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Delve into a wealth of famous events, significant sites and momentous births and deaths. Choose a day of the year and discover the fascinating array of people, places and happenings for which it is notable. This day-by-day compendium provides a rich assortment of anniversaries from throughout the centuries and across the world. * A day-by-day approach to the key events for each day across the years * Uncover little-known historical facts about your own special dates * Contains a helpful index arranged by year to help you find those key event anniversaries Previously published as The Times On This Day.
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 requests from students and practitioners alike: 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. Student Consult access includes a pincode to unlock the complete enhanced eBook of the Atlas through Student Consult. Every plate in the Atlas-and over 100 Bonus Plates including illustrations from previous editions-are enhanced with an interactive label quiz option and supplemented with "Plate Pearls" that provide quick key points and supplemental tools for learning, reviewing, and assessing your knowledge of the major themes of each plate. Tools include 300 multiple choice questions, videos, 3D models, and links to related plates.
ABC of Autism provides clinicians and medical students with a succinct, evidence-based overview of the symptoms, evaluation, treatment, and management of autism in both daily practice and for ongoing patient support plans. This accessible and informative guide allows primary healthcare professionals to quickly reference the essential information required for appropriate patient care. Compact yet comprehensive, this book offers concise and focused chapters covering topics ranging from basic epidemiology and key diagnostic features to managing behavioural difficulties and co-morbidities, such as ADHD and dyspraxia. Full-colour illustrations reinforce understanding of the condition while actual case studies demonstrate contemporary practices and real-life scenarios. ABC of Autism is a valuable resource for GPs, paediatricians, speech therapists, educational psychologists, medical and nursing students, and practitioners responsible for coordinating multidisciplinary care for patients with autism.
Aided by this book the gardener can now answer the question "What's in a name?" and they and their garden will benefit from understanding the wealth of information that has hitherto lain hidden within the mysterious world of Latin names.' - Financial Times Online RHS Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unravelling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3,000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how plant names can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste, and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Joseph Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials. A little Latin can do a lot of good - apply the lore of Latin to your own garden! Contents includes... The A-Z Listings of Latin Plant Names Plant Profiles Plant Hunters Plant Themes ...And Much More!
Published annually, this 22nd edition brings together a unique combination of the latest data on, and detailed analysis of, a vast region. Scrupulously updated by Europa's experienced editors, the volume also includes contributions from regional specialists. New for 2014: new essays reassessing the war on drugs in Latin America and examining environmental issues in the region following the Rio+20 conference analysis of all recent elections in the region, including the return to office of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional in Mexico and the struggle for power in Venezuela following the death of Hugo Chavez completely revised articles on Caribbean autonomy, political change in Latin America, violence and insecurity in Mexico, and natural hazards in the Caribbean General Survey Essays written by acknowledged experts on the area provide an impartial overview of the region. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country, comprising: essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country a statistical survey a full directory section a select bibliography. Regional Information A directory of research institutes and bibliographies of books and journals covering Latin America and the Caribbean.
Combining impartial analysis with reliable facts and figures, this fully revised and updated 16th edition provides up-to-date commentary on these vast North American nations. New for 2014: five new essays covering the politics of climate change in North America, the US federal deficit and national debt, recent political developments in Canada, manufacturing in the USA and US foreign trade. General Survey Essays by leading experts analyse topics of regional importance, including: US-Canadian economic integration, immigration and the North American media. Country Surveys Each country is dealt with in greater detail within its own section. Country chapters include: a chronology of political events essays covering key socio-political and economic themes, including: recent political developments; foreign affairs; constitution; energy policy; economic overview; agriculture; trade; health and social policy additional essays examining timely subjects such as US-Chinese economic competition, religion in US politics and aboriginal peoples in Canada historical, political and economic surveys of the US states and Canadian provinces and territories statistical surveys of economic and demographic indicators detailed information on selected organizations, prominent figures and research institutes active in the region.
