Providing the richest coverage of Spanish from around the world, this dictionary was compiled by an expert team of Spanish and English lexicographers working in their own language. The Oxford Spanish Dictionary is the result of over ten year's research, and covers over 24 varieties of Spanishas it is written and spoken throughout the Spanish speaking world. New to this edition is a guide to life and culture in the Spanish- and English- speaking worlds. This guide covers a wide range of topics: from the political and educational systems, to key events in the calendar and how they arecelebrated. It is an ideal reference for Univerisity students, as well as translators and language professionals. This title replaces ISBN: 0-19-860069-0 (plain) and ISBN: 0-19-860070-4 (thumb index).