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How to Lie with Numbers, Stats & Graphs

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Truth, Lies & Statistics and Graphs Don't Lie are two of our biggest selling books - and by far our funniest!

In these eye-opening books, award-winning statistician and author Lee Baker uncovers the key tricks of the trade used by politicians, corporations and other statistical conmen to deceive, hoodwink and otherwise dupe the unwary.

Like the pie chart of the 2017 UK General Election that showed that the number 34 is smaller than 14, and zero is much bigger than 22. Or that the President of the United States tried to convince us that 420,000 is a larger number than 782,000. Nice try boys, but we were awake that day!

In his trademark sardonic style, the author reveals the secrets of how the statistical hustlers use numbers, stats, graphs and charts to manipulate and misrepresent for political or commercial gain – and often get away with it.

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Truth, Lies & Statistics

How to Lie with Statistics
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The Future of Statistics

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Pirates, cats, Mexican lemons and North Carolina lawyers. Cheese consumption, margarine and drowning by falling out of fishing boats. This book has got it all.

A roller coaster of a book in 8 witty chapters, this might just be the most entertaining statistics book you’ll read this year.

 

Did you know that pirates caused global warming, and that a statistical lie gave rise to one of the fastest growing religions on the planet? Probably not – you might have missed the memo that day. Did you also know that organic food is the real cause of autism, and that Mexican lemons are a major cause of deaths on American roads? They’re true, honest – and this book has got the stats to prove it.

In this eye-opening book, award winning statistician and author Lee Baker uncovers the key tricks of the trade used by politicians, corporations and other statistical conmen to deceive, hoodwink and otherwise dupe the unwary. Like how the ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer attempted to persuade us that 5 lots of 10 make 150, or how the President of the United States tried to convince us that 420,000 is a larger number than 782,000. Nice try boys, but we were awake that day!

In his trademark sardonic style, the author reveals the secrets of how the statistical hustlers manipulate and misrepresent data for political or commercial gain – and often get away with it.

Written as a layman’s guide to lying, cheating and deceiving with data and statistics, there’s not a dull page in sight!

 

Discover the exciting world of statistical cheating and persuasive misdirection. Get this book, TODAY!

Graphs Don’t Lie

How to Lie with Graphs and Get Away With It…
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    Complete

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Now With Free Bonus Book!

You can now get the following FREE bonus with this book:

The Future of Statistics

  • An anthology written with the contributions of some of the most prominent statisticians, data analysts and Data Scientists in the world to help you take the next steps in your Data Ninja journey!

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You can download the content in a zip file by going to your Leanpub library here https://leanpub.com/user_dashboard/library, selecting the book, and then clicking on the "Download Extras" download link.

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Sarah Palin, abortions, global warming and Usain Bolt. The CEO of Apple, 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995, Fox News and 193%. This book has got scandals galore!

With 9 witty chapters taking you on a roller coaster tour of graphical lies, pictorial deceits and pie charts of mayhem, this might just be the most entertaining book about graphs you’ll read this year.

 

Did you know that between them, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney enjoyed a total of 193% support from Republican candidates in the 2012 US primaries? It must be true – it was on a pie chart broadcast on Fox News. Did you also know that the number 34 is smaller than 14, and zero is much bigger than 22? Honest, it’s true, it was published in a respectable national newspaper after the 2017 UK General Election. There can’t have been any kind of misdirection here because they were all shown on a pie chart.

In this astonishing book, award winning statistician and author Lee Baker uncovers how politicians, the press, corporations and other statistical conmen use graphs and charts to deceive their unwitting audience. Like how a shocking, and yet seemingly innocuous statement as “Every year since 1950, the number of children gunned down has doubled”, meant that there should have been at least 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995 alone, the year the quote was printed in a reputable journal. Or how an anti-abortion group made their point by trying to convince us all that 327,000 is actually a larger number than 935,573. Nice try, but no cigar – we weren’t born yesterday.

In his trademark sardonic style, the author reveals the secrets of how the statistical hustlers use graphs and charts to manipulate and misrepresent for political or commercial gain – and often get away with it.

Written as a layman’s guide to lying, cheating and deceiving with graphs, there’s not a dull page in sight! And it’s got elephants in it too…

 

Discover the exciting world of lying with graphs and charts. Get this book, TODAY!

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