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Download Encyclopedia of Flight, Volumes 1-3 by Tracy Irons-Georges PDF

By Tracy Irons-Georges

This set offers an impressively large variety of knowledge on greater than three hundred medical and ancient subject matters with regards to the sphere of aviation. cognizance is given to all different types and kinds of civil and army airplane, ideas of aerodynamics, and mechanical and technical points of flying. along with traditional themes one may go together with a source dedicated to flight and aviation, a few unforeseen entries, absolute to pique the reader, comprise Animal flight, luggage dealing with and laws, Bermuda Triangle, Paper airplanes, "Vomit Comet," Whirly-Girls, and Wing-walking. suitable biographies of pioneers in aviation and profiles of significant airways are integrated. info is present via September 2001.

Alphabetically prepared entries--varying in size from numerous paragraphs to numerous pages--begin with a short definition of the subject and its importance to aviation, with dates provided whilst appropriate. All entries are signed and followed through annotated bibliographies and cross-references. each one quantity has an inventory of issues present in that individual quantity and set indexes, one alphabetical and one who teams entries by means of class. quantity three features a plethora of supplemental info, together with a bibliography; a listing of websites; directories of North American flight faculties, education facilities, and museums; and lists of overseas airports, schedule carriers, and aircraft varieties. time traces list occasions in aviation background and air mess ups from 1785 to 2001.

This complete reference resource will be a useful addition to public and educational libraries. excessive faculties may possibly give some thought to it, reckoning on their curricular wishes and budgetary restraints.

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Download Toys and American Culture: An Encyclopedia by Sharon M. Scott PDF

By Sharon M. Scott

From the origins of favourite playthings to their institutions with occasions and actions, the learn of a nation's toys finds the hopes, pursuits, values, and priorities of its humans. Toys have stimulated the technological know-how, artwork, and faith of the us, and feature contributed to the advance of industrial, politics, and drugs. Toys and American tradition: An Encyclopedia files America's transferring cultural values as they're embedded inside of and transmitted through the nation's favourite playthings. Alphabetically prepared entries hint advancements in toy making and toy advertising and marketing around the evolving panorama of 20th-century the United States. as well as discussing the heritage of America's so much influential toys, the publication includes particular entries at the participants, organisations, businesses, and guides that gave form to America's tradition of play from 1900 to 2000. Toys from the 2 many years that body the 20 th century also are incorporated, as bridges to the attention-grabbing past—and the inspiring future—of American toys.

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Download Encyclopedia of Creativity, Two-Volume Set, Second Edition by Mark A. Runco PDF

By Mark A. Runco

This variation of the profitable Encyclopedia of Creativity served to set up the examine of creativity as a box in itself. Now thoroughly up-to-date and revised in a 2e, insurance encompasses the definition of creativity, the advance and expression of creativity around the lifespan, the environmental stipulations that motivate or discourage creativity, creativity inside of particular inventive disciplines, the connection of creativity and psychological health and wellbeing, intelligence, and studying kinds, and the method of being inventive. on hand on-line through ScienceDirect and in restricted print liberate.

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Download Arts and Humanities through the Eras: The Age of the Baroque by Philip Soergel PDF

By Philip Soergel

Profiling milestones and events within the arts, literature, track and faith from a particular interval, each one quantity during this set is helping scholars and researchers comprehend a few of the disciplines of the arts in terms of one another, in addition to to background and tradition. an outline of the interval and a chronology of significant international occasions commence each one quantity. 9 chapters persist with overlaying the main branches of the arts: structure and layout, dance, style, literature, tune, philosophy, faith, theater and visible arts. Chapters commence with a chronology of significant occasions in the self-discipline via articles protecting the pursuits, faculties of concept and masterworks that represent the self-discipline throughout the period and biographical profiles of pioneers, masters and different admired figures within the box. Chapters additionally contain major basic files from the interval, together with quotations, excerpts from artists approximately their paintings and/or commentaries/criticism released through the interval, and an inventory of basic references for extra info.

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Download Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia: A comprehensive and by Patrick Moore PDF

By Patrick Moore

The hot Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia is among the such a lot complete, authoritative and available books on astronomy. in additional than 3000 alphabetically prepared articles and over 500 images and diagrams, it covers every little thing and everybody from the Anglo-Australian Observatory to Fritz Zwicky. Its 464 pages comprise a bunch of significant articles on topics corresponding to our Galaxy, the sunlight and planets, optical and radio telescopes, stars, black holes, astrophysics, observatories, astronomical images, house programmes, the constellations and well-known astronomers. assisting those articles are shorter entries on planetary gains and satellites, asteroids, observational recommendations, comets, satellite tv for pc launchers, meteros, and matters as assorted as lifestyles within the Universe and the constitution of meteorites. rankings of tables checklist the brightest stars within the significant constellations, annual meteor showers, significant variable stars, dwarf stars, strength creation techniques within the sunlight, and different proper information. Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia is written via greater than a hundred major astronomers from the world's universities and observatories, every one knowledgeable in a really good box of information. they've got produced an up to date and trustworthy renowned reference paintings for 2001 and past.

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