In today’s era of instant information gratification, we have ready access to opinions, rationalizations, and superficial descriptions. Much harder to come by is the foundational knowledge that informs a principled understanding of the world.
The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series books fill that need. This series offers accessible, concise, beautifully produced books on topics of current interest. Leading thinkers write the books in this series, and experts deliver overviews of subjects that range from the cultural and the historical to the scientific and the technical.
Since each of these compact volumes offers readers a point of access to complex ideas, we have curated 73 amazing books from the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series for you!