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24P: Make Your Digital Movies Look Like Hollywood, ed. , v.
24P: Make Your Digital Movies Look Like Hollywood, ed. , v.

24P: Make Your Digital Movies Look Like Hollywood, ed. , v.

This volume shares the secrets of Hollywood-style production using digital video mode 24P, which can give your movie a truly polished, commercial look. It details the complete chronological sequence of professional film-style production.

A Financial History of the United States, ed. , v.
A Financial History of the United States, ed. , v.

A Financial History of the United States, ed. , v.

This encyclopedic work focuses on the growth and expansion of United States banking, securities, and insurance from the colonial period right up to the incredible growth of the stock market during the 1990s and the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001. A choice outstanding academic title.

A Vulnerable America, ed. , v.
A Vulnerable America, ed. , v.

A Vulnerable America, ed. , v.

A factbook about national security in the wake of 9/11 attacks, written for young adults. Explores increased security measures and new challenges to our personal freedoms. Notes previous times when the United States suspended civil liberties to protect the nation from perceived threats. Outlines the country's vulnerable areas and efforts to bolster infrastructure.

AIDS, ed. , v.
AIDS, ed. , v.

AIDS, ed. , v.

Explores AIDS and HIV in detail, covering milestones in the history and treatment of AIDS, as well as new drug therapies.

Acne, ed. , v.
Acne, ed. , v.

Acne, ed. , v.

Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 35, v.
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 35, v.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 35, v.

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

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 36, v.
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 36, v.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 36, v.

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

Adam Sandler, ed. , v.
Adam Sandler, ed. , v.

Adam Sandler, ed. , v.

A biography of Adam Sandler and his career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.
Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.

Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.

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

Alcohol, ed. , v.
Alcohol, ed. , v.

Alcohol, ed. , v.

A factbook on alcohol, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of alcohol. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse alcohol.

America Under Attack, ed. , v.
America Under Attack, ed. , v.

America Under Attack, ed. , v.

A factbook on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States, written for young adults. Provides an overview of the events of that day, discusses the limitations of U.S. intelligence prior to the event, and the effects that event has had on American life and national security preparedness.

America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.
America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.

America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.

On September 11, 2001, Americans' view of their world was irrevocably changed by terrorist attacks on the country. This anthology offers eye-witness accounts of people who were on the scene, statements by President Bush, other world leaders, and the public both supporting and denouncing America's campaign against terrorism, and the effect the tragedy's aftermath has had on Americans.

American Civil War Reference Library, ed. , v.
American Civil War Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Civil War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is 'new historicist' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is 'new historicist' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.
American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.

American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.

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 Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times, ed. , v.
American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times, ed. , v.

American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times, ed. , v.

Presents the inaugural addresses of each of the 43 United States Presidents. Each entry includes a brief biography, a list of important events during that president's term of office, the actual text of the speech, and notable quotes. Illustrated with portraits and reproductions of period paintings, photos, and engravings. For students in grades 8 and higher.

American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.
American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.

American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.

An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 22, v.
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 22, v.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 22, v.

This respected resource is a biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where available.

American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.
American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

This 4-vol. set supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.

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

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

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

Americans at War, ed. , v.
Americans at War, ed. , v.

Americans at War, ed. , v.

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

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000, ed. , v.
Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000, ed. , v.

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000, ed. , v.

Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.

Animal Sciences, ed. , v.
Animal Sciences, ed. , v.

Animal Sciences, ed. , v.

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

Anthrax, ed. , v.
Anthrax, ed. , v.

Anthrax, ed. , v.

Explores anthrax in detail, covering cutaneous, inhalational, and intestinal forms of anthrax, as well as methods of prevention and treatment. The use of Bacillus anthracis as a biological weapon is also explored.

Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice, ed. , v.
Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice, ed. , v.

Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice, ed. , v.

This book discusses the importance of collection appraisal in the context of archival work as a whole. It is an invaluable source for all those responsible for the use and administration of archives.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.

A biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.
Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.

Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.

A factbook on the development and uses of intelligent robots that utilize artificial intelligence. An overview of how researchers simulate brain processes in these machines, and the variety of uses the machines/robots have. Written for young adults.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

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

Atlas of the Civil War, ed. , v.
Atlas of the Civil War, ed. , v.

Atlas of the Civil War, ed. , v.

This atlas describes the Civil War in five chronological sections, each of which frames the war as both a military conflict and a substantial social force that shaped the United States. In addition to substantial coverage of the war’s multiple military theaters, this atlas also devotes substantial attention to nonmilitary elements of the struggle. Maps of population, economic development, elections, transportation networks accompany the text articles.

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, ed. , v. 55
Authors and Artists for Young Adults, ed. , v. 55

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, ed. , v. 55

Covers the writers, artists, film directors, graphic novelists, and other creative personalities that most interest young adults. Entries include personal behind-the-scenes information, portraits, movie stills, bibliographies, and more. International in scope.

Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.
Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.

Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.

A factbook on bacteria and viruses, written for young adults. Provides information about researchers in the field, the developments in fighting harmful microbes, as well in using beneficial ones for medicines.

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products, ed. 6, v.
Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products, ed. 6, v.

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products, ed. 6, v.

Reference resource on the food chemistry and processing technology related to edible oils and the nonedible byproducts derived from oils. Consists of six volumes: five volumes on edible oils and fats and one volume devoted to nonedible products from oils and fats.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.

An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, ed. , v.
Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, ed. , v.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, ed. , v.

This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

Beginning OpenGL Game Programming, ed. , v.
Beginning OpenGL Game Programming, ed. , v.

Beginning OpenGL Game Programming, ed. , v.

A guide that introduces C++ programmers to OpenGL 1.5 and its applications in developing games and game libraries with high-performance graphics.

Ben Affleck, ed. , v.
Ben Affleck, ed. , v.

Ben Affleck, ed. , v.

A biography of Ben Affleck and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, ed. , v.

A two-volume encyclopedia of 190 articles that examine how people interact and communicate via computers, robots, information systems, and the Internet. Articles present current research in sociology, behavioral science, anthropology, engineering, computer science. Written for the educated layperson.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

A five- volume encyclopedia of world history, covering 250,000 years of human history. Compiles knowledge from paleoanthropology, archaeology, geology, and geography. Emphasis on cultural contact and social change over time and place. Overviews of core topics. Extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science. Biographies of 100 leaders who shaped world history.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.

An encyclopedia on the history of sports in the world. Major topics include 300 modern and traditional sports in 75 nations, cultural and social paradigms and perspectives, college and youth sports, competitions and major events, major sports venues, and the evolution of media coverage. Volumes include 500 articles supplemented by over 1,000 illustrations and sidebars.

Best of the Web: Geography, ed. , v.
Best of the Web: Geography, ed. , v.

Best of the Web: Geography, ed. , v.

An evaluative guide to a large number of geographical sources on the web, including geographical sites around the world. Only sites that are considered to be informative, reliable and stable have been included. The information given for each site includes: title, URL, owner/maintainer, server location, and a full description. Useful for libraries and general audiences.

Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services, ed. , v.
Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services, ed. , v.

Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services, ed. , v.

Discusses continuing professional development and lifelong learning in the information services environment. The aim is to provide the professional reader with guidelines for conceptualizing, designing and measuring successful programs for professional learning, staff development and professional growth in the organization.

Biology, ed. , v.
Biology, ed. , v.

Biology, ed. , v.

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

Black Holes, ed. , v.
Black Holes, ed. , v.

Black Holes, ed. , v.

A factbook on black holes, written for young adults. Presents evidence and theories for these objects, discusses how they were first predicted, how they form, their physical properties, and how scientists detect them.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States, ed. , v.
Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States, ed. , v.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States, ed. , v.

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

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World, ed. , v.
Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World, ed. , v.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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.

Bridging the Culture Gap, ed. , v.
Bridging the Culture Gap, ed. , v.

Bridging the Culture Gap, ed. , v.

