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Oxford University Press, UK

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  • Cosmologyby Steven Weinberg

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 97.99

    This is a uniquely comprehensive and detailed treatment of the theoretical and observational foundations of modern cosmology, by a Nobel Laureate in Physics. It gives up-to-date and self contained accounts of the theories and observations that have made the past few decades a golden age of cosmology. - ;This book is unique in the detailed, self-contained,... more...

  • The First World Warby Michael Howard

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 7.99

    By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic episode the world had known. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and insightful history of 'the Great War', focusing on why it happened, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. - ;By the time... more...

  • On the Genealogy of Moralsby Friedrich Nietzsche; Douglas Smith

    Oxford University Press, UK 1997; US$ 8.99

    On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is a book about the history of ethics and about interpretation. Nietzsche rewrites the former as a history of cruelty, exposing the 4entral values of the Judaeo-Christian and liberal traditions - compassion, equality, justice - as the product of a brutal process of conditioning designed to domesticate the animal vitality... more...

  • The Absent-Minded Imperialistsby Bernard Porter

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 37.99

    Kipling, Elgar, Mafeking Night . . . all these conjure up an image of a British society besotted with imperial pride in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In fact the true picture was more complex than this and people reacted to their empire in different ways. Many were hardly aware of it at all. This lively book is the first study of the... more...

  • Accessing Kantby Jay F. Rosenberg

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 52.99

    Jay Rosenberg introduces Immanuel Kant's masterwork, the Critique of Pure Reason, from a 'relaxed' problem-oriented perspective which treats Kant as an especially insightful practising philosopher, from whom we still have much to learn, intelligently and creatively responding to significant questions that transcend his work's historical... more...

  • Accurate Clock Pendulumsby Robert J. Matthys

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 144.99

    Almost all of a pendulum clock's accuracy resides in its pendulum. If the pendulum is accurate, the clock will be accurate. In this book, the author describes how to make a more accurate pendulum or pendulum clock. All scientific aspects of the pendulum design and operation are explained in simple terms and backed up with experimental data. - ;The... more...

  • Adamgirk'by Michael E. Stone

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 154.99

    The first English translation of a major work of medieval literature: the Armenian epic poem on Adam and Eve, Adamgirk, composed by Arak`el of Siwnik` in the early fifteenth century. Michael E. Stone also supplies an illuminating introduction. - ;This is the first English translation of the major Armenian epic on Adam and Eve composed by Arak'el... more...

  • Adjective Classesby R.M.W. Dixon; Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 69.99

    This book shows that every language has an adjective class and how such classes vary. Thirteen scholars report original research on languages from North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. The book throws new light on the nature and classification of adjectives and redefines the cross-linguistic parameters of their variation.... more...

  • Adjectives and Adverbsby Louise McNally; Christopher Kennedy

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 59.99

    This book brings together research on the semantics and pragmatics of adjectives and adverbs. It integrates lexical and compositional semantics and provides a full account of the structural and interpretive properties of adjectives and adverbs. It will interest students in linguistics and philosophy at graduate level and above. - ;In this volume leading... more...

  • The Advanced Dictionary of Marketingby Scott Dacko

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 64.99

    This advanced dictionary of marketing focuses on leading-edge terminology for use by people who are serious about the theory and practice of marketing. With over 1,000 entries ranging in length and depth, it is the ideal reference guide for researchers, directors, managers, and anyone studying marketing for a professional or academic qualification.... more...