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HISTORYThe Oxford Illustrated History of the ReformationEdited by PETER MARSHALL

New thinking about a revolution that still affects us today

‘Whether we like it or not, we are all children of the Reformation’, writes Peter Marshall.

In this brand new Illustrated History a team of experts explores the Reformation from its

immediate, explosive beginnings almost 500 years ago through to its profound, longer-

term consequences.

The book brings together scholars at the very forefront of current research – Bruce Gordon,

Lyndal Roper, Brad S. Gregory, Simon Ditchfield, Alexandra Walsham – who reveal how the

latest scholarship is changing some of our views about the Reformation.

The account they give is not one of an inevitable triumph of liberty over oppression,

enlightenment over ignorance. Rather, it shows how a multitude of rival groups and

individuals, with or without the support of political power, strove after visions of ‘reform’.

The stories of Luther and Calvin (and the ‘isms’ that followed them) are set in a much wider

landscape: Catholic reformation, the radical expression of Anabaptists, and the birth of

global Christianity as Europeans colonized South East Asia, and South and North America.

And the Reformation was about much more than just theology. Events triggered by Martin

Luther came to reshape politics and international relations; social, cultural, and artistic life;

relations between the sexes; and the patterns and performances of everyday life. Longer

term, its consequences – and unintended consequences – shaped the modern world.

‘A fine panorama of current thinking on this formative era for the modern West.’

Advance praise from Diarmaid MacCulloch, University of Oxford

PR: Chloe Foster

About the EditorPETER MARSHALL is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. He is

a specialist in the history of the Reformation, particularly its impact in the

British Isles, and has written six books and nearly fifty articles around these

themes. He is a co-editor of English Historical Review.

January 2015Hardback320 pp, 14 colour plates, 120 black and white illustrations, 12 maps, 246x189 mm, TA978-0-19-959548-8£25.00Available as an Ebook


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March 2015 Hardback

416 pp, 234x156 mm, 20 black and white halftones TA


Available as an Ebook

See also Charles I and the People ofEngland, page 12.


HISTORYElizabeth I and Her CircleSUSAN DORAN

Meet the people who truly knew the Virgin Queen

Robert Dudley was her ‘eyes’, Christopher Hatton her ‘lids’, Francis Walsingham her ‘moor’,

and Robert Cecil her ‘pygmy’. Elizabeth I relied on the close friendship, support, and even

love of an inner circle of courtiers, but she also had a network of relationships that

encompassed parents, siblings, cousins – the ‘Boleyn girls’ and Mary Queen of Scots, her

successor James VI, and her serving women. She lived at a time when individual

personalities and human interactions mattered more than bureaucratic institutions and

structures, so it is to the Virgin Queen’s dearest and closest that this book turns to discover

what lay at the heart of the high politics and culture of her reign.

Susan Doran uses private letters to family and courtiers, portraits, verse, drama, and state

papers to reveal the true nature of her inner circle, and how her relationships were viewed

by contemporaries. Was she sexually jealous of her maids of honour? What do her

extraordinarily close, but almost certainly sexless, relationships with attractive male

courtiers reveal about her? A vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan

England emerges that offers a deeper insight into Elizabeth’s emotional and political

conduct than has ever been revealed before – one that takes us to the heart of the woman

who held the crown.

‘A brilliant new approach, achieving fresh insights into Elizabeth through her relationships

with the people who mattered most to her. Doran’s shrewd analysis brings the Queen, her

court, and her government into sharp focus.’

Helen Hackett, author of Shakespeare and Elizabeth: The Meeting of Two Myths

PR: Chloe Foster

About the AuthorSUSAN DORAN is a lecturer at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford and a Senior Research

Fellow at Jesus College. She has written many books on Tudor history

including: England and Europe 1485-1603, The Tudor Chronicles, and

Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I.


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March 2015Hardback240 pp, 18 black and white halftones, 2 maps, 216x138 mm, TA978-0-19-966325-5£18.99Available as an Ebook


HISTORYThe first in the GREAT BATTLES series edited by Sir Hew Strachan


How the events of 18 June 1815 changed the face of Europe

Waterloo was the last battle fought by Napoleon and the one which finally ended his

imperial dreams. It involved huge armies and heavy losses on both sides. For those who

fought in it – Dutch and Belgians, Prussians and Hanoverians as well as British and French

troops – it was a murderous struggle.

For all its ferocity, it was a battle that would be remembered very differently across Europe.

In Britain it would be seen as an iconic battle whose memory would be enmeshed in British

national identity across the following century. It failed to achieve this iconic status

elsewhere. In Prussia it was overshadowed by the Battle of the Nations at Leipzig, while in

Holland it was a simple appendage to the prestige of the House of Orange. And in France it

was the epitome of a heroic defeat that served to sustain the romantic legend of the

Napoleonic Wars and contributed to the growing cult of Napoleon himself.

Whereas most works on the battle of Waterloo are only military in nature, Alan Forrest’s

outstanding work – the first in the Great Battles series – describes every aspect of how the

battle was fought but deals equally with the aftermath: how it has been commemorated,

and its legacy.

‘It was the most desperate business I ever was in; I never took so much trouble about any

Battle; and never was so near being Beat.’ Duke of Wellington

PR: Anna Silva


About the AuthorALAN FORREST is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of

York. He has published widely on French Revolutionary and Napoleonic

history in France and Europe, on the history of armies and war, and on the

cultural history of modern France, most recently a biography of Napoleon.


Certain battles acquire iconic status inhistory. Each book in this new serieswill examine both the battle itself, andalso its legacy in the imaginations ofthe victors and the vanquished. Titlesin preparation: Agincourt, El Alamein,Gallipoli, Gettysburg.

The series editor Sir Hew Strachan isChichele Professorof the History ofWar, University of Oxford.


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May 2015Hardback

560 pp, 234x153 mm, TA978-0-19-968556-1

£27.99Available as an Ebook




Napoleon: On WarEdited by BRUNO COLSON

Napoleon’s great work on strategy, ghost-written for the 21st century

Napoleon fought as many battles as Alexander the Great, Caesar, and Frederick II of Prussia

combined, and won almost all of them. Although he mused about a great treatise on the art

of war, in the end he changed his mind and ordered the destruction of the materials he had

collected for the volume. Thus was lost what would have been one of the most interesting

and important books on war ever written by one of the greatest military leaders of all time.

However, Napoleon’s correpondence and writings contain an abundance of reflection on the

subject, and Bruno Colson now gives us the first ever systematic and authoritative

compilation of Napoleon’s thinking on war and strategy, including a Napoleonic definition

of strategy which is published here for the first time.

The wealth of material brought together for this ground-breaking volume has been carefully

organized to follow the framework of Carl von Clausewitz’s classic On War, allowing a

fascinating comparison between Napoleon’s ideas and those of his great Prussian

interpreter and adversary, and highlighting the intriguing similarities between these two

founders of modern strategic thinking.

Almost 200 years after his death, this is as close as we will ever get to the great book on

war that Napoleon contemplated but never had the time or the will to complete.

‘A major achievement, both in conception and in scale.’

Advance praise from Sir Hew Strachan

PR: Anna Silva

About the EditorBRUNO COLSON is Professor at the Université de Namur, Belgium. He has

published numerous books on strategy and military history and is currently

writing a biography of Clausewitz.

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February 2015Hardback560 pp, 20 black and white halftones,234x153 mm, TA978-0-19-873219-8£20.00Available as an Ebook

See also Catholicism and Picturingthe Apocalypse, pages 33-34.


The Nuns of Sant’AmbrogioThe True Story of a Convent in ScandalHUBERT WOLF

Power, sex, scandal, and cover-up

Discovered in a secret Vatican archive, this is the true, never-before-told story of poison,

murder, and lesbian initiation rites in a nineteenth-century convent. In 1858,

Katherina von Hohenzollern, a German princess recently inducted into the convent of

Sant’Ambrogio in Rome, wrote a frantic letter to her cousin, the Bishop of Edessa, a

confidant of the Pope, claiming that she was being abused and feared for her life. Her

cousin managed to extricate her and encouraged her to write a denunciation of the nuns

who had tried to take her life. The subsequent investigation by the Church’s Inquisition

uncovered the extraordinary secrets of Sant’Ambrogio, and, in particular, the illicit

behaviour of the convent’s beautiful young mistress, Maria Luisa.

What emerges is a sex scandal of extraordinary proportions. The events are skilfully

brought to light and vividly reconstructed in scholarly detail by one of the world’s leading

papal historians. Offering a broad historical background on female mystics and the cult of

the Virgin Mary, and drawing upon written testimony and original documents, Hubert Wolf

tells an incredible story of deception, heresy, seduction, and murder. Its ending, too, is

shocking: for those on trial, including Maria Luisa, were able to get away with these

dreadful crimes in the very heart of the Catholic Church.

PR: Chloe Foster


About the AuthorHUBERT WOLF is Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of

Muenster in Germany. He has been awarded a number of prizes, including

the Leibniz Prize of the German Science Society (DFG), the Communicator

Prize, and the Gutenberg Prize. An internationally renowned scholar of the

history of the papacy, his books include Pope and Devil: The Vatican’s

Archives and the Third Reich.


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April 2015Hardback

464 pp, 28 colour halftones, 245 black and white halftones,18 maps,

246x189 mm, TA978-0-19-960582-8

£30.00Available as an Ebook


About the EditorRICHARD OVERY is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He is the

author of more than twenty-five books on the history of twentieth-century

war and dictatorship, including the highly acclaimed Why the Allies Won and

the prize-winning The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia. His

most recent book, The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945, was shortlisted for

the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in military history.

HISTORYThe Oxford IllustratedHistory of World War TwoEdited by RICHARD OVERY

World War Two for a new generation

World War Two was the most devastating conflict in recorded human history, and it has cast

a long, dark shadow across the 70 years since it ended. This growing distance in time has

allowed historians to think differently about how to describe it, how to explain its course,

and what subjects to focus on when considering the wartime experience.

In The Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two a team of leading historians re-assesses

the conflict for a new generation, exploring the course of the war not just in terms of

the Allied response but also from the viewpoint of the Axis aggressor states. Under

Richard Overy’s expert editorial guidance, the contributions take a new look at many

aspects of the war – for example, chapters on ‘Unnatural Deaths’ or on the social history of

the armed forces – encouraging readers to look at the period afresh.

This outstanding work also brings the war to life visually. World War Two was fought at a

time when photo-journalism was at its zenith and colour film just coming into its own,

propaganda was produced in profusion, and official artists provided portraits of wartime

life. Illustrations greatly enrich this stimulating and thought-provoking new interpretation

of one of the most terrible and fascinating episodes in world history.

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February 2015Paperback320 pp, 8 pp black andwhite plates, 216x138 mm, TA978-0-19-871545-0£14.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-964252-6

The Roar ofthe LionThe Untold Story of Churchill’sWorld War II SpeechesRICHARD TOYE, University of Exeter

‘Thoughtful and thought-provoking.’

Richard Overy, Times Literary Supplement

‘My aunt, listening to the Prime Minister’s

speech, remarked of “our greatest orator”,

“He’s no speaker, is he?”’. This comment

from 1942 is just one of many that show how

reactions to Churchill’s speeches at the time

were often very different from what their

legendary status would have us believe.

Richard Toye uses survey evidence and the

diaries of ordinary people alongside

extensive analysis of Churchill’s oratory and

its effect on audiences in Britain and abroad

in a ground-breaking work that will change

the way we think about the man who many

believe is the greatest Briton ever.

PR: Katie Stileman

The HopkinsTouchHarry Hopkins and theForging of the Alliance toDefeat HitlerDAVID L. ROLL, Founder of LexMundi Pro Bono Foundation

‘A truly magisterial biography.’

The Washington Times

This is the first portrait in over two decades

of the most powerful man in Roosevelt’s

administration. Beloved by some – such as

Churchill, who believed that Hopkins

‘always went to the root of the matter’ –

and trusted by most – including the

paranoid Stalin – there were nevertheless

those who resented the influence of ‘the

White House Rasputin’. Based on newly

available sources, The Hopkins Touch

offers a fresh perspective on the World War

II era and the Allied leaders through the life

of a highly complex man who kept them on

point until the war was won.

PR: Anna Silva

June 2015Paperback520 pp, 32 black andwhite illustrations,210x140 mm, AC978-0-19-021817-1£10.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-989195-5


Churchill and Sea Power CHRISTOPHER BELL 978-0-19-967850-1, pb, £14.99

The Gestapo CARSTEN DAMS and MICHAEL STOLLE978-0-19-966921-9, hb, £18.99

A Small Town Near AuschwitzMARY FULBROOK978-0-19-967925-6, pb, £14.99

Backing HitlerROBERT GELLATELY 978-0-19-280291-0, pb, £16.99

Partisan DiaryADA GOBETTI and JOMARIE ALANO 978-0-19-938054-1, hb, £22.99

Diary of the Dark Years EAN GUEHENNO and DAVID BALL 978-0-19-997086-5, hb, £19.99

France: The Dark YearsJULIAN JACKSON 978-0-19-925457-6, pb, £20.00

The ‘Hitler Myth’ ROBERT KERSHAW978-0-19-280206-4, pb, £12.99

Heinrich Himmler PETER LONGERICH 978-0-19-965174-0, pb, £18.99

Holocaust PETER LONGERICH 978-0-19-960073-1, pb, £12.99

The Pursuit of the Nazi MindDANIEL PICK978-0-19-967851-8, pb, £10.99

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Mastering the WestRome and Carthage at WarDEXTER HOYOS, University of Sydney

A complete narrative of all three Punic Wars

To say the Punic Wars (264-146 BC) were a turning point in world history is a vast

understatement. This bloody and protracted conflict pitted two flourishing Mediterranean

powers, Rome and Carthage, against one another, leaving one an unrivalled giant and the

other a literal pile of ash. Mastering the West offers a thoroughly engrossing narrative of

this century of battle in the western Mediterranean. It treats the two great powers equally,

without neglecting the important roles played by Syracuse, Macedon, and especially

Numidia. Written with verve in a clear, accessible style, with a range of illustrations and

newly commissioned maps, it will be the most reliable and engaging narrative of this pivotal

era in ancient history.

PR: Anna Silva

In God’s PathThe Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic EmpireROBERT G. HOYLAND, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University

Rewriting the history of the Arab conquests that shook the world

How was a collection of Arabian tribes able to overun territory larger than the Roman Empire

at its greatest, in a mere century after the death of Muhammad? The question has perplexed

historians for centuries. This ground-breaking new history provides the first accurate account

by assimilating not only the rich biographical and geographical information of the early

Muslim sources but also the many non-Arabic sources contemporaneous or near-

contemporaneous with the conquests. It reveals how a distinct Arab identity emerged in the

land of western (Saudi) Arabia, and how non-Arabs, such as the Khazars, Bulgars, Avars, and

Turks, also helped remake the old world order. In God’s Path presents a pioneering new

narrative of one the great transformational periods in all of history.

