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  • Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Damien Keown

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199663835
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    Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings w…

  • History: A Very Short Introduction
    99 kr

    History: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Arnold

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853523
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    There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we stu…

  • Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jennifer Nagel

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199661268
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    What is knowledge? How does it differ from mere belief? Do you need to be able to justify a claim in order to count as knowing it? How can we know that the outer world is real and not a dream?Questions like these are ancient ones, and the branch of…

  • Populism: A Very Short Introduction
    99 kr

    Populism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Cas Mudde

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190234874
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    Populism is a central concept in the current media debates about politics and elections. However, like most political buzzwords, the term often floats from one meaning to another, and both social scientists and journalists use it to denote diverse p…

  • Beauty: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Beauty: A Very Short Introduction
    av Roger Scruton

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199229758
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    Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction the renowned ph…

  • Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert C. Allen

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199596652
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    Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Since then, the interplay between geography, globalization, technological change, and economic…

  • The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Coogan

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195305050
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    Eminent biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan offers here a wide-ranging and stimulating exploration of the Old Testament, illuminating its importance as history, literature, and sacred text. Coogan explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish…

  • Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction
    av Samir Okasha

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745587
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    How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully 'objective'? What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the mai…

  • The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction
    99 kr

    The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction
    av James Marten

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190681388
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    While children are a relatively unchanging fact of life, childhood is a constantly shifting concept. Through the millennia, the age at which a child becomes a youth and a youth becomes an adult has varied by gender, class, religion, ethnicity, place…

  • Theology: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Theology: A Very Short Introduction
    av David F. Ford

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199679973
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    This Very Short Introduction provides both the believer and non-believer with a balanced survey of the central questions of theology. David Ford's approach draws us in to considering the principles underlying religious belief, including the centrali…

  • Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
    av Manfred B. Steger

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198779551
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    'Globalization' has become one of the defining buzzwords of our time - a term that describes a variety of accelerating economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are rapidly altering our experience of the world. It…

  • Risk: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Risk: A Very Short Introduction
    av Baruch Fischhoff

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199576203
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    We find risks everywhere-from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short I…

  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kim Knott

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745549
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    Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the…

  • Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Beaney

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198778028
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    Originating in the pioneering work of Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein in the four decades around the turn of the twentieth century, analytic philosophy established itself in various forms in the 1930s. After the…

  • German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Bowie

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199569250
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    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…

  • Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Howe

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802231
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    Stephen Howe interprets the meaning of the idea of "empire" through the ages, disentangling the multiple uses and abuses of the labels "empire", "colonialism", and the like while examining the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world.

  • The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
    99 kr

    The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Cook

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853448
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    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…

  • Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av William K. Kay

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199575152
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    In religious terms Pentecostalism was probably the most vibrant and rapidly-growing religious movement of the 20th century. Starting as a revivalistic and renewal movement within Christianity, it encircled the globe in less than 25 years and grew in…

  • The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction
    av Luke Timothy Johnson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199735709
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    As part of the Christian Bible, the New Testament is at once widely influential and (especially among the young and the educated) increasingly unknown. Those who want to know the basics can find in this introduction the sort of information that loca…

  • Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Avinash K. Dixit

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199689378
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    Microeconomics - individuals' choices of where to live and work, how much to save, what to buy, and firms' decisions about location, hiring, firing, and investment - involves issues that concern us on a daily basis. But when people think about econo…

  • The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Tyerman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806550
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    Crusading fervour gripped Europe for over 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, th…

  • Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Norman Solomon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199687350
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    Normon Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. Demonstrating the diverse nature and ethnic origin of those with the Jewish faith, Solomon explores how the Jewish religion has developed in the 2,000…

  • Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Bauckham

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199575275
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    Two billion people today identify as Christians, with the implication that Jesus is the focus of their relationship with God, and their way of living in the world. Such followers of Jesus are now more numerous and make up a greater proportion of the…

  • The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction
    99 kr

    The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction
    av Terry Eagleton

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199532179
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    'Philosophers have an infuriating habit of analysing questions rather than answering them', writes Terry Eagleton, who, in these pages, asks the most important question any of us ever ask, and attempts to answer it.So what is the meaning of life? In…

  • Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Thompson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199681204
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    Landscape architecture plays an important role in shaping the places in which we live and work. But what is it? Landscape architects are involved, amongst other things, in the layout of business parks, the reclamation of derelict industrial sites, t…

  • Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Allingham

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803030
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    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…

  • Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    99 kr

    Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Eric Bronner

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190692674
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    Critical theory emerged in the 1920s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose - and, if at all possible, cure - the ills of society, particularly fascism and capitalism. In this book, Stephe…

  • Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Adam J. Silverstein

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199545728
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    Does history matter? This book argues not that history matters, but that Islamic history does. This Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history; the controversies surrounding its study; and the significance that it holds - for Mu…

  • Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Miller

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803955
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    This book introduces readers to the concepts of political philosophy. It starts by explaining why the subject is important and how it tackles basic ethical questions such as 'how should we live together in society?' It looks at political authority,…

  • Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tom Burns

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198826200
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    Psychiatry is an endlessly controversial endeavour, incorporating emotively-charged questions over the reality of mental illness, the medicalization of everyday life, and the role of nature versus nurture which cause constant discussion today, and o…

  • Photography: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Photography: A Very Short Introduction
    av Steve Edwards

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801647
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    Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives from sensationalist images in tabloid papers and snapshots, to art photograpy displayed in galleries and sold through international art markets. In this thought-provoking exploration of the subject…

  • Organizations: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Organizations: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mary Jo Hatch

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584536
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    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,…

  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Jung: A Very Short Introduction
    av Anthony Stevens

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854582
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    Though he was a prolific writer and an original thinker of vast erudition, Jung lacked a gift for clear exposition and his ideas are less widely appreciated than they deserve. In this concise introduction, Anthony Stevens explains clearly the basic…

  • Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert J. C. Young

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801821
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    This innovative and lively book is quite unlike any other introduction to postcolonialism. Robert Young examines the political, social, and cultural after-effects of decolonization by presenting situations, experiences, and testimony rather than goi…

  • Literary Theory
    99 kr

    Literary Theory
    av Jonathan Culler

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199691340
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    What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this new edition of his highly popular Very Short Introduction. Culler, an extremely lucid commentator and m…

  • Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julian Stallabrass

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806468
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    Contemporary art has never been so popular - but what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? What is its role today, and who is controlling its future? Bloody toy soldiers, gilded shopping carts, and embroidered tents. Contemporary art is suppose…

  • The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction
    99 kr

    The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Garland

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199672660
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    Welfare states vary across nations and change over time. And the balance between markets and government; free enterprise and social protection is perennially in question. But all developed societies have welfare states of one kind or another - they…

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jeremy Moon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199671816
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    Corporate social responsibility has been defined as 'the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society'. Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) just window dressing or is it a contradiction in terms? In this Very Short Introduction, J…

  • Identity: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Identity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Florian Coulmas

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198828549
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    Identity has become one of the most widely used terms today, appearing in many different contexts. Anything and everything has an identity, and identity crises have become almost equally pervasive. Yet 'identity' is extremely versatile, meaning diff…

  • The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael O'Shea

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853929
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    How does the brain work? How different is a human brain from other creatures' brains? Is the human brain still evolving? In this fascinating book, Michael O'Shea provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain…

  • Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jens Zimmermann

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199685356
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    Hermeneutics is the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, a behaviour that is intrinsic to our daily lives. As humans, we decipher the meaning of newspaper articles, books, legal matters, religious texts, political speeches, emails, an…

  • The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction
    av William F. Bynum

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199215430
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    Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine, su…

  • English Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    English Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Bate

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199569267
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    Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English come…

  • Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction
    116 kr

    Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction
    av Erle C. Ellis

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198792987
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    The proposal that the impact of humanity on the planet has left a distinct footprint, even on the scale of geological time, has recently gained much ground. Global climate change, shifting global cycles of the weather, widespread pollution, radioact…

  • International Migration: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    International Migration: A Very Short Introduction
    av Khalid Koser

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198753773
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    In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest around the world. Tod…

  • Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    135 kr

    Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kimberley Reynolds

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199560240
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    Children's literature takes many forms - works adapted for children in antiquity, picture books and pop-ups - and now includes the latest online games and eBooks. This vast and amorphous subject is both intimately related to other areas of literary…

  • Music: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Music: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas Cook

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853820
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    This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of musi…

  • Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    109 kr

    Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Linda, MBE Woodhead

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199687749
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    At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, this Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's largest religion.Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of…

  • Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    105 kr

    Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Simon Critchley

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853592
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    Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the i…

  • The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction
    99 kr

    The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Lovell

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199238484
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    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,…