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  • Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

    Infinity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Stewart

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198755234

    Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with especially important contributions from Euclid, Aristotle, Eudoxus, and A…

  • Trust: A Very Short Introduction

    Trust: A Very Short Introduction
    av Katherine Hawley

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199697342

    Trust is indispensable, yet it can be dangerous. Without trusting others, we cannot function in society, or even stay alive for very long, but being overly-trustful can be a bad strategy too. Trust is pragmatic, but it also has a moral dimension: tr…

  • French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    French Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av John D. Lyons

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199568727

    The heritage of literature in the French language is rich, varied, and extensive in time and space; appealing both to its immediate public, readers of French, and also to a global audience reached through translations and film adaptations. The first…

  • African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

    African Religions: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jacob K. Olupona

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199790586

    Africa is home to hundreds of ethnic groups, who together speak more than a thousand languages. It is not surprising, then, that Africa's enormous range of peoples, cultures, and ways of life has engendered a wide diversity of religious practices.Th…

  • Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Multiculturalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ali Rattansi

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199546039

    Multiculturalism appears to be in terminal crisis. It has been blamed for undermining national identity, diluting social cohesion, creating ethnic ghettos and cultural fragmentation, providing fertile ground for Islamic radicalism, encouraging perve…

  • The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

    The Eye: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael F. Land

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199680306

    The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution, and has evolved up to 40 times in different parts of the animal kingdom. In humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual…

  • The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

    The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Lawrence M. Principe

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199567416

    The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the natural world that the period has been called the 'Scientific Revolution.' New ideas and discoveries not only redefined what human beings believed, knew, and could…

  • Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

    Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Susan Llewelyn

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198753896

    Clinical psychology makes a significant contribution to mental health care across the world. The essence of the discipline is the creative application of the knowledge base of psychology to the unique, personal experiences of individuals who are fac…

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction

    Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan F. S. Post

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198717577

    Not for nothing is William Shakespeare considered possibly the most famous writer in history; his works have had a lasting effect on culture, vocabularies, and art. His plays contain some of our most well-known lines (how often have you heard the ph…

  • Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction

    Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction
    av T. S. Kemp

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198806417

    For millions of years reptiles have walked, crawled, and slithered over the face of our Earth. From the mighty dinosaurs who dominated the land, the pterosaurs who took to the air, and the marine adapted ichthyosaurs, to the living reptiles today su…

  • The American West: A Very Short Introduction

    The American West: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Aron

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199858934

    Part geographical location, part time period, and part state of mind, the American West is a concept often invoked but rarely defined. Though popular culture has carved out a short and specific time and place for the region, author and longtime Cali…

  • The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

    The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction
    av J.L. Heilbron

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199684120

    How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? What is the path that leads from the old philosophy of nature an…

  • Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

    Deserts: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nick Middleton

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199564309

    Deserts make up a third of the planet's land surface, but if you picture a desert, what comes to mind? A wasteland? A drought? A place devoid of all life forms?Deserts are remarkable places. Typified by drought and extremes of temperature, they can…

  • Russell: A Very Short Introduction

    Russell: A Very Short Introduction
    av A. C. Grayling

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802583

    Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A.C. Grayling introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging…

  • The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tod Linafelt

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195300079

    The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, contains some of the finest literature that we have. This biblical literature has a place not only in the synagogue or the church but also among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and…

  • Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

    Evolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Brian Charlesworth

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198804369

    Less than 450 years ago, all European scholars believed that the Earth was at the centre of a Universe that was at most a few million miles in extent, and that the planets, sun, and stars all rotated around this centre. Less than 250 years ago, they…

  • Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

    Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Colin Ward
    (1 recension)

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804778

    The word 'anarchism' tends to conjure up images of aggressive protest against government, and - recently - of angry demonstrations against bodies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. But is anarchism inevitably linked with vio…

  • Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

    Accounting: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Nobes

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199684311

    If you read the 'business pages' of a newspaper or if you listen to the financial news on the television or radio, you will often hear terms such as 'liability', 'balance sheet' or 'earnings'. These terms turn up in non-financial contexts as well: '…

  • Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction

    Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction
    av Bill McGuire

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198715931

    Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. In this Very Short Introduction, Bill McGuire explores the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species in the future, and looks at both the probability of these events…

  • Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

    Early Music: A Very Short Introduction
    av Thomas Forrest Kelly

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199730766

    The music of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods have been repeatedly discarded and rediscovered ever since they were new. An interest in music of the past has been characteristic of a part of the musical world since the early 19th centur…

  • Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

    Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Adrian Poole

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802354

    What do we mean by 'tragedy' in present-day usage? When we turn on the news, does a report of the latest atrocity have any connection with the masterpieces of Sophocles, Shakespeare and Racine? What has tragedy been made to mean by dramatists, story…

