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The Oxford English Dictionary

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ISBN : 0198611862
Genre : English language
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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the magnificent "Oxford English Dictionary. Originally published in fascicles starting in 1884 and completed in 1928, subsequently revised, expanded to 20 volumes, and adapted to the electronic age, the "OED has become the most venerated English language reference ever compiled. For those who use and love the language most intensely, the "OED has no peer. With more than 22,000 pages of definitions, nearly 2.5 illustrative quotations from writers as disparate as Geoffrey Chaucer and Erica Jong, William Shakespeare and Raymond Chandler, Charles Darwin and Quentin Tarantino, the OED is a dictionary like no other. Its entries offer the most authoritative definitions, detailed information on pronunciation, variant spellings throughout each word's history, extensive treatment of etymology, and details of area of usage and of any regional characteristics (including geographical origins). It is, as "Time observed, "a scholarly Everest." To celebrate 75 years since the publication of the last fascicle of the First Edition, Oxford University Press is offering the Second Edition at a special discounted price. For a limited time only, the 20-volume set is only $895.00{u2014} its lowest price ever!
Category: English language

Reading The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Ammon Shea
ISBN : 9781846141980
Genre : Humor
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'If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on. I have read the OED so you don't have tohellip;' Ammon Shea spent a year reading the 21,730 pages of the worldrs"s most exhaustive, exhausting dictionary (there are over 60,000 words on the various meanings of ls"setrs") and this book is a personal and very funny account of his year lost inside its 20 volumes, it is also the year his girlfriend moves in and all kinds of other life-changing things happen. The book is divided into 26 chapters, one per letter of the alphabet: each is half narrative and half a collection of his favourite words. These span from the incredibly useful (unlove to cease loving someone, and parabore a defence against bores) to the downright bizarre (lant to make ale stronger with urine, and natiform shaped like buttocks) and take in the eight different kinds of drunkenness and all kinds of other strangely memorable information along the way.
Category: Humor

Crossing Borders

Author : Tapan Basu
ISBN : 9781611479003
Genre : Social Science
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Crossing Borders engages with the emergent field of borders studies, particularly in relation to North America, South Asia, and the transnational spaces they continue to embrace. While multicultural theory tends to emphasize specific and individual cultures, border studies examines the intersection of cultures and the resulting effects.
Category: Social Science

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9786180306729
Genre : Fiction
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Η αμερικανίδα Μέριλιν Ρόμπινσον, μία από τις σημαντικότερες συγγραφείς της εποχής μας, μας χαρίζει την αξέχαστη ιστορία ενηλικίωσης ενός κοριτσιού που μεγαλώνει στο περιθώριο της κοινωνίας μες στον φόβο και το δέος, τα χρόνια της μεγάλης ύφεσης της αμερικανικής οικονομίας τη δεκαετία του 1920. Η Λάιλα, άστεγη και μόνη, αφού έχει περιπλανηθεί επί χρόνια στην ύπαιθρο, μπαίνει στην εκκλησία μιας μικρής πόλης της Αϊόβα για να βρει καταφύγιο από τη βροχή. Αυτή θα είναι η αφορμή για να γεννηθούν ένας έρωτας και μια αναζήτηση που θα της αλλάξουν τη ζωή. Αφού παντρευτεί τον ιερέα της εκκλησίας και βρεθεί σε ασφαλές και προστατευμένο περιβάλλον, θα ξεκινήσει να αναζητά το νόημα των δύσκολων χρόνων της ύπαρξής της.
Category: Fiction

Bucolici Graeci

Author : Theocritus
ISBN : 0198145179
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Bucolici Graeci
Category: Literary Criticism

Small And Medium Sized Enterprises In International Economic Law

Author : Thilo Rensmann
ISBN : 9780192515155
Genre : Law
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International economic law, with its traditional focus on large multinational enterprises, is only slowly waking up to the new reality of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), entering the global marketplace. In the wake of the digital revolution, smaller companies now play an important role in the global economic landscape. In 2015 the UN expressly called for SMEs to have greater access to international trade and investment, and it is increasingly recognized that the integration of SMEs provides one of the keys to creating a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. As SMEs increasingly permeate transnational supply chains, so interactions between these companies and international economic law and policy proliferate. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in International Economic Law offers the first comprehensive analysis of the interaction between SMEs and international economic law. This book presents a broad international perspective, gathering together contributions by leading experts from academia, legal practice, and international organizations. It opens up a field of enquiry into this so far unexplored dynamic and provide a touchstone for future debate. The analysis covers a broad spectrum of international trade and investment law focusing on issues of particular interest to SMEs, such as trade in services, government procurement, and trade facilitation. Diverse perspectives illuminate regional developments (in particular within the EU) and the implications of mega-regional free trade agreements. The essays also examine questions of legitimacy of global economic governance; in particular, concerns surrounding the threat posed to the interests of domestic SMEs by the growing liberalization of international trade and investment. These essays constitute essential reading for practitioners and academics seeking to navigate a previously neglected trend in international economic law.
Category: Law

Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta Selecta

Author : J. Diggle
ISBN : UOM:39015043121006
Genre : Drama
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The lost plays of the Greek tragic poets are preserved in fragmentary form only. This volume presents the texts of their most interesting and substantial parts, and is a valuable textbook for students of Greek literature, in particular Greek tragedy.
Category: Drama