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              The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

              The Sun: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Judge, Philip

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              Without the Sun, our planet - and life on it - would not exist. As our nearest star, the Sun is also important for astronomers and still presents many puzzles. Philip Judge explains what we know about the Sun's structure and evolution, solar phenomena, and the impact of solar act...ivity on the Earth.
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              ISBN 9780198832690
              Released AU 7 May 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

              Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Bayne, Tim

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              Philosophy of religion contains some of our most burning questions about the role of religion in the world, and the relationship between believers and God. Tim Bayne considers the core debates surrounding the concept of God; the relationship between faith and reason; and the prob...lem of evil, before looking at reincarnation and the afterlife.
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              ISBN 9780198754961
              Released AU 8 Mar 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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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)
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              Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Freeman, Daniel; Freeman, Jason

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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
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              The Computer: A Very Short Introduction
               

              The Computer: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Ince, Darrel

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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
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              The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction
               

              The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Rossabi, Morris

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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
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              Engineering: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Engineering: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Blockley, David

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              Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. In this Very Short Introduction, David Blockley explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its sco...pe, and its relationship with art, science, and technology.
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              ISBN 9780199578696
              Released AU 22 May 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

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

              By Young, Robert J. C.

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              Since the 1960s, many people around the world have challenged the idea that western perspectives are the only ones that count. This book examines the history of that challenge, outlining the ideas behind it, and showing the ways in which the histories and the cultures of the worl...d can be rethought in new, different and productive directions.
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              ISBN 9780198856832
              Released AU 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The American South: A Very Short Introduction
               

              The American South: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Wilson, Charles Reagan

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              This book provides a concise introduction to the history and culture of the American South. Charles Reagan Wilson explores Southern history alongside the creative achievements that have come out of the region, producing a portrait of a complex American place.

              ISBN 9780199943517
              Released AU 24 Dec 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Socialism: A Very Short Introduction
               

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

              By Newman, Michael

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              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)
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              Series Very Short Introductions
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