World of Microbiology and Immunology - 2 Volume Set (World Of......series)

By K Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

This name within the renowned "World of...Series is a accomplished, subject-specific, two-volume encyclopedic consultant that covers the innovations, theories, discoveries and pioneers in microbiology and immunology for college kids, researchers, lecturers and librarians. integrated are 650 alphabetically prepared and cross-referenced topical and biographical entries.

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By K Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

This name within the renowned "World of...Series is a accomplished, subject-specific, two-volume encyclopedic consultant that covers the innovations, theories, discoveries and pioneers in microbiology and immunology for college kids, researchers, lecturers and librarians. integrated are 650 alphabetically prepared and cross-referenced topical and biographical entries.

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Brill's New Pauly , Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World, Classical Tradition I: A-Del (Brill's New Pauly)

BRILL S NEW PAULY is the English version of the authoritative DER NEUE PAULY, released through Verlag J.B. Metzler due to the fact that 1996. The encyclopaedic assurance and excessive educational usual of the paintings, the interdisciplinary and modern method and transparent and obtainable presentation have made the hot PAULY the unrivalled glossy reference paintings for the traditional international. Fifteen volumes ("Antiquity," 1-15) of BRILL S NEW PAULY are dedicated to Greco-Roman antiquity and canopy greater than thousand years of heritage, starting from the second one millennium BC to early medieval Europe. particular emphasis is given to the interplay among Greco-Roman tradition at the one hand, and Semitic, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic tradition, and old Judaism, Christianity, and Islam nevertheless. 5 volumes ("Classical Tradition," I-V) are uniquely fascinated about the lengthy and influential aftermath of antiquity and the method of constant reinterpretation and revaluation of the traditional background, together with the background of classical scholarship. BRILL S NEW PAULY provides the present nation of conventional and new components of study and brings jointly professional wisdom from major students from around the world. Many entries are elucidated with maps and illustrations and the English version will comprise up-to-date bibliographic references."

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BRILL S NEW PAULY is the English version of the authoritative DER NEUE PAULY, released through Verlag J.B. Metzler due to the fact that 1996. The encyclopaedic assurance and excessive educational usual of the paintings, the interdisciplinary and modern method and transparent and obtainable presentation have made the hot PAULY the unrivalled glossy reference paintings for the traditional international. Fifteen volumes ("Antiquity," 1-15) of BRILL S NEW PAULY are dedicated to Greco-Roman antiquity and canopy greater than thousand years of heritage, starting from the second one millennium BC to early medieval Europe. particular emphasis is given to the interplay among Greco-Roman tradition at the one hand, and Semitic, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic tradition, and old Judaism, Christianity, and Islam nevertheless. 5 volumes ("Classical Tradition," I-V) are uniquely fascinated about the lengthy and influential aftermath of antiquity and the method of constant reinterpretation and revaluation of the traditional background, together with the background of classical scholarship. BRILL S NEW PAULY provides the present nation of conventional and new components of study and brings jointly professional wisdom from major students from around the world. Many entries are elucidated with maps and illustrations and the English version will comprise up-to-date bibliographic references."

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The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

By Christian Rätsch

The main finished consultant to the botany, heritage, distribution, and cultivation of all identified psychoactive plants

• Examines 414 psychoactive vegetation and similar substances

• Explores how utilizing psychoactive crops in a culturally sanctioned context can produce vital insights into the character of reality

• Contains 797 colour pictures and 645 black-and-white illustrations

In the traditions of each tradition, crops were hugely valued for his or her nourishing, therapeutic, and transformative homes. the main strong plants--those recognized to move the human brain into different dimensions of consciousness--have ordinarily been considered as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian R䴳ch info the botany, historical past, distribution, cultivation, and education and dosage of greater than four hundred psychoactive vegetation. He discusses their ritual and medicinal utilization, cultural artifacts made up of those crops, and artworks that both characterize or were encouraged via them. the writer starts off with 168 of the main recognized psychoactives--such as hashish, datura, and papaver--then offers 133 lesser recognized ingredients in addition to extra crops often called “legal highs,” vegetation identified purely from mythological contexts and literature, and plant items that come with elements resembling ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The textual content is lavishly illustrated with 797 colour photographs--many of that are from the author’s large fieldwork round the world--showing the folks, ceremonies, and paintings concerning the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.

