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Ethnomusicology (14 Edition)
Ethnomusicology (14 Edition)
by Timothy Rice
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Ethnomusicologists believe that all humans, not just those we call musicians, are musical, and that musicality is one of the essential touchstones of the human experience. This insight raises big questions about the nature of music and the nature of... (read more)

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Entrepreneurship (Very Short Introductions)
Entrepreneurship (Very Short Introductions)
by Paul Westhead
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There has been an explosion of interest in entrepreneurs in the popular media, as well as in business, policy, and education. But what do entrepreneurs do and why is what they do important? Paul Westhead and Mike Wright weave a pathway through the... (read more)

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Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Gillian Butler
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Psychology is part of everyone's experience: it influences the way we think about everything from education and intelligence, to relationships and emotions, advertising and criminality. People readily behave as amateur psychologists, offering... (read more)

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Risk: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Risk: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Baruch Fischhoff
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We find risk everywhere--from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to heartbreak, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #74: Postmodernism
Very Short Introductions #74: Postmodernism
by Christopher Butler
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Engineering: a Very Short Introduction (12 Edition)
Engineering: a Very Short Introduction (12 Edition)
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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Very Short Introductions #72: Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #72: Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
by Andrew Ballantyne
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Fractals: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Fractals: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Kenneth Falconer
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From the contours of coastlines to the outlines of clouds, and the branching of trees, fractal shapes can be found everywhere in nature. In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Falconer explains the basic concepts of fractal geometry, which produced a... (read more)

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Planets (10 Edition)
Planets (10 Edition)
by david A. Rothery
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From the rings of Saturn to the "canals" of Mars and the Great Red Dot of Jupiter, the planets of our Solar System have long fascinated humanity. Featuring many striking photos, this Very Short Introduction offers a fascinating portrait of the unique... (read more)

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Robotics (Very Short Introductions)
Robotics (Very Short Introductions)
by Alan Winfield
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Robotics is a key technology in the modern world, a well-established part of manufacturing and warehouse automation, assembling cars or washing machines, or moving goods to and from storage racks for Internet mail order. Robots have taken their first... (read more)

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Colonial Latin American Literature (11 Edition)
Colonial Latin American Literature (11 Edition)
by Adorno Rolena
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A vivid account of the literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this Very Short Introduction explores the origins of Latin American literature in Spanish and tells the story of how... (read more)

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Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Sebastian G. B. Amyes
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Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life and the most prolific of all living organisms, inhabiting every part of the Earth's surface, its ocean depths, and even such inhospitable places as boiling hot springs. In this... (read more)

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Keynes: Very Short Introduction (10 Edition)
Keynes: Very Short Introduction (10 Edition)
by Robert Skidelsky
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John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is a central thinker of the twentieth century, not just an economic theorist and statesman, but also an important figure in economics, philosophy, politics, and culture. In this Very Short Introduction Lord Skidelsky, a... (read more)

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Governance : a Very Short Introduction (13 Edition)
Governance : a Very Short Introduction (13 Edition)
by Mark Bevir
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The word "governance" is ubiquitous. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund make loans conditional on "good governance." Climate change and avian flu appear as issues of "global governance." The U.S. Forest Service calls for "collaborative... (read more)

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The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Jamie Woodward
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The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The... (read more)

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Multiculturalism: a Very Short Introduction (11 Edition)
Multiculturalism: a Very Short Introduction (11 Edition)
by Ali Rattansi
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In this Very Short Introduction, Ali Rattansi provides a balanced assessment of what's true and what's false about multiculturalism. Rattansi provides a useful definition of the word "multiculturalism" and he looks at how the term is used--and misused... (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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Marine Biology : Very Short Introduction (13 Edition)
Marine Biology : Very Short Introduction (13 Edition)
by Philip V. Mladenov
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The marine environment is the largest, most important, and yet most mysterious habitat on our planet. It contains more than 99% of the world's living space, produces half of its oxygen, plays a critical role in regulating its climate, and supports a... (read more)

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Anesthesia: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Anesthesia: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Aiden O'donnell
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How does anesthesia work? What are the risks? And how does the anesthetist know if you are really asleep? In this brisk survey, Aidan O'Donnell takes the reader on a tour of modern anesthetic practice. He begins by explaining general anesthesia: what it... (read more)

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Borders: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Borders: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Alexander C Diener
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Compelling and accessible, this Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, political, and environmental processes that shape our lives... (read more)

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