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Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

American Civil War Reference Library
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 Home Front in World War II
American Home Front in World War II

American Home Front in World War II

Examines the effect of World War II on people living in America. The Almanac discusses major events on the home front, including the changing role of women, Civil Defense and the draft. Biographies highlights 26 key figures, such as John L. Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer and others. Primary Sources includes primary material from a variety of sources, including speeches, documents and other material.

American Revolution
American Revolution

American Revolution

Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.

American Revolution Reference Library
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.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Amphibian
Amphibian

Amphibian

Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library
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
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Explores the field of Egyptology and archaeological digs. Covers topics such as pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies in Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

Documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

Arctic and Antarctic
Arctic and Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.

Arctic and Antarctic
Arctic and Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.

Argentina
Argentina

Argentina

Includes descriptions of sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, phrase books, and maps. Provides information on the history of Argentina and explores its various regions.

Arms & Armour
Arms & Armour

Arms & Armour

Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.

Astronomy
Astronomy

Astronomy

Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.

Athens
Athens

Athens

Provides travel information on Athens, Greece; describes the architecture, the culture and history, and recommends hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Barcelona & Catalonia, Rev. ed.
Barcelona & Catalonia, Rev. ed.

Barcelona & Catalonia, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Beijing
Beijing

Beijing

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 sights of the Forbidden City to the top 10 Chinese dishes, hotels, restaurants, and markets. Provides insider knowledge for visitors to Beijing. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Beijing & Shanghai
Beijing & Shanghai

Beijing & Shanghai

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Big Cats
Big Cats

Big Cats

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

Bird
Bird

Bird

Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

Birds
Birds

Birds

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Boston
Boston

Boston

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 monuments and statues to the top 10 restaurants, festivals, and seaside excursions. Provides insider knowledge for visitors to Boston. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Boston, Rev. ed.
Boston, Rev. ed.

Boston, Rev. ed.

Provides travel information on Boston; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

Brazil
Brazil

Brazil

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Brazil in geographical, historical and culture context.

Brittany, Rev. ed.
Brittany, Rev. ed.

Brittany, Rev. ed.

Provides travel information on Brittany; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, Rev. ed.
Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, Rev. ed.

Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Brussels in geographical, historical and culture context.

Budapest
Budapest

Budapest

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 Hungarian dishes to the top 10 festivals, bars, cafés, and shops. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Bugs
Bugs

Bugs

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Butterfly
Butterfly

Butterfly

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Butterfly
Butterfly

Butterfly

Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa
CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

Castle
Castle

Castle

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.

Chemical Compounds
Chemical Compounds

Chemical Compounds

Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scientists who made them.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Chicago
Chicago

Chicago

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 niche museums to the top 10 places to eat, ethnic neighborhoods, jazz & blues joints, skyscrapers, and festivals and events. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Chick
Chick

Chick

Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

Civil War
Civil War

Civil War

Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

Examines the impact of global warming on the planet, and what can be done to combat climate change.

Cold War Reference Library
Cold War Reference Library

Cold War Reference Library

Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

Colonial America Reference Library
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.

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2
Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.

Cracow
Cracow

Cracow

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Cracow in geographical, historical and culture context.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Croatia
Croatia

Croatia

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Croatia in geographical, historical and culture context.

Crystal & Gem
Crystal & Gem

Crystal & Gem

Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Cuba in geographical, historical and culture context.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs
DK Guide to Dinosaurs

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

DK Guide to Mammals
DK Guide to Mammals

DK Guide to Mammals

Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

DK Guide to Savage Earth
DK Guide to Savage Earth

DK Guide to Savage Earth

Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.

DK Guide to Weather
DK Guide to Weather

DK Guide to Weather

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

DK Guide to the Human Body
DK Guide to the Human Body

DK Guide to the Human Body

Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

Desert
Desert

Desert

Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

Desert
Desert

Desert

Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

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

Dinosaur
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

Dinosaur
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.

Dinosaur
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Explores the field of paleontology and other professions related to the study of dinosaurs and the collection of fossils.

Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from where to find the bargains in souks and malls, to the best natural beauty spots, spas, and golf courses. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Dublin
Dublin

Dublin

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 venues for Irish music to the top 10 children's attractions, shops, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Duck
Duck

Duck

Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).

