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DNA Replication
 
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In this animation, we focus on bacteria and explore how they replicate their DNA. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199658572.do
Why read Plato's "Republic"?
 
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Robin Waterfield, editor of the Oxford World's Classics edition of Plato's "Republic", tells us why we should bother reading it.
Steve Smith on bringing International Relations theory to life
 
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Professor Sir Steve Smith uses the example of the Syrian civil war to explain how IR theories paint different pictures of reality. For more on applying International Relations theory see The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, 6th edition http://oxford.ly/1dtkvw8
Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction
 
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Author Jens Zimmermann tells us the top 10 things you should know about Hermeneutics. https://global.oup.com/academic/produ... Jens Zimmermann is Professor of Humanities and Canada Research Chair for Interpretation, Religion and Culture at Trinity Western University, Canada. As well as speaking on the importance of hermeneutics and religion to lay audiences and graduate students, he has published books on theological hermeneutics in both English and German and has written articles on hermeneutics in academic journals. © Oxford University Press
DNA cut-and-paste transposition
 
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In this animation, we explore how a transposon moves as a consequence of DNA cut-and-paste transposition. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199658572.do
Performing a Polymerase Chain Reaction
 
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From Biomedical Science Practice, part of the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series. William Armour is Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences and Laura Towns is a Graduate Assistant at London Metropolitan University. See: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/fbs
Generation and action of siRNAs and miRNAs
 
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In this animation, we discuss how siRNAs and miRNAs are generated and how they act to mediate gene silencing. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199658572.do
Me Hijra, Me Laxmi- A Journey
 
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Laxminarayan Tripathi, renowned LGBT rights activist, Hindi film actor, and Bharatanatyam dancer, sheds light on her struggles and triumphs in her autobiography- Me Hijra, Me Laxmi, translated from the Marathi original by R. Raj Rao and P.G. Joshi http://oxford.ly/1w1uu80 © Oxford University Press
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway
 
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Description: Animation showing a simplified version of the canonical Wnt/ β-catenin signaling pathway. For more information, see page 148 in Wolpert et al. Principles of Development 5th edition Oxford University Press, 2015. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199678143.do © Oxford University Press
Molecular interaction and the Lennard-Jones potential
 
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In this screencast, John Holman explains how total potential energy for two interacting molecules is determined by the balance of repulsive and attractive forces between them. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199277896.do
Druids: A Very Short Introduction
 
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Author Barry Cunliffe gives an introduction to the Druids, a religious caste and intellectuals of Iron Age society. Barry Cunliffe discusses the evidence relating to the Druids and their roles within society as intermediaries between Man and the Gods. They also held power in society as teachers and arbiters in disputes, everything from court cases to the declaration of war. http://oxford.ly/1bQo0NC
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In this animation, we explore transcription, the process through which mRNA is synthesised from a DNA template. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199658572.do
New Ideas on the Origins of the Celts
 
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Barry Cunliffe, author of Britain Begins (OUP, 2012), explains why recent linguistic discoveries are overturning long-held beliefs about where the Celtic people came from. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/britain-begins-9780199679454
Understanding close packing
 
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In this screencast, Andrew Burrows walks you through the concept of close packing in solid state structures. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199691852.do#.UT8a79aGHTo
Calculating crystal field stabilisation energies for octahedral complexes
 
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In this screencast, Andrew Burrows walks you through the factors involved in whether an octahedral complex is high spin or low spin. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199691852.do#.UT8pidY4vTq
The Hedgehog signaling pathway in Drosophila
 
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Animation depicting the Hedgehog signaling pathway in Drosophila, which results in the activation of target genes such as wingless (wg), decapentaplegic (dpp), and engrailed (en). For more information, see page 82 in Wolpert et al. Principles of Development 5th edition Oxford University Press, 2015. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199678143.do © Oxford University Press
Homology-dependent double strand break repair
 
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In this animation, we explore how a transposon moves as a consequence of DNA cut-and-paste transposition. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199658572.do
Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction
 
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Eleanor Nesbitt, author of the Very Short Introduction to Sikhism, tells us 10 things we should know about Sikhism. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sikhism-a-very-short-introduction-9780198745570 Eleanor Nesbitt, Professor Emeritus, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick Eleanor Nesbitt is Professor Emeritus in the Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick. Her ethnographic research has focused on the lives of young people in Sikh, Hindu, and Christian communities in the UK. Her publications include Intercultural Education: Ethnographic and Religious Approaches (Sussex Academic Press, 2004) and Interfaith Pilgrims (Quaker Books, 2003). © Oxford University Press
Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction
 
