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ISBN-10: 0313334021

ISBN-13: 9780313334023

In mild of Los Angeles' gang kingdom of emergency, ethnic and minority gangs are arguably extra excessive profile now than at the other time in our historical past. information media regularly concentrate on the crime and violence linked to gangs, yet no longer a lot else. This encyclopedia seeks to light up the realm of gangs, together with gang formations, regimen gang actions, aberrations and present advancements. 100 essay entries with regards to gangs within the usa and world wide offer a diffuse evaluation of the crowd phenomenon. every one access defines and explains the time period, offers an old evaluate, and explains its value this present day. because the following entries reveal, gangs are a part of the material of yankee society. they don't seem to be purely in our groups but additionally our faculties and different social associations. figuring out the realm of gangs is consequently had to comprehend American society.

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Download e-book for iPad: Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Vol. 5: Fishes II by Michael Hutchins

By Michael Hutchins

ISBN-10: 0787653624

ISBN-13: 9780787653620

Gale proudly provides the 1st thoroughly revised and up-to-date model of this acclaimed set in 30 years. a few reviewers name Grzimek's Animal existence Encyclopedia the simplest reference paintings on animals ever released. Others name it the legacy left to us via famed zoologist and animal lover, Bernhard Grzimek. The accolades and compliment move on for the latest addition to Gale's line of reference titles. the unique 13-vol. set, released in Germany within the past due Nineteen Sixties, is across the world popular for its medical reporting, assurance and illustrations, and serves as an important aspect of reference for researchers and scholars learning the animal nation. Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals came across all over the place at the globe, detailing their existence cycles, predators, nutrients platforms, total ecology and masses extra. Staying real to the unique clinical pedigree, Gale enlisted favorite advisors and members from the overseas clinical group to include contemporary advancements within the animal international. Our new variations of Grzimek's Animal existence Encyclopedia are certain to serve the desires of scholars at each educational point.

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Download PDF by Kevin Shillington: Encyclopedia of African History

By Kevin Shillington

ISBN-10: 1579582451

ISBN-13: 9781579582456

The Encyclopedia of African historical past includes round 1,000 entries overlaying the widest plausible diversity of themes in African background. It covers the entire continent of Africa-- not only sub-Saharan--from earliest instances to the current. the choice of entries contains not just well-established themes, but in addition seems on the social, monetary, linguistic, anthropological, and political matters which are presently being re-evaluated or newly spread out for historic research through fresh examine and booklet. it's an updated paintings of reference for all people who are thinking about educating, studying, or learning Africa and its background, in addition to the intense common reader. the 2 volumes additionally comprise illustrations, maps, and acceptable indexes.

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New PDF release: John Donne: The Critical Heritage (The Collected Critical

By A.J. Smith

ISBN-10: 0415134129

ISBN-13: 9780415134125

The serious background gathers jointly a wide physique of severe assets on significant figures in literature. every one quantity offers modern responses on a writer's paintings, permitting scholar and researcher to learn the cloth themselves.

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Download e-book for iPad: Encyclopedia of Technology Terms by Whatis?com

By Whatis?com

ISBN-10: 076865551X

ISBN-13: 9780768655513

ISBN-10: 0789725525

ISBN-13: 9780789725523

ISBN-10: 0789726408

ISBN-13: 9780789726407

Whatis.com's Encyclopedia of expertise phrases belongs at the bookshelf of someone who is ever been tripped up through a working laptop or computer acronym, thinking about the origins of a expertise time period, or trying to find the definitive consultant to get them via an international laced with jargon, desktop acronyms, and techno-speak. Written in simple English and arranged alphabetically, Whatis.com's Encyclopedia of know-how phrases grants easy-to-understand definitions to greater than 3,500 expertise phrases and 10,000 acronyms, protecting computing device undefined, software program, networking, the area vast net and net, facts garage, instant telecommunications, and protection. scholars, writers, reporters, high-tech sellers, and desktop fanatics alike will locate Whatis.com's Encyclopedia of expertise phrases an quintessential and relaxing spouse in modern day technology-driven global.

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New PDF release: UXL. Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive SubstancesC-D

By Barbara C. Bigelow, Kathleen J. Edgar

ISBN-10: 1414404441

ISBN-13: 9781414404448

ISBN-10: 1414404468

ISBN-13: 9781414404462

This set presents certain details on fifty two medicinal drugs and different addictive elements, outlined as unlawful medications, felony addictive medicines and different ingredients in addition to as a rule abused periods of prescription and over the counter medications. prepared alphabetically by means of reliable identify, every one access follows an analogous layout, permitting scholars to simply evaluate and distinction various medicines. comparable in scope to Thomson Gale's Drugs and regulated ingredients for Students, this set presents info in an target demeanour that's acceptable for heart university scholars. information spotlight every one access and sidebars offer info at the criminal, old or social elements of the actual drug. tricky phrases are outlined in the textual content and are incorporated within the "Words to grasp" part.

every one access contains:

  • authentic and road identify
  • category
  • ancient historical past and present impression
  • Chemical/organic composition
  • Ingestion tools
  • healing makes use of
  • utilization traits
  • results
  • remedy and rehabilitation
  • And extra

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  • an alternate desk of Contents (cross-referencing road names of substances with the legit access identify)
  • Chronology of occasions
  • for additional info (which comprises books, periodicals, sites, and association names/contact details)
  • Highlights of the managed components Act
  • grasp Index

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Download PDF by Carl Waldman: Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

By Carl Waldman

ISBN-10: 0816062730

ISBN-13: 9780816062737

ISBN-10: 0816062749

ISBN-13: 9780816062744

A entire reference paintings discussing greater than one hundred fifty Indian tribes of all North the United States, in addition to prehistoric peoples civilizations. equipped alphabetically by means of tribe, the informative yet available textual content summarizes the ancient list destinations, migrations, contacts with whites, wars, and so forth. additionally covers Indian lifeways, together with language households, technique of subsistence, homes, boats, instruments, garments, paintings, legends, rituals. Over 250 superbly special, unique colour illustrations increase the textual content, eleven maps exhibit a number of the Indian tradition components plus tribal destinations, supplying a useful body of reference. word list. Bibliography.

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