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Uncharted by Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel

Uncharted

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Uncharted by Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel
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Dec 02, 2014 | ISBN 9781594632907

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Praise

Praise for Uncharted

“Aiden and Michel are big data pioneers, transforming how humanity thinks about itself. Uncharted is a magical, fun, fast and informative read. Every page brims with insight and humor.”
Kenneth Cukier, co-author of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

“One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists.”
Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature

“[A]musing, enlightening… Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show that our books are crammed with revelations about history, culture, economics, and politics that would even surprise their authors…. The resulting insights may shift our thinking about matters great and small.” — Boston Globe

“Entertaining… This may be potato chips for intellectuals, but it is irresistible. You cannot eat just one ngram.” — New York Times

“Erez and Michel are keen, lighthearted guides through their complex world… fascinating.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Literary lovechild of: Raymond Williams’ Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society and Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t…. Aiden and Michel have made fascinating discoveries about everything from the speed of fame to Soviet censorship. That they’re only just skimming the surface is hugely exciting.” — Slate

“[Aiden and Michel] offer fascinating insights… A fun, revealing exploration of a new way to view the past.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[Aiden and Michel] reveal a wealth of historical nuggets… [E]ven math-phobic readers may glean some fascinating sociological tidbits.” – Booklist

 

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