Early Humans
Early Humans

Early Humans

Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

Earth
Earth

Earth

Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

Egypt, Rev. ed.
Egypt, Rev. ed.

Egypt, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Egypt in geographical, historical and culture context.

Elizabethan World Reference Library
Elizabethan World Reference Library

Elizabethan World Reference Library

Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

Endangered Species, ed. 2
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 taken to prevent it from extinction.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Extreme Weather
Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

Describes a wide variety of extreme weather such as tornadoes, droughts, storms and extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages
Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

Fish
Fish

Fish

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Florence & Tuscany
Florence & Tuscany

Florence & Tuscany

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Flying Machine
Flying Machine

Flying Machine

Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

Forensic Science
Forensic Science

Forensic Science

Explores the groundbreaking methods scientists use to solve crimes--from fingerprinting to DNA sampling.

Forest
Forest

Forest

Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

Fossil
Fossil

Fossil

Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.

Fox
Fox

Fox

Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

French and Indian War
French and Indian War

French and Indian War

Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Features include illustrations, maps, graphs and charts, photographs, and a further reading list. Designed for student and general audiences.

Frog
Frog

Frog

Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

Future
Future

Future

Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

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

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library
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 general audiences.

Great Musicians
Great Musicians

Great Musicians

Covers history's greatest music makers, from Beethoven to the Beatles.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

Grzimek's 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.

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 secret delights of hidden Hong Kong to the top 10 festivals, hotels, and shops. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Honolulu & O'ahu
Honolulu & O'ahu

Honolulu & O'ahu

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 beaches and golf courses to the top 10 restaurants, shops, and spots for water sports. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Horse
Horse

Horse

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Human Body
Human Body

Human Body

Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

Human Body
Human Body

Human Body

Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.

Hurricane
Hurricane

Hurricane

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

India, Rev. ed.
India, Rev. ed.

India, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places India in geographical, historical and culture context.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library
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.

Insect
Insect

Insect

Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

Invention
Invention

Invention

Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

Istanbul
Istanbul

Istanbul

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 tips on buying a carpet to the top 10 restaurants, stores, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Jungle
Jungle

Jungle

Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World
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 Physical Geography
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

Students will find everything they need to conduct thorough research on 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures
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.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays
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.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories. Includes details on Canada's arts, climate, government, health, languages, notable persons, and ethnic groups.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Kitten
Kitten

Kitten

Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

Knight
Knight

Knight

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

Korean War Reference Library
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.

Lamb, Rev
Lamb, Rev

Lamb, Rev

Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

Loire Valley, Rev. ed.
Loire Valley, Rev. ed.

Loire Valley, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Madrid
Madrid

Madrid

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 sights to the top 10 restaurants, museums, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors.

Mammal
Mammal

Mammal

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Mammals
Mammals

Mammals

Presents an overview of mammals, including their history, various kinds, physical characteristics, behavior, and endangered and extinct species.

Mexican-American War
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

Middle Ages Reference Library

Covers the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times; includes biographical essays on significant individuals of the era; and presents a collection of excerpts from relevant letters, journal entries, poems and more from the era.

Middle East Conflict Reference Library
Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.

Mouse
Mouse

Mouse

Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

Mythology
Mythology

Mythology

Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.

Mythology
Mythology

Mythology

Covers mythology around the globe, from the classic Greek to lesser known Malaysian. Provides synopses of the great myths from antiquity to the present. Various gods are cataloged by subject to enable comparisons of distant civilizations.

North American Indian
North American Indian

North American Indian

Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Olympic Games
Olympic Games

Olympic Games

Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.

Owl
Owl

Owl

Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

Penguin
Penguin

Penguin

Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

Pig
Pig

Pig

Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

Pirate
Pirate

Pirate

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Plant
Plant

Plant

Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.

Pond & River
Pond & River

Pond & River

Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

Pony
Pony

Pony

Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Explores the many different types of prejudice, their history, what causes these prejudices in people and societies, and their consequences. Presents profiles of diverse and unique men and women who played key roles in the history of prejudice. Excerpted documents tell various stories in the words of the people who fought prejudice, acted out prejudices, and those who were the victims of prejudice.

Puppy
Puppy

Puppy

Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

Rain Forest
Rain Forest

Rain Forest

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library
Reconstruction Era Reference Library

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

The three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library
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.

Reptile
Reptile

Reptile

Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

Reptiles
Reptiles

Reptiles

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Rivers and Lakes
Rivers and Lakes

Rivers and Lakes

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library
Roaring Twenties Reference Library

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

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

Rock & Mineral
Rock & Mineral

Rock & Mineral

Examines the beauty and importance of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones and provides insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

San Francisco & Northern California, Rev. ed.
San Francisco & Northern California, Rev. ed.

San Francisco & Northern California, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Seashore
Seashore

Seashore

Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

Seville & Andalusia, Rev. ed
Seville & Andalusia, Rev. ed

Seville & Andalusia, Rev. ed

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

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

Shark
Shark

Shark

Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

Shipwreck
Shipwreck

Shipwreck

Provides an introduction to the world's most significant shipwrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.

Skeleton
Skeleton

Skeleton

Provides detailed information on human and animal skeletons, including their evolution, structure, and function.

Soccer
Soccer

Soccer

Examines all aspects of the game of soccer: its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, competitive play, and more.

Space
Space

Space

Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

Space Exploration Reference Library
Space Exploration Reference Library

Space Exploration Reference Library

From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

Spain, Rev. ed.
Spain, Rev. ed.

Spain, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Spain in geographical, historical and culture context.

Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America
Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Supreme Court Drama: 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, equal protection, 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.

Television in American Society Reference Library
Television in American Society Reference Library

Television in American Society Reference Library

Focused on a popular topic, this exciting collection gives students and teachers substantial material for discussion and research. The three-volume set shows how television has reflected and influenced American society and culture throughout its history, covering both positive and negative effects.

Terrorism Reference Library
Terrorism Reference Library

Terrorism Reference Library

This 3-vol. set provides students with an understanding of the complex issue of global terrorism.

The Crusades Reference Library
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 Sixties in America Reference Library
The Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library presents a broad overview of the turbulent 1960s, a decade that forever changed the American social, political and cultural landscape.

Titanic
Titanic

Titanic

Provides an introduction to the Titanic, from its maiden voyage to its wreck on the ocean floor.

Tree
Tree

Tree

Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.

Trees
Trees

Trees

A guide to numerous species of trees from around the world. Covers topics such as identification, anatomy, commercial exploitation, and conservation.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library
U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

UXL American Decades
UXL American Decades

UXL American Decades

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

UXL Complete Health Resource
UXL Complete Health Resource

UXL Complete Health Resource

Covers the causes symptoms, diagnoses, tests, treatments and prognoses of health problems; the main systems of the human body, including the circulatory system, the endocrine system, special senses and much more; and a detailed examination of nutrition, and medical and mental health issues.

UXL Complete Life Science Resource
UXL Complete Life Science Resource

UXL Complete Life Science Resource

Features alphabetically arranged entries on theories, concepts, and scientific discoveries and developments pertinent to the study of life science in schools today. Also featured is a chronology of discoveries and a report topic section that suggests a range of research topics and experiment ideas.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
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 Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders
UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
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 Native American Tribes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography
UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

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

UXL Graphic Novelists
UXL Graphic Novelists

UXL Graphic Novelists

Graphic novels -- novels merging pictures and rich language to create a unique experience of literature and art -- are enjoying a renewed popularity, especially with students and young adults. U·X·L's Graphic Novelists introduces researchers to the authors and illustrators behind these works, taking care to define and explore the distinction between comic books and graphic novels.

Vienna
Vienna

Vienna

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 sights in the Hofburg Palace to the top 10 walks, shops, restaurants, and cafés. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Vienna, Rev. ed.
Vienna, Rev. ed.

Vienna, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Vienna in geographical, historical and culture context.

Vietnam and Angkor Wat
Vietnam and Angkor Wat

Vietnam and Angkor Wat

Provides background information on Vietnam and Angkor Wat; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Viking
Viking

Viking

Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

Viking
Viking

Viking

Explores the world of Vikings including epic voyages, daily life, longboats and special festivals.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Vote
Vote

Vote

Explores the history of the election process--from Roman times to the present.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library
War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

Triggered by its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq was pitted against a 32-nation coalition of forces commanded by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, whose air attacks led the way for a ground war that met with success in less than four days.

