Download E-books The Encyclopedia Of International Organized Crime (Facts on File Crime Library) PDF

Bound to entertain and tell. "The Encyclopedia of overseas prepared Crime" is the 1st finished connection with geared up crime within the worldwide period and the world's so much infamous crime syndicates. no matter if their enterprise is counterfeiting, prostituting, playing, smuggling, extorting, or thieving, this e-book covers the entire significant legal teams, their origins, their practices, and their position within the worldwide underworld in additional than 450 entries. uncovered listed here are Asian gangs resembling the Yakuza, the Triads, and the Tong; the Jamaican Posse of the Caribbean; the drug cartels of South the United States; the Russian Mafia; and different robust international legal leaders. not just is each one of those teams an important felony strength in its domestic territory, yet many have additionally infiltrated the yankee underworld. This interesting examine the world's so much energetic overseas criminals will supply hours of informative examining for someone drawn to criminology and arranged crime.

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Download E-books First Childrens Encyclopedia PDF

By DK Publishing

Discover every little thing you ever desired to learn about whatever with this primary reference for younger readers and writers

An inspiring and finished choice of the easiest within the DK First Reference sequence, all accrued jointly in a single exceptional quantity. From prehistoric lifestyles to area shuttle, micro organism to the human mind aid your baby realize all concerning the global we are living in.

They'll observe how existence on the earth started, how the human physique works, how humans lived in historic Egypt, why a few dinosaurs have been so large, what makes machines paintings, the international locations of the realm and lots more and plenty, a lot more.

Full of amazing images, bite-sized evidence and quiz questions youngsters will love getting their enamel into, there's plenty to determine and discover. excellent for homework or simply for enjoyable. pass forward; allow your baby discover extra approximately everything!

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Thai Massage: A Complete Guide to Traditional Thai Massage Therapy and Acupressure PDF

By C. Pierce Salguero, David Roylance

Drawing from Thai historical past, cultural reports, Buddhist faith, and yogic practices, in addition to a contemporary realizing of anatomy and body structure, this guidebook bridges the distance among thought and perform whereas providing bodywork because it is known in Thailand—as a healing clinical technology. offering particular research of every step in a Thai therapeutic massage regimen, the heritage, religious traditions, and moral codes are provided in an interesting, casual variety. a number of photos and diagrams illustrate the range of thoughts used, and examples of exercises for treating particular problems are mentioned. up to date with new format, images, and multiplied textual content, this exhaustive guide is whole with a bit at the major strength meridians and diagrams of acupressure issues, making it the proper software to accompany somebody learning this well known therapeutic modality.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Five-Volume Set PDF

First utilized in 1980, "biodiversity" usually describes the abundance, type, and genetic structure of local animals and crops, and has been associated with politics and environmental know-how. even if the 1986 nationwide discussion board on biodiversity introduced problems with biodiversity to the fore, the inescapable want to know extra concerning the range of lifestyles on the earth maintains to stay unmet.
In fresh years, biodiversity has prompted very important medical issues, overseas agreements, conventions, conservation projects, political debates, and socio-economic implications. wisdom derived from the learn of biodiversity will impact the standard of existence loved sooner or later by means of influencing decision-making techniques and assisting new discoveries.
The technological know-how of biodiversity has develop into the technological know-how of our destiny. Our wisdom of the lack of biodiversity has introduced a protracted past due appreciation of the value of our loss and a decision to boost the instruments to guard our destiny. The Encyclopedia of Biodiversity brings jointly, for the 1st time, a examine of the size of range. It exam of the companies biodiversity presents, and measures to guard it. significant subject matters of the paintings contain the evolution of biodiversity, structures for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological styles and theories of biodiversity, and an overview of latest styles and developments in biodiversity.

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NEW e-updates to this 5-Volume Set on ScienceDirect!

Updates contain 21 totally new articles, 22 up-to-date articles, with 335 articles in overall! (more) This reference can be offered as an booklet through ScienceDirect.

