Tag Archives: History

The Storm Before the Calm

The Storm Before the Calm By George Friedman Penguin Random House, New York, 2020 I can’t decide whether George Friedman is a genius or a crackpot. Friedman has made a career of geopolitical forecasting.  He’s founded a couple of consulting … Continue reading

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Endeavour

Endeavour:  The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World By Peter Moore Chatto & Windus, London, 2018 Pop quiz:  What does “endeavour” mean to you? a)  To attempt, to strive, to exert oneself towards achieving some goal, b)  The … Continue reading

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Ada’s Algorithm

Ada’s Algorithm By James Essinger Melville House Publishing. Brooklyn, NY. 2014 Lady Ada Lovelace has a good claim to being the first Woman in Tech. Born in 1815, she was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron. She’s best known … Continue reading

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Book Review: Infinitesimal

InfinitesimalBy Amir AlexanderScientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2014 Amir Alexander proves there is no subject too small to write a book about. Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World is about the mathematics of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: 17 Equations That Changed the World

In Pursuit of the Unknown:  17 Equations That Changed the WorldBy Ian StewartBasic Books, New York, 2012 17 Equations That Changed the World:  It’s a greatest hits collection!  17 of your all-time favorite equations from the worlds of mathematics, physics … Continue reading

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