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The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries

"With over a million words and more than one thousand entries, this latest edition of The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries may well evolve into becoming the most important reference book in anyone's library. . . . Ever since its first publication, The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries has oft been referred to as the ultimate, authoritative reference with regards the study of world poetry. With a menagerie of terms, concepts, s...

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Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity

Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity is the first encyclopedia to reflect the changes in the mission of human services professionals as they face today’s increasingly diverse service population. Diversity encompasses a broad range of human differences, including differences in ability and disability, age, education level, ethnicity, gender, geographic origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and values. Unde...

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Pennsylvania Germans : An Interpretive Encyclopedia

"This book is a tour de force of Pennsylvania German history, language, and culture and points to many directions for future reserach... Considering the disciplinary breadth, array of methodological approaches, and theoretical foundations, this volume should succeed in starting important dialogues." "Everything about this anthology treating the numerous facets of Pennsylvania German studies is encyclopedic, comprehensive, multidiscip...

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Encyclopedia of Archival Science

Compiled by Duranti and Franks, this rare offering—there are few archives-specific encyclopedias; archival matters are most often covered in broader library and information works—comprises 154 entries, each of which concludes with a useful descriptive and prescriptive keywords list and a bibliography. Contributors represent a number of countries, and it should be noted that the work treats records and records management as a subset o...

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Webster's Armenian - English Thesaurus Dictionary

If you are learning Armenian, this book was not created for you, and you should not purchase it. It was created for completely fluent mother-tongue speakers of Armenian who already know the full meaning of Armenian words, but who need to learn how a single English translation of a Armenian word may have ambiguous meanings in the English language. It is designed for bi-lingual education for the non-English reader who wants to improve ...

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International Security and the United States: An Encyclopedia

"This work offers 48 entries profiling individual countries or, in two cases, groups of countries. The theme running through each profile is human security, defined as the protection of individuals. Each entry is an analytical narrative discussing the various internal and external threats to human security in a particular nation. . . . This will be a useful work for large academic and research libraries and specialized international ...

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Encyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s

"fascinating...thorough and comprehensive research. Both engrossing and informative"--Against the Grain; "fascinating...a history of psychiatry, as seen through the eyes of a sociologist who has researched primary sources extensively and parlayed that data into highly readable, sometimes even poetic, prose. Everything is interesting...this book contains many fascinating factoids"--Metapsychology Online Reviews; "essays are descriptiv...

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The Marino Mission: One Girl. One Mission. One Thousand Words.

An excellent idea for a book-- write a short novel aimed at teens that contains one thousand SAT vocabulary words. Pick a subject that will probably resound with the teen population and run with it. Granted, your language is going to be a bit highbrow, but that's the whole purpose of the thing, right? Chapman comes pretty close to getting it right. The target audience will not be the wiser when she stumbles a bit trying to fit one of...

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (3rd edition)

I am not the biggest fan of ancient Egypt, preferring their Assyrian and Hittite neighbors, but this book is very useful for anyone with an interest in the pre-Classical world. It appears to be well-researched (even if not up to academic level, as the other reviewers made plain) and is very thorough in its coverage of the life and times of the Egyptians. Included are short bios of all the pharaohs and many of the queens of Egypt, as ...

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A Multilingual Dictionary of Maxims and Proverbs

This collection contains 300 Greek maxims and proverbs accompanied by their counterparts in eight European languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, and Russian. The introduction relates the history, the origin, and the importance of proverbs; it also includes a short chapter on the use of proverbs in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Modern Greek literature. This book is a useful companion bo...