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By Christian Rätsch

The main finished consultant to the botany, heritage, distribution, and cultivation of all identified psychoactive plants

• Examines 414 psychoactive vegetation and similar substances

• Explores how utilizing psychoactive crops in a culturally sanctioned context can produce vital insights into the character of reality

• Contains 797 colour pictures and 645 black-and-white illustrations

In the traditions of each tradition, crops were hugely valued for his or her nourishing, therapeutic, and transformative homes. the main strong plants--those recognized to move the human brain into different dimensions of consciousness--have ordinarily been considered as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian R䴳ch info the botany, historical past, distribution, cultivation, and education and dosage of greater than four hundred psychoactive vegetation. He discusses their ritual and medicinal utilization, cultural artifacts made up of those crops, and artworks that both characterize or were encouraged via them. the writer starts off with 168 of the main recognized psychoactives--such as hashish, datura, and papaver--then offers 133 lesser recognized ingredients in addition to extra crops often called “legal highs,” vegetation identified purely from mythological contexts and literature, and plant items that come with elements resembling ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The textual content is lavishly illustrated with 797 colour photographs--many of that are from the author’s large fieldwork round the world--showing the folks, ceremonies, and paintings concerning the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.

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Encyclopedia of Gangs

In gentle of l. a.' gang kingdom of emergency, ethnic and minority gangs are arguably extra excessive profile now than at the other time in our historical past. information media ordinarily specialize in the crime and violence linked to gangs, yet now not a lot else. This encyclopedia seeks to light up the realm of gangs, together with gang formations, regimen gang actions, aberrations and present advancements. 100 essay entries concerning gangs within the usa and all over the world offer a diffuse assessment of the group phenomenon. each one access defines and explains the time period, offers an historic evaluation, and explains its value this present day. because the following entries exhibit, gangs are a part of the material of yank society. they don't seem to be in simple terms in our groups but in addition our faculties and different social associations. figuring out the realm of gangs is for that reason had to comprehend American society.

Entries contain: Bikers, Bloods, Cholas, Crips, gang mythology, gang battle, graffiti, Hell's Angels, Hong Kong Triads, Latin Kings, legislation enforcement, occultic gangs, mafia, media, felony gangs, rites, Skinheads, Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act, tattoos, trafficking, Wanna-bes, West facet Story, Witness safeguard courses, and formative years gangs.

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In gentle of l. a.' gang kingdom of emergency, ethnic and minority gangs are arguably extra excessive profile now than at the other time in our historical past. information media ordinarily specialize in the crime and violence linked to gangs, yet now not a lot else. This encyclopedia seeks to light up the realm of gangs, together with gang formations, regimen gang actions, aberrations and present advancements. 100 essay entries concerning gangs within the usa and all over the world offer a diffuse assessment of the group phenomenon. each one access defines and explains the time period, offers an historic evaluation, and explains its value this present day. because the following entries exhibit, gangs are a part of the material of yank society. they don't seem to be in simple terms in our groups but in addition our faculties and different social associations. figuring out the realm of gangs is for that reason had to comprehend American society.

Entries contain: Bikers, Bloods, Cholas, Crips, gang mythology, gang battle, graffiti, Hell's Angels, Hong Kong Triads, Latin Kings, legislation enforcement, occultic gangs, mafia, media, felony gangs, rites, Skinheads, Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act, tattoos, trafficking, Wanna-bes, West facet Story, Witness safeguard courses, and formative years gangs.

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Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States

This up to date encyclopedia presents prepared info on all elements of capital punishment in the US. It info almost each capital punishment selection rendered by way of the USA perfect courtroom via 2006, together with greater than forty instances determined considering that e-book of the 1st variation. Entries also are supplied for every splendid court docket Justice who has ever rendered a capital punishment opinion. Entries on jurisdictions cite present-day dying penalty legislation and judicial constitution nation through kingdom, with synopses of universal and particular beneficial properties. additionally integrated are entries on major U.S. capital prosecutions; criminal ideas and methods in capital instances; agencies that aid and oppose capital punishment; capital punishment's influence on individuals of African, Asian, Hispanic, and local American descent, on ladies, and on international nationals; and the tools of execution. crucial proof also are supplied on capital punishment in additional than two hundred different international locations. A wealth of statistical information is located all through.

