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African Mythology, ed. , v.
African Mythology, ed. , v.

African Mythology, ed. , v.

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of African mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

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

American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.
American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.

American Literature from 1600 Through the 1850s, ed. , v.

This book describes literary development in American literature from religious and political writings from the 1830s to the 1860s.

American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.
American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.

American Literature from 1945 Through Today, ed. , v.

This book describes the development of American literature emerging after World War II to the postwar drama, literary criticism, and literary biography of the end of the twentieth century.

American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.
American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.

American Literature from the 1850s to 1945, ed. , v.

Examines American literature that emerged after the mid-19th century, adopting a distinct realism and an often critical view of American society. Features writers such as Henry Adams and Upton Sinclair who exposed fundamental flaws in government and industry, while Mark Twain and H.L. Mencken incisively satirized social ills such as prejudice and intolerance.

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

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

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

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

Chemistry, ed. , v.

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

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009, v.
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009, v.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009, v.

Provides information on the prevalence, causes, and devastating consequences of this type of violence. Also covers the challenges that domestic violence and child abuse pose to the legal system.

Child Abuse, ed. , v.
Child Abuse, ed. , v.

Child Abuse, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding child abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Child Labor, ed. , v.
Child Labor, ed. , v.

Child Labor, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of child labor from a variety of international perspectives.

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

Childhood Obesity, ed. , v.

Explores the issue of childhood obesity covering its causes, health risks, prevention and treatment.

China, ed. , v.
China, ed. , v.

China, ed. , v.

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

Choosing a Career, ed. , v.
Choosing a Career, ed. , v.

Choosing a Career, ed. , v.

A compendium of opinion on career choice, including whether or not career planning is useful, whether raising compulsory high school attendance ages will reduce dropout rates, and whether college is for everyone.

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

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.

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

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

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

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

Civil Liberties, ed. , v.
Civil Liberties, ed. , v.

Civil Liberties, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding civil liberties and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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 climate change.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of climate change from a variety of international perspectives.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

Cloning, ed. , v.
Cloning, ed. , v.

Cloning, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding cloning and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Cocaine and Crack, ed. , v.

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

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

Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

College, ed. , v.
College, ed. , v.

College, ed. , v.

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

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

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

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

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

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

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today’s most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.

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

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

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, ed. , v. 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Cybercrime, ed. , v.
Cybercrime, ed. , v.

Cybercrime, ed. , v.

Explores the world of computer forensics. Offers crime technology statistics from computer viruses and e-mail spam to identity theft, sexual harassment, and hate crimes. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Danica Patrick, ed. , v.
Danica Patrick, ed. , v.

Danica Patrick, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and motor racing career of Danica Patrick.

Daniel Radcliffe, ed. , v.
Daniel Radcliffe, ed. , v.

Daniel Radcliffe, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Date Rape, ed. , v.
Date Rape, ed. , v.

Date Rape, ed. , v.

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

Death Penalty, ed. , v.
Death Penalty, ed. , v.

Death Penalty, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the death penalty and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Death and Dying, ed. 2008, v.

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

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

Defending the Borders, ed. , v.

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

Dementia, ed. , v.
Dementia, ed. , v.

Dementia, ed. , v.

Explores dementia in detail, covering its symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

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

Deterring and Investigating Attack, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Diabetes, ed. , v.
Diabetes, ed. , v.

Diabetes, ed. , v.

Explores diabetes in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, treatment, and current medical research.

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

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

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

Dieting, ed. , v.
Dieting, ed. , v.

Dieting, ed. , v.

Articles explore the risks and behaviours associated with dieting.

Disabilities Affecting Learning, ed. , v.
Disabilities Affecting Learning, ed. , v.

Disabilities Affecting Learning, ed. , v.

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

Disaster Relief, ed. , v.
Disaster Relief, ed. , v.

Disaster Relief, ed. , v.

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

Discrimination, ed. , v.
Discrimination, ed. , v.

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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 discrimination.

Discrimination, ed. , v.
Discrimination, ed. , v.

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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

Downloading Music, ed. , v.
Downloading Music, ed. , v.

Downloading Music, ed. , v.

Takes a critical look at downloading music, who it impacts, and how. Includes a list of organizations to contact for further information.

Dress Codes in Schools, ed. , v.
Dress Codes in Schools, ed. , v.

