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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.
The Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food provides users with unprecedented access to nearly 200 entries that cover the entire food system, describing the concepts and processes that are used in the production of raw agricultural materials and food product manufacturing. So that users can locate the information they need quickly without having to flip through pages and pages of content, the encyclopedia avoids unnecessary complication by presenting information in short, accessible overviews.
Addresses Environmental Issues & Sustainability in the Context of 21st Century Challenges
Edited by a respected team of biotechnology experts, this unrivaled resource includes descriptions and interpretations of molecular biology research, including topics on the science associated with the cloning of animals, the genetic modification of plants, and the enhanced quality of foods. It discusses current and future applications of molecular biology, with contributions on disease resistance in animals, drought-resistant plants, and improved health of consumers via nutritionally enhanced foods.
Uses Illustrations to Communicate Essential Concepts & Visually Enhance the Text
This one-of-a-kind periodical examines regulation associated with biotechnology applications?with specific attention to genetically modified organisms?regulation differences in various countries, and biotechnology's impact on the evolution of new applications. The encyclopedia also looks at how biotechnology is covered in the media, as well as the biotechnology/environment interface and consumer acceptance of the products of biotechnology. Rounding out its solid coverage, the encyclopedia discusses the benefits and concerns about biotechnology in the context of risk assessment, food security, and genetic diversity.
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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.
*A complete, definitive source for the design, manufacture, application, and testing of small electric motors less than ten horsepower
A Dictionary of Criminal Justice is the only dictionary that deals with criminal justice from a UK perspective, and in doing so provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the British criminal justice system, including its historical context and contemporary operations.
The first three sections of the book explore in turn key definitions, key pieces of legislation and key documents that have helped to shape the operations of the criminal justice system, whilst the fourth details websites of particular relevance to this field. As such, this dictionary provides an extensive but accessible introduction to the important terms that relate to both the development and the contemporary processes of criminal justice. It also succeeds in placing the UK criminal justice system within an international setting through the inclusion of entries that acknowledge the global setting in which British justice operates.
Guides to key legislation and documents are included, and each definition is accompanied by references for further reading, making this book an invaluable learning tool for both students and practitioners of criminal justice.
The essential information you need to safely administer more than 400 intravenous drugs! For 45 years, Gahart's Intravenous Medications: A Handbook for Nurses and Health Professionals has been a trusted resource for comprehensive drug coverage, unparalleled accuracy, and an intuitive quick-access format. In addition to updating drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and patient teaching instructions for all existing IV drugs, this new 36th edition includes over a dozen new monographs of the most recent IV drugs to be approved by the FDA. Administering intravenous drugs is a critical field where being inaccurate or out-of-date is not an option. Known as the #1 IV drug handbook on the market, Gahart's annual publication and history of impeccable accuracy gives your students the extra confidence and guidance they need to safely and effectively treat patients. Monographs on more than 400 IV drugs offers an impressive breadth of coverage that goes well beyond any comparable drug reference. Annual publication prevents you from referencing outdated information. 45-year history of impeccable accuracy reinforces the importance of safe IV drug administration. The perfect depth of information equips you with everything that is needed by today's clinicians for safe administration of IV drugs nothing more, nothing less. Proven, clinically-optimized format keeps all dosage information for each drug on either a single page or a two-page spread to prevent hand contamination by having to turn a page. Highlighted Black Box Warnings and relevant content make locating critical information fast and easy. Special circumstances in blue-screened text call attention to important circumstances that may not warrant black box warnings. Life stage dosage variances are highlighted for geriatric, pediatric, infant, and neonatal patients. Dilution and dosage charts within monographs provide quick access to essential clinical information. Convenient, alphabetical format organizes all drug monographs by generic name, allowing you to find any drug in seconds. Additional drug monographs housed on the companion Evolve website. NEW! Updates on drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and more have been made throughout the guide to reflect all changes to existing medications. NEW! Drug monographs for approximately 10 to 15 newly approved drugs by the FDA provides you with the most current drug information.
A celebration of beer-its science, its history, and its impact on human culture What can beer teach us about biology, history, and the natural world? From ancient Mesopotamian fermentation practices to the resurgent American craft brewery, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall peruse the historical record and traverse the globe for engaging and often surprising stories about beer. They explain how we came to drink beer, what ingredients combine to give beers their distinctive flavors, how beer's chemistry works at the molecular level, and how various societies have regulated the production and consumption of beer. Drawing from such diverse subject areas as animal behavior, ecology, history, archaeology, chemistry, sociology, law, genetics, physiology, neurobiology, and more, DeSalle and Tattersall entertain and inform with their engaging stories of beer throughout human history and the science behind it all. Readers are invited to grab a beer and explore the fascinating history of its creation.
Illustrated from the Ashmolean's collections of twentieth-century sculpture, this book continues the series of Ashmolean Handbooks, edited by the Director of the Ashmolean, Dr Christopher Brown. It provides a context in terms of the Ashmolean's world-famous collection of antique and renaissance sculpture and the development of twentieth-century sculpture as a whole. It makes accessible for the first time many pieces by, among others, Epstein, Frink, Maillol, Moore, Underwood and Zadkine.
As North Carolina enters a new century, perhaps no southern state faces a more intriguing combination of challenges and opportunities. Changes in the state's economy, shifts in its population, and a widening breach between urban and rural areas are just some of the forces that are reshaping North Carolina at this pivotal time in its history. The North Carolina Atlas will be an invaluable aid in any effort to better comprehend the past, present, and future of our changing state. Using text and more than three hundred maps, charts, and photographs, the book offers an in-depth yet accessible look at the state's physical environment, history, population, and economy as well as such other aspects of life as government, politics, education, health, culture, and outdoor recreation. Tracing the shifts and patterns that have made North Carolina what it is today, the book also forecasts where these and other trends are taking us in this new century. |Featuring more than 300 color maps, charts, and photographs, The North Carolina Atlas profiles the challenges and opportunities the state must address early in the new century. It offers a detailed yet accessible look at recent developments and trends in such areas as the environment, population growth, agriculture, retail trade, population shifts, tourism, education, politics.
This report presents Census results for health administration areas in England and Wales. These include Strategic Health Authorities and Primary Care Trusts (and Care Trusts) in England and Local Health Boards in Wales. In addition to these results, an accompanying CD also provides results for wards (electoral divisions in Wales). The boundaries of these areas are those legally in place at the end of 2002.
This volume includes the derivation tables for Social Class based on occupation and socio-economic groups. Describes the main principles and conventions underlying Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) which lists different groups, job tasks and the common job titles.
The lunar landing, the Watergate break-in, the release of Nelson Mandela, the death of Princess Diana, 9/11 - these triumphs and tragedies are among the many thousands that have shaped our world through the centuries. This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753 BCE to the execution of Saddam Hussein on 30 December 2006, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490 BCE to the accord in Northern Ireland in 2007, 1001 Days That Shaped the World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents and natural disasters. Compiled by historian Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists and scientists, 1001 Days That Shaped the World features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer-term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.
The Census paints a comprehensive picture of society and is a vital source of information about the population of England and Wales. The first two phases, in September 2002 and February 2003, revealed the population number and counts of responses to the census questions. This third instalment of the series, Census 2001 National Report for England and Wales, produced by the National Statistics, provides the first opportunity to see in greater detail the results of the Census. This report contains 145 statistical tables covering the range of topics from the 2001 Census. For some topics, additional variables have been derived from a combination of responses to a number of questions. Examples of such derived variables are the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification, and living arrangements within households. Results are provided for England and Wales as a whole, in a variety of tables as follows. Standard Tables, provide a cross-tabulation of two or more Census variables such as Age by sex and marital status, Household composition by number of cars or vans available. Theme Tables, bring together a range of results on a particular population, such as dependent children. Supplementary Tables, are in addition to the cross-tabulations provided in Standard and Theme. Some of these provide further information on some individual variables, or specific counts of interest. These regular censuses underpin and make an essential contribution to public policy and to service provision, in both the public and private sector. The results from this latest Census will form the basis for key decisions over the next ten years.
The Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, Second Edition, provides a wide-ranging overview of the field, comprising authoritative reference articles for undergraduate and postgraduate students and those researching outside their area of expertise. Topics covered include classical and quantum optics, lasers, optical fibers and optical fiber systems, optical materials and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Articles cover all subfields of optical physics and engineering, such as electro-optical design of modulators and detectors. This update contains contributions from international experts who discuss topics such as nano-photonics and plasmonics, optical interconnects, photonic crystals and 2D materials, such as graphene or holy fibers. Other topics of note include solar energy, high efficiency LED's and their use in illumination, orbital angular momentum, quantum optics and information, metamaterials and transformation optics, high power fiber and UV fiber lasers, random lasers and bio-imaging.
This brand-new book provides in-depth review for the Physics 2 exam, which corresponds to a second-year, algebra-based physics class. Subject matter covers electric, magnetic, and gravitational fields; circuits and capacitance; fluid dynamics; thermodynamics; optics; and modern physics. Barron's AP Physics 2 offers in-depth review for the exam and includes: Two practice tests that reflect the AP Physics 2 exam A diagnostic test that helps students target areas where they need more study Practice questions and review that cover all test areas Tips and advice for dealing with the new problem types introduced on this test BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to two additional full-length online AP Physics 2 tests with all questions answered and explained. The online exams can be easily accessed by computer, tablet, and smartphone.
