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By Helen Canton. 2021
The Europa Directory of International Organizations 2021 serves as an unequalled one-volume guide to the contemporary international system. Within a…clear, unique framework the recent activities of all major international organizations are described in detail. Given alongside extensive background information the reader is able to assess the role and evolving functions of these organizations in today's world. The contact details, key personnel and activities of more than 2,000 international and regional entities have again been thoroughly researched and updated for this 23rd edition. Highlights in this edition include: - a fully revised Who's Who section with biographical details of the key players in the international system. - the response of the international community to crises and conflicts throughout the world. - specially-commissioned introductory essays cover topics including global environmental governance, transboundary water management, and multilateral governance and global action on health.
By Harry E. Wedeck. 1973
This A-to-Z reference book comprises astrological techniques and concepts as well as the historical figures who have contributed to the…study of astrology.Covering astrological traditions from across the globe, this authoritative guidebook offers an in-depth overview of the complex and fascinating world of astrology. Spiritualist and occult scholar Harry E. Wedeck provides a wealth of information on astrological terminology, ideas, theories, and principles, as well as the history of astrology from antiquity to the present. Wedeck also includes biographical information on major figures in the field, from the Arabian astrologer Abben-Ragel to Zoroaster, the Persian founder of the cult of Zoroastrianism. For practicing astrologers, students of horoscopes, or anyone exploring the wisdom of the stars, Dictionary of Astrology is an essential reference work.
By Frederick M. Schweitzer, Harry E. Wedeck. 1967
This A-to-Z reference offers a survey of Renaissance personalities, innovations, and other terminologies with an in-depth introduction about the period.By…the fourteenth century, Italian society bore little resemblance to that of the feudal age. Merchants and financiers were establishing a new social order with greater freedom than their counterparts north of the Alps. This meant that cultural transformations would first flourish in Italy and later be carried to the rest of the continent.Dictionary of the Renaissance is a comprehensive reference guide to the period, including informative entries about major artists and other important figures, significant events and locations, and other key terms and concepts associated with the Renaissance. The introduction provides a historic overview of the cultural, political, economic, and scientific transformations that occurred in Italy between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries.
By Wade Baskin, Harry E. Wedeck. 1971
An encyclopedic survey of esoteric traditions, supernatural phenomena, and spiritualist thinkers from ancient mythmakers to present-day gurus.The concept of the…supernatural applies to a variety of occurrences that are beyond the grasp of typical human consciousness. Supernaturalism encompasses the animate and the inanimate; the physical and the metaphysical; Heaven, Hell and all that is between. This reference guide offers an in-depth survey of these phenomena, as well as the terminology and personalities connected to various spiritualist traditions that have sought to understand them.Dictionary of Spiritualism ranges across the world, and from antiquity to the twentieth century, touching on a multiplicity of legends, mythologies, beliefs, and supernatural events that are far beyond mortal comprehension.
By Wade Baskin, Harry E Wedeck, Collin De Plancy. 1972
Three authoritative yet accessible reference books explaining the terms, concepts, histories, and significant personalities of occult systems and practices.Dictionary of…Satanism is a concise yet wide-ranging reference guide for the casual reader. It features essential information on the important concepts, issues, people, places, and events associated with Satanism. Also covered are the myriad forms and names that satanic worship has taken from ancient times to the present. Following its original publication in 1818, Collin de Plancy&’s Dictionary of Witchcraft became a landmark study of demonology and the occult. A significant influence on the Romantic literary movement and notably consulted by author Victor Hugo, de Plancy&’s work remains an essential reference text for any student of the dark arts. Dictionary of Pagan Religions offers a wide-ranging survey of the many religious cults that have flourished around the world from the Stone Age to the present. From Egyptian to Celtic traditions and Gnosticism to Cabala, coauthors Harry E. Wedeck and Wade Baskin have compiled information about the rites, rituals, and influences of these religious systems.
A comprehensive reference guide to all things occult, covering a broad range of magic tradition from Babylonian times to the…present day. This authoritative reference text by linguist and occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers a broad understanding of witchcraft, necromancy, paganism, the occult, and many of magic&’s other manifestations. With in-depth information on essential concepts, practices, and vocabulary, Dictionary of Magic also covers many of the most notable wizards and demonographers. Perhaps the most famous word in all of magic, Abracadabra is in fact a magic formula used in incantations against sickness or ill luck. Black Mass is a mass held in honor of the Devil. Geloscopy is the practice of divination through observing someone&’s laughter. From A-to-Z, Wedeck covers magical names and terms from around the world and down through the ages.
