November 2015 Content Update

Four new titles and nine updated titles were released to Public Core in October 2015. There are now 822 titles in the Public Core collection. If you subscribe to this package, see a full title list in your Admin account (log-in required), or check it out on our corporate site

 

New Public Core Titles: 

 

Holiday Symbols and Customs

ISBN: 9780780813649

Holidays and their related symbols and customs reflect the history and identity of people of all cultures. This revised and expanded edition of Holiday Symbols and Customs provides an introduction to the many ways in which people celebrate and find meaning in these traditions.

 

Palgrave Key Concepts: Key Concepts in Bilingualism

ISBN: 9780230344464

Arranged alphabetically, this accessible glossary provides a quick source of reference for a range of readers, from students of linguistics to educators who need help navigating the vocabulary of Bilingualism.

 

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

ISBN: 9780826479693

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment is the first reference work on this key subject in early American history. With over 500 original essays on key American Enlightenment figures, it provides a comprehensive account to complement the intense scholarly activity that has recently centered on the European Enlightenment.

 

The Design Book

ISBN: 9781780670997

The Design Book brings together the best in contemporary design for the home, presenting a huge range of striking new products: tables and chairs, sofas and beds, storage, kitchens and bathrooms, tableware, textiles and surfaces, lighting, electronics and more.

Updated Public Core Titles: 

 

A Concise History of the Middle East

ISBN: 9780813349626

An introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. This book explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the post-9/11 Middle East. The eleventh edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including an expanded and more nuanced discussion of the "War on Terrorism" and the Arab uprisings, coverage of the rise of ISIS, and a new chapter on the growing environmental problems of the region. In addition, the authors have incorporated new scholarship on the early history to provide a fuller picture of the political shifts and socioeconomic concerns of that time. With updated bibliographical sketches, chronology and glossary, A Concise History of the Middle East remains an essential text for students of Middle East history.

 

Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

ISBN: 9781628921489

The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. In this 9th edition, James Watson and Anne Hill provide a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication that continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives.

 

Dorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations

ISBN: 9780323340205

Medical acronyms and abbreviations offer convenience, but those countless shortcuts can often be confusing. Now a part of the popular Dorland's suite of products, this reference features thousands of terms from across various medical specialties.

 

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law

ISBN: 9780877797197

Over 10,000 entries explain the vocabulary used in legal situations. Entries include definitions pronunciations, and frequent supplementary notes.

 

Taking Care of Your Child: A Parent's Illustrated Guide to Complete Medical Care

ISBN: 9780738218359

The award-winning go-to guide that has helped millions of families keep their children healthy is now revised and updated with the most recent advances in health care. For more than thirty years, Taking Care of Your Child has been an indispensable resource for parents and caregivers. Covering more than 175 health care problems and symptoms, it offers the most recent information on critical childcare issues from what to do in the event of a minor injury to everyday issues such as common allergies and ailments. Taking Care of Your Child is easy to use, even in a crisis: you can simply look up a symptom to find a complete explanation of probable causes, how to treat the problem at home, and when to see a doctor. With the very latest on ADHD, autism, breast-feeding, childhood depression and obesity, discipline, immunizations, and more, this new edition also features new sections on youth sports and head trauma, genetic screening, and minimizing risks of medical procedures.

 

Teach Yourself: Geology: A Complete Introduction

ISBN: 9781473601550

Written by David Rothery, who is Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Geology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English.

 

The American Heritage Dictionary of Medicine

ISBN: n/a

The brand-new American Heritage Dictionary of Medicine reflects the latest developments in medicine, with entries featuring newly approved medications, advances in genetics and immunology, recent changes in the terminology of diseases and syndromes, and new psychiatric classifications introduced in DSM-5.

 

The Chambers Dictionary

ISBN: 9781598849363

Immerse yourself in the most interesting, authoritative and helpful English dictionary available -- the unrivalled guide for word lovers. Whether youre an avid wordgamer or just enjoy revelling in the quirks and curiosities of the English language, The Chambers Dictionary is your ultimate companion.

 

The Hutchinson Chronology of World History

ISBN: N/A

A chronology of world history through 2014.

 

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