By William L. O'Neill
Global struggle II used to be the bloodiest and farthest-reaching army clash in human historical past, which led to the annihilation of a few 60 million humans. This authoritative and thorough quantity summarizes the fundamental information about the battle in vivid, obtainable entries. It features:
* short biographical pix of remarkable army and political leaders, from Bradley to Zhukov
* informative analyses of important battles and political occasions, from blitzkrieg to Yalta
* info on army corporations, military, military, and air strength devices, and theaters of war
* descriptions of person weapon periods, from flame throwers to U-boats
* insightful articles on war-related concerns, corresponding to domestic entrance and financing the war
* profiles of the major partaking countries
* clarification of war-specific phrases, resembling unconditional give up and civil defense
* entries on lesser identified topics--including Navajo code breakers and Afrika corps
* additional examining lists following every one entry
* a listing of museums and old websites, together with online information
* an entire chronology of vital dates
* Cross-references following each one entry
whereas focusing totally on the yank struggle attempt, the writer has included huge fabric concerning the different significant individuals within the conflictnotably the Soviet Union, Germany, Japan, nice Britain, France, Italy, and China. O'Neill doesn't hesitate to take on arguable issues--from the atomic bomb to the inability of an American heavy tank. Over 220 pictures and maps, and a close index make World battle II: A scholar Companion a very good introductory source for college kids and readers attracted to sleek heritage.
This quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and highbrow terrain of fantasy, manners, and ancient reminiscence within the American South. comparing how a unique southern identification has been created, recreated, and played via thoughts that blur the road among truth and fiction, this quantity paints a large, multihued photograph of the sector noticeable in the course of the lenses of trust and cultural perform.
The ninety five entries the following signify a considerable revision and growth of the fabric on ancient reminiscence and manners within the unique version. They deal with such issues as myths and stories surrounding the previous South and the Civil warfare; stereotypes and traditions regarding the physique, sexuality, gender, and relations (such as debutante balls and sweetness pageants); associations and areas linked to historic reminiscence (such as cemeteries, monuments, and museums); and particular matters and items of myths, together with the accomplice flag and Graceland. jointly, they provide a compelling portrait of the "southern lifestyle" because it has been imagined, lived, and contested.
By David F. Burg
A global historical past of Tax Rebellions is an exhaustive reference resource for over 4,300 years of riots, rebellions, protests, and warfare prompted by way of abusive taxation and tax accumulating platforms all over the world. all the chronologically prepared entries specializes in a selected historic occasion, studying its roots, and socio-economic context.
By James D. Savage
Because the Nineteen Fifties, the government has depended on the peer evaluation procedure for investment educational technology. Peer evaluation, despite the fact that, is below assault for being a biased approach that is helping wealthy study universities get richer. As a treatment for those biases, collage presidents and individuals of Congress have became to the earmarking of technological know-how tasks and amenities within the federal price range. investment technological know-how in the US explores either the professionals and the cons of the educational earmarking factor and explains why this factor has brought on a rift in the nation's technology group.
With approximately six hundred new entries and 1,000 updates, the second one variation of this authoritative source displays the far-reaching adjustments the center East has passed through lately, making the paintings extra suitable and extra helpful than ever prior to. The set covers the trendy heritage of the center East and North Africa, with significant sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the area Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian clash and the United countries involvement within the sector. every one nation within the area is reviewed, detailing its inhabitants, economic system and govt. With 3,000 nonpartisan articles written through experts in anthropology, historical past, political technology, faith and social sciences, this four-volume set is an fundamental device.
By James W. Robinson, George M. Frame II
Crucial to investigate in molecular biology, medication, geology, nutrition technological know-how, fabrics technology, and plenty of different fields, analytical instrumentation is utilized by many scientists and engineers who're now not chemists. Undergraduate Instrumental research, 7th Edition offers clients of analytical instrumentation with an knowing of those tools, masking all significant fields of contemporary instrumentation. Following the culture of past variants, this article is designed for educating undergraduates and people with out analytical chemistry historical past how modern analytical instrumentation works, in addition to its makes use of and limitations.
Each bankruptcy presents a dialogue of the basic rules underlying the recommendations, descriptions of the instrumentation, and diverse functions. The chapters additionally include up-to-date bibliographies and difficulties, and such a lot have advised experiments applicable to the ideas. This thoroughly revised and up to date version covers topics in additional aspect, corresponding to a totally revised x-ray bankruptcy, elevated assurance of electroanalytical options, and growth of chromatography and mass spectrometry issues to mirror the predominance of those tools in laboratories. This comprises cutting-edge pattern creation and mass analyzers, and the most recent advancements in UPLC and hyphenated suggestions. The ebook additionally comprises new pix and addresses numerous new topics:
- Ion mobility spectrometry
- Time area NMR (relaxometry)
- Electron spin resonance spectroscopy (ESR, EPR)
- Forensic technology and bioanalytical applications
- Microcalorimetry and optical thermal instruments
- Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
This textual content uniquely combines instrumental research with natural spectral interpretation (IR, NMR, and MS). It presents specified assurance of sampling, pattern dealing with, pattern garage, and pattern coaching. moreover, the authors have integrated many software brands’ web pages, which comprise large assets.
