Offers a dictionary text, plus a Factfinder centre section giving information on people, places, and events, as well as thematic lists of facts. This dictionary covers the words you need for everyday use, and is useful for puzzle and crossword-solving. It is ideal for reference at home, at school, or in the office.
Set in Ancient Rome, this play remains a gripping psychological study of the relationship between personality and politics. The introduction to the text of the play considers Shakespeare's adaptation of his historical material ("Plutarch's Lives").
This is a revised edition of the Compact Oxford English Dictionary of Current English, which gives excellent coverage of essential vocabulary. This revised edition includes a wide selection of new words and phrases, together with all the latest vocabulary, and extra advice on how to improve your writing.
A compact, intermediate-level dictionary covering over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations ideal for the home, office, or school.
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction discusses why literature matters, how narrative works, and what is distinctly English about English literature. Jonathan Bate considers how we determine the content of the field, and looks at the three major kinds of imaginative literature - English poetry, English drama and The English novel.
This new dictionary offers up-to-date coverage of essential German and English, and extra help with German and English verbs and pronunciation, all in a compact and affordable format.
A brand-new dictionary designed for easy and quick look-up of modern Arabic-English and English-Arabic, including contemporary vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation help at an affordable price.
Providing the latest vocabulary from business, the media, computing, and the arts, includes over 300,000 words and phrases, 370,00 translations, and examples of phrases illustrating key points of construction and usage.
A comprehensive account of the contribution and failings of one of the most important institutions in the world - the corporation. It gives an accessible and insightful analysis of why the problems of the corporation - financial crises, mismanagement, poverty, and pollution - are increasing and what can be done to address them.
China's economic growth has transformed the country from one of the poorest in the world to its second largest economy. Understanding the drivers of growth remains elusive as the country is affected by both its transition from central planning and the challenges of a developing country. This book examines the main themes of growth, offering micro level evidence to shed light on the macro drivers of the economy. It also focuses on law and informal institutions of the economy to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship and the development of the private sector.
Provides an easy-to-use source of over 150,000 alternative and opposite words to improve your wordpower and communication skills, and make your English more interesting and original. There is guidance on usage and cross-referencing to further synonyms, as well as a "Lexicon of Hard Words".
A compact, portable mini dictionary with over 45,000 words, phrases, and translations. New edition includes a phrasefinder, also available as mp3 download. Ultra-clear layout helps you find the translation you need quickly. Thousands of example phrases plus guide to Chinese characters make this ideal for English speakers learning Mandarin Chinese.
This dictionary contains over 100,000 words, phrases, and translations. Frequently-used words are provided with a special layout and warning symbols are given to slang and infomal expressions so they are easily identifiable. It also includes a pronunciation guide and a table of irregular verbs.
Claire Bretecher's funny, true-to-life cartoons illustrate how to speak German as it is really spoken. This work offers both the student and the general reader an entertaining way to expand their knowledge of colloquial German.
This is the reissued Oxford English Mini Dictionary - now in an attractive new format. This small dictionary offers the most accurate and up-to-date coverage of essential, everyday vocabulary with over 90,000 words, phrases, and definitions based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, a unique databank comprising hundreds of millions of words of English. Definitions are easy to understand, given in a clear, simple style, and avoiding technical language. The centre section provides extra help with spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. Includes 3 months' access* to Oxford Dictionaries Online at oxforddictionaries.com. *Terms and conditions apply; please see www.oxforddictionaries.com/access for information.
Claire Bretecher's cartoons illustrate how to speak French as the French do. Although this work has been designed as a supplementary text for classroom use, it should also prove useful to the general reader looking for entertaining way to expand their knowledge of colloquial French.
Includes encyclopaedic information, and appendices covering topics such as countries, heads of state, and chemical elements. This book contains an extra offering for UK and selected markets, in the form of a free booklet, "Curious Words and Quirky Expressions", containing lists of intriguing vocabulary selected from "Oxford Dictionaries".
The Oxford Chinese Mini-dictionary is a portable reference for anyone, studying, or working in Chinese as it is used today. With thousands of words, phrases, and translations, this should prove a useful reference for student, traveller, and the general user.
Provides an intermediate-level dictionary covering over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations, including words in each language. This book also contains supplements on grammar, correspondence, including a section on text messaging, and lifestyle and culture information.