All Gale eBooks

100 Americans Making Constitutional History

Profiles the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Explores the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions.

50 Health Scares That Fizzled

Discusses 50 health scares that captured the public's attention before fading away, covering real and perceived health threats from long-ago eras to present times.

A Global Chronology of Conflict

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

AIDS

Explores AIDS and HIV in detail, covering milestones in the history and treatment of AIDS, as well as new drug therapies.

Acne

Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.

Africa and the Americas

Explores the many ways Africa and African peoples have shaped the cultural life of the Americas, and how, in turn, life in the Americas reverberates in Africa.

African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.

Covers the rich tradition of African-American visual artists of the past and the best of today's contemporary artists, providing a brief biographical sketch of the artist with major achievements, events, and contributions of his or her career.

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

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

Alternate Energy

Explores the issues surrounding alternative energy. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

American Decades

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 Indian History

Surveys Native American history from ancient times to the twentieth century. Entries cover specific topics and incidents from a Native American perspective, including categories such as court cases and legal decisions, wars and battles, reservations and relocation, organizations, religion and missionary activities, national government and legislation, native government, treaties, and protest movements.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

Presents the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of Latin America. Provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change.

Ancient Egypt

Covers ancient Egyptian culture and traditions and profiles important sites throughout Egypt, many of which still contain remnants and artifacts that illustrate the importance of this extraordinary civilization.

Anthrax

Explores anthrax in detail, covering cutaneous, inhalational, and intestinal forms of anthrax, as well as methods of prevention and treatment. The use of Bacillus anthracis as a biological weapon is also explored.

Artillery

Covers how historic leaders such as Dionysus of Syracuse, the Ottoman sultan Mohammad II, Oliver Cromwell, and Napoleon Bonaparte were successful in battle because of their innovative use of artillery.

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.

Baseball and Its Greatest Players

Provides an introduction to the history of baseball, its ties to the American ethos, and surveys the lives of some of its key professional players.

Basketball and Its Greatest Players

Examines the history and evolution of basketball and some of its most influential players.

Battles that Changed History

Covers the most decisive and important battles throughout world history, interpreted by a noted military historian.

Belligerents, Brinkmanship, and the Big Stick

Offers authoritative coverage of the concepts, traditions, events, and individuals that shaped United States' foreign relations from the American Revolution to the present.

Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature

Discusses literature as a means of approaching medical and bioethical issues. Examines topics such as technology's creature, illness and culture, and end of life issues.

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts.

Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions

Covers religions of the world and the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. Includes entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies, images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts.

Celebrating Women in American History

Presents a diverse and panoramic view of women and their accomplishments in American history by bringing their achievements to light and helping them gain the recognition they deserve.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2

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

Christianity

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Explores chronic fatigue syndrome in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

Cold War

Offers portrayals of leading individuals, significant battles, economic developments, societal/cultural events, changes in military technology, and major treaties and diplomatic agreements during the Cold War.

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.

Cold War and McCarthy Era

Covers how the Cold War and McCarthy eras affected men, women, and children of varying backgrounds to provide a more personal examination of this important era.

Computers in Science and Mathematics

Examines the contributions that have been made to computer technology as well as the many ways in which scientists and mathematicians use computers in their daily work.

Congress Investigates

Text covers investigations of critical historical importance, including in-depth articles on recent investigations. Each original article, written by distinguished historians, has been updated and includes illustrations, detailed chronologies, and brief overviews of each investigation.

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 3

Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of Latino heritage who form the international Hispanic community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including art, music and literature to science, politics and business.

Contemporary Musicians, v. 73

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.

Dance, Rev. ed.

Explores the world of dance from ballet and modern dance to various styles of dance performed all over the world.

Diosas y mortales

Este libro tiene como proposito acercarnos a la vida cotidiana de las mujeres prehispanicas. Al mismo tiempo, quiere ser un homenaje para aquellas que, en cierta medida y a pesar del tiempo transcurrido, aun son portadoras de diversos valores culturales como el arte del tejido, la preparacion de alimentos y el conocimiento de la herbolaria y la medicina, entre otros aspectos.

Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History

Covers some of the most significant calamities and crises in American history; includes a broad array of events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, floods, epidemics, riots, assassinations, rebellions, shipwrecks, collisions, plagues, depressions, explosions, tornadoes, blizzards, poisonings, scandals, bombings, bridge collapses, dam failures, environmental calamities, and others.

Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries

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

Drama for Students, v. 22

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.

Earth Science and Human History 101

Describes basic principles of geology and shows how the earth affected history and is affecting present events.

Ecology and Ecosystems

Discusses the study of ecology and the world's delicate ecosystems. Articles include overviews on cultural and historical ecology, biodiversity, and environmental education.

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

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.

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas which motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice. Included are short biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.

Encyclopedia of African American Music

Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles.

Encyclopedia of American Disability History

Examines the issues, events, people, activism, laws, personal experiences, and social ramifications of disability throughout American history.

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History

Covers every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.

Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics

Covers basic topics in American government--from the Bill of Rights through voting processes--as well as contemporary issues, such as abortion, capital punishment, and Social Security.

Encyclopedia of American Indian History

Covers the history of Native Americans, ranging from human origins to present-day controversies.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Covers American Indian literature from the earliest recorded works to contemporary writers. Features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date.

Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists

Covers the lives and works of approximately 100 Arab American artists, from painters to calligraphers to those who create on film.

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Offers a unique collaboration of over hundreds of scholars from around the world. Covers all relevant aspects of the study of Arabic and deals with all levels of the language.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States

Covers contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts.

Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

Provides instructive details on more than 200 infectious diseases, mental disorders, and noninfectious diseases and disorders; covers risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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 Hispanic-American Literature

Covers Hispanic-American authors and works that are historically significant or gaining a reputation in today's literary circles. Authors include Isabel Allende, Julia Alvarez, Pat Mora and more.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society

Presents some 490 articles showing the math behind our daily lives. Explains how and why math works, and allows readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day.

Encyclopedia of Native American Artists

Examines the lives and works of numerous Native American artists, demonstrating the range of media, themes, and experiences of Native artists, and their influences on and by western culture.

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America

This encyclopedia provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The intent of the encyclopedia is to provide readers with information about how these three nations have dealt with social welfare issues, some similar across borders, others unique, as well as to describe important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments.

