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  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey
    av Helen S. Garson

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313358326

    This biography examines the life of a person raised in poverty and a single mother at 14, who is now one of the richest and most influential people in the world-Oprah Winfrey.Oprah's life is a bonafide rags-to-riches story that is much more compelli…

  • The History of the Czech Republic and Slovakia

    The History of the Czech Republic and Slovakia
    av William Mahoney

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313363054

    This survey of Czech and Slovak history traces the development of two neighboring peoples through the creation of a common Czechoslovakian state in 1918 to the founding of the independent Czech and Slovak Republics in 1993 and beyond.The History of…

  • Speaking of Animals

    Speaking of Animals
    av Robert Palmatier

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313294907

    Entries include a definition, date of first use, source of the definition, animal on which it is based, and more

  • Swing Dancing

    Swing Dancing
    av Tamara Stevens

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313375170

    Telling a riveting true story of the emergence and development of an American icon, this book traces swing dancing from its origins to its status as a modern-day art form.From its unlikely origins in the African slave trade, one of the saddest chapt…

  • Food Culture in Scandinavia

    Food Culture in Scandinavia
    av Henry Notaker

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313349225

    The food cultures of Scandinavian countries are similar in important ways but also have many different traditions because of variations in geography and climate and unique social, cultural and political history. Food Culture in Scandinavia covers De…

  • Culture and Customs of Botswana

    Culture and Customs of Botswana
    av James Denbow

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313331787

    Botswana's large deposits of diamonds have made it one of the richest African countries on a per capita basis. However, more than wealth, what has made Botswana a model country in southern Africa is its long tradition of democratic rule, respect for…

  • Culture and Customs of Ukraine

    Culture and Customs of Ukraine
    av Adriana Helbig

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313343636

    Ukraine's tumultuous history has left it standing on unstable ground, wrought with the devastation of the 20th century's wars, famines, and other struggles. Today, life in Ukraine is moving forward, stepping out of the shadows of Communism and into…

  • Culture and Customs of Russia

    Culture and Customs of Russia
    av Sydney Schultze

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313360985

    Culture and Customs of Russia is a splendid introduction to the largest country in the world. This timely volume gives the scope of the country from earliest history through the breakup of the Soviet Union to the present day. Students and a general…

  • Culture and Customs of Russia

    Culture and Customs of Russia
    av Sydney Schultze

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313311017

    Culture and Customs of Russia is a splendid introduction to the largest country in the world. This timely volume gives the scope of the country from earliest history through the breakup of the Soviet Union to the present day. Students and a general…

  • Samurai

    Samurai
    av Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440842702

    Alphabetically arranged entries along with primary source documents provide a comprehensive examination of the lives of Japan's samurai during the Tokugawa or Edo period, 1603-1868, a time when Japan transitioned from civil war to extended peace.The…

  • Encyclopedia of Hair

    Encyclopedia of Hair

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313331459

    Examines the ways in which hair has served as a signifier of class, gender, ethnicity, conformity/non-comfority, authority, and power throughout history. Countless issues and examples are explored in this volume including: hair styles of royalty; wi…

  • Music for Two or More Players at Clavichord, Harpsichord, Organ

    Music for Two or More Players at Clavichord, Harpsichord, Organ
    av Sally J. Sloane

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313279102

    While much has been written about the repertoire of musical works for pianoforte duet, ensemble literature for the other classical, historical, and contemporary keyboard instruments has usually been mentioned in only incidental ways. The goal of thi…

  • Extinct Animals

    Extinct Animals
    av Ross Piper

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313349874

    Everyone is familiar with the dodo and the wooly mammoth, but how many people have heard of the scimitar cat and the Falkland Island fox? Extinct Animals portrays over 60 remarkable animals that have been lost forever during the relatively recent ge…

  • Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages

    Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages
    av Tim Conley

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313331886

    Fictional languages are central to numerous creative works. This book examines such languages in a wide range of literature, films, and television shows. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on particular works. Many of these works are widel…

  • The American Civil War

    The American Civil War
    av Cole Kingseed

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313316388

    The Civil War is the central event in U.S. history. More than any other event, the war defined the United States as a nation and as a people. What the United States is today, how it views the role of its national government in its daily life, how it…

  • The Black Panther Party

    The Black Panther Party
    av Jamie J. Wilson

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313392535

    This compact volume offers a compelling introduction to a group once deemed the greatest threat to the internal security of the United States, the Black Panther Party.In a time when African Americans' widespread tactic of direct, nonviolent protest…

  • Dixonia

    Dixonia
    av Benjamin I. Young

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313302756

    In this thorough research guide to the career and music of Bill Dixon the author has documented how Dixon refined a sonically unique pan-tonal language of trumpet playing. As a trumpeter, composer, educator, and theoretician, Bill Dixon has politica…

  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States [2 volumes]

    Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States [2 volumes]

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313348594

    In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts.Comprehensive in scope and accessible to students and general reade…

  • Scientific English

    Scientific English
    av Robert A. Day

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313391941

    This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language.English is often regarded as one of the most difficult languages to master. Yet while the English language has a…

  • Scientific English

    Scientific English
    av Robert A. Day

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313391736

    This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language.English is often regarded as one of the most difficult languages to master. Yet while the English language has a…

  • Culture and Customs of the Sioux Indians

    Culture and Customs of the Sioux Indians
    av Gregory O. Gagnon

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313384547

    A new addition to the Culture and Customs of Native Peoples in America series, this book examines the traditions and contemporary culture of the Sioux Indians.The Sioux are a Native American people who live in reservations and communities within Min…

  • International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture

    International Handbook on Alcohol and Culture
    av Dwight B. Heath

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313252341

    The first authoritative guide to how the world drinks, this reference details alcohol use in different countries and cultures. Variation is striking, with alcohol sometimes a food, a sacrament, a symbol, a tool, a tranquilizer, a medicine, a love po…

  • The History of Ethiopia

    The History of Ethiopia
    av Saheed A. Adejumobi

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313322730

    This engaging and informative historical narrative provides an excellent introduction to the history of Ethiopia from the classical era through the modern age. The acute historical analysis contained in this volume allows readers to critically inter…

  • Artists of the Middle Ages

    Artists of the Middle Ages
    av Leslie D. Ross

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313319037

    Examines the lives and work of artists from all areas of the medieval art world, including metalwork, scribework, sculpture, architecture, iconography, and art instruction.

  • The History of Sweden

    The History of Sweden
    av Byron J. Nordstrom

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313312588

    For many Americans, Sweden used to conjure images of Viking raiders and settlers. By contrast, contemporary Sweden is one of the world's most advanced nations in terms of politics, social welfare, gender equality, standard of living, technology, the…

  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    av Shiva Balaghi

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313361883

    In July 1979, Saddam Hussein became the President of Iraq. His dictum was simply expressed-power through terror. During the first decade of his presidency, Saddam engaged in three wars: the Iran-Iraq War, the invasion of Kuwait, and the Gulf War of…

  • Saddam Hussein

    Saddam Hussein
    av Shiva Balaghi

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313330773

    In July 1979, Saddam Hussein became the President of Iraq. His dictum was simply expressed-power through terror. During the first decade of his presidency, Saddam engaged in three wars: the Iran-Iraq War, the invasion of Kuwait, and the Gulf War of…

  • The History of Somalia

    The History of Somalia
    av Raphael Chijioke Njoku

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313378577

    This book vividly depicts Somalia from its pre-colonial period to the present day, documenting the tumultuous history of a nation that has faced many challenges.Somalia is a nation with a history that stretches back more than ten millennia to the be…

  • Daily Life in the Mongol Empire

    Daily Life in the Mongol Empire
    av George Lane

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313332265

    The Mongol Empire comes to life in this vivid account of the lives of ordinary people who lived under the rule of Ghengis Khan. The book allows the reader to enjoy traditional Mongol folktales and experience life in a yurt, the tent in which the nom…

  • The Business of Wine

    The Business of Wine
    av Geralyn G. Brostrom

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313354007

    Wine has been a beverage staple since ancient times, especially in Europe. Today's global wine business is thriving, and American consumption of wine has increased dramatically in recent years, with the health benefits touted in the media. More Amer…

  • Flappers

    Flappers
    av Kelly Boyer Sagert

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313376900

    This book offers an examination of the Roaring Twenties in the United States, focusing on the vibrant icon of the newly liberated woman-the flapper-that came to embody the Jazz Age.Flappers takes readers back to the time of speakeasies, gangsters, d…

  • Understanding A Raisin in the Sun

    Understanding A Raisin in the Sun
    av Lynn Domina

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313303494

    Provides historical and social context for this drama through commentary by well-known black authors, editorials, government documents, and statistics.

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Jean-Michel Basquiat
    av Eric Fretz

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313380563

    This work examines the fascinating life and art of the African American painter Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988).Jean-Michel Basquiat was barely out of his teens when he rocketed to the center of New York's art scene. He was 27 when he died of a her…

  • World War II on Film

    World War II on Film
    av David Luhrssen

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440871580

    World War II on Film examines the war through the lens of 12 films. The movies selected include productions made during World War II and in each succeeding decade, providing a sense of how different generations perceive the war.World War II on Film…

  • Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music

    Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music
    av William Phillips

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313348006

    It has been reviled, dismissed, attacked, and occasionally been the subject of Congressional hearings, but still, the genre of music known as heavy metal maintains not only its market share in the recording and downloading industry, but also as a cu…

