Category: Reference

  • The Handy History Answer Book, Second Edition (The Handy Answer Book Series)

    A concise advisor to all issues old, this compendium addresses humans, occasions, and occasions in a wide-ranging and complete demeanour, complemented through worthy illustrations and a chronology of significant occasions. the various history-making occasions comprise the election of George W. Bush, the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001, and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; dazzling pictures from probes in outer house, clinical advances and debate, and lots of new medical discoveries in the world; a devastating earthquake in Iran and the lethal tsunami in Asia; the downfall of Enron and the comeback of Apple, in addition to the dot-com bubble burst. starting with a bit on ancient eras, this renowned reference resource tracks heritage and organizes details in thirteen particular topic sections, starting from politics and battle to technological know-how and faith. It tackles exploration and payment, technological advances, felony fireworks, monetary and enterprise occasions, social hobbies, usual and man-made failures, drugs and disorder, and artwork and tradition. This source is the right fingertip, time-traveling advisor throughout the pages of history.

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  • The Morrow Guide to Knots: for Sailing, Fishing, Camping, Climbing

    Here is a wholly assorted type of knot publication! For the 1st time, listed here are step by step directions that take complete good thing about colour images to educate the paintings of tying knots. in contrast to illustrations in different books, those photos exhibit each step having a look over the shoulder of the tier -- the best way you see the knot as you are making it. And while or extra ropes are concerned, they're colour coded so that you can basically inform them apart.

    Included furthermore are a piece on ornamental knots, a cross-reference record of the numerous purposes of knots, and an in depth word list. The Morrow consultant to Knots is a competent and crucial reference device for all sportsmen and campers, owners, and children as well.

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  • Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    By Neil Gaiman

    “It’s all devastatingly actual — other than the bits which are lies” — Douglas Adams

    Upon booklet, Don’t Panic fast confirmed itself because the definitive better half to Adams and The Hitchhiker’s advisor to the Galaxy. This version comes modern, protecting the motion picture, And one other Thing by way of Eoin Colfer and the increase to the thirtieth anniversary of the 1st novel.

    Acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman celebrates the existence and paintings of Douglas Adams who, in a box in Innsbruck in 1971, had an concept that turned The Hitchhiker’s advisor to the Galaxy. The radio sequence that begun all of it, the 5 — quickly to be six — ebook ‘trilogy’, the television sequence, almost-film and real movie, and every thing in among.
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  • Symbolism: A Comprehensive Dictionary

    By Steven Olderr

    The main finished such dictionary, Olderrs defines 6,115 phrases of not just common symbolism yet really expert meanings, institutions, logos, attributes, allusions, in literature, paintings, faith, the Bible, mythology, psychology, folklore, flower language, astrology, numerology, alchemy, heraldry, and naturally different fields.
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  • The Literary Universe of Jorge Luis Borges: An Index to References and Allusions to Persons, Titles, and Places in his Writings (Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature)

    By Daniel Balderston

    "Balderston's compilation is outlined via its subtitle. The paintings is a accomplished hard work of literary love delivering for the devoted Borges fan or student the positioning in his works of allusions to humans, titles, and locations. the main amazing side of the compilation, except the sheer enthusiasm essential to adopt and entire it, is the breadth and intensity of Borge's wisdom, which encompasses all cultures and every age. The index supplies a feeling of Borge's encyclopedic brain. other than testifying to Borge's brilliance, the index can be helpful for college students of Hispanic literature and of Borge's himself...."-Choice