The most influential and distinguished women throughout the world are brought together in this unique single-volume publication. Listing more than 7,500 entries from a variety of backgrounds, this new ninth edition reflects the significant role of women in modern society. A one-stop research tool making reference quick and easy, recognizing established personalities as well as women who are rising to prominence. Key Features: each entry includes: nationality, date and place of birth, education, family details, career, awards and publications, leisure interests, address and telephone numbers, and email and internet addresses where available comprehensive biographies of women from all occupational fields are included: politics, finance, business, academia, science, literature, the media, fashion, the arts, medicine, sports and many more.
B-Day is here! But don't spend it stressing about the precious time that's gone by - embrace the fact that you have made it to half a century with this collection of witty and wise quotes.
B-Day is here! But don't spend it stressing about the precious time that's gone by - embrace the fact that you are growing more and more graceful with age (well, sort of) with this collection of humorous and uplifting quotes.
Rose is in the pink these days, and it's no surprise - whether you're at a picnic or a barbecue, enjoying a cosy night in or a big night out, with a glass of rose in hand everything is just peachy. Bringing together the finest blend of recipes, clever quips, trivia and statements from aficionados the world over, this little book raises a glass to the rising star of the wine world: rose.
I dino if there's anyone better than you Calling all unique individuals, awesome oddballs and dinosaurs! Celebrate being wild, weird and simply T-riffic with this collection of inspiring quotes and roarful puns. Just remember, you're tricera-tops!
The definitive survey of the countries and territories of Western Europe, comprising expert analysis and commentary, up-to-date economic and socio-political data and extensive directory information. New for 2014: coverage of the ongoing economic crisis in the eurozone and its effect on the politics and economies of countries in the region major political developments are analysed, including the legislative elections in Austria, Germany, Italy, Norway and other countries and territories in the region comprehensively updated directory sections, including new heads of state in Belgium and the Netherlands following the abdication of their respective monarchs, and Vatican City with the election of the new Pope. General Survey Essays by leading experts on the area cover issues of regional importance. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country, comprising: an introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, history and economy of each country, including a chronology and map. an extensive statistical survey of economic and demographic indicators, including area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education. a comprehensive directory of names and contact details covering the most significant political and commercial institutions. Regional Information a directory of research institutes specializing in the region bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the region.
Acting is widely acknowledged to be the central art of the theatre and has a long and vibrant history. With over one thousand entries, this is the first encyclopedia of stage actors and acting around the world. More than one hundred renowned international contributors provide biographical, historical and technical information about actors both familiar and obscure whose work has been crucial in the development of acting methods and traditions from classical theatre to the present day. Entries on key directors, theorists and teachers, and on the elements and genres of acting provide insights into the history of acting as an art and its current practice. Including a chronological list of actors that spans the past two thousand years and many diverse countries and cultures, this Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and unique overview of acting onstage that will be of interest to anyone who attends or practises theatre.
Experience the powerful words of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has spent a lifetime in service to the United States, from young lawyer fighting for the disadvantaged to Secretary of State and two-time presidential candidate. Arranged thematically, the hundreds of selections here have been drawn from her speeches, conferences, debates, interviews, books, social media posts, and more, and cover both her personal and professional lives.
Provides coverage of the pathogenesis, clinical, morphologic, molecular and investigational aspects of a full range of blood disorders seen in daily practice The revised fifth edition of this renowned atlas presents readers with a comprehensive, visual guide to clinical hematology, featuring 2700 full-color photographs and figures depicting the spectrum of hematological diseases. Ranging from photographs of the clinical manifestations and key microscopic findings to diagrams of the molecular aspects of these diseases, the book provides up-to-date information of the blood diseases that clinicians encounter every day. Color Atlas of Clinical Hematology: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease offers the reader an understanding of normal cell machinery, and of the molecular basis for such processes as DNA and cell replication, RNA species, trafficking and splicing, protein synthesis, transcription factors, growth factor signal transduction, epigenetics, cell differentiation, autophagy, and apoptosis. The text goes on to explore how these processes are disturbed in the various diseases of the bone marrow, blood, and lymphoid systems. Helps solve difficult diagnostic challenges and covers complex principles using highly illustrative, full-color images Explores all aspects of benign and malignant hematology, including blood transfusion and coagulation with extensive coverage of the pathogenesis of common clinical entities Provides a quick and easy reference of key diagnostic issues in a comprehensive yet concise format Includes and illustrates the WHO Classification of Hematologic Malignancies Illustrates the new knowledge of the molecular basis of inherited and acquired blood diseases Color Atlas of Clinical Hematology: Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease is the must-have resource for both trainee and practising hematologists, and for every department of hematology. "Substantially updated and now multi-authored so that all aspects of haematology are equally covered, including the newest developments in molecular biology and genomic sequencing" "There is a surplus of invention in communicating complex problems here and an admirable effort to keep the reader totally up-to-date"
The International Directory of Government is the definitive guide to people in power in every part of the world. All the top decision-makers are included in this one-volume publication, which brings together government institutions, agencies and personnel from the largest nations (China, India, Russia, etc.) to the smallest overseas dependencies (Guadeloupe, Guernsey and Christmas Island, etc). Institutional entries contain the names and titles of principal officials, postal, e-mail and internet addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and other relevant details. Key features: comprehensive lists of government ministers and ministries coverage of state-related agencies and other institutions arranged by subject heading details of important state, provincial and regional administrations, including information on US states, Russian republics, and the states and territories of India.
A comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of this region, incorporating the latest economic and socio-political developments. New for 2014: a new essay on the Black Sea region discussion and expert analysis of elections throughout the region, including the legislative elections in Albania and Bulgaria in mid-2013 details of developments in relations with the EU for both current and prospective members and in the eurozone. General Survey Essays by acknowledged experts in the region cover a variety of topical issues, including: the crisis in the eurozone; the impact of the new member states on the external relations of the European Union (EU); Central and South-Eastern European economies; minorities; the Baltic Sea region; Bosnia and Herzegovina since Dayton; social policy; and the place of modern Greece in South-Eastern Europe. In addition, appendices discuss the religions of the region and the Russian Baltic territory of Kaliningrad. Country Surveys Individual chapters for each country, containing: information on physical and social geography a detailed chronology of political events, both recent and historical essays on each country's political history and economy a statistical survey an extensive directory of contact details for political, state and commercial institutions and organizations in the region (covering national and local government, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judicial system, religion, the media, finance, telecommunications and broadcasting, major companies, transport, tourism, culture, social welfare, the environment, defence, education - and more) and a select bibliography Who's Who in Central and South-Eastern Europe Biographical details for more than 200 of the region's leading political figures. Regional Information Contact information and extensive details of the activities of regional and international organizations active in the region; a list of research institutes that focus on the region, together with contact details; and select bibliographies of both books and periodicals.
Now in its 22nd edition, the Europa International Foundation Directory 2013 provides an unparalleled guide to the foundations, trusts, charitable and grant-making NGOs, and other similar not-for-profit organizations of the world. It provides a comprehensive picture of third sector activity on a global scale. Users will find names and contact details for over 2,550 institutions world-wide. This new edition has been revised and expanded to include the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on this growing sector.
Customers who place a standing order for the "Tests in Print" series or the "Mental Measurements Yearbook" series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 800-755-1105 (in the U.S.) or 402-472-3581 (outside the U.S.). The most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, the "Mental Measurements Yearbooks" are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information, critical reviews, and comprehensive bibliographic references on the construction, use, and validity of all tests published in English. The objectives of the "Mental Measurements Yearbooks" have remained essentially the same since the publication of the series. These objectives include provision to test users of: factual information on all known tests published as separates in the English-speaking countries of the worldcandidly critical test reviews written for the "MMY"s by qualified professional people representing a variety of viewpointsexcerpts of the critical portions of test reviews which have been published in professional journalscomprehensive bibliographies, for specific tests, of references which have been examined for their relevance to the particular testslisting of books on measurements and closely related fields, as well as excerpts of evaluative statements from reviews of these books in professional journals.Each yearbook is a unique publication, supplementing rather than supplanting the previous volumes. The "Eighth Mental Measurements Yearbook "is a two-volume reference work presents: Information on 1,184 tests898 original reviews on 638 tests by 484 specialists140excerpted journal reviews of 96 tests17,481 references on the construction, use, and validity of specific testsA bibliography of 576 books on testing with 381 excerpted journal reviews
