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Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction

Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter K Smith

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785245
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665563.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199665563
Adolescence is a turbulent period to live through. Marking the transition from the world of childhood to adult life, the adolescent faces many challenges and opportunities, including ... More
Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction  

Aidan O'Donnell

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777868
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199584543
Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction examines the modern anaesthetic practice. Anaesthesia is a mysterious and sometimes threatening process. What is anaesthesia? How is it ... More
Cancer: A Very Short Introduction

Cancer: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick James

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777424
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560233.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199560233
Cancer: A Very Short Introduction explains, in non-technical language, what cancer is and what it does. Why, despite constant improvements in treatment techniques, has cancer ... More
Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Les Iversen

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198745792
Drugs: A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. The 20th century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on medicinal drugs, with ... More
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction  

Rodolfo Saracci

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199543335
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction explains what epidemiology is and its importance to the discovery, control, and prevention of disease in world populations. It looks at ... More
Food: A Very Short Introduction

Food: A Very Short Introduction  

John Krebs

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778582
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199661084
Food: A Very Short Introduction provides a brief history of man's relationship with food, spanning from the time of our remote ancestors 3 million years ago to the present day. ... More
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction  

William Bynum

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776984
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199215430.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199215430
The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction assesses the origins and development of medicine from ancient times, through the scholastic medieval tradition and the ... More
HIV & AIDS: A Very Short Introduction

HIV & AIDS: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Alan Whiteside

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
Published Online: 
Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793639
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198727491.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198727491
HIV/AIDS: A Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to AIDS—the most serious human epidemic in centuries—tackling the science, politics, demographics, and devastating ... More
The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction

The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Klenerman

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753902.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198753902
The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction describes the immune system and how it works in health and disease. It focuses on the human immune system, considering how it ... More
Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction

Infectious Disease: A Very Short Introduction  

Marta Wayne and Benjamin Bolker

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2015
Published Online: 
Jun 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785276
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688937.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199688937
Infectious disease is a moving target: new diseases emerge every year, old diseases evolve into new forms, and ecological and socioeconomic upheavals change the transmission pathways by ... More
Madness: A Very Short Introduction

Madness: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Scull

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778230
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199608034.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199608034
Madness: A Very Short Introduction examines the social, cultural, medical, and artistic responses to mental disturbance across more than two millennia, Madness is something ... More
Molecular Biology:  A Very Short Introduction

Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Aysha Divan and Janice Royds

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
Published Online: 
Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191791192
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198723882
Molecular biology is the story of the molecules of life, their relationships, and how these interactions are controlled. Its applications are wide and growing; the power of molecular ... More
Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction  

David Bender

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779985
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681921.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199681921
Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of a growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as ‘five-a-day’, increasing obesity and ... More
Pain: A Very Short Introduction

Pain: A Very Short Introduction  

Rob Boddice

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
Published Online: 
Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191801815
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198738565.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198738565
What is pain? How is pain related to emotions, culture, and pleasure? What happens to us when we feel pain? Pain: A Very Short Introduction explores the history, culture, and medical ... More
Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction  

Christian W. McMillen

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625214
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199340071.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199340071
The 2014 Ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture imaginations worldwide. Pandemics: A Very ... More
Plague: A Very Short Introduction

Plague: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777998
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199589548
Plague: A Very Short Introduction explores the historical impact of plague over the centuries, focusing on how people coped with the disease and how governments fought it. It ... More
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Tom Burns

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198826200
Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of psychiatry, focusing on what it can and cannot do, and discussing why its history has been beset by dramatic shifts ... More
Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

Public Health: A Very Short Introduction  

Virginia Berridge

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
Published Online: 
Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785481
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199688463
Public Health: A Very Short Introduction explores the areas that fall under the remit of public health, and explains how the individual histories of different countries have ... More
Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction

Human Anatomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Leslie Klenerman

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785474
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198707370.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198707370
Knowledge of the basic construction of the human body—the skeleton, the organs of the chest and abdomen, the nervous system, the head and neck with its sensory systems and anatomy for ... More

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