Christmas Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Christmas (Books of Miscellany)

By Jonathan Green

Wouldn’t or not it's nice to appreciate all our Christmas traditions? the following, Jonathan eco-friendly bargains the interesting heritage in the back of our such a lot cherished vacation traditions. for instance, myrrh is incense made of the resin of a North African bush and used to be a different present in the course of biblical occasions. To the Romans, mistletoe was once an emblem of fertility, so this day we're inspired to kiss while it really is close to. The yuletide log was once initially used to decorate houses throughout the darkish, chilly Scandinavian Christmas season. jam-packed with all demeanour of pleasant surprises and scrumptious morsels, A Christmas Miscellany demystifies the origins of frequent festive customs resembling caroling and yuletide playing cards, and entertains with enjoyable, little-known evidence. this can be the appropriate present or stocking stuffer for the curious-minded in the course of the vacation season.

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The Piano: An Encyclopedia (2nd Edition)

This paintings examines the effect of digital advancements (particularly the net) on neighborhood reviews librarianship. The explosion within the use of the web has been matched via an curiosity in neighborhood, relatives, and neighborhood heritage. This paintings brings those advancements jointly. It presents practitioners with sensible suggestion at the provision of Web-based companies for clients. Such parts as e-geneaology and e-learning are lined. The paintings presents examples of best-practice and indicates how useful classes may be realized from the studies of the innovators within the box.

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World of Microbiology and Immunology - 2 Volume Set (World Of......series)

By K Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

This identify within the well known "World of...Series is a complete, subject-specific, two-volume encyclopedic consultant that covers the thoughts, theories, discoveries and pioneers in microbiology and immunology for college students, researchers, academics and librarians. integrated are 650 alphabetically prepared and cross-referenced topical and biographical entries.

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Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

This new four-volume set covers international authors from many sessions and genres, development a wide realizing of some of the contexts--from the biographical to the literary to the historical--in which literature might be considered. The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of worldwide Literature will permit a reader to research an author's paintings as a mirrored image of the history, traditions and stories of the author's own lifestyles and the ideals, occasions, and existence of the realm on the time. The approximately 500 entries also will determine the numerous literary units and international subject matters that outline a writer's sort and position the writer in a bigger literary culture as chronicled and evaluated by means of critics through the years. severe considering and job activates, as well as pictures, will extra increase the reader's personal own reaction to worldwide literature.

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The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present, Volumes 1-8

By Immanuel Ness

This definitive 8-volume reference is a accomplished print source masking the background of protest and revolution over the last 500 years – through the glossy period of mass events. for additional information see www.revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com.
* Definitive reference paintings at the function of well known service provider in reworking the area during which we live
* First ancient encyclopedia to supply students and academics and scholars with the knowledge they should comprehend the function and importance and foundation of protest and revolution from 1500 to the present
* 8-volume significant reference in A-Z layout, with entries starting from 500 to 14,000 words
* offers transparent, concise motives of occasions and bigger social activities, and biographies of key people
* provides significant uprisings and protest hobbies, and the guidelines, ideologies and activists that propelled them, chronicles the style during which they opened up, strains their roots, ambitions, strategies, and impression, and evaluates their successes and failures
* the world over different editorial board and contributors
* contains over a hundred and fifty photos, figures, and maps

An on-line electronic version can be to be had (ISBN 978-1-4051-9807-3).  as well as the positive aspects of the print model, the net model provides:* ordinary revisions and new entries – up to date as soon as a year
* hyperlinks to complete assortment via Blackwell Reference online
* hyperlinks to different assets to be had at the web
* strong looking, searching, and cross-referencing features, together with Open URL linking

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Encyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma

By Norman C. McClelland

That includes over 1,200 topical entries prepared alphabetically, this encyclopedia presents various and particular insurance of the similar topics of reincarnation and karma. Its in-depth exam levels from historical ideals to these of the current, incorporating all appropriate global cultures. a sequence of huge thematic entries disguise foundational facets whereas over 1000 hugely targeted entries care for numerous societies and firms which help the innovations of reincarnation and karma; particular spiritual teams, sects, and institutions; key participants either ancient and glossy; and comparable ideals, suggestions, and practices.

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Encyclopedia of RF and Microwave Engineering, Volume I

RF and Microwave Engineering is without doubt one of the quickest development parts of the prior decade and may most likely stay a really energetic quarter of analysis and alertness in a wide number of fields. The six quantity set of Encyclopedia of RF and Microwave Engineering illustrates how this box has been the most important to allowing know-how chargeable for the exceptional development of instant communications. This set additionally examines how RF and microwave engineering maintains to have nice impression because the expertise at the back of such vital functions as radar, distant sensing, handheld remote control, sensors, navigation, surveillance, digital battle, radiometers, plasma examine, and imaging.

AAP Awards for Excellence in specialist and Scholarly Publishing, 2006

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Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology: Autoimmune Diseases

Different from different assets, this quantity bargains a wide entice microbiologists, immunologists, and infectious ailment experts on Autoimmune ailments. the quantity covers subject matters reminiscent of dermis and alopecia, Kidney, Liver, Paraneoplastic, answer of irritation, Cardiovascular/systemic irritation and atherosclerosis, intestine, Regulatory lymphocytes T, B, different and Rheumatic affliction. the quantity is written via across the world well known authors who're experts of their respective fields.

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