Encyclopedia of Tribology

TRIBOLOGY – the examine of friction, put on and lubrication – affects nearly each point of our day-by-day lives. The Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology is an authoritative and complete reference overlaying all significant features of the technological know-how and engineering of tribology which are proper to researchers throughout all engineering industries and comparable medical disciplines. this can be the 1st significant reference that brings jointly the technological know-how, engineering and technological points of tribology of this breadth and scope in one paintings. built and written by way of prime specialists within the box, the Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology covers the basics in addition to complicated functions throughout fabric kinds, various size and time scales, and encompassing quite a few engineering purposes and applied sciences. intriguing new parts akin to nanotribology, tribochemistry and biotribology have additionally been integrated. As a six-volume set, the Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology contains 1630 entries written via authoritative specialists in every one topic quarter, less than the information of a world panel of key researchers from academia, nationwide laboratories and undefined. With alphabetically-arranged entries, thought diagrams and cross-linking gains, this complete paintings offers easy accessibility to crucial details for either researchers and practising engineers within the fields of engineering (aerospace, car, biomedical, chemical, electric, and mechanical) in addition to fabrics technology, physics, and chemistry.

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Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, Volumes 1-4

By Anne Marie Hacht

The Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of global Literature allows scholars to examine an author's paintings within the context of the author's lifestyles and occasions. this set covers international authors from many classes and genres, development a large realizing of a number of the contexts during which literature will be seen, from the biographical to the literary and ancient. Works might be considered during the lens of the history, traditions and studies of the author's own lifestyles and the ideals, occasions and existence in their surrounding international. The approximately 500 entries additionally determine the numerous literary units and international issues which outline a writer's sort and position the writer within the better literary culture as chronicled and evaluated through critics through the years. as well as 500 pictures the set comprises severe considering and job activates, extra enhnacing the student's personal own reaction to worldwide literature.

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The Worlds of the Federation (Star Trek)

By Shane Johnson

Shane Johnson, bestselling writer of Mr. Scott's advisor to the company, takes the reader on an ingenious, fictional trip into the celebrity Trek universe. in accordance with the celebrity Trek adventures (including celebrity Trek: the following iteration and superstar Trek: The lively Series), this publication makes use of 1000s of megastar charts and line drawings in addition to a wealthy textual content to stipulate the background of the worlds visited by way of the starship Enterprise.

The Worlds of the Federation additionally investigates the unaligned and antagonistic alien races of celebrity Trek, from the fierce warriors of the Klingon Empire to the enigmatic, omnipotent Organians. And as a different bonus, we've integrated a astounding, full-color insert of big name Trek's so much unique alien lifeforms that includes work via famous technology fiction illustrator Don Ivan Punchatz.

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The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present, Volumes 1-8

By Immanuel Ness

This definitive 8-volume reference is a finished print source protecting the historical past of protest and revolution during the last 500 years – during the sleek period of mass events. for additional information see www.revolutionprotestencyclopedia.com.
* Definitive reference paintings at the position of renowned employer in reworking the area during which we live
* First old encyclopedia to supply students and lecturers and scholars with the data they should comprehend the function and value and starting place of protest and revolution from 1500 to the present
* 8-volume significant reference in A-Z layout, with entries starting from 500 to 14,000 words
* offers transparent, concise causes of occasions and bigger social routine, and biographies of key people
* provides significant uprisings and protest routine, and the information, ideologies and activists that propelled them, chronicles the style within which they opened up, strains their roots, objectives, strategies, and impact, and evaluates their successes and failures
* across the world various editorial board and contributors
* comprises over one hundred fifty images, figures, and maps

An on-line electronic version can be on hand (ISBN 978-1-4051-9807-3).  as well as the positive aspects of the print model, the net model provides:* normal revisions and new entries – up to date as soon as a year
* hyperlinks to complete assortment via Blackwell Reference online
* hyperlinks to different assets on hand at the web
* strong looking, searching, and cross-referencing functions, together with Open URL linking

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Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia: A comprehensive and authoritative A-Z guide to the Universe (Revised Edition)

By Patrick Moore

The hot Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia is likely one of the such a lot finished, authoritative and available books on astronomy. in additional than 3000 alphabetically equipped articles and over 500 images and diagrams, it covers every little thing and everybody from the Anglo-Australian Observatory to Fritz Zwicky. Its 464 pages comprise a bunch of significant articles on topics comparable to our Galaxy, the solar and planets, optical and radio telescopes, stars, black holes, astrophysics, observatories, astronomical images, area programmes, the constellations and well-known astronomers. helping those articles are shorter entries on planetary gains and satellites, asteroids, observational innovations, comets, satellite tv for pc launchers, meteros, and matters as diversified as existence within the Universe and the constitution of meteorites. rankings of tables checklist the brightest stars within the significant constellations, annual meteor showers, significant variable stars, dwarf stars, power creation methods within the sunlight, and different suitable info. Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia is written via greater than a hundred prime astronomers from the world's universities and observatories, each one knowledgeable in a really expert box of data. they've got produced an up to date and trustworthy well known reference paintings for 2001 and past.

