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  • 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.

  • American Decades Primary Sources

    American Decades Primary Sources

    Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

  • 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 Revolution

    American Revolution

    Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.

  • Amphibian

    Amphibian

    Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

  • Arctic and Antarctic

    Arctic and Antarctic

    Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.

  • Arms & Armour

    Arms & Armour

    Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.

  • Astronomy

    Astronomy

    Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.

  • Bird

    Bird

    Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

  • Castle

    Castle

    Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

  • Climate Change: In Context

    Climate Change: In Context

    Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

  • Crystal & Gem

    Crystal & Gem

    Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

  • Desert

    Desert

    Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

  • Early Humans

    Early Humans

    Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

  • Explorer

    Explorer

    Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

  • Fish

    Fish

    Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

  • Flying Machine

    Flying Machine

    Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

  • Fossil

    Fossil

    Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.

  • Future

    Future

    Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

  • Horse

    Horse

    Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

  • Human Body

    Human Body

    Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

  • Hurricane

    Hurricane

    Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

  • Insect

    Insect

    Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

  • Invention

    Invention

    Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

  • Jungle

    Jungle

    Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

  • Knight

    Knight

    Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

  • Mammal

    Mammal

    Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

  • Mythology

    Mythology

    Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.

  • 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.

  • North American Indian

    North American Indian

    Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

  • Ocean

    Ocean

    Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

  • Olympic Games

    Olympic Games

    Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.

  • Pirate

    Pirate

    Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

  • Plant

    Plant

    Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.

  • Pond & River

    Pond & River

    Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

  • Real-Life Math

    Real-Life Math

    Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

  • Reptile

    Reptile

    Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

  • Rock & Mineral

    Rock & Mineral

    Examines the beauty and importance of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones and provides insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

  • Seashore

    Seashore

    Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

  • Shark

    Shark

    Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

  • Shipwreck

    Shipwreck

    Provides an introduction to the world's most significant shipwrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.

  • Skeleton

    Skeleton

    Provides detailed information on human and animal skeletons, including their evolution, structure, and function.

  • Space Exploration

    Space Exploration

    Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    Provides an introduction to the Titanic, from its maiden voyage to its wreck on the ocean floor.

  • Tree

    Tree

    Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

    UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

    Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

  • Viking

    Viking

    Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

  • Volcano

    Volcano

    Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

  • Weather

    Weather

    Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

  • Whale

    Whale

    Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

  • World War I

    World War I

    Provides an introduction to World War I including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

  • World War II

    World War II

    Provides an introduction to World War II including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.