Encyclopedia of Sports in America

Explores the development and influence of sports in American culture, as well as how sports icons, commercial enterprises, organizations, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and from era to era, from the foot races of colonial times to the extreme sports of today.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior

Focuses on American campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior but also provides a culturally and politically diverse perspective of American democratic practices and institutions. Offers a rich campaign history. Provides a description and scholarly analysis for all presidential elections, including state and general elections. Presents and simplifies complicated election laws that govern federal, state, and local elections.

Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide, Rev. ed.

Examines the contemporary history of crimes against humanity, during both wartime and peacetime. Covers a wide range of relevant topics, including human rights, war criminals, war crimes, examples of genocide, international organizations and international law concerning war crimes.

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment

Covers the history of the U.S. government's approach to environmental policy.

Endangered Species

Explores the issues surrounding endangered species. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Energy

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

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.

Environmental Science Experiments

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

Experimenting with Chemistry

Includes easy-to-perform experiments that instruct students on topics such as states of matter, chemical reactions, gravity, energy, electricity, flight, and simple machines.

Experimenting with Physics

Includes more than twenty experiments will challenge students to think more deeply about the scientific principles at work in everyday life.

Feminist Poets

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential poets such as Margaret Atwood, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Alice Fulton, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Gertrude Stein.

Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World

Provides more than 200 sources in the global history of feminism, supplying an insightful record of the resistance to patriarchy throughout human history and around the world.

Filmography of Social Issues

Examines twenty specific social themes and shows how they are examined in a hundred motion pictures. Intended to serve as a guide for individuals interested in motion pictures and how they reflect and comment on the major issues of our time.

Folklore, ed. 2

Provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore to define the identity of every culture in the world.

Foods of the Caribbean

Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of the Caribbean. Topics include favorite dishes, snacks and sweets, traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.

Football and Its Greatest Players

Outlines the history and rules of American football and chronicles the rise of some of its greatest players.

From Suffrage to the Senate, ed. 2

Entries include biographical sketches on women who have worked in various arenas of American politics, including campaigns and the media. Also covers court cases, legislation, organizations, movements and social issues that are relevant to the topic.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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.

Genetic Engineering

Explores the issues surrounding genetic engineering by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Genocide

Presents the background and history of genocide, covering the key issues associated with this worldwide crime, and the problems inherent in preventing its occurrence.

Genocide

Examines the history of genocide, details several specific genocidal attacks in our recent history, and probes the beliefs behind this critical question of whether to intervene or not.

Genocide and International Justice

Discusses the field of comparative genocide studies and outlines the stages of the Holocaust and provides detailed case studies examining ethnocide among Native Americans in the pre-colonial and early colonial period. Covers details about the various acts of genocide by the Mongols in Central Asia and the Armenian genocide, as well as the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur.

Genocide in Anne Frank's 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.

Girls and Sports

Explores the issues surrounding girls and sports. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Going Green

Explores the issues surrounding going green. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

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.

Great Depression

A collection of essays focused on American men, women, and children from a range of economic classes and ethnic backgrounds during the Great Depression.

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.

Green Health

Examines the green movement within the contexts of personal health and the healthcare industry, focusing on consumer lifestyles and how they affect resource conservation, pollution prevention, and environmental management.

Headaches

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

Health Care

Explores the issues surrounding health care. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

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.

Hemophilia

Explores hemophilia in detail, covering the ways advances in the understanding of blood clotting and genetics have helped develop new treatments and a more manageable lifestyle for hemophiliacs.

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by European modernism and as impacted by the popular entertainment of the era. Includes entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, and designers.

Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

Provides a detailed history of the Broadway musical and includes entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors.

Icons of Hip Hop

Provides entries on the most revolutionary hip-hop artists and innovators, past and present, and offers in-depth coverage of each icon's influence in shaping hip-hop music.

Icons of R&B and Soul

Offers an overview of the music's impact in American culture and how it reflected contemporary society's politics, trends, and social issues.

Icons of Rock

Offers an overview of rock's pervasive role in contemporary society by profiling the lives and work of the music's most legendary artists.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. 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. International in scope.

Issues in Green Criminology

Explores the ways in which governments, transnational corporations, military apparatuses and ordinary people routinely harm environments, other animals and humanity.

Latin Dance

Provides an overview of the origins, development, and current status of Latin social dancing in the United States.

Latino Issues

Covers the growing Latina/o population in the United States, highlights the problems that confront this ethnic group, and discusses proposed solutions to these issues.

Literature of the Caribbean

Provides biographies and critical assessments of numerous writers. Includes analysis of one or more of the writer's works. Along with plot summaries, these sections discuss major themes and give close attention to how Caribbean culture figures in the writer's texts.

Lost Illusions

Looks at how the emergence of new technology, such as steadicam and Dolby sound, and a new generation of talent challenged the old ways, with films like "Nashville" and "Five Easy Pieces".

Miles Davis

Examines the life of jazz musician, Miles Davis, and how his immense musical talent along with his ability to create new compositions and arrangements made him a key figure in the growth and evolution of jazz.

Modern Sports Ethics

Covers ethical and unethical behaviors in sports designed to help readers analyze the notion that participating in sports builds character.

Music in the Middle Ages

Covers music influences during the Middle Ages, the previous Dark Ages, the Crusades, and the feudal system which impacted the types and forms of music.

Music of the Postwar Era

Covers music influenced by political events and societal changes during the Postwar Era.

Novelists with Feminist Themes

Provides essays of influential feminist writers such as Margaret Atwood, Anais Nin, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf.

Obesity

Explores the issue of obesity in detail, covering causes, treatments, living with obesity, and research.

Ofrendas ancestrales en el corazón de Mesoamérica

Este libro es una invitacion a conocer la valiosa informacion arqueologica obtenida gracias al estudio de ofrendas prehispanicas mesoamericanas. Muestra un gran numero de cajetes, ollas, cuentas de piedra y otros objetos que las conformaron y que perduran hasta nuestros dias.

Poetry for Students, v. 25

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.

Pollution

Explores the issues surrounding pollution. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Poverty and the Government in America

Covers the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day.

Queer America

Focuses on U. S. history, and the 20th century, of work in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender movements, during this time. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay pride, organizations and alliances, AIDS, and legal battles and court cases are discussed.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity, ed. 6

Provides estimates and projections of the U.S. population by race and Hispanic origin. Profiles the social and economic wellbeing of American Indians, Asians, blacks, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites.

