By Allen J. Bard, Martin Stratmann, Gerald S. Frankel
Unrivalled in its breadth and intensity, this 11-volume encyclopedia presents either a simple advent to all themes regarding glossy electrochemistry in addition to a finished evaluate of the topic. all through, the emphasis is in quick access to info, with each subject handled at an introductory, medium and complex point. This first class reference paintings is edited and written by means of well known scientists, protecting every thing from basic learn to parts of software. Alan Bard, skilled editor of the magazine of the yank Chemical Society, is among the most famed specialists in electrochemistry and one of many editors-in-chief.
By J. Gordon Melton
"Encyclopedia of Protestantism" explores the circulate that begun in Europe within the sixteenth century, confirmed itself against the Roman Catholic Church, unfold all over the world, and at the present time lives on in hundreds of thousands of person denominations and parachurch companies. This entire connection with Protestantism covers its historical past, options, humans, occasions, and significant businesses around the world. a unique attempt has been made to additionally comprise these elements of the realm within which Protestantism didn't take carry until eventually the nineteenth century, equivalent to Asia, Africa, and Oceania.The entries contain: Amish; Biblical feedback; Black theology; the basics; Hermeneutics; overseas Pentecostal Holiness Church; Jehovah's Witnesses; Laying on of fingers; Neo-Orthodoxy; Nineth-five Theses; Ordination of girls; Oriental project Society; William Penn; Televangelism; and, Ulrich Zwingli.
By Edward L Queen II, Stephen R Prothero, Gardiner H Shattuck Jr., Fairfax M Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity Martin E Marty
This quantity charts new territory in its assurance of spiritual heritage and variety within the usa. greater than 800 entries, a hundred of which were further for this variation, define the various philosophers, personalities, social matters, and cultural histories of spiritual practices all through American historical past. distinct emphasis has been given to contemporary advancements in American non secular lifestyles and at the historic contributions of individuals lengthy missed by means of non secular historians, together with African american citizens, local americans, and girls.
By Gwendolyn Mink, Alice M. O'Connor
Poverty within the usa: An Encyclopedia of heritage, Politics, and Policy follows the historical past of poverty within the usa with an emphasis at the twentieth century, and examines the evolvement of public coverage and the influence of severe events in social welfare resembling the hot Deal, the struggle on Poverty, and, extra lately, the "end of welfare as we all know it." Encompassing the contributions of 1000's of specialists, together with historians, sociologists, and political scientists, this source offers a much wider point of data than past, hugely selective works.
With nearly three hundred alphabetically-organized issues, it covers themes and matters starting from affirmative motion to the Bracero software, the good melancholy, and dwelling salary campaigns to household abuse and unemployment. different entries describe and examine the definitions and causes of poverty, the connection of the welfare kingdom to poverty, and the political responses through the bad, middle-class execs, and the coverage elite.
By Stephen J. Sansweet
THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE consultant TO an area myth PHENOMENON
The famous person Wars universe, very similar to our personal, is continually increasing. within the ten years because the book of the big name Wars Encyclopedia, much has occurred in that galaxy a long way, distant: 4 new characteristic motion pictures, a bunch of legit unique novels, comics, games, and extra. Now, thirty years of knowledge on all issues big name Wars–ranging from technology and know-how to background and geography, tradition and biography to ecology and cosmology–has been supplemented with a complete decade’s worthy of all-new fabric. Abundantly illustrated with full-color art and pictures, and now in a brand new three-volume version to house its wealth of unique entries, the celebrity Wars Encyclopedia encompasses the whole degree of George Lucas’s creation.
Here’s only a sampling of what’s inside:
• personality photos of either the popular (Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader) and the vague (Tnun Bdu, Tycho Celchu, Bib Fortuna)
• the natives and customs of planets as varied as Tatooine and Hoth, Dagobah and Kashyyyk
• the rituals, secrets and techniques, and traditions of Jedi Knights and Sith Lords
• a timeline of significant occasions in celebrity Wars heritage, from the Clone Wars and the inception of the Empire to the increase and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the invasion of the significant Yuuzhan Vong
Scrupulously researched and written by way of major experts Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob Vitas, and Daniel Wallace, this landmark paintings is the must-have centerpiece of each superstar Wars library.
By Peter B. Clarke
The clicking of past due hasn't been strong for brand new spiritual activities (NRMs), cementing a adverse view that equates them with cults, sects, or counterculture teams. whereas violence, brainwashing, and different tools of regulate are all a part of a few new non secular pursuits, they aren't the full tale. This new reference paintings makes an attempt to teach that NRMs are an international phenomenon attracting hundreds of thousands and will provide non secular innovation to present traditions, or inventive choices, even if by means of integrating the non secular and the mental or articulating a brand new version of real selfhood.
By Syed B. Hussain
The 1st and in basic terms encyclopedic set focusing completely in this phenomenon, Encyclopedia of Capitalism presents sincerely written definitions, descriptions, and reasons of subject matters and phrases that one is probably going to come across whilst learning capitalism. With progressively more nations engaging in capitalist enterprise practices, this paintings serves as a well timed, available reference at the topic.
By Jane Inman
Interpreting the several our bodies that post legitimate fabric, this publication describes the kinds of fabric released, the way it is made on hand and the way it really is recorded. discovering respectable British details makes a speciality of the electronic availability of reputable details and considers how a lot is now freely to be had on the net and the way to find it in addition to addressing problems with net simply publishing. It covers public our bodies within the united kingdom and contains courses issued by way of important and native executive in addition to the devolved assemblies and the various different enterprises that factor professional publications.
- Quick 'how to discover' part for every area
- Designed for the non-specialist
- Covering valuable and native executive, the devolved assemblies and different public our bodies within the united kingdom
By Brian K. Landsberg
In 262 entries, the set examines landmark items of laws, explaining the ancient elements that ended in the suggestion of every act, the adoption procedure and assessing every one act's influence on American lifestyles. All facets of laws are lined, together with the nationwide Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the kinfolk and scientific depart Act, the american citizens with Disabilities Act, the reasonable Housing Act, the liberty of data Act and masses extra