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  • A-Z of Careers & Jobs, ed. 15

    A-Z of Careers & Jobs, ed. 15

    Looks at numerous career opportunities, and describes the skills employers are looking for and the type of qualifications and training needed in order to succeed in a chosen career path.

  • Activating the Desire to Learn

    Activating the Desire to Learn

    Provides an overview of the research on internal motivation. Includes strategies for activating internal motivation at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Provides suggestions on how to assess degrees of student motivation and guidelines for integrating the principles of internal motivation with standards-based instruction.

  • 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.

  • Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement

    Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement

    Presents the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts--from establishing a mission to differentiating supervision based on measures of success. Includes a nine-step curriculum planning and development process and the 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis.

  • 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 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 Decades

    American Decades

    Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

  • 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

    American Eras

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

  • 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.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 5

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 5

    Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 6

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 6

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

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 7

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 7

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

  • American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 8

    American Eras: Primary Sources, Vol. 8

    Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

  • American History Through Literature 1820-1870

    American History Through Literature 1820-1870

    Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is 'new historicist' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

  • American History Through Literature 1870-1920

    American History Through Literature 1870-1920

    Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is 'new historicist' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

  • American Home Front in World War II

    American Home Front in World War II

    Examines the effect of World War II on people living in America. The Almanac discusses major events on the home front, including the changing role of women, Civil Defense and the draft. Biographies highlights 26 key figures, such as John L. Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer and others. Primary Sources includes primary material from a variety of sources, including speeches, documents and other material.

  • American Law Yearbook 2011: A Guide to the Year's Major Legal Cases and Developments

    American Law Yearbook 2011: A Guide to the Year's Major Legal Cases and Developments

    An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

  • American Revolution

    American Revolution

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

  • American Revolution Reference Library

    American Revolution Reference Library

    This 4-vol. set supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.

  • 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

  • Amphibian

    Amphibian

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

  • Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

    The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

  • Ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egypt

    Explores the field of Egyptology and archaeological digs. Covers topics such as pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies in Ancient Egypt.

  • Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

    Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World

    Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.

  • Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

  • Ancient Rome

    Ancient Rome

    Documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

  • Antigua Grecia

    Antigua Grecia

    Explore la fascinante vida de los antiguos griegos hace 2,000 anos: desde sus hogares hasta sus dioses y mitos, y desde sus extraordinarios cientificos hasta sus primeros juegos olimpicos.

  • Antigua Roma

    Antigua Roma

    Explore la asombrosa historia de la Roma antigua: desde su vasto imperio y sus sorprendentes proezas de ingenieria, hasta el menu de una cena de gala romana y las despiadadas luchas de los gladiadores en la arena.

  • Antiguo Egipto

    Antiguo Egipto

    Explore las increibles riquezas de la corte de los faraones y de cualquier egipcio, desde sorprendentes joyas, herramientas y juguetes hasta momias eternas.

  • 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.

  • Art

    Art

    Covers all of the key movements in Western art history, from Classicism to conceptual art and profiles many of the world's greatest artists.

  • Arts and Entertainment

    Arts and Entertainment

    Provides a brief overview and the tools necessary to transition into a career in the art and entertainment industry. Profiles include Actor, Choreographer/fight director, Critic, Editor, Fashion designer, Photographer, and more.

  • 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.

  • Aspergers Syndrome

    Aspergers Syndrome

    Explores Asperger's syndrome in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Asteroids and Meteorites: Catastrophic Collisions with Earth

    Asteroids and Meteorites: Catastrophic Collisions with Earth

    Examines the many craters on Earth that have formed as a result of meteorites or asteroids crashing into the planet, excavating huge holes and wreaking widespread destruction on the landscape.

  • Astronomy

    Astronomy

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

  • Astronomy

    Astronomy

    Explores the origins of the universe, the history of astronomy, the Solar System, and outer galaxies. Includes star charts and a guide to constellations which locate stars, galaxies and other objects in the night sky.

  • 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.

  • Ballistics

    Ballistics

    Explores the science of forensic ballistics, how it is used to solve crimes, and how it contributes to the conviction of criminals.

  • 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.

  • Beijing & Shanghai

    Beijing & Shanghai

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports

    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports

    Provides numerous articles written by sports experts and athletes that describe and explain extreme sports. Also includes biographies on leading athletes, essays on extreme sports venues, and articles on social issues.

  • Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

    An encyclopedia on the history of sports in the world. Major topics include 300 modern and traditional sports in 75 nations, cultural and social paradigms and perspectives, college and youth sports, competitions and major events, major sports venues, and the evolution of media coverage. Volumes include 500 articles supplemented by over 1,000 illustrations and sidebars.

  • Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility

    Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility

    Describes a purposeful classroom structure that relies on four phases. Included with the description of each phase are practical strategies that help teachers use this approach, plus tips on how to differentiate instruction, make effective use of class time, and plan backwards from learning objectives.

  • Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, 10th Anniversary ed.

    Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, 10th Anniversary ed.

    Instructs educators to create positive learning environments that prevent discipline problems from occurring. Explains why classroom management approaches that rely on rewards and punishments actually prolong behavior problems; how to turn misbehavior into teaching opportunities; and why changing curriculum can solve discipline problems.

  • Big Cats

    Big Cats

    Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

  • Biology

    Biology

    Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology and contains color illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary.

  • Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

    Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

    Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

  • Bird

    Bird

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

  • Birds

    Birds

    Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

  • Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2: Classic and Emerging Authors since 1950

    Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2: Classic and Emerging Authors since 1950

    Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

  • Blackmail and Bribery

    Blackmail and Bribery

    Examines the crimes of blackmail and bribery, how they're investigated, and how criminals are prosecuted.

  • Body Farms

    Body Farms

    Explores the science of forensic anthropology and describes how body farms are used to further research developments in forensic science.

  • Boston, Rev. ed.

    Boston, Rev. ed.

