By Bonnie Zimmerman
This addition to the hugely winning modern Cultures sequence covers the interval from interval 1953, with the dying of Stalin, to the current day. either ‘Russian’ and ‘Culture’ are outlined generally. ‘Russian’ refers back to the Soviet Union till 1991 and the Russian Federation after 1991. Given the range of the Federation in its ethnic composition and local features, questions of nationwide, nearby, and ethnic identification are given specific realization. there's additionally insurance of Russian-speaking immigrant groups. ‘Culture’ embraces all facets of tradition and way of life, excessive and well known, inventive and fabric: artwork, model, literature, track, cooking, shipping, politics and economics, movie, crime – all, and masses else, are coated, so that it will supply a whole photograph of the Russian lifestyle and adventure in the course of the remarkable alterations gone through because the heart of the 20 th century.
The Encyclopedia of up to date Russian Culture is an unbeatable source on contemporary and modern Russian tradition and background for college kids, lecturers and researchers around the disciplines. except educational libraries, the ebook may also be a precious acquisition for public libraries.
Entries comprise cross-references and the bigger ones hold brief bibliographies. there's a complete index.
By Cenap Çakmak
This expansive four-volume encyclopedia provides a large creation to Islam that permits studying concerning the basic function of Islam in international background and promotes larger admire for cultural diversity.
• includes concise, jargon-free entries written by way of specialists of their fields, delivering readers with actual viewpoints that reduce throughout the bias and controversies concerning so much Islamic concepts
• provides an authoritative advent of Islam to Western readers that addresses the topic from old, geographical, conceptual, and private views
• offers scholars with a present bibliography
• beneficial properties colour inserts with sixteen pages of compelling photos from Islam world wide in every one volume
By Francis J. Turner
we all, as Canadians, are touched all through our lives via a few point of social welfare, both as recipients, donors, or taxpayers. yet regardless of the significance of the social community in our state, there was no unmarried resource of data approximately this severe portion of our society. Even pros within the box of social paintings or social companies haven't had a finished quantity addressing the myriad positive factors of this severe societal constitution. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work fills this desire.
Over issues vital to Canadian social paintings are coated, written via a hugely assorted workforce of social employees masking all facets of the sphere and all parts of the rustic. Practitioners, coverage makers, teachers, social advocates, researchers, scholars, and directors current a wealthy assessment of the complexity and variety of social paintings and social welfare because it exists in Canada.
The important discovering from this undertaking underscores the long-held notion that there's a Canadian version of social paintings that's particular and stands as an invaluable version to different nations. The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work could be an enormous resource of knowledge, either to Canadians and to teams all over the world.
The Encyclopedia of Canadian Social Work comes in publication model by means of subscription or from college and faculty libraries in the course of the following proprietors: Canadian digital Library, Ebrary, MyiLibrary, and Netlibrary.
By Douglas Killam,Alicia L. Kerfoot
African literature is an enormous topic of growing to be output and curiosity. Written in particular for college kids, this ebook selectively surveys the subject in a transparent and available means. incorporated are approximately six hundred alphabetically prepared entries on writers, genres, and significant works. Many entries cite works for extra interpreting, and the quantity closes with a particular, normal bibliography.
Africa is a land of contrasts and of various cultures and traditions. it's also a land of clash and creativity. The literature of the continent attracts upon a desirable physique of oral traditions and lore and likewise displays the political turmoil of the fashionable global. With the elevated curiosity in cultural variety and the becoming centrality of Africa in global politics, African literature is figuring an increasing number of prominently within the curriculum. This e-book is helping scholars know about the African literary achievement.
Written expressly for college students, this publication is way extra obtainable than different reference works at the topic. incorporated are approximately six hundred alphabetically prepared entries on authors, equivalent to Chinua Achebe, Athol Fugard, Buchi Emecheta, Nadine Gordimer, and Wole Soyinka; significant works, equivalent to Things Fall Apart and Petals of Blood; and person genres, resembling the radical, drama, and poetry. Many entries cite works for extra examining, and the quantity closes with a specific, normal bibliography.
By Timothy Gowers,June Barrow-Green,Imre Leader
By Ken Bloom
By Luise Rinser
Nachdem Luise Rinser zu Studienzwecken längere Zeit unter Leprakranken verbrachte, hat sie 1974 erstmals diese Dokumentation herausgegeben, um die Geißel der Menschheit zu analysieren und zur öffentlichen Diskussion zu bringen.
„Dem Tode geweiht?“ sprengt den Rahmen eines experiences. Es ist Bericht und Erzählung einzelner Schicksale, Anklage und Wegweiser. Es wird über medizinische Informationen, Ansteckung, Erscheinungsformen und über Heilungsmöglichkeiten gesprochen.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
By Emmanuel Nelson
Unlike the other e-book of its variety, this quantity celebrates released works from a vast diversity of yankee ethnic teams rarely featured within the ordinary canon of literature.
• Highlights an important print and digital assets on multicultural literature via an in depth bibliography
• positive aspects entries from 50 participants, all of whom are specialists of their fields
• comprises cultural works rarely highlighted in conventional textbooks, similar to Iranian American literature, Dominican American literature, and Puerto Rican American literature
By Mark Denny
Have you ever questioned how stealth planes in achieving "invisibility," how sunken ships are chanced on, or how fishermen song faculties of fish in big expanses of ocean? Radar and sonar echolocation―a basic topic of sending, receiving, and processing signals.
Weaving background with uncomplicated technological know-how, Mark Denny deftly finds the area of radar and sonar to the curious reader, know-how buff, and professional alike. He starts off with an early background of the Chain domestic radar process used in the course of international struggle II after which offers available and interesting motives of the physics that make sign processing attainable. easy diagrams and formulation convey how electromagnetic and sound waves are transmitted, acquired, and switched over into photos, permitting you to actually see within the dark.
A part on bioacoustic echolocation, with a spotlight at the enhanced sonar structures of bats and whales and a dialogue of the complex expertise of next-generation airborne sign processors, opens the mind's eye to interesting probabilities for the future.