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Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology, 2 Volume Set
Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology, 2 Volume Set
From Bigfoot and the bonobo to the Central Asian wildman and winged humanoid, this volume presents over 1000 A-to-Z entries on every reported cryptid - i.e. legendary animal unknown to science - from around the world. Each entry traces the history of sightings and known habitats, including details such as: popular name; distribution; etymology;...
The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 5 Volume Set
The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 5 Volume Set

A comprehensive five-volume reference on the defining conflict of the second half of the 20th century, covering all aspects of the Cold War as it influenced events around the world.

• 1,299 entries covering all facets of the Cold War from its origins to its aftermath, including all political, diplomatic, military,...

Encyclopedia of Creation Myths
Encyclopedia of Creation Myths

A myth is a narrative projection of a given cultural group's sense of its sacred past and its significant relationship with the deeper powers of the surrounding world and universe. A myth is a projection of an aspect of a culture's soul. In its complex but revealing symbolism, a myth is to a culture what a dream is to an...

World War II: A Student Encyclopedia (5 volume set)
World War II: A Student Encyclopedia (5 volume set)
The 20th century's pivotal event, the climax of long-running animosities and aggression, and the beginning of the modern globalized world, World War II offers an infinite range of possible approaches and topics for students and teachers. Now there is a groundbreaking new reference that puts the entire scope of World War II in your...
Encyclopedia of Prophecy
Encyclopedia of Prophecy
Worldwide in scope and dating from biblical times, though its thrust is by no means exclusively religious, this encyclopedia ranges widely in its A-to-Z listing of entries. Among them are "apocalypse," "Edgar Cayce," "end of the world," "Napoleon," "premonitions," "sphinx," and...
Encyclopedia of Cryptology
Encyclopedia of Cryptology

Secret writing for the transmission of messages has been practiced for nearly 4,000 years. According to David Kahn, the great historian of cryptology, the first example of an intentionally altered message can be traced to a tomb in ancient Egypt dated about 1900 b.c. In the 40 centuries since that...

Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties under the Law (America's Freedoms)
Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties under the Law (America's Freedoms)
An innovative narrative approach combines history, politics, and legal doctrine to explore the origin and evolution of Americans' constitutional right to free speech. The First Amendment's declaration that "Congress shall make no law...abridging the Freedom of Speech" is the keystone of our democracy. However, the meaning of this freedom...
Encyclopedia of Modern Separatist Movements
Encyclopedia of Modern Separatist Movements
From Kosovo to Kashmir, from Northern Ireland to Nigeria, most conflicts in the world today are ethnic conflicts over territory. This encyclopedia covers ethnic separatism and related topics. Members of an ethnic group share a common culture and can be distinguished from members of other groups by some social characteristic such as race,...
Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment
Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment
This invaluable A-to-Z reference work presents nearly 300 entries that survey the history of prisoners of war and interned civilians from the earliest times to the present, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores such themes as famous prisoners of war throughout history, medical conditions, atrocities, escapes,...
Encyclopedia of American Indian Wars 1492-1890
Encyclopedia of American Indian Wars 1492-1890

Clashes between European powers and the indigenous peoples of the Americas began almost immediately upon the arrival of the first Europeans on the shores of the New World. Such conflict seems inevitable in retrospect, and perhaps it should have been expected at the outset as well. The great disparity between the two cultures,...

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

Any folklorist who saw the 1998 Columbia Pictures film Urban Legend will probably remember the library scene for its depiction of one aspect of folklore research. In this scene the beautiful student Natalie (played by Alicia Witt) suspects that recent campus mayhem was inspired by urban legends, the same kind of stories...

Programming the VIC
Programming the VIC
Programming the VIC picks up where other programming guides leave off. It covers virtually every aspect of the VIC-20, from simple BASIC commands to complex machine language techniques, and every explanation is written with clarity and style. The result? A comprehensive book, easy to read and...
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