PR:Anna Silva

January 2015 Hardback

304 pp, 30 illustrations and maps,235x156 mm, TA


Available as an Ebook

March 2015 Hardback

352 pp, 25 black and white halftones, 235x156 mm, TA


Available as an Ebook


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April 2015Hardback448 pp, 12 black and white halftones,234x156 mm, TA978-0-19-870829-2£30.00Available as an Ebook

Charles I and the People of EnglandDAVID CRESSY, Ohio State University

The story of the reign of Charles I – through the lives of his ordinary subjects

Ballads, sermons, speeches, letters, diaries, petitions, proclamations, the proceedings of

secular and ecclesiastical courts – these and more help David Cressy to properly connect for

the first time the political, constitutional, and religious history of King Charles’s England

with the experience and aspirations of the rest of the population. From the king and his

ministers to the everyday dealings and opinions of parishioners, petitioners, and taxpayers,

Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped

from complacency to revolution.

‘A brilliantly evocative account ... Cressy is able to recreate the concerns and reactions of

those usually hidden from history .’

Advance praise from Tim Harris, author of Rebellion: Britain’s First Stuart Kings

PR: Chloe Foster

I Hope I Don’t IntrudePrivacy and its Dilemmas in Nineteenth-Century BritainDAVID VINCENT, The Open University

What a single theatrical character tells us about a whole era’s approach to privacy

‘I Hope I Don’t Intrude’ was the catch-phrase of the eponymous hero of the 1825 play Paul

Pry by John Poole, which was an immense success in London, New York, and the English-

speaking world. David Vincent shows how the play resonated through Victorian society and

revealed its concerns over personal and state secrecy, celebrity, gossip and scandal, postal

espionage, virtual privacy, the idea of intimacy, and the evolution of public and private

spheres. But the book is far more than just an account of a play, it is a vivid, entertaining,

and extensively illustrated history of privacy in a period of major transformations in the role

of the home, mass communication (particularly the new letter post, which delivered private

messages through a public service), and the state.

PR: Chloe Foster

May 2015Hardback400 pp, 36 black and white figuresand illustrations, 234x153 mm, TA978-0-19-872503-9£25.00Available as an Ebook

See also Privacy: A Very ShortIntroduction, page 61.

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May 2015Hardback

544 pp, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-939203-2

£22.99Available as an Ebook


March 2015Hardback

384 pp, 25 halftones, 235x156 mm, TA


Available as an Ebook

See also Lincoln’s Last Speech, page 16.

HISTORYFortune’s FoolThe Life of John Wilkes BoothTERRY ALFORD, Northern Virginia Community College

The first full biography of Lincoln’s assassin commemorates the 150th anniversary

With a single shot John Wilkes Booth catapulted into history on the night of April 14, 1865.

His target was President Abraham Lincoln, but Booth was remarkably different from other

presidential assassins. Admired as an actor, the handsome and likeable twenty-six-year-old

was billed as ‘the youngest star in the world’. So how did someone so gifted and admired –

someone with so much to lose – commit a crime that stunned and infuriated a nation? The

first biography of Booth ever written, Fortune’s Fool answers that question. The result of a

quarter century of research into government archives, historical libraries, and family

records, it brings to life the exceptionally talented and troubling individual who committed

probably the most famous murder in American history.

PR: Chloe Foster

Deng XiaopingA Revolutionary LifeALEXANDER V. PANTSOV, Capital University, with STEVEN I. LEVINE, University of Montana

The first biography of Mao’s successor to cover his entire life

This fair-minded and unprecedentedly rich biography will change our understanding of one

of the most important figures in modern history: Deng Xiaoping. Alexander Pantsov and

Steven Levine have done what no other biographers have done; based on newly discovered

documents they cover his entire life, from his childhood and student years to the post-

Tiananmen era. They have uncovered a wealth of new material on Deng dating back to the

1920s, and Alexander Pantsov has interviewed many Chinese people with personal

knowledge of him. The book tells Deng’s long and extraordinarily human story including his

relationships with women – a story that encompasses almost all of the twentieth century.

PR: Chloe Foster

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March 2015 Hardback312 pp, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-935069-8£20.00Available as an Ebook

Great CatastropheArmenians and Turks in the Shadow of GenocideTHOMAS DE WAAL, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Marking the centenary of the Armenian Genocide

The destruction of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16 was a brutal crime that

prefigured other genocides in the twentieth century. More than a million were killed and the

survivors were scattered across the world. Although a century has passed, the event is still

a divisive and contested political issue. Drawing on archival sources, reportage, and moving

personal stories, de Waal tells the full story of Armenian-Turkish relations since the

Genocide. He strips away the propaganda to look both at the realities of a terrible historical

crime, and also at the divisive ‘politics of genocide’ it produced. The book throws light not

only on our understanding of Armenian-Turkish relations but also on how mass atrocities

and historical tragedies shape contemporary politics.

PR: Anna Silva

Gateway to FreedomThe hidden history of America’s fugitive slavesERIC FONER, Columbia University

Three men who helped thousands of slaves to freedom

When slavery was a routine part of life in America’s South, a secret network of activists and

escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The

‘underground railroad’ has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now

coming to light. In New York, a city deeply enmeshed in the slave economy, three men

played a remarkable part, at huge personal risk. Using previously unexamined records,

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of Sydney Howard Gay, an

abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray,

a black minister. Between 1830 and 1860, with the secret help of black dockworkers, the

network led by these three helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitives to liberty.

PR: Chloe Foster

February 2015Hardback320 pp, 50 illustrations, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-873790-2£16.99Available as an Ebook

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April 2015 Paperback320 pp, 16 colourillustrations, 34 black andwhite illustrations,234x156 mm, TA978-0-19-021842-3£14.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-515931-8

June 2015Paperback264 pp, 210x140 mm, TA978-0-19-022791-3£10.99Available as an Ebook


The People’sRepublic of AmnesiaTiananmen RevisitedLOUISA LIM

‘As well as being a scrupulously

researched book, this is an unusually

brave one ... [Lim] has done a terrific

job.’ John Preston, Daily Mail

Louisa Lim has spent a decade covering

China for National Public Radio and the

BBC. Here, she offers a much-needed

response to the silence surrounding

the events of June 4th 1989, charting

how deeply they affected China at the

time and in the 25 years since. This

wholly original work will change how

the world understands the events in

Tiananmen Square.

PR: Kirsty Doole

TheEnlightenmentAnd Why it Still MattersANTHONY PAGDEN, University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles

‘Learned, eloquent, and at times


Sir Keith Thomas,New York Review of Books

Anthony Pagden tells us nothing less

than the story of how the modern,

Western view of the world was born. He

explains how, and why, the ideal of a

universal, global, and cosmopolitan

society became such a central part of the

Western imagination in the ferment of

the Enlightenment – and how these ideas

have done battle with an inward-looking,

tradition-oriented view of the world ever

since. As Pagden argues passionately

and persuasively, it is a legacy well worth

preserving – and one that might yet

come to inherit the earth.

PR: Katie Stileman

The SilkRoadA New HistoryVALERIE HANSEN

‘An engaging, illuminating book.’

Stephen Roulac, New York Journal of Books

Remarkable recent archaeological finds

have revolutionized what we know about

this most famous ancient trade route

that ran from Rome to China. Records

that had been deliberately buried by

bureaucrats for safe keeping have been

discovered in the sands of the

Taklamakan Desert. With this new

evidence, Hansen describes seven oases

along the road, from northwest China to

Samarkand, where merchants, envoys,

pilgrims, and travellers mixed in

cosmopolitan communities, tolerant of

religions from Buddhism to


PR: Katie Stileman

February 2015Paperback456 pp, 8 pp black andwhite plates, 234x153 mm, TA978-0-19-870088-3£14.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-966093-3


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April 2015Hardback224 pp, 235x156 mm, AE978-0-19-021839-3£16.99Available as an Ebook

See also Fortune’s Fool,page 13.

January 2015Hardback288 pp, 38 black andwhite illustrations,234x156 mm, AJ978-0-19-966833-5£35.00Available as an Ebook

HISTORYHorse NationsThe Worldwide Impact ofthe Horse on IndigenousSocieties Post–1492PETER MITCHELL, University ofOxford

How the horse changed life for earlysocieties

Horse Nations is the first wide-ranging

and up-to-date study of the impact of the

horse on the Indigenous societies of

North and South America, southern

Africa, and Australasia following its

introduction as a result of European

contact after 1492. Drawing on sources in

a variety of languages and on the

evidence of archaeology, anthropology,

and history, and with the help of many

splendid illustrations, Peter Mitchell

outlines the transformations that the

acquisition of the horse wrought in such

areas as subsistence, technology, and

belief systems.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

Lincoln’s Last SpeechThe Civil War and theOrigins of ReconstructionLOUIS P. MASUR, Rutgers University

Commemorates the 150thanniversary of Lincoln’s finaladdress

On April 11, 1865, Abraham Lincoln gave

his final speech in Washington, D.C. The

crowd expected a victory oration. Instead,

they heard the President’s ideas about

how best to return the seceded states to

‘proper practical relation’ with the national

government and how to treat freedmen in

a nation soon to be without slavery. Three

days later he was dead. Filling an

important gap, Lincoln’s Last Speech

illuminates the disputed question of

reconstruction, and allows us to retrace

the path that brought Lincoln and the

nation to reunion.

PR: Lorna Richerby

The History of EmotionAn IntroductionJAN PLAMPER, University of LondonTranslated by KEITH TRIBE

The first book-length introduction toan important new historical discipline

The history of emotions is one of the

fastest growing fields in current historical

debate. This is the first book-length

introduction to it, synthesizing current

research, and offering direction for future

study. It explores the debate between

social constructivist and universalist

theories that have shaped most emotions

research over the last century, but also

maps a vast terrain of thought about

feelings in anthropology, philosophy,

sociology, linguistics, art history, political

science, the life sciences and history, from

ancient times to the present day.

PR: Chloe Foster


March 2015Hardback496 pp, 16 colour plates,97 black and whiteillustrations, 216x138 mm, AE978-0-19-870383-9£30.00Available as an Ebook

Lincoln’s LastSpeech


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March 2015Hardback

496 pp, 24 black and whiteillustrations, 216x138 mm, TA


Available as an Ebook

See also Science in Wonderland: TheScientific Fairy-Tales of Victorian

Britain, page 35.


L ITERATUREVictorian Fairy TalesEdited by MICHAEL NEWTON

Exuberant, humorous, magical, and mysterious

Fairyland is a beguiling place. It held a particular fascination for the Victorians, and for

writers it provided a setting for striking explorations of suffering, love, gender, family,

and identity. The genre attracted major literary figures such as Thackeray, Oscar Wilde,

John Ruskin, and Ford Madox Ford; and other writers – George MacDonald, Juliana Ewing,

Mary De Morgan, and Andrew Lang – won renown for their mastery of the form. Their

stories offer a mirror-world of Victorian England – a reflection of its dreams, desires,

and wishes.

Michael Newton’s anthology brings together fourteen of the finest Victorian fairytales, in a

collection that ranges from pure whimsy and romance to witty satire and darker, uncanny

mystery. Several of the tales in the collection are not available in print elsewhere, and the

edition features a selection of original illustrations by artists such as Richard Doyle,

Arthur Hughes, and Walter Crane.

In his Introduction, Newton explores the impulses behind the stories, and their role in

contemporary debates over national identity, scepticism, and belief.

‘He believed in fairies and fairy gifts, and understood that his cap was the cap of

darkness, and his shoes the seven-league boots...’ From ‘Prince Prigio’ by Andrew Lang

‘‘‘How dare you?” cried the fairy in the bonnet, and the snakes in it quivered as she tossed

her head.’ From ‘Melisande’ by E. Nesbit

PR: Kirsty Doole


About the EditorMICHAEL NEWTON teaches at Leiden University. He is the author of Savage

Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children, Age of Assassins: A History

of Conspiracy and Political Violence, 1865-1981, a book on the classic film

Kind Hearts and Coronets, and an edition of Edmund Gosse’s Father and

Son for Oxford World’s Classics.

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L ITERATUREGreat Shakespeare ActorsBurbage to BranaghSTANLEY WELLS

The best players to tread the boards

What does it take to become one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time?

Stanley Wells is our Shakespeare scholar par excellence and also one who has witnessed

many of the greatest performances of the last half century. Great Shakespeare Actors offers

Wells’ choice of lead actors famed for bringing their characters to life from Elizabethan

times to our own. He includes English and American performers, and examples from each

century, including David Garrick, Sarah Siddons, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, Laurence Olivier,

John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Kenneth

Branagh, and Mark Rylance. He also brings such little-known names as Charlotte Cushman,

Ira Aldridge, and Tomasso Salvini into the spotlight.

A concise sketch of each actor’s career in Shakespearean roles is given with contemporary

reviews, biographies, anecdotes, and, for some of the more recent actors, the author’s

personal memories of their most notable performances. Wells attempts to isolate the

elusive factor that makes a great Shakespearean: that degree of special illumination,

originality, and communicative power that distinguishes the great from the good. The whole

will combine to provide a succinct, actor-centred history of Shakespearian theatrical

performance by a master critic.

PR: Kirsty Doole

About the AuthorSTANLEY WELLS is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust,

Professor Emeritus at the University of Birmingham, and the author of a

number of books about Shakespeare, including Shakespeare, Sex, and

Love. He is general editor of the acclaimed Oxford Shakespeare series.

April 2015 Hardback288 pp, numerous black and whitehalftones, 216x138 mm, TA978-0-19-870329-7£16.99Available as an Ebook


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L ITERATUREByron’s Letters and JournalsA New SelectionEdited by RICHARD LANSDOWN, James Cook University

The only available selection of Byron’s prose

Although Byron is chiefly known as a poet, his letters and journals are one of the glories of

English prose. They also form one of the greatest literary autobiographies, standing

comparison with Pepys’ Diary and Boswell’s Journal. This new selection, taken from the

authoritative and unbowdlerized edition prepared by Leslie Marchand in the 1970s, not only

provides the cream of his informal prose, it also amounts to a biography in Byron’s own words.

No other English writer lived so remarkable an existence, from European fame to English

infamy, notorious Italian exile, and a glorious death in the Greek War of Independence. The

letters and journals are selected, introduced, and annotated to provide a running narrative of

the life and career of this remarkable man in his own unmistakable words.

PR: Kirsty Doole

The New Oxford Book of War PoetryEdited by JON STALLWORTHY, Wolfson College, Oxford

‘Exemplary...poetry is celebrated in its ability to explore the subject of war in all its ramifications.

[It] is certainly the best of its kind.’ Ian Gregson, History Today

There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful

feelings than war. Jon Stallworthy’s classic and celebrated anthology spans centuries of

human experience of war, from Homer’s Iliad, through the First and Second World Wars, the

Vietnam War, and the conflicts since. This new edition, published to mark the centenary of

the First World War, includes a new introduction, and 42 additonal poems from such writers

as David Harsent and Peter Wyton. It also provides improved coverage of the two World

Wars and the Vietnam War, and new coverage of the wars of the late twentieth and early

twenty-first centuries.

