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The New Oxford Book of Food Plants

The Oxford publication of meals vegetation is a fantastically illustrated compendium of proof in regards to the vegetation we develop in our gardens and use in our cooking. attractive botanical illustrations are observed by means of available but authoritative descriptions of every plant, in addition to attention-grabbing ancient info and nutritive values.

This is a brand new variation of a vintage ebook — absolutely up to date with the newest dietary study, in addition to appealing new plates and outlines of many unique fit for human consumption vegetation that experience only in the near past stumbled on their manner into our markets and onto our kitchen tables — it's a must-have for an individual who loves sturdy nutrients, cooking, and gardening.

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Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature: The Essential Guide to the Lives and Works of Gothic Writers (Literary Movements)

From the origins of the move within the 18th century to modern writers comparable to Stephen King, this A-to-Z advisor to Gothic literature covers an unlimited array of works and writers from Britain and the US, in addition to numerous genres - novels, brief tales, poetry, performs, or even a couple of influential movies and artistic endeavors.

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Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature

By Loren L. Coleman, Jerome Clark

The final quest for the world's so much mysterious creatures
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- those are the names of the elusive beasts that experience stuck the attention and captured the imaginations of individuals worldwide for hundreds of years. lately, stories of those "monsters" were corroborated through a rise in sightings, and out of those legends a brand new technology has been born: cryptozoology -- the learn of hidden animals.
Cryptozoology A to Z, the 1st encyclopedia of its type, comprises approximately 200 entries, together with cryptids (the identify given to those strange beasts), new animal unearths, and the explorers and scientists who look for them. Loren Coleman, one of many world's major cryptozoologists, groups up with Jerome Clark, editor and writer of a number of encyclopedias, to supply those definitive descriptions and lots of never-before-published drawings and pictures from eyewitnesses' distinctive money owed. jam-packed with insights into the tools of those scientists, fascinating stories of discovery, and the background and evolution of this box, Cryptozoology A to Z is the main entire reference ever of the most recent zoological technology.

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Magick Without Tears

By Aleister Crowley

Magick with out Tears is a private encyclopedia of magickal guideline, annotated via event and defined in unguarded language. Crowley covers: find out how to use the Qabalah as a device instead of purely as a procedure of reference; the symbols of magick; etymology and its philosophy; the 3 significant colleges of magick--white, black and yellow--their way of living and use of energy; tricks for meditation and astral projection; the I Ching; The ebook of the legislation; the Tarot; Astrology; the significance of talismans, lamens and pentacles; easy methods to distinguish prophecy from accident; etc.; and so forth.

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Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States

This up-to-date encyclopedia presents prepared details on all points of capital punishment in the United States. It info nearly each capital punishment determination rendered through the us best courtroom via 2006, together with greater than forty circumstances made up our minds seeing that e-book of the 1st variation. Entries also are supplied for every ideal courtroom Justice who has ever rendered a capital punishment opinion. Entries on jurisdictions cite present-day loss of life penalty legislation and judicial constitution kingdom by means of nation, with synopses of universal and special beneficial properties. additionally incorporated are entries on major U.S. capital prosecutions; criminal ideas and approaches in capital instances; firms that aid and oppose capital punishment; capital punishment's impression on folks of African, Asian, Hispanic, and local American descent, on ladies, and on international nationals; and the tools of execution. crucial proof also are supplied on capital punishment in additional than two hundred different countries. A wealth of statistical facts is located all through.

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Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music

By William Phillips

It has been reviled, brushed aside, attacked, and sometimes been the topic of Congressional hearings, yet nonetheless, the style of tune often called heavy steel keeps not just its industry proportion within the recording and downloading undefined, but in addition as a cultural strength that has united thousands of old and young lovers around the globe. characterised by way of blaring distorted guitars, drum solos, and dramatic vibrato, the heavy steel move headbanged its technique to the preferred tradition panorama with bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath the Nineteen Seventies. Motley Crue and Metallica made steel a tune phenomenon within the Eighties. Heavy steel maintains to adapt this present day with bands like Mastodon and Lamb of God.

Providing an in depth evaluation of the tune, model, movies, and philosophies in the back of the move, this inclusive encyclopedia chronicles the historical past and improvement of heavy steel, together with sub-movements akin to loss of life steel, pace steel, grindcore, and hair metal.

Essential and hugely pleasing analyzing for top institution and undergraduate classes in renowned track reviews, communications, media experiences, and cultural reviews, the Encyclopedia of Heavy steel song and Culture deals a consultant to the final word underground tune, exploring its wealthy cultural variety, resilience, and flexibility. Entries for musicians contain a discography for these eager to begin or increase their track collections.

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals and Festivals (Religion and Society)

Many rituals and gala's occur in public, which means that such expressions of religion are societal in addition to person sorts of human behaviour. The similarity within the basic styles of rituals and fairs throughout cultures and religions is remarkable. for instance, such a lot cultures and religions mark significant life-course transitions corresponding to delivery, marriage, and loss of life with public ritual expressions, and various fairs are tied to food-producing actions similar to planting and harvesting. the place religions and societies range is within the meanings linked to ritual behaviour and the categorical kinds these behaviours take.

