American History

African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.
African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.

African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.

Covers the rich tradition of African-American visual artists of the past and the best of today's contemporary artists, providing a brief biographical sketch of the artist with major achievements, events, and contributions of his or her career.

America in the Cold War
America in the Cold War

America in the Cold War

The books in this series function as both reference guides and informed analyses to critical events that have shaped American life, culture, society, economy, and politics and fixed America's place in the world. This book features a chronology, historical overview, topical chapters on aspects of the Cold War, a set of biographies of key figures, selected essential primary documents, and an annotated bibliography.

American Civil War
American Civil War

American Civil War

Features comprehensive coverage of the American Civil War, including significant battles and skirmishes, important civilian and military figures, weaponry, and government relations with Native Americans. The entries also address the events that led to the conflict, the international diplomacy of the war, the rise of the Republican Party, the impact of slavery, the secession crisis, the complex challenges of the war's aftermath, and more.

American Civil War Reference Library
American Civil War Reference Library

American Civil War Reference Library

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Decades Primary Sources
American Decades Primary Sources

American Decades Primary Sources

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

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

American Law Yearbook
American Law Yearbook

American Law Yearbook

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

American Revolution Reference Library
American Revolution Reference Library

American Revolution Reference Library

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

American Slavery
American Slavery

American Slavery

Utilizing key selections from American literature, this volume aligns with ELA Common Core Standards to give students a fresh perspective on and a keener understanding of slavery in the United States.

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

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

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

Building An Empire
Building An Empire

Building An Empire

Learn about the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, when the United States purchased approximately 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the young republic.

Building The Erie Canal
Building The Erie Canal

Building The Erie Canal

Learn about the construction of the Erie Canal, built during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to link Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes with the Atlantic Coast.

Building the Panama Canal
Building the Panama Canal

Building the Panama Canal

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the historical building of the Panama Canal, beginning with construction by the United States in 1903.

Building the Transcontinental Railroad
Building the Transcontinental Railroad

Building the Transcontinental Railroad

Text provides an introduction to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Clothing through American History
Clothing through American History

Clothing through American History

Provides information on fabrics, materials, and manufacturing. Topics include a discussion of daily life and the types of clothes worn by men, women, and children of all levels of society.

Cold War Reference Library
Cold War Reference Library

Cold War Reference Library

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

Cold War and McCarthy Era
Cold War and McCarthy Era

Cold War and McCarthy Era

Covers how the Cold War and McCarthy eras affected men, women, and children of varying backgrounds to provide a more personal examination of this important era.

Columbus and the Journey to the New World
Columbus and the Journey to the New World

Columbus and the Journey to the New World

Text explores various aspects of Columbus's voyage to and arrival in the New World.

Encyclopedia of American Recessions and Depressions
Encyclopedia of American Recessions and Depressions

Encyclopedia of American Recessions and Depressions

This encyclopedia looks at the financial cycles in American economic history from colonial times to the present day, with an eye on the similarities and differences between past and present conditions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide, Rev. ed.
Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide, Rev. ed.

Encyclopedia of War Crimes and Genocide, Rev. ed.

Examines the contemporary history of crimes against humanity, during both wartime and peacetime. Covers a wide range of relevant topics, including human rights, war criminals, war crimes, examples of genocide, international organizations and international law concerning war crimes.

Encyclopedia of the Kennedys
Encyclopedia of the Kennedys

Encyclopedia of the Kennedys

This work provides an in-depth look at John Fitzgerald Kennedy's presidency, including his foreign and domestic policies, political allies and enemies, and major events and speeches. It covers the events of the 1960s, such as JFK's assassination, the Bay of Pigs, the Peace Corps, the space program, and the My Lai Massacre, as well as individuals who defined the time, including Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Cesar Chavez and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

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

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

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

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

Guide to U.S. Political Parties
Guide to U.S. Political Parties

Guide to U.S. Political Parties

This book presents the major conceptual approaches to the study of U.S. political parties and the national party system, describing the organization and behavior of U.S. political parties in thematic, narrative chapters that help undergraduate students better understand party origins, historical development, and current operations.

Guns in American Society, ed. 2
Guns in American Society, ed. 2

Guns in American Society, ed. 2

This comprehensive resource covers the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life.

Japanese-American Internment during World War II
Japanese-American Internment during World War II

Japanese-American Internment during World War II

An authoritative overview that explains how the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the evacuation and internment of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans, details living conditions in the camps, and discusses the economic, emotional and physical toll on interned Japanese-Americans.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases, ed. 2
Landmark Supreme Court Cases, ed. 2

Landmark Supreme Court Cases, ed. 2

Features more than 600 of the most important and influential cases in American history. It contains concise, straightforward summaries, analyzing and explaining groundbreaking court cases on such issues as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, civil rights, labor unions, abortion, antitrust and competition, due process, search and seizure, and executive privilege.

North American Indian, Rev. ed.
North American Indian, Rev. ed.

North American Indian, Rev. ed.

Covers the customs and traditions of many North American Indians including those of the Great Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes region, and the far North.

Places of the Underground Railroad
Places of the Underground Railroad

Places of the Underground Railroad

Presents an overview of the most significant stops along the Underground Railroad, a unique road to freedom. Includes entries chosen to represent all regions of the United States and Canada.

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms
Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms

The work covers each presidential campaign in depth, examining a large number of related issues ranging from the use of social media in modern presidential campaigns to negative campaign ads and key slogans used in every presidential campaign.

Race and Racism in the United States
Race and Racism in the United States

Race and Racism in the United States

How is race defined and perceived in America today, and how do these definitions and perceptions compare to attitudes 100 years ago… or 200 years ago? This four-volume set addresses many topics related to race in the United States.

Slavery
Slavery

Slavery

Learn about slavery, one of America's most darkest chapters in American history.

Spanish Missions
Spanish Missions

Spanish Missions

Learn how the Spanish Empire populated the American West with Catholic missions, shaping the culture and traditions of Native people forever.

The Great Depression
The Great Depression

The Great Depression

This text examines the economic causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as the federal and global responses to the crisis, and gives an in-depth look at how literature, theater, film, and more began to reflect the new social realities of the time.

The Great Depression and New Deal
The Great Depression and New Deal

The Great Depression and New Deal

The political ideas that resulted from confronting the crisis of the Great Depression and the New Deal of the early 20th century reshaped America. This documentary history collects a range of primary sources to illuminate this critical period in U.S. history.

The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law
The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law

The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law

This volume breaks down each section of the Constitution and its amendments, also providing a concise overview of the field of constitutional law as it is applied around the world and in various forms of government.

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism
U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism

This volume examines American history between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I, considering in depth both the imperialist and progressive influences that heralded the country's future position as a major force on the international stage.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3

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.

Voices of Civil War America
Voices of Civil War America

Voices of Civil War America

Provides primary documents to highlight daily life among Americans, Union and Confederate, black and white, soldier and civilian, during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Fast Food
Fast Food

Fast Food

Explores the issues surrounding the fast food industry by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Food and Drink in American History
Food and Drink in American History

Food and Drink in American History

This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.

Cooking Season by Season
Cooking Season by Season

Cooking Season by Season

Provides one thousand recipes arranged by season, from spring to late winter, including curried vegetable pies, roasted tomato soup, sea bass in salt crust, yellow squash gratin, and steamed mussels with saffron-cream sauce.

Great Battles of the Civil War
Great Battles of the Civil War

Great Battles of the Civil War

Experience great battles of the Civil War through engaging text, detailed illustrations, and photos of artifacts.

Battle At The Alamo
Battle At The Alamo

Battle At The Alamo

Learn about the events that led up to the tragic Battle at the Alamo, including the disputes between Mexico and the United States.

The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg

Provides a detailed account of the American Civil War and the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg. Examines the forces that contributed to the war and the legacy of the Civil War.

Exploring The Territories of the United States
Exploring The Territories of the United States

Exploring The Territories of the United States

The territorial acquisitions of the United States, including areas that were part of the United States at one time but which have since been ceded to other countries, are chronicled in this title. Descriptive information, including the name of the areas, the data when they were acquired, and additional brief notes about the acquisitions, are all discussed in detail.

