Empire: A New History of the World
A dazzling new history of the world told through the ten major empires of human civilization.
Eminent historian Paul Strathern opens the story of Empire with the Akkadian civilization, which ruled over a vast expanse of the region of ancient Mesopotamia, then turns to the immense Roman Empire,...
The Power of Algorithms: Inspiration and Examples in Everyday Life
To examine, analyze, and manipulate a problem to the point of designing an algorithm for solving it is an exercise of fundamental value in many fields. With so many everyday activities governed by algorithmic principles, the power, precision, reliability and speed of execution demanded by users have transformed the design and...
Seduction: A History From the Enlightenment to the Present
A brilliantly original history that explores the shifting cultural mores of courtship, told through the lives of remarkable women and men throughout history.
If sex has generally been a private matter, seduction has always been of intense public interest. Whether the stuff of front-page tabloid news, the...
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