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- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 20.99
Halloween 1636: sightings of the ghost of an old woman begin to be reported in the small English coastal town of Minehead, and a royal commission is sent to investigate. December 1640: a disgraced Protestant bishop is hanged in the Irish capital, Dublin, after being convicted of an 'unspeakable' crime. In this remarkable piece of historical... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99
This selection offers a cross-section from the 6,000 surviving sheets that constitute Leonardo's notebooks, including his thoughts on landscape, optics, anatomy, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Fully updated, this new edition includes some 70 line drawings and a Preface by Leonardo expert Martin Kemp. - ;'Study me reader, if you find... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 74.99
Hall's book gives a consistent and accurate account of the academic developments, especially in the time series area, and clearly fills a niche. The level required is that of a graduate student with a good background in econometrics. - Rosario dell'Aquilla, Journal of the American Statistical Association;Overall, the book is well written, very... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 10.99
Fully revised and updated, this dictionary covers all the essential French vocabulary of everyday life. With extensive coverage, it presents over 100,000 words, phrases, and translations for those first learning French or for those simply needing a quick reference. It includes special. treatment of key words--the frequently-used words that are the... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 8.99
Graffigny's bold and original novel tells the story of Zilia, an Inca Virgin, rescued from the Spanish and brought to France. Separated from her lover and her culture, she recounts her experiences and personal growth. To this fine new translation are appended extracts from Graffigny's chief source and other writers' fictional responses.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2003; US$ 8.99
The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro and The Guilty Mother were the first plays to use a set of recurring characters who develop over time. They chronicle the slide of the ancien regime into revolution and Figaro was seen as a threat to the establishment. The impertinent, bustling servant was appropriated by Mozart and Rossini for their own... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2001; US$ 8.99
Kalidasa's play about the love of King Dusyanta and Sakuntala, their separation by a curse and eventual reunion, is the supreme work of Sanskrit drama its greatest poet and playwright. This new verse translation includes the famous version of the story from the Mahabharata and an introduction to classical Indian aesthetics and drama. - ;KING Yes.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99
One of France's best-selling writers at the time of the novel's composition, Dumas here combines what he considered to be life's essentials - `l'action et l'amour'. This historical romance is the climax of his epic of chivalry and valour that began with The Three Musketeers, and it is here that Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and their... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99
Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. This Very Short Introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and accessible maths to explain and illuminate Chaos Theory, showing the variety... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 9.99
Is our sexuality a product of our genes, or of society, culture, and politics? How have views of sexual norms changed over time? And how have feminism, religion, and HIV/AIDS affected our attitudes to sex? This Very Short Introduction examines these questions and many more, exploring what shapes our sexuality, and how our sexuality shapes us. - ;What... more...