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Biochemistry: A Short Course 2ed

Paperback, 01/04/2012, £53.99
Derived from Biochemistry by Stryer, Tymoczko and Berg, Biochemistry: A Short Course offers that bestseller's clear writing and physiological emphasis, while focusing on the major topics taught in a one-semester Biochemistry course. (This title may not be available in all areas. Please contact your representative for more information.)

Short History of Ireland, 1500-2000

Paperback, 14/05/2019, £10.99
A brisk, concise, and readable overview of Irish history from the Protestant Reformation to the dawn of the twenty-first century

History: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 24/02/2000, £7.99
An essay about how we study and understand history, this book begins by inviting us to think about various questions provoked by our investigation of history. It explores the ways these questions have been answered in the past. It also introduces the concepts of causation, interpretation, and periodization, through examples of how historians work.

Sicily: A Short History, from the Greeks to Cosa Nostra

Hardback, 07/05/2015, £25.00
A colourful and lavishly illustrated history (fifty years in the making) of the Mediterranean's largest and most turbulent island from much-loved historian John Julius Norwich

Urban order

Paperback, 21/06/1996, £22.99
* A triple perspective -- the city and economy; the city and society; the city and power. * Includes chapters on race, ethnicity and the city; and on gender, space and power. * Unites political, economic and cultural perspectives. * Examples range from all over the world.

Design: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 23/06/2005, £7.99
This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives. John Heskett goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalise objects.

God: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 25/09/2014, £7.99
Who or what is God? In this Very Short Introduction John Bowker considers questions like these. Exploring how the major religions interpret the idea of God, and have established their own distinctive beliefs about God's existence, Bowker shows how and why our understanding of God continues to evolve.

Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 22/05/2008, £7.99
Modern Geography has come a long way from its roots in simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human Geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject bridging the divide between the sciences and humanities, and between the environment and our society. This Very Short Introduction reveals why.

Bestsellers: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 25/10/2007, £6.99
For the last century, the tastes and preferences of readers of fiction have been reflected in the American and British bestseller lists, and this Very Short Introduction takes an engaging look through the lists to reveal what we have been reading - and why.

Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 27/03/2008, £7.99
Galaxies are the building blocks of the Universe: standing like islands in space, they are where the stars are born and where many extraordinary and little-understood phenomena can be observed. Here, renowned science writer John Gribbin explores what we have learnt about the cosmos through studying both our own galaxy and our distant neighbours.

Classics: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 24/02/2000, £7.99
Starting with a visit to the British Museum, the authors prompt us to consider the significance of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry, its value in terms of literature, philosophy, and culture, and its importance as a source of imagery.

Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 10/08/2000, £7.99
First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Morrill's Very Short Introduction to Stuart Britain shows how in the Stuart century, a century of Revolution, political, religious, social, and economic changes came together.