The Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History by Nancy Frazier

By Nancy Frazier

A refreshingly new interdisciplinary method of paintings and artists from precedent days to today

In music with the troubles of up to date scholars and students, The Penguin Concise Dictionary of artwork History attracts on literature, background, psychology, geography, economics, and different disciplines to set key creative advances of their cultural context. greater than 1500 entries distill present scholarly findings in an enticing nonacademic voice. They surround artists and theorists from Alberti to Judy Chicago to Zubarn; sessions, kinds, and activities from summary expressionism to social realism; innovations and phrases from motion portray to x-radiography. transparent, cohesive, hugely readable--and thoroughly cross-referenced, and with an in depth index--this is the hot new release reference paintings scholars, artwork buffs, and artwork browsers were expecting.

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Identification of Vegetable Fibres by Dorothy Catling, John Grayson

By Dorothy Catling, John Grayson

This entire useful advisor to the identity of vegetable fibres might be of use to forensic scientists, archaeologists, conservators of antiquities, botanists and any others who have to establish plant fibres. It offers the microscopical features of ten of the main well-known advertisement fibres (Flax, Hemp,Sunn hemp,Ramie, Jute, Kenaf, Roselle, Sisal, Abaca [Manilla hemp]), and describes intimately beneficial properties, that are necessary for picking fibre cells.

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Twentieth-Century War and Conflict: A Concise Encyclopedia by Gordon Martel

By Gordon Martel

Drawn from the award-winning 5-volume Encyclopedia of War, this worthy, one-volume reference presents readers with crucial details at the conflicts and ideas that formed worldwide war within the twentieth-century and as much as the current day.

  • Provides crucial insurance of twentieth-century conflict around the world
  • Incorporates entries on all significant wars, conflicts and ideas within the learn of struggle through the period
  • Features special insurance of the 1st and moment international Wars, in addition to conflicts together with the Russo-Japanese conflict, the Greco-Turkish conflict, the Falklands clash, the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, the Gulf Wars, the conflict opposed to Terrorism, and the Somalian Civil War
  • Covers issues together with chemical conflict, ethnic detoxification, mental struggle, and girls and war
  • Creates an affordable and convenient own reference for college students of recent and modern historical past, expert students, and army historical past enthusiasts
  • Comprises authoritative, updated content material - each one access starting from 1,000 to 6,000 phrases - written by way of the easiest overseas scholars

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On sacrifice by Moshe Halbertal

By Moshe Halbertal

The concept and perform of sacrifice play a profound position in faith, ethics, and politics. during this short ebook, thinker Moshe Halbertal explores the which means and implications of sacrifice, constructing a idea of sacrifice as an delivering and studying the connection among sacrifice, ritual, violence, and love. On Sacrifice additionally seems on the position of self-sacrifice inside moral existence and on the complicated position of sacrifice as either a noble and damaging political ideal.

within the non secular area, Halbertal argues, sacrifice is an providing, a present given within the context of a hierarchical courting. As such it truly is liable to rejection, a trauma on the root of either ritual and violence. An providing is additionally an ambiguous gesture torn among a real expression of gratitude and love and an device of trade, a rigidity that haunts the perform of sacrifice.

within the ethical and political domain names, sacrifice is tied to the belief of self-transcendence, within which anyone sacrifices his or her self-interest for the sake of upper values and commitments. whereas self-sacrifice has nice strength ethical worth, it might even be used to justify the main brutal acts. Halbertal makes an attempt to solve the connection among self-sacrifice and violence, arguing that faulty self-sacrifice is much extra not easy than exaggerated self-love. In his exploration of the confident and destructive dimensions of self-sacrifice, Halbertal additionally addresses the position of prior sacrifice in obligating destiny generations and in making a bond for political institutions, and considers the functionality of the fashionable country as a sacrificial community.

