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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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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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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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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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The Oxford Book of Health Foods

J. G. Vaughan and P. A. Judd.

January 2003; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 121 pages.62608 words.

"A handy guide to more than a hundred types of food for which health claims have been made." Catholic Library World

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The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

January 2006; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 2711 pages.1074432 words.

Over 3,000 entries

The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson, first published in 1999, became, almost overnight, an immense success, winning prizes and accolades...

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An A-Z of Food and Drink

Edited by John Ayto.

January 2002; published online January 2004.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 1390 pages.164569 words.

From absinthe to zabaglione, this dictionary reveals the origin, meaning, and development of a host of gastronomic terms.

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

Edited by David Dabydeen, John Gilmore and Cecily Jones.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: British history. 448 pages.330374 words.

‘A magisterial excavation of black Britain...every student in the country should read it. ’, - Christina Patterson, The Independent

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