By S M?ller
Concise yet entire, this mini-encyclopedia comprises over 1,500 entries protecting all vital options, compounds, suggestions and acronyms for speedy and straightforward reference.
Guiding readers during the ever-increasing jungle of nucleic acid technology and know-how, the e-book distills the major info out of the massive physique of basic literature and provides it in one volume.
A first-stop source for everybody, from scholars to demonstrated researchers, as either a computing device and library reference.
By Fred Skolnik
Some time past thirty-five years the Encyclopaedia Judaica has come to occupy a rarefied area on the earth of Jewish studying. Authoritative, accomplished, critical but available, it graced the library cabinets of students and rabbis, of the realized and the studious, or even of the would-be studious, consulted by means of the curious and the inquisitive, a tremendous start line for a trip of studying.
By Pauline Webb
From egg timers to commuter cups, this thorough reference info the family know-how and recommendations that during half outlined the 20 th century.
• 188 A–Z entries
• creation and bibliography
• offers huge illustrations
• bargains references to web content and finish of access feedback for extra reading
By Dr. Robert Buchwaldt (auth.), Peter T. Bobrowsky (eds.)
Few topics have stuck the eye of the complete global up to these facing normal dangers. the 1st decade of this new millennium offers a litany of tragic examples of varied risks that become failures affecting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. The human losses (some 225,000 humans) linked to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the commercial bills (approximately 2 hundred billion USD) of the 2011 Tohoku Japan earthquake, tsunami and reactor occasion, and the collective social affects of human tragedies skilled in the course of storm Katrina in 2005 all supply repetitive reminders that we people are transitority visitors occupying a really energetic and offended planet. Any examples can have been pointed out the following to emphasize the purpose that typical occasions in the world may perhaps, and infrequently do, result in failures and catastrophes while people position themselves into events of excessive threat.
Few matters proportion the real interdisciplinary dependency that characterizes the sector of traditional dangers. From geology and geophysics to engineering and emergency reaction to social psychology and economics, the learn of traditional risks attracts enter from a magnificent suite of particular and formerly autonomous specializations. typical dangers supply a standard platform to minimize disciplinary obstacles and facilitate a helpful synergy within the provision of well timed and important details and motion in this severe material.
As social norms switch concerning the suggestion of appropriate possibility and human migration ends up in an explosion within the variety of megacities, coastal over-crowding and unmanaged habitation in precarious environments corresponding to mountainous slopes, the vulnerability of individuals and their susceptibility to typical dangers raises dramatically. Coupled with the troubles of adjusting climates, escalating restoration expenditures, a starting to be divergence among extra built and no more built international locations, the topic of usual dangers is still at the vanguard of concerns that impact each person, international locations, and environments all of the time.
This treatise presents a compendium of severe, well timed and intensely designated info and crucial evidence concerning the uncomplicated attributes of traditional dangers and concomitant failures. The Encyclopedia of common Hazards successfully captures and integrates contributions from a global portfolio of just about three hundred experts whose variety of craftsmanship addresses over 330 issues pertinent to the sector of common risks. Disciplinary obstacles are conquer during this finished remedy of the subject material. transparent illustrations and diverse colour pictures improve the first goal to speak and train. The inclusion of a sequence of specified “classic case learn” occasions interspersed through the quantity presents tangible examples linking thoughts, matters, results and strategies. those case experiences illustrate diverse yet impressive contemporary, ancient and prehistoric occasions that experience formed the realm as we now realize it. they supply first-class focal issues linking the remainder phrases within the quantity to the first box of analysis. This Encyclopedia of traditional Hazards will stay a customary reference of selection for lots of years.