This encyclopedia features concise entries providing essential information on a range of subjects, including world affairs, science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, religion, sports, and popular culture.
A Concise EncyclopediaLively, accessible, and up-to-date, this encyclopedia is an invaluable quick-reference work. Its compact size and clear concise style make it easy to find information on a vast range of subjects quickly and easily. Over 12,000 entries include coverage of science, technology, the arts,politics, sports, geography, folklore and mythology, inventions, architecture, literature, design, and philosophy, as well as numerous concise biographies of internationally famous world figures. The Encyclopedia also features maps of the world, and is fully illustrated with line drawings and diagrams.Suitable for family reference, students, and a handy desk reference for professionals, there is a wealth of information in this portable, affordable volume.
Encyclopedia of the Cold WarBetween 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War - a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945-1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450The overseas empires of Western Europe, including the US first as colony then as colonizer, is deemed here to have ended in the middle to late 20th century. Over 400 articles provide information about such aspects as economic concepts and ideas, explorations and migrations, industries, organizations and institutions, people and peoples, religions,
The Holocaust EncyclopediaThe Holocaust has been the subject of countless books, works of art, and memorials. Fiftyfive years after the fact the world still ponders the enormity of this disaster. The Holocaust Encylopedia is the only comprehensive single-volume work of reference providing both a reflective overview of the subject and abundant detail concerning major events, policy, decisions, cities, and individuals, Up-to-date and designed for easy access, the encyclopedia presents information on the major aspects of the Holocaust in essays by scholars from eleven countries who draw on a number of sources - including recently uncovered evidence from the former Soviet bloc - to provide in-depth studies on the political, social, religious, and moral issues of the Holocaust as well as short entries identifying events, sites, and individuals. The book also has more than 250 photographs, many of them rare, and 19 maps. The volume includes: Raul Hilberg on concentration camps and Gypsies; Ruth Bondy, Israel Gutman, and Dina Porat on major ghettoes; Roger Greenspun on the Holocaust in cinema and television; Richard Breitman on American policy; Michael Berenbaum on theological and philosophical responses; Saul Fri
Database for locating historical research on the British Isles, the British Empire and the Commonwealth. Updated three times a year, usually in February, June and October. Produced by the Institute of Historical Research, the Royal Historical Society and Brepols Publishers.
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Provides access to historical maps and map data of Great Britain. Data is available either to download, to use with appropriate software such as geographical information systems (GIS) or computer-aided design (CAD), or as online maps.
Oxford Scholarship Online contains authoritative handbooks, dictionaries and encyclopaedias. More reliable than Google and Wikipedia, to help you get started with your research. Collections focusing on history, literature, political science, public health, psychology, social work, law, economics & finance.
Focusing exclusively on real people, this is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art.
Who's Who in the Twentieth CenturyFrom Albert Einstein to the Marx Brothers, this authoritative reference book provides 2000 biographies of men and women from different countries and cultures who have contributed to the thought as well as the action of the twentieth century.For anyone seeking clear and accurate information on the leading figures of this century, it is an essential work of reference.Biographies of 2,000 famous men and women of this centuryLeading figures from politics, religion, science, literature, medicine, cinema, sport, and many other fields of human activityWorldwide coverage, spanning all countries and culturesAuthoritative entries written in a clear and accessible styleUp-to-date and reliable informationIdeal for browsingAn essential work of reference
Who's Who 2017Who's Who 2017 is the 169th edition of the world's longest established and most comprehensive general reference book, brought right up to date for the year ahead. The first autobiographical reference book in the world and, after 169 years, still the most accurate and reliable resource for information supplied and checked by the entrants themselves. 'The famous red covers of Who's Who are exclusive and only the enduringly notable get into them..After a week with the new Who's Who (and though it's heavy to pick up) you can't put it down best describes my feeling.' - Matthew Parris, The Times 'The unrivalled compendium of the good and the great' - The Daily Telegraph 'Who's Who is a mirror in which society glimpses a reflection of its own achievement.' -The Times 'Britain's most famous reference book ...a biographical record of the great and the good.' - Daily Mail
Who's Who in British HistoryThis is a comprehensive survey of the people that shaped British history, from Julius Caesar to 2000. It includes more than 4000 biographical entries that cover politics, the monarchy, the military, science and industry.
Statistics portal, allowing you to access a wide variety of statistics, and download them as images, Powerpoint presentations or Excel spreadsheets. Includes comprehensive support information, allowing you to fully get to grips with the data and place it in context.
Provides statistics at European level (from the European Union statistics office in Luxembourg) that enable comparisons between countries and regions. Provides statistics on a range of areas, such as population, international trade and transportation to show comparisons between countries and regions within the European Union.
A comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data. It contains single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international macrodata, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data from 1971 to 2011.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
Concise Oxford English Dictionary 2008Now in print through its various editions for almost a century, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most popular choices in Oxford's renowned dictionary line, selected by decades of users for its up-to-date and authoritative coverage of the English language. This revised eleventh edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today. It contains over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions, providing superb coverage of contemporary English, including rare, historical, and archaic terms, scientific and technical vocabulary, and English from around the world. The revised edition of the dictionary has been updated with hundreds of new words--including sub-prime, social networking, and carbon footprint--all based on the latest research from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the dictionary now features an engaging new center section, with quick-reference word lists (for example, lists of Fascinating Words and Onomatopoeic Words), and a revised and updated English Uncovered supplement, which examines interesting facts about the English language. Sprinkled throughout the text are intriguing Word Histories, detailing the origins and development of numerous words. The volume also retains such popular features as the hundreds of usage notes which give advice on tricky vocabulary and pointers to help you improve your use of English. Finally, the dictionary contains full appendices on topics such as alphabets, currencies, electronic English, and the registers of language (from formal to slang), plus a useful Guide to Good English with advice on grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Authoritative and up to date, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary offers unsurpassed coverage of English, perfect for anyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, or office.
A Dictionary of Contemporary World HistoryThis authoritative dictionary provides in-depth coverage of major recent historical events, from 1900 to the present day. It includes country entries for every country in the world, with maps and historical summaries. Additionally, the dictionary includes biographical entries on majorhistorical and cultural figures, political and military leaders, and the thinkers who influenced events. Subject entries cover international organizations, treaties, religious and political movements, as well as key incidents, places, and battles. The new edition has been fully revised and updated, and boasts a wealth of new material including entry-level web links updated via a companion website to ensure that they remain contemporary, extended coverage of historical context in the country entries, and new and expanded biographical entrieson figures such as Angela Merkel and President 'Lula' of Brazil. With over 2,600 entries, all written by an authority in the field, this is a comprehensive reference work that will prove invaluable to a range of readers from students of history, politics, and international relations, to anyone with an interest in the modern world.
The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British HistoryFrom the Romantic age to the twenty-first century, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History is an essential guide to 250 years of history that have seen ¿this sceptr¿d isle¿ rise, fall and rise again as a major world power. A colourful, highly readable text, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern British History covers: Prime Ministers, from William Pitt to Winston Churchill and Tony Blair protest movements, from Chartism to CND 'the Troubles' and the journey towards a fragile peace in Northern Ireland military conflict from the Crimea to Iraq historic turning points from the Great Reform Act to the Poll Tax riots. An important and user-friendly resource, this comprehensive reference is ideal for A-Level students and first year undergraduates, as well as anyone interested in the history of the United Kingdom.