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  • The Periodic Table - a Very Short...

    Scerri,Eric
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    In this authoritative Very Short Introduction to the periodic table, Eric Scerri presents a modern and fresh exploration of this fundamental topic in the physical sciences, considering the deeper implications of the arrangements of the table to...

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  • Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short...

    Beaney,Michael
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    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...

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  • Projects: A Very Short Introduction

    Davies, Andrew
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    What is a project? How are projects organized to deal with a complex, rapidly changing, and uncertain world? Why are projects the organization of the future? A project is a temporary organization and one-time process established to achieve a desired...

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  • Heidegger a Very Short Introduction

    Inwood,Michael J.
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    Heidegger a Very Short Introduction

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  • The History Of Medicine: A Very Short...

    Bynum,William
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    Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times, through the scholastic medieval tradition and the Enlightenment to the present day. Taking...

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  • Feminism A Very Short Introduction

    Walters,Margaret
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    This is a historical account of feminism that looks at the roots of feminism, voting rights, and the liberation of the sixties, and analyzes the current situation of women across Europe, in the United States, and elsewhere in the world, particularly...

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  • Comedy - A Very Short Introduction

    Bevis,Matthew
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    To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they...

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  • Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

    Silverstein,Adam J.
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    Does history matter? This book argues not that history matters, but that Islamic history does. This Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history; the controversies surrounding its study; and the significance that it holds - for...

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  • Applied Mathematics: A Very Short...

    Goriely,Alain
    (9988943)

    Mathematics is playing an increasingly important role in society and the sciences, enhancing our ability to use models and handle data. While pure mathematics is mostly interested in abstract structures, applied mathematics sits at the interface...

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  • Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

    Nagasawa,Yujin
    (9982059)

    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,...

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  • Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

    Yeates,James
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    Every year billions of animals, from housecats to racehorses to pythons, are treated by veterinarians. The use of veterinary science to treat the health of animals has a long history; for the past five centuries it has developed as our understanding...

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  • The Meaning of Life - A Very Short...

    Eagleton,Terry
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    For such a large topic in so few pages it is well-written and entertaining. It poses many of the questions regarding this topic very well and gives some good insights into the various problems posed by the seemingly simple quesion, 'What is the...

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  • The English Language: A Very Short...

    Horobin,Simon
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    The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In this Very Short Introduction Simon Horobin investigates how we have arrived at...

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  • Rastafari - A Very Short Introduction

    Edmonds,Ennis B.
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    From its obscure beginnings in Jamaica in the early 1930s, Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement. It is estimated that 700,000 to 1 million people worldwide have embraced Rastafari, and adherents of the movement can be...

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  • Logic: A Very Short Introduction

    Priest,Graham
    (9950109)

    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...

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  • Perception: A Very Short Introduction

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

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  • Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

    Blackmore,Susan
    (9950106)

    Consciousness, 'the last great mystery for science,' remains a hot topic. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new...

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  • The History Of Cinema: A Very Short...

    Nowell-Smith,Geoffrey
    (9982070)

    Cinema was the first, and is arguably still the greatest, of the industrialized art forms that came to dominate the cultural life of the twentieth century. Today, it continues to adapt and grow as new technologies and viewing platforms become...

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  • Decadence: A Very Short Introduction

    Weir,David
    (9944365)

    The history of decadent culture runs from ancient Rome to nineteenth-century Paris, Victorian London, fin de siecle Vienna, Weimar Berlin, and beyond. The decline of Rome provides the pattern for both aesthetic and social decadence, a pattern that...

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  • Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

    Fisher,Elizabeth
    (9950101)

    Environmental law is the law concerned with environmental problems. It is a vast area of law that operates from the local to the global, involving a range of different legal and regulatory techniques. In theory, environmental protection is a no...

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