The Penguin Dictionary of International Relations


Author: Graham Evans,Jeffrey Newnham
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 623
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The Penguin Dictionary of International Relations provides an authoritative overview of this complex and constantly shifting subject. Ranging from the Arab-Israeli conflict to weapons of mass destruction, this is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to the events, organisations, theories and concepts that are shaping today's global community.

The Penguin Dictionary of Economics


Author: Graham Bannock,R. E. Baxter
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: 9780141045238
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 409
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The Penguin Dictionary of Economics explains a host of economic terms, from acceleration principle to venture capital, Euro to X-efficiency, globalization to zero-sum game. The eighth edition has been fully updated to cover current terms and the vocabulary of the global recession. Wide-ranging and accessible, this detailed, practical and international guide will be indispensable for students of economics and professionals (in business, finance or the public sector), and for anyone wishing to follow economic discussions in the media today. Provides comprehensive definitions of the latest economic terms, from quantitative easing to sub-prime Discusses economic theory, including development economics, industrial organization, finance and game theory, as well as international monetary and welfare economics Includes applied economics, major financial institutions and the history of economics Provides entries on individual economists who have made a definable contribution to contemporary economic thought

The Penguin Dictionary of Politics


Author: David Robertson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140512762
Category: Political science
Page: 495
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Containing over 500 definitions of political theories, dogmas and phraseologies, this dictionary includes updated entries on the European Community and federalism alongside new definitions of the European Court of Justice and Central Banks, among others. Frequently-used terms in Middle-Eastern politics are explained, from Ayatollah and the Arab-Israeli wars, to fundamentalism and the Gulf War. It also includes sections on ideas that have become familiar terms over recent years, such as perestroika, glasnost, being politically correct, and Thatcherism, as well as issues that have taken on greater political significance - for example, abortion and environmentalism.

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology


Author: Nicholas Abercrombie,Stephen Hill,Bryan S. Turner
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: 510
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This revised and updated edition provides not only simple, one-line definitions, but also entries that discuss the issues involved in, and alternative approaches to, the central concepts, theories and writings of sociology. It is a comprehensive reference for students of school to university level.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics


Author: Iain McLean,Alistair McMillan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018279
Category: Political Science
Page: 624
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This best-selling dictionary contains over 1,700 entries on all aspects of politics. Written by a leading team of political scientists, it embraces the whole multi-disciplinary specturm of political theory including political thinkers, history, institutions, and concepts, as well as notable current affairs that have shaped attitudes to politics. An appendix contains timelines listing the principal office-holders of a range of countries including the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, and China. Fully revised and updated for the 3rd edition, the dictionary includes a wealth of new material in areas such as international relations, political science, political economy, and methodologies, as well as a chronology of key political theorists. It also boasts entry-level web links that don't go out of date. These can be accessed via a regularly checked and updated companion website, ensuring that the links remain relevent, and any dead links are replaced or removed. The dictionary has international coverage and will prove invaluable to students and academics studying politics and related disciplines, as well as politicians, journalists, and the general reader seeking clarification of political terms.

The Penguin Dictionary of Geography


Author: Audrey N. Clark
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 454
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A reference source containing over four thousand, five hundred entries. The text is aimed at students of physical or human geography. Second revised edition.

The Penguin Dictionary of English Idioms


Author: Daphne M. Gulland,David Hinds-Howell
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 378
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A completely new edition of this best-selling dictionary. Thoroughly revised with some 4000 new idioms, it includes all the very latest sayings with examples from a wide variety of sources. Idioms are arranged under categories and this unique approach results in a particularly clear and easy-to-use reference.

