DICTIONARIES / ENCYCLOPEDIAS
The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (4th edition)
Covering all branches of pure and applied mathematics, including algebra, geometry, mechanics, and statistics, The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics is invaluable for students at the high school or university level. It is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians, scientists of all kinds, and anyone else who uses mathematics in the course of daily work.
Handbook of Medieval Studies: Terms Methods Trends
This interdisciplinary handbook provides extensive information about research in medieval studies and its most important results over the last decades. The handbook is a reference work which enables the readers to quickly and purposely gain insight into the important research discussions and to inform themselves about the current status of research in the field. The handbook consists of four parts. The first, large section offers articles on all of the main disciplines and discussions of the field.
Personality Disorders (Encyclopedia of Psychological Disorders) (Scan)
– A groundbreaking series that provides information on the history, causes and effects of, and treatment and therapies for problems affecting the human mind – Each volume is written specifically for young adults – Developed in consultation with the American Psychiatric Press (APP) – Includes the APP’s diagnostic criteria for each disorder, a glossary of technical terms used in the book, and an index – This informative series enhances the young adult’s comprehension of what a mental illness is and the conditions it entails.
Anne Runehov, Lluis Oviedo
Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions
“To all who love the God with a 1000 names and respect science”
In the last quarter century, the academic field of Science and Theology (Religion) has attracted scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. The question is, which disciplines are attracted and what do these disciplines have to contribute to the debate? In order to answer this question, the encyclopedia maps the (self)-identified disciplines and religious traditions that participate or might come to participate in the Science and Religion debate. This is done by letting each representative of a discipline and tradition answer specific chosen questions. They also need to identify the discipline in relation to the Science and Religion debate. Understandably representatives of several disciplines and traditions answered in the negative to this question. Nevertheless, they can still be important for the debate; indeed, scholars and scientists who work in the field of Science and Theology (Religion) may need knowledge beyond their own specific discipline. Therefore the encyclopedia also includes what are called general entries. Such entries may explain specific theories, methods, and topics. The general aim is to provide a starting point for new lines of inquiry. It is an invitation for fresh perspectives on the possibilities for engagement between and across sciences (again which includes the social and human sciences) and religions and theology. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work for scholars interested in the topic of ‘Science and Religion.’ It covers the widest spectrum possible of academic disciplines and religious traditions worldwide, with the intent of laying bare similarities and differences that naturally emerge within and across disciplines and religions today. The A–Z format throughout affords easy and user-friendly access to relevant information. Additionally, a systematic question-answer format across all Sciences and Religions entries affords efficient identification of specific points of agreement, conflict, and disinterest across and between sciences and religions. The extensive cross-referencing between key words, phrases, and technical language used in the entries facilitates easy searches. We trust that all of the entries have something of value for any interested reader.
Gary R. VandenBos,
APA Concise Dictionary of Psychology
An invaluable and reliable source, “”The APA Concise Dictionary of Psychology”” answers the needs of the ever-increasing number of thoughtful readers from all walks of life who are interested in the ways that psychological science and knowledge cast light on the issues of everyday living.This abridged version of the landmark, critically acclaimed “”APA Dictionary of Psychology”” maintains all the best features of the parent dictionary, including 10,000 entries offering clear and authoritative definitions – including many revised and updated from the parent dictionary; balanced coverage of over 90 subareas across the field of psychology – including clinical, experimental, neuropsychology, cognitive, personality, social, developmental, health, research methodology, and many others; and, thousands of incisive cross-references that deepen the user’s understanding of related topics. This is a Quick Guide to Use that explains stylistic and formal features at a glance. It includes appendixes listing major figures in the history of psychology and psychological therapies and approaches.