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5. Against the odds

5. Against the odds  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0005
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9780192805041
‘Against the odds’ describes the processes and conditions of fossil formation, the study of which is termed taphonomy. Fossils represent a tiny fraction of the diversity of life that has ... More
4. Roads that move

4. Roads that move  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0004
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9780199588671
Rivers are ‘Roads that move’, transporting us from one place to another, both physically and spiritually. Their link with culture is evident in their names, which can be descriptive, ... More
1. Geology or biology?

1. Geology or biology?  

Charles Sheppard

in Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779978
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682775.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199682775
Early seafarers were wary of coral reefs, naturalists were confused by them, but many coastal people benefited greatly from these rocky structures that grew up to the sea’s surface. ... More
7. Organs

7. Organs  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778100
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0008
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9780199601196
‘Organs’ considers organogenesis — organ development, which involves large numbers of genes. Pattern formation in development in a variety of organs can be specified by positional ... More
1. Cells

1. Cells  

Lewis Wolpert

in Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778100
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601196.003.0002
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9780199601196
Development results from the coordinated behaviour of cells and is almost entirely determined by which proteins the cell contains. ‘Cells’ discusses the major processes involved in ... More
Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Moons: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Rothery

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.001.0001
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9780198735274
Moons: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the varied and fascinating moons of our Solar System. Beginning with the early discoveries of Galileo and others, it ... More
9. Fakes and fortunes

9. Fakes and fortunes  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192805041
‘Fakes and fortunes’ shows how fossils have now become big business with perfect specimens commanding high fees. This has resulted in a number of fake specimens. The Piltdown forgery of ... More
4. Frameworks used by clinical psychologists

4. Frameworks used by clinical psychologists  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

in Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815690
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.003.0004
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9780198753896
‘Frameworks used by clinical psychologists’ looks at the theoretical ideas and concepts that underpin the application of the competencies that clinical psychologists develop. All ... More
Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

Susan Llewelyn and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
eISBN: 
9780191815690
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753896.001.0001
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9780198753896
Clinical psychology makes a significant contribution to mental healthcare worldwide. Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction provides insights into the world of clinical ... More
Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Fossils: A Very Short Introduction  

Keith Thomson

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192805041
How did Darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution? What are ‘living fossils’? What fossils will we leave behind for future generations to examine? Fossils: A Very Short ... More

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