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IBSS: Political Science: 2013 Vol.62 - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (Hardcover): The British Library of... IBSS: Political Science: 2013 Vol.62 - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (Hardcover)
The British Library of Political and Economic Science
R10,176 Discovery Miles 101 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1952, the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology) is well established as a major bibliographic reference for students, researchers and librarians in the social sciences worldwide. Key features: * Authority: Rigorous standards are applied to make the IBSS the most authoritative selective bibliography ever produced. Articles and books are selected on merit by some of the world's most expert librarians and academics. * Breadth: Today the IBSS covers over 2000 journals - more than any other comparable resource. The latest monograph publications are also included. * International Coverage: The IBSS reviews scholarship published in over thirty languages, including publications from Eastern Europe and the developing world. * User friendly organization: all non-English titles are word sections. Extensive author, subject and place name indexes are provided in both English and French.

We Can Do It! - Words from Awesome Women (Hardcover): We Can Do It! - Words from Awesome Women (Hardcover)
R224 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R64 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Speak! It's a revolution for women to have voices.' Jill Soloway Ever since the dawn of time, women have been stepping up and saying `Yes we can!', even while they were being told `No you can't'. From unruly women to wise women, women in love to women ready to take on the world, this inspiring book brings together the wisest and wittiest quotes from women who won't let anything hold them back.

Palgrave Dictionary of Public Order Policing, Protest and Political Violence (Paperback): P. Joyce, Neil Wain Palgrave Dictionary of Public Order Policing, Protest and Political Violence (Paperback)
P. Joyce, Neil Wain
R2,185 Discovery Miles 21 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Events of protest and dissent have been the subject of much global debate and media attention. However, no one book has dealt with the wide range of protests nor with the terminology associated with the state and police response to it. This dictionary explores a variety of issues related to the policing of public order, protest and political violence providing a comprehensive overview of international protest since 1945. It defines the key terms associated with these activities and, through the use of a number of international case studies, it includes numerous examples of protest and dissent that have taken place across the world, and the groups and organisations which have utilized these forms of political expression.Written in an accessible style, each entry is accompanied by a list of sources and suggestions for further reading through which readers can extend their knowledge of each of the topics. This unique and in-depth resource will be an essential guide for scholars across Criminology, Criminal Justice, Policing, Political History and International Relations.

Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Law (Hardcover): Lee Paddock, David L. Markell, Nicholas S. Bryner Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Law (Hardcover)
Lee Paddock, David L. Markell, Nicholas S. Bryner
R3,876 Discovery Miles 38 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers. Countries throughout the world have adopted increasingly comprehensive environmental laws over recent years. Even so, immense challenges remain to achieve desired sustainability outcomes. One of the key problems in bridging the gap between legal requirements and sustainability outcomes is deficiencies in compliance and enforcement programs. Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Law, one of the constituent volumes in the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, brings together leading experts to provide a detailed overview of critical issues associated with assuring compliance with environmental laws. The expert entries are structured around key topics, including: compliance promotion, private governance, common law causes of action, writing enforceable rules, monitoring and reporting requirements, administrative enforcement, civil judicial enforcement, assessment of civil penalties, and criminal liability. The book addresses efforts to maximize the value of limited resources and evaluate the effectiveness of relevant tools. It also reviews both regulatory and non-regulatory compliance mechanisms. Each entry includes a detailed bibliography to facilitate more in-depth research. Providing a broad overview, concise explanations and avenues for research, this assessment of environmental law compliance and enforcement is an indispensable tool for students, academics and practitioners.