Exploring the Great Lakes
Exploring the Great Lakes

Exploring the Great Lakes

During settlement, the Great Lakes and its rivers were the only practical means of moving people and freight throughout the Midwest and Lower Canada. Students will learn about the role that the Great Lakes played in transporting cargo, immigrants, and even cruise ships. This title will help students analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.

The President as Economist
The President as Economist

The President as Economist

This book provides evaluations of American presidents over the course of 66 years of U.S. economic history, using quantitative data to assess and rank each presidential administration according to key performance indicators.

Border Disputes
Border Disputes

Border Disputes

Provides broad coverage of approximately 80 current international border disputes and conflicts. Each volume begins with an introduction to the type of dispute to be discussed, identifying the conflict as territorial, positional, or functional.

Life During World War II
Life During World War II

Life During World War II

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through World War II.

Life During the California Gold Rush
Life During the California Gold Rush

Life During the California Gold Rush

Readers learn what life was like for miners and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, during the California Gold Rush.

Life During the Civil War
Life During the Civil War

Life During the Civil War

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Civil War.

Life During the Great Depression
Life During the Great Depression

Life During the Great Depression

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Great Depression.

Life During the Industrial Revolution
Life During the Industrial Revolution

Life During the Industrial Revolution

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Industrial Revolution.

Life During the Revolutionary War
Life During the Revolutionary War

Life During the Revolutionary War

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Revolutionary War.

Life on the Frontier
Life on the Frontier

Life on the Frontier

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living on the frontier.

Life in Colonial America
Life in Colonial America

Life in Colonial America

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living in Colonial America.

Freedom Summer, 1964
Freedom Summer, 1964

Freedom Summer, 1964

This title will inform readers about the Freedom Summer. It covers where it took place, the organizers, why its purpose was to get African-Americans registered to vote, and more.

The 1964 Freedom Summer
The 1964 Freedom Summer

The 1964 Freedom Summer

This title examines the civil rights efforts in Mississippi during the summer of 1964, known today as Freedom Summer. It explores the work of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in leading voter registration efforts and improving education in the state. Also examined are the murders of civil rights workers and the hate crimes they faced, considered in the social context of segregation.

The 2013 Oklahoma City Tornadoes
The 2013 Oklahoma City Tornadoes

The 2013 Oklahoma City Tornadoes

This title examines the powerful tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and surrounding areas on May 20 and May 31, 2013. It explores what happened when the tornadoes struck, how people took shelter, and how victims are rebuilding. Also discussed are the science behind tornadoes and how meteorologists predict and track them.

The Boston Marathon Bombing
The Boston Marathon Bombing

The Boston Marathon Bombing

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

The Newtown School Shooting
The Newtown School Shooting

The Newtown School Shooting

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

Rodney King and the L.A. Riots
Rodney King and the L.A. Riots

Rodney King and the L.A. Riots

This title examines an important historic event--the police beating of Rodney King in 1991 and the riots in Los Angeles, California.

The Waco Standoff
The Waco Standoff

The Waco Standoff

This title examines an important historic event--the standoff in Waco, Texas, between federal law enforcement agencies and Branch Davidian leader David Koresh and his followers living in the Mount Carmel Center.

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor

This title examines the bombing of Pearl Harbor, focusing on the events leading up to the attack, a detailed account of the attack itself, and the effects the attack had on the United States. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The D-Day Invasion of Normandy
The D-Day Invasion of Normandy

The D-Day Invasion of Normandy

This title examines the invasion of Normandy during World War II, focusing on the planning, the equipment, and the brave soldiers who ensured an Allied victory. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion

This title examines an important historic event--the June 6, 1944, Allied landing in Normandy, France, during World War II.

D-Day
D-Day

D-Day

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the never-to-be-forgotten event called D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, that took place before World War II ended in 1945.

Native American Code Talkers
Native American Code Talkers

Native American Code Talkers

This title examines the Native American servicemen known as the code talkers, focusing on their role in coded communication during World War II including developing the codes, their training, and their work in war zones. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Native American History
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Native American History

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Native American History

This guide examines the beliefs, customs, legends and the myriad contributions Native Americans have given to modern society. It covers the history of their conquest by European invaders, their under the U.S. government, and the harsh reality of life on today's reservations.

The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen

This title examines the African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, focusing on their training, their impressive performance in the skies over Europe, and the discrimination they faced. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

Women on the Home Front
Women on the Home Front

Women on the Home Front

This title examines the role of women on the US home front during World War II, focusing on the factory workers, volunteers, and service members who helped the Allies win the war. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II Espionage
World War II Espionage

World War II Espionage

This title examines the role of espionage during World War II, focusing on the extensive training, clever tools, and dangerous missions that enabled spies and saboteurs to contribute to the war effort. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II Leaders
World War II Leaders

World War II Leaders

This title examines the leaders of the major nations that fought in World War II, focusing on their personalities, their strategic decisions, and the key alliances they crafted. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II Weapons
World War II Weapons

World War II Weapons

This title examines the major weapons used during World War II, focusing on their development, strategy and tactics, and their effect on the course of the war. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

Gambling in America, ed. 2
Gambling in America, ed. 2

Gambling in America, ed. 2

This encyclopedia provides an overview of gambling in the Americas, examining the history, morality, market growth, and economics of the gaming industry.

Drugs in American Society
Drugs in American Society

Drugs in American Society

This encyclopedia provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the various aspects of the American drug problem, including the drugs themselves, the actions taken in attempts to curb or stop the drug trade, the efforts at intervention and treatment of those individuals affected by drug use, and the cultural and economic effects of drug use in the United States.

Persian Gulf War Encyclopedia
Persian Gulf War Encyclopedia

Persian Gulf War Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia provides a rich historical account of the Persian Gulf War, examining the conflict from a holistic perspective that addresses the details of the military operations as well as the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of the war.

Re-Framers
Re-Framers

Re-Framers

This text begins by describing various prequels to the U.S. Constitution and explaining how the final document emerged at the Constitutional Convention. The subsequent chapters examine many proposed alternatives and revisions to the Constitution from its establishment until the present, illuminating perceived strengths and weaknesses of the current document as well as the pros and cons of possible amendments.

Religion and American Cultures, ed. 2
Religion and American Cultures, ed. 2

Religion and American Cultures, ed. 2

This four-volume work provides a multicultural survey of established as well as "new" American religions and investigates the interactions between religion and ethnicity, gender, politics, regionalism, ethics, and popular culture.

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

This title will inform readers about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, segregation in public schools, those involved in the case, and the law applied after the ruling--the fourteenth amendment.

The Brown v. Board of Education Trial
The Brown v. Board of Education Trial

The Brown v. Board of Education Trial

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides a review of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education US Supreme Court case which discusses Jim Crow, the genesis of “separate but equal” in constitutional law, how the two Brown decisions changed race relations in the United States, and the history of human rights legislation.

James Meredith and the University of Mississippi
James Meredith and the University of Mississippi

James Meredith and the University of Mississippi

This title will inform readers about James Meredith, a leader in the civil rights movement, who exercised his right to an equal education by applying to the University of Mississippi, and led a march through Mississippi to ensure the enforcement of civil rights for African Americans.

Little Rock Nine
Little Rock Nine

Little Rock Nine

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the Little Rock Nine crisis in which 9 students fought for school integration in September 1957.

The Little Rock Nine
The Little Rock Nine

The Little Rock Nine

This title will inform readers about the Little Rock Nine--including who they were, what they went through to attend a former whites-only school, and what they'd go on to accomplish.

Free at Last
Free at Last

Free at Last

Features a biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences.

Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington
Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington

Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington

This title informs readers about Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington, the organizers, the march's purpose, and King's famous speech, "I Have a Dream."

Nonviolent Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement
Nonviolent Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement

Nonviolent Resistance in the Civil Rights Movement

This title will inform readers about nonviolent resistance during the civil rights movement. The title will discuss Martin Luther King Jr., who helped organize nonviolent protests, as well as others involved, and the types of nonviolent protests--like sit-ins.

The Passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The Passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This title will inform readers about the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on rage, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The title will discuss those involved, such as John F. Kennedy--who spoke about civil rights in 1963--as well as Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and more.

