It is closed connected Daniel Nettle's book 'Vanishing Voices' but more constructional. It begins from what is the language death and current status to why we have to conserve it and what we can do for it.
Chris Anderson is a very famous and exceptional entrepreneur. This book begins his little successful manufacturing and recent trend of manufacturing with 3D printing tech. There are many interesting cases making niche market between mass-produce in this book. Seeing his remarkable entrepreneurship, I envy him.
Actually, This is not a story of Quants but a history of hedge funds. Some anecdotes in frontal part are also appeared in William Poundstone's book 'Fortune's Formula' . Moreover another anecdotes are also appeared Sebastian Mallaby's book 'More Money Than God'. Most part are based on writer's interview but some parts are fictional. There is no actual math on book at all. Nice and interesting book.
It is briefly introduced the Japanese robust history from the Convention of Kanagawa to Satsuma Rebellion. It is fairly detailed history of Japan around the meiji restoration so it can be good for learning history of Japan. It can also answer why Japan and Korea take so different historical trajectory despite their similar status.