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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
890,641 words
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...Encyclopedia Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work This encyclopedia features concise entries providing essential information on a range of subjects, including world affairs, science and technology, the arts, modern and ancient history, religion, sports, and popular culture. World Encyclopedia . Philip's, 2008. Oxford Reference Online . Oxford University Press. 9780199546091 © Philip's Ltd 2008 Philip's ...

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
1.92 million words
Illustration(s):
97

... of Aesthetics Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Editor in Chief Preface History of Aesthetics General Structure of the Encyclopedia Criteria For the Inclusion of Entries End Matter Directory of Contributors The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is the first reference work to survey the full breadth of critical thought on art, culture, and society from classical philosophy to contemporary critical theory. A 1998 RUSA Outstanding Reference Source, the Encyclopedia features 600 articles on the major concepts,...

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
551,775 words
Illustration(s):
17

... of Rhetoric Front Matter Publishing Information Acknowledgements EDITOR IN CHIEF CONSULTING EDITORS Preface End Matter Directory of Contributors Synoptic Outline of Contents The Encyclopedia of Rhetoric is a comprehensive survey of one of the Western world's oldest disciplines. Its 150 entries, written by leading scholars, bring together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion. The...

Encyclopedia of Semiotics

Encyclopedia of Semiotics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
469,278 words
Illustration(s):
25

... of Semiotics Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Editor in Chief Preface Preface Bibliography End Matter Directory of Contributors The Encyclopedia of Semiotics is a comprehensive reference guide to concepts in semiotics, sign theory, and cultural studies. Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields—from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy—survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture. These articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools...

Encyclopedia of Evolution

Encyclopedia of Evolution   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences, Social sciences, Anthropology
Length:
958,516 words
Illustration(s):
261

...topics. The Encyclopedia of Evolution provides introductions to technical areas of genetics, evolutionary theory, and evolutionary modelling, as well as accounts of the taxonomy of major groups of plants and animals. These articles are informative in their own right and provide the background to other articles in the Encyclopedia . The topical outline provided at the front of the Encyclopedia is a helpful way to see at a glance the main areas of our coverage and how these areas are linked to articles from other areas of the Encyclopedia . This is...

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
2.77 million words
Illustration(s):
179

... of Aesthetics Second Edition Front Matter Publishing Information Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Second Edition Dedication Editorial and Production Staff Contents Editorial Board List of Entries Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Encyclopedia of Aesthetics End Matter Topical Outline of Entries Directory of Contributors Index Featuring 815 articles by distinguished scholars from many fields and countries, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics is a comprehensive survey of major...

Encyclopedia of Africa

Encyclopedia of Africa   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
Length:
919,423 words
Illustration(s):
191

... of Africa Front Matter Publishing Information Editors Editorial and Production Staff Introduction Acknowledgments Chronology of Selected Events End Matter Bibliography The Encyclopedia of Africa presents the most up-to-date and thorough reference in world history, politics, and culture on this region of ever-growing importance. Its core is comprised of entries focusing on African history and culture from 2005’s acclaimed five-volume Africana—nearly two-thirds of these 1,300 entries have been updated, revised, and...

The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy, Religion
Length:
277,800 words

...This is an indispensable reference work for students of Islamic and comparative philosophy. Oliver Leaman , Professor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, is the General Editor of The Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy and the author and editor of several books on Islamic philosophy and Jewish philosophy. The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy. Edited by Oliver Leaman 9780199754731 2006 First published 2006 © Continuum 2006 Continuum ...

Encyclopedia of Social Work

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Social Welfare and Social Services
Length:
1.44 million words
Illustration(s):
15

... of Social Work Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction The Context and Conditions The Intellectual and Technical Production of the Twentieth Edition Encyclopedia Content Acknowledgments How to Use the Encyclopedia Editorial Board Area Editors End Matter Biographies Ethical Standards in Social Work: The NASW Code of Ethics References Evolution of Selected Organizations Distinctive Dates in Social Welfare History Further Reading Indicators for the Achievement of the NASW Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work...

Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encyclopedia of Global Change   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
895,102 words
Illustration(s):
376

... of Global Change Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Editor in Chief Preface Introduction Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Symbols End Matter Directory of Contributors Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth. The entries cover a range of general research categories: altered ecosystems, climate change, food and...

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
Length:
1.33 million words
Illustration(s):
520

...Encyclopedia of Linguistics Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction to the Second Edition Introduction to the First Edition End Matter Directory of Contributors 2004 Reference Reviews Top Ten Print Reference Source 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Second Edition 850 entries The Encyclopedia encompasses the full range of topics in linguistics, including such areas as historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics. Special attention is given to...

