Middle Ages, Primary Sources by Judy Galens

By Judy Galens

Middle a while: fundamental Sources comprises excerpts from speeches, magazine entries, poems, letters and lots of different records with regards to the period that surround either key files and people resources which are both as vital, yet much less recognized. all the 19 entries comprises an creation that offers context, highlights crucial principles and provides short biographical info on comparable contributors. assets for additional details also are famous in addition to complete record citations. Middle a long time: fundamental Sources positive factors excerpts and full-text writings of the period from world wide and includes:

  • "Beowulf"
  • "Song of Roland"
  • Domesday booklet of Norman England
  • Writings on alchemy, medication and different sciences
  • "Secret heritage"
  • "Chronographia"
  • "Koran"
  • "Thousand and One Nights"
  • "The Description of the area"
  • Letter from Pope Gregory VII to King Henry IV
  • Letter from a Crusader to his spouse
  • Magna Carta
  • and plenty of others

Also integrated are a hundred photos and illustrations, sidebars, timeline, word list, and a subject matter index.

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Massinger (Critical Heritage Series) by Dr Martin Garrett, Martin Garrett

By Dr Martin Garrett, Martin Garrett

The performs of Philip Massinger (1583-1640) were a spotlight of controversy on account that their construction. They have been the most important to the rediscovery of Renaissance drama outdoors Shakespeare, and are on the middle of the hot reevaluation of the politics of seventeenth-century theatre. Martin Garrett's finished assortment offers and explains the historical past of the severe reception to Massinger's paintings from the early 17th to the overdue 19th century. the amount comprises broad choices from the writings of Pepys, Goldsmith, Coleridge, Hazlitt, Lamb, and Swinburne, in addition to briefer reviews from Scott, Byron, and Keats. Garrett's advent discusses responses to Massinger's performs through such writers as Boswell and Dickens, and contains an account of the performs' unique political and theatrical context.

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The Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience 2 volume set by Michael Shermer

By Michael Shermer

Whether your now not a believer within the supernatural there is extra to struggle off comparable to astrology,acupuncture,UFO's,and different delusions chances are you'll imagine real yet has no proof. nice for debating these creationists and different bizarre ideals humans appear to have.

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Africa. An Encyclopedia for Students. Sadat - Zulu & Index by John Middleton

By John Middleton

Supplying a complete examine the continent of Africa and the international locations that contain it, this publication describes its peoples and cultures, tune and paintings, alternate and economic system, vacations and fairs, tribal teams, ecology, faith, fossil and skeleton discoveries, the land and its historical past, paintings and structure and way of life. It examines Africa from prehistoric instances to the current day.

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Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (3rd Edition) by Benjamin Caballero, Lindsay H. Allen, Andrew Prentice

By Benjamin Caballero, Lindsay H. Allen, Andrew Prentice

The function of meals in bettering caliber of lifestyles and struggling with disorder is indisputable - and researchers from diverse disciplines are bringing their views to undergo in this primary topic.

The 4-volume Encyclopedia of Human meals, 3rd version, is an intensive revision of the former award-winning model and displays the clinical advances within the box of human meals. It provides the most recent figuring out on quite a lot of nutrition-related issues together with meals safeguard, weight administration, supplements, bioengineering of meals, plant established nutrition and uncooked meals between others. New articles on natural meals, biofortification, dietary labeling and the impact of non secular customs on vitamin, between many others, replicate the commitment to foreign money during this revision. It not just includes the most up-tp-date and thorough details to be had at the subject, but in addition comprises broader cross-referencing on rising possibilities for strength remedy and prevention of ailments. an incredible place to begin for medical examine, Encyclopedia of Human nutrients, 3rd version, keeps to supply authoritative details in an available structure, making this advanced self-discipline to be had to readers at either the pro and non-professional point.

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Encyclopedia of Wars3 Volume of Set by Charles Phillips, Alan Axelrod

By Charles Phillips, Alan Axelrod

The 1st reference paintings of its sort, Encyclopedia of Wars describes not just the army element of wars - the factors of clash, an enumeration of battles, and a precis of the outcome(s) - but in addition the social and political context during which the wars happened. This pres readers and researchers with the real evidence in addition to the historic historical past for every warfare. From the Crusades to the innovative warfare to the Persian Gulf conflict, this three-volume encyclopedia covers each significant warfare, uprising, and revolution from 3,500 BCE to the current. Its important content material is in an available structure. In 3 finished volumes and nearly 2,000 A-to-Z entries, this definitive source pres extra thorough, entire insurance than the other encyclopedia. every one access pres an at-a-glance examine the conflict in query and a story dialogue of the struggle, reading its social context, significant battles and occasions, and broader value in cultural and ancient phrases.

