Very Short Introductions

Book series

Very Short Introductions
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AuthorVarious
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press 22
Published1995–present
Media typePrint (paperback), e-book
No. of books650+ (List of books)
OCLC911799103
Websitewww.veryshortintroductions.com

Very Short Introductions (VSI) is a book series published by the Oxford University Press (OUP). The books are concise introductions to particular subjects, intended for a general audience but written by experts. Most are under 200 pages long. While authors may present personal viewpoints, the books are meant to be "balanced and complete" as well as thought provoking.[1]

The series began in 1995, and by April 2018 there were 607 titles, published or announced.[2][3] The books have been commercially successful,[4] and have been published in more than 25 languages.[5] Institutions can subscribe to an online service to allow their users to read the books.[6]

Most of the books have been written specifically for the series, but around 60 were recycled from earlier OUP publications: several had been in OUP's Past Masters series, and numbers 17–24 used chapters from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain (1984).

List of books in the series

# Topic Author(s) UK print publication date Original publication Category
001 Classics Mary Beard, John Henderson 24 February 2000 1995
002 Music Nicholas Cook 24 February 2000
25 February 2021 (2nd ed.)
1998 music
003 Buddhism Damien Keown 24 February 2000
28 February 2013 (2nd ed.)
1996 religion
004 Literary Theory Jonathan Culler 24 February 2000
28 July 2011 (2nd ed.)
1997 literature
005 Hinduism Kim Knott 24 February 2000
1 May 2016 (2nd ed.)
1998 religion
006 Psychology Gillian Butler, Freda McManus 24 February 2000
23 January 2014 (2nd ed.)
1998 psychology
007 Islam Malise Ruthven 24 February 2000
26 January 2012 (2nd ed.)
1997 religion
008 Politics Kenneth Minogue 24 February 2000 1995 politics
009 Theology David F. Ford 24 February 2000
24 October 2013 (2nd ed.)
1999 religion
010 Archaeology Paul Bahn (illustrator: Bill Tidy) 24 February 2000
30 August 2012 (2nd ed.)
1996 archaeology
011 Judaism Norman Solomon 24 February 2000
28 August 2014 (2nd ed.)
1996 religion
012 Sociology Steve Bruce 24 February 2000
27 September 2018 (2nd ed.)
1999 sociology
013 The Koran Michael Cook 24 February 2000 religion
014 The Bible John Riches 24 February 2000
28 October 2021 (2nd ed.)
religion
015 Social and Cultural Anthropology John Monaghan, Peter Just 24 February 2000 sociology
016 History John Arnold 24 February 2000 history
017 Roman Britain Peter Salway 10 August 2000
1 August 2015 (2nd ed.)
Chapter from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984 history – UK
018 The Anglo-Saxon Age John Blair 10 August 2000 Chapter from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984 history – UK
019 Medieval Britain John Gillingham, Ralph A. Griffiths 10 August 2000 Chapters from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984 history – UK
020 The Tudors John Guy 10 August 2000
29 August 2013 (2nd ed.)
Chapter from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984 history – UK
021 Stuart Britain John Morrill 10 August 2000 Chapter from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984 history – UK
022 Eighteenth-Century Britain Paul Langford 10 August 2000 Chapter from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984 history – UK
023 Nineteenth-Century Britain Christopher Harvie, H. C. G. Matthew 10 August 2000 Chapters from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984 history – UK
024 Twentieth-Century Britain Kenneth O. Morgan 10 August 2000 Chapter from The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984 history – UK
025 Heidegger Michael Inwood 12 October 2000
24 January 2019 (2nd ed.)
Past Masters series, 1997 philosophy
026 Ancient philosophy Julia Annas 12 October 2000 philosophy
027 Socrates C. C. W. Taylor 12 October 2000
22 August 2019 (2nd ed.)
Past Masters series, 1998 philosophy
028 Marx Peter Singer 12 October 2000
22 March 2018 (2nd ed.)
Past Masters series, 1980 philosophy
029 Logic Graham Priest 12 October 2000
26 October 2017 (2nd ed.)
philosophy
030 Descartes Tom Sorell 12 October 2000 Past Masters series, 1987 philosophy
031 Machiavelli Quentin Skinner 12 October 2000
25 July 2019 (2nd ed.)
Past Masters series, 1981 philosophy
032 Aristotle Jonathan Barnes 12 October 2000 Past Masters series, 1982 philosophy
033 Hume A. J. Ayer 12 October 2000 Past Masters series, 1980 philosophy
033 Hume James A. Harris 23 September 2021 philosophy
034 Nietzsche Michael Tanner 19 October 2000 Past Masters series, 1987 philosophy
035 Darwin Jonathan Howard 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1982 biology
036 The European Union John Pinder, Simon Usherwood 22 February 2001
13 December 2007 (2nd ed.)
25 July 2013 (3rd ed.)
25 January 2018 (4th ed.)
037 Gandhi Bhikhu Parekh 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1997 politics
038 Augustine Henry Chadwick 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1986 philosophy
039 Intelligence Ian J. Deary 22 February 2001 psychology
040 Jung Anthony Stevens 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1994 psychology
041 Buddha Michael Carrithers 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1983 religion
042 Paul E. P. Sanders 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1991 religion
043 Continental philosophy Simon Critchley 22 February 2001 philosophy
044 Galileo Stillman Drake 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1980 science
045 Freud Anthony Storr 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1989 psychology
046 Wittgenstein A. C. Grayling 22 February 2001 Past Masters series, 1988 philosophy
047 Indian philosophy Sue Hamilton 22 February 2001 Non-VSI, 2000 philosophy
048 Rousseau Robert Wokler 23 August 2001 Past Masters series, 1995 philosophy
049 Hegel Peter Singer 23 August 2001 Past Masters series, 1983 philosophy
050 Kant Roger Scruton 23 August 2001 Past Masters series, 1982 philosophy
051 Cosmology Peter Coles 23 August 2001 science
052 Drugs Leslie Iversen 23 August 2001
23 June 2016 (2nd ed.)
medicine
053 Russian literature Catriona Kelly 23 August 2001 literature
054 The French Revolution William Doyle 23 August 2001
28 November 2019 (2nd ed.)
history
055 Philosophy Edward Craig 21 February 2002
24 September 2020 (2nd ed.)
Non-VSI, 2002 philosophy
056 Barthes Jonathan Culler 21 February 2002 Modern Masters series, Fontana Press, 1983 philosophy
057 Animal rights David DeGrazia 21 February 2002
058 Kierkegaard Patrick Gardiner 21 February 2002 Past Masters series, 1988 philosophy
059 Russell A. C. Grayling 21 February 2002 Past Masters series, 1996 philosophy
060 Shakespeare[n 1] Germaine Greer 21 February 2002 Past Masters series, 1986 literature
