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Historical Dictionary Of Skiing

Author : E. John B. Allen
ISBN : 9780810868021
Genre : Reference
File Size : 66.99 MB
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Skiing is one of the oldest modes of transportation known, predating the wheel with dated artifacts to prove its pedigree. Skiing for sport, however, did not become common until about 150 years ago. The first Winter Olympic Games, held in Chamonix, France in 1924, were the first to introduce skiing as a competition. Events were held in both ski jumping and cross-country skiing. With advances in technology and increased leisure time, the popularity of skiing as a sport has risen exponentially since it was first introduced. The Historical Dictionary of Skiing relates the history of the sport through a comprehensive alphabetical dictionary with detailed, cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. Author E. John B. Allen introduces the reader to the history of skiing through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for researchers, students, and anyone interested in the history of skiing.
Category: Reference

Historical Dictionary Of Switzerland

Author : Leo Schelbert
ISBN : 9781442233522
Genre : History
File Size : 28.73 MB
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Switzerland's exceptional scenic beauty of valleys, lakes, and mountains, its central location on international trade routes, and its world famous banking system are just a few elements that have contributed to its rise in the global market. It consists of twenty-six member states, called cantons and it’s actively engaged in the maintenance of peace among nations. The history of the Swiss Confederation is as rich and varied as its culture and people. This updated second edition of Historical Dictionary of Switzerland features the nation's multicultural and democratic traditions and institutions, its complex history, and its people's involvement in past and present world affairs. This is done through a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, maps, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone who wants to know more about Switzerland.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Slovenia

Author : Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj
ISBN : 9781538111062
Genre : History
File Size : 76.96 MB
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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Slovenia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Democratic People S Republic Of Korea

Author : James E. Hoare
ISBN : 9781538119747
Genre : History
File Size : 23.10 MB
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of The Olympic Movement

Author : Ian Buchanan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110359820
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 47.69 MB
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Offers a multitude of hard-to-find facts on the important people, events, and organizations involved in the Olympic movement.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Historical Dictionary Of Cyprus

Author : Stavros Panteli
ISBN : UOM:39015038434737
Genre : History
File Size : 49.52 MB
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Provides an overview of the island and its people, religion, economy, education, health conditions, and the like. Appendices and maps are also included.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of The Olympic Movement

Author : Bill Mallon
ISBN : 9780810875227
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 42.6 MB
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The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement presents a comprehensive history of the games from the first recorded history of the games in 776 B.C. to the present day. This is done through a chronology, forewords by Dan Jansen and Mike Krzyzewski, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, photos, and over 900 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering the history, philosophy, and politics of the Olympics and, of course, the medal winners. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Olympics.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Historical Dictionary Of Germany S Weimar Republic 1918 1933

Author : Charles Paul Vincent
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019319206
Genre : History
File Size : 39.42 MB
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The failure of Germany's first republic after World War I has aroused several decades of concentrated study. Synthesizing that study, this historical dictionary will enhance an understanding of the Weimar era. It covers individuals as diverse as Bertolt Brecht, Adolf Hitler, and the physicist Lise Meitner. There are also entries defining such events as the Beerhall Putsch, the Republic's various organizations and institutions, and its complex array of political parties. The dictionary also gives substance to cultural terms (such as Dada), and to film, music, and other media, as well as to those concepts, such as Anti-Semitism, deemed vital to an understanding of the period.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Georgia

Author : Alexander Mikaberidze
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123298643
Genre : History
File Size : 84.60 MB
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Alexander Mikaberidze has created an invaluable source that details the long and turbulent history of Georgia. Historical Dictionary of Georgia, through its chronology, glossary, introduction, appendixes, maps, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, places, events, and institutions, traces Georgia's history and provides a compass for the direction the country is heading.
Category: History

The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles

Author : Lesley Brown
ISBN : PSU:000022346049
Genre : English language
File Size : 42.51 MB
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The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary is the most significant dictionary of the decade. Freshly abridged from the acclaimed Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, it represents the ultimate authority on contemporary and historical English, next to the OED itself.Incorporating a wealth of newly researched material, it includes all the key features of the OED in just two volumes, making it the top-of-the-range Oxford dictionary for eveyday use. Both current and historical English are covered in its 220,000 entries, including such neologisms as dweeb,sellathon, masculist, and winterim. Its 500,000 definitions are illustrated with 87,000 quotations from 10,000 authors, each showing precisely how a word has been used over the centuries. New `contributors' range from Stephen King to Keri Hulme, Doris Lessing to Seamus Heaney.Each entry provides a wealth of information, including history and meaning, pronunciation, entymology, definitions, varient spellings, irregular inflections, quotations, idiomatic phrases and combinations, and a precise record of a word's use. No other general dictionary can provide access to sucha comprehensive account of the English language.* All the key features of the OED in just two volumes* Covers English from 1700 to today* 220,000 entries and over 500,000 definitions* 87,000 illustrative quotations from 10,000 authors* Four million words of text* Thousands of rare words, as well as the very latest vocabulary* Up-to-date pronunciation systems* Generous coverage of English around the world
Category: English language

The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary On Historical Principles N Z

Author : Lesley Brown
ISBN : 019861134X
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
File Size : 46.89 MB
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This reference work draws on the acclaimed Oxford English Dictionary second edition, incorporating all its key features. However, this is an entirely new text which also includes much new research across general vocabulary, slang, rare words, and scientific and technical words, containing 220,000 entries, 500,000 definitions, and 83,000 quotations on both historical and current English in 2 volumes.
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Historical Dictionary Of Latvia

Author : Andrejs Plakans
ISBN : UOM:39015073911292
Genre : History
File Size : 33.48 MB
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Located on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea, Latvia has had a turbulent past. Its larger neighbors (Russia, Germany, Poland, and Sweden) all occupied this area of the Baltic at different times, but it was not until the 20th century that Latvia achieved independence. Almost two decades since the country's emergence on the international scene, its economy is growing, and it has attained membership into NATO and the European Union. This Historical Dictionary of Latvia tells the turbulent history of Latvia through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, places, and events.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Austria

Author : Paula S. Fichtner
ISBN : UOM:49015002853357
Genre : History
File Size : 86.67 MB
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Austria's democratic identity exists only after a turbulent history of political, economic and cultural change. The entity's transformation from a monarchical and stratified society under the Habsburg Empire into an egalitarian polity did not come without a struggle.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Portugal

Author : Douglas L. Wheeler
ISBN : UOM:49015002853928
Genre : History
File Size : 22.35 MB
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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Portugal is the ideal resource for essentials and more. Written with the beginning student in mind but extensive enough to appeal to the scholar, the Dictionary dutifully selects from the wealth of information available on Portugal and presents it in a single straightforward volume.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Luxembourg

Author : Scarecrow Press
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018391297
Genre : History
File Size : 23.54 MB
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An essential reference guide to this important, but relatively unknown European country and offers an overview of its geography, people, language, religion, government, education, and history. Chronology and comprehensive bibliography. This sturdily constructed title is most welcome for its ability to provide quick answers to questions. It is recommended for the reference collections of academic and large public libraries. --ARBA
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Modern Italy

Author : Mark Gilbert
ISBN : 0810856026
Genre : History
File Size : 65.3 MB
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy introduces the country's key personalities, events, social developments, and cultural achievements since the beginning of the 19th century, when national feeling began to grow and Italy first emerged as something more than a geographical entity. It includes a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a map, a bibliography, and nearly 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on prominent individuals, institutions, events, politics, economics, society, and culture.
Category: History