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  • A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East

    A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East

    Covers major diplomatic, military, and political events driving world conflicts from ancient times to the present.

  • Adventure

    Adventure

    Combines concise career information to help young readers explore a wide range of possible future careers and explains the nature of the work, what it takes to break into the field, and typical earnings. Careers profiled in this field include air marshals, astronauts, divers, FBI agents, firefighters, and merchant mariners.

  • Advertising and Public Relations

    Advertising and Public Relations

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the advertising and public relations industry.

  • African Americans in the Military, Rev. ed.

    African Americans in the Military, Rev. ed.

    Covers the inspiring stories of those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Includes important biographical essentials, including year and place of birth, rank, and family background, and examines the major accomplishments of each individual.

  • African Americans in the Performing Arts, Rev. ed.

    African Americans in the Performing Arts, Rev. ed.

    Profiles African-American actors, dancers, singers, musicians, composers, and choreographers.

  • African-American Athletes, Rev. ed.

    African-American Athletes, Rev. ed.

    Text highlights athletes who have competed at the highest levels in one or more sports. Provides a biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishments in sports, followed by an up-to-date further reading list on that individual.

  • African-American Political Leaders, Rev. ed.

    African-American Political Leaders, Rev. ed.

    Summarizes the lives and political careers of more than 180 important African Americans who have been elected to federal, state, or local office, who have served as cabinet secretaries or in other cabinet-level posts, and who have run for president of the United States.

  • African-American Religious Leaders, Rev. ed.

    African-American Religious Leaders, Rev. ed.

    Profiles prominent religious leaders from a variety of faiths and persuasions. Provides a biographical sketch of the leader, addressing major achievements, events, and contributions to his or her followers and society at large.

  • African-American Social Leaders and Activists, Rev. ed.

    African-American Social Leaders and Activists, Rev. ed.

    Documents the lives and legacies of a selection of memorable leaders from colonial times to the present day. Provides a biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishment.

  • African-American Writers, Rev. ed.

    African-American Writers, Rev. ed.

    Profiles popular and prominent African-American writers across many genres of literature. Provides a biographical profile of each author as well as an outline of his or her contributions to American literature.

  • Alternative Energy, ed. 2

    Alternative Energy, ed. 2

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

  • 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

    American Eras

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

  • 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 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. 31: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences

    American Men & Women of Science, ed. 31: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences

    Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

  • Animals

    Animals

    Combines concise career information to help young readers explore a wide range of possible future careers and explains the nature of the work, what it takes to break into the field, and typical earnings. Careers profiled in this field include animal breeders and technicians, farmers, fish and game wardens, horse grooms, park rangers, pet groomers, and zookeepers.

  • Animation

    Animation

    Guides students on the path to a career working in the field of Animation. Job profiles include Animators, College professors, Directors, and Editors.

  • Archaeology

    Archaeology

    Profiles jobs in archaeology such as anthropologists, historians, anthropology/archaeology college professors, field technicians and supervisors, and museum curators.

  • 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.

  • Asthma

    Asthma

    Explores asthma in detail, covering its causes, the challenges of living with asthma, and treatment options.

  • Aviation, ed. 2

    Aviation, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in aviation such as aeronautical and aerospace technicians, aerospace engineers, aircraft mechanics, customs officials, military pilots, flight Instructors, and travel agents.

  • Black American Biographies: The Journey of Achievement

    Black American Biographies: The Journey of Achievement

    This book profiles many Black Americans, from Frederick Douglass to Oprah Winfrey to Barack Obama, whose efforts and ideas continue to enrich the foundations of the nation.

  • Business and Finance

    Business and Finance

    Guides students on the path to a career working in the Business and Finance industry. Job profiles include Accountants and auditors, Business managers, Franchise owners, and Human resources workers.

  • Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    Provides career choices in agriculture and agricultural-related fields. Career profiles include agricultural engineer, agritourism operator, commodity broker, forester, meat cutter and veterinarian.

  • Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality

    Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality

    Offers career information in travel and hospitality. Profiles include account executive, bellhop, casino manager, park ranger, tour guide, travel agent and wedding planner.

  • Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry

    Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry

    Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include bakery manager, beer brewer, caterer, farmer, recipe tester, and sports nutritionist.

  • Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, ed. 4

    Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, ed. 4

    Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include cheerleader, health club manager, pro football referee, radio sportscaster, and sports team webmaster.

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral Palsy

    Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for cerebral palsy.

  • Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2

    Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in clerical occupations such as billing clerks, hotel desk clerks, legal secretaries, office clerks, receptionists, and typists.

  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    Examines the issue of climate change from a variety of international perspectives.

  • 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.

  • Computers and Programming

    Computers and Programming

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the computers and programming industry.

  • Construction, ed. 5

    Construction, ed. 5

    Profiles jobs in the construction industry such as architects, cement masons, drafters, electricians, landscape architects, and roofers.

  • Democracy

    Democracy

    Examines the issue of democracy from a variety of international perspectives.

  • 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.

  • Drama for Students, Vol. 1

    Drama for Students, Vol. 1

    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.

  • Eating Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3

    Eating Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3

    Provides basic consumer health information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders and related concerns.

  • Education

    Education

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the education industry.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Global Studies

    Encyclopedia of Global Studies

    Provides a reference work for the emerging field of global studies, covering both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes.

  • 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.

  • Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health

    Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health

    Text offers thorough coverage of relevant topics and issues in historical and contemporary context, with information on lifestyle habits and practices and their impact on health.

  • 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 Physical Science

    Encyclopedia of Physical Science

    Discusses concepts that unify the physical sciences with life, Earth, and space science by examining topics such as natural hazards, global challenges, and the history and nature of science.

  • 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 Sports Management and Marketing

    Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing

    A comprehensive reference work bringing both sports management and sports marketing all together in one place.

  • Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

    Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

    Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 1

    Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 1

    Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume discusses the diversity of the colonial political experience as well as the long-term conflicts, policies, and events that led to revolution, and the ideas underlying independence.

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 2

    Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 2

    Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume discusses the era of Confederation, the shaping of the U.S. Constitution, and the development of the party system.

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 3

    Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 3

    Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines three decades in the middle of the nineteenth century; the emergence of the debate over slavery in the territories, which eventually led to the Civil War; the military conflict itself from 1861 until 1865; and the process of Reconstruction.

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 4

    Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 4

    Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume focuses on race and politics; economics, labor, and capitalism; agrarian politics and populism; national politics; progressivism; foreign affairs; World War I; and the end of the progressive era.

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 5

    Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 5

    Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. The main topics covered in this volume are declining party identification, congressional inertia in the 1920s, the New Deal, Congress during World War II, and more.

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 6

    Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 6

    Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines the postwar era with the consolidation of the New Deal, the onset of the Cold War, and the Korean War.

  • Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 7

    Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Vol. 7

    Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume covers politics and national institutions in a polarized era of nationally competitive party politics and programmatic debates about taxes, social policy, and the size of national government.

  • 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 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 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.

  • Environment, ed. 2

    Environment, ed. 2

    Guides students on the path to a career working in the Environmental Sciences industry. Job profiles include Ecologists, Environmental engineers, National Park Service employees, and Oceanographers.

  • Environmental Science

    Environmental Science

    This book provides easy-to-follow lessons on the most important concepts and issues in environmental science, encompassing ecology, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, atmospheric science, and geography.

  • 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.

  • Environmental Science Experiments

    Environmental Science Experiments

    Offers students and teachers the tools to explore various environmental issues; includes hands-on activities to learn more about environmental problems and what can be done to solve them.

  • 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, 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.

  • Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877

    Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877

    Examines the formative stages of America's past from European settlement of the Western Hemisphere and the displacement of indigenous peoples to the birth of the United States and its growth, in both population and territory, from a modest confederation of thirteen independent states.

  • Extreme Weather

    Extreme Weather

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on extreme weather.

  • Film

    Film

    Guides students on the path to a career working in the Film industry. Job profiles include Actors, Producers, Screenwriters, Sound workers, and Stunt performers.

