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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.
The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of
its kind, The Dictionary of Cliches features more than four
thousand unique cliches and common expressions. Author Christine
Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and
uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each
entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and
an insightful example.
Magic has played an important part in our culture throughout history. This insightful book tracks the development of magic through the ages until we reach the present day with a revival of a magical consciousness in the West, and modern forms of goddess-centred female witchcraft. The book looks at the power of natural magic practiced by many New Age magicians and provides a thoughtful guide for anyone interested in working with magic. It describes how to perform spells, rituals and invocations, blessings and dedications. This unique book will inform and inspire anyone studying the ancient mystical arts.
This indispensable tool enables scientists and translators with
only a basic knowledge of Japanese to quickly locate and evaluate
pertinent information, tapping the large body of chemical
literature that at present is mainly inaccessible to non-Japanese
The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been
established as the leading reference resource for students,
teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It
provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature -
from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context
in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions.
This is a fully up-to-date and comprehensive photographic field guide to the snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Lavishly illustrated with 387 color photographs, it includes coverage of all 122 snake species found in these regions. The guide's detailed introduction discusses snake anatomy, biology, habitats and taxonomy. It also explores the health of snakes in captivity and conservation measures, and provides a succinct explanation of the chemical composition, physical effects and cultural uses of snake venom. Species accounts are arranged taxonomically and provide identification features, a description of the species' habitat and behavior and information about whether a snake is venomous. Abundant distribution maps describe each species' geographic variation and usual habitats. Clear photos aid identification and are supplemented with illustrations highlighting key anatomical features. A table of all species, country by country, is included at the back of the book. The first dedicated field guide on snakes to appear in many years, Snakes of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East will be indispensable for anyone interested in learning more about these unique reptiles. Highlights all 122 snake species found in the region Features 387 excellent photos supplemented with diagrams Reflects most recent classification and scientific research Provides each species' identification details, habitat, behavior and much more Includes distribution maps for all species
A definitive guide to the people in power in every part of the world, this book details some 16,000 government ministries, departments, agencies, corporations and their connected bodies from every country in the world. Each chapter contains: notes on the head of state; an outline of the country's legislature and governmental system; a list of ministries, together with principal personnel; government departments and their connected bodies; nationalized industries; and government organizations and affiliated groups arranged by subject heading. Subject headings include - agricultural organizations, banks, the armed forces, trade organizations, development bodies, energy, the media, tourism, telecommunications and judicial bodies. Each entry contains, where appropriate: names and titles of principal officials; full address, telephone, telex and fax numbers; and an outline of each organization's activities. This edition carries constitutional information on countries with federal states, including listings of major state institutions.
This comprehensive survey of the political, social and economic aspects of this vast region provides detailed essays statistics and directories for the major countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Code of Hammurabi, Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses, the radical notions that launched the French Revolution and the beliefs that propelled the American Civil Rights Movement are a few of the thousands of concepts described in this chronicle of intellectual history. Presenting the ideas of philosophers, prophets, scholars, critics, educators, revolutionaries and reformers, the chronology concentrates on the famous - as well as infamous - concepts that have changed the world. Here, too, are the historical turning points that resulted from the application of those ideas - the natural flow of the American Revolution from the concept of democratic liberalism, for example, or the Russian Revolution from Marxism.
This is a unique, extensively illustrated dictionary of terms, people, events, and dates spanning the entire history of medicine. It is a monumental work of scholarship totaling some 700 double-column pages with a large number of rare and exceptional illustrations from many original sources painstakingly compiled over years of far-searching inquiry involving more than 5,000 books and hundreds of journals. It is a major resource of hard-to-find information about notable medical figures, instruments, conditions, procedures, and dates and a storehouse of captivating anecdotes and background material. The book contains a wealth of material for concise historical introductions to a broad range of subjects and is the sine qua non authority on both well and little known facts of medical history. With this single volume-an unprecedented tour de force representing more than 7,000 hours of exhaustive research-clinicians and researchers from all fields of medicine can quickly and easily find authoritative, detailed definitions and descriptions, with dates, of medical terms and of the people and events contributing to the development of medicine from earliest times to the present day. The entries range widely from such as abacterial pyuria to zygote, including Latin and Greek origins of terms, compact biographies with dates, eponymic information of all kinds, and rarely seen drawings and photographs of antique medical instruments and little-known conditions.