William Shakespeare[n 1] Stanley Wells 23 April 2015 literature
061 Clausewitz Michael Howard 21 February 2002 Past Masters series, 1983 military
062 Schopenhauer Christopher Janaway 21 February 2002 Past Masters series, 1994 philosophy
063 The Russian Revolution S. A. Smith 21 February 2002 history
064 Hobbes Richard Tuck 30 May 2002 Past Masters series, 1989 philosophy
065 World music Philip V. Bohlman 30 May 2002
23 July 2020 (2nd ed.)
music
066 Mathematics Timothy Gowers 22 August 2002 mathematics
067 Philosophy of science Samir Okasha 30 May 2002
28 July 2016 (2nd ed.)
philosophy
068 Cryptography Fred Piper, Sean Murphy 30 May 2002 mathematics
069 Quantum Theory John Polkinghorne 30 May 2002 physics
070 Spinoza Roger Scruton 30 May 2002 Past Masters series, 1986 philosophy
071 Choice Theory Michael Allingham 22 August 2002
072 Architecture Andrew Ballantyne 22 August 2002 architecture
073 Poststructuralism Catherine Belsey 22 August 2002
074 Postmodernism Christopher Butler 10 October 2002
075 Democracy Bernard Crick 10 October 2002 politics
076 Empire Stephen Howe 22 August 2002 politics
077 Fascism Kevin Passmore 22 August 2002
29 May 2014 (2nd ed.)
politics
078 Terrorism Charles Townshend 10 October 2002
8 September 2011 (2nd ed.)
24 May 2018 (3rd ed.)
politics – military
079 Plato Julia Annas 13 February 2003 philosophy
080 Ethics Simon Blackburn 8 May 2003
28 January 2021 (2nd ed.)
Being Good: An Introduction to Ethics, 2001
rev. 2003
philosophy – religion
081 Emotion Dylan Evans 13 February 2003
26 September 2019 (2nd ed.)
Emotion: The Science of Sentiment, 2001 psychology
082 Northern Ireland Marc Mulholland 23 January 2003 The Longest War: Northern Ireland's Troubled History, 2002 history
083 Art Theory Cynthia Freeland 13 February 2003 But Is It Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory, 2001 art
084 Locke John Dunn 8 May 2003 Past Masters series, 1984 philosophy
085 Modern Ireland Senia Paseta 27 March 2003 history
086 Globalization Manfred Steger 27 March 2003
22 January 2009 (2nd ed.)
4 April 2013 (3rd ed.)
27 April 2017 (4th ed.)
28 May 2020 (5th ed.)
politics
087 The Cold War Robert J. McMahon 27 March 2003
25 February 2021 (2nd ed.)
history – military
088 The History of Astronomy Michael Hoskin 8 May 2003 science
089 Schizophrenia Chris Frith, Eve C. Johnstone 22 May 2003 psychology
090 The Earth Martin Redfern 26 June 2003 science
091 Engels Terrell Carver 22 May 2003 Past Masters series, 1981 philosophy
092 British Politics Tony Wright 22 May 2003
30 May 2013 (2nd ed.)
25 June 2020 (3rd ed.)
politics
093 Linguistics P. H. Matthews 24 April 2003 linguistics
094 The Celts Barry Cunliffe 26 June 2003 sociology
095 Ideology Michael Freeden 26 June 2003
096 Prehistory Chris Gosden 26 June 2003
28 June 2018 (2nd ed.)
history
097 Political philosophy David Miller 26 June 2003 philosophy – politics
098 Postcolonialism Robert J.C. Young 26 June 2003
22 October 2020 (2nd ed.)
history
099 Atheism Julian Baggini 26 June 2003
26 August 2021 (2nd ed.)
religion
100 Evolution Brian Charlesworth, Deborah Charlesworth 26 June 2003
6 July 2017 (2nd ed.)
biology
101 Molecules Philip Ball 27 November 2003 Stories of the Invisible: A Guided Tour of Molecules, 2001 chemistry
102 Art history Dana Arnold 22 January 2004 art
103 Presocratic Philosophy Catherine Osborne 22 April 2004 philosophy
104 The Elements Philip Ball 8 April 2004 The Ingredients: A Guided Tour of the Elements, 2002 chemistry
105 Dada and Surrealism David Hopkins 8 April 2004 art
106 Egyptian Myth Geraldine Pinch 22 April 2004 myth
107 Christian art Beth Williamson 24 June 2004 art
108 Capitalism James Fulcher 13 May 2004
1 August 2015 (2nd ed.)
politics
109 Particle physics Frank Close 13 May 2004 physics
110 Free will Thomas Pink 24 June 2004 philosophy
111 Myth Robert A. Segal 8 July 2004
1 September 2015 (2nd ed.)
myth
112 Ancient Egypt Ian Shaw 22 July 2004
28 January 2021 (2nd ed.)
history
113 Hieroglyphs Penelope Wilson 12 August 2004 Sacred Signs: Hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt, 2003 linguistics
114 Medical ethics Tony Hope 23 September 2004
22 November 2018 (2nd ed.)
medicine
115 Kafka Ritchie Robertson 28 October 2004
116 Anarchism Colin Ward 21 October 2004 politics
117 Ancient warfare Harry Sidebottom 25 November 2004 military
118 Global warming Mark Maslin 25 November 2004
27 November 2008 (2nd ed.)
23 October 2014 (3rd ed.)
19 August 2021 (4th ed.)
In the 3rd edition the title has changed to Climate change science
119 Christianity Linda Woodhead 25 November 2004
4 September 2014 (2nd ed.)
religion
120 Modern art David Cottington 24 February 2005 art
121 Consciousness Susan Blackmore 24 March 2005
14 September 2017 (2nd ed.)
psychology
122 Foucault Gary Gutting 24 March 2005
26 September 2019 (2nd ed.)
philosophy
123 The Spanish Civil War Helen Graham 24 March 2005 history
124 The Marquis de Sade John Phillips 28 July 2005 philosophy
125 Habermas Gordon Finlayson 26 May 2005 philosophy
126 Socialism Michael Newman 28 July 2005
24 September 2020 (2nd ed.)
politics
127 Dreaming J. Allan Hobson 21 April 2005 Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep, 2002 psychology
128 Dinosaurs David Norman 28 July 2005
28 December 2017 (2nd ed.)
biology
129 Renaissance Art Geraldine A. Johnson 21 April 2005 history
130 Buddhist ethics Damien Keown 23 June 2005
25 June 2020 (2nd ed.)
religion
131 Tragedy Adrian Poole 11 August 2005
132 Sikhism Eleanor Nesbitt 22 September 2005
28 April 2016 (2nd ed.)
religion
133 The History of Time Leofranc Holford-Strevens 11 August 2005 science
134 Nationalism Steven Grosby 8 September 2005 politics
135 The World Trade Organization Amrita Narlikar 8 September 2005 politics
136 Design John Heskett 23 June 2005 Toothpicks and Logos: Design in Everyday Life, 2002
137 The Vikings Julian D. Richards 8 September 2005 sociology
138 Fossils Keith Thomson 13 October 2005 biology
139 Journalism Ian Hargreaves 15 September 2005
28 August 2014 (2nd ed.)
Journalism: Truth or Dare?, 2003 literature
140 The Crusades Christopher Tyerman 13 October 2005 Fighting for Christendom: Holy War and the Crusades, 2004 religion
141 Feminism Margaret Walters 27 October 2005 politics
142 Human evolution Bernard Wood 3 November 2005
27 June 2019 (2nd ed.)
biology
143 The Dead Sea Scrolls Timothy Lim 24 November 2005
23 March 2017 (2nd ed.)
religion
144 The Brain Michael O'Shea 8 December 2005 biology
145 Global Catastrophes Bill McGuire 26 January 2006
28 August 2014 (2nd ed.)
A Guide to the End of the World: Everything You Never Wanted to Know, 2002
146 Contemporary art Julian Stallabrass 23 March 2006
10 December 2020 (2nd ed.)
Art Incorporated: The Story of Contemporary Art, 2004 art
147 Philosophy of Law Raymond Wacks 18 May 2006
27 February 2014 (2nd ed.)
law
148 The Renaissance Jerry Brotton 27 April 2006 The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo, 2002 history