Packed with cases, cultural awareness scales, communication style tests and practical tips, this guide will help anyone - of any nationality - to become a better communicator. Whether you're planning to give a presentation to a cross-cultural group or about to negotiate with an overseas client, this book will ensure that your cultural awareness antennae are well tuned.

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, ed. , v.
Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, ed. , v.

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, ed. , v.

This supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics presents the most recent data on particle physics. Reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date, retracing the history of each particle's discovery and function. Covers current research; practical applications both hypothetical and actual; and provides biographical entries on scientists who made significant contributions. Case studies and experiments round out the broad range of topics covered.

Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, ed. 6, v.
Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, ed. 6, v.

Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, ed. 6, v.

Provides broad coverage of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery for new or experienced medicinal chemists, biologists, pharmacologists and molecular biologists. Includes a current and global perspective of drug design, and drug development.

Business Information Handbook, ed. , v.
Business Information Handbook, ed. , v.

Business Information Handbook, ed. , v.

A sourcebook that not only describes the major sources of business information, but also considers the role of business information in the business process and considers the recent changes brought about in sources and delivery by the new Web-based technologies. In addition, there are case studies from business information specialists that provide practical insights into the use of business information.

Business Leader Profiles for Students, ed. , v.
Business Leader Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Business Leader Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students.

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 5
Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 5

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 5

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Business Solutions on Demand, ed. , v.
Business Solutions on Demand, ed. , v.

Business Solutions on Demand, ed. , v.

Based partly on IBM's own transformation, and partly on the transformations that IBM has helped its clients to achieve, this groundbreaking book shows how companies can increase sales and improve margins by introducing a range of solutions. Drawing on IBM's extensive experience of working with clients all over the world, the book is packed with examples from a diverse range of industries.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa, ed. , v.
CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa, ed. , v.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa, ed. , v.

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.

Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.
Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

A dictionary of thinkers and ideas. Comprehensive entries on major philosophers as well as 50 entries on leading contemporary philosophers. Includes coverage of developing fields such as the philosophy of mind and applied ethics, non-Western philosophy, and Continental philosophy.

Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists, ed. 2, v.
Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists, ed. 2, v.

Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists, ed. 2, v.

An illustrated biographical dictionary of major scientists from early times to present day. Fields represented include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology. Highlights pioneering women scientists.

Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, ed. 2, v.
Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, ed. 2, v.

Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, ed. 2, v.

A dictionary of 3500 statistical and statistics-related concepts. Provides simple definitions and explanations of terms that cover medical, survey, theoretical, applied statistics, etc. Short biographies of over 100 important statisticians also included.

Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, ed. , v.
Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, ed. , v.

Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, ed. , v.

An encyclopedia of children's books written in English across the world. Provides a history of books from pre-Norman times to the present, and discusses current developments in publishing practices and in children's own reading.

Cambridge Guide to Women's Writings in English, ed. , v.
Cambridge Guide to Women's Writings in English, ed. , v.

Cambridge Guide to Women's Writings in English, ed. , v.

An encyclopedia of women's writing in English, especially those writers and texts that have been popularly read in the last 25 years. Includes entries for writers, texts, general terms, genres and movements. Subjects range from early medieval English writing through today. Demonstrates the increase in literacy and the changes to the language as colonies evolved.

Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease, ed. , v.
Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease, ed. , v.

Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease, ed. , v.

A history and description of the world's major diseases of yesterday and today, with chapters organized alphabetically. Eighth and final work in a series.

Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.
Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.

Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.

A two-volume history of food and nutrition, and their relation to human health and culture. Covers the spectrum of foods; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. Offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink. Includes a dictionary of plant foods.

Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005, v.
Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005, v.

Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005, v.

An annual guide that provides the following information in English and French: biographical sketches of current parliamentarians, including the Privy Council, Senate and House of Commons; results of all federal general and by-elections since 1867; current and historical data and statistics on provincial and territorial governments, listings for provincial and territorial legislative assemblies, general by-election results; and other information.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.

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 Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.

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

Chemistry, ed. , v.
Chemistry, ed. , v.

Chemistry, ed. , v.

Provides a broad approach to chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, and its many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry as well as biotechnology, including biographies of scientists past and present. Reviews the history of the field up to modern research and practical applications, and topical essays examine the role chemistry plays in various aspects of everyday life. For academic readers.

Child Development, ed. , v.
Child Development, ed. , v.

Child Development, ed. , v.

Covers human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others.

Children's Literature Review, ed. , v. 93
Children's Literature Review, ed. , v. 93

Children's Literature Review, ed. , v. 93

Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

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

Cities of the United States, ed. 5, v.
Cities of the United States, ed. 5, v.

Cities of the United States, ed. 5, v.

In four volumes, this reference book brings together a wide range of hard-to-locate data to answer questions concerning American cities. Each volume focuses on a different geographic region: South, West, Midwest and Northeast. Each volume covers the area's largest or fastest-growing cities, or those with a particular historical, political, industrial or commercial significance.

Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.
Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.

Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.

A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism, ed. , v.
Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism, ed. , v.

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism, ed. , v.

A factbook on civil liberties and terrorism, written for young adults. Explores the challenges that citizens of the United States face in balancing protection of American civil liberties with effective work against terrorism.

Cocaine and Crack, ed. , v.
Cocaine and Crack, ed. , v.

Cocaine and Crack, ed. , v.

A factbook about cocaine and crack, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of cocaine and crack. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.
Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.

Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.
Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades 7-12. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades 7-12.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.
Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades K-6. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades K-6.

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.
Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.
Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

A factbook on comets and asteroids, written for young adults. Outlines evidence and theories about black holes and what constitutes them, discusses how they are detected, how scientists believe they form.

Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century, ed. , v.
Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

This book provides an introduction to publishing practices in the context of the information society, concentrating on its structure and operation.

Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.
Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Covers more than 400 prominent companies most studied by students. Entries follow a standard set of rubrics to facilitate comparison between companies. Also included are company logos, illustrations and ticker symbols, current market share, new products, and where to write for an annual report.

Computer Sciences, ed. , v.
Computer Sciences, ed. , v.

Computer Sciences, ed. , v.

Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 1
Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 1

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 1

Constitutional texts of the United Kingdom, a country which even to this day does not have a written constitution, are published in the first volume of this set dealing with Europe.

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 2
Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 2

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 2

This print edition of Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century is the cost comprehensive collection of its kind, containing constitutional documents from 50 countries around the world from 1776-1849. This unique collection includes approximately 1,000 constitutional documents, human rights declarations and drafts of constitutions collected from archives and libraries from around the world by the German Research Foundation.

Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.
Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.

Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.

Explores contemporary American religion in all its diversity. In addition to profiling religious groups, from the modern forms of Catholicism and Judaism to cults such as Heaven's Gate and the Branch Davidians, the set includes articles on cultural, social, and legal issues, as well as holidays and celebrations, the arts, and other topics. 2 volumes. For general and academic audiences.

Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, ed. , v. 114
Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, ed. , v. 114

Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, ed. , v. 114

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Includes the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. Profile sketches are entirely revised and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. Each volume contains approximately 250 writers.

Contemporary Authors, ed. , v. 206
Contemporary Authors, ed. , v. 206

Contemporary Authors, ed. , v. 206

Provides biographical details on thousands of modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Includes current writers as well as the most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century and authors from around the world. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Contemporary Black Biography, ed. , v. 47
Contemporary Black Biography, ed. , v. 47

Contemporary Black Biography, ed. , v. 47

Provides biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of African American and/or black heritage. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including architecture, art, business, dance, education, fashion, film, industry, journalism, law, literature, medicine, music, politics and government, publishing, religion, science and technology, social issues, sports, television, theater, and others.

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.
Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.

Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, ed. , v. 1
Contemporary Hispanic Biography, ed. , v. 1

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, ed. , v. 1

Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of Latino heritage who form the international Hispanic community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including art, music and literature to science, politics and business.

Contemporary Musicians, ed. , v. 45
Contemporary Musicians, ed. , v. 45

Contemporary Musicians, ed. , v. 45

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7, v.
Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7, v.

Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7, v.

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.

Contemporary Poets, ed. 7, v.
Contemporary Poets, ed. 7, v.

