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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
303,593 words
Illustration(s):
1
A comprehensive and accessible survey of the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. It covers the people, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, from ... More
The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
1.46 million words
Illustration(s):
72
Winner of the 2005 Annual Book Award at the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. This comprehensive scholarly reference ... More
Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
201,474 words
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73
Over 2,000 entries This accessible dictionary is packed full of authoritative information on foods and drinks, types of diet, sports and activities, ... More
A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Science and technology
Length:
221,131 words
Illustration(s):
53
Over 8,000 entries This dictionary offers jargon-free entries on food, nutrition, diet, and health that clearly explain even the most technical of ... More
The Oxford Companion to Beer

The Oxford Companion to Beer   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
569,900 words
Illustration(s):
119
Over 1,100 entries 1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category. The first major reference work to investigate the history and ... More
The Oxford Companion to Food

The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
1.10 million words
Illustration(s):
176
‘the best food reference work ever to appear in the English language … read it and be dazzled’ – Bee Wilson, New Statesman Over 3,000 entries ... More
The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
532,518 words
Illustration(s):
115
Over 595 entries This is the most ambitious and eclectic reference work of its kind, a sweeping collection of nearly 600 entries on all things sweet, written by 265 expert ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Garden

The Oxford Companion to the Garden   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Society and culture, Lifestyle, Home, and garden, Art & Architecture
Length:
616,444 words
Illustration(s):
134
‘a word of warning - there's no quick escape from this marvellous book’, Hugh Johnson This Companion is devoted to gardens of every kind and the people and ... More
The Oxford Companion to Wine

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink
Length:
994,959 words
Illustration(s):
75
Winner of the James Beard Foundation 2016 Award in the Beverage category. ‘The greatest wine book ever published’ - The ... More
The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
304,086 words
Illustration(s):
91
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original author in 2011. Covering all aspects of mythology, this Companion includes essays on the world's major ... More

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