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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries   Reference library

LIU Hang and Zhongguo Da Baike Quanshu

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...relations between the United States and the PRC in March 1979 . In March 2009 , exactly thirty years after normalization, the first comprehensive scholarly English-language encyclopedia, the five-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of China was published by Berkshire Publishing Group, a U.S. company specializing in global information that had developed the six-volume Encyclopedia of Modern Asia published by Charles Scribers Sons in 2002 . ...

Technology—Computer

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William Sims BAINBRIDGE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
Length:
2,608 words

...; Information Storage and Recovery ; Mass Media Further Reading Austrian, G. D. (1982). Herman Hollerith: Forgotten giant of information processing . New York: Columbia University Press. Bainbridge, W. S. (Ed.). (2004). Berkshire encyclopedia of human-computer interaction . Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. Berners-Lee, T. , & Fischetti, M. (1999). Weaving the Web . New York: HarperCollins. Freiberger, P. , & Swaine, M. (1999). Fire in the valley: The making of the personal computer (2nd. ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Gibson...

Books and Online Sources

Books and Online Sources   Reference library

The Islamic World: Past and Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,060 words

... . An Introduction to Islam. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1994. Esposito, John L. , ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of theModern Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Esposito, John L. , ed. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. New York:Oxford University Press, 2003. Fārūqi, Isma'il R. al‐ , and Lois Lamya al‐Fārūqii . TheCultural Atlas of Islam. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986. Glassé, Cyril , and Huston Smith . New Encyclopedia of Islam: The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2003. ...

Terrorism

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William H. McNEILL

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
Length:
2,761 words

...W. (2004). Voices of terror: Manifestos, writings and manuals of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other Terrorists from around the world and throughout the ages . New York: Reed Press. Sabasteanski, A. (Ed.). (2005). Patterns of global terrorism , 2 vols. Great Barrington MA: Berkshire Publishing...

Mining

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Dirk VAN ZYL and David GAGNE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
3,668 words

...responsibility. While there are clear leaders in the industry, the overall performance of the industry is often judged by that of the laggards. Dirk VAN ZYL Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver David GAGNE Berkshire Publishing Group See also Base of the Pyramid ; Cement Industry ; Development, Rural—Developing World ; Energy Efficiency ; Energy Industries—Coal ; Human Rights ; Investment, CleanTech ; Poverty ; Steel Industry ; Telecommunications Industry ; Water Use and Rights ...

China

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William H. McNEILL and William H. McNeill

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History
Length:
6,469 words

...wealth for many, and expanding China’s worldwide influence beyond all earlier limits. William H. McNEILL University of Chicago, Emeritus Adapted from “China in World History,” by William H. McNeill . In Linsun Cheng et al., Berkshire Encyclopedia of China ( 2009 ). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. See also Afro-Eurasia ; Art—China ; Art—East Asian and European Connections ; Asian Migrations ; Buddhism ; Chinese Traditional Religion ; Confucianism ; Confucius ; Daoism ; Chinggis Khan ; Han Wudi ; Hong Merchants ; ...

Melville, Herman

Melville, Herman   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
10,776 words

...even worse crimes. The Boston Post called Pierre “the craziest fiction extant,” adding that to “save it from utter worthlessness, it must be called a prose poem, and even then, it might be supposed to emanate from a lunatic hospital rather than from the quiet retreats of Berkshire.” Melville was accused of producing “more and sadder trash” than any writer of “undoubted ability.” The theme of insanity was frequently repeated, as in the Southern Quarterly Review , which asserted, “The annals of Bedlam might be defied to produce such another collection of...

