Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 18:55:24 -0500

From: Alex Bogomolny

Dear Deb:

Much as I am willing to help I can't cut your work for you. It's either too little or too much (the latter I just can't afford).

Martin Gardner discussed your and many more relevant questions in several books. For example,

*aha! Gotcha*, W.H.Freeman&Co, NY, 1982*Knotted Doughnuts*, W.H.Freeman&Co, NY, 1986

Each contains further references.

Marylin vos Savant in *The Power of Logical Thinking* (St.Martin's
Press, NY, 1996) has a fantastic list of examples on misuse of
statistics.

M.Gardner in his *Time Travel and Other Mathematical Bewilderments*
(W.H.Freeman&Co, NY, 1986) has a chapter on Nontransitive Paradoxes
- extremely surprising facet of probability.

I would be happy to hear what you found most interesting.

Good luck