The Encyclopedia of non secular Rites, Rituals and Festivals explores this complicated subject via articles overlaying the subsequent normal different types of information:

  • general recommendations and concepts similar to communitas, inversion, purity and pollutants, and pilgrimages
  • major kinds of ritual and pageant comparable to rites of passage, devotional rites, sacrifice, calendrical rites, carnival, and fasting
  • religious rites and gala's of significant religions, together with Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism and Judaism
  • rites and fairs in cultural areas equivalent to China, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Pacific islands
  • life-cycle rites, together with these linked to start, coming of age, marriage and death
  • specific rites and gala's, equivalent to Divali, Easter, Ramadan, snake dealing with and Yom Kippur.

The Encyclopedia of non secular Rites, Rituals, and Festivals comprises one hundred thirty entries contributed and signed by way of students from foreign universities and institutes, with services in such fields as Asian and Pacific reports, archaeology, communique experiences, cultural anthropology, cultural reports, foreign reports, philosophy, mental anthropology, spiritual reviews, social anthropology, sociology and theology.

An unparalleled source, this new encyclopedia presents in-depth insurance of an enormous array of globally practices with entries that draw at the most modern study to be had, delivering clean insights whereas retaining a reference to proven scholarship. The cross-cultural insurance might help foster interfaith realizing in addition to current and clarify strange behaviours and rituals.

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Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, Volumes 1-10 (2nd Edition)

By Alan Townshend, Colin F. Poole, Paul J. Worsfold

As with the 1st version of the Encyclopedia of Analytical technological know-how, this moment version is designed to supply a close and accomplished booklet protecting all points of the technological know-how and perform of research. the recent paintings has been broadly revised when it comes to the titles and content material of the 1st variation, and contains accomplished insurance of ideas used for the selection of particular parts, compounds and teams of compounds, in actual or organic matrices. It addresses purposes of chemical research in all components, starting from such themes as drugs to environmental technological know-how, and geology to nutrition technology. vital characterisation ideas, corresponding to microscopy and floor research also are integrated.

The whole paintings includes round 610 articles, every one along with approximately 4000 phrases, figures and precis tables. those articles are mixed to shape greater entries supplying complete assurance of significant themes and helping the reader in finding fabric of curiosity. The entries are prepared in an A to Z layout offering a last booklet of approximately and a part million phrases in ten volumes. The articles are based to permit quick access to info on particular analytes, instrumental innovations and pattern matrices. there's large cross-referencing during the Encyclopedia and a close index.

Also on hand on-line through ScienceDirect - that includes large shopping, looking, and inner cross-referencing among articles within the paintings, plus dynamic linking to magazine articles and summary databases, making navigation versatile and simple. for additional information, pricing strategies and availability stopover at www.info.sciencedirect.com.

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Encyclopedia of Creativity, Second Edition

By Mark A. Runco

The 1st version of the winning Encyclopedia of Creativity served to set up the learn of creativity is a box in itself. Now thoroughly up-to-date and revised in its moment edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the advance and expression of creativity around the lifespan, the environmental stipulations that motivate or discourage creativity, creativity inside particular disciplines like track, dance, movie, artwork, literature, etc., the connection of creativity and psychological healthiness, intelligence, and learning kinds, and the method of being artistic. This reference additionally appeals to a lay viewers with articles specifically at the software of creativity to company settings. on hand on-line through ScienceDirect and in restricted print release.

  • Named a 2012 extraordinary educational name through the yankee Library Association's selection publication
  • Serves as a compendium of stories of a few domain-specific components, resembling appearing, dance, expressive arts, movie, foodstuff, track, faith, technological know-how, activities, theater, and writing.
  • Creativity and schooling are tested in articles approximately inspiration techniques, reminiscent of developmental traits in inventive skills and potentials, the enhancement of creativity, intelligence, wisdom, play, prodigies, courses and classes, expertise and educating creativity.
  • Cognitive elements of creativity should be investigated in articles approximately altered and transitional states, analogies, recognition, cognitive kind, divergent pondering, circulate and optimum event, metacognition, metaphors, problem-finding, problem-solving, and distant associates.
  • Covers company and organizational creativity in articles approximately ads with artwork, inventive visuals, business/management, creativity training, creativity workouts, entrepreneurship, workforce dynamics, innovation, management, organizational tradition, organizational improvement, groups, and coaching, between others.
  • Explicitly examines the complicated interrelationship among society and creativity in articles approximately awards, conformity and conventionality, the artistic quarter and sophistication of society, cultural range, the darkish part of creativity, East vs. West, networking, social psychology, battle, zeitgeist, and others.
  • Personal and interpersonal creativity is mentioned in articles with regards to collaboration, relatives, existence phases, mentors, networking, own creativity and self-actualization.
  • Focuses on medical information regarding creativity, there also are articles that debate mind and neuropsychology, techniques of creativity, definitions of creativity, services, longitudinal reviews, learning artwork, artists and artwork audiences, study equipment, phenomenology examine and qualitative research.
  • Online model comprises an extra 26 biographies of famously artistic humans

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