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During the bloodiest conflict the United States has ever known, the clothing of men, women, and children changed little as the country was consumed by war. Complete with ample sidebars, "The Civil War" gives readers the necessary background about this tumultuous time in American history so they can understand how clothing, from hooped skirts to army uniforms, differed by region and by class. Photographs from movies, including "Gone with the Wind", illustrate various popular types of clothing worn.T
The Medieval World focuses on the styles found in Europe from 1340 to 1460, which is most frequently represented as "medieval" in movies, TV, books, and art. During this time, wool was widely available, the length of clothing indicated one’s wealth, and luxurious fabrics from the East, such as silks, brocades, and damasks, were in demand among the rich. Tapestries from the time period, pictures from movies and plays, and detailed photographs show the clothing and accessories men and women, rich and poor, wore during the medieval period.
This book, part of the "Modern World Nations" series. Chapters cover geography, history, people and culture, government and politics, the economy, and possibilities for the future. The text is dense and presented in very long sentences and paragraphs, so even though the book is small and might appeal to younger readers, the narrative will probably work best for the older end of the age range. The book also includes several elements to help students doing research, including a list of pertinent facts, history highlights, a bibliography, suggestions for further reading and research, and a detailed index.
Nutrition and Disease Prevention delves into the complex relationship between nutrition and the prevention of disease. From classic deficiency diseases to problems of metabolism and nutrient absorption, and from severe malnutrition to obesity, nutritional status means the difference between health and sickness or even life and death. Today, researchers are defining the relationship between nutrients and the development of diseases in previously unsuspected ways—approaches that may lead to longer, healthier lives for all.
Beginning with definitions of such basic terms as cryptanalysis, encryption, and decryption, this introduction from the Intelligence and Counterintelligence series emphasizes the point that cryptography is now a part of everyday business, not limited to espionage and the military. The narrative explains how various ciphers are constructed, from the simplest to the most complex, then covers basic concepts and types of cryptanalysis. After a short overview of cryptology through history, the survey concludes with a look at the development of modern electronic cryptology.
Chock full of lists and quips, stats and quotes, Ask Me Everything will keep readers of all ages asking questions for hours. No topic is left unquestioned; no question is left unanswered. In this brilliant follow-up to Ask Me Anything thousands of facts, incredible photographs, hilarious information, and hours of family fun are packed into this vibrant book.
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