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Postscript: the future history of the garden

Postscript: the future history of the garden  

Gordon Campbell

in Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2019
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Feb 2019
eISBN: 
9780191783302
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689873.003.0010
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9780199689873
Planting and garden design have never stood still, in part because fashions change, but also because of external factors. The most conspicuous fashion in recent decades has been the rise of ... More
5. Testing how to control a disease

5. Testing how to control a disease  

Rodolfo Saracci

in Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199543335.003.0005
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9780199543335
‘Testing how to control a disease’ lists key features of randomized controlled trials: the study design is always based on randomization; the choice of the study population is critical for ... More
8. Accounting as control

8. Accounting as control  

Christopher Nobes

in Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779879
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199684311.003.0008
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9780199684311
How does budgeting work, and how is it useful? What are standard costs and how do they help in controlling production? How can a balanced scorecard improve control? ‘Accounting as control’ ... More
5. Specialization and diversity

5. Specialization and diversity  

John H. Holland

in Complexity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780004
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199662548.003.0005
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9780199662548
A multi-celled organism consists of specialized cells organized into a variety of communities. ‘Specialization and diversity’ shows that community-based organization extends both downward ... More
6. Appetite, fat, and obesity

6. Appetite, fat, and obesity  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0006
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9780199672875
‘Appetite, fat, and obesity’ considers the role of insulin in the body’s fat storage process. In the condition diabetes mellitus, the sugar level in the blood rises uncontrollably so the ... More
7. How do we control crime?

7. How do we control crime?  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0007
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9780199643257
‘How do we control crime?’ discusses the formal and less formal means thought to control crime. The formal means refer to the use of the criminal justice system: the police, courts, and ... More
Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Eugenics: A Very Short introduction  

Philippa Levine

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.001.0001
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book
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9780199385904
The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction ... More
7. Virtual work

7. Virtual work  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0007
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9780199699360
Information technologies penetrate almost all aspects of our lives. In developed societies many occupations are in some way virtualized. The traditional notion of ‘going to work’ has been ... More
2. The economic theory of efficient pollution control

2. The economic theory of efficient pollution control  

Stephen Smith

in Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777813
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199583584.003.0003
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9780199583584
Where pollution reductions come at a cost, how much cost are we willing to pay? ‘The economic theory of efficient pollution control’ looks at how to balance environmental and economic ... More
1. Management and managing

1. Management and managing  

John Hendry

in Management: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779947
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656981.003.0001
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9780199656981
‘Management and managing’ argues that the practice of management is not just about controlling things, but also about coping with things that are out of control — or out of the manager's ... More
1. What is climate?

1. What is climate?  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0001
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9780199641130
The climate we live in controls where and when we get our food, what we wear, the houses we live in, and what diseases we might catch. ‘What is climate?’ shows how crucial climate is to ... More
8. The future of public administration

8. The future of public administration  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

in Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.003.0008
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9780198724230
Both the field and the practice of public administration have been extraordinarily dynamic. While essential public services are not likely to disappear any time soon, the manner in which ... More
3. Causes and consequences

3. Causes and consequences  

Steve Bruce

in Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191861826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0003
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9780198822967
One of the ways that sociology differs from common sense is in challenging the image of ourselves as authors of our own thoughts and actions. If there is to be any explanation of human ... More
3. The origins of public health into the 1700s

3. The origins of public health into the 1700s  

Virginia Berridge

in Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785481
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.003.0003
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9780199688463
Public health cannot be understood without a knowledge of its history. ‘The origins of public health into the 1700s’ considers the earliest roots of public health, 4,000 years ago in ... More
3. Who commits crime?

3. Who commits crime?  

Tim Newburn

in Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2018
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Apr 2018
eISBN: 
9780191785511
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199643257.003.0003
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9780199643257
‘Who commits crime?’ explains that most of us break the law at some point in our lives, albeit with fairly minor offences. Data from the criminal justice system and self-reporting show that ... More
6. What works for dyslexia?

6. What works for dyslexia?  

Margaret J. Snowling

in Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2019
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May 2019
eISBN: 
9780191859496
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198818304.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198818304
There is no ‘quick fix’ or cure for dyslexia; it is a lifelong condition. Nevertheless, there are ways of helping to improve reading and spelling as well as ways to get around some of the ... More
2. Ritual and the origins of culture

2. Ritual and the origins of culture  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199943524
From an ethological perspective, ritual must have been present at the beginnings of humanity and ritualization played an adaptive role in the course of both biological and cultural ... More
2. What is the best way to organize?

2. What is the best way to organize?  

Mary Jo Hatch

in Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777851
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584536.003.0002
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9780199584536
‘What is the best way to organize?’ assesses the different the different ways of designing organizations. Organizations can be visualized in terms of their social and physical structure. ... More
8. Critical perspectives on management

8. Critical perspectives on management  

John Hendry

in Management: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779947
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199656981.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199656981
‘Critical perspectives on management’ explores how, from a critical perspective, management can seem deeply political and far from value free. For many blue-collar workers and those on the ... More
5. Entrepreneurial thinking and learning

5. Entrepreneurial thinking and learning  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779893
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199670543
‘Entrepreneurial thinking and learning’ looks at the personality traits that studies have shown are common to entrepreneurs, such as risk-taking propensity, strong need for achievement, ... More

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