Database of the Week: Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press

Very Short Introductions, from Oxford University Press, offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable. A full list of titles is available. New titles are added each month. 

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