Dress Codes in Schools, ed. , v.

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

Drug Abuse, ed. , v.
Drug Abuse, ed. , v.

Drug Abuse, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding drug abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

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

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

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

Drugs, ed. , v.
Drugs, ed. , v.

Drugs, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of drugs from a variety of international perspectives.

Dwayne Johnson, ed. , v.
Dwayne Johnson, ed. , v.

Dwayne Johnson, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of actor and professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson.

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

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

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

Education, ed. 2008, v.
Education, ed. 2008, v.

Education, ed. 2008, v.

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

Electronic America, ed. 2009, v.
Electronic America, ed. 2009, v.

Electronic America, ed. 2009, v.

Discusses how the United States has been affected by the rapid development and adoption of new electronic devices, programs, and other technologies.

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.
Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

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

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

Elijah Wood, ed. , v.

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

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Eminem, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature, ed. 2, v.

This work features more than 500 entries covering the literary works, writers, and concepts of the ancient world, from the beginnings to approximately 500 CE. Ranging from ancient Greece and Rome to China, Egypt, Japan, India, Persia, Babylonia, the Hebrew world, and more, it provides an extensive overview of this period of literature.

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

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3, v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, ed. , v.

Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature, ed. 2, v.

This guide to Gothic literature covers a broad array of works and writers from Britain, America, and other countries, as well as a variety of genres—novels, short stories, poetry, plays, films, and works of art--ranging from the origins of the movement in the 18th century to Charles Dickens to contemporary writers such as Stephen King. Among the concepts, themes, and literary terms covered are Byronic hero, danse macabre, dreams and nightmares, and graveyard verse.

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

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature, ed. 2, v.

This guide to medieval literature encompasses a broad sweep of people, cultures, and styles, offering a comprehensive account of the literary works, writers, and concepts of the Middle Ages, from 500 to 1500 CE. It covers not only European literature but also that of India, the Far East, and the Muslim world.

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

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. , v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3, v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, ed. , v.

Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Endangered Species, ed. 2008, v.

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

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

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding energy alternatives and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

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

Energy, ed. 2009, v.
Energy, ed. 2009, v.

Energy, ed. 2009, v.

Presents the latest information on U.S. energy consumption and production, compared with years past. Controversial issues such as the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the possibility of exhausting fossil fuel supplies, and the harm done to the environment by mining, drilling, and pollution are explored.

English Language Learners, ed. , v.
English Language Learners, ed. , v.

English Language Learners, ed. , v.

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

English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.
English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.

English Literature from the 19th Century Through Today, ed. , v.

This book describes the literary development in English literature from the 19th Century through today.

English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.
English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.

English Literature from the Old English Period Through the Renaissance, ed. , v.

Details the evolution of early English literature and the works that have withstood centuries of linguistic and cultural change.

English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.
English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.

English Literature from the Restoration through the Romantic Period, ed. , v.

Examines the English writers who helped shape the social, political, and religious climate of the age.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

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

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

Everyday Finance, ed. , v.

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

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

Exploring Mars, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

Famine, ed. , v.
Famine, ed. , v.

Famine, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of famine from a variety of international perspectives.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forensic Art, ed. , v.
Forensic Art, ed. , v.

Forensic Art, ed. , v.

Examines the technique of forensic art, how it is used to solve crimes, and how it contributes to the conviction of criminals.

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

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Foster Care, ed. , v.
Foster Care, ed. , v.

Foster Care, ed. , v.

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

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

French and Indian War, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.
Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.
Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

Gambling, ed. 2009, v.
Gambling, ed. 2009, v.

Gambling, ed. 2009, v.

Presents in-depth information on how casino gambling, sports gambling, lotteries, and Internet gambling work, provides up-to-date financial data for each, and discusses the effects of these and other gambling activities on the communities in which they take place. Also discussed are American attitudes toward gambling.

Gangs, ed. , v.
Gangs, ed. , v.

Gangs, ed. , v.

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

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.
Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

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.

Gay Rights, ed. , v.
Gay Rights, ed. , v.

Gay Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding gay rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about disorders caused by gene and chromosome abnormalities and those with genetic and environmental components, along with facts about genetic testing and treatment research, and guidance for parents of children with special needs.

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

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009, v.

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

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

Genetics, ed. , v.

