Books published by Oxford University Press


Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 1982 | 366 pages
Refuting the accepted belief that mathematics is exact and infallible, the author examines the development of conflicting concepts of mathematics and their implications for the physical, applied, social, and computer sciences  More Info

Social Work Practice with Families, Second Edition

Oxford University Press, USA | June 1, 2013 | 448 pages
Mary Van Hook's Social Work Practice with Families is a useful guide to family therapy with a strengths-based perspective that focuses on families' vitality and capacity to thrive. The book explores resiliency as an empirically grounded framework with which to conduct assessments with families... More Info

In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers

Oxford University Press | April 29, 2010 | 273 pages
Professor:  Prof. Luke Struckman
Course Codes:  GEOG 3209A
Semester:  Winter-2018
Global climate change has triggered profound changes at the ground level and for real people. This book illustrates in vivid detail how 25,000 Peruvian residents died from melting Andean glaciers. Successful engineering efforts to prevent additional catastrophes simultaneously helped commodify... More Info

The Soviet Experiment

Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 2018 | 588 pages
Professor:  Prof. Erica Fraser
Course Codes:  HIST 3902B
Semester:  Winter-2018
Focusing on the eras of Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachev, and Yeltsin, a multi-layered account of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union chronicles and analyzes the Soviet experiment from the tsar to the first president of the Russian republic. UP.  More Info

The Beggar's Opera and Polly

Oxford University Press | May 9, 2013 | 256 pages
Professor:  Prof. Patricia Whiting
Course Codes:  ENGL 1100W
Semester:  Winter-2018
With The Beggar's Opera (1728), Gay invented the ballad opera. It is here published for the first time with its sequel, Polly, in which Macheath and Polly Peachum are transplanted to the West Indies. Together the plays offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and... More Info

A History of Russia

Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 2018 | 759 pages
Professor:  Prof. Erica Fraser
Course Codes:  HIST 2600A
Semester:  Winter-2018
A History of Russia covers the entire span of the country's history, from ancient times to the post-communist present. Keeping with the hallmark of the text, Riasanovsky and Steinberg examine all aspects of Russia's history-political, international, military, economic, social, and cultural-with a... More Info

Why Read Marx Today?

Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 2018 | 136 pages
Professor:  Prof. Hugh Shewell
Course Codes:  SOWK 2306
Semester:  Winter-2018
This fresh and timely book argues that we can detach Marx the critic of current society from Marx the prophet of future society, and that he remains the most impressive critic we have of liberal, capitalist, bourgeois society. Wolff connects Marx's main ideas with wider concerns about culture and... More Info

Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition

Oxford University Press, USA | November 26, 2015 | 288 pages
How do modern Muslims' attitudes to marital violence and patriarchy relate to the Islamic tradition? In recent years, discussion regarding the interpretation of the Qur'an has become highly controversial. Especially contentious is passage 4:34, which covers the legitimacy of marital violence and... More Info

Making Sense

Oxford University Press | February 17, 2018 | 240 pages
In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so that terms such as "preposition" and "conjunction" now often confound children and adults alike. Explaining... More Info

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy

Oxford University Press | April 1, 2015 | 770 pages
This Handbook is intended to show the links between the philosophy written in the Middle Ages and that being done today. Essays by over twenty medieval specialists, who are also familiar with contemporary discussions, explore areas in logic and philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology,... More Info

On Monsters

Oxford University Press | September 1, 2011 | 368 pages
Follows the evolution of monsters throughout time from Behemoth and Leviathan to the post-human cyborgs of tomorrow, in order to understand the mysterious territory outside of rational thought.  More Info

The Karamazov Brothers

Oxford University Press | June 12, 2008 | 1012 pages
Dostoevsky's last novel, The Karamazov Brothers is a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. Full of memorable characters and their eloquent voices, and reverberating with deeply felt ideas, the power and impetus of the novel is fully realized in this new translation.  More Info

Jihad and Co.

