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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.

21st Century Geography, ed. , v.
21st Century Geography, ed. , v.

21st Century Geography, ed. , v.

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of geography ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

A Brief History of France, ed. , v.
A Brief History of France, ed. , v.

A Brief History of France, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the history of France and places the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context.

A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.
A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.

A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.

Combines unique historical analysis, scholarly essays, and primary source documents to explore the evolution of ideas and institutions that have shaped American government and Americans' political behavior.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 45, v.
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 45, v.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 45, 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.

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.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

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

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

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

American 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.

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 Greece and Rome, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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).

Back Roads France, ed. , v.
Back Roads France, ed. , v.

Back Roads France, ed. , v.

This vacation guide describes twenty-four driving tours along the back roads of France, ranging from one to seven days. Includes guided walks, activities, and tips on buying crafts and produce, and suggestions for authentic places to eat and stay.

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.

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.

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

Bioethics, ed. , v.

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

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.

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.
Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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

Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Date Rape, ed. , v.

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

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

Death Penalty, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

Dieting, ed. , v.

Articles explore the risks and behaviours associated with dieting.

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.

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

Dress Codes in Schools, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

Eminem, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of American Religious History, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of American Religious History, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of American Religious History, ed. 3, v.

Reflects the significant issues and the current state of American religious history. It outlines the numerous philosophers, personalities, social issues, and cultural histories of religious practices throughout American history. Special emphasis is placed on recent developments in religious life in this country and the historical contributions of people neglected by mainstream religious historians, including African Americans, Native Americans, and women.

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 Global Religion, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Religion, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Religion, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects.

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 Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the medieval world, from the fall of Rome to the European Renaissance, including Western and non-Western cultures and civilizations.

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, ed. , v.

Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

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

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

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

Endangered Species, ed. , 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.

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, 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.

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.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.
Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Famine, ed. , v.

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

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, ed. , v.
Food, ed. , v.

Food, ed. , v.

Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.

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.

France, ed. , v.
France, ed. , v.

France, ed. , v.

Provides travel information needed for parents to ensure a fun and stress-free family holiday. This guide covers France, featuring all the major cultural attractions and historical sights, along with family-friendly hotels and restaurants, and activities for both adults and children.

France, ed. , v.
France, ed. , v.

France, ed. , v.

Provides background information on the history, geography, and people of France; describes the major sights, and suggests hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.

France, ed. , v.
France, ed. , v.

France, ed. , v.

France has long played a dominant role on the world stage, and as one of the largest countries of the European Union, its global influence shows no signs of dying down. This book surveys France’s assorted regions, its renowned traditions, the individuals and peoples that have led it to greatness, and the struggles and successes of its past and present.

French Novelists, ed. , v.
French Novelists, ed. , v.

French Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides essays of influential French writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, Victor Hugo, Jean-Paul Sartre and Voltaire.

French Poets, ed. , v.
French Poets, ed. , v.

French Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential French poets such as Samuel Beckett, Paul Verlaine, Francois Villon, and Victor Hugo.

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

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

Gangs, ed. , v.

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

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

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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

Great Musicians, ed. , v.

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

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.

Guide to The Presidency and The Executive Branch, ed. 5, v.
Guide to The Presidency and The Executive Branch, ed. 5, v.

Guide to The Presidency and The Executive Branch, ed. 5, v.

Provides a definitive resource for researchers seeking an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency. This reference completes coverage of the George W. Bush presidency, the 2008 election, and the first 3 years of the presidency of Barack Obama.

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

Gun Violence, ed. , v.

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

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

Health Care, ed. , v.

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

Historical Dictionary of France, ed. 2, v.
Historical Dictionary of France, ed. 2, v.

Historical Dictionary of France, ed. 2, v.

Presents a thorough history of France, including entries that cover kings, politicians, authors, architects, composers, artists, and philosophers.

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 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.

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, 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.

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

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

Includes numerous entries on topics in social science research and practice.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Peer Pressure, ed. , v.

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

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. 18
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

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

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

Poverty, ed. , v.

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

Prejudice, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.
Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

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

Seashore, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

Slavery, ed. , v.

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

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

Smoking, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Student Drug Testing, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Teen Driving, ed. , v.

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

Teen Pregnancy, ed. , v.
Teen Pregnancy, ed. , v.