    Provides travel information on Boston; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

  • Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2: Pop Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century America

    Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2: Pop Culture of 20th- and 21st-Century America

    Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

  • Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

    Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

    The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through

  • Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

    Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

    Explains how educators can build safe and supportive classroom communities for students with learning disabilities; improve the focus of students with attention disorders; and create a rich and inviting learning environment for all students in an inclusive classroom.

  • Bugs

    Bugs

    Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

  • Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools

    Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools

    Explains why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and describes how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.

  • Building Literacy in Social Studies: Strategies for Improving Comprehension and Critical Thinking

    Building Literacy in Social Studies: Strategies for Improving Comprehension and Critical Thinking

    Provides research-based techniques that will motivate students to excel in social studies classes. Explains how to organize learning environments and student groups to reinforce literacy instruction and knowledge of democratic principles.

  • 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.

  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

  • Career Information Center, ed. 9

    Career Information Center, ed. 9

    Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.

  • Career Information Center, ed. 10

    Career Information Center, ed. 10

    Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, a

  • Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, ed. 2

    Career Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, ed. 2

    Features more than 90 job profiles in the casino and gaming industry and includes appendixes covering professional organizations, schools, associations, unions, and casinos. Career profiles include Blackjack dealer, Casino Host, Concierge, Hotel publicist and more.

  • Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

    Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

    Profiles 69 career opportunities in the field of conservation and the environment such as agriculture, education, engineering, law, and science. Jobs can be found in such diverse settings as nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, utilities, and other public and private businesses.

  • Career Opportunities in Journalism

    Career Opportunities in Journalism

    Covers careers in a variety of contexts, from newspapers and broadcasting to education and new media; includes listings of related educational programs, professional associations and publications, companies, and internship and scholarship resources.

  • Career Opportunities in Radio

    Career Opportunities in Radio

    Offers career information in radio. Profiles include news, sports, sales, management, publicrelations, traffic, engineering, and programming.

  • Career Opportunities in Real Estate

    Career Opportunities in Real Estate

    Offers career information in real estate. Profiles include real estate sales and leasing, real estate lending, property management, property development, and real estate acquisitions and analysis.

  • Career Opportunities in Science, ed. 2

    Career Opportunities in Science, ed. 2

    Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Actuary, Biochemist, Bioinformatics scientist, Ecologist, and more.

  • Career Opportunities in the Armed Forces, ed. 2

    Career Opportunities in the Armed Forces, ed. 2

    Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Aerospace engineer, Air traffic controller, Aircraft mechanic, Building electrician, Computer systems specialist, and more.

  • Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2

    Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2

    Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Brand manager, Buyer, Graphic artist, retail, Greeter, Sales associate, TV shopping channel show host, and more.

  • Castillos

    Castillos

    Explore el mundo de los castillos medievales y como era realmente la vida de la gente que vivia dentro de sus poderosas almenas.

  • Castle

    Castle

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

  • Cell Phones

    Cell Phones

    Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on cell phone innovation in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

  • Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom

    Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom

    Explores formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. Includes types of oral language (speaking and listening) strategies; ways to use writing to check for understanding; student response techniques that increase participation and engagement; projects and performances that are easily integrated into daily classroom practice; and test items that help plan further instruction.

  • Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

    Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

    Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.

  • Chemical Compounds

    Chemical Compounds

    Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scienti

  • Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

    Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

    Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

  • Chick

    Chick

    Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

  • 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.

  • Classical Music

    Classical Music

    Explores over 1,000 years of classical music, from medieval chants to contemporary symphonies. Examines the lives and work of the great composers, from Mozart to Cage.

  • Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

    Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

    Provides educators with guidelines and steps for designing a comprehensive assessment program that ensures assessments and grades lead to timely, accurate feedback on specific, standards-based learning goals.

  • Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

    Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement

    Identifies nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning and explains the details of each including: studies in effect size and percentile gain units; guiding principles for using the strategies; and classroom examples of model instructional practice.

  • Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

    Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

    Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students.

  • Cleaning Up the Environment: Hazardous Waste Technology

    Cleaning Up the Environment: Hazardous Waste Technology

    Explores current and emerging methods in pollution cleanup.

  • Climate Change: Shifting Glaciers, Deserts, and Climate Belts

    Climate Change: Shifting Glaciers, Deserts, and Climate Belts

    Examines different aspects of climate change, including the causes on different time scales, the human-induced climate changes over the past 200 years, and the effect that climate change has on the environment.

  • Climate Change

    Climate Change

    Examines the impact of global warming on the planet, and what can be done to combat climate change.

  • 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.

  • Cold War Reference Library

    Cold War Reference Library

    Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

  • Colonial America Reference Library

    Colonial America Reference Library

    The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

  • Comic Art of the United States through 2000, Animation and Cartoons: An International Bibliography

    Comic Art of the United States through 2000, Animation and Cartoons: An International Bibliography

    Provides information on U.S. and Canadian comic art, animation, caricature, and gag, political, illustrative, and magazine cartoons. Provides citations of books, chapters, articles, and 'fugitive' materials gleaned from a variety of sources worldwide, including many periodicals and journals.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction: Building a Strong Foundation for Reasoning and Problem Solving

    Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction: Building a Strong Foundation for Reasoning and Problem Solving

    Presents an instructional approach that helps students in every grade level understand math concepts so they can apply them on assessments, across the curriculum, and outside of school. Provides teaching practices and lesson ideas that give students a stronger foundation for reasoning and problem solving.

  • Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning

    Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2: From Freedom of Speech to Flag Burning

    Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.

  • Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2016

    Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2016

    Covering nearly 200 countries, this yearbook is filled with background notes reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover geography, history, government and political conditions, economy, and state of relations with the United States.

  • Cracow

    Cracow

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Cracow in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

    Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

    Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

  • Croatia

    Croatia

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Croatia in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Crystal & Gem

    Crystal & Gem

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

  • Cuba

    Cuba

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Cuba in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Cybercrime

    Cybercrime

    Explores the world of computer forensics. Offers crime technology statistics from computer viruses and e-mail spam to identity theft, sexual harassment, and hate crimes. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

  • DK Guide to Dinosaurs

    DK Guide to Dinosaurs

    Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

  • DK Guide to Mammals

    DK Guide to Mammals

    Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

  • DK Guide to Savage Earth

    DK Guide to Savage Earth

    Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.

