Category: Encyclopedia

  • Download E-books Dictionary of Music (Facts on File) PDF

    By Christine Ammer

    This reference offers in-depth factors and examples of greater than 3000 musical phrases and issues, together with biographies of composers. Spanning early heritage to the current day the dictionary comprises motives of phrases, illustrations of tools, repertory for a few of the tools, pronunciations of overseas phrases and composers and inclusion of charts offering more information on valuable ballets, operas and symphonies. topics lined comprise: a capella; afterbeat; bluegrass; cantata; cajun track; chamber opera; electronic recording; electronica; movie tune; guitar; jazz; masque; second shape; open hamony; pedal clavichord; reggae; string quartet; studio tune; and woodwind quintet.
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  • Download E-books The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism (2 Volume Set) PDF

    By James G Lochtefeld

    -- From Abhang via Zodiac, those volumes comprise over 2,500 completely cross-referenced entries that basically outline phrases and ideas relating to the ideals, practices, and heritage of Hinduism.
    -- entire with black-and-white images illustrating architectural, biographical, geographical, and mythological entries.
    -- Charts and maps supply additional information.
    -- 16-category indexes direct the reader to similar terms.Hinduism is a greatly vital global faith not just as a result of its mythology and philosophy but additionally because of its wealthy cultural traditions. no matter if via epic narratives of affection and battle by way of Sanskrit poets, the drama and devotion of Hindu dancers, or the lessons of yoga masters, the unfold of Hinduism has enriched the lives of individuals during the world.This inclusive, two-volume encyclopedia includes entries at the background, practices, and ideology of Hinduism, in addition to the artwork and structure, drugs, sects and social teams, and geographical facilities of the faith. it truly is a necessary and hugely useful source for each reference assortment.
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  • Download E-books Encyclopedia Of Popular Music PDF

    The Encyclopedia Of well known track is universally famous because the so much finished and authoritative reference paintings on renowned tune. This new extended variation is a necessary reference e-book for somebody who has a question approximately any point of twentieth Century renowned song, together with rock, dance, rap and R&B, in addition to blues, soul, nation and people.
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  • Download E-books Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food PDF

    By Andrew F. Smith

    Eating junk foodstuff and quick nutrition is a brilliant all-American ardour. American childrens and grownups love their sweet bars, mammoth Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and sturdy Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous wellbeing and fitness results from the big urge for food for those processed fats- and sugar-loaded meals are good publicized now. This was once quite dramatically evidenced by means of tremendous dimension Me (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 30-day all-McDonald's vitamin during which his liver suffered an identical poisoning as though he were on a longer alcohol binge. via elevated globalization, American renowned nutrition tradition is being more and more emulated somewhere else on this planet, reminiscent of China, with the opportunity of related disastrous outcomes. This A-to-Z reference is the 1st to target the junk nutrition and quick meals phenomena from a mess of angles as well as healthiness and vitamin issues. greater than 250 essay entries objectively discover the scope of the subjects to light up the yankee manner via items, organizations and marketers, social heritage, pop culture, companies, matters, politics, commercialism and consumerism, and masses more.

    Interest in those themes is excessive. This informative and engaging paintings, with entries on present controversies equivalent to mad cow illness and manufacturing unit farming, the foodstuff pyramid, motion picture tie-ins, and advertising to young ones, can be hugely invaluable for reviews, learn, and skimming. It takes readers backstage, analyzing the importance of things like uniforms, education, packaging, and franchising. Readers of all ages also will benefit from the nostalgia issue, studying in regards to the history of iconic drive-ins, the tale at the back of the mascots, evidence approximately their favourite sweet bar, and collectables. every one access ends with recommended analyzing. along with an creation, a timeline, thesaurus, bibliography, source advisor, and photographs improve the textual content. pattern entries: A&W Root Beer; advertisements; autos; Ben & Jerry's; Burger King; Carhops; heart for technological know-how within the Public curiosity; Christmas; Cola Wars; Employment; reasonable nutrients; speedy meals kingdom; Hershey, Milton; Hollywood; harm; Krispy Kreme; Lobbying; Nabisco; weight problems; PepsiCo; Salt; Soda Fountain; youngster Hangouts; Vegetarianism; White citadel; Yum! manufacturers, Inc.

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  • Download E-books Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics (2 vol. set) PDF

    This paintings is a complete number of state-of-the-art scholarship at the fiscal, overseas company, political, felony, and environmental ramifications of globalization―one of the most well liked issues of the day.


