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  • A History of Art

    A History of Art

    This title examines Western art's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Dance

    A History of Dance

    This title examines Western dance's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Fashion

    A History of Fashion

    This title examines fashion's roots in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Film

    A History of Film

    This title examines film's origins at the turn of the twentieth century, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Music

    A History of Music

    This title examines Western music's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it expanded, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

  • A History of Television

    A History of Television

    This title examines television's origin in the United States, the ways different networks and shows have shaped history, and how it has grown to capture the nation's attention.

  • Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 46

    Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 46

    Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.

  • Acupuncture for Pain Management

    Acupuncture for Pain Management

    This book is intended as the premier resource for learning the fundamentals of the art of medical acupuncture, the perfect synthesis of Western and Chinese medicine.

  • Aging: Modern Theories and Therapies, Rev. ed.

    Aging: Modern Theories and Therapies, Rev. ed.

    Describes the field of gerontology and the many theories that scientists have developed over the years to explain the age-related changes that occur in nearly all animals.

  • Alcoholism Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Alcoholism Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Provides updated information about alcohol use, abuse, and dependence. Physical alcohol-related effects on the brain, liver, pancreas, heart, lungs, nerves, and kidneys are described, and mental health issues that often accompany alcohol problems are discussed.

  • America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History

    America in the World, 1776 to the Present: A Supplement to the Dictionary of American History

    This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.

  • Americas Top-Rated Small Towns & Cities: A Statistical Handbook

    Americas Top-Rated Small Towns & Cities: A Statistical Handbook

    Provides detailed profiles and comparative statistics of small towns and cities across the country with populations from 3,000 to 25,000.

  • Americas Top-Rated Smaller Cities 2010/11, ed. 8: A Statistical Handbook

    Americas Top-Rated Smaller Cities 2010/11, ed. 8: A Statistical Handbook

    Provides current, comprehensive data on U.S. cities, all top-ranked by population growth, median income, unemployment rate and crime rate.

  • Americas Top-Rated Smaller Cities, 2012/13, ed. 9: A Statistical Handbook

    Americas Top-Rated Smaller Cities, 2012/13, ed. 9: A Statistical Handbook

    Provides current, comprehensive data on U.S. cities, all top-ranked by population growth, median income, unemployment rate and crime rate.

  • Americas Top-Rated Smaller Cities, 2016/17, ed. 11: A Statistical Handbook

    Americas Top-Rated Smaller Cities, 2016/17, ed. 11: A Statistical Handbook

    Provides current, comprehensive data on U.S. cities, all top-ranked by population growth, median income, unemployment rate and crime rate.

  • 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: 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 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.

  • 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 and the Near East: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Egypt and the Near East: An Illustrated History

    Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.

  • Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History

    Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.

  • Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

    Ancient Rome: An Illustrated History

    Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.

  • Arthritis Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Arthritis Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Provides updated information about diagnosing, treating, and managing degenerative, inflammatory, and other specific forms of arthritis.

  • Ask Me Everything: Facts, Stats, Lists, Records, and more

    Ask Me Everything: Facts, Stats, Lists, Records, and more

    Provides lists and quips, stats and quotes, to keep readers of all ages asking questions for hours.

  • Asthma Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Asthma Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Provides basic consumer information about the different types of asthma and how they are diagnosed and treated.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook

    Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Reference Handbook

    Provides an overview of the current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders, as well as a cultural and historical perspective on the controversies that plague the field.

  • Backyard Harvest

    Backyard Harvest

    Shows what to sow and plant, how to keep crops growing, when to harvest, and the best ways to store produce.

  • 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.

  • Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia

    Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia

    Provides a look into what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development.

  • Brain Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Brain Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Provides information about brain function, neurological emergencies such as a brain attack (stroke) or seizure, and symptoms of brain disorders.

  • Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 33

    Business Plans Handbook, Vol. 33

    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.