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Author Stephen Smith tells us the top ten things you should know about environmental economics. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199583584.do Stephen Smith is a Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL), and Executive Dean of the UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences. He began his career as a member of the UK Government Economic Service at the Department of Trade and Industry, and then, from 1985 to 1997, worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), a London-based research institute specializing in the economics of taxation and public policy.. His research covers various topics in the economics of tax policy and environmental economics. He is the author ofBritain's Shadow Economy, (OUP, 1986), and a series of research reports and academic papers. He has recently co-authored papers on VAT and on Environmental Taxation for the IFS-sponsored Mirrlees Review, a fundamental review of the UK tax system, which reported in 2010. He is a member of the DEFRA Academic Panel on Environmental Economics, and has acted as a consultant to a number of government departments and international organisations. © Oxford University Press
Jancis Robinson demonstrates how to taste a wine
 
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Jancis Robinson, editor of the Oxford Companion to Wine, takes us step by step through how a professional tastes a wine and writes their tasting notes. Using a classic red burgundy, she demonstrates what to look for – covering the colour, clarity, aroma and taste of the wine. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198705383.do Jancis Robinson OBE and Master of Wine, is described by Decanter as ‘the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world’. She writes daily for the award-winning JancisRobinson.com, weekly for The Financial Times, and bimonthly for a column syndicated around the world. Her many books include The World Atlas of Wine and Wine Grapes. © Oxford University Press
Constructing the HF molecular orbital energy level diagram
 
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In this screencast, Andrew Burrows walks you through how to construct the MO energy level diagram of HF. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199691852.do#.UT8a79aGHTo
David Crystal's favourite words
 
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David Crystal talks to us about his favourite words, ahead of the new book by David and Hilary Crystal, 'Wordsmiths and Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain', due in autumn 2013. http://oxford.ly/WwhV2P
On vibrating eyeballs, ghosts, and the strange science of infrasound
 
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Mike Goldsmith, popular science author and former head of acoustics at the UK's National Physical Laboratory, talks about one of the weirdest areas of sound science. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199600687.do
The Notch signaling pathway
 
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Description: Animation depicting the Notch intracellular signaling pathway, which is involved in many important developmental processes determining cell fate. For more information, see page 212 in Wolpert et al. Principles of Development 5th edition Oxford University Press, 2015 http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199678143.do © Oxford University Press
Calculating packing efficiency
 
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In this screencast, Andrew Burrows walks you through how to calculate the packing efficiency of a cubic close-packed structure. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199691852.do#.UT8a79aGHTo
Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction
 
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Author Kimberley Reynolds discusses the history of writing for children, and how this helps us to discover what it meant to be a child at different points in history. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199560240.do
Ron Ben-Israel — on pastillage and his sugar world
 
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Renowned for stunning cake designs featuring elaborate decorations delicately crafted from sugar, Food Network regular Ron Ben-Israel explains his entry in The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets (rightfully about pastillage, the predecessor to modern-day sugar paste) and treats us to a behind-the-scenes tour of the day-to-day life in his 13th story New York City cake shop. Edited by Willcox and Harriet Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College Darra Goldstein, The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets offers collective knowledge of 265 expert contributors, from food historians to chemists, restaurateurs to cookbook writers, neuroscientists to pastry chefs. The Companion takes readers around the globe and throughout time, affording glimpses deep into the brain as well as stratospheric flights into the world of sugar-crafted fantasies. More than just a compendium of pastries, candies, ices, preserves, and confections, this reference work reveals how the human proclivity for sweet has brought richness to our language, our art, and, of course, our gastronomy. In nearly 600 entries, beginning with "à la mode" and ending with the Italian trifle known as "zuppa inglese," the Companion traces sugar's journey from a rare luxury to a ubiquitous commodity. Learn more about Oxford’s newest addition to the Companion series here: http://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-companion-to-sugar-and-sweets-9780199313396 Ron Ben-Israel is one of 265 contributors to The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets. Darra Goldstein is the Willcox and Harriet Adsit Professor of Russian at Williams College, having earned her Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University. She combines her love of literature with a passion for food studies, a field she helped pioneer by founding Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture, which has been called a culinary New Yorker for its incorporation of photography, poetry, and art alongside thoughtful articles on all aspects of the foods we eat. She serves as the Series Editor for California Studies in Food and Culture (UCAL Press) and the Food Editor for Russian Life magazine. Goldstein is also a prolific author who has written or edited thirteen books, including four award-winning cookbooks. © Oxford University Press
Constructing the O2 molecular orbital energy level diagram
 
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In this screencast, Andrew Burrows walks you through how to construct the MO energy level diagram for O2 in order to explain its paramagnetism. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199691852.do#.UT8a79aGHTo
How a pH probe works
 
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In this screencast, John Holman walks you through the workings of the ion selective glass electrode in a pH probe. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199691852.do#.UT8pidY4vTq
Advice for young scientists
 
