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Information: A Very Short Introduction [Repost]  

Posted by AlenMiler at June 24, 2014
Information: A Very Short Introduction [Repost]

Information: A Very Short Introduction by Luciano Floridi
Oxford University Press | March 26 2010 | ISBN: 0199551375 | Pages: 160 | PDF | 1.79 MB

We live in a society that is awash with information, but few of us really understand what information is. In this Very Short Introduction, one of the world's leading authorities on the philosophy of information and on information ethics, Luciano Floridi, offers an illuminating exploration of information as it relates to both philosophy and science. He discusses the roots of the concept of information in mathematics and science, and considers the role of information in several fields, including biology.

Oxford's Very Short Introductions Series Collection  

Posted by angus77 at March 28, 2014
Oxford's Very Short Introductions Series Collection

Oxford's Very Short Introductions Series Collection
English | PDF | Large Books Collection | 353 MB
Genre: University
Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Bhikhu C. Parekh

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Bhikhu C. Parekh
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New edition (June 7, 2001) | ISBN: 0192854577 | Pages: 152 | PDF | 1.1 MB

In Gandhi, a short introduction to Gandhi's life and thought, Bhikhu Parekh outlines both Gandhi's major philosophical insights and the limitations of his thought. Written with extensive access to Gandhi's writings in Indian languages to which most commentators have little or no access, Parekh looks at Gandhi's cosmocentric anthropology, his spiritual view of politics, and his theories of oppression, non-violent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how the success of Gandhi's principles were limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil, and of state and power.
Photography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Steve Edwards (Repost)

Photography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Steve Edwards (Repost)
Oxford University Press | English | 2006 | ISBN: 0192801643 | 177 pages | PDF | 2.91 MB
The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Richard Curt Kraus, "The Cultural Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)"
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0199740550 | 2012 | PDF | 152 pages | 3.3 MB
Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Robert C. Allen, "Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)"
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0199596654 | 2011 | PDF | 152 pages | 3.3 MB

Classics: A Very Short Introduction (Repost)  

Posted by lenami at May 3, 2011
Classics: A Very Short Introduction (Repost)

Classics: A Very Short Introduction
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0192853856 | edition 2000 | PDF | 163 pages | 2,9 mb

This Very Short Introduction to Classics links a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture-from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur. We are all Classicists - we come into touch with the Classics daily: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature. What are the true roots of these influences, however, and how do our interpretations of these aspects of the Classics differ from their original reception? This introduction to the Classics begins with a visit to the British Museum to view the frieze which once decorated the Apollo Temple at Bassae. Through these sculptures, John Henderson and Mary Beard prompt us to consider the significance of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry, its value in terms of literature, philposophy, and culture, and its importance as a source of imagery.
Oxford University Press's 'Very Short Introductions' Series

Oxford University Press's 'Very Short Introductions' Series
Publisher: Oxford University Press | 80 books | PDF | 169 MB


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Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Posted by robin-bobin at June 28, 2010
Music: A Very Short Introduction

Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Nicholas Cook Narrator: Suzanne Toren - Unabridged
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (June 15, 2000) | Length: 4 hours and 59 min | ISBN n/a | Language English | Audio CD in MP3/64Kbps | 287 MB

What is music? How is it constructed? How is it consumed? Why do you enjoy it at all? In Music: A Very Short plays Introduction, Nicholas Cook invites us to really think about music and the role it plays in our lives and our ears. Drawing on a number of accessible examples, the author prompts us to call on our own musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performeres and the listener, about music as a commodity and an experience, what it means to understand music, and the values we ascribe to it…
Democracy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Bernard Crick, "Democracy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)"
Oxford University Press | 2003 | ISBN: 019280250X | 144 pages | PDF | 3,8 MB