The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and Revolvers

The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and Revolvers
Author: A.E. Hartink
Publsiher: Chartwell Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN: 9780785815198
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and Revolvers Book Excerpt:

This extensive and useful encyclopedia is specially written for sport shooters, weapons collectors, and government officials. Inside readers will find: an extensive glossary of technical terms and types of ammunition, complete with full color illustrations Information on arms manufacturers and makes of pistols from around the world; detailed descriptions of each weapon, often accompanied by its history and development Information on handguns of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty first centuries; an extensive index to help readers find specific weapons or subjects; and hundreds of color photographs of pistols and revolvers. Listed in alphabetical order by manufacturer, the principal data for individual guns is given, along with extensive information on the development of each weapon. The book addresses all the technical terminology, such as the locking and safety systems of pistols and revolvers, as well as information on handgun ammunition. Readers will find all the important models listed in this reference book.

Pistols of the World

Pistols of the World
Author: Ian V. Hogg,John S. Weeks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1978
ISBN: 9780891410683
Category: Pistols
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pistols of the World

Pistols of the World
Author: Ian Vernon Hogg (Journalist, Great Britain),John Weeks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1978
ISBN: 9780969048671
Category: Pistols
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers Volume Three M S

The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers  Volume Three M S
Author: Susan Hall
Publsiher: WildBlue Press
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 1952225337
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers Volume Three M S Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive reference guide to male and female serial killers from throughout world history. The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is the most comprehensive set of its kind in the history of true crime publishing. Written and compiled by Susan Hall, the four-volume set has more than 1600 entries of male and female serial killers from around the world. Defined by the FBI as a person who murders 3 or more people over a period of time with a hiatus of weeks or months between murders, serial killers have walked among us from the dawn of time as these books will demonstrate. While the entries to these volumes will continue to grow—the FBI estimates that there are at least fifty serial killers operating in the United States at any given time—The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is as complete as possible through the end of 2017. The series continues with Volume Three, M-S. The entries include the Machete Murderer Juan Vallejo Corona, Maranhão Boy Mutilator Francisco das Chagas, Night Stalker Richard Ramirez, Rostov Ripper Andrei Romanovych Chikatilo, and Genesee River Killer Arthur John Shawcross. You will find these killers and approximately 475 others in this third book in the series of The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers.

New International Encyclopedia

New International Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1916
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Children s World Encyclopedia

Children   s World Encyclopedia
Author: S.Chand Experts
Publsiher: S. Chand Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 8121934591
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s World Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Children's Encyclopedia (Interest range 10+years) is available in one volume. A wonderful cross -curriculum book providing thousands of facts about the world around us and people who live in it. This is 'A new range of Encyclopedia' from a popular focus o

The World Encyclopedia of Christmas

The World Encyclopedia of Christmas
Author: Gerry Bowler
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN: 1551996073
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Encyclopedia of Christmas Book Excerpt:

At last, a truly comprehensive look at Christmas and all of its customs with its long history around the world. The World Encyclopedia of Christmas contains articles on the history of Christmas baking, drinking, and merrymaking, and Christmas dramas, music, literature, art, and films. It includes entries on the evolution of the Christmas tree and the Christmas card, gift-giving, and decoration of church and home. There are profiles of the many gift-bringers, from Santa Claus to Babouschka, and miraculous tales of the numerous saints associated with the season. And there are histories of seasonal celebrations and folk customs around the world, from the United States to Japan, from Egypt to Iceland. Who, for example, knew the links between the Punch and Judy show and Christmas? That the medieval Paradise tree hung with tempting apples was the forerunner of the Christmas tree? About the Peerie Guizers, who terrorized the Shetland Islands, going door-to-door for Christmas charity? Or what Freudians make of our interest in Christmas stockings and Santa’s entrance through the chimney? There are detailed accounts of Wren Boys and Star Boys, mumming and wassailing, the Feast of Fools and the origins of eggnog. And of course stories of the Nativity and legends of the Magi. With beautifully illustrated accounts ranging from the pagan roots of Yuletide, through the birth of Christ, and the long and fascinating history of the festival ever since, The World Encyclopedia of Christmas, is a rich and continually surprising array of religious and secular history, trivia, literature, and art. This wonderful book deserves to find a home with every family that celebrates Christmas.

International Encyclopedia of Military History

International Encyclopedia of Military History
Author: James C. Bradford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1600
Release: 2004-12
ISBN: 1135950342
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Military History Book Excerpt:

With its impressive breadth of coverage – both geographically and chronologically – the International Encyclopedia of Military History is the most up-to-date and inclusive A-Z resource on military history. From uniforms and military insignia worn by combatants to the brilliant military leaders and tacticians who commanded them, the campaigns and wars to the weapons and equipment used in them, this international and multi-cultural two-volume set is an accessible resource combining the latest scholarship in the field with a world perspective on military history.

Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
Author: Kelly M. Elkins
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN: 0429845995
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemistry/Forensic Science Forensic chemistry is a subdiscipline of forensic science, its principles guide the analyses performed in modern forensic laboratories. Forensic chemistry’s roots lie in medico-legal investigation, toxicology and microscopy and have since led the development of modern forensic analytic techniques and practices for use in a variety of applications. Introduction to Forensic Chemistry is the perfect balance of testing methods and application. Unlike other competing books on the market, coverage is neither too simplistic, nor overly advanced making the book ideal for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses. The book introduces chemical tests, spectroscopy, advanced spectroscopy, and chromatography to students. The second half of the book addresses applications and methods to analyze and interpret controlled substances, trace evidence, questioned documents, firearms, explosives, environmental contaminants, toxins, and other topics. The book looks at innovations in the field over time including the latest development of new discernible chemical reactions, instrumental tools, methods, and more. Key features: Nearly 300 full-color figures illustrating key concepts and over 20 case studies Addresses all the essential topics without extraneous or overly advanced coverage Includes full pedagogy of chapter objectives, key terms, lab problems, end of chapter questions, and additional readings to emphasize key learning points Includes chemical structures and useful spectra as examples Fulfils the forensic chemistry course requirement in FEPAC-accredited programs Includes a chapter on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) materials Comprehensive and accessible, without being overly technical, Introduction to Forensic Chemistry will be a welcome addition to the field and an ideal text designed for both the student user and professor in mind. Course ancillaries including an Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank and chapter PowerPoint® lecture slides are available with qualified course adoption.

The World s Encyclopedia of Wonders and Curiosities of Nature and Art Science and Literature

The World s Encyclopedia of Wonders and Curiosities of Nature and Art  Science and Literature
Author: John Platts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 958
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Encyclopedia of Terrorism

International Encyclopedia of Terrorism
Author: Martha Crenshaw,John Pimlott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN: 1135919739
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Terrorism Book Excerpt:

This timely reference book places the growing 20th century phenomenon of terrorism in an historical context. Starting with the use of assassination in Ancient Greece and including the recent bombing of the American military complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, this encyclopedia covers the globe in its presentation of all aspects of terrorism: history, theories of, types of, and responses to, as well methods and techniques. There is a chronology of major terrorist events from 1945, an A to Z listing of terrorist groups and leaders, a select bibliography, and indexes (general, name, and geographical).

Germany in the Great War

Germany in the Great War
Author: Joshua Bilton
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Military
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-28
ISBN: 1473876915
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Germany in the Great War Book Excerpt:

For the Central Powers, 1916 was a year of trial and error, of successes and failures, of innovation and of drastic changes. Tactics developed, while war aims mutated to suit the inertia of trench warfare. Advances were effectively countered with the development of new weaponry, or indeed aided by their inclusion. Across all fronts, whether at home or in Poland, citizens and soldiers alike stood fast against Entente forces. On the Western Front, bitter fighting continued apace. To the east the armies of Austro-Hungary, Germany and Bulgaria battled Entente forces. Meanwhile at sea, the German High Seas Fleet ambushed the Royal Navy off the coast of Denmark. On the Home Front, the poor harvest of 1916, coupled with a lack of transport, led to a winter of stark deprivation. As a consequence, the German government introduced what was effectively a system of rationing entitled, ‘sharing scarcity.’ While to the south, Ottoman forces fought Allied soldiers for control of Kut and Erzurum, a fortified trading port in eastern Turkey. Germany in the Great War: Verdun & Somme is the third publication in a five-part series. In addition to the author’s introduction and a chronology of events, five hundred contemporary photographs, many of which have never before been published in this country, are included.

A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing

A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing
Author: D.R. Woolf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1096
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN: 1134820054
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Global Encyclopedia of Historical Writing Book Excerpt:

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Kidnapping and Abduction

Kidnapping and Abduction
Author: Brian John Heard
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN: 1482228165
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kidnapping and Abduction Book Excerpt:

Terrorist groups and organized crime cartels pose an increasing threat of kidnapping throughout many regions in the word. At the same time, international travel has become more commonplace for both business and leisure purposes. Kidnapping and Abduction: Minimizing the Threat and Lessons in Survival provides a practical guide on the precautions tra

The International Encyclopedia of Geography

The International Encyclopedia of Geography
Author: Douglas Richardson,Noel Castree,Michael F. Goodchild,Audrey Kobayashi,Weidong Liu,Richard A. Marston
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 8217
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0470659637
Category: Geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2003
ISBN: 0195139771
Category: Linguistics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Encyclopedia of Social Policy

