"Motulsky seems to have done the impossible, again.  He has taken his already great textbook (Intuitive Biostatistics) and extracted the bare-bones necessary for the reader to enjoy a lively, easy-to-read introduction to the concepts of biostatistics.  In addition, Motulsky provides the reader with a discussion of common mistakes and how to avoid them.  Essential Biostatistics should be required reading for all beginning biology or biostatistics students.  It provides foundational material for interpreting statistical analysis."
--Philip Hejduk, University of Texas at Arlington

"The author does a great job explaining WHY we use statistics rather than getting bogged down explaining HOW we calculate statistics.  I find it refreshing to step back from the calculations to see the larger context why we use statistics in science."
--Dean W. Coble, Stephen F. Austin State University

"I really like the clear and humorous style, the wealth of examples, and the discussions of the limits and pitfalls. This is a wonderful book."
--Naji Younes, George Washington University

"Essential Biostatistics distills the essence of university-level biostatistics topics in accessible, concise language that is engaging and thought-provoking. This text would be an excellent companion to a traditional biostatistics book."
--Derek Webb, 
Bemidji State University

"The author does a great job explaining why we use statistics rather than getting bogged down explaining how we calculate statistics. I find it refreshing to step back from the calculations to see the larger context of why we use statistics in science."
--Dean W. Coble, Stephen F. Austin State University

"I really like the clear and humorous style, the wealth of examples, and the discussions of the limits and pitfalls. This is a wonderful book."
--Naji Younes, 
George Washington University