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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

  • Author: Timothy Darvill
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780191579042
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover the terms encountered in academic and popular archaeological literature, in lectures, and on television. Topics covered include artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, sites, and periods, and specialist areas such as industrial and maritime archaeology. The second edition is fully revised and updated, now including 150 new entries on archaeological sites, terms, movements, and people, plus extended coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory. The dictionary's primary focus is on Europe, the Old World, and the Americas, as these are the regions where archaeology has become an established academic and vocational subject, but it includes key archaeological sites around the world. A quick-reference section covers chronological periods around the world, Egyptian rulers and dynasties, Roman rulers and dynasties, rulers of England to AD 1066, and principal international conventions and recommendations. New to this edition, recommended web links for over 100 entries are updated on the Dictionary of Archaeology companion website.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

  • Author: Timothy Darvill
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199534055
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 547
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The most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of its kind providing useful information about archaeological terms, themes, theories, sites, places, artefacts and archaeologists ... from amphora to ziggurat. Will be especially useful to students, amateurs and enthusiasts, travellers, and anyone seeking to extend their knowledge horizon. Taking AD 1700 as the cut-off point, the dictionary contains over 5,000 concise and often referenced entries mostly relating to Britain, Europe and the Americas. The dictionary concludes with eleven `Quick Reference' sections on subjects such as conventions, stratigraphy, geology, periods, dynasties, emperors and rulers. The second edition is fully updated, with new evidence, insights and entires, and is now accompanied by dedicated webpages and bibliographic web links.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

  • Author: Timothy Darvill
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199534043
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 547
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A useful ready-reference archaeological resource with more than 4000 entries arranged alphabetically and coded by type, e.g., artifact; biographical; cultural phase or period; deity; document; equipment; general term; legal term; material; monument class or category; site, monument, or area of archaeological importance; and technique.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology

  • Author: Michael Allaby
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192860934
  • Category: Zoology
  • Page: 508
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Dictionary of zoology with 6,000 entries offering comprehensive coverage of subjects such as, animal behavior, genetics, and evolution.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

  • Author: Susan Ratcliffe
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198614179
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 580
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Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.

The Archaeology of Britain

The Archaeology of Britain

An Introduction from Earliest Times to the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: John Hunter,Ian Ralston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135189587
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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The Archaeology of Britain is the only concise and up-to-date introduction to the archaeological record of Britain from the reoccupation of the landmass by Homo sapiens during the later stages of the most recent Ice Age until last century. This fully revised second edition extends its coverage, including greater detail on the first millennium AD beyond the Anglo-Saxon domain, and into recent times to look at the archaeological record produced by Britain’s central role in two World Wars and the Cold War. The chapters are written by experts in their respective fields. Each is geared to provide an authoritative but accessible introduction, supported by numerous illustrations of key sites and finds and a selective reference list to aid study in greater depth. It provides a one-stop textbook for the entire archaeology of Britain and reflects the most recent developments in archaeology both as a field subject and as an academic discipline. No other book provides such comprehensive coverage, with such a wide chronological range, of the archaeology of Britain. This collection is essential reading for undergraduates in archaeology, and all those interested in British archaeology, history and geography.

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

Reference Sources for Small and Medium-sized Libraries, Eighth Edition

  • Author: Jack O'Gorman
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 0838912125
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 312
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Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.

Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages

Castration and Culture in the Middle Ages

  • Author: Larissa Tracy
  • Publisher: DS Brewer
  • ISBN: 184384351X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 351
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Essays exploring medieval castration, as reflected in archaeology, law, historical record, and literary motifs.

The Early Human World

The Early Human World

  • Author: Peter Robertshaw,Jill Rubalcaba
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195161572
  • Category: History
  • Page: 173
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Tells the story of early human life using an incredible variety of primary sources. -- from back cover.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics

  • Author: Christopher Clapham,James Nicholson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191579769
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 528
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Authoritative and reliable, this A-Z provides jargon-free definitions for even the most technical mathematical terms. With 3,000 entries ranging from Achilles paradox to zero matrix, it covers all commonly encountered terms and concepts from pure and applied mathematics and statistics, for example, linear algebra, optimisation, nonlinear equations, and differential equations. In addition, there are entries on major mathematicians and on topics of more general interest, such as fractals, game theory, and chaos. Using graphs, diagrams, and charts to render definitions as comprehensible as possible, entries are clear and accessible and offer an ideal introduction to the subject. Useful appendices follow the A-Z dictionary and include lists of Nobel Prize winners and Fields' medallists, Greek letters, formulae, and - new to this edition - tables of inequalities, moments of inertia, Roman numerals, and more. This edition contains recommended web links at entry level, which are accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Mathematics companion website. Fully revised and updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements this dictionary is indispensable for students and teachers of mathematics, and for anyone encountering mathematics in the workplace.