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  • Quanta, Matter, and Change: A molecular approach to physical chemistry

    From its formative days spent exploring the bulk properties of matter, physical chemistry as a discipline is now being reinvigorated by our ever-increasing understanding of the properties of matter at the molecular level. Quanta, Matter, and Change unravels a traditional course in physical chemistry and recasts it from this new molecular perspective. It provides the foundation for students to explore the subject from this new, intellectually engaging angle. Beginning with quantum theory, the book establishes the link with the macroscopic world by introducing statistical thermodynamics, before showing how thermodynamics is used to describe the bulk properties of matter. Reformulating familiar concepts in new ways, the book also explores the latest practical tools, the most significant among them being computational chemistry. The attention to educational value has always been a hallmark of Peter Atkins' texts, and nowhere more so than in Quanta, Matter, and Change. All aspects of the learning process are fully supported, including the understanding of terminology, notation, mathematical concepts, and the application of physical chemistry to other branches of science. Building on the heritage of the world-renowned Atkins' Physical Chemistry, Quanta, Matter, and Change gives a refreshing new insight into the familiar by illuminating physical chemistry from a new direction. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre features: For registered adopters of the book: . Figures and tables of data from the book, ready to download. For students: . Living Graphs, to explore how a property changes as a variety of parameters are changed. . Web links to a range of additional physical chemistry resources on the web. . Group theory tables, available for downloading.

  • Land Law Directions

    Land Law is written in an informal and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on land law courses with clarity. This colour text is packed with features, diagrams, and photographs for a truly contemporary and student-centred approach. The range of features such as thinking points, example boxes, chapter summaries and end of chapter questions are designed to engage and reinforce knowledge. Photographs provide immediate and tangible illustration of concepts, rooting the discussion of topics in the context of the real world. The final chapter 'Completing the Puzzle' fosters an integrated understanding of land law by tying all topics together and demonstrating how concepts apply in practice. The book is fully up to date and includes recent legislation and cases such as Stack v Dowden 2007 Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an innovative online resource centre offering several resources to support teaching and learning. Student resources: Advanced topics - Selected topics for further study Suggested approaches to end of chapter questions - Guidance on answering the end of chapter questions Flashcard glossaries - Key terms in land law for easy reference Updates - Developments in the law since book publication Video podcast - Meet the authors of the book in this short video clip Web links - Links to sites containing useful information related to land law Lecturer resources: Diagrams and photographs - Available to download for lecture presentation Testbank - Test your students using this ready-made bank of questions

  • The Oxford Intermediate Dictionary

    A dictionary for children aged 9 to 13, containing 21,000 entries, with parts of speech and irregular inflected forms spelt out in full. Simple pronunciation guides are given for difficult words and there are many examples to illustrate usage.

  • European Union Law

    Providing wide-ranging coverage and clear explanations, European Union Law is a trusted guide to the subject with a no-fuss style. Written in its trademark concise prose, the text distils complex ideas without sacrificing academic integrity. Focusing on the key debates surrounding EU law, this book encourages students to critique and apply the law and take a contextual approach to the subject. Students are invited to consider the key concepts in the law and to think for themselves with self-test questions and numerous suggestions for further reading.

  • Complete Mathematics for Cambridge Lower Secondary 1: Cambridge Checkpoint and beyond

    Written by experienced examiners to comprehensively cover the revised Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum, this course will thoroughly prepare your students to excel in the Checkpoint test and offers rigorous challenge that will give students a flying start in the Cambridge IGCSE. With a methodical and logical approach that matches the new framework, carefully developed exercises will really stretch students while the sheer volume of practice will reinforce understanding. Complete Mathematics is the new name for Oxford International Maths.

  • Theoretical Ecology: Principles and Applications

    Robert May's seminal book has played a central role in the development of ecological science. Originally published in 1976, this influential text has overseen the transition of ecology from an observational and descriptive subject to one with a solid conceptual core. Indeed, it is a testament to its influence that a great deal of the novel material presented in the earlier editions has now been incorporated into standard undergraduate textbooks. It is now a quarter of a century since the publication of the second edition, and a thorough revision is timely.

    Theoretical Ecology provides a succinct, up-to-date overview of the field set in the context of applications, thereby bridging the traditional division of theory and practice. It describes the recent advances in our understanding of how interacting populations of plants and animals change over time and space, in response to natural or human-created disturbance. In an integrated way, initial chapters give an account of the basic principles governing the structure, function, and temporal and spatial dynamics of populations and communities of plants and animals. Later chapters outline applications of these ideas to practical issues including fisheries, infectious diseases, tomorrow's food supplies, climate change, and conservation biology. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on questions which as yet remain unanswered.

    The editors have invited the top scientists in the field to collaborate with the next generation of theoretical ecologists. The result is an accessible, advanced textbook suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate level students as well as researchers in the fields of ecology, mathematical biology, environmental and resources management. It will also be of interest to the general reader seeking a better understanding of a range of global environmental problems.

  • From Personal Life to Private Law

    Mounting a lawsuit against someone who has wronged you is a prospect no less fearful than being on the receiving end of such a lawsuit. Litigation in the courts has a reputation for being a byzantine process far removed from ordinary life, often failing to address people's real grievances while adding to their pain. Yes, there is money to be had if you win. But beyond that, what is it all in aid of? In this book John Gardner argues that, in spite of their legal intricacy, many of the questions that perennially occupy the courts in civil cases are actually timeless puzzles about the human condition. The architecture of the law of torts and the law of contract turns out to track the contours of personal life much more closely than you might expect. Using a wide range of examples from literature and life as well as law, Gardner explores big questions about our relationships to our own pasts and our own futures as well as to other people. What are friends for? Why does it matter how your actions turn out? What is the good of saying sorry? Why regret your mistakes? How can anyone be compensated for an irreversible loss? Why would you want to hold onto the life you already have? And what does any of this have to do with all those protracted legal disputes about damaged cars, ruined holidays, and leaky roofs?

  • The Mercantile and Industrial Laws in Pakistan

    Mercantile and Industrial Laws of Pakistan discusses the salient features of eight mercantile and eight industrial laws of Pakistan, including the new Industrial Relations Act, 2012. A selection of the most cited mercantile and industrial laws and the amendments made in these laws through recent Acts and Ordinances have also been included. This book covers the new courses prescribed by the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, and other courses in commerce, business, and public administration disciplines in various professional institutions of the country.

  • Oxford Illustrated Children's Dictionary

    An easy-to-use, comprehensive dictionary with over a thousand colour illustrations, clear definitions, no confusing abbreviations, topic words and useful example sentences to show words in context. Includes panels on word origins and words in the same family, and pronunciations for difficult words in a family-friendly format.

  • Emergencies in Clinical Medicine

    This book is an easy-to-use guide to the management of common medical emergencies. Emergencies nearly always present first to the junior doctor, either as a result of direct observation on the ward, or a phone call from nursing staff when on call. The key to their management is timely recognition and intervention. This book gives the junior doctor and senior medical student the confidence to do this. The text covers emergencies from both a problem-based and disease-based approach, with the book being divided into two sections - presentations and diseases. Cross-referencing between these two sections enables quick reference under pressure, with clear, step-by-step instructions and advice on when and who to call for help.

  • SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

    The 48th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook analyses developments in 2016 in: -Security and conflicts -Military spending and armaments -Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament The SIPRI Yearbook contains extensive annexes on the implementation of arms control and disarmament agreements and a chronology of events during the year in the area of security and arms control.

  • Oxford IB Skills and Practice: English A: Language and Literature for the IB Diploma

    A must-have resource for any student aiming to strengthen their potential in English A Language and Literature, this fully comprehensive and skills-focused resource concretely progresses students to higher attainment levels. Addressing every component of the 2011 syllabus, a huge bank of compelling activities, like web text analysis, editorials and poetry, will thoroughly engage your learners with the subject material, developing reflective and involved learners. Fully address every syllabus component - skills-focused guidance, exercises, practical tasks, assessment support and samples for the each part of the 2011 syllabus Strengthen the key skills - a huge range of activities and techniques in writing, reading and the creation of assessment texts will concretely boost exam results Truly understand assessment standards - examiner commented samples give clear insight into exam expectations and help students construct the best answers Develop involved learners - a bank of truly exciting texts will build interest and motivation, while shaping a critical approach to text analysis Full support for the unique syllabus aspects - help students understand and analyse the construction of meaning in thorough detail, with support from a dynamic bank of source material Trust in quality - written by IB workshop leaders and authors of the most recent syllabus Take a balanced approach - includes lots of web links and suggestions for further study, to ensure learning embraces the IB philosophy About the series: Cement student confidence and fully embed all the key skills central to IB study. IB Skills and Practice provides learners with the essential practice needed to enable confident skills application, tangibly building capabilities for IB assessment.

  • Oxford GCSE Maths for AQA Higher Teacher's Guide

    Devised for the new AQA GCSE specifications, this proven levelled approach offers a unique choice of four student books and software tailored to match, each with access to a grade C, allocating just one single highly focused book to each student for the whole course, making learning simpler and more focused (particularly on students who fall between Foundation and Higher tiers) and therefore enabling students to achieve their highest possible grade. The Higher teacher guide provides thorough lesson plans and schemes of work for the course, addressing all the new curriculum requirements, and targets grades B-D.

  • Cambridge Chemistry IGCSE® Revision Guide

    Fully endorsed by Cambridge, this revision guide will provide revision material which is presented in a clear, concise, but not too condensed format, appropriate for international students aged 14-16. They may be used for study and homework throughout the year but are predominantly intended as a student revision purchase. Suitable for all students, it will stretch those of a lower ability while challenging and providing a wealth of exam practice for students of higher ability. "Big ideas" will help to guide revision and show students what learning outcomes they should be aiming for. Visual and EAL learners will be supported by the diagrams and figures that are used to illustrate all concepts, ranging from the elementary to the complex. Core and Extended material is distinguished and questions are separated into different levels. We provide everything needed to ensure exam success including questions and answers, revision and assessment advice.

  • Mathematics Standard Level for the IB Diploma

    Mathematics Standard Level for the IB Diploma is a single volume that matches the most recent Mathematics Standard Level course of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The book has been adapted in consultation with senior examiners to ensure complete and authoritative coverage of the syllabus.

  • Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

    This book discusses many advances in optical physic, and is aimed at advanced undergraduates taking courses in atomic physics, or graduate students in the fields of lasers, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. The book is intended mainly for experimentalists, and the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with free atoms is introduced using classical or semi-classical calculations wherever possible. Topics discussed include the spontaneous emission of radiation, stimulated transitions and the properties of gas and turnable dye lasers, and the physics and applications of resonance fluorescence, optical double resonance, optical pumping, and atomic beam magnetic resonance experiments.

  • Public Law Revision Pack: Law revision and study guide

    These two revision and study guides have been packaged together to offer you great value when you're looking to get the most out of your revision. Public Law Concentrate is the essential revision and study guide for law students looking to consolidate knowledge and achieve the best possible marks. Providing clear, succinct coverage of all the key topics, it enables you to quickly grasp the fundamental principles of this area of law and excel in your exams and coursework. Concentrate Q&A Public Law contains model exam questions and answers, with expert advice on recognising what examiners are looking for, structuring a first class answer, avoiding common exam mistakes and making your answer stand out from the crowd.

  • Matter: A Very Short Introduction

    What is matter? Matter is the stuff from which we and all the things in the world are made. Everything around us, from desks, to books, to our own bodies are made of atoms, which are small enough that a million of them can fit across the breadth of a human hair. Inside every atom is a tiny nucleus and orbiting the nucleus is a cloud of electrons. The nucleus is made out of protons and neutrons, and by zooming in further you would find that inside each there are even smaller particles, quarks. Together with electrons, the quarks are the smallest particles that have been seen, and are the indivisible fundamental particles of nature that have existed since the Big Bang, almost 14 billion years ago. The 92 different chemical elements that all normal matter is made from were forged billions of years ago in the Big Bang, inside stars, and in violent stellar explosions. This Very Short Introduction takes us on a journey from the human scale of matter in the familiar everyday forms of solids, liquids, and gases to plasmas, exotic forms of quantum matter, and antimatter. On the largest scales matter is sculpted by gravity into planets, stars, galaxies, and vast clusters of galaxies. All the matter that that we normally encounter however constitutes only 5% of the matter that exists. The remaining 95% comes in two mysterious forms: dark matter, and dark energy. Dark matter is necessary to stop the galaxies from flying apart, and dark energy is needed to explain the observed acceleration of the expansion of the universe. Geoff Cottrell explores the latest research into matter, and shows that there is still a lot we don't know about the stuff our universe is made of. 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.

  • The Oxford A.B.C. Picture Dictionary

    Featuring alphabet rhymes by Roger McGough, this is an alphabet book, a picture dictionary and a picture puzzle book all in one. Containing many jokes and activities for young children, the dictionary illustrates over 200 words.

  • What Truth Is

    Mark Jago presents and defends a novel theory of what truth is, in terms of the metaphysical notion of truthmaking. This is the relation which holds between a truth and some entity in the world, in virtue of which that truth is true. By coming to an understanding of this relation, he argues, we gain better insight into the metaphysics of truth. The first part of the book discusses the property being true, and how we should understand it in terms of truthmaking. The second part focuses on truthmakers, the worldly entities which make various kinds of truths true, and how they do so. Jago argues for a metaphysics of states of affairs, which account for things having properties and standing in relations. The third part analyses the logic and metaphysics of the truthmaking relation itself, and links it to the metaphysical concept of grounding. The final part discusses consequences of the theory for language and logic. Jago shows how the theory delivers a novel and useful theory of propositions, the entities which are true or false, depending on how things are. A notable feature of this approach is that it avoids the Liar paradox and other puzzling paradoxes of truth.

  • The Structure of Regulatory Competition: Corporations and Public Policies in a Global Economy

    In order to understand international economic regulations, it is essential to understand the variation in competing corporations' interests. Political science theories have neglected the role of individual firms as causal actors. Theories of institutions have neglected to examine the creation of business law. Economic theories have neglected to apply concepts of asset specificity to social regulations in competitive industries. This book aims to fill these voids with a company-based explanation. Its theoretical findings open a 'black box' in the literature on international political economy and elucidate a source of regulatory differences and similarities. Counter-intuitive case studies reveal how business and governments actually interact. They also contribute to both sides of current debates over corporate social responsibility. They examine diverse topics including offshore finance, flags-of-convenience, CFC production, capital requirements, the importation and sale of 'dolphin-lethal' tuna, and the advertising of infant formulae. By exploring powerful corporations' investment profiles and regulatory strategies, this book explains why globalization sometimes results in a 'race to the bottom', sometimes in higher common regulations, and sometimes in regulations that differ between countries. Uniquely, it then explains which regulatory outcome is likely to occur under specified conditions. The explanation incorporates economics, political science, studies of regulatory capture, and examinations of transaction costs, firms' regulatory strategies, and the roles international institutions.

  • Co-ordinated Science: Chemistry

    This series provides a broad and balanced co-ordinated programme of study leading to GCSE science. For each subject: biology, chemistry and physics, there is a Student's, Teacher's and Activities Book. Each Student's Book includes ideas that satisfy both co-ordinated and separate GCSE science syllabuses. Information is presented in short easy-to-read paragraphs with hundreds of colour photographs and diagrams. There is a wide range of questions and problems and the books focus on social issues and applications to emphasize the relevance of science in the real world. The chemistry book is based on "Chemistry Made Clear". The straightforward experiments in the Activities Books aim to help students to develop practical process and investigative skills. There is advice on the materials and equipment needed for each activity and helpful hints to students on how to record their experiments. The Teacher's Guides include notes for each unit in the Student's Book that emphasize the link with the other two sciences and cross-references to units in other Student's Books and practical work in the Activities Books. There are Photocopiable Worksheets for use in class or at home and Photocopiable Practical Assessment Sheets to help the teacher assess progress. In the chemistry book, important concepts are presented in a simple and straightforward way and social, economic and environmental aspects of chemistry are fully integrated into the text - fuels, food, pollution, factory-siting and fertilization are all included.

  • The Law of Contract

    The Law of Contract offers a clear, non-technical explanation of the principles of contract law combined with a focus on case summaries throughout. The book's strengths lie in the authors' highly praised explanation of the law, their ability to demystify difficult concepts without losing academic rigour, and the use of case summaries and quotes to explain the subject. Online Resource Centre * Updates * Web links

  • OXFORD CHILDRENS ENCYCLOPEDIA ON CD-ROM

    A blend of text, pictures, sound clips, video, animation, maps and games combine on this encyclopaedia on CD-ROM. This is the revised and updated millennium edition.

  • Statistics for the Social Sciences , Using Excel

    Statistics for the Social Sciences using Excel offers an excellent and helpful introduction to business statistics for students who require a first course, providing all of the explanation, tools, and skills which are required in order to master the subject matter. Thorough, clear and accessible, the text guides students in a progressive, step-by-step manner through the theoretical concepts and techniques, and supports understanding by providing extensive examples from a South African context. The text assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and includes refresher chapters on numerical skills and Microsoft Excel. This text is eminently suitable as a first course in statistics for students who are studying the subject as a module within any social science-based programme of study.

  • Twenty First Century Science: Entry Level Textbook

    Twenty First Century Science BLis a suite of complementary specifications offering flexible and exciting options for science at GCSE BLis unique in having been extensively trialled over three years with more than 6,000 students in each year BLis motivating, stimulating and relevant. The specifications and resources are the products of close collaboration between the University of York Science Education Group, the Nuffield Curriculum Centre, OCR, and Oxford University Press. The Entry Level course contains 39 items which schools select from, including: BLExtinction BLCasualty BLField to Plate BLMy Genes BLBody Wars BLCooking and Cleaning BLFibres and Fabrics BLRestless Earth BLFuels BLG-Force BLRocket Science BLDeep Impacts BLWireless Communications A comprehensive set resources is available: BLA Textbook which uses engaging, up-to-date science contexts. BLA Teacher and Technician Guide covering the whole course. For more information, visit: www.twentyfirstcenturyscience.org

  • Muhammad, Prophet and Statesman

    A short account of the life and achievements of one of the great figures of history, this volume also serves as an excellent introduction to one of the world's major religions.

  • Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2019: Law

    Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2019 is designed specifically to meet the reference needs of officers whilst out on patrol. Written in a concise and accessible style, it covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. Using clear and consistent presentation throughout, each chapter offers you a definition of the offence, the points to prove, and a clear system of icons covering police powers and mode of trial. At a glance, you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The thirteenth edition of this highly regarded and successful Handbook is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments, including updates from the Policing and Crime Act 2017, Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the Criminal Finance Act 2017, and the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and updated information on Hate Crimes and Cyber Stalking. The book also includes changes to the PACE Codes of Practice and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance, as well as updated case law. Whatever your role - police patrol officer, supervisor, student police officer, PCSO or Special Constable - this is an invaluable tool for operational personnel.

  • Chemistry Now

    "Chemistry Now" covers the requirements of all GCSE Chemistry syllabuses up to Grade A and also deals with the chemistry component of balanced science courses. Chemistry is set in its real-world context with applications introducing each topic and integrated throughout the text. There are descriptions of experimental work to link theory with practice and key points at the end of each section to aid revision. Quick study questions and GCSE style questions to help the student prepare thoroughly for the examination.

  • Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement

    Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (or motor neurone disease) is a rare disease but one that can cause profound suffering for both the patient and their family. Whilst new treatments for ALS are being developed, these are not curative and offer only the potential to slow its progression. Palliative care must therefore be integral to the clinical approach to the disease. Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement reflects the wide scope of this care; it must cover not just the terminal phase, but support the patient and their family from the onset of the disease. Both the multidisciplinary palliative care team and the neurology team are essential in providing a high standard of care and allowing quality of life (both patient and carer) to be maintained. Clear guidelines are provided to address care throughout the disease process. Control of symptoms is covered alongside the psychosocial care of patients and their families, culminating in discussion of bereavement. The experience of patients and families is considered and case studies are provided to show the practical application of the theoretical knowledge. Different models of care are explored, and this new edition utilises the increase in both the evidence-base and available literature on the subject. Additional chapters on nursing, spiritual care, decision making, and ethical issues surrounding end of life care ensure that this new edition remains the essential guide to palliative care in ALS.

  • Oxford Reading Tree: Level 1+: Floppy's Phonics: I Can

    Floppy's Phonics provide fun, decodable stories and non-fiction, developed to be interwoven with existing much-loved Biff, Chip and Kipper stories for focused synthetic phonics practice. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

  • OXFORD POCKET THESAURUS

    This is a fresh new look for the Oxford Pocket School Thesaurus. It contains 150,000 synonyms and up-to-date example sentences - that is all the text of the Oxford School Thesaurus in pocket format yet still with an extremely accessible page design. This authoritative thesaurus is an ideal companion to the comprehensive Oxford Pocket School Dictionary. Each entry is in alphabetical order, with its word class and a broad range of imaginative synonyms and supporting example sentences. Guidewords at the top of each page and the full alphabet with a tab on the letter of the page make it very easy to navigate; the page design is clear and straightforward. It features 50 useful tinted panels that give an increased number of synonyms for words that are often overused, for example put , nice, or say. There are also almost 90 topic panels - themes that students are often writing about. These focus on vocabulary connected to the topic, for example, when writing about the weather there are general words to do with the weather, meteorological instruments, words to do with air pressure, to do with rain or other precipitation, to do with sky and clouds, to do with temperature or to do with wind. A wealth of material in a very handy package.

  • Oxford Young Reader's Dictionary

    This new edition of the "Young Readers' Dictionary" is up-to-date and comprehensive. Using the most recent "Oxford Junior Dictionary", it fulfills literacy requirements for KS2, Yr 3-6 and P4-7 for Scotland. It includes 10,000 words and phrases, age-appropriate example sentences and no confusing abbreviations. With a useful introduction on to how to get the best out of a dictionary, it is perfect for reluctant readers.

  • The Trinitarian Theology of St Thomas Aquinas

    A historical and systematic introduction to what the medieval philospher and theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) said about faith in the Trinity. Gilles Emery OP provides an explanation of the main questions in Thomas's treatise on the Trinity in his major work, the Summa Theologiae. His presentation clarifies the key ideas through which Thomas accounts for the nature of Trinitarian monotheism. Emery focuses on the personal relations of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, both in their eternal communion and in their creative and saving action. By highlighting the thought of one of the greatest defenders of the doctrine of the Trinity, he enables people to grasp the classical Christian understanding of God.

  • Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Theory of Knowledge Course Companion

    Build confident critical thinkers who can process and articulate complex ideas in relevant, real-life contexts. The inquiry-based approach actively drives independent thought and helps learners explore ideas, questions and perspectives, equipping them with a higher level of critical awareness. Developed directly with the IB for the current syllabus. Help learners confidently process, analyze and articulate complex ideas through an inquiry-based approach Enable reflective, critical discussion via classroom activities that provide a rich basis for guided inquiry Encourage an open-minded, analytical perspective through a methodology firmly grounded in questioning Develop transferable critical thinking skills and enable skills application to the areas of knowledge and the wider world Support balanced comprehension of both the AOKs and the WOKs for a holistic understanding of how knowledge is created Navigate the current syllabus with a clear and logical learning pathway that takes you right from the course aims through to the assessment tasks Drive truly international awareness, with an overall treatment that considers ideas and perspectives from across the globe and their implications for action Developed directly with the IB and written by a specialist in inquiry-based learning, most closely supporting the IB approach to TOK Supporting Skills & Practice book builds all the essential foundations, enabling confidence right from the start About the series: The only DP resources developed directly with the IB, the Oxford IB Course Books are the most comprehensive core resources to support learners through their study. Fully incorporating the learner profile, resources are assessed by consulting experts in international-mindedness and TOK to ensure these crucial components are deeply embedded into learning.

  • The EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings: A Commentary and Annotated Guide

    This practical book provides a complete analysis of the EC Council Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings. This is an essential work for anyone who requires knowledge of insolvency law in the UK or any of the other 26 EU countries. The EC Regulation has direct binding force in all 27 EU countries and, actually or potentially, affects every insolvency proceeding in each of those countries which has any international aspect. This is a second edition of the leading work on the subject in English that has been cited by numerous courts in the EU, including the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice in the Eurofood case and by the appelate courts of Austria in Re: Stojeciv. The new edition is updated to accommodate significant Court decisions interpreting the Regulation such as the ECJ cases of Eurofood and Staubitz-Schreiber. The decision in Shierson v Vlieland Boddy on the meaning of time of opening proceedings and the Elektrim case on Arts 4 and 15 are also discussed. The work considers matters of implementation and interpretation in the main European states and takes account of the accession of the 10 new Member States since the last edition. In addition all changes to the text of the Regulation have been included.

  • Rain Forests: Resource Pack: Land Use Options for Amazonia

    Consisting of teacher's notes and photocopyable student activity sheets, this resource pack accompanies an A-level text which provides detailed material on the plight of the Amazon rainforest.

  • Pemberton Maths for IGCSE® Extended: Teacher Resource Pack

    Matched to the latest Cambridge syllabus at Extended level and written by an experienced examiner, this Teacher's Pack is full of resources and ideas to faciliate active learning and effective differentiation. Customisable lesson plans with extensive notes, worksheets, answer keys and suggestions for alternative approaches allow you to prepare efficiently and deliver the course with confidence.

  • Model Articles of Association for Companies

    This handy new book provides a reference collection of all the texts of default articles of association which have applied to companies registered since 1856. As such it offers a reference source for lawyers giving advice to private companies on the text of the articles of association relevant the point of formation of the company. There are currently seven main sets of default articles, dating from 1856, 1862, 1906, 1908, 1929, 1948 and 1985. The 1948 and 1985 sets have been repeatedly amended. This collection of default articles will also include any new default articles under the proposed Companies Act due to follow by Regulation in 2007. Derek French's commentary provides a summary of the law and articles of association including any changes made by the Companies Act. Each provision of each set of articles is followed by a note giving the equivalent provision in the preceding and succeeding texts so that historical development can be traced.

  • OCR Gateway GCSE Physics Online Homework (one year subscription)

    Our resources for the 2011 OCR Gateway GCSE Science specifications have been specifically developed to fit the needs of real students and teachers. OCR Gateway GCSE Science is designed to engage every student and stimulate their interest in science. This course is the simplest and clearest approach of all resources available, with all the help and support you need to teach the new specifications with ease and make the transition as smooth as possible. It also provides comprehensive exam preparation and assessment to help your students understand what is expected of them and improve their grades. GCSE Science Online Homework covers all students' home learning needs. It contains online activities that can be completed either as homework or for practice, so students can really develop their science skills and knowledge at home. It's straightforward and easy to use, for both teachers and students, so really provides hassle-free homework - and saves you valuable time.

  • Economic Society

    This textbook has been throroughly revised for the GCSE examination and conforms to the new syllabus requirements. It has also been redesigned in a new format with many new illustrations.

  • Oxford School Atlas 2012

    The Oxford School Atlas includes country data and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. The atlas covers key curriculum themes such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate, economic activity, and development. It includes comprehensive coverage of the British Isles, and case studies of Italy, Kenya, Brazil, Japan, China, California, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and Antarctica.

  • Oxford Primary English: Other Kinds of Writing 1

    This book is intended for age range: 7-9.

  • Latin Poetry and the Classical Tradition: Essays in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

    In this wide-ranging collection of critical essays, offered to J.B.Trapp on his retirement as Director of the Warburg Institute (University of London), some of the central problems in the interpretation of post-classical Latin poetry are addressed. Through a variety of critical approaches, an international team of experts casts light on the issues of imitation and originality in Latin Poetry from late antiquity to the high Renaissance, demonstrating the richness and subtlety of the classical tradition in its literary exponents. This book should be of interest to cultural and literary historians of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as scholars and students concerned with classical poetry and its interpretation.

  • Selected Letters

    'How I wish that you had invited me to that most attractive feast on the Ides of March!' Cicero lived through some of the most turbulent years in the history of Rome, and witnessed at first-hand the overthrow of the republic and its replacement by a tyranny. His letters to friends and family are an astonishingly detailed record of daily life and politics in Rome. This selection, covering the years 68-43 BC, not merely documents in detail Cicero's career but simultaneously provides a month-by-month record of the final collapse of the Roman senatorial government. The letters provide from the inside a vivid picture of events from the high point of Cicero's consulship of 63, through the humiliation of his exile and subsequent subjection to the dynasts, to the assassination of Caesar in 44, and Cicero's brief hour of glory in leading senatorial resistance to the tyranny of Mark Antony. In P. G. Walsh's lively new translation, Cicero's correspondence once more brings alive the excitement and danger of ancient Rome. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care

    The main burden of disease in most African countries presents as emergencies, yet emergency care is massively neglected. The AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care equips healthcare workers in the sub-Saharan Region to investigate and manage patients who present with a range of acute conditions. The Handbook takes the reader through the approach to the patient in a moderately resourced setting (e.g. where an X-ray machine and oxygen is available), or in a setting with full resources (e.g. CT scanner, cardiac catheterisation lab). This unique stratified approach is tailored to the specificities of the African context. In addition, the book includes a set of syndrome-based Rapid Assessment Protocols to facilitate rapid intervention for undifferentially critically ill patients.

  • AQA GCSE Physics Student Book

    Our resources for the 2011 AQA GCSE Science specifications have been specifically developed by listening to teachers and addressing their needs. You can be confident your students will achieve the best grades as our course gives you more assessment, better engagement and extra help with delivery - much more than any other AQA GCSE Science course. The course is also the simplest and clearest approach of all resources available - containing all the help and support you need to teach the new specifications with ease and to make the transition as smooth as possible. The course also provides comprehensive exam preparation and assessment to help your students understand what is expected of them and improve their grades. The GCSE Physics Student Book helps you create engaging, lively and relevant science lessons. This series provides a firm foundation for students who want to go on to study separate sciences at A Level. It also provides plenty of exam preparation and help with revision.

  • Nonlinear Time Series Analysis with R

    Nonlinear Time Series Analysis with R provides a practical guide to emerging empirical techniques allowing practitioners to diagnose whether highly fluctuating and random appearing data are most likely driven by random or deterministic dynamic forces. It joins the chorus of voices recommending 'getting to know your data' as an essential preliminary evidentiary step in modelling. Time series are often highly fluctuating with a random appearance. Observed volatility is commonly attributed to exogenous random shocks to stable real-world systems. However, breakthroughs in nonlinear dynamics raise another possibility: highly complex dynamics can emerge endogenously from astoundingly parsimonious deterministic nonlinear models. Nonlinear Time Series Analysis (NLTS) is a collection of empirical tools designed to aid practitioners detect whether stochastic or deterministic dynamics most likely drive observed complexity. Practitioners become 'data detectives' accumulating hard empirical evidence supporting their modelling approach. This book is targeted to professionals and graduate students in engineering and the biophysical and social sciences. Its major objectives are to help non-mathematicians--with limited knowledge of nonlinear dynamics--to become operational in NLTS; and in this way to pave the way for NLTS to be adopted in the conventional empirical toolbox and core coursework of the targeted disciplines. Consistent with modern trends in university instruction, the book makes readers active learners with hands-on computer experiments in R code directing them through NLTS methods and helping them understand the underlying logic. The computer code is explained in detail so that readers can adjust it for use in their own work. The book also provides readers with an explicit framework--condensed from sound empirical practices recommended in the literature--that details a step-by-step procedure for applying NLTS in real-world data diagnostics.

  • AQA GCSE Chemistry Exam Preparation and Assessment OxBox CD-ROM

    Our resources for the 2011 AQA GCSE Science specifications have been specifically developed by listening to teachers and addressing their needs. You can be confident your students will achieve the best grades as our course gives you more assessment, better engagement and extra help with delivery - much more than any other AQA GCSE Science course. The course is also the simplest and clearest approach of all resources available - containing all the help and support you need to teach the new specifications with ease and to make the transition as smooth as possible. The course also provides comprehensive exam preparation and assessment to help your students understand what is expected of them and improve their grades. The GCSE Chemistry Exam Preparation and Assessment OxBox CD-ROM is a flexible and time-saving resource that gives you everything you need to assess your students and best prepare them for their exams. It's easy to use with simple navigation, and contains customizable content. It includes a variety of questions and tests (including summative, formative and diagnostic), and most can be adapted for your assessment needs. For ease of use, the tests can be administered either electronically or they can be printed off.

  • How to Clone a Sheep

    Whether you're interested in cloning budgies or building black holes, the "How to" guides tell everything the reader needs to know. These hands-on guides provide step-by step instructions on how to build a Moon rocket, clone a sheep, split the atom or make a time machine. And on the way to becoming a time traveller or nuclear genius, you can learn about the brilliant scientists who first made these discoveries - and about the slightly less brilliant scientists who didn't. This book is a guide to genetics. In July 1995, a lamb was born in a shed in Scotland. This was a very special lamb. She was called Dolly, and she was an exact copy, or clone, of another sheep. For the first time in history, scientists had successfully cloned an animal! Learn the full story of Dolly and how she was born in "How to Clone a Sheep". The reader can also find out how to build a model cell, copy some DNA, and how to clone plants and animals at home!

  • Logic: A Very Short Introduction

    Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively and accessible introduction, Graham Priest shows how wrong this conception is. He explores the philosophical roots of the subject, explaining how modern formal logic deals with issues ranging from the existence of God and the reality of time to paradoxes of probability and decision theory. Along the way, the basics of formal logic are explained in simple, non-technical terms, showing that logic is a powerful and exciting part of modern philosophy. In this new edition Graham Priest expands his discussion to cover the subjects of algorithms and axioms, and proofs in mathematics. 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 by Choice

    Writing by Choice is a comprehensive, widely applicable approach to developing writing skills for the academic, business, and personal realms. This "4-in-1" text focuses on helping student writers make informed choices among the many variables involved in different types of writing. Students learn about the three common types of student essays (argumentative, research, literary) and topics relevant to today's classroom, such as electronic research, source reliability, diction and vocabulary, and writing across the disciplines. The third edition is divided into three parts (a rhetoric with integrated reader, a research guide, and a handbook) and features learning objectives, current examples, new academic and professional readings, annotated student essays, definitions and cross-references in the margins, individual and collaborative exercises, chapter summaries, and a glossary.

  • Philosophy in the Islamic World: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 3

    The latest in the series based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, this volume presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership. It takes an approach unprecedented among introductions to this subject, by providing full coverage of Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslims, and by taking the story of philosophy from its beginnings in the world of early Islam all the way through to the twentieth century. Major figures like Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides are covered in great detail, but the book also looks at less familiar thinkers, including women philosophers. Attention is also given to the philosophical relevance of Islamic theology (kalam) and mysticism--the Sufi tradition within Islam, and Kabbalah among Jews--and to science, with chapters on disciplines like optics and astronomy. The book is divided into three sections, with the first looking at the first blossoming of Islamic theology and responses to the Greek philosophical tradition in the world of Arabic learning. This 'formative period' culminates with the work of Avicenna, the pivotal figure to whom most later thinkers feel they must respond. The second part of the book discusses philosophy in Muslim Spain (Andalusia), where Jewish philosophers come to the fore, though this is also the setting for such thinkers as Averroes and Ibn Arabi. Finally, a third section looks in unusual detail at later developments, touching on philosophy in the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires and showing how thinkers in the nineteenth to the twentieth century were still concerned to respond to the ideas that had animated philosophy in the Islamic world for centuries, while also responding to political and intellectual challenges from the European colonial powers.

  • Understanding Statistics

    An excellent new text which meets the A-level requirements of Statistics as a subject in its own right and as a part of Mathematics. Also a very thorough introduction to the subject for students in higher education who need a grounding in Statistics related to other disciplines. The book is written in a friendly style, with lively text, interesting contexts, and potted biographies of significant mathematicians. A huge number of worked examples and exercises, and over 80 projects, give students the confidence to put theory into practice.

  • Treaty Interpretation

    This series features works on substantial topics in international law which provide authoritative statements of the chosen areas. Taken together they map out the whole of international law in a set of scholarly reference works and treatises intended to be of use to scholars, practitioners, and students. This book provides a guide to interpreting treaties properly in accordance with the modern rules for treaty interpretation which are codified in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. These rules now apply to virtually all treaties both in an international context and within many national legal systems where treaties have an impact on a large and growing range of matters. Lawyers, administrators, diplomats, and officials at international organisations are increasingly likely to encounter issues of treaty interpretation which require not only knowledge of the relevant rules but also how these rules have been, and are to be, applied in practice. There is now a considerable body of case law on application of the codified rules. This case law, combined with the history and analysis of the rules, provides a basis for understanding this most important task in the application of treaties internationally and within national systems of law. Any lawyer who ever has to consider international matters, and increasingly any lawyer whose work involves domestic legislation with any international connection, is at risk nowadays of encountering a treaty provision which requires interpretation, whether the treaty provision is explicitly in issue or is the source of the relevant legislation. This expanded edition includes consideration of a range of recent cases, takes account of relevant work of the International Law Commission, and has new material addressing matters raised in the growing body of literature on treaty interpretation.

  • Diplomatic Law: Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

    The 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations has for over 50 years been central to diplomacy and applied to all forms of relations among sovereign States. Participation is almost universal. The rules giving special protection to ambassadors are the oldest established in international law and the Convention is respected almost everywhere. But understanding it as a living instrument requires knowledge of its background in customary international law, of the negotiating history which clarifies many of its terms and the subsequent practice of states and decisions of national courts which have resolved other ambiguities. Diplomatic Law provides this in-depth Commentary. The book is an essential guide to changing methods of modern diplomacy and shows how challenges to its regime of special protection for embassies and diplomats have been met and resolved. It is used by ministries of foreign affairs and cited by domestic courts world-wide. The book analyzes the reasons for the widespread observance of the Convention rules and why in the special case of communications - where there is flagrant violation of their special status - these reasons do not apply. It describes how abuse has been controlled and how the immunities in the Convention have survived onslaught by those claiming that they should give way to conflicting entitlements to access to justice and the desire to punish violators of human rights. It describes how the duty of diplomats not to interfere in the internal affairs of the host State is being narrowed in the face of the communal international responsibility to monitor and uphold human rights.

  • An Introduction to Clifford Algebras and Spinors

    An in depth exploration of how Clifford algebras and spinors have been sparking collaboration and bridging the gap between Physics and Mathematics. This collaboration has been the consequence of a growing awareness of the importance of algebraic and geometric properties in many physical phenomena, and of the discovery of common ground through various touch points: relating Clifford algebras and the arising geometry to so-called spinors, and to their three definitions (both from the mathematical and physical viewpoint). The main points of contact are the representations of Clifford algebras and the periodicity theorems. Clifford algebras also constitute a highly intuitive formalism, having an intimate relationship to quantum field theory. The text strives to seamlessly combine these various viewpoints and is devoted to a wider audience of both physicists and mathematicians. Among the existing approaches to Clifford algebras and spinors this book is unique in that it provides a didactical presentation of the topic and is accessible to both students and researchers. It emphasizes the formal character and the deep algebraic and geometric completeness, and merges them with the physical applications.

  • South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

    South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain is the first book to provide a historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of publishing houses. This comparison of succeeding generations of writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain examines how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary market place, and the critical reception of them, changed significantly throughout the twentieth century. Ranasinha shows how the aesthetic, cultural, and political context changed significantly for each generation, producing radically different kinds of writing and transforming the role of the postcolonial writer of South Asian origin. The extensive use of original materials from publishers' archives shows how shifting political, academic, and commercial agendas in Britain and North America influenced the selection, content, presentation, and consumption of many of these texts. The differences between writers of different generations can thus in part be understood in terms of the different demands of their publishers and expectations of readers in each decade. Writers from different generations are paired accordingly in each chapter: Nirad Chaudhuri (1897-1999) with Tambimuttu (1915-83); Ambalavener Sivanandan (born 1923) with Kamala Markandaya (born 1924); Salman Rushdie (born 1947) with Farrukh Dhondy (born 1944); and Hanif Kureishi (born 1954) with Meera Syal (born 1963). Raja Rao, Mulk Raj Anand, Attia Hosain, V.S Naipaul, and Aubrey Menen are also discussed.

  • Further Pure Mathematics

    Following on from Introducing Pure Mathematics by Smedley and Wiseman, Further Pure Mathematics covers in one volume all the pure mathematics required by students taking further mathematics. It also provides the basics for mathematics encountered in Higher Education.

  • Blackstone's Eu Treaties & Legislation 2007-2008

    Designed specifically for students, Blackstone's Statutes lead the market in providing a carefully selected, regularly updated, and well sourced collection of legislation for the core subjects and major options offered on the law syllabus. Each title is ideal for use throughout the course and in exams providing the student with: - Unparalleled coverage - Unannotated primary and secondary legislation - Detailed tables of content to aid quick and efficient research - Up-to-date and relevant material Online Resource Centre Updates Web links

  • Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law

    Now in its fifth edition, this invaluable handbook provides a complete guide to the practical application of data protection law. It is fully updated and expanded to include coverage of significant developments in the practice of data protection, and takes account of new legislation as well as guidance published by the Information Commissioner since the last edition. The fifth edition includes coverage of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); the implications of Brexit; new guidance from the Information Commissioner's office; coverage of new cases on several aspects of data protection compliance; the latest developments on electronic communications; new chapters on accountability and the role of the Data Protection Officer, and creating a compliance programme. Data Protection: A Practical Guide to UK and EU Law is essential reading for all those working with data protection issues, and in compliance departments, as well as in-house and private practice lawyers, company secretaries, HR Officers and IT specialists, and has been adopted as 'recommended reading' on the Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection Programme (<a href="http://www.dataprotectionqualification.com">www.dataprotectionqualification.com</a>)

  • Oxford English: An International Approach Student Book 4

    Oxford English provides students and teachers with current, meaningful, and practical activities with a thematic approach to help students to develop skills, gain confidence and enjoy the study of English. It has been developed specifically for international schools and Part 4 has been designed to address the Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language syllabus. Each book provides reading, writing, listening and speaking activities that support the development of skills, knowledge, values and attitudes. The contents link up with internationally relevant and topical issues, helping students relate the study of English to other subject areas and understand the wider importance of their study, building their enthusiasm.

  • Cambridge IGCSE® Exam Skills Builder: English as a Second Language

    Fully matched to the Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language syllabus, this Exam Skills Builder fully prepares learners for assessment success. By presenting authentic, graded responses from past papers, it helps learners understand exam expectations, evaluate their own performance, engage in peer assessment, and construct top quality answers.

  • Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone

    This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Jean Dreze has a rare and distinctive understanding of the Indian economy and its relationship with the social life of ordinary people. He has travelled widely in rural India and done fieldwork of a kind that few economists have attempted. In Sense and Solidarity Dreze offers unique insight on issues of hunger, inequality, conflict, and the evolution of social policy in India over roughly the past two decades. Historic legislations and initiatives of the period, relating for instance to the right to food and the right to work, are all scrutinised and explained, as are the fierce debates that often accompanied them. "Jholawala" has become a disparaging term for activists in the Indian business media. This book affirms the learning value of collective action combined with sound economic analysis. In his detailed introduction, the author argues for an approach to development economics where research and action are complementary and interconnected.Sense and Solidarity spans the gamut of critical social policies, from education and health to poverty, nutrition, child care, corruption, employment, and social security. There are also less predictable topics such as the caste system, corporate power, nuclear disarmament, the Gujarat model, the Kashmir conflict, and universal basic income. Sense and Solidarity enlarges the boundaries of social development towards a broad concern with the sort of society we want to create.

  • Environmental Assessment: The Regulation of Decision Making

    Environmental Assessment is an inherently interdisciplinary mechanism which is concerned with the input and quality of information about the likely effects of development upon the environment. It is a useful tool for examining aspects of the relationship between law, governance, and the regulation of decision making, which have been central to the development of environmental law. In this volume, the procedural mechanism of environmental assessment is analysed. The author argues that, notwithstanding its procedural nature, environmental assessment is highly material to the outcome of a decision. A major focus of this analysis is the enhanced role of the developer in shaping the outcome of a decision by assuming responsibility for providing information on which a decision will be based, in accordance with a broader agenda of expanding the roles and responsibilities of participants in environmental decision making. The author draws upon several contemporary projects as case studies of assessment: a global port, an offshore windfarm, a flood defence strategy, and a recreation centre. In analysing these sites of decision making from a legal perspective, the author touches upon the key determinants of environmental assessment: discretion, the significance of environmental effects, alternative options, and participatory rights. Finally, the volume looks to the future development of environmental assessment: as an avenue for protest, and, alternatively, as a standardized component of international contracts for development.

  • Twenty First Century Science: GCSE Separate Science Resources & Planning Pack 2/E

    The second editions of these bestselling Twenty First Century Science resources have been developed in partnership with OCR, the University of York Science Education Group and the Nuffield Foundation. The resources have been fully updated to match the new 2011 specifications. The second editions build on the success of this hugely popular suite of resources. Using extensive feedback from schools and teachers, the new suite provides ideal support for the 2011 specifications. There is lots of support for exam preparation and assessment throughout the course and even more differentiation support to help learning for all abilities. The course is fully customizable using the latest digital support and it's packed with new scientific contexts reflecting the latest research and ideas. The GCSE Separate Science Resources and Planning Pack gives you all the support you need to help make the transition to the new specifications as easy as possible. It contains a wealth of support including lesson plans covering the whole course, homework and cover lessons and activity sheets. Step-by-step guidance is provided every step of the way, including help for the new content and styles of assessment, as well as the new Controlled Assessment.

  • Grimoires: A History of Magic Books

    What is a grimoire? The word has a familiar ring to many people, particularly as a consequence of such popular television dramas as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. But few people are sure exactly what it means. Put simply, grimoires are books of spells that were first recorded in the Ancient Middle East and which have developed and spread across much of the Western Hemisphere and beyond over the ensuing millennia. At their most benign, they contain charms and remedies for natural and supernatural ailments and advice on contacting spirits to help find treasures and protect from evil. But at their most sinister they provide instructions on how to manipulate people for corrupt purposes and, worst of all, to call up and make a pact with the Devil. Both types have proven remarkably resilient and adaptable and retain much of their relevance and fascination to this day. But the grimoire represents much more than just magic. To understand the history of grimoires is to understand the spread of Christianity, the development of early science, the cultural influence of the print revolution, the growth of literacy, the impact of colonialism, and the expansion of western cultures across the oceans. As this book richly demonstrates, the history of grimoires illuminates many of the most important developments in European history over the last two thousand years.

  • Imagined Futures: Writing, Science, and Modernity in the To-Day and To-Morrow Book Series, 1923-31

    This study provides the first substantial history and analysis of the To-Day and To-Morrow series of 110 books, published by Kegan Paul Trench and Trubner (and E. P. Dutton in the USA) from 1923 to 1931, in which writers chose a topic, described its present, and predicted its future. Contributors included J. B. S. Haldane, Bertrand Russell, Vernon Lee, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, Sylvia Pankhurst, Hugh McDiarmid, James Jeans, J. D. Bernal, Winifred Holtby, Andre Maurois, and many others. The study combines a comprehensive account of its interest, history, and range with a discussion of its key concerns, tropes, and influence. The argument focuses on science and technology, not only as the subject of many of the volumes, but also as method--especially through the paradigm of the human sciences--applied to other disciplines; and as a source of metaphors for representing other domains. It also includes chapters on war, technology, cultural studies, and literature and the arts. This book aims to reinstate the series as a vital contribution to the writing of modernity, and to reappraise modernism's relation to the future, establishing a body of progressive writing which moves beyond the discourses of post-Darwinian degeneration and post-war disenchantment, projecting human futures rather than mythic or classical pasts. It also shows how, as a co-ordinated body of futurological writing, the series is also revealing about the nature and practices of modern futurology itself.

  • Blackstone's Police Sergeants' & Inspectors' Mock Examination Paper 2018

    Blackstone's Police Sergeants' and Inspectors' Mock Examination Paper 2018 helps you prepare for your NPPF Step Two Legal Examination (formerly OSPRE(R) Part I), with 150 exclusive questions taken from across the syllabus and fully referenced to the Blackstone's Police Manuals 2018. Split into two handy sections, the paper contains the mock exam booklet and answer sheet, and a second, sealed pack containing the answers and detailed marking matrix. Matching the only format of questions you will see in both the Sergeants' and Inspectors' examinations, the three hour time limit helps you gauge your revision progress and practise your exam technique. Once the exam is completed, the answers are provided with full explanations, not only of the correct response but also details of why the other responses were incorrect, and these are referenced to the officially endorsed Blackstone's Police Manuals 2018. The paper tests you on all areas of the official syllabus found in the Manuals and includes verification questions to simulate exact examination conditions. Blackstone's Police Sergeants' and Inspectors' Mock Examination Paper 2018 offers a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment of your exam preparedness, and helps you to avoid unnecessary pitfalls.

  • Pain and Palliation

    Pain and Palliation is just one of the titles from the Oxford General Practice Library. The unique series of pocketbooks provides GPs with comprehensive coverage of specific topics in general practice which are linked directly to the requirements of the new GP Contract, and explains how GPs can maximize their salaries. For each book in this groundbreaking series, the authors have expanded on a major section from the bestselling Oxford Handbook of General Practice , adding a host of useful features.

  • Counter-Revolution: Liberal Europe in Retreat

    Can open society survive? Is Europe disintegrating? How to overcome the economic crisis? Will Europeans feel secure again? Counter Revolution is a bold attempt to make sense of the extraordinary events taking place in Europe today. It examines the counter-revolution developing in Europe, exploring its roots and implications. The book takes the form of a series of heartfelt letters to the late European guru Ralf Dahrendorf. Several months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dahrendorf wrote a book fashioned on Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France. Like Burke, he chose to put his analysis in the form of a letter, reflecting on the implications of the turbulent period around 1989. Thirty years' later, and faced with an equally turbulent period, Jan Zielonka asks: what next? This is not a book on populism, however: it is a book about liberalism. Populism has become a favourite topic within liberal circles and few have exposed populist deceptions and dangers better than liberal writers. Yet, liberals have shown themselves better at finger-pointing than at self-reflection. This book addresses the imbalance; it is a self-critical book by a life-time liberal. Counter-Revolution suggests that Europe and its liberal project need to be reinvented and recreated. There is no simple way back. Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel will not produce wonders. Europe failed to adjust to enormous geopolitical, economic, and technological changes that swept the continent over the past three decades. European models of democracy, capitalism, and integration are not in sync with new complex networks of cities, bankers, terrorists, or migrants. Liberal values that made Europe thrive for many decades have been betrayed. The escalation of emotions, myths, and ordinary lies left little space for reason, deliberation, and conciliation. This book examines these different aspects, proposing a way out of the labyrinth.

  • The World Trade Organization: Law, Practice, and Policy

    The WTO is one of the most important intergovernmental organizations in the world, yet the way in which it functions as an organization and the scope of its authority and power are still poorly understood. This comprehensively revised new edition of the acclaimed work by an outstanding team of WTO law specialists, provides a complete overview of the law and practice of the WTO. The authors begin with the institutional law of the WTO (such as the sources of law and remedies of the dispute settlement system), then tackle the principal substantive obligations of the WTO regime (including tariffs, quotas, and MFN). They then move on to consider unfair trade, regional trading arrangements, and developing countries. In its final section the book deals with the consequences of globalization: firstly where WTO law confronts legal regimes governing issues of competition and intellectual property, and secondly, where free trade is seen to be incompatible with certain human rights. This edition also includes new chapters on trade in agriculture and on government procurement and trade.

