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A Global Chronology of Conflict
A Global Chronology of Conflict

A Global Chronology of Conflict

Covers major diplomatic, military, and political events driving world conflicts from ancient times to the present.

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008
AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.

Abortion, ed. 2008
Abortion, ed. 2008

Abortion, ed. 2008

Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.

Achieving Sustainability
Achieving Sustainability

Achieving Sustainability

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

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 42
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 42

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 42

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.

Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students
Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

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

African American Almanac, ed. 10
African American Almanac, ed. 10

African American Almanac, ed. 10

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2
Alternative Energy, ed. 2

Alternative Energy, ed. 2

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

America in the World, 1776 to the Present
America in the World, 1776 to the Present

America in the World, 1776 to the Present

This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.

American Civil War Reference Library
American Civil War Reference Library

American Civil War Reference Library

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

American Decades Primary Sources
American Decades Primary Sources

American Decades Primary Sources

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

American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11
American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11

American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11

This volume covers the first decade of the twenty-first century from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the details of Americans' daily lives. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.

American Eras
American Eras

American Eras

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Reform Era and eastern United States development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Revolutionary Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

American Governance
American Governance

American Governance

Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870
American History Through Literature 1820-1870

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

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
American History Through Literature 1870-1920

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

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
American Home Front in World War II

American Home Front in World War II

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

American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times
American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times

American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times

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
American Law Yearbook

American Law Yearbook

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. 23
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 23

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 23

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 Men & Women of Science, ed. 24
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 24

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 24

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 26
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 26

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 26

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 27
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 27

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 27

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

American Revolution Reference Library
American Revolution Reference Library

American Revolution Reference Library

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

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

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

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

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

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

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

Americans at War
Americans at War

Americans at War

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

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

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

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

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.

Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Greece and Rome

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2009
Animal Rights, ed. 2009

Animal Rights, ed. 2009

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding animal rights.

Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Explores the issues surrounding anxiety disorders. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Are You Afraid?
Are You Afraid?

Are You Afraid?

From aerophobia to zoophobia, this book explores the many phobias that exist and the crippling effects they can have on phobics. An extensive list of phobias helps identify them, while treatment plans shed light on how to manage symptoms.

Are You Depressed?
Are You Depressed?

Are You Depressed?

Through personal interviews and thorough research, this book explains the symptoms of depression as a disorder and offers suggestions for seeking help and receiving treatment.

Are You Stressed Out In School?
Are You Stressed Out In School?

Are You Stressed Out In School?

Between standardized tests, extra-curricular activities, pressure from parents, and the strain of getting into college, school is more stressful than ever. This book teaches techniques to deal with the mounting pressure felt by students every day.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

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.

Big Game Hunting
Big Game Hunting

Big Game Hunting

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on hunting large game, from deer and moose, to endangered species such as elephants and rhinoceros. It explores the practice of big game hunting, hunting as a wildlife management approach, and controversies and laws related to big game hunting, including big game hunting in Africa.

Bioethics, ed. 4
Bioethics, ed. 4

Bioethics, ed. 4

Offers hundreds of revisions or addenda to entries from previous editions as well as new or revised entries on topics such as key cases in bioethics, the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others. Revised articles explain the events as well as legislation changes of the past decade. Previous editions published as the Encyclopedia of Bioethics.

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts.

Biology, ed. 2
Biology, ed. 2

Biology, ed. 2

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

Biotechnology
Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.

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

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

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

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2
Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

Body Systems
Body Systems

Body Systems

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

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, v. 1
Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, v. 1

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, v. 1

Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2

Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

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

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

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

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics
Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

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.

Bullying
Bullying

Bullying

This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.

Business Leader Profiles for Students
Business Leader Profiles for Students

Business Leader Profiles for Students

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

Business Plans Handbook, v. 40
Business Plans Handbook, v. 40

Business Plans Handbook, v. 40

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.

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

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

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

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008
Capital Punishment, ed. 2008

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008

Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.

Career Information Center, ed. 10
Career Information Center, ed. 10

Career Information Center, ed. 10

Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, audio/visual materials, and organizations.

