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The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Linda Greenhouse
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For 30 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse chronicled the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court and its justices as a correspondent for the New York Times. In this Very Short Introduction, she draws on her deep knowledge of the court'... (read more)

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Sleep: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Sleep: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Steven W. Lockley
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Why do we need sleep? What is sleep? What happens when we don't get enough? This Very Short Introduction addresses the biological and psychological aspects of sleep, providing a basic understanding of what sleep is and how it is measured, a look at sleep... (read more)

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The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Jacqueline Stedall
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This Very Short Introduction explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical practice, ranging from the distant past to the present. Historian Jacqueline Stedall shows that mathematical ideas are far from being fixed, but are adapted... (read more)

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Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Jonathan Slack
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Embryonic stem cells have been hot-button topics in recent years, generating intense public interest as well as much confusion and misinformation. In this Very Short Introduction, leading authority Jonathan Slack offers a clear and informative overview... (read more)

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Plague: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Plague: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Paul Slack
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This Very Short Introduction explores the historical impact of plague over the centuries, the ways in which it has been interpreted, and the powerful images it has left behind in art and literature. Paul Slack assesses its causes, which have often been... (read more)

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Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by David Blockley
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Engineering is part of almost everything we do--from the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on, to the telephones and computers we use to communicate and the X-ray machines that help doctors diagnose diseases. In this Very Short... (read more)

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Islam: Very Short Introduction (2ND 13 Edition)
Islam: Very Short Introduction (2ND 13 Edition)
by Malise Ruthven
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Islam dominates the news, often in stories filled with images of violence. Yet these disturbing images are at odds with a faith that most adherents--who now number over a billion worldwide--would regard as no less pacific than Buddhism or Christianity... (read more)

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Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Peter Hainsworth
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In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey examine Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, looking at themes and issues which have recurred throughout its history. The authors illuminate such topics as regional... (read more)

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