Newsletter 198


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]Spy Who Loved Magnolias
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      1. http://b.rw/gmlkuu

Anna Pavord | Independent | 1 January 2011

Seven principles for gardeners. From Peter Smithers, chief inspiration for
  James Bond. Ideal garden "must be designed and planted so as to reduce
  labour to a minimum". Perennials only. Aromatic. Densely planted.
  Late-flowering

[2]Toppling
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      2. http://b.rw/eO2W6l

Peter Maas | New Yorker | 3 January 2011

Reporter's notebook. Retracing the toppling of Sadam Hussein's statue in
  Baghdad. More a spontaneous overflow of military enthusiasm than a planned
  operation. But a PR triumph, channelling American desire for symbol of
  victory

[3]Report Card On My Generation
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      3. http://b.rw/gSaQI4

Peter Singer | Sydney Morning Herald | 1 January 2011

First boomers turn 65. What's their legacy? On plus side, less risk of
  nuclear war. Less sexism, racism. Falling poverty rates. But huge negative:
  world on brink of calamitous climate change, "Future generations will curse
  us"

[4]Think Again: American Decline
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      4. http://b.rw/hwms3g

Gideon Rachman | Foreign Policy | 2 January 2011

America has peaked. So have American values, American allies. China, India,
  Turkey, Iran, Brazil will decide new world order. "Once countries get the
  hang of economic growth, it takes a great deal to throw them off course"
     [5]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Andrew Gelman on =STATISTICS=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-gelman-on-statistics

Award-winning statistician and political scientist Andrew Gelman says that
  uncertainty  is  an  important  part  of life, and recognition of that
  uncertainty is itself an important step. This is where statistics can help
  us [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-gelman-on-statistics

Topic

[8]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

Book of the Day

[10]How Animals Work
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/how-animals-work-by-knut-schmidt-nielsen

-by Knut Schmidt-Nielsen - Most of this book is not statistics, it’s really
  physics. How can birds fly and lift themselves up in the air? How do dogs
  cool themselves by panting? He’s looking at things that people take for
  granted, and saying, these are amazing feats of engineering. One reason I
  connect it with statistics – it’s not only the graphs – is the fact there’s
  an interplay between physics modelling, data collection and statistical
  analysis. And that’s what statistics is all about – it’s about building real
  models, using real information.

[11]More recommendations…
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      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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