The Britannica Guide to Matter by Erik Gregersen

By Erik Gregersen

The research of topic is the examine of all fabric issues, in addition to their skill to rework from one nation to a different. All topic assumes one of the simple statessolid, liquid, gasoline, and plasma being the commonest. lower than various stipulations, every one country should be altered to shape new ingredients or undertake new features. This insightful ebook covers a number of the constructions and parts of other kinds of subject, whereas reading the actual and chemical houses that let for permutation and alter.

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Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, by Loren L. Coleman, Jerome Clark

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 means of a rise in sightings, and out of those legends a brand new technological know-how has been born: cryptozoology -- the examine of hidden animals.
Cryptozoology A to Z, the 1st encyclopedia of its variety, includes approximately 2 hundred entries, together with cryptids (the identify given to those strange beasts), new animal unearths, and the explorers and scientists who look for them. Loren Coleman, one of many world's top cryptozoologists, groups up with Jerome Clark, editor and writer of a number of encyclopedias, to supply those definitive descriptions and plenty of never-before-published drawings and pictures from eyewitnesses' particular debts. filled with insights into the tools of those scientists, intriguing stories of discovery, and the background and evolution of this box, Cryptozoology A to Z is the main entire reference ever of the most recent zoological technological know-how.

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Encyclopedia of thermal packaging. : Volume 4, by Bao Yang; Peng Wang; World Scientific (Firm)

By Bao Yang; Peng Wang; World Scientific (Firm)

The 1st set of the Encyclopedia, Thermal Packaging concepts, makes a speciality of the expertise ''building blocks'' used to gather a whole thermal administration process and supply particular descriptions of the underlying phenomena, modeling equations, and correlations, in addition to counsel for reaching the optimum designs of person ''building blocks'' and their insertion within the total thermal answer. particular volumes Read more...

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An Encyclopedia of Quotations About Music by Nat Shapiro (auth.), Nat Shapiro (eds.)

By Nat Shapiro (auth.), Nat Shapiro (eds.)

Writing approximately music-about what it truly is and what it means-is reminiscent of describing the act of affection. one way or the other, the aid of the adventure to an unblushingly particular exposition of the way, the place, whilst, and why who does what to whom, from prelude to resolu­ tion, loses every little thing within the translation. the opposite severe, the only in which the author, in desperation, lodges to metaphor (with or with out advantage of meter and rhyme), mainly ends up in im­ agery that's banal, vulgar, inane, vague, pretentious, and commonly insufferably romantic. to accomplish sturdy and exact writing approximately tune is as infrequent an accomplishment as specialist wine-tasting, lion-taming, diamond-cut­ ting, truffie-finding and (if one simply occurs to be an unconverted Mohican courageous) deer-tracking. basically the intuitive, the natural, the sensual, and the intrepid want follow. specialist musicians usually proof a hard and fast tendency both to rudely forget about in any other case to actively despise these folks who bravely try and comprehend, outline, and describe their paintings. To many composers and instrumentalists, these outsiders (nonmusicians) who've the temerity to debate something extra summary than the electronic dexterity of a fiddler, the actual vainness of a conductor, or the salary scales for time beyond regulation recording classes are judged useful basically of contempt or-at the most-patronizing tolerance. "Music ability itself," insists one of many individuals to the gathering that follows, and lots of practitioners of the paintings of organ­ ized sound would favor to go away it at that.

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Movie History: A Survey (2nd Edition) by Douglas Gomery, Clara Pafort-Overduin

By Douglas Gomery, Clara Pafort-Overduin

Protecting every thing from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, top geared up, and such a lot elementary movie historical past textbook out there. It masterfully distills the main developments and pursuits of movie historical past, in order that the topic might be taught in a single semester. and every bankruptcy incorporates a compelling case examine that highlights a tremendous second in motion picture heritage and, while, subtly introduces a methodological process. This e-book is a excitement to learn and to educate. Peter Decherney, college of Pennsylvania, USA

In addition to supplying a finished review of the improvement of movie world wide, the ebook offers us examples of ways to do movie background, together with organizing the main points and discussing their implications.Hugh McCarney, Western Connecticut kingdom collage, USA

Douglas Gomery and Clara Pafort-Overduin have created a great textbook with a magnificent breadth of content material, overlaying over a hundred years within the evolution of cinema. motion picture heritage: A Survey is a fascinating ebook that might present readers with a modern viewpoint of the historical past of movies and supply an excellent origin for the examine of movie. Matthew Hanson, jap Michigan college, USA

How do we comprehend the heritage of film?

Historical evidence don’t solution the elemental questions of movie background. historical past, as this interesting ebook indicates, is greater than the easy accumulation of movie titles, evidence and figures. it is a survey of over a hundred years of cinema background, from its beginnings in 1895, to its present country within the twenty-first century.

An available, introductory textual content, motion picture historical past: A Survey appears at not just the main motion pictures, filmmakers, and cinema associations during the years, but additionally extends to the construction, distribution, exhibition, expertise and reception of movies. The textbook is split chronologically into 4 sections, utilizing the timeline of technological changes:

Section One appears to be like on the period of silent video clips from 1895 to 1927; part begins with the arriving of sound and covers 1928 until eventually 1950; part 3 runs from 1951 to 1975 and offers with the arriving and improvement of tv; and part 4 makes a speciality of the arrival of domestic video and the transition to electronic, from 1975 to 2010.

