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A Student Guide to Energy, ed. , v.
A Student Guide to Energy, ed. , v.

A Student Guide to Energy, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the basic concepts and key topics concerning nonrenewable energy sources, future renewable energy programs, and the importance of achieving a sustainable energy program for future generations.

Adventure, ed. , v.
Adventure, ed. , v.

Adventure, ed. , v.

Combines concise career information to help young readers explore a wide range of possible future careers and explains the nature of the work, what it takes to break into the field, and typical earnings. Careers profiled in this field include air marshals, astronauts, divers, FBI agents, firefighters, and merchant mariners.

Advertising and Public Relations, ed. , v.
Advertising and Public Relations, ed. , v.

Advertising and Public Relations, ed. , v.

Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the advertising and public relations industry.

Africa to America, ed. , v.
Africa to America, ed. , v.

Africa to America, ed. , v.

This book chronicles the history of African Americans, the triumphs and tragedies, from origins on the African continent to the end of the Harlem Renaissance.

African American Culture, ed. , v.
African American Culture, ed. , v.

African American Culture, ed. , v.

Provides essays of influential African American writers such as James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker.

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

African American Eras, ed. , v.

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

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

African American Eras, ed. , v.

Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.

African American Literature, ed. , v.
African American Literature, ed. , v.

African American Literature, ed. , v.

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

African American Poets, ed. , v.
African American Poets, ed. , v.

African American Poets, ed. , v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential African American poets such as Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Paul Beatty, and Alice Walker.

African American Religious Cultures, ed. , v.
African American Religious Cultures, ed. , v.

African American Religious Cultures, ed. , v.

Covers the diversity and richness of religious practices among African Americans, from traditions predating the era of the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary religious movements.

African Americans in the Military, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
African Americans in the Military, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

African Americans in the Military, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Covers the inspiring stories of those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Includes important biographical essentials, including year and place of birth, rank, and family background, and examines the major accomplishments of each individual.

African Americans in the Performing Arts, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
African Americans in the Performing Arts, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

African Americans in the Performing Arts, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Profiles African-American actors, dancers, singers, musicians, composers, and choreographers.

African-American Religious Leaders, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
African-American Religious Leaders, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

African-American Religious Leaders, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Profiles prominent religious leaders from a variety of faiths and persuasions. Provides a biographical sketch of the leader, addressing major achievements, events, and contributions to his or her followers and society at large.

African-American Social Leaders and Activists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
African-American Social Leaders and Activists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

African-American Social Leaders and Activists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Documents the lives and legacies of a selection of memorable leaders from colonial times to the present day. Provides a biographical profile, concentrating on the events in that person's life related to his or her accomplishment.

African-American Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
African-American Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

African-American Writers, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Profiles popular and prominent African-American writers across many genres of literature. Provides a biographical profile of each author as well as an outline of his or her contributions to American literature.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

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

Amendment XII, ed. , v.
Amendment XII, ed. , v.

Amendment XII, ed. , v.

Presents the Twelfth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on the Presidential election process.

Amendment XIII, ed. , v.
Amendment XIII, ed. , v.

Amendment XIII, ed. , v.

Presents the Thirteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on slavery.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on equal protection.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on due process.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on citizenship.

Amendment XIX, ed. , v.
Amendment XIX, ed. , v.

Amendment XIX, ed. , v.

Presents the Nineteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on women's voting rights.

Amendment XV, ed. , v.
Amendment XV, ed. , v.

Amendment XV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fifteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on race and the right to vote.

Amendment XVII, ed. , v.
Amendment XVII, ed. , v.

Amendment XVII, ed. , v.

Presents the Seventeenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how they have been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focus is on establishing election to the U.S. Senate.

Amendment XVIII and XXI, ed. , v.
Amendment XVIII and XXI, ed. , v.

Amendment XVIII and XXI, ed. , v.

Presents the Eighteenth and Twenty-first Amendments in a historical context, examining how they have been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on prohibition and repeal.

Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.
Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.

Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.

Presents the Twenty-sixth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on lowering the voting age.

America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.
America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.

America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.

This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

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

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

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

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

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Poets, ed. 4, v.
American Poets, ed. 4, v.

American Poets, ed. 4, v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. This subset focuses on American poets.

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

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

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

An Appeal for Justice, ed. , v.
An Appeal for Justice, ed. , v.

An Appeal for Justice, ed. , v.

