An Encyclopedia of Quotations About Music by Nat Shapiro (auth.), Nat Shapiro (eds.)

By Nat Shapiro (auth.), Nat Shapiro (eds.)

Writing approximately music-about what it's and what it means-is such as describing the act of affection. in some way, the relief of the adventure to an unblushingly specific exposition of the way, the place, while, and why who does what to whom, from prelude to resolu­ tion, loses every thing within the translation. the opposite severe, the only in which the author, in desperation, motels to metaphor (with or with out advantage of meter and rhyme), ordinarilly leads to im­ agery that's banal, vulgar, inane, imprecise, pretentious, and customarily insufferably romantic. to accomplish reliable and exact writing approximately song is as infrequent an accomplishment as specialist wine-tasting, lion-taming, diamond-cut­ ting, truffie-finding and (if one simply occurs to be an unconverted Mohican courageous) deer-tracking. in basic terms the intuitive, the natural, the sensual, and the intrepid desire follow. specialist musicians usually facts a hard and fast tendency both to rudely forget about otherwise to actively despise these folks who bravely attempt to comprehend, outline, and describe their paintings. To many composers and instrumentalists, these outsiders (nonmusicians) who've the temerity to debate whatever extra summary than the electronic dexterity of a fiddler, the actual vainness of a conductor, or the salary scales for extra time recording periods are judged helpful simply of contempt or-at the most-patronizing tolerance. "Music capability itself," insists one of many individuals to the gathering that follows, and lots of practitioners of the paintings of organ­ ized sound would favor to go away it at that.

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Encyclopedia of the United Nations (2nd Edition) (Facts on by Jerry Pubantz, John Allphin Moore Jr.

By Jerry Pubantz, John Allphin Moore Jr.

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Encyclopedia of the United international locations has grown through approximately 50 percentage over the dimensions of the 1st version. it's geared up within the similar normal demeanour. An creation provides a short heritage of the UN, and an acronyms checklist bargains welcome reduction to an individual trying to decipher the myriad of UN organisation abbreviations. the most A–Z entries stick to. UN member international locations don't obtain person articles until a few peacekeeping or different major motion has happened within the heritage of the UN to warrant a piece of writing. New entries comprise extra biographies and subject matters equivalent to African Union, Darfur, and SARS. lots of the greater than 500 entries are longer explanatory essays, notwithstanding a number of include short paragraphs. Appendixes comprise the constitution of the UN, the common statement of Human Rights, an inventory of member states as of March 2008, a listing of secretaries-general of the UN, Statute of the overseas courtroom of Justice, and a number of other very important UN resolutions. additionally appended are a chronology of significant UN dates and a list of necessary websites. brief interpreting lists on the finish of every article are complemented by way of a radical common bibliography. The index is found within the moment quantity basically yet is definitely geared up and beneficial. The encyclopedia was once worthy updating due to the fact globalization makes the paintings of the UN extra very important every year. Public and educational libraries that don't personal the set may want to examine it strongly, and people with the older version may possibly prefer to change it. --Steve Stratton

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Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema by M. Keith Booker

By M. Keith Booker

The heritage of technological know-how fiction movie now spans greater than a hundred years, in which time greater than 1,000 technology fiction movies of assorted forms were made. starting with the paintings of pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès on the sunrise of the 20 th century and relocating via such silent motion pictures as Fritz Lang's vintage city, technological know-how fiction movie has had a protracted and eventful background that has taken it in lots of instructions yet that has moved the style inexorably ahead right into a fashionable position on the middle of the movie within the works of big-budget hit makers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay.

The ancient Dictionary of technology Fiction Cinema offers large insurance of the folks, movies, businesses, innovations, subject matters, and subgenres that experience made technological know-how fiction cinema the sort of very important a part of global cinema. this can be performed via a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over three hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries. This quantity is designed to be obtainable and enlightening to fanatics of the style who easily need to know extra concerning the movies they so take pleasure in.

