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100 Americans Making Constitutional History

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.

Adam Sandler

A biography of Adam Sandler and his career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

Alternative Energy

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

American Civil War Reference Library

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

American Revolution Reference Library

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

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

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

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

Ancient Rome

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.

Arctic and Antarctic

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Astronomy

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

Barack Obama

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

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

Ben Affleck

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

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about each of the fifty United States, as well as U.S. territories and possessions. Coverage includes geography, state history, population, ethnic groups, natural resources, famous natives, and vital statistics. For students in elementary schools.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education, and daily life. Includes a special section of political, topographical, and thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.

Brett Favre

Profiles the life and career of football superstar Brett Favre.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

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.

China

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.

Climate Change

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

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

Colonial America Reference Library

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.

Crystal & Gem

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

Cybercrime

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

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

DK Guide to Mammals

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

DK Guide to Savage Earth

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

DK Guide to Weather

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

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

Danica Patrick

Profiles the life and motor racing career of Danica Patrick.

Daniel Radcliffe

Profiles the life and career of actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Desert

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

Dinosaur

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

Disabilities Affecting Learning

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.

Downloading Music

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

Dwayne Johnson

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

Elijah Wood

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

Energy Alternatives

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

English Language Learners

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.

Extreme Weather

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

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

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

Flying Machine

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

Forces in Physics

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.

Fossil

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

Future

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.

Garbage and Recycling

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

Garbage and Recycling

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

Global Warming

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

Going Green

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

Great Musicians

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

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

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.

Gwen Stefani

Profiles the life and career of singer Gwen Stefani.

How Congress Works, ed. 4

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

Hurricane

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

Indigenous Peoples

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

Introduction to Biomes

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

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

J.K. Rowling

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

Jennifer Lopez

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

Johnny Depp

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

Julia Roberts

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

Jungle

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

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

Kanye West

Profiles the life and career of hip-hop artist Kanye West.

Kim Jong Il

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

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

Literature and Its Times

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

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

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

Maya Angelou

Profiles the life and career of writer Maya Angelou.

Mental Illness

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

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.

Miley Cyrus

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

Ocean

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes

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

Pandemics

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

Plant

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

Pond & River

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

Poverty

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.

Real-Life Math

This book provides many insights into the many connections between mathematics applications and the real world. Nearly 50 math concepts are presented with multiple examples of how each is applied in everyday environments, such as the workplace, nature, science, sports, and even parking.

Real-Life Math

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.

Recycling

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

Rihanna

Profiles the life and career of singer Rihanna.

Rock & Mineral

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

Seashore

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

Soccer

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

Space Exploration

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

Space Exploration Reference Library

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

Student's Guide to Congress

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

Student's Guide to Elections

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

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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

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

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

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 Greek and Roman Mythology

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Civil War

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

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance

Includes entries covering key historical figures, significant events, and influential ideas from the European Renaissance.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War

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 World Religions

Provides numerous entries covering world religions including gods and other holy figures, concepts, historical figures, places, rites, and festivals.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

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 Powers of the Presidency, ed. 3

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

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.

Tree

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

UXL American Decades

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

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 World Mythology

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.

Volcano

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

Vote

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

Weather

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

Will Smith

Profiles the life and career of actor Will Smith.

Will Smith

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

History

100 Americans Making Constitutional History

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.

American Civil War Reference Library

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

American Revolution Reference Library

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

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

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

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

Ancient Rome

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.

Colonial America Reference Library

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.

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

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

Middle Ages Reference Library

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.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance

Includes entries covering key historical figures, significant events, and influential ideas from the European Renaissance.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War

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

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

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

Biography

100 Americans Making Constitutional History

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.

Adam Sandler

A biography of Adam Sandler and his career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Barack Obama

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

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

Ben Affleck

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

Brett Favre

Profiles the life and career of football superstar Brett Favre.

Danica Patrick

Profiles the life and motor racing career of Danica Patrick.

