June 9, 2018
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Sport is big business; international in nature and the focus of much media and cultural attention. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin charts the history of sport, from its traditional origins in folk football and cock fighting to its position as a global phenomenon today. Looking at a variety
Kafka: A Very Short Introduction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-10-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
In this Very Short Introduction, Ritchie Robertson provides the newcomer with an up-to-date and accessible examination of this fascinating author. Beginning with an examination of Kafka's life, he then goes on to discuss some of the major themes that emerge in Kafka's work, using his short story Metamorphosis as a
Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-30 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
An introduction to metaphysics offers questions and answers covering such issues as properties, changes, time, personal identity, nothingness, and consciousness.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01 - Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Mathematics is a subject we are all exposed to in our daily lives, but one that many of us fear. Timothy Gowers’s entertaining overview of the topic explains the differences between what we learn at school and advanced mathematics, and helps the math phobic emerge with a clearer understanding of
American History: A Very Short Introduction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-16 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
This volume in Oxford's A Very Short Introduction series offers a concise, readable narrative of the vast span of American history, from the earliest human migrations to the early twenty-first century when the United States loomed as a global power and comprised a complex multi-cultural society of more than 300