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

... Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction to the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Volumes List Combined List of Entries from the Ten Volumes of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Reader’s Guide to the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability About the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Contributors to Volumes 1–10 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Volume 1: Editors, Staff, Credits Volume 2: Editors, Staff, Credits Volume 3: Editors, Staff, Credits Volume 4: Editors, Staff, Credits Volume 5: Editors, Staff, Credits Volume...

The Encyclopedia of Mammals

The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
565,820 words
Illustration(s):
751

...Encyclopedia of Mammals Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work Contributors Preface ‘an ultimate in natural history books’ - Irish Times Written by an international team of experts and edited by renowned zoologist Professor David Macdonald, this new edition of The Encyclopedia of Mammals has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the most recent developments in modern zoology. It covers the behaviour, diet, distribution, and evolution of every known living mammal in the world in clear,...

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...Joan Lebold Cohen End Matter Image Sources 800 entries With its coverage of environmental issues, global economics, online communications, and the latest political developments, this Encyclopedia is truly a 21st-century work. While including many articles about China's earliest history - going back more than 5,000 years - the Encyclopedia is focused on the events, concepts, and people that matter today. The authors of its 800 accessibly written and lavishly illustrated articles, which range from 600 to 6,000 words, are scholars at major...

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
1.36 million words
Illustration(s):
6

... of the Enlightenment Front Matter Publishing Information Preface Common Abbreviations Used in This Work Editorial Board Picture Credits End Matter Directory of Contributors 2003 Booklist Editors' Choice 2003 Library Journal Best Reference Source 2004 Library Journal Starred Review 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 700 entries Covering the “long” Enlightenment, from the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars range from ...

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Encyclopedia of Human Rights   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
1.75 million words

... of Human Rights Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD FOREWORD PREFACE Introduction Introduction Overview of Rights Developments This Encyclopedia The Encyclopedia: Origins, Other Considerations Using the Encyclopedia Acknowledgments End Matter Directory of Contributors The five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights , edited by David Forsythe, offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history in over 300 entries signed by leading scholars and human rights experts....

The International Studies Encyclopedia

The International Studies Encyclopedia   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
5.02 million words
Illustration(s):
98

...Peace Studies Section Introduction Political Geography Post-Communist States Section Essays Scientific Study of International Processes Section Introduction Women’s Caucus for International Studies Section Introduction Over 450 entries The International Studies Encyclopedia , published in association with the International Studies Association (ISA), is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. It brings together specially commissioned, peer reviewed essays, written and...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
2.01 million words
Illustration(s):
502

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD Preface Abbreviations End Matter Internet Sites. Directory of Contributors ...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
1.91 million words
Illustration(s):
320

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction How to Use the Encyclopedia Acknowledgments End Matter Directory of Contributors 2008 Dartmouth Medal Winner 2008 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source The Encyclopedia covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding,...

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
2.98 million words
Illustration(s):
664

...Encyclopedia of the Modern World Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD Preface Acknowledgments Chronology End Matter Directory of Contributors Through its fluent global coverage, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to social, economic, cultural, and political topics. The Encyclopedia contains articles on world events; countries; organizations; regions; ethnic groups; and themes such as social history,...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.02 million words
Illustration(s):
87

...the colonial and postcolonial periods, the Encyclopedia covers art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region in fully cross-referenced, signed articles by the leading scholars in the discipline. Now teaching at Harvard Divinity School, Editor in Chief Dav́d Carrasco was Professor of the History of Religions and Director of the Raphael and Fletcher Lee Moses Mesoamerican Archive at Princeton University when the Encyclopedia first appeared in print. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures . Ed. Davíd...

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

The International Encyclopedia of Dance   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2.55 million words

...International Encyclopedia of Dance Front Matter Publishing Information Preface Introduction Directory of Contributors Picture Credits 1998 Choice Outstanding Academic Book 1998 Library Journal Best Reference 1998 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source With nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance—theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes,...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Ancient history (non-classical to 500 CE)
Length:
1.39 million words
Illustration(s):
81

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Preface Egypt and its Neighbours End Matter Directory of Contributors 2002 Dartmouth Medal Winner 2002 Association of American Publishers Best Multivolume Reference, Humanities 2002 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2001 Library Journal Best Reference 2001 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Featuring 600 original articles written by leading scholars, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt goes far beyond the records of...

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
884,578 words
Illustration(s):
666

...Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts Front Matter Publishing Information Preface Introduction Acknowledgements Abbreviations A Note on the Use of the Encyclopedia End Matter Illustration Acknowledgements Contributors 2006 Library Journal Best Reference 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Over 3,000 entries The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Explore the works of Alvar Aalto and...

