?? [[ most sensible often called the writer of imaginitive brief fiction, comparable to the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, and because the writer of hauntingly sonorous poems resembling The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe was once a number one practitioner of the yankee Gothic and helped popularize the quick tale as a style. This reference paintings assembles in dictionary layout a whole and present physique of data on Poe's lifestyles and paintings. greater than 1900 entries disguise all stages of Poe's artwork and literary feedback, his kinfolk relationships, his various travels and flats, and the abundance of severe responses to his works. every one access offers bibliographical details, and the quantity concludes with an in depth directory of works for additional attention. ]] ??
Best recognized for his mysterious and resourceful brief fiction, resembling the autumn of the home of Usher and The Cask of Amontillado, in addition to hauntingly sonorous poems corresponding to The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe has secured an enduring position within the American literary canon. He was once one of many first American authors to receive severe recognition in Europe, and his works popularized the Gothic, the quick tale, and detective fiction in the US. Poe's works are usually studied in colleges and schools, yet he additionally keeps his allure as one in all America's so much not easy well known authors. His works mirror his enormous and infrequently arcane erudition, his probing insights into the workings of the brain, his theories of literature and aesthetics, and his curiosity in technology and the supernatural.
Through greater than 1900 alphabetically prepared entries, this reference ebook presents entire and present assurance of Poe's lifestyles and paintings. a few entries deal with Poe's recognized analyzing and his responses to literary contemporaries and foreign literary figures. Others touch upon the effect of varied writers and literary traditions on Poe's mind's eye. nonetheless others handle Poe's perspectives on matters starting from Shakespeare to mesmerism to phrenology. every one access is supplemented by way of a bibliographical be aware which supplies the foundation for the access and indicates resources for extra research. each one access for Poe's fiction and poetry features a serious synopsis, and an intensive bibliography on the finish of the quantity lists crucial severe and biographical experiences of Poe.
By Christian Rätsch
The main entire consultant to the botany, background, distribution, and cultivation of all identified psychoactive plants
• Examines 414 psychoactive crops and comparable 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, vegetation 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 generally been considered as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian R䴳ch information the botany, heritage, distribution, cultivation, and education and dosage of greater than four hundred psychoactive crops. He discusses their ritual and medicinal utilization, cultural artifacts made of those vegetation, and artistic endeavors that both symbolize or were encouraged via them. the writer starts with 168 of the main famous psychoactives--such as hashish, datura, and papaver--then offers 133 lesser identified elements in addition to extra vegetation often called “legal highs,” crops recognized 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 wide fieldwork round the world--showing the folks, ceremonies, and paintings relating to the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.
By Kenneth Munson
It really is approximately 2 hundred years on account that guy first left the floor and travelled throughout the air in a automobile of his personal layout. His aerial carriage was once just a frail, paper-covered craft with a burning brazier at its base to supply the recent air that raised it from the floor; yet from such humble beginnings stemmed the foundation that has considering the fact that carried him out to worlds past his own.
After scorching air got here hydrogen because the lifting medium, and after the loose balloon got here the airship, that may be powered and recommended in flight. In eighty well-chosen examples this quantity illustrates centuries of development in lighter-than-air flight, from the Montgolfier brothers' unique 'cloud in a paper bag' of 1783 to its present-day counterpart flown via sportsmen in lots of elements of the world.
In among lie the well-known, the notorious and the virtually unknown: nice pioneer names like Lebaudy, Charles and Parseval; the enormous Zeppelin airships that operated the world's first airline companies in 1910-14 sooner than their army brethren, these 'monsters of the red twilight', rained terror on London within the First global struggle; the good Italian polar airships of the 1920's; the balloon bombs introduced through Japan opposed to the us in international battle 2; headline-makers just like the Hindenburg and R101; the unsung yet hugely winning blimps of the united states military; and lots of more.
The illustrations are via Otto Frello and the publication is edited through Kenneth Munson, writer of the Pocket Encyclopaedia of airplane sequence. Balloons and Airships is a part of the Blandford color sequence.
By Charles R Geisst
Offers particular assurance of America's company historical past, from the Hudson fur alternate to the web. greater than four hundred entries profile company titans and tycoons, Wall road wizards, leaders, and significant occasions and associations of yank company - spanning the interval after American independence.
By Ulrich Marzolph
This complete reference at the "Arabian Nights" provides distinct study on almost all elements of the stories, together with significant protagonists, subject matters, vital translations, textual historical past, variations, reworkings, works encouraged via the stories and points of literary idea.
This replace to the critically-acclaimed first variation offers in 2 volumes comprehensible but specific info on psychological problems and stipulations. that includes an easy-to-use structure and written in non-technical language, the Encyclopedia comprises entries for all one hundred fifty problems categorized within the Diagnostic and Statistical guide of psychological problems, textual content revision (DSM-IV-TR). It additionally gains entries for prescription, substitute and over the counter medications, in addition to some of the remedies used to regard psychological issues.
The Encyclopedia of overall healthiness and getting older presents cutting-edge learn and ready-to-use evidence on wellbeing and fitness and getting older. This one-volume source captures many of the pleasure of the learn within the box by way of new findings in addition to conceptual advancements guiding learn, perform, and coverage. With greater than two hundred entries, it covers the organic, mental, social, and monetary facets of wellbeing and fitness and getting older and affects in the health-care procedure. This Encyclopedia also focuses seriously on geriatrics with appreciate to geriatric syndromes and customary ailments of getting older.
The Encyclopedia Of renowned track is universally famous because the so much accomplished and authoritative reference paintings on well known tune. This new accelerated version is an important reference e-book for somebody who has a question approximately any point of twentieth Century renowned tune, together with rock, dance, rap and R&B, in addition to blues, soul, nation and people.
A sizeable reference paintings at the scale of MITECS (The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences), The MIT Encyclopedia of communique problems turns into the traditional reference during this box for either examine and medical use. It bargains virtually two hundred specified entries, protecting the total variety of communique and speech issues in young children and adults, from simple technology to scientific diagnosis.MITECD is split into 4 sections that mirror the traditional different types in the box (also often called speech-language pathology and audiology): Voice, Speech, Language, and listening to. inside every one class, entries are prepared into 3 subsections: easy technological know-how, issues, and medical administration. simple technology comprises proper details on general anatomy and body structure, physics, psychology and psychophysics, and linguistics; this gives a systematic beginning for entries within the different subsections. The entries that seem lower than issues provide details at the definition and characterization of particular issues, and instruments for his or her identity and overview. The medical administration subsection describes acceptable interventions, together with behavioral, pharmacological, surgical, and prosthetic.Because the method of conversation problems may be very assorted for kids and adults, many themes comprise separate entries reflecting this. even supposing a few problems which are first clinically determined in youth may well persist in a few shape all through maturity, many problems could have an onset in both early life or maturity, and the timing of onset could have many implications for either evaluate and intervention.Topics lined in MITECD comprise cochlear implants for kids and adults, pitch conception, tinnitus, alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation, neural mechanisms of vocalization, holistic voice treatment concepts, computer-based techniques to children?s speech and language issues, neurogenic mutism, local dialect, agrammatism, worldwide aphasia, and psychosocial difficulties linked to communicative disorders.