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  • 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook

    21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook

    Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of education ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

  • A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989

    A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989

    Looks at the effects of video-cassettes and cable television on Hollywood, and the idiosyncratic visions of newcomers like Spike Lee and Tim Burton.

  • AIDS

    AIDS

    Explores AIDS and HIV in detail, covering milestones in the history and treatment of AIDS, as well as new drug therapies.

  • AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

    AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

    Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.

  • Abortion, ed. 2008: An Eternal Social and Moral Issue

    Abortion, ed. 2008: An Eternal Social and Moral Issue

    Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.

  • Acne

    Acne

    Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.

  • Alcohol

    Alcohol

    A factbook on alcohol, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of alcohol. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse alcohol.

  • An Evenings Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928

    An Evenings Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928

    Chronicles how theatrical feature films dominated newly developed movie palaces, how expressive film faces became household names, and how Hollywood became the center of film as a major growth industry.

  • Anthrax

    Anthrax

    Explores anthrax in detail, covering cutaneous, inhalational, and intestinal forms of anthrax, as well as methods of prevention and treatment. The use of Bacillus anthracis as a biological weapon is also explored.

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence

    A factbook on the development and uses of intelligent robots that utilize artificial intelligence. An overview of how researchers simulate brain processes in these machines, and the variety of uses the machines/robots have. Written for young adults.

  • Boom and Bust: The American Cinema in the 1940s

    Boom and Bust: The American Cinema in the 1940s

    Covers the period of 1939-1949, when the film industry came to grips with the development of the documentary, a shift to independent production, renewed government antitrust activity, and the emergence of television as a competitor.

  • Building

    Building

    Covers the components and construction materials of a building, and discusses staircases, fireplaces, doors, windows, and ornament.

  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 11

    Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 11

    Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

  • Career Information Center, ed. 9

    Career Information Center, ed. 9

    Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.

  • Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

    Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

    Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.

  • Child Development

    Child Development

    Covers human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others.

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Explores chronic fatigue syndrome in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    Examines the impact of global warming on the planet, and what can be done to combat climate change.

  • Company Profiles for Students

    Company Profiles for Students

    Covers more than 400 prominent companies most studied by students. Entries follow a standard set of rubrics to facilitate comparison between companies. Also included are company logos, illustrations and ticker symbols, current market share, new products, and where to write for an annual report.

  • Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

    Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

    Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

  • Computer Sciences

    Computer Sciences

    Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.

  • Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning

    Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning

    Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.

  • Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, Vol. 53

    Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, Vol. 53

    Biographical and career information on people currently working in the entertainment industry. For general and trade audiences.

  • Cool Stuff 2.0 and How It Works

    Cool Stuff 2.0 and How It Works

    Uses computer-generated images to explain how many devices and processes of modern technology work. Covers inventions such as HDTV, game consoles, robot cars, helicopters, space probes, oil rigs, mass dampers, biometric id's, and tsunami alert systems.

  • Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

    Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

    Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

  • DK Guide to the Human Body

    DK Guide to the Human Body

    Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

  • Digital Rights Management for E-Commerce Systems

    Digital Rights Management for E-Commerce Systems

    Highlights innovative technologies used for the design and implementation of advanced e-commerce systems facilitating digital rights management and protection. Covers technological, legal, and social issues related to digital rights management.

  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

    Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

    This 3-volume set is written for readers at grade 7 and higher and covers addictions, causes, and treatments of particular importance to adolescents. Articles on the nature of addiction and its roots include advertising, genetics, families, and personal problems.

  • E-Commerce in Regional Small to Medium Enterprises

    E-Commerce in Regional Small to Medium Enterprises

    Presents detailed studies of e-commerce in multiple regions focusing on business size, sector, market focus, gender of CEO, and education level of CEO as driving forces for e-commerce adoption. Results show that regional SMEs in developed countries have low e-commerce adoption rates, and strategic alliances by SMEs play a key role in overcoming the low rate.

  • Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

    Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

    This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).

