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The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670100110
An encyclopedic resource features full-color illustrations and maps covering all aspects of the Middle Ages, from Europe to the Far East and exploring the lives of the great people of the age, including Dante and Chaucer. BOMC.
Fishing Flies: A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly
Fishing Flies
A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly
Paperback      ISBN: 1770851321
Including more than 1,300 entries, a guide to freshwater and saltwater fishing flies discusses their history and special features, along with detailed tying instructions where needed.
The Encyclopedia of Sharks
The Encyclopedia of Sharks
Paperback      ISBN: 1554074096
Provides an overview of sharks, describing the different species of these marine predators and discussing their habitats, physical characteristics, and behavior, including how they swim, communicate, and catch their prey.
Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 006250925x
Alphabetically arranged entries offer a feminist perspective on mythology, anthropology, sexuality, and religion and trace major figures, myths, concepts, and symbols back to their pre-patriarchal origins
Carnal Knowledge: Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Sex
Carnal Knowledge
Baxter's Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Sex
Paperback      ISBN: 0060874341
A comprehensive A-to-Z resource on all things erotic furnishes more than five hundred entries and 150 photographs that cover the full spectrum of modern sexual culture, including such topics and terms as bondage, Deep Throat, going commando, swingers, and more. Original. 30,000 first printing.
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture
The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0834803801
In the West, Japanese culture comes in the form of Power Rangers, Godzilla movies, and Sanrio products, but of course the indigenous pop culture is much richer. Rather than focus on what the rest of the world has already encountered, Mark Schilling provides an encyclopedic compendium of books, movies, music, comedians, and cultural scandals that have had the greatest impact in Japan. Thus, for the outsider, The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture is an insider's guide to post-war Japan. Not content to simply catalog his entries, Schilling provides real depth and analysis in his articles, opening up Japan's rich pop heritage to the world at large.
Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable, the Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne
Bulfinch's Mythology
The Age of Fable, the Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062700251
Tales of monsters, heroes, deities, and tragic lovers are narrated in this anthology of ancient legends
How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies
How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools & Garden Supplies
Paperback      ISBN: 1604692146
A nursery specialist explains to beginning gardeners how to shop for plants at the local garden center, choose the healthiest specimen and read their tags as well as how to know what tools are needed to plant and maintain a successful home garden. Original.
Everything Explained That Is Explainable: On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911
Everything Explained That Is Explainable
On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307269175
"The audacious, improbable tale of 20th century American hucksterism, outlandish daring, and vision that resurrected a dying Encyclopedia Britannica in collaboration with a floundering London Times, its astonishing success that changed publishing and that produced the Britannica's eleventh edition (published between 1910 and 1911), the most revered edition of English-language encyclopedias (all 44 million words), considered by many to be "the last great work of the age of reason" (Hans Koening, the New Yorker)"--
Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Women's Studies Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313296200
Tierney's highly acclaimed Women's Studies Encyclopedia has become the standard in the field, but research on women has proceeded rapidly since its publication. Feminist thought has grown and branched out, and women's conditions have changed markedly in some areas. This revised and expanded edition will meet the continuing need for a multidisciplinary reference tool on all facets of the female condition. With close to 400 contributors, it expands coverage of such areas as violence against women, women in public life, and women in specific countries and regions. Many of the articles are new or completely rewritten, while others have been updated or expanded.