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This up to date encyclopedia presents prepared info on all elements of capital punishment in the US. It info almost each capital punishment selection rendered by way of the USA perfect courtroom via 2006, together with greater than forty instances determined considering that e-book of the 1st variation. Entries also are supplied for every splendid court docket Justice who has ever rendered a capital punishment opinion. Entries on jurisdictions cite present-day dying penalty legislation and judicial constitution nation through kingdom, with synopses of universal and particular beneficial properties. additionally integrated are entries on major U.S. capital prosecutions; criminal ideas and methods in capital instances; agencies that aid and oppose capital punishment; capital punishment's influence on individuals of African, Asian, Hispanic, and local American descent, on ladies, and on international nationals; and the tools of execution. crucial proof also are supplied on capital punishment in additional than two hundred different international locations. A wealth of statistical information is located all through.

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Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food

By Andrew F. Smith

Eating junk nutrition and quick foodstuff is a brilliant all-American ardour. American youngsters and grownups love their sweet bars, large Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and stable Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous health and wellbeing results from the big urge for food for those processed fats- and sugar-loaded meals are good publicized now. This used to be quite dramatically evidenced by means of tremendous measurement Me (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 30-day all-McDonald's vitamin during which his liver suffered a similar poisoning as though he have been on a longer alcohol binge. via elevated globalization, American well known foodstuff tradition is being more and more emulated in other places on this planet, corresponding to China, with the possibility of related disastrous effects. This A-to-Z reference is the 1st to target the junk meals and quickly nutrients phenomena from a mess of angles as well as well-being and vitamin matters. greater than 250 essay entries objectively discover the scope of the subjects to light up the yank means via items, enterprises and marketers, social historical past, pop culture, enterprises, matters, politics, commercialism and consumerism, and lots more and plenty more.

Interest in those issues is excessive. This informative and engaging paintings, with entries on present controversies equivalent to mad cow disorder and manufacturing unit farming, the nutrition pyramid, motion picture tie-ins, and advertising to childrens, should be hugely invaluable for experiences, examine, and skimming. It takes readers behind the curtain, reading the importance of things like uniforms, education, packaging, and franchising. Readers of all ages also will benefit from the nostalgia issue, studying concerning the history of iconic drive-ins, the tale in the back of the mascots, proof approximately their favourite sweet bar, and collectables. each one access ends with instructed analyzing. in addition to an advent, a timeline, thesaurus, bibliography, source consultant, and photographs increase the textual content. pattern entries: A&W Root Beer; ads; autos; Ben & Jerry's; Burger King; Carhops; heart for technology within the Public curiosity; Christmas; Cola Wars; Employment; reasonable nutrients; quick nutrients country; Hershey, Milton; Hollywood; harm; Krispy Kreme; Lobbying; Nabisco; weight problems; PepsiCo; Salt; Soda Fountain; youngster Hangouts; Vegetarianism; White citadel; Yum! manufacturers, Inc.

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By Andrew F. Smith

Eating junk nutrition and quick foodstuff is a brilliant all-American ardour. American youngsters and grownups love their sweet bars, large Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and stable Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous health and wellbeing results from the big urge for food for those processed fats- and sugar-loaded meals are good publicized now. This used to be quite dramatically evidenced by means of tremendous measurement Me (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 30-day all-McDonald's vitamin during which his liver suffered a similar poisoning as though he have been on a longer alcohol binge. via elevated globalization, American well known foodstuff tradition is being more and more emulated in other places on this planet, corresponding to China, with the possibility of related disastrous effects. This A-to-Z reference is the 1st to target the junk meals and quickly nutrients phenomena from a mess of angles as well as well-being and vitamin matters. greater than 250 essay entries objectively discover the scope of the subjects to light up the yank means via items, enterprises and marketers, social historical past, pop culture, enterprises, matters, politics, commercialism and consumerism, and lots more and plenty more.