The 2001 Census report Key Statistics for Local Authorities in England and Wales provides the first opportunity to see a summary of the complete results of the Census. The results are set out to enable comparison at local, regional and national levels. Key Statistics for Local Authorities in England and Wales contains statistics for England and Wales and constituent local authority and administrative areas. This report presents statistics for some 375 Census variables for over 400 areas in 32 tables ranging from such topics as economic activity to socio-economic classification. These regular censuses underpin and make an essential contribution to public policy and to service provision, in both the public and private sector. The results from this latest Census will form the basis for key decisions over the next ten years. The Census, conducted every ten years, is a vital source of information about the population of England and Wales. The first results from the 2001 Census have been published in the following report, First Results on Population for England and Wales. This report provides resident populations at Census Day (29 April 2001) by sex and age for UK, England and Wales, regions of England, Wales and for each local authority in England and Wales. There is a lot more information still to come, from more detail on age and sex to an Assessment Accuracy Report giving further analysis of the differences between Census 2001 and the previous mid-year population estimates.
This comprehensive Dictionary is an important reference tool for all those interested in environmental science and environmental studies. Written in a clear and accessible style, the dictionary includes over three thousand up-to-date entries, all accompanied by a detailed yet straightforward definition covering all aspects of the subject. The book also includes three primers, which will bridge the gap between each discipline covered. These consist of introductions to environmental economics, international environmental problems and environmental systems, dynamics and modelling. Another unique feature is the inclusion of an appendix which lists and describes the world's major international environmental agreements. This Dictionary with its primers and appendices will prove immensely useful to all students and scholars of environmental science and studies.
Providing comprehensive coverage of the theoretical bases of metacognition and its applications to educational practice, this compendium of focused and in-depth discussions from leading scholars in the field:
The Handbook of Metacognition in Education covering Comprehension Strategies, Metacognitive Strategies, Metacomprehension, Writing, Science and Mathematics, Individual Differences, Self-Regulated Learning, Technology, Tutoring, and Measurement is an essential resource for researchers, faculty, students, curriculum developers, teachers, and others interested in using research and theory on metacognition to guide and inform educational practice.
Prospective graduate students preparing for the GRE will find intensive and carefully focused preparation for the exam's verbal reasoning section in this book. The author discusses the purposes and structure of the question types, providing more than 380 example questions with explanations that demonstrate how to arrive at correct answers. Test takers will also find: A diagnostic test that allows students to pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses Extensive practice and review chapters that cover all three general question types: sentence equivalence, text completion, and reading comprehension Two full-length verbal practice tests with answers and explanations A concise GRE Dictionary a vocabulary list with definitions that all successful GRE test takers must master
Whether you re an aspiring artist or new to the medium, seasoned instructor and accomplished artist Nathan Fowkes makes drawing portraits in charcoal not only accessible, but also a real pleasure! From stocking the best supplies to using them effectively, and composing a portrait while avoiding common mistakes, How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal by Nathan Fowkes will place you firmly on the path to producing the charcoal portraits you've dreamed of creating. His easy-to-follow tips, in-depth tutorials, and valuable exercises make this guide your first step toward building an understanding and appreciation for every face you draw. This handy book will equip you with the skills to capture them in beautiful charcoal fashion."
This is essential reading for parents-to-be. It reveals the meanings of over four thousand names, both well known and less well known, and explains their origins from many languages, ancient and modern. With this book you can satisfy your curiosity about the names of other people, discover the real meaning of your own name, and find the perfect name for your baby.
For more than 75 years, television shows have used their fictional or real settings as major characters. When you think of shows like Seinfeld, E.R., The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Golden Girls you can t not think of New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Miami (to say nothing of shows like Chicago Hope, WKRP in Cincinnati, Hot in Cleveland, L.A. Law, It s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The King of Queens, LA to Vegas, Sex and the City, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Middle, or even Gilligan s Island. From comedies to dramedies to dramas, every state in the union (and Washington, D.C.) can claim a show (or two or dozens) as their own. TV USA is the first ever fully illustrated atlas of the in-world restaurants, businesses, and notable locations featured in everyone s favourite television shows. In TV USA, readers will embark on a fully illustrated pop culture road trip from sea to televised sea (check local listings for times). Having a medical emergency in Seattle? Rush over to Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital. Owned and operated by its staff of top-notch doctors, this Level-1 Trauma Center is nationally recognized as a top healthcare provider. (Gray s Anatomy); Looking for a cosy inn in Vermont? You can t go wrong with Dick and Joanna Louden s Stratford Inn. (Newhart); Visiting New York? You must stop by Rockefeller Plaza to catch a free taping of TGS with Tracy Jordan. There s never a line, so seats are always available (30 Rock). TV USA is the perfect guided tour for the whole family, without the trauma of having your dad threaten to turn the car around.
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