A slimline diary available in dark blue boards with marker ribbon. Indispensable for all those connected with the University of Oxford, containing dates of degree days, dates of terms; details of university officers, departments and institutes, religious dates, national holidays, trains, airports, coaches, and much more. Detailed double-page spread map of main university area; map of routes to Oxford; map of National Rail network; London Underground map.
Publisher: Oxford University Pocket Diary Series
In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of the republic. The daily planner—variously called the daily diary, commercial diary, and portable account book—first emerged in colonial times as a means of telling time, tracking finances, locating the nearest inn, and even planning for the coming winter. They were carried by everyone from George Washington to the soldiers who fought the Civil War. And by the twentieth century, this document had become ubiquitous in the American home as a way of recording a great deal more than simple accounts. In this appealing history of the daily act of self-reckoning, Molly McCarthy explores just how vital these unassuming and easily overlooked stationery staples are to those who use them. From their origins in almanacs and blank books through the nineteenth century and on to the enduring legacy of written introspection, McCarthy has penned an exquisite biography of an almost ubiquitous document that has borne witness to American lives in all of their complexity and mundanity.
A History of the Daily Planner in America
Author: Molly A. McCarthy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This reissue marks the 75th anniversary of publication of the Pocket Oxford Dictionary - the world's longest-established and best-selling pocket dictionary. It is also the most practical and user-friendly pocket dictionary available. With over 140,000 words, phrases, and definitions explained in modern English, together with helpful labelling of informal and slang terms, it should be the first choice for everyday reference use in schools, offices and the home. Etymologies are presented simply, providing interesting information on the origins of thousands of words. Boxes with illustrative examples provide guidance on difficult aspects of English usage, with further guidance given in the Better English Guide which includes many useful tips from Oxfords English language specialists.
Author: Della Thompson
Category: English language
Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. He compares the obstacles facing them, and the processes that shape their lives, their families, and their futures. He shows how economics uncovers these processes, finds explanations for them, and how it forms policies and solutions. Along the way, Dasgupta provides an intelligent and accessible introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, efficiency, equity, development, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods. 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.
Author: Partha Dasgupta
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Business & Economics
Author: John Andrew Simpson
A guide to Oxford architecture from the eleventh century to the present which focuses on buildings that exist today, and places them in their historical context. It is written for non-specialists as well as experts, visitors as well as residents. Arranged chronologically and copiously illustrated throughout, it is the only book of its kind.
An Architectural Guide
Author: Geoffrey Tyack
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Fully revised and updated for the new edition, the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry provides the most up-to-date information clinically relevant to the doctor on the ground. Using a presentation-based format it provides detailed advice on clinical decision making after diagnosis. This handbook is an indispensable companion for any professional working in psychiatric medicine. Covering all major psychiatric conditions and sub-specialties, this handbook provides practical and comprehensive guidelines and in-depth coverage of psychiatric assessment, psychopathology, evidence-based practice, therapeutic issues, and transcultural psychiatry. It is indexed alphabetically by ICD-10 / DSM-IV classification codes and acute presentations for quick access. It reflects the recent major changes to psychiatric training and examination as well as the latest drug information. Reviewed by experienced clinicians, and revised by Specialist Trainees, this handbook not only gives expert advice for psychiatry professionals, but is also directly relevant to trainees in psychiatry. For the third edition, new information includes guidance on Adult ADHD, information on new drugs of abuse (e,g, GBL, GHB, mephodrone), and clinical decision-making in the prison setting. With such broad coverage and depth of guidance, this is the must-have pocket guide for all professionals and trainees working in psychiatry.
Author: David Semple,Roger Smyth
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Covers the vocabulary of modern Greek with more than 45,000 entries in Greek and English, and thousands of current idioms.
Author: Niki Watts
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
This edition brings together the fullest range of Rossetti's poetry and prose in one volume, including 'Goblin Market', stories (the complete text of Maude), devotional prose, and personal letters. The poetry is arranged in a single chronological sequence to show Rossetti's poetic development.
Author: Christina Rossetti,Simon Humphries
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. After playing host to three great empires, the Hammurabic and Kassite empires, and the Neo-Babylonian Empire ruled by Nebuchadnezzar, it was conquered by the Persians. Entered triumphantly by Alexander the Great, it later provided the setting for the Conquerer's deathbed. Squabbled over by his heirs, Babylonia was subsequently dominated by the Parthian and Roman empires. In this Very Short Introduction, Trevor Bryce takes us on a journey of more than 2,000 years across the history and civilization of ancient Babylonia, from the emergence of its chief city, Babylon, as a modest village on the Euphrates in the 3rd millennium BC through successive phases of triumph, decline, and resurgence until its royal capital faded into obscurity in the Roman imperial era. Exploring key historical events as well as the day-to-day life of an ancient Babylonian, Bryce provides a comprehensive guide to one of history's most profound civilizations. 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.
Author: Trevor Bryce
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Written by a team of medical experts, this market-leading illustrated dictionary contains 12,400 authoritative entries covering all aspects of medical science. The text has been fully revised and updated for this new edition to reflect the very latest in medical knowledge and practice. Entries are accessible and jargon-free and are complemented by over 145 illustrations and diagrams. This brand new edition includes over 450 new entries and features up-to-date coverage of public healthmedicine and general practice, drugs and pharmacology, endocrinology (particularly diabetology), and cardiology, amongst other specialist areas. Recommended web links are provided for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Medical Dictionary Companion website, and appendices have been expanded to include units of alcohol and the calculation of alcohol by volume, and a table of inherited medical conditions. Selling over a million copies in previous editions, this is an essential A-Z for students and those working in the medical and allied professions, including nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, social workers, hospital administrators, and medical secretaries. It is also an invaluable home reference guide for the general reader.
