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The Oxford Companion to the English Language provides an authoritative single-volume source of information about the English language. It is intended both for reference and for browsing. The first edition of this landmark Companion, published in 1998, adopted a strong international perspective, covering topics from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Caribbean English and a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web. It succinctly described and discussed the English language at the end of the twentieth century, including its distribution and varieties, its cultural, political, and educational impact worldwide, its nature, origins, and prospects, and its pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, word-formation, and usage. This new edition notably focuses on World Englishes, English language teaching, English as an international language, and the effect of technological advances on the English language. More than 130 new entries include African American English, British Sign Language, China English, digital literacy, multimodality, social networking, superdiversity, and text messaging, among many others. It also includes new biographical entries on key individuals who have had an impact on the English language in recent decades, including Beryl (Sue) Atkins, Adam Kilgariff, and John Sinclair. It is an invaluable reference for English Language students, and fascinating reading for any general reader with an interest in language.
"The art of sailing, maneuvering, and preserving a ship or a boat
in all positions and under all reasonable circumstances." With the
addition of the words, "and some unreasonable circumstances, too,"
this definition of "seamanship" is as valid today as when the first
edition of this book was published in 1983. The aim remains to
advise you the sailor on essential gear, skills, and behavior that
enhance your pleasure and safety.
The new eighth edition of this manual has been updated to account for recently instituted government procedures and regulations that pertain to eligibility and application for United States citizenship. Progressive exercises provide a review of information needed for the test and offer practice in using spoken and written English. Topics include: Reviews of U.S. history, geography, and government Explanation of application procedures Up-to-date information on eligibility for naturalization The book also includes sample citizenship application forms and advice on filling them out.
This comprehensive reference book has been updated to reflect the country's gradually recovering real estate market. It covers virtually every aspect of buying and selling, understanding mortgages, analyzing real estate investment opportunities, getting and understanding appraisal reports, and more. The book's most important features include An up-to-date summary of federal real estate legislation and regulations An overview and general description of careers in real estate A 400-plus-page real estate glossary with A-to-Z short-entry definitions of real estate terms, financing terms, house styles and parts, and real estate organizations An extensive set of tables that show monthly mortgage payment figures calculated across a wide range of annual interest rates Facsimile real estate forms and worksheets to familiarize potential buyers with the paperwork involved in getting a mortgage and purchasing real estate Here in one volume is a compendium of facts, figures, and general information that covers virtually every aspect of today's real estate industry. Features hundreds of charts, tables, and line illustrations.
This dictionary is a guide to the various legal, regulatory, technical, commercial and financial acronyms, terms and phrases used in today's international oil and gas industry. Written by a leading expert in the field, this portable, concise and comprehensive dictionary is invaluable to a reader navigating the industry for the first time or requiring a greater insight. The Energy Institute has provided invaluable assistance in compiling the dictionary with a review of the technical sections. The dictionary is divided into three sections: commonly-used acronyms, an A to Z definition of terms and phrases and a series of technical appendices which summarise certain essential aspects of the industry.
- Coming Soon - The long-awaited update of The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations is now becoming a reality! Master artist-physician, Carlos Machado, and other top medical illustrators have teamed-up with medical experts to make the classic Netter "green books" a reliable effective current-day reference. The first three volumes to be released will be: The Reproductive System The Endocrine System The Respiratory System See www.NetterReference.com/greenbooks for more information. Pre-order your copies today! Access rare illustrations in one convenient source from the only Netter work devoted specifically to the endocrine system. Get a complete overview of the endocrine system through multidisciplinary coverage of endocrinology as a whole. Gain a quick understanding of complex topics from a concise text-atlas format that provides a context bridge between primary and specialized medicine. Apply a visual approach-with the classic Netter art, updated illustrations, new artwork and modern imaging-to normal and abnormal endocrine gland function and the clinical presentation patients with endocrine disorders. Clearly see the connection between basic and clinical sciences with an integrated overview of normal structure and function as it relates to pathologic conditions. Delve into updated text of new author and editor, William F. Young, Jr., MD., that illuminates and expands on the illustrated concepts. Benefit from the perspectives of an international advisory board for content that reflects the current global consensus. A reliable and effective reference on the endocrine system with the visual support of Netter
Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other s protocols, procedures and limitations.
Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is
peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and
comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial
Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and
techniques employed by forensic scientists - and applications of
these that are used in forensic analysis.
This encyclopedia of firearms is both an authoritative reference work and a stunning visual directory, explaining the development of arms through the centuries. The chronological survey begins with gunpowder and the first crude 14th-century hand cannons, and continues through handguns and the development of machine and submachine guns. Each gun's features are listed, as are the military, political and technological contexts in which the gun was developed. A full list of manufacturers and a glossary complete this easy-to-use encyclopedia. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in gun manufacture and conflicts of war.
This redesigned, repackaged, and updated edition of Street Food surveys common street foods from more than 75 countries and regions across the globe. An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide eat street food every day. Once associated with developing countries, street food has spread around the globe, particularly in the United States, where a variety of food trucks, top chefs, and trendy pop-up restaurants specialize in grab-and-go fare. Now more than ever, readers are interested in finding and tasting the different street foods prepared and consumed around the world. Globe-trotters in search of the street-food experience will find information about street-food superpowers--such as China, India, and Mexico--and countries where street food plays a less important role, such as those in northern Europe. Contributed by the world's leading food historians, the book's entries provide a detailed look at vendor culture, fun facts, and illuminating statistics, as well as some historical and environmental background on specific foods. First published in 2013, this reconceived version of Street Food is a comprehensive look at the world's best street food, a must-have for travelers and foodies alike.
Civilisations have been fighting each other for thousands of years. Some mighty civilisations have left few traces except for descriptions of their greatest martial endeavours, and some ancient conflicts still remain unresolved to this day. The Encyclopedia of Classic Warfare is an authoritatively written and brilliantly illustrated reference work to the key wars and battles fought from ancient times up to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Arranged in chronological order from the early Middle Eastern conflicts such as Megiddo and Kadesh through to the Napoleonic Wars, each entry includes full-colour illustrations, either maps or artworks, as well as information boxes containing key facts and figures and a description of the context, the course of battle and the conflict's aftermath. An easily accessible guide to more than 160 battles and campaigns, Encyclopedia of Classic Warfare is essential reading for enthusiasts and general readers alike. About the Author Jack Watkins is a freelance writer on arts, history, heritage and conservation, with a degree in Medieval History (BA Hons, University of London). He writes regularly for The Daily Telegraph as well as The National Trust Magazine, Heritage Today (member magazine of English Heritage), The Guardian, The Independent, and BBC History.
This is a detailed study of the armies of Rome and their enemies, including the Etruscans, Samnites, Carthaginians, Celts, Macedonians, Gauls, Huns, Sassanids, Persians and Turks. It is an incredible visual reference of the fighting men of Rome and their enemies, from the earliest settlement on the River Tiber in the 8th century BC to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. It offers a concise and authoritative overview of the rise of the Roman Empire, its campaigns, conquests and tactics, with detailed information on the men at arms. It includes coverage of the Roman navy and sea battles, as well as the artillery pieces, siege engines, defenses and military structures built by the army - from the north-west reaches of the empire to the far east. It is illustrated with over 670 images of military dress, weapons, galleys, ballistas and fortifications. This book details the uniforms of the Roman army and its enemies, from the first decades of tribal warfare in Italy, through the republican and imperial periods, up to the end of the eastern Roman Empire. It includes expert insight into the army's astonishing engineering feats, the discipline of the legions and the relentless expansion of the empire. Including information on the arms and clothing of the Carthaginians, Persians, Huns and Turks and other enemies of Rome, the book is a definitive and accessible visual study of the military dress of the period. There is also a fascinating history of the Roman's artillery, siege engines and fortifications, and a special section on the founding and expansion of its navy.
