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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.

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

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, v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 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, v. 3

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

American Revolution

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

Amphibian

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding animal rights.

Arctic and Antarctic

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

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

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

Bird

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

Butterfly

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Castle

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

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2015

Provides information on the prevalence, causes, and devastating consequences of this type of violence. Also covers the challenges that domestic violence and child abuse pose to the legal system.

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

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.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.

Crystal & Gem

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

Desert

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

Dinosaur

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

Early Humans

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

Electronic America, ed. 2015

Discusses how the United States has been affected by the rapid development and adoption of new electronic devices, programs, and other technologies.

Energy, ed. 2015

Presents the latest information on U.S. energy consumption and production, compared with years past. Controversial issues such as the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the possibility of exhausting fossil fuel supplies, and the harm done to the environment by mining, drilling, and pollution are explored.

Explorer

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

Fish

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

Flying Machine

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

Fossil

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

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.

Gambling in America

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gambling, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering.

Growing Up, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's youth.

Gun Control, ed. 2015

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gun control, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

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

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

Hurricane

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

Insect

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

Invention

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

Jungle

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

Knight

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

Legal and Illegal Immigration, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding legal and illegal immigration.

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

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

National Security, ed. 2015

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on U. S. national security, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

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

Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

Ocean

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

Olympic Games

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

Pirate

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Plant

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

Pond & River

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

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

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

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

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

Shark

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

Shipwreck

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

Skeleton

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

Social Welfare, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's homeless.

Space Exploration

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

The American Economy, ed. 2015

Describes the vast size and scope of the American economy, explains how it functions, and examines some of the challenges it faces, such as inflation, government regulation, off-shoring, and corporate scandals.

The Health Care System, ed. 2015

Examines the state of the nation's health care system, the education and training of health care providers, and the various types of health care institutions. The ever increasing cost of health care, prevalence of insurance, mental health care, and a comparison of health care throughout the world are also covered.

Titanic

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

Tree

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

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

Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

Volcano

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

Water, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding water resources.

Weather

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

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

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

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.

Environment

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.

Amphibian

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

Bird

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

Butterfly

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Climate Change

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.

Desert

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

Fish

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

Horse

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

Hurricane

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

Insect

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

Jungle

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

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.

Ocean

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

Pond & River

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

Reptile

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

Seashore

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

Shark

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

Volcano

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

Weather

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

Whale

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

General Reference

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.

History

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, v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 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, v. 3

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

American Revolution

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

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.

Castle

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

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.

Early Humans

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

Explorer

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

Knight

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

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.

Olympic Games

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

Pirate

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Shipwreck

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

Titanic

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

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

Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

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

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.

Law

Gun Control, ed. 2015

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gun control, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

National Security, ed. 2015

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on U. S. national security, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

Literature

Mythology

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

Multicultural Studies

North American Indian

Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

Nation and World

Explorer

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

Science

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.

Arctic and Antarctic

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

Astronomy

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

Crystal & Gem

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

Dinosaur

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

Fish

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

Fossil

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

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

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

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

Hurricane

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

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.

Ocean

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

Plant

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

Pond & River

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

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

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

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

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

Shark

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

Skeleton

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

Tree

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

Volcano

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

Whale

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

Social Science

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.

Animal Rights, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding animal rights.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2015

Provides information on the prevalence, causes, and devastating consequences of this type of violence. Also covers the challenges that domestic violence and child abuse pose to the legal system.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.

Electronic America, ed. 2015

Discusses how the United States has been affected by the rapid development and adoption of new electronic devices, programs, and other technologies.

Energy, ed. 2015

Presents the latest information on U.S. energy consumption and production, compared with years past. Controversial issues such as the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the possibility of exhausting fossil fuel supplies, and the harm done to the environment by mining, drilling, and pollution are explored.

Gambling in America

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gambling, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering.

Growing Up, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's youth.

Gun Control, ed. 2015

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gun control, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Legal and Illegal Immigration, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding legal and illegal immigration.

National Security, ed. 2015

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on U. S. national security, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

Social Welfare, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's homeless.

The American Economy, ed. 2015

Describes the vast size and scope of the American economy, explains how it functions, and examines some of the challenges it faces, such as inflation, government regulation, off-shoring, and corporate scandals.

The Health Care System, ed. 2015

Examines the state of the nation's health care system, the education and training of health care providers, and the various types of health care institutions. The ever increasing cost of health care, prevalence of insurance, mental health care, and a comparison of health care throughout the world are also covered.

Water, ed. 2015

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding water resources.

Technology

Castle

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

Flying Machine

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

Invention

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

Space Exploration

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

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