By Wade Baskin, Harry E Wedeck. 1971
A comprehensive reference guide to religious cults of the ancient world, with essential information on religious systems, texts, temple sites,…and more. Dictionary of Pagan Religions offers a wide-ranging survey of the many religious cults that have flourished around the world from the Stone Age to the present. From Egyptian to Celtic traditions, and Gnosticism to Cabala, coauthors Harry E. Wedeck and Wade Baskin have compiled in-depth information about the rites and rituals associated with these religious systems, as well as their surprisingly significant influence on mainstream theology and philosophy. This authoritative text includes many of the world&’s forgotten religions, with important information about their ideologies, practices, mythologies, and more. Arranged in A-to-Z format, Dictionary of Pagan Religions is an essential reference guide for any student of paganism, polytheism, or ancient religious practices.
By Harry E. Wedeck. 1963
The spiritualist and author of Dictionary of Aphrodisiacs presents an in-depth study of love potions and charms through the centuries.Love…and sexuality are perhaps some of the most essential, eternal, and universal concerns of humankind. Since before recorded history, societies have sought ways to improve their physiological potency, attract mates amorously, and—in some instances—prevent such attraction or divert it elsewhere. Over time, these means have taken many forms: love elixirs, spells, and rites have been part of virtually every civilization through the ages. This survey explores the evolution of love potion practices over the centuries and across the world. Separate chapters focus on ancient Greece, Rome, India, and the Orient, as well as the Middle Ages and modern times. Author Harry E. Wedeck relays the spiritual aspects of these concoctions as well as historical anecdotes about them. Recipes are also included, though Wedeck cautions that they are exclusively for academic purposes and not intended for personal use.
By Oscar Wilde. 1998
Epigrams, aphorisms, and other bon mots gathered from the celebrated wit's plays, essays, and conversation offer an entertaining selection of…observations both comic and profound. Organized by category, the nearly 400 quotes range in subject from human nature, morals, and society to art, politics, history, and more.
By Jason D. Rivera. 2021
Find the answers to disaster and emergency management research questions with Disaster and Emergency Management Methods. Written to engage students…and to provide a flexible foundation for instructors and practitioners, this interdisciplinary textbook provides a holistic understanding of disaster and emergency management research methods used in the field. The disaster and emergency management contexts have a host of challenges that affect the research process that subsequently shape methodological approaches, data quality, analysis and inferences. In this book, readers are presented with the considerations that must be made before engaging in the research process, in addition to a variety of qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches that are currently being used in the discipline. Current, relevant, and fascinating real-world applications provide a window into how each approach is being applied in the field. Disaster and Emergency Management Methods serves as an effective way to empower readers to approach their own study of disaster and emergency management research methods with confidence.
By Lindsay S. Nixon. 2014
Every day, Lindsay S. Nixon, author of the popular Happy Herbivore blog and cookbook series, is sent dozens of questions…from readers about living a plant-based life: What do you do in social situations outside of the home? At restaurants? Potlucks? Weddings? What about traveling and vacation? How do you deal with negativity and naysayers? How do you talk to your family and friends about this way of life?Nixon has put together a practical guide to address questions like these and to help with the many other challenges that come with a plant-based or vegan diet. Whether you're already living the Happy Herbivore lifestyle or simply thinking of switching to a plant-based way of life, The Happy Herbivore Guide to Plant-Based Living is for you.
By Russell Ash, Brendan Mcginley, Brian Cullen. 2008
It's a fact that men love lists: with lists, men can find the most interesting information with the least amount…of effort. This book contains over 250 lists covering the most important subjects in life - cars, sports, barbecues, gadgets - and answers the most vital questions: Are Ferraris faster than Lamborghinis? What's the most common murder weapon? Who was the fattest Prime Minister? Which city has the highest proportion of women to men? What's the most alcholic beer in the world?No matter what your chosen subject may be, Top 10 for Men is a must for every pub-trivia king.
By Lynda Wright. 2010
Your dream wedding starts with this first simple step. Your wedding day marks the beginning of a new and exciting…chapter in your life, so you'll want to make sure it's as wonderful as you always dreamed it would be. This book will guide you through all the organisational detail of your wedding preparations so that you'll feel completely confident about the many choices and decisions you will have to make. Written and designed in a logical, easy-to-use style, it concentrates on the practical aspects of preparing for your big day and is divided into three parts: * The Countdown Calendar, detailing all the vital steps at each stage of the preparations * The Action Plans, showing the step-by-step sequences needed to organise the transport, flowers, photography and all the other essentials * The Checklists, providing lots of space for you to record all the relevant information, so that you can track your progress and ensure that nothing has been overlooked If you follow this book step by step, you'll feel confident that your big day will be a great success and one that you'll remember for the rest of your life.
