Who's Bigger?: Where Historical Figures Really Rank

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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 ...

Who's Bigger?: Where Historical Figures Really Rank 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107041370

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