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By Suzanne J. Crawford O'Brien
This vast paintings is going past related surveys that spotlight purely on anthropology and heritage and explores the non secular practices, events, associations, key figures, ceremonial platforms, and non secular accoutrements indigenous to North the USA, from the precontact period to the current. Taking a deep and trained glance in particular on the non secular and non secular nature of local american citizens, the encyclopedia areas traditions inside their historic and theoretical context, interpreting their relevance inside local non secular existence and perform in addition to in the educational examine of religion.
Topics lined contain key rules and concerns, non secular and political leaders, basic ceremonies, mythic figures, and comparable cultural topics, corresponding to basketry, whaling, farming, and bison searching, that have non secular importance for local peoples. individuals contain famous students of yankee Indian non secular tradition, together with many that come from tribal traditions and will provide helpful insights and observations from their own experience.
By Jeff T. Hay
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By Robert H. Griffin, Ann H. Shurgin
By John C. Lindon
The Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry offers authoritative and complete assurance of the complete subject of spectroscopy, from thought to purposes. brief articles, every one masking one point of spectroscopy, give you the expert spectroscopist operating in academia or with the fundamental proof and history on parts of spectroscopy peripheral to their very own. a listing of extra analyzing on the finish of every article directs the reader to the extent of element required for pro reasons. Articles are prepared alphabetically, every one having been named to facilitate logical entry via the reader. every one article is flagged as to which sector of spectroscopy it covers ("Mass Spectroscopy," "Magnetic Resonance," etc.) and no matter if it covers conception, equipment and instrumentation, or purposes. clients can confer with an alphabetical article directory, or to a list prepared based on topic zone to find articles. extra examining lists on the finish of every article permit quick access to the first literature. vast cross-referencing, an entire topic index, various figures, and colour plates are integrated in every one quantity.
Initial entry to the web model providing wide hypertext linking and complex seek instruments is out there to purchasers of the print version. Ongoing entry is maintained for a minimal annual fee.
- Contains approximately three hundred articles overlaying the full zone of spectroscopy and comparable areas
- Provides the basic proof and historical past for every topic
- Includes analyzing lists in every one article to assist the reader entry extra distinct information
- Allows easy accessibility to required info via alphabetical listings, broad cross-referencing to comparable articles, and a close topic index in every one volume
- Includes quite a few figures and tables that illustrate the text
- Contains colour plate sections in each one volume
- Includes preliminary entry to the net model with huge hypertext linking and complicated seek instruments Ongoing entry is maintained for a minimal annual fee
By Peter Robinson
The Routledge Encyclopedia of moment Language Acquisition deals a trouble-free, authoritative survey of phrases and constructs which are vital to realizing learn in moment language acquisition (SLA) and its functions. The Encyclopedia is designed to be used as a reference software through scholars, researchers, lecturers and execs with an curiosity in SLA. The Encyclopedia has the subsequent features:
• 252 alphabetized entries written in an obtainable variety, together with move references to different similar entries within the Encyclopedia and proposals for additional reading
• between those, nine survey entries that hide the foundational components of SLA intimately: improvement in SLA, Discourse and Pragmatics in SLA, person modifications in SLA, advised SLA, Language and the Lexicon in SLA, Measuring and studying SLA, Psycholingustics of SLA, Social and Sociocultural techniques to SLA, Theoretical Constructs in SLA.
• the remainder of the entries disguise all of the significant subdisciplines, methodologies and ideas of SLA, from “Accommodation” to the “ZISA project.”
Written by means of a world group of experts, the Routledge Encyclopedia of moment Language Acquisition is a useful source for college students and researchers with an instructional curiosity in SLA.
By Meg Weston Smith
E A Milne was once one of many giants of twentieth century astrophysics and cosmology. His daring principles, underpinned by way of his Christianity, sparked controversy -- he believed time scales function within the universe.
suffering opposed to poverty, Milne received 5 scholarships to Cambridge, yet he by no means entire his measure. In global battle I he was once invited to enhance Horace Darwin's machine for anti-aircraft gunnery and after the Armistice his prowess in ballistics took him directly to a Fellowship at Trinity collage, Cambridge. via the age of thirty he was once a Manchester professor and a Fellow of the Royal Society. At Oxford he battled to enhance the university's angle in the direction of technology, and proven a world-centre of astrophysics. He suffered from Parkinsonism in his forties, the end result of his having had encephalitis lethargica as a tender guy. in spite of the fact that, buoyed by means of his Christian religion, he didn't slacken his speed. while he died, two times widowed, the writer -- Milne's daughter -- used to be undefined.
This publication is born out of interest. The author's target is to teach the human face of technology, how the process her father's existence was once formed by way of situation and through the impact of illustrious neighbors and co-workers comparable to Einstein, Eddington, G H Hardy, J B S Haldane, Hubble, F A Lindemann and Rutherford. opposed to all odds, Milne emerged as a systematic powerhouse -- and a rebellious one at that.
Readership: Astronomers, cosmologists, mathematicians, technology historians, audiences attracted to wartime scientists, the connection among technological know-how and faith, and encephalitis lethargica.
By James R. Lewis, Evelyn Dorothy Oliver
Exploring the attention-grabbing global of desires, this entire reference examines greater than 250 dreamrelated issues, from artwork to heritage to technological know-how, together with how components comparable to selfhealing, ESP, literature, faith, intercourse, cognition and reminiscence, and health conditions can all affect goals. Dream symbolism and interpretation is tested in ancient, cultural, and mental aspect, whereas a dictionary—updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations—offers additional insights. Dreaming approximately enamel, for example, can point out regulate matters, and dreaming of a zoo can point out that the dreamer must tidy up a few scenario. analyzing those options and extra, this is often the last word dreamer's significant other.
By William A. Darity
This 9-volume learn of social sciences is a successor to the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (ESS, 1930-1935) and the preliminary set of the overseas Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (IESS, 1968) -- groundbreaking MacMillan works that "established criteria for wisdom in social technological know-how learn and perform" (CHOICE, 2001). The solely new foreign Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences covers scholarship and fields that experience emerged and matured because the booklet of the unique foreign version. Like its predecessors, the set meets the desires of highschool and school scholars, researchers in and out academia, and lay readers in public libraries. the hot set highlights the increasing effect of economics in social technology learn and contours approximately 3,000 fullyyt new articles and significant biographies contributed by way of hundreds of thousands of students (including a number of Nobel prize winners) from worldwide on a wide range of world themes, together with: fulfillment trying out, censorship, character dimension, getting older, source of revenue distribution, international reduction (political and monetary aspects), foodstuff (world difficulties, intake patterns), cultural version, comparative health-care platforms, terrorism, political correctness, agricultural innovation, laws of morality, sexual violence and exploitation, white collar crime. the recent 2d version additionally beneficial properties biographical profiles of the most important individuals to the learn of the social sciences, previous and current.
By Bob McCann
The 1st paintings of its sort, this encyclopedia presents 360 short biographies of African American movie and tv actresses from the silent period to 2009. It contains entries on recognized and approximately forgotten actresses, working the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP picture Award winners to B-film and blaxpoitation period stars. every one access has an entire filmography of the actress's movie, television, song video or brief movie credit. The paintings additionally beneficial properties greater than one hundred seventy photos, a few of them infrequent photos from the Schomburg middle for examine in Black tradition.