The Penguin Dictionary of Physics

Clear and concise definitions of more than 4,500 terms and concepts and many new entries on up-to-the-minute topics make this newly updated dictionary the ideal reference guide to a quickly evolving subject. Original.

Author: Market House Books

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140514599

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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Clear and concise definitions of more than 4,500 terms and concepts and many new entries on up-to-the-minute topics make this newly updated dictionary the ideal reference guide to a quickly evolving subject. Original.

The Watkins Dictionary of Symbols

Hans Biedermann, Dictionary of Symbols (Facts on File, 1992) Joseph Campbell,
The Masks of God (Penguin, 1991) Sarah CarrGomm, The Secret Language of
Art (Duncan Baird Publishers, 2001) Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrandt, The

Author: Jack Tresidder

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1780283571

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Traditional symbols form a visual shorthand for ideas, yet their functions and meaning extend far beyond that—for thousands of years they have enabled artists and craftsmen to embody and reinforce beliefs about human life in immediate and powerful images. This accessible and comprehensive guide features more than 2,000 major themes from Absinthe to the Zodiac: figures and symbols found in myth, literature and art, as well as those that have entered into the mainstream of everyday life. Covering classical and other mythologies, Biblical themes and traditional symbols from cultures across the world, this wonderful dictionary has thorough yet concise entries on individual animals, plants, objects, supernatural creatures, mythical episodes, miracles, and many other topics.

The Oxford Duden German Dictionary

This revised edition includes a full supplement detailing the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996.

Author: Dudenredaktion (Bibliographisches Institut)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601326

Category: English language

Page: 1712

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The highly acclaimed Oxford-Duden German Dictionary provides authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-date coverage of modern English and German. The text has been designed to meet the needs of both English and German speakers, whether they wish to write or speak the foreign language ortranslate from it. This revised edition includes a full supplement detailing the changes to the German spelling system ratified in 1996. Over 260,000 words and phrases and 450,000 translations Comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the general vocabulary of contemporary German and English Hundreds of example sentences showing words in use Extensive guidance on the selection of the correct translation Explanation of terms for which cultural or other differences prevent an exact translation Coverage of British and American English, and the German of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Detailed grammatical information, including irregular plurals and past tenses Helpful appendices on a wide variety of subjects including: grammar, numerical expressions, weights and measures, and a letter-writing guide

Collins German Dictionary

Author: Collins Uk

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007253425

Category: English language

Page: 1128

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The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.

Dictionary of Symbolism

Author: Hans Biedermann

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452011182

Category: Fiction

Page: 465

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Explains the meanings for more than two thousand symbols from mythology, fairy tales, religion, literature, history, and archaeology


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The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

Euler used formal calculations to discover many new theorems. formal
consequence See consequence. formalism The view, often associated with
David Hilbert, that mathematics can be regarded as manipulation of symbols
independently of ...

Author: David Nelson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

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The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics takes in all branches of pure and applied mathematics, from algebra to mechanics and from number theory to statistics. Invaluable for students at all levels, it is also a useful and versatile source book for economists, business people, engineers, technicians and scientists of all kinds who use mathematics in the course of their work.

Leonardo s Ink Bottle

Research your recurring symbols in : Dictionary of Symbols by J. E. Cirlot ,
Barnes & Noble The Herder Symbol ... Chiron Publications Dictionary of Subjects
and Symbols in Art by James Hall , Harper & Row The Penguin Dictionary of
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Author: Roberta Weir



Category: Self-Help

Page: 221

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The artist's search for unique, meaningful expression, on paper or canvas, in clay or marble, wood or bronze, is actually mirrored in each of us. In this book, artist Roberta Weir demonstrates how to cast aside the mechanics of artistic expression and just do it.

Mystery of the White Lions

Walter Scott , with foreword by Adrian Gilbert , Solos Press , Shaftesbury , Dorset ,
1993 The Illustrated Bible Dictionary ... ed . , Larousse World Mythology , Hamlyn
, London , 1965 and 1973 Chevalier , Jean , Penguin Dictionary of Symbols ...

Author: Linda Tucker



Category: Animal protection

Page: 400

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African sharamanism teaches that nature is magical, and magic is natural.

Book Review Index 1997 Cumulation

Author: Beverly Baer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787612092

Category: Reference

Page: 952

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Provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic, and professional interests. More than 60 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers.

Art Journal

PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF SYMBOLS Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant
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Seven Cherokee Myths

The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism . ... The Lost Language of
Symbolism : An Inquiry into the Origin of Certain Letters , Words , Names , Fairy -
tales , Folklore , and Mythologies . New York ... The Penguin Dictionary of
Symbols .

Author: G. Keith Parker

Publisher: McFarland



Page: 206

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"This work examines the many myths and stories that grew out of Cherokee culture, looking at how they emerged to explain archetypal issues faced by all people. For each myth, the full story is followed by a detailed history and analysis that provides itsb

The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy

Author: Thomas Mautner

Publisher: Penguin Books


Category: Philosophy

Page: 663

View: 902

Featuring hundreds of entries, this authoritative, A-to-Z reference encompasses the full spectrum and history of Western philosophy, covering such topics as logic, metaphysics, ethics, and epistemology, as well as providing incisive profiles of the world's great philosophers, past and present, and their influence. Original.

Dictionary of Christian Art

Author: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Religion

Page: 376

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The aim of this dictionary is to give the reader access to the pictorial tradition that was once the common visual vocabulary of Christians. In over 1,000 entries from Aaron to Zucchetto, the Dictionary identifies and explains the major signs, symbols, figures, and topics that have emerged in 2

Global Perspectives on Medieval English Literature Language and Culture

A Dictionary of World Mythology . Oxford : Oxford University ... The Penguin
Dictionary of Foreign Terms and Phrases . New York : Penguin . ... Hall , James .
1999 . Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art . Translated by Aleksandr
Maykapar .

Author: Paul E. Szarmach

Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval


Category: History

Page: 310

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The twelve essays in this volume proceed from a modern fantasy-epic back in time to oral epics that have been transmitted through the technology of manuscripts, and central in the collection are two articles that address Chaucer's Middle English courtly epic, Troilus and Criseyde. Each, in its own way, presents a global perspective on its subject, whether by comparing texts, by considering textual transmission through translation, or by contrasting medieval issues with developing global movements. . . . These articles are presented as evidence of the international cooperation that has been fostered by the work of Paul Szarmach in the international community of medievalists and of the success of his vision in opening up the borders of a discipline that too long has been Eurocentric and not global in its perspective. - from the Introduction

Recommended Reference Books in Paperback

There are no illustrations or diagrams as in some other dictionaries , but the
content is excellent for their size . Because both titles ... Illustrated Dictionary of
Symbols in Eastern and Western Art . New York , IconEditions / HarperCollins ,
1996 . 244p . illus . bibliog ... The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists . 106
Chapter 11 ...

Author: Jovian Lang

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 315

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Maximize your book budget and build a quality reference collection with paperback information sources. You'll find hundreds of quality reference sources in paperback-bibliographies, dictionaries, guides, and directories-in all subject areas, from botany and business to sports and zoology. For collection development and as a ready reference, this book is unparalleled. It will also be useful to booksellers, educators, students, professionals, and general readers.