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A Mary Shelley Encyclopedia

This reference is a comprehensive guide to the life and career of Mary Shelley. Included are hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries about her works, friends, relatives, residences, fictional characters, allusions, and more.

A New Pot of Gold

Looks at the effects of video-cassettes and cable television on Hollywood, and the idiosyncratic visions of newcomers like Spike Lee and Tim Burton.

Abuse

This text explores abuse in all its forms--physical, sexual, emotional, and verbal--among a variety of age and demographic groups, from children to the elderly to the disabled. It sheds light on causes and symptoms of abuse, examines lasting impacts, and suggests avenues for prevention and treatment.

Achieving Sustainability

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

Activating the Desire to Learn

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

African American Eras

Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.

Align the Design

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

Alternative Energy

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

America in World History

This book explores the core historical events, trends, and personalities from U.S. history within the context of global history and international relations.

American Counterculture of the 1960s

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the American counterculture of the 1960s and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

American Countercultures

This reference work examines the impact of countercultural movements on American social history, from colonial times to the present. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action throughout the nation's history. A-Z entries provide information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices.

American Decades

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

American Decades

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

American Decades Primary Sources

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

American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11

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

American Eras

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

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

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

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

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

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

American Home Front in World War II

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

American Poets and Poetry

This encyclopedia covers U.S. poetry from the Colonial era to the present, and includes entries on hundreds of poets of the American canon.

American Slavery

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

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

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

Americans at War

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

An Evening's Entertainment

Chronicles how theatrical feature films dominated newly developed movie palaces, how expressive film faces became household names, and how Hollywood became the center of film as a major growth industry.

Animal Rights

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

Animal Sciences

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

Anti-Semitism and the "Final Solution"

This book analyzes the factors that led to the persecution of Jews, as well as the rise and fall of Hitler's Third Reich.

Anxiety Disorders

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

Arab-Israeli Conflict

This book is an introduction to the origins, events, and impact of the adversarial relationship between Arabs and Israelis. It illuminates the complexities and the consequences of this long-lasting conflict.

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature

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

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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

Asian American History and Culture

This encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnicities and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States. It covers the political, social, and cultural history of immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands, and their descendents, as well as the social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families, and individuals in contemporary society.

Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Treblinka

This book details the system of camps in Europe during the Holocaust and recounts the horrifying conditions suffered by camp inmates as well as their struggles for life and hope in a world gone mad.

Barack Obama and the Idea of a Postracial Society

This guide features Barack Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, who became the first African American to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party.

Baseball

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers baseball.

Battles That Changed American History

Spanning more than 500 years of military events, the book begins its coverage with the Battle of Mabila in 1540 during the Age of Discovery and ends with the Second Battle of Falluja during the Iraq War/Insurgency in 2004. The 100 battles spotlighted in this work are deemed to have had the greatest impact on American history.

Battles that Changed History

Covers the most decisive and important battles throughout world history, interpreted by a noted military historian.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

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

Beyond Discipline

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

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

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

Body Systems

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

Boom and Bust

Covers the period of 1939-1949, when the film industry came to grips with the development of the documentary, a shift to independent production, renewed government antitrust activity, and the emergence of television as a competitor.

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

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

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

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

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement

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

Building Literacy in Social Studies

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

Building the Panama Canal

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

Bullying

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

Cambodia

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Cambodian people.

Censorship

Covers the many-faceted historical controversies surrounding censorship, and considers contemporary and future challenges.

Checking for Understanding

Explores formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. Includes types of oral language (speaking and listening) strategies; ways to use writing to check for understanding; student response techniques that increase participation and engagement; projects and performances that are easily integrated into daily classroom practice; and test items that help plan further instruction.

Chernobyl

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the nuclear power accident in the Russian city of Chernobyl.

Child Abuse

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

Child Labor

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

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

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

Classroom Instruction That Works

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

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

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

Climate Change

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

Cold War Reference Library

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.

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction

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

Cosmetic Surgery

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

Countries and Their Cultures

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

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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

Cyber Warfare, ed. 2

This book explores the battlefields, participants, and tools and techniques used during today's digital conflicts. The concepts discussed provide those involved in information security at all levels a better idea of how cyber conflicts are carried out now, how they will change in the future and how to detect and defend against espionage, hacktivism, insider threats and non-state actors like organized criminals and terrorists.

