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Epilogue

Epilogue  

Martin Redfern

in The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775734
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803078.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192803078
This ‘Epilogue’ seeks to review the evidence presented in the book to show the different forces at work on the Earth and how man is seeking to understand them better and increasingly ... More
9. Magnetism on Earth and in space

9. Magnetism on Earth and in space  

Stephan Blundell

in Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778117
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199601202
‘Magnetism on Earth and in space’ considers why the Earth behaves as a magnet, how the Earth's magnetism protects us from deadly cosmic radiation, and also describes the magnetism in ... More
1. The changing landscape

1. The changing landscape  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

in Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777479
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199565573
‘The changing landscape’ outlines the three main elements of geomorphology: landforms (such as river valleys, beaches, yardangs), Earth surface processes (exogenic, or ‘outside’ processes, ... More
5. Living landscapes

5. Living landscapes  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

in Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777479
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199565573
How does the living landscape function? ‘Living landscapes’ investigates how plants and animals are influenced by geomorphy and how geomorphy is influenced by plants and animals. Landscapes ... More
1. Aristotle's quartet: the elements in antiquity

1. Aristotle's quartet: the elements in antiquity  

Philip Ball

in The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776298
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192840998
‘Aristotle's quartet: the elements in antiquity’ outlines how the study of elements progressed from ancient Greece to the seventeenth century. The Aristotelian system of elements claimed ... More
2. The Earth as a magnet

2. The Earth as a magnet  

Stephan Blundell

in Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778117
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199601202
In the field of magnetism no-one made a bigger contribution to the importance of rational deduction and experimental testing than William Gilbert. ‘The Earth as a magnet’ discusses his ... More
6. Civil engineering: looking forward

6. Civil engineering: looking forward  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0007
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9780199578634
Civil engineering can look back on a history of finding successful solutions to all manner of problems in the infrastructure of modern society. But what of the future? ‘Civil engineering: ... More
10. Centaurs and other animals

10. Centaurs and other animals  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777202
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0010
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9780199298037
‘Centaurs and other animals’ examines the final decade of Newton's life. Newton continued his relentless pursuit of religious truth: massive drafts on early church history survive, many ... More
6. One of God’s chosen few

6. One of God’s chosen few  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777202
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199298037
‘One of God's chosen few’ explains how at some point, probably in the early 1670s, Newton became a radical anti-trinitarian, holding that the conventional doctrine of the Holy Trinity was ... More
2. How empty is an atom?

2. How empty is an atom?  

Frank Close

in Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777004
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199225866.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199225866
‘How empty is an atom?’ explains how even ‘empty’ space is filled with forces. Atoms are not the ultimate particle: they are nearly all empty space. This space is filled with electric and ... More
2. Unlimited energy?

2. Unlimited energy?  

Claudio Tuniz

in Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778391
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199692422.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199692422
‘Unlimited energy?’ shows that the Earth produces a vast amount of energy through natural radiation. Geothermal power generation can harness this energy and 40 countries in Africa, Central ... More
5. Against the odds

5. Against the odds  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192805041
‘Against the odds’ describes the processes and conditions of fossil formation, the study of which is termed taphonomy. Fossils represent a tiny fraction of the diversity of life that has ... More
Water: A Very Short Introduction

Water: A Very Short Introduction  

John Finney

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785597
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708728.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198708728
Water dominates the surface of Earth and is vital to life on our planet. It is a remarkable liquid that shows anomalous behaviour. Water: A Very Short Introduction introduces the science of ... More
7. Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth

7. Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth  

Claudio Tuniz

in Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778391
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199692422.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199692422
‘Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth’ outlines some of the key chapters in the history of the Earth where radioactivity and radiation play a critical role. It starts with the Big ... More
2. Erratic boulders and the diluvium

2. Erratic boulders and the diluvium  

Jamie Woodward

in The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
Published Online: 
Jan 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779671
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580699.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199580699
‘Erratic boulders and the diluvium’ explores some of the key ideas in geology in the early 19th century. It sets out some of the problems faced by early geologists as they attempted to make ... More
9. Unseen landscapes

9. Unseen landscapes  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

in Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777479
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199565573
‘Unseen landscapes’ examines some of the landscapes that are only just being revealed to us: submarine landscapes, and the landscapes of Mars and Titan. The major outlines of the ocean ... More
2. Rocky planets

2. Rocky planets  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199573509
‘Rocky planets’ looks at the terrestrial planets Earth, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and also Earth's satellite, the Moon. What lies at the core of a terrestrial planet? What surrounds the ... More
4. Deep Earth geology

4. Deep Earth geology  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198804451
The distance from the Earth’s surface to the centre of its core is 6,370 kilometres. Humans have penetrated—with difficulty, and the help of sophisticated technology—to a little more than 4 ... More
9. A very brief history of the Earth

9. A very brief history of the Earth  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
Published Online: 
Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0009
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198804451
Our planet is ancient—at 4.6 billion years—and over that time it has changed enormously. ‘A very brief history of the Earth’ describes how the Earth and Moon were created in the Chaotian ... More
5. Making and breaking nuclei

5. Making and breaking nuclei  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788062
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198718635
‘Making and breaking nuclei’ describes the process by which the atomic elements came to be in the early universe. The heat energy in the big bang, some 13.7 billion years ago, converted ... More

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