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This welcome new resource for international students in art, design, and media provides clear explanations of the terminology they must master in order to fulfill their academic potential and enrich their professional careers. * Offers a much-requested new resource that fills a gap in the academic market * Tailored specifically to the needs of international students in art, design, and media * Color-coded key words and phrases for quick reference * Includes sections on study skills, academic expectations in Western institutions, methodologies, and important theorists * An ideal handbook for curators and gallery staff everywhere for whom English is a non-native language
Peace is an elusive concept, especially within the field of international law, varying according to historical era and between contextual applications within different cultures, institutions, societies, and academic traditions. This Research Handbook responds to the gap created by the neglect of peace in international law scholarship. Explaining the normative evolution of peace from the principles of peaceful co-existence to the UN declaration on the right to peace, this Research Handbook calls for the fortification of international institutions to facilitate the pursuit of sustainable peace as a public good. It sets forth a new agenda for research that invites scholars from a broad array of disciplines and fields of law to analyse the contribution of international institutions to the construction and implementation of sustainable peace. With its critical examination of courts, transitional justice institutions, dispute resolution and fact-finding mechanisms, this Research Handbook goes beyond the traditional focus on post-conflict resolution, and includes areas not usually found in analyses of peace such as investment and trade law. Bringing together contributions from leading researchers in the field of international law and peace, this Research Handbook analyses peace in the context of law applicable to women, refugees, environmentalism, sustainable development, disarmament, and other key contemporary issues. This thoughtful Research Handbook will be a crucial tool for policymakers, practitioners, and academics in the fields of international law, human rights, jus post bellum, and development. Its comprehensive insights to the field will also be of benefit for students of political science, law, and peace studies.
This manageably sized dictionary covers theory, experiment,
industrial practice and applications for nanotechnology, colloid,
and interface science, as well as much of what is now termed
materials science. The comprehensive information is presented in
several sections and formats: dictionary of terms, classification
tables on colloid and nanomaterial types, and sub-term glossaries
for specific phenomena, properties and methods. It offers both
newly-coined as well as older terms whose meanings have changed,
providing acronyms, synonyms, famous names, selected abbreviations,
and cross-references. It also contains a historical overview, units
and symbols, and a separate literature section for further reading
and following-up on specific topics.
WHY DO YOUR FINGERS GO WRINKLY IN THE BATH? HOW LONG CAN GOLDFISH REMEMBER THINGS? WHO THOUGHT UP NEWTON'S FIRST LAW? Science is all about finding answers to mind-boggling questions -- so following the hugely successful How Many Moons Does the Earth Have?, here are another 100 brain-teasers to test yourself, discover some amazing answers, and learn a lot of stuff along the way. Where does brown belong in the spectrum? What is a Zener card? And what color is the sun? With Brian Clegg, science has never been so much fun.
This second edition of the Dictionary of Taxation contains over 200 new or substantially revised entries to enhance the existing wide range of accessible definitions and terms used to describe various aspects of tax and tax systems around the world. The entries relate to the analysis of taxation, key concepts, major developments and controversies in taxation. The Dictionary draws on economic, accounting and legal aspects of taxation as well as the contributions of other social sciences to the understanding of taxation and its effects. Sorted alphabetically, with cross-referencing, each entry presents the essential points of a particular law, accountancy practice or economic concept. Additionally this revised and updated Dictionary offers a guide to readers of other literature on certain concepts or practices. Written in an accessible style, it will be indispensable to all those who need to know more about the concepts of taxation, including practitioners, academics and students.
This easy-to-use reference guide contains fabric, fringe and trim quantities using metric measurement, making it an essential reference tool for anyone involved in curtain making and design. Included are quantity tables for curtains, valances, pelmets, swags and tails, blinds and tablecloths.
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.
The only anatomy atlas illustrated by physicians, Atlas of Human Anatomy, 7th edition, brings you world-renowned, exquisitely clear views of the human body with a clinical perspective. In addition to the famous work of Dr. Frank Netter, you'll also find nearly 100 paintings by Dr. Carlos A. G. Machado, one of today's foremost medical illustrators. Together, these two uniquely talented physician-artists highlight the most clinically relevant views of the human body. In addition, more than 50 carefully selected radiologic images help bridge illustrated anatomy to living anatomy as seen in everyday practice. Region-by-region coverage, including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each section. Large, clear illustrations with comprehensive labels not only of major structures, but also of those with important relationships. Tabular material in separate pages and additional supporting material as a part of the electronic companion so the printed page stays focused on the illustration. Updates to the 7th Edition - based on reader requests: Full downloadable image bank, now with on/off functionality for individual labels, available at NetterReference.com. New Systems Overview section featuring brand-new, full-body views of surface anatomy, vessels, nerves, and lymphatics. More than 25 new illustrations by Dr. Machado, including the clinically important fascial columns of the neck, deep veins of the leg, hip bursae, and vasculature of the prostate; and difficult-to-visualize areas like the infratemporal fossa. New Clinical Tables at the end of each regional section that focus on structures with high clinical significance. These tables provide quick summaries, organized by body system, and indicate where to best view key structures in the illustrated plates. More than 50 new radiologic images - some completely new views and others using newer imaging tools - have been included based on their ability to assist readers in grasping key elements of gross anatomy. Updated terminology based on the international anatomic standard, Terminologia Anatomica, with common clinical eponyms included. Purchase of this Professional Edition allows access to the full downloadable image bank of the current Atlas as well as additional plates from previous editions and other bonus content at NetterReference.com. [*Your Registered User License allows for the creation of presentations for your individual, personal use which you can present in small group settings of 10 or fewer people. It also permits registered student users to include images in posters at scientific conferences as long as proper citation is included. Complete Registered User License as well as contact information for Institutional sales can be found at www.NetterReference.com.] Access will terminate 5 years from publication or upon publication of the next edition of this title.
