August 2016 Oxford Reference update
Five books have published online this month, all added to the Oxford Reference Library collection:
- Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
- Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
- Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2nd edition)
- Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3rd edition)
- Garner's Modern English Usage (4th edition)
With its coverage of environmental issues, global economics, online communications, and the latest political developments, this Encyclopedia is truly a 21st-century work.
While including many articles about China's earliest history - going back more than 5,000 years - the Encyclopedia is focused on the events, concepts, and people that matter today.
There is no shortage of information about environmental problems and no dearth of people calling themselves experts on sustainability. In fact, there is all too much information, and strident voices with opposing claims and frightening predictions. This encyclopedia solves the problem of information overload with concise overviews from experts on an array of sustainability-related topics.
From the big bang to the 21st century, this renowned encyclopedia provides an integrated view of human and universal history. Eminent scholars examine environmental and social issues by exploring connections and interactions made over time (and across cultures and locales) through trade, warfare, migrations, religion, and diplomacy.
This renowned encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of the culture, history, and business of sports around the world. The third edition brings the study of sports into the 21st century by integrating Berkshire's past work on women's sports and extreme sports into a complete sporting library.
With more than a thousand new entries and more than 2,300 word-frequency ratios, the magisterial fourth edition of Garner’s Modern English Usage reflects usage lexicography at its finest. It delights while providing instruction on skillful, persuasive, and vivid writing.