Download E-books The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication PDF

By Wolfgang Donsbach

This concise quantity offers key strategies and entries from the twelve-volume ICA International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008), condensing major scholarship right into a useful and invaluable unmarried volume.

  • Based at the definitive twelve-volume IEC, this new concise version provides key ideas and the main suitable headwords of communique technological know-how in an A-Z structure in an up to date manner
  • Jointly released with the foreign verbal exchange organization (ICA), the top educational organization of the self-discipline within the world
  • Represents the simplest and newest overseas learn during this dynamic and interdisciplinary field
  • Contributions come from 1000's of authors who characterize excellence of their respective fields
  • An reasonable quantity on hand in print or online

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Download E-books Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas, Volumes 1-4 PDF

Comics and image novels have lately develop into vast enterprise, serving because the proposal for blockbuster Hollywood video clips equivalent to the Iron Man sequence of flicks and the hit tv drama The jogging Dead. yet comics were well known through the twentieth century regardless of the numerous results of the limitations of the Comics Code in position from the Nineteen Fifties via Nineteen Seventies, which prohibited the depiction of zombies and use of the be aware "horror," between many different principles. Comics via Time: A heritage of Icons, Idols, and Ideas presents scholars and common readers a one-stop source for getting to know issues, genres, works, and artists of comedian books, comedian strips, and image novels.

The complete and extensive assurance of this set is equipped chronologically through quantity.
Volume 1 covers 1960 and earlier
Volume 2 covers 1960–1980
Volume 3 covers 1980–1995
Volume 4 covers 1995 to the present

The chronological divisions supply readers a feeling of the evolution of comics in the higher contexts of yank tradition and background.

The alphabetically prepared entries in each one quantity deal with themes comparable to comics publishing, characters, imprints, genres, issues, titles, artists, writers, and extra. whereas precise consciousness is paid to American comics, the entries additionally contain assurance of British, jap, and ecu comics that experience encouraged illustrated storytelling of the us or are of specific curiosity to American readers.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States PDF

This up to date encyclopedia offers prepared info on all points of capital punishment in the USA. It info nearly each capital punishment determination rendered by means of the U.S. ideal court docket via 2006, together with greater than forty situations made up our minds for the reason that e-book of the 1st variation. Entries also are supplied for every preferrred 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 nation, with synopses of universal and distinct positive factors. additionally integrated are entries on major U.S. capital prosecutions; felony ideas and techniques in capital situations; companies that aid and oppose capital punishment; capital punishment's impression on folks of African, Asian, Hispanic, and local American descent, on ladies, and on overseas nationals; and the tools of execution. crucial proof also are supplied on capital punishment in additional than 2 hundred different countries. A wealth of statistical info is located all through.

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Download E-books The Piano: An Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments) PDF

The Piano: An Encyclopedia used to be chosen in its first version as a decision notable ebook and is still a desirable and remarkable reference paintings. The tool has been on the heart of track heritage with even composers of huge symphonic paintings announcing that they don't write whatever with no sketching it out first on a piano; its boundaries and expressive potential have performed a lot to form the contours of the western musical idiom. in the scope of this hassle-free consultant is every little thing from the acoustics and development of the piano to the background of the firms that experience outfitted them.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment PDF

By Ellen Judy Wilson

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment presents the 1st A-to-Z insurance of this crucial period. Conceived and written as some extent of departure for someone -- scholar or basic reader -- who needs to come across this amazing age, the encyclopedia offers extensive assurance of common themes similar to technological know-how, schooling, paintings and structure, aesthetics, and track, that are complemented by means of shorter entries protecting particular techniques and members.

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Download E-books Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (Concise Encyclopedias of Language and Linguistics) PDF

By Sarah Ogilvie

Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World is an authoritative single-volume reference source comprehensively describing the most important languages and language households of the area.

It will supply complete descriptions of the phonology, semantics, morphology, and syntax of the world’s significant languages, giving insights into their constitution, heritage and improvement, sounds, which means, constitution, and language kinfolk, thereby either highlighting their variety for comparative learn, and contextualizing them based on their genetic relationships and nearby distribution.

Based at the hugely acclaimed and award-winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, this quantity will supply an edited selection of virtually four hundred articles all through which a consultant subset of the world's significant languages are spread out and defined in updated terminology and authoritative interpretation, by means of the major students in linguistics.

In highlighting the range of the world’s languages ― from the thriving to the endangered and extinct ― this paintings stands out as the first element of name to any language professional drawn to this massive quarter. No different unmarried quantity will fit the level of language assurance or the authority of the individuals of Concise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World.

