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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cultures of the World: Austria

    Cultures of the World: Austria

    Austria is a country known for its varied history and beautiful scenery. Popular figures from the country include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Von Trapp family, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In this engaging book, readers learn about Austria's past, its present, and the ways in which it is working toward the future.

  • Cultures of the World: Belgium

    Cultures of the World: Belgium

    Belgium is a unique country with a varied and interesting past. While it did not become a country until 1830 and suffered during World Wars I and II, it has persevered in hard times and has become a popular, respected country. Today Belgium is a fascinating place to visit and study, with its diverse population, detailed architecture, and many customs. This book details Belgium's history, explores its people, languages, and culture, and examines what makes Belgium the country it is today.

  • Cultures of the World: Bolivia

    Cultures of the World: Bolivia

    Throughout its existence, Bolivia has witnessed prosperous times and difficult times. Its people are diverse and take pride in their customs. Today, Bolivia is a unique and interesting place to visit and study. Complete with vivid photographs and detailed information, this book examines Bolivia's history, people, geography, languages, culture, and much more.

  • Cultures of the World:  Canada

    Cultures of the World: Canada

    Learn everything about Canada, including its history, culture, economy, art, people, government, and more.

  • Cultures of the World:  Egypt

    Cultures of the World: Egypt

    Learn everything about Egypt, including its history, culture, economy, art, people, government, and more.

  • Cultures of the World: Ethiopia

    Cultures of the World: Ethiopia

    Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Ethiopia.

  • Cultures of the World: Finland

    Cultures of the World: Finland

    Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Finland.

  • Cultures of the World:  Great Britain

    Cultures of the World: Great Britain

    Great Britain is a small country with interesting people, traditions, and diverse food. It has seen kings and queens, castles and wars, and has evolved into its present state through years of historical moments. This book delves into Great Britain, discussing how the country started, its economy and environment, and the ways it influences the world today.

  • Cultures of the World:  Hungary

    Cultures of the World: Hungary

    Though small in size, Hungary is as rich in its history and culture as it is in its distinctive, paprika-laden cuisine. Set off from the rest of Europe by its unique Magyar language and spirit, the country has always been something of an outlier. This book traces Hungary's development, from its early days as a haven for nomadic tribes to its years as a Soviet satellite state and beyond.

  • Cultures of the World: Iceland

    Cultures of the World: Iceland

    Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Iceland.

  • Cultures of the World:  India

    Cultures of the World: India

    This book presents information on the geography, history, government, economy, culture, and people of India.

  • Cultures of the World:  Iran

    Cultures of the World: Iran

    Learn everything about Iran, including its history, culture, economy, art, people, government, and more.

  • Cultures of the World:  Iraq

    Cultures of the World: Iraq

    Learn everything about Iraq, including its history, culture, economy, art, people, government, and more.

  • Cultures of the World:  Ireland

    Cultures of the World: Ireland

    Learn about the geography, culture, language, and much more in this in-depth overview of Ireland.

  • Cultures of the World:  Israel

    Cultures of the World: Israel

    Learn everything about Israel, including its history, culture, economy, art, people, government, and more.

  • Cultures of the World:  Jamaica

    Cultures of the World: Jamaica

    Learn about the geography, culture, language, and much more in this in-depth overview of Jamaica.

  • Cultures of the World: Norway

    Cultures of the World: Norway

    Norway is a country with a rich history, diverse culture, and unique customs. Today, it is one of the most successful countries in the world, and its citizens are among the happiest on Earth. This book explores Norway's evolution from ancient times to the Vikings and finally to the present day, examining the way Norway operates as a country, its government, and the people who make the country what it is today.

  • Cultures of the World:  Pakistan

    Cultures of the World: Pakistan

    Learn about the geography, culture, language, and much more in this in-depth overview of Pakistan.

  • Cultures of the World: Panama

    Cultures of the World: Panama

    Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Panama.

  • Cultures of the World: Peru

    Cultures of the World: Peru

    Peru is a unique country with ancient origins, dense rain forests, vast mountains, dry deserts, and diverse wildlife. Long before the first Europeans arrived, Peru was home to the Inca civilization, a successful and powerful group of people. This civilization vanished, however, when the Spanish conquered the area in the 1500s. Since then, Peru has adapted many Spanish customs, beliefs, and traditions; however, in some areas, ancient Inca ruins still remain. Today Peru is a fascinating country to explore. This book delves into the countrys past, examines its present, and discovers what makes the Peru known today.