149 Anglicanism Mark Chapman 22 June 2006 religion
150 The Roman Empire Christopher Kelly 24 August 2006 history
151 Photography Steven Edwards 24 August 2006 photography
152 Psychiatry Tom Burns 21 September 2006
25 October 2018 (2nd ed.)
psychology
153 Existentialism Thomas Flynn 12 October 2006 philosophy
154 The First World War Michael Howard 25 January 2007 Non-VSI, 2002 history
155 Fundamentalism Malise Ruthven 25 January 2007 Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning, 2004 religion
156 Economics Partha Dasgupta 22 February 2007 economics
157 International Migration Khalid Koser 22 February 2007
23 June 2016 (2nd ed.)
politics
158 Newton Rob Iliffe 25 January 2007 physics
159 Chaos Lenny Smith 22 February 2007 physics
160 African History John Parker, Richard Rathbone 22 March 2007 history
161 Racism Ali Rattansi 22 March 2007 politics
162 Kabbalah Joseph Dan 30 August 2007 Non-VSI, 2006 religion
163 Human Rights Andrew Clapham 28 June 2007
1 February 2016 (2nd ed.)
politics
164 International Relations Paul Wilkinson
Christian Reus-Smit
26 July 2007
23 April 2020 (different author)
politics
165 The American Presidency Charles O. Jones 11 October 2007
23 June 2016 (2nd ed.)
history – U.S.
166 The Great Depression and The New Deal Eric Rauchway 24 April 2008 history – U.S.
167 Classical Mythology Helen Morales 23 August 2007 myth
168 The New Testament as Literature Kyle Keefer 27 November 2008 religion
169 American Political Parties and Elections L. Sandy Maisel 27 September 2007
23 June 2016 (2nd ed.)
politics
170 Bestsellers John Sutherland 25 October 2007 literature
171 Geopolitics Klaus Dodds 25 October 2007
26 June 2014 (2nd ed.)
25 July 2019 (3rd ed.)
politics
172 Antisemitism Steven Beller 22 November 2007
1 December 2015 (2nd ed.)
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173 Game theory Ken Binmore 25 October 2007 mathematics
174 HIV/AIDS Alan Whiteside 24 January 2008
24 November 2016 (2nd ed.)
medicine
175 Documentary film Patricia Aufderheide 24 January 2008 film
176 Modern China Rana Mitter 28 February 2008
1 April 2016 (2nd ed.)
history
177 The Quakers Pink Dandelion 28 February 2008 religion
178 German literature Nicholas Boyle 28 February 2008 literature
179 Nuclear Weapons Joseph M. Siracusa 20 March 2008
23 April 2015 (2nd ed.)
24 September 2020 (3rd ed.)
military
180 Law Raymond Wacks 27 March 2008
1 February 2016 (2nd ed.)
law
181 The Old Testament Michael Coogan 22 May 2008 religion
182 Galaxies John Gribbin 27 March 2008 astronomy
183 Mormonism Richard Bushman 26 June 2008 religion
184 Religion in America Timothy Beal 25 September 2008 religion
185 Geography John A. Matthews, David T. Herbert 22 May 2008 geography
186 The Meaning of Life Terry Eagleton 24 April 2008 Non-VSI, 2007 philosophy
187 Sexuality Veronique Mottier 24 April 2008 psychology
188 Nelson Mandela Elleke Boehmer 17 July 2008 politics
189 Science and Religion Thomas Dixon, Adam Shapiro 24 July 2008
February 2022 (2nd ed.)
science – religion
190 Relativity Russell Stannard 24 July 2008 physics
191 The History of Medicine William Bynum 31 July 2008 medicine
192 Citizenship Richard Bellamy 25 September 2008 politics
193 The History of Life Michael J. Benton 27 November 2008 biology
194 Memory Jonathan K. Foster 6 November 2008 psychology
195 Autism Uta Frith 23 October 2008 medicine
196 Statistics David J. Hand 23 October 2008 mathematics
197 Scotland Rab Houston 27 November 2008 history
198 Catholicism Gerald O'Collins 27 November 2008
25 May 2017 (2nd ed.)
religion
199 The United Nations Jussi M. Hanhimäki 30 October 2008
2 June 2015 (2nd ed.)
politics
200 Free speech Nigel Warburton 26 February 2009 politics
201 The Apocryphal Gospels Paul Foster 26 February 2009 religion
202 Modern Japan Christopher Goto-Jones 23 April 2009 history
203 Lincoln Allen C. Guelzo 26 February 2009 history – U.S
204 Superconductivity Stephen J. Blundell 28 May 2009 physics
205 Nothing Frank Close 25 June 2009 The Void, 2007
206 Biography Hermione Lee 9 July 2009 literature
207 The Soviet Union Stephen Lovell 23 July 2009 history
208 Writing and Script Andrew Robinson 27 August 2009 literature
209 Communism Leslie Holmes 27 August 2009 politics
210 Fashion Rebecca Arnold 22 October 2009 art
211 Forensic science Jim Fraser 25 February 2010 science
212 Puritanism Francis J. Bremer 24 September 2009 religion
213 The Reformation Peter Marshall 22 October 2009 religion
214 Thomas Aquinas Fergus Kerr 5 November 2009 religion
215 Deserts Nick Middleton 26 November 2009 geography
216 The Norman Conquest George Garnett 26 November 2009 history – UK
217 Biblical archaeology Eric H. Cline 26 November 2009 archaeology
218 The Reagan Revolution Gil Troy 3 December 2009 history – U.S.
219 The Book of Mormon Terryl Givens 21 January 2010 religion
220 Islamic History Adam J. Silverstein 21 January 2010 history – religion
221 Privacy Raymond Wacks 21 January 2010
26 March 2015 (2nd ed.)
politics
222 Neoliberalism Manfred Steger, Ravi K. Roy 21 January 2010
28 January 2021 (2nd ed.)
politics
223 Progressivism Walter Nugent 25 February 2010 politics
224 Epidemiology Rodolfo Saracci 25 February 2010 medicine
225 Information Luciano Floridi 25 February 2010
226 The Laws of Thermodynamics Peter Atkins 25 March 2010 Four Laws That Drive the Universe, 2007 physics
227 Innovation Mark Dodgson, David Gann 25 March 2010
23 August 2018 (2nd ed.)
science
228 Witchcraft Malcolm Gaskill 25 March 2010 religion
229 The New Testament Luke Timothy Johnson 22 April 2010 religion
230 French literature John D. Lyons 22 April 2010 literature
231 Film music Kathryn Kalinak 27 May 2010 music
232 Druids Barry Cunliffe 27 May 2010 sociology
233 German philosophy Andrew Bowie 27 May 2010 philosophy
234 Advertising Winston Fletcher 24 June 2010 business
235 Forensic psychology David Canter 17 June 2010 psychology
236 Modernism Christopher Butler 29 July 2010 philosophy
237 Leadership Keith Grint 29 July 2010
238 Christian ethics D. Stephen Long 29 July 2010 religion
239 Tocqueville Harvey Mansfield 24 June 2010 politics
240 Landscapes and Geomorphology Andrew Goudie, Heather Viles 26 August 2010 geology
241 Spanish Literature Jo Labanyi 26 August 2010 literature
242 Diplomacy Joseph M. Siracusa 26 August 2010
6 July 2021 (2nd ed.)
For the second edition the title has changed to Diplomatic History politics
243 North American Indians Theda Perdue, Michael D. Green 26 August 2010 history – U.S.
244 The U.S. Congress Donald Ritchie 10 June 2010
22 September 2016 (2nd ed.)
politics
245 Romanticism Michael Ferber 23 September 2010
246 Utopianism Lyman Tower Sargent 23 September 2010 politics
247 The Blues Elijah Wald 24 June 2010 music
248 Keynes Robert Skidelsky 7 October 2010 economics
249 English literature Jonathan Bate 7 October 2010 literature
250 Agnosticism Robin LePoidevin 28 October 2010 religion
251 Aristocracy William Doyle 25 November 2010 politics
