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  • Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction
    107 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…

  • Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
    103 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…

  • Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
    107 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…

  • Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
    107 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…

  • History: A Very Short Introduction
    97 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
    97 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
    97 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…

  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction
    103 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…

  • Identity: A Very Short Introduction
    107 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…

  • Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
    107 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…

  • Risk: A Very Short Introduction
    97 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…

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction
    103 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…

  • The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction
    103 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…

  • Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
    97 kr

    Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Butler

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802392
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    Postmodernism has been a buzzword in contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, l…

  • English Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    104 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…

  • Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
    114 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…

  • Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction
    107 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…

  • Racism: A Very Short Introduction
    114 kr

    Racism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ali Rattansi

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192805904
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    From subtle discrimination in everyday life and scandals in politics, to incidents like lynchings in the American South, cultural imperialism, and 'ethnic cleansing', racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. But what…

  • Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    107 kr

    Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Edward Craig

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854216
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    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…

  • Measurement: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    Measurement: A Very Short Introduction
    av David J. Hand

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198779568
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    Measurement is a fundamental concept that underpins almost every aspect of the modern world. It is central to the sciences, social sciences, medicine, and economics, but it affects everyday life. We measure everything - from the distance of far-off…

  • The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
    97 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…

  • Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
    97 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…

  • Magic: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    Magic: A Very Short Introduction
    av Owen Davies

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199588022
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    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all b…

  • The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction
    103 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…

  • Statistics: A Very Short Introduction
    107 kr

    Statistics: A Very Short Introduction
    av David J. Hand

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199233564
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    Modern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination. In its place is an exciting subject which uses deep theory and powerful software tools to shed light and enable understanding. And it sheds this light…

  • The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction
    97 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,…

  • Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction
    107 kr

    Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Philip V. Mladenov

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199695058
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    The marine environment is the largest, most important, and yet most mysterious habitat on our planet. It contains more than 99% of the world's living space; produces half of its oxygen; plays a critical role in regulating its climate; and supports a…

  • The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Smith

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199547913
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    From around 900 to 400 BC, the Etruscans were the most innovative, powerful, wealthy, and creative people in Italy. Their archaeological record is both substantial and fascinating, including tomb paintings, sculpture, jewellery, and art. In this Ver…

  • Theology: A Very Short Introduction
    114 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…

  • Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
    97 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…

  • Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction
    97 kr

    Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Dobson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199665570
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    Environmental politics has many faces and operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals as well as governments, drives local agreements as well as international treaties, results in minor business changes as well as wholesale business deci…

  • Kafka: A Very Short Introduction
    114 kr

    Kafka: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ritchie Robertson

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804556
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    'When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect ...' So begins Franz Kafka's most famous story Metamorphosis.Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is among the most intriguing and influenti…

  • African Politics: A Very Short Introduction
    114 kr

    African Politics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Taylor

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198806578
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    Africa is a continent of 54 countries and over a billion people. However, despite the rich diversity of the African experience, it is striking that continuations and themes seem to be reflected across the continent, particularly south of the Sahara.…

  • Ritual: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    Ritual: A Very Short Introduction
    av Barry Stephenson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199943524
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    Ritual is part of what it means to be human. Like sports, music, and drama, ritual defines and enriches culture, putting those who practice it in touch with sources of value and meaning larger than themselves. Ritual is unavoidable, yet it holds a p…

  • Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Gillian Clark

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199546206
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    Late antiquity: decline or transformation, conflict or interaction?Late antiquity is the period (c.300 - c.800) in which barbarian invasions ended Roman Empire in Western Europe by the fifth century and Arab invasions ended Roman rule over the easte…

  • Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction
    av David DeGrazia

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853608
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    Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare? By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and…

  • Music: A Very Short Introduction
    103 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…

  • Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction
    107 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…

  • War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    War and Technology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Alex Roland

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190605384
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    Humans were born armed. Before Homo sapiens first walked the Earth, proto-humans had manufactured spears and other tools not only to hunt and defend themselves but also to attack other humans. The war instinct is part of human nature, but the means…

  • Literary Theory
    97 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…

  • The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Marshall

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199231317
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    The Reformation transformed Europe, and left an indelible mark on the modern world. It began as an argument about what Christians needed to do to be saved, but rapidly engulfed society in a series of fundamental changes. This Very Short Introduction…

  • The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
    114 kr

    The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jacqueline A. Stedall

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199599684
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    Mathematics is a fundamental human activity that can be practised and understood in a multitude of ways; indeed, mathematical ideas themselves are far from being fixed, but are adapted and changed by their passage across periods and cultures. In thi…

  • The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    97 kr

    The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Professor William Doyle

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853967
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    Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, as well as the legends of let them eat cake, and tricolours, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still liv…

  • Modern China: A Very Short Introduction
    114 kr

    Modern China: A Very Short Introduction
    av Rana Mitter

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198753704
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    China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems to be a country of contradictions: a peasant society w…

  • Iran: A Very Short Introduction
    103 kr

    Iran: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ali Ansari

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199669349
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    Iran has rarely been out of the headlines. Yet media interest and extensive coverage has tended to hinder rather than help our understanding of Iran as an idea, an identity, and a people, leading to a superficial understanding of what is a complex a…

  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction
    107 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…

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction
    107 kr

    Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Monaghan

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853462
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    If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do. This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with abundant ex…

  • Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction
    107 kr

    Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jens Zimmermann

    Häftad - 2016 - 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…

  • Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction
    107 kr

    Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Brad Inwood

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198786665
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    Stoicism is two things: a long past philosophical school of ancient Greece and Rome, and an enduring philosophical movement that still inspires people in the twenty-first century to re-think and re-organize their lives in order to achieve personal s…

  • Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    107 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…