Best Andrew Vickers books

What is a p-value anyway? 34 Stories to Help You Actually Understand Statistics

Andrew J. Vickers

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What is a p-value Anyway? offers a fun introduction to the fundamental principles of statistics, presenting the essential concepts in thirty-four brief, enjoyable stories. Drawing on his experience as a medical researcher, Vickers blends insightful explanations and humor, with minimal math, to help readers understand and interpret the statistics they read every day.

 

Describing data; Data distributions; Variation of study results: confidence intervals; Hypothesis testing; Regression and decision making; Some common statistical errors, and what they teach us

 

For all readers interested in statistics.

Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece

Hugo Vickers

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"In 1953, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Alice was dressed from head to foot in a long gray dress and a gray cloak, and a nun's veil. Amidst all the jewels, and velvet and coronets, and the fine uniforms, she exuded an unworldly simplicity. Seated with the royal family, she was a part of them, yet somehow distanced from them. Inasmuch as she is remembered at all today, it is as this shadowy figure in gray nun's clothes..."

Princess Alice, mother of Prince Phillip, was something of a mystery figure even within her own family. She was born deaf, at Windsor Castle, in the presence of her grandmother, Queen Victoria, and brought up in England, Darmstadt, and Malta.

In 1903 she married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and from then on her life was overshadowed by wars, revolutions, and enforced periods of exile. By the time she was thirty-five, virtually every point of stability was overthrown. Though the British royal family remained in the ascendant, her German family ceased to be ruling princes, her two aunts who had married Russian royalty had come to savage ends, and soon afterwards Alice's own husband was nearly executed as a political scapegoat.

The middle years of her life, which should have followed a conventional and fulfilling path, did the opposite. She suffered from a serious religious crisis and at the age of forty-five was removed from her family and placed in a sanitarium in Switzerland, where she was pronounced a paranoid schizophrenic. As her stay in the clinic became prolonged, there was a time where it seemed she might never walk free again. How she achieved her recovery is just one of the remarkable aspects of her story.

Alice: Princess Andrew of Greece Reprint edition by Vickers, Hugo (2003) Paperback

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ABC of Complementary Medicine (ABC Series)

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This revised and updated edition of the ABC of Complementary Medicine offers an authoritative introduction to complementary therapies.

Taking an independent standpoint, neither promoting nor disparaging complementary therapies, this second edition includes the latest information on efficacy of treatments and provides a new emphasis on patient management. The ABC of Complementary Medicine is an invaluable guide to any doctor who encounters complementary medicine in clinical practice.

Cecil Beaton at Home: An Interior Life

Andrew Ginger

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A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain’s Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffiné interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on two homes dear to Beaton’s heart—Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in the same county—as well as London's Pelham Place and Beaton’s New York hotel suites. Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration, a photographer’s studio, and a stage for impressive entertaining, Beaton’s country homes also fueled his passion for art, gardening, and delight in village life. Against his often-extravagant interiors, Beaton’s private life unfolds—his unique talent for self-promotion, desire for theatricality, and uncertain pursuit of love. This lavishly illustrated visual biography brings together original photographs, artworks, and possessions from his interiors to present an intimate picture of Beaton’s extraordinary life.

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Shifting Baselines: The Past and the Future of Ocean Fisheries

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Shifting Baselines explores the real-world implications of a groundbreaking idea: we must understand the oceans of the past to protect the oceans of the future. In 1995, acclaimed marine biologist Daniel Pauly coined the term "shifting baselines" to describe a phenomenon of lowered expectations, in which each generation regards a progressively poorer natural world as normal. This seminal volume expands on Pauly's work, showing how skewed visions of the past have led to disastrous marine policies and why historical perspective is critical to revitalize fisheries and ecosystems.
 
Edited by marine ecologists Jeremy Jackson and Enric Sala, and historian Karen Alexander, the book brings together knowledge from disparate disciplines to paint a more realistic picture of past fisheries. The authors use case studies on the cod fishery and the connection between sardine and anchovy populations, among others, to explain various methods for studying historic trends and the intricate relationships between species. Subsequent chapters offer recommendations about both specific research methods and effective management. This practical information is framed by inspiring essays by Carl Safina and Randy Olson on a personal experience of shifting baselines and the importance of human stories in describing this phenomenon to a broad public.
 
While each contributor brings a different expertise to bear, all agree on the importance of historical perspective for effective fisheries management. Readers, from students to professionals, will benefit enormously from this informed hindsight.

PDQ Integrative Oncology: Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care

Barrie Cassileth MS PhD

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Integrative Oncology is the synthesis of mainstream cancer treatment and effective complementary therapies. PDQ Integrative Oncology: Complementary Therapies in Cancer Care provides oncology professionals with need-to-know information about the data-based utility of complementary therapies. It thoroughly discusses useful non-invasive adjunctive therapies that effectively and safely relieve symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatments. Following discussions of the source and practice of complementary therapies, this manual summarizes therapies by major cancer diagnoses and concludes with a section on the management of major symptoms. A final chapter reviews currently popular but questionable alternative therapies. The text examines botanical research, herb-drug interactions in oncology, and the potential and the concerns about dietary supplements. This work will help oncology professionals understand and guide patients use of appropriate complementary therapies and avoid bogus alternatives . The overall aim of PDQ Integrative Oncology is to facilitate dialogue with patients and help broaden the approach to cancer treatment that integrative oncology can engender.

What is a p-value anyway? 34 Stories to Help You Actually Understand Statistics 1st (first) Edition by Vickers, Andrew J. published by Pearson (2009)

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Vickers Aircraft Since 1908 (Putnam's British aircraft)

A. F. Andrews

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Book by Andrews, C. F., Morgan, E. B.