By Russell Ash. 2009
From the bestselling author of "Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything" series comes a special collection of 250 unique lists that…observe of the idiosyncrasies of our Isles and encompass everything British. Discover hundreds of essential, intriguing and bizarre facts about your country's most iconic subjects, including: the 10 most produced plays by Shakespeare; 10 defunct British national holidays; the 10 longest seaside piers; the 10 lowest-scoring UK Eurovision entries; the 10 latest winners of the World Conker Championships; the 10 first performed Gilbert & Sullivan operas; the Top 10 singles of all time banned by the BBC; 10 unusual British laws; the Top 10 Tesco's lines; the 10 latest winners of the Pub of the Year award ...plus 240 other fascinating lists in this at-a-glance guide to what makes Britain great.
By John Bowden. 2006
I know exactly what you are thinking. It seemed such a good idea at the time, but now you are…beginning to realise there's going to be more to it than just turning up on time and handing over the ring. Am I right, or am I right? Fear not. Whether the happy couple has a traditional white wedding vision or a modernist view of their big day, this handbook will show you how to become their perfect best man...a best man who knows how to combine the best of the old with the best of the new. The groom will be glad he chose you. So pour yourself a cold one, sit back and get ready to learn how to turn a stressful honour into a piece of (wedding) cake.
By John Bowden. 2000
What are the golden rules of speech making? How should you respond to the toast to the bride and groom?…And which people do you need to thank and how? The answers to all these questions and more are here in this much-needed book. Now you can make your wedding day speech memorable for all the right reasons!-- Add sincerity, sparkle and humor-- Enjoy the big dayContents: Learning the essentials; conveying your feelings to guests; adding a little humour; finding the ideal beginning and ending; putting it all together; getting the delivery right; stories, jokes and one-liners for your speech; sample speeches.
By Steve Lowe, Alan McArthur. 2005
If you hate: loft living; bar-clubs; Tony Blair; chick lit; global warming sceptics; Keane; loyalty cards; IKEA; Kabbalah; bling and…Richard Curtis...... then you need IS IT JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT? - an encylopedic attack on modern culture and the standard reference work for everyone who believes everything is shit. Which it is. This book is for the large percentage of the population interested in saying NO to the phoney ideas, cretinous people, useless products and doublespeak that increasingly dominate our lives. This book is designed for everyone who thinks they may have mislaid their soul in a Coffee Republic. Never before has there been a book so completely full of shit.This very funny, well-informed, belligerent rant of a book adds up to an excoriating broadside against consumer capitalism that the authors hope will sell loads of copies.
By John Bowden. 2000
You have a wonderful opportunity to add to the magic of your daughter's wedding. Your words will linger in memories…- they may even be captured on video for future generations to hear. So what are the golden rules of speech-making? How can you convey emotion, seriousness and add a touch of humour?
By Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince. 2008
This book is not intended as an attack on Christianity of the Christ of faith, but is an assessment of…all the historical evidence about Jesus Christ.Although there is a huge literature on the subject - theological, historical, mythical, New Age and speculative - almost all of it is aimed at a niche market. The Masks of Christ is very different, being a mainstream book aimed at everyone. For the first time, all the various theories and facts about Jesus are considered between the covers of one accessible book.As the phenomenal sales of The Da Vinci Code continue to fuel a growing global appetite for questioning the old certainities and assumptions about Christianity and what it says about its founder, never has there been a more perfect time to launch The Masks of Christ.
By Steve Lowe, Alan McArthur. 2006
Bigger, badder, sharper, ruder, funnier, bestier . . . this all-new companion volume to the 2005 Christmas bestseller IS IT…JUST ME OR IS EVERYTHING SHIT? perfectly complements the first book to form the standard reference work on the shittiness of modern life - like a part-work, only good. Entries include: David Cameron, Lemsip, Baby Asbos, Dream homes, the Chinese Communist Party, Chefs' families, Zac Goldsmith, the Olympics, Credit cards marketed as sources of spiritual enlightenment, Nu-Torture, Cornish nationalism, Detox socks, Stag weeks and Politicians called David. Because, if anything, it just keeps getting worse . . .