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  • Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction

    Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tom Burns

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199689361

    Psychotherapy and counselling are now widely available to help people overcome emotional and psychological difficulties in their lives. They involve spending time with a professional in an emotionally safe and structured relationship to explore and…

  • The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

    The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael S. Neiberg

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190644987

    Signed on June 28, 1919 between Germany and the principal Allied powers, the Treaty of Versailles formally ended World War I. Problematic from the very beginning, even its contemporaries saw the treaty as a mediocre compromise, creating a precarious…

  • Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jo Labanyi

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199208050

    Spanish literature has given the world the figures of Don Quixote and Don Juan, and is responsible for the 'invention' of the novel in the 16th century. The medieval period produced literature in Castilian, Catalan, Galician, Latin, Arabic, and Hebr…

  • Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

    Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Clapham

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198706168

    Today it is usually not long before a problem gets expressed as a human rights issue. Indeed, human rights law continues to gain increasing attention internationally, and must move quickly in order to keep up with a social world that changes so rapi…

  • Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

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

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198766940

    From a modest beginning in the form of a little shrew-like, nocturnal, insect eating ancestor that lived 200 million years ago, mammals evolved into the huge variety of different kinds of animals we see today. Many species are still small, and follo…

  • Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

    Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction
    av David N. Myers

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199730988

    How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. Many have attempted to explain this singular success as a result of divine intervention. I…

  • Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

    Augustine: A Very Short Introduction
    av Henry Chadwick

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854520

    By his writings, the surviving bulk of which exceeds that of any other ancient author, Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries but also the West since his time. This Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thoug…

  • Modern War: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern War: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard English

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199607891

    Warfare is the most dangerous threat faced by modern humanity. It is also one of the key influences that has shaped the politics, economics, and society of the modern period. But what do we mean by modern war? What causes modern wars to begin? Why d…

  • The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction

    The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction
    av Leofranc Holford-Strevens

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804990

    Why do we measure time in the way that we do? Why is a week seven days long? At what point did minutes and seconds come into being? Why are some calendars lunar and some solar?The organisation of time into hours, days, months and years seems immutab…

  • Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

    Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction
    av Eugene R. Fidell

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199303496

    You can't handle the truth. These iconic words, bellowed by Jack Nicholson as Colonel Jessup in the 1992 movie A Few Good Men, became an emblem of the conflict between honor and truth that the collective imagination often considers the quintessence…

  • The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

    The Beats: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Sterritt

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199796779

    In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Beat Generation writers revolutionized American literature with their iconoclastic approach to language and their angry assault on the conformity and conservatism of postwar society. They and their followers to…

  • Planets: A Very Short Introduction

    Planets: A Very Short Introduction
    av David A. Rothery

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199573509

    This Very Short Introduction looks deep into space and describes the worlds that make up our Solar System: terrestrial planets, giant planets, dwarf planets and various other objects such as satellites (moons), asteroids and Trans-Neptunian objects.…

  • Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

    Atheism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julian Baggini

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804242

    Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround…

  • The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction

    The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction
    av George Garnett

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801616

    The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was successfully invaded, and was one of the most profound turning points in English history, cataclysmically transforming a disparate collection of small nations into a European state. But what…

  • Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

    Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction
    av Timothy Beal

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195321074

    It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want-whether ou…

  • Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Presocratic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Catherine Osborne

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192840943

    This is a book about the invention of Western philosophy, and the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. It begins with the finding of the new papyrus fragment of Empedocles' poem, and uses…

  • Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

    Teeth: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter S. Ungar

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199670598

    Teeth are amazing - the product of half a billion years of evolution. They provide fuel for the body by breaking apart other living things; and they must do it again and again over a lifetime without themselves being broken in the process. This mean…

  • Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Catriona Kelly

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801449

    This book is intended to capture the interest of anyone who has been attracted to Russian culture through the greats of Russian literature, either through the texts themselves, or encountering them in the cinema, or opera.Rather than a conventional…

  • Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

    Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction
    av Maria Rosa Antognazza

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198718642

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was a man of extraordinary intellectual creativity who lived an exceptionally rich and varied intellectual life in troubled times. More than anything else, he was a man who wanted to improve the life of his fell…

  • Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199545728

    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…

  • Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern France: A Very Short Introduction
    av Vanessa Schwartz

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195389418

    In this Very Short Introduction, Vanessa Schwartz argues that modern France, as both a world stage and a global crossroads, is an essential actor in the development of contemporary culture. Indeed, French is the only language other than English spok…

  • Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction

    Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction
    av Hugh Bowden

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198706151

    Alexander the Great became king of Macedon in 336 BC, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. During his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his ar…

  • Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

    Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Madeline Y. Hsu

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190219765

    Asians have migrated to North America for centuries, in search of opportunities and conveyed by increasingly dense, international circuits of trade, labor markets, and family networks. Drawn by the riches promised by the relatively undeveloped, but…

  • Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction

    Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen J. Blundell

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199540907

    Superconductivity is one of the most exciting areas of research in physics today. Outlining the history of its discovery, and the race to understand its many mysterious and counter-intuitive phenomena, this Very Short Introduction explains in access…

  • British Cinema: A Very Short Introduction

    British Cinema: A Very Short Introduction
    av Charles Barr

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688333

    Cinema has had a hugely influential role on global culture in the 20th century at multiple levels: social, political, and educational. The part of British cinema in this has been controversial - often derided as a whole, but also vigorously celebrat…

  • Projects: A Very Short Introduction

    Projects: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Davies

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198727668

    What is a project? How are projects organized to deal with a complex, rapidly changing, and uncertain world? Why are projects the organization of the future? A project is a temporary organization and one-time process established to achieve a desired…

  • Design: A Very Short Introduction

    Design: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Heskett

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854469

    This book will transform thought about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon used to eat breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives.

  • Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

    Rocks: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jan Zalasiewicz

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198725190

    Rocks, more than anything else, underpin our lives. They make up the solid structure of the Earth and of other rocky planets, and are present at the cores of gas giant planets. We live on the rocky surface of the planet, grow our food on weathered d…

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

    The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction
    av Timothy H. Lim

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198779520

    Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational…

  • The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

    The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Curt Kraus

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199740550

    China's decade-long Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution shook the politics of China and the world. Even as we approach its fiftieth anniversary, the movement remains so contentious that the Chinese Communist Party still forbids fully open investig…

  • Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

    Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Westhead

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199670543

    There has been an explosion of interest in entrepreneurs in the popular media, as well as in business, policy, and education. But what do entrepreneurs do? What is entrepreneurship and why is it important? What is distinctive about entrepreneurs? An…

  • Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Cynthia Freeland

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804631

    In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinatin…

  • Forests: A Very Short Introduction

    Forests: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jaboury Ghazoul

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198706175

    Since the dawn of human civilization, forests have provided us with food, resources, and energy. The history of human development is also one of forest loss and transformation, and yet even in our increasingly urbanized societies we remain surprisin…

  • The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

    The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew F. Cooper

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198723394

    In the wake of the post-Cold War era, the aftermath of 9/11, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the emergence of the G20 at the leaders level, few commentators expected a reshaping of the global system towards multipolarity, and away from the Uni…

  • Materials: A Very Short Introduction

    Materials: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Hall

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199672677

    The study of materials is a major field of research that supports and drives innovation in technology. Using modern scientific techniques, materials scientists and engineers explore and manipulate materials, and create new ones with remarkable stren…

  • Mao: A Very Short Introduction

    Mao: A Very Short Introduction
    av Delia Davin

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199588664

    As a giant of 20th century history, Mao Zedong played many roles: peasant revolutionary, patriotic leader against the Japanese occupation, Marxist theoretician, modernizer, and visionary despot. This Very Short Introduction chronicles Mao's journey…

  • Innovation: A Very Short Introduction

    Innovation: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mark Dodgson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198825043

    What is innovation? How is innovation used in business? How can we use it to succeed? Innovation, the ways ideas are made valuable, plays an essential role in economic and social development, and is an increasingly topical issue. Over the last 150 y…

  • Journalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Journalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Hargreaves

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199686872

    Journalism entered the twenty-first century caught in a paradox. The world had more journalism, across a wider range of media, than at any time since the birth of the western free press in the eighteenth century. Western journalists had found themse…

  • Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

    Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction
    av Marlene Zuk

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198778752

    What is responsible for the differences between the sexes in so many animals, from the brilliant plumage of birds of paradise to the antlers on deer? And why are the traits that distinguish the sexes sometimes apparently detrimental to survival? Eve…

  • Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

    Engineering: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Blockley

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199578696

    Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. In this Very Short Introduction, David Blockley explores the nature and practice of en…

  • Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

    Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ennis B. Edmonds

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584529

    From its obscure beginnings in Jamaica in the early 1930s, Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement. It is estimated that 700,000 to 1 million people worldwide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the movement can be f…

  • Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

    Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction
    av Aidan O'Donnell

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584543

    What do anaesthetists do? How does anaesthesia work? What are the risks? And how does the anaesthetist know if you are really asleep? Anaesthesia is a mysterious and sometimes threatening process. In this Very Short Introduction, Aidan O'Donnell tak…

  • Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Elaine Treharne

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199668496

    This Very Short Introduction provides a compelling account of the emergence of the earliest literature in Britain and Ireland, including English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Anglo-Latin and Anglo-Norman. Introducing the reader to some of the greatest po…

  • Banking: A Very Short Introduction

    Banking: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Goddard

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688920

    Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability. Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis and financial deregulation, the banking industry's investment played…

  • Networks: A Very Short Introduction

    Networks: A Very Short Introduction
    av Guido Caldarelli

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199588077

    From ecosystems to Facebook, from the Internet to the global financial market, some of the most important and familiar natural systems and social phenomena are based on a networked structure. It is impossible to understand the spread of an epidemic,…

  • Goethe: A Very Short Introduction

    Goethe: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ritchie Robertson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199689255

    In 1878 the Victorian critic Matthew Arnold wrote: 'Goethe is the greatest poet of modern times... because having a very considerable gift for poetry, he was at the same time, in the width, depth, and richness of his criticism of life, by far our gr…

  • The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

    The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Carrasco

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195379389

    This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry, and philosoph…

  • Geography: A Very Short Introduction

    Geography: A Very Short Introduction
    av John A. Matthews

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199211289

    Modern Geography has come a long way from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands, and simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human Geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject which can brid…

  • Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction

    Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction
    av Frank A. J. L. James

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199574315

    Michael Faraday is one of the best known scientific figures of all time. Known as the discoverer of electro-magnetic induction, the principle behind the electric generator and transformer, he has frequently been portrayed as the 'father' of electric…

  • Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

    Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction
    av Katherine Blundell

    Övrigt - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781531869700

    Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. This Very Short Introduction addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole actually is, how they are characterized and discovered, and what woul…