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‘What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?’ Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge’s frozen heart. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This edition reprints the story alongside Dickens’s four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire, in pursuit of his aim ‘to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land’. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
‘Love is nothing without feeling. And feeling is still less without love.’ Celebrated in its own day as the progenitor of ‘a school of sentimental writers’, A Sentimental Journey (1768) has outlasted its many imitators because of the humour and mischievous eroticism that inform Mr Yorick’s travels. Setting out to journey to France and Italy he gets little further than Lyons but finds much to appreciate, in contrast to contemporary travel writers whom Sterne satirizes in the figures of Smelfungus and Mundungus. A master of ambiguity and double entendre, Sterne is nevertheless as concerned as his peers with exploring the nature of virtue; unlike other writers of sentimental fiction Sterne insists on the inseparability of desire and feeling. This new edition includes a selection from The Sermons of Mr Yorick, which shed light on the concerns of the Journey, The Journal to Eliza, which records Sterne’s feelings as he languishes for the company of Eliza Draper, and A Political Romance, the satire on a local ecclesiastical squabble that was the catalyst for Sterne’s literary career. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England is a major new study of the social order in early modern England, as viewed and articulated from the bottom up. Engaging with how people from across the social spectrum placed themselves within the social order, it pieces together the language of self-description deployed by over 13,500 witnesses in English courts when answering questions designed to assess their creditworthiness. Spanning the period between 1550 and 1728, and with a broad geographical coverage, this study explores how men and women accounted for their ‘worth’ and described what they did for a living at differing points in the life-cycle. A corrective to top-down, male-centric accounts of the social order penned by elite observers, the perspective from below testifies to an intricate hierarchy based on sophisticated forms of social reckoning that were articulated throughout the social scale. A culture of appraisal was central to the competitive processes whereby people judged their own and others’ social positions. For the majority it was not land that was the yardstick of status but moveable property-the goods and chattels in people’s possession ranging from livestock to linens, tools to trading goods, tables to tubs, clothes to cushions. Such items were repositories of wealth and the security for the credit on which the bulk of early modern exchange depended. Worth, Status, and the Social Order in Early Modern England also sheds new light on women’s relationship to property, on gendered divisions of labour, and on early modern understandings of work which were linked as much to having as to getting a living. The view from below was not unchanging, but bears witness to the profound impact of widening social inequality that opened up a chasm between the middle ranks and the labouring poor between the mid-sixteenth and mid-seventeenth centuries. As a result, not only was the social hierarchy distorted beyond recognition, from the later-seventeenth century there was also a gradual yet fundamental reworking of the criteria informing the calculus of esteem. –Provided by publisher.’
All languages change, just as other aspects of human society are constantly changing. This book is an introduction to the concepts and techniques of diachronic linguistics, the study of language change over time. It covers all themajor areas of historical linguistics, presenting concepts in a clear and concise way. Examples are given from a wide range of languages, with special emphasis on the languages of Australia and the Pacific. While the needs of undergraduate students of linguistics have been kept firmly in mind, the book will also be of interest to the general reader seeking to understand langauge and language change. For this fourth edition, a number of new sections have been written, including many new problems and several datasets. Existing materials have been supplemented with new sections on grammaticalization, tonogenesis, morphological change, and using statistical methods in language classification.
About the Author
Terry Crowley was Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Claire Bowern is Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Yale University.
An Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, International Edition, provides an accessible and comprehensive account of this fascinating multidisciplinary field. Assuming little prior knowledge, the text is ideal for those studying the subject for the first time. Part A of the book introduces the principles of drug action via targets such as receptors and enzymes. The book goes on to explore how drugs work at the molecular level (pharmacodynamics), and the processes involved in ensuring a drug meets its target (pharmacokinetics). Further sections cover the processes by which drugs are discovered and designed, and what has to happen before a drug can be made available to the public. The book concludes with a selection of current topics in medicinal chemistry, and a discussion of various key drug groups. The subject is brought to life throughout by engaging case studies highlighting particular drugs and the stories behind their discovery and development.
Dr Graham Patrick gained his BSc Honours at Glasgow University, winning the McKay-Smith Prize for Chemistry. He completed his PhD with Professor Kirby and Professor Robins studying the biosynthesis of gliotoxin and related fungal metabolites. Following this, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a research chemist and radiochemist on a variety of projects that included topic areas such as opioids, antibacterial agents and antidepressants.
His academic career has included positions at Leeds and Strathclyde Universities as well as the Australian National University. He joined the University of Paisley (now the University of the West of Scotland) in 1990, teaching medicinal chemistry and drug design.
A comparative and integrative overview of how and why animals as diverse as insects and humans behave the way that they do, linking behaviors to the brain, genes, and hormones, as well as to the surrounding ecological and social environments.
Applied Psychology: Putting theory into practice demonstrates how psychology theory is applied in the real world. Uniquely structured as a series of themed ‘rooms’, it is as novel and engaging as it is essential reading for student mapping a career in psychology.
How do vectors help us work out the conformation of DNA or proteins? How do matrices help us tackle problems in quantum mechanics? What have differential equations to do with molecular dynamics, or the spread of disease? The use of mathematics is one of the most powerful tools available to a chemist. Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences shows why, using an extensive array of examples to demonstrate how mathematics can be applied to probe and understand chemical and biological systems. The use of maths as tool in contemporary research has been enhanced through the use of computer software. Applying Maths mirrors current practice by embedding the use of software into the text, showing clearly to the student how the use of maths and the use of software now go hand-in-hand. The application of maths has given us fresh insights into chemical and biomolecular systems, and has pushed forward the boundaries of our understanding. Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences is the perfect resource to help you master the skills required to study these systems, and broaden your own understanding. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre features the following resources for registered adopters of the text: – Figures from the text in electronic format, for use in lectures – Solutions to half of the problems presented in the book (with all other solutions presented in the book itself) – A guide tailoring the book for users of Mathematica
About the Author
Godfrey Beddard is Professor of Chemical Physics in the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, where his research interests encompass femtosecond spectroscopy, electron and energy transfer, and protein folding and unfolding.
Very well written and the perfect resource for self study. * The Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre * It is particularly useful for Scientists applying mathematical techniques to their analyses. However, professionals in other fields (e.g. Economics and Finance) will also find the mathematical techniques highly useful and relevant. I myself am an Economist, and found the mathematical content very good, and the scientific applications very illuminating. * reviewer on Amazon.com *
Having assured the members of London’s exclusive Reform Club that he will circumnavigate the world in 80 days, Fogg – stiff, repressed, English – starts by joining forces with an irrepressible Frenchman, Passepartout, and then with a ravishing Indian beauty, Aouda. Together they slice through jungles, over snowbound passes, even across an entire isthmus – only to get back five minutes late. Fogg faces despair and suicide, but Aouda makes a new man of him, able to face even the Reform Club again. Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) contains a strong dose of post-Romantic reality plus extensive borrowing from the author’s own Journey to England and Scotland – but not a shred of science fiction. Its modernism lies instead in the experimental literary technique, with parallel plots, a narrator constantly made to look foolish, four characters in search of their own unconscious, and a unique twisting of space and time. Verne’s classic, a bestseller for over a century, has never appeared in a critical edition before. William Butcher’s stylish new translation moves as fast and as brilliantly as Fogg’s own journey. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
About the Author
William Butcher is Head of Languages at Ysing Yi Technical College, Hong Kong.
Written by an expert author team, Australian Taxation Law 2018 provides a comprehensive analysis of taxation legislation, case law, rulings, administrative reforms, and policy announcements in key areas such as income tax, superannuation, GST, FBT and state taxes. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding topical tax issues and is a definitive guide through the complexities of taxation law, making it ideal for students and practitioners alike.
Written by an expert author team, Australian Taxation Law 2020 provides a comprehensive analysis of taxation legislation, case law, rulings, administrative reforms, and policy announcements in key areas such as income tax, superannuation, GST, FBT and state taxes. It provides a conceptualframework for understanding topical tax issues and is a definitive guide through the complexities of taxation law, making it ideal for students and practitioners alike.
Why do things look blurry underwater? Why do people drive too fast in fog? How do you high-pass filter a cup of tea? What have mixer taps to do with colour vision?