  • Education, ed. 2008: Meeting America's Needs?

    Education, ed. 2008: Meeting America's Needs?

    Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and 'at-risk' students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about educat

  • Emerging Markets and E-Commerce in Developing Economies

    Emerging Markets and E-Commerce in Developing Economies

    Provides current research on developing countries' experience with e-commerce. Discusses e-commerce impediments, opportunities, and strategies; underlines future research directions; and underscores valuable lessons for future e-commerce initiatives.

  • Encyclopedia of Aging

    Encyclopedia of Aging

    Encompasses all aspects of aging, covering a variety of disciplines including biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history, and also explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also provides a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, and Web sites. 4 volumes.

  • Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 4

    Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 4

    A two-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. Volume 1 covers manufacturing industries; Volume 2 addresses non-manufacturing and service industries. For general and business interest.

  • Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

    Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.

  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2

    Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.

  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2

    An interdisciplinary source that addresses not only law but also sociology, psychology, history and economics. Entries vary widely from abortion to rape and from family violence to wiretapping, offering a mirror of issues dominating today's headlines. This edition is a complete update and revision of the previous edition that includes new essays on topics such as stalking, hate crimes, and HIV.

  • Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government and Mobile Commerce

    Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government and Mobile Commerce

    The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government and Mobile Commerce provides the most inclusive and up-to-date coverage of the e-technologies field. This two-volume encyclopedia includes quality contributions highlighting current concepts, trends, challenges, applications, and dot.com experiences in the field of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile commerce.

  • Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

    Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

    Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

    Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

  • Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology

    Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology

    This 2-volume set provides comprehensive information on regulation and policy issues. Editor Thomas Murray is a world-renowned leader in this field.

  • Encyclopedia of European Social History

    Encyclopedia of European Social History

    This six-volume reference includes more than 230 articles, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health.

  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

    Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

    A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.

  • Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent

    Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent

    Provides numerous entries containing research findings on giftedness and creativity and their applications in education, training, science and the arts, athletics, and everyday life. Covers topics such as ability grouping, achievement and aptitude testing, emotional intelligence, gender differences, genius, intelligence testing, learning styles, minority gifted education, multiple intelligences, musical ability, Olympic athletes and

  • Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 3

    This encyclopedia chronicles the history, development and current status of 115 of the world's most lucrative and high-profile industries.

  • Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, Vol. 2

    Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, Vol. 2

    An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

  • Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5

    Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5

    Includes essays on 350 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals who have first hand knowledge of the particular topic or essay they are contributing, and reviewed and edited by Dr. Marilyn M. Helms. Topics include aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, and supply ch

  • Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6

    Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6

    Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.

  • Encyclopedia of Multimedia, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Multimedia, ed. 2

    Provides important concepts, issues and technology trends in the field of multimedia technologies, systems, techniques, and applications; hundreds of leading researchers and world experts have contributed to this comprehensive collection of nearly 350 entries.

  • Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing

    Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing

    Provides information on products and the relationships between products and their industries. Explores various aspects of a product, the manufacturers, suppliers, immediate and adjacent industries and markets. Emphasizes manufacturers of numerous durable goods such as tires, automobiles, appliances, business equipment, home furnishing and sporting goods.

  • Encyclopedia of Public Health

    Encyclopedia of Public Health

    Aimed at the nonspecialist reader interested in health and medicinal issues, the Encyclopedia examines a broad range of topics such as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions and biographical entries. appropriate for upper class high school and university students, professionals and the general public. 4 volumes.

  • Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

    Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

    This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

  • Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

    This convenient and exhaustive print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business users, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more.

  • Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 4

    Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 4

    Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 28

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 28

    A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

    Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed dow

  • Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

    Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

    Provides an introduction to the social and cultural foundations of education. This area of education reflects many of the conflicts, tensions, and forces in American society, focusing on issues such as race, gender, socioeconomic class, the impact of technology on learning, what it means to be educated, and the role of teaching and learning in a societal context.

  • Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

    Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

    Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.

  • Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud

    Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud

    Provides a translation of Scribner's Human Diseases and Conditions for Spanish-speaking researchers. Details health and medical information on 280 diseases and conditions.

  • Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management, and Entrepreneurship

    Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management, and Entrepreneurship

    Provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business.

  • Fish

    Fish

    Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

  • Food

    Food

    Covers many topics involving food including healthy eating, food and culture, food allergies, and cooking, among others.

  • Forensic Science

    Forensic Science

    Explores the groundbreaking methods scientists use to solve crimes--from fingerprinting to DNA sampling.

  • Future

    Future

    Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

  • Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook

    Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook

    Combines a variety of information, including how-to topics in e-commerce and directory listings of companies, services, associations, and government agencies related to e-commerce, to provide the most relevant information and resources. Organized into three sections: how-to topics, directory information, and a listing of the top 250 e-commerce companies worldwide. Also includes rankings by revenue and number of employees for the e-c

  • Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce

    Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce

    Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community. Presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, and more. Features 470 essays covering topics and terms, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to e-commerce.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

    Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

    This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws

  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics

    Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics

    Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

  • Genetics

    Genetics

    A factbook on the applied science of genetics, written for young adults. Presents basic scientific principles and how genetics is used determining and modifying the genetic code, predicting and curing disease, and solving crimes.

  • Genetics

    Genetics

    A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field.

  • Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens Rights and Responsibilities

    Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens Rights and Responsibilities

    This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, such as constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies and dictatorships, and much mor

  • Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939

    Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939

    Studies the advent of color, big musicals, the studio system and the beginning of institutionalized censorship which made the thirties the defining decade for Hollywood, the decade that ended with 'The Greatest Year in Motion Pictures' - the year of 'Gone With the Wind', 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Mr Smith Goes to Washington' and other classics.

  • Hallucinogens

    Hallucinogens

    A factbook about hallucinogens, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

  • Headaches

    Headaches

    Explores headaches in detail, covering traditional and alternative headache treatments, the challenges of living with headaches, and the direction of future research.

  • Hemophilia

    Hemophilia

    Explores hemophilia in detail, covering the ways advances in the understanding of blood clotting and genetics have helped develop new treatments and a more manageable lifestyle for hemophiliacs.

  • Heroin

    Heroin

    A factbook on the dangers of heroin, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of the drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

  • Human Body

    Human Body

    Covers the human body, including its inner workings, how it protects and repairs itself, the skeleton, senses and systems that enable us to live and function.

  • Human Body

    Human Body

    Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

  • Human Body

    Human Body

    Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.

  • Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

    Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

    Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

  • Infectious Diseases: In Context

    Infectious Diseases: In Context

    Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.

  • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, ed. 4

    International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, ed. 4

    Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists. Entries include a detailed essay written by an expert; biographies; filmographies; comprehensive credits; major awards; and updated bibliographies, as well as photographs. General and professional audiences.

  • International Directory of Business Biographies

    International Directory of Business Biographies

    Examines the career paths, business achievements, leadership styles, business strategies and industry impact of Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporate leaders, as well as entrepreneurs and other notable businesspeople through in-depth biographical narratives. For business and trade audiences.

  • Invention

    Invention

    Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

  • Invention, Rev. ed.

    Invention, Rev. ed.

    Explores such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.

  • LSD

    LSD

    A factbook on LSD, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of LSD. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

  • Learning and Memory, ed. 2

    Learning and Memory, ed. 2

    Provides an overview of the full range of current knowledge about learning and memory, revised from the 1992 edition. Features new articles and article updates that capture advances in the changing fields of memory, neuroscience, and cognition. New entries include autobiographical memory, collective memory, schizophrenia and memory, and other topics. For academic audiences.

  • Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979

    Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979

    Looks at how the emergence of new technology, such as steadicam and Dolby sound, and a new generation of talent challenged the old ways, with films like 'Nashville' and 'Five Easy Pieces'.

  • Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

    Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

    Covering all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical -- the 2-vol. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying also provides a deep historical and cross-cultural perspective through the ages.