The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory


Author: David Macey
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: 9780140513691
Category: Reference
Page: 490
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Accessing the huge and often bewildering subject of Critical Theory can be an intimidating experience. This acclaimed dictionary provides the ideal introduction to the range of theories and theorists on offer and will prove an invaluable and authoritative resource to all students. * Incisive overviews of the work of key figures from Arendt and Artaud to Winnicott, Wittgestein and Woolf * Powerful summaries of the crucial debates on desire and deconstruction, object relations and Orientalism, postcolonial theory and postmodernism * Clear explanations of both the links and the disagreements between different thinkers and schools.

A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics


Author: R.L. Trask
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134884206
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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This dictionary of grammatical terms covers both current and traditional terminology in syntax and morphology. It includes descriptive terms, the major theoretical concepts of the most influential grammatical frameworks, and the chief terms from mathematical and computational linguistics. It contains over 1500 entries, providing definitions and examples, pronunciations, the earliest sources of terms and suggestions for further reading, and recommendations about competing and conflicting usages. The book focuses on non-theory-boumd descriptive terms, which are likely to remain current for some years. Aimed at students and teachers of linguistics, it allows a reader puzzled by a grammatical term to look it up and locate further reading with ease.

The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy


Author: Thomas Mautner
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 663
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Featuring hundreds of entries, this authoritative, A-to-Z reference encompasses the full spectrum and history of Western philosophy, covering such topics as logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, as well as providing incisive profiles of the world's great philosophers, past and present, and their influence. Original.

Hip Hoptionary TM

The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology
Author: Alonzo Westbrook
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0767913957
Category: Music
Page: 224
View: 1924

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The bumpin’ book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters, all other writers, pop culture fans, linguists, and parents who are just trying to figure out what their kids are saying. The inventive sounds of hip-hop (which became America’s number two music genre in 2001, outselling country) have echoed far from their Bronx beginnings of twenty years ago. Making its way from Compton sidewalks to suburban malls, garnering commentary from The Wall Street Journal alongside Vibe, hip-hop by definition delivers its messages in the most creative language possible. Celebrating hip-hop’s boon to the realm of self-expression, Hip Hoptionary™ translates dozens of phrases like “marinating in the rizzi with your road dawg” (relaxing in your car with your friend), including: • Big bodies: SUVs or luxury vehicles • Government handle: registered birth name • 411: the latest scoop or information • Bling-bling: diamonds, big money, flash and cash • Brick City: Newark, New Jersey • 1812: war, fight (as in War of 1812) In addition to the lexicon of idioms and beeper codes, Hip Hoptionary™ also features lists of hip-hop fashion labels, books, mixed drinks, and brief bios of America’s famous rappers, making this the ultimate guide for a Double H (hip-hop) nation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Official Rules of Card Games


Author: Albert H. Morehead
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0449911586
Category: Games
Page: 327
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With complete rules on more than 300 popular card games, including the new international laws of contract bridge, this comprehensive book also includes special sections on: choosing games for particular occasions, teaching card games to children, the etiquette of card games, technical terms used in card games, and more. From the Paperback edition.

Politics and Letters

Interviews with New Left Review
Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784780170
Category: Philosophy
Page: 452
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Raymond Williams made a central contribution to the intellectual culture of the Left in the English-speaking world. He was also one of the key figures in the foundation of cultural studies in Britain, which turned critical skills honed on textual analysis to the examination of structures and forms of resistance apparent in everyday life. Politics and Letters is a volume of interviews with Williams, conducted by New Left Review, designed to bring into clear focus the major theoretical and political issues posed by his work. Introduced by writer Geoff Dyer, Politics and Letters ranges across Williams’s biographical development, the evolution of his cultural theory and literary criticism, his work on dramatic forms and his fiction, and an exploration of British and international politics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations


Author: Christian Reus-Smit,Duncan Snidal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019958558X
Category: Law
Page: 772
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This Oxford Handbook assembles the world's leading scholars in International Relations to present diverse perspectives about purposes, questions, theories, and methods. It will become the first point of reference for scholars and students interested in these key issues.

