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Encyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances
Encyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances

It seems as though every day brings a new pill or potion claiming to restore mental alertness or improve memory. While many of these claims are based on factual information, many others are not. This encyclopedia of foods and drugs that are believed to improve mental performance contains information on nearly 400 nutrients, herbs, and drugs,...

Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking
Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking

Unlike traditional animation techniques that use specialized 3D animation software, machinima--a term derived from the words "machine" and "cinema"--records the action in real-time interactive 3D environments, such as those found in video games, to create a cinematic production. No longer solely the province of hard-core...

The Role of Sarbanes-Oxley and ISO 9001 in Corporate Management: A Plan for Integration of Governance and Operations
The Role of Sarbanes-Oxley and ISO 9001 in Corporate Management: A Plan for Integration of Governance and Operations

At the turn of the 21st century, corporate scandals at major companies like Enron, Tyco International, and WorldCom cost investors billions of dollars and shook public confidence in the securities market. In 2002, in direct response to these scandals, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a sweeping set of new standards for the operation of...

Word Parts Dictionary: Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms
Word Parts Dictionary: Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms

This dictionary is based on word parts — those prefixes, suffixes, com¬ bining forms and roots which show up repeatedly to form words — and is meant to be used in conjunction with a standard dictionary and a thesaurus. It can help to retrieve words only dimly remembered, or it can lead to specific new words which otherwise...

The BMW 5 Series and X5: A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972-2008
The BMW 5 Series and X5: A History of Production Cars and Tuner Specials, 1972-2008

In the late 1960s racer and businessman Gordon Spice familiarized himself with the Nürburgring using a rented BMW 2002. He went through a couple of sets of tires and three sets of brake pads during the exercise and covered the cost of such consumables by charging folks to ride with him! The rental company was somewhat puzzled by the fact...

American Cars, 1960-1972: Every Model, Year by Year
American Cars, 1960-1972: Every Model, Year by Year

The automotive industry underwent great change in the 1960s and the early 1970s. The continuing trend toward market consolidation, the proliferation of sizes and nameplates, and the "need for speed" characterized this period, loosely labeled as the muscle car era.

This is an exhaustive reference work to American
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Encyclopedia of Capitol Punishment in the United States
Encyclopedia of Capitol Punishment in the United States
The second edition of this encyclopedia builds upon the first by, among other things, including material that reflects alterations in capital punishment laws. Since the first edition appeared in 2001, the United States Supreme Court has issued more than forty opinions addressing capital punishment issues and, when necessary, state and federal...
Persons, Souls and Death: A Philosophical Investigation of an Afterlife
Persons, Souls and Death: A Philosophical Investigation of an Afterlife

Awareness of mortality is the price of intelligent consciousness. This book argues that a person is essentially an immaterial subject of conscious states who, though intimately linked by causal ties to the body, is nevertheless distinct from it. The book also examines apparently paranormal occurrences supporting the belief that some persons...

Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988: A Complete Reference Guide
Classic Home Video Games, 1985-1988: A Complete Reference Guide

More than any other companies in the history of electronic gaming, Nintendo, Sega, and later Sony established video games as a lifestyle, a hobby that would endure beyond the “video game craze” of the ’70s. Following the Great Implosion of ’83, as the Age of Atari crumbled, game console and software sales tanked and...

Musical Groups in the Movies, 1929-1970
Musical Groups in the Movies, 1929-1970

Hundreds of musical groups have appeared in at least one film from 1929 through 1970. This is a reference book devoted to these groups. Most entries include a brief description of the musical group, a list of the main singers or performers and, when available, a list of the songs performed in each film. One appendix lists popular British...

The American International Pictures Video Guide
The American International Pictures Video Guide
American International released a tide of low-budget, sensationalistic films aimed at the teenage audience, finding its greatest success in the horror genre. This is a comprehensive guide to AIP movies that are or have been available in home viewing formats such as DVD and VHS. A brief history of the company, which produced movies from the 1950s...
Library World Records, second edition
Library World Records, second edition
"This fascinating second edition of Library World Records...celebrates all aspects of library life, and lists the various world records in an orderly index that only a librarian could create...more than simply a comprehensive list of records: it is woven together with a strong and poignant sense of library history." --London...
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