The American Revolution : Documents Decoded
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The American Revolution : Documents Decoded

This engaging overview of the American Revolution enables readers to consider and understand history with greater intimacy and accuracy through more than 100 primary documents. • Provides carefully selected key documents that help readers understand the American Revolution—and U.S. history in general • Makes primary source documents more accessible and comprehensible • Includes a concise introduction that summarizes the critical poin...

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary
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Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary

"Contains information about nearly 2,500 holidays, festivals, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances, including popular, secular, and religious celebrations for more than 100 countries and every state of the United States"--Provided by publisher.Contains information about nearly 2,500 holidays, festivals, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances, including popular, secular, and religious celebrations for more th...

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 19: Violence
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 19: Violence

Editors Amy Louise Wood and Charles Reagan Wilson have chosen the most skillful and knowledgeable experts to cover this fascinating topic about the role violence has played in Southern history and culture. All libraries and all readers interested in Southern traditions will welcome this comprehensive collection of splendid articles." --Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Richard J. Milbauer Professor Emeritus, University of Florida and Visiting Sch...

Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science, Vol. 2
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Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science, Vol. 2

The Arabic contribution is fundamental to the history of science, mathematics and technology, but until now no single publication has offered an up-to-date synthesis of knowledge in this area. In three fully-illustrated volumes the Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science documents the history and philosophy of Arabic science from the earliest times to the present day. The set as a whole covers seven centuries. Thirty chapters, ...

Empire in Asia: A New Global History: From Chinggisid to Qing (Volume 1)
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Empire in Asia: A New Global History: From Chinggisid to Qing (Volume 1)

Asia was the principle focus of empire-builders from Alexander and Akbar to Chinggis Khan and Qianlong and yet, until now, there has been no attempt to provide a comprehensive history of empire in the region. Empire in Asia addresses the need for a thorough survey of the topic. Volume I traces the evolution of a constellation of competing empires in Asia from the 13th through to the 18th centuries. It describes the history and charac...

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 15: Urbanization
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 15: Urbanization

A comprehensive, contextual, and up-to-date assessment of urbanization and cities in the South that maintains the high quality of the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture series. The volume will be a valuable resource for scholars and decision-makers throughout the region.--David Goldfield, Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Milestones in Archaeology: A Chronological Encyclopedia
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Milestones in Archaeology: A Chronological Encyclopedia

The history of archaeology leads from the musty collections of dilettante antiquarians to high-tech science. The book identifies three major developmental periods—Birth of Archaeology (16th–18th centuries), Archaeology of Origins and Empires (19th century), and World Archaeology (20th century). An introductory essay acquaints the reader with the essence of the science for each period. The short entries comprising the balance of the b...

Moving Boxes by Air: The Economics of International Air Cargo
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Moving Boxes by Air: The Economics of International Air Cargo

There aren't any books out there that dig as deep and tackle as many subjects in the cargo industry. You can look into so many sources to find so many benchmarks and numbers on the industry's market and operations and you would still not have covered as much ground as this book covers. The book is split nicely into a good structure, the references are recent, and the industry examples and tables covering the major players are well pl...

Collectif, "Dictionnaire des mathématiques : algèbre, analyse, géométrie"
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Dictionnaire des mathématiques : algèbre, analyse, géométrie

Le monde scientifique est de plus en plus imprégné de mathématiques, ou de mathématique - le singulier, rare dans le langage courant, semblant néanmoins préférable. C’est pourquoi cette discipline a pris une place de choix dans l’enseignement : tout élève, au cours de ses études, y est nécessairement confronté. Mais, à la fois valorisée et redoutée, elle garde, au-delà des rudiments dispensés au collège et au lycée, une aura de mystè...

Empire in Asia: A New Global History: The Long Nineteenth Century (Volume 2)
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Empire in Asia: A New Global History: The Long Nineteenth Century (Volume 2)

Asia was the principle focus of empire-builders from Alexander and Akbar to Chinggis Khan and Qianlong and yet, until now, there has been no attempt to provide a comprehensive history of empire in the region. Empire in Asia addresses the need for a thorough survey of the topic. This volume covers the long 19th century, commonly seen in terms of 'high imperialism' and the global projection of Western power. This volume explores the dy...