  • Moons: A Very Short Introduction

    Moons: A Very Short Introduction
    av David A. Rothery

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198735274

    Proving to be both varied and fascinating, moons are far more common than planets in our Solar System. Our own Moon has had a profound influence on Earth, not only through tidal effects, but even on the behaviour of some marine animals. Many remarka…

  • The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

    The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction
    av Donald A. Ritchie

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190280147

    In the second edition of The U.S. Congress, Donald A. Ritchie, a congressional historian for more than thirty years, takes readers on a fascinating, behind-the-scenes tour of Capitol Hill, pointing out the key players, explaining their behavior, and…

  • The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

    The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mike Rapport

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199590964

    The Napoleonic Wars have an important place in the history of Europe, leaving their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways. In many European countries they provided the stimulus for radical social and political change - particular…

  • Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

    Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Langford

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853998

    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Paul Langford's Very Short Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Britain spans from the aftermath of the Revolution of 1688 to Pitt the Younger's defeat at attempted…

  • Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

    Keynes: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert Skidelsky

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199591640

    John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is a central thinker of the twentieth century, not just an economic theorist and statesman, but also in economics, philosophy, politics, and culture. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Skidelsky, a renowned biograph…

  • Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

    Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas P. Money

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199681686

    In recent decades we have come to realize that the microbial world is hugely diverse, and can be found in the most extreme environments. Fungi, single-celled protists, bacteria, archaea, and the vast array of viruses and sub-viral particles far outn…

  • Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

    Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction
    av Sebastian G.B. Amyes

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199578764

    Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life as we know it, and they are still the most prolific living organisms. They inhabit every part of the Earth's surface, its ocean depths, and even terrains such as boiling h…

  • Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

    Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Gribbin

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199234349

    Galaxies are the building blocks of the Universe: standing like islands in space, each is made up of many hundreds of millions of stars in which the chemical elements are made, around which planets form, and where on at least one of those planets in…

  • American Political History: A Very Short Introduction

    American Political History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Donald Critchlow

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199340057

    The Founding Fathers who drafted the United States Constitution in 1787 distrusted political parties, popular democracy, centralized government, and a strong executive office. Yet the country's national politics have historically included all those…

  • Social Work: A Very Short Introduction

    Social Work: A Very Short Introduction
    av Sally Holland

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198708452

    Social workers spend their time trying to ease social suffering. They encounter the extreme casualties of social inequality: the victims of poverty, illness, addiction, and abuse; they work with abusers and offenders; and operate in the space betwee…

  • Climate: A Very Short Introduction

    Climate: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mark Maslin

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199641130

    In this wide-ranging Very Short Introduction to climate, Mark Maslin considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth. He considers the processes that allow energy to…

  • Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

    Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Claudio Tuniz

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199692422

    You cannot hide from radioactivity. Even the book you are holding is slightly radioactive, but there are more serious risks. Radioactivity - the breakdown of unstable atomic nuclei, releasing radiation - is a fundamental process in nature. It is a p…

  • American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

    American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction
    av David A. Gerber

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195331783

    Americans have come from every corner of the globe, and they have been brought together by a variety of historical processes-conquest, colonialism, the slave trade, territorial acquisition, and voluntary immigration. A thoughtful look at immigration…

  • Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

    Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Bender

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199681921

    Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as 'five-a-day', increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the wi…

  • Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction

    Criminal Justice: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julian V. Roberts

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198716495

    The criminal justice system is wide ranging; from the crimes themselves and policing to the sentencing of offenders and prisons. In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts draws upon the latest research and current practices from a number of…

  • Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

    Zionism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Stanislawski

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199766048

    In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Stanislawski presents an impartial and disinterested history of Zionist ideology from its origins to the present. Sharp and accessible, he charts the crucial moments in the ideological development of Zionism,…

  • The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

    The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction
    av Brian Cummings

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198803928

    The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most influential books in history. First published in the reign of Edward VI, in 1549, it was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. For nearly five centuries, it has formed the or…

  • Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

    Methodism: A Very Short Introduction
    av William J. Abraham

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198802310

    Beginning as a renewal movement within Anglicanism in the eighteenth century, Methodism had become the largest Protestant denomination in the USA in the nineteenth century, and is today one of the most vibrant forms of Christianity. Representing a c…

  • Slang: A Very Short Introduction

    Slang: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathon Green

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198729532

    Slang, however one judges it, shows us at our most human. It is used widely and often, typically associated with the writers of noir fiction, teenagers, and rappers, but also found in the works of Shakespeare and Dickens. It has been recorded since…