The Colonial Encounter and Its Legacy

The Colonial Encounter and Its Legacy   Reference library

José da Mota-Lopes

The International Studies Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Warfare and Defence
Length:
13,305 words

... On the Postcolony . Los Angeles: University of California Press. McNeill, William (1991) The Rise of the West . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Originally published 1963. McNeill, William N. , (ed.) et al. (2005) World History: The Berkshire Encyclopedia , vol. 2. Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. Mignolo, Walter (2000) Local Histories/Global Designs: Essays on the Coloniality of Power, Subaltern Knowledge, and Border Thinking . Princeton: Princeton University Press. Mota Lopes, José da (ed.) (1977) O processo revolucionário da guerra...

Music education

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Richard Colwell, James W. Pruett, Pamela Bristah, Richard J. Colwell, and David G. Woods

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
16,910 words

...freedom to select the content of their instruction. The resources to support instruction or to make changes at both levels, however, are available only at the administrator or even the school board level. 14. Major influences and trends. A postgraduate education program, the Berkshire Music Center, was established by Serge Koussevitzky in 1940 in Lenox, Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937 . A name change resulted in the center being known as the Tanglewood Music Center, a very selective institute where it is an honor...

Historical Overview

Historical Overview   Reference library

Andrew F. Smith, John U. Rees, Rachelle E. Friedman, John U. Rees, Alison Tozzi, Kara Newman, Anne Mendelson, Amy Bentley, Sylvia Lovegren, and Sylvia Lovegren

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013

...Carolina Press, 1995. Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va. Crawford, Mary Caroline . Social Life in Old New England . New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1914. Earle, Alice Morse . Home Life in Colonial Days . Stockbridge, Mass.: Berkshire Traveller, 1974. The original edition was published in 1898. Gardiner, Anne Gibbons . Mrs. Gardiner's Family Receipts from 1763 . Boston: Rowan Tree Press, 1984. Hess, Karen , ed. Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery . New York: Columbia University Press, 1981. Hooker, Richard...

United States of America

United States of America   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
45,715 words

...they had begun to meet yearly at conferences conducted in New York City by the Dance Critics Association, a national group formed in 1974 . Increasingly, dance criticism became part of university dance curricula. Landmarks in U.S. dance publishing had been John Martin's The Modern Dance ( 1933 ) and The Dance Encyclopedia ( 1949 ). Dance books proliferated in the 1980s and were regularly reviewed in the national and dance media; opportunities for the study of dance history became available at the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library and other...

Britain

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
Length:
55,708 words
Illustration(s):
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...of Coventry . Edited by William Stubbs . 2 vols. London: Longman, 1872–1873. The “Carmen de Hastingae proelio” of Guy, Bishop of Amiens . Edited and translated by Frank Barlow . 2d ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. Domesday Book . Vol. 5: Berkshire . Edited by Philip Morgan . Chichester, U.K.: Phillimore, 1979. Eadmer . History of Recent Events in England . Translated by Geoffrey Bosanquet . London: Cresset, 1964. Fantosme, Jordan . Jordan Fantosme ’ s Chronicle . Edited and translated by R. C. Johnston . Oxford:...

♂ Lǐ Níng

♂ Lǐ Níng (1963)   Reference library

FAN Hong and LIU Li

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,373 words
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2

...is a victory for China as well. Sources: Fan Hong. (2008). China's Olympic dream. In Fan Hong, Duncan Mackay, & Karen Christensen (Eds.), China gold (pp. ix–x). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. Fan Hong. (2009). Olympic games—history. In Linsun Cheng (Ed.), Berkshire encyclopedia of China (pp. 1635–1641). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. Business Career Instead of becoming a coach after his retirement from gymnastics, Li Ning dedicated himself to business. At first, he worked as an assistant for the general manager...

♂ Lǐ Yànhóng

♂ Lǐ Yànhóng (1968)   Reference library

QIN Ling

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
1,550 words
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...become a common sight in global URLs. Eliza J. MITCHELL — Berkshire Publishing Group Sources: Kluver, Randolph. (2014). Introduction. In Ashely Esarey & Randolph Kluver (Eds.), The Internet in China : Cultural, political, and social dimensions (1980s–2000s) (pp.1–3). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. Christensen, Karen, & Guo Liang. (2009). Internet use. In Linsun Cheng (Ed.), Berkshire encyclopedia of China (vol. 3, pp. 1179–1182). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. In the first couple of years after its founding, Baidu...

