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Reference Service

Reference Service [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780706986426
Author: Krishan Kumar
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
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Reference Service by Krishan Kumar Book Resume:

The Fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated keeping in view the new developments and appearance of new significant reference sources. Some new readings have also been added to bring further readings. This work not only describes the various aspects of reference service such as functions, methods, principles theories, practices, problems, but also provides an overview of available significant reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, bibliographies, union catalogues, almanacs, directories, etc.

Augustan Studies

Augustan Studies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780874132724
Author: Douglas Lane Patey,Timothy Keegan
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
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Augustan Studies by Douglas Lane Patey,Timothy Keegan Book Resume:

Fifteen essay span the whole of the Augustan period (1660-1800). The volume concludes with a checklist of Ehrenpreis's published works.

A Guide to English Literature

A Guide to English Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1412844940
Author: F. W. Bateson
Publisher: AldineTransaction
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A Guide to English Literature by F. W. Bateson Book Resume:

At first glance A Guide to English Literature may seem to be no more than a short bibliography of English literature with perhaps rather more extensive--and certainly more outspoken--comments on the principal editions, commentaries, biographies, and critical works than bibliographies usually provide. But it is something more: this guide contains long "inter-chapters" that provide reinterpretations of the principal periods of English literature in the light of modern research, as well as two final sections summarizing in unusual detail the literary criticism that exists in English and recent scholarship in the field. The purpose of this book, then, is to provide the reader with convenient access to a disciplined study of the texts themselves. This guide proposes itself as a new kind of literary history. The conventional history of literature has often tended to become a substitute for the reading of the literature it describes: the better the history, the greater the temptation to substitute it. The present combination of reading lists and inter-chapters cannot be a substitute for anything else. Meaningless as literature in themselves, they nevertheless provide the necessary preliminary information to meaningful reading. Since oddities of arrangement derive from these assumptions, the authors are not arranged alphabetically. Instead there are chronological compartments--with the divisions circa 1500, 1650, and 1800--in which authors succeed each other in the order of their births. This pioneering handbook is primarily a bibliographical laborsaving device. It is meant mostly for students and the general reader in that it stops where original research by the reader is expected to begin. However, the last chapter on literary scholarship is devoted specifically to the research specialist and provides indispensable equipment for the reader. There is also a general section on literary criticism which will be of use to all. F.W. Bateson (1901-1978) was University Lecturer in English Literature at Oxford and a Fellow and Tutor of Corpus Christi College. Founder and editor of the periodical Essays in Criticism, he is also editor of the four-volume Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature and the author of a number of critical studies of English poetry and drama.

INFORMATION SOURCES, SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

INFORMATION SOURCES, SERVICES AND SYSTEMS [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8120346394
Author: GURDEV SINGH
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
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INFORMATION SOURCES, SERVICES AND SYSTEMS by GURDEV SINGH Book Resume:

Reference and information services are considered an important activity of a modern library. This comprehensive and student-friendly book discusses in detail different types of information and reference sources and services, such as encyclopaedias, directories, yearbooks, dictionaries, geographical sources, biographical sources, statistical sources and handbooks. The book is organised into four parts. Part I deals with various types of information sources such as documentary and non-documentary sources. Part II discusses different types of reference services, organisation of reference section and the role of the librarian in the digital age. Part III describes the wide range of information service such as Current Awareness Service (CAS) and Selective Dissemination of Information (SDI). Part IV provides an overview of important information systems such as National Information System for Science and Technology (NISSAT) and International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS). The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of library science. Besides, it will also be very useful for librarians, information scientists, and information professionals. Salient Features Deals with both theoretical and practical aspects of information sources and services. Discusses various types of information sources and services keeping in view the latest trends and developments in the field. Presents the concepts related to information sources and services in a systematic and accessible way.

Women Writers Dramatized

Women Writers Dramatized [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 184714151X
Author: H. Philip Bolton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Women Writers Dramatized by H. Philip Bolton Book Resume:

Women Writers Dramatized includes the dramatizations of canonical works by authors such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, Mary Shelley, Harriet Beecher Stowe, as well as lesser-known authors about whom little - and in some cases virtually no - prior scholarly work has been done, contributing to the study of long-forgotten or largely ignored female writers like Frances Trollope, Rlioda Broughton, Sydney Owenson and Jane Porter. The volume catalogues stage adaptations, TV, radio and film dramatizations, as well as extravaganzas, burlesques, and pantomimes of narrative works.

Suscribing to Faith? The Anglican Parish Magazine 1859-1929

Suscribing to Faith? The Anglican Parish Magazine 1859-1929 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137362448
Author: Jane Platt
Publisher: Springer
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Suscribing to Faith? The Anglican Parish Magazine 1859-1929 by Jane Platt Book Resume:

This book reveals the huge sales and propagandist potential of Anglican parish magazines, while demonstrating the Anglican Church's misunderstanding of the real issues at its heart, and its collective collapse of confidence as it contemplated social change.

Connectivity Hypothesis, The

Connectivity Hypothesis, The [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0791486559
Author: Ervin Laszlo
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Connectivity Hypothesis, The by Ervin Laszlo Book Resume:

Provides the foundations of a genuine unified field theory.

