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Archaeology
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Archaeology : a Very Short Introduction (96 - Old Edition)
Archaeology : a Very Short Introduction (96 - Old Edition)
by Paul Bahn
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Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume... (read more)

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Civil Engineering
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Earth (03 Edition)
Earth (03 Edition)
by Martin Redfern
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-136) and index.... (read more)

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US History
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The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Eric Rauchway
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The New Deal shaped our nation's politics for decades, and was seen by many as tantamount to the "American Way" itself. Now, in this superb compact history, Eric Rauchway offers an informed account of the New Deal and the Great Depression, illuminating... (read more)

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Military
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The First World War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The First World War: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Michael Howard
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Now more than ever, a clear historical understanding of the conflicts that have engulfed the world is essential. In The First World War, one of the most respected historians of his generation offers a brief but hugely readable narrative account of WWI... (read more)

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Science Reference
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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Brain: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Michael O'shea
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The Brain: A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain research and gives a sense of how neuroscience addresses questions about the relationship between the brain and the mind. Short... (read more)

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Philosophy
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Very Short Introductions #73: Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #73: Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction
by Catherine Belsey
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Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduction traces... (read more)

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World History
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Very Short Introductions #87: The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #87: The Cold War: A Very Short Introduction
by Robert J. Mcmahon
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-173) and index.... (read more)

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Literary Criticism
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Very Short Introductions #53: Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #53: Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction
by Catriona Kelly
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Rather than presenting a conventional chronology of Russian literature, Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction explores the place and importance in Russian culture of all types of literature. How and when did a Russian national literature come... (read more)

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Dinosaurs (Very Short Introductions)
Dinosaurs (Very Short Introductions)
by David Norman
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The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, as evidenced by the popularity of films such Jurassic Park and documentaries like Walking with Dinosaurs. But how much do these types of entertainment really tell us about recent scientific discoveries and... (read more)

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Contemporary Art : a Very Short Introduction (04 Edition)
Contemporary Art : a Very Short Introduction (04 Edition)
by Julian Stallabrass
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Contemporary art has never been so popular, but what is its role today and who is controlling its future? Contemporary art is supposed to be a realm of freedom where artists shock, break taboos, flout generally received ideas, and switch between... (read more)

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