  • Cancer Sourcebook for Women, ed. 5

    Cancer Sourcebook for Women, ed. 5

    This book provides updated information about breast cancer, gynecological cancers and other cancers of special concern to women, including cancers of the female reproductive organs and cancers responsible for the highest number of deaths in women. It covers cancer risks, methods used to diagnose and treat cancer, cancer survivorship, and suggestions for coping with side effects of treatment, and includes a directory of resources, an

  • Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 6

    Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 6

    Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, along with prevention strategies and concerns specific to men, women, children, and minority populations.

  • Chemical Elements, ed. 2

    Chemical Elements, ed. 2

    Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

  • Chemistry Experiments

    Chemistry Experiments

    Provides students and teachers with the tools they need to explore various chemistry experiments. Topics covered include ozone depletion, wood alcohol, heat energy, purifying water, and carbonation in beverages.

  • Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Provides up-to-date information about common disorders that affect the physical, mental, and developmental health of school-age children.

  • Club and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Club and Prescription Drug Abuse

    This title examines how inhalants and club, prescription, and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs affect individuals and society, investigates how people are working to put an end to drug abuse, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.

  • 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.

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, ed. 5

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, ed. 5

    Provides current information for people considering these therapies for general well-being or specific health conditions.

  • 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.

  • Covering American Politics in the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia of News Media Titans, Trends, and Controversies

    Covering American Politics in the 21st Century: An Encyclopedia of News Media Titans, Trends, and Controversies

    This encyclopedia provides a real-world guide to American political journalism and news coverage in the 21st century, from the most influential media organizations and pundits to the controversies and practices shaping modern-day political journalism.

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

    Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism

    Explores the historical and cultural significance of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond.

  • Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

    Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

    Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.

  • Dance, Rev. ed.

    Dance, Rev. ed.

    Explores the world of dance from ballet and modern dance to various styles of dance performed all over the world.

  • Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, ed. 5

    Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, ed. 5

    Provides basic consumer health information about caring for the mouth and teeth, including dental hygiene and routine care guidelines, flouride treatments, tooth whitening, root canals, extractions, implants, veneers, dentures, orthondontic and orofacial procedures, and diseases and conditions that affect oral health.

  • Descriptionary, ed. 4: A Thematic Dictionary

    Descriptionary, ed. 4: A Thematic Dictionary

    Features a combination of a reverse dictionary and a thesaurus, with thousands of descriptions of terms organized into subject categories and sub-categories.

  • Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

    Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

    The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

  • Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, ed. 5

    Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, ed. 5

    Provides up-to-date guidance on nutrition and health and details how children, seniors, vegetarians, athletes, and others can benefit from good nutrition.

  • Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 3

    Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 3

    Offers people with disabilities and their caregivers basic information about birth defects, hearing and vision loss, speech disorders, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, and other types of impairment caused by chronic illness, injury, and trauma.

  • Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 2

    Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 2

    Offers people with disabilities and their caregivers basic information about birth defects, hearing and vision loss, speech disorders, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, and other types of impairment caused by chronic illness, injury, and trauma.

  • 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.

  • Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4: Health Tips about the Physical and Mental Effects of Substance Abuse

    Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4: Health Tips about the Physical and Mental Effects of Substance Abuse

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

  • Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

    Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

    This 3-volume set is written for readers at grade 7 and higher and covers addictions, causes, and treatments of particular importance to adolescents. Articles on the nature of addiction and its roots include advertising, genetics, families, and personal problems.

  • Ecology Experiments

    Ecology Experiments

    Provides students and teachers with the tools they need to explore various ecological issues.

  • 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 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 Comic Books and Graphic Novels

    Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

    Focuses on English-language comics, plus a small selection of influential Japanese and European works, with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.

  • Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development

    Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development

    A comprehensive coverage of educational theory and practice from the primary grades through higher education.

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Rev. ed.

    Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Rev. ed.

    Provides information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues.

  • 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 Small Business, ed. 5

    Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5

    Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

  • Encyclopedia of Social Networks

    Encyclopedia of Social Networks

    Provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking. Offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research.

  • Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture

    Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture

    Surveys the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse the present understanding of time. Explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present.

