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100 Americans Making Constitutional History, ed. , v.
100 Americans Making Constitutional History, ed. , v.

100 Americans Making Constitutional History, ed. , v.

Profiles the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Explores the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions.

100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America, ed. , v.
100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.

A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.
A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.

A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.

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

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.
A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.

Shows teachers how to engage students through hands-on, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli and link the activities to relevant academic objectives. Provides classroom examples of how teachers use multisensory learning techniques to help students interact with material more intensely and retain what they learn for longer periods of time.

AIDS Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
AIDS Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

AIDS Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides basic consumer information about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including information about the stages of the disease and about how it is transmitted. It includes guidelines for preventing disease transmission and details about how it is diagnosed and the various drug regimens used in its treatment as well information on co-occurring infections and complications, plus tips for living with HIV.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 46, v.
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 46, v.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 46, v.

Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.

Activism, ed. , v.
Activism, ed. , v.

Activism, ed. , v.

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

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

Age Discrimination, ed. , v.

As the population ages, many people plan to keep working past age 65 or have no plans to retire at all. While their skills and experience are valuable assets, older workers may not get the chance to show what they can do, simply because of their age. This book examines what this discrimination entails, how it is manifested, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address this discrimination.

Alcohol Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.
Alcohol Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.

Alcohol Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.

Provides information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse.

Alcohol Information for Teens, ed. 2, v.
Alcohol Information for Teens, ed. 2, v.

Alcohol Information for Teens, ed. 2, v.

Provides information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2011, v.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2011, v.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2011, v.

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

Allergies, ed. , v.
Allergies, ed. , v.

Allergies, ed. , v.

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

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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

Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Alzheimer Disease Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and other dementias. Includes tips for coping with memory loss and related complications and advice for caregivers.

America Under Attack, ed. , v.
America Under Attack, ed. , v.

America Under Attack, ed. , v.

A factbook on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States, written for young adults. Provides an overview of the events of that day, discusses the limitations of U.S. intelligence prior to the event, and the effects that event has had on American life and national security preparedness.

America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.
America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.

America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.

On September 11, 2001, Americans' view of their world was irrevocably changed by terrorist attacks on the country. This anthology offers eye-witness accounts of people who were on the scene, statements by President Bush, other world leaders, and the public both supporting and denouncing America's campaign against terrorism, and the effect the tragedy's aftermath has had on Americans.

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

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 Men & Women of Science, ed. 28, v.
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 28, v.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 28, v.

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

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.

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.

An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.
An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.

An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.

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.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Explores the field of Egyptology and archaeological digs. Covers topics such as pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies in Ancient Egypt.

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

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.

Animal Rights, ed. , v.
Animal Rights, ed. , v.

Animal Rights, ed. , v.

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2011, v.
Animal Rights, ed. 2011, v.

Animal Rights, ed. 2011, v.

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

Archaeology in America, ed. , v.
Archaeology in America, ed. , v.

Archaeology in America, ed. , v.

Coverage is divided into 8 regions, the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an overview of archaeological sites as well as books and articles for further research.

Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.
Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.

Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the biomes at high altitudes and near the poles, including the arctic tundra biomes, the Mid-Latitude Alpine Tundra Biome (found in the mountain ranges of North America, Asia, and South America), and the tropical alpine tundra biome (for example, Hawaii).

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.
Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.

A biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

Asthma, ed. , v.
Asthma, ed. , v.

Asthma, ed. , v.

Explores asthma in detail, covering its causes, the challenges of living with asthma, and treatment options.

Astronomy, ed. , v.
Astronomy, ed. , v.

Astronomy, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ed. , v.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ed. , v.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ed. , v.

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.

Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.

Provides updated information about the specific types of autism spectrum disorders. It explains symptoms, assessment, and diagnosis of ASD and describes the importance of early interventions.

Autoimmune Disorders, ed. , v.
Autoimmune Disorders, ed. , v.

Autoimmune Disorders, ed. , v.

Explores autoimmune disorders in detail, covering their diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Ballistics, ed. , v.
Ballistics, ed. , v.

Ballistics, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic ballistics, how it is used to solve crimes, and how it contributes to the conviction of criminals.

Barack Obama, ed. , v.
Barack Obama, ed. , v.

Barack Obama, ed. , v.

Traces the events of his remarkable life thus far. From his upbringing in humble circumstances in Hawaii and Indonesia to becoming the fifth African American senator in U.S. history, and later, a presidential candidate, this volume highlights the hardships and successes, the people who most influenced his career, and his personal life.

Barack Obama, ed. , v.
Barack Obama, ed. , v.

Barack Obama, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Battles that Changed History, ed. , v.
Battles that Changed History, ed. , v.

Battles that Changed History, ed. , v.

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

Beating the Odds, ed. , v.
Beating the Odds, ed. , v.

Beating the Odds, ed. , v.

Profiles the struggles and accomplishments of individuals from all walks of life who have overcome great odds in order to achieve their dreams.

Ben Affleck, ed. , v.
Ben Affleck, ed. , v.

Ben Affleck, ed. , v.

A biography of Ben Affleck and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

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

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

A five- volume encyclopedia of world history, covering 250,000 years of human history. Compiles knowledge from paleoanthropology, archaeology, geology, and geography. Emphasis on cultural contact and social change over time and place. Overviews of core topics. Extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science. Biographies of 100 leaders who shaped world history.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.

