The Central Intelligence Agency: An Encyclopedia of Covert - download pdf or read online

By Jan Goldman

The primary Intelligence corporation is key within the struggle to maintain the USA secure from international assaults. This two-volume paintings lines via proof and records the background of the CIA, from the folks concerned to the operations carried out for nationwide security.

• Covers the historical past of the CIA from its days ahead of global warfare II, while it was once often called the workplace of Strategic companies (OSS), offering complete, aim info in a handy prepared reference

• offers records previously labeled as "top mystery" and an intensive bibliography to permit extra study by way of students

• comprises contributions from approximately dozen specialists of their box of analysis, starting from a psychologist describing CIA "mind experiments" to former practitioners and historians writing on covert operations throughout the chilly struggle

• presents basic records resembling the oldest previously categorized rfile held by way of the CIA (how to make invisible ink, 1918) and intelligence reviews that Osama bin weighted down was once making plans to assault the us (2001)

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Download e-book for kindle: Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature by Gaëtan Brulotte,John Phillips

By Gaëtan Brulotte,John Phillips

The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature is a two-volume paintings that comprises a few 540 entries on erotic literature on a global scale. The Encyclopedia has an extraordinary scope, the 1st scholarly reference source to carry the sphere jointly in all its attention-grabbing sort. The entries study the background of the literature in numerous nations and languages from classical antiquity to the current day, person writers from world wide (not them all inevitably often called expert writers of erotic literature), major works, genres and important techniques, and common topics pertinent to erotic literature (nudity, prostitution, etc.).

The definition of erotic literature is large, encompassing all of the fabric well-known within the research of the sector: not only fiction in all genres (novels, poetry, brief tales, drama), but in addition essays, autobiographies, treatises and intercourse manuals from varied cultures. This Encyclopedia deals with sexually particular texts characterised through sexual representations and proposals. all kinds of sexuality are included.

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Pop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American - download pdf or read online

By Gladys Knight

This three-volume reference set explores the background, relevance, and importance of popular culture destinations within the United States—places that experience captured the mind's eye of the yank humans and mirror the variety of the nation.

• permits readers to understand how their lives were prompted by means of daily locations some time past, from centuries in the past to the fashionable era

• presents distinct and enlightening insights via a finished evaluate of the heritage, modern views, and dad tradition impacts of locations throughout America

• Spotlights old destinations primary to movies, tv, tune, and everyday life to coach scholars approximately American historical past and tradition via issues that curiosity them

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Download e-book for kindle: Encyclopedia of Conflicts Since World War II by James Ciment

By James Ciment

completely revised to incorporate 25 conflicts no longer lined within the earlier variation, in addition to multiplied and up-to-date info on earlier assurance, this illustrated reference provides descriptions and analyses of greater than a hundred and seventy major post-World struggle II conflicts worldwide. prepared by means of zone for ease of entry, "Encyclopedia of Conflicts given that global struggle II, moment variation" presents transparent, in-depth reasons of occasions no longer coated in such element in the other reference resource. together with greater than a hundred and eighty targeted maps and one hundred fifty photographs, the set highlights the conflicts that dominate contemporary headlines and the occasions that modified the process overdue twentieth-century history.

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Yung-Tse Hung,Lawrence K. Wang,Mu-Hao S. Wang,Nazih K.'s Waste Treatment in the Service and Utility Industries PDF

By Yung-Tse Hung,Lawrence K. Wang,Mu-Hao S. Wang,Nazih K. Shammas,Jiaping Paul Chen

This quantity offers in-depth insurance of environmental toxins assets, waste features, keep an eye on applied sciences, administration recommendations, facility options, method possible choices, charges, case histories, effluent criteria, and destiny developments within the procedure industries. It delineates methodologies, applied sciences, and the local and worldwide results of vital pollutants keep watch over practices. The authors specialise in new advancements in leading edge and replacement applied sciences, layout standards, effluent criteria, managerial selection method, and nearby and international environmental conservation particular to method industries.

