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  • Autism: A Very Short Introduction

    Autism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Uta Frith

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199207565

    What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? Everyone has heard of autism, but the disorder itse…

  • Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

    Organizations: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mary Jo Hatch

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584536

    Most of us recognize that organizations are everywhere. You meet them on every street corner in the form of families and shops, study in them, work for them, buy from them, pay taxes to them. But have you given much thought to where they came from,…

  • The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

    The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction
    av Amrita Narlikar

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806086

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is scarcely ten years old, but even in these early years of its existence it has generated debate, controversy and even outrage. Rulings on beef hormones and tuna-dolphin cases provide graphic examples of how the o…

  • Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

    Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christian W. McMillen

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199340071

    The 2014 Ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture the imagination and terrify the world. Christian W. McMillen provides a concise yet comprehensive account of pandemic…

  • Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

    Nothing: A Very Short Introduction
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199225866

    What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, v…

  • Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

    Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction
    av Philip Sheldrake

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199588756

    It has been suggested that 'spirituality' has become a word that 'can define an era'. Why? Because paradoxically, alongside a decline in traditional religious affiliations, the growing interest in spirituality and the use of the word in a variety of…

  • Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

    Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Cartledge

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199601349

    The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably different without the formative influence of Ancient…

  • Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

    Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Coles

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854162

    This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum…

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

    The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Kelly

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803917

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. It had a population of sixty million people spread across lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from drizzle-soaked northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates in Syria, and fro…

  • Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

    Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Bellamy

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802538

    Interest in citizenship has never been higher. But what does it mean to be a citizen of a modern, complex community? Why is citizenship important? Can we create citizenship, and can we test for it? In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, Richar…

  • Plants: A Very Short Introduction

    Plants: A Very Short Introduction
    av Timothy Walker

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584062

    Plants form a fundamental element of the biosphere, and the evolution of plants has directly affected the evolution of animal life and the evolution of the Earth's climate. Plants have also become essential to humans not only in the form of cereal c…

  • The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

    The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Cook

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853448

    The Koran has constituted a remarkably strong core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditi…

  • Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

    Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jamie A. Davies

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198803492

    Synthetic biology is one of the 21st century's fastest growing fields of research, as important for technology as for basic science. Building on traditional genetic engineering, which was restricted to changing one or two genes, synthetic biology us…

  • Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

    Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Tanner
    (1 recension)

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854148

    The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which came to an abrupt end in 1889. Since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretat…

  • Memory: A Very Short Introduction

    Memory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan K. Foster

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806758

    Why do we remember events from our childhood as if they happened yesterday, but not what we did last week? Why does our memory seem to work well sometimes and not others? What happens when it goes wrong? Can memory be improved or manipulated, by psy…

  • The First World War: A Very Short Introduction

    The First World War: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Howard

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199205592

    By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic episode the world had known. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and insightful history of the 'Great War', focusi…

  • Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction

    Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Hopkins

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802545

    An introduction to the many debates surrounding the Dadaist and Surrealist movements, such as the Marquis de Sade's position as a Surrealist deity, attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, and attitudes towards women.

  • Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

    Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher J. Berry

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198784456

    In 1776 Adam Smith (1723-90) wrote The Wealth of Nations , a book so foundational it has led to him being called the 'father of economics'. Today he is associated with the promotion of self-interest, a defence of greed and a criticism of any governm…

  • German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Bowie

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199569250

    German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. Without Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Husserl there would be no Anglo-American 'analytical' style of philosophy. Moreover, without Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, the 'Continenta…

  • The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

    The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Lovell

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199238484

    Almost twenty years after the Soviet Unions' end, what are we to make of its existence? Was it a heroic experiment, an unmitigated disaster, or a viable if flawed response to the modern world?Taking a fresh approach to the study of the Soviet Union,…

  • Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction

    Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction
    av J. Allan Hobson

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802156

    What is dreaming, and what causes it? Why are dreams so strange and why are they so hard to remember? Replacing dream mystique with modern dream science, J. Allan Hobson provides a new and increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by…

  • Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction

    Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction
    av David C. Catling

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199586455

    Astrobiology is the study of the origin and development of life on this and other planets. What fascinates people about astrobiology is that it seeks answers to long-standing unsolved questions: How quickly did life evolve on Earth and why did life…

  • The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

    The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
    av Barry Cunliffe

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804181

    Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of p…

  • Abolitionism

    Abolitionism
    av Richard S. Newman

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190213220

    The abolitionist movement launched the global human rights struggle in the 18th and 19th centuries and redefined the meaning of equality throughout the Atlantic world. Even in the 21st century, it remains a touchstone of democratic activism-a timele…

  • Classics: A Very Short Introduction

    Classics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mary Beard

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853851

    This Very Short Introduction to Classics links a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture-from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur. We are all Clas…

  • Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

    Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Muir Wood

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199578634

    Civil engineering produces the structures of all human settlements worldwide and is a vital discipline for many aspects modern life, underlying housing, transport, and our major areas and buildings related to work, study, and leisure.In this Very Sh…

  • Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

    Free Will: A Very Short Introduction
    av Thomas Pink

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853585

    Every day we seem to make and act upon all kinds of free choices - some of them trivial, and some so consequential that they may change the course of our life, or even the course of history. But are these choices really free? Or are we compelled to…

  • Law: A Very Short Introduction

    Law: A Very Short Introduction
    av Raymond Wacks

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745624

    Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery,…

  • Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Edward Craig

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854216

    How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know? This book introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers. It emphasizes throughout the point of…

  • Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

    Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Howard

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802576

    Karl von Clausewitz's study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as 'not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war'. It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the ra…

  • Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Polkinghorne

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802521

    Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disg…

  • Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

    Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    av A. Edward Siecienski

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190883270

    To many in the West, Orthodoxy remains shrouded in mystery, an exotic and foreign religion that survived in the East following the Great Schism of 1054 that split the Christian world into two camps-Catholic and Orthodox. However, as the second large…

  • World War II: A Very Short Introduction

    World War II: A Very Short Introduction
    av Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688777

    The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths…

  • Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

    Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Robinson

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199567782

    Without writing, there would be no records, no history, no books, and no emails. Writing is an integral and essential part of our lives; but when did it start? Why do we all write differently and how did writing develop into what we use today?All of…

  • Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction
    av Raymond Wacks

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199687008

    The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, a…

  • Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern Art: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Cottington

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803641

    As public interest in modern art continues to grow, as witnessed by the spectacular success of Tate Modern and the Bilbao Guggenheim, there is a real need for a book that will engage general readers, offering them not only information and ideas abou…

  • Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

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

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854117

    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philospher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-speci…

  • The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

    The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert J. Allison

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190225063

    Here is a brisk, accessible, and vivid introduction to arguably the most important event in the history of the United States-the American Revolution. Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radic…

  • Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

    Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Essi Viding

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198802266

    Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has long captured the public imagination. Newspaper column inches have been devoted to murderers with psychopathic features, and we also encounter psychopaths in films and books. Individuals with psychopath…

  • Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Marenbon

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199663224

    For many of us, the term 'medieval philosophy' conjures up the figure of Thomas Aquinas, and is closely intertwined with religion. In this Very Short Introduction John Marenbon shows how medieval philosophy had a far broader reach than the thirteent…

  • Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

    Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Bahn

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199657438

    This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, f…

  • Reading: A Very Short Introduction

    Reading: A Very Short Introduction
    av Belinda Jack

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198820581

    Today many people take reading for granted, but we remain some way off from attaining literacy for the global human population. And whilst we think we know what reading is, it remains in many ways a mysterious process, or set of processes. The effec…

  • Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

    Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction
    av Trevor Bryce

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198726470

    The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. After playing host to three great empires, the Hammurabic and Kassite empires, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, it was conquered by the Persians. Entered triumpha…

  • Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

    Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Inwood

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198828662

    Martin Heidegger, considered by some to be the greatest charlatan ever to claim the title of 'philosopher', by some as an apologist for Nazism, and by others as an acknowledged leader in continental philosophy, is probably the most divisive thinker…

  • Communism: A Very Short Introduction

    Communism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Leslie Holmes

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199551545

    The collapse of communism was one of the most defining moments of the twentieth century. At its peak, more than a third of the world's population had lived under communist power. What is communism? Where did the idea come from and what attracted peo…

  • Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Malise Ruthven

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199212705

    Malise Ruthven tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this complex phenomenon - one that eludes sim today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11 2001. But what does 'fundamentalism' really mean? Sinc…

  • Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

    Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Catherine Wilson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688326

    Epicureanism is commonly associated with a carefree view of life and the pursuit of pleasures, particularly the pleasures of the table. However it was a complex and distinctive system of philosophy that emphasized simplicity and moderation, and cons…

  • Translation: A Very Short Introduction

    Translation: A Very Short Introduction
    av Matthew Reynolds

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198712114

    Translation is everywhere, and matters to everybody. Translation doesn't only give us foreign news, dubbed films and instructions for using the microwave: without it, there would be no world religions, and our literatures, our cultures, and our lang…

  • Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Allingham

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803030

    We constantly make choices and judge other's decisions as rational or irrational. This book explores what it means to be rational, introducing ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas. It shows how the theory applies to everyday decisions a…

  • The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

    The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Martin Loughlin

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199697694

    The British constitution is regarded as unique among the constitutions of the world. What are the main characteristics of Britain's peculiar constitutional arrangements? How has the British constitution altered in response to the changing nature of…