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  • Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

    Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tim Lenton

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198718871

    When humanity first glimpsed planet Earth from space, the unity of the system that supports humankind entered the popular consciousness. The concept of the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, oceans, soil, and rocks operating as a closely interacting sys…

  • The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

    The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction
    av Helen Graham

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803771

    This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It also provides an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's…

  • Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

    Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Barnes

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854087

    The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his w…

  • Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

    Modernism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Butler

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804419

    Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of…

  • Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern China: A Very Short Introduction
    av Rana Mitter

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198753704

    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…

  • Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

    Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Graham Patrick

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198759775

    Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. The ability of carbon to link together to form long chain molecules and ring compounds as well as bonding with many other elements has led to a vast array of organic compounds. These compoun…

  • Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

    Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michelle Baddeley

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198754992

    Traditionally economists have based their economic predictions on the assumption that humans are super-rational creatures, using the information we are given efficiently and generally making selfish decisions that work well for us as individuals. Ec…

  • The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

    The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Smith

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199547913

    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…

  • Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

    Habermas: A Very Short Introduction
    av James Gordon Finlayson

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192840950

    This book gives a clear and readable overview of the philosophical work of Jurgen Habermas, the most influential German philosopher alive today, who has commented widely on subjects such as Marxism, the importance and effectiveness of communication,…

  • Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

    Leadership: A Very Short Introduction
    av Keith Grint

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199569915

    The subject of leadership raises many questions: What is it? How does it differ from management and command? Are leaders born or bred? Who are the leaders? Do we actually need leaders? Inevitably, the answers are provocative and partial; leadership…

  • 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…

  • Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

    Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andreas Onnerfors

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198796275

    Freemasonry is one of the oldest and most widespread voluntary organisations in the world. Over the course of three centuries men (and women) have organized themselves socially and voluntarily under its name. With a strong sense of liberation, moral…

  • Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Dunn

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198815600

    The issue of medical ethics, from thorny moral questions such as euthanasia and the morality of killing to political questions such as the fair distribution of health care resources, is rarely out of today's media. This area of ethics covers a wide…

  • 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…

  • Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

    Drugs: A Very Short Introduction
    av Les Iversen

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745792

    The twentieth century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on drugs, with major advances in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections, heart disease, stomach ulcers, cancer, and mental illnesses. These, along with the introduction of the oral…

  • The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

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

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853929

    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…

  • Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

    Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Daniel K. Gardner

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195398915

    To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century BCE, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, economics, and ethics. In this Very Short Introduction, Daniel K…

  • 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…

  • Plato: A Very Short Introduction

    Plato: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julia Annas

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802163

    This introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy, and the general themes of his thinking. It includes a brief account of Plato's life.

  • Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

    Viruses: A Very Short Introduction
    av Dorothy H. Crawford

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198811718

    Viruses are big news. From pandemics such as HIV, to swine flu, and SARS, we are constantly being bombarded with information about new lethal infections. In this Very Short Introduction Dorothy Crawford demonstrates how clever these entities really…

  • 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…

  • Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av James Fulcher

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198726074

    What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative? The word 'capitalism' is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? This Very Short Introduction addresses qu…

  • The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

    The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Marshall

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199231317

    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…

  • Identity: A Very Short Introduction

    Identity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Florian Coulmas

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198828549

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

    Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Norman

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198795926

    Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures and their popularity seems never ending, fuelled by films such as Jurassic Park and documentaries such as Walking with Dinosaurs. Yet dinosaurs (or more precisely non-avian dinosaurs) last trod the Earth 65 millio…

  • 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,…

  • Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

    Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction
    av Russell Foster

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198717683

    The earth's daily rotation affects just about every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are regular, rhythmic and, therefore, predictable. Thus, the near…

  • Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

    Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Dobson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199665570

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Cell: A Very Short Introduction

    The Cell: A Very Short Introduction
    av Terence Allen

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199578757

    All living things on Earth are composed of cells. A cell is the simplest unit of a self-contained living organism, and the vast majority of life on Earth consists of single-celled microbes, mostly bacteria. These consist of a simple 'prokaryotic' ce…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

    The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction
    av James A. Millward

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199782864

    The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid images: of merchants leading camel caravans over deserts and steppes to trade exotic goods in the bazaars of glittering Oriental cities, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to gather scriptures…

  • Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction

    Computer Science: A Very Short Introduction
    av Subrata Dasgupta

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198733461

    Over the past sixty years, the spectacular growth of the technologies associated with the computer is visible for all to see and experience. Yet, the science underpinning this technology is less visible and little understood outside the professional…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…