Among the many topics covered in this handy, pocket-sized guide are air and gases, carpentry and construction, pipes, pumps, computers, electronics, geology, math, surveying and mapping, and weights and measures. Includes tables, charts, drawings, lists & formulas.
Crafted is a celebration of craft in the 21st century - a definitive visual guide to all things handmade. Featuring over 70 of the most popular and well-established crafts, Sally Coulthard explores their history, materials and techniques as she offers a deeper insight into some of your favourite crafts and provides inspiration for both new and ancient creative pursuits.
After an introductory section covering the culture of craft (its definition, why it matters, history and community), the main body of the book consists of beautifully illustrated entries on 73 of the world's most established crafts. The scope is encyclopaedic and covers Paper, Pen & Print (bookbinding, origami, calligraphy, lino printing), Textiles, Cloth & Leather (fur & leather, embroidery, knitting, dyeing), Pottery, Glass & Stone (porcelain, stained glass, stone carving), Wood, Willow & Nature (basket weaving, wood carving, lime plastering and thatching) and Metal (gold, bronze, cast iron and steel).
A comprehensive directory section, listing international organisations and professional communities and guilds, completes this groundbreaking compendium.
The go-to guide for students and nurses alike to promote better patient care! Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook 2020 provides you with essential information on more than 1,000 generic and 4,000 trade name drugs. This handy user-friendly guide features updated Black Box Alerts and comprehensive coverage of IV drug administration, nursing considerations, and fixed combinations. It uniquely guides you through clinical priorities in the practice setting and is organized alphabetically by generic drug name for quick reference. Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions and lists the effect or reaction by frequency of occurrence to allow the nurse to easily identify which are most likely to occur. Plus, new drug monographs cover approximately 32 newly approved drugs by the FDA; and thoroughly updated monographs include new interactions, precautions, and alerts. Over 1,000 generic name drugs (encompassing over 4,000 trade name drugs) are organized alphabetically with A to Z tabs to make accessing important information quick and easy. Detailed information for each drug distinguishes side effects and adverse reactions to help you identify which are most likely to occur. Special text treatment for high-alert drugs that pose the greatest risk for patient harm, as well as an appendix for drug names that sound alike and look alike, help promote safe drug administration. UNIQUE! Frequently-used herb monographs and herb interactions keep you informed of the effects of commonly encountered herbs.Classifications s ection features an overview of actions and uses for drug families.T op 100 Drugs list helps you easily identify the most frequently administered drugs.N ursing implications are organized in a functional nursing process framework and include headings for Baseline Assessment, Intervention/Evaluation, and Patient/Family Teaching. Information on lifespan and disorder-related dosage variations equips you with special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, hepatic, and immune-or renal-compromised patients. Extensively expanded IV content features a heading for IV compatibilities and expanded rates of infusion, reconstitutions, drip rates, test doses, flushing, and incompatibilities. Fixed combinations are included in dosages of each combined drug directly within the individual monographs to help you understand different drug dose options for specific diseases. Cross-references to the 400 top U.S. brand-name drugs are located directly in the main section of the book for easier accessibility. Customizable and printable monographs for 100 of the most commonly used drugs and quarterly drug updates are located on the free Evolve companion site. Therapeutic and toxic blood level information shows students the patient implications for drug administration. Comprehensive IV Compatibility Chart foldout arms you with compatibility information for 65 intravenous drugs. Newly approved drugs are listed in the front of the book for quick and easy access to this timely information. Highlights the features of a sample drug monograph with callouts to help you understand how to use the book more efficiently. NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 32 newly approved drugs by the FDA equip you with the most current drug information. NEW! Updated monographs include new interactions, precautions, alerts, patient teaching instructions, and other need-to-know information helps prevent medication dispensing errors.
." . . readers will count on Popular Mechanics' advice." --Booklist (starred review) For any home repair, big or small, homeowners can turn to this practical and portable reference. Got a squeaky floor or a rattling door? Is your grout a color you don't recognize anymore? From quick fixes like linking broken chains and patching drywall to more involved projects like replacing a fuel line and bleeding your brakes, Popular Mechanics How to Fix Anything is the handy and reliable go-to guide for the most common household problems offering a primer on plumbing, unexpected hacks like using a golf tee to fill a stripped screw hole, instructions for tuning up the garage door, and so much more. Throughout the book Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics' senior home editor, answers questions about the trickiest fix-its, including how to deal with a recurring ceiling cracks or get rid of that stench from the kitchen sink.. And because it's organized room by room, from basement to bathroom to bedroom, it's simple to find the solution you need--so you won't have to hire someone else to do the job.
