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The Drunkard's Walk by Leonard Mlodinow
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Mostly a introduction to statistics by examples and introduces many of the famous problems. It's good for a basic overview (enough knowledge to be dangerous), but a statistics class is really needed to gain an understanding. Mlodinow seems to sometimes infer causality without bases in some of the conclusions in the anecdotal examples (mixes logic with speculation). This can mislead some and cause others to disbelieve him entirely.
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