An encyclopedia on the history of sports in the world. Major topics include 300 modern and traditional sports in 75 nations, cultural and social paradigms and perspectives, college and youth sports, competitions and major events, major sports venues, and the evolution of media coverage. Volumes include 500 articles supplemented by over 1,000 illustrations and sidebars.

Big Money, Little Effort, ed. , v.
Big Money, Little Effort, ed. , v.

Big Money, Little Effort, ed. , v.

Details strategies for making the world's money markets work to turn basic investments into a winning portfolio.

Bioethics, ed. , v.
Bioethics, ed. , v.

Bioethics, ed. , v.

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

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, ed. , v.
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, ed. , v.

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court, ed. , v.

Includes essays profiling the men and women who have served and are serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. Includes biographical information, as well as details of legal contributions.

Biological Warfare, ed. , v.
Biological Warfare, ed. , v.

Biological Warfare, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding biological warfare and provides an overview of the topic.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.

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.

Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.
Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.

Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.

Examines the crimes of blackmail and bribery, how they're investigated, and how criminals are prosecuted.

Body Farms, ed. , v.
Body Farms, ed. , v.

Body Farms, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic anthropology and describes how body farms are used to further research developments in forensic science.

Boom and Bust, ed. , v.
Boom and Bust, ed. , v.

Boom and Bust, ed. , v.

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.

Cancer Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.
Cancer Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.

Cancer Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.

Provides updated information about research regarding the possible causes of cancer and ways to prevent, detect, and treat it. It explains the biological processes associated with the development of cancer, and it discusses factors known to increase cancer risk.

Capitalism, ed. , v.
Capitalism, ed. , v.

Capitalism, ed. , v.

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

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2006, v.
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2006, v.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2006, v.

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding careers and occupations.

Censorship, ed. , v.
Censorship, ed. , v.

Censorship, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Chemical Composition of Everyday Products, ed. , v.
Chemical Composition of Everyday Products, ed. , v.

Chemical Composition of Everyday Products, ed. , v.

Describes in general language the specific chemical composition of a range of consumer products while also highlighting such topics as the historical use of the product, physical functioning, and any associated environmental and/or human health related issues.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.
Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

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

Child Labor, ed. , v.

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

China's Environment, ed. , v.
China's Environment, ed. , v.

China's Environment, ed. , v.

Provides an insight into the series of strategic steps taken by China to strengthen its environmental protection measures, curb the deterioration of the environment, and seek to protect the planet along with the governments and citizens of other countries.

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

China, ed. , v.

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

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

Choosing a Career, ed. , v.

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

Chronology of American Military History, ed. , v.
Chronology of American Military History, ed. , v.

Chronology of American Military History, ed. , v.

Covers the entire length of U.S. military history, beginning with the war for America's independence more than 230 years ago up to and including the regional conflicts of the 21st century.

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

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

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

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

Civil Liberties, ed. , v.

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

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

Examines the impact of global warming on the planet, and what can be done to combat climate change.

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

Cloning, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. , v.

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

Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures, ed. , v.
Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures, ed. , v.

Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures, ed. , v.

Provides the foundational knowledge needed to communicate safely and effectively with individuals from other countries and cultures via online media.

Confronting Ableism, ed. , v.
Confronting Ableism, ed. , v.

Confronting Ableism, ed. , v.

This book discusses what ableism looks like, how to recognize it, and how to face it. Special features include a Myths and Facts section and 10 Great Questions to Ask a Specialist.

Confronting Anti-Semitism, ed. , v.
Confronting Anti-Semitism, ed. , v.

Confronting Anti-Semitism, ed. , v.

With anti-Semitism on the rise, many are unsure how to safely respond to bigoted bullying. This guide will prepare and empower readers to break the cycle of hate and confront anti-Semitism. Includes tools and resources to recognize, safely confront, and report discrimination. Also offers a Myths and Facts section that confronts anti-Semitic stereotypes, and 10 Great Questions to Ask a School Official when reporting an incident.

Confronting Class Discrimination, ed. , v.
Confronting Class Discrimination, ed. , v.

Confronting Class Discrimination, ed. , v.

This book contains tools for dealing with the issues surrounding social class, particularly by debunking the top ten myths that perpetuate classism, and a list of questions that readers can ask a professional if they feel they have witnessed discrimination.

Confronting Discrimination Against Immigrants, ed. , v.
Confronting Discrimination Against Immigrants, ed. , v.

Confronting Discrimination Against Immigrants, ed. , v.

This book examines the discrimination immigrants face, looks at the laws pertaining to discrimination, community efforts to end discrimination, and gives readers ways to cope with discrimination in their lives. Features include an in-depth Myths and Facts section surrounding the topic and 10 Questions to Ask a Specialist.

Confronting LGBTQ+ Discrimination, ed. , v.
Confronting LGBTQ+ Discrimination, ed. , v.

Confronting LGBTQ+ Discrimination, ed. , v.

This book empowers readers to confront LGBTQ+ discrimination and offers practical guidance on navigating a world where not everyone believes that LGBTQ+ people should have the same rights as everyone else. LGBTQ+ readers will find themselves encouraged, and others will learn how to be supportive allies of their LGBTQ+ friends and classmates, both in and out of school. This resource includes a list of suggested questions for an expert and myths and facts about discrimination.

