A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous “cult of
silence” has left the agency shrouded in mystery for
The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary
codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma
machine and other German and Japanese codes, thereby turning the
tide of Allied victory.
Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past,
present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and
mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly
his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical
structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse.
"One of the more momentous books of the decade."
-The New York Times Book Review
Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball
performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s
breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by
the time he was thirty.
In Scorecasting, University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias
Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L. Jon
Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports,
and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball, baseball,
football, and hockey games are played, won and lost.
No number has captured the attention and imagination of people
throughout the ages as much as the ratio of a circle's
circumference to its diameter. Pi—or . as it is symbolically
known—is infinite and, in The Joy of pi, it proves to
be infinitely intriguing.