Oxford University Press | February 17, 2018 | 272 pages
The rise of militant jihadist groups is one of the greatest international security crises in the world today. In civil wars across the modern Muslim world, Islamist groups have emerged out of the ashes, surged dramatically to power, and routed their rivals on the battlefield.  More Info

The Craft of Lymmyng and the Maner of Steynyng

Oxford University Press, USA | September 15, 2016 | 375 pages
This volume contains a collection of new editions of all the known fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Middle English technical recipes for painters, strainers, scribes, illuminators, and dyers, written c. 1300-1500. Most are previously unpublished and many are previously unknown. The collection... More Info

The Nicomachean Ethics

Oxford University Press | June 11, 2009 | 277 pages
In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle examines the nature of happiness, which he defines as a specially good kind of life. He considers the nature of practical reasoning, friendship, and the role and importance of the moral virtues in the best life. This new edition features a revised translation and... More Info

Visions of the Heart

Oxford University Press, USA | February 4, 2016 | 464 pages
Visions of the Heart is a contributed volume that offers a rich, in-depth study of contemporary issues involving Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This thought-provoking collection brings together leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from across the country to explore the relationshipsbetween... More Info

Learning Capoeira

Oxford University Press, USA | March 3, 2005 | 272 pages
Learning Capoeira: Lessons in Cunning from an Afro-Brazilian Art is a provocative look at capoeira, a demanding acrobatic art that combines dance, ritual, music, and fighting style. First created by slaves, freedmen, and gang members, capoeira is a study in contrasts that integrates... More Info

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 2018 | 547 pages
Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.  More Info

The Wild Ass's Skin

Oxford University Press | June 14, 2012 | 252 pages
A young man, in despair over gambling debts, buys a magical animal skin that grants his every wish but hastens its owner's death in the process. Balzac's compelling tale is here presented in an exuberant new translation, with an illuminating introduction and notes.  More Info

The Politics

Oxford University Press | February 26, 2009 | 423 pages
Aristotle's Politics is one of the most influential works in the history of political thought. It is still essential reading for students of politics and for anyone seriously interested in the ways in which human societies are organized and governed. For this edition Sir Ernest Barker's fine... More Info


Oxford University Press | April 17, 2008 | 475 pages
A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.  More Info

Second Treatise of Government and a Letter Concerning Toleration

Oxford University Press | June 9, 2016 | 240 pages
'Man being perfect freedom...hath by nature a preserve his property, that is, his life, liberty and estate.' Locke's Second Treatise of Government (1689) is one of the great classics of political philosophy, widely regarded as the foundational text of modern liberalism. In it... More Info

What Does it All Mean?

Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 1987 | 101 pages
Discusses knowledge, the mind-body problem, meaning, free will, ethics, justice, and death  More Info

A Hunger Artist and Other Stories

Oxford University Press | April 12, 2012 | 218 pages
This new translation includes Kafka's two published collections, A Country Doctor and A Hunger Artist with other, uncollected stories, aphorisms, and parables that have become part of the Kafka canon. Enigmatic, satirical, often bleakly humorous, the stories meditate on art and artists and the... More Info

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Oxford University Press | July 9, 2009 | 146 pages
For the 125th anniversary of Kafka's birth comes an astonishing new translation of his best-known stories, in a spectacular graphic package.  More Info

The Logical Must

Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 2018 | 135 pages
"Maddy's short monograph looks at Wittgenstein's philosophy of logic, from the perspective of the form of naturalism that she calls "second philosophy." That view takes an empirical approach to logical truth -- essentially arguing that if philosophers want to understand the world, they should start... More Info


Oxford University Press | February 12, 2016 | 960 pages
Orthodox economics operates within a hypothesized world of perfect competition in which perfect consumers and firms act to bring about supposedly optimal outcomes. The discrepancies between this model and the reality it claims to address are then attributed to particular imperfections in reality... More Info

The Death of Expertise

Oxford University Press | February 17, 2018 | 272 pages
The rise of the internet and other technology has made information more easily-accessible than ever before. While this has had the positive effect of equalizing access to knowledge, it also has lowered the bar on what depth of knowledge is required to consider oneself an "expert." A cult... More Info

The Econocracy

Oxford University Press | January 10, 2016 | 224 pages
One hundred years ago the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are conducted in the language of economics and economic logic shapes how political issues are thought... More Info

How Change Happens

Oxford University Press | October 27, 2016 | 192 pages
Human society is full of would-be "change agents," a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on... More Info

Preludes to Pragmatism

Oxford University Press | November 29, 2012 | 424 pages
In these essays, distinguished philosopher Philip Kitcher argues for a reconstruction of philosophy along the lines of classical Pragmatism  More Info

Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Oxford University Press | October 21, 2016 | 296 pages
The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa shocked the world with its devastation and its rapid migration to multiple continents. As the systems meant to respond to this sort of epidemic failed, the disease exposed not just weaknesses in international infectious disease surveillance and... More Info

