Six new Very Short Introductions have been published online this month. Find out more:
- Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction, by Richard S. Newman, highlights the key people, institutions, themes, and events that shaped the antislavery struggle across the Atlantic world.
- American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction, by Eric Avila, provides a chronological look at American culture, addressing literature, music, art, architecture, theater, film, television, and the Internet.
- Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction, by Margaret A. Boden, considers the history of Artificial Intelligence, its successes, its limitations, and its future goals.
- The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction, by Brian Cummings, tells the fascinating history of the book, from medieval to modern times, and explains why it is easily misunderstood.
- Innovation: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Mark Dodgson and David Gann, looks at what innovation is, why it affects us so profoundly, and discusses future disruptive technologies such as AI.
- Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction, by Marlene Zuk and Leigh W. Simmons, introduces the behaviours and traits in the animal world used for competing for mates, and considers the evolutionary logic that underpins them.