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  • Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

    A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

  • Animal Sciences

    Animal Sciences

    Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and

  • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

    Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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

  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

    Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

    This 3-volume set is written for readers at grade 7 and higher and covers addictions, causes, and treatments of particular importance to adolescents. Articles on the nature of addiction and its roots include advertising, genetics, families, and personal problems.

  • 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 Islam and the Muslim World

    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

    This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

  • Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

    Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

    A six-volume survey of modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.

  • 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 Science and Religion

    Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

    A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.

  • 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

  • Genetics

    Genetics

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

  • 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 Cultures

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

    An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

  • Pollution A to Z

    Pollution A to Z

    Provides information on a variety of pollution issues, including sources of pollution; disposal; remediation; and the ethical, social and legal environment, as well as topics such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution and zero growth population. Also covers careers and biographies of key people. For academic and general audiences. 2 volumes.

  • The African American Almanac, ed. 9

    The African American Almanac, ed. 9

    Provides historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture in 28 topical chapters. Includes a chronology, a chapter of important primary documents, directories of organizations and businesses, a bibliography of recently-published works, annotated lists of crucial court cases, a filmography, hundreds of brief biographies, and more than 650 photographs, illustrations, maps, and statistical charts wit

  • The College Blue Book, ed. 32

    The College Blue Book, ed. 32

    The College Blue Book has been a standard, professional reference on higher education since it was first published in 1923. New features have been added during the intervening years to keep pace with the changing needs for information about our educational facilities. The information, especially in the areas of tuition, room and board, enrollment figures, library holdings, is constantly changing.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 3

    This set provides more than 1,000 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational th

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

    Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

    UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

    Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

    UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

    Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from

  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

    UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

    Features biographies of notable historic and current figures from American history, world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences. Entries focus on the people most often studied in middle and high school.

  • Water: Science and Issues

    Water: Science and Issues

    This set covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures. 4 volumes.

  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 11

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 11

    Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.