Civilisations have been fighting each other for thousands of years. Some mighty civilisations have left few traces except for descriptions of their greatest martial endeavours, and some ancient conflicts still remain unresolved to this day. The Encyclopedia of Classic Warfare is an authoritatively written and brilliantly illustrated reference work to the key wars and battles fought from ancient times up to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Arranged in chronological order from the early Middle Eastern conflicts such as Megiddo and Kadesh through to the Napoleonic Wars, each entry includes full-colour illustrations, either maps or artworks, as well as information boxes containing key facts and figures and a description of the context, the course of battle and the conflict's aftermath. An easily accessible guide to more than 160 battles and campaigns, Encyclopedia of Classic Warfare is essential reading for enthusiasts and general readers alike. About the Author Jack Watkins is a freelance writer on arts, history, heritage and conservation, with a degree in Medieval History (BA Hons, University of London). He writes regularly for The Daily Telegraph as well as The National Trust Magazine, Heritage Today (member magazine of English Heritage), The Guardian, The Independent, and BBC History.
Learn to fly a plane according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations The most complete guide to the rules of aviation accessible anywhere Contains all of the information needed to operate safely in US airspace and is fully updated If you are an aviation enthusiast or an aviator, you need to have the newest edition of the FAR/AIM. In the most recent edition of the FAR/AIM, produced by the FAA, all procedures, illustrations, and regulations are up-to-date and reflect current FAA data. Learn about takeoffs and landings, land navigation, how to aid climb, world flight patterns, flying rolls, academic liftoff, and more. This useful reference book is a critical resource for all members of the aviation community, including aspiring pilots seeking a concrete background in the rules, procedures, and requirements of flight training. This manual also includes: A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratings Standard instrument procedures A pilot/controller glossary Parachute operations The NASA Aviation Safety reporting form Airworthiness standards for products and parts Important FAA contact information
From adventure racing to wrestling and all sports in between, The Sports Rules Book, 4th Edition is an all-inclusive resource that covers 64 sports. This updated and expanded fourth edition features each sport's origin and history, basic procedures, terminology, equipment and scoring systems. Selected sports' coverage also includes officials' signals and rule modification to help teachers and coaches adapt sports for younger and less-skilled players. The chapters feature standardised sections for quick reference. Each chapter is also reviewed and approved by governing bodies or experts in the sport to ensure accurate and up-to-date information.
Twitter, Google, Skype - do these, and the many other technological terms you hear these days, sound like a foreign language to you? If so, it's time to learn the vocabulary and find out how it can improve your life. This guide will make using the Internet straightforward, productive and enjoyable. In clear question-and-answer form, here is the most important, most useful information you'll need. You'll discover how to communicate face to face with family and friends around the world; store and edit your digital photos; pay bills; buy books online or search for the best holiday house rental; find a doctor or a garden centre. Whatever it is, in no time at all, you'll be doing it better and more easily. You'll love the conversational, positive tone, and you'll be empowered by the clarity and authority of the answers.
A richly illustrated and up-close look at the secret lives of spiders and other arachnids The American Southwest is home to an extraordinary diversity of arachnids, from spitting spiders that squirt silk over their prey to scorpions that court one another with kissing and dancing. Amazing Arachnids presents these enigmatic creatures as you have never seen them before. Featuring a wealth of color photos of more than 300 different kinds of arachnids from eleven taxonomic orders--both rare and common species--this stunningly illustrated book reveals the secret lives of arachnids in breathtaking detail, including never-before-seen images of their underground behavior. Amazing Arachnids covers all aspects of arachnid biology, such as anatomy, sociality, mimicry, camouflage, and venoms. You will meet bolas spiders that lure their victims with fake moth pheromones, fishing spiders that woo their mates with silk-wrapped gifts, chivalrous cellar spiders, tiny mites, and massive tarantulas, as well as many others. Along the way, you will learn why arachnids are living fossils in some respects and nimble opportunists in others, and how natural selection has perfected their sensory structures, defense mechanisms, reproductive strategies, and hunting methods. Covers more than 300 different kinds of arachnids, including ones new to science Features more than 750 stunning color photos Describes every aspect of arachnid biology, from physiology to biogeography Illustrates courtship and mating, birth, maternal care, hunting, and defense Includes first-ever photos of the underground lives of schizomids and vinegaroons Provides the first organized guide to macroscopic mites, including photos of living mites for easy reference
The world's most comprehensive reference to Champagne and sparkling wine by the world's leading authority: multi-award-winning wine writer Tom Stevenson. This third edition has been fully updated and significantly extended by Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, one of the world's most exciting and talented young wine writers and the editor of FINE Champagne magazine. A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes of France to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers of China, this extraordinary work takes you to five continents and to all the countries where serious sparkling wine is produced. More than 1,600 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-point global scale with an in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine. More than 400 gorgeous photographs vividly enrich the physical splendour of the work.
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