Encyclopedias

Human Rights Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Human Rights Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
The Human Rights Encyclopedia was compiled with special emphasis on the impact of the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. It provides a country-by-country analysis of over 175 nations and their approach to human rights, followed by detailed examinations of such crucial topics as torture, slavery, asylum, genocide, hostages, indigenous peoples, freedom of the press, and the right to education. 3 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2001
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10175
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Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

Description

Contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Includes entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms. Also included are entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Edited by Gordon Campbell. Originally published October 2006.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition 2006
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10115
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Description

Comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. Includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator and essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as essays on the traditions of children's literature throughout the world. Edited by Jack Zipes. First published 2006.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10113
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International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed (GVRL)
IESS2
IESS
Description
Second edition of the 8-volume IESS. Includes 3000 articles, including wealth and income distribution, economic aid, food production, water rights and health care.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10051
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World of Earth Science

Alternative Titles
World of Earth Science (GVRL)
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10009
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Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s

Alternative Titles
Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s (GVRL)
The Nineteen Sixties
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description
A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others. The alphabetically arranged entries focus on the individual's activities during the 1960s and include photos and bibliographies. For students and general readers. 2 v.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2003 Edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10007
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Alternative Titles
OEMH
Description

Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. Edited by John B. Hattendorf. First published 2007.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9989
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Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (GVRL)
Description

Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Organized for the general reader and designed to complement social studies, communications, and information systems curricula. 3 v.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9973
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Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 2nd ed.

Alternative Titles
OEFDA, Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
Description

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, originally published in September 2004, covers the significant events, inventions, and social movements that have shaped the way Americans view, prepare, and consume food and drink. Entries range across historical periods and the trends that characterize them, from the extravagant feasts of the Gilded Age to the diet fads of the nineties. This thoroughly updated new edition captures the shifting American perspective on food and ensures that this title is both the most authoritative and the most current reference work on American cuisine.

The second edition of the Encyclopedia reflects the many changes in American food consciousness during the twenty-first century. Once a niche market, food television has become ubiquitous, as are websites devoted to all sorts of regional cuisines. New health consciousness has spawned obesity taxes, transfat and calorie-count laws, the slow food movement, and locavorism. Ethnic foods and the fusion of these have led to new crazes for such cuisines as Southwestern sushi and Filipino hamburgers. These timely trends and topics have been incorporated into the new edition of the Encyclopedia, adding one volume and over 300 new entries on these and other subjects such as food science and nutrition, molecular gastronomy, genetically-modified foods, food controversies, regional foods, the volatile nature of food prices, and food traditions of major American cities. Entries from the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, also edited by Andy Smith, have been added, as have a substantial number of biographies of culinary personalities. All bibliographies and non-historical entries have been revisited for updating.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9967
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