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The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction Paperback – 18 Apr 2013

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (18 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141975652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141975658
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 162 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Outstanding... I was hooked (Tim Harford Financial Times)

One of the more momentous books of the decade (The New York Times Book Review)

A lucid explanation of how to think probabilistically (Guardian)

The inhabitants of Westminster are speed-reading The Signal and the Noise... They will find the book remarkable and rewarding (Sunday Telegraph)

Is there anything now that Nate Silver could tell us that we wouldn't believe? (Jonathan Freedland)

Fascinating... our age's Brunel (Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times)

A surprisingly accessible peek into the world of mathematical probability (Daily Telegraph)

The Galileo of number crunchers (Independent)

A 34-year old Delphic Oracle (Daily Beast)

About the Author

Nate Silver is a statistician and political forecaster at The New York Times. In 2012, he correctly predicted the outcome of 50 out of 50 states during the US presidential election, trumping the professional pollsters and pundits. He was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the world, and one of Rolling Stones' top Agents of Change. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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