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Very Short Introductions

Oxford University Press

Very Short Introductions is a series of non-fiction expository texts on a variety of academic subjects. Produced by the Oxford University Press and written by a range of experts in their fields, these books provide a general audience with a foundational understanding of a huge number of topics. With over 500 books already published in this popular series, readers can learn about a vast array of subjects such as mathematics, philosophy, literature and psychology. No prior knowledge or understanding of academic process is necessary, as these books are written with the intention of making such information accessible to a wider audience. Penned with a combination of factual information and analysis, along with the expert’s natural enthusiasm for the topic, this series provides an excellent jumping-off point for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the world.

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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2017)
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'Globalization' is one of the defining buzzwords of our time, describing a variety of accelerating...

American History: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press (2012)
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This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the...

Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2015)
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In this Very Short Introduction Frank Close describes the historical development of nuclear physics,...

Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2000)
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This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of...

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2004)
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Particle Physics provides a compelling introduction to the fundamental constituents of the universe....

Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2016)
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This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary...

Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2002)
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This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural...

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2002)
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Postmodernism has been a buzzword of contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be...

Racism: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2007)
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Racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. This Very Short...

Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2018)
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Climate scientists, geologists, ecologists, and archaeologists recognize the profound effects of...