This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.
Facsimile reprint of the 1911 First edition.
Since the start of the twenty-first century there has been an unprecedented focus upon water as a key factor in the future of both society and environment. Water management lies at the heart of strategies of development as does the added the hazard of climate change. Water Resources and Development provides a stimulating interdisciplinary introduction to the role of water resources in shaping opportunities and constraints for development. The book begins by charting the evolution of approaches to water management. It identifies an emerging polarization in the late twentieth century between ‘technical’ and ‘social’ strategies. In the past decade these two axes of policy debate have been further intersected by discussion of the scale at which management decisions should be made: the relative effectiveness of ‘global’ and ‘local’ governance of water. A variety of case studies elaborate this analytical framework, exemplifying four key development challenges: economic growth, poverty reduction, competition and conflict over water, and adaptation to climate change. Current ‘best practice’ for water management is examined, addressing strategies of water supply augmentation, the ecological implications of intensified use, and strategies of demand management guided by economic or political principles. It is argued defining ‘successful’ water management and best practice requires first the establishment of development goals and the implicit trade-offs between water consumption and conservation. This engaging and insightful text offers a unique interdisciplinary analysis by integrating scientific, engineering, social and political perspectives. This is an essential text for courses on development studies, geography, earth sciences and the environment.
The Oxford Compact Reference Dictionary is a completely new title from Oxford English Dictionaries. Combining a dictionary with encyclopedic information in a handy format, it is the ideal reference book whether at home or in the office. It offers all the benefits of a traditional dictionarywith over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions, guidance on grammar and usage in the shape of in-text notes, and thousands of example sentences showing words in use. Integrated into the dictionary are also over 4,000 entries on people and places highlighted on the page by way of a distinctive newdesign, while a supplement provides information on a wide range of subjects, from prime ministers to music.
This classified annotated bibliography updates the standard sources needed by most small and medium-sized libraries for answering reference questions and improving collections. The brief, succinct annotations provide complete ordering information, which may make this a valuable tool for busy librarians.
Offers definitions for English words and phrases, along with observations about the evolution of the dictionary since its first edition and tables that contain information for such topics as countries and chemical elements.
Entries cover over 192,000 words providing definitions, pronunciations, usage notes, grammar advice, and a gazetteer.
Das Wörterbuch der Biologie ... kompetent, zuverlässig, bewährt! Das Standardwerk Wörterbuch der Biologie nun in 4. aktualisierter und erweiterter Auflage, mit ca. 60.000 Begriffen. Das führende deutsch-englische Fachwörterbuch in den Life Sciences – die essenzielle Sprach- und Übersetzungshilfe. Thematische Wortfelder verschaffen einen klaren Überblick bei der Recherche und Übersetzung. Alle Fachbereiche der Biologie und angrenzender Wissenschaften sind berücksichtigt: Anatomie/Morphologie Bioanalytik Biochemie Biogeographie Biomedizin Biostatistik/Biometrie Biotechnologie Bodenkunde Entwicklungsbiologie Evolution Forstwirtschaft Genetik Histologie Immunologie Klimatologie Labor Landwirtschaft/Gartenbau Meeresbiologie/Limnologie Mikroskopie Molekularbiologie Natur & Umwelt Neurowissenschaften Ökologie Paläontologie/Erdgeschichte Parasitologie Pharmazeutische Biologie Physiologie Systematik/Phylogenie Verhaltenslehre Zellbiologie
Nachschlagewerk; Erdgeschichte; Erde; Planet.
This dictionary is the South African edition of the best-selling Concise Oxford Dictionary, which has become established as the foremost authority on current modern English. It is the standard reference for English in all fields, for study, professional use, and at home, for guidance on spelling, meaning, and all other questions of usage and grammar. The definitions are distinguished by their accuracy, clarity, ease of use, and presentation. The inclusion in this edition of hundreds of South African words and meanings makes this an unrivalled reference work.
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

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