Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food

By Andrew F. Smith

Eating junk foodstuff and quick meals is a brilliant all-American ardour. American youngsters and grownups love their sweet bars, colossal Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and strong Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous health and wellbeing results from the large urge for food for those processed fats- and sugar-loaded meals are good publicized now. This used to be really dramatically evidenced by means of great measurement Me (2004), filmmaker Morgan Spurlock's 30-day all-McDonald's vitamin within which his liver suffered an analogous poisoning as though he have been on a longer alcohol binge. via elevated globalization, American well known nutrition tradition is being more and more emulated somewhere else on the planet, comparable to China, with the possibility of comparable disastrous outcomes. This A-to-Z reference is the 1st to target the junk meals and quickly meals phenomena from a large number of angles as well as well-being and nutrition issues. greater than 250 essay entries objectively discover the scope of the themes to light up the yank means via items, businesses and marketers, social historical past, pop culture, firms, matters, politics, commercialism and consumerism, and masses more.

Interest in those themes is excessive. This informative and engaging paintings, with entries on present controversies similar to mad cow sickness and manufacturing facility farming, the meals pyramid, motion picture tie-ins, and advertising and marketing to youngsters, may be hugely necessary for studies, study, and perusing. It takes readers behind the curtain, studying the importance of things like uniforms, education, packaging, and franchising. Readers of all ages also will benefit from the nostalgia issue, studying concerning the historical past of iconic drive-ins, the tale in the back of the mascots, proof approximately their favourite sweet bar, and collectables. each one access ends with advised interpreting. along with an creation, a timeline, word list, bibliography, source consultant, and images increase the textual content. pattern entries: A&W Root Beer; ads; cars; Ben & Jerry's; Burger King; Carhops; middle for technology within the Public curiosity; Christmas; Cola Wars; Employment; reasonable nutrition; quickly nutrition country; Hershey, Milton; Hollywood; damage; Krispy Kreme; Lobbying; Nabisco; weight problems; PepsiCo; Salt; Soda Fountain; youngster Hangouts; Vegetarianism; White fortress; Yum! manufacturers, Inc.

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How Things Work Encyclopedia: A First Reference Guide for Inquisitive Minds

By DK Publishing

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Looking on the expertise throughout us-and then explaining the way it works, the How issues paintings Encyclopedia lifts the hood of a automobile engine, will get within a television set, and discovers the facility of invisible microwaves. With close-ups, cutaways, and diagrams bringing the expertise to existence, and timelines illustrating the advance of innovations, not easy interest quizzes and engaging proof, the How issues paintings Encyclopedia shall we young ones relatively see and comprehend what's happening within.

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The Piano: An Encyclopedia (2nd Edition)

This paintings examines the impression of digital advancements (particularly the net) on neighborhood reviews librarianship. The explosion within the use of the net has been matched by way of an curiosity in neighborhood, family members, and group heritage. This paintings brings those advancements jointly. It presents practitioners with sensible recommendation at the provision of Web-based prone for clients. Such components as e-geneaology and e-learning are coated. The paintings presents examples of best-practice and exhibits how sensible classes might be realized from the stories of the innovators within the box.

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Encyclopedia of Gangs

In mild of la' gang kingdom of emergency, ethnic and minority gangs are arguably extra excessive profile now than at the other time in our historical past. information media regularly specialize in the crime and violence linked to gangs, yet no longer a lot else. This encyclopedia seeks to light up the area of gangs, together with gang formations, regimen gang actions, aberrations and present advancements. 100 essay entries concerning gangs within the usa and around the globe supply a diffuse evaluation of the crowd phenomenon. each one access defines and explains the time period, presents an historic evaluate, and explains its value at the present time. because the following entries exhibit, gangs are a part of the material of yank society. they don't seem to be purely in our groups but in addition our colleges and different social associations. figuring out the realm of gangs is consequently had to comprehend American society.

Entries contain: Bikers, Bloods, Cholas, Crips, gang mythology, gang struggle, graffiti, Hell's Angels, Hong Kong Triads, Latin Kings, legislations enforcement, occultic gangs, mafia, media, felony gangs, rites, Skinheads, Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act, tattoos, trafficking, Wanna-bes, West facet Story, Witness safety courses, and early life gangs.

