Author: John L. Esposito
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2004-10-21
Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb Oxford Dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format. The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Naturally, readers will find many entries on topics of intense current interest, such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS. But the coverage goes well beyond recent headlines. There are biographical profiles, ranging from Naguib Mahfouz (the Nobel Prize winner from Egypt) to Malcolm X, including political leaders, influential thinkers, poets, scientists, and writers. Other entries cover major political movements, militant groups, and religious sects as well as terms from Islamic law, culture, and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks (such as Mecca and Medina). A series of entries looks at Islam in individual nations, such as Afghanistan, the West Bank and Gaza, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States, and there are discussions of Islamic views on such issues as abortion, birth control, the Internet, the Rushdie Affair, and the theory of evolution. Whether we are listening to the evening news, browsing through the op-ed pages, or reading a book on current events, references to Muslims and the Islamic world appear at every turn. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam offers a wealth of information for anyone curious about this burgeoning and increasingly important world religion.
Offers definitions for English words and phrases, along with observations about the evolution of the dictionary since its first edition and tables that contain information for such topics as countries and chemical elements.
The dictionary that became a national best-seller is now available on CD-ROM. Since 1998 hundreds of thousands of fingers have traced their way across the bright crisp pages of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Now, for those who prefer to have their cursors rather than their fingertips scan themost authoritative reference guide to contemporary Canadian English, there is The Canadian Oxford Dictionary on CD-ROM. The dictionary's new electronic format is as innovative and user-friendly as the original is authoritative and respected. Its most noteworthy feature is that it is completely unobtrusive: all the data sits permanently on your hard drive, and the user interface is simply a small text box that fitsentirely in the title bar of your word processor or web browser. Just hold your cursor over a word in your document and it appears automatically in the text box--should you want to see the relevant dictionary entry, simply click on it and instantly the information pops up on the screen. There is noneed to deal clumsily with another screen-sized application the next time you encounter an unfamiliar word on a website, or to fumble around for a CD to place into your drive and load up: just click on the word in question. The whole package is always instantly accessible, sitting quietly andinconspicuously until you need it. The dictionary's settings are easily customized--words can be selected with keystrokes, by highlighting, with double clicks, or by being typed directly into the text box. When a definition refers to another entry, one click takes you there instantly (no need to flip back and forth hundreds of pagesat a time trying to track down a definition). Text can be copied from the dictionary and pasted into the user's own document. And users can even add their own entries to the dictionary itself. There will always be a place for a hard copy on the desks and shelves of Canadian book lovers, but in an age of instant access The Canadian Oxford Dictionary on CD-ROM now offers an electronic alternative every bit as trustworthy as the original. System requirements: PC with 166MHz Pentium-class processor. Windows 95/98/98SE/ME Windows NT 4.0/2000 or NT 4.0. 32Mb RAM. 20Mb free hard disk space. SVGA monitor, displaying 16-bit colour (64K, High colour). CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Internet ExplorerRG 4.0 or 5.0 (version 5.0 supplied on theenclosed CD-ROM). Internet access with minimum 56K modem.
Author: Hans Wehr
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Release Date: 1979-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study
Das Dictionary ist die verbesserte englische Ubersetzung der 4. Auflage des Arabisch-Deutschen Worterbuches von Hans Wehr mit uber 13000 zusatzlichen Eintragungen, ca. 26000 Wortern mit ca. 20 Wortern je Seite.
Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-02
This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. Entries include over 400 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions bring the third edition of this dictionary fully up to date. Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.
Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations. All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.