PR: Katie Stileman

June 2015Paperback

390 pp, 196x129 mm, TA978-0-19-870448-5

£10.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-870447-8

April 2015Hardback

512 pp, 234x156 mm, TA978-0-19-872255-7

£30.00Available as an Ebook


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May 2015Hardback240 pp, illustratedthroughout, 246x171 mm, AE978-0-19-965967-8£30.00Available as an Ebook

April 2015Paperback496 pp, 234x156 mm, TA978-0-19-968683-4£12.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-959141-1


May 2015 Hardback380 pp, numerous blackand white illustrations,216x138 mm, AE978-0-19-871661-7£18.99Available as an Ebook

Edmund Blunden’sUndertones of WarEdited by JOHN GREENING

A new edition of one of the greatmemoirs of World War One

Edmund Blunden was one of the

youngest of the war poets. By turns

horrifying and hilarious and full of

anecdote and human interest, his prose

memoir Undertones of War is a

masterpiece. This new edition not only

offers the original, unrevised version, but

provides a great deal of supplementary

material gathered together for the first

time. John Greening has provided an

introduction, and brings his poet’s eye to

a much expanded (and more

representative) selection of Blunden’s

war poetry. Blunden had always hoped

for a properly illustrated edition of the

work. He kept a folder full of possible

pictures, a selection of which has been

included in this new edition.

PR: Kirsty Doole

TheSelected Letters ofCharles DickensEdited by JENNY HARTLEY,Roehampton University

‘Glorious … a detailed and constantly

astonishing portrait of one of the most

interesting men who ever lived.’

Simon Callow

‘We are all in Professor Hartley’s debt

for her magnificent edition.’

Dickens Quarterly

The nearest we can get to a Dickens

autobiography, these letters give us

unique insights into his life, and are

essential reading for fans everywhere.

Whether you dip in or read straight

through, this selection of his letters

creates afresh the brilliance of being

Dickens, and the sheer pleasure of being

in his company.

PR: Katie Stileman

William Empson’sThe Face of theBuddhaEdited by RUPERT ARROWSMITH,University College London

The first publication of one of thegreat lost books

William Empson considered The Face of

the Buddha to be one of his finest works,

and he was heartbroken when he lost the

only copy in the wake of World War Two.

Its recent rediscovery means the book

can now be offered for the first time. It is

an engaging record of his reactions to

the great Eastern cultures and artworks

he encountered during travels

throughout the East, as well as in the

museums of the West. This edition

comes with a comprehensive

introduction, and it is illustrated with

Empson’s original photographs.

PR: Kirsty Doole


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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English UsageEdited by JEREMY BUTTERFIELD

‘To consult Fowler is to consult the oracle.’ Lynne Truss, The Guardian

‘Some care about getting English right; others don’t. For those who do, there is a higher

authority, a sacred book, that offers guidance through our grammatical vale of tears.’

The New York Times

There are some books that are so famous that you just need one word for most people to

recognize it. Now approaching its 90th year in print, Fowler’s is one of them. It is the world-

famous guide to English usage, loved and used by writers, editors, and anyone who values

correct English. It is 18 years since it was last fully updated, and this major new edition

provides a crystal-clear, authoritative picture of the English we use in the 21st century,

while illuminating scores of usage questions old and new.

International in scope, it has in-depth coverage of both British and American English usage,

with reference also to the English of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South

Africa. The book includes thousands of examples of usage, running the gamut of

contemporary writers, public figures, and celebrities from Chinua Achebe and Peter Ackroyd

to Prince Harry and Wayne Rooney. The radically revised fourth edition includes hundreds

of new entries such as ageism, angsty, at this moment in time, blog, double whammy, and

many more.

Based on the evidence and research of the Oxford Dictionaries Programme which relies on

the Oxford English Corpus, the unique database of modern, international English, Fowler’s

remains the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to usage available.

PR: Nicola Burton

About the editor of the fourth edition:JEREMY BUTTERFIELD is a language expert, writer, and lexicographer. He is

author of Damp Squid: The English Language Laid Bare, as well as the

Oxford A–Z of English Usage.



January 2015Hardback

928 pp, 216x135 mm, TA978-0-19-966135-0

£25.00Available as an Ebook




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The Oxford Companion to Children’sLiteratureDANIEL HAHN, HUMPHREY CARPENTER, and MARI PRICHARD

A treasure trove of stories behind the great tales of childhood

The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of

children’s books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter

phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle

extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature provides an

indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children’s literature. Its 3,500

entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction;

comics to children’s hymns.

Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and

updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole

generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The

Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on

developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional

information on prizes and prizewinners.

This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors,

illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the

development of children's literature. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly

acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature is a reference work that no one

interested in the world of children’s books should be without.

‘A treasure chest which everyone seriously interested in children’s literature will want to own.’

Praise for the First Edition from Children’s Literature Association Quarterly

PR: Kirsty Doole

About the author of the second edition:DANIEL HAHN is a freelance author and editor. He has worked as editor on

the following: The Oxford Companion to English Literature, The Good Fiction

Guide, The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland, and The Concise

Oxford Companion to English Literature.


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The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweet ThingsEditor-in-chief DARRA GOLDSTEIN

Sugar and spice and all things nice

There are countless recipe books for those with a sweet tooth. But there is almost nothing

that paints a complete picture of the delicious but wicked human experience of enjoying

sweet things – until now.

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweet Things is the most ambitious and eclectic

reference work of its kind; a sweeping collection of nearly 600 A–Z entries by 265 expert

contributors on all things sweet. From Ambrosia to Zabaglione, it covers everything you want

to know about cakes, pastries, puddings, confectionery, ices, and sweet preserves. But this

Companion is much more than just a compendium of sweet foods. Traveling through many

thousands of years across the globe, it also explores sweet things in language and culture;

for example, sweets in cinema, museums dedicated to sweets, and sweet language in music.

Discussing the darker aspects of our passion for sugar, the Companion also explores links

between sugar and slavery, addiction, and dental caries.

In what other book can the reader find Catherine de Médici and marshmallows, Paris and

Pop Tarts, bubble tea and bûche de noel, Escoffier and Eton mess, honey and haribos? This

delicious Companion will be an absolute delight for anyone who wants to explore the history

of sugar and the vast array of foods that have been sweetened for human enjoyment.

PR: Chloe Foster

About the EditorEditor-in-chief, DARRA GOLDSTEIN is the Willcox and Harriet Adsit Professor

of Russian at Williams College. She founded Gastronomica: The Journal of

Food and Culture, and is also a prolific author who has written or edited

thirteen books, including four award-winning cookbooks. Her The Georgian

Feast won the IACP Julia Child Award for cookbook of the year, and The

Gastronomica Reader was named the Best Food Literature Book at the 2010

Gourmand Awards.



June 2015 Hardback

960 pp, 32 pp colour illustrations, 100 black and white illustrations,

254x178 mm, TA978-0-19-931339-6

£40.00Available as an Ebook



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The OxfordDictionary ofArchitectureJAMES STEVENS CURL, University ofUlster, and SUSAN WILSON,Landscape Institute

‘Anyone seeking a single volume

dictionary of architecture ... has in fact

only one choice ... Once you have Curl’s

dictionary on your shelf, it rapidly

becomes indispensable.’

C20 The Magazine of the Twentieth

Century Society

With over 6,000 entries – 900 new to this

edition – this is the most authoritative

dictionary of architecture and landscape

architecture available. Beautifully

illustrated and including an extensive,

fully up-to-date bibliography, it is an

invaluable work of reference for students,

professional architects, and art historians.

PR: Lorna Richerby

The OxfordGuide to LibraryResearchHow to Find ReliableInformation Online andOfflineTHOMAS MANN, Library of Congress

Print is not dead

The fourth edition of this classic reference

work details the vast array of resources

available in research libraries that cannot

be found on the Internet, including tens of

millions of books, journals and other post-

1923 printed sources that cannot be

digitized because of copyright restrictions,

and subscription databases in all subject

areas that are not accessible on the open

Web, but are freely searchable via research

libraries. The work provides scores of

concrete examples drawn from the

experience of a veteran reference librarian

who has helped tens of thousands of

researchers over three decades.

PR: Katharine HellierFebruary 2015 Paperback352 pp, 25 black andwhite halftones, 210x140 mm, AE 978-0-19-993106-4£16.99Available as an Ebook

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The Oxford Companion to English LiteratureSeventh EditionEdited by DINAH BIRCH978-0-19-280687-1, hb, £40.00

The Oxford Companion to Classical CivilizationSecond EditionEdited by SIMON HORNBLOWER,ANTONY SPAWFORTH, and ESTHER EIDINOW978-0-19-870677-9, hb, £40.00

The Oxford Companion to World MythologyEdited by DAVID LEEMING978-0-19-515669-0, hb, £43.00

The Oxford Companion to FoodThird EditionEdited by ALAN DAVIDSON and TOM JAINE978-0-19-967733-7, hb, £40.00

The Oxford Companion to Italian FoodEdited by GILLIAN RILEY978-0-19-538710-0, pb, £11.99

The Oxford Companion to BeerEdited by GARRETT OLIVER and TOM COLICCHIO978-0-19-536713-3, hb, £40.00

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March 2015 Hardback

272 pp, 8 black and white halftones,235x156 mm, AE


Available as an Ebook

Wordsmiths and WarriorsThe English-Language Tourist’s Guide to Britain


‘A splendiferous, beautiful, colourful book that every language, history, archaeology and

literature lover should have.’ Annie Martirosyan, Huffington Post

Who created the English language? David and Hilary Crystal drove thousands of miles throughout

Britain to discover the answer. They have produced the first tourist guide to the English language

to help readers explore for themselves its heritage through the places in Britain that shaped it.

To create this fascinating combination of English-language history and travelogue, David

provided the descriptions and linguistic associations, while Hilary took the fabulous full-

colour photographs. They travelled to dozens of locations big and small in pursuit of the

warriors whose invasions transformed the language, and the poets, scholars, reformers,

and others who helped create its character.

PR: Nicola Burton

Words OnscreenThe Fate of Reading in a Digital World

NAOMI S. BARON, American University Washington DC

How technology is affecting the way we read

eReaders, Kindle, the iPad – technology is reshaping our understanding of what it means to

read. In her tour through the new world of eReading, Naomi Baron probes how the internet

is shifting reading from being a solitary experience to a social one, and explores why

eReading has failed to take off in countries like France and Japan. Reaching past the hype,

she draws on her own cross-cultural studies to offer balanced analysis of the ways in which

technology is affecting the ways we read today – and what the future might bring.

PR: Nicola Burton

March 2015 Paperback

440 pp, 160 full colour photographs,figures, 246x171mm, TA


Available as an Ebook

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TetralogueI’m Right, You’re WrongTIMOTHY WILLIAMSON

Truth, belief, and a curious conversation on a train

The use of fictional dialogues to explore the great philosophical questions is a tradition

that goes back to Plato. Timothy Williamson, one of Britain’s leading philosophers, uses

this fertile form to explore questions about truth and falsity, and knowledge and belief. He

imagines four people with radically different outlooks on the world who meet on a train and

start talking about what they believe. Their conversation varies from cool logical reasoning

to heated personal confrontation. Each starts off convinced that he or she is right, but then

doubts creep in…

Most people have had an experience of meeting others whose beliefs and outlook differ

radically from their own. Neither side will accept the other’s arguments. Both sides think

they are right. But is one side really right and the other wrong? Is truth always relative to a

point of view? Is every opinion fallible? Tetralogue presents the arguments presupposing no

prior knowledge of philosophy and in a wholly accessible and sometimes light-hearted way.

So is one point of view really right and the other really wrong? That is for the reader to decide.

Sarah: ‘Modern science has put men on the moon. What has witchcraft done remotely

comparable to that?’

Bob: ‘For all we know, that alleged film of men on the moon was done in a studio on earth.

The money saved was spent on the military. Anyway, who says witchcraft hasn’t put

women on the moon?’

PR: Katie Stileman

About the AuthorTIMOTHY WILLIAMSON is Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of

Oxford. His books include Identity and Discrimination, Vagueness,

Knowledge and its Limits, The Philosophy of Philosophy, and Modal Logic

as Metaphysics. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Foreign Honorary

Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of

the Academia Europaea.


February 2015Hardback160 pp, 196x129 mm, TA978-0-19-872888-7£10.99Available as an Ebook


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June 2015Hardback

360 pp, 234x156 mm, TA978-0-19-872802-3

£20.00Available as an Ebook

Already available Classical Philosophy: A History of

Philosophy without any Gaps,Volume 1

978-0-19-967453-4 £20.00

Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds A History of Philosophy without any Gaps, Volume 2PETER ADAMSON

Cynics, sceptics, and saints: 800 years of philosophical thought

Peter Adamson’s History of Philosophy without any Gaps series of podcasts is one of the

most ambitious educational works on the web. It aims to do nothing less than take

listeners through the entire history of philosophy ‘without any gaps’. It assumes no prior

knowledge making it ideal for beginners. This is the second volume to make these witty,

and highly accessible, podcasts available in book form.

Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds offers a tour through a period of eight

hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed.

From the counter-cultural witticisms of Diogenes the Cynic to the subtle skepticism of

Sextus Empiricus, from the irreverent atheism of the Epicureans to the ambitious

metaphysical speculation of Neoplatonism, from the ethical teachings of Marcus Aurelius

to the political philosophy of Augustine, the book gathers together all aspects of later

ancient thought in a way that is a pleasure to read.

‘Aristotle thought that the world is, as it were, “full”. Every time something moves, something

else has to get out of the way. Epicurus disagrees. He thinks that if the world were really full

nothing would be able to move, like a tin packed full of sardines where no sardine has any

wiggle room.’

PR: Katie Stileman


About the AuthorPETER ADAMSON is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. His History of Philosophy

podcasts enable him to share his passion for the subject with as many

people as possible, and he has received comments on them from all corners

of the globe.




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Philosophers of Our TimesEdited by TED HONDERICH, University College London

Our greatest philosophers tackle the great questions

Every year the world’s most eminent philosophers tackle central questions of philosophy in

prestigious public lectures given at the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London. In this

anthology, some of the stars of the world of ideas – Simon Blackburn, Ned Block, Tyler Burge,

David Chalmers, Noam Chomsky, Jerry Fodor, Jürgen Habermas, Anthony Kenny, Christine

Korsgaard, John McDowell, Alasdair MacIntyre, Thomas Nagel, Derek Parfit, T. M. Scanlon,

John Searle, Peter Strawson, Bernard Williams, and Mary Warnock – give their views on such

topics as mind, perception, and action; reason and morality; freedom, identity, religion, and

politics; and philosophy itself and how it works. The best way to learn about philosophy is to

read philosophy at its best: this is just what this splendid anthology offers.

PR: Katie Stileman

Aha!The Moments of Insight that Shape Our WorldWILLIAM B. IRVINE, Wright State University

The first work to look at those lightning discovery moments

Sometimes an insight hits like a bolt from the blue. For Archimedes, clarity allegedly struck

while he was taking a bath. For Gustav Mahler, it came as the blades of his oars touched the

water. And for Albert Einstein, it emerged while he was talking to a friend. Why do these

moments of insight strike and where do they come from? Philosopher William B. Irvine,

author of A Guide to the Good Life and Desire, explores these epiphanies, from the minor

insights that strike us all daily to the major realizations that alter the course of history. His

unique work on ‘Aha moments’ uses psychology, neurology, and evolutionary psychology to

help us understand how they have made their mark in a variety of areas including science,

music, and religion.

