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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask. The law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions come up daily. When they do, turn to Nolo’s Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, a handy, information-packed desk reference. Written by Nolo’s expert team of attorneys, this book answers more than 1,000 of the most frequently asked questions about everyday legal issues, including: Credit & d...

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Law and Politics: A Cross-Cultural Encyclopedia

Contains some 120 entries ranging from abandonment and family law to ownership and war. Alphabetically arranged, each entry provides a definition, background information and, in most cases, an illustrative example taken from US law and a contrasting example taken from the legal system of another cul

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The Routledge Dictionary of Performance and Contemporary Theatre

The Routledge Dictionary of Contemporary Theatre and Performance provides the first authoritative alphabetical guide to the theatre and performance of the last 30 years. Conceived and written by one of the foremost scholars and critics of theatre in the world, it literally takes us from Activism to Zapping, analysing everything along the way from Body Art and the Flashmob to Multimedia and the Postdramatic. What we think of as 'perfo...

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Encyclopedia of Education Law (2 Volume Set)

CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "A welcome addition to any public or academic library, this set would also be of use in a law library where educational law might need to be explored and reviewed at a more basic level than other legal texts." ―Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY "Smaller educational legal summaries exist, and a couple of texts deal with Supreme Court cases about education, but t...

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Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Second Edition

Succinct yet comprehensive coverage of the most important terms, acronyms, and definitions made the first edition of the Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering a bestseller. Recent advances in many disciplines of this rapidly growing field have made necessary a new edition of this must-have reference. This authoritative lexicon includes more than 1500 additional terms, now supplying more than 11,000 total terms gathered b...

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Encyclopedia of American Film Serials

From their heyday in the 1910s to their lingering demise in the 1950s, American film serials delivered excitement in weekly installments for millions of moviegoers, despite minuscule budgets, nearly impossible shooting schedules and the disdain of critics. Early heroines like Pearl White, Helen Holmes and Ruth Roland broke gender barriers and ruled the screen. Through both world wars, such serials as Spy Smasher and Batman were vehic...

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Dictionary of the British English Spelling System

This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It's a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother tongue of their students. It will be particularly useful to those wishing to produce well-designed materials for teaching initial literacy via phonics, for teaching English as a foreign or second language, and for teacher traini...

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A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese: Core Vocabulary for Learners

A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, providing a list of the 5,000 words and the 2,000 Chinese characters (simplified) most commonly used in the language. Based on a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-...

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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy’s...