  • Cultures of the World:  Poland

    Cultures of the World: Poland

    Wars over the centuries changed the borders of Poland, and attempts even were made to eliminate this ancient country. However, the culture of the Poles remained intact. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Poland has been one of Eastern Europe's great success stories.

  • Cultures of the World:  Romania

    Cultures of the World: Romania

    Romania has had a tumultuous history of changing leadership and contested land. Marked by revolution with a strong cultural history preserved in artifacts and traditions, today Romanians are among some of the most enduring peoples of the European Union. Find out more in this fascinating book!

  • Cultures of the World:  Russia

    Cultures of the World: Russia

    Russia is the world's largest country. It has a vast history dating back more than one thousand years. During its existence it has seen many wars, different leaders, and political confrontations. Today Russia is an independent nation with many traditions. Its people are diverse. This book takes an in-depth look at Russia and describes how it became the country it is today.

  • Cultures of the World:  Saudi Arabia

    Cultures of the World: Saudi Arabia

    Learn everything about Saudi Arabia, including its history, culture, economy, art, people, government, and more.

  • Cultures of the World:  South Korea

    Cultures of the World: South Korea

    Learn about the geography, culture, language, and much more in this in-depth overview of South Korea.

  • Cultures of the World:  Sweden

    Cultures of the World: Sweden

    Learn about the geography, culture, language, and much more in this in-depth overview of Sweden.

  • Cultures of the World:  Switzerland

    Cultures of the World: Switzerland

    Explore the history, culture, government, lifestyle and more of Switzerland!

  • Cultures of the World: Taiwan

    Cultures of the World: Taiwan

    This book provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Taiwan.

  • Cultures of the World: Tibet

    Cultures of the World: Tibet

    Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Tibet.

  • Cultures of the World:  Vietnam

    Cultures of the World: Vietnam

    Learn about the geography, culture, language, and much more in this in-depth overview of Vietnam.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ecology Experiments

    Ecology Experiments

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marine Science Experiments

    Marine Science Experiments

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

  • 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.

  • It's My State:  Alabama

    It's My State: Alabama

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Alabama, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Alaska

    It's My State: Alaska

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Alaska, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Arizona

    It's My State: Arizona

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Arizona, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Arkansas

    It's My State: Arkansas

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Arkansas, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  California

    It's My State: California

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of California, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Colorado

    It's My State: Colorado

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Colorado, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Connecticut

    It's My State: Connecticut

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Connecticut, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Delaware

    It's My State: Delaware

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Delaware, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Florida

    It's My State: Florida

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Florida, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Georgia

    It's My State: Georgia

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Georgia as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Hawaii

    It's My State: Hawaii

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Hawaii, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Idaho

    It's My State: Idaho

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Idaho as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Illinois

    It's My State: Illinois

    This book surveys the history, geography, and economy of Illinois, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Indiana

    It's My State: Indiana

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Indiana, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Iowa

    It's My State: Iowa

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Iowa as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Kansas

    It's My State: Kansas

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Kansas, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Kentucky

    It's My State: Kentucky

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Kentucky as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Louisiana

    It's My State: Louisiana

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Louisiana, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Maine

    It's My State: Maine

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Maine as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Maryland

    It's My State: Maryland

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Maryland, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Massachusetts

    It's My State: Massachusetts

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of the state of Massachusetts, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Michigan

    It's My State: Michigan

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Michigan, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Minnesota

    It's My State: Minnesota

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Minnesota, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Mississippi

    It's My State: Mississippi

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Mississippi, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Missouri

    It's My State: Missouri

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Missouri as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Montana

    It's My State: Montana

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Montana as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Nebraska

    It's My State: Nebraska

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Nebraska as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Nevada

    It's My State: Nevada

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Nevada as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  New Hampshire

    It's My State: New Hampshire

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of New Hampshire, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  New Jersey

    It's My State: New Jersey

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of New Jersey, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  New Mexico

    It's My State: New Mexico

    This book surveys the history, geography, and economy of New Mexico as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  New York

    It's My State: New York

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of New York, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  North Carolina

    It's My State: North Carolina

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of North Carolina, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  North Dakota

