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2. What robots do now

2. What robots do now  

Alan Winfield

in Robotics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778414
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199695980.003.0002
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9780199695980
‘What robots do now’ looks at robots in industry and our lives today. Assembly line robots, or robot arms, lie on the unglamorous end of the robot family. These robots are effective as they ... More
7. Family, group, and interactive therapies

7. Family, group, and interactive therapies  

Tom Burns and Eva Burns‐Lundgren

in Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780191781599
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689361.003.0007
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9780199689361
‘Family, group, and interactive therapies’ considers and describes the widely established practice of systemic family therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy, and also introduces ... More
8. Where next for family law?

8. Where next for family law?  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0009
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9780199668526
‘Where next for family law?’ turns towards the future for family law as family life continues to go through many changes. The law is struggling to keep up with these changes. There are ... More
1. Beginnings

1. Beginnings  

Frank A. J. L. James

in Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777646
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574315.003.0002
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9780199574315
The family origins of Michael Faraday are traced in ‘Beginnings’. Born in London in 1791, his family had moved from Westmorland to find work. His father worked as an ironmonger and the ... More
7. From monk to family man

7. From monk to family man  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0007
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9780199574339
The Reformation was borne out of the crucial disputes of the era. For reformers, the right of clergy to marry would avert the hypocrisy of sexual practices of clergy living under the vow of ... More
1. What is psychotherapy and who is it for?

1. What is psychotherapy and who is it for?  

Tom Burns and Eva Burns‐Lundgren

in Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780191781599
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689361.003.0001
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9780199689361
Psychotherapy involves using an agreed relationship between a trained practitioner and a patient to obtain relief from emotional suffering. Most Western psychotherapies are based on talking ... More
7. Pluralism: is causation many different things?

7. Pluralism: is causation many different things?  

Stephen Mumford and Rani Lill Anjum

in Causation: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Nov 2013
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9780191779909
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684434.003.0008
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9780199684434
‘Pluralism: is causation many different things?’ proposes that no single theory can explain all cases of causation. Socrates' belief that there is a single essence to something is compared ... More
7. Alimony and financial orders

7. Alimony and financial orders  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780191779657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0008
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9780199668526
‘Alimony and financial orders’ considers how disputes over financial issues are debated and resolved in family law. There is a widespread perception that divorce causes financial ruin for ... More
4. Fernando Seeks a Wife: Sex and Blood

4. Fernando Seeks a Wife: Sex and Blood  

John Monaghan and Peter Just

in Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853462.003.0005
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9780192853462
‘Fernando Seeks a Wife’ examines the ways in which human beings form social ties through ties of blood and marriage. Using examples from the Mixtec and Dou Donggo, the importance of ... More
8. Of molecules and man

8. Of molecules and man  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0008
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9780192805041
‘Of molecules and man’ considers human evolution and the use of modern DNA analysis to fill in the gaps in the phylogeny of Homo sapiens. Human fossils show us how our forebears lived, ... More
6. Reflections on ageing and future directions

6. Reflections on ageing and future directions  

Nancy A. Pachana

in Ageing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2016
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Nov 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792670
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725329.003.0006
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9780198725329
‘Reflections on ageing and future directions’ considers some of the new directions in geriatric research and clinical practice; exciting developments in healthcare and technology, including ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Philip N. Jefferson

in Poverty: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191785078
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198716471.003.0001
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9780198716471
Poverty is a global issue. There are people in every country with a standard of living that is significantly lower than that of others. Nevertheless, the absolute number of people living in ... More
4. Migration and development

4. Migration and development  

Khalid Koser

in International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815409
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753773.003.0004
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9780198753773
‘Migration and development’ assesses the effect of migration on development in origin countries. The main benefit to origin nations is remittance of money back to migrants’ families. This ... More
4. Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy

4. Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy  

Tom Burns

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

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191865145
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826200.003.0004
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9780198826200
‘Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy’ considers the contribution of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy to the field of psychiatry. It discusses Sigmund Freud and the origins of psychoanalysis, ... More
5. Music as culture

5. Music as culture  

Timothy Rice

in Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199794379.003.0005
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9780199794379
‘Music as culture’ examines the connections that ethnomusicologists make between music and culture. Culture, in an ethnomusicologist sense, refers to all forms of human knowledge, ... More
1. Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation

1. Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation  

Jonathan Herring

in Family Law: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199668526.003.0002
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9780199668526
‘Marriage, civil partnership, and cohabitation’ examines the changes that have recently taken place in the composition and nature of the family unit and asks: what is a family? Over recent ... More
5. Robustness

5. Robustness  

David Muir Wood

in Civil Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199578634.003.0006
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9780199578634
The consequences of structural failure can be high in terms of human life and economic impact. ‘Robustness’ examines the elements involved in minimising such failures through the ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191777721
DOI: 
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
2. Playing philosophically

2. Playing philosophically  

Rob Iliffe

in Newton: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777202
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199298037.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199298037
‘Playing philosophically’ considers Newton's early life, describing how his immersion in worlds of practical ingenuity not only offered portents of his great future, but led directly to it. ... More
2. How to make a criminal

2. How to make a criminal  

David Canter

in Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777332
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199550203.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199550203
‘How to make a criminal’ shows that explanations of criminal behaviour and criminality are central to forensic psychology and considers what gives rise to criminality. It provides a range ... More

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