Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction (very Short Introductions) by Marlene Zuk, Leigh W. Simmons

Prohibition: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Dec. 17, 2019
Prohibition: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Prohibition: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by W. J. Rorabaugh
English | December 13th, 2019 | ISBN: 0190280107 | 160 pages | EPUB | 2.67 MB

Americans have always been a hard-drinking people, but from 1920 to 1933 the country went dry. After decades of pressure from rural Protestants such as the hatchet-wielding Carry A. Nation and organizations such as the Women's Christian Temperance Union and Anti-Saloon League, the states ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Bolstered by the Volstead Act, this amendment made Prohibition law: alcohol could no longer be produced, imported, transported, or sold. This bizarre episode is often humorously recalled, frequently satirized, and usually condemned. The more interesting questions, however, are how and why Prohibition came about, how Prohibition worked (and failed to work), and how Prohibition gave way to strict governmental regulation of alcohol. This book answers these questions, presenting a brief and elegant overview of the Prohibition era and its legacy.

Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Jan. 5, 2020
Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Eugene R. Fidell
English | September 1st, 2016 | ISBN: 0199303495 | 160 pages | EPUB | 3.05 MB

"You can't handle the truth." These iconic words, bellowed by Jack Nicholson as Colonel Jessup in the 1992 movie A Few Good Men, became an emblem of the conflict between honor and truth that the collective imagination often considers the quintessence of military justice. The military is the rare part of contemporary society that enjoys the privilege of policing its own members' behavior, with special courts and a separate body of rules. Whether one is for or against this system, military trials are fascinating and little understood. This book opens a window on the military judicial system, offering an accessible and balanced assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of military legal regimes around the world. It illuminates US military justice through a comparison with civilian and foreign models for the administration of justice, with a particular emphasis on the UK and Canadian military justice systems.

Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 28, 2019
Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Eugenics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Philippa Levine
English | December 1st, 2016 | ISBN: 0199385904 | 168 pages | EPUB | 2.76 MB

In 1883, Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, coined the word "eugenics" to express his dream of perfecting the human race by applying the laws of genetic heredity. Adapting Darwin's theory of evolution to human society, eugenics soon became a powerful, international movement, committed to using the principles of heredity and statistics to encourage healthy and discourage unhealthy reproduction. Early in the twentieth century and across the world, doctors, social reformers, and politicians turned to the new science of eugenics as a means to improve and strengthen their populations. Eugenics advocates claimed their methods would result in healthier, fitter babies and would dramatically limit human suffering.

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 16, 2020
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Christian Reus-Smit
English | July 1st, 2020 | ISBN: 0198850212 | 176 pages | EPUB | 2.38 MB

International relations affects everyone's lives: their security, economic well-being, rights and freedoms, and the environment they share. Recently we have seen the transformation from a world of empires to today's world of sovereign states, which are enmeshed in a complex array of international institutions, all exercising degrees of political authority. The new global organization of political authority has far-reaching consequences.

Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 23, 2019
Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by William Lowrie
English | June 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 0198792956 | 160 pages | EPUB | 1.82 MB

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. Central to the Earth Sciences today, it encompasses areas such as seismology, volcanism, plate tectonics, gravitational anomalies, and the Earth's magnetic field (present and past, as captured in rocks), all of which give clues to both the structure and the working of the Earth.

Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 18, 2020
Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Liza Knapp
English | August 1st, 2019 | ISBN: 0198813937 | 168 pages | EPUB | 1.11 MB

War and Peace and Anna Karenina are widely recognized as two of the greatest novels ever written. Their author Leo Tolstoy has been honored as the father of the modern war story, as an innovator in psychological prose, and as a genius at using fiction to reveal the mysteries of love and death. At the time of his death in 1910, Tolstoy was known the world over as both a great writer and as a merciless critic of institutions that perpetrated, bred, or tolerated injustice and violence in any form.

Perception: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at May 21, 2020
Perception: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Perception: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Brian Rogers
English | December 26th, 2017 | ISBN: 0198791003 | 144 pages | EPUB | 5.41 MB

Perception is one of the oldest and most deeply investigated topics in the field of psychology, and it also raises some profound philosophical questions. It is concerned with how we use the information reaching our senses to guide and control our behavior as well as to create our particular, subjective experiences of the surrounding world.

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions), 2nd Edition  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Jan. 11, 2018
Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions), 2nd Edition

Capitalism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions), 2nd Edition by James Fulcher
English | June 25th, 2015 | ASIN: B00WHMUMLG, ISBN: 0198726074 | 160 pages | EPUB | 2.48 MB

What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative?

Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Jan. 18, 2018
Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Joseph Dan
English | November 1st, 2005 | ASIN: B00JC5UT5K, ISBN: 0195300343, 0195327055 | 144 pages | EPUB | 7.35 MB

In Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction, Joseph Dan, one of the world's leading authorities on Jewish mysticism, offers a concise and highly accurate look at the history and character of the various systems developed by the adherents of the Kabbalah.

The Body: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 9, 2018
The Body: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

The Body: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Chris Shilling
English | January 28th, 2016 | ASIN: B018J13PUS, ISBN: 0198739036| 144 pages | EPUB | 0.92 MB

The human body is thought of conventionally as a biological entity, with its longevity, morbidity, size and even appearance determined by genetic factors immune to the influence of society or culture. Since the mid-1980s, however, there has been a rising awareness of how our bodies, and our perception of them, are influenced by the social, cultural and material contexts in which humans live.