By Harold Pashler
It's not easy to conceive of a subject of extra wide and private curiosity than the research of the brain. as well as its conventional research by means of the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the brain has additionally been a spotlight of analysis within the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, desktop technology, molecular biology, schooling, and literature. In some of these ways, there's a nearly common fascination with how the brain works and the way it impacts our lives and our habit. stories of the brain and mind have crossed many intriguing thresholds lately, and the research of brain now represents a completely cross-disciplinary attempt. Researchers from quite a lot of disciplines search solutions to such questions as: what's brain? How does it function? what's consciousness?
This encyclopedia brings jointly students from the complete variety of mind-related educational disciplines from around the arts and arts, social sciences, existence sciences, and machine technology and engineering to discover the multidimensional nature of the human mind.
By Carl Waldman, Alan Wexler, Jon Cunningham
A two-volume connection with the heritage of human exploration over land, throughout and lower than seas, and into area. quantity I: The Explorers is a who used to be who of worldwide explorers, whereas quantity II: locations, applied sciences, and Cultural developments covers different major elements of the historical past of exploration.
By James Wyatt Cook
Offering a wealth of knowledge, this A-to-Z encyclopedia is a accomplished one-volume connection with the literary works, writers, and ideas of the Renaissance. Spanning the years from nearly 1500 to 1660 CE, this consultant examines the historical past and improvement of literature because it flourished worldwide in this interval. masking not just eu literature but additionally the folk and works of China, India, Japan, the Islamic global, and the Jewish diaspora, in addition to written and oral literature of the recent global, Africa, and Oceania, Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature is perfect for someone attracted to the literature of the Renaissance. Cultures and languages coated contain English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, chinese language, Indian, Islamic, conquest and New international literature, and extra. Literary and historic phrases also are integrated.
By DK Publishing
Discover every little thing you ever desired to learn about whatever with this primary reference for younger readers and writers
An inspiring and accomplished choice of the easiest within the DK First Reference sequence, all accumulated jointly in a single exceptional quantity. From prehistoric existence to area shuttle, micro organism to the human mind aid your baby detect all in regards to the global we are living in.
They'll notice how existence on the earth begun, how the human physique works, how humans lived in historical Egypt, why a few dinosaurs have been so large, what makes machines paintings, the nations of the area and masses, a lot more.
Full of amazing pictures, bite-sized evidence and quiz questions young children will love getting their enamel into, there's plenty to determine and discover. excellent for homework or simply for enjoyable. move forward; enable your baby discover extra approximately everything!
By Tracy Irons-Georges
This set provides an impressively huge variety of data on greater than three hundred clinical and old issues relating to the sector of aviation. realization is given to all different types and kinds of civil and armed forces airplane, ideas of aerodynamics, and mechanical and technical features of flying. along with traditional themes one may go together with a source dedicated to flight and aviation, a few unforeseen entries, certain to pique the reader, contain Animal flight, luggage dealing with and rules, Bermuda Triangle, Paper airplanes, "Vomit Comet," Whirly-Girls, and Wing-walking. appropriate biographies of pioneers in aviation and profiles of significant airways are integrated. details is present via September 2001.
Alphabetically prepared entries--varying in size from numerous paragraphs to a number of pages--begin with a quick definition of the subject and its value to aviation, with dates provided whilst appropriate. All entries are signed and followed by means of annotated bibliographies and cross-references. every one quantity has a listing of subject matters present in that specific quantity and set indexes, one alphabetical and person who teams entries through type. quantity three features a plethora of supplemental info, together with a bibliography; an inventory of sites; directories of North American flight faculties, education facilities, and museums; and lists of foreign airports, schedule carriers, and plane kinds. time traces checklist occasions in aviation background and air failures from 1785 to 2001.
This entire reference resource will be a worthy addition to public and educational libraries. excessive faculties may well reflect on it, looking on their curricular wishes and budgetary restraints.
By Alexander Mikaberidze
The 400-plus entries in "Atrocities, Massacres, and battle Crimes: An Encyclopedia" supply available and concise details at the tough topic of abject human violence devoted on all continents. The entries during this two-volume paintings describe atrocities, massacres, and struggle crimes devoted within the twentieth century, thereby documenting how people have many times confirmed their strength to devote bad acts of inhumanity even in quite fresh instances and in the sleek period. The encyclopedia covers nations, treaties, and phrases; profiles people who have been officially indicted for battle crimes in addition to those that have devoted mass atrocities and long gone unpunished; and addresses human rights violations, crimes opposed to humanity, and crimes opposed to peace.
Designated a Reference Reviews most sensible Ten Print Reference resource 2005
The Encyclopedia of Women's Health meets this problem by way of bringing jointly a magnificent array of specialists on subject matters from reproductive matters to gastrointestinal health problems. This skilfully edited quantity, knowledgeable by way of present overall healthiness concerns and health-care realities, bargains readers functional details, historic elements, and destiny instructions, all meticulously researched and with ease provided.
Key positive aspects comprise:
-Accessible A-to-Z insurance, together with AIDS, contraception, hormone substitute remedy, youngster being pregnant, sexual harassment, violence, physique photograph, entry to future health care and extra.
-Entries spanning the clinical, mental, sociocultural, religious, and felony arenas.
-Medical subject matters explored from either traditional and complementary views.
-Cross-cultural information illustrate concerns as they follow to minority ladies, rural girls, the aged, and different underserved populations.
-Special chapters on disparities in women's future health and future health care.
-Historical assessment of girls in wellbeing and fitness - as sufferers and as execs.
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By Jiaju Zhou, Guirong Xie, Xinjian Yan
This set of six volumes presents a scientific and standardized description of 23,033 chemical elements remoted from 6,926 medicinal vegetation, accumulated from 5,535 books/articles released in chinese language and foreign journals. A chemical constitution with stereo-chemistry bonds is equipped for every chemical part, as well as traditional info, similar to chinese language and English names, actual and chemical homes. It incorporates a identify record of medicinal crops from which the chemical part used to be remoted. in addition, considerable pharmacological info for almost 8,000 chemical elements are offered, together with experimental procedure, experimental animal, mobile kind, quantitative info, in addition to regulate compound information. The seven indexes let for whole cross-indexing. Regardless even if one searches for the molecular formulation of a compound, the pharmacological task of a compound, or the English identify of a plant, the knowledge within the publication will be retrieved in a number of ways.