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Carlisle, Rodney P.

Overview
Works: 152 works in 486 publications in 1 language and 28,315 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Juvenile works  Chronologies  Counterfactual histories  Death registers 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: T15, 609
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Most widely held works by Rodney P Carlisle
Scientific American inventions and discoveries : all the milestones in ingenuity--from the discovery of fire to the invention of the microwave oven by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the discovery of fire to the invention of the steam engine and the Pentium chip, Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries documents some of the most important discoveries in the scientific world, as well as the practical innovations that have forever changed the life of the human race. This engagingly written, authoritative book organizes more than 400 lively, detailed entries into chronological, easy-to-browse sections. Rodney Carlisle reveals the fascinating intersection of science and technology through the ages, examining the different styles of creation and innovation. We see how humans acquired an increasing body of ordinary procedures and instruments, from making fire and harvesting crops to living in shelters. Over time, specialists emerged, perfecting and passing down special arts such as carpentry, masonry, and metal smithing. They flourished in antiquity and organized into craft guilds in many of the societies of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We see how these artisans developed new instruments that helped bring about a refinement of scientific observation, allowing numerous leaps forward in measurement and knowledge of nature. Engineers and inventors changed the nature of production during the Industrial Revolution-moving from shop work to the large-scale factory-and created a host of new devices, from steam railroads to internal combustion engines. As scientific training began to affect the world of technology, a burst of inventions in the early 1900s changed human life more drastically than ever before. And, even as horrific instruments of warfare were born, a host of technologies was introduced in the electronics, nuclear, and biological fields that held out the promise of future peaceful progress. Featuring numerous illustrations and informative primary source sidebars, Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries is essential for anyone who wants to delve into the history of science and technology
Iraq war by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a dramatic three-week campaign beginning March 20, 2003, U.S. and British forces (with several other countries in a coalition) destroyed the Iraqi army, defeating Saddam Hussein's regime. Over the next few months, former regime members, along with some armed anti-american forces from outside Iraq, started a long and bitter armed resistance. Although the war itself had been conducted with fewer than 120 Americans killed in action, deaths following May 1 among occupying U.S. troops exceeded that number by fall 2003. Iraq War covers all the background material necessary to understand the circumstances surrounding this particular military undertaking. It explains how, in a dramatic three-week campaign, American and British forces (together with nominal support from several other countries in a coalition) destroyed the Iraqi army and defeated the regime of Saddam Hussein. The compelling narrative describes such later events as the capture of Saddam Hussein by U.S. forces while also addressing the aftermath of the military campaign and the continuing unrest in the country. An important and timely resource for middle and high school readers, Iraq War explores the history of the region as well as the recent events leading up to and culminating in this war
The roots of Black nationalism by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of politics : the left and the right( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Left and Right amusingly placed into left-hand (v.1) and right-hand (v.2) volumes respectively, this encyclopedia contains articles on the people, ideas, events, laws, and issues associated with left and right politics in language that will be accessible to the high school and undergraduate student as well as the general reader. Each entry includes cross-references and a bibliography. Among the topics for politics of the left are Susan B. Anthony, Jean- Jacques Rousseau, abolitionism, desegregation, ACLU, the New Deal, Solidarity, and the Workingmen's Party. Entries are included in each volume for 40 countries and regions, giving the history and current affairs for politics in each. Among the topics for the right are capitalism, Darwinism, censorship, martial law, and the Christian Coalition. The contributors teach at universities worldwide; some are independent scholars. Carlisle is at Rutgers U. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Day by day : the thirties( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides daily, monthly, and yearly chronologies for the 1930s that cover world affairs; events occuring on all continents; United States politics, foreign policy, and defense; economics; science and technology; and culture and lifestyle
Encyclopedia of the atomic age( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 500 A-Z entries cover topics pertinent to the atomic age, including nuclear-weapons development, nuclear energy, policy decisions, international crises, and biographical sketches of major scientists and government officials
Encyclopedia of intelligence and counterintelligence by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of spies, intelligence, and counterintelligences throughout history, both internationally and in the United States
Persian Gulf War by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of the American experience of the Persian Gulf War
Where the fleet begins : a history of the David Taylor Research Center, 1898-1998 by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wilson calendar of world history( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the people, places, events, concepts, inventions, and discoveries that have shaped civilizations throughout time
Encyclopedia of play in today's society by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreational activities of children and adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman Empire to video games today."--Back cover
Sovereignty at sea : U.S. merchant ships and American entry into World War I by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While numerous studies have examined Woodrow Wilson's neutrality policy prior to U.S. entry into World War I and how he eventually formulated his war goals after U.S. engagement, the historical literature has not focused on the actual merchant ship losses that created the final casus belli."--Front matter
America in revolt during the 1960s and 1970s( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America in Revolt during the 1960s and 1970s looks at 12 key events, including John F. Kennedy's death, the Civil Rights Act, the introduction of the birth control pill, the student killings at Kent State, and Richard Nixon's resignation. Each chapter recounts the event as it actually happened, then considers how history would have been altered if things had unfolded differently. It is a thought-provoking way of exploring an explosive era whose aftershocks continue to shape the American experience today."--Jacket
Manifest destiny and the expansion of America( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at ten turning points in American history and offers a review of each event, alternative scenarios, and discussion questions
Native America from prehistory to first contact( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house divided during the Civil War era( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In colorful, readable prose, this volume provides a full history of the Civil War?including John Brown's raid; the story of the Confederate States of America; the battles of Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg; Sherman's March to the Sea; the Emancipation Proclamation; the Thirteenth Amendment; Lincoln?s assassination; Reconstruction; and Andrew Johnson?s impeachment. But more importantly, it offers a range of essays on how events could have turned out differently?militarily, politically, and culturally. It challenges students and general readers alike to remember that the course of history is not preordained. Instead, history is "made" in critical moments of decision by those who choose one course of action over another. Their choices?and the outcomes of those choices?could easily have been different."
Colonial America from settlement to the Revolution( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reagan era from the Iran crisis to Kosovo( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning Points--Actual and Alternate Histories: The Reagan Era explores a time that saw the rise of the political conservatism that has dominated U.S. politics in recent years, as well as the end of the Cold War, which drove American foreign policy for nearly a half century. What if Jimmy Carter had successfully navigated the energy shortage and the Iranian hostage crisis? What if the assassination attempt on Reagan had succeed? What if Iran-Contra had not become a scandal? These are among the specific topics examined in The Reagan Era, which looks at 11 crucial events and speculates on the effects of alternative outcomes. By showing how easily the world might be different, The Reagan Era reveals the lasting impact of that era's defining moments
Powder and propellants : energetic materials at Indian Head, Maryland, 1890-2001 by Rodney P Carlisle( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Encyclopedia of politics : the Left and the Right( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Scientific American inventions and discoveries : all the milestones in ingenuity--from the discovery of fire to the invention of the microwave oven
Alternative Names
Carlisle, Rodney

Carlisle Rodney 1936-....

Carlisle, Rodney P.

칼라일, 로드니 P

Languages
English (174)

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Iraq warEncyclopedia of politics : the left and the rightDay by day : the thirtiesEncyclopedia of the atomic ageEncyclopedia of intelligence and counterintelligencePersian Gulf WarWhere the fleet begins : a history of the David Taylor Research Center, 1898-1998The Wilson calendar of world history