International Human Rights

Oxford University Press | October 4, 2012 | 1580 pages
"The successor to International human rights in context: law, politics and morals."  More Info


Oxford University Press on Demand | February 17, 1999 | 503 pages
We now possess both the language and the cultural temerity to discuss sexuality as straightforwardly as we like, and with a frankness that would have shocked people a few decades ago. It now seems impossible to contemplate human happiness without some measure of sexual fulfilment, although that... More Info

Moral Understandings

Oxford University Press | September 13, 2007 | 306 pages
Walker's book proposes a view of morality and an approach to ethical theory which uses the critical insights of feminism and race theory to rethink the epistemological and moral position of the ethical theorist, and how moral theory is inescapably shaped by culture and history. This second, revised... More Info

A Dictionary of Statistics 3e

Oxford University Press | March 1, 2014 | 488 pages
This wide-ranging dictionary covers over 2,300 statistical terms in accessible, jargon-free language. All existing entries and web links have been revised and updated to ensure that the content is as relevant as possible. An indispensable reference work for any students or professionals who come... More Info

The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | February 23, 2012 | 123 pages
In this Very Short Introduction, Jacqueline Stedall explores the rich historical and cultural diversity of mathematical endeavour from the distant past to the present day, using illustrative case studies drawn from a range of times and places; including early imperial China, the medieval Islamic... More Info

The View From Nowhere

Oxford University Press | February 9, 1989 | 244 pages
Discusses the mind-body problem, knowledge, personal identity, free will, ethics, death, reality, values, and the meaning of life.  More Info

Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | July 28, 2016 | 160 pages
How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully 'objective'? What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy... More Info

Forgotten Dead

Oxford University Press | May 30, 2013 | 304 pages
Forgotten Dead uncovers a neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the first comprehensive study of lynching of hundreds of persons of Mexican origin or descent.  More Info

Critique of Judgement

Oxford University Press | September 11, 2008 | 405 pages
Kant's Critique of Judgement analyses our experience of the beautiful and the sublime in relation to nature, morality, and theology. Meredith's classic translation is here lightly revised and supplemented with a bilingual glossary. The edition also includes the important First Introduction.  More Info


Oxford University Press | May 26, 2011 | 208 pages
Philip Ball explores the elusive rules that govern flow in nature - from the swirl of a wisp of smoke and eddies in rivers, to the huge persistent storm that is the Great Spot on Jupiter. Whether the movement of wind, water, sand, or flocks of birds, he explains the science of the extraordinary... More Info


Oxford University Press | May 26, 2011 | 312 pages
"Nature's patterns is a trilogy composed of Shapes, Flow, and Branches."  More Info


Oxford University Press | May 26, 2011 | 221 pages
"Nature's patterns is a trilogy composed of Shapes, Flow, and Branches."  More Info

The Harlem Renaissance

Oxford University Press | June 15, 2016 | 160 pages
"This Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural awakening among African Americans between the two world wars. Cheryl A. Wall brings readers to the Harlem of 1920s to identify the cultural themes and issues that engaged writers, musicians, and visual artists... More Info

International Migration

Oxford University Press, USA | June 23, 2016 | 152 pages
In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest around the world. Today, the political and media attention on migration... More Info

Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | April 13, 2016 | 176 pages
The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide, and is ranked as the world's fifth largest religion. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11, where Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, suggest that the Sikh faith still... More Info

The Language Hoax

Oxford University Press, USA | June 1, 2016 | 184 pages
Japanese has a term that covers both green and blue. Russian has separate terms for dark and light blue. Does this mean that Russians perceive these colors differently from Japanese people? Does language control and limit the way we think? This short, opinionated book addresses the Sapir-Whorf... More Info

Keeping Time

Oxford University Press, USA | February 17, 2018 | 440 pages
An anthology of sixty-two news articles, reviews, program notes, memoirs, and interviews from the twentieth century illuminates the history of jazz and features the thoughts of the great performers on the nature of the music and its controversies. UP.  More Info

The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick

Oxford University Press, USA | May 27, 2016 | 240 pages
Widely recognized as one of the most inventive science fiction writers of all time, Philip K. Dick is an author whose literary sophistication elevated the sci-fi genre into the storytelling powerhouse it is today. His works, known for their portrayals of simulated realities interspersed with... More Info