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World Encyclopedia of the Tank


Free Download Christopher Chant – World Encyclopedia of the Tank
Sutton Publishing | 2002 | ISBN: 0750931477 | English | 416 pages | PDF | 354.31 MB
One of the most potent and fascinating weapons of the twentieth century, the tank has evolved over ninety years of development. Increasingly sophisticated technology has enhanced the tank’s domination of all operational conditions, by virtue of its unparalleled combination of offensive and defensive attributes. Firepower, protection and mobility have all been improved continuously in the ceaseless struggle for battlefield supremacy. The tank has a position of unrivalled importance in twentieth-century military history. Developed originally by the British to break the deadlock of trench warfare during the First World War, the tank proved to be a devastating breakthrough weapon, achieving unprecedented results in the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. The tank’s true potential, however, was only fully appreciated by the Germans, who set in train a highly secret tank development program between the World Wars. This initiative culminated in the revolutionary concept of Blitzkrieg, a strategy based on the use of amour to punch holes in the enemy’s defenses, and was to result in the Nazi domination of continental Europe. The tank continues to be at the heart of modern strategic thinking, having proved its worth in the 1991 Gulf War. A combination of color photographs, specially-drawn artwork and technical specifications make this a definitive reference for anyone interested in the development of the tank.

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The new encyclopedia of Southern culture. Volume 13, Gender


Free Download The new encyclopedia of Southern culture. Volume 13, Gender By Nancy Bercaw & Ted Ownby & Charles Reagan Wilson
2009 | 387 Pages | ISBN: 0807832871 | EPUB | 5 MB
This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the dramatic increase in research on the topic of gender over the past thirty years, revealing that even the most familiar subjects take on new significance when viewed through the lens of gender. The wide range of entries explores how people have experienced, understood, and used concepts of womanhood and manhood in all sorts of obvious and subtle ways.The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman’s dress, the Supreme Court’s decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture.

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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Volume 4 Myth, Manners, and Memory


Free Download The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 4: Myth, Manners, and Memory By Michael Montgomery & Ellen Johnson & Charles Reagan Wilson
2006 | 297 Pages | ISBN: 0807856924 | PDF | 4 MB
This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice. The 95 entries here represent a substantial revision and expansion of the material on historical memory and manners in the original edition. They address such matters as myths and memories surrounding the Old South and the Civil War; stereotypes and traditions related to the body, sexuality, gender, and family (such as debutante balls and beauty pageants); institutions and places associated with historical memory (such as cemeteries, monuments, and museums); and specific subjects and objects of myths, including the Confederate flag and Graceland. Together, they offer a compelling portrait of the "southern way of life" as it has been imagined, lived, and contested.

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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Volume 24 Race


Free Download The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 24: Race By Thomas C. Holt & Laurie B. Green & Charles Reagan Wilson
2013 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 1469607220 | EPUB | 4 MB
There is no denying that race is a critical issue in understanding the South. However, this concluding volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture challenges previous understandings, revealing the region’s rich, ever-expanding diversity and providing new explorations of race relations. In 36 thematic and 29 topical essays, contributors examine such subjects as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Japanese American incarceration in the South, relations between African Americans and Native Americans, Chinese men adopting Mexican identities, Latino religious practices, and Vietnamese life in the region. Together the essays paint a nuanced portrait of how concepts of race in the South have influenced its history, art, politics, and culture beyond the familiar binary of black and white.

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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Volume 14 Folklife


Free Download The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 14: Folklife By Glenn Hinson & William Ferris & Charles Reagan Wilson
2009 | 402 Pages | ISBN: 0807833460 | EPUB | 5 MB
Southern folklife is the heart of southern culture. Looking at traditional practices still carried on today as well as at aspects of folklife that are dynamic and emergent, contributors to this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture examine a broad range of folk traditions. Moving beyond the traditional view of folklore that situates it in historical practice and narrowly defined genres, entries in this volume demonstrate how folklife remains a vital part of communities’ self-definitions. Fifty thematic entries address subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. In 56 topical entries, contributors focus on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs. Together, the entries demonstrate that southern folklife is dynamically alive and everywhere around us, giving meaning to the everyday unfolding of community life.

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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge


Free Download Cheris & Spender Kramarae, "Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge"
English | 2000 | pages: 5871 | ISBN: 0415920914 | EPUB | 6,9 mb
Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women’s issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies will bring the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women’s studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

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International Encyclopedia of Civil Society (2024)


Free Download Helmut K. Anheier, Stefan Toepler, "International Encyclopedia of Civil Society"
English | 2009 | pages: 1721 | ISBN: 0387939946 | PDF | 18,5 mb
Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge.

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Encyclopedia of the World’s Coastal Landforms


Free Download Eric Bird, "Encyclopedia of the World’s Coastal Landforms"
English | 2010 | pages: 1529 | ISBN: 1402086385 | PDF | 182,8 mb
This unique richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world’s coasts, presented in a country-by-country (state-by-state) sequence, assembles a vast amount of data and images of an endangered and increasingly populated and developed landform. An international panel of 138 coastal experts provides information on "what is where" on each sector of coast, together with explanations of the landforms, their evolution and the changes taking place on them. As well as providing details on the coastal features of each country (state or county) the compendium can be used to determine the extent of particular features along the world’s coasts and to investigate comparisons and contrasts between various world regions. With more than 1440 color illustrations and photos, it is particularly useful as a source of information prior to researching or just visiting a sector of coast. References are provided to the current literature on coastal evolution and coastline changes.

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Encyclopedia of Tribology (2024)


Free Download Q. Jane Wang, Yip-Wah Chung, "Encyclopedia of Tribology"
English | 2013 | pages: 4192 | ISBN: 0387928960 | PDF | 222,4 mb
TRIBOLOGY – the study of friction, wear and lubrication – impacts almost every aspect of our daily lives. The Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology is an authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of the science and engineering of tribology that are relevant to researchers across all engineering industries and related scientific disciplines. This is the first major reference that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of tribology of this breadth and scope in a single work. Developed and written by leading experts in the field, the Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology covers the fundamentals as well as advanced applications across material types, different length and time scales, and encompassing various engineering applications and technologies. Exciting new areas such as nanotribology, tribochemistry and biotribology have also been included. As a six-volume set, the Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology comprises 1630 entries written by authoritative experts in each subject area, under the guidance of an international panel of key researchers from academia, national laboratories and industry. With alphabetically-arranged entries, concept diagrams and cross-linking features, this comprehensive work provides easy access to essential information for both researchers and practicing engineers in the fields of engineering (aerospace, automotive, biomedical, chemical, electrical, and mechanical) as well as materials science, physics, and chemistry.

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