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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
by Elizabeth Knowles
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why create artificial rarity?, 13 Jan. 2010
Brilliant in any context, notably in teaching English to students of other mother-tongues.

But why can I not buy it in Kyiv, a capital city of at least 4 million where there are many bookshops carrying other Oxford dictionaries?

And why does Amazon refuse to export second-hand copies -- without having the common decency to tell customers until they've spent x hours form-filling??

Statistical Reasoning and Methods (Statistics)
Statistical Reasoning and Methods (Statistics)
by Richard A. Johnson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £139.99

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Statistics a branch of logic, not maths, 5 Feb. 2009
It may be both rude and illogical to criticize a book I know nothing about but the price, BUT

A tome of this price and mass will largely serve to increase the cynicism with which so many intelligent people view statistics. Just try asking intelligent lay people
'Do statistical tests give you the probability of the truth given the evidence, or that of the evidence given the truth?'
In my experience very few will even attempt an answer. Yet that answer can be reasoned by people who don't know a sqare root from a root vegetable. Why? because stats has been traditionally taught by mathematicians, not logicians or philosophers.

Those needing to know about Statisical Methods can get them readily through Google/Wikipedia. But true understanding will not stem from any amount of sophisticated calculation.
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