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Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography

Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography is the definitive reference work for this important popular form of music that flourished from the 1890s through the 1920s, and was one of the key predecessors of jazz. It collects for the first time entries on all the important composers and performers, and descriptions of their works; a complete listing of all known published ragtime compositions, even those self-published and...

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Science in the Early Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia

The first A–Z resource on the history of science from 1900 to 1950 examining the dynamic between science and the social, political, and cultural forces of the era. • Over 200 A–Z entries on the key scientific discoveries, thinkers, practices, and political and cultural influences of the period • Over 80 photographs of important scientists and events, including Marie Curie at work in the laboratory where she isolated pure Radium, Clar...

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Cicero, on Pompey's Command (de Imperio), 27-49

In republican times, one of Rome's deadliest enemies was King Mithridates of Pontus. In 66 BCE, after decades of inconclusive struggle, the tribune Manilius proposed a bill that would give supreme command in the war against Mithridates to Pompey the Great, who had just swept the Mediterranean clean of another menace: the pirates. While powerful aristocrats objected to the proposal, which would endow Pompey with unprecedented powers, ...

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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...