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

... of the Dead Sea Scrolls Front Matter Editorial Board Directory of Contributors Publishing Information Preface The Collections The Purpose and Design of the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls How to Use the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls Acknowledgments End Matter Provisional List of Documents from the Judean Desert Index of Document Names to Document Numbers Synoptic Outline of Contents When Bedouin shepherds discovered the first of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947, one of the most fascinating mysteries of ancient...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1.51 million words

...Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work Preface by Jay Parini Chronology End Matter Directory of Contributors Copyright Notices 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2004 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association “Best Reference Title” 2004 Library Journal Best Reference 350 entries This award-winning Encyclopedia surveys the vibrant terrain of American literature in 350 essays from leading scholars, encompassing the range and depth of American...

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
2.85 million words
Illustration(s):
22

...Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy Front Matter Publishing Information Preface Introduction How to Use this Encyclopedia Acknowledgements List of Contributors This is the first comprehensive reference work devoted to philosophy in Britain. In addition to biographical entries on the lives and works of individual thinkers, it incorporates major historical surveys of the core philosophical topics, mini factual entries to facilitate reference, and detailed entries on themes, movements, institutions, journals, influences and theories through...

The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life

The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
157,385 words
Illustration(s):
252

...Encyclopedia of Underwater Life Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work Contributors Preface End Matter Glossary Bibliography A breathtaking insight into underwater life, this Encyclopedia offers unrivalled coverage of the fish and aquatic invertebrates that inhabit our rivers, lakes, and oceans. It describes in detail the anatomy, behaviour, habitat, breeding, and conservation status of species: from microscopic, single-celled organisms swept along by water currents to gigantic powerhouses of the deep....

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1.66 million words
Illustration(s):
169

...Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work Preface EDITORIAL BOARD Editor in Chief End Matter DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS 2006 ALA/RUSA Best Reference 2006 Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2006 Booklist Editor's Choice The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of literature from the Abbey Theatre to Israel Zangwill, covering the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages (Anglo-Saxon,...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
1.65 million words

...The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. This broadly cast, interdisciplinary definition allows for a comprehensive social and intellectual history of early modern Europe. Hans J. Hillerbrand is Professor of Religion at Duke University. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the...

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

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

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
787,162 words

...and offer readers a solid understanding of why sports are played the way they are and what they mean to society. David Levinson is a cultural anthropologist. He has been the editor or senior editor of several major anthropological reference works including the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, and American Immigrant Groups. He received his PhD at SUNY/Buffalo and his own research has focused on cross-cultural studies, forgotten or invisible peoples, family relationships, ethnic relations, and local history and culture. Dr....

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
1.09 million words
Illustration(s):
401

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work EDITORIAL BOARD INTRODUCTION End Matter Awards Collections of Children’s Literature DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS 2006 ALA/RUSA Best Reference 2006 Booklist Editor's Choice 2006 Library Journal Best Reference Written by an international roster of more than 300 authors, the Encyclopedia comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. With a global perspective that pays attention...

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
Length:
1.38 million words

...Guide Reader’s Guide Categories Maps Contributors Preface Introduction to the 2nd Edition About William H. McNeill Editor, Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History ( 1st and 2nd Editions ) Photo and Quotation Credits How To Spell It and How To Say It: 100 Important People, Places, and Terms in World History End Matter 580 entries From the big bang to the 21st century, this renowned encyclopedia provides an integrated view of human and universal history. Eminent scholars examine environmental and social issues by exploring...

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
701,861 words
Illustration(s):
324

... of Climate and Weather Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Editorial and Production Staff List of Articles Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Common Abbreviations Used in This Work Measures and Conversions Prefixes for International System of Units End Matter Glossary Topical Outline of Entries Directory of Contributors to the Second Edition Directory of Contributors to the First Edition Index For most of history, humans have made every possible effort to accurately foretell the weather...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
Length:
676,222 words
Illustration(s):
6

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation Editorial and Production Staff Contents List of Articles Series Introduction Preface Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of...

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1.64 million words
Illustration(s):
501

...social and political history. With a focus on focus on Europe and Christendom, the Encyclopedia also covers the rise of Islam and people of other cultures with whom Europeans came into contact. André Vauchez is director of the French School in Rome. Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages . Ed. André Vauchez. © 2001 by James Clarke & Co. Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages (e-reference edition). Distributed by Oxford University Press. First edition 9780227679319 9780195188172 2001 First published 1997 in French by Editions du Cerf; first published in English in...

