The Encyclopedia of old average Scientists is the 1st complete English language paintings to supply a survey of all old usual technology, from its beginnings throughout the finish of overdue Antiquity. A workforce of over a hundred of the world’s specialists within the box have compiled this Encyclopedia, together with entries which aren't pointed out in the other reference paintings – leading to a different and highly formidable source so that it will turn out necessary for someone looking the main points of the historical past of historical science.
Additional positive aspects comprise a thesaurus, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The word list explains many Greek (or Latin) phrases tough to translate, while the Gazetteer describes the various locales from which scientists got here. The Time-Line exhibits the quick upward thrust within the perform of technological know-how within the fifth century BCE and quick decline after Hadrian, as a result centralization of Roman strength, with consequent lack of a context in which technological know-how may perhaps flourish.
This is often the most accomplished survey of the topic in one paintings, and it's unlucky that it has now not been up to date. a number of the articles are written by means of the editors, i.e., Wayne Dynes, William Percy (brother of Walker Percy) and "Warren Johansson" (Joseph Wallfield, died 1994). There are a few prime topics or theories that run all through this huge paintings, certainly one of that is in charge Christianity for the entire difficulties encountered via glossy homosexuals. This places this paintings against John Boswell's idea that the Catholic church was once gradual to undertake a adverse perspective. Homosexuality is taken as a given, and all antagonistic theories are refuted. It doesn't happen to the editors that every one human (and certainly, gendered) our bodies are heterosexually designed, and gay acts are hence played with our bodies which aren't designed with such acts in brain. This objection is kind of missed. the thing on Burma had not anything to claim, so i ponder why it used to be incorporated. a lot else should be stated approximately so giant a piece, yet permit me say that it truly is worthy examining so long as the reader retains an open brain.
By Thomson Gale
By U.S. ARMY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND TACOM
The frequent curiosity in explosives in the course of and because global warfare II has resulted
in the necessity for a accomplished insurance of the sector of explosives and related
items. In 1941-1944, Dr B. T. Fedoroff in collaboration with G. D. Clift had
published a "Laboratory handbook of Explosives" in 4 small volumes (Lefax Co),
for which there have been a number of requests. because the revealed versions have been exhausted and the plates have been now not on hand, Dr Fedoroff determined to jot down a
revised variation. because the paintings improved, it turned obvious that extra help
would be wanted, not just as a result super enlargement of the literature,
but additionally since it used to be made up our minds to increase the scope of the work
This Encyclopedia is meant to hide the next goods:
a) army and business explosives, explosive compositions, propellants and pyrotechnic compositions
b) Explosives and explosive compositions that have no longer been used for
military or commercial reasons
c) Analytical approaches for the extra common
explosives, propellants and pyrotechnic compositions
d) Compounds which deflagrate
or may perhaps explode as a result of the presence of plosophoric groups
e) Ammunition goods, equivalent to projectiles, bombs, grenades, detonators, fuzes, etc
f) Calibers of guns and projectiles utilized in the USA and international international locations
g) short definitions of ordnance phrases h)Names of scientists who made important
contributions within the fields of explosives, ammunition and weapons.
Over the years a couple of works, together with dictionaries, were published
in the sector of explosives, propellants, and so forth, that are of basic or restricted scope.
None of those has tried to incorporate in a single paintings a finished insurance of
the huge box of things indexed above.
The authors wish that this Encyclopedia should be of price not just in saving
many hours of library paintings but in addition in lowering the necessity for far laboratory work
in order to procure details already to be had. it's was hoping that a few of the data
and even loss of facts may perhaps stimulate extra paintings within the fields covered
In compiling this paintings, the authors have freely consulted with, and had the
cooperation of such a lot of participants directory will be impractical. Any attempt
to accomplish that may definitely lead to a few embarrassing omissions. We therefore
take this chance to thank all those that were consulted or who've helped
in alternative ways within the education of this paintings. through the Encyclopedia
information acquired from participants is said within the textual content. Picatinny
Arsenal Technical info (Library) reference works, reminiscent of journals,
periodicals books and unclassified reviews, have been made to be had in the course of the cooperation of all Library body of workers.