252 Martin Luther Scott H. Hendrix 21 October 2010 religion
253 Michael Faraday Frank A.J.L. James 25 November 2010 physics
254 Planets David A. Rothery 25 November 2010 astronomy
255 Pentecostalism William K. Kay 27 January 2011 religion
256 Humanism Stephen Law 27 January 2011 religion
257 Folk music Mark Slobin 24 February 2011 music
258 Late Antiquity Gillian Clark 24 February 2011 history
259 Genius Andrew Robinson 24 February 2011 psychology
260 Numbers Peter M. Higgins 24 February 2011 mathematics
261 Muhammad Jonathan A.C. Brown 24 March 2011 religion
262 Beauty Roger Scruton 24 March 2011 Non-VSI, 2009
263 Critical theory Stephen Eric Bronner 5 May 2011
26 October 2017 (2nd ed.)
264 Organizations Mary Jo Hatch 24 March 2011 business
265 Early Music Thomas Forrest Kelly 9 June 2011 music
266 The Scientific Revolution Lawrence M. Principe 28 April 2011 history – science
267 Cancer Nick James 26 May 2011 medicine
268 Nuclear power Maxwell Irvine 26 May 2011 physics
269 Paganism Owen Davies 26 May 2011 religion
270 Risk Baruch Fischhoff, John Kadvany 26 May 2011
271 Science fiction David Seed 23 June 2011 literature
272 Herodotus Jennifer T. Roberts 23 June 2011 history
273 Conscience Paul Strohm 23 June 2011 philosophy
274 American Immigration David A. Gerber 23 June 2011 history – U.S.
275 Jesus Richard Bauckham 28 July 2011 religion
276 Viruses Dorothy H. Crawford 28 July 2011
22 March 2018
biology
277 Protestantism Mark A. Noll 25 August 2011 religion
278 Derrida Simon Glendinning 25 August 2011 philosophy
279 Madness Andrew T. Scull 25 August 2011 psychology
280 Developmental biology Lewis Wolpert 25 August 2011 biology
281 Dictionaries Lynda Mugglestone 18 August 2011 literature
282 Global Economic History Robert C. Allen 15 September 2011 economics
283 Multiculturalism Ali Rattansi 22 September 2011
284 Environmental economics Stephen Smith 22 September 2011 economics
285 The Cell Terence Allen, Graham Cowling 29 September 2011 biology
286 Ancient Greece Paul Cartledge 27 October 2011 history
287 Angels David Albert Jones 27 October 2011 religion
288 Children's literature Kimberley Reynolds 6 October 2011 literature
289 The Periodic Table Eric R. Scerri 27 October 2011
25 July 2019 (2nd ed.)
chemistry
290 Modern France Vanessa R. Schwartz 27 October 2011 history
291 Reality Jan Westerhoff 24 November 2011 philosophy
292 The Computer Darrel Ince 24 November 2011 science
293 The Animal Kingdom Peter Holland 24 November 2011 biology
294 Colonial Latin American Literature Rolena Adorno 24 November 2011 literature
295 Sleep Steven W. Lockley, Russell G. Foster 22 March 2012 medicine
296 The Aztecs David Carrasco 26 January 2012 history
297 The Cultural Revolution Richard Curt Kraus 26 January 2012 history
298 Modern Latin American Literature Roberto González Echevarría 26 January 2012 literature
299 Magic Owen Davies 26 January 2012
300 Film Michael Wood 26 January 2012 film
301 The Conquistadors Matthew Restall, Felipe Fernández-Armesto 23 February 2012 history
302 Chinese literature Sabina Knight 23 February 2012 literature
303 Stem Cells Jonathan Slack 23 February 2012
23 September 2021 (2nd ed.)
biology
304 Italian literature Peter Hainsworth, David Robey 23 February 2012 literature
305 The History of Mathematics Jacqueline Stedall 23 February 2012 mathematics
306 The U.S. Supreme Court Linda Greenhouse 22 March 2012
23 July 2020 (2nd ed.)
politics – U.S.
307 Plague Paul Slack 22 March 2012
24 June 2021 (2nd ed.)
medicine
308 Russian History Geoffrey Hosking 29 March 2012 history
309 Engineering David Blockley 22 March 2012 engineering
310 Probability John Haigh 26 April 2012 mathematics
311 Rivers Nick Middleton 26 April 2012 geography
312 Plants Timothy Walker 26 April 2012 biology
313 Anaesthesia Aidan O'Donnell 26 April 2012 medicine
314 The Mongols Morris Rossabi 26 April 2012 history
315 The Devil Darren Oldridge 31 May 2012 religion
316 Objectivity Stephen Gaukroger 24 May 2012 philosophy
317 Magnetism Stephen J. Blundell 28 June 2012 physics
318 Anxiety Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman 31 May 2012 psychology
319 Australia Kenneth Morgan 31 May 2012 history
320 Languages Stephen Anderson 28 June 2012 linguistics
321 Magna Carta Nicholas Vincent 28 June 2012 politics
322 Stars Andrew King 26 July 2012 astronomy
323 The Antarctic Klaus Dodds 26 July 2012 geography
324 Radioactivity Claudio Tuniz 26 July 2012 physics
325 Trust Katherine Hawley 23 August 2012 politics
326 Metaphysics Stephen Mumford 30 August 2012 philosophy
327 The Roman Republic David M. Gwynn 30 August 2012 history
328 Borders Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen 27 September 2012 politics
329 The Gothic Nick Groom 27 September 2012 sociology
330 Robotics Alan Winfield 27 September 2012 science
331 Civil engineering David Muir Wood 27 September 2012 engineering
332 The Orchestra D. Kern Holoman 25 October 2012 music
333 Governance Mark Bevir 25 October 2012 politics
334 American History Paul S. Boyer 9 August 2012 history – U.S.
335 Networks Guido Caldarelli, Michele Catanzaro 25 October 2012 science
336 Spirituality Philip Sheldrake 29 November 2012 religion
337 Work Stephen Fineman 29 November 2012 economics
338 Martyrdom Jolyon Mitchell 29 November 2012 religion
339 Colonial America Alan Taylor 29 November 2012 history – U.S.
340 Rastafari Ennis B. Edmonds 20 December 2012 religion
341 Comedy Matthew Bevis 20 December 2012 literature
342 The Avant-Garde David Cottington 31 January 2013 art
343 Thought Tim Bayne 31 January 2013 psychology
344 The Napoleonic Wars Mike Rapport 31 January 2013 history
345 Medical law Charles Foster 28 February 2013 medicine – law
346 Rhetoric Richard Toye 28 March 2013 literature
347 Education Gary Thomas 28 March 2013
23 September 2021 (2nd ed.)
education
348 Mao Delia Davin 25 April 2013 politics
349 The British Constitution Martin Loughlin 25 April 2013 politics
350 American politics Richard M. Valelly 28 March 2013 politics
351 The Silk Road James A. Millward 26 April 2013 history
352 Bacteria Sebastian G. B. Amyes 30 May 2013 biology
353 Symmetry Ian Stewart 30 May 2013 mathematics
354 Marine biology Philip V. Mladenov 26 September 2013
1 May 2020 (2nd ed.)
biology
355 The British Empire Ashley Jackson 30 May 2013 history
356 The Trojan War Eric H. Cline 30 May 2013 history
357 Malthus Donald Winch 27 June 2013
358 Climate Mark Maslin 27 June 2013 science
359 The Palestinian–Israeli Conflict Martin Bunton 29 August 2013 history
360 Happiness Daniel M. Haybron 29 August 2013 psychology
361 Diaspora Kevin Kenny 25 July 2013 politics
362 Contemporary Fiction Robert Eaglestone 25 July 2013 literature
363 Modern War Richard English 25 July 2013 military
364 The Beats David Sterritt 25 July 2013 history
365 Sociolinguistics John Edwards 25 July 2013 linguistics
366 Food John Krebs 26 September 2013
367 Fractals Kenneth Falconer 26 September 2013 mathematics
