The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Author: Chris Baldick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198715443
Release Date: 2015-04-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.

Kriegspack

Author: Ha Jin
Publisher:
ISBN: 3423244917
Release Date: 2005
Genre:


Know it All Find it Fast for Academic Libraries

Author: Heather Dawson
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781856047593
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A comprehensive and easy-to-use version of the best-selling Know it All, Find It Fast developed specifically for information professionals working in academic libraries, this will help you to tackle the questions most commonly asked by students, academics and researchers. A broad cross-disciplinary A-Z of themes including topics such as literature searching, plagiarism and using online resources are covered helping you to address anquery confidently and quickly. Each topic is split into three sections to guide your response: typical questions listing the common enquiries you'll encounter points to consider exploring the issues and challenges that might arise where to look listing annotated UK and international resources in print and online including key organisations, scholarly bodies, digital libraries, statistical data and journal article indexes. Readership: This will prove an indispensable day-to-day guide for anyone working with students, academics and researchers in an academic library.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Author: Timothy Darvill
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191579041
Release Date: 2008-07-31
Genre: Social Science

The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover the terms encountered in academic and popular archaeological literature, in lectures, and on television. Topics covered include artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, sites, and periods, and specialist areas such as industrial and maritime archaeology. The second edition is fully revised and updated, now including 150 new entries on archaeological sites, terms, movements, and people, plus extended coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory. The dictionary's primary focus is on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, as these are the regions where archaeology has become an established academic and vocational subject, but it includes key archaeological sites around the world. A quick-reference section covers chronological periods around the world, Egyptian rulers and dynasties, Roman rulers and dynasties, rulers of England to AD 1066, and principal international conventions and recommendations. New to this edition, recommended web links for over 100 entries are updated on the Dictionary of Archaeology companion website.

Denken

Author: Simon Blackburn
Publisher:
ISBN: 3863120515
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre:


Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641104986
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: History

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

A Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191580017
Release Date: 2008-10-23
Genre: Reference

This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English and uses research from the Oxford English Corpus, the world's largest language databank. This edition has been revised and fully updated and includes numerous entirely new entries. It also features expanded coverage of foreign language proverbs currently in use in English. With an emphasis on examples of usage, including the earliest written evidence of its use, this A-Z guide provides a thorough - and fascinating - history for every entry. Arranged in A-Z format and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. Seeing is believing: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.

The Oxford Duden German Dictionary

Author: Clark Thyen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198602480
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This new edition provides an up-to-date and complete picture of contemporary German, including spelling changes ratified in 1996. Featured are more than 260,000 words, sample sentences, and maps. Thumb-indexed.

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191036743
Release Date: 2013-05-30
Genre: Reference

Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.

A Dictionary of Journalism

Author: Tony Harcup
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199646241
Release Date: 2014-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This dictionary includes over 1,400 entries covering terminology related to the practice, business, and technology of journalism, as well as its concepts and theories, institutions, publications, and key events. An essential companion for all students taking courses in Journalism and Journalism Studies, as well as related subjects.

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Author: Bas Aarts
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191079009
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Genre: Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published sincethe start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

Pu baut ein Haus

Author: Alan Alexander Milne
Publisher: Dressler Verlag
ISBN: 9783862725663
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Alles von Pu: unsterblich, unbelehrbar, unwiderstehlich! Wenn Christopher Robin vom vielen Rechnen müde ist, macht er es sich bequem und schläft ein. Nur Pu der Bär, sein bester Freund, bleibt ein bisschen länger wach und denkt Große Dinge über Gar Nichts, bis er ebenfalls die Augen schließt und Christopher in den Hundertsechzig-Morgen-Wald zu seinen Freunden folgt ... "Pu baut ein Haus" ist ein Schatz für Kinder und Erwachsene! In der preisgekrönten Übersetzung von Harry Rowohlt.