The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Author: Michael Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199569924

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9672

Covers a wide range of terms from the visual art world, including materials, techniques, and important styles and periods. Revised and updated to reflect the recent development and expanded with new entries focusing primarily on modern and contemporary art materials and techniques.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Author: P. H. Matthews

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191079014

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 5555

The third edition of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics is an authoritative and invaluable reference source covering every aspect of its wide-ranging field. In 3,250 entries the Dictionary spans grammar, phonetics, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics. Clear examples - and diagrams where appropriate - help to convey the meanings of even the most technical terms. It also incorporates entries on key scholars of linguistics, both ancient and modern, summarising their specialisms and achievements. With existing entries thoroughly revised and updated, and the addition of 100 new entries, this new edition expands its coverage of semantics, as well as recently emerging terminology within, for example, syntactic theory and sociolinguistics. Wide-ranging and with clear definitions, it is the ideal reference for students and teachers in language-related courses, and a great introduction to linguistics for the general reader with an interest in language and its study.

Doing a Literature Search

A Comprehensive Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: Dr Christopher Hart, 195

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446229460

Category: Database searching

Page: 194

View: 3536

Doing a Literature Search provides a practical and comprehensive guide to searching the literature on any topic within the social sciences. The book will enable the reader to search the literature effectively, identifying useful books, articles, statistics and many other sources of information. The text will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Author: Peter H. Matthews

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198610502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

View: 7043

This invaluable work is the most authoritative dictionary of linguistics of its kind available. Clear and concise, it contains over 3,000 entries ranging from epiglottal and morpheme to Austronesian and Navajo. Entries cover every aspect of linguistics including language theory and history,language families and major languages from all over the world, and key figures and ideas in linguistics.The author, Peter Matthews, is Professor of Linguistics at Cambridge University and an established expert in the field of linguistics.Wide-ranging and accessible, this dictionary is ideal reference for students and teachers, and a great introduction to linguistics for anyone with an interest in language and its study.

Know it All, Find it Fast for Youth Librarians and Teachers

Author: Christinea Donnelly

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 185604761X

Category: Information resources

Page: 323

View: 8039

A brand new version of the best-selling enquiry desk reference text, Know it All, Find it Fast, specifically designed for those working with children and young people in schools, public libraries and at home. Including an invaluable overview of the education system and the school curriculum as well as a comprehensive listing of useful resources by topic, this A-Z covers school subjects from science and maths to reading and literacy, and more general themes such as children's health, wellbeing and hobbies. Each topic is broken down into useful sections that will help to guide your response; Typical questions outline common queries such as 'Have you got any information about volcanoes?' Considerations provides useful hints and tips i.e. 'Geography now encompasses not only physical and human geography but also environmental geography, social geography, geology and geopolitics.' Where to look lists relevant printed, digital and online resources with useful annotations explaining their scope and strengths Readership: This is the must-have quick reference tool arming librarians and teachers with the knowledge to deal with any queries thrown at them from children and young people as well as their parents and caregivers. It will also be a handy reference for parents and anyone working with children and young people in other organizations such as homework clubs and youth workers.

Zitate & Sprichwörter

Author: Hans Werner Wüst

Publisher: Bassermann Verlag

ISBN: 3641050626

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 1796

Das richtige Wort für jede Situation Manchmal ist es schwer, eigene Worte zu finden. Wer dann nicht auf Allgemeinplätze zurückgreifen möchte, der hat mit diesem Buch einen Schatz zur Hand. Egal ob frech, witzig oder ernst, ob philosophisch oder humoristisch, ob aus Europa, Asien oder Amerika, hier werden Lebenssituationen in passende Worte gefasst und man ist für alle Situationen gewappnet.

Information Please Almanac Atlas & Yearbook 1995

Author: Houghton Mifflin Company,John Kieran

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395710692

Category: Social Science

Page: 1024

View: 8294

Now including more than 1,000 pages of facts, essays, and photos, this ultimate browser's reference continues to be the almanac of choice for a rapidly increasing number of discerning readers. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the changes in almost every field of inquiry over the past year, this new edition again sets the standard for comprehensiveness and readability.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6240

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Music Reference and Research Materials

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Vincent Harris Duckles,Ida Reed

Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London ; Toronto : Prentice Hall International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 812

View: 734

This text has been the standard guide to source literature of music and contains critically annotated listings of over 3,500 key sources. This comprehensive guide to reference sources is organized into chapters by category of source. The text's organization introduces students to a vast array of sources to include: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias; Histories and Chronologies; Sources of Systematic and Historical Musicology; Bibliographies of Music, Music Literature, and Music Business; Reference Works on Individual Composers and Their Music; Catalogs of Libraries and Musical Instrument Collections; Discographies; Yearbooks; Directories; Electronic Resources.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 687

View: 7716

A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Generalia, language and literature, the arts

Author: Albert John Walford,Anthony Chalcraft,Marilyn Mullay,Priscilla Schlicke,Stephen Willis

Publisher: London : Library Association Publishing

ISBN: 9781856043007

Category: Reference

Page: 1186

View: 9235

From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.

Information Please Almanac 1994

Author: Information Please Editors

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School

ISBN: 9780395677469

Category: Reference

Page: 1024

View: 8575

Revised and updated, this almanac features facts, essays, maps, and photographs dealing with geography, astronomy, business, travel, military and veterans' affairs, world statistics, health and first aid, taxes, and history.