• The Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (Facts on File Library of Health & Living)

    By Anthony D Mosley

    Every year approximately part one million american citizens are clinically determined with Parkinson's ailment, with approximately 1.2 million humans within the usa and Canada at present struggling with it. This name offers greater than 650 entries explaining the complicated matters and issues relating to Parkinson's, together with etiology, surgical procedures, learn, and clinical phrases.

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  • Encyclopedia of RF and Microwave Engineering, Volume I

    RF and Microwave Engineering is without doubt one of the quickest development parts of the earlier decade and may most likely stay a really lively quarter of study and alertness in a wide number of fields. The six quantity set of Encyclopedia of RF and Microwave Engineering illustrates how this box has been the foremost to permitting expertise liable for the exceptional progress of instant communications. This set additionally examines how RF and microwave engineering maintains to have nice impact because the expertise at the back of such vital functions as radar, distant sensing, handheld remote control, sensors, navigation, surveillance, digital conflict, radiometers, plasma learn, and imaging.

    AAP Awards for Excellence in specialist and Scholarly Publishing, 2006

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  • The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia

    Ezra Pound ceaselessly replaced the process poetry. the writer of an enormous physique of literature, his huge, immense variety of references and use of a number of languages make him probably the most imprecise authors and―because of his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity―one of the main debatable. This encyclopedia is a concise but complete consultant to his existence and writings. integrated are greater than 250 alphabetically prepared entries on such themes as Arabic heritage, chinese language translation, dance, Hilda Doolittle, Egyptian literature, Robert Frost, and Pound's courses. The entries are written through approximately a hundred specialist individuals and cite works for extra reading.

    Ezra Pound perpetually replaced the process poetry. His monstrous physique of poetry and demanding works make him one of many twentieth century's such a lot prolific writers, and his effect has formed later poets, nice and small. His huge, immense variety of references, planned obscurity, and use of a number of languages make him the most tough authors and― due to his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity―one of the main arguable figures in American literary heritage. This encyclopedia is a concise but entire advisor to his existence and writings.

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  • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, Volumes 1-4

    By Anne Marie Hacht

    The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of global Literature permits scholars to examine an author's paintings within the context of the author's lifestyles and instances. this set covers international authors from many classes and genres, construction a huge figuring out of a number of the contexts during which literature might be seen, from the biographical to the literary and historic. Works should be considered in the course of the lens of the historical past, traditions and stories of the author's own lifestyles and the ideals, occasions and existence in their surrounding international. The approximately 500 entries additionally determine the numerous literary units and worldwide subject matters which outline a writer's kind and position the writer within the better literary culture as chronicled and evaluated by means of critics through the years. as well as 500 pictures the set comprises severe considering and job activates, additional enhnacing the student's personal own reaction to worldwide literature.

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  • The Cactus Family

    By Edward F. Anderson

    Basically now, initially of the recent millennium, is there an up to date, finished research of the cactus kinfolk. This long-awaited, huge paintings covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic demeanour, addressing one hundred twenty five genera and 1810 species. the main accomplished unmarried source at the topic to be had at the present time, it contains greater than one thousand colour photos as well as different illustrations. The creation to every genus concentrates at the discovery of the cacti, and the advancements in our realizing of them, a lot of which end result from particularly contemporary research. As said within the foreword, "Cacti have a unique fascination all their very own. Miniature spiny dwarf cacti lower than an inch in diameter are hidden within the arid areas of North and South the USA; the majestic columns of the enormous saguaro, Carnegiea gigantea, dominate the deserts of Arizona. but a lot of these cacti, given time, supply the magnificent paradox of impressive flora, their delicacy a extraordinary distinction to the robust spines that maintain the viewer at a deferential distance." This awesome range is totally defined and illustrated during this authoritative encyclopedia, that's either scientifically actual and readable. it is usually a bankruptcy by means of Roger Brown at the cultivation of cacti, making the publication much more important to growers and hobbyists, in addition to to taxonomists, ethnobotanists, and conservationists---indeed, somebody attracted to succulent crops.

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  • Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology

    The Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is the 1st authoritative consultant to synthesize the dynamic box of multicultural psychology. This quantity comprises entries on a vast array of concerns and covers the breadth of psychology considered during the lens of the racial and ethnic minority adventure. The Encyclopedia addresses tradition throughout a large spectrum of mental views and contains subject matters which are correct to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and medical psychology.

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  • Africa (Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 1)

    Explores key subject matters in African track that experience emerged in fresh years-a topic often ignored in country-by-country coverage
    emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike experiences that supply static interpretations remoted from different acting traditions
    presents the clean insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of numerous nationwide origins-African, Asian, ecu, and American

    Charts the circulate and impact of tune. The Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that the move of individuals and concepts around the continent, together with:
    cross-regional musical impacts all through Africa * Islam and its impact on African track * unfold of guitar tune * Kru mariners of Liberia * Latin American affects on African song * musical interchanges in neighborhood contexts * crossovers among renowned and conventional practices. Audio CD incorporated. additionally comprises 9 maps and ninety six tune examples.

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  • Encyclopedia of Political Communication

    The Encyclopedia of Political communique discusses the main theoretical techniques to the sphere, together with direct and restricted results theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and different previous and current conceptualizations. With approximately six hundred entries, this source will pay massive awareness to special political messages corresponding to political speeches, televised political advertisements, political posters and print ads, televised political debates, and websites. The audiences for political communications also are crucial, necessitating focus on citizen reactions to political messages, how most people and citizens in democratic platforms reply to political messages, and the consequences of all kinds of media and message forms.

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  • Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, Four-Volume Set

    A mix of huge disciplinary assurance and medical excellence, the Encyclopedia of wooded area Sciences may be an quintessential addition to the library of an individual attracted to forests, forestry and woodland sciences. filled with invaluable insights from specialists worldwide, this outstanding set not just summarizes contemporary advances in wooded area technology innovations, but additionally completely covers the elemental details very important to accomplished knowing of the $64000 parts of forestry.

    The Encyclopedia of wooded area Sciences additionally covers proper biology and ecology, sorts of forestry (e.g. tropical forestry and dryland forestry), clinical names of timber and shrubs, and the utilized, monetary, and social facets of woodland administration. useful key beneficial properties additional improve the application of this Encyclopedia as an excellent reference tool.

    Also to be had on-line through ScienceDirect – that includes large shopping, looking, 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 recommendations and availability stopover at www.info.sciencedirect.com.

    * Edited and written by means of a individual crew of editors and contributors
    * Well-organized encyclopedic structure offers concise, readable entries, effortless searches, and thorough cross-references
    * Illustrative tables, figures, and pictures in each access, produced in complete color
    * finished thesaurus defines new and critical terms
    * entire, updated insurance of over 60 parts of woodland sciences -- certain to be of curiosity to scientists, scholars, and execs alike!
    * Editor-in-Chief is the earlier president of the foreign Union of Forestry learn organisations, the oldest foreign collaborative forestry examine association with over 15,000 scientists from a hundred international locations

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