Books by James Robinson

Released: March 20, 2012

"For economics and political-science students, surely, but also for the general reader who will appreciate how gracefully the authors wear their erudition."
Following up on their earlier collaboration (Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, 2005), two scholars examine why some nations thrive and others don't. Read full book review >
INVENTIONS by James Robinson
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Treatments are too brief to explain how stuff works, and there is no clear timeline, but the appealing graphics and the inclusion of iPods, computer games and other high-tech gadgets will attract young browsers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A slim, colorful overview of inventions in communications, photography, music and transportation, with an even briefer look at future technologies in medicine, genetic engineering, robotics and nanotechnology. Read full book review >