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  • Adoption, ed. 2: A Reference Handbook

    Adoption, ed. 2: A Reference Handbook

    Covers adoption by both historical and current authorities to reveal the ever-changing practice that affects the lives of millions of people around the globe.

  • Afghanistan

    Afghanistan

    Examines the genocide and persecution of the Afghani people.

  • Alcohol Information for Teens, ed. 2: Health Tips about Alcohol and Alcoholism

    Alcohol Information for Teens, ed. 2: Health Tips about Alcohol and Alcoholism

    Provides information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse.

  • Alternative Energy

    Alternative Energy

    This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

  • Americans at War

    Americans at War

    Covers major American conflicts from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. Illustrated articles cover both biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations, monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, hu

  • Animal Rights, ed. 2: A Reference Handbook

    Animal Rights, ed. 2: A Reference Handbook

    Features opinions on the fundamental issues, enduring controversies, and critical developments associated with animal rights.

  • Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 2

    Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 2

    Provides updated information about the specific types of autism spectrum disorders. It explains symptoms, assessment, and diagnosis of ASD and describes the importance of early interventions.

  • Cambodia

    Cambodia

    Examines the genocide and persecution of the Cambodian people.

  • Child Soldiers: A Reference Handbook

    Child Soldiers: A Reference Handbook

    This book exposes the role of children in war, describing where, why, and how children are deployed, the attempts made by international organizations to protect children, and the underlying political and cultural issues.

  • Domestic Violence: A Global View

    Domestic Violence: A Global View

    Presents the ways in which domestic abuse is viewed and handled by thirteen different representative countries from around the world. Provides information on the incidence or extent of the problem in each country, as well as specific programs and approaches that have been taken to prevent and control it.

  • Drug Information for Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips about the Physical and Mental Effects of Substance Abuse

    Drug Information for Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips about the Physical and Mental Effects of Substance Abuse

    Provides facts about drug use, abuse, and addiction. It describes the physical and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, ecstasy, and many other drugs and chemicals that are often abused.

  • Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

    Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

    This single-volume resource provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by drug name, each entry follows a standard format, allowing researchers to easily find the information they need and also to facilitate comparison between drugs.

  • 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.

  • Eating Disorders, ed. 2

    Eating Disorders, ed. 2

    Offers important facts, testimonies, and demonstrations that illustrate the serious dangers of eating disorders to help teens find a healthier way to deal with their problems.

  • Ecology: Plants, Animals, and the Environment

    Ecology: Plants, Animals, and the Environment

    Traces the origin of ecology and explains what it is and how it has developed over the years.

  • El Salvador and Guatemala

    El Salvador and Guatemala

    Examines the genocide and political persecution against the people of El Salvador and Guatemala.

  • Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

    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 Bioethics, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

    Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.

  • Encyclopedia of Catholicism

    Encyclopedia of Catholicism

    Covers the key people, movements, institutions, practices, and doctrines of Roman Catholicism from its earliest origins.

  • Mental Health Information for Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips about Mental Wellness and Mental Illness

    Mental Health Information for Teens, ed. 3: Health Tips about Mental Wellness and Mental Illness

    Offers updated information about maintaining mental wellness and coping with problems that commonly occur during the adolescent years. Includes topics on self-esteem issues, stress overload, family problems, heartbreak, and grief.

  • Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka

    Examines the genocide and persecution of Sri Lanka people, providing a history and overview of the conflict between the Sinhala majority and Tamil minority.

  • Tibet

    Tibet

    Examines the history of genocide and political persecution of the people of Tibet.

  • Uganda

    Uganda

    Examines the genocide and persecution of Uganda's people, since it became independent in 1962, who have endured serious violations and denial of their fundamental human and civil rights.

  • Women and Crime: A Reference Handbook

    Women and Crime: A Reference Handbook

    This book examines how women's patterns of offending have changed over time in America, from the Colonial period to the present, providing a historical overview of women's criminal activities.

  • Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook

    Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook

    Provides an account of how women have served in combat roles and explains the ongoing controversy surrounding efforts to legalize combat assignments for female service members.