A Dictionary of Economics


Author: Nigar Hashimzade,Gareth Myles,John Black
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191077348
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 596
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This authoritative and comprehensive dictionary contains clear, concise definitions of approximately 3,500 key economic terms. Covering all aspects of economics including economic theory and policy, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labour economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics, this is the essential reference work in this area. The new edition of this dictionary has been updated to include entries on China, India, and South America, to reflect the increase in prominence of these regions in the global economy. There is strong coverage of international trade and many entries on economic organizations and institutions from around the world. Fully revised to keep up to date with this fast-moving field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as austerity measures, General Anti Abuse Rule, propensity score matching, and shadow bank. Entries are supplemented by entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website, giving the reader the opportunity to explore further the areas covered in the dictionary. Useful appendices include a list of institutional acronyms and their affiliated websites, a list of Nobel prize-winners in economics, the Greek alphabet, and a list of relevant websites. As ideal for browsing as it is useful for quick reference, this dictionary remains an essential guide for students and teachers of economics, business, and finance, as well as for professional economists and anyone who has to deal with economic data.

Vampire Knits

Projects to Keep You KNitting from Twilight to Dawn
Author: Genevieve Miller
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0307586928
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Surrender to the allure of knits inspired by the immortals we all love to fear. If you adore Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries, this collection of 28 imaginative and beautiful projects is sure to captivate. • Black capes are so 1897, instead get stylish with the dead sexy Sidhe Shrug. • Unleash your inner shapeshifter with the Werewolf Hat. • Keep warm while holding hands with your vampire by wearing these Bellisima Mittens. • Around humans? Use the Blood Bottle Cozies to disguise your beverage. Whether you are wandering the Carpathian Mountains or the bayous of Louisiana, these smoldering projects—for knitters of all levels—will keep you well protected, no matter what you attract. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Dictionary of Critical Theory


Author: Ian Buchanan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192514210
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 512
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Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. This authoritative guide covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, and socio-political critical theory. Entries clearly explain complex theoretical discourses such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of hundreds of important figures in the field, with feature entries for those who have heavily influenced areas of the discipline, such as Derrida and Deleuze. This new edition of the dictionary has been updated to extend coverage of diaspora, race and postcolonial theory, including key authors such as C. L. R. James and Paul Gilroy, and of queer and sexuality studies, including notable figures such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Fully revised to keep up to date with this diverse field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as hyperobject and transgender. Entries are fully cross-referenced and many contain further reading suggestions. Covering all aspects of critical theory from globalization and race studies, to queer theory and feminism, this multidisciplinary A-Z is essential for students in the humanities and social sciences.

Usage and Abusage

A Guide to Good English
Author: Eric Partridge
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393317091
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 389
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Partridge's classic guidelines for writing standard English and explanations of usage differences are updated for the nineties with articles on sexism and vogue words

The Penguin Guide to Punctuation


Author: Robert Lawrence Trask
Publisher: Penguin Uk
ISBN: 9780140513660
Category: Reference
Page: 162
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Effective and easy to follow, this step-by-step guide will dispel the mysteries of punctuation and prove an invaluable aid to writing clear English.

The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes


Author: Fred Metcalf
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141044545
Category: American wit and humor
Page: 310
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Do Britain's top divers come up to scratch? Have you heard the one about the anteater who walked into a bar? Or the prawn-again Christian who found Cod? The Penguin Pocket Dictionary of Jokes is essential reading for anyone searching for the perfect joke. Here is probably the finest, funniest, most up-to-date collection of gags, rib-ticklers, side-splitters and plain silly one liners ever to find themselves squeezed inside the covers of a book. Whether you want a snappy wisecrack or a longer rib-tickler when making a speech, this easy-to-use dictionary will provide the perfect witticism. - Contains over 2,500 jokes - Organized by subject matter (from Absence - via Insults - to Writers) - Offers both short jests and longer gags - Includes jokes by famous wits from Peter Kay to Dorothy Parker and Groucho Marx