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This is the ultimate guide to getting the most out the world's most popular hobby, with countless examples of rare, vivid and historical stamps spanning almost two centuries, plus advice on price and guidance about acquisition. Read some of the fascinating stories behind the world's most sought-after stamps, from the famous commemoratives of American presidents to issues from some of the most remote post offices in the world. Stamps trace the character and history of the country from which they originate, and this encyclopedic visual directory is a stunning account of some of the most bizarre, vivid and poignant examples ever created.
The year's finest mathematical writing from around the world This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2018 makes available to a wide audience many pieces not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These essays delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday aspects of math, offering surprising insights into its nature, meaning, and practice--and taking readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. James Grime shows how to build subtly mischievous dice for playing slightly unfair games and Michael Barany traces how our appreciation of the societal importance of mathematics has developed since World War II. In other essays, Francis Su extolls the inherent values of learning, doing, and sharing mathematics, and Margaret Wertheim takes us on a mathematical exploration of the mind and the world--with glimpses at science, philosophy, music, art, and even crocheting. And there's much, much more. In addition to presenting the year's most memorable math writing, this must-have anthology includes an introduction by the editor and a bibliography of other notable pieces on mathematics. This is a must-read for anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed.
Is Capitalism Working? is a highly relevant question today - not least to a generation coming of age in a world still experiencing aftershocks from the near-meltdown of the world economy in 2008. Economic theory can be complex, but Jacob Field's wellstructured and thought-provoking text lays out the debate in a clear, accessible and engaging manner. Infographics and timelines ensure that readers grasp the basic tenets, history and context of capitalism, without distracting from the compelling arguments. Jacob Field presents a measured conclusion that reviews the evidence on each side, allowing room for the reader to draw his or her own conclusions.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that aim to better measure students' critical-thinking, problem-solving skills, and ability to communicate. Through a series of high quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts, teachers, schools, and parents can rest assured that students are on track for success. Barron's is pleased to offer these newly revised study guides to help students prepare for these tests in the State of New Jersey. In our Grade 3 ELA/Literacy Test workbook, students will find: Two full-length practice tests, one PBA and one EOY, with answers and explanations In-depth review through engaging lessons, hints, and tips for all elements of each PARCC test Content that is reflective of classroom lessons and fully aligned to the Common Core Curriculum An explanation and overview of the PARCC assessments The PARCC assessments were first administered during the 2014-15 school year. This Grade 3 ELA/Literacy Test workbook can be used at home or in school to reinforce classroom lessons and help put students in the best possible position for success.
"Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition"is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of atmospheric sciences, including both theory and applications. With more than 320 articles and 1,600 figures and photographs, this revised version of the award-winning first edition offers comprehensive coverage of this important field. The six volumes in this set contain broad-ranging articles on topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction.
The "Encyclopedia" is an ideal resource for academia,
government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and
environmental sciences. It is written at a level that allows
undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing
active researchers with the latest information in the field.
"Berlin School Glossary "is the first major publication to mark the
increasing international importance of a group of contemporary
German and Austrian filmmakers initially known by the name the
Berlin School: Christian Petzold, Thomas Arslan, Christoph
Hochhausler, Jessica Hausner, and others. The study elaborates on
the innovative strategies and formal techniques that distinguish
these films, specifically questions of movement, space,
spectatorship, representation, desire, location, and narrative.
Abandoning the usual format of essay-length analyses of individual
films and directors, the volume is organized as an actual glossary
with entries such as bad sex, cars, the cut, endings, familiar
places, forests, ghosts, hotels, interiority, landscapes, siblings,
surveillance, swimming pools, and wind. This unique format combined
with an informative introduction will be essential to scholars and
fans of the German New Wave
Baffled by Buddhism? Confused by Catholicism? Mystified by Mysticism? World Religions is a beautifully illustrated and annotated guide to world religions: from ancient religions such as Celtic and Norse beliefs to the main faiths of our modern world: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism and more. As well as explaining the key practices, figures, and images of each religion, World Religions also explains religious principles such as myth, ritual, The Golden Rule, and what the future holds for religious beliefs and culture. World Religions is the perfect guide for those beginning their exploration into faith, or for those just needing a quick reference tool. With clarity, insight, sensitivity, and detail, World Religions details the beliefs from Scientology to Zoroastrianism and everything in between.
