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Series: Pelican Introductions

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Economics: The User's Guide by Ha-Joon Chang1
Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction by Robin Dunbar2
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: a history by Orlando Figes3
The Domesticated Brain by Bruce Hood4
Greek and Roman Political Ideas: A Pelican Introduction by Melissa Lane5
Who governs Britain? by Anthony King7
Pelican Introduction How To See the World by Nicholas Mirzoeff8
The Meaning of Science: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by Tim Lewens9
Social Class in the 21st Century (Pelican Introduction) by Mike Savage10
The European Union: A Citizen's Guide by Chris J. Bickerton11
Caliphate: The History of an Idea by Hugh Kennedy12
Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen (Pelican Introductions) by Guy Standing14
Think Like an Anthropolgist by Matthew Engelke15

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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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