Who's Who in International Affairs 2005 (Hardcover, 41st New edition): Europa Publications Who's Who in International Affairs 2005 (Hardcover, 41st New edition)
Europa Publications; Edited by Robert J Elster
R10,151 Discovery Miles 101 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 4th edition of this highly regarded title provides invaluable biographical details of the thousands of major figures involved in all aspects of international affairs.
The "Who's Who in International Affairs 2005 "is truly international in coverage, and lists over 6,000 entrants from a wide range of disciplines, including leading diplomats, politicians, government ministers, heads of state, academics, civil servants, judges, think tank analysts and scholars, and heads of international organizations, Meticulously researched, this title will be of great value to anyone involved with international affairs world-wide.
Entries:
Entries are listed alphabetically by surname and, where available entries include: Name; Present Position, Nationality; Date of Birth; Family Details; Education; Career Information; Honours and Awards; Publications; Contact Address; Telephone and Fax Numbers; E-mail and Internet Addresses.
New Diplomatic Representation Appendix:
A unique new appendix lists, for more than 170 countries, the names and contact information for all ambassadors to and from those countries.
Nationality Index:
This comprehensive index covers more than 170 countries, listing entrants from those countries. Each citation provides name, job title, organization and page reference.
Organizations Index:
Organizations cited in the directory are listed alphabetically, followed by a list the entrants affiliated to them. Examples of organizations include: United Nations, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Human Rights Watch, and the International Court of Justice.
Comprehensive in its coverage of international affairs, this key title will prove an invaluable acquisition for public and academic libraries, government departments, the media, universities, businesses, charities and embassies world-wide.

The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland: Volume 2, 1640-1850 (Hardcover): Giles Mandelbrote, K. A. Manley The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland: Volume 2, 1640-1850 (Hardcover)
Giles Mandelbrote, K. A. Manley
R3,632 R2,725 Discovery Miles 27 250 Save R907 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland describes the development of libraries in Great Britain and Ireland over some 1500 years, and their role as a part of the social, intellectual and cultural history. In addition to obvious links with the history of books and literature, the volumes include consideration of education, technology, social philosophy, architecture and the arts, as they have affected libraries. The significant international dimension, which has affected British and Irish libraries from the Middle Ages to the present, receives due attention. Other themes considered in each volume include the housing, storage and maintenance of books and other material; the individuals responsible for their care and those who used them; developments in provision, organization and cataloguing; and the principles and attitudes - of librarians and users - which such developments reflect.

Central and South-Eastern Europe 2005 (Hardcover, 5th New edition): Europa Publications Central and South-Eastern Europe 2005 (Hardcover, 5th New edition)
Europa Publications; Edited by Imogen Gladman, Dominic Heaney
R10,124 Discovery Miles 101 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive survey of all the countries and territories of Central and South-Eastern Europe, presenting the latest economic and political developments. * Includes expert comment on issues of regional importance, up-to-date statistics, a directory of institutes and companies and political profiles * Provides an impartial and current perspective on economic and political developments * Over 750 pages of authoritative analysis, current statistics, directory data and biographical details. General Survey Leading authorities on the area analyse topics of regional interest. Subjects covered are: Central and South-Eastern European Economies; Social Policy and Welfare in Central and South-Eastern Europe: Legacies, Trends and Choices; Religion in Central and South-Eastern Europe; Minorities in Central and South-Eastern Europe; The Baltic Sea Region; The Former Yugoslavia After Milosevic; The Macedonian Question and The Environmental Dimension of Transition in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Country Surveys * Detailed individual chapters for each country that include a description of physical and social geography; a chronology; essays on the history and economy; a statistical survey; and a directory of names and addresses and background information covering the constitution, national and local government, political organizations, the judicial system, religion, the press, finance, trade and industry etc. Political Profiles * Biographical details on the leading figures in the region. Regional Information * Detailed information on the following: regional organizations; research institutes; a select periodicals bibliography and a select books bibliography.

