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  • Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 48

    Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 48

    Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.

  • Advertising & Marketing, ed. 2

    Advertising & Marketing, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in the advertising and marketing industry such as Advertising account executives, Advertising and Marketing managers, Art directors, Models, Photo stylists, and more.

  • Agriculture, ed. 2

    Agriculture, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in the agricultural industry such as Beekeepers, Farmers, Food Technologists, Range Managers, and more.

  • American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 1

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 1

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 2

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 2

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 3

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 3

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 4

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 4

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Reform Era and eastern United States development in U.S. history.

  • Animal Care, ed. 3

    Animal Care, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the animal care field such as Animal Breeders and Technicians, Animal Caretakers, Animal Handlers, Farmers, Park Rangers, Pet Sitters, Veterinarians, and more.

  • Animation

    Animation

    Profiles jobs in the field of animation such as animators, business managers, directors, editors, producers, and scriptwriters.

  • Archaeology

    Archaeology

    Profiles jobs in archaeology such as anthropologists, historians, anthropology/archaeology college professors, field technicians and supervisors, and museum curators.

  • Architecture and Building

    Architecture and Building

    Profiles jobs in the architecture and building industry such as Architects, Civil engineers, College professors, Drafters, Environmental engineers, and more.

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    Profiles jobs in the armed forces industry such as Aviation occupations, Combat specialty occupations, Construction, building, and extraction occupations, Military pilots, Health care occupations, and more.

  • Art, ed. 2

    Art, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in the art industry such as Antiques and art dealers, Costume designers, Creative arts therapists, Education directors and museum teachers, Fashion designers and illustrators, Photographers, and more.

  • Automotives

    Automotives

    Profiles jobs in the automotive industry such as Automobile collision repairers, Automobile detailers, Automobile service technicians, Diesel mechanics, Inspectors, Test drivers, and more.

  • Aviation, ed. 2

    Aviation, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in aviation such as aeronautical and aerospace technicians, aerospace engineers, aircraft mechanics, customs officials, military pilots, flight Instructors, and travel agents.

  • Beachams Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

    Beachams Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

    This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

  • Broadcasting, ed. 3

    Broadcasting, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the broadcasting industry such as Actors, Animators, Camera operators, Disc jockeys, Lighting technicians, Production assistants, and more.

  • Business, ed. 3

    Business, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the business industry such as accountants and auditors, event planners, internet executives, office administrators, and stock clerks.

  • Business Managers, ed. 2

    Business Managers, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in the business industry such as Business managers, Chief information officers, Financial institution officers and managers, Retail managers, and more.

  • 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.

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry

    Profiles jobs in Chemistry such as Biochemists, Chemical engineers, Environmental technicians, Food technologists, Toxicologists, and more.

  • Child Care

    Child Care

    Profiles jobs in Child Care such as Child life specialists, Children's librarians, Guidance counselors, Nannies, Teacher aides, and more

  • Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2

    Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in clerical occupations such as billing clerks, hotel desk clerks, legal secretaries, office clerks, receptionists, and typists.

  • Coaches & Fitness Professionals, ed. 2

    Coaches & Fitness Professionals, ed. 2

    Profiles careers as coaches and fitness professionals such as Aerobics instructors, College sports coaches, Dietitians and nutritionists, Exercise physiologists, Fitness directors, and more.

  • Complementary and Alternative Health Care, ed. 3

    Complementary and Alternative Health Care, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the complementary and alternative health care industry such as Acupuncturists, Aromatherapists, Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners, Chiropractors, Herbalists, Massage therapists, and more.

  • Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

  • Computer and Video Game Design, ed. 2

    Computer and Video Game Design, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in computer and video game design such as Advertising workers, Art directors, Artists and animators, Computer and video game designers, Computer programmers, and more.

  • Computers, ed. 5

    Computers, ed. 5

    Profiles jobs in Computers such as College professors, computer science, Computer and video game designers, Computer network administrators, Hardware engineers, Software designers, Webmasters, and more.

  • Construction, ed. 4

    Construction, ed. 4

    Profiles jobs in Construction such as Architects, Bricklayers, Cement masons, Construction inspectors, Roofers, and more.

