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  • 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 Decades Primary Sources, Vol. 11

    American Decades Primary Sources, Vol. 11

    This volume covers the first decade of the twenty-first century from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the details of Americans' daily lives. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.

  • American Eras

    American Eras

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Biological Weapons

    Biological Weapons

    This book examines the origins, uses, and military deployment of biological weapons.

  • Bombs, Mines, and IEDs

    Bombs, Mines, and IEDs

    This book examines the origins, uses, and military deployment of bombs, mines, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

  • 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.

  • Careers in Architecture and Construction

    Careers in Architecture and Construction

    Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at architecture and construction jobs ranging from electricians to landscape architects to surveyors.

  • Careers in Biotechnology

    Careers in Biotechnology

    This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at biotechnology fields including jobs in biochemistry, epidemiology, and microbiology and biofuels.

  • Careers in Education

    Careers in Education

    Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at education jobs ranging from special education teachers to library media specialists.

  • Careers in Engineering

    Careers in Engineering

    This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at engineering jobs including standard careers such as electrical and mechanical, as well as new and emerging careers such as biomedical.

  • Careers in Fashion

    Careers in Fashion

    This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at fashion jobs including glamorous jobs such as model and fashion photographer, to artistic jobs such as textile designer and fashion stylist.

  • Careers in Finance

    Careers in Finance

    Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at finance jobs ranging from bank tellers to accountants to personal financial planners.

  • Careers in Health Care

    Careers in Health Care

    This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at health care jobs ranging from home health aides to registered nurses to physical therapists.

  • Careers in Information Technology

    Careers in Information Technology

    This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at information technology jobs ranging from social media specialists to software developers to Wi-Fi network engineers.

  • Careers in Sales and Marketing

    Careers in Sales and Marketing

    Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at marketing and sales jobs ranging from advertising account executives to internet marketing specialists.

  • Careers in Sports and Fitness

    Careers in Sports and Fitness

    Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at sports and fitness jobs ranging from athletic trainers to recreation therapists, to sports medicine physicians.

  • Careers in the Military

    Careers in the Military

    This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide readers with a look at military careers ranging from pilots to food specialists to medics.

  • Chemical Weapons

    Chemical Weapons

    This book examines the origins, uses, and military deployment of chemical weapons.

  • 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.

  • Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe

    Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe

    This encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. This overview of fashion and apparel covers several centuries of American history as seen through the lens of the clothes we wear--from the Native American moccasin to Manolo Blahnik's contribution to stiletto heels.

  • Conquering Anorexia

    Conquering Anorexia

    This book discusses the symptoms of anorexia, explains risk factors for the disease, and offers advice on getting healthy.

  • Conquering Bulimia

    Conquering Bulimia

    This book discusses the symptoms of bulimia, explains risk factors for the disease, and offers advice on eating in a healthy manner.

  • Conquering Negative Body Image

    Conquering Negative Body Image

    This book discusses the causes of negative body imaging, explains risk factors for the disorder, and offers advice on eating in a healthy manner.

  • Contemporary Black Biography, Vol. 1

    Contemporary Black Biography, Vol. 1

    Provides biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of African American and/or black heritage. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including architecture, art, business, dance, education, fashion, film, industry, journalism, law, literature, medicine, music, politics and government, publishing, religion, science and technology, social issues, sports, television, theater, and others.

  • Contemporary Musicians, Vol. 1

    Contemporary Musicians, Vol. 1

    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.

  • 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 2006

    Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2006

    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.

  • Courts, Law, and Justice

    Courts, Law, and Justice

    Covers highly contested topics, including drug and gun control laws as well as the ins and outs of the criminal justice system as encountered by arrested suspects.

  • 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.

  • Drawing: Materials, Techniques, Styles, and Practice

    Drawing: Materials, Techniques, Styles, and Practice

    This book deals with drawings' aesthetic characteristics, mediums of expression, subject matter, and some leading artists and their works.

  • Drones

    Drones

    This book examines the origins, uses, and military deployment of drones.

  • 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 Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2

    Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and wha

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Foods That Changed History: How Foods Shaped Civilization from the Ancient World to the Present

    Foods That Changed History: How Foods Shaped Civilization from the Ancient World to the Present

    Presents nearly 100 entries on foods that have shaped history. In learning about foods and their importance, readers will gain valuable insight into other areas such as religious movements, literature, economics, technology, and the human condition itself.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?

