Covering all facets of delivery phenomena at the nano- and micro-scale, this encyclopedia good points over 750 entries in 3 alphabetically-arranged volumes together with the main updated study, insights, and utilized innovations throughout all components. assurance comprises electric double-layers, optofluidics, DNC lab-on-a-chip, nanosensors, and more.
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Greater than part a century after the beginning of rock, the musical style that started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now said as America's-and the world's-most renowned and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to a number of generations' worthy of heritage. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock song has been an indisputable strength in either reflecting and shaping our cultural panorama. Icons of Rock deals a brilliant evaluation of rock's pervasive position in modern society by way of profiling the lives and paintings of the music's so much mythical artists.
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The Encyclopedia of Political verbal exchange discusses the most important theoretical techniques to the sphere, together with direct and restricted results theories, agenda-setting theories, sociological theories, framing and priming theories, and different earlier and current conceptualizations. With approximately six hundred entries, this source will pay significant awareness to big political messages reminiscent of political speeches, televised political ads, political posters and print advertisements, televised political debates, and websites. The audiences for political communications also are imperative, necessitating focus on citizen reactions to political messages, how most of the people and citizens in democratic platforms reply to political messages, and the results of every kind of media and message forms.
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A significant reference paintings at the scale of MITECS (The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences), The MIT Encyclopedia of verbal exchange issues turns into the traditional reference during this box for either examine and medical use. It deals nearly two hundred special entries, protecting the full variety of verbal exchange and speech problems in young ones and adults, from simple technology to scientific diagnosis.MITECD is split into 4 sections that replicate the normal different types in the box (also referred to as speech-language pathology and audiology): Voice, Speech, Language, and listening to. inside of each one class, entries are equipped into 3 subsections: simple technology, issues, and scientific administration. easy technological know-how comprises appropriate info on common anatomy and body structure, physics, psychology and psychophysics, and linguistics; this gives a systematic starting place for entries within the different subsections. The entries that seem less than issues supply info at the definition and characterization of particular problems, and instruments for his or her id and review. The scientific administration subsection describes applicable interventions, together with behavioral, pharmacological, surgical, and prosthetic.Because the method of conversation issues may be very varied for kids and adults, many themes contain separate entries reflecting this. even if a few problems which are first clinically determined in early life may possibly persist in a few shape all through maturity, many problems could have an onset in both adolescence or maturity, and the timing of onset could have many implications for either evaluation and intervention.Topics coated in MITECD comprise cochlear implants for kids and adults, pitch conception, tinnitus, alaryngeal voice and speech rehabilitation, neural mechanisms of vocalization, holistic voice remedy suggestions, computer-based methods to children?s speech and language issues, neurogenic mutism, neighborhood dialect, agrammatism, international aphasia, and psychosocial difficulties linked to communicative disorders.
Ezra Pound eternally replaced the process poetry. the writer of an enormous physique of literature, his huge, immense diversity of references and use of a number of languages make him essentially the most imprecise authors and―because of his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity―one of the main arguable. This encyclopedia is a concise but entire consultant to his lifestyles and writings. incorporated are greater than 250 alphabetically prepared entries on such issues as Arabic background, chinese language translation, dance, Hilda Doolittle, Egyptian literature, Robert Frost, and Pound's guides. The entries are written through approximately a hundred specialist individuals and cite works for extra reading.
Ezra Pound endlessly replaced the process poetry. His mammoth physique of poetry and significant works make him one of many twentieth century's so much prolific writers, and his impact has formed later poets, nice and small. His huge, immense diversity of references, planned obscurity, and use of a number of languages make him the most tough authors and― due to his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity―one of the main arguable figures in American literary background. This encyclopedia is a concise but entire consultant to his lifestyles and writings.
This moment version of the 1990 Library magazine "Best Reference" booklet, 4 years within the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the 1st edition's entries to 30,000, protecting geographical positive aspects, ancient occasions, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, medical stations, travel operators, clinical phrases, birds, animals, bugs, vegetation, goods of normal curiosity and lots more and plenty extra. "Antarctica" is outlined as all land and water south of 60°S. details for geographical positive aspects is drawn basically from nationwide gazetteers, either present and previous, and isn't constrained to English-language resources. huge cross-referencing simplifies the continent's usually bewildering nomenclature--geographical good points' names, for instance, may well fluctuate generally from one nationwide gazetteer to the following, and are additional advanced via having been named and renamed a number of occasions, and in lots of languages, over the years. All linguistic diversifications of placenames are incorporated and cross-referenced.
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BRILL S NEW PAULY is the English version of the authoritative DER NEUE PAULY, released through Verlag J.B. Metzler in view that 1996. The encyclopaedic insurance and excessive educational commonplace of the paintings, the interdisciplinary and modern procedure and transparent and available presentation have made the recent PAULY the unrivalled smooth reference paintings for the traditional global. Fifteen volumes ("Antiquity," 1-15) of BRILL S NEW PAULY are dedicated to Greco-Roman antiquity and canopy greater than thousand years of background, starting from the second one millennium BC to early medieval Europe. designated emphasis is given to the interplay among Greco-Roman tradition at the one hand, and Semitic, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic tradition, and old Judaism, Christianity, and Islam however. 5 volumes ("Classical Tradition," I-V) are uniquely inquisitive about the lengthy and influential aftermath of antiquity and the method of constant reinterpretation and revaluation of the traditional background, together with the heritage of classical scholarship. BRILL S NEW PAULY offers the present country of conventional and new parts of study and brings jointly expert wisdom from best students from around the world. Many entries are elucidated with maps and illustrations and the English variation will comprise up to date bibliographic references."
"Encyclopedia of Hinduism" explores a faith that emerged from prehistory and lives at the present time in miraculous style. delivering nearly seven-hundred A-to-Z entries, this available encyclopedia specializes in the main major teams inside this faith, noteworthy lecturers and their contributions, the religions and cultural events that enriched its background, and the diaspora of Hindu inspiration and perform all over the world. significant spiritual traditions that sprang from Hindu impact, Jainism and Sikhism, even have many similar entries. Entries contain: Ancestor worship, Ayodhya, Ayurveda, Benares, Bhagavad Gita, Brahman, Caste, Christian-Hindu family members, Divali, Durga, Ellora, Funeral rites, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Hindu nationalism, Indus Valley Civilization, Kama Sutra, Meditation, Mirabai, R.K. Narayan, New moon/full moon ceremonies, Om, Puja, Reincarnation/rebirth, Sacred thread, Sadhu, Sikhism, Rabindranath Tagore, Theosophical Society, Untouchability, Vegetarianism, Vishnu, global Parliament of Religions, and extra.