The Lady's Stratagem is a comprehensive, step-by-step, illustrated guide to early 19th-century dressmaking, corset making, millinery, knitting, embroidery, clothing care, beauty treatments, and manners. The audiences include film and theatre costumers, historic re-enactors, and historical and romance novelists.
Revised and updated for 1999, this reference provides information on living authors and writers internationally. There are over 8000 entries on leading authors, novelists, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors and critics. The appendices section lists major literary awards and recipients, literary agents and societies worldwide.
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Exploring how our bodies work and function. This series of 20 beautifully illustrated charts explores essential concepts of human physiology. Each chart graphically explains processes vital to the functioning of human beings. Ideal for students, patient education and the informed consumer, the series is suitable for the home, school library or doctor's surgery. The charts are available with metal eyelets for hanging.
The Taste & Smell chart presents the anatomy of the tongue and upper respiratory tract. The receptors of gustation and olfaction are shown, including the synaptic connection. Concentration and its relationship to sensation is presented through a diagram.
Makes available research from international experts
Henry Gray's Anatomy Descriptive and Surgical has been the definitive medical book for students of the human body since its first publication in 1858. This professional guide is valued by medical practitioners, students and laypeople alike for its accuracy. This edition comprises an abridged version of the classic text - the last to be published during Gray's lifetime - and includes the masterly woodblock illustrations that made the original book a runaway success. A national and international treasure, Gray's Anatomy is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the history of medicine or in the amazingly complex machine that is the human body.
From Artichoke to Rhubarb- Vine to Hawthorn- The Complete Herbal provides the most comprehensive listings of herbs and their uses in existence. First published over 350 years ago by herbalist and apothecary Nicholas Culpeper, this encyclopaedic guide had an extensive impact on modern holistic medicine. This includes his description of the qualities of foxglove, later used to treat heart conditions. In this illustrated edition, over 400 herbs are described in detail, along with their 'government and virtues', remedies, and cautions. Although much of the medical advice must be taken with a pinch of salt, the engaging tone, enthusiasm, and expertise of the author are irresistible and highly entertaining.
How does a touchscreen work? When did men start wearing trousers? Can a robot think for itself? How do you cut a diamond? Can elite athletes keep breaking records? Find the answers fast in Reader's Digest Ultimate Book of Knowledge. This easy-to-use reference challenges what you know about our world. It's crammed with up-to-the-minute information, checked by the experts. Using a Q & A approach, it answers more than 800 questions on subjects such as planet Earth; natural history and the animal world; humans, our bodies, our history, societies, cultures, discoveries and inventions. And, there are funny, quirky and extraordinary Fast Fact features and stunning colour photos and illustrations throughout. Get instant help on a school project. Settle a family discussion or browse at your leisure. Entertain and impress your family and friends. You won't find all this information on the Internet - and you will be able to trust the Reader's Digest Ultimate Book of Knowledge.
In today's world, food security is an important issue. Food shortages push prices up, impacting upon the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of rural poor across the globe. One way to increase food security is to decrease the amount of yield lost to pests. The Pesticide Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive overview of the fight against pests, covering chemical pesticides, biocontrol agents and biopesticides. It also covers interrelated topics such as pesticide toxicity, legislation and regulation, handling, storage and safety aspects, IPM techniques, resistance management, interaction of pesticides with soil and the environment. An important reference for policy makers, advisers and students and researchers of crop science, this book also includes useful notes on commonly known plant diseases and pests.
This chart takes a look at stroke, atrial fibrillation (AFib) and their relationship. The anatomy and electrical pathways of the heart are shown, while graphics and text describe a sequence of events from AFib to stroke. The section on ischemic stroke includes views and descriptions on several topics, including effects and symptoms.
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