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Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language

Edited by Tom McArthur.

January 1998; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: history of English. 1330 pages.471672 words.

Based on the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the English Language, this is the most compact, authoritative, and up-to-date source of information about the English language. With contributions...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Dinah Birch.

January 2009; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: literary reference works. 7066 pages.1052701 words.

‘No guide could come more classic than The Oxford Companion to English Literature … the literary reference source of first resort’The Times

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A Dictionary of World History

Edited by Edmund Wright.

January 2006; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: world history. 4091 pages.527857 words.

This wide-ranging dictionary contains a wealth of information on all aspects of history, from prehistory right up to the present day. It includes biographies of key figures in world...

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Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: language reference. 43808 pages.8256286 words.

‘A success and a pleasure...Dylan Thomas would have adored it; Byron would have respected it’ - David Morley, Director of the Warwick Writing Programme, University of Warwick

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A Dictionary of Modern Design

Jonathan M. Woodham.

January 2004; published online January 2005.

Book. Subjects: industrial and commercial art. 867 pages.236462 words.

From Art Nouveau to Postmodernism, Benetton to Frank Lloyd Wright, this fascinating dictionary covers the past 150 years of international design, with accessible and succinct entries on...

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Who's Who in the Classical World

Edited by Simon Hornblower and Tony Spawforth.

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: biography (historical, political, and military). 564 pages.315810 words.

Focusing exclusively on real people, this is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art. Shorter entries...

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Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Edited by John Roberts.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: classical studies. 2389 pages.644020 words.

“I would recommend this book to any school library or those with a general interest in the Classics”, Journal of Classics Teaching

Spanning almost one...

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration

E. Julius Dasch.

January 2005; published online January 2006.

Book. Subjects: space and time. 2189 pages.160636 words.

Written by a team of experts, this dictionary covers the fascinating world of space exploration and every aspect of the technology involved. It explains the jargon used in space...

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Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

Nigel Calder.

January 2003; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: history of science and technology. 119 pages.298891 words.

‘The ideal compendium for non-scientists of any age’ Sunday Times

This is a marvellously engaging tour covering the whole of modern science,...

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The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life

Edited by Andrew Campbell and John Dawes.

January 2005; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: zoology and animal sciences. 51 pages.157385 words.

A breathtaking insight into underwater life, this Encyclopedia offers unrivalled coverage of the fish and aquatic invertebrates that inhabit our rivers, lakes, and oceans. It describes in...

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