  • Cutting and Self-Harm

    Cutting and Self-Harm
    av Chris, Ph.D. Simpson

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781610698726

    What is self-harm and what causes it? Learn the terms and concepts related to this type of behavior.Non-suicidal self-injury has been in existence to some extent for centuries. Today, the practices are increasing in terms of the number of people eng…

  • ADHD Medications

    ADHD Medications
    av Victor B. Stolberg

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781610697255

    The treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex challenge. This book provides comprehensive, scientific coverage of the numerous different types of drugs that are used to treat ADHD, and it examines the historical, soci…

  • Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens
    av F. Erik Brooks

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781440873829

    A compelling resource for sports enthusiasts, Jesse Owens: A Life in American History places the life and athletic accomplishments of Jesse Owens within the context of race and American history in the early 20th century.The year 2020 marks the 40th…

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    av Edward J. Rielly

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313331640

    Profiles the life and literary career of the American novelist, author of "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender is the Night."

  • Staging Premodern Drama

    Staging Premodern Drama
    av L. Mitchell

    Inbunden - 1984 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313236853

    "This wise volume, written by a veteran director and observer of premodern plays, offers good advice for neophyte and experienced directors." Choice

  • African American Authors, 1745-1945

    African American Authors, 1745-1945

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313309106

    There has been a dramatic resurgence of interest in early African American writing. Since the accidental rediscovery and republication of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig in 1983, the works of dozens of 19th and early 20th century black writers have been re…

  • Enrique Granados

    Enrique Granados
    av Carol A. Hess

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313273841

    Enrique Granados (1867-1916) was one of the first modern Spanish composers to achieve international recognition. During a 1916 visit to the United States his opera Goyescas was premiered by the Metropolitan Opera and his symphonic poem, Dante, by th…

  • Events That Changed Great Britain Since 1689

    Events That Changed Great Britain Since 1689

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313316869

    This unique resource describes and evaluates ten of the most important events in British history between 1689 and the present. A full chapter is devoted to each event. Every chapter includes an introduction presenting factual information in a clear,…

  • Human Food Uses

    Human Food Uses
    av Robert L. Freedman

    Inbunden - 1981 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313229015

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  • A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computer Applications, 1950-1990

    A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computer Applications, 1950-1990
    av James W. Cortada

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313298769

    Covering over 40 industries and dozens of applications, this is the first bibliography on the history of computer applications. After an introductory essay on the history of applications, the volume is divided into two time periods and includes over…

  • Cooking in Ancient Civilizations

    Cooking in Ancient Civilizations
    av Cathy K. Kaufman

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313332043

    This cookbook on the main ancient peoples studied today-the Romans, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Greeks-is a stupendous resource for middle and high school students and other interested cooks learning history. Besides the Romans and the Greeks, the…

  • James Clavell

    James Clavell
    av Gina Macdonald

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313294945

    Until now, popular novelist James Clavell has not been recognized for his literary achievements and his contributions to cross-cultural understanding. This critical study seeks to rectify that omission. It shows how Clavell's depiction of cross-cult…

  • The Psychology of Sexual Orientation, Behavior, and Identity

    The Psychology of Sexual Orientation, Behavior, and Identity
    av Louis Diamant

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313285011

    This comprehensive overview of research, issues, and theories relating to sexual orientation, behavior, and identity by experts in various disciplines is unique in providing both historical perspectives and a synthesis of the recent advances in unde…

  • Beastie Boys

    Beastie Boys
    av Jonathan A. Zwickel

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313365584

    A concise musical biography traces the Beastie Boys' story from the New York punk scene through a blockbuster career that spans more than 20 years.Ever since they hit the big time with their 1986 rock/rap debut Licensed to Ill, the first rap album t…

  • Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1900-1979

    Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1900-1979
    av Eugene L. Rasor

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313288760

    An influential and controversial figure in military, political, international, and social affairs, Earl Mountbatten has been referred to as the most remarkable naval officer of the 20th century. This book provides a guide to the literature on Mountb…

  • Work-Family Research

    Work-Family Research
    av Teri Lilly

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313303227

    The work and family revolution of the latter part of the 20th century has profoundly changed the social structures, institutions, and cultures that constitute the fabric of our lives. Given the nature of work and family changes, it is little wonder…

  • America's Armed Forces

    America's Armed Forces
    av Robert E. Connor

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313290121

    This handbook by 14 well-known experts provides an overall analysis of U.S. military strengths and weaknesses in the 1990s and needs at the turn of the century. The first part of the book covers the U.S. armed forces under the Department of Defense…

  • A Conductor's Repertory of Chamber Music

    A Conductor's Repertory of Chamber Music
    av William Scott

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313289798

    This volume provides a valuable resource for instrumental conductors, conducting teachers, and students. Most universities offering advanced degrees in instrumental conducting cannot provide a training orchestra or wind ensemble for the conductor. T…