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Robinson, Andrew 1957-

Works: 59 works in 432 publications in 13 languages and 24,586 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Drama  Musical films  Romance films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Translator
Classifications: P211, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Robinson
Lost languages : the enigma of the world's undeciphered scripts by Andrew Robinson( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates famous examples of unsolved scripts and codes, in an account that recalls the stories of three forefront decipherments including the Egyptian hieroglyphs, the Maya glyphs, and the Minoan Linear B clay tablets
Einstein : a hundred years of relativity by Andrew Robinson( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With contributions from Freeman Dyson, Stephen Hawking, Joao Magueijo, Steven Weinberg, Philip Anderson, Robert Schulmann, Philip Glass, Max Jammer, Sir Joseph Rotblat, I. Bernard Cohen, and Sir Arthur C. Clarke. This definitive illustrated study of one of the foremost icons of the 20th century commemorates the centenary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis of 1905, the same year when Einstein, at age 26, published his groundbreaking Special Theory of Relativity, and when the most famous equation in science, E = mc2, was introduced to the world. --
Sudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughs by Andrew Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final part asks what these ten highly creative individuals and many others have in common; if there are certain types of education, parental upbringing, and personality associated with genius: whether breakthroughs follow patterns; how creative science compares with artistic creation; and whether breakthroughs always involve imaginative leaps of discovery--so-called eurekas. Although breakthroughs may appear to have little in common, whether in art or science, it turns out that they almost always require at least ten years of immersion in a domain. --Book Jacket
The Shape of the world by Simon Berthon( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the exploration, measurement, and mapping of planet earth
Rabindranath Tagore : the myriad-minded man by Krishna Dutta( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These prose translations from Rabindranath Tagore have stirred my blood as nothing has for years," wrote W.B. Yeats in 1912, a year before Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first Asian writer so honored. Traveling the world for several decades and sharing both his artistic and spiritual gifts with millions, Tagore was praised and admired in his time like no other twentieth-century writer as a spiritual seer and a literary genius
Satyajit Ray : the inner eye by Andrew Robinson( Book )

