Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Volumes 1-2

By Scott Schinder, Andy Schwartz

Greater than part a century after the beginning of rock, the musical style that started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now stated as America's-and the world's-most well known and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to numerous generations' worthy of historical past. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock tune has been an indisputable strength in either reflecting and shaping our cultural panorama. Icons of Rock bargains a vibrant evaluation of rock's pervasive function in modern society through profiling the lives and paintings of the music's so much mythical artists.


Volume One

Elvis Presley
Ray Charles
Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly
The seashore Boys
James Brown
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Byrds
Jimi Hendrix

Volume Two

Velvet Underground
The thankful Dead
Frank Zappa
Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell
Pink Floyd
Neil Young
David Bowie
Bruce Springsteen

Most rock histories, by means of advantage in their all-encompassing scope, are not able to hide the lives and paintings of person artists intensive, or to put these artists in a broader context. This two-volume set, in contrast, presents wide biographies of the 24 maximum rock n' rollers of all time, studying their impacts, recommendations, and effect in a serious and ancient point of view. Entries within this specific reference discover the problems, tendencies, and pursuits that outlined the cultural and social weather of the artists' tune. Sidebars highlight the numerous iconic components linked to rock, similar to rock fairs, protest songs, and the British Invasion. supplying a wealth of knowledge at the icons, tradition, and mythology of America's so much loved track, this biographical encyclopedia will function a useful source for college kids and track enthusiasts alike.

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Encyclopedia of Homelessness, Volumes 1-2

By David Levinson

The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the 1st systematic attempt to prepare and summarize what we all know approximately this complicated subject which affects not just the homeless yet all of society. The Encyclopedia specializes in the present state of affairs within the usa, with a comparative sampling of homelessness round the world. The Encyclopedia comprises entries on Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Guatemala, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, Sweden, the uk, Zimbabwe, Tokyo, Calcutta, London and others from around the globe. The Encyclopedia of Homelessness meets the wishes of a extensive viewers, supplying a wealthy background and the information, perspectives, and views of specialists from diverse disciplines and perspectives.

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The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication

By Wolfgang Donsbach

This concise quantity provides key innovations and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing top scholarship right into a useful and invaluable unmarried volume.

  • Based at the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise version provides key recommendations and the main suitable headwords of verbal exchange technological know-how in an A-Z layout in an updated manner
  • Jointly released with the foreign conversation organization (ICA), the prime educational organization of the self-discipline within the world
  • Represents the easiest and latest foreign learn during this dynamic and interdisciplinary field
  • Contributions come from hundreds and hundreds of authors who signify excellence of their respective fields
  • An reasonable quantity on hand in print or online

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Encyclopedia of Caves (2nd Edition)

By David C. Culver, William B. White

Encyclopedia of Caves
is a self-contained, fantastically illustrated paintings devoted to caves and their particular environments. It comprises greater than a hundred accomplished articles from best students and explorers in 15 various international locations. each one access is specific and scientifically sound, but available for college students and non-scientists. This large-format reference is enchanced with 1000s of full-color photos, maps, and drawings from the authors' personal paintings, which supply certain pictures of the underground atmosphere.
* worldwide in reach--authors are a world group of specialists masking caves from round the world
* contains 24 new articles commissioned particularly for this second version
* Articles include broad bibliographies cross-referencing similar essays
* 1000s of colour images, maps, charts and illustrations of cave gains and biota
* A-Z series and a finished index let for simple position of themes
* thesaurus offers definitions of all key vocabulary items

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The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two volume set)

Increasing fiscal globalization has made figuring out the area economic system extra vital than ever. From exchange agreements to offshore outsourcing to overseas reduction, this two-volume encyclopedia explains the main components of the area economic climate and offers a primary step to extra learn for college students and students in public coverage, foreign reviews, enterprise, and the wider social sciences, in addition to for fiscal coverage professionals.

Written via a world staff of members, this accomplished reference comprises greater than three hundred updated entries masking quite a lot of subject matters in foreign alternate, finance, creation, and fiscal improvement. those themes comprise recommendations and rules, versions and concept, associations and agreements, guidelines and tools, research and instruments, and sectors and distinct matters. each one access comprises cross-references and a listing of resources for extra analyzing and study. entire with an index and a desk of contents that teams entries via subject, The Princeton Encyclopedia of the realm Economy is a necessary source for somebody who must greater comprehend the worldwide economy.


  • More than three hundred alphabetically prepared articles on issues in overseas exchange, finance, creation, and monetary improvement
  • International workforce of members
  • Annotated checklist of extra studying with every one article
  • Topical checklist of entries
  • Full index and cross-references

access different types and pattern topics:

  • Concepts and principles: globalization, anti-globalization, reasonable alternate, overseas direct funding, foreign migration, fiscal improvement, multinational companies
  • Models and theory: Heckscher-Ohlin version, internalization thought, New alternate conception, North-South alternate, Triffin hassle
  • Institutions and agreements: ecu Union, foreign financial Fund, global alternate association, international financial institution, Doha around, overseas funding agreements
  • Policies and instruments: greenback general, foreign relief, sanctions, price lists
  • Analysis and tools: alternate cost forecasting, powerful safeguard, financial coverage principles
  • Sectors and certain issues: baby hard work, company governance, the electronic divide, overall healthiness and globalization, unlawful medicinal drugs exchange, petroleum, steel

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Pilot's Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge

By Federal Aviation Administration

This instruction manual, created through the Federal Aviation management, is the reputable reference guide for pilots in any respect degrees. It bargains with all features of aeronautical details: plane constitution, ideas of aerodynamics, flight controls, plane platforms, and flight tools. Flight manuals and documentation also are coated, as is really expert details on such issues as weight and stability, airplane functionality, climate, navigation, airport operations, aeromedical components, and decision-making whereas flying. choked with thousands of concise, colourful illustrations, charts, diagrams, and maps, this can be a vital source and gear for all scholars, skilled pilots, and aeronautics buffs.

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Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set, Second Edition

By Joshua Lederberg

The 1st variation of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology was once hailed through top scientists and researchers around the globe as "excellent," "outstanding," and "impressive." This Second Edition will function an up to date model of this reference which has been worthwhile to educational, commercial, and private libraries for years. The Encyclopedia of Microbiology, moment Edition either demanding situations and stimulates the reader, and illustrates the significance of microbiology, a box that can't be over emphasised during this booming biotechnology age.

Key Features
* thoroughly redesigned and revised method with sixty five% new material
* includes nearly three hundred articles, one thousand illustrations, and four hundred tables
* New layout contains thematic desk of contents, mixed word list of phrases, and appendix
* presents colour plate sections in each one volume
* 17 topic components, together with interesting assurance of microbes in severe environments and microbes in rising infections

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Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political, and Historical Encyclopedia (2 Volume Set)

A entire, contextual presentation of all aspects―social, political, and economic―of slavery within the usa, from the 1st colonization via Reconstruction.

• Ten significant essays and three hundred A–Z entries hide all elements of slavery

• Over a hundred individuals characterize the best scholarship around the globe at the topic

• a powerful choice of one hundred fifty unique records illustrate either well known and professional attitudes towards slavery

• the large bibliography is the main entire and up to date available

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

By Ellen Judy Wilson

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment presents the 1st A-to-Z assurance of this crucial period. Conceived and written as some extent of departure for somebody -- scholar or basic reader -- who needs to come across this outstanding age, the encyclopedia offers vast insurance of common subject matters reminiscent of technological know-how, schooling, paintings and structure, aesthetics, and tune, that are complemented through shorter entries masking particular options and participants.

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