Contemporary Poets, ed. 7, v.

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of poets from around the world, written by subject experts.

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, ed. , v. 53
Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, ed. , v. 53

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, ed. , v. 53

Biographical and career information on people currently working in the entertainment industry. For general and trade audiences.

Continuing Professional Development--Preparing for New Roles in Libraries, ed. , v.
Continuing Professional Development--Preparing for New Roles in Libraries, ed. , v.

Continuing Professional Development--Preparing for New Roles in Libraries, ed. , v.

Presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative responses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning, individual learning, and learning organizations.

Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.
Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.

Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.

A handbook on how copyright and fair use laws impact schools. Describes, with specific examples, what educators can and can not do with copyrighted materials.

Corporate Finance Handbook, ed. 3, v.
Corporate Finance Handbook, ed. 3, v.

Corporate Finance Handbook, ed. 3, v.

This jargon-free handbook provides a practical guide to the intricacies of corporate finance in a form that is easily accessible to hard-pressed CEOs and their boardroom colleagues, and is particularly relevant to middle-market UK companies. It is then supported by a concise directory of corporate finance service suppliers.

Corporate Memory: Records and Information Management in the Knowledge Age, ed. 2, v.
Corporate Memory: Records and Information Management in the Knowledge Age, ed. 2, v.

Corporate Memory: Records and Information Management in the Knowledge Age, ed. 2, v.

Corporate memory is the body of active and historical information that an organization has that is worth sharing, managing and preserving to enable it to function effectively. This book describes the most up-to-date methods and approaches to this essential function, as well as the adoption of an international standard for record management. Aimed at records managers and archivists responsible for maintaining and managing information within an organization.

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.
Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps. 4 volumes.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, ed. , v.
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, ed. , v.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, ed. , v.

Covering nearly 200 countries, this yearbook is filled with background notes reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover geography, history, government and political conditions, economy, and state of relations with the United States.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library, ed. , v.
Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library, ed. , v.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Customer Management Scorecard, ed. , v.
Customer Management Scorecard, ed. , v.

Customer Management Scorecard, ed. , v.

With contributions from 25 international experts, in-depth cases and drawing on the leading edge research findings, this book is the most comprehensive source of data ever published on customer management global practice.

Datapedia of the United States, ed. 3, v.
Datapedia of the United States, ed. 3, v.

Datapedia of the United States, ed. 3, v.

A factbook containing data on several hundred indicators of social, economic, political, and cultural developments in United States history. Graphs and other aids summarize significant historical patterns or crucial shifts in key subject areas. Data series cover United States history from 1790 to 2003 and include select data projections through 2050.

Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette, ed. , v.
Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette, ed. , v.

Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette, ed. , v.

Designed for information professionals, this book sets out how to provide an effective library service to patrons from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, and covers communications with patrons whose mother tongue is not English, as well as the differences in cultural etiquette.

Defending the Borders, ed. , v.
Defending the Borders, ed. , v.

Defending the Borders, ed. , v.

A factbook on the role of immigration and border control in homeland security, written for young adults. Explores the changes made in both immigration and border control since 9/11/01.

Deterring and Investigating Attack, ed. , v.
Deterring and Investigating Attack, ed. , v.

Deterring and Investigating Attack, ed. , v.

A factbook on the roles of the FBI and CIA in maintaining homeland security, written for young adults. Discusses types of technology and surveillance used.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.
Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

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

Dictionary of Literary Symbols, ed. , v.
Dictionary of Literary Symbols, ed. , v.

Dictionary of Literary Symbols, ed. , v.

A dictionary of nearly 200 symbols found in literature. Focuses on literary references rather than universal psychological archetypes, myths, or esoterica. Also provides cross-references and quotations. Emphasis on English literature. Entries range from the Bible and classical authors to modern-day writing, taking in American and European literatures.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, ed. , v.
Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, ed. , v.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, ed. , v.

Covers the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century. Covers five Arab-Israeli wars, and provides biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and the occupied territories. The Dictionary provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the area. 2 volumes.

Digital Libraries: Principles and Practices in a Global Environment, ed. , v.
Digital Libraries: Principles and Practices in a Global Environment, ed. , v.

Digital Libraries: Principles and Practices in a Global Environment, ed. , v.

A concise and easily digestible introduction to a range of international, digital library-related developments for graduate and undergraduate students in Library Science, Information Science or Computer Science (and related) programs around the world, as well as information professionals working in libraries and information units who wish to update their knowledge in this rapidly developing field.

Directors' Dilemmas, ed. 2, v.
Directors' Dilemmas, ed. 2, v.

Directors' Dilemmas, ed. 2, v.

Offers expert advice to directors on the nature of dilemmas and principles for resolving them. Describes twenty real-life wrangles and clashes in detail, and offers solutions. The full range of companies is represented in these genuine dilemmas, from the fledgling start-up to the mature multi-national corporation.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 17
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 17

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 17

Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students, ed. , v.
Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students, ed. , v.

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students, ed. , v.

This single-volume resource provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by drug name, each entry follows a standard format, allowing researchers to easily find the information they need and also to facilitate comparison between drugs.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior, ed. , v.
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior, ed. , v.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior, ed. , v.

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

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.

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).

Elijah Wood, ed. , v.
Elijah Wood, ed. , v.

Elijah Wood, ed. , v.

A biography of Elijah Wood and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Eminem, ed. , v.
Eminem, ed. , v.

Eminem, ed. , v.

A biography of Eminem and his career as an entertainer, written for young adults.

Encyclopedia of African American Society, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of African American Society, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of African American Society, ed. , v.

This two-volume reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a 'street level' perspective, these two volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.

A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community.

Encyclopedia of Aging, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Aging, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Aging, ed. , v.

Encompasses all aspects of aging, covering a variety of disciplines including biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history, and also explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also provides a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, and Web sites. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2, v.

Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of American Immigration, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 4, v.
Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 4, v.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 4, v.

A two-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. Volume 1 covers manufacturing industries; Volume 2 addresses non-manufacturing and service industries. For general and business interest.

Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7, v.
Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7, v.

Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7, v.

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Anthropology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology, ed. , v.

This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1000 entries that focuses on topics in physical/ biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology.

Encyclopedia of Aquaculture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Aquaculture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Aquaculture, ed. , v.

A comprehensive, one-stop reference to the science, technology, and economics of aquaculture. Technological advances, coupled with the mounting pressures of global food production, have dramatically changed aquaculture in recent decades.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3, v.

Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics, ed. 2, v.

Provides up-to-date material on bio-informatics and statistical genetics, International in scope, the work covers statistical issues pertinent to life scientists, healthcare professionals and practicing statisticians.

Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Bioterrorism Defense, ed. , v.

Contains articles reviewing the current knowledge across various disciplines within the context of bioterrorism, including the most recent developments in areas including bioterrorism agents, biodefense infrastructure, biotechnology, preparedness, threats, threat analysis, and legislation. Relevant biological warfare events are included with a through analysis. Written by an international panel of experts in the field.

Encyclopedia of Black Studies, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Black Studies, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Black Studies, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia containing a full analysis of the economic, political, sociological, historical, literary, and philosophical issues related to Americans of African descent.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. , v.

A complete business reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Designed for the nonspecialist, providing practical professional expertise as well as the work of noted scholars. Contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States. 2 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society, ed. , v.

This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare.

Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America is a comprehensive, alphabetically-organized reference source on the human rights and civil liberties that are legally recognized in the United States. The 677 entries address civil rights issues from a variety of perspectives, such as race, gender, age, medical status or conditions, physical and mental challenges, group membership, religion, and many others.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Organized for the general reader and designed to complement social studies, communications, and information systems curricula.

Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Communities of Practice in Information and Knowledge Management, ed. , v.

This single-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive, critical, and descriptive examination of all facets of CoPs, and includes 550 terms and definitions, as well as 1,950 references to additional research. More than 120 researchers from over 20 countries provide in-depth coverage of conceptual and practical issues as well as topics regarding learning, leadership, ethics, social and intellectual rewards, and language challenges.

Encyclopedia of Community, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Community, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Community, ed. , v.

Whether the reader is a student, researcher, or professional in the field of psychology, sociology, or even economics, this four-volume work will provide the necessary definitions of community beyond traditional views.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2, v.

An interdisciplinary source that addresses not only law but also sociology, psychology, history and economics. Entries vary widely from abortion to rape and from family violence to wiretapping, offering a mirror of issues dominating today's headlines. This edition is a complete update and revision of the previous edition that includes new essays on topics such as stalking, hate crimes, and HIV.

Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining provides a comprehensive, critical and descriptive examination of concepts, issues, trends, and challenges in this rapidly expanding field of data warehousing and mining. This encyclopedia consists of more than 350 contributors from 32 countries, 1,800 terms and definitions, and more than 4,400 references.

Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications, ed. , v.

a wide-ranging collection of diverse coverage of topics related to database concepts, technologies, and applications. This encyclopedia provides an overview of the state-of-the-art of classical subjects and has contributions from over 175 international researchers from 33 countries, more than 970 terms and definitions and over 2,400 references.

Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with Information and Communication Technology, ed. , v.

Provides a thorough examination of concepts, technologies, policies, training, and applications of information and communication technology (ICT) in support of economic and regional developments around the globe. Includes entries from 171 leading international contributors from 40 countries, over 940 terms and definitions, and more than 2,200 references.

Encyclopedia of Disability, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Disability, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Disability, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. Originally published in print format in 2005, it provides a fascinating entry into the world of disability where minds are expanded, prejudices shattered, and spirits raised. The result is a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural, and historically grounded resource tool that guides the reader across fields, theories, debates, and practices.

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning offers the most comprehensive coverage of the issues, concepts, trends, and technologies of distance learning. Over 400 international contributors from over 35 countries have provided extensive coverage of topics such as workforce training, accessing education, digital divide, and the evolution of distance and online education into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.

Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and what makes them addictive.

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, ed. , v.

Presents the most recent theories, research, terms, concepts, ideas, and histories on educational leadership and school administration as it is taught in preparation programs and practiced in schools and colleges today. With over 600 entries, written by more than 200 professors, graduate students, practitioners, and association officials, the two volumes of this Encyclopedia represent a comprehensive knowledge base of educational leadership and school administration.

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security, ed. , v.

Comprehensive guide to the history, uses, related scientific principles, and technology of espionage and intelligence, written by experts in the field. Topics range from the historical use of espionage to the emerging use of technology in modern espionage and counterintelligence.

Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology, ed. , v.

This 2-volume set provides comprehensive information on regulation and policy issues. Editor Thomas Murray is a world-renowned leader in this field.

Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.

This six-volume reference includes more than 230 articles, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia is a five-volume set with an associated website. Originally published in print format in 2002. The Encyclopedia contains: 500 authored articles; 150 definitions; 100 acronyms; 100 biographies of widely recognized contributors to global environmental change. Each article is prefaced by a few paragraphs aimed at the non-specialist level followed by a more rigorous academic review.

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior, ed. , v.

This two-volume set includes over 200 entries on topics covering all aspects of health and behavior. In addition, the Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior includes a comprehensive set of additional resources with both entries on selected organizations and an appendix with a detailed annotated listing of such organizations as well as Web sites of interest.

Encyclopedia of Homelessness, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Homelessness, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Homelessness, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society. The encyclopedia focuses on the current situation in the United States with a comparative sampling of homelessness around the world.

Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction, ed. , v.

Covers a wide range of HCI related topics, such as concepts, design, usability, evaluation, innovations, and applications of HCI in organizations around the globe. Includes contributions from over 120 experts and advisors from around the world, as well as over 830 key terms and definitions, and more than 2,600 references.

Encyclopedia of Human Development, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Human Development, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Human Development, ed. , v.

The first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With over 600 entries organized from A-Z, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, ed. , v.

Provides up-to-date, detailed, scientifically rigorous information on all key aspects of the subject, from sub-catchment to the global scale. Written and edited by leading worldwide authorities in the field.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West, ed. , v.

Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, ed. , v.

Covers a complete range of topics that define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology and its organizational, managerial, behavioral, and social implications.

Encyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Interest Groups and Lobbyists in the United States, ed. , v.

This is the first comprehensive general reference on the major American interest groups. It provides vital information on the lobbies and special interest groups that dominate American politics today, and on the reasons for their power.

Encyclopedia of Invasions and Conquests: From Ancient Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Invasions and Conquests: From Ancient Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Invasions and Conquests: From Ancient Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.

A comprehensive guide to over 150 invasions, conquests, battles and occupations, from the ancient times to the present. This guide offers articles on the Coalition Invasion of Iraq, the Serbian Invasion of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Soviet & UN's Invasions of Afghanistan and much more. For high school students, military historians, members of the armed forces, history buffs and hobbyists.

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, ed. , v.

Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, ed. , v.

Provides a broad basis for understanding the issues, technologies, theories, applications, opportunities, and challenges being faced by researchers and organizations today in their quest for knowledge management. Over 170 contributors from 23 countries have conferred their expertise to this publication. Includes 940 definitions and more than 3,600 references.

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, ed. , v.

Examines all facets of law enforcement on the state and local, federal and national, and international stages. Includes discussions on the practice and theory of policing in an historical and contemporary framework.

Encyclopedia of Leadership, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Leadership, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Leadership, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia explores leadership theories and leadership practice through articles, biographical essays, and case studies focused on leaders (and their followers). Articles and sidebars show leadership in action in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.
Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.

Includes essays on 350 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals who have first hand knowledge of the particular topic or essay they are contributing, and reviewed and edited by Dr. Marilyn M. Helms. Topics include aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, and supply chain management, among many others.

Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, ed. 2, v.

Covers what is currently useful or is likely to be useful in future medicine. Articles focus on the practice of medicine that is assisted by devices, rather than including, for example, the use of drugs to treat disease.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Multimedia Technology and Networking, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia is a valuable collection of articles that presents perspectives from over 220 researchers from 32 countries, providing a thorough explanation of emerging multimedia technologies and applications. This contemporary encyclopedia offers, in detail, an understanding of many topics related to multimedia evolution, design, communications, e-commerce, education, security, and virtual communities.

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5, v.
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5, v.

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5, v.

Entries examine topical essays, recent phenomena, concepts, cults, prominent individuals and personalities, organizations and publications, as well as providing entries tracing the development of occultism and parapsychology in particular countries. In certain controversial areas, the case both for and against has been indicated, with sources noted for further study.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. , v.

This two-volume Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the left-hand volume (Volume 1) and those considered on the right, in the right-hand volume (Volume 2).

Encyclopedia of Population, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Population, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Population, ed. , v.

Provides coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Encompasses the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years. Topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates, immigration, problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and many other issues.

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, ed. , v.

The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities, originally published in print format in 2004, aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework.

Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. , v.

Aimed at the nonspecialist reader interested in health and medicinal issues, the Encyclopedia examines a broad range of topics such as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions and biographical entries. appropriate for upper class high school and university students, professionals and the general public. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Public Relations, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Public Relations, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Public Relations, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia of Public Relations explores the evolution of the PR field, with examples from history describing events, changing practices, and the key figures who developed and expanded the profession. This two-volume set is the first and most authoritative compilation of the subject, and is a must-have for any library serving patrons in business, communication, and journalism.

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development, ed. , v.

This is the first reference work to focus on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span. Spiritual development is an important part of human development that has links to identity development, moral development, and civic engagement. This encyclopedia offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time.

Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive discussion of Russia's people, politics, economics, religion, and social systems; and is designed to complement the study of comparative politics, world history, geography, literature, arts and culture and world cultures. Entries span the period from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

Encyclopedia of School Psychology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of School Psychology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of School Psychology, ed. , v.

Comprehensive guide to the field of school psychology featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. Entries on psychology, education and counseling, child development, and special education address student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.

A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, ed. , v.

This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 2, v.

This convenient and exhaustive 2-vol. print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains 600 detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning, human resource issues and more.

Encyclopedia of Social Theory, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Social Theory, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Social Theory, ed. , v.

Reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. The encyclopedia examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia provides readers with basic information about the history of social welfare in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The intent of the encyclopedia is to provide readers with information about how these three nations have dealt with social welfare issues, some similar across borders, others unique, as well as to describe important events, developments, and the lives and work of some key contributors to social welfare developments.

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2, v.

This classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.

Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Space Science and Technology, ed. , v.

Comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology covering a variety of fundamental topics. Represents a collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems.

Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science, ed. , v.

Reference work covering statistical concepts and techniques in the fields of applied psychology, sociology, market research, consumer behavior, management science, decision making and human resource management. Intended for researchers, educators and students.

Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.

Provides detailed discussions of the who, what, where, when, and why of terrorism, including definitions of key terms, famous cases, biographies, laws, and law enforcement techniques. Features a detailed chronology; photographs, maps, and charts; lists of solved and unsolved cases; known extremist and terrorist groups; key anniversaries and birthdays important to terrorist groups; a chronology of incidents in the United States; and a directory of organizations.

Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia of Third Parties in America describes and analyzes all the major national parties (other than the Republican and Democratic). It includes material on the more important state parties, the major political parties that predate the current system (i.e. Whigs and Federalist), and significant independent presidential candidates.

Encyclopedia of United States National Security, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of United States National Security, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of United States National Security, ed. , v.

Covers the origin, development, and results of all major national security policies over the last seven decades. A thoroughly interdisciplinary work, the encyclopedia views national security from a historical, economic, political, and technological perspective.

Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the concepts and realities in the field of virtual communities and technologies. Entries authored by over 140 leading researchers from more than 25 countries, presenting an in-depth analysis of the conceptual and technical impacts of virtual environments in our global village. Includes over 830 terms and more than 2,250 references to published works on virtual communities.

Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. , v.

Multidisciplinary encyclopedia that examines the numerous ways war affects society. The set covers a wide range of general thematic categories, issues and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also shows how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena.

Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Fighting Groups, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Fighting Groups, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Warrior Peoples and Fighting Groups, ed. 2, v.

Explores the origins and leadership of these powerful combat forces, chronicles their conquests and accomplishments, examines the circumstances surrounding their decline or disbanding, and assesses their influence on the groups and methods of warfare that followed.

Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, ed. , v.

Covers the history of white-collar and corporate crime. Serves as a general and non-technical resource for criminology and history students, librarians, and professors to understand the development of white-collar and corporate crime in the U. S. as well as internationally; to appreciate the business forces that can affect daily life; and to initiate educational discussion brought forth by the specific historical and topical articles presented in the work.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture. Its cross-cultural perspective meets high school curricular requirements for world studies and social sciences.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of the military aspects of the American Revolutionary War, covering the period 1763-1783. The alphabetically arranged entries include biographies as well as discussions of campaigns and strategy; battles, skirmishes, and naval actions; weaponry; political issues and events; and how the European powers participated in the conflict. For students, historians, and general readers.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation & the World, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation & the World, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, the Nation & the World, ed. , v.

An authoritative reference work that provides researchers of all levels with insights into the history of the Library of Congress. The encyclopedia describes the historical development of the collections, functions, and services of the world’s largest research institution, from its origins in 1800 to 2004.

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2, v.

The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of the formative years of the United States, starting just prior to the American Revolution and ending with the inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829. Presents 671 alphabetically arranged entries focusing on the major political markers and milestones, as well as the art, music, literature and daily life, of this period. For secondary and college students, researchers, and general readers.

Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.
Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.

Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.

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.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.
Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

A factbook on energy alternatives, written for young adults. Discusses development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal power.

Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud, ed. , v.
Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud, ed. , v.

Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud, ed. , v.

Provides a translation of Scribner's Human Diseases and Conditions for Spanish-speaking researchers. Details health and medical information on 280 diseases and conditions.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

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

Ethical and Socially Responsible Investment: A Reference Guide for Researchers, ed. , v.
Ethical and Socially Responsible Investment: A Reference Guide for Researchers, ed. , v.

Ethical and Socially Responsible Investment: A Reference Guide for Researchers, ed. , v.

This new reference guide gives details of over 500 ethical and socially responsible information sources. It is aimed at information professionals providing business information services, whether in the private or public sector.

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.
Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

Experience XSI 4: The Official SOFTIMAGE / XSI 4 Guide to Character Creation, ed. , v.
Experience XSI 4: The Official SOFTIMAGE / XSI 4 Guide to Character Creation, ed. , v.

Experience XSI 4: The Official SOFTIMAGE / XSI 4 Guide to Character Creation, ed. , v.

This book will help you understand and work with XSI 4 to create a highly detailed character in a production environment. The approach in this book is unique because it is the result of a collaboration between art and technology.

Exploring Mars, ed. , v.
Exploring Mars, ed. , v.

Exploring Mars, ed. , v.

A factbook on Mars exploration, written for young adults. Discusses similarities (and differences) between Mars and Earth, failed and successful space missions, and future plans for exploration.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students, ed. , v.
Extremist Groups: Information for Students, ed. , v.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students, ed. , v.

Provides an overview and history of 150 extremist organizations worldwide that are active today.

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

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

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.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the 'Lost Generation,' lesbian literature, and much more.

French and Indian War, ed. , v.
French and Indian War, ed. , v.

French and Indian War, ed. , v.

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.

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. , v.
Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. , v.

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. , v.

Combines a variety of information, including how-to topics in e-commerce and directory listings of companies, services, associations, and government agencies related to e-commerce, to provide the most relevant information and resources. Organized into three sections: how-to topics, directory information, and a listing of the top 250 e-commerce companies worldwide. Also includes rankings by revenue and number of employees for the e-commerce companies listed.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. , v.

Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community. Presents answers to common questions about website development, financing, advertising, and more. Features 470 essays covering topics and terms, profiles of the top e-commerce companies, biographies of e-commerce innovators, and coverage of events and legislation related to e-commerce.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. , v.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. , v.

Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

Game Programming All in One, ed. 2, v.
Game Programming All in One, ed. 2, v.

Game Programming All in One, ed. 2, v.

Reference book that helps guide development of games that will run on almost any operating system. Specifically, the focus is on three compilers - Visual C++, Dev-C++, and KDevelop - and the sample programs featured are written using both Windows and Linux, with screenshots taken from both operating systems.

Genetics, ed. , v.
Genetics, ed. , v.

Genetics, ed. , v.

A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field.

Genetics, ed. , v.
Genetics, ed. , v.

Genetics, ed. , v.

A factbook on the applied science of genetics, written for young adults. Presents basic scientific principles and how genetics is used determining and modifying the genetic code, predicting and curing disease, and solving crimes.

Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.
Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

The 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource, now published by Gale, provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison.

Global Logistics and Distribution Planning, ed. 4, v.
Global Logistics and Distribution Planning, ed. 4, v.

Global Logistics and Distribution Planning, ed. 4, v.

Taking a truly international perspective, this book outlines the current situation in global logistics and distribution, and provides a wealth of useful ideas and practical information on all the current and future trends in logistics and distribution.

Global Warming, ed. , v.
Global Warming, ed. , v.

Global Warming, ed. , v.

A factbook on global warming, written for young adults. Discusses the many negative effects of rising temperatures on earth, and prevailing theories on what is causing the rise.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.
Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.

This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, such as constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies and dictatorships, and much more.

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library, ed. , v.
Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library, ed. , v.

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Growing and Knowing: A Selection Guide for Children's Literature, ed. , v.
Growing and Knowing: A Selection Guide for Children's Literature, ed. , v.

Growing and Knowing: A Selection Guide for Children's Literature, ed. , v.

A guide to the selection of books for children. Part 1 applies reading development theories of the 20th and 21st century to the selection of specific books and covers the characteristics of the various genres of children's literature, including classics and award winners. Includes books for special situations and electronic formats. Part 2 provides ideas for book promotion and covers selecting books for children from ethnic groups communities, books for fathers and sons, etc.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

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.

Hallucinogens, ed. , v.
Hallucinogens, ed. , v.

Hallucinogens, ed. , v.

A factbook about hallucinogens, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

Handbook of Death and Dying, ed. , v.
Handbook of Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Handbook of Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Reference work covering the field of thanatology, the study of death and related psychological coping mechanisms and behaviors.

Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, ed. 7, v.
Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, ed. 7, v.

Handbook of Fixed Income Securities, ed. 7, v.

Comprehensive survey of current knowledge of global fixed income marketplace. Provides facts and formulas for finance professionals with emphasis on applications, electronics trading, and global portfolio management. Features contributions from leading academics and practitioners.

Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level, ed. , v.
Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level, ed. , v.

Handbook of Research on Literacy in Technology at the K-12 Level, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the issues, methods, and theories that define the converging worlds of literacy and technology at the pre-collegiate level. This handbook details the needs of teachers, researchers, and scholars through state-of-the-art perspectives, exposing them to new ideas and interesting developments.

Handbook on the International Exchange of Publications: Edited on Behalf of IFLA by Kirsti Ekonen, Paivi Paloposki and Pentti Vattulainen, ed. 5, v.
Handbook on the International Exchange of Publications: Edited on Behalf of IFLA by Kirsti Ekonen, Paivi Paloposki and Pentti Vattulainen, ed. 5, v.

Handbook on the International Exchange of Publications: Edited on Behalf of IFLA by Kirsti Ekonen, Paivi Paloposki and Pentti Vattulainen, ed. 5, v.

Covers significant technological progress and changes in the political-economic area that have great impact on library work. Organized in three parts: practices (sources of documents, organization, and methods), history and examples of our days (e.g. international book exchange) and directory (list of exchange centres, selected bibliography).

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

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.

Harrison's Manual of Medicine, ed. 16, v.
Harrison's Manual of Medicine, ed. 16, v.

Harrison's Manual of Medicine, ed. 16, v.

This manual continues to focus on diagnosis and therapy with an emphasis on patient care. A new section on Care of the Hospitalized Patient is featured with a new chapter on Procedures in Internal Medicine as well as a section on patient admittance orders.

Headaches, ed. , v.
Headaches, ed. , v.

Headaches, ed. , v.

Explores headaches in detail, covering traditional and alternative headache treatments, the challenges of living with headaches, and the direction of future research.

Healthy Organization: A Revolutionary Approach to People and Management, ed. 2, v.
Healthy Organization: A Revolutionary Approach to People and Management, ed. 2, v.

Healthy Organization: A Revolutionary Approach to People and Management, ed. 2, v.

Reveals that the unhealthy features of both large and small organizations all stem from the same source, namely the lack of true decision-making accountability (DMA), and introduces a new approach to leadership development.

Hemophilia, ed. , v.
Hemophilia, ed. , v.

Hemophilia, ed. , v.

Explores hemophilia in detail, covering the ways advances in the understanding of blood clotting and genetics have helped develop new treatments and a more manageable lifestyle for hemophiliacs.

Heroin, ed. , v.
Heroin, ed. , v.

Heroin, ed. , v.

A factbook on the dangers of heroin, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of the drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression, ed. , v.
Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression, ed. , v.

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression, ed. , v.

Each volume includes 15-20 entries covering a specific issue or incident related to the Great Depression in a global perspective. Entries follow a standard format for comparison purposes and typically include an introduction, an issue or incident summary, an exploration of different perspectives, a summary of key political, social and economic influences, and sources for further research. Includes primary source documents. Aimed at students and the general public. 3 volumes.

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.
Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world.

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.
History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

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

History of World Trade Since 1450, ed. , v.
History of World Trade Since 1450, ed. , v.

History of World Trade Since 1450, ed. , v.

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

How to Prepare a Business Plan, ed. 4, v.
How to Prepare a Business Plan, ed. 4, v.

How to Prepare a Business Plan, ed. 4, v.

This title explains the whole process of developing a business plan in everyday terms, covering: writing the plan; producing cash-flow forecasts; planning the borrowing; and expanding the business. The author introduces several small businesses as case studies, analyzing their business plans, monitoring their progress and discussing their problems.

Human Rights Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Human Rights Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Human Rights Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

The Human Rights Encyclopedia was compiled with special emphasis on the impact of the 1948 United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. It provides a country-by-country analysis of over 175 nations and their approach to human rights, followed by detailed examinations of such crucial topics as torture, slavery, asylum, genocide, hostages, indigenous peoples, freedom of the press, and the right to education.

Hunting Down the Terrorists, ed. , v.
Hunting Down the Terrorists, ed. , v.

Hunting Down the Terrorists, ed. , v.

A factbook on homeland security, written for young adults. Explores new technologies, interrogation techniques, military efforts, global coalitions and prosecution methods designed to identify and stop terrorist activity.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.
Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.

Information Plus Reference Series Fall 2004, ed. , v.
Information Plus Reference Series Fall 2004, ed. , v.

Information Plus Reference Series Fall 2004, ed. , v.

Designed as ready-reference tools providing key data on social concerns, these books save researchers and students from the cumbersome task of locating the various data in pamphlets, legal journals, congressional reports, newspapers and other sources.

Information Plus Reference Series Fall 2005, ed. , v.
Information Plus Reference Series Fall 2005, ed. , v.

Information Plus Reference Series Fall 2005, ed. , v.

Compiles all the pertinent data, both current and historical, on a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Designed as ready-reference tools providing key data on social concerns, these books save researchers and students from the cumbersome task of locating the various data in pamphlets, legal journals, congressional reports, newspapers and other sources.

Information Plus Reference Series Spring 2005, ed. , v.
Information Plus Reference Series Spring 2005, ed. , v.

Information Plus Reference Series Spring 2005, ed. , v.

Compiles all the pertinent data, both current and historical, on a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Designed as ready-reference tools providing key data on social concerns, these books save researchers and students from the cumbersome task of locating the various data in pamphlets, legal journals, congressional reports, newspapers and other sources.

Information Science in Theory and Practice, ed. 3, v.
Information Science in Theory and Practice, ed. 3, v.

Information Science in Theory and Practice, ed. 3, v.

An introduction to the field of information science text that covers the most recent changes to affect the profession, including the Internet and its role in information science and librarianship. Of academic and professional interest.

Information Sources in Patents, ed. 2, v.
Information Sources in Patents, ed. 2, v.

Information Sources in Patents, ed. 2, v.

An evaluative guide for researchers in various disciplines who use patent literature. Describes available sources of patent information worldwide and reviews the patent systems in Europe, Britain, America, and other industrialized nations. Covers recent patent legislation and other topics as well.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, ed. 4, v.
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, ed. 4, v.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, ed. 4, v.

Provides thorough coverage of films and filmmakers, including legendary films, actors and actresses, directors, writers and other production artists. Entries include a detailed essay written by an expert; biographies; filmographies; comprehensive credits; major awards; and updated bibliographies, as well as photographs. General and professional audiences.

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, ed. , v.
International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, ed. , v.

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, ed. , v.

The history of psychoanalysis in 50 countries shows the relationship between psychoanalysis and other disciplines, with entries discussing writers, philosophers, literary movements and historical events.

International Directory of Business Biographies, ed. , v.
International Directory of Business Biographies, ed. , v.

International Directory of Business Biographies, ed. , v.

Examines the career paths, business achievements, leadership styles, business strategies and industry impact of Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporate leaders, as well as entrepreneurs and other notable businesspeople through in-depth biographical narratives. For business and trade audiences.

International Directory of Company Histories, ed. , v. 59
International Directory of Company Histories, ed. , v. 59

International Directory of Company Histories, ed. , v. 59

Provides histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location. For students, job candidates, business executives, historians and investors.

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, ed. 2, v.
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, ed. 2, v.

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, ed. 2, v.

Includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.

International Guide to Management Consultancy, ed. 2, v.
International Guide to Management Consultancy, ed. 2, v.

International Guide to Management Consultancy, ed. 2, v.

Provides a description of the management consultancy profession worldwide, together with advice on how to choose and use its services effectively.

J.K. Rowling, ed. , v.
J.K. Rowling, ed. , v.

J.K. Rowling, ed. , v.

A biography of J.K. Rowling and her career as an author, written for young adults.

Jennifer Lopez, ed. , v.
Jennifer Lopez, ed. , v.

Jennifer Lopez, ed. , v.

A biography of Jennifer Lopez and her career as an actress, written for young adults.

Johnny Depp, ed. , v.
Johnny Depp, ed. , v.

Johnny Depp, ed. , v.

A biography of Johnny Depp and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Julia Roberts, ed. , v.
Julia Roberts, ed. , v.

Julia Roberts, ed. , v.

A biography of Julia Roberts and her career as an actor, written for young adults.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, ed. , v.

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. 4, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 4, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 4, v.

Provides students with up-to-date information on all of Canada's provinces and territories.

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

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

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. 4, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 4, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 4, v.

A comprehensive resource designed for comparison of the nations of the world and written expressly for students. Includes information on nation's flag and seal, capital city, title or beginning line of anthem, monetary unit, weights and measures, holidays, time, topography, history, government, industry, and health.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 4, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 4, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 4, v.

Provides middle school and high school students with an encyclopedia that gives them all the facts and details on every state in the U.S., including the District of Columbia and U.S. dependencies.

Know! Competitive Intelligence, ed. , v.
Know! Competitive Intelligence, ed. , v.

Know! Competitive Intelligence, ed. , v.

Takes reader through the components necessary to successfully research human sources. Includes discussions on how and when to use human sources for intelligence applications, identifying sources, interviewing strategies and techniques, steps for preparing and conducting interviews, and trouble-shooting obstacles. This step-by-step guide also outlines intelligence gathering at trade shows and conferences, as well as how to build a network of contacts.

Know! Competitive Intelligence: Published Source Collection, ed. , v.
Know! Competitive Intelligence: Published Source Collection, ed. , v.

Know! Competitive Intelligence: Published Source Collection, ed. , v.

Presents a holistic view of intelligence research in relation to the intelligence process. Steers the reader through the universe of resources available, the process of conducting a search for intelligence information, as well as offering practical tips for saving time and money. Contains search templates and charts of source categories for fundamental types of CI analysis.

Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Advanced, ed. , v.
Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Advanced, ed. , v.

Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Advanced, ed. , v.

Addresses customer communication and techniques. Presents the tools used to identify unmet customer needs, including: 1) surveys, 2) focus groups, 3) voice of the customer, 4) usability studies, and 5) test markets.

Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Intermediate, ed. , v.
Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Intermediate, ed. , v.

Know! Market Research and Analysis -- Intermediate, ed. , v.

Resource that outlines the tools and techniques needed by any business in any industry to begin their exploration of 1) place/position, 2) price, 3) product, and 4) Promotion, a.k.a. The Marketing Mix. This guide discusses the product development process and provides sample research questions for each part of The Marketing Mix.

Know! Market Research and Analysis -- The Fundamentals, ed. , v.
Know! Market Research and Analysis -- The Fundamentals, ed. , v.

Know! Market Research and Analysis -- The Fundamentals, ed. , v.

Describes the elemental market research topics and techniques needed by any business in any industry to begin their exploration of their market. These initial areas of research are: 1) customers, 2) competitors, 3) industry/market, and 4) vendors/suppliers. This guide shows how to conduct research and analyze data to gain an understanding of the fundamental dynamics and drivers of the market.

Know! Market Research for Small Businesses and Start-ups, ed. , v.
Know! Market Research for Small Businesses and Start-ups, ed. , v.

Know! Market Research for Small Businesses and Start-ups, ed. , v.

Written for the entrepreneur or small business person, this resource provides an overview of the market research process, defines various types of research, and shows how to conduct a market research project from beginning to end. Sections include: 1) designing a research project, 2) harnessing research resources, 3) defining types of research, and 4) presenting research results.

Korean War Reference Library, ed. , v.
Korean War Reference Library, ed. , v.

Korean War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

LSD, ed. , v.
LSD, ed. , v.

LSD, ed. , v.

A factbook on LSD, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of LSD. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2, v.
Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2, v.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2, v.

Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

Lasers, ed. , v.
Lasers, ed. , v.

Lasers, ed. , v.

A factbook on lasers, written for young adults. Describes the development of lasers and how they are used in communications, scientific research, industry, the military, medicine, and entertainment.

Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, ed. , v.
Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, ed. , v.

Leader's Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills, ed. , v.

Describes how the lateral leader develops the vision, culture and processes that transform a regular business into an innovation hothouse. Offers real-life examples, practical methods and lateral thinking exercises.

Learning Maps and Memory Skills, ed. 2, v.
Learning Maps and Memory Skills, ed. 2, v.

Learning Maps and Memory Skills, ed. 2, v.

A valuable note-taking technique that can improve memory, save time, and help with creative thinking. This revised second edition is packed with exercises that can help monitor progress in both learning maps and memory training.

Learning and Memory, ed. 2, v.
Learning and Memory, ed. 2, v.

Learning and Memory, ed. 2, v.

Provides an overview of the full range of current knowledge about learning and memory, revised from the 1992 edition. Features new articles and article updates that capture advances in the changing fields of memory, neuroscience, and cognition. New entries include autobiographical memory, collective memory, schizophrenia and memory, and other topics. For academic audiences.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Covering all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical -- the 2-vol. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying also provides a deep historical and cross-cultural perspective through the ages.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, ed. , v.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, ed. , v.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, ed. , v.

Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more.

Major 21st-Century Writers, ed. , v.
Major 21st-Century Writers, ed. , v.

Major 21st-Century Writers, ed. , v.

Contains detailed biographical and bibliographical information on the most-studied authors at the turn of the twenty-first century. More than 1,000 fully-updated entries cover the most influential contemporary writers and their careers through 2004.

Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.
Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.

Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.

In 262 entries, this 3-vol. set examines landmark pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process and assessing each act's impact on American life. All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of Information Act and much more.

Management Consulting in Practice: Award-winning Case Studies, ed. , v.
Management Consulting in Practice: Award-winning Case Studies, ed. , v.

Management Consulting in Practice: Award-winning Case Studies, ed. , v.

Explores the relationship between top management consultant teams and their clients. Through a series of case studies, from both the private and public sectors, it presents best practice in consulting at the sharp end of contemporary management across all disciplines including change management, business strategy, outsourcing, operational performance and human resources.

Managing Business Risk: A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Business, ed. 2, v.
Managing Business Risk: A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Business, ed. 2, v.

Managing Business Risk: A Practical Guide to Protecting Your Business, ed. 2, v.

This second edition of a practical guide to potential areas of risk within a business is filled with expert advice from existing and new contributors including leading consultants, lawyers, regulatory authorities and risk management specialists. Managing Business Risks brings you up to date with the latest thinking and techniques for managing risk in a structured and integrated way.

Marijuana, ed. , v.
Marijuana, ed. , v.

Marijuana, ed. , v.

A factbook on marijuana, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of marijuana. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Marketing Library and Information Services, ed. , v.
Marketing Library and Information Services, ed. , v.

Marketing Library and Information Services, ed. , v.

This book offers a tool for both working librarians and future librarians to understand vital issues relating to marketing of library and information services at the local, national, and international level. The book is divided into six sections: marketing concept; marketing in libraries around the world; role of library associations; education, training, and research; excellence in marketing; and databases and other marketing literature.

Mathematics for Game Developers, ed. , v.
Mathematics for Game Developers, ed. , v.

Mathematics for Game Developers, ed. , v.

A math manual designed specifically for game developers. This volume uses extensive examples to cover important math basics like vectors and matrices as well as more advanced, unique math solutions for game programming problems and how to leverage software to help solve algebraic equations.

Mathematics, ed. , v.
Mathematics, ed. , v.

Mathematics, ed. , v.

Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field. For academic readers.

McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, ed. 5, v.
McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, ed. 5, v.

McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, ed. 5, v.

Includes approximately 150 articles from 200 leaders in their respective fields covering technical disciplines from Agriculture to Zoology. Covers such topics as bioterrorism, electric power systems, extreme programming, HIV vaccines, human impact on vertebrate extinction, polymers for micro-electronics, and Voice-over IP. Includes 225 images and two-color illustrations and references of key literature after each article.

McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, ed. , v.
McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, ed. , v.

McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, ed. , v.

Covers over 90 disciplines of science and technology, including biomedical science, chemistry, cosmology, information science, environmental science, and nanotechnology.

Mexican-American War, ed. , v.
Mexican-American War, ed. , v.

Mexican-American War, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Middle Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

Middle Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.

Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.
Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

Provides insight into the careers of nearly 500 20th-century American writers, including black and women writers. Entries include important critical excerpts, chronologically arranged and collected from a wide variety of sources such as books, scholarly journals, general periodicals and newspapers.

Narcotics, ed. , v.
Narcotics, ed. , v.

Narcotics, ed. , v.

A factbook on the dangers of narcotics, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

National Survey of State Laws, ed. 5, v.
National Survey of State Laws, ed. 5, v.

National Survey of State Laws, ed. 5, v.

A quick, state-by-state comparison of current state laws -- how they differ and how they're similar -- for a range of relevant subjects from abortion to employment discrimination, child custody to interest rates.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years, ed. , v.

A scholarly supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the pontificate of John Paul II and includes thematic essays presenting the man and his work. Headings include: The Papacy of John Paul II; Church Documents; People and Places; Institutions and Events, Saints and Blessed.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

This 15 volume, second edition features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.
Newsmakers, ed. , v.

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.

Nicotine, ed. , v.
Nicotine, ed. , v.

Nicotine, ed. , v.

A factbook on nicotine and cigarette smoking, written for young adults. Covers tobacco's history; how nicotine affects body and mind; health risks; quitting or never starting; teen issues; and the complex governmental, legal, and social issues surrounding nicotine and cigarettes.

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.
Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

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

Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.
Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.

Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.

Features biographies on more than 600 sports figures from around the world and throughout history who have had an impact not only on their sport, but also on the society and culture of their times.

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z, ed. , v.
Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z, ed. , v.

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z, ed. , v.

This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

Obesity, ed. , v.
Obesity, ed. , v.

Obesity, ed. , v.

Explores the issue of obesity in detail, covering causes, treatments, living with obesity, and research.

Opium, ed. , v.
Opium, ed. , v.

Opium, ed. , v.

A factbook on opium, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of this drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.
Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.

Multi-volume set takes an in-depth look at various ecosystems. Original, detailed maps and vibrant pictures inform readers about various biomes, the myriad plants and animals that live within each, and the role that humans must play to protect earth's fragile environment. Interesting facts, recommended learning materials, and glossary words are interspersed throughout the volumes. Aimed at grades 4-8.

Patterns of Global Terrorism, ed. , v.
Patterns of Global Terrorism, ed. , v.

Patterns of Global Terrorism, ed. , v.

Provides authoritative historical data on terrorism around the globe. Contains material from original U.S. government reports, as well as additional new material. Intended for college, school, and public libraries.

Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Comprehensive resource containing more than 3000 articles on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. Includes special features on each of the constellations and tables listing brightest stars, nearest stars, Messier objects, Caldwell objects, and surface features of the Moon and terrestrial planets. Written by more than 100 leading astronomers from the world's universities and observatories.

Philip's Atlas of the Universe, ed. , v.
Philip's Atlas of the Universe, ed. , v.

Philip's Atlas of the Universe, ed. , v.

Philip's Atlas of the Universe is a classic and highly readable account of the stars, the planets, and the Universe, together with practical advice on observing the night sky. This fully revised new edition has been updated to include the latest information from current space missions, including Cassini.

Plant Sciences, ed. , v.
Plant Sciences, ed. , v.

Plant Sciences, ed. , v.

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

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

Political Parties of the World, ed. 6, v.
Political Parties of the World, ed. 6, v.

Political Parties of the World, ed. 6, v.

Covers details of all currently active parties of any consequence in every country in the world and offers concise overviews of national parliamentary and constitutional arrangements. Compiled by nearly 80 contributors and designed to be used both as a tool for quick fact checking and for more detailed research.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

In-depth information on major political theories and systems from all time periods. Each entry begins with a general overview of the system/theory followed by a discussion of the principal aspects of the theory, the theory's philosophy and an analysis of the historical context in which the theory was developed, including critical response.

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.
Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Provides information on a variety of pollution issues, including sources of pollution; disposal; remediation; and the ethical, social and legal environment, as well as topics such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution and zero growth population. Also covers careers and biographies of key people. For academic and general audiences. 2 volumes.

Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3, v.
Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3, v.

Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3, v.

Presents in-depth profiles of each American president and his administration. Includes black-and-white portraits of the presidents and extensive bibliographies. Also features a new history of the White House and a general introduction to the presidency. For students in grades 10 and higher, as well as general readers.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

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

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

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

Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.
Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.
Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.

Covering the entire spectrum of the literature of the Holocaust era, from the beginnings of Nazism through the concentration camp experience, survivor syndrome and second generation response, this detailed survey includes entries on more than 200 authors and 300 works.

Reference Guide to Short Fiction, ed. 2, v.
Reference Guide to Short Fiction, ed. 2, v.

Reference Guide to Short Fiction, ed. 2, v.

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of short-fiction authors, written by subject experts.

Reference Guide to World Literature, ed. 3, v.
Reference Guide to World Literature, ed. 3, v.

Reference Guide to World Literature, ed. 3, v.

Covers writers from the ancient Greeks to 20th-century authors. Includes biographical-bibliographical entries on nearly 500 writers and approximately 550 entries focusing on significant works of world literature. Each author entry provides a detailed overview of the writer's life and works. Work entries cover a particular piece of world literature in detail. 2 volumes.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.
Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.
Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students, ed. , v.

A survey of the Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history, art literature, economics and science curriculum. Presents 465 alphabetically arranged entries broadly covering people, places, events, concepts, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements from around 1350 to 1620. For students in grades 7 and higher.

Responding to Attack, ed. , v.
Responding to Attack, ed. , v.

Responding to Attack, ed. , v.

A factbook on the role of firefighters and police in homeland security, written for young adults. Explores the work to protect high-profile targets and national infrastructure, and to be prepared in the event of an attack.

Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World, ed. 4, v.
Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World, ed. 4, v.

Revolutionary and Dissident Movements of the World, ed. 4, v.

Covers the whole range of illegal political activity worldwide, ranging from terrorist and secessionist organizations to dissident groups operating clandestinely in authoritarian states. Resource of more than 5,000 organizations and individuals explains the history and contemporary significance of each organization and the political background against which it operates.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.
Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

SARS, ed. , v.
SARS, ed. , v.

SARS, ed. , v.

Explores severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in detail, covering the symptoms and rapid infection rate, the initial cover-up by the Chinese government, and the international response by health care workers and researchers.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 21, v.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 21, v.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 21, v.

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 22, v.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 22, v.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 22, v.

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.
Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Essays on people, theories, discoveries, and concepts are combined with overviews, bibliographies of primary documents, and chronological elements to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life. Approximately 2,000 entries.

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 1
Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 2
Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 2

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 2

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 3
Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 3

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 3

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science of Everyday Things, ed. , v.
Science of Everyday Things, ed. , v.

Science of Everyday Things, ed. , v.

This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.
Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

Secure Online Business Handbook, ed. 3, v.
Secure Online Business Handbook, ed. 3, v.

Secure Online Business Handbook, ed. 3, v.

Practical guide for managers in developing and implementing appropriate strategies for online risk management. Contributions draw on a wide range of expertise and know-how, both in IT and in other disciplines such as the law, insurance, accounting and consulting.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.

Explores sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail, covering the impact of STDs on individuals and society, the research for new cures and treatments, and methods to prevent the spread of STDs.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.

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