  • DK Guide to Weather

    DK Guide to Weather

    Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

  • DK Guide to the Human Body

    DK Guide to the Human Body

    Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

  • Desert

    Desert

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

  • Desert

    Desert

    Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

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

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.

  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    Explores the field of paleontology and other professions related to the study of dinosaurs and the collection of fossils.

  • Dinosaurios

    Dinosaurios

    Explore la vida de los prehistoricos amos de la tierra y descubre como los antiguos fosiles y huellas revelan un mundo impresionante.

  • Drama for Students, Vol. 1

    Drama for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

  • Duck

    Duck

    Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

  • Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

    Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

    This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).

  • Early Humans

    Early Humans

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

  • Earth

    Earth

    Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

  • Earth Science: Decade by Decade

    Earth Science: Decade by Decade

    Explores and examines the scientific and technologic advances that occurred during the 20th century.

  • EdSpeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon

    EdSpeak: A Glossary of Education Terms, Phrases, Buzzwords, and Jargon

    Provides a glossary of the terminology used in the education profession.

  • Educating Everybodys Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, Rev. and Expanded, 2nd ed.

    Educating Everybodys Children: Diverse Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners, Rev. and Expanded, 2nd ed.

    Provides educators with information on how to teach students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups. Includes dozens of subject-specific strategies for math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. Also includes strategies for increasing the achievement of immigrant and refugee children.

  • 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.

  • Egypt, Rev. ed.

    Egypt, Rev. ed.

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Egypt in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • El Cambio Clim   tico

    El Cambio Clim tico

    Descubre como la actividad del ser humano afecta a nuestro planeta y repasa las alternativas. Averigua como el hielo nos desvela la historia del cambio climatico a lo largo de los milenios.

  • El Petr   leo

    El Petr leo

    Explore los combustibles osiles: de donde vienen, que uso les damos, y que efectos tienen en nuestro planeta.

  • Electronics

    Electronics

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

  • Elizabethan World Reference Library

    Elizabethan World Reference Library

    Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

  • Employment

    Employment

    This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

  • Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction

    Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction

    Covers adventure fiction, from literary classics such as Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent to tales for younger readers, such as Treasure Island and The Wizard of Oz, to the finest of today's adventure stories.

  • Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2

    A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community..

  • Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics

    Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics

    Covers basic topics in American government--from the Bill of Rights through voting processes--as well as contemporary issues, such as abortion, capital punishment, and Social Security.

  • Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

    Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

    Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more 'literary' guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

  • 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 Clothing and Fashion

    Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

    A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.

  • Encyclopedia of Ecology

    Encyclopedia of Ecology

    Covers the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. Includes topics such as behavioral ecology, ecological processes, ecological modeling, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, global ecology, human ecology, and system ecology.

  • 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 Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

    Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

    This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

  • Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

    Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

  • Encyclopedia of Life Science

    Encyclopedia of Life Science

    Rrovides historical perspectives, portrays science as a human endeavor, and gives insight into the process of scientific inquiry by incorporating biographical profiles of people who have contributed significantly to the development of the life sciences.

  • 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, Technology, and Ethics

    Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

    This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

  • 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.

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 24

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 24

    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.

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 25

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 25

    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.

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 26

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 26

    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.

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 27

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 27

    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.

  • Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 28

    Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, Vol. 28

    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.

  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

    Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed dow

  • Encyclopedia of the American Presidency

    Encyclopedia of the American Presidency

    A definitive guide to the role of the president from the American Revolution through the present day and spans the relationship between the executive and the other branches of government, court cases, elections, political opponents, scandals, and more.

  • Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

    Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

    A three-volume survey of the military aspects of the American Revolutionary War, covering the period 1763-1783. The alphabetically arranged entries include biographies as well as discussions of campaigns and strategy; battles, skirmishes, and naval actions; weaponry; political issues and events; and how the European powers participated in the conflict. For students, historians, and general readers.

  • Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

    Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

    This 2-vol. set encompasses nearly two decades of American history, beginning with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s, through the 1929 stock market crash, the gradual recovery during the 1930s with Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and World War II. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture.

  • Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire

    Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire

    Surveys the world's greatest literature about empires and imperialism, written by citizens of these empires and the colonized people who lived under their rule. Examine authors, classic works, themes, and concepts, all related to particular empires in history or the general topics of imperialism and colonialism.

  • Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

    Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

    A three-volume survey of the formative years of the United States, starting just prior to the American Revolution and ending with the inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829. Presents 671 alphabetically arranged entries focusing on the major political markers and milestones, as well as the art, music, literature and daily life, of this period. For secondary and college students, researchers, and general readers.

  • Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

    Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

    Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.

  • Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution

    Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution

    Covers the people, court cases, historical events, and terms relating to one of the most studied political documents in schools across the country, the United States Constitution.

  • Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2: A Framework for Teaching

    Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2: A Framework for Teaching

    Provides a framework for successful teaching practice. Includes applications for state standards, formative assessments, and school specialists.

  • 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.

  • 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 Science: In Context

    Environmental Science: In Context

    Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

  • Environmental Science Experiments

    Environmental Science Experiments

    Offers students and teachers the tools to explore various environmental issues; includes hands-on activities to learn more about environmental problems and what can be done to solve them.

  • Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

    Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

    A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

  • Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

    Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

    A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.

  • Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

    Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

    A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

  • Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management, and Entrepreneurship

    Everyday Finance: Economics, Personal Money Management, and Entrepreneurship

    Provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business.

  • Evolution: The History of Life on Earth

    Evolution: The History of Life on Earth

    Examines the impact evolution has had on society, on modern medicine including the birth of genetic science in the early 1900s and the discovery that genes were made of DNA in the 1950s.

  • Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

    Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

    Provides educators with information on how to provide motivational and challenging math instruction for middle and high school students. Includes advice on setting up the classroom, planning learning experiences, and assessing results.

  • Explorer

    Explorer

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

  • Explorer

    Explorer

    Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

  • Extreme Weather

    Extreme Weather

    Describes a wide variety of extreme weather such as tornadoes, droughts, storms and extreme hot and cold temperatures.

  • 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

  • Favorite Childrens Authors and Illustrators, ed. 2

    Favorite Childrens Authors and Illustrators, ed. 2

    This collection provides child-friendly essays about popular storytellers in large type, and includes a list of selected works, quotes, abundant photos, and sources for further reading.

  • Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

    Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

    This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the 'Lost Generation,' lesbian literature, and much more

  • Film

    Film

    Explores every aspect of film and provides pointers on how to watch and understand films of different types, styles, and periods. Profiles the most important historical and contemporary directors, actors, producers, and studios.

  • Film

    Film

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

  • Fish

    Fish

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

  • Floods: Hazards of Surface and Groundwater Systems

    Floods: Hazards of Surface and Groundwater Systems

    Examines the processes that control the development and flow in stream and river systems and discusses how and when these processes become hazardous.

  • Flying Machine

    Flying Machine

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

  • Forensic Biology

    Forensic Biology

    Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.

  • Forensic Science

    Forensic Science

    Covers theories, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. Includes specific types of investigations; both general and specific investigative techniques; specialized equipment; and types of evidence. Examines aspects of chemical and biological agents as well as specific types of injuries, diseases, and other medical conditions.

  • Forensic Science

    Forensic Science

    Explores the groundbreaking methods scientists use to solve crimes--from fingerprinting to DNA sampling.

  • Forensic Science Experiments

    Forensic Science Experiments

    Features experiments that will help students get a firm grasp on concepts in the field of forensic science. Each experiment is a self-contained unit with its own further resources, tips for the teacher, and links to the National Science Education Standards and allows students to think independently and build on their own base of science knowledge.

  • Forest

    Forest

    Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

  • Fossil

    Fossil

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

  • Fox

    Fox

    Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

  • Frog

    Frog

    Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

  • From Green Industries to Green Jobs

    From Green Industries to Green Jobs

    Presents occupational profiles, alongside overviews of the green job that cover such details as, what job it is most similar to, what skills are required to perform the job, and what a typical day in the life of that job is like.

  • 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.

  • Future-Focused Leadership: Preparing Schools, Students, and Communities for Tomorrow's Realities

    Future-Focused Leadership: Preparing Schools, Students, and Communities for Tomorrow's Realities

    Instructs educators on how to be future-focused leaders. Includes trends that will affect education; ways to scan the environment and the world at large; a plan for setting priorities based on probabilities; a 4-step issue management process; steps to developing plausible scenarios for guiding strategic planning; and activities that make up a future-focused communications system.

  • Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing

    Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing

    This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the social aspects of internet marketing.

  • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

    Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

    Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

  • Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

    Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

    Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

    Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

    This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

    This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws

  • 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.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War

    Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: War

    Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics

    Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics

    Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War

    Gale Encyclopedia of World History: War

    Provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments

    Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments

    Provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect, and are affected by, social change.

  • Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

    Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

    Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

  • Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America

    Gale Library of Daily Life: Slavery in America

    Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

  • Genetic Engineering: Manipulating the Mechanisms of Life

    Genetic Engineering: Manipulating the Mechanisms of Life

    Traces the history of genetic science up to the present day and proposes some thoughts about how it is likely to affect the future.

  • Genocide and International Justice

    Genocide and International Justice

    Discusses the field of comparative genocide studies and outlines the stages of the Holocaust and provides detailed case studies examining ethnocide among Native Americans in the pre-colonial and early colonial period. Covers details about the various acts of genocide by the Mongols in Central Asia and the Armenian genocide, as well as the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur.

  • Getting to

    Getting to "Got It!": Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn

    Explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how educators can infuse their lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that influence students to become better, more independent learners.

  • Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History

    Global Events: Milestone Events Throughout History

    Features more than 830 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Covering ancient civilizations to the present, important events in history are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

  • Global Warming

    Global Warming

    Explores specific case studies, including the United States, Brazil, Australia, Germany, and China, analyzing the effects each country has had on the climate and the steps they are taking to ensure a sustainable future.

  • Going Green

    Going Green

    Examines the issues surrounding the environment and provides an overview of the topic.

  • Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

    Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

    Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

  • Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

    Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

    A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

  • Grandes Cient   ficos

    Grandes Cient ficos

    Examina los logros de los principales cientificos e inventores del mundo, y descubre como su trabajo cambio para siempre la vida de todos los humanos.

  • Great Musicians

    Great Musicians

    Covers history's greatest music makers, from Beethoven to the Beatles.

  • Green Property, ed. 2: Buying, Developing and Investing in Eco-Friendly Property, and Becoming More Energy Efficient

    Green Property, ed. 2: Buying, Developing and Investing in Eco-Friendly Property, and Becoming More Energy Efficient

    A guide to buying, developing and investing in environmentally-friendly property, and making one's home more energy-efficient.

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Extinction

    This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

    Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

  • Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem Renaissance

    This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

  • Help! I Cant Swim!: A Story about Safety in Water

    Help! I Cant Swim!: A Story about Safety in Water

    Illustrates prevention of a swimming accident through the story of a group of friends that help rescue a boy who cannot swim.

  • History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide

    History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide

    Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

  • History in Dispute, Vol. 1

    History in Dispute, Vol. 1

    This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

  • History of World Trade Since 1450

    History of World Trade Since 1450

    History of World Trade Since 1450 starts at a year regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration and examines how the hunt for new resources and markets during that period resulted in the establishment of colonies in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The set looks at the Industrial Revolution, the rise of capitalism and the effects of imperialism on the global economy.

  • 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.

