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Oxford Through The Lens

Author : Douglas Vernimmen
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* This fantastic collection of Douglas Vernimmen's photographs illustrates the magnificent city of Oxford at its best* Vernimmen has received over 150 international awards and has been featured in 60 international exhibitions* Foreword written by crime writer Colin Dexter, famous for his Inspector Morse novelsVenice is for gondolas, New York for taxis, Oxford for bicycles - and pedestrians. Oxford is a place to be taken slowly. This is a city which has survived untouched for the best part of a thousand years. And there has been a university here for nearly as long. And yet it never grows old: it renews itself each autumn with a fresh infusion of youth. Look at it closely, and ponder its secret.A familiar sense of history may well be your first instinct as you consider these fascinating pages; your second, a realization of the originality of the images, the pictures, the representations of the photographs: perspective, balance, light and shade, above all insight into the very heart of Oxford. The soul of things: street names, bicycles, the Thames, college libraries and dining halls.Oxford is one of the great universities of the world. It has been in existence for the better part of 800 years. Its history is to be found in the colleges, in the faculties and in the departments, in the magnificent collections held in its libraries and museums, in its time-honored traditions and ceremonies, and in the magnificent architecture of its buildings set in and around the center of the city. A diverse selection of images offer an understanding of how the university works: the people, the staff, the students and academics, a view of the university from the inside. The photographs selected here catch something of its double identity; something too of the daily life of the place so many lectures, so much laughter lived out routinely, oblivious very often of all the history. The city aside from the university is here too. So many images, so many perspectives, captured here, in lucid photographic language: winter's mornings, before the snow has started to melt; the river hosting one of the university's most popular sports, as well as leisurely punting. The floods of summer 2007 when the river extended its reach. Dawn on May Morning, when crowds have gathered together on Magdalen Bridge to listen to the choristers singing from the top of Magdalen College tower before jumping into the River Cherwell from the bridge! The city celebrates with funfairs and spectacles.Douglas Vernimmen's magnificent portfolio of photographs is his unique, early twenty-first century, pictorial interpretation of an extraordinary city.

Theological Ethics Through A Multispecies Lens

Author : Celia E. Deane-Drummond
ISBN : 9780198843344
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There are two driving questions informing this book. The first is where does our moral life come from? It presupposes that considering morality broadly is inadequate. Instead, different aspects need to be teased apart. It is not sufficient to assume that different virtues are bolted onto a vicious animality, red in tooth and claw. Nature and culture have interlaced histories. By weaving in evolutionary theories and debates on the evolution of compassion, justice and wisdom, it showa a richer account of who we are as moral agents. The second driving question concerns our relationships with animals. Deane-Drummond argues for a complex community-based multispecies approach. Hence, rather than extending rights, a more radical approach is a holistic multispecies framework for moral action. This need not weaken individual responsibility. She intends not to develop a manual of practice, but rather to build towards an alternative philosophically informed approach to theological ethics, including animal ethics. The theological thread weaving through this account is wisdom. Wisdom has many different levels, and in the broadest sense is connected with the flow of life understood in its interconnectedness and sociality. It is profoundly theological and practical. In naming the project the evolution of wisdom Deane-Drummond makes a statement about where wisdom may have come from and its future orientation. But justice, compassion and conscience are not far behind, especially in so far as they are relevant to both individual decision-making and institutions.

The World Economy Through The Lens Of The United Nations

Author : José Antonio Ocampo
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This edited volume documents the intellectual influence of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) through its flagship publication, the World Economic and Social Survey (WESS) on its 70th Anniversary. First published in 1948, as World Economic Report, WESS is the oldest continuous post-World War II publication recording and analysing the performance of the global economy and social development trends. It offers relevant policy recommendations and highlights how well the United Nation's (UN) annual report has tracked global economic and social conditions, and how its analyses influenced and were influenced by the prevailing development discourse during the past seven decades. It also critically reflects on its policy recommendations and their influence on actual policy-making and the shaping of the world economy. The World Economy through the Lens of the United Nations reflects on this report, amongst others, to provide valuable insights on global economic challenges and their differential impacts on different groups of countries requiring global policy coordination as well as context specific policy responses. It demonstrates that UN reports have often been ahead of the curve and played a critical role in policy debate, especially in the area of international policy coordination and coherence for balanced global development, and offers rich and path-breaking analyses of contemporary problems of growth, development, trade and stabilization.