  • Contract Law

    Written by a leading contract lawyer with extensive teaching experience, Contract Law takes a unique approach to a complex subject. Chen-Wishart combines academic rigour with an innovative visual approach, presenting the law with diagrams, flowcharts and tables to provide students with a stimulating account of key principles and an engaging analysis of the complexities of contract law. Thought-provoking analytical features, such as the 'Pause for reflection' and 'Counterpoint' boxes encourage active and critical engagement with the topics. Online resources The book is accompanied by a suite of online resources including animated versions of selected diagrams with audio commentary; guidance on answering the questions posed in the book; web links to key cases and legislation; updates; and two additional chapters on incapacity and illegality & public policy. Additionally, lecturers have access to a test bank, and electronic copies of the diagrams from the book.

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

    The best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. It is now available in a new and expanded edition and includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, and schools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, and crime fiction. It includes extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history, as well as updated and extended advice on recommended further reading and a pronunciation guide to more than 200 terms. New to this edition are recommended entry-level web links updated via the Dictionary of Literary Terms companion website.

  • Making Sense in the Social Sciences: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

    Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this seventh edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information on proper documentation guidelines, essay and report writing, different methods of qualitative and quantitative research, ethical research, and more.

  • OXFORD PRIMARY THESAURUS

    This is a major edition of the popular Oxford Primary Thesaurus. It lists words in alphabetical order and gives over 50,000 synonyms, antonyms, and special topic words to encourage pupils to improve their writing. The simple and accessible design with headwords picked out in colour, alphabet tabs on every page, and tinted colour panels with extra information on overused words, topic words, and writing tips will make finding new or alternative words quick and simple. Fully revised in line with the new 2006 Literacy Framework, it supports pupils creating and shaping their own texts and helps them to use language imaginatively and effectively. It helps them to choose words for particular effects and for formal, informal, or subject-specific contexts. The Oxford Primary Thesaurus is an invaluable reference tool for pupils to reflect independently and critically on their own writing and edit and improve it.

  • Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual and Workbook 2019

    Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual and Workbook 2019 are the only official study guides for the National Investigators' Exam (NIE), which is taken as part of Phase 1 of the Initial Crime Investigators' Development Programme. It is the most comprehensive and effective package for studying for the NIE, providing the complete 2019 syllabus, and practical exercises and multiple-choice questions to test your knowledge. Based on the bestselling Blackstone's Police Manuals, Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual 2019 provides all the legal information which is relevant to your role as a trainee investigator and is applicable to all NIE exams taken in 2019. Covering all key legislation in the areas of General Principles, Police Powers and Procedures; Serious Crime and Other Offences; Property Offences; and Sexual Offences, it also features the relevant PACE Codes of Practice, with chapters incorporating the relevant Code with Keynotes offering practical advice and examples, as well as chapters covering the Immigration Act 1971 and the Customs & Excise Management Act 1979 for investigators within immigration, customs, and the National Crime Agency. Blackstone's Police Investigators' Workbook 2019 has 24 chapters, offering you an opportunity to gauge your revision progress through multiple-choice questions at each chapter opening, followed by a refresher section on complex parts of the syllabus with exercises and flowcharts, and recall questions at the conclusion to reinforce learning. Useful cross references point back to the Manual in the answer sections. Now in its eighteenth edition, both the Manual and Workbook contain the latest legislation and case law relevant to the 2019 NIE, including the Policing and Crime Act 2017 and the revised PACE codes C, E and F, new legislation under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, and significant case law decisions.

  • Current Legal Problems 2006 Volume 59

    The Current Legal Problems lecture series and annual volume was established over fifty five years ago at the Faculty of Laws, University College London and has long been recognised as a major reference point for legal scholarship. The continuing strength of Current Legal Problems is its representation of a broad range of legal scholarship opinion, theory, methodology, and subject matter, with an emphasis upon contemporary developments of law. Contributions to the 59th volume in the series include a major re-evaluation of the Human Rights Act from Trevor Allan; a survey of recent trends in British crime and control from Robert Reiner; an analysis of the EU's impact on cultural diversity from Bruno de Witte; an examination of tax avoidance from Judith Freedman and a critique of EU constitutionalism from Neil Walker.

  • The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature: Five Hundred Years of Literary Homecomings

    The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best-known stories in the Bible. It has captured the imagination of commentators, preachers and writers. Alison M. Jack explores the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family in literature in English. She considers diverse literary periods and genres in which the paradigm is particularly prevalent, such as Elizabethan literature, the work of Shakespeare, the novels of female Victorian writers, the American short story tradition, novels focused on the lives of ordained ministers, and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Iain Crichton Smith. Drawing on scholarship from biblical and literary studies, this study demonstrates the remarkable potency of the parable in generating new, and at times contradictory, meanings in different contexts. Historical and literary criticism are brought into dialogue to explore this remarkably resilient and nimble character as he dances through drama, novels and poetry across the centuries.

  • Waiting to Happen: The Sociology of Unexpected Injuries

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  • 1931: Debt, Crisis, and the Rise of Hitler

    Germany's financial collapse in the summer of 1931 was one of the biggest economic catastrophes of modern history. It led to a global panic, brought down the international monetary system, and turned a worldwide recession into a prolonged depression. The German crisis also contributed decisively to the rise of Hitler. Soon after the crisis, the Nazi Party became the largest party of the country which paved the way for Hitler's eventual seizure of power in 1933. The reason for the financial collapse was Germany's large pile of foreign debt denominated in gold currency which condemned the government to cut spending, raise taxes, and lower wages in the middle of a worldwide recession. As the political resistance to this austerity policy grew, the German government began to question its debt obligations, prompting foreign investors to panic and sell their German assets. The resulting currency crisis led to the failure of the already weakened banking system and a partial sovereign default. Hitler managed to profit from the crisis, because he had been the most vocal critic of the reparation regime. As the financial system collapsed, his relentless attacks against foreign creditors and the alleged complicity of the German government resonated more than ever with the electorate. Sadly enough, Germany's creditors hesitated too long to take the wind out of Hitler's sails by offering debt relief. In 1931,Tobias Straumann reveals the story of the fatal crisis, demonstrating how a debt trap contributed to the rapid financial and political collapse of a European country, and to the rise of the Nazi Party.

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    This special edition of The Oxford Companion to the Brontes commemorates the bicentenary of Emily Bronte's birth in July 1818 and provides comprehensive and detailed information about the lives, works, and reputations of the Brontes - the three sisters Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, their father, and their brother Branwell. Expanded entries surveying the Brontes' lives and works are supplemented by entries on friends and acquaintances, pets, literary and political heroes; on the places they knew and the places they imagined; on their letters, drawings and paintings; on historical events such as Chartism, the Peterloo Massacre, and the Ashantee Wars; on exploration, slavery, and religion. Selected entries on the characters and places in the Bronte juvenilia provide a glimpse into their early imaginative worlds, and entries on film, ballet, and musicals indicate the extent to which their works have inspired others. A new foreword to the text has been also penned by Claire Harman, award-winning writer and literary critic, and recent biographer of Charlotte Bronte. This is a unique and authoritative reference book for the research student and the general reader. The A-Z format, extensive cross-referencing, classified contents, chronologies, illustrations, and maps, both facilitate quick reference and encourage further exploration. This Companion is not only invaluable for quick searches, but a delight to browse, and an inspiration to further reading.

  • The Legend of Odysseus

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  • The Glorious Art of Peace: Paths to Peace in a New Age of War

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  • Oxford Handbook of Critical Care Nursing

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  • The Arrivants: A New World Trilogy (Rights of Passage; Islands; Masks)

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  • A History of Merton College, Oxford

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  • Business Statistics Using Excel

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  • How Change Happens

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  • Human and Social Biology for Caribbean Schools

    Human and Social Biology for Caribbean Schools has been specifically written to meet the needs of students following the new Human and Social Biology syllabus for CXC (CSEC). It is superbly illustrated, contains clear and straightforward explanations on all topics and includes Caribbean examples. With a lively full colour design and an accessible format, this is an ideal resource for all students of this subject.

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  • Oxford Primary English: Other Kinds of Writing 2

    This entertaining, illustrated collection demonstrates how different kinds of writing - lists, instructions, diary entries, cartoon strips, news reports, recipes and letters - can be used to tell stories. It is hoped that many of the pieces included will inspire children to create their own versions. The material - by authors such as Tony Mitton, Gina Douthwaite, Robin Mellor and Wes Magee - has been specially selected for 7-9 and 9-11 year olds (Years 3-4 and 5-6 of the National Curriculum). Some pieces are published here for the first time.

  • Golden Pages: Qur'ans and Other Manuscripts from the Collection of Ghassan I. Shaker

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  • Plasma Physics and Fusion Plasma Electrodynamics

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  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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  • Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

    This new collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 21st century, against a backdrop of the landmark events leading up to it. From Catherine Tate and the Simpsons to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, Modern Quotations charts the ebbs and flows of popular culture as well as marking the key voices and watersheds for our time. An authoritative look-up reference, and an enjoyable source for browsing: the perfect gift. New quotations include: 'You tried your best, and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.' [Homer Simpson] Matt Groening 'I ain't a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.' Woody Guthrie 'I don't eat anything with a face.' Linda McCartney 'Never stop because you are afraid -- you are never so likely to be wrong.' Fridtjof Nansen 'I watch where the cosmetics industry is going and then walk in the opposite direction.' Anita Roddick 'I wish I had invented blue jeans.' Yves Saint Laurent 'Fame vaporizes, money goes with the wind, and all that's left is character.' O. J. Simpson

  • Contract Law: Text, Cases, & Materials

    Authored by one of the leading authorities in the field, this account of the modern law of contract is a popular text with students and lecturers alike. Presenting a unique balance of 40% text to 60% cases and materials, the book can be used both as a stand alone text and as a companion volume to a short introductory textbook. Through this fresh approach to the subject, students obtain a firm understanding of the central doctrines and associated controversies. Comprehensive coverage is presented in a logical structure that maps closely onto courses, and stimulating commentary is delivered through detailed introductions, extract notes and extensive comments within each chapter. Extended extracts illustrate points clearly, and promote the essential skills of case-reading, encouraging more detailed analysis of salient points, while analysis of key academic commentaries on issues of controversy, contract clauses etc is also included to provide a well-rounded discussion. Extracts from materials such as the Principles of European Contract Law, and the UNIDROIT Principles for International Commercial Contracts are incorporated throughout to provide a useful point of comparison with English Law - encouraging critical reflection upon the state of the English system and illustrating how the law of contract is regarded in other jurisdictions. Specimen clauses are also cited to demonstrate some of the practical problems that confront both businessmen and lawyers, offering students working examples of complex issues. Questions are placed at key points throughout the text to encourage further consideration and reflection of complex or controversial issues, while extensive referencing promotes further research. Written in a familiar and engaging style, this book offers a thought-provoking and well-balanced argument aimed squarely at undergraduates. Online Resource Centre . Updates on case law, new legislation and academic commentary . A test bank of 150 multiple choice questions with answers and feedback . Extra material to enable students to find out more about areas of particular interest, such as incapacity and illegality

  • Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Criminal Law

    Smith, Hogan, & Ormerod's Criminal Law is rightly regarded as the leading doctrinal textbook on criminal law in England and Wales. The book owes its consistent popularity to its accessible style, depth of analysis, and breadth of coverage. Over fifty years since the publication of the first edition, Professor David Ormerod and Karl Laird continue the tradition set down by Professors Sir John Smith and Brian Hogan by producing a textbook of unrivaled quality. The text continues to be an invaluable resource for undergraduate students and an essential reference source for criminal law practitioners. Online resources: A selection of online resources accompany this text, including: . Comprehensive annual legal updates, organized by chapter . A full bibliography arranged alphabetically and by chapter . A selection of additional online chapters

  • AS and A Level Chemistry through Diagrams

    Expert authors have taken the content of the AS and A Level specifications and presented them in a refreshingly clear and concise format. Simple illustrations are used to present information in a particularly clear and memorable way, and all content is broken down into short one-page sections.

  • A Dictionary of Education

    Education is of relevance to everyone but it involves a specialized vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. The new UK-focused Dictionary of Education provides clear and concise definitions for 1,250 terms, from A* to zero tolerance, that anyone studying education or working in the field is likely to encounter. Coverage includes all sectors of education: pre-school, primary, secondary, further and higher education, special needs, adult and continuing education, and work-based learning. It also includes major legislation, key figures and organizations, and national curriculum and assessment terminology. The dictionary features entry-level weblinks, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Education companion website. Detailed appendices include a timeline summary of landmark educational legislation since 1945 and a glossary of acronyms. In addition, there is a useful, fully cross-referenced section of comparative terms used in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. This up-to-date and authoritative dictionary is essential for all students of education, teachers, and lecturers on development programmes, and it is strongly recommended for governors, classroom assistants, and parents.

  • Complete Mathematics for Cambridge IGCSE® Student Book (Core)

    Updated in line with the most recent Cambridge IGCSE Core Mathematics syllabus, this engaging Student Book provides complete content coverage in a clear and visual style, suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English. The book is easy-to-use, with an accessible format of worked examples and practice questions. Accompanying digital materials enhance the printed content, presenting hundreds of additional homework questions, self-assessment checklists, revision and exam tips and examiner comments. An Teacher's Guide and Revision Guide are also available.

  • Oxford Popular School Dictionary

    The Popular School dictionary has over 40, 000 words and phrases, with simple meanings and example phrases show how words are used. It includes words from the curriculum, international vocabulary and new words from ICT. It is ideal for quick word look-up at home.

  • The Origins of Meaning: Language in the Light of Evolution

    In this, the first of two ground-breaking volumes on the nature of language in the light of the way it evolved, James Hurford looks at how the world first came to have a meaning in the minds of animals and how in humans this meaning eventually came to be expressed as language. He reviews a mass of evidence to show how close some animals, especially primates and more especially apes, are to the brink of human language. Apes may not talk to us but they construct rich cognitive representations of the world around them, and here, he shows, are the evolutionary seeds of abstract thought - the means of referring to objects, the memory of events, even elements of the propositional thinking philosophers have hitherto reserved for humans. What then, he asks, is the evolutionary path between the non-speaking minds of apes and our own speaking minds? Why don't apes communicate the richness of their thoughts to each other? Why do humans alone have a unique disposition to reveal their thoughts in complex detail? Professor Hurford searches a wide range of evidence for the answers to these central questions, including degrees of trust, the role of hormones, the ability to read minds, and the willingness to cooperate. Expressing himself congenially in consistently colloquial language the author builds up a vivid picture of how mind, language, and meaning evolved over millions of years. His book is a landmark contribution to the understanding of linguistic and thinking processes, and the fullest account yet published of the evolution of language and communication. "A wonderful read - lucid, informative, and entertaining, while at the same time never talking down to the reader by sacrificing argumentation for the sake of 'simplicity'. Likely to be heralded as the major publication dealing with language evolution to date. Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington

  • Framework Maths: Year 9: Coursemaster CD-ROM

    This Coursemaster CD-ROM provides a full range of customisable materials to provide everything you need to teach the KS3 Framework for Teaching Mathematics for Year 9. It contains over 1200 pages of resources covering all three ability tiers of the Framework and can be adapted to suit any teacher's needs. BLAll material available as Microsoft Word format, so can be customised to suit any students and resources BLYou can also search and choose Assessment and Schemes of Work by Framework learning objective so they can be used independently of the Framework Maths scheme

  • The Heritage Game: Economics, Policy, and Practice

    A notable feature in cultural life is the growing demand to preserve and promote public access to historical buildings and sites, and artistic treasures of the past. Governments are increasingly involved in financing and regulating private attempts to meet this growing demand as well as extending their own provision of these treasures in state and locally owned museums and galleries. These developments raise important issues about the scope, content, and relevance of heritage policies in today's world. Written by two leading figures in the field of cultural economics, this authoritative book focuses on the impact of economic analysis on the formulation and implementation of heritage policy.

  • Psychology

    This course book supports the new syllabus for 2009 and includes all options. It promotes cross-cultural links and connections to TOK, international-mindedness and the IB learner profile. Written by two experienced IB examiners and teachers, it contains historical information alongside data from the latest research. Students are stimulated by a wealth of engaging activities and features. They are encouraged to think critically and relate ideas to other subjects and to world issues. There is an emphasis on research and research methods, as well as advice on internal and external assessment. New edition available now - ISBN 978-0-19-838995-8

  • Noxious Nature

    Following the huge success of Smelly Old History , Smelly Science is a new series that uses your sense of smell to make sense of science! Your most primitive sense makes finding out about the world around you fun. Four scratch and sniff panels in each book combine with expert text and hilarious, but accurate, illustrations, to bring to your nostrils the joys of our breathtaking bodies, aromatic animals, pungent plants, and messy medicine. Glossary and index in each book. Noxious Nature. Nature smells! Whether you're rambling through the rainforest or tiptoeing through the tulips, these pungent plants and aromatic animals sure do get up your nose. Find out just how useful these smells can be, for disgusting defences, loathsome lures, and aromatic attractions - and much more! This book is intended for 7-11 years

  • Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

    This is a thoroughly updated and expanded 4th edition of the classic text Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations by Dominic Jordan and Peter Smith. Including numerous worked examples and diagrams, further exercises have been incorporated into the text and answers are provided at the back of the book. Topics include phase plane analysis, nonlinear damping, small parameter expansions and singular perturbations, stability, Liapunov methods, Poincare sequences, homoclinic bifurcation and Liapunov exponents. Over 500 end-of-chapter problems are also included and as an additional resource fully-worked solutions to these are provided in the accompanying text Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations: Problems and Solutions, (OUP, 2007). Both texts cover a wide variety of applications while keeping mathematical prequisites to a minimum making these an ideal resource for students and lecturers in engineering, mathematics and the sciences.

  • Lawyers' Skills 2007-2008

    Lawyers' Skills takes into account the 'Written Standards' published by the Law Society. It addresses all the skills that are integral to the modern solicitor's practice. The text introduces students to the theory underpinning these skills and is supported by reflective exercises and examples from practice. Importantly, the methodology employed allows students to continue their learning beyond the Legal Practice Course. Each chapter contains a clear statement of learning outcomes and the text is interspersed with questions and exercises designed to encourage and facilitate learning. Chapter summaries, tables, flowcharts, and practical examples are also used extensively throughout. The text places skills in the context of the general ethical and client care principles which govern modern legal practice. This guide is essential reading for all students and a useful reference course for practitioners. Online Resource Centre The book is supplemented by an Online Resource Centre featuring a test bank of multiple choice questions which can be used by lecturers to assess their students' understanding of each topic.

  • EC Securities Regulation

    In the wake of radical and far-reaching legal, market, and institutional reforms which followed the completion of the Financial Services Action Plan, the EC regime for securities regulation now governs Community financial markets and has almost replaced national law in this area. This long-awaited second edition of EC Securities Regulation considers the extensive new regime in its legal, institutional, political, and market context and assesses the forces which have shaped it. Far-reaching reforms have followed from the coincidence of law-making reform under the Lamfalussy process with the regulatory reforms adopted under the Financial Services Action Plan. The new edition considers key measures, including the 2003 Prospectus Directive, the 2003 Market Abuse Directive, the 2004 Transparency Directive, the reforms to the UCITS regime,the groundbreaking 2004 Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, and the extensive developments in clearing and settlement. A new chapter addresses the treatment of gatekeepers. Detailed attention is given throughout the book to the extensive rules which apply at level 2 and to the level 3 process. New chapters have also been added on law-making and supervision, following the dramatic developments which followed the establishment of the Committee of European Securities Regulators. The influence wielded by the CESR on EC securities regulation is a key undercutting theme of the book.

  • Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law

    Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law is the ideal companion for students looking for an up-to-date, straightforward, and accessible account of company law. This edition has undergone a major revision including streamlining of content throughout, the addition of student-friendly features and a new, modern text design. The content has been thoroughly updated and revised to focus on the key aspects of company law, with the chapters on Transparency, Accounts, and Marketable loans being moved online. New chapter introductions and summaries outline topics in student-friendly terms, leaving readers with a clear and complete understanding of each area of law. End-of-chapter 'legal concepts' and 'points of law' features revisit the main discussions of each chapter in a simple bullet-point format, ideal for consolidating and revising content, whilst annotated further reading sections advise students on relevant books, journals and websites to consult to deepen their knowledge. This edition features a new, two-colour text design and includes more headings throughout to make the text clear and easy to navigate for students. Online resources This book is accompanied by online resources which include: - updates on recent developments in company law - three chapters previously found in the book- Transparency, Accounts, and Marketable loans - a new bonus chapter on Legal forms for businesses.

  • Interpretation in International Law

    International lawyers have long recognised the importance of interpretation to their academic discipline and professional practice. As new insights on interpretation abound in other fields, international law and international lawyers have largely remained wedded to a rule-based approach, focusing almost exclusively on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Such an approach neglects interpretation as a distinct and broader field of theoretical inquiry. Interpretation in International Law brings international legal scholars together to engage in sustained reflection on the theme of interpretation. The book is creatively structured around the metaphor of the game, which captures and illuminates the constituent elements of an act of interpretation. The object of the game of interpretation is to persuade the audience that one's interpretation of the law is correct. The rules of play are known and complied with by the players, even though much is left to their skills and strategies. There is also a meta-discourse about the game of interpretation - 'playing the game of game-playing' - which involves consideration of the nature of the game, its underlying stakes, and who gets to decide by what rules one should play. Through a series of diverse contributions, Interpretation in International Law reveals interpretation as an inescapable feature of all areas of international law. It will be of interest and utility to all international lawyers whose work touches upon theoretical or practical aspects of interpretation.

  • The Little Oxford Gift Box: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations; Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

    From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from 'Parties' to 'Punctuality', and from 'Apology' to 'Toasts', this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the right words to express yourself in any situation. Its perfect complement is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, which includes fascinating information on 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world and across 250 subjectsDLfrom 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Cats'. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Together, these two charming little books will have the perfect words for whatever you want to say.

  • New Coordinated Science: Physics Students' Book: For Higher Tier

    New Coordinated Science third edition maintains the same clear presentation and straightforward approach that has made previous editions so enduringly popular. Information is provided in manageable chunks and is reinforced by stimulating questions and activities that encourage students to consider the practical application of science to everyday life. These editions provide a focus on your Higher Tier GCSE students. The breadth and depth of the material is enough to stretch and stimulate even the highest achievers. New Coordinated Science is also recommended by University of Cambridge International Examinations for IGCSE Physics.

  • Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

    Bats are highly charismatic and popular animals that are not only fascinating in their own right, but illustrate most of the topical and important concepts and issues in mammalian biology. This book covers the key aspects of bat biology, including evolution, flight, echolocation, hibernation, reproduction, feeding and roosting ecology, social behaviour, migration, population and community ecology, biogeography, and conservation. This new edition is fully updated and greatly expanded throughout, maintaining the depth and scientific rigour of the first edition. It is written with infectious enthusiasm, and beautifully illustrated with drawings and colour photographs.

  • Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Dynamics

    An introductory textbook exploring the subject of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, with a relaxed and self-contained setting. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics is the continuation of Newton's classical physics into new formalisms, each highlighting novel aspects of mechanics that gradually build in complexity to form the basis for almost all of theoretical physics. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics also acts as a gateway to more abstract concepts routed in differential geometry and field theories and can be used to introduce these subject areas to newcomers. Journeying in a self-contained manner from the very basics, through the fundamentals and onwards to the cutting edge of the subject, along the way the reader is supported by all the necessary background mathematics, fully worked examples, thoughtful and vibrant illustrations as well as an informal narrative and numerous fresh, modern and inter-disciplinary applications. The book contains some unusual topics for a classical mechanics textbook. Most notable examples include the 'classical wavefunction', Koopman-von Neumann theory, classical density functional theories, the 'vakonomic' variational principle for non-holonomic constraints, the Gibbs-Appell equations, classical path integrals, Nambu brackets and the full framing of mechanics in the language of differential geometry.

  • Mini Oxford School Dictionary

    A small, compact dictionary, this volume is intended for use in schools. With 34,000 entries, it comprises the entire text of the "New Oxford School Dictionary". Notes are included on usage, grammar and difficult words, and many example sentences are given.

  • Atlas of Economic Issues

    This volume provides a lively presentation of subjects such as the world financial system, the use and abuse of resources, and the role of new technology. Each topic is accompanied by analyses of such issues as unemployment and industrial decline, inflation, and world debt.

  • The Law & Politics of Brexit

    The decision made by the United Kingdom in 2016 to leave the European Union has produced shock waves across Europe and the world. Brexit calls into question consolidated assumptions on the finality of the EU, and simultaneously sparks new challenges. These new challenges are not only in regard of the constitutional settlements reached in the UK, notably in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also on the future of European integration. Now that Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union has been invoked, and the path towards full withdrawal by the UK from the EU remains clouded in uncertainties, a comprehensive legal and political analysis of how Brexit impacts on UK and the EU appears of the utmost importance. This book brings together leading lawyers, economists and political scientists to discuss the constitutional implications of Brexit and propose possible solutions for the way forward. The book is structured around four main themes. First, it considers how Brexit will be implemented legally and politically, in terms of the withdrawal and the possible new relations between the UK and the EU. Second, it examines the implications of Brexit on the constitutional structure of the UK, as well as on the status of Northern Ireland and the relations with the Republic of Ireland. Third, it examines the implications of Brexit on the constitutional structure of the EU, focusing on a number of key areas of EU policy-making, notably the Area of Freedom Security and Justice, the Single Market, and Economic and Monetary Union. Finally, the book looks to the mid to long-term future, and discusses the prospects for relaunching the EU after Brexit.

  • Criminal Litigation Handbook

    The Handbook on Criminal Litigation offers a comprehensive and practical guide to the areas of criminal litigation covered on the Legal Practice Course. Making effective use of realistic case studies which are backed up by documentation online, the text combines theory with practical considerations and encourages students to focus on putting their knowledge into a practical context. Written in an informal and accessible style, the text covers all procedural and evidential issues that arise in criminal cases. The more complex areas of criminal litigation are examined using numerous diagrams, flowcharts, and examples while potential changes in the law are highlighted by specially designed 'Looking Ahead' boxes. Each chapter ends with a key point summary and self-test questions, enabling students to quickly sum up what they have read and test their own knowledge. Online Resource Centre The comprehensive Online Resource Centre offers vital support to students throughout their course. Updates are freely accessible to enable students to keep up to date with developments in the field, while links to other useful websites and legislation encourage students to explore the subject area fully. Additionally, two chapters covering regulatory crime and fraud are freely accessible online for those students whose course emphasizes corporate crime. Lecturers are able to access video clips of fictional but realistic court proceedings which follow the case studies included in the text; documentation supporting these case studies is also provided via the site. Additional videos cover the procedure at the police station and sentencing in the Crown Court. Lecturers are also able to access a test bank of questions which provide an innovative way to assess students' understanding.

  • Shakespeare and the Politics of Commoners: Digesting the New Social History

    Shakespeare and the Politics of Commoners is a highly original contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare's plays. It breaks important new ground in introducing readers, lay and scholarly alike, to the existence and character of the political culture of the mass of ordinary commoners in Shakespeare's England, as revealed by the recent findings of 'the new social history'. The volume thereby helps to challenge the traditional myths of a non-political commons and a culture of obedience. It also brings together leading Shakespeareans, who digest recent social history, with eminent early modern social historians, who turn their focus on Shakespeare. This genuinely cross-disciplinary approach generates fresh readings of over ten of Shakespeare's plays and locates the impress on Shakespearean drama of popular political thought and pressure in this period of perceived crisis. The volume is unique in engaging and digesting the dramatic importance of the discoveries of the new social history, thereby resituating and revaluing Shakespeare within the social depth of politics.

  • Political Argument: A Guide to Research, Writing, and Debating

    Argue well to live well. Political Argument is grounded in the belief that proper research, clear communication, and effective argumentation help students write better papers, think more clearly, and even improve their quality of life and the lives of those around them. This book helps students hone their critical thinking skills by presenting them with logical fallacies, common difficulties with research, and exercises throughout, making it a comprehensive guide for students faced with presenting arguments or writing a research paper.

  • Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life

    Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. Mitochondria have their own DNA, with their own small collection of genes, separate from those in the cell nucleus. It is thought that they were once bacteria living independent lives. Their enslavement within the larger cell was a turning point in the evolution of life, enabling the development of complex organisms and, closely related, the origin of two sexes. Unlike the DNA in the nucleus, mitochondrial DNA is passed down exclusively (or almost exclusively) via the female line. That's why it has been used by some researchers to trace human ancestry daughter-to-mother, to 'Mitochondrial Eve'. Mitochondria give us important information about our evolutionary history. And that's not all. Mitochondrial genes mutate much faster than those in the nucleus because of the free radicals produced in their energy-generating role. This high mutation rate lies behind our ageing and certain congenital diseases. The latest research suggests that mitochondria play a key role in degenerative diseases such as cancer, through their involvement in precipitating cell suicide. Mitochondria, then, are pivotal in power, sex, and suicide. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Nick Lane brings together the latest research findings in this exciting field to show how our growing understanding of mitochondria is shedding light on how complex life evolved, why sex arose (why don't we just bud?), and why we age and die. This understanding is of fundamental importance, both in understanding how we and all other complex life came to be, but also in order to be able to control our own illnesses, and delay our degeneration and death. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

  • The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

    The book attempts to provide an introduction to quantum field theory emphasizing conceptual issues frequently neglected in more "utilitarian" treatments of the subject. The book is divided into four parts, entitled respectively "Origins", "Dynamics", "Symmetries", and "Scales". The emphasis is conceptual - the aim is to build the theory up systematically from some clearly stated foundational concepts - and therefore to a large extent anti-historical, but two historical Chapters ("Origins") are included to situate quantum field theory in the larger context of modern physical theories. The three remaining sections of the book follow a step by step reconstruction of this framework beginning with just a few basic assumptions: relativistic invariance, the basic principles of quantum mechanics, and the prohibition of physical action at a distance embodied in the clustering principle. The "Dynamics" section of the book lays out the basic structure of quantum field theory arising from the sequential insertion of quantum-mechanical, relativistic and locality constraints. The central role of symmetries in relativistic quantum field theories is explored in the third section of the book, while in the final section, entitled "Scales", we explore in detail the feature of quantum field theories most critical for their enormous phenomenological success - the scale separation property embodied by the renormalization group properties of a theory defined by an effective local Lagrangian.

  • Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History

    Ever since we started huddling together in communities, the story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. They have evolved and spread amongst us, shaping our culture through infection, disease, and pandemic. At the same time, our changing human culture has itself influenced the evolutionary path of microbes. Dorothy H. Crawford here shows that one cannot be truly understood without the other. Beginning with a dramatic account of the SARS pandemic at the start of the 21st century, she takes us back in time to follow the interlinked history of microbes and man, taking an up-to-date look at ancient plagues and epidemics, and identifying key changes in the way humans have lived - such as our move from hunter-gatherer to farmer to city-dweller -- which made us vulnerable to microbe attack. Showing how we live our lives today -- with increasing crowding and air travel -- puts us once again at risk, Crawford asks whether we might ever conquer microbes completely, or whether we need to take a more microbe-centric view of the world. Among the possible answers, one thing becomes clear: that for generations to come, our deadly companions will continue to shape human history. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

  • Blackstone's Police Manual Volume 3: Road Policing 2018 (Blackstone's Police Manuals)

    Blackstone's Police Manuals 2018, endorsed by the College of Policing, are the only official study guides for the NPPF Step Two Legal Examination (formerly OSPRE(R) Part I). Straightforward and accessible, Blackstone's Police Manuals are the only resource used by question writers when preparing a NPPF Step Two Legal Examination and each of the four volumes forms part of the only comprehensive version of the 2018 syllabus. Blackstone's Police Manual Volume 3: Road Policing 2018 covers areas including Accidents and Collisions, Drink, Drugs and Driving, Insurance, and Classifications and Concepts. For complex or commonly misunderstood areas, there are handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping you to establish the connections between legislation and police procedure. The 2018 edition has been revised and updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law. Also available in the series are: Volume 1: Crime 2018, Volume 2: Evidence and Procedure 2018, and Volume 4: General Police Duties 2018. Blackstone's Police Manuals are also available as part of our online Blackstone's Police Manuals and Q&As service: http://www.blackstonespolice.com

  • Essential Science: Chemistry

    Covers the material needed for O-level, 16+ and CSE syllabuses in a clear, straightforward way, often summarized in the form of a table or diagram.

  • Cancer-related Bone Pain

    Cancer-related bone pain is experienced by patients with primary bone tumours such as myeloma and osteosarcoma, but is more commonly seen in patients with malignant tumours that have metastasised to bone. Bone pain is one of the most common and severe forms of pain associated with breast, prostate and lung cancer, yet little is known about the underlying mechanisms responsible for the pain. Cancer patients identify bone pain as the most disruptive cancer-related event in terms of their quality of life and daily functioning, and it is also associated with increased incidence of morbidity, depression, and anxiety. Part of the Oxford Pain Management Library, this volume summarises the latest evidence-based and practical information on the management of cancer-related bone pain. Chapters cover the pathophysiology and clinical features of bone pain, general principles of management and the use of opioids and other agents. It will be an invaluable reference for all health care professionals involved in the management of patients with bone pain from various disciplines including palliative care, anaesthetics, oncology and general practice.

  • The Refugee in International Law

    Millions of people today are forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, systemic discrimination, persecution, and other violations of their human rights. The core instruments on which they must rely to secure international protection are the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, now complemented by international and regional human rights treaties. This book, the leading text in a field where refugee law is now a subject of global importance, examines key challenges to system of international protection, including those arising from within the asylum process, increased controls over the movements of people, and the 'new' concern with security. The situation of refugees is one of the most pressing and urgent problems facing the international community and refugee law has grown in recent years to a subject of global importance. In this long-awaited third edition, each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated, every issue, old and new, has received fresh analysis, and 'complementary' or human rights-based protection is given special attention. Features include: analysis and assessment of developments in interpreting the refugee definition, with particular reference to 'social group', 'exclusion', procedures, and the impact of European Union harmonization initiatives. In addition, this book reviews the situation of refugee women and children; the plight of Palestinian refugees; the protection of internally displaced persons; the role and responsibilities of the UNHCR, including in the administration of camps and settlements; the current status in general international law of the fundamental principles of non-refoulement, asylum, and the right to seek asylum; and the extent of protection possibilities in human rights treaties, particularly the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Latin Poetry and the Judgement of Taste: An Essay in Aesthetics

    This book argues for a new attention to the importance of beauty and the aesthetic in our response to poetry. Charles Martindale explores ways in which Kant's aesthetic theory, as set out in the Critique of Judgement, remains of fundamental importance for the modern critic. He argues that the Kantian 'judgement of taste' is not formalist, and explores the relationship between the aesthetic and the political in our responses to art. Finally he urges the value of aesthetic criticism as pioneered by Walter Pater and others. The (mainly Latin) poems discussed are all translated, and the book will be of interest not only to classicists but to anyone interested in aesthetics, aestheticism, poetry, reception, comparative literature, and critical theory.

  • Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge

    There is a profound linkage between the quality of a university and its financial resources. The universities of Oxford and Cambridge rank among the world's finest educational institutions, and are able to draw on invested assets that are large by any standards. Endowment Asset Management explores how the colleges that comprise these two great universities make their investment decisions. Oxford and Cambridge are collegiate institutions, each consisting of a federal university and over 30 constituent colleges. While the colleges may have ostensibly similar missions, they are governed independently. Since they interpret their investment objectives differently, this gives rise to some remarkably dissimilar approaches to investment, which the authors explore in detail. The first study of its kind, Endowment Asset Management analyses the objectives, investment philosophy, asset management and governance of over 60 college and university endowment funds. Drawing on exhaustive research and detailed discussions with Oxford and Cambridge investment bursars, the authors investigate issues such as asset allocation and spending policy, which have a major influence on the institutions' financial health. This study reveals the colleges' individualism and diversity, and carefully analyses their strategies, which range from the traditional to cutting edge. The authors' findings are thought provoking for anyone concerned with the assets of foundations, endowments, charities, family offices, or trusts. All investors with a long-term investment horizon will find it extremely engaging.

  • The Oxford Science Programme: Module Q Pt.4A

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  • Media Law and Human Rights

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    Comparative Literature is both the past and the future of literary studies. Its history is intimately linked to the political upheavals of modernity: from colonial empire-building in the nineteenth century, via the Jewish diaspora of the twentieth century, to the postcolonial culture wars of the twenty-first century, attempts at 'comparison' have defined the international agenda of literature. But what is comparative literature? Ambitious readers looking to stretch themselves are usually intrigued by the concept, but uncertain of its implications. And rightly so, in many ways: even the professionals cannot agree on a single term, calling it comparative in English, compared in French, and comparing in German. The very term itself, when approached comparatively, opens up a Pandora's box of cultural differences. Yet this, in a nutshell, is the whole point of comparative literature. To look at literature comparatively is to realize just how much can be learned by looking over the horizon of one's own culture; it is to discover not only more about other literatures, but also about one's own; and it is to participate in the great utopian dream of understanding the way nations and languages interact. In an age that is paradoxically defined by migration and border crossing on the one hand, and by a retreat into monolingualism and monoculturalism on the other, the cross-cultural agenda of comparative literature has become increasingly central to the future of the Humanities. We are all, in fact, comparatists, constantly making connections across languages, cultures, and genres as we read. The question is whether we realise it. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Comparative Literature as an agent of international relations, from the point of view both of scholarship and of cultural history more generally. Outlining the complex history and competing theories of comparative literature, Ben Hutchinson offers an accessible means of entry into a notoriously slippery subject, and shows how comparative literature can be like a Rorschach test, where people see in it what they want to see. Ultimately, Hutchinson places comparative literature at the very heart of literary criticism, for as George Steiner once noted, 'to read is to compare'. 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.

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  • KS1 Dictionary Approval Pack 2008

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  • Typography: A Very Short Introduction

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  • A History of the All-India Muslim League 1906-1947

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  • A Dictionary of Nursing

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  • Complete Physics for IGCSE: Endorsed by University of Cambridge International Examinations

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  • The Great God Pan and Other Horror Stories

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  • Extension Maths: Teacher's Book

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  • OXFORD JUNIOR THESAURUS

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  • The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea

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  • Public Economics

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  • Contract Law Revision Concentrate Pack: Law Revision and Study Guide

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  • Arbitration of Commercial Disputes: International and English Law and Practice

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  • What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations

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  • Inspiration: Towards a Christian Interpretation of Biblical Inspiration

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  • A Study in Monetary Macroeconomics

    The financial crisis of 2007 and the following recession present a major challenge to macroeconomic theory. The same holds true for exceptionally low interest rates during the recent years and for the puzzle that super-expansive monetary policies failed to produce high inflation. Approaches that focus on steady states, rational expectations, and individuals planning over infinite horizons, are not suitable for analysing such abnormal situations. A Study in Monetary Macroeconomics refines and improves mainstream approaches to resolve these puzzles and to contribute to a better understanding of monetary and fiscal policies. Using a rich institutional structure that includes features such as credit money, external finance, borrowing constraints, net worth, real estate and commercial banks, this timely study reduces rationality requirements to cope with its complex setting. It starts with a simple baseline model, deriving results from mathematical reasoning and simulations whilst adhering to the method of dynamic general equilibrium (DGE) with optimizing agents and fully specified models. Highly topical, A Study in Monetary Macroeconomics uses a unified theoretical framework to demonstrate that a DGE approach makes it possible to develop clean models that work outside steady states and are appropriate for answering macroeconomic questions of actual interest.

  • Inside the Compassionate Organization: Culture, Identity, and Image in an English Hospice

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  • Blackstone's Police Q & A: General Police Duties 2007

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  • Quantum Space: Loop Quantum Gravity and the Search for the Structure of Space, Time, and the Universe

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  • Lykophron: Alexandra: Greek Text, Translation, Commentary, and Introduction

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  • A Dictionary of Sports Studies

    This is the brand new Dictionary of Sports Studies. It contains over 1,100 clear, concise, and authoritative entries compiled by Professor Alan Tomlinson, a leading expert in the field. Wide-ranging coverage includes the social, political, economical, and cultural theory of sport, as well as entries relating to exercise, preparation, and performance psychology, and key scientific terms, including nutrition and anatomy. It also features biographies of key sportspeople, information on international organizations and institutions, and detailed appendices with lists of sporting events and winners, including the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. In addition, there are recommended web links for many entries, which are accessed and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Sports Studies companion website. Addressing the need for an A-Z reference guide in the field of sports studies, this dictionary is essential reading for students of sports studies and the related disciplines of leisure and recreation studies, sports science, and physical education. It is also ideal for the general reader with an interest in sport.

  • Research Methodologies in the 'South'

    Are there universal standards for researching education, or should different standards be employed for researching in different contexts? As more and more educational research is conducted through collaborative networks involving partners from different countries, the issue of how research should be conducted is becoming increasingly important. This is especially important in research efforts that bring together researchers from the global 'South'- countries or settings that are economically and technologically less developed, sometimes termed 'developing countries'-and the 'North'. While many of these partnerships have fostered collaborative research networks in which Northern and Southern partners participate on equal terms, including both concrete collaborative research projects and research capacity development, these collaborations have raised thorny issues about how to conduct research when researchers and participants do not speak the same language, and where there are different notions of epistemology and ontology. This book is the first collection of essays specifically addressing the issue of whether the research methods of the 'North' are appropriate for conducting educational research in the 'South'. It brings together descriptions and critical analyses of research methodologies and methods from a range of contexts, written by experts from a range of geographical and cultural contexts, and will be useful to anyone who is involved in conducting, or supporting those engaged in, social enquiry.

  • The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe

    Days after the assassination of his prime minister in the middle of Rome in November 1848, Pope Pius IX found himself a virtual prisoner in his own palace. The wave of revolution that had swept through Europe now seemed poised to put an end to the popes' thousand-year reign over the Papal States, if not indeed to the papacy itself. Disguising himself as a simple parish priest, Pius escaped through a back door. Climbing inside the Bavarian ambassador's carriage, he embarked on a journey into a fateful exile. Only two years earlier Pius's election had triggered a wave of optimism across Italy. After the repressive reign of the dour Pope Gregory XVI, Italians saw the youthful, benevolent new pope as the man who would at last bring the Papal States into modern times and help create a new, unified Italian nation. But Pius found himself caught between a desire to please his subjects and a fear--stoked by the cardinals--that heeding the people's pleas would destroy the church. The resulting drama--with a colorful cast of characters, from Louis Napoleon and his rabble-rousing cousin Charles Bonaparte to Garibaldi, Tocqueville, and Metternich--was rife with treachery, tragedy, and international power politics. David Kertzer is one of the world's foremost experts on the history of Italy and the Vatican, and has a rare ability to bring history vividly to life. With a combination of gripping, cinematic storytelling, and keen historical analysis rooted in an unprecedented richness of archival sources, The Pope Who Would Be King sheds fascinating new light on the end of rule by divine right in the west and the emergence of modern Europe.

  • Blackstone's Police Q&A: General Police Duties 2018 (Blackstone's Police Manuals)

    Blackstone's Police Q&As 2018 are the essential revision tool for all police officers sitting the NPPF Step Two Legal Examination (formerly OSPRE(R) Part I). Written in partnership with the best-selling Blackstone's Police Manuals, the only study guides endorsed by the College of Policing, the Q&As' experienced author team follow subjects in the same sequence as the Manuals, providing the most authoritative means of self-testing outside of the promotion examinations. Blackstone's Police Q&A: General Police Duties 2018 contains hundreds of multiple-choice questions designed to reinforce knowledge and understanding of the General Police Duties Manual. Matching the only format of questions you will see in an NPPF Step Two Legal Examination, each question has a detailed and comprehensive answer that highlights not only the correct response, but also the reasoning behind the incorrect responses, allowing candidates to highlight any gaps or weaknesses in their knowledge. Full cross-references to the relevant Manual paragraphs and Keynotes encourage more effective studying, while a question checklist helps you track your progress. The 2018 editions of this popular series contain important updates, reflecting changes to the 2018 versions of the Blackstone's Police Manuals. Other titles in the series are: Crime Q&A 2018, Evidence and Procedure Q&A 2018, and Road Policing Q&A 2018. Blackstone's Police Q&As are also available as part of our online Blackstone's Police Manuals and Q&As service: http://www.blackstonespolice.com This product is not endorsed by the College of Policing.

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  • Theory of Justice

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  • The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary

    The four Geneva Conventions, adopted in 1949, remain the fundamental basis of contemporary international humanitarian law. They protect the wounded and sick on the battlefield, those wounded, sick or shipwrecked at sea, prisoners of war, and civilians in time of war. However, since they were adopted warfare has changed considerably. In this groundbreaking commentary over sixty international law experts investigate the application of the Geneva Conventions and explain how they should be interpreted today. It places the Conventions in the light of the developing obligations imposed by international law on states, armed groups, and individuals, most notably through international human rights law and international criminal law. The context in which the Conventions are to be applied and interpreted has changed considerably since they were first written. The borderline between international and non-international armed conflicts is not as clear-cut as was once thought, and is complicated further by the use of armed force mandated by the United Nations and the complex mixed and transnational nature of certain non-international armed conflicts. The influence of other developing branches of international law, such as human rights law and refugee law has been considerable. The development of international criminal law has breathed new life into multiple provisions of the Geneva Conventions. This commentary adopts a thematic approach to provide detailed analysis of each key issue dealt with by the Conventions, taking into account both judicial decisions and state practice. Cross-cutting chapters on issues such as transnational conflicts and the geographical scope of the Conventions also give readers a full understanding of the meaning of the Geneva Conventions in their contemporary context. Prepared under the auspices of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, this commentary on four of the most important treaties in international law is unmissable for anyone working in or studying situations of armed conflicts.

  • Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2015-2016

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  • Organizing Words: A Critical Thesaurus for Social and Organization Studies

    Organizing Words presents a series of essays on some 220 widely used - and much debated - terms in the social sciences, and organization studies. Each essay explores the meanings and uses of the word; and also the controversies they have sparked. The book aims to be a first port of call for students, researchers and scholars who wish to familiarize themselves with these key ideas and use them in their own work. The book is neither an encyclopaedia nor a dictionary, but a thesaurus. As such it combines both the original meaning of a thesaurus as a treasure trove, with its more contemporary characteristics of an accessible and practical resource. Primarily aimed at those interested in social and organizational studies, it will appeal to all those interested in the human sciences. It does not claim to be canonical or all-inclusive, but each entry seeks to enlighten and help, without patronizing or obscuring disagreements and difficulties. The book seeks to be re-assuring without being complacent or 'comfortable', to be authoritative without being doctrinaire, and to be critical without being destructive. Words help us express ourselves, and make sense of our experiences and our actions; and they help us to organize ourselves, our thoughts and our universe. Organizing Words will be an invaluable resource for essay-writing and a useful tool in planning and carrying out projects and dissertations. Most of the entries have been written by Yiannis Gabriel, with 40 essays coming from other experts in particular areas.

  • Starting Science: Bk. 1

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  • History of Europe and the Middle East

    Covering 7 units out of 12 for Option 5 of IB Higher Level History: Units 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 11, and 12. The book includes source material for both Europe and the Middle East, and includes exercises, exam questions and guidance on how to approach the exam. Essay writing guidance as well as extended essay suggestions are provided with connections made to theory of knowledge. Profiles of important figures are included as well as exercises and activities throughout. New edition now available - ISBN 9780198390169

  • Medical Law and Ethics

    Medical Law and Ethics covers the core legal principles, key cases, and statutes that govern medical law alongside the key ethical debates and dilemmas that exist in the field. Carefully constructed features highlight these debates, drawing out the European angles, religious beliefs, and feminist perspectives which influence legal regulations. Other features such as 'a shock to the system', 'public opinion' and 'reality check' introduce further socio-legal discussion and contribute to the lively and engaging manner in which the subject is approached. Online resources This book is accompanied by the following online resources: - Complete bibliography and list of further reading - Links to the key cases mentioned in the book - A video from the author which introduces the book and sets the scene for your studies - Links to key sites with information on medical law and ethics

  • Oxford Literature Companions: To Kill a Mockingbird

    Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, the Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering context, language, characters and themes, with clear advice for assessment, examples of questions and annotated sample answers. This guide covers To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is suitable for all exam boards and for the most recent GCSEspecifications.

  • Knowledge to Action?: Evidence-Based Health Care in Context

    Health services can and should be improved by applying research findings about best practice. Yet, in Knowledge to Action?, the authors explore why it nevertheless proves notoriously difficult to implement change based on research evidence in the face of strong professional views and complex organizational structures. The book draws on a large body of evidence acquired in the course of nearly fifty in-depth case studies, following attempts to introduce evidence-based practice in the UK NHS over more than a decade. Using qualitative methods to study hospital and primary care settings, they are able to shed light on why some of these attempts succeeded where others faltered. By opening up the intricacies and complexities of change in the NHS, they reveal the limitations of the simplistic approaches to implementing research or introducing evidence-based health care. A unique synthesis of evidence, the book brings together data from 1,400 interviews with doctors, nurses, and managers, as well as detailed observations and documentary analysis. The authors provide an analysis, rooted in a range of theoretical perspectives, that underlines the intimate links between organizational structures and cultures and the utilization of knowledge, and draws conclusions which will be of significance for other areas of public management. Their findings have implications for the utilization of knowledge in situations where there is a professional tradition working within a politically sensitive blend of public service, managerial accountability, and technical expertise. Knowledge to Action? will be of interest to Academics, Researchers, and Advanced Students of Organizational Behaviour, Public and Health Management, and Evidence-Based Medicine; and also of particular interest to Practitioners, Clinicians, and Public Health Managers concerned with implementing change to clinical practice.

  • Oxford IB Skills and Practice: English A: Literature for the IB Diploma

    A must-have resource for any student aiming to achieve highly in the current English A Literature course, this book will fully develop all the crucial skills central to assessment. With dedicated support and practice for writing development and reading techniques, in addition to focused skills work for each assessment, every part of the syllabus is thoroughly addressed to build complete confidence. A huge range of student samples and examiner guidance give clear insight into assessment standards, helping students demonstrate their best abilities in exams. .Strengthen the key skills - a huge range of activities and techniques in writing, reading and the creation of assessment texts will concretely boost exam results .Truly understand assessment standards - commented samples give clear insight into exam expectations and help students construct the best answers .Build confidence for the orals - videos of student orals and presentations included online to ensure the best preparation, with bespoke support for the Individual Oral Commentary, Discussion and the Individual Oral Presentation .Take a balanced approach - includes lots of web links and suggestions for further study, to ensure learning embraces the IB philosophy .Fully address every syllabus component - skills-focused guidance, exercises, practical tasks, assessment support and samples for the each part of the most recent syllabus .Trust in quality - written by authors of the most recent syllabus .Get the best results - detailed preparation for the Interactive Oral, Reflective Statement and Written Assignment, plus thorough guidance on crucial skills like constructing comparative essays About the series: Cement student confidence and fully embed all the key skills central to IB study. IB Skills and Practice provides learners with the essential practice needed to enable confident skills application, tangibly building capabilities for IB assessment.

  • Resources Energy and Development

    Part of a series for GCSE and Standard Grade which reflects the current emphasis in geography courses upon the interaction of people and the environment, this textbook examines forestry, fishing and mining, water, sources of energy and primary products from the developing world. There are question panels on each double-page spread and extensive assessments at the end of each unit. Photo-copiable pupil profile sheets are another feature. The book offers a wide range of geographical content from the UK and abroad, with detailed examples and case studies from developed and developing countries at local, national and regional levels.

  • Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2020

    Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2020 reflects the multitude of avenues into policing now open to future police officers, from pre-join degree courses and degree apprenticeships to progression from serving as a Special or working as a PCSO. Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-join programmes, to initial training and then confirmation, the Handbook leads you through the topics, covering theory, discussion, and practice while developing skills of analysis, problem solving, and forms of reasoning. Coupled with a comprehensive and accessible style, the book ensures you have the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner. Key topics covered include stop, search, and entry; alcohol and drug offences; sexual offences; interviewing; and intelligence, as well as a new chapter on cybercrime. Parts of initial police training common to all new entrants are easily identified and there are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment, meeting the needs of students whether you are entering policing through pre-join schemes or through an alternative qualification route.

  • Negotiation 2007-2008

    Negotiation deals comprehensively with the challenging task of becoming a successful legal negotiator. Every lawyer must gain the skills necessary to master the art of negotiation, and so this manual takes the student through a step-by-step guide on how to prepare and conduct a negotiation. It provides clear explanations of strategies and tactics as well as accounts of the psychological and behavioural influences that can affect the outcome of a negotiation. Each stage of the negotiation process is dealt with in detail so the student can approach it with confidence. The pre-negotiation preparation, from identifying the context and parties' objectives to planning, formulating and evaluating an argument, is dealt with first. This is followed by an examination of best practice when dealing with information exchange, concessions, and decisions on an appropriate strategy, providing thorough preparation for situations that are common to professional life. Negotiation includes an account of the possible risks and difficulties likely to be encountered in a negotiation, and the student is given tips on contingency planning and common mistakes. Case studies are also used to demonstrate techniques and to allow students to test their knowledge.

  • The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary

    The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary is the first complete article-by-article commentary on the ECHR and its Protocols in English. This book provides an entry point for every part of the Convention: the substance of the rights, the workings of the Court, and the enforcement of its judgments. A separate chapter is devoted to each distinct provision or article of the Convention as well as to Protocols 1, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 16, which have not been incorporated in the Convention itself and remain applicable to present law. Each chapter contains: a short introduction placing the provision within the context of international human rights law more generally; a review of the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; a discussion of the interpretation of the text and the legal issues, with references to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission on Human Rights; and a selective bibliography on the provision. Through a thorough review of the ECHR this commentary is both exhaustive and concise. It is an accessible resource that is ideal for lawyers, students, journalists, and others with an interest in the world's most successful human rights regime.

  • Governance and Finance of Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems

    This volume examines the governing structure and finances of metropolitan areas in federal systems. Taking a comparative approach, each chapter examines two large metropolitan areas in a federal country, including Australia (South East Queensland and Perth); Brazil (Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo); Canada (Toronto and Vancouver); Germany (Hamburg and Central Germany); India (Hyderabad and Mumbai); South Africa (Cape Town and Gauteng metropolitan region); Spain (Barcelona and Madrid); Switzerland (Geneva and Zurich); and the United States (Louisville and Los Angeles). Through individual case studies, the contributors present the national context for metropolitan areas (for example, whether local governments are in the national constitution) and the characteristics of two metropolitan areas in the country. The contributors emphasize how the delivery of services is coordinated across municipal boundaries, the extent to which land use planning is coordinated on a metropolitan-wide basis, how costs are shared throughout the region, the level of citizen access to local government decisions, and the degree of local government accountability. As well, they discuss the role of the federal and provincial/state governments in these large metropolitan areas and, in particular, the circumstances under which the federal government gets involved in metropolitan issues. Illustrated with nearly 100 figures, tables, and maps, this comprehensive overview presents a valuable collection of contributions from the field's top scholars.

  • Naturalizing Jurisprudence: Essays on American Legal Realism and Naturalism in Legal Philosophy

    Brian Leiter is widely recognized as the leading philosophical interpreter of the jurisprudence of American Legal Realism, as well as the most influential proponent of the relevance of the naturalistic turn in philosophy to the problems of legal philosophy. This volume collects newly revised versions of ten of his best-known essays, which set out his reinterpretation of the Legal Realists as prescient philosophical naturalists; critically engage with jurisprudential responses to Legal Realism, from legal positivism to Critical Legal Studies; connect the Realist program to the methodology debate in contemporary jurisprudence; and explore the general implications of a naturalistic world view for problems about the objectivity of law and morality. Leiter has supplied a lengthy new introductory essay, as well as postscripts to several of the essays, in which he responds to challenges to his interpretive and philosophical claims by academic lawyers and philosophers. This volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in jurisprudence, as well as for philosophers concerned with the consequences of naturalism in moral and legal philosophy.

  • New Technologies and EU Law

    What is the nature of the relationship between the fields of new technology and EU law? What challenges do new technologies pose for the internal market and the fundamental principles of the EU? The first part of the collection explores the EU's approach to the regulation of scientific and technological risk, and the link between the regulation of technology and the internal market. In detail, the chapters analyse the interaction between EU law, bioethics and medical and health technologies. The second part of the collection enhances on this, and the chapters scrutinize specific policy areas in order to explain the alternate ways in which EU policy and technology cooperate.

  • Writing in the Technical Fields: A Practical Guide

    Now in its second edition, Writing in the Technical Fields is a concise and straightforward guide that introduces students to the practical elements of technical writing. Using clear language, logical principles, and easy-to-follow rules, Ewald teaches students how to approach a wide range of fundamental concepts - including planning and editing documents, collaborative writing, and delivering engaging presentations. Taking the fear and mystery out of the writing process, this practical guide helps students develop the skill and confidence they need to succeed as effective writers and communicators in the workplace. The second edition has been expanded to include more example documents and reports as well as a greater number of exercises. In addition to being updated to reflect current practice and documentation, the second edition has also been updated to include a more thorough description of the use of headings, expanded information on copyright, a sample functional resume, and additional coverage on recent trends such as effective use of internet technology (Google Docs, DropBox, etc.).

  • Understanding Human Agency

    Our self-understanding as human agents includes a commitment to three crucial claims about human agency: that agents must be active, that actions are part of the natural order of the universe, and that intentional actions can be explained by the agent's reasons for acting. While all of these claims are indispensable elements of our view of ourselves as human agents, they are in continuous conflict and tension with one another, especially once one adopts the currently predominant view of what the natural order must be like. One of the central tasks of philosophy of action consists in showing how, despite appearances, these conflicts can be resolved and our self-understanding as agents be vindicated. The mainstream of contemporary philosophy of action holds that this task can only be fulfilled by an event-causal reductive view of human agency, paradigmatically embodied in the so-called 'standard model' developed by Donald Davidson. Erasmus Mayr, in contrast, develops a new agent-causal solution to these conflicts and shows why this solution is superior both to event-causalist accounts and to Von Wright's intentionalism about agency. He offers a comprehensive theory of substance-causation on the basis of a realist conception of powers, which allows one to see how the widespread rejection of agent-causation rests on an unfounded 'Humean' view of nature and of causal processes. At the same time, Mayr addresses the question of the nature of reasons for acting and complements its substance-causal account of activity with a non-causal account of acting for reasons in terms of following a standard of success.

  • Financial Management: Turning Theory into Practice

    Financial management: Turning theory into practice is an accessible and principles-based financial management textbook for undergraduate and Honours Accounting students. The book takes cognizance of changes in the economic environment and their implications for the role of financial management and the teaching of the subject. Financial management follows the SAICA syllabus for financial management but also takes the skills required by the CIMA syllabus into account. It acknowledges the intent behind the SAICA Competency Framework to develop problem-solving, critical thinking and ethical business leaders, but at the same time provides academic and financial literacy support to students. This guided approach serves to produce both technically competent students as well as students who will be capable financial leaders in the workplace. Financial management supports students in the following ways: - Opening case studies engage student interest and illustrate why the principles that will be dealt with in the chapter are important for the successful financial management of South African companies. - Critical thinking boxes encourage students to think deeply about the consequences of various actions in the business environment, such as implementing financial performance measures, thereby developing their reasoning skills. - Worked examples guide students through problems in a step-by-step manner and give them confidence to tackle questions on their own. -Self-assessment questions test understanding of the key concepts. - 'Finance in action' boxes provide real-life examples of the theory covered in the chapter. The book is aimed at undergraduate and Honours Financial Management students enrolled in BCom Accounting courses at universities, primarily those following a CA route.

  • Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves (Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics)

    This new-in-paperback edition provides a general introduction to algebraic and arithmetic geometry, starting with the theory of schemes, followed by applications to arithmetic surfaces and to the theory of reduction of algebraic curves. The first part introduces basic objects such as schemes, morphisms, base change, local properties (normality, regularity, Zariski's Main Theorem) This is followed by the more global aspect: coherent sheaves and a finiteness theorem for their cohomology groups. Then follows a chapter on sheaves of differentials, dualizing sheaves, and Grothendieck's duality theory. The first part ends with the theorem of Riemann-Roch and its application to the study of smooth projective curves over a field. Singular curves are treated through a detailed study of the Picard group. The second part starts with blowing-ups and desingularization (embedded or not) of fibered surfaces over a Dedekind ring that leads on to intersection theory on arithmetic surfaces. Castelnuovo's criterion is proved and also the existence of the minimal regular model. This leads to the study of reduction of algebraic curves. The case of elliptic curves is studied in detail. The book concludes with the fundamental theorem of stable reduction of Deligne-Mumford. This book is essentially self-contained, including the necessary material on commutative algebra. The prerequisites are few, and including many examples and approximately 600 exercises, the book is ideal for graduate students.

  • Science in View Topics: Materials

    One of a series reviewing topics common to most secondary science courses, this textbook on materials emphasizes the development of information-handling and problem-solving skills. It features double-page spreads with colour diagrams and photographs, and graded questions.

  • Messing About in Quotes: A Little Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

    Become a dazzling wit or enjoy a good laugh with this entertaining collection of humorous quotations, carefully handpicked and edited by writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. From Art to Bores, Tennis to Wine, this little dictionary contains over 2,700 of the best quotations, from witty one-liners and funny phrases to pithy comments and unintended humour. If you live to be one hundred you've got it made. Very few people die past that age. - George Burns I thought coq au vin was love in a lorry. - Victoria Wood Champagne, if you are seeking the truth, is better than a lie-detector. - Graham Greene The trouble with a book is that you never know what's in it until it's too late. - Jeanette Winterson

  • The Oxford Children's Thesaurus

    This is a new edition with completely up-to-date text to take young readers into 2000. Specially written for 8 year olds and upwards it is an ideal companion to "The Oxford Children's Dictionary". Its main features are: 70,000 synonyms, similar and related words; headword entries in colour; headwords and examples carefully chosen to tie in with those in dictionary; extensive treatment of core vocabulary; naturalness of examples supported by British National Corpus; information organized clearly with the most useful words given first; concentrates on the main function of a thesaurus - not to explain hard words but to give alternatives for familiar words; meets the school curriculum requirements; and it has been extensively trialled and tested in schools.

  • Fred the Frog - Toy (Single)

    Fred Frog is a fun character who can say and read words only in pure sounds. This beanie toy can be used flexibly as part of the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to help introduce children to letters, sounds and words in a fun, dynamic and fast-paced way. Read Write Inc. is the leading phonics teaching programme in UK primary schools. It uses ongoing assessment, clear progression, lots of practice, and a lively and fun approach to engage and motivate children from the start. It gets children reading and writing - fast!

  • The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

    The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology is intended as a companion volume to The Oxford Handbook of Compounding (OUP 2009) Written by distinguished scholars, its 41 chapters aim to provide a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. The handbook begins with an overview and a consideration of definitional matters, distinguishing derivation from inflection on the one hand and compounding on the other. From a formal perspective, the handbook treats affixation (prefixation, suffixation, infixation, circumfixation, etc.), conversion, reduplication, root and pattern and other templatic processes, as well as prosodic and subtractive means of forming new words. From a semantic perspective, it looks at the processes that form various types of adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs, as well as evaluatives and the rarer processes that form function words. The book also surveys derivation in fifteen language families that are widely dispersed in terms of both geographical location and typological characteristics.

  • Civil Litigation: The City Law School, City University, London

    Civil Litigation provides the student with an excellent working knowledge of how civil cases are conducted. Clients, instructing solicitors and judiciary expect counsel to be fully conversant with all the features of civil practice and so this manual explains these features concisely and accessibly. Counsel dealing with civil cases soon find that procedural questions arise more frequently than points of substantive law and a good grasp of procedure is essential to ensure that problems are avoided and that cases are dealt with justly. In response to this, Civil Litigation provides students with the necessary thorough grounding in civil procedure. This manual covers the whole range of procedure, from the use of Pre-Action Protocols, through issue and service of proceedings, track allocation and judicial case management, to trial, costs and appeals. It also incorporates all recent changes to the Civil Procedure Rules, as well as a number of recent case law developments. This edition is fully cross-referenced to Blackstone's Civil Practice .

  • Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment: A Guide to Principles and Practice

    This practical, step-by-step introduction to environmental impact assessment examines EIA tools, procedures, and methodology while taking into account both physical and human environments. With its interdisciplinary approach and extensive Canadian case studies, this text exposes students to EIA at work in the real world.

  • AS Geography for Edexcel Student Book

    Help your students succeed at AS Level while giving them a passion for geography with student-friendly approaches and exam-driven rigour.

  • Hayes & Williams' Family Law

    Hayes & Williams' Family Law provides comprehensive, critical, and case-focused discussion of the key legislation and debates affecting adults and children. Cases are at the heart of family law and this textbook offers copious case detail, with comprehensive summaries throughout the text to ensure students understand the development of family law through the courts. Alongside expert analysis and critique of the current law, the text also includes socio-legal perspectives to help students contextualize their understanding. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter allow students the opportunity to reflect and apply their knowledge and offer the ideal preparation for exams and assessments. The text also includes a range of further features to support students studying the subject for the first time, including legislation extracts, contextual chapter introductions, and further reading advice, alongside a clear and engaging writing style. Online Resources The text is accompanied by the following free to access online resources: . Multiple choice questions with feedback to test student understanding . Updates on new cases and legislation . A flashcard glossary of key terminology . Further reading suggestions for each chapter

  • Claims to Traceable Proceeds: Law, Equity, and the Control of Assets

    In this new book, Aruna Nair sets out her arguments for a re-evaluation of the law of tracing. A new model of the law of tracing is proposed and the book demonstrates how current problems can be solved using this new model. The rules of tracing are not shown not to be pure rules of evidence, aimed at resolving factual uncertainties; rather, they are explained as substantive rules of law, delineating the scope of a defendant's legal responsibility to a claimant. The book draws out the practical implications of this theoretical model, showing how a focus on defendant autonomy and claimant vulnerability can both explain the current state of English law and provide a critical perspective on potential future developments. The first part of the book considers the nature of tracing, providing an overview of the analytical and doctrinal questions raised by the current law, re-framing the dominant 'value' account of tracing, and proposing a new model which can solve problems in the current law. The second part of the book focusses on circumstances in which the tracing remedy is available to a claimant, demonstrating the practical application of such claims to specific problems.

  • Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases

    The first edition of this title was regarded as a landmark publication in personal injury practice. Each succeeding edition has built on this reputation and the book has now firmly established itself as essential reading for all those involved in the area of personal injury. The Guidelines are designed to provide a clear and logical framework for the assessment of general damages while leaving the discretion of the assessor unfettered, since every case must depend to a degree on its own facts. They provide an invaluable guide to all those involved in personal injury litigation: solicitors, barristers, insurance companies, trade unions, and medical defence organizations. As with previous editions, all judges involved in hearing personal injury cases will automatically receive a copy of the book. This eighth edition has been fully updated to take account of inflation and decisions made in the two years since the previous edition. The figures will be increased to take into account the RPI increases since the last edition and further altered to reflect decisions of the higher courts on quantum, including the current position on pleural plaques.

  • Sikhism for Today

    Sikhism for Today is part of a series of texts designed to fit the SCAA model syllabuses, which emphasise "learning about" and "learning from" religion. Each book consists of 29 two-page spreads with readable text that is highly illustrated and supported by activities. Each book has a one-page glossary and a one-page index. Sikhism for Today explores the way in which Sikhs approach deep questions about the meaning of life and how this affects their daily living.

  • The Art of Punctuation

    Punctuation can make all the difference between a good piece of writing and a superb piece of writing. In The Art of Punctuation, Noah Lukeman explores and demystifies each punctuation mark in turn. From the punchiness of the full stop to the unacknowledged flexibility of the question mark, the manifold powers of punctuation are revealed in this practical yet engaging guide. All kinds of writers will find invaluable tips to help improve their clarity of thinking and expression of ideas. The Art of Punctuation will teach writers how to use punctuation to the greatest effect, regardless of the context in which they are writing. Real examples from all types of well-known writers past and present are used to illustrate specific points. Each chapter also contains practical exercises to help writers get to grips with their own writing following the advice given in the book, making it ideal of use alongside creative writing courses and for teachers. Written by a well-known and respected author of books on creative writing, The Art of Punctuation is the essential guide to using punctuation creatively and effectively.

  • Sadequain and the Culture of Enlightenment

    Although the artist Sadequain was commonly regarded as a modernist, the author, who is well known as an art critic and connoisseur, suggests that his art was most modern when he was traditional, and strictly traditional when modern. This prolific and versatile artist was a khattat (calligrapher), book binder, master of drawing, painter, and poet. Thus, in himself, he was a one-man traditional guild of the Muslim art of the Middle Ages, in which all of the above disciplines were in fact practised by different skilled persons. He thus revived the memory of this tradition in a modern visual vocabulary and syntax which would appeal to the people and stir their memory of loss, at the same time reinvigorating their pride. In his poetry, too, Sadequain reverted to the traditional, painting the tragedy and ecstasy of love for a universal beloved, typical of the Urdu ghazal. Thus, he created cathartic works of great pleasure in each of the traditional disciplines of Muslim Art. Each of the essays in this book opens a window on Sadequain and his roshan khayali, or enlightened culture, the culture of the enlightened people of the northern subcontinent, in Dr Naqvis interpretation of modern art.

  • Economics

    The 'Oxford Revision Guides' series builds on the fact that pictures are easier to memorize than words. Each topic is summarized on a single page using annotated diagrams and concise notes with a full index for easy reference.

  • IB Study Guide: Chemistry 2nd Edition

    Our bestselling IB study guide has been updated to meet the needs of students taking the IB Diploma Programme chemistry from 2007. It is highly illustrated and concepts are precisely and clearly described. Higher level material is clearly indicated and all new option material is covered. Students can use this book not only as a revision and practice guide for the exam but for learning and reinforcing concepts throughout the course. New edition available now - ISBN 978-0-19-839002-2

  • German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    German writers, from Luther and Goethe to Heine, Brecht, and Gunter Grass, have had a profound influence on the modern world. This Very Short Introduction presents an engrossing tour of the course of German literature from the late Middle Ages to the present, focussing especially on the last 250 years. Emphasizing the economic and religious context of many masterpieces of German literature, it highlights how they can be interpreted as responses to social and political changes within an often violent and tragic history. The result is a new and clear perspective which illuminates the power of German literature and the German intellectual tradition, and its impact on the wider cultural world. 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.

  • Coulson on Construction Adjudication

    This fourth edition of Sir Peter Coulson's highly regarded work on construction adjudication, widely considered to be the leading authority in the field, continues to provide comprehensive analysis of the law and practice of adjudication in construction and engineering disputes. Thoroughly revised with reference to over 80 new adjudication cases, the new edition of this popular title also provides an analysis of the increase in 'smash and grab' payment claims brought by contractors based on the procedural omissions of the employer. The book has also expanded to cover developments in the Technology and Construction Court's (TCC) practice and procedure for dealing with 'smash and grab' claims, and includes practical guidance from the TCC and Commercial Court as to the necessary ethical principles to be adopted by adjudicators. This work is the definitive guide to the law and practice of construction adjudication, making it an essential reference work for all those involved with construction law.

  • Oxford Reading Tree: Stories for Writing: Age 6-7: CD Unlimited User

    TheStories for Writing CD-ROM contains: three popular storybooks brought to life on the interactive whiteboard with audio and turn-the-page technology, a video of Pie Corbett telling his innovated version of each story, Pie Corbett's story maps for shared storytelling and writing, and a video of Pie Corbett offering helpful support and advice.

  • Oxford GCSE Maths for OCR Foundation Teacher's Guide

    Produced in partnership with OCR, the brand new series Oxford GCSE Maths for OCR fully supports OCR specification A from 2010. This book contains lesson plans and schemes of work covering the whole course for teachers of Foundation tier students, with a wealth of ideas for teaching approaches, links to ICT resources, rich tasks, and how to fully address the new assessment objectives as well as the functional elements of maths and QWC. The book also contains suggested schemes of work, and can be used in conjunction with the accompanying student book.

  • Student Solutions Manual to Accompany Atkins' Physical Chemistry 11th Edition

    The Student Solutions Manual to accompany Atkins' Physical Chemistry 11th Edition provides full worked solutions to the 'a' exercises, and the odd-numbered discussion questions and problems presented in the parent book. The manual is intended for students and provides helpful comments and friendly advice to aid understanding.

  • Science Works: 1: Student Book

    Science Works enables you to deliver the skills-based How Science Works approach in an integrated, manageable and fully supported way.

  • Nature's Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots

    The cycle of day and night and the cycle of seasons are two familiar natural cycles around which many human activities are organized. But is there a third natural cycle of importance for us humans? On 13 March 1989, six million people in Canada went without electricity for many hours: a large explosion on the sun was discovered as the cause of this blackout. Such explosions occur above sunspots, dark features on the surface of the Sun that have been observed through telescopes since the time of Galileo. The number of sunspots has been found to wax and wane over a period of 11 years. Although this cycle was discovered less than two centuries ago, it is becoming increasingly important for us as human society becomes more dependent on technology. For nearly a century after its discovery, the cause of the sunspot cycle remained completely shrouded in mystery. The 1908 discovery of strong magnetic fields in sunspots made it clear that the 11-year cycle is the magnetic cycle of the sun. It is only during the last few decades that major developments in plasma physics have at last given us the clue to the origins of the cycle and how the large explosions affecting the earth arise. Nature's Third Cycle discusses the fascinating science behind the sunspot cycle, and gives an insider's perspective of this cutting-edge scientific research from one of the leaders of the field.

  • The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

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  • How to Cut a Cake: And other mathematical conundrums

    Welcome back to Ian Stewart's magical world of mathematics! This is a strange world of never-ending chess games, empires on the moon, furious fireflies, and, of course, disputes over how best to cut a cake. Each quirky tale presents a fascinating mathematical puzzle -- challenging, fun, and also introducing the reader to a significant mathematical problem in an engaging and witty way.

  • Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany

    The link between Hitler's Third Reich and European royalty has gone largely unexplored due to the secrecy surrounding royal families. Now, in Royals and the Reich, Jonathan Petropoulos uses unprecedented access to royal archives to tell the fascinating story of Queen Victoria's great-grandsons, the Princes of Hesse, and the important role they played in the Nazi regime. Petropolous tells the fascinating tale of how, lured by prominent positions in the Nazi regime and highly susceptible to nationalist appeals, the princes became enthusiastic supporters of Hitler and helped make the Nazis socially acceptable to wealthy, high-society patrons. Permitted access to Hessen family private papers and the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle, Petropoulos follows the story of the House of Hesse through to its tragic denouement - the princes' betrayal and persecution by an increasingly paranoid Hitler, followed by prosecution after the war.

  • My First Counting Book

    A lively first counting book illustrated by Julie Park to familiarize young children (aged 2+) with the numbers 1 to 20. Numbers shown in numeral, word, patterned domino representation and full-colour pictures to help children in their first attempts to match, sort, and count. A number quiz at the back involves children further and brings lots of life into basic maths concepts. My First Counting Book is an ideal companion to My First Alphabet Book.

  • IB Study Guide: Economics

    This guide provides crisp revision of all syllabus topics with detailed support for constructing, analysing and labelling diagrams to assist with complete understanding. In addition, students will learn how to design, select and use diagrams to explain concepts while answering examination questions. A 'tips' section provides practical suggestions and a complete glossary provides a much needed teacher and student reference. In addition, there are guidelines on examiner recommendations along with exam practice and a selection of past questions.

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  • Neolithic Britain: The Transformation of Social Worlds

    The Neolithic in Britain was a period of fundamental change: human communities were transformed, collectively owning domesticated plants and animals, and inhabiting a richer world of material things: timber houses and halls, pottery vessels, polished flint and stone axes, and massive monuments of earth and stone. Equally important was the development of a suite of new social practices, and an emphasis on descent, continuity and inheritance. These innovations set in train social processes that culminated with the construction of Stonehenge, the most remarkable surviving structure from prehistoric Europe. Neolithic Britain provides an up to date, concise introduction to the period of British prehistory from c. 4000-2200 BCE. Written on the basis of a new appreciation of the chronology of the period, the result reflects both on the way that archaeologists write narratives of the Neolithic, and how Neolithic people constructed histories of their own. Incorporating new insights from the extraordinary pace of archaeological discoveries in recent years, a world emerges which is unfamiliar, complex and challenging, and yet played a decisive role in forging the landscape of contemporary Britain. Important recent developments have resulted in a dual realisation: firstly, highly focused research into individual site chronologies can indicate precise and particular time narratives; and secondly, this new awareness of time implies original insights about the fabric of Neolithic society, embracing matters of inheritance, kinship and social ties, and the 'descent' of cultural practices. Moreover, our understanding of Neolithic society has been radically affected by individual discoveries and investigative projects, whether in the Stonehenge area, on mainland Orkney, or in less well-known localities across the British Isles. The new perspective provided in this volume stems from a greater awareness of the ways in which unfolding events and transformations in societies depend upon the changing relations between individuals and groups, mediated by objects and architecture. This concise panorama into Neolithic Britain offers new conclusions and an academically-stimulating but accessible overview. It covers key material and social developments, and reflects on the nature of cultural practices, tradition, genealogy, and society across nearly two millennia.

  • The Earth After Us: What legacy will humans leave in the rocks?

    What would alien visitors in the far future, piecing together the history of earth, find of our brief reign? What clues will we leave? What fossils? Just as we have gained knowledge of the past, of ancient climates and the activities of creatures long dead, so too might they decode the rocks. The Earth After Us takes a novel approach to show how geologists unravel the information in the rocks. As the alien scientists start investigating the strata, what story will they tell of us? What kind of fossils will humans leave behind? What will happen to cities, cars, and plastic cups? How thick a layer will the 'human stratum' be? And will it be obvious which species dominated the planet?

  • AQA GCSE Biology Student Book

    AQA GCSE Sciences is suitable for all abilities and provides the best support for exam preparation and assessment. The GCSE Biology Student Book helps you create engaging, lively and relevant science lessons. This series provides a firm foundation for students who want to go on to study separate sciences at A Level. It also provides plenty of exam preparation and help with revision.

  • Recognizing the Non-religious: Reimagining the Secular

    In recent years, the extent to which contemporary societies are secular has come under scrutiny. At the same time, many countries, especially in Europe, have increasingly large nonaffiliate, 'subjectively secular' populations, whilst nonreligious cultural movements like the New Atheism and the Sunday Assembly have come to prominence. Making sense of secularity, irreligion, and the relationship between them has therefore emerged as a crucial task for those seeking to understand contemporary societies and the nature of modern life. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in southeast England, Recognizing the Non-religious develops a new vocabulary, theory and methodology for thinking about the secular. It distinguishes between separate and incommensurable aspects of so-called secularity as insubstantial--involving merely the absence of religion--and substantial--involving beliefs, ritual practice, and identities that are alternative to religious ones. Recognizing the cultural forms that present themselves as non-religious therefore opens up new, more egalitarian and more theoretically coherent ways of thinking about people who are 'not religious'. It is also argued that recognizing the nonreligious allows us to reimagine the secular itself in new and productive ways. This book is part of a fast-growing area of research that builds upon and contributes to theoretical debates concerning secularization, 'desecularization', religious change, postsecularity and postcolonial approaches to religion and secularism. As well as presenting new research, this book gathers insights from the wider studies of nonreligion, atheism, and secularism in order to consolidate a theoretical framework, conceptual foundation and agenda for future research.

  • Foundation GCSE Mathematics: Revision and Practice

    This revision aid provides methodical mathematical explanations, worked examples and exercises for students working at the lowest tier of GCSE.

  • Oxford GCSE Maths for AQA Foundation Plus Teacher's Guide

    Devised for the new AQA GCSE specifications, this proven levelled approach offers a unique choice of four student books and software tailored to match, each with access to a grade C, allocating just one single highly focused book to each student for the whole course, making learning simpler and more focused (particularly on students who fall between Foundation and Higher tiers) and therefore enabling students to achieve their highest possible grade. The Foundation Plus teacher guide provides thorough lesson plans and schemes of work to support the corresponding student book, addressing all the new curriculum requirements, and targets grades C-E.

  • The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology

    Designed to appeal to the detective in every child, this examination of archaeology features a series of case studies, ranging from our earliest African ancestors to the "Garbage Project" recently carried out in the USA. In each of these, the reader is given the background to a particular archaeological project and presented with the various clues on which possible interpretations will depend; then a fuller account is given, with analysis of how the particular conclusions were reached. There follows a section that studies how various kinds of evidence, such as painting, pots and tombs, have helped archaeologists to develop a fuller understanding of different cultures and civilizations throughout history.

  • A Concise Advanced Geography

    This course companion for A level students aims to bridge the gap between lengthy conventional textbooks and revision guides. It features a compact format and numerous simple diagrams.

  • Partial Differential Equations in General Relativity

    A graduate level text on a subject which brings together several areas of mathematics and physics: partial differential equations, differential geometry and general relativity. It explains the basics of the theory of partial differential equations in a form accessible to physicists and the basics of general relativity in a form accessible to mathematicians. In recent years the theory of partial differential equations has come to play an ever more important role in research on general relativity. This is partly due to the growth of the field of numerical relativity, stimulated in turn by work on gravitational wave detection, but also due to an increased interest in general relativity among pure mathematicians working in the areas of partial differential equations and Riemannian geometry, who have realized the exceptional richness of the interactions between geometry and analysis which arise. This book provides the background for those wishing to learn about these topics. It treats key themes in general relativity including matter models and symmetry classes and gives an introduction to relevant aspects of the most important classes of partial differential equations, including ordinary differential equations, and material on functional analysis. These elements are brought together to discuss a variety of important examples in the field of mathematical relativity, including asymptotically flat spacetimes, which are used to describe isolated systems, and spatially compact spacetimes, which are of importance in cosmology.

  • Balochistan: Architecture, Craft, and Religious Symbolism

    This research work explores the living tradition of Baluchistan and provides a deeper understanding of its religo-cultural aspects. The architectural and artistic traditions are well-documented in this book. The material presented on prayer rugs, tents, and aspects of the nomadic and semi-nomadic architecture is wholly original. The research first focuses on the social environment of Baluchistan, in order to understand the input of local culture and tribo-religious influences of local architecture. The Baluchi lifestyle is analysed on a broad plane, taking into account native architecture including mosques and symbolic minarets as key factors, together with their design, characteristics, social contextualisation and methods of production.

  • Using the "New Oxford School Dictionary"

    This illustrated volume of exercises and games has been designed to accompany the "New Oxford School Dictionary".

  • Blackstone's Police Manuals 2020: Four Volume Pack

    Blackstone's Police Manuals, endorsed by the College of Policing, are the only official study guides for the NPPF Step Two Legal Examination. Straightforward and accessible, Blackstone's Police Manuals offer you the only comprehensive version of the 2020 syllabus and they are the only resource used by question writers when preparing a NPPF Step Two Legal Examination. The four volumes of Crime, Evidence and Procedure, Road Policing, and General Police Duties cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure, with key parts of legislation reproduced for your reference and with each chapter professionally checked and reviewed by the College of Policing. Complex or commonly misunderstood areas feature handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping you to establish the connections between legislation and police procedure. The 2020 editions have been updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law. Blackstone's Police Manuals are also available as part of our online Blackstone's Police Manuals and Q&As service: http://www.blackstonespoliceservice.com

  • Principles of International Investment Law

    This book outlines the principles behind the international law of foreign investment. The main focus is on the law governed by bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. The book traces the purpose, context and evolution of the clauses and provisions characteristic of contemporary investment treaties, and analyses the case law interpreting the issues raised by standard clauses. Particular consideration is given to broad treaty-rules whose understanding in practice has mainly been shaped by their interpretation and application by international tribunals. In addition, the book introduces the dispute settlement mechanisms for enforcing investment law, outlining the operation of State vs. State and Investor vs. State arbitration. Combining a systematic analytical study of the texts and principles underlying investment law with a jurisprudential analysis of the case law arising in international tribunals, this book offers an ideal introduction to the principles of international investment law and arbitration, for students or practitioners new to the field.

  • The Oxford Science Programme: Modules R-T Pt. 4B

    Part of a series designed for the Key Stage 4 GCSE science programme, this text responds to the needs of older students by providing increased content coverage. The subjects covered are materials and models, forces and energy, and life systems.

  • Women of Substance in Homeric Epic: Objects, Gender, Agency

    Women in Greek epic are treated as objects, as commodities to be exchanged in marriage or as the spoils of warfare. However, women in Homeric epic also use objects to negotiate their own agency, subverting the male viewpoint by utilizing on their own terms the very form they themselves are thought by men to embody. Such female objects can transcend their physical limitations and be both symbolically significant and powerfully characterizing. They can be tools of recognition and identification. They can pause narrative and be used agonistically. They can send messages and be vessels for memory. Women of Substance in Homeric Epic offers a new and insightful approach to the Iliad and Odyssey, bringing together Gender Theory and the burgeoning field of New Materialisms, new to classical studies, and thereby combining an approach predicated on the idea of the woman as object with one which questions the very distinction between subject and object. This productive tension leads us to decentre the male subject and to put centre stage not only the woman as object but also the agency of women and objects. The volume comes at a turning point in the gendering of Homeric studies, with the publication of the first English translations by women of the Iliad in 2015 and the Odyssey in 2017, by Caroline Alexander and Emily Wilson respectively. It makes a significant contribution to scholarship by demonstrating that women in Homeric epic are not only objectified, but are also well-versed users of objects; this is something that Homer portrays clearly, that Odysseus understands, but that has often escaped many other men, from Odysseus' alter ego Aethon in Odyssey 19 to modern experts on Homeric epic.

  • Oxford Reading Tree Dictionary

    The Oxford Reading Tree Dictionary features all the favourite Oxford Reading Tree characters from Floppy to Wilma. It has an alphabet down the side of each page and includes special topic words at the back to help with extended word level work and introduction on how to get the best out of the dictionary. It is also available as a Big Book.

  • Vascular Surgery

    This book is designed to meet the needs of the vascular surgery trainee. It can be carried in the pocket for easy access and provides practical advice on all commonly encountered peripheral vascular problems. It focuses on surgical detail, but also carries background information on presentation and details on preoperative investigation and postoperative management. It gives relevant information for use when seeking patient consent. Each operation carries the latest OPCS code, increasingly important in recording surgical activity. Alternative interventions are given, including both radiological procedures and medical management where appropriate; an important approach given the evolving vascular surgery specialist who has responsibility in all of these fields. It informs the vascular trainee from their earliest encounter with the area to those completing their fellowship. It should also be of interest to the foundation year trainees on the vascular ward, the specialist vascular nurse, the vascular anaesthetist, the intensivist and the vascular radiologist.

  • Commerce in Action

    An entirely new kind of commerce textbook in which cartoons have been integrated with the text, providing a lively approach which will appeal to candidates for CSE and related examinations.

  • Company Law

    The Core Text series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing a reliable and invaluable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law. Company Law gives an authoritative and accurate account of key principles and demystifies this complex area of law without oversimplification. The text also includes valuable coverage of corporate governance and theory, including the current debates surrounding these areas. Company Law provides the perfect balance between depth, concision, and accessibility.

  • True Lives: Thomas Edison

    More than any other individual, Edison was responsible for introducing the modern age of electricity. But as well as pioneering the first commercial electric light and power system, he also invented the phonograph, the microphone and an early movie camera. His gripping story is one of determination and triumph. Other titles in the series: Amelia Earhart, Alexander the Great, Captain Cook, Cleopatra, Eric the Red Galileo, Gandhi, Hans Christian Andersen, Henry Ford, Roald Dahl and William Shakespeare.

  • Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

    Before a nation can produce, it must achieve social peace. That social peace has been reached in different nations by differing means, some of which have then been embedded in business firms, in corporate ownership patterns, and in corporate governance structures. The large publicly held, diffusely owned firm dominates business in the United States despite its infirmities, namely the frequently fragile relations between stockholders and managers. But in other economically advanced nations, ownership is not diffuse but concentrated. It is concentrated in no small measure because the delicate threads that tie managers to shareholders in the public firm fray easily in common political environments, such as those in the continental European social democracies. Social democracies press managers to stabilize employment, to forego some profit-maximizing risks with the firm, and to use up capital in place rather than to downsize when markets no longer are aligned with the firm's production capabilities. Since managers must have discretion in the public firm, how they use that discretion is crucial to stockholders, and social democratic pressures induce managers to stray farther than otherwise from their shareholders' profit-maximizing goals. Moreover, the means that align managers with diffuse stockholders in the United States-incentive compensation, hostile takeovers, and strong shareholder-wealth maximization norms-are weaker and sometimes denigrated in continental social democracies. Hence, public firms there have higher managerial agency costs, and large-block shareholding has persisted as shareholders' best remaining way to control those costs. Social democracies may enhance total social welfare, but if they do, they do so with fewer public firms than less socially responsive nations. The author therefore uncovers not only a political explanation for ownership concentration in Europe, but also a crucial political prerequisite to the rise of the public firm in the United States, namely the weakness of social democratic pressures on the American business firm.

  • The Limits of Liberty: American History, 1607-1980

    A history of America between the years 1607 and 1980.

  • The Oxford Science Programme: Module U-W Pt. 5

    Following the "Oxford Science Programme" Parts 4A and 4B, Part 5 is the last of the Key Stage 4 GCSE texts in the series. The student's text contains three modules on energy and the environment, making and using materials, and sharing the Earth.

  • Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

    This novel text assembles some of the most intriguing voices in modern conservation biology. Collectively they highlight many of the most challenging questions being asked in conservation science today, each of which will benefit from new experiments, new data, and new analyses. The book's principal aim is to inspire readers to tackle these uncomfortable issues head-on. A second goal is to be reflective and consider how the field has reacted to challenges to orthodoxy, and to what extent have or can these challenges advance conservation science. Furthermore, several chapters discuss how to guard against confirmation bias. The overall goal is that this book will lead to greater conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity by harnessing the engine of constructive scientific scepticism in service of better results.

  • The Oxford Companion to Ships And the Sea

    The most comprehensive and authoritative reference book of its kind, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea is a completely revised and updated edition of a classic volume that was first published in 1976 to huge acclaim, hailed as 'a beguiling book' (Daily Telegraph), 'marvellous' (The Times), and 'totally absorbing' (Financial Times). It brings together more than 2,600 entries on every imaginable aspect of the seas and the vessels that sail on them, from shipbuilding, yachting, diving, and marine mammals, to tidal power, piracy, and the literature and language of the sea. This second edition provides significant new material on topics that have come to prominence in recent times, such as oceanography and marine archaeology: key contributions on these subjects from marine expert Dr Martin Angel at Southampton Oceanography Centre include climate change, environmental issues, marine pollution, and marine wildlife. Among the many brand new entries to this edition are up-to-the-minute articles on underwater vehicles, tsunamis, warfare at sea, marine pollution, the Economic Exclustion Zone, and ship preservation.This Companion also includes authoritative and fascinating entries on maritime history: its naval battles, including Pearl Harbor and Trafalgar; its great ships, from Noah's Ark and the Bounty to the Titanic and the Mary Rose; and its most famous individuals, both real and fictional, including Christopher Columbus, Horatio Nelson, and Robinson Crusoe. Entries are fully cross-referenced, and the text is illustrated with over 260 detailed drawings, making it more accessible than ever before.

  • Personality: What makes you the way you are

    Why are some people worriers, and others wanderers? Why do some people seem good at empathising, and others at controlling? We have something deep and consistent within us that determines the choices we make and the situations we bring about. But why should members of the same species differ so markedly in their natures? What is the best personality to have; a bold one or a shy one, an aggressive one or a meek one? And are you stuck with your personality, or can you change it? Daniel Nettle takes the reader on a tour through the science of human personality, introducing the five 'dimensions' on which every personality is based, and using an unusual combination of individual life stories and scientific research. Showing how our personalities stem from our biological makeup, Nettle looks at the latest findings from genetics and brain science, considers the evolutionary origins and consequences of personality variation, and even includes a questionnaire for you to assess your own personality against the five dimensions. There is no optimal personality to have. Rather, every disposition brings both advantages and disadvantages. Life is partly the business of finding a niche where your personal characteristics work for you. Full of human as well as scientific insight, this book will enable you to understand the perils and potentials of your personality to the full.

  • Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

    This is a thoroughly updated and expanded 4th edition of the classic text Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations by Dominic Jordan and Peter Smith. Including numerous worked examples and diagrams, further exercises have been incorporated into the text and answers are provided at the back of the book. Topics include phase plane analysis, nonlinear damping, small parameter expansions and singular perturbations, stability, Liapunov methods, Poincare sequences, homoclinic bifurcation and Liapunov exponents. Over 500 end-of-chapter problems are also included and as an additional resource fully-worked solutions to these are provided in the accompanying text Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations: Problems and Solutions, (OUP, 2007). Both texts cover a wide variety of applications whilst keeping mathematical prequisites to a minimum making these an ideal resource for students and lecturers in engineering, mathematics and the sciences.

  • Advanced Biology

    Written by an experienced author and teacher of students with a wide range of abilities, Advanced Biology will spark interest and motivate A-Level students.

  • Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

    Greek literature is divided, like many literatures, into poetry and prose, but in Greek the difference between them is not that all prose is devoid of firm rhythmic patterning. In the earlier Roman Empire, from 31 BC to about AD 300, much Greek (and Latin) prose was actually written to follow one organized rhythmic system. How much Greek prose adopted this patterning has hitherto been quite unclear; the present volume for the first time establishes an answer on an adequate basis: substantial data drawn from numerous authors. It constitutes the first extensive study of prose-rhythm in later Greek literature. The book focuses particularly on one of the greatest Imperial works: Plutarch's Lives. It rests on a scansion of the whole work, almost 100,000 phrases. Rhythm is seen to make a vital contribution to the literary analysis of Plutarch's writing, and prose-rhythm is revealed as a means of expression, which draws attention to words and word-groups. Some passages in the Lives pack rhythms together more closely than others; much of the discussion concentrates on such rhythmically dense passages, examining them in detail in commentary form. These passages do not occur randomly, but attract attention to themselves. They are marked out as climactic in the narrative, or as in other ways of highlighted significance: joyful summations, responses to catastrophe, husbands and wives, fathers and sons compared. These remarkable passages make apparent the greatness of Plutarch as a prose-writer - a side of him fairly little considered amid the huge resurgence of work on Plutarch as an author and as a major historical source. Some passages from three Greek novelists, both rhythmic and unrhythmic, are closely analysed too. The book demonstrates how rhythm can be integrated with other aspects of criticism, and how it has the ability to open up new vistas on three prolific centuries of literary history.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

    The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume text on the subject, the fourth edition of the acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Criminology combines masterly reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research. In addition to the history of the discipline and reviews of different theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date reviews of diverse topics as the criminal justice process, race and gender, crime statistics, and the media and crime. The fourth edition has been substantially revised and updated and is essential reading for all teachers and students of criminology and an indispensable sourcebook for professionals. Online Resource Centre * Web links to key criminological resources allowing students to further research the subject * Notes on the Contributors * Editors' Introduction to the 4th edition

  • Oxford Mini School French Dictionary

    Trialled and tested in schools This dictionary gives all the text of the Oxford School French Dictionary in mini format. Intended for use by English learners of French, this dictionary will take the student through their years of study, from the first day they start learning French right through to their exams and beyond. It is easy to use and to understand, and leads straight to the translation the student is looking for.

  • Energy Law in Europe: National, EU and International Regulation

    The energy sector in Europe has changed rapidly over the last few years under the influence of trends towards globalization, liberalization, competition, de-monopolization, and strengthening of regulation in the field. The new edition of this book builds on the success of the first in providing an updated overview of these important developments at both international and European levels, covering the most important principles of international law of relevance to the energy sector. A chapter dedicated to comparison of legal developments across Europe addresses the increasingly important question of whether we are heading towards an international energy market. New chapters on European Union External Energy Relations and Standard Agreements in European Energy Trade highlight growing cooperation in the energy field with major producers such as Russia, and the standards for trading energy in an integrated geographical market, including analysis of the product markets, as well as the relevant legal instruments and master agreements. The book also focuses on the implementation of the significant Energy Directives, and the constitutional and regulatory framework in the key energy-producing jurisdictions in the EU: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The national coverage emphasises trans-border collaboration by examining bilateral and multilateral cooperation within the context of the European Union. There is also updated analysis of developments in these countries in every energy sector, including oil, gas, nuclear energy, and in response to the Kyoto protocol, to renewables and emissions, with the extent of coverage determined by the resource base of each country.

  • Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship

    Most modern democracies punish hate speech. Less freedom for some, they claim, guarantees greater freedom for others. Heinze rejects that approach, arguing that democracies have better ways of combatting violence and discrimination against vulnerable groups without having to censor speakers. Critiquing dominant free speech theories, Heinze explains that free expression must be safeguarded not just as an individual right, but as an essential attribute of democratic citizenship. The book challenges contemporary state regulation of public discourse by promoting a stronger theory of what democracy is and what it demands. Examining US, European, and international approaches, Heinze offers a new vision of free speech within Western democracies.

  • English A1

    This course book supports the wider aims of the IB through connections to TOK, international-mindedness and the IB learner profile. It has been extensively reviewed by teachers, consultants and the IB. With features and activities that encourage active learning and critical thinking, this book will improve skills across a range of areas.

  • Into Science: Electricity

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  • A Practical Approach to Conveyancing

    A Practical Approach to Conveyancing takes a pragmatic, rather than academic, approach to conveyancing. It provides practical solutions to everyday problems encountered by conveyancing practitioners. This ninth edition contains precedent documents, clauses, and forms that provide the blueprint for highly effective procedural structures. Checklists and key point summaries have been added throughout the text to make the style more accessible. Detailed information on Home Information Packs ensures that the reader is kept up to date with this new legislation, and the text also considers the impact of the new Solicitors' Code of Conduct, due to come into force on 1 July 2007. Detailed explanations of the law are accompanied by a number of practical suggestions to help save time and money. The book has established itself as a core text on the Legal Practice Course for students wishing to have a more applied overview of property law and practice. The book is also essential reading for solicitors, their support staff, trainee solicitors, licensed conveyancers, legal executives and others involved or interested in the conveyancing process.Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre provides students with specimen forms, and links to useful websites, while a test bank of questions allows lecturers to test their students' understanding of the topics covered in the book. Lecturers may also access the diagrams from the book in an electronic format suitable for use in lecture slides or other teaching materials.

  • Biofacts: The Human Body, Animals, Plants

    "Biofacts" is one of two illustrated fact books aimed at children aged 8-12. It is divided into three sections of varying lengths: the human body, animals, and plants.

  • Introduction to Quantum Information Science

    This book offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the popular field of quantum information. It has originated in a series of invited lecture courses at various universities in different countries. This is reflected in its informal style of exposition and presentation of key results in the subject. In addition to treating quantum communication, entanglement and algorithms in great depth, this book also addresses a number of interesting miscellaneous topics, such as Maxwell's demon, Landauer's erasure, the Bekenstein bound and Caratheodory's treatment of the Second law of thermodyanmics. All mathematical derivations are based on clear physical pictures which make even the most involved results - such as the Holevo bound - look comprehensible and transparent. The book is ideal as a first introduction to the subject, but may also appeal to the specialist due to its unique presentation.

  • The Oxford Primary School Dictionary

    This is a new edition of the "Oxford Primary School Dictionary". It is a core OUP dictionary for children aged 8 and over and specially written for home and school use. Now fully revised and updated, with a new design, this dictionary is clearer and easier to use. New additions include a large number of headwords for the first time and many derivatives defined for the first time, such as naturally, strongly and squarely. Usage notes have been expanded, for example on sew/sow, and spaceman and spacewoman, and American equivalents are given for high-profile words such as sidewalk and hood (of a car). New vocabulary includes words such as byte, mad cow disease, road rage and millenium, and all plurals, verb and adjective forms are written out in full. Pictures are specially drawn in whole sentences to show how words are used in context and idioms have also been added, for example, neck and neck, in dire straits and pipe dream. Information boxes give the origins of words and give advice about usage.

  • True Lives: Eric the Red

    Eric the Red was wild and hot-headed, even for a Viking. His quick temper was always getting him into trouble. But he learned quickly, and in time became a great warrior and a fearless adventurer. He discovered a new land - Greenland - and founded a new nation. Other titles in the series: .Amelia Earhart .Alexander the Great .Captain Cook .Cleopatra .Galileo .Gandhi .Hans Christian Andersen .Henry Ford .Roald Dahl .Thomas Edison .William Shakespeare

  • Symmetry Relationships between Crystal Structures: Applications of Crystallographic Group Theory in Crystal Chemistry

    In crystal chemistry and crystal physics, the relations between the symmetry groups (space groups) of crystalline solids are of special importance. Part 1 of this book presents the necessary mathematical foundations and tools: the fundamentals of crystallography with special emphasis on symmetry, the theory of the crystallographic groups, and the formalisms of the needed crystallographic computations. Part 2 gives an insight into applications to problems in crystal chemistry. With the aid of numerous examples, it is shown how crystallographic group theory can be used to make evident relationships between crystal structures, to set up a systematic order in the huge amount of known crystal structures, to predict crystal structures, to analyse phase transitions and topotactic reactions in the solid state, to understand the formation of domains and twins in crystals, and to avoid errors in crystal structure determinations. A broad range of end-of-chapter exercises offers the possibility to apply the learned material. Worked-out solutions to the exercises can be found at the end of the book.

  • Making Sense in the Life Sciences: A Student's Guide to Writing and Research

    The Making Sense series offers clear, concise guides to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate study. The volumes in the Making Sense series-covering courses in humanities, social sciences, life sciences, engineering, psychology, religious studies, and education-are intended for students in any undergraduate course with a research and writing component, but are especially appropriate for those at the first-year level. Revisions to the second edition of Making Sense in the Life Sciences include coverage of new developments in technology-based research and writing. It provides examples on how to read scientific articles, how to find the papers that students need for their essays, and how to move this information into bibliographies. This edition also provides examples of how to search across various databases to find the important papers in a field, as well as how to burrow deeply into scientific literature.

  • Twenty First Century Science: GCSE Science e-Book

    Twenty First Century Science BL is a suite of complementary specifications offering flexible and exciting options for science at GCSE BL is unique in having been extensively trialled over three years with more than 6,000 students in each year BL is motivating, stimulating, and relevant. The specifications and resources are the products of close collaboration between the University of York Science Education Group, the Nuffield Curriculum Centre, OCR, and Oxford University Press. The GCSE Science course contains nine modules: -B1 Your and your genes -B2 Keeping healthy -B3 Life on Earth -C1 Air quality -C2 Material choices -C3 Food matters -P1 The Earth in the Universe -P2 Radiation and life -P3 Radioactive materials A comprehensive set of trialled resources is available: A Textbook at each of Foundation and Higher tiers which use engaging, up-to-date science contexts. Workbooks at each of Foundation and Higher tiers which can be used for homework and provide the student with a set of summary notes to help with revision. A Revision Guide. A Teacher and Technician Guide with lesson plans covering the whole course, including assessments, homeworks, and cover lessons, and activity sheets. An iPack CD-ROM which includes the lesson plans in interactive form, along with over 100 video and audio clips, animations, and PowerPoint presentations. Remember the CD-ROMs are eligible for e-learning credits. An eBook CD-ROM, which contains the entire content of both the Foundation and Higher Tier student textbooks. For more information, visit: www.twentyfirstcenturyscience.org

  • Oxford Mini School German Dictionary

    Trialled and Tested in schools This dictionary gives all the text of the Oxford School German Dictionary in mini format. Intended for use by English learners of German, this dictionary will take the student through their years of study, from the first day they start learning German right through to their exams and beyond. It is easy to use and to understand, and leads straight to the translation the student is looking for.