  • How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2

    How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2

    Provides educators with ideas on matching instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students: learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Describes ways of structuring lessons to provide 'scaffolds' for the lesson content, the procedures used in learning, and the products of learning.

  • How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

    How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

    Provides a quick and effective course from the perspective of the pursuit of business growth, and describes a business proceeding from initial set-up through its first year of trading.

  • Human Body

    Human Body

    Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.

  • Human Body

    Human Body

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

  • Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

    Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

    Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

  • Human Trafficking

    Human Trafficking

    Provides an examination of this controversial topic and describes the suffering caused by human trafficking as well as the financial, cultural, and other conditions that make trafficking within national borders possible.

  • Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

    Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

    These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

  • Hurricane

    Hurricane

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

  • IQ and Aptitude Tests

    IQ and Aptitude Tests

    Contains numerous practice questions together with answers, explanations and a guide to assessing performance. Provides several IQ tests together with verbal, spatial and numerical aptitude tests. Includes tests of word meanings, grammar and comprehension, advanced verbal aptitude, logical analysis, mental arithmetic, numerical sequences, and number problems.

  • Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

    Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

    Explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how educators can use an approach that increases student success. Offers step-by-step instructions for developing a curriculum document, planning your instructional activities, choosing a set of classroom assessment tasks, and recording meaningful feedback on student performance.

  • India, Rev. ed.

    India, Rev. ed.

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places India in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Industrial Revolution Reference Library

    Industrial Revolution Reference Library

    Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.

  • Infectious Diseases: In Context

    Infectious Diseases: In Context

    Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.

  • Information Technology

    Information Technology

    Provides a brief overview and the tools necessary to transition into a career in the information technology industry. Profiles include computer programmer, computer repair technician, database administrator, and more.

  • Insect

    Insect

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

  • Inspiring Active Learning: A Complete Handbook for Today's Teachers, Expanded 2nd ed.

    Inspiring Active Learning: A Complete Handbook for Today's Teachers, Expanded 2nd ed.

    Provides practical options for handling the teachers' many tasks: from beginning a class to maintaining engagement, from motivating slackers to managing disrupters, from building efficient routines to cushioning student anxiety, and numerous other workable strategies.

  • Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids

    Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids

    Explains how the combination of the Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design frameworks can ensure all students are learning at maximum levels. Describes how a curriculum built on the goal of student understanding, integrated with instructional approaches that emphasize reaching every learner, can provide teachers with more specific teaching targets and more flexible ways to reach them.

  • Internet and Media

    Internet and Media

    Provides a brief overview as well as self-assessment questions and interviews with professionals. Profiles include animator, day trader, Ebay seller, web designer, and more.

  • Invention

    Invention

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

  • Inventors and Inventions

    Inventors and Inventions

    Covers inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System. Explores the early life of each inventor, their education and professional life, and their contributions to society. Surveys the history of technological advancements in fields such as agriculture, transportation, communication, entertainment, textiles, medicine, and others.

  • Jungle

    Jungle

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

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

    Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.

  • 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 Physical Geography

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

    Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

    A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

    Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

    Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories. Includes details on Canada's arts, climate, government, health, languages, notable persons, and ethnic groups.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

    Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

    Presents profiles of 193 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

  • Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

    Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

  • Kitten

    Kitten

    Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

  • Knight

    Knight

    Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

  • La Ciencia Forense

    La Ciencia Forense

    Sigue a los investigadores forenses mientras ponen en practica todas sus tecnicas, desde los retratos robot hasta el analisis del ADN.

  • Lamb, Rev

    Lamb, Rev

    Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

  • Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

    Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

    Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

  • 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.

  • Learning on Display: Student-Created Museums That Build Understanding

    Learning on Display: Student-Created Museums That Build Understanding

    Provides educators with information on how to plan creative museum projects that target content standards and develop students' understanding of required subject matter.

  • Learning-Driven Schools: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Principals

    Learning-Driven Schools: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Principals

    Explores the research on learning and describes how teachers can work backwards from learning goals to ensure all students reach their maximum potential. Also describes how to extend this learning-driven approach beyond the classroom to ensure that teacher supervision and professional development programs emphasize learner outcomes.

  • 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.

  • Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements

    Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements

    Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

  • Literary Newsmakers for Students, Vol. 1

    Literary Newsmakers for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

  • Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

    Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

    Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

  • Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

    Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

    Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.

  • Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

    Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

    Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

  • Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

    Literature and Its Times: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

    Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

  • Literature and Its Times Supplement 1: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

    Literature and Its Times Supplement 1: Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them

    Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

  • Living with Allergies

    Living with Allergies

    Examines the consequences of day-to-day life, where to go for help and features real-life examples of people struggling with allergies.

  • Living with Eating Disorders

    Living with Eating Disorders

    Examines the consequences of day-to-day life, where to go for help and features real-life examples of people struggling with eating disorders.

  • Loire Valley, Rev. ed.

    Loire Valley, Rev. ed.

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

    Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

    Provides educators with information that will ensure that state standards lead to higher student achievement. Describes how to sequence content and set up grading scales that help facilitate formative assessment and effective instruction. Provides steps for converting standards into guidelines that are more useful to classroom teachers.

  • 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.

  • Mammals

    Mammals

    Presents an overview of mammals, including their history, various kinds, physical characteristics, behavior, and endangered and extinct species.

  • Managing Diverse Classrooms: How to Build on Students' Cultural Strengths

    Managing Diverse Classrooms: How to Build on Students' Cultural Strengths

    Discusses some of the most powerful cultural differences that can lead to classroom conflict for many students and how educators can capitalize on these differences to make their classroom a harmonious, productive environment.

  • Managing Your Classroom With Heart: A Guide for Nurturing Adolescent Learners

    Managing Your Classroom With Heart: A Guide for Nurturing Adolescent Learners

    Provides an approach to classroom management that deals with accepting teenage students as they are and recognizing what they need: a connection with the curriculum; a sense of order; and most essentially, a sense that someone cares.