By Richard C. Selley, Robin Cocks, Ian Plimer
This unrivalled, five-volume reference paintings covers all points of geology together with earth historical past, earth fabrics, floor techniques, nearby geology, monetary geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, and the historical past of geology. The options of distant sensing and different instruments of research that experience complicated quickly over the past few a long time are defined intimately.
Encyclopedia of Geology is split into 340 articles, each one masking one point of geology. The ideas and thought are defined at a degree that permits undergraduates and informed lay humans to appreciate them. The reference has been deliberate and dependent to supply the person with a entire insurance of the center wisdom in every one region. it is going to turn into the reference of selection for modern day geologists and beyond.
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By Stanley Wolpert, Stanley A. Wolpert
Domestic to a 5th of the world's inhabitants and the biggest democracy on this planet, India holds a trendy position in present occasions but is still misunderstood in lots of methods via scholars, pros and others who search a unmarried, authoritative resource for info in this very important sector. The Encyclopedia of India meets this desire, encompassing the historical past, cultures, geography and religions of India from precedent days to the current day. around the 4 volumes of the Encyclopedia, readers are invited to discover India in a accomplished reference paintings of greater than six hundred alphabetically prepared, illustrated articles. As India's position in worldwide politics and economics maintains to develop, readers will locate the old and cultural info contained inside this paintings an imperative software to gaining a better appreciation of India and its position in our sleek global.
By Anne Marie Hacht
The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of global Literature permits scholars to examine an author's paintings within the context of the author's existence and instances. this set covers global authors from many sessions and genres, construction a wide realizing of many of the contexts within which literature may be considered, from the biographical to the literary and historic. Works will be considered during the lens of the historical past, traditions and studies of the author's own lifestyles and the ideals, occasions and existence in their surrounding international. The approximately 500 entries additionally establish the numerous literary units and worldwide issues which outline a writer's type and position the writer within the greater literary culture as chronicled and evaluated by way of critics through the years. as well as 500 pictures the set comprises serious considering and job activates, extra enhnacing the student's personal own reaction to worldwide literature.
By Gale Group Staff
A significant other to Worldmark Yearbook 2000, this 10th version bargains 4 volumes at the continents plus one at the United countries and a brand new quantity on global leaders. each one continent quantity comprises alphabetically prepared chaptersDranging from ten to 30 pagesDdescribing approximately two hundred nations and dependencies. every one bankruptcy encompasses a wide selection of data on 50 issues, together with inhabitants, topography, background, govt, media, and a bibliography. specially noteworthy: a few of these sections offer details no longer on hand in different geographical encyclopedias (e.g., judicial procedure, neighborhood executive, and libraries and museums). Compiled generally by means of lecturers, the succinctly written articles comprise a lot present details, a few of it courting from as lately as August 2000. the quantity on leaders is mainly necessary, delivering hard-to-find biographical info on lesser-known heads of nation. those profiles, ordinarily written or up to date in 2000, were culled from a number of print and internet resources. the amount at the United countries is a wonderful prepared reference, describing the historical past and constitution of U.N. organizations and together with important comparative statistical tables. a truly minor quibble: the rustic volumes don't include signed entries. nonetheless, this set is an exceptional resource delivering trustworthy, complete, and simply available info for commonly asked reference questions. the fee might be steep for smaller libraries, yet this can be hugely advised for better public and educational collections.
By Ruth M. Stone
Explores key topics in African song that experience emerged in contemporary years-a topic often ignored in country-by-country coverage
emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike stories that supply static interpretations remoted from different appearing traditions
presents the clean insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of various nationwide origins-African, Asian, eu, and American
Charts the move and impact of musicThe Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that the move of individuals and ideas around the continent, together with:
cross-regional musical affects all through Africa
* Islam and its impression on African tune
* unfold of guitar song
* Kru mariners of Liberia
* Latin American affects on African tune
* musical interchanges in neighborhood contexts
* crossovers among renowned and conventional practices. Audio CD integrated.