Cyberbullying

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

D-Day

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

Daily Life in Imperial Russia

Examines the history of czarist Russia, including changes in court life, serf/peasant life, the Orthodox church, and the effects of emancipation and industrialization, from the birth of Moscow to the rise of Communism. Covers Peter the Great's modernization of Russia, class structure, the role of the church, traditions and rituals, work and labor practices, health, fashion, and military life.

Daily Life in Victorian England, ed. 2

Provides a summary of information about the ordinary experience of most people during the nineteenth century in Great Britain and covers the daily life of most Victorians, no matter of what class or gender.

Daily Life in the Hellenistic Age

Explores marriage customs; festivals, sports, and spectacles; symposia ("drinking parties"); the agricultural and urban components of the polis (city-state); food; drink; education; science; technology; and the legacy of the Hellenistic age in the modern world.

Daily Life in the New Testament

Explores the social and material culture of ancient Palestine during the era of the biblical New Testament. Topics include pre-Messianic Judaism; political and religious groups; peasant life and agriculture; Roman occupation; work and labor; and Greek, Latin, and Persian influences.

Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Twentieth-Century Europe

Includes accounts of civilians' roles and experiences through wars in twentieth-century Europe.

Death and Dying

Examines the issue of death and dying from a variety of international perspectives.

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

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

Democratic, Republican, and Third Parties in America

This book covers the history of major political parties in America, past and present; the organization, operation, and cultures of the two major parties and the party system; major party views on specific issues and legislative policies; notable 3rd parties and alternative political movements from the 18th to the 21st centuries; major party conventions and platforms; national election summaries; state party portraits and statistics; and political leaders.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

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

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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.

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

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

Discoveries in Modern Science

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

Domestic Terrorism

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

Drama for Students, v. 17

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

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

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.

EdSpeak

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

Educating Everybody's Children

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library

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

Encountering Genocide

This volume offers first-person accounts of modern genocides to enable readers to more fully examine genocidal experiences and better understand the horror of such events.

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

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

Encyclopedia of American Folklife

This encyclopedia explores the rich and varied cultural traditions of folklife in America. Entries cover major cities and urban centers; new and established immigrant groups as well as Native Americans; U.S. states and territories; social issues, such as education and intellectual property; and expressions of material culture, such as homes, dress, food, and crafts. It addresses religious groups and the diversity within them, diverse age groups, and contemporary folk groups.

Encyclopedia of American Social Movements

This reference work examines significant social movements in American history, covering each movement's goals, tactics, and effects, as well as its successes and failures. It also examines the interrelationships among different movements and how they shaped American politics, culture, and society. Also featured are biographical portraits of leaders and key figures of the nation's social movements, as well as a variety of original documents.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

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

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

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 Conflicts Since World War II

This reference presents descriptions and analyses of nearly 200 significant post-World War II conflicts around the globe. It highlights the conflicts that dominate today's headlines and the events that changed the course of late twentieth-century history.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of European Social History

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

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

Encyclopedia of India

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

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

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. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

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 Modern Asia

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

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

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 Western Colonialism since 1450

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 31

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. 32

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. 33

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. 34

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

Encyclopedia of World Cultures

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression and the New Deal

This reference traces all the major political, economic, social, and cultural movements, as well as the principal events, people, and institutions, of the longest and most severe economic crisis in U.S. history.

Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age

Extending from the end of World War I in 1918 to the Wall Street crash in 1929, the Jazz Age was a time of frenetic energy and unprecedented historical developments. This reference offers in-depth coverage of one of the most fascinating and widely studied periods in American history.

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

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 Sixties

Surveys the 1960s from January 1960 to December 1969. Includes biographies of artists, architects, authors, statesmen, military leaders, and cinematic stars, concentrating on what each individual accomplished during the 1960s, with brief postscripts of their lives beyond the period.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

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.

Energy

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

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2

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

Enslaved Women in America

This reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

Environmental Science

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

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

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

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.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

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

Extreme Weather

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on extreme weather.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students

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

Factory Farming

Explores the issues surrounding the factory farming, meeting the world's demand for food, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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

Farming and the Food Supply

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on farming and the food supply.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

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

Fracking

Examines the issues surrounding fracking (a process that unlocks huge reserves of natural gas deep under the earth's surface) and provides an overview of the topic.