Basic Vision: An Introduction to Visual Perception demystifies the processes through which we see the world. Written by three authors with over 80 years of research and undergraduate teaching experience between them, it leads the reader step-by-step through the intricacies of visual processing, with full-colour illustrations on nearly every page. The writing style captures the excitement of recent research in neuroscience that has transformed our understanding of visual processing, but
delivers it with a humour that keeps the reader enthused, rather than bemused.
The book takes us through the various elements that come together as our perception of the world around us: the perception of size, colour, motion, and three-dimensional space. It illustrates the intricacy of the visual system, discussing its development during infancy, and revealing how the brain can get it wrong, either as a result of brain damage, through which the network of processes become compromised, or through illusion, where the brain compensates for mixed messages by seeing what it
thinks should be there, rather than conveying the reality. The book also demonstrates the importance of contemporary techniques and methodology, and neuroscience-based techniques in particular, in driving forward our understanding of the visual system.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Basic Vision features:
For registered adopters:
Figures from the book available to download, to facilitate lecture preparation.
Test bank of multiple choice questions – a readily available tool for either formative or summative assessment.
A Journal Club, with questions to lead students through key research articles that relate to topics covered in the book.
Annotated web links, giving students ready access to these additional learning resources.
Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life is a one-semester text focusing on the essential biochemical principles that underpin the modern life sciences. The sixth edition offers deeper coverage of the chemistry of reactions while emphasizing the relationship between biochemistry and human biology. Equipping students with a complete view of the living state, Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life emphasizes problem solving and applies biochemical principles to the fields of health, agriculture, engineering, and forensics. It strikes the perfect balance of biology and chemistry coverage, consistently placing biochemical principles into the context of the physiology of the cell and biomedical applications.
About the Author
Kathryn Kirkpatrick is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Appalachian State University.
Chemistry³ establishes the fundamental principles of all three strands of chemistry; organic, inorganic and physical. By building on what students have learned at school, using carefully-worded explanations, annotated diagrams and worked examples, it presents an approachable introduction to chemistry and its relevance to everyday life.
- The most approachable and engaging introduction to chemistry available.
- Chemistry³ spans all three strands of chemistry – organic, inorganic and physical – to provide unrivalled coverage across the full breadth of the field.
- The author team comprises organic, inorganic and physical chemists, together with chemistry educators, ensuring the text is approachable and engaging while being uniformly authoritative throughout.
- Abundant full-colour diagrams provide visual reinforcement of the text.
- Takes a mechanistic approach to organic chemistry, making it unique amongst introductory chemistry texts.
- The carefully-layered approach of Chemistry³ builds on the students’ prior knowledge to support the transition between school and university-level chemistry, providing them with a firm understanding of the fundamental principles on which they can build later studies.
- Context boxes and photographs throughout the book highlight examples of chemistry in our everyday lives, engaging students and reminding them of the central role that chemistry plays in our society.
- The structured maths support helps students get to grips with the often daunting – yet essential – mathematical element of chemistry.
- Cross-references highlight the connections between each strand of chemistry to help students develop an understanding of the subject as a whole.
- Worked examples show students how to plan a strategy for solving problems.
- Questions at the end of each chapter encourage students to cement what they have learnt, and challenge them to go further in their thinking around the topic.
- Chemistry³ is supported by a full teaching and learning multimedia package including interactive exercises which encourage students to actively learn, videos of molecular structures, and screencasts in which authors talk through selected examples and key reaction mechanisms step-by-step, clearly linking theory to practice.
New to this edition
- The first chapter has been thoroughly revised to support the transition between A Level and university level study even more effectively.
- 200 new figures have been created to better illustrate and communicate key concepts.
- An additional 50 end of chapter problems are now included with outline answers supplied online, all linked to relevant sections of the chapter.
- The online learning resources now include interactive multiple choice questions and solutions for students.