* uncommon Editorial Board headed via Simon A. Levin, with many different well known scientists serving as editors
* greater than three hundred separate articles, protecting 20 various topic components, from Evolution to Habitats to monetary Issues--all unique contributions commissioned for this work
* Articles through major authors from significant associations of technology round the world
* nearly 1,000 figures and tables supplement the text
* greater than 3,000 word list entries clarify keyword phrases

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (Springer Reference) (3 Volumes) PDF

Covering all points of shipping phenomena at the nano- and micro-scale, this encyclopedia positive factors over 750 entries in 3 alphabetically-arranged volumes together with the main up to date study, insights, and utilized suggestions throughout all components. insurance contains electric double-layers, optofluidics, DNC lab-on-a-chip, nanosensors, and more.

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Download E-books Famous Assassinations in World History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] PDF

By Michael Newton

Representing a different reference instrument for readers drawn to heritage, criminology, or terrorism, this e-book presents the main entire and up to date insurance of assassinations of key figures all through background and round the world.

• offers well timed content material approximately prior assassinations that might allow scholars to higher comprehend historic and modern social unrest

• Introduces new info and theories on ancient instances of assassination that during a few instances manage to pay for novel interpretations of "what rather happened"

• Establishes the hyperlinks among recognized or infamous social events and political assassinations, underscoring how anyone or a small staff might be prompted to devote an act of violence through the weather in their society

• comprises greater than 20 basic resource records that offer debts of assassinations in global heritage in addition to various sidebars that increase the examining event with attention-grabbing discussions of people, teams, hobbies, or occasions with regards to vital assassinations

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Download E-books Countries and Their Cultures PDF

By Melvin Ember

Just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of global Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume nations and Their Cultures relies at the number of ethnographic info referred to as the Human family zone documents established at Yale collage. not like global Cultures, that is equipped through tradition, the hot paintings is prepared through kingdom. This work's power is that readers who understand little or no a couple of nation can fast receive an exceptional orientation to the main concerns, background, and social constitution of a kingdom. The 225 entries are among ten and 20 pages lengthy and skim like a pass among a well-written encyclopedia article, a commute consultant, and a social technological know-how essay. they supply a very good normal evaluate of a rustic with out drastically oversimplifying or distorting. All entries have an identical constitution, with sections on geography, historical past, demography, languages, nutrition, economic system, etiquette, politics, kin, faith, and humanities and arts. A country's measure of cultural harmony in addition to its cultural diversifications are defined within the sections on nationwide identification, ethnic family members, and social stratification. every one access has a map with a neighborhood insert, black-and-white images, and a bibliography of modern scholarly books. steered specifically for libraries that don't personal Encyclopedia of global Cultures.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Modern French Thought PDF

During this wide-ranging consultant to twentieth-century French inspiration, major students provide an authoritative multi-disciplinary research of 1 of the main designated and influential traditions in sleek inspiration. not like the other latest paintings, this crucial paintings covers not just philosophy, but additionally the entire different significant disciplines, together with literary concept, sociology, linguistics, political concept, theology, and extra.

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Download E-books The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications PDF

By Christian Rätsch

The main complete advisor to the botany, heritage, distribution, and cultivation of all identified psychoactive plants

• Examines 414 psychoactive crops and similar substances

• Explores how utilizing psychoactive vegetation in a culturally sanctioned context can produce vital insights into the character of reality

• Contains 797 colour photos and 645 black-and-white illustrations

In the traditions of each tradition, crops were hugely valued for his or her nourishing, therapeutic, and transformative houses. the main strong plants--those recognized to move the human brain into different dimensions of consciousness--have usually been considered as sacred. In The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants Christian R䴳ch info the botany, heritage, distribution, cultivation, and training and dosage of greater than four hundred psychoactive crops. He discusses their ritual and medicinal utilization, cultural artifacts made of those vegetation, and artworks that both characterize or were encouraged by way of them. the writer starts off with 168 of the main recognized psychoactives--such as hashish, datura, and papaver--then provides 133 lesser recognized elements in addition to extra vegetation often called “legal highs,” vegetation identified merely from mythological contexts and literature, and plant items that come with ingredients comparable to ayahuasca, incense, and soma. The textual content is lavishly illustrated with 797 colour photographs--many of that are from the author’s wide fieldwork round the world--showing the folks, ceremonies, and artwork on the topic of the ritual use of the world’s sacred psychoactives.

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