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  • 1000 Inventions & Discoveries

    1000 Inventions & Discoveries

    This book explores the fascinating developments in technology and natural science that shaped the world as it is today.

  • 101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed.

    101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed.

    Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

  • 3D Game Programming for Teens, ed. 2

    3D Game Programming for Teens, ed. 2

    Written specifically for beginners, this book teaches basic programming, graphic design, and 3D modeling so that you can design and develop your own video games.

  • 9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Chronology and Reference Guide

    9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Chronology and Reference Guide

    Analyzes the complex causes and effects of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks both domestically and internationally, and examines the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa

    A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa

    Examines the properties and uses of bacteria, algae, and protozoa microorganisms detailed in our daily lives.

  • A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell

    A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell

    Surveys the many subjects that comprise the field of biology and includes an overview of the development of biology, microbiology, and cell theory.

  • A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering

    A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering

    Examines the biology behind genetics and genetic disorders, and considers the principles of gene manipulation and genetic engineering, becoming increasingly evident with every new discovery.

  • A Closer Look at Living Things

    A Closer Look at Living Things

    Surveys the parts, characteristics, and classifications of various living things and explores the evolution of life in general.

  • A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses

    A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses

    Examines the parts and growth stages of plants as well as their complex roles within our environment.

  • A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology

    A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology

    Examines the processes of plant reproduction and the stages of plant life, while also spotlighting the role of plants in various ecological settings.

  • A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom

    A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom

    Surveys the various members of the animal kingdom and the habits, behaviors, and physical characteristics that unite and distinguish all animals.

  • African American Eras: Contemporary Times

    African American Eras: Contemporary Times

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

  • African American Eras: Segregation to Civil Rights Times

    African American Eras: Segregation to Civil Rights Times

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

  • Alcohol Information For Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips About Alcohol Use, Abuse, And Dependence

    Alcohol Information For Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips About Alcohol Use, Abuse, And Dependence

    Provides information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse.

  • Alternative Energy, ed. 2

    Alternative Energy, ed. 2

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

  • Alternative Energy

    Alternative Energy

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

  • Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

    This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of biological engineering, including bionic legs, artificial organs, and animal cloning. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering, including the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of environmental engineering, including projects that supply water to impoverished areas, structures in the Netherlands that hold back the Atlantic Ocean, and the cleanup of contaminated areas. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

    Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

    This title examines amazing feats of mechanical engineering, including Mars rovers, robotic surgery systems, and advanced wind turbines. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

  • America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History

    America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History

    This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.

  • 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, 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 Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 1

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 1

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

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 2

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 2

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

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 3

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 3

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

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 4

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 4

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

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 5

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 5

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

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 6

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 6

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

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 7

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 7

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

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 8

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 8

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

  • American Home Front in World War II

    American Home Front in World War II

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

  • American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee

    American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee

    Provides an overview of the December 1890 massacre of more than 250 Native American men, women, and children by U.S. Cavalry troops at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, as well as background on the principal figures involved.

  • 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.

  • Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism

    Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism

    This book looks at some of the most famous revolutionary groups, their beliefs, and the ways in which they achieved their goals. From national revolutions to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this book shows how revolutionaries have changed the world, for both good and evil.

  • Ancient Aztecs

    Ancient Aztecs

    In Ancient Aztecs, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Aztec civilization, including their military power and feats of engineering. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

  • Ancient China

    Ancient China

    In Ancient China, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient China, including their technological wonders and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

  • Ancient Chinese Dynasties

    Ancient Chinese Dynasties

    This book explores the history of Ancient Chinese dynasties, covering art and language to large-scale building projects such as the Great Wall and the bureaucratic structure of society itself.

  • Ancient Civilizations

    Ancient Civilizations

    Introduces young readers to some of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world's history and the legacies they left behind, from the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the amazing culture of the Mayans.

  • Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

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

  • Ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egypt

    In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

  • Ancient Egypt and the Near East: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Egypt and the Near East: An Illustrated History

    Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.

  • Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History

    Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.

  • Ancient Greece

    Ancient Greece

    In Ancient Greece, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Greece, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

  • Ancient India

    Ancient India

    In Ancient India, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient India, including their enduring religions and rich literary traditions. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

  • Ancient Maya

    Ancient Maya

    In Ancient Maya, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Maya people, including their advanced mathematics and massive stone cities. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

  • Ancient Mesopotamia

    Ancient Mesopotamia

    In Ancient Mesopotamia, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Mesopotamians, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and technological wonders. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

  • Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

    Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.

  • Ancient Rome

    Ancient Rome

    In Ancient Rome, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Romans, including their military power and feats of engineering. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

  • Android? Application Development for Java    Programmers

    Android? Application Development for Java Programmers

    This book provides an ideal, quick-start tutorial for anyone interested in developing Android mobile device applications, from the student or hobbyist familiar with Java, to the experienced programmer wanting to enter the mobile device application market.

  • Animal and Plant Anatomy

    Animal and Plant Anatomy

    Provides anatomical illustrations of the external and internal anatomy of organisms ranging from amoebas, dolphins, and ferns to giraffes, lobsters, and humans. Includes articles on particular organisms, major organ systems and other broad topics. Stresses the interrelationship between organ systems and the ways in which the structures of particular organisms can be studied and compared.

  • Archaeology: Excavating Our Past

    Archaeology: Excavating Our Past

    In this book, readers discover archaeologists' goals as they dig up discoveries and the training needed to get a foothold in the field. It lays out the rich stages of archeological history, and readers learn why this field remains so important to this day.

  • Art That Changed the World

    Art That Changed the World

    This guide tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, from ancient and medieval times to modern day, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.

  • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

    Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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

  • Astronomy: Understanding the Universe

    Astronomy: Understanding the Universe

    Recounts some of the major discovery milestones in the field of astronomy and examines the tools and techniques currently used by astronomers to study the universe.

  • Astronomy: Understanding Celestial Bodies

    Astronomy: Understanding Celestial Bodies

    This title provides an engaging and up-to-date presentation of fundamental astronomy facts and principles. The text explains the nature of celestial bodies such as the planets, dwarf planets, stars, moons, asteroids, and comets. It also examines the tools and techniques used by today's astronomers, including high-tech telescopes, spectroscopy, and computer modeling.

  • Atlas A-Z, ed. 6

    Atlas A-Z, ed. 6

    This book acts an up-to-date world overview, in a single volume. It consists of an atlas section of detailed maps arranged by continent, and country profiles, arranged alphabetically, providing facts and figures, including details of geography, climate, society, and economics.

  • Atlas of Ancient Worlds

    Atlas of Ancient Worlds

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

  • Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations

    Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations

    Anthropology, politics, and history come together to form an insightful blend in this authoritative title covering kinship, tribalism, and nonurban cultures the world over. Both the theory and practical examples of tribal cultures are presented, with several chapters dedicated to the various schools of anthropological thought on nonurban societies, accompanied by a survey of tribal and indigenous cultures both historically and in modern times.

  • Banking and Finance

    Banking and Finance

    This text examines the role of banks and the process of business financing as insightful text breaks down such terms as interest rate, capital, and dividend.

