Download E-books The Encyclopedia Of International Organized Crime (Facts on File Crime Library) PDF

Bound to entertain and tell. "The Encyclopedia of overseas prepared Crime" is the 1st complete connection with prepared crime within the international period and the world's such a lot infamous crime syndicates. no matter if their enterprise is counterfeiting, prostituting, playing, smuggling, extorting, or thieving, this booklet covers all of the significant felony teams, their origins, their practices, and their position within the international underworld in additional than 450 entries. uncovered listed below are Asian gangs resembling the Yakuza, the Triads, and the Tong; the Jamaican Posse of the Caribbean; the drug cartels of South the USA; the Russian Mafia; and different strong international legal leaders. not just is every one of those teams an important legal energy in its domestic territory, yet many have additionally infiltrated the yankee underworld. This interesting examine the world's such a lot energetic foreign criminals will supply hours of informative interpreting for an individual attracted to criminology and arranged crime.

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Download E-books Balloons and Airships: Pocket Encyclopaedia of World Aircraft (Colour) PDF

By Kenneth Munson

It truly is approximately 2 hundred years in view that guy first left the floor and travelled during the air in a motor vehicle of his personal layout. His aerial carriage was once just a frail, paper-covered craft with a burning brazier at its base to supply the recent air that raised it from the floor; yet from such humble beginnings stemmed the foundation that has in view that carried him out to worlds past his own.
After sizzling air got here hydrogen because the lifting medium, and after the unfastened balloon got here the airship, that could be powered and urged in flight. In eighty well-chosen examples this quantity illustrates centuries of development in lighter-than-air flight, from the Montgolfier brothers' unique 'cloud in a paper bag' of 1783 to its present-day counterpart flown via sportsmen in lots of components of the world.
In among lie the well-known, the notorious and the virtually unknown: nice pioneer names like Lebaudy, Charles and Parseval; the large Zeppelin airships that operated the world's first airline providers in 1910-14 prior to their army brethren, these 'monsters of the pink twilight', rained terror on London within the First international conflict; the nice Italian polar airships of the 1920's; the balloon bombs introduced via Japan opposed to the USA in global battle 2; headline-makers just like the Hindenburg and R101; the unsung yet hugely winning blimps of the U.S. army; and lots of more.
The illustrations are by means of Otto Frello and the booklet is edited by way of Kenneth Munson, writer of the Pocket Encyclopaedia of plane sequence. Balloons and Airships is a part of the Blandford color sequence.

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Download E-books Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions PDF

This one-stop reference is an ideal source for somebody attracted to the North and South Poles, even if their curiosity pertains to historical past, flora and fauna, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

• 2 volumes

• Introduces usual phenomena and wildlife came across on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present matters concerning weather switch and its influence at the polar regions

• Furnishes scholars with an knowing of territorial claims and political concerns surrounding the North and South Poles

• comprises cross-references to permit readers to attract connections among topics

• bargains additional readings on the finish of every access in addition to a consultant to similar issues to stimulate pupil study

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Geomorphology PDF

Geomorphology, the self-discipline which analyzes the historical past and nature of the earth's floor, offers with the landforms produced by means of erosion, weathering, deposition, shipping and tectonic procedures. In fresh a long time there were significant advancements within the self-discipline and those are mirrored during this significant Encyclopedia, the 1st such reference paintings within the box to be released for thirty-five years.

Encyclopedia of Geomorphology has been produced in organization with the foreign organization of Geomorphologists (IAG) and has a really international point of view. The entries were written by way of a global editorial crew of individuals, drawn from over thirty international locations, who're all one of the best specialists within the discipline.

In lavishly illustrated volumes, Encyclopedia includes approximately seven hundred alphabetically geared up entries to supply a complete consultant either to precise landforms and to the main different types of geomorphological procedures that create them. The Encyclopedia additionally demonstrates the most important advancements that experience taken position lately in our wisdom of tectonic and climatic adjustments and within the use of latest suggestions comparable to modelling, distant sensing and approach size. Older ideas, although, aren't forgotten and supply an old point of view at the improvement of principles. either available and authoritative, Encyclopedia of Geomorphology is destined to turn into the definitive source for college kids, researchers and utilized practitioners within the box of geomorphology and the cognate disciplines of geography, earth technological know-how, sedimentology and environmental technological know-how.

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Download E-books Routledge Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals and Festivals (Religion and Society) PDF

Many rituals and gala's happen in public, that means that such expressions of religion are societal in addition to person different types of human behaviour. The similarity within the normal styles of rituals and fairs throughout cultures and religions is outstanding. for instance, such a lot cultures and religions mark significant life-course transitions resembling delivery, marriage, and loss of life with public ritual expressions, and diverse fairs are tied to food-producing actions similar to planting and harvesting. the place religions and societies fluctuate is within the meanings linked to ritual behaviour and the explicit kinds these behaviours take.

The Encyclopedia of spiritual Rites, Rituals and Festivals explores this advanced subject via articles protecting the subsequent common different types of information:

  • general thoughts and concepts comparable to communitas, inversion, purity and toxins, and pilgrimages
  • major sorts of ritual and competition similar to rites of passage, devotional rites, sacrifice, calendrical rites, carnival, and fasting
  • religious rites and gala's of significant religions, together with Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Catholicism and Judaism
  • rites and fairs in cultural areas equivalent to China, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Pacific islands
  • life-cycle rites, together with these linked to start, coming of age, marriage and death
  • specific rites and fairs, comparable to Divali, Easter, Ramadan, snake dealing with and Yom Kippur.

