Discover more about the six new introductions that have been published online to Very Short Introductions in July 2018:
- Autobiography: A Very Short Introduction, by Laura Marcus, defines what is meant by ‘autobiography’, and considers its relationship with similar literary forms such as memoirs, journals, letters, and diaries.
- Geology: A Very Short Introduction, by Jan Zalasiewicz, provides a concise introduction to the fascinating field of geology, describing how it began and considering the role and importance of geology in today's world.
- The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction, by Joachim Whaley, outlines the fascinating thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire from 800 to 1806, and its legacy for the two centuries after its dissolution.
- Poverty: A Very Short Introduction, by Philip N. Jefferson, explores why millions of people worldwide live in poverty, what has been done about it in the past, and what is being done about it now.
- Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction, by Brad Inwood, introduces Stoic philosophy, and explains how ancient Stoicism survived and evolved into the movement we see today.
- Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction, by Jamie A. Davies, provides a concise explanation of what synthetic biology is, and how it is beginning to affect many fields of technology today.