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Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security , 2nd Edition by Henk C. A. Van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia (editors)

By Henk C. A. Van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia (editors)

Extended into volumes, the second one variation of Springer’s Encyclopedia of Cryptography and safety brings the most recent and so much accomplished insurance of the subject: Definitive details on cryptography and data protection from very popular researchers potent device for pros in lots of fields and researchers of all degrees broad source with greater than seven-hundred contributions in moment version  5643 references, greater than two times the variety of references that seem within the First variation With over three hundred new entries, showing in an A-Z structure, the Encyclopedia of Cryptography and defense presents effortless, intuitive entry to info on all features of cryptography and protection. As a severe enhancement to the 1st Edition’s base of 464 entries, the knowledge within the Encyclopedia is appropriate for researchers and execs alike. themes for this finished reference have been elected, written, and peer-reviewed by way of a pool of special researchers within the box. the second one Edition’s editorial board now comprises 34 students, which was once multiplied from 18 individuals within the First version. Representing the paintings of researchers from over 30 international locations, the Encyclopedia is large in scope, masking every thing from authentication and identity to quantum cryptography and net protection. The text’s functional variety is educational, but fosters research. each one region provides ideas, designs, and particular implementations. The highly-structured essays during this paintings comprise synonyms, a definition and dialogue of the subject, bibliographies, and hyperlinks to similar literature.  vast cross-references to different entries in the Encyclopedia help effective, easy searches for instant entry to proper information.  Key techniques provided within the Encyclopedia of Cryptography and safeguard comprise: Authentication and id; Block ciphers and move ciphers; Computational matters; replica security; Cryptanalysis and defense; Cryptographic protocols; digital money and electronic certificate; Elliptic curve cryptography; Factorization algorithms and primality exams; Hash services and MACs; historic structures; Identity-based cryptography; Implementation points for clever playing cards and criteria; Key administration; Multiparty computations like balloting schemes; Public key cryptography; Quantum cryptography; mystery sharing schemes; Sequences; net protection. themes lined: facts constructions, Cryptography and knowledge concept; info Encryption; Coding and data thought; Appl.Mathematics/Computational equipment of Engineering; purposes of arithmetic; Complexity. This authoritative reference may be released in codecs: print and online.  the web variation positive factors links to cross-references, as well as major research.  

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Encyclopedia of Exploration by Carl Waldman, Alan Wexler, Jon Cunningham

By Carl Waldman, Alan Wexler, Jon Cunningham

The will for wisdom, assets, and status in addition to a feeling of accountability and adventurousness has pushed intrepid explorers clear of their houses and into the unknown because the time of the 1st humans. people are clearly curious, and their skill to visualize what lies simply past the horizon has helped them populate the globe, pushed their technological developments, and allowed them to find new methods of surviving in even the main inhospitable of environments. Encyclopedia of Exploration is a two-volume connection with the background of human exploration over land, throughout and lower than seas, and into area. This must-have set - a desirable, finished reference masking center themes within the college curriculum for international background and geography - info a number of facets of exploration, the various nice expeditions, and diverse explorers. Bridging the interest of today's scholars and basic readers with the studies of explorers of the earlier, the encyclopedia offers quick access to quite a lot of very important and engaging information.

Volume I: The Explorers is a "who used to be who" of global explorers, whereas quantity II: locations, applied sciences, and Cultural developments covers different major features of the heritage of exploration. The thematic association of the volumes permits readers to entry biographical profiles of vital explorers in a single quantity, whereas relating the second one quantity for entries on issues similar to cartography, circumnavigation, navigation, shipbuilding, missionaries, the slave exchange, the Vikings, girls explorers, and the fur exchange. This definitive connection with explorers and exploration good points thorough assurance and a large scope, making it an informative, interesting source compatible for college kids, researchers, and common readers. quantity I; quantity I: The Explorers specializes in the explorers, giving readers a feeling of the human drama - the achievements and the demanding situations - that those that pass the place few or none have long past prior to needs to face. New entries contain: Jacques Cousteau; Sir Vivian Fuchs; John Glenn, Jr.; Aleksei Leonov; Annie Peck; Valentina Tereshkova; and lots of more.;

Volume II; quantity II: locations, applied sciences, and Cultural developments covers the technical, social, cultural, and geographical parts of worldwide exploration. This volume's certain, A-to-Z entries emphasize the various components that experience frequently made up our minds the good fortune or failure of a given project.

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