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Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

Rocks: A Very Short Introduction  

Jan Zalasiewicz

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191792588
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.001.0001
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book
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9780198725190
Rocks underpin our lives: they make up the solid structure of the Earth. We live on the rocky surface of the planet; grow our food on weathered debris derived from rocks; and we obtain ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Paul Bahn

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0011
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chapter
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9780199657438
What does an archaeologist do? To the general public, archaeology tends to be synonymous with digging, but someme archaeologists never excavate. The Introduction looks at what archaeology ... More
6. Individual musicians

6. Individual musicians  

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/9780199794379.003.0006
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9780199794379
‘Individual musicians’ considers the role and study of musicians in ethnomusicological research. Ethnomusicologists argue that musicians exist in all societies. Such musicians make great ... More
6. Settlement and society

6. Settlement and society  

Paul Bahn

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199657438
An important aspect of archaeology is determining where people lived, or what kind of settlement they lived in. Finding this out helps archaeologists to address the more complex questions ... More
1. Musical Values

1. Musical Values  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776441
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853820.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192853820
‘Musical Values’ considers how music is used in television commercials to convey meaning and value and then shows what it is about music that enables it to be used this way. Because music ... More
3. Modern blues

3. Modern blues  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0004
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9780195398939
‘Modern blues’ covers the history of blues from after World War II. The distinction between pre–and post–war blues could be demarcated by the use of electrification and amplification of ... More
3. Ocean floor

3. Ocean floor  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0003
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9780199655076
‘Ocean floor’ examines the morphology, composition, sediment cover, and cycles of change of the ocean floor. The jigsaw puzzle of tectonic plates and their movement about the Earth ... More
5. How did people think?

5. How did people think?  

Paul Bahn

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0005
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9780199657438
‘Cognitive archaeologists’, or ‘coggies’, spend their time trying to work out exactly what ancient people believed in, thought, and how they engaged in their social relations. ‘How did ... More
8. Minorities and sororities

8. Minorities and sororities  

Paul Bahn

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199657438
Since the 1970s, archaeologists (and anthropologists) have been faced with false accusations of racism, Eurocentrism, neocolonialism, grave-robbing, and male chauvinism. The archaeologist's ... More
4. Earth’s surface and the cycling of minerals

4. Earth’s surface and the cycling of minerals  

David Vaughan

in Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682843.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199682843
‘Earth’s surface and the cycling of minerals’ considers the rock cycle, which has two parts. The first is driven by the heat coming from the Earth’s interior and involves interactions ... More
5. Minerals and the living world

5. Minerals and the living world  

David Vaughan

in Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682843.003.0005
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9780199682843
‘Minerals and the living world’ considers various mineral–microbe interactions, biomineralization, and how minerals interact with the human body and human health. Biomineralization is the ... More
4. The Sources

4. The Sources  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199545728
How do we know what we know about Islamic history? ‘The sources’ attempts to answer this question. The documents of Cairo Geniza, which record daily life amongst ordinary people and provide ... More
5. Music as culture

5. Music as culture  

Timothy Rice

in Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
Published Online: 
Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199794379.003.0005
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chapter
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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
8. Landscapes, art, and culture

8. Landscapes, art, and culture  

Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles

in Landscapes and Geomorphology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777479
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199565573.003.0008
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9780199565573
‘Landscapes, art, and culture’ defines cultural geomorphology. Cultural geomorphology reasons that if you find out how the people living next to a river feel about the river, then you will ... More
4. The glacial dirt machine

4. The glacial dirt machine  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191808227
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198745853
Glaciers and ice sheets create landscape change in three main ways: erosion, deposition, and deformation. The combination of these processes has given glaciers the reputation of being ... More
10. The future of the past

10. The future of the past  

Paul Bahn

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0010
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chapter
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9780199657438
Archaeology is still a young discipline. It flourishes on new advances in technology. The picture of our past is constantly changing. ‘The future of the past’ looks forward to the shape of ... More
Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Paul Bahn

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778315
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199657438
Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction reflects on the enduring popularity of archaeology — a subject which encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. ... More
Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199545728
Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and ... More
7. Political Significance

7. Political Significance  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199545728
‘Political significance’ deals with Islamic history's influence on politics. Islamic history has been used as a sharp propaganda tool, through which military and popular support for their ... More
Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction

Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Rice

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2014
Published Online: 
Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375257
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199794379.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199794379
Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction describes this growing discipline, showing how modern researchers go about studying music from around the world, looking for insights ... More

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