A spellbinding new reference work for figurative and allusive language, drawing on Oxford's unrivalled online resources Brings together words and phrases from the areas of history, religion, mythology, folk customs, superstitions, science and technology, philosophy, and popular culture Contains ov ...Show more
An authoritative and comprehensive dictionary containing 2,500 key economic terms with clear, concise definitions. It covers all aspects of economics including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, environme ...Show more
The popular and lively guide to the language of evasion, hypocrisy, prudery, and deceit. Organized in A-Z format, with thematic index - and now including short articles on fruitful areas of euphemistic language, such as business and commerce, death, sex, and the human body.
Providing comprehensive coverage of both human and physical geography, this dictionary is useful as a reference for almost all students of geography, whether at school or university. It features: over 6,000 clear and concise definitions; factfinder with key economic and population statistics for nearly ...Show more
Taking account of the changes in UK legislation, this dictionary offers reference for lawyers and a source of legal terminology for students and secretaries in those country where the legal system is based on English law. It covers the Woolf reforms, human rights law, as well as family law, central and ...Show more
This unique and authoritative reference work contains around 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries. There are biographical entries for artists ...Show more
With over 11,000 authoritative and up-to-date entries, this best-selling dictionary covers all branches of psychology, including psychoanalysis, psychiatry, criminology, neuroscience, and statistics. It features comprehensive coverage of key areas, for example, cognition, sensation and perception, emoti ...Show more
A Dictionary of the Bible is the most acclaimed, accessible, and up-to-date dictionary of its kind. Containing over 2,000 authoritative entries it provides clear and concise information about all of the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible. Terms range from earthquakes and mice t ...Show more
This fascinating book tells the stories of the most dramatic, memorable, and important conflicts in world history, from Agincourt, Lepanto, and Trafalgar, to Gettysburg, Stalingrad, and the Somme. It begins with the battle of Megiddo fought by the ancient Egyptians and takes the reader through to the Se ...Show more
This best-selling dictionary has sold over 250,000 copies in previous editions. Fully revised and up-to-date, it is indispensable both as a home medical guide and as an aid for those working in the medical and allied professions. The entries are clearly laid out and jargon-free, making this book bot ...Show more
This best-selling dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions in an authoritative and accessible way. A must-have for all nurses, students of nursing, medical practitioners and professionals including midwives and health visitors.
This hilarious collection of humorous quotations, full of wisecracks and wit, snappy comments and inspired fantasy, has been specially chosen by Ned Sherrin. Now with even more quotes on more subjects: from Gambling to Hollywood, from Diets to Shopping. Find the best lines from your favourite jokesters ...Show more