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The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction  

Klaus Dodds

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199697687
Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction provides a modern account of Antarctica, highlighting the main issues facing the continent today, looks at how the Antarctic has been ... More
Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction  

Erle C. Ellis

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198792987
Humanity’s impact on the planet has been profound. From fire, intensive hunting, and agriculture, it has accelerated into rapid climate change, widespread pollution, plastic accumulation, ... More
The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul I. Palmer

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788970
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198722038.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198722038
The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth’s surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for human and other life on Earth. The ... More
Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Climate: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Maslin

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.001.0001
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book
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9780199641130
Climate: A Very Short Introduction considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control the climate on Earth. ... More
Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Deserts: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Middleton

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199564309
Deserts: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of deserts and the extent of their variety, climates, landscapes, wildlife, and human habitation. Typified by drought and ... More
Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

David Norman

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191837104
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198795926.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198795926
Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction discusses how dinosaurs were first discovered and interpreted, and how our understanding of them has changed over the past 200 years. It ... More
The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

The Earth: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Redfern

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803078.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192803078
The Earth: A Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to the processes that govern the changing geology of the Earth. About 30 years ago, two things happened that began ... More
Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction  

Tim Lenton

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191788338
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718871.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198718871
The concept of the Earth’s atmosphere, biosphere, oceans, soil, and rocks operating as a closely interacting system has rapidly gained ground in science. Earth System Science: A Very Short ... More
Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Fossils: A Very Short Introduction  

Keith Thomson

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192805041
How did Darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution? What are ‘living fossils’? What fossils will we leave behind for future generations to examine? Fossils: A Very Short ... More
Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Geography: A Very Short Introduction  

John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776946
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199211289.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199211289
Geography: A Very Short Introduction charts modern geography's development from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands and mapping the regions of the world. Spanning ... More
Geology: A Very Short Introduction

Geology: A Very Short Introduction  

Jan Zalasiewicz

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198804451
Geology: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise introduction to the fascinating field of geology. Describing how the science began, it looks at the key discoveries that ... More
Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction  

William Lowrie

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198792956
Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. It encompasses areas such as seismology, plate tectonics, gravity, and the Earth’s magnetic field, all of which give clues to both the structure and ... More
Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction  

David J. A. Evans

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191808227
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198745853
Vast, majestic, and often stunningly beautiful, glaciers lock up some 10 per cent of the world’s fresh water. These great bodies of ice play an important part in the Earth system, carving ... More
The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction  

Jamie Woodward

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
Published Online: 
Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779671
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199580699
The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at ... More
Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

Lakes: A Very Short Introduction  

Warwick F. Vincent

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198766735
From the mysterious depths of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, to tropical floodplain lakes, inland seas, hydro-reservoirs, and numerous waterbodies in our local environment, lakes encompass a huge ... More
Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777479
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199565573
Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction presents an introduction to landscapes and the methods and techniques used to study it. Examining what landscapes are, ... More
Mountains: A Very Short Introduction

Mountains: A Very Short Introduction  

Martin Price

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
Published Online: 
Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782466
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695881.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199695881
Mountains cover one-quarter of the Earth’s land surface and are home to about 12% of the global population. They are the sources of the world’s major rivers, affect regional weather ... More
Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Oceans: A Very Short Introduction  

Dorrik Stow

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
Published Online: 
Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199655076
The oceans are critical for life on Earth. They are vital for the regulation of climate, and with global warming and decreasing land area they have become increasingly important as a source ... More
Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction

Plate Tectonics: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Molnar

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780191794513
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198728269.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198728269
A revolution occurred in geology in the 1960s: plate tectonics. The idea that continents had drifted with respect to one another had been proposed decades before, but now the mechanism ... More
Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Rivers: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Middleton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199588671
Rivers: A Very Short Introduction describes the impact of rivers on land, human history, animals, plants, and in works of art. It explores the cultural resonances of rivers ... More

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