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2. Water and waste

2. Water and waste  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0003
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9780199578634
Water is not a construction material but its importance as an essential component in civilization cannot be overstated. ‘Water and waste’ considers the twin challenges of providing a ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778407
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.003.0001
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We are now realising that the marine environment and the organisms that live there are critically important for our well-being and survival. The Introduction provides an overview of the ... More
7. Intertidal life

7. Intertidal life  

Philip V. Mladenov

in Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778407
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10.1093/actrade/9780199695058.003.0008
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Between the high and low tide marks lies the intertidal region of the Global Ocean, the thin strip of shoreline that is completely submerged by seawater at high tide and under covered at ... More
1. The importance of entrepreneurship

1. The importance of entrepreneurship  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0001
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9780199670543
‘The importance of entrepreneurship’ considers the vital role entrepreneurs are perceived as playing in a capitalist economy in promoting economic development and looks at the history of ... More
3. Exploiting opportunities

3. Exploiting opportunities  

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright

in Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779893
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670543.003.0003
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9780199670543
‘Exploiting opportunities’ looks at the challenges that entrepreneurs face in assembling and configuring the resources they need to exploit opportunities to create revenue-generating ... More
6. Civil engineering: looking forward

6. Civil engineering: looking forward  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777721
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0007
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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
Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Oceans: A Very Short Introduction  

Dorrik Stow

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
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10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.001.0001
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9780199655076
The oceans are critical for life on Earth. They are vital for the regulation of climate, and with global warming and decreasing land area they have become increasingly important as a source ... More
5. Economy and environment

5. Economy and environment  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0006
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9780199230792
‘Economy and environment’ outlines the origins of habitation and farming in Scotland, hunter-gatherers, Dark Age Scotland, the fragility of the pre-modern economies, the age of agricultural ... More
1. Geography: the world is our stage

1. Geography: the world is our stage  

John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert

in Geography: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776946
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10.1093/actrade/9780199211289.003.0001
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9780199211289
‘Geography: the world is our stage’ asks: What is geography? Geography has been important throughout history, and has often been politically or spiritually motivated. The art of mapping is ... More
3. Origins of life and environment

3. Origins of life and environment  

David C. Catling

in Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779923
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586455.003.0003
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9780199586455
‘Origins of life and environment’ explains that quite how life arose is unknown. It may have originated on Earth or it may have been carried here by space dust or meteorites, but there is ... More
4. Concept – technology – realization

4. Concept – technology – realization  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777721
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0005
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9780199578634
Engineering is concerned with finding solutions to problems. How the civil engineer goes about that process is examined in ‘Concept — technology — realization’. The interplay of these three ... More
4. Environment and civilization

4. Environment and civilization  

Sebastian G.B. Amyes

in Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191777752
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10.1093/actrade/9780199578764.003.0004
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9780199578764
‘Environment and civilization’ considers the everyday processes in which bacteria play an important role. Firstly, the bacterial contamination and spoilage of food and the methods of food ... More
3. Towards the Etruscan city-state

3. Towards the Etruscan city-state  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0004
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9780199547913
‘Towards the Etruscan city-stage’ looks at what we know about the highly urbanized form of the Etruscans’ living environment. Urbanization is the characteristic which has defined the ... More
1. Globalization: a contested concept

1. Globalization: a contested concept  

Manfred B. Steger

in Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191824593
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779551.003.0001
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‘Globalization: a contested concept’ attempts to provide a definition of globalization. Globalization first appeared in the 1940s, but did not gain widespread traction until the 1990s, with ... More
4. ‘They f—— you up, your mum and dad’ (Larkin)Are intelligence differences a result of genes or environments or both?

4. ‘They f—— you up, your mum and dad’ (Larkin): Are intelligence differences a result of genes or environments or both?  

Ian J. Deary

in Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776854
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10.1093/actrade/9780192893215.003.0004
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9780192893215
Do genes have an effect on human intelligence? What is the impact of environment? Studies show that people in the same family tend to be more alike in their intelligence test scores than ... More
6. The ecological dimension of globalization

6. The ecological dimension of globalization  

Manfred B. Steger

in Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191824593
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779551.003.0006
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9780198779551
‘The ecological dimension of globalization’ examines the effects of global alliances on ecological issues. The ecological effects of globalization—impacted by the economic, political, and ... More
5. Synthetic biology for engineering

5. Synthetic biology for engineering  

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/9780198803492.003.0005
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9780198803492
While it may be expected that medicine and chemistry will have potential uses for synthetic biology, it is less obvious that the field might be relevant to the inorganic engineering of ... More
Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher J. Berry

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.001.0001
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9780198784456
In 1776, Adam Smith (1723–90) wrote The Wealth of Nations, the foundational book that led to him being called the ‘father of economics’. However, Adam Smith was far more than an economist. ... More
Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

Lakes: A Very Short Introduction  

Warwick F. Vincent

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191821035
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.001.0001
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9780198766735
From the mysterious depths of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, to tropical floodplain lakes, inland seas, hydro-reservoirs, and numerous waterbodies in our local environment, lakes encompass a huge ... More
Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Dobson

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
eISBN: 
9780191781209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.001.0001
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book
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9780199665570
Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction considers the many facets of environmental politics and shows how it operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals ... More

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