• Countries and Their Cultures

    By Melvin Ember

    Just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume international locations and Their Cultures is predicated at the choice of ethnographic details often called the Human family sector documents dependent at Yale college. not like global Cultures, that's equipped via tradition, the hot paintings is prepared through state. This work's energy is that readers who recognize little or no a couple of nation can speedy receive a great orientation to the most important matters, background, and social constitution of a state. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and skim like a move among a well-written encyclopedia article, a commute advisor, and a social technological know-how essay. they supply a great normal evaluation of a rustic with no significantly oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have an analogous constitution, with sections on geography, heritage, demography, languages, nutrients, financial system, etiquette, politics, kin, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural cohesion in addition to its cultural adaptations are defined within the sections on nationwide id, ethnic kin, and social stratification. every one access has a map with a nearby insert, black-and-white images, and a bibliography of contemporary scholarly books. instructed specifically for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of global Cultures.

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  • Encyclopedia of Health and Aging (Encyclopedia of Health & Aging)

    The Encyclopedia of healthiness and getting older presents state of the art examine and ready-to-use proof on healthiness and getting older. This one-volume source captures a few of the pleasure of the learn within the box by way of new findings in addition to conceptual advancements guiding learn, perform, and coverage. With greater than two hundred entries, it covers the organic, mental, social, and fiscal elements of health and wellbeing and getting older and affects in the health-care approach. This Encyclopedia also focuses seriously on geriatrics with admire to geriatric syndromes and customary ailments of getting older.

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  • Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food

    By Andrew F. Smith

    Eating junk nutrients and quickly meals is a smart all-American ardour. American young ones and grownups love their sweet bars, substantial Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and strong Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous well-being results from the large urge for food for those processed fats- and sugar-loaded meals are good publicized now. This used to be really dramatically evidenced by means of large dimension Me (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 30-day all-McDonald's vitamin within which his liver suffered a similar poisoning as though he were on a longer alcohol binge. via elevated globalization, American renowned foodstuff tradition is being more and more emulated somewhere else on the planet, equivalent to China, with the potential of related disastrous effects. This A-to-Z reference is the 1st to target the junk nutrients and quick foodstuff phenomena from a mess of angles as well as healthiness and nutrition issues. greater than 250 essay entries objectively discover the scope of the subjects to light up the yank means via items, firms and marketers, social heritage, pop culture, organisations, concerns, politics, commercialism and consumerism, and masses more.

    Interest in those themes is excessive. This informative and interesting paintings, with entries on present controversies equivalent to mad cow ailment and manufacturing unit farming, the nutrients pyramid, motion picture tie-ins, and advertising and marketing to young ones, should be hugely priceless for experiences, examine, and perusing. It takes readers behind the curtain, reading the importance of things like uniforms, education, packaging, and franchising. Readers of all ages also will benefit from the nostalgia issue, studying concerning the historical past of iconic drive-ins, the tale at the back of the mascots, proof approximately their favourite sweet bar, and collectables. every one access ends with instructed analyzing. along with an advent, a timeline, word list, bibliography, source consultant, and photographs increase the textual content. pattern entries: A&W Root Beer; advertisements; vehicles; Ben & Jerry's; Burger King; Carhops; heart for technology within the Public curiosity; Christmas; Cola Wars; Employment; reasonable nutrients; quick nutrients state; Hershey, Milton; Hollywood; harm; Krispy Kreme; Lobbying; Nabisco; weight problems; PepsiCo; Salt; Soda Fountain; teenager Hangouts; Vegetarianism; White fortress; Yum! manufacturers, Inc.

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  • The Poe Encyclopedia

    ?? top referred to as the writer of ingenious brief fiction, equivalent to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, and because the writer of hauntingly sonorous poems reminiscent of The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe used to be a number one practitioner of the yank Gothic and helped popularize the fast tale as a style. This reference paintings assembles in dictionary layout a whole and present physique of knowledge on Poe's existence and paintings. greater than 1900 entries disguise all levels of Poe's paintings and literary feedback, his family members relationships, his various travels and apartments, and the abundance of severe responses to his works. every one access presents bibliographical info, and the quantity concludes with an in depth directory of works for additional attention. ??

    Best recognized for his mysterious and ingenious brief fiction, resembling the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, in addition to hauntingly sonorous poems corresponding to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe has secured an enduring position within the American literary canon. He was once one of many first American authors to accept critical awareness in Europe, and his works popularized the Gothic, the fast tale, and detective fiction in the United States. Poe's works are often studied in colleges and faculties, yet he additionally keeps his attraction as considered one of America's such a lot difficult renowned authors. His works mirror his monstrous and infrequently arcane erudition, his probing insights into the workings of the brain, his theories of literature and aesthetics, and his curiosity in technological know-how and the supernatural.

