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  • Demography: A Very Short Introduction

    Demography: A Very Short Introduction
    av Sarah Harper

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198725732

    The generation into which each person is born, the demographic composition of that cohort, and its relation to those born at the same time in other places influences not only a person's life chances, but also the economic and political structures wi…

  • Sociology: A Very Short Introduction

    Sociology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Bruce

    Övrigt - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781536647020

    Steve Bruce conveys the essence of the field of sociology in this fascinating volume. A well-known populizer of the discipline, Bruce presents here an introduction to a way of thinking that will appeal to anyone interested in deepening their underst…

  • Australia: A Very Short Introduction

    Australia: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kenneth Morgan

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199589937

    In this Very Short Introduction Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia. He examines the main features of its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement in New South Wales…

  • The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

    The Earth: A Very Short Introduction
    av Martin Redfern

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803078

    For generations, the ground beneath the feet of our ancestors seemed solid and unchanging. Around 30 years ago, two things happened that were to revolutionize the understanding of our home planet. First, geologists realized that the continents thems…

  • Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction

    Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jenny Hartley

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198714996

    Charles Dickens is credited with creating some of the world's best-known fictional characters, and is widely regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian age. Even before reading the works of Dickens many people have met him already in some fo…

  • Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction

    Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mark H. A. Davis

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198787945

    In recent years the finance industry has mushroomed to become an important part of modern economies, and many science and engineering graduates have joined the industry as quantitative analysts, with mathematical and computational skills that are ne…

  • Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

    Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Frank Close

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804341

    In Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction, best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how i…

  • Algebra: A Very Short Introduction

    Algebra: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter M. Higgins

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198732822

    Algebra marked the beginning of modern mathematics, moving it beyond arithmetic, which involves calculations featuring given numbers, to problems where some quantities are unknown. Now, it stands as a pillar of mathematics, underpinning the quantita…

  • Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction

    Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Eleanor Nesbitt

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745570

    The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide. However,events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11, where Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, suggest that the Sikh faith still remains my…

  • Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction

    Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Charles Townshend

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198809098

    Is one person's terrorist another's freedom fighter? Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'War on Terror'? For many, the terrorist attacks of September 2001 changed the face of the world, pushing terrorism to the top of political agendas, and l…

  • International Law: A Very Short Introduction

    International Law: A Very Short Introduction
    av Vaughan Lowe

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199239337

    Interest in international law has increased greatly over the past decade, largely because of its central place in discussions such as the Iraq War and Guantanamo, the World Trade Organisation, the anti-capitalist movement, the Kyoto Convention on cl…

  • Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

    Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Goudie

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199565573

    What were the landscapes of the past like? What will landscapes look like in the future? Landscapes are all around us, but most of us know very little about how they have developed, what goes on in them, and how they react to changing climates, tect…

  • The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction

    The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Guy

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199674725

    The monarchs of the Tudor period are among some of the most well-known figures in British history. John Guy presents a compelling and fascinating exploration of the Tudors in the new edition of this Very Short Introduction. Looking at all aspects of…

  • Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

    Darwin: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Howard

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854544

    Darwin's theory that our ancestors were apes caused a furore in the scientific world and outside it when The Origin of Species was published in 1859. Arguments still rage about the implications of his evolutionary theory, and scepticism about the va…

  • Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

    Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Chris Gosden

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198803515

    Prehistory covers the period of some 4 million years before the start of written history, when our earliest ancestors, the Australopithecines, existed in Africa. But this is relatively recent compared to whole history of the earth of some 4.5 billio…

  • American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction

    American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction
    av L. Sandy Maisel

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190458164

    Few Americans and even fewer citizens of other nations understand the electoral process in the United States. Still fewer understand the role played by political parties in the electoral process or the ironies within the system. Participation in ele…

  • American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

    American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Preston

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199899395

    For better or worse, be it militarily, diplomatically, politically, economically, or culturally, Americans have had a profound role in shaping the wider world beyond them. Unsurprisingly, most non-Americans have passionate views about the nature of…

  • Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

    Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction
    av Allen C. Guelzo

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195367805

    Beneath the surface of the apparently untutored and deceptively frank Abraham Lincoln ran private tunnels of self-taught study, a restless philosophical curiosity, and a profound grasp of the fundamentals of democracy. Now, in Lincoln: A Very Short…

  • American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

    American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction
    av Heather Andrea Williams

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199922680

    Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. Th…

  • Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

    Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Slack

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199603381

    The topic of stem cells has been very high profile in the media in recent years. There is much public interest in stem cells but also much confusion and misinformation, with some companies already offering 'stem cell products' and bogus 'stem cell t…

  • Sport: A Very Short Introduction

    Sport: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mike Cronin

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688340

    Sport is big business; international in nature and the focus of much media and cultural attention. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin charts the history of sport, from its traditional origins in folk football and cock fighting to its posit…

  • Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

    Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mark Slobin

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195395020

    This stimulating Very Short Introduction throws open the doors on a remarkably diverse musical genre, with a world-wide reach that goes far beyond America's shores to discuss folk music of every possible kind and in every corner of the globe. Writte…

  • Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction

    Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction
    av A. M. Glazer

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198717591

    Crystals have fascinated us for centuries with their beauty and symmetry, and have often been invested with magical powers. The use of X-ray diffraction, first pioneered in 1912 by father and son William and Lawrence Bragg, enabled us to probe the s…

  • Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction

    Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction
    av Patrick Gardiner

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802569

    Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55), one of the most original thinkers of the nineteenth century, wrote widely on religious, psychological, and literary themes. This book shows how Kierkegaard developed his views in emphatic opposition to prevailing opinion…

  • Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

    Family Law: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Herring

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199668526

    What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? Family Law: A Very Short Introduction gives the reader an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It examines how laws have had to respond t…

  • Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

    Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Joseph M. Siracusa

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199588503

    Like making war, diplomacy has been around a very long time, at least since the Bronze Age. It was primitive by today's standards, there were few rules, but it was a recognizable form of diplomacy. Since then, diplomacy has evolved greatly, coming t…

  • Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

    Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kenneth O. Morgan

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853974

    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Kenneth Morgan's Very Short Introduction to Twentieth-Century Britain examines the forces of consensus and of conflict in twentieth-century Britain. The account c…

  • Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

    Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction
    av William Doyle

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199206780

    Aristocracies or nobilities dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European counties until only a few generations ago. The relics of their power, in traditions and behaviour, in architecture and the arts, are still all arou…

  • Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

    Rivers: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nick Middleton

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199588671

    Rivers have played an extraordinarily important role in creating the world in which we live. They create landscapes and provide water to people, plants and animals, nourishing both town and country. The flow of rivers has enthused poets and painters…

  • The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction

    The Great Depression and New Deal: A Very Short Introduction
    av Eric Rauchway

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195326345

    The New Deal shaped our nation's politics for decades, and was seen by many as tantamount to the "American Way" itself. Now, in this superb compact history, Eric Rauchway offers an informed account of the New Deal and the Great Depression, illuminat…

  • British Politics

    British Politics
    av Anthony Wright

    Pocket - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854599

    Tony Wright's Very Short Introduction to British Politics is an interpretative essay on the British political system, rather than merely an abbreviated textbook on how it currently works. He identifies key characteristics and ideas of the British tr…

  • Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

    Heredity: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Waller

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198790457

    The concept of heredity is fundamental to how we see ourselves and others. It goes far beyond the obvious continuity of physical traits across generations. We routinely ascribe similarities in personality, intellect, outlook, and aptitude between fa…

  • Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction

    Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction
    av Harvey Mansfield

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195175394

    No one has ever described American democracy with more accurate insight or more profoundly than Alexis de Tocqueville. After meeting with Americans on extensive travels in the United States, and intense study of documents and authorities, he authore…

  • Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

    Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction
    av Geoff Cottrell

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745860

    From the first, telescopes have made dramatic revelations about the Universe and our place in it. Galileo's observations of the Moon's cratered surface and discovery of Jupiter's four big satellites profoundly altered the perception of the heavens,…

  • Waves: A Very Short Introduction

    Waves: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mike Goldsmith

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198803782

    We live in a world of waves. The Earth shakes to its foundations, the seas and oceans tremble incessantly, sounds reverberate through land, sea, and air. Beneath the skin, our brains and bodies are awash with waves of their own, and the Universe is…

  • Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction

    Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Fairhurst

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198809104

    We live in a society which is increasingly interconnected, in which communication between individuals is mostly mediated via some electronic platform, and transactions are often carried out remotely. In such a world, traditional notions of trust and…

  • The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

    The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Alan Knight

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745631

    The Mexican Revolution defined the sociopolitical experience of those living in Mexico in the twentieth century. Its subsequent legacy has provoked debate between those who interpret the ongoing myth of the Revolution and those who adopt the more mi…

  • Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199754915

    In the 1960s, Latin American literature became known worldwide as never before. Writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and Mario Vargas Llosa all became part of the general culture of ed…

  • Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

    Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction
    av Thomas Dixon

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199295517

    The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach 'Intelligent Design' in schools.Yet th…

  • Angels: A Very Short Introduction

    Angels: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Albert Jones

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199547302

    What are angels? Where were they first encountered? Can we distinguish angels from gods, fairies, ghosts, and aliens? And why do they remain so popular? This Very Short Introduction outlines some of the more prominent stories and speculations about…

  • Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

    Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Morrill

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854001

    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Morrill's Very Short Introduction to Stuart Britain sets the Revolution into its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural contexts.…

  • The Computer: A Very Short Introduction

    The Computer: A Very Short Introduction
    av Darrel Ince

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199586592

    There is a companion web site asssociated with the book (http://vsicomputer.wordpress.com/). It contains chapter summaries, links to relevant material and posts about items of news relevant to the book's contents. Computers have changed so much sinc…

  • Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction

    Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jennifer T. Roberts

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199575992

    Herodotus has come to be respected by most scholars as a responsible and important historian. Herodotus was both a critical thinker and a lively storyteller, a traveller who was both tourist and anthropologist. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize…

  • Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

    Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Gillingham

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854025

    First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths' Very Short Introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages…

  • Engels: A Very Short Introduction

    Engels: A Very Short Introduction
    av Terrell Carver

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804662

    It is by no means absurd to say that Engels invented Marxism. His work did more than Marx to make converts of the most influential political movement of modern times. He was not only the father of dialectical and historical materialism, the official…

  • German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    German Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas Boyle

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199206599

    German writers, from Luther and Goethe to Heine, Brecht, and Gunter Grass, have had a profound influence on the modern world. This Very Short Introduction presents an engrossing tour of the course of German literature from the late Middle Ages to th…

  • The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

    The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction
    av Amanda H. Podany

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195377996

    The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization" - and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankin…

  • The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

    The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av S. A. Smith

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853950

    This Very Short Introduction provides an analytical narrative of the main events and developments in Soviet Russia between 1917 and 1936. It examines the impact of the revolution on society as a whole-on different classes, ethnic groups, the army, m…

  • Infinity: A Very Short Introduction

    Infinity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Stewart

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198755234

    Infinity is an intriguing topic, with connections to religion, philosophy, metaphysics, logic, and physics as well as mathematics. Its history goes back to ancient times, with especially important contributions from Euclid, Aristotle, Eudoxus, and A…

  • Trust: A Very Short Introduction

    Trust: A Very Short Introduction
    av Katherine Hawley

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199697342

    Trust is indispensable, yet it can be dangerous. Without trusting others, we cannot function in society, or even stay alive for very long, but being overly-trustful can be a bad strategy too. Trust is pragmatic, but it also has a moral dimension: tr…