Gale proudly provides the 1st thoroughly revised and up-to-date model of this acclaimed set in 30 years. a few reviewers name Grzimek's Animal existence Encyclopedia the simplest reference paintings on animals ever released. Others name it the legacy left to us through famed zoologist and animal lover, Bernhard Grzimek. The accolades and compliment move on for the most recent addition to Gale's line of reference titles. the unique 13-vol. set, released in Germany within the past due Sixties, is the world over well known for its medical reporting, insurance and illustrations, and serves as an enormous element of reference for researchers and scholars learning the animal country. Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals discovered all over the place at the globe, detailing their lifestyles cycles, predators, nutrition structures, total ecology and masses extra. Staying real to the unique medical pedigree, Gale enlisted renowned advisors and individuals from the overseas medical group to include fresh advancements within the animal international. Our new variants of Grzimek's Animal existence Encyclopedia are guaranteed to serve the desires of scholars at each educational point.
By Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob Vitas, Daniel Wallace
THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE advisor TO an area fable PHENOMENONThe celebrity Wars universe, very like our personal, is consistently increasing. within the ten years because the book of the megastar Wars Encyclopedia, much has occurred in that galaxy a ways, far-off: 4 new function movies, a bunch of reputable unique novels, comics, games, and extra. Now, thirty years of data on all issues megastar Wars–ranging from technology and expertise to historical past and geography, tradition and biography to ecology and cosmology–has been supplemented with a whole decade’s worthy of all-new fabric. Abundantly illustrated with full-color paintings and photographs, and now in a brand new three-volume version to house its wealth of certain entries, the big name Wars Encyclopedia encompasses the entire degree of George Lucas’s creation.Here’s only a sampling of what’s inside:• personality pix of either the well known (Luke Skywalker, Queen Amidala, Darth Vader) and the imprecise (Tnun Bdu, Tycho Celchu, Bib Fortuna)• the natives and customs of planets as diversified as Tatooine and Hoth, Dagobah and Kashyyyk• the rituals, secrets and techniques, and traditions of Jedi Knights and Sith Lords• a timeline of significant occasions in famous person Wars historical past, from the Clone Wars and the inception of the Empire to the increase and fall of Anakin Skywalker and the invasion of the great Yuuzhan VongScrupulously researched and written through top gurus Stephen J. Sansweet, Pablo Hidalgo, Bob Vitas, and Daniel Wallace, this landmark paintings is the must-have centerpiece of each celebrity Wars library.
For almost a century, New York's recognized "Tin Pan Alley" was once the guts of renowned song publishing during this country--it used to be the place songwriting turned a occupation, and the place songs have been made-to-order for the largest stars. masking the whole heritage of Tin Pan Alley, from its humble beginnings within the 1860s to its loss of life following international warfare II, this can be the 1st source device to spot its significant publishers, composers, lyricists, singers, dances, and bands. Entries are prepared alphabetically and contain names, start & loss of life dates, short biographies, and bibliographical listings. it will be an eminently invaluable reference paintings for libraries catering to track academics, scholars, professors, musicians, writers, and lovers of renowned tune.
By Timothy M. Lenton, Naomi E. Vaughan (auth.), Tim Lenton, Naomi Vaughan (eds.)
Failure through the foreign group to make major development in lowering CO2 emissions, coupled with contemporary proof of increasing weather switch, has introduced expanding urgency to the quest for extra remediation methods. This booklet offers a variety of cutting-edge geoengineering tools for intentionally decreasing the consequences of anthropogenic weather swap, both by way of actively removal greenhouse gases from the ambience or via reducing the quantity of sun absorbed on the Earth’s floor. those tools distinction with extra traditional mitigation techniques which specialise in lowering emissions of greenhouse gases, in particular carbon dioxide. Geoengineering applied sciences may well turn into a key instrument for use at the side of emissions relief to restrict the value of weather switch. that includes authoritative, peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability technology and know-how, this e-book offers quite a lot of weather switch remediation technologies.
By Michele Mosca (auth.), Ming-Yang Kao Professor of Computer Science (eds.)
The Encyclopedia of Algorithms offers a complete set of recommendations to special algorithmic difficulties for college students and researchers, together with high-impact suggestions from the latest decade.
A must-have for desktop scientists, this encyclopedic reference has been edited via Ming Yang Kao, Editor-in-Chief of the pinnacle magazine within the box, Algorithmica.
All of the entries were written and peer-reviewed through specialists within the box. approximately four hundred entries are equipped alphabetically by means of challenge, with subentries for certain options.
Extensive cross-references aid effective, effortless searches for instant entry to worthy information.
This defining reference is released either in print and on-line. The print book comprises an index of matters and authors in addition to a chronology for finding fresh options. the web version supplementations this index with links in addition to together with inner links to similar entries within the textual content, CrossRef citations, and hyperlinks to extra major research.
Open difficulties, hyperlinks to downloadable code, experimental effects, info units, and illustrations are included.
By Jill Copolla and Susan Bevan Gall
Scholars will locate every little thing they should behavior thorough learn on 50 towns from around the world, together with details in 22 rubrics on every one city's historical past, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, vacation trips and fairs, inhabitants profiles and lots more and plenty extra. Entries comprise a range of maps, charts, tables and images (over 240 in overall) that illustrate landmarks and sights. This set includes a geographical and cultural stability of fifty towns representing a cross-section of global neighborhood and cultural city lifestyles.