1) Delves into the history of statistics and statisticians
2) Nicely explains the fundamentals of and differences between probability and statistics (I wish I had read this book before my MBA statistics course, would have given me a great grounding and set me on a path of asking the right questions)
Really nothing - maybe the book could have been longer, I would have enjoyed it even more!
Narration: Superb (British accented)
If you are going to read only one science book in your life, I would recommend this one - as the title suggests, it is a delightful introduction to a wide swath of scientific disciplines. Even though this is a long narration (big book), at the end of it all, I found myself wanting more.
I have long wondered about human ancestors and Nicholas Wade weaves a captivating picture of what may have been our history, piecing together disparate sources (genetic, archeological, linguistic etc). After reading this book, if you still want to know more, like I did, I would recommend that you rent/buy a super PBS Home DVD on the same topic - Journey of Man by Dr. Spencer Wells (if you still want more, get the book by Dr Spencer Wells - unfortunately, with my limited knowledge of genetics, I found it difficult to understand the book)
Narration: Very Good (it took me a while to get used to the narrator though)
I have read/heard a few books on evolution - this is easily the best. It answered my questions on evolution with both solid theory and examples of the theory in action; you wont be dissapointed with this book.
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