  • Baseball

    Baseball

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

  • Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide

    Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide

    Identifies numerous species of birds that are found across the state, including a selection of the rarer species that draw birders to Texas from around the world.

  • Becoming Texas: Early Statehood

    Becoming Texas: Early Statehood

    This book explores the early history of Texas -- from its time as an independent republic to its annexation into the United States. Readers will learn about Texas's role in important U.S. events, such as the Mexican-American War and the Compromise of 1850.

  • Beginning Game Programming, ed. 3

    Beginning Game Programming, ed. 3

    This book shows game developers how to take their game ideas from concept to reality. Requiring only a basic understanding of the C++ language, it covers all the skills needed to create 2D and 3D games using code written in DirectX. Each element of a game is taught step-by-step, from learning how to create a simple Windows program, to using the key DirectX components to render 2D and 3D, to adding sound to your game.

  • Beginning Java with WebSphere

    Beginning Java with WebSphere

    Beginning Java with WebSphere provides a step-by-step guide for creating and installing both client- and server-based Java applications using Rapid Application Development v8, WebSphere Application Server 8.0, and Java.

  • Beginning Programming

    Beginning Programming

    This book introduces computer programming by teaching the basics with an open-source environment known as Python. Readers are taught how Python works and how it relates to other programming languages. Simple coding projects are also provided.

  • Bike Repair and Maintenance

    Bike Repair and Maintenance

    This book teaches readers of all cycling levels how to maintain, repair, and upgrade their own bikes for years of top performance and enjoyment.

  • Bioengineering

    Bioengineering

    This book covers recent advances in bioengineering that have changed both the world in which we live and the bodies within which we live. Among the topics covered are homeostasis, biological and artificial control systems, diagnostic imaging, prostheses, biomaterials, environmental engineering, and various subfields of bioengineering.

  • Biology

    Biology

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

  • Biology, ed. 2

    Biology, ed. 2

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

  • Biopharmaceuticals

    Biopharmaceuticals

    This book examines the history of biopharmaceuticals, the ins and outs of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, and the future of the field.

  • Birds

    Birds

    Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.

  • Birth Control

    Birth Control

    Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on birth control and the use of contraceptive devices among women in the United States.

  • Blood: Physiology and Circulation

    Blood: Physiology and Circulation

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

  • Bone and Muscle: Structure, Force, and Motion

    Bone and Muscle: Structure, Force, and Motion

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

  • Border Culture

    Border Culture

    Covers the experiences and issues central to life between cultures to gain a better understanding of this often misunderstood region and state-of-mind.

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

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

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

  • Bullying

    Bullying

    Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on bullying in schools and the schools' reaction within the United States, focusing on the scope of the problem, current state and federal legislation on the issue, different approaches schools have taken, and the most affected populations.

  • Capitalism

    Capitalism

    This book covers Capitalism, an economic system that prizes free and competitive markets, private ownership, and a comparatively small role for government intervention and regulation. Yet capitalism also has many political undertones and has become associated with notions of freedom, individualism, self-determination, and anti-unionism.

  • Career Information Center, ed. 10

    Career Information Center, ed. 10

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

  • Careers: The Graphic Guide to Findng the Perfect Job for You

    Careers: The Graphic Guide to Findng the Perfect Job for You

    This book about careers is the perfect guide for teens to start thinking about a career. Charts and tables are included to help young people gauge interest about possible careers.

  • CaseBase, Vol. 2: Case Studies in Global Business

    CaseBase, Vol. 2: Case Studies in Global Business

    Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.

  • Cause & Effect: The Fall of the Soviet Union

    Cause & Effect: The Fall of the Soviet Union

    This title begins with a brief history of the Soviet Union's collapse and then examines these questions: How did czarist policies contribute to the rise of communism? How did Soviet economic polices lead to collapse? What role did the Cold War weapons buildup play in the Soviet collapse? How did the collapse of the Soviet Union lead to war and ethnic conflict?

  • Cause & Effect: September 11 Attacks

    Cause & Effect: September 11 Attacks

    This title begins with a brief history of the September 11 attacks and then examines the following questions: How did the Afghan-Soviet War contribute to the rise of Islamist terrorism? How did Middle East politics contribute to the rise of al-Qaeda? How did the attack by a stateless group lead to us wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? How did life in the United States change after the September 11 attacks?

  • Cause & Effect: The American Revolution

    Cause & Effect: The American Revolution

    This title begins with a brief history of the American Revolution and then examines these questions: How did the actions by the King and Parliament give rise to the Revolution? How did the battles of Trenton and Princeton change the course of the Revolution? How did assistance from France help the American cause? How did the American Revolution spark change throughout the world?

  • Cause & Effect: The Fall of Rome

    Cause & Effect: The Fall of Rome

    This title begins with a brief history of Rome's fall and then examines these questions: Did the barbarian invasions cause Rome's fall? Did internal disunities fatally weaken Rome? Did economic and military factors destroy Rome? Which aspects of Rome survived to become its legacy?

  • Cause & Effect: The French Revolution

    Cause & Effect: The French Revolution

    This title begins with a brief history of the French Revolution and then examines the following questions: How did inequality lead to revolution? How did the Enlightenment contribute to the toppling of the French monarchy? How did the Revolution result in a reign of terror? How did the French Revolution lead to the rise of Napoleon?

  • Cause & Effect: World War II

    Cause & Effect: World War II

    This title begins with a brief history of World War II and then examines these questions: How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise? How did the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor influence the war's outcome? How did the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union change the course of the war? How did the end of World War II contribute to the start of the Cold War?

  • Censorship in Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451

    Censorship in Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451

    Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Ray Bradbury.

  • Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement

    Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement

    Offers an illuminating story of how social and political change can sometimes result from the vision, leadership, and commitment of a few dedicated individuals determined not to fail.

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

    Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

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

  • Chemical Compounds

    Chemical Compounds

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

  • Chemical Elements, ed. 2

    Chemical Elements, ed. 2

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

  • Chemistry: Understanding Substance and Matter

    Chemistry: Understanding Substance and Matter

    In this volume, readers learn about the history of chemistry and the concepts they might encounter in an introductory chemistry course, including chemical and volumetric analysis, atomic theory, gravitation, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions and formulas, and organic and inorganic compounds and bonds.

  • Children of the Holocaust

    Children of the Holocaust

    This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the experiences of Jewish children.

  • Citizenship: What It Means to Be from Texas

    Citizenship: What It Means to Be from Texas

    This book challenges readers to examine their roles as citizens of the United States, Texas, and local communities. Exploring the Texas Bill of Rights, students will grasp the basic rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens. Readers will also learn how the U.S. and Texas governments function, and what sets Texas government apart.

  • Climate Change: Our Warming Earth

    Climate Change: Our Warming Earth

    This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

  • Cloning

    Cloning

    This book explores the history, science, applications, and ethical issues of cloning. Profiles include pioneers in the field, including John Bertrand Gurdon, Ian Wilmut, Shinya Yamanaka, and James Thomson.

