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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.

  • A Slice of Organic Life

    A Slice of Organic Life

    Features over 90 self-contained projects, from growing your own foodorganically, cooking home-grown produce, keeping selected livestock,and leading a more sustainable lifestyle.

  • A Vulnerable America: An Overview of National Security

    A Vulnerable America: An Overview of National Security

    A factbook about national security in the wake of 9/11 attacks, written for young adults. Explores increased security measures and new challenges to our personal freedoms. Notes previous times when the United States suspended civil liberties to protect the nation from perceived threats. Outlines the country's vulnerable areas and efforts to bolster infrastructure.

  • A-Z of Careers & Jobs, ed. 15

    A-Z of Careers & Jobs, ed. 15

    Looks at numerous career opportunities, and describes the skills employers are looking for and the type of qualifications and training needed in order to succeed in a chosen career path.

  • AIDS

    AIDS

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

  • Acne

    Acne

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

  • Adam Sandler

    Adam Sandler

    A biography of Adam Sandler and his career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

  • Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

    A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

  • African American Eras: Contemporary Times

    African American Eras: Contemporary Times

    Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.

  • African American Eras: Segregation to Civil Rights Times

    African American Eras: Segregation to Civil Rights Times

    Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.

  • Algebra: Sets, Symbols, and the Language of Thought, Rev. ed.

    Algebra: Sets, Symbols, and the Language of Thought, Rev. ed.

    Text describes the history of both strands of algebraic thought, covering some of the earliest progress in algebra as well as some of the mathematicians in Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and Greece who contributed to this early period.

  • Alternative Energy, ed. 2

    Alternative Energy, ed. 2

    Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

  • Alternative Energy

    Alternative Energy

    This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

  • America Under Attack: September 11, 2001

    America Under Attack: September 11, 2001

    A factbook on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States, written for young adults. Provides an overview of the events of that day, discusses the limitations of U.S. intelligence prior to the event, and the effects that event has had on American life and national security preparedness.

  • America Under Attack: Primary Sources

    America Under Attack: Primary Sources

    On September 11, 2001, Americans' view of their world was irrevocably changed by terrorist attacks on the country. This anthology offers eye-witness accounts of people who were on the scene, statements by President Bush, other world leaders, and the public both supporting and denouncing America's campaign against terrorism, and the effect the tragedy's aftermath has had on Americans.

  • American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.

  • American Decades

    American Decades

    Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

  • American Decades: 2000-2009

    American Decades: 2000-2009

    Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

  • American Decades Primary Sources

    American Decades Primary Sources

    Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 1

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 1

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 2

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 2

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 3

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 3

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 4

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 4

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Reform Era and eastern United States development in U.S. history.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 5

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 5

    Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 6

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 6

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Revolutionary Era in U.S. history.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 7

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 7

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 8

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 8

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

  • American History Through Literature 1820-1870

    American History Through Literature 1820-1870

    Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is 'new historicist' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

  • American History Through Literature 1870-1920

    American History Through Literature 1870-1920

    Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is 'new historicist' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

  • American Home Front in World War II

    American Home Front in World War II

    Examines the effect of World War II on people living in America. The Almanac discusses major events on the home front, including the changing role of women, Civil Defense and the draft. Biographies highlights 26 key figures, such as John L. Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer and others. Primary Sources includes primary material from a variety of sources, including speeches, documents and other material.

  • American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times

    American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times

    Presents the inaugural addresses of each of the 43 United States Presidents. Each entry includes a brief biography, a list of important events during that president's term of office, the actual text of the speech, and notable quotes. Illustrated with portraits and reproductions of period paintings, photos, and engravings. For students in grades 8 and higher.

  • American Law Yearbook 2011: A Guide to the Year's Major Legal Cases and Developments

    American Law Yearbook 2011: A Guide to the Year's Major Legal Cases and Developments

    An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

  • American Men & Women of Science, ed. 23: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences

    American Men & Women of Science, ed. 23: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences

    This respected resource is a biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where av

  • American Revolution

    American Revolution

    Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.

  • American Revolution Reference Library

    American Revolution Reference Library

    This 4-vol. set supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.

  • American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2

    American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2

    Provides coverage on the best-known American women writers spanning from colonial days to the present, including biography, criticism, and bibliography for each; also includes lesser-known writers whose work is found in journals, letters, stories, and even hymns. Entries feature an assessment of the writer's works; basic biography and complete bibliography, as well as comprehensive data on writers' names, including pseudonyms, alias

  • Americans at War

    Americans at War

    Covers major American conflicts from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. Illustrated articles cover both biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations, monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, hu

  • Amphibian

    Amphibian

    Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

  • Amphibian, Rev. ed.

    Amphibian, Rev. ed.

    Examines the natural history of these creatures from frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders to the rare caecilians.

  • 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.

  • Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

  • Ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egypt

    Explores the field of Egyptology and archaeological digs. Covers topics such as pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies in Ancient Egypt.

  • Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

    Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

    Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.

  • Ancient Rome

    Ancient Rome

    Documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

  • Animal Life

    Animal Life

    Examines animals such as sea animals, spiders, and mammals featuring their behavior, homes, and care of offspring and eggs.

  • Animal Sciences

    Animal Sciences

    Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and

  • Animals

    Animals

    Introduces toddlers to different kinds of animals.

  • Animals Around the World

    Animals Around the World

    Presents information about a wide variety of animals, from speedy cheetahs to enormous elephants.

  • Animals Up Close: Zoom In on the Most Incredible Creatures

    Animals Up Close: Zoom In on the Most Incredible Creatures

    Features close-up images of animals from insects to reptiles to mammals to birds, revealing the colors, textures, and structures of each animal.

  • 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.

  • Arctic & Antarctic

    Arctic & Antarctic

    Provides a unique view of our planet's polar wildernesses. Covers the northern and southern lights, the crushing power of ice, why Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole, how penguins keep warm, and what reindeer eat.

  • Arctic and Antarctic

    Arctic and Antarctic

    Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.

  • Are We Running Out of Energy?

    Are We Running Out of Energy?

    This work looks at the worldwide drive to produce and consume increasing amounts of energy and at its potentially catastrophic effects on the environment.

  • Argentina

    Argentina

    Includes descriptions of sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, phrase books, and maps. Provides information on the history of Argentina and explores its various regions.

  • Arms & Armour

    Arms & Armour

    Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    A biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

  • Art

    Art

    Covers all of the key movements in Western art history, from Classicism to conceptual art and profiles many of the world's greatest artists.

  • 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.

  • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

    Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

    Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

  • Astronomy

    Astronomy

    Explores the origins of the universe, the history of astronomy, the Solar System, and outer galaxies. Includes star charts and a guide to constellations which locate stars, galaxies and other objects in the night sky.

  • Astronomy

    Astronomy

    Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.

  • Astronomy

    Astronomy

    Features the discoveries and research that have transformed our understanding of the planets and stars of the universe.

  • Athens

    Athens

    Provides travel information on Athens, Greece; describes the architecture, the culture and history, and recommends hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

  • Atlas of Ancient Worlds

    Atlas of Ancient Worlds

    Provides facts about Egyptian pharaohs, Japanese dynasties, Peruvian people, and other ancient civilizations.

  • Bacteria and Viruses

    Bacteria and Viruses

    A factbook on bacteria and viruses, written for young adults. Provides information about researchers in the field, the developments in fighting harmful microbes, as well in using beneficial ones for medicines.

  • Bakers Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

    Bakers Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

    An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge.

  • Barcelona & Catalonia, Rev. ed.

    Barcelona & Catalonia, Rev. ed.

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Baseball

    Baseball

    Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers baseball.

  • Basketball

    Basketball

    Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers basketball.

  • Beachams Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

    Beachams Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

    This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

  • Beijing

    Beijing

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 sights of the Forbidden City to the top 10 Chinese dishes, hotels, restaurants, and markets. Provides insider knowledge for visitors to Beijing. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Beijing & Shanghai

    Beijing & Shanghai

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Ben Affleck

    Ben Affleck

    A biography of Ben Affleck and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

  • Beyond Geometry: A New Mathematics of Space and Form

    Beyond Geometry: A New Mathematics of Space and Form

    Describes how set-theoretic topology developed and why it now occupies a central place in mathematics. Describing axiomatic method as well as providing a definition of what a geometric property is, this new resource examines how early analysts incorporated geometric thinking into their development of the calculus.

  • Big Cats

    Big Cats

    Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

  • Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

    Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

    Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing ar

  • Biological Sciences: Notable Research and Discoveries

    Biological Sciences: Notable Research and Discoveries

    Focuses on the scientists who explore the frontiers of biological sciences and their unexpected results. Examines the journals and reports to offer insight into the methods and applications of biology.

  • Biology

    Biology

    Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology and contains color illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary.

  • Biology, ed. 2

    Biology, ed. 2

    Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.

  • Biology

    Biology

    Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology and contains color illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary.

  • Biotechnology: In Context

    Biotechnology: In Context

    Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.

  • Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

    Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

    Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

  • Bird

    Bird

    Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

  • Bird, Rev. ed.

    Bird, Rev. ed.

    Covers the world of birds, examining such topics as body construction, feathers and flight, the adaptation of beaks and feet, feeding habits, courtship, nests and eggs, and bird watching.

  • Birds

    Birds

    Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

  • Black Holes

    Black Holes

    A factbook on black holes, written for young adults. Presents evidence and theories for these objects, discusses how they were first predicted, how they form, their physical properties, and how scientists detect them.

  • Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the United States

    Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the United States

    An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about each of the fifty United States, as well as U.S. territories and possessions. Coverage includes geography, state history, population, ethnic groups, natural resources, famous natives, and vital statistics. For students in elementary schools.

  • Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the World

    Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the World

    An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education, and daily life. Includes a special section of political, topographical, and thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.

  • Boat

    Boat

    Provides a guide to the origins, principles, and historical study of boats.

  • 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.

  • Boston

    Boston

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 monuments and statues to the top 10 restaurants, festivals, and seaside excursions. Provides insider knowledge for visitors to Boston. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Boston, Rev. ed.

    Boston, Rev. ed.

    Provides travel information on Boston; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

  • Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2: Pop Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century America

    Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2: Pop Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century America

    Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

  • Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

    Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

    The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Brazil in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Brittany, Rev. ed.

    Brittany, Rev. ed.

    Provides travel information on Brittany; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

  • Brussels & Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent

    Brussels & Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 Belgian beers to the top 10 bars, clubs, and restaurants. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, Rev. ed.

    Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, Rev. ed.

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Brussels in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Budapest

    Budapest

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 Hungarian dishes to the top 10 festivals, bars, cafes, and shops. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Bugs

    Bugs

    Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

  • Building

    Building

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

  • Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

    Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

    This supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics presents the most recent data on particle physics. Reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date, retracing the history of each particle's discovery and function. Covers current research; practical applications both hypothetical and actual; and provides biographical entries on scientists who made significant contributions. Case studies and experiments round out

  • Business Leader Profiles for Students

    Business Leader Profiles for Students

    Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students.

  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 1

    Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 1

    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.

  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

  • Butterfly & Moth

    Butterfly & Moth

    Explores the behavior and life cycles of butterflies and moths, examining mating rituals, camouflage, habitat, and growth from pupa to larva to adult.

  • CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa: How Everyday Products are Made, Series 3

    CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa: How Everyday Products are Made, Series 3

    Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005

    Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005

    An annual guide that provides the following information in English and French: biographical sketches of current parliamentarians, including the Privy Council, Senate and House of Commons; results of all federal general and by-elections since 1867; current and historical data and statistics on provincial and territorial governments, listings for provincial and territorial legislative assemblies, general by-election results; and other

  • Car

    Car

    Covers the history, development, and impact of automobiles from horseless carriages and Model T Fords to modern high-performance racing cars.

  • 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.

  • Career Information Center, ed. 10

    Career Information Center, ed. 10

    Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, a

  • Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, ed. 2

    Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, ed. 2

    Features more than 90 job profiles in the casino and gaming industry and includes appendixes covering professional organizations, schools, associations, unions, and casinos. Career profiles include Blackjack dealer, Casino Host, Concierge, Hotel publicist and more.

  • Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

    Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

    Profiles 69 career opportunities in the field of conservation and the environment such as agriculture, education, engineering, law, and science. Jobs can be found in such diverse settings as nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, utilities, and other public and private businesses.

  • Career Opportunities in Journalism

    Career Opportunities in Journalism

    Covers careers in a variety of contexts, from newspapers and broadcasting to education and new media; includes listings of related educational programs, professional associations and publications, companies, and internship and scholarship resources.

  • Career Opportunities in Radio

    Career Opportunities in Radio

    Offers career information in radio. Profiles include news, sports, sales, management, publicrelations, traffic, engineering, and programming.

  • Career Opportunities in Real Estate

    Career Opportunities in Real Estate

    Offers career information in real estate. Profiles include real estate sales and leasing, real estate lending, property management, property development, and real estate acquisitions and analysis.

  • Career Opportunities in Science, ed. 2

    Career Opportunities in Science, ed. 2

    Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Actuary, Biochemist, Bioinformatics scientist, Ecologist, and more.

  • Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2

    Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2

    Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Brand manager, Buyer, Graphic artist, retail, Greeter, Sales associate, TV shopping channel show host, and more.

  • Castle

    Castle

    Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

  • Castle and Knight

    Castle and Knight

    Explores the world of knights and castles.

  • Cat, Rev. ed.

    Cat, Rev. ed.

    Covers the anatomy, behavior, habitats, and other aspects of wild and domestic cats.

  • Cell Phones

    Cell Phones

    Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on cell phone innovation in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

  • 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.

  • Chemical Compounds

    Chemical Compounds

    Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scienti

  • Chemical Elements, ed. 2

    Chemical Elements, ed. 2

    Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

  • Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

    Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

    Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

  • Chemistry: Foundations and Applications

    Chemistry: Foundations and Applications

    Provides a broad approach to chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, and its many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry as well as biotechnology, including biographies of scientists past and present. Reviews the history of the field up to modern research and practical applications, and topical essays examine the role chemistry plays in various aspects of everyday

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 niche museums to the top 10 places to eat, ethnic neighborhoods, jazz & blues joints, skyscrapers, and festivals and events. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Chick

    Chick

    Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

  • Childrens Book of Art

    Childrens Book of Art

    Covers important art movements from the Renaissance to Rococo as well as the great artists from these eras.

  • Childrens Illustrated Encyclopedia

    Childrens Illustrated Encyclopedia

    Covers entries ranging from Abolitionist Movement to Zoos.

  • China

    China

    Investigates the present-day culture of the most populous country on the planet, China.

  • Christianity, Rev. ed.

    Christianity, Rev. ed.

    Covers the faith of Christianity from its origins to its role in the 21st century.

  • 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.

  • Cities of the United States, ed. 5

    Cities of the United States, ed. 5

    In four volumes, this reference book brings together a wide range of hard-to-locate data to answer questions concerning American cities. Each volume focuses on a different geographic region: South, West, Midwest and Northeast. Each volume covers the area's largest or fastest-growing cities, or those with a particular historical, political, industrial or commercial significance.

  • Cities of the World, ed. 6

    Cities of the World, ed. 6

    A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.

  • Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism

    Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism

    A factbook on civil liberties and terrorism, written for young adults. Explores the challenges that citizens of the United States face in balancing protection of American civil liberties with effective work against terrorism.

  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

  • Classical Music

    Classical Music

    Explores over 1,000 years of classical music, from medieval chants to contemporary symphonies. Examines the lives and work of the great composers, from Mozart to Cage.

  • Climate Change: In Context

    Climate Change: In Context

    Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

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

  • Climate Change: In Context

    Climate Change: In Context

    Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

  • Cold War Reference Library

    Cold War Reference Library

    Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

  • Colonial America Reference Library

    Colonial America Reference Library

    The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

  • Comets and Asteroids

    Comets and Asteroids

    A factbook on comets and asteroids, written for young adults. Outlines evidence and theories about black holes and what constitutes them, discusses how they are detected, how scientists believe they form.

  • 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 Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

  • 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.

  • Compost

    Compost

    Covers how to make the best compost using ingredients that are easily found around the house.

  • Computer Science: Notable Research and Discoveries

    Computer Science: Notable Research and Discoveries

    Exploring prominent topics in computer science research, this guide describes how computer scientists conduct research and attempt to formulate answers to important questions.

  • 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.

  • Computer Sciences, ed. 2

    Computer Sciences, ed. 2

    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.

  • Concise Major 21st Century Writers

    Concise Major 21st Century Writers

    A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

  • 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 American Religion

    Contemporary American Religion

    Explores contemporary American religion in all its diversity. In addition to profiling religious groups, from the modern forms of Catholicism and Judaism to cults such as Heaven's Gate and the Branch Davidians, the set includes articles on cultural, social, and legal issues, as well as holidays and celebrations, the arts, and other topics. 2 volumes. For general and academic audiences.

  • Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2

    Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2

    Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.

  • Contemporary Musicians, Vol. 45

    Contemporary Musicians, Vol. 45

    Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

  • Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7

    Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7

    Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.

  • Contemporary Poets, ed. 7

    Contemporary Poets, ed. 7

    Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of poets from around the world, written by subject experts.

  • 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.

  • Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4

    Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4

    A handbook on how copyright and fair use laws impact schools. Describes, with specific examples, what educators can and can not do with copyrighted materials.

  • Countries and Their Cultures

    Countries and Their Cultures

    Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, ph

  • Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2007

    Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2007

    Covering nearly 200 countries, this yearbook is filled with background notes reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover geography, history, government and political conditions, economy, and state of relations with the United States.

  • Cowboy, Rev. ed.

    Cowboy, Rev. ed.

    Traces the history and lore of cowboys from around the world.

  • Cracow

    Cracow

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Cracow in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • 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.

  • Croatia

    Croatia

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Croatia in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Cruise Guide to Europe & The Mediterranean, New ed.

    Cruise Guide to Europe & The Mediterranean, New ed.

    Provides a brief history of cruising and covers the options open to anyone planning a cruise. Includes descriptions of the most popular stopping places and the sights in or near each port. Covers the practicalities of cruising, from planning and booking the cruise to on-board facilities and shore excursions.

  • Cryptology

    Cryptology

    Explores the world of cryptology, the writing of disguised messages, and cryptanalysis, the cracking of the codes or ciphers used during cryptography to reveal the original message. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

  • Crystal & Gem

    Crystal & Gem

    Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

  • Crystal and Gem, Rev. ed.

    Crystal and Gem, Rev. ed.

    Examines crystals and gems in various shapes, sizes and colors. Also explores how crystals are used in everything from industrial tools and electronics to items in the household.

  • Cuba

    Cuba

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Cuba in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • DK Guide to Dinosaurs

    DK Guide to Dinosaurs

    Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

  • DK Guide to Mammals

    DK Guide to Mammals

    Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

  • DK Guide to Savage Earth

    DK Guide to Savage Earth

    Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.

  • DK Guide to Weather

    DK Guide to Weather

    Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

  • 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.

  • Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed.

    Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed.

    Explores the life and times of the great painter, scientist, philosopher, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci.

  • Dangerous Dinosaurs Q&A

    Dangerous Dinosaurs Q&A

    Examines facts about dinosaurs including why some plant-eating dinosaurs grew so large, how dinosaurs used teeth, claws, spikes, and tail clubs in their fight for survival, and why the dinosaurs died out and what happened afterwards.

  • Defending the Borders: The Role of Border and Immigration Control

    Defending the Borders: The Role of Border and Immigration Control

    A factbook on the role of immigration and border control in homeland security, written for young adults. Explores the changes made in both immigration and border control since 9/11/01.

  • Desert

    Desert

    Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.

  • Desert

    Desert

    Examines the forces that form deserts and discusses the animals and people that inhabit them.

  • Desert

    Desert

    Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

  • Deterring and Investigating Attack: The Role of the FBI and CIA

    Deterring and Investigating Attack: The Role of the FBI and CIA

    A factbook on the roles of the FBI and CIA in maintaining homeland security, written for young adults. Discusses types of technology and surveillance used.

  • Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

    Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

    In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.

  • Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

    Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

    The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

  • Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

    Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

    This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.

  • Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Covers the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century. Covers five Arab-Israeli wars, and provides biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and the occupied territories. The Dictionary provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the area. 2 volumes.

  • Diet and Disease

    Diet and Disease

    Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on nutrition and health.

  • 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.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Covers the world of the dinosaur, focusing on their teeth, feet, eggs, and fossils.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Provides online links with fossil hunters, scientists, and the people who bring dinosaurs to life.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Explores the field of paleontology and other professions related to the study of dinosaurs and the collection of fossils.

  • Dinosaur Atlas

    Dinosaur Atlas

    Find out what the world was like millions of years ago by exploring the prehistoric continents to see how and where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals lived.

  • Dog, Rev. ed.

    Dog, Rev. ed.

    Covers the evolutionary history of the entire dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds, highlighting the many ways in which they have helped people throughout history.

  • 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.

  • Dubai & Abu Dhabi

    Dubai & Abu Dhabi

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from where to find the bargains in souks and malls, to the best natural beauty spots, spas, and golf courses. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Dublin

    Dublin

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 venues for Irish music to the top 10 children's attractions, shops, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Duck

    Duck

    Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

  • 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.

  • Eagle & Birds of Prey

    Eagle & Birds of Prey

    Describes the anatomy, hunting techniques, mating, nesting, and eating habits of birds of prey, as well as their techniques for stalking, catching and killing their quarry.

  • Early Civilizations: Prehistoric Times to 500 C.E.

    Early Civilizations: Prehistoric Times to 500 C.E.

    Focuses on the story of the ancient people and their approach to medicine. Electron microscopes are used to identify the scrapings from ancient shards of pottery to reveal what people ate, and computed tomography techniques (CT scans) are employed to examine mummies in order to better comprehend the illnesses from which the Egyptians suffered.

  • 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).

  • Early Humans

    Early Humans

    Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

  • Early Humans

    Early Humans

    Covers how the world's first people lived from cave dwellings to the tools of the Iron Age.

  • Earth

    Earth

    Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

  • Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

    Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

    Describes natural disasters which have occurred in various places throughout the world.

  • Ecology, Rev. ed.

    Ecology, Rev. ed.

    Provides information about ecology in general, specific ecosystems, and our changing understanding of life around us.

  • Egypt, Rev. ed.

    Egypt, Rev. ed.

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Egypt in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Elijah Wood

    Elijah Wood

    A biography of Elijah Wood and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

  • Elizabethan World Reference Library

    Elizabethan World Reference Library

    Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

  • 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.

  • Eminem

    Eminem

    A biography of Eminem and his career as an entertainer, written for young adults.

  • Employment

    Employment

    This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

  • Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

    Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

    Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.

  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2

    A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community..

  • Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2

    Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.

  • 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 American Religions, ed. 7

    Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7

    Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and pe

  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism

    Encyclopedia of Buddhism

    This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other r

  • 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 Business and Finance, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

    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 Clothing and Fashion

    Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

    A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.

  • 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 Emerging Industries, ed. 6

    Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 6

    Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

  • 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 Espionage, Intelligence and Security

    Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security

    Comprehensive guide to the history, uses, related scientific principles, and technology of espionage and intelligence, written by experts in the field. Topics range from the historical use of espionage to the emerging use of technology in modern espionage and counterintelligence.

  • 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 Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

    Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

    This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

  • 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 India

    Encyclopedia of India

    A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.

  • Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

    Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

    Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields.

  • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2

    This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today's Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe, and the Americas.

  • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

    This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

    Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

  • Encyclopedia of Life Science

    Encyclopedia of Life Science

    Rrovides historical perspectives, portrays science as a human endeavor, and gives insight into the process of scientific inquiry by incorporating biographical profiles of people who have contributed significantly to the development of the life sciences.

  • 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 Microbiology

    Encyclopedia of Microbiology

    Presents the myriad ways in which microorganisms influence the biosphere. Explores all aspects of microbiology from mycology (the study of fungi) to the simplest biological entities of all, viruses, to prions, which are even more streamlined than viruses and just as dangerous.

  • Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

    Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

    A six-volume survey of modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.

  • 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 Philosophy, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

    English-language reference source for philosophy,' has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.

  • Encyclopedia of Pollution

    Encyclopedia of Pollution

    Addresses all aspects of pollution and the global impact on the environment; contains more than 300 entries and essays using the most current scientific data to explain the different types of pollutants.

  • 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 Recreation and Leisure in America

    Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

    A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

  • Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

    The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

  • Encyclopedia of Russian History

    Encyclopedia of Russian History

    Provides a comprehensive discussion of Russia's people, politics, economics, religion, and social systems; and is designed to complement the study of comparative politics, world history, geography, literature, arts and culture and world cultures. Entries span the period from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

  • Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

    Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

    A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 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 Space

    Encyclopedia of Space

    Provides a guide to astronomy and space science and includes the facts and figures from the latest missions to the planets, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

  • Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

    Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

    Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 24

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 24

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 25

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 25

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 26

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 26

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 27

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 27

    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 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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 29

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 29

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 30

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 30

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 31

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 31

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 32

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 32

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 33

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 33

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 34

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 34

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 35

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 35

    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 World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 36

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 36

    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 American Revolution: Library of Military History

    Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

    A three-volume survey of the military aspects of the American Revolutionary War, covering the period 1763-1783. The alphabetically arranged entries include biographies as well as discussions of campaigns and strategy; battles, skirmishes, and naval actions; weaponry; political issues and events; and how the European powers participated in the conflict. For students, historians, and general readers.

  • Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

    Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

    This 2-vol. set encompasses nearly two decades of American history, beginning with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s, through the 1929 stock market crash, the gradual recovery during the 1930s with Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and World War II. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture.

  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2

    The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.

  • Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

    Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

    A three-volume survey of the formative years of the United States, starting just prior to the American Revolution and ending with the inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829. Presents 671 alphabetically arranged entries focusing on the major political markers and milestones, as well as the art, music, literature and daily life, of this period. For secondary and college students, researchers, and general readers.

  • 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.

  • Endangered Species, ed. 2

    Endangered Species, ed. 2

    Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being take

  • Energy

    Energy

    Explains how energy sources like electricity, heat, power, sun, lightening, fire, and combustion, shape our landscape and climate.

  • Energy: In Context

    Energy: In Context

    This book explains the fundamentals of energy science and the impact of energy on human life and the environment. Interdisciplinary in nature, it covers topics from such fields as geology, biology, physics, history,sociology, and economics.

  • Energy Alternatives

    Energy Alternatives

    A factbook on energy alternatives, written for young adults. Discusses development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal power.

  • Energy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional and Alternative Sources

    Energy for the 21st Century: A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional and Alternative Sources

    Provides a detailed analysis of the past, present, and future of all the principal energy sources--biomass, coal, oil, natural gas, hydro and nuclear power--as well as sustainable sources, especially fuel cell technology.

  • 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.

  • Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

    Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

    Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

  • Environmental Science: In Context

    Environmental Science: In Context

    Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

  • Epidemic

    Epidemic

    Discusses what an epidemic is, how it evolves, various causes and carriers, and efforts to prevent epidemics.

  • Eruption!: The Story of Volcanoes

    Eruption!: The Story of Volcanoes

    Describes volcano eruptions that have occurred in various places throughout the world.

  • Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2: A Global Resource

    Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2: A Global Resource

    This work 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, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, an

  • Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

    Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

    A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

  • Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

    Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

    A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.

  • Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

    Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

    A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

  • Everest

    Everest

    Provides information on Everest and mountains around the world. Includes sections on mountain climbing gear, the Winter Olympics, and alpine conservation.

  • 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.

  • Evolution, Rev. ed.

    Evolution, Rev. ed.

    Covers animals, plants, bones, and fossils to reveal the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the natural world and how life began.

  • Experiment Central, ed. 2: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects

    Experiment Central, ed. 2: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects

    Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

  • Explorer

    Explorer

    Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

  • Explorer

    Explorer

    Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

  • Explorer, Rev. ed.

    Explorer, Rev. ed.

    Covers many types of exploration including early expeditions across the globe, space exploration, and deep sea exploration.

  • Exploring Mars

    Exploring Mars

    A factbook on Mars exploration, written for young adults. Discusses similarities (and differences) between Mars and Earth, failed and successful space missions, and future plans for exploration.

  • Extreme Weather

    Extreme Weather

    Describes a wide variety of extreme weather such as tornadoes, droughts, storms and extreme hot and cold temperatures.

  • Farm

    Farm

    Covers the different aspects of farming through the ages including the equipment, domestic animals, crops, and the future of farming.

  • Farm

    Farm

    Introduces toddlers to different things one can find on a farm.

  • Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages

    Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages

    Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the tradition

  • Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

    Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

    Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and soc

  • Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

    Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

    This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the 'Lost Generation,' lesbian literature, and much more

  • Film

    Film

    Explores every aspect of film and provides pointers on how to watch and understand films of different types, styles, and periods. Profiles the most important historical and contemporary directors, actors, producers, and studios.

  • First Garden Activity Book

    First Garden Activity Book

    Teaches young gardeners how to growing plants and includes projects to enjoy with easy-to-follow ideas.

  • Fish

    Fish

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

  • Flag

    Flag

    Covers flags from countries all over the world, including special flags such as signal flags for ships and boats, flags for special festivals and sports, political flags and coats of arms.

  • Florence & Tuscany

    Florence & Tuscany

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Flying Machine

    Flying Machine

    Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

  • Food

    Food

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

  • Food: In Context

    Food: In Context

    Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.

  • Food Myths and Facts

    Food Myths and Facts

    Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on food myths and facts.

  • Forensic Science

    Forensic Science

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

  • Forest

    Forest

    Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

  • Fossil

    Fossil

    Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.

  • Fox

    Fox

    Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War

    Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Features include illustrations, maps, graphs and charts, photographs, and a further reading list. Designed for student and general audiences.

  • Frog

    Frog

    Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

  • From Green Industries to Green Jobs

    From Green Industries to Green Jobs

    Presents occupational profiles, alongside overviews of the green job that cover such details as, what job it is most similar to, what skills are required to perform the job, and what a typical day in the life of that job is like.

  • 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 Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing

    Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing

    This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the social aspects of internet marketing.

  • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

    Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

    Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

  • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

    Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

    Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

  • 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 Everyday Law, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

    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 Multicultural America, ed. 2

    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2

    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

    This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War

    Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War

    Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.

  • 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.

  • Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

    Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

    Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

  • Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America

    Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America

    Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

  • Garden Design

    Garden Design

    Shows step-by-step techniques for tackling every aspect of garden design from planning and planting to simple construction projects.

  • 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.

  • Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, ed. 3

    Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, ed. 3

    The 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource, now published by Gale, provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison.

  • Geography of the World, Rev. and Updated ed.

    Geography of the World, Rev. and Updated ed.

    Examines geography all over the world.

  • Geometry: The Language of Space and Form, Rev. ed.

    Geometry: The Language of Space and Form, Rev. ed.

    Text describes geometry in antiquity, beginning with a brief description of some of the geometry that preceded the geometry of the Greeks. Covers the story of geometry during the European Renaissance as well as the significant mathematical progress in other areas of the world.

  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

    Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

    Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.

  • Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History

    Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History

    Features more than 830 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Covering ancient civilizations to the present, important events in history are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

  • Global Warming

    Global Warming

    A factbook on global warming, written for young adults. Discusses the many negative effects of rising temperatures on earth, and prevailing theories on what is causing the rise.

  • Gorilla, Monkey & Ape

    Gorilla, Monkey & Ape

    Covers details about the behavior, family life, and intelligence of gorillas and other primates.

  • Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

    Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

    Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

  • Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

    Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

    A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

  • 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.

  • Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

    Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

    Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period. For middle school and g

  • Great Musicians

    Great Musicians

    Covers history's greatest music makers, from Beethoven to the Beatles.

  • Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide

    Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide

    Provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green-energy economy.

  • Green Property, ed. 2: Buying, Developing and Investing in Eco-Friendly Property, and Becoming More Energy Efficient

    Green Property, ed. 2: Buying, Developing and Investing in Eco-Friendly Property, and Becoming More Energy Efficient

    A guide to buying, developing and investing in environmentally-friendly property, and making one's home more energy-efficient.

  • Grow It, Cook It: Simple gardening projects and delicious recipes

    Grow It, Cook It: Simple gardening projects and delicious recipes

    Offers a fresh approach to healthy eating by getting children involved in food right from the start. Children will learn that when they eat a carrot, they're biting into a root; salads are made up of leaves; and berries are the fruit and seeds of plants, encouraging an early appreciation of food and its origins.

  • Grow Organic

    Grow Organic

    A practical guide to organic gardening that explains and illustrates all the key principles and techniques needed to grow a garden the natural way.

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction

    This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

    Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

  • Gymnastics

    Gymnastics

    Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers gymnastics.

