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Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Lie Detector": Review of Calculated Risks: how to know when number deceive you by Gerd Gigerenzer. Reviewed by Elizabeth Sourbut. New Scientist, 25 May 2002, page 52.

The pitfalls of misunderstanding statistics are everywhere. This book provides many examples of such pitfalls as well as ways to avoid them. ``By the end of [the book], the reader has been presented with a powerful set of tools for understanding statistics,'' the reviewer writes.

--- Allyn Jackson