  • Major Acts of Congress

    Major Acts of Congress

    In 262 entries, this 3-vol. set examines landmark pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process and assessing each act's impact on American life. All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of

  • Manufacturing & Distribution USA, ed. 5: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies

    Manufacturing & Distribution USA, ed. 5: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies

    Presents statistics on numerous NAICS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Compiled from the most recent government publications. Covers input-output data by industrial sector when available as well as classifications of leading public and private corporations in each industry.

  • Manufacturing & Distribution USA, ed. 6: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies

    Manufacturing & Distribution USA, ed. 6: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies

    Presents statistics on numerous NAICS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Compiled from the most recent government publications. Covers input-output data by industrial sector when available as well as classifications of leading public and private corporations in each industry.

  • Manufacturing and Distribution USA, ed. 4: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies

    Manufacturing and Distribution USA, ed. 4: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies

    Statistics on more than 500 SIC and NIACS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Information is compiled from the most recent government publications and includes projections, maps and graphics.

  • Marijuana

    Marijuana

    A factbook on marijuana, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of marijuana. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, ed. 10

    McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, ed. 10

    Provides understandable and authoritative information on numerous topics in the various fields of science and technology. Features entries written by international leaders in science and technology.

  • Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

    Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

    A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

  • Narcotics

    Narcotics

    A factbook on the dangers of narcotics, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

  • National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6

    National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6

    A quick, state-by-state comparison of current state laws -- how they differ and how they're similar -- for a range of relevant subjects from abortion to employment discrimination, child custody to interest rates.

  • Nicotine

    Nicotine

    A factbook on nicotine and cigarette smoking, written for young adults. Covers tobacco's history; how nicotine affects body and mind; health risks; quitting or never starting; teen issues; and the complex governmental, legal, and social issues surrounding nicotine and cigarettes.

  • Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

    Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

    This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

  • Obesity

    Obesity

    Explores the issue of obesity in detail, covering causes, treatments, living with obesity, and research.

  • Opium

    Opium

    A factbook on opium, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of this drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

  • Robots

    Robots

    Explores the impact of devices such as robotics, digital cameras, iPods, and video games. This volume focuses on robots by exploring how they were developed, how they work, its impact on society, and possible future uses.

  • SARS

    SARS

    Explores severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in detail, covering the symptoms and rapid infection rate, the initial cover-up by the Chinese government, and the international response by health care workers and researchers.

  • Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

    Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

    This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

  • Science and Its Times

    Science and Its Times

    The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Essays on people, theories, discoveries, and concepts are combined with overviews, bibliographies of primary documents, and chronological elements to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday lif

  • Science in Dispute, Vol. 1

    Science in Dispute, Vol. 1

    This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

  • Science in Dispute, Vol. 2

    Science in Dispute, Vol. 2

    This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

  • Science in Dispute, Vol. 3

    Science in Dispute, Vol. 3

    This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

  • Science of Everyday Things

    Science of Everyday Things

    This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Explores sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail, covering the impact of STDs on individuals and society, the research for new cures and treatments, and methods to prevent the spread of STDs.

  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

    St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

    Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays.

  • Stimulants

    Stimulants

    A factbook on the dangers of stimulants, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

  • Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

    Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

    Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice, equal protection, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopol

  • Television in American Society Reference Library

    Television in American Society Reference Library

    Focused on a popular topic, this exciting collection gives students and teachers substantial material for discussion and research. The three-volume set shows how television has reflected and influenced American society and culture throughout its history, covering both positive and negative effects.