Teen Pregnancy, ed. , v.

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

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

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

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

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

Terrorism, ed. , v.

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

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

The 9/11 Investigation, ed. , v.

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

The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.
The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.

The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

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 Cooking of France, ed. 2, v.
The Cooking of France, ed. 2, v.

The Cooking of France, ed. 2, v.

Introduces the different culinary regions of France and presents many kinds of recipes for traditional French dishes.

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, ed. 2, v.
The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, ed. 2, v.

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, ed. 2, v.

Provides a comprehensive study of the Vietnam War and sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history.

The Evolution of Government and Politics in France, ed. , v.
The Evolution of Government and Politics in France, ed. , v.

The Evolution of Government and Politics in France, ed. , v.

This book provides an opportunity to explore the government and political structure of France and how the nation's government evolved and changed through history. This book discusses issues such as constitutional changes, world wars, political parties, socialism, and other historical events.

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 John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.
The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

Offers step-by-step explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the search for clues to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The Music Industry, ed. , v.
The Music Industry, ed. , v.

The Music Industry, ed. , v.

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

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.
The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

Presents differing views on whether the Patriot Act protects national security, violates civil liberties, and whether it should or should not be expanded.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.
The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the Patriot Act and provides an overview of the topic.

The 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 Rough Guide to France, ed. 13, v.
The Rough Guide to France, ed. 13, v.

The Rough Guide to France, ed. 13, v.

A travel guidebook to France. Recommends accommodations, restaurants and attractions for various budgets.

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 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.

Tree, ed. , v.
Tree, ed. , v.

Tree, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.

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

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

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

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. , v.

Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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

Underage Drinking, ed. , v.
Underage Drinking, ed. , v.

Underage Drinking, ed. , v.

Explores the use and abuse of alcohol by teenagers, discussing the prevalence of binge drinking, the legal issue of the drinking age, and the effectiveness of various preventative measures.

Understanding Addiction, ed. , v.
Understanding Addiction, ed. , v.

Understanding Addiction, ed. , v.

This book addresses the personal and social impacts of drug addiction, including causes, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, and personal struggles.

Understanding Family and Personal Relationships, ed. , v.
Understanding Family and Personal Relationships, ed. , v.

Understanding Family and Personal Relationships, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn that people need relationships—not only to be happy, but also to be physically and psychologically healthy. In order to thrive, human beings must have a foundation of secure, loving relationships.

Understanding Motivation, ed. , v.
Understanding Motivation, ed. , v.

Understanding Motivation, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn about motivation or why people do the things they do. Today it is widely accepted that motivation involves a mix of biological, social, emotional, and cognitive factors.

Understanding Personality, ed. , v.
Understanding Personality, ed. , v.

Understanding Personality, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn about personality: the qualities, behaviors, emotions, and actions that make an individual different from other people.

Understanding Self-Image and Confidence, ed. , v.
Understanding Self-Image and Confidence, ed. , v.

Understanding Self-Image and Confidence, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn about self-image, the mental picture that each person has of himself or herself. Psychologists explain that a person’s self-image is the product of the thinking self; it is the way each individual organizes all the facts that have been acquired over the years.

Understanding Sexual Identity and Orientation, ed. , v.
Understanding Sexual Identity and Orientation, ed. , v.

Understanding Sexual Identity and Orientation, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn about sexual orientation and sexual identity—psychological concepts that describe people’s sexual feelings, beliefs, and self-concepts. It is important to understand the difference between sexual orientation and sexual identity which are often discussed together, and although they are closely related, they are not the same.

Understanding Violent Behavior, ed. , v.
Understanding Violent Behavior, ed. , v.

Understanding Violent Behavior, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn that violence is one of the defining features of humanity. While some violent instincts are rooted in the fight-or-flight response, psychologists believe that humans are especially violent because of their fierce loyalty to their social groups.

Vegetarianism, ed. , v.
Vegetarianism, ed. , v.

Vegetarianism, ed. , v.

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

Video Games, ed. , v.
Video Games, ed. , v.

Video Games, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding video games and provides an overview of the topic.

Volcano, ed. , v.
Volcano, ed. , v.

Volcano, ed. , v.

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

Vote, ed. , v.
Vote, ed. , v.

Vote, ed. , v.

Explores the history of the election process--from Roman times to the present.