Core Focus Grade 6: Test Practice for Common Core (Paperback): Christine R. Gray, Carrie Meyers Core Focus Grade 6: Test Practice for Common Core (Paperback)
Christine R. Gray, Carrie Meyers
R331 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R18 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Recognizing the need for a product that will help students navigate the Common Core State Standards being implemented in schools across America, Barron's has created this series of grade-specific workbooks to help students prepare. "Barron's Core Focus Workbook " for Grade 6 is designed to complement the Common Core teaching that sixth grade students are receiving in the classroom. This versatile book includes:

  • Specific practice on the Common Core standards through a variety of exercises, including multiple choice, short answer, and extended response questions
  • A unique scaffolded layout that organizes questions in a way that challenges students to apply the standards in multiple formats
  • "Fast fact" boxes that enhance lessons with added vocabulary, tips, and strategies
  • A cumulative assessment in Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) for students to demonstrate their understanding across the standards

"Grade 6 Test Practice" can be used at home or in the classroom and will provide students, parents, and educators with the opportunity to enhance knowledge and practice grade level expectations in the Common Core Standards.

The Essential Wisdom of the World's Greatest Thinkers (Hardcover): Carol Kelly-Gangi The Essential Wisdom of the World's Greatest Thinkers (Hardcover)
Carol Kelly-Gangi
R264 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R86 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
International Who's Who in Classical Music 2004 (Hardcover, 20th New edition): Europa Publications International Who's Who in Classical Music 2004 (Hardcover, 20th New edition)
Europa Publications
R6,317 Discovery Miles 63 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A complete biographical reference work covering all aspects of the classical music world.
* Over 8,000 detailed biographical entries
* Covers the classical and light classical fields
* Entries range from composers to conductors and managers
* Includes up-and-coming musicians as well as well-established names
Contents include:
* Profiles of composers, musicians, singers, arrangers, writers, conductors, soloists and managers throughout the world
* Listings of orchestras and festivals
* Lists of music libraries, conservatoires, music organizations and opera companies
* Details of major competitions and awards
* Lists of Masters of the King's/Queen's music

Rule the Kingdom of ACT (Paperback): Duane Anthony Joseph, Ana Anchi Novicic Rule the Kingdom of ACT (Paperback)
Duane Anthony Joseph, Ana Anchi Novicic
R356 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R69 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Directory of University Libraries in Europe 2004 (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Europa Publications The Directory of University Libraries in Europe 2004 (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Europa Publications; Edited by iss Fatih
R7,751 Discovery Miles 77 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This second edition of The Directory of University Libraries in Europe provides extensive details of the central and other major libraries of European universities and, where appropriate, includes the libraries of attached institutes and research centres. Meticulously researched and revised, this title provides the most up-to-date information available and, to ensure accuracy and reliability, information is provided by the libraries and institutions concerned. Key Features: * Covers libraries throughout Europe, arranged alphabetically by country * Entries list full contact details, including email and internet addresses, and names of chief librarians and other relevant staff * Other invaluable information includes: areas of specialization, opening hours, entitlement to use the library, the size and composition of library holdings, online subscriptions and details of libraries' own publications * Fully indexed for ease of use.

Human Reproduction Laminated Poster (Wallchart): Scientific Publishing Human Reproduction Laminated Poster (Wallchart)
Scientific Publishing
R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Human Reproduction chart begins with graphics and text describing the male and female reproductive systems. The menstrual cycle, ovulation and fertilization are depicted, along with a section on sex determination.

