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Very Short Introductions

Extra support for the new A Levels

Very Short Introductions

Extra support for the new A Levels

The Very Short Introductions series contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject. Our editors have selected those that support the new A level specification to help stretch your students.

These pocket-sized books are ideal for A Level students, especially in preparation for University study. They are the perfect way to get ahead and even further knowledge of a subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


  • The Times

    ...a fascinating series of 'all you need to know' introductions by experts to complex topics

  • The Bookseller

    Great price, beautifully designed and produced, authoritative content and inviting subjects covered - if only all publishing hit these heights.

  • The Independent

    Expert, concise but far from bland, Oxford's 'Very Short Introductions' series must rank by now as a thinking reader's Wikipedia"

    Boyd Tonkin

  • The Guardian

    I absolutely LOVE the VSI series. It's just so well produced - excellent writing and interesting topics. Just a superb overall series to dive into.

    Grrl Scientist

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