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

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Global Warming, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding global warming and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Global Warming, ed. , v.

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

Gods & Goddesses of the Inca, Maya, and Aztec Civilizations, ed. , v.
Gods & Goddesses of the Inca, Maya, and Aztec Civilizations, ed. , v.

Gods & Goddesses of the Inca, Maya, and Aztec Civilizations, ed. , v.

Sharing many common beliefs, deities, and rituals, the religion of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca was rooted in both the earth and the sky, the rhythms of the seasons, and the movements of the sun, moon, and stars. In this volume, readers will meet rain and sun gods, corn gods and fertility gods, earth mothers who are both creators and destroyers, and more.

Going Green, ed. , v.
Going Green, ed. , v.

Going Green, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the environment and provides an overview of the topic.

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

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

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

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008, v.

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

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

Growing Up, ed. 2009, v.

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

Gun Control, ed. 2009, v.
Gun Control, ed. 2009, v.

Gun Control, ed. 2009, v.

Explores various aspects of gun control in the United States. Includes information on firearms laws, firearms and crimes, guns and youth, public attitudes toward gun control, and gun control laws.

Gun Violence, ed. , v.
Gun Violence, ed. , v.

Gun Violence, ed. , v.

Discusses the reasons for and against gun control in the United States, especially in relation to violent crime.

Gwen Stefani, ed. , v.
Gwen Stefani, ed. , v.

Gwen Stefani, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of singer Gwen Stefani.

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

Hallucinogens, ed. , v.

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

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

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

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

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.
Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding hate crimes and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Headaches, ed. , v.

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

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

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008, v.

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

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

Hemophilia, ed. , v.

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

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

Heroin, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

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

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

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

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

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

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

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

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Hunting Down the Terrorists, ed. , v.

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

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

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009, v.

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

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

Immigration, ed. , v.
Immigration, ed. , v.

Immigration, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of immigration from a variety of international perspectives.

Immigration, ed. , v.
Immigration, ed. , v.

Immigration, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding immigration and provides an overview of the topic.

Indigenous Peoples, ed. , v.
Indigenous Peoples, ed. , v.

Indigenous Peoples, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding indigenous peoples from a variety of international perspectives.

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

Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Infectious Diseases, ed. , v.
Infectious Diseases, ed. , v.

Infectious Diseases, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Internet Safety, ed. , v.
Internet Safety, ed. , v.

Internet Safety, ed. , v.

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

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

J.K. Rowling, ed. , v.

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

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

Jennifer Lopez, ed. , v.

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

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

Johnny Depp, ed. , v.

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

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

Julia Roberts, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kim Jong Il, ed. , v.
Kim Jong Il, ed. , v.

Kim Jong Il, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

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

Korean War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

LSD, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Lasers, ed. , v.

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

Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.
Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.

Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.

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

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

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

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

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

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

Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.

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

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

Marijuana, ed. , v.

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

Marriage, ed. , v.
Marriage, ed. , v.

Marriage, ed. , v.

Examines the institution of marriage in different global locations, cultures and social climates.

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

Mathematics, ed. , v.

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

Maya Angelou, ed. , v.
Maya Angelou, ed. , v.

Maya Angelou, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of writer Maya Angelou.

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

Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.

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

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Mental Illness, ed. , v.
Mental Illness, ed. , v.

Mental Illness, ed. , v.

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

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

Mexican-American War, ed. , v.

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

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

Middle Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Miley Cyrus, ed. , v.
Miley Cyrus, ed. , v.

Miley Cyrus, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of singer and actress Miley Cyrus.

Minorities, ed. 2008, v.
Minorities, ed. 2008, v.

Minorities, ed. 2008, v.

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

Myths of the Aztecs, ed. , v.
Myths of the Aztecs, ed. , v.

Myths of the Aztecs, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn the history, geography, and life of Aztecs and use these tools to investigate Aztec religions, myths, and rituals.

Myths of the Norsemen, ed. , v.
Myths of the Norsemen, ed. , v.

Myths of the Norsemen, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn the history, geography, and life of the Norsemen and use these tools to investigate Norse mythology.

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

Narcotics, ed. , v.

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

National Security, ed. 2009, v.
National Security, ed. 2009, v.

National Security, ed. 2009, v.

