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King Zeno: A Novel
King Zeno: A Novel

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and a Paris Review Staff Pick

A January Pick by Salon, Town and Country, Southern Living, and LA Magazine

New Orleans, 1918. The birth of jazz, the Spanish flu, an ax murderer on the loose. The lives of a...

Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Middle America and the Caribbean
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Middle America and the Caribbean
Over 153 million people live in the Middle American and Caribbean culture areas, which are divided primarily between the Middle American mainland cultures and the Caribbean cultures of the West Indian islands and Bermuda.

Middle America is the region south of the United States and north of South America. It includes Mexico and Central
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Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South Asia
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South Asia
Contemplation of the huge numbers of people now living in South Asia prompts me to point out that this volume deals with about 20 percent of the world's population (which stood at almost 5 billion in 1986, the year in which the population of South Asia passed the 1 billion mark). The rough geographic limits encompassing this mass of people and...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 1: North America
Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 1: North America
This volume covers the cultures of Canada, Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat), and the United States of America. Greenland, although administratively linked to Denmark, is included here because its native inhabitants, the Inuit, are related culturally to the Inuit of Canada. For the same reason, the cultures of Hawaii are covered in the Oceania volume,...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures Vol 9 : Africa
Encyclopedia of World Cultures Vol 9 : Africa
The peoples of Africa may be classified according to several criteria, probably the oldest of which is race. Africa is occupied by members of the Negroid race, the most numerous; then by members of the Caucasoid race, mainly in northern and southern Africa; the Mongoloid race (in Madagascar); and by the so-called Bushmanoid and Pygmoid races or...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Oceania
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Oceania
Ifyou turn a globe just so, all you can see is the Pacific Ocean, the earth's largest geographic feature. Its estimated area of some 181 million square kilometers is greater than that of all of the world's land areas combined; however, even when Aus. tralia is included, the Pacific contains only about 9 million square kilometers of dry land. The...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Europe (Encyclopedia of World Cultures)
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Europe (Encyclopedia of World Cultures)
Europe is in tremendous flux. Political boundaries and designations are changing with dizzying speed. Population mobility is altering the human landscape in astonishing and unpredictable ways. To publish this volume on European cultures at this particular historical juncture provides both a wonderful opportunity to offer a much-needed resource to...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South America
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: South America
This volume addresses the cultures of South America south of Panama. As the fourth-largest continent and the southernmost part of the New World land masses, South America encompasses 17,814,435 square kilometers. The continent is politically divided into twelve sovereign republics-Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Russia and Eurasia/China
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Russia and Eurasia/China
This project began in 1987 with the goal of assembling a basic reference source that provides accurate, clear, and concise descriptions of the cultures of the world. We wanted to be as comprehensive and authoritative as possible: comprehensive, by providing descriptions of all the cultures of each region of the world or by describing a...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: East and Southeast Asia
Encyclopedia of World Cultures: East and Southeast Asia
This project began in 1987 with the goal of assembling a basic reference source that provides accurate, clear, and concise descriptions of the cultures of the world. We wanted to be as comprehensive and authoritative as possible: comprehensive, by providing descriptions of all the cultures of each region of the world or by describing a...
Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Encyclopedia of World Cultures
This volume, with one hundred new articles, supplements the award-winning 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Cultures, which was also organized and prepared by the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University, and published by G. K. Hall/Macmillan Library Reference between 1991 and 1996. The volume includes three kinds of entries. One kind is...
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days, Professional Reference
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 Days, Professional Reference
"Wordy and plodding, but a nicely paced introduction to the Visual Basic world."

This book has all the earmarks of a series designed in-house. This is a bad thing. It means the book contains elements that obviously are the result of compromises made by people sitting through endless meetings and eventually settling on the...

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