Hieroglyphs: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Penelope Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192805029
Category: Art
Page: 130
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Ancient Egypt: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Ian Shaw
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578401
Category: History
Page: 208
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The ancient Egyptians are an enduring source of fascination - mummies and pyramids, curses and rituals have captured the imagination of generations. We all have a mental picture of ancient Egypt, but is it the right one? How much do we really know about this great civilization? In this absorbing introduction, Ian Shaw describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on the thrilling discoveries made by early Egyptologists but also on fascinating new kinds of evidence produced by modern scientific and linguistic analyses. He also explores the changing influences on our responses to these finds, through such media as literature, cinema and contemporary art. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of ancient Egypt, from despotic pharaohs to dismembered bodies, and from hieroglyphs to animal-headed gods. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Andrew Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199567786
Category: History
Page: 157
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Writing is a defining marker of civilisation; without it there could be no accumulation of knowledge. Andrew Robinson tells the fascinating story of the history of writing, considering its development, and examining the enormous variety of writing and scripts we use today.

Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Geraldine Pinch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191577790
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this fascinating new approach to ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects, from Cleopatra's Needle and Tutankhamun's golden statue, to a story on papyrus of the gods misbehaving. What did they mean, and how have they been interpreted? The reader is taken on an exciting journey through the distant past, and shown how myths of deities such as Isis and Osiris influenced contemporary culture and have become part of our cultural heritage. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Christina Riggs
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019968278X
Category: Architecture
Page: 152
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Explores the variety of arts produced in Egypt over a span of 3,500 years. Examining the stories behind these objects and buildings, Riggs looks not only at what they can tell us about ancient Egyptian life, but also how their legacy continues to shape the contemporary world.

Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction


Author: R. A. Hope
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192802828
Category: Medical
Page: 152
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Issues in medical ethics are rarely out of the media and it is an area of ethics that has particular interest for the general public as well as the medical practitioner. This short and accessible introduction deals with moral questions such as euthanasia as well as asking how health care resources can be distributed fairly.

Kafka: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Ritchie Robertson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192804553
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 136
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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 recurring example.

Spieltheorie


Author: Ken Binmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150185902
Category:
Page: 272
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Complexity

A Very Short Introduction
Author: John H. Holland
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199662541
Category: History
Page: 95
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In this Very Short Introduction, John Holland presents an introduction to the science of complexity. Using examples from biology and economics, he shows how complexity science models the behaviour of complex systems.

Meisterdenker: Kant

1724 - 1804
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783926642431
Category:
Page: 140
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Hieratische Lesestücke Für Den Akademischen Gebrauch


Author: Moller Georg
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781385956014
Category: History
Page: 54
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Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen


Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
Category: History
Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Kafka

Judentum, Gesellschaft, Literatur
Author: Ritchie Robertson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Austrian fiction
Page: 415
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Quantentheorie

eine Einführung
Author: John C. Polkinghorne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150188613
Category:
Page: 176
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Schwarze Haut, weiße Masken


Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783851326765
Category:
Page: 230
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Evolution

eine Einführung
Author: Brian Charlesworth,Deborah Charlesworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150187050
Category:
Page: 211
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Evolution auf den Punkt gebracht. Eine kurze Einführung in die Prinzipien und Fragen der Entstehung und Entwicklung des Lebens auf unserem Planeten.

Freud


Author: Anthony Storr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783926642349
Category:
Page: 160
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Mathematik


Author: Timothy Gowers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150187067
Category:
Page: 207
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