Covers formation of the Department of Homeland Security, increased security measures at airports, the enactment of the Patriot Act of 2001, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Provides the history of national security in the United States; descriptions of the various conventional and nonproliferation treaties and regimes; and information on countries of concern to the United States.

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

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

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

Native American Mythology A to Z, ed. 2, v.
Native American Mythology A to Z, ed. 2, v.

Native American Mythology A to Z, ed. 2, v.

Presents detailed coverage of the deities, legendary heroes and heroines, important animals, objects, and places that make up the mythic lore of the many peoples of North America.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

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

Nicotine, ed. , v.

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

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

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

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

Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.
Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.

Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.

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

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 49
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 49

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 49

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

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

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

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

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

Obesity, ed. , v.

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

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

Obesity, ed. , v.

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

Online Social Networking, ed. , v.
Online Social Networking, ed. , v.

Online Social Networking, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding online social networking and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Opium, ed. , v.

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

Oprah Winfrey, ed. , v.
Oprah Winfrey, ed. , v.

Oprah Winfrey, ed. , v.

Discusses the life of talk show host Oprah Winfrey, her early years, life in Baltimore and Chicago, the evolution of her television show, and her charity work.

Organic Foods, ed. , v.
Organic Foods, ed. , v.

Organic Foods, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding organic foods and provides an overview of the topic.

Overweight America, ed. , v.
Overweight America, ed. , v.

Overweight America, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding obesity in America and provides an overview of the topic.

Pandemics, ed. , v.
Pandemics, ed. , v.

Pandemics, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding pandemics and provides an overview of the topic.

Peer Pressure, ed. , v.
Peer Pressure, ed. , v.

Peer Pressure, ed. , v.

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

Personality Disorders, ed. , v.
Personality Disorders, ed. , v.

Personality Disorders, ed. , v.

Explores personality disorders in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Phobias, ed. , v.
Phobias, ed. , v.

Phobias, ed. , v.

Explores phobias in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Plagiarism, ed. , v.
Plagiarism, ed. , v.

Plagiarism, ed. , v.

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

Plague, ed. , v.
Plague, ed. , v.

Plague, ed. , v.

Explores plague in detail, covering its history, its current existence in the world, and the impact it could have on the future.

Political Corruption, ed. , v.
Political Corruption, ed. , v.

Political Corruption, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding polical corruption and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

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

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.
Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Provides information on a variety of pollution issues, including sources of pollution; disposal; remediation; and the ethical, social and legal environment, as well as topics such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution and zero growth population. Also covers careers and biographies of key people. For academic and general audiences. 2 volumes.

Population Growth, ed. , v.
Population Growth, ed. , v.

Population Growth, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of population growth from a variety of international perspectives.

Poverty, ed. , v.
Poverty, ed. , v.

Poverty, ed. , v.

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

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Prejudice, ed. , v.
Prejudice, ed. , v.

Prejudice, ed. , v.

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

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

Psychology of Classroom Learning, ed. , v.
Psychology of Classroom Learning, ed. , v.

Psychology of Classroom Learning, ed. , v.

Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.

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

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

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

Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.
Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Recycling, ed. , v.
Recycling, ed. , v.

Recycling, ed. , v.

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

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.
Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Responding to Attack, ed. , v.
Responding to Attack, ed. , v.

Responding to Attack, ed. , v.

A factbook on the role of firefighters and police in homeland security, written for young adults. Explores the work to protect high-profile targets and national infrastructure, and to be prepared in the event of an attack.

Rihanna, ed. , v.
Rihanna, ed. , v.

Rihanna, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of singer Rihanna.

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

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

SARS, ed. , v.
SARS, ed. , v.

SARS, ed. , v.

Explores severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in detail, covering the symptoms and rapid infection rate, the initial cover-up by the Chinese government, and the international response by health care workers and researchers.

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

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

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

School Violence, ed. , v.
School Violence, ed. , v.

School Violence, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on various aspects of the school violence issue. Examines the causes of school violence, prevention of school violence, and measures schools take to create a safe environment for students.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.
Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Essays on people, theories, discoveries, and concepts are combined with overviews, bibliographies of primary documents, and chronological elements to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life. Approximately 2,000 entries.

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 1
Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

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

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 2

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

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

Science in Dispute, ed. , v. 3

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.
Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

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

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

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ed. , v.

