Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East: A Dictionary

Roy Armes, “Arab Filmmakers of the Middle East: A Dictionary"
Indiana University Press | 2010-08-02 | ISBN: 0253355184 |
 216 pages | PDF | 4 Mb

In this landmark dictionary, Roy Armes details the scope and diversity of filmmaking across the Arab Middle East. Listing more than 550 feature films by more than 250 filmmakers, and short and documentary films by another 900 filmmakers, this volume covers the film production in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and the Gulf States. An introduction by Armes locates film and filmmaking traditions in the region from early efforts in the silent era to state-funded productions by isolated filmmakers and politically engaged documentarians. Part 1 lists biographical information about the filmmakers and their feature films. Part 2 details key feature films from the countries represented. Part 3 indexes feature-film titles in English and French with details about the director, date, and country of origin.

McGraw-Hill's Super-Mini American Idioms Dictionary,2 Ed

Richard A. Spears, 
"McGraw-Hill's Super-Mini American Idioms Dictionary,2 Ed" 
McGraw-Hill | 2007 | ISBN: 0071492275 | 288 pages | PDF | 2,6 MB

Every language has phrases that cannot be understood literally. Even if you know the meanings of all the words in such a phrase and you understand the grammar completely, the total meaning of the phrase may still be confusing. English has many such idiomatic expressions. This dictionary is a selection of the frequently encountered idiomatic expressions found in everyday American English. The collection is small enough to serve as a useful study guide for learners, and large enough to serve as a reference for daily use

More idioms than you can shake a feather at

With more than 2,100 clich├ęs, proverbs, and informal expressions, this is your super source of everyday American idioms 

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science (Encyclopedia of Science (6 Vol.)

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science 
(Encyclopedia of Science (6 Vol.)) 
Publisher: Gale Cengage | ISBN: 0787675547 | edition 2003 | 
PDF | 4200 pages | 156 mb

This encyclopedia covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information. Now there is a reference that fills the gap for science materials written at a level between the highly technical and introductory sources currently available. This 6-vol. set covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Consisting of alphabetically-arranged entries, it provides a user-friendly format that makes the broad scope of information easy to access and decipher. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms. Longer entries conclude with a bibliography.

The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present

The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present
Wiley-Blackwell | 2009 | ISBN: 1405184647 | 4280 pages | PDF | 69 MB

This Encyclopedia covering the history of protest and revolution over the past 500 years – throughout the modern era of mass movements. From the rebellion against the Peasant's Revolt in Bolivia to the Taiping Uprising in China, and from the Enlightenment-inspired revolutions in Europe and America to the anti-colonial revolts of Pancho Villa and the Mau Mau, it covers every major revolution that has altered societies or changed the course of history on a local, regional, national, and international scale.

Desk Encyclopedia of Human and Medical Virology

Desk Encyclopedia of Human and Medical Virology By Brian Mahy
Publisher: Academic Press 2009 | 670 Pages | ISBN: 0123751470 | PDF | 12 MB

This volume contains 82 chapters that provide detail and understanding to the fields of human and medical virology. The first section describes general features of common human viruses with specialized chapters related to HIV/AIDS. The volume goes on to describe exotic virus infections, including one now eradicated virus (smallpox) and some now controlled by vaccination such as yellow fever. Concepts of medical virology are further developed with entries on viruses associated with oncogenesis and selections of interest to medical virology.

Mathematical and Physical Data, Equations, and Rules of Thumb

Mathematical and Physical Data, Equations, and Rules of Thumb
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics | ISBN: 0071361480 | edition 2001 |
PDF | 575 pages | 12,2 mb

A concise yet comprehensive compendium of formulas, functions, symbols, constants, and conversions, Mathematical and Physical Data, Equations, and Rules of Thumb is a treasure trove of data for everyone from electrical hobbyists to engineers. Consistent with the plan-English writing that's made top science writer/author Stan Gibilisco's books consistently popular, this handy guide provides you with crystal-clear explanations of:

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies

E. (Earl) Ray Hutchison Encyclopedia of Urban Studies)
Sage Publications, Inc | 2009 | ISBN: 1412914329 | 1080 pages | PDF | 16 MB

The United Nations estimates that by 2030, more than two-thirds of the total world population will live in urban areas. Most of this increase will take place not in Europe or in the United States but in the megacities and newly emerging urban regions of what used to be called the developing world.
Urban studies is an expansive and growing field, covering many disciplines and professional fields, each with its own schedule of conferences, journals, and publication series.

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