  • Experiments and Investigations in Chemistry

    A textbook which covers all the experiments recommended for assessment for GCSE Chemistry. The book begins with advice to the teacher on assessment of practical work and relates the skills covered to the requirements of the various examining groups. The experiments themselves are all presented in units of one or two pages, for ease of use in the laboratory. Each experiment begins with an introduction to the chemistry of the topic and practical work is followed up by questions and suggestions for extension work. The book also contains investigations which allow students to develop problem-solving skills, for example: " What is the composition of washing poewders and how effective are they?", or "The use of forensic science to identify the criminal".

  • Oxford Reading Tree: Level 2: Floppy's Phonics: The Fizz Buzz

    Floppy's Phonics provide fun, decodable stories and non-fiction, developed to be interwoven with existing much-loved Biff, Chip and Kipper stories for focused synthetic phonics practice. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

  • The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

    This book is a cross-linguistic investigation of resumptive pronouns and related phenomena. Pronominal resumption is the realization of the base of a syntactic dependency as a bound pronoun. Resumption occurs in unbounded dependencies, such as relative clauses and questions, and in the variety of raising known as copy raising. Processing factors may also give rise to resumption, even in environments where it does not normally occur in a given language. Ash Asudeh proposes a new theory of resumption based on the use of a resource logic for semantic composition and the typologically robust observation that resumptive pronouns are ordinary pronouns in their morphological and lexical properties. The framework for semantic composition is Glue Semantics and the syntactic framework is Lexical-Functional Grammar. The author introduces these frameworks and the concept of resource logics accessibly and compares results and explanations with those offered by a number of contrasting theoretical frameworks. The theory achieves a novel unification of hitherto heterogeneous resumption phenomena. It unifies two kinds of resumptive pronouns that are found in unbounded dependencies - one kind behaves syntactically like a gap, whereas the other kind does not. It also unifies resumptive pronouns in unbounded dependencies with the obligatory pronouns in copy raising. The theory also provides the basis for a new understanding of processing-based resumption, both in production and in parsing and interpretation. This book makes a substantial contribution to the understanding of the syntax-semantics interface, the nature of unbounded dependencies, and linguistic variation. It is clearly written and includes examples from a wide range of languages, such as English, Hebrew, Irish, Swedish, and Vata. It will interest researchers in syntax and semantics and its results are also relevant to computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and the logical analysis of language.

  • The Oxford Children's Book of Science

    This text sets out to cover the main themes of science - the structure of matter, the processes of life, and the forces that shape the universe.

  • The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820

    The Sinews of Habsburg Power explores the domestic foundations of the immense growth of central European Habsburg power from the rise of a permanent standing army after the Thirty Years' War to the end of the Napoleonic wars. With a force that grew irregularly in size from around 25,000 soldiers to as many as half a million in the War of the Sixth Coalition, the Habsburg monarchy participated in shifting international constellations of rivalry from western Europe to the Near East and in some two dozen, partly overlapping armed conflicts. Raising forces of such magnitude constituted a central task of Habsburg government, one that ultimately required the cooperation of society and its elites. The monarchy's composite-territorial structures in the guise of the Lower Austrian Estates -- a leading representative body and privileged corps -- formed a vital, if changing, element underlying Habsburg international success and resilience. With its capital at Vienna, the archduchy below the river Enns (the historic designation of Lower Austria) was geographically, politically, and financially a key Habsburg possession. Fiscal-military exigency induced the Estates to take part in new and evolving arrangements of power that served the purposes of government; in turn the Estates were able in previously little-understood ways and within narrowing boundaries to preserve vital interests in a changing world. The Estates survived because they were necessary, not only thanks to their increasing financial potency, but also because they offered a politically viable way of exacting ever-larger quantities of money, men, and other resources from local society. These circumstances would persist as ruling became more regularized, formalized, and homogenized, and as the very understanding of the Estates as a social and political phenomenon was evolving.

  • A Dictionary of Astronomy

    The second edition of this established dictionary contains over 4,200 up-to-date entries on all aspects of astronomy. Edited by renowned author and broadcaster Ian Ridpath, with the help of over 20 expert contributors, it covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved, to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time. The dictionary also features biographical entries on eminent astronomers, as well as worldwide coverage of observatories and telescopes. Appendices include tables of Apollo lunar landing missions and the constellations. Entries are supported by numerous tables and diagrams. The text has been fully revised and updated for the second edition, and includes information on new space missions, and ones that have come to fruition (such as the Huygens Probe). It also boasts entry-level web links and highlighted entries on topics sich as the Big Bang theory, black holes, galaxy evolution, and SETI. An invaluable reference source for students, professionals, amateur astronomers, and for space enthusiasts.

  • OXFORD CHILDRENS DICTIONARY

    The Oxford Children's Dictionary is illustrated in colour and aimed at readers at KS2, YR3-6 and P4-7 fo Scotland. .20,000 colour headwords .150 colour illustrations .Pronunciation guides for difficult words eg. guerrilla, ricochet .Information on word origins eg. rickshaw .No confusing abbreviations - word classes (parts of speech) and inflections written in full .Usage help to encourage accurate of language .Up-to-date example sentences and phrases show how words are used in context .Useful introduction and key on how to get the best out of the dictionary

  • Diversity and Social Work in Canada

    <a href="http://hsw.oxfordjournals.org/reports/most-cited">Oxford Journals names article written by Alean Al-Krenawi and John Graham most cited in the field of Health and Social Work. Diversity and Social Work in Canada explores the question of how the social work profession can effectively address growing diversity among Canadians today. In this contributed volume, twenty-six academic experts offer cutting-edge insight into such essential topic as cultural competence, anti-oppression, experiential phenomenological approaches to identity, intersectionality of multiple forms of diversity, and localization of social work practice. Combining theoretical coverage with practical examples, Diversity and Social Work in Canada gives students and practitioners the foundation they need to develop effective skills and strategies for working with diverse individuals and groups.

  • John Aubrey: Brief Lives with An Apparatus for the Lives of our English Mathematical Writers

    This is the first scholarly edition of Aubrey's Brief Lives since 1898, the first to include the complete text of the three Brief Lives manuscripts (including censored and deleted material, title pages, antiquarian notes, and the indices), and the first to provide a full general and critical introduction and comprehensive commentary. This edition is the first to respect the original arrangement of the Lives in Aubrey's manuscripts. Brief Lives is presented as an antiquarian and collaborative text, containing the autograph papers of biographical subjects, the annotations of those among whom the manuscripts circulated, and wax seals. As well as 25 facsimile pages, there are over 160 images, reproducing for the first time all Aubrey's horoscopes, pedigrees, coats of arms, and topographical sketches as they are found in the manuscripts. The text respects the mise-en-page of the manuscript and its status as an incomplete and heavily revised work-in-progress while presenting an edited, rather than a diplomatic, text. The commentary presents extensive new research on manuscript sources including much material not previously known to be Aubrey's or associated with him. It also reflects the state of current scholarship. Each life is introduced by a headnote placing the life in context. This gives the dates and sequence of composition and an account of Aubrey's relationship with the biographical subject, the circulation of knowledge of that subject in Aubrey's circle, and a full account of Aubrey's notes on the subject of the life in other manuscripts and correspondence. Aubrey's biographical informants also have a long note, as do uncompleted or missing Lives.

  • Communicating for Results: A Canadian Student's Guide

    Communicating for Results: A Canadian Student's Guide is an indigenous, core text designed to serve students studying business and professional communications at both the university and college levels. Author Carolyn Meyer acknowledges the challenges of today's demanding work environments and provides practical, classroom-tested instruction for communicating successfully-that is, for getting noticed and getting results. The text, praised for being exceptionally well written and logically organized, covers not only the principles of grammar and rhetoric but also the persuasive strategies required for being an effective writer and public speaker. Meyer's hands-on, skills-based approach uses models and samples, workshops, discussion forums, quick-reference guides, and checklists to guide students through the writing process and help them develop confidence. Coverage of changing trends in the workplace, trends in communication research, cultural differences in communication techniques, Web 3.0 technologies, and privacy strategies and safeguarding personal and sensitive information ensures students are well-equipped to compete in the globalized workplace. This third edition offers a thoroughly revised introductory chapter examining communication in the new economy and also includes a new chapter on social media and networking, introducing students to key social media tools and discussing the most effective ways for businesses to use these tools to promote their products and services, reach out to customers, and keep on top of market trends. As well, the chapter-end activities sections have been updated to replace outdated links and ensure content is fresh and contemporary.

  • Repetition and Philosophical Crumbs

    'The love of repetition is in truth the only happy love' So says Constantine Constantius on the first page of Kierkegaard's Repetition. Life itself, according to Kierkegaard's pseudonymous narrator, is a repetition, and in the course of this witty, playful work Constantius explores the nature of love and happiness, the passing of time and the importance of moving forward (and backward). The ironically entitled Philosophical Crumbs pursues the investigation of faith and love and their tense relationship with reason. Written only a year apart, these two works complement each other and give the reader a unique insight into the breadth and substance of Kierkegaard's thought. The first reads like a novel and the second like a Platonic dialogue, but both engage, in different ways, the same challenging issues. These are the first translations to convey the literary quality and philosophical precision of the originals. They were not intended, however, for philosophers, but for anyone who feels drawn to the question of the ultimate truth of human existence and the source of human happiness. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Qualitative Research in Action: A Canadian Primer

    Series: Themes in Canadian Sociology</a> Qualitative Research in Action emphasizes that dynamism and flexibility are the cornerstones of qualitative research. Bringing the stages of research to life with a wide array of examples drawn from actual studies, the text guides students through the processes of finding inspiration and developing questions; gathering, coding, and analyzing data; and writing up results.

  • Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

    Quantitative traits-be they morphological or physiological characters, aspects of behavior, or genome-level features such as the amount of RNA or protein expression for a specific gene-usually show considerable variation within and among populations. Quantitative genetics, also referred to as the genetics of complex traits, is the study of such characters and is based on mathematical models of evolution in which many genes influence the trait and in which non-genetic factors may also be important. Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits presents a holistic treatment of the subject, showing the interplay between theory and data with extensive discussions on statistical issues relating to the estimation of the biologically relevant parameters for these models. Quantitative genetics is viewed as the bridge between complex mathematical models of trait evolution and real-world data, and the authors have clearly framed their treatment as such. This is the second volume in a planned trilogy that summarizes the modern field of quantitative genetics, informed by empirical observations from wide-ranging fields (agriculture, evolution, ecology, and human biology) as well as population genetics, statistical theory, mathematical modeling, genetics, and genomics. Whilst volume 1 (1998) dealt with the genetics of such traits, the main focus of volume 2 is on their evolution, with a special emphasis on detecting selection (ranging from the use of genomic and historical data through to ecological field data) and examining its consequences.

  • The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

    The Quakers are a fascinating religious group both in their origins and in the variety of reinterpretations of the faith since. Emerging from the social unrest of the English civil war, the Quakers have gone on to have an influence way beyond their numbers: be it their continued stance against war or their pioneering work against slavery. At the same time, Quakers maintain a distinctive worship method to achieve the direct encounter with God which has been at the heart of the movement since its beginning. This book charts the history of Quakerism and its present-day diversity, and outlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ecumenism. 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.

  • Solicitors' Accounts 2007-2008: A Practical Guide

    Solicitors' Accounts provides a user-friendly guide to a subject that often poses serious problems for students unfamiliar with the principles and practice of accounting. It provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of all areas required by the Law Society for business accounts and solicitors' accounts on the Legal Practice Course, including full coverage of double-entry book-keeping and final accounts of sole owners, partnerships and companies. It also deals with the Solicitors' Accounts Rules and the practical application of these in solicitors' accounts, including property and probate transactions. Each chapter starts with an overview of the areas to be covered and also states the learning objectives the student should aim to achieve. At the end of each chapter there is a checklist of the key areas students must be able to understand, followed by graded self-test questions which suggest to the student how long they should spend completing them and what they should move onto next. Written by experienced LPC tutors, the guide is essential reading for students and reference source for practitioners.

  • The Cultural Defense of Nations: A Liberal Theory of Majority Rights (Oxford Constitutional Theory)

    Never in human history has so much attention been paid to human movement. Global migration yields demographic shifts of historical significance, profoundly shaking up world politics as has been seen in the refugee crisis, the Brexit referendum, and the 2016 US election. The Cultural Defense of Nations addresses one of the greatest challenges facing liberalism today: is a liberal state justified in restricting immigration and access to citizenship in order to protect its majority culture? Liberal theorists and human rights advocates recognize the rights of minorities to maintain their unique cultural identity, but assume that majorities have neither a need for similar rights nor a moral ground for defending them. The majority culture, so the argument goes, "can take care of itself." However, with more than 250 million immigrants worldwide, majority groups increasingly seek to protect what they consider to be their national identity. In recent years, liberal democracies have introduced proactive immigration and citizenship policies that are designed to defend the majority culture. This book shifts the focus from the prevailing discussion of cultural minority rights and, for the first time, addresses the cultural rights of majorities. It proposes a new approach by which liberal democracies can welcome immigrants without fundamentally changing their cultural heritage, forsaking their liberal traditions, or slipping into extreme nationalism. Disregarding the topic of cultural majority rights is not only theoretically wrong, but also politically unwise. With forms of "majority nationalism" rising and the growing popularity of extreme right-wing parties in the West, the time has come to liberally address contemporary challenges.

  • The Development of Old English

    This book, the second volume in A Linguistic History of English, describes the development of Old English from Proto-Germanic. Like Volume I, it is an internal history of the structure of English that combines traditional historical linguistics, modern syntactic theory, the study of languages in contact, and the variationist approach to language change. The first part of the book considers the development of Northwest and West Germanic, and the northern dialects of the latter, with particular reference to phonological and morphological phenomena. Later chapters present a detailed account of changes in the Old English sound system, inflectional system, and syntax. The book aims to make the findings of traditional historical linguistics accessible to scholars and students in other subdisciplines, and also to adopt approaches from contemporary theoretical linguistics in such a way that they are accessible to a wide range of historical linguists.

  • A-Level Psychology Through Diagrams

    These highly successful revision guides have been brought right up-to-date for the new A Level specifications introduced in September 2000. "Oxford Revision Guides" are highly effective for both individual revision and classroom summary work. The unique visual format makes the key concepts and processes, and the links between them, easier to memorize. Students will save valuable revision time by using these notes instead of condensing their own. In fact, many students are choosing to buy their own copies so that they can colour code or highlight them as they might do with their own revision notes.

  • Earth and the Universe (Oxford First Encyclopaedia)

    The "Oxford First Encyclopedia" series takes young readers on a journey of discovery through the world of knowledge. The five books in the series - "Animals and Plants", "Earth and the Universe", "My Body", "People and Places" and "Science and Technology" - should have the answers to a child's early questions about themselves and the world around them. Including text and captions, pictures, and intriguing fact boxes, the books should appeal to young children.

  • GCSE Mathematics: Revision and Practice: Higher: Homework Book

    This book has been specifically written for the new two-tier GCSE specification for first examination in 2008. The book is targeted at the Higher tier GCSE, and it comprises units organised clearly into homeworks designed to support the use of the Higher Students' Book in the same series. Each unit offers: .Homework exercises directly related to the Students' book section .Exam-style homeworks to build confidence and practice key techniques .Routine practice to reinforce key skills and ideas. .Full answers in the accompanying answer book It forms part of a suite of two homework books at GCSE, in which the other book caters for the Foundation tier.

  • John Ruskin: Selected Prose

    This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students an authoritative, comprehensive selection of the work of John Ruskin (1819-1900). The edition represents Ruskin's extraordinary literary output, ranging from lectures, essays, and treatises to reviews, correspondence, and critical notes. Ruskin has been called 'the most powerful and original thinker of the nineteenth century' and yet, like his two fellow Victorian Sages, Thomas Carlyle and Matthew Arnold, his work remains obscure to modern readers. This anthology hopes to remedy this situation by presenting the immense range of Ruskin's interests, from art to politics, museology to ornithology, architecture to geology, and morals to economics--all of which interests were indivisible in his view. Here are rapturous accounts of Turner, the Alps, Renaissance painters, and Gothic architecture; but here, too, are urgently dystopian analyses of the modern culture that we continue to inhabit: vacuousness in communication, callousness in labour relations, amoral sophistication in art, and rationalism in all its various delusory forms in politics, society, and the economy. There are special stresses on cultural preservation and the illusions that it both fosters and depends upon; the status of women in society, which Ruskin reflected on constantly; nature, wilderness, and eco-catastrophism; and the role of artists like the Pre-Raphaelites in a society mostly given over to Philistinism. In short, the nineteenth century continues to cast an interrogatory shadow over the twenty-first, and Ruskin is its most vital and critical antagonist in the English language, inspiring intellectuals as diverse as Tolstoy, Proust, and Gandhi during his lifetime and afterwards. He was, this collection suggests, nothing like a 'sage', but something much more important and much more like those impossible things, a Victorian Renaissance man, an English Rousseau, and a post-religious Jeremiah. Explanatory notes and commentary are included, to enhance the study, understanding, and enjoyment of these works, and the edition includes an Introduction to the life and works of Ruskin, and a Chronology.

  • Entrepreneurship & New Venture Management 5e

    How do you approach the functional areas of business such as human resources and finance? Do you know how to channel creativity and generate new business ideas? What do you, as an entrepreneur, need to know about ethical business practices and social responsibility? Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management fifth edition explains the theoretical aspects that should be considered when starting a new business venture and offers practical examples to place this theory into a real-life perspective. The book covers vital elements of entrepreneurship such as how to write a business plan as well as other elements involved in running your own business venture such as financial planning and forecasting.

  • The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman: Volume XX: Standing Firm Amid Trials, July 1861 to December 1863

    A scholarly edition of the letters and diaries of John Henry Newman. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

  • Virgil and his Translators

    This is the first volume to offer a critical overview of the long and complicated history of translations of Virgil from the early modern period to the present day, transcending traditional studies of single translations or particular national traditions in isolation to offer an insightful comparative perspective. The twenty-nine essays in the collection cover numerous European languages - from English, French, and German, to Greek, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Slovenian, and Spanish - but also look well beyond Europe to include discussion of Brazilian, Chinese, Esperanto, Russian, and Turkish translations of Virgil. While the opening two contributions lay down a broad theoretical and comparative framework, the majority conduct comparisons within a particular language and combine detailed case studies with in-depth contextualization and theoretical background, showing how the translations discussed are embedded in their own cultures and historical moments. The final two essays are written from the perspective of contemporary translators, closing out the volume with a profound assessment not only of the influence exerted by the major Roman poet on later literature, but also why translation of a canonical author such as Virgil matters, not only as a national and transnational cultural phenomenon, but as a personal engagement with a literature of enduring power and relevance.

  • The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis

    From one of the world's most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend a divided country. For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honours for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized America since the 2016 election. Although today's atmosphere is marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked. She sees a simple truth at the heart of the problem: the political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West. That sense of powerlessness bubbles into resentment and blame. Blame of immigrants. Blame of Muslims. Blame of other races. Blame of cultural elites. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum, left or right. Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, The Monarchy of Fear untangles this web of feelings and provides a roadmap of where to go next.

  • Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities, and Remedies

    This is the first work specialising in directors' duties and liabilities to be written from the perspective of the Companies Act 2006. It focuses on issues of present day practical importance. The work covers all issues relating to directors from the requirement to have directors and their functions through to a discussion on their appointment and removal. The newly formulated directors' duties are discussed in detail. There is full coverage of topical issue such as directors' terms of service and chapters dedicated to giving practical guidance on claims against directors by the company, members and during insolvency proceedings. Criminal proceedings are also considered as are liabilities of directors to third parties. This major new work provides essential guidance for those advising directors, members and companies on the conduct of directors in the context of the new regime.

  • The Horace Trail CD-ROM: Students' Edition

    This CD-ROM tells the story of the Roman poet, with details of his childhood in Apulia, his education in Rome and Athens, his service in the army of Brutus and his rise to fame under Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. Compiled by respected classicist Julian Morgan as he travelled in Horace's footsteps, the narrative is illustrated with more than 400 images taken in modern day Italy, Greece and Turkey. These may be used in electronic projects; copyright restrictions apply. System Requirements: BLPC with 32 mb RAM, Windows 95 or higher BL Apple Macintosh with 32 mb RAM, System 7.5 or higher

  • Shakespeare | Cut: Rethinking cutwork in an age of distraction

    In distracted times like the present, Shakespeare too has been driven to distraction. Shakespeare | Cut considers contemporary practices of cutting up Shakespeare in stage productions, video games, book sculptures, and YouTube postings, but it also takes the long view of how Shakespeare's texts have been cut apart in creative ways beginning in Shakespeare's own time. The book's five chapters consider cuts, cutting, and cutwork from a variety of angles: (1) as bodily experiences, (2) as essential parts of the process whereby Shakespeare and his contemporaries crafted scripts, (3) as units in perception, (4) as technologies situated at the interface between 'figure' and 'life,' and (5) as a fetish in western culture since 1900. Printed here for the first time are examples of the cut-ups that William S. Burroughs and Brion Guysin carried out with Shakespeare texts in the 1950s. Bruce R. Smith's original analysis is accompanied by twenty-four illustrations, which suggest the multiple media in which cutwork with Shakespeare has been carried out.

  • Blackstone's Statutes on Commercial & Consumer Law 2018-2019

    Unsurpassed in authority, reliability and accuracy; the 2018-2019 edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate all relevant legislation for consumer and commercial law courses. Blackstone's Statutes on Commercial & Consumer Law is an abridged collection of legislation carefully reviewed and selected by Professor Francis Rose. With unparalleled coverage of consumer and commercial law, Blackstone's Statutes on Commercial & Consumer Law leads the market: consistently recommended by lecturers and relied on by students for exam and course use. Blackstone's Statutes on Commercial & Consumer Law is: - Trusted: ideal for exam use - Practical: find what you need instantly - Reliable: current, comprehensive coverage - Relevant: content reviewed to match your course Online resources The accompanying online resources include video guides to reading and interpreting statutes, web links, exam tips, and an interactive sample Act of Parliament.

  • Introducing Statistics

    Introducing Statistics covers all the statistics required for single-subject Advanced Level Mathematics and also provides the basis for a first course in statistics in higher education. This is a highly accessible resource, supported by clear illustrations, nearly 200 worked examples, and packed with examination style questions.

  • Fifty Letters of Pliny

    This selection of Pliny's letters is designed to be used with A Level classes. The commentary helps students who have no special knowledge of the social and political history of the Roman empire. The selection provides a wide illustration of the private, public, and literary life of the capital of the Roman empire in the early second century A.D. Includes vocabulary and notes.

  • Blackstone's Guide to the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

    The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes. The Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007 establishes a statutory offence of manslaughter through gross negligence for organizations whose acts or omissions, in breach of a duty of care, cause the death of a person. It has swept away the common law and provided for an offence, liability for which is part decided by the judge and part by the jury at trial. For the first time, Crown immunity has been removed and named departments and government bodies can face prosecution where such a death has occurred. This book covers in detail all the elements of the new offence and provides a full, clear analysis both of the Act and the common law principles involved in determining the existence of a relevant duty of care. It will be of benefit to all legal practitioners and others advising organizations on the impact of the new offence and upon potential liability for corporate manslaughter. Its logical style and careful analysis of the provisions make it an essential purchase for all those involved in a corporate manslaughter investigation or subsequent prosecution.

  • Advanced Physics

    Written by experienced authors and members of the Editorial Board of the IOP, Advanced Physics maintains the rigours of physics at the highest levels in a style that makes it accessible to a wide range of students.

  • Complete Physics for Cambridge IGCSE® with CD-ROM (Second Edition)

    This book meets the needs of all students following the Cambridge IGCSE Physics syllabus. Updated for the most recent syllabus and the latest scientific developments, it covers all aspects of the syllabus content in an attractive and engaging format for both native and non-native speakers of English. Each book is accompanied by a CD which provides a wealth of support for students, such as practical investigations, practice exam-questions and revision tips. An accompanying Teacher's Guide and Revision Guide are also available. Fully endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations.

  • Geography: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern Geography has come a long way from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands, and simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human Geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject which can bridge the divide between the sciences and the humanities, and between the environment and our society. Using wide-ranging examples from global warming and oil, to urbanization and ethnicity, this Very Short Introduction paints a broad picture of the current state of Geography, its subject matter, concepts and methods, and its strengths and controversies. The book's conclusion is no less than a manifesto for Geography's future. 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.

  • Britain Votes 2017

    Britain Votes 2017 offers a comprehensive analysis of one of the most extraordinary elections ever, with an outcome few predicted. It contains dedicated chapters on the results; the fortunes of each the major parties; the campaign and outcomes in each country of the UK; the Brexit context; campaign finance; party campaigning and digital strategies; engagement, disengagement and populism; women voters; young voters; the roles of the media; and much more. The latest in a distinguished series of election volumes produced by the Hansard Society and Oxford University Press, Britain Votes 2017 features the work of a range of top academics, including Tim Bale and Paul Webb on the Conservatives, John Curtice analysing the outcome, Eunice Goes on Labour, Matthew Flinders on engagement, disengagement and populism, Emily Harmer and Rosalynd Southern on women voters, James Dennison on UKIP, Sarah Harrison on young voters, and Sara Hagemann on the Brexit context. Britain Votes 2017 is essential reading for anyone interested in the campaign, outcome and consequences of the 2017 General Election.

  • Masculine Plural: Queer Classics, Sex, and Education

    The Classics were core to the curriculum and ethos of the intensely homosocial Victorian and Edwardian public schools, yet ancient homosexuality and erotic pedagogy were problematic to the educational establishment, which expurgated classical texts with sexual content. This volume analyses the intimate and uncomfortable nexus between the Classics, sex, and education primarily through the figure of the schoolmaster Philip Gillespie Bainbrigge (1890-1918), whose clandestine writings not only explore homoerotic desires but also offer insightful comments on Classical education. Now a marginalized figure, Bainbrigge's surviving works - a verse drama entitled Achilles in Scyros featuring a cross-dressing Achilles and a Chorus of lesbian schoolgirls, and a Latin dialogue between schoolboys - vividly demonstrate the queer potential of Classics and are marked by a celebration of the pleasures of sex and a refusal to apologize for homoerotic desire. Reprinted here in their entirety, they are accompanied by chapters setting them in their social and literary context, including their parallels with the writings of Bainbrigge's contemporaries and near contemporaries, such as John Addington Symonds, E. M. Forster, and A. E. Housman. What emerges is a provocative new perspective on the history of sexuality and the place of the Classics within that history, which demonstrates that a highly queer version of Classics was possible in private contexts.

  • People and Places (Oxford First Encyclopaedia)

    The "Oxford First Encyclopedia" series takes young readers on a journey of discovery through the world of knowledge. The five books in the series - "Animals and Plants", "Earth and the Universe", "My Body", "People and Places" and "Science and Technology" - should have the answers to a child's early questions about themselves and the world around them. Including text and captions, pictures, and intriguing fact boxes, the books should appeal to young children.

  • Freedom of Religion, Secularism, and Human Rights

    This interdisciplinary volume examines the relationship between secularism, freedom of religion and human rights in legal, theoretical, historical and political perspective. It brings together chapters from leading scholars of human rights, law and religion, political theory, religious studies and history, and provides insights into the state of the debate about the relationship between these concepts. Comparative in orientation, its chapters draw on constitutional and political discourses and experience not only from Western Europe and the United States, but also from India, the Arab world, and Malaysia.

  • Geometric Mechanics and Symmetry: From Finite to Infinite Dimensions

    Classical mechanics, one of the oldest branches of science, has undergone a long evolution, developing hand in hand with many areas of mathematics, including calculus, differential geometry, and the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras. The modern formulations of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, in the coordinate-free language of differential geometry, are elegant and general. They provide a unifying framework for many seemingly disparate physical systems, such as nDSparticle systems, rigid bodies, fluids and other continua, and electromagnetic and quantum systems. Geometric Mechanics and Symmetry is a friendly and fast-paced introduction to the geometric approach to classical mechanics, suitable for a one- or two- semester course for beginning graduate students or advanced undergraduates. It fills a gap between traditional classical mechanics texts and advanced modern mathematical treatments of the subject. After a summary of the necessary elements of calculus on smooth manifolds and basic Lie group theory, the main body of the text considers how symmetry reduction of Hamilton's principle allows one to derive and analyze the Euler-Poincare equations for dynamics on Lie groups. Additional topics deal with rigid and pseudo-rigid bodies, the heavy top, shallow water waves, geophysical fluid dynamics and computational anatomy. The text ends with a discussion of the semidirect-product Euler-Poincare reduction theorem for ideal fluid dynamics. A variety of examples and figures illustrate the material, while the many exercises, both solved and unsolved, make the book a valuable class text.

  • Oxford First Picture Dictionary

    A fun first alphabetic picture dictionary to introduce children aged 4 upwards to reading and writing and looking up words. It has over 500 words listed in alphabetical order, each with an illustration and a useful phrase. The alphabet down the side of each page, with the appropriate letter highlighted, teaches first navigation skills. Additional thematic sections at the back focus on themes - including words from the calendar, outer space, fairy tales, plus the everyday world of the classroom and the playground. Val Biro's delightful animals and other characters make this the most attractive introduction to first dictionary skills.

  • Oxford First Encyclopedia (2009)

    Starting with their own body and how it works, children soon become interested in other people, the Earth with all its animals and plants, and beyond to science, technology and the wonders of the universe. The books is comprised of seven sections covering the topics, My Body, People and Places, The Arts, The Earth, Animals and Plants, Science and Technology and The Universe. It is ideal for young readers who are curious about the world they live in.

  • Investor Protection in Europe: Corporate Law Making, The MiFID and Beyond

    EU policy in the area of corporate governance and capital markets is being reoriented. Harmonization is less frequently seen as a concept in company law; regulatory competition is on the rise; and experiments in soft law are being carried out. Several Member States have recently reformed their corporate laws, wither as a reaction to financial scandals or in an effort to enhance investment. Convergence has increased as a result, particularly towards Anglo-American standards. Yet differences still exist, profoundly rooted in national systems of corporate governance. By contrast, capital markets law would seem to be an exception, having undergone intense harmonization in the last few years through the Lamfalussy regulatory architecture. Nonetheless, a European system of securities regulation is not yet in place. Regulation is predominantly domestic, while private laws affecting capital markets are still divergent. This volume examines the ongoing debate from an interdisciplinary perspective. Part 1 explores the political determinants of corporate governance and evaluates likely convergence and the role of regulatory competition. Part 2 considers the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MIFID) and its central role in harmonizing EU securities trading. Part 3 analyzes the MiFID more deeply and explores other measures including the Prospectus and Transparency Directives. Part 4 offers future perspectives on the post-FSAP era.

  • Oxford English: An International Approach, Book 3

    This new course provides students and teachers with current, meaningful, and practical activities along a thematic approach to help students to develop skills, gain confidence and enjoy the study of English. Each book provides reading, writing, listening and speaking activities that support the development of skills, knowledge, values and attitudes. The contents link up with internationally relevant and topical issues, helping students relate the study of English to other subject areas and understand the wider importance of their study, building their enthusiasm.

  • Corporate Responsibility: A Critical Introduction

    This much needed textbook examines the multiple dimensions to corporate responsibility. It creates a framework that presents a historical and interdisciplinary overview of the field; a summary of different management approaches; and a review of the key actors and trends worldwide. The authors take a critical perspective and successfully provide a balance between theory and practice. They offer comprehensive coverage of the subject, combining an insightful, interdisciplinary, approach with the pedagogy and support sought after by students. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text, comprising weblinks, new legislation, further reading, email listservs and links to courses for students, and case studies and essay questions for lecturers.

  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

    Increasingly nurses are developing and extending their clinical skills into areas that were once considered only for doctors. With the rise of post-registration clinical skills courses, advanced practitioners, and the new medical assistant roles, it is anticipated that future professional practice will involve more emphasis on clinical skills for nurses. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing provides a practical, easily accessible, concise and evidence-based guide to all the essential elements of clinical skills for nursing practice in one portable format. The first section deals with the principles underlying patient assessment, and professional issues relating to clinical skills in order to help practitioners perform procedures safely and competently. This is followed by chapters on generic skills such as communication, hygiene and comfort, infection control, intravenous access, and care of the theatre patient. There are separate sections on drug administration and emergency and high dependency care. The book then takes a systems-based approach to the care of patients covering the key concepts which underpin all good nursing practice, including the social and psychological aspects of nursing. Information is included on how to relate the principles of clinical skills to different groups such as the elderly and the mentally ill, which will have relevance to practitioners whether in a hospital or community setting. A unique and comprehensive guide to clinical skills in nursing, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing will help nurses and other health care workers to perform clinical skills safely and competently.

  • Oxford First Thesaurus (2007 edition)

    The Oxford First Thesaurus contains over 100 words in alphabetical order, 1000 synonyms, opposites, and word families - ideal for children as they begin to write independently at school and at home and are looking for vocabulary support. Each page contains a carefully levelled headword along with a broad range of synonyms, and stimulating picture book illustrations. Incredibly easy to access, the words are in alphabetical order and the alphabet is on every page. A fresh clear design means it is easy to make a choice from the imaginative and adventurous synonyms. Each synonym is given in blue to highlight it, plus it is repeated in a sentence to demonstrate to children how they might use it effectively.

  • Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law & Practice and Procedure Pack

    Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law and Practice & Procedure Pack combines the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law with the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook : Practice & Procedure, Second Edition. Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law is a compact and portable resource, specifically designed to meet the reference needs of police officers whilst out on patrol. The book clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation and powers of arrest, points to prove, practical considerations, and related cases. Easy to access and navigate, the Handbook covers over 100 common offences in the areas of general crime, assaults, drugs, sexual offences, public disorder, licensing, and road traffic. It is written in a concise and accessible style, with a clearly structured format and handy icons to aid consultation. It covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. At a glance you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The 2018 edition is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments, including: the Psychoactive Drugs Act 2016, Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, Immigration Act 2016, Modern Slavery Act 2016 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The book also includes changes to the PACE Codes of Practice and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance. Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice & Procedure, Second Edition is designed to complement the law volume by offering guidance on good practice in core policing areas. Aimed at junior patrol officers, student officers, and trainees it draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations official policy and guidance from the College of Policing, and the National Centre for Policing Excellence. The Handbook provides guidance on a structured approach to police work based on established national principles and practices and is divided into four parts: Evidence Management, which offers advice on the capture and handling of evidence with chapters on crime scene management, disclosure, witness and victim management, and court procedure; Knowledge-based Policing, which outlines the National Intelligence Model, the Police Code of Conduct, human rights, planning and risk management, and dealing with the media; Neighbourhood Policing, which covers the principles and team structures, partnerships, problem-solving techniques, and crime prevention; and Protective Services Policing, which looks at the role of the first responder in major incident response, major crime, and civil contingencies. Commentary is accompanied with features such as boxed examples, checklists, diagrams, practical tips, and flow-charts.

  • Oxford Primary Science: Pupils' Pack D Bk.5

    This is part of a complete science resource/programme for the National Curriculum at primary level, which introduces young readers to scientific concepts in a straightforward and easily accessible manner. All scientific terms are described in carefully controlled, integrated words and images.

  • The Handbook of Biological Therapy

    Drugs produced by molecular biological techniques, called the 'biologics', differ from the usual chemical medications. Their optimum use, and the detection and managemenet of adverse events, pose a significant challenge to the clinician. Licences for new biologics continue to be granted for the likes of rituximab, abatacept and certocizumals pegol. Intensive research is also defining new areas in which these drugs will be used in the future, increasing the number of practitioners using biologics. As the use of these drugs increases around the world, so the level of information needed by primary care practitioners and specialist prescribers needs to be expanded The Handbook of Biological Therapy provides the practising clinician with a practica guide to the use of Tumour Necrosis Factor Blocking Therapy (TNF-blockers), and important new class of biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. It is a comprehensive distillation of the authors' clinical experience with these drugs, combined with data from diverse databases offering practical advice on their uses, specific indications, supporting clinical trial data and safety issues, with the aim of making the use of these drugs easier for the busy clinician. All of the authors have been involved from the beginnings of the clinical trial programmes with these drugs and continue to use them in daily practice.

  • Book Parts

    What would an anatomy of the book look like? There is the main text, of course, the file that the author proudly submits to their publisher. But around this, hemming it in on the page or enclosing it at the front and back of the book, there are dozens of other texts--page numbers and running heads, copyright statements and errata lists--each possessed of particular conventions, each with their own lively histories. To consider these paratexts--recalling them from the margins, letting them take centre stage--is to be reminded that no book is the sole work of the author whose name appears on the cover; rather, every book is the sum of a series of collaborations. It is to be reminded, also, that not everything is intended for us, the readers. There are sections that are solely directed at others--binders, librarians, lawyers--parts of the book that, if they are working well, are working discreetly, like a theatrical prompt, whispering out of the audience's ear-shot Book Parts is a bold and imaginative intervention in the fast growing field of book history: it pulls the book apart. Over twenty-two chapters, Book Parts tells the story of the components of the book: from title pages to endleaves; from dust jackets to indexes--and just about everything in between. Book Parts covers a broad historical range that runs from the pre-print era to the digital, bringing together the expertise of some of the most exciting scholars working on book history today in order to shine a new light on these elements hiding in plain sight in the books we all read.

  • The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

    The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958 examines the most momentous years in papal history. Popes Benedict XV (1914-1922), Pius XI (1922-1939), and Pius XII (1939-1958) faced the challenges of two world wars and the Cold War, and threats posed by totalitarian dictatorships like Italian Fascism, German National Socialism, and Communism in Russia and China. The wars imposed enormous strains upon the unity of Catholics and the hostility of the totalitarian regimes to Catholicism lead to the Church facing persecution and martyrdom on a scale similar to that experienced under the Roman Empire and following the French Revolution. At the same time, these were years of growth, development, and success for the papacy. Benedict healed the wounds left by the 'modernist' witch hunt of his predecessor and re-established the papacy as an influence in international affairs through his peace diplomacy during the First World War. Pius XI resolved the 'Roman Question' with Italy and put papal finances on a sounder footing. He also helped reconcile the Catholic Church and science by establishing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and took the first steps to move the Church away from entrenched anti-Semitism. Pius XI continued his predecessor's policy of the 'indigenisation' of the missionary churches in preparation for de-colonisation. Pius XII fully embraced the media and other means of publicity, and with his infallible promulgation of the Assumption in 1950, he took papal absolutism and centralism to such heights that he has been called the 'last real pope'. Ironically, he also prepared the way for the Second Vatican Council.

  • The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations

    The problems we face in the 21st century require innovative thinking from all of us. Be it students, academics, business researchers of government policy makers. Hopes for improving our healthcare, food supply, community safety and environmental sustainability depend on the pervasive application of research solutions. The research heroes who take on the immense problems of our time face bigger than ever challenges, but if they adopt potent guiding principles and effective research lifecycle strategies, they can produce the advances that will enhance the lives of many people. These inspirational research leaders will break free from traditional thinking, disciplinary boundaries, and narrow aspirations. They will be bold innovators and engaged collaborators, who are ready to lead, yet open to new ideas, self-confident, yet empathetic to others. In this book, Ben Shneiderman recognizes the unbounded nature of human creativity, the multiplicative power of teamwork, and the catalytic effects of innovation. He reports on the growing number of initiatives to promote more integrated approaches to research so as to promote the expansion of these efforts. It is meant as a guide to students and junior researchers, as well as a manifesto for senior researchers and policy makers, challenging widely-held beliefs about how applied innovations evolve and how basic breakthroughs are made, and helping to plot the course towards tomorrow's great advancements.

  • Advanced Physics Revision Handbook

    Ideal for revision and as a teaching aid, this handbook is fully illustrated throughout. It covers all major syllabus areas and includes optional material. It is suitable for candidates of A and AS physics, IB and AICE, and GNVQ Science, as well as undergraduates.

  • Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

    Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers all of the explanation, commentary, and extracts from cases and key materials that students need to gain a thorough understanding of this complex topic. Key case extracts provide the legal context, facts, and background; extracts from materials provide differing ethical perspectives and outline current debates; and the author's insightful commentary ensures that readers understand the facts of the cases and can navigate the ethical landscape to form their own understanding of medical law.

  • Oxford Mini School Thesaurus (2007 Edition)

    This is a major new edition, now in colour, of best-selling Oxford Mini School Thesaurus for 10+. It is the best quick reference tool available today and is particularly useful for primary school leavers preparing to start secondary school. Packed with information, it includes over 150,000 synonyms and alternative words and phrases, up-to-date words from the curriculum, and level-appropriate examples and context to lead the pupil to the most appropriate synonym. The clear and accessible design, the alphabet down the side of every page, and specially highlighted information on overused words and topic words, makes finding the word you are looking for quick and easy. An extended supplement on Top 10 Tips for Writing Narrative will give pupils all the writing support they need. The Oxford Mini School Thesaurus is compact enough to fit into any pocket, has a durable, vinyl cover and is perfect to use at home and at school.

  • Limnoecology : The Ecology of Lakes and Streams: The Ecology of Lakes and Streams

    This concise, readable introduction to limnology (the science of investigating the structure and function of inland waters), places the subject in the context of modern ecology. Unlike most ecological textbooks, which use examples taken almost exclusively from terrestrial systems, this book integrates the fields of limnology and ecology by presenting empirical data drawn entirely from freshwater ecosystems in order to advance ecological theories (limnoecology). This second edition builds upon the strengths of the first with the structure of the book following the same hierarchical concept of ecology, from habitat properties, individuals, populations, coupled populations and communities to ecosystems. However, it has been thoroughly revised throughout to incorporate findings from new technologies and methods (notably the rapid development of molecular genetic methods and stable isotope techniques) that have allowed a rapid and ongoing development of the field. There is a new emphasis on food webs, species diversity and ecosystem functioning, climate change, and conservation management. Key ecological questions are examined in the light of the latest experimental evidence. Throughout the text evolutionary theory is applied to an understanding of freshwater ecosystems, thereby filling a niche between traditional limnology and evolutionary ecology. This accessible text is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in limnology, freshwater ecology, and aquatic biology as well as the many professional limnologists, ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise but authoritative overview of the topic

  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

    The definitive Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, now in its fifth edition, has again been thoroughly updated to offer a truly global perspective in this field of extraordinary talent and thoughtfulness. Updated to include new sections devoted to assessment tools, care of patients with cancer, and the management of issues in the very young and the very old, this leading textbook covers all the new and emerging topics since its original publication in 1993. In addition, the multi-disciplinary nature of palliative care is emphasized throughout the book, covering areas from ethical and communication issues, the treatment of symptoms and the management of pain. This fifth edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is dedicated to the memory of Professor Geoffrey Hanks, pioneer in the field of palliative medicine, and co-editor of the previous four editions. Winner in the Medicine category of the British Medical Association Book Awards, this is a truly comprehensive text, no hospital, hospice, palliative care service, or medical library should be without this essential source of information.

  • Oxford Literature Companions: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, the Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering context, language, characters and themes, with clear advice for assessment, examples of questions and annotated sample answers. This guide covers The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

  • Feelings of Being: Phenomenology, psychiatry and the sense of reality

    Feelings of Being is the first ever account of the nature, role and variety of 'existential feelings' in psychiatric illness and in everyday life. There is a great deal of current philosophical and scientific interest in emotional feelings. However, many of the feelings that people struggle to express in their everyday lives do not appear on standard lists of emotions. For example, there are feelings of unreality, surreality, unfamiliarity, estrangement, heightened existence, isolation, emptiness, belonging, significance, insignificance, and the list goes on. Ratcliffe refers to such feelings as 'existential' because they comprise a changeable sense of being part of a world In this book, Ratcliffe argues that existential feelings form a distinctive group by virtue of three characteristics: they are bodily feelings, they constitute ways of relating to the world as a whole, and they are responsible for our sense of reality. He explains how something can be a bodily feeling and, at the same time, a sense of reality and belonging. He then explores the role of altered feeling in psychiatric illness, showing how an account of existential feeling can help us to understand experiential changes that occur in a range of conditions, including depression, circumscribed delusions, depersonalisation and schizophrenia. The book also addresses the contribution made by existential feelings to religious experience and to philosophical thought.

  • From Aesop to Reynard: Beast Literature in Medieval Britain

    What do stories about animals have to tell us about human beings? This book analyzes the shrewd perceptions about human life - and especially human language - that emerge from narratives in which the main figures are 'talking animals'. Its guiding question is not 'what' but 'how' animals mean. Using this question to draw a clear distinction between beast fable and beast epic, it goes on to examine the complex variations of these forms that are to be found in the literature of medieval Britain, in English, French, Latin, and Scots. The range, variety, and brilliant inventiveness of this tradition are demonstrated in chapters on the fables of Marie de France, the Speculum stultorum of Nigel of Longchamp (the comic adventures of a donkey), the debate poem The Owl and the Nightingale, Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls and the tales of the Squire, Manciple and Nun's Priest, the Reynardian tale of The Fox and the Wolf, and the Moral Fabillis of Robert Henryson. English translations provided for all quotations make the works discussed accessible to the modern reader.

  • The Transferred Life of George Eliot

    Reading George Eliot's work was described by one Victorian critic as like the feeling of entering the confessional in which the novelist sees and hears all the secrets of human psychologyDL'that roar which lies on the other side of silence'. This new biography of George Eliot goes beyond the much-told story of her life. It gives an account of what it means to become a novelist, and to think like a novelist: in particular a realist novelist for whom art exists not for art's sake but in the exploration and service of human life. It shows the formation and the workings of George Eliot's mind as it plays into her creation of some of the greatest novels of the Victorian era. When at the age of 37 Marian Evans became George Eliot, this change followed long mental preparation and personal suffering. During this time she related her power of intelligence to her capacity for feeling: discovering that her thinking and her art had to combine both. That was the great ambition of her novelsDLnot to be mere pastimes or fictions but experiments in life and helps in living, through the deepest account of human complexity available. Philip Davis's illuminating new biography will enable you both to see through George Eliot's eyes and to feel what it is like to be seen by her, in the imaginative involvement of her readers with her characters.

  • Into Science: Electricity

    A series of topic books that introduce infants to the world of science. Using simple experiments and accessible information, these books develop children's experiences of the world into a real sense of scientific discovery with simple language and clear and colourful illustrations.

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law

    The prohibition of the use of force in international law is one of the major achievements of international law in the past century. The attempt to outlaw war as a means of national policy and to establish a system of collective security after both World Wars resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter, which remains a principal point of reference for the law on the use of force to this day. There have, however, been considerable challenges to the law on the prohibition ofThe prohibition of the use of force in international law is one of the major achievements of international law in the past century. The attempt to outlaw war as a means of national policy and to establish a system of collective security after both World Wars resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter, which remains a principal point of reference for the law on the use of force to this day. There have, however, been considerable challenges to the law on the prohibition of the use of force over the past two decades. This Oxford Handbook is a comprehensive and authoritative study of the modern law on the use of force. Over seventy experts in the field offer a detailed analysis, and to an extent a restatement, of the law in this area. The Handbook reviews the status of the law on the use of force, and assesses what changes, if any, have occurred in consequence to recent developments. It offers cutting-edge and up-to-date scholarship on all major aspects of the prohibition of the use of force. The work is set in context by an extensive introductory section, reviewing the history of the subject, recent challenges, and addressing major conceptual approaches. Its second part addresses collective security, in particular the law and practice of the United Nations organs, and of regional organizations and arrangements. It then considers the substance of the prohibition of the use of force, and of the right to self-defence and associated doctrines. The next section is devoted to armed action undertaken on behalf of peoples and populations. This includes self-determination conflicts, resistance to armed occupation, and forcible humanitarian and pro-democratic action. The possibility of the revival of classical, expansive justifications for the use of force is then addressed. This is matched by a final section considering new security challenges and the emerging law in relation to them. Finally, the key arguments developed in the book are tied together in a substantive conclusion. The Handbook will be essential reading for scholars and students of international law and the use of force, and legal advisers to both government and NGOs.

  • Company Meetings: Law, Practice and Procedure

    This book examines in detail the current law on company meetings (including meetings of directors and of shareholders) which has been developed by statute and legal decisions over the last 150 years. The Companies Act 2006 constitutes the most radical reform of Company Law since the Companies Act 1985 and contains many new provisions which will have a material impact on the conduct of company meetings. Part 13 of the Companies Act 2006 contains important new provisions relating to the regulation of general meetings of members of companies. Company meetings are major events in the life of a company and it is essential that they be convened and conducted in a regular manner. This important new title has been written by two senior members of Erskine Chambers, the leading Company Law set, and is concerned with the law, practice and procedure of meetings of solvent companies (both public and private) at both shareholder and board levels. The book reflects the changes introduced by Part 13 of the Companies Act 2006 as well as the existing case law. The book is divided into five parts. Part 1 (Chapters 1 to 18) deals with the regulation and procedure applicable to general meetings of members. Part 2 (Chapters 19 to 22) is concerned with meetings of directors. Part 3 contains a detailed and informative annotation of the underlying legislative regime that is found in Part 13 of the Companies Act 2006, which came into force on 1st October 2007. In Part 4 those provisions of the 1985 Table A that relate to meetings of members and directors are set out and commented upon. Finally, in Part 5 there is an annotation of the Draft Model Articles which are scheduled to come into force on 1st October 2009. This new title is to be published in December 2008. This new work analyses these statutory provisions and explains how they are to operate in practice. In addition, it explains for practitioners the methods of avoiding many of the common pitfalls that may befall the unwary and suggests practical solutions for some of the problems that can arise when convening or holding a meeting.

  • Blackstone's Statutes on Company Law 2018-2019

    Blackstone's Statutes have an unrivalled tradition of trust and quality, and a rock-solid reputation for accuracy, reliability, and authority. Content is extensively reviewed to ensure a close map to courses.

    Blackstone's Statutes lead the market: consistently recommended by lecturers and relied on by students for exam and course use.

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  • Thought and Reality

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  • The Law of Maritime Blockade: Past, Present, and Future

    Although appearing to be a relatively benign method of warfare when viewed from a distance, a close examination of maritime blockade unveils a sinister character that can, in cases where countries are highly reliant on imports of foodstuffs to feed their populations, prove incredibly deadly, particularly for the young and elderly. This book is unique in that it is the only contemporary book that is dedicated to the study of the law of maritime blockade in the context of modern humanitarian law. Reviewing the development of blockade law over the past four centuries, The Law of Maritime Blockade provides a historical analysis of the law as it emerged, tracing its evolution through armed conflicts between 1684 and the present. Referring to the starvation caused by the blockade of Germany during World War I and the humanitarian crisis caused by the sanctions regime against Iraq (1991-2003), this book demonstrates that blockade can have extremely deleterious effects for vulnerable civilian populations. In this context the current law of blockade is examined, and found to be deficient in terms of its protection for civilians. Recognizing and advocating that blockade should remain as a valid and effective method of warfare, the book offers a template for a modern law of maritime blockade that incorporates many of the traditional aspects of the law, while reducing the possibilities that blockades can cause or exacerbate humanitarian disasters.

