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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

New Reference Books at Chesnutt Library

The following new reference books are located on the 1st floor of the Chesnutt Library:

The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: A Political, Social, and Military History [DC220 .E53 2006]

From the publisher –

In three extraordinarily rich volumes, The Encyclopedia of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars captures the full sweep and legacy of the transformation of Europe from 1792 to 1815. Its nearly 900 alphabetically organized, fully cross-referenced entries provide students and general readers with vivid biographies of politicians, sovereigns, and commanders; accounts of battles, weaponry, and diplomatic affairs; insights into the art, music, and culture of the times; and much more.

The Atlas of Genetic Diagnosis and Counseling [RB155.6 .A93 2006]

From the publisher –

Harold Chen, MD, shares his almost 40 years of clinical genetics practice in a comprehensive pictorial atlas of 203 genetic disorders, malformations, and malformation syndromes. The author provides a detailed outline for each disorder, describing its genetics, basic defects, clinical features, diagnostic tests, and counseling issues, including recurrence risk, prenatal diagnosis, and management. Numerous color photographs of prenatal ultrasounds, imagings, cytogenetics, and postmortem findings illustrate the clinical features of patients at different ages, patients with varying degrees of severity, and the optimal diagnostic strategies. The disorders cited are supplemented by case histories and diagnostic confirmation by cytogenetics, biochemical, and molecular techniques, when available.

The Encyclopedia of World War II: A Political, Social, and Military History

[D740 .E516 2005]

From the publisher –

With over one million words of richly illustrated text, it covers every important battle and weapon system; individual nations and geographic locations; and political, social, and military leaders. Featured essays offer deeper analyses of crucial events such as Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and other fascinating topics. Providing its content is an incomparable team of international academics and independent historians. Volume five, the documents volume, is unmatched in breadth and depth and includes primary sources such as important official writings and personal reminiscences of the war's key events.

Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity [BR1644 .E632006]

From the publisher –

The Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity examines all aspects of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity movements. Focusing on their historical and worldwide development and using a socio-cultural, anthropological approach, this work explains the concepts, practices and sociology of both movements and analyzes their impact on regional cultures.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture [DS779.23 .E532005]

From the publisher –

The Encyclopedia contains nearly 1200 entries written by an international team of specialists, to enable readers to explore a range of diverse and fascinating cultural subjects from prisons to rock groups, underground Christian churches to TV talk shows and radio hotlines.

While the focus of the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture is on mainland China since 1980, it also includes longer, specially commissioned entries on various aspects of contemporary culture in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Including full and up-to-date references for further reading, the Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference tool for all teachers and students of contemporary Chinese culture. It will also be warmly embraced as an invaluable source of cultural context by tourists, journalists, business people and others who visit China.

The Sage Dictionary of Social Research Methods [H62.S274 2006]

From the publisher –

Bringing together the work of over eighty leading academics and researchers worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for the social sciences, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. It encompasses philosophies of science, research paradigms and designs, specific aspects of data collection, practical issues to be addressed when carrying out research, and the role of research in terms of function and context.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport [GV567 .B48 2005]

From the publisher –

The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport 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.


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