Author: Elizabeth Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Health & Fitness
The name of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) is inscribed in almost every flora and fauna published from the mid-eighteenth century onwards; in this respect he is virtually immortal. In this book a group of specialists argue for the need to re-centre Linnaean science and de-centre Linnaeus the man by exploring the ideas, practices and people connected to his taxonomic innovations. Contributors examine the various techniques, materials and methods that originated within the 'Linnaean workshop': paper technologies, publication strategies, and markets for specimens. Fresh analyses of the reception of Linnaeus's work in Paris, Königsberg, Edinburgh and beyond offer a window on the local contexts of knowledge transfer, including new perspectives on the history of anthropology and stadial theory. The global implications and negotiated nature of these intellectual, social and material developments are further investigated in chapters tracing the experiences and encounters of Linnaean travellers in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Through focusing on the circulation of Linnaean knowledge and placing it within the context of eighteenth-century globalization, authors provide innovative and important contributions to our understanding of the early modern history of science.
Author: Hanna Hodacs,Kenneth Nyberg,Stéphane Van Damme
In eighteenth-century Europe, artistic production was characterised by significant geographical and cultural transfer. For innumerable musicians, composers, singers, actors, authors, dramatists and translators - and the works they produced - state borders were less important than style, genre and canon. Through a series of multinational case studies a team of authors examines the mechanisms and characteristics of cultural and artistic adaptability to demonstrate the complexity and flexibility of theatrical and musical exchanges during this period. By exploring questions of national taste, so-called cultural appropriation and literary preference, contributors examine the influence of the French canon on the European stage - as well as its eventual rejection -, probe how and why musical and dramatic materials became such prized objects of exchange, and analyse the double processes of transmission and literary cross-breeding in translations and adaptations. Examining patterns of circulation in England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Bohemia, Austria, Italy and the United States, authors highlight: the role of migrant musicians in breaching national boundaries and creating a 'musical cosmopolitanism'; the emergence of a specialised market in which theatre agents and local authorities negotiated contracts and productions, and recruited actors and musicians; the translations and rewritings of major plays such as Sheridan's The School for scandal, Schiller's Die Räuber and Kotzebue's Menschenhass und Reue; the refashioning of indigenous and 'national' dramas in Europe under French Revolutionary and imperial rule.
The Circulation of Music and Theatre in Europe, 1700-1815
Author: Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire,Philippe Bourdin,Charlotta Wolff
Category: Cultural relations
The rediscovery of the thought of Giambattista Vico (1668-1774) - especially his New science - is a post-Revolutionary phenomenon. Stressing the elements that keep society together by promoting a sense of belonging, Vico's philosophy helped shape a new Italian identity and intellectual class. Poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837) responded perceptively to the spreading and manipulation of Vico's ideas, but to what extent can he be considered Vico's heir? Through examining the reasons behind the success of the New science in early nineteenth-century Italy, Martina Piperno uncovers the cultural trends, debates, and obsessions fostered by Vico's work. She reconstructs the penetration of Vico-related discourses in circles and environments frequented by Leopardi, and establishes and analyses a latent Vico-Leopardi relationship. Her highly original reading sees Leopardi reacting to the tensions of his time, receiving Vico's message indirectly without a need to draw directly from the source. By exploring the oblique influence of Vico's thought on Leopardi, Martina Piperno highlights the unique character of Italian modernity and its tendency to renegotiate tradition and innovation, past and future.
Leopardi and Vico's 'New Science'
Author: Martina Piperno
Category: Authors, French
This delightful book is one of the first three volumes of Oxford University Press's new Pocket Guide European natural history series. The series fills the need for lighter weight guides for those who want to find out about the common organisms they come across during countryside excursions without having the specialist knowledge required to make detailed species identifications. All the books in the series are attractively designed and generously illustrated with plentiful high quality colour line drawings and photographs throughout. The accompanying text is short but informative, with notes on general biology as well as on identification. Small Freshwater Creatures covers the more common 'creepy-crawlies', fish, and amphibians likely to be encountered by pond- and stream-dippers. They are arranged by animal group and also by the place they might be found, whether in on floating leaves or in the depths, in polluted or clean water. Sections on the animals' ecology, a glossary, and on further reading will allow the book to be used as a springboard for further study.
Author: Lars-Henrik Olsen,Jakob Sunesen,Bente Vita Pedersen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
4 inside patterns: Dot-Grid, Graph, Lined, Blank No Lined with 30 pages per each, total 120 Pages - Perfect size at 5.5"x 8.5" -Perfect Size for notebook, to-do list, and summarized what you have realized each day. Easy writing and smooth paper is perfected for pen and pencil noted. - Good choice for personal used and great gift for all (men, women, teens, girls, and kids).Get your journal today! Motivational adults Journal blank pages Journal Book Journal Book For Kids Journal Book For Women Journal Books Notebook Journal Boys Journal For Teens Journal For Writing Journal Lined Pages
Author: Blake Dv,Blake D. V.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform