Pre-Raphaelites: Their Lives and Works in 500 Images, Robinson Michael
Автор: Sharratt, Nick Robinson, Hilary Название: Mixed up fairy tales ISBN: 0340875585 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340875582 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: от 672 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood`s Granny? This book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results.
Автор: Daniel Defoe Название: Robinson Crusoe ISBN: 1853260452 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781853260452 Издательство: Wordsworth Рейтинг: Цена: от 181 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Inspired almost every conceivable kind of imitation, and been the subject of plays, opera, cartoons, and computer games. Praised by figures like Coleridge, Rousseau and Wordsworth, this book was cited by Karl Marx in Das Kapital to illustrate economic theory. However it is readers who have given this book its position as a tale of adventure.
Описание: 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 factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?
Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it).
Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities.
The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people.
Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutionswith no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories.
Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including:
- China has built an authoritarian growth machine.
Will it continue to grow at such high speed andoverwhelm the West?
- Are America's best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority?
- What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson's breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions?
Why Nations Fail will change the way you look atand understandthe world.
Автор: Robinson, Michelle Название: Goodnight Santa ISBN: 0723293643 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780723293644 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: от 521 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: It`s Christmas Eve, and time to go to sleep. But while children all over the world snuggle up and close their eyes Santa is getting everything ready for his busiest night of the year.
Автор: Robinson, Bruce Название: Rum diary, the (film tie-in) ISBN: 0099555697 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099555698 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 614 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: But when he meets the impossibly gorgeous Chenault and her flashy boyfriend Sanderson, Kemp finds himself in way over his head - party to shady business deals, in hair-raising car chases with enraged Puerto Ricans, experimenting with a hitherto unknown hallucinogen - and finally discovers a mad, desperate devotion to the truth.
Автор: Daniel Defoe Название: Robinson Crusoe ISBN: 0141199067 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141199061 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: от 475 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being.
Автор: Robinson Ben, Riley Marcus Название: Star Trek: U.S.S. Enterprise: Haynes Manual ISBN: 1451621299 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781451621297 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1871 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The "U.S.S. Enterprise "is without doubt the most famous starship in history. The vessels that have carried the name have saved the galaxy countless times and her captains, including Archer, Kirk, and Picard, have been legendary. This Haynes Manual provides in-depth information about these extraordinary ships, from the "Enterprise NX-01, "to Captain Kirk s "Enterprise NCC-1701 "and Captain Picard s "Enterprise NCC-1701-D "including histories of each vessel, technical information about their systems, and discussions of key technologies such as transporters and warp-speed travel. Find out exactly what powered these ships, how they were armed and what it took to operate them. The book features newly created artwork throughout, including full-ship cutaways of each "Enterprise," key systems, and interior locations together with detailed new exterior views by one of "STAR TREK s "original visual effects artists. This Haynes Manual is fully authorized by CBS and technical consultant Michael Okuda, who spent thirteen years working on "STAR TREK "TV series and movies. "
Автор: Peter Robinson Название: Before the Poison ISBN: 1444704869 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781444704860 Издательство: Hodder Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Robinson, Peter Название: Aftermath ISBN: 0380811812 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780380811816 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 554 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A series of mysterious kidnappings explodes into something far more frightening in this brilliant novel of suspense from modern master Peter Robinson, author of the Edgar-nominated, New York Times Notable, and Anthony Award winning In a Dry Season.
Автор: Robinson, Peter Название: Blood at the Root ISBN: 0380794764 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780380794768 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 554 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Repackaged in a new bestselling look, multiple-prize-winning and international bestselling author Peter Robinson brings us one of his most chilling tales of suspense in this classic Inspector Banks thriller.
Автор: Daniel Defoe Название: Defoe, Daniel - Robinson Crusoe ISBN: 0007350848 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007350841 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 181 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.
Автор: Kim Stanley Robinson Название: Shaman ISBN: 0356500454 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780356500454 Издательство: Little, Brown Рейтинг: Цена: 827 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An extraordinary portrayal of life in the Palaeolithic era, 30,000 years into our past, by the multi-award-winning author described recently by the Sunday Times as `one of science fiction`s greats`
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