40 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive biography of a cinema giant, this volume is based on extensive interviews with Ray himself, his actors & collaborators, & a deep knowledge of Bengali culture. This new edition has been revised & updated, covering Ray's final films & his artistic legacy
The last man who knew everything : Thomas Young, the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta stone, among other feats of genius by Andrew Robinson( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the life of the remarkable man who made major contributions in such fields as physics, languages, and music, describing how he proposed the light-wave theory and the three-color theory of vision, and was instrumental in the deciphering of the Rosetta Stone
Cracking the Egyptian code : the revolutionary life of Jean-François Champollion by Andrew Robinson( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cracking the Egyptian Code is the first biography in English of Champollion, widely regarded as the founder of Egyptology. Andrew Robinson meticulously reconstructs how Champollion cracked the code of the hieroglyphic script, describing how Champollion started with Egyptian obelisks in Rome and papyri in European collections, sailed the Nile for a year, studied the tombs in the Valley of the Kings (a name he first coined), and carefully compared the three scripts on the Rosetta Stone to penetrate the mystery of the hieroglyphic text. Robinson also brings to life the rivalry between Champollion and the English scientist Thomas Young, who claimed credit for launching the decipherment, which Champollion hotly denied. There is much more to Champollion's life than the Rosetta Stone and Robinson gives equal weight to the many roles he played in his tragically brief life, from a teenage professor in Revolutionary France to a supporter of Napoleon (whom he met), an exile, and a curator at the Louvre
Rabindranath Tagore : an anthology by Rabindranath Tagore( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a play, short stories, a novel travel writings, letters, songs, epigrams, and essays by India's, indeed Asia's, first Nobel prize winner for literature
The man who deciphered Linear B : the story of Michael Ventris by Andrew Robinson( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linear B is Europe's oldest readable writing, dating from the middle of the second millennium BC. This book tells not only the story of Linear B, but also that of the modest genius who broke the code
The music room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Bengali and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat desperately clinging to his way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years, now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day
Writing and script : a very short introduction by Andrew Robinson( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting with the origins of writing five thousand years ago, with cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs, Andrew Robinson explains how these early forms of writing developed into hundreds of scripts including the Roman alphabet and the Chinese characters. He reveals how the modern writing system we take for granted - including airport signage and electronic text messaging - resemble ancient scripts much more closely than we think."--Jacket
India : a short history by Andrew Robinson( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In ten incisive chapters Andrew Robinson provides a clear focus to each segment of the unfolding story of Indian history, from the remarkable cities of the Indus Valley civilization four millennia ago to the Hindu dynasties, from the Mughal Empire to the British Raj, and from Indian independence to the nations emergence as the worlds largest democracy and one of its fastest growing economies in the modern era. -- Provided by publisher
Charulata by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Bengali and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late 19th-century, pre-independence India, this film is about a woman's artistic and romantic yearning. It is about the lonely wife of a workaholic newspaper editor, Charulata, whose beautiful face masks a burning creativity. When her husband's poet cousin comes to stay with them, Charulata finds herself both inspired by him creatively and dangerously drawn to him physically. A delicate tale of a marriage in jeopardy and a woman taking the first steps toward establishing her own voice
Earthquake by Andrew Robinson( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes two millennia of major earthquakes and their effects on societies around the world; the ways in which cultures have mythologized earthquakes through religion, the arts and popular culture; and the science of measuring, understanding and trying to predict earthquakes."--Book jacket
The Apu trilogy : Satyajit Ray and the making of an epic by Andrew Robinson( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 was the chief reason for Satyajit Ray's receiving a Hollywood Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1992, just before his death. This book by Ray's biographer and world authority Andrew Robinson is the first full study of the Trilogy. Robinson
Exceptional creativity in science and technology : individuals, institutions, and innovations by Andrew Robinson( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 "inscrutable." The same is still true half a century later. Yet, there has been considerable progress in understanding many of the stages and facets of exceptional creativity and innovation. In Exceptional Creativity in Science and Technology editor Andrew Robinson gathers together a diverse group of contributors to explore this progress. This new collection arises from a symposium with the same title held at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), in Princeton. Organized by the John Templeton Foundation, the symposium had as its chair the late distinguished doctor and geneticist Baruch S. Blumberg, while its IAS host was the well-known physicist Freeman J. Dyson--both of whom have contributed chapters to the book. In addition to scientists, engineers, and an inventor, the book's fifteen contributors include an economist, entrepreneurs, historians, and sociologists, all working at leading institutions, including Bell Laboratories, Microsoft Research, Oxford University, Princeton University, and Stanford University. Each contributor brings a unique perspective to the relationships between exceptional scientific creativity and innovation by individuals and institutions. The diverse list of disciplines covered, the high-profile contributors (including two Nobel laureates), and their fascinating insights into this overarching question--how exactly do we make breakthroughs?--will make this collection of interest to anyone involved with the creative process in any context, but it will be especially appealing to readers in scientific and technological fields."--
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Lost languages : the enigma of the world's undeciphered scripts
Alternative Names
Andrew Robinson

Robinson, William Andrew Coulthard, 1957-

W. Andrew Robinson Brits bewerker


William Andrew Robinson

أندرو روبنسون، 1957-

ویلیام اندرو رابینسون

ডব্লিউ অ্যান্ড্রু রবিনসন

로빈슨, 앤드루 1957-

로빈슨, 앤드류 1957-

ロビンソン, アンドルー

Einstein : a hundred years of relativitySudden genius? : the gradual path to creative breakthroughsRabindranath Tagore : the myriad-minded manSatyajit Ray : the inner eyeThe last man who knew everything : Thomas Young, the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta stone, among other feats of geniusRabindranath Tagore : an anthologyThe man who deciphered Linear B : the story of Michael VentrisWriting and script : a very short introductionThe Apu trilogy : Satyajit Ray and the making of an epic