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1. Complex systems

1. Complex systems  

John H. Holland

in Complexity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780004
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10.1093/actrade/9780199662548.003.0001
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What is complexity? A complex system, such as a tropical rainforest, is a tangled web of interactions and exhibits a distinctive property called ‘emergence’, roughly described by ‘the ... More
1. Life

1. Life  

John Dunn

in Locke: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.003.0001
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‘Life’ provides an overview of how Locke's experiences shaped his philosophy. Locke studied medicine at Oxford, and was later able to bring his scientific background to bear on the ... More
8. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

8. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly  

Winston Fletcher

in Advertising: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777554
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568925.003.0008
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9780199568925
Advertising is regarded with suspicion because of its perceived manipulative powers and its intrusion into our lives. ‘The good, the bad, and the ugly’ looks at the positives and negatives ... More
Introduction: Why German philosophy?

Introduction: Why German philosophy?  

Andrew Bowie

in German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777561
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569250.003.010
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9780199569250
German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction explores what German philosophy tells us about some of the major problems of modernity. The growth of interest in German philosophy ... More
6. Below the waterline of the number iceberg

6. Below the waterline of the number iceberg  

Peter M. Higgins

in Numbers: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777820
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584055.003.0006
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9780199584055
‘Below the waterline of the number iceberg’ introduces numbers other than positive integers. Integers are all whole numbers, positive and negative, and can be arranged along a number line. ... More
Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

Modern India: A Very Short Introduction  

Craig Jeffrey

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.001.0001
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9780198769347
India has become one of the world’s emerging powers, rivalling China in terms of global influence. Yet people still know relatively little about the economic, social, political, and ... More
7. Youth

7. Youth  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0007
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One in ten people in the world are an Indian youth aged under 30. This enormous population is poised to make a major contribution to the future of their country and the world. In India, as ... More
4. The harms of suffering, confinement, and death

4. The harms of suffering, confinement, and death  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0004
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9780192853608
What constitutes harm and benefit for animals? How can we evaluate what is the nature of animal well-being? ‘The harms of suffering, confinement, and death’ provides an account of the major ... More
1. Economics and behaviour

1. Economics and behaviour  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0001
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9780198754992
Why is there so much interest in behavioural economics and how is it different? ‘Economics and behaviour’ explains how behavioural economists bring economics together with insights from ... More
2. Keynes's philosophy of practice

2. Keynes's philosophy of practice  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0003
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9780199591640
In many ways, Keynes was more interested in philosophy than economics. Philosophy informed his views on economics. ‘Keynes's philosophy of practice’ looks at his philosophical views. He was ... More
2. How the Advertising Industry is Structured

2. How the Advertising Industry is Structured  

Winston Fletcher

in Advertising: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777554
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568925.003.0002
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9780199568925
Advertising is not a modern phenomenon. Invented in classical Athens, it developed further in Rome, Herculaneum, and Pompeii. After the fall of the Roman Empire, advertising experienced a ... More
4. The central bank and the conduct of monetary policy

4. The central bank and the conduct of monetary policy  

John Goddard and John O. S. Wilson

in Banking: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191785320
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688920.003.0004
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9780199688920
In most countries, the central bank manages the country’s money supply and interest rates. Most central banks hold a monopoly over printing the national currency and have supervisory or ... More
3. The classical theory of option pricing

3. The classical theory of option pricing  

Mark H. A. Davis

in Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191829932
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787945.003.0003
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9780198787945
‘The classical theory of option pricing’ explains the theory of arbitrage pricing, which is closely related to the Dutch Book Arguments, but which brings in a new factor: prices in ... More
4. Interest rates

4. Interest rates  

Mark H. A. Davis

in Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191829932
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10.1093/actrade/9780198787945.003.0004
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In ordinary life, there are many different interest rates—mortgage rates, rates on credit cards, and rates paid by savings accounts—which are mirrored in the commercial world by loans for ... More
Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction

Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark H. A. Davis

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191829932
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198787945.001.0001
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9780198787945
In recent years, the finance industry has mushroomed to become an important part of modern economies with many science and engineering graduates joining the industry as quantitative ... More
3. Do you believe in models? Simplicity and complexity

3. Do you believe in models? Simplicity and complexity  

Alain Goriely

in Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2018
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Feb 2018
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9780191815805
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754046.003.0003
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9780198754046
Models are central to the world of applied mathematics. In its simplest sense, a model is an abstract representation of a system developed in order to answer specific questions or gain ... More
8. Behaviour in the macroeconomy

8. Behaviour in the macroeconomy  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0008
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9780198754992
Behavioural macroeconomics has significant constraints, reflecting the difficulty of bringing together the choices of different people with widely different personality types, moods, and ... More
Advertising: A Very Short Introduction

Advertising: A Very Short Introduction  

Winston Fletcher

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777554
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568925.001.0001
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9780199568925
Advertising: A Very Short Introduction dispels the myths surrounding the advertising industry. Advertising is a diverse entity, and campaigns work (or fail to work) in a ... More
6. Good governance

6. Good governance  

Mark Bevir

in Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.003.0006
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9780199606412
How has the ideal of good democratic government which flourished in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries adapted to fit the new theories and practices of governance? ‘Good ... More
Governance: A Very Short Introduction

Governance: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Bevir

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199606412.001.0001
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9780199606412
Governance: A Very Short Introduction explains the main theories of governance and their impact in the corporate, public, and global spheres. The many uses of the term ... More

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