Six Introductions have been published this month, including three new editions. Find out more:
- Aerial Warfare: A Very Short Introduction, by Frank Ledwidge, looks at the history of aerial warfare, introducing the major battles, crises, and controversies where air power has taken centre stage, and the changes in technology and air power capabilities over time.
- Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Ian J. Deary, describes what psychologists have discovered about how and why people differ in their thinking powers. Drawing on large-scale data, it considers how many types of intelligence there are and how intelligence changes with age.
- Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Marc Mulholland, explores the pivotal moments in Northern Irish history: the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule, and the Provisional IRA, before drawing on newly available memoirs by paramilitary militants to offer previously unexplored perspectives.
- Racism: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Ali Rattansi, explores the history of racial ideas and a wide range of racisms and illuminates issues that have been the subject of recent debates. Is Islamophobia a form of racism? Is there a new antisemitism? Why has whiteness become an important source of debate?
- Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction, by Nick Jelley, explores energy as vital for a good standard of living, and affordable and adequate sources of power that do not cause climate change or pollution are crucial. This VSI also gives a history of renewables and their deployment and the principles of their technologies.
- Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction, by Eberhard O. Voit, outlines the exciting processes and possibilities in this new field. It describes how modern biology enabled us to learn how intricately the expression of every gene is controlled, how signalling systems keep organisms running smoothly, and more.