Radical Feminists

Explores the formation of the Radical Feminist Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, its prominent leaders and organizations, and the issues it sought to address.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Religion

Examines religion from a variety of international perspectives.

Religion, Rev. ed.

Explores the histories, beliefs, and practices of religions all over the world.

Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, v. 10

A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers the Cumulative Index & Projects.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 1

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers human life.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 10

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers research projects with a cumulative index and glossary.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 2

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers animal life.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 3

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers plant and fungi life.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 4

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers earth science.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 5

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers chemistry.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 6

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers physics.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 7

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers astronomy and space.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 8

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers mathematics.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 9

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers technology.

SARS

Explores severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in detail, covering the symptoms and rapid infection rate, the initial cover-up by the Chinese government, and the international response by health care workers and researchers.

Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare

Examines the important themes of sexuality, gender, love, and marriage in stage, literary, and film treatments of Shakespeare's plays.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Explores sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail, covering the impact of STDs on individuals and society, the research for new cures and treatments, and methods to prevent the spread of STDs.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2

A comprehensive guide to the ornate and sometimes bewildering language that may be unfamiliar to today's readers of Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

Shakespeare, Rev. ed.

Presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.

Soccer and Its Greatest Players

Examines the history, rules, and prominent players of the sport of soccer.

Social Change in America: The Historical Handbook, ed. 2006

An insightful commentary about U.S. society and how it has changed--not just in comparison to the past, but also within a global context. Topics include family life, work and employment, housing, wealth and poverty, education, and much more.

Social Networking

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on social networking.

Spanish Expeditions Into Texas, 1689-1768

Produces the first highly accurate maps of the eleven Spanish expeditions from northeastern Mexico into what is now East Texas during the years 1689 to 1768.

Spanish Novelists

Provides an overview of Spanish novelists and includes in-depth profiles of writers as Juan Benet, Jose Camilo Cela, Miguel Delibes, and Miguel de Cervantes.

Spanish Poets

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential Spanish poets such as Rafael Alberti, Jorge Manrique, Pedro Salinas, and Cesar Vallejo.

Spanish Texas, 1519-1821, Rev. ed.

Emphasizes the significance of the Spanish period in Texas history. Provides information on the land and its inhabitants before the arrival of Europeans. Covers major people and events from early exploration to the end of the colonial era.

Sports Injuries

Explores sports injuries in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

Sports and Athletes

Explores the issues surrounding sports and athletes by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development

Addresses the overall problems present in society's major infrastructures, and the technologies that may be applied to overcome these problems. Focuses on ways in which energy intensive but 'invisible' (to the general public) facilities can become green or greener.

The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds

Examines the history, use, and science of the 100 most important chemical compounds found in the world today.

The Basics of Biology

Introduction to the science of biology. Details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. Demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. Presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology. Provides easy experiments for students to replicate.

The Basics of Chemistry

Encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Discusses broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Historical developments of chemical concepts are covered, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development

Covers everything from prenatal development to education, pediatrics, neuroscience, theories, and research methods to physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology, and parenting. Also explores cultural issues, sex differences, and the history of child development.

The Central Intelligence Agency

Includes documentary selections that guide readers through the CIA's shrouded history and allow readers to sift through the evidence for themselves.

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

The starting place for all research on the Latinization of the United States over the past few decades.

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars

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

The Encyclopedia of the Cold War

A comprehensive reference on the defining conflict of the second half of the 20th century, covering all aspects of the Cold War as it influenced events around the world.

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive study of the Vietnam War and sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history.

The Executive Branch of Federal Government

Provides a single, comprehensive source on the key themes in the historical development of the presidency from America's founding era through the presidency of George W. Bush.

The Hispanic Americans, v. 1

This volume focuses on the social history, customs, and traditions of Hispanic Americans in this country.

The History of Alternative Rock

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 music style of Alternative Rock.

The History of Vietnam

Examines Vietnam's history, from the 2nd century BCE to the present and includes how it fell under conflicting commands of France and Japan during the 19th and 20th centuries, finally leading to the split of North and South Vietnam, and ultimately, the Vietnam War.

The History of Western Africa

Surveys the history of the many nations of western Africa where its diverse peoples continue to navigate a path towards a more stable future.

The Holocaust

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Holocaust, the mass genocide to exterminate Jews and other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis in Germany.

The Judicial Branch of Federal Government

Covers the history and daily operations of the federal judiciary, from district courts, to courts of appeal, to the Supreme Court. It looks at the men and women who serve on the federal bench, who they are and how they are appointed.

The Legislative Branch of Federal Government

Focuses on the U.S. Congress, its history, constitutional powers, daily workings, and the politics that affect its operation.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Offers information and commentary on the most important aspects of contemporary theatre and performance over time and on a worldwide scale. Includes biographies of notable persons involved in theatre around the world.

The Science of Physics

This volume examines historical developments in the field of physics as well as surveys the various topics integrated with the subject such as thermodynamics and mechanics.

The Supreme Court and Elections

Provides in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court in the multifaceted nature of voting and election laws. Topics include voting rights, campaign finance reform, and the impact of civil rights amendments.

Twenty-First Century Drama

Provides first or unique coverage of both domestic and international works of drama from the first decade of the 21st century, featuring in-depth information on around 175 plays and musicals first produced between the years 2000 and 2009.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Visual Arts

Learn how to use the internet to teach visual arts and refine students' critical thinking skills. A proven art instruction program that teaches everything from the creative process and art history to criticism and aesthetics.

Vampires in Literature

Examines a staple of fiction that has haunted humankind's nightmares for thousands of years. It was only about 200 years ago that vampires first appeared in works of literature and they are likely to continue their hold on the reading public's imagination for years to come.

Vietnam War

Traces the history of the unpopular war that killed over 58,000 Americans, discussing the causes and effects, leaders, major battles, guerrilla warfare, aerial bombing, weaponry, peace negotiations, and lessons learned.

Water

Explores the issues surrounding water resources. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Water and Water Pollution

Discusses the types and causes of water pollution, the negative health impacts on plant and animal life, and the policies designed to help protect the world's water supplies.

West Nile Virus

Explores the West Nile virus in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Women Icons of Popular Music

Covers legendary artists who challenged the status quo and dramatically expanded the possibilities of women in the highly competitive music world. Using critical acclaim and artistic integrity as benchmarks of success, this resource features biographical and musical analyses of a diverse array of musicians from country, pop, rock, R&B, soul, indie, and hip-hop.

Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

Surveys Latin American and Caribbean women's contributions throughout history from conquest through the 20th century.

Working Americans, 1770-1869, v. 9

Explores what life was like for early Americans. Profiles examine life at home, at work and in the community. Profiles extend through all walks of life, from farmers to merchants, the rich and poor, men, women and children.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 1

This volume focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families. It looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 1999.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 2

This volume captures the struggles of the middle class from the last twelve decades. Covering jobs in several different types of occupational groups, from an architect to a tug boat captain, a newspaper editor to a minister, this volume provides a unique portrait of the lifestyles of middle class families that is not available in any other resource.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 3

This volume explores the lives of the very rich, focusing on those in the top 5 percent of America's income level, including what they spent their money on, their ability to influence their communities, build companies through the timely infusion of capital, as well as their desire to party in Palm Beach or associate with the Dukes, Astors and Vanderbilts.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 4

This fourth volume focuses on American children, decade by decade from 1880 to 1999. This interesting and useful volume introduces the reader to three children in each decade, one from each of the working, middle and upper classes.

Working Americans, 1880-2003, v. 5

This volume, divided into 11 chapters, covers a decade from 1880-2003, It examines the lives of Americans during the time of war, including declared conflicts, one-time military actions, protests, and preparations for war. Each decade includes several personal profiles, whether on the battlefield or on the homefront, that tell the stories of civilians, soldiers, and officers during the decade.

Working Americans, 1880-2005, v. 6

This volume, divided into 13 chapters, covers a decade from 1880-2005. The life of three to five working women is profiled in each chapter. The reader will learn about their annual income and household budgets, life at home and work, community involvement, prices of the time and cost of living, working conditions, social activities, and much more.

Working Americans, 1880-2006, v. 7

This volume explores how Americans sought and fought for change from the 1880's to the present time. Issues include topics as diverse as the Anti-smoking movement of 1901 to efforts by Native Americans to reassert their long lost rights. Along the way, the book will profile individuals brave enough to demand suffrage for Kansas women in 1912 or demand an end to lynching during a march on Washington in 1923.

Working Americans, 1880-2007, v. 8

Examines the lives of first- and second-generation immigrants with a focus on their journey to America, their search for identity and the emotions they experienced in a new land.

Working Americans, 1880-2009, v. 10

Focuses on the lighter side of life in America by examining professional sports to amateur sports to leisure time and recreation which illustrates how Americans had fun from the Civil War to the present time.

Working Americans, 1880-2010, v. 11

Examines the everyday life of American entrepreneurs and inventors, and the journeys they take from the inception of their product or company, to its ultimate success or failure.

Working Americans, 1880-2011, v. 12

This volume examines America's history through music, from the Civil War to the present time. Profiles range from professional musicians and singers, composers, record executives and talent agents, theater performers, composers, instrument salesmen, radio personalities, record producers, along with the musical hobbyist, to offer a thought-provoking and interesting look at how music helped shape this country.

Working Americans, 1880-2012, ed. 2, v. 1

This volume focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families. It looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 2012.

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.

Dance, Rev. ed.

Explores the world of dance from ballet and modern dance to various styles of dance performed all over the world.

Diosas y mortales

Este libro tiene como proposito acercarnos a la vida cotidiana de las mujeres prehispanicas. Al mismo tiempo, quiere ser un homenaje para aquellas que, en cierta medida y a pesar del tiempo transcurrido, aun son portadoras de diversos valores culturales como el arte del tejido, la preparacion de alimentos y el conocimiento de la herbolaria y la medicina, entre otros aspectos.

Encyclopedia of African American Music

Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles.

Encyclopedia of Native American Artists

Examines the lives and works of numerous Native American artists, demonstrating the range of media, themes, and experiences of Native artists, and their influences on and by western culture.

Filmography of Social Issues

Examines twenty specific social themes and shows how they are examined in a hundred motion pictures. Intended to serve as a guide for individuals interested in motion pictures and how they reflect and comment on the major issues of our time.

Historical Dictionary of American Theater

Focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by European modernism and as impacted by the popular entertainment of the era. Includes entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, and designers.

Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

Provides a detailed history of the Broadway musical and includes entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors.

Lost Illusions

Looks at how the emergence of new technology, such as steadicam and Dolby sound, and a new generation of talent challenged the old ways, with films like "Nashville" and "Five Easy Pieces".

Miles Davis

Examines the life of jazz musician, Miles Davis, and how his immense musical talent along with his ability to create new compositions and arrangements made him a key figure in the growth and evolution of jazz.

Music in the Middle Ages

Covers music influences during the Middle Ages, the previous Dark Ages, the Crusades, and the feudal system which impacted the types and forms of music.

Ofrendas ancestrales en el corazón de Mesoamérica

Este libro es una invitacion a conocer la valiosa informacion arqueologica obtenida gracias al estudio de ofrendas prehispanicas mesoamericanas. Muestra un gran numero de cajetes, ollas, cuentas de piedra y otros objetos que las conformaron y que perduran hasta nuestros dias.

The History of Alternative Rock

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 music style of Alternative Rock.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Offers information and commentary on the most important aspects of contemporary theatre and performance over time and on a worldwide scale. Includes biographies of notable persons involved in theatre around the world.

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Visual Arts

Learn how to use the internet to teach visual arts and refine students' critical thinking skills. A proven art instruction program that teaches everything from the creative process and art history to criticism and aesthetics.

Women Icons of Popular Music

Covers legendary artists who challenged the status quo and dramatically expanded the possibilities of women in the highly competitive music world. Using critical acclaim and artistic integrity as benchmarks of success, this resource features biographical and musical analyses of a diverse array of musicians from country, pop, rock, R&B, soul, indie, and hip-hop.

Biography

100 Americans Making Constitutional History

Profiles the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Explores the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions.

African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.

Covers the rich tradition of African-American visual artists of the past and the best of today's contemporary artists, providing a brief biographical sketch of the artist with major achievements, events, and contributions of his or her career.

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

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

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts.

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 3

Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of Latino heritage who form the international Hispanic community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including art, music and literature to science, politics and business.

