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  • A Trip Through the Body

    A Trip Through the Body

    This book follows winners of a science competition that are given the opportunity to experience a tour of the human body as if shrunk.

  • ADHD

    ADHD

    Explores attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices

    Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices

    Aimed at readers who are not experts in the field, the material is relevant to courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. It presents and analyzes the underpinnings of the multi-disciplinary concept of sustainability.

  • Acne

    Acne

    Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.

  • Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

    A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

  • African American Eras: Contemporary Times

    African American Eras: Contemporary Times

    Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.

  • African American Eras: Segregation to Civil Rights Times

    African American Eras: Segregation to Civil Rights Times

    Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.

  • African American Writers, ed. 2

    African American Writers, ed. 2

    Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

  • Alternative Energy, ed. 2

    Alternative Energy, ed. 2

    Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

  • Alzheimers Disease

    Alzheimers Disease

    Explores alzheimer's disease in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • American Decades: 2000-2009

    American Decades: 2000-2009

    Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

  • 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 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 Men & Women of Science, ed. 23: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences

    American Men & Women of Science, ed. 23: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences

    This respected resource is a biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where av

  • Amnesia

    Amnesia

    Explores amnesia in detail, covering its causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  • 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 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.

  • Animal

    Animal

    This book explores the world of the animal kingdom from the tiniest insects to the mighty humpback whale, aiding in the discovery of the animal kingdom and how it works. It covers cold- and warm-blooded vertebrates, marine and freshwater species, plus livestock and migrations as well as animals in mythology.

  • Anorexia and Bulimia

    Anorexia and Bulimia

    Explores anorexia and bulimia in detail, covering its causes and treatments.

  • Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence

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

  • 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.

  • Asthma

    Asthma

    Explores asthma in detail, covering its causes, the challenges of living with asthma, and treatment options.

  • Autism

    Autism

    Explores autism in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Autoimmune Disorders

    Autoimmune Disorders

    Explores autoimmune disorders in detail, covering their diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

    Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

    Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing ar

  • 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.

  • Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder

    Explores bipolar disorder in detail, covering their diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • 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.

  • Brain Trauma

    Brain Trauma

    Explores brain trauma in detail, covering its causes and effects, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

  • Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer

    Explores breast cancer in detail, covering its causes and effects, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

  • Bugs: Hide and Seek

    Bugs: Hide and Seek

    This book tells the story about a leaf bug who introduces other bugs that also have great camouflaging ability.

  • Cancer

    Cancer

    Explores cancer in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

  • 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.

  • Cat

    Cat

    Covers the anatomy, behavior, habitats, and other aspects of wild and domestic cats.

  • Cerebral Palsy

    Cerebral Palsy

    Explores cerebral palsy in detail, covering their diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Cervical Cancer

    Cervical Cancer

    Explores cervical cancer in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

  • 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.

  • Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity

    Explores the issue of childhood obesity covering its causes, health risks, prevention and treatment.

  • Cities of the United States, ed. 5

    Cities of the United States, ed. 5

    In four volumes, this reference book brings together a wide range of hard-to-locate data to answer questions concerning American cities. Each volume focuses on a different geographic region: South, West, Midwest and Northeast. Each volume covers the area's largest or fastest-growing cities, or those with a particular historical, political, industrial or commercial significance.

  • 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.

  • Colon Cancer

    Colon Cancer

    Explores colon cancer in detail, covering its symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

  • Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

    Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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

  • Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

    Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

    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.

  • Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2008

    Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook 2008

    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.

  • Crohns Disease

    Crohns Disease

    Explores crohn's disease in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Dementia

    Dementia

    Explores dementia in detail, covering its symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

  • Depression

    Depression

    Explores depression in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

  • Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

    Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

    In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    Explores diabetes in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, treatment, and current medical research.

  • Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

    Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

    This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.

