By (auth.), Borko Furht (eds.)
Encyclopedia of Multimedia, moment variation offers easy accessibility to big strategies, matters and know-how developments within the box of multimedia applied sciences, structures, suggestions, and purposes. countless numbers of major researchers and international specialists have contributed to this complete number of approximately 350 entries.
Over 1,100 heavily-illustrated pages — together with eighty new entries — current concise overviews of all elements of software program, platforms, internet instruments and that let video, audio and constructing media to be shared and brought electronically.
Borko Furht, Editor-in-Chief, in collaboration with the Editorial Board, surveyed and divided the sphere of multimedia into particular subject matters that jointly surround foundations, applied sciences, purposes, and rising components in the back of internet applied sciences, instant info move, and audio-visual formatting and garage. Borko Furht is usually the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the foreign magazine, Multimedia instruments and Applications.
By Wyatt North
The workplace of bishop of Rome, is among the strongest positions on the planet. As an historic establishment stretching again for hundreds of years, the papacy has a historical past that's marked via archaic and glossy customs alike. The historical past of the boys who've held this place is fraught with villainous and heroic activities that experience left a profound influence at the improvement of civilization as we all know it, either within the West and East. The popes led the early Church via persecution, obtained temporal energy during the activities of Constantine, oversaw the common Church within the early center a while, have been steeped in a variety of scandals within the overdue heart a long time, observed their secular energy stripped within the glossy interval, and have been instrumental within the upward push and fall of varied kingdoms and international locations.
By Barbara C. Bigelow, Kathleen J. Edgar
This set presents distinctive info on fifty two medicines and different addictive ingredients, outlined as unlawful medicinal drugs, criminal addictive medications and different components in addition to usually abused periods of prescription and over the counter medications. prepared alphabetically by way of legitimate identify, every one access follows an analogous structure, permitting scholars to simply evaluate and distinction assorted medicines. comparable in scope to Thomson Gale's Drugs and regulated components for Students, this set presents info in an aim demeanour that's acceptable for center university scholars. records spotlight every one access and sidebars supply details at the felony, ancient or social features of the actual drug. tricky phrases are outlined in the textual content and are incorporated within the "Words to understand" part.
every one access contains:
- reliable and road identify
- old heritage and present impression
- Chemical/organic composition
- Ingestion tools
- healing makes use of
- utilization developments
- remedy and rehabilitation
- And extra
Also integrated during this paintings are:
- another desk of Contents (cross-referencing road names of substances with the respectable access identify)
- Chronology of occasions
- for additional information (which comprises books, periodicals, sites, and association names/contact info)
- Highlights of the managed components Act
- grasp Index
By Jane Dammen McAuliffe
The Qur'an is the first spiritual textual content for one-sixth of the world's inhabitants. Understood by way of Muslims to include God's personal phrases, it's been an item of reverence and of excessive examine for hundreds of years. The millions of volumes that Muslim students have dedicated to qur'anic interpretation and to the linguistic, rhetorical and narrative research of the textual content are adequate to create complete libraries of qur'anic reviews. Drawing upon a wealthy scholarly history, Brill's "Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an" (EQ) combines alphabetically-arranged articles in regards to the contents of the Qur'an. it really is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'anic phrases, ideas, personalities, position names, cultural background and exegesis prolonged with essays at the most crucial subject matters and topics inside qur'anic stories. With approximately one thousand entries in five volumes, the "EQ" is the 1st complete, multi-volume reference paintings at the Qur'an to seem in a Western language. Cross-referencing and indices, common cross-references will draw readers to comparable entries and every article will finish with a quotation of correct bibliography. the ultimate quantity of the "EQ" will include indices of transliterated phrases, of qur'anic references and of the authors and exegetes mentioned within the entries and essays. it is going to additionally contain a synoptic define of the entire contents of the "EQ". "The EQ" is an absolutely foreign paintings supported by way of a global board of advisors. students from many countries have written articles for the encyclopaedia. Projected ebook Dates: quantity One (A-D): In print, quantity (E-I): In print, quantity 3 (J-O): In print 2003, quantity 4 (P-Sh): In print 2004, and quantity 5: Fall 2005.