  • Cold War Reference Library

    Cold War Reference Library

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

  • Colonial America Reference Library

    Colonial America Reference Library

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

  • Complete Cat Care: How to Keep Your Cat Healthy and Happy

    Complete Cat Care: How to Keep Your Cat Healthy and Happy

    This book combines everything you need to know about cats, from choosing a kitten or cat and day-to-day advice on nutrition and grooming, to guidance on behavior, play, and health and diseases.

  • Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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

  • Complete Dog Care: How to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy

    Complete Dog Care: How to Keep Your Dog Healthy and Happy

    This guide to owning a dog provides everything needed to nurture a dog from puppyhood to old age. Prospective and current pet owners can discover dogs' origins and anatomy to help understand canine behavior before moving on to determine how to choose the best dog, how to prepare a home, and how to handle everyday care basics.

  • Complete Family Nutrition

    Complete Family Nutrition

    This book guides parents on healthy food choices for their families, using tailored advice for every age group, from infants to adults. From essential nutrients to ideal serving size, this book explains how nutrition can promote healthy weight, optimal memory, growth and development, digestive health, and balanced moods, and provides nutritious, healthy recipes to help any family achieve this.

  • Complete Flags of the World

    Complete Flags of the World

    This guide provides everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols of the world's 196 national flags, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields, as well as their starring role in famous historical moments. This book is the ultimate reference, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and how they have evolved over the course of history.

  • Complete Horse Care Manual, Rev. ed.

    Complete Horse Care Manual, Rev. ed.

    A handbook for total horse care discusses such topics as stable conditions, nutrition, grooming, feeding, and health problems.

  • 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.

  • Computing: From the Abacus to the iPad

    Computing: From the Abacus to the iPad

    Chronicles the history of computing devices, from simple tabulators such as the abacus and the earliest analog calculators to the tablet computer.

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

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

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

  • Coral Reef Ecosystems

    Coral Reef Ecosystems

    This title will introduce readers to coral reef ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known coral reefs and their characteristics.

  • 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, photographs and maps. 4 volumes.

  • Democracy

    Democracy

    The book covers the concept of democracy and addresses some of the volatile questions that continue to puzzle even the best of us. It provides a survey of the development of this form of government, dating back to its invention in ancient Athens and continuing to the present, following its development with the changing times.

  • Desert Ecosystems

    Desert Ecosystems

    This title will introduce readers to desert ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known deserts and their characteristics.

  • Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

    Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

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

  • Dictatorship, Fascism, and Totalitarianism

    Dictatorship, Fascism, and Totalitarianism

    This book examines the historical trajectory of dictatorship, fascism, and totalitarianism; their characteristics; where they intersected and how they differed; and some of the individuals--including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, among many others--infamous for violently imposing their often extreme agendas.

  • Digital Photography, ed. 4: An Introduction

    Digital Photography, ed. 4: An Introduction

    Updated with the latest techniques and newest equipment, this guide aims to provide beginning camera enthusiasts and photography students with the the latest developments in the field. Screen shots have been updated from OS9 to OS10, and new photos and information illuminate everything the reader needs to know to take stunning digital shots.

  • Discovering Ancient China

    Discovering Ancient China

    In this book, readers will explore the different dynasties of ancient China, the memorable leaders that spearheaded them, and the lasting influences each period had on civilizations to follow, as well as learning about the oldest examples of Chinese writing, which ruler was responsible for completing the Great Wall, and the cultural context in which Confucius became a prominent philosopher.

  • Discovering Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations

    Discovering Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations

    This book introduces young readers to the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica. Among the civilizations examined are the Olmec, Zapotec, Aztec, and Maya. Lands, cultures, religions, and daily life activities are considered, as well as the colossal rock heads of the Olmec that still exist, the maguey plant that the Zapotec grew and used for making houses, and the temple at Chichen Itza, among other remarkable facts and achievements.

  • Discovering Native North American Cultures

    Discovering Native North American Cultures

    This book explores the pre-Columbian native civilizations that thrived in North America, revealing a diverse range of cultures, languages, and customs. The devastating impact of European contact and conquest is described, as is the story of cultural survival in the face of near extinction. The modern life of native North American peoples and the ways in which they are keeping their heritage alive are also celebrated.

  • Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries

    Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries

    Provides basic information about the most common afflictions that young people are likely to encounter.

  • 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.

  • Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4: Health Tips about the Physical and Mental Effects of Substance Abuse

    Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4: Health Tips about the Physical and Mental Effects of Substance Abuse

    Provides facts about drug use, abuse, and addiction. It describes the physical and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, ecstasy, and many other drugs and chemicals that are often abused.

  • Drugs of Abuse

    Drugs of Abuse

    Provides details about the most popular and most dangerous substances, both legal and illegal, affecting students and the general public today.

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Ear, Nose, and Throat

    Examines the interconnectedness of the ear, nose, and throat within the human body and how disorders and diseases cause afflictions to these areas.

  • Earth and Its Moon

    Earth and Its Moon

    Examines the unique properties of the Earth and its Moon, bodies in the solar system often overlooked by those of us so close to them.

  • Earths Changing Climate

    Earths Changing Climate

    Provides comprehensive information on Earth's climate changes. An exploration of case studies, ancient Earth's climate, it's impact on Arctic regions, and recent studies are explored.

  • Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

    Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

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

  • Ecology

    Ecology

    Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.

  • Economics and Economic Systems

    Economics and Economic Systems

    This text provides a detailed explanation of the scope of economics, historical development, and the strengths and weaknesses of various economic systems are provided.

  • Economy

    Economy

    Provides a comprehensive examination of the complex ways in which economies succeed or fail, covering the role and value of currency, the reasons that recessions happen, and why some countries are poor while others are rich.

  • Electricity

    Electricity

    Covers the many aspects that relate to electricity, from circuits, lightning and generators, as well as how we utilize this physical power in our lives.

  • Electronics

    Electronics

    Examines the inner working components of electronic devices many use in everyday life, most without ever knowing exactly how something like a computer or television really works.

  • Employment

    Employment

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

  • Encyclopedia of American Religious History, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of American Religious History, ed. 3

    Reflects the significant issues and the current state of American religious history. It outlines the numerous philosophers, personalities, social issues, and cultural histories of religious practices throughout American history. Special emphasis is placed on recent developments in religious life in this country and the historical contributions of people neglected by mainstream religious historians, including African Americans, Native Americans, and women.

  • Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Rev. ed.

    Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Rev. ed.

    Provides a detailed examination of computer science and technology, including a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are covered, as well as many new biographies.

  • Encyclopedia of Diet Fads, ed. 2: Understanding Science and Society

    Encyclopedia of Diet Fads, ed. 2: Understanding Science and Society

    This reference describes many of the health fads and fashions of the past as well as current trends in weight loss to help people understand the principles of weight loss and the benefits of healthy choices. The authors help to identity effective means of losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, placing particular emphasis on weight-loss programs aimed at young people who struggle most with obesity, eating disorders, and body image.

  • 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 Food and Culture

    Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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

  • Encyclopedia of 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 Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History

    Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History

    Covers American right-wing extremist groups and extremism from the 1930s to the present day, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and various anti-government organizations.

  • 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 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 down by the Supreme Court.

