Brill's Encyclopedia of China Online presents latest research on China with a focus on the modern period from the mid-nineteenth century to the 21st century. Top scholars contribute content on the history, geography, society, economy, politics, science, and culture of China
This dictionary contains over 2,500 entries covering Western art from the ancient Greeks to the present day. It includes biographical entries, styles and movements, materials and techniques, and museums and galleries.
Here are the landmark decisions that have shaped American life, described by some of America's most eminent legal scholars. The new edition contains more than 450 entries on major cases, including 53 new entries on the latest landmark rulings. This outstanding guide serves as an excellent introduction to the work of the Court from the late eighteenth century to the present day.
For any reader needing a clear, concise explanation of a subject in law this title is the ideal reference work. Providing greater depth than legal dictionaries but always accessible to the non-expert, entries in this companion cover all areas of law and legal systems and are extensively cross-referenced for ease of navigation.
This major reference examines comprehensively the characteristics, behaviour, ecology and evolution of birds. This new edition has updated and expanded text and should appeal to both scientist and non-scientist. The 200 bird species in the world are pictured in their natural habitats.
This account of Australian political life and thought covers all aspects of national politics and Australian politics in regional, international and global contexts. It also takes full account of the colonial origins of Australian politics and includes entries on indigenous politics, frontier politics and settler societies.
Covering the behaviour, diet, distribution, and evolution of various mammals, this work is illustrated with photographs and original artwork, including photo-stories of momentous events such as how a cheetah learns to hunt, an elephant's early years and life in the pouch for a kangeroo.
Contains synopses of 264 popular and commonly performed operas arranged alphabetically and meant to be accessible to opera beginners and experts. Each entry describes the opera's genre premiere, librettist, cast, composition, and musical features.
"Encyclopaedia of the Qurʼān is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qurʼānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qurʼānic studies ... The online version includes ... the Qurʼān Concordance [compiled by: Thomas Milo]"--Publisher's web site, viewed Sept. 10, 2012.