  • Dinosaur Hunters

    Dinosaur Hunters

    This story goes back to the Wild West with time travelers, who are caught up in the rivalry between dinosaur bone hunters. It's an adventure of Wild West cowboys and Indians, steam trains, and dinosaurs.

  • 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.

  • E-books

    E-books

    Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on electronic books (e-books) in detail as an important segment of the publishing industry, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

  • Earthquake!

    Earthquake!

    This book looks at earthquakes, why they happen, and their impact on people and landscapes.

  • Electric Cars

    Electric Cars

    Focuses on the invention of electric cars, exploring how it was developed, how it works, its impact on society, and possible future uses.

  • 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.

  • Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

    Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

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

  • Encyclopedia of 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 Buddhism

    Encyclopedia of Buddhism

    This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other r

  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2

    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 Education, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

    Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

    Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

    Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

  • 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 Global Brands, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Global Brands, ed. 2

    Contains 270 entries, written in case-study style, that highlight interesting details including how a product originated and was first marketed, how it developed commercially and how it fares today compared with its competitors and its own past history. Included are anecdotes pertaining to the famous, or infamous, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns that managed to capture the sometimes jaded viewers' attention.

  • Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 3

    This encyclopedia chronicles the history, development and current status of 115 of the world's most lucrative and high-profile industries.

  • Encyclopedia of India

    Encyclopedia of India

    A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.

  • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

    Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

    This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

  • Encyclopedia of 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 Major Marketing Campaigns, Vol. 2

    Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, Vol. 2

    An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

  • Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5

    Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5

    Includes essays on 350 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals who have first hand knowledge of the particular topic or essay they are contributing, and reviewed and edited by Dr. Marilyn M. Helms. Topics include aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, and supply ch

  • Encyclopedia of Modern China

    Encyclopedia of Modern China

    Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

    English-language reference source for philosophy,' has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.

  • 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 Small Business, ed. 3

    Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

    This convenient and exhaustive print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business users, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more.

  • Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

    Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

    Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.

  • 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 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 Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2

    The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.

  • 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.

  • Endangered Species, ed. 2

    Endangered Species, ed. 2

    Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being take

  • Energy Production and Alternative Energy

    Energy Production and Alternative Energy

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on energy production and alternative energy.

  • Epics for Students, ed. 2

    Epics for Students, ed. 2

    Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy

    Explores epilepsy in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exercise Addiction

    Exercise Addiction

    Explores exercise addiction in detail, covering its causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

  • Experiment Central, ed. 2: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects

    Experiment Central, ed. 2: Understanding Scientific Principles Through Projects

    Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

  • Extreme Weather

    Extreme Weather

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on extreme weather.

  • Farming and the Food Supply

    Farming and the Food Supply

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on farming and the food supply.

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Explores fetal alcohol syndrome in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia

    Explores fibromyalgia disorders in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Flood!

    Flood!

    This book looks at floods, why they happen, and their impact on people and landscapes.

  • Forest Fire!

    Forest Fire!

    This book looks at forest fires, why they happen, and their impact on people and landscapes.

  • Freedom From Unfair Searches and Seizures

    Freedom From Unfair Searches and Seizures

    Traces the evolution of the 4th Amendment through documents and Supreme Court rulings, to show how it has become the basis for numerous rules limiting the gathering and use of evidence by police and prosecutors.

  • Freedom of Assembly and Petition

    Freedom of Assembly and Petition

    Covers the historical development of the right of assembly and petition, how the Supreme Court defines the rights of assembly and association, and the role of assembly and petition in social movements.

  • Frogs and Toads

    Frogs and Toads

    Introduces a variety of frogs and toads and describes their distinguishing characteristics.

  • Galactic Mission

    Galactic Mission

    Join in the adventures of five school children as they embark on a life or death mission to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri to find a new home.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

    Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

    Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

  • 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.

  • Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

    Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

    Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.

  • Global Positioning Systems

    Global Positioning Systems

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

  • 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.

  • Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens Rights and Responsibilities

    Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens Rights and Responsibilities

    This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, such as constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies and dictatorships, and much mor

  • Greek Mythology

    Greek Mythology

    Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Greek mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

  • Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    Grzimeks Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

  • 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.

  • Health and Disease

    Health and Disease

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on health and disease.

  • Help Your Kids with Computer Coding: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games

    Help Your Kids with Computer Coding: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide, from Binary Code to Building Games

    This book introduces the essential concepts of programming with simple instructions, and without specialized computer lingo. Fun projects let kids start putting their computer skills into practice and build their own code using Scratch programming and Python, the two most popular languages. Also included are profiles on coding stars and insights in technology such as the Raspberry Pi mini computer.

  • Help Your Kids with Math: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide

    Help Your Kids with Math: A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide

    This book covers everything from basic arithmetic to the more complex subjects of statistics, geometry, and algebra, using bright, easy to understand visuals and thoughtful explanations to cut through the confusion.

  • Hepatitis

    Hepatitis

    Covers hepatitis in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

  • 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.

  • How Do Animals Communicate?

    How Do Animals Communicate?

    This book introduces young readers to the myriad ways in which the assorted members of the animal kingdom communicate.

  • How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

    How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

    In this book, readers will learn all about how different animal groups forage for food, creating various food chains that allow diverse creatures to thrive.

  • How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

    How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

    In this book, readers learn that living organisms must adapt to survive as their surroundings change. By studying the developmental history of everything from single cell organisms to complex vertebrates, readers are presented with the evidence for evolution provided by the fossil record.

  • Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide

    Human Anatomy: The Definitive Visual Guide

    This book is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Digital images show the body in incredible, true-to-life detail. Exhaustive annotations provide the names of organs and structures throughout the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems, while describing their characteristics and functions. Content previously published as part of Complete Human Body.

  • 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 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!

    This book looks at hurricanes, why they happen, and their impact on people and landscapes.

  • In the Shadow of the Volcano

    In the Shadow of the Volcano

    Join in on the adventures of a modern volcanologist and her son as they warn a reluctant mayor to cancel a festival and evacuate villagers in time; story is complemented by diary entries, recipes, and poems.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Learning Disabilities

    Learning Disabilities

    Explores learning disabilities in detail, covering its symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

  • Leukemia

    Leukemia

    Explores leukemia in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

  • 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.

  • Little Dolphin

    Little Dolphin

    This book follows the adventures of a young dolphin as it learns from its mother and then joins the other dolphins as they play.

  • Lyme Disease

    Lyme Disease

    Explores lyme disease in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

  • MRSA

    MRSA

    Explores methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

  • Major Acts of Congress

    Major Acts of Congress

    In 262 entries, this 3-vol. set examines landmark pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process and assessing each act's impact on American life. All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of

  • Mayan Mythology

    Mayan Mythology

    Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Mayan mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

  • 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.

  • Mega Machines

    Mega Machines

    This book introduces children to the construction vehicles and processes that are used to construct a new school building.

  • 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, ed. 2

    Middle East Conflict, ed. 2

    Provides a comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events, and documents that are key to understanding the complex relationships of the countries and cultures of the Middle East.

  • Migraines

    Migraines

    Explores migraines in detail, covering traditional and alternative migraine treatments, the challenges of living with migraines, and the direction of future research.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Explores multiple sclerosis in detail, covering traditional and alternative treatments, the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis, and the direction of future research.

  • Native American Mythology

    Native American Mythology

    Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Native American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

  • Nature and Wildlife

    Nature and Wildlife

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on nature and wildlife.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years

    A scholarly supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the pontificate of John Paul II and includes thematic essays presenting the man and his work. Headings include: The Papacy of John Paul II; Church Documents; People and Places; Institutions and Events, Saints and Blessed.

  • 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.

  • Newsmakers 2004 Cumulation

    Newsmakers 2004 Cumulation

    Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.

