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4. Society

4. Society  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0005
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9780199230792
‘Society’ provides a survey of Scotland's population (its DNA origins, size, ethnic make-up), living standards, people, Highland and Lowland society, and the place of the Highlands in ... More
2. Shaping the continent

2. Shaping the continent  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778001
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0002
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9780199589937
‘Shaping the continent’ looks at the elements that have determined Australia's economy and population. Ownership of land is key: land availability, land use, exploitation, pastoral ... More
1. A network point of view on the world

1. A network point of view on the world  

Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro

in Networks: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777936
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588077.003.0001
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9780199588077
On a typical day, we check emails, update social network profiles, make mobile phone calls, use public transportation, take planes, and transfer money and goods. In all these cases — ... More
17. ‘A Great Change in Manners’

17. ‘A Great Change in Manners’  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0017
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9780192853981
‘A Great Change in Manners‘ draws attention to the remarkable order and balance of British society between the 1850s and 1890s. Despite massive industrial and social change, crime fell in ... More
6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages

6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0006
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9780192854025
The main source of wealth in the Middle Ages in England was the land. From this wealth sprang the prosperity of individuals, institutions, and the Crown. The greatest landowners were the ... More
12. A Shifting Population: Town and Country

12. A Shifting Population: Town and Country  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0012
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9780192853981
‘A Shifting Population: Town and Country’ outlines the effects of urbanization on Britain. Great urban centres, unmatched in the rest of Europe, grew up in manufacturing areas. Towns, ... More
3. Land questions

3. Land questions  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0003
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9780192801678
‘Land Questions’ investigates problems in Irish agriculture and population in light of the Great Famine. The Irish population grew up until the 1840s, placing huge pressure on limited land. ... More
1. Demography is destiny … or not

1. Demography is destiny … or not  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0001
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9780198725732
It is increasingly recognized that population change plays a key role in our political systems, economies, and societies at the local, national, regional, and global level. ‘Demography is ... More
Public Health: A Very Short Introduction

Public Health: A Very Short Introduction  

Virginia Berridge

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785481
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688463.001.0001
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book
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9780199688463
Public Health: A Very Short Introduction explores the areas that fall under the remit of public health, and explains how the individual histories of different countries have ... More
Eugenics: A Very Short introduction

Eugenics: A Very Short introduction  

Philippa Levine

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780199385935
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199385904.001.0001
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9780199385904
The word “eugenics” was coined in 1883 by Francis Galton to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction ... More
3. Migration and globalization

3. Migration and globalization  

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/9780198753773.003.0003
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9780198753773
‘Migration and globalization’ shows how international migration is an important dimension of globalization. Growing developmental, demographic, and democratic disparities provide powerful ... More
6. Changing patterns in the landscape

6. Changing patterns in the landscape  

Peter A. Furley

in Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785955
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.003.0006
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9780198717225
Relentless population growth worldwide has significantly modified savanna landscapes. ‘Changing patterns in the landscape’ considers how landscape changes differ in Latin America, Africa, ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Warwick F. Vincent

in Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.003.0001
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9780198766735
What is a lake? At first glance, this seems like such an easy question: a lake is simply a body of water surrounded by land. But this sterile, physical definition is only a beginning, and ... More
2. Industrial Development

2. Industrial Development  

Christopher Harvie and H. C. G. Matthew

in Nineteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776533
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853981.003.0002
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9780192853981
‘Industrial Development’ summarizes the preconditions for and the components of industrialization. Britain's position relative to France improved massively on the strength of qualitative ... More
1. Models

1. Models  

Timothy Gowers

in Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776397
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853615.003.0001
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9780192853615
‘Models’ introduces the concept and purposes of mathematical models. From working out the best trajectory for throwing a stone, rolling a pair of dice, and predicting population growth and ... More
8. The future of public administration

8. The future of public administration  

Stella Z. Theodoulou and Ravi K. Roy

in Public Administration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724230.003.0008
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9780198724230
Both the field and the practice of public administration have been extraordinarily dynamic. While essential public services are not likely to disappear any time soon, the manner in which ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Robin Attfield

in Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
eISBN: 
9780191838651
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198797166.003.0001
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9780198797166
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
Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Demography: A Very Short Introduction  

Sarah Harper

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.001.0001
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book
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9780198725732
Demography—the study of people—addresses the size, distribution, composition, and density of populations, and considers the impact these factors have on individual lives and the changing ... More
2. From 55,000 to 7 billion

2. From 55,000 to 7 billion  

Sarah Harper

in Demography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2018
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May 2018
eISBN: 
9780191792724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725732.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198725732
‘From 55,000 to 7 billion’ describes how global population has evolved over time and space, experiencing a small increase for thousands of years, until around 200 years ago when global ... More
1. Why extinctions happen

1. Why extinctions happen  

Paul B. Wignall

in Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2019
Published Online: 
Jun 2019
eISBN: 
9780191844928
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198807285.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198807285
‘Why extinctions happen’ looks at what we currently know about causes and styles of extinction today and in the past. This knowledge lies at the heart of our understanding about the way the ... More

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