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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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by Pigou, A. C. (Arthur Cecil), 1877-1959
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"This volume was originally conceived as a rewritten and revised edition of my Wealth and welfare published in 1912. But the work has grown to such an extent and has come to cover so much more ground that, though considerable sections of Wealth and welfare are incorporated in it, it is essentially an independent book." - Pref
Topics: Economics, Wealth, Labor and laboring classes, Finance
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by Aristotle; Forster, E. S. (Edward Seymour), 1879-1950
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Topic: Economics
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Topic: Economics -- History
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by Pareto, Vilfredo, 1848-1923
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Italian and French
Topic: Economics
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Topic: Economics -- History
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by Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943
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Includes bibliography
Topic: Economics
Teil I issued as Inaugural-Dissertation, Basel
Topics: Economics, Mercantile system
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by Bogdanov, A. (Aleksandr), 1873-1928
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"Koshtom robitnychykh grup v Detrot, Hemtremk i Grend Repids, stetu Michigen."
Topics: Economics, Capitalism, Marxian economics
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by O'Brien, George Augustine Thomas, 1892-
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Topics: Economics -- History, Property
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by Carver, Thomas Nixon, 1865-1961
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Topic: Economics
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by Damaschke, Adolf Wilhelm Ferdinand, 1865-1935
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Topic: Economics -- History
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Topics: Social Sciences -- Bibliography, Labor and laboring classes -- Bibliography, Economics --...
Published in 1919 under the title "The vested interests and the state of the industrial arts"
Topics: Business, Industries, Economics
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by Dalton, Hugh Dalton, Baron, 1887-1962
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Topics: Economics, Income, Wealth
Teil I issued as Inaugural-Dissertation, Basel
Topics: Economics, Mercantile system
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by Loria, Achille, 1857-1943; Paul, Eden, 1865-1944; Paul, Cedar
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Topics: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, Socialism, Economics, Capitalism
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Topics: Economics, Reconstruction (1914-1939)
Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Economics -- History, Economists, German
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by Damaschke, Adolf Wilhelm Ferdinand, 1865-1935
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Topic: Economics -- History
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by Degenfeld-Schonburg, Ferdinand, Graf von, 1882-
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Topics: Economics, Work, Socialism
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by Cunnison, James, 1884-
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"Note on further reading": p. 163-164
Topics: Economics, Wealth
"Die erste Auflage erschien im Juni 1905 unter dem Titel "Volkswirtschaftliches Lesèbuch für Kaufleute", die zweite Auflage im September 1906 unter dem Titel "Volkswirtschaftliches Lesebuch."
Topics: Economic history, Economics, Commerce
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by Kirkaldy, Adam W. (Adam Willis), 1867-1931
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Topics: Economics, Wealth
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by Barron, Clarence Walker, 1855-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Economics and finance
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by Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944
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Topics: Social problems, Socialism, Economics
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by Pethick-Lawrence, Frederick William Pethick-Lawrence, Baron, 1871-1961
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Topics: Economics, Prices
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by Roberts, George Evan, 1857-1948
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"Address as president of the American statistical association, annual meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey, December 29, 1920."
Topics: Economics, Industrial statistics