New Reference Books at Chesnutt Library

Encyclopedia of African American History Volumes 1-3
[Ref DT 20 .E53 2005]

From the publisher –

Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope since the publication of the UNESCO General History of Africa (8 volumes) in the 1980s to the early 1990s.”

World Police Encyclopedia Volumes 1 & 2
[Ref HV 7901 .64 2006]

From the publisher –

“The increasingly international nature of crime underscores the need for countries to work together to control crime and terrorism. For there to be effective and efficient cooperation on the international level, it is necessary for countries to understand the structure of other police systems. The World Police Encyclopedia fulfills this need by providing a systematic survey of the police systems of all the member nations in the United Nations and Taiwan.”

Medieval Islamic Civilization Volumes 1 & 2
[Ref DS 36.85 .M434 2006]

From the publisher –

Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the 7th and 16th century. This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, art history, history, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more.”

Encyclopedia of the World’s Minorities Volumes 1-3
[Ref GN 495.4 .E63 2005]

From the publisher –

“The Encyclopedia of the World’s Minorities is a three-volume, A-Z encyclopedia, with some 600 essay entries that provide quick and clearly written introductions to minority groups and the themes and concepts that help readers to understand the issues. Entries, ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words, fall into four main categories. Each entry will be followed by a brief list of selected further readings (in the case of Person entries, a brief list of the person’s works will also be included).”

Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
[Ref DS 778.7 .G86 2006]

From the publisher –

The Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Cultural Revolution contains an “extensive chronology, which traces the events from year to year and month to month, then in an introduction puts these events in context and helps to explain them. But most importantly, the bulk of the information is provided in a dictionary section with numerous cross-referenced entries on important persons, places, institutions, and movements. A bibliography points to further sources of information and a glossary will help those researching in Chinese.”

The Cambridge Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution
[Ref QP 35.5 .M24 2005]

From the publisher –

“The Dictionary of Human Biology and Evolution (DHBE) is an invaluable research and study tool for both professionals and students covering a broad range of subjects within human biology, physical anthropology, anatomy, auxology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology and zoology. Packed with 13000 descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names, DHBE also includes information on over 1000 word roots, taxonomies and reference tables for extinct, recent and extant primates, geological and oxygen isotope chronologies, illustrations of landmarks, bones and muscles and an illustration of current hominid phylogeny, making this a must-have volume for anyone with an interest in human biology or evolution. DHBE is especially complete in its inventory of archaeological sites and the best-known hominid specimens excavated from them, but also includes up-to-date information on terms such as in silico, and those relating to the rapidly developing fields of human genomics.”

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