Contemporary Musicians, v. 73

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

From Suffrage to the Senate, ed. 2

Entries include biographical sketches on women who have worked in various arenas of American politics, including campaigns and the media. Also covers court cases, legislation, organizations, movements and social issues that are relevant to the topic.

Icons of Hip Hop

Provides entries on the most revolutionary hip-hop artists and innovators, past and present, and offers in-depth coverage of each icon's influence in shaping hip-hop music.

Icons of R&B and Soul

Offers an overview of the music's impact in American culture and how it reflected contemporary society's politics, trends, and social issues.

Icons of Rock

Offers an overview of rock's pervasive role in contemporary society by profiling the lives and work of the music's most legendary artists.

Miles Davis

Examines the life of jazz musician, Miles Davis, and how his immense musical talent along with his ability to create new compositions and arrangements made him a key figure in the growth and evolution of jazz.

Shakespeare, Rev. ed.

Presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.

Education

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Visual Arts

Learn how to use the internet to teach visual arts and refine students' critical thinking skills. A proven art instruction program that teaches everything from the creative process and art history to criticism and aesthetics.

Environment

Ecology and Ecosystems

Discusses the study of ecology and the world's delicate ecosystems. Articles include overviews on cultural and historical ecology, biodiversity, and environmental education.

Endangered Species

Explores the issues surrounding endangered species. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

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.

Environmental Science Experiments

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

Green Health

Examines the green movement within the contexts of personal health and the healthcare industry, focusing on consumer lifestyles and how they affect resource conservation, pollution prevention, and environmental management.

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.

Issues in Green Criminology

Explores the ways in which governments, transnational corporations, military apparatuses and ordinary people routinely harm environments, other animals and humanity.

Pollution

Explores the issues surrounding pollution. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Sustainable Urban and Regional Infrastructure Development

Addresses the overall problems present in society's major infrastructures, and the technologies that may be applied to overcome these problems. Focuses on ways in which energy intensive but 'invisible' (to the general public) facilities can become green or greener.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

Water and Water Pollution

Discusses the types and causes of water pollution, the negative health impacts on plant and animal life, and the policies designed to help protect the world's water supplies.

General Reference

Baseball and Its Greatest Players

Provides an introduction to the history of baseball, its ties to the American ethos, and surveys the lives of some of its key professional players.

Basketball and Its Greatest Players

Examines the history and evolution of basketball and some of its most influential players.

Football and Its Greatest Players

Outlines the history and rules of American football and chronicles the rise of some of its greatest players.

Latin Dance

Provides an overview of the origins, development, and current status of Latin social dancing in the United States.

Soccer and Its Greatest Players

Examines the history, rules, and prominent players of the sport of soccer.

Vampires in Literature

Examines a staple of fiction that has haunted humankind's nightmares for thousands of years. It was only about 200 years ago that vampires first appeared in works of literature and they are likely to continue their hold on the reading public's imagination for years to come.

History

100 Americans Making Constitutional History

Profiles the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Explores the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions.

A Global Chronology of Conflict

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

Africa and the Americas

Explores the many ways Africa and African peoples have shaped the cultural life of the Americas, and how, in turn, life in the Americas reverberates in Africa.

American Decades

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 Indian History

Surveys Native American history from ancient times to the twentieth century. Entries cover specific topics and incidents from a Native American perspective, including categories such as court cases and legal decisions, wars and battles, reservations and relocation, organizations, religion and missionary activities, national government and legislation, native government, treaties, and protest movements.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History

Presents the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of Latin America. Provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change.

Ancient Egypt

Covers ancient Egyptian culture and traditions and profiles important sites throughout Egypt, many of which still contain remnants and artifacts that illustrate the importance of this extraordinary civilization.

Artillery

Covers how historic leaders such as Dionysus of Syracuse, the Ottoman sultan Mohammad II, Oliver Cromwell, and Napoleon Bonaparte were successful in battle because of their innovative use of artillery.

Battles that Changed History

Covers the most decisive and important battles throughout world history, interpreted by a noted military historian.

Belligerents, Brinkmanship, and the Big Stick

Offers authoritative coverage of the concepts, traditions, events, and individuals that shaped United States' foreign relations from the American Revolution to the present.

Celebrating Women in American History

Presents a diverse and panoramic view of women and their accomplishments in American history by bringing their achievements to light and helping them gain the recognition they deserve.

Cold War

Offers portrayals of leading individuals, significant battles, economic developments, societal/cultural events, changes in military technology, and major treaties and diplomatic agreements during the Cold War.

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.

Cold War and McCarthy Era

Covers how the Cold War and McCarthy eras affected men, women, and children of varying backgrounds to provide a more personal examination of this important era.

Congress Investigates

Text covers investigations of critical historical importance, including in-depth articles on recent investigations. Each original article, written by distinguished historians, has been updated and includes illustrations, detailed chronologies, and brief overviews of each investigation.

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.

Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History

Covers some of the most significant calamities and crises in American history; includes a broad array of events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, floods, epidemics, riots, assassinations, rebellions, shipwrecks, collisions, plagues, depressions, explosions, tornadoes, blizzards, poisonings, scandals, bombings, bridge collapses, dam failures, environmental calamities, and others.

Encyclopedia of American Disability History

Examines the issues, events, people, activism, laws, personal experiences, and social ramifications of disability throughout American history.

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History

Covers every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.

Encyclopedia of American Indian History

Covers the history of Native Americans, ranging from human origins to present-day controversies.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Sports in America

Explores the development and influence of sports in American culture, as well as how sports icons, commercial enterprises, organizations, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and from era to era, from the foot races of colonial times to the extreme sports of today.

Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide, Rev. ed.

Examines the contemporary history of crimes against humanity, during both wartime and peacetime. Covers a wide range of relevant topics, including human rights, war criminals, war crimes, examples of genocide, international organizations and international law concerning war crimes.

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment

Covers the history of the U.S. government's approach to environmental policy.

Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World

Provides more than 200 sources in the global history of feminism, supplying an insightful record of the resistance to patriarchy throughout human history and around the world.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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.

Great Depression

A collection of essays focused on American men, women, and children from a range of economic classes and ethnic backgrounds during the Great Depression.

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.

Music of the Postwar Era

Covers music influenced by political events and societal changes during the Postwar Era.

Poverty and the Government in America

Covers the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day.

Queer America

Focuses on U. S. history, and the 20th century, of work in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender movements, during this time. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay pride, organizations and alliances, AIDS, and legal battles and court cases are discussed.

