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This collection of fascinating, mysterious, and revealing tales captures the immense sweep and diversity of African mythology. The stories touch on virtually every aspect of belief: gods and goddesses, epic heroes and divine tricksters, along with epics of the world's origins, the struggle between the human and the divine, and much more.
Containing over 5000 entries from Aalto to ziggurat, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of architecture. Written in a clear and concise style, it is an invaluable work of reference for both students of architecutre and the general reader, as well as professional architects.
Fully revised and updated for the sixth edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology at school or university. With 5,500 entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry.
This dictionary includes 10,000 A-Z entries on all areas of biomedicine. It also covers terms from related areas, including anatomy, genetics, pathology, pharmacology, and clinical medicine. Fully cross-referenced and with web links, this is a clear and authoritative guide to an increasingly important area of medicine.
This reference covers all aspects of the history of Britain from 55 BC to the present day. Over 3600 entries describe the people and events that have shaped domestic, political, social and cultural life in Britain over the past two millennia.
The sixth edition of this established and authoritative dictionary is expanded to embrace recent developments. It provides comprehensive coverage of computer applications in industry, the office, science, education, and the home.
This dictionary includes country entries for every country in the world as well as coverage of great battles, major world events, and key historical figures. It is essential reading for all with an nterest in history and current affairs.
With over 750 authoritative entries covering all areas of critical theory, this dictionary is an essential reference work for anyone needing a clear guide to theory, from feminism to globalization, from Marxism to psychoanalysis.
'A Dictionary of Dentistry' provides over 4500 definitions covering all the important terms used in dentistry. It is an ideal guide for dental practitioners and students but also as a reference source for medical practitioners and members of the public.
Contains nearly 13,200 entries with accurate, up-to-date and concise information on more than 50,000 compounds. In general, the following compounds are included: all currently marketed drugs, all drugs listed in the generic name compilations (US Adopted Names, International Nonproprietary Names, British Approved Names, Japanese Accepted Names) [1-4] compounds used as pharmacological tools in biochemical research, biologically active natural products, compounds undergoing clinical trials, drugs which are no longer marketed, compounds whose toxicity or adverse side-effects preclude clinical use, but which possess interesting or novel pharmacological properties.
This dictionary provides wide-ranging coverage of ecology and the environmental sciences. It contains 5,000 entries on subjects including plant and animal physiology, animal behaviour, evolution, environmental pollution and conservation.
Wide-ranging and authoritative, this third edition covers all aspects of economics, including economic theory as well as applied micro and macroeconomics. It is a useful dictionary for professional economists as well as students and teachers of economics, business and finance.
Education is of relevance to everyone, but it involves specialized terminology which may be unfamiliar or opaque. This UK-focused dictionary - with 1,250 authoritative entries - provides clear and accessible definitions of the terms organizations, qualifications, statutes, and much more, involved in education today.
One of the world's experts on English manuscripts defines some 1,500 terms, including types of manuscript, their physical features, writing implements, writing surfaces, scribes, scripts, postal markings and seals.