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the trials of nine innocent blacks, who were rounded up, tried, and convicted on little more than the word of two white women.

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

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Animals, ed. , v.
Animals, ed. , v.

Animals, ed. , v.

Combines concise career information to help young readers explore a wide range of possible future careers and explains the nature of the work, what it takes to break into the field, and typical earnings. Careers profiled in this field include animal breeders and technicians, farmers, fish and game wardens, horse grooms, park rangers, pet groomers, and zookeepers.

Animation, ed. , v.
Animation, ed. , v.

Animation, ed. , v.

Guides students on the path to a career working in the field of Animation. Job profiles include Animators, College professors, Directors, and Editors.

Archaeology, ed. , v.
Archaeology, ed. , v.

Archaeology, ed. , v.

Profiles jobs in archaeology such as anthropologists, historians, anthropology/archaeology college professors, field technicians and supervisors, and museum curators.

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

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

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

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

Asthma, ed. , v.

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

Aviation, ed. 2, v.
Aviation, ed. 2, v.

Aviation, ed. 2, v.

Profiles jobs in aviation such as aeronautical and aerospace technicians, aerospace engineers, aircraft mechanics, customs officials, military pilots, flight Instructors, and travel agents.

Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature, ed. , v.
Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature, ed. , v.

Bioethics and Medical Issues in Literature, ed. , v.

Discusses literature as a means of approaching medical and bioethical issues. Examines topics such as technology's creature, illness and culture, and end of life issues.

Biotechnology, ed. , v.
Biotechnology, ed. , v.

Biotechnology, ed. , v.

Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.

Black American Biographies, ed. , v.
Black American Biographies, ed. , v.

Black American Biographies, ed. , v.

This book profiles many Black Americans, from Frederick Douglass to Oprah Winfrey to Barack Obama, whose efforts and ideas continue to enrich the foundations of the nation.

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

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

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

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1
Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1

Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.

Boomer Bust? Economic and Political Issues of the Graying Society, ed. , v.
Boomer Bust? Economic and Political Issues of the Graying Society, ed. , v.

Boomer Bust? Economic and Political Issues of the Graying Society, ed. , v.

Addresses the issues, controversies, and innovative solutions concerning the financial, economic and political aspects of our aging society.

British, Irish, and Commonwealth Poets, ed. 4, v.
British, Irish, and Commonwealth Poets, ed. 4, v.

British, Irish, and Commonwealth Poets, ed. 4, v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. This subset focuses on British, Irish, and Commonwealth poets.

Bullying, ed. , v.
Bullying, ed. , v.

Bullying, ed. , v.

This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.

Business and Finance, ed. , v.
Business and Finance, ed. , v.

Business and Finance, ed. , v.

Guides students on the path to a career working in the Business and Finance industry. Job profiles include Accountants and auditors, Business managers, Franchise owners, and Human resources workers.

Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.
Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.

Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.

A two-volume history of food and nutrition, and their relation to human health and culture. Covers the spectrum of foods; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. Offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink. Includes a dictionary of plant foods.

Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, ed. , v.
Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, ed. , v.

Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, ed. , v.

Provides career choices in agriculture and agricultural-related fields. Career profiles include agricultural engineer, agritourism operator, commodity broker, forester, meat cutter and veterinarian.

Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality, ed. , v.
Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality, ed. , v.

Career Opportunities in Travel and Hospitality, ed. , v.

Offers career information in travel and hospitality. Profiles include account executive, bellhop, casino manager, park ranger, tour guide, travel agent and wedding planner.

Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry, ed. , v.
Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry, ed. , v.

Career Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry, ed. , v.

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include bakery manager, beer brewer, caterer, farmer, recipe tester, and sports nutritionist.

Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, ed. 4, v.
Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, ed. 4, v.

Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, ed. 4, v.

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include cheerleader, health club manager, pro football referee, radio sportscaster, and sports team webmaster.

Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, ed. , v.
Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, ed. , v.

Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Ray Bradbury.

Cerebral Palsy, ed. , v.
Cerebral Palsy, ed. , v.

Cerebral Palsy, ed. , v.

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

Class Conflict in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, ed. , v.
Class Conflict in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, ed. , v.

Class Conflict in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Emily Bronte.

Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2, v.
Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2, v.

Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2, v.

Profiles jobs in clerical occupations such as billing clerks, hotel desk clerks, legal secretaries, office clerks, receptionists, and typists.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of climate change from a variety of international perspectives.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.
Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Covers more than 400 prominent companies most studied by students. Entries follow a standard set of rubrics to facilitate comparison between companies. Also included are company logos, illustrations and ticker symbols, current market share, new products, and where to write for an annual report.

Computers and Programming, ed. , v.
Computers and Programming, ed. , v.

Computers and Programming, ed. , v.

Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the computers and programming industry.

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

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

Construction, ed. 5, v.
Construction, ed. 5, v.

Construction, ed. 5, v.

Profiles jobs in the construction industry such as architects, cement masons, drafters, electricians, landscape architects, and roofers.

Consumer Culture, ed. , v.
Consumer Culture, ed. , v.

Consumer Culture, ed. , v.

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

Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.
Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.

Contemporary American Literature (1945-Present), ed. 2, v.

Covering American contemporary literature, this volume provides information on 21st-century writers, the 1950s, '60s, and beyond, contemporary American poetry, and the postmodern movement.

Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.
Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.

Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.

Profiles the biggest corporate mistakes or misdeeds throughout history, covering the people, the times, the decisions made.

Corrections, ed. , v.
Corrections, ed. , v.

Corrections, ed. , v.

Covers the correctional system and offers arguments for and against the practice of the laws and policies that comprise corrections, from parole and probation to imprisonment, to the application of the death penalty.

Courts, Law, and Justice, ed. , v.
Courts, Law, and Justice, ed. , v.

Courts, Law, and Justice, ed. , v.

Covers highly contested topics, including drug and gun control laws as well as the ins and outs of the criminal justice system as encountered by arrested suspects.

Crime and Criminal Behavior, ed. , v.
Crime and Criminal Behavior, ed. , v.

Crime and Criminal Behavior, ed. , v.

Covers topics such as the age of consent, euthanasia and assisted suicide, gambling, guns, internet pornography, marijuana and other drug laws, religious convictions, and terrorism and extremism.

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

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

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

Culture Wars, ed. , v.
Culture Wars, ed. , v.

Culture Wars, ed. , v.

Addresses the key defining issues of contemporary American society through the lens of political and social controversy.

Democracy, ed. , v.
Democracy, ed. , v.

Democracy, ed. , v.

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

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, ed. , v.
Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, ed. , v.

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of poet, Sylvia Plath.

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

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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

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

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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

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

Downloading Music, ed. , v.

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

Drugs, ed. , v.
Drugs, ed. , v.

Drugs, ed. , v.

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

Drugs, ed. , v.
Drugs, ed. , v.

Drugs, ed. , v.

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

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

Eating Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

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

Education, ed. , v.
Education, ed. , v.

Education, ed. , v.

Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the education industry.

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

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

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

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of African American History, ed. , v.

Documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture, ed. , v.

Presents information capturing the essence of the customs of African Americans, from the Apollo Theater to the Harlem Renaissance, from barber shop and beauty shop culture to African American holidays, family reunions, and festivals, and from the days of black baseball to the era of a black president.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of African-American Writing: Five Centuries of Contribution, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of African-American Writing: Five Centuries of Contribution, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of African-American Writing: Five Centuries of Contribution, ed. 2, v.

Covers the role and influence of African American cultural leaders, from all walks of life, from the 18th century to the present and explores what inspired various African-American writers to create poems, plays, short stories, novels, essays, opinion pieces and how those writings contributed to culture in America today.

Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics, ed. , v.

Covers basic topics in American government--from the Bill of Rights through voting processes--as well as contemporary issues, such as abortion, capital punishment, and Social Security.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7, v.
Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7, v.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7, v.

This book provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. It covers manufacturing, agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, wholesale, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, public administration, and service industries. Classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), this edition includes an essay for every one of the 1,057 2017 NAICS codes.

Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7, v.
Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7, v.

Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7, v.

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife, ed. , v.

Documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife, covering an extraordinarily wide range of Asian American cultural and ethnic groups, as well as mixed-race and mixed-heritage Asian Americans.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues Today, ed. , v.

Offers 110 entries on the current state of affairs, controversies, successes, and outlooks for future for Asian Americans.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues, ed. , v.

Covers the most critical issues facing American society today. Topic range from biotechnology to identity theft, from racial profiling to corporate governance, from school choice to food safety.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-speaking literary world.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7, v.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7, v.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7, v.

Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology, ed. , v.

This 2-volume set provides comprehensive information on regulation and policy issues. Editor Thomas Murray is a world-renowned leader in this field.