  • A History of Water Rights at Common Law

    Water resources were central to England's precocious economic development in the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries, and then again in the industrial, transport, and urban revolutions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Each of these periods saw a great deal of legal conflict over water rights, often between domestic, agricultural, and manufacturing interests competing for access to flowing water. From 1750 the common-law courts developed a large but unstable body of legal doctrine, specifying strong property rights in flowing water attached to riparian possession, and also limited rights to surface and underground waters. The new water doctrines were built from older concepts of common goods and the natural rights of ownership, deriving from Roman and Civilian law, together with the English sources of Bracton and Blackstone. Water law is one of the most Romanesque parts of English law, demonstrating the extent to which Common and Civilian law have commingled. Water law stands as a refutation of the still-common belief that English and European law parted ways irreversibly in the twelfth century. Getzler also describes the economic as well as the legal history of water use from early times, and examines the classical problem of the relationship between law and economic development. He suggests that water law was shaped both by the impact of technological innovations and by economic ideology, but above all by legalism.

  • INTRODUCING PURE MATHEMATICS NEW

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  • Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

    The scanning tunneling microscope and the atomic force microscope, both capable of imaging and manipulating individual atoms, were crowned with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1986, and are the cornerstones of nanotechnology today. The first edition of this book has nurtured numerous beginners and experts since 1993. The second edition is a thoroughly updated version of this 'bible' in the field. The second edition includes a number of new developments in the field. Non-contact atomic-force microscopy has demonstrated true atomic resolution. It enables direct observation and mapping of individual chemical bonds. A new chapter about the underlying physics, atomic forces, is added. The chapter on atomic force microscopy is substantially expanded. Spin-polarized STM has enabled the observation of local magnetic phenomena down to atomic scale. A pedagogical presentation of the basic concepts is included. Inelastic scanning tunneling microscopy has shown the capability of studying vibrational modes of individual molecules. The underlying theory and new instrumentation are added. For biological research, to increase the speed of scanning to observe life phenomena in real time is a key. Advanced in this direction is presented as well. The capability of STM to manipulate individual atoms is one of the cornerstones of nanotechnology. The theoretical basis and in particular the relation between tunneling and interaction energy are thoroughly presented, together with experimental facts.

  • Victorian Fairy Tales

    'The Queen and the bat had been talking a good deal that afternoon...' The Victorian fascination with fairyland vivified the literature of the period, and led to some of the most imaginative fairy tales ever written. They offer the shortest path to the age's dreams, desires, and wishes. Authors central to the nineteenth-century canon such as W. M. Thackeray, Oscar Wilde, Ford Madox Ford, and Rudyard Kipling wrote fairy tales, and authors primarily famous for their work in the genre include George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing, Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang. This anthology brings together fourteen of the best stories, by these and other outstanding practitioners, to show the vibrancy and variety of the form and its abilities to reflect our deepest concerns. In tales of whimsy and romance, witty satire and uncanny mystery, love, suffering, family, and the travails of identity are imaginatively explored. Michael Newton's Introduction and notes provide illuminating contextual and biographical information about the authors and the development of the literary fairy tale. A selection of original illustrations is also included.

  • The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do men and women really speak different languages?

    Popular assumptions about gender and communication - famously summed up in the title of the massively influential 1992 bestseller 'Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus' - can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences in many spheres of life, from attitudes to the phenomenon of 'date-rape' to expectations of achievement at school, and potential discrimination in the work-place. In this wide-ranging and thoroughly readable book, Deborah Cameron, Rupert Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University and author of a number of leading texts in the field of language and gender studies, draws on over 30 years of scientific research to explain what we really know and to demonstrate how this is often very different from the accounts we are familiar with from recent popular writing. Ambitious in scope and exceptionally accessible, The Myth of Mars and Venus tells it like it is: widely accepted attitudes from the past and from other cultures are at heart related to assumptions about language and the place of men and women in society; and there is as much similarity and variation within each gender as between men and women, often associated with social roles and relationships. The author goes on to consider the influence of Darwinian theories of natural selection and the notion that girls and boys are socialized during childhood into different ways of using language, before addressing problems of 'miscommunication' surrounding, for example, sex and consent to sex, and women's relative lack of success in work and politics. Arguing that what linguistic differences there are between men and women are driven by the need to construct and project personal meaning and identity, Cameron concludes that we have an urgent need to think about gender in more complex ways than the prevailing myths and stereotypes allow.

  • Women and Religious Traditions

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  • Art in China

    China boasts a history of art lasting over 5,000 years and embracing a huge diversity of forms - objects of jade, lacquer and porcelain, painted scrolls and fans, sculptures in stone, bronze and wood, and murals. But this rich tradition has not, until now been fully appreciated in the West where scholars have focused attention on the European high arts of painting and sculpture, downplaying arts more highly prized by the Chinese themselves, such as calligraphy. Art in China marks a breakthrough in the study of the subject. Drawing on recent innovative scholarship - and newly-accessible studies in China itself - Craig Clunas surveys the full spectrum of the visual arts in China. He ranges from the Neolithic period to the art scene of the early 21st century, examining Chinese art in a variety of contexts - as it has been designed for tombs, commissioned by rulers, displayed in temples, created by the men and women of the educated elite, and bought and sold in the marketplace. This updated edition contains expanded coverage of modern and contemporary art, from the fall of the empire in 1911 to the growing international interest in the art of an increasingly confident and booming China.

  • Oxford Chinese Dictionary

    By far the largest and most up-to-date single-volume English-Chinese and Chinese-English dictionary available and endorsed by academics worldwide, the Oxford Chinese Dictionary has been designed both for English speakers learning Mandarin Chinese and Mandarin Chinese speakers learning English. It has been produced using the latest lexicographic methods and the unique dictionary resources of Oxford University Press in Oxford and Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in Beijing, together with an international body of expert advisors. The Oxford Chinese Dictionary contains over 300,000 words and phrases and 370,000 translations, including the latest vocabulary from computing, business, the media, and the arts, and tens of thousands of example phrases illustrating key points of construction and usage. There are over 300 cultural notes giving essential information about many aspects of life and culture in the Chinese- and English-speaking worlds. The dictionary is based throughout on corpus research for both English and Chinese, providing up-to-date evidence on real language. The English is based on the Oxford English Corpus, and the Chinese draws on the LIVAC corpus from the City University of Hong Kong. Extensive supplementary material includes sample letters and emails, guides to telephoning and text messaging in both Chinese and English, chronologies of Chinese history and culture, and features on particularly difficult aspects of the Chinese language, such as kinship terms and measure words. There are also over 50 pages of lexical and usage notes which contain helpful extra information about Chinese and English. The organization and layout have been designed for maximum clarity and accessibility. All Chinese headwords and compounds are shown with Pinyin transcriptions, so that the learner of Chinese can pronounce each one correctly. Chinese headwords are given in Simplified Chinese characters, but Traditional Chinese character versions are also given in brackets after the headwords when they differ from the Simplified form. All the English headwords are also shown with phonetics, so that the learner of English can pronounce each one correctly. The Chinese-English section of the dictionary is organised alphabetically by Pinyin and there is also a radical index which allows you to look up a character without knowing its Pinyin form.

  • Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

    Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy offers a historical survey of imaginings of the prison as expressed in carceral metaphors in a range of texts about imprisonment from Antiquity to the present as well as non-penal situations described as confining or restrictive. These imaginings coalesce into a 'carceral imaginary' that determines the way we think about prisons, just as social debates about punishment and criminals feed into the way carceral imaginary develops over time. Examining not only English-language prose fiction but also poetry and drama from the Middle Ages to postcolonial, particularly African, literature, the book juxtaposes literary and non-literary contexts and contrasts fictional and nonfictional representations of (im)prison(ment) and discussions about the prison as institution and experiential reality. It comments on present-day trends of punitivity and foregrounds the ethical dimensions of penal punishment. The main argument concerns the continuity of carceral metaphors through the centuries despite historical developments that included major shifts in policy (such as the invention of the penitentiary). The study looks at selected carceral metaphors, often from two complementary perspectives, such as the home as prison or the prison as home, or the factory as prison and the prison as factory. The case studies present particularly relevant genres and texts that employ these metaphors, often from a historical perspective that analyses development through different periods.

  • The Pursuit of Justice

    Lord Woolf's judicial career has spanned four decades, culminating in five years as Lord Chief Justice. Now 26 of his most influential papers and lectures are published together for the first time. They present a remarkable overview and commentary on the judicial and legal reforms of recent decades, and span a huge range of issues including the rule of law and the constitution, the role of judges, access to justice, human rights, medicine, the environment, crime and penal reform. Each paper discusses the challenges that have arisen in English common law in recent times and the way they have been solved or attempted to be solved to ensure that justice is done - so that arrests and searches are made properly, that there are fair hearings, readily available lawful remedies, and the removal of unnecessary costs and delays. In his introductory chapter, Lord Woolf provides a fresh account of his current thinking on key legal areas resonating from the main topics and themes presented in the papers. The Pursuit of Justice offers an unparalleled insight into the views of one of the most influential figures in recent British legal history.

  • Oxford Content and Language Support: Science

    Written by a content subject teacher and an EFL teacher this unique title is aimed at students studying in English. The clearly written content and integrated language work will make it perfect as a companion guide for any secondary students with English as an additional language.

  • Rain Forests: Land Use Options for Amazonia

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  • The Deeper Genome: Why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye

    Over a decade ago, as the Human Genome Project completed its mapping of the entire human genome, hopes ran high that we would rapidly be able to use our knowledge of human genes to tackle many inherited diseases, and understand what makes us unique among animals. But things didn't turn out that way. For a start, we turned out to have far fewer genes than originally thought -- just over 20,000, the same sort of number as a fruit fly or worm. What's more, the proportion of DNA consisting of genes coding for proteins was a mere 2%. So, was the rest of the genome accumulated 'junk'? Things have changed since those early heady days of the Human Genome Project. But the emerging picture is if anything far more exciting. In this book, John Parrington explains the key features that are coming to light - some, such as the results of the international ENCODE programme, still much debated and controversial in their scope. He gives an outline of the deeper genome, involving layers of regulatory elements controlling and coordinating the switching on and off of genes; the impact of its 3D geometry; the discovery of a variety of new RNAs playing critical roles; the epigenetic changes influenced by the environment and life experiences that can make identical twins different and be passed on to the next generation; and the clues coming out of comparisons with the genomes of Neanderthals as well as that of chimps about the development of our species. We are learning more about ourselves, and about the genetic aspects of many diseases. But in its complexity, flexibility, and ability to respond to environmental cues, the human genome is proving to be far more subtle than we ever imagined.

  • The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1901-1911

    L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942) had begun keeping a private journal before she turned fifteen. From 1918 onward, she had carefully copied out her entries. She intended this detailed life record to be published posthumously. Montgomery's long-hidden version of her early life emerged as the bestselling Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volumes I-V, first published in 1985. Twenty-five years ago, it seemed prudent to offer a tightly organized book with a strong central narrative, but this decision meant setting aside many entries on her personal tastes, her effusions over landscape, and her increasing bouts of depression. L.M. Montgomery's record of her life is published now for the first time without abridgement. The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The P.E.I. Years, 1889-1900 was published in early 2012 to much acclaim. This second book, covering the years 1901 to 1911, continues to provide a more comprehensive portrait of Montgomery's life in PEI than has ever been available before. This publication covers Montgomery's early adult years, including her work as a newspaper editor in Halifax, Nova Scotia; her publishing career taking flight; the death of her grandmother; and her forthcoming marriage to a local clergyman. It also documents her own reflections on writing, her increasingly problematic mood swings and feelings of isolation, and her changing relationship with the world around her, particularly that of Prince Edward Island. This new edition recreates the format Montgomery herself devised. Over 300 of her photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and professional portraits are reproduced, all with Montgomery's original placement and captions.

  • Blackstone's Statutes on Property Law 2018-2019

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  • The Third World: Development and Interdependence

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  • Structure Determination from Powder Diffraction Data

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  • Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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    Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is the founder of modern theater, and his plays are performed all over the world. Yet in spite of his unquestioned status as a classic of the stage, Ibsen is often dismissed as a fuddy-duddy old realist, whose plays are of interest only because they remain the gateway to modern theater. In Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism , Toril Moi makes a powerful case not just for Ibsen's modernity, but for his modernism. Situating Ibsen in his cultural context, she shows how unexpected his rise to world fame was, and the extent of his influence on writers such Shaw, Wilde, and Joyce who were seeking to escape the shackles of Victorianism. Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism also rewrites nineteenth-century literary history; positioning Ibsen between visual art and philosophy, the book offers a critique of traditional theories of the opposition between realism and modernism. Modernism, Moi argues, arose from the ruins of idealism, the dominant aesthetic paradigm of the nineteenth century. She also shows why Ibsen still matters to us today, by focusing on two major themes-his explorations of women, men, and marriage and his clear-eyed chronicling of the tension between skepticism and the everyday. This radical new account places Ibsen in his rightful place alongside Baudelaire, Flaubert, and Manet as a founder of European modernism.

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  • Oxford Handbook of Emergency Nursing

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  • The Roman Fort

    For more than 350 years the Roman Army maintained forts on Hadrian's Wall, as on all the other frontier zones of its huge empire. Excavations have now revealed what a typical fort looked like and how generations of soldiers lived, and died, to keep the Roman Peace intact. This work aims to bring the Roman fort to life and should be suitable for use in key stages 2 and 3 of the history National Curriculum.

  • Colour Atlas of Histopathology

    This text is designed to provide the student, in vivid and readily assimilable form, a means of acquiring a clear understanding of the basis of the many diseases that he or she will encounter in clinical practice, whether in hospital or in general practice. As an "Atlas", its purpose is to convey information in a visual form and to complement existing textbooks. In this revised edition, the text has been completely rewritten, the emphasis being on the changing pattern of disease incidence. The illustrations, chosen to cover 95% of the lesions which the doctor will encounter in hospital practice cover nearly twice the area of the previous edition and carry more information. The majority of the illustrations are based on paraffin sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin, though other techniques eg using cryostat sections have been included. Most are concerned with cases dealt with in the course of routine hospital service. The book contains a chapter on each of the main systems or organs of the body. There is also an introductory chapter which aims to demonstrate the more important reactions of the tissues in disease and at the same time teach the student the basic language of histopathology. This feature has been extended in this edition to include a limited amount of clinical information about the lesion and its pathogenesis with each illustration.

  • Pain in Older People

    Pain in later life is both quite common and disabling, and it differs significantly in terms of its aetiology, diagnosis and treatment from pain in the general adult population. Older people often have complicated co-morbidities, have a high prevalence of mental health problems (e.g., anxiety, cognitive impairment, and depression) and respond to treatment in different ways compared to younger people. Their specific needs are rarely discussed specifically in more general texts. Part of the "Oxford Pain Management Library," this pocketbook will serve as a concise companion for healthcare professionals who manage older patients suffering with pain. Concise chapters will summarise up-to-date research literature in a practical style that will have direct relevance to busy clinicians. Introductory chapters will include the epidemiology of pain in older people as well as the proper assessment of older patients with pain conditions. Later chapters will focus on specific painful conditions common in the elderly, including arthritis and rheumatism, osteoporosis, abdominal pain, and cancer. The book will appeal to a wide variety of health care professionals in both primary care and secondary care services such as geriatric medicine, rheumatology, orthopaedics, surgery, pain management and palliative medicine. The book will also be of relevance to nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, pharmacists and other health care providers.

  • Understanding Mechanics

    One of the clearest and most straightforward texts ever published, Understanding Mechanics covers all the topics required in the single-subject A Level. It is equally appropriate for those preparing for other Mathematics examinations at A Level and for students on technical courses in further and higher education. Key Points: . Principles are introduced in a simple and direct manner and all have worked examples . Ample opportunity is given for practice with questions and exercises carefully graded to provide a steady progression . Each chapter closes with a comprehensive selection of recent examination questions . Answers are given at the back of the book

  • Employment Law Concentrate: Law Revision and Study Guide

    The Employment Law Concentrate is written and designed to help you succeed. Written by experts and covering all key topics, Concentrate guides help focus your revision and maximise your exam performance. Each guide includes revision tips, advice on how to achieve extra marks, and a thorough and focused breakdown of the key topics and cases. Revision guides you can rely on: trusted by lecturers, loved by students... "I have always used OUP revision and Q&A books and genuinely believe they have helped me get better grades" - Anthony Poole, law student, Swansea University "The detail in this revision textbook is phenomenal and is just what is needed to push your exam preparation to the next level". - Stephanie Lomas, law student, University of Central Lancashire "It is a little more in-depth than other revision guides, and also has clear diagrams and teaches ways to obtain extra marks. These features make it unique" - Godwin Tan, law student, University College London "The concentrate revision guides stand out against other revision guides" - Renae Haynes Williams, law student, Bangor University "The exam style questions are brilliant and the series is very detailed, prepares you well" - Frances Easton, law student, University of Birmingham "The accompanying website for Concentrate is the most impressive I've come across" - Alice Munnelly, law student, Kings College London "- it is a fantastic book. It covers absolutely all topics you need for the course." - Emma McGeorge, law student, Strathclyde University

  • Practical Grammar: A Canadian Writer's Resource

    Practical Grammar: A Canadian Writer's Resource offers students of all levels and disciplines a succinct and comprehensive overview of the basics of English grammar. New in-chapter drills and review exercises increase the student's operational knowledge of grammar and allow them to better apply new knowledge to their writing. Documentation guidelines for APA, MLA, and Chicago have been fully updated to provide an accurate and accessible reference that students will refer to when writing. The third edition retains clear and concise explanations of important grammatical concepts, information on citation, expert advice on avoiding common errors, and tips on research and writing techniques. Practical Grammar: A Canadian Writer's Resource is a valuable addition to any class with a focus on writing or a written component and can serve as a reference throughout students' academic careers.

  • The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918

    The system of international repression ended with the fall of Metternich in 1848. The conflicting ideals of international revolution and collective security came into being with Lenin and Wilson in 1918. Nationalism, tempered by the Balance of Power, dominated Europe in the intervening seventy years. Drawing on a wealth of diplomatic documents, A. J. P. Taylor examines the relations of the Great Powers, when Europe was still the centre of the world. Written in characteristically vigorous prose, this is a challenging and original diplomatic history, that also considers the political and economic forces which made continental war inevitable.

  • Blackstone's Police Investigators' Q&A 2018

    Blackstone's Police Investigators' Q&A 2018 is the essential revision tool for all candidates sitting the National Investigators' Examination (NIE) examinations. Written in partnership with the best-selling Blackstone's Investigators' Manual, the only study guide endorsed by the College of Policing, the Q&A consists of over 200 multiple-choice questions arranged in the same order as the chapters in the Manual, providing the most authoritative means of self-testing outside of the NIE. With four parts, General Principles, Police Powers and Procedures; Serious Crime and Other Offences; Property Offences; and Sexual Offences, reflecting the Manual, Blackstone's Police Investigators' Q&A presents you with the only format of questions you will see in an NIE examination: Type A. Each question has a detailed and comprehensive answer that highlights not only the correct response, but also the reasoning behind the incorrect responses, allowing you to highlight any gaps or weaknesses in your knowledge. Full cross-references to the relevant Manual paragraphs and Keynotes encourage more effective studying, while a question checklist helps you track your progress. The introductory chapters also contain a useful section on how to study for the NIE, including advice on how to approach multiple-choice questions, practical exam techniques, and a 14-week revision plan. Fully updated for the 2018 syllabus, including coverage of relevant new legislation, the Policing and Crime Act 2017, including changes to pre-charge bail and key revisions to the PACE Codes, new legislation under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 and the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, and significant case law decisions. This product is not endorsed by the College of Policing.

  • Action Science: Waves, Light and Colour

    Designed for all secondary schools taking NEA modular science, this text in the series covers wave phenomena, the electromagnetic spectrum, camouflage, warnings, display, pigments in plants, reflection and refraction, sound and music.

  • Framework Maths: Year 9: Access Students' Book

    Framework Maths boosts achievement at every level of KS3, with a strong emphasis on problem-solving and real-life applications.

  • OXFORD SCHOOL SPELLING DICTIONARY

    This edition of the Oxford School Spelling Dictionary has been revised to include new words and has been fully updated in line with modern spelling and the curriculum. Its new layout makes this book simple and accessible with the alphabet on each page, a colour thumb tab, and guide words at the top of each page. Locating words has never been so quick and simple - here is the perfect book to make spelling easy and make children confident that they have got it right. The footnotes throughout help build spelling knowledge and lead children from an incorrect look-up to the right word easily. Panels give extra information on spelling rules to put the building blocks of learning in place. A great tool for supporting writers both at home and school.

  • Using the "New Oxford School Dictionary": Teacher's Book with Answers

    The guide for teachers has the same text as the accompanying student's text, plus a complete set of answers.

  • Atoms and Elements

    This is an exciting new series, building into an extensive library of knowledge for tomorrow's young scientists. Lively and accessible, each of the 10 volumes focuses on a major area of scientific knowledge, and draws the reader into the dynamic world of the modern scientist. It features: nearly 300 major articles in all, giving full coverage of the physical, chemical and biological sciences; accurate and up to date, covering the latest discoveries, events and ideas; expert authors capture the excitement of science; all text checked by specialist consultants; and over 1300 illustrations - carefully selected photos and specially commissioned drawings and diagrams.

  • Aerial Warfare: The Battle for the Skies

    Aerial warfare which has dominated western war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Frank Ledwidge offers a sweeping look at the history of air warfare, introducing the major battles, crises, and controversies where air power has taken centre stage, and the changes in technology and air power capabilities over time. Highlighting the role played by air power in the First and Second World Wars, he also sheds light on the lesser-known theatres where the roles of air forces have been clearly decisive in conflicts, in Africa, South America, and Asia. Along the way, Ledwidge asks key questions about the roles air power can deliver, and whether it is conceptually different from other forms of combat. Considering whether bombing has ever been truly effective, he discusses whether wars can be won from the air, and concludes by analysing whether there is a future for manned air power, or if it is inevitable that drones will dominate 21st century war in the air.

  • Upper Canada: The Formative Years, 1784-1841

    Gerald M. Craig's history, first published fifty years ago, is still considered one of the best depictions of Upper Canada ever written. Beginning in the early 1770s, Craig evocatively recounts the region's development from a "few scattered pioneer settlements" to an advanced society in the early 1840s. In these years, Ontario as we know it was forged, from education, transportation, and government to relations with the newly independent United States of America. Ontario's formative years were marked by growth and change, as well as political upheaval. In the late 1770s, the fertile land of what would become Upper Canada was sparsely settled. As some forty thousand British Loyalists left revolutionary America and moved north and west, many came to this region, bringing with them a wide range of expectations, knowledge, and skills-not to mention a new range of problems. Land was purchased from the Mississaugas and other First Nations groups and allocated to the Loyalists to build homes and farms, paving the way for future land conflict. As Craig recounts, British officials began to organize a government that could accommodate the newcomers, as well as French- and English-speakers. This entailed, among other things, addressing the overall constitutional issue of Canada. A legislative council, legislative assembly, and governor were installed, modelled on the British parliamentary system-a structure that would undergo significant change over the next sixty years. In vivid detail Craig retells the landmark events of the time, including the abolishment of slavery, establishment of a bilingual nation, the Family Compact, the War of 1812, and the Rebellions of 1837. At the end of his history is the formation of the Province of Canada in 1841-the country's final incarnation before Confederation. This wide-ranging account, illustrated with four maps and figures, addresses the growth and conflict, both internal and external, seen in the sixty years following the influx of the Loyalists and explores the politics and society during this period of remarkably rapid change. The Wynford edition is updated for the modern reader with a new introduction by historian Jeffrey L. McNairn.

  • English A Language and Literature

    Written by the authors of the 2011 syllabus, this book will help address all the requirements of the new course at both standard and higher level. It will actively engage students in language and literature, allowing them to become informed and critical learners through understanding and producing language of a wide range of works, from poetry to political speeches to simple advertisements or graffiti. The range of exciting literature offers a fresh look at unfamiliar texts so that students are able to confidently encounter works and topics and develop and communicate understanding. Through interesting activities and model works, students will learn about the most current approaches to critical language in areas such as mass communications, language in cultural contexts and literature - in line with the new syllabus. Support is given for the assessment, including the oral commentary. New edition available now - ISBN 9780198389972

  • Obstetric Anaesthesia

    This handbook covers all aspects of obstetric anaesthesia the trainee anaesthetist will encounter when on the labour ward, and its accessible style makes it essential reading for other members of the labour ward team. Broken down into topics, with bullet points, boxes and quick-reference clinical information throughout, this is an invaluable text for anyone involved in this challenging subspecialty area. In addition to conventional chapters covering maternal physiology, pathophysiology, and obstetric regional and general anaesthetic techniques, there is practical and useful advice on how to survive on the labour ward and anticipate potential problems. A chapter is dedicated to the important and often neglected area of the antenatal identification and preparation of mothers with potential for anaesthetic problems during childbirth Postnatal review of the mothers who have received attention from the anaesthetist during labour is also comprehensively covered. There is practical advice on caring for the sick mother suffering major haemorrhage, hypertensive and embolic diseases, and a chapter devoted to managing the collapsed and compromised parturient. The final section is a comprehensive and easily navigated A-Z of the less common conditions encountered in mothers on the delivery ward including references for further reading.

  • Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

    Twenty-first century capitalism has been marked by an increasing international economic independence, and considerable differences between dominant economic systems of coordination and control. In this context, national competition and coordination within industries has increased, but the governance of leading firms, and the kinds of competences they develop, remain quite diverse. This book shows how different kinds of firms become established and develop different capabilities in different societies, and as a result are effective in particular kinds of industries and markets. By integrating institutionalist approaches to organizations with the capabilities theory of the firm, Richard Whitley suggests how we can understand this combination of diversity and integration by developing the comparative business systems framework in three major ways. First, by identifying the particular circumstances in which distinctive business systems and innovation systems become nationally established and reproduced, as well as how changing endogenous and exogenous pressures have affected the major kinds of business systems that developed in many OECD states during the postwar period. Second, by showing how variations in authority sharing with employees and business partners and in the provision of organizational careers lead institutional regimes to affect the nature of organizational capabilities that dominant firms develop and enable them to deal with different kinds of risks and opportunities in particular technologies and markets. Third, by identifying the circumstances in which multinational firms are likely to develop distinctive transnational organizational capabilities through such authority sharing and careers, and so become different kinds of companies from their more domestically focused competitors. In many, if not most, cases of cross national managerial coordination, these conditions rarely exist, and so the extent to which multinational firms do indeed constitute distinct organizational forms and strategic actors is much less than is sometimes claimed.

  • Turn-taking in Shakespeare

    Oxford Textual Perspectives is a series of informative and provocative studies focused upon literary texts (conceived of in the broadest sense of that term) and the technologies, cultures, and communities that produce, inform, and receive them. It provides fresh interpretations of fundamental works and of the vital and challenging issues emerging in English literary studies. By engaging with the materiality of the literary text, its production, and reception history, and frequently testing and exploring the boundaries of the notion of text itself, the volumes in the series question familiar frameworks and provide innovative interpretations of both canonical and less well-known works. Whenever people talk to one another there are at least two things going on at once. First, and most obviously, there is an exchange of speech. Second, and slightly less obviously, there is a negotiation about how that exchange is organised--about whose turn it is to talk at any given moment. Linguists call this second, organisational level of activity 'turn-taking' and since the late 1970s it has been central to the way in which spoken interaction is understood. In spite of its obvious relevance to the study of drama, however, turn-taking has received little attention from critics and editors of Shakespeare. Turn-taking in Shakespeare offers a fresh perspective on the dramatic text by reversing the priorities of traditional literary analysis. Rather than focussing on what characters say, it focuses on when they speak. Rather than focussing on how they talk, it focuses on how they gain access to the floor. Its central argument is that the turn-taking patterns of Shakespeare's plays are a part of what Emrys Jones has called their 'basic structural shaping'--as fundamental to dialogue as rhythm is to verse. The book investigates what it means for a character to speak in or out of turn, to interrupt or overlap with a previous speaker, to pause before speaking, or to fail to speak at all. It explores how these moments are--and are not--signalled by the Shakespearean text, how best to describe and understand them, and the implications of such questions for contemporary debates about editing, rhetoric, prosody, and early modern performance practices.

  • Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610

    The Mirror for Magistrates, the collection of de casibus complaint poems in the voices of medieval rulers and rebels compiled by William Baldwin in the 1550s, was central to the development of imaginative literature in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Additions by John Higgins, Thomas Blenerhasset, and Richard Niccols between 1574 and 1610 extended the Mirror's scope, shifted its focus, and prolonged its popularity; in particular, the texts' later manifestations profoundly influenced the work of Spenser and Shakespeare. Unperfect Histories is the first monograph to consider the text's early modern transmission history as a whole. In chapters on Baldwin, Higgins, Blenerhasset, and Niccols's complaint collections, it demonstrates that the Mirror is an invaluable witness to how verse history was conceptualized, written, and read across the period, and explores the ways in which it was repeatedly reinterpreted and redeployed in response to changing contemporary concerns. The Mirror corpus encompasses topical allegory, nationalist polemic, and historiographical skepticism, as well as the macabre humour and metatextual play which have come to be known as hallmarks of Baldwin's mid-Tudor writings. What has not been recognised is the complex interaction of these themes and techniques right across the Mirror's history. Higgins, Blenerhasset, and Niccols's contributions are analysed for the first time here, both within their own literary and historiographical contexts, and in dialogue with Baldwin's early editions. This new reading offers a lively account of the texts' depth and variety, and provides insight into the extent of the Mirror's influence and ubiquity in early modern literary culture.

  • Henry Ford: The People's Car-Maker

    A wonderful new series of well-told, beautifully illustrated biographies, for children aged 6-9 years, featuring great leaders, heroes, pioneers, inventors and scientists from the past. Each biography tells an exciting story about a real person, that can be read either alone or by a parent or teacher. The colourful artwork will stimulate the imagination and linger in the memory. The biographies link in with National Curriculum KS1 and KS2, History, English, science and other subjects. Young children love a good story. What better way to introduce them to the giants of our past than through these delightful books?

  • Science Detectives

    Many of the most famous scientists in history were eccentric characters, often working against a backdrop of religious or political turmoil, risking ridicule and sometimes even imprisonment all in the name of scientific discovery. Science Detectives inspires readers by showing the very human aspects of these scientific explorers and by investigating the various motivations that drove their work. If you like this book you will love: Archaeology Detectives, Spies and Spying and Great Explorers.

  • Law: A Very Short Introduction

    Law underlies our society - it protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. The punishment of crime, compensation of the injured, and the enforcement of contracts are merely some of the tasks of a modern legal system. It also strives to achieve justice, promote freedom, and protect our security. The result is a system that, while it touches all of our daily lives, is properly understood by only a few, with its impenetrable jargon, obsolete procedures, and interminable stream of Byzantine statutes and judgments of the courts. This clear, jargon-free Very Short Introduction aims to redress that balance, as it introduces the essentials of law and legal systems in a lively, accessible, and stimulating manner. Explaining the main concepts, terms, and processes of the legal system, it focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems, such as customary law and Islamic law. And it looks to the future too, as globalization and rapid advances in technology place increasing strain on our current legal system. 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.

  • Spanish Vocabulary Builder

    The Spanish Vocabulary Builder is an excellent guide for students, helping them to build up their Spanish vocabulary, as well as preparing them for written and oral examinations.

  • Shakespeare's Binding Language

    This remarkable, innovative book explores the significance in Shakespeare's plays of oaths, vows, contracts, pledges, and the other utterances and acts by which characters commit themselves to the truth of things past, present, and to come. In early modern England, such binding language was everywhere. Oaths of office, marriage vows, legal bonds, and casual, everyday profanity gave shape and texture to life. The proper use of such language, and the extent of its power to bind, was argued over by lawyers, religious writers, and satirists, and these debates inform literature and drama. Shakespeare's Binding Language gives a freshly researched account of these contexts, but it is focused on Shakespeare's plays. What motives should we look for when characters asseverate or promise? How far is binding language self-persuasive or deceptive? When is it allowable to break a vow? How do oaths and promises structure an audience's expectations? Across the sweep of Shakespeare's career, from the early histories to the late romances, this book opens new perspectives on key dramatic moments and illuminates language and action. Each chapter gives an account of a play or group of plays, yet the study builds to a sustained investigation of some of the most important systems, institutions, and controversies in early modern England, and of the wiring of Shakespearean dramaturgy. Scholarly but accessible, and offering startling insights, this is a major contribution to Shakespeare studies by one of the leading figures in the field.

  • A Century of New Words

    Take a fascinating journey from plastic (1909) to podcasting (2004). This vivid picture of the last 105 years is based on John Ayto's critically acclaimed Twentieth Century Words, and was published in hardback as Movers and Shakers: A chronology of words that shaped our age. It offers a selection of the key words added to the English language in the twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first, grouped by decade. An introductory essay identifies the main historical, cultural, and scientific currents running through each decade, and shows how they contributed new vocabulary to the language. An A-Z listing of words which were first recorded in that decade follows, selected for their resonance to today's world. Each word is fully described and its origins explained. A final section looks at vocabulary developments of the new millennium. Full of surprises, this book is at once a glimpse of the past and a handbook for today.

  • Oxford Mini Thesaurus

    The Oxford Mini Thesaurus is a durable and affordable quick-reference thesaurus, small enough to carry around with you. It is great for use in word games and for everyday writing needs. The fourth edition of this Mini Thesaurus is a brand-new text with an ultra-clear design layout. It is based on the research of the Oxford English Corpus and includes thousands of example sentences to help you find the right word, and a new centre section providing quick reference lists ideal for puzzles and quizzes. The thesaurus includes 3 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.

  • Understanding Mechanics

    The second edition of a handbook on A-level Mechanics, last published in 1995, which covers topics such as friction, resultant velocity and relative velocity, elasticity and differential equations, with illustrated exercises and problems, and graded information.

  • Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A review of developments and challenges

    800 million people live in Africa, a continent which covers 22% of the world's surface and encompasses some 50 countries. Conflict, poverty, endemic diseases, and lack of clean water pose serious challenges for the population, made worse by a rampaging AIDS pandemic. Huge loss of life has impacted dramatically on both health systems and social and family structures. As the attention of the world focused increasingly on Africa, the International Observatory on End of Life Care was commissioned to conduct a timely review of hospice and palliative care development across the continent. The Observatory undertook this review using an approach specially designed for resource poor settings. Information was collected against an agreed template to allow comparisons between countries and regions. As a result, an insight is given into the challenges, opportunities and successes faced by hospice and palliative care workers, country by country, throughout the 26 countries in Africa where a palliative care initiative is underway. Strategies and models of care are explored, and the development of palliative care is viewed from various standpoints including ethnographic, historical, ethnic, demographic and epidemiological perspectives. This is the first comprehensive reference focusing exclusively on palliative care and hospice development in Africa, and makes fascinating reading.

  • Paediatric Radiology

    This new, pocket handbook encompasses all aspects of paediatric radiology. It provides an overview of how to approach the imaging of children including the relative values of each of the imaging modalities for paediatric pathology. Paediatric Radiology opens with a chapter devoted to the different imaging modalities, including radiographs, fluroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MRI and nuclear scintigraphy before moving on to more detailed, systems-based chapters. Within each chapter there are three consistent sections. The first section lists common clinical presentations, the differential causes and the appropriate imaging pathways needed to confirm the diagnosis, with recent imaging advances for each condition. The second section discusses the differential diagnosis of radiological features. The final section details the imaging findings in a wide variety of clinical conditions. In all sections, the value of all imaging modalities are stressed. Extensive high quality images throughout the book, and additional illustrations, aid the reader with diagnosis and detailed referencing points to further reading. The book is an important revision aid as well as an up-to-date reference.

  • Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds: A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 2

    Peter Adamson offers an accessible, humorous tour through a period of eight hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed: from the third century BC to the sixth century AD. He introduces us to Cynics and Skeptics, Epicureans and Stoics, emperors and slaves, and traces the development of Christian and Jewish philosophy and of ancient science. Chapters are devoted to such major figures as Epicurus, Lucretius, Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, and Augustine. But in keeping with the motto of the series, the story is told 'without any gaps,' providing an in-depth look at less familiar topics that remains suitable for the general reader. For instance, there are chapters on the fascinating but relatively obscure Cyrenaic philosophical school, on pagan philosophical figures like Porphyry and Iamblichus, and extensive coverage of the Greek and Latin Christian Fathers who are at best peripheral in most surveys of ancient philosophy. A major theme of the book is in fact the competition between pagan and Christian philosophy in this period, and the Jewish tradition also appears in the shape of Philo of Alexandria. Ancient science is also considered, with chapters on ancient medicine and the interaction between philosophy and astronomy. Considerable attention is paid also to the wider historical context, for instance by looking at the ascetic movement in Christianity and how it drew on ideas from Hellenic philosophy. From the counter-cultural witticisms of Diogenes the Cynic to the subtle skepticism of Sextus Empiricus, from the irreverent atheism of the Epicureans to the ambitious metaphysical speculation of Neoplatonism, from the ethical teachings of Marcus Aurelius to the political philosophy of Augustine, the book gathers together all aspects of later ancient thought in an accessible and entertaining way.

  • Functional English for OCR CD-ROM

    The Functional English for OCR CD-ROM offers comprehensive support for the new OCR Functional English specifications. Written by a chief examiner and endorsed by OCR, it covers Levels 1 and 2, with additional support for Entry Level 3. Including sample assessments, source materials and teacher materials - just print out whatever you need for your learners.

  • Oxford Latin Course: Part II: Student's Book

    The acclaimed Oxford Latin Course has been completely revised and restructured in the light of a national survey of Classics teachers. The course is in three parts, each with an accompanying Teacher's Book. Parts 1-111 are built around a narrative detailing the life of Horace, based closely on historical sources, which develops an understanding of the times of Cicero and Augustus.

  • The Greatest Possible Being

    What can we know about God by reason alone? Philosophical theology is the attempt to obtain such knowledge. An ancient tradition, which is perhaps more influential now than ever, tries to derive the attributes of God from the principle that God is the greatest possible being. Jeff Speaks argues that that constructive project is a failure. He also argues that the related view that the concept of God is the concept of a greatest possible being is a mistake. In the last chapter, he sketches an alternative path forward.

  • The Oxford Children's A to Z of the Human Body

    "Oxford Children's A to Z" is a new series of large format, illustrated dictionaries for children aged 7 upwards. Entries are alphabetical, allowing for quick word searches, and all terms relating to each subject that children need to know and also find interesting are included. Full National Curriculum coverage for Key Stages 1 and 2, and the use of colourful artwork, diagrams and photographs, will make these books instantly accessible and provide children, parents and teachers with a comprehensive reference.

  • Fat Economics: Nutrition, Health, and Economic Policy

    The obesity epidemic and the growing debate about what, if any, public health policy should be adopted is the subject of endless debates within the media and in governments around the world. While much has been written on the subject, this book takes a unique approach by looking at the obesity epidemic from an economic perspective. Written in a language accessible to non-specialists, the authors provide a timely discussion of evolving nutrition policies in both the developing and developed world, discuss the factors influencing supply and demand of food supply, and review the evidence for various factors which may explain recent trends in diets, weight, and health. The traditional economic model assumes people choose to be overweight as part of a utility maximisation process that involves choices about what to eat and drink, how much time to spend on leisure, food preparation, and exercise, and choices about appearance and health. Market and behavioral failures, however, such as time available to a person, education, costs imposed on the health system and economic productivity provide the economic rationale for government intervention. The authors explore various policy measures designed to deal with the epidemic and examine their effectiveness within a cost-benefit analysis framework. While providing a sound economic basis for analyzing policy decisions, the book also aims to show the underlying limits of the economic framework in quantifying changes in public well-being.

  • New Oxford Student Texts: Christina Rossetti: Selected Poems

    Oxford Student Texts offer an accessible route into the study of texts for A Level including line-by-line notes, and detailed sections covering key themes, issues and contexts. This edition focuses on the selected poems of Christina Rossetti.

  • Richard Dawkins: How a scientist changed the way we think

    This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Specially commissioned pieces by leading figures in science, philosophy, literature, and the media, such as Daniel C. Dennett, Matt Ridley, Steven Pinker, Philip Pullman, and the Bishop of Oxford, highlight the breadth and range of Dawkins' influence on modern science and culture, from the gene's eye view of evolution to his energetic engagement in public debates on science, rationalism, and religion. The volume includes personal reminiscences and critical debate as well as accessible discussions of science - it provides a stimulating tribute to a remarkable intellectual.

  • Aristocracy: A Very Short Introduction

    Aristocracies or nobilities dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European counties until only a few generations ago. The relics of their power, in traditions and behaviour, in architecture and the arts, are still all around us. This short introduction shows how ideas of aristocracy originated in ancient times, were transformed in the middle ages, and have only fallen apart over the last two centuries. The myths in which aristocracies have always sought to shroud themselves are stripped away, but the true sources of their enduring power are also revealed. Their outlook and behaviour affected the rest of society in innumerable and sometimes surprising ways, but perhaps most surprising was the way in which a centuries-old aristocratic hegemony crumbled away over the last two hundred years. In this Very Short Introduction William Doyle considers why this happend and what remains today. 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.

  • Selwyn's Law of Employment

    Established and reliable, Selwyn's Law of Employment continues to provide a complete reference guide for students of employment law. Norman Selwyn's practical approach to the subject has been maintained by Astra Emir, ensuring that the far-reaching and concise treatment encapsulates the developing issues in this fluid area of law. Case law from the UK and EU is included and both collective and individual employment law is considered to offer an inclusive representation of the subject. The straightforward written style and layout allows readers to identify legal principles and seminal cases quickly.

  • Global Issues: MYP Project Organizer 1: IB Middle Years Programme

    Each Project Organizer contains six units, with a different theme taken from the UN Millennium Goals and structured around a unit question.

  • Themes in Greek Society and Culture: An Introduction

    Covering the Bronze Age, as well as the archaic, classical, and early Hellenistic periods, Themes in Greek Society and Culture introduces students to central aspects of ancient Greek society. Each chapter covers a topic of importance to ancient Greek society, and contributes to an understanding of the Greeks' institutions, structures, activities, and cultural output. The volume brings together 19 expert contributors who apply this thematic approach to ask what Greek society looked like and how its people lived.

  • Arbitration Law Reports and Review 2005

    This is the 2005 volume of the Arbitration Law Reports and Review series, which makes full texts of judgments on the arbitration law of England, Wales and Northern Ireland available in a single publication on an annual basis. Yearly volumes include a comprehensive collection of arbitration-related judicial decisions for the relevant calendar year, with back volumes in preparation to cover each year since entry into force of the Arbitration Act 1996. The case law is cross-referenced and each case is prefaced by a head note of keywords, a concise summary of the issues, the holding and judicial comments obiter plus lists of cases, arbitration rules and legislation referred to. Each volume contains the Editor's analytical review of developments during the year, offering comment on decisions, grouping cases together under thematic headings to identify trends and developments, and integrating discussion of relevant non-arbitration related cases (contract interpretation, human rights, adjudication, expert determination, mediation, procedural fairness, duties to give reasons and so on). The review also draws attention to comparative developments abroad, in particular to UNCITRAL Model Law jurisdictions applying similar legislative provisions.

  • AS and A Level Biology Through Diagrams: Oxford Revision Guides

    This series builds on the fact that pictures are easier to memorize than words. Each topic is summarized on a single page using annotated diagrams and concise notes with a full index for easy reference.

  • Global Issues: MYP Project Organizer 3: IB Middle Years Programme

    Each Project Organizer contains six units with a different theme drawn from the UN Millenium Development Goals and structured around a unit question. Each unit brings together two or three different subjects.

  • AQA GCSE Chemistry Student Book

    The GCSE Chemistry Student Book helps you create engaging, lively and relevant science lessons. This series provides a firm foundation for students who want to go on to study separate sciences at A Level. It also provides plenty of exam preparation and help with revision.

  • OXFORD FIRST GERMAN WORDS

    Oxford First German Words gives your child a head start in learning another language. It takes the reader on a picture-book journey through a day, cleverly interwoven are lots of familiar settings and cute little dinosaurs. There is a bird's eye view of first thing in the morning at home, the journey to school and inside the classroom, a birthday party and even a trip to the seaside. Over 400 German words and their English translations are given in illustrated colour bands on the side of each page. There is also expertly-levelled supplementary material at the back - a picture/word matching game, counting the ladybirds up to twenty, shapes both flat and three-dimensional, opposites, the weather, time, plus a comprehensive index. These David Melling (The Kiss that Missed, Fidget and Quilly) illustrations make this an adorable first bilingual word book.

  • Co-ordinated Science: Biology

    A 2nd updated edition of this GCSE text, revised to address current social issues such as pollution and scientific developments such as genetic engineering.

  • Relativistic Hydrodynamics

    Relativistic hydrodynamics is a very successful theoretical framework to describe the dynamics of matter from scales as small as those of colliding elementary particles, up to the largest scales in the universe. This book provides an up-to-date, lively, and approachable introduction to the mathematical formalism, numerical techniques, and applications of relativistic hydrodynamics. The topic is typically covered either by very formal or by very phenomenological books, but is instead presented here in a form that will be appreciated both by students and researchers in the field. The topics covered in the book are the results of work carried out over the last 40 years, which can be found in rather technical research articles with dissimilar notations and styles. The book is not just a collection of scattered information, but a well-organized description of relativistic hydrodynamics, from the basic principles of statistical kinetic theory, down to the technical aspects of numerical methods devised for the solution of the equations, and over to the applications in modern physics and astrophysics. Numerous figures, diagrams, and a variety of exercises aid the material in the book. The most obvious applications of this work range from astrophysics (black holes, neutron stars, gamma-ray bursts, and active galaxies) to cosmology (early-universe hydrodynamics and phase transitions) and particle physics (heavy-ion collisions). It is often said that fluids are either seen as solutions of partial differential equations or as "wet". Fluids in this book are definitely wet, but the mathematical beauty of differential equations is not washed out.

  • How the Body Shapes the Mind

    How the Body Shapes the Mind is an interdisciplinary work that addresses philosophical questions by appealing to evidence found in experimental psychology, neuroscience, studies of pathologies, and developmental psychology. There is a growing consensus across these disciplines that the contribution of embodiment to cognition is inescapable. Because this insight has been developed across a variety of disciplines, however, there is still a need to develop a common vocabulary that is capable of integrating discussions of brain mechanisms in neuroscience, behavioural expressions in psychology, design concerns in artificial intelligence and robotics, and debates about embodied experience in the phenomenology and philosophy of mind. Shaun Gallagher's book aims to contribute to the formulation of that common vocabulary and to develop a conceptual framework that will avoid both the overly reductionistic approaches that explain everything in terms of bottom-up neuronal mechanisms, and inflationistic approaches that explain everything in terms of Cartesian, top-down cognitive states. Gallagher pursues two basic sets of questions. The first set consists of questions about the phenomenal aspects of the structure of experience, and specifically the relatively regular and constant features that we find in the content of our experience. If throughout conscious experience there is a constant reference to one's own body, even if this is a recessive or marginal awareness, then that reference constitutes a structural feature of the phenomenal field of consciousness, part of a framework that is likely to determine or influence all other aspects of experience. The second set of questions concerns aspects of the structure of experience that are more hidden, those that may be more difficult to get at because they happen before we know it. They do not normally enter into the content of experience in an explicit way, and are often inaccessible to reflective consciousness. To what extent, and in what ways, are consciousness and cognitive processes, which include experiences related to perception, memory, imagination, belief, judgement, and so forth, shaped or structured by the fact that they are embodied in this way?

  • Civil Litigation

    Civil Litigation is designed to provide apprentice solicitors with a comprehensive understanding of the practice and procedure in the most commonly encountered aspects of civil litigation in this jurisdiction. The manual sets out the steps to be taken by a solicitor in an action from the District Court, the Circuit Courts, and the Superior Courts, from initiating or defending the action to enforcing the order and preparing the costs. There are separate chapters on the practice and procedure of each of the courts, limitation of actions, discovery, injunctions, judicial review, civil evidence, litigation costs, client care, and file management. The second edition also includes two new chapters: one on personal injury litigation; and the other on summary procedure and enforcement of judgments. Many of the chapters also feature helpful sample precedents. Civil Litigation is essential reading for apprentices studying on the law Society of Ireland's Professional Practice Course and provides a useful reference guide for Irish practitioners working in the area of civil litigation.

  • Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction

    Geopolitics is a way of looking at the world: one that considers the links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity. In certain places such as Iraq or Lebanon, moving a few feet either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between place and politics. Even far away from these 'danger zones' - in Europe or the US for example - geopolitics remains an important part of everyday life. For a country's location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how the people that live there understand and interact with the wider world. Using wide-ranging examples, from historical maps to James Bond films and the rhetoric of political leaders like Churchill and George W. Bush, this Very Short Introduction shows why, for a full understanding of contemporary global politics, it is not just smart - it is essential - to be geopolitical. 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.

  • The Philosophical Works of al-Kindi

    This volume presents the philosophical writings of al-Kind=i, known as the 'Philosopher of the Arabs'. Acknowledged as the first philosopher of the Arabic tradition, al-Kind=i helped usher the ideas of Greek thinkers and scientists into the vibrant context of the Islamic culture of his day. He was deeply involved in the translation and reception of such thinkers as Socrates, Aristotle, Plotinus, and Euclid. Drawing on this Hellenic heritage, he wrote on a wide range of philosophical and scientific topics including metaphysics, theology, psychology, cosmology, ethics, and medicine. In these works, al-Kind=i set out pioneering ideas about the relation of philosophy to religion, the oneness and providence of God, the nature of the human soul, the structure of the cosmos, and the eternity of the world. This book makes the whole of al-Kind=i's philosophical corpus-some two dozen works-available in English, most of them for the first time. Extensive explanatory material is provided, in the form of an overall introduction, introductions to each work, and extensive notes. The translations are based largely on Arabic original texts, but in a few cases, where the Arabic originals are lost, on Medieval Latin versions. The volume will thus give a wide readership unprecedented access to al-Kind=i's philosophical and scientific ideas.

  • Friston on Costs

    Friston on Costs is the third edition of the acclaimed authority on civil costs law, previously entitled Civil Costs: Law and Practice. Separated into sixteen parts, this substantial text covers all aspects of the law of civil costs from the formation of contracts of retainers, funding, costs budgeting, and orders for and about costs, all the way through to the assessment of costs and beyond. The third edition has been extensively updated to take into account changes in the law following the Jackson reforms. It also includes discussions on the Consumer Rights Act 2015, alternative dispute resolution, alternative methods of pricing, and legal project management. Friston features thorough cross referencing throughout, enabling the user to easily locate answers to even the most complex of costs issues. It is an invaluable resource for costs judges and practitioners alike.

  • Science Magic: In the Bedroom

    "Science Magic" is a series of four paperbacks for children, that make science fun! Find out about everyday science, while performing as a magician, and dazzle your friends and family. Each book uses objects to be found in a different room in the house, to explain some basic scientific principles through magic 'tricks', or experiments. The easy, accessible text is complemented with cartoon illustrations to make a winning combination. Richard Robinson has created numerous popular science shows for television, including 'The Big Bang' (CITV), and 'The Riddlers' (YTV). He also helped set up and perform in the first series of 'Spitting Image', the hugely successful satire television series.

