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Arts

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

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

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

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

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , 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.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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.

Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, ed. 4, v.
Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, ed. 4, v.

Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, ed. 4, v.

Includes the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies.

Music in American Life, ed. , v.
Music in American Life, ed. , v.

Music in American Life, ed. , v.

Examines music's influence on contemporary American life, tracing historical connections over time, demonstrating the symbiotic relationship between this art form and our society. Entries include singers, composers, lyricists, songs, musical genres, places, instruments, technologies, music in films, music in political realms, and music shows on television.

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century, ed. , v.
Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century, ed. , v.

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century, ed. , v.

Examines individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. Covers the history of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and more.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

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.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 28
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 28

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 28

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.

Thematic Guide to Modern Drama, ed. , v.
Thematic Guide to Modern Drama, ed. , v.

Thematic Guide to Modern Drama, ed. , v.

Presents the numerous themes that weave their way through modern drama and highlights the variety of thought that exists in response to them.

Twenty-First Century Drama, ed. , v.
Twenty-First Century Drama, ed. , v.

Twenty-First Century Drama, ed. , v.

Provides first or unique coverage of both domestic and international works of drama from the first decade of the 21st century, featuring in-depth information on around 175 plays and musicals first produced between the years 2000 and 2009.

Business, Economics & Technology

Banking and Finance, ed. , v.
Banking and Finance, ed. , v.

Banking and Finance, ed. , v.

This text examines the role of banks and the process of business financing as insightful text breaks down such terms as interest rate, capital, and dividend.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2, v.

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 Business and Finance, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3, v.

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.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.
Personal Finance, ed. , v.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

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.

Everyday Finance, ed. , v.
Everyday Finance, ed. , v.

Everyday Finance, ed. , v.

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

The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy, ed. , v.
The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy, ed. , v.

The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy, ed. , v.

Covers the importance of budgeting and saving, the compounding of money, and how to create a diversified portfolio of investments. Included is advice on buying a first home, the characteristics of good debt versus bad debt, insurance and tax planning, and choosing the right career.

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 1
CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 1

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 1

Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.

Global Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.
Global Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.

Global Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.

Covers information technology management and issues in operating information systems in the global business environment. Discusses the global information technology theory, frameworks and IT architecture, discovery of global knowledge management, improvement of the global information systems development methodologies, and applications of the latest technologies such as mobile technology and Web services in global information systems development and operations.

Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.

This set covers current business and economic issues that have an impact globally.

Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.
Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.

Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.

Profiles the biggest corporate mistakes or misdeeds throughout history, covering the people, the times, the decisions made.

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

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.

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.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.

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.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 6, v.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 6, v.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 6, v.

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 Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 2
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 2

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 2

An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing, ed. , v.

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

Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective, ed. , v.
Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective, ed. , v.

Outsourcing and Offshoring in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Perspective, ed. , v.

This book discusses the economic impacts of outsourcing and offshoring to the developing countries and developed countries and the short term and long term implications.

The Encyclopedia of Money, ed. 2, v.
The Encyclopedia of Money, ed. 2, v.

The Encyclopedia of Money, ed. 2, v.

Covers the development of money and the functions and dysfunctions of the monetary and financial system.

UXL Money, ed. , v.
UXL Money, ed. , v.

UXL Money, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Cybercrime, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime, ed. , v.

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.
How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

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.

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.
World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

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

Forensic Science, ed. , v.
Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Covers theories, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. Includes specific types of investigations; both general and specific investigative techniques; specialized equipment; and types of evidence. Examines aspects of chemical and biological agents as well as specific types of injuries, diseases, and other medical conditions.

Career & Life Skills

I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?, ed. , v.
I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?, ed. , v.

I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?, ed. , v.

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.

Social Skills, ed. , v.
Social Skills, ed. , v.

Social Skills, ed. , v.

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.

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.
Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

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.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.
Personal Finance, ed. , v.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

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.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

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

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

This book provides many insights into the many connections between mathematics applications and the real world. Nearly 50 math concepts are presented with multiple examples of how each is applied in everyday environments, such as the workplace, nature, science, sports, and even parking.

Sailing Essentials, ed. , v.
Sailing Essentials, ed. , v.

Sailing Essentials, ed. , v.

This guide takes readers through key sailing techniques -- from hoisting a sail and reading charts to steering a course at night or laying an anchor. Readers will also find information on how to deal with difficult weather conditions and how to tie knots, detailed instructions on man-overboard procedures, and more.

Clarity, ed. , v.
Clarity, ed. , v.

Clarity, ed. , v.

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.

Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.
Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.

Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.

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.

Education & Teaching

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.
Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the research on internal motivation. Includes strategies for activating internal motivation at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Provides suggestions on how to assess degrees of student motivation and guidelines for integrating the principles of internal motivation with standards-based instruction.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. , v.
Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. , v.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. , v.

Describes a purposeful classroom structure that relies on four phases. Included with the description of each phase are practical strategies that help teachers use this approach, plus tips on how to differentiate instruction, make effective use of class time, and plan backwards from learning objectives.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. , v.
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. , v.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. , v.

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students.

Collaborating for Project-Based Learning in Grades 9-12, ed. , v.
Collaborating for Project-Based Learning in Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

Collaborating for Project-Based Learning in Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

Covers both theory and practice in active collaboration to bring authentic examples of the school media specialist's leadership role in school improvement to high school students.

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, ed. , v.
Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, ed. , v.

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, ed. , v.

Explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how educators can use an approach that increases student success. Offers step-by-step instructions for developing a curriculum document, planning your instructional activities, choosing a set of classroom assessment tasks, and recording meaningful feedback on student performance.

Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.
Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.

Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.

Provides practical options for handling the teachers' many tasks: from beginning a class to maintaining engagement, from motivating slackers to managing disrupters, from building efficient routines to cushioning student anxiety, and numerous other workable strategies.

Learning on Display, ed. , v.
Learning on Display, ed. , v.

Learning on Display, ed. , v.

Provides educators with information on how to plan creative museum projects that target content standards and develop students' understanding of required subject matter.

Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.
Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.

Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.

Explores the research on learning and describes how teachers can work backwards from learning goals to ensure all students reach their maximum potential. Also describes how to extend this learning-driven approach beyond the classroom to ensure that teacher supervision and professional development programs emphasize learner outcomes.

Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.
Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.

Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.

Provides school principals with information on how to keep on top of the human relationships and dynamics at work in their schools.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.

Explores how to enhance students' memory and test-taking abilities, based on brain research. Provides ways to captivate and hold students' attention and encourage their participation and progress.

Supervision for Learning, ed. , v.
Supervision for Learning, ed. , v.

Supervision for Learning, ed. , v.

Provides information on how to transform a supervisory system into a performance-based model that connects to student achievement and teacher professional development.

The Learning Leader, ed. , v.
The Learning Leader, ed. , v.

The Learning Leader, ed. , v.

Provides school leadership actions and guideposts that will lead to higher student achievement.

Align the Design, ed. , v.
Align the Design, ed. , v.

Align the Design, ed. , v.

Presents the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts--from establishing a mission to differentiating supervision based on measures of success. Includes a nine-step curriculum planning and development process and the 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated, ed. , v.
Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated, ed. , v.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated, ed. , v.

Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

Presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

The Best Schools, ed. , v.
The Best Schools, ed. , v.

The Best Schools, ed. , v.

Explores learning settings, pedagogical tools, and instructional approaches that any school can adopt to inspire students of all ages to discover their passion for learning.

What Works in Schools, ed. , v.
What Works in Schools, ed. , v.

What Works in Schools, ed. , v.

Provides information for schools and teachers on how to improve student achievement. Discusses which instructional strategies really work; why data is a critical component to school improvement; how important collegiality and professional development are; and what types of parental and community involvement make a difference.

Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.
Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.

Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.

Instructs educators to create positive learning environments that prevent discipline problems from occurring. Explains why classroom management approaches that rely on rewards and punishments actually prolong behavior problems; how to turn misbehavior into teaching opportunities; and why changing curriculum can solve discipline problems.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ed. , v.
Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ed. , v.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ed. , v.

Explains how educators can build safe and supportive classroom communities for students with learning disabilities; improve the focus of students with attention disorders; and create a rich and inviting learning environment for all students in an inclusive classroom.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.
Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.

Explains why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and describes how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.

Building Literacy in Social Studies, ed. , v.
Building Literacy in Social Studies, ed. , v.

Building Literacy in Social Studies, ed. , v.

Provides research-based techniques that will motivate students to excel in social studies classes. Explains how to organize learning environments and student groups to reinforce literacy instruction and knowledge of democratic principles.

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.
Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.

Provides a leadership plan and action steps that will build on students' literacy skills and intervene with students who falter. Includes strategies to integrate literacy and learning across the content areas; support structures that involve teachers, administrators, parents, and community members in your literacy program; and examples of school environments that sustain literacy development.

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching, ed. , v.
The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching, ed. , v.

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching, ed. , v.

Contains strategies for a successful literacy coaching initiative including: roles and responsibilities of literacy coaches; keys to building positive collaboration among literacy coaches, support staff, and faculty members; fundamentals of adult learning that apply in a coaching relationship; ideas to help you monitor the effectiveness of your initiative; and ways to communicate effectively to students and fellow teachers.

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.
Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.

Presents an instructional approach that helps students in every grade level understand math concepts so they can apply them on assessments, across the curriculum, and outside of school. Provides teaching practices and lesson ideas that give students a stronger foundation for reasoning and problem solving.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2, v.

Provides educators with ideas on matching instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students: learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Describes ways of structuring lessons to provide 'scaffolds' for the lesson content, the procedures used in learning, and the products of learning.

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design, ed. , v.
Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design, ed. , v.

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design, ed. , v.

Explains how the combination of the Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design frameworks can ensure all students are learning at maximum levels. Describes how a curriculum built on the goal of student understanding, integrated with instructional approaches that emphasize reaching every learner, can provide teachers with more specific teaching targets and more flexible ways to reach them.

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.
The Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

Explains instructional approaches that meet the needs and interests of every student. Includes principles that guide a differentiated classroom; instructional strategies that make it easier to provide multiple learning paths for students; practical ways to give students options about how they learn required curriculum; and steps to get started with differentiation or take it to a higher level.

The Differentiated School, ed. , v.
The Differentiated School, ed. , v.

The Differentiated School, ed. , v.

Includes common misconceptions about differentiation; nonnegotiables that are essential to the implementation of differentiated instruction; factors that contribute to failure to change classroom practice; leadership lessons for accomplishing the change process; tools for monitoring and evaluating the change toward differentiation; and characteristics of staff development practices that support differentiated instruction.

EdSpeak, ed. , v.
EdSpeak, ed. , v.

EdSpeak, ed. , v.

Provides a glossary of the terminology used in the education profession.

Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.
Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.

Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.

Provides educators with information on how to teach students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups. Includes dozens of subject-specific strategies for math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. Also includes strategies for increasing the achievement of immigrant and refugee children.

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2, v.
Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2, v.

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2, v.

Provides a framework for successful teaching practice. Includes applications for state standards, formative assessments, and school specialists.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.
Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.