  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance

    This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

  • Headaches

    Headaches

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

  • Healthy Living, ed. 2

    Healthy Living, ed. 2

    This set is designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student's first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.

  • Help! I Cant Swim!: A Story about Safety in Water

    Help! I Cant Swim!: A Story about Safety in Water

    Illustrates prevention of a swimming accident through the story of a group of friends that help rescue a boy who cannot swim.

  • 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.

  • Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression

    Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression

    Each volume includes 15-20 entries covering a specific issue or incident related to the Great Depression in a global perspective. Entries follow a standard format for comparison purposes and typically include an introduction, an issue or incident summary, an exploration of different perspectives, a summary of key political, social and economic influences, and sources for further research. Includes primary source documents. Aimed at

  • History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide

    History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide

    Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

  • History in Dispute, Vol. 1

    History in Dispute, Vol. 1

    This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

  • History of World Trade Since 1450

    History of World Trade Since 1450

    History of World Trade Since 1450 starts at a year regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration and examines how the hunt for new resources and markets during that period resulted in the establishment of colonies in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The set looks at the Industrial Revolution, the rise of capitalism and the effects of imperialism on the global economy.

  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 secret delights of hidden Hong Kong to the top 10 festivals, hotels, and shops. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Honolulu & Oahu

    Honolulu & Oahu

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 beaches and golf courses to the top 10 restaurants, shops, and spots for water sports. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • Horse

    Horse

    Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

  • Horse

    Horse

    Features all kinds of facts about horses, including why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and more.

  • Horse

    Horse

    Covers the different types, physical characteristics, behavior, senses, and uses of horses.

  • How Everyday Products are Made

    How Everyday Products are Made

    Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a 'For More Information' bibliography of books, periodicals, an

  • How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

    How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

    Provides a quick and effective course from the perspective of the pursuit of business growth, and describes a business proceeding from initial set-up through its first year of trading.

  • 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.

  • Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

    Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

    These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

  • Hunting Down the Terrorists: Declaring War and Policing Global Violations

    Hunting Down the Terrorists: Declaring War and Policing Global Violations

    A factbook on homeland security, written for young adults. Explores new technologies, interrogation techniques, military efforts, global coalitions and prosecution methods designed to identify and stop terrorist activity.

  • Hurricane

    Hurricane

    Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

  • Hurricane & Tornado, Rev. ed.

    Hurricane & Tornado, Rev. ed.

    Explores various types of extreme weather including tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, and hailstorms, among others.

  • IQ and Aptitude Tests

    IQ and Aptitude Tests

    Contains numerous practice questions together with answers, explanations and a guide to assessing performance. Provides several IQ tests together with verbal, spatial and numerical aptitude tests. Includes tests of word meanings, grammar and comprehension, advanced verbal aptitude, logical analysis, mental arithmetic, numerical sequences, and number problems.

  • Ice Hockey

    Ice Hockey

    Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers ice hockey.

  • India, Rev. ed.

    India, Rev. ed.

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places India in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Industrial Revolution Reference Library

    Industrial Revolution Reference Library

    Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.

  • 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.

  • Insect

    Insect

    Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

  • Insect, Rev. ed.

    Insect, Rev. ed.

    Features the busy world of insects. Discover their structure, history, and fascinating variety.

  • 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.

  • Is Our Climate Changing?

    Is Our Climate Changing?

    This book looks at the complex issues surrounding climate change, addressing the human impact, how climate change is affecting us, what we are doing about it, and what is coming next.

  • Istanbul

    Istanbul

    Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 tips on buying a carpet to the top 10 restaurants, stores, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

  • J.K. Rowling

    J.K. Rowling

    A biography of J.K. Rowling and her career as an author, written for young adults.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez

    A biography of Jennifer Lopez and her career as an actress, written for young adults.

  • Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp

    A biography of Johnny Depp and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

  • Judaism

    Judaism

    Discusses the historical origins, teachings, practices, persecution, spread, and challenges of Judaism and explores the history, faith, and traditions of Jews.

  • Julia Roberts

    Julia Roberts

    A biography of Julia Roberts and her career as an actor, written for young adults.

  • Jungle

    Jungle

    Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

  • Jungle, Rev. ed.

    Jungle, Rev. ed.

    Examines the plants, animals, and insects found in the world's tropical rain forests.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

    Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

    Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

    Students will find everything they need to conduct thorough research on 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

    A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

    Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

    Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

    Presents profiles of 193 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

    Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

    Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

  • Kitten

    Kitten

    Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

  • Knight

    Knight

    Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

  • Knight, Rev. ed.

    Knight, Rev. ed.

    Explores what life was like for knights in medieval times. Covers topics such as battles, hunting, weaponry, armor, jousting, and castles.

  • Korean War Reference Library

    Korean War Reference Library

    Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.

  • Lamb, Rev

    Lamb, Rev

    Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

  • Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

    Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

    Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.