368 Management John Hendry 24 October 2013 business
369 International security Christopher S. Browning 24 October 2013 politics
370 Astrobiology David C. Catling 24 October 2013 biology
371 Causation Stephen Mumford, Rani Lill Anjum 28 November 2013
372 Entrepreneurship Paul Westhead, Mike Wright 28 November 2013 business
373 Tibetan Buddhism Matthew T. Kapstein 24 October 2013 religion
374 The Ancient Near East Amanda H. Podany 26 December 2013 history
375 American Legal History G. Edward White 28 November 2013 law
376 Ethnomusicology Timothy Rice 23 January 2014 music
377 African Religions Jacob K. Olupona 13 March 2014 religion
378 Humour Noël Carroll 23 January 2014 literature
379 Family law Jonathan Herring 27 February 2014 law
380 The Ice Age Jamie Woodward 30 January 2014 geology
381 Revolutions Jack A. Goldstone 26 December 2013 politics
382 Classical Literature William Allan 27 March 2014 literature
383 Accounting Christopher Nobes 27 March 2014 business
384 Teeth Peter S. Ungar 27 March 2014 biology
385 Physical chemistry Peter Atkins 24 April 2014 chemistry
386 Microeconomics Avinash Dixit 24 April 2014 economics
387 Landscape architecture Ian Thompson 29 May 2014 architecture
388 The Eye Michael F. Land 29 May 2014 biology
389 The Etruscans Christopher Smith 29 May 2014 sociology
390 Nutrition David Bender 26 June 2014 medicine
391 Coral Reefs Charles Sheppard 26 June 2014
22 April 2021 (2nd ed.)
biology
392 Complexity John H. Holland 24 July 2014 science
393 Alexander the Great Hugh Bowden 24 July 2014 history
394 Hormones Martin Luck 24 July 2014 medicine
395 Confucianism Daniel K. Gardner 26 June 2014 philosophy
396 American Slavery Heather Andrea Williams 25 September 2014 history
397 African American Religion Eddie S. Glaude Jr. 28 August 2014 religion
398 God John Bowker 25 September 2014 religion
399 Genes Jonathan Slack 25 September 2014 biology
400 Knowledge Jennifer Nagel 25 September 2014 philosophy
401 Structural engineering David Blockley 25 September 2014 engineering
402 Theatre Marvin Carlson 23 October 2014 literature
403 Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture Christina Riggs 23 October 2014 art
404 The Middle Ages Miri Rubin 23 October 2014 history
405 Materials Christopher Hall 23 October 2014 engineering
406 Minerals David Vaughan 23 October 2014 geology
407 Peace Oliver P. Richmond 27 November 2014 politics
408 Iran Ali Ansari 27 November 2014 history
409 World War II Gerhard L. Weinberg 13 November 2014 military
410 Child Psychology Usha Goswami 27 November 2014 psychology
411 Sport Mike Cronin 27 November 2014
412 Exploration Stewart A. Weaver 12 March 2015 history
413 Microbiology Nicholas P. Money 4 December 2014 biology
414 Corporate social responsibility Jeremy Moon 11 December 2014 business
415 Love Ronald de Sousa 8 January 2015 philosophy
416 Psychotherapy Tom Burns (Author), Eva Burns-Lundgren (Editor) 22 January 2015 psychology
417 Chemistry Peter Atkins 26 February 2015 chemistry
418 Human Anatomy Leslie Klenerman 26 February 2015 medicine
419 The American West Stephen Aron 11 December 2014 history
420 American Political History Donald Critchlow 25 December 2014 politics
421 Ritual Barry Stephenson 22 January 2015 religion
422 American Women's History Susan Ware 22 January 2015 history - U.S.
423 Dante Peter Hainsworth, David Robey 26 February 2015 religion
424 Ancient Assyria Karen Radner 26 March 2015 history
425 Plate tectonics Peter Molnar 26 March 2015 geology
426 Corruption Leslie Holmes 23 April 2015 law
427 Pilgrimage Ian Reader 23 April 2015 religion
428 Taxation Stephen Smith 23 April 2015 economics
429 Crime Fiction Richard Bradford 28 May 2015 literature
430 Microscopy Terence Allen 1 August 2015 science
431 Forests Jaboury Ghazoul 1 August 2015 biology
432 Social work Stanley Wells 1 August 2015 sociology
433 Infectious Disease Benjamin Bolker and Marta Wayne 1 August 2015 medicine
434 Liberalism Michael Freeden 1 August 2015 politics
435 Psychoanalysis Daniel Pick 1 November 2015 psychology
436 The American Revolution Robert J. Allison 31 July 2015 history – U.S.
437 Byzantium Peter Sarris 1 October 2015 history
438 Nuclear Physics Frank Close 1 October 2015 physics
439 Social Psychology Richard J. Crisp 1 November 2015 psychology
440 Water John Finney 1 November 2015 chemistry
441 Criminal Justice Julian V. Roberts 1 November 2015 law
442 Medieval Literature Elaine Treharne 1 December 2015 literature
443 The Enlightenment John Robertson 1 December 2015 history
444 Mountains Martin F. Price 1 December 2015 geography
445 Philosophy in the Islamic World Peter Adamson 1 November 2015 philosophy
446 Light Ian A. Walmsley 1 December 2015 physics
447 Algebra Peter M. Higgins 1 December 2015 mathematics
448 Hermeneutics Jens Zimmermann 15 December 2015
449 International law Vaughan Lowe 1 February 2016 law
450 Moons David Rothery 1 January 2016 astronomy
451 Sound Mike Goldsmith 10 February 2016 physics
452 Epicureanism Catherine Wilson 1 February 2016
453 Black holes[8] Katherine Blundell 1 February 2016 physics
454 The Body Chris Shilling 1 March 2016 medicine
455 Fungi Nicolas P. Money 1 April 2016 biology
456 The History of Chemistry William H. Brock 1 April 2016 chemistry
457 Environmental Politics Andrew Dobson 1 March 2016 politics
458 Modern Drama Kirsten E. Shepherd-Barr 1 May 2016 literature
459 The Mexican Revolution Alan Knight 1 April 2016 history
460 The Founding Fathers Richard B. Bernstein 14 December 2015 history - U.S.
461 Hollywood Peter Decherney 27 January 2016 cinema
462 Goethe Ritchie Robertson 1 April 2016 literature
463 Medieval Philosophy John Marenbon 1 April 2016 philosophy
464 Earth System Science Tim Lenton 25 February 2016 science
465 Slang Jonathon Green 25 February 2016 linguistics
466 Computer Science Subrata Dasgupta 24 March 2016 science
467 Shakespeare's Comedies Bart Van Es 24 March 2016 literature
468 The Welfare State David Garland 24 March 2016
469 Crystallography A. M. Glazer 24 March 2016 chemistry
470 Astrophysics James Binney 24 March 2016 physics
471 The BRICS Andrew F. Cooper 28 April 2016
472 Decolonization Dane Kennedy 28 April 2016 history
473 Agriculture Paul Brassley, Richard Soffe 28 April 2016
474 Combinatorics Robin Wilson 28 April 2016 mathematics
475 Adolescence Peter Smith 26 May 2016 psychology
476 Isotopes Rob Ellam 19 May 2016 chemistry
477 Savannas Peter Furley 23 June 2016 geography
478 The Hebrew Bible As Literature Tod Linafelt 3 March 2016 literature
479 The Harlem Renaissance Cheryl A. Wall 25 August 2016 history
480 Babylonia Trevor Bryce 22 September 2016 history
481 Learning Mark Haselgrove 28 July 2016 education
482 Public health Virginia Berridge 28 July 2016 medicine
483 Indian Cinema Ashish Rajadhyaska 28 July 2016 cinema
484 Public Administration Stella Z. Theodoulou, Ravi K. Roy 25 August 2016
485 Molecular Biology Aysha Divan, Janice Royds 25 August 2016 biology