Intermodernism

Intermodernism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748688560
Author: Kristin Bluemel
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Intermodernism by Kristin Bluemel Book Resume:

This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.

Tracing Your Coalmining Ancestors

Tracing Your Coalmining Ancestors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473834651
Author: Brian Elliott
Publisher: Pen and Sword
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Tracing Your Coalmining Ancestors by Brian Elliott Book Resume:

In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today many of us have a coalmining ancestor. Yet family historians often have problems in researching their mining forebears. Locating the relevant records, finding the sites of the pits, and understanding the work involved and its historical background can be perplexing. That is why Brian Elliott's concise, authoritative and practical handbook will be so useful, for it guides researchers through these obstacles and opens up the broad range of sources they can go to in order to get a vivid insight into the lives and experiences of coalminers in the past. His overview of the coalmining history and the case studies and research tips he provides will make his book rewarding reading for anyone looking for a general introduction to this major aspect of Britain's industrial heritage. His directory of regional and national sources and his commentary on them will make this guide an essential tool for family historians searching for an ancestor who worked in coalmining underground, on the pit top or just lived in a mining community.As featured in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the Barnsley Chronicle.

The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles

The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1421402270
Author: Bo Beolens,Michael Watkins,Michael Grayson
Publisher: JHU Press
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The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles by Bo Beolens,Michael Watkins,Michael Grayson Book Resume:

Who was Richard Kemp, after whom the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is named? Is Wake’s Gecko named after Berkeley’s Marvalee Wake? Or perhaps her husband, David? Why do so many snakes and lizards have Werner in their name? This reference book answers these and thousands of other questions about the origins of the vernacular and scientific names of reptiles across the globe. From Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti, the Florida cottonmouth subspecies named for Roger Conant, to Xantusia, the night lizard genera namesake of John Xantus, this dictionary covers everyone after whom an extant or recently extinct reptile has been named. The entries include a brief bio-sketch, a list of the reptiles that bear the individual’s name, the names of reptiles erroneously thought to be associated with the person, and a summary of majorâ€�and sometimes obscure or even incidentalâ€�contributions made by the person to herpetology and zoology. An introductory chapter explains how to use the book and describes the process of naming taxa. Easy to use and filled with addictiveâ€�and highly usefulâ€�information about the people whose names will be carried into the future on the backs of the world’s reptiles, The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles is a handy and fun book for professional and amateur herpetologists alike.

Hunting Africa

Hunting Africa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137494433
Author: Angela Thompsell
Publisher: Springer
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Hunting Africa by Angela Thompsell Book Resume:

This book recovers the multiplicity of meanings embedded in colonial hunting and the power it symbolized by examining both the incorporation and representation of British women hunters in the sport and how African people leveraged British hunters' dependence on their labor and knowledge to direct the impact and experience of hunting.

A World of Giving

A World of Giving [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1610394305
Author: Patricia Rosenfield
Publisher: PublicAffairs
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A World of Giving by Patricia Rosenfield Book Resume:

The age of international philanthropy is upon us. Today, many of America’s most prominent foundations support institutions or programs abroad, but few have been active on the global stage for as long as Carnegie Corporation of New York. A World of Giving provides a thorough, objective examination of the international activities of Carnegie Corporation, one of America’s oldest and most respected philanthropic institutions, which was created by steel baron Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to support the “advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” The book explains in detail the grantmaking process aimed at promoting understanding across cultures and research in many nations across the world. A World of Giving highlights the vital importance of Carnegie Corporation’s mission in guiding its work, and the role of foundation presidents as thought and action leaders. The presidents, trustees, and later on, staff members, are the human element that drives philanthropy and they are the lens through which to view the inner workings of philanthropic institutions, with all of their accompanying strengths and limitations, especially when embarking on international activities. It also does not shy away from controversy, including early missteps in Canada, race and poverty issues in the 1930s and 1980s related to South Africa, promotion of area studies affected by the McCarthy Era, the critique of technical assistance in developing countries, the century-long failure to achieve international understanding on the part of Americans, and recent critiques by Australian historians of the Corporation’s nation-transforming work there. This is a comprehensive review of one foundation’s work on the international stage as well as a model for how philanthropy can be practiced in a deeply interconnected world where conflicts abound, but progress can be spurred by thoughtful, forward-looking institutions following humanistic principles.

The Valley of Fear

The Valley of Fear [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 160520160X
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Book Resume:

Sherlock Holmes, legendarily-if fictionally-the world's first consulting detective, returns for his fourth and final novel-length adventure in this 1915 book, originally serialized in the Strand Magazine from September 1914 to May 1915. In the course of investigating the apparent murder of one man-and discovering that the body belongs to another man entirely-Holmes and his sidekick and biographer Dr. Watson learn that they are up against the detective's most fiendish opponent, Professor James Moriarty. Can Holmes and Watson thwart Moriarty's agents in time to stop another murder? Scottish surgeon and political activist SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) turned his passions into stories and novels, producing fiction and nonfiction works sometimes controversial (The Great Boer War, 1900), sometimes fanciful (The Coming of the Fairies, 1922), and sometimes legendary (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892).