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.
Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.

Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.

Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems, ed. , v.

Provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to each of the systems of the human body, exploring all 11 organ systems of the human body: the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems.

Encyclopedia of Journalism, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Journalism, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Journalism, ed. , v.

Covers all significant dimensions of journalism, including print, broadcast, and Internet journalism; U.S. and international perspectives; history; technology; legal issues and court cases; ownership; and economics.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

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

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Physical Science, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Physical Science, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Physical Science, ed. , v.

Discusses concepts that unify the physical sciences with life, Earth, and space science by examining topics such as natural hazards, global challenges, and the history and nature of science.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History, ed. , v.

Covers American right-wing extremist groups and extremism from the 1930s to the present day, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and various anti-government organizations.

Encyclopedia of Social Networks, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Social Networks, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Social Networks, ed. , v.

Provides a thorough introduction to the wide-ranging, fast-developing field of social networking. Offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and research within the social sciences that has sprung from the analysis of such groupings, with accompanying definitions, measures, and research.

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2, v.

Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court.

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution, ed. , v.

Covers the people, court cases, historical events, and terms relating to one of the most studied political documents in schools across the country, the United States Constitution.

Energy Production and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Energy Production and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Energy Production and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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

Environment, ed. 2, v.
Environment, ed. 2, v.

Environment, ed. 2, v.

Guides students on the path to a career working in the Environmental Sciences industry. Job profiles include Ecologists, Environmental engineers, National Park Service employees, and Oceanographers.

Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives, ed. , v.
Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives, ed. , v.

Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives, ed. , v.

Provides a global perspective on environmental issues and concerns. Explores how human population growth has changed the world's natural areas, and how society has responded to these changes.

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

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

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

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.
Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

European Poets, ed. 4, v.
European Poets, ed. 4, v.

European Poets, ed. 4, v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. This subset focuses on European poets.

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

Extreme Weather, ed. , v.

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

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

Family Violence, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Film, ed. , v.
Film, ed. , v.

Film, ed. , v.

Guides students on the path to a career working in the Film industry. Job profiles include Actors, Producers, Screenwriters, Sound workers, and Stunt performers.

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

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

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

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

Food, ed. , v.

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

Forensics, ed. , v.
Forensics, ed. , v.

Forensics, ed. , v.

Profiles jobs in forensics such as computer forensics specialists, crime scene investigators, fire investigators, forensic botanists, and forensic toxicologists.

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

Foster Care, ed. , v.

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

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

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

Gangs, ed. , v.

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

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

Garbage and Recycling, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, ed. , v.
Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, ed. , v.

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Lorraine Hansberry.

Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.
Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.

Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.

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

Genetics, ed. 2, v.
Genetics, ed. 2, v.

Genetics, ed. 2, v.

This set explores the history, theory, technology, ethics, and uses (and misuses) of genetic knowledge. Topics span the field from classical genetics to molecular genetics to population genetics.

Genocide in Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, ed. , v.
Genocide in Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, ed. , v.

Genocide in Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl, ed. , v.

Examines the important literary work of writer, Anne Frank, and the significance of this essay as a Holocaust document, offering viewpoints on genocide in the twenty-first century.

Going Green, ed. , v.
Going Green, ed. , v.

Going Green, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Green Energy, ed. , v.
Green Energy, ed. , v.

Green Energy, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green-energy economy.

Green Issues and Debates, ed. , v.
Green Issues and Debates, ed. , v.

Green Issues and Debates, ed. , v.

Explores the multitude of threats to sustainable life on earth and the myriad of controversies surrounding potential solutions.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

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

Guns in America, ed. , v.
Guns in America, ed. , v.

Guns in America, ed. , v.

This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

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

Health Care Providers, ed. , v.

Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the health care industry.

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

Health Care, ed. , v.

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

Health and Disease, ed. , v.
Health and Disease, ed. , v.

Health and Disease, ed. , v.

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

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression, ed. , v.
Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression, ed. , v.

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression, ed. , v.

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

History of World Trade Since 1450, ed. , v.
History of World Trade Since 1450, ed. , v.

History of World Trade Since 1450, ed. , v.

History of World Trade Since 1450 starts at a year regarded as the beginning of the Age of Exploration and examines how the hunt for new resources and markets during that period resulted in the establishment of colonies in Africa, the Americas and Asia. The set looks at the Industrial Revolution, the rise of capitalism and the effects of imperialism on the global economy.

