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5. Living landscapes

5. Living landscapes  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

in Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777479
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.003.0005
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9780199565573
How does the living landscape function? ‘Living landscapes’ investigates how plants and animals are influenced by geomorphy and how geomorphy is influenced by plants and animals. Landscapes ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777974
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0006
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We are all affected by rivers in some way, either by living next to one or through the plumbing systems in our homes. Rivers' impact on human society is immense and always has been. Rivers ... More
6. The Soviet Union's turbulent rise

6. The Soviet Union's turbulent rise  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0007
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‘The Soviet Union's turbulent rise’ charts the creation of the Soviet Union by the Bolsheviks, who renamed themselves Communists. Communists believed that Marxism, as interpreted by Lenin, ... More
2. Chinggis Khan emerges

2. Chinggis Khan emerges  

Morris Rossabi

in The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365906
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10.1093/actrade/9780199840892.003.0002
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9780199840892
The last decades of twelfth-century Mongolia were chaotic. Conflicts were bloody and damaging to the landscape. A leader was needed. ‘Chinggis Khan emerges’ looks at how Chinggis Khan came ... More
11. Interlude: the story so far

11. Interlude: the story so far  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0011
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chapter
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9780192804181
‘Interlude: the story so far’ reviews the case for a distinctively Celtic entity. Although a strong thread of cultural persistence runs through west European prehistory, reducing it all to ... More
5. Peoples on the move

5. Peoples on the move  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0005
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‘Peoples on the move’ points out that the movement of Celts from north of the Alps into the Mediterranean lands after about 400 BC is amply documented by Greek and Roman historians writing ... More
16. So, who were the Celts?

16. So, who were the Celts?  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0016
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9780192804181
At one level, the concept of Celt is a belief that underpins sense of self and of inheritance. ‘So who were the Celts?’ points out that the Celts are always being reinvented. By a strict ... More
7. Telling stories

7. Telling stories  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0007
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Listening to the tales of storytellers played a crucial part in most societies. There is a presumption that the stories should retain their integrity and form, but they inevitably evolve ... More
8. Sharing values

8. Sharing values  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0008
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chapter
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9780192804181
‘Sharing values’ asks whether there is such a thing as ‘Celtic culture’. In the fifth century, the emergence of La Tène ‘culture’ with its focus in the Marne–Moselle region, and the ... More
3. New France

3. New France  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365876
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0004
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9780199766239
The French in America hoped to get a share of the American wealth they saw the Spanish taking. They turned to North America, which seemed a safer setting for a colony. ‘New France’ charts ... More
1. Nature's driver

1. Nature's driver  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0001
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9780199588671
In what ways is water ‘Nature's driver’? It covers two-thirds of the Earth's surface and is constantly on the move in the hydrological cycle. Rivers play a key role in this cycle. They ... More
2. Sacred flows

2. Sacred flows  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0002
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‘Sacred flows’ refers to rivers throughout history that have both nurtured and destroyed life. Mythical rivers appear in Greek mythology, where the underworld is surrounded by rivers; the ... More
2. The formation of the Muscovite state

2. The formation of the Muscovite state  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0003
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9780199580989
‘The Formation of the Muscovite state’ charts the history of Muscovy from the late 15th century to the early 19th century. Muscovy enlisted the aid of Cossacks to defend the long and ... More
7. The Soviet Union: triumph, decline, and fall

7. The Soviet Union: triumph, decline, and fall  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0008
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9780199580989
‘The Soviet Union: triumph, decline and fall’ begins the end World War II, resulting in the USSR gaining an ‘outer empire’ in Central Europe and the Balkans and building Soviet-style ... More
4. The responsibilities and dangers of the empire

4. The responsibilities and dangers of the empire  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777769
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0005
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9780199580989
‘The Responsibilities and dangers of Empire’ shows that by the mid-17th century, it had become clear that Russia was primarily a north Eurasian empire, rather than an Orthodox ecumene or an ... More
2. Eras of silk road fluorescence

2. Eras of silk road fluorescence  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0002
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9780199782864
‘Eras of silk road fluorescence’ looks at the effect on silk road communications of shifting political groupings. The most intense communications took place when both nomadic states and the ... More
1. The view from Cahokia

1. The view from Cahokia  

Stephen Aron

in The American West: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
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Jan 2015
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9780199393602
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199858934.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199858934
‘The view from Cahokia’ describes a dynamic and diverse “prehistory” defined by peoples in motion, societies in flux, cultures entangling, powers competing, and realms shifting—all with ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Christopher Kelly

in The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775871
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803917.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192803917
The ‘Introduction‘ sets out how the Roman empire is to be presented. The period 31 BC to AD 192 is the principal focus, as it shows the Roman empire at the peak of its prosperity. The aim ... More
3. Liquid histories

3. Liquid histories  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199588671
Rivers are ‘Liquid histories’ in the way that they reflect life. They benefit us by providing food, water for domestic, industrial, and agricultural uses, and energy to facilitate trade and ... More
5. Tidal bores

5. Tidal bores  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198826637
A tidal bore is perhaps the most spectacular tidal phenomenon that can be readily observed. When a large tide enters a shallow, funnel-shaped estuary with a gently sloping bottom, its ... More

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