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
1.56 million words

...Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction Reader's Guide Bibliography Acknowledgments and Description of the Genesis and Evolution of the Encyclopedia Editors and Contributors Associate Editors Assistant Editors Executive Editors List of Contributors 2005 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source 2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material,...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
580,433 words
Illustration(s):
38

...Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction Preface Common Abbreviations Used in This Work End Matter Directory of Contributors From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anticolonialist movements of Pan Africanism and Negritude, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora. All major trends in African philosophy, political theory, and...

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.81 million words

...Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace Front Matter Publishing Information FOREWORD EDITOR’s INTRODUCTION Introduction Outline of Areas of Coverage Peace Values and Action ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTORY ESSAY Note A “Liberal” Moment of Peace? End Matter DIRECTORY OF CONTRIBUTORS Key Terms in Peace Research Other Glossaries in the Field This innovative, multivolume encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and...

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1.65 million words
Illustration(s):
674

...Grove Encyclopedia of American Art Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Editor in Chief Area Editors Consulting Editors Introduction American art in the 21st century How to Use the Encyclopedia Acknowledgments A Note on the Use of the Encyclopedia Illustration Acknowledgments Abbreviations Used in This Work General Locations Journals Standard Reference Books and Series End Matter Directory of Contributors The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from...

The New Encyclopedia of Birds

The New Encyclopedia of Birds   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
317,075 words
Illustration(s):
610

...New Encyclopedia of Birds Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work Contributors Preface Notes on Classification What is a Bird? Class: Aves Not Too Big and Not Too Small Search of the Legendary Roc, In Bird Body Plan A Body Plan for Flying Warm, Light, and Streamlined Flightless Birds The Advantages of One-Way Breathing Adaptations for Swimming Other Flight Adaptations Vision, Hearing, Smell Patterns of Breeding End Matter Glossary Bibliography The New Encyclopedia of Birds is the definitive single-volume...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
762,892 words
Illustration(s):
26

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication Topical Outline of Articles Communicating Intergroup Matters: The Encyclopedia in Context Acknowledgments End Matter Directory of Contributors Index Over 80 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of Intergroup Communication is the first dedicated to this burgeoning field within communication studies. The essays in this collection explore geographic regions, communication processes, theories, and applied areas of interest, all...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1.25 million words
Illustration(s):
8

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedias List of Articles Topical Outline of Articles List of Illustrations and Maps Preface Acknowledgments Note on Editions End Matter Directory of Contributors Index 125 scholarly articles The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther is a collaboration of the leading scholars in the field of Reformation research and the thought, life, and legacy of influence – for good and for ill – of Martin Luther. In 2017 the world marks 500 years since the...

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
547,146 words

...Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity Front Matter Publishing Information Editors, Consultants, and Advisory Members Preface Introduction Abbreviations End Matter Contributors Donors Bibliography on Christianity in South Asia Over 1,100 entries Ambitious, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity covers for the first time the 2000-year old story of Christianity in India and its neighbouring countries. Looking at Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and...

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
719,457 words
Illustration(s):
223

...Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India a–g Front Matter Publishing Information The Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī Team Preface Publisher's Note End Matter Key to Initials Contributors and Scrutinizers Resource Persons Artistes Involved in Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī's Fund-raising Concerts Credits for Illustrations Bibliography Index Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India depicts the story of Indian music through 2,000 years of history. Entries cover forms of music from classical to...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1.88 million words
Illustration(s):
345

...Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD Directory of Contributors EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION STAFF Preface Using the Encyclopedia Acknowledgments Common Abbreviations Used in This Work Publishing in print in February 2009, this encyclopedia presents students, researchers, political analysts, journalists, and common readers with accurate, comprehensive, and balanced scholarship on all aspects of the world's fastest-growing religion and the areas it affects: society, politics, economics,...

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
2.26 million words
Illustration(s):
358

...Encyclopedia of Legal History Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION STAFF Preface Common Abbreviations Used in This Work End Matter Topical Outline of Contents Directory of Contributors The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History , edited by Stanley N. Katz, is the first encyclopedia of law to provide both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems. A truly international and interdisciplinary reference work, the Oxford International Encyclopedia of...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
1.81 million words
Illustration(s):
396

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome Front Matter Publishing Information Preface Acknowledgments Directory of Contributors Common Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE. It also covers the legacy of the classical world and its interpretation and influence in subsequent centuries. The Encyclopedia brings the work of the best...

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...history between c.1720 and c.1820 . Mark G. Spencer is Associate Professor of History at Brock University, Canada, and has published widely in the fields relating to the American Enlightenment. The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment 1 9780826479693 9780199797738 2/26/2015 The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment, First Edition (2015) © Mark G. Spencer and Contributors 2015 Bloomsbury Academic ...

