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An Incomplete Education

by Judy Jones & William Wilson

When it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge...


Wikipedia Reader's Guide: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

by John Broughton

You don't have to understand how to edit Wikipedia in order to find the information you need and join the conversation. This booklet gives you just what you need to know in friendly, concise form so you can...


The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances

by Richard Rudgley

For all those who might like to believe that drug use has been relegated to the suburban rec rooms and ghetto crack houses of the late twentieth century, The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances offers shocking,...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Whitaker's Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker's Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


The Ultimate Cocktail Encyclopedia: Your Essential Guide to the Exciting World of Mixology

by Walter Burns

Have you ever wanted to recreate your favorite cocktail at home? Now you can! The Ultimate Cocktail Encyclopedia has over 5,000 recipes for everything from cobblers to shots and shooters. Whether you are having...


Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology

by Charles E. Orser Jnr

The Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology is a ground-breaking compendium of information about this ever-growing field. Concentrating on the post-1400 period as well as containing generic explanations of historical...


Medieval Jewish Civilization: An Encyclopedia

by Norman Roth

This is the first encyclopedic work to focus exclusively on medieval Jewish civilization, from the fall of the Roman Empire to about 1492. The more than 150 alphabetically organized entries, written by scholars...


Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

by Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez & Ana M. Lopez

This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than...


International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics

by John Barry & E. Gene Frankland

Why care about the environment? Is the earth's climate really changing for the worse? What are CFCs exactly? And who or what is the WTO? What are the causes of environmental problems? Who are the main actors,...


Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary

by Richard Carlin

This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style,...


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weaponry: From Flint Axes to Automatic Weapons

by Chuck Willis

When did hunting weapons begin to be used against humans instead of animals? What is the difference between the Plains Indian War Club and the Fijian War Club? What weapon is common to peoples in every part...


The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting

by Lexa Rosean

Bringing the art and magick of casting spells to the masses, Lexa Rosean is the new face of Wicca.

In The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients she provides beginner and experienced practitioners of spellcasting...


Encyclopedia of Police Science: 2-volume set

by Jack Raymond Greene

In 1996, Garland published the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Police Science, edited by the late William G. Bailey. The work covered all the major sectors of policing in the US. Since then much research...


Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia

by Margaret C. Schaus

From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the...


Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia

by Thomas F. Glick, Steven Livesey & Faith Wallis

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge,...


Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia

by Bernard A. Cook

Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work of some 1,700 entries in two volumes. Its scope includes all of Europe and the successor states to the former Soviet Union. The volumes provide...


Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon: A Philosophical Lexicon

by Barbara Cassin, Emily Apter & Jacques Lezra

Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters.

This is an...


Talking Turkey: A Food Lover's Guide to the Origins of Culinary Words and Phrases

by Robert Hendrickson

Food is a favorite topic of conversation around the world—how to create it, how to season it, how to compliment it with other foods, how to serve it...the list goes on. Yet little attention is paid to where...


The Encyclopedia of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List: Over Fifty Years of Convicts, Robbers, Terrorists, and Other Rogues

by Duane Swierczynski

In 1949, a crime reporter looking for a way to fill a column published the nation’s ten worst criminals as classified by the FBI: two accused murderers, four escaped convicts, a bank robber, and three “confidence...


The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus

by Craig A. Evans

This Encyclopedia brings together the vast array of historical research into the reality of the man, the teachings, the acts, and the events ascribed to him that have served as the foundational story of one...