Confronting Racism, ed. , v.
Confronting Racism, ed. , v.

Confronting Racism, ed. , v.

This authoritative book teaches young people what they can do when confronted by racism, providing a history of racial discrimination and its legal and social remedies. This text prescribes safe and effective measures to counteract racism and teach people the values of fairness and equality, featuring Myths and Facts and 10 Great Questions to Ask a Specialist.

Confronting Sexism, ed. , v.
Confronting Sexism, ed. , v.

Confronting Sexism, ed. , v.

This resource will help young people recognize sexism and sexist language, learn how to respond when they find themselves on the receiving end of sexist comments, and where they can go to report sexist behaviors or to get help. This text features a list of suggested questions to ask an expert and myths and facts about discrimination.

Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Describes the most common types of nonhereditary birth defects and disorders related to prematurity, gestational injuries, prenatal and perinatal infections, maternal health conditions during pregnancy, and birth complications. Birth defects include cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate, fetal alcohol syndrome, spina bifida, and disorders of the heart, brain, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, urinary tract, and reproductive organs.

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.

Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.

Contemporary Musicians, ed. , v. 73
Contemporary Musicians, ed. , v. 73

Contemporary Musicians, ed. , v. 73

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.
Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.

Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.

A handbook on how copyright and fair use laws impact schools. Describes, with specific examples, what educators can and can not do with copyrighted materials.

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

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

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

Crime and Punishment around the World, ed. , v.
Crime and Punishment around the World, ed. , v.

Crime and Punishment around the World, ed. , v.

Explores crime and punishment throughout the world through the eyes of leading experts, local authors and scholars, and government officials.

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

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

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

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2011, v.
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2011, v.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2011, v.

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

Crystal & Gem, ed. , v.
Crystal & Gem, ed. , v.

Crystal & Gem, ed. , v.

Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

Culture and Customs of Hungary, ed. , v.
Culture and Customs of Hungary, ed. , v.

Culture and Customs of Hungary, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the history, culture, and personalities of Hungary, a fascinating country located at the heart of Europe and born at the crossroads of civilizations.

Culture and Customs of Portugal, ed. , v.
Culture and Customs of Portugal, ed. , v.

Culture and Customs of Portugal, ed. , v.

Examines Portuguese culture from a historical perspective. Includes topics ranging from art, cuisine, and music to government, politics, and religion.

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

Cybercrime, ed. , v.

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

DK Guide to Dinosaurs, ed. , v.
DK Guide to Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

DK Guide to Mammals, ed. , v.
DK Guide to Mammals, ed. , v.

DK Guide to Mammals, ed. , v.

Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

DK Guide to Savage Earth, ed. , v.
DK Guide to Savage Earth, ed. , v.

DK Guide to Savage Earth, ed. , v.

Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.

DK Guide to Weather, ed. , v.
DK Guide to Weather, ed. , v.

DK Guide to Weather, ed. , v.

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

DK Guide to the Human Body, ed. , v.
DK Guide to the Human Body, ed. , v.

DK Guide to the Human Body, ed. , v.

Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

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

Death Penalty, ed. , v.

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

Death and Dying, ed. 2006, v.
Death and Dying, ed. 2006, v.

Death and Dying, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of Death and Dying.

Desert, ed. , v.
Desert, ed. , v.

Desert, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

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

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

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

Diabetes Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Diabetes Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Diabetes Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides basic consumer information about the different types of diabetes and how they are diagnosed. It discusses strategies for controlling diabetes and managing daily life challenges.

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

Dictionary of Literary Symbols, ed. , v.

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

Diet Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.
Diet Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.

Diet Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.

Provides updated information for teenagers about healthy eating patterns and making smart dietary choices.

Dinosaur, ed. , v.
Dinosaur, ed. , v.

Dinosaur, ed. , v.

Explores the field of paleontology and other professions related to the study of dinosaurs and the collection of fossils.

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

Disabilities Affecting Learning, ed. , v.

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

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

Disability Discrimination, ed. , v.

Disability discrimination occurs when people with physical or mental disabilities are given fewer opportunities or unfairly treated because of their disabilities. This book examines what this discrimination entails, how it is manifested, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address this discrimination.

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

Disaster Relief, ed. , v.

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

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

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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

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

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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

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

Downloading Music, ed. , v.

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

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 22
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 22

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 22

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 Sports, ed. , v.
Drugs and Sports, ed. , v.

Drugs and Sports, ed. , v.

Examines athletes at all levels, including high school, college, professional, and Olympic, caught using performance-enhancing drugs and illicit drugs.

Eating Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Eating Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Eating Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders and related concerns.

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

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

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

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

Elijah Wood, ed. , v.

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

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Eminem, ed. , v.

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

Employment, ed. , v.
Employment, ed. , v.

Employment, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History, ed. , v.

Covers every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Anthropology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Anthropology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology, ed. , v.

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 Basic Epilepsy Research, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research, ed. , v.

Provides an up to date, comprehensive reference for all epilepsy researchers. Covers the full spectrum of research activities from genes and molecules to animal models and human patients.

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Body Adornment, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Body Adornment, ed. , v.

Addresses the major adornments and modifications, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which body modification has been central to social and cultural practices.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, ed. , v.

Examines the issues that surround cancer and its effects on society. Navigates through the terminology and concepts to provide a better understanding of how cancer affects us way beyond the medical conditions that are regrettably more than obvious.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Education Law, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Education Law, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Education Law, ed. , v.

