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  • The Selfish Geneby Richard Dawkins

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.99

    The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages.This 30th anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. As relevant and influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become... more...

  • Augustineby Henry Chadwick

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries but also the West since his time. This text traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkers before him, and themes such as freedom, creation, and the trinity. more...

  • The Science and Psychology of Music Performanceby Richard Parncutt

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    Music educators and practicing musicians have failed to benefit as much as they could from music psychology research. Parncutt and McPherson propose to improve the situation by describing new approaches, informed by recent psychological research, to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational levels. more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...

  • Superconductivityby Stephen J. Blundell

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    Superconductivity is one of the most exciting areas of research in physics today. Outlining the history of its discovery, and the race to understand its many mysterious and counter-intuitive phenomena, this Very Short Introduction explains in accessible terms the theories that have been developed, and how they have influenced other areas of science,... more...

  • A Dictionary of First Namesby Patrick Hanks; Kate Hardcastle; Flavia Hodges

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    The fascinating and informative Dictionary of First Names covers over 6,000 names in common use in English, including the very newest names as well as traditional names. From Alice to Zanna and Adam to Zola this book will answer all your questions: it will tell you the age, origin, and meaning of the name, as well as how it has fared in terms of popularity,... more...

  • A Dictionary of Food and Nutritionby David A. Bender

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    This leading dictionary contains over 6,150 entries covering all aspects of food and nutrition, diet and health. Jargon-free definitions make this a valuable dictionary that clearly explains even the most technical of nutritional terms. From absinthe to zymogens, it covers types of food (including everyday foods and little-known foods, e.g. payusnaya),... more...

  • A Dictionary of British Place-Namesby A. D. Mills

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99

    Over 15,000 A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Invaluable for anyone... more...

  • The Quantum Storyby Jim Baggott

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    The twentieth century was defined by physics. From the minds of the world's leading physicists there flowed a river of ideas that would transport mankind to the pinnacle of wonderment and to the very depths of human despair. This was a century that began with the certainties of absolute knowledge and ended with the knowledge of absolute uncertainty.... more...

  • Humanismby Stephen Law

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Religion is currently gaining a much higher profile. The number of faith schools is increasingly, and religious points of view are being aired more frequently in the media. As religion's profile rises, those who reject religion, including humanists, often find themselves misunderstood, and occasionally misrepresented. Stephen Law explores how humanism... more...