This month seven books have been published on Very Short Introductions online. Find out more below:
- Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction, by Erle C. Ellis, draws on the work of geologists, geographers, environmental scientists, archaeologists, and humanities scholars to explain the science and wider implications of the Anthropocene.
- Comparative Literature: A Very Short Introduction, by Ben Hutchinson, tells the story of comparative literature as an agent of international relations, from the point of view both of scholarship and of cultural history.
- Development: A Very Short Introduction, by Ian Goldin, considers the contributions that education, health, gender, equity, and other dimensions of human well-being make to development.
- Genomics: A Very Short Introduction, by John Archibald, explores the science of genomics and its rapidly expanding toolbox, plus the implications for science and society today, and in the future.
- Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction, by William Lowrie, describes the internal and external processes that affect the planet, as well as the techniques used by geophysicists to investigate them.
- Marx: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Peter Singer, identifies the central vision that unifies Marx’s thought, enabling us to grasp Marx’s views as a whole. This new edition also explores whether Marx remains relevant today.
- Viruses: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Dorothy H. Crawford, outlines the origins, structure, and method of infection of a vast variety of viruses and demonstrates how clever these entities appear to be.