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              Books in the Very Short Introductions series

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              Dementia: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Dementia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Taylor, Kathleen

              • RRP: $22.99
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              Kathleen Taylor offers a clear guide to dementia, covering its history and its definition, different types and their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and the underlying science. She also explains why we still have no cure for dementia, and looks at current research which could ...soon change that.
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              ISBN 9780198825784
              Released AU 6 Aug 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              The Computer: A Very Short Introduction
               

              The Computer: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Ince, Darrel

              • RRP: $16.99
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              Computers form a vital part of most people's lives. But what is the nature of the computer? How does it work? What will the next generations of computers look like? Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers; the range of their uses, the effects of computers in ...the workplace, and novel forms such as quantum computers.
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              ISBN 9780199586592
              Released AU 6 Dec 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction

              Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Jelley, Nick

              • RRP: $17.99
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              With growing concerns over climate change and air pollution, the need to switch from fossil fuels to clean and renewable sources of energy has become pressing. Here, Nick Jelley describes the main renewables, explains how wind and solar farms can provide the cheapest energy in ma...ny parts of the world, and calls for urgent action.
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              ISBN 9780198825401
              Released AU 12 Mar 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction

              The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cohen, Charles L.

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              Connected by their veneration of the One God proclaimed by Abraham, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share much beyond their origins in the ancient Israel of the Old Testament. This Very Short Introduction explores the intertwined histories of these monotheistic religions, from t...he emergence of Christianity and Islam to the violence of the Crusades and the cultural exchanges of al-Andalus.
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              ISBN 9780190654344
              Released AU 22 Jan 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              The Devil: A Very Short Introduction
               

              The Devil: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

              • RRP: $20.99
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              The Devil has fascinated writers and theologians since the time of the New Testament, and inspired many dramatic and haunting works of art. Today he remains a potent image in popular culture. The Devil: A Very Short Introduction presents an introduction to the Christian Devil thr...ough the history of ideas and the lives of real people.
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              ISBN 9780199580996
              Released AU 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Freeman, Daniel; Freeman, Jason

              • RRP: $16.99
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              Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? In this Very Short Introduction we discover what anxiety is, what causes it, and how it can be treated. Looking at six major anxiety disorders, the authors introduce us to t...his most ubiquitous and essential of emotions.
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              ISBN 9780199567157
              Released AU 24 Jul 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction
               

              The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Rossabi, Morris

              • RRP: $18.99
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              The Mongols carved out the largest land-based empire in world history, stretching from Korea to Russia and from China to Syria. Although this book does not ignore the devastation and killings wrought by the Mongols, it also reveals their contributions to governance, arts, culture..., and the promotion of trade.
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              ISBN 9780199840892
              Released AU 6 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction

              Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Hartley, Jenny

              • RRP: $16.99
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              Jenny Hartley introduces Charles Dickens's life and works, looking at the vitality of his characters and the energy which surges through his writing. Examining the themes running through his books, she considers the institutions which influenced his work (such as the workhouse) a...nd looks at his critique of nineteenth century society.
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              ISBN 9780198714996
              Released AU 10 Nov 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Socialism: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Socialism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

              By Newman, Michael

              • RRP: $17.99
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              • Pub Date
                8 Oct 20

              Exploring the role of socialism over the last two hundred years, Michael Newman explains its major theories, and the key challenges facing it today. Drawing on case studies such as Bolivia and Cuba, he considers recent attempts to put socialism into practice, and argues that it r...emains ultimately relevant in today's world.
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              ISBN 9780198836421
              Released AU 8 Oct 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

              Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Boden, Margaret A.

              • RRP: $16.99
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              This concise guide explains the history, theory, potential, application, and limitations of Artificial Intelligence. Boden shows how research into AI has shed light on the working of human and animal minds, and she considers the philosophical challenges AI raises: could programs ...ever be really intelligent, creative or even conscious?
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              ISBN 9780199602919
              Released AU 6 Sep 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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