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1. Mysterious attraction?

1. Mysterious attraction?  

Stephan Blundell

in Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778117
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.003.0001
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‘Mysterious attraction?’ considers the history of our understanding of magnetism and its uses. The discovery of magnetism began with a rock — Magnetite, which gets its name from Magnesia, ... More
2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution

2. Diplomacy of the American Revolution  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0002
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‘Diplomacy of the American Revolution’ considers the United States' battle for independence and the diplomatic efforts required to reach agreement with Great Britain. In order to win ... More
7. Square arrays

7. Square arrays  

Robin Wilson

in Combinatorics: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790324
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723493.003.0007
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‘Square arrays’ is concerned with magic squares and latin squares. An n × n magic square, or a magic square of order n, is a square array of numbers (usually the numbers from 1 to n ... More
EpilogueThe future Constitution

Epilogue: The future Constitution  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0009
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9780195378320
The United States does not operate today under the Constitution ratified in 1788 or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction ... More
4. The age of electromagnetism – the power of attraction

4. The age of electromagnetism – the power of attraction  

David Blockley

in Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777738
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578696.003.0004
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9780199578696
‘The age of electromagnetism—the power of attraction’ shows how electromagnetism is used to perform work. It was Faraday who first showed that electromagnetism could perform work. ... More
1. An Ad Hoc NavyThe Revolutionary War (1775–1783)

1. An Ad Hoc Navy: The Revolutionary War (1775–1783)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0001
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‘An ad hoc navy: the Revolutionary War (1775–1783)’ describes the Patriots’ response to the British Royal Navy strongholds in Boston and New York and the role of armed vessels during the ... More
6. The Doldrums and The New Navy (1865–1900)

6. The Doldrums and The New Navy (1865–1900)  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0006
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‘The doldrums and the new navy (1865–1900)’ describes the period after the end of the Civil War: an era of swift retrenchment with little forward progress. When the Civil War ended, the ... More
4. LegaciesWhat history has made of the founding fathers

4. Legacies: What history has made of the founding fathers  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0004
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“Legacies: What history has made of the founding fathers” shows that the founding fathers’ history has unfolded in two ways—one being their developing role in the American people’s ... More
1. Unregulated immigration and its opponents from Colonial America to the mid-nineteenth century

1. Unregulated immigration and its opponents from Colonial America to the mid-nineteenth century  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365623
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10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0002
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9780195331783
Immigration has been an issue that the United States has always had to face. American law and policy has evolved gradually over immigration and citizenship. In the American context, there ... More
1. Equality

1. Equality  

Allen C. Guelzo

in Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365661
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10.1093/actrade/9780195367805.003.0001
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9780195367805
‘Equality’ describes the arrival of Abraham Lincoln's forebears in the New World and their search for independence and prosperity. The notion that people were born into permanent borders of ... More
2. Atoms

2. Atoms  

Geoff Cottrell

in Matter: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191844133
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806547.003.0002
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9780198806547
‘Atoms’ describes how humans discovered that the world is composed of atoms, even though they are invisible to the unaided eye. Starting with the prescient ideas of the Ancient Greeks 2,500 ... More
3. Independence

3. Independence  

Robert J. Allison

in The American Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
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9780190861124
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10.1093/actrade/9780190225063.003.0003
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9780190225063
By spring 1776 British authority had collapsed in the colonies. Congress appointed John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston to draft a ... More
1. The emergence of chaos

1. The emergence of chaos  

Leonard A. Smith

in Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776410
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853783.003.0001
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‘The emergence of chaos’ explores the development of the study of chaos. Chaos is the mechanism which allows the rapid growth of uncertainty in mathematical models. Mathematical chaos is ... More
2. ContextsThe history that made the founding fathers

2. Contexts: The history that made the founding fathers  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0002
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The founding fathers were born into a remarkable variety of families, occupations, religious loyalties, and geographic settings: from landed gentry destined to join the ruling elite, to ... More
7. British America

7. British America  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365876
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0008
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9780199766239
Initially, the English monarch didn't exercise much power over his colonists entrusting colonization to private interests licensed by royal charters. ‘British America’ looks at the changing ... More
8. Empires

8. Empires  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365876
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0009
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From 1689 to 1763, four huge imperial wars were waged between the French and the British. ‘Empires’ looks at the battle for territory that raged at the end of one century and into the next ... More
1. Words, images, meanings

1. Words, images, meanings  

R. B. Bernstein

in The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780190273545
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10.1093/actrade/9780190273514.003.0001
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The phrase “founding fathers” is central to how Americans talk about politics, and “Words, images, meanings” describes when the phrase was first coined, what it really means, and how ... More
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365876
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.001.0001
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book
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9780199766239
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction presents the current scholarly understanding of the subject. During the past generation, historians have broadened that ... More
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig L. Symonds

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.001.0001
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book
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9780199394760
American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of the United States Navy from its birth during the American Revolution, through its emergence as a global ... More
1. American culture in red, white, and black

1. American culture in red, white, and black  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0002
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9780190200589
“American culture in red, white, and black” explains how diverse Americans planted the seeds of a new national culture during the colonial period, one that took shape through the ... More

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