Interest in those issues is excessive. This informative and engaging paintings, with entries on present controversies equivalent to mad cow disorder and manufacturing unit farming, the nutrition pyramid, motion picture tie-ins, and advertising to childrens, should be hugely invaluable for experiences, examine, and skimming. It takes readers behind the curtain, reading the importance of things like uniforms, education, packaging, and franchising. Readers of all ages also will benefit from the nostalgia issue, studying concerning the history of iconic drive-ins, the tale in the back of the mascots, proof approximately their favourite sweet bar, and collectables. each one access ends with instructed analyzing. in addition to an advent, a timeline, thesaurus, bibliography, source consultant, and photographs increase the textual content. pattern entries: A&W Root Beer; ads; autos; Ben & Jerry's; Burger King; Carhops; heart for technology within the Public curiosity; Christmas; Cola Wars; Employment; reasonable nutrients; quick nutrients country; Hershey, Milton; Hollywood; harm; Krispy Kreme; Lobbying; Nabisco; weight problems; PepsiCo; Salt; Soda Fountain; youngster Hangouts; Vegetarianism; White citadel; Yum! manufacturers, Inc.

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Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Volumes 1-3 (10th Edition)

By Glenn D. Considine

The hot, three-volume Tenth Edition includes articles contributed through specialists and students world wide. It contains greater than 10,000 entries and lines hundreds and hundreds of thoroughly rewritten and re-referenced articles, in addition to 2,500 thoroughly new entries overlaying rising applied sciences affecting genetics, worldwide warming, communications, informatics, nanotechnology, and extra. web references and print references were up to date and multiplied to mirror the editors' conviction that sleek scholars and researchers stream from hyperlink to hyperlink in addition to from web page to web page.

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By Glenn D. Considine

The hot, three-volume Tenth Edition includes articles contributed through specialists and students world wide. It contains greater than 10,000 entries and lines hundreds and hundreds of thoroughly rewritten and re-referenced articles, in addition to 2,500 thoroughly new entries overlaying rising applied sciences affecting genetics, worldwide warming, communications, informatics, nanotechnology, and extra. web references and print references were up to date and multiplied to mirror the editors' conviction that sleek scholars and researchers stream from hyperlink to hyperlink in addition to from web page to web page.

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Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Five-Volume Set

First utilized in 1980, "biodiversity" usually describes the abundance, sort, and genetic structure of local animals and vegetation, and has been associated with politics and environmental expertise. even though the 1986 nationwide discussion board on biodiversity introduced problems with biodiversity to the fore, the inescapable want to know extra in regards to the variety of lifestyles in the world keeps to stay unmet.
In fresh years, biodiversity has prompted vital medical concerns, foreign agreements, conventions, conservation tasks, political debates, and socio-economic implications. wisdom derived from the examine of biodiversity will have an effect on the standard of lifestyles loved sooner or later by means of influencing decision-making approaches and assisting new discoveries.
The technological know-how of biodiversity has turn into the technological know-how of our destiny. Our wisdom of the lack of biodiversity has introduced an extended past due appreciation of the value of our loss and a decision to enhance the instruments to guard our destiny. The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity brings jointly, for the 1st time, a learn of the scale of range. It exam of the companies biodiversity presents, and measures to guard it. significant topics of the paintings contain the evolution of biodiversity, structures for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological styles and theories of biodiversity, and an overview of latest styles and traits in biodiversity.

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NEW e-updates to this 5-Volume Set on ScienceDirect!

Updates comprise 21 fullyyt new articles, 22 up-to-date articles, with 335 articles in overall! (more) This reference can also be bought as an ebook through ScienceDirect.

