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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

    The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Lovell

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199238484

    Almost twenty years after the Soviet Unions' end, what are we to make of its existence? Was it a heroic experiment, an unmitigated disaster, or a viable if flawed response to the modern world? Taking a fresh approach to the study of the Soviet Union…

  • 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.…

  • 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 influent…

  • Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

    Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction
    av Charles Sheppard

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198869825

    Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring Coral reefs are among the most beautiful, and most diverse, of ecosystems. Early seafarers were wary of them, naturalists were confused by them, yet many coastal people benefited greatly from the…

  • Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av James Fulcher

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198726074

    What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative? The word 'capitalism' is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? This Very Short Introduction addresses qu…

  • Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Manfred B. Steger

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198849674

    Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring Anchored in the principles of free-market economics, neoliberalism emerged in the 1990s as the world's most dominant economic paradigm. It has been associated with various political leaders from…

  • Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Manfred B. Steger

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199560516

    Anchored in the principles of the free-market economics, 'neoliberalism' has been associated with such different political leaders as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Augusto Pinochet, and Junichiro Koizumi. In its heyday…

  • Law: A Very Short Introduction

    Law: A Very Short Introduction
    av Raymond Wacks

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745624

    Law is at the heart of every society, protecting rights, imposing duties, and establishing a framework for the conduct of almost all social, political, and economic activity. Despite this, the law often seems a highly technical, perplexing mystery,…

  • 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…

  • Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy of Law: A Very Short Introduction
    av Raymond Wacks

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199687008

    The concept of law lies at the heart of our social and political life. Legal philosophy, or jurisprudence, explores the notion of law and its role in society, illuminating its meaning and its relation to the universal questions of justice, rights, a…

  • Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

    Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction
    av Maxwell Irvine

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584970

    With the World desperate to find energy sources that do not emit carbon gasses, nuclear power is back on the agenda and in the news, following the increasing cost of fossil fuels and concerns about the security of their future supply. However, the t…

  • Habermas: A Very Short Introduction

    Habermas: A Very Short Introduction
    av James Gordon Finlayson

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192840950

    This book gives a clear and readable overview of the philosophical work of Jürgen Habermas, the most influential German philosopher alive today, who has commented widely on subjects such as Marxism, the importance and effectiveness of communication,…

  • 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.

  • Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

    Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction
    av Marc Mulholland

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198825005

    From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict - Catholic against Protestant, Republican against Unionist. The traumas of v…

  • 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 o…

  • 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…

  • Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

    Organizations: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mary Jo Hatch

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584536

    Most of us recognize that organizations are everywhere. You meet them on every street corner in the form of families and shops, study in them, work for them, buy from them, pay taxes to them. But have you given much thought to where they came from,…

  • Trigonometry: A Very Short Introduction

    Trigonometry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Glen Van Brummelen

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198814313

    Born of the desire to understand the workings of motions of the heavenly bodies, trigonometry gave the ancient Greeks the ability to predict their futures. Most of what we see of the subject in school comes from these heavenly origins; 15th century…

  • 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…

  • Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Damien Keown

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198850052

    With over 520 million followers, Buddhism is now the world's fourth largest religion. Over the last seventy years or so there has been a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West, who see it as eit…

  • 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 Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

    The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction
    av Eric R. Scerri

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198842323

    The periodic table of elements, first encountered by many of us at school, provides an arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties, and divided into periodic trends.…

  • 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…

  • Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction

    Clausewitz: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Howard

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802576

    Karl von Clausewitz's study On War was described by the American strategic thinker Bernard Brodie as 'not simply the greatest, but the only great book about war'. It is hard to disagree. Even though he wrote his only major work at a time when the ra…

  • Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

    Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Thomas Flynn

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804280

    Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a c…

  • 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…

  • Physics: A Very Short Introduction

    Physics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Sidney Perkowitz

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198813941

    Physics, the fundamental science of matter and energy, encompasses all levels of nature from the subatomic to the cosmic, and underlies much of the technology around us. Understanding the physics of our universe is an essential aspect of humanity's…

  • 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 a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Topology: A Very Short Introduction

    Topology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Earl

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198832683

    How is a subway map different from other maps? What makes a knot knotted? What makes the Möbius strip one-sided? These are questions of topology, the mathematical study of properties preserved by twisting or stretching objects. In the 20th century t…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Geoffrey Chaucer: A Very Short Introduction

    Geoffrey Chaucer: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Wallace

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198767718

    Originally writing over 600 years ago, Geoffrey Chaucer is today enjoying a global renaissance. Why do poets, translators, and audiences from so many cultures, from the mountains of Iran to the islands of Japan, find Chaucer so inspiring? In part th…

  • 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…

  • Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction

    Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Eberhard O. Voit

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198828372

    Systems biology came about as growing numbers of engineers and scientists from other fields created algorithms which supported the analysis of biological data in incredible quantities. Whereas biologists of the past had been forced to study one item…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Malthus: A Very Short Introduction

    Malthus: A Very Short Introduction
    av Donald Winch

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199670413

    Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was an English cleric whose ideas, as expounded in his most famous work the Essay on the Principle of Population, caused a storm of controversy. In this Very Short Introduction, Donald Winch explains and clarifies M…