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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society
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Book Information

Author: Andrew I. Dale
Title: Most honorable remembrance: The life and works of Thomas Bayes
Additional book information Springer-Verlag, New York, 2003, xxiv + 668 pp., $99.00, ISBN 0-387-00499-8.


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Review Information

Reviewer: S. L. Zabell
Affiliation: Northwestern University
Email: zabell@math.northwestern.edu
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 42 (2005), 555-559
PII: S 0273-0979(05)01068-2
Published electronically: April 7, 2005
Review copyright: © Copyright 2005 American Mathematical Society
The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.