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American Decades Primary Sources

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

Anthropology

This guide looks into the world of anthropology and its related sciences, including cultural and social anthropology as well as archaeology. It covers the essential areas of the field: its history, world cultures and the history of different peoples, and the study of the discipline around the world through urban, medical, and applied anthropology.

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.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

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

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.

Barack Obama and the Idea of a Postracial Society

This guide features Barack Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, who became the first African American to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party.

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.

Biopharmaceuticals

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

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

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

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

Chemistry

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

Christianity

Examines one of the most influential religions in the world, Christianity, and its evolution, philosophy, and history throughout the centuries.

Climate Change

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

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.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Cryptography

This work examines the logic and science behind various ciphers, their real world uses, how codes can be broken, and the use of technology in this oft-overlooked field.

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

This single-volume resource provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by drug name, each entry follows a standard format, allowing researchers to easily find the information they need and also to facilitate comparison between drugs.

Economics

This guide introduces the essentials of economics: after providing an overview of basic economic concepts, it chronicles the development of economics as a discipline and then launches into an examination of the various economic systems in existence.

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.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration

Encyclopedia of American Immigration traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

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

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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.

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 Science

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

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

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

Fossil Fuels

Examines the production and distribution of fossil fuels and their viability as a future energy source.

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

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

A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field.

Global Warming

Examines the science behind the greenhouse effect, identifies the human role in and response to climate change, and explores the various effects of this worldwide phenomenon.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

History Behind the Headlines

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.

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, ed. 3

Describes 2,500 holidays, festivals, commemorations, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances from all parts of the world. Entries cover popular, ethnic, religious, and historic events of international, national, regional, and local significance.

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.

Information Science

This book on information management covers storing and transferring information, and how information is organized, accessed, interpreted, distributed, and used. It includes the subjects of computer science, library science, artificial intelligence, engineering, linguistics, psychology, mathematics of programming, and the theory of problem solving.

Judaism

Examines the complex and withstanding Judaic tradition, an ancient religion that has believers spread all over the world and has maintained a strong identity since its beginning.

Medical Science

This book presents the history and practices of medical science, covering developments in the field from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into cutting-edge 21st-century techniques. The major branches of medicine are covered, as are more in-depth looks at clinical practice, disease and epidemiology, surgery, and pharmacology.

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.

Nonfiction Classics for Students

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

Novels for Students, v. 17

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.

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

Oceanography and Hydrology

This book teaches readers about the basic functions of the oceans and seas, the biodiversity in large bodies of water, how rivers, streams, and lakes work, and water management, among other details of the mechanics of water.

Pioneers in the World of Weather and Climatology

This volume introduces readers to individuals who have stood at the forefront of deciphering weather-related phenomena and advanced the science of climatology.

Pioneers of the Green Movement

Readers take a look at the work of those individuals who have helped shape and advance the green movement, which aims to provide a sustainable future on Earth.

Poisoning Planet Earth

Examines the influence industry and the modern world is having on the environment, from toxic chemicals to deforestation, these issues have a major impact on the Earth and its inhabitants.

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections

This volume lets readers discover how the general populace influences the way it is governed via political parties, interest groups, and elections within the framework of various forms of government.

Political Science

This book traces the development of political science from ancient influences such as Plato and Aristotle to modern political shapers such as Robert A. Dahl. It covers changes to the field in both thought and practice due to the rise and fall of political regimes, world wars, colonialism, and social media, and includes thorough examinations of international relations, systems of government, constitutions, domestic policy, public opinion, and administration.

Political Systems, Structures, and Functions

This volume examines the various types, structures, and functions of government around the world, as well as the evolution of political systems and the factors contributing to their rise and fall.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

Psychology

This title provides an overview of the scientific discipline that studies psychological and biological processes and behavior in humans and other animals. It includes coverage of the history of the field, the thought process, memory, theories of personality, and key figures--such as William James, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, B. F. Skinner, and Daniel Kahneman--who helped shape the field.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

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

Renewable and Alternative Energy

Examines the possibility of a cleaner and more energy efficient future by detailing the historic and emerging technologies behind some the most promising alternative resources.

Short Stories for Students, v. 25

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.

Sociology

This book explains the rise of the social sciences, in particular sociology, charting the history of the discipline and its founders. It examines the key principles and fundamental theories, the importance of methodology in sociology and all social sciences, and the contemporary status of sociology and today's major players.

Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them

This work examines the models intelligence agencies around the world have used both in the past and present, notable individuals, and the intelligence priorities of the Middle East and East Asia, two of the most politically volatile regions in recent history.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 2

The encyclopedia identifies 150 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 2

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2

This single-volume, accessible resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information. More than 650 articles -- 65% of those are entirely new or updated since the last edition.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

The History of Science

The journey from early investigation through the scientific revolution to the present day is chronicled in this absorbing volume. Readers will learn how religion helped fuel early studies in astronomy, how Stonehenge is related to the Pythagorean theorem, how the development of the scientific method affected the various branches of science, the implications of the "God particle," and much more.

The People's Chronology, ed. 3

Presents a year-by-year record of human events from prehistory to the present. Each chronological chapter is further organized by era or year, and within each year by 33 standard subject categories that feature not only political events and wars, but also events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, and social trends. Also includes issues of concern such as consumer protection, crime, and nutrition.

The Philosophy of Science

The scientific discoveries of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle were considered to be in the realm of "natural philosophy." Today philosophy and science are considered separate disciplines, yet each illuminates and complements the other. This volume explains how and why philosophical thought is applied to the natural sciences and challenges readers to think in different ways about scientific inquiry.

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project

This resource teaches readers about the fundamental science behind the Human Genome Project, the aim of which was to identify and map all of the genes in the human genome. Readers will learn the basics of DNA, genetics, and the human genome; important areas and the history of genetic research; and how our world has changed since the project.

The Science of Nutrition

This book examines what makes certain foods better nutritionally than others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness.

The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law

This volume breaks down each section of the Constitution and its amendments, also providing a concise overview of the field of constitutional law as it is applied around the world and in various forms of government.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Examines various features of volcanoes and earthquakes - including the study of damage prevention from these natural phenomena - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

History

American Decades Primary Sources

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

Barack Obama and the Idea of a Postracial Society

This guide features Barack Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, who became the first African American to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party.

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

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration

Encyclopedia of American Immigration traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors.

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

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

History Behind the Headlines

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.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

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

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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

The People's Chronology, ed. 3

Presents a year-by-year record of human events from prehistory to the present. Each chronological chapter is further organized by era or year, and within each year by 33 standard subject categories that feature not only political events and wars, but also events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, and social trends. Also includes issues of concern such as consumer protection, crime, and nutrition.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

Social Science

Anthropology

This guide looks into the world of anthropology and its related sciences, including cultural and social anthropology as well as archaeology. It covers the essential areas of the field: its history, world cultures and the history of different peoples, and the study of the discipline around the world through urban, medical, and applied anthropology.

Economics

This guide introduces the essentials of economics: after providing an overview of basic economic concepts, it chronicles the development of economics as a discipline and then launches into an examination of the various economic systems in existence.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.

Political Science

This book traces the development of political science from ancient influences such as Plato and Aristotle to modern political shapers such as Robert A. Dahl. It covers changes to the field in both thought and practice due to the rise and fall of political regimes, world wars, colonialism, and social media, and includes thorough examinations of international relations, systems of government, constitutions, domestic policy, public opinion, and administration.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

Psychology

This title provides an overview of the scientific discipline that studies psychological and biological processes and behavior in humans and other animals. It includes coverage of the history of the field, the thought process, memory, theories of personality, and key figures--such as William James, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, B. F. Skinner, and Daniel Kahneman--who helped shape the field.

Sociology

This book explains the rise of the social sciences, in particular sociology, charting the history of the discipline and its founders. It examines the key principles and fundamental theories, the importance of methodology in sociology and all social sciences, and the contemporary status of sociology and today's major players.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2

This single-volume, accessible resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information. More than 650 articles -- 65% of those are entirely new or updated since the last edition.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

Arts

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.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

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

Biography

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

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

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.

Pioneers in the World of Weather and Climatology

This volume introduces readers to individuals who have stood at the forefront of deciphering weather-related phenomena and advanced the science of climatology.

Pioneers of the Green Movement

Readers take a look at the work of those individuals who have helped shape and advance the green movement, which aims to provide a sustainable future on Earth.

Business

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.

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.

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.

Science

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.

Biopharmaceuticals

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

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

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

Chemistry

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

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.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.

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 Science

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

Fossil Fuels

Examines the production and distribution of fossil fuels and their viability as a future energy source.

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

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

A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

Information Science

This book on information management covers storing and transferring information, and how information is organized, accessed, interpreted, distributed, and used. It includes the subjects of computer science, library science, artificial intelligence, engineering, linguistics, psychology, mathematics of programming, and the theory of problem solving.

Medical Science

This book presents the history and practices of medical science, covering developments in the field from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into cutting-edge 21st-century techniques. The major branches of medicine are covered, as are more in-depth looks at clinical practice, disease and epidemiology, surgery, and pharmacology.

