George Kingsley Zipf, “Human Behavior and the Principle of Least Effort: An Introduction to Human Ecology”, 1949 was a nonfiction science book.
The “Zipf Law” is a statistical distribution discovered by George Zipf.
This probability distribution is a “linear ranking” statistic that describes a wild range of stochastic phenomena. I use it in rankings of food choices; as, human food behavior is my interest.
The above table “ranking” 32 food items by the “per capita pounds” annually is an example of Zipfian law distribution.
Words in a language was the first discovered Zipfian distribution. Choose any language and rank the words by frequency of use and the result is a Zipfian distribution (English graph below).
The table above ranks food items; and, rank-number versus percentage of annual food consumption is Zipfian.