With Numerous Appendixes Invaluable for Reference in All Departments of Industrial Life, and with the Pronunciation and Orthography Conformed to Webster's Dictionary ... Including a Complete and Indexed Atlas of the Globe
Author: William Harrison De Puy,Henry Frederic Redall
ON ENTIRE NEW AND APPROVED PLAN, AND INCLUDING ALL THE Modern Discoveries and Latest Improvements on the Various Subject. CONTAINING A NEW, FULL ... DIGEST AND DISPLAY OF THE WHOLE Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, AND ALL THE VARIOUS RESPECTIVE SCIENCES, HUMAN AND DIVINE. Alphabetically Arranged, and Digested in the Most Complete, Regular, and Systematical Manner. Together with Full, Clear, and Satisfactory EXPLANATIONS of ALL THE VARIOUS DETACHED PARTS OF KNOWLEDGE, ACCORDING TO THE BEST AND MOST RESPECTABLE AUTHORITIES. Comprizing a Regular and General Course of ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE, From the Very Earliest Ages of the World, Down to the Present Time. Including All the Latest DISCOVERIES and IMPROVEMENTS in the Various Branches of the ARTS and SCIENCES, PARTICULARLY Acoustics ... Zoology, &c. &c. &c. The Whole Entirely Freed from the Many Errors ... of Other Writers on the Various Subject; And Forming a More METHODICAL, INTELLIGENT, and COMPLETE REPOSITORY of GENERAL and UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE, Than Any Other Cyclopaedia ... in the English Language. Illustrated with Near Two Hundred Very Large Superb COPPER-PLATES, Accurately Descriptive of All the Numerous and Various Important Subjects to which They Refer. IN THREE LARGE HANDOSME VOLUMES.
On an ENTIRE NEW and IMPROVED PLAN, AND INCLUDING ALL THE Modern Improvements and Latest Discoveries on the Various Subjects. CONTAINING A NEW, FULL ... DIGEST AND DISPLAY OF THE WHOLE Theory Anc Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts; ALSO THE WHOLE CIRCLE OF THE SCIENCES, HUMAN AND DIVINE. WHEREIN ALL THE RESPECTIVE SCIENCES ARE PROPERLY ARRANGED Into GENERAL and COMPLETE SYSTEMS, AND THE ARTS DIGESTED INTO DISTINCT TREATISES; LIKEWISE ALL THE VARIOUS DETACHED PARTS OF KNOWLEDGE, ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED, CRITICALLY ILLUSTRATED, and Very COPIOUSLY EXPLAINED, in the Most CLEAR and SATISFACTORY MANNER, ACCORDING TO THE BEST AND MOST RESPECTABLE AUTHORITIES. Comprising a ... Course of ANCIENT and MODERN LITERATURE, From the Very Earliest Ages of the World, Down to the Present Time. Including All the Latest DISCOVERIES and Newest IMPROVEMENTS Made in the Various Branches of the ARTS and SCIENCES, PARTICULARLY IN Acoustics ... Zoology, &c. &c. &c. The Whole Entirely Freed from the Many Errors, Obscurities, and Superfluities of Other Works of the Kind. By Adopting this New and Improved Plan, this Work Includes a Complete Circle of the ARTS and SCIENCES; and Forms a More METHODICAL, INTELLIGENT, and COMPLETE REPOSITORY of GENERAL and UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE, Than Any Other Encyclopaedia ... in the English Language. Illustrated with UPWARDS of 150 Very Large Superb COPPER-PLATES ... IN THEREE LARGE WOLUMES.
Or, Dictionary of the Bible, Theology, Religious Biography, All Religions, Ecclesiastical History, and Missions. To which is Added a Missionary Gazetteer, Containing Descriptions of the Various Missionary Stations Throughout the Globe
The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience : the Concise Desk Reference
Author: Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries ranging from "affirmative action" to "zydeco," from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Africana will provide hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays on the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people everywhere.
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In Conscientious Thinking, David Bosworth cuts through all the noise of today’s political dysfunction and cultural wars to sound the deeper causes of our discontent. Americans are living, he argues, in a profoundly transitional era, one in which the commonsense beliefs of the first truly modern society are being undermined by the still crude but irreversible forces set loose by technology’s drastic revision of our everyday lives. He shows how this disruptive conflict between modern and post-modern modes of reasoning can be found in all advanced fields, including art, medicine, and science, and then traces its impact on our daily actions through such changes as the ways in which friends relate, money is made, crimes are committed, and mates are chosen. Just as feudal values had to give way to a modern worldview that more effectively contained the new social reality generated by the printed book, so must our democracy reimagine itself in ways that can domesticate—civilize rather than merely “monetize”—a post-modern scene radically transformed by our digital machines. To that end, Conscientious Thinking supplies not only the means to make sense of our contentious times but also a provisional sketch of what a desirable post-modern America might look like.
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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James
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The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha - Section One - Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament - First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Third Book of Enoch (Hebrew Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher - Section Two - Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days - Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs. Sons of Light) - Section Three - Lost Scriptures of the New Testament - Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29 - - Section Four - The Life and Times of Jesus - Infancy Gospel of James, Infancy Gospel of Thomas, Life of Joseph The Carpenter, Letters of Pilate, Life of Saint Issaa - Section Five - The Apocrypha - 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah, The Prayer of Azariah, 1 Baruch, Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas), Bel and the Dragon, Wisdom of Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon, Additions to Esther, Tobit, Judith, Susanna, Psalm 151, 1 Clements, Shepherd of Hermas, The Didache
From the Hobbit Through the Lord of the Rings and Beyond
Author: Robert Foster
Publisher: Del Rey Books
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Lists every character, event, and place in all of Tolkien's books set in Middle-Earth, incorporating detailed references to "The Silmarillion," which the author considered his most important work.
Author: Jean Le Rond d'Alembert,Richard N. Schwab,Walter E. Rex
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
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Preliminary Discourse to the Encyclopedia of Diderot expresses the hopes, dogmas, assumptions, and prejudices that have come to characterize the French Enlightenment. In this preface to the Encyclopedia, d'Alembert traces the history of intellectual progress from the Renaissance to 1751. Including a revision of Diderot's Prospectus and a list of contributors to the Encyclopedia, this edition, elegantly translated and introduced by Professor Richard Schwab, is one of the great works of the Enlightenment and an outstanding introduction to the philosophes.
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Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Provides the only comprehensive reference work to cover all aspects of volcanology Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology Explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society Presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations making this an aesthetically appealing reference Glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all key vocabulary items in the field is included