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The Complete Costume Dictionary

While there are costume and fashion dictionaries tied to specific countries or periods, none have been comprehensive. In The Complete Costume Dictionary, Elizabeth Lewandowski has collected from a variety of sources―including costume history texts, journal articles, historical publications, autobiographies, biographies, foreign language dictionaries, and contemporary publications―to create a resource that spans the globe, from the ea...

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The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook

A landmark book from the test kitchen that has been teaching America how to cook for 20 years. We launched the America's Test Kitchen Cooking School two years ago to teach home cooks how to cook the test kitchen way, and since then thousands of students have taken our interactive video-based online courses. The America's Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook shares the same goal as our online school and brings all our best practices—a...

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Encyclopedia of Turkey

This encyclopedia presents important research on Turkey. Some of the topics discussed herein include the prospects and challenges involved in Turkey and United States defense cooperation; Turkey-Kurdish regional government relations after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq; Turkey's new regional security role's implications for the U.S.; and Turkey's background and relations with the United States.

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Dictionary of Historic Documents

Arranged in A-to-Z format, this title provides basic factual information about more than 2400 significant historic documents in world history. Included are excerpts or full texts of key acts, constitutions, proclamations, treaties, bills, laws, agreements and speeches among others.

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The Bar and Beverage Book, 5th Edition

The Bar and Beverage Book explains how to manage the beverage option of a restaurant, bar, hotel, country club—any place that serves beverages to customers. It provides readers with the history of the beverage industry and appreciation of wine, beer, and spirits; information on equipping, staffing, managing, and marketing a bar; and the purchase and mixology of beverages. New topics in this edition include changes to regulations rega...

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Epic Drives of the World (Lonely Planet)

Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to Epic Bike Rides of the World. Epic Drives of the World, a beautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on...

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Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography

Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography is the definitive reference work for this important popular form of music that flourished from the 1890s through the 1920s, and was one of the key predecessors of jazz. It collects for the first time entries on all the important composers and performers, and descriptions of their works; a complete listing of all known published ragtime compositions, even those self-published and...

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Science in the Early Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia

The first A–Z resource on the history of science from 1900 to 1950 examining the dynamic between science and the social, political, and cultural forces of the era. • Over 200 A–Z entries on the key scientific discoveries, thinkers, practices, and political and cultural influences of the period • Over 80 photographs of important scientists and events, including Marie Curie at work in the laboratory where she isolated pure Radium, Clar...