Three new Introductions have been published this month, including one new edition. Find out more:
- Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Manfred B. Steger, looks at the interconnected and accelerated processes changing how we see and experience the world. Updated with new developments including advancing climate change, the Trump presidency, and the Mexico–USA border, this VSI explores the history and impact of globalization.
- Number Theory: A Very Short Introduction, by Robin Wilson, explains the branch of mathematics primarily concerned with the counting numbers, 1, 2, 3, …. Long considered one of the most ‘beautiful’ areas of mathematics, number theory dates back over two millennia to the Ancient Greeks, but has seen some startling new developments in recent years.
- Smell: A Very Short Introduction, by Matthew Cobb, is an exploration of the science and physiology of smell and its historical, cultural, and environmental significance.The connection between smell and memory is more than a literary conceit, with smells proving more effective than images at unlocking memories.