Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

From Library Journal This attractively designed and well-formatted encyclopedia is a translation of the 1997 Dictionnaire europ‚en des LumiŠres, edited by the noted French cultural historian Delon. Delon observes that the term Enlightenment simultaneously denotes an intellectual movement, the period in which this movement came to the fore, the issues we have inherited from it, and a system of values that still stirs debate. In this t...

The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth

The Visual Dictionary of Universe and Earth takes the reader into a fascinating journey through cosmos to discover celestial bodies, astronomical observation equipment and astronautics, and then provides a complete view of our planet through geography, geology, meteorology and environment. Convenient and affordable, this book is the perfect tool to improve your knowledge of our world!

Dictionary of English Down the Ages

Throughout history, events great and small have left their mark on the way we speak. Columbus' discovery of America introduced to Europe new foodstuffs such as chilli and chocolate and the words that described them. The Normans gave us the feudal system and curfews, while the flourishing of Dutch art in the seventeenth century introduced easels, etchings and landscapes. Before the 1970s green was a colour with connotations of naivete...

Lose the Resume, Land the Job

"'Lose the Résumé' breaks down every aspect of job hunting, explaining what matters and what doesn’t."– The New York Times Book Review Lose the resume and land that coveted job Gone are the days of polishing up your resume and sending it out at random. At every level today, you need to “lose the resume” in order to land the right job. In other words, you have to learn to tell a story about yourself that speaks to your competencies, p...

Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology

Geoarchaeology is the archaeological subfield that focuses on archaeological information retrieval and problem solving utilizing the methods of geological investigation. Archaeological recovery and analysis are already geoarchaeological in the most fundamental sense because buried remains are contained within and removed from an essentially geological context. Yet geoarchaeological research goes beyond this simple relationship and at...

Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies

Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide tohome-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious,garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manualgives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right toolsand choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops andbringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will helpyou get started straight away and become a confident and...

Cultural Encyclopedia of LSD

Albert Hoffman first synthesized LSD on November 16, 1938. When he accidentally absorbed a small quantity through his fingertips in 1943, he began a wave of experimentation that would reach its cultural heights in the academic and political mischief of Timothy Leary, the "acid tests" of the Merry Pranksters, and the musical experimentation of the late-1960s psychedelic era. In its 400 entries, this volume documents the influence of L...