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Corporate Portals and eBusiness Integration by Mark Davydov

By Mark Davydov

Supply clients, consumers, and coworkers more straightforward entry in your organization's details and companies The e-business setting is a tangle of disconnected and sometimes incompatible information resources and functions. present day most well liked company instruments -- company portals--make it more uncomplicated to navigate that maze. company Portals and e-Business Integration explains what portals are, and the way you could seamlessly combine them into your corporation's e-business infrastructure. You know about integration recommendations built at businesses reminiscent of Dell, Cisco, and Broderbund software program. Like those modern organisations, you could practice company portals to chop expenditures, increase enterprise intelligence, improve net entry, elevate defense, offer higher, quicker customer support on-line, and extra. glance to this concise-yet-comprehensive advisor to figure out easy methods to: *Better comprehend --and manage--the e-business wishes of each consumer *Provide greater, quicker on-line customer support whereas expanding online safeguard *Structure your applied sciences to completely take advantage of the realm of e-business possibilities *Transform your company -- and identify a robust, versatile, and innovative e-business approach

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Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature: by Robert Thomas Lambdin, Laura Lambdin

By Robert Thomas Lambdin, Laura Lambdin

As somebody with a powerful curiosity in Western medieval literature yet event in Asia, I wasn't definite what to anticipate whilst I borrowed this booklet from a pal. Frankly, i used to be a piece skeptical that the publication will be as entire as claimed. yet i used to be highly happy to work out the breadth of the entries. there has been even a bit on medieval Mongolian literature, which was once a truly great surprise!I came across it interesting to check literature from an identical period in such a lot of various nations and areas. As a westerner, it truly is transparent to me how very important medieval literature is to our cultural culture; this publication allowed me to gauge the significance for different areas to boot. this type of multi-cultural competence is uncommon these days and the authors can be recommended for tackling this kind of wide diversity of texts.

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The Encyclopedia Of American Business History (Almanacs of by Charles R Geisst

By Charles R Geisst

This two-volume, A-to-Z encyclopedia offers precise insurance of America's company historical past, from the Hudson fur alternate to the web. greater than four hundred full of life, informative entries profile company titans and tycoons, Wall highway wizards, leaders, and significant occasions and associations of yankee enterprise - spanning the interval after American independence to the current day. every one access is followed via a quick bibliography and is cross-referenced to comparable entries, permitting readers to pursue the subject extra. An creation bargains a normal account of the subject, and a chronology is helping readers position occasions into old context. chosen fundamental files, a normal bibliography, and an index around out this crucial reference. Entries comprise American phone & Telegraph; Warren Buffett; the pc undefined; Walt Disney; Thomas Alva Edison; Henry Ford; normal electrical Co.; Howard Hughes, Jr.; foreign enterprise Machines; Steven Jobs; Lehman Brothers; the movie undefined; the recent York inventory alternate; place of work machines; Pan American airways; rail-roads; John D. Rockefeller; Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Sears, Roebuck & Co.; slavery; Martha Stewart; the telegraph; United motor vehicle employees; Cornelius Vanderbilt; Eli Whitney; and extra.

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Music business: the key concepts by Richard Strasser

By Richard Strasser

Track enterprise: the main recommendations is a complete consultant to the terminology known within the tune enterprise at the present time. It embraces definitions from a few correct fields, including:
- basic business;
- marketing;
- e-commerce;
- highbrow estate law;
- economics;
- entrepreneurship.
In an available A-Z layout and entirely cross-referenced all through, this ebook is vital studying for song company scholars in addition to these drawn to the tune undefined.

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Opera Coaching: Professional Techniques and Considerations by Alan Montgomery

By Alan Montgomery

Opera training is the 1st functional consultant for pianists, singers, and opera manufacturers to this important--and frequently neglected--career. The opera trainer is a instructor who is helping singers not just meet the actual and vocal calls for of a rating, but--like the dramatic coach--shapes their complete functionality. The opera trainer should have a large wisdom, from an entire figuring out of human physiognomy and the human voice, to the various languages utilized in Western vocal song, to the complete expanse of the opera repertoire, from its roots in seventeenth century sung drama via latest latest compositions. Opera training covers all of those issues and extra, making it the appropriate source for someone attracted to this attention-grabbing profession.

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