Provides educators with information on how to provide motivational and challenging math instruction for middle and high school students. Includes advice on setting up the classroom, planning learning experiences, and assessing results.

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.
Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.

Provides a foundation for developing and supporting highly committed teacher leaders. Including advice for administrators and practical tips for experienced and aspiring teacher leaders, this book presents a clear plan for ensuring that teacher leadership is a powerful force for school improvement.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.
The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.

Explores how educators are tackling major challenges in math education including: emphasizing algebraic thinking, problem solving, and communication; connecting math activities to larger purposes and everyday experiences; differentiating instruction based on students' learning styles, interests, and readiness levels; and helping teachers use classroom assessment to guide instruction.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.
The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.

Provides program ideas and practices that will prepare school science programs for stricter new learning objectives and performance goals.

Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.
Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.

Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.

Explains how proven coaching strategies can help teachers inspire students and boost their performance in any subject and grade level. Discusses why a coaching environment creates more student motivation and higher engagement, and provides the strategies and techniques that winning coaches use to help groups and individuals work more productively, overcome difficulties, and achieve meaningful and measurable goals.

Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.
Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.

Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.

Instructs educators on how to be future-focused leaders. Includes trends that will affect education; ways to scan the environment and the world at large; a plan for setting priorities based on probabilities; a 4-step issue management process; steps to developing plausible scenarios for guiding strategic planning; and activities that make up a future-focused communications system.

School Leadership that Works, ed. , v.
School Leadership that Works, ed. , v.

School Leadership that Works, ed. , v.

Explains critical leadership principles that every administrator needs to know including how school leaders can increase student achievement and which leadership practices have the biggest impact on school effectiveness.

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.
Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.

Explores the essential elements of a teacher leader framework that promotes deep implementation of effective teaching practices. Provides practical ways to support networks of teacher leaders at the school, district, and state levels.

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.
Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.

Provides educators with guidelines and steps for designing a comprehensive assessment program that ensures assessments and grades lead to timely, accurate feedback on specific, standards-based learning goals.

Classroom Instruction That Works, ed. , v.
Classroom Instruction That Works, ed. , v.

Classroom Instruction That Works, ed. , v.

Identifies nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning and explains the details of each including: studies in effect size and percentile gain units; guiding principles for using the strategies; and classroom examples of model instructional practice.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Provides educators with information that will ensure that state standards lead to higher student achievement. Describes how to sequence content and set up grading scales that help facilitate formative assessment and effective instruction. Provides steps for converting standards into guidelines that are more useful to classroom teachers.

Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.
Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.

Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.

Discusses some of the most powerful cultural differences that can lead to classroom conflict for many students and how educators can capitalize on these differences to make their classroom a harmonious, productive environment.

Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.
Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.

Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.

Provides an approach to classroom management that deals with accepting teenage students as they are and recognizing what they need: a connection with the curriculum; a sense of order; and most essentially, a sense that someone cares.

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. , v.
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. , v.

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. , v.

Presents new educational tools that support research-based instruction, and learn new ways to use educational technologies, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, multimedia, data collection tools, communication software, and the Internet.

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed, ed. , v.
Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed, ed. , v.

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed, ed. , v.

Describes how educators can collaborate with others to reverse poor motivation, reward student success, and realize higher achievement in even the most challenged school districts.

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.
Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.

Discusses the six most pervasive problem areas in high school education today, and what schools are doing to connect with students, personalize learning, differentiate instruction, and make high school curriculum more relevant.

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2, v.
Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2, v.

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2, v.

Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students.

The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.
The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.

The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.

Provides teaching strategies for every grade and subject, with dozens of variations and steps and examples for how to implement them. Instructs teachers on how to choose the right strategy, matching strategy to instructional objectives.

The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.
The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.

The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.

Provides a systematic structure and steps for conducting teacher interviews at district and school levels.

Results Now, ed. , v.
Results Now, ed. , v.

Results Now, ed. , v.

Discusses how schools can exceed expectations, swiftly reduce achievement gaps, and enhance the lifetime learning of all students. Describes simple actions that can swiftly and substantially improve education and provides a set of structures and practices for improving instruction in any school.

Schooling by Design, ed. , v.
Schooling by Design, ed. , v.

Schooling by Design, ed. , v.

Describes how to start with the school's mission and goals and develop a powerful school improvement plan focused on desired results. Explains how to use Understanding by Design's backward-design process to determine the evidence for the plan's success and to plan improvement steps in instruction and leadership roles. Provides action ideas for starting the school improvement process and keeping it going.

Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.
Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.

Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.

Explains what formative assessment really is, and how to use this approach to improve teaching, learning, classroom climate, teacher professional development, and school performance.

Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed., ed. , v.
Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed., ed. , v.

Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed., ed. , v.

Provides a framework for good design--of curriculum, assessment, and instruction--focused on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas. Explains how educators can design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students understand content and apply it in meaningful ways.

English, Literature & eBooks

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature, ed. , v.
Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature, ed. , v.

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed analysis of the most common archetypes or motifs found in the folklore of selected communities around the world. Includes examination of such motifs as Bewitching, Chance and Fate, Choice of Roads, Death or Departure of the Gods, the Double, Ghosts and Other Revenants, the Hero Cycle, Journey to the Otherworld, Magic Invulnerability, Soothsayer, Transformation, Tricksters, and more.

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

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , 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.

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

Dictionary of Literary Symbols, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.
Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.

Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.

Identifies the most important works on the Holocaust, by both first and second-generation survivors as well as philosophers, novelists, poets, and playwrights reflecting on the Holocaust today. Provides reviews of the classics of Holocaust literature, which include histories, biographies, memoirs, diaries, testimonials, eyewitness accounts, philosophy, social criticism, novels, short fiction, poetry, and plays.

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

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

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.
Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.

Covering the entire spectrum of the literature of the Holocaust era, from the beginnings of Nazism through the concentration camp experience, survivor syndrome and second generation response, this detailed survey includes entries on more than 200 authors and 300 works.

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

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

Covers writers from the ancient Greeks to 20th-century authors. Includes biographical-bibliographical entries on nearly 500 writers and approximately 550 entries focusing on significant works of world literature. Each author entry provides a detailed overview of the writer's life and works. Work entries cover a particular piece of world literature in detail. 2 volumes.

Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.
Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.

Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.

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.

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.
The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative, ed. , v.

This collection examines works that chronicle a life or are compiled from narrated memories. The entries focus on autobiographies, diaries, journals and oral histories from around the world and various time periods to bring us closer to the human experience of history. Some entries look at those who carry on the tradition of oral history, such the West African Griot, Scandinavian Skald, British and Gaelic bards, and Native American storytellers.

The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.
The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.

The Literature of Propaganda, ed. , v.

Contains 300 entries that explore literary works that deal with propaganda. The set includes a wide variety of genres and has an international scope. It explores the works of authors shaped by a variety of political, social, and economic movements, and places each work in its historical context. Each entry includes an overview of the work, historical context, primary themes and style, and critical discussion.

The Literature of War, ed. , v.
The Literature of War, ed. , v.

The Literature of War, ed. , v.

Provides historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it.

The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.
The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.

The Manifesto in Literature, ed. , v.

Spanning from the earliest published examples dating to 16th C. Europe, through the Declaration of Independence, to the 2006 Euston Manifesto, this work describes the authors and their causes, as well as the social, political, economic philosophies that are behind them. The context of history will play an important role in describing the circumstances of their writing and how they were received and acted upon at the time of writing and after.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Latin America.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Africa.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Celtic migrations to the Reform Bill.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Spain and Portugal.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from the Middle East.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Italy.

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

Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7, v.

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

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 51
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 51

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 51

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.

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.
Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

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

Contemporary Poets, ed. 7, v.

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

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 28
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 28

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 28

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.

Thematic Guide to Modern Drama, ed. , v.
Thematic Guide to Modern Drama, ed. , v.

Thematic Guide to Modern Drama, ed. , v.

Presents the numerous themes that weave their way through modern drama and highlights the variety of thought that exists in response to them.

Twenty-First Century Drama, ed. , v.
Twenty-First Century Drama, ed. , v.

Twenty-First Century Drama, ed. , v.

Provides first or unique coverage of both domestic and international works of drama from the first decade of the 21st century, featuring in-depth information on around 175 plays and musicals first produced between the years 2000 and 2009.

Encyclopedia of Journalism, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Journalism, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Journalism, ed. , v.

Covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.
The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.

The Greenwood Library of World Folktales, ed. , v.

Covers tales that are the foundations of the world's traditions, literature, and popular culture and are fundamental to daily life.

World Folklore for Storytellers, ed. , v.
World Folklore for Storytellers, ed. , v.

World Folklore for Storytellers, ed. , v.

Provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on classical literature.

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

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

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

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.
Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.

A comprehensive guide to the ornate and sometimes bewildering language that may be unfamiliar to today's readers of Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 32
Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 32

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 32

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.

Storytelling, ed. , v.
Storytelling, ed. , v.

Storytelling, ed. , v.

A collection of informative entries providing a definitive study of the wide world of storytelling.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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

Health, Mental Health & Medicine

Body Systems, ed. , v.
Body Systems, ed. , v.

Body Systems, ed. , v.

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.

Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.
Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.

Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.

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.

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.
Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

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.

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

Healthy Living, ed. 2, v.

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 3, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. , v.

This title covers topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3, v.

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 4, v.

This set provides more than 1,230 alphabetically arranged entries, of which about 100 are new, covering topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. It covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy and more.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Senior Health, ed. 2, v.

Covers various issues related to one's aging body, how diseases affect it, and treatment options, including medications, for said diseases for this population. Also includes topics specific to the aging population, but beyond descriptions of medical diagnoses.

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem, ed. , v.
Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem, ed. , v.

Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem, ed. , v.

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4, v.

Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3, v.

Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Dermatology, ed. , v.

This collection provides a comprehensive guide and unique source of information on skin, hair, nails, and associated mucous membrane diseases and conditions. It provides in-depth coverage of various issues related to dermatological diagnoses and procedures, encompassing information on treatment options, including medications.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2, v.

Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.

Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.
Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.

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.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.

Explores sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail, covering the impact of STDs on individuals and society, the research for new cures and treatments, and methods to prevent the spread of STDs.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to information on infectious diseases that have either lately appeared for the first time in a population or have recently rapidly increased in incidence such as Ebola, Lassa Fever, MERS, Rift Valley Fever, and Zika virus. The articles avoid medical jargon and use language that laypersons can understand while still providing authoritative, balanced information that addresses the pathogens that are causing and threaten to cause significant health crises.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. , v.

Covers 300 topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. 2, v.

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

Genetically Modified Food, ed. , v.
Genetically Modified Food, ed. , v.

Genetically Modified Food, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of genetically modified food from a variety of international perspectives.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. , v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 3, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Labels, ed. , v.

This guide provides a unique source of information on food, nutrition, food labels, and associated legislation, organizations, and diseases and conditions. Coverage includes various topics related to nutrition and food labels.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Pregnancy and Childbirth, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia is a source for medical information that covers common and rare disease and medical conditions, immunizations and drugs, procedures, and developmental issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. It particularly addresses women’s concerns about their health and their children’s health from before birth through age 18.

Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem, ed. , v.
Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem, ed. , v.

Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem, ed. , v.

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia features entries on the most commonly prescribed drugs. It describes potential side effects, drug and food interactions, recommended dosages, and warnings/precautions.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.
Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Accompanied by panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, this highly visual book traces the history of medicine. Diaries, notebooks, and other first-person accounts tell these stories from the perspective of people who witnessed medical history firsthand.

Social Skills, ed. , v.
Social Skills, ed. , v.

Social Skills, ed. , v.

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.

Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.
Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.

Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.

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.

Defeating Stress and Anxiety, ed. , v.
Defeating Stress and Anxiety, ed. , v.

Defeating Stress and Anxiety, ed. , v.

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.

Living with Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.
Living with Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.

Living with Anxiety Disorders, ed. , v.

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.

What Is Anxiety Disorder?, ed. , v.
What Is Anxiety Disorder?, ed. , v.

What Is Anxiety Disorder?, ed. , v.

Examines what anxiety disorder is, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

Are You Depressed?, ed. , v.
Are You Depressed?, ed. , v.

Are You Depressed?, ed. , v.

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.

Defeating Depression, ed. , v.
Defeating Depression, ed. , v.

Defeating Depression, ed. , v.

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.

Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed, ed. , v.
Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed, ed. , v.

Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed, ed. , v.

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.

Living with Depression, ed. , v.
Living with Depression, ed. , v.

Living with Depression, ed. , v.

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.

Teen Depression, ed. , v.
Teen Depression, ed. , v.

Teen Depression, ed. , v.

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

Are You Stressed Out In School?, ed. , v.
Are You Stressed Out In School?, ed. , v.

Are You Stressed Out In School?, ed. , v.

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.

Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.
Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.

Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.

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.

Living with Stress, ed. , v.
Living with Stress, ed. , v.

Living with Stress, ed. , v.

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.

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

Stress Information For Teens, ed. 2, v.

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

Teens and Stress, ed. , v.
Teens and Stress, ed. , v.

Teens and Stress, ed. , v.

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.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

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.

Transgender Life, ed. , v.
Transgender Life, ed. , v.

Transgender Life, ed. , v.

This book provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.

Yoga, ed. , v.
Yoga, ed. , v.

Yoga, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with the complete, authoritative yoga teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar. It contains all the classic asanas, as well as yoga sequences devoted to easing the symptoms of more than eighty ailments, from asthma and arthritis to IBS and varicose veins. An updated chapter focusing on the life and works of B.K.S Iyengar is also included.

Yoga, ed. , v.
Yoga, ed. , v.

Yoga, ed. , v.

This book offers 101 tips to help de-stress, relax and enjoy the benefits of yoga, such as better posture, improved breathing and peace of mind without leaving your living room.

The Happiness Choice, ed. , v.
The Happiness Choice, ed. , v.

The Happiness Choice, ed. , v.

Provides a path for obtaining contentment, love, and happiness from meaningful work, personal relationships, healthy mind and body, a spiritual core, and a reason for living.

Bullying, ed. , v.
Bullying, ed. , v.

Bullying, ed. , v.

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.

Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied, ed. , v.
Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied, ed. , v.

Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied, ed. , v.

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.

Did Someone You Love Die?, ed. , v.
Did Someone You Love Die?, ed. , v.

Did Someone You Love Die?, ed. , v.

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.

Do You Get Into Arguments?, ed. , v.
Do You Get Into Arguments?, ed. , v.

Do You Get Into Arguments?, ed. , v.

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?, ed. , v.
Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?, ed. , v.

Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?, ed. , v.

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.

I'm Suicidal. Now What?, ed. , v.
I'm Suicidal. Now What?, ed. , v.

I'm Suicidal. Now What?, ed. , v.

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

Teens and Suicide, ed. , v.
Teens and Suicide, ed. , v.

Teens and Suicide, ed. , v.

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.

Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship, ed. , v.
Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship, ed. , v.

Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship, ed. , v.

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 an Eating Disorder, ed. , v.
Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder, ed. , v.

Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder, ed. , v.

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.

I Am Homeless. Now What?, ed. , v.
I Am Homeless. Now What?, ed. , v.

I Am Homeless. Now What?, ed. , v.

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?, ed. , v.
I Am a Digital Addict. Now What?, ed. , v.

I Am a Digital Addict. Now What?, ed. , v.

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?, ed. , v.
I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?, ed. , v.

I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?, ed. , v.

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?, ed. , v.
I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?, ed. , v.

I Have ADD/ADHD. Now What?, ed. , v.

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?, ed. , v.
I Have OCD. Now What?, ed. , v.

I Have OCD. Now What?, ed. , v.

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.

My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?, ed. , v.
My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?, ed. , v.

My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?, ed. , v.

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.

Teen Self-Injury, ed. , v.
Teen Self-Injury, ed. , v.

Teen Self-Injury, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Teens and PTSD, ed. , v.

Teens and PTSD, ed. , v.

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.

Your Friends and Your Family, ed. , v.
Your Friends and Your Family, ed. , v.

Your Friends and Your Family, ed. , v.

This book focuses on adolescents, who have to negotiate changing relationships with families and friends as they grow into young adulthood. Discusses how to handle general family disputes, nourish relationships with friends, and get along with siblings. Advice for healthy and safe socializing and recreation outside of the sphere of one's family is also offered.

History & Primary Sources

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

Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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.

Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes, ed. , v.
Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes, ed. , v.

Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes, ed. , v.

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

History in Dispute, ed. , 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.

Investigating the History of Earth, ed. , v.
Investigating the History of Earth, ed. , v.

Investigating the History of Earth, ed. , v.

Examines the prehistoric organisms, from bacteria to dinosaurs, that populated the planet long before humans arrived.

Popular Controversies in World History, ed. , v.
Popular Controversies in World History, ed. , v.

Popular Controversies in World History, ed. , v.

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

America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.
America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.

America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.

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.

Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.
Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.

Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.

Examines the rich cultural achievements of the early civilizations from North, Middle and South America, including the Inca and Maya societies, beliefs and innovations.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.
The American Civil War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.

The American Civil War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.

Utilizing primary document sources, this volume examines the time period of the United States from the bitter dispute during the Civil War to the time afterwards during the Reconstruction.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , 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 Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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 Eras, ed. , v.
American Eras, ed. , v.

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.
UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

This series examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. It provides in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world.

World Eras, ed. , v. 1
World Eras, ed. , v. 1

World Eras, ed. , v. 1

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 10
World Eras, ed. , v. 10

World Eras, ed. , v. 10

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 2
World Eras, ed. , v. 2

World Eras, ed. , v. 2

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 3
World Eras, ed. , v. 3

World Eras, ed. , v. 3

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 4
World Eras, ed. , v. 4

World Eras, ed. , v. 4

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 5
World Eras, ed. , v. 5

World Eras, ed. , v. 5

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 6
World Eras, ed. , v. 6

World Eras, ed. , v. 6

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 7
World Eras, ed. , v. 7

World Eras, ed. , v. 7

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 8
World Eras, ed. , v. 8

World Eras, ed. , v. 8

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 9
World Eras, ed. , v. 9

World Eras, ed. , v. 9

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

The American Revolution and the Young Republic, ed. , v.
The American Revolution and the Young Republic, ed. , v.

The American Revolution and the Young Republic, ed. , v.

Utilizing primary document sources, this volume examines the time period of the United States when protests by the colonists against the British rule led to the American Revolution and, later, the War of 1812.

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.
Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Covers ancient Egyptian culture and traditions and profiles important sites throughout Egypt, many of which still contain remnants and artifacts that illustrate the importance of this extraordinary civilization.

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.
Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Explores the society, politics and beliefs of Ancient Egypt and the surrounding Nile Valley region, along with the cultural achievements of this ancient civilization.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

This book recounts the events that were instrumental to the development of this civilization and the legacies it has left behind. Offers in-depth discussion on the Pre-Greek societies that fueled the imagination and gave birth to an enduring body of Greek mythology.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Explores the legacy of the Ancient Greek culture by examining the society, politics and beliefs of this ancient civilization, which has influenced the arts, philosophy and democracy of the Western world for centuries.

Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.
Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.

Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.

Introduces readers to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and also examines the effect of these thinkers on the major religions of the time, namely, Judaism and Christianity.

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.
Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

This book covers the history of ancient Rome as it was shaped by strife and by prosperity, making it a cradle of endless and enduring possibilities.

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.
Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Explores the legacy of the Roman Empire and its famous leaders such as Julius Caesar, along with the society, politics and beliefs of this ancient civilization, which has influenced the Western world for centuries.

Anti-Immigration in the United States, ed. , v.
Anti-Immigration in the United States, ed. , v.

Anti-Immigration in the United States, ed. , v.

Covers major historical periods and relevant concepts, as well as discussions of various anti-immigration stances. Leading figures and groups in the anti-immigration movements of the past and present are also explored.

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

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

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

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

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

Cuba, ed. , v.
Cuba, ed. , v.

Cuba, ed. , v.

Presents the major forces that have shaped the country both historically and culturally, offering a close look at themes emblematic to the nation's history. Features articles on works of art and nonfiction, political documents, speeches, testimonies, flashpoint events and places of cultural significance.

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

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

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.
Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Sports in America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Sports in America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Sports in America, ed. , v.

Explores the development and influence of sports in American culture, as well as how sports icons, commercial enterprises, organizations, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and from era to era, from the foot races of colonial times to the extreme sports of today.

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

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

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Firearms, ed. , v.
Firearms, ed. , v.

Firearms, ed. , v.

This book charts the evolution of the gun, from the pistol and rifle, to the machine gun and revolver. Detailed catalogs profile more than 300 firearms spanning over 700 years.

From Columbus to Colonial America, ed. , v.
From Columbus to Colonial America, ed. , v.

From Columbus to Colonial America, ed. , v.

Using primary source documents, this volume recounts the early beginnings of the 'New World' starting with discovery and colonization of the land that would become the United States.

From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided, ed. , v.
From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided, ed. , v.

From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided, ed. , v.

This volume uses primary source documents to chronicle America's transition from the end of the War of 1812 to the time when tension was about to split apart the country in the Civil War.

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, ed. , v.

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

Global Events, ed. , v.
Global Events, ed. , v.

Global Events, ed. , v.

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.

The Iron Road, ed. , v.
The Iron Road, ed. , v.

The Iron Road, ed. , v.

This book provides a richly illustrated account of the rise of the rails across the world. From the historic moment in September 1830 when the first train ran between Liverpool and Manchester, to the high speed trains bulleting across Asia and Europe, this book looks at how railroads have changed the world.

Jewish American Chronology, ed. , v.
Jewish American Chronology, ed. , v.

Jewish American Chronology, ed. , v.

Examines the chronological history of American Jews and Judaism from the Colonial times to present day and includes institutions, personalities, and analysis of major events.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.
Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Accompanied by panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, this highly visual book traces the history of medicine. Diaries, notebooks, and other first-person accounts tell these stories from the perspective of people who witnessed medical history firsthand.

Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.
Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.

Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.

Features Plato and Aristotle, medieval philosophers, who were able to find logical bases for their theological beliefs, using rationality to better comprehend their faith. This book looks at the individuals who pioneered these new schools of thought and their lasting effects on our understanding of the nature of reality.

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.
Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Celebrated for numerous developments in the areas of law, writing, religion, and mathematics, Mesopotamia has been immortalized as the cradle of civilization. Covers the ancient culture's rich history and accomplishments, and the magnificent temples and artifacts left behind.

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.
Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Examines the rich cultural achievements of the ancient Mesopotamia civilization, located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which included the kingdom of Babylon and development of the first writing system.

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

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

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.

The People's Chronology, ed. 3, v.
The People's Chronology, ed. 3, v.

The People's Chronology, ed. 3, v.

Presents a year-by-year record of human events from prehistory to the present. Each chronological chapter is further organized by era or year, and within each year by 33 standard subject categories that feature not only political events and wars, but also events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, and social trends. Also includes issues of concern such as consumer protection, crime, and nutrition.

Pirates Through the Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.
Pirates Through the Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

Pirates Through the Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

Explores the history of piracy from ancient times to the present day. Topics include piracy in antiquity and the Middle Ages, the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean, female pirates, the pirate code of conduct and pirate slang, strongholds and hideouts, ships, weaponry, and sea battles, pirates in literature and film, and modern maritime piracy.

Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.
Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.

Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.

This book covers the traditions, social organizations, languages, and ideas that shaped ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. The intellectual and cultural achievements of Pre-Columbian America rivaled those of ancient Rome and Egypt, and greatly enriched the landscape of present-day Mexico and Central America.

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

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

A survey of the Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history, art literature, economics and science curriculum. Presents 465 alphabetically arranged entries broadly covering people, places, events, concepts, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements from around 1350 to 1620. For students in grades 7 and higher.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.
Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Covers topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, and art and performance (including theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 3, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 3, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 3, v.

Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

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

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

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.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

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.

Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.
Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.

Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.

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 in America, ed. , v.
Immigration in America, ed. , v.

Immigration in America, ed. , v.

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.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library, ed. , v.
U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library, ed. , v.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

UXL Civics, ed. , v.
UXL Civics, ed. , v.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

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

Middle East Conflict, ed. 2, v.

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.

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.
Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.

This set presents easy-to-understand information on 90 global conflicts and diplomatic efforts. It covers specific conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each of the approximately 90 entries will cover the origins of a conflict or diplomatic effort, its current status, and its wide-ranging impact on the world.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. , v.

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

Humanities,Culture & Religion

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

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

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.

Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.
Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.

Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.

Introduces readers to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and also examines the effect of these thinkers on the major religions of the time, namely, Judaism and Christianity.

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

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

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

Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.
Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.

Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.

Features Plato and Aristotle, medieval philosophers, who were able to find logical bases for their theological beliefs, using rationality to better comprehend their faith. This book looks at the individuals who pioneered these new schools of thought and their lasting effects on our understanding of the nature of reality.

Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.
Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.

Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.

Traces the evolution of present-day Western philosophy and the diverging methods of inquiry that continue to inform a wide range of disciplines.

Philosophy: Education, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Education, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Education, ed. , v.

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: Feminism, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.

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

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.
Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.

Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.

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

Religions of the World, ed. 2, v.

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.

This set provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

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

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

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.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3, v.

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

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

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

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

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

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

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

Covers topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, and art and performance (including theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

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

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

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.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 3, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 3, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 3, v.

Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia, ed. , v.
Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia, ed. , v.

Ethnic Groups of North, East, and Central Asia, ed. , v.

This work provides encyclopedic coverage of a wide array of Central, North, and East Asian ethnic groups. For each group, an overview covers population, languages and religions, parallels with other groups, origins and early development, major historic events, and cultural belief systems, as well as typical ways of life, relations with neighboring groups, politics and recent history, notable challenges, and demographic trends.

Ethnic Groups of the Americas, ed. , v.
Ethnic Groups of the Americas, ed. , v.

Ethnic Groups of the Americas, ed. , v.

Combining up-to-date information with historical and cultural background, this encyclopedia covers approximately 150 ethnic groups. Each entry offers an introduction detailing names, population, language, and religion, followed by a history of the group, background on societal organization and culture, and expanded information on language and religion. The last section of each entry discusses the group in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, and the present day.

21st Century Anthropology, ed. , v.
21st Century Anthropology, ed. , v.

21st Century Anthropology, ed. , v.

Highlights the most important anthropology topics, issues, questions, and debates in the 21st Century. Includes applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, and primate studies.

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

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

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.

Race and the Law, ed. , v.
Race and the Law, ed. , v.

Race and the Law, ed. , v.

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3, v.

This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

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.

Gender: Animals, ed. , v.
Gender: Animals, ed. , v.

Gender: Animals, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Gender: God, ed. , v.

Gender: God, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.

Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Gender: Time, ed. , v.

Gender: Time, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Gender: War, ed. , v.

Gender: War, ed. , v.

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.

Transgender Life, ed. , v.
Transgender Life, ed. , v.

Transgender Life, ed. , v.

This book provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.

Math

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, ed. , v.

Presents some 490 articles showing the math behind our daily lives. Explains how and why math works, and allows readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day.

Mathematics and the Laws of Nature, ed. , v.
Mathematics and the Laws of Nature, ed. , v.

Mathematics and the Laws of Nature, ed. , v.

Examines the development of classical conservation laws, including the conservation of momentum, the conservation of mass, and the conservation of energy. Reflects recent information, including the mathematical pioneers who introduced new ideas about what it meant to solve an equation and the influential efforts of the mathematicians of the former Soviet Union.

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

Mathematics, ed. , v.

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

Mathematics, ed. 2, v.
Mathematics, ed. 2, v.

Mathematics, ed. 2, v.

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

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

This book provides many insights into the many connections between mathematics applications and the real world. Nearly 50 math concepts are presented with multiple examples of how each is applied in everyday environments, such as the workplace, nature, science, sports, and even parking.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

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

The Britannica Guide to the History of Mathematics, ed. , v.
The Britannica Guide to the History of Mathematics, ed. , v.

The Britannica Guide to the History of Mathematics, ed. , v.

Covers how major mathematical concepts were first derived, as well as how they evolved with the advent of later thinkers shedding new light on various applications.

The Britannica Guide to Algebra and Trigonometry, ed. , v.
The Britannica Guide to Algebra and Trigonometry, ed. , v.

The Britannica Guide to Algebra and Trigonometry, ed. , v.

Essential to further mathematical and scientific study, both algebra and trigonometry provide crucial tools in managing variables and understanding the relationships between them. This volume presents the fundamentals of these fascinating areas of mathematics while chronicling their respective histories.

The Britannica Guide to Numbers and Measurement, ed. , v.
The Britannica Guide to Numbers and Measurement, ed. , v.

The Britannica Guide to Numbers and Measurement, ed. , v.

This book delves into the history of mathematical reasoning and the progression of numerical thought around the world. Provides some of the most fundamental arithmetical concepts as well as the individuals who established them.

The Britannica Guide to Geometry, ed. , v.
The Britannica Guide to Geometry, ed. , v.

The Britannica Guide to Geometry, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive understanding of geometric shapes, axioms, and formulas, including detailed diagrams to illustrate various concepts and help make geometry accessible to all.

The Britannica Guide to Analysis and Calculus, ed. , v.
The Britannica Guide to Analysis and Calculus, ed. , v.

The Britannica Guide to Analysis and Calculus, ed. , v.

Examines the key concepts of calculus, providing students with a robust understanding of integration and differentiation.

Cryptography, ed. , v.
Cryptography, ed. , v.

Cryptography, ed. , v.

This work examines the logic and science behind various ciphers, their real world uses, how codes can be broken, and the use of technology in this oft-overlooked field.

Law, Civics & Government

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Race and the Law, ed. , v.
Race and the Law, ed. , v.

Race and the Law, ed. , v.

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.

American Governance, ed. , v.
American Governance, ed. , v.

American Governance, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.
Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.

Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.

This volume allows readers to examine the various forms of government that have developed around the world, with a special focus on the ascension of democracy.

How Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.
How Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.

How Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.

Offers a concise and objective explanation of government operations, mapping the federal government's branches, departments, agencies, corporations, and quasi-official bodies, and the bureaucracies that support them.

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Cybercrime, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime, ed. , v.

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.

Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.

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

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.

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.

Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy, ed. , v.
Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy, ed. , v.

Guide to U.S. Foreign Policy, ed. , v.

This guide highlights the changes in U.S. diplomatic policy as government administrations and world events influenced national decisions. Topics include imperialism, economic diplomacy, environmental diplomacy, foreign aid, wartime negotiations, presidential influence, NATO and its role in the twenty-first century, and the response to terrorism.

U.S. Foreign Policy, ed. , v.
U.S. Foreign Policy, ed. , v.

U.S. Foreign Policy, ed. , v.

Offers an analysis of important documents and decisions in U.S. foreign policy from George Washington to Barack Obama.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.
UXL Civics, ed. , v.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

21st Century Political Science, ed. , v.
21st Century Political Science, ed. , v.

21st Century Political Science, ed. , v.

Highlights the most important political science topics, issues, questions, and debates in the 21st Century. Includes basic institutions of government, political ideologies and cultures, public opinion, political parties and elections, political communication, political economy, international relations and institutions.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

In-depth information on major political theories and systems from all time periods. Each entry begins with a general overview of the system/theory followed by a discussion of the principal aspects of the theory, the theory's philosophy and an analysis of the historical context in which the theory was developed, including critical response.

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

Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.

Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive reference tool for understanding the latest developments in national and international terrorism, one of the most pressing security challenges facing the world today.

From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided, ed. , v.
From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided, ed. , v.

From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided, ed. , v.

This volume uses primary source documents to chronicle America's transition from the end of the War of 1812 to the time when tension was about to split apart the country in the Civil War.

Science

Achieving Sustainability, ed. , v.
Achieving Sustainability, ed. , v.

Achieving Sustainability, ed. , v.

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.

UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.
UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.

UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.

This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.
Climate Change, ed. , v.

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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.

Investigating the Global Climate, ed. , v.
Investigating the Global Climate, ed. , v.

Investigating the Global Climate, ed. , v.

Examines the classification systems that have been developed to comprehend the different types of climatic activity and the incredible range of effects it can have on the planet.

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.
Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

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.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues, ed. , v.

Covers the environmental issues for each U.S. state and Canadian province. Essays include an introduction that describes the geographical and geological features of the state/province, information on how global climate change could affect the state/province and its inhabitants, information on natural resources, energy, Green Economy, Green Jobs, and Green Building, and a special section that covers a major environmental topic in each state/province.

Farm Animals, ed. , v.
Farm Animals, ed. , v.

Farm Animals, ed. , v.

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, in