Covers a number of essential topics, including: key cases in education law; constitutional issues; key concepts, theories, and legal principles; key statutes; treaties; curricular issues; educational equity; governance; rights of students and teachers; technology; biographies; and organizations.

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

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, ed. , v.

Provides issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. Written by experts from incredibly diverse fields.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Provides information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues.

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Invasive Species, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Invasive Species, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Invasive Species, ed. , v.

Provides information on invasive plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms in the United States, which are threatening native ecosystems, agriculture, economies, and human health.

Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education, ed. , v.

A comprehensive source on the law of higher education. Includes excerpts from key court cases.

Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders, ed. , v.

Features numerous focused entries, including sections on different disease states, pathophysiology, epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation, diagnostic tools, as well as discussions on relevant basic science topics.

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia presents a thorough overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. An excellent resource for those interested in improving their awareness and comprehension of cultural practices prevalent among and between all people.

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

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. , v.

This two-volume Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the left-hand volume (Volume 1) and those considered on the right, in the right-hand volume (Volume 2).

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of School Psychology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of School Psychology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of School Psychology, ed. , v.

Comprehensive guide to the field of school psychology featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. Entries on psychology, education and counseling, child development, and special education address student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more.

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

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

Provides useful information about health, environment, and technology, as well as science itself, to improve our understanding of how people think, form opinions, and process information.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Social Psychology, ed. , v.

Includes numerous entries chosen by a diverse team of experts to comprise an exhaustive list of the most important concepts in social psychology. Entries provide brief, clear explanations to the vast number of ideas and concepts that make up the intellectual and scientific content in the area of social psychology.

Encyclopedia of Social Theory, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Social Theory, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Social Theory, ed. , v.

Reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. The encyclopedia examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

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

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

Comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology covering a variety of fundamental topics. Represents a collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems.

Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of War and American Society, ed. , v.

Multidisciplinary encyclopedia that examines the numerous ways war affects society. The set covers a wide range of general thematic categories, issues and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also shows how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the First Amendment, ed. , v.

Examines all the freedoms in the First Amendment, including free speech, press, assembly, petition, and religion. Covers the political, historical, and cultural significance of the First Amendment.

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, ed. , v.

Contains numerous peer-reviewed articles on the human brain from experts around the world. Covers the areas of anatomy, physiology, neuropsychology, clinical neurology, neuropharmacology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and behavioral science.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment, ed. , v.

Covers the history of the U.S. government's approach to environmental policy.

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

Endangered Species, ed. , v.

This book begins with an introduction that addresses major threats and extinctions in history, discusses the geographical and cultural contexts in which these incidents happened, highlights other key moments along the endangered species timeline, and clearly shows why the topic of endangered species matters.

Endangered Species, ed. 2006, v.
Endangered Species, ed. 2006, v.

Endangered Species, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the topic of protecting biological diversity, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

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

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

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

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

English Language Learners, ed. , v.

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

Environment & Natural Resources, ed. , v.
Environment & Natural Resources, ed. , v.

Environment & Natural Resources, ed. , v.

Covers job opportunities in the Environment and Natural Resources. Career profiles include Air quality engineers, Foresters, Organic farmers, Range managers, and Recycling Coordinators.

Environment and Natural Resources, ed. , v.
Environment and Natural Resources, ed. , v.

Environment and Natural Resources, ed. , v.

Addresses the problems of overpopulation, adequate land for an ever-increasing agricultural demand, and the effects climate change has on the environment.

Environment, ed. , v.
Environment, ed. , v.

Environment, ed. , v.

Provides entries on various controversial environmental topics. Entries include contextual and historical overviews, legal background, examples of local incidents and events, and projections.

Environment, ed. 4, v.
Environment, ed. 4, v.

Environment, ed. 4, v.

Profiles jobs in the environment such as air quality engineers, fish and game wardens, geologists, park rangers, and soil scientists.

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

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

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

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

Environmental Hazards, ed. , v.
Environmental Hazards, ed. , v.

Environmental Hazards, ed. , v.

Takes a close look at the various environmental dangers the planet faces and how those hazards impact our lives, as well as how society is working to prevent or manage these hazards.

Environmental Health Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Environmental Health Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Environmental Health Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about the health effects of environmental hazards and diseases linked to environmental causes, with facts about the impact on specific populations.

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

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

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

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Euthanasia, ed. , v.
Euthanasia, ed. , v.

Euthanasia, ed. , v.

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

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

Everyday Finance, ed. , v.

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

Extreme Weather, ed. , v.
Extreme Weather, ed. , v.

Extreme Weather, ed. , v.

Describes a wide variety of extreme weather such as tornadoes, droughts, storms and extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Family Violence, ed. , v.
Family Violence, ed. , v.

Family Violence, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of family violence from a variety of international perspectives.

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

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

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

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

Famine, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Flying Machine, ed. , v.
Flying Machine, ed. , v.

Flying Machine, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Introduces food culture from numerous countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.

Food Is Culture, ed. , v.
Food Is Culture, ed. , v.

Food Is Culture, ed. , v.

Explores the premise that everything having to do with food - its capture, cultivation, preparation, and consumption - represents a cultural act. Provides insights into many patterns of culinary behavior and tradition.

Forces in Physics, ed. , v.
Forces in Physics, ed. , v.

