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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 NZ 6 Dec 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Islamic Law: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Baderin, Mashood A.

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              • Pub Date
                11 Mar 21

              Islamic law is one of the major legal systems in the world today, yet it is often misunderstood, particularly in the West. This book provides a critical overview of the theory, scope, and practice of Islamic law, taking into account both classical and modern scholarly perspective...s in examining the various facets of this key legal system.
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              ISBN 9780199665594
              Released NZ 11 Mar 2021
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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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 NZ 24 Jul 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Australia: A Very Short Introduction
                 

              Australia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Morgan, Kenneth

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              In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia; examining the main features of its history, geography, and culture and drawing attention to the distinctive features of Australian life and its indigenous popula...tion and culture.
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              ISBN 9780199589937
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction
                

              Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Gaukroger, Stephen

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              Objectivity is both an essential and elusive philosophical concept. This Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems raised by objectivity, and also deals with the way in which particular understandings of objectivity impinge on social research, scienc...e, and art.
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              ISBN 9780199606696
              Released NZ 8 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              The Devil: A Very Short Introduction
                

              The Devil: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

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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 NZ 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction
                

              Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Blundell, Stephen J.

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              What is that strange and mysterious force that pulls one magnet towards another, yet seems to operate through empty space? This is the elusive force of magnetism. In this Very Short Introduction Stephen J. Blundell considers early theories of magnetism, the discovery that Earth i...s a magnet, and the importance of magnetism in modern technology.
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              ISBN 9780199601202
              Released NZ 27 Aug 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction
                 

              Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Slack, Jonathan

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              There is much public interest in stem cells, but also much confusion and misinformation. In this Very Short Introduction, developmental biologist Jonathan Slack explains the biology behind stem cells; what they are, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are avail...able today, and what can be expected to happen in the future.
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              ISBN 9780199603381
              Released NZ 23 Apr 2012
              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 NZ 6 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
               

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

              By Blackburn, Simon

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                11 Feb 21

              Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire, and freedom, and considers how we should think about the meaning of life. This new edition highlights the importance of an understanding of approaches to ethics and its foundations, and... how this relates to our modern world of eroding trust.
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              ISBN 9780198868101
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2021
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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