The Far East and Australasia 2004 (Hardcover, 35th New edition): Europa Publications The Far East and Australasia 2004 (Hardcover, 35th New edition)
Europa Publications; Edited by Lynn Daniel
R10,233 Discovery Miles 102 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A systematic survey of all the countries of East Asia, South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands
* Essential for anyone with an interest in this vast area of the world
* Keeps up-to-date with current economic and political developments
* Presents over 1,300 pages of statistics, directory material, and expert analysis
General Survey
* Informative articles on contemporary issues relating to the area as a whole. Topics include: "Human Rights in the Asia Pacific Region; Current Security Issues" "in Asia; Population in Asia and the Pacific; Environmental Issues of Asia and the Pacific; The Religions of Asia Pacific;" and" The Asian-Pacific Community in the Pacific Century
"
Country Surveys
* Individual chapters on each country containing: articles on geography, history, and the economy; an economic and demographic survey of the latest available statisticson population, agriculture, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, and education; a directory of names, addresses, and contact numbers covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religion, the media, finance, trade, industry, tourism, defense, and education; and a select bibliography
Regional Information
* Includes all major international organizations active in the region, their aims, activities, publications, and principal personnel; a detailed survey of major commodities in Asia and the Pacific; a directory of research institutes specializing in the region; select bibliographies of books and periodicals covering the Far East and Australasia; and an index of regional organizations
For coverageof the countries and territories comprising South Asia, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and more, please now consult the newest volume in this series, devoted exclusively to this intricate, increasingly important region. South Asia 2004 provides all of the expert content you've come to expect from Europa's Regional Surveys, combining current facts and in-depth historical perspective.

The Cyberspace Handbook (Paperback, New edition): Jason Whittaker The Cyberspace Handbook (Paperback, New edition)
Jason Whittaker
R880 Discovery Miles 8 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Contents:
Notes on contributors Preface Acknowledgements List of Tables and Illustrations
Part I: Introduction and Contexts Cyberspace, Digital Media and the Internet 2 Mapping Cyberspace 3 ICT, Telecommunications and Cyberspace Part II: Using Cyberspace 4 Using the Internet 5 Cyberspace Technologies 6 Webcasting and Digital Broadcasting 7 Games and Entertainment Part III: Reading/Writing Cyberspace 8 Sources, Resources and Research 9 Online News and Journalism 10 E-Zines 11 Online Writing 12 Web Design Part IV: Regulations, Institutions and Ethics 13 Regulation and Cybercrime 14 Cyberspace and the Public Sphere 15 Ethics in Cyberspace
Glossary Web resources Bibliography Index

South Asia 2004 (Hardcover, 2004 ed.): Europa Publications South Asia 2004 (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
Europa Publications; Edited by Lynn Daniel
R8,948 Discovery Miles 89 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The latest addition to Europa's highly praised and valued Regional Surveys of the World series, South Asia 2004 provides an in-depth library of information on the countries and territories of the region. Exhaustively researched by Europa's experienced editorial team, this title includes a vast range of up-to-date economic, political and statistical data. Combining impartial analysis with facts and figures, South Asia 2004 provides a unique overall perspective on this increasingly important region. The book is divided into three sections: A General Survey * This contains introductory essays by key specialists providing impartial coverage of issues of regional importance including security and religion. Essays include: Globalization and Human Development Issues in South Asia - C. Rammanohar Reddy, Deputy Editor, The Hindu, Chennai, India; Corruption and the Challenges to Good Governance in South Asia - Mushtaq Khan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom; Environmental Issues in South Asia - Gouranga Dasvarma, Senior Lecturer and Director, Graduate Program in Population and Human Resources and Master of Environmental Management Program, School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia; Current Security Issues - Rohan Gunaratna, Associate Professor, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; Religions in South Asia - Geoffrey Parrinder, Emeritus Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions, University of London, United Kingdom. Country Surveys * Detailed coverage of the eight countries of South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, The Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka * Up-to-date statistical surveys including the latest available figures on population and area, agriculture, industry, trade, transport, communications, media and education * A directory section of essential contact names, postal addresses and e-mail and internet addresses. Regional Information * A biographical section profiling prominent figures in the South Asian region * Directory details of research institutes studying the area and a select book and periodicals bibliography.

International Who's Who in Poetry 2004 (Hardcover, 12th New edition): Europa Publications International Who's Who in Poetry 2004 (Hardcover, 12th New edition)
Europa Publications
R5,057 Discovery Miles 50 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 12th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. The well known poets, as well as talented up-and-coming writers are profiled. CONTENTS: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate of the United Kingdom and USA, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * Lists over 8,000 important and influential authors and poets of the last 3,000 years * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers.

