By William L. Barney
The Civil battle used to be the main devastating occasion in U.S. historical past, within which over part one million american citizens paid for his or her ideals with their lives. The heroic battles, harrowing marches, and armed forces genius of generals on either side nonetheless encourage books, video clips, and the imaginations of Civil conflict buffs. much less seen are the commercial, political, social, and cultural repercussions of the conflict, which proceed to steer American existence. Reconstruction and the top of slavery introduced deep-seated difficulties to the reunited kingdom. This single-volume encyclopedia contains 245 entries on all aspects of the conflicted period. It good points articles on: * Battles and campaigns (Gettysburg, Shiloh, Sherman's March to the ocean) * tradition (music, images, faith) * monetary affairs (cost of the struggle, gold, Richmond Bread insurrection) * international affairs (France, nice Britain, Laird rams) * future health and welfare (disease, drugs, prisons) * Ideologies (federalism, free-labor ideology) * Legislative landmarks (14th modification, Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Wade-Davis invoice) * army phrases, process, and weaponry (cavalry, rifles, strategies) * Minorities (black suffrage, emancipation, local american citizens) * Political occasions and firms (Constitutional Union occasion, election of 1860, fire-eaters) * in demand members (Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman) * Social reform (abolitionism, women's rights move) * ladies (nurses, ladies within the battle, person ladies) greater than two hundred black-and-white illustrations, together with over a dozen maps, supplement the entries. a listing of chosen Civil struggle museums and ancient websites, feedback for additional studying, urged web content, and a chronology of the battle around out this crucial source.
By John C. Lindon
The Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry presents authoritative and accomplished assurance of the entire subject of spectroscopy, from thought to purposes. brief articles, each one overlaying one element of spectroscopy, give you the specialist spectroscopist operating in academia or with the fundamental evidence and heritage on components of spectroscopy peripheral to their very own. an inventory of additional examining on the finish of every article directs the reader to the extent of element required for pro reasons. Articles are prepared alphabetically, each one having been named to facilitate logical entry by way of the reader. each one article is flagged as to which sector of spectroscopy it covers ("Mass Spectroscopy," "Magnetic Resonance," etc.) and even if it covers concept, tools and instrumentation, or functions. clients can consult with an alphabetical article directory, or to an inventory prepared in line with topic zone to find articles. additional studying lists on the finish of every article permit easy accessibility to the first literature. broad cross-referencing, an entire topic index, quite a few figures, and colour plates are integrated in every one quantity.
Initial entry to the web model supplying broad hypertext linking and complex seek instruments is on the market to purchasers of the print version. Ongoing entry is maintained for a minimal annual fee.
- Contains approximately three hundred articles overlaying the entire region of spectroscopy and similar areas
- Provides the fundamental proof and heritage for every topic
- Includes interpreting lists in each one article to assist the reader entry extra distinct information
- Allows easy accessibility to required info via alphabetical listings, large cross-referencing to similar articles, and a close topic index in every one volume
- Includes a variety of figures and tables that illustrate the text
- Contains colour plate sections in each one volume
- Includes preliminary entry to the web model with broad hypertext linking and complex seek instruments Ongoing entry is maintained for a minimal annual fee
By James D. Savage
Because the Fifties, the government has trusted the peer evaluate method for investment educational technology. Peer assessment, notwithstanding, is lower than assault for being a biased method that is helping wealthy study universities get richer. As a treatment for those biases, college presidents and participants of Congress have became to the earmarking of technology initiatives and amenities within the federal funds. investment technological know-how in the USA explores either the professionals and the cons of the educational earmarking factor and explains why this factor has triggered a rift in the nation's technology neighborhood.
By Immanuel Ness
This definitive 8-volume reference is a entire print source protecting the heritage of protest and revolution during the last 500 years – in the course of the glossy period of mass routine. for additional information see www.revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com.Definitive reference paintings at the position of well known organization in remodeling the area during which we liveFirst historic encyclopedia to supply students and academics and scholars with the knowledge they should comprehend the position and value and foundation of protest and revolution from 1500 to the present8-volume significant reference in A-Z structure, with entries starting from 500 to 14,000 wordsProvides transparent, concise reasons of occasions and bigger social activities, and biographies of key peoplePresents significant uprisings and protest pursuits, and the tips, ideologies and activists that propelled them, chronicles the style within which they spread out, strains their roots, pursuits, strategies, and impression, and evaluates their successes and failuresInternationally different editorial board and contributorsIncludes over one hundred fifty pictures, figures, and mapsAn on-line electronic version can also be on hand (ISBN 978-1-4051-9807-3). as well as the beneficial properties of the print model, the web model provides:Regular revisions and new entries – up to date as soon as a yearLinks to complete assortment via Blackwell Reference onlineLinks to different assets to be had at the webPowerful looking, searching, and cross-referencing features, together with Open URL linking
By Jane A. Malonis
You, your folks, and company companions will desire details on a range of commercial matters. while in desire, visit the Encyclopedia of industrial. foreign in scope, with a pretty North American concentration, this 2-vol. set is choked with lots of information regarding the enterprise international.