  • The Evolution of the European Convention on Human Rights: From Its Inception to the Creation of a Permanent Court of Human Rights

    The European Convention on Human Rights underwent a spectacular evolution over the first fifty years of its life. In recent times the European Court of Human Rights has been compared to a quasi-constitutional court for Europe in the field of human rights, and for some time the Convention has been viewed as a European Bill of Rights. The 'coming of age' of the ECHR system in the late 1990s was marked by the entry into force of Protocol 11, creating a new, full time Court. By contrast those who first proposed a European human rights guarantee were driven by an ambition to put in place a collective pact to prevent the re-emergence of totalitarianism in 'free' Europe. They were motivated by grisly memories of human rights abuse associated with World War Two, and the protection of 'human rights' was seen in that light. When the Convention was opened for signature in 1950 it was viewed by many with scepticism and disappointment. The Convention system took many years to get established. In the mid-1960s doubts were expressed as to whether the Court had a future and in the 1970s the Convention system of control faced a number of serious challenges. This book examines the story of the evolution of the Convention over its first 50 years (1948-1998). It reflects on the Convention's origins and charts the slow progress that it made over the 1950s and 1960s, before, in the late 1970s, the European Court of Human Rights delivered a series of landmark judgments which proved to be the foundation stones for the European Bill of Rights that we know today.

  • Smith and Hogan Criminal Law

    Smith & Hogan: Criminal Law is regarded as the leading doctrinal textbook on criminal law in England and Wales and has been for over 40 years. The book owes its consistent popularity to its accessible style, depth of analysis and breadth of coverage. It is an invaluable study aid for undergraduates and an essential reference source for criminal law practitioners. The twelfth edition has been completely updated in order to include all legislative and case law developments. The chapter on fraud has been rewritten to take into account the Fraud Act 2006. Other key changes include incorporation of the Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007, and recent Law Commission report findings. Web Updates The book is accompanied by free on-line annual case updates, organized by chapter.

  • Blackstone's Statutes on Intellectual Property

    Unsurpassed in authority, reliability and accuracy; the 14th edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate all relevant legislation for intellectual property courses. Blackstone's Statutes on Intellectual Property is an abridged collection of legislation carefully reviewed and selected by Andrew Christie and Stephen Gare. With unparalleled coverage of intellectual property law, Blackstone's Statutes on Intellectual Property leads the market: consistently recommended by lecturers and relied on by students for exam and course use. Blackstone's Statutes on Intellectual Property is: - Trusted: ideal for exam use - Practical: find what you need instantly - Reliable: current, comprehensive coverage - Relevant: content reviewed to match your course Online resources The accompanying online resources include video guides to reading and interpreting statutes, web links, exam tips, and an interactive sample Act of Parliament.

  • Environmental Systems and Societies

    This course book presents a lively resource full of case studies, extracts, quotations, statistics and activities to allow students to fully understand complex and controversial issues. It follows an approach that includes the wider aims of the IB through connections to TOK, international-mindedness and the IB learner profile. It has been written by an IB Consultant and Examiner and has been extensively reviewed by teachers, consultants and the IB. With material integrated to include international and historical perspectives, students will be encouraged to think critically and make connections to other subjects and to world issues. New edition available now - ISBN 978-0-19-838914-9

  • Blackstone's Police Manual Volume 4: General Police Duties 2018 (Blackstone's Police Manuals)

    Blackstone's Police Manuals 2018, endorsed by the College of Policing, are the only official study guides for the NPPF Step Two Legal Examination (formerly OSPRE(R) Part I).Straightforward and accessible, Blackstone's Police Manuals are the only resource used by question writers when preparing a NPPF Step Two Legal Examination and each of the four volumes forms part of the only comprehensive version of the 2018 syllabus. Blackstone's Police Manual Volume 4: General Police Duties 2018 covers areas including Terrorism and Associated Offences, Complaints and Misconduct, Weapons, and Public Disorder, as well as PACE Codes A, B, and G. For complex or commonly misunderstood areas, there are handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping you to establish the connections between legislation and police procedure. The 2018 edition has been updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law, including coverage of the Policing and Crime Act 2017 and its wide-ranging effects. Human rights have also been revised and fully integrated across the Manual for ease of reference. Also available in the series are: Volume 1: Crime 2018, Volume 2: Evidence and Procedure 2018, and Volume 3: Road Policing 2018. Blackstone's Police Manuals are also available as part of our online Blackstone's Police Manuals and Q&As service: http://www.blackstonespolice.com

  • Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

    This handbook has been written to provide the reader with a practical guide to paediatric respiratory medicine which will be a useful first point of reference for paediatricians faced with children with acute or chronic respiratory problems. This book will appeal to general paediatricians and specialists in paediatric respiratory medicine at both consultant and trainee level. It deals with common problems seen by all paediatricians and the rarer conditions more often seen at specialist centres, but managed in collaboration with general paediatricians. The information is in a readily accessible format, with extensive use of bullet points. The focus is on clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of respiratory problems. Information is provided on background history, such as epidemiology, where it provides an insight into clinical presentation and management, and also where this information would be helpful to the parents. This book is divided into 5 sections. Section 1 provides a practical approach to acute and non-acute clinical problems. Section 2 provides detailed information about common and more rare clinical conditions. Section 3 provides useful information on supportive care, including for example, use of non-invasive ventilation and the care of a child with a tracheostomy. Section 4 gives details on how to perform several practical procedures, such as ciliary brush biopsy, flexible bronchoscopy and inserting a chest drain. The appendices provide information on lung function testing and tables of age-corrected normal values for several respiratory parameters. This book has been written by 2 consultants who work in a tertiary respiratory unit and a respiratory trainee. This combination of authors has provided the experience necessary to deal with topics where there is an absence of published evidence and to present the information in a format that both consultants and trainees will find useful.

  • Cupid and Psyche: An adaptation of the story in `The Golden Ass' of Apuleius

    An adaptation of the story in The Golden Ass of Apuleius by M.G. Balme and J.H.W. Morwood.

  • Mathematics Higher Level for the IB Diploma

    IB Higher Mathematics for the Diploma Programme provides everything you need for the Core IB Diploma Programme in Higher Maths. It is packed with carefully levelled exercises and exam practise along with advice. In addition, there is background material to help students connect maths to the real world. Included is a CD with a PDF of the entire book with preparation and extra practise material.

  • Intermediate GCSE Mathematics: Revision and Practice

    This is a new edition of an enormously popular examination text. It has been specially prepared to cover the requirements of all GCSE syllabuses, targetting the Intermediate Tier. New to this edition is a selection of practice exam questions. and an extra chapter to extend syllabus coverage. This book is intended for gCSE maths students.

  • OXFORD ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S THESURAUS

    An easy-to-use illustrated children's thesaurus with thousands of entries, synonyms, clear age-appropriate example sentences and over a thousand colour illustrations. The clear design and colourful word webs with hundreds of topic words make homework and writing easy and fun. Ideal for children to use at home.

  • The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950

    Since the 1940s Americans and Britons have come to enjoy an era of rising material abundance. Yet this has been accompanied by a range of social and personal disorders, including family breakdown, addiction, mental instability, crime, obesity, inequality, economic insecurity, and declining trust. Avner Offer argues that well-being has lagged behind affluence in these societies, because they present an environment in which consistent choices are difficult to achieve over different time ranges and in which the capacity for personal and social commitment is undermined by the flow of novelty. His approach draws on economics and social science, makes use of the latest cognitive research, and provides a detailed and reasoned critique of modern consumer society, especially the assumption that freedom of choice necessarily maximizes individual and social well-being. The book falls into three parts. Part one analyses the ways in which economic resources map on to human welfare, why choice is so intractable, and how commitment to people and institutions is sustained. It argues that choice is constrained by prior obligation and reciprocity. The second section then applies these conceptual arguments to comparative empirical studies of advertising, of eating and obesity, and of the production and acquisition of appliances and automobiles. Finally, in part three, Offer investigates social and personal relations in the USA and Britain, including inter-personal regard, the rewards and reversals of status, the social and psychological costs of inequality, and the challenges posed to heterosexual love and to parenthood by the rise of affluence.

  • Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

    Baroque between the Wars is a fascinating and new account of the arts in the twenties and thirties. We often think of this time as being dominated by modernism, yet the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque - eclectic, playful, camp, open to influence from popular culture yet in dialogue with the past, and unafraid of the grotesque or surreal - and modernism, which was theory-driven, didactic, exclusive, and essentially neo-classical. Jane Stevenson argues that both baroque and classical forms were equally valid responses to the challenge of modernity, by setting painting and literature in the context of 'minor arts' such as interior design, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging, and by highlighting the social context and sexual politics of creative production. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, the volume focuses on artists, artefacts, clients, places, and publicists to demonstrate how baroque offered a whole way of being modern which was actively subversive of the tenets of modernism and practised by the people modernism habitually defined as not worth listening to, particularly women and homosexuals.

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE

    This Handbook aims to serve as a research guide to the archaeology of the Levant, an area situated at the crossroads of the ancient world that linked the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Levant as used here is a historical geographical term referring to a large area which today comprises the modern states of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, western Syria, and Cyprus, as well as the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and the Sinai Peninsula. Unique in its treatment of the entire region, it offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the current state of the archaeology of the Levant within its larger cultural, historical, and socio-economic contexts. The Handbook also attempts to bridge the modern scholarly and political divide between archaeologists working in this highly contested region. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it focuses chronologically on the Neolithic through Persian periods - a time span during which the Levant was often in close contact with the imperial powers of Egypt, Anatolia, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. This volume will serve as an invaluable reference work for those interested in a contextualised archaeological account of this region, beginning with the 'agricultural revolution' until the conquest of Alexander the Great that marked the end of the Persian period.

  • The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

    Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems. While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear. Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship and love. This book shows you just how strange your descendants may be, though ems are no stranger than we would appear to our ancestors. To most ems, it seems good to be an em.

  • Theories of International Political Economy: An Introduction

    Written by the Canada Research Chair in International and Comparative Political Economy, Theories of International Political Economy introduces students to the theories that make up the core, semi-periphery, and periphery of the discipline as it is currently studied. This concise introduction uses an engaging, accessible style to guide students through rich and complex material, enabling them to apply various approaches to their study of international political economy.

  • Intellectual Property Law Directions

    Over the last two decades, intellectual property has proved to be a hugely popular yet increasingly complex subject, not least because of the speed of change caused by a never-ending flow of legislation. Intellectual Property Law focuses on the practical issues of United Kingdom intellectual property at the same time as demonstrating how the subject is being shaped by outside forces, not all of them perceived as welcome. Intellectual Property Law is presented in an informal, engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on intellectual property law courses with clarity. Written by a university lecturer with over 25 years' experience of teaching intellectual property, this book provides a clear and structured approach to the subject, with a strong emphasis on student-centred learning. Online Resource Centre An Online Resource Centre will accompany the book providing web links to the major international intellectual property organisations, twice-yearly updates to changes and developments in the law, suggested answers to the reflective questions in the book, PowerPoint slides and sample intellectual property documents.

  • Foreign State Immunity and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in English Courts

    If Lauterpacht, writing back in 1950, warned about the changing landscape of the law of immunities due to the increased activities of the state in the economic sphere, English courts have never been so busy with regards to the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards against sovereign states today.

    As foreign direct investment grows, so too does the number of disputes between states and investors. Increasingly these disputes are resolved by international arbitration proceedings but once resolved, the enforcement of awards against states brings its own challenges. Whilst enforcement of arbitral awards should be 'almost a matter of administrative procedure' (to use the language of PetroChina International (Hong Kong) Corp Ltd [2011]), immunities remain to some, a 'hurdle', adding complexity to that process. This book gives the reader the key to understanding the principles governing such a notion in the context of enforcement of arbitral awards.

    This is the first systematic treatment of the jurisprudence relating to award enforcement against foreign states in England. It provides comprehensive examination of the principles and case-law relating to state immunity in the context of enforcement of international arbitral awards before English courts. It addresses questions such as: What are the principles governing the enforcement of international awards against sovereigns in England? How does the distinction between jurisdictional immunity and enforcement immunity operate in this context? What are the precise contours of such legal notions when they are put into motion by means of procedure? What is the practice of English courts in that regard? This book also covers the complexities arising from enforcement proceedings in other jurisdictions and their relation to proceedings in England. Authored by an expert with unique insight into immunities both as a practising barrister and as an academic, this is an essential resource for anyone interested or involved in enforcement proceedings during which state immunity is invoked.

  • Human Geography

    With a well-balanced mix of international and Canadian examples, the ninth edition of this bestselling text traces the evolution of the discipline across the globe, examining the ways in which human behaviour transforms the earth's surface in response to changing social, cultural, political, and environmental needs.

  • IB Study Guide: Biology 2nd Edition

    Our bestselling IB Biology study guide has been updated to meet the needs of students taking the IB Diploma Programme Biology from 2007. It is highly illustrated and concepts are precisely and clearly described. Higher level material is clearly indicated. All option material is covered. Students can use this book not only as a revision and practice guide for the exam but for learning and reinforcing concepts throughout the course. New edition available now - ISBN 978-0-19-838994-1

  • Time

    This dynamic new series for children explores some of the most popular areas of science and invention. It is produced in collaboration with the Science Museum in London, which houses one of the most remarkable science collections in the world. Each book takes one area of our inventiveness and reveals our progress through time, highlighting the key developments and ending with the state-of-the-art technonlogy of today. Superb photographs combine with lively text and creative design to make these a must-have for every budding inventor!

  • OEDS Interactive Dictionary with OEDS Activities CD-ROM

    Dictionary BL Easy to use - find the words you want, fast! Written and designed to ensure it is both age appropriate and beautifully easy to use. BL See words in action - real examples from the best children's books show you how it's done. Example sentences from authors including David Almond, Anne Fine, Philip Pullman, William Golding, Anthony Horrowitz, Beverley Naidoo, Jacqueline Wilson and many more from KS3/ 4 Framework reading lists as well as age-appropriate fiction. BL All the words you need - includes all curriculum words for secondary level. Specifically aimed at KS3 and KS4 across the curriculum, closely linked to the KS3 Literacy Framework, plus language panels for project work, cross-curriculum vocabulary and synonyms for overused words. Activity CD-ROM BL Over 60 fun activities to practice key dictionary and language skills BL Print out and fill in crosswords, games and quizzes to learn about tenses, word origins, and usage BL Clearly links to curriculum requirements

  • The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People

    The "Oxford Children's Book of Famous People" is a one-stop guide to the people who matter. This stylish and information-packed book tells the stories of 1000 women and men whose lives have influenced the course of history. Learn about the famous and the infamous - leaders from Genghis Khan to Tony Blair; scientists and thinkers from Aristotle to Stephen Hawking; personalities from Rasputin to Michael Jordan. The text is organized alphabetically for easy reference, but there are also chronological and thematic directories linking people in time and by area of achievement. In this new edition, the entries have been updated, and there are new biographies of such figures as George W. Bush, J. K. Rowling, Julia Roberts and Steve Redgrave.

  • Thucydides

    Thucydides' account of the war between Athens and Sparta is the first great work of political history and still a fundamental text for political science and international relations today; it is also a compelling story, full of vivid characters and tragic miscalculations. This collection of essays is designed to accompany, instruct, and stimulate readers of Thucydides by making accessible some classic and influential studies that are frequently cited but not always easy to access. (One-third of the essays appear here in English for the first time.) All Greek is translated, and an introductory chapter surveys the chronology and thematic controversies among Thucydides' readings from antiquity to the present.

  • Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People

    In the UK, over two-thirds of acute hospital beds are inhabited by people of an older age. The Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People addresses the knowledge and skills needed by nurses working with older people. This book is an invaluable reference guide that supports nurses in everyday clinical decision-making, covering important issues such as ageism, the role of carers, and mental health, and including guidelines on stroke care, falls management, infection control, palliative care, and medication management. Nurses need to have knowledge of nursing the older person to enable them to provide holistic, person-centred care. The Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People covers the basic principles and the key factors that are required to provide a high quality service.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Race

    The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment brings together 42 of the most important scholars and writing on the subject today. Extending the purview of feminist criticism, it offers an intersectional paradigm for considering representations of gender in the context of race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion. In addition to sophisticated textual analysis drawing on the methods of historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and posthumanism, a team of international experts discuss Shakespeare's life, contemporary editing practices, and performance of his plays on stage, on screen, and in the classroom. This theoretically sophisticated yet elegantly written Handbook includes an editor's Introduction that provides a comprehensive overview of current debates.

  • Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations: Problems and Solutions: A Sourcebook for Scientists and Engineers

    An ideal companion to the new 4th Edition of Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations by Jordan and Smith (OUP, 2007) this text contains over 500 problems and fully-worked solutions in nonlinear differential equations. With 272 figures and diagrams, subjects covered include phase diagrams in the plane, classification of equilibrium points, geometry of the phase plane, perturbation methods, forced oscillations, stability, Mathieu's equation, Liapunov methods, bifurcations and manifolds, homoclinic bifurcation, and Melnikov's method. The problems are of variable difficulty; some are routine questions, others are longer and expand on concepts discussed in Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations 4th Edition, and in most cases can be adapted for coursework or self-study. Both texts cover a wide variety of applications while keeping mathematical prequisites to a minimum making these an ideal resource for students and lecturers in engineering, mathematics and the sciences.

  • Oxford Science Study Dictionary

    "The Oxford Science Study Dictionary" explains all the terminology your students will meet right up to GCSE and Standard Grade with definitions given in complete sentences that are easy to read and understand. It is also the only dictionary to define related terms on the same page so that student can explore words in their scientific context. Key points are: wordfinder listing all headwords in alphabetical order with page references (over 5000 entries); and main dictionary consisting of double-page spreads arranged thematically.

  • Complete Mathematics for Cambridge Lower Secondary 2: Cambridge Checkpoint and beyond

    Written by experienced examiners to comprehensively cover the revised Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum, this course will thoroughly prepare your students to excel in the Checkpoint test and offers rigorous challenge that will give students a flying start in the Cambridge IGCSE. With a methodical and logical approach that matches the new framework, carefully developed exercises will stretch students while the sheer volume of practice will reinforce understanding. Complete Mathematics is the new name for Oxford International Maths.

  • Coulson on Construction Adjudication (book and digital pack)

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    MRI has emerged as a powerful way of studying in-vivo brain structure and function in both healthy and disease states. Whilst new researchers may be able to call upon advice and support for acquisition from operators, radiologists and technicians, it is more challenging to obtain an understanding of the principles of analysing neuroimaging data. This is crucial for choosing acquisition parameters, designing and performing appropriate experiments, and correctly interpreting the results. This primer gives a general and accessible introduction to the wide array of MRI-based neuroimaging methods that are used in research. Supplemented with online datasets and examples to enable the reader to obtain hands-on experience working with real data, it provides a practical and approachable introduction for those new to the neuroimaging field. The text also covers the fundamentals of what different MRI modalities measure, what artifacts commonly occur, the essentials of the analysis, and common 'pipelines' including brain extraction, registration and segmentation. As it does not require any background knowledge beyond high-school mathematics and physics, this primer is essential reading for anyone wanting to work in neuroimaging or grasp the results coming from this rapidly expanding field. The Oxford Neuroimaging Primers are short texts aimed at new researchers or advanced undergraduates from the biological, medical or physical sciences. They are intended to provide a broad understanding of the ways in which neuroimaging data can be analyzed and how that relates to acquisition and interpretation. Each primer has been written so that it is a stand-alone introduction to a particular area of neuroimaging, and the primers also work together to provide a comprehensive foundation for this increasingly influential field.

  • Co-ordinated Science: Physics

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  • Hindu-Muslim Riots

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  • Daybreak: Writings on Faiz

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  • Finance and Investment: The European Case

    Low growth, low investment, insufficient spend on infrastructure, weak bank lending to the corporate sector, and funding deficiencies of small and medium-sized enterprises are all causes of concern in Europe. To many, they point to fundamental problems in the financing of European companies and in Europe's financial systems. Are these concerns valid and do the structure and performance of the financial system lie at their heart? If so, what should be done to address them, and have the right policy prescriptions been identified to date? A product of the Restarting European Investment Finance research programme, Finance and Investment: The European Case brings together leading researchers to consider the causes of the persistently low level of investment in Europe. It examines the extent to which the financial system is a contributory factor and identifies possible remedies, considering the relation of finance to corporate sector investment, the lending behaviour of banks, the provision of equity financing, and the role of public sector institutions, regulation, and taxation. Finance and Investment provides one of the most comprehensive and thorough analyses of any financial system undertaken to date. It reflects a large body of research using new and existing data sets, employing advanced empirical tools, and exploiting the unique insights provided by the tumultuous events of financial and sovereign debt crises. Together, they comprise an exceptional body of knowledge to advance academic thinking and guide policy formulation.

  • Viruses: A Very Short Introduction

    Viruses are big news. From pandemics such as HIV, to swine flu, and SARS, we are constantly being bombarded with information about new lethal infections. In this Very Short Introduction Dorothy Crawford demonstrates how clever these entities really are. From their discovery and the unravelling of their intricate structures, Crawford demonstrates how these tiny parasites are by far the most abundant life forms on the planet. With up to two billion of them in each litre of sea water, viruses play a vital role in controlling the marine environment, and are essential to the ocean's delicate ecosystem. In this fully updated edition, Crawford recounts stories of renowned killer viruses such as the recent Ebola and Zika epidemics, as well as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, and considers the importance of air travel in facilitating the international spread of viruses in the twenty first century. Discussing the impact of global warming, which is increasing the range of vector-transmitted viruses such as dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile virus, she also considers the effect this will have on native populations in subtropical and temperate climates of the Americas, Australasia, and Europe. By examining our lifestyle in the 21st century, Crawford looks to the future to ask whether we can ever live in harmony with viruses, and considers the ways in which we may need to adapt to prevent emerging viruses with devastating consequences. 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.

  • AS and A Level Physics Through Diagrams: Oxford Revision Guides

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  • Nocturnal Music in the Land of the Sufis: The Unheard Pakistan

    In Nocturnal Music in the Land of the Sufis Jurgen Wasim Frembgen takes the reader along on his fascinating mystical journeys into the musical worlds of Pakistan. In dense description he tells about his personal experiences and emotions while participating in ecstatic nights of music at Sufi shrines, attending trance rituals and listening enraptured to sublime and refined classical music in private music rooms in Lahore. In his ethnographic narrative he unfolds authentic cultural contexts and life worlds in which music is deeply embedded, tracing how music is perceived and 'tasted' by listeners. He himself listens with all his senses, above all with the 'ear of the heart', to sounds which seem to remove the veils between man and God. Thus, he experiences spirituality and discovers the enormous power of music in the land of the Sufis. This ethnographic narrative takes the reader along on fascinating mystical journeys into the musical worlds of Pakistan, relating his personal experiences and feelings while participating in ecstatic nights of music at Sufi shrines, attending trance rituals and listening enraptured to sublime and refined classical music in private music rooms in Lahore.

  • Mathematical Studies

    This book has been designed specifically to support the student through the IB Diploma Programme in Mathematical Studies. It includes worked examples and numerous opportunities for practice. In addition the book will provide students with features integrated with study and learning approaches, TOK and the IB learner profile. Examples and activities drawn from around the world will encourage students to develop an international perspective.

  • Marx: A Very Short Introduction

    Karl Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, whose theories have shaped and directed political, economic, and social thought for 150 years. Considering Marx's life and impact, renowned philosopher Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. Presenting Marx as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist, Singer explains Marx's key ideas on alienation, historical materialism, and the economic theory of Capital, in plain English. In this new edition, Singer explores whether Marx remains relevant to the twenty first century, and if so, how. Does the fact that eight billionaires now own as much as the bottom half of the world's population give support to Marxist thinking? Does the ease with which conservative politicians can win over working class voters by appealing to nationalism undermines Marx's view of class struggle and the inevitability of victory for the proletariat? Singer ponders key questions such as these, and also discusses the place of the internet as a 'productive force' when analysed in Marxist theory. He concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy, asking if there is any realistic prospect of replacing capitalism with a better system of production and distribution in the twenty first century. 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.

  • Shakespeare And Text (Oxford Shakespeare Topics)

    Oxford Shakespeare Topics provide students and teachers with short books on important aspects of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship. Each book is written by an authority in its field, and combines accessible style with original discussion of its subject. Shakespeare and Text is an indispensable and unique guide to its topic. It takes Shakespeare readers to the very foundation of his work, explaining how his plays first took shape in the theatre where writing was part of a larger collective enterprise. As the resulting manuscripts are virtually all lost, the account then turns to the early modern printing industry that produced the earliest surviving texts of Shakespeare's plays. It describes the roles of publisher and printer, the controls exerted through the Stationers' Company, and the technology of printing. A chapter is devoted to the book that gathered Shakespeare's plays together for the first time, the First Folio of 1623. Shakespeare and Text goes on to survey the major developments in textual studies over the past century. It builds on the recent upsurge of interest in textual theory, and deals with issues such as collaboration, the instability of the text, the relationship between theatre culture and print culture, and the book as a material object. Later chapters examine the current critical edition, explaining the procedures that transform early texts in to a very different cultural arte fact, the edition in which we regularly encounter Shakespeare.

  • The Global and the Local: Understanding the Dialectics of Business Systems

    '...there is... no lack of ambition in this book. And yet, unlike much of what today comes as sociology, it is fun to read, written in a way that combines the very abstract and the very concrete, the principles of general theories and the anecdotes of specific histories, in ways that are enlightening and entertaining at the same time. Those who take the book to heart will find themselves in possession of a language that can speak about 'globalization' in a non-sensationalist manner without, however, in any way detracting from its significance - in fact, quite to the contrary. They will much better and more systematically understand the lasting significance of the local in a world whose horizons of action are expanding.' From the Foreword by Wolfgang Streeck, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne The rhetoric of internationalization and globalization often suggests an inexorable move away from domestic cultural and institutional differences. Yet the development of internationalization within individual nations has been shaped by those very domestic institutions and cultures, as 'best practice' or other kinds of international learning have been translated into established practice and knowledge. In this important study, Arndt Sorge presents a sociological theory of the development of human societies to explain how business systems evolve and change, and how internationalization works to specify and change societal identities within nations. Examining changes in work, organization, corporate governance, and human resources, Sorge shows how this interaction is a pattern that has been followed over centuries. Indeed, amongst the cases Sorge presents, he concentrates on the example of Germany, a supposedly highly homogeneous and closed society, as evidence for the universality of shifting borders, expanding horizons, local adoption and adaptation of global practices, and the hybridization of systems and standards, as the normal course of social evolution. Arndt Sorge's analysis of globalization combines rigorous theoretical reasoning with empirically-grounded analysis, and deliberately adopts a general social science approach, drawing on research from Business and Management Studies, Sociology, Political Science, and History.

  • A Level Mathematics for Edexcel: Core C1/C2

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  • Oxford Latin Course: Part I: Student's Book

    The acclaimed Oxford Latin Course has been completely revised and restructured in the light of a national survey of Classics teachers. The course is in three parts, each with an accompanying Teacher's Book. Parts I-III are built around a narrative detailing the life of Horace, based closely on historical sources which develops an understanding of the times of Cicero and Augustus.

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  • Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks

    This collection of essays celebrates the life and work of Peter Birks, who was Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of All Souls College. Widely known as one of the most prolific legal scholars for over twenty years, his contribution to English obligations law is legendary. He was Founder of the Clarendon Law Lectures, editor of the Clarendon Law Series, editor of the Oxford English Law Series, and author of several works on the English law of restitution, comparative restitution, and unjust enrichment. This works in this volume cover the English law of unjust enrichment and restitution, comparative perspectives on unjust enrichment and restitution, Roman law, and legal history, reflecting the range on Peter Birks' work and influence. As one of the most distinguished academic lawyers of his generation Peter Birks' contribution to legal scholarship grew to be recognised as one of the most outstanding by a British jurist in the second half of the twentieth century. This collection attempts to acknowledge and pay tribute to Peter Birks' work.

  • Pemberton Mathematics for Cambridge IGCSE® Student Book

    This dynamic and accessible approach fully covers the Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics syllabus at Extended Level, and supports the strongest achievement in exams. Providing a sequential and logical teaching path through the full syllabus, it thoroughly addresses all four curriculum areas with clear pictures and diagrams - supporting EAL learners. Using an active approach to learning, it includes plenty of worked examples and graduated exercises, with answers, to steadily build learners' confidence. A CD loaded with conceptual support for every part of the book further cements understanding. A Teacher Resource Kit is also available, providing ideas, lesson plans and support.

  • The Poetic Edda

    She sees, coming up a second time, earth from the ocean, eternally green; the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them, over the mountain hunting fish. After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related. The one-eyed Odin, red-bearded Thor, Loki the trickster, the lovely goddesses, and the giants who are their enemies walk beside the heroic Helgi, Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer, Brynhild the shield-maiden, and the implacable Gudrun. This translation also features the quest-poem The Lay of Svipdag and The Waking of Angantyr, in which a girl faces down her dead father to retrieve his sword. Comic, tragic, instructive, grandiose, witty, and profound, the poems of the Edda have influenced artists from Wagner to Tolkien and speak to us as freely as when they were first written down seven hundred and fifty years ago.

  • Blackstone's UK & EC Competition Documents

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  • Professional Conduct 2007-2008

    Professional Conduct underpins the vocational stage of training for the Bar by giving the student an excellent grounding in the principles of professional conduct and the application of those principles to ethical issues often arising in practice. It includes full discussion of the letter and the spirit of the Code of Conduct, together with the full and current text of the Code and annexes issued by the Bar Council. This manual builds upon students' knowledge of the Code by increasing their understanding of the broader ethical considerations they will have to take into account when working at the Bar today. Common difficulties are identified and guidance is given on the correct approach. Students are encouraged to question the application of the spirit of the Code when the solution to a particular problem cannot be found in any express provisions, and to think carefully about his or her own personal morality to ensure that it does not conflict with their ethical conduct as a barrister. The clear, concise guidance in this manual is written by experienced barristers and lecturers, making it the ideal reference source for students.

  • OCR Gateway GCSE Chemistry Resources and Planning Pack

    Our resources for the 2011 OCR Gateway GCSE Science specifications have been specifically developed to fit the needs of real students and teachers. OCR Gateway GCSE Science is designed to engage every student and stimulate their interest in science. This course is the simplest and clearest approach of all resources available, with all the help and support you need to teach the new specifications with ease and make the transition as smooth as possible. It also provides comprehensive exam preparation and assessment to help your students understand what is expected of them and improve their grades. The GCSE Science Resources and Planning Pack gives you all the support you need to help make the transition to the new specifications as easy as possible. It contains a wealth of support including lesson plans covering the whole course, homework and cover lessons and activity sheets. Step-by-step guidance is provided every step of the way, including help for the new content and styles of assessment, as well as the new Controlled Assessment.

  • Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians

    The third edition of Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians is a practical guide to analyzing and resolving the ethical dilemmas medical practitioners face on a day-to-day basis. Drawing extensively on real-life scenarios, this book takes a case-based approach to provide students and practitioners with the advice and skills they need to help their patients and overcome ethical challenges in the field. Fully revised to include up-to-date coverage of such important topics as patient-practitioner relationships in the digital age and advances in reproductive medicine and reproductive technologies, this third edition of Doing Right will provide readers with the most up-to-date guidebook to medical ethics available.

  • BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Sport Student Book

    This new edition of the bestselling BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Sport Student Book is endorsed by Edexcel and contains all the support you need for the new 2013 specification, covering all 13 core and optional units for the Award, Certificate and Extended Certificate. Engaging and inspiring, BTEC Level 2 Firsts in Sport will help you achieve your best.

  • Concise Oxford Thesaurus

    The Concise Oxford Thesaurus provides coverage of over 300,000 synonyms and antonyms, making it the ideal reference tool to improve your writing style or find the word you need to solve that crossword or puzzle. Published On: 2007-06-19

  • Twenty First Century Science: GCSE Additional Applied Science e-Book

    Twenty First Century Science BL is a suite of complementary specifications offering flexible and exciting options for science at GCSE BL is unique in having been extensively trialled over three years with more than 6,000 students in each year BL is motivating, stimulating, and relevant The specifications and resources are the products of close collaboration between the University of York Science Education Group, the Nuffield Curriculum Centre, OCR, and Oxford University Press. The GCSE Science course contains nine modules: -B1 You and your genes -B2 Keeping healthy -B3 Life on Earth -C1 Air quality -C2 Material choices -C3 Food matters -P1 The Earth in the Universe -P2 Radiation and life -P3 Radioactive materials A comprehensive set of trialled resources is available: A Textbook at each of Foundation and Higher tiers which use engaging, up-to-date science contexts. Workbooks at each of Foundation and Higher tiers which can be used for homework and provide the student with a set of summary notes to help with revision. A Revision Guide. A Teacher and Technician Guide with lesson plans covering the whole course, including assessments, homeworks, and cover lessons, and activity sheets. An iPack CD-ROM which includes the lesson plans in interactive form, along with over 100 video and audio clips, animations, and PowerPoint presentations. Remember the CD-ROMs are eligible for e-learning credits. An eBook CD-ROM, which contains the entire content of both the Foundation and Higher Tier student textbooks. For more information, visit: www.twentyfirstcenturyscience.org

  • Remote Sensing of Vegetation: Principles, Techniques, and Applications

    Remote sensing is becoming an increasingly important tool for agriculturalists, ecologists, and land managers for the study of Earth's agricultural and natural vegetation, and can be applied to further our understanding of key environmental issues, including climate change and ecosystem management. This timely introduction offers an accessible yet rigorous treatment of the basics of remote sensing at all scales, illustrating its practical application to the study of vegetation. Despite a quantitative approach, the advanced mathematics and complex models common in modern remote sensing literature is demystified through clear explanations that emphasise the key underlying principles, and the core physical aspects are explained in the biological context of vegetation and its adaptation to its specific environment. Various techniques and instruments are addressed, making this a valuable source of reference, and the advantages and disadvantages of these are further illustrated through worked examples and case studies. . Rigorous physical and mathematical principles presented in a way readily understood by those without a strong mathematical background . Boxes throughout summarize key information and concepts . The student is directed to carefully chosen further reading articles, allowing them to explore key topics in more detail Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Remote Sensing of Vegetation features: For Students: . Links to useful websites For lecturers: . Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download

  • The Charismatic Leader-Quaid-i-Azam M.A. Jinnah and the Creation of Pakistan

    This second, revised edition of the book is an updated version, covering the most recent writings on the subject, especially in India, and provides a detailed and systematic analysis of the charismatic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the leader of Indian Muslims during the crisis-ridden decade of 1937-47. Based on the concept of charisma formulated by Max Weber and developed by recent writers, the study concentrates on the "personality-related" and "situational" factors that led to the emergence of Jinnah as the charismatic leader of the Muslims and sustained him in that role until the creation of Pakistan. In explaining and explicating Jinnah's charisma, his early political career and the crises facing the Muslims of British India, both systemic and of leadership, have been examined at length. A particular emphasis has been placed on the roles of Aga Khan, Mian Fazl-i-Hussain, Sikandar Hayat Khan, Khizar Hayat Khan Tiwana, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, and Maulana Hussain Ahmad Madani. This has been followed by a discussion of Jinnah's "formula" of Pakistan, including the criticisms of the Lahore Resolution by the then Hindu leadership and Indian writers of today. Subsequently, an effort has been made to highlight Jinnah's strategy for political mobilization of the Muslims and their organization under the banner of the All-India Muslim League. Finally, his struggle for the creation of Pakistan as the charismatic leader of the Muslims, in spite of the combined opposition of the British and the Congress, is evaluated and assessed, especially in the context of his accepting and then rejecting the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946, the last constitutional plan to keep India united. In their "enthusiasm, despair, and hope", the Muslims rallied behind Jinnah and his Pakistan demand like never before. The result was that, at the creation of Pakistan in August 1947, his charisma was truly at its "zenith". He had accomplished his mission. Although Jinnah has been studied as a charismatic leader before, no previous study has defined and discussed the concept of charisma so methodically or employed it to analyze his leadership in such a systematic, organized manner. In this sense, the book is unique and distinct and makes an original contribution to the scholarly literature on Jinnah's political leadership. Indeed, as Dr Roger D. Long, a distinguished American historian, observed, "Dr Hayat's analysis of Jinnah as a charismatic figure fills an important lacuna in the field." The first edition of the book received the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan's "Best Book Publication Award" (2011).

  • Blackstone's EU Treaties & Legislation 2018-2019

    Unsurpassed in authority, reliability and accuracy; the 2018-2019 edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate all relevant legislation for EU law courses. Blackstone's EU Treaties & Legislation is an abridged collection of legislation carefully reviewed and selected by Professor Nigel Foster. With unparalleled coverage of EU law, Blackstone's EU Treaties & Legislation leads the market: consistently recommended by lecturers and relied on by students for exam and course use. Blackstone's EU Treaties & Legislation is: - Trusted: ideal for exam use - Practical: find what you need instantly - Reliable: current, comprehensive coverage - Relevant: content reviewed to match your course Online resources The accompanying online resources include video guides to reading and interpreting statutes, web links, exam tips, and an interactive sample Act of Parliament.

  • Twenty First Century Science: GCSE Separate Science Revision Guide 2/E

    The second editions of the Twenty First Century Science resources have been developed in partnership with OCR, the University of York Science Education Group and the Nuffield Foundation. They have been fully updated to match the 2011 specifications. The GCSE Separate Science Revision Guide contains activities to help students reach their true potential. It identifies areas that require further work and also contains concise fact banks and practice GCSE-style questions, plus exam preparation hints and tips.

  • A Dictionary of Chemistry

    Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of this popular dictionary is the ideal reference resource for students of chemistry, either at school or at university. With over 4,700 entires - over 200 new to this edition - it covers all aspects of chemistry, from physical chemistry to biochemistry. The sixth edition boasts broader coverage in subject areas such as forensics, metallurgy, materials science, and geology, increasing the dictionary's appeal to students in these related fields. There are also biographical entries on key figures, highlighted entries on major topics such as polymers and crystal defects, and a chronology charting the main discoveries in atomic theory, biochemistry, explosives, and plastics.

  • Core Mathematics for IGCSE: Endorsed by University of Cambridge International Examinations

    This is a new edition of an existing textbook, with updated content for the 2006 syllabus. It is designed to be a student main text, and contains all you need to pass the IGCSE Core exam. The book focuses on the critical skills of using and applying Mathematics and offers full coverage of the curriculum, with thousands of practice questions.

  • Blackstone's Police Manuals 2019: Four Volume Set

    Blackstone's Police Manuals, endorsed by the College of Policing, are the only official study guides for the NPPF Step Two Legal Examination (formerly OSPRE(R) Part I). Straightforward and accessible, Blackstone's Police Manuals offer you the only comprehensive version of the 2019 syllabus and they are the only resource used by question writers when preparing a NPPF Step Two Legal Examination. The four volumes of Crime, Evidence and Procedure, Road Policing, and General Police Duties cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure, with key parts of legislation reproduced for your reference and with each chapter professionally checked and reviewed by the College of Policing. Complex or commonly misunderstood areas feature handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping you to establish the connections between legislation and police procedure. The 2019 editions have been updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law, including the Policing and Crime Act 2017, significant updates to PACE Codes C, E and F, the Data Protection Act 2018, and the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. Blackstone's Police Manuals are also available as part of our online Blackstone's Police Manuals and Q&As service: http://www.blackstonespoliceservice.com

  • Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech

    Future Politics confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? The great political debate of the last century was about how much of our collective life should be determined by the state and what should be left to the market and civil society. In the future, the question will be how far our lives should be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems - and on what terms? Jamie Susskind argues that rapid and relentless innovation in a range of technologies - from artificial intelligence to virtual reality - will transform the way we live together. Calling for a fundamental change in the way we think about politics, he describes a world in which certain technologies and platforms, and those who control them, come to hold great power over us. Some will gather data about our lives, causing us to avoid conduct perceived as shameful, sinful, or wrong. Others will filter our perception of the world, choosing what we know, shaping what we think, affecting how we feel, and guiding how we act. Still others will force us to behave certain ways, like self-driving cars that refuse to drive over the speed limit. Those who control these technologies - usually big tech firms and the state - will increasingly control us. They will set the limits of our liberty, decreeing what we may do and what is forbidden. Their algorithms will resolve vital questions of social justice, allocating social goods and sorting us into hierarchies of status and esteem. They will decide the future of democracy, causing it to flourish or decay. A groundbreaking work of political analysis, Future Politics challenges readers to rethink what it means to be free or equal, what it means to have power or property, what it means for a political system to be just or democratic, and proposes ways in which we can - and must - regain control.

  • Greek and Latin Narratives about the Ancient Martyrs

    Greek and Latin Narratives about the Ancient Martyrs provides a collection, with facing-page translations, of Greek and Latin Christian martyr narratives dating from the first four centuries CE. While Herbert Musurillo's authoritative collection The Acts of the Martyrs (1972) aimed to gather the most 'authentic' and 'reliable' accounts of early Christian martyrdom, Eric Rebillard argues that modern scholarship instead calls for texts which attest to the contexts in which the memories of the martyrs were constructed. As such, this extensive volume provides a textual basis for the study of martyr narratives without making assumptions about their date of composition or their authenticity. It focuses on the ancient martyrs executed before 260, and examines which of their texts was known to Eusebius or to Augustine. Introductions describe the hagiographical dossier of each martyr with crucial information about the manuscript tradition of the different texts and provide a terminus ante quem for their composition based only on external evidence.

  • Creating and Capturing Value through Crowdsourcing

    Examples of the value that can be created and captured through crowdsourcing go back to at least 1714 when the UK used crowdsourcing to solve the Longitude Problem, obtaining a solution that would enable the UK to become the dominant maritime force of its time. Today, Wikipedia uses crowds to provide entries for the world's largest and free encyclopedia. Partly fueled by the value that can be created and captured through crowdsourcing, interest in researching the phenomenon has been remarkable. Despite this - or perhaps because of it - research into crowdsourcing has been conducted in different research silos, within the fields of management (from strategy to finance to operations to information systems), biology, communications, computer science, economics, political science, among others. In these silos, crowdsourcing takes names such as broadcast search, innovation tournaments, crowdfunding, community innovation, distributed innovation, collective intelligence, open source, crowdpower, and even open innovation. This book aims to assemble chapters from many of these silos, since the ultimate potential of crowdsourcing research is likely to be attained only by bridging them. Chapters provide a systematic overview of the research on crowdsourcing from different fields based on a more encompassing definition of the concept, its difference for innovation, and its value for both private and public sector.

  • Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

    The bestselling Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine provides practical, accessible guidelines on a huge range of situations that present to the Emergency department. It is the essential guide for junior doctors (including candidates for examinations in Emergency Medicine), specialist nurses, paramedics, general practitioners and other allied health professionals. The text is deliberately precise and prescriptive giving up-to-date step-by-step advice on presentation, investigation, diagnosis, emergency treatment and further referral for adult and paediatric patients. Practical guidance on the management of a huge range of situations is provided including poisoning, major trauma, ob/gyn, psychiatric and paediatric emergencies. Important practical procedures are covered in a stepwise, easy-to-follow format with line diagrams illustrating anatomical landmarks. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to include the 2006 Resuscitation Council guidelines, as well as new guidelines from NICE, SIGN, BTS, ATLS and changes to the compulsory psychiatric hospitalisation law. There are updates on management throughout and new information on avian flu, terrorism, hospital acquired infections including MRSA and hand washing.

  • Vergil's Eclogues

    This volume, together with its companion on the Georgics and the previously published volume on the Aeneid, completes the coverage of Vergil's poetry in Oxford Readings in Classical Studies. It collects ten classic papers on the Eclogues written between 1970 and 1999 by leading scholars from several different countries. The contributions are representative of recent developments in Vergilian scholarship, with some discussing general issues raised by the work and others treating important individual poems and passages. The editor's introduction places the essays in their context. A conspectus of contemporary Eclogues criticism, the book will be helpful to students who are encountering the poems for the first time - all Latin has been translated - and will also serve as a reference work for more seasoned scholars.

  • GCSE Mathematics

    This text is part of the "Oxford Revision Guides" series, which are reissues of the two series, "GCSE Revise Through Diagrams" and "Advanced Revision Handbooks", now combined with newly branded covers. The GCSE titles have extra 16-page sections on revision techniques and sample questions for the new GCSE syllabuses, first examined in June 1998. This book covers the GCSE mathematics syllabus and can be used for group work or individual study. Each topic is summarized on a single page and diagrams and concise notes help students to revise.

  • Paediatric Dermatology

    Paediatric Dermatology is an indispensible and highly-accessible guide for all healthcare professionals faced with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with skin diseases. Subdivided into 37 comprehensive chapters written by experts in both dermatology and paediatrics, the book is organised according to presentation and body site rather than diagnosis, making it ideal for quick reference in the clinical setting as well as general study. It contains over 300 full-colour, high-quality clinical photographs of skin conditions, as well as simple algorithms to aid diagnosis of common presentations, such as itchy red rashes, blistering disorders, bruising and hair and nail disorders. Although attention is focused on more common diseases, the features of many more rare conditions are listed under relevant clinical signs to aid diagnosis. Advice is given on when to refer to a dermatologist, while short descriptions of approved treatment modalities are given where appropriate.

  • Textbook on Land Law

    Practical and contextual in its approach, lucid and engaging in style, Textbook on Land Law enlivens the subject for students. The innovative running case study used throughout illustrates the law in action, helping students to visualize the real life applications of the law and demystify abstract concepts. Academic details on key topics are explained straightforwardly for an accessible learning experience. This is enhanced by additional examples, extracts, diagrams, and sample documents which contribute to the building blocks of a clear framework, enabling students to gain a pragmatic understanding of the essential principles. A glossary of key terms is included at the end of the book for ease of reference, while end-of-chapter reading suggestions support further research and exam preparation. Online resources This textbook is also accompanied by online resources including self-test questions with instant feedback, guidance on approaching land law problems, as well as additional examination of topics such as leasehold covenants, perpetuities and accumulations, and undue influence and mortgages.

  • Introduction to Banach Spaces and Algebras

    Banach spaces and algebras are a key topic of pure mathematics. Graham Allan's careful and detailed introductory account will prove essential reading for anyone wishing to specialise in functional analysis and is aimed at final year undergraduates or masters level students. Based on the author's lectures to fourth year students at Cambridge University, the book assumes knowledge typical of first degrees in mathematics, including metric spaces, analytic topology, and complex analysis. However, readers are not expected to be familiar with the Lebesgue theory of measure and integration. The text begins by giving the basic theory of Banach spaces, including dual spaces and bounded linear operators. It establishes forms of the theorems that are the pillars of functional analysis, including the Banach-Alaoglu, Hahn-Banach, uniform boundedness, open mapping, and closed graph theorems. There are applications to Fourier series and operators on Hilbert spaces. The main body of the text is an introduction to the theory of Banach algebras. A particular feature is the detailed account of the holomorphic functional calculus in one and several variables; all necessary background theory in one and several complex variables is fully explained, with many examples and applications considered. Throughout, exercises at sections ends help readers test their understanding, while extensive notes point to more advanced topics and sources. The book was edited for publication by Professor H. G. Dales of Leeds University, following the death of the author in August, 2007.

  • Business Law 2018-2019

    Written by two experts in the field, Business Law provides practical, up-to-date coverage of company, partnership, taxation, and insolvency law, plus all relevant aspects of EU law. The manual provides all of the required material students need to understand the latest legal developments affecting business law transactions, with a particular focus on relevant taxation law and business accounts and including the details of the Autumn 2017 Budget. Examples are used throughout the manual to enable students to contextualize their learning effectively. Extensive and updated statutory references allow students both to cross-refer to appropriate primary sources, and to use the guide to interpret such sources. The book's depth of coverage, accessible format, and clear structure make it an ideal reference for students on the Legal Practice Course. Free online resources provide a range of student learning activities which guide students through scenarios based on topics in the book.

  • Interfaces in Crystalline Materials

    The study of interfaces within and between materials is a central field which is relevant to almost all aspects of materials science. For example, interfaces play a role in many of the mechanical and electrical properties of materials, phase transformations, and microstructure of materials.This book is intended to serve as a graduate text consisting of four inter-related parts spanning the structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, and properties of interfaces in crystalline materials. Throughout the book emphasis is placed on the conceptual foundations of the subject through the exposition of simple models and descriptions of key experimental observations. In this way the reader is gradually taken to the forefront of the subject. The first four chapters deal with structural aspects of interfaces - interfacial geometry, dislocation models, interatomic forces, and atomic structure. There are three chapters dealing with thermodynamic aspects of interfaces; the thermodynamics of interfaces; interfacial phases and phase transitions, and segregation of solute atoms. The kinetics of interfaces are covered in three chapters concerned with diffusion, conservative motion, and non-conservative motion. Finally there are two chapters which cover the electrical and mechanical properties of interfaces. This book is a unique introduction to the field of interfaces in crystalline materials spanning the subject in a coherent and pedagogical style.

  • The Prehistory of Music: Human Evolution, Archaeology, and the Origins of Musicality

    Music is possessed by all human cultures, and archaeological evidence for musical activities pre-dates even the earliest known cave art. Music has been the subject of keen investigation across a great diversity of fields, from neuroscience and psychology to ethnography, archaeology, and its own dedicated field, musicology. Despite the great contributions that these studies have made towards understanding musical behaviours, much remains mysterious about this ubiquitous human phenomenon--not least, its origins. In a ground-breaking study, this volume brings together evidence from these fields, and more, in investigating the evolutionary origins of our musical abilities, the nature of music, and the earliest archaeological evidence for musical activities amongst our ancestors. Seeking to understand the true relationship between our unique musical capabilities and the development of the remarkable social, emotional, and communicative abilities of our species, it will be essential reading for anyone interested in music and human physical and cultural evolution.

  • Science to GCSE: Summary Book

    Ideal for consolidation and revision, this text uses concise explanations and clear diagrams to present a complete summary of scientific concepts. Designed with independent study in mind, the book includes: learning objectives and questions on each spread; a self-check section to enable students to indentify areas needing consolidation; practice exam questions; indications of where higher level concepts are covered; and answers to all questions.

  • Compact Oxford Thesaurus for University and College Students

    The Compact Oxford Thesaurus for Students is a brand-new title specifically designed to meet the needs of today's students. It is perfect for student reference and everyday study needs. The thesaurus text is accessible and easy to use, with the most useful and common synonyms placed first. Throughout the thesaurus text there are notes giving advice on commonly confused words such as imply/infer, and affect/effect. The thesaurus has been market-tested with both teachers and students. Of particular relevance is the centre supplement, which gives lots of practical information - to help students use a thesaurus and write more effectively. As well as the printed book, there is an Online Resource Centre, accessed via weblinks given in the book, which gives additional information. This portable and affordable thesaurus is an essential reference tool for all college and university students who need practical advice about language, and those who want to write effectively and with confidence. The thesaurus includes 12 months' access* to Oxford's premium online dictionary and thesaurus service, Oxford Dictionaries Online, updated regularly with the latest developments to words and meanings, so you will have the most accurate picture of English available. Find out more about our living language using Oxford Dictionaries Online. Hear how words are spoken with thousands of audio pronunciations, and access over 1.9 million real English example sentences to see how words are used in context. Improve your confidence in writing with helpful grammar and punctuation guides, full thesaurus information, style and usage help, and much more. *Available in selected markets (UK, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa). Terms and conditions apply - please click here for information.

