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Epilogue: The view from 2010

Epilogue: The view from 2010  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0008
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This Epilogue provides a reassessment of Keynes's legacy today compared to the last decade of the twentieth century. Recent ideas of what was significant in Keynes, and his legacy, have now ... More
1. Choice and desire

1. Choice and desire  

Michael Allingham

in Choice Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775710
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803030.003.0001
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9780192803030
‘Choice and desire’ explains that choice theory is the exploration of the reasoning which underlies coherent patterns of choice; it explores what it means to act rationally. The format of ... More
4. The General Theory

4. The General Theory  

Robert Skidelsky

in Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.003.0005
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9780199591640
The General Theory added to the field of economics for the first time a theory of demand and supply for output as a whole. Keynes showed that if demands falls short of supply, ... More
5. Togetherness

5. Togetherness  

John Polkinghorne

in Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775598
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802521.003.0005
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9780192802521
‘Togetherness’ reviews Einstein's thought experiments, each of which purported in some way to circumvent the limitations of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, and Niels Bohr's success in ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jennifer M. Gidley

in The Future: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191799549
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10.1093/actrade/9780198735281.003.0001
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9780198735281
The Introduction highlights some of the tensions one might expect when reading about the future, most notably between scientific prediction and ungrounded speculation. It discusses the many ... More
8. Generalized anxiety disorder

8. Generalized anxiety disorder  

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

in Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777486
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567157.003.0008
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9780199567157
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a relatively new concept. Worry is the main characteristic of GAD, which can be a highly debilitating illness, with profound effects on a person's ... More
9. Obsessive-compulsive disorder

9. Obsessive-compulsive disorder  

Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman

in Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777486
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10.1093/actrade/9780199567157.003.0009
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Obsessions in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are upsetting and unwanted thoughts, images, and impulses that constantly recur. So distressing are they that people with OCD use a variety ... More
3. Claiming and negotiating the Antarctic

3. Claiming and negotiating the Antarctic  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0003
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9780199697687
World political divisions are generally easy to define with a few exceptions where there is uncertainty. However, large parts of the Antarctic are claimed by seven states: Argentina, ... More
5. Entropy and thermodynamics of black holes

5. Entropy and thermodynamics of black holes  

Katherine Blundell

in Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191781612
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10.1093/actrade/9780199602667.003.0005
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9780199602667
‘Entropy and thermodynamics of black holes’ considers how the laws of thermodynamics and entropy can be applied to black holes. It discusses the work of Roger Penrose, James Bardeen, ... More
Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction  

Katherine Blundell

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191781612
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10.1093/actrade/9780199602667.001.0001
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9780199602667
Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole ... More
3. Stars

3. Stars  

James Binney

in Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191814273
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10.1093/actrade/9780198752851.003.0003
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9780198752851
Most of what we know about the Universe has been gleaned from the study of stars, and a major achievement of 20th-century science was to understand how stars work and their lifecycles from ... More
6. How do you weigh a black hole?

6. How do you weigh a black hole?  

Katherine Blundell

in Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
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9780191781612
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10.1093/actrade/9780199602667.003.0006
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9780199602667
Infra-red observations have been used by teams in California and Germany to measure the mass of the black hole at the centre of the Galaxy at just over 4 million times the mass of our Sun. ... More
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction

Keynes: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Skidelsky

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191778032
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591640.001.0001
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9780199591640
Keynes: A Very Short Introduction provides an insight into hils life and works, and explores Keynes's ethical and practical philosophy, and his monetary thought. John Maynard ... More
4. Making risk decisions

4. Making risk decisions  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

in Risk: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777714
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10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.003.0005
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9780199576203
‘Making risk decisions’ explores how people make choices about risk. Utility theory provides one simple way to make these choices. It involves ranking potential choices and using a set of ... More
7. Fundamental particles

7. Fundamental particles  

Geoff Cottrell

in Matter: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191844133
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806547.003.0007
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9780198806547
‘Fundamental particles’ introduces the ultimate building blocks of matter, which include antimatter, and describes how the world can be understood in terms of around twenty different ... More
8. Where do the elements come from?

8. Where do the elements come from?  

Geoff Cottrell

in Matter: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2019
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Mar 2019
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9780191844133
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806547.003.0008
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9780198806547
To understand where the chemical elements came from, we look at the earliest moments of the universe. ‘Where do the elements come from?’ traces the evolution of all the matter and energy in ... More
1. Big ideas

1. Big ideas  

James Binney

in Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
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9780191814273
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10.1093/actrade/9780198752851.003.0001
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9780198752851
Isaac Newton laid the foundations of astrophysics when he showed that it is possible to obtain precise quantitative predictions from appropriately defined physical laws. To do this, he had ... More
7. The forces of Nature

7. The forces of Nature  

Frank Close

in Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775956
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.003.0007
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9780192804341
‘The forces of nature’ examines the forces which act on a subatomic level. Four fundamental forces rule the universe: gravity, electromagnetic force, and the strong and weak forces. Gravity ... More
3. Darkening perplexities

3. Darkening perplexities  

John Polkinghorne

in Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775598
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802521.003.0003
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9780192802521
‘Darkening perplexities’ shows that a paradox remains: despite the physicists' ability to do the calculations, they still do not understand quantum theory. Two particular interpretative ... More
2. The light dawns

2. The light dawns  

John Polkinghorne

in Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775598
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802521.003.0002
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9780192802521
‘The light dawns’ describes the period in 1925 and 1926 when modern quantum theory became fully fledged. German theorist Werner Heisenberg, working on spectroscopy, developed matrix ... More

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