The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century

The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century

David Salsburg


An insightful, revealing heritage of the mystical arithmetic that remodeled our international.

At a summer time tea get together in Cambridge, England, a visitor states that tea poured into milk tastes assorted from milk poured into tea. Her inspiration is shouted down by way of the medical minds of the crowd. yet one guy, Ronald Fisher, proposes to scientifically try the speculation. there is not any greater individual to behavior such an test, for Fisher is a pioneer within the box of records.

The woman Tasting Tea spotlights not just Fisher's theories but in addition the progressive rules of dozens of fellows and ladies which have an effect on our sleek daily lives. Writing with verve and wit, David Salsburg lines breakthroughs starting from the increase and fall of Karl Pearson's theories to the tools of quality controls that rebuilt postwar Japan's economic climate, together with a pivotal early research at the means of a small beer cask on the Guinness brewing manufacturing unit. Brimming with exciting tidbits and colourful characters, The woman Tasting Tea salutes the spirit of these who dared to examine the area in a brand new way.

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