    It's My State: North Dakota

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of North Dakota, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Ohio

    It's My State: Ohio

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Ohio, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Oklahoma

    It's My State: Oklahoma

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Oklahoma as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Oregon

    It's My State: Oregon

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Oregon, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Pennsylvania

    It's My State: Pennsylvania

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Pennsylvania, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Puerto Rico

    It's My State: Puerto Rico

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Puerto Rico as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Rhode Island

    It's My State: Rhode Island

    This book surveys the history, geography, government and economy of Rhode Island as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  South Carolina

    It's My State: South Carolina

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of South Carolina, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  South Dakota

    It's My State: South Dakota

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of South Dakota as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Tennessee

    It's My State: Tennessee

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Tennessee as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Texas

    It's My State: Texas

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Texas, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Utah

    It's My State: Utah

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Utah, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Vermont

    It's My State: Vermont

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Vermont, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Virgina

    It's My State: Virgina

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Virginia, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Washington

    It's My State: Washington

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Washington, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Washington D.C.

    It's My State: Washington D.C.

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Washington, D.C., as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  West Virginia

    It's My State: West Virginia

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of West Virginia as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Wisconsin

    It's My State: Wisconsin

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Wisconsin, as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • It's My State:  Wyoming

    It's My State: Wyoming

    This book surveys the history, geography, government, and economy of Wyoming as well as the diverse ways of life of its people.

  • 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.

  • American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library

    American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.

  • American Decades

    American Decades

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

  • American Decades Primary Sources

    American Decades Primary Sources

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

  • American 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Discovering Mission La Purisima Concepcion

    Discovering Mission La Purisima Concepcion

    Discovering Mission La Purisima Concepcion

  • Discovering Mission Nuestra Senora De La Soledad

    Discovering Mission Nuestra Senora De La Soledad

    Discovering Mission Nuestra Senora De La Soledad

  • Discovering Mission San Antonio De Padua

    Discovering Mission San Antonio De Padua

    Discovering Mission San Antonio De Padua

  • Discovering Mission San Buenaventura

    Discovering Mission San Buenaventura

    Discovering Mission San Buenaventura

  • Discovering Mission San Carlos Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo

    Discovering Mission San Carlos Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo

    Discovering Mission San Carlos Borromeo Del Rio Carmelo

  • Discovering Mission San Diego De Alcala

    Discovering Mission San Diego De Alcala

    Discovering Mission San Diego De Alcala

  • Discovering Mission San Fernando Rey De Espana

    Discovering Mission San Fernando Rey De Espana

    Discovering Mission San Fernando Rey De Espana

  • Discovering Mission San Francisco De Asis

    Discovering Mission San Francisco De Asis

    Discovering Mission San Francisco De Asis

  • Discovering Mission San Francisco Solano

    Discovering Mission San Francisco Solano

    Discovering Mission San Francisco Solano

  • Discovering Mission San Gabriel Arcangel

    Discovering Mission San Gabriel Arcangel

    Discovering Mission San Gabriel Arcangel

  • Discovering Mission San Jose

    Discovering Mission San Jose

    Discovering Mission San Jose

  • Discovering Mission San Juan Bautista

    Discovering Mission San Juan Bautista

    Discovering Mission San Juan Bautista

  • Discovering Mission San Juan Capistrano

    Discovering Mission San Juan Capistrano

    Discovering Mission San Juan Capistrano

  • Discovering Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa

    Discovering Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa

    Discovering Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa

  • Discovering Mission San Luis Rey De Francia

    Discovering Mission San Luis Rey De Francia

    Discovering Mission San Luis Rey De Francia

  • Discovering Mission San Miguel Arcangel

    Discovering Mission San Miguel Arcangel

    Discovering Mission San Miguel Arcangel

  • Discovering Mission Santa Barbara

    Discovering Mission Santa Barbara

    Discovering Mission Santa Barbara

  • Discovering Mission Santa Clara De Asis

    Discovering Mission Santa Clara De Asis

    Discovering Mission Santa Clara De Asis

  • Discovering Mission Santa Cruz

    Discovering Mission Santa Cruz

    Discovering Mission Santa Cruz

  • Discovering Mission Santa Ines

    Discovering Mission Santa Ines

    Discovering Mission Santa Ines

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.