By Bethany D. Rinard Hinga
On March eleven, 2011, a significance 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's coast, triggering a robust tsunami. the large destruction that resulted proved that now not even subtle, industrialized countries are immune from nature's fury. Written to take a number of the secret out of the earth's habit, this encyclopedia chronicles significant usual failures that experience happened round the Pacific Rim, a space nicknamed the "Ring of Fire" as a result of the unstable earth that lies above and below.
The encyclopedia bargains descriptions of lethal earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis via time. The entries supply in-depth info that promotes an realizing of the constitution of the earth and earth techniques and stocks the insights of scientists whose paintings is helping make clear the explanations and results of those cataclysmic occasions. even as, the paintings examines how the folk and cultures of the Pacific Rim view this energetic a part of the earth, how they stay with the specter of catastrophe, and the way they've been suffering from significant occasions that experience happened. Readers will come away with a holistic view of what's recognized, how this information was once received, and what its implications will be.
By President Jane Dammen McAuliffe
The Qur'ān is the first spiritual textual content for one-sixth of the world’s inhabitants. Understood by means of Muslims to comprise God's personal phrases, it's been an item of reverence and of severe research for hundreds of years. The millions of volumes that Muslim students have dedicated to qur'ānic interpretation and to the linguistic, rhetorical and narrative research of the textual content are enough to create whole libraries of qur'ānic experiences.
Drawing upon a wealthy scholarly history, Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān (EQ) combines alphabetically-arranged articles concerning the contents of the Qur'ān. it really is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic phrases, strategies, personalities, position names, cultural heritage and exegesis prolonged with essays at the most crucial subject matters and matters inside qur'ānic reports. With approximately a thousand entries in five volumes, the EQ is the 1st entire, multi-volume reference paintings at the Qur'ān to seem in a Western language.
Cross-referencing and indices common cross-references will draw readers to similar entries and every article will finish with a quotation of proper bibliography. the ultimate quantity of the EQ will comprise indices of transliterated phrases, of qur'ānic references and of the authors and exegetes stated within the entries and essays. it is going to additionally comprise a synoptic define of the total contents of the EQ.
Fully foreign work The EQ is a completely overseas paintings supported by means of a world board of advisors. students from many countries have written articles for the encyclopaedia.
By L. Kosyachenko
The 3rd booklet of four-volume version of sunlight Cells is dedicated to sun cells in line with silicon wafers, i.e., the most fabric utilized in todays photovoltaics. the quantity contains the chapters that current new result of examine aimed to enhance potency, to lessen intake of fabrics and to cheaper price of wafer-based silicon sun cells in addition to new tools of study and checking out of the units. gentle trapping layout in c-Si and mc-Si sunlight cells, solar-energy conversion as a functionality of the geometric-concentration issue, layout standards for spacecraft sun arrays are thought of in numerous chapters.
By Ulrich Marzolph
This finished reference at the "Arabian Nights" provides targeted study on nearly all elements of the stories, together with significant protagonists, topics, very important translations, textual historical past, diversifications, reworkings, works encouraged by way of the stories and elements of literary thought.
By Robert M. Reed, Maxine K. Reed (auth.)
This is an immense reference paintings in regards to the overlapping fields of tv, cable and video. With either technical and well known attraction, this booklet covers the subsequent parts: ads, businesses, institutions, businesses, unions, broadcasting, cable-casting, engineering, occasions, normal creation and programming.