486 Blood Christopher Cooper 22 September 2016 biology
487 Copernicus Owen Gingerich 11 August 2016 science
488 Military Justice Eugene R. Fidell 27 October 2016 law
489 Cognitive Neuroscience Richard Passingham 22 September 2016 psychology
490 Leibniz Maria Rosa Antognazza 22 September 2016 philosophy
491 War and Technology Alex Roland 27 October 2016 warfare
492 Pandemics Christian W. McMillen 8 December 2016 medicine
493 Translation Matthew Reynolds 27 October 2016 linguistics
494 Modern Italy Anna Cento Bull 27 October 2016 geography
495 Eugenics Philippa Levine 26 January 2017
496 Ageing Nancy Pachana 24 November 2016 medicine
497 Asian American History Madeline Y. Hsu 26 January 2017 history
498 Home Michael Allen Fox 8 December 2016
499 Calvinism Jon Balserak 8 December 2016 religion
500 Measurement David J. Hand 6 October 2016 science
501 Telescopes Geoffrey Cottrell 8 December 2016 science
502 Rocks Jan Zalasiewicz 8 December 2016 geology
503 Banking John O. S. Wilson, John Goddard 8 December 2016 economics
504 Depression Mary Jane Tacchi, Jan Scott 26 January 2017 psychology
505 Behavioural Economics Michelle Baddeley 26 January 2017 economics
506 Weather Storm Dunlop 26 January 2017 science
507 Zionism Michael Stanislawski 8 December 2016 religion
508 Intellectual property Siva Vaidhyanathan 23 March 2017 law
509 The Industrial Revolution Robert C. Allen 23 February 2017 history
510 Populism Cas Mudde, Cristsbal Rovia Kalwasser 23 February 2017
511 Voltaire Nicholas Cronk 23 February 2017 philosophy
512 Gravity Timothy Clifton 23 February 2017 physics
513 Animal Behaviour Tristram D. Wyatt 23 February 2017 biology
514 Navigation Jim Bennett 23 February 2017
515 The Habsburg Empire Martyn Rady 23 March 2017 history
516 The Future Jennifer Gidley 23 March 2017
517 Circadian Rhythms Russell Foster, Leon Kreitzman 23 March 2017 biology
518 The Atmosphere Paul Palmer 23 March 2017 science
519 Infinity Ian Stewart 23 March 2017 mathematics
520 Organic Chemistry Graham Patrick 23 March 2017 chemistry
521 Clinical Psychology Susan Llewellyn, Katie Aafjes-van Doorn 27 April 2017 psychology
522 Shakespeare's Tragedies Stanley Wells 27 April 2017 literature
523 Military Strategy Antulio Joseph Echevarria 23 February 2017 warfare
524 European Union Law Anthony Arnull 25 May 2017 law
525 Multilingualism John C. Maher 25 May 2017 linguistics
526 Jewish History David N. Myers 25 May 2017 history
527 Branding Robert Jones 22 June 2017
528 Pain Rob Boddice 27 July 2017 biology
529 Oceans Dorrik Stow 27 July 2017 geography
530 Utilitarianism Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, Peter Singer 27 July 2017
531 Freemasonry Andreas Önnerfors 24 August 2017 religion
532 Heredity John Waller 24 August 2017 biology
533 Thinking and Reasoning Jonathan Evans 28 September 2017 psychology
534 Shakespeare's Sonnets and Poems Jonathan F. S. Post 28 September 2017 literature
535 Mammals T. S. Kemp 28 September 2017 biology
536 Environmental Law Elizabeth Fisher 26 October 2017 law
537 Projects Andrew Davies 26 October 2017
538 Perception Brian J. Rogers 26 October 2017 psychology
539 Big Data Dawn E. Holmes 23 November 2017
540 Modern India Craig Jeffrey 23 November 2017 geography
541 Miracles Yujin Nagasawa 23 November 2017 religion
542 Analytic Philosophy Michael Beaney 23 November 2017 philosophy
543 The History of Cinema Geoffrey Nowell-Smith 23 November 2017 cinema
544 The Immune System Paul Klenerman 30 November 2017 medicine
545 Universities and Colleges David Palfreyman, Paul Temple 28 December 2017 education
546 Monasticism Stephen J. Davis 25 January 2018 religion
547 Lakes Warwick F. Vincent 25 January 2018 geography
548 The Hellenistic Age Peter Thonemann 22 February 2018 history
549 The History of Physics J. L. Heilbron 25 January 2018 physics
550 Fairy Tale Marina Warner 22 February 2018 literature
551 The English Language Simon Horobin 25 January 2018 linguistics
552 Philosophy of Religion Tim Bayne 22 February 2018 religion
553 Organized Crime Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Georgios Papanicolaou 22 February 2018 criminology
554 Veterinary Science James Yeates 22 February 2018 science
555 Applied mathematics Alain Goriely 22 February 2018 mathematics
556 Comparative Literature Ben Hutchinson 22 March 2018 literature
557 Development Ian Goldin 22 March 2018
558 Anthropocene Erle C. Ellis 22 March 2018 science
559 Genomics John M. Archibald 22 March 2018 biology
560 Geophysics William Lowrie 22 March 2018 physics
561 Native American Literature Sean Teuton 19 January 2018 literature
562 Southeast Asia James R. Rush 24 May 2018 geography
563 Criminology Tim Newburn 26 April 2018 criminology
564 American Naval History Craig L. Symonds 24 May 2018 history
565 Demography Sarah Harper 24 May 2018 geography
566 The U.S. Constitution David J. Bodenhamer 8 June 2018 law
567 Decadence David Weir 22 March 2018
568 Sexual Selection Marlene Zuk, Leigh W Simmons 23 August 2018 biology
569 The Holy Roman Empire Joachim Whaley 26 July 2018 history
570 Stoicism Brad Inwood 26 July 2018 philosophy
571 Poverty Philip N. Jefferson 26 July 2018
572 Autobiography Laura Marcus 26 July 2018 literature
573 Synthetic Biology Jamie A. Davies 26 July 2018 biology
574 Geology Jan Zalasiewicz 26 July 2018 geology
575 Artificial Intelligence Margaret A. Boden 23 August 2018
576 The Book of Common Prayer Brian Cummings 23 August 2018 religion
577 American Cultural History Eric Avila 25 October 2018
578 Abolitionism Richard S. Newman 6 September 2018
579 The Psychology of Music Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis 27 December 2018 music
580 Saints Simon Yarrow 20 September 2018 religion
581 African Politics Ian Taylor 27 September 2018 politics
582 Adam Smith Christopher J. Berry 25 October 2018 philosophy
583 Glaciation David J. A. Evans 25 October 2018 geology
584 Typography Paul Luna 22 November 2018 linguistics
585 Environmental ethics Robin Attfield 13 December 2018 philosophy
586 Napoleon David A. Bell 22 November 2018 history
587 Modern architecture Adam Sharr 22 November 2018 architecture
588 Biometrics Michael Fairhurst 20 November 2018
589 The History of Childhood James Marten 25 October 2018
590 Waves Mike Goldsmith 22 November 2018 physics
591 C. S. Lewis James Como 24 January 2019 literature
592 Mathematical finance Mark H. A. Davis 24 January 2019 economics
593 Identity Florian Coulmas 28 February 2019 sociology
594 Charles Dickens Jenny Hartley 28 February 2019 literature
595 Garden History Gordon Campbell 15 February 2019
596 Reptiles Tom Kemp 24 January 2019 biology
597 Film Noir James Naremore 28 February 2019 film
598 Homer Barbara Graziosi 28 March 2019 Homer, 2016 literature
599 Matter Geoff Cottrell 28 March 2019 physics
600 Reading Belinda Jack 18 April 2019 literature - linguistics
601 Concentration Camps Dan Stone 28 March 2019 Concentration Camps: A Short History, 2017 history