* exceptional Editorial Board headed by means of Simon A. Levin, with many different trendy scientists serving as editors
* greater than three hundred separate articles, protecting 20 diverse topic components, from Evolution to Habitats to financial Issues--all unique contributions commissioned for this work
* Articles via best authors from significant associations of technological know-how round the world
* nearly 1,000 figures and tables supplement the text
* greater than 3,000 thesaurus entries clarify keyword phrases

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First utilized in 1980, "biodiversity" usually describes the abundance, sort, and genetic structure of local animals and vegetation, and has been associated with politics and environmental expertise. even though the 1986 nationwide discussion board on biodiversity introduced problems with biodiversity to the fore, the inescapable want to know extra in regards to the variety of lifestyles in the world keeps to stay unmet.
In fresh years, biodiversity has prompted vital medical concerns, foreign agreements, conventions, conservation tasks, political debates, and socio-economic implications. wisdom derived from the examine of biodiversity will have an effect on the standard of lifestyles loved sooner or later by means of influencing decision-making approaches and assisting new discoveries.
The technological know-how of biodiversity has turn into the technological know-how of our destiny. Our wisdom of the lack of biodiversity has introduced an extended past due appreciation of the value of our loss and a decision to enhance the instruments to guard our destiny. The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity brings jointly, for the 1st time, a learn of the scale of range. It exam of the companies biodiversity presents, and measures to guard it. significant topics of the paintings contain the evolution of biodiversity, structures for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological styles and theories of biodiversity, and an overview of latest styles and traits in biodiversity.

Key Features

NEW e-updates to this 5-Volume Set on ScienceDirect!

Updates comprise 21 fullyyt new articles, 22 up-to-date articles, with 335 articles in overall! (more) This reference can also be bought as an ebook through ScienceDirect.

* exceptional Editorial Board headed by means of Simon A. Levin, with many different trendy scientists serving as editors
* greater than three hundred separate articles, protecting 20 diverse topic components, from Evolution to Habitats to financial Issues--all unique contributions commissioned for this work
* Articles via best authors from significant associations of technological know-how round the world
* nearly 1,000 figures and tables supplement the text
* greater than 3,000 thesaurus entries clarify keyword phrases

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The Cactus Family

By Edward F. Anderson

Simply now, at first of the hot millennium, is there an up to date, accomplished learn of the cactus kin. This long-awaited, huge paintings covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic demeanour, addressing a hundred twenty five genera and 1810 species. the main accomplished unmarried source at the topic on hand at the present time, it comprises greater than a thousand colour pictures as well as different illustrations. The advent to every genus concentrates at the discovery of the cacti, and the advancements in our realizing of them, lots of which consequence from quite fresh research. As acknowledged within the foreword, "Cacti have a different fascination all their very own. Miniature spiny dwarf cacti lower than an inch in diameter are hidden within the arid areas of North and South the USA; the majestic columns of the enormous saguaro, Carnegiea gigantea, dominate the deserts of Arizona. but a majority of these cacti, given time, supply the mind-blowing paradox of awesome plant life, their delicacy a notable distinction to the robust spines that maintain the viewer at a deferential distance." This awesome variety is absolutely defined and illustrated during this authoritative encyclopedia, that's either scientifically actual and readable. it is usually a bankruptcy by means of Roger Brown at the cultivation of cacti, making the publication much more worthy to growers and hobbyists, in addition to to taxonomists, ethnobotanists, and conservationists---indeed, a person attracted to succulent crops.

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By Edward F. Anderson

Simply now, at first of the hot millennium, is there an up to date, accomplished learn of the cactus kin. This long-awaited, huge paintings covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic demeanour, addressing a hundred twenty five genera and 1810 species. the main accomplished unmarried source at the topic on hand at the present time, it comprises greater than a thousand colour pictures as well as different illustrations. The advent to every genus concentrates at the discovery of the cacti, and the advancements in our realizing of them, lots of which consequence from quite fresh research. As acknowledged within the foreword, "Cacti have a different fascination all their very own. Miniature spiny dwarf cacti lower than an inch in diameter are hidden within the arid areas of North and South the USA; the majestic columns of the enormous saguaro, Carnegiea gigantea, dominate the deserts of Arizona. but a majority of these cacti, given time, supply the mind-blowing paradox of awesome plant life, their delicacy a notable distinction to the robust spines that maintain the viewer at a deferential distance." This awesome variety is absolutely defined and illustrated during this authoritative encyclopedia, that's either scientifically actual and readable. it is usually a bankruptcy by means of Roger Brown at the cultivation of cacti, making the publication much more worthy to growers and hobbyists, in addition to to taxonomists, ethnobotanists, and conservationists---indeed, a person attracted to succulent crops.

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