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Science  18 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5678, pp. 1747-1748
DOI: 10.1126/science.1098620

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Karl Pearson The Scientific Life in a Statistical Age. by Theodore M. Porter. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2004. 352 pp. $35, £22.95. ISBN 0-691-11445-5.

Porter explores the development of Pearson's interests from his early work in philosophy and cultural history through his crucial contributions to the foundations of modern statistics.