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A Brief Guide - Global Warming (Heavyweight Issues, Lightweight Read) by Jessica Wilson
A Brief Guide to C.S. Lewis by Paul Simpson
A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends by Martyn Whittock
A Brief Guide to Charles Darwin: His Life and Times by Cyril Aydon
A Brief Guide to Classical Civilization by Stephen Kershaw
A Brief Guide to Ghost Hunting by Leo Ruickbie
A Brief Guide to Islam: Faith, Religion, Politics by Paul Grieve
A Brief Guide to Jeeves and Wooster by Nigel Cawthorne
A Brief Guide to Judaism by Naftali Brawer
A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends by Lewis Spence
A Brief Guide to Secret Religions by David V. Barrett
A Brief Guide to Star Trek by Brian J. Robb
A Brief Guide to Star Wars: The Unauthorised Inside Story (Brief Histories) by Brian J. Robb
Brief Guide to the Great Equations by Robert Crease
A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths (Brief Histories) by Stephen Kershaw
A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare by Encyclopedia Britannica
A Brief History of Superheroes by Brian J. Robb
End of Oil (Brief Guide) by Paul Middleton

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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