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Refugees: A Very Short Introduction


Gil Loescher

27 May 2021

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Refugees are one of the great contemporary challenges the world is confronting, and the international community struggles to provide adequate responses to refugee needs. Gil Loescher explores the causes and consequences of the contemporary refugee crisis for both sending and receiving states, for global order, and for refugees themselves.

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Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


Julian Stallabrass

10 December 2020

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Contemporary art has never been so popular - but the art world is changing. Julian Stallabrass explores new movements in contemporary art, from the rise of super-rich private collectors, and increasing globalisation which has expanded a formerly Western-centric focus, to the advent of the artist as a 'brand'.

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Globalization: A Very Short Introduction

Fifth Edition


Manfred B. Steger

28 May 2020

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'Globalization' is one of the defining buzzwords of our time, describing a variety of accelerating economic, political, and cultural processes that constantly change our experience of the world. The fifth edition of this Very Short Introduction provides an exploration of both the causes and effects of the phenomenon.

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Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction


Nick Jenkins

28 November 2019

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Energy supply is foundational to modern society, but damaging to the environment. This book takes a 'systems view', from extraction of primary fuel, through conversion to usable energy, and transportation to point of use. It explores initiatives to generate electricity in an environmentally benign manner, and decarbonise the supply of energy.

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Food: A Very Short Introduction


John Krebs

26 September 2013

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Drawing on a mixture of science and history, Prof Lord John Krebs looks at the development of food and the four great transitions that affected the way we eat. From issues such as the obesity crisis and sustainable agriculture to food scares and the role of new technologies, Krebs provides a fascinating exploration of the history of human food.

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Education, Globalization, and Social Change


Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown, Jo-Anne Dillabough, A. H. Halsey

13 July 2006

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