    I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?

    This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADD/ADHD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.

  • I Have Been Cyberbullied. Now What?

    I Have Been Cyberbullied. Now What?

    This book discusses the breadth of cyberbullying in all its many forms. It identifies ways to try to deal with a cyberbully, as well as resources they can use to reach out for help.

  • I Have Been Raped. Now What?

    I Have Been Raped. Now What?

    This book guides teens--whether they are survivors, friends of survivors, or confused or concerned citizens--through the process of what to do if they are raped, how to begin the process of recovery, and how to stay safe in an attempt to prevent a rape from occuring

  • I Have OCD. Now What?

    I Have OCD. Now What?

    This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.

  • I Have a Food Allergy. Now What?

    I Have a Food Allergy. Now What?

    This book introduces several of the most predominant food allergy triggers, their effects, treatments, and preventive measures.

  • Im Suicidal. Now What?

    Im Suicidal. Now What?

    This book educates teens about suicide risk factors, suicidal thoughts, and how to cope with them.

  • Ive Gotten a DWI/DUI. Now What?

    Ive Gotten a DWI/DUI. Now What?

    This book provides teens with DWI/DUI case terminology, discusses their legal rights and responsibilities, the legal process involved in a DWI/DUI charge, and what happens after a conviction.

  • Instruments of War: Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History

    Instruments of War: Weapons and Technologies That Have Changed History

    This work documents the evolution of warfare across history through weaponry and technological change.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

    This 4-vol. set provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

  • Juvenile Detention Centers: Your Legal Rights

    Juvenile Detention Centers: Your Legal Rights

    Geared toward those teens who are most at risk, this title takes an in-depth look at the statistics and realities of juvenile detention centers. Legal expert-reviewed facts and advice paired with testimonials aim to keep juveniles in the know and out of detention centers.

  • Juvenile Justice, ed. 2: A Reference Handbook

    Juvenile Justice, ed. 2: A Reference Handbook

    This book presents historical and contemporary data in an easy-to-understand fashion that survey the complex history of the juvenile justice system and allow readers to better comprehend the key issues.

  • 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.

  • Music: The Definitive Visual History

    Music: The Definitive Visual History

    Produced in association with the Smithsonian and including images from The National Music Museum in South Dakota, this book guides readers through the progression of music since its prehistoric beginnings, and covers music from all around the world.

  • Music: Techniques, Styles, Instruments, and Practice

    Music: Techniques, Styles, Instruments, and Practice

    This book examines music notation, sound, and structure; musical composition and form; the various characteristics of instruments as well as their classification and history, including electronic instruments; musical performance and expression; and styles and genres of music in Western cultures.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Painting: Materials, Techniques, Styles, and Practice

    Painting: Materials, Techniques, Styles, and Practice

    This book covers the elements and principles of design in painting and the various mediums, forms, imagery, subject matter, and symbolism employed, adopted, or created by the painter.

  • Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports

    Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports

    This title takes a critical look at the challenging issue of performance-enchancing drug use within the sports world, providing history and context while also examining key factors in the issue and how it is being addressed.

  • Photography: Equipment, Techniques, Styles, and Practice

    Photography: Equipment, Techniques, Styles, and Practice

    This book focuses on the technology of photography, the camera and its parts, types of lenses, shutters and speeds, films and filters, making photographs, exposing film, lighting, darkroom techniques and processing, printing photographs, and some of the practical applications of the medium.

  • Plant Sciences

    Plant Sciences

    Introduces the fundamentals of plant sciences, such as cells, transportation and photosynthesis, and also examines related fields, such as agribusiness, conservation and ethnobotany. Fully illustrated with margin definitions, timelines and sidebars throughout. Academic and general interest. 4 volumes.

  • 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.

  • Racial Profiling and Discrimination: Your Legal Rights

    Racial Profiling and Discrimination: Your Legal Rights

    This book covers different types of discrimination, illustrated with real-life stories. Readers will learn what they can do if they experience racial profiling and are in the thick of the struggle to navigate the legal system. More importantly, they will learn what steps they can take to avoid getting into trouble in the first place.

  • 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.

  • Sculpture: Materials, Techniques, Styles, and Practice

    Sculpture: Materials, Techniques, Styles, and Practice

    In this book, readers examine the materials, tools, methods, styles, and practices that are involved in sculpting and many of the techniques that have been used by accomplished artists who have contributed to sculpture as a fine art.

  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement

    This book explores the Civil Rights Movement, which produced a revolutionary change in the U. S. legal and cultural system, and set the stage for economic and political equality of all Americans, regardless of their race.

  • The Death Penalty: Documents Decoded

    The Death Penalty: Documents Decoded

    This book exposes readers directly to landmark opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court that strive to answer difficult questions regarding capital punishment. Not only does it provide an overview of the history, current status, and future of capital punishment in America; it supplies excerpts of the words of the justices themselves.

  • The Eye in 3D

    The Eye in 3D

    This book shows readers how the eye works, how images are focused on the retina, and how nerves relay signals and impulses to the brain for processing.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

    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 Genetic Disorders, ed. 4

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4

    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 Disorders

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

    Provides understandable yet detailed information on mental disorders and conditions, written in language understandable to the adult layperson. Includes entries for all 150 disorders classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, text revision (DSM-IV-TR). It also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

  • The Heart in 3D

    The Heart in 3D

    In this book, readers will learn about the different parts of the heart itself, as well as the circulatory system, the various kinds of blood cells, and how the kidneys clean blood.

  • The Juvenile Court System: Your Legal Rights

    The Juvenile Court System: Your Legal Rights

    This book serves as a helpful guide for those who find themselves in the juvenile justice system. Students will learn about the system, the difference between having fun and getting into serious trouble, what they should do if they do get arrested, and how to confront the consequences of their actions.

  • The Law and Personal Health: Your Legal Rights

    The Law and Personal Health: Your Legal Rights

    This guide will help give teens the confidence to navigate the health care system and find available services and resources. Readers will understand the scope of confidentiality and consent laws as they relate to minors and have the tools to manage their reproductive health, seek appropriate therapies, find proper recourse against abuse, and more.

  • The Lower Limbs in 3D

    The Lower Limbs in 3D

    The anatomy and mechanics of the lower limbs are examined in vivid 3D relief in this concise book. Labeled diagrams help readers easily identify the various muscles and bones of the hip, legs, and feet, while a clear narrative describes how the interconnected parts work together to facilitate our everyday movements.

  • The Lungs in 3D

    The Lungs in 3D

    In this book, readers will learn that the lungs are the most important component of the respiratory system, the process by which oxygen is supplied to all living cells. They will discover how we breathe, how oxygen affects metabolism, and the relationship between the heart and lungs.

  • The Mouth and Nose in 3D

    The Mouth and Nose in 3D

    In this book, readers learn how the jaw, mouth, and throat all work together, how the process of eating works, and what happens in the nose when we take a whiff of that apple pie in the oven.

  • The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music

    The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music

    This book provides a survey of the field of popular music studies, celebrating the maturation of popular music studies while recognizing the immense changes that have recently taken place in the conditions of popular music production.

  • The Stomach in 3D

    The Stomach in 3D

    In this book, readers learn about the function and position of such body parts as the abdominal muscles, the ribs, the stomach, the intestines, and the colon along with a discussion of the other organs involved in human digestion, such as the liver, the spleen, and the gallbladder.

  • The Upper Limbs in 3D

    The Upper Limbs in 3D

    This book explores the shoulders, upper arms, elbows, forearms, and hands. Readers will understand how the muscles of the arm and hand help us to perform complex movements, from throwing a baseball to writing a letter, and how the skeletal structure gives us the support and strength to perform these tasks.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Your Legal Rights as an Immigrant

    Your Legal Rights as an Immigrant

    This book covers undocumented teens. Readers will learn about visas and other new government programs; how their immigration status can affect their families, education, and work; and what may happen if they break the law.

  • Your Legal Rights in the Workplace

    Your Legal Rights in the Workplace

    This book covers labor laws for working teens. Readers will learn about the protection the law offers in the event of an accident or harassment by a boss or coworkers, child labor laws, applying for jobs, acing an interview, filling out the paperwork needed to start working, internships, workplace bullying, privacy at work, and workplace discrimination.