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

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

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Slavery, ed. , v.
Slavery, ed. , v.

Slavery, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of slavery from a variety of international perspectives.

Smoking, ed. , v.
Smoking, ed. , v.

Smoking, ed. , v.

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

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

Social Welfare, ed. 2009, v.

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

Space Exploration Reference Library, ed. , v.
Space Exploration Reference Library, ed. , v.

Space Exploration Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Space Exploration, ed. 2008, v.

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

Space Stations, ed. , v.
Space Stations, ed. , v.

Space Stations, ed. , v.

A factbook on space stations, written for young adults. Describes their value as laboratories for studying effects on humans, as platforms for studying astronomy, and as observatories for viewing the Earth.

Spanish-American War, ed. , v.
Spanish-American War, ed. , v.

Spanish-American War, ed. , v.

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

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

Sports in America, ed. 2008, v.

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

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Stem Cell Research, ed. , v.
Stem Cell Research, ed. , v.

Stem Cell Research, ed. , v.

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

Stimulants, ed. , v.
Stimulants, ed. , v.

Stimulants, ed. , v.

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

Student Drug Testing, ed. , v.
Student Drug Testing, ed. , v.

Student Drug Testing, ed. , v.

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

Students' Rights, ed. , v.
Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Students' Rights, ed. , v.

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

Students' Rights, ed. , v.
Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding student rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ed. , v.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ed. , v.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, ed. , v.

Explores sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America, ed. , v.
Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America, ed. , v.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America, ed. , v.

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

Teen Driving, ed. , v.
Teen Driving, ed. , v.

Teen Driving, ed. , v.

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving.

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.
Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

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

Telescopes, ed. , v.
Telescopes, ed. , v.

Telescopes, ed. , v.

A factbook on telescopes, written for young adults. Describes the history of telescopes and how our knowledge of the universe has expanded as telescope technology has advanced.

Television in American Society Reference Library, ed. , v.
Television in American Society Reference Library, ed. , v.

Television in American Society Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Terrorism Reference Library, ed. , v.
Terrorism Reference Library, ed. , v.

Terrorism Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Terrorism, ed. , v.
Terrorism, ed. , v.

Terrorism, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding terrorism and provides an overview of the topic.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

Terrorists and Terrorist Groups, ed. , v.
Terrorists and Terrorist Groups, ed. , v.

Terrorists and Terrorist Groups, ed. , v.

A factbook on terrorist and terrorist groups throughout history, written for young adults. Provides information on individuals and groups who carried out extremist actions in history.

The 9/11 Investigation, ed. , v.
The 9/11 Investigation, ed. , v.

The 9/11 Investigation, ed. , v.

Offers explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the investigation into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience, ed. , v.
The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience, ed. , v.

The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience, ed. , v.

Discusses the history of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the present. Includes memoirs, letters, family histories, newspapers, oral histories, and city directories, providing historical evidence to help understand and interpret past events. For high school and college students, as well as general readers.

The American Economy, ed. 2009, v.
The American Economy, ed. 2009, v.

The American Economy, ed. 2009, v.

Describes the vast size and scope of the American economy, explains how it functions, and examines some of the challenges it faces, such as inflation, government regulation, off-shoring, and corporate scandals.

The Ancient Near East, ed. , v.
The Ancient Near East, ed. , v.

The Ancient Near East, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran/Persia, and the Arabian Peninsula, covering more than 4,000 years, from the Early Bronze Age to 325 B.C.E.

The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.
The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

Multi-volume series that highlights the living and breathing nature of the Bill of Rights. Traces evolution of the freedoms codified in the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution throughout American history to the present. Includes discussion and chronology of relevant Supreme Court rulings, as well as analysis of key controversies or perspectives. Secondary sources, including magazine articles and book excerpts, add an additional layer of analysis and commentary.

The College Blue Book, ed. 36, v.
The College Blue Book, ed. 36, v.

The College Blue Book, ed. 36, v.

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

The Crusades Reference Library, ed. , v.
The Crusades Reference Library, ed. , v.

The Crusades Reference Library, ed. , v.

The three-volume The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, ed. , v. 1
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, ed. , v. 1

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, ed. , v. 1

Chronicling Eleanor Roosevelt's development as diplomat, journalist, and political strategist in the years 1945 to 1948, this publication is filled with original writings and speeches.

