Yale University Press

View as
Sort by
Display per page

A Little Book of Language

Crystal, David
From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, this book reveals language's myriad intricacies and quirks. It sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word.

A Little History of Economics

Kishtainy, Niall
A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and through the ideas of great thinkers in the field

A Little History of Literature

Sutherland, John (Arizona Heart Institut
A title that takes on a very big subject: the glorious span of literature from Greek myth to graphic novels, from The Canterbury Tales to Harry Potter. With masterful digressions into various themes - censorship, narrative tricks, self-publishing, taste, creativity and madness - it demonstrates the full depth and intrigue of reading.

A Little History of Religion

Holloway, Richard
For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times

A Little History of Science

Bynum, William
A spirited volume on the great adventures of science throughout history, for curious readers of all ages

A Little History of the United States

Davidson, James West
A fast-paced, character-filled history that brings the unique American saga to life for readers of all ages

A Little History of the World

Gombrich, E. H.
In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser" was published in Vienna. This book presents his history to English-language readers.

A New Anatomy of Ireland: The Irish Protestants, 1649-1770

Barnard, Mr. Toby
A study of social attitudes and structures in every segment of Irish Protestant society between 1649 and 1770, a formative period. Toby Barnard's account, drawing on many contemporary sources, focuses on people, their professions, their preoccupations, and their material worlds.

A Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000

Gibney, John
A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century

Accursed Tower: The Crusaders' Last Battle For The Holy Land

Crowley, Roger
A thrilling history of the dramatic siege of Acre in 1291, the bloody climax to the two hundred years of the Holy Land Crusades