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A compilation of 175 up-to-date, contemporary profiles of accomplished and rising stars of politics, industry, entertainment and the arts from the U.S. and around the world. H.W. Wilson's Current Biography Yearbook combines a full year of the monthly magazine Current Biography into a single, permanent record. It has been delivering up-to-date biographies of men and women of contemporary importance since 1940. Current Biography is renowned for its unfailing accuracy, insightful selection and the wide scope of influence of its subjects.
Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance.
This award winner shows how printed books are changing in step with positive developments in the digital world, and how librarians, teachers, and parents can recognize and appreciate good books for youth that: Break barriers with accurate presentations of material previously unavailable in children's literature. Create connections for and among young people. Use digital design to open the way for a new kind of reading and understanding, with sophisticated graphics and multi-layered, nonlinear stories and information.
This complete and in-depth chronology of the Asia and the Pacific region covers history from antiquity to the present. It does so with special emphasis on the key developments in human history that occurred in the region. This work features events in politics, government, law; war, religion, education, scholarship, philosophy; travel and exploration, economic life, arts and entertainment, literature and journalism, society and everyday life, and science, technology, and medicine. The volume also includes a convenient subject index.
A record of human creativity from ancient times to the present. From prehistoric rock engravings to Steven Spielberg's moving film Schindler's List, from Shakespeare's love sonnets to Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, this superlative reference reflects the entire spectrum of human creativity and artistic endeavor from earliest times. Includes advances in: Architecture, Dance, Decorative Arts, Drama, Film, Graphic Arts, Literature, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Television and Radio.
Accommodating many substantial changes in rules and standards pertaining to indexes and indexing since its first edition in 1991, Indexing from A to Z, Second Edition will be invaluable to any professional. This edition is an improved selection of topics and shows practical examples of correct and incorrect indexing. The latest national and international standards and recommended practices are always cited, as well as references to the professional literature in an extensive bibliography.
Folktales build bridges to other cultures! Enrich the experience of sharing traditions for your students with this fun, easy, and practical sourcebook. Noted folklorist and storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald presents 20 of her favorite folktales celebrating worldwide holidays. Each is presented in an ethnopoetic format that helps the teller establish the story's rhythm and construct an exciting, dramatic delivery.