With over 5,500-including 150 new-accessible entries, this sixth edition of the bestselling Dictionary of Finance and Banking has been fully revised and updated to take into account the ever-developing financial landscape of the last five years. This comprehensive A-Z defines terms from all aspects of personal and international finance, including money markets, private investments and borrowing, central banking, foreign exchanges, monetary policy, and public and government finance. Now with expanded international coverage to reflect the on-going globalization of financial markets and the growing importance of development finance, with new entries such as village banking, Islamic Development Bank, and M-Pesa. Quick links for additional online resources relating to the field can also be found on the companion website to expand reading and delve deeper into the world of finance and banking. With clear and accessible definitions, this jargon-free dictionary is a companion volume to the other financial titles in this bestselling series (A Dictionary of Business and Management, A Dictionary of Accounting, and A Dictionary of Economics), and provides accurate and valuable information for students, practitioners, private investors, and readers of the financial pages alike.
A rich resource for all designers and artists looking for inspiration and guidance on colour combinations. A huge range of combinations is provided, with full readings for both CMYK (for designers working in print) and RGB (for Web-based and other multi-media designers). As an accomplished colour theorist, the author looks at colour combinations through various elements of colour theory, from hues, values and chroma to working with concepts such as simultaneous contrast and perceptual transparency. The author has also generated an inspirational series of colour palettes taken from photographs of the world around us, depicting landscapes, urban subjects and everyday objects. The book also contains a selection of work from cutting-edge designers and artists who explain the use of colour in their work and offer exciting new palettes. The colour combinations are rendered as two- and three-colour graphics, stripe studies and more unstructured and complex compositions, all of which showcase the huge variety of effects that can be achieved with colour. This fascinating book reveals the true magic of colour and is an essential reference book for any designer and artist.
This glossary addresses the need for harmonised toxicology terminology. Fully comprehensive and rigorously reviewed by IUPAC Committees, it serves as the reference glossary for students and researchers in toxicology, and those involved in chemicals legislation, regulation and risk assessment. Toxicology uses terminology from chemistry, medicine, geology, botany, zoology, ecology, and veterinary medicine, as well as some legal terms. Toxicology has become crucial to global trade in chemicals as legislation is increasingly co-ordinated around the world and is based on the classification of toxicity. Consistent terminology is crucial for effective legislation and trade in the modern world.
This fourth, greatly enlarged edition of a bestselling title is now neatly divided into three volumes. The text has been thoroughly updated and expanded by around 30 %. The result is an essential reference work - almost 12,000 entries provide a comprehensive overview of genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. Each entry is accompanied by an extensive explanation including a complete listing of synonyms and acronyms, and most entries also contain cross-references to related terms. All formulas have been professionally redrawn to create a uniform style, and the majority of figures are custom designed for the dictionary.
The Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics, Fourth Edition is a must-have reference for every gene technologists, biotechnologists and cell biologists. It is also of interest for the biotechnological industry, and a useful addition to the bookshelf of every university and company library.
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development remains the most authoritative and accessible account of all aspects of child development. Written by an international team of experts, its comprehensive coverage includes everything from prenatal development to adolescence, pediatrics, theories and research methods, physical development, social and emotional development, perceptual and cognitive development, language development, psychopathology, and parenting. The second edition has also been thoroughly updated to reflect major developments over the last decade in areas such as neuroscientific methods, developmental cognitive and social neuroscience, the effects of environmental influences on gene expression, and the relationship between human development and evolution. Throughout 124 entries, the Encyclopedia advocates an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of child development. With clear, jargon-free style and user-friendly format, this is the essential reference for researchers and students of child development, as well as healthcare professionals, social workers, educators, and anyone interested in the well-being of children.