  • 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 Cultures of the World Encyclopedia

    Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia

    Introduces food culture from numerous countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.

  • Forensics

    Forensics

    Profiles jobs in forensics such as computer forensics specialists, crime scene investigators, fire investigators, forensic botanists, and forensic toxicologists.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Health Care Providers

    Health Care Providers

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the health care industry.

  • Health and Disease

    Health and Disease

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on health and disease.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • International Encyclopedia of Political Science

    International Encyclopedia of Political Science

    Provides a definitive, comprehensive picture of all aspects of political life, covering every field of politics, from political theory and methodology to political sociology, comparative politics, public policies, and international relations.

  • Inventors & Inventions

    Inventors & Inventions

    Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women inventors of all time, from around the world.

  • Inventors and Inventions

    Inventors and Inventions

    Covers inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System. Explores the early life of each inventor, their education and professional life, and their contributions to society. Surveys the history of technological advancements in fields such as agriculture, transportation, communication, entertainment, textiles, medicine, and others.

  • Journalism, ed. 2

    Journalism, ed. 2

    Guides students on the path to a career working in journalism. job profiles include cartoonists and illustrators, columnists/commentators, critics, editors, photo editors, and reporters.

  • Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements

    Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements

    Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

  • Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

    Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

    Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.

  • Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

    Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

    Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

  • Literature and Its Times Supplement 1: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

    Literature and Its Times Supplement 1: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

    Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

  • Magills Medical Guide, ed. 6

    Magills Medical Guide, ed. 6

    Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format to address recent developments in medicine.

  • Major Acts of Congress

    Major Acts of Congress

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

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in malaria.

  • Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

    Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

  • Migraines

    Migraines

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

  • Modern American Literature, ed. 5

    Modern American Literature, ed. 5

    Provides insight into the careers of nearly 500 20th-century American writers, including black and women writers. Entries include important critical excerpts, chronologically arranged and collected from a wide variety of sources such as books, scholarly journals, general periodicals and newspapers.

  • Nature

    Nature

    Combines concise career information to help young readers explore a wide range of possible future careers and explains the nature of the work, what it takes to break into the field, and typical earnings. Careers profiled in this field include biologists, foresters, geologists, oceanographers, park rangers, tree experts, and more.

  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

    New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

    A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

  • Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works

    Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works

    Provides critical overviews on the most frequently studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs. Includes discussions of literary format, themes, and structure.

  • 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.

  • Oceanography

    Oceanography

    Profiles jobs in oceanography such as aquarists, biological oceanographers, divers and diving technicians, geological oceanographers, and ocean engineers.

  • Online Privacy: A Reference Handbook

    Online Privacy: A Reference Handbook

    Provides a comprehensive investigation of the history of and controversies surrounding online privacy.

  • Online Privacy and Business

    Online Privacy and Business

    This book explores the information collected online by businesses, how it is used or misused, and how it can be protected to prevent identity theft and scams.

  • Online Privacy and Government

    Online Privacy and Government

    This book explores how federal agencies, local law enforcement, and schools are collecting, using, and perhaps abusing the personal information they gather online. It concludes with a discussion of proposed regulations and policies that could strike a better balance between privacy and security.

  • Online Privacy and Hacking

    Online Privacy and Hacking

    This book explores how hackers operate, what kinds of sites and information are most vulnerable to hacking, and the tools being developed to prevent hacking.

  • Online Privacy and Health Care

    Online Privacy and Health Care

    This book explores who has access to private health care information, trends in electronic health care records, health care privacy breaches and their effects, and health care privacy enforcement.

  • Online Privacy and Social Media

    Online Privacy and Social Media

    This book explores social media companies, the information they collect, how it is used or misused, and how it can be protected.

  • Parkinsons Disease

    Parkinsons Disease

    Presents the history of this neuromuscular disease. Covers diagnosis, treatment, complications, impact on life and family, and research into the disease.

  • Performing Arts

    Performing Arts

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the performing arts industry.