Future-Focused Leadership

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

GMO Food

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

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

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.

Garbage and Recycling

Examines the issue of garbage and recycling from a variety of international perspectives.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

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

Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on Temujin, the future Genghis Khan, and the Mongol Empire.

Getting to "Got It!" Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn

Explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how educators can infuse their lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that influence students to become better, more independent learners.

Global Events

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

Global History

This work recreates and analyzes pivotal encounters, exchanges, and conflicts between cultures and civilizations that profoundly influenced the course of human history. It covers all regions of the globe -- Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and the Pacific -- and all time periods -- from the early trade networks of the Fertile Crescent in 10,000 B.C.E., through Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492, and up to the expansion of the World Wide Web.

Global Social Issues

This reference provides essential, objective information that enables students to understand and evaluate the major challenges facing human society worldwide and to foster awareness and critical thinking as "global citizens" of the 21st century.

Global Warming 101

Examines basic issues and important controversies in the field. Describes scientific issues related to melting ice, rising seas, and effects on plants and animals, as well as human health. Includes consideration of possible solutions.

Going Green

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

Government and the Economy

This work includes summaries of important Supreme Court cases that have impacted America's economic infrastructure, biographies of famous economists, and descriptions of the seven key economic systems--command (socialism), democratic socialism, fascism, market (capitalism), state capitalism, transitional, and welfare state.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

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

Grand Design

Studies the advent of color, big musicals, the studio system and the beginning of institutionalized censorship which made the thirties the defining decade for Hollywood, the decade that ended with "The Greatest Year in Motion Pictures" - the year of "Gone With the Wind", "The Wizard of Oz", "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" and other classics.

Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Describes experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the period, as well as the scientists, physicians, and scholars responsible for them. Individuals such as Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Galileo are included, along with entries on reconstructive surgery, Stonehenge, eyeglasses, the microscope, and the discovery of smallpox.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

Harlem Hellfighters

This title examines the black troops of World War I and the way their contributions shaped their perceptions back home in the United States.

Health and Disease

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on health and disease.

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression

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

History in Dispute, v. 1

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

Hitler's Final Solution

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on Hitler's so-called Final Solution, the genocidal campaign that began with hatred and exclusion but steadily escalated to encompass persecution, expulsion, and, finally, the annihilation of more than 6 million Jews.

Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler

This book thoroughly examines the causes and events that led up to the Holocaust, Adolf Hitler's rise to power, and the role he played in World War II in perpetuating the Holocaust.

Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the concentration camps that removed Jews from society, the labor camps that worked them to death, and the killing centers that murdered them in gas chambers, resulting in the annihilation of six million Jews.

Holocaust Rescue and Liberation

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the many individuals and groups that risked their lives to rescue Jews who had fled from the dangers of Nazi-occupied territory, providing the refugees with hiding places, food and clothing, and forged documents. When the Allies liberated the Holocaust camps at the end of the war, the world finally learned the truth about the atrocities committed by the Third Reich.

Holocaust Resistance

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on Jewish resistance that took many forms, including armed uprisings in the camps, partisan raids from forest enclaves on Nazi military assets, and non-violent activities in art, literature, and Jewish culture.

Holocaust Survivors

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the experiences of Holocaust survivors.

Hot Spot

Explores conflicts and potential hot spots in these areas. Coverage is divided into three regions--the established democracies of the U.S., Canada, and Western Europe; the democratizing countries of post-communist Europe; and the more volatile region encompassing Russia, the Balkans, the Causasus, and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe.

Hot Spot

Provides coverage of the most critical situations and explosive events in the region, including internal strife in Indonesia, insurgency in southern Thailand, nuclear issues in India and Pakistan, the Tibetan revolt, the Spratly Islands dispute, and terrorist organizations such as Abu Sayeff.

How Your Government Really Works

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

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

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

Human Geography

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

Human Rights

Examines the issue of human rights from a variety of international perspectives.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

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

Ice Hockey

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers ice hockey.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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

Imprisonment

Examines the issues surrounding imprisonment from a variety of international perspectives.