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Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia by Michael Newton

By Michael Newton

Representing a different reference software for readers drawn to background, criminology, or terrorism, this ebook presents the main whole and updated assurance of assassinations of key figures all through background and around the globe.
Provides well timed content material approximately prior assassinations that might permit scholars to raised comprehend ancient and modern social unrest * Introduces new details and theories on old instances of assassination that during a few circumstances find the money for novel interpretations of "what rather happened".
Establishes the hyperlinks among well-known or infamous social routine and political assassinations, underscoring how somebody or a small team will be prompted to dedicate an act of violence by means of the weather in their society.
Includes greater than 20 basic resource records that offer debts of assassinations in global heritage in addition to a number of sidebars that increase the studying adventure with attention-grabbing discussions of people, teams, pursuits, or occasions regarding vital assassinations.

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Encyclopedia of Cryptography and Security, 2nd Edition by Henk C. A. Van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia (editors)

By Henk C. A. Van Tilborg, Sushil Jajodia (editors)

Extended into volumes, the second one version of Springer’s Encyclopedia of Cryptography and safeguard brings the most recent and so much entire assurance of the subject: Definitive details on cryptography and data protection from very popular researchers powerful device for execs in lots of fields and researchers of all degrees broad source with greater than seven-hundred contributions in moment version  5643 references, greater than two times the variety of references that seem within the First variation With over three hundred new entries, showing in an A-Z structure, the Encyclopedia of Cryptography and safety presents effortless, intuitive entry to details on all elements of cryptography and protection. As a serious enhancement to the 1st Edition’s base of 464 entries, the data within the Encyclopedia is correct for researchers and pros alike. issues for this finished reference have been elected, written, and peer-reviewed by means of a pool of exotic researchers within the box. the second one Edition’s editorial board now comprises 34 students, which was once multiplied from 18 individuals within the First variation. Representing the paintings of researchers from over 30 international locations, the Encyclopedia is huge in scope, protecting every thing from authentication and identity to quantum cryptography and net protection. The text’s functional sort is tutorial, but fosters research. each one zone provides ideas, designs, and particular implementations. The highly-structured essays during this paintings comprise synonyms, a definition and dialogue of the subject, bibliographies, and hyperlinks to similar literature.  vast cross-references to different entries in the Encyclopedia aid effective, effortless searches for instant entry to suitable information.  Key recommendations provided within the Encyclopedia of Cryptography and safety comprise: Authentication and id; Block ciphers and circulation ciphers; Computational matters; reproduction safeguard; Cryptanalysis and protection; Cryptographic protocols; digital money and electronic certificate; Elliptic curve cryptography; Factorization algorithms and primality exams; Hash services and MACs; ancient platforms; Identity-based cryptography; Implementation features for clever playing cards and criteria; Key administration; Multiparty computations like balloting schemes; Public key cryptography; Quantum cryptography; mystery sharing schemes; Sequences; internet safeguard. subject matters lined: facts constructions, Cryptography and knowledge conception; info Encryption; Coding and knowledge thought; Appl.Mathematics/Computational tools of Engineering; functions of arithmetic; Complexity. This authoritative reference might be released in codecs: print and online.  the net version good points links to cross-references, as well as major research.  

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Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia

This one-stop reference is an ideal source for a person attracted to the North and South Poles, no matter if their curiosity pertains to heritage, flora and fauna, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

• 2 volumes

• Introduces average phenomena and natural world discovered on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present issues with regards to weather switch and its influence at the polar regions

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

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

• deals extra readings on the finish of every access in addition to a advisor to comparable themes to stimulate pupil learn

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Encyclopedia of Social Theory (Two Volume Set) by George Ritzer

By George Ritzer

The Encyclopedia of Social concept is an imperative reference resource for a person attracted to the roots of up to date social thought. It examines the worldwide panorama of the entire key theories and the theorists in the back of them, proposing them within the context had to comprehend their strengths and weaknesses. Led through across the world well known pupil George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social idea attracts jointly a staff of greater than 2 hundred overseas students overlaying the advancements, achievements, and customers of social idea from its inception within the 18th century to the current. figuring out that social thought can either clarify and change the social global, this two-volume set serves as not just a origin for studying, but in addition an suggestion for artistic and reflexive engagement with the wealthy variety of rules it comprises.

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