Ново в Икономическата библиотека (11 – 15 април 2011)


Нови книги


От „мистериите” на квантовата физика,

през еволюционната теория на Дарвин,

до загадките и цената на китайското икономическо чудо



Как фотонът може да бъде едновременно на две места е само една от „мистериите” на квантовата физика, които професорът по физика в Станфордския университет Майкъл Файър ни помага да разгадаем.


Absolutely Small: How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday World

Michael D. Fayer, Ph.D.

AMACOM, 2010

Absolutely Small presents (and demystifies) the world of quantum science like no book before. It explores scientific concepts—from particles of light, to probability, to states of matter, to what makes greenhouse gases bad—in considerable depth, but using examples from the everyday world.


Как принципите на дарвинизма за разнообразието, наследствеността и естествения подбор могат да бъдат прилагани към човешкото общество – бизнес, правна система, технология и дори към самата наука.


Darwin's Conjecture: The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution

Geoffrey M. Hodgson and Thorbjorn Knudsen

University Of Chicago Press, 2010


"A book that business people should read in order to understand business. It is a scholarly and profound work of relevance to all the social sciences."

- The Financial Times


Перифразирайки класическия труд на Дарвин „Произход на видовете” Ерик Бейнхокер публикува през 2006 г. книгата „Произход на благосъстоянието: Еволюция на теорията за сложните системи и радикално преразглеждане на икономиката”. Освен че се превърна в бизнес-книга на годината, британските политици заявиха намерението си да изградят икономическата си програми именно върху идеите на Бейнхокер. Кое доведе до това сътресение?



The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics

Eric D. Beinhocker

Random House Business Books, 2007

...a brilliant, thought-provoking and wide-ranging book...anybody interested in understanding why we are where we are should read it. For me, it was more than the business book of 2006; it was the book of 2006. - The Financial Times



Natural Experiments of History

Edited by Jared Diamond and James A. Robinson

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010

“Natural Experiments of History is a short book packed with huge ideas. Its collected essays advocate how controlled experiments can be applied to the messy realities of human history, politics, culture, economics and the environment. It demonstrates productive interdisciplinary collaborations but also reveals gulfs between different cultures of academia”—Jon Christensen, Nature


Mao's Great Famine:

The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962

Frank Dikötter

Walker & Company, 2010

"This book is a grim, mesmerizing, astonishing account of those terrible years, when officials reported record-breaking harvests even as ordinary folk scavenged meat from the corpses of their neighbors... Mao’s reputation as "a great revolutionary" who "made some mistakes" will not survive the publication of this book."—History Book Club



The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers

Richard McGregor

Allen Lane, 2010

“This is a marvelous and finely written study of how China is really run, and how its strange but successful system of Leninist capitalism really works. It should be read by anyone doing business with or just trying to understand China.”
— Bill Emmott, Former Editor of The Economist