For millennia, beer has been a staple beverage in cultures across the globe. After water and tea, it is the most popular drink in the world, and it is at the centre centre of an over $450 billion industry. With the emergence of craft brewing and homebrewing, beer is experiencing a renaissance that is expanding the reach of the beer culture even further, bringing the art of brewing into homes and widening the interest in beer as an important cultural item. The Oxford Companion to Beer is the first reference work to fully investigate the history and vast scope of beer, from the agricultural makeup of various beers to the technical elements of the brewing process, local effects of brewing on regions around the world, and social and political implications of sharing a beer. Entries not only define terms such as 'spent grain' and 'wort', but give fascinating details about how these and other ingredients affect a beer's taste, texture, and popularity. Cultural entries on such topics as drinking songs or beer gardens offer vivid accounts of how our drinking traditions have shifted through history, and how these traditions vary in different parts of the world, from Japan to Mexico, New Zealand, and Brazil, among many other countries. The pioneers of beer-making are the subjects of biographical entries; the legacies they left behind, in the forms of the world's most popular beers and breweries, are recurrent themes throughout the book. Collectively the Companion has over 1,100 entries -written by 150 of the world's most prominent beer experts -as well as a foreword by renowned chef Tom Colicchio (star of television's Top Chef), thorough appendices, conversion tables, images throughout, and an index. Flipping through the book, readers will discover everything from why beer was first taxed to how drinkers throughout history have overcome temperance movements and how an 'ale conner' determined the quality of a beer in the thirteenth century. (It involved sitting in a puddle of beer.) The Companion is comprehensive, unprecedented, and of great value to anyone who has ever had a curiosity or appetite for beer. brewing and homebrewing, beer is experiencing a renaissance that is expanding the reach of the beer culture even further, bringing the art of brewing into homes and widening the interest in beer as an important cultural item. The Companion is comprehensive, unprecedented, and of great value to anyone who has ever had a curiosity or appetite for beer.
A completely revised and expanded fourth edition of this best-selling pocket guide. Engineers' Data Book provides a concise and useful source of up-to-date essential information for the student or practising engineer. * Updated, expanded edition * Easy to use * Handy reference guide * Core technical data
The ASLIB Directory of Information Sources in the United Kingdom provides instant access to listings of 6,700 associations, clubs, societies, companies, educational establishments, institutes, commissions, government bodies, and other organizations which provide information freely or on a fee-paying basis. Entries in the 17th edition include: Macular Disease Society Costume Society of Scotland Parentline Plus Centre for Global Energy Studies Surrey Performing Arts Library. Each entry is listed alphabetically and includes the organization's name and contact details, type and purpose, and lists publications and collections where appropriate. The Directory also contains a comprehensive index of acronyms and abbreviations and a substantial subject index.
The International Who's Who in Classical Music 2013 is a vast source of biographical and contact information for singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors, managers and more. Each entrant has been given the opportunity to update his or her information for the new improved 2013 edition. Each biographical entry comprises personal information, principal career details, repertoire, recordings and compositions, and full contact details where available. Appendices provide contact details for national orchestras, opera companies, music festivals, music organizations and major competitions and awards. Entries include individuals involved in all aspects of the world of classical music: composers, instrumentalists, singers, arrangers, writers, musicologists, conductors, directors and managers. Key Features: over 8,000 detailed biographical entries covers the classical and light classical fields includes both up-and-coming musicians and well-established names. This book will prove valuable for anyone in need of reliable, up-to-date information on the individuals and organizations involved in classical music.
The International Who's Who in Popular Music 2013 gives biographical information and contact details for some of the most talented and influential artists and individuals from the world of popular music. Now in its fifteenth edition, there are over 7,000 biographies charting the careers and achievements of artists in pop, rock, folk, jazz, dance, world, country music and much more. Key Features: each entry includes full biographical information: principal career details, recordings and compositions, honours and contact information where available each entrant is given the opportunity to update his or her information spans the full range of the popular music industry, from rock to jazz and dance to country provides information on established names as well as up-and-coming artists a directory section provides details of music festivals, awards, organizations within the industry, and digital music sources for ease of reference, the book includes an index of music group members. In one accessible volume this title offers users a vast collection of information on the most famous and influential people in the popular music industry.
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