    Through greater than 1900 alphabetically prepared entries, this reference publication offers whole and present insurance of Poe's lifestyles and paintings. a few entries deal with Poe's identified studying and his responses to literary contemporaries and foreign literary figures. Others touch upon the impression of assorted writers and literary traditions on Poe's mind's eye. nonetheless others deal with Poe's perspectives on topics starting from Shakespeare to mesmerism to phrenology. every one access is supplemented via a bibliographical be aware which supplies the foundation for the access and indicates assets for extra research. each one access for Poe's fiction and poetry incorporates a severe synopsis, and an intensive bibliography on the finish of the quantity lists crucial severe and biographical experiences of Poe.

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  • Encyclopedia of Gangs

    In gentle of l. a.' gang kingdom of emergency, ethnic and minority gangs are arguably extra excessive profile now than at the other time in our background. information media as a rule concentrate on the crime and violence linked to gangs, yet no longer a lot else. This encyclopedia seeks to light up the realm of gangs, together with gang formations, regimen gang actions, aberrations and present advancements. 100 essay entries with regards to gangs within the usa and world wide supply a diffuse evaluate of the group phenomenon. each one access defines and explains the time period, offers an historic review, and explains its value this present day. because the following entries reveal, gangs are a part of the material of yankee society. they don't seem to be simply in our groups but additionally our faculties and different social associations. knowing the realm of gangs is for this reason had to comprehend American society.

    Entries contain: Bikers, Bloods, Cholas, Crips, gang mythology, gang battle, graffiti, Hell's Angels, Hong Kong Triads, Latin Kings, legislations enforcement, occultic gangs, mafia, media, felony gangs, rites, Skinheads, Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act, tattoos, trafficking, Wanna-bes, West part Story, Witness safety courses, and adolescence gangs.

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  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, Volumes 1-5 (2nd Edition)

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and way of life (5 Volumes Set) second Edition

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and everyday life covers cultural teams in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. 5 volumes, prepared for fast reference through continent, hide historical past, politics, customs, faith, schooling, human rights matters, teenager lifestyles and masses extra for tradition teams corresponding to Kurds, Amish, Germans and greater than 500 others.

    Each - to six-page access is written and reviewed by way of topic specialists who've in-depth wisdom of a selected global tradition and the ability to translate their wisdom int phrases that scholars can comprehend. The Encyclopedia additionally provides scholars a visible studying adventure with greater than 250 pictures. And, a thesaurus of phrases deals quickly reference for tough or overseas terms.


    "The genuine energy of the sequence is the specificity with which each and every tradition is tested. A well-organized, easy-to-use learn tool." --School Library magazine, February 2010
    — Jennifer Prince

    "…emphasis the following leans towards the geographic, with a pointy concentrate on capitals, nationwide obstacles, and usual assets. A precious buy for giant public libraries."
    — Library magazine

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  • Encyclopedia of World War II (2 Vol Set) (Facts on File Library of World History)

    By Alan Axelrod

    Global warfare II, the most important and deadliest clash in human background, is commonly thought of the pivotal occasion of the fashionable age. From the increase of fascist Europe to the atomic bombings of Japan, Encyclopedia of worldwide battle II provides the whole tale of this nice clash in additional than seven hundred entries. overseas in scope, this two-volume A-to-Z reference covers the army, historic, political, diplomatic, and biographical points of the conflict.

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  • One Million Things: Human Body

    By Richard Walker

    The human physique is an difficult maze, a puzzle that also has now not been solved and One Million issues: Human Body units out to coach readers approximately human anatomy like no different ebook has prior to due to the hot advancements in scientific expertise.

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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 foremost 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 kinfolk, thereby either highlighting their range for comparative learn, and contextualizing them in keeping with their genetic relationships and local distribution.

    Based at the hugely acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this quantity will supply 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 means of the top students in linguistics.

    In highlighting the variety 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 sector. No different unmarried quantity will fit the level of language insurance or the authority of the members of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

    * impressive breadth of assurance: a finished number of just below four hundred articles protecting the world's significant languages, language households, and category constructions, matters and disputes
    * Peerless caliber: in line with twenty years of educational improvement on variants of the major reference source in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
    * precise authorship: 350 of the world's prime specialists introduced jointly for one purpose
    * unprecedented editorial choice, evaluation 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 compatible for private learn at any establishment attracted to areal, descriptive, or comparative language examine - and at a fragment of the price of the complete encyclopedia

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