The Etruscans

Pub Date : 2014-04 | Author : Christopher Smith | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199547913
ISBN 13 : 0199547912

"Between c. 900-400 BC the Etruscans were the innovative, powerful, wealthy, and sophisticated elite of Italy. Their archaeological record is both substantial and fascinating, incl..

Complexity A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-07-24 | Author : John H. Holland | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191639548
ISBN 13 : 0191639540

The importance of complexity is well-captured by Hawking's comment: "Complexity is the science of the 21st century". From the movement of flocks of birds to the Internet, environme..

Fascism A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-05-29 | Author : Kevin Passmore | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191508561
ISBN 13 : 019150856X

What is fascism? Is it revolutionary? Or is it reactionary? Can it be both? Fascism is notoriously hard to define. How do we make sense of an ideology that appeals to streetfighter..

Microbiology A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-12-04 | Author : Nicholas P. Money | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191503917
ISBN 13 : 0191503916

In recent decades we have come to realize that the microbial world is hugely diverse, and can be found in the most extreme environments. Fungi, single-celled protists, bacteria, ar..

Hormones A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-07-24 | Author : Martin Luck | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191653551
ISBN 13 : 0191653551

Hormones play an integral part in the balance and workings of the body. While many people are broadly aware of their existence, there are many misconceptions and few are aware of t..

The Roman Republic A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2012-08-30 | Author : David M. Gwynn | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191642357
ISBN 13 : 0191642355

The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rom..