Career Information Center, ed. 9
Career Information Center, ed. 9

Career Information Center, ed. 9

Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008

Examines various trends in careers and occupations in America. Provides the latest information on what Americans do for a living, how much they earn, how they find work, and what factors influence these key issues.

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

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

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

Chemical Compounds
Chemical Compounds

Chemical Compounds

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

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

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

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

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry

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.

China In The Next 30 Years
China In The Next 30 Years

China In The Next 30 Years

Provides a forecast of China's future and the world order from the political, economic, civilization, and environmental point of view. Analyzes historical facts that have implications for China's development and compares them with the paths of developed countries and other developing countries.

Cities of the United States, ed. 6
Cities of the United States, ed. 6

Cities of the United States, ed. 6

Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

Cities of the United States, ed. 8
Cities of the United States, ed. 8

Cities of the United States, ed. 8

Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

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

Cities of the World, ed. 6

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.

Clarity
Clarity

Clarity

This book shows the reader how to achieve real clarity of thought. It offers advice and methods on how to clear the mind and become less stressed, more productive, and more confident.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Cold War Reference Library
Cold War Reference Library

Cold War Reference Library

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

Colonial America Reference Library
Colonial America Reference Library

Colonial America Reference Library

The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

Company Profiles for Students
Company Profiles for Students

Company Profiles for Students

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.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions
Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

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

Computer Sciences, ed. 2
Computer Sciences, ed. 2

Computer Sciences, ed. 2

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.

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

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

Consumer Health Care
Consumer Health Care

Consumer Health Care

This text focuses on the U.S. healthcare system and the individual’s experience with it. Entries cover topics related to the current state of health insurance, the various kinds (including government programs like Medicare and Medicaid) and methods of its delivery, as well as the history of insurance and the evolution of our current for-profit system. Healthcare legislation and reform is also discussed.

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

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2

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, v. 1
Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 1

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, 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 Novelists, ed. 7
Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7

Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7

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

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

Contemporary Poets, ed. 7

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

Coral Reefs
Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs

Readers will learn about the challenges affecting coral reef habitats and how they can be saved.

Countries and Their Cultures
Countries and Their Cultures

Countries and Their Cultures

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

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

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.

Crazy-Stressed
Crazy-Stressed

Crazy-Stressed

Packed with insights from neuroscience and psychology, real-life case studies, and a dose of humor, this book sheds light on the teen brain and offers a wealth of resiliency-boosting strategies.

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

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

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

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.

Death and Dying, ed. 2008
Death and Dying, ed. 2008

Death and Dying, ed. 2008

Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.

Death in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea
Death in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

Death in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Ernest Hemingway.

Defeating Depression
Defeating Depression

Defeating Depression

The book contains advice about where depressed teens can turn to get the help that they need, interviews from medical professionals, information about risk factors for depression, and things depressed teens can do to try to combat their depression.

Defeating Stress and Anxiety
Defeating Stress and Anxiety

Defeating Stress and Anxiety

This book covers how stress is manifested physically, coping solutions for dealing with these issues, when to reach out for help, and profiles of individuals who have struggled with and overcome problems with stress and anxiety.

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

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

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

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

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

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

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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.

Did Someone You Love Die?
Did Someone You Love Die?

Did Someone You Love Die?

For a teen, it can be especially difficult to lose a family member or friend through death. This book explores the emotions involved and offers ways to get through this experience as well as how to support someone living through a loss.

Discoveries in Modern Science
Discoveries in Modern Science

Discoveries in Modern Science

This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a Board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of "curiosity-led science," as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.

Do You Get Into Arguments?
Do You Get Into Arguments?

Do You Get Into Arguments?

This book teaches readers new techniques for dealing with their anger, as well as ways of avoiding arguments and disagreements.

Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?
Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?

Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?

Through expert advice and firsthand accounts from teens, readers can learn the warning signs of suicidal behavior, and how best to help others or themselves.

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

Drama for Students, 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
Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

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.

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

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

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

Earth Science
Earth Science

Earth Science

Combining studies of all the elements around us and how they interact, this book provides a history of the complex field of earth science, while highlighting core principles and concepts.

Education, ed. 2008
Education, ed. 2008

Education, ed. 2008

Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and "at-risk" students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.

Effective Communication
Effective Communication

Effective Communication

This guide provides the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. It shows how to understand your audience and communicate strategically, but also explains how to discover which delivery approach is right for you as well as providing what is needed to develop confidence, listen effectively, and give and receive feedback.

Elizabethan World Reference Library
Elizabethan World Reference Library

Elizabethan World Reference Library

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

Employment
Employment

Employment

This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2

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 Industries, ed. 7
Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7

This book provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. It covers manufacturing, agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, wholesale, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, public administration, and service industries. Classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), this edition includes an essay for every one of the 1,057 2017 NAICS codes.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism
Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Encyclopedia of Buddhism

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. 3
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

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

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3

Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7

Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security
Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security

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 European Social History
Encyclopedia of European Social History

Encyclopedia of European Social History

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
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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 Geography
Encyclopedia of Geography

Encyclopedia of Geography

Reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. Covers a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century.

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6
Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6

Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.

Encyclopedia of India
Encyclopedia of India

Encyclopedia of India

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 Irish History and Culture
Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

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
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

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 Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2

This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today’s Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe, and the Americas.

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

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

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 Lifestyle Medicine & Health
Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health

Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health

Text offers thorough coverage of relevant topics and issues in historical and contemporary context, with information on lifestyle habits and practices and their impact on health.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6
Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6

Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7
Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7

Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

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

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

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5

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
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2

Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

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

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Russian History
Encyclopedia of Russian History

Encyclopedia of Russian History

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 Science, Technology, and Ethics
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

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 Sex and Gender
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.

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

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2

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 U.S. Political History, v. 1
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 1

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 1

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume discusses the diversity of the colonial political experience as well as the long-term conflicts, policies, and events that led to revolution, and the ideas underlying independence.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 2
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 2

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 2

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume discusses the era of Confederation, the shaping of the U.S. Constitution, and the development of the party system.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 3
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 3

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 3

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines three decades in the middle of the nineteenth century; the emergence of the debate over slavery in the territories, which eventually led to the Civil War; the military conflict itself from 1861 until 1865; and the process of Reconstruction.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 4
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 4

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 4

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume focuses on race and politics; economics, labor, and capitalism; agrarian politics and populism; national politics; progressivism; foreign affairs; World War I; and the end of the progressive era.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 5
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 5

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 5

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. The main topics covered in this volume are declining party identification, congressional inertia in the 1920s, the New Deal, Congress during World War II, and more.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 6
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 6

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 6

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines the postwar era with the consolidation of the New Deal, the onset of the Cold War, and the Korean War.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 7
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 7

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, v. 7

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume covers politics and national institutions in a polarized era of nationally competitive party politics and programmatic debates about taxes, social policy, and the size of national government.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

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

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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 Biography, ed. 2, v. 26
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

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. 27
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

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. 28
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

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. 29
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

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. 30
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

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

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

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
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

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

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

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

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
Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

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
Endangered Species, ed. 2

Endangered Species, ed. 2

Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.

Endangered Species, ed. 2008
Endangered Species, ed. 2008

Endangered Species, ed. 2008

Discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.

Energy
Energy

Energy

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

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789
Europe, 1450 to 1789

Europe, 1450 to 1789

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.

Everyday Finance
Everyday Finance

Everyday Finance

Provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students
Extremist Groups: Information for Students

Extremist Groups: Information for Students

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

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused family in society in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Farm Animals
Farm Animals

Farm Animals

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on animals in agriculture and the development and impacts of industrial farming on the welfare of livestock, including living conditions; methods of production and slaughter; differences among factory, family, organic, and free-range farms; the use of antibiotics and hormones; and the effects of consumer preferences.

Fashion Brands, ed. 2
Fashion Brands, ed. 2

Fashion Brands, ed. 2

Explores the popularization of fashion and explains how marketers and branding experts have turned clothes and accessories into objects of desire. Analyzes every aspect of fashion from a marketing perspective.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2
Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2

Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2

Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.

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

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

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

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

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
French and Indian War

French and Indian War

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

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina
Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina

Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina

Esta enciclopedia ofrece más de 150 artículos sobre temas médicos redactados por profesionales en la materia en lenguaje claro y fácil de entender. Los artículos describen las enfermedades o padecimientos, sus causas, sus síntomas, su diagnóstico, sus tratamientos y también prevención.

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

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 Everyday Law, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2

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.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect, and are affected by, social change.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

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

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

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

Gender: Animals
Gender: Animals

Gender: Animals

This book shows how thinking about animals (and thinking with animals) in gender studies inspires concerns around gender ideology, reproduction, and variation as they address matters of life and death, carnality, differences and diversity, and representations. It explores how gender has to be understood beyond humanity, the ways in which animals can teach humans poignant lessons about living and dying, and how to represent nonhuman animals in law and jurisprudence.

Gender: God
Gender: God

Gender: God

This book offers a critical examination of diverse conceptualizations of God that are informed by certain practices and assumptions associated with gender and sexuality, and explores the impact of these ideas in a variety of social contexts. It examines such topics as the imago Dei, secularism, apocalyptic rhetoric, origin myths, a variety of theologies (including postcolonial, queer, critical race, and disability theologies), regulation of religious bodies, and blasphemy.

Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies
Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

This book serves as a primer to the study of gender, including women’s, queer, and men’s studies. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, it identifies areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies; provides an overview of central themes, current topics, and seminal debates; and offers resources for further research.

Gender: Time
Gender: Time

Gender: Time

Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, this book applies theories to examine how time is experienced differently for women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals. Topics include the gendering of history; memory and identity; queer affect, art, and time; temporality and normality; and transgender time.

Gender: War
Gender: War

Gender: War

This book serves as a guide for thinking through the causes and impacts of war from a critical gender perspective. It explores the interrelations between gender and war while simultaneously interrogating the place of war in gender and sexuality studies as well as the feminist and intersectional perspectives that focus on the ways in which war affects various individuals as well as social, political, and cultural processes and institutions.

Genetics
Genetics

Genetics

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 and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009
Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering.

Genetics, ed. 2
Genetics, ed. 2

Genetics, ed. 2

This set explores the history, theory, technology, ethics, and uses (and misuses) of genetic knowledge. Topics span the field from classical genetics to molecular genetics to population genetics.

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

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

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.

Geography
Geography

Geography

This volume delves into physical geography, which is concerned with places, and human geography, which deals with the people in the places, how and why they live where they do, and how their social, economic, and cultural characteristics vary from one place to another. Other subjects include topical geography, regional geography, historical geography, cartography, and maps, atlases, and globes and how to read them.

Geology
Geology

Geology

This volume focuses on Earth's composition, including mineralogy and crystallography; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic petrology; economic geology; and geochemistry. It investigates Earth's structure, which concerns geophysics, structural geology, tectonics, volcanology, and geodesy. Earth's surface features and processes are also explored. Historical geology, stratigraphy, paleontology, astrogeology, and geology's practical applications complete this resource.

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

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

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

Global Events
Global Events

Global Events

Features more than 830 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Covering ancient civilizations to the present, important events in history are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

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.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources
Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

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

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities
Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities

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
Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

Covers the failure of the U.S. economy and its gradual recovery, with special attention to the New Deal, as well as the global situation, including the rise of Hitler. The Almanac covers the era in 16 subject chapters. Biographies profiles 29 major figures of the period. Primary Sources features annotated excerpts from speeches, newspaper and magazine articles, literature, and other documents from the period. For middle school and general audiences.

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008
Growing Old in America, ed. 2008

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008

Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.

Growing Up, ed. 2009
Growing Up, ed. 2009

Growing Up, ed. 2009

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's youth.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.

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

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

Guns in America
Guns in America

Guns in America

This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

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

Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

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

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008
Health and Wellness, ed. 2008

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008

Examines health and wellness among Americans, including the ways in which illness is currently prevented, identified, and treated. Describes the most common types of chronic, degenerative, genetic, and infectious diseases, as well as the concepts of mental health and illness. Covers both traditional and alternative medicine.

Healthy Living, ed. 2
Healthy Living, ed. 2

Healthy Living, ed. 2

This set is designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student’s first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.

Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied
Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

In this book, readers discover the consequences of bullying both as a target and as a bystander. They also consider ways to intervene in a bullying situation, how to seek adult help, and how to be empowered and recover from bullying.

Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed
Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed

Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed

In this book, readers learn how they can identify and help a friend who is suffering from depression. Written in a compassionate tone, this guide separates out fact from fiction.

Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship
Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

In this book, readers learn how to spot the warning signs of an abusive relationship, how to be supportive of a friend who needs help, and what kind of resources are available to both the helper and the victim.

Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem
Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem

Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem

In this book, readers learn the signs of abuse for various drugs, along with reasons for abuse, how to confront the friend, and how to encourage treatment. This title teaches an important and especially relevant lesson: drug recovery lasts a lifetime but addiction doesn’t have to.

Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem
Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem

Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem

In this book, readers learn how to help a friend who is abusing alcohol. It arms them with facts about alcohol, how it affects the teen mind and body, how to look for signs of a problem, and how to bring others on board to help.

Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder
Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder

Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder

In this book, readers learn how the pressures of school, dating, and athletics contribute to body image issues and why teens are vulnerable. It explores eating disorders that people commonly have and how they are treated.

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression
Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression

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.

Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes
Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes

Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes

This set explores daily life in such totalitarian dictatorships as Nazi Germany, Stalin's Soviet Union, China under Mao, and North Korea. Entries focus on compelling personal histories detailing the experiences of individuals in these regimes. The personal experiences are conveyed in such first-hand accounts as memoirs, autobiographies, diaries, and letters.

History Behind the Headlines
History Behind the Headlines

History Behind the Headlines

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 in Dispute, v. 1
History in Dispute, v. 1

History in Dispute, v. 1

This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

History of World Trade Since 1450
History of World Trade Since 1450

History of World Trade Since 1450

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

How Everyday Products are Made
How Everyday Products are Made

How Everyday Products are Made

Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a “For More Information” bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3
Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3

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

Human Evolution
Human Evolution

Human Evolution

This volume provides a general overview of evolution, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and an introduction to the relevant fossil record. It also explores relevant theories and refinements in human traits and culture, and the emergence of Homo sapiens as a modern species.

Human Geography
Human Geography

Human Geography

Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources
Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

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

I Am Homeless. Now What?
I Am Homeless. Now What?

I Am Homeless. Now What?

This book balances personal anecdotes from real young people in troubled situations with valuable resources to help out anyone who is homeless, providing real-world suggestions on how to stay off the streets for those who are homeless.

I Am a Digital Addict. Now What?
I Am a Digital Addict. Now What?

I Am a Digital Addict. Now What?

This educational resource defines the various issues that can arise for teens with access to smartphones, tablets, and other handy computerized devices. It provides ample resources for those who have a problem or know someone who needs their help.

I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?
I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?

I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?

In this book, readers will get a frank description of the work faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times.

I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?
I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?

I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?

This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADD/ADHD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.

I Have OCD. Now What?
I Have OCD. Now What?

I Have OCD. Now What?

This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.

I'm Suicidal. Now What?
I'm Suicidal. Now What?

I'm Suicidal. Now What?

This book educates teens about suicide risk factors, suicidal thoughts, and how to cope with them.

Immigration
Immigration

Immigration

Identifies the major waves of immigration and clarifies the ways in which the existing social and political fabric conditioned both the response to the newcomers and their prospects of eventual integration into American society.

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009
Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding immigration and illegal aliens.

Immigration and Migration
Immigration and Migration

Immigration and Migration

This resource provides readers with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. It explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration, and includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused on immigration and multiculturalism in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Immigration in America
Immigration in America

Immigration in America

This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library
Industrial Revolution Reference Library

Industrial Revolution Reference Library

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

Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.

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

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, ed. 4

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

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, ed. 2

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 Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Includes numerous entries on topics in social science research and practice.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Inventors and Inventions
Inventors and Inventions

Inventors and Inventions

Covers inventors of the past and present, including the creators of Kevlar, Coca Cola, eBay, and the Global Positioning System. Explores the early life of each inventor, their education and professional life, and their contributions to society. Surveys the history of technological advancements in fields such as agriculture, transportation, communication, entertainment, textiles, medicine, and others.

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

This 4-vol. set provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

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

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

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

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

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

Korean War Reference Library
Korean War Reference Library

Korean War Reference Library

Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.

Laboratory Animals
Laboratory Animals

Laboratory Animals

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on the use of animals for testing and research, animal research as big business, how legislation protects some animals and how it fails, provides a clear summary of positions, and offers data and evidence supporting these positions.

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

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

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.

Learning About the Holocaust
Learning About the Holocaust

Learning About the Holocaust

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

Legal Issues across the Globe, v. 1
Legal Issues across the Globe, v. 1

Legal Issues across the Globe, v. 1

Provides worldwide coverage of important legal topics of the day. Each chapter begins with an overview by a legal scholar, providing a framework for understanding the issue. Each overview is then followed by twelve essays on different countries around the world. The essays discuss laws in those countries, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which those laws came about.

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2
Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2

Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1
Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

Literature and Its Times
Literature and Its Times

Literature and Its Times

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Living with Anxiety Disorders
Living with Anxiety Disorders

Living with Anxiety Disorders

Living with Anxiety Disorders features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a medical expert to help preteens and teenagers feel prepared for dealing with anxiety disorders during adolescence. Topics include causes and risk factors, complications, tests and diagnosis, treatment methods, coping strategies, and giving and getting support.

Living with Depression
Living with Depression

Living with Depression

Living with Depression features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a medical expert to help preteens and teenagers feel prepared for dealing with depression during adolescence. Topics include causes and risk factors, complications, tests and diagnosis, treatment methods, coping strategies, and giving and getting support.

Living with Stress
Living with Stress

Living with Stress

Provides all the information teens need to understand stress, including causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Focuses on the emotional and physical effects of stress, why teens are at risk for stress-related problems, and how to address stress with lifestyle changes.

Major Acts of Congress
Major Acts of Congress

Major Acts of Congress

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.

Mathematics, ed. 2
Mathematics, ed. 2

Mathematics, ed. 2

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.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources
Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

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.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

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.

Mexican-American War
Mexican-American War

Mexican-American War

Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.

Middle Ages Reference Library
Middle Ages Reference Library

Middle Ages Reference Library

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

Middle East Conflict Reference Library
Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Middle East Conflict Reference Library

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

Middle East Conflict, ed. 2
Middle East Conflict, ed. 2

Middle East Conflict, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events, and documents that are key to understanding the complex relationships of the countries and cultures of the Middle East.

Minorities, ed. 2008
Minorities, ed. 2008

Minorities, ed. 2008

Examines the differences between minority groups and white Americans across the economic, political, and social spectrums. Explores the experience of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and other minority groups living in the United States.

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

Modern American Literature, ed. 5

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.

My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?
My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?

My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?

Touching upon the practical, legal, and psychological aspects of divorce and examining healthy emotional outlets and coping mechanisms, this book reassures teens through the grieving process and shows them that acceptance is ultimately possible.

National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6
National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6

National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6

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 2009
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009

A supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the theme of science and the church.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010

This supplement focuses on the Church in Modern History, particularly WWII and after. It also includes about 200 entries on the men and women who have been beatified or canonized since 2003.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011

This supplement covers the areas of art, music and literature. It includes articles written by specialists and scholars, bios of the beatified and canonized since 2010 as well as entries on other relevant current Catholic issues, events and topics, such as: Internet and the Church, Pope Benedict XVI, popular culture, sex abuse crisis, television and Catholicism, and women artists and Catholic art.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013

This supplement covers a wide range of topics including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, philosophy of literature, art, and music, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. It contains numerous articles of special interest to Catholic thought and culture covering such areas as the philosophical aspects of love, hope, wisdom, marriage, friendship, death, pain and suffering, the human person and the human soul, and the philosophy of God and religion.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

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

Newsmakers
Newsmakers

Newsmakers

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

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 1
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 1

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 1

A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate.

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 2
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 2

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 2

A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate.

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 3

A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate.

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 4
Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 4

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature, Part 4

A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize Laureate, including the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize Laureate.

Nonfiction Classics for Students
Nonfiction Classics for Students

Nonfiction Classics for Students

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

Notable Black American Men, Book II
Notable Black American Men, Book II

Notable Black American Men, Book II

Profiles contemporary and historic figures whose accomplishments will inspire students of every heritage. Covering the most prominent newsmakers as well as lesser-known individuals, each volume offers full biographical entries, portraits, addresses for living listees and recommended sources for further study.

Notable Sports Figures
Notable Sports Figures

Notable Sports Figures

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, v. 17
Novels for Students, v. 17

Novels for Students, 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
Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

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.

Oceans and Oceanography
Oceans and Oceanography

Oceans and Oceanography

Examines the work of oceanographers and the variety of creatures found within the world's oceans, along with the impact of human activity is having on these vast resources.

Open for Debate
Open for Debate

Open for Debate

Explores the past, present, and future to shed light on complex, high-priority public policy. Offers the pros and cons of each issue with opinions from social policy experts.

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

Personal Finance

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

Pets
Pets

Pets

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on pets, including shelters, pounds, euthanasia, overpopulation, exotic pets, breeding/purebreds, designer pets, puppy mills, animal hoarding, and other relevant topics.

Philosophy: Education
Philosophy: Education

Philosophy: Education

This book covers the philosophy of education, the branch of philosophy concerned with understanding, criticizing, and justifying educational ideas and practices. It looks at important thinkers and attempts to understand their educational ideas as well as looks at an important concept or idea in the larger social and intellectual world, such as creativity or democracy, and examines how that idea intersects with educational issues.

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics
Philosophy: Environmental Ethics

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics

This volume is composed of twelve chapters covering such topics as population, novel ecoysystem, geoengineering, climate change, animal ethics, conciliation, and extinction. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Philosophy: Feminism
Philosophy: Feminism

Philosophy: Feminism

This book addresses feminism, including the aspects of human nature, intersectionality, sexism and oppression, LGBTQ theory, ecofeminism, and power.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics
Philosophy: Medical Ethics

Philosophy: Medical Ethics

This book addresses the themes of ethics across the life span, ethical issues in health and medical professionalism, and bioethics in social justice. The focus moves from the individual patient-provider relationship to those of the greater community.

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies
Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

This book serves as a primer to the study of philosophy, discussing some of the challenges from various forms of skepticism that philosophers have faced when, in the footsteps of Socrates, they have tried to gain knowledge. The primer also provides a sample of the diverse philosophical traditions that have developed through the centuries in different parts of the world.

Philosophy: Technology
Philosophy: Technology

Philosophy: Technology

This book addresses the theme of ethics in such technology areas as cyber warfare, designing children, video games and virtual reality, nanotechnology, and technology and the environment. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Physical Science
Physical Science

Physical Science

This volume explores the three major areas of study in physical science: astronomy, physics, and chemistry. Topics explored include astronomy's origins in Egypt, physical theories from ancient Greece, the discoveries of the Scientific Revolution, Newtonian theory, developments in electricity and magnetism, the Big-Bang model, quantum mechanics, black holes, the identification of the Higgs boson by the Large Hadron Collider in 2013, and more.

Poetry for Students, v. 18
Poetry for Students, v. 18

Poetry for Students, 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 Theories for Students
Political Theories for Students

Political Theories for Students

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
Pollution A to Z

Pollution A to Z

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.

Popular Controversies in World History
Popular Controversies in World History

Popular Controversies in World History

Offers an educational examination of events and phenomena, from the earliest evidence of human activity to controversial events of the 20th century.

Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens
Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens

Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens

This book provides an introduction to scholarly perspectives on emergent technologies and biotechnologies used to modify or augment the capabilities of human beings. It covers the fundamental aspects of how bioenhancement will become feasible, what shape these technologies are likely to take, and what sorts of concrete consequences they will have for people’s lives.

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

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

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

Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3
Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3

Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3

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
Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

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.

Race and the Law
Race and the Law

Race and the Law

This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.

Real-Life Math
Real-Life Math

Real-Life Math

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

Reconstruction Era Reference Library
Reconstruction Era Reference Library

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

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

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature
Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature

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
Reference Guide to Short Fiction, ed. 2

Reference Guide to Short Fiction, ed. 2

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of short-fiction authors, written by subject experts.

Reference Guide to World Literature, ed. 3
Reference Guide to World Literature, ed. 3

Reference Guide to World Literature, ed. 3

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.

Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies
Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

This book serves as a primer to the study of religion. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, it begins with a brief history of the modern practice, segues into religion and the social sciences, continues with chapters on Gnosticism, material culture, studies of myths and rituals.

Religions of the World, ed. 2
Religions of the World, ed. 2

Religions of the World, ed. 2

Provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library
Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

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.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library
Roaring Twenties Reference Library

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

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

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25

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. 26
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 26

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 26

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
Science and Its Times

Science and Its Times

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, v. 1
Science in Dispute, v. 1

Science in Dispute, 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, v. 2
Science in Dispute, v. 2

Science in Dispute, 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, v. 3
Science in Dispute, v. 3

Science in Dispute, 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
Science of Everyday Things

Science of Everyday Things

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.

Scientific Thought
Scientific Thought

Scientific Thought

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

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

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

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

Short Stories for Students, v. 17
Short Stories for Students, v. 17

Short Stories for Students, v. 17

Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

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

Social Skills
Social Skills

Social Skills

This book helps readers understand and hone the social skills necessary for success. Although the essays offer advice applicable to many aspects of life, the focus is primarily on the workplace. The essays guide readers in effective communication and conduct, emphasizing the characteristics of verbal, nonverbal, and written communication; stress the importance of ethics and etiquette; and provide tips for conflict resolution and teamwork.

Social Trends and Indicators USA
Social Trends and Indicators USA

Social Trends and Indicators USA

Provides in-depth statistics on social issues with expert analyses. Data is drawn from Federal agencies, newspapers and stock exchanges. Individual volumes are titled: 1. Work & Leisure; 2. Community & Education; 3. Health & Illness; and 4. Crime & Justice.

Social Welfare, ed. 2009
Social Welfare, ed. 2009

Social Welfare, ed. 2009

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's homeless.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

In this volume, readers will discover how the scientific theories of figures like Isaac Newton inspired the advancements of Hermann Oberth, a founder of modern astronautics, and Robert Hutchings Goddard, the father of modern rocketry. Mathematical equations and physics lessons that fit well into Common Core standards explain the principles these pioneers shaped.

Space Exploration Reference Library
Space Exploration Reference Library

Space Exploration Reference Library

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

Space Exploration, ed. 2008
Space Exploration, ed. 2008

Space Exploration, ed. 2008

Examines numerous aspects of space exploration. Presents the facts on space exploration's successes and failures, and the questions that surround them.

Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

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

Sports in America, ed. 2008
Sports in America, ed. 2008

Sports in America, ed. 2008

Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture
St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture

This encyclopedia examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures.

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide
St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide

The 2-vol. St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a whole and to societal changes around the world.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays.

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

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

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

Stress Information For Teens, ed. 2
Stress Information For Teens, ed. 2

Stress Information For Teens, ed. 2

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about common causes of stress, the effects of stress on the body and mind, and coping strategies.

Supernatural Literature
Supernatural Literature

Supernatural Literature

This work provides thorough coverage of the literature of the supernatural across the canon, covering such works as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2
Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

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

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

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

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

Teen Depression
Teen Depression

Teen Depression

Explores teen depression in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Teen Self-Injury
Teen Self-Injury

Teen Self-Injury

This title examines how self-injury affects individuals and society, investigates how people are working to put an end to self-injury, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.

Teens and PTSD
Teens and PTSD

Teens and PTSD

This book examines the nature of post-traumatic stress disorder, what causes it, what it is like to live with PTSD, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

Teens and Stress
Teens and Stress

Teens and Stress

This book examines studies that show stress can be good for teens, giving them the burst of adrenaline they need to win a race or give an important speech; but too much stress (often called burnout) can cause many different health problems.

Teens and Suicide
Teens and Suicide

Teens and Suicide

This book examines the nature of teen suicide, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

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

Television in American Society Reference Library

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