The Cactus Family

By Edward F. Anderson

Basically now, firstly of the recent millennium, is there an updated, finished examine of the cactus kin. This long-awaited, enormous paintings covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic demeanour, addressing one hundred twenty five genera and 1810 species. the main complete unmarried source at the topic to be had this present day, it contains greater than a thousand colour images as well as different illustrations. The creation to every genus concentrates at the discovery of the cacti, and the advancements in our figuring out of them, a lot of which outcome from fairly fresh research. As acknowledged within the foreword, "Cacti have a distinct fascination all their very own. Miniature spiny dwarf cacti lower than an inch in diameter are hidden within the arid areas of North and South the US; the majestic columns of the enormous saguaro, Carnegiea gigantea, dominate the deserts of Arizona. but these kinds of cacti, given time, supply the outstanding paradox of excellent flora, their delicacy a outstanding distinction to the robust spines that preserve the viewer at a deferential distance." This striking variety is totally defined and illustrated during this authoritative encyclopedia, that is either scientifically exact and readable. it is also a bankruptcy by means of Roger Brown at the cultivation of cacti, making the ebook much more beneficial to growers and hobbyists, in addition to to taxonomists, ethnobotanists, and conservationists---indeed, someone drawn to succulent crops.

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The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies and Hidden History: The Ultimate A-Z of Ancient Mysteries, Lost Civilizations and Forgotten Wisdom

By John Michael Greer

Subsequent within the renowned point Encyclopedia sequence, comes the total A-Z of different historical past. become aware of every little thing you ever desired to find out about mystery societies just like the Freemasons, the historic secret of Atlantis, why King Arthur, Leonardo da Vinci and Hitler are key figures, plus conspiracy theories, forgotten sciences and old knowledge. an entire and informative A-Z for some of the most well known genres to have emerged in recent years - the hidden background of the final 10,000 years. This encyclopedia solutions your entire questions about the extra debatable topics being debated: * Conspiracies and mystery societies, e.g. Knights Templars, the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, the Bavarian Illuminati, the Hellfire membership, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Priory of Sion. additionally it is mystery traditions, hidden bloodlines, extraterrestrial intervention, forthcoming apocalypse, and the Mayan calendar prophecies. * historic knowledge and forgotten sciences, e.g. alchemy, prophecy, sacred geometry, ley traces, and magic, in addition to helping facts for complicated applied sciences in precedent days e.g. the mysteries of Stonehenge and the good Pyramids. * Unsolved historic mysteries, e.g. the site of Atlantis, the early historical past of Christianity, the Holy Grail, the destiny of the Knights Templars, the authorship of Shakespeare's performs, the explanations of the French Revolution, and the occult roots of Nazism. * Key figures in hidden historical past - Pythagoras, Jesus of Nazareth, Leonardo da Vinci, King Arthur, Roger Bacon, John Dee, Alessandro Cagliostro, the Comte de St.-Germain, Benjamin Franklin, and Adolf Hitler.

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Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (Literary Movements)

By Don D'Ammassa

The recent Literary hobbies sequence examines the main influential literary events in heritage. Pulling jointly the folks, occasions, and works that outlined each one person stream, those A-to-Z references create a transparent, vibrant photograph of how literature used to be shaped inside those genres or time classes. delivering countless numbers of entries, each one compelling encyclopedia information writers and impacts, works and characters, locations, historic occasions, figures, phrases, and lots more and plenty extra, offering a finished source for prime institution and school literature scholars. Spanning the numerous works and writers of the Harlem Literary Renaissance and the Chicago Literary Renaissance in addition to the extensive spectrum comprising Gothic literature, technological know-how fiction, and pulp fiction writers, the Literary hobbies sequence completely lines every one move and its improvement.

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World of Microbiology and Immunology - 2 Volume Set (World Of......series)

By K Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner

This identify within the well known "World of...Series is a accomplished, subject-specific, two-volume encyclopedic advisor that covers the suggestions, theories, discoveries and pioneers in microbiology and immunology for college students, researchers, lecturers and librarians. integrated are 650 alphabetically prepared and cross-referenced topical and biographical entries.

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The New Oxford Book of Food Plants

The Oxford e-book of meals crops is a fantastically illustrated compendium of proof concerning the crops we develop in our gardens and use in our cooking. stunning botanical illustrations are followed via available but authoritative descriptions of every plant, in addition to interesting ancient info and nutritive values.

This is a brand new variation of a vintage booklet — absolutely up-to-date with the most recent dietary examine, in addition to appealing new plates and outlines of many unique safe to eat crops that experience only in the near past chanced on their method into our markets and onto our kitchen tables — it's a must-have for an individual who loves stable meals, cooking, and gardening.