The Environment, ed. 2008, v.
The Environment, ed. 2008, v.

The Environment, ed. 2008, v.

Examines the steps that have been taken to protect Earth's natural environment and the controversies that surround them.

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

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

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

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

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

Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

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

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

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This single-volume, accessible resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information. More than 650 articles -- 65% of those are entirely new or updated since the last edition.

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

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

Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

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

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

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2, v.

Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

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

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

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Egypt. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Greece. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Mesopotamia. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Rome. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment, ed. , v.

Provides a history of capital punishment, and of the opposition to it. Includes well-known figures on both sides of the issue. Various methods of execution are explained and their use placed in historical context. Legal terminology important to the debate is defined and explained.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering Greek and Roman mythology. Entries include heroes, gods, and stories of classical mythology.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena, ed. , v.

Presents the views of both believers and skeptics while providing information related to such paranormal phenomena as UFOs, alien abductions, mysterious beasts, haunted houses, ESP, near-death and out-of-body experiences, spiritual healing, stigmata, and spontaneous human combustion.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering terrorism. Entries include specific events, organizations, people, and places.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Civil War, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Civil War, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Civil War, ed. , v.

A guide to the most significant facts about the Civil War, with entries representing important battles, military equipment, people, places, and issues.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages, ed. , v.

Includes entries covering key historical figures, events, and places significant to the Middle Ages.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance, ed. , v.

Includes entries covering key historical figures, significant events, and influential ideas from the European Renaissance.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Entries cover important figures of the Vietnam War, including military and political leaders, prisoners of war, and antiwar activists; important battles and operations; key military units, equipment, and weaponry; and various cultural topics.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, ed. , v.

Explores all aspects of witchcraft: magical tools, rituals, concepts, and traditions as well as witchcraft-related deities and historical events. Offers information about important figures in the field of witchcraft, from witch-trial judges and other persecutors to people at the forefront of the modern witchcraft movement.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering world religions including gods and other holy figures, concepts, historical figures, places, rites, and festivals.

The Health Care System, ed. 2009, v.
The Health Care System, ed. 2009, v.

The Health Care System, ed. 2009, v.

Examines the state of the nation's health care system, the education and training of health care providers, and the various types of health care institutions. The ever increasing cost of health care, prevalence of insurance, mental health care, and a comparison of health care throughout the world are also covered.

The History of Terrorism, ed. , v.
The History of Terrorism, ed. , v.

The History of Terrorism, ed. , v.

A factbook on the history of terrorism, written for young adults. Examines how those with extreme views have used terrorist tactics for decades and in various parts of the world.

The Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal, ed. , v.
The Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal, ed. , v.

The Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal, ed. , v.

A factbook on the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, written for young adults. Explores the issues surrounding the scandal and its effects on the war on terror.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.
The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

Offers step-by-step explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the search for clues to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The Music Industry, ed. , v.
The Music Industry, ed. , v.

The Music Industry, ed. , v.

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

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.
The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on whether the Patriot Act protects national security, violates civil liberties, and whether it should or should not be expanded.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.
The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the Patriot Act and provides an overview of the topic.

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

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

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

The Right to Die, ed. , v.
The Right to Die, ed. , v.

The Right to Die, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the right to die and provides an overview of the topic.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures, ed. , v.
The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures, ed. , v.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: Sports Figures, ed. , v.

A two-volume biographical resource for professional sports figures. Presents over 600 entries covering a who's who of American sports, including athletes, coaches, owners, and media personalities. Each entry provides a brief introduction, photo, detailed biography, career highlights, and a bibliography. For general readers.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s, ed. , v.
The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s, ed. , v.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, Thematic Series: The 1960s, ed. , v.

A two-volume biographical resource for key individuals of the 1960s. Presents 500 entries describing Americans who defined the decade, including politicians, athletes, entertainers, and artists, among many others. The alphabetically arranged entries focus on the individual's activities during the 1960s and include photos and bibliographies. For students and general readers.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, ed. , v. 1
The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, ed. , v. 1

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, ed. , v. 1

Presents original scholarly biographies of notable Americans. Profiles careers and achievements as well as biographical data including family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial.

The Sixties in America Reference Library, ed. , v.
The Sixties in America Reference Library, ed. , v.

