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  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James Robinson

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, no. None of these... more...

  • The Gospel of Jesusby James M. Robinson

    HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 11.99

    We all know the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, but what was the gospel of Jesus? That is, what was the original "good news" the first disciples heard from Jesus? What did Jesus really say that started the dramatic movement in Galilee that grew to become the largest religion in the world? Drawing on the earliest Gospel, Mark, plus the source... more...

  • An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equationsby James C. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    A first course in ordinary differential equations for mathematicians, scientists and engineers. Solutions are provided. more...

  • Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracyby Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book systematically explains why some countries are democracies while others are not. more...

  • Hinduismby James B. Robinson

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    Although the polytheistic religion of India has had a limited influence outside its native nation, it has none-the-less always been a subject of interest to both scholars and lay people alike. With its controversial caste system and its pantheon of unusual deities, Hinduism is very different from most faiths common in the West. more...

  • The Cultures of Maimonideanismby James T. Robinson

    BRILL 2009; US$ 196.00

    Drawing on the tools of social, cultural and intellectual history, and using Maimonideanism as the interpretative lens, this volume offers a fresh approach to the history of Jewish thought. more...

  • Dimensions, Embeddings, and Attractorsby James C. Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    Accessible monograph exploring what it means for a set to be 'finite-dimensional' and applying the abstract theory to attractors. more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary... more...

  • Okinawa: A People and Their Godsby James C. Robinson

    Tuttle Publishing 1969; US$ 6.99

    Okinawa is a fascinating account of the most unusual religious practices of the Okinawan people. Subject throughout their long history to many foreign influences, the Okinawan people still retain to a remarkable degree a strong reverence for their prehistoric animistic beliefs. nevertheless, in accommodating themselves to the infiltration of... more...

  • The Story of the Bodmer Papyriby James M. Robinson

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 33.00

    The United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) entrusted author James Robinson with tracking down the place where the Nag Hammadi Codices had been discovered. Priests whom the author interviewed in the region told Robinson that the codices had once been in the possession of a priest in the town of Dishna, a bit further upstream than... more...