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

This title informs readers about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, others who were involved, like Martin Luther King Jr., the Supreme Court's decision to desegregate public buses, and the national civil rights movement to follow.

The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

This book is a concise guide to the American Industrial Revolution, from its earliest beginnings in the mid-18th century to just after the First World War, covering urbanization, mass immigration, organization of labor, and an immense gap between wealthy industrialists and the poor. It addresses important events, key people, and trends of the time, and examines the era through key themes such as agriculture, business, economy, finance, labor, and politics.

The Iron Road
The Iron Road

The Iron Road

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.

The Progressive Era
The Progressive Era

The Progressive Era

This book reveals the challenges Americans faced during the Progressive Era and shows how their responses helped transform the nation. Combining a narrative on the era with biographies of key participants, significant primary sources, and an annotated bibliography, the topically organized volume offers a lively contextual guide to one of the great turning points in American history.

Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror
Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror

Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror

This book addresses counterterrorism issues from the days of the Cold War to the current global campaign. It provides a comprehensive examination of modern nation-state legislative, military, and nonmilitary attempts to combat terrorism within and outside borders. Special emphasis is placed on the counterterrorism efforts of the international community, post-911.

The War on Terror Encyclopedia
The War on Terror Encyclopedia

The War on Terror Encyclopedia

This book chronicles the individuals, operations, and events of the War on Terror around the world, exploring its causes and consequences through the lens of policy, doctrine, and tactics of combat.

Women's Rights in the United States
Women's Rights in the United States

Women's Rights in the United States

A comprehensive encyclopedia tracing the history of the women’s rights movement in the United States from the American Revolution to the present day.

The Women's Liberation Movement
The Women's Liberation Movement

The Women's Liberation Movement

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Women's Liberation Movement during the late 1960s.

Women's Rights, ed. 2
Women's Rights, ed. 2

Women's Rights, ed. 2

Examines the history and the current status of women's rights in case studies of the United States, China, and Afghanistan are presented, and new case studies on the state of women's rights in France (including a discussion of the ban of burqas) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo United States and abroad, namely Denmark, China, Afghanistan, and Kenya.

The Abolitionist Movement
The Abolitionist Movement

The Abolitionist Movement

This book presents primary sources pertaining to the American anti-slavery movement in the 18th and 19th centuries, presenting these firsthand sources alongside scholarly commentary to put them into context. Making use of such primary documents as pamphlets, articles, speeches, slave narratives, and court decisions, the book models how scholars interpret primary sources and shows readers how to critically evaluate the key documents that chronicle this major American movement.

How They Lived
How They Lived

How They Lived

This book features primary documents and artifacts of ordinary people in history, as well as annotations that help the reader put them into context and grasp their deeper meaning.

The Central Intelligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency

This work traces through facts and documents the history of the CIA, from the people involved to the operations conducted for national security. The content focuses on describing how a U.S. government organization that is unlike any other conducts covert warfare, surreptitiously collects information, and conducts espionage.

Biographies

Adele
Adele

Adele

Profiles the life and career of singer and songwriter, Adele.

Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

Profiles the life and career of baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez.

Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

A biography of Amy Poehler and her career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Profiles the life and career of actress, director, writer, and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie.

George Clooney
George Clooney

George Clooney

A biography of George Clooney and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Helen Keller
Helen Keller

Helen Keller

This book traces Helen Keller's early days as a disabled child through her triumphant academic achievements.

Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball
Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball

Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball

A comprehensive account of Jackie Robinson’s life and career, focusing on the events surrounding the shattering of the “color barrier” in Major League Baseball. Discusses his life after baseball, his influential position in the civil rights movement, and his enduring legacy as a racial pioneer.

James Cameron
James Cameron

James Cameron

Provides a biography of James Cameron and his career as an Academy Award director of blockbuster movies and an Emmy Award winning maker of television documentaries, written for young adults.

Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Profiles the life and career of British chef and cooking show star, Jamie Oliver.

Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Profiles the life and career of actress, Jane Lynch.

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

Profiles the life and career of teen idol entertainer, Justin Bieber.

Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Profiles the life and career of actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Oscar Pistorius
Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius

Discusses the life of South African sprinter, Oscar Pistorius.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Profiles the life and career of tennis superstar Serena Williams.

Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

Profiles the life and career of professional football player Tim Tebow.

Free at Last
Free at Last

Free at Last

Features a biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences.

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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

The Supreme Court Justices, ed. 3
The Supreme Court Justices, ed. 3

The Supreme Court Justices, ed. 3

Profiles every Supreme Court justice from John Jay through Elena Kagan, providing background and commentary on the individuals who have served on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Natalie Coughlin
Natalie Coughlin

Natalie Coughlin

Profiles the life and career of Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin.

African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.
African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.

African Americans in the Visual Arts, Rev. ed.

Covers the rich tradition of African-American visual artists of the past and the best of today's contemporary artists, providing a brief biographical sketch of the artist with major achievements, events, and contributions of his or her career.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 33
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 33

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 33

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

Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle

This biography examines the life of Chris Kyle. Readers will learn about Kyle's family background, childhood, education, service in the US Navy SEALS, and his time as a sniper.

Harper Lee
Harper Lee

Harper Lee

This biography examines the life of Harper Lee. Readers will learn about Lee's family background, childhood, education, and time as a Pulitzer Prize-Winning author.

Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin

This biography examines the life of Joseph Stalin. Readers will learn about Stalin's family background, childhood, education, and his time as dictator of the Soviet Union.

Saint Pope John Paul II
Saint Pope John Paul II

Saint Pope John Paul II

This biography examines the remarkable life of Saint Pope John Paul II. Readers will learn about Saint Pope John Paul II's family background, childhood, education, inspirational work as a Roman Catholic priest, bishop, cardinal, and pope, and his canonization.

How They Lived
How They Lived

How They Lived

This book features primary documents and artifacts of ordinary people in history, as well as annotations that help the reader put them into context and grasp their deeper meaning.

College and Career

A Career as an Event Coordinator
A Career as an Event Coordinator

A Career as an Event Coordinator

This book highlights many creative outlets inherent to the work, but it also offers a realistic appraisal of the long hours, demanding clients, and other hard work involved. Stories about real-life event planners offer readers a genuine description of a day in the life of an event coordinator.

A Career in Computer Graphics and Design
A Career in Computer Graphics and Design

A Career in Computer Graphics and Design

This book highlights the varied environments in which graphic designers work and the expectations that different kinds of companies have of their employees. Readers will learn how high school courses, college courses, extracurricular activities, online training resources, and internships can help prepare them for careers in computer and graphic design.

A Career in Customer Service and Tech Support
A Career in Customer Service and Tech Support

A Career in Customer Service and Tech Support

This book provides information for tech-savvy readers about the ins-and-outs of customer service and technical support, including education requirements, job duties and skills, and how to get started in these fields.

Achieving High Performance
Achieving High Performance

Achieving High Performance

This visual guide provides all the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. Its practical, "how-to" approach offers information and skills to succeed, step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and "Ask yourself" features showing how to boost confidence and overcome challenges. It includes real-life case studies.

Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education

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

Careers
Careers

Careers

This book about careers is the perfect guide for teens to start thinking about a career. Charts and tables are included to help young people gauge interest about possible careers.

Careers If You Like Government and Politics
Careers If You Like Government and Politics

Careers If You Like Government and Politics

This book discusses careers for people interested in how government and politics shape daily life in the United States. Careers discussed include staffers who work for members of Congress, journalists, lawyers, social activists, and teachers.

Careers If You Like History
Careers If You Like History

Careers If You Like History

This book discusses careers for people with a passion for history, ranging from museum curators to intelligence analysts. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers If You Like Math
Careers If You Like Math

Careers If You Like Math

This book discusses careers for people with math skills such as information technology, construction design, and atmospheric science, among others. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers If You Like Science
Careers If You Like Science

Careers If You Like Science

This book discusses careers for people who like science. Careers range from biomedical engineer to veterinarian and forensic science technician. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers If You Like Writing
Careers If You Like Writing

Careers If You Like Writing

This book discusses careers for people who enjoy writing. Writing is essential to a range of professions from journalism and blogging to law and public relations. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers If You Like the Arts
Careers If You Like the Arts

Careers If You Like the Arts

This book discusses careers for people who like the arts. Graphic arts is one of several career possibilities covered. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.

Careers as a Bookkeeper and Auditor
Careers as a Bookkeeper and Auditor

Careers as a Bookkeeper and Auditor

This book provides information on jobs in auditing and bookkeeping. Students who enjoy math and numerical problem-solving, have excellent people skills, and are highly organized will appreciate this guide to the field and its opportunities.

Careers as a Commissioned Sales Representative
Careers as a Commissioned Sales Representative

Careers as a Commissioned Sales Representative

This book examines the job of commissioned sales representatives, focusing on the nature of the work, its demands and special salary considerations, and the many work environments and products to be sold, as well as the necessary education, training, personality type, and skill sets.

Careers as a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist
Careers as a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist

Careers as a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist

This book examines the career of a marketing and public relations specialist. Topics cover marketing campaigns, running a marketing firm, client relations, connecting with the community, putting together a resume, working as a freelancer, pitching a client, and business-building strategies.

Careers as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant
Careers as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Careers as a Paralegal and Legal Assistant

This book examines careers as a paralegal and legal assistant, covering professional responsibilities, ethic codes, kinds of employers, job searches, resume building, and work environments.

Careers for Tech Girls in Computer Science
Careers for Tech Girls in Computer Science

Careers for Tech Girls in Computer Science

This book empowers young women who are interested in working as computer and information research scientists, computer network architects, information security analysts, software developers, web developers, and video game developers and designers by offering industry insiders’ career tips.

Careers for Tech Girls in Engineering
Careers for Tech Girls in Engineering

Careers for Tech Girls in Engineering

This book covers many engineering career opportunities, with workplaces ranging from a laboratory to deep space. It also offers suggestions as to how readers can turn their dreams into dream careers, such as which classes to take in school, scholarships available specifically for women, and college majors and classes that will be instructive, interesting, and give girls a step up to feel confident in trying out a cool engineering career.

Careers for Tech Girls in Math
Careers for Tech Girls in Math

Careers for Tech Girls in Math

This book suggests a variety of careers that rely on the study of mathematics and explains how to pursue them. Readers will also be advised about how to land their first job and how to advance up the career ladder.

Careers for Tech Girls in Science
Careers for Tech Girls in Science

Careers for Tech Girls in Science

This book provides young women, with an interest in science, vital information about internships, careers, resources, and support networks to help them achieve their goals. Female role models in medicine, zoology, ecology, astronomy, and more are profiled.

Careers for Tech Girls in Technology
Careers for Tech Girls in Technology

Careers for Tech Girls in Technology

This book provides young women, who have a knack for technology, with the various career options available in the tech sector. Four primary career sectors are addressed: communications, aerospace and defense, green technology, and biotechnology.

Careers for Tech Girls in Video Game Development
Careers for Tech Girls in Video Game Development

Careers for Tech Girls in Video Game Development

This book introduces middle and high school girls to the world of video game development, covering the kinds of courses, extracurricular activities, and organizations that can help them get into a career in video game development.

Careers in Architecture and Construction
Careers in Architecture and Construction

Careers in Architecture and Construction

Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at architecture and construction jobs ranging from electricians to landscape architects to surveyors.

Careers in Aviation and Aerospace
Careers in Aviation and Aerospace

Careers in Aviation and Aerospace

This book features current statistics, forecasts, descriptions, and provides comments from industry leaders about aerospace and aviation jobs for engineers, pilots, meteorologists, planetary scientists, and even astronauts.

Careers in Biotechnology
Careers in Biotechnology

Careers in Biotechnology

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at biotechnology fields including jobs in biochemistry, epidemiology, and microbiology and biofuels.

Careers in Business Administration
Careers in Business Administration

Careers in Business Administration

This book introduces readers to various career options within the field of business administration, exploring what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more.

Careers in Child Care
Careers in Child Care

Careers in Child Care

This book examines careers in child care for people who want to work with children of all ages, from day care for babies and toddlers to after-school and special programs for young teens.

Careers in Computer Science
Careers in Computer Science

Careers in Computer Science

This book introduces readers to various career options within the field of computer science, exploring what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more.

Careers in Education
Careers in Education

Careers in Education

Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at education jobs ranging from special education teachers to library media specialists.

Careers in Emergency Response
Careers in Emergency Response

Careers in Emergency Response

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at emergency response including jobs from firefighters to search and rescue specialists to trauma surgeons.

Careers in Engineering
Careers in Engineering

Careers in Engineering

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at engineering jobs including standard careers such as electrical and mechanical, as well as new and emerging careers such as biomedical.

Careers in Environmental Conservation
Careers in Environmental Conservation

Careers in Environmental Conservation

This book introduces readers to various career options within the field of environmental conservation, exploring what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more.

Careers in Environmental and Energy Technology
Careers in Environmental and Energy Technology

Careers in Environmental and Energy Technology

This book provides a useful look at high-tech environmental and energy technology jobs ranging from fuel cell engineers to environmental analysts to renewable energy project developers. Included are comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions.

Careers in Fashion
Careers in Fashion

Careers in Fashion

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at fashion jobs including glamorous jobs such as model and fashion photographer, to artistic jobs such as textile designer and fashion stylist.

Careers in Finance
Careers in Finance

Careers in Finance

Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at finance jobs ranging from bank tellers to accountants to personal financial planners.

Careers in Gaming
Careers in Gaming

Careers in Gaming

This book provides a useful look at technical careers in video gaming. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at video gaming jobs ranging from animators to programmers to game developers.

Careers in Health Care
Careers in Health Care

Careers in Health Care

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at health care jobs ranging from home health aides to registered nurses to physical therapists.

Careers in Hospitality
Careers in Hospitality

Careers in Hospitality

This book examines careers in the hospitality industry. Readers will learn practical steps to finding and excelling in their dream job as a chef, an event coordinator, a museum guide, or in one of the many other exciting jobs explored here.

Careers in Human Resources
Careers in Human Resources

Careers in Human Resources

This book examines careers in the human resources industry, investigating the vital roles of staffing a company, training employees, learning HR policies and benefits, employee relations, and the types of jobs that are available in HR.

Careers in Information Technology
Careers in Information Technology

Careers in Information Technology

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at information technology jobs ranging from social media specialists to software developers to Wi-Fi network engineers.

Careers in Internet Technology
Careers in Internet Technology

Careers in Internet Technology

This book provides a useful look at careers in internet technology. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at jobs ranging from search engine optimization experts to cybersecurity analysts to mobile app developers.

Careers in Law Enforcement
Careers in Law Enforcement

Careers in Law Enforcement

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at law enforcement fields including jobs from police officers, FBI agents, crime science investigators, and other law enforcement officers.

Careers in Medical Technology
Careers in Medical Technology

Careers in Medical Technology

This book provides a useful look at careers in medical technology. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions for jobs ranging from research scientists to biomedical engineers to radiation therapists.

Careers in Medicine
Careers in Medicine

Careers in Medicine

This book introduces readers to various career options within the field of medicine, exploring what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more.

Careers in Mental Health
Careers in Mental Health

Careers in Mental Health

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide a look at mental health fields including occupations ranging from psychiatrists and psychologists to psychiatric nurses and licensed clinical social workers.

Careers in Robotics
Careers in Robotics

Careers in Robotics

This book provides a useful look at careers in robotic technology. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic job descriptions ranging from engineers to technicians to research scientists are included.

Careers in Sales and Marketing
Careers in Sales and Marketing

Careers in Sales and Marketing

Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at marketing and sales jobs ranging from advertising account executives to internet marketing specialists.

Careers in Sports and Fitness
Careers in Sports and Fitness

Careers in Sports and Fitness

Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at sports and fitness jobs ranging from athletic trainers to recreation therapists, to sports medicine physicians.

Careers in Undercover Gang Investigation
Careers in Undercover Gang Investigation

Careers in Undercover Gang Investigation

This book explains exactly what personality type is needed and what sorts of physical, emotional, and psychological skills are required for a career in undercover law enforcement.

Careers in Undercover Narcotics Investigation
Careers in Undercover Narcotics Investigation

Careers in Undercover Narcotics Investigation

This book explains what it takes for those who choose this career; they have to be controlled risk-takers who can follow orders and handle stress and frustration creatively. It examines all aspects of career preparation (even in high school), duties, perks, and pitfalls of the job.

Careers in the Homicide Unit
Careers in the Homicide Unit

Careers in the Homicide Unit

This book specifies career training and responsibilities for homicide unit professionals and their work with forensic scientists, medical examiners, district attorneys, and civilian support staff.

Careers in the Military
Careers in the Military

Careers in the Military

This book features current statistics, forecasts, and descriptions that provide readers with a look at military careers ranging from pilots to food specialists to medics.

Careers in the US Air Force
Careers in the US Air Force

Careers in the US Air Force

This book examines a career in the US Air Force. It includes comments from men and women who have served in the military, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at Air Force jobs ranging from Pilot, to Psychologist to Pararescue.

Careers in the US Army
Careers in the US Army

Careers in the US Army

This book explores the career opportunities the US Army offers, the requirements recruits must meet to qualify for each job, and descriptions of the training and working conditions they will experience,

Careers in the US Coast Guard
Careers in the US Coast Guard

Careers in the US Coast Guard

This book examines a career in the US Coast Guard. Comments from men and women who have served in the military, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at Coast Guard jobs ranging from boatswain's mates to health service technicians to operations specialists.

Careers in the US Marine Corps
Careers in the US Marine Corps

Careers in the US Marine Corps

This book examines a career in the US Marine Corps. Comments from men and women who have served in the military, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at Marine Corps jobs ranging from combat engineers to avionics technicians to military police.

Careers in the US Navy
Careers in the US Navy

Careers in the US Navy

This book examines a career in the US Navy. Comments from men and women who have served in the military, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at Navy jobs ranging from information systems technicians to culinary specialists to aviators.

Careers in the US Special Forces
Careers in the US Special Forces

Careers in the US Special Forces

This book examines a career in the US Special Forces. Comments from men who have served in Special Forces, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic descriptions provide a useful look at Special Forces jobs ranging from Army Green Berets to Navy SEALs to Marine Scout Snipers.

Careers on Antiterrorism and Counterterrorism Task Forces
Careers on Antiterrorism and Counterterrorism Task Forces

Careers on Antiterrorism and Counterterrorism Task Forces

This book describes some very real-life events and discusses how counter- and antiterrorism task forces played a part in keeping people safe.

Careers with SWAT Teams
Careers with SWAT Teams

Careers with SWAT Teams

This book provides readers interested in the field of law enforcement with information they need to join a S.W.A.T. team, including how to craft a resume and how to give a quality interview.

College Financing Information for Teens, ed. 2
College Financing Information for Teens, ed. 2

College Financing Information for Teens, ed. 2

Provides information for teens about planning, saving, and paying for post-secondary education, with facts about government aid, private loans and scholarships, and other sources of financial assistance.

Dream Jobs in Sports Finance and Administration
Dream Jobs in Sports Finance and Administration

Dream Jobs in Sports Finance and Administration

This career guide highlights the various academic and professional pathways that one can follow to arrive at a career in the sports industry.

Dream Jobs in Sports Law
Dream Jobs in Sports Law

Dream Jobs in Sports Law

This career guide focuses on the law angle of sports, representing athletes and sports organizations in legal situations, whether personal or professional.

Dream Jobs in Sports Media
Dream Jobs in Sports Media

Dream Jobs in Sports Media

This career guide focuses on the exciting careers of sportswriters, announcers, and the dedicated professionals who work away from the public eye, outlining the skills and preparation that these jobs require.

Dream Jobs in Sports Refereeing
Dream Jobs in Sports Refereeing

Dream Jobs in Sports Refereeing

This career guide details the keys to ensuring fairness, safety, and sportsmanship on the field and the skills required to become a successful sports official.

Dream Jobs in Sports Scouting
Dream Jobs in Sports Scouting

Dream Jobs in Sports Scouting

This career guide focuses on sports agents, a job that requires a willingness to travel, a keen eye for talent, and knowledge of an athlete's strengths and weaknesses.

Dream Jobs in Stadium and Sports Facility Operations
Dream Jobs in Stadium and Sports Facility Operations

Dream Jobs in Stadium and Sports Facility Operations

This career guide focuses on what education and other life skills might be required to take on positions in stadium and sports facility operations.

Effective Communication
Effective Communication

Effective Communication

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

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5
Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5

Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

Forensic Science, ed. 2
Forensic Science, ed. 2

Forensic Science, ed. 2

Covers theories, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. Includes essays on types of investigations, investigative techniques, evidence, and specialized equipment; types of injuries, diseases, and other medical conditions; the role of forensic science in the American legal system; historical subjects, including overviews of ancient criminal cases as well as examinations of high-profile modern cases; and depictions of forensics in the media.

Getting a Government Job
Getting a Government Job

Getting a Government Job

This guide offers information on finding a job in the U.S. government, providing advice on resumes, applications and interviews along with facts about current pay systems and base pay rates.

How Business Works
How Business Works

How Business Works

This book is a guide to understanding business jargon and corporate structure, making difficult business concepts easy to understand. It includes diagrams, infographics, and step-by-step information in jargon-free text.

Leadership
Leadership

Leadership

This book explains the key techniques leaders use to release their own and their team’s full potential. It shows you how to think and take action with a leadership approach and to look at yourself and the world around you with a leadership focus.

Managing People
Managing People

Managing People

This books provides the understanding and skills that will help develop and manage effective and high-performing teams of satisfied and productive individuals.

Money for Minors
Money for Minors

Money for Minors

Provides an essential foundation of business and economic knowledge for middle-school, high-school, and community college students. Includes information that students need to understand how they can become entrepreneurs and create economic value in various ways, evaluate offers from banks and credit card companies, read the business section of the newspaper, and understand the importance of various government statistics.

Negotiating
Negotiating

Negotiating

Whether in discussions about a raise or corporate merger, get the essential tips and skills needed to provide the know-how to get what you want.

Peterson's Graduate & Professional Programs, ed. 50
Peterson's Graduate & Professional Programs, ed. 50

Peterson's Graduate & Professional Programs, ed. 50

This directory contains university/college profiles that offer valuable information on graduate and professional degrees and certificates, enrollment figures, tuition, financial support, housing, faculty, research affiliations, library facilities, and contact information. It enables students to explore program listings by field and by institution. In-depth descriptions, written by administrators at featured institutions, give complete details on the graduate study available.

Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Health-Related Medical Professions 2016, ed. 50
Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Health-Related Medical Professions 2016, ed. 50

Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Health-Related Medical Professions 2016, ed. 50

This directory lists institutions in alphabetical order and includes beneath each name the academic fields in which each institution offers graduate programs in Biological and Biomedical Sciences and other Health-related Medical disciplines. The degree level in each field is also indicated, provided that the institution has supplied that information in response to Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions.

Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, the Environment & Natural Resources 2016, ed. 50
Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, the Environment & Natural Resources 2016, ed. 50

Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, the Environment & Natural Resources 2016, ed. 50

This directory lists institutions in alphabetical order and includes beneath each name the academic fields in which each institution offers graduate programs in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, the Environment and Natural Resources. The degree level in each field is also indicated, provided that the institution has supplied that information in response to Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions.

Peterson's® Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Information Studies, Law & Social Work 2016, ed. 50
Peterson's® Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Information Studies, Law & Social Work 2016, ed. 50

Peterson's® Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Information Studies, Law & Social Work 2016, ed. 50

This directory lists institutions in alphabetical order and includes beneath each name the academic fields in which each institution offers graduate programs in Business, Education, Information Studies, Law and Social Work. The degree level in each field is also indicated, provided that the institution has supplied that information in response to Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions.

Peterson's® Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2016, ed. 50
Peterson's® Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2016, ed. 50

Peterson's® Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2016, ed. 50

This directory lists institutions in alphabetical order and includes beneath each name the academic fields in which each institution offers graduate programs in Engineering and Applied Sciences. The degree level in each field is also indicated, provided that the institution has supplied that information in response to Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions.

Peterson's® Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences 2016, ed. 50
Peterson's® Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences 2016, ed. 50

Peterson's® Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences 2016, ed. 50

This directory lists institutions in alphabetical order and includes beneath each name the academic fields in which each institution offers graduate programs in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The degree level in each field is also indicated, provided that the institution has supplied that information in response to Peterson’s Annual Survey of Graduate and Professional Institutions.

Presenting
Presenting

Presenting

This book provides a practical, "how-to" approach to teach you presenting skills needed to make a positive impact and to be a more effective manager.

Project Management
Project Management

Project Management

This book offers guidance on how to plan, run, and monitor a project as well as explains what to do if things go wrong. It provides what is needed to define project briefs, identify stakeholders, and build an effective project team.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 34
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 34

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 34

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

Selling
Selling

Selling

Offers tips and techniques for successful selling, including how to speak persuasively, how to enthuse your audience, and how to sell with confidence.

Strauss's Handbook of Business Information, ed. 3
Strauss's Handbook of Business Information, ed. 3

Strauss's Handbook of Business Information, ed. 3

This text serves as a reference guide for library students, practitioners in public, academic, and special libraries who deal with business inquiries, and entrepreneurs and business professionals. It addresses general areas of business as well as more specific topics, such as marketing, investment, and real estate.

Student Debt
Student Debt

Student Debt

This book examines student debt in the United States at every stage of the process—from the banks that issue the loans to the colleges and universities that collect the payments.

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, ed. 12
Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, ed. 12

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning, ed. 12

This guide enables high school students to make important decisions involving life after graduation. Includes advice from guidance counselors, instructors, college admission officials, military officers, and other high school students, as well as tips for interviews, resumes, and cover letters.

The African American Student's Guide to STEM Careers
The African American Student's Guide to STEM Careers

The African American Student's Guide to STEM Careers

This book reviews the factors that facilitate access and success of Black students in STEM majors in higher education, and it shares testimonies from Black STEM professionals that will help inspire the next generation of Black scientists and engineers.

The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy
The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy

The Student's Guide to Financial Literacy

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.

U.S. National Guard
U.S. National Guard

U.S. National Guard

This book provides readers with an explanation of the history and function of the U.S. National Guard, as well as the training and requirements needed to become a Guard member.

Environment

Environmentalism
Environmentalism

Environmentalism

Explores the issues surrounding environmentalism by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Human Geography
Human Geography

Human Geography

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

The Environment
The Environment

The Environment

Uses color illustrations to examine the impact of pollution, global warming, and climate change is having on the humans, plants, and animals that reside on Earth.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues
Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues

Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues

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.

America Goes Green
America Goes Green

America Goes Green

This encyclopedia explores the evolution of green ideology and eco-friendly practices in contemporary American culture, ranging from the creation of regional and national guidelines for green living to the publication of an increasing number of environmental blogs written from the layperson's perspective.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2

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

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

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

Are We Running Out of Energy?
Are We Running Out of Energy?

Are We Running Out of Energy?

This work looks at the worldwide drive to produce and consume increasing amounts of energy and at its potentially catastrophic effects on the environment.

Endangered Animals
Endangered Animals

Endangered Animals

Provides an introduction to various animal species that are threatened with extinction, including polar bears, sea turtles, river dolphins, jaguars, gibbons, and others; and discusses ways to help them survive.

Natural Disasters
Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

Covers the power of hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown
Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown

Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the massive earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 followed minutes later by a powerful tsunami, and the next day by an explosion that rocked a nuclear power plant and caused a leak in a reactor.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

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

Garbage and Recycling
Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

Explores the issue of garbage and recycling by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Recycling
Recycling

Recycling

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

Rivers and Lakes
Rivers and Lakes

Rivers and Lakes

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

UXL Sustainable Living
UXL Sustainable Living

UXL Sustainable Living

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.

Pruning Plant by Plant
Pruning Plant by Plant

Pruning Plant by Plant

With pruning advice for 180 trees, shrubs and climbers, plus 20 popular fruit crops, this guide features instructions and diagrams on pruning for novices and experienced gardeners alike.

Small Space Garden Ideas
Small Space Garden Ideas

Small Space Garden Ideas

Aimed at readers who have little space to garden, this guide features ideas for making use of a range of small growing spaces, such as doorsteps, balconies, and walls.

Food

Food and Drink in American History
Food and Drink in American History

Food and Drink in American History

This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.

Cooking Season by Season
Cooking Season by Season

Cooking Season by Season

Provides one thousand recipes arranged by season, from spring to late winter, including curried vegetable pies, roasted tomato soup, sea bass in salt crust, yellow squash gratin, and steamed mussels with saffron-cream sauce.

Fruit & Vegetable Gardening
Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

Fruit & Vegetable Gardening

This is a handbook for hobby vegetable and fruit gardeners. It covers the basics, from soil preparation and organic manures, and offers authoritative advice on various aspects of productive growing.

GMO Food
GMO Food

GMO Food

The book provides clear, factual information and background on the history of genetically modified crops and foods, covering topics such as the historic methods of plant and animal modification (such as cross-breeding). It assesses the long-existing differences in attitudes toward the development and commercialization of GMO foods and crops in the United States versus in the European Union.

Healing Foods
Healing Foods

Healing Foods

This book is a resource that shows what foods are best and how to optimize their super-food potential for healthy living. It covers more than 200 healing foods, from carrots to clementines, and provides 150 easy-to-prepare recipes that heal, empowering the reader to practice optimum nutrition. It also shows how certain foods can be incorporated into daily life to target specific health issues.

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners
Kitchen Gardening for Beginners

Kitchen Gardening for Beginners

This book takes the reader through ten steps to preparing a garden plot, providing need- to-know techniques, such as sowing, planting, feeding, mulching, watering, and weeding, as well as easy projects including making a compost bin and planting a fruit tree. It covers how to grow more than seventy types of fruits and vegetables, while providing tips for dealing with weeds, pests, and diseases.

Mediterranean Cookbook
Mediterranean Cookbook

Mediterranean Cookbook

This book provides readers with 300 authentic recipes from Italy, Greece, Provence, northern Africa, and the Middle East, and gives cooks the necessary tools to recreate the flavors of the Mediterranean in their own homes.

Pies
Pies

Pies

Broken down by key ingredients, this book helps readers choose the "pie of the day" according to what's in season and available ingredients and then shares a wealth of step-by-step instructions for producing the best results.

Step-By-Step Bread
Step-By-Step Bread

Step-By-Step Bread

This book provides a step-by-step guide to baking bread that contains easy-to-follow recipes for 125 classics, and includes information about ingredients, equipment, and storage.

Step-By-Step Cakes
Step-By-Step Cakes

Step-By-Step Cakes

This book offers step-by-step instructions for preparing, baking, and serving everyday cakes and cakes for special occasions, and includes a selection of cookie recipes.

Sweet Treats around the World
Sweet Treats around the World

Sweet Treats around the World

This encyclopedia surveys nearly 100 countries, examining their characteristic sweet treats from an anthropological perspective. It offers historical context on what sweets are popular where and why and emphasizes the cross-cultural insights those sweets present.

Vegetables Please
Vegetables Please

Vegetables Please

This book is packed with mouth-watering vegetarian recipes full of enough glorious produce to tempt even the most ardent meat-eater. Dishes are carefully balanced to provide vegetarians with all the nutrients for a healthy diet, while the optional meat or fish variations are a way to encourage committed carnivores to reduce their meat intake and enjoy more vegetables.

Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives about the topic of vegetarianism.

Growing Vegetables
Growing Vegetables

Growing Vegetables

This book offers 101 tips to guide you through the basics of growing your own vegetables, whether you have a large plot or a small urban garden. Discover the techniques, including organic methods, from improving your soil and sowing seed for the first time, to harvesting homegrown produce at its best.

Biodynamic Gardening
Biodynamic Gardening

Biodynamic Gardening

This guide provides advice on biodynamic gardening, which makes use of natural cycles and mindful planting to take organic gardening to the next level. Topics include soil preparations, lunar charts, composting, cycles of rest, rich and healthy soil, organically controlling pests, ripening plants, and more.

Government

American Law Yearbook
American Law Yearbook

American Law Yearbook

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

The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law
The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law

The U.S. Constitution and Constitutional Law

This volume breaks down each section of the Constitution and its amendments, also providing a concise overview of the field of constitutional law as it is applied around the world and in various forms of government.

Handbook to American Democracy
Handbook to American Democracy

Handbook to American Democracy

Provides readers with everything they need to know about the structure and function of American government. Each volume in this comprehensive set is devoted to a major branch of government.

Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy
Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy

Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy

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.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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

The Politics Book
The Politics Book

The Politics Book

This book explores more than 100 big ideas on topics as diverse as the rule of law, the extent of liberty, and the justification of warfare. It takes the reader on a journey through the history of politics, from the influential theories of ancient Greece, Rome, and Asia to modern concepts voiced by today's brightest political thinkers.

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms
Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms

The work covers each presidential campaign in depth, examining a large number of related issues ranging from the use of social media in modern presidential campaigns to negative campaign ads and key slogans used in every presidential campaign.

The American Presidency
The American Presidency

The American Presidency

Examines the lives of all the United States Presidents, highlighting key political and historical issues from each term and provides information regarding the position itself. Provides coverage of the recent 2012 presidential election and information describing the Cabinet, the White House, election results, the presidential flag, and the presidential seal history are also included.

The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 4
The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 4

The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 4

This work provides a historical and contemporary perspective on presidential powers. It covers how it was shaped by design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. It discusses the various roles of the chief executive, including chief of state, chief administrator, legislative leader, chief diplomat, commander in chief, and chief economist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guide to U.S. Political Parties
Guide to U.S. Political Parties

Guide to U.S. Political Parties

This book presents the major conceptual approaches to the study of U.S. political parties and the national party system, describing the organization and behavior of U.S. political parties in thematic, narrative chapters that help undergraduate students better understand party origins, historical development, and current operations.

Political Handbook of the World 2014
Political Handbook of the World 2014

Political Handbook of the World 2014

Provides updated political profiles of all of the world's countries and details the history and activities of a number of intergovernmental organizations. Each country profile provides basic facts about the country, detailed background information on the country's history, government and politics, and political parties.

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections
Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections

This volume lets readers discover how the general populace influences the way it is governed via political parties, interest groups, and elections within the framework of various forms of government.

Political Systems, Structures, and Functions
Political Systems, Structures, and Functions

Political Systems, Structures, and Functions

This volume examines the various types, structures, and functions of government around the world, as well as the evolution of political systems and the factors contributing to their rise and fall.

The President as Economist
The President as Economist

The President as Economist

This book provides evaluations of American presidents over the course of 66 years of U.S. economic history, using quantitative data to assess and rank each presidential administration according to key performance indicators.

UXL Civics
UXL Civics

UXL Civics

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

Border Disputes
Border Disputes

Border Disputes

Provides broad coverage of approximately 80 current international border disputes and conflicts. Each volume begins with an introduction to the type of dispute to be discussed, identifying the conflict as territorial, positional, or functional.

Dirty Deals? An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption
Dirty Deals? An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption

Dirty Deals? An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption

This encyclopedia focuses on lobbying, corruption, and political influence in America to inspire readers to think critically about the U.S. government and to appreciate the opportunities of citizenship.

The Democratic Party
The Democratic Party

The Democratic Party

This title provides an historical examination of the Democratic Party from its distant origins in George Washington's administration to the two-term administration of Barack Obama, utlizing primary documents and scholarly commentary to investigate topics such as the Democratic party's positions on civil rights, discrimination, voting rights, taxation, representation, immigration, the Republican opposition, the role of government, and foreign policy.

The Republican Party
The Republican Party

The Republican Party

Focusing on its leaders, key principles, organization, and the basis of its political support, the book provides readers with source documents and commentary that will help them to analyze and evaluate the content themselves. It encourages readers to reach their own conclusions of where today's Republican party stands on the key issues, such as health care reform, relations between church and state, foreign policy, education, reproductive rights, gun control, and immigration.

The Central Intelligence Agency
The Central Intelligence Agency

The Central Intelligence Agency

This work traces through facts and documents the history of the CIA, from the people involved to the operations conducted for national security. The content focuses on describing how a U.S. government organization that is unlike any other conducts covert warfare, surreptitiously collects information, and conducts espionage.

Health

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

Healthy Living, ed. 2

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

Anorexia and Bulimia
Anorexia and Bulimia

Anorexia and Bulimia

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for anorexia and bulimia.

Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for celiac disease.

Dementia
Dementia

Dementia

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dementia.

Dissociative Disorders
Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dissociative disorders which are generally associated with post-traumatic stress or past abuse.

Growth Disorders
Growth Disorders

Growth Disorders

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for growth disorders.

HPV
HPV

HPV

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for human papillomavirus (HPV).

Human Body
Human Body

Human Body

Presents comprehensive information on the human body, covering such topics as the musculoskeletal system, immunology, digestion and nutrition, the human life cycle, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.

Human Body
Human Body

Human Body

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

Human Body I
Human Body I

Human Body I

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.

Human Body II
Human Body II

Human Body II

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.

Huntington's Disease
Huntington's Disease

Huntington's Disease

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in Huntington's disease.

Lou Gehrig's Disease
Lou Gehrig's Disease

Lou Gehrig's Disease

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, and treatments, for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal disease of the nerves.

Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for lyme disease.

Lymphoma
Lymphoma

Lymphoma

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for lumphoma.

MRSA
MRSA

MRSA

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

Neurodegenerative Disorders
Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for neurodegenerative disorders caused by nerve cell failure.

Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for ovarian cancer.

Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for postpartum depression.

Speech Disorders
Speech Disorders

Speech Disorders

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in speech disorders.

Stroke
Stroke

Stroke

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for strokes.

Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for Tourette Syndrome.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs
The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs

The Gale Encyclopedia of Prescription Drugs

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

First Aid Manual, ed. 5
First Aid Manual, ed. 5

First Aid Manual, ed. 5

This reference covers more than 100 different conditions, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness, and explains what to do with step-by-step photographic sequences.

Yoga
Yoga

Yoga

This guide takes the reader from complete beginner to being able to master 49 yoga poses and 12 sequences. It starts simple with basic poses, including downward facing dog and the cobra; builds on them with the warrior lunge and the half lotus; and takes it further with the dolphin, the rocking bow, and more. It also assists in learning how to improve posture, fine-tune alignment, and create a personal exercise session.

Pilates
Pilates

Pilates

This book teaches readers basic Pilates poses, breathing techniques, routines, master rolls, swings, curls, and stretches. Illustrations of seventy Pilates poses and nine sequences are included.

Yoga
Yoga

Yoga

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.

High Intensity Interval Training for Women
High Intensity Interval Training for Women

High Intensity Interval Training for Women

This guide explains the correct way to perform more than 80 HIIT exercises. These techniques cover major muscle groups with special emphasis on the core and lower body, where women often look for results first.

Literature

The Literature of Propaganda
The Literature of Propaganda

The Literature of Propaganda

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
The Literature of War

The Literature of War

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.

Novels for Students, v. 1
Novels for Students, v. 1

Novels for Students, v. 1

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.

Class Conflict in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities
Class Conflict in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities

Class Conflict in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of English-language novelist, Charles Dickens.

Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Joseph Conrad.

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees
Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Sue Monk Kidd.

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

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

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

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman
Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

Provides an in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American poet, Walt Whitman.

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of poet, Sylvia Plath.

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie
Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American playwright, Tennessee Williams.

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying
Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American writer, William Faulkner.

Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl
Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl

Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, John Steinbeck.

Race in John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me
Race in John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me

Race in John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American journalist and author, John Howard Griffin.

Race in William Shakespeare's Othello
Race in William Shakespeare's Othello

Race in William Shakespeare's Othello

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

Race in the Poetry of Langston Hughes
Race in the Poetry of Langston Hughes

Race in the Poetry of Langston Hughes

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of African American poet, Langston Hughes.

Sexuality in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sexuality in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sexuality in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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

Sexuality in the Comedies of William Shakespeare
Sexuality in the Comedies of William Shakespeare

Sexuality in the Comedies of William Shakespeare

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

Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders
Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, S.E. Hinton.

The Food Industry in Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation
The Food Industry in Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

The Food Industry in Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of journalist and author, Eric Schlosser.

War in Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front
War in Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

War in Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of German author, Eric Maria Remarque.

War in Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls
War in Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls

War in Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls

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

Women's Issues in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
Women's Issues in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

Women's Issues in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of African-American writer, Zora Neale Hurston.

The Antihero
The Antihero

The Antihero

This title examines the role and theme of the antihero archetype in Macbeth, Wuthering Heights, Notes from Underground, and Native Son. It features four analysis papers that consider the antihero theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.

Biblical Allusions
Biblical Allusions

Biblical Allusions

This title examines the role and theme of Biblical allusions in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Matrix, Lord of the Flies, and The Lion King. It features four analysis papers that consider Biblical allusions, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.

Coming of Age
Coming of Age

Coming of Age

This title examines the role and theme of the coming of age archetype in A Separate Peace, The Catcher in the Rye, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Giver, and The Fault in Our Stars. It features four analysis papers that consider the coming of age theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees
Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Sue Monk Kidd.

Fall From Grace
Fall From Grace

Fall From Grace

This title examines the role and theme of the fall from grace archetype in The Crucible, Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, Things Fall Apart, and Macbeth. It features four analysis papers that consider the fall from grace theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.

Love
Love

Love

This title examines the theme of love in Divergent, Of Mice and Men, Shakespeare's sonnets, and Disney fairy tales, primarily Frozen. It features four analysis papers that consider the love theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved
Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Nobel Prize in Literature author, Toni Morrison.

The Quest
The Quest

The Quest

This title examines the role and theme of the quest archetype in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Hunger Games, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It features four analysis papers that consider the quest theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.

Revenge
Revenge

Revenge

This title examines the theme of revenge in Hamlet, Othello, True Grit, The Princess Bride, and "The Cask of Amontillado." It features four analysis papers that consider the revenge theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.

Science

Discoveries in Modern Science
Discoveries in Modern Science

Discoveries in Modern Science

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

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

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

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

Physical Science Experiments
Physical Science Experiments

Physical Science Experiments

Presents complex physical science concepts in a style useful for grades 6-12, centered around experiments that explore the relationship of matter and energy, of surface area and volume, and other basic scientific concepts such as density and the varying properties of matter.

Science and Nature
Science and Nature

Science and Nature

Contains articles about science and nature that detail natural phenomena, rocks and minerals, energy and atoms, and biographies of famous scientists.

Space Sciences, ed. 2
Space Sciences, ed. 2

Space Sciences, ed. 2

From the history of space exploration to the future of "space business", this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3
UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

This alphabetically organized ten-volume set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. This edition features 204 new entries and 594 updated entries.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

Biodiversity
Biodiversity

Biodiversity

This resource follows the sharp decline in diversity within land and marine ecosystems since the mid-20th century.

Biotechnology
Biotechnology

Biotechnology

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

Heat
Heat

Heat

This volume examines heat and the related concepts of temperature, thermal energy, and thermodynamics and introduces readers to some of the great minds that furthered our understanding of this fundamental area of physics.

Light
Light

Light

This volume examines the fundamentals of light—including how it is measured, its interaction with matter, and the particle and wave theories of light.

Sound
Sound

Sound

This volume examines the mechanics and properties of sound and provides an overview of the "interdisciplinary science called acoustics." Also covered are functions and diseases of the human ear.

Exploring Space
Exploring Space

Exploring Space

Contains articles detailing biographies of famous astronomers, celestial bodies found in the universe, the solar system, and future explorations into space.

Universe
Universe

Universe

Provides an overview of the universe and includes more than 1,000 detailed and powerful graphics.

Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

Examines various aspects of rocks and minerals - including formation, classes, uses, and the earth's crust - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

From blue schist to blue granite, malachite to meteorites, and taconite to travertine, this guide is packed full of images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of each rock and mineral.

Energy and Movement
Energy and Movement

Energy and Movement

Discusses energy and its sources, manifestations, and uses.

Evolution and Genetics
Evolution and Genetics

Evolution and Genetics

Illustrations and photos assist in detailed exploration of genetics and evolution including findings in fossils and on the microscopic level, from plants and animals to humans.

Ecology
Ecology

Ecology

Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.

100 Inventions that Made History
100 Inventions that Made History

100 Inventions that Made History

Describes the development of one hundred world-changing inventions, including rockets, the internet, refrigerators, blue jeans, light bulbs, and antibiotics.

1000 Inventions & Discoveries
1000 Inventions & Discoveries

1000 Inventions & Discoveries

This book explores the fascinating developments in technology and natural science that shaped the world as it is today.

Changing Matter
Changing Matter

Changing Matter

This book teaches students that everything is made of matter, and that physical changes create different forms or states of matter. Examples of these different states are presented in easy-to-understand text. The book also introduces students to the law of conservation of mass.

I Can Prove It! Investigating Science
I Can Prove It! Investigating Science

I Can Prove It! Investigating Science

This book provides detailed information on the steps scientists take in conducting an experiment. A helpful tool for science projects, it walks students through the Scientific Method, from forming a hypothesis to communicating the results.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 33
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 33

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 33

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

UXL Sustainable Living
UXL Sustainable Living

UXL Sustainable Living

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.

Achieving Sustainability
Achieving Sustainability

Achieving Sustainability

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

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Epidemiology
Epidemiology

Epidemiology

This title presents the history of epidemiology. Text details how early studies of the spread of disease led to vaccines and medications that can halt pandemics. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible. A case study on the current Ebola outbreak is also included.

Food Science
Food Science

Food Science

This title presents the history of food science. Text details how early studies of nutrition and food chemistry led to today's food safety standards and genetically modified crops. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Genetics
Genetics

Genetics

This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Medicine
Medicine

Medicine

This title presents the history of medicine. Text details how early studies of anatomy and circulation led to robotic surgery and heart transplants. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Robotics
Robotics

Robotics

This title presents the history of robotics. Text details how early mechanical automatons led to the advanced, intelligent robots of today. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Seismology
Seismology

Seismology

This title presents the history of seismology. Text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Wind Energy
Wind Energy

Wind Energy

While covering the history of wind power as a whole, this handbook focuses on current technological developments and the promise -- and pitfalls -- of wind energy as part of the world's energy future.

Forensic Science, ed. 2
Forensic Science, ed. 2

Forensic Science, ed. 2

Covers theories, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. Includes essays on types of investigations, investigative techniques, evidence, and specialized equipment; types of injuries, diseases, and other medical conditions; the role of forensic science in the American legal system; historical subjects, including overviews of ancient criminal cases as well as examinations of high-profile modern cases; and depictions of forensics in the media.

Forensic Science
Forensic Science

Forensic Science

This title presents the history of forensics. Text details how early studies of toxic chemicals and firearm analysis led to modern scientific crime solving techniques. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Forensic Science, ed. 2
Forensic Science, ed. 2

Forensic Science, ed. 2

Covers theories, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. Includes essays on types of investigations, investigative techniques, evidence, and specialized equipment; types of injuries, diseases, and other medical conditions; the role of forensic science in the American legal system; historical subjects, including overviews of ancient criminal cases as well as examinations of high-profile modern cases; and depictions of forensics in the media.

Social Issues

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

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

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

Bioethics, ed. 4
Bioethics, ed. 4

Bioethics, ed. 4

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

Universal Health Care
Universal Health Care

Universal Health Care

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of universal health care.

Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse

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

Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization

Drug Legalization

Explores the issues surrounding drug legalization by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Drunk Driving
Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving

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

Banned Books
Banned Books

Banned Books

Explores the issues surrounding banned books by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Environmentalism
Environmentalism

Environmentalism

Explores the issues surrounding environmentalism by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Religion in Schools
Religion in Schools

Religion in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding religion in schools by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Custody and Divorce
Custody and Divorce

Custody and Divorce

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on child custody, child support issues that arise when the parents of a teen divorce.

Divorce
Divorce

Divorce

Explores the issues surrounding divorce by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Teen Sex
Teen Sex

Teen Sex

Explores the issues surrounding teen sex by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Teen Driving
Teen Driving

Teen Driving

Explores the issues surrounding teen driving by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Abortion
Abortion

Abortion

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the ways in which states may place restrictions on abortion for minors that are not required for adult women, including the constitutional right to privacy.

Gangs
Gangs

Gangs

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

Gangs