Category: Encyclopedia

  • Download Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia by John McCoy PDF

    By John McCoy

    The 1st re-creation given that 1989 of Geo-Data, previously edited by means of George Kurian, is a fantastic instance of what a reference booklet may be. Its objective is to supply the reader with the main special and finished description to be had of the actual geography of the nations of the realm. It achieves this function in an easy-to-use alphabetical association for the entire world's 207 nations and dependencies. each one access starts off with the foremost evidence approximately that state together with longest rivers and maximum mountains and different key facts. All place-names and geographical gains similar to mountains and lakes were indexed within the most simply well-known models in their names.

    Entries adhere to an identical easy constitution with key proof via total geography and geology; then mountains and hills; inland waterways, coasts and oceans; weather and plants; human inhabitants; typical assets; and eventually extra readings. this knowledge is stronger by way of a aid map of the rustic that's either transparent and simple to learn. extra positive factors of the amount contain an in depth index plus 19 tables of worldwide scores and a thesaurus. The word list might be the weakest function, because it might have been extra vast.
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  • Download Encyclopedia of Artifical Intelligence by Juan Ramon Rabunal Dopico, Juan Ramon Rabunal Dopico, Julian PDF

    By Juan Ramon Rabunal Dopico, Juan Ramon Rabunal Dopico, Julian Dorado De La Calle, Alejandro Pazos Sierra

    A number of real-life difficulties so advanced as to be almost insoluble via conventional machine technological know-how suggestions can now be approached successfully with man made intelligence ideas. lately, synthetic intelligence applied sciences have advanced at a fast velocity, elevating major demanding situations to the trouble to stick present.

    PThe Encyclopedia of synthetic Intelligence is a complete and in-depth connection with the latest advancements within the box protecting theoretical advancements, strategies, applied sciences, and purposes of structures utilizing clever features for adaptability, automation studying, category, prediction, or even creative construction, between others. Authored through the area s major specialists from greater than 30 international locations, this commanding reference of over two hundred articles is vital to any learn library s know-how holdings.

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  • Download World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines: From the Pioneers to the by Bill Gunston PDF

    By Bill Gunston

    Invoice Gunston's hugely profitable, totally illustrated reference paintings describes and lists each significant aeroplane engine producer in the course of the global. For this 5th version, the writer has up to date the e-book all through, together with new entries. With its informative word list, diagrams, charts and images, a few formerly unpublished, this essential consultant to the world's aero engines could be of curiosity to all aviation fanatics.
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  • Download Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Medicines: Molecular by Jiaju Zhou, Guirong Xie, Xinjian Yan PDF

    By Jiaju Zhou, Guirong Xie, Xinjian Yan

    This set of six volumes presents a scientific and standardized description of 23,033 chemical elements remoted from 6,926 medicinal crops, amassed from 5,535 books/articles released in chinese language and overseas journals. A chemical constitution with stereo-chemistry bonds is supplied for every chemical part, as well as traditional info, reminiscent of chinese language and English names, actual and chemical houses. It contains a identify record of medicinal vegetation from which the chemical part was once remoted. moreover, considerable pharmacological facts for almost 8,000 chemical parts are provided, together with experimental technique, experimental animal, telephone style, quantitative info, in addition to regulate compound info. The seven indexes permit for entire cross-indexing. Regardless even if one searches for the molecular formulation of a compound, the pharmacological task of a compound, or the English identify of a plant, the data within the ebook should be retrieved in a number of ways.
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  • Download The Science Fiction Handbook by M. Keith Booker, Anne-Marie Thomas PDF

    By M. Keith Booker, Anne-Marie Thomas

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    The technology Fiction Handbook deals a entire and available survey of 1 of the literary world's such a lot attention-grabbing genres.

    • comprises separate historic surveys of key subgenres together with time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian technological know-how fiction
    • every one subgenre survey comprises an intensive checklist of proper severe readings, steered novels within the subgenre, and suggested movies suitable to the subgenre
    • beneficial properties entries on a few key technology fiction authors and broad dialogue of significant technological know-how fiction novels or sequences
    • Writers and works comprise Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula ok. Le Guin; The struggle of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and lots of more
    • A 'Science Fiction Glossary' completes this imperative Handbook
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  • Download The Great Depression in America [Two Volumes] [2 volumes]: A by William H. Young Jr., Nancy K. Young PDF

    By William H. Young Jr., Nancy K. Young

    Everything from Amos n' Andy to zeppelins is integrated during this expansive quantity encyclopedia of pop culture through the nice melancholy period. 200 entries discover the entertainments, amusements, and other people of the U.S. in the course of the tough years of the Thirties. despite, or maybe as a result of, such dire monetary stipulations, the worlds of artwork, type, movie, literature, radio, track, activities, and theater driven ahead. stipulations of the days have been usually reflected within the pop culture with songs similar to Brother are you able to Spare a Dime, breadlines and soup kitchens, homelessness, and prohibition and repeal. Icons of the period resembling Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George and Ira Gershwin, Jean Harlow, Billie vacation, the Marx Brothers, Roy Rogers, Frank Sinatra, and Shirley Temple entertained many. Dracula, long past With the Wind, It occurred One evening , and Superman distracted others from their day-by-day concerns. Fads and video games - chain letters, jigsaw puzzles, marathon dancing, miniature golfing, Monopoly - amused a few, whereas musicians frequently sang the blues.

    Nancy and William younger have written a piece excellent for faculty and highschool scholars in addition to common readers searching for an summary of the preferred tradition of the Thirties. artwork deco, substantial bands, Bonnie and Clyde, the Chicago's global reasonable, Walt Disney, Duke Ellington, five-and-dimes, the Grand Ole Opry, the jitter-bug, Lindbergh kidnapping, Little Orphan Annie , the Olympics, operettas, quiz exhibits, Seabiscuit, vaudeville, westerns, and Your Hit Parade are only a sampling of the big diversity of entries during this paintings. Reference positive factors comprise an introductory essay supplying an ancient and cultural assessment of the interval, bibliography, and index.

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  • Download Balloons and Airships: Pocket Encyclopaedia of World by Kenneth Munson PDF

    By Kenneth Munson

    It really is approximately 2 hundred years in view that guy first left the floor and travelled in the course of the air in a car of his personal layout. His aerial carriage was once just a frail, paper-covered craft with a burning brazier at its base to supply the recent air that raised it from the floor; yet from such humble beginnings stemmed the foundation that has when you consider that carried him out to worlds past his own.
    After scorching air got here hydrogen because the lifting medium, and after the loose balloon got here the airship, that can be powered and instructed in flight. In eighty well-chosen examples this quantity illustrates centuries of development in lighter-than-air flight, from the Montgolfier brothers' unique 'cloud in a paper bag' of 1783 to its present-day counterpart flown through sportsmen in lots of elements of the world.
    In among lie the well-known, the notorious and the virtually unknown: nice pioneer names like Lebaudy, Charles and Parseval; the large Zeppelin airships that operated the world's first airline providers in 1910-14 earlier than their army brethren, these 'monsters of the red twilight', rained terror on London within the First global warfare; the nice Italian polar airships of the 1920's; the balloon bombs introduced by means of Japan opposed to the us in international warfare 2; headline-makers just like the Hindenburg and R101; the unsung yet hugely winning blimps of the U.S. military; and plenty of more.
    The illustrations are via Otto Frello and the publication is edited by means of Kenneth Munson, writer of the Pocket Encyclopaedia of airplane sequence. Balloons and Airships is a part of the Blandford color sequence.
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