By Robert C. HsuThe MIT Encyclopedia of the japanese economic climate was once the 1st English-language encyclopedia to hide all significant facets of Japan's postwar economic climate. the second one version has been absolutely revised and accelerated, and comprises formerly unpublished information in addition to assurance of modern advancements within the economic climate. The definitional entries concisely clarify significant fiscal ideas and comprise translations of eastern monetary phrases and pass references to the longer topical essays. The one hundred eighty topical essays disguise banks, monetary structures, significant industries, company teams, administration practices, hard work unions, foreign alternate and investments, executive monetary rules, and extra. additionally they contain entire facts, American and jap perspectives on monetary family among the 2 nations, and recommendations for additional analyzing. a brand new index includes names of significant businesses.
By C. Neal TateIn those volumes, 310 alphabetically prepared articles variety in size from 500 to 3,500 phrases and canopy 198 areas (''including each self sustaining country and several other territories'') in addition to foreign courts, supranational associations, options valuable to figuring out political association and human rights, and key people who have had confident and unfavorable affects at the evolution of electorate' rights and tasks. nation entries describe the method of presidency and the political evolution, with emphasis at the 20th century and on concerns with regards to the connection among executive and citizen. each one signed article concludes with a bibliography. The credentials of the authors (mostly academicians) are supplied within the listing of participants. Sidebars and black-and-white maps and illustrations get a divorce the textual content. Same-page definitions within the margins of phrases (such as ethnic detoxing, guerrilla, and republic make the data extra understandable, as does the thesaurus, that is repeated on the finish of every quantity. additionally, each one quantity incorporates a cumulative index and a thematic define of subject matters in order that clients can simply find details on proper people, records, criminal matters, and ideas, in addition to country-specific info and background, and academics can plan correlated assignments. one other worthwhile function is the filmography, that's prepared via kingdom. Entries are complemented by means of volume-specific decisions of basic records (for instance, Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen issues, and conference of the Rights of the Child).
By Fred SkolnikLong ago thirty-five years the Encyclopaedia Judaica has come to occupy a rarefied house on this planet of Jewish studying. Authoritative, accomplished, severe but obtainable, it graced the library cabinets of students and rabbis, of the discovered and the studious, or even of the would-be studious, consulted by way of the curious and the inquisitive, an immense start line for a trip of studying.
By Sander L. Gilman
Diets and food plan have concerned―and occasionally obsessed―human societies for hundreds of years. The dieters' regime is set many stuff, between them the keep an eye on of weight and the physique, the politics of attractiveness, self-discipline or even self-harm, own and societal calls for for more desirable wellbeing and fitness, non secular concord with the universe, and moral codes of life. An A to Z encyclopedia, this leading edge reference paintings spans many classes and cultures because the acclaimed cultural and clinical historian Sander Gilman lays out the background of diets and weight loss program in a desirable sequence of articles.
This quantity is a reference device providing the historic, well known, and medical context for diets and weight-reduction plan from the traditional international to the current. The entries diversity from biography to massive survey essays, which hide the historic and cultural context in addition to the perform of weight-reduction plan. The entries are actually overseas in scope, and current the context for modern food plan tradition and big name in the longer old view and throughout cultures.
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By Fred SkolnikLong ago thirty-five years the Encyclopaedia Judaica has come to occupy a rarefied area on this planet of Jewish studying. Authoritative, finished, severe but obtainable, it graced the library cabinets of students and rabbis, of the discovered and the studious, or even of the would-be studious, consulted by means of the curious and the inquisitive, a big place to begin for a trip of studying.
By Arsen Darnay, Monique D. MageeThis handy and exhaustive print reference resource is designed to supply marketers with how-to details that they could follow to their very own enterprise. The Encyclopedia comprises unique articles and overviews of all of the key info wishes of small enterprise clients, together with financing; monetary making plans; marketing strategy construction; industry research; revenues procedure; tax making plans and extra.
By Bernard WoodThis complete A to Z encyclopedia presents broad insurance of vital clinical phrases regarding enhancing our figuring out of ways we developed. in particular, the 5,000 entries during this two-volume set disguise facts and strategies used to enquire the relationships one of the residing nice apes, facts approximately what makes the habit of contemporary people distinct, and facts in regards to the evolutionary historical past of that forte, in addition to information regarding smooth tools used to track the hot evolutionary historical past of recent human populations. this article offers a source for everybody learning the emergence of Homo sapiens.
By M. Keith BookerThe historical past of technology fiction movie now spans greater than a hundred years, within which time greater than 1,000 technological know-how fiction motion pictures of assorted varieties were made. starting with the paintings of pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès on the sunrise of the twentieth century and relocating via such silent motion pictures as Fritz Lang's vintage city, technological know-how fiction movie has had a protracted and eventful heritage that has taken it in lots of instructions yet that has moved the style inexorably ahead right into a in demand position on the heart of the movie within the works of big-budget hit makers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay.
The ancient Dictionary of technology Fiction Cinema presents extensive assurance of the folk, movies, businesses, concepts, subject matters, and subgenres that experience made technological know-how fiction cinema this sort of very important a part of global cinema. this is often performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries. This quantity is designed to be available and enlightening to lovers of the style who easily need to know extra in regards to the motion pictures they so take pleasure in.
By Gregory Fremont-BarnesIn the course of the nineteenth Century Britain entered into 3 brutal wars with Afghanistan, every one an imperial fight for strength that observed the British forces making an attempt, and failing, to realize keep an eye on of an inhospitable and impenetrable zone. the 1st wars (1839 - forty two, 1878 - eighty one) have been makes an attempt to expunge pro-Russian sympathies, and thehe 3rd, in 1919, as a result of an Afghan-declared holy struggle opposed to British India. within the final of the 3, over 100,000 Afghans responded the decision for a holy battle, producing an army strength that will end up too nice for the British Imperial military. all of the 3 wars have been plagued with army mess ups, long sieges and dear engagements for the British, and background has proved the Afghans an impressive foe and Afghanistan an unconquerable territory. This publication finds the historical past of those 3 Anglo-Afghan wars, the imperial energy struggles that ended in clash and the torturous reviews of the boys at the floor as they struggled opposed to the inhospitable Afghan terrain and an unrelenting enemy. The ebook concludes with a short evaluate of the causes for state-of-the-art clash and attracts the historic parallels among the previous and current.