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Oxford University Press, UK

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  • The Meaning of Lifeby Terry Eagleton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.95

    We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might... more...

  • Theories of Molecular Reaction Dynamicsby Niels E. Henriksen; Flemming Y. Hansen

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 62.99

    This book deals with a central topic at the interface of chemistry and physics - the understanding of how the transformation of matter takes place at the atomic level. Building on the laws of physics, the book focuses on the theoretical framework for predicting the outcome of chemical reactions. - ;This book deals with a central topic at the interface... more...

  • Conspiracy and Virtueby Susan Wiseman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 97.99

    Conspiracy and Virtue is a study of gender and cultural politics in the century of revolution. It argues that in seventeenth-century England women's relationship to the political sphere was shaped by their exclusion from it. Authors discussed include: Aphra Behn, John Milton, Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish, and Queen Christina of Sweden. -... more...

  • Renaissance Artby Geraldine A Johnson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    Botticelli, Holbein, Leonardo, D--uuml--;rer, Michelangelo: the names are familiar, as are many of the works. But who were these artists, why did they produce such memorable images, and how would their original beholders have viewed these objects? This book answers such questions by considering both famous and lesser-known artists, patrons, and works... more...

  • Feminismby Margaret Walters

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    This book provides an historical account of feminism, exploring its earliest roots and key issues such as voting rights and the liberation of the sixties. Margaret Walters brings the subject completely up to date by providing a global analysis of the situation of women, from Europe and the United States to Third World countries. - ;How much have women's... more...

  • Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britainby Mark Knights

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00

    This book argues that the period from 1675 was the second stage of a 17th-century revolution that ran on until 1720. It traces the development of the public as an arbiter of politics, the growth of a national political culture, the shift towards a representative society, and a political enlightenment rooted in local and national partisan conflict.... more...

  • Oxford Color French Dictionary Plusby Marianne Chalmers; Rosalind Combley; Laura Wedgeworth

    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...

  • Capitalby Karl Marx; David McLellan

    Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 8.99

    Combining vivid historical detail with economic analysis to produce a bitter denunciation of mid-Victorian capitalist society, Capital is the most influential work in social science in the twentieth century. This is the only abridged edition to take account of the whole work. It offers virtually all of Volume 1, excerpts fom a new translation of `The... more...

  • The Mental Aftermathby Klaus Hentschel

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 59.99

    The perplexing behaviour of even morally acclaimed German physicists toward the Allied occupiers after WWII is examined. Their public and private statements are examined and may shed light on the prickly issue of the proper comportment of victor nations. - ;Few scientific communities have been more thoroughly studied than 20th-century German physicists.... more...

  • The Origins of Meaningby James R. Hurford

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 36.99

    In this, the first of two ground-breaking volumes on the nature of language in the light of the way it evolved, James Hurford looks at the origins of meaning and of its expression in language and reviews a mass of evidence to uncover the evolutionary path between the non-speaking minds of apes and our own speaking minds. This is a landmark contribution... more...