  • Construction, ed. 5

    Construction, ed. 5

    Profiles jobs in the construction industry such as architects, cement masons, drafters, electricians, landscape architects, and roofers.

  • Contemporary Hispanic Biography, Vol. 1

    Contemporary Hispanic Biography, Vol. 1

    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.

  • Cosmetology, ed. 4

    Cosmetology, ed. 4

    Profiles jobs in Cosmetology such as Aromatherapists, Barbers, Color analysts and image consultants, Dermatologists, Spa attendants, and more.

  • Design, ed. 3

    Design, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in design such as architects, computer and video game designers, drafters, florists, makeup artists, photo stylists, and toy and game designers.

  • Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

    Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

    The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

  • Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology

    Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology

    This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a Board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of 'curiosity-led science,' as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated reade

  • Earth Science, ed. 2

    Earth Science, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in Earth Science such as Botanists, Ecologists, Marine biologists, Meteorologists, Science writers, and more.

  • Education, ed. 3

    Education, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in education such as Adult and vocational education teachers, Career and employment counselors and technicians, College professors, Education directors and museum teachers, Elementary school teachers, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, Park rangers, and more.

  • Electronics

    Electronics

    Profiles jobs in the electronics industry such as Avionics engineers, Cost estimators, Electricians, Inspectors, Quality assurance testers, and more.

  • Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

    Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

    Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.

  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

    Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.

  • 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 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. 4

    Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 4

    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.

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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

  • Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud

    Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud

    Provides a translation of Scribner's Human Diseases and Conditions for Spanish-speaking researchers. Details health and medical information on 280 diseases and conditions.

  • Engineering, ed. 3

    Engineering, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in Engineering such as Aerospace engineers, Biomedical engineers, Chemical engineers, Nuclear engineers, Software engineers, and more.

  • Entrepreneurs, ed. 3

    Entrepreneurs, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs for career-driven readers interested in managing their own business such as Antiques and art dealers, Bed and breakfast owners, Florists, Franchise owners, Pet Sitters, and more.

  • Environment, ed. 4

    Environment, ed. 4

    Profiles jobs in the environment such as air quality engineers, fish and game wardens, geologists, park rangers, and soil scientists.

  • Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

    Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

    Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

  • Environmental Pollution and Health

    Environmental Pollution and Health

    Focuses on how pollution impacts both human health as well as environmental health. Discusses the types of pollution, increased awareness of pollution and the negative consequences, and how laws and treaties are being used to curb pollution.

  • Fashion, ed. 3

    Fashion, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in Fashion such as Apparel industry workers, Fashion coordinators, Fashion designers, Fashion photographers, Models, Tailors and dressmakers, and more.

  • Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages

    Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear Through the Ages

    Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the tradition

  • Film

    Film

    Profiles jobs in Film such as Actors, Animators, Camera Operators, Film Writers, Screenwriters, Stunt Performers, and more.

  • Financial Services, ed. 3

    Financial Services, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in Financial Services such as Accountants and Auditors, Actuaries, Bank Examiners, Financial Analysts, Financial Planners, Insurance Underwriters, and more.

  • Food, ed. 3

    Food, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the Food industry such as Bakery workers, Canning and preserving industry workers, Cooks and chefs, Dietitians and nutritionists, Personal chefs, and more.

  • Forensics

    Forensics

    Profiles jobs in forensics such as computer forensics specialists, crime scene investigators, fire investigators, forensic botanists, and forensic toxicologists.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

    Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

    This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority 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.

  • Geriatric Care, ed. 3

    Geriatric Care, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in geriatric care such as adult day care coordinators, elder law attorneys, geriatric nurses, hospice workers, and nursing home administrators.

  • Geriatric Care, ed. 2

    Geriatric Care, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in Geriatric Care such as Adult day care coordinators, Financial planners, Geriatric psychiatrists, Hospice workers, and Senior care pharmacists.

  • Government, ed. 2

    Government, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in government such as Ambassadors, Congressional aides, Customs officials, FBI agents, Mail carriers, and more.

  • Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

    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 g

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

  • Internet, ed. 3

    Internet, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the internet industry such as Computer and video game designers, Digital agents, Information brokers, Internet security specialists, and more.

  • Landscaping and Horticulture

    Landscaping and Horticulture

    Profiles jobs in landscaping and horticulture such as Arborists, Beekeepers, Enologists, Farm crop production technicians, Horticulturists, Nursery owners and managers, and more.

  • Law, ed. 3

    Law, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in law such as Bail bondsmen, Bailiffs, Bank examiners, Bounty hunters, Corrections officers, Elder law attorneys, Forensic experts, Lawyers, and more.

  • Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide

    Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide

    Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

  • Library & Information Science

    Library & Information Science

    Profiles jobs in library and information science such as Acquisition Librarians, Archivists, Book Conservators, Children's Librarians, Library Assistants, and more.

  • Manufacturing, ed. 3

    Manufacturing, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in manufacturing such as Aerospace engineers, Cost estimators, Industrial designers, Industrial engineers, and more.

  • Manufacturing & Distribution USA, ed. 8: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies

    Manufacturing & Distribution USA, ed. 8: Industry Analyses, Statistics and Leading Companies

    Presents statistics on numerous NAICS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Compiled from the most recent government publications. Covers input-output data by industrial sector when available as well as classifications of leading public and private corporations in each industry.

  • Mathematics and Physics, ed. 2

    Mathematics and Physics, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in mathematics and physics such as Accountants and auditors, Actuaries, Architects, Astronomers, Engineers, Mathematicians, Tax preparers, and more.

  • Mechanics, ed. 3

    Mechanics, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the mechanics industry such as Aircraft mechanics, Appliance service technicians, Bicycle mechanics, Diesel mechanics, Elevator installers and repairers, and more.

  • Medical Technicians and Technologists, ed. 5

    Medical Technicians and Technologists, ed. 5

    Profiles jobs as medical technicians and technologists such as Biomedical equipment technicians, Dietetic technicians, Medical laboratory technicians, Radiologic technologists, and more.

  • Music, ed. 2

    Music, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in the music industry such as Audio recording engineers, Computer and video game sound workers, Disc jockeys, Music producers, Music teachers, Singers, and more.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    This 15 volume, second edition features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

    New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

    A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

  • Newspapers

    Newspapers

    Profiles jobs in the newspaper industry such as Art directors, Columnists, Foreign correspondents, Photo editors, Reporters, and more.

  • Nonprofit Organizations

    Nonprofit Organizations

    Profiles jobs in nonprofit organizations such as Alcohol and drug abuse counselors, Career and employment counselors and technicians, Directors of volunteers, Grant coordinators and writers, HIV/AIDS counselors and case managers, and more.

  • Oceanography

    Oceanography

    Profiles jobs in oceanography such as aquarists, biological oceanographers, divers and diving technicians, geological oceanographers, and ocean engineers.

  • Performing Arts, ed. 2

    Performing Arts, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in performing arts such as Actors, Circus performers, Comedians, Disc Jockeys, Magicians, Singers, Songwriters, and more.

  • Personal Services, ed. 2

    Personal Services, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in personal services such as Bodyguards, Color analysts and image consultants, Dry cleaning and laundry workers, Household workers, Nannies, Pet sitters, and more.

  • Photography, ed. 2

    Photography, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs in photography such as Camera operators, Exhibit designers, Film and television editors, Photo stylists, Sports photographers, and more.

  • Physicians, ed. 3

    Physicians, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs as physicians in medicine such as anesthesiologists, cardiologists, ear, nose, and throat specialists, neurologists, pediatricians, and surgeons.

  • Politics

    Politics

    Profiles jobs in politics such as Ambassadors, Campaign Workers, City Managers, Congressional Aides, Federal and State Officials, Foreign Service Officers, Political Speechwriters, and more.

  • Public Relations

    Public Relations

    Profiles jobs in public relations such as Copywriters, Demographers, Event planners, Media planners and buyers, Publicists, and more.

  • Public Safety, ed. 3

    Public Safety, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in public safety such as Airport security personnel, Bodyguards, Border patrol officers, Crime analysts, Detectives, Firefighters, Police officers, and more.