Oceanography and Hydrology

This book teaches readers about the basic functions of the oceans and seas, the biodiversity in large bodies of water, how rivers, streams, and lakes work, and water management, among other details of the mechanics of water.

Renewable and Alternative Energy

Examines the possibility of a cleaner and more energy efficient future by detailing the historic and emerging technologies behind some the most promising alternative resources.

The History of Science

The journey from early investigation through the scientific revolution to the present day is chronicled in this absorbing volume. Readers will learn how religion helped fuel early studies in astronomy, how Stonehenge is related to the Pythagorean theorem, how the development of the scientific method affected the various branches of science, the implications of the "God particle," and much more.

The Philosophy of Science

The scientific discoveries of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle were considered to be in the realm of "natural philosophy." Today philosophy and science are considered separate disciplines, yet each illuminates and complements the other. This volume explains how and why philosophical thought is applied to the natural sciences and challenges readers to think in different ways about scientific inquiry.

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project

This resource teaches readers about the fundamental science behind the Human Genome Project, the aim of which was to identify and map all of the genes in the human genome. Readers will learn the basics of DNA, genetics, and the human genome; important areas and the history of genetic research; and how our world has changed since the project.

The Science of Nutrition

This book examines what makes certain foods better nutritionally than others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Examines various features of volcanoes and earthquakes - including the study of damage prevention from these natural phenomena - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Religion

Christianity

Examines one of the most influential religions in the world, Christianity, and its evolution, philosophy, and history throughout the centuries.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of 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.

Judaism

Examines the complex and withstanding Judaic tradition, an ancient religion that has believers spread all over the world and has maintained a strong identity since its beginning.

Environment

Climate Change

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

Environmental Science

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

Global Warming

Examines the science behind the greenhouse effect, identifies the human role in and response to climate change, and explores the various effects of this worldwide phenomenon.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

Pioneers in the World of Weather and Climatology

This volume introduces readers to individuals who have stood at the forefront of deciphering weather-related phenomena and advanced the science of climatology.

Pioneers of the Green Movement

Readers take a look at the work of those individuals who have helped shape and advance the green movement, which aims to provide a sustainable future on Earth.

Poisoning Planet Earth

Examines the influence industry and the modern world is having on the environment, from toxic chemicals to deforestation, these issues have a major impact on the Earth and its inhabitants.

Law

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Political Science

This book traces the development of political science from ancient influences such as Plato and Aristotle to modern political shapers such as Robert A. Dahl. It covers changes to the field in both thought and practice due to the rise and fall of political regimes, world wars, colonialism, and social media, and includes thorough examinations of international relations, systems of government, constitutions, domestic policy, public opinion, and administration.

General Reference

Cryptography

This work examines the logic and science behind various ciphers, their real world uses, how codes can be broken, and the use of technology in this oft-overlooked field.

Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them

This work examines the models intelligence agencies around the world have used both in the past and present, notable individuals, and the intelligence priorities of the Middle East and East Asia, two of the most politically volatile regions in recent history.

Medicine

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

This single-volume resource provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by drug name, each entry follows a standard format, allowing researchers to easily find the information they need and also to facilitate comparison between drugs.

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.

Medical Science

This book presents the history and practices of medical science, covering developments in the field from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into cutting-edge 21st-century techniques. The major branches of medicine are covered, as are more in-depth looks at clinical practice, disease and epidemiology, surgery, and pharmacology.

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 2

The encyclopedia identifies 150 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 2

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

Technology

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.

Information Science

This book on information management covers storing and transferring information, and how information is organized, accessed, interpreted, distributed, and used. It includes the subjects of computer science, library science, artificial intelligence, engineering, linguistics, psychology, mathematics of programming, and the theory of problem solving.

Nation and World

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, ed. 3

Describes 2,500 holidays, festivals, commemorations, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances from all parts of the world. Entries cover popular, ethnic, religious, and historic events of international, national, regional, and local significance.

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections

This volume lets readers discover how the general populace influences the way it is governed via political parties, interest groups, and elections within the framework of various forms of government.

Political Systems, Structures, and Functions

This volume examines the various types, structures, and functions of government around the world, as well as the evolution of political systems and the factors contributing to their rise and fall.

The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law

This volume breaks down each section of the Constitution and its amendments, also providing a concise overview of the field of constitutional law as it is applied around the world and in various forms of government.

Literature

Nonfiction Classics for Students

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

Novels for Students, v. 17

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.

Short Stories for Students, v. 25

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.