  • Norse Mythology

    Norse Mythology

    Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Norse mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

  • Notable Sports Figures

    Notable Sports Figures

    Features biographies on more than 600 sports figures from around the world and throughout history who have had an impact not only on their sport, but also on the society and culture of their times.

  • 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.

  • Ocean, Rev. ed.

    Ocean, Rev. ed.

    This book provides information about the diverse life that exists in the oceans, ocean explorers, products of the oceans, and suggestions for how the human race can help to preserve the health and welfare of the world's oceans.

  • Online Schools

    Online Schools

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

  • Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis

    Explores osteoporosis disorder in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Personality Disorders

    Personality Disorders

    Explores personality disorders in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

  • Phobias

    Phobias

    Explores phobias in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

  • Pirates Through the Ages Reference Library

    Pirates Through the Ages Reference Library

    Explores the history of piracy from ancient times to the present day. Topics include piracy in antiquity and the Middle Ages, the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, female pirates, the pirate code of conduct and pirate slang, strongholds and hideouts, ships, weaponry, and sea battles, pirates in literature and film, and modern maritime piracy.

  • Plague

    Plague

    Explores plague in detail, covering its history, its current existence in the world, and the impact it could have on the future.

  • 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.

  • Population, Resources, and Conflict

    Population, Resources, and Conflict

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on population, resources, and conflict.

  • Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia

    Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia

    Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.

  • 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.

  • Roaring Twenties Reference Library

    Roaring Twenties Reference Library

    The Roaring Twenties Reference Library chronicles and illustrates a time of great social change in everything from fashion to music to politics.

  • Robots

    Robots

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

  • Roller Coasters

    Roller Coasters

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

  • Roman Mythology

    Roman Mythology

    Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Roman mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

  • 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.

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Explores sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail, covering the impact of STDs on individuals and society, the research for new cures and treatments, and methods to prevent the spread of STDs.

  • 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.

  • Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

    Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

    This collection chronicles and illustrates the important period between 1783-1815 when America forged its place at home and on the international stage.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Speech Disorders

    Speech Disorders

    Explores speech disorders in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

  • Sports Injuries

    Sports Injuries

    Explores sports injuries in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

  • St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide

    St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide

    The 2-vol. St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a whole and to societal changes around the world.

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Explores sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

  • 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

  • Television

    Television

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

  • 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 College Blue Book, ed. 40

    The College Blue Book, ed. 40

    Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3

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

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 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: Infancy through Adolescence

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health: 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: 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 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. 4

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

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

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of 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

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders

    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. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 2

    This 5-vol. set provides more than 850 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, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

    Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

  • The History of Alternative Rock

    The History of Alternative Rock

    Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Alternative Rock.

  • The History of American Pop

    The History of American Pop

    Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of American Pop.

  • The History of Country Music

    The History of Country Music

    Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Country Music.

  • The History of Jazz

    The History of Jazz

    Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Jazz.

  • The History of Music Videos

    The History of Music Videos

    Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the impact of music videos.

  • The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

    The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

    Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the impact of Rap and Hip-Hop music culture.

  • The History of Rock and Roll

    The History of Rock and Roll

    Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Rock and Roll.

  • The Role of Industry

    The Role of Industry

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on the role of industry.

  • The Role of the Government

    The Role of the Government

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on the role of the government.

  • The Role of the Individual

    The Role of the Individual

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on the role of the individual.

  • The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Vol. 1

    The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Vol. 1

    Presents original scholarly biographies of notable Americans. Profiles careers and achievements as well as biographical data including family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial.

  • Thyroid Disorders

    Thyroid Disorders

    Explores thyroid disorders in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

  • Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome

    Explores Tourette syndrome in detail, covering its causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

  • Tsunami!

    Tsunami!

    This book looks at tsunamis, why they happen, and their impact on people and landscapes.

  • Twister, A Terrifying Tale of Superstorms

    Twister, A Terrifying Tale of Superstorms

    Join in on the adventures with Jeremy as he joins his cousins in Tornado Alley for the holidays. To his surprise, he discovers they are storm chasers and has the ride of his life!

