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Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 4,700 entries ... The Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists consists of more than 4,700 entries on Asian artists representing all regions of the continent, including the ... More
Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Over 3,200 entries ... The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators features over three thousand entries on British artists, ranging from contemporary ... More
The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
619,079 words
Illustration(s):
180
Over 130 entries ... This publication, the first of its kind since 1898, represents the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts ... More
The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
416,329 words
Illustration(s):
12
This critically acclaimed biographical dictionary of American economists offers in-depth biographies of the most important economic figures in American history from the seventeenth century ... More
The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists

The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
786,189 words
This wide-ranging Dictionary brings together in-depth biography essays on over six hundred individuals. It also includes coverage of individuals who are not normally thought of as ... More
The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (3 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
509,027 words
Over 10 500 entries ... This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers countries, regions, islands, cities, and towns, ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (3 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
365,450 words
Illustration(s):
2
This best-selling dictionary contains over 1,700 entries on all aspects of politics. Written by a leading team of political scientists, it embraces the whole multi-disciplinary spectrum of ... More
The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
1.46 million words
Illustration(s):
72
Winner of the 2005 Annual Book Award at the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. ... This comprehensive scholarly ... More
A Dictionary of Accounting

A Dictionary of Accounting (4 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
208,251 words
‘excellent … this dictionary achieves its stated purpose and should find a ready market with students and professionals in the world of accounting and finance’, Accountancy ... More
A Dictionary of African Mythology

A Dictionary of African Mythology Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
This collection of fascinating, mysterious, and revealing tales captures the immense sweep and diversity of African mythology. The stories touch on virtually every aspect of belief: gods ... More

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