    • a hundred A–Z entries protecting the most important problems with globalization

    • Reproduces the founding files for the realm alternate association and different foreign alternate organizations

    • Maps of exchange blocs and local businesses equivalent to the ecu Union, organization of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN), and Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR)

    • Charts, figures, and graphs illustrating information developments and statistical information

    • comprises contributions from greater than a hundred experts in economics, legislation, company, and different appropriate fields

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  • Download E-books Earth Matters: An Encyclopedia of Ecology PDF

    With a biome-by-biome constitution that mirrors mom Nature's personal layout, Our Earth Matters is a party of our fragile Earth, a caution to guard it, and an inspiring resource publication choked with principles for creating a confident switch.

    The ebook starts off with a short historical past of our planet's start and improvement, revealing how an astonishingly not likely sequence of injuries made Earth the one planet within the universe recognized to be compatible for all times. As lifestyles flourished and unfold, it replaced the planet and created the "biosphere." Scientists divide the biosphere into worldwide ecosystems, or "biomes," similar to wasteland, Ocean, Tropical woodland, and Grassland.

    Earth's soft ecology is the unifying subject. every one part explores the original ecological constitution of a biome and divulges how human interference can dissatisfied the stability and harm the life-support structures upon which our life relies Reference pages make up the 1st a part of each one part, with maps displaying the level of the biome, and spreads on weather, ordinary heritage, and ecology explaining how the biome works. next spreads discover the threats bobbing up from human job and express how confident efforts can frequently triumph over the threats and guard the biome. through the e-book, unbelievable and intimate images showcases the residing world's unending variety and sweetness, delivering a compelling visible argument to aid the book's middle message.
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  • Download E-books Encyclopedia of Small Business, Volumes 1-2 PDF

    By Arsen Darnay, Monique D. Magee

    This useful and exhaustive print reference resource is designed to supply marketers with how-to details that they could practice to their very own company. The Encyclopedia comprises targeted articles and overviews of all of the key info wishes of small company clients, together with financing; monetary making plans; marketing strategy construction; industry research; revenues process; tax making plans and extra.
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  • Download E-books Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature PDF

    By Loren L. Coleman, Jerome Clark

    The final quest for the world's such a lot mysterious creatures
    The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- those are the names of the elusive beasts that experience stuck the attention and captured the imaginations of individuals world wide for hundreds of years. lately, stories of those "monsters" were corroborated by way of a rise in sightings, and out of those legends a brand new technological know-how has been born: cryptozoology -- the research of hidden animals.
    Cryptozoology A to Z, the 1st encyclopedia of its sort, comprises approximately 200 entries, together with cryptids (the identify given to those strange beasts), new animal reveals, and the explorers and scientists who look for them. Loren Coleman, one of many world's major cryptozoologists, groups up with Jerome Clark, editor and writer of numerous encyclopedias, to supply those definitive descriptions and lots of never-before-published drawings and pictures from eyewitnesses' targeted debts. packed with insights into the tools of those scientists, interesting stories of discovery, and the historical past and evolution of this box, Cryptozoology A to Z is the main entire reference ever of the most recent zoological technology.
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  • Download E-books Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] PDF

    By Michael Newton

    Representing a special reference instrument for readers attracted to background, criminology, or terrorism, this e-book offers the main entire and up to date insurance of assassinations of key figures all through heritage and round the world.


    • presents well timed content material approximately prior assassinations that might permit scholars to higher comprehend ancient and modern social unrest

    • Introduces new details and theories on old situations of assassination that during a few situations have the funds for novel interpretations of "what quite happened"

    • Establishes the hyperlinks among well-known or infamous social hobbies and political assassinations, underscoring how somebody or a small staff may be stimulated to devote an act of violence through the weather in their society

    • comprises greater than 20 fundamental resource files that offer bills of assassinations in global historical past in addition to quite a few sidebars that increase the studying adventure with fascinating discussions of people, teams, events, or occasions on the topic of vital assassinations

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  • Download E-books The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication PDF

    By Wolfgang Donsbach

    This concise quantity offers key suggestions and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing top scholarship right into a functional and beneficial unmarried volume.

    • Based at the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise variation provides key recommendations and the main correct headwords of conversation technological know-how in an A-Z structure in an updated manner
    • Jointly released with the foreign conversation organization (ICA), the major educational organization of the self-discipline within the world
    • Represents the simplest and latest overseas learn during this dynamic and interdisciplinary field
    • Contributions come from 1000's of authors who characterize excellence of their respective fields
    • An reasonable quantity on hand in print or online
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