Forces in Physics, ed. , v.

Covers the history of all of the four traditional fundamental forces - gravity, electromagnetism, weak nuclear force, and the strong nuclear force - and shows how these forces have, over the years, allowed physicists to better understand the nature of the physical world.

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

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

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

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

Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Explores the groundbreaking methods scientists use to solve crimes--from fingerprinting to DNA sampling.

Fossil, ed. , v.
Fossil, ed. , v.

Fossil, ed. , v.

Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.

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

Foster Care, ed. , v.

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

Future, ed. , v.
Future, ed. , v.

Future, ed. , v.

Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

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

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

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

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

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

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

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

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

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

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

Gay Rights, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Gene Therapy Research, ed. , v.
Gene Therapy Research, ed. , v.

Gene Therapy Research, ed. , v.

Examines the science of gene therapy research, as doctors pursue breakthroughs that have the potential to wipe out many horrific and debilitating diseases, including Parkinson's disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer.

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

Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

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

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2011, v.
Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2011, v.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2011, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Global Warming, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Grand Design, ed. , v.
Grand Design, ed. , v.

Grand Design, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Great Musicians, ed. , v.
Great Musicians, ed. , v.

Great Musicians, ed. , v.

Covers history's greatest music makers, from Beethoven to the Beatles.

Growing Up, ed. 2011, v.
Growing Up, ed. 2011, v.

Growing Up, ed. 2011, v.

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

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

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

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

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

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

Health Care, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of health care from a variety of international perspectives.

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

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

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

Health and Wellness, ed. 2006, v.
Health and Wellness, ed. 2006, v.

Health and Wellness, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on illness and disease among Americans, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

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

Healthy Living, ed. 2, v.

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

Hepatitis, ed. , v.
Hepatitis, ed. , v.

Hepatitis, ed. , v.

Covers hepatitis in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations, ed. 2, v.
Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations, ed. 2, v.

Historical Dictionary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Organizations, ed. 2, v.

Entries cover many of the key treaties, agreements, and definitions of human rights concepts; important humanitarian organizations, whether private, governmental, national, or international; and significant persons and events.

Historical Dictionary of Rwanda, New ed., ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of Rwanda, New ed., ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of Rwanda, New ed., ed. , v.

Includes entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects.

History of American Cooking, ed. , v.
History of American Cooking, ed. , v.

History of American Cooking, ed. , v.

This book spans 500 years of cooking in what is now the United States, supplying recipes and covering the 'how' and 'why' of eating.

How Congress Works, ed. 4, v.
How Congress Works, ed. 4, v.

How Congress Works, ed. 4, v.

Presents basic explanations of the procedures and rules that govern the Senate and the House.

How Dangerous Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs?, ed. , v.
How Dangerous Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs?, ed. , v.

How Dangerous Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs?, ed. , v.

Covers the issue of performance-enhancing drugs including topics such as health risks, their effect on the integrity of sports, and prevention measures.

How to Create Digital Portfolios to Develop Communication Skills, ed. , v.
How to Create Digital Portfolios to Develop Communication Skills, ed. , v.

How to Create Digital Portfolios to Develop Communication Skills, ed. , v.

This book helps readers learn not only how to develop a digital portfolio but also how to use the portfolio to improve their communication skills with key audiences.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. , v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. , v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. , v.

Intended to help teachers provide effective feedback to students. Focuses on feedback that comes from a teacher to a student and is based on student work.

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

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

Human Trafficking, ed. , v.
Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Hurricane, ed. , v.
Hurricane, ed. , v.

Hurricane, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2011, v.
Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2011, v.

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2011, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Immigration, ed. , v.

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

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

Immigration, ed. , v.

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

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

Indigenous Peoples, ed. , v.

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

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

Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, ed. , v.
International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, ed. , v.

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, ed. , v.

The history of psychoanalysis in 50 countries shows the relationship between psychoanalysis and other disciplines, with entries discussing writers, philosophers, literary movements and historical events.

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

Internet Safety, ed. , v.

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

Introduction to Biomes, ed. , v.
Introduction to Biomes, ed. , v.

Introduction to Biomes, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to biomes. Discusses the concept of the biome and other geographic trends exhibited by life, including taxonomic and evolutionary patterns, related ecological concepts such as ecosystems and soils, and environmental factors that affect the nature of terrestrial and aquatic biomes at the global scale.

Invention, ed. , v.
Invention, ed. , v.

Invention, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

Investigations into Living Systems, Artificial Life, and Real-World Solutions, ed. , v.
Investigations into Living Systems, Artificial Life, and Real-World Solutions, ed. , v.

Investigations into Living Systems, Artificial Life, and Real-World Solutions, ed. , v.

This book provides original research on the theoretical and applied aspects of artificial life, as well as addresses scientific, psychological, and social issues of synthetic life-like behavior and abilities.

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

J.K. Rowling, ed. , v.

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

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

Jennifer Lopez, ed. , v.

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

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

Johnny Depp, ed. , v.

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

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

Julia Roberts, ed. , v.

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

Jungle, ed. , v.
Jungle, ed. , v.

Jungle, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

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

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

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2, v.

A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

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

LGBT Discrimination, ed. , v.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are frequently denied equal rights in America. LGBT people face discrimination as employees, students, adoptive parents, spouses, and consumers, and they have been targeted in violent hate crimes. This book examines what this discrimination entails, how it is manifested, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address it.

