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Is Hitler bigger than Napoleon? Washington bigger than Lincoln? Picasso bigger than Einstein? Quantitative analysts are rapidly finding homes in social and cultural domains, from finance to politics. What about history? In this fascinating book, Steve Skiena and Charles Ward bring quantitative analysis to bear on ranking and comparing historical reputations. They evaluate each person by aggregating the traces of millions of opinions, just as Google ranks webpages. The book includes a technical discussion for readers interested in the details of the methods, but no mathematical or computational background is necessary to understand the rankings or conclusions. Along the way, the authors present the rankings of more than one thousand of history's most significant people in science, politics, entertainment, and all areas of human endeavor. Anyone interested in history or biography can see where their favorite figures place in the grand scheme of things.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Steven Skiena & Charles Ward
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107041370
Antall sider 408 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 3,9cm
Vekt 729 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd