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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (Oxford Landmark Science)

By: Dawkins, Richard

Price: $9.45

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780199216819

ISBN: 0199216819

Condition: GOOD


Boasting almost one hundred articles and book excerpts, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a breathtaking celebration of the finest writing by scientists--the best such collection in print--packed with scintillating essays on everything from "The Discovery of Lucy" to "The Terror and Vastness of the Universe." Edited by best-selling author and renowned scientist Richard Dawkins, this sterling collection brings together exhilarating pieces by a who's who of scientists and science writers, including Stephen Pinker, Stephen Jay Gould, Martin Gardner, Albert Einstein, Julian Huxley,... View more info

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The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary

By: Morwood, James

Price: $6.45

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780198602835

ISBN: 0198602839

Condition: GOOD


In fields from law to history, from classics to botany, Latin continues to play a role in modern studies--indeed, it lies at the heart of Western culture. The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary provides a convenient guide to this essential language, specially designed to assist today's reader. The foremost lexicon of its size, The Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary features more than 60,000 entries, with over 120,000 translations, full grammatical information on each word, and complete guidance to meaning, style, and context in cases of ambiguity. The dictionary also includes liturgical and botanical ... View more info

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"The Oxford Book of the American South: Testimony, Memory, and Fiction"

By: Ayers, Edward L.

Price: $9.45

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780195124934

ISBN: 0195124936

Condition: very good


Resonating with the testimony of slaves and slaveholders, the powerful and the powerless, women and men, black people and white, The Oxford Book of the American South combines the most telling fiction and nonfiction produced in the South from the late eighteenth century to the present. The first anthology to put short stories, novels, autobiographies, diaries, memoirs, and journalism together, this collection is a rich and varied record of life below the Mason-Dixon line.We see the antebellum period both from the perspective of those who experienced it first-hand, such as Thomas Jefferson a... View more info

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Why the Confederacy Lost

By: McPherson, James M.

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780195085495

ISBN: 0195085493

Condition: GOOD


After the Civil War, someone asked General Pickett why the Battle of Gettysburg had been lost: Was it Lee's error in taking the offensive, the tardiness of Ewell and Early, or Longstreet's hesitation in attacking? Pickett scratched his head and replied, "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it." This simple fact, writes James McPherson, has escaped a generation of historians who have looked to faulty morale, population, economics, and dissent as the causes of Confederate failure. These were all factors, he writes, but the Civil War was still a war--won by the Union army thr... View more info

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible (Oxford Companions)

By: Metzger, Bruce M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780195046458

ISBN: 0195046455

Condition: GOOD


The Bible has had an immeasurable influence on Western culture, touching on virtually every aspect of our lives. It is one of the great wellsprings of Western religious, ethical, and philosophical traditions. It has been an endless source of inspiration to artists, from classic works such as Michaelangelo's Last Judgment, Handel's Messiah, or Milton's Paradise Lost, to modern works such as Thomas Mann's Joseph and His Brothers or Martin Scorsese's controversial Last Temptation of Christ. For countless generations, it has been a comfort in suffering, a place to reflect on the mysteries of birth... View more info

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Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics)

By: "Aeschylus,"

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780199537815

ISBN: 019953781X

Condition: GOOD


The Oresteia is the only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece. Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides have established the enduring themes of Greek tragedy--the inexorable nature of Fate, the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion. In this family history, Fate and the gods decree that each generation will repeat the crimes and endure the suffering of their forebears. When Agamemnon is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, their son Orestes must avenge his father's death. Only Orestes' appeal to the goddess Athena saves him from his mother's Furies, breaking th... View more info

"The Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830"

By: "Ashton, Thomas S."

Price: $3.50

Publisher: "Oxford University Press, USA":

Seller ID: 9780195002522

ISBN: 0195002520

Condition: GOOD


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St. Augustine Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)

By: "Augustine, Saint"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780192833723

ISBN: 0192833723

Condition: GOOD


In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. Now, Henry C... View more info

Things Chinese

By: "Ball, J. Dyer (H. J, Lethbridge, intro.)"

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press: 1982

Seller ID: 7-5T024

ISBN: 195815254

Condition: VERY GOOD+


" Tight, light age tanning to pages, light age soil to exterior page edges, square. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Crisp dust jacket which has shelfwear to top and bottom edges and a 1"" L-shaped rip which has been stabilized with clear tape on the inside. A ""dictionary of Chinese culture, society and history"" 766 indexed pages. 8.5x5.75x2.5""" View more info

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Documentary: A History of the Non-Fiction Film

By: "Barnouw, Erik"

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780195078985

ISBN: 0195078985

Condition: GOOD


Now brought completely up to date, the new edition of this classic work on documentary films and filmmaking surveys the history of the genre from 1895 to the present day. With the myriad social upheavals over the past decade, documentaries have enjoyed an international renaissance; here Barnouw considers the medium in the light of an entirely new political and social climate. He examines as well the latest filmmaking technology, and the effects that video cassettes and cable television are having on the production of documentaries. And like the previous editions, Documentary is filled with pho... View more info

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The Artful Universe

By: "Barrow, John D."