Daniel Radcliffe

Profiles the life and career of actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Dwayne Johnson

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

Elijah Wood

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

Great Musicians

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

Gwen Stefani

Profiles the life and career of singer Gwen Stefani.

J.K. Rowling

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

Jennifer Lopez

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

Johnny Depp

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

Julia Roberts

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

Kanye West

Profiles the life and career of hip-hop artist Kanye West.

Kim Jong Il

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

Maya Angelou

Profiles the life and career of writer Maya Angelou.

Miley Cyrus

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

Rihanna

Profiles the life and career of singer Rihanna.

Will Smith

Profiles the life and career of actor Will Smith.

Will Smith

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

Arts

Adam Sandler

A biography of Adam Sandler and his career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Ben Affleck

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

Daniel Radcliffe

Profiles the life and career of actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Dwayne Johnson

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

Elijah Wood

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

Great Musicians

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

Gwen Stefani

Profiles the life and career of singer Gwen Stefani.

Jennifer Lopez

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

Johnny Depp

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

Julia Roberts

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

Kanye West

Profiles the life and career of hip-hop artist Kanye West.

Miley Cyrus

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

Rihanna

Profiles the life and career of singer Rihanna.

Will Smith

Profiles the life and career of actor Will Smith.

Will Smith

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

Science

Alternative Energy

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

Arctic and Antarctic

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

Astronomy

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

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

Crystal & Gem

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

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

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

DK Guide to the Human Body

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

Dinosaur

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

Energy Alternatives

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

Forces in Physics

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.

Fossil

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

Future

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.

Going Green

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

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

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

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

Introduction to Biomes

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.

Ocean

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

Plant

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

Pond & River

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

Real-Life Math

This book provides many insights into the many connections between mathematics applications and the real world. Nearly 50 math concepts are presented with multiple examples of how each is applied in everyday environments, such as the workplace, nature, science, sports, and even parking.

Real-Life Math

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.

Rock & Mineral

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

Seashore

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

Space Exploration Reference Library

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

Tree

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

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.

Volcano

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

Environment

Alternative Energy

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

Climate Change

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

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

DK Guide to Mammals

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

DK Guide to Savage Earth

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

DK Guide to Weather

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

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

Energy Alternatives

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

Extreme Weather

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

Going Green

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

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

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

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

Jungle

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

Ocean

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

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes

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

Pond & River

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

Recycling

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

Seashore

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

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.

Volcano

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

Weather

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

Nation and World

Ancient Egypt

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

Ancient Rome

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

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

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the United States

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about each of the fifty United States, as well as U.S. territories and possessions. Coverage includes geography, state history, population, ethnic groups, natural resources, famous natives, and vital statistics. For students in elementary schools.

Blackbirch Kid's Visual Reference of the World

An alphabetical presentation of brief statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population, ethnic groups, climate, religion, education, and daily life. Includes a special section of political, topographical, and thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.

How Congress Works, ed. 4

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

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

Kim Jong Il

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

Poverty

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.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

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.

Law

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

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.

Cybercrime

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.

Student's Guide to Congress

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

Student's Guide to Elections

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

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

The Powers of the Presidency, ed. 3

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

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

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

Social Science

China

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.

Climate Change

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.

Disabilities Affecting Learning

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.

Downloading Music

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

English Language Learners

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.

Garbage and Recycling

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

Garbage and Recycling

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

Global Warming

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

Indigenous Peoples

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

Mental Illness

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.

Pandemics

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

Recycling

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

Technology

Cybercrime

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.

Flying Machine

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

Invention

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

Space Exploration

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

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

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

Literature

J.K. Rowling

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

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

Literature and Its Times

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

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

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

Maya Angelou

Profiles the life and career of writer Maya Angelou.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

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.

General Reference

Real-Life Math

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

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

Religion

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions

Provides numerous entries covering world religions including gods and other holy figures, concepts, historical figures, places, rites, and festivals.

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