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Volume 105 | Number 2 | March-April 2017


Stats and Fiction

Katie L. Burke

Andy Field’s An Adventure in Statistics, provides solid statistical instruction, and it does so like no other textbook: Field has embedded his lessons in a novel-length science fiction story illustrated with graphic-novel artwork.

Explosive Truths

James G. Lewis

When Mount St. Helens exploded in May 1980, predicting volcanic eruptions was still a nascent science. As Steve Olson demonstrates in Eruption, the lack of clear scientific guidance and an absence of straightforward jurisdictional relationships fostered government inaction at all levels, with disastrous results.

 

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