  • Encyclopedia of Urban Studies

    Encyclopedia of Urban Studies

    Covers all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. Includes urban economics, urban planning, urban architecture, urban ecology, urban transportation systems, urban politics, and urban social relations.

  • Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

    Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

    Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.

  • 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

  • Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3

    Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3

    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 Health Sourcebook, ed. 3

    Environmental Health Sourcebook, ed. 3

    Provides basic consumer health information about the health effects of environmental hazards and diseases linked to environmental causes, with facts about the impact on specific populations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Epidemiology: The Fight Against Ebola & Other Diseases

    Epidemiology: The Fight Against Ebola & Other Diseases

    This title presents the history of epidemiology. Text details how early studies of the spread of disease led to vaccines and medications that can halt pandemics. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible. A case study on the current Ebola outbreak is also included.

  • 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.

  • Family Health from A to Z

    Family Health from A to Z

    Provides authoritative information on a wide variety of health care topics that affect individuals on a daily basis. The topics range from Adolescence to Cancer, Nutrition, and Sports Medicine.

  • Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat

    Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat

    Examines the incredible power of junk food and fast food showing how nostalgic we are about them, the influence of the companies that manufacture or sell them, and their alarming affect on our country's state of health.

  • First Aid Manual, ed. 5

    First Aid Manual, ed. 5

    This reference covers more than 100 different conditions, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness, and explains what to do with step-by-step photographic sequences.

  • 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.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

    Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

  • 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

  • Genetics Experiments

    Genetics Experiments

    Provides students and teachers with the tools they need to explore various genetics experiments. Topics explored include genetics survey, inheritance of sickle cell anemia, genetic engineering, family pedigree, and plant genetics.

  • Geology

    Geology

    This volume focuses on Earth's composition, including mineralogy and crystallography; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic petrology; economic geology; and geochemistry. It investigates Earth's structure, which concerns geophysics, structural geology, tectonics, volcanology, and geodesy. Earth's surface features and processes are also explored. Historical geology, stratigraphy, paleontology, astrogeology, and geology's practical ap

  • Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome

    Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome

    Represents a wide range of deities in the Greek and Roman pantheons, from Zeus and Jupiter to Eos and Quirinus. Includes discussions of the significance of the given deities, the mythology surrounding them, and the forms of worship associated with them.

  • Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

    Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

    Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period. For middle school and g

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Student Animal Life Resource

    Grzimeks Student Animal Life Resource

    This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

  • Heroes and Heroines of Greece and Rome

    Heroes and Heroines of Greece and Rome

    Features well-known heroic figures, as well as the demigods, nymphs, sorceresses, and other creatures that inhabited the mortal world and figured prominently in the myths of the heroes and heroines.

  • High Intensity Interval Training for Women

    High Intensity Interval Training for Women

    This guide explains the correct way to perform more than 80 HIIT exercises. These techniques cover major muscle groups with special emphasis on the core and lower body, where women often look for results first.

  • Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism

    Historical Dictionary of American Theater: Modernism

    Focuses on legitimate drama, both as influenced by European modernism and as impacted by the popular entertainment of the era. Includes entries on plays, music, playwrights, performers, producers, critics, architects, and designers.

  • Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

    Historical Dictionary of the Broadway Musical

    Provides a detailed history of the Broadway musical and includes entries on Broadway shows, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, and actors.

  • Holidays Symbols and Customs, ed. 4

    Holidays Symbols and Customs, ed. 4

    Describes the origins of holidays around the world. Explains where, when, and how each event is celebrated, with detailed information on the symbols and customs associated with the holiday.

  • Holidays of the World Cookbook for Students: Updated and Revised

    Holidays of the World Cookbook for Students: Updated and Revised

    Provides detailed information about the holidays of nations around the world and presents a multitude of selected recipes that are ideal for each celebration.

  • Human Body Experiments

    Human Body Experiments

    Provides students and teachers with the tools they need to explore various human body experiments. Topics covered include bone anatomy, stomach structure, respiratory analysis, how kidneys work, and blood flow.

  • Human Body from A to Z

    Human Body from A to Z

    Features a comprehensive source about the human organism, how it works, and what can go wrong and provides authoritative information on all the elements, large and small, that make up the human body.

  • Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3

    Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3

    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.

  • 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.

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

    International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

    Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

  • Internet Addiction

    Internet Addiction

    This title examines how Internet addiction affects individuals and society, investigates how people are working to adapt to a digital future, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.

  • 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 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.

  • Korean War Reference Library

    Korean War Reference Library

    Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.

  • Marine Science Experiments

    Marine Science Experiments

    Presents experiments in marine science, on topics such as plankton, salinity, marine sediments, whales, and ocean regions.

  • Medical Tests Sourcebook, ed. 5

    Medical Tests Sourcebook, ed. 5

    Provides basic consumer health information about laboratory, imaging, and other types of medical testing for disease screening, diagnosis, and monitoring, along with information and guidelines for preventive care testing in children and adults.

  • Meningitis

    Meningitis

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

  • Mexican-American War

    Mexican-American War

    Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.

  • 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.

  • 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 2009

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009

    A supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the theme of science and the church.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010

    This supplement focuses on the Church in Modern History, particularly WWII and after. It also includes about 200 entries on the men and women who have been beatified or canonized since 2003.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011

    This supplement covers the areas of art, music and literature. It includes articles written by specialists and scholars, bios of the beatified and canonized since 2010 as well as entries on other relevant current Catholic issues, events and topics, such as: Internet and the Church, Pope Benedict XVI, popular culture, sex abuse crisis, television and Catholicism, and women artists and Catholic art.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy

    New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013: Ethics and Philosophy

    This supplement covers a wide range of topics including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, philosophy of literature, art, and music, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. It contains numerous articles of special interest to Catholic thought and culture covering such areas as the philosophical aspects of love, hope, wisdom, marriage, friendship, death, pain and suffering, the human person and the human soul,

  • North American Wildlife

    North American Wildlife

    Covers more than 75 North American species from across the branches of the animal family. Provides recent information about changes in endangerment status and wildlife recovery programs, focusing on developments reported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

  • 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.

  • Nutrition and Fitness

    Nutrition and Fitness

    Provides detailed information on a variety of topics that fall into the following subject areas: body; diet and nutrition; human behavior; illness, injury, and disorders; and prevention and cure.

  • Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes

    Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes

    This guide is written primarily for people with type 2 diabetes, but also includes coverage of type 1. Topics include: symptoms, monitoring, medications, treatment, support, and exercise. It emphasizes the importance of taking on a positive approach to a type 2 diabetes, and includes advice on meal planning, various diets, and goals for diabetes control and weight management.

  • Parasitic Diseases

    Parasitic Diseases

    Explores parasitic diseases in detail, covering various types (Protozoan, Helminth, Ectoparasites), causes, symptoms, and prevention.

  • Parkinsons Disease

    Parkinsons Disease

    Explores Parkinson's disease in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

  • 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.

  • Presidents, ed. 3: A Biographical Dictionary

    Presidents, ed. 3: A Biographical Dictionary

    Contains biographies and portraits of all presidents, a detailed chronology of the life of each president, and suggested further reading about each president.

  • Profiles of California

    Profiles of California

    Provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the State of California, including demographics on each county and individual city or town; detailed data on school districts; Hispanic and Asian population statistics; informative statistics and rankings on ancestry groups; weather statistics; and comparative ranking charts.

  • Profiles of California, ed. 3

    Profiles of California, ed. 3

    Provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the state of California, including demographics on each county and individual city or town; detailed data on school districts; Hispanic and Asian population statistics; informative statistics and rankings on ancestry groups; weather statistics; and comparative ranking charts.

  • Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

    Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

    Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

  • Religion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life

    Religion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life

    This encyclopedia provides an overview of the interrelation of religion and politics from colonial days to the present.

  • 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.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 1

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 1

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Abalone Shells to Bone Artifacts.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 10

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 10

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers the Cumulative Index & Projects.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 2

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 2

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Bonepickers to Comanchero.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 3

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 3

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers the Confederacy to Fort Stanwix Treaty.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 4

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 4

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Fox to Indian Territory.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 5

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 5

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Indian Wars to Massachuset.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 6

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 6

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Massasoit to Pamunkey.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 7

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 7

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Papoose to Rosebud Reservation.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 8

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 8

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers Ross, John to Thanksgiving.

  • Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 9

    Rourkes Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia, Vol. 9

    A comprehensive collection about Native American tribes that includes history, culture, time lines, famous leaders, and current events. This volume covers The-Other-Magpie to Zuni.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 1

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 1

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers human life.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 10

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 10

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers research projects with a cumulative index and glossary.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 2

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 2

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers animal life.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 3

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 3

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers plant and fungi life.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 4

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 4

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers earth science.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 5

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 5

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers chemistry.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 6

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 6

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers physics.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 7

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 7

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers astronomy and space.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 8

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 8

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers mathematics.

  • Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 9

    Rourkes World of Science Encyclopedia, Vol. 9

    Teaches the essential concepts for elementary school science instruction. Topics include the basic objects in the sky, life-cycles, and properties of earth materials to the more advanced, structures of living systems, forces and motion and science technology. This volume covers technology.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Something About the Author, Vol. 148

    Something About the Author, Vol. 148

    Provides illustrated biographical articles on authors and illustrators of works for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to less prominent authors and illustrators whose works are just coming to be recognized, from past centuries through today. Covers such genres as picture books, humor, folk and fairy tales, mystery and adventure, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, poetry and nonsense verse, drama, biography, and nonfiction.

  • Sports Injuries

    Sports Injuries

    Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for sports injuries.

  • Stress-Related Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Stress-Related Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

    Provides current information about the origins and types of stress and describes physical and mental health disorders that may develop during and after stressful situations.

  • The Baby Boom, ed. 6: Americans Born 1946 to 1964

    The Baby Boom, ed. 6: Americans Born 1946 to 1964

    Reveals the unique characteristics of Baby Boomers and explains how those characteristics are remaking American society. Includes the latest statistics on the labor force participation, living arrangements, incomes, health, spending, and wealth of the generation.

  • The Britannica Guide to Statistics and Probability

    The Britannica Guide to Statistics and Probability

    Introduces the historical and mathematical basis of statistics and probability as well as their application to everyday situations.

  • 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 Encyclopedia of Vampires & Werewolves, ed. 2

    The Encyclopedia of Vampires & Werewolves, ed. 2

    Provides more than 500 entries exploring the supernatural aspects of these creatures and their pop culture counterparts.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health, ed. 3: Infancy through Adolescence

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Childrens Health, ed. 3: Infancy through Adolescence

    Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, along with issues related to physical, 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 Dermatology

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology

    This collection provides a comprehensive guide and unique source of information on skin, hair, nails, and associated mucous membrane diseases and conditions. It provides in-depth coverage of various issues related to dermatological diagnoses and procedures, encompassing information on treatment options, including medications.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4

    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 Nutrition and Food Labels

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels

    This guide provides a unique source of information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions. Coverage includes various topics related to nutrition and food labels.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth

    This encyclopedia is a source for medical information that covers common and rare disease and medical conditions, immunizations and drugs, procedures, and developmental issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. It particularly addresses women's concerns about their health and their children's health from before birth through age 18.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

    This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, ed. 2: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, ed. 2: A Guide for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    Covers various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. Also includes topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses.

  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide

    The Greenwood Encyclopedia of LGBT Issues Worldwide

    Provides an international overview of key issues in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and fosters a broader understanding of the status of LGBT in their society.

  • The Greenwood Library of World Folktales: Stories from the Great Collections

    The Greenwood Library of World Folktales: Stories from the Great Collections

    Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.

  • The History of China, ed. 2

    The History of China, ed. 2

    Presents an informative introduction to China's past and present, from traditional accounts of its beginnings more than 3,000 years ago to its modern emergence as a first-world nation.