Radical Feminists

Explores the formation of the Radical Feminist Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, its prominent leaders and organizations, and the issues it sought to address.

Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, v. 10

A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers the Cumulative Index & Projects.

Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare

Examines the important themes of sexuality, gender, love, and marriage in stage, literary, and film treatments of Shakespeare's plays.

Spanish Expeditions Into Texas, 1689-1768

Produces the first highly accurate maps of the eleven Spanish expeditions from northeastern Mexico into what is now East Texas during the years 1689 to 1768.

Spanish Texas, 1519-1821, Rev. ed.

Emphasizes the significance of the Spanish period in Texas history. Provides information on the land and its inhabitants before the arrival of Europeans. Covers major people and events from early exploration to the end of the colonial era.

The Central Intelligence Agency

Includes documentary selections that guide readers through the CIA's shrouded history and allow readers to sift through the evidence for themselves.

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars

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

The Encyclopedia of the Cold War

A comprehensive reference on the defining conflict of the second half of the 20th century, covering all aspects of the Cold War as it influenced events around the world.

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive study of the Vietnam War and sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history.

The Hispanic Americans, v. 1

This volume focuses on the social history, customs, and traditions of Hispanic Americans in this country.

The History of Vietnam

Examines Vietnam's history, from the 2nd century BCE to the present and includes how it fell under conflicting commands of France and Japan during the 19th and 20th centuries, finally leading to the split of North and South Vietnam, and ultimately, the Vietnam War.

The Holocaust

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Holocaust, the mass genocide to exterminate Jews and other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis in Germany.

Vietnam War

Traces the history of the unpopular war that killed over 58,000 Americans, discussing the causes and effects, leaders, major battles, guerrilla warfare, aerial bombing, weaponry, peace negotiations, and lessons learned.

Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

Surveys Latin American and Caribbean women's contributions throughout history from conquest through the 20th century.

Working Americans, 1770-1869, v. 9

Explores what life was like for early Americans. Profiles examine life at home, at work and in the community. Profiles extend through all walks of life, from farmers to merchants, the rich and poor, men, women and children.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 1

This volume focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families. It looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 1999.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 2

This volume captures the struggles of the middle class from the last twelve decades. Covering jobs in several different types of occupational groups, from an architect to a tug boat captain, a newspaper editor to a minister, this volume provides a unique portrait of the lifestyles of middle class families that is not available in any other resource.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 3

This volume explores the lives of the very rich, focusing on those in the top 5 percent of America's income level, including what they spent their money on, their ability to influence their communities, build companies through the timely infusion of capital, as well as their desire to party in Palm Beach or associate with the Dukes, Astors and Vanderbilts.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 4

This fourth volume focuses on American children, decade by decade from 1880 to 1999. This interesting and useful volume introduces the reader to three children in each decade, one from each of the working, middle and upper classes.

Working Americans, 1880-2003, v. 5

This volume, divided into 11 chapters, covers a decade from 1880-2003, It examines the lives of Americans during the time of war, including declared conflicts, one-time military actions, protests, and preparations for war. Each decade includes several personal profiles, whether on the battlefield or on the homefront, that tell the stories of civilians, soldiers, and officers during the decade.

Working Americans, 1880-2005, v. 6

This volume, divided into 13 chapters, covers a decade from 1880-2005. The life of three to five working women is profiled in each chapter. The reader will learn about their annual income and household budgets, life at home and work, community involvement, prices of the time and cost of living, working conditions, social activities, and much more.

Working Americans, 1880-2006, v. 7

This volume explores how Americans sought and fought for change from the 1880's to the present time. Issues include topics as diverse as the Anti-smoking movement of 1901 to efforts by Native Americans to reassert their long lost rights. Along the way, the book will profile individuals brave enough to demand suffrage for Kansas women in 1912 or demand an end to lynching during a march on Washington in 1923.

Working Americans, 1880-2007, v. 8

Examines the lives of first- and second-generation immigrants with a focus on their journey to America, their search for identity and the emotions they experienced in a new land.

Working Americans, 1880-2009, v. 10

Focuses on the lighter side of life in America by examining professional sports to amateur sports to leisure time and recreation which illustrates how Americans had fun from the Civil War to the present time.

Working Americans, 1880-2010, v. 11

Examines the everyday life of American entrepreneurs and inventors, and the journeys they take from the inception of their product or company, to its ultimate success or failure.

Working Americans, 1880-2011, v. 12

This volume examines America's history through music, from the Civil War to the present time. Profiles range from professional musicians and singers, composers, record executives and talent agents, theater performers, composers, instrument salesmen, radio personalities, record producers, along with the musical hobbyist, to offer a thought-provoking and interesting look at how music helped shape this country.

Working Americans, 1880-2012, ed. 2, v. 1

This volume focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families. It looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 2012.

Law

Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics

Covers basic topics in American government--from the Bill of Rights through voting processes--as well as contemporary issues, such as abortion, capital punishment, and Social Security.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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.

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.

Issues in Green Criminology

Explores the ways in which governments, transnational corporations, military apparatuses and ordinary people routinely harm environments, other animals and humanity.

Social Networking

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on social networking.

The Executive Branch of Federal Government

Provides a single, comprehensive source on the key themes in the historical development of the presidency from America's founding era through the presidency of George W. Bush.

The Legislative Branch of Federal Government

Focuses on the U.S. Congress, its history, constitutional powers, daily workings, and the politics that affect its operation.

The Supreme Court and Elections

Provides in-depth analysis of the Supreme Court in the multifaceted nature of voting and election laws. Topics include voting rights, campaign finance reform, and the impact of civil rights amendments.

Literature

Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature

Discusses literature as a means of approaching medical and bioethical issues. Examines topics such as technology's creature, illness and culture, and end of life issues.

Drama for Students, v. 22

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.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Covers American Indian literature from the earliest recorded works to contemporary writers. Features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States

Covers contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts.

Encyclopedia of Hispanic-American Literature

Covers Hispanic-American authors and works that are historically significant or gaining a reputation in today's literary circles. Authors include Isabel Allende, Julia Alvarez, Pat Mora and more.

Feminist Poets

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential poets such as Margaret Atwood, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Alice Fulton, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Gertrude Stein.

Folklore, ed. 2

Provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore to define the identity of every culture in the world.

Genocide in Anne Frank's 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.

