The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-2

By Sahotra Sarkar, Jessica Pfeifer

The first in-depth reference within the box that mixes medical wisdom with philosophical inquiry, The Philosophy of technological know-how: An Encyclopedia is a two-volume set that brings jointly a global staff of best students to supply over one hundred thirty entries at the crucial ideas within the philosophy of science.

The parts lined include:
<UL> * biology
* chemistry
* epistemology and metaphysics
* physics
* psychology and mind
* the social sciences
* key figures within the mixed stories of technological know-how and philosophy.
The essays symbolize the main updated philosophical considering on undying clinical themes reminiscent of: determinism, rationalization, legislation of nature, belief, individuality, time, and economics in addition to well timed themes like edition, conservation biology, quantum common sense, awareness, evolutionary psychology, and online game conception.

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The Encyclopedia Of International Organized Crime (Facts on File Crime Library)

Guaranteed to entertain and tell. "The Encyclopedia of foreign geared up Crime" is the 1st accomplished connection with geared up crime within the worldwide period and the world's so much infamous crime syndicates. even if their enterprise is counterfeiting, prostituting, playing, smuggling, extorting, or thieving, this booklet covers all of the significant felony teams, their origins, their practices, and their position within the international underworld in additional than 450 entries. uncovered listed below are Asian gangs equivalent to the Yakuza, the Triads, and the Tong; the Jamaican Posse of the Caribbean; the drug cartels of South the United States; the Russian Mafia; and different strong international felony leaders. not just is every one of those teams an important legal strength in its domestic territory, yet many have additionally infiltrated the yankee underworld. This attention-grabbing examine the world's so much energetic foreign criminals will offer hours of informative studying for an individual drawn to criminology and arranged crime.

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Arts and Humanities through the Eras: The Age of the Baroque and Enlightenment (1600-1800)

By Philip Soergel

Profiling milestones and routine within the arts, literature, song and faith from a particular interval, each one quantity during this set is helping scholars and researchers comprehend a number of the disciplines of the arts when it comes to one another, in addition to to heritage and tradition. an summary of the interval and a chronology of significant global occasions commence every one quantity. 9 chapters persist with overlaying the key branches of the arts: structure and layout, dance, type, literature, tune, philosophy, faith, theater and visible arts. Chapters commence with a chronology of significant occasions in the self-discipline through articles masking the pursuits, colleges of idea and masterworks that represent the self-discipline in the course of the period and biographical profiles of pioneers, masters and different widespread figures within the box. Chapters additionally contain major basic files from the interval, together with quotations, excerpts from artists approximately their paintings and/or commentaries/criticism released through the interval, and a listing of normal references for extra info.

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Encyclopedia of American Race Riots [2 volumes]: Greenwood Milestones in African American History

2008 Ida B. Wells and Cheikh Anta Diop Award for notable Scholarship in Africana Studies

2007 Choice remarkable educational name

Race riots are the main obtrusive and modern monitors of the racial strife working via America's heritage. commonly city, commonly open air the South, and regularly white-instigated, the quantity and violence of race riots elevated as blacks migrated out of the agricultural South and into the North and West's industrialized towns in the course of the early a part of the twentieth-century. notwithstanding white / black violence has been the most typical kind of racial violence, riots concerning Asians and Hispanics also are incorporated and examined.

Race riots are the main obtrusive and modern screens of the racial strife working via America's heritage. ordinarily city, as a rule outdoor the South, and normally white-instigated, the quantity and violence of race riots elevated as blacks migrated out of the agricultural South and into the North and West's industrialized towns throughout the early a part of the twentieth-century. whereas so much riots have happened in the previous century, the encyclopedia reaches again to colonial background, giving the encyclopedia an remarkable old intensity. although white on black violence has been the commonest type of racial violence, riots regarding different racial and ethnic teams, reminiscent of Asians and Hispanics, also are incorporated and tested. geared up A-Z, themes contain: infamous riots just like the Tulsa Riots of 1921, the l. a. Riots of 1965 and 1992; the African-American community's preparedness and responses to this odious kind of mass violence; federal responses to rioting; an exam of the underlying motives of rioting; the reactions of well known figures equivalent to H. Rap Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr to rioting; and lots more and plenty more.

Many of the entries describe and study specific riots and violent racial incidents, together with the subsequent: Belleville, Illinois, rebel of 1903 Harlem, ny, revolt of 1943 Howard seashore Incident, 1986 Jackson kingdom collage Incident, 1970 la, California, insurrection of 1992 Memphis, Tennessee, rebel of 1866 crimson summer time Race Riots of 1919 Southwest Missouri Riots 1894-1906 Texas Southern collage revolt of 1967 Entries masking the sufferers and rivals of race violence, comprise the subsequent: Black squaddies, Lynching of Black girls, Lynching of Diallo, Amadou Hawkins, Yusef King, Rodney Randolph, A. Philip Roosevelt, Eleanor until, Emmett, Lynching of Turner, Mary, Lynching of Wells-Barnett, Ida B. Many entries additionally conceal laws that has addressed racial violence and inequality, in addition to teams and firms that experience both fought or promoted racial violence, together with the subsequent: Anti-Lynching League Civil Rights Act of 1957 fiscal chance Act of 1964 Ku Klux Klan nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP) state of Islam Vigilante corporations White League different entries concentrate on correct ideas, developments, issues, and courses. in addition to virtually three hundred cross-referenced entries, such a lot of which finish with lists of extra readings, the encyclopedia additionally bargains a timeline of racial violence within the usa, an intensive bibliography of print and digital assets, a variety of vital fundamental records, a variety of illustrations, and an in depth topic index.

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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

By Christian Rätsch

The main complete consultant to the botany, background, distribution, and cultivation of all identified psychoactive plants

• Examines 414 psychoactive vegetation and comparable substances

• Explores how utilizing psychoactive vegetation in a culturally sanctioned context can produce vital insights into the character of reality

• Contains 797 colour photos and 645 black-and-white illustrations

In the traditions of each tradition, crops were hugely valued for his or her nourishing, therapeutic, and transformative homes. the main strong plants--those identified to move the human brain into different dimensions of consciousness--have normally been considered as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian R䴳ch information the botany, historical past, distribution, cultivation, and education and dosage of greater than four hundred psychoactive crops. He discusses their ritual and medicinal utilization, cultural artifacts made of those vegetation, and artworks that both signify or were encouraged by way of them. the writer starts off with 168 of the main recognized psychoactives--such as hashish, datura, and papaver--then offers 133 lesser recognized elements in addition to extra vegetation often called “legal highs,” crops identified in simple terms from mythological contexts and literature, and plant items that come with elements equivalent to ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The textual content is lavishly illustrated with 797 colour photographs--many of that are from the author’s wide fieldwork round the world--showing the folks, ceremonies, and artwork regarding the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.

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Encyclopedia of the World's Nations and Cultures, Volumes 1-4

By George Thomas Kurian

This encyclopedia, edited by means of Kurian, a prolific packager of ordinary reference works from CQ Press, evidence On dossier, and different reference publishers, is promoted via the writer as "an wide overhaul" of Encyclopedia of the World's international locations, released in 2002.

Instead of the nearby association present in Worldmark Encyclopedia of the international locations (p.104), association is alphabetical by way of kingdom. There are 3 new entries (for East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, and Marshall Islands), bringing the entire variety of international locations to 193. every one access starts off with a "Basic truth Sheet" (head of kingdom, capital, sector, faith, nationwide vacations, etc) and a wide black-and-white political map. in contrast to with many of the competing international survey resources of this sort, the maps listed here are uncluttered and extremely effortless at the eyes. the most physique of every uniformly prepared access contains greater than 20 basically classified subsections. those comprise either the standard, equivalent to "Geographical Features," "Political Parties," "Foreign Policy," and "Economy," plus new sections on culture-related themes similar to "Folklore and Mythology," "Etiquette," "Family Life," and "Personal Appearance." info carried over from the former version has been up to date, even if an mistakes famous in our assessment of that variation in regards to the independence date for Qatar continues to be here.

The determination to spend a number of hundred cash for a resource like this has to incorporate attention of many of the unfastened Web-based possible choices. Even a superficial Google seek by way of identify of nation will hyperlink scholars to sites similar to the CIA's international Factbook [] and the kingdom Department's history Notes[].

In addition, the web websites are up-to-date very usually, a characteristic evidently most unlikely with a print resource. The trade-off in want of conserving at the shelf a minimum of one good-quality, print nation survey is reliability of entry. Assuming the booklet isn't misshelved, infested by means of insects, or vandalized, it truly is regularly able to go.

