"Traces the historical development of the normal law. Second Edition offers a comprehensive treatment of the bivariate normal distribution--presenting entirely new material on normal integrals, asymptotic normality, the asymptotic properties of order statistics, and point estimation and statistical intervals."
"Praise for the First Edition. . . . . .a wonderful book, full of precious knowledge on the normal distribution. . .It should be in the hands of every serious statistician, every research worker, and every Ph.D. candidate, every serious student. "
". . .concise and systematic. . .can easily be used in individual studies. . . .[an] excellent book. You may well find in it many useful results that you had not known before. "
---Journal of Official Statistics
". . .well-organized. . . .a useful. . .book for academic statisticians. "
". . .a welcome addition to our libraries. "
---Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
Genesis: an historical background; basic properties; expansions and algorithms; characterizations; sampling distributions; limit theorems and expansions; normal approximations to distributions; order statistics from normal samples; the bivariate normal distribution; bivariate normal sampling distributions; point estimation; statistical intervals.