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Albert Rothenberg, author of Flight from Wonder, tells young scientists what they need to know about scientific creativity from his personal experience interviewing and researching Nobel Laureates. http://global.oup.com/academic/product/flight-from-wonder-9780199988792 Albert Rothenberg, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center, Harvard University. Flight from Wonder reports the findings from an empirical study of 45 Nobel laureates in science from the United States and Europe concerning the creative processes that produce scientific discoveries. © Oxford University Press
A Day in the Life: High School Social Work (Full)
 
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Chris Dougherty is a Licensed Master Social Worker at Archbishop Molloy High School. This full-length video tells Chris’s story and charts the experiences of the teenagers leading Molloy’s peer advisory group. Visit http://socialwork.oxfordre.com for more on current trends in social work education. © Oxford University Press
Art History: A Very Short Introduction
 
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Dana Arnold author of the Very Short Introduction to Art History, tells us 10 things we should know about how we approach art history. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/art-history-a-very-short-introduction-9780192801814 Dana Arnold, Professor of Art History, University of East Anglia
The power and influence of testosterone
 
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Joe Herbert, author of Testosterone: Sex, Power, and the Will to Win, explains the far-reaching influence of testosterone, in our bodies and brains, in our behaviour, and in society. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198724971.do Joe Herbert is Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience, Cambridge University and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. His areas of expertise include the role of hormones in the ability of the adult brain to make new nerve cells (neurons) and repair the brain; how hormones regulate behaviour; the neuroscience of stress; how hormones, genes and the social and psychological environment interact to promote the risk for depression; and studies on the way that hormones and genes influence financial decision-making. © Oxford University Press
Who was Hannah Mary Tabbs?
 
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Kali Nicole Gross discusses who Hannah Mary Tabbs was and the influence she had on shaping the way the public viewed black women in post-Reconstruction America. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/hannah-mary-tabbs-and-the-disembodied-torso-9780190241216 In Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso, historian Kali Nicole Gross uses detectives' notes, trial and prison records, local newspapers, and other archival documents to reconstruct this ghastly whodunit crime in all its scandalous detail. In doing so, she gives the crime context by analyzing it against broader evidence of police treatment of black suspects and violence within the black community. A fascinating work of historical recreation, Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso is sure to captivate anyone interested in true crime, adulterous love triangles gone wrong, and the racially volatile world of post-Reconstruction Philadelphia. © Oxford University Press
What will English language look like in the future?
 
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Simon Horobin takes a global view of the English language and seeks to answer the question: what will it look like in the future? https://global.oup.com/academic/product/how-english-became-english-9780198754275 Simon Horobin is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College. He has written extensively on the history, structure, and uses of the English language. He is the author of Does Spelling Matter? (OUP, 2013) and a number of books on the history of English, and the language of Chaucer. © Oxford University Press
Professor Andrew Bowie defends Heidegger
 
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Professor Andrew Bowie defends Heidegger’s position as the most important Philosopher in history during the Balloon debate at the 2015 OUP Philosophy festival. https://global.oup.com/academic/category/arts-and-humanities/philosophy/ Some of philosophy's most important historical figures are at risk! Which of them will you save for posterity? In this debate, a range of editors and authors from OUP's Oxford World's Classics and Very Short Introduction series defend philosophers from destruction. They will fight it out to keep their favourite in the balloon but ultimately, the decision is up to you! Participants include: Kathryn Sutherland (Adam Smith), Roger Crisp (Aristotle), Chris Janaway (Nietzsche), Henry Merivale (Hume), Andrew Bowie (Heidegger), Christopher Taylor (Socrates). This event was part of the OUP Philosophy Festival which took place at Blackwells bookshop. © Oxford University Press
Why has the Hellenistic Age been neglected by historians?
 
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Author Peter Thonemann talks about the traditional neglect of the Hellenistic Age by historians. He suggests this is due to the lack of continuous narrative, which can be found during earlier and later periods of Ancient History. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-hellenistic-age-9780198759010 Peter Thonemann, Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History, Wadham College, Oxford Peter Thonemann teaches Greek and Roman history at Wadham College, Oxford. He is the author of The Maeander Valley: A Historical Geography from Antiquity to Byzantium (2011), the winner of the Anglo-Hellenic League's prestigious Runciman Prize 2012, and co-author (with Simon Price) of The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine (2010). His most recent book is an introduction to Hellenistic coinage, The Hellenistic World: Using Coins as Sources (2015). He writes regularly on all aspects of Greek and Roman history and culture for the Times Literary Supplement. © Oxford University Press
Introduction to UK Defamation Law
 