Price: $8.50

Publisher: "Oxford University Press, USA":

Seller ID: 9780198539964

ISBN: 0198539967

Condition: very good


Our likes and dislikes--our senses and sensibilities--did not fall ready-made from the sky, argues internationally acclaimed author John D. Barrow. We know we enjoy a beautiful painting or a passionate symphony, but what we don't necessarily understand is that these experiences conjure up latent instincts laid down and perpetuated over millions of years. Now, in The Artful Universe, Barrow explores the close ties between our aesthetic appreciation and the basic nature of the Universe, challenging the commonly held view that our sense of beauty is entirely free and unfettered. Barrow argues... View more info

The Illustrated Zuleika Dobson

By: "Beerbohm, Max"

Price: $74.95

Publisher: "New Haven, CT", 1983

Seller ID: 1DT023

ISBN: 0300033893

Condition: FINE / Fine


"As new except for faint foxing to exterior page edges and faintest of softening to top edge of spine. Dust jacket as new. For the first time an edition illustrated with all 80 of Beerbohm's own water color caricatures with which he had illustrated his own copy of the text. ""the quintessential Oxford novel…the beautiful Zuleika Dobson, and the havoc she wreaks on the dons and undergraduates when she visits Oxford during Eights Week"" " View more info

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The Consolation of Philosophy (Oxford World's Classics)

By: "Boethius,"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780199540549

ISBN: 0199540543

Condition: GOOD


Boethius composed De Consolation Philosophiae in the sixth century A.D. while awaiting death by torture, condemned on a charge of plotting against Gothic rule, which he protested as manifestly unjust. Though a Christian, Boethius details the true end of life as the soul's knowledge of God, and consoles himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy, not with Christian precepts. Written in a form called Meippean Satire that alternates between prose and verse, Boethius' work often consists of a story told by Ovid or Horace to illustrate the philosophy being expounded. The Consolation of Philoso... View more info

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Why the Civil War Came

By: "Boritt, Gabor S. (Ed.)"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: "Oxford, UK", OXFORD UNIV PR: 1997

Edition: (1st thus)

Seller ID: 94T017

ISBN: 0195113764

Condition: NEAR FINE


As new except for slight curl. 7 essays by eminent historians who participated in the Oxford - Gettsysburg Civil War summer Institute. View more info

Optical Aberration Coefficients

By: "Buchdahl, H.A."

Price: $89.95

Publisher: NY, 1968

Seller ID: 5-5X006

Condition: GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean interior. Covers are creased with rubbed edges and sticker smudges. Owner's name on title page and a few folded page corners. ""unabridged and corrected republication of the work originally published by Oxford University Press in 1954, to which have been added a new preface and a series of thirteen papers by the author originally published in the 'Journal of the Optical Society' of America..."" 424 indexed pages. 6.5x9.25"" (16.5x23.5cm)" View more info

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Managing Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide

By: "Butler, Gillian, Hope, Tony"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780195314533

ISBN: 0195314530

Condition: very good


Originally published in 1995, the first edition of Managing Your Mind established a unique place in the self-help book market. A blend of tried-and-true psychological counseling and no-nonsense management advice grounded in the principles of CBTand other psychological treatments, the book straddled two types of self-help literature, arguing that in one's personal and professional life, the way to success is the same. By adopting the practical strategies that mental health experts Butler and Hope have developed over years of clinical research and practice, one can develop the "mental fitness" n... View more info

MYTHS AND FOLKLORE An Anthology for High School Students

By: "Christ, Henry I."

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Oxford Book Co.:

Seller ID: B000KTLPO6

ISBN: B000KTLPO6

Condition: GOOD


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Jazz: The American Theme Song

By: "Collier, James Lincoln"

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780195079432

ISBN: 0195079434

Condition: GOOD


Praised by the Washington Post as a "tough, unblinkered critic," James Lincoln Collier is probably the most controversial writer on jazz today. His acclaimed biographies of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman continue to spark debate in jazz circles, and his iconoclastic articles on jazz over the past 30 years have attracted even more attention. With the publication of Jazz: The American Theme Song, Collier does nothing to soften his reputation for hard-hitting, incisive commentary. Questioning everything we think we know about jazz--its origins, its innovative geniuses, the imp... View more info

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The Idea of Nature (Galaxy Books)

By: "Collingwood, Robin George"

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780195002171

ISBN: 0195002172

Condition: GOOD


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The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)

By: "Crane, Stephen"

Price: $4.45

Publisher: "Oxford University Press, USA":

Seller ID: 9780192833150

ISBN: 0192833154

Condition: GOOD


Oxford offers the most generously annotated edition of The Red Badge of Courage (1895), a vivid psychological account of a young man's experience fighting in the American Civil War based on Crane's reading of popular descriptions of battle. This volume also includes the short stories "The Open Boat"(1898), "The Monster"(1899), and "The Blue Hotel." The editors explore Crane's work from a fresh critical perspective, focusing on his role as an experimental writer, his modernist legacy, and his social as well as literary revisionism. View more info