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

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

Industrial Revolution Reference Library

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

Infectious Diseases

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.

Inspiring Active Learning

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

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design

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

Iran Today

Covers the richness and complexity of Iranian society, its multiple and varied facets, its expressions and outward manifestations, and its nuanced responses to political repression, instability, war, pervasive crisis and the chronic tension between modernity and tradition.

It Came from Outer Space

Contains entries on products and technologies that have been either developed or improved upon because of space-related research and technology development. They represent the broad range of products spun off from the space program-from smoke detectors and fire-retardant materials to the futuristic technologies such as virtual reality and bionic eyes and muscles.

Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown

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

Jazz

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers African American jazz history and criticism.

Jim Crow

This book examines a broad range of topics related to the establishment, maintenance, and eventual dismantling of the discriminatory system known as Jim Crow.

Juvenile Crime

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

Juvenile Crime

Examines the issue of juvenile crime from a variety of international perspectives.

Juvenile Justice

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume traces the history of the juvenile justice system, focusing on continued positive changes to ensure that the system benefits both offenders and society.

Labor and Employment

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on child labor practices and laws aimed at protecting young workers from exploitation.

Latino History and Culture

This reference work covers the varied national and ethnic groups that make up the Latino population. It explores issues such as labor, immigration, culture, health, education, political activism, art, literature, and family, as well as historical events and developments. A-Z entries cover eras, individuals, organizations and institutions, critical events in U.S. history and the impact of the Latino population, communities and ethnic groups, and key cities and regions.

Learning About the Holocaust

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

Learning on Display

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

Learning-Driven Schools

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

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

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

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

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

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

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.

Little Rock Nine

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

Lost Illusions

Looks at how the emergence of new technology, such as steadicam and Dolby sound, and a new generation of talent challenged the old ways, with films like "Nashville" and "Five Easy Pieces".

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy

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

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

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

Managing Diverse Classrooms

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

Managing Your Classroom With Heart

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

Maya Civilization

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the Maya Civilization and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

Media Bias

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

Media Violence

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

Medical Marijuana

Examines the issues surrounding medical marijuana and provides an overview of the topic.

Medicine on the Battlefield

This title examines the medicines and methods used to combat the injuries, infections, and diseases induced by trench warfare.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

Medieval World

Illustrated history of a thousand years of amazing diversity and development, from the fall of the Roman Empire around AD 500 and the Islamic expansion, to the discovery of the New World by Columbus in 1492.

Methamphetamine

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

Middle East Conflict, ed. 2

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

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed

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

Modern Genocide

This four-volume work provides students with an examination of 10 modern genocides. It is enhanced by documents and introductions that provide additional historical and contemporary context for learning about and understanding these tragic events.

Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture

This detailed resource explores the traditions, ceremonies, and beliefs of Islam as they have spread worldwide, and examines Muhammad's role in other religious traditions as well as the secular world. It distills 14 centuries of thinking about Muhammad, fully capturing his enduring legacy.

Native Peoples of the World

This work examines the world's indigenous peoples, their cultures, the countries in which they reside, and the issues that impact these groups. It highlights the complex relationships between native groups and the physical and social environments in which they live and provides historic and contemporary information on specific groups, countries, and issues.

Nazi War Criminals

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the global effort to bring Nazi war criminals to justice.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2

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

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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

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.

Nonfiction Classics for Students

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

Novels for Students, v. 17

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

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

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.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes

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

Persian Gulf War Encyclopedia

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

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

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

Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia

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

Philip's Atlas of the Universe

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

Plant Sciences

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

Poetry for Students, v. 18

Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

Political Theories for Students

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.

Political Theory

Features political concepts, themes, issues, movements, groups, and schools that have developed over time and shaped the modern world. Includes biographical entries and articles on the principal works of political theorists from Plato to John Rawls.

Population, Resources, and Conflict

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on population, resources, and conflict.

Post-Cold War

Covers various operations and issues that impacted soldiers' lives during the post-cold war era.

Postwar America

This reference work provides coverage of the developments in U.S. affairs from the outbreak of the Cold War to the early twenty-first century, as well as their far-reaching effects on the rest of the world. A-Z entries shed light on notable events, movements, organizations, geographical locations, concepts, and artistic, cultural, and scientific trends.