  • Ancient Greece

    This is one of two new titles from the acclaimed master of recreating the ancient world. Peter Connolly's superb illustrations bring to life the world of ancient Greece, in the 5th century BC, when Athens was home to some of the greatest artists and thinkers in history. All aspects of life in the city are revealed, as we watch Athenians in their homes, at the theatre, at work, at worship and at play. Perfect to support homework for children aged 8+ . Peter Connolly is a best-selling author and illustrator of the ancient world. His previous books with Oxford include Pompeii, The Roman Fort, The Legionary, The Cavalryman, The Ancient Greece of Odysseus, The Holy Land and The Ancient City. These have sold over 250,000 copies in English, and have been translated into many other languages. Peter Connolly is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Archaeology, London.

  • Father Chaucer: Generating Authority in The Canterbury Tales

    The monograph series Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture showcases the plurilingual and multicultural quality of medieval literature and actively seeks to promote research that not only focuses on the array of subjects medievalists now pursue in literature, theology, and philosophy, in social, political, jurisprudential, and intellectual history, the history of art, and the history of science but also that combines these subjects productively. It offers innovative studies on topics that may include, but are not limited to, manuscript and book history; languages and literatures of the global Middle Ages; race and the post-colonial; the digital humanities, media and performance; music; medicine; the history of affect and the emotions; the literature and practices of devotion; the theory and history of gender and sexuality, ecocriticism and the environment; theories of aesthetics; medievalism. When Geoffrey Chaucer is named the 'Father of English poetry', an inherent assumption about paternity is transmitted. Chaucer's 'fatherhood' is presented as a means of poetic legitimization, a stable mode of authority that connects the medieval author with all the successive generations of English writers. This book argues, however, that for Chaucer himself, paternity was a far more fraught ambition, one capable of devastating male identity as surely as it could enshrine it. Moving away from anachronistic assumptions about reproduction and authority, this book argues that Chaucer profoundly struggled with his own desire to create something that would last past his own death. For Chaucer also believed that men were the humble, mortal playthings of an all too distant God. Medieval Christianity taught that the earth was but a temporary, sorrowful abode for corrupted men, and that the fall from grace was reborn within each generation of Adam's sons. Chaucer knew that God had set sharp limits upon man's ability to create with certainty, and to determine his own posterity. Yet, what could be more human than the longing to wrest some small authority from one's own mortal flesh? This book argues that this essential intellectual, ethical, and religious crisis lies at the very heart of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Within this masterpiece of English literature, Chaucer boldly confronts the impossibility of his own aching wish to see his offspring, biological and poetic, last beyond his own death, to claim the authority simultaneously promised and denied by the very act of creation.

  • Abridged Greek Lexicon

    This abridgement of the world's most authoritative dictionary of ancient Greek is intended chiefly for use in schools. To this end, some of the more specialised words relating to medicine and science have been excluded, whilst words from works of particular relevance to school usage have been retained, and the number of irregular verb tenses expanded.

  • God & the Gothic: Religion, Romance, & Reality in the English Literary Tradition

    God and the Gothic: Romance and Reality in the English Literary Tradition provides a complete reimagining of the Gothic literary canon to examine its engagement with theological ideas, tracing its origins to the apocalyptic critique of the Reformation female martyrs, and to the Dissolution of the monasteries, now seen as usurping authorities. A double gesture of repudiation and regret is evident in the consequent search for political, aesthetic, and religious mediation, which characterizes the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution and Whig Providential discourse. Part one interprets eighteenth-century Gothic novels in terms of this Whig debate about the true heir, culminating in Ann Radcliffe's melancholic theology which uses distance and loss to enable a new mediation. Part two traces the origins of the doppelganger in Calvinist anthropology and establishes that its employment by a range of Scottish writers offers a productive mode of subjectivity, necessary in a culture equally concerned with historical continuity. In part three, Irish Gothic is shown to be seeking ways to mediate between Catholic and Protestant identities through models of sacrifice and ecumenism, while in part four nineteenth-century Gothic is read as increasingly theological, responding to materialism by a project of re-enchantment. Ghost story writers assert the metaphysical priority of the supernatural to establish the material world. Arthur Machen and other Order of the Golden Dawn members explore the double and other Gothic tropes as modes of mystical ascent, while raising the physical to the spiritual through magical control, and the M. R. James circle restore the sacramental and psychical efficacy of objects.

  • How to Build a Time Machine

    Would you like to make a trip to the Moon, or build your own nuclear reactor? Have you ever wanted to travel through time? Well, here's your chance! Whether you're interested in cloning budgies or building black holes, the "How to" guides will tell you everything you need to know. These hands-on guides give you step-by step instructions on how to build a Moon rocket, clone a sheep, split the atom or make a time machine. And on the way to becoming a time traveller or nuclear genius, you can learn about the brilliant scientists who first made these incredible discoveries - and about the slightly less brilliant scientists who didn't. How to Build a Time Machine tells you everything you need to know to make your own time machine. The work of Einstein showed that time is not fixed: it can be stretched or compressed. And black holes, which are formed when huge stars explode, could give us a way to travel through time. Use this book to experiment with gravity, investigate worm holes - and build a working black hole!

  • Renal Transplantation

    Renal Transplantation has been written for use by trainees, doctors and nurses who are exposed to renal transplant patients and their donors. It is a practical, comprehensive guide to all aspects of renal transplantation. Every phase of donor and recipient care, from assessment to the transplant operation to post-transplant management, is included, with chapters covering essential background information and up-to-date management guidelines. Additional chapters include information on transplant immunology, tissue typing, immunosuppression and antibody incompatible transplantation. There are also chapters devoted to the most recent developments, particularly the increasing number of transplants from living donors, and strategies to perform 'high risk' transplants.

  • Paediatric Surgery

    Paediatric Surgery offers a thorough, practical overview of the subject as well as detailed information about a wide variety of unusual and unfamiliar conditions. It is aimed at both paediatric and general surgeons in training as well as clinical nurse specialists who want concise knowledge whilst in day-to-day practice, and is an invaluable revision tool for both MRCS and FRCS (Paediatrics) post-graduate exams. It will also appeal to more experienced surgeons who want a simple, up-to-date refresher about the topic. Content is structured by presentation, to help with problem-solving and diagnosis, but also combines information of the pathology involved, and descriptions of the relevant operative surgery. More detail is given to techniques likely to be performed by the surgeon-in-training, compared to more complex procedures where only the principles are given in order to aid participation rather than actual practice. Contributory chapters are written by UK consultants who have a recognised interest and expertise in their field with a clear message to be didactic, pragmatic and practical.

  • Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present

    Political Thinkers provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Western political thought written by a team of internationally renowned scholars. This collection provides an overview of the canon of great theorists, from Socrates and the Sophists to contemporary thinkers such as Habermas and Foucault. The second edition includes two new chapters on Cicero and Kant.

  • It Keeps Me Seeking: The Invitation from Science, Philosophy and Religion

    Here is a fresh look at how science contributes to the bigger picture of human flourishing, through a collage of science and philosophy, richly illustrated by the authors' own experience and personal reflection. They survey the territory of fundamental physics, machine learning, philosophy of human identity, evolutionary biology, miracles, arguments from design, naturalism, the history of ideas, and more. The natural world can be appreciated not only for itself, but also as an eloquent gesture, a narrative and a pointer beyond itself. Our human journey is not to a theorem or a treatise, but to a meeting which encompasses all our capacities. In this meeting, science is the means to find out about the structure of the physical world of which we are a part, not a means to reduce ourselves and our fellow human beings to mere objects of scrutiny, and still less a means to attempt the utterly futile exercise of trying to do that to God. We have intellectual permission to be open to the notion that God can be trusted and known. The material world encourages an open-hearted reaching out to something more, with a freedom to seek and to be received by what lies beyond the scope of purely impersonal descriptions and attitudes.

  • Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases

    The Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages are designed to provide a clear and logical framework for the assessment of damages in personal injury cases. The first edition of this title was regarded as a landmark in personal injury practice. Each succeeding issue has built on this reputation and the book has now firmly established itself as essential reading for all those involved in the area of personal injury litigation. This new edition has been fully updated to take into account inflation since the last edition as well as reflect decisions of the higher courts on quantum. It also includes a column of figures appropriate to those claims, still coming before the courts in substantial number, in which the 10% uplift in general damages recommended by Sir Rupert Jackson and endorsed by the Court of Appeal in Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1288 does not apply. As with previous editions, all judges involved in hearing personal injury cases will automatically receive a copy of the book.

  • The Collected Peter Pan

    'To die will be an awfully big adventure.' Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, is one of the immortals of children's literature. J. M. Barrie first created Peter Pan as a baby, living in secret with the birds and fairies in the middle of London, but as the children for whom he invented the stories grew older, so too did Peter, reappearing in Neverland, where he was aided in his epic battles with Red Indians and pirates by the motherly and resourceful Wendy Darling. Peter Pan has become a cultural icon and symbol for escapism and innocence, remaining popular with both children and adults. In this collected edition, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst brings together five of the main versions of the Peter Pan story, from Peter Pan's first appearance in The Little White Bird, to his novelisation of the story, the stage version, and unrealised silent film script. This edition contains a lively introduction, detailed explanatory notes, original illustrations, and appendices that include Barrie's coda to the play that was only performed once.

  • Sovereign Defaults Before Domestic Courts

    In this new book, Hayk Kupelyants examines sovereign debt litigation before the English and New York courts. The book sets out parties' litigation choices at various stages of proceedings and provides the legal background against which parties to a sovereign bond may wish to negotiate. The book offers an exhaustive account of litigation tactics available to bondholders and sovereign debtors alike. The book is unique in the breadth of its coverage. It examines issues of jurisdiction and choice of law at the preliminary stages of litigation, substantive challenges of various sorts to sovereign debt restructurings and to the repayment of bonds on merits, and enforcement of final judgments against the state and its assets in the post-judgment phase. This is a systematic explanation and critical evaluation of a difficult area of law, with regard to the current state of the law and key provisions of sovereign bond documents.

  • Oxford Children's Pocket Book of Facts

    This reference book is an updated version of the "Oxford Children's Pocket Book of Knowledge". It is packed with fascinating facts and information, and is illustrated with over 450 full-colour illustrations and contains over 500 articles covering science and technology, history, geography, sport, biography and the arts. The text has been written in style and easy-to-use format which has been specially designed to stimulate enquiring young minds.

  • Global Issues: MYP Project Organizer 2: IB Middle Years Programme

    Each Project Organizer contains six units with a different theme drawn from the UN Millennium Development Goals and structured around a unit question, bringing together two or three subjects in each unit.

  • Legalism: Property and Ownership

    In this volume, ownership is defined as the simple fact of being able to describe something as 'mine' or 'yours', and property is distinguished as the discursive field which allows the articulation of attendant rights, relationships, and obligations. Property is often articulated through legalism as a way of thinking that appeals to rules and to generalizing concepts as a way of understanding, responding to, and managing the world around one. An Aristotelian perspective suggests that ownership is the natural state of things and a prerequisite of a true sense of self. An alternative perspective from legal theory puts law at the heart of the origins of property. However, both these points of view are problematic in a wider context, the latter because it rests heavily on Roman law. Anthropological and historical studies enable us to interrogate these assumptions. The articles here, ranging from Roman provinces to modern-day piracy in Somalia, address questions such as: How are legal property regimes intertwined with economic, moral-ethical, and political prerogatives? How far do the assumptions of the western philosophical tradition explain property and ownership in other societies? Is the 'bundle of rights' a useful way to think about property? How does legalism negotiate property relationships and interests between communities and individuals? How does the legalism of property respond to the temporalities and materialities of the objects owned? How are property regimes managed by states, and what kinds of conflicts are thus generated? Property and ownership cannot be reduced to natural rights, nor do they straightforwardly reflect power relations: the rules through which property is articulated tend to be conceptually subtle. As the fourth volume in the Legalism series, this collection draws on common themes that run throughout the first three volumes: Legalism: Anthropology and History, Legalism: Community and Justice, and Legalism: Rules and Categories consolidating them in a framework that suggests a new approach to legal concepts.

  • Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past

    The past few years have seen a revolution in our ability to map whole genome DNA from ancient humans. With the ancient DNA revolution, combined with rapid genome mapping of present human populations, has come remarkable insights into our past. This important new data has clarified and added to our knowledge from archaeology and anthropology, helped resolve long-existing controversies, challenged long-held views, and thrown up some remarkable surprises. The emerging picture is one of many waves of ancient human migrations, so that all populations existing today are mixes of ancient ones, as well as in many cases carrying a genetic component from Neanderthals, and, in some populations, Denisovans. David Reich, whose team has been at the forefront of these discoveries, explains what the genetics is telling us about ourselves and our complex and often surprising ancestry. Gone are old ideas of any kind of racial 'purity', or even deep and ancient divides between peoples. Instead, we are finding a rich variety of mixtures. Reich describes the cutting-edge findings from the past few years, and also considers the sensitivities involved in tracing ancestry, with science sometimes jostling with politics and tradition. He brings an important wider message: that we should celebrate our rich diversity, and recognize that every one of us is the result of a long history of migration and intermixing of ancient peoples, which we carry as ghosts in our DNA. What will we discover next?

  • Tooth Talk

    A cobra has to stab its food. A shark has to rip it. What sort of teeth do they need? This is a very simple non-fiction, using labels and captions.

  • Countdown to Extinction: Animals in Danger!

    Today, there are over 6.5 billion people in the world. Together, we take up more space, eat more food and create more waste than any other form of life. Human dominance may be good news for us, but it's bad news for many other animals that share the planet with us. David Burnie looks at extinction from the mass wipe-out of the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago, to the probable extinction of the tiger within the next ten years. He covers many species from the cuddly and much-loved panda to the less attractive thylacine, classed as vermin but no less valuable to the ecological balance of the planet. All sorts of animals are represented, from the feathered and winged to the slimy and scaly.

  • The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1900-1911

    L.M. Montgomery (1874-1942) had begun keeping a private journal before she turned fifteen. From 1918 onward, she had carefully copied out her entries. She intended this detailed life record to be published posthumously. Montgomery's long-hidden version of her early life emerged as the bestselling Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery, Volumes I-V, first published in 1985. Twenty-five years ago, it seemed prudent to offer a tightly organized book with a strong central narrative, but this decision meant setting aside many entries on her personal tastes, her effusions over landscape, and her increasing bouts of depression. L.M. Montgomery's record of her life is published now for the first time without abridgement. The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The P.E.I. Years, 1889-1900 was published in early 2012 to much acclaim. This second book, covering the years 1901 to 1911, continues to provide a more comprehensive portrait of Montgomery's life in PEI than has ever been available before. This publication covers Montgomery's early adult years, including her work as a newspaper editor in Halifax, Nova Scotia; her publishing career taking flight; the death of her grandmother; and her forthcoming marriage to a local clergyman. It also documents her own reflections on writing, her increasingly problematic mood swings and feelings of isolation, and her changing relationship with the world around her, particularly that of Prince Edward Island. Available for the first time in paperback, this new edition recreates the format Montgomery herself devised. Over 300 of her photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, and professional portraits are reproduced, all with Montgomery's original placement and captions.

  • The European Union: How Does it Work?

    The new edition of this concise introductory text de-mystifies the European Union's structures and operation. Blending scholarly expertise and practitioners' experience, the authors introduce and analyse the EU's key actors, processes and developments. The book's overall aim is to provide an accessible, lively introduction to how the EU works and why it matters.

  • The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics

    The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context offers a new interpretation of the long and complex medieval allegorical poem written by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun in the thirteenth century, a work that became one of the most influential works of vernacular literature in the European Middle Ages. The scope and sophistication of the poem's content, especially in Jean's continuation, has long been acknowledged, but this is the first book-length study to offer an in-depth analysis of how the Rose draws on, and engages with, medieval philosophy, in particular with the Aristotelianism that dominated universities in the thirteenth century. It considers the limitations and possibilities of approaching ideas through the medium of poetic fiction, whose lies paradoxically promise truth and whose ambiguities and self-contradiction make it hard to discern its positions. This indeterminacy allows poetry to investigate the world and the self in ways not available to texts produced in the Scholastic context of universities, especially those of the University of Paris, whose philosophical controversies in the 1270s form the backdrop against which the poem is analysed. At the heart of the Rose are the three ideas of art, nature, and ethics, which cluster around its central subject: love. While the book offers larger claims about the Rose's philosophical agenda, different chapters consider the specifics of how it draws on, and responds to, Roman poetry, twelfth-century Neoplatonism, and thirteenth-century Aristotelianism in broaching questions about desire, epistemology, human nature, the imagination, primitivism, the philosophy of art, and the ethics of money.

  • Cancer-related Breakthrough Pain

    Malignant episodic (or "breakthrough") pain is a common feature of cancer pain that can have a negative impact on quality of life for both the patient and carer. It is characterized by a periodic increase in pain over background cancer pain and can be both severe in intensity and rapid in onset. Some patients who experience breakthrough pain are unresponsive to treatment and can pose a clinical challenge for physicians. Part of the "Oxford Pain Management Library", this concise pocketbook provides a practical, evidence-based approach to the management of cancer-related breakthrough pain, and acts as an invaluable introduction for trainees and nurses, as well as a handy ready-reference for general physicians. This book provides comprehensive coverage of current treatment options, including chapters on the general principles of management, oral transmucosal opioids, opioids delivered by other routes, and other agents (nitrous oxide, sedative agents).

  • Horace: Odes and Epodes

    This collection of recent articles provides convenient access to some of the best recent writing on Horace's Odes and Epodes. Formalist, structuralist, and historicizing approaches alike offer insight into this complex poet, who reinvented lyric at the transition from the Republic to the Augustan principate. Several classic studies in French, German, and Italian are here translated into English for the first time. A thread linking many of the pieces is the recurring debate over the performance of Horace's Odes. Fiction? Literal reality? A figurative appropriation of Greek tradition within the bookish culture of late Hellenism? Arguments both for and against gain a hearing. Michele Lowrie's introduction surveys the state of current scholarship and offers guidance on the seminal issues confronting the interpretation of Horatian lyric today. Suggestions for further reading and a consolidated bibliography open avenues for more extensive research.

  • Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme

    The Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme returns in a new edition to keep junior doctors, as well as their supervisors and senior medical students, up-to-date and give them the information and confidence they need to excel during and beyond the Foundation Programme. This new edition has been fully revised to take in the latest guidelines, the new junior doctors' contract, and the most recent Foundation Programme curriculum. It has new sections to demystify the NHS structure and explore key changes in social care and the interface with the NHS, and revised key information on the medical certificate of the cause of death, the role of the medical examiner, and changes to interactions with the coroner, as well as a new standalone chapter on Psychiatry. The junior doctor's pocket mentor, this handbook distils the knowledge of four authors across multiple NHS environments in an easy access format, covering everything from practical guidance at the patient's bedside to aspects of adapting to day-to-day life as a junior doctor that are rarely covered in medical school. With this indispensable survival guide to the Foundation Programme, you need never be alone on the wards again.

  • Starting Science: Student Book 2

    A highly successful general science course, the enduring popularity of Starting Science stems from its built-in differentiation, colourful, straightforward style, and its content-based approach.

  • Evidence Revision Pack: Law revision and study guide

    These two revision and study guides have been packaged together to offer you great value when you're looking to get the most out of your revision. Evidence Concentrate is the essential revision and study guide for law students looking to consolidate knowledge and achieve the best possible marks. Providing clear, succinct coverage of all the key topics, it enables you to quickly grasp the fundamental principles of this area of law and excel in your exams and coursework. Concentrate Q&A Evidence contains model exam questions and answers, with expert advice on recognising what examiners are looking for, structuring a first class answer, avoiding common exam mistakes and making your answer stand out from the crowd.

  • English Literature and Ancient Languages

    This is a study of the presence of Greek and Latin in British literature since the Renaissance. While the influence of Greek and Roman literature on British literature has been extensively surveyed, the role of those ancient languages themselves within modern British literature has only begun to be studied. This book is a study of the literary representation and dramatization of English in contact with Greek and Latin.

  • Vanished Ocean: How Tethys Reshaped the World

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  • The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

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  • Oxford Student Atlas 2012

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  • Environmental Law

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  • Drugs: The Truth

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  • Numerical Analysis and Optimization: An Introduction to Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation

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  • Co-ordinated Science: Biology

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  • Bose-Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity

    Ultracold atomic gases is a rapidly developing area of physics that attracts many young researchers around the world. Written by world renowned experts in the field, this book gives a comprehensive overview of exciting developments in Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity from a theoretical perspective. The authors also make sense of key experiments from the past twenty years with a special focus on the physics of ultracold atomic gases. These systems are characterized by a rich variety of features which make them similar to other important systems of condensed matter physics (like superconductors and superfluids). At the same time they exhibit very peculiar properties which are the result of their gaseous nature, the possibility of trapping in a variety of low dimensional and periodical configurations, and of manipulating the two-body interaction. The book presents a systematic theoretical description based on the most successful many-body approaches applied both to bosons and fermions, at equilibrium and out of equilibrium, at zero as well as at finite temperature. Both theorists and experimentalists will benefit from the book, which is mainly addressed to beginners in the field (master students, PhD students, young postdocs), but also to more experienced researchers who can find in the book novel inspirations and motivations as well as new insightful connections. Building on the authors' first book, Bose-Einstein Condensation (Oxford University Press, 2003), this text offers a more systematic description of Fermi gases, quantum mixtures, low dimensional systems and dipolar gases. It also gives further emphasis on the peculiar phenomenon of superfluidity and its key role in many observable properties of these ultracold quantum gases.

  • The United Nations Convention Against Torture and its Optional Protocol: A Commentary

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  • Intermediate Greek Lexicon: Founded upon the Seventh Edition of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon

    This abridgement of the world's most authoritative dictionary of ancient Greek is based on the 1883 revision. It includes some discussion of word usage, citing examples and characteristic phrases. Generally speaking, only words used by late writers and scientific terms have been omitted from the full lexicon. From Homer downwards, to the close of Attic Greek, care has been taken to include all words, as well as those used by Aristotle, Plutarch in his Lives, Polybius, Strabo, Lucian, and the writers of the New Testament.

  • Oxford International Maths for Cambridge Secondary 1 Volume 3

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  • Clear, Precise, Direct: Strategies for Writing

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  • Challenging Oppression and Confronting Privilege: A Critical Approach to Anti-Oppressive and Anti-Privilege Theory and Practice

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  • OXFORD SCHOOL DICTIONARY OF WORDS ORIGINS

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  • Starting Science: Students' Book 1

    A highly successful general science course, the enduring popularity of Starting Science stems from its built-in differentiation, colourful, straightforward style, and its content-based approach. Key Points: . Specifically designed for use in mixed-ability classes . Divided into units which are presented at three levels of difficulty . Careful explanation of scientific concepts set in everyday contexts . Range of questions for independent and class use

  • Concise Encyclopedia

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  • IB Study Guide: Physics 2nd Edition

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  • AQA GCSE Physics Online Homework (one year subscription)

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  • International Regulation of Banking: Basel II: Capital and Risk Requirements

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  • Employment Law in Context

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  • The Law of Contract in South Africa

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  • Exploring Proteins: a student's guide to experimental skills and methods

    Exploring Proteins offers a complete course in developing the skills - and self-confidence - to be able to understand the way proteins behave and the basis of the methods used to separate, identify and characterise them. Finding out about biological molecules and systems is a hands-on, experimental task: Exploring Proteins equips the reader with the skills they need to plan and carry out this experimental work, and to understand, analyse, and present the data their work generates. With a focus throughout on active learning, the book blends background information on proteins and protein biochemistry, with the methods used to study them, featuring extensive worked examples and questions throughout to help the reader check their understanding, and develop critical data-handling skills for themselves. It also offers complete flexibility - with sample data sets for readers without access to a lab, and suggested protocols for use where students can be given the opportunity to collect data for themselves. With the emphasis of research shifting from genomics to proteomics, there has never been a more important time for students to master key biomolecular research skills. Exploring Proteins is the ideal companion and guide to ensure students develop the skills they need. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Exploring Proteins features the following resources for registered adopters of the book: . Figures from the book in electronic format . Suggested protocols for the carrying out of experiments included in the book For students: . Detailed solutions to the end-of-chapter problems

  • All About Biology

    This book offers a very clear and straightforward presentation of Biology for Standard Grade and GCSE. The two experienced authors have provided easy-to-follow double pages with questions at the end of each spread. This features include: full-colour diagrams and photographs, together with short simple paragraphs; language level controlled to give a reading age of under 14; and emphasis on everyday relevance.

  • Administrative Justice in South Africa: An Introduction

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  • Complete Mathematics for Cambridge Lower Secondary Homework Book 2 (Pack of 15): For Cambridge Checkpoint and beyond

    Written by experienced examiners, this fully comprehensive course thoroughly covers the revised Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum, and these supportive Homework Books guarantee students get the practice they need to achieve their top potential. The sheer volume of practice will ensure all the concepts become second nature, while the focus on stretch and challenge will lay the best possible foundations for Cambridge IGCSE. Complete Mathematics is the new name for Oxford International Maths.

  • Oxford Reading Tree: Stories for Writing: Age 5-6: CD Unlimited User

    TheStories for Writing CD-ROM contains: three popular storybooks brought to life on the interactive whiteboard with audio and turn-the-page technology, a video of Pie Corbett telling his innovated version of each story, Pie Corbett's story maps for shared storytelling and writing, and a video of Pie Corbett offering helpful support and advice.

  • Business and Management

    With features and activities that encourage active learning and critical thinking, this book will improve skills across a range of areas. SL and HL are both covered entirely. This course book places the subject in a broader context, with features about famous figures in business and management, as well as a strong emphasis on Theory of Knowledge. International case studies are used to enhance the syllabus content and bring the real world consequences of business to light. Group and individual activities and a bank of examination-style questions are also included. New edition available now - ISBN 9780198390091

  • Economics

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  • A Dictionary of Biology

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  • The Oxford Study Thesaurus

    This alphabetical dictionary of synonyms contains approximately 20,000 entries. Specifically designed for the demands of the National Curriculum, it provides students with sample sentences which show how words may be used appropriately, and indicates which words are formal, informal or slang.

  • Suetonius the Biographer: Studies in Roman Lives

    The biographer Suetonius is one of the most fascinating writers of ancient Rome, but he is rarely afforded serious critical attention. This volume of new essays focuses on the various aspects of Suetonius' work, from his lost writing on Roman courtesans to his imperial portraits of the Caesars. Beginning with an introduction that assesses the originality of Suetonius as a writer and situates the essays within the context of debates and controversies over his biographical form, the collection addresses the issues surrounding his style, themes, and early influence on literature in three parts. The first part discusses formal features of Suetonian biography, such as his literary techniques, manners of citation and quotation, and devices of allusion and closure. The middle section is devoted to readings of the individual Lives, treating several topics - from Suetonius' decision to begin his collection with Julius Caesar, to fictional elements in his death scene of the emperor Caligula, to the theme of solitude in his Life of Domitian. The last part examines the ways in which Suetonius transgresses the boundaries of ancient biography by looking at his influence on epistolographers, antiquarians, commentators, and later biographers. This volume is essential reading for anyone who wants to know why Suetonius' Lives are such a unique and powerful medium for the stories of ancient Rome, and how they became the primary model for later biography.

  • The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus: Vol. II: Greek Commentary

    Volume II of a two-volume scholarly edition of the Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus by A.S.L. Farquharson. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with a translation, an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Modern Cosmology

    Scientific and popular literature on modern cosmology is very extensive; however, scholarly works on the historical development of cosmology are few and scattered. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Modern Cosmology offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of the history of cosmology from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. It provides historical background to what we know about the universe today, including not only the successes but also the many false starts. Big Bang theory features prominently, but so does the defunct steady state theory. The book starts with a chapter on the pre-Einstein period (1860-1910) and ends with chapters on modern developments such as inflation, dark energy and multiverse hypotheses. The chapters are organized chronologically, with some focusing on theory and others more on observations and technological advances. A few of the chapters discuss more general ideas, relating to larger contexts such as politics, economy, philosophy and world views.

  • Environmental Management: A Core Text for O Level and IGCSE

    Enabling students to understand and appreciate the interdependence of the Earth's natural systems, this text covers the specifications for 5014 and 0680 Environmental Management. With a detailed and thorough approach, it will cultivate a strong understanding of resource management. Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations.

  • Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature

    The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.

  • The Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

    This book tells the history of the Oxford English Dictionary from its beginnings in the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. The author, uniquely among historians of the OED, is also a practising lexicographer with nearly thirty years' experience of working on the Dictionary. He has drawn on a wide range of sources-including previously unexamined archival material and eyewitness testimony-to create a detailed history of the project. The book explores the cultural background from which the idea of a comprehensive historical dictionary of English emerged, the lengthy struggles to bring this concept to fruition, and the development of the book from the appearance of the first printed fascicle in 1884 to the launching of the Dictionary as an online database in 2000 and beyond. It also examines the evolution of the lexicographers' working methods, and provides much information about the people-many of them remarkable individuals-who have contributed to the project over the last century and a half.

  • A Christmas Carol: and Other Christmas Stories

    'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?' Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This edition reprints the story alongside Dickens's four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire, in pursuit of his aim 'to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land'.

  • Stroke

    Stroke is a common cause of disability and the third commonest cause of death but it fails to attract much public attention. This book seeks to redress the balance by describing who is at the most risk of stroke and why. Anyone can have a stroke, but why is it mainly a disease of older age? Why do babies and children get strokes? What should we do for suspected stroke? How should stroke be treated and perhaps more importantly, how can we all make changes to our lives to prevent this happening to ourselves and our family. This guide features all the facts you need to understand why strokes occur and how to prevent strokes in the future. For those living with strokes the author looks at the most common problems and provides the most reliable solutions. This book will be of great interest to those who have had a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack, and for those who worry about having a stroke.

  • The Oxford School Dictionary

    Updated with 29,000 entries and 56,500 definitions, the 4th edition of this lower secondary school dictionary features improved pronunciation guides.

  • The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman: Volume VIII: Tract 90 and the Jerusalem Bishopric

    John Henry Newman (1801-90) was brought up in the Church of England in the Evangelical tradition. An Oxford graduate and Fellow of Oriel College, he was appointed Vicar of St Mary's Oxford in 1828; from 1839 onwards he began to have doubts about the claims of the Anglican Church and in 1845 he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. He was made a Cardinal in 1879. His influence on both the restoration of Roman Catholicism in England and the advance of Catholic ideas in the Church of England was profound. Volume VIII covers a turbulent period in Newman's life with the publication of Tract 90. His attempt to show the compatibility of the 39 Articles with Catholic doctrine caused a storm both in the University of Oxford and in the Church. He and others were horrified by the establishment of a joint Anglo-Prussian Bishopric in Jerusalem, considering it an attempt to give Apostolical succession to an heretical church. In 1842 he moved away from the hubbub of Oxford life to nearby Littlemore.

  • Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World

    From prompting a transition from hunter-gatherer to an agrarian lifestyle in ancient Mesopotamia to bankrolling Britain's imperialist conquests, strategic taxation and the regulation of beer has played a pivotal role throughout history. Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World tells these stories, and many others, whilst also exploring the key innovations that propelled the industrialization and consolidation of the beer market. At the same time when mega-mergers in the brewing industry are creating huge transnationals selling their beer across the globe, the craft beer movement in America and Europe has brought the rich history of ancient brewing techniques to the forefront in recent years. But less talked about is the economic influence of this beverage on the world and the myriad ways it has shaped the course of history. Beeronomics covers world history through the lens of beer, exploring the common role that beer taxation has played throughout and providing context for recognizable brands and consumer trends and tastes. Beeronomics examines key developments that have moved the brewing industry forward. Its most ubiquitous ingredient, hops, was used by the Hanseatic League to establish the export dominance of Hamburg and Bremen in the sixteenth century. During the late nineteenth century, bottom-fermentation led to the spread of industrial lager beer. Industrial innovations in bottling, refrigeration, and TV advertising paved the way for the consolidation and market dominance of major macrobreweries like Anheuser Busch in America and Artois Brewery in Belgium during the twentieth century. We're now in the era of global integration-- one multinational AB InBev, claims 46% of all beer profits-- but there's a counterrevolution afoot of small, independent craft breweries in both America, Belgium and around the world. Beeronomics surveys these trends, giving context to why you see which brands and styles on shelves at your local supermarket or on tap at the nearby pub.

  • The Complete Fairy Tales

    'Oh grandmama, what great big teeth you have!' Charles Perrault's versions gave classic status to the humble fairy tale, and it is in his telling that the stories of Little Red Riding-Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the rest have been passed down from the seventeenth century to the present day. Perrault's tales were enjoyed in the salons of Louis XIV as much as they were loved in the nursery, and it is their wit, humour, and lively detail that capture the imagination of adult and child alike. They transmute into vivid fantasies the hidden fears and conflicts by which children are affected: fears of abandonment, or worse, conflicts with siblings and parents, and the trials of growing up. In addition to the familiar stories, this edition also includes the three verse tales -- the troubling account of patient Griselda, the comic Three Silly Wishes, and the notorious Donkey-Skin. This translation by Christopher Betts captures the tone and flavour of Perrault's world, and the delightful spirit of the originals.

  • My Very First Oxford Dictionary: Activities Book

    This is a write-in workbook to accompany "My Very First Oxford Dictionary". It includes alphabet games, word games, and simple language study for 4-6 year olds.

  • Social Determinants of Health: A Comparative Approach

    Social Determinants of Health: A Comparative Approach introduces the various elements that determine the health of individuals in their communities. The text takes a macro-level approach, focusing on population health rather than strictly on individual health. Social Determinants of Health focuses on "Anglo-American" countries-Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia-examining the commonalities and differences socially, economically, and politically. The text begins by outlining the background, theory, and evidence for a population health perspective. This is followed by discussion of environmental factors, such as employment, housing, and diet, and social factors such as gender, support and well-being, and being an Aboriginal person. The text concludes with an overview of the social patterning of health-relevant behaviour and the politics of health-related policy. Written in an accessible manner, Social Determinants of Health further engages students by offering case studies and "Pause and Reflect" boxes, as well as end-of-chapter questions, suggested readings, and websites.

  • True Lives: Henry Ford

    Ford changed the face of the modern world. The incredible success of his 'motor car for the multitude' transformed industry and society, and made him the richest man on earth. His amazing story ranges from exhilarating success to personal tragedy and disappointment. Other titles in the series: Amelia Earhart, Alexander the Great, Captain Cook, Cleopatra, Eric the Red Galileo, Gandhi, Hans Christian Andersen, Roald Dahl, Thomas Edison and William Shakespeare.

  • Frankenstein: or `The Modern Prometheus': The 1818 Text

    By the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window-shutters, I beheld the wretch-the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed; and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me. His jaws opened...' Frankenstein is the most celebrated horror story ever written. It tells the dreadful tale of Victor Frankenstein, a visionary young student of natural philosophy, who discovers the secret of life. In the grip of his obsession he constructs a being from dead body parts, and animates this creature. The results, for Victor and for his family, are catastrophic. Written when Mary Shelley was just eighteen, Frankenstein was inspired by the ghost stories and vogue for Gothic literature that fascinated the Romantic writers of her time. She transformed these supernatural elements an epic parable that warned against the threats to humanity posed by accelerating technological progress. Published for the 200th anniversary, this edition, based on the original 1818 text, explains in detail the turbulent intellectual context in which Shelley was writing, and also investigates how her novel has since become a byword for controversial practices in science and medicine, from manipulating ecosystems to vivisection and genetic modification. As an iconic study of power, creativity, and, ultimately, what it is to be human, Frankenstein continues to shape our thinking in profound ways to this day.

  • Strategic Reframing: The Oxford Scenario Planning Approach

    Traditional strategy assumes stability and predictability. Today's world is better characterised by turbulence, uncertainty, novelty and ambiguity - conditions that contribute disruptive changes and trigger the search for new ways of coping. This book aims to become the premier guide on how to do scenario planning to support strategy and public policy. Co-authored by three experts in the field, the book presents The Oxford Scenario Planning Approach (OSPA). The approach is both intellectually rigorous and practical. Methodological choices and theoretical aspects in practice are detailed in reference to the relevant literatures and grounded in 6 case studies the authors have been involved with. The book makes several contributions to the field, centred on how learning with scenario planning is supported by re-framing and re-perception; how this iterative process can be embedded in corporate or government settings, and how it helps those that it supports to do well in today's world. The book is written in an accessible style and will be a useful introductory text as well as a useful guide for the more experienced scenario planning practitioner and scholar.

  • Co-ordinated Science: Biology

    This guide fits in with the equivalent student book and provides photocopiable activity sheets which concentrate on the skills needed in science. It includes open-ended investigations and assessment sheets specifically designed to allow teachers to assess practical work in the classroom.

  • The Biochemical Basis of Sports Performance

    Some understanding of the biochemistry of exercise is fundamental to any study of the factors that contribute to sports performance. It is the physical, chemical and biochemical properties of cells and tissues that determine the physiological responses to exercise, and yet the teaching of exercise biochemistry is poorly developed compared with exercise physiology. Where the subject is taught, the student often finds the approach somewhat daunting, with its focus on thermodynamics, chemical structures and metabolic pathways. Many students find the subject difficult, when it should not be so. This book introduces the student of sports science or exercise physiology to the biochemical processes that underpin exercise performance and the adaptations that occur with training. The focus is on skeletal muscle metabolism and the provision of energy for working muscles and the principles of exercise biochemistry are introduced in a context that is immediately relevant to the student of sports science. Instead of the traditional approach of working through the main classes of biomolecules and metabolic pathways, the subject is tackled by considering the biochemical processes involved in energy provision for different sports events and the way in which limitations in energy supply can cause fatigue, and thus limit performance. Recovery from exercise is important for athletes who train and compete with only a limited rest period, and the biochemical processes that influence recovery and restoration of performance capacity are also addressed. The processes fuelling the activities that contribute to sport form the core of this book, together with the changes that occur with training and the role of diet in providing the necessary fuels. But sporting talent is a rare gift, and a brief description of its hereditary basis is included. . A complete introduction to the biochemical basis of sports performance, appealing to undergraduate students, coaches, and athletes . Numerous links made between biochemistry and physiology for an integrated view of the subject . The student is directed to carefully chosen further reading articles, allowing them to readily explore key topics in more detail Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany The Biochemical Basis of Sports Performance features: For students: . 'In the News' updates . Multiple choice questions . Hyperlinked bibliography . Extended case study following an athlete through a season, with exercises For lecturers: . Figures from the book, available to download

  • Opinion Writing 2007-08: 2007 Edition

    Opinion Writing provides students with the necessary grounding in the skill of opinion writing. It covers all the important elements of technique and pays particular attention to the skill of advising on practical matters such as evidence and procedure. Opinion Writing takes a systematic approach to teaching, first dealing with the analysis of the issues in the case, followed by the decision on what advice should be given and the structure of the opinion, and finally with writing the opinion to a professional standard. It also includes a chapter specifically designed to guide academic students who are meeting professional and practical demands for the first time. The fundamental qualities of good writing - clarity, accuracy and conciseness - are clearly identified and explained. The manual develops these qualities in the student so that their skill in using words reaches the high level required of barristers. A number of opinions written by practising barristers are also provided as examples.

  • Sleeping With the Lights On: The Unsettling Story of Horror

    Four o'clock in the morning, and the lights are on and still there's no way we're going to sleep, not after the film we just saw. The book we just read. Fear is one of the most primal human emotions, and one of the hardest to reason with and dispel. So why do we scare ourselves? It seems almost mad that we would frighten ourselves for fun, and yet there are thousands of books, films, games, and other forms of entertainment designed to do exactly that. As Darryl Jones shows, the horror genre is huge. Ranging from vampires, ghosts, and werewolves to mad scientists, Satanists, and deranged serial killers, the cathartic release of scaring ourselves has made its appearance in everything from Shakespearean tragedies to internet memes. Exploring the key tropes of the genre, including its monsters, its psychological chills, and its love affair with the macabre, Darryl Jones discusses why horror stories disturb us, and how society responds to literary and film representations of the gruesome and taboo. Should the enjoyment of horror be regarded with suspicion? Are there different levels of the horrific, and should we distinguish between the commonly reviled carnage of contemporary torture porn and the culturally acceptable bloodbaths of ancient Greek tragedies? Analysing the way in which horror manifests multiple personalities, and has been used throughout history to articulate the fears and taboos of the current generation, Jones considers the continuing evolution of the genre today. As horror is mass marketed to mainstream society in the form of romantic vampires and blockbuster hits, it also continues to maintain its former shadowy presence on the edges of respectability, as banned films and violent internet phenomena push us to question both our own preconceptions and the terrifying capacity of human nature.

  • Oxford Primary Science: Pupils' Pack B Bk.7

    The Oxford Primary Science programme is a complete science resource/programme for primary pupils (and teachers). These Pupils' Books introduce young readers to scientific information in a straightforward and easily accessible way.

  • Cambridge Physics IGCSE® Revision Guide

    Endorsed by Cambridge, this revision guide will provide revision material which is presented in a clear, concise, but not too condensed format, appropriate for international students aged 14-16. They may be used for study and homework throughout the year but are predominantly intended as a student revision purchase. Suitable for all students, it will stretch those of a lower ability while challenging and providing a wealth of exam practice for students of higher ability. We provide everything needed to ensure exam success including questions and answers, revision and assessment advice. Practical experiments are covered. Vocabulary-based activities such as crossword puzzles will be included to support students whose first language is not English.

  • Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Spanish literature has given the world the figures of Don Quixote and Don Juan, and is responsible for the 'invention' of the novel in the 16th century. The medieval period produced literature in Castilian, Catalan, Galician, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew, and today there is a flourishing literature in Catalan, Galician, and Basque as well as in Castilian-the language that has became known as 'Spanish'. A multilayered history of exile has produced a transnational literary production, while writers in Spain have engaged with European cultural trends. This Very Short Introduction explores this rich literary history, which resonates with contemporary debates on transnationalism and cultural diversity. The book introduces a general readership to the ways in which Spanish literature has been read, in and outside Spain, explaining misconceptions, outlining the insights of recent scholarship and suggesting new readings. It highlights the precocious modernity of much early modern Spanish literature, and shows how the gap between modern ideas and social reality stimulated creative literary responses in subsequent periods; as well as how contemporary writers have adjusted to Spain's recent accelerated modernization. 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.

  • OXFORD STUDY DICTIONARY

    This dictionary is specifically designed for students in the upper forms of secondary schools or in colleges. It is especially valuable for those following GCSE and more advanced courses.

  • Advanced Biology Statistics

    Designed as the basis of a complete course in statistics for A level Biology students, this text combines clear explanations of all concepts with diagrams and practical examples. Lengthier calculations are broken down into a series of steps for ease of comprehension.

  • Oxford Mini Study Spanish Dictionary

    This dictionary gives all the text of the Oxford Study Spanish Dictionary in mini format. Intended for use by English learners of Spanish, this dictionary will take the student through their years of study, from the first day they start learning Spanish right through to their exams and beyond. It is easy to use and to understand, and leads straight to the translation the student is looking for. BL35,000 headword entries and phrases BL40,000 translations BLMany examples to show how words are used in context BLSpecial introduction on how to use the dictionary BLIncludes maps

  • Oxford Children's Pocket Book of Knowledge

    This is a revised and updated edition of the "Oxford Children's Pocket Book of Facts".

  • Oxford GCSE Maths for AQA Foundation Teacher's Guide

    Devised for the new AQA GCSE specifications, this proven levelled approach offers a unique choice of four student books and software tailored to match, each with access to a grade C, allocating just one single highly focused book to each student for the whole course, making learning simpler and more focused (particularly on students who fall between Foundation and Higher tiers) and therefore enabling students to achieve their highest possible grade. The Foundation teacher guide provides thorough lesson plans and schemes of work for the course, addressing all the new curriculum requirements, and targets grades E-G.

  • IB Study Guide: Mathematical Studies: For the IB Diploma

    This study guide will help students further understand basic concepts and will reinforce concepts already learned through excellent examples. With a wealth of questions from past IB exam papers, three completely new IB-style exams, graphing calculator help and test-taking advice from teachers and students, this book will help students thoroughly prepare for the exam.

  • Elasticity and Geometry: From hair curls to the non-linear response of shells

    We experience elasticity everywhere in daily life: in the straightening or curling of hairs, the irreversible deformations of car bodies after a crash, or the bouncing of elastic balls in ping-pong or soccer. The theory of elasticity is essential to the recent developments of applied and fundamental science, such as the bio-mechanics of DNA filaments and other macro-molecules, and the animation of virtual characters in computer graphics and materials science. In this book, the emphasis is on the elasticity of thin bodies (plates, shells, rods) in connection with geometry. It covers such topics as the mechanics of hairs (curled and straight), the buckling instabilities of stressed plates, including folds and conical points appearing at larger stresses, the geometric rigidity of elastic shells, and the delamination of thin compressed films. It applies general methods of classical analysis, including advanced nonlinear aspects (bifurcation theory, boundary layer analysis), to derive detailed, fully explicit solutions to specific problems. These theoretical concepts are discussed in connection with experiments. Mathematical prerequisites are vector analysis and differential equations. The book can serve as a concrete introduction to nonlinear methods in analysis.

  • Antimatter

    Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should matter and antimatter meet, the two annihilate in a blinding flash of energy that makes even thermonuclear explosions look feeble by comparison. It is an idea long beloved of science-fiction stories--but here, renowned science writer Frank Close shows that the reality of antimatter is even more fascinating than the fiction itself. We know that once, antimatter and matter existed in perfect counterbalance, and that antimatter then perpetrated a vanishing act on a cosmic scale that remains one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Today, antimatter does not exist normally, at least on Earth, but we know that it is real for scientists are now able to make small pieces of it in particle accelerators, such as that at CERN in Geneva. Looking at the remarkable prediction of antimatter and how it grew from the meeting point of relativity and quantum theory in the early 20th century, at the discovery of the first antiparticles, at cosmic rays, annihilation, antimatter bombs, and antiworlds, Close separates the facts from the fiction about antimatter, and explains how its existence can give us profound clues about the origins and structure of the universe. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

  • The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society

    From the impact of the first monasteries in the seventh century, to the emergence of the local parochial system five hundred years later, the Church was a force for change in Anglo-Saxon society. It shaped culture and ideas, social and economic behaviour, and the organization of landscape and settlement. This book traces how the widespread foundation of monastic sites ('minsters') during c.670-730 gave the recently pagan English new ways of living, of exploiting their resources, and of absorbing European culture, as well as opening new spiritual and intellectual horizons. Through the era of Viking wars, and the tenth-century reconstruction of political and economic life, the minsters gradually lost their wealth, their independence, and their role as sites of high culture, but grew in stature as foci of local society and eventually towns. After 950, with the increasing prominence of manors, manor-houses, and village communities, a new and much larger category of small churches were founded, endowed, and rebuilt: the parish churches of the emergent eleventh- and twelfth-century local parochial system. In this innovative study, John Blair brings together written, topographical, and archaeological evidence to build a multi-dimensional picture of what local churches and local communities meant to each other in early England.

  • Economics: A Complete Course for IGCSE® and O Level: Endorsed by University of Cambridge International Examinations

    This new textbook is authoritative, exciting and highly interactive. Based on our best-selling, Economics: A Complete Course, it has been completely updated and revised to fully cover the IGCSE Economics syllabus. It includes a wealth of engaging activities and features and includes the latest material on globalization, development economics, world employment trends, global financial institutions and consumer behaviour.

  • Context-Sensitivity and Semantic Minimalism: New Essays on Semantics and Pragmatics

    Fifteen specially written papers examine the ways in which the content of what we say is dependent on the context in which we say it. At the centre of the current debate on this subject is Cappelen and Lepore's claim that context-sensitivity in language is best captured by a combination of semantic minimalism and speech act pluralism. Using this theory as their starting point, the contributors to this volume develop a variety of different views about the role of context in communication, and reveal its wide-ranging implications for all issues in the philosophy of language and linguistics.

  • Living Faiths Islam Kerboodle: Lessons, Resources and Assessment

    The Living Faiths series encourages students to actively engage with RE by looking into how faiths are practised and lived in people's daily lives. Kerboodle covers Islam through unique real-life case study film clips of young people and their families, engaging interactive activities and assessment tasks, classroom management tools, customizable lesson presentations and worksheets, self-assessments, and access to rich audio-visual content.

  • Action Science: Genetics and Evolution

    Part of a National Curriculum science course based on the concept of flexible learning, this unit covers heredity, chromosomes and genes, Darwin's theory of evolution, DNA, genetic engineering and dominant genes. It encourages activities such as role play, research and creative writing.

  • Walker and Padfield's Sentencing: Theory, Law, and Practice

    The third edition of Walker and Padfield's Sentencing: Theory, Law, and Practice is essential reading for students and teachers of sentencing and penology. Authored by one of the leading authorities in the field, the book is grounded in exceptional scholarship. Nicola Padfield expertly weaves together a broad range of theory, law, and practice to provide a rounded account of this multi-layered field of study. Online Resource Centre The third edition is accompanied by a new Online Resource Centre, providing updates to the law, scholarship and practice of sentencing - an essential resource in this fast-moving area; and links to online sources of further information, including websites, journal articles, government reports, and statutory material.

  • The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin

    At his death in 2016, Geoffrey Hill left behind The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin, his last work, a sequence of more than 270 poems, to be published posthumously as his final statement. Written in long lines of variable length, with much off-rhyme and internal rhyme, the verse-form of the book stands at the opposite end from the ones developed in the late Daybooks of Broken Hierarchies (2013), where he explored highly taut constructions such as Sapphic meter, figure-poems, fixed rhyming strophes, and others. The looser metrical plan of the new book admits an enormous range of tones of voices. Thematically, the work is a summa of a lifetime's meditation on the nature of poetry. A riot of similes about the poetic art makes a passionate claim for the enduring strangeness of poetry in the midst of its evident helplessness. The relation between art and spirituality is another connecting thread. In antiquity, Justin's gnostic Book of Baruch was identified as the 'worst of heresies,' and the use of it in Hill's poem, as well as the references to alchemy, heterodox theological speculation, and the formal logics of mathematics, music, and philosophy are made coolly, as art and as emblems for our inadequate and perplexed grasp of time, fate, and eternity. A final set of themes is autobiographical, including Hill's childhood, the bombing of London, his late trip to Germany, his alarm and anger at Brexit, and his sense of decline and of death close at hand. It is a great work, and in Hill's oeuvre it is a uniquely welcoming work, open to all comers.

  • The AI Delusion

    We live in an incredible period in history. The Computer Revolution may be even more life-changing than the Industrial Revolution. We can do things with computers that could never be done before, and computers can do things for us that could never be done before. But our love of computers should not cloud our thinking about their limitations. We are told that computers are smarter than humans and that data mining can identify previously unknown truths, or make discoveries that will revolutionize our lives. Our lives may well be changed, but not necessarily for the better. Computers are very good at discovering patterns, but are useless in judging whether the unearthed patterns are sensible because computers do not think the way humans think. We fear that super-intelligent machines will decide to protect themselves by enslaving or eliminating humans. But the real danger is not that computers are smarter than us, but that we think computers are smarter than us and, so, trust computers to make important decisions for us. The AI Delusion explains why we should not be intimidated into thinking that computers are infallible, that data-mining is knowledge discovery, and that black boxes should be trusted.

