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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner, "The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar"
English | 1998 | ISBN: 0198613148, 0198612427 | 464 pages | EPUB | 17.37 MB

The Oxford Handbook of Retirement

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The Oxford Handbook of Retirement

Mo Wang, "The Oxford Handbook of Retirement"
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0199746524 | 672 pages | PDF | 59.1 MB

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation (Oxford Illustrated History)

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation (Oxford Illustrated History)

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation (Oxford Illustrated History) by Peter Marshall
English | September 13th, 2017 | ISBN: 0199595496, 0199595488 | 320 pages | EPUB | 19.37 MB

The Reformation was a seismic event in history, whose consequences are still working themselves out in Europe and across the world. The protests against the marketing of indulgences staged by the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing pattern of calls for internal reform and renewal in the Christian Church. But they rapidly took a radical and unexpected turn, engulfing first Germany and then Europe as a whole in furious arguments about how God's will was to be "saved".

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic (Oxford Illustrated History)

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic (Oxford Illustrated History)

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic (Oxford Illustrated History) by Owen Davies
English | April 9th, 2017 | ISBN: 019960844X | 416 pages | EPUB | 49.27 MB

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Telling the story from the dawn of writing in the ancient world to the globally successful Harry Potter films, the authors explore a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch. The book also focuses on the more recent history of witchcraft and magic, from the Enlightenment to the present, exploring the rise of modern magic, the anthropology of magic around the globe, and finally the cinematic portrayal of witches and magicians, from The Wizard of Oz to Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich (Oxford Illustrated History)

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich (Oxford Illustrated History)

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich (Oxford Illustrated History) by Robert Gellately
English | May 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 019872828X | 400 pages | EPUB | 31.04 MB

At age thirty in 1919, Adolf Hitler had no accomplishments. He was a rootless loner, a corporal in a shattered army, without money or prospects. A little more than twenty years later, in autumn 1941, he directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared–however briefly–to be the most powerful ruler on the planet. Given this dramatic turn of events, it is little wonder that since 1945 generations of historians keep trying to explain how it all happened.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (Oxford Illustrated History), 2nd Edition

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (Oxford Illustrated History), 2nd Edition

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (Oxford Illustrated History), 2nd Edition by Hew Strachan
English | May 1st, 2016 | ISBN: 0198743122 | 400 pages | EPUB | 26.95 MB

The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century.

That Oxford Girl: A Real Student's Guide to Oxford University

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That Oxford Girl: A Real Student's Guide to Oxford University

That Oxford Girl: A Real Student's Guide to Oxford University by Tilly Rose
English | September 14th, 2018 | ISBN: 1788886631 | 192 pages | EPUB | 14.53 MB

Ever wondered what it's like to study at Oxford University? Former student and famous blogger Tilly Rose, a.k.a. 'that Oxford girl', gives you all the insider tips on what to expect at one of the world's top universities.

Jason and the Golden Fleece: The Argonautica (Oxford World's Classics)

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Jason and the Golden Fleece: The Argonautica (Oxford World's Classics)

Jason and the Golden Fleece: The Argonautica (Oxford World's Classics) by Apollonius of Rhodes
English | April 15th, 2009 | ISBN: 0199538727 | 225 pages | PDF | 10.70 MB

The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous Colchian princess, Medea. The only extant Greek epic poem to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, it is a major product of the brilliant world of the Ptolemaic court at Alexandria, written by Apollonius of Rhodes in the 3rd century BC. Apollonius explores many of the fundamental aspects of life in a highly original way: love, deceit, heroism, human ignorance of the diven, the limits of science.