PR: Katie Stileman

February 2015 Hardback376 pp, 178x127 mm, TA978-0-19-933887-0£16.99Available as an Ebook

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June 2015Hardback256 pp, 234x156 mm, AJ978-0-19-957754-5£25.00Available as an Ebook

May 2015Hardback256 pp, 234x156 mm, AJ978-0-19-958611-0£25.00Available as an Ebook

February 2015 Hardback224 pp, 15 illustrations,210x140 mm, TA978-0-19-938515-7£16.99Available as an Ebook

Seeing Things as They AreA Theory of PerceptionJOHN SEARLE, University of California

Do I see colour the same way you do?

The question of perception – how what

happens in my mind relates to what is

objectively ‘out there’ – is amongst the

most interesting and hotly debated

topics in philosophy. John Searle is a

leading figures in the discussion, and in

Seeing Things As They Are he crystallizes

his arguments, making them accessible

to a broader readership than ever. His

case is fascinating in its scope, and

takes into account the experience of

conscious animals, as well as language-

possessing humans.

PR: Katie Stileman

British Philosophy in theSeventeenth CenturySARAH HUTTON, AberystwythUniversity

Rediscover a great era of Britishphilosophy

It was in the seventeenth century that

Britain first burst onto the philosophical

scene. Sarah Hutton’s exciting new study

in the Oxford History of Philosophy allows

many lesser-known voices, and those

who have been completely overlooked,

notably female philosophers, to be heard

alongside the giants of the period,

Hobbes and Locke. Instead of

emphasizing the break between

seventeenth-century philosophy and its

past, Hutton traces continuities between

the Renaissance and later centuries while

at the same time acknowledging the

major changes which occurred.

PR: Katharine Hellier

American Philosophybefore PragmatismRUSSELL GOODMAN, University ofNew Mexico

New insights into a formative era ofAmerican philosophy

Russell Goodman tells the story of the

development of philosophy in America from

the mid-eighteenth to the late nineteenth

centuries. The key figures in this story –

Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin,

Thomas Jefferson, the writers of The

Federalist, and the romantics (or

‘transcendentalists’) Emerson and Thoreau

– were not professors but men of the world,

whose deep formative influence on

American thought brought philosophy

together with religion, politics, and

literature. Offering fresh perspectives on

major thinkers and key texts, this volume in

the Oxford History of Philosophy, is an

outstanding new interpretation of the

development of American philosophy.

PR: Katharine Hellier

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January 2015 Hardback288 pp, 210x140 mm, AJ978-0-19-992726-5£19.99Available as an Ebook

May 2015Paperback208 pp, 178x127 mm, TA978-0-19-022831-6£8.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-533142-4

The BestThings in LifeA Guide to What Really MattersTHOMAS HURKA, University of Toronto

‘That rare thing: a philosophical work

written with such simplicity and verve

that it will engage students, and reward


Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

This delightfully accessible book offers

timely guidance on answering the most

important questions any of us will ever ask:

Should we value family over career? How

do we balance self-interest and serving

others? What activities bring us the most

joy? In short, how do we live a good life?

While religion, literature, popular

psychology, and everyday wisdom all

grapple with these questions, philosophy

more than anything else uses the tools of

reason to make important distinctions, cut

away irrelevancies, and distill these issues

down to their essentials.

PR: Katie Stileman

BeautyThe Fortunes of an AncientGreek IdeaDAVID KONSTAN, New York Universityand Brown University

What can the Greeks tell us aboutbeauty?

Everyone who thinks seriously about the

nature of beauty must sooner or later turn

to Plato, and via him, to the ancient Greeks

generally for inspiration. David Konstan

offers an elegant investigation of ancient

Greek notions of beauty, and in the process

sheds light on modern aesthetics and how

we ought to appreciate the artistic

achievements of the classical world itself.

Through his magisterial narrative, it is

possible to identify how the Greeks

thought of beauty, and what it was that

attracted them. Their perceptions still have

something important to tell us about art,

love, desire – and beauty.

PR: Lorna Richerby


Classical PhilosophyA history of philosophy without any gaps,Volume 1 PETER ADAMSON978-0-19-967453-4, hb, £20.00

The PhilosophersIntroducing Great Western ThinkersTED HONDERICH978-0-19-285418-6, pb, £10.99

Philosophy BitesDAVID EDMONDS and NIGEL WARBURTON978-0-19-969466-2, pb, £7.99

Philosophy Bites BackDAVID EDMONDS and NIGEL WARBURTON978-0-19-870596-3, pb, £7.99

Philosophy Bites AgainDAVID EDMONDS and NIGEL WARBURTON978-0-19-870269-6, hb, £10.99

A New History of Western PhilosophyANTHONY KENNY978-0-19-965649-3, pb, £16.99

ThinkA Compelling Introduction to PhilosophySIMON BLACKBURN978-0-19-285425-4, pb, £9.50

What Should I Do?Philosophers on the Good, the Bad, and the PuzzlingEdited by ALEXANDER GEORGE with ELISA MAI978-0-19-958612-7, pb, £14.99

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March 2015 Paperback

304 pp, 8 colour plates, 90 black and whitein-text illustrations, 216x135mm, TA


Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-966226-5

Sophocles: Four TragediesOedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at ColonusNew translation by OLIVER TAPLIN, University of Oxford

A powerful new verse translation of Sophocles’ major works

Sophocles stands as one of the greatest dramatists of all time. Disturbing, and unrelenting,

his tragedies portray what Matthew Arnold referred to as ‘the turbid ebb and flow of human

misery’, allowing the audience to stand on the verge of the abyss and confront the waste

and disorder of human existence. Now Oliver Taplin, who is both an internationally

distinguished academic and collaborator on major theatrical productions, presents a

powerful and accessible new translation which is uniquely faithful to both the spirit and the

letter of the original. This volume contains the four ‘male’ tragedies: Oedipus the King, Aias,

Philoctetes, and Oedipus at Colonus.

PR: Kirsty Doole

The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of BabylonAn Elusive World Wonder TracedSTEPHANIE DALLEY, Somerville College, University of Oxford

‘A gripping detective story, wonderfully written and illustrated, with an astonishing

conclusion. Unmissable.’ The Tablet

Recognized in ancient times as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the legendary Hanging

Garden of Babylon and its location still remains a mystery. In this remarkable book, Stephanie

Dalley gathers together everything that is known about the enigmatic garden for the first time,

unscrambling the many legends that have built up around it, and following the evolution of its

design. She shows why it deserves its place alongside the Pyramids and the Colossus of Rhodes

as one of the most astonishing technical achievements of the ancient world.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson


March 2015Hardback

240 pp, 216x135 mm, TA978-0-19-928623-2

£18.99Available as an Ebook



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Love SongsThe Hidden HistoryTED GIOIA

For Valentines everywhere – the first comprehensive history of love songs

Shaped by bohemians and renegades, slaves and prostitutes, and many others on the fringes

of society: the love song is timeless. But what do we really know about the origins of these

intimate expressions of the heart? And how have our changing perceptions of sexuality and

gender changed our attitudes to them?

For thousands of years, love songs have pervaded our musical lives, but no one has told their

full story until now. Drawing on two decades of research, the award-winning popular music

historian Ted Gioia reveals their unexplored story. He traces them from the fertility rites of

ancient cultures to the sexualized YouTube videos of the present day, uncovering the love song

that has emerged as the dominant form of musical expression in modern society.

PR: Anna Silva

We’ll Have ManhattanThe Early Work of Rodgers & HartDOMINIC SYMONDS, University of Portsmouth

The first book on Rodgers and Hart’s early years

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart are one of the defining parnerships of musical theatre,

contributing dozens of classic songs to the Great American Songbook and working together on

over 40 shows before Hart’s death. With hit after hit on both Broadway and in the West End,

they produced many of the celebrated songs of the 1920s and 1930s – ‘Manhattan’, ‘The Lady

is a Tramp’, ‘Bewitched’ – that remain popular favourites with great cultural resonance today.

Yet the early years of these iconic collaborators have remained largely unexamined. We’ll Have

Manhattan in the Broadway Legacies series focuses on the first twelve years of the duo’s

collaboration (1919-1931), documenting their little-known early work and providing a critical and

analytical commentary on their developing practice and its influence on the American musical.

PR: Anna Silva

March 2015 Hardback352 pp, 30 illustrations and 27 musicexamples, 235x156 mm, AE978-0-19-992948-1£22.99Available as an Ebook

February 2015 Hardback320 pp, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-935757-4£18.99Available as an Ebook

See also Love: A Very ShortIntroduction, page 59.


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June 2015 Hardback

256 pp, 32 page colour plate section,90 black and white illustrations,

234x156 mm, AC978-0-19-968901-9

£20.00Available as an Ebook

Backpacking with the SaintsWilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

BELDEN C. LANE, St. Louis University

Words and wilderness to feed the soul

Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world’s great spiritual texts,

Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the wild landscapes of the Ozarks

and across the American Southwest. As he walks, he connects the writings of such as Rumi,

John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, Søren Kierkegaard, and Thomas

Merton with the natural wonders he sees, demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a

rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature.

Backpacking with the Saints is an enriching exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and

mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of the wilderness.

PR: Katie Stileman

Picturing the ApocalypseThe Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia

NATASHA O’HEAR, Burlington Danes Academy, London, and ANTHONY O’HEAR, The Royal Institute of Philosophy

Biblical revelation that has inspired countless artists

The Book of Revelation with its Four Horsem*n, the whor* of Babylon, The Lamb of God,

the New Jerusalem, Armageddon, the Seventh Seal, and Last Judgement have captured the

popular imagination, yet few people understand their basic meaning or original context.

This book fills the gap in a striking and original way by means of concise, chapter-by-

chapter explanations and copious visual examples, many in full colour, of the way these

concepts or themes have been treated by artists through the centuries. This reader-friendly

explanation of Revelation also demonstrates the continuing resonance of all the themes in

contemporary religious, political, and popular thinking.

PR: Anna Silva33

January 2015 Hardback

288 pp, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-992781-4

£16.99Available as an Ebook

See also Pilgrimage: A Very ShortIntroduction, page 61.


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Entertaining JudgmentThe Afterlife in Popular Imagination

GREG GARRETT, Baylor University

Exploring heaven and hell in popular culture

It is far more common nowadays to see references to the afterlife in cartoons than in

serious Christian theological scholarship. Speculation about death and the afterlife seems

to embarrass many theologians, yet as Greg Garrett shows, popular culture has found rich

ground for creative expression in what happens to us after death. Rock music, the storylines

of TV’s Lost and South Park, the implied theology in films such as The Corpse Bride, and the

supernatural landscape of the Harry Potter novels speak of our hopes and fears about what

comes next. His scrutiny sheds new light on what a wide array of popular culture can tell

us about the divide between what we profess to believe and what we truly hope to find

after death.

PR: Katie Stileman

CatholicismThe Story of Catholic Christianity

GERALD O’COLLINS, S. J., University College London and MARIO FARRUGIA, S. J.,both Gregorian University, Rome

‘A testament to the great central truths and themes of historic Christianity. A superb

achievement.’ Rowan Williams

This authoritative, lively, and up-to-date introduction to Catholicism for the twenty-first

century explains how the faith, and its beliefs and practices, came to be what they are, and

the major challenges it faces in the third millennium. Clear and engaging, the authors

present matters in a fresh and original way. They skilfully depict the Catholic heritage and

show that Catholicism is a dynamic and living faith. They also engage with contemporary

moral issues and explore the challenges which Catholics and other Christians must face.

PR: Andrew Allen

February 2015 Hardback440 pp, 17 black and white illustrations,216x138 mm, AE978-0-19-872818-4£16.99 Available as an Ebook

See also The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio,page 8.

January 2015Hardback264 pp, 235x156 mm, AE978-0-19-933590-9£18.99Available as an Ebook



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SCIENCEScience in WonderlandThe Scientific Fairy Tales of Victorian BritainMELANIE KEENE

When science met fantasy

To the Victorians, the newly understood sciences were the most exciting subjects of the

century, and they were eager to know more. So it is not surprising that they wanted their

children to learn about this wonderful new world too. An array of writers began to capture the

excitement of new scientific discoveries, and enticed young readers into learning their secrets

by converting introductory explanations into quirky, charming, and imaginative fairy tales in

which scientific forces could be fairies, St George and the Dragon became St George and the

Pterodactyl, and looking closely at a drop of water revealed a soup of monsters.

Melanie Keene introduces and analyses a range of Victorian scientific fairy tales, from

nursery classics such as The Water-Babies to the little-known Wonderland of Evolution, or

the story of insect lecturer Fairy Know-a-Bit, and The Fairyland of Chemistry. In exploring

the ways in which authors and translators – from Hans Christian Andersen and Edith Nesbit

to the pseudonymous ‘A.L.O.E.’ and ‘Acheta Domestica’ – reconciled the differing demands

of factual accuracy and fantastical narratives, Keene explores why the fairies and their tales

were chosen as an appropriate form for capturing and presenting the new wonders of

science to young audiences.

‘See! – some magic power causes the trees to bend and fall – the dragon-slayer is

approaching! Gracious powers! It is not St. George, but another Dragon nearly double the

size of the first.’ John Cargill Brough, Fairy-Tales of Science (1859)

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

About the AuthorMELANIE KEENE is a historian of science at Homerton College, Cambridge.

She has published several academic and popular articles on scientific

books and objects from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, on

topics from candles, pebbles, or cups of tea, to board games, toy sets,

and model dinosaurs.

March 2015Hardback

256 pp, 8 pp colour plate section, 25 black and white illustrations,

216x138 mm, TA978-0-19-966265-4

£16.99Available as an Ebook

See also Victorian Fairy Tales,page 17.


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April 2015Hardback256 pp, 14 black and white illustrations,216x138 mm, TA978-0-19-872497-1£16.99Available as an Ebook

TestosteroneSex, Power, and the Will to WinJOE HERBERT

The molecule that ensured the survival of humankind

We inherit mechanisms for survival from our primeval past; none so obviously as those

involved in reproduction. The hormone testosterone underlies the organization of creation

of masculinity: it changes the body and brain to make a male. It is involved not only in

sexuality but in driving aggression, competitiveness, risk-taking – all elements that were

needed for successful survival and reproduction in the past. The ancient world shaped the

human brain, but the modern world is shaped by that brain. How does this world, with all

its cultural, political, and social variations, deal with and control the primeval role of

testosterone, which continues to be essential for the survival of the species? Sex,

aggression, winning, losing, gangs, war: the powerful effects of testosterone are entwined

with them all. These are the ingredients of human history, so testosterone has played a

central role in our story.

Joe Herbert explains the nature of this potent molecule, how it operates in mammals in

general and in humans in particular, what we know about its role in influencing various

aspects of behaviour in men, and what we are beginning to understand of its role in

women. From rape to gang warfare among youths, understanding the workings of

testosterone is critical in enabling us to manage its continuing powerful effects in

modern society.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

About the AuthorJOE HERBERT is Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience, University of

Cambridge and a Fellow of Gonville & Caius College. He has authored or

co-authored around 250 scientific papers, and is the author of The Minder

Brain: How your brain keeps you alive, protects you from danger, and

ensures that you reproduce.




