Subject: Nature

Datafile Subject:Biology, Environment, Nature,
Story names:Cuckoo Eggs in Nests of Other Birds,
Description: L.H.C. Tippett (1902-1985) was one of the pioneers in the field of statistical quality control, This data on the lengths of cuckoo eggs found in the nests of other birds (drawn from the work of O.M. Latter in 1902) is used by Tippett in his fundamental text. Cuckoos are knows to lay their eggs in th...
Datafile Subject:Health, Nature,
Story names:Mercury Contamination in Bass,
Description: Largemouth bass were studied in 53 different Florida lakes to examine the factors that influence the level of mercury contamination. Water samples were collected from the surface of the middle of each lake in August 1990 and then again in March 1991. The pH level, the amount of chlorophyll, calcium...
Datafile Subject:Nature,
Story names:Reining in the Wild Horses,
Description: The authors conducted an experiment evaluating whether sterilizing the dominant male in a herd of wild horses would reduce foaling (birth) rates for 2 or more years. In December 1985, they rounded up bands of horses from two Herd Management Areas. They vasectomized the dominant male in each band a...

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