R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M. Shoja
Bergman’s Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation

Building on the strength of the previous two editions, Bergman’s Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation is the third installment of the classic human anatomical reference launched by Dr. Ronald Bergman. With both new and updated entries, and now illustrated in full color, the encyclopedia provides an even more comprehensive reference on human variation for anatomists, anthropologists, physicians, surgeons, medical personnel, and all students of anatomy.
Developed by a team of editors with extensive records publishing on both human variation and normal human anatomy, Bergman’s Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation is the long awaited update to this classic reference.

Jamie Stokes, Anthony Gorman, Andrew Newman
Encyclopedia of The Peoples of Africa and the Middle East

“Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East” is a new two-volume A-to-Z reference to the history and culture of the peoples of Africa and the Middle East. This fascinating resource includes about 1,400 entries on the major peoples that have maintained a cultural identity in the area – from ancient to modern times – summarizing their history, migration, culture, belief system, social organization, and relationship to other peoples. Students will find entries on the Assyrians and the Asante, as well as entries on ‘Iraqis: nationality’ and ‘Ghanaians: nationality’, describing who they are today with cross-references to the various ancestral peoples.It includes: Armenians; Bantu; Berber; Dinka; Egyptians; Fulani; Greeks; Hittites; Iraqis: nationality; Jews; Khoikhoi; Kurds; Ottoman; Persians; Phoenicians; and, South Africans: nationality.

Gale Group
Encyclopedia of Population

Population means more than people, births, and deaths. Population studies measure how people live, the environment they live in, and the resources to support life. The 336 articles in the Encyclopedia of Population discuss topics as varied as Divorce, Immigration, Land use, and Prehistoric populations.

A topical outline provides a thematic view of the encyclopedia’s content, which ranges from population theory to the cultural and political aspects of population. Each entry is 500 to 1,000 words in length, contains a bibliography, and is signed by one of 278 authors all published scholars from around the world. Among the longer entries are Climate change and population; Diseases, infectious; and Sexuality in humans. As is expected within the field of population, many charts, tables, and graphs accompany the text, including several in an appendix. Biographical entries on 60 individuals whose work was important in the development of population studies–for example, Thomas Malthus, Karl Marx, and Margaret Sanger are included. Finding aids include an alphabetical list of articles, see and see also references, and an extensive index.

Margalit Finkelberg
The Homer Encyclopedia, 3 Volume Set

The Homer Encyclopedia represents the first comprehensive reference work encompassing the world and artistry of Homer, the historical and cultural background of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homeric scholarship, and Homeric reception from antiquity to the present.
Represents the first encyclopedia on Homer ever published
Features contributions from 130 recent and established Homeric scholars
Covers Homeric scholarship and reception from antiquity to the present
1360 entries supplying information on every aspect of the Homeric poems

Mark W Denny and Steve Gaines
Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (Encyclopedias of the Natural World)

Tidepools and rocky shores are among the most physically stressful environments on earth. When the tide is high, waves can sweep over plants and animals at velocities as high as 60 miles per hour, while at low tide, the same organisms dry up and bake in the sun. Yet despite this seeming inhospitality, tidepools and rocky shores are exceptionally complex and biologically diverse. This comprehensive encyclopedia is an authoritative, one-stop reference for everyone interested in the biology and ecology of this fascinating and uniquely accessible environment. Conveniently arranged alphabetically, nearly 200 wide-ranging entries written in clear language by scientists from around the world provide a state-of-the-art picture of tidepools and rocky shore science. From Abalones, Barnacles, and Climate Change through Seagrasses, Tides, and Wind, the articles discuss the animals and plants that live in tidepools, the physics and chemistry of the rocky shore environment, the ecological principles that govern tidepools, and many other interdisciplinary topics.

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