Wiley Encyclopedia of machine technological know-how and Engineering, 5-volume set, comprises over 450 A to Z articles addressing the newest advances and findings in laptop technology and engineering, as well as very important subject matters of curiosity to laptop scientists and engineers, together with criteria, digital trade, monetary engineering, and computing device schooling. every one article is written through a professional in his or her specific area of expertise and is peer-reviewed by way of different specialists to make sure that it's transparent and particular. References and site of comparable curiosity accompany each article.
The Piano: An Encyclopedia was once chosen in its first version as a decision remarkable ebook and continues to be a desirable and extraordinary reference paintings. The software has been on the heart of tune historical past with even composers of huge symphonic paintings saying that they don't write something with out sketching it out first on a piano; its boundaries and expressive capability have performed a lot to form the contours of the western musical idiom. in the scope of this undemanding advisor is every thing from the acoustics and development of the piano to the heritage of the corporations that experience equipped them.
By Leslie Alan Horvitz
Encyclopedia of conflict Crimes and Genocide, Revised version examines the modern heritage of crimes opposed to humanity, in the course of either wartime and peacetime. With greater than 500 entries, this two-volume A-to-Z encyclopedia covers quite a lot of correct issues, together with human rights, battle criminals, struggle crimes, examples of genocide, foreign companies and overseas legislation relating conflict crimes, and masses extra. This revised variation additionally contains up-to-date info on fresh human rights and conflict crime trials. It contains a basic assets part with records which are important to realizing this topic.
By Shane Johnson
Shane Johnson, bestselling writer of Mr. Scott's consultant to the firm, takes the reader on an ingenious, fictional trip into the famous person Trek universe. in accordance with the famous person Trek adventures (including famous person Trek: the following new release and megastar Trek: The lively Series), this publication makes use of countless numbers of megastar charts and line drawings in addition to a wealthy textual content to stipulate the heritage of the worlds visited through the starship Enterprise.
The Worlds of the Federation additionally investigates the unaligned and antagonistic alien races of megastar Trek, from the fierce warriors of the Klingon Empire to the enigmatic, omnipotent Organians. And as a distinct bonus, we've incorporated a astounding, full-color insert of big name Trek's so much unique alien lifeforms that includes work by means of famous technological know-how fiction illustrator Don Ivan Punchatz.
Covering all elements of shipping phenomena at the nano- and micro-scale, this encyclopedia beneficial properties over 750 entries in 3 alphabetically-arranged volumes together with the main up to date study, insights, and utilized options throughout all components. assurance comprises electric double-layers, optofluidics, DNC lab-on-a-chip, nanosensors, and more.
The Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is the 1st authoritative consultant to synthesize the dynamic box of multicultural psychology. This quantity contains entries on a large array of matters and covers the breadth of psychology seen in the course of the lens of the racial and ethnic minority event. The Encyclopedia addresses tradition throughout a vast spectrum of mental views and comprises themes which are suitable to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and medical psychology.
By George Thomas Kurian
This encyclopedia, edited through Kurian, a prolific packager of ordinary reference works from CQ Press, evidence On dossier, and different reference publishers, is promoted through the writer as "an vast overhaul" of Encyclopedia of the World's countries, released in 2002.
Instead of the neighborhood association present in Worldmark Encyclopedia of the countries (p.104), association is alphabetical by way of nation. There are 3 new entries (for East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia, and Marshall Islands), bringing the entire variety of nations to 193. every one access starts with a "Basic truth Sheet" (head of nation, capital, sector, faith, nationwide vacation trips, and so on) and a wide black-and-white political map. in contrast to with many of the competing global survey resources of this sort, the maps listed below are uncluttered and extremely effortless at the eyes. the most physique of every uniformly prepared access contains greater than 20 in actual fact categorized subsections. those contain either the standard, resembling "Geographical Features," "Political Parties," "Foreign Policy," and "Economy," plus new sections on culture-related subject matters similar to "Folklore and Mythology," "Etiquette," "Family Life," and "Personal Appearance." info carried over from the former version has been up-to-date, even if an errors famous in our overview of that version in regards to the independence date for Qatar continues to be here.
The determination to spend numerous hundred cash for a resource like this has to incorporate attention of many of the loose Web-based possible choices. Even a superficial Google seek by way of identify of kingdom will hyperlink scholars to sites resembling the CIA's global Factbook [https://cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/bx.html] and the kingdom Department's history Notes[http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/].
In addition, the web websites are up-to-date very often, a function evidently very unlikely with a print resource. The trade-off in prefer of holding at the shelf no less than one good-quality, print kingdom survey is reliability of entry. Assuming the booklet isn't misshelved, infested by means of insects, or vandalized, it's continuously able to go.
Any library wishing to supply on-demand entry to this sort of details, particularly for college students, is easily instructed to think about Encyclopedia of the World's international locations and Cultures.The fee for those 4 well certain, well-designed, common volumes isn't unreasonable. artwork A. Lichtenstein
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By Chris Strodder
With greater than 800 Clematis species and cultivated forms from which to settle on, gardeners and growers were inundated with thoughts. much more complex for a few has been the absence of a unmarried entire reference with which to spot the various cultivars. This new quantity, written by way of exotic clematis specialists and subsidized by means of the authority of the British Clematis Society, is the 1st photo encyclopedia at the genus to surround the garden-worthy species and hybrids. This long-awaited ebook is separated into sections: the 1st is dedicated to the care and cultivation of clematis, whereas the second one offers an A--Z listing of greater than 550 vegetation, from the acclaimed large-flowered varieties to the less-familiar shrubby, subshrubby, and herbaceous kinds which are commencing to be to be had. utilizing daily language, the authors offer plant descriptions that come with info on synonyms, starting place, plant behavior and top, plant life, pruning staff, flowering interval, cultural specifications, instructed makes use of within the backyard, and hardiness zones. The textual content is followed via greater than 650 fantastic colour photographs, making this encyclopedia an necessary reference and advisor.
This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" ebook, 4 years within the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the 1st edition's entries to 30,000, masking geographical gains, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, travel operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, vegetation, goods of normal curiosity and masses extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. info for geographical positive aspects is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and outdated, and isn't restricted to English-language resources. wide cross-referencing simplifies the continent's frequently bewildering nomenclature--geographical gains' names, for instance, might fluctuate greatly from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are additional complex by way of having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced.
First variation Award: A Library magazine top Reference