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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
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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
Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists

Benezit Dictionary of Asian Artists   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
713,152 words
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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 Middle ... More
Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators

Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators   Reference library

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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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
619,167 words
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Over 130 entries This publication, the first of its kind since 1898, represents the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts from ... More
Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
203,238 words
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140
Over 100 entries The fourth volume of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography covers the years 1979-2015, providing a riveting new way to understand twenty-first-century ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
800 entries With its coverage of environmental issues, global economics, online communications, and the latest political developments, this Encyclopedia is truly a 21st-century ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
2.48 million words
887 entries In this seminal work, experts from around the world provide authoritative coverage of the growing body of knowledge about ways to restore the planet. Focused on ... More
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
787,162 words
300 entries This renowned encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of the culture, history, and business of sports around the world. The third edition brings the study of ... More
The Oxford Companion to the Book

The Oxford Companion to the Book   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
1.00 million words
Illustration(s):
184
‘Provides a global approach to the world of the book and is, in every way, a monumental achievement’ – CHOICE The Oxford Companion to the Book ... 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:
786,191 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
A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
303,593 words
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A comprehensive and accessible survey of the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. It covers the people, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, from ... More
The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Over 11,000 entries This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers continents, countries, regions, islands, bays, capes, ... More
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations (4 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
408,709 words
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Over 1,700 entries Written by a leading team of political scientists, this dictionary embraces the multi-disciplinary spectrum of political theory including political thinkers, ... 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):
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Winner of the 2005 Annual Book Award at the American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists. This comprehensive scholarly reference ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
207,076 words
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1
This is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, ... More
A Dictionary of Accounting

A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
218,863 words
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Over 3,900 entries This best-selling dictionary contains entries on all aspects of accounting, including financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, ... More
A Dictionary of African Mythology

A Dictionary of African Mythology   Quick reference

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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
A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

A Dictionary of Asian Mythology   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Meet the supreme Gautama Buddha, the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesa, and Chang O, the Lunar Toad who is Chinese goddess of the Moon. Journey to the sacred Cambodian ruins of Angkor and ... More
A Dictionary of British Place Names

A Dictionary of British Place Names   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
288,089 words
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5
“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local Historian This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 engaging ... More
A Dictionary of Business and Management

A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
368,845 words
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‘will help to demystify terms such as bear hugs, white/grey knights, cash-cows and churning … strongly recommended’ – TES Over 7,000 entries This wide-ranging ... More

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