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Fire: A Very Short Introduction

9780198830030
Scott, Andrew C. (Royal Holloway, Univer
Fire has shaped the Earth's landscape and vegetation for the past 400 million years. This book explores the history of wildfire, and how humans have sought to use and manage it. The need to understand fire has never been greater, as human settlements encroach on flammable landscapes and wildfires increase with climate change.
$17.26
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Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

9780192801791
Ballantyne, Andrew
This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally.
$17.26
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Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

9780198783442
Sharr, Adam (Professor of Architecture,
Adam Sharr tells the story of how modern architecture developed and produced its powerful cultural images. Considering the new building materials and techniques which shaped the movement, such as innovations in steel and concrete and the advent of air conditioning, he concludes by asking whether contemporary architecture remains modern at heart.
$17.26
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Waves: A Very Short Introduction

9780198803782
Goldsmith, Mike (Freelance acoustician)
From sound waves to gravitational waves, and from waves of light to crashing rollers on the ocean, Mike Goldsmith explores the fundamental features shared by all waves in the natural world, and considers the range of phenomena resulting from wave motion, including reflection, diffraction, and polarization in light, and beats and echoes in sound.
$17.26
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Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

9780198855514
Bintley, Michael D. J. (Lecturer in Earl
The very first collection of essays written about the role of trees in early medieval England, bringing together established specialists and new voices to present an interdisciplinary insight into the complex relationship between the early English and their woodlands.
$60.46
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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

9780199229758
Scruton R
From Botticelli to birdsong, Mozart, and the Turner Prize, Roger Scruton explores what it means for something to be beautiful. This thought-provoking introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects around us.
$17.26
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Energy Systems: A Very Short Introduction

9780198813927
Jenkins, Nick (Professor of Renewable En
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.
$17.26
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The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: A Natural History

9780199664733
Woolf, Greg (Director, Institute of Clas
The story of ancient cities from the end of the Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Ages: a tale of war and politics, pestilence and famine, triumph and tragedy, by turns both fabulous and squalid.
$48.00
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Sound: A Very Short Introduction

9780198708445
Goldsmith M
This Very Short Introduction explores the science of sound and its nature, hearing and harmony. Considering sound we can't hear, the author also covers different sound worlds, as well as noise and its reduction.
$17.26
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