3rd Revised Edition
Anyone who regularly tackles challenging crossword puzzles will be familiar with the frustration of unanswered clues blocking the road to completion. Together in one bumper volume, Crossword Lists and Crossword Solver provides the ultimate aid for tracking down those final solutions. The Lists section contains more than 100,000 words and phrases, listed both alphabetically and by number of letters, under category headings such as Volcanoes, Fungi, Gilbert & Sullivan, Clouds, Cheeses, Mottos and Archbishops of Canterbury. As intersecting solutions provide letters of the unanswered clue, locating the correct word or phrase becomes quick and easy. The lists are backed up with a comprehensive index, which also guides the puzzler to associated tables – e.g. when looking for Film Stars; try Stage and Screen Personalities. The Solver section contains more than 100,000 potential solutions, including plurals, comparative and superlative adjectives and inflections of verbs. The list extends to first names, place names, technical terms, compound expressions, abbreviations and euphemisms. Grouped according to number of letters – up to fifteen – this section is easy to use and suitable for all levels of crossword puzzle. At the end a further 3,000 words are listed by category, along with an index of unusual words.
Bloomsbury • 3rd Edition • ISBN: 978-1472968050 • Publication date: 22 August 2019 • Price: £14.99
This new eighth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent progress in the fields of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry, with particular expansion to the areas of research design and plant and animal development. Over 150 new entries include de-extinction, ecological footprint, rewilding, and Zika virus, now totalling over 5,600 authoritative and up-to-date entries.
Numerous appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, SI units, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on anatomical terms. With new diagrams and updated web links, this remains the market-leading dictionary for students of biology, both at sixth form college and university level.
Over 300,000 copies sold.
Oxford University Press • Oxford Dictionary of Biology • 8th Edition • ISBN: 978-0-19-882148-9 • Publication date: April 2019 • Price: £12.99
Now with over 4,000 entries, this new eighth edition has been fully updated to reflect progress in physics and related fields. It sees expansion to the areas of cosmology, astrophysics, condensed matter, quantum technology, and nanotechnology, with 125 new entries including Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, kilonova, leptoquark, and muscovium.
The dictionary’s range of appendices, updated for the new edition, includes the periodic table, the electromagnetic spectrum, and a detailed chronology of key dates. 17 new diagrams add to the clarity and accessibility of the text, with 140 line drawings, tables, and graphs in total, and many entries contain recommended web links.
This popular dictionary remains the most up-to-date of its kind: the essential introductory reference tool for students encountering physics terms and concepts, as well as for professionals and anyone with an interest in the subject.
About the Author
Richard Rennie, BSc, MSc, PhD has conducted research at the Universities of Aberdeen, Oxford, Cambridge, and California, Santa Barbara. His main interest is in the theory of the structure of matter. He has written a number of articles and reviews. He has contributed to several other reference books, including the Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry. He wrote the Facts on File Dictionary of Atomic and Nuclear Physics which was published in 2003. He has taught mathematics, physics, and chemistry at various Sixth Form Colleges and is a Senior Invigilator for the University of Cambridge.
Oxford University Press • Oxford Dictionary of Physics • 8th Edition • ISBN: 978-0-19-882147-2 • Publication date: March 2019 • Price: £12.99
New to Oxford University Press a great quick reference dictionary
This popular dictionary, formerly published as the Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, has been extensively revised and updated, providing more than 5,000 clear, concise, and jargon-free A-Z entries on key terms, theories, and practices in the areas of electronics and electrical science. Topics covered include circuits, power, systems, magnetic devices, control theory, communications, signal processing, and telecommunications, together with coverage of applications areas such as image processing, storage, and electronic materials. The dictionary is enhanced by dozens of equations and nearly 400 diagrams.
It also includes 16 appendices listing mathematical tables and other useful data, including essential graphical and mathematical symbols, fundamental constants, technical reference tables, mathematical support tools, and major innovations in electricity and electronics. More than 50 useful web links are also included with appropriate entries, accessible via a dedicated companion website.
A Dictionary of Electronics & Electrical Engineering is the most up-to-date quick reference dictionary available in its field, and is a practical and wide-ranging resource for all students of electronics and of electrical engineering.
About the Author
Dr Andrew Butterfield holds an honours degree in Engineering and a PhD in Computer Science and is currently Head of the Foundation and Methods Group at Trinity College Dublin, as well as Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning in the School of Computer Science and Statistics. His research interests include the formal aspects of computing and pure lazy functional programming languages, and he has published in various specialist journals (Formal Aspects of Computing, Science of Programming), has edited a number of conference proceedings (Implementing Functional Languages, Unifying Theories of Programming) and has been guest editor for an issue of Formal Methods in System Design. Dr John Szymanski is a lecturer at the University of York. He has written many journal articles as well as a tutorial guide in electronics called Basic Mathematics for Electronics Engineers: Models and Applications (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1989).
Oxford University Press • Oxford Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering • 5th Edition • ISBN: 978-0198725725 • Publication date: June 2018 • Price: £12.99