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BiocodeThe New Age of Genomics DAWN FIELD and NEIL DAVIES

The limitless future of genomics

The living world runs on genomic software – what Dawn Field and Neil Davies call the

‘biocode’ – the sum of all DNA on Earth. In Biocode, they tell the story of a new age of

scientific discovery: the growing global effort to read and map the biocode, and what that

might mean for the future.

Since the whole human genome was mapped in 2003, the new field of genomics has

mushroomed and is now operating on an affordable, industrial scale. The genomes of large

numbers of organisms, from mammals to microbes, have been mapped. We can check our

paternity, find out where our ancestors came from, and whether we are at risk of some

diseases. A stray hair is enough to crudely reconstruct the face of the owner. And the first

steps to creating artificial life have already been taken.

The ability to read DNA has changed how we view ourselves and understand our place in

nature, and has opened up unprecedented possibilities. From the largest oceans, to the

insides of our guts, we are able to explore the biosphere as never before, from the genome

up. Already the first efforts at ‘barcoding’ entire ecological communities and creating

‘genomic observatories’ have begun. The future, the authors argue, will involve biocoding the

entire planet.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

About the AuthorsDAWN FIELD is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford eResearch Centre

at the University of Oxford, where she is also a Fellow of the NERC Centre

for Ecology and Hydrology. She is the founder of the Genomic Standards


NEIL DAVIES is the Executive Director of the University of California

Berkeley’s Gump South Pacific Research Station in Moorea, French

Polynesia. He is the lead principal investigator of the Moorea Biocode

Project, a $5m effort to sequence (DNA barcode) all non-microbial species

on the island.

March 2015Hardback

288 pp, 17 black and whiteillustrations, 216x138 mm, TA


Available as an Ebook

See also The Deeper Genome, page 38, and Ancestors in our

Genome, page 39.


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May 2015Hardback288 pp, 234x156 mm, TA978-0-19-968873-9£18.99Available as an Ebook


The Deeper GenomeWhy there is more to the human genome than meets the eyeJOHN PARRINGTON

The next phase of understanding how human DNA operates

When the Human Genome Project completed its mapping of the entire human genome a

decade ago, hopes ran high that the knowledge would enable us to tackle many inherited

diseases, and understand what makes us unique among animals. But things didn’t turn out

that way. Moreover, surprising questions emerged: why did human DNA contain far fewer

active genes than expected? Was 98% of the genome redundant ‘junk’?

John Parrington explains the exciting answers that are emerging ten years on – some, such as

the results of the international ENCODE programme, are still much debated and controversial

in their scope. The human genome appears to operate in a far more complex way than had

been realised. It seems clear that genes are switched on and off by layers of control

mechanisms involving various kinds of RNAs; and that the physical 3D structure of the

genome itself plays a role. Furthermore (and this explains why identical twins develop

differently), we are discovering the impact of epigenetic effects: how an individual’s genome

can be altered by life experiences or by the environment, in ways that can then be passed on

to the next generation. In its complexity, flexibility, and ability to respond to environmental

cues, the human genome is proving to be far more subtle than we ever imagined.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

About the AuthorJOHN PARRINGTON is a University Lecturer in Molecular and Cellular

Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow in Medicine

at Worcester College, Oxford. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed

articles in major science journals and newspapers.



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June 2015Hardback

512 pp, 25 black and whiteillustrations, 235x156 mm, AE


Available as an Ebook

Ancestors in Our GenomeThe New Science of Human Evolution

EUGENE E. HARRIS, The City University of New York

The story of the genome from the times of our ancient ancestors

In 2003, scientists were finally able to determine the full human genome sequence, and with

the discovery began a genomic voyage back in time. Since then researchers have begun to

unravel our full genetic history, comparing it with closely related species to answer age-old

questions about how and when we evolved. For the first time, we are finding our own ancestors

in our genome and are thereby gleaning new information about our evolutionary past. Written

from the perspective of population genetics, this book presents us with a complete and up-to-

date account of the evolution of the human genome, tracing human origins back to their source

among our earliest human ancestors, and explaining some of the challenging questions that

scientists are currently attempting to answer.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

Jonas SalkA LifeCHARLOTTE DECROES JACOBS, Stanford University School of Medicine

The first full biography of the man who vanquished polio

In the first complete biography of Jonas Salk, Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs reveals an

unconventional scientist and a misunderstood and vulnerable man. Despite his success in all

but eradicating polio, his pioneering work on AIDS, and his status as adored hero in the eyes of

the public, Salk was ostracized by the scientific community whose approval he craved. His

fellow scientists accused him of failing to give proper credit to other researchers, and crossing

the imaginary line of academic decorum by soliciting media attention. Jacobs’s vivid and

intimate portrait shows him to be at once far more complex and layered than his public image,

and far more sensitive and caring than the stubborn, standoffish, glory-seeking scoundrel

suggested by some scientists.

PR: Lorna Richerby


January 2015 Hardback

248 pp, 45 black and whiteillustrations, 235x156 mm, TA


Available as an Ebook

See also The Deeper Genome, andBiocode, pages 37–38.



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FlickerYour Brain on MoviesJEFFREY ZACKS, WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis

When the lights go down what goes

on in your head?

What happens in your brain and sensory

organs when you sit down in the cinema

and the lights go out? Jeffrey Zacks

delves into the history of cinema and the

latest research to answer questions like:

Why do we flinch when Rocky takes a

punch in Sylvester Stallone’s movies,

duck when the jet careers towards the

tower in Airplane, and tap our toes to the

dance numbers in Chicago? This engaging

work draws on the latest research in

neuroscience to explain the neurological

experience of watching a film.

PR: Kirsty Doole

The Stressed Sex Uncovering the Truth AboutMen, Women, and MentalHealthDANIEL FREEMAN, University ofOxford, and JASON FREEMAN, writer and editor

‘Fascinating...’New York Journal of Books

Women experience higher rates of

psychological disorder than men. Why?

The Stressed Sex presents a ground-

breaking combination of epidemiological

analysis and evidence-based science to

explore the difference in rates of

psychological disorders in men and

women. It uncovers the controversial links

between gender and mental health, the

implications of which – for individuals and

society alike – are far-reaching and largely

ignored in all the debates raging about

gender. Crucially the book considers what

might be done to address the imbalance.

PR: Katie Stileman

SpittingBlood The History of TuberculosisHELEN BYNUM, freelance historian

‘A well-researched and immensely

readable history.’ BBC History Magazine

‘Beautifully written...thoroughly

accessible.’ Nature Medicine

Beginning with a famous case history –

the story of George Orwell – Helen Bynum

explores the history and development of

tuberculosis throughout the world,

focussing on the experimental approaches

of René Laennec and Robert Koch. She

also examines the place tuberculosis

holds in the popular imagination and its

role in the dramatic arts. Today, the

disease has returned with a vengeance

and in a drug-resistant form. The story of

tuberculosis is far from over.

PR: Katie Stileman



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February 2015Paperback320 pp, 196x129 mm, TA978-0-19-968156-3£9.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-966045-2

February 2015Paperback464 pp, 8 pp black andwhite plate section,234x153 mm, AC978-0-19-860728-1£16.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-860727-4

February 2015Paperback192 pp, 196x129 mm, TA978-0-19-966848-9£8.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-966847-2

AreDolphins ReallySmart?The Mammal behind the MythJUSTIN GREGG, DolphinCommunication Project

‘Very readable and convincing.’

Marian Stamp Dawkins,

University of Oxford

Are dolphins really intelligent or is it a

myth? Is their communication system as

complex as human language? And are

they as friendly and peaceful as they

appear? The Dolphin Myth considers

many of the claims made about dolphin

intelligence, including the more fanciful

claims of their ‘healing powers’ and

‘super intelligence’. By looking critically

at cutting-edge research, Gregg

challenges many of the popular ideas

about dolphins, giving us a more

nuanced understanding of their place in

the animal world.

PR: Katie Stileman

Bad MovesHow decision making goeswrong, and the ethics ofsmart drugsBARBARA SAHAKIAN, and JAMIENICOLE LABUZETTA, both University of Cambridge

‘With this accessible primer, full of medical

anecdotes and clear explanations,

Sahakian and Labuzetta prepare the public

for an informed discussion about the role

of drugs in our society.’


How do our brains make choices? How do

factors such as Alzheimer’s or depression

impair decision-making? Presenting the

latest research on ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ decision-

making, Barbara Sahakian and Jamie

Nicole LaBuzetta use striking examples

and case studies to look at the therapeutic

smart drugs now available, and raise

concerns about their unregulated use to

enhance mental performance.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

Nature’sOracleThe Life and Work of W. D. HamiltonULLICA SEGERSTRALE, The IllinoisInstitute of Technology

‘A biography truly worthy of a scientist of

Hamilton’s stature.’

J. Arvid Agren, Journal of Genetics

‘Those who loved [W. D. Hamilton], as I

did ... will treasure this book..’

Richard Dawkins

In this illuminating biography,

Ullica Segerstrale documents

W. D. Hamilton’s extraordinary life and

work, revealing a man of immense

intellectual curiosity, an uncompromising

truth-seeker, a naturalist and jungle

explorer, a risk-taker, and an

unconventional scientist with a poet’s

soul and a deep concern for life on earth

and mankind’s future.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson


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January 2015Hardback288 pp, 216x135 mm, AE978-0-19-872743-9£25.00Available as an Ebook

January 2015Hardback336 pp, 78 black andwhite illustrations,216x135 mm, AE978-0-19-967475-6£25.00Available as an Ebook

Previously announced:November 2014


April 2015 Paperback256 pp, 8 pp colour platesection, 20 black andwhite illustrations,maps,196x129 mm, TA978-0-19-872757-6£9.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-960649-8

IslandsBeyond the HorizonThe life of twenty of theworld's most remote placesROGER LOVEGROVE, former Directorfor Wales, RSPB

‘Lovegrove manages to capture each

island’s identity and mystery and transmits

his affection for these faraway places.’

Northern Echo

The storm-bound island of South Georgia,

ice-locked Arctic Wrangel, the wave-lashed

Mykines, and St Kilda: these are just four of

Roger Lovegrove’s favourite islands in a

selection of twenty in this book. The range

is diverse and spectacular; and whether

distant, offshore, inhabited, uninhabited,

tropical or polar, each is a unique, self-

contained habitat with a delicately balanced

ecosystem. Lovegrove explores both their

natural history and the unforgettable tales

of human endeavour, tragedy, and heroism

connected with them.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

Nature’s Third CycleA Story of SunspotsARNAB RAI CHOUDHURI, IndianInstitute of Science

‘Highly engaging and informative.’

Advance praise from Stephen Blundell,

University of Oxford

On 13 March 1989, six million people in

Canada went without electricity for many

hours due to a blackout later ascribed to a

large explosion on the sun. The number of

sunspots that are the cause of these

explosions has been found to wax and

wane over a period of 11 years – one of the

most intriguing natural cycles known to

mankind. This is the first popular account

to explain the science of plasma physics

that is revealing the mysteries behind

sunspots and their intriguing cycle.

PR: Andrew Allen

Living with the Stars How the human body isconnected to the life cyclesof the Earth, the planets,and the starsKAREL SCHRIJVER, Lockheed MartinAdvanced Technology Center,California, and IRIS SCHRIJVER,Stanford University

How our bodies are inextricablylinked to the universe

We are quite literally not who we were years,

weeks, or even days ago. Our entire body

continually rebuilds itself using elements

captured from our surroundings, connecting

us to animals and plants, to geological

processes such as continental drift and

volcanism, to the Sun, to asteroids, and

ultimately to the beginning of the universe.

Living with the Stars describes the many

fascinating connections between the universe

and the human body, giving us an

extraordinary new perspective on life.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson



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January 2015Hardback256 pp, 33 black andwhite illustrations,216x138 mm, AE978-0-19-968676-6£25.00Available as an Ebook

May 2015 Hardback320 pp, 234x153 mm, AE978-0-19-870305-1£24.99 Available as an Ebook

March 2015 Hardback304 pp, 234x153 mm, AE978-0-19-870259-7£24.99Available as an Ebook

The Story ofCollapsing StarsBlack Holes, NakedSingularities, and the CosmicPlay of Quantum GravityPANKAJ S. JOSHI, Tata Institute ofFundamental Research, Mumbai

The extraordinary fate of dying stars

‘This book leads the reader to the current

frontier of research in gravitation theory

without hiding the yet-unsolved problems

and differences of opinion among

specialists. In this respect it is unique,

and will be extremely valuable reading.’

Advance praise from Andrzej Krasinski,

Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center

Pankaj S. Joshi journeys into one of the

most fascinating intellectual adventures

of recent decades – understanding and

exploring the final fate of massive

collapsing stars in the universe, whether

they end up as black holes or intriguing,

naked singularities.

PR: Andrew Allen

A Brief History ofNumbersLEO CORRY, The Cohn Institute for theHistory and Philosophy of Science andIdeas, Tel Aviv University

From algebra to numerals, primenumbers to zero

The history of mathematics has been a

very active field of research over the last

25 years, and many basic concepts have

changed in fundamental ways. Up to

now, these revelations have been

available only to specialized historians.

This book changes all that. It traces the

development of conceptions of number

from ancient Greece to the beginning of

the twentieth century bringing the latest

research on foundational debates and

practical uses of number to readers with

no background in mathematics.

PR: Andrew Allen

Mathematicians andtheir GodsThe Role of Science inReligionEdited by MARK MCCARTNEY,University of Ulster, and SNEZANA LAWRENCE, Bath SpaUniversity

How mathematics influences beliefand belief influences mathematics

There has been a rich interaction between

religion and science throughout history,

and mathematicians have played a key

role in it. Following the story from the

Pythagoreans to Kurt Gödel’s proof of the

existence of God, a team of experts

examines the beliefs that mathematicians

have developed through their work, and

the beliefs that have influenced it. They

explore how mathematical rigour and

religious belief systems have cohabited

throughout history, and look at the key

question: can the existence of God be

proved mathematically?

PR: Andrew Allen


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March 2015Hardback464 pp, over 700 blackand white illustrations,216x135 mm, AJ978-0-19-871907-6£25.00Available as an Ebook

Budapest ScientificA GuidebookISTVAN HARGITTAI, and MAGDOLNAHARGITTAI, both Budapest Universityof Technology and Economics

Discover the city that nurtures


Budapest has been the venue for numerous

scientific achievements and the cradle,

literally, of many individuals who have

become world-renowned scientists. This

unique guidebook introduces readers to the

statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and

other artefacts that commemorate and

celebrate science in this beautiful city. Full

of scientific gossip and anecdotes and

illustrated with over 700 photographs, it is

an outstanding practical guidebook to a

place that has a special respect for science.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

Flight from WonderAn Investigation of ScientificCreativityALBERT ROTHENBERG, HarvardUniversity

What makes great scientists do

great work?

