By Carl Sifakis
This can be a new version of an encyclopaedia within which Sifakis (freelance author, former crime reporter and long-time pupil of equipped crime) finds what the Mafia is, its function in equipped crime, and its significant avid gamers, earlier and current. It has four hundred entries and ninety five black and white photos.
By Drs. Hanneke J. G. Baretta-Bekker (auth.), Drs. Hanneke J. G. Baretta-Bekker, Prof. Dr. Egbert K. Duursma, Dr. Bouwe R. Kuipers
Marine technological know-how at the present time is a space of fast growth. medical task is in creasing, and increasingly more scientists are thinking about a number of of its disciplines. For a radical realizing of the marine setting, for its exploration, exploitation, and administration, historical past wisdom of multiple self-discipline is needed. a transparent desire as a result exists for a concise mul tidisciplinary oceanographic encyclopedia. The initiative for this e-book used to be taken via the Netherlands Institute of Sea examine, NIOZ, Texel, a multidisciplinary institute, based in 1876. the second one variation of this Encyclopedia comprises a few 1980 entries, 210 of which in (bio)chemistry, 330 in (bio)physics, 350 in geology, and 970 in biolo gy, whereas the rest one hundred twenty are basic phrases, with 60 on oceanographic expe ditions. innovations, terminology, and strategies of many of the disciplines are in short defined and, particularly within the description of marine techniques, the e-book attempts to be greater than a thesaurus or a dictionary. It makes an attempt to supply a succinct review of the main themes in marine technological know-how. scholars, lecturers and scientists in addition to laymen may perhaps use it to discover an evidence of oceanographic phrases outdoors their very own fields. The manuscript of the 1st edi tion used to be learn by means of a number of power clients, whose reviews were used to enhance and make clear the descriptions. the second one version has benefited from the reviews by way of a number of reviewers.
By Sydney Brenner, Jeffrey H. Miller
The Encyclopedia of Genetics presents the main entire and authoritative insurance of genetics ever released. Dr. Sydney Brenner, the 2002 Nobel Prize winner for body structure or medication, and Professor Jeffrey H. Miller of UCLA have amassed the world's best geneticists to give a contribution to this striking assortment. diversified info is compiled right into a unmarried, entire resource, containing a transparent presentation of state-of-the-art wisdom. Easy-to-use and well-organized, the Encyclopedia of Genetics is a useful reference paintings for everybody from the tutorial researcher to the expert layperson. The Encyclopedia provides:* finished assurance: at four volumes and over 1,700 entries this is often the most important Genetics reference paintings presently on hand* entire, updated info* preliminary on-line entry to the web model, together with absolutely searchable textual content and diverse links to comparable websites* Cross-references to similar articles in the Encyclopedia* 2800 pages; two-color printing all through textual content and figures; colour plate sections additionally integrated
By August Fr. Pauly, Georg Wissowa, Wilhelm Kroll