Download E-books The encyclopedia of men's health PDF

By Rothfeld G., Romaine D.

"Men within the usa face quite a lot of healthiness matters at the present time. lots of those afflictions will be avoided via way of life amendment or effectively handled if clinically determined early. The Encyclopedia of Men's wellbeing and fitness is a accomplished reference advisor to those issues. greater than six hundred A-to-Z entries speak about scientific, clinical, social, and way of life concerns, together with body structure, genetics, lifestyles span, ailments and prerequisites, drugs (including allopathic and complementary options), fertility, fatherhood, relationships with woman companions, and masses extra. Written in effortless jargon-free language, this can be an authoritative and precious source for execs and laypersons alike."--BOOK JACKET.  Read more...

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of the American Constitution PDF

By Leonard Williams Levy, Leonard W. Levy, Kenneth L. Karst, Adam Winkler

This new version admirably keeps the normal set in 1986 of delivering high quality, insightful, and thorough essays by means of prime constitutional students, legislation institution professors, judges, historians, and political scientists on sensible and theoretical subject matters facing each element of constitutional legislations within the united states, from the Constitutional conference in 1787 to the Clinton impeachment. the 1st version received the 1987 Dartmouth Medal provided via ALA's Reference and consumer prone organization and used to be distinct as one in all 4 center reference resources for a ''Bicentennial Bookshelf'' via the nationwide Endowment for the arts. In 1992, a one-volume complement was once released, masking significant constitutional advancements and judgements when you consider that 1985 in addition to subject matters passed over from the unique set. while it got here time to think about publishing a moment supplementary quantity, the editors properly determined that it'd be too unwieldy for clients to need to seek advice the most quantity plus supplementations to acquire thorough assurance of a subject. in its place, the editors opted to supply one new set, which might not just replace many current articles and canopy new issues of value but in addition contain the unique content material of the 1st version and its complement. So, for instance, John Paul Stevens is the topic of 3 consecutive essays: the unique 1986 essay, an replace in the1992 complement, and a 2000 replace. even if this association is way less complicated than requiring the reader to seem in 3 separate volumes, one needs to always remain alert to the truth that the older essays haven't themselves been revised and needs to take into account the temporal context whilst interpreting and comparing them. nonetheless, reproducing the unique essays and updating them with separate articles supply a feeling of the way the translation of occasions, courtroom judgements, and felony theories may possibly switch through the years and divulge the reader to varied viewpoints at the similar subject. members to the 1st version have been inspired to write down commentaries that expressed their very own perspectives as well as describing and reading their topics. the second one variation takes this a step extra. For a couple of debatable matters, similar to electoral districting and same-sex marriage, it presents essays by way of students with contrasting perspectives, a characteristic that might be a lot preferred via scholars writing compare-and-contrast-type essays.The moment variation includes 316 new articles, typically targeting constitutional matters coming up because 1992 (such as DNA trying out and the Internet), contemporary advancements in components nonetheless the topic of litigation and laws (abortion, affirmative motion, seek and seizure), new views on doctrinal or historic topics (taking of estate, battle powers), influential folks (primarily new best courtroom justices and President Clinton), and up to date best court docket judgements. members contain famous students corresponding to A. E. Dick Howard, Wayne R. LaFace, Catharine MacKinnon, Robert M. O'Neil, and Mark Tushnet. Articles include cross-referencing in the textual content, indicated by way of small capitals. even though this structure saves area, it's tough for someone scanning an access to note the cross-references. additionally, the choice to embed cross-references in the textual content signifies that the reader is frequently spoke of a truly large subject yet is probably not talked about a narrower yet extra proper article. for instance, gay marriage is mentioned in Sexual choice and the structure . the object incorporates a cross-reference to intercourse discrimination in the textual content yet to not the extra appropriate Same-sex marriage . See additionally references are discovered on the finish of many articles, yet articles cross-referenced in the textual content are usually not repeated. As with many reference works, the cross-referencing and notice additionally referencing are usually not as entire as one may possibly desire. for instance, there isn't any referencing among the articles intercourse criminal notification legislation and Sexual predator legislation, although the themes are heavily related.Most entries additionally include brief yet worthy bibliographies. the 1st quantity deals an alphabetical checklist of all articles and updates with authors famous, in addition to lists of individuals with their institutional affiliations and articles written. Appendixes containing historic files, a chronology of the advance of yankee constitutional legislations, a word list, and a case index, identify index, and topic index whole the set. Absent is an index for statutes. while a statute is the topic of an editorial, the statute-at-large quotation is given for it; but if a statute is pointed out within the textual content of an editorial, the quotation isn't really given. together with the quotation details in an index modeled at the case index may were valuable. except the minor flaws famous above, the second one version of Encyclopedia of the yankee structure is a masterful contribution to the reference literature. It fulfills its venture of bridging the disciplines of historical past, legislation, and politics utilizing language that's available to a combined viewers starting from high-school scholars and most people to constitutional legislation students. it is strongly recommended for public, secondary, educational, and legislation college libraries, in addition to acceptable precise libraries. RBB

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development PDF

By Sam Goldstein Ph.D., Jack A. Naglieri Ph.D. (eds.)

This significant reference paintings breaks new floor as an digital source for college students, educators, researchers, and execs. Encyclopedic in breath, textbook intensive, baby habit and improvement serves as a reference repository of data within the box in addition to a regularly up to date conduit of latest wisdom lengthy ahead of such info trickles down from study to plain textbooks. awarded in A to Z layout, the Encyclopedia of kid habit and Development comprises 3 volumes that deal with the foremost conceptual parts of kid improvement: studying, habit, and feelings. benefiting from the suggestions provided by way of the digital medium, the Encyclopedia of kid habit and Development bargains an in depth cross-referencing method that allows fast seek and retrieval of information.

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Download E-books Africa-Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations PDF

By Louis Barron

A significant other to Worldmark Yearbook 2000, this 10th version deals 4 volumes at the continents plus one at the United countries and a brand new quantity on international leaders. each one continent quantity comprises alphabetically prepared chaptersDranging from ten to 30 pagesDdescribing approximately two hundred international locations and dependencies. each one bankruptcy features a big choice of data on 50 subject matters, together with inhabitants, topography, historical past, executive, media, and a bibliography. specifically noteworthy: a few of these sections offer details no longer on hand in different geographical encyclopedias (e.g., judicial process, neighborhood govt, and libraries and museums). Compiled normally through teachers, the succinctly written articles comprise a lot present info, a few of it courting from as lately as August 2000. the quantity on leaders is mainly important, offering hard-to-find biographical details on lesser-known heads of nation. those profiles, ordinarily written or up-to-date in 2000, were culled from quite a few print and net assets. the quantity at the United international locations is an excellent prepared reference, describing the background and constitution of U.N. companies and together with important comparative statistical tables. a truly minor quibble: the rustic volumes don't include signed entries. nonetheless, this set is an exceptional resource supplying trustworthy, finished, and simply obtainable info for commonly asked reference questions. the fee will be steep for smaller libraries, yet this is often hugely steered for greater public and educational collections.

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