By Michael C. MacCracken
Quantity one among this Encyclopedia offers with the actual and chemical dimensions of the Earth process, together with for instance the ambience, the oceans, the cryosphere, and people points of the land floor really appropriate to interactions with different parts of the Earth system.
It makes a speciality of the main dynamic points of the method, at the components and tactics that produce switch, and at the courses and person scientists such a lot keen on measuring and realizing change.
the amount starts with a gaggle of prolonged evaluation essays, via shorter articles on a variety of facets of the heritage, present kingdom, and attainable destiny states of the Earth approach, together with the interactions one of the parts of this system.
professional contributions characteristic on:
* historic tendencies in quite a few environmental signs, either some time past century and lengthening again via geological time
* What now we have discovered, and the instruments used to achieve wisdom concerning the functioning of this advanced procedure, from box courses to version simulations
* results of human intervention on weather switch and stratospheric ozone depletion
* info of geared up foreign staring at, information administration, and study courses within the Earth sciences
* short biographies of a variety of major scientists
This quantity represents a uniquely beneficial resource of centred, well timed, and authoritative details when it comes to the problems of world environmental swap. it's been developed extensive sufficient in scope to light up each nook of the appropriate geophysical sciences, whereas ultimate concise and conveniently usable by means of the non-specialist.
For greater than forty years, the overseas Petroleum Encyclopedia (IPE) has been the popular study device for 1000s of strength leaders for annual making plans, stories, prospecting, initiatives, advertising efforts, and extra. The 2010 IPE keeps this practice of delivering decision-makers with important info by way of compiling world wide petroleum and effort info into one quantity. contained in the 2010 overseas Petroleum Encyclopedia, you can find colourful atlas maps, large kingdom stories, entire data and surveys, real chronologies, and insightful, particular articles that spotlight the year's significant occasions and their implications for the future.
The 2010 IPE comprises new sections on Kenya, Uruguay, Paraguay, the Bahamas, Mongolia, and Timor Leste. furthermore, it presents up to date info on:
* China's competitive international look for oil and fuel resources
* Brazil's new plans for improvement of its presalt oil resources
* the outlet of numerous significant oil fields in Iraq to improvement via outdoors companies
* development on proposals to construct an Alaska typical gasoline pipeline
* improvement of world oil shale resources
* gasoline shale improvement in Canada
* the significance of creation from marginal oil and fuel wells within the Gulf of Mexico
* The prestige of significant pipeline initiatives in Canada
* The outlook for wider use of carbon dioxide for EOR within the United States
* Australia's LNG undefined, together with use of coalbed methane to provide LNG/
* know-how recommendations for catch of carbon dioxide from fossil-fueled energy plants
* the result and implications of the UN worldwide weather switch convention in Copenhagen in December 2009.
You'll locate all that contained in the 2010 IPE, plus a thought-provoking visitor essay by means of Lane E. Sloan, discussing the demanding situations dealing with America's twenty-first century oil and gasoline crew.
This huge reference on all aspects of scientific trials presents accomplished insurance and emphasis on basically acknowledged and outlined strategies, methodologies, and purposes. With greater than 450entries, from 350 of the world's major specialists within the box in educational and company settings, Encyclopedia of medical Trials is a world-class and unique compendia of uncomplicated thoughts, methodologies, and functions in medical trials. It comprises insurance of: evaluation and easy statistical options; ideas of layout and research of medical trials; and methodologies and concerns for medical info research.
Hello, why is that funny-looking monkey on television placing the wrong way up? Is that fuzzy, obese man within the again backyard a woodchuck or a groundhog? you can now locate solutions to those and hundreds of thousands extra questions and curiosities correct at your fingertips! that includes 2,500 species and filled with gorgeous colour photos, impressive animal proof, maps, and extra, the hot National Geographic childrens Animal Encyclopedia is the main accomplished out there at the present time, impressive and pleasing readers, whereas supplying them with authoritative information regarding the animal state. teenagers like to examine animals and this e-book showcases greater than 1,000 beautiful colour photos as purely nationwide Geographic--the chief in natural world photography--can. Thematic spreads take readers via animal houses and habitats, senses and verbal exchange, lifestyles cycle and infants, stream and migration, defenses, camouflage, and edition, and endangered animals and conservation. specified positive aspects in each one part comprise ANIMAL PROFILES spreads that attention in-depth on a specific animal and ANIMAL files spreads that spotlight superlatives resembling quickest, tallest, smallest, and so on. specific FROM-THE-FIELD experiences, that concentrate on nationwide Geographic explorers and their tales concerning the animals they research, can in basic terms be present in this animal encyclopedia, including to its leisure and academic value.
Animals are geared up through taxonomy inside every one part (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates), observed by way of universal and clinical identify, truth containers (featuring lifespan, habitat, and dimension) and textual content describing vitamin, exact beneficial properties, and the other pertinent details. Symbols representing conservation and habitat prestige spotlight a high-interest subject for children, whereas color-coding on every one part offers for ease of navigation. Backmatter will comprise an inventory of animal species besides simple info together with identify (scientific and common), lifespan, vitamin, measurement, and habitat. A complete word list, index, and "find out extra" part around out this must-have resource.
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