The Sixties in America Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

The War Against Iraq, ed. , v.
The War Against Iraq, ed. , v.

The War Against Iraq, ed. , v.

A factbook on the war in Iraq, written for young adults. Outlines the series of events that led the United States from the September 11th terrorist attacks to military involvement in Iraq.

The War in Iraq, ed. , v.
The War in Iraq, ed. , v.

The War in Iraq, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the war in Iraq from a variety of international perspectives.

Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

A two-volume survey of how tobacco became one of the most important commodities in the history of world trade and the source of one of the biggest public health concerns in modern history. Presents 136 alphabetically arranged entries on all aspects of tobacco. Illustrated with graphs, charts, drawings and photographs. For high school and college students as well as general readers.

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

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

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

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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

UXL Graphic Novelists, ed. , v.
UXL Graphic Novelists, ed. , v.

UXL Graphic Novelists, ed. , v.

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

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4, ed. , v.
UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4, ed. , v.

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4, ed. , v.

Covers prominent personalities active on the current scene, including people making headlines in all fields. Entries biographical profiles, career summaries and other facts.

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 5-6, ed. , v.
UXL Newsmakers, vol. 5-6, ed. , v.

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 5-6, ed. , v.

Covers prominent personalities active on the current scene, including people making headlines in all fields. Entries biographical profiles, career summaries and other facts.

Underage Drinking, ed. , v.
Underage Drinking, ed. , v.

Underage Drinking, ed. , v.

Explores the use and abuse of alcohol by teenagers, discussing the prevalence of binge drinking, the legal issue of the drinking age, and the effectiveness of various preventative measures.

Vegetarianism, ed. , v.
Vegetarianism, ed. , v.

Vegetarianism, ed. , v.

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

Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.
Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.

Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.

This title traces the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. It covers high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, antiwar activists, and soldiers and provides a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature, speeches and hearing testimonies.

Virtual Reality, ed. , v.
Virtual Reality, ed. , v.

Virtual Reality, ed. , v.

A factbook on the technology and uses of virtual reality, written for young adults. Explores how computer graphics, sound, and touch are used to simulate reality. Describes the uses of this technology beyond entertainment, such as in engineering, training and business applications.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library, ed. , v.
War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library, ed. , v.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

War of 1812, ed. , v.
War of 1812, ed. , v.

War of 1812, ed. , v.

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

Water, ed. 2009, v.
Water, ed. 2009, v.

Water, ed. 2009, v.

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding water resources.

Water: Science and Issues, ed. , v.
Water: Science and Issues, ed. , v.

Water: Science and Issues, ed. , v.

This set covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures. 4 volumes.

Weather Almanac, ed. 11, v.
Weather Almanac, ed. 11, v.

Weather Almanac, ed. 11, v.

The almanac presents hundreds of in-depth weather records for 108 major U.S. cities and a climatic overview of the country, including 33 U.S. weather atlas maps.

Weight in America, ed. 2008, v.
Weight in America, ed. 2008, v.

Weight in America, ed. 2008, v.

Provides information from academic and governmental sources on every aspect of overweight, obesity, and eating disorders, including their prevalence in the United States, their consequences, public opinion about them, and methods of combating them.

Welfare, ed. , v.
Welfare, ed. , v.

Welfare, ed. , v.

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

Welfare, ed. , v.
Welfare, ed. , v.

Welfare, ed. , v.

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

West Nile Virus, ed. , v.
West Nile Virus, ed. , v.

West Nile Virus, ed. , v.

Explores the West Nile virus in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.
Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 22, v.
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 22, v.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 22, v.

Provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.

Will Smith, ed. , v.
Will Smith, ed. , v.

Will Smith, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of actor Will Smith.

Will Smith, ed. , v.
Will Smith, ed. , v.

Will Smith, ed. , v.

A biography of Will Smith and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.
Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.

Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.

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

Women in American Society, ed. 2008, v.
Women in American Society, ed. 2008, v.

Women in American Society, ed. 2008, v.

Explores the lives of women in American society. Includes information on women's demographic trends, educational achievements, employment, financial status, parental responsibilities, political roles, victimization, and health issues.

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2, v.
World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2, v.

World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems, ed. 2, v.

This fully updated version of the original 1989 edition of the World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems describes the national law enforcement and correctional systems of more than 195 countries across the globe.

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 1

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 10

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