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By John Powers

Tibet is a land bounded via the world’s optimum mountains, and it's the repository of an historical tradition. for hundreds of years it was once considered by means of Europeans as a distant, mystical position populated via Buddhist masters with supernatural powers and profound knowledge. not like this snapshot, it used to be a warlike nation whose expansionist rulers conquered an enormous empire that integrated a lot of important Asia and components of China. Even now the Tibetan Plateau continues to be a scene of contestation, either ideologically and militarily. significant renowned uprisings in 1959, 1988, and 2008 have drawn the eye of the world’s media, and its non secular academics usually allure huge crowds once they commute in a foreign country. the placement within the nation continues to be hugely risky at the present time, because the 2008 uprising—the greatest and so much common within the historical past of the region—attests.

The Historical Dictionary of Tibet is the main accomplished dictionary released thus far on Tibetan background. It covers the heritage of Tibet from 27,000 BCE to the current via a chronology, an introductory essay, an intensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on vital personalities, politics, financial system, international relatives, faith, tradition, anthropology, and sociology. This publication is a superb entry element for college kids, researchers, and an individual desirous to understand extra approximately Tibet.

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By David F. Burg

This Almanac of global warfare I presents a daily account of the motion on all fronts and of the occasions surrounding the clash, from the weapons of August 1914 to the November 1918 Armistice and its aftermath. day-by-day entries, topical descriptions, biographical sketches, maps, and illustrations mix to provide a prepared and succinct account of what used to be taking place in all the primary theaters of conflict.

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By S. T. Joshi

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By Carl B. Boyer

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By Helen Chapel, Mansel Haeney, Siraj Misbah, Neil Snowden

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Download E-books Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies PDF

By James Watson

The Watson and Hill dictionary in its eighth version provides a clean and finished evaluate serving all point of the learn of media and conversation. It offers an in depth compendium of the various elements of private, workforce, mass media and web verbal exchange and remains to be an essential resource of knowledge for all these attracted to how conversation impacts our lives.

The Dictionary of Media and conversation Studies has supplied scholars and most people alike with a gateway into the examine of intercultural conversation, public kinfolk and advertising and marketing communications seeing that 1984. New entries during this version discover the profound shifts that experience taken position on the planet of communique in recent times. The impression of the recent on-line leviathans reminiscent of Amazon, fb, Google, Twitter and YouTube is measured opposed to the conventional dominance, globally, of the mass media. different issues contain the fascinating alterations affecting public carrier broadcasting, the function of ads and PR, the character and volume of legislation, the influence of globalization and the consumerization of information and tradition. This quantity seeks to make its twenty-first century readers extra media literate, in addition to extra severe shoppers of contemporary news.

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Download E-books The Good Retirement Guide 2014: Everything You Need to know About Health, Property, Investment, Leisure, Work, Pensions and Tax PDF

By Frances Kay, Allan Esler Smith

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Download E-books The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s PDF

By Scott Aaron Stine

For the uninitiated the writer has obligingly provided a definition for the slasher/splatter movie: "Any movie which incorporates scenes of utmost violence in photo and grisly detail...." For these movie audience who imagine it is a great point and usually tend to choose The Texas Chainsaw bloodbath than The is still of the Day, or in case you will not be fairly definite yet are however interested in the phantasmagoric, or for these horrified via gratuitous violence and blood for bloods sake yet are getting to know this filmic phenomenon, this reference publication offers all of the gory information. From in the dark i'm going to Take Your Soul Away to Zombie 2: The useless Are between Us, this booklet is an exhaustive examine of the splatter motion pictures of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies. After a historical past of the advance of the style, the most meat of the publication is a filmography. each one access contains vast credit, exchange names and overseas unlock titles; availability of the movie on videocassette; availability of soundtracks and movie novelization; and experiences. broad cross-referencing can be incorporated.

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The explanations of again ache, the most typical of all consultations, differ vastly, hence making actual prognosis in particular vital. Written via a staff of extremely popular scientists with an unlimited adventure of the topic, An Atlas of again ache not just explains the right way to ensure the underlying motives of your sufferers' stipulations but additionally describes some of the healing procedures available.

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