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Dr Matthew Collins QC introduces the UK's "imperfect" defamation laws, which he memorably compares to Frankenstein's monster. Collins goes on to describe how the complexity of defamation law can be exploited by both claimants and publishers. He notes that defamation cases are the juridical stage upon which important questions of public policy are played out and the limits of freedom of expression tested. Collins on Defamation analyses the topical and complex area of defamation law and related causes of action, drawing on international research and engaging in comparative analysis. Collins on Defamation also includes an exhaustive set of precedents for common notices and pleadings, and a full examination and analysis of the Defamation Act 2013. For more information, please visit:http://oxford.ly/1ezSwaR Dr Matthew Collins QC is an Australian barrister and academic. He is also the author of The Law of Defamation and the Internet (Oxford University Press, 2001, 2005, 2010).
Multi-factor ANOVA (Minitab)
 
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Currell: Scientific Data Analysis. Minitab analyses for the data in Figs 3.11 and 3.15 http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198712541.do © Oxford University Press
Moons: A Very Short Introduction
 
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David A Rothery, author of Moons: A Very Short Introduction gives his top 10 things you should know about Moons. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/moons-a-very-short-introduction-9780198735274 David Rothery is Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University. During 1999-2004 he was Director of Teaching and Geosciences Programme Director in the former Department of Earth Sciences. He has also been Leader of the IAVCEI Commission on Remote Sensing, and in 2005 he was appointed to the PPARC Solar System Advisory Panel and the BepiColombo Oversight Committee. He is the lead academic (production) and Educator (presentation) for the Open University/FutureLearn Moons MOOC, and is the author of several books, including Satellites of the Outer Planets - worlds in their own right, and Planets VSI © Oxford University Press
Cancer stem cells and successful and potential treatments
 
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Robert Rees answers questions on cancer stem cells and successful and potential treatments, including antibody therapy and vaccine based immunotherapy. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/academic/medicine/9780199676866.do Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy is edited by Dr Robert C. Rees, Director and Professor of Tumour Biology, The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Robert is the head of a team researching prostate and breast cancer vaccine therapies. He has published extensively in the field of tumour immunology and has previously worked at The Universities of Sheffield and Nottingham and at The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. His laboratory has discovered several tumour antigens as immunotherapy targets and established many of these as biomarkers, associating with disease status. Robert has edited 3 other books on cancer immunity and he is an Editor for the journal Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy, amongst other journals. © Oxford University Press
Stephanie Dalley on the Hanging Garden of Babylon
 
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Stephanie Dalley, author of The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon, discusses the interpretation of the garden and its place as a World Wonder. http://oxford.ly/10xnhuG
The Golden Age of Children's Literature
 
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Peter Hunt, author of 'An Introduction to Children's Literature', discusses the golden age of children's literature, starting in the 1860s with Charles Kingsley's 'The Water Babies'.
Normality and homoscedasticity (SPSS)
 
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Currell: Scientific Data Analysis. Analysis of boxing case study. See also 5.4.6 and 6.3.4 http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198712541.do © Oxford University Press
The van der Waals equation explained
 
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In this screencast, John Holman walks you through the van der Waals equation (equation 8.25). http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199691852.do#.UT8pidY4vTq
A Researcher’s Journey – Oxford Handbooks Online
 
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See how one researcher finds a cure for information overload. With Oxford Handbooks Online, her thesis can now be informed by the most recent developments in the field. http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/ Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. © Oxford University Press
Heading to law school - how to get ahead
 
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Heading to law school? Martin Partington gives some valuable advice on how to get ahead, what you can expect, and how best to prepare.
Writing the OED: Grammar
 
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Deputy Chief Editor Edmund Weiner discusses the evolution of grammar as recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary. http://oed.com
Oxford Public International Law
 
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Oxford Public International Law brings together Oxford's pioneering online services: the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford Reports on International Law, and Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law. This comprehensive offering provides students, scholars and practitioners with the perfect environment for international law research. Find out more at http://www.ouplaw.com For more, see these other Oxford resources: Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Law: http://www.mpepil.com Oxford Reports on International Law: http://www.oxfordlawreports.com Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law: http://www.scholarlyauthorities.com Follow the OUP International Law team on Twitter for the latest news, commentary, and insights: https://twitter.com/OUPIntLaw
Sex in Jane Austen’s Novels
 
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Many modern readers don’t believe that sex plays an important role in Jane Austen’s novels. Professor John Mullan, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Sense and Sensibility, helps us read between the lines to see the importance of sex and desire in Jane Austen. John Mullan is Professor of English at University College London. He has previously edited editions of Daniel Defoe's Roxana (2008) and Samuel Johnson's The Lives of the Poets for Oxford World's Classics. He is the author of What Matters in Jane Austen? (Bloomsbury, 2012), Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature (Faber & Faber, 2008), and How Novels Work (OUP, 2006). http://oxford.ly/2oLTiDh © Oxford University Press