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Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, Volumes 1-4

By Anne Marie Hacht

The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of worldwide Literature allows scholars to examine an author's paintings within the context of the author's lifestyles and instances. this set covers international authors from many sessions and genres, construction a vast figuring out of a number of the contexts within which literature may be seen, from the biographical to the literary and historic. Works could be seen in the course of the lens of the history, traditions and reviews of the author's own existence and the ideals, occasions and existence in their surrounding global. The approximately 500 entries additionally determine the numerous literary units and worldwide issues which outline a writer's type and position the writer within the better literary culture as chronicled and evaluated by means of critics over the years. as well as 500 photographs the set comprises serious considering and job activates, extra enhnacing the student's personal own reaction to international literature.

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Dinosaurs - The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops

From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite collecting of the entire Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) worthy figuring out About

we are living in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the ideal time to dig in to the magnificent global of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that shaped a hyperlink among and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a dangerous pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand travel details every thing worthy figuring out approximately each very important dinosaur that scientists recognize about—more than three hundred in all.
 
In Dinosaurs you’ll research the entire gory details—about geology, anatomy, evolution, astronomy, or even local American and chinese language mythology. tales of harrowing paleontological expeditions conjure the thrills of history’s most famed dinosaur hunters. Highlights of contemporary examine display what’s occurring on the planet of dinosaurs at the present time, together with scientists’ contemporary discovery of pigments embedded in dinosaur fossils that shed gentle, for the 1st time, on dinosaurs’ actual shade. Illustrations on almost each web page deliver those prehistoric creatures to existence in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory.
 
And for readers encouraged to check their dino-expertise within the box, popular paleontologist Jack Horner’s box notes may help lovers set out on their lonesome expeditions. song down dinosaur footprints at Horner’s instructed websites, head out on a cross-country dinosaur street journey utilizing Horner’s checklist of best North American dinosaurs as your map, and study what it’s wish to be a number one paleontologist who’s been a part of one of the most sensational dinosaur discoveries ever—and how one can become involved, too!

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Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States

This up to date encyclopedia presents prepared details on all features of capital punishment in the United States. It information almost each capital punishment choice rendered by means of the U.S. best court docket via 2006, together with greater than forty situations made up our minds seeing that ebook of the 1st version. Entries also are supplied for every preferrred court docket Justice who has ever rendered a capital punishment opinion. Entries on jurisdictions cite present-day demise penalty legislation and judicial constitution country by way of nation, with synopses of universal and distinct gains. additionally incorporated are entries on major U.S. capital prosecutions; felony ideas and systems in capital situations; organisations that help and oppose capital punishment; capital punishment's impression on people of African, Asian, Hispanic, and local American descent, on ladies, and on international nationals; and the equipment of execution. crucial evidence 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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Dieux et héros de l'Antiquité - Toute la mythologie grecque et latine

By Odile Gandon

D'Achille à Zeus en passant par Héraclès, Jason, Médée ou bien encore Ulysse, ce dictionnaire présente les principales divinités grecques et latines par ordre alphabétique. Chaque realize se présente comme un véritable récit obtainable aux jeunes lecteurs : des renvois, des index et des cartes en facilitent los angeles session.

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Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology

The moment version of this exhaustive paintings presents a surely overseas, complete and multi-disciplinary reference encompassing the various assorted themes surrounding the sphere of nanotechnology.  each one access within the 4-volume set deals a quick, self-contained evaluation of the subject material, written at a degree appropriate for graduate scholars, researchers, and practitioners. the 1st variation of the Encyclopedia brought numerous phrases, units and approaches regarding the multi-disciplinary box of nanotechnology. For the revised 2d variation, present entries were up to date to mirror advancements within the box, and greater than one hundred ten thoroughly new entries were further to hide rising fabrics, applied sciences and components of software. significant advancements for the 2nd version contain the following:

  • Expanded part on nanostructures together with new chapters on constructions, features and purposes of graphene and graphene oxidesNew entries on formation of nanoceramics and diamond via spark plasma sintering
  • New chapters at the synthesis and use of nanoparticles and sensible nanomaterials in biomedical applications
  • Significantly improved part on molecular modeling and simulation
  • Several new entries on MEMS and NEMS applied sciences together with graphene and CNT NEMS
  • Expanded insurance of microfluidics and nanofluidics, and functions of nanotechnology to biomedicine and biomedical imaging
  • Further fabric on environmental, wellbeing and fitness and issues of safety pertaining to nanomaterials
  • Expanded part on nanomanufacturing, now together with a number of entries on self-assembly

The assorted foreign authorship of the paintings is a mirrored image of the worldwide study attempt during this box, with contributions from prime educational researchers and business specialists alike.

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