Download John Donne: The Critical Heritage by A.J. Smith PDF

By A.J. Smith

The writings during this moment quantity on Donne conceal the years among 1873 and 1923. the gathering comprises statement and feedback from Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augistin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and so on. jointly those works list the evolution of serious perspectives on Donne from 19th century onwards, and his transforming into significance within the twentieth-century literary canon.

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Download Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia PDF

This one-stop reference is an ideal source for an individual attracted to the North and South Poles, even if their curiosity pertains to heritage, natural world, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

• 2 volumes

• Introduces traditional phenomena and wildlife came upon on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present matters relating to weather swap and its effect at the polar regions

• Furnishes scholars with an realizing of territorial claims and political concerns 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 scholar learn

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Download Encyclopedia of Islam & the Muslim World by Richard C. Martin PDF

By Richard C. Martin

Because the quickest growing to be faith within the usa and the dominant faith in a large expanse of territory extending throughout Africa, Asia, the Balkans and Southern Russia, Islam is an more and more vital strength within the glossy global. Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim international appears at Islam's position within the sleek international, doing so within the context of the religion's heritage and improvement over the past thirteen centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and extra, this new encyclopedia fills a necessity during this key quarter of spiritual reports.

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Download Encyclopedia of Exploration by Carl Waldman, Alan Wexler, Jon Cunningham PDF

By Carl Waldman, Alan Wexler, Jon Cunningham

The need for wisdom, assets, and repute in addition to a feeling of responsibility and adventurousness has pushed intrepid explorers clear of their houses and into the unknown because the time of the 1st humans. humans are obviously curious, and their skill to visualize what lies simply past the horizon has helped them populate the globe, pushed their technological developments, and allowed them to find new methods of surviving in even the main inhospitable of environments. Encyclopedia of Exploration is a two-volume connection with the heritage of human exploration over land, throughout and below seas, and into house. This must-have set - a desirable, entire reference protecting center themes within the college curriculum for global historical past and geography - info a number of facets of exploration, a number of the nice expeditions, and diverse explorers. Bridging the interest of today's scholars and basic readers with the studies of explorers of the earlier, the encyclopedia offers easy accessibility to quite a lot of very important and engaging information.

Volume I: The Explorers is a "who was once who" of global explorers, whereas quantity II: locations, applied sciences, and Cultural tendencies covers different major features of the heritage of exploration. The thematic association of the volumes permits readers to entry biographical profiles of vital explorers in a single quantity, whereas pertaining to the second one quantity for entries on themes equivalent to cartography, circumnavigation, navigation, shipbuilding, missionaries, the slave exchange, the Vikings, ladies explorers, and the fur exchange. This definitive connection with explorers and exploration positive aspects thorough assurance and a large scope, making it an informative, attention-grabbing source compatible for college students, researchers, and normal readers. quantity I; quantity I: The Explorers specializes in the explorers, giving readers a feeling of the human drama - the achievements and the demanding situations - that those that cross the place few or none have long gone earlier than needs to face. New entries comprise: Jacques Cousteau; Sir Vivian Fuchs; John Glenn, Jr.; Aleksei Leonov; Annie Peck; Valentina Tereshkova; and plenty of more.;

Volume II; quantity II: locations, applied sciences, and Cultural tendencies covers the technical, social, cultural, and geographical parts of worldwide exploration. This volume's special, A-to-Z entries emphasize the numerous components that experience frequently decided the luck or failure of a given undertaking.

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Download Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed by Scott Schinder, Andy Schwartz PDF

By Scott Schinder, Andy Schwartz

Greater than part a century after the start of rock, the musical style that started as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now said as America's-and the world's-most well known and influential musical medium, in addition to the soundtrack to numerous generations' worthy of heritage. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock song has been an indisputable strength in either reflecting and shaping our cultural panorama. Icons of Rock bargains a brilliant evaluation of rock's pervasive function in modern society via profiling the lives and paintings of the music's so much mythical artists.


Volume One

Elvis Presley
Ray Charles
Chuck Berry
Buddy Holly
The seashore Boys
James Brown
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Byrds
Jimi Hendrix

Volume Two

Velvet Underground
The thankful Dead
Frank Zappa
Led Zeppelin
Joni Mitchell
Pink Floyd
Neil Young
David Bowie
Bruce Springsteen

Most rock histories, via advantage in their all-encompassing scope, are not able to hide the lives and paintings of person artists extensive, or to put these artists in a broader context. This two-volume set, in contrast, presents wide biographies of the 24 maximum rock n' rollers of all time, interpreting their affects, concepts, and impression in a serious and historic point of view. Entries inside of this targeted reference discover the problems, tendencies, and activities that outlined the cultural and social weather of the artists' track. Sidebars highlight the numerous iconic components linked to rock, akin to rock gala's, protest songs, and the British Invasion. delivering a wealth of knowledge at the icons, tradition, and mythology of America's so much loved tune, this biographical encyclopedia will function a useful source for college kids and song fanatics alike.

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Download Guns N' Roses Encyclopaedia by Mick O'Shea PDF

By Mick O'Shea

This encyclopedia has loads of difficulties. For starters, the author's truth checking is horrendous which reasons him to nation loads of erroneous info. for instance, he credit the tune "Patience" as being co-written by means of West Arkeen while in reality it used to be written through guitarist Izzy Stradlin. He additionally claims that when the St. Louis riots, the band's subsequent functionality was once in Helsinki, Finland. in truth, the band performed their subsequent gig in Dallas, TX. They persevered to journey round the western US and did not play Finland until eventually over a month later.

In addition to being misguided, the ebook has purely three or four entries in line with letter within the alphabet, which makes for a truly light-weight encyclopedia.

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