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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
24 words

Dollar sign, denoting ‘all the *signatures’; used in *collational formulas with a figure indicating number of signed leaves

1989

1989   Reference library

David Ost

The Oxford Companion to International Relations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,461 words

Improbably, the major international developments of 1989 were all on display in the headlines of a single day, 4 June.

1989

1989   Reference library

David Ost

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,962 words

Starting with roundtable negotiations in Poland in February and culminating in the fall of the Berlin Wall in November, 1989

1992

1992   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
67 words
The programme of the European Community (EC) aimed at unifying its *internal market by 1992. The target was the elimination of all barriers to the movement of goods, people, and capital ... More
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419   Quick reference

A Dictionary of African Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019

A popular term in parts of West Africa that refers to scams, fraud, and confidence tricksters. Originating in Nigeria, ‘...

9/11

9/11   Reference library

Jeffrey Melnick

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,372 words

Almost immediately after four hijacked planes crashed on 11 September 2011 conversations started about how the tragedy should be understood

9/11

9/11   Reference library

Michael Cox

The Oxford Companion to International Relations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,840 words

Judging the significance of any major event is never easy. Inevitably, new events come along to make what once appeared

9/11

9/11   Reference library

Michael Cox

The Oxford Companion to American Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,843 words

Judging the significance of any major event is never easy. Inevitably, new events come along to make what once appeared

9/11

9/11   Reference library

Michael Cox

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,828 words

Judging the significance of any major event is never easy. Inevitably, new events come along to make what once appeared

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

The usual abbreviation for *year (from the Latin annus, meaning year).

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
26 words

1. In connection with car rental, this indicates an automatic vehicle rather than one with gear levers. 2. As a

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

The first letter of the modern English alphabet was known as ailm [pine] in the ogham alphabet of early Ireland.

à Becket, Thomas, Jr.

à Becket, Thomas, Jr. (19 July 1843)   Reference library

Martha Furman Schleifer

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
250 words

He studied music with his father Thomas à Becket Sr. (b 17 March 1808; d 6 Jan 1890

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,011 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

1 Origins 2 The Stationers’ Company 3 Beyond London 4 MS circulation and playbooks 5 Religious publishing 6 Copyright and

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands

43a The History of the Book in Southeast Asia (1): The Islands   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
2,543 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Illustration(s):
1

1 General introduction 2 Writing systems 3 Dating systems 4 Book forms 5 Printed books

1 General introduction

The region of

A&M.

A&M.   Reference library

David Buckley

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
286 words

Record company. It was founded in Los Angeles in 1962 by the former US army trumpeter Herb Alpert and the

A&W Root Beer Stands

A&W Root Beer Stands   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

On 20 June 1919, Roy Allen opened a root beer stand in Lodi, California, brewing the beverage from a

A*

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
113 words

A *grade originally awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at *General Certificate of Secondary Education.

A-10A

A-10A   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002

a heavily armored plane designed to destroy tanks and constructed around its powerful 30 mm gun and enormous munitions drum.

A-bracket

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
23 words

the triangular bracket that extends from the hull of a powered vessel to give support to the propeller shafts.

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