Notes on key reviews in this issue
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Article citation: Tony Chalcraft, (2012) "Notes on key reviews in this issue", Reference Reviews, Vol. 26 Iss: 4, pp. -
Article Type: Editorial notes and queries From: Reference Reviews, Volume 26, Issue 4
- Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Volume III. Society, Religious Specialists, Religious Traditions, Philosophy (RR 2012/153). Third volume on what will be the definitive work in English on Hinduism. Follows our reviews of previous volumes: (RR 2010/201) and (RR 2011/150). The set is scheduled to be complete in five volumes.
- Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language Sciences (RR 2012/168). Significant new work in its field comprising 483 entries.
- Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World (RR 2012/194). Another reference relating to the Islamic world, this ABC-Clio two volume set, reviewed here in its e-book version, covers over 250 battles and conflicts from 650 CE to the present.
- Early American Imprints, Series I: Supplement from LCP 1670-1800 (RR 2012/151). Adds 1,000 additional items to the Readex’s Early American Imprints database based on Charles Evans American Bibliography, previously reviewed in these columns in its Readex online version (RR 2005/068).
- Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (RR 2012/176). Second edition of this Oxford University Press title first published in 1996. This expanded three volume set focuses more extensively on the societal aspects of climate change, especially national policy-making and international policy negotiations.
- First World War: Personal Experiences (RR 2012/196). Another innovative resource from UK database producer Adam Matthew Digital. Put together in collaboration with libraries and museums in a number of countries, this resource includes a wide range of primary materials such as diaries, letters, sketches and photographs, supplemented by supporting essays, maps, etc.
- Green’s Dictionary of Slang (RR 2012/171). A review of the database version of Green’s available on the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf platform. Green’s dictionary, a dictionary on historical principles like the Oxford English Dictionary and first published in three volumes in 2010, is now the definitive reference source for slang.
- Handbook of Mammals of the World (RR 2012/178). The Barcelona-based publisher Lynx, having recently completed the monumental Handbook of the Birds of the World (RR 2008/360), has now embarked on a similar project for mammals to be completed in eight volumes.
- Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (RR 2012/173). New edition of this standard Oxford University Press companion previously published in 1989. This edition provides a large-scale revision and adds 200 entries.
- Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing (RR 2012/166). Major new seven volume set from Wiley. Also available online.