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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.

Activism

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

Adam Sandler

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

Allergies

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

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 Decades

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

American 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 Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000

Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.

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.

Animal Rights

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

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.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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

Ballistics

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

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.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

Ben Affleck

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

Bioethics

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

Biological Warfare

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

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.

Blackmail and Bribery

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

Body Farms

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

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.

Censorship

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

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

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.

Child Labor

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

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.

Choosing a Career

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

Examines the issues surrounding civil liberties and provides an overview of the 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 issue of climate change from a variety of international perspectives.

Climate Change

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

Cloning

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

College

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

Colonial America Reference Library

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.

Death Penalty

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

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.

Disaster Relief

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

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

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

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

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

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

Dwayne Johnson

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

Electronic Devices in Schools

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

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

Eminem

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

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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

Endangered Species, ed. 2

Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.

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.

Environment

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

Euthanasia

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

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

Extreme Weather

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

Famine

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

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.

Forensic Art

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

Forensic Biology

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

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

Fossil

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

Foster Care

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

Future

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.

Gay Rights

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

Genetics

A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field.

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.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities

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

Great 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.

Immigration

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

Immigration

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

Indigenous Peoples

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

Internet Safety

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

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.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

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.

Leukemia

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

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: Race and Prejudice

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

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

Literature and Its Times

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

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

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

Marriage

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

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.

Nuclear Power

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

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

Online Social Networking

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

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.

Organic Foods

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

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.

Plagiarism

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

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

Political Corruption

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

Political Theories for Students

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

Pond & River

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

Population Growth

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

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.

Prejudice

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

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.

School Violence

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 Technology

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

Seashore

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

Slavery

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

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.

Stem Cell Research

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.

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.

Students' Rights

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

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

Teen Driving

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

Terrorism

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

The 9/11 Investigation

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

The Basics of Biology

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

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

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 Crusades Reference Library

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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 Capital Punishment

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

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena

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

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

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 Witchcraft

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

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 Music Industry

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

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

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

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.

The Right to Die

Examines the issues surrounding the right to die and provides an overview of the topic.

The Story Behind the Song

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

The War in Iraq

Examines the issues surrounding the war in Iraq from a variety of international perspectives.

Tree

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

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

UXL American Decades

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 Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

UXL Encyclopedia of 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.

Vegetarianism

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

Video Games

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

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.

Welfare

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

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.

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.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools

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

Zoos and Animal Welfare

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.

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 Decades

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

American 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 Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000

Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.

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.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

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 Crusades Reference Library

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

UXL American Decades

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.

Eminem

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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

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.

Social Science

Activism

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

Animal Rights

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

Bioethics

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

Biological Warfare

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

Censorship

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.

Child Labor

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

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.

Choosing a Career

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

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

Cloning

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

Death Penalty

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

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.

Disaster Relief

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

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

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

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

Electronic Devices in Schools

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.

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.

Euthanasia

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.

Famine

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

Foster Care

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.

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.

Gay Rights

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

Global Warming

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

Immigration

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

Immigration

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

Indigenous Peoples

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

Internet Safety

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.

Marriage

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

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.

Online Social Networking

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

Organic Foods

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

Pandemics

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

Plagiarism

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

Political Corruption

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

Political Theories for Students

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

Population Growth

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

Prejudice

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

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.

School Violence

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.

Slavery

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

Stem Cell Research

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.

Students' Rights

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

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

Teen Driving

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

Terrorism

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

The Basics of Sociology

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 Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment

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 Paranormal Phenomena

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 Right to Die

Examines the issues surrounding the right to die and provides an overview of the topic.

The War in Iraq

Examines the issues surrounding the war in Iraq from a variety of international perspectives.

Vegetarianism

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

Video Games

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

Welfare

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

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.

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools

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

Zoos and Animal Welfare

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

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.

Eminem

A biography of Eminem and his career as an entertainer, 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.

The Music Industry

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

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

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.

Medicine

Allergies

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

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

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

Leukemia

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

Stem Cell Research

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

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

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.

Chemical Composition of Everyday Products

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.

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.

Forensic Biology

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.

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.

Genetics

A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field.

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.

Science and Technology

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

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.

The Basics of Biology

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

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.

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.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

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.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

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 issue of climate change from a variety of international perspectives.

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.

Endangered Species, ed. 2

Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.

Energy Alternatives

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

Environment

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

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.

Nuclear Power

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

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.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

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.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism

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

The Patriot Act

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

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.

Technology

Ballistics

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

Blackmail and Bribery

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

Body Farms

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

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.

Forensic Art

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

Forensic Biology

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

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

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 9/11 Investigation

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

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.

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.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities

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

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 Patriot Act

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

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.

Education

College

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

Business

Everyday Finance

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

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: Race and Prejudice

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

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

Literature and Its Times

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

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

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

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.

Multicultural Studies

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures

An easy-to-use, systematic guide to the history and current status of more than 290 cultural groups outside the United States. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

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 Witchcraft

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

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

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