"'An engrossing study... Her book is a compelling and entertaining fusion of history, theory and biography.' (Ian Critchley, Sunday Times) 'The Theory That Would Not Die is the first popular science book to document the rocky story of Bayes's rule. At times, her tale has everything you would expect of as modern-day thriller... To have crafted a page-turner out of the history of statistics is an impressive feat. If only lectures at university had been this racy.' (David Robson, New Scientist) 'Readers will be amazed at the impact that Bayes' rule has had in diverse fields, as well as by its rejection by too many statisticians... reading McGrayne's book has made me determined to try, once again, to master the intricacies of Bayesian statisics.' (The Lancet)"
About the Author
Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of numerous books, including Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries and Prometheans in the Lab: Chemistry and the Making of the Modern World. She lives in Seattle.