Jan Dirk Blom
A Dictionary of Hallucinations
A Dictionary of Hallucinations is designed to serve as a reference manual for neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, psychologists, neurologists, historians of psychiatry, general practitioners, and academics dealing professionally with concepts of hallucinations and other sensory deceptions.
The Dictionary of Hallucinations is an alphabetical listing of issues pertaining to hallucinations and other misperceptions. They can be roughly divided into five categories:
1. Definitions of individual hallucinatory symptoms
2. Medical conditions and substances associated with the mediation of hallucinations
3. Definitions of the terms hallucination and illusion by important historical authors
4. Historical figures who are known to have experienced hallucinations
5. Miscellaneous issues.
Each of the definitions of individual hallucinatory symptoms includes:
a definition of the term
its etymological origin
the year of introduction (if known)
a reference to the author or authors who introduced the term (if known)
a description of the current use
a brief explanation of the etiology and pathophysiology of the symptom at hand (if known)
references to related terms
references to the literature.
Questions Dictionary of History
From Alexander the Great to the War of the Roses – the essential classroom resource Who were the Aztecs? When was the Battle of Britain? What is the Bayeux Tapestry? The Questions Dictionary of History provides an A-Z of major events in world history.
The book provides snapshots of famous people, key facts and events and illustrations so that children can consolidate their learning. Designed for use at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, The Questions Dictionary of History will also be a very useful revision aid for older children.
Its content has been chosen to include words within the capabilities of pupils in the primary and early secondary years of schooling. All words are relevant to the teaching and learning of art in the National Curriculum. This dictionary will make a valuable addition to any classroom’s collection of basic reference books and to every school’s library of books on the subject of history.
David J. Leonard, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo
Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia
Latinos are the fastest growing population in America today. This two-volume encyclopedia traces the history of Latinos in the United States from colonial times to the present, focusing on their impact on the nation in its historical development and current culture. “Latino History and Culture” covers the myriad ethnic groups that make up the Latino population. It explores issues such as labor, legal and illegal immigration, traditional and immigrant culture, health, education, political activism, art, literature, and family, as well as historical events and developments. A-Z entries cover eras, individuals, organizations and institutions, critical events in U.S. history and the impact of the Latino population, communities and ethnic groups, and key cities and regions. Each entry includes cross references and bibliographic citations, and a comprehensive index and illustrations augment the text.
W. Jack Rink, Jeroen W. Thompson
Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods
This volume provides an overview of (1) the physical and chemical foundations of dating methods and (2) the applications of dating methods in the geological sciences, biology, and archaeology, in almost 200 articles from over 200 international authors. It will serve as the most comprehensive treatise on widely accepted dating methods in the earth sciences and related fields. No other volume has a similar scope, in terms of methods and applications and particularly time range. Dating methods are used to determine the timing and rate of various processes, such as sedimentation (terrestrial and marine), tectonics, volcanism, geomorphological change, cooling rates, crystallization, fluid flow, glaciation, climate change and evolution. The volume includes applications in terrestrial and extraterrestrial settings, the burgeoning field of molecular-clock dating and topics in the intersection of earth sciences with forensics. The content covers a broad range of techniques and applications. All major accepted dating techniques are included, as well as all major datable materials.
All Things Julius Caesar: An Encyclopedia of Caesar’s World and Legacy
Julius Caesar’s life and example have fascinated and motivated generations of people for nearly 2,000 years. This book explores the people, places, events, and institutions that helped define arguably the most famous individual in the history of Rome.