  • 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 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 Landforms and Other Geologic Features

    UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

    Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

    UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

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

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

    UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

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

  • UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

    UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

  • 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, ed. 2

    UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

    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 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 Biography

    UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

    Features biographies of notable historic and current figures from American history, world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences. Entries focus on the people most often studied in middle and high school.

  • 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 Endangered Species, ed. 3

    UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3

    Covers the endangered and threatened status of a myriad of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, corals, crustaceans, and plants. Each entry provides the species' common/scientific name, classification information, current status according to the IUCN and the Endangered Species Act, description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to protect it.

  • UXL Money: Making Sense of Economics and Personal Finance

    UXL Money: Making Sense of Economics and Personal Finance

    Topics include microeconomics and domestic trade, macroeconomics and international trade, and personal finance. Covers important people, concepts, and events related to understanding economics and finance, addressing such topics as economic systems, market failures, competition, fiscal policy, global trade, saving and managing your money, credit and debt, investing your money, among others.

  • 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.

  • UXL Newsmakers, vol. 5-6

    UXL Newsmakers, vol. 5-6

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

  • UXL Sustainable Living

    UXL Sustainable Living

    This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.

  • 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.

  • Volcano!

    Volcano!

    This book looks at volcanoes and their impact on people and landscapes.

  • Water and Ice

    Water and Ice

    Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on water and ice.

  • Web 2.0

    Web 2.0

    Explores the impact of devices such as robotics, digital cameras, iPods, and video games. This volume focuses on internet technology by exploring how it was developed, how it works, its impact on society, and possible future uses.

  • What Is Animal Behavior?

    What Is Animal Behavior?

    This book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things.

  • What Is Animal Camouflage?

    What Is Animal Camouflage?

    This book shows how animals trick the eye by hiding in plain sight by changing their skin texture and color, covering themselves up, or even mimicking other plants and animals.

  • What Is Animal Migration?

    What Is Animal Migration?

    In this book, readers will learn how air, land, and water migration differ, what landmarks and senses animals rely on to get them from place to place, and why migration is essential for survival.

  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping Cough

    Explores whooping cough in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Witchcraft in America

    Witchcraft in America

    This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

  • Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia

    Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia

    Covers women of historical interest worldwide, from around 3100 BCE to the modern age, from every walk of life-artists, pirates, scientists, athletes, philanthropists, adventurers, politicians, pacifists, saints, and courtesans, even those famous for just being famous. Individual, collective, and joint entries (i.e. Astronauts: Women in Space, Egyptian Feminism, Siege Warfare and Women, etc.) are included.

  • World Press Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    World Press Encyclopedia, ed. 2

    This comprehensive survey of press and electronic media now covers nearly 200 countries. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries begin with an overview of the background, economic framework and general characteristics of each country's press. Entries then cover the number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, news agencies, electronic news media, education and training in journalism and much mo

  • World Religions Reference Library

    World Religions Reference Library

    A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

  • World War I Reference Library

    World War I Reference Library

    Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

  • World War II Reference Library

    World War II Reference Library

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

  • World of Forensic Science, ed. 2

    World of Forensic Science, ed. 2

    This guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social, and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences covers the individuals, techniques and principles of biology, chemistry, law, medicine, physics, computer science, geology, and psychology involved in the multidisciplinary examination of crime scenes and evidence used in legal proceedings.

  • World of Sports Science

    World of Sports Science

    Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.

  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

    In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12

    Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

  • Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues

    Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues

    This collection provides accessible explanations of many recent scientific advances in public health, as well as advances in medicine, molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and related fields. It covers current health and medicine issues with global impact in the modern world and organizations and groups addressing these issues.

  • iPod    and MP3 Players

    iPod and MP3 Players

    Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on iPod and MP3 player innovation in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.