Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Five-Volume Set Simon A. Levin, Simon A. Levin is available to download
|Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Five-Volume Set|
Simon A.Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Five-Volume ... Textbook Levin, Simon A. Levin
|Type: ||eBook |
|Released: ||2000 |
|Publisher: ||Academic Press |
|Page Count: ||2093 |
|Format: ||pdf |
|Language: ||English |
|ISBN-13: ||9780122268656 |
The developing world, also known as the "Third World," comprises nations underdeveloped in the areas of economics, political and social characteristics, and cultural components. Much of this encyclopedia focuses on Africa, Asia, and Latin America, with special focus on subregions of these areas, including South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America's Southern Cone. The Middle East, Soviet Union, and East European Bloc have a fair representation as well. Although the economic stability of the latter nations may appear passable, political, social, or cultural characteristics have identified them as underdeveloped. Generally speaking, this encyclopedia includes all nations exclusive of the G-7 nations (U.S., Japan, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Canada); other Western European nations; Australia; and New Zealand.
According to editor Leonard, "as much as possible, the encyclopedia covers the history, economic development, and politics of the developing world from 1945 to the present, providing the reader with a reliable, up-to-date view of the current state of scholarship on the developing world." Leonard has worked with a team of 251 contributors, who represent both developed and underdeveloped nations and a variety of disciplines.
The 800 articles are arranged alphabetically, with see also references. The articles, ranging from 500 to 5,000 words, are signed and include lists of references and further readings. Several entries also include charts and graphs. Types of articles include factual narratives, analytical discussions, and overviews describing the history and economic development of a particular country. Although many countries have their own articles, they are also included in larger regional articles. For example, Cambodia has additional data in various Southeast Asia articles. There are also entries for organizations ( CARE, HAMAS, Russian Orthodox Church); individuals ( Castro, Fidel; Gandhi, Indira; Mandela, Nelson); and various other topics having national ( Libyan Cultural Revolution, Three Gorges Dam, Untouchables), regional ( African disapora, Braceros program, Kashmir dispute), and global ( Acid precipitation, Infant mortality, Terrorism) impact. An extensive index, 102 pages in length, includes countries and regions, personal and organizational names, and themes and topics. The index, list of contributors, A-Z list of entries, and thematic list of entries are included in each of the three volumes.
Providing a unique context for the examination of most of the world's nations, this set is recommended for academic and large public libraries. Sue PolankaCopyright Â© American Library Association. All rights reserved
A worthwhile package... A suitable purchase for school, academic, and public libraries.Library Journal, February 2006An important three-volume Encyclopedia... Economic, social, historical, biographical, and individual country descriptions comprise the bulk of the well-researched entries... Topical discussions of issues facing the developing world provide the real value to this encyclopedia set... Highly recommended.Choice, April 2006