  • Lahore: History and Architecture of Mughal Monuments

    The city of Lahore, one of the seats of the Mughal Empire, is regarded as the cultural centre of Pakistan and is famous for its many old monuments. However, the informed visitor or student has long felt the absence of a reliable volume on its architecture. Dr Rahmani's book resolves that issue. Diligently researched, it deals with the history and architecture of old monuments in Lahore, especially of the Mughal period., The topic is rich in terms of the variety of building types and the book covers a period of several centuries. The study has been organized chronologically, highlighting locations, significance, history, architecture, and the current condition of each monument. It also discusses the architectural and aesthetic influences, both foreign and local, and contains a comprehensive statement of achievements of particular epochs. For determining the architectural merit of specific monuments, a comparative approach has been adopted. At the end of the book, there is a chapter pertaining to analytical study of monuments in a historical perspective. The old theories regarding origin and nomenclature have been updated in the light of fresh research. The study, based on 33 years of personal observation by the author, also utilizes both published and unpublished sources, and official records.

  • Economics: A Complete Course

    This book is intended for Prizes won etc.

  • OXFORD LEARNERS SPANISH DICTIONARY

    So much more than just a one word look-up dictionary, the Learner's dictionary gives advice, context and tips to support learners both on paper and verbally. With up-to-date vocabulary delivering the Modern Language Framework and National Curriculum requirements as well as that for everyday life in Spanish-speaking countries, this is the perfect dictionary to take your student through Secondary school.

  • The Life of the Copper Eskimos

    First published in 1922, The Life of the Copper Eskimos has long been regarded as a classic of Arctic ethnography. In this groundbreaking work, pioneer anthropologist Diamond Jenness describes in vivid detail the everyday interactions, practices, customs, and beliefs of the Copper Inuit (Inuinnait) with whom he lived from 1914 to 1916 - people who were, at the time, barely touched by contacts with the Western world. Featuring a new introduction that expertly sets the stage for Jenness's observations, this exceptional volume offers modern readers a rare glimpse into a vibrant and dynamic peoples' past ways of life. The preface is written by Barnett Richling, who recently retired as Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Winnipeg.

  • A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

    This leading dictionary - now in its third edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in 6,250+ clear and accessible entries. Coverage includes geology, oceanography, paleontology, minerology, volcanology, and planetary science as well as climatology, geochemistry, and petrology. It is an essential reference for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences and in related disciplines. The third edition is fully updated and includes additional coverage of process geomorphology and physical geography, plus more than 50 new line drawings to accompany descriptions of forms and processes. A new feature is an appendix of recommended web links updated on the Dictionary of Earth Sciences companion website. Additional appendices include a revised geological time scale, an updated bibliography, stratigraphic units, lunar and Martian time scales, wind-strength scales, and SI units.

  • Co-ordinated Science: Chemistry: Activities Bk

    This series provides a broad and balanced co-ordinated programme of study leading to GCSE science. For each subject: biology, chemistry and physics, there is a Student's, Teacher's and Activities Book. Each Student's Book includes ideas that satisfy both co-ordinated and separate GCSE science syllabuses. Information is presented in short easy-to-read paragraphs with hundreds of colour photographs and diagrams. There is a wide range of questions and problems and the books focus on social issues and applications to emphasize the relevance of science in the real world. The straightforward experiments in the Activities Books aim to help students to develop practical process and investigative skills. There is advice on the materials and equipment needed for each activity and helpful hints to students on how to record their experiments. The Teacher's Guides include notes for each unit in the Student's Book that emphasize the link with the other two sciences and cross-references to units in other Student's Books and practical work in the Activities Books. There are Photocopiable Worksheets for use in class or at home and Photocopiable Practical Assessment Sheets to help the teacher assess progress. In the chemistry book, important concepts are presented in a simple and straightforward way and social, economic and environmental aspects of chemistry are fully integrated into the text - fuels, food, pollution, factory-siting and fertilization are all included.

  • IB Study Guide: Geography

    This Study Guide supports the new syllabus for 2009 and includes all options. Written by two Senior IB examiners, it contains all the information required for the course, presented in a concise, accessible format. The book exactly matches the structure of the new course and includes material for both Standard and Higher level. The entirely new topic, globalization, global interactions is given extra emphasis. Questions and full mark schemes are provided along with advice on internal and external assessment. The Study Guide may be used by teachers or to support the students' learning outside the classroom. It is also suitable for students and teachers whose first language is not English. New edition available now - ISBN 978-0-19-838915-6

  • Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

    The cheetah, the fastest terrestrial animal, has widespread appeal amongst wildlife biologists and enthusiasts alike. However, like all all large carnivores, it is increasingly threatened by habitat loss and its status is now classified as 'Vulnerable' by the IUCN. This is the first comprehensive study of cheetah biology in an arid environment, a major component of its current distribution range. The book brings together results from an intensive six year study of the cheetah by the authors in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa and Botswana. It documents a wealth of detailed and direct observations of cheetah population biology and behavioural ecology, adopting an evolutionary approach and providing a conceptual framework for future research and applied management in the context of global environmental change. Kalahari Cheetahs covers topics such as optimal foraging theory, hunting strategies and predator prey relations, mating systems and reproductive strategies and success, inter-specific competition, demography, social organisation, and population limitation. Comparisons with previous cheetah studies reveal the variability of ecological determinants on behaviour, and the behavioural flexibility and ability of these carnivores to adapt to different environments. This advanced textbook is suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in felid behavioural ecology and conservation biology. It will also be of relevance and use to conservationists, wildlife managers, and African wildlife enthusiasts.

  • SCHOOL SPELLING DICTIONARY

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  • How to be Good: The Possibility of Moral Enhancement

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    Soft condensed matter is a relatively new topic. Condensed matter has typically referred to more traditional liquids, which have a long history of study, or to solids, which have focused more commonly on hard materials, driven in large measure by the importance of structural materials or the metals and semiconductors which drove the rapid evolution of microelectronics. It is only relatively recently, over the past 20 to 30 years, that soft condensed matter has matured into its own identifiable field. However, the field is an amalgam of many subfields, and many of these have themselves much longer histories. This handbook serves as an overview of many of these topics. Because of the great breadth, it is impossible to include them all; nevertheless, the key subjects of soft condensed matter are represented here. Together, they form both an introduction and an overview of the field. Each topic, and its representing Chapter, could have been a full size book - in fact, there are a number of such books on many of the topics covered in the handbook. Our aim here was to give a current snapshot of the field, identify the key principles at play and the most prominent (and promising) ways of its further development, provide essential references for anyone to follow the subject, but not necessarily go into a lot of detail on each topic.

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    A reference book for children of eight years and over which offers an insight into the secrets of modern science. Some 135 major entries carefully explain the issues. Each article features colour photographs and other illustrations specially selected to expand on the information given in the text. The articles are arranged alphabetically from Acids to X-rays, to allow quick access to information.

  • Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials

    Criminal Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers deft legal coverage and analysis alongside expertly selected extracts from key cases and academic sources. The effective two-part structure of each chapter in the book - the first part explaining the law as it is, the second examining the theoretical aspects of the law - ensures that readers not only gain a secure understanding of the law itself but also acquire a fundamental appreciation of the surrounding philosophical and ethical debates. Important theoretical material is made accessible to students through a particularly engaging writing style. The author's clarity of expression brings the subject to life and places the law in context. This text is an essential and complete resource for all those wanting to get to grips with the fascinating and sometimes challenging area of criminal law. Online Resources: This text is accompanied by the following online resources: For students - . Updates to the law following publication . Useful web links . Guidance on answering selected questions in the book . An introductory video from the author For lecturers - . A test bank of multiple choice questions

  • Principles of Public International Law

    Principles of Public International Law has been shaping the study and application of international law for over 40 years. Written by a world-renowned expert, this book was the first to bring human rights into the mainstream of international law. This seventh edition, fully updated since 2003, continues to provide the balance, clarity and expertise expected by Brownlie readers. The depth of knowledge displayed by the author, along with the detailed referencing and logical structure, make this title an indispensible resource for students, scholars and practitioners working in or studying international law.

  • The Clothing of the Common Sort, 1570-1700

    Most histories of costume in early modern Britain concentrate on the clothing of the social elite -- on the silks and embroidery worn by courtiers, aristocrats, performers, the metropolitan rich. These are both more likely to have been documented, and more likely to have survived in museum collections. But it leaves out almost all of the clothes worn by almost all of the population. The Clothing of the Common Sort focuses on the clothing of children and young adults of the 'common sort' during the period 1570 to 1700 -- the sons and daughters of 'ordinary' people going about their daily lives in towns and villages across England. The study employs a number of innovative sources not previously exploited for the purpose, including probate accounts and inventories. The volume also examines the acquisition of clothing, from purchase of fabric, through production by tailors and 'women with a needle', to payment for ready-made items. In so doing, it uncovers evidence of the myriad tradesmen, craftsmen, artisans and 'women with a needle' who were involved in the production and dissemination of clothing and accessories in towns and villages across England in the late 16th and 17th centuries.

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  • Existentialism

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  • Oxford Primary English: Other Kinds of Writing 2

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  • Vulnerable Adult and Child Witnesses

    The treatment of vulnerable witnesses is an area which has seen great change over the past 20 years. The 1989 Pigot report made a variety of recommendations and suggestions for improvement and this marked the early stages of this process of change. This book is designed to be an invaluable, practical source of help to all those working in the complex area of vulnerable witnesses. It is structured to follow the chronology of an investigation from the first steps of identifying a vulnerable witness through to trial and includes helpful case studies with examples outlining potential pitfalls during the investigation and possible solutions. The book covers key topics such as identifying vulnerable witnesses, protection of vulnerable witnesses throughout the criminal justice process, pre-interview contact, assessing competence, multi-agency working, interviewing and pre-trial preparation. The treatment of vulnerable witnesses by police investigators and others involved in the criminal justice system is likely to come under increased scrutiny in the future with the Victims' Code of Practice and the Witness Charter. This book considers the many changes and new documentation in the area including the Victims and Witnesses' Commission, the revised edition of 'Achieving Best Evidence' and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Code of Practice. This book is an essential guide and reference. The Blackstone's Practical Policing Series is a collection of highly practical, up-to-date titles covering a range of essential subjects in today's policing arena. Developed from a detailed understanding of police information needs, this series seeks to explain the relevant law, practice and procedure from a police officer's perspective. The first practical guide in this area, with all relevant systems and methods explained in one accessible volume.

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  • The End is Nigh: British Politics, Power, and the Road to the Second World War

    Few decades have given rise to such potent mythologies as the 1930s. Popular impressions of those years prior to the Second World War were shaped by the single outstanding personality of that conflict, Winston Spencer Churchill. Churchill depicted himself as a political prophet, exiled into the wilderness prior to 1939 by those who did not want to hear of the growing threats to peace in Europe. Although it is a familiar story, it is one we need to unlearn as the truth is somewhat murkier. The End is Nigh is a tale of relentless intrigue, burning ambition, and the bitter rivalry in British politics during the years preceding the Second World War. Journeying from the corridors of Whitehall to the smoking rooms of Parliament, and from aircraft factories to summit meetings with Hitler, the book offers a fresh and provocative interpretation of one of the most crucial moments of British history. It assembles a cast of iconic characters--Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, Stanley Baldwin, Clement Attlee, Anthony Eden, Ernest Bevin, and more--to explore the dangerous interaction between high politics at Westminster and the formulation of national strategy in a world primed to explode. In the twenty-first century we are accustomed to being cynical about politicians, mistrusting what they say and wondering about their real motives, but Robert Crowcroft argues that this was always the character of democratic politics. In The End is Nigh he challenges some of the most resilient public myths of recent decades--myths that, even now, remain an important component of Britain's self-image.

  • Asian Data Privacy Laws: Trade & Human Rights Perspectives

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  • Dean & Dyer's Digest of Intellectual Property Law

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  • The Living World

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  • OXFORD PRIMARY DICTIONARY

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  • Financial Decision Making and Retirement Security in an Aging World

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  • OXFORD POLISH WORDS

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  • Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life

    Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. Mitochondria have their own DNA, with their own small collection of genes, separate from those in the cell nucleus. It is thought that they were once bacteria living independent lives. Their enslavement within the larger cell was a turning point in the evolution of life, enabling the development of complex organisms and, closely related, the origin of two sexes. Unlike the DNA in the nucleus, mitochondrial DNA is passed down exclusively (or almost exclusively) via the female line. That's why it has been used by some researchers to trace human ancestry daughter-to-mother, to 'Mitochondrial Eve'. Mitochondria give us important information about our evolutionary history. And that's not all. Mitochondrial genes mutate much faster than those in the nucleus because of the free radicals produced in their energy-generating role. This high mutation rate lies behind our ageing and certain congenital diseases. The latest research suggests that mitochondria play a key role in degenerative diseases such as cancer, through their involvement in precipitating cell suicide. Mitochondria, then, are pivotal in power, sex, and suicide. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Nick Lane brings together the latest research findings in this exciting field to show how our growing understanding of mitochondria is shedding light on how complex life evolved, why sex arose (why don't we just bud?), and why we age and die. This understanding is of fundamental importance, both in understanding how we and all other complex life came to be, but also in order to be able to control our own illnesses, and delay our degeneration and death. 'An extraordinary account of groundbreaking modern science... The book abounds with interesting and important ideas.' Mark Ridley, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

  • Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume II: The Epic Years

    This second volume of A. David Moody's full-scale portrait, covering Ezra Pound's middle years, weaves together into a single highly readable and challenging narrative, in a way that has not been done before, the illuminating story of his life, his achievement as a poet and a composer, and his one-man crusade for economic justice. There is new insight into his complicated personal relationships. There are detailed accounts of the composition of his two operas and of his original contribution to the theory of harmony. A canto by canto and decad by decad elucidation of the form and meaning of the first seventy-one cantos of his epic reveals their hitherto unperceived musical structures and their overall design. The thinking behind his support for Mussolini's economic programme during the Great Depression of the 1930s is brought to light, and shown to be not "fascist" but essentially true to the principles of the American Revolution, and, behind that, to Confucian ideas of responsible government. At the same time it is made clear that he saw only what he wanted to see in Mussolini's Fascism, and later in Hitler's Nazism, and was blind to their darker policies. And it is clear that he went most seriously wrong in deploying, as a weapon in his war on the injustice of the capitalist financial system, the anti-Semitism endemic in Europe and America and at that time turning murderous in Nazi Germany. Pound is revealed as a great poet and a flawed idealist caught up in the turmoil of his darkening time and struggling, sometimes blindly and in error and self-contradiction, to be a force for enlightenment. A third volume will carry on the narrative of his life and works from 1939 to his death in 1972.

  • A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream.

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  • Good Faith in International Investment Arbitration

    Written by a leading legal researcher, this book offers a comprehensive study of the principle, a frequently invoked but rarely analysed aspect of investment arbitration. Good Faith in International Investment Arbitration is a thorough and expansive study that considers the application of good faith by arbitral tribunals and parties in international investment disputes, encompassing both procedural and substantive aspects of good faith. Expertly negotiating a complex principle, this book diligently follows the arbitral process from jurisdiction through merits and to cost decisions, identifying the various applications of good faith in investment disputes. The author offers detailed analyses of the role of good faith in defining nationality and investor as well as in pre-dispute admissibility requirements. The study then delves into the ways the principle guides parties' arguments and informs tribunals' decisions regarding evidence, substantive protections, and costs. It further addresses the role of good faith in the behaviour of arbitrators and other actors. This is an essential guide for anyone wishing to understand this important principle that has accompanied the developing system of international investment law.

  • Britain 1846-1964: The Challenge of Change

    Specially written for the new AS and A2 examinations, this book combines extended period cover with detailed focus on topics selected by awarding bodies. The key political issues of the period are dealt with, beginning in 1846, when Britain was the industrial superpower of the world and ending in 1964 when her international role was substantially diminished. Its features are: lively, concise narrative provides students with the essential knowledge they need, with key questions and summaries in each chapter to help students focus on the important issues; 'Spotlights' provide detailed study of primary and secondary sources and help develop students' powers of analysis and argument; 'Document Exercises' give plenty of opportunities for assessment and exam practice; and 'Interpretations' sections provide an introduction to recent scholarship and historical debate and encourage students to evaluate interpretations for themselves. For ease of use, a contents map indicates coverage of the major awarding body specifications and highlights opportunities for Key Skills and ICT activities.

  • Flash!: Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination

    Flash! presents a fascinating cultural history of flash photography, from its mid-nineteenth century beginnings to the present day. All photography requires light, but the light of flash photography is quite distinctive: artificial, sudden, shocking, intrusive, and extraordinarily bright. Associated with revelation and wonder, it has been linked to the sublimity of lightning. Yet it has also been reviled: it's inseparable from anxieties about intrusion and violence, it creates a visual disturbance, and its effects are often harsh and create exaggerated contrasts. Flash! explores flash's power to reveal shocking social conditions, its impact on the representation of race, its illumination of what would otherwise remain hidden in darkness, and its capacity to put on display the most mundane corners of everyday life. It looks at flash's distinct aesthetics, examines how paparazzi chase celebrities, how flash is intimately linked to crime, how flash has been used to light up - and interrupt - countless family gatherings, how flash can 'stop time' allowing one to photograph rapidly moving objects or freeze in a strobe, and it considers the biggest flash of all, the atomic bomb. Examining the work of professionals and amateurs, news hounds and art photographers, photographers of crime and of wildlife, the volume builds a picture of flash's place in popular culture, and its role in literature and film. Generously illustrated throughout, Flash! brings out the central role of this medium to the history of photography and challenges some commonly held ideas about the nature of photography itself.

  • Financial Accounting: An introduction

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  • KS2 Dictionary Approval Pack 2008

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  • The Oxford Study German Dictionary

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  • Sir William Jones 1746-1794: A Commemoration

    Sir William Jones was one of the greatest polymaths in history. At the time of his early death in 1794 he knew 13 languages thoroughly and a further 28 moderately well, yet his languages were to him only a means of reaching a deeper understanding, in contrasting cultures, of law, history, literature, music, botany, and other disciplines. Elected at the age of 26 to Johnson's Literary Club and knighted at 37, Jones was a close friend to leading English luminaries of the time. Known as 'Oriental Jones', his study of middle-eastern cultures, championship of American independence, and finally his appointment as high court judge in Calcutta, made him a universal figure. On the bicentenary of his death a group of scholars met at University College, Oxford - his old college - to commemorate his outstanding career and achievements. They identified representative themes in Jones's life and work, aiming to strike a balance and to remember, in particular, the view taken of Jones by his informed contemporaries. This volume publishes the results of the 'Jones Day' conference.

  • Blackstone's Police Q&A: Crime 2018 (Blackstone's Police Manuals)

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  • Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth-Century Britain

    In this book, Maxine Berg explores the invention, making, and buying of new, semi-luxury, and fashionable consumer goods during the eighteenth century. It follows these goods, from china tea ware to all sorts of metal ornaments such as candlesticks, cutlery, buckles, and buttons, as they were made and shopped for, then displayed in the private domestic settings of Britain's urban middling classes. It tells the stories and analyses the developments that led from a global trade in Eastern luxuries beginning in the sixteenth century to the new global trade in British-made consumer goods by the end of the eighteenth century. These new products, regarded as luxuries by the rapidly growing urban and middling-class people of the eighteenth century, played an important part in helping to proclaim personal identities,and guide social interaction. Customers enjoyed shopping for them; they took pleasure in their beauty, ingenuity or convenience. All manner of new products appeared in shop windows; sophisticated mixed-media advertising seduced customers and created new wants. This unparalleled 'product revolution' provoked philosophers and pundits to proclaim a 'new luxury', one that reached out to the middling and trading classes, unlike the elite and corrupt luxury of old. Luxury and Pleasure in Eighteenth Century Britain is cultural history at its best, built on a fresh empirical base drawn directly from customs accounts, advertising material, company papers, and contemporary correspondence. Maxine Berg traces how this new consumer society of the eighteenth century and the products first traded, then invented to satisfy it, stimulated industrialization itself. Global markets for the consumer goods of private and domestic life inspired the industrial revolution and British products 'won the world'.

  • The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control

    Cell division is a central biological process: it yields the cells required for development and growth, and supplies the replacement cells to repair and maintain old or damaged tissue. But how does this cell division occur? How is it regulated? And what are the consequences when regulation fails? The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control provides an engaging insight into the process of cell division, bringing to the student a much-needed synthesis of a subject entering a period of unprecedented growth as an understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying cell division are revealed. The book gives the student a complete overview of the process of cell division - from chromosome division, through mitosis, cytokinesis, and meiosis - before exploring how cell proliferation is controlled, and how the cell cycle responds to DNA damage. Finally, the book examines the intrinsic relationship between the cell cycle and cancer, and how a detailed understanding of the cell cycle may lead to new specific therapies to treat the disease. The Cell Cycle combines articulate prose with striking full colour illustrations, while the unique Primers in Biology modular structure integrates text, illustrations, definitions, and literature references for each topic into one double-page spread, bringing to the student's fingertips all the tools that they need to master that topic. An understanding of the cell cycle is a central tool in gaining insights into many biological systems and processes. The Cell Cycle: Principles of Control is the ideal resource for any student wishing to develop a sound grasp of this vitally important subject. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre features: For lecturers Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation Lecturers in the US and Canada: The Cell Cycle is distributed in the US and Canada by Sinauer Associates. Ordering details can be found at: www.sinauer.com/detail.php?id=5086

  • Oxford International Student's Atlas

    The new edition of the Oxford International Student's Atlas is the ideal atlas for secondary school students. It includes stunning satelite images alongside mapping to aid understanding, country data, and easy-to-read colourful mapping, presented in an accessible visual layout based on research into how students use maps. It covers key themes such as earthquakes and volcanoes, climate and climate change, economic activity, development, and globalisation. It provides comprehensive coverage of each continent and the world. It is the ideal atlas for students to use on exam courses, and is perfectly suited to Cambridge IGCSE(R) Geography and Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography courses. The Oxford International Student's Atlas is supported by the Oxford International Student's Atlas Skills Workbook - a fill-in skills workbook ideal for the classroom and homework.

  • Higher Core Physics

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  • Cambridge IGCSE® Exam Skills Builder: First Language English

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  • AS and A Level Sociology Through Diagrams

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  • The Logic of Information: A Theory of Philosophy as Conceptual Design

    Luciano Floridi presents an innovative approach to philosophy, conceived as conceptual design. He explores how we make, transform, refine, and improve the objects of our knowledge. His starting point is that reality provides the data, to be understood as constraining affordances, and we transform them into information, like semantic engines. Such transformation or repurposing is not equivalent to portraying, or picturing, or photographing, or photocopying anything. It is more like cooking: the dish does not represent the ingredients, it uses them to make something else out of them, yet the reality of the dish and its properties hugely depend on the reality and the properties of the ingredients. Models are not representations understood as pictures, but interpretations understood as data elaborations, of systems. Thus, Luciano Floridi articulates and defends the thesis that knowledge is design and philosophy is the ultimate form of conceptual design. Although entirely independent of Floridi's previous books, The Philosophy of Information (OUP 2011) and The Ethics of Information (OUP 2013), The Logic of Information both complements the existing volumes and presents new work on the foundations of the philosophy of information.

  • The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend

    The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend is both a critical history of the Arthurian tradition and a reference guide to Arthurian works, names, and symbols. It offers a comprehensive survey of the legends in all of their manifestations, from their origins in medieval literature to their adaptation in modern literature, arts, film, and popular culture. Not only does it analyse familiar Arthurian characters and themes, it also demonstrates the tremendous continuity of the legends by examining the ways that they have been reinterpreted over the years. For instance, the motif of the abduction of Guinevere can be traced from Chretien de Troyes's Lancelot or the Knight of the Cart and the vulgate cycle of French romances in the 13th century, to Malory's retelling of the story in the Morte d'Arthur, through various modern adaptations like those in T. H. White's The Once and Future King and the contemporary film First Knight. This indispensable reference guide contains seven essays that trace the development of the Arthurian legend, encyclopedic entries, bibliographies, and a comprehensive index. The essays explore the chronicle and romance traditions, the influence of Malory, the Grail legend, the figures of Gawain and Merlin, and the story of Tristan and Isolt. The entries, which highlight key Arthurian characters, symbols, and places, offer quick and easy references. The extensive chapter-by-chapter bibliographies, which are subdivided by topic, augment the general bibliography of Arthurian resources. Comprehensive in its analysis and hypertextual in its approach, The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend is an essential reference book for Arthurian scholars, medievalists, and for those interested in cultural studies of myth and legend.

  • Thomas Aquinas: Faith, Reason, and Following Christ (Christian Theology in Context)

    Thomas Aquinas is widely recognized as one of history's most significant Christian theologians and one of the most powerful philosophical minds of the western tradition. But what has often not been sufficiently attended to is the fact that he carried out his theological and philosophical labours as a part of his vocation as a Dominican friar, dedicated to a life of preaching and the care of souls. Fererick Christian Bauerschmidt places Aquinas's thought within the context of that vocation, and argues that his views on issues of God, creation, Christology, soteriology, and the Christian life are both shaped by and in service to the distinctive goals of the Dominicans. What Aquinas says concerning both matters of faith and matters of reason, as well as his understanding of the relationship between the two, are illuminated by the particular Dominican call to serve God through handing on to others through preaching and teaching the fruits of one's own theological reflection.

  • Me and My Pet - Rabbits

    These are the books to buy if you are considering getting a pet for your young child. The emphasis is more on understanding the signals that your pet gives you rather than caring for your pet, the assumption being that at this age, the parent would shoulder most of the pet care. The authorial voice throughout is the pet, telling his child owner what he means when he wags his tail, fluffs up to ten times his normal size or flattens his ears. The tone is light and the text is amusing, while at the same time containing a great deal of useful information. And of course the photographs provide the all-important 'aaah' factor.

  • Wild Reads: Spiders

    Did you know that there are over 30,000 different kinds of spider in the world? From the Mexican red knee tarantula to the common garden spider, find out how they build their homes, how they survive and what they eat. Learn about the spider supermums and the spiders that live in South America and are as big as a dinner plate. For real spider enthusiasts this book also suggests websites and places to visit to find out even more! Other titles in this series: Big Cats, Sharks, Elephants, Bees, Dinosaurs, Wolves, Snakes, Rats, Frogs and Toads, Whales, Crocodiles, Dogs and Horses.

  • AS and A Level Business Studies through Diagrams

    Expert authors have taken the content of the AS and A Level specifications and presented them in a refreshingly clear and concise format. Simple illustrations are used to present information in a particularly clear and memorable way, and all content is broken down into short one-page sections.

  • Twenty First Century Science: GCSE Additional Science e-Book

    Twenty First Century Science BL is a suite of complementary specifications offering flexible and exciting options for science at GCSE BL is unique in having been extensively trialled over three years with more than 6,000 students in each year BL is motivating, stimulating, and relevant. The specifications and resources are the products of close collaboration between the University of York Science Education Group, the Nuffield Curriculum Centre, OCR, and Oxford University Press. The GCSE Science course contains nine modules: -B1 Your and your genes -B2 Keeping healthy -B3 Life on Earth -C1 Air quality -C2 Material choices -C3 Food matters -P1 The Earth in the Universe -P2 Radiation and life -P3 Radioactive materials A comprehensive set of trialled resources is available: A Textbook at each of Foundation and Higher tiers which use engaging, up-to-date science contexts. Workbooks at each of Foundation and Higher tiers which can be used for homework and provide the student with a set of summary notes to help with revision. A Revision Guide. A Teacher and Technician Guide with lesson plans covering the whole course, including assessments, homeworks, and cover lessons, and activity sheets. An iPack CD-ROM which includes the lesson plans in interactive form, along with over 100 video and audio clips, animations, and PowerPoint presentations. Remember the CD-ROMs are eligible for e-learning credits. An eBook CD-ROM, which contains the entire content of both the Foundation and Higher Tier student textbooks. For more information, visit: www.twentyfirstcenturyscience.org

  • Introducing Mechanics

    Introducing Mechanics has been written to cover all the Mechanics requirements for single-subject A Level. Through the nature of its style and contents it is ideal for both A- and AS-Level Mechanics. Key Points: . Clear text and style . Includes worked examples so that students can work alone . Exercises and examination questions

  • Introduction to Resting State fMRI Functional Connectivity

    Spontaneous resting-state fluctuations in neuronal activity offer insights into the inherent organization of the human brain, and may provide markers for diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can be used to investigate intrinsic functional connectivity networks, which are identified based on similarities in the signal measured from different brain regions. From data acquisition to interpretation of results, Introduction to Resting State fMRI Functional Connectivity discusses a wide range of approaches without requiring any previous knowledge of resting state fMRI, making it highly accessible to readers from a broad range of backgrounds. Supplemented with online datasets and examples to enable the reader to obtain hands-on experience working with real data, this primer provides a practical and approachable introduction for those new to the field of resting state fMRI. The Oxford Neuroimaging Primers are short texts aimed at new researchers or advanced undergraduates from the biological, medical or physical sciences. They are intended to provide a thorough understanding of the ways in which neuroimaging data can be analyzed and how that relates to acquisition and interpretation. Each primer has been written so that it is a stand-alone introduction to a particular area of neuroimaging, and the primers also work together to provide a comprehensive foundation for this increasingly influential field.

  • Networks: An Introduction

    The scientific study of networks, including computer networks, social networks, and biological networks, has received an enormous amount of interest in the last few years. The rise of the Internet and the wide availability of inexpensive computers have made it possible to gather and analyze network data on a large scale, and the development of a variety of new theoretical tools has allowed us to extract new knowledge from many different kinds of networks. The study of networks is broadly interdisciplinary and important developments have occurred in many fields, including mathematics, physics, computer and information sciences, biology, and the social sciences. This book brings together for the first time the most important breakthroughs in each of these fields and presents them in a coherent fashion, highlighting the strong interconnections between work in different areas. Subjects covered include the measurement and structure of networks in many branches of science, methods for analyzing network data, including methods developed in physics, statistics, and sociology, the fundamentals of graph theory, computer algorithms, and spectral methods, mathematical models of networks, including random graph models and generative models, and theories of dynamical processes taking place on networks.

  • Succes: Exam Practice for GCSE and Standard Grade French

    "Hexagone" is an educational French language course which works in a mixed ability classroom. "Hexagone Plus" meets the needs of all students working towards GCSE examinations and provides a continuation course for students who have used Hexagone 1-3. "Hexagone Plus" consists of a students' book, a teachers' resource book, an exam practice book and tapes or cassettes. This book meets the requirements of students working towards GCSE French examinations by using authentic French reading material taken from a variety of sources to cover all GCSE topics. Pairwork, listening material and a section which provides a word bank and lists of useful expressions for self-study and revision, are all incorporated.

  • MathsLinks: Basics Resource Pack

    This essential resource is targeted at students with very low ability in maths. Part of the Key Stage 3 MathsLinks scheme, the materials are age-neutral and can be used for any age group or background, unlike many primary resources in the market that can appear highly patronising, particularly to 11-14 year olds. The materials work up gradually in difficulty from the P levels right into the lower National Curriculum sub-levels using the 'small steps' approach, and link to the topics in the MathsLinks books, for years 7, 8 and 9 to promote inclusion. The pack consists of a ring-bound A4 folder, with an included DVD-ROM containing around 1200 activities to print, save, display or network as you wish. The author Brenda Byrom has over 30 years experience working with special educational needs.

  • OXFORD FIRST ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY

    This dictionary takes children on a magical journey, while at the same time developing early dictionary skills. The features include: grammar and language tips - word origins, rhyming words, synonyms and opposites, spelling help; example sentences taken from children's reading - well-known nursery rhymes, fairy tales and songs; unique combination of picture book illustrations and text from well-known nursery rhymes, fairy tales and songs, such as "Aladdin", "Cinderella", "Jack and Jill" and "Winnie the Pooh"; help with language information - word origins, rhyming words, synonyms and opposites, spelling, grammar and language tips; riddles, jokes and amazing language facts; beautifully illustrated section of thematic pages; and full support on how to use the dictionary. Andrew Delahunty's experience as a lexicographer goes across the age range of the "Oxford Children's Dictionary" list - he is the author of the "Oxford First Thesaurus" and compiles and consults on the Primary and Student's dictionaries. In 1988, Emma Chichester-Clark won the Mother Goose Award as the best newcomer to children's book illustration for "Listen to This!", compiled by Laura Cecil. Since then, she has become internationally known for her illustrations, which include books by Margaret Mahy, Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, James Reeves and Anne Fine. She was shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award for "Illustration" in 1992 and again in 1998 for "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (written by Adrian Mitchell). Emma has also written and illustrated her own books, including the immensely popular "I Love You, Blue Kangaroo" (1998) which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal along with it's recent follow-up "Where Are You Blue Kangaroo?" (2000).

  • Basic Documents in International Law

    Basic Documents in International Law draws together all of the most important documents needed for the study of international law. Collated by Ian Brownlie, a worldwide expert in the field, this book has provided students and practitoners with the most essential instruments giving a thorough grounding in this diverse and fascinating field of law. This sixth edition incorporates all key new documents within the field since the publication of the fifth edition in 2002, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Since the first edition appeared in 1967, this collection of basic texts has become an established aid both to the practising lawyer using international law materials, and to the student of international law as a complement to existing course books. As the title states, the objective of the collection has always been to provide readers with the essential, basic documents, and this edition continues to do so, building on the aims and reputation established over the last 40 years.

  • Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10:Treetops Non-Fiction: Cleared for Take-Off!

    This book is part of the TreeTops Non-Fiction series which are full of fascinating facts and have been produced with stunning artwork and photography in a lively and modern design sure to attract all young readers. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

  • Oxford Primary Science: Pupils' Pack B Bk.6

    The Oxford Primary Science programme is a complete science resource/programme for primary pupils (and teachers). These Pupils' Books introduce young readers to scientific information in a straightforward and easily accessible way.

  • International Criminal Law

    International Criminal Law provides a clear account of the principles governing international crimes and an outline of international criminal trials. Adopting a combination of the classic common law and more theoretical approaches to the subject, it expounds the fundamentals of both substantive and procedural international criminal law, providing a theoretical framework to all the rules, principles, concepts, and legal constructs key to the subject. Cassese guides the reader through a vast array of cases and materials from a number of jurisdictions, providing thought-provoking analysis that brings the political and human contexts to the fore. All the international courts and tribunals, as well as mixed courts or such national courts as the Iraqi Special Tribunal, are fully covered, both as regards their structure, functioning and proceedings and as far as their case law is concerned. As one of the leading experts in the field,the late Cassese draws on his academic expertise and practical experience - as the former president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia - to provide a uniquely personal perspective that brings the subject to life. Online Resource Centre A wealth of bibliographical references as well as major legal documents relevant to the subject are made available on the book's accompanying website.

  • Welfare Democracies and Party Politics: Explaining Electoral Dynamics in Times of Changing Welfare Capitalism

    Europe's political landscapes are in turmoil, and new radical parties challenge the established political order. This book locates Europe's contemporary challenges within the longer economic and political trajectories of its 'welfare democracies'. The book argues that it is imperative to understand the specific structures of political competition and voter-party links to make sense of the political and economic turmoil of the last decades. In four distinct European welfare democracies (Nordic, Continental, Southern, and Anglo-Saxon), the political economy, the party system, and the structure of the political space are co-determined in a specific way. Accordingly, different packages of policies and politics and distinct patterns of alignment between core electoral groups and political parties exist in the four welfare democracies and shape the reactions of European welfare democracies to the current turmoil. This volume provides an analytical framework that links welfare states to party systems, combining recent contributions to the comparative political economy of the welfare state and insights from party and electoral politics. It states three phenomena. First, concerning electoral politics, the book identifies a certain homogenization of European party systems, the emergence of a new combination of leftist socio-economic and rightist socio-cultural positions in many parties, and, finally, the different electoral success of the radical right in the north of Europe and of the radical left in the south. Secondly, the contributions to this book indicate a confluence toward renewed welfare state support among parties and voters. Thirdly it demonstrates that the Europeanization of political dynamics, combined with incompatible growth models, has created pronounced European cleavages.

  • Matroid Theory

    The study of matroids is a branch of discrete mathematics with basic links to graphs, lattices, codes, transversals, and projective geometries. Matroids are of fundamental importance in combinatorial optimization and their applications extend into electrical engineering and statics. This new in paperback version of the classic "Matroid Theory" by James Oxley provides a comprehensive introduction to matroid theory, covering the very basics to more advanced topics. With over 500 exercises and proofs of major theorems, this book is the ideal reference and class text for academics and graduate students in mathematics and computer science. The final chapter lists sixty unsolved problems and describes progress towards their solutions.

  • Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800

    The Roman empire tends to be seen as a whole whereas the early middle ages tends to be seen as a collection of regional histories, roughly corresponding to the land-areas of modern nation states. As a result, early medieval history is much more fragmented, and there have been few convincing syntheses of socio-economic change in the post-Roman world since the 1930s. In recent decades, the rise of early medieval archaeology has also transformed our source-base, but this has not been adequately integrated into analyses of documentary history in almost any country. In Framing the Early Middle Ages Chris Wickham combines documentary and archaeological evidence to create a comparative history of the period 400-800. His analysis embraces each of the regions of the late Roman and immediately post-Roman world, from Denmark to Egypt. The book concentrates on classic socio-economic themes, state finance, the wealth and identity of the aristocracy, estate management, peasant society, rural settlement, cities, and exchange. These give only a partial picture of the period, but they frame and explain other developments. Earlier syntheses have taken the development of a single region as 'typical', with divergent developments presented as exceptions. This book takes all different developments as typical, and aims to construct a synthesis based on a better understanding of difference and the reasons for it.

  • The Making of the Odyssey

    The poet of the Odyssey was a seriously flawed genius. He had a wonderfully inventive imagination, a gift for pictorial detail and for introducing naturalistic elements into epic dialogue, and a grand architectural plan for the poem. He was also a slapdash artist, often copying verses from the Iliad or from himself without close attention to their suitability. With various possible ways of telling the story bubbling up in his mind, he creates a narrative marked by constant inconsistency of detail. He is a fluent composer who delights in prolonging his tale with subsidiary episodes, yet his deployment of the epic language is often inept and sometimes simply unintelligible. The Making of the Odyssey is a penetrating study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey. Martin West places the poem in its late seventh-century context in relation to the Iliad and other poetry of the time. He also investigates the traditions that lie behind it: the origins of the figure of Odysseus, and folk tales such as those of the One-eyed Ogre and the Husband's Return.

  • Cowboys

    Oxford Reds is our first major superseries for newly confident readers. Each book is on a real-life subject, with a simple lively text and richly coloured, realistic illustrations. Many are written by well-known children's writers. Each one is written by an author who communicates enthusiasm, passion and understanding for the subject. Approved by educational experts, Oxford Reds contain clear type, simple sentence structures, information boxes, contents pages, alphabetical glossaries and parents and teachers notes.

  • EC Customs Law

    EC Customs Law places the law relating to customs duty in the context of the EC and international trade. This fully updated second edition covers significant changes in EC customs procedure, legislation, and case-law since the first edition. It includes coverage of the recently implemented 2005 amendments to the Community Customs Code, and an exploration the impact of major expansion of the customs union as the EU continues to grow. The book first examines the fundamental concepts of the customs union, the Community Customs Code and its implementing regulations, moving on to consider the administration and interpretation of the Tariff, paying special attention to the decisions of the European Court of Justice in this area. Lyons then explores the importance of international law and the significance for traders of international agreements and arrangements between the EC and third countries. He then covers the important issues of the origin of goods and their valuation; customs entry and declarations; customs procedures; inward and outward processing; and approved uses and treatments. Chapters follow on the customs debt and reliefs from duty; repayment and remission of duty; and customs appeal, closing with an evaluation of the future of EC customs law including proposals for a new Customs Code.

  • Daodejing

    'Of ways you may speak, but not the Perennial Way; By names you may name, but not the Perennial Name.' The best-loved of all the classical books of China and the most universally popular, the Daodejing or Classic of the Way and Life-Force is a work that defies definition. It encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, and upholds a way of being as well as a philosophy and a religion. The dominant image is of the Way, the mysterious path through the whole cosmos modelled on the great Silver River or Milky Way that traverses the heavens. A life-giving stream, the Way gives rise to all things and holds them in her motherly embrace. It enables the individual, and society as a whole, to harmonize the disparate demands of daily life and achieve a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Simple commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides further historical and interpretative context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • LSD: My problem child

    Albert Hofmann, who died in 2008 aged 102, first synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938, but the results of animal tests were so unremarkable that the chemical was abandoned. Driven by intuition, he synthesized it again in 1943, and serendipitously noticed its profound effects on himself. Although his work produced other important drugs, including methergine, hydergine and dihydroergotamine, it was LSD that shaped his career. After his discovery of LSD's properties, Hofmann spent years researching sacred plants. He succeeded in isolating and synthesizing the active compounds in the Psilocybe mexicana mushroom, which he named psilocybin and psilocin. During the 60s, Hofmann struck up friendships with personalities such as Aldous Huxley, Gordon Wasson, and Timothy Leary. He continued to work at Sandoz until 1971 when he retired as Director of Research for the Department of Natural Products. He subsequently served as a member of the Nobel Prize Committee, and was nominated by Time magazine as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. In 2007, Albert Hofmann asked Amanda Feilding if she could publish his Problem Child, and shortly before his death he approved a new and updated translation of his autobiography (first published by McGraw Hill in 1979). It appears here for the first time in print.

  • Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out

    This volume examines translation from many different angles: it explores how translations change the languages in which they occur, how works introduced from other languages become part of the consciousness of native speakers, and what strategies translators must use to secure acceptance for foreign works. Haun Saussy argues that translation doesn't amount to the composition, in one language, of statements equivalent to statements previously made in another language. Rather, translation works with elements of the language and culture in which it arrives, often reconfiguring them irreversibly: it creates, with a fine disregard for precedent, loan-words, calques, forced metaphors, forged pasts, imaginary relationships, and dialogues of the dead. Creativity, in this form of writing, usually considered merely reproductive, is the subject of this book. The volume takes the history of translation in China, from around 150 CE to the modern period, as its source of case studies. When the first proponents of Buddhism arrived in China, creativity was forced upon them: a vocabulary adequate to their purpose had yet to be invented. A Chinese Buddhist textual corpus took shape over centuries despite the near-absence of bilingual speakers. One basis of this translating activity was the rewriting of existing Chinese philosophical texts, and especially the most exorbitant of all these, the collection of dialogues, fables, and paradoxes known as the Zhuangzi. The Zhuangzi also furnished a linguistic basis for Chinese Christianity when the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci arrived in the later part of the Ming dynasty and allowed his friends and associates to frame his teachings in the language of early Daoism. It would function as well when Xu Zhimo translated from The Flowers of Evil in the 1920s. The chance but overdetermined encounter of Zhuangzi and Baudelaire yielded a 'strange music' that retroactively echoes through two millennia of Chinese translation, outlining a new understanding of the translator's craft that cuts across the dividing lines of current theories and critiques of translation.

  • The Remnants of the Rechtsstaat: An Ethnography of Nazi Law

    This book is an intellectual history of Ernst Fraenkel's The Dual State (1941, reissued 2017), one of the most erudite books on the theory of dictatorship ever written. Fraenkel's was the first comprehensive analysis of the rise and nature of Nazism, and the only such analysis written from within Hitler's Germany. His sophisticated-not to mention courageous-analysis amounted to an ethnography of Nazi law. As a result of its clandestine origins, The Dual State has been hailed as the ultimate piece of intellectual resistance to the Nazi regime. In this book, Jens Meierhenrich revives Fraenkel's innovative concept of "the dual state," restoring it to its rightful place in the annals of public law scholarship. Blending insights from legal theory and legal history, he tells in an accessible manner the remarkable gestation of Fraenkel's ethnography of law from inside the belly of the behemoth. In addition to questioning the conventional wisdom about the law of the Third Reich, Meierhenrich explores the legal origins of dictatorship elsewhere, then and now. The book sets the parameters for a theory of the "authoritarian rule of law," a cutting edge topic in law and society scholarship with immediate policy implications.

  • O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract

    The Core Text Series takes the reader straight to the heart of the subject, providing an invaluable and reliable guide for students of law at all levels. Written by leading academics and renowned for their clarity, these concise texts explain the intellectual challenges of each area of the law. O'Sullivan & Hilliard's The Law of Contract provides students with a clear, straightforward, and comprehensive account of the core principles of contract law to enable a sound understanding of the subject. The new edition has been rigorously updated by Cambridge academic and teacher, Janet O'Sullivan. All the key topics on the LLB and GDL courses are covered, and the author introduces students to current debates in the field. Complex problems are broken down into manageable steps and self-test questions are provided at the end of each chapter to help reinforce learning and aid revision. Online resources Students can find answer guidance to these questions as well as additional support for their studies, including author videos discussing key cases, additional chapters, updates and web links on the accompanying online resources.

  • The Oxford Children's Book of the 20th Century

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    Devised for the new Edexcel GCSE specifications from 2010, this proven levelled approach offers a unique choice of four student books and software tailored to match, each with access to a grade C, allocating just one single highly focused book to each student for the whole course, making learning simpler and more focused (particularly on students who fall between Foundation and Higher tiers) and therefore enabling students to achieve their highest possible grade. The Higher teacher guide provides thorough lesson plans and schemes of work for the course, addressing all the new curriculum requirements, and targets grades B-D.

  • The Book of Common Prayer: The Texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662

    'In the midst of life we are in death' The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history. When it was first produced the Book of Common Prayer provoked riots and rebellion, and it was banned before being translated into a host of global languages and adopted as the basis for worship in the USA and elsewhere to the present day. This edition presents the work in three different states: the first edition of 1549, which brought the Reformation into people's homes; the Elizabethan prayer book of 1559, familiar to Shakespeare and Milton; and the edition of 1662, which embodies the religious temper of the nation down to modern times. Far from being a book for the religious only, the Book of Common Prayer is one of the seminal texts of human experience and a manual of everyday ritual: a book to live, love, and die to.

  • OCR GCSE Spanish Grammar Workbook Pack (6 pack)

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  • Application of Number

    This new edition has been created to bring "Application of Number" in line with the changes at GNVQ. The vocational assignments have all been updated and rewritten, making them ideal for extension or assessment work. They will also prove particularly helpful to any non-specialists who have to teach mathematics required in their own subject. Its key points include: clear style, rich resource of exercises for students of all abilities, and contains everything you need to teach the key mathematics skills up to Level 3 with questions set in the vocational context.

  • 'A' Star GCSE Chemistry (Oxford Revision Guides)

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  • Connections in Combinatorial Optimization

    Graph connectivities and submodular functions are two widely applied and fast developing fields of combinatorial optimization. This book not only includes the most recent results, but also highlights several surprising connections between diverse topics within combinatorial optimization. It offers a unified treatment of developments in the concepts and algorithmic methods of the area, starting from basic results on graphs, matroids and polyhedral combinatorics, through the advanced topics of connectivity issues of graphs and networks, to the abstract theory and applications of submodular optimization. Difficult theorems and algorithms are made accessible to graduate students in mathematics, computer science, operations research, informatics and communication. The book is not only a rich source of elegant material for an advanced course in combinatorial optimization, but it also serves as a reference for established researchers by providing efficient tools for applied areas like infocommunication, electric networks and structural rigidity.

  • Is That a Big Number?

    Impressive statistics are thrown at us every day - the cost of health care; the size of an earthquake; the distance to the nearest star; the number of giraffes in the world. We know all these numbers are important - some more than others - and it's vaguely unsettling when we don't really have a clear sense of how remarkable or how ordinary they are. How do we work out what these figures actually mean? Are they significant, should we be worried, or excited, or impressed? How big is big, how small is small? With this entertaining and engaging book, help is at hand. Andrew Elliott gives us the tips and tools to make sense of numbers, to get a sense of proportion, to decipher what matters. It is a celebration of a numerate way of understanding the world. It shows how number skills help us to understand the everyday world close at hand, and how the same skills can be stretched to demystify the bigger numbers that we find in the wider contexts of science, politics, and the universe. Entertaining, full of practical examples, and memorable concepts, Is That A Big Number? renews our relationship with figures. If numbers are the musical notes with which the symphony of the universe is written, and you're struggling to hear the tune, then this is the book to get you humming again.

  • The Oxford Essential Guide to the English Language

    This is a new edition of the "The Oxford School A-Z of English". This reference book should answer all the questions readers may have on problematic words, their meaning, use, spelling, pronunciation and their grammatical functions. Alphabetically ordered for easy reference, it gives guidance on how to speak and write correctly and effectively. The book aims to be approachable and jargon-free, and makes unambiguous usage recommendations. The guide contains about 2000 entries of individual words which create problems because of their: confusability (eg accept and except); spelling (eg -ize or -ise); controversial usage (eg hopefully); controversial pronunciation (eg controversy); choice of inflected forms (eg lighted/lit); disputed collocations (eg different from/to); disputed grammatical points (eg the media is/are); cliches (eg basically); and differences between British and American English (eg wash up). The reader can also look up general language topics such as sexist language, racist language, and controversial grammar points.

  • Mini Oxford School Thesaurus

    A compact thesaurus for use in schools, this volume comprises the text of the "Oxford Study Thesaurus". Features include 20,000 headwords; 150,000 related words; example sentences; definitions of difficult words; and antonyms. It has been shortlisted for the TES Information Book Award.

  • Foundation Science to GCSE: Revision Workbook

    This revision workbook uses concise explanations and clear diagrams to present a complete summary of science concepts covered at Foundation Level. Designed for use in consolidation and revision, the book includes features which make it suitable for independent study - language level is carefully controlled, extensive use of diagrams, each spread has questions to suit the target tier, compact in a single volume and practice exam questions. These, along with a full index, make the book a useful support at Foundation level for any exam level science course.

  • Co-ordinated Science: Chemistry

    This guide fits in with the equivalent student book and provides photocopiable activity sheets which concentrate on the skills needed in science. It includes open-ended investigations and assessment sheets specifically designed to allow teachers to assess practical work in the classroom.

  • Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Sports, Exercise and Health Science Course Companion

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  • Paediatric Anaesthesia

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  • Reference in Discourse

    This is the first full study of how people refer to entities in natural discourse. It contributes to the understanding of both linguistic diversity and the cognitive underpinnings of language and it provides a framework for further research in both fields. Andrej Kibrik focuses on the way specific entities are mentioned in natural discourse, during which about every third word usually depends on referential choice. He considers reference as an overt representation of underlying cognitive processes and combines a theoretically-oriented cognitive approach with empirically-based cross-linguistic analysis. He begins by introducing the cognitive approach to discourse analysis and by examining the relationship between discourse studies and linguistic typology. He discusses reference as a linguistic phenomenon, in connection with the traditional notions of deixis, anaphora, givenness, and topicality, and describes the way his theoretical approach is centered on notions of referent activation in working memory. He argues that the speaker is responsible for the shape of discourse and that referential expressions should be understood as choices made by speakers rather than as puzzles to be solved by addressees. Kibrik examines the cross-linguistic aspects of reference and the typology of referential devices, including referring expressions per se, such as free and bound pronouns, and referential aids that help to tell apart the concurrently activated entities. This discussion is based on the data from about 200 languages from around the world. He then proposes a comprehensive model of referential choice, in which he draws on concepts from cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, and applies this to Russian and English. He also draws together his empirical analyses in order to examine what light his analysis of discourse can shed on the way information is processed in working memory. In the final part of the book Andrej Kibrik offers a wider perspective, including deixis, referential aspects of gesticulation and signed languages. This pioneering work will interest linguists and cognitive scientists interested in discourse, reference, typology, and the operations of working memory in linguistic communication.

  • Autism: A Very Short Introduction

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