  • The American Economy, ed. 2007

    The American Economy, ed. 2007

    A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the American economy, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subj

  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights

    Multi-volume series that highlights the living and breathing nature of the Bill of Rights. Traces evolution of the freedoms codified in the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution throughout American history to the present. Includes discussion and chronology of relevant Supreme Court rulings, as well as analysis of key controversies or perspectives. Secondary sources, including magazine articles and book excerpts, add an additi

  • The Emergence of Cinema: The American Cinema to 1907

    The Emergence of Cinema: The American Cinema to 1907

    Provides an overview of the beginnings of cinema through the first boom in the specialized moving-picture theaters known as nickelodeons, looking at the initial years of projected motion pictures and their aural accompaniment from 1895 to the fall of 1907. Early American cinema is examined as an industry and as an influential cultural practice in the context of a centuries-long history of projected images.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3

    Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 2

    Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health: Infancy through Adolescence

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health: Infancy through Adolescence

    Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

    Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 2

    Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

    Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

    Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders

    Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy, targeted to patients, their families and allied health students. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications, and the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers among other

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 2

    This 5-vol. set provides more than 850 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery

    Written especially for patients and allied healthcare students by experts in the field, the Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery provides in-depth coverage of approximately 450 surgical procedures and related topics, such as anesthetics, medications and postoperative care. Entries for surgical procedures follow a consistent format, covering definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2

    Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

  • The Health Care System, ed. 2007

    The Health Care System, ed. 2007

    A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the U. S. health care system, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

  • The Human Brain Book

    The Human Brain Book

    Covers the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual and includes the latest findings from the field of neuroscience.

  • The Sixties: 1960-1969

    The Sixties: 1960-1969

    Examines the issues of this period, including competition with other leisure activities, transformation of the theater, changes in production, and the arrival of conglomerates.

  • The Talkies: America's Cinema Transition to Sound, 1926-1931

    The Talkies: America's Cinema Transition to Sound, 1926-1931

    Chronicles the film industry's transition from silent films to sound cinema as it takes a critical step on its way to becoming the modern business enterprise of the 1930s.

  • The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915

    The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915

    Chronicles the history of the American film business from the days of the little store-show nickelodeon to the premiere of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of A Nation, looking at the imbalance of the 'Griffith did it all' cliche by discussing the efforts of countless lesser-known figures who also helped to create Hollywood and shape the growing American film industry. The effect of the surroundings are all examined for their impact on th

  • Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959

    Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959

    Explores the challenges American cinema faced in the 1950's from the divorce of production companies from theater chains forced by an anti- trust decision, to the growth of television.

  • UXL Complete Health Resource

    UXL Complete Health Resource

    Covers the causes symptoms, diagnoses, tests, treatments and prognoses of health problems; the main systems of the human body, including the circulatory system, the endocrine system, special senses and much more; and a detailed examination of nutrition, and medical and mental health issues.

  • UXL Complete Life Science Resource

    UXL Complete Life Science Resource

    Features alphabetically arranged entries on theories, concepts, and scientific discoveries and developments pertinent to the study of life science in schools today. Also featured is a chronology of discoveries and a report topic section that suggests a range of research topics and experiment ideas.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

    UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

    Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

    UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

    Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school student

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

    UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

    This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

  • Video Games

    Video Games

    Explores the impact of devices such as robotics, digital cameras, iPods, and video games. This volume focuses on video games by exploring how they were developed, how they work, its impact on society, and possible future uses.

  • Water: Science and Issues

    Water: Science and Issues

    This set covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures. 4 volumes.

  • West Nile Virus

    West Nile Virus

    Explores the West Nile virus in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Wests Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2

    Wests Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2

    Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

  • World Education Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    World Education Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This updated and expanded edition gives users up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and high-interest topics such as technological advances.

  • World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2

    World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2

    This fully updated version of the original 1989 edition of the World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries across the globe.

  • World of Forensic Science

    World of Forensic Science

    Guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences.

  • World of Microbiology and Immunology

    World of Microbiology and Immunology

    An encyclopedic guide to concepts, theories, discoveries and pioneers in the fields of microbiology and immunology, for students and other researchers. Addresses current ethical, legal and social issues with special emphasis given to biological warfare and terrorism. Topical and biographical entries are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced. Includes photographs and illustrations. 2 volumes.