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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...Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality Front Matter Publishing Information How to Use This Encyclopedia Foreword Preface An Introduction to the Many Meanings of Sexological Knowledge Introduction Issue One: Science, Values, and Assumptions Issue Two: Scientific Fads about Cultural Universals Issue Three: The Insider and the Outsider Perspective Quo Vadis, Cross-Cultural Sexology? References End Matter Last-Minute Developments Global Trends: Some Final Impressions Contributors and Acknowledgments An International Directory...

The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1.78 million words
Illustration(s):
590

...Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction Acknowledgements A Note on the Use of the Encyclopedia Illustration Acknowledgements Map of Europe Thematic Index Abbreviations End Matter Contributors The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art offers the most current and comprehensive scholarly information on the visual arts of the Renaissance in Northern Europe. Unparalleled in scope and depth, covers a wide range of subject areas, addressing people and subjects specific to...

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
1.29 million words
Illustration(s):
571

...Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction Acknowledgements A Note on the Use of the Encyclopedia Illustration Acknowledgements Abbreviations GENERAL Thematic Index Dynasties Towns, Cities and Regions Architects Calligraphers Enamel painters Illustrators and Miniature Painters Lacquer painters Metalworkers Painters (oil and other media) Patrons Photographers Potters Sculptors Women artists Writers and collectors End Matter Contributors The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
987,638 words
Illustration(s):
95

... Front Matter Publishing Information Dedication About the Oxford Research Encyclopedias List of Articles Preface Acknowledgments Varieties of Urbanization Political Economies Informal Economies Urban Migrations Neighborhood, Community, and Space Building the Metropolis Nature and the Environment The Social Fabric Violence and Disorder The Postwar and Postindustrial Metropolis End Matter Directory of Contributors The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Urban History synthesizes three generations of urban historical scholarship, providing...

The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
324,112 words

...Encyclopedia of the History of American Management Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction How to use the Encyclopedia General Bibliography List of Contributors Editorial Board Contributors This comprehensive reference source on American business and management includes over 250 in-depth entries tracing the development of management thinking and business culture in North America. The editor has adopted an inclusive policy, covering all the major developments in business cultures and management thinking and practice since the 17th century...

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
1.21 million words
Illustration(s):
651

...Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture Front Matter Publishing Information Preface Introduction Acknowledgements Abbreviations End Matter Illustration Acknowledgements Contributors 2007 Booklist Editor's Choice 2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Over 1,000 entries The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture is the most current and comprehensive reference resource for the visual arts of the Classical period. It features an abundance of in-depth articles on this field of enduring...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1.90 million words
Illustration(s):
441

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD EDITOR IN CHIEF Introduction We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants. Joining Women's History and World History. A World of Expertise. Chronology of Women's History End Matter Directory of Contributors The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History , edited by Bonnie G. Smith, captures the experiences of women throughout history in a far-reaching, four-volume work. Although there has been extensive research on women in history by...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Psychology and Aging

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Psychology and Aging   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology
Length:
956,079 words
Illustration(s):
208

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology List of Articles Preface Theories and Conceptual Models in Psychology and Aging Lifespan Developmental Methodology and Analyses Biomarkers Cognitive Aging and Neuroscience Cognition Intervention Aging in Social–Physical–Technical–Cultural Environments Social Connection Physical Macro Clinical Geropsychology Pathology Assessment Therapy Care Systems Training End Matter Directory of Contributors A comprehensive reference with a broad...

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.80 million words
Illustration(s):
410

... of African American History 1896 to the Present Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction Using the Encyclopedia. Acknowledgments. Dedication. Editorial Board Editorial Board Advisory Board About the Encyclopedia Editorial And Production Staff End Matter Chronology of African American History, 1896 to the Present Directory of Contributors Thematic Outline of Entries This remarkable work traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Introduction Preface Common Abbreviations Used in this Work End Matter Topical Outline of Entries Directory of Contributors Over 450 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History offers both assessment and analysis of the key episodes, issues and actors in the military and diplomatic history of the United States. At a time of war, in which ongoing efforts to recalibrate American...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Law
Length:
706,350 words
Illustration(s):
2

...Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law Editorial and Production Staff Contents List of Articles Series Introduction Preface Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law End Matter Topical Outline of Contents Directory of Contributors Index Over 100 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (OEBL) provides the most up-to-date and extensive...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion
Length:
730,008 words
Illustration(s):
5

...Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology Editorial and Production Staff Contents List of Articles Series Introduction Preface Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology End Matter Topical Outline of Contents Directory of Contributors Index Over 160 entries Exploration of the Bible’s theology is an ever-changing endeavor. While some issues...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Society and culture, Cookery, Food, and Drink, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1.38 million words
Illustration(s):
401

