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A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia should prove especially valuable to those readers "as yet enversed in reading and appreciating Faulkner's work," including high school and college students, their instructors, and ambitious readers-for-pleasure eager to hazard the challenges and delights of a formidable literary figure. Even the seasoned Faulkner teacher and/or scholar, however, will find much of use here....Credit is due to Hamblin an...

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An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia

F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the most challenging authors of American literature. He is known internationally as the author of The Great Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary classic studied by high school students and scholars alike. But Fitzgerald was an amazingly productive writer despite numerous personal and professional difficulties. From the beginning of his literary career with the publication of This Side of Paradise ...

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A Hausa-English Dictionary

“Professor Newman has devoted his life to Hausa linguistics, and he is the ideal author to create this dictionary. This book makes a very important contribution to the field of Hausa language, linguistics, and cultural studies.”―Beverly Mack, The University of Kansas “The definitions are remarkably clear and concise. This totally new work is sure to become the dictionary of choice for Hausa language scholars and students at all level...

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Britannica Student Encyclopedia

I love this little encyclopedia set so far. The graphic format is very straightforward, nothing flashy to distract kids from the relevant info. The books are relatively small and light, easy to open and browse. Paragraphs are short and seem to be well written for young audiences. I can't speak much to content because my experience is too limited, but I am definitely looking forward to putting this set through its paces with Grade 1-3...

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 7th Edition

Nicely produced book. We got it for our 16- year-old daughter. Although you get can get the same type of information online, it's still nice to have as a reference book that recommends some good movies. Great thing to have if you're trying to decide what to watch or rent some night. Very helpful for kids who are trying out to expand their knowledge of movies beyond the most recent films.

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Visual Timeline of Inventions

Traces the history of inventions throughout time, from 3500 BC to the technological advances of today, in an indispensible guide that provides students with a vast array of essential information and makes learning enjoyable.

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Drawn After Nature: The Complete Botanical Watercolours of the 16th-Century Libri Picturati

For over 300 years, the Preussische Staatsbibliothek in Berlin held a most remarkable collection of botanical watercolours. They were catalogued as part of the library's illustrated manuscripts, or Libri Picturati. These magnificent works of art, rich in colour and detail, were made in the second half of the 16th century in the southern part of the Low Countries. During World War II, however, they were split among various locations. ...

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Survive: Snow Country

Bruce is well known in the field and his writing style will appeal to the professional and non-professional alike. His coverage is up to date with the latest findings in the avalanche field. A must have book for anyone venturing in to the backcountry in winter.

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (10 Volume Set)

This encyclopedia is a leading resource written by leading philosophers and scholars. It is indispensible for researchers and students who need to refer to a philosophical topic or a great thinker and their thought. It is also good for the casual reader who may be interested in philosophy and wishes to learn more about the subject. The encyclopedia is very comprehensive and covers all the main areas of philosophy as well as both East...