  • Energy: In Context

    Energy: In Context

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

  • Energy

    Energy

    Examines the unseen force of energy, both potential and kinetic, and how this force is a vital part in the area of physics.

  • Energy Production and Alternative Energy

    Energy Production and Alternative Energy

    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 energy production and alternative energy.

  • Energy and Movement

    Energy and Movement

    Discusses energy and its sources, manifestations, and uses.

  • Engineering

    Engineering

    This book introduces readers to the engineering field, chronicling the development of its various subfields and their growing importance in a world driven by innovation. Readers will learn about seminal moments in engineering history, the typical trajectory of engineering education, and the individuals who advanced this exciting field, all while acquiring a grasp of basic engineering concepts.

  • Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

    Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

  • Epics for Students, ed. 2

    Epics for Students, ed. 2

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

  • Epidemiology: The Fight Against Ebola & Other Diseases

    Epidemiology: The Fight Against Ebola & Other Diseases

    This title presents the history of epidemiology. Text details how early studies of the spread of disease led to vaccines and medications that can halt pandemics. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible. A case study on the current Ebola outbreak is also included.

  • Evolution and Genetics

    Evolution and Genetics

    Illustrations and photos assist in detailed exploration of genetics and evolution including findings in fossils and on the microscopic level, from plants and animals to humans.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Famous Texans

    Famous Texans

    This text teaches readers about some of Texas's most important and famous people, such as Stephen Austin, Barbara Jordan, and George W. Bush.

  • Farming and the Food Supply

    Farming and the Food Supply

    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 farming and the food supply.

  • Feudalism, Monarchies, and Nobility

    Feudalism, Monarchies, and Nobility

    This book provides a firm grounding in the historic political, social, and economic implications of rule by monarchy, including the prevalence of the feudal system in medieval Europe. Modern monarchies and the role of the aristocracy in every age are also detailed.

  • Fish and Amphibians

    Fish and Amphibians

    Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

  • 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 Science: You Are What You Eat

    Food Science: You Are What You Eat

    This title presents the history of food science. Text details how early studies of nutrition and food chemistry led to today's food safety standards and genetically modified crops. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

  • Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice

    Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice

    This title presents the history of forensics. Text details how early studies of toxic chemicals and firearm analysis led to modern scientific crime solving techniques. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

  • Fracking: A Reference Handbook

    Fracking: A Reference Handbook

    This book provides a background of the history and development of the oil and gas industry from the earliest days of human civilization to the present moment, with special attention on the history and development of hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling.

  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War

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

  • GMO Food: A Reference Handbook

    GMO Food: A Reference Handbook

    The book provides clear, factual information and background on the history of genetically modified crops and foods, covering topics such as the historic methods of plant and animal modification (such as cross-breeding). It assesses the long-existing differences in attitudes toward the development and commercialization of GMO foods and crops in the United States versus in the European Union.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

    Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

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

  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War

    Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War

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

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

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

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

  • Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War

    Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War

    Provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments

    Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments

    Provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect, and are affected by, social change.

  • Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

    Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

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

  • Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America

    Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America

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

  • Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

    Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

    This book covers the foundations of genes and heredity to give readers a solid understanding of what modern genetics has been built on, before examining the ways in which genetic testing is used to assess genetic risk.

  • Genetically Modified Crops and Food

    Genetically Modified Crops and Food

    This book explains the reactions of scientists, farmers, chefs, and medical doctors to the scientific changes in agriculture, which have ranged from support to skepticism, and shows how different governments around the world view the inclusion of GMOs in food.

  • Genetics: Unlocking the Secrets of Life

    Genetics: Unlocking the Secrets of Life

    This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

  • Genocide in Anne Franks The Diary of a Young Girl

    Genocide in Anne Franks The Diary of a Young Girl

    Examines the important literary work of writer, Anne Frank, and the significance of this essay as a Holocaust document, offering viewpoints on genocide in the twenty-first century.

  • Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia

    Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia

    Presents an illustrated look at geography, including Earth's place in the solar system, rocks and minerals, climates and weather, varied ecosystems, and the human world.

  • Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots

    Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots

    This book introduces readers to the nascent world of makerspaces and its potential. They learn how to use makerspaces tools such as Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms to build full-functioning programmable robots, all to their specifications.

  • Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    This volume teaches young people how members of the maker movement are producing their own unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for productive purposes.

  • Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Create with 3-D Printers

    Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Create with 3-D Printers

    This book introduces readers to the latest types of 3-D printers, allowing for the creation of nearly any type of object, from an entire house to a human organ. Now with makerspaces, collaborative engineering workspaces, virtually anyone can utilize these printers to make anything they can dream up.

  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

    Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

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

  • Global History: Cultural Encounters from Antiquity to the Present

    Global History: Cultural Encounters from Antiquity to the Present

    This work recreates and analyzes pivotal encounters, exchanges, and conflicts between cultures and civilizations that profoundly influenced the course of human history. It covers all regions of the globe -- Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and the Pacific -- and all time periods -- from the early trade networks of the Fertile Crescent in 10,000 B.C.E., through Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492, and up to the expansion of the World Wide Web.

  • Government and the Economy: An Encyclopedia

    Government and the Economy: An Encyclopedia

    This work includes summaries of important Supreme Court cases that have impacted America's economic infrastructure, biographies of famous economists, and descriptions of the seven key economic systems--command (socialism), democratic socialism, fascism, market (capitalism), state capitalism, transitional, and welfare state.

  • 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.

  • Grassland Ecosystems

    Grassland Ecosystems

    This title will introduce readers to grassland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known grasslands and their characteristics.

  • Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

    Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

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

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

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

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction

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

  • Guide to The Presidency and The Executive Branch, ed. 5

    Guide to The Presidency and The Executive Branch, ed. 5

    Provides a definitive resource for researchers seeking an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency. This reference completes coverage of the George W. Bush presidency, the 2008 election, and the first 3 years of the presidency of Barack Obama.

  • Handbook of Physics

    Handbook of Physics

    Provides access to information including not only the fundamental formulas of physics but also a wide variety of experimental methods used in practice. Provides information for everyday use in problem solving, homework, examinations, and practical applications of physics.

  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance

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

  • 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.

  • Healthy Living, ed. 2

    Healthy Living, ed. 2

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

  • Heat

    Heat

    This volume examines heat and the related concepts of temperature, thermal energy, and thermodynamics and introduces readers to some of the great minds that furthered our understanding of this fundamental area of physics.

  • 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.

  • Hitlers Final Solution

    Hitlers Final Solution

    This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on Hitler's so-called Final Solution, the genocidal campaign that began with hatred and exclusion but steadily escalated to encompass persecution, expulsion, and, finally, the annihilation of more than 6 million Jews.

  • Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers

    Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers

    This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the concentration camps that removed Jews from society, the labor camps that worked them to death, and the killing centers that murdered them in gas chambers, resulting in the annihilation of six million Jews.

  • Holocaust Rescue and Liberation

    Holocaust Rescue and Liberation

    This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the many individuals and groups that risked their lives to rescue Jews who had fled from the dangers of Nazi-occupied territory, providing the refugees with hiding places, food and clothing, and forged documents. When the Allies liberated the Holocaust camps at the end of the war, the world finally learned the truth about the atrocities committed by the Third Reich.