Poverty

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

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

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

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms

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

Principals Who Learn

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

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America, ed. 2

This book examines the history behind racial, gender, and religious profiling, charts its guiding philosophies, surveys supporting legal doctrines and legislation, and presents the arguments pro and con.

Prohibition

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the Prohibition era, which banned the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States in 1920.

Proud Heritage

This three-volume reference traces the roots and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights and issues in the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present day.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

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

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2

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

Race and Racism in the United States

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

Racism

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

Radiation Sickness

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

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

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

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

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

Religion and American Cultures, ed. 2

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

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

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

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

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

Results Now

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

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

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

Schindler, Wallenberg, Miep Gies

This book recounts the actions some people took to save the lives of thousands of people trying to escape from the Nazis and their deadly persecution. Some heroes are now famous, but many unknown heroes took action to forge false identity papers, leave out food for refugees, and hide Jews in their homes.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

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

Schizophrenia

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

School Leadership that Works

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

Schooling by Design

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

Science and Its Times

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

Science and Political Controversy

This handbook examines how the government has facilitated research for the public good and the ways in which politicians have manipulated data to serve political ends around a broad array of controversies, from stem cell research to energy development, chemical health risks, and climate change.

Science and Technology

Examines issues involving science and technology and provides a balanced assessment of the arguments on all sides of the often strident debates. Include topics in the brain sciences, debates over parapsychology, debates surrounding information technology, and the advent of virtual reality.

Scientific Thought

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

Search and Seizure

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume explores a variety of court decisions regarding the Fourth Amendment and their impact on the privacy rights of students.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

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

Short Stories for Students, v. 17

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

Slavery in America

This guide explores the origins of the slave trade in Africa and the effects of the practice of slavery on the political and economic history of the United States. King Cotton, the slave hierarchy on southern plantations, the relationship of the slaveholders and slaves, the slave codes that regulated the absolute control of slaves, the ensuing slave rebellions, and the abolitionist movement and those who spoke out against the atrocities of slavery are among topics examined.

Social Issues in America

This work covers hotly contested social issues in America today--everything from abortion, academic freedom, and affirmative action to consumer debt, homeland security, illegal immigration, poverty and wealth, reproductive rights, and terrorism. Each entry discusses the historical origins of a particular debate or controversy; the means for dealing with it in the past; current perspectives and arguments; and the implications for society in the near- and long-term future.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

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

Space Exploration Reference Library

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

Sports Nutrition

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on health issues and treatment for sports nutrition.

Sports Scandals

A guide to the most notorious scandals in American sports history. Entries offer an overview of the historical and cultural context, what occurred and who was involved, as well as the response to the scandal.

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century

This encyclopedia presents a social, cultural, and economic history of American sports from hunting, bowling, and skating in the 16th century to televised professional sports today. Nearly 400 articles examine historical and cultural aspects of leagues, teams, institutions, major competitions, the media and other related industries, as well as legal and social issues, economic factors, ethnic and racial participation, and the growth of institutions and venues.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

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

Stalin's Great Purge

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume offers varying analyses of the atrocities that occurred under Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union and his regime's lasting impact on the world today.

Story Behind the Protest Song

Features the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times in modern history. Includes songs about the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, policy in the Middle East, teenage rebellion, animal rights, and criticisms of mass media.

Student Movements of the 1960s

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to activism by college students in the 1960s.

Suicide

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

Suicide and Mental Health

This guide combines relevant research and theories about suicide with current clinical thinking and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Going beyond the clinical, the volume also explores suicide in history and in popular culture and examines relevant cultural, religious, moral, and ethical viewpoints. It looks at suicide among various demographic groups, probes psychological motivations and methods used, and discusses the controversy surrounding a person's right to die.

Summarization in Any Subject

Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory.

Supervision for Learning

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

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy

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

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice

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

Teachers as Classroom Coaches

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

Teaching the Scientific Literature Review, ed. 2

This book explains and simplifies the scholarly task of researching and writing a scientific literature review.

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

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

Teen Legal Rights, ed. 3

This book examines all aspects of a young adult's legal rights at school, at work, and at home, including recent developments in teen-oriented legislation.