About the Author(s)
Andrew Burrows, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, John Holman, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of York, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, University of York, Andrew Parsons, Department of Chemistry, University of York, Gwen Pilling, Formerly of the Science Education Group, University of York, and Gareth Price, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath
Professor Andrew Burrows, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath
Professor John Holman, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of York, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Professor Andrew Parsons, Department of Chemistry, University of York
Dr Gwen Pilling, Formerly of the Science Education Group, University of York
Professor Gareth Price, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath
Table of Contents
2: Language of organic chemistry
3: Atomic structure and properties
4: Diatomic molecules
5: Polyatomic molecules
7: Acids and bases
9: Reaction kinetics
10: Molecular spectroscopy
11: Analytical chemistry
12: Molecular characterization
13: Energy and thermochemistry
14: Entropy and gibbs energy
15: Chemical equilibrium
17: Phase equilibrium and solutions
18: Isomerism and stereochemistry
19: Organic reaction mechanisms
20: Halogenoalkanes: substitution and elimination reactions
21: Alkenes and alkynes: electrophilic addition and pericyclic reactions
22: Benzene and other aromatic compounds: electrophilic substitution reactions
23: Aldehydes and ketones: nucleophilic addition and alpha-substitution reactions
24: Carboxylic acids and derivatives: nucleophilic acyl substitution and alpha-substitution reactions
26: S-block chemistry
27: P-block chemistry
28: D-block chemistry
Cheshire, Fifoot & Furmston’s Law of Contract remains one of the leading textbooks on contract law more than 50 years after the publication of its first edition. It combines a clear and authoritative account of the principles of the law of contract with thought-provoking analysis and insights. – The clarity of the narrative and lucid writing style helps to bring understanding of complex issues to a wider readership – Each topic is clearly signposted with summaries, introductory text and sub-headings for ease of navigation throughout the book – Numerous references to additional primary and secondary sources take the reader even further into the subject
The Compact Oxford Italian Dictionary offers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary Italian and English. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from evidence from the Oxford Languages Tracker and the Oxford English Corpus. Also includes Italian and English cultural and grammar supplements to help you improve your Italian or English.
Computers in Hotels: Concepts and Applications is a comprehensive textbook designed to meet the needs of students of under graduate hotel management programmes. The book covers the fundamentals of computers and their applications in the hotel industry and uses numerous examples, exhibits, flowcharts, cases, and illustrations to explain them. The book is divided into two parts. The first part on Computer Fundamentals introduces the reader to the basics of computers. Further it elaborates on various operating systems, MS Office, the internet, and database management systems (DBMS). The second part on Computer Applications in the Hotel Industry provides detailed discussion on hotel information system, computerized reservation system (CRS) and room management. It also covers accounting module, food and beverage (F&B) management, property management system (PMS) interface, and management information system (MIS). Students will find this book useful for its coverage of the fundamentals of computers and their applications in the hotel industry explained through numerous illustrations, examples, and cases. It will also be useful for hospitality professionals with its practice-oriented approach.
About the Author
Partho Pratim Seal is Assistant Professor, Durgapur Society of Management Sciences (DSMS), Durgapur. He was earlier Lecturer at Institute of International Management & Technology, Bengal. He also has 8 years of industry experience and had worked in the food production department of a multi-speciality club in Kolkata and various restaurants in Delhi. He has completed his diploma in hotel management from IHM Chennai, MSc in hotel management from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, and PG Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA) from Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad.
An understanding of thermal physics is crucial to much of modern physics, chemistry and engineering. This book provides a modern introduction to the main principles that are foundational to thermal physics, thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The key concepts are carefully presented in a clear way, and new ideas are illustrated with copious worked examples as well as a description of the historical background to their discovery. Applications are presented to subjects as diverse as stellar astrophysics, information and communication theory, condensed matter physics and climate change. Each chapter concludes with detailed exercises.
The second edition of this popular textbook maintains the structure and lively style of the first edition but extends its coverage of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to include several new topics, including osmosis, diffusion problems, Bayes theorem, radiative transfer, the Ising model and Monte Carlo methods. New examples and exercises have been added throughout.
Readership : Suitable for undergraduate students in chemistry, material science and engineering, graduate students in physics and all these subjects, and researchers in physical science subjects wanting an accessible and relevant resource for thermal physics.
Practical, global and rooted in research: this is the most holistic consideration of consumer behaviour available, demonstrating how seminal theories and cutting-edge research impact on marketing practice.