Literature of the Caribbean

Provides biographies and critical assessments of numerous writers. Includes analysis of one or more of the writer's works. Along with plot summaries, these sections discuss major themes and give close attention to how Caribbean culture figures in the writer's texts.

Novelists with Feminist Themes

Provides essays of influential feminist writers such as Margaret Atwood, Anais Nin, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf.

Poetry for Students, v. 25

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.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2

A comprehensive guide to the ornate and sometimes bewildering language that may be unfamiliar to today's readers of Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

Shakespeare, Rev. ed.

Presents the life and work of the English playwright William Shakespeare and provides information about the theater of sixteenth-century London.

Spanish Novelists

Provides an overview of Spanish novelists and includes in-depth profiles of writers as Juan Benet, Jose Camilo Cela, Miguel Delibes, and Miguel de Cervantes.

Spanish Poets

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential Spanish poets such as Rafael Alberti, Jorge Manrique, Pedro Salinas, and Cesar Vallejo.

Twenty-First Century Drama

Provides first or unique coverage of both domestic and international works of drama from the first decade of the 21st century, featuring in-depth information on around 175 plays and musicals first produced between the years 2000 and 2009.

Medicine

50 Health Scares That Fizzled

Discusses 50 health scares that captured the public's attention before fading away, covering real and perceived health threats from long-ago eras to present times.

AIDS

Explores AIDS and HIV in detail, covering milestones in the history and treatment of AIDS, as well as new drug therapies.

Acne

Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.

Anthrax

Explores anthrax in detail, covering cutaneous, inhalational, and intestinal forms of anthrax, as well as methods of prevention and treatment. The use of Bacillus anthracis as a biological weapon is also explored.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Explores chronic fatigue syndrome in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries

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

Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

Provides instructive details on more than 200 infectious diseases, mental disorders, and noninfectious diseases and disorders; covers risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Headaches

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

Health Care

Explores the issues surrounding health care. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Hemophilia

Explores hemophilia in detail, covering the ways advances in the understanding of blood clotting and genetics have helped develop new treatments and a more manageable lifestyle for hemophiliacs.

Obesity

Explores the issue of obesity in detail, covering causes, treatments, living with obesity, and research.

SARS

Explores severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in detail, covering the symptoms and rapid infection rate, the initial cover-up by the Chinese government, and the international response by health care workers and researchers.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Explores sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail, covering the impact of STDs on individuals and society, the research for new cures and treatments, and methods to prevent the spread of STDs.

Sports Injuries

Explores sports injuries in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

West Nile Virus

Explores the West Nile virus in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Multicultural Studies

African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.

Covers the rich tradition of African-American visual artists of the past and the best of today's contemporary artists, providing a brief biographical sketch of the artist with major achievements, events, and contributions of his or her career.

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

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

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 3

Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of Latino heritage who form the international Hispanic community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including art, music and literature to science, politics and business.

Encyclopedia of African American Music

Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Covers American Indian literature from the earliest recorded works to contemporary writers. Features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date.

Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists

Covers the lives and works of approximately 100 Arab American artists, from painters to calligraphers to those who create on film.

Encyclopedia of Native American Artists

Examines the lives and works of numerous Native American artists, demonstrating the range of media, themes, and experiences of Native artists, and their influences on and by western culture.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. 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. International in scope.

Latino Issues

Covers the growing Latina/o population in the United States, highlights the problems that confront this ethnic group, and discusses proposed solutions to these issues.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity, ed. 6

Provides estimates and projections of the U.S. population by race and Hispanic origin. Profiles the social and economic wellbeing of American Indians, Asians, blacks, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites.

Spanish Texas, 1519-1821, Rev. ed.

Emphasizes the significance of the Spanish period in Texas history. Provides information on the land and its inhabitants before the arrival of Europeans. Covers major people and events from early exploration to the end of the colonial era.

The Columbia History of Latinos in the United States Since 1960

The starting place for all research on the Latinization of the United States over the past few decades.

Nation and World

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Offers a unique collaboration of over hundreds of scholars from around the world. Covers all relevant aspects of the study of Arabic and deals with all levels of the language.

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 Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Foods of the Caribbean

Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of the Caribbean. Topics include favorite dishes, snacks and sweets, traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.

From Suffrage to the Senate, ed. 2

Entries include biographical sketches on women who have worked in various arenas of American politics, including campaigns and the media. Also covers court cases, legislation, organizations, movements and social issues that are relevant to the topic.

Genocide and International Justice

Discusses the field of comparative genocide studies and outlines the stages of the Holocaust and provides detailed case studies examining ethnocide among Native Americans in the pre-colonial and early colonial period. Covers details about the various acts of genocide by the Mongols in Central Asia and the Armenian genocide, as well as the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur.

The History of Vietnam

Examines Vietnam's history, from the 2nd century BCE to the present and includes how it fell under conflicting commands of France and Japan during the 19th and 20th centuries, finally leading to the split of North and South Vietnam, and ultimately, the Vietnam War.

The History of Western Africa

Surveys the history of the many nations of western Africa where its diverse peoples continue to navigate a path towards a more stable future.

The Judicial Branch of Federal Government

Covers the history and daily operations of the federal judiciary, from district courts, to courts of appeal, to the Supreme Court. It looks at the men and women who serve on the federal bench, who they are and how they are appointed.

Religion

Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions

Covers religions of the world and the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. Includes entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies, images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts.

Christianity

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

Religion

Examines religion from a variety of international perspectives.

Religion, Rev. ed.

Explores the histories, beliefs, and practices of religions all over the world.

Science

Chemical Elements, ed. 2

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

Earth Science and Human History 101

Describes basic principles of geology and shows how the earth affected history and is affecting present events.

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

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.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society

Presents some 490 articles showing the math behind our daily lives. Explains how and why math works, and allows readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day.

Energy

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

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.

Environmental Science Experiments

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

Experimenting with Chemistry

Includes easy-to-perform experiments that instruct students on topics such as states of matter, chemical reactions, gravity, energy, electricity, flight, and simple machines.

Experimenting with Physics

Includes more than twenty experiments will challenge students to think more deeply about the scientific principles at work in everyday life.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 1

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers human life.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 10

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers research projects with a cumulative index and glossary.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 2

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers animal life.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 3

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers plant and fungi life.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 4

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers earth science.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 5

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers chemistry.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 6

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers physics.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 7

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers astronomy and space.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 8

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers mathematics.