  • Phenology, ed. 2: An Integrative Environmental Science

    Phenology, ed. 2: An Integrative Environmental Science

    This edition is a synthesis of current phenological knowledge, designed as a primer on the field for global change and general scientists, students, and interested members of the public. With updated and new contributions from over fifty phenological experts, covering data collection, current research, methods, and applications, it demonstrates the accomplishments, progress over the last decade, and future potential of phenology as

  • Physicians, ed. 3

    Physicians, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs as physicians in medicine such as anesthesiologists, cardiologists, ear, nose, and throat specialists, neurologists, pediatricians, and surgeons.

  • Poetry for Students, Vol. 1

    Poetry for Students, Vol. 1

    Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

  • Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions

    Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions

    Offers an educational examination of events and phenomena, from the earliest evidence of human activity to controversial events of the 20th century.

  • Real Estate

    Real Estate

    Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in real estate, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.

  • Recording Industry

    Recording Industry

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the recording industry business.

  • Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

    A survey of the Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history, art literature, economics and science curriculum. Presents 465 alphabetically arranged entries broadly covering people, places, events, concepts, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements from around 1350 to 1620. For students in grades 7 and higher.

  • Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

    Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

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

  • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals

    Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29: A Guide to Education-Related Financial Aid Programs for Students and Professionals

    Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

  • Science

    Science

    Guides students on the path to a career working in the science industry. Job profiles include astronomers, biologists, chemists, genetic scientists, and science technicians.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social Work, ed. 3

    Social Work, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in social work such as adult day care coordinators, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, career and employment counselors and technicians, hospice workers, and social workers.

  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

    St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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

  • Technicians, ed. 3

    Technicians, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in a broad range of environments, including factories, businesses, science labs, hospitals, and clinics. Job profiles include automobile service technicians, chemical technicians, laser technicians, robotics technicians, and welding technicians.

  • Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

    Terrorism: 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.

  • The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts

    The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts

    Provides a comprehensive study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East and carefully weighs the interplay of domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events in one of the world's most troubled regions.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health, ed. 2: Infancy through Adolescence

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health, ed. 2: Infancy through Adolescence

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

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

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

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

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

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

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

    Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3

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

  • The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students

    The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Covers an array of topics on the Middle Ages including daily life, art and architecture, science, religion, politics, women's issues, and more.

  • The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Vol. 1

    The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Vol. 1

    Presents original scholarly biographies of notable Americans. Profiles careers and achievements as well as biographical data including family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial.

  • Travel and Transportation

    Travel and Transportation

    Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in travel and transportation, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

    UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

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

  • UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

    UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

    Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

    UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

    Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

  • Video Games

    Video Games

    Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the video game industry.

  • Water and Ice

    Water and Ice

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on water and ice.

  • What Happened?: An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever

    What Happened?: An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever

    Covers critically important events in American history from the 17th century to the present.

  • World Eras, Vol. 1

    World Eras, Vol. 1

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600.

  • World Eras, Vol. 10

    World Eras, Vol. 10

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of West African kingdoms, 500-1590.

  • World Eras, Vol. 2

    World Eras, Vol. 2

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500.

  • World Eras, Vol. 3

    World Eras, Vol. 3

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.

  • World Eras, Vol. 4

    World Eras, Vol. 4

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of medieval Europe, 814-1350.

  • World Eras, Vol. 5

    World Eras, Vol. 5

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E.

  • World Eras, Vol. 6

    World Eras, Vol. 6

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E.

  • World Eras, Vol. 7

    World Eras, Vol. 7

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644.

  • World Eras, Vol. 8

    World Eras, Vol. 8

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E.

  • World Eras, Vol. 9

    World Eras, Vol. 9

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914.

  • World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 1: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 1: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Latin America.

  • World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 2: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 2: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Africa.

  • World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 3: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 3: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Celtic migrations to the Reform Bill.

  • World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 4: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 4: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.

  • World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 5: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 5: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Spain and Portugal.

  • World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 6: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 6: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from the Middle East.

  • World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 7: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 7: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Italy.

  • World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 8: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    World Literature and Its Times, Vol. 8: Profiles of Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events That Influenced Them

    Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on classical literature.

  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13

    Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.