The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Puzzles by The Diagram Group

By The Diagram Group

Sufficiently small to take wherever, but full of greater than three hundred brain-bending demanding situations! Pit your wits opposed to logic-teasers, matchstick quizzes, quantity difficulties, riddles, geometry puzzles, visible conundrums, notice wonders, photo difficulties, mazes, and lots more and plenty extra. attempt your reminiscence, mind's eye, math talents, powers of remark and deductive reasoning, and different psychological skills by means of turning into a detective, a magician, an architect, and an artistic philosopher. Play with dominoes, unscramble letters, discover inconsistencies, and clear up mysteries. lots of fun illustrations upload to the joys. 512 pages (all in 2-color), four 1/16 x five 1/4.

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Encyclopedia of social theory by George Ritzer

By George Ritzer

The Encyclopedia of Social conception is an quintessential reference resource for somebody drawn to the roots of up to date social conception. It examines the worldwide panorama of the entire key theories and the theorists in the back of them, offering them within the context had to comprehend their strengths and weaknesses. Led through the world over popular pupil George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory attracts jointly a staff of greater than two hundred overseas students protecting the advancements, achievements, and clients of social concept from its inception within the 18th century to the current. knowing that social idea can either clarify and change the social international, this two-volume set serves as not just a starting place for studying, but in addition an concept for artistic and reflexive engagement with the wealthy variety of rules it includes.

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Encyclopaedia Judaica (Ra-Sam) by Fred Skolnik

By Fred Skolnik

V. 1. Aa-Alp -- v. 2. Alr-Az -- v. three. Ba-Blo -- v. four. Blu-Cof -- v. five. Coh-Doz -- v. 6. Dr-Feu -- v. 7. Fey-Gor -- v. eight. Gos-Hep -- v. nine. Her-Int -- v. 10. Inz-Iz -- v. eleven. Ja-Kas -- v. 12. Kat-Lie -- v. thirteen. Lif-Mek -- v. 14. Mel-Nas -- v. 15. Nat-Per -- v. sixteen. Pes-Qu -- v. 17 Ra-Sam -- v. 18. San-Sol -- v. 19. Som-Tn -- v. 20. To-Wei -- v. 21. Wei-Zy -- v. 22. Thematic define and index

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Color Atlas of Human Body by Adolf Faller, Michael Schuenke

By Adolf Faller, Michael Schuenke

The elemental rules of the anatomy and body structure of the human physique are awarded in easy-to-read language with truly built-in textual content and four-color illustrations.
Full attention is given to the pursuits of varied disciplines within the overall healthiness care field.
The contents of the booklet were up-to-date. the entire chapters were multiplied and partly rewritten, relatively the following:
- Biology of the mobile (updated and expanded)
- Genetics and Evolution (new)
- Musculoskeletal procedure (17 new illustrations)
- center and Vascular method (new, clearer organization)
- Blood, Immune procedure and Lymphatic Organs (detailed assurance of the immune approach, based on the newest discoveries)
- Endocrine Organs (updated with many new illustrations)
- Digestive process (completely revised, together with new sections on Antioxidants and Medicinal Herbs
- replica, improvement and beginning (with new, distinct assurance of the fertilization process)
- principal and Peripheral fearful process (blood provide to the mind has been added)
A overall of fifty one new illustrations were additional, etc were revised.
Other new positive aspects are the precis on the finish of every bankruptcy, which studies the bankruptcy contents; the particular desk of Contents firstly of every bankruptcy; and the fold-out colour plate of a completely categorised skeleton.

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The Encyclopedia of World Religions (Facts on File Library by Robert S. Ellwood, Gregory D. Alles

By Robert S. Ellwood, Gregory D. Alles

"The Encyclopedia of global Religions goals to assist humans fulfill their interest a couple of vitally important point in their international: religions." So writes affiliate Editor Gregory Alles in his creation. Alles is going directly to declare that almost all reference works are "geared to a faculty and postgraduate audience," while this paintings "is assorted in that it goals to handle scholars directly."

Nearly 500 entries conceal themes from prehistoric and historical religions, significant modern international religions, suggestions, symbols, and personages. The entries for significant religions are the longest, masking or 3 pages and subdivided into sections that debate background, ideals, practices, businesses, and value. the shape is a standard alphabetical association of entries. As such, it's no longer undesirable, yet is it the right way to introduce younger readers to the diversity and complexity of religions of the realm? The entries for Christianity and Hinduism, between others, are tremendous succinct and choked with see references, forcing the reader to turn from one access to a different. There are longer, extra entire entries to be had on the earth e-book Encyclopedia, to call only one instance. The alphabetical association, notwithstanding invaluable from a ready-reference point of view, doesn't permit for a synthesis of the historical past, humans, and concepts of spiritual traditions and will now not be the easiest structure for pleasurable the interest of younger readers. proof On File's personal Encyclopedia of global Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's dwelling Religions (New York, 1987) is best during this regard.

Many entries commence with a dictionary-like definition that makes an attempt to seize the content material of the access in one headline. Prayer is outlined as "communication with a spiritual being, equivalent to a god, spirit, ancestor, or saint." That's beautiful strong. however the access for faith, Definition of starts off with the redundant word "explaining what faith is." Judaism in the US is outlined as "the perform of Judaism within the Western Hemisphere." using language during this paintings frequently indicates an try out at simplification long past unsuitable. even supposing designed for teens, the authors can have written the textual content in a fashion that might problem readers, all of the whereas last available to them.

In addition to shape and language, the content material of entries can also be questionable. The access abortion and faith exhibits that Roman Catholicism doesn't enable abortion whether the lifetime of the mummy is in jeopardy. Catholic theology is especially advanced in this factor. the excellence among direct and oblique abortion, the best conditions surrounding the health and wellbeing of the mummy, and the scientific intervention essential to keep her all confirm even if the dying of the fetus is morally applicable. even supposing all of this could good be past the scope of an encyclopedia for younger readers, the access because it stands is misleading.

Finally, the encyclopedia starts off with a chart giving the variety of adherents to religions around the world yet lacks any quotation for the resource of those figures. It ends with a supplemental bibliography of works geared for an undergraduate viewers and past, together with one in German. may perhaps no books on global religions for younger readers be chanced on?

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Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems by Julie McDowell

By Julie McDowell

This encyclopedia offers a concise but finished creation to every of the structures of the human physique, exploring all eleven organ structures of the human physique: the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, worried, reproductive, respiration, skeletal, and urinary structures. each one bankruptcy comprises certain descriptions of significant physiological approaches, telephone and tissue forms, in addition to the organs and their roles in the higher approach. distinctive awareness is additionally given to the ways that those structures engage. Written in available prose, this article is an easy-to-understand reference for lay readers of any age and an incredible source for any highschool future health curriculum.

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