Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts
This first volume of a comprehensive guide to the British Library's renowned collection of Greek manuscripts describes over 600 manuscripts from the Arundel, Burney, Harley, King's, Landsowne, Royal, Stowe and Yates Thompson collections, plus additions to the Additional and Egerton MSS since 1925. Cellophane jacket.
The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
Comprising more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, the Continuum Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to American literature, surveying its growth and development from Puritan writers of colonial times to the best-selling authors writing today. The volume also contains 70 substantial articles on topics and genres, from abolitionism to young adult literature, all cross-referenced to the biographical entries. Most articles include bibliographic information and there is an index of authors.
The Long and the Short of It
How We Came to Measure Our World
In the seventh century a yard was as much a reckoning of the worth of some land as a set measure of its dimensions and, although the term came to mean a unit of distance, the 36-inch standard was not settled until 1855. This light-hearted compendium explores the origins of our weighing, measuring and timing systems from the Babylonian calendar to the metric system.