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  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

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

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853462

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

    Feminism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Margaret Walters

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192805102

    How much have women's lives really changed? In the West women still come up against the 'glass ceiling' at work, most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprive…

  • Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

    Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction
    av Erle C. Ellis

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198792987

    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…

  • 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…

  • Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

    Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Bauckham

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199575275

    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…

  • Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

    Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Janaway

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802590

    Schopenhauer is the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of his thought, which inspired many artists and thinkers including Nietzsche, Wagner,…

  • Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

    Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Bellamy

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802538

    Interest in citizenship has never been higher. But what does it mean to be a citizen of a modern, complex community? Why is citizenship important? Can we create citizenship, and can we test for it? In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, Richar…

  • 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…

  • The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction

    The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Atkins

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199572199

    From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas or the cooling of a hot metal, to the unfolding of a thought in our minds and even the course of life itself, everything is governed by the four Laws of Thermodynamics. These laws specify the nature of 'en…

  • 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…

  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction

    Jung: A Very Short Introduction
    av Anthony Stevens

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854582

    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…

  • Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction

    Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Essi Viding

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198802266

    Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has long captured the public imagination. Newspaper column inches have been devoted to murderers with psychopathic features, and we also encounter psychopaths in films and books. Individuals with psychopath…

  • 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…

  • Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

    Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Butler

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802392

    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…

  • Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

    Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Norman Solomon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199687350

    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…

  • The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

    The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julian D. Richards

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806079

    The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguisti…

  • Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Beaney

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198778028

    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…

  • Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

    Molecules: A Very Short Introduction
    av Philip Ball

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854308

    The processes in a single living cell are akin to that of a city teeming with molecular inhabitants that move, communicate, cooperate, and compete. In this Very Short Introduction, Philip Ball explores the role of the molecule in and around us - how…

  • Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

    Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction
    av Georgios A. Antonopoulos

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198795544

    For many people around the world, instances of what is described as organized crime may be part of their everyday experience; in their neighbourhoods, their streets, and the places they work and live. Policymakers, law enforcement, and the media rar…

  • Education: A Very Short Introduction

    Education: A Very Short Introduction
    av Gary Thomas

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199643264

    From the schools of ancient times to the present day, Gary Thomas explores how and why education has evolved has it has. Examining education worldwide, he explains the way schools work, noting how curricula are remarkably consistent around the world…

  • Freud: A Very Short Introduction

    Freud: A Very Short Introduction
    av Anthony Storr

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854551

    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) revolutionized the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis, Freud developed psycho-analysis into a general psychology which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discus…

  • Music: A Very Short Introduction

    Music: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas Cook

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853820

    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…

  • 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…

  • The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

    The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert C. Allen

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198706786

    The 'Industrial Revolution' was a pivotal point in British history that occurred between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries and led to far reaching transformations of society. With the advent of revolutionary manufacturing technology pr…

  • Logic: A Very Short Introduction

    Logic: A Very Short Introduction
    av Graham Priest

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198811701

    Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively and accessible introduction, Graham Priest shows how wrong this conception is. He explores the philosophical roots of the…

  • Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

    Russian History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Geoffrey Hosking

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199580989

    Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory, strategically placed and abundantly provided with natural resources. But Russia's territory has a harsh climate, is cut off from most maritime contac…

  • 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…

  • Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

    Zionism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Stanislawski

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199766048

    In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Stanislawski presents an impartial and disinterested history of Zionist ideology from its origins to the present. Sharp and accessible, he charts the crucial moments in the ideological development of Zionism,…

  • 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…

  • Light: A Very Short Introduction

    Light: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian A. Walmsley

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199682690

    Light enables us to see the world around us. Our sense of sight provides us with direct information about space and time, the physical arrangement of the world, and how it changes. This almost universal shared sensation of vision has led to a fascin…

  • Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

    Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction
    av Fergus Kerr

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199556649

    Thomas Aquinas, an Italian Catholic priest in the early thirteeth century, is considered to be one of the great Christian thinkers who had, and who still has, a profound influence on Western thought. He was a controversial figure who was exposed and…

  • Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

    Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction
    av A. C. Grayling

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854117

    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philospher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-speci…

  • 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…

  • Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

    Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Eric H Cline

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195342635

    Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Important discoveries with relevance…

  • Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction

    Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Colin Ward
    (1 recension)

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804778

    The word 'anarchism' tends to conjure up images of aggressive protest against government, and - recently - of angry demonstrations against bodies such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. But is anarchism inevitably linked with vio…

  • Sound: A Very Short Introduction

    Sound: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mike Goldsmith

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198708445

    Sound is integral to how we experience the world, in the form of noise as well as music. But what is sound? What is the physical basis of pitch and harmony? And how are sound waves exploited in musical instruments? In this Very Short Introduction Mi…

  • Molecular Biology:  A Very Short Introduction

    Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Aysha Divan

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198723882

    Molecular Biology is the story of the molecules of life, their relationships, and how these interactions are controlled. It is an expanding field in life sciences, and its applications are wide and growing. We can now harness the power of molecular…

  • Empire: A Very Short Introduction

    Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Howe

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802231

    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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

    Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen J. Blundell

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199601202

    Magnetism is a strange force, mysteriously attracting one object to another apparently through empty space. It has been claimed as a great healer, with magnetic therapies being proposed over the centuries and still popular today. Why are its mysteri…

  • Napoleon

    Napoleon
    av David A. Bell

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199321667

    This Very Short Introduction provides a concise, accurate, and lively portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte's character and career, situating him firmly in historical context.David Bell emphasizes the astonishing sense of human possibility-for both good an…

  • The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

    The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction
    av Amrita Narlikar

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806086

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is scarcely ten years old, but even in these early years of its existence it has generated debate, controversy and even outrage. Rulings on beef hormones and tuna-dolphin cases provide graphic examples of how the o…

  • Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

    Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    av A. Edward Siecienski

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190883270

    To many in the West, Orthodoxy remains shrouded in mystery, an exotic and foreign religion that survived in the East following the Great Schism of 1054 that split the Christian world into two camps-Catholic and Orthodox. However, as the second large…

  • Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Sabina Knight

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195392067

    Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the sto…

  • Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

    Big Data: A Very Short Introduction
    av Dawn E. Holmes

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198779575

    Since long before computers were even thought of, data has been collected and organized by diverse cultures across the world. Once access to the Internet became a reality for large swathes of the world's population, the amount of data generated each…