Discover more about the six new introductions that have been added to Very Short Introductions in November:
- Analytic Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, by Michael Beaney, introduces some of the key ideas of the founders of analytic philosophy, and explores fundamental philosophical questions and they can be used in offering answers.
- Big Data: A Very Short Introduction, by Dawn E. Holmes, explains how big data works and is changing the world around us, the effect it has on our everyday lives and in the business world, and it considers the attendant security risks.
- The History of Cinema: A Very Short Introduction, by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, looks at the defining moments of the industry, from silent to sound, black and white to colour, and considers its diverse genres.
- The Immune System: A Very Short Introduction, by Paul Klenerman, focuses on the human immune system, considering how it evolved, and the basic rules that govern its behaviour.
- Miracles: A Very Short Introduction, by Yujin Nagasawa, discusses the lively debate on miracles, ranging from reported miracles in ancient scriptures in the East and West to cutting-edge scientific research on belief formation.
- Modern India: A Very Short Introduction, by Craig Jeffrey, provides a recent history of the nation, investigating the contradictions that are plaguing modern India and how people are actively remaking the country in the 21st century.