By John S. Gulliver (auth.), John S. Gulliver (eds.)
What occurs while a chemical is published into the surroundings? It diffuses, disperses, adsorbs, reacts, and/or adjustments nation. to foretell and research this method, the math of diffusion is utilized to lakes, rivers, groundwater, the ambience, the oceans, and delivery among those media. A sustainable international calls for a deep realizing of the delivery of chemical compounds throughout the setting and the way to deal with and harness this procedure. This quantity provides a succinct and in-depth advent to this severe subject. that includes authoritative, peer-reviewed articles from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability technology and Technology, Transport and destiny of chemical substances within the Environment represents a necessary one-stop reference for an viewers of researchers, undergraduate and graduate scholars, and professionals.
By C. Pierce Salguero, David Roylance
Drawing from Thai background, cultural reviews, Buddhist faith, and yogic practices, in addition to a latest realizing of anatomy and body structure, this guidebook bridges the distance among thought and perform whereas proposing bodywork because it is known in Thailand—as a healing scientific technological know-how. proposing specified research of every step in a Thai therapeutic massage regimen, the heritage, religious traditions, and moral codes are provided in an attractive, casual kind. quite a few photos and diagrams illustrate the range of thoughts used, and examples of exercises for treating particular issues are mentioned. up-to-date with new structure, images, and elevated textual content, this exhaustive guide is whole with a piece at the major strength meridians and diagrams of acupressure issues, making it the precise device to accompany an individual learning this well known therapeutic modality.
The Encyclopedia of the Documentary movie is a completely overseas reference paintings at the historical past of the documentary movie from the Lumière brothers' employees Leaving the Lumière manufacturing unit (1885) to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 (2004). This Encyclopedia offers a source that severely analyzes that heritage in all its features. not just does this Encyclopedia research person motion pictures and the careers of person movie makers, it additionally offers evaluate articles of nationwide and nearby documentary movie historical past. It explains options and topics within the research of documentary movie, the thoughts utilized in making movies, and the associations that aid their creation, appreciation, and protection.
By William N. Thompson
Whether they're referred to as "gaming" through the industry's supporters or "gambling" via its competitors, video games of probability have continuously exerted a strong pull. each human society has indulged in a few kind of playing and, paradoxically, has additionally attempted to ban or restrict it. during this entire, aim examine gambling—its humans, areas, and occasions; its legislation and regulations; its video games and equipment—scholar William N. Thompson strains the roots of playing from old history.
The lottery video games performed in historical Rome finally traveled with settlers to the hot international, the place the Jamestown colonists loved them. Casinos, too, existed in the course of the Roman Empire, have been reestablished in the course of the Renaissance, and centuries later, flourished aboard Mississippi riverboats. The pervasiveness of playing means that it serves a few uncomplicated functionality for human societies, Thompson argues. but it could turn into a pathology for convinced members and allure mortgage sharks, prostitutes, drug purchasers, and arranged crime.
Greater than 5,000 entries disguise contemporary phenomena, innovations, cults, personalities, agencies and guides during this up to date paintings. New positive aspects contain a web assets index and a normal bibliography.