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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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  • Heidegger a Very Short Introduction

    Inwood,Michael J.
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    Heidegger a Very Short Introduction

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

    Eagleton,Terry
    (3047556)

    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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  • Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

    Yeates,James
    (9989056)

    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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  • Feminism A Very Short Introduction

    Walters,Margaret
    (960796)

    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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  • Marx: A Very Short Introduction

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    Karl Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, whose theories have shaped and directed political, economic, and social thought for 150 years. Considering Marx's life and impact, renowned philosopher Peter Singer identifies the...

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

    Bynum,William
    (3679540)

    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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  • Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

    Stow, Dorrik
    (10128043)

    The importance of the oceans to life on Earth cannot be overstated. Liquid water covers more than 70% of our planet's surface and, in past geological time, has spread over 85%. Life on Earth began in the oceans over 3.5 billion years ago and remained...

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  • Saints: A Very Short Introduction

    Yarrow, Simon
    (10128039)

    The idea of saints and sainthood are familiar to all, irrelevant of religious faith. In this Very Short Introduction, Simon Yarrow looks at the origins, ideas, and definitions of sainthood, sanctity, and saints in the early Church, tracing their...

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  • Rastafari - A Very Short Introduction

    Edmonds,Ennis B.
    (4990710)

    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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  • Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Bronner,Stephen Eric
    (10128034)

    Critical theory emerged in the 1920s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose -- and, if at all possible, cure -- the ills of society, particularly fascism and capitalism. In this book,...

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  • Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short...

    Beaney,Michael
    (9944391)

    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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  • Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

    Lowrie,William
    (10036922)

    Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Central to the Earth Sciences today, it encompasses areas such as seismology, volcanism, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and the Earth's magnetic field (present and past, as captured in rocks), all of...

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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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  • Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

    Warner,Marina
    (10079536)

    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...

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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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  • Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

    Waller,John
    (10132659)

    The concept of heredity is fundamental to how we see ourselves and others. It goes far beyond the obvious continuity of physical traits across generations. We routinely ascribe similarities in personality, intellect, outlook, and aptitude between...

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  • Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

    Charlesworth,Brian
    (10036630)

    Less than 450 years ago, all European scholars believed that the Earth was at the center of a Universe that was at most a few million miles in extent, and that the planets, sun, and stars all rotated around this center. Less than 250 years ago, they...

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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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  • Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

    Norman,David
    (10063756)

    Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures and their popularity seems never ending, fueled by films such as Jurassic Park and documentaries such as Walking with Dinosaurs. Yet dinosaurs (or more precisely non-avian dinosaurs) last trod the Earth 65 million...

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  • Perception: A Very Short Introduction

    Rogers,Brian
    (9950081)

    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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  • 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 siècle 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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  • Native American Literature: A Very Short...

    Teuton,Sean Kicummah
    (10170554)

    North American indigenous literature began over thirty thousand years ago when indigenous people began telling stories of emergence and creation, journey and quest, and heroism and trickery. By setting indigenous literature in historical moments,...

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  • Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction

    O'Collins, Gerald
    (10037477)

    Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains a vast and influential presence in our modern world. But what were its origins, and how has it changed and adapted over the centuries? After Pope...

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  • Comparative Literature: A Very Short...

    Hutchinson,Ben
    (10079549)

    Comparative Literature is both the past and the future of literary studies. Its history is intimately linked to the political upheavals of modernity: from colonial empire-building in the nineteenth century to the postcolonial culture wars of the...

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  • Projects: A Very Short Introduction

    Davies,Andrew
    (9941210)

    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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  • Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction

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    Autobiography is one of the most popular of written forms. From Casanova to Benjamin Franklin to the Kardashians, individuals throughout history have recorded their own lives and experiences. These personal writings are central to the work of...

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  • Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

    Silverstein,Adam J.
    (3681556)

    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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  • The English Language: A Very Short...

    Horobin,Simon
    (9988941)

    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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  • 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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  • Islamic Ethics - A Very Short Introduction

    Ramadan,Tariq
    (10037826)

    The concept of 'ethics' involves the choice between what is 'right' and what is 'wrong,' but no exact equivalent of the word 'ethics' exists in the Arabic language. Instead, the Arabic terms used to describe ethics cover a whole range of...

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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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  • Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

    Jeffrey,Craig
    (10036973)

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

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  • American Cultural History: A Very Short...

    Avila,Eric
    (10104055)

    The iconic images of Uncle Sam and Marilyn Monroe, or the 'fireside chats' of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the oratory of Martin Luther King, Jr.: these are the words, images, and sounds that populate American cultural history. From the Boston Tea Party...

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  • The Periodic Table - a Very Short...

    Scerri,Eric
    (4264631)

    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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  • Liberation Theology: A Very Short...

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    Increasing concern about a great and growing gulf between the superabundant wealth of a few and the deprivations of a massive majority of human beings provided the catalyst that generated liberation theology, the most significant type of theology to...

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  • Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

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    Crime is big news. From murder to theft to drug gangs, crime and criminal justice affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. Hardly surprisingly, crime has been pushed high up the public policy agenda across the world. But how can we measure...

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