The Encyclopedia of non secular Rites, Rituals, and Festivals comprises one hundred thirty entries contributed and signed by means of students from overseas universities and institutes, with services in such fields as Asian and Pacific reviews, archaeology, conversation stories, cultural anthropology, cultural reports, foreign reports, philosophy, mental anthropology, spiritual reviews, social anthropology, sociology and theology.

An exceptional source, this new encyclopedia presents in-depth insurance of an enormous array of globally practices with entries that draw at the most recent study to be had, delivering clean insights whereas holding a reference to tested scholarship. The cross-cultural insurance might help foster interfaith knowing in addition to current and clarify unexpected behaviours and rituals.

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Download E-books Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, Volumes 1-5 (2nd Edition) PDF

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and way of life (5 Volumes Set) second Edition

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and lifestyle covers cultural teams in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. 5 volumes, prepared for fast reference by way of continent, conceal background, politics, customs, faith, schooling, human rights matters, teenager lifestyles and lots more and plenty extra for tradition teams similar to Kurds, Amish, Germans and greater than 500 others.

Each - to six-page access is written and reviewed through topic specialists who've in-depth wisdom of a specific global tradition and the ability to translate their wisdom int phrases that scholars can comprehend. The Encyclopedia additionally offers scholars a visible studying event with greater than 250 photos. And, a word list of phrases bargains speedy reference for tricky or overseas terms.


"The actual energy of the sequence is the specificity with which every tradition is tested. A well-organized, easy-to-use study tool." --School Library magazine, February 2010
— Jennifer Prince

"…emphasis the following leans towards the geographic, with a pointy specialize in capitals, nationwide barriers, and average assets. A valuable buy for big public libraries."
— Library magazine

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Download E-books Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer: A Practical Guide to Writing and Sequencing for the Studio Orchestra PDF

By Andrea Pejrolo, Richard DeRosa

Get whole counsel on either conventional orchestration and glossy creation thoughts with this designated e-book. With potent reasons and transparent illustrations, you are going to the way to combine the normal method of orchestration with the trendy sequencing concepts and instruments on hand. you can find the best way to bridge the 2 techniques so one can improve your ultimate production.

The accompanying CD contains a entire and big variety of examples, templates and sounds to permit you to listen to the innovations in the book.

By masking either techniques, this publication presents a complete and good studying event that would increase your talents and turn out super aggressive within the song construction enterprise.

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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts) PDF

As soon as upon a time all literature used to be myth, set in a legendary prior whilst magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an energetic hand in earthly affairs. because the legendary prior was once displaced in Western estimation by means of the heritage and novelists grew to become more and more preoccupied with the current, fable was once briefly marginalized till the overdue twentieth century, whilst it loved a extraordinary resurgence in each stratum of the literary marketplace.

Stableford presents a useful consultant to this series of occasions and to the present kingdom of the sector. The chronology tracks the evolution of delusion from the origins of literature to the twenty first century. The advent explains the character of the impulses growing and shaping fable literature, the issues of its definition and the explanations for its altering ancient fortunes. The dictionary contains cross-referenced entries on greater than seven hundred authors, ranging around the whole ancient spectrum, whereas greater than two hundred different entries describe the fable subgenres, key photos in fable literature, technical phrases utilized in fable feedback, and the in detail convoluted dating among literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and way of life fantasies. The ebook concludes with an in depth bibliography that levels from normal textbooks and really expert money owed of the historical past and scholarship of fable literature, via bibliographies and money owed of the delusion literature of other countries, to person writer reviews and important web pages.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Indians PDF

Until the final centuries, the human landscapes of the good Plains have been formed exclusively via local americans, and because then the area has persisted to be outlined by way of the iconic presence of its Indigenous peoples. The Encyclopedia of the nice Plains Indians bargains a sweeping evaluation, throughout time and house, of this tale in 123 entries drawn from the acclaimed Encyclopedia of the nice Plains, including 23 new entries concentrating on modern Plains Indians, and lots of new photographs.
Here are the peoples, locations, methods, and occasions that experience formed lives of the Indians of the good Plains from the beginnings of human habitation to the present—not in basic terms yesterday’s wars, treaties, and traditions but in addition today’s tribal schools, casinos, and criminal battles. as well as entries on popular names from the earlier like Sitting Bull and loopy Horse, new entries on modern figures similar to American Indian stream religious chief Leonard Crow puppy and activists Russell potential and Leonard Peltier are incorporated within the quantity. Influential author Vine Deloria Sr., Crow medication girl beautiful safeguard, Nakota blues-rock band Indigenous, and the Nebraska Indians baseball workforce also are one of the entries during this finished account. somebody desirous to learn about Plains Indians, earlier and current, will locate this an authoritative and engaging source.

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Download E-books Globalization: Encyclopedia of Trade, Labor, and Politics (2 vol. set) PDF

This paintings is a entire selection of state-of-the-art scholarship at the fiscal, foreign enterprise, political, criminal, and environmental ramifications of globalization―one of the most well liked subject matters of the day.

• a hundred A–Z entries masking the foremost problems with globalization

• Reproduces the founding records for the area alternate association and different foreign alternate organizations

• Maps of exchange blocs and neighborhood companies equivalent to the ecu Union, organization of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN), and Mercado Común del Sur (MERCOSUR)

• Charts, figures, and graphs illustrating information traits and statistical information

• comprises contributions from greater than a hundred experts in economics, legislations, company, and different appropriate fields

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