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              The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

              The Sun: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Judge, Philip

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              Without the Sun, our planet - and life on it - would not exist. As our nearest star, the Sun is also important for astronomers and still presents many puzzles. Philip Judge explains what we know about the Sun's structure and evolution, solar phenomena, and the impact of solar act...ivity on the Earth.
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              ISBN 9780198832690
              Released NZ 7 May 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Very Short Introductions
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              Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

              Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Bayne, Tim

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              Philosophy of religion contains some of our most burning questions about the role of religion in the world, and the relationship between believers and God. Tim Bayne considers the core debates surrounding the concept of God; the relationship between faith and reason; and the prob...lem of evil, before looking at reincarnation and the afterlife.
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              ISBN 9780198754961
              Released NZ 8 Mar 2018
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction

              The Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cohen, Charles L.

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              Connected by their veneration of the One God proclaimed by Abraham, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share much beyond their origins in the ancient Israel of the Old Testament. This Very Short Introduction explores the intertwined histories of these monotheistic religions, from t...he emergence of Christianity and Islam to the violence of the Crusades and the cultural exchanges of al-Andalus.
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              ISBN 9780190654344
              Released NZ 22 Jan 2020
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction
                

              Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Blundell, Stephen J.

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              What is that strange and mysterious force that pulls one magnet towards another, yet seems to operate through empty space? This is the elusive force of magnetism. In this Very Short Introduction Stephen J. Blundell considers early theories of magnetism, the discovery that Earth i...s a magnet, and the importance of magnetism in modern technology.
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              ISBN 9780199601202
              Released NZ 27 Aug 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction
               

              Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Freeman, Daniel; Freeman, Jason

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              Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? In this Very Short Introduction we discover what anxiety is, what causes it, and how it can be treated. Looking at six major anxiety disorders, the authors introduce us to t...his most ubiquitous and essential of emotions.
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              ISBN 9780199567157
              Released NZ 24 Jul 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Devil: A Very Short Introduction
                

              The Devil: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Oldridge, Darren

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              The Devil has fascinated writers and theologians since the time of the New Testament, and inspired many dramatic and haunting works of art. Today he remains a potent image in popular culture. The Devil: A Very Short Introduction presents an introduction to the Christian Devil thr...ough the history of ideas and the lives of real people.
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              ISBN 9780199580996
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Australia: A Very Short Introduction
                 

              Australia: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Morgan, Kenneth

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              In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia; examining the main features of its history, geography, and culture and drawing attention to the distinctive features of Australian life and its indigenous popula...tion and culture.
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              ISBN 9780199589937
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction
                

              Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Gaukroger, Stephen

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              Objectivity is both an essential and elusive philosophical concept. This Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems raised by objectivity, and also deals with the way in which particular understandings of objectivity impinge on social research, scienc...e, and art.
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              ISBN 9780199606696
              Released NZ 8 Jun 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Computer: A Very Short Introduction
               

              The Computer: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Ince, Darrel

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              Computers form a vital part of most people's lives. But what is the nature of the computer? How does it work? What will the next generations of computers look like? Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers; the range of their uses, the effects of computers in ...the workplace, and novel forms such as quantum computers.
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              ISBN 9780199586592
              Released NZ 6 Dec 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction
                 

              Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

              By Wolpert, Lewis

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              The development of a single fertilized egg into a fly, an elephant, or a human baby is one the most remarkable near-miracles achieved by nature. This Very Short Introduction, written by the distinguished developmental biologist Lewis Wolpert, gives a concise account of, and explo...res, one of the liveliest areas of scientific research.
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              ISBN 9780199601196
              Released NZ 25 Oct 2011
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Very Short Introductions
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