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The history of manned space flight [infographic]

Initially fueled by the Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, the exploration of space has seen some of humanity's greatest triumphs, harrowing disasters, and significant scientific discoveries... Read more >









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What was the name of the Italian journalist who wrote 'Pinocchio'?

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We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.


NOVEMBER 22, 2018

What's new in November 2018?

This month one title in the Quick Reference collection has been revised and updated. Find out more >

OCTOBER 18, 2018

What's new in October 2018?

 This month, one new Reference Library title has been added to the site. Find out more >

OCTOBER 5, 2018

A spotlight on... Space Exploration

Delve into the history of space exploration on Oxford Reference with sample articles, quotations, featured books, and blog posts. Read more >