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  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Bowie

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199569250

    German philosophy remains the core of modern philosophy. Without Kant, Frege, Wittgenstein, and Husserl there would be no Anglo-American 'analytical' style of philosophy. Moreover, without Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, the 'Continenta…

  • Abolitionism

    Abolitionism
    av Richard S. Newman

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190213220

    The abolitionist movement launched the global human rights struggle in the 18th and 19th centuries and redefined the meaning of equality throughout the Atlantic world. Even in the 21st century, it remains a touchstone of democratic activism-a timele…

  • Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

    Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Inwood

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198828662

    Martin Heidegger, considered by some to be the greatest charlatan ever to claim the title of 'philosopher', by some as an apologist for Nazism, and by others as an acknowledged leader in continental philosophy, is probably the most divisive thinker…

  • Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction

    Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Timothy Rice

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199794379

    Ethnomusicologists believe that all humans, not just those we call musicians, are musical, and that musicality is one of the essential touchstones of the human experience. This insight raises big questions about the nature of music and the nature of…

  • Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

    Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction
    av Trevor Bryce

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198726470

    The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. After playing host to three great empires, the Hammurabic and Kassite empires, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, it was conquered by the Persians. Entered triumpha…

  • Communism: A Very Short Introduction

    Communism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Leslie Holmes

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199551545

    The collapse of communism was one of the most defining moments of the twentieth century. At its peak, more than a third of the world's population had lived under communist power. What is communism? Where did the idea come from and what attracted peo…

  • Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

    Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Catherine Wilson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688326

    Epicureanism is commonly associated with a carefree view of life and the pursuit of pleasures, particularly the pleasures of the table. However it was a complex and distinctive system of philosophy that emphasized simplicity and moderation, and cons…

  • 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…

  • The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

    The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Martin Loughlin

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199697694

    The British constitution is regarded as unique among the constitutions of the world. What are the main characteristics of Britain's peculiar constitutional arrangements? How has the British constitution altered in response to the changing nature of…

  • World War II: A Very Short Introduction

    World War II: A Very Short Introduction
    av Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688777

    The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths…

  • Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Malise Ruthven

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199212705

    Malise Ruthven tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this complex phenomenon - one that eludes sim today, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11 2001. But what does 'fundamentalism' really mean? Sinc…

  • 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,…

  • Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction

    Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction
    av Joseph Dan

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195327052

    An account of Kabbalah and its impact outside of Judaism offers a concise and highly accurate look at the history and character of the various systems developed by the adherents of the Kabbalah.

  • Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Marenbon

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199663224

    For many of us, the term 'medieval philosophy' conjures up the figure of Thomas Aquinas, and is closely intertwined with religion. In this Very Short Introduction John Marenbon shows how medieval philosophy had a far broader reach than the thirteent…

  • Reading: A Very Short Introduction

    Reading: A Very Short Introduction
    av Belinda Jack

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198820581

    Today many people take reading for granted, but we remain some way off from attaining literacy for the global human population. And whilst we think we know what reading is, it remains in many ways a mysterious process, or set of processes. The effec…

  • Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

    Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction
    av Marta Wayne

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688937

    As doctors and biologists have learned, to their dismay, infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals change the transmission pathways by which…

  • Poetry: A Very Short Introduction

    Poetry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Bernard O'Donoghue

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199229116

    Poetry, arguably, has a greater range of conceptual meaning than perhaps any other term in English. At the most basic level everyone can recognise it-it is a kind of literature that uses special linguistic devices of organization and expression for…

  • Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

    Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction
    av Karen Radner

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198715900

    Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC. Si…

  • The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction

    The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction
    av Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190640156

    Music has been examined from multiple perspectives: as a product of human history, for example, or a product of human culture. But there is also a long tradition, intensified in recent decades, of thinking about music as a product of the human mind.…

  • Descartes: A Very Short Introduction

    Descartes: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tom Sorell

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854094

    Rene Descartes (1596-1650) had a remarkably short working life, and his output was small, yet his contributions to philosophy and science have endured to the present day. He is perhaps best known for his statement 'Cogito, ergo sum'. By a mixture of…

  • The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

    The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Robertson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199591787

    A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars and opinion-formers. To many it remains the inspiration of our commitments to the betterment of the human…

  • The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

    The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Phillips

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804693

    Were it not for the Marquis de Sade's explicit use of language and complete disregard for the artificially constructed taboos of a religious morality he despised, the novelty and profundity of his thought, and above all, its fundamental modernity, w…

  • Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

    Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction
    av James Binney

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198752851

    Astrophysics is the physics of the stars, and more widely the physics of the Universe. It enables us to understand the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a whole. In this Very Short Int…

  • Hume: A Very Short Introduction

    Hume: A Very Short Introduction
    av Alfred Ayer

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854063

    Hume is one of the greatest of all British philosophers, and even in his own lifetime was celebrated as one of the pivotal figures of the Enlightenment. A central theme of his philosophy is the conviction that questions traditionally thought of as c…

  • Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

    Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tristram D. Wyatt

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198712152

    How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. The application of new molecular tools such as DNA fingerprinting and genomics is causing a revolution in the study of animal behaviour, while developments in computing and image anal…

  • Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

    Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julia Simner

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198749219

    Can you taste words, feel flavours as a shape, or hear colors? If so you may well have synaesthesia, a neurological condition that gives rise to a 'merging of the senses'.This Very Short Introduction describes synaesthesia's many forms, and delves i…

  • Development: A Very Short Introduction

    Development: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Goldin

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198736257

    What do we mean by development? How can citizens, governments and the international community foster development? The process by which nations escape poverty and achieve economic and social progress has been the subject of extensive examination for…

  • The Future: A Very Short Introduction

    The Future: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jennifer M. Gidley

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198735281

    From the beginning of time, humans have been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. We have always yearned to know what lies ahead, whether threat or safety, scarcity or abundance. Throughout human history, our forebears tried…

  • Exploration: A Very Short Introduction

    Exploration: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stewart A. Weaver

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199946952

    For as long as there have been civilizations, there has been the urge to venture outside of them, either in search of other civilizations or in search of novelty. Exploration: A Very Short Introduction surveys this quintessential human impulse, trac…

  • 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…

  • Locke: A Very Short Introduction

    Locke: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Dunn

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803948

    Briefly describes the life of the English philosopher, discusses the major themes of his work, and assesses Locke's influence on modern thought.

  • Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

    Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Atkins

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199689095

    With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally import…

  • Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

    Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction
    av Margaret J. Snowling

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198818304

    Since dyslexia was first described in the British Medical Journal in 1896, there has been debate about the definitions and diagnostic procedures used, with some casting doubt on its very existence. However, there is now a considerable body of resear…

  • Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

    Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction
    av Fred Piper

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803153

    This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why govern…

  • Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction

    Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Robinson

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199567782

    Without writing, there would be no records, no history, no books, and no emails. Writing is an integral and essential part of our lives; but when did it start? Why do we all write differently and how did writing develop into what we use today?All of…

  • Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

    Fungi: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas P. Money

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688784

    The variety of the mycological world is far greater than most people imagine. Tens of thousands of fungal species have been described and many more are known only from the abundance of their genes in soil and water. Fungi are hugely important as age…

  • Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Adamson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199683673

    In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adams…

  • The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

    The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael J. Benton

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199226320

    There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct guide to the key episodes in that story - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity…

  • The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

    The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Klenerman

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198753902

    The immune system is central to human health and the focus of much medical research. Growing understanding of the immune system, and especially the creation of immune memory (long lasting protection), which can be harnessed in the design of vaccines…

  • William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction

    William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stanley Wells

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198718628

    In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare.Looking at his early life and education,…

  • Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction

    Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction
    av Chris Frith

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802217

    Schizophrenia is the archetypal form of madness. Schizophrenia is a common disorder and has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families-patients typically hear voices in their heads and hold bizarre beliefs. The schizophrenic patient presen…

  • Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

    Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Steven Beller

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198724834

    Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia, and its history continues to invite debate. This Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the phenomenon, from ancient religious c…

  • Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

    Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction
    av Alan Taylor

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199766239

    By long convention, "American history" began during the early seventeenth century along the Atlantic Seaboard with the English colonies at Jamestown in Virginia and Plymouth in New England. From that eastern origin, America supposedly expanded westw…

  • The Devil: A Very Short Introduction

    The Devil: A Very Short Introduction
    av Darren Oldridge

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199580996

    Why do the innocent suffer in a world created by a loving God? Does this mean that God cannot prevent this suffering, despite His supposed omnipotence? Or is God not loving after all? This in brief is 'the problem of evil'. The Devil provides one so…

  • The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

    The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jamie Woodward

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199580699

    The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core recor…

  • Kafka: A Very Short Introduction

    Kafka: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ritchie Robertson

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804556

    '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…