  • Holocaust Resistance

    Holocaust Resistance

    This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on Jewish resistance that took many forms, including armed uprisings in the camps, partisan raids from forest enclaves on Nazi military assets, and non-violent activities in art, literature, and Jewish culture.

  • Holocaust Survivors

    Holocaust Survivors

    This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the experiences of Holocaust survivors.

  • How Business Works: A Graphic Guide to Business Success

    How Business Works: A Graphic Guide to Business Success

    This book is a guide to understanding business jargon and corporate structure, making difficult business concepts easy to understand. It includes diagrams, infographics, and step-by-step information in jargon-free text.

  • How They Lived: An Annotated Tour of Daily Life through History in Primary Sources

    How They Lived: An Annotated Tour of Daily Life through History in Primary Sources

    This book features primary documents and artifacts of ordinary people in history, as well as annotations that help the reader put them into context and grasp their deeper meaning.

  • Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide

    Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide

    This book is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Digital images show the body in incredible, true-to-life detail. Exhaustive annotations provide the names of organs and structures throughout the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems, while describing their characteristics and functions. Content previously published as part of Complete Human Body.

  • Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia

    Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia

    Presents comprehensive information on the human body, covering such topics as the musculoskeletal system, immunology, digestion and nutrition, the human life cycle, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.

  • Human Body I

    Human Body I

    Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.

  • Human Body II

    Human Body II

    Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.

  • 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.

  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina

    Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview on Hurricane Katrina. It summarizes the events that occurred before, during, and after the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast region of the United States in August 2005.

  • Illegal Immigration, ed. 2: A Reference Handbook

    Illegal Immigration, ed. 2: A Reference Handbook

    This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive examination of illegal immigration in America, addressing its complex history, comparing its occurrence today with the past, and explaining why a solution is so difficult to enact.

  • Immigration and Migration in Texas

    Immigration and Migration in Texas

    In this book, readers will learn how the blending-together of cultural traditions has created a unique demographic identity in Texas.

  • Infectious Diseases: In Context

    Infectious Diseases: In Context

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

  • Invertebrates

    Invertebrates

    Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

  • Investigating Earths Desert, Grassland, and Rainforest Biomes

    Investigating Earths Desert, Grassland, and Rainforest Biomes

    Covers the various biomes found spread across the globe, from rainforests to desserts, along with the animals and vegetation that live within them.

  • Investigating Earths Oceans

    Investigating Earths Oceans

    Describes the features and properties of the bodies of water that make up 70 percent of the world's surface. Examines the various branches of oceanography dedicated to studying all aspects of the ocean and its life forms.

  • Investigating Earths Polar Biomes

    Investigating Earths Polar Biomes

    Covers the life forms and environmental conditions found in the Antarctic and Arctic territories, where extreme cold temperatures make it difficult, but not impossible to survive.

  • Investigating Earths Weather

    Investigating Earths Weather

    Examines how weather affects how we interact with out surroundings as well as provides an informative exploration into different weather conditions and forecasting.

  • Investigating Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils

    Investigating Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils

    Examines how fossils, minerals and rocks are an integral part of Earth's history and how they continue to be of importance to our world today

  • Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

    Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

    Details the motion of the planet and the nature and study of both earthquakes and volcanoes.

  • Investigating the Global Climate

    Investigating the Global Climate

    Examines the classification systems that have been developed to comprehend the different types of climatic activity and the incredible range of effects it can have on the planet.

  • Investigating the History of Earth

    Investigating the History of Earth

    Examines the prehistoric organisms, from bacteria to dinosaurs, that populated the planet long before humans arrived.

  • Japanese-American Internment during World War II

    Japanese-American Internment during World War II

    An authoritative overview that explains how the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the evacuation and internment of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans, details living conditions in the camps, and discusses the economic, emotional and physical toll on interned Japanese-Americans.

  • Japan?s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown

    Japan?s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown

    Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the massive earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 followed minutes later by a powerful tsunami, and the next day by an explosion that rocked a nuclear power plant and caused a leak in a reactor.

  • Journalism

    Journalism

    Explores the craft of journalistic writing in the formats of newspaper, magazine, and online.

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

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

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

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

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

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

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

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

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

  • Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

    Kill or Cure: An Illustrated History of Medicine

    Accompanied by panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, this highly visual book traces the history of medicine. Diaries, notebooks, and other first-person accounts tell these stories from the perspective of people who witnessed medical history firsthand.

  • Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

    Latinos and Latinas at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice

    This collection of essays addresses the Latino/a experience in present-day America, covering six major areas of importance: education, health, family, children, teens, and violence.

  • Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide

    Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide

    Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

  • Lego Mindstorms? NXT 2.0 for Teens

    Lego Mindstorms? NXT 2.0 for Teens

    This step-by-step guide shows beginners how to use the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kit and their computer to build fantastic robots, animals, vehicles, and so much more. Everything you need is included in the Lego Mindstorms kit, including a microcomputer, electronic motors and sensors, as well as various Lego Bricks and Lego Technic pieces like beams, axles, and gears.

  • Life Along the Ancient Nile

    Life Along the Ancient Nile

    The bounty of the Nile River gave the ancient Egyptians one of highest standards of living in the ancient world. Step back in time with this book and see how they lived thousands of years ago.

  • Life During Medieval Times

    Life During Medieval Times

    Concentrating on the high Middle Ages, the lives of the nobility, peasants, bourgeoisie, and academics are among the topics discussed in this social history.

  • Life During the California Gold Rush

    Life During the California Gold Rush

    Readers learn what life was like for miners and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, during the California Gold Rush.

  • Life During the Civil War

    Life During the Civil War

    Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Civil War.

  • Life During the Industrial Revolution

    Life During the Industrial Revolution

    Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Industrial Revolution.

  • Life During the Revolutionary War

    Life During the Revolutionary War

    Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Revolutionary War.

  • Life During the Roman Empire

    Life During the Roman Empire

    This book provides the peoples' perspective of life in ancient Rome. It features first-hand accounts of home and family, entertainments, religious practices, the work lives of citizens and slaves, and life in the Roman legion.

  • Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

    Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

    Living in ancient Mesopotamia could sometimes be harsh and dangerous, yet it could also be comfortable and fulfilling because the early inhabitants invented cities, writing, and other key elements of civilized life. Farming, trade, the home, education, women's roles, religious beliefs, technology and transportation are some of the topics discussed in this social history.

  • Life in Colonial America

    Life in Colonial America

    Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living in Colonial America.

  • Life in Contemporary Texas

    Life in Contemporary Texas

    This book introduces readers to the diverse influences that helped shape Texas' cultural identity. Readers explore the ways architecture, food, and language in Texas are influenced by its close cultural and historical ties to Spain, Mexico, and Native American tribes.

  • Life on the Frontier

    Life on the Frontier

    Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living on the frontier.

  • Light

    Light

    This volume examines the fundamentals of light--including how it is measured, its interaction with matter, and the particle and wave theories of light.

  • 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 Newsmakers for Students, Vol. 1

    Literary Newsmakers for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

  • Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

    Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

    Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

  • 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.

  • Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

    Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

    Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

  • 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.

  • Lowriders in Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Show

    Lowriders in Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Show

    Examines the art, energy, passion, and pageantry of over 60 years of lowrider culture, an iconic Chicano and American phenomenon.

  • Mammals

    Mammals

    Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of mammals, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

  • Mark Twain

    Mark Twain

    A biography of Samuel Clemens, who became famous as the author Mark Twain.

  • Master Math: Business and Personal Finance Math

    Master Math: Business and Personal Finance Math

    This guide explains and clarifies the principles of business and personal finance math in a simple, easy-to-follow style and format. Beginning with the most fundamental topics and progressing through to the more advanced, this book helps clarify the mathematics of personal finance and business using step-by step procedures and solutions, along with practice problems.

  • Master Math: Essential Physics

    Master Math: Essential Physics

    This book presents, teaches, and explains the fundamental topics of algebra-based physics. It includes engaging, fun examples and applications, as well as challenging practice problems with explanatory answers.

  • Masterpieces of French Literature

    Masterpieces of French Literature

    Provides a critical introduction to landmark novels in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature. Includes works that cover a time period of over 100 years and reflect both the development of the French novel during the era as well as themes, characters, and plots that appeal to readers in the twenty-first century.

  • Mathematics, ed. 2

    Mathematics, ed. 2

    Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics

    Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field. For academic readers.

  • Matter

    Matter

    This volume examines the different states and properties of matter (solids, liquids, and gases), as well as the laws and forces to which matter is subject.

  • Medicine: A Matter of Life and Death

    Medicine: A Matter of Life and Death

    This title presents the history of medicine. Text details how early studies of anatomy and circulation led to robotic surgery and heart transplants. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

  • 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.

  • Mexican-American Cuisine

    Mexican-American Cuisine

    Explores the boundaries between Mexican and Mexican-American foods, promotes philosophical understandings of Mexican-American cuisine, and shares recipes from both past and present.

  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War

    Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.

  • Mexico at War: From the Struggle for Independence to the 21st-Century Drug Wars

    Mexico at War: From the Struggle for Independence to the 21st-Century Drug Wars

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of Mexico's military history from 1810 to the present day covering military battles, internal rebellions, revolutions, and drug wars. It provides a complete military history of the country since its War of Independence in 1810 through the present day, including the evolution of combat in the region, the motivations and tensions behind recurrent conflicts, and the dubious beginnings of drug gangs and warlords.

  • Middle Ages Reference Library

    Middle Ages Reference Library

    Covers the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times; includes biographical essays on significant individuals of the era; and presents a collection of excerpts from relevant letters, journal entries, poems and more from the era.

  • Money and Capital

    Money and Capital

    This text provides explanations of topics such as how we determine value, what exactly capital is and how it relates to money. The gold standard, various currencies from around the world, and interest theory are also covered.

  • Native American Novelists

    Native American Novelists

    Provides essays of influential Native American writers such as Sherman Alexie, James Fenimore Cooper, Louise Erdrich, and Barbara Kingsolver.

  • Native American Spirit Beings

    Native American Spirit Beings

    This book discusses Native American spirituality and provides readers with in-depth information about numerous Native American spirit beings. Detailed material on Native American religious traditions, beliefs by culture area, and a complete chapter on nature worship are also included.

  • Nature and Wildlife

    Nature and Wildlife

    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 nature and wildlife.

  • Nazi War Criminals

    Nazi War Criminals

    This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the global effort to bring Nazi war criminals to justice.

  • 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.

  • North American Indian, Rev. ed.

    North American Indian, Rev. ed.

    Covers the customs and traditions of many North American Indians including those of the Great Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes region, and the far North.

  • North from Mexico, ed. 3: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States

    North from Mexico, ed. 3: The Spanish-Speaking People of the United States

    This classic survey of Chicano history provides up-to-date information on the Chicano experience and the emergent social dynamics in the United States as a result of Mexican immigration. Now fully updated to cover the period from 1990 to the present, it explores all aspects of Chicano/a experiences in the United States, including employment, family, immigration policy, language issues, and other cultural, political, and social issues.

  • Notable Economists

    Notable Economists

    This text provides profiles of the most notable contributors to economic thought and the impact they continue to have throughout the world today.

  • Notable Latino Writers

    Notable Latino Writers

    Compiles essays on great novelists, poets, playwrights, and short-story writers of the Western Hemisphere who are considered 'Latino' in the broad sense of the term. Includes works originally written in English and those Spanish and Portuguese works that have been translated into English. Includes overviews of the author's biography and literary career as well as ready-reference listings of their major works in all genres.

  • 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.

  • Ocean Ecosystems

    Ocean Ecosystems

    This title will introduce readers to ocean ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known oceans and their characteristics. .

  • Ocean, Rev. ed.

    Ocean, Rev. ed.

    This book provides information about the diverse life that exists in the oceans, ocean explorers, products of the oceans, and suggestions for how the human race can help to preserve the health and welfare of the world's oceans.

  • Oil: A Cultural and Geographic Encyclopedia of Black Gold

    Oil: A Cultural and Geographic Encyclopedia of Black Gold

    This set provides extensive background information on key topics relating to oil, profiles countries that are major producers and consumers of oil, and examines relevant political issues.

  • Oil, Rev. ed.

    Oil, Rev. ed.

    Describes the history of the oil industry, the ways in which oil is refined and processed, the uses of oil and oil products, the influence that the need for oil has on the world's current political situation, and the impact of oil byproducts on the environment.

  • Packaging Yourself, ed. 5: The Targeted R   sum

    Packaging Yourself, ed. 5: The Targeted R sum

    This guide uses case studies to teach the nuances of resume preparation, as well as how to combine it with a LinkedIn profile. It provides guidance in making a resume stand out, highlighting strengths and hiding weaknesses, creating a marketing piece that dynamically presents you just the way you want prospective employers to see you.

  • Personal Finance

    Personal Finance

    This book guides readers in making prudent decisions about spending, saving, and borrowing, walking them through major life events, such as buying or renting a home, purchasing or leasing a car, and saving for college and retirement. It also offers practical guidance about purchasing insurance, applying for government benefits, and being an informed consumer.

  • Pilates

    Pilates

    This guide will help the reader improve flexibility, posture, and strength through Pilates exercises.

  • Plant, Rev. ed.

    Plant, Rev. ed.

    Provides information about the complexities of the plant kingdom, covering non-flowering as well as flowering plants and revealing their structures, natural history, and importance in human life.

  • Plants, Algae, and Fungi

    Plants, Algae, and Fungi

    Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs.

  • 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.

  • Population, Resources, and Conflict

    Population, Resources, and Conflict

    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 population, resources, and conflict.

  • Pregnancy Information For Teens, ed. 2: Health Tips About Teen Pregnancy And Teen Parenting

    Pregnancy Information For Teens, ed. 2: Health Tips About Teen Pregnancy And Teen Parenting

    Discusses the array of choices to be made and the obstacles to overcome when a young woman faces an unplanned pregnancy. It includes facts about abortion, adoption, prenatal care, nutrition, fetal development, and preparing for labor and delivery.

  • Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

    Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

    Explores the many different types of prejudice, their history, what causes these prejudices in people and societies, and their consequences. Presents profiles of diverse and unique men and women who played key roles in the history of prejudice. Excerpted documents tell various stories in the words of the people who fought prejudice, acted out prejudices, and those who were the victims of prejudice.

  • Preserving the Living Earth

    Preserving the Living Earth

    Provides comprehensive information on Earth's various ecosystems, their importance, and the environmental threats placed upon them.

  • Presidential Campaigns: Documents Decoded

    Presidential Campaigns: Documents Decoded

    This book examines crisis points in modern presidential elections from the early 1950s through the late 2000s. Focusing on key events pertinent to each election, it provides an original account of the event, such as a debate transcript or news report, as well as a discussion detailing how the issue emerged and why it was important.

  • Programming Like a Pro for Teens

    Programming Like a Pro for Teens

    This book is written in a friendly, unassuming voice that makes it possible for you to master the ideas and concepts that professionals use for programming every day. You learn algorithmic thinking and problem-solving in addition to the C++ language. This book takes a different approach than others that teach programming. It focuses on problem-solving techniques and thought processes and introduces features at your level of complexity.

  • Prohibition

    Prohibition

    This book describes the rise and fall of Prohibition in the United States, including a history of alcohol use in the U.S. before the nineteenth century movement. It provides detail on the many social, economic, and political factors leading to its gain in popularity, leading to passage of the 18th Amendment and the changes that lead to its repeal in 1933.

  • Psychology & Behavioral Health, ed. 4

    Psychology & Behavioral Health, ed. 4

    Covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions.

  • Pyramid, Rev. ed.

    Pyramid, Rev. ed.

    Looks at the secrets of the monumental structures of the ancient world, from the tombs of Egypt to the pyramids of Central America.

  • Rainforest Ecosystems

    Rainforest Ecosystems

    This title will introduce readers to rain forest ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known rain forests and their characteristics.

  • Reconstruction Era Reference Library

    Reconstruction Era Reference Library

    The three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.

  • Religions of the World, ed. 2: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices

    Religions of the World, ed. 2: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices

    Provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts.

  • Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

    Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

    This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.

  • Renewing Earths Waters

    Renewing Earths Waters

    Provides comprehensive information on the interrelationship of the natural world, environmental problems both natural and man-made, the relative risks associated with these problems, and solutions of resolving and/or preventing them.

  • Reptiles and Dinosaurs

    Reptiles and Dinosaurs

    Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of reptiles and dinosaurs, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

  • Revolution and Independence in Latin America:: The Liberators

    Revolution and Independence in Latin America:: The Liberators

    This book explores the revolutions in Latin America, their historical causes, and the new nations' ensuing struggles, providing invaluable context for understanding the culture, politics, and social identity of the region today.

  • Roaring Twenties Reference Library

    Roaring Twenties Reference Library

    The Roaring Twenties Reference Library chronicles and illustrates a time of great social change in everything from fashion to music to politics.

  • Robotics: From Automatons to the Roomba

    Robotics: From Automatons to the Roomba

    This title presents the history of robotics. Text details how early mechanical automatons led to the advanced, intelligent robots of today. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

  • Rocks and Minerals

    Rocks and Minerals

    Examines various aspects of rocks and minerals - including formation, classes, uses, and the earth's crust - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

  • Saving

    Saving

    Answers basic questions students ask about saving money and other financial skills needed for adulthood, including strategies for saving money for college, a car, a house, and retirement.

  • 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 and Its Times

    Science and Its Times

    The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Essays on people, theories, discoveries, and concepts are combined with overviews, bibliographies of primary documents, and chronological elements to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life. Approximately 2,000 entries.

  • Science at Work in Auto Racing

    Science at Work in Auto Racing

    Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of auto racing.

  • Science at Work in Baseball

    Science at Work in Baseball

    Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of baseball.

  • Science at Work in Basketball

    Science at Work in Basketball

    Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of basketball.

  • Science at Work in Football

    Science at Work in Football

    Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of football.

  • Science at Work in Snowboarding

    Science at Work in Snowboarding

    Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of snowboarding.

  • Science at Work in Soccer

    Science at Work in Soccer

    Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of soccer.

  • Scratch? 2.0 Programming for Teens, ed. 2

    Scratch? 2.0 Programming for Teens, ed. 2

    This book is focused on the fundamentals and using the free Scratch programming language. Written especially for first-time programmers, this book's hands-on approach emphasizes the design and development of programming logic. You'll learn important programming concepts without getting bogged down in complicated details.

  • Scratch? Programming for Teens

    Scratch? Programming for Teens

    This book focuses on Scratch, a programming language intended to make programming easier to learn for novice programmers. It can be used to create computer games, interactive stories, graphic artwork and computer animation, and all sorts of other multimedia projects. Scratch can also be used to play digital music and sound effects.

  • Seismology: Our Violent Earth

    Seismology: Our Violent Earth

    This title presents the history of seismology. Text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

  • Sexual Health Information for Teens, ed. 4

    Sexual Health Information for Teens, ed. 4

    Addresses the sexual issues that American teens face, including the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty and emerging sexuality; and the risks of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease: An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues

    Sexually Transmitted Disease: An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues

    This encyclopedia investigates the spectrum of sexually transmitted diseases and related topics and issues, describing their microscopic origins, the chronology of research and medical treatment, the body parts affected, and the modern-day methods of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of spread.

  • 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.

  • Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

    Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

    This collection chronicles and illustrates the important period between 1783-1815 when America forged its place at home and on the international stage.

  • 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.

  • Skateboarding

    Skateboarding

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

  • Skin and Connective Tissue

    Skin and Connective Tissue

    Examines the human integumentary system of skin and connective tissue and all the complexities of this part of the body, including disorders and diseases which can cause affiction.

  • Slavery: Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement

    Slavery: Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement

    Covers slavery during the colonization of the Americas where more than 12 million Africans were stolen from their homelands and forced to work in plantation colonies.

  • Slavery Through the Ages

    Slavery Through the Ages

    Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history regarding slavery; human beings held against their will.

  • Social Skills

    Social Skills

    This book helps readers understand and hone the social skills necessary for success. Although the essays offer advice applicable to many aspects of life, the focus is primarily on the workplace. The essays guide readers in effective communication and conduct, emphasizing the characteristics of verbal, nonverbal, and written communication; stress the importance of ethics and etiquette; and provide tips for conflict resolution and teamwork.

  • Socialism and Communism

    Socialism and Communism

    The story of socialism and communism is a saga of idealism and cynicism, revolution and repression, power and powerlessness. The entire political and economic history of the modern era is contained in this account, forming a detailed and lively panorama.

  • Sound

    Sound

    This volume examines the mechanics and properties of sound and provides an overview of the 'interdisciplinary science called acoustics.' Also covered are functions and diseases of the human ear.

  • Space Exploration

    Space Exploration

    Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history of space exploration, providing a sense of time, place, and chronology through the use of maps and timelines as well as text.

  • Space Exploration

    Space Exploration

    Discusses space exploration, including information on NASA, early space pioneers, and rockets and satellites.

