The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States

Author: Kermit L. Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195176612
Release Date: 2005-05-19
Genre: Law

The second edition of this authoritative guide on the impact of the Supreme Court's decisions on American society includes updated entries on key cases over the past thirteen years, as well as a fully revised treatment of areas of constitutional law.

The Oxford companion to American law

Author: Kermit Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:49015002894005
Release Date: 2002-05-02
Genre: History

The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.

The Oxford Companion to American Law

Author: Kermit L. Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195088786
Release Date: 2002-05-02
Genre: History

The comprehensive reference guide to American law features entries written by more than three hundred experts on everything from the Salem witchcraft trials to wiretapping.

The Oxford companion to law

Author: David M. Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:49015002886746
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Law

Legal terms are defined, concepts and principles explained, and notable judges and jurists portrayed from the origins of the Western legal tradition in ancient Greece and Rome to the present

The Oxford Companion to American Literature

Author: James D. Hart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195065480
Release Date: 1995-10-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

Covers the movements, authors, genres, critics, awards, and many other aspects of American literature

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

Author: John Whiteclay Chambers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195071986
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

Covers the entire spectrum of American military history with essays on the major wars and battles, weapons, and leaders

The New Oxford Companion to Law

Author: Peter Cane
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134428239
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Law

For any reader needing a concise explanation of a subject in law The New Oxford Companion to Law is the ideal reference work. Providing greater depth than legal dictionaries but always accessible to the non-expert, entries in the Companion cover all areas of law and legal systems and are extensively cross-referenced for ease of navigation.

Oxford Companion to the English Language

Author: Tom McArthur
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191073878
Release Date: 2018-05-24
Genre: Reference

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 Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

Author: Kermit L. Hall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195139240
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre: History

Offers accounts of over four hundred cases argued before the Supreme Court, including Marbury v. Madison, Scott v. Sandford, and Brown v. Board of Education.

The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198706779
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

Author: Ted Honderich
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191037474
Release Date: 2005-03-10
Genre: Philosophy

Oxford University Press presents a major new edition of the definitive philosophical reference work for readers at all levels. For ten years the original volume has served as a stimulating introduction for general readers and as an indispensable guide for students; its breadth and depth of coverage have ensured that it is also read with pleasure and interest by those working at a higher level in philosophy and related disciplines. A distinguished international assembly of 249 philosophers contributed almost 2,000 entries, and many of these have now been considerably revised and updated; to these are added over 300 brand-new pieces on a fascinating range of current topics. This new edition offers enlightening and enjoyable discussions of all aspects of philosophy, and of the lives and work of the great philosophers from antiquity to the present day.

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

Author: Joel Krieger
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195117394
Release Date: 2001-08-02
Genre: Political Science

A one-volume, A-Z encyclopaedia designed as a comprehensive resource for understanding the complex terrain of world affairs.

The Oxford Companion to Cheese

Author:
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199330904
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: Cooking

The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheesemakers, cheesemongers, affineurs, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A-Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruy?re, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The concentrated whey cheeses popular in Norway, brunost, are covered here, as are the traditional Turkish and Iranian cheeses that are ripened in casings prepared from sheep's or goat's skin. There are entries on animal species whose milk is commonly (cow, goat, sheep) and not so commonly (think yak, camel, and reindeer) used in cheesemaking, as well as entries on a few highly important breeds within each species, such as the Nubian goat or the Holstein cow. Regional entries on places with a strong history of cheese production, biographies of influential cheesemakers, innovative and influential cheese shops, and historical entries on topics like manorial cheesemaking and cheese in children's literature round out the Companion's eclectic cultural coverage. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheesemaking and cheese maturing. The blooms, veins, sticky surfaces, gooey interiors, crystals, wrinkles, strings, and yes, for some, the odors of cheese are all due to microbial action and growth. And today we have unprecedented insight into the microbial complexity of cheese, thanks to advances in molecular biology, whole-genome sequencing technologies, and microbiome research. The Companion is equally interested in the applied elements of cheesemaking, with entries on production methodologies and the technology and equipment used in cheesemaking. An astonishing 325 authors contributed entries to the Companion, residing in 35 countries. These experts included cheesemakers, cheesemongers, dairy scientists, anthropologists, food historians, journalists, archaeologists, and on, from backgrounds as diverse as the topics they write about. Every entry is signed by the author, and includes both cross references to related topics and further reading suggestions. The endmatter includes a list of cheese-related museums and a thorough index. Two 16-page color inserts and well over a hundred black and white images help bring the entries to life. This landmark encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and reliable reference work on cheese available, suitable for both novices and industry insiders alike.

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195335330
Release Date: 2008-06-02
Genre: Performing Arts

A reference that covers American stage, film, and television musicals from 1860 to 2007 offers information on the musical productions and the historical evolution of the musical, as well as on performers, composers, and producers.

The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

Author: Andrew F. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195307962
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Cooking

A panoramic history of the culinary traditions, culture, and evolution of American food and drink features nearly one thousand entries, essays, and articles on such topics as fast food, celebrity chefs, regional and ethnic cuisine, social and cultural food history, food science, and more, along with hundreds of photographs and lists of food museums, Web sites, festivals, and organizations.