Thursday, 08 September 2011
E. H. Gombrich’s A Little History of the World has become a cult classic since it was published in English for the first time by Yale in 2005. The book went on to sell over half a million copies and has become one of the treasures of historical writing. Next month Yale will publish a luxury illustrated edition, aiming to further enrich Gombrich’s enchanting and distinctive narrative.
Monday, 15 August 2011
Back in November 2010 Yale published the aptly-titled Egypt on the Brink by Tarek Osman, a lively account of Egypt, its recent history and the increasingly febrile political situation. Within months, the Egyptian people had risen in protest against the regime and President Mubarak was forced to resign. Now he stands trial. In a fully-revised and updated edition of Egypt on the Brink, Osman continues the extraordinary story of the February 2011 protests, and discusses their implications for Egypt and the rest of the world.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
What do Google’s prototype robotic cars, email spam filters and military code cracking have in common? They all utilise Bayes’ Theorem, a seemingly simple formula invented in the 18th century that has since been adopted by scientists, codebreakers and computer programmers alike. Earlier this month Yale University Press published The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy, a book that traces the history of this influential and controversial formula.