There have been relatively few

investigations into the nature of scientific

creativity. In order to understand the

creative processes that yield scientific

innovation, Dr Albert Rothenberg

conducted an empirical study of 42

Nobel laureates in medicine, physiology,

physics, and chemistry from the United

States and Europe. Flight from Wonder

reveals his results which are augmented

with explorations of creative discoveries

of such outstanding scientists of the past

as Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Max

Planck, Neils Bohr, Hideki Yukawa, and

James Watson.

PR: Andrew Allen




The Quantum Story978-0-19-965597-7, £12.99

Higgs978-0-19-967957-7, £8.99


Antimatter978-0-19-957887-0, £8.99

Neutrino978-0-19-969599-7, £7.99

The Infinity Puzzle978-0-19-967330-8, £10.99


Why Evolution is True978-0-19-923085-3, £9.99


The Selfish Gene978-0-19-929115-1, £8.99

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing978-0-19-921681-9, £9.99

The Extended Phenotype978-0-19-288051-2, £8.99


Power, Sex, Suicide978-0-19-920564-6, £9.99

Oxygen978-0-19-860783-0, £9.99


Gaia978-0-19-286218-1, £8.99

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January 2015 Hardback

312 pp, 216x140 mm, AJ978-0-19-937746-6

£16.99Available as an Ebook

Your Brain on FoodHow Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and FeelingsGARY L. WENK, Ohio State University

How what we consume controls us

Why are acidic foods so harmful? Which fats are good for our brain? Why does our brain

make overeating so pleasurable? Does our brain want us to be obese? Do fruits and

vegetables protect us from aging? Why does eating chocolate make you feel angry? Why

does fat taste so good?

Everything we consume can influence how we think, feel, and act. Gary Wenk explains how

neurotransmitters affect our behaviour and the many ways in which they can be affected by

what we eat or drink. In the second edition, Dr Wenk expands his discussions of the effects

of specific foods by investigating the benefits and risks of supplements, the action of gluten

in the brain, and much more.

PR: Lauren Small

The Altruistic BrainHow We Get to be Naturally GoodDONALD W. PFAFF, The Rockefeller University

Humankind’s goodness is innate not acquired

The Altruistic Brain synthesizes all the most important research into how and why – at a

purely physical level – humans empathize with one another and respond altruistically. It

demonstrates that human beings are “wired” to behave altruistically in the first instance,

such that unprompted, spontaneous kindness is our default behaviour. Based on his own

research and that of some of the world’s most eminent scientists, Donald W. Pfaff puts

together well-established brain mechanisms into a theory that is at once novel but also

easily demonstrable. This is the first book not only to explain why we are naturally good,

but to suggest means of making us behave as well as we can.

PR: Lauren Small

January 2015 Hardback

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February 2015 Hardback208 pp, 235x156 mm, AE978-0-19-937114-3£19.99Available as an Ebook

January 2015 Hardback376 pp, 235x156 mm, AE978-0-19-939232-2£19.99Available as an Ebook

A Talent forFriendshipRediscovery of aRemarkable TraitJOHN EDWARD TERRELL, FieldMuseum of Natural History, Chicago

A new way of understanding


In a world full of aggression, it is easy to

believe that human beings are

fundamentally violent and selfish.

Anthropologist, John Terrell presents a

ground-breaking theory that proposes

friendship as an evolved human trait not

unlike our ability to walk upright or our

capacity for speech and complex abstract

reasoning. He claims, paradoxically, that

conflict is best understood in terms of

friendship – as challenges that emerge

when we are forced to reconcile the inner,

private worlds of our imaginations with

the experienced realities of our daily lives

and each other.

PR: Lauren Small

The Last and GreatestBattleFinding the Will,Commitment, and Strategyto End Military SuicidesJOHN BATESON

The first book exclusively devoted to

the ongoing tragedy of military


There is an epidemic of military suicides

in the West. Can anything be done to

prevent them? John Bateson, the former

executive director of a nationally certified

suicide prevention centre in the USA,

uses many personal stories in his moving

survey of the history of suicide in the

United States military from the Civil War

to the present day. This is the first book

devoted exclusively to the topic: it

outlines a plan to save lives and

ultimately end the tragedy of the high

rate of suicide in military personnel.

PR: Lauren Small

Failing Our FathersConfronting the Crisis ofEconomically VulnerableNonresident FathersRONALD B. MINCY, and MONIQUE JETHWANI-KEYSER, both atColumbia University School of SocialWork, and SERENA KLEMPIN,Teachers College

The truth about ‘deadbeat’ dads

Economically vulnerable, nonresident

fathers are a greatly misunderstood

population in the USA, cutting across

racial and ethnic groups and affecting

families in cities and suburbs alike.

Failing our Fathers summarizes the most

recent research and fills in important

gaps with new analyses. The result is

both a comprehensive picture of who

these fathers are, and an attempt to put

forward ideas for helping them fulfil their

obligations to society and to their children.

PR: Lauren Small

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CURRENT AFFAIRSBeyond the ProfessionsHow Technology Will Transform the Work of Human ExpertsRICHARD SUSSKIND and DANIEL SUSSKIND

A wake-up call to the professions, and those who use their services

Doctors, lawyers, teachers, accountants, tax advisers, journalists, the clergy – until recently

the position of individuals in these professions was well-nigh unassailable. But in today’s

internet-enhanced world, all that is changing. Patients can use online systems to monitor

their own illnesses. Online lectures are replacing conventional classroom teaching. Exclusivity

and ivory towers are beginning to be demolished.

Beyond the Professions explains how increasingly capable technologies – from telepresence

to artificial intelligence – will place the ‘practical expertise’ of the finest specialists at the

fingertips of everyone, often at no or low cost and without face-to-face interaction. The

authors argue that we are on the brink of a period of fundamental and irreversible change. In

the future, we will neither need nor want professionals to work in the way that they did.

The book challenges the ‘grand bargain’ – the arrangement that grants various monopolies to

today’s professionals. The authors argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque

and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of their best is enjoyed only by a few. In their

place, they propose new models for producing and distributing expertise in society.

Based on in-depth research of more than a dozen professions, and illustrated by numerous

examples from each, the book will stimulate intense debate and provoke informed self-

scrutiny across the professions.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

About the AuthorsRICHARD SUSSKIND OBE is IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and is a

Professor in the Law School at the University of Strathclyde, an Emeritus Law Professor at Gresham

College, and a Visiting Professor in Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of

Oxford. He lectures internationally, has written many books, and also advised on numerous

government inquiries.

DANIEL SUSSKIND is Lecturer in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, and was formerly a Policy

Analyst in the 10 Downing Street Policy Unit.

June 2015 Hardback

270 pp, 234x156 mm, TA978-0-19-871339-5

£16.99Available as an Ebook



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January 2015 Hardback592 pp, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-939200-1£20.00Available as an Ebook

Hall of MirrorsThe Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – andMisuses – of HistoryBARRY EICHENGREEN

Can we stop repeating our financial mistakes?

Loose credit, precarious real estate and stock market bubbles, suspicious banking

practices, an inflexible monetary system, global imbalances, a belief that the cycle of boom

and bust had been tamed… Does it sound familiar? This was the recipe for disaster that

saw the financial system totter in 2008 – and before that in 1929-33. Why did we make the

same mistakes twice and what will stop financial disaster hitting a third time?

Renowned economist, Barry Eichengreen gives us a brilliantly conceived, dual-track

account of the two crises and their consequences. He shows that while the policy response

to the Great Recession was importantly shaped by perceptions of the Great Depression,

contemporary policymakers had learned lessons from the latter that enabled them to

prevent the worst. But he believes that they could have done better.

In the first systematic comparative analysis of the two great economic and financial crises

of the last century, Professor Eichengreen provides an integrated account of experience in

the US and Europe using economic analysis leavened by anecdote and personalities. His is

an essential exploration of how we can avoid making the same mistakes twice – and avoid

making different ones – the next time a major crisis rolls around.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

About the AuthorBARRY EICHENGREEN is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the

University of California-Berkeley. His best-known works are the highly

acclaimed, Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression,

1919-1939, and Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar, a runner-

up in the 2011 Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award.




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May 2015 Hardback

256 pp, 10 black and white halftones,235x156 mm, TA


Available as an Ebook

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern WarfareMARK R. MCNEILLY, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Concepts of ancient warfare for the 21st century

Former U.S. Army infantry captain Mark McNeilly makes the great work of ancient Chinese

military strategist Sun Tzu both accessible and of practical use to military strategists. He

draws out six concepts most applicable to modern warfare (including ‘win all without

fighting’, ‘avoid strength, attack weakness’), making them easy to understand and apply to

military situations. Drawing on a wealth of historical examples, McNeilly shows how these

principles might be used in wars of the future, and how they can provide insight into current

conflicts. This updated edition, which contains the full text of The Art of War, reflects on all

that has happened in the past ten years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the

challenge of Iran, the ‘Arab Spring’, and the continued rise of China.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

Disruptive PowerDigital Technology and the Remaking of International AffairsTAYLOR OWEN, Columbia School of Journalism

The new forces in international affairs

Established institutions once controlled the trajectory of international affairs. But now the

digitally enabled – networks such as Anonymous -- are changing the way the world works, and

disrupting the institutions that once held a monopoly on power. Taylor Owen provides a

sweeping look at the way that digital technologies are dislocating the workings of the

institutions that have traditionally controlled international affairs. He considers what

constitutes successful online international action, what sorts of technologies are being used,

and what these technologies might look like a decade from now. He also analyses what new

institutions will be needed to moderate the new power structures and ensure accountability.

Owen gives us all a badly needed road map for navigating the new networked world.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

January 2015 Paperback original

328 pp, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-995785-9

£16.99Available as an Ebook


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Obama’s TimeA HistoryMORTON KELLER, Brandeis University

How will history judge Barack Obama?

Now Barack Obama’s second term is in its final stages, eminent American historian

Morton Keller has become the first commentator to put forward a historical assessment of

his presidency. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarship on American history and politics, Keller

examines Obama’s presidential persona and governing style, his domestic and foreign

policies, and his place in the broader history of American politics. He explores the reasons

for the gap between Obama’s ambitions and what he has achieved, and the larger political

context in which this story unfolded. Avoiding the twin poles of hagiography and

demonization that have characterized most assessments, Keller provides us with the first

true and balanced picture of a presidency that will be debated for decades to come.

PR: Chloe Foster

AusterityThe History of a Dangerous IdeaMARK BLYTH, Brown University

‘Blyth writes in the tradition of Keynes, slashing away at orthodoxy and the orthodox.’

Lawrence Summers, Financial Times

‘Clear, simple, and occasionally humorous.’ Austin Mitchell, The House Magazine

Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013, Austerity gives a powerful and trenchant

account of the shift toward austerity policies by governments throughout the world since 2009.

Mark Blyth contends that austerity is a very dangerous idea: it doesn't work because as the

past five years and countless historical examples show, while it makes sense for any one state

to try and cut its way to growth, it cannot work when all states try it simultaneously. He

demolishes the conventional wisdom, marshalling an army of facts to demand that we see

austerity for what it is, and what it costs us.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

February 2015Hardback352 pp, 210x140 mm, AE978-0-19-938337-5£18.99Available as an Ebook



February 2015 Paperback304 pp, 216x140 mm, TA978-0-19-938944-5£10.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-982830-2

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April 2015Paperback480 pp, cartoons andfigures, 234x156 mm, AC978-0-19-872824-5£16.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-957802-3

June 2015Paperback384 pp, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-022926-9£10.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-993787-5

Leading SustainableChangeAn Organizational PerspectiveEdited by REBECCA HENDERSON,RANJAY GULATI and MICHAEL TUSHMAN, all HarvardBusiness School

A practical guide to makingbusinesses sustainable

The business case for acting sustainably

is becoming increasingly compelling but

doing so presents many challenges. This

book is designed to support those who

are grappling with that challenge by

pulling together insights from some of the

world’s best researchers, and leaders at

firms such as Du Pont, IBM and Cemex

who have transformed their organizations.

Business leaders and scholars will find

the book a source of cutting-edge

research, powerful examples, and

immediately actionable ideas.

PR: Andrew Allen

Aid on theEdge of ChaosRethinking InternationalCooperation in a ComplexWorldBEN RAMALINGAM, independentconsultant and writer

‘One of the most important books you will

read about development.’

Owen Barder, Senior Fellow,

Center for Global Development

‘This well-written and thought-provoking book

is an important contribution to redesigning aid

for a messy, complex world.’

Duncan Green,

Senior Strategic Advisor, Oxfam

‘Important and relevant for the aid world.’

Amy Kazmin, Financial Times

Drawing on complexity theory, this thoughtful

and practical book shows how aid could be

transformed into a truly dynamic form of global

cooperation fit for the twenty-first century.

PR: Katie Stileman

The LocustEffectWhy the End of PovertyRequires the End of ViolenceGARY A. HAUGEN, President,International Justice Mission, and VICTOR BOUTROS, U.S. Departmentof Justice

‘A compelling reminder that if we are to

create a 21st Century of shared prosperity,

we cannot turn a blind eye to the violence

that threatens our common humanity.’

Bill Clinton

This is the first book to focus on the central role of

violence in perpetuating poverty, arguing that if

people aren’t safe, nothing else matters. It features

real-world stories from Thailand to Bolivia and

India to Nigeria that depict how violence

undercuts antipoverty efforts. The authors draw

from their experience running the International

Justice Mission to show that ground-up efforts

to reform legal and public justice systems can

generate real, positive results.

PR: Katie Stileman


January 2015Hardback400 pp, 234x156 mm, AE978-0-19-870407-2£25.00Available as an Ebook


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The RealNorth KoreaLife and Politics in theFailed Stalinist UtopiaANDREI LANKOV, Kookmin University,Seoul

‘This is the best all round account of North

Korea yet.’ Aidan Foster-Carter,

Times Literary Supplement

‘There is no better road map in English

than this wise, anecdotally rich and

entertaining book.’

Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times

Andrei Lankov has gone where few

outsiders have ever been – into the

heart of the secretive country of North

Korea. Based on both archival research

as well as extensive interviews with

North Koreans, his work challenges

widespread assumptions about this

living political fossil.

PR: Kirsty Doole

Unfinished WorkThe Struggle to Build anAging American WorkforceJOSEPH COLEMAN, Indiana University

Meet the new silver workforce

The forces driving the first decades of the

twenty-first century are pushing the day of

retirement later and later in life. The era of

the aging worker is here. From workers in

the rice paddies of Japan to those in the

heart of the American rust-belt to their

counterparts in France and Sweden,

veteran international correspondent for

Associated Press, Joseph Coleman takes

readers inside the lives of aging workers,

exploring the factories, offices, and fields

where they toil and the societies in which

they live. He gives the reader a front-row

seat in the global older worker revolution.

PR: Andrew Allen

Leviathan, Inc.The Return of StateCapitalism and theCorrosion of DemocracyJOSHUA KURLANTZICK, Council onForeign Relations

Can state capitalism replace freemarket capitalism?

