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W. E. Johns

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(1893–1968) British boys' novelist and creator of Biggles The Camels Are Coming (1932) Children's FictionThe Cruise of the Condor (1933) Children's FictionBiggles Flies Again ...

Empire and Imperialism

Empire and Imperialism   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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48,163 words
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...volume gives a sound contemporary picture of the final days of the Portuguese empire and how Portugal came to be in such straits in Africa. Cann, John P. Counterinsurgency in Africa: The Portuguese Way of War, 1961–1974 . Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997. A comprehensive account of the Portuguese African campaigns of 1961–1974 that examines this complex subject as part of a coherent whole. Clarence-Smith, W. Gervase . The Third Portuguese Empire, 1875–1975: A Study in Economic Imperialism . Manchester, U.K.: Manchester University Press, 1985. The best...

Recording and playback devices

Recording and playback devices   Reference library

Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume, Jerome F. Weber, Jerome F. Weber, Jerome F. Weber, John Borwick, Anne Beetem Acker, D.E.L. Shorter, John Borwick, John Borwick, Anne Beetem Acker, and John Borwick

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Music
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16,541 words
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7

...1985, 3/1995) J. Eargle : Handbook of Recording Engineering (New York, 1986, 3/1996) D.M. Huber and R.E. Runstei : Modern Recording Techniques (Burlington, 7/2010) Arthur W.J.G. Ord-Hume (I, 1); Jerome F. Weber (I, 2); Jerome F. Weber /R (I, 3–5); Jerome F. Weber (with John Borwick )/ Anne Beetem Acker (I, 6); D.E.L. Shorter / John Borwick /R (II, 1–5); John Borwick / Anne Beetem Acker (II, 6); John Borwick /R (II, 7–10) ...

United States of America

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
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234,746 words
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...Johns Hopkins Press. Smith, L. G. , & J. R. Smith . 1974. Co-marital sex: The incorporation of extramarital sex into the marriage relationship. In: J. R. Smith & L. G. Smith , eds., Beyond monogamy (pp. 84–102). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. Smith, R. E. , C. J. Pine , & M. E. Hawley . 1988. Social cognitions about adult male victims of female sexual assault . Journal of Sex Research , 24:101–112. Smith, T. W. 1987 (August). Unpublished data from 1972–1987 general social surveys Chicago: National Opinion Research Center. Smith, T. W. 1990...

Children

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Erin E. Fleming, Jennifer L. Koosed, Pierre Brulé, Christian Laes, Chris Frilingos, Karina Martin Hogan, John W. Martens, and Melvin G. Miller

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
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25,560 words

...PhD diss., Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, 2010. Hallo, William W. , and K. Lawson Younger , eds. The Context of Scripture . 3 vols. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 1997. King, Philip J. , and Lawrence E. Stager . Life in Biblical Israel . Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2001. Knust, Jennifer Wright . Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire . New York: HarperOne, 2011. Koepf-Taylor, Laurel W. “Give Me Children or I Shall Die”: Children and Communal Survival in Biblical Israel ....

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

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John W. EMERSON, Daniel C. ESTY, William E. DORNBOS, and Marc A. LEVY

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
1,322 words

...and a commitment to forming a stable index to facilitate tracking performance over time. In this way, policy makers can rely upon the EPI in their decision making and, in the future, as one measure of the success of their policy initiatives. John W. EMERSON , Daniel C. ESTY , and William E. DORNBOS Yale University Marc A. LEVY Columbia University See also Carbon Footprint ; Development Indicators ; Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD) ; Genuine Progress Indicators (GPI) ; Global Environment Outlook (GEO) Reports...

Cults

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005

...1997. A collection of articles on aspects of ancient Egyptian society; those on priests, the dead, and the pharaoh are particularly relevant to cults and worship. Fairman, H. W. Worship and Festivals in an Egyptian Temple . Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 37 (1954), 165–203. Important survey of the architecture, rituals, and festivals of the temple of Horus at Edfu. Fairman, H. W. The Kingship Rituals of Egypt. In Myth, Ritual, and Kingship , edited by S. H. Hooke , pp. 74–104. Oxford, 1958. Although old, still one of the best concise discussions of...

Daniel, Book of

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

...and commentary. Nickelsburg, George W. E. Jewish Literature between the Bible and the Mishnah . Philadelphia, 1981. Nickelsburg, George W. E. “Stories of Biblical and Early Post Biblical Times.” In Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period , edited by Michael E. Stone , pp. 33–87. Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum 2.2. Philadelphia, 1985. Nickelsburg, George W. E. “ 4Q551: A Vorlage to the Story of Susanna or a Text Related to Judges 19. ” Journal of Jewish Studies 48 (1997), 349–351. Roth, W. M. H. “ For Life, He Appeals to Death...

Community Kingdoms

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
5,658 words

...of segmentary state expansion during the Late Postclassic. Fox, John W. “Political Cosmology among the Quiché Maya.” In Factional Competition and Political Development in the New World , edited by Elizabeth M. Brumfiel and John W. Fox , pp. 158–170. Cambridge, 1993. How the sequence of thirteen rulers structured Quiché history and political development, and how conquered peoples were added to the Quiché state according to the principles of the solar calendar. Fox, John W. , Garrett W. Cook , Arlen F. Chase , and Diane Z. Chase . “ Questions of...

Johns, W. E.

Johns, W. E.   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
220 words

...( 1951 ). Johns produced more than one hundred Biggles books, many other stories, including science fiction, and tales about a flying heroine, “ Worrals .” In the years after World War II, Johns's books became extraordinarily popular and were translated into many languages; a 1964 UNESCO report named Biggles as the most popular juvenile hero in the world. Although sometimes criticized for racism and violence, Johns's work has been vigorously defended by Peter Berresford Ellis and Jennifer Schofeld in Biggles!: The Life Story of Capt. W. E. Johns ( 1993...

Johns, W. E.

Johns, W. E. (1893–1968)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., W. E. [ William Earle Johns ] ( 1893–1968 ) British boys' novelist and creator of Biggles The Camels Are Coming ( 1932 ) Children's Fiction The Cruise of the Condor ( 1933 ) Children's Fiction Biggles Flies Again ( 1934 ) Children's Fiction Biggles of the Camel Squadron ( 1934 ) Children's Fiction Biggles Flies East ( 1935 ) Children's Fiction Biggles in Africa ( 1936 ) Children's Fiction Biggles Flies West ( 1937 ) Children's Fiction Biggles Flies South ( 1938 ) Children's Fiction Biggles Flies North ( 1939 ) Children's Fiction...

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