The third edition of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics is an authoritative and invaluable reference source covering every aspect of its wide-ranging field. In 3,250 entries the Dictionary spans grammar, phonetics, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics. Clear examples - and diagrams where appropriate - help to convey the meanings of even the most technical terms. It also incorporates entries on key scholars of linguistics, both ancient and modern, summarising their specialisms and achievements. With existing entries thoroughly revised and updated, and the addition of 100 new entries, this new edition expands its coverage of semantics, as well as recently emerging terminology within, for example, syntactic theory and sociolinguistics. Wide-ranging and with clear definitions, it is the ideal reference for students and teachers in language-related courses, and a great introduction to linguistics for the general reader with an interest in language and its study.
This updated edition prepares students to succeed on the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M (Ecology and Molecular). This comprehensive manual presents: A short diagnostic test Two full-length Biology E/M practice tests All test questions answered and explained A test overview and an extensive subject review of all topics covered on the exam More than 350 additional practice questions with answers The practice tests reflect the actual test in format and degree of difficulty. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to two additional full-length online SAT Biology Subject Tests with all questions answered and explained. The online exams can now be easily accessed by computer, tablet, and smartphone.
An interest in the middle ages often brings the non-specialist reader up short against a word or term which is not understood or only imperfectly understood. This dictionary is intended to put an end to all that: it has been designed to be of real help to general readers and specialists alike. The dictionary contains some 3,400 terms as headwords, ranging from the legal and ecclesiastic to the more prosaic words of daily life. Latin was the language of the church, law and government, and many Latin terms illustrated here are frequently found in modern books of history of the period; similarly, the precise meaning of Old English and Middle English terms may elude today's reader: this dictionary endeavours to provide clarity. In addition to definition, etymologies of many words are given, in the belief that knowing the origin and evolution of a word gives a better understanding. There are also examples of medieval terms and phrases still in use today, a further aid to clarifying meaning. CHRISTOPHER COREDON has also compiled the Dictionary of Cybernyms. Dr ANN WILLIAMS, historical consultant on the project, was until her retirement Senior Lecturer in medieval history at the Polytechnic of North London.
Part of the best-selling isms series, this is an easy to use guide to world religions. From the major religions to specific sects and denominations, it gives a practical introduction to all the significant isms that have shaped world religion. For each ism, there is a definition, an introduction to the topic and key words as well as suggestions of other isms that the reader might be interested in. The religions are illustrated with images of the art and architecture representative of the religion. In the appendix there is a glossary, a map of the world showing where the religions are primarily based, a list of festivals and other useful information. This book, with its strong illustrative matter from art and architecture, is a handy companion volume to the first two books in the series. It is also a useful reference for people interested in world religions.
The Definitive Jazz & Blues Encyclopedia, now fully updated from the illustrated edition, is the ultimate guide to two musical styles that have fundamentally influenced popular music. Divided into chapters, each covering a different era, the book traces the evolution of jazz and blues from their nineteenth-century African-American origins right through to the present day. Each chapter starts with a Sounds & Sources section, looking at the key developments in the music during that period. This is followed by an A-Z of artists from that era, with more extensive entries on key artists that include recommended classic recordings. With further sections on Styles, covering everything from Ragtime to Bebop and Texas Blues to Rhythm & Blues, and more; and Instruments, all written by a team of experts, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy to use and highly informative.
ABCs and ESPNs Mr. Stats ranks the NBAs greatest players of all time in this provocative and comprehensive book
Elliot Kalbs work is beyond excellent. He thinks in story lines and uses numbers and history to make compelling and often original points. --Bob Costas
When the NBA released its supposedly authoritative list of the top 50 players, basketball fans everywhere begged to differ. In Whos Better, Whos Best? Elliot Kalb, known to TV viewers as ABCs Mr. Stats, enters the fray.
The ultimate NBA historian and authority in armchair athletes disputes, Kalb interweaves numbers, facts, and anecdotes to flesh out the central question in every basketball fans mind: Whos the best? His choices are provocative (Michael Jordan isnt #1; hes not even #2), framed by discussions with unorthodox sources and respected NBA experts, players, and coaches.
A tremendously satisfying book for anyone hungry for statistics and debate, this is the ultimate behind-the-numbers story of the best of the NBA.
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