  • Space Sciences

    Space Sciences

    From the history of space exploration to the future of 'space business,' this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

  • Space Sciences, ed. 2

    Space Sciences, ed. 2

    From the history of space exploration to the future of 'space business', this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

  • Spanish-American War

    Spanish-American War

    Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

  • Stress Information For Teens, ed. 2: Health Tips About The Mental And Physical Consequences Of Stress

    Stress Information For Teens, ed. 2: Health Tips About The Mental And Physical Consequences Of Stress

    Provides basic consumer health information for teens about common causes of stress, the effects of stress on the body and mind, and coping strategies.

  • Student World Atlas, ed. 7

    Student World Atlas, ed. 7

    Maps, illustrations and text describe various aspects of countries of the world including physical features, population, standards of living, natural resources, industries, environmental issues and climate.

  • Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment

    Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment

    Examines the medical and social issues fundamental to every discussion about the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on modern society.

  • Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2: Cases That Changed America

    Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2: Cases That Changed America

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

  • Sustaining Earths Energy Resources

    Sustaining Earths Energy Resources

    Provides comprehensive information in Earth's sources of renewable and nonrenewable energy, how they are used, their benefits and disadvantages, their interrelationships with the natural world, and the future of Earth's sources of energy.

  • Technology

    Technology

    Uses photographs and illustrations to examine different facets of technology, including everyday application, medical uses, innovations, and technology on the cutting-edge.

  • Teen Legal Rights, ed. 3

    Teen Legal Rights, ed. 3

    This book examines all aspects of a young adult's legal rights at school, at work, and at home, including recent developments in teen-oriented legislation.

  • Terrorism and War of the 2000s

    Terrorism and War of the 2000s

    This book provides an overview of the events and issues associated with terrorism and war during the 2000s, starting with the 9/11 attack on American soil and the War on Terrorism that followed. It also covers the terrorist attacks and wars around the world during the decade, as well as dramatic hostage situations, coups, acts of genocide, and other violent conflicts.

  • 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.

  • Texas: The Lone Star State

    Texas: The Lone Star State

    Examines key places, people, and cultural aspects of the state of Texas, including its former independence and oil resources, with supplemental photographs and illustrations.

  • Texas, ed. 2

    Texas, ed. 2

    Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Texas.

  • Texas Cities: Then and Now

    Texas Cities: Then and Now

    This book features a history of some of Texas's most important cities and how they grew into the major metropolises they are today.

  • Texas During Reconstruction

    Texas During Reconstruction

    This book details the successes and failures of the Reconstruction in Texas. Readers will discover the struggles of former slaves, the animosity between the North and South, and the way both of those factors impacted Texas.

  • Texas During the Great Depression

    Texas During the Great Depression

    This book captures Texas's prosperous years leading up to the 1930s, as well as the major events and issues that caused the Texas economy to spiral into depression. The book offers insight into Great Depression politics, especially how they affected citizens and eventually sparked the recovery of the Texan economy.

  • Texas Geography

    Texas Geography

    This book teaches students how Texas's geography contributed to settling the state. It also discusses its influence on ways of life in both the past and present.

  • The Abolition of Slavery

    The Abolition of Slavery

    This book explores slavery, its abolition, and its legacy--how the battle for black freedom and equality continues to the present day.

  • The Age of Exploration

    The Age of Exploration

    Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history during the age of discoveries in geography.

  • The Age of Exploration

    The Age of Exploration

    This title tells the story of the explorers who became the first Europeans to visit the lands that would later become the United States of America. Readers will discover what the goals and motivations behind each expedition were, which native people the explorers encountered, and what sorts of obstacles had to be overcome for each expedition to succeed.

  • The Alamo

    The Alamo

    Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on an old Spanish Catholic mission called the Alamo and the 187 men who defended it against Mexican troops in 1835.

  • The Amazon

    The Amazon

    This book profiles the Amazon, the largest and most bio-diverse tropical rain forest in the world, covering the rain forest and the river; its flora, fauna, and life cycles; and the people who live there in the nine South American countries it extends across.

  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution

    This book explores the imperial relationship between Great Britain and its American colonies, perhaps the tensest and conflict-ridden in history, which led to the American Revolution beginning in 1775.

  • The American Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

    The American Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

    This book provides an informative overview of the American Revolution, covering pre-Revolution dissatisfaction, wartime struggles, and the aftermath and its special challenges. It will help readers understand the roots, results, and spirit of the American Revolution, but lets them make their own deductions about many lingering issues.

  • The American Revolution

    The American Revolution

    This text highlights important figures of the American Revolution, major battles, war strategies, and other significant events.

  • The Arab Spring Uprisings

    The Arab Spring Uprisings

    This book explores the era in 2010 and 2011 known as the Arab Spring, in which the oppressed peoples of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and other Middle East and North Africa nations rose up against long-entrenched dictatorships and helped bring the promise of democracy to millions of people.

  • The Art of Songwriting

    The Art of Songwriting

    Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the art and culture of writing in song.

  • The Assassination of Osama bin Laden

    The Assassination of Osama bin Laden

    Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the events that led to the assassination of Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.

  • The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  • The Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Focuses on the discoveries and inventions of the ancient Aztec civilization in the areas of transportation, agriculture, architecture, science and technology.

  • The Beginners Photography Guide

    The Beginners Photography Guide

    This book presents step-by-step digital SLR camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques.

  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights

    Provides an analysis of the U.S. Bill of Rights, with information on how it was created and how it has evolved, with examples of major Supreme Court decisions related to it.

  • The Bolshevik Revolution

    The Bolshevik Revolution

    Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume covers the Bolshevik Revolution, one of the most influential political events of the twentieth century. It shaped not only the history of Russia but that of the entire world.

  • The Borderlands: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S.-Mexico Divide

    The Borderlands: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics on the U.S.-Mexico Divide

    Provides numerous essay entries covering U.S.-Mexico border history, culture, and politics.

  • The Brain and the Nervous System

    The Brain and the Nervous System

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

  • The Britannica Guide to Algebra and Trigonometry

    The Britannica Guide to Algebra and Trigonometry

    Essential to further mathematical and scientific study, both algebra and trigonometry provide crucial tools in managing variables and understanding the relationships between them. This volume presents the fundamentals of these fascinating areas of mathematics while chronicling their respective histories.

  • The Britannica Guide to Analysis and Calculus

    The Britannica Guide to Analysis and Calculus

    Examines the key concepts of calculus, providing students with a robust understanding of integration and differentiation.

  • The Britannica Guide to Baseball

    The Britannica Guide to Baseball

    Chronicles the ever-changing game of baseball, a favorite American sport and pastime, and profiles some of the sports' historical players.

  • The Britannica Guide to Geometry

    The Britannica Guide to Geometry

    Provides a comprehensive understanding of geometric shapes, axioms, and formulas, including detailed diagrams to illustrate various concepts and help make geometry accessible to all.

  • The Britannica Guide to Statistics and Probability

    The Britannica Guide to Statistics and Probability

    Introduces the historical and mathematical basis of statistics and probability as well as their application to everyday situations.