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Cambridge Street-Names: Their Origins and Associations by Ronald Gray, Derek Stubbings, Virén Sahai

By Ronald Gray, Derek Stubbings, Virén Sahai

This ebook attracts at the nice wealth of institutions of highway names in Cambridge. it isn't a dictionary, however it presents a chain of entries on such issues because the Reformation, George IV and his spouse, twentieth-century British scientists, businessmen, Elizabethan occasions, medieval Cambridge, mayors, millers, and developers. It comprises hermits and coal retailers, box marshals and laundresses, martyrs and bombers, unscrupulous politicians and the founding father of a Christian group, Cromwell and Newton, an Anglo-Saxon queen and the discoverer of Uranus--all those who lived in or frequently visited Cambridge.

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Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (Two Volume Set) by Dr. Claire M. Renzetti, Dr. Jeff Edleson

By Dr. Claire M. Renzetti, Dr. Jeff Edleson

"From assisted suicide and batter girls to human trafficking and intercourse offenders, this advisor offers an exceptional review of the country study on interpersonal violence. This set is very prompt for tutorial libraries."-John R. M. LawrenceInterpersonal violence is habit that deliberately threatens, makes an attempt, or really inflicts damage on one other. This violence invades either the private and non-private spheres of our lives; repeatedly in unforeseen and scary methods. Interpersonal violence is an issue that folks may well event at any element through the existence span-even sooner than beginning. Interpersonal violence is skilled not just in the course of the lifestyles direction but in addition as a world challenge within the type of warfare, genocide, terrorism, and rape of ladies as a weapon of war.

The Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence presents exact, research-supported info to explain serious concerns and teach the general public approximately diverse varieties of interpersonal violence, their prevalence and incidence, theoretical reasons, public coverage projects, and prevention and intervention ideas. those volumes include greater than 500 obtainable, jargon-fee entries written via specialists and supply cross-references to similar entries, in addition to recommended readings for additional information.

Key gains

  • Defines key thoughts and explains theoretical ideas basically and succinctly
  • Provides details on present information units, nearby and nationwide firms focusing on a number of dimensions of interpersonal violence, and appropriate net sites
  • Serves as a short reference advisor to definitions, statistics, theories, rules, and prevention and intervention programs
  • Discusses challenge with interpersonal violence as an issue around the existence span and throughout cultures
  • Addresses careers within the many fields of interpersonal violence

Key issues

  • Children and Youth
  • Civil and felony criminal Systems
  • Interpersonal Violence-General
  • Intervention and Prevention Programs
  • Legislation
  • Organizations and Agencies
  • Racial/Ethnic and Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Research tools and knowledge assortment Instruments
  • Sexual Violence and Abuse
  • Syndromes, problems, and different psychological well-being Issues
  • Theories and Theoretical Perspectives
  • Violence among Intimates/Family Violence

The Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence is designed for participants of most people who're attracted to studying extra approximately quite a few facets of the matter of interpersonal violence, making it vital source for tutorial and public libraries. 

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Encyclopedia of Multimedia

The Encyclopedia of Multimedia offers simply obtainable insurance of the $64000 techniques, matters and expertise traits within the box of multimedia applied sciences, platforms, thoughts, and purposes. it's a accomplished number of greater than 250 entries from 1000s of best researchers and global experts.

With over a thousand heavily-illustrated pages, the Encyclopedia of Multimedia offers concise overviews of all facets of software program, structures, internet instruments and that permit video, audio and constructing media to be shared and introduced electronically.

The Editor-in-Chief, Borko Furht, in collaboration with a piece of writing Board, surveyed and divided the sector of multimedia into particular subject matters that jointly surround the rules, applied sciences, purposes, and rising components at the back of net applied sciences, instant details move, and audio-visual formatting and garage. Borko Furht can be the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the foreign magazine, Multimedia instruments and functions.

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Europe Since 1914, Volume 4: Encyclopedia of the Age War & by Jay Winter, John M. Merriman

By Jay Winter, John M. Merriman

The tumultuous contemporary century of Europe's background is traced during this five-volume set, which alternatives up the tale started in its significant other set, Europe 1789-1914.

Profiling the age of battle and reconstruction, Europe due to the fact 1914 information ecu historical past from the Bolshevik Revolution to the ecu Union, linking it to the historical past of the remainder of the area. Many changes within the eu tale are coated during this simply available selection of approximately 675 illustrations and 920 articles: Europe sundered via battle and genocide, Europe reconfigured after global warfare II and the chilly struggle, and Europe creating a new position for itself at the global level. Written through approximately 500 top specialists from universities worldwide, the set successfully covers a vast scope, encompassing the period's clinical and financial, social and cultural, political and army advancements. clients will locate in it the key evidence in regards to the interval, transparent factors of the most traces of scholarly interpretation and tips via scholarly controversies. Sidebars upload curiosity and rationalization, a chronology and thematic define supply concise context that builds significant connections, and article particular bibliographies provide information for extra analyzing. each one quantity additionally comprises an 8-page colour insert and a accomplished index that enables easy accessibility to focus on information.

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This is quantity four of five, overlaying Nagy, Imre to Switzerland.

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