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A Dictionary of Space Exploration

E. Julius Dasch.

January 2005; published online January 2006.

Book. Subjects: space and time. 2189 pages.160636 words.

Written by a team of experts, this dictionary covers the fascinating world of space exploration and every aspect of the technology involved. It explains the jargon used in space...

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Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

Nigel Calder.

January 2003; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: history of science and technology. 119 pages.298891 words.

‘The ideal compendium for non-scientists of any age’ Sunday Times

This is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern science,...

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The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life

Edited by Andrew Campbell and John Dawes.

January 2005; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: zoology and animal sciences. 51 pages.157385 words.

A breathtaking insight into underwater life, this Encyclopedia offers unrivalled coverage of the fish and aquatic invertebrates that inhabit our rivers, lakes, and oceans. It describes in...

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Dreaming

J. Allan Hobson.

April 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 168 pages.

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction provides an increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. It explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting...

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Schizophrenia

Chris Frith and Eve C. Johnstone.

May 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: neuropsychology. 208 pages.

Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction considers a common mental disorder that has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families. While patients typically hear voices in their...

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Evolution

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth.

June 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: evolutionary biology. 160 pages.

Evolution: A Very Short Introduction explains the crucial role of evolutionary biology in transforming our view of human origins and relation to the universe, and the impact of this idea on...

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Quantum Theory

John Polkinghorne.

May 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: quantum physics. 128 pages.

Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and...

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The History of Astronomy

Michael Hoskin.

May 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: history of science and technology; astronomy and cosmology. 136 pages.

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction traces the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century and the...

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The Earth

Martin Redfern.

June 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: earth sciences and geography. 160 pages.

The Earth: A Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to the processes that govern the changing geology of the Earth. About 30 years ago, two things happened that began to...

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Cryptography

Fred Piper and Sean Murphy.

May 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: applied mathematics. 160 pages.

Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction provides a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection — subjects of considerable social and political importance. It...

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