Oxford Handbook Of Clinical Specialties

Author : Andrew Baldwin
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This is the definitive guide to the fourteen core clinical specialties that you will face during medical school and Foundation Programme rotations, and the must-have companion to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine.

The Tribals Of India

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Thirtieth Meeting ; Held At Oxford In June And July 1860

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Astronomical Observations Made At The University Observatory Oxford

Author : University of Oxford. Observatory
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The Anthropological Lens

Author : Christopher Morton
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Sir Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard (1902-1973) is widely considered the most influential British anthropologist of the twentieth century, known to generations of students for his seminal works on South Sudanese ethnography Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande (OUP 1937) and The Nuer (OUP 1940). In these works, now classics in the anthropological literature, Evans-Pritchard broke new ground on questions of rationality, social accountability, kinship, social and political organization, and religion, as well as influentially moving the discipline in Britain away from the natural sciences and towards history. Yet despite much discussion about his theoretical contributions to anthropology, no study has yet explored his fieldwork in detail in order to get a better understanding of its historical contexts, local circumstances or the social encounters out of which it emerged. This book then is just such an exploration, of Evans-Pritchard the fieldworker through the lens of his fieldwork photography. Through an engagement with his photographic archive, and by thinking with it alongside his written ethnographies and other unpublished evidence, the book offers a new insight into the way in which Evans-Pritchard's theoretical contributions to the discipline were shaped by his fieldwork and the numerous local people in Africa with whom he collaborated. By writing history through field photographs we move back towards the fieldwork experiences, exploring the vivid traces, lived realities and local presences at the heart of the social encounter that formed the basis of Evans-Pritchard's anthropology.

The Oxford Handbook Of Positive Emotion And Psychopathology

Author : June Gruber
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Considerable research has been devoted to understanding how positive emotional processes influence our thoughts and behaviors, and the resulting body of work clearly indicates that positive emotion is a vital ingredient in our human quest towards well-being and thriving. Yet the role of positive emotion in psychopathology has been underemphasized, such that comparatively less scientific attention has been devoted to understanding ways in which positive emotions might influence and be influenced by psychological disturbance. Presenting cutting-edge scientific work from an internationally-renowned group of contributors, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology provides unparalleled insight into the role of positive emotions in mental health and illness. The book begins with a comprehensive overview of key psychological processes that link positive emotional experience and psychopathological outcomes. The following section focuses on specific psychological disorders, including depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, as well as developmental considerations. The third and final section of the Handbook discusses translational implications of this research and how examining populations characterized by positive emotion disturbance enables a better understanding of psychiatric course and risk factors, while simultaneously generating opportunities to bridge gaps between basic science models and psychosocial interventions. With its rich and multi-layered focus, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and students from a range of disciplines, including social psychology, clinical psychology and psychiatry, biological psychology and health psychology, affective science, and neuroscience.

Canadian Oxford Dictionary

Author : Former Editor-In-Chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary Katherine Barber
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This is the Canadian Oxford Dictionary compiled from a database of over 16-million words of Canadian text from the last ten years. It has two database files which make it easier to find the correct spelling and definitions.

Risk Safety And Clinical Practice

Author : Bob Heyman
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This introductory text focuses on the underlying generic issues of risk management in health care. It allows the reader to analyse risk management issues, and to critically evaluate the claims made about existing and new technologies, in an informed way.