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Editorial Board to the First Edition Preface Common Abbreviations Used in This Work End Matter Food Bibliography Drink Bibliography Food Periodicals Food Websites Major Library Collections Food-Related Museums Food-Related Organizations Topical Outline of Articles Directory of Contributors Over 1,400 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America , originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events,...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
Length:
517,179 words

...Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD INTRODUCTION PREFACE COMMON ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THIS WORK End Matter TOPICAL OUTLINE OF ENTRIES Directory of Contributors Directory of Contributors to the Oxford Companion to United States History Directory of Contributors to The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States Over 500 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History provides comprehensive coverage of political and...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Archaeology
Length:
931,216 words
Illustration(s):
188

...to cartographic, climatic, demographic, and environmental modeling—proliferate, so do the problems in using them. The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources discusses these sources and methods, and examines how these developments have influenced the scholarship that historians produce. Such methods continue to evolve, demanding that historians develop basic understandings of them. Thus, the Encyclopedia builds a theoretical foundation for the field, expanding the ways that Africa can be studied, and recovering the histories of...

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
681,049 words
Illustration(s):
184

...Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art Front Matter Publishing Information Introduction Acknowledgements Abbreviations End Matter Contributors The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on all aspects of this fundamental area of the visual arts. This reference work provides fascinating historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1.99 million words
Illustration(s):
685

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East Front Matter Publishing Information Acknowledgements Editors Editorial Board Preface Abbreviations and Symbols A joint effort between Oxford University Press and the renowned American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), this comprehensive work analyzes the archaeological and linguistic data that pertain to the broad cultural milieu of the ancient Near East, the crossroads of three of the world's most influential religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ranging from prehistoric times up to...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.31 million words
Illustration(s):
55

...created Mexico's electoral democracy confirmed in the 2000 presidential election. Written in clear explanatory prose and incorporating the latest research, the encyclopedia's articles offer a marvelous narrative of use to scholars, students, and the general reader. William H. Beezley is Professor of History at the University of Arizona and the Editor in Chief of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History . He has achieved an international reputation for his investigations of Mexico's history and culture through such publications as the...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences
Length:
710,219 words

...Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History EDITORIAL BOARD The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History Editorial and Production Staff List of Entries Introduction Preface Common Abbreviations used in this Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History EDITORIAL BOARD The Oxford Encyclopedia of...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
1.27 million words
Illustration(s):
124

...Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science Topical Outline of Articles Preface Acknowledgments End Matter Directory of Contributors Index Over 100 entries Through a comprehensive collection of articles, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication explores the origin and evolution of our understanding of climate change as it is presented in communication and media. Taking a multifaceted approach, the encyclopedia offers a scholarly examination of the effects of climate change...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1.09 million words
Illustration(s):
48

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion List of Articles Preface Space Religious Ideas Race and Ethnicity Public Life Empire End Matter Directory of Contributors Index Over 110 scholarly articles This encyclopedia is a groundbreaking collection of detailed scholarly articles that address a wide range of topics in American religious history and culture, all written by experts in their fields. It is not an amalgam of articles on the traditionally invoked topics that have...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Medicine and health, Clinical Medicine
Length:
737,546 words
Illustration(s):
44

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology List of Articles Preface Acknowledgements Introduction to Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Sport and Performance Sport and Performance Exercise Psychology Exercise Psychology Supervision, Research, and Training Supervision, Research, and Training End Matter Directory of Contributors An in-depth, up-to-date scholarly reference text for the state of knowledge development in sport, exercise, and performance psychology...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication and Critical Cultural Studies   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.07 million words
Illustration(s):
15

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication Topical Outline of Articles Preface End Matter Directory of Contributors 106 scholarly articles This is a compendium of touchstone articles by prominent communication, rhetorical, and cultural studies scholars about topics of interest to scholars and critics of popular and political culture. Articles provide authoritative surveys of concepts such as rhetorical construction of bodies, Marxist, feminist, and poststructuralist...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
679,126 words
Illustration(s):
1

...Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies Editorial and Production Staff Contents List of Articles Series Introduction Preface Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies End Matter Topical Outline of Contents Directory of Contributors Index Over 160 entries As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Art & Architecture
Length:
702,039 words

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Series Introduction Preface Abbreviations Used in This Work End Matter Topical Outline of Contents Directory of Contributors Index 148 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts (OEBART) is an in-depth, comprehensive reference work that covers the cultural history of biblical texts, themes, characters, images, and the Bible itself in the literary, visual, and musical arts. Appearing in response to the shifting landscape of biblical studies over the last decade,...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.24 million words
Illustration(s):
85

... Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice Topical Outline of Articles Preface Acknowledgements End Matter Directory of Contributors Index Over 120 scholarly articles Crime and punishment fascinate. Overwhelming in their media dominance, they present us with our most popular television programs, films, novels, art works, video games, podcasts, social media streams and hashtags. This encyclopedia, a massive and unprecedented undertaking, offers a foundational space...