War of 1812
War of 1812

War of 1812

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

Washington, D.C
Washington, D.C

Washington, D.C

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Washington D.C. in geographical, historical and culture context.

Weather
Weather

Weather

Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

Weather
Weather

Weather

Explores many aspects of weather and how it affects people's lives.

Westward Expansion Reference Library
Westward Expansion Reference Library

Westward Expansion Reference Library

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

Whale
Whale

Whale

Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

Whales & Dolphins
Whales & Dolphins

Whales & Dolphins

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

Witchcraft in America
Witchcraft in America

Witchcraft in America

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

World Religions Reference Library
World Religions Reference Library

World Religions Reference Library

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

World War I
World War I

World War I

Provides an introduction to World War I including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War I Reference Library
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
World War II

World War II

Provides an introduction to World War II including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War II Reference Library
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.

Science

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Arctic and Antarctic
Arctic and Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.

Astronomy
Astronomy

Astronomy

Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.

Big Cats
Big Cats

Big Cats

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

Birds
Birds

Birds

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Bugs
Bugs

Bugs

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Butterfly
Butterfly

Butterfly

Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa
CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

Chemical Compounds
Chemical Compounds

Chemical Compounds

Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scientists who made them.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Chick
Chick

Chick

Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

Crystal & Gem
Crystal & Gem

Crystal & Gem

Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs
DK Guide to Dinosaurs

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

DK Guide to the Human Body
DK Guide to the Human Body

DK Guide to the Human Body

Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

Desert
Desert

Desert

Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.

Dinosaur
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

Dinosaur
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.

Dinosaur
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Explores the field of paleontology and other professions related to the study of dinosaurs and the collection of fossils.

Duck
Duck

Duck

Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

Earth
Earth

Earth

Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

Fish
Fish

Fish

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Forest
Forest

Forest

Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

Fossil
Fossil

Fossil

Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.

Fox
Fox

Fox

Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

Frog
Frog

Frog

Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

Future
Future

Future

Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

Grzimek's 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.

Horse
Horse

Horse

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Human Body
Human Body

Human Body

Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

Human Body
Human Body

Human Body

Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.

Hurricane
Hurricane

Hurricane

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

Kitten
Kitten

Kitten

Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

Lamb, Rev
Lamb, Rev

Lamb, Rev

Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

Mammal
Mammal

Mammal

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Mouse
Mouse

Mouse

Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Owl
Owl

Owl

Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

Penguin
Penguin

Penguin

Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

Pig
Pig

Pig

Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

Plant
Plant

Plant

Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.

Pond & River
Pond & River

Pond & River

Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

Pony
Pony

Pony

Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

Puppy
Puppy

Puppy

Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

Rain Forest
Rain Forest

Rain Forest

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reptile
Reptile

Reptile

Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

Reptiles
Reptiles

Reptiles

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Rivers and Lakes
Rivers and Lakes

Rivers and Lakes

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Rock & Mineral
Rock & Mineral

Rock & Mineral

Examines the beauty and importance of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones and provides insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

Seashore
Seashore

Seashore

Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

Shark
Shark

Shark

Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

Skeleton
Skeleton

Skeleton

Provides detailed information on human and animal skeletons, including their evolution, structure, and function.

Space
Space

Space

Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

Space Exploration Reference Library
Space Exploration Reference Library

Space Exploration Reference Library

From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

Tree
Tree

Tree

Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.

Trees
Trees

Trees

A guide to numerous species of trees from around the world. Covers topics such as identification, anatomy, commercial exploitation, and conservation.

UXL Complete Life Science Resource
UXL Complete Life Science Resource

UXL Complete Life Science Resource

Features alphabetically arranged entries on theories, concepts, and scientific discoveries and developments pertinent to the study of life science in schools today. Also featured is a chronology of discoveries and a report topic section that suggests a range of research topics and experiment ideas.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
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 Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Whale
Whale

Whale

Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

Whales & Dolphins
Whales & Dolphins

Whales & Dolphins

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

Environment

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Amphibian
Amphibian

Amphibian

Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

Big Cats
Big Cats

Big Cats

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Bird
Bird

Bird

Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

Birds
Birds

Birds

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Bugs
Bugs

Bugs

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Butterfly
Butterfly

Butterfly

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Butterfly
Butterfly

Butterfly

Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Chick
Chick

Chick

Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

Examines the impact of global warming on the planet, and what can be done to combat climate change.