Leukemia, ed. , v.
Leukemia, ed. , v.

Leukemia, ed. , v.

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

Leukemia, ed. , v.
Leukemia, ed. , v.

Leukemia, ed. , v.

Explores leukemia in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

Library Research with Emergent Readers, ed. , v.
Library Research with Emergent Readers, ed. , v.

Library Research with Emergent Readers, ed. , v.

Provides background discussion and educational research on best instructional strategies, integrating curriculum standards, differentiating instruction, and step-by-step implementation of library research for emergent readers.

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

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

Lost Illusions, ed. , v.
Lost Illusions, ed. , v.

Lost Illusions, ed. , v.

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'.

MRSA, ed. , v.
MRSA, ed. , v.

MRSA, ed. , v.

Explores methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

Marine Biomes, ed. , v.
Marine Biomes, ed. , v.

Marine Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the saltwater biomes that exist along coastlines, on the continental shelf, and the open sea, examining all aspects that define biomes.

Marriage Customs of the World, ed. , v.
Marriage Customs of the World, ed. , v.

Marriage Customs of the World, ed. , v.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture.

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

Marriage, ed. , v.

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

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

Maya Angelou, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of writer Maya Angelou.

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

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

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

Medieval World, ed. , v.
Medieval World, ed. , v.

Medieval World, ed. , v.

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.

Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Men's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides up-to-date information on basic health conditions for men. Includes guidelines for maintaining wellness with facts about recommended screenings, checkups, and vaccinations.

Mental Health Care Issues in America, ed. , v.
Mental Health Care Issues in America, ed. , v.

Mental Health Care Issues in America, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia examines the social, cultural, and political dimensions of mental illness in America.

Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Provides updated facts about mental and emotional health and associated illnesses, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, compulsive and impulsive disorders, behavioral disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders.

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

Mental Illness, ed. , v.

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

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

Middle Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Migraines, ed. , v.
Migraines, ed. , v.

Migraines, ed. , v.

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

Milestone Documents of American Leaders, ed. , v.
Milestone Documents of American Leaders, ed. , v.

Milestone Documents of American Leaders, ed. , v.

Covers the lives of notable Americans and provides an in-depth study of the primary source texts they produced during their lifetimes; features presidents, jurists, and legislators to influential private citizens both past and present.

Minorities, ed. 2006, v.
Minorities, ed. 2006, v.

Minorities, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the topic of race and ethnicity in America, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

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

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

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

No School Library Left Behind, ed. , v.
No School Library Left Behind, ed. , v.

No School Library Left Behind, ed. , v.

Takes a look at school libraries and offers school librarians tips on how to turn their library into something special. Offers advice on collaborating with faculty, students, and parents.

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 22
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 22

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 22

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.

Nuclear Power, ed. , v.
Nuclear Power, ed. , v.

Nuclear Power, ed. , v.

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

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

Obesity, ed. , v.

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

Ocean, ed. , v.
Ocean, ed. , v.

Ocean, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

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

Online Social Networking, ed. , v.

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

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

Organic Foods, ed. , v.

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

Osteoporosis, ed. , v.
Osteoporosis, ed. , v.

Osteoporosis, ed. , v.

Explores osteoporosis disorder in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.
Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.

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.

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

Pandemics, ed. , v.

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

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

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

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

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

Plagiarism, ed. , v.

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

Plant, ed. , v.
Plant, ed. , v.

Plant, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 22
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 22

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 22

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

Political Corruption, ed. , v.

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

Pond & River, ed. , v.
Pond & River, ed. , v.

Pond & River, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

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

Population Growth, ed. , v.

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

Poverty in America, ed. , v.
Poverty in America, ed. , v.

Poverty in America, ed. , v.

Covers the entire history of American poverty from all angles--historical, social, cultural, political, spiritual, and literary.

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

Poverty, ed. , v.

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

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

Poverty, ed. , v.

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

Pregnancy and Birth Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Pregnancy and Birth Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Pregnancy and Birth Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides health information about the reproductive process-from preconception through the postpartum period. Includes information about fertility, infertility, and pregnancy prevention.

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

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

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

Prejudice, Bias & Discrimination, ed. 2, v.
Prejudice, Bias & Discrimination, ed. 2, v.

Prejudice, Bias & Discrimination, ed. 2, v.

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume provides an introduction to the issues surrounding racial and ethnic discrimination.

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

Prejudice, ed. , v.

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

Presidents, ed. 3, v.
Presidents, ed. 3, v.

Presidents, ed. 3, v.

Contains biographies and portraits of all presidents, a detailed chronology of the life of each president, and suggested further reading about each president.

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

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

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

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

Psychology of Classroom Learning, ed. , v.

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

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

Racial Discrimination, ed. , v.

This book examines what racial discrimination entails, how it is manifested, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address this discrimination.

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

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

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

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

Religious Discrimination, ed. , v.

Religious discrimination affects people of all different faiths, from Judaism and Christianity to Islam, whose followers are known as Muslims. Research has shown that Muslims face religious discrimination the most of any religious group, followed by Jews. This book examines what this discrimination entails, how it is manifested, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address this discrimination.

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

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

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

Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory disorders, along with tips for coping with chronic lung disease.

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

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.
Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.

Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.

Examines the beauty and importance of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones and provides insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 28, v.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 28, v.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 28, v.

