Tomas O'Crohan's sole purpose in writing The Islandman was, he wrote, "to set down the character of the people about me so that some record of us might live after us, for the like of us will never be seen again." This is an absorbing narrative of a now-vanished way of life, written by one who had known no other.
Searchable dictionary database of computer terminology, covering computer applications in industry, the office, science, education, and the home, the hardware, software, and telecommunications behind these applications.
This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature; that it is often rational to act against our own best interests; that most of us have moral views that are directly self-defeating; and that, when we consider future generations the conclusions will often be disturbing. He concludes that moral non-religious moral philosophy is a young subject, with a promising but unpredictable future.
A thorough investigation of both the valid and invalid reasons for using psychoanalysis as a system of thought to decipher historical events argues for the value of psychanalysis as one method of historical inquiry
This new Oxford reference work is the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedia available in paperback. With more than 1.5 million words of A-Z text, it is comparable in size to many hardback one-volume encyclopedias. The generous coverage of all aspects of human knowledge makes the encyclopedia the ideal reference work for everyone, whether at home, school, or the office. 20,000 authoritative and up-to-date entries; In-depth articles offering both fact and analysis; Up-to-date coverage of science and technology- from gene therapy to the Internet and the World Wide Web; The arts, religion, and mythology; History from earliest times to the present day; An entry for every country in the world- giving for each an outline of its geography, economy, and history, plus useful statistical information; Over 4,500 biographical entries across every field of human endeavour- from Pelé to Plath, Tintoretto to Tarantino, and Mendel to Mandela; Quick reference section including useful tables of political leaders, Nobel laureates, and winners of major sporting events.
This up-to-date, general purpose thesaurus offers over 300,000 alternative and opposite words. Synonyms are given in order of usefulness, showing the most relevant synonym first. It now includes even more, highly illustrative, real examples of usage to show synonyms in context and help you to identify the right sense. In addition, there is a brand-new centre section containing thematic and encyclopedic lists, for example of animals, games and tools, designed to help you broaden your vocabulary, improve your general knowledge, and solve quizzes and puzzles. It is perfect for all kinds of writing needs: study, letters, reports, creative writing, and for general reference.