602 Methodism William J. Abraham 25 April 2019 religion
603 Dyslexia Margaret J. Snowling 23 May 2019 psychology
604 Leo Tolstoy Liza Knapp 24 May 2019 literature
605 Extinction Paul B. Wignall 27 June 2019 biology
606 Physics Sidney Perkowitz 25 July 2019 physics
607 The Treaty of Versailles Michael S. Neiberg 25 April 2019 history
608 Synaesthesia Julia Simner 27 June 2019 psychology
609 American Foreign Relations Andrew Preston 25 July 2019 politics
610 Secularism Andrew Copson 11 July 2019 Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom, 2017 politics
611 Geoffrey Chaucer David Wallace 22 August 2019 Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Introduction, 2017 literature
612 Nazi Germany Jane Caplan 25 July 2019 history
613 Scepticism Duncan Pritchard 26 September 2019 philosophy
614 Poetry Bernard O'Donoghue 26 September 2019 literature
615 Orthodox Christianity A. Edward Siecienski 22 August 2019 religion
616 Aesthetics Bence Nanay 24 October 2019
617 Dynasty Jeroen Duindam 24 October 2019
618 Psychopathy Essi Viding 24 October 2019 psychology
619 Philosophy of biology Samir Okasha 28 November 2019 biology
620 Energy Systems Nick Jenkins 28 November 2019
621 Tides David George Bowers, Emyr Martyn Roberts 28 November 2019
622 Topology Richard Earl 12 December 2019 mathematics
623 Superstition Stuart Vyse 23 January 2020 religion
624 Country music Richard Carlin 23 January 2020 music
625 Korea Michael J. Seth 23 January 2020 geography
626 Trigonometry Glen Van Brummelen 23 January 2020 mathematics
627 Niels Bohr J. L. Heilbron 23 January 2020 science
628 Albert Camus Oliver Cloag 27 February 2020 literature
629 Federalism Mark J. Rozell, Clyde Wilcox 26 December 2019
630 Aerial Warfare Frank Ledwidge 26 March 2020 history
631 Renewable Energy Nick Jelley 27 February 2020
632 Prohibition W. J. Rorabaugh 16 January 2020
633 The Abrahamic Religions Charles L. Cohen 23 April 2020 religion
634 Systems Biology Eberhard O. Voit 26 March 2020 biology
635 Reconstruction Allen C. Guelzo 28 May 2020 history
636 Number theory Robin Wilson 28 May 2020 mathematics
637 Smell Matthew Cobb 28 May 2020 medicine
638 The Sun Philip Judge 23 April 2020 astronomy
639 Emile Zola Brian Nelson 23 July 2020 litereature
640 Fire Andrew C. Scott 25 June 2020 physics
641 The U.S. Civil War Louis P. Masur 22 October 2020 history - U.S.
642 American business history Walter A. Friedman 23 July 2020 history - U.S.
643 Dementia Kathleen Taylor 23 July 2020 psychology
644 Canada Donald Wright 23 July 2020 geography
645 French philosophy Stephen Gaukroger, Knox Peden 23 July 2020 philosophy
646 The Russian Economy Richard Connolly 23 July 2020 economics
647 Biogeography Mark V. Lomolino 23 July 2020 geography
648 The Ghetto Bryan Cheyette 27 August 2020
649 Ecology Jaboury Ghazoul 27 August 2020 biology
650 George Bernard Shaw Christopher Wixson 24 September 2020 literature
651 Philosophical Method Timothy Williamson 27 August 2020 philosophy
652 Soft Matter Tom McLeish 22 October 2020 physics
653 Ovid Llewelyn Morgan 24 September 2020 literature
654 Modern Brazil Anthony W. Pereira 24 September 2020 geography
655 City Planning Carl Abbott 26 November 2020
656 The Maya Matthew Restall, Amara Solari 26 November 2020 history
657 American Military History Joseph T. Glatthaar 26 November 2020 history
658 Montaigne William M. Hamlin 22 October 2020
659 Global Islam Nile Green 26 November 2020 religion
660 Volcanoes Michael J. Branney, Jan Zalasiewicz 26 November 2020 geology
661 Enzymes Paul Engel 26 November 2020 biology
662 Islamic Law Mashood A. Baderin 25 February 2021 religion
663 Marketing Kenneth Le Meunier-FitzHugh 25 February 2021
664 The Virtues Craig A. Boyd, Kevin Timpe 25 March 2021
665 War & Religion Jolyon Mitchell, Joshua Rey 25 March 2021 religion
666 The American South Charles Reagan Wilson 10 December 2020
667 Arbitration Thomas Schultz, Thomas Grant 22 April 2021
668 Philosophy of physics David Wallace 22 April 2021 philosophy
669 Religion Thomas A. Tweed 26 November 2020 religion
670 Amphibians T. S. Kemp 22 July 2021 biology
671 Silent film Donna Kornhaber 22 October 2020 film
672 Creativity Vlad Glăveanu 27 May 2021
673 Refugees Gil Loescher 27 May 2021
674 Biochemistry Mark Lorch 27 May 2021 chemistry
675 Samurai Michael Wert 24 June 2021 history
676 Horror Darryl Jones 24 June 2021 literature
677 Henry James Susan L. Mizruchi 24 June 2021
678 Human Physiology Jamie A. Davies 27 May 2021 medicine
679 Competition and Antitrust Law Ariel Ezrachi 24 June 2021 law
680 Habeas corpus Amanda L. Tyler 27 May 2021 law
681 Blasphemy Yvonne Sherwood 26 August 2021 religion
682 Jewish literature Ilan Stavans 22 July 2021 literature
683 American Intellectual History Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen 9 December 2021
684 Time Jenann Ismael 23 September 2021 science
685 James Joyce Colin MacCabe 28 October 2021 literature
686 The Virgin Mary Mary Joan Winn Leith 25 November 2021 religion
687 The Arctic Klaus Dodds, Jamie Woodward 25 November 2021 geography
688 The Short Story Andrew Kahn 9 December 2021 literature
689 Pakistan Pippa Virdee 25 November 2021 geography
690 American poetry David Caplan 25 November 2021 literature
691 Philosophy of mind Barbara Gail Montero 6 January 2022 philosophy
692 The History of Political Thought Richard Whatmore 25 November 2021 politics
693 Planetary Systems Raymond T. Pierrehumbert 9 December 2021 astronomy
694 Jane Austen Tom Keymer 27 January 2022 literature
695 Geometry Maciej Dunajski 27 April 2022 mathematics
696 John Stuart Mill Gregory Claeys 24 May 2022 politics
697 Polygamy Sarah M. S. Pearsall 31 December 2021
698 Elizabeth Bishop Jonathan F. S. Post 24 March 2022 literature
699 Human resource management Adrian Wilkinson 24 February 2022
700 Mary Shelley Charlotte Gordon 24 March 2022 literature
701 Violence Philip Dwyer 24 March 2022
702 Employment Law David Cabrelli 24 March 2022 law
703 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Freda McManus 28 April 2022 psychology
704 Theodor W. Adorno Andrew Bowie 26 May 2022 philosophy
705 Ludwig Van Beethoven Mark Evan Bonds 12 May 2022 music
706 The Spartans Andrew J. Bayliss 26 May 2022 history
707 Fluid mechanics Eric Lauga 28 April 2022 physics
708 Insects Simon Leather 23 June 2022 biology
709 Evangelicalism John G. Stackhouse Jr. 31 May 2022 religion
710 The American Judicial System Charles L. Zelden 1 September 2022 law
711 Japanese literature Alan Tansman 26 May 2022 literature
712 British cinema Charles Barr 28 July 2022 cinema
713 Poststructuralism Catherine Belsey 5 August 2022 philosophy
714 Invasive species Julie Lockwood 1 January 2023 biology
715 The Common Law Dudley Andrew 1 April 2023 law
716 Travel Writing Tim Youngs 1 April 2023 literature
717 French cinema Joshua Getzler 1 April 2023 cinema
718 Media Law Lucas A. Powe Jr. 1 January 2025 law