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

Weather, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

Welfare, ed. , v.
Welfare, ed. , v.

Welfare, ed. , v.

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

Welfare, ed. , v.
Welfare, ed. , v.

Welfare, ed. , v.

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

What Are Sleep Disorders?, ed. , v.
What Are Sleep Disorders?, ed. , v.

What Are Sleep Disorders?, ed. , v.

Examines what sleep disorders are, what causes them, what they are like to live with, and how or whether they can be treated or cured.

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

What Is Anxiety Disorder?, ed. , v.

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

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

What Is Bipolar Disorder?, ed. , v.

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

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

What Is Panic Disorder?, ed. , v.

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

What Is Schizophrenia?, ed. , v.
What Is Schizophrenia?, ed. , v.

What Is Schizophrenia?, ed. , v.

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

What Is Self-Injury Disorder?, ed. , v.
What Is Self-Injury Disorder?, ed. , v.

What Is Self-Injury Disorder?, ed. , v.

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

Will Smith, ed. , v.
Will Smith, ed. , v.

Will Smith, ed. , v.

A biography of Will Smith and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Women's Rights, ed. , v.
Women's Rights, ed. , v.

Women's Rights, ed. , v.

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

World History Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
World History Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

World History Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Focuses on specific themes of human development across cultures era by era, providing the most in-depth, expansive presentation available of the development of humanity from a global perspective.

World War II Pacific Island Guide, ed. , v.
World War II Pacific Island Guide, ed. , v.

World War II Pacific Island Guide, ed. , v.

Covering all Pacific islands involved in World War II military operations, this book is a detailed, single source of information on virtually every geo-military aspect of the Pacific Theater.

World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes, ed. , v.
World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes, ed. , v.

World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes, ed. , v.

A companion to World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, this volume reevaluates the most enduring literature on basic aspects of the war in Asia and the Pacific. It also covers themes pertaining to societies at war, culture, the arts, and science and technology as well as international relations and the postwar world.

World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources, ed. , v.
World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources, ed. , v.

World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources, ed. , v.

This handbook discusses the best and most enduring literature related to the major topics and themes of World War II. Military historiography is treated in essays on the major theaters of military operations and the related themes of logistics and intelligence, while political and diplomatic history is covered in chapters on international relations, resistance movements, and collaboration.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools, ed. , v.
Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools, ed. , v.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools, ed. , v.

Looks at zero tolerance policies in U.S. public schools, authors debate the effectiveness and fairness of such policies.

Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.
Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

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

Arts

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Eminem, ed. , v.

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

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

Great Musicians, ed. , v.

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

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.

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 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.

Will Smith, ed. , v.
Will Smith, ed. , v.

Will Smith, ed. , v.

A biography of Will Smith and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Biography

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Eminem, ed. , v.

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

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

Great Musicians, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

Maya Angelou, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of writer Maya Angelou.

Will Smith, ed. , v.
Will Smith, ed. , v.

Will Smith, ed. , v.

A biography of Will Smith and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Education

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.

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.

Environment

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Hurricane, ed. , v.

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

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

Jungle, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Seashore, ed. , v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. , v.

Offers students and researchers comprehensive information on 12 of the Earth's major biomes and its many component ecosystems. Includes entries on land and water biomes, and covers climate, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome, and more.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

Volcano, ed. , v.
Volcano, ed. , v.

Volcano, ed. , v.

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

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

Weather, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

Business

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.

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.

General Reference

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 45, v.
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 45, v.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 45, 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.

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.

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.

History

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.

A Brief History of France, ed. , v.
A Brief History of France, ed. , v.

A Brief History of France, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the history of France and places the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context.

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

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

American 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.

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 Greece and Rome, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

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.

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

Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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.

Encyclopedia of American Religious History, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of American Religious History, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of American Religious History, ed. 3, v.

Reflects the significant issues and the current state of American religious history. It outlines the numerous philosophers, personalities, social issues, and cultural histories of religious practices throughout American history. Special emphasis is placed on recent developments in religious life in this country and the historical contributions of people neglected by mainstream religious historians, including African Americans, Native Americans, and women.

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the medieval world, from the fall of Rome to the European Renaissance, including Western and non-Western cultures and civilizations.

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

Historical Dictionary of France, ed. 2, v.
Historical Dictionary of France, ed. 2, v.