  • Publishing, ed. 3

    Publishing, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the publishing industry such as Art directors, Bindery workers, Columnists, Editors, Indexers, Reporters, Writers, and more.

  • Real Estate

    Real Estate

    Profiles jobs in the real estate industry such as Architects, Assessors and appraisers, Inspectors, Property and real estate managers, Real estate agents and brokers, and Title searchers and examiners.

  • Retail, ed. 3

    Retail, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in the retail industry such as Buyers, Cashiers, Florists, Pet shop workers, Supermarket workers, and more.

  • Sales

    Sales

    Profiles jobs in the sales industry such as Advertising account executives, Antiques and art dealers, Auctioneers, Commodities brokers, Counter and rental clerks, Financial services brokers, Insurance agents and brokers, and more.

  • Social Work, ed. 3

    Social Work, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in social work such as adult day care coordinators, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, career and employment counselors and technicians, hospice workers, and social workers.

  • Space Exploration

    Space Exploration

    Profiles jobs in space exploration such as Aerospace engineers, Astrobiologists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Avionics engineers and technicians, Chemical engineers, Pilots, and more.

  • Space Sciences, ed. 2

    Space Sciences, ed. 2

    From the history of space exploration to the future of 'space business', this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

  • Sports, ed. 4

    Sports, ed. 4

    Profiles jobs in sports such as Golf course superintendents, Groundsmanagers and groundskeepers, Jockeys, Professional athletes, Sports broadcasters and announcers, and more.

  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

    St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

    Includes more than 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performanc

  • Technicians, ed. 3

    Technicians, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in a broad range of environments, including factories, businesses, science labs, hospitals, and clinics. Job profiles include automobile service technicians, chemical technicians, laser technicians, robotics technicians, and welding technicians.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4

    Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 4: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 4: A Guide to Cancer and Its Treatments

    Comprehensive survey of cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

    Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 3

    Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

  • The Manhattan Project

    The Manhattan Project

    Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the background to the Manhattan Project; how the project development took form, the people involved in building the atom bomb, and how it led to the end of World War II.

  • Therapists, ed. 2

    Therapists, ed. 2

    Profiles jobs as therapists such as Aromatherapists, Art therapists, Grief therapists, Horticultural therapists, Hypnotherapists, Massage therapists, and more.

  • Transportation, ed. 3

    Transportation, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in transportation such as Air traffic controllers, Airplane dispatchers, Civil engineers, Customs officials, Industrial traffic managers, and more.

  • Travel & Hospitality, ed. 3

    Travel & Hospitality, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in travel and hospitality such as Baggage porters and bellhops, Bed and breakfast owners, Hotel concierges, Interpreters and translators, Ski resort workers, and Travel agents.

  • U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

    U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

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

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3

    UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3

    Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

    UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

    This alphabetically organized ten-volume set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. This edition features 204 new entries and 594 updated entries.

  • Wests Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2

    Wests Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2

    Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

  • What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

    What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

    Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.

  • What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?

    What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?

    In this book, readers will learn about the importance of the Earth's natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources.

  • What Is Weather?

    What Is Weather?

    This book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena--including clouds, rain, snow, and fog--and examines their relationship to each other to explain how weather works. Scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme.

  • What Is a Landform?

    What Is a Landform?

    In this book, readers learn about the variety of land formations found around the world--including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. Key information is highlighted in captions, text boxes, and a glossary, which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.

  • What Is a Life Cycle?

    What Is a Life Cycle?

    Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals--including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals--through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives.

  • What Is the Structure of a Plant?

    What Is the Structure of a Plant?

    This book explains features common to all plants' anatomy and their purpose in each plant's growth, how various types of plants absorb water, light, and nutrients to grow, and how distinct species have adapted for survival in their surroundings.

  • World War II Reference Library

    World War II Reference Library

    Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

  • Writing, ed. 3

    Writing, ed. 3

    Profiles jobs in writing such as Columnists, Comic book writers and editors, Editors, Food writers, Interpreters and translators, Medical transcriptionists, and more.