Boxed sets

Six boxed sets, each with a different theme, were released in 2006. Five books from the series on the given theme were included, plus the series' promotional volume A Very Short Introduction to Everything.

  • The Ballot Box
    • Politics (008)
    • Capitalism (108)
    • Democracy (075)
    • Socialism (126)
    • Fascism (077)
  • The Brain Box
    • Evolution (100)
    • Consciousness (121)
    • Intelligence (039)
    • Cosmology (051)
    • Quantum Theory (069)
  • The Thought Box
    • Hegel (049)
    • Marx (028)
    • Nietzsche (034)
    • Schopenhauer (062)
    • Kierkegaard (058)
  • The Basics Box
    • Philosophy (055)
    • Mathematics (066)
    • History (016)
    • Politics (008)
    • Psychology (006)
  • The Boom Box
    • Ancient Warfare (117)
    • Cold War (087)
    • Crusades (140)
    • French Revolution (054)
    • Spanish Civil War (123)
  • The Picture Box
    • Art History (102)
    • Renaissance Art (129)
    • Modern Art (120)
    • Architecture (072)
    • Design (136)

Design

The body text is set in Miller in some books, and others are set in OUP Argo; the front page title (and other book titles within the book) is set in Lithos; the sans-serif used for headings and in other places is OUP Argo.[citation needed]

See also

  • Découvertes Gallimard, a similar series in French of introductory books written by experts, started in 1986, noted for its fine illustration. Some titles are translated in other languages.
  • For Dummies, a similar series of introductory books.
  • Que sais-je?, a similar series in French of introductory books written by experts, started in 1941. Some titles are translated in other languages.
  • Rough Guides, whose non-travel books also cover culture and science.

Notes

  1. ^ a b Greer, Shakespeare: ISBN 978-0-19-280249-1. Wells, William Shakespeare: ISBN 978-0-19-871862-8.


References

  1. ^ "Very Short Introductions". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Very Short Introductions – General Series". Oxford University Press (UK). Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Very Short Introductions". Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ "Languages: A Very Short Introduction". Oxford University Press (UK). Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2011.
  5. ^ Glendinning, Simon (2011). Derrida: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. ii. ISBN 978-0-19-280345-0.
  6. ^ "Very Short Introductions". Oxford University Press (UK). Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  7. ^ Wolpe, David (21 December 2015). "Los Angeles Review of Books". Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  8. ^ Blundell, Katherine (2015). Black holes : A Very Short Introduction (1st ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/actrade/9780199602667.001.0001. ISBN 9780199602667. OCLC 932859524.

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