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February 15, 2018

 February 2018 Oxford Reference update

This month two updated titles have been added to the Quick Reference collection, and four titles have been added to the Reference Library collection.

A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)


A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)
Edited by Ian Ridpath
Quick Reference

Compiled with the help of a team of expert contributors under the editorship of renowned author and broadcaster Ian Ridpath, the third edition of this dictionary covers everything from space exploration and the equipment involved to astrophysics, cosmology, and the concept of time.

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 A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)
Ian Buchanan
Quick Reference

The most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, Internet studies, and sociopolitical critical theory.

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  The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication
Edited by Matthew C. Nisbet
Reference Library

Taking a multifaceted approach, this encyclopedia offers a scholarly examination of the effects of climate change communication on public opinion and policy decisions; journalistic coverage and media portrayals of climate change; communication strategies and campaigns; and the implications of effective communication, including those of outreach and advocacy efforts.

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     The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

Edited by William R. Thompson
Reference Library

This encyclopedia provides an authoritative overview of the central approaches, methodologies, and topics of the field. Its comprehensive examination of both classic and emerging theories underscores the breadth and depth of international relations theory today and is a necessary resource for students and as well as both new and established scholars.

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   The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis
Edited by Cameron G. Thies
Reference Library

This encyclopedia brings together leading scholars to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on foreign policy analysis ever produced. In over 100 peer-reviewed entries, readers will find authoritative overviews of the theoretical, methodological, and substantive areas of interest in the realm of foreign policy.

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     The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication

Edited by Howard Giles and Jake Harwood
Reference Library

This encyclopedia is the first dedicated to this burgeoning field within communication studies. The essays in this collection explore geographic regions, communication processes, theories, and applied areas of interest, all pertaining to how human communication processes are influenced by, and themselves influence, the groups to which we all belong.

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