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Download E-books The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction PDF

By George Mann

This encyclopedia is the main updated, concise, transparent and cheap consultant to all elements of technology fiction, from its history to regularly occurring topics and units, from authors (established and new) to motion pictures. technological know-how fiction has developed into the most well known, state of the art and fascinating fiction geners, with a proliferation of recent and vintage authors, issues and ideas, video clips, television sequence and awards. prepared in an A-Z layout, and that includes a accomplished index and cross-referencing process, The great Encyclopedia of technological know-how Fiction can also be the main obtainable and straightforward to take advantage of encyclopedia of its variety at the moment to be had.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of World War II (2 Vol Set) (Facts on File Library of World History) PDF

By Alan Axelrod

International struggle II, the most important and deadliest clash in human historical past, is broadly thought of the pivotal occasion of the fashionable age. From the increase of fascist Europe to the atomic bombings of Japan, Encyclopedia of worldwide battle II provides the entire tale of this nice clash in additional than seven-hundred entries. foreign in scope, this two-volume A-to-Z reference covers the army, ancient, political, diplomatic, and biographical points of the warfare.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of American Race Riots [2 volumes]: Greenwood Milestones in African American History PDF

2008 Ida B. Wells and Cheikh Anta Diop Award for striking Scholarship in Africana Studies

2007 Choice impressive educational identify

Race riots are the main obtrusive and modern screens of the racial strife operating via America's heritage. generally city, quite often outdoors the South, and typically white-instigated, the quantity and violence of race riots elevated as blacks migrated out of the agricultural South and into the North and West's industrialized towns in the course of the early a part of the twentieth-century. although white / black violence has been the most typical type of racial violence, riots concerning Asians and Hispanics also are integrated and examined.

Race riots are the main obtrusive and modern monitors of the racial strife operating via America's historical past. often city, typically outdoor the South, and commonly white-instigated, the quantity and violence of race riots elevated as blacks migrated out of the agricultural South and into the North and West's industrialized towns in the course of the early a part of the twentieth-century. whereas such a lot riots have happened in the previous century, the encyclopedia reaches again to colonial background, giving the encyclopedia an unparalleled ancient intensity. even though white on black violence has been the commonest type of racial violence, riots related to different racial and ethnic teams, similar to Asians and Hispanics, also are incorporated and tested. equipped A-Z, themes contain: infamous riots just like the Tulsa Riots of 1921, the l. a. Riots of 1965 and 1992; the African-American community's preparedness and responses to this odious kind of mass violence; federal responses to rioting; an exam of the underlying reasons of rioting; the reactions of trendy figures comparable to H. Rap Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr to rioting; and lots more and plenty more.

Many of the entries describe and study specific riots and violent racial incidents, together with the next: Belleville, Illinois, insurrection of 1903 Harlem, long island, revolt of 1943 Howard seashore Incident, 1986 Jackson kingdom collage Incident, 1970 la, California, rebel of 1992 Memphis, Tennessee, insurrection of 1866 pink summer time Race Riots of 1919 Southwest Missouri Riots 1894-1906 Texas Southern collage insurrection of 1967 Entries overlaying the sufferers and rivals of race violence, contain the subsequent: Black squaddies, Lynching of Black ladies, Lynching of Diallo, Amadou Hawkins, Yusef King, Rodney Randolph, A. Philip Roosevelt, Eleanor until eventually, Emmett, Lynching of Turner, Mary, Lynching of Wells-Barnett, Ida B. Many entries additionally conceal laws that has addressed racial violence and inequality, in addition to teams and firms that experience both fought or promoted racial violence, together with the subsequent: Anti-Lynching League Civil Rights Act of 1957 fiscal chance Act of 1964 Ku Klux Klan nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP) country of Islam Vigilante firms White League different entries specialize in appropriate innovations, tendencies, issues, and courses. in addition to virtually three hundred cross-referenced entries, so much of which finish with lists of extra readings, the encyclopedia additionally deals a timeline of racial violence within the usa, an intensive bibliography of print and digital assets, a range of vital basic records, various illustrations, and an in depth topic index.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia Of Popular Music PDF

The Encyclopedia Of well known tune is universally famous because the so much finished and authoritative reference paintings on renowned track. This new multiplied version is a vital reference ebook for a person who has a question approximately any element of twentieth Century renowned song, together with rock, dance, rap and R&B, in addition to blues, soul, kingdom and folks.