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

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

School Violence, ed. , v.

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

Science and Sustainable Water, ed. , v.
Science and Sustainable Water, ed. , v.

Science and Sustainable Water, ed. , v.

This title explores our freshwater resources and the need for clean water resources and sustainable means of retaining those resources. It covers water pollution, wastewater treatment, desalination, and municipal water supplies.

Science and Technology, ed. , v.
Science and Technology, ed. , v.

Science and Technology, ed. , v.

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.

Seashore, ed. , v.
Seashore, ed. , v.

Seashore, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

Security, Design, and Architecture for Broadband and Wireless Network Technologies, ed. , v.
Security, Design, and Architecture for Broadband and Wireless Network Technologies, ed. , v.

Security, Design, and Architecture for Broadband and Wireless Network Technologies, ed. , v.

This book provides a discussion on the latest research achievements in wireless networks and broadband technology.

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

Sex Discrimination, ed. , v.

Sex discrimination (also known as gender discrimination) involves treating employees unequally and/or unfavorably because of their gender. Although men as well as women may encounter sex discrimination, it affects women far more often than men. This book examines what this discrimination entails, how it is manifested, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address this discrimination.

Sexual Health Information for Teens, ed. 3, v.
Sexual Health Information for Teens, ed. 3, v.

Sexual Health Information for Teens, ed. 3, v.

Includes information that can help teens navigate the often confusing, conflicting messages they receive about sex. It also offers updated facts about the sexual issues today's teens face.

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

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 21
Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 21

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 21

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.

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?, ed. , v.
Should Marijuana Be Legalized?, ed. , v.

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?, ed. , v.

Examines why more and more states are legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, while others are considering legalizing the drug for recreational purposes in order to reap the tax benefits.

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

Slavery, ed. , v.

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

Soccer, ed. , v.
Soccer, ed. , v.

Soccer, ed. , v.

Examines all aspects of the game of soccer: its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, competitive play, and more.

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

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

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

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

Social Skills, ed. , v.

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

Social Welfare, ed. 2011, v.
Social Welfare, ed. 2011, v.

Social Welfare, ed. 2011, v.

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

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

Space Exploration Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Space Exploration, ed. , v.

Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

Space Exploration, ed. 2006, v.
Space Exploration, ed. 2006, v.

Space Exploration, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on Space Exploration.

Sports Injuries Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Sports Injuries Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Sports Injuries Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Describes the basic types of sports injuries and discusses protective equipment and injury prevention strategies for specific activities. Provides facts about nutrition and hydration, supplements, diagnosis and treatment, and specific risks and prevention strategies for children and young athletes.

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

Stem Cell Research, ed. , v.

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

Strengthening Public Speaking Skills, ed. , v.
Strengthening Public Speaking Skills, ed. , v.

Strengthening Public Speaking Skills, ed. , v.

This book teaches readers why public speaking can be such an effective tool, how to craft a powerful speech, and how to overcome one of the most common problems people have with talking in front of a crowd—stage fright.

Stress-Related Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Stress-Related Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Stress-Related Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides current information about the origins and types of stress and describes physical and mental health disorders that may develop during and after stressful situations.

Student's Guide to Congress, ed. , v.
Student's Guide to Congress, ed. , v.

Student's Guide to Congress, ed. , v.

Covers topics such as origins of Congress, powers of Congress, congressional procedures, congressional leadership, and elections and constituents.

Student's Guide to Elections, ed. , v.
Student's Guide to Elections, ed. , v.

Student's Guide to Elections, ed. , v.

A reference tool for young researchers seeking information on voting, the electoral process, and the history of U.S. elections.

Student's Guide to the Presidency, ed. , v.
Student's Guide to the Presidency, ed. , v.

Student's Guide to the Presidency, ed. , v.

Presents a comprehensive overview of the history and ongoing evolution of the American executive branch.

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

Students' Rights, ed. , v.

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

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

Students' Rights, ed. , v.

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

Successful Time Management, ed. 2, v.
Successful Time Management, ed. 2, v.

Successful Time Management, ed. 2, v.

Aids the reader in reviewing and assessing their own time management skills and provides tips and techniques to improve them.

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

Suicide, ed. , v.

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

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

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

Surgery Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Surgery Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Surgery Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about common surgical procedures, potential risks and complications, pain control options, and recovery issues.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.
Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

Provides educators with an understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli. Includes brain research compatible techniques that help to increase students' motivation to read.

Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom, ed. , v.
Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom, ed. , v.

Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom, ed. , v.

This book combines practical and effective classroom practices with the latest technological research findings utilized in literacy instruction.

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

Teen Driving, ed. , v.

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

Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.
Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.

Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the three major types of temperate forest biomes: Boreal forests (evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest), Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous forests, and Mediterranean Woodland and Scrub forests.

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

Terrorism, ed. , v.

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

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

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

Terrorists and Terrorist Groups, ed. , v.

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

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

The 9/11 Investigation, ed. , v.

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

The Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.
The Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict from a variety of international perspectives.

The Art of Creative Thinking, ed. , v.
The Art of Creative Thinking, ed. , v.

The Art of Creative Thinking, ed. , v.

Instructs the reader how to: develop an understanding of the creative process; overcome barriers to creating new ideas; broaden vision; build on new ideas; develop a creative attitude; become more confident as a creative thinker.

