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- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
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...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 8.50 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...
- 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...
- Pocket Books/Star Trek 2000; US$ 8.99
For nearly a decade Garak has longed for just one thing -- to go home. Exiled on a space station, surrounded by aliens who loathe and distrust him, going back to Cardassia has been Garak's one dream. Now, finally, he is home. But home is a world whose landscape is filled with death and destruction. Desperation and dust are constant companions and luxury... more...