Presents a philosophical reference work. In this edition, an international assembly of 249 philosophers has contributed almost 2,000 entries. It offers discussions of the aspects of philosophy, and of the lives and work of the great philosophers. It is meant as an introduction for general readers and as a guide for students.
The renowned Oxford Dictionary of Saints returns in a revised and updated form, providing concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1,400 saints, from the famous to the obscure. Featuring new entries on recently canonized saints from around the world, and a new appendix on pilgrimages.
An accessible, lively A-Z of over 3,000 words and their origins, drawn from Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research and language monitoring. Ideal for language lovers and students alike, the Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins relates the fascinating stories behind many of our most curious words and expressions.
Behavioural experiments are one of the central and most powerful methods of intervention in cognitive therapy. This is the first ever handbook of behavioural experiments. Containing examples of over 200 experiments, this book will be of enormous practical value for all those involved in cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as stimulating exploration in both its readers and their patients.
Patient-centred and practical, the Oxford Handbook of Critical Care third edition serves the consultant, trainee, nurse, and other allied health professionals as both a reference and aide memoir. This is the indispensable Oxford Handbook for all those working within critical care.
The Oxford Handbook of General Practice is an essential lifeline for the busy GP. It includes hands-on advice to help with any day-to-day problems which might arise in general practice. Revised and updated throughout, this new edition includes several new chapters and expanded information on the new GP contract and training.
Takes an integrated approach to both infectious disease and microbiology. Referenced to national frameworks and current legislation, it covers the basic principles of bacteriology and virology, specific information on diseases and conditions, and material on 'hot topics' such as bioterrorism and preventative medicine.
Describing the emergence and development of the civilization of the ancient Egyptians, from their prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks and Romans, this title details the changing nature of life and death in the Nile valley, which gave rise to some of the earliest masterpieces of art, architecture, and literature.
This bestselling dictionary provides detailed coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions in an authoritative and accessible way. It is a must-have for all nurses, nursing students, and medical practitioners, including midwives and health visitors.
An introduction to alternative religions, written by a past President of the Pagan Federation, that discusses the main issues involved in setting out on the Pagan path. It outlines the beliefs and practices of such traditions as Wicca, Hedgewitch, Druidry, Shamanism, Asatru and Eclectic Paganism.