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  • Writing and Script: A Very Short Introductionby Andrew Robinson

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99

    Writing is a defining marker of civilisation; without it there could be no accumulation of knowledge. Andrew Robinson tells the fascinating story of the history of writing, considering its development, and examining the enormous variety of writing and scripts we use today. more...

  • Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eyeby Andrew Robinson

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    Satyajit Ray?s films include the 'Apu' trilogy, 'The Music Room,' 'Charulata,' 'Days and Nights in the Forest,' 'The Chess Players' and 'The Stranger.' He also made comedies, musicals, detective films and documentaries. Beginning with the classic Pather Panchali in 1955, Ray was an exceptionally versatile artist who won almost every major prize in... more...

  • Apu Trilogyby Andrew Robinson

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    "I can never forget the excitement in my mind after seeing 'Pather Panchali'", noted Akira Kurosawa. Satyajit Ray's three films about the boyhood, adolescence and manhood of Apu, 'Pather Panchali' (1955), 'Aparajito' (1956) and 'The World of Apu' (1959) - collectively known as The Apu Trilogy - are established classics of world cinema. The Trilogy... more...

  • Genius: A Very Short Introductionby Andrew Robinson

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Genius is highly individual and unique yet it shares a compelling quality. In this intriguing introduction Andrew Robinson uses the life and work of familiar geniuses - and some less familiar - to consider what their achievements have in common; whether its heredity, education, hard work, intelligence or just plain luck. more...

  • Sudden Genius?by Andrew Robinson

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 23.99

    Genius and breakthroughs appear to involve something magical. Andrew Robinson looks at what science does, and does not, know about exceptional creativity, and applies it to the stories of ten breakthroughs in the arts and sciences, including Curie's discovery of radium and Mozart's composing of The Marriage of Figaro. more...

  • Earthquakeby Andrew Robinson

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The 2011 devastating, tsunami-triggering quake off the coast of Japan and 2010?s horrifying destruction in Haiti reinforce the fact that large cities in every continent are at risk from earthquakes. Quakes threaten Los Angeles, Beijing, Cairo, Delhi, Singapore, and many more cities, and despite advances in earthquake science and engineering and improved... more...

  • Exceptional Creativity in Science and Technologyby Andrew Robinson

    Templeton Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    In the evolution of science and technology, laws governing exceptional creativity and innovation have yet to be discovered. The historian Thomas Kuhn, in his influential study The Structure of Scientific Revolutions , noted that the final stage in a scientific breakthrough such as Albert Einstein?s theory of relativity?that is, the most crucial stage?was... more...

  • Raspberry Pi Hardware Projects 1by Andrew Robinson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 7.37

    Learn how to take full advantage of all of Raspberry Pi’s amazing features and functions—and have a blast doing it! Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of a Raspberry Pi, the credit-card-sized computer! If you’re ready to dive in and start finding out what this amazing little gizmo is really capable of, this ebook is for... more...

  • The Indusby Andrew Robinson

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 25.00

    When Alexander the Great invaded the Indus Valley in the fourth century BCE, he was completely unaware that it had once been the center of a civilization that could have challenged ancient Egypt and neighboring Mesopotamia in size and sophistication. In this accessible introduction, Andrew Robinson tells the story?so far as we know it?of this enigmatic... more...

  • Power, Resistance and Conflict in the Contemporary Worldby Athina Karatzogianni; Andrew Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book examines issues of organisation in resistance movements, discussing topics including the integration of the world system, the intersection of networks with discourses of identity, and the possibility of social transformation. Drawing on a number of theorists including Deleuze and Guattari, authors Athina Karatzogianni and Andrew Robinson... more...