To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Data Analysis & Modelling  Data Analysis & Statistics

Statistical Analysis of Circular Data

Handbook / Manual
By: NI Fisher
277 pages, B/w figs, tabs
Statistical Analysis of Circular Data
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Statistical Analysis of Circular Data ISBN: 9780521568906 Paperback Oct 1995 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
  • Statistical Analysis of Circular Data ISBN: 9780521350181 Hardback Oct 1993 Out of Print #34954
Selected version: £44.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Data measured as angles or two-dimensional orientations are found almost everywhere in science. They commonly arise in biology, geography, geophysics, medicine, meteorology and oceanography, and many other areas. Examples of such data include departure directions of birds from release points, fracture plane orientations, the directional movement of animals after stimulation, wind and ocean current directions, and biorhythms. Statistical methods for handling such data have developed rapidly in the last twenty years, particularly data display, correlation, regression and analysis of tempered or spatially structured data. Further, some of the exciting modern developments in general statistical methodology, particularly nonparametric smoothing methods and bootstrap-based methods, have contributed significantly to relatively intractable data analysis problems. This book provides a unified and up-to-date account of techniques for handling circular data.


Preface; 1. The purpose of the book; 2. Survey of contents; 3. How to use the book; 4. Notation, terminology and conventions; 5. Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction: Part II. Descriptive Methods: 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Data display; 2.3. Simple summary quantities; 2.4. Modifications for axial data; Part III. Models: 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Notation; trigonometric moments; 3.3. Probability distributions on the circle; Part IV. Analysis of a Single Sample of Data: 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Exploratory analysis; 4.3. Testing a sample of unit vectors for uniformity; 4.4. Nonparametric methods for unimodal data; 4.5. Statistical analysis of a random sample of unit vectors from a von Mises distribution; 4.6. Statistical analysis of a random sample of unit vectors from a multimodal distribution; 4.7. Other topics; Part V. Analysis of Two or More Samples, and of Other Experimental Layouts: 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Exploratory analysis; 5.3. Nonparametric methods for analysing two or more samples of unimodal data; 5.4. Analysis of two or more samples from von Mises distributions; 5.5. Analysis of data from more complicated experimental designs; Part VI. Correlation and Regression: 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Linear-circular association and circular-linear association; 6.3. Circular-circular association; 6.4. Regression models for a circular response variable; Part VII. Analysis of Data with Temporal or Spatial Structure: 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. Analysis of temporal data; 7.3. Spatial analysis; Part VIII. Some Modern Statistical Techniques for Testing and Estimation: 8.1. Introduction; 8.2. Bootstrap methods for confidence intervals and hypothesis tests: general description; 8.3. Bootstrap methods for circular data: confidence regions for the mean direction; 8.4. Bootstrap methods for circular data: hypothesis tests for mean directions; 8.5. Randomisation, or permutation, tests; Appendix A. Tables; Appendix B. Data sets; References; Index.

Customer Reviews

Handbook / Manual
By: NI Fisher
277 pages, B/w figs, tabs
Media reviews
...I suggest you pick up this book...this is a delightful, modern, and unified text. The writing style is exceptionally clear and lucid...examples are motivating and nontechnical and are easy to follow. For these reasons, the book can also be used as a textbook for university students who often deal with or collect circular data...the book looks wonderful...contains much valuable information and many interesting examples and gives an excellent--and for the most part nontechnical--introduction to build a solid foundation in circular data analysis...covers the most recent developments in the area. I strongly recommend it for students and researchers. Chance "I would recommend this book to any statistician who needs to analyze circular data. The author's style is quite readable. The page layout is pleasing, and the graphics are very well done...I was very impressed with this book." Thomas E. Wehrly, Technometrics " circular data become more common and their underlying questions become more complex, Statistical Analysis of Circular Data will continue to help move this 'curious byway' into a mainstream of applied statistical science. This is a book that is written to be used." Nicholas Lange, Journal of the American Statistical Association "...this well-crafted text contains a wealth of other historical and technical aspects of analyzing circular data that you will find both interesting and informative." Timothy G. Gregoire, Forest Science
Current promotions
Field Guide SaleNHBS Moth TrapNew and Forthcoming BooksBuyers Guides