By David Salsburg
At a summer season tea get together in Cambridge, England, a girl states that tea poured into milk tastes another way than that of milk poured into tea. Her proposal is shouted down by way of the medical minds of the gang. yet one visitor, by means of the identify Ronald Aylmer Fisher, proposes to scientifically try the lady's speculation. there has been no larger individual to behavior the sort of try out. For Fisher had delivered to the sector of data an emphasis on controlling the equipment for acquiring info and the significance of interpretation. He knew that how the knowledge used to be accumulated and utilized was once as very important because the information themselves.
In The woman Tasting Tea, readers will come upon not just Ronald Fisher's theories (and their repercussions), however the principles of dozens of fellows and girls whose progressive paintings impacts our daily lives. Writing with verve and wit, writer David Salsburg lines the increase and fall of Karl Pearson's theories, explores W. Edwards Deming's statistical tools of qc (which rebuilt postwar Japan's economy), and relates the tale of Stella Cunliff's early paintings at the potential of small beer casks on the Guinness brewing manufacturing facility.
The woman Tasting Tea isn't a booklet of dry proof and figures, however the historical past of significant people who dared to examine the area in a brand new way.