The Basics of Biology, ed. , v.
The Basics of Biology, ed. , v.

The Basics of Biology, ed. , v.

Introduction to the science of biology. Details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. Demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. Presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology. Provides easy experiments for students to replicate.

The Basics of Chemistry, ed. , v.
The Basics of Chemistry, ed. , v.

The Basics of Chemistry, ed. , v.

Encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Discusses broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Historical developments of chemical concepts are covered, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry.

The Basics of Sociology, ed. , v.
The Basics of Sociology, ed. , v.

The Basics of Sociology, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to core concepts in sociology. Presents both classic studies and current references to illustrate sociological concepts. Examines what sociology is, why sociology is important, and why we study it. Demonstrates how various social forces impact our lives and form our social experiences.

The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.
The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.

The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.

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

The College Blue Book, ed. 40, v.
The College Blue Book, ed. 40, v.

The College Blue Book, ed. 40, v.

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

The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.
The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.

The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.

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 Encyclopedia of Kidney Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.
The Encyclopedia of Kidney Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia of Kidney Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

Contains detailed articles covering all aspects of the kidneys and kidney diseases and explains how the kidneys work, as well as what diseases and disorders affect them.

The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, ed. 3, v.
The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, ed. 3, v.

The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, ed. 3, v.

Entries explain all aspects of this topic, from defining anxieties, fears, and phobias to specific types of phobias, and from causes and symptoms to treatments.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia provides coverage of important public health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, and everyday environmental effects.

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

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

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

The Grasslands of the United States, ed. , v.
The Grasslands of the United States, ed. , v.

The Grasslands of the United States, ed. , v.

Explores the historical and ecological dimensions of human interaction with North America's grasslands.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Includes entries covering key historical figures, significant events, and influential ideas from the European Renaissance.

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

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

Entries cover important figures of the Vietnam War, including military and political leaders, prisoners of war, and antiwar activists; important battles and operations; key military units, equipment, and weaponry; and various cultural topics.

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, ed. , v.

Explores all aspects of witchcraft: magical tools, rituals, concepts, and traditions as well as witchcraft-related deities and historical events. Offers information about important figures in the field of witchcraft, from witch-trial judges and other persecutors to people at the forefront of the modern witchcraft movement.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering world religions including gods and other holy figures, concepts, historical figures, places, rites, and festivals.

The History of Terrorism, ed. , v.
The History of Terrorism, ed. , v.

The History of Terrorism, ed. , v.

A factbook on the history of terrorism, written for young adults. Examines how those with extreme views have used terrorist tactics for decades and in various parts of the world.

The Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal, ed. , v.
The Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal, ed. , v.

The Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal, ed. , v.

A factbook on the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, written for young adults. Explores the issues surrounding the scandal and its effects on the war on terror.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.
The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

Offers step-by-step explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the search for clues to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The Military and Teens, ed. , v.
The Military and Teens, ed. , v.

The Military and Teens, ed. , v.

Covers the major issues young adults should consider before making a decision to join the armed forces; takes a pro-and-con look at military service.

The Music Industry, ed. , v.
The Music Industry, ed. , v.

The Music Industry, ed. , v.

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

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.
The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on whether the Patriot Act protects national security, violates civil liberties, and whether it should or should not be expanded.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.
The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the Patriot Act and provides an overview of the topic.

The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 3, v.
The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 3, v.

The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 3, v.

Examines the presidency as a constitutional office, covering how it was shaped by its design at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and by later constitutional amendments, Supreme Court decisions, and custom and precedent. Discusses the various roles of the chief executive, including chief of state, chief administrator, legislative leader, chief diplomat, commander in chief, and chief economist.

The Presidency, The Public, and The Parties, ed. 3, v.
The Presidency, The Public, and The Parties, ed. 3, v.

The Presidency, The Public, and The Parties, ed. 3, v.

Considers how presidential leadership depends on its ability to gain the support or acquiescence of key constituencies outside government. Discusses both historical and current relationships, including the presidency and political parties, the presidency and mass media, the presidency and the public, and the presidency and interest groups.

The Right to Die, ed. , v.
The Right to Die, ed. , v.

The Right to Die, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the right to die and provides an overview of the topic.

The Sixties, ed. , v.
The Sixties, ed. , v.

The Sixties, ed. , v.

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 Story Behind the Song, ed. , v.
The Story Behind the Song, ed. , v.

The Story Behind the Song, ed. , v.

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 Supreme Court and Congress, ed. , v.
The Supreme Court and Congress, ed. , v.

The Supreme Court and Congress, ed. , v.

Explores how the Court operates in relation to legislative action, as well as how it has defined the extent and limits of congressional power. Traces conflicts between branches over the power of judicial review and other key separation of powers issues, civil rights for African Americans and women, individual liberties, and regulation of the national economy.

The Talkies, ed. , v.
The Talkies, ed. , v.

The Talkies, ed. , v.

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 Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.
The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.

The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.

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' cliché 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 War Against Iraq, ed. , v.
The War Against Iraq, ed. , v.

The War Against Iraq, ed. , v.

A factbook on the war in Iraq, written for young adults. Outlines the series of events that led the United States from the September 11th terrorist attacks to military involvement in Iraq.

The War in Iraq, ed. , v.
The War in Iraq, ed. , v.

The War in Iraq, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the war in Iraq from a variety of international perspectives.