Historical Dictionary of France, ed. 2, v.

Presents a thorough history of France, including entries that cover kings, politicians, authors, architects, composers, artists, and philosophers.

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.

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.

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, ed. 2, v.
The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, ed. 2, v.

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War, ed. 2, v.

Provides a comprehensive study of the Vietnam War and sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history.

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 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.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.

Vote, ed. , v.
Vote, ed. , v.

Vote, ed. , v.

Explores the history of the election process--from Roman times to the present.

World History Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
World History Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

World History Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Focuses on specific themes of human development across cultures era by era, providing the most in-depth, expansive presentation available of the development of humanity from a global perspective.

World War II Pacific Island Guide, ed. , v.
World War II Pacific Island Guide, ed. , v.

World War II Pacific Island Guide, ed. , v.

Covering all Pacific islands involved in World War II military operations, this book is a detailed, single source of information on virtually every geo-military aspect of the Pacific Theater.

World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes, ed. , v.
World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes, ed. , v.

World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes, ed. , v.

A companion to World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, this volume reevaluates the most enduring literature on basic aspects of the war in Asia and the Pacific. It also covers themes pertaining to societies at war, culture, the arts, and science and technology as well as international relations and the postwar world.

World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources, ed. , v.
World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources, ed. , v.

World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources, ed. , v.

This handbook discusses the best and most enduring literature related to the major topics and themes of World War II. Military historiography is treated in essays on the major theaters of military operations and the related themes of logistics and intelligence, while political and diplomatic history is covered in chapters on international relations, resistance movements, and collaboration.

Law

A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.
A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.

A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.

Combines unique historical analysis, scholarly essays, and primary source documents to explore the evolution of ideas and institutions that have shaped American government and Americans' political behavior.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vote, ed. , v.
Vote, ed. , v.

Vote, ed. , v.

Explores the history of the election process--from Roman times to the present.

Literature

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

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

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

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.
Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.
Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

French Novelists, ed. , v.
French Novelists, ed. , v.

French Novelists, ed. , v.

Provides essays of influential French writers such as Simone de Beauvoir, Victor Hugo, Jean-Paul Sartre and Voltaire.

French Poets, ed. , v.
French Poets, ed. , v.

French Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential French poets such as Samuel Beckett, Paul Verlaine, Francois Villon, and Victor Hugo.

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.

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.

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

Maya Angelou, ed. , v.

Profiles the life and career of writer Maya Angelou.

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

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

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.
Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

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.

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

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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

Medicine

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

Allergies, ed. , v.

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

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).

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, ed. , v.

Provides the most comprehensive and accessible information available on sports medicine.

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

Leukemia, ed. , v.

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

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.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

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

Multicultural Studies

The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.
The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.

The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

Nation and World

21st Century Geography, ed. , v.
21st Century Geography, ed. , v.

21st Century Geography, ed. , v.

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of geography ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

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.

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.

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.

France, ed. , v.
France, ed. , v.

France, ed. , v.

France has long played a dominant role on the world stage, and as one of the largest countries of the European Union, its global influence shows no signs of dying down. This book surveys France’s assorted regions, its renowned traditions, the individuals and peoples that have led it to greatness, and the struggles and successes of its past and present.

Guide to The Presidency and The Executive Branch, ed. 5, v.
Guide to The Presidency and The Executive Branch, ed. 5, v.

Guide to The Presidency and The Executive Branch, ed. 5, v.

Provides a definitive resource for researchers seeking an understanding of those who have occupied the White House and on the institution of the U.S. presidency. This reference completes coverage of the George W. Bush presidency, the 2008 election, and the first 3 years of the presidency of Barack Obama.

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.

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.

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.

The Cooking of France, ed. 2, v.
The Cooking of France, ed. 2, v.

The Cooking of France, ed. 2, v.

Introduces the different culinary regions of France and presents many kinds of recipes for traditional French dishes.

The Evolution of Government and Politics in France, ed. , v.
The Evolution of Government and Politics in France, ed. , v.

The Evolution of Government and Politics in France, ed. , v.

This book provides an opportunity to explore the government and political structure of France and how the nation's government evolved and changed through history. This book discusses issues such as constitutional changes, world wars, political parties, socialism, and other historical events.

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 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.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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

Religion