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Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 06/08/2018, £8.99
This Very Short Introduction considers who the poor are, where they live, what their lives are like, and what obstacles or barriers they face. Looking at the complex issues that cause the prevalence, depth, and severity of poverty to vary across countries and over time, it considers possible future solutions.

Mao: The Man Who Made China

Paperback, 18/12/2016, £16.99
The greatest biography yet written on the man who made China

Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 26/01/2017, £7.99
A concise and gripping account of eugenics from its origins in the twentieth century and beyond.

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 27/11/2003, £8.99
Molecules are the building blocks of matter. Using the molecules of life as a springboard, Philip Ball provides a new perspective on modern chemistry. He shows how molecular scientists are capturing the dynamism of biological molecules in synthetic systems, promising to reinvent chemistry as the central creative science of the new century.

Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 26/09/2013, £8.99
In this Very Short Introduction, Philip Mladenov provides a fascinating overview of marine biology. Including a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the polar oceans to tropical coral reefs, he outlines the principles of marine biology whilst demonstrating the fundamental impact humans have on the oceans and their ecology.

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 29/11/2012, £7.99
With a decline in traditional religious belief, interest in spirituality has grown hugely in Western cultures. The notion of spirituality expresses the fact that many people are driven by goals that concern more than material satisfaction. Philip Sheldrake explores the historical foundations of spirituality and considers how it transforms lives.

Elements: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 08/04/2004, £8.99
Traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. Looking beyond the Periodic Table, the author takes us on a tour: from the Greek philosophers who propounded a system with four elements to the modern-day scientists who are able to create their own.