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  • Biography: A Very Short Introduction

    Biography: A Very Short Introduction
    av Hermione Lee

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199533541

    Biography is one of the most popular, best-selling, and widely-read of literary genres. But why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can biographies be compared with history and works of fiction? Does a biography need…

  • Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

    Eugenics: A Very Short introduction
    av Philippa Levine

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199385904

    In 1883, Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, coined the word "eugenics" to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Adapting Darwin's theory of evolution to human society, eugenics soon became…

  • 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…

  • Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

    Sleep: A Very Short Introduction
    av Steven W. Lockley

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199587858

    Why do we need sleep? How much sleep is enough? What is sleep? What happens when we don't get enough? We spend about a third of our lives asleep - it plays a crucial role in our health and wellbeing. References to sleep abound in literature and art,…

  • Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction

    Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction
    av Malcolm Gaskill

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199236954

    Witchcraft is a subject that fascinates us all, and everyone knows what a witch is - or do they? From childhood most of us develop a sense of the mysterious, malign person, usually an old woman. Historically, too, we recognize witch-hunting as a fea…

  • 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…

  • The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

    The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Foster

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199236947

    This Very Short Introduction offers a clear, accessible, and concise account of the apocryphal gospels - exploring their origins, their discovery, and discussing how the various texts have been interpreted both by the Church and beyond. Looking at t…

  • Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction

    Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Hopkins

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802545

    An introduction to the many debates surrounding the Dadaist and Surrealist movements, such as the Marquis de Sade's position as a Surrealist deity, attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, and attitudes towards women.

  • Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

    Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction
    av Daniel Freeman

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199567157

    Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? How common are anxiety disorders, and which treatments are most effective? What's happening in our brain when we feel fear? And what are Colom…

  • 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…

  • Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

    Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Gillian Butler

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199670420

    Psychology is part of everyone's experience: it influences the way we think about everything from education and intelligence, to relationships and emotions, advertising and criminality. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering explan…

  • Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

    Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction
    av Marina Warner

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199532155

    From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins, to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and child…

  • The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

    The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction
    av Miri Rubin

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199697298

    The Middle Ages is a term coined around 1450 to describe a thousand years of European History. In this Very Short Introduction, Miri Rubin provides an exploration of the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity that the period covers. From th…

  • Fashion: A Very Short Introduction

    Fashion: A Very Short Introduction
    av Rebecca Arnold

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199547906

    Fashion is a dynamic global industry that plays an important role in the economic, political, cultural, and social lives of an international audience. It spans high art and popular culture, and plays a significant role in material and visual culture…

  • The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction

    The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert J. McMahon

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801784

    The massive disorder and economic ruin following the Second World War inevitably predetermined the scope and intensity of the Cold War. But why did it last so long? And what impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the…

  • The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

    The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul I. Palmer

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198722038

    The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth's surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for human and other life on Earth.In this Very Short Introduction Paul Palmer describes the physical an…

  • Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction

    Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan A.C. Brown

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199559282

    As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in history. The furor surrounding the Satanic Verses and the Danish cartoon crisis reminded the world of the tremendous importance of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Learning ab…

  • Perception: A Very Short Introduction

    Perception: A Very Short Introduction
    av Brian Rogers

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198791003

    Perception is one of the oldest and most deeply investigated topics in the field of psychology, and it is also raises some profound philosophical questions. It is concerned with how we use the information reaching our senses to guide and control our…

  • Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Allingham

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803030

    We constantly make choices and judge other's decisions as rational or irrational. This book explores what it means to be rational, introducing ideas from economics, philosophy, and other areas. It shows how the theory applies to everyday decisions a…

  • Politics: A Very Short Introduction

    Politics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kenneth Minogue

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853882

    In this provocative but balanced essay, Kenneth Minogue discusses the development of politics from the ancient world to the twentieth century. He prompts us to consider why political systems evolve, how politics offers both power and order in our so…

  • Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction

    Film Noir: A Very Short Introduction
    av James Naremore

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198791744

    Film noir, one of the most intriguing yet difficult to define terms in cinema history, is usually associated with a series of darkly seductive Hollywood thrillers from the 1940s and 50s - shadowy, black-and-white pictures about private eyes, femme f…

  • Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

    Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction
    av Dan Stone

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198723387

    Concentration camps are a relatively new invention, a recurring feature of twentieth century warfare, and one that is important to the modern global consciousness and identity. Although the most famous concentration camps are those under the Nazis,…

  • The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195300208

    The words, phrases, and stories of the New Testament permeate the English language. Indeed, this relatively small group of twenty-seven works, written during the height of the Roman Empire, not only helped create and sustain a vast world religion, b…

  • Gravity: A Very Short Introduction

    Gravity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Timothy Clifton

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198729143

    Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature. It also has the distinction of being the oldest, weakest, and most difficult force to quantize. Understanding gravity is not only essential for understanding the motion of obj…

  • Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

    Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Rodolfo Saracci

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199543335

    What is epidemiology? What are the causes of a new disease? How can pandemics be prevented? Epidemiology is the study of the changing patterns of disease and its main aim is to improve the health of populations. It's a vital field, central to the he…