Holidays Symbols and Customs, ed. 4, v.
Holidays Symbols and Customs, ed. 4, v.

Holidays Symbols and Customs, ed. 4, v.

Describes the origins of holidays around the world. Explains where, when, and how each event is celebrated, with detailed information on the symbols and customs associated with the holiday.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.
How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a 'For More Information' bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.
Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.

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

Human Rights, ed. , v.
Human Rights, ed. , v.

Human Rights, ed. , v.

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

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

Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.
Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.

Icons of African American Literature, ed. , v.

Provides extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Icons of African American Protest, ed. , v.
Icons of African American Protest, ed. , v.

Icons of African American Protest, ed. , v.

Features the strength, courage, and sacrifice displayed by individuals for the cause of freedom and civil rights; covers a broad spectrum of descriptors, vibrant, tame, intense, aggressive, and diffident, and their politics from conservative to ultra-radical.

Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.
Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.

Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.

This resource provides readers with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. It explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration, and includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more.

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

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

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

Immigration in America, ed. , v.
Immigration in America, ed. , v.

Immigration in America, ed. , v.

This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.

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

Immigration, ed. , v.

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

Imprisonment, ed. , v.
Imprisonment, ed. , v.

Imprisonment, ed. , v.

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

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

Indigenous Peoples, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Internet Safety, ed. , v.

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

Inventors & Inventions, ed. , v.
Inventors & Inventions, ed. , v.

Inventors & Inventions, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women inventors of all time, from around the world.

Iran, ed. , v.
Iran, ed. , v.

Iran, ed. , v.

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

Issues in Green Criminology, ed. , v.
Issues in Green Criminology, ed. , v.

Issues in Green Criminology, ed. , v.

Explores the ways in which governments, transnational corporations, military apparatuses and ordinary people routinely harm environments, other animals and humanity.

Journalism, ed. , v.
Journalism, ed. , v.

Journalism, ed. , v.

Explores the craft of journalistic writing in the formats of newspaper, magazine, and online.

Journalism, ed. 2, v.
Journalism, ed. 2, v.

Journalism, ed. 2, v.

Guides students on the path to a career working in journalism. job profiles include cartoonists and illustrators, columnists/commentators, critics, editors, photo editors, and reporters.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2, v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.

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

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

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

Juvenile Crime and Justice, ed. , v.
Juvenile Crime and Justice, ed. , v.

Juvenile Crime and Justice, ed. , v.

Presents arguments both in favor of and opposed to various treatments, programs, and punishments, examining issues such as youth curfews, juveniles in adult courts, legal representation for juveniles, juvenile boot camps, group homes, and out-of-home placement.

Latino Issues, ed. , v.
Latino Issues, ed. , v.

Latino Issues, ed. , v.

Covers the growing Latina/o population in the United States, highlights the problems that confront this ethnic group, and discusses proposed solutions to these issues.

Legal Issues across the Globe, ed. , v. 1
Legal Issues across the Globe, ed. , v. 1

Legal Issues across the Globe, ed. , v. 1

Provides worldwide coverage of important legal topics of the day. Each chapter begins with an overview by a legal scholar, providing a framework for understanding the issue. Each overview is then followed by twelve essays on different countries around the world. The essays discuss laws in those countries, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which those laws came about.

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

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

Magill's Medical Guide, ed. 6, v.
Magill's Medical Guide, ed. 6, v.

Magill's Medical Guide, ed. 6, v.

Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format to address recent developments in medicine.

Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.
Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.

Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.

In 262 entries, this 3-vol. set examines landmark pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process and assessing each act's impact on American life. All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of Information Act and much more.

Malaria, ed. , v.
Malaria, ed. , v.

Malaria, ed. , v.

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in malaria.

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

Marriage, ed. , v.

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

Masterplots II, ed. , v.
Masterplots II, ed. , v.

Masterplots II, ed. , v.

Contains essays on individual titles by great novelists, playwrights, memoirists, historians, and critics as well as the bodies of work of major poets, short-story writers, essayists, and orators.

Medical Ethics, ed. , v.
Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of medical ethics from a variety of international perspectives.

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

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

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

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9, v.
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9, v.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9, v.

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

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

Middle Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Migraines, ed. , v.

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

Milestone Documents in African American History, ed. , v.
Milestone Documents in African American History, ed. , v.