♀ Dài Qíng

♀ Dài Qíng (1941)   Reference library

Lawrence R. SULLIVAN

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography (Volume 4)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
2,097 words
Illustration(s):
2

...wondering where the balance is between innovation and destruction, and whether the benefits of the former are worth the repercussions of the latter. —Eliza J. MITCHELL, Berkshire Publishing Group Sources: Cunha, Stephen F. (2009). Three gorges dam. In Linsun Cheng & Kerry Brown (Eds.), Berkshire encyclopedia of China (pp. 2256–2259 ). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group. Kuo, Lily. (2015, June 25). The world's biggest hydropower project may be causing giant landslides in China. Quartz . Retrieved June 29, 2015, from http://qz.com/4368...

Extreme Sports

Extreme Sports   Reference library

Douglas BOOTH and Holly THORPE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
1,526 words

...Behavior ; Snowboarding ; Sponsorship ; X Games ; Youth Sports Note: the Reader’s Guide has a complete list of extreme and/or motorized sports in this encyclopedia. Further Reading Booth, D. (2011). Surfing: The ultimate guide . Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press. Booth, D. , & Thorpe, H. (Eds.). (2007). Berkshire encyclopedia of extreme sports . Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing. Coffey, M. (2008). Explorers of the infinite: The secret spiritual lives of extreme athletes—and what they reveal about near-death experiences, psychic co...

Bamboo

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Walter LIESE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
871 words

...bamboo has a future. Walter LIESE University of Hamburg, Emeritus This article was adapted by the editors from the article “Bamboo” by Walter Liese in Shepard Krech III, J. R. McNeill, and Carolyn Merchant (Eds.), the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History , pp. 118–119. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing ( 2003 ). See also Agriculture ( several articles ) ; Forest Products—Timber Further Reading Cusack, Victor . (1999). Bamboo world: Clumping bamboos and how to use them . Kenthurst, Australia: Kangaroo Press. Int...

Sahara

Sahara   Reference library

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
1,922 words

...Rights (Africa) ; Water Use and Rights (Middle East and North Africa) This article was adapted by the editors from James L. A. Webb Jr.’s article “Sahara” in Shepard Krech III, J. R. McNeill, and Carolyn Merchant (Eds.), the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History , pp. 1085–1088. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing (2003). Further Reading Allan, John Anthony , & Barker, Graeme . (Eds.). (1981). The Sahara: Ecological change and early economic history . Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Azevedo, Mario J. (2003). Geo-economy and history...

Violence

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Angela HATTERY and Earl SMITH

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
2,742 words

...Shaw, C. R. , & Burgess, E. W. (1930). The jack-roller, a delinquent boy’s own story . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Smith, E. , & Hattery, A. (2005). Violence in sports. In D. Levinson & K. Christensen (Eds.), Berkshire encyclopedia of world sport: Vol.4 . (pp. 1670–1676). Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing. Smith, E. , & Hattery, A. (2006). Hey, stud: Race, sex, and sports. Journal of Sexuality and Culture , 10 (2), 3–32. ...

Yangzi (Chang) River

Yangzi (Chang) River   Reference library

James H. LIDE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
Length:
1,360 words

...; Three Gorges Dam ; Tibetan Plateau ; Water Use and Rights (China) This article was adapted by the editors from James H. Lide’s article “Chang River” in Shepard Krech III, J. R. McNeill, and Carolyn Merchant (Eds.), the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, pp. 208–209. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing ( 2003 ). Further Reading Cannon, Terry , & Jenkins, Alan . (Eds.). (1990). The geography of contemporary China: The impact of Deng Xioping’s decade . New York: Routledge. Chao, Songqiao . (1994). Geography of China: Environment...

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