Rourke's World of Science Encyclopedia, v. 9

Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers technology.

The 100 Most Important Chemical Compounds

Examines the history, use, and science of the 100 most important chemical compounds found in the world today.

The Basics of Biology

Introduction to the science of biology. Details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. Demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. Presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology. Provides easy experiments for students to replicate.

The Basics of Chemistry

Encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Discusses broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Historical developments of chemical concepts are covered, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry.

The Science of Physics

This volume examines historical developments in the field of physics as well as surveys the various topics integrated with the subject such as thermodynamics and mechanics.

Social Science

Alternate Energy

Explores the issues surrounding alternative energy. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

Designed for readers to understand the topics, concepts, and ideas which motivate and shape the fields of activism, civil engagement, and social justice. Included are short biographies of the major thinkers and leaders who have influenced and continue to influence the study of activism.

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Offers a unique collaboration of over hundreds of scholars from around the world. Covers all relevant aspects of the study of Arabic and deals with all levels of the language.

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America

This encyclopedia provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The intent of the encyclopedia is to provide readers with information about how these three nations have dealt with social welfare issues, some similar across borders, others unique, as well as to describe important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior

Focuses on American campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior but also provides a culturally and politically diverse perspective of American democratic practices and institutions. Offers a rich campaign history. Provides a description and scholarly analysis for all presidential elections, including state and general elections. Presents and simplifies complicated election laws that govern federal, state, and local elections.

Endangered Species

Explores the issues surrounding endangered species. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Filmography of Social Issues

Examines twenty specific social themes and shows how they are examined in a hundred motion pictures. Intended to serve as a guide for individuals interested in motion pictures and how they reflect and comment on the major issues of our time.

Folklore, ed. 2

Provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore to define the identity of every culture in the world.

Genetic Engineering

Explores the issues surrounding genetic engineering by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Genocide

Presents the background and history of genocide, covering the key issues associated with this worldwide crime, and the problems inherent in preventing its occurrence.

Genocide

Examines the history of genocide, details several specific genocidal attacks in our recent history, and probes the beliefs behind this critical question of whether to intervene or not.

Girls and Sports

Explores the issues surrounding girls and sports. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Going Green

Explores the issues surrounding going green. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Health Care

Explores the issues surrounding health care. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. 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. International in scope.

Modern Sports Ethics

Covers ethical and unethical behaviors in sports designed to help readers analyze the notion that participating in sports builds character.

Pollution

Explores the issues surrounding pollution. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity, ed. 6

Provides estimates and projections of the U.S. population by race and Hispanic origin. Profiles the social and economic wellbeing of American Indians, Asians, blacks, Hispanics, and non-Hispanic whites.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Change in America: The Historical Handbook, ed. 2006

An insightful commentary about U.S. society and how it has changed--not just in comparison to the past, but also within a global context. Topics include family life, work and employment, housing, wealth and poverty, education, and much more.

Sports and Athletes

Explores the issues surrounding sports and athletes by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development

Covers everything from prenatal development to education, pediatrics, neuroscience, theories, and research methods to physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology, and parenting. Also explores cultural issues, sex differences, and the history of child development.

Water

Explores the issues surrounding water resources. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Working Americans, 1770-1869, v. 9

Explores what life was like for early Americans. Profiles examine life at home, at work and in the community. Profiles extend through all walks of life, from farmers to merchants, the rich and poor, men, women and children.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 1

This volume focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families. It looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 1999.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 2

This volume captures the struggles of the middle class from the last twelve decades. Covering jobs in several different types of occupational groups, from an architect to a tug boat captain, a newspaper editor to a minister, this volume provides a unique portrait of the lifestyles of middle class families that is not available in any other resource.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 3

This volume explores the lives of the very rich, focusing on those in the top 5 percent of America's income level, including what they spent their money on, their ability to influence their communities, build companies through the timely infusion of capital, as well as their desire to party in Palm Beach or associate with the Dukes, Astors and Vanderbilts.

Working Americans, 1880-1999, v. 4

This fourth volume focuses on American children, decade by decade from 1880 to 1999. This interesting and useful volume introduces the reader to three children in each decade, one from each of the working, middle and upper classes.

Working Americans, 1880-2003, v. 5

This volume, divided into 11 chapters, covers a decade from 1880-2003, It examines the lives of Americans during the time of war, including declared conflicts, one-time military actions, protests, and preparations for war. Each decade includes several personal profiles, whether on the battlefield or on the homefront, that tell the stories of civilians, soldiers, and officers during the decade.

Working Americans, 1880-2005, v. 6

This volume, divided into 13 chapters, covers a decade from 1880-2005. The life of three to five working women is profiled in each chapter. The reader will learn about their annual income and household budgets, life at home and work, community involvement, prices of the time and cost of living, working conditions, social activities, and much more.

Working Americans, 1880-2006, v. 7

This volume explores how Americans sought and fought for change from the 1880's to the present time. Issues include topics as diverse as the Anti-smoking movement of 1901 to efforts by Native Americans to reassert their long lost rights. Along the way, the book will profile individuals brave enough to demand suffrage for Kansas women in 1912 or demand an end to lynching during a march on Washington in 1923.

Working Americans, 1880-2007, v. 8

Examines the lives of first- and second-generation immigrants with a focus on their journey to America, their search for identity and the emotions they experienced in a new land.

Working Americans, 1880-2009, v. 10

Focuses on the lighter side of life in America by examining professional sports to amateur sports to leisure time and recreation which illustrates how Americans had fun from the Civil War to the present time.

Working Americans, 1880-2010, v. 11

Examines the everyday life of American entrepreneurs and inventors, and the journeys they take from the inception of their product or company, to its ultimate success or failure.

Working Americans, 1880-2011, v. 12

This volume examines America's history through music, from the Civil War to the present time. Profiles range from professional musicians and singers, composers, record executives and talent agents, theater performers, composers, instrument salesmen, radio personalities, record producers, along with the musical hobbyist, to offer a thought-provoking and interesting look at how music helped shape this country.

Working Americans, 1880-2012, ed. 2, v. 1

This volume focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families. It looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 2012.

Technology

Computers in Science and Mathematics

Examines the contributions that have been made to computer technology as well as the many ways in which scientists and mathematicians use computers in their daily work.

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