  • Marine Science: Decade by Decade

    Marine Science: Decade by Decade

    Documents the history of marine science throughout the 20th century, from Swedish hydrographer Otto Pettersson to Wallace Broecker's breakthrough understanding of the oceanic conveyor belt, this handbook highlights the progression of marine science.

  • Mathematics

    Mathematics

    Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field. For academic readers.

  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, ed. 10

    McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, ed. 10

    Provides understandable and authoritative information on numerous topics in the various fields of science and technology. Features entries written by international leaders in science and technology.

  • 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.

  • Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

    Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

    A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

  • Mesopotamia

    Mesopotamia

    Explore el comienzo de la civilizacion en la 'tierra entre los rios', desde las primeras ciudades-estado hasta los grandes imperios.

  • Middle Ages Reference Library

    Middle Ages Reference Library

    Covers the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times; includes biographical essays on significant individuals of the era; and presents a collection of excerpts from relevant letters, journal entries, poems and more from the era.

  • Middle East Conflict Reference Library

    Middle East Conflict Reference Library

    Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.

  • Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed

    Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed

    Describes how educators can collaborate with others to reverse poor motivation, reward student success, and realize higher achievement in even the most challenged school districts.

  • Mouse

    Mouse

    Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

  • 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.

  • Mythology

    Mythology

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

  • Mythology

    Mythology

    Covers mythology around the globe, from the classic Greek to lesser known Malaysian. Provides synopses of the great myths from antiquity to the present. Various gods are cataloged by subject to enable comparisons of distant civilizations.

  • Natural Gas and Hydrogen

    Natural Gas and Hydrogen

    Describes the technology and scale of the infrastructure that has evolved to produce, transport, and consume natural gas. It emphasizes the business of natural gas production and the energy futures markets that have evolved as vehicles for both speculation and risk management.

  • New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

    New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

    Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

  • Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works

    Nonfiction Classics for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Nonfiction Works

    Provides critical overviews on the most frequently studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs. Includes discussions of literary format, themes, and structure.

  • North American Indian

    North American Indian

    Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

  • Novels for Students, Vol. 1

    Novels for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

  • Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear Energy

    Discusses the physics and technology of energy production, reactor design, nuclear safety, the relationship between commercial nuclear power and nuclear proliferation, and attempts made by the United States to resolve the problem of nuclear waste disposal.

  • Ocean

    Ocean

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

  • Ocean

    Ocean

    Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

  • Oc   anos

    Oc anos

    Explore el mundo acuatico que cubre gran parte de nuestro planeta y las increibles criaturas que viven en lo profundo.

  • Olympic Games

    Olympic Games

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

  • Online Social Networks

    Online Social Networks

    Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on online social networks in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

  • Outdoor Careers

    Outdoor Careers

    Provides a comprehensive overview of outdoor careers such as adventure travel guide, dog trainer, farmer, fishing vessel operator, forester, horse trainer, and more.

  • Owl

    Owl

    Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

  • Penguin

    Penguin

    Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

  • Personal Finance

    Personal Finance

    This book guides readers in making prudent decisions about spending, saving, and borrowing, walking them through major life events, such as buying or renting a home, purchasing or leasing a car, and saving for college and retirement. It also offers practical guidance about purchasing insurance, applying for government benefits, and being an informed consumer.

  • Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

    Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

    Discusses the six most pervasive problem areas in high school education today, and what schools are doing to connect with students, personalize learning, differentiate instruction, and make high school curriculum more relevant.

  • Petersons Master the GED    Test 2014, ed. 28

    Petersons Master the GED Test 2014, ed. 28

    This guide offers test-prep strategies and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test, including essential information on the new computer-based GED Test questions. Included are 5 full-length practice tests with answer explanations and a Word List to help improve GED Test vocabulary. Readers will learn valuable details on the 2014 GED Test structure, scoring, and passing requirements, as well as how to prepare for

  • Philosophy

    Philosophy

    Combines philosophical analysis with historical and biographical information to explain and explore the major issues, theories, and problems at the heart of all philosophies.

  • 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.

  • Photography

    Photography

    Illustrates techniques and demonstrates how to take good pictures. Looks at renowned photographers, the most up to date equipment and a history of the art form.

  • Pig

    Pig

    Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

  • 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.

  • Poetry for Students, Vol. 1

    Poetry for Students, Vol. 1

    Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

  • Pond & River

    Pond & River

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

  • Pony

    Pony

    Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

  • Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

    Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

    Explores the many different types of prejudice, their history, what causes these prejudices in people and societies, and their consequences. Presents profiles of diverse and unique men and women who played key roles in the history of prejudice. Excerpted documents tell various stories in the words of the people who fought prejudice, acted out prejudices, and those who were the victims of prejudice.

  • Principals Who Learn: Asking the Right Questions, Seeking the Best Solutions

    Principals Who Learn: Asking the Right Questions, Seeking the Best Solutions

    Provides school principals with information on how to keep on top of the human relationships and dynamics at work in their schools.

  • 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.

  • Puppy

    Puppy

    Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

  • Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2

    Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2

    Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students.

  • Rain Forest

    Rain Forest

    Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

  • Readymade Job Search Letters, ed. 4: Winning Letters and E-mails to Help You Get Your Dream Job

    Readymade Job Search Letters, ed. 4: Winning Letters and E-mails to Help You Get Your Dream Job

    Provides essential tips and guidelines as well as a wide selection of letters and emails that can be adapted for individual use. Includes advice on style, presentation, the best words to use, common mistakes to avoid and writing effective email job applications.

  • 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.

  • Reconstruction Era Reference Library

    Reconstruction Era Reference Library

    The three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.

  • Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

    Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

    Explores the essential elements of a teacher leader framework that promotes deep implementation of effective teaching practices. Provides practical ways to support networks of teacher leaders at the school, district, and state levels.

  • Religions

    Religions

    Examines all of the world's major faiths, as well as the lesser-known beliefs of Africa and the Americas. Explores the religious practices and traditions of each belief system, and profiles the deities and holy figures of each faith.

  • Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

    Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

    This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.

  • Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

    A survey of the Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history, art literature, economics and science curriculum. Presents 465 alphabetically arranged entries broadly covering people, places, events, concepts, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements from around 1350 to 1620. For students in grades 7 and higher.

  • Reptile

    Reptile

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

  • Reptiles

    Reptiles

    Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

  • Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

    Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

    Explores how to enhance students' memory and test-taking abilities, based on brain research. Provides ways to captivate and hold students' attention and encourage their participation and progress.

  • Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning

    Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning

    Discusses how schools can exceed expectations, swiftly reduce achievement gaps, and enhance the lifetime learning of all students. Describes simple actions that can swiftly and substantially improve education and provides a set of structures and practices for improving instruction in any school.

  • Retail, ed. 3

    Retail, ed. 3

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

  • Rivers and Lakes

    Rivers and Lakes

    Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • School Leadership that Works: From Research to Results

    School Leadership that Works: From Research to Results

    Explains critical leadership principles that every administrator needs to know including how school leaders can increase student achievement and which leadership practices have the biggest impact on school effectiveness.

  • Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement

    Schooling by Design: Mission, Action, and Achievement

    Describes how to start with the school's mission and goals and develop a powerful school improvement plan focused on desired results. Explains how to use Understanding by Design's backward-design process to determine the evidence for the plan's success and to plan improvement steps in instruction and leadership roles. Provides action ideas for starting the school improvement process and keeping it going.

  • Science and Its Times

    Science and Its Times

    The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Essays on people, theories, discoveries, and concepts are combined with overviews, bibliographies of primary documents, and chronological elements to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday lif

  • Science in Dispute, Vol. 1

    Science in Dispute, Vol. 1

    This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

  • Science in Dispute, Vol. 2

    Science in Dispute, Vol. 2

    This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

  • Science in Dispute, Vol. 3

    Science in Dispute, Vol. 3

    This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

  • Science of Everyday Things

    Science of Everyday Things

    This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

  • Scientific Thought: In Context

    Scientific Thought: In Context

    Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

  • Seashore

    Seashore

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

  • Seville & Andalusia, Rev. ed

    Seville & Andalusia, Rev. ed

    Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

  • Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry

    Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2: Critical Interpretations of Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry

    Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

  • 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.

  • Short Stories for Students, Vol. 1

    Short Stories for Students, Vol. 1

    Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

  • Skeleton

    Skeleton

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

  • Soccer

    Soccer

    Examines all aspects of the game of soccer: its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, competitive play, and more.

  • Solar and Geothermal Energy

    Solar and Geothermal Energy

    Describes two of the least environmentally disruptive sources of power by which electricity is generated today and details how they are used in practice to supply electricity to the power markets.

  • Space

    Space

    Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

  • Space Exploration

    Space Exploration

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

  • Space Exploration Reference Library

    Space Exploration Reference Library

    From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Successful Interviewing and Recruitment

    Successful Interviewing and Recruitment

    Examines successful interviewing skills. Explains how to structure the interview, spot exceptional candidates and hire only the best who will add value to your business. Explores which questions to ask as well as which questions not to ask.

  • Summarization in Any Subject: 50 Techniques to Improve Student Learning

    Summarization in Any Subject: 50 Techniques to Improve Student Learning

    Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory.

  • Supervision for Learning: A Performance-Based Approach to Teacher Development and School Improvement

    Supervision for Learning: A Performance-Based Approach to Teacher Development and School Improvement

    Provides information on how to transform a supervisory system into a performance-based model that connects to student achievement and teacher professional development.

  • Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2: Cases That Changed America

    Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2: Cases That Changed America

    Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment

  • Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders

    Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders

    Provides a leadership plan and action steps that will build on students' literacy skills and intervene with students who falter. Includes strategies to integrate literacy and learning across the content areas; support structures that involve teachers, administrators, parents, and community members in your literacy program; and examples of school environments that sustain literacy development.

  • Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice

    Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice

    Provides a foundation for developing and supporting highly committed teacher leaders. Including advice for administrators and practical tips for experienced and aspiring teacher leaders, this book presents a clear plan for ensuring that teacher leadership is a powerful force for school improvement.

  • Teachers as Classroom Coaches: How to Motivate Students Across the Content Areas

    Teachers as Classroom Coaches: How to Motivate Students Across the Content Areas

    Explains how proven coaching strategies can help teachers inspire students and boost their performance in any subject and grade level. Discusses why a coaching environment creates more student motivation and higher engagement, and provides the strategies and techniques that winning coaches use to help groups and individuals work more productively, overcome difficulties, and achieve meaningful and measurable goals.

  • Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

    Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

    Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.

  • Terrorism and Global Security

    Terrorism and Global Security

    Provides key information on the definition, causes, and goals of terrorism, the history of terrorism, the perpetrators and their backgrounds, counterterrorism, and the issues of balancing security and liberty.

  • Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

    Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

    These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

  • The Aptitude Test Workbook: Discover Your Potential and Improve Your Career Options with Practice Psychometric Tests, Rev. ed.

    The Aptitude Test Workbook: Discover Your Potential and Improve Your Career Options with Practice Psychometric Tests, Rev. ed.

    Provides preparation for psychometric testing used by organizations and educational institutions to determine candidates' abilities. Contains sample tests with numerous questions - verbal, numerical, perceptual, spatial and practical.

  • The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction

    The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction

    Presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

  • The Best Schools: How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice

    The Best Schools: How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice

    Explores learning settings, pedagogical tools, and instructional approaches that any school can adopt to inspire students of all ages to discover their passion for learning.

  • The Crusades Reference Library

    The Crusades Reference Library

    The three-volume The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

  • The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners

    The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners

    Explains instructional approaches that meet the needs and interests of every student. Includes principles that guide a differentiated classroom; instructional strategies that make it easier to provide multiple learning paths for students; practical ways to give students options about how they learn required curriculum; and steps to get started with differentiation or take it to a higher level.

  • The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning

    The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning

    Includes common misconceptions about differentiation; nonnegotiables that are essential to the implementation of differentiated instruction; factors that contribute to failure to change classroom practice; leadership lessons for accomplishing the change process; tools for monitoring and evaluating the change toward differentiation; and characteristics of staff development practices that support differentiated instruction.

  • The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, ed. 3

    The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons, ed. 3

    Covers silent cartoon series, theatrical sound cartoon series, full-length animated features, television cartoon series, and animated television specials. Includes an extensive historical overview of animation and information about Academy and Emmy award winners.

  • The Essentials of Mathematics K-6: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    The Essentials of Mathematics K-6: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    Explores how educators are tackling major challenges in math education including: emphasizing algebraic thinking, problem solving, and communication; connecting math activities to larger purposes and everyday experiences; differentiating instruction based on students' learning styles, interests, and readiness levels; and helping teachers use classroom assessment to guide instruction.

  • The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

    Provides program ideas and practices that will prepare school science programs for stricter new learning objectives and performance goals.

  • The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching

    The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching

    Contains strategies for a successful literacy coaching initiative including: roles and responsibilities of literacy coaches; keys to building positive collaboration among literacy coaches, support staff, and faculty members; fundamentals of adult learning that apply in a coaching relationship; ideas to help you monitor the effectiveness of your initiative; and ways to communicate effectively to students and fellow teachers.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3

    Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health, ed. 2: Infancy through Adolescence

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health, ed. 2: Infancy through Adolescence

    Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

    Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

    Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

    Covers 300 topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

    Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

    Includes information on almost 2,000 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 Mental Health, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

    Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3

    Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2

    Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy, targeted to patients, their families and allied health students. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications, and the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers among other

  • 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 Prescription Drugs: A Comprehensive Guide to the Most Common Medications

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs: A Comprehensive Guide to the Most Common Medications

    This encyclopedia features entries on the most commonly prescribed drugs. It describes potential side effects, drug and food interactions, recommended dosages, and warnings/precautions.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health

    Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia provides coverage of important public health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, and everyday environmental effects.

  • 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 Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

    The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

    Responding to the surging interest among students for information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural and other mysterious phenomena, Gale presents this in-depth, comprehensive 3-vol. set. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate, and is written at a level that younger students and researchers can understand.

  • The Growing Business Handbook, ed. 11: Inspiration & Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs & Fast Growing UK Companies

    The Growing Business Handbook, ed. 11: Inspiration & Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs & Fast Growing UK Companies

    Focuses on key issues such as funding, innovation, customer service, business technology and international expansion. Includes case studies from top companies.

  • The Learning Leader: How to Focus School Improvement for Better Results

    The Learning Leader: How to Focus School Improvement for Better Results

    Provides school leadership actions and guideposts that will lead to higher student achievement.

  • The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students

    The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Covers an array of topics on the Middle Ages including daily life, art and architecture, science, religion, politics, women's issues, and more.

  • The Sixties in America Reference Library

    The Sixties in America Reference Library

    The Sixties in America Reference Library presents a broad overview of the turbulent 1960s, a decade that forever changed the American social, political and cultural landscape.

  • The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson

    The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson

    Provides teaching strategies for every grade and subject, with dozens of variations and steps and examples for how to implement them. Instructs teachers on how to choose the right strategy, matching strategy to instructional objectives.

  • The Teacher Quality Index: A Protocol for Teacher Selection

    The Teacher Quality Index: A Protocol for Teacher Selection

    Provides a systematic structure and steps for conducting teacher interviews at district and school levels.

  • Tiburones

    Tiburones

    Explore el mundo de algunos de los animales mas asombrosos del planeta: su comportamiento y su secreta vida submarina.

  • Titanic

    Titanic

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

  • Transformative Assessment

    Transformative Assessment

    Explains what formative assessment really is, and how to use this approach to improve teaching, learning, classroom climate, teacher professional development, and school performance.

  • 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.

  • Tree

    Tree

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

  • Trees

    Trees

    A guide to numerous species of trees from around the world. Covers topics such as identification, anatomy, commercial exploitation, and conservation.

  • 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 American Decades: 2000-2009

    UXL American Decades: 2000-2009

    A cross-disciplinary source for a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history. Covers the first decade of the 21st Century and includes key events and social history.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

    UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

    Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

    UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

    Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

    UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

    Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school student

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

    UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

    This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

    UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

    This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

    UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

    Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

    UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

    Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

  • UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4

    UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4

    Covers prominent personalities active on the current scene, including people making headlines in all fields. Entries biographical profiles, career summaries and other facts.

  • Ultimate Interview, ed. 2: Make a Great Impression and Get That Job

    Ultimate Interview, ed. 2: Make a Great Impression and Get That Job

    Offers advice on what interviewers are looking for, how to prepare yourself, researching the background to a vacancy and giving the right answers to the hardest questions.

  • Ultimate Job Search, ed. 2: Invaluable Advice on Networking, CVs, Cover Letters, Interviews, Psychometric Tests and Follow-up Strategies

    Ultimate Job Search, ed. 2: Invaluable Advice on Networking, CVs, Cover Letters, Interviews, Psychometric Tests and Follow-up Strategies

    Contains skills and techniques for job hunting. Includes advice on networking, CVs, cover letters, interviews, aptitude and personality tests, offers, rejections and follow-up letters.

  • Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.

    Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.

    Provides a framework for good design--of curriculum, assessment, and instruction--focused on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas. Explains how educators can design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students understand content and apply it in meaningful ways.

  • Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

    Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

    Presents new educational tools that support research-based instruction, and learn new ways to use educational technologies, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, multimedia, data collection tools, communication software, and the Internet.

  • Video Games

    Video Games

    Explores the impact of devices such as robotics, digital cameras, iPods, and video games. This volume focuses on video games by exploring how they were developed, how they work, its impact on society, and possible future uses.