Joshua Kurlantzick argues that state

capitalism across the globe is contributing

to a worrying decline in democracy. Using

examples from China, Thailand, Brazil, Russia,

South Africa, Turkey and beyond, he puts

forward the controversial thesis that state

capitalism has the potential to be a real

competitor to free market capitalism,

showing that countries with greater

intervention in their economies are not

necessarily slower-growing than those with a

free market approach. He concludes that

state capitalism will not only affect prospects

for democracy, but will alter all aspects of

modern international politics and economics.

PR: Andrew Allen

April 2015 Hardback248 pp, 235x156 mm, AJ978-0-19-997445-0£18.99Available as an Ebook

February 2015 Paperback304 pp, 235x156 mm, TA978-0-19-939003-8£10.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-996429-1




May 2015Hardback272 pp, 235x156 mm, AC978-0-19-938570-6 £18.99Available as an Ebook

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CURRENT AFFAIRSAgricultural and FoodControversiesWhat Everyone Needs to KnowF. BAILEY NORWOOD, et al.,Oklahoma State University

With expertise across

animal science,

agriculture, and

economics, the team of

authors gives balanced

consideration to the many

facets of this debate.

PR: Katie Stileman

January 2015, 978-0-19-936842-6, paperback,£10.99, TA, Available as an Ebook, Previouslyannounced: October 2014

Marine Pollution What Everyone Needs to KnowJUDITH S. WEIS, Rutgers University

Ideas on how to fix

many of the pollution-

related issues

surrounding marine


PR: Katie Stileman

January 2015, 978-0-19-99966-8, paperback,£10.99, TA, Available as an Ebook

India in the 21stCenturyWhat Everyone Needs to KnowMIRA KAMDAR, World Policy Institute

The complexities of

India’s politics, history,

culture, and economics.

PR: Katie Stileman

March 2015, 978-0-19-997359-0, paperback,£10.99, TA, Available as an Ebook

VenezuelaWhat Everyone Needs to KnowMIGUEL TINKER SALAS, PomonaCollege

The political,

economic, and social

issues confronting

Venezuela, one of the

world’s leading oil


PR: Katie Stileman

March 2015, 978-0-19-978328-1, paperback,£10.99, TA, Available as an Ebook, Previouslyannounced: October 2014

AtheismWhat Everyone Needs to KnowMICHAEL RUSE, founding editor ofBiology and Philosophy

‘An excellent scholarly

yet very readable

account of an

important subject,

which reveals its

complexity and

contradictions along

with those of the

human mind itself.’

Advance praise from Edward O. Wilson

PR: Katie Stileman

February 2015, 978-0-19-933458-2, paperback,£10.99, TA, Available as an Ebook

Modern GreeceWhat Everyone Needs to KnowSTATHIS KALYVAS, Yale University

Combines the most up-

to-date economic and


findings on the current

Greek crisis with a

discussion of Greece’s


PR: Katie Stileman

May 2015, 978-0-19-994879-6, paperback,£10.99, TA, Available as an Ebook

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February 2015Hardback325 pp, 195x130 mm, TA978-0-19-873818-3£14.99


The Country of First BoysEssays by Amartya Sen


Eleven passionate and persuasive new essays from the Nobel laureate

Time and again Amartya Sen, one of the polymaths of our times, has stirred our thoughts

and world-views through his writings and speeches. Intrigued by the questions of social

justice and welfare, Sen addresses some of the fundamental issues of our time in his new

collection of essays: poverty, hunger, education, globalization, media and freedom of

speech, injustice, inequality, exclusion, and exploitation.

The eleven essays are written with a passion and conviction masked by a gently persuasive

style and characterized by an undogmatic engagement with differing points of view. Sen

asserts that public policy should swing sharply towards the poor, the illiterate, and those

suffering from ill health and malnourishment, and does so not just by appealing to justice

and compassion but by relying on rigorous intellectual and academic analysis.

The essays were first published in the Indian literary publication The Little Magazine, and

have been freshly updated by Sen for this collection. The book is introduced by

Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former governor of West Bengal, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

PR: Kate Farquhar-Thomson

About the AuthorAMARTYA SEN is Thomas W. Lamont University Professor, and Professor of Economics and Philosophy,

at Harvard University, and was until 2004 the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Prior to that he

was Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University Calcutta, the Delhi School of Economics, and the

London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. He received the Nobel Prize in Economic

Science in 1998.

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January 2015Paperback256 pp, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-966988-2£8.99Available as an Ebook

February 2015Paperback336 pp, 1 map, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-968664-3£8.99Available as an Ebook

A PhilosophicalEnquiry into the Originof our Ideas of theSublime and BeautifulEDMUND BURKEEdited by PAUL GUYER, BrownUniversity

‘Pain and pleasure are simple ideas,incapable of definition.’

Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry is one of

the central works in the history of

aesthetics. In this new edition Paul Guyer

deftly guides the reader through Burke’s

arguments, focusing on the work’s place

in the history of aesthetics and

highlighting its innovations, as well as its

influence on many subsequent

philosophers. He explains the classical

tradition that Burke overturned and the

legacy that has affected literary and

artistic developments to the present day.

PR: Katie Stileman

The Death ofIvan Ilyich and OtherStoriesLEO TOLSTOYTranslated by NICOLAS PASTERNAK SLATEREdited by ANDREW KAHN, Universityof Oxford

‘no one pitied him as he would haveliked to be pitied’

In these magnificent stories Tolstoy

conjures characters who, tested to the

limit, reveal glorious and unexpected

reserves of courage or baseness of a near

inhuman kind. From ‘The Death of Ivan

Ilyich’, an existential masterpiece that

recounts with extraordinary power the

final illness and death of a bourgeois

lawyer, to ‘The Forged Coupon’, a tale of

criminality that explores class relations

after the emancipation of the serfs in

1861, this collection fully displays Tolstoy’s

mastery of the genre.

PR: Katie Stileman

The Book ofMargery KempeMARGERY KEMPETranslated by ANTHONY BALE,Birkbeck College, University of London

‘Alas that I ever did sin! It is somerry in Heaven!’

Margery Kempe was a medieval wife,

mother, and mystic. Her Book is the

earliest autobiography written in the

English language, and it opens a window

on to the medieval world, providing a

fascinating portrait of one woman’s life,

aspirations, and prayers. We follow her

on her travels to holy sites of the

medieval world, including Rome and

Jerusalem. This new translation

preserves the forceful narrative voice of

the original and includes a wide-ranging

introduction and useful notes.

PR: Katie Stileman

January 2015Paperback224 pp, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-966871-7£7.99Available as an Ebook


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April 2015Paperback272 pp, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-967564-7£8.99Available as an Ebook

April 2015Paperback528 pp, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-871659-4£9.99Available as an Ebook

A Room OfOne’s Own andThree GuineasVIRGINIA WOOLFEdited by ANNA SNAITH, King’sCollege London

‘Intellectual freedom depends onmaterial things. Poetry depends onintellectual freedom. And womenhave always been poor....’

In these two classic essays of feminist

literature, Virginia Woolf argues passionately

for women’s intellectual freedom and their

role in challenging the drive towards fascism

and conflict. In A Room of One’s Own, Woolf

explores centuries of limitations placed

upon women, as well as celebrating the

creative achievements of the women writers

who overcame these obstacles, while Three

Guineas investigates the causes of gender

inequalities and the ways in which women’s

historic outsider position makes them

crucial in the prevention of war.

PR: Katie Stileman

Effi BriestTHEODOR FONTANETranslated by MIKE MITCHELLEdited by RITCHIE ROBERTSON,University of Oxford

‘I loathe what I did, but what Iloathe even more is your virtue.’

Seventeen-year-old Effi Briest is steered by

her parents into marriage with an ambitious

bureaucrat twenty years her senior. He

takes her to a remote provincial town on

the Baltic coast of Prussia where, isolated

and bored, she drifts into a half-hearted

affair with a manipulative, womanizing

officer, which ends when her husband is

transferred to Berlin. Years later, events are

triggered that will have profound

consequences for Effi and her family. The

novel is recognized as one of Fontane’s

masterpieces, and as one of the great

novels of marital relations in company with

Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina.

PR: Katie Stileman

WaverleyWALTER SCOTTEdited by CLAIRE LAMONT, Universityof NewcastleIntroduction by KATHRYN SUTHERLAND, University of Oxford

‘The most romantic parts of thisnarrative are precisely those whichhave a foundation in fact.’

Edward Waverley, a young English

soldier in the Hanoverian army, is sent

to Scotland where he finds himself

caught up in events that quickly

transform the stuff of romance into

nightmare. His character is fashioned

through his experience of the Jacobite

rising of 1745-6 and his love for the

spirited Flora MacIvor. This revised

edition combines Claire Lamont’s

authoritative, first-edition text with a

new introduction and up-to-date

bibliography by Kathryn Sutherland.

PR: Katie Stileman

March 2015Paperback352 pp, 4 pp black andwhite, illustrations, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-964221-2£8.99Available as an Ebook


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May 2015Paperback288 pp, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-964118-5£8.99Available as an Ebook

June 2015 Paperback288 pp, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-964545-9£9.99Available as an Ebook

ConstellationMythswith Aratus’s PhaenomenaERATOSTHENES and HYGINUSTranslated by ROBIN HARD

‘Athena seized the writhing serpentand hurled it into the sky, and fixedit to the very pole of the heavens.’

The constellations we recognize today were

first mapped by the ancient Greeks. In the

third century BC Eratosthenes compiled a

handbook of astral mythology in which he

connected the stars with figures from legend,

for example, Heracles killing the Dragon, and

Perseus slaying the sea-monster to save

Andromeda. This translation brings together

the later summaries from Eratosthenes’ lost

handbook with a guide to astronomy

compiled by Hyginus, librarian to Augustus,

and Aratus’s astronomical poem the

Phaenomena, making it the only

comprehensive compendium of the ancient

myths of the stars and constellations.

PR: Katie Stileman

Revelationsof Divine LoveJULIAN OF NORWICHTranslated by BARRY WINDEATT,Emmanuel College, University ofCambridge

‘All shall be well, and all shall bewell, and all manner of thing shallbe well.’

Julian of Norwich is one of the most

celebrated figures of the English Middle Ages

and one of the earliest female authors. She is

esteemed as a subtle writer and profound

thinker for her account of the revelations she

experienced after a severe illness. This new

translation conveys the poise and serenity of

Julian's prose style to the modern reader. It

includes both the short and long texts,

written twenty years apart, through which

Julian developed her ideas. In his introduction

Barry Windeatt considers Julian’s

astonishingly positive vision of humanity and

its potential for spiritual transformation.

PR: Katie Stileman

EpigramsWith parallel Latin textMARTIALTranslated by GIDEON NISBET,University of Birmingham

‘If you're one of those terriblyserious readers, now is a good timeto leave.’

The poet Martial takes apart the

pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of

first-century Romans with perfect comic

timing and killer punchlines. Social

climbers and sex-offenders, rogue traders

and two-faced preachers – all are subject

to his forensic annihilations and often

foul-mouthed verses. This selection brings

Martial to a twenty-first century

readership in a new prose translation that

pulls no punches and presents him in all

his moods.

PR: Katie Stileman

May 2015 Paperback288 pp, 2 maps of theconstellations, 1 diagram,196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-871698-3£8.99Available as an Ebook



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June 2015 Paperback624 pp, 196x129 mm, TD978-0-19-871800-0£8.99Available as an Ebook

Hardback: 978-0-19-960113-4

Vanity FairWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAYEdited by HELEN SMALL, University ofOxford

‘I think I could be a good woman if Ihad five thousand a year.’

Becky Sharp is sharp, calculating, and

determined to succeed, and in her

Thackeray created one of the most

memorable female characters in

Victorian fiction. Craving wealth and

position, she charms, hoodwinks, and

manipulates everyone she meets, rising

in the world as she attaches herself to a

succession of rich men. This new edition

has an introduction by Helen Small which

establishes Thackeray as the leading

humourist of the nineteenth century,

whose satire still has bite. It includes all

Thackeray’s original illustrations.

PR: Katie Stileman

Hobson-JobsonThe Definitive Glossary ofBritish India


‘Yule and Burnell should be as celebrated

as Gilbert and Sullivan, Liddell and Scott or

Fortnum and Mason. For Hobson-Jobson is

a rare dictionary that can be read for


Christopher Howse, Sunday Telegraph

Hobson-Jobson is a unique lexicon of

British India. A classic work of Victorian

scholarship, this extraordinary glossary

unlocks the Raj through its language and is

the perfect introduction to colonial

attitudes, and a companion to literature

about India from Kipling to Salman Rushdie.

It is now published for the first time in a

new selection with an introduction and

notes that shed light on the book's origins,

influence, and cultural significance.

PR: Katie Stileman

June 2015Paperback976 pp, 193 black andwhite illustrations, 196x129mm, TD978-0-19-872771-2£8.99Available as an Ebook


Published to celebrate the bicentenary ofAnthony Trollope’s birth in April 2015.

The WardenNew EditionEdited by NICHOLAS SHRIMPTON978-0-19-966544-0, £6.99 TD

Barchester TowersNew EditionEdited by JOHN BOWEN978-0-19-966586-0, £9.99 TD

Doctor ThorneEdited by SIMON DENTITH978-0-19-966278-4, £9.99 TD

Framley ParsonageEdited by KATHERINE MULLIN andFRANCIS O’GORMAN978-0-19-966315-6, £9.99 TD

The Small House at AllingtonEdited by DINAH BIRCH978-0-19-966277-7, £9.99 TD

The Last Chronicle of BarsetEdited by HELEN SMALL978-0-19-967599-9, £10.99 TD

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PsychotherapyA Very Short IntroductionTOM BURNS, University of Oxford, and EVA BURNS-LUNDGREN, UKCP/ACAT Psychotherapist

Tom Burns and Eva Burns-Lundgren trace

the development of psychotherapy and

counselling, from its origins in Freud’s

psychoanalysis to the variety of different

approaches on offer today. From cognitive

behaviour therapy and mindfulness to

group and family therapies, they examine

all of the main principles of psychotherapy, and consider its

importance in modern society.

January 2015, Paperback, 144 pp, 8 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm,

TE, 978-0-19-968936-1, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

LoveA Very Short IntroductionRONALD DE SOUSA, University of Toronto

Do we love someone for their virtue, their

beauty, or for their moral or other qualities?

Are love’s characteristic desires altruistic or

selfish? What do the sciences tell us about

love? Ronald de Sousa introduces us to the

philosophy of love, from the erotic to the

romantic, from affection to infatuation, and

from monogamy to polyamory.

January 2015, Paperback, 152 pp, 12 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm,

TE, 978-0-19-966384-2, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

American Women’s HistoryA Very Short IntroductionSUSAN WARE, General Editor of the American National Biography

What does U.S. history look like with women

at the centre of the story? Moving beyond the

well-documented lives of white, middle-class

women, Susan Ware recognizes the diversity

of American women’s experiences defined by

race, ethnicity, and class, but also geography,

sexual orientation, age, and religions. She

demonstrates that understanding the role of women in the USA is

central to appreciating its history.

January 2015, Paperback, 160 pp, 10 illustrations, 174x111 mm, TE,

978-0-19-932833-8, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

RitualA Very Short IntroductionBARRY STEPHENSON, Memorial University

Ritual is part of what it means to be human.

Like sport, music, and drama, ritual defines

and enriches culture, putting those who

practice it in touch with sources of value

and meaning larger than themselves.

Alongside descriptions of a number of

specific rites, Barry Stephenson explores

ritual from both theoretical and historical perspectives,

detailing the efforts to understand its nature and function in

our lives.

January 2015, Paperback, 160 pp, 10 illustrations, 174x111 mm, TE,

978-0-19-994352-4, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

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ChemistryA Very Short IntroductionPETER ATKINS, Lincoln College, University of Oxford

‘Pretty much unimprovable ... .’

Philip Ball, Nature Chemistry

First published as What is Chemistry?, this

Very Short Introduction inspires us to look

at the subject through new eyes.

Considering the remarkable achievements

chemistry has made, Peter Atkins presents a

fascinating, clear, and rigorous exploration of its structure, core

concepts, and contributions to the material comfort and culture

of the modern world.

February 2015, Paperback, 144 pp, 174x111 mm, TE, 978-0-19-968397-0, £7.99,

Available as an Ebook, Hardback: 978-0-19-968398-7, PR: Chloe Foster

DanteA Very Short IntroductionPETER HAINSWORTH, Lady Margaret Hall, University ofOxford, and DAVID ROBEY, University of Reading andWolfson College, University of Oxford

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a novel

approach in their clear and wide-ranging

exploration of the medieval writer Dante by

examining themes and issues that run through

all his work, ranging from autobiography to

understanding God and the order of the

universe. In doing so, they highlight what makes

Dante such a vital point of reference for modern writers and readers.

February 2015, Paperback, 152 pp, 12 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm,

TE, 978-0-19-968477-9, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

Human AnatomyA Very Short IntroductionLESLIE KLENERMAN, Emeritus Professor, University ofLiverpool and University of Cambridge

Human anatomy is vital for anyone

studying medicine, biology, and health

studies. Leslie Klenerman gives us a

concise and accessible introduction to the

structure, function, and main systems of

the human body, including a number of

clear and simple illustrations: together

they bring clarity to this vast subject with its strange

vocabulary and seeming mass of facts.

February 2015, Paperback, 152 pp, 50 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm,

TE, 978-0-19-870737-0, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

Plate TectonicsA Very Short IntroductionPETER MOLNAR, University of Colorado

Plate tectonics has brought about a

revolution in our understanding of the

Earth. It has answered questions as to why

earthquakes and volcanoes are found in

distinct locations, how oceans form and

disappear, and how mountain ranges were

built. Peter Molnar explores the history and

significance of plate tectonics and its impact on our

understanding of the planet.

March 2015, Paperback, 152 pp, 38 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm,

TE, 978-0-19-872826-9, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster



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Ancient AssyriaA Very Short IntroductionKAREN RADNER, University College London

Assyria was one of the most influential

kingdoms of the Ancient Near East, and its

Empire was one of the most geographically

vast, socially diverse, multicultural, and

multi-ethnic states of the early first

millennium BC. Using archaeological

records, Karen Radner provides insights into

the lives of the inhabitants of the kingdom, highlighting the

diversity of human experiences in the Assyrian Empire.

March 2015, Paperback, 144 pp, 14 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm,

TE, 978-0-19871590-0, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

PrivacyA Very Short IntroductionRAYMOND WACKS

Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV,

ID cards, online security, the monitoring of

employees, the uses and misuses of DNA:

all feature in Raymond Wacks’s rigorous

introduction to privacy. This new edition

has been thoroughly updated to include

the Leveson Inquiry, the extent of

surveillance by governmental organizations, and growing

concerns about privacy within the context of social media.

March 2015, Paperback, 160 pp, 12 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm,

TE, 978-0-19-872594-7, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

CorruptionA Very Short IntroductionLESLIE HOLMES, University of Melbourne

Corruption is a serious global problem

ranking with extreme poverty,

unemployment, the rising cost of food and

energy, climate change, and terrorism. In

one of the first comprehensive

introductions to this international issue,

Leslie Holmes looks at its causes and

impact, the cultural differences affecting how it is defined, how

it is measured, and the possible remedies.

April 2015, Paperback, 144 pp, 8 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm, TE,

978-0-19-968969-9, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

PilgrimageA Very Short IntroductionIAN READER, Lancaster University

Traditional religious pilgrim sites around the

world attract millions of visitors annually,

while ‘spiritual tourism’ and ‘secular’

pilgrimages, such as Elvis Presley’s house,

have gained in popularity. Ian Reader

explores the key issues and themes of

pilgrimage through history to the present,

looking at its various forms, how people take part, and why

pilgrimage – whether religious or secular – continues to be

important in the modern world.

April 2015, Paperback, 144 pp, 15 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm, TE,

978-0-19-871822-2, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster


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Nuclear WeaponsA Very Short IntroductionJOSEPH M. SIRACUSA, Royal Melbourne Institute ofTechnology University

Joseph Siracusa explores both the history

and politics of nuclear weapons. In this new

edition, he adds a concluding chapter that

highlights the significant lessons to be learnt

from the history of the nuclear weapons era,

and their paramount importance for the

success of future global policies.

April 2015, Paperback, 152 pp, 7 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm, TE,

978-0-19-872723-1, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

TaxationA Very Short IntroductionSTEPHEN SMITH, University College London

Stephen Smith explains taxation’s history

and its main principles, and shows how

taxes have real effects on citizens and the

economy that policy-makers have to

balance. He argues that taxation is crucial

to the functioning of the modern state and

that public decisions about taxation would

be improved by a better understanding of its role, and the

nature and effects of different taxes.

April 2015, Paperback, 144 pp, 16 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm, TE,

978-0-19-968369-7, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

Microscopy A Very Short IntroductionTERENCE ALLEN, University of Manchester

Microscopy impinges on almost every aspect

of our daily lives, from medical diagnosis to

quality control in manufacture. Terence Allen

explains the history, evolution, and principles

of microscopic techniques, and exciting new

developments and technological advances in

the field.

May 2015, Paperback, 144 pp, 30 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm,

TE, 978-0-19-870126-2, £7.99, Available as an Ebook, PR: Chloe Foster

ForestsA Very Short IntroductionJABOURY GHAZOUL, ETH Zurich

In our increasingly urbanized societies we

remain surprisingly dependent on forests,

while throughout history they have

retained a remarkable hold on our

environmental values. Jaboury Ghazoul

explores the origins of forests, their

dynamics, and the range of goods and

services they provide, as well as looking at issues of

deforestation, reforestation, and the effects of climate change.

May 2015, Paperback, 144 pp, 20 black and white illustrations, 174x111 mm, TE,

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The fully updated new edition of this

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Adamson, Peter 27Agriculture and Food Controversies 53Aha! 28Aid on the Edge of Chaos 51Alford, Terry 13Allen, Terence 62Altruistic Brain, The 45American Philosophy Before Pragmatism 29American Women’s History 59Ancestors in our Genome 39Ancient Assyria 61Are Dolphins Really Smart? 41Arrowsmith, Rupert 20Atheism 53Atkins, Peter 60Austerity 50

BBackpacking with the Saints 33Bad Moves 41Baldick, Chris 66Bale, Anthony 55Baron, Naomi S. 25Bateson, John 46Beauty 30Best Things in Life, The 30Beyond the Professions 47Biocode 37Blyth, Mark 50Bolker, Benjamin 64Book of Margery Kempe, The 55Boutros, Victor 51Bradford, Richard 63Brief History of Numbers, A 43British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century 29Budapest Scientific 44Burke, Edmund 55Burnell, A. C. 58Burns, Tom 59Burns-Lundgren, Eva 59

Butterfield, Jeremy 21Bynum, Helen 40Byron’s Letters and Journals 19

CCapitalism 63Carpenter, Humphrey 22Catholicism 34Charles I and the People of England 12Chemistry 60Choudhuri, Arnab Rai 42Colman, Andrew M. 65Coleman, Joseph 52Colson, Bruno 7Concise Colour Medical Dictionary 66Concise Medical Dictionary 66Constellation Myths 57Corruption 61Corry, Leo 43Country of First Boys, The 54Cressy, David 12Crime Fiction 63Crystal, David 25Crystal, Hilary 25Curl, James Stevens 24

DDalley, Stephanie 31Dante 60Davies, Neil 37Deeper Genome, The 38Deng Xiaoping 13De Sousa, Ronald 59De Waal, Thomas 14Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories, The 55Dictionary of Biology, A 67Dictionary of Education, A 65Dictionary of Geography, A 67Dictionary of Law, A 65Dictionary of Physics, A 67Dictionary of Psychology, A 65Dictionary of World History, A 67Disruptive Power 49Doran, Susan 5

EEdmund Blunden’s Undertones of War 20Effi Briest 56Elizabeth I and Her Circle 5Eichengreen, Barry 48Enlightenment, The 15Entertaining Judgment 34Epigrams 57Eratosthenes 57

FFailing our Fathers 46Farrugia, Mario 34Field, Dawn 37Flicker 40Flight from Wonder 44Foner, Eric 14Fontane, Theodor 56Forests 62Forrest, Alan 6Fortune’s Fool 13Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage 21Freeden, Michael 63Freeman, Daniel 40Freeman, Jason 40Fulcher, James 63

GGarrett, Greg 34Gateway to Freedom 14Ghazoul, Jaboury 62Gioia, Ted 32Goldstein, Darra 23Goodman, Russell 29Great Catastrophe 14Great Shakespeare Actors 18Greening, John 20Gregg, Justin 41Gulati, Ranjay 51Guyer, Paul 55

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HHahn, Daniel 22Hainsworth, Peter 60Hall of Mirrors 48Hanhimdki, Jussi M. 64Hansen, Valerie 15Hard, Robin 57Harris, Eugene E. 39Hargittai, Istvan 44Hargittai, Magdolna 44Hartley, Jenny 20Haugen, Gary A. 51Henderson, Rebecca 51Herbert, Joe 36Hine, Robert 67History of Emotion, The 16Hobson-Jobson 58Holland, Sally 63Holmes, Leslie 61Honderich, Ted 28Hopkins Touch, The 10Horse Nations 16Hoyland, Robert G. 11Hoyos, Dexter 11Human Anatomy 60Hurka, Thomas 30Hutton, Sarah 29Hyginus 57

II Hope I Don’t Intrude 12India in the 21st Century 53Infectious Disease 64In God’s Path 11Irvine, William B. 28Islands Beyond the Horizon 42

JJacobs, Charlotte Decroes 39Jethwani-Keyser, Monique 46Jonas Salk 39Joshi, Pankaj S. 43Julian of Norwich 57

KKahn, Andrew 55Kalyvas, Stathis 53Kamdar, Mira 53Keene, Melanie 35Keller, Morton 50Kerr, Anne 67Klempin, Serena 46Klenerman, Leslie 60Konstan, David 30Kurlantzick, Joshua 52

LLabuzetta, Jamie Nicole 41Lamont, Claire 56Lane, Belden C. 33Lankov, Andrei 52Lansdown, Richard 19Last and Greatest Battle, The 46Law, Jonathan 65Lawrence, Snezana 43Leading Sustainable Change 51Leviathan, Inc. 52Levine, Steven I. 13Liberalism 63Lim, Louisa 15Lincoln's Last Speech 16Living with the Stars 42Locust Effect, The 51Love 59Love Songs 32Lovegrove, Roger 42

MManley, Will 65Mann, Thomas 24Marine Pollution 53Marshall, Peter 4Martial 57Martin, Elizabeth 66Mastering the West 11Masur, Louis P. 16Mathematicians and their Gods 43Mayhew, Susan 67

McCartney, Mark 43McNeilly, Mark R. 49Microscopy 62Mincy, Ronald B. 46Mitchell, Mike 56Mitchell, Peter 16Modern Greece 53Molnar, Peter 60Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon, The 31

NNapoleon: On War 7Nature’s Oracle 41Nature’s Third Cycle 42New Oxford Book of War Poetry, The 19Newton, Michael 17Nisbet, Gideon 57 Norwood, F. Bailey 53Nuclear Weapons 62Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio, The 8

OObama’s Time 50O’Collins, Gerald 34O’Hear, Anthony 33O’Hear, Natasha 33Overy, Richard 9Owen, Taylor 49Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature 22Oxford Companion to Sugar and SweetThings, The 23Oxford Dictionary of Architecture, The 24Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms, The 66Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs 66Oxford Guide to Library Research, The 24Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation, The 4Oxford Illustrated History of World War Two, The 9Oxford Portuguese Dictionary 68

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PPagden, Anthony 15Pantsov, Alexander V. 13Parrington, John 38Pasternak Slater, Nicolas 55People’s Republic of Amnesia, The 15Pfaff, Donald W. 45Philosophers of our Times 28 Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, A 55Philosophy in the Hellenistic and RomanWorlds 27Pilgrimage 61Picturing the Apocalypse 33Plamper, Jan 16Plate Tectonics 60Prichard, Mari 22Privacy 61Psychotherapy 59

RRadner, Karen 61Ramalingam, Ben 51Reader, Ian 61Real North Korea, The 52Rennie, Richard 67Revelations of Divine Love 57Ritual 59Roar of the Lion, The 10Robertson, Ritchie 56Robey, David 60Roll, David L. 10Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas, A 56Rothenberg, Albert 44Ruse, Michael 53

SSahakian, Barbara 41Salas, Miguel Tinker 53Schrijver, Iris 42Schrijver, Karel 42Science in Wonderland 35Scott, Walter 56Scourfield, Jonathan 63

Searle, John 29Seeing Things as They Are 29Segerstrale, Ullica 41Selected Letters of Charles Dickens, The 20Sen, Amartya 54Silk Road, The 15Siracusa, Joseph M. 62Small, Helen 58Smith, Stephen 62Snaith, Anna 56Social Work 63Sophocles: Four Tragedies 31Speake, Jennifer 66Spitting Blood 40Stallworthy, Jon 19Stephenson, Barry 59Story of Collapsing Stars, The 43Stressed Sex, The 40Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare 49Susskind, Daniel 47Susskind, Richard 47Sutherland, Kathryn 56Symonds, Dominic 32

TTalent for Friendship, A 46Taplin, Oliver 31Taxation 62Teltscher, Kate 58Terrell, John Edward 46Testosterone 36Tetralogue 26Thackeray, William Makepeace 58Tolstoy, Leo 55Toye, Richard 10Tribe, Keith 16Tushman, Michael 51

UUnfinished Work 52United Nations, The 64

VVanity Fair 58Venezuela 53Victorian Fairy Tales 17Vincent, David 12

WWacks, Raymond 61Wallace, Susan 65Ware, Susan 59Waterloo 6Waverley 56Wayne, Marta L. 64Weis, Judith S. 53We’ll Have Manhattan 32Wells, Stanley 18Wenk, Gary L. 45William Empson’s The Face of the Buddha 20Williamson, Timothy 26Wilson, Susan 24Windeatt, Barry 57Wolf, Hubert 8Woolf, Virginia 56Wordsmiths and Warriors 25Words on Screen 25Wright, Edmund 67

YYour Brain on Food 45Yule, Henry 58

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Cover image: Fishing for Souls, Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne, 1614. © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. From The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation (see page 4)

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