    "Este índice, que cataloga más de 100.000 alusiones explícitas o implícitas, citas y referencias de todo tipo, contenidas en los angeles obra borgesiana, está estructurado en tres partes, que respectivamente clasifican las referencias a personas, títulos y lugares. El corpus indexado por Balderston incluye los angeles obra completa de Borges (edición de Emecé 1974, a los angeles que agrega El tamaño de mi esperanza y el fabric reunido por Carlos Meneses en Poesía juvenil de Jorge Luis Borges), más l. a. obra en colaboración (Emecé 1979); incorpora también algunas colecciones realizadas de artículos (sobre cine, Dante), pero deja de lado las entrevistas realizadas a Borges (con excepción de Borges Oral, Buenos Aires: Emecé/Universidad de Belgrano, 1979) y los artículos no publicados en colección. Así como el índice de “personas” registra las referencias a dioses, monstruos, personas reales y personajes ficticios, el de títulos incluye obras reales y apócrifas, mientras que el catálogo de lugares se compone casi exclusivamente de referencias a lugares reales. A pesar de los angeles cantidad de referencias repertoriadas por Balderston, éste califica su esfuerzo de un “primer paso” que podrá ser continuado y mejorado no sólo cuando se cuente con una edición completa de las obras de Borges, sino cuando dicha edición se vea libre de los errores, omisiones y alteraciones que actualmente contiene. Balderston admite en los angeles “Introducción” que su obra tiene las fuerzas y debilidades atribuibles a todo fruto de una empresa person: las anotaciones más completas se encuentran en aquellas entradas que pueden rastrearse en fuentes generales, como enciclopedias, correspondiendo las más débiles a las referencias a personas. No obstante, para quienes usan este índice, lo que incidence es l. a. admiración ante los angeles valiosísima información que el inteligente esfuerzo de una sola personality ha acumulado de los angeles A a los angeles Z. El registro del denso universo borgesiano va desde “Aachen” a “Zurich”, desde “Aarón” a “Zwingli” y desde “A buen toro mejor buey” a “Zohar”. " - Cristina Parodi , Buenos Aires, http://www.borges.pitt.edu/book-reviews


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  • The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

    By Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

    With greater than a million solutions, this quantity includes greater than two times as many solutions as the other crossword dictionary. extra vital, it's the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively disguise the clues and solutions that really look in modern day most well-liked crosswords, together with modern slang, words, and model names.

    Meticulously compiled by way of crossword execs with a mixed thirty years within the box, and in keeping with an incredible research of present crosswords, there hasn't ever been a crossword dictionary with the breadth, intensity, and foreign money of this one. From Jim Carrey to Sister Carrie, Homer Simpson to Homer's Iliad, the wide-ranging entries comprise 500,000+ synonyms, 3,000+ literary works, 5,000+ movies, 20,000+ recognized humans from all fields, and greater than 100,000 fill-in-the-blank clues so renowned in brand new crosswords.

    Featuring an creation by means of New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, The Million note Crossword Dictionary makes any other crossword dictionary obsolete.

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  • Laparoscopic and Robot-Assisted Surgery in Urology: Atlas of Standard Procedures

    Operative urology has advanced lately to incorporate laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries, that have ended in major advancements in caliber of life-related end result. however, education equipment in urologic laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgical procedure differ significantly, and a based education scheme is needed to allow the fashionable urologist to evolve to and make optimum use of those ideas. as a result, the most objective of this surgical atlas is to steer the urologist rigorously via the entire average laparoscopic and robot-assisted strategies. each one method is gifted intimately with various aiding endoscopic pictures and diagrams. The reader is thereby familiar with the various surgical steps and may gather the data worthy for trustworthy replica of the options in medical practice.

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  • The Cambridge Handbook of Physics Formulas

    By Graham Woan

    This compact, transportable reference includes greater than 2,000 of the main priceless formulation and equations present in undergraduate physics classes, masking arithmetic, dynamics and mechanics, quantum physics, thermodynamics, strong nation physics, electromagnetism, optics and astrophysics. an intensive index permits the necessary formulation to be positioned speedily and easily, and an specific tabular structure crisply identifies the entire variables concerned. All scholars and execs in physics, utilized arithmetic, engineering and different actual sciences probably want to have this crucial reference publication inside of effortless succeed in.
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  • Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible

    An Up-Close and finished examine the Lands of the Bible

    No Bible measure Required

    Discover every thing you must find out about the lands the place Jesus walked, Moses traveled, and Paul preached. jam-packed with multidimensional maps, pictures, and charts, the Zondervan crucial Atlas of the Bible is designed that will help you larger comprehend the historical past and locations of the Bible and its international. This full-color atlas is concise yet thorough, ideal for Bible scholars, tourists to the Holy Land, or any reader of the Bible curious to determine extra approximately in most cases pointed out locations within the outdated and New Testaments.

    The Zondervan crucial Atlas of the Bible features:

    • Nearly two hundred lovely multidimensional and third-dimensional maps and full-color images
    • Accurate and up to date mapping technologies
    • Innovative chronological charts and maps masking historic backgrounds, areas, climate, and roads

    With this easy-to-understand atlas, you’ll locate biblical studies extra enticing and understandable, and you’ll research the fundamental proof in regards to the attention-grabbing lands of the Bible.

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