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Oxford University Press, UK

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  • The Annalsby Cornelius Tacitus; J. C. Yardley; Anthony A. Barrett

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Annals is a gripping account of the Roman emperors Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero and the brutality that marked their reigns. Tacitus deplores their depravity, proof of the corrupting force of absolute power. J.C. Yardley's vivid and accurate translation is complemented by a thorough introduction and notes. - ;'He was atrocious in his brutality,... more...

  • Belief in Godby T. J. Mawson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 18.00

    T. J. Mawson's highly readable and engaging new introduction to the philosophy of religion offers full coverage of the key issues, from ideas about God's nature and character to arguments for and against His existence. Mawson's conversational style, lively wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God as pleasurable as it is instructive... more...

  • On the Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. The present edition provides a detailed discussion of his theories and adds an account of the responses of readers to the book on first publication. These cast light on recent controversies, such as questions of design and descent. - ;'can... more...

  • The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.by Washington Irving; Susan Manning

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 8.99

    In The Sketch-Book Washington Irving explores the uneasy relationship of an American writer to English literary traditions. He sketches a series of encounters with the cultural shrines of the parent nation, and in two brilliant experiments with tales transplanted from Europe creates the first classic American short stories, `Rip Van Winkle' and... more...

  • Introduction to Microfluidicsby Patrick Tabeling; Suelin Chen

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 48.99

    Microfluidics is a young discipline which enables scientists and engineers to handle fluids in the biochips of the future.The book is an introduction to this discipline. It presents in simple terms the most important notions of the domain: how fluids move on the chip, conveying materials, molecules, electrical charges, and heat. - ;Microfluidics deals... more...

  • The Age of Innocenceby Edith Wharton; Stephen Orgel

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 4.49

    Edith Wharton's most famous novel, written immediately after the end of the First World War, is a brilliantly realized anatomy of New York society in the 1870s. The charming Newland Archer is content to live within its constraints until he meets Ellen Olenska, whose arrival threatens his impending marriage as well as his comfortable future. - ;'They... more...

  • Buddhist Ethicsby Damien Keown

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    Recent interest in Buddhist thought has grown dramatically, and with it the desire to understand where Buddhism stands on a range of contemporary ethical questions, which have not been traditionally addressed. In this engrossing and lucid VSI, seen as a companion to the VSI to Buddhism, Damien Keown examines issues including animal rights, the environment,... more...

  • The Rainbowby D. H. Lawrence

    Oxford University Press, UK 1997; US$ 4.49

    The Rainbow chronicles the lives of three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than 60 years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. In her introduction to this edition Kate Flint illuminates Lawrence's aims and achievements against the background of the burgeoning century. - ;To be oneself was a supreme, gleaming... more...

  • Life in the Third Reichby Richard Bessel

    Oxford University Press, UK 1987; US$ 18.99

    Few historical subjects are so emotive as the Third Reich, and few have stimulated so much general interest. This volume offers a series of short articles, originally published in History Today, which present some of the new approaches to the study of Nazi Germany. - ;Few historical subjects are so emotive as the Third Reich, and few have stimulated... more...

  • Representation and Productive Ambiguity in Mathematics and the Sciencesby Emily R. Grosholz

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 98.99

    Emily Grosholz offers an original investigation of demonstration in mathematics and science, examining how it works and why it is persuasive. Focusing on geometrical demonstration, she shows the roles that representation and ambiguity play in mathematical discovery. She presents a wide range of case studies in mechanics, topology, algebra, logic, and... more...