Books published by Oxford University Press

A History of Russia

Oxford University Press, USA | August 16, 2017 | 759 pages
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

Textbook on International Human Rights

Oxford University Press | January 2, 2016 | 456 pages
Professor:  Prof. Melanie Adrian
Course Codes:  LAWS3602
Semester:  Fall-2017
Textbook on International Human Rights provides a concise introduction for students new to the subject. Clearly written and broad in scope, this popular text gives a concise introduction to international human rights, including regional systems of protection and the key substantive rights. The... More Info

The Logical Must

Oxford University Press, USA | August 16, 2017 | 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 | August 16, 2017 | 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 | August 16, 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

Anger and Forgiveness

Oxford University Press, USA | May 2, 2016 | 272 pages
We live in a culture of apology and forgiveness. But while there are a few thinkers who criticize forgiveness in favor of retribution, philosopher and intellectual Martha C. Nussbaum is unique in criticizing the supposed virtue from the other side: forgiveness, Nussbaum asserts, is at its heart... More Info


Oxford University Press | May 26, 2016 | 202 pages
The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psychologists, and linguists in helping to understand the... 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 | August 16, 2017 | 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


Oxford University Press | April 6, 2016 | 128 pages
Between 1760 and 1800, the American people cast off British rule to create a new nation and a radically new form of government based on the idea that people have the right to govern themselves. This title provides a cohesive synthesis of the military, diplomatic, political, social, and intellectual... More Info


Oxford University Press | March 1, 2016 | 208 pages
Over the past thirty years, the issue of economic inequality has emerged from the backwaters of economics to claim center stage in the political discourse of America and beyond---a change prompted by a troubling fact: numerous measures of income inequality, especially in the United States in the... More Info

Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | February 1, 2016 | 168 pages
China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems to be a country of contradictions: a peasant society with some of the world's most futuristic cities,... More Info

The Mexican Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | January 1, 2016 | 144 pages
The Mexican Revolution defined the sociopolitical experience of those living in Mexico in the twentieth century. Its subsequent legacy has provoked debate between those who interpret the ongoing myth of the Revolution and those who adopt the more middle-of-the-road reality of the regime after 1940.... More Info


Oxford University Press | February 1, 2016 | 160 pages
Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the challenges facing it in the twenty-first century.... More Info

The Body: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | January 1, 2016 | 144 pages
The human body is thought of conventionally as a biological entity, with its longevity, morbidity, size and even appearance determined by genetic factors immune to the influence of society or culture. Since the mid-1980s, however, there has been a rising awareness of how our bodies, and our... More Info


Oxford University Press | February 1, 2016 | 144 pages
Slang, however one judges it, shows us at our most human. It is used widely and often, typically associated with the writers of noir fiction, teenagers, and rappers, but also found in the works of Shakespeare and Dickens. It has been recorded since at least 1500 AD, and today's vocabulary, taken... More Info

Lethal But Legal

Oxford University Press, USA | March 1, 2016 | 360 pages
Decisions made by the food, tobacco, alcohol, pharmaceutical, gun, and automobile industries have a greater impact on today's health than the decisions of scientists and policymakers. As the collective influence of corporations has grown, governments around the world have stepped back from their... More Info

The Ways of the World

Oxford University Press, USA | March 3, 2016 | 352 pages
David Harvey is one of most famous Marxist intellectuals in the past half century, as well as one of the world's most cited social scientists. Beginning in the early 1970s with his trenchant and still-relevant book Social Justice and the City and through this day, Harvey has written numerous books... More Info

The Syrian Jihad

Oxford University Press | February 1, 2016 | 540 pages
The eruption of the anti-Assad revolution in Syria has had many unintended consequences, among which is the opportunity it offered Sunni jihadists to establish a foothold in the heart of the Middle East. That Syria's ongoing civil war is so brutal and protracted has only compounded the situation,... More Info

Out of Eden

Oxford University Press | March 1, 2016 | 240 pages
In this changing world of what is deemed socially and politically "correct," polygamy is perhaps the last great taboo. Over the course of the last thousand years, monogamy-at least in name-has been the default setting for coupledom and procreation. And yet, throughout history, there have been... More Info

Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | January 1, 2016 | 144 pages
Environmental politics has many faces and operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals as well as governments, drives local agreements as well as international treaties, results in minor business changes as well as wholesale business decisions, and fluctuates between a politics of... More Info

Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | January 1, 2016 | 152 pages
For many of us, the term 'medieval philosophy' conjures up the figure of Thomas Aquinas, and is closely intertwined with religion. In this Very Short Introduction John Marenbon shows how medieval philosophy had a far broader reach than the thirteenth and fourteenth-century universities of Christian... More Info

Humanity in a Creative Universe

Oxford University Press | March 1, 2016 | 312 pages
Much of Stuart Kauffman's work in the philosophy of evolutionary biology has centered on the question of what he calls "prestatability" in evolution: that is, whether or not science can precisely predict the future development of biological features in organisms, using a singular "FinalTheory" of... More Info

How English Became English

Oxford University Press | January 1, 2016 | 192 pages
The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language... More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | January 1, 2016 | 312 pages
Ancient Greece first coined the concept of "democracy," yet almost every major ancient Greek thinker--from Plato and Aristotle onwards--were ambivalent or even hostile to democracy in any form. The explanation is quite simple: the elite perceived majority power as tantamount to a dictatorship of... More Info

The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press | March 1, 2016 | 144 pages
The programmes that make up the welfare state vary from nation to nation and from time to time, and the balance between markets and government, and free enterprise and social protection is perennially in question. In contemporary political debate the welfare state seems to be mostly viewed asa... More Info

War from the Ground Up

Oxford University Press, USA | August 16, 2017 | 256 pages
As a British infantry officer in the Royal Gurkha Rifles Emile Simpson completed three tours of Southern Afghanistan. Drawing on that experience, and on a range of revealing case studies ranging from Nepal to Borneo, War From The Ground Up offers a distinctive perspective on contemporary armed... More Info

The Sociological Imagination

Oxford University Press, USA | April 13, 2000 | 256 pages
C. Wright Mills is best remembered for his highly acclaimed work The Sociological Imagination, in which he set forth his views on how social science should be pursued. Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools... More Info

Pythagoras Revived

Oxford University Press on Demand | August 16, 1990 | 251 pages
The Pythagorean idea that number is the key to understanding reality inspired Neoplatonist philosophers in the fourth and fifth centuries to develop theories in physics and metaphysics based on mathematical models. The theories produced by this revived interest in Pythagoreanism were to become... More Info

The Foundations of Mathematics

Oxford University Press, USA | March 5, 2015 | 432 pages
The transition from school mathematics to university mathematics is seldom straightforward. Students are faced with a disconnect between the algorithmic and informal attitude to mathematics at school, versus a new emphasis on proof, based on logic, and a more abstract development of general... More Info