By J. Gordon Melton
This huge, four-volume reference overviews major occasions and advancements in non secular background over the process greater than 5 millennia.
• offers fascinating sidebars to entries on such issues as monotheism and the matter of evil, the development of the Egyptian pyramids, Mesoamerican mythology, the legacy of Charlemagne, the lives of varied spiritual thinkers and leaders, the Hundred Years' struggle, the indigenous religions of South Africa, the second one nice Awakening, Potala Palace in Tibet, and lots of others
• deals a sweeping chronological presentation of religion and faith over 5 millennia that allows readers to work out the connections among historic occasions and the evolution of varied trust systems
• contains an in depth number of photographs that is helping readers visualize some of the themes mentioned within the text
By Laurie J. Fundukian
The Gale Encyclopedia of other medication is amedical reference product designed to notify andeducate readers a couple of big choice of complementarytherapies and natural treatments and coverings forprevalent stipulations and ailments. Gale believes theproduct to be finished, yet no longer inevitably definitive.It is meant to complement, now not exchange, consultationwith a doctor or different healthcare practitioner.While Gale has made gigantic efforts to provideinformation that's actual, finished, and upto-date, Gale makes no representations or warrantiesof any variety, together with with no predicament, warranties ofmerchantability or health for a selected objective, nordoes it warrantly the accuracy, comprehensiveness, ortimeliness of the data contained during this product.Readers can be acutely aware that the universe of complementarymedical wisdom is consistently transforming into andchanging, and that variations of clinical opinion existamong gurus. also they are prompt to hunt professionaldiagnosis and remedy for any scientific condition,and to debate info got from thisbook with their healthcare supplier.
By Jan M. Smits
‘The Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative legislations seems to be set to develop into an critical resource for the ever expanding physique of legal professionals wanting actual details at the constitution and dealing of international platforms in addition to on issues of a important legislations. Edited through Professor Jan Smits of Maastricht college the Encyclopedia is the paintings of a very powerful overseas staff of famous experts. Comprising articles at the nature, technique and concentration of comparative legislations, at the criminal structures of specific jurisdictions and on issues of important legislations, the paintings can be a truly major contribution to the literature. it sort of feels most likely that the contributions at the "comparative situation" specifically fields of major legislations may be a particularly precious point of the paintings. there'll be 37 such articles from "accident repayment" to "unjustified enrichment" with "mistake", "personality rights", "product legal responsibility" and "transfer of portable estate" just a pattern of what the paintings will supply. Casting over this record one is back struck via the wealth of confirmed services introduced jointly within the Encyclopedia. i've got no doubt that i will converse for the global group of comparative attorneys in asserting that the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative legislations is eagerly awaited.’ – David L. Carey Miller, collage of Aberdeen, united kingdom ‘Comparative legislation is relocating quickly from a protracted infancy to teenage adulthood, and Jan Smits offers the fundamental tonic. during this extraordinary paintings he has collected jointly top students, each one his/her personal box. a few entries, articles particularly, care for the legislation of 1 kingdom, or with one topic, or with comparisons among societies. every one bankruptcy is written with nice authority. I consider some of the arguments and disagree with others. this can be the character of fit youth. the quantity is a brilliant strengthen of comparative legislations scholarship. i'm immensely thankful to Professor Smits.’ – Alan Watson, college of Georgia, US ‘The checklist of members is really striking, not just for its size (69 authors) and its geographic and jurisdictional range (22 jurisdictions), but in addition for its excessive quality. The record contains probably the most complete comparatists of our time, in addition to a number of the emerging stars of the recent new release. Their mixed event and energy may still gift even the main hard of readers.’ – Symeon C. Symeonides, Willamette collage collage of legislations, US the 1st of its sort, this complete Encyclopedia on comparative legislation takes inventory of present-day comparative legislations scholarship. Written by means of specialists of their respective fields, the contributions during this available booklet disguise and mix not just questions concerning the technique of comparative legislations, but additionally particular parts of legislations (such as administrative legislation and legal legislations) and particular themes (such as twist of fate reimbursement and consideration). additionally, the Encyclopedia comprises reviews on a specific set of nations criminal platforms and as a complete offers an summary of the present scenario. offering its readers with a different element of reference, in addition to stimulus for additional examine, this quantity is an vital instrument for somebody attracted to comparative legislation, specially scholars and students.
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Available on-line or as a five-volume print set, this can be the 1st entire, interdisciplinary, and foreign reference paintings on all facets of the social clinical research of well-being and illness.
- Represents the main authoritative source protecting innovations, theories, and sizeable subject matters in relation to the learn of future health in our globalized, 21st-century world
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