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7. Ecology in culture

7. Ecology in culture  

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Ecology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2020
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Aug 2020
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9780191869013
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198831013.003.0007
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9780198831013
The science of ecology is often conflated with environmentalism. ‘Ecology in culture’ looks at the transfer of ecological insights to moral and political fields. Has ecological science ... More
6. Microbial ecology and evolution

6. Microbial ecology and evolution  

Nicholas P. Money

in Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Dec 2014
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9780191781605
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.003.0006
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9780199681686
Many ecosystems are wholly microbial and the activities of microorganisms provide the biochemical foundation for plant and animal life. ‘Microbial ecology and evolution’ describes how ... More
7. How and why did things change?

7. How and why did things change?  

Paul Bahn

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

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0007
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9780199657438
Archaeologists ask a lot of ‘why’ questions. The range of approaches available to present-day archaeologists is reflected in the diversity of contemporary archaeological theory. This ... More
2. Theology and religious studies: how is the field shaped?

2. Theology and religious studies: how is the field shaped?  

David F. Ford

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

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779855
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10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.003.0002
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9780199679973
‘Theology and religious studies: how is the field shaped?’ examines specifically academic theology and the settings in which theology is studied. It defines academic theology as a subject ... More
1. Teeth matter

1. Teeth matter  

Peter S. Ungar

in Teeth: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779862
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670598.003.0001
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9780199670598
‘Teeth matter’ considers how teeth can help us understand ecology and paleontology. An organism eats its neighbour for the fuel and raw materials needed to grow, sustain itself, and ... More
8. The future of home

8. The future of home  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0008
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9780198747239
There are indefinitely numerous new ideas and technologies that might develop and improve the quality of life if humans have the good sense to protect their planet’s health, learn to live ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Robin Attfield

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
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9780191838651
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10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.003.0001
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For centuries we have been changing the natural world around us, through hunting and farming; building, mining, and engineering; and travelling and trading. But we can no longer take it for ... More
6. Social and political movements

6. Social and political movements  

Robin Attfield

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
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9780191838651
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10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.003.0006
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9780198797166
Large contributions have been made to environmental ethics by social and political movements, such as Deep Ecology, ecofeminism, Social Ecology, the Environmental Justice Movement, and ... More
10. Ecology and indigeneity

10. Ecology and indigeneity  

Robert J. C. Young

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

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Oct 2020
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Oct 2020
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9780191889981
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10.1093/actrade/9780198856832.003.0011
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9780198856832
‘Ecology and indigeneity’ assesses how postcolonial studies have shifted in emphasis from colonial history of exploitation colonies to those where the settler colonists themselves were the ... More
The Future: A Very Short Introduction

The Future: A Very Short Introduction  

Jennifer M. Gidley

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.001.0001
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9780198735281
Humans have always been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. They have prophesied, foretold, predicted, and tried to control the future. The Future: A Very Short ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0001
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The Introduction highlights some of the tensions one might expect when reading about the future, most notably between scientific prediction and ungrounded speculation. It discusses the many ... More
3. The evolving scholarship of futures studies

3. The evolving scholarship of futures studies  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0004
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9780198735281
Many futurists over the years came to the realization that attempting to predict the future, based on scientific positivism, was not the most productive way to approach futures studies in ... More
5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?

5. Technotopian or human-centred futures?  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0006
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9780198735281
A vital question with regard to the future is how we deal with human futures. While high-tech futures are of interest to some futurists, many futures scholars are focused on the potential ... More
1. Three thousand years of futures

1. Three thousand years of futures  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0002
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9780198735281
By understanding how humans in the past have framed the future, we can gain a deeper appreciation of the significance of futures thinking. ‘Three thousand years of futures’ explores the ... More
8. Applying behaviour

8. Applying behaviour  

Tristram D. Wyatt

in Animal Behaviour: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2017
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Feb 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198712152.003.0008
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Our behaviour as humans has profound effects on the lives of other animals. ‘Applying behaviour’ explores some of the ways that we can use an understanding of animal behaviour to reduce our ... More
2. Ideas

2. Ideas  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0003
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9780199665570
‘Ideas’ explains the key ideas driving environmental politics. It begins with The Limits to Growth (1972) that questioned the long-term future of the Earth as a life-support system for ... More
Introduction. what is environmental politics?

Introduction. what is environmental politics?  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191781209
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0001
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9780199665570
The Introduction outlines the structure of this VSI. It begins by looking at the origins of environmental concern and asks why we should care about the environment at all. It considers the ... More
3. Karma and rebirth

3. Karma and rebirth  

Damien Keown

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

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778353
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.003.0003
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9780199663835
‘Karma and rebirth’ introduces the mechanisms of the Buddhist universe. This universe comprises the physical universe and the life forms which inhabit it. These give rise to cyclical world ... More
6. Grand global futures challenges

6. Grand global futures challenges  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0007
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9780198735281
The challenges we face for near and long-term futures have been called a crisis of crises. ‘Grand global futures challenges’ synthesizes these complex and interconnected major global ... More
Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction

Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Gerald O'Collins

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191838521
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.001.0001
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book
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9780198796855
Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains a vast and influential presence in our modern world. But what were its origins, and how has ... More

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