Ancient Mesopotamia (Greenhaven Encyclopedia) by Don Nardo

By Don Nardo

Mesopotamia, the "land among the rivers," was once the positioning of the world's first actual towns, empires, large-scale engineering tasks, and written literature. The background, tradition, and contributions of the pivotal civilizations that inhabited the realm are provided in vibrant element during this quantity, consisting of the increase and fall of Sumeria, Babylonia, Assyria, and Persia. (20030501)

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World War II: A Student Companion (Oxford Student Companions by William L. O'Neill

By William L. O'Neill

International warfare II used to be the bloodiest and farthest-reaching army clash in human historical past, which ended in the annihilation of a few 60 million humans. This authoritative and thorough quantity summarizes the fundamental information about the warfare in bright, obtainable entries. It beneficial properties: * short biographical images of outstanding army and political leaders, from Bradley to Zhukov * informative analyses of vital battles and political occasions, from blitzkrieg to Yalta* info on army businesses, military, military, and air strength devices, and theaters of conflict * descriptions of person weapon sessions, from flame throwers to U-boats * insightful articles on war-related matters, similar to domestic entrance and financing the warfare * profiles of the major engaging international locations * clarification of war-specific phrases, resembling unconditional quit and civil safeguard * entries on lesser recognized topics--including Navajo code breakers and Afrika corps * additional analyzing lists following each one access * a listing of museums and old websites, together with online info * an entire chronology of vital dates * Cross-references following every one access whereas focusing totally on the yank warfare attempt, the writer has included broad fabric in regards to the different significant contributors within the conflictnotably the Soviet Union, Germany, Japan, nice Britain, France, Italy, and China. O'Neill doesn't hesitate to take on debatable issues--from the atomic bomb to the inability of an American heavy tank. Over 220 photos and maps, and an in depth index make global battle II: A pupil better half a great introductory source for college students and readers drawn to glossy historical past.

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Encyclopedia of American Religious History by Edward L Queen II, Stephen R Prothero, Gardiner H Shattuck

By Edward L Queen II, Stephen R Prothero, Gardiner H Shattuck Jr., Fairfax M Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity Martin E Marty

This encyclopedia outlines the philosophers, personalities, social matters, and cultural histories of non secular practices all through American historical past.

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Vigilant Memory: Emmanuel Levinas, the Holocaust, and the by R. Clifton Spargo

By R. Clifton Spargo

Vigilant Memory specializes in the actual position of Emmanuel Levinas's proposal in reasserting the moral parameters for poststructuralist feedback within the aftermath of the Holocaust. greater than easily situating Levinas's ethics in the greater context of his philosophy, R. Clifton Spargo deals a brand new rationalization of its value when it comes to history.

In serious readings of the boundaries and likewise the heretofore untapped chances of Levinasian ethics, Spargo explores the impression of the Holocaust on Levinas's numerous figures of injustice whereas analyzing where of mourning, the undesirable moral sense, the sufferer, and the stranger/neighbor as they seem in Levinas's paintings. finally, Spargo levels past Levinas's particular philosophical or implicit political positions to calculate the required functionality of the "memory of injustice" in our cultural and political discourses at the features of a simply society.

In this unique and magisterial examine, Spargo makes use of Levinas's paintings to method our knowing of the affliction and demise of others, and in doing so reintroduces a necessary moral aspect to the interpreting of literature, tradition, and daily life.

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The A-Z Encyclopedia of Food Controversies and the Law by Elizabeth M. Williams

By Elizabeth M. Williams

This two-volume set is a extensive compendium of the legislation, regulations, and felony affects that have an effect on the foodstuff on our plates today.

• Alphabetically prepared entries describe themes concerning the intersection of legislation and nutrients

• An appendix bargains examples of laws, complaints, laws, and overseas treaties regarding food

• A timeline indicates the advance of the legislations of meals within the United States

• A bibliography lists extra fabrics for reference

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Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, (3 Vols Set) by Glenn D. Considine, Peter H. Kulik

By Glenn D. Considine, Peter H. Kulik

First released in 1938, this computing device technology encyclopedia has been released in volumes starting with the 6th variation. it really is edited by way of Douglas Considine and Glenn Considine. special of their respective fields of engineering and data administration, also they are the editors of a number of different famous technical reference books (e.g., Van Nostrand Reinhold Encyclopedia of Chemistry). nearly 250 scientists, engineers, and educators from 8 diverse nations contributed to this re-creation. Van Nostrands covers the six normal parts of earth and house sciences, lifestyles sciences, power and environmental technological know-how, fabrics technology, physics and chemistry, and arithmetic and data sciences. the place acceptable, entries have an opting for tag (e.g., Bond [Chemical]). The size of entries varies from one sentence (Aeolian Tones) to eleven pages (Climate). in basic terms the longer entries are signed through their authors and feature appended analyzing lists. The entries seem to be present. for instance, Jupiter mentions the Ulysses satellite tv for pc flyby of the planet in 1992, and thirteen new readings were extra to its bibliography. Telescope has been elevated from eight to twelve pages, has numerous new illustrations, and its bibliography is two times as lengthy. This access mentions the 1993 corrections to the Hubble area Telescope. equally, the assurance less than tv has been accelerated to incorporate a dialogue of high-definition tv, with point out of advancements as contemporary as 1994. This paintings doesn't include any biographies. details on symbols and mathematical conversions is located lower than devices and criteria. This encyclopedia has a great heritage of revision. A comparability with the former version indicates that approximately two hundred new pages were further to the textual content. There are nearly 7,300 entries, a rise of a number of hundred. in the course of the textual content are many competently put black-and-white photos, line drawings, tables, charts, and diagrams. some time past this paintings has been criticized for the standard of its illustrations. There are a number of situations during this re-creation of makes an attempt to enhance the distinction and measurement of images. The index now seems on the finish of every quantity so the volumes can be utilized independently. A sampling made up our minds that there are nearly 12,600 index entries and greater than 5,300 cross-references within the textual content. This twin approach of cross-references and indexing is simply enough.

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The dream encyclopedia by James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

By James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Exploring the interesting global of desires, this entire reference examines greater than 250 dreamrelated themes, from paintings to background to technology, together with how elements equivalent to selfhealing, ESP, literature, faith, intercourse, cognition and reminiscence, and health conditions can all impact goals. Dream symbolism and interpretation is tested in ancient, cultural, and mental element, whereas a dictionary—updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations—offers additional insights. Dreaming approximately tooth, for example, can point out keep an eye on matters, and dreaming of a zoo can point out that the dreamer must tidy up a few state of affairs. interpreting those ideas and extra, this can be the final word dreamer's significant other.

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Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life by Dorling Kindersley

By Dorling Kindersley

The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric existence is simply that: a spectacularly illustrated, finished consultant to the prehistoric international, and the vegetation and animals that lived there. With in-depth discussions of early Earth's eras of hospitable (and inhospitable) climates, stipulations, and the lifestyles types that flourished and floundered.

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