The Social Science Encyclopedia

What are the roots of conflict, wars, revolutions and genocidal violence? This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society.

Author: Adam Kuper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134450842

Category: Reference

Page: 952

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The Social Science Encyclopedia, first published in 1985 to acclaim from social scientists, librarians and students, was thoroughly revised in 1996, when reviewers began to describe it as a classic. This third edition has been radically recast. Over half the entries are new or have been entirely rewritten, and most of the balance have been substantially revised. Written by an international team of contributors, the Encyclopedia offers a global perspective on the key issues within the social sciences. Some 500 entries cover a variety of enduring and newly vital areas of study and research methods. Experts review theoretical debates from neo-evolutionism and rational choice theory to poststructuralism, and address the great questions that cut across the social sciences. What is the influence of genes on behaviour? What is the nature of consciousness and cognition? What are the causes of poverty and wealth? What are the roots of conflict, wars, revolutions and genocidal violence? This authoritative reference work is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in contemporary academic thinking about the individual in society.

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

Special Features: More than 3,500 indexed references. Thematic arrangement. Important events highlighted. Illustrated biographies of key figures. Cross-references. Comprehensive index. Glossary.

Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780753452691

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 488

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Today's children stand on the threshold of a new millennium that promises incredible scientific and technological advances. The need to understand basic scientific principles has never been greater and these principles are brought within the grasp of every child by The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia. All the essential subject areas, from Space and Time, Materials and Technology, to Human Biology, are covered in this one-volume encyclopedia. Accurate, approachable, and an indispensable source of information for school projects, The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia is the perfect gift for the up-and-coming Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, or Marie Curie in the family. Special Features: More than 3,500 indexed references. Thematic arrangement. Important events highlighted. Illustrated biographies of key figures. Cross-references. Comprehensive index. Glossary.

Protein Science Encyclopedia

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Page: 4500

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Science Encyclopedia

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Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789428714

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 512

View: 292

A compact but indispensable study aid includes more than one thousand full-color maps, photographs, diagrams, charts, and artwork to illustrate scientific facts in chemistry, physics, space, earth science, and biology. Original.

Science Encyclopedia

Offers an illustrated encyclopedia of general science, with informative and fun facts on a broad array of scientific topics.

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426325428

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 304

View: 638

Offers an illustrated encyclopedia of general science, with informative and fun facts on a broad array of scientific topics.

Encyclopedia of World Scientists

Contains short biographies of almost 1,000 scientists from around the world who made great contributions to science throughout history.

Author: Elizabeth H. Oakes

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118821

Category: Electronic books

Page: 852

View: 622

Contains short biographies of almost 1,000 scientists from around the world who made great contributions to science throughout history.

Science Encyclopedia

Science Encyclopedia is a beautifully illustrated reference book for young learners. Broadly covering subjects such as science, universe, animals and human body, the book is apt for children who are beginning to know the scientific world.

Author: BPI

Publisher: BPI Publishing

ISBN: 8184973535

Category: Science

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Science Encyclopedia is a beautifully illustrated reference book for young learners. Broadly covering subjects such as science, universe, animals and human body, the book is apt for children who are beginning to know the scientific world. The book contains detailed and relevant information about various topics which are further simplified with illustrations. Science Encyclopedia is a must for all young learners who wish to explore the world of science and developments in it through the ages.

Science Encyclopedia

Author: Belinda GALLAGHER

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ISBN: 9781842369135

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

"I know of no similar work (in scope, content and orientation). That is why we are all waiting so anxiously for this volume to be completed. Its perspective is unique." Charles Finkel, Editor to the Journal of Coastal Research

Author: Maurice Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402038801

Category: Science

Page: 1213

View: 493

This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.

Science A Children s Encyclopedia

Science: A Children's Encyclopedia is the perfect accessible encyclopedia packed with pictures and fun facts for kids that will give a comprehensive introduction of key topics including gravity and the Periodic Table which entertain and ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241185084

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 358

A stunning visual encyclopedia for kids, covering every aspect of science Science: A Children's Encyclopedia brings all the essentials of science from elements and energy to gravity and the Periodic Table to life with astonishing pictures for kids. Packed with fun facts for kids, this encyclopedia will dazzle your child with interesting facts on everything from electricity and engines to sound and waves. Full of high-quality photos and innovative graphics that help to demonstrate key concepts. Science: A Children's Encyclopedia uses clear, age-appropriate text that makes even complex topics easy to understand and is ideal for homework reference. Science: A Children's Encyclopedia is the perfect accessible encyclopedia packed with pictures and fun facts for kids that will give a comprehensive introduction of key topics including gravity and the Periodic Table which entertain and inform children.