Dictionary of Cognitive Science - Neuroscience, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, and Philosophy (Hardcover):... Dictionary of Cognitive Science - Neuroscience, Psychology, Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, and Philosophy (Hardcover)
Olivier Houde, Daniel Kayser, Olivier Koenig, Jo elle Proust, Francois Rastier
R4,332 Discovery Miles 43 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A translation of the renowned French reference book, Vocabulaire de sciences cognitives, the Dictionary of Cognitive Science presents comprehensive definitions of more than 130 terms. The editor and advisory board of specialists have brought together 60 internationally recognized scholars to give the reader a comprehensive understanding of the most current and dynamic thinking in cognitive science. Topics range from Abduction to Writing, and each entry covers its subject from as many perspectives as possible within the domains of psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, philosophy, and linguistics. This multidisciplinary work is an invaluable resource for all collections. Entries include: * Abduction * Autism * Belief * Cognitive Development * Constraint * Desire * Distributed Intelligence * Emotion * Expressiveness * Frame Problem * Functionalism * Grammar * Holism * Inheritance * Interpretation * Knowledge Acquisition * Language of Thought * Logicism/Psychologism * Mental Imagery * Model * Neural Network * Number * Oral * Pragmatics * Psychophysics * Qualia * Reading * Relevance * Robotics * Schizophrenia * Semiotics * Theory of Mind * Turing Machine * Validation * Writing * and many more....

Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated - How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum (Paperback):... Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated - How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum (Paperback)
Rebecca Rupp
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The USA and Canada 2004 (Hardcover, 6th New edition): Europa Publications The USA and Canada 2004 (Hardcover, 6th New edition)
Europa Publications; Edited by Jacqueline West
R10,706 Discovery Miles 107 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides essential statistical and directory material on these two great North American nations and their constituent states, provinces, and territories
Completely revised and updated, this sixth edition brings together statistical, factual, and directory information on USA and Canada, including:
* Over 600 pages of in-depth analysis and thoroughly researched data
* Comprehensive geographical, historical, economic, and political information
* Contributions from acknowledged regional experts
Introductory Essays
Leading experts on the area analyze topics of regional interest and importance such as immigration; the environment; economic development; and USA, Canada, and the Pacific Rim
Country Surveys
Individual chapters on each country include:
* Details of Presidents/Prime Ministers; a chronology; geographic and demographic details; and tables on area and population
* Essays covering the economy; social issues; public affairs, including new essays on "Bush's Domestic Policy"; "US Foreign Policy: The War Against Terrorism; USA's Role in the Middle East;" and "Aboriginal People's in Canada;" plus a select bibliography for sources of further research
* Statistical survey with demographic and economic data using the latest statistics from government and official sources
* Directory with essential names, addresses, and contact numbers covering the Constitution, government, political organizations, diplomatic organizations, religious groups, the media, finance, trade and industry, and tourism

International Who's Who in Popular Music 2004 (Hardcover, 6th New edition): Europa Publications International Who's Who in Popular Music 2004 (Hardcover, 6th New edition)
Europa Publications
R5,328 Discovery Miles 53 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fully updated and revised, the "International Who's Who in Popular Music 2004" offers comprehensive biographical information covering the leading names on all aspects of popular music. It brings together the prominent names in pop music as well as the many emerging personalities in the industry, providing full biographical details on pop, rock, folk, jazz, dance, world, and country artists.
Over 5,000 biographical entries include major career details, concerts, recordings and compositions, honors and contact addresses. Wherever possible, information is obtained directly from the entrants to ensure accuracy and reliability. Appendices include details of record companies, management companies, agents and promoters. The reference also details publishers, festivals and events and other organizations involved with music.