Television in American Society Reference Library

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

Terrorism

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

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

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

The 100 Most Important American Financial Crises

This encyclopedia supplies entries on 100 major U.S. financial crises from the Colonial era to today that have had tremendous domestic impact-and in many cases, global impact as well. The entries explore the history and impact of major economic events, including banking crises, economic shortages, recessions, national strikes and labor upheavals, natural resource shortages, panics, and the collapse of specific American industries such as rubber and steel production.

The 1967 Detroit Riots

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the Detroit riot of July 23-27, 1967.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the brief conflict in which Israel defeated a coalition of Arab nations in 1967 and the events leading up to and following the war.

The Armenian Genocide

Examines the roots of the Turkish/Armenian conflict, the violence and genocide against the Armenians, and the ongoing struggle over recognition of the genocide.

The Art and Science of Teaching

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

The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering, and Production, ed. 2

A revised full-color edition with even more examples of musical styles visually illustrated to reveal how sound "looks" in a professionally mixed song. This volume provides insight into how sound works in a three-dimensional field, helping the reader understand how to apply mixing techniques to their own recordings.

The Assassination of Osama bin Laden

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the events that led to the assassination of Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Best Schools

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

The Bolshevik Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume covers the Bolshevik Revolution, one of the most influential political events of the twentieth century. It shaped not only the history of Russia but that of the entire world.

The Borderlands

Provides numerous essay entries covering U.S.-Mexico border history, culture, and politics.

The Bosnian Conflict

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the conflict in Bosnia that affected citizens of the same nation who savaged each other with massacres and mass rape of civilians as a war tactic.

The Brain, the Nervous System, and Their Diseases

This encyclopedia provides an overview of the human brain and nervous system. It covers basic anatomy and function, diseases and disorders, treatment options, wellness concepts, and key individuals in the fields of neurology and neuroscience.

The Challenger Disaster

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume details the events on January 28, 1986, when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart seventy-three seconds after liftoff, resulting in the death of seven astronauts.

The Christmas Truce of 1914

This title examines the Christmas Truce of 1914, focusing on how the informal truces came to be and exploring the experiences of the soldiers of both sides.

The Civil Rights Era

This resource guides readers through the key events, successes, and trials of the civil rights movement, from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Civil Rights Movement

This book looks at the Civil Rights Movement in the United States as a four-century struggle that began with as early as the Revolutionary War and continued with slave rebellions in the years leading up to the Civil War.

The Civil War

Discusses how America's press covered important national issues and events of the day. News articles, editorials, and cartoons from the time offer a range of contentious and impassioned opinions and reports on the crucial events that precipitated, sustained, and eventually concluded this vital chapter in American history and politics.

The Civil War Era and Reconstruction

This work focuses on non-military aspects of life from the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861 to the end of Reconstruction in 1877, addressing themes and day-to-day events from multiple perspectives--Northerners and Southerners, slaves and freedmen; plantation owners and abolitionists; frontier settlers and factory workers; Native Americans, women, children, and immigrant groups--in politics, business, science, technology, medicine, family, religion, culture, and the arts.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras

This guide details the political and economic forces that affected the expansion of slavery and how slaves, freed black Americans, and white liberal politicians fought for the freedom of slaves and for the basic rights of dignity and protection that they had not previously enjoyed under the law.

The Cold War

This book examines major aspects of the Cold War, including the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, Europe's Iron Curtain, the nuclear arms race, decolonization in Africa, and the spread of communism into Latin America and Southeast Asia.

The Columbine School Shooting

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the tragic school shooting of students at Columbine High School, in the community of Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.

The Creation of the State of Israel

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that culminated in the establishment of Israel as an independent state in 1948.

The Crisis in Darfur

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the famine, warfare, and Islamic extremism crisis in the African region known as Darfur.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Cuban missile crisis during October 1962.

The Cuban Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the revolutionary actions taken in the 1950s by Fidel Castro, and US relations with Cuba over the years.

The Death Penalty

This book exposes readers directly to landmark opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court that strive to answer difficult questions regarding capital punishment. Not only does it provide an overview of the history, current status, and future of capital punishment in America; it supplies excerpts of the words of the justices themselves.

