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

Pub Date : 2014 | Author : John H. Holland | Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780199662548
ISBN 13 : 0199662541

In this Very Short Introduction, John Holland presents an introduction to the science of complexity. Using examples from biology and economics, he shows how complexity science mode..

Social Psychology A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2015-08-27 | Author : Richard J. Crisp | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191024788
ISBN 13 : 0191024783

Social psychology is about the people who populate our everyday lives, and how they affect our 'personal universe', defining who we are, and shaping our behaviour, beliefs, attitud..

Judaism A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-08-28 | Author : Norman Solomon | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191511073
ISBN 13 : 0191511072

Normon Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. Demonstrating the diverse nature and ethnic origin of those with the Jewish faith,..

Christianity A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-09-04 | Author : Linda Woodhead | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191511547
ISBN 13 : 0191511544

At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, this Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's la..

Hormones A Very Short Introduction

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

ISBN 10 : 9780191653544
ISBN 13 : 0191653543

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..

Confucianism A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2014-07-29 | Author : Daniel K. Gardner | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199378494
ISBN 13 : 0199378495

To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century BCE, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, polit..