# Mathematical Digest

### 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 *