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1. A network point of view on the world

1. A network point of view on the world  

Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro

in Networks: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777936
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588077.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199588077
On a typical day, we check emails, update social network profiles, make mobile phone calls, use public transportation, take planes, and transfer money and goods. In all these cases — ... More
6. Changing patterns in the landscape

6. Changing patterns in the landscape  

Peter A. Furley

in Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785955
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198717225
Relentless population growth worldwide has significantly modified savanna landscapes. ‘Changing patterns in the landscape’ considers how landscape changes differ in Latin America, Africa, ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Warwick F. Vincent

in Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.003.0001
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9780198766735
What is a lake? At first glance, this seems like such an easy question: a lake is simply a body of water surrounded by land. But this sterile, physical definition is only a beginning, and ... More
1. Models

1. Models  

Timothy Gowers

in Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776397
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853615.003.0001
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9780192853615
‘Models’ introduces the concept and purposes of mathematical models. From working out the best trajectory for throwing a stone, rolling a pair of dice, and predicting population growth and ... More
1. Why extinctions happen

1. Why extinctions happen  

Paul B. Wignall

in Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191844928
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198807285.003.0001
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9780198807285
‘Why extinctions happen’ looks at what we currently know about causes and styles of extinction today and in the past. This knowledge lies at the heart of our understanding about the way the ... More
1. Savanna landscapes

1. Savanna landscapes  

Peter A. Furley

in Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785955
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.003.0001
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9780198717225
What are savannas and where are they? ‘Savanna landscapes’ considers these dynamic and diverse biomes—the most widespread form of vegetation in the tropics and sub-tropics. They are areas ... More
2. Deep waters

2. Deep waters  

Warwick F. Vincent

in Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.003.0002
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9780198766735
‘Deep waters’ explains the role of François A. Forel in the birth and development of limnology, a new integrative science he defined as ‘the oceanography of lakes’. In his comprehensive ... More
3. Choosing from the field of competitors

3. Choosing from the field of competitors  

Leigh W. Simmons

in Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191823930
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.003.0003
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9780198778752
There is now unequivocal evidence for Darwin’s long-rejected suggestion that females choose among potential mates based on their secondary sexual traits. This has shifted attention from the ... More
Networks: A Very Short Introduction

Networks: A Very Short Introduction  

Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777936
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588077.001.0001
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book
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9780199588077
Networks: A Very Short Introduction considers the basic elements of network theory and its applications using everyday examples from society, technology, nature, and history. ... More
10. Fragile environment

10. Fragile environment  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0010
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9780199655076
‘Fragile environment’ looks at the stresses on the ocean environment and considers the options and challenges we face for achieving sound management of ocean space in the coming decades. We ... More
9. Ocean bounty

9. Ocean bounty  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0009
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9780199655076
‘Ocean bounty’ examines the variety of resources and their availability in the ocean realm—from oil, gas, coal, and clathrates to industrial metals and food resources—as well as the use of ... More
6. Extreme lakes

6. Extreme lakes  

Warwick F. Vincent

in Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.003.0006
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9780198766735
‘Extreme lakes’ describes a range of lakes that are of great scientific interest because of their unusual physical, chemical, and biological features. Salt water lakes occur in many parts ... More
7. The origin of galaxies

7. The origin of galaxies  

John Gribbin

in Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777103
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199234349.003.0008
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9780199234349
‘The origin of galaxies’ explains the formation of galaxies. Galaxies exist along densely populated filaments with gaps in between. ΛCDM simulations show that this is only possible with the ... More
6. Farming futures

6. Farming futures  

Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe

in Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792939
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725961.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198725961
National governments as well as international organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization all have an interest in ... More

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