  • Thought: A Very Short Introduction

    Thought: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tim Bayne

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199601721

    There is no denying that thinking comes naturally to human beings. But what are thoughts? How is thought realized in the brain? Does thinking occur in public or is it a purely private affair? Do young children and non-human animals think? Is human t…

  • Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

    Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Atkins

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199683970

    Most people remember chemistry from their schooldays as largely incomprehensible, a subject that was fact-rich but understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for…

  • The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

    The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction
    av William H. Brock

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198716488

    From man's first exploration of natural materials and their transformations to today's materials science, chemistry has always been the central discipline that underpins both the physical and biological sciences, as well as technology. In this Very…

  • Happiness: A Very Short Introduction

    Happiness: A Very Short Introduction
    av Daniel M. Haybron

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199590605

    Happiness is an everyday term in our lives, and most of us strive to be happy. But defining happiness can be difficult. In this Very Short Introduction, Dan Haybron considers the true nature of happiness. By examining what it is, assessing its impor…

  • 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…

  • African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

    African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction
    av Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195182897

    Since the first African American denomination was established in Philadelphia in 1818, churches have gone beyond their role as spiritual guides in African American communities and have served as civic institutions, spaces for education, and sites fo…

  • African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

    African Politics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Taylor

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198806578

    Africa is a continent of 54 countries and over a billion people. However, despite the rich diversity of the African experience, it is striking that continuations and themes seem to be reflected across the continent, particularly south of the Sahara.…

  • Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction

    Symmetry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Stewart

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199651986

    In the 1800s mathematicians introduced a formal theory of symmetry: group theory. Now a branch of abstract algebra, this subject first arose in the theory of equations. Symmetry is an immensely important concept in mathematics and throughout the sci…

  • Genes: A Very Short Introduction

    Genes: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Slack

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199676507

    In this exploration of the concept of the gene, Jonathan Slack looks at the discovery, nature, and role of genes in both evolution and development. Explaining the nature of genetic variation in the human population, how hereditary factors were ident…

  • Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

    Minerals: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Vaughan

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199682843

    Minerals existed long before any forms of life, playing a key role in the origin and evolution of life; an interaction with biological systems that we are only now beginning to understand. Exploring the traditional strand of mineralogy, which emphas…

  • Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction

    Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kevin Kenny

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199858583

    Diaspora is an important concept in history, sociology, religious studies, ethnic studies, political science, and literary criticism, among other disciplines. Meanwhile, journalists, politicians, and cultural authorities use the term with increasing…

  • 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…

  • Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Steven Grosby

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192840981

    This book examines the political and moral challenges that face the vast majority of human beings who consider themselves to be members of various nations. It explores nationality through the difficulties and conflicts that have arisen throughout hi…

  • Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

    Genomics: A Very Short Introduction
    av John M. Archibald

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198786207

    Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism's complete genetic makeup has changed the way science is done and the questions that can be asked of it…

  • Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

    Miracles: A Very Short Introduction
    av Yujin Nagasawa

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198747215

    Jesus turned water into wine, Mohammad split the moon into two, and Buddha walked and spoke immediately upon birth. According to recent statistics, even in the present age of advanced science and technology, most people believe in miracles. In fact,…

  • The Body: A Very Short Introduction

    The Body: A Very Short Introduction
    av Chris Shilling

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198739036

    The human body is thought of conventionally as a biological entity, with its longevity, morbidity, size and even appearance determined by genetic factors immune to the influence of society or culture. Since the mid-1980s, however, there has been a r…

  • The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction

    The Conquistadors: A Very Short Introduction
    av Matthew Restall

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195392296

    With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed…

  • Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern India: A Very Short Introduction
    av Craig Jeffrey

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198769347

    India is widely recognised as a new global powerhouse. It has become one of the world's emerging powers, rivalling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and cultural change…

  • 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…

  • The European Union: A Very Short Introduction

    The European Union: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Pinder

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198808855

    The European Union (EU) stands out as a fascinatingly unique political organisation. On the one hand, it has shown the potential for developing deep and wide-ranging cooperation between member states, going far beyond that found anywhere else in the…

  • The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

    The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nick Groom

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199586790

    The Gothic is wildly diverse. It can refer to ecclesiastical architecture, supernatural fiction, cult horror films, and a distinctive style of rock music. It has influenced political theorists and social reformers, as well as Victorian home decor an…

  • Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction

    Voltaire: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas Cronk

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688357

    Voltaire (1694-1778), best remembered as the author of Candide, is one of the central actors - arguably the defining personality - of the European Enlightenment. In this Very Short Introduction, Nicholas Cronk explores Voltaire's remarkable career a…

  • The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

    The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction
    av David J. Bodenhamer

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195378320

    Though the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1788, its impact on our lives is as recent as today's news. Claims and counterclaims about the constitutionality of governmental actions are a habit of American politics. This document, which its framers…

  • Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

    Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction
    av P. H. Matthews

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801487

    Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and important problems are found. This guide begins by discussing the oldest, "arts" end of the subject and moves through to the most up-to…

  • Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

    Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction
    av Katherine Blundell

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199602667

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