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Download E-books The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Spells: 88 Incantations to Entice Love, Improve a Career, Increase Wealth, Restore Health, and Spread Peace PDF

By Michael Johnstone

Listed here are enjoyable spells for all wishes: to restore ardour, to discover love, for healthiness, to draw funds, and to assist task seekers. there is one for cat lovers—88 white-magic spells in all. The final Encyclopedia of Spells contains every little thing one must make their desires come actual, together with functional steps to take if the spells do not take influence immediately. With step by step, easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find instruments and constituents, this complete quantity emphasizes the way to use spells and magic absolutely, for self-development. observe your precise nature and future with this enjoyable advisor to self-help magic!

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture (Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture) PDF

By Gary W. McDonogh

As a gathering aspect for global cultures, the united states is characterised by means of its breadth and variety. Acknowledging that variety is the basic characteristic of yankee tradition, this quantity is geared up round a prepared know-how of race, gender, category and area and with over 1,200 alphabetically-arranged entries - spanning 'the American century' from the top of global warfare II to the current day - the Encyclopedia presents a one-stop resource for insightful and stimulating insurance of all elements of that culture.
Entries diversity from brief definitions to longer assessment essays and with complete cross-referencing, huge indexing, and a thematic contents checklist, this quantity offers an important cultural context for either academics and scholars of yank reports, in addition to supplying attention-grabbing insights into American tradition for the final reader. The feedback for additional analyzing, which follows so much entries, also are valuable courses to extra really expert resources.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of the Elements: Technical Data - History - Processing - Applications PDF

By Per Enghag

Well-known for its background of diverse point discoverers, Sweden is the starting place of this accomplished encylopedia of the elements.
It offers either an incredible database for pros in addition to distinctive analyzing starting from historic evidence, discoverers' pics, color plates of mineral kinds, average occurrences, and business figures to successful and refining methods, organic roles and functions in sleek chemistry, engineering and industry.
Elemental information is gifted actually tables which come with quite a few actual and thermodynamic houses, isotope lists, radiation absorption features, NMR parameters, and others. additional pertinent info is available in extra tables during the text.
released in Swedish in 3 volumes from 1998 to 2000, the contents were revised and multiplied by means of the writer for this English variation.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature PDF

By David Patterson

Whether it is a novel, memoir, diary, poem, or drama, a typical thread runs throughout the literature of the Nazi Holocaust―a motif of non-public testimony to the dearness of humanity. With that point of view the specialist authors of Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature adopt profiling 128 of the main influential first new release authors who both survived, perished, or have been heavily attached to the Holocaust. prepared alphabetically by way of writer, the entire entries solution an analogous uncomplicated questions about the writer and his or her paintings: what's the nature of the author's literary reaction to the Holocaust? what's his or her position in Holocaust literature? What does the author's paintings give a contribution to an knowing of the Holocaust? what's distinct in regards to the author's paintings? What are a few key moments within the author's existence? What matters does the author's paintings pose for the reader? to handle those questions, the entries are more often than not prepared into 3 fundamental divisions: (1) a gap part on why the author's paintings has an important or special position in Holocaust literature, (2) a moment part containing details at the author's biography, and (3) a severe exam of the highlights of the author's paintings. in general, the 3rd part is the longest, because the concentration of the encyclopedia is the literature, no longer the author.

The Encyclopedia is meant for all scholars and lecturers of the Holocaust, despite their degrees of studying. Avenues for extra study are included on the end of every access and in a finished bibliography of basic works of Holocaust literature and a moment bibliography of serious experiences of Holocaust literature.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians PDF

Until the final centuries, the human landscapes of the good Plains have been formed exclusively via local american citizens, and because then the zone has persevered to be outlined via the iconic presence of its Indigenous peoples. The Encyclopedia of the nice Plains Indians bargains a sweeping evaluate, throughout time and house, of this tale in 123 entries drawn from the acclaimed Encyclopedia of the nice Plains, including 23 new entries concentrating on modern Plains Indians, and lots of new photographs.
Here are the peoples, areas, strategies, and occasions that experience formed lives of the Indians of the nice Plains from the beginnings of human habitation to the present—not in simple terms yesterday’s wars, treaties, and traditions but additionally today’s tribal schools, casinos, and felony battles. as well as entries on frequent names from the prior like Sitting Bull and loopy Horse, new entries on modern figures reminiscent of American Indian stream non secular chief Leonard Crow puppy and activists Russell ability and Leonard Peltier are incorporated within the quantity. Influential author Vine Deloria Sr., Crow drugs lady beautiful defend, Nakota blues-rock band Indigenous, and the Nebraska Indians baseball crew also are one of the entries during this finished account. a person eager to find out about Plains Indians, previous and current, will locate this an authoritative and engaging source.

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