What's new: March 2019

March 21, 2019

March 2019 Oxford Reference update

This month five new titles have been added to the Quick Reference collection.

A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management


A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management
Edited by Will Manley, Katharine Foot, and Andrew Davis
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This new dictionary covers both agriculture and land management, including animals and crops, farm machinery and systems, estate management, forestry and woodland, the environment, and rural recreation. It addresses the increasing overlap between agricultural sectors and the demands of the management of rural land and property.

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)


A Dictionary of Plant Sciences
Edited by Michael Allaby
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This new fourth edition has been completely revised and updated, covering all aspects in the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earth sciences. Over 600 new entries, including Rosales, physical dormancy, menthol, and codeine, enhance the dictionary's coverage of botanical terms, key drugs and medicines derived from plants, and plant orders, families, and genera.

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A Dictionary of African Politics


A Dictionary of Physics (8 ed.)
Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie
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This new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect progress in physics and related fields. It sees expansion to the areas of cosmology, astrophysics, condensed matter, quantum technology, and nanotechnology, with 125 new entries including, Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, kilonova, leptoquark, and muscovium. The dictionary’s range of appendices, updated for the new edition, includes the periodic table, the electromagnetic spectrum, and a detailed chronology of key dates. Seventeen new diagrams add to the clarity and accessibility of the text, with almost 150 line drawings, tables, and graphs in total...

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A Dictionary of African Politics


A Dictionary of Politics and International Relations in China
Edited by Chris Ogden
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This new dictionary defines critical terms relating to China’s politics since 1949. It comprises succinct definitions covering core political structures, ideologies, and practices, as well as individuals, groups, and concerns that are essential to them. Covering the full spectrum of Chinese politics, authoritative and up-to-date entries include charm offensive, cybersecurity, hukou system, Silk Road, and United Nations Peacekeeping Operations...

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A Dictionary of African Politics


A Dictionary of Publishing
Edited by Adrian Bullock, Chris Jennings, and Nicola Timbrell
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This new dictionary covers the full range of publishing-related topics, defining terms encountered in the processes of editing, producing, printing, and distributing books and digital content. With entries ranging from proofreading and binding to discoverability and royalties, and covering contemporary areas of publishing such as digital workflow and digital rights management, the dictionary provides easy-to-find and accurate information on key terms and concepts. It is an invaluable reference resource for students of publishing, as well as for those currently working in the industry.

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