Michael Blastland & Andrew Dilnot: The Tiger that Isn’t – Seeing through a world of numbers

It is so easy to lie with numbers – or not exactly lie, but give an impression that serves one aim or another. It’s quite an eye-opener to the reader; even if some ways are universally known, there always seems to be yet another way of using numbers or statistics to bluff people. Because pattern of stripes can be seen from the jungle, it doesn’t mean there necessarily is a tiger on the loose. The makers of BBC Radio series “More or Less” have produced a good, many times funny but also a very useful book on the jungle of numbers. It is recent, too, filled with examples from rather close past. Remembering them adds to the pleasurable reading experience.

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