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James G. Thomas Jr.,Charles Reagan Wilson's The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 22: Science PDF

By James G. Thomas Jr.,Charles Reagan Wilson

technological know-how and drugs were serious to southern historical past and the formation of southern tradition. for 3 centuries, scientists within the South have documented the luxurious flora and fauna round them and set an enduring culture of inquiry. The clinical historical past of the area, in spite of the fact that, has been from time to time tragic. disorder, loss of life, and generations of negative health and wellbeing were the legacy of slavery, the plantation economic system, rural lifestyles, and poorly deliberate towns. The essays during this quantity discover this legacy in addition to contemporary advancements in expertise, learn, and medication within the South.
matters comprise normal background, slave health and wellbeing, drugs within the Civil conflict, public overall healthiness, eugenics, HIV/AIDS, environmental health and wellbeing, and the increase of analysis associations and hospitals, to call yet a number of. With 38 thematic essays, forty four topical entries, and a complete review essay, this quantity deals an authoritative connection with technology and drugs within the American South.

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Download e-book for kindle: A Cherokee Encyclopedia by Robert J. Conley

By Robert J. Conley

A Cherokee Encyclopedia is a brief reference consultant for lots of of the folks, locations, and issues attached to the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, in addition to for the opposite formally well-known Cherokee teams, the Cherokee kingdom and the jap Band of Cherokees.

From A Cherokee Encyclopedia
"Crowe, Amanda
Amanda Crowe used to be born in 1928 within the Qualla Cherokee neighborhood in North Carolina. She was once drawing and carving on the age of four and promoting her paintings at age eight. She bought her MFA from the Chicago Arts Institute in 1952 after which studied in Mexico on the Instituto Allende in San Miguel lower than a John Quincy Adams fellowship. She were clear of domestic for 12 years while the Cherokee old organization invited her again to educate artwork and woodcarving on the Cherokee highschool. . . ."

"Fields, Richard
Richard Fields used to be leader of the Texas Cherokees from 1821 till his loss of life in 1827. Assisted by way of Bowl and others, he spent a lot time in Mexico urban, first with the Spanish govt and later with the govt of Mexico, attempting to gather a transparent identify to their land. additionally they needed to deal with rumors began via white Texans concerning their meant alliances with Comanches, Tawakonis, and different Indian tribes to assault San Antonio. . . ."


Robert J. Conley is the writer of over seventy books. He has been offered the yank Indian competition of phrases Award for 2009. The Wordcraft Circle of local Writers and Storytellers named him Wordcrafter of the 12 months for 1997. Conley has received a variety of Spur Awards from the Western Writers of the United States and used to be provided with the Cherokee Medal of Honor in 2000. An enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, Conley lives together with his spouse, Evelyn, in Norman, Oklahoma.


"...A Cherokee Encyclopedia is an up to date source hugely instructed for contemporary local American reference shelves."-- Midwest e-book Review

"Robert J. Conley has supplied informal readers of heritage historians, tribal participants and non-Natives, with a concise compendium of vital Cherokee personalities, areas, and occasions from the earlier to the current. A Cherokee Encyclopedia may still function a short reference for these attracted to the tribe's background. With an intensive bibliographic essay integrated on the shut of the publication, Conley has supplied a vital, but expandable, paintings for an individual attracted to the Cherokee country and its people."-- Chronicles of Oklahoma

"The writing type of a novelist mixed with the forged study of a historian makes this encyclopedia greater than a compendium of facts....For writers this can be a useful reference. For readers it really is in truth really entertaining."-- Roundup Magazine

"...a convenient reference for these attracted to Cherokee historical past, tradition, and people."-- Southwestern ancient Quarterly

"[A Cherokee Encyclopedia] serves as a convenient reference instrument, however it is additionally a pleasure to read."-- East Texas ancient Association

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Download e-book for iPad: Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation: 2 Volumes by Mark A. Lamport,Bruce Gordon,Martin E. Marty

By Mark A. Lamport,Bruce Gordon,Martin E. Marty

The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a finished international examine of the existence and paintings of Martin Luther and the pursuits that him—in background and during this day. equipped by way of a stellar advisory board of Luther and Reformation students, the encyclopedia positive factors approximately entries that learn Luther’s lifestyles and effect around the world. The two-volume set offers overviews of fundamentals resembling the ninety five Theses in addition to extra advanced themes resembling reformational differences. Entries discover Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his impression at the church and contemporaries, his personality, and extra. The paintings additionally discusses Luther’s controversies and issues corresponding to gender, sexuality, and race. Publishing on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this can be an important reference paintings for figuring out the Reformation and its legacy today.

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