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Dictionary of Theories: More than 5000 Theories, Laws, and Hypotheses Described
     

Dictionary of Theories: More than 5000 Theories, Laws, and Hypotheses Described

by Jennifer Bothamley
 

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The Dictionary of Theories is the first multi-disciplinary reference book to bring together theories, laws, hypotheses, principles, rules, theorems, �ologies, and �isms from all subject areas. With more than 5,000 entries, the Dictionary of Theories is a unique and handy reference for the inquiring reader who wants to know more about the many theories

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The Dictionary of Theories is the first multi-disciplinary reference book to bring together theories, laws, hypotheses, principles, rules, theorems, �ologies, and �isms from all subject areas. With more than 5,000 entries, the Dictionary of Theories is a unique and handy reference for the inquiring reader who wants to know more about the many theories cited daily in newspapers and magazines and on television, radio, and the Internet.

Alphabetically arranged entries cover the arts, economics, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, hard sciences, and more.

Ancient and modern, accepted and discredited, all theories that have relevance in today�s world are included. The depth of the terms varies from undergraduate level to the more populist, with theories such as Parkinson�s law and the Peter Principle included.

Each theory gives the name and date of the theory; subject area; the name, nationality, and dates of the discoverer; a concise description of the theory and a comment about its validity; and, where appropriate, a one-item bibliography giving details of a title in which a fuller explanation can be found. Equations and technical diagrams have also been included.

We�ve got your theory! Extensive cross-references allow you to browse within areas and across discipline. And the two indexes enable you to see which entries are covered by each subject area and the names and dates of the people associated with each theory.

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Booknews
A fascinating guide to the plethora of theories, laws, hypotheses, principles, rules, theorems, "ologies," and "isms" from all subject areas bandied about regularly in the media. Some 4,000 alphabetical entries give the name and date of the theory; subject area; name, nationality, and dates of the discoverer; a concise description of the theory and a comment about its validity; and, where appropriate, a one item bibliography, listing a title where a fuller explanation can be found. Equations and technical diagrams are also included. Thoroughly cross-referenced and indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760753194
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
01/20/2004
Pages:
637
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.36(h) x 1.64(d)

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