By Merril D. Smith
Boobs. knockers. Hooters. titties. Jugs. Breasts. We have a good time them; we revile them. They nourish us; they kill us. And despite what we name them, breasts have interested us for the reason that prehistoric occasions. This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the old significance and cultural importance of the breast through the years and round the world.
A staff of overseas students from a number of disciplines offers key insights and data in regards to the breast in paintings, historical past, type, social hobbies, drugs, sexuality, and extra. Entries speak about depictions of breasts on historic collectible figurines, in Renaissance work, and in present-day ads. They research how model has emphasised or de-emphasized the breast at a number of occasions. They take on scientific issues—such as breast augmentation and breast cancer—and controversies over breastfeeding. The breast as sexual item or even a domain of smuggling also are coated. As a complete, the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast takes a fascinating and obtainable examine this extraordinary physique part.
By Rebecca Warren
The relatives encyclopedia that indicates you the realm as you've by no means visible it before
DK wisdom Encyclopedia bargains a desirable and ground-breaking visible method of studying in regards to the wonders of our world.
An encyclopedia like no different, the DK wisdom Encyclopedia makes use of the most recent CGI expertise that will help you discover every little thing you've ever desired to be aware of extra approximately, protecting area, Earth, nature, the human physique, historical past and tradition, and technological know-how and expertise in great aspect. From 3D photos of the solar and the interior of a shark to a 3D DNA strand and a version of Shakespeare's globe, this is often an awesome visible advent to each point of human knowledge.
The DK wisdom Encyclopedia makes tricky matters not just effortless to stick with, yet completely soaking up, making this an enormous reference ebook the full kin will go back to time and again.
Has complete TOC
By Peter Chrisp
That includes beautiful photos that illustrate and train, this visible encyclopedia is choked with millions of pictures that deliver a couple of million issues to mild. complete colour.
By Ellen Judy Wilson
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment offers the 1st A-to-Z assurance of this significant period. Conceived and written as some degree of departure for an individual -- scholar or basic reader -- who needs to come across this outstanding age, the encyclopedia offers huge insurance of normal issues similar to technology, schooling, paintings and structure, aesthetics, and song, that are complemented via shorter entries masking particular thoughts and participants.
By Scott Schinder, Andy Schwartz
Greater than part a century after the start of rock, the musical style that all started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now stated as America's-and the world's-most renowned and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to numerous generations' worthy of background. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock track has been an indisputable strength in either reflecting and shaping our cultural panorama. Icons of Rock deals a vibrant evaluation of rock's pervasive function in modern society by means of profiling the lives and paintings of the music's such a lot mythical artists.
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The seashore Boys
The Rolling Stones
The thankful Dead
Most rock histories, by way of advantage in their all-encompassing scope, are not able to hide the lives and paintings of person artists extensive, or to put these artists in a broader context. This two-volume set, against this, presents huge biographies of the 24 maximum rock n' rollers of all time, studying their impacts, options, and influence in a severe and ancient viewpoint. Entries inside of this detailed reference discover the problems, traits, and events that outlined the cultural and social weather of the artists' tune. Sidebars highlight the various iconic components linked to rock, similar to rock fairs, protest songs, and the British Invasion. offering a wealth of knowledge at the icons, tradition, and mythology of America's such a lot liked track, this biographical encyclopedia will function a useful source for college students and tune lovers alike.
Ezra Pound without end replaced the process poetry. the writer of an enormous physique of literature, his huge, immense diversity of references and use of a number of languages make him the most imprecise authors and―because of his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity―one of the main arguable. This encyclopedia is a concise but accomplished advisor to his existence and writings. integrated are greater than 250 alphabetically prepared entries on such issues as Arabic heritage, chinese language translation, dance, Hilda Doolittle, Egyptian literature, Robert Frost, and Pound's courses. The entries are written via approximately a hundred professional individuals and cite works for extra reading.
Ezra Pound eternally replaced the process poetry. His giant physique of poetry and important works make him one of many twentieth century's so much prolific writers, and his effect has formed later poets, nice and small. His huge, immense diversity of references, planned obscurity, and use of a number of languages make him some of the most tough authors and― as a result of his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity―one of the main arguable figures in American literary background. This encyclopedia is a concise but accomplished consultant to his existence and writings.
By Alan Axelrod
International struggle II, the biggest and deadliest clash in human background, is generally thought of the pivotal occasion of the trendy age. From the increase of fascist Europe to the atomic bombings of Japan, Encyclopedia of worldwide struggle II provides the whole tale of this nice clash in additional than seven hundred entries. overseas in scope, this two-volume A-to-Z reference covers the army, ancient, political, diplomatic, and biographical points of the conflict.
By George Mann
This encyclopedia is the main updated, concise, transparent and reasonable advisor to all elements of technology fiction, from its history to accepted topics and units, from authors (established and new) to movies. technology fiction has developed into some of the most renowned, state of the art and interesting fiction geners, with a proliferation of recent and vintage authors, issues and ideas, videos, television sequence and awards. prepared in an A-Z structure, and that includes a finished index and cross-referencing process, The big Encyclopedia of technology Fiction is additionally the main obtainable and straightforward to take advantage of encyclopedia of its type at the moment on hand.
This reference encompasses the fields of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism in one quantity. either sciences have functions in navigation, within the look for minerals and hydrocarbons, in relationship rock sequences, and in unraveling earlier geologic events resembling plate motions they've got contributed to a greater realizing of the Earth. The booklet describes in high-quality element the present kingdom of information and offers an up to date synthesis of the main easy ideas. it really is an crucial operating software not just for geophysicists and geophysics scholars but additionally for geologists, physicists, atmospheric and environmental scientists, and engineers.
By Ari Ben-Menahem
This 5,800-page encyclopedia surveys a hundred generations of significant thinkers, delivering greater than 2,000 designated biographies of scientists, engineers, explorers and inventors who left their mark at the background of technological know-how and expertise. This six-volume masterwork additionally contains 380 articles summarizing the time-line of rules within the prime fields of technology, expertise, arithmetic and philosophy.