- Basic Books
Basic Books is a book publisher founded in
1952. It publishes books in the fields of psychology, philosophy, economics, science, politics, sociology, , and history.
Basic Books is a member of the Perseus Books Group having sold by
HarperCollinsin 1997 to venture capitalists Perseus Capital. [cite news
title=HarperCollins Selling Basic Books Unit to Venture Capital Firm
date=August 22nd, 1997
work=The New York Times]
Basic's list of authors includes
Charles Murray, Irving Kristol, Robert Nozik, George H. Nash, Howard Gardner, Irvin Yalom, Lester Thurow, Alice Miller, Orlando Patterson, Douglas Hofstadter, Edward Larson, Beverly Tatum, Stephen Carter, Iris Chang, Niall Ferguson, Ernst Mayr, George Chauncey, Samantha Power, Victor Johnston, Richard Feynmanand Frank Wilczek.
* [http://www.perseusbooksgroup.com/basic/home.jsp Basic Books website]
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