Download The Mafia Encyclopedia (3rd Edition) by Carl Sifakis PDF

By Carl Sifakis

Written by means of a veteran crime reporter, this bestseller is the main entire and up to date resource to be had in this interesting topic. during this "Who's Who" of crime, readers will locate the whole taste and substance of Mafia tradition, customs, and characters awarded in additional than four hundred articles. greater than ninety-five black-and-white images support trap Mafia heritage from the delivery of the brotherhood and the key underworld figures who created it, to the legislation enforcement brokers and corporations who've triedand failedto break it.

The Mafia Encyclopedia contains biographical entries of either good- and not more famous clever men, their felony specialties, profession highlights, pals and enemies, eccentricities, peccadilloes, and often dramatic demises.

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Download What Happened?: An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed by John E. Findling, Frank W. Thackeray PDF

By John E. Findling, Frank W. Thackeray

What occurred? An Encyclopedia of occasions that modified the USA eternally is designed to introduce starting U.S. background scholars and lay readers to the main major occasions within the nation's heritage. greater than that, it will also supply readers perception into why a selected occasion is important.This ebook involves 50 chapters in 4 volumes, every one facing a significantly very important occasion in American historical past from the seventeenth century to the current. each one bankruptcy features a genuine essay at the topic ready through John Findling or Frank Thackeray. The authentic fabric is augmented with an interpretive essay at the comparable topic, written via a consultant within the box. via this juxtaposition, readers can research not just in regards to the who, what, and the place of an occasion, but additionally why it's important within the sweep of yank historical past.

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Download Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia by John McCoy PDF

By John McCoy

The 1st new version in view that 1989 of Geo-Data, previously edited via George Kurian, is a most suitable instance of what a reference booklet may be. Its function is to supply the reader with the main designated and entire description on hand of the actual geography of the nations of the realm. It achieves this goal in an easy-to-use alphabetical association for the entire world's 207 international locations and dependencies. each one access starts off with the main proof approximately that kingdom together with longest rivers and optimum mountains and different key information. All place-names and geographical positive factors equivalent to mountains and lakes were indexed within the most simply well-known types in their names.

Entries adhere to a similar uncomplicated constitution with key evidence by means of total geography and geology; then mountains and hills; inland waterways, coasts and oceans; weather and plants; human inhabitants; common assets; and at last extra readings. this data is more suitable by means of a reduction map of the rustic that's either transparent and straightforward to learn. extra positive factors of the quantity comprise an intensive index plus 19 tables of worldwide scores and a word list. The word list may be the weakest characteristic, because it might have been extra vast.

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Download Encyclopedia of Birth Control PDF

Without birth control, a fit, sexually energetic girl will provide beginning to approximately 15 little ones and over her existence span, spend such a lot of her reproductive years both pregnant or nursing a baby baby. So controlling fertility has preoccupied women—and frequently their husbands—since at the least a thousand B.C.

In this complete reference, readers can discover the historical past of contraception from various views: anthropological, organic, fiscal, feminist, clinical, political, and mental. From rainy nurses to chastity belts, from animal-dung contraceptives to the Dalkon defend, readers will find out how girls have tried contraception, birth control, and abortion all through heritage and during the international. Readers also will notice why competition to contraception was once so fierce early within the twentieth century that many American men and women have been jailed for disseminating details on heading off being pregnant, and why family members making plans is still hotly debatable virtually a century later.

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Download Encyclopedia of the Elements: Technical Data - History - by Per Enghag(auth.) PDF

By Per Enghag(auth.)

