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Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725961.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198725961
Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction explains what farmers do and why they do it. Beginning with the most basic resource, the soil, it shows why it is important, and how ... More
Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction  

David Muir Wood

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199578634
Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction examines the nature and importance of civil engineering in the history of civilization and urbanization. This VSI sets out the ... More
Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction

Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Jenkins

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
Published Online: 
Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851643
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813927.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198813927
Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction explores our historic exploitation of fossil energy resources and examines the role of renewable energy systems currently available. ... More
Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Engineering: A Very Short Introduction  

David Blockley

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578696.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199578696
Engineering is part of almost everything we do — from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. Engineering: A Very Short ... More
Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction  

Maxwell Irvine

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777875
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584970.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199584970
‘Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction’ explains the development of nuclear physics up to the emergence of the nuclear power industry. What part can nuclear power play in meeting global ... More
Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction  

David Blockley

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199671939
Every object has structure. Structure is the difference between a random pile of components and a fully functional object. Through structure the parts connect to make the whole. Natural ... More
Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoff Cottrell

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198745860
Telescopes have made dramatic revelations about the Universe and our place in it. Galileo’s observations of the Moon’s cratered surface and discovery of Jupiter’s four big satellites ... More

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