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Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction  

Tristram D. Wyatt

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191780691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.001.0001
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book
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9780198712152
How animals behave is crucial to their survival and reproduction. Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction discusses how animal behaviour has evolved, how behaviours develop in each ... More
The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Holland

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.001.0001
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book
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9780199593217
The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction presents a modern tour of the animal kingdom. Beginning with the definition of animals, this VSI goes on to show the high-level ... More
Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

Print Publication Year: 
May 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777752
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.001.0001
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book
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9780199578764
Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life as we know it, and they are still the most prolific living organisms. Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction

Biometrics: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Fairhurst

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191846731
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198809104.001.0001
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book
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9780198809104
Biometrics is the scientific discipline of identifying individuals by means of the measurement of unique personal attributes, such as facial appearance, fingerprints, iris patterning, the ... More
The Cell: A Very Short Introduction

The Cell: A Very Short Introduction  

Terence Allen and Graham Cowling

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777745
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578757.001.0001
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9780199578757
The Cell: A Very Short Introduction describes the nature of cells — their basic structure, their varying forms, their division, their differentiation from initially highly ... More
Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction  

Russell Foster and Leon Kreitzman

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.001.0001
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9780198717683
The Earth’s daily rotation affects almost every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are ... More
Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction  

Charles Sheppard

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779978
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682775.001.0001
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9780199682775
Coral reefs are found all around the world, from the Indo-Pacific coral reef province to the Caribbean and Australia, and they support both marine and human life. They provide a rich supply ... More
Darwin: A Very Short Introduction

Darwin: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Howard

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776786
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854544.001.0001
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9780192854544
Darwin: A Very Short Introduction explores how Charles Darwin's theory of evolution has revolutionized biology since it was first presented to a wide readership in 1859. At ... More
Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Lewis Wolpert

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778100
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.001.0001
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book
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9780199601196
Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of what we now know about development, discussing the first vital steps of growth, the patterning ... More
Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Evolution: A Very Short Introduction  

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
eISBN: 
9780191842719
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804369.001.0001
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9780198804369
Less than 150 years ago, the view that living species were the result of special creation by God was still dominant. The recognition by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace of the ... More
Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Extinction: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul B. Wignall

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191844928
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198807285.001.0001
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book
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9780198807285
Extinction has occurred throughout the history of life, with the result that nearly all the species that have ever existed are now extinct. Extinction: A Very Short Introduction looks at ... More
The Eye: A Very Short Introduction

The Eye: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael F. Land

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
Published Online: 
May 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779961
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199680306.001.0001
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9780199680306
The eye is one of the most remarkable achievements of evolution. In humans, vision is the most important sense, and much of the brain is given over to the processing of visual information. ... More
Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Forests: A Very Short Introduction  

Jaboury Ghazoul

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785306
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.001.0001
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book
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9780198706175
Since the dawn of human civilization, forests have provided us with food, resources, and energy. The history of human development is also one of forest loss and transformation, and yet ... More
Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

Fungi: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas P. Money

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
Published Online: 
Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688784.001.0001
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book
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9780199688784
The diversity of the mycological world is far greater than most people imagine. Tens of thousands of fungal species have been described and many more are known only from the abundance of ... More
Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Genes: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.001.0001
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book
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9780199676507
What are genes? What do they say about us? Genes: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of the gene and looks at the discovery, nature, and role of genes in both evolution and ... More
Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

Genomics: A Very Short Introduction  

John Archibald

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191827877
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.001.0001
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book
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9780198786207
Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism’s complete genetic makeup has changed the ... More
Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

Heredity: A Very Short Introduction  

John Waller

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
eISBN: 
9780191831706
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790457.001.0001
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book
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9780198790457
The idea of heredity—that qualities of body and mind are somehow inherited from one’s parents—has profoundly shaped many aspects of the human experience: from our attempts to understand ... More
Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

Mammals: A Very Short Introduction  

T. S. Kemp

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2017
Published Online: 
Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191821172
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766940.001.0001
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book
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9780198766940
Mammals: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature, evolutionary history, and modern diversity of mammals. From a little shrew-like, nocturnal, insect-eating ancestor ... More
Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip V. Mladenov

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778407
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.001.0001
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book
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9780199695058
Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction looks at marine life and marine processes. The marine environment is the largest, most important, and most mysterious habitat on our ... More
Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas P. Money

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Dec 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.001.0001
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book
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9780199681686
In recent decades we have come to realize that the microbial world is hugely diverse, and can be found in the most extreme environments. Fungi, single-celled protists, bacteria, archaea, ... More
Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction

Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction  

Terence Allen

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785290
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701262.001.0001
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book
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9780198701262
Microscopy is a dynamic area of science, incorporating both basic classroom microscopes and sophisticated research style instruments that can be driven by light, electrons, or X-rays. ... More
Plants: A Very Short Introduction

Plants: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Walker

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777837
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584062.001.0001
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book
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9780199584062
Plants: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the need and ... More
Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction

Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction  

T. S. Kemp

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
Published Online: 
Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780191844065
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198806417.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198806417
Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction introduces the extraordinary diversity of reptiles that have walked the Earth, from the dinosaurs and other reptiles of the past to ... More
Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

Savannas: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter A. Furley

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785955
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.001.0001
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book
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9780198717225
Savannas form one of the largest and most important of the world’s ecological zones. Covering one-fifth of the Earth’s land surface, they are home to some of the world’s most iconic animals ... More
Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction  

Marlene Zuk and Leigh W. Simmons

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.001.0001
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book
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9780198778752
Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction introduces the astounding array of behaviours and decorative traits in the animal world used for competing for mates, and considers ... More
Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction

Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778162
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199603381.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199603381
Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction introduces stem cells: explains what they are, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available today, and how they ... More
Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction  

Jamie A. Davies

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191841699
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198803492
Synthetic biology is one of the 21st century’s fastest growing fields of research. Building on traditional genetic engineering, synthetic biology uses multi-gene modules and pathways to ... More
Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

Teeth: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter S. Ungar

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Mar 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199670598
Teeth are the product of half a billion years of evolution. They provide fuel for the body by breaking apart other living things; and they must do it again and again over a lifetime without ... More
Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction  

James Yeates

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
Published Online: 
Feb 2018
eISBN: 
9780191833366
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198790969.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198790969
Every year billions of animals are treated by veterinarians. Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction introduces the field of veterinary science, covering the history of its scientific ... More
Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Dorothy H. Crawford

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191848520
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198811718.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198811718
Viruses: A Very Short Introduction outlines the origins, structure, and method of infection of a vast variety of viruses and demonstrates how clever these entities appear to ... More

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