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  • 20 Strategies for STEM Instruction

    20 Strategies for STEM Instruction

    Exploring the latest trends and teaching techniques, this book highlights research evidence and offers practical advice to help teachers integrate project-based learning with STEM, modify strategies to meet the needs of each learner, use engineering design principles to focus on real-world problems, and emphasize teamwork and collaboration around rigorous math and science content.

  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 1

    Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 1

    Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

    Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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

  • Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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

  • Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5

    Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5

    Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

  • Experiments for Future Astronomers

    Experiments for Future Astronomers

    The experiments in this book teach young scientists the basic math and science skills involved in astronomy through activities that include locating polar constellations, constructing a model to explain Earth's seasonal changes, using a parallax to measure distance, and building a spectroscope to examine the light emitted by stars.

  • Experiments for Future Biologists

    Experiments for Future Biologists

    The experiments in this book cover the different areas of math and science that biologists use allowing students to explore the life functions of humans, animals, and plants; the classification of organisms; the theory of evolution; and genetics.

  • Experiments for Future Forensic Scientists

    Experiments for Future Forensic Scientists

    The experiments in this book allow young scientists to investigate and analyze evidence, including fingerprints, tool marks, and tracks; figure out how surrounding conditions affect body temperature to determine time of death; identify counterfeit money; and much more.

  • Experiments for Future Meteorologists

    Experiments for Future Meteorologists

    The experiments in this book explore science concepts such as the water cycle, the causes of wind, the relationship between air pressure and altitude, and weather predictions, teaching young scientists the basic math and science skills involved in meteorology.

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

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

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

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

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

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

    Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

  • Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Advanced

    Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Advanced

    Addresses customer communication and techniques. Presents the tools used to identify unmet customer needs, including: 1) surveys, 2) focus groups, 3) voice of the customer, 4) usability studies, and 5) test markets.

  • Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Intermediate

    Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Intermediate

    Resource that outlines the tools and techniques needed by any business in any industry to begin their exploration of 1) place/position, 2) price, 3) product, and 4) Promotion, a.k.a. The Marketing Mix. This guide discusses the product development process and provides sample research questions for each part of The Marketing Mix.

  • Know! Market Research and Analysis -- The Fundamentals

    Know! Market Research and Analysis -- The Fundamentals

    Describes the elemental market research topics and techniques needed by any business in any industry to begin their exploration of their market. These initial areas of research are: 1) customers, 2) competitors, 3) industry/market, and 4) vendors/suppliers. This guide shows how to conduct research and analyze data to gain an understanding of the fundamental dynamics and drivers of the market.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health, ed. 3: Infancy through Adolescence

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health, ed. 3: Infancy through Adolescence

    Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical, cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 4

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 4

    This set provides more than 1,230 alphabetically arranged entries, of which about 100 are new, covering topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. It covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy and more.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels

    This guide provides a unique source of information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions. Coverage includes various topics related to nutrition and food labels.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth

    This encyclopedia is a source for medical information that covers common and rare disease and medical conditions, immunizations and drugs, procedures, and developmental issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. It particularly addresses women's concerns about their health and their children's health from before birth through age 18.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, ed. 2: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, ed. 2: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    Covers various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. Also includes topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses.