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Twelve British Statisticians
Twelve British Statisticians provides a description of the lives and scientific contributions of a dozen statistical luminaries. Each statistician is a famous figure, but is especially renowned in Great Britain. Their fields of expertise sometimes include disciplines that depart from statistics and display great versatility. The book is accessible to a wide reading audience.
Each of the chapters of the book focuses on the scientific contributions and personal life of a single statistician. Each chapter begins with an overview and contains a rich set of references.
Current textbooks in statistics contain little information about the pioneers in the field. This book provides a historical supplement in courses on quantitative methods in the behavioral, social, and biological disciplines.
The statisticians and some of their contributions covered include: