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A systematic survey of all the countries of East Asia, South-East
Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
A translation of the renowned French reference book, Vocabulaire de sciences cognitives, the Dictionary of Cognitive Science presents comprehensive definitions of more than 130 terms. The editor and advisory board of specialists have brought together 60 internationally recognized scholars to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the most current and dynamic thinking in cognitive science. Topics range from Abduction to Writing, and each entry covers its subject from as many perspectives as possible within the domains of psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, philosophy, and linguistics. This multidisciplinary work is an invaluable resource for all collections. Entries include: * Abduction * Autism * Belief * Cognitive Development * Constraint * Desire * Distributed Intelligence * Emotion * Expressiveness * Frame Problem * Functionalism * Grammar * Holism * Inheritance * Interpretation * Knowledge Acquisition * Language of Thought * Logicism/Psychologism * Mental Imagery * Model * Neural Network * Number * Oral * Pragmatics * Psychophysics * Qualia * Reading * Relevance * Robotics * Schizophrenia * Semiotics * Theory of Mind * Turing Machine * Validation * Writing * and many more....
'Mythology gives us a direct connection with our human lineage, taking us out of the bubble of our modern worlds and into a narrative where time is elastic.' This wonderous encyclopaedia gathers together over 100 myths from across the globe, featuring Mesopotamian creation stories, Roman legends, Norse epics, indigenous tales and more. These abridged stories open a window into the ancient landscapes, histories and beliefs that make up our cultural inheritance. These retellings include: * Asgard (Scandinavia) * Bran the Blessed (Britain) * Mount Olympus (Greece) * Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Middle East) Discover the roots of many recognisable characters, places and tales in each chapter. Made for easy reference, readers can thumb-through this illustrated treasure trove of parables, folktales and wonderful epics, derived from over 30 diverse cultures.
The Understanding Breast Cancer chart presents an overview of the symptoms, types and stages of breast cancer in women. The anatomy of the breast is shown, including the lymph nodes. The breast self exam is covered, showing types of movement. Text and graphics describe treatment options.
"Learn the 7 Imperatives for managing the "other" work of a teacher
Offering a broad appeal to microbiologists, immunologists, and infectious disease specialists, this four volume encyclopedia covers all autoimmune, tropical, and infectious diseases. Emphasis will also be placed on genetics, physiology, metabolism, pathogenesis and applied microbiology. Under the leadership of some of the most world renowned names in the field, the encyclopedia will bring together an outstanding collection of contributions by top scientists in a variety of fields.
Volumes 1-3: Diseases will be divided by the 11 main sections of the body, namely Integumentary, Skeletal, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive. For some of the autoimmune disease, more then one system will be involved but the delineation serves to broadly break down the diseases into systems. Volume 4 will cover the vaccines for said diseases and future prospects will be offered by leaders in industry and academia. Volume 4 will also be broken down into all the body systems, as in the other two volumes. For each vaccine, for each disease, and in each system the following will be included:
A list of the vaccines currently available along with a list of the companies that manufacture them
Molecular Immunology of the Vaccine
Type of Immunity involved in protection
Mode of Vaccination for each vaccine; repeated boosters and length of immunological memory
Commercial production of vaccines
Storage of vaccines
Standardization and Control of Vaccines
WHO programs and World-Wide Disease Eradication Programs based upon Vaccines
The CIRP Encyclopedia covers the state-of-art of advanced technologies, methods and models for production, production engineering and logistics. While the technological and operational aspects are in the focus, economical aspects are addressed too. The entries for a wide variety of terms were reviewed by the CIRP-Community, representing the highest standards in research. Thus, the content is not only evaluated internationally on a high scientific level but also reflects very recent developments.
The Key to your life lies in the palm of your hand. Each palm is a separate 'Book of Life'. By learning the Language of your palm, you will discover hidden truths about yourself and attain a richer and more rewarding understanding of your life. This new edition of Litzka R Gibson's bestseller, "How to Read Palms, will teach you the: twelve steps to reading the palm; nine areas of the palm; basic lines - life, head and heart; special signs and markings; secondary lines - fate, fortune and health; lesser lines - affection, opposition, influence and family; and, types of hands and fingers.
The bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Now expanded and in its fourth edition, it includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, schools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, and crime fiction. It includes extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history, as well as updated and extended advice on recommended further reading and a pronunciation guide to more than 200 terms. Completely revised and updated, this edition also features brand-new entries on terms such as distant reading, graphic novels, middle generation, and misery memoir. Many new bibliographies have been added to entries and recommended web links are available via a companion website.
"South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2002" has been thoroughly revised and updated by Europa's experienced editorial team. The information included is as invaluable to those who know little of the region as it is to the seasoned businessman or academic. It should be in the reference collections of public and academic libraries, international organizations, trade and industrial companies, diplomats, government and the media. Containing a wealth of up-to-date information on the 48 countries and territories of the region, this reference provides a unique perspective on the region with its exhaustive collection of facts, up-to-date statistics, extensive directory details and expert comment.
This new fourth edition has been completely revised and updated, covering all aspects in the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earth sciences. Over 500 new entries, including Rosales, physical dormancy, menthol, and codeine, enhance the dictionary's coverage of botanical terms, key drugs and medicines derived from plants, and plant orders, families, and genera. It also explains many ecological terms, and expands beyond plants to describe fungi and bacteria and how they affect plants. Numerous appendices include Plant Classification and SI Units, with new timelines showing important moments in plant evolution. For ease of use, vernacular plant names have been transferred to an appendix, fully cross-referenced to the A to Z entries. The dictionary's dedicated companion website points to recommended web links and additional resources. The most up-to-date dictionary available on its subject, this is an essential resource for students of plant sciences and amateur botanists, as well as an entertaining and valuable guide for the plant enthusiast.
Packaging is a highly underrated art form. As the first thing a consumer sees when looking at a product, it can make or break a sale. Every year, the Pentawards celebrate the art of the package by recognizing the world's most groundbreaking and influential designs. Designers compete in five main categories - beverages, food, body, luxury, and other markets - and no fewer than 50 sub-categories. Featuring a selection of hundreds of works, this book brings together Pentawards winners from 2008 to 2016, providing a vivid demonstration of creativity in every form of packaging. Readers will discover, through product descriptions and plenty of images, what drives design industry leaders and agencies behind these creations, which permeate all aspects of our everyday lives. This well of inspiration will not just serve design and marketing professionals, but anyone with an interest in the creative process of packaging. About the series Bibliotheca Universalis - Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!
Invaluable information on the personalities and organizations that surround the literary world
Throughout history, women from all over the world have come together for diverse and often contradictory purposes in informal networks, or as participants in men's organizations, or even more or less covertly. However, in Britain and Ireland at least, it is only in the past two centuries that they have in significant numbers banded together openly, formally, separately and autonomously. They have done so for a variety of reasons: to further a political cause, to improve social relations, to improve their understanding of the world or to acquire particular skills, to share a leisure or cultural interest, to further an occupational or professional interest, for solidarity with women of similar persuasions, to distinguish themselves from other women, and sometimes for good fellowship or just to have fun.
Containing more than 1,000 entries, the Dictionary of Classical and Theoretical Mathematics focuses on mathematical terms and definitions of critical importance to practicing mathematicians and scientists. This single-source reference provides working definitions, meanings of terms, related references, and a list of alternative terms and definitions. The dictionary is one of five constituent works that make up the casebound CRC Comprehensive Dictionary of Mathematics.
An extensive reference survey of the 89 constituent units of the Russian Federation It includes: over 300 pages of detailed information; comprehensive individual territory surveys; and geographical, historical, economic and directory data.
Make sense out of confusing HIV/AIDS terminology!Finally, here is a reference work that contains clear and useful definitions of words, phrases, and medical terms associated with HIV/AIDS! The Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology is an easy-to-understand guide to all of the mainstream jargon surrounding this epidemic. This user-friendly volume brings you a number of essential features, such as: popular and scientific names of conditions and medicines listings of addresses and contact information for organizations and government agencies that are concerned with HIV/AIDS definitions of historical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms related to HIV/AIDS details of corporate and organizational involvement with HIV/AIDS research, prevention, and intervention The Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology also includes entries that describe and relate to legal, social, psychological, and religious issues, not just medical terms, to give readers a complete source that will meet all of their needs. With this single resource, you will be able to easily and thoroughly understand the sometimes complex jargon associated with HIV/AIDS. For librarians, AIDS service organizations, people living with AIDS, and the general public, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology is a comprehensive guide to conditions and medical terms associated with HIV/AIDS. Dates, histories, addresses, telephone numbers, and Web site addresses are included with many entries.Including words specific to the epidemic as well as related psychosocial phrases, this essential volume offers you definitions of HIV/AIDS medications and listings of organizations and government agencies that are concerned with the disease.
Julia Rothman's best-selling illustrated Anatomy series takes a deep dive into the wonders of the sea with Ocean Anatomy. Follow Rothman's inquisitive mind and perceptive eye along shorelines, across the open ocean, and below the waves for an artistic exploration of the watery universe. Through her drawings, discover how the world's oceans formed, why the sea is salty, and the forces behind oceanic phenomena such as rogue waves. Colorful anatomical profiles of sea creatures from crustacean to cetacean, surveys of seafaring vessels and lighthouses, and the impact of plastic and warming water temperatures are just part of this compendium of curiosities that will entertain and educate readers of all ages. Also available in this series: Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook
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