International Encyclopedia of Social Policy
Author: Tony Fitzpatrick,Huck-ju Kwon,Nick Manning,James Midgley,Gillian Pascall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1688
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN: 1136610049
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Social Policy Book Excerpt:

Available in paperback for the first time, this milestone work offers an in-depth treatment of all aspects of the discipline and practice of social policy globally. Supported by a distinguished international advisory board, the editors have compiled almost 900,000 words across 734 entries written by 284 leading specialists to provide authoritative coverage of concepts, policy actors, welfare institutions and services along a series of national, regional and transnational dimensions. Also included are biographical entries on major policy makers and shapers. The editors have particularly striven to provide strong coverage of differing geographical and cultural traditions so that the variety of social policy, as both an academic discipline and a domain of governance, is reflected. Contributors draw in and make the necessary connections with social policy's associated disciplines to provide a rich picture of this vast and highly diverse field. Comprehensive and authoritative, the Encyclopedia has sought to open up rather than to foreclose the numerous areas in which there is on-going research, debate and, sometimes, serious disagreement and divergence in theory and practice. To this end, entries attempt to introduce a core or common ground of understanding before moving on to a wider discussion of debates regarding different conceptual and geographical approaches. The whole is integrated by cross-referencing and each entry includes a bibliography for further reading. There is a full index. The International Encyclopedia of Social Policy provides the most substantial mapping of the international study and practice of social policy to date and will stand as a vital storehouse of knowledge for many years to come.

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 7242
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN: 0081022964
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography Book Excerpt:

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Second Edition embraces diversity by design and captures the ways in which humans share places and view differences based on gender, race, nationality, location and other factors—in other words, the things that make people and places different. Questions of, for example, politics, economics, race relations and migration are introduced and discussed through a geographical lens. This updated edition will assist readers in their research by providing factual information, historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, reviews of literature, and provocative topical discussions that will stimulate creative thinking. Presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage on the topic of human geography Contains extensive scope and depth of coverage Emphasizes how geographers interact with, understand and contribute to problem-solving in the contemporary world Places an emphasis on how geography is relevant in a social and interdisciplinary context

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture
Author: David A. Gerstner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN: 1136761810
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture Book Excerpt:

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture covers gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) life and culture post-1945, with a strong international approach to the subject. The scope of the work is extremely comprehensive, with entries falling into the broad categories of Dance, Education, Film, Health, Homophobia, the Internet, Literature, Music, Performance, and Politics. Slang is also covered. The international contributors come from a wide array of backgrounds: scholars, journalists, artists, doctors, scientists, lawyers, activists, and an enormous range of ideologies and points of view are represented. Major entries provide in-depth information and consider the intellectual and cultural implications of their subjects in a global context. Information is completely up-to-date, including full coverage and analysis of such current or ongoing issues as same-sex marriage/civil union and the international AIDS epidemic. Additionally, there are important appendices covering international sodomy laws and archival institutions, which will be of great value to researchers. The Encyclopedia is fully cross-referenced and many entries carry a bibliography. Where possible internet references have been given and there is a full index. The combination of its wide scope, determined international coverage and appendices make the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture a uniquely ambitious work and an extremely rich source of information. It is a priority addition for all libraries serving scholars and students with an interest in GLBTQ culture, history and politics across the disciplines.

International Encyclopedia of Political Science

International Encyclopedia of Political Science
Author: Bertrand Badie,Dirk Berg-Schlosser,Leonardo Morlino
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 4032
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN: 1452266492
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Political Science Book Excerpt:

Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial With entries from leading international scholars from around the world, this eight-volume encyclopedia offers the widest possible coverage of key areas both regionally and globally. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, recognizing the theoretical and cultural pluralism of our approaches and including findings from the far corners of the world. The eight volumes cover every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order, and a list of entries by subject area appears in the front of each volume for ease of use. The encyclopedia contains a detailed index as well as extensive bibliographical references. Filling the need for an exhaustive overview of the empirical findings and reflections on politics, this reference resource is suited for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to be informed effectively and quickly on their field of study, for scholars seeking information on relevant research findings in their area of specialization or in related fields, and for lay readers who may lack a formal background in political science but have an interest in the field nonetheless. The International Encyclopedia of Political Science provides an essential, authoritative guide to the state of political science at the start of the 21st century and for decades to come, making it an invaluable resource for a global readership, including researchers, students, citizens, and policy makers. The encyclopedia was developed in partnership with the International Political Science Association. Key Themes: Case and Area Studies Comparative Politics, Theory, and Methods Democracy and Democratization Economics Epistemological Foundations Equality and Inequality Gender and Race/Ethnicity International Relations Local Government Peace, War, and Conflict Resolution People and Organizations Political Economy Political Parties Political Sociology Public Policy and Administration Qualitative Methods Quantitative Methods Religion