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Introduction

Introduction  

Nick Middleton

in Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199564309
There isn't just one type of desert; they can appear in all sorts of climates. Deserts carry with them images of romance, hardship, spirituality, and natural beauty. The Introduction ... More
2. Desert Landscapes

2. Desert Landscapes  

Nick Middleton

in Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199564309
‘Desert landscapes’ describes the variety to be found in deserts across the world. Some deserts are flat and unchanging, while others feature dramatic dune ranges punctuated by shallow ... More
1. Desert Climates

1. Desert Climates  

Nick Middleton

in Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199564309
Aridity is a common feature of deserts but there are many different types of aridity. ‘Desert climates’ tackles the causes of aridity, the variety of climates that exist in deserts, and ... More
5. Justice

5. Justice  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775895
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192803955
Justice has to do with punishment and reward, and also with equality, but how should we define it? ‘Justice’ examines what justice really means and what principles we apply to decide when ... More
8. Edible mushrooms and fungal biotechnology

8. Edible mushrooms and fungal biotechnology  

Nicholas P. Money

in Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785825
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688784.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199688784
‘Edible mushrooms and fungal biotechnology’ turns to the ways fungi are used to improve our lives. The pleasure of eating wild mushrooms, tempered with awareness of the poisonous nature of ... More
Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Deserts: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Middleton

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199564309
Deserts: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of deserts and the extent of their variety, climates, landscapes, wildlife, and human habitation. Typified by drought and ... More
4. Desert peoples

4. Desert peoples  

Nick Middleton

in Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199564309
‘Desert peoples’ is an introduction to some of the billion people who currently live in deserts. Environments and lifestyles range from nomadic hunter-gatherers to pastoralists, farmers, ... More
4. Nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste

4. Nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste  

Maxwell Irvine

in Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777875
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584970.003.0004
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9780199584970
‘Nuclear fuel reprocessing and radioactive waste’ describes the different methods of reprocessing nuclear waste. It explains concerns about the use of reprocessing to produce nuclear ... More
5. Spaces real and imagined

5. Spaces real and imagined  

Stephen J. Davis

in Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191788321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717645.003.0006
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9780198717645
Given the close relationship between residential spaces and monastic identities, ‘Spaces real and imagined’ looks at the locations where monks and nuns live in community: monasteries. It ... More
5. Desert Connections

5. Desert Connections  

Nick Middleton

in Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199564309
‘Desert connections’ looks at how deserts interact with the rest of the world. Deserts are integral to the total Earth system. Dust from the Sahara is blown to southern Europe where it is ... More
3. Nature in Deserts

3. Nature in Deserts  

Nick Middleton

in Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199564309
Frankincense trees, flamingos, stone plants, camels, shrimps and 1,000-year-old cacti, are found in deserts. ‘Nature in deserts’ reveals the variety of desert ecosystems — from fog oases ... More
1. The origins of writing in Egypt

1. The origins of writing in Egypt  

Penelope Wilson

in Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2004
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776083
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805027.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192805027
The Ancient Egyptian civilization started around 3500 bc and ended around 30 bc. Many of the monuments and objects of the time were covered by the pictorial sign system we call hieroglyphs. ... More

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