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Well written but rather slight - "look inside" recommended
on 12 April 2015
This is a short, well-written book chatting about a variety of statistical and mathematical curiosities. I haven't given it a higher rating because although the writing is good, there is very little here that is new and there is generally little depth in the explanations - sometimes none at all. For example, there is a clear and concise description of the Königsburg bridges problem and a serviceable introduction to the "birthday paradox". These are both old chestnuts and - almost inevitably - this book doesn't really have anything new to say about them. Of course if you don't know about these and think you might then this book may be just what you want. I recommend using Amazon's "look inside" to check the contents list and the sample text - you decide.