The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Oxford Landmark Science)

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The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Oxford Landmark Science)

The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Oxford Landmark Science) by Roger Penrose
English | April 28th, 2016 | ISBN: 0198784929 | 640 pages | EPUB | 23.84 MB

For many decades, the proponents of 'artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating tour through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that human thinking can never be emulated by a machine. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Emerald Planet: How plants changed Earth's history (Oxford Landmark Science)

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The Emerald Planet: How plants changed Earth's history (Oxford Landmark Science)

The Emerald Planet: How plants changed Earth's history (Oxford Landmark Science) by David Beerling
English | May 12th, 2017 | ISBN: 0198798326 | 406 pages | EPUB | 7.03 MB

Plants have profoundly moulded the Earth's climate and the evolutionary trajectory of life. Far from being 'silent witnesses to the passage of time', plants are dynamic components of our world, shaping the environment throughout history as much as that environment has shaped them. In The Emerald Planet, David Beerling puts plants centre stage, revealing the crucial role they have played in driving global changes in the environment, in recording hidden facets of Earth's history, and in helping us to predict its future. His account draws together evidence from fossil plants, from experiments with their living counterparts, and from computer models of the 'Earth System', to illuminate the history of our planet and its biodiversity.

Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information (Oxford Landmark Science)

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Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information (Oxford Landmark Science)

Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information (Oxford Landmark Science) by Vlatko Vedral
English | April 8th, 2018 | ISBN: 0199237697, 0198815433 | 240 pages | EPUB | 0.44 MB

For a physicist, all the world is information. The Universe and its workings are the ebb and flow of information. We are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for our basic forms to future generations using a four-letter digital code called DNA. In this engaging and mind-stretching account, Vlatko Vedral considers some of the deepest questions about the Universe and considers the implications of interpreting it in terms of information. He explains the nature of information, the idea of entropy, and the roots of this thinking in thermodynamics.

Antimatter (Oxford Landmark Science), 2nd Edition

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Antimatter (Oxford Landmark Science), 2nd Edition

Antimatter (Oxford Landmark Science), 2nd Edition by Frank Close
English | October 18th, 2018 | ISBN: 0198831919 | 176 pages | EPUB | 16.69 MB

Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should matter and antimatter meet, the two annihilate in a blinding flash of energy that makes even thermonuclear explosions look feeble by comparison. It is an idea long beloved of science-fiction stories—but here, renowned science writer Frank Close shows that the reality of antimatter is even more fascinating than the fiction itself. We know that once, antimatter and matter existed in perfect counterbalance, and that antimatter then perpetrated a vanishing act on a cosmic scale that remains one of the greatest mysteries of the universe.

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Oxford Landmark Science)

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The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Oxford Landmark Science)

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Oxford Landmark Science) by Richard Dawkins
English | October 1st, 2016 | ISBN: 0198788916 | 440 pages | EPUB | 0.48 MB

In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as the unit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals.

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (Oxford Landmark Science)

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Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (Oxford Landmark Science)

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (Oxford Landmark Science) by Michio Kaku
English | February 23rd, 2018 | ISBN: 0910315906, 0198785038 | 384 pages | EPUB | 4.01 MB

Already thoroughly familiar to the seasoned science fiction fan, hyperspace is that realm which enables a spaceship captain to take his ship on a physics-defying shortcut (or "wormhole") to the outer shores of the Galaxy in less time than it takes a 747 to fly from New York to Tokyo. But might such notions be more than science fiction? Some physicists suggest a 10-dimensional hyperspace may actually exist, albeit at a scale almost too small to comprehend, smaller even than a quark; and that in spite of its tiny size, it may be the basis on which all the forces of nature will be united.

Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History (Oxford Landmark Science)

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Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History (Oxford Landmark Science)

Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped our History (Oxford Landmark Science) by Dorothy H. Crawford
English | April 8th, 2018 | ISBN: 0198815441 | 288 pages | EPUB | 5.08 MB

Ever since we started huddling together in communities, the story of human history has been inextricably entwined with the story of microbes. They have evolved and spread amongst us, shaping our culture through infection, disease, and pandemic. At the same time, our changing human culture has itself influenced the evolutionary path of microbes. Dorothy H. Crawford here shows that one cannot be truly understood without the other.