Well-known for its background of diverse point discoverers, Sweden is the starting place of this complete encylopedia of the elements.
It offers either a huge database for execs in addition to certain analyzing starting from historic evidence, discoverers' images, color plates of mineral forms, typical occurrences, and business figures to successful and refining strategies, organic roles and functions in sleek chemistry, engineering and industry.
Elemental facts is gifted actually tables which come with quite a few actual and thermodynamic homes, isotope lists, radiation absorption features, NMR parameters, and others. additional pertinent information is available in extra tables in the course of the text.
released in Swedish in 3 volumes from 1998 to 2000, the contents were revised and accelerated through the writer for this English edition.Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–22):
Chapter 2 approximately topic (pages 23–54):
Chapter three the weather – starting place, incidence, Discovery and Names (pages 55–78):
Chapter four Geochemistry (pages 79–97):
Chapter five Gold (pages 99–121):
Chapter 6 Silver (pages 123–138):
Chapter 7 Copper (pages 139–165):
Chapter eight Iron (pages 167–214):
Chapter nine Hydrogen (pages 215–234):
Chapter 10 Blowpipe and Spectroscope – vital instruments for locating components (pages 235–257):
Chapter eleven Sodium and Potassium (pages 259–285):
Chapter 12 Lithium (pages 287–300):
Chapter thirteen Rubidium and Cesium (pages 301–313):
Chapter 14 Magnesium and Calcium (pages 315–339):
Chapter 15 Beryllium (pages 341–353):
Chapter sixteen Strontium and Barium (pages 355–372):
Chapter 17 Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum and the 14 Lanthanides – infrequent Earth Metals (REMs) (pages 373–492):
Chapter 18 Titanium (pages 493–509):
Chapter 19 Zirconium (pages 511–522):
Chapter 20 Hafnium (pages 523–529):
Chapter 21 Vanadium (pages 531–547):
Chapter 22 Niobium (pages 549–560):
Chapter 23 Tantalum (pages 561–570):
Chapter 24 Chromium (pages 571–588):
Chapter 25 Molybdenum (pages 589–604):
Chapter 26 Tungsten (pages 605–623):
Chapter 27 Manganese (pages 625–642):
Chapter 28 Technetium (pages 643–654):
Chapter 29 Rhenium (pages 655–666):
Chapter 30 Cobalt (pages 667–683):
Chapter 31 Nickel (pages 685–706):
Chapter 32 Platinum workforce Metals (pages 707–757):
Chapter 33 Zinc (pages 759–776):
Chapter 34 Cadmium (pages 777–790):
Chapter 35 Mercury (pages 791–804):
Chapter 36 Boron (pages 805–818):
Chapter 37 Aluminum (pages 819–843):
Chapter 38 Gallium, Indium and Thallium (pages 845–867):
Chapter 39 Carbon (pages 869–895):
Chapter forty Silicon (pages 897–921):
Chapter forty-one Germanium (pages 923–933):
Chapter forty two Tin (pages 935–947):
Chapter forty three Lead (pages 949–970):
Chapter forty four Nitrogen (pages 971–988):
Chapter forty five Phosphorus (pages 989–999):
Chapter forty six Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth (pages 1001–1026):
Chapter forty seven Oxygen (pages 1027–1044):
Chapter forty eight Sulfur (pages 1045–1058):
Chapter forty nine Selenium and Tellurium (pages 1059–1071):
Chapter 50 Halogens (pages 1073–1108):
Chapter fifty one Noble Gases (pages 1109–1140):
Chapter fifty two Radioactive components (pages 1141–1214):

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Download High Times Encyclopedia of Recreational Drugs PDF

Do you know that Pope Leo XIII, was once supported in his ascetic retirement with widespread dosages of Vin Mariani, the distinguished wine of coca? And that different famous fanatics integrated Thomas Edison, Emile Zola and Jules Verne? notwithstanding impressive and celebrated have been those members (and others like them), they'd to behavior their inside exploration with no tguides and, frequently, with scant trustworthy details. Now, for the 1st time, the trendy explorer (or observer) has a booklet to show to! The excessive instances Encyclopedia is the 1st entire, authoritative and impartial sourcebook and consultant to the so-called "recreational drugs" together with hashish and its derivatives, psychedelics, cocaine, prescription drugs, herbs, alcohol, tobacoo and much more! greater than 3 years in coaching by way of the editors of excessive instances journal operating with major medical professionals, scientists, students and writers, the Encyclopedia is vital, attention-grabbing, authentic . . . . a transparent step towards higher knowing for thousands upon hundreds of thousands of people.

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