Download E-books Antarctica: An Encyclopedia (2 Volume Set) (Second edition) PDF

By John Stewart

This moment variation of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" booklet, 4 years within the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the 1st edition's entries to 30,000, protecting geographical positive aspects, historic occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, clinical stations, travel operators, medical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, plants, goods of normal curiosity and lots more and plenty extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. details for geographical positive aspects is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and previous, and isn't constrained to ­English-­language assets. vast cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical beneficial properties' names, for instance, might fluctuate extensively from one nationwide gazetteer to the subsequent, and are additional advanced through having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic adaptations of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced. First variation Award: A Library magazine top Reference

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Download E-books Descartes on Forms and Mechanisms PDF

By Helen Hattab

The fashionable view of causation could be traced again to the mechanistic technology of Descartes, whose rejection of Aristotelian physics, with its inspiration of considerable varieties, in prefer of mechanical causes was once a turning-point within the background of philosophy. but the reasoning which led Descartes and different early moderns during this path isn't good understood. This booklet lines Descartes' groundbreaking concept of medical clarification again to the mathematical demonstrations of Aristotelian mechanics and translates those advances in mild of the on hand arguments for and opposed to sizeable types. It additionally examines how Descartes' new conception led him to enhance a metaphysical origin for his technology that may stay away from skeptical objections. it is going to attract a variety of readers drawn to the philosophy and technology of the early smooth interval.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Four-Volume Set PDF

By William J. Lennarz, M. Daniel Lane, Paul Modrich, Jack Dixon, Ernesto Carafoli, John Exton, Don Cleveland

Written for a huge, cross-disciplinary viewers, the Encyclopedia of organic Chemistry addresses the basic self-discipline of organic chemistry underlying almost the entire lifestyles sciences. This compilation of greater than 500 assorted entries encompasses all points of biochemistry, in addition to the extensions of this topic into the comparable fields of molecular biology, mobile biology, genetics and biophysics. This complete encyclopedia covers all components of organic chemistry written via greater than 500 chosen overseas specialists. Articles are generously illustrated together with greater than 800 photographs in four-color. each one access encompasses a transparent, concise overview of the subject besides illustrations, a word list of technical phrases and a piece for extra analyzing. every one access extra includes basic history and time period definitions in addition to a accomplished evaluation of the present examine within the box. scholars, technological know-how newshounds and scientists looking a concise creation to precise subject matters will get pleasure from the transparent, tabular layout of every entry.Also to be had on-line through ScienceDirect - that includes huge searching, looking, and inner cross-referencing among articles within the paintings, plus dynamic linking to magazine articles and summary databases, making navigation versatile and straightforward. for additional information, pricing suggestions and availability stopover at www.info.sciencedirect.com. *Four-volume set with subject matters prepared from A to Z for simple reference*Seven topic components overlaying all parts of organic chemistry*Over 500 full-color articles of 4-9 pages each*Over 1300 illustrations all through with 800 in 4-color and over two hundred tables*Glossary of specialised phrases and 'Further analyzing' part supplied for each article*Includes entries at the most up-to-date study techniques*Appropriate for college kids, researchers, and pros

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe: Society in Transformation PDF

By Michael Frassetto

The first complete reference paintings dedicated completely to this darkish, yet severe, interval within the heritage of Western civilization.

• available A–Z structure for almost two hundred entries overlaying the folk, locations, and occasions throughout the fall of the Roman Empire and the start of early medieval Europe

• exact chronology of the approximately 1,000 years of the ecu barbarian era

• Maps and pictures overlaying key occasions and places

• Articles on paintings, tradition, faith, and daily concerns equivalent to agriculture, cattle, nutrition, marriage, and burial

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Pain PDF

By (auth.), Gerald F. Gebhart, Robert F. Schmidt (eds.)

This is the main complete assessment to be had anyplace at the extensive, multi-faceted and complicated subject of discomfort – and the speedily evolving medical and scientific disciplines that search to appreciate, investigate and deal with pain.

The moment version of the Encyclopedia of Pain is totally up to date and has been elevated by means of over a hundred new essays.It contains greater than 3,000 entries and gives transparent, targeted and up to date insurance of the present country of analysis, and therapy of soreness. furthermore, precise essays offer in-depth details on all facets of nociception and soreness, together with substrates, reasons, pathophysiology, signs and indicators, diagnoses and therapy. greater than six hundred colour figures increase realizing of this too-little-understood topic.

Solidly based and inclusive, this reference is a useful instrument for scientific scientists and practitioners in academia, wellbeing and fitness care and undefined, in addition to scholars, academics and laypersons.

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