The Origin And Character Of God

Author : Theodore J. Lewis
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Few topics are as broad or as daunting as the God of Israel, that deity of the world's three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, who has been worshiped over millennia. In the Hebrew Bible, God is characterized variously as militant, beneficent, inscrutable, loving, and judicious. Who is this divinity that has been represented as masculine and feminine, mythic and real, transcendent and intimate? The Origin and Character of God is Theodore J. Lewis's monumental study of the vast subject that is the God of Israel. In it, he explores questions of historical origin, how God was characterized in literature, and how he was represented in archaeology and iconography. He also brings us into the lived reality of religious experience. Using the window of divinity to peer into the varieties of religious experience in ancient Israel, Lewis explores the royal use of religion for power, prestige, and control; the intimacy of family and household religion; priestly prerogatives and cultic status; prophetic challenges to injustice; and the pondering of theodicy by poetic sages. A volume that is encyclopedic in scope but accessible in tone, The Origin and Character of God is an essential addition to the growing scholarship of one of humanity's most enduring concepts.

Oxford Universal Dictionary

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Offers definitions to thousands of words, with a guide to pronunciations and abbreviations and appendixes covering countries, states, monetary units, chemical elements, and weights and measures

Australian Modern Oxford Dictionary

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"The Australian Modern Oxford Dictionary Third Edition contains the full text of the fourth edition of The Australian Oxford Paperback Dictionary, but has the added benefits of colour headwords and a durable vinyl cover. With over 70,000 headwords, the third edition of The Australian Modern Oxford Dictionary retains the popular features of the second edition (including encyclopedic entries), adds many new Australian and international words and meanings, and provides detailed guidance on usage. There is a special emphasis on Aboriginal culture and history. The Australian Modern Dictionary specifically examines words that have been borrowed from Aboriginal languages, with an etymology section that specifies the language from which each of the words have been borrowed. Up-to-date encyclopedic entries for the names of famous people, places, events, and institutions are also provided. The new words in this edition come from a variety of areas and include: Al Qaeda, Bali bombing, Benedict XVI, Lauren Jackson, Kyoto Protocol, Osama Bin Laden, Peter Jackson, Jemaah Islamiah, avian influenza, blog, botox, google, intelligent design and podcast."--Publisher's website.

The Oxford Harrap Standard German English Dictionary

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Oxford Handbook Of Primary Care And Community Nursing

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This Handbook provides easily accessible, contemporary, and evidence-based material, to act a reference or first point of enquiry for practitioners working in the diverse areas of primary and community care

The Oxford Duden Pictorial English Dictionary

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The Oxford-Duden Pictorial English Dictionary identifies over 29,000 objects by means of numbered illustrations. This second edition has been completely updated and revised to include the most recent innovations in science and technology and to offer increased coverage of all major fields ofreference, including photographs, computing, transport, and communications.

The Oxford Handbook Of French Politics

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The Oxford Handbook of French Politics provides a comprehensive and comparative overview of the French political system through the lens of political science. The Handbook is organized into three parts: the first part identifies foundational concepts for the French case, including chapters on republicanism and social welfare; the second part focuses on thematic large-scale processes, such identity, governance, and globalization; while the third part examines a wide range of issues relating to substantive politics and policy, among which are chapters on political representation, political culture, social movements, economic policy, gender policy, and defense and security policy. The volume brings together established and emerging scholars and seeks to examine the French political system from a comparative perspective. The contributors provide a state-of-the-art review both of the comparative scholarly literature and the study of the French case, making The Oxford Handbook of French Politics an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the foundations of contemporary political life in France.

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Oxford Textbook Of Ophthalmology Sections 1 2 10

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This new Oxford Textbook will become the definitive reference for ophthalmology. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, it covers all aspects of the scientific basis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the eye and its disorders, including neuro-ophthalmology, paediatric ophthalmology, and surgical principles and anaesthesia.The textbook has been written by an international team of contributors who have been instructed to emphasize clear plans for clinical management, giving the scientific evidence on which they based, while also analysing underlying mechanisms of disease.

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