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  • African American Poets

    African American Poets

    Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential African American poets such as Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Paul Beatty, and Alice Walker.

  • 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

  • Blood: Physiology and Circulation

    Blood: Physiology and Circulation

    Detailed diagrams supplement the text and allow readers a glimpse into the anatomy and life-sustaining properties of human blood. Follow the course of blood as it circulates through the body and its component parts.

  • Bone and Muscle: Structure, Force, and Motion

    Bone and Muscle: Structure, Force, and Motion

    Details the anatomy and mechanisms that allow bones and muscles to operate naturally and examines the consequences of disease and injury on these fundamental components of the human body.

  • Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions

    Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions

    Covers religions of the world and the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. Includes entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies, images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts.

  • Contemporary American Women Poets: An A-to-Z Guide

    Contemporary American Women Poets: An A-to-Z Guide

    Includes entries on numerous American women poets who published significant works after 1945. Each entry presents a short biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the poet's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. Included poets come from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, geographical regions, and social classes.

  • Countdown to Catastrophe

    Countdown to Catastrophe

    Covers the aftermath of World War I and events in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the U.S. from 1919 to 1939 which lead to the outbreak of World War II.

  • Drama for Students, Vol. 23

    Drama for Students, Vol. 23

    Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

  • Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers

    Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers

    Surveys the world of African American women writers and includes entries on more than 150 novelists, poets, playwrights, short fiction writers, autobiographers, essayists, and influential scholars. Covers contemporary authors such as Toni Morrison and Gloria Naylor, along with a range of neglected and emerging figures.

  • Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems

    Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems

    Provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to each of the systems of the human body, exploring all 11 organ systems of the human body: the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems.

  • 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

  • Epics for Students, ed. 2

    Epics for Students, ed. 2

    Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

  • Global Chaos

    Global Chaos

    Covers the events of World War II including action in Italy and the Mediterranean, the Nazi State, Axis, Allied, and U.S. home fronts, and the Holocaust.

  • Grzimeks Student Animal Life Resource

    Grzimeks Student Animal Life Resource

    This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

  • Horrific Invasions

    Horrific Invasions

    Covers the events of World War II from 1942 to 1943 including the Bataan 'Death March,' U.S. victory at Midway, the invasion of Burma, Stalingrad Airlift, and Operation Torch.

  • Latin American Poets

    Latin American Poets

    Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential Latin American poets such as Jorge Luis Borges, Ruben Dario, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz.

  • Never Will We Forget: Oral Histories of World War II

    Never Will We Forget: Oral Histories of World War II

    Deals with the personal side of World War II; includes stories of some 400 men and women, who, though they experienced the war in different ways, were all profoundly affected by it.

  • Novels for Students, Vol. 1

    Novels for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

  • Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry

    Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry

    Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

  • Shakespeare, Rev. ed.

    Shakespeare, Rev. ed.

    Presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.

  • Short Stories for Students, Vol. 1

    Short Stories for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

  • Terror and Triumph

    Terror and Triumph

    Covers the events of World War II including Operation Overload, the Eastern European Front, the European Air War, and the Battle of the Atlantic.

  • The Brain and the Nervous System

    The Brain and the Nervous System

    Covers the amazing intricacies of this vital system as well as the effects of disease and damage.

  • The Cardiovascular System

    The Cardiovascular System

    Covers the anatomy of the heart and the effects of the diseases to which it is sometimes prone. Provides annotated diagrams and illustrations to bolster the narrative and highlight significant aspects of cardiology and the cardiovascular system.

  • The Digestive System

    The Digestive System

    Examines all the vital components involved in consuming and digesting food as well as the diseases and disorders that can plague this frequently overlooked area of the human body.

  • The Eye: The Physiology of Human Perception

    The Eye: The Physiology of Human Perception

    The structures and functions of the eye are examined in this volume that describes how we are able to process what we observe and react accordingly.

  • The Final Victories

    The Final Victories

    Covers the events of World War II, including the fall of the Third Reich, island hopping in the Pacific, the defeat of Japan, and the Marshall Plan.

  • The First Bloody Battles

    The First Bloody Battles

    Covers the outbreak of World War II from 1939 to 1941 including Germany's blitzkrieg tactics, the bombing raids on London, the North African campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions

    The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions

    Provides numerous entries covering world religions including gods and other holy figures, concepts, historical figures, places, rites, and festivals.

  • The Reproductive System

    The Reproductive System

    This comprehensive narrative details both the biological process of procreation and the often divisive debates on how best to approach matters related to the human body.

  • The Respiratory System

    The Respiratory System

    Although vulnerable to various infections and other disorders, the respiratory system by and large continues to function in order to sustain us. This book explores each element involved in this subconscious process and the factors that perpetuate human life.

  • The Rough Guide to Shakespeare

    The Rough Guide to Shakespeare

    A guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

  • UXL Complete Life Science Resource

    UXL Complete Life Science Resource

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

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

    UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

    Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

    UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

    Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from

  • Voices of Shakespeares England: Contemporary Accounts of Elizabethan Daily Life

    Voices of Shakespeares England: Contemporary Accounts of Elizabethan Daily Life

    Offers over 50 primary documents that illuminate the character, personalities, and events of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.

  • World War I: Primary Documents on Events from 1914 to 1919

    World War I: Primary Documents on Events from 1914 to 1919

    Provides primary documents from the World War I era that covers the causes, events and consequences of the tumultuous and violent war years from 1914 to 1919.

  • World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia

    World War II at Sea: An Encyclopedia

    Covers multiple aspects relating to the navies of World War II including biographies of leading personalities, descriptions of battles and campaigns, and naval strategy during the war.