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  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicineby Murray Longmore; Ian Wilkinson; Andrew Baldwin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Now in its ninth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine continues to be the definitive pocket-friendly guide to medicine. The culmination over 25 years of experience at the bedside and in the community, this handbook is packed with practical advice, wit, and wisdom. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine presents clinical information in... more...

  • Mathematics for the Curiousby Peter M. Higgins

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 12.99

    When do the hands of a clock coincide? How likely is it that two children in the same class will share a birthday? Should you play Roulette or the Lottery? How do we calculate the volume of a doughnut? Why does the android Data in Star Trek lose at poker? What is Fibonacci's Rabbit Problem? Many things in the world have a mathematical side to them,... more...

  • Life Unfoldingby Jamie A. Davies

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Where did I come from? Why do I have two arms but just one head? How is my left leg the same size as my right one? Why are the fingerprints of identical twins not identical? How did my brain learn to learn? Why must I die? Questions like these remain biology's deepest and most ancient challenges. They force us to confront a fundamental biological... more...

  • The Origins of Empireby Nicholas Canny

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 40.99

    This volume explores the origins of empire. It shows how and why England, and later Britain, became involved with transoceanic navigation, trade, and settlement during the 16th and 17th centuries. Included are studies on every country that was substantially affected by British colonial activity. more...

  • Linguisticsby P.H. Matthews

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and important problems are found. This guide begins by discussing the oldest, "arts" end of the subject and moves through to the most up-to-date research. more...

  • Classicsby John Henderson

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    We come into contact with the Classics daily: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language and literature. What are the roots of these influences and how do our interpretations differ from their original reception? This introduction begins with a visit to the British Museum. more...

  • Siftersby Theda Perdue

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    In this edited volume, Theda Perdue, a nationally known expert on Indian history and southern women's history, offers a rich collection of biographical essays on Native American women. From Pocahontas, a Powhatan woman of the seventeenth century, to Ada Deer, the Menominee woman who headed the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1990s, the essays span... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Edwin S. Gaustad

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    Born into the family of a Boston candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin turned the lessons of his humble beginning into seasoned wisdom that helped found a new nation. This biography takes his point of departure on the question of whether young people should adopt the model of this American character or whether the heroic image needs to be tempered. more...

  • Between Dignity and Despairby Marion A. Kaplan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 15.00

    Draws on memoirs, diaries, and letters of Jews living in Nazi Germany at the start of the holocaust. more...

  • The Sacred Willowby Duong Van Mai Elliott

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 19.99

    Charting the lives of four generations of her family, the author traces her family's journey through tumultuous change, exploring different strands of Vietnamese history. It begins with her great-grandfather who rose from rural poverty to become an influential mandarin. more...