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  • 100 Inventions that Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs that Shaped our World

    100 Inventions that Made History: Brilliant Breakthroughs that Shaped our World

    Describes the development of one hundred world-changing inventions, including rockets, the internet, refrigerators, blue jeans, light bulbs, and antibiotics.

  • 1000 Inventions & Discoveries

    1000 Inventions & Discoveries

    This book explores the fascinating developments in technology and natural science that shaped the world as it is today.

  • 101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed.

    101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed.

    Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

  • Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices

    Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices

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

  • American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2

    American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2

    Provides coverage on the best-known American women writers spanning from colonial days to the present, including biography, criticism, and bibliography for each; also includes lesser-known writers whose work is found in journals, letters, stories, and even hymns. Entries feature an assessment of the writer's works; basic biography and complete bibliography, as well as comprehensive data on writers' names, including pseudonyms, alias

  • Americans at War

    Americans at War

    Covers major American conflicts from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. Illustrated articles cover both biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations, monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, hu

  • Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students

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

  • Biology, ed. 2

    Biology, ed. 2

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

  • Body Systems

    Body Systems

    Covers the 14 systems of the human body and their role and functions both from an individual organ perspective and each system as a whole, as well as what occurs when systems are not functioning properly due to injury, disease, or other causes. Entries cover the development of each body system from birth to full adult growth, as well as adjustments by the body during the senior years.

  • Concise Major 21st Century Writers

    Concise Major 21st Century Writers

    A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today's most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

  • Countries and Their Cultures

    Countries and Their Cultures

    Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, ph

  • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

    Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

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

  • Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

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

  • Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

    Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

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

  • Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

    Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

    A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.

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

    Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

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

  • Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

    Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

    A six-volume survey of modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.

  • Encyclopedia of Modern China

    Encyclopedia of Modern China

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

  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

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

  • Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

    Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

    A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

  • Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

    The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

  • Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

    Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

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

  • Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

    Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

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

  • Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

    Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

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

  • Energy: In Context

    Energy: In Context

    This book explains the fundamentals of energy science and the impact of energy on human life and the environment. Interdisciplinary in nature, it covers topics from such fields as geology, biology, physics, history,sociology, and economics.

  • Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

    Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

    Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

  • Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2: A Global Resource

    Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2: A Global Resource

    This work considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, an

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

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

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

    This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

  • Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

    Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War

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

  • Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

    Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

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

  • Health and Wellness

    Health and Wellness

    This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.

  • History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide

    History Behind the Headlines: The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide

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

  • History of World Trade Since 1450

    History of World Trade Since 1450

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

  • Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

    Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

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

  • Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

    Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

    New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

    A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

  • New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

    New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

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

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

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

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

  • Personal Finance

    Personal Finance

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

  • Plant Sciences

    Plant Sciences

    Introduces the fundamentals of plant sciences, such as cells, transportation and photosynthesis, and also examines related fields, such as agribusiness, conservation and ethnobotany. Fully illustrated with margin definitions, timelines and sidebars throughout. Academic and general interest. 4 volumes.

  • Real-Life Math

    Real-Life Math

    Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

  • 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.

  • Space Sciences, ed. 2

    Space Sciences, ed. 2

    From the history of space exploration to the future of 'space business', this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

  • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

    St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

    Includes more than 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performanc

  • Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

    Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

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

  • The 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 Medicine, ed. 5

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

    Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5

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

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 3

    Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

    The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

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

  • The Human Brain Book, ed. 2

    The Human Brain Book, ed. 2

    Covers the one organ in the body that makes each person a unique individual and includes the latest findings from the field of neuroscience.

  • UXL Doomed: The Science Behind Disasters

    UXL Doomed: The Science Behind Disasters

    This work explores the science behind some of the worst global disasters of the 20th and 21st centuries, including structural and engineering failures, natural disasters, nuclear and industrial accidents, train derailments, and plane crashes. Entries cover physics, engineering, aerodynamics, chemical reactions, computer science, geology, materials science, and more.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

    UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

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

  • UXL Encyclopedia of 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 Money: Making Sense of Economics and Personal Finance

    UXL Money: Making Sense of Economics and Personal Finance

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

  • Water: Science and Issues

    Water: Science and Issues

    This set covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures. 4 volumes.

  • World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2

    World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2

    This fully updated version of the original 1989 edition of the World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries across the globe.

  • World Eras, Vol. 1

    World Eras, Vol. 1

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600.

  • World Eras, Vol. 10

    World Eras, Vol. 10

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of West African kingdoms, 500-1590.

  • World Eras, Vol. 2

    World Eras, Vol. 2

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500.

  • World Eras, Vol. 3

    World Eras, Vol. 3

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.

  • World Eras, Vol. 4

    World Eras, Vol. 4

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of medieval Europe, 814-1350.

  • World Eras, Vol. 5

    World Eras, Vol. 5

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E.

  • World Eras, Vol. 6

    World Eras, Vol. 6

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E.

  • World Eras, Vol. 7

    World Eras, Vol. 7

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644.

  • World Eras, Vol. 8

    World Eras, Vol. 8

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E.

  • World Eras, Vol. 9

    World Eras, Vol. 9

    Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914.

  • World of Earth Science

    World of Earth Science

    This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.

  • World of Forensic Science, ed. 2

    World of Forensic Science, ed. 2

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

  • World of Sports Science

    World of Sports Science

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

  • Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues

    Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues

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