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  • American Decades Primary Sources

    American Decades Primary Sources

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

  • 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.

  • Bakers Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

    Bakers 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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: Foundations and Applications

    Chemistry: Foundations and Applications

    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: History, Belief, and Practice

    Christianity: History, Belief, and Practice

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

  • Climate Change: In Context

    Climate Change: In Context

    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

    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

    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: Cracking Codes

    Cryptography: Cracking Codes

    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

    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 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.

  • Encyclopedia of American Immigration

    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 Clothing and Fashion

    Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

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

  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

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

  • Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

    A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

  • 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 Science: In Context

    Environmental Science: In Context

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

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

    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

    Fossil Fuels

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

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

  • 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.

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

    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

    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

    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: History, Belief, and Practice

    Judaism: History, Belief, and Practice

    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

    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

    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: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works

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

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

  • Novels for Students, Vol. 1

    Novels for Students, Vol. 1

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

  • Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

    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

    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

    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: Environmental Solutions

    Pioneers of the Green Movement: Environmental Solutions

    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.

  • Poetry for Students, Vol. 17

    Poetry for Students, Vol. 17

    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.

  • Poisoning Planet Earth: Pollution and Other Environmental Hazards

    Poisoning Planet Earth: Pollution and Other Environmental Hazards

    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

    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

    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.

  • Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

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

  • Renewable and Alternative Energy

    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, Vol. 25

    Short Stories for Students, Vol. 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.

  • Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them

    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

    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 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

    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 History of Science

    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 Peoples Chronology, ed. 3

    The Peoples 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 Systems, Validity, and Ethics of Scientific Inquiry

    The Philosophy of Science: The Systems, Validity, and Ethics of Scientific Inquiry

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.