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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Social, Cultural, and

Alcohol intake is going to the very roots of approximately all human societies. varied international locations and areas became linked to different types of alcohol, for example, the “beer culture” of Germany, the “wine culture” of France, Japan and saki, Russia and vodka, the Caribbean and rum, or the “moonshine culture” of Appalachia. Wine is utilized in spiritual rituals, and toasts are used to seal company bargains or to rejoice marriages and country dinners. despite the fact that, our relation with alcohol is one in every of love/hate. We additionally keep watch over it and tax it, we cross legislation approximately while and the place it’s acceptable, we crack down significantly on inebriated using, and the us and different international locations attempted the failed “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition.
While there are numerous encyclopedias on alcohol, approximately all technique it as a substance of abuse, taking a scientific, scientific viewpoint (alcohol, alcoholism, and treatment). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Alcohol examines the background of alcohol around the world and is going past the historic lens to ascertain alcohol as a cultural and social phenomenon, as well—both for stable and for ill—from the earliest days of humankind.

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Encyclopedia of Soil Science by Randy A. Dahlgren, Felipe Macías, Marta Camps Arbestain

By Randy A. Dahlgren, Felipe Macías, Marta Camps Arbestain (auth.), Ward Chesworth (eds.)

Soils lengthy were taken with no consideration being so usual and missing usually amazing gains. in spite of the fact that, soil is among the most complicated media in the world, important for the biogeosphere and human civilization. With elevated utilization of soil for international meals construction, development fabrics, waste repositories, and so on knowledge has grown for the necessity of higher international realizing of soil and its strategies.

The Encyclopedia of Soil technological know-how offers a accomplished, alphabetical therapy of simple soil technological know-how in one quantity. It constitutes a panoramic and authorative choice of approximately a hundred and sixty educational articles overlaying the salient elements of soil physics, chemistry, biology, fertility, know-how, genesis, morphology, type and geomorphology.

The longer articles through major gurus from all over the world are being supplemented by means of ca 430 definitions of universal phrases in soil sciences. it's going to be emphasised notwithstanding that the quantity isn't really a dictionary yet represents a compendium of knowledge.

Graduate scholars, scientists and execs, from a large choice of disciplines and others who care for the character, techniques and use of soil may have entry to crucial details and be directed to pertinent really expert literature.

The Editor:
Ward Chesworth is Professor Emeritus of Geochemistry on the collage of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He co-edited Weathering, Soils and Paleosols, and 3 volumes of the once a year Hammond Lecture sequence broadcast partly by way of the Canadian Broadcasting company: Malthus and the 3rd Millennium, Sustainable improvement, and The Human Ecological Footprint. He co-wrote views on Canadian Geology. In 2003 he got the Halbouty Prize of the Geological Society of the USA, of which he's a Fellow.

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Encyclopedia of Abortion in the United States, 2nd edition by Jr. Louis J. Palmer, Xueyan Z. Palmer

By Jr. Louis J. Palmer, Xueyan Z. Palmer

This now revised and up-to-date encyclopedia comprehensively covers abortion from the founding of the kingdom via 2007. because the e-book of the 1st variation, the very best court docket has issued a few vital evaluations on abortion, equivalent to the approval of a federal ban on partial-birth abortion in Gonzales v. Carhart. in addition to new entries on those occasions and different subject matters, the second one version is additionally more advantageous by means of greater than forty pictures and greater than three hundred charts and graphs.The roles of the ideally suited court docket and different judicial and legislative our bodies are lined in nice element. Entries specialise in the balloting place taken by means of each preferrred court docket justice who has ever participated in an abortion determination; give you the real abortion legislation of every country; and summarize person statutes to assist nonspecialist readers comprehend the legislation. Many entries concentrate on the social, non secular, or ethical arguments surrounding abortion and establish and describe the best pro-life and pro-choice abortion corporations. There are entries summarizing the key lawful or illegal actions that experience happened in help or protest of abortion. scientific concerns with regards to abortion are totally lined: smooth contraceptive units, assorted equipment of abortion, the gestational improvement of the human fetus, embryonic cloning, assisted reproductive expertise, surrogacy, and embryonic/fetal stem mobilephone examine.

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Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States (5th editon, by Susan B. Gall, Jane Hoehner, Timothy L. Gall

By Susan B. Gall, Jane Hoehner, Timothy L. Gall

Now heart tuition and highschool scholars have an encyclopedia that offers all of them the evidence and info on each country within the united states, together with the District of Columbia and U.S. dependencies. Alphabetically prepared entries function constant subheadings for every kingdom so scholars can quick locate comparative details. An index of individuals, locations and topics makes searches effortless, and assets for extra learn offers scholars with your next step to benefit extra. listed below are the various student-friendly positive aspects you will discover: forty constant subheads divide each one essay to make info effortless to discover and inspire comparisons among states A map of the U.S. and kingdom flags on colour finish sheets 50 maps inside of textual content nearly 250 photographs depict the nation and the folk Illustrations of flags and seals accompany entries thesaurus makes tricky or strange phrases comprehensible A desk directory all earlier governors of the country 1998 election info Updates to monetary and inhabitants details websites integrated within the bibliographies (20050301)

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Dieux et héros de l'Antiquité - Toute la mythologie grecque by Odile Gandon

By Odile Gandon

D'Achille à Zeus en passant par Héraclès, Jason, Médée ou bien encore Ulysse, ce dictionnaire présente les principales divinités grecques et latines par ordre alphabétique. Chaque observe se présente comme un véritable récit available aux jeunes lecteurs : des renvois, des index et des cartes en facilitent l. a. session.

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