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The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia: A Concise Guide to Over 395 Plant Oils

By David Schiller

Carol and David Schiller, well-known specialists within the box of aromatheraphy and plant oils, have created a complete reference e-book. features a basic advent to right protection, guidance, and utilization of the oils, and what to monitor out for in advertisement items. Separate chapters offer descriptions of the basic oils, provider oils, and infused oils, deetailing their derivation and historical past, documented houses, and armatherapeutic tools of use. With classification listings of oil homes and cross-reference lists from botanical to universal names.

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Propaganda and Mass Persuasion: A Historical Encyclopedia, 1500 to the Present

By Nicholas J. Cull, David Culbert, David Welch

This attention-grabbing survey offers a complete creation to propaganda, its altering nature, its practitioners, and its impression at the previous 5 centuries of global background. Written via best specialists, it covers the masters of the paintings from Joseph Goebbels to Mohandas Gandhi and examines greatly influential works of persuasion equivalent to Uncle ToM&Apos;s Cabin, suggestions akin to motion pictures and posters, and key options like black propaganda and brainwashing.

Case experiences demonstrate the function of mass persuasion in the course of the Reformation, and wars all through heritage. neighborhood reviews conceal propaganda superpowers, corresponding to Russia, China, and the U.S., in addition to little-known propaganda campaigns in Southeast Asia, eire, and Scandinavia. The e-book strains the evolution of propaganda from the period of published handbills to machine fakery, and profiles such fantastic practitioners of the artwork as 3rd Reich movie director Leni Riefenstahl and 19th-century cartoonist Thomas Nast, whose works helped to carry the infamous Boss Tweed to justice.

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The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia

Ezra Pound ceaselessly replaced the process poetry. the writer of an unlimited physique of literature, his huge, immense variety of references and use of a number of languages make him probably the most imprecise authors and―because of his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity―one of the main arguable. This encyclopedia is a concise but accomplished advisor to his existence and writings. integrated are greater than 250 alphabetically prepared entries on such subject matters as Arabic historical past, chinese language translation, dance, Hilda Doolittle, Egyptian literature, Robert Frost, and Pound's guides. The entries are written via approximately a hundred professional participants and cite works for extra reading.

Ezra Pound perpetually replaced the process poetry. His large physique of poetry and significant works make him one of many twentieth century's such a lot prolific writers, and his impression has formed later poets, nice and small. His huge, immense variety of references, planned obscurity, and use of a number of languages make him essentially the most tough authors and― as a result of his Fascism, anti-Semitism, and questionable sanity―one of the main arguable figures in American literary background. This encyclopedia is a concise but finished consultant to his lifestyles and writings.

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Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology

The moment variation of this exhaustive paintings offers a really foreign, entire and multi-disciplinary reference encompassing the numerous assorted subject matters surrounding the sector of nanotechnology.  every one access within the 4-volume set deals a brief, self-contained overview of the subject material, written at a degree compatible for graduate scholars, researchers, and practitioners. the 1st version of the Encyclopedia brought plenty of phrases, units and methods relating to the multi-disciplinary box of nanotechnology. For the revised 2d variation, current entries were up to date to mirror advancements within the box, and greater than one hundred ten thoroughly new entries were extra to hide rising fabrics, applied sciences and components of software. significant advancements for the 2nd version comprise the following:

  • Expanded part on nanostructures together with new chapters on buildings, features and purposes of graphene and graphene oxidesNew entries on formation of nanoceramics and diamond through spark plasma sintering
  • New chapters at the synthesis and use of nanoparticles and sensible nanomaterials in biomedical applications
  • Significantly increased part on molecular modeling and simulation
  • Several new entries on MEMS and NEMS applied sciences together with graphene and CNT NEMS
  • Expanded assurance of microfluidics and nanofluidics, and functions of nanotechnology to biomedicine and biomedical imaging
  • Further fabric on environmental, healthiness and issues of safety relating nanomaterials
  • Expanded part on nanomanufacturing, now together with a number of entries on self-assembly

The diversified foreign authorship of the paintings is a mirrored image of the worldwide study attempt during this box, with contributions from best educational researchers and commercial specialists alike.

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