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The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Volumes 1-2

By John Anthony McGuckin

With a mix of essay-length and brief entries written through a staff of prime non secular specialists, the two-volume Encyclopedia of jap Orthodoxy bargains the main finished consultant to the cultural and highbrow international of japanese Orthodox Christianity on hand in English this present day. • a superb reference paintings supplying the 1st English language multi-volume account of the most important ancient, liturgical, doctrinal positive aspects of japanese Orthodoxy, together with the Non-Chalcedonian churches• Explores of the foremost traditions of japanese Orthodoxy intimately, together with the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches• Uniquely accomplished, it's edited by means of one of many major students within the box and offers authoritative yet available articles by means of quite a number best overseas teachers and Orthodox figures• Spans the interval from overdue Antiquity to the current, encompassing topics together with background, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon legislation, philosophy, people tradition, structure, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all along a wide and generously precise prosopography• established alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries starting from a hundred to 6,000 phrases

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The James Bond Bedside Companion

By Raymond Benson

An encyclopedic social gathering of 007, the world's preferred undercover agent, The James Bond Bedside significant other is the main complete single-volume consultant to the James Bond phenomenon on hand. as well as an intimate portrait of Ian Fleming as remembered via his pals and co-workers and an in depth research of each one in all Fleming's James Bond titles, this quintessential assortment contains:

-- An in-depth personality examine of James Bond, together with a comic strip of his historical past and adolescence, special descriptions of his trademarked garments and different own behavior, together with his personal tastes in food and drinks, and a portrait of his recognized (or notorious) attitudes towards ladies and marriage;

-- information regarding the numerous by-products of Bondmania and the advertising of 007, resembling Bond's line of toiletries, board video games, buying and selling playing cards, Oddjob motion Dolls, and t-shirts;

-- touch details for the various James Bond fan golf equipment all over the world;

-- A severe examine the 007 movie sequence that features a cornucopia of trivialities and crucial details at the movies' manufacturers, screenplays, administrators, actors, soundtracks and lighting tricks;

-- Over a hundred seldom visible pictures;

-- And sufficient proof, figures, and miscellanea to meet even the main ardent fan.

Out of print for over a decade, this collector's merchandise is a PublishingOnline exclusive.

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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

Based at the acclaimed print sequence, Grzimek's Animal existence Encyclopedia, second Ed., this new complete colour quantity covers evolution intimately. Written for college students and normal researchers, Grzimek's: Evolution explores its subject from a systematic standpoint. all the 36 entries used to be written through a nationally well known professional and peer-reviewed by way of a piece of writing of educational specialists focusing on evolutionary thought.

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Earth Matters: An Encyclopedia of Ecology

With a biome-by-biome constitution that mirrors mom Nature's personal layout, Our Earth Matters is a party of our fragile Earth, a caution to guard it, and an inspiring resource booklet filled with rules for creating a confident swap.

The e-book starts off with a short background of our planet's start and improvement, revealing how an astonishingly not going sequence of injuries made Earth the single planet within the universe identified to be appropriate for all times. As existence flourished and unfold, it replaced the planet and created the "biosphere." Scientists divide the biosphere into international ecosystems, or "biomes," similar to barren region, Ocean, Tropical woodland, and Grassland.

Earth's tender ecology is the unifying subject matter. each one part explores the original ecological constitution of a biome and divulges how human interference can disillusioned the stability and harm the life-support platforms upon which our life relies Reference pages make up the 1st a part of every one part, with maps exhibiting the level of the biome, and spreads on weather, ordinary heritage, and ecology explaining how the biome works. next spreads discover the threats coming up from human job and convey how confident efforts can frequently triumph over the threats and defend the biome. during the ebook, fantastic and intimate images showcases the residing world's unending variety and sweetness, supplying a compelling visible argument to help the book's middle message.

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