Updated and streamlined to reflect the most recent AP Physics C exam, this new edition presents: One diagnostic test and two full-length Physics C practice tests All test questions answered and explained. A detailed review of all test topics Study advice and test-taking tips An appendix of Physics C equations
The modern landscape of Suffolk is still essentially a medieval one, though much of it is even earlier: the five hundred medieval churches and ten thousand 'listed' houses 'of historic or architectural interest', and the 'Hundred' lanes going back at least to the tenth century, are often found to be set in a landscape created before the Roman conquest. Suffolk in the Middle Ages opens with a discussion of the earliest written records, the place-names, as a guide to settlement-patterns, including the setting of Sutton Hoo. Among the grave-goods found in that celebrated ship and discussed here was the whetstone-sceptre; asked to carry it from its showcase in the British Museum to the laboratory, the author acknowledges a closer feeling of involvement even than helping to re-open the ship in its mound in 1966. His explanation of the presence of the whetstone-sceptre, printed here, has never been challenged. The identification of a carved Anglo-Saxon cross at Iken in 1977 prompted the essay here on St Botolph and the coming of East Anglian Christianity. This leads to a consideration of the Danish invasion of East Anglia, and a reexamination of the posthumous victory of King Edmund and Christianity as portrayed in an imaginary Breckland warren on the front of this book. Scarfe's carefully reasoned argument that the Metropolitan Museum's famous walrus ivory cross was made for the monks' choir at Bury has never been refuted. Life in Bury abbey is vividly reconstructed: it was the most richly documented flowering of the work of East Anglia's apostles, Felix and Fursa, which also led to the phenomenal establishment in Suffolk by 1086 of four hundred of the five hundred medieval churches. In four East Suffolk essays, Southwold, Dunwich, Yoxford and Wingfield are exposed to Norman Scarfe's interpretative skills. He reveals a past few could have guessed at, often quite as curious as the 'Two Strange Tales' unravelled in his concluding pages.
Multiple Myeloma provides an overview of cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. The chart contains large annotated illustrations, easy-to-read tables and bulleted lists that simplify and condense complex material in an accessible manner. -A brief definition of multiple myeloma followed by bulleted lists of risk factors -Signs and Symptoms describe common patient complaints -Diagnosis/Screening section includes a short succinct list -Treatment section includes a list of drug treatments and outlines Stages I, II, and III Made in the USA. Available in the following versions: -20"x26" heavy paper laminated with grommets at top corners ISBN 9781496369505 -20"x26" heavy paper ISBN 9781496369512
From Abarth to Zaporozhets, this is the illustrated encyclopaedia of every make of British and European car sold in Britain from the end of the Second World War to 1970. Some 1000 cars are illustrated and described in alphabetical order, by manufacturer. There are comprehensive notes on each model's production dates and numbers, recognition features, variants, strengths and weaknesses.
This concise volume presents key concepts and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing leading scholarship into a practical and valuable single volume. Based on the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise edition presents key concepts and the most relevant headwords of communication science in an A-Z format in an up-to-date manner Jointly published with the International Communication Association (ICA), the leading academic association of the discipline in the world Represents the best and most up-to-date international research in this dynamic and interdisciplinary field Contributions come from hundreds of authors who represent excellence in their respective fields An affordable volume available in print or online
This is a comprehensive A-Z sourcebook of everything you ever wanted to know about the Man of Steel, including entries on Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Supergirl, and Doomsday. Plus, complete details of Superman's origins, and biographies of every character in his universe. It is illustrated with hundreds of black and white comic book images throughout, and two 16-page colour inserts.
From AC to Zagato, this is the illustrated encyclopaedia of every make of British, European, American, Australian and Japanese car sold in Britain during the 1970s. Some 700 cars are illustrated and described in alphabetical order, by manufacturer (including many doomed enterprises). There are comprehensive notes on each model's production dates and numbers, recognition features, variants, strengths and weaknesses.
(Music Sales America). The Wipe Clean Music Board is a handy new tool for young musicians. Students can practice writing melodies, rhythms, notes and clefs, and rub it out if they go wrong One side has a stave printed on, and the other side is blank. These colourful boards are a fun way to practice notation, whether in a group lesson or in one-to-one tuition. Includes a wipe-clean music pen, with an eraser on the end.
The Estates Gazette Law Reports are an indispensable reference for property law practitioners researching and advising on all aspects of landlord and tenant law, valuation, professional negligence, conveyancing, real property, leasehold enfranchisement and compensation. They comprise the law reports published in the Estates Gazette plus new and original cases published for the first time in EGLR. Each volume includes the most significant property cases determined in any given year. Published over three volumes each year and edited by HH Judge Hazel Marshall QC, they conveniently summarize key current property cases. Volume 3 contains the fully updated index from 2005-2013.
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