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
3.27 million words
Illustration(s):
637

...Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture Front Matter The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture Publishing Information Editorial Board Introduction Acknowledgements Illustration Acknowledgements Abbreviations End Matter Contributors The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture Over 2,030 entries The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture offers unparalleled coverage of all aspects of art and architecture from Medieval Western Europe, from the 6th century to the early 16th...

The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
117,266 words
Illustration(s):
218

...New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work Contributors Preface End Matter Glossary Bibliography ‘Highly recommended…very attractive…Excellent accounts of the biology are given, each written by experts in the field’ - BBC Wildlife There has been a huge surge of interest in reptiles and amphibians over the past few years in both scientific research and common interest. This superbly designed and illustrated encyclopedia has brought together a wealth of new and...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1.23 million words

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance Front Matter Publishing Information Preface Preface and Principles Names and romanization Dates of plays and translation of titles Editors and Contributors Editor Advisory Editors Contributors Acknowledgements 2004 Reference Reviews Top Ten Print Reference Source 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title This encyclopedia provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History Front Matter Publishing Information EDITORIAL BOARD INTRODUCTION PREFACE Common Abbreviations Used in This Work End Matter TOPICAL OUTLINE OF ENTRIES Directory of Contributors Over 450 entries Over the past forty years, social historians have drawn on new sources and methodologies to shift the focus of historical interest to the experiences of ordinary people. The result has been a radical rethinking of the great events and historical transformations in American history, and The Oxford...

The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies

The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies (3 rev. ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
114,706 words
Illustration(s):
133

...New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work Contributors Preface End Matter Glossary Bibliography With around one million species, insects and their allies are by far the most successful, variable and bizarre group of living things to have evolved on our planet. Yet much of their biology continues to remain a mystery. In this definitive and beautifully written book, Christopher O'Toole has compiled an authoritative overview of all the world’s terrestrial anthropods...

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies - poetry and poets
Length:
1.51 million words
Illustration(s):
44

... Front Matter Publishing Information Preface Acknowledgments Topical List of Entries Bibliographical Abbreviations General Abbreviations Contributors Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more. Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
722,976 words
Illustration(s):
96

...most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 120 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. Books of the Bible has extensive cross-references to other useful points of interest within the Encyclopedia, and comprehensive lists of abbreviations. Illustrations of various types...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Politics
Length:
738,364 words

...569–570 El-Rouayhev, Khaled,   2: 394 Eltahawy, Mona,   1: 561 El-Zakzaky, Ibrahim,   1: 632 emirate,   1: 470–473 ; 2: 202 employment   family and,   1: 319–320 , 320 , 321–322 Palestine,   1: 507–508 Emre, Yunus,   1: 55 Encyclopaedia Judaica ,   1: 106 Encyclopaedia of Islam, The ,   2: 201 Encyclopedia of Islamic Law ,   2: 423 End of History and the Last Man, The (Fukuyama),   1: 1 Engineer, Asghar Ali,   2: 251–252 English Defence League,   1: 375 Enlightenment   ʿAbduh on,   1: 9 contractual theories,   2: 472 humanism in,   1:...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
1.02 million words
Illustration(s):
184

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board Editorial and Production Staff Preface Acknowledgments. Common Abbreviations Used in This Work End Matter Topical Outline of Contents Directory of Contributors From the Viking invasions to the Crusades to the Hundred Years’ War, wars were crucial agents of change in medieval Europe. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology examines all aspects of warfare and military technology in...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Sociology
Length:
726,723 words

...to The Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an (2004), and deputy editor for The Encyclopedia of the Islamic World . She is a frequent public speaker on Islam, Wahhabism, and Saudi Arabia. 9780199764464 9780199764471 2013 First published 2013 by Oxford University Press © 2013 by Oxford University Press Oxford University Press The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women Natana J. DeLong-Bas Editor in Chief Islam and Women, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Volume...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Archaeology, Religion
Length:
671,794 words
Illustration(s):
95

...Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology Editorial and Production Staff Contents List of Entries Series Introduction Preface Common Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology Common Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy
Length:
679,034 words
Illustration(s):
5

...Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics Editorial and Production Staff Contents List of Articles Series Introduction Preface Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics End Matter Topical Outline of Contents Directory of Contributors Index Over 180 entries This encyclopedia explores the intersection between biblical sources and ethical...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1.51 million words
Illustration(s):
140