The International Who's Who of Women 2004 (Hardcover, 4th New edition): Europa Publications The International Who's Who of Women 2004 (Hardcover, 4th New edition)
Europa Publications; Edited by Elizabeth Sleeman
R9,563 Discovery Miles 95 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The one-stop resource for accurate and up-to-date information on the most influential and distinguished women in the world today
From Heads of State to Supermodels, this fully revised and updated fourth edition features over 5,500 detailed biographies of women from a variety of backgrounds, reflecting the growing role of women in modern society. Extensively indexed, this volume is easy to navigate and recognizes both established personalities as well as women who are rising to prominence.
Key Features:
* Over 5,500 detailed biographies
* Women from all occupational fields are included, such as politics, finance, business, academia, science, literature, the media, fashion, the arts, medicine, sports, and many more
* Entries include nationality, date and place of birth, education, family details, career, awards and publications, leisure interests, address and telephone numbers, and e-mail and Internet addresses where available
* Extensive indexing by profession makes cross-referencing easier and quicker
A worldwide guide in just one volume, this resource will be valuable to public and academic libraries, international organizations, the media, professional and scientific bodies, and anyone with an interest in the world's leading contemporary women.

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004 (Hardcover, 19th New edition): Europa Publications International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004 (Hardcover, 19th New edition)
Europa Publications
R5,775 Discovery Miles 57 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The International Who's Who of Authors and Writers provides an invaluable and practical source of information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world. This trusted directory provides up-to-date and reliable biographical details essential to anyone interested in the world of literature. * Includes many up-and-coming writers about whom information cannot be found elsewhere * All entries are updated just prior to publication ensuring the utmost accuracy CONTENTS: * Over 8,000 entries * Provides concise biographical information on novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors and critics * Includes biographical details of established writers as well as those who have recently risen to prominence * Each entry details career, works published, literary awards and prizes, membership and contact addresses where available * A detailed listing of major international literary awards and prizes and winners of those prizes * Includes a directory of major literary organizations and literary agents * Lists members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Western Europe 2004 (Hardcover, Rev Ed): Europa Publications Western Europe 2004 (Hardcover, Rev Ed)
Europa Publications; Edited by Juliet Love, Jillian O'Brien
R10,738 Discovery Miles 107 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presents text, statistics and directory information on the geography, recent history and economy of the Western European countries and territories. Key features include * Contributions from acknowledged experts * A definitive factual and statistical survey of each country * Over 700 pages of impartial data. General Survey * Introductory articles written by acknowledged experts cover issues of regional importance, such as: The European Union Towards 2004; European Defence: All Illusions Exposed; The Politics of Immigration and Asylum in Western Europe; Economic Survey of Western Europe and Western Europe and the Developing World. Country Surveys Individual chapters on each country, which comprise of: * An introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, history and economy of each country, which includes a full chronology and map * An extensive economic and demographic survey of the latest available statistics on area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, communications media and education * A full directory section with names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail and internet addresses covering the constitution, government, legislature, judiciary, political organizations, diplomatic representation, religious groups, the media, finance, trade and industry, tourism, defence and education * A select bibliography, containing suggestions for further research.

World Mythology - From Indigenous Tales to Classical Legends (Paperback): Tamsin Hughes World Mythology - From Indigenous Tales to Classical Legends (Paperback)
Tamsin Hughes
R270 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R48 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Mythology gives us a direct connection with our human lineage, taking us out of the bubble of our modern worlds and into a narrative where time is elastic.' This wonderous encyclopaedia gathers together over 100 myths from across the globe, featuring Mesopotamian creation stories, Roman legends, Norse epics, indigenous tales and more. These abridged stories open a window into the ancient landscapes, histories and beliefs that make up our cultural inheritance. These retellings include: * Asgard (Scandinavia) * Bran the Blessed (Britain) * Mount Olympus (Greece) * Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Middle East) Discover the roots of many recognisable characters, places and tales in each chapter. Made for easy reference, readers can thumb-through this illustrated treasure trove of parables, folktales and wonderful epics, derived from over 30 diverse cultures.

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