The Democratic Party

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

The Differentiated Classroom

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

The Differentiated School

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

The Early Republic

Focuses on 26 pressing issues of the early republic. Each issue is presented with an introductory essay and multiple primary documents from the newspapers of the day, illustrating both sides of the debate.

The Emergence of Cinema

Provides an overview of the beginnings of cinema through the first boom in the specialized moving-picture theaters known as nickelodeons, looking at the initial years of projected motion pictures and their aural accompaniment from 1895 to the fall of 1907. Early American cinema is examined as an industry and as an influential cultural practice in the context of a centuries-long history of projected images.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

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

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

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

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 4

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

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. 4

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. 5

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

Provides understandable yet detailed information on mental disorders and conditions, written in language understandable to the adult layperson. Includes entries for all 150 disorders classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, text revision (DSM-IV-TR). It 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 Psychology, ed. 3

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 3

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 Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance

This guide features African American writers, artists, and performers. Producing works that reflected the racial realities of the era between the end of the Civil War and the beginnings of the civil rights movement, these cultural luminaries helped define a new black consciousness.

The Haiti Earthquake

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010.

The Harlem Renaissance

This book provides an overview of the Harlem Renaissance, America's first African-American literary and artistic movement.

The Harlem Renaissance

This book examines the literature of the Harlem Renaissance, one of the most interesting eras in African American literature as well as a highly regarded period in our country's literary history, along with the cultural and societal factors that influenced its writers.

The History of Alternative Rock

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Alternative Rock.

The History of American Pop

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of American Pop.

The History of Country Music

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Country Music.

The History of Gospel Music

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the history of Gospel music.

The History of Jazz

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Jazz.

The History of Latin Music

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the style of Latin music.

The History of Music Videos

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the impact of music videos.

The History of R&B and Soul Music

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the style of rhythm and blues and soul music.

The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the impact of Rap and Hip-Hop music culture.

The History of Rock and Roll

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Rock and Roll.

The History of Vietnam

Examines Vietnam's history, from the 2nd century BCE to the present and includes how it fell under conflicting commands of France and Japan during the 19th and 20th centuries, finally leading to the split of North and South Vietnam, and ultimately, the Vietnam War.

The Holocaust

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Holocaust, the mass genocide to exterminate Jews and other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis in Germany.

The Holocaust

Examines the origins of the Holocaust, the means by which Nazi Germany carried it out, and some of the debates it has inspired.

The Industrial Revolution

Explores the evolution and effects of the Industrial Revolution and its transformation of Great Britain, the United States, and the rest of the world.

The Instruments of Music

A factbook on the range of musical instruments, written for young adults. Explores percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, and keyboards. Discusses cultural background, history, and the role each instrument has had in music. Annotated bibliographies and a complete index.

The Iranian Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the mass, nationwide Iranian uprising of 1978-1979. This revolution ousted the ruling monarch, the Shah, and replaced him with a fundamentalist Islamic government headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Islamic Empire

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the history of the Islamic Empire.

The Jim Crow Encyclopedia

Covers the era through numerous essay entries on such areas as law, media, business, politics, employment, religion, education, people, events, culture, the arts, protest, the military, class, housing, sports, and violence as well as through accompanying key primary documents.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the 1962 Kennedy assassination and how it had a direct effect on Americans' attitudes toward the government and, perhaps, on their own sense of security.

The Learning Leader

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

The March from Selma to Montgomery

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the African-American civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protect their voting rights.

The Medieval City

An introduction to towns and cities in the medieval period. Examines urban planning; the urban way of life; the Church in the city; city government; urban crafts and trade; health, wealth, and welfare; and the city in history.

The Middle Ages

Covers an array of topics on the Middle Ages including daily life, art and architecture, science, religion, politics, women's issues, and more.

The Munich Olympics Massacre

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to terrorist attacks at the Munich Olympics beginning September 5, 1972.

The New Faces of American Poverty

This reference work focuses on the impact of the Great Recession on poverty in America, examining governmental and cultural responses to the economic downturn; the demographics of poverty by gender, age, occupation, education, geographical area, and ethnic identity; and federal and state efforts toward reform and relief.

The Oklahoma City Bombing

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

The Persian Gulf War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Persian Gulf War in the Middle East.