DK Guide to Mammals
DK Guide to Mammals

DK Guide to Mammals

Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

DK Guide to Savage Earth
DK Guide to Savage Earth

DK Guide to Savage Earth

Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.

DK Guide to Weather
DK Guide to Weather

DK Guide to Weather

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

Desert
Desert

Desert

Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

Desert
Desert

Desert

Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.

Duck
Duck

Duck

Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

Endangered Species, ed. 2
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 taken to prevent it from extinction.

Extreme Weather
Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

Describes a wide variety of extreme weather such as tornadoes, droughts, storms and extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Fish
Fish

Fish

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Fox
Fox

Fox

Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

Frog
Frog

Frog

Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

Grzimek's 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.

Horse
Horse

Horse

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Hurricane
Hurricane

Hurricane

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

Insect
Insect

Insect

Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

Jungle
Jungle

Jungle

Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

Kitten
Kitten

Kitten

Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

Lamb, Rev
Lamb, Rev

Lamb, Rev

Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

Mammal
Mammal

Mammal

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Mammals
Mammals

Mammals

Presents an overview of mammals, including their history, various kinds, physical characteristics, behavior, and endangered and extinct species.

Mouse
Mouse

Mouse

Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Owl
Owl

Owl

Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

Penguin
Penguin

Penguin

Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

Pig
Pig

Pig

Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

Pond & River
Pond & River

Pond & River

Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

Pony
Pony

Pony

Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

Puppy
Puppy

Puppy

Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

Rain Forest
Rain Forest

Rain Forest

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reptile
Reptile

Reptile

Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

Reptiles
Reptiles

Reptiles

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Rivers and Lakes
Rivers and Lakes

Rivers and Lakes

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Seashore
Seashore

Seashore

Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

Shark
Shark

Shark

Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes
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 Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features
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 Water Science
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Weather
Weather

Weather

Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

Weather
Weather

Weather

Explores many aspects of weather and how it affects people's lives.

Whale
Whale

Whale

Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

Whales & Dolphins
Whales & Dolphins

Whales & Dolphins

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

History

American Civil War Reference Library
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 Home Front in World War II
American Home Front in World War II

American Home Front in World War II

Examines the effect of World War II on people living in America. The Almanac discusses major events on the home front, including the changing role of women, Civil Defense and the draft. Biographies highlights 26 key figures, such as John L. Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer and others. Primary Sources includes primary material from a variety of sources, including speeches, documents and other material.

American Revolution
American Revolution

American Revolution

Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.

American Revolution Reference Library
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.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library
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
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Explores the field of Egyptology and archaeological digs. Covers topics such as pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies in Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

Documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

Arms & Armour
Arms & Armour

Arms & Armour

Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

Castle
Castle

Castle

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

Civil War
Civil War

Civil War

Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

Cold War Reference Library
Cold War Reference Library

Cold War Reference Library

Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

Colonial America Reference Library
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.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

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

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).

Early Humans
Early Humans

Early Humans

Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

Elizabethan World Reference Library
Elizabethan World Reference Library

Elizabethan World Reference Library

Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages
Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

French and Indian War
French and Indian War

French and Indian War

Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Features include illustrations, maps, graphs and charts, photographs, and a further reading list. Designed for student and general audiences.

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

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

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library
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 general audiences.

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library
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.

Knight
Knight

Knight

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

Korean War Reference Library
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

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

Middle Ages Reference Library

Covers the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times; includes biographical essays on significant individuals of the era; and presents a collection of excerpts from relevant letters, journal entries, poems and more from the era.

Middle East Conflict Reference Library
Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.

Olympic Games
Olympic Games

Olympic Games

Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.

Pirate
Pirate

Pirate

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Explores the many different types of prejudice, their history, what causes these prejudices in people and societies, and their consequences. Presents profiles of diverse and unique men and women who played key roles in the history of prejudice. Excerpted documents tell various stories in the words of the people who fought prejudice, acted out prejudices, and those who were the victims of prejudice.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library
Reconstruction Era Reference Library

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

The three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library
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.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library
Roaring Twenties Reference Library

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

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

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

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

Shipwreck
Shipwreck

Shipwreck

Provides an introduction to the world's most significant shipwrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.

Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America
Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Supreme Court Drama: 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, equal protection, 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 Crusades Reference Library
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 Sixties in America Reference Library
The Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library presents a broad overview of the turbulent 1960s, a decade that forever changed the American social, political and cultural landscape.

Titanic
Titanic

Titanic

Provides an introduction to the Titanic, from its maiden voyage to its wreck on the ocean floor.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library
U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

UXL American Decades
UXL American Decades

UXL American Decades

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Viking
Viking

Viking

Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

Viking
Viking

Viking

Explores the world of Vikings including epic voyages, daily life, longboats and special festivals.

Vote
Vote

Vote

Explores the history of the election process--from Roman times to the present.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library
War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library

Triggered by its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq was pitted against a 32-nation coalition of forces commanded by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, whose air attacks led the way for a ground war that met with success in less than four days.

War of 1812
War of 1812

War of 1812

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

Westward Expansion Reference Library
Westward Expansion Reference Library

Westward Expansion Reference Library

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

Witchcraft in America
Witchcraft in America

Witchcraft in America

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

World War I
World War I

World War I

Provides an introduction to World War I including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War I Reference Library
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
World War II

World War II

Provides an introduction to World War II including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War II Reference Library
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.

Social Science

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Arctic and Antarctic
Arctic and Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.

Television in American Society Reference Library
Television in American Society Reference Library

Television in American Society Reference Library

Focused on a popular topic, this exciting collection gives students and teachers substantial material for discussion and research. The three-volume set shows how television has reflected and influenced American society and culture throughout its history, covering both positive and negative effects.

Nation and World

Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Explores the field of Egyptology and archaeological digs. Covers topics such as pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies in Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

Documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

Arctic and Antarctic
Arctic and Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World
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 Physical Geography
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

Students will find everything they need to conduct thorough research on 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays
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.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories. Includes details on Canada's arts, climate, government, health, languages, notable persons, and ethnic groups.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Terrorism Reference Library
Terrorism Reference Library

Terrorism Reference Library

This 3-vol. set provides students with an understanding of the complex issue of global terrorism.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology
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.

Travel

Argentina
Argentina

Argentina

Includes descriptions of sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, phrase books, and maps. Provides information on the history of Argentina and explores its various regions.

Athens
Athens

Athens

Provides travel information on Athens, Greece; describes the architecture, the culture and history, and recommends hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Barcelona & Catalonia, Rev. ed.
Barcelona & Catalonia, Rev. ed.

Barcelona & Catalonia, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Beijing
Beijing

Beijing

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 sights of the Forbidden City to the top 10 Chinese dishes, hotels, restaurants, and markets. Provides insider knowledge for visitors to Beijing. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Beijing & Shanghai
Beijing & Shanghai

Beijing & Shanghai

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Boston
Boston

Boston

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 monuments and statues to the top 10 restaurants, festivals, and seaside excursions. Provides insider knowledge for visitors to Boston. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Boston, Rev. ed.
Boston, Rev. ed.

Boston, Rev. ed.

Provides travel information on Boston; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Brazil
Brazil

Brazil

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Brazil in geographical, historical and culture context.

Brittany, Rev. ed.
Brittany, Rev. ed.

Brittany, Rev. ed.

Provides travel information on Brittany; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, Rev. ed.
Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, Rev. ed.

Brussels, Bruges, Ghent & Antwerp, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Brussels in geographical, historical and culture context.

Budapest
Budapest

Budapest

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 Hungarian dishes to the top 10 festivals, bars, cafés, and shops. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Chicago
Chicago

Chicago

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 niche museums to the top 10 places to eat, ethnic neighborhoods, jazz & blues joints, skyscrapers, and festivals and events. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Cracow
Cracow

Cracow

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Cracow in geographical, historical and culture context.

Croatia
Croatia

Croatia

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Croatia in geographical, historical and culture context.

Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Cuba in geographical, historical and culture context.

Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from where to find the bargains in souks and malls, to the best natural beauty spots, spas, and golf courses. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Dublin
Dublin

Dublin

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 venues for Irish music to the top 10 children's attractions, shops, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Egypt, Rev. ed.
Egypt, Rev. ed.

Egypt, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Egypt in geographical, historical and culture context.

Florence & Tuscany
Florence & Tuscany

Florence & Tuscany

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 secret delights of hidden Hong Kong to the top 10 festivals, hotels, and shops. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Honolulu & O'ahu
Honolulu & O'ahu

Honolulu & O'ahu

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 beaches and golf courses to the top 10 restaurants, shops, and spots for water sports. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

India, Rev. ed.
India, Rev. ed.

India, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places India in geographical, historical and culture context.

Istanbul
Istanbul

Istanbul

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 tips on buying a carpet to the top 10 restaurants, stores, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Loire Valley, Rev. ed.
Loire Valley, Rev. ed.

Loire Valley, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Madrid
Madrid

Madrid

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 sights to the top 10 restaurants, museums, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors.

San Francisco & Northern California, Rev. ed.
San Francisco & Northern California, Rev. ed.

San Francisco & Northern California, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Seville & Andalusia, Rev. ed
Seville & Andalusia, Rev. ed

Seville & Andalusia, Rev. ed

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places this area in geographical, historical and culture context.

Spain, Rev. ed.
Spain, Rev. ed.

Spain, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Spain in geographical, historical and culture context.

Vienna
Vienna

Vienna

Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 sights in the Hofburg Palace to the top 10 walks, shops, restaurants, and cafés. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.

Vienna, Rev. ed.
Vienna, Rev. ed.

Vienna, Rev. ed.

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Vienna in geographical, historical and culture context.

Vietnam and Angkor Wat
Vietnam and Angkor Wat

Vietnam and Angkor Wat

Provides background information on Vietnam and Angkor Wat; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

Washington, D.C
Washington, D.C

Washington, D.C

Covers sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and maps. Provides information that places Washington D.C. in geographical, historical and culture context.

Technology

Castle
Castle

Castle

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

Flying Machine
Flying Machine

Flying Machine

Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

Forensic Science
Forensic Science

Forensic Science

Explores the groundbreaking methods scientists use to solve crimes--from fingerprinting to DNA sampling.

Invention
Invention

Invention

Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

Television in American Society Reference Library
Television in American Society Reference Library

Television in American Society Reference Library

Focused on a popular topic, this exciting collection gives students and teachers substantial material for discussion and research. The three-volume set shows how television has reflected and influenced American society and culture throughout its history, covering both positive and negative effects.

Law

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2
Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America
Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Supreme Court Drama: 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, equal protection, 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.

Vote
Vote

Vote

Explores the history of the election process--from Roman times to the present.

Biography

Great Musicians
Great Musicians

Great Musicians

Covers history's greatest music makers, from Beethoven to the Beatles.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography
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.

Arts

Great Musicians
Great Musicians

Great Musicians

Covers history's greatest music makers, from Beethoven to the Beatles.

Multicultural Studies

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures
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.

North American Indian
North American Indian

North American Indian

Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2

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

Literature

Mythology
Mythology

Mythology

Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.

Mythology
Mythology

Mythology

Covers mythology around the globe, from the classic Greek to lesser known Malaysian. Provides synopses of the great myths from antiquity to the present. Various gods are cataloged by subject to enable comparisons of distant civilizations.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

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

UXL Graphic Novelists
UXL Graphic Novelists

UXL Graphic Novelists

Graphic novels -- novels merging pictures and rich language to create a unique experience of literature and art -- are enjoying a renewed popularity, especially with students and young adults. U·X·L's Graphic Novelists introduces researchers to the authors and illustrators behind these works, taking care to define and explore the distinction between comic books and graphic novels.

General Reference

Soccer
Soccer

Soccer

Examines all aspects of the game of soccer: its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, competitive play, and more.

Medicine

UXL Complete Health Resource
UXL Complete Health Resource

UXL Complete Health Resource

Covers the causes symptoms, diagnoses, tests, treatments and prognoses of health problems; the main systems of the human body, including the circulatory system, the endocrine system, special senses and much more; and a detailed examination of nutrition, and medical and mental health issues.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders
UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.