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  • The Master Algorithmby Pedro Domingos

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    Algorithms increasingly run our lives. They find books, movies, jobs, and dates for us, manage our investments, and discover new drugs. More and more, these algorithms work by learning from the trails of data we leave in our newly digital world. Like curious children, they observe us, imitate, and experiment. And in the world?s top research labs... more...

  • The Art of Biblical Poetryby Robert Alter

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 18.00

    Three decades ago, renowned literary expert Robert Alter radically expanded the horizons of biblical scholarship by recasting the Bible as not only a human creation but a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In The Art of Biblical Poetry , his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative , Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative... more...

  • A Conflict of Visionsby Thomas Sowell

    Basic Books 2007; Not Available

    Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern more...

  • Feynman's Tips on Physicsby Richard P. Feynman; Michael A. Gottlieb; Ralph Leighton

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 16.99

    Feynman?s Tips on Physics is a delightful collection of Richard P. Feynman?s insights and an essential companion to his legendary Feynman Lectures on Physics . With characteristic flair, insight, and humor, Feynman discusses topics physics students often struggle with and offers valuable tips on addressing them. Included here are three lectures... more...

  • The Soft Cageby Christian Parenti

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    From the cutting-edge young historian and reporter Christian Parenti, a vivid, chilling history of surveillance in American life-from the antebellum South to the computerized landscape of the futuristic present. more...

  • A Most Imperfect Union Apple/Kobo editionby Ilan Stavans

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 26.99

    Enough with the dead white men! The true story of the United States lies with its most overlooked and marginalized peoples—the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up, and who made this country what it is today. In A Most Imperfect Union , cultural critic Ilan Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz... more...

  • The Fall of the Ottomansby Eugene Rogan

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 32.00

    In 1914 the Ottoman Empire was depleted of men and resources after years of war against Balkan nationalist and Italian forces. But in the aftermath of the assassination in Sarajevo, the powers of Europe were sliding inexorably toward war, and not even the Middle East could escape the vast and enduring consequences of one of the most destructive conflicts... more...

  • The Last Warriorby Andrew F. Krepinevich; Barry D. Watts

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    Andrew Marshall is a Pentagon legend. For more than four decades he has served as Director of the Office of Net Assessment, the Pentagon?s internal think tank, under twelve defense secretaries and eight administrations. Yet Marshall has been on the cutting edge of strategic thinking even longer than that. At the RAND Corporation during its golden... more...

  • Rise of the Robotsby Martin Ford

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine—and hope—that today?s industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots , Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this... more...

  • One Nation Under Godby Kevin M. Kruse

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    Conventional wisdom holds that America has been a Christian nation since the Founding Fathers. But in One Nation Under God , historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the idea of “Christian America? is nothing more than a myth—and a relatively recent one at that. The assumption that America was, is, and always will be a Christian nation dates back no... more...