Encyclopedia Mancuniensis or The new school of arts science and manufactures

Author: Francis Marcellus Hodson

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The Philosophy of Science

The essays represent the most up-to-date philosophical thinking on timeless scientific topics such as: determinism, explanation, laws of nature, perception, individuality, time, and economics as well as timely topics like adaptation, ...

Author: Sahotra Sarkar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415939275

Category: Philosophy

Page: 965

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The first in-depth reference in the field that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical inquiry, The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia is a two-volume set that brings together an international team of leading scholars to provide over 130 entries on the essential concepts in the philosophy of science. The areas covered include: biology chemistry epistemology and metaphysics physics psychology and mind the social sciences key figures in the combined studies of science and philosophy. The essays represent the most up-to-date philosophical thinking on timeless scientific topics such as: determinism, explanation, laws of nature, perception, individuality, time, and economics as well as timely topics like adaptation, conservation biology, quantum logic, consciousness, evolutionary psychology, and game theory.

Encyclopedia of Grain Science

Author: Colin W. Wrigley

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Category: Cereal products

Page: 1700

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First Science Encyclopedia

Provides a basic reference guide to life, materials, physical, earth, and space science.

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Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465443441

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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A perfect first visual reference book for children ages 7-10 eager to learn about all things science, now revised and updated. Packed with amazing photography and fun facts, First Science Encyclopedia will take kids on a journey of discovery with its comprehensive look at the forces and elements that make up our amazing world. This visual reference covers many different subjects, from the human body and animals to space and matter. Kids can discover how a flower grows, what's in the air we breathe, and why what goes up must come down. Photos and illustrations bring science to life and quizzes make learning even more fun. A glossary at the back provides a quick reference of key science terms, from bacteria and genes to global warming and fossil fuels. First Science Encyclopedia is an ideal starting place for budding scientists.

Rourke s World of Science Encyclopedia

A comprehensive reference on science and technology provides ten separate volumes, each of which focuses on a specific topic, from human and animal biology to physics and mathematics.

Author: Luana K. Mitten

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781600446467

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 640

View: 647

A comprehensive reference on science and technology provides ten separate volumes, each of which focuses on a specific topic, from human and animal biology to physics and mathematics.

Forensic Science

Written by experts for the general audience, this A-Z presentation covers all aspects of forensic science from its beginning to its central place in modern law enforcement.

Author: William J. Tilstone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576071944

Category: Law

Page: 307

View: 453

Written by experts for the general audience, this A-Z presentation covers all aspects of forensic science from its beginning to its central place in modern law enforcement.

Science

Throughout the book, fast fact boxes reveal fascinating information at a glance while stunning images bring the subject matter to life.

Author: Chris Woodford

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465473233

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 364

"Discusses key concepts in biology, physics, chemistry, and other scientific fields, and includes fast fact boxes, images and diagrams, and information about key scientists and their work."--

Science Fact and Science Fiction

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Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415974607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 729

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Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Presents an illustrated A-Z encyclopedia containing approximately 600 entries on computer and technology related topics.

Author: Harry Henderson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110030

Category: Computer science

Page: 593

View: 140

Presents an illustrated A-Z encyclopedia containing approximately 600 entries on computer and technology related topics.

The Encyclopedia of Seeds

This is the first scholarly reference work to cover all the major scientific themes and facets of the subject of seeds.

Author: J. Derek Bewley

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851997236

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 828

View: 599

This is the first scholarly reference work to cover all the major scientific themes and facets of the subject of seeds. It outlines the latest fundamental biological knowledge about seeds, together with the principles of agricultural seed processing, storage and sowing, the food and industrial uses of seeds, and the roles of seeds in history, economies and cultures. With contributions from 110 expert authors worldwide, the editors have created 560 authoritative articles, illustrated with plentiful tables, figures, black-and-white and color photographs, suggested further reading matter and 670 supplementary definitions. The contents are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced to connect related entries.