Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, this is an indispensable
biographical and critical guide to American art and artists from colonial times to
contemporary postmodernism. The dictionary also provides entries on people connected with the American art scene and notable American institutions.
A new addition to our Oxford Digital Reference Shelf collection. This reference tool encompasses over four thousand years of artistry and innovation and spans every art form, medium, and civilization from Cycladic,
Minoan, Helladic, and Etruscan art to the fall of the Roman Empire.
Indepth survey of the history of music from 750 A.D. through the end of the Millennium in 6 volumes. Ties the history and analysis of music to social, political, economic, and cultural developments in Europe and North America, primarily.
Covers history and criticism of American folk music in 5 volumes. Vol. 1: Native American music -- Vol. 2: African American music -- Vol. 3: British Isles music -- Vol. 4: European American music -- Vol. 5: Latino and Asian American music.
From the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars break conventional geographical boundaries with coverage that includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures.
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth.
The 4,000 entries provide rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society.
This compendium of over a 1000 pages was issued in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary
of World War II. It contains more than 1,700 alphabetically arranged entries on nearly every aspect of the war, including its impact on civilians, children and women, by over
160 scholars from universities in
This 2 volume work edited by Steven G. Rogelberg and published by Sage, provides extensive coverage or I/O pscyhology, including many areas of interest to Human Resources and Organizational Development professionals, including subject like Job Performance Models, Organizational Behavior , and Employee Assistance Programs. Each essay is signed and includes a bibliography for futher reading. A good place to get acquainted with core concepts.
“Epstein and Hanson have compiled an excellent anthology that draws on the world's leading academics, consultants, and business leaders to explore the relationship between business organizations and global society. The four well-organized volumes cover a breadth of topics from corporate philanthropy to white-collar crime and whistle blowing as contributors analyze the issues of business ethics, social responsibility, and the demand for organizational accountability. Volume 1 examines corporate governance with an emphasis on the historical development of governance, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the future impact of global scrutiny on corporate leadership. From a philosophical, religious, moral, and cultural perspective, volume 2 examines the theory and practice of business ethics and the implications of contemporary ethical issues on business school curriculums. Volume 3 discusses corporate citizenship and the responsibility of contemporary corporations as agents of social change. Volume 4 showcases corporate profitability and social welfare through global collaboration. This set will be an important reference for academic collections. Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.”–Choice
A 3-volume reference concentrating on the post 1945 period. Entries are alphabetic by theme, country, region, organization, person, and topic, and "provides a ready reference work for understanding issues that affect approximately three quarters of the globe's residents."--Introduction. All articles are signed and have bibliographies. Features articles on an extensive number of organizations and provides lengthier coverage on regions than on individual countries.
"[P]rovides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas re-defines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes." Sound samples and other supplementary multimedia material are available on an accompanying CD-ROM and website.
From the Preface: "A to Zoo can be used to obtain information about children's picture books in two ways: to learn the titles, authors, and illustrators of books on a particular subject, such as 'dragons' or 'weddings'; or to ascertain the subject (or subjects) when only the title, author and title, or illustrator and title are known." Now in its seventh edition, this is a standard reference source for picture books.
Written by over 1,000 scholars from around the world, this multi-volume encyclopedia crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.
A multi-volume work divided into regions of the world. Volume VI, for example, is devoted to Africa and the Middle East. Each volume is organized by country, and the history of music-making within that country is described and famous musicians profiled. Articles are followed by bibliographies and discographies.
Ed. Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember. 4 vols. The first part of volume 1 contains 16 thematic essays dealing with the comparative study of the cultures of cities. This is followed by over 200 articles on particular cities throughout the world. The appendices include indexes, statistical tables, and selected web sites.
A 10-volume set with a 2002 supplement which explores the social life and customs of peoples of the world. The encyclopedia is organized by people groups not by country names. Each article is signed and is followed by a bibliography.
Examines the well-established topics in African history but also looks at the social, economic, linguistic, anthropological, and political subjects that are being re-evaluated or newly opened for historical analysis by recent research and publication.
Alphabetical entries define names, places, and events associated with genocide, and major sections deal with the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and the process, detection, denial, and prevention of genocide.
ed. Horst Haider Munske. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2001. Gives a comprehensive survey of contemporary Frisian language and dialects, their history and literatures, and research trends in Frisian studies. Essays are evenly divided between English- and German-language contributions, each with a bibliography.
Articles by scientists of many fields, philosophers and thinkers from all the major world religions present a variety of perspectives on the major scientific discoveries of our time and their effects on our religious belief system. [Publisher's website]
A five volume set published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. First three volumes cover 1,359 American women who died between 1607 and 1950; the next volume with the subtitle The Modern Period covers 442 women who died between 1951 and 1975; the last volume, subtitled Completing the Twentieth Century profiles 483 women who died between 1976 and 1999.