  • The History of Film

    The History of Film

    This guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. It covers the film industry's most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre-World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century.

  • The History of Music

    The History of Music

    This guide travels the river of musical time, from early Indian and Chinese conceptions, when music was first used as a sonic vector for religion, through its development in the Middle Ages to great classical composers of the late eighteenth century to the music of today.

  • The History of Photography

    The History of Photography

    This book traces the invention and early evolution and techniques of photography, from daguerreotypes to early attempts at color. The development of specific genres, such as portraiture, photojournalism, and fine art photography, is broken up with substantial sidebars that spotlight giants of the medium.

  • The History of Theatre

    The History of Theatre

    This guide to the theater's history covers theater arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood.

  • The History of Western Architecture

    The History of Western Architecture

    This guide covers the progression of Western architectural thought and trends in some of the most remarkable structures in the West. The evolution of architecture in many ways reflects the history of how we live, think, worship, govern, and form societies.

  • The History of Western Painting

    The History of Western Painting

    This guide paints for today's reader a picture of the history of painting--from its earliest manifestations through the present day. Covering such moments as early Christian iconography, the High Renaissance in Italy, and later developments in style under such movements as the Baroque, Romanticism, and Modernism, this guide brings to life the techniques and styles of painters throughout the ages.

  • The History of Western Sculpture

    The History of Western Sculpture

    This guide explains how Western sculpture evolved over time as it adapted to changing cultural contexts. All the while, the book also highlights influential sculptors and key works.

  • The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

    The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

    Presents entries written by the world's leading mathematicians. Introduces basic mathematical tools and vocabulary, traces the development of modern mathematics, explains essential terms and concepts, examines core ideas in major areas of mathematics, describes the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians, and explores the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music.

  • The Rough Guide to Manga

    The Rough Guide to Manga

    Features the manga story (a Japanese style of comic books) covering manga's twelfth-century roots to the rise of English-language manga with profiles of influential creators like Leiji Matsumoto and CLAMP.

  • The Rough Guide to Mens Health

    The Rough Guide to Mens Health

    Takes a look at the health and well-being of men and offers health advice. Learn how to improve performance with life coach strategies, how to identify the causes of health problems with key features on the back and gut, the best investments to consider in the fight for fitness, and those myths about health that can be safely ignored.

  • The Rough Guide to the iPhone, ed. 3

    The Rough Guide to the iPhone, ed. 3

    Explains how to use the portable electronic device to make and receive phone calls, set up iTunes and the iPod, take and organize photographs, send and receive e-mail and instant messages, and browse the Internet.

  • The U.S. Constitution A to Z, ed. 2

    The U.S. Constitution A to Z, ed. 2

    Explains every key aspect of the U.S. Constitution. Features new entries covering the events of recent years including court cases with impact on Constitutional rights.

  • The Value of a Dollar, ed. 5: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2014

    The Value of a Dollar, ed. 5: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2014

    Records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.

  • UXL American Decades

    UXL American Decades

    This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.

  • 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 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.

  • Understanding Depression

    Understanding Depression

    This book provides a complete overview of depression that describes the historical background of clinical depression, the various types of mood disorders, and their impact on the health and well-being of people and society.

  • Vegan Diets

    Vegan Diets

    Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on the nutritional health issues of vegan diets.

  • Vietnam War Reference Library

    Vietnam War Reference Library

    This title traces the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. It covers high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, antiwar activists, and soldiers and provides a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature

  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    This concise resource covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war.

  • Weather and Climate Experiments

    Weather and Climate Experiments

    Provides students and teachers with the tools needed to explore various computer science experiments. Topics covered include investigations of the effects of water's high heat capacity on temperatures, worldwide weather phenomena, and the levels of two weather and climate factors that are impacted by human activities.

  • West Nile Virus

    West Nile Virus

    Explores the West Nile virus in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

  • Westward Expansion Reference Library

    Westward Expansion Reference Library

    This 3-vol. set features volumes dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

    Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

    Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals are included.