Theory That Would Not Die How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy

ISBN-10: 0300188226

ISBN-13: 9780300188226

Edition: 2012

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/25/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of several critically-acclaimed books about scientific discoveries, including "Prometheans in the Lab", "Nobel Prize Women in Science", and "Blue Genes and Polyester Plants".

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface and Note to Readers
Acknowledgments
Enlightenment and the Anti-Bayesian Reaction
Causes in the Air
The Man Who Did Everything
Many Doubts, Few Defenders
Second World War Era
Bayes Goes to War
Dead and Buried Again
The Glorious Revival
Arthur Bailey
From Tool to Theology
Jerome Cornfield, Lung Cancer, and Heart Attacks
There's Always a First Time
46,656 Varieties
To Prove Its Worth
Business Decisions
Who Wrote The Federalist?
The Cold Warrior
Three Mile Island
The Navy Searches
Victory
Eureka!
Rosetta Stories
Epilogue
Appendixes
Dr. Fisher's Casebook
Applying Bayes' Rule
Notes
Glossary for Nonmathematical Readers
Bibliography
Reading List
Index
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