The erroneous misuse of statistics by supposedly clever people is explored across entertaining and compelling examples. Some people fear and mistrust numbers. Others want to use them for everything. After a long career as a statistician, Paul Goodwin has learned the hard way that the ones who want to use them for everything are a very good reason for the rest of us to fear and mistrust them. Something Doesn't Add Up is a field guide to the numbers that rule our world, even though they don't make sense. In the right hands, maths is a useful tool. It's just a pity there are so many of the wrong hands about.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
This fascinating full colour 550-piece puzzle beautifully illustrates each and every one of the elements in the Periodic Table. Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry. Box measures 27.9 x 33 x 5.1 cm