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3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages

3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0003
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9780192803061
‘Astronomy in the Middle Ages’ examines how the ideas of Ptolemy and antiquity were preserved and transmitted, initially by the scholars of Islam. They built a number of observatories and ... More
1. The Information Revolution

1. The Information Revolution  

Luciano Floridi

in Information: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777349
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199551378.003.0002
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9780199551378
We are now in the midst of ‘the information revolution’. Mankind has been living in an information society since the Bronze Age, but only recently have our lives depended so much on ... More
8. Afterthoughts

8. Afterthoughts  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0008
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9780198792956
Geophysics has made many important advances towards understanding the behaviour and properties of planet Earth. Geophysical research continues to make discoveries and developments that ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

John Gribbin

in Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777103
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10.1093/actrade/9780199234349.003.0001
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9780199234349
The ‘Introduction’ provides a brief history of the study of galaxies. Telescopes were invented in 1551, not, as the popular myth goes, by Galileo, but by Leonard Digges. In the eighteenth ... More
8. Cultural impact

8. Cultural impact  

Jamie A. Davies

in Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191841699
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.003.0008
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9780198803492
Science is not an isolated enterprise: it is affected by and affects broader society and culture. Synthetic biology has changed aspects of education; stimulated artists, writers, and ... More
Early navigational cultures

Early navigational cultures  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0001
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Distinct geographies, where areas of sea were demarcated not only by land, but also by climate and current, helped to create different cultures of navigation that for centuries followed ... More
4. Interlude: galactic mediocrity

4. Interlude: galactic mediocrity  

John Gribbin

in Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777103
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199234349.003.0005
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9780199234349
‘Interlude: Galactic mediocrity’ outlines why the lack of unusual features in the Milky Way is important. The Scientific Revolution can be said to have begun when Copernicus postulated his ... More
3. Domestication in Europe

3. Domestication in Europe  

J. L. Heilbron

in The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.003.0004
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Domestication of Greek and Arabic physica and mixed mathematics in the Latin West took c.400 years: from the 12th-century first translations to the 16th-century printing of Archimedes and ... More
The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Physics: A Very Short Introduction  

J. L. Heilbron

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191782435
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684120.001.0001
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9780199684120
How does today’s physics—highly professionalized; inextricably linked to government and industry—link back to its origins as a liberal art in ancient Greece? The History of Physics: A Very ... More
3. Do you believe in models? Simplicity and complexity

3. Do you believe in models? Simplicity and complexity  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0003
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9780198754046
Models are central to the world of applied mathematics. In its simplest sense, a model is an abstract representation of a system developed in order to answer specific questions or gain ... More
7. Creating life

7. Creating life  

Jamie A. Davies

in Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191841699
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.003.0007
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9780198803492
Synthetic biology has ‘two souls’, one focused on engineering new features into existing life, the other aiming to create life de novo. The goal of creating life is arguably far more ... More
Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Navigation: A Very Short Introduction  

Jim Bennett

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191798153
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.001.0001
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9780198733713
Navigation: A Very Short Introduction looks at the history of navigation, including the distinctive cultures of early navigation. It shows how the adoption of mathematical ... More
IntroductionAn Old Master

Introduction: An Old Master  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0001
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9780192801630
Visiting an art gallery is the best way to get a glimpse into the Renaissance. For many people, Holbein's The Ambassadors from 1533 is an abiding image of the European Renaissance. The ... More
1. The discovery and significance of moons

1. The discovery and significance of moons  

David A. Rothery

in Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.003.0001
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9780198735274
‘The discovery and significance of moons’ begins with the long-established Earth-centred (geocentric) view of the cosmos that was eventually replaced by Nicolaus Copernicus’ heliocentric ... More

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