Presents everything and anything you want to know about sports and the
sporting life. Here at last is a single reference resource that
captures the essence of the world of sport, and its incredible variety.
Knowledge from sports management, sports science, human movement
studies, sport history, and sport sociology synthesized in 450
comprehensive, illustrated articles. Here is full coverage of all the
social and human issues in sports that keep talk radio buzzing, the
background and low-down for fans and students alike. Coverage begins
with sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the
global sports industry of the twenty-first century. Key social issues
such as doping, racism, sexism, civic life, youth participation, and
public policy are amply covered, with all perspectives represented.
Provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to the geological sciences. It puts a clear focus on the Earth, with its complex processes and interactions, and considers it in connection with the effects of the atmosphere and oceans.
A 5-volume encyclopedia prepared under the auspices of the American Schools of Oriental Research, edited by Eric M. Meyers. The geographic coverage is from pre-history through the Crusades, covering the eastern Mediterranean to Iran, the Anatolian peninsula to the Arabian peninsula, and Egypt, Cyprus, and parts of North and East Africa.
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.
Combining theory, history, and practice, this encyclopedia by Thomas Slone, has a special emphasis on public speaking, performance and communication. Cross-references, bibliographies after each article, and topical indexes further enhance the work.
A scholarly national biography, with approximately 8000 entries on people who helped in the formation of Canada and who died between the years 1000 and 1930.Fully searchable, with detailed bibliographic information for each entry.
Designed in an easy-to-read outline format, this guide covers a wide range of disorders and patient problems in all basic areas of nursing, including medical-surgical, pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric.
A 2-volume work which is organized chronologically, beginning with the baroque period and ending with modernism. Each chapter begins with a short biographical essay on the composer along with a timeline.
Defines terms used in all aspects of the social work profession - administration, research, policy development and implementation, community organization, health and mental health, and clinical theory and practice.
International in scope, this encyclopedia spans the entire history of radio. With over 600 entries, it traces radio's role in the development of journalism, advertising, entertainment, propaganda, popular music, and much more.
This 5 volume set covers physical, chemical, biological, and ecological dimensions of global environmental change; causes and consequences of global environmental change; and social and economic dimensions of global environmental change.