... Front Matter Publishing Information About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics Topical Outline of Articles A User’s Guide to The Oxford Encyclopedia of Empirical International Relations Theory Preface End Matter Directory of Contributors Index Over 150 entries This encyclopedia provides an authoritative overview of the central approaches, methodologies, and topics of the field. Its comprehensive examination of both classic and emerging theories underscores the breadth and depth of international relations theory today and...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1.01 million words
Illustration(s):
52

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics Topical Outline of Articles Preface Acknowledgments End Matter Directory of Contributors Index Over 100 entries This encyclopedia brings together leading scholars to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on foreign policy analysis ever produced. In over 100 peer-reviewed entries, readers will find authoritative overviews of the theoretical, methodological, and substantive areas of interest in the realm of foreign...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.60 million words
Illustration(s):
1

...unprecedented scope and cutting-edge scholarship, the Encyclopedia draws together the diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States of Latinos and Latinas from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 900 A-to-Z articles written by academics, scholars, writers, artists, and journalists, address such broad topics as identity, art, politics, religion, education, health, and history. The Encyclopedia fills a void in the historical scholarship of an...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management, Economics
Length:
499,294 words

...Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History Editorial and Production Staff Contents List of Entries Introduction Preface Common Abbreviations Used in this Work THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BUSINESS, LABOR, AND ECONOMIC HISTORY THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN BUSINESS, LABOR, AND ECONOMIC HISTORY EDITORIAL...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology 1 9780199766666 9780199766673 29-Oct-2014 Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology is part of the Oxford Encyclopedias of American History series: The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (ISBN: 9780199743360) The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History (ISBN: 9780199754618) The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (ISBN: 9780199759255) The Oxford Encyclopedia of American...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion, Science and technology
Length:
585,229 words
Illustration(s):
18

...Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam Front Matter Publishing Information The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam Editorial and Production Staff Contents List of Entries Introduction to the Series Preface Common Abbreviations Used in This Work The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam Editorial Board The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
1.30 million words
Illustration(s):
70

... Front Matter Publishing Information Editorial Board About the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication Topical Outline of Articles Preface Acknowledgments End Matter Directory of Contributors Index 134 scholarly articles This Encyclopedia has been compiled as an up-to-date and comprehensive theoretically guided work in health and risk communication. Research and practice dedicated to communicating about health and risk to lay audiences grows exponentially with the availability of scientific knowledge on the subject. This work...

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1.11 million words
Illustration(s):
287

...In addition, the Encyclopedia offers brief biographies of important African Americans—as well as white Americans who have played a significant role in African American history—from Crispus Attucks and John Brown to Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Sarah Grimke, Nat Turner, Phillis Wheatley, and many others. All of the Encyclopedia 's entries are accessibly written and free of jargon and technical terms. Selective bibliographies and cross-references accompanying each article direct readers to related entries within the Encyclopedia and to primary...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Law
Length:
884,950 words
Illustration(s):
23

...in This Work End Matter Topical Outline of Entries Directory of Contributors Index Over 450 entries The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in Contemporary Politics, Law, and Social Movements (OEPoL) provides a comprehensive source of information on the diverse historical and contemporary experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Incorporating key material from the acclaimed Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (OUP, 2005), this ground-breaking publication addresses the significant ways in...

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music
Length:
10.09 million words

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World Flags

World Flags   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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5,112 words
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...Flags Front Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work A quick reference guide to national flags World Encyclopedia . George Philip Ltd, 2003. Oxford Reference Online . Oxford University Press. 9780199652938 © Philip's 2004 Philip's ...

World Maps

World Maps   Quick reference

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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2,169 words
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...Matter Publishing Information General Links for this Work This title now includes over 775 maps, with locator, physical and political maps for each country, over 120 island maps, state maps for North America, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 100 city maps. World Encyclopedia . George Philip Ltd, 2003. Oxford Reference Online . Oxford University Press. 9780199652921 © Philip's 2004 Philip's ...

A Dictionary of World Mythology

A Dictionary of World Mythology   Quick reference

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
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Society and culture, Customs and Traditions, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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129,130 words
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...Upon Thames College of Further Education in the UK. He is the author of several books on the ancient civilizations of East Asia, including China: A Concise Cultural History and The Minoan World . He is also the editor of The Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations and most recently The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends . A Dictionary of World Mythology . Arthur Cotterell. Oxford University Press, 1997. Oxford Reference Online . Oxford University Press. 0192177478 9780192177476 9780191726934 1997 First published 1979 by Windward,...

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