A Dictionary of Geography

Author: Susan Mayhew

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019968085X

Category: Reference

Page: 576

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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.

A Dictionary of Human Geography

Author: Noel Castree,Alisdair Rogers,Rob Kitchin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199599866

Category: Reference

Page: 581

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This new dictionary provides over 2,000 clear and concise entries on human geography, covering basic terms and concepts as well as biographies, organisations, and major periods and schools. Authoritative and accessible, this is a must-have for every student of human geography, as well as for professionals and interested members of the public.

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Author: Michael Allaby,Chris Park

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199641668

Category: Nature

Page: 504

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This dictionary provides over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment--its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. Covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics.

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199653062

Category: Reference

Page: 660

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This leading dictionary - now in its fourth edition - offers wide-ranging and authoritative coverage of the earth sciences and related topics in over 7,500 clear and accessible entries. This new edition has been fully updated and 150 new entries added, with expanded coverage of geology and planetary geology terms. Over 130 line drawings accompany the definitions. It is essential for students of geography, geology, and earth sciences, and for those in relateddisciplines.

A Dictionary of World History

Author: Edmund Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019968569X

Category: History

Page: 736

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This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. Over 4,000 clear, concise entries include biographies of key figures in world history (living and dead), separate entries for every country in the world (summarising key historical events), and in-depth entries on religious and political movements, international organizations, and major conflicts and events and their after-effects. For this new edition, existing entries have been revised and updated to reflect the very latest global events including changes in leadership, wars, political situations, and the statistical information given for each country (population counts, currency, languages, religions). New entries have been included for key figures who have recently come to prominence and world events. The book also contains twenty-five detailed maps linked to key historical events and topics. These include the African slave trade, the Black Death, and the Normandy campaign. Also included are over 200 country maps. The dictionary is enhanced by entry-level web links which are accessed via a dedicated companion website. Encyclopedic in scope, this ambitious A to Z provides an excellent overview of world history both for students and anyone with an interest in the subject.

A Dictionary of Economics

Author: John Black,Nigar Hashimzade,Gareth Myles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199696322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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"Visit www.oup.com/uk/reference/resources/economics to find recommended web links for many entries"--P. 4 of cover.

A Dictionary of British Place-Names

Author: David Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960908X

Category: Reference

Page: 532

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Includes a representative selection of some 17,000 major place-names from the whole of the British Isles: England, Scotland and the Scottish islands, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

The Dictionary of Physical Geography

Author: David S. G. Thomas,Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444313169

Category: Science

Page: 624

View: 1903

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The third edition of this comprehensive encyclopedic dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography and provides an essential reference for all students and lecturers in this field.

The Concise Dictionary of World Place Names

Author: John Everett-Heath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192556460

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Every populated place, however small, has a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary gives the history, meanings, and origin of an enormous range of country, region, island, city, and town names from across the world, as well as the name in the local language. It also includes key historical facts associated with many place names. Place-names are continually changing. New names are adopted for many different reasons such as invasion, revolution, and decolonization. This dictionary includes selected former names, and, where appropriate, some historical detail to explain the transition. The names of places often offer a real insight into the places themselves, revealing religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments and topography. Superstition and legend can also play a part. All this fascinating detail is included in the Concise Dictionary of World Place Names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes two appendices: a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places. Containing over 10,000 names, from Aachen to Zyrardów, this is a unique and fascinating guide for geographers, travellers, and all with an interest in current world affairs.

A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

Author: Ailsa Allaby,Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192800794

Category: Earth sciences

Page: 619

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Searchable dictionary database of earth science related topics including climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, oceanography, palaeontology, petrology, and volcanology.

A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

Author: Jonathan Law,John Smullen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199229740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 471

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This dictionary covers all aspects of finance and banking, from personal investments to international trading.

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

Author: Christopher Gorse,David Johnston,Martin Pritchard,Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199534462

Category: Reference

Page: 497

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The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

A Dictionary of Sociology

Author: John Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199683581

Category: Reference

Page: 816

View: 2015

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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science.For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists.This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.Readership: Invaluable for A-level and undergraduate students, lecturers and teachers, and professionals; ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to sociology.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Robert Hine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191059447

Category: Science

Page: 736

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Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

A Dictionary of Marketing

Author: Charles Doyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199590230

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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Provides over 2,600 entries on topics spanning terms for traditional marketing techniques (from strategy, positioning, segmentation, and branding, to all aspects of marketing planning, research, and analysis), as well as leading marketing theories and concepts. Covers both classic and modern marketing techniques. Reflects modern changes in marketing practice, including the use of digital media and multimedia, the impact of the world wide web on advertising, and the increased influence of social media, search engine optimization, and global marketing. Includes a time line of the development of marketing as a discipline and the key events that impacted the development. Looks at iconic brands of the 20th and 21st centuries, including advertising and brand case studies with a strong international focus.