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The Oxford encyclopedic English dictionary

Author: Judy Pearsall; Bill Trumble
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This extensively revised second edition of the Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary offers the comprehensive authority of the first edition, brought completely up to date to incorporate all the swiftly unfolding events of recent years. The 9,000 entries on people and places have been reconsidered, expanded, and updated, and new words and phrases from carjacking and supermodel to Game Boy and buckyball have been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Pearsall; Bill Trumble
ISBN: 0195211588 9780195211580
OCLC Number: 32583337
Description: xx, 1765, 16 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Appendices. 1. Chronology of world events. 2. Chronology of scientific developments. 3. Countries of the world. 4. The Commonwealth. 5. States of the United States of America. 6. The British constitution. 7. The US constitution. 8. The United Nations. 9. The European Union. 10. Kings and queens of England and the United Kingdom. 11. Prime ministers and presidents. 12. The Beaufort Scale of wind force. 13. Weights, measures, and notation. 14. Chemical elements. 15. Astronomy: the constellations. 16. The solar system. 17. Geological time-scale. 18. Terms for groups of animals etc. 19. The animal kingdom. 20. The plant kingdoms: plants, fungi, algae, and bacteria. 21. The body. 22. Alphabets. 23. Indo-European languages. 24. Hallmarks. 25. Musical notation and the orchestra. 26. Architecture. 27. Sports and games. 28. The British Isle --
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Responsibility: edited by Judy Pearsall and Bill Trumble.

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