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American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by G Edward White
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Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has not just reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made-it has played a powerful role in shaping that society, though not always in... (read more)

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Happiness (Very Short Introductions)
Happiness (Very Short Introductions)
by Daniel M. Haybron
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Happiness is an everyday term in our lives, and most of us strive to be happy. But defining happiness can be difficult. In this Very Short Introduction, Dan Haybron considers the true nature of happiness. By examining what it is, assessing its subjective... (read more)

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Global Catastrophes (Very Short Introductions)
Global Catastrophes (Very Short Introductions)
by Bill Mcguire
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Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. In this Very Short Introduction, Bill McGuire explores the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species in the future, and looks at both the probability of these events... (read more)

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Archaeology (Very Short Introductions)
Archaeology (Very Short Introductions)
by Paul G. Bahn
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In this revised and updated edition of Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction, Paul Bahn presents an engaging introduction and a superb overview of a field that embraces everything from the cave art of Lascaux to the great stone heads of Easter Island... (read more)

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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Ian Hargreaves
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Journalism entered the twenty-first century caught in a paradox. The world had more journalism, across a wider range of media, than at any time since the birth of the western free press in the eighteenth century. Western journalists had found themselves... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #282: Global Economic History
Very Short Introductions #282: Global Economic History
by Robert C Allen
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Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, global income differences were small, but disparities have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. In this Very Short Introduction, Robert C. Allen shows how the interplay of geography... (read more)

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Minerals: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Minerals: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by David J. Vaughan
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The study of materials is a major field of research that supports and drives innovation in technology. Using modern scientific techniques, materials scientists and engineers explore and manipulate materials, and create new ones with remarkable strength... (read more)

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American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Susan Ware
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In 1607, Powhatan teenager Pocahontas first encountered English settlers when John Smith was brought to her village as a captive. In 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment gave women the constitutional right to vote. And in 2012, the U.S. Marine... (read more)

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The Cell: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Cell: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Terence Allen
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The origin of cells remains one of the most fundamental problems in biology, one that over the past two decades has spawned a large body of research and debate. With In Search of Cell History, Franklin M. Harold offers a comprehensive, impartial take on... (read more)

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Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Liberalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Michael Freeden
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Liberalism is one of the most central and pervasive political theories and ideologies, yet it is subject to different interpretations as well as misappropriations. Its history carries a crucial heritage of civilized thinking, of political practice, and... (read more)

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Food: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Food: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by John Krebs
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In this Very Short Introduction, Prof Lord John Krebs provides a brief history of human food, from our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. By looking at the four great transitions in human food - cooking, agriculture, processing, and... (read more)

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The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Terry Eagleton
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Very Short Introductions #116: Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #116: Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction
by Colin Ward
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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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Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction
by Ken Binmore
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American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by L Sandy Maisel
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Law : Very Short Introduction (08 Edition)
Law : Very Short Introduction (08 Edition)
by Raymond Wacks
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Cold War : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
Cold War : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
by Robert J. Mcmahon
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Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Journalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Ian Hargreaves
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1. Children of the Revolution: journalism and the market 2. Journalism and the idea of press freedom 3. The Pen and the Sword: journalism and the state 4. There's no business like show business: journalism as entertainment 5. Who owns journalists? 6... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #78: Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #78: Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction
by Charles Townshend
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1. The Trouble with Terrorism 2. State and Terror 3. Revolutionary Terrorism 4. Nationalism and Terror 5. Religion and Terror 6. Counter-terrorism and Democracy... (read more)

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