Any library wishing to supply on-demand entry to this kind of info, particularly for college students, is definitely suggested to think about Encyclopedia of the World's countries and Cultures.The fee for those 4 properly sure, well-designed, elementary volumes isn't really unreasonable. artwork A. Lichtenstein
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Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, Volumes 1-10 (2nd Edition)

By Alan Townshend, Colin F. Poole, Paul J. Worsfold

As with the 1st version of the Encyclopedia of Analytical technological know-how, this moment variation is designed to supply a close and entire ebook overlaying all features of the technological know-how and perform of study. the hot paintings has been broadly revised when it comes to the titles and content material of the 1st version, and comprises complete insurance of thoughts used for the selection of particular parts, compounds and teams of compounds, in actual or organic matrices. It addresses purposes of chemical research in all components, starting from such subject matters as drugs to environmental technological know-how, and geology to nutrition technology. very important characterisation recommendations, similar to microscopy and floor research also are integrated.

The whole paintings involves round 610 articles, every one inclusive of approximately 4000 phrases, figures and precis tables. those articles are mixed to shape better entries supplying accomplished insurance of significant themes and supporting the reader in finding fabric of curiosity. The entries are prepared in an A to Z structure offering a last book of approximately and a part million phrases in ten volumes. The articles are established to permit easy accessibility to info on particular analytes, instrumental concepts and pattern matrices. there's large cross-referencing through the Encyclopedia and an in depth index.

Also to be had on-line through ScienceDirect - that includes vast searching, looking out, and inner cross-referencing among articles within the paintings, plus dynamic linking to magazine articles and summary databases, making navigation versatile and straightforward. for additional information, pricing techniques and availability stopover at

- accomplished in coverage
- Meticulously organised
- essentially written

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The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated Edition

By Michael Gray

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is likely one of the such a lot wide-ranging, proficient, exciting, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written approximately well known tune. it is the fruits of over thirty years of committed learn and scholarship through Michael grey.

Inside those pages, you will discover a global of rules, proof, and critiques. it is a global during which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt appears out on the Byrds; within which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and within which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand facet via facet whereas J.R.R. Tolkien trails the mammoth. such a lot of all, after all, it is a international within which every person and every little thing interconnects, in forever interesting methods, with one in all our best dwelling artists: Bob Dylan.

"Michael Gray... most likely Dylan's unmarried so much assiduous critic." - New York evaluate of Books

"Fans of Bob Dylan have a large number of selections by way of biographies and retrospectives, yet writer Michael grey outdistances all of them with this voluminous selection of all issues Dylan. ... Insightful and
entertaining, Gray's tome will increase appreciation of the artist, his impacts and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"...has all you must be aware of, and extra" -Richard Corliss, Time

"This is not any mere catalog of evidence, yet a piece of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, variety, and asks to be learn, not only consulted." -Village Voice

"Deeply impressive...destined to be an important Dylan publication, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily

"Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Amazingly well-researched and strangely readable work." -Library Journal (starred review)

"Door-stopping detail." -Toronto Star

"Magnificent...won't simply astonish readers with its element approximately Dylan's work...contains such a lot of insights and refutes such a lot of myths concerning the rock 'n' roll period in most cases that it truly is helpful as either a reference advisor and a character study." -Nashville urban Paper

"Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate

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The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

By Bruce F. Murphy

Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of homicide and secret is a complete consultant to the style of the homicide secret that catalogues hundreds of thousands of things in a huge variety of different types: authors, titles, plots, characters, guns, tools of killing, motion picture and theatrical diversifications. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others within the box is its serious stance.

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Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (Concise Encyclopedias of Language and Linguistics)

By Sarah Ogilvie

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference source comprehensively describing the key languages and language households of the area.

It will offer complete descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s significant languages, giving insights into their constitution, background and improvement, sounds, that means, constitution, and language family members, thereby either highlighting their range for comparative research, and contextualizing them in keeping with their genetic relationships and neighborhood distribution.

Based at the hugely acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this quantity will offer an edited number of nearly four hundred articles all through which a consultant subset of the world's significant languages are spread out and defined in up to date terminology and authoritative interpretation, by way of the prime students in linguistics.

In highlighting the range of the world’s languages ― from the thriving to the endangered and extinct ― this paintings may be the first element of name to any language specialist attracted to this large zone. No different unmarried quantity will fit the level of language insurance or the authority of the individuals of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

* striking breadth of insurance: a complete number of slightly below four hundred articles protecting the world's significant languages, language households, and category constructions, concerns and disputes
* Peerless caliber: according to two decades of educational improvement on variations of the prime reference source in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
* particular authorship: 350 of the world's major specialists introduced jointly for one purpose
* remarkable editorial choice, overview and validation strategy: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article caliber and coverage
* Compact and cheap: one-volume layout makes this appropriate for private research at any establishment drawn to areal, descriptive, or comparative language learn - and at a fragment of the price of the complete encyclopedia

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