* notable breadth of assurance: a finished number of slightly below four hundred articles overlaying the world's significant languages, language households, and category constructions, matters and disputes
* Peerless caliber: in line with twenty years of educational improvement on variations of the major reference source in linguistics, Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
* distinctive authorship: 350 of the world's top specialists introduced jointly for one purpose
* unheard of editorial choice, overview and validation procedure: Keith Brown and Sarah Ogilvie act as first-tier guarantors for article caliber and coverage
* Compact and reasonable: one-volume structure makes this compatible for private research at any establishment drawn to areal, descriptive, or comparative language research - and at a fragment of the price of the total encyclopedia

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt PDF

By Margaret Bunson

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF historical EGYPT is the 1st single-volume reference consultant to the impressive tradition that flourished at the banks of the Nile from the predynastic interval, 3200 B.C., to the autumn of the hot country in 1070 B.C.
Illustrated with greater than a hundred seventy five line drawings, maps, and time charts, over 1,500 entries span the entire gods, rulers, towns, and subject matters very important in old Egypt, including:
-Art and Architecture
-Pyramids
-The Sphinx
-The Military
In addition, numerous large essays on such key themes as astronomy, mortuary rituals, agriculture, additional remove darkness from this attention-grabbing interval of civilization.

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Download E-books Ring of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes PDF

The writer examines common mess ups round the Pacific Rim all through background including clinical info context to supply enlightening―and hugely readable―entries.

• gains nearly a hundred alphabetically prepared entries with insights into particular failures, expertise, key geographic positive aspects of the realm, major humans, cultural ideals, and more

• contains a basic creation and review of the geography and tectonic task within the Pacific Rim countries

• deals either old and clinical info

• Explains complicated average phenomena and clinical techniques utilizing nontechnical language and transparent illustrations

• presents appropriate cross-references to comparable themes in addition to to articles, books, and internet sites that provide additional information

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Flight, Volumes 1-3 PDF

By Tracy Irons-Georges

This set offers an impressively large diversity of knowledge on greater than three hundred medical and historic themes on the topic of the sector of aviation. realization is given to all different types and kinds of civil and armed forces airplane, rules of aerodynamics, and mechanical and technical features of flying. in addition to traditional themes one could go together with a source dedicated to flight and aviation, a few unforeseen entries, absolute to pique the reader, comprise Animal flight, luggage dealing with and laws, Bermuda Triangle, Paper airplanes, "Vomit Comet," Whirly-Girls, and Wing-walking. correct biographies of pioneers in aviation and profiles of significant airways are integrated. details is present via September 2001.

Alphabetically prepared entries--varying in size from numerous paragraphs to numerous pages--begin with a quick definition of the subject and its importance to aviation, with dates provided whilst appropriate. All entries are signed and observed by means of annotated bibliographies and cross-references. every one quantity has a listing of themes present in that specific quantity and set indexes, one alphabetical and person who teams entries via class. quantity three incorporates a plethora of supplemental details, together with a bibliography; an inventory of websites; directories of North American flight colleges, education facilities, and museums; and lists of overseas airports, commercial airlines, and aircraft forms. time traces checklist occasions in aviation background and air failures from 1785 to 2001.

This accomplished reference resource will be a necessary addition to public and educational libraries. excessive faculties could ponder it, looking on their curricular wishes and budgetary restraints.

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Download E-books Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, and Other Authentic Mysteries of Nature PDF

By Loren L. Coleman, Jerome Clark

The final quest for the world's such a lot mysterious creatures
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- those are the names of the elusive beasts that experience stuck the attention and captured the imaginations of individuals around the globe for hundreds of years. lately, stories of those "monsters" were corroborated through a rise in sightings, and out of those legends a brand new technology has been born: cryptozoology -- the examine of hidden animals.
Cryptozoology A to Z, the 1st encyclopedia of its sort, comprises approximately 200 entries, together with cryptids (the identify given to those strange beasts), new animal unearths, and the explorers and scientists who look for them. Loren Coleman, one of many world's best cryptozoologists, groups up with Jerome Clark, editor and writer of numerous encyclopedias, to supply those definitive descriptions and plenty of never-before-published drawings and images from eyewitnesses' distinctive bills. filled with insights into the tools of those scientists, interesting stories of discovery, and the heritage and evolution of this box, Cryptozoology A to Z is the main whole reference ever of the most recent zoological technology.

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