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  • Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

    Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

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

  • Alternative Energy, ed. 2

    Alternative Energy, ed. 2

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

  • Animal Rights and Welfare: A Documentary and Reference Guide

    Animal Rights and Welfare: A Documentary and Reference Guide

    Through the use of primary sources, this book addresses a range of topics within the subject of animal rights and welfare, including zoos, animal testing, philosophy regarding the treatment of animals, and practical measures instituted to protect animals.

  • Animal Sciences

    Animal Sciences

    Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and study of wild and domesticated animals.

  • Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

    Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

    Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

  • Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the United States

    Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the United States

    An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about each of the fifty United States, as well as U.S. territories and possessions. Coverage includes geography, state history, population, ethnic groups, natural resources, famous natives, and vital statistics. For students in elementary schools.

  • Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the World

    Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the World

    An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education, and daily life. Includes a special section of political, topographical, and thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.

  • Blood: Physiology and Circulation

    Blood: Physiology and Circulation

    Detailed diagrams supplement the text and allow readers a glimpse into the anatomy and life-sustaining properties of human blood. Follow the course of blood as it circulates through the body and its component parts.

  • Bone and Muscle: Structure, Force, and Motion

    Bone and Muscle: Structure, Force, and Motion

    Details the anatomy and mechanisms that allow bones and muscles to operate naturally and examines the consequences of disease and injury on these fundamental components of the human body.

  • Bullying

    Bullying

    This text presents bullying as a health issue and proposes effective strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on current scientific research of aggressive behaviors.

  • Disasters

    Disasters

    Examines the issue of disaster relief and natural disasters from a variety of international perspectives.

  • 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 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 Sports Management and Marketing

    Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing

    A comprehensive reference work bringing both sports management and sports marketing all together in one place.

  • Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

    Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine

    Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2

    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2

    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

    Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

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

  • ISIS: An Introduction and Guide to the Islamic State

    ISIS: An Introduction and Guide to the Islamic State

    The book provides an introduction that documents the origins of ISIS within the larger Al Qaeda organization during the Iraq War. It discusses the origins, development, and territorial expansion of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and examines the ideological motivations behind the emergence of ISIS.

  • 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 Cultures

    Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

    An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

  • Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide

    Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide

    Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

  • Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia

    Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia

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

  • Sports Injuries Information For Teens, ed. 4

    Sports Injuries Information For Teens, ed. 4

    Offers teens a comprehensive, fact-based guide to being a healthy athlete including guidelines for participating safely in sports and avoiding injury.

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

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

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

  • The Boston Marathon Bombing

    The Boston Marathon Bombing

    This title examines an important historic event--the April 15, 2013, bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • The Brain and the Nervous System

    The Brain and the Nervous System

    Covers the amazing intricacies of this vital system as well as the effects of disease and damage.

  • The Cardiovascular System

    The Cardiovascular System

    Covers the anatomy of the heart and the effects of the diseases to which it is sometimes prone. Provides annotated diagrams and illustrations to bolster the narrative and highlight significant aspects of cardiology and the cardiovascular system.

  • The College Blue Book, ed. 32

    The College Blue Book, ed. 32

    The College Blue Book has been a standard, professional reference on higher education since it was first published in 1923. New features have been added during the intervening years to keep pace with the changing needs for information about our educational facilities. The information, especially in the areas of tuition, room and board, enrollment figures, library holdings, is constantly changing.

  • The Digestive System

    The Digestive System

    Examines all the vital components involved in consuming and digesting food as well as the diseases and disorders that can plague this frequently overlooked area of the human body.

  • The Eye: The Physiology of Human Perception

    The Eye: The Physiology of Human Perception

    The structures and functions of the eye are examined in this volume that describes how we are able to process what we observe and react accordingly.

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

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

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

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. 2

    Covers a variety of topics on physiology and fitness, including sports, body systems, the body's reaction to physical fitness, exercise activities, diseases and conditions, treatments, fitness tests, and other health-related issues.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

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

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2

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

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

    Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

    The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

    Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

  • The History of Western Dance

    The History of Western Dance

    This guide, with biographical profiles, discusses Western dance as an art form, a folk tradition, and an entertainment spectacle. It examines the wide ranging dance types, including some of ancient rituals, Christian dance ecstasies, court and folk dances, ballet, social dances, the waltz, ballroom, tap, modern dance, and break and hip-hop dancing.

  • The Newtown School Shooting

    The Newtown School Shooting

    This title examines an important historic event--the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

  • The Reproductive System

    The Reproductive System

    This comprehensive narrative details both the biological process of procreation and the often divisive debates on how best to approach matters related to the human body.

  • The Respiratory System

    The Respiratory System

    Although vulnerable to various infections and other disorders, the respiratory system by and large continues to function in order to sustain us. This book explores each element involved in this subconscious process and the factors that perpetuate human life.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

    UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

    Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

    UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features

    Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

    UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

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

  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

    UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

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

  • 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 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.