The Post-Cold War World

This book examines major aspects of the post-Cold War era, including the September 11th attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, an increasingly powerful China, and the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe.

The Recording Engineer's Handbook

Everything you always wanted to know about tracking in stereo and surround, including advice from Grammy winning engineers. Includes sections on the history of classic microphones, condenser mic fallacies and getting the most from a vocalist, plus secrets of mic placement and choosing the right mic. There's also several different miking techniques for just about every instrument.

The Republican Party

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

The Rise of the Jim Crow Era

This book examines the impact of laws and other challenges that African Americans faced between the Reconstruction period and World War I. Topics discussed include the rise of groups promoting white supremacy, laws designed to quash African-American voting, Plessey v. Ferguson, the success of Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee Institute, racially motivated riots, and the formation of the NAACP.

The Role of Industry

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on the role of industry.

The Rwandan Genocide

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence in the African country of Rwanda in 1994.

The Scientific Revolution

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the scientific revolution, from the past to the present, and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

The Scientific Revolution and the Foundations of Modern Science

Explains how the pursuit of natural philosophy from about 1500 to 1700 created the foundation of modern science. Discusses how the profound changes in the study of the natural world in this period was made possible by social and cultural changes occurring Western Europe. Details the ideas and practices of key figures, the concepts they overcame, and the nature of the institutions within which they worked.

The Settlement of America

This work focuses on the settlement of the frontier and expansion of U.S. territory from the Atlantic to Pacific Ocean. It provides the most current scholarship on America's frontier movement over the course of three centuries. A multicultural approach allows students to consider frontier settlement from multiple perspectives--of explorers and settlers, trappers and traders, Native Americans, immigrants, and women.

The Sixties

Examines the issues of this period, including competition with other leisure activities, transformation of the theater, changes in production, and the arrival of conglomerates.

The Sixties in America Reference Library

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 Story Behind the Song

Offers a guide to historically significant songs that helped chronicle the twentieth century. Explains the story behind each song's creation and how it reflected political, economic, and social events of the time.

The Strategic Teacher

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

The Taliban

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

The Talkies

Chronicles the film industry's transition from silent films to sound cinema as it takes a critical step on its way to becoming the modern business enterprise of the 1930s.

The Teacher Quality Index

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

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in China.

The Torture and Prisoner Abuse Debate

Delves into historical record to document POW torture and also domestic prisoner abuse dating far back in U.S. history as well as government and military knowledge of and collusion in such acts.

The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915

Chronicles the history of the American film business from the days of the little store-show nickelodeon to the premiere of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of A Nation, looking at the imbalance of the "Griffith did it all" cliche by discussing the efforts of countless lesser-known figures who also helped to create Hollywood and shape the growing American film industry. The effect of the surroundings are all examined for their impact on the filmgoing experience.

The Truth About the Music Business: A Grassroots Business and Legal Guide

This volume is designed for aspiring or current employees in the music business who wish to learn more about the business and legal aspects of their trade. It covers pertinent business and legal information for many professional music careers, from artists, writers, and booking agents to studio managers and major label executives.

The Vietnam War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the war in Vietnam.

The War on Terror Encyclopedia

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

The Women's Liberation Movement

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

The Women's Movement

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the women's movement and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

Trail of Tears

This book provides a resource that introduces readers to Indian removal and resistance, focusing specifically on the Trail of Tears and the experiences of the Cherokee Nation while also covering earlier events and the aftermath of removal. This book offers the most current perspectives, incorporating key issues of assimilation, sovereignty, and Cherokee resistance and resilience throughout.

Transformative Assessment

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

Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959

Explores the challenges American cinema faced in the 1950's from the divorce of production companies from theater chains forced by an anti- trust decision, to the growth of television.

Trench Warfare

This title examines the conditions, designs, soldiers, diseases, and warfare tactics of World War I's trenches.

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism

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

U.S. Military Deployment

Provides a wide range of opinions on a specific social issue. Offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research.

UXL Doomed

This work explores the science behind some of the worst global disasters of the 20th and 21st centuries, including structural and engineering failures, natural disasters, nuclear and industrial accidents, train derailments, and plane crashes. Entries cover physics, engineering, aerodynamics, chemical reactions, computer science, geology, materials science, and more.