Milestone Documents in African American History, ed. , v.

Explores the fundamental primary sources in African American history covering 135 iconic primary documents from the 1600s to the present. Each entry offers the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context.

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.
Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

Provides insight into the careers of nearly 500 20th-century American writers, including black and women writers. Entries include important critical excerpts, chronologically arranged and collected from a wide variety of sources such as books, scholarly journals, general periodicals and newspapers.

Nature, ed. , v.
Nature, ed. , v.

Nature, ed. , v.

Combines concise career information to help young readers explore a wide range of possible future careers and explains the nature of the work, what it takes to break into the field, and typical earnings. Careers profiled in this field include biologists, foresters, geologists, oceanographers, park rangers, tree experts, and more.

Newsmakers, ed. , v.
Newsmakers, ed. , v.

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.
Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

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

Notable African American Writers, ed. , v.
Notable African American Writers, ed. , v.

Notable African American Writers, ed. , v.

Compiles essays on great novelists, poets, playwrights, short-story writers, and writers of nonfiction from colonial America to today. Includes overviews of each author's biography and literary career as well as ready-reference listings of their major works in all genres.

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

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

Nuclear Power, ed. , v.

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

Oceanography, ed. , v.
Oceanography, ed. , v.

Oceanography, ed. , v.

Profiles jobs in oceanography such as aquarists, biological oceanographers, divers and diving technicians, geological oceanographers, and ocean engineers.

Online Privacy, ed. , v.
Online Privacy, ed. , v.

Online Privacy, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive investigation of the history of and controversies surrounding online privacy.

Parkinson's Disease, ed. , v.
Parkinson's Disease, ed. , v.

Parkinson's Disease, ed. , v.

Presents the history of this neuromuscular disease. Covers diagnosis, treatment, complications, impact on life and family, and research into the disease.

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

Peer Pressure, ed. , v.

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

Performing Arts, ed. , v.
Performing Arts, ed. , v.

Performing Arts, ed. , v.

Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the performing arts industry.

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

This volume is composed of twelve chapters covering such topics as population, novel ecoysystem, geoengineering, climate change, animal ethics, conciliation, and extinction. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.

This book addresses feminism, including the aspects of human nature, intersectionality, sexism and oppression, LGBTQ theory, ecofeminism, and power.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

This book addresses the themes of ethics across the life span, ethical issues in health and medical professionalism, and bioethics in social justice. The focus moves from the individual patient-provider relationship to those of the greater community.

Philosophy: Religion, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Religion, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Religion, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the philosophy of religion, scrutinizing the religious claims present in twenty-four different aspects of religious thinking. It covers such topics as miracles, evil, theism, science and religion, dualism, resurrection, reincarnation, near-death experience, and religious terrorism, and uses film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events to provide illustrations of human experiences applicable to philosophical questions.

Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.

This book addresses the theme of ethics in such technology areas as cyber warfare, designing children, video games and virtual reality, nanotechnology, and technology and the environment. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Physicians, ed. 3, v.
Physicians, ed. 3, v.

Physicians, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs as physicians in medicine such as anesthesiologists, cardiologists, ear, nose, and throat specialists, neurologists, pediatricians, and surgeons.

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

Plagiarism, ed. , v.

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

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

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

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

Police and Law Enforcement, ed. , v.
Police and Law Enforcement, ed. , v.

Police and Law Enforcement, ed. , v.

Examines many aspects of policing in society, including their common duties, legal regulations on those duties, problematic policing practices, and alternatives to traditional policing.

Pollution, ed. , v.
Pollution, ed. , v.

Pollution, ed. , v.

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

Popular Culture, ed. , v.
Popular Culture, ed. , v.

Popular Culture, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of popular culture from a variety of international perspectives.

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

Population Growth, ed. , v.

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

Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl, ed. , v.
Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl, ed. , v.

Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, John Steinbeck.

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

Prejudice, ed. , v.

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

Preservation and Wilderness Issues, ed. , v.
Preservation and Wilderness Issues, ed. , v.

Preservation and Wilderness Issues, ed. , v.

Discusses the concept of preservation, the laws enacted to protect the nation's lands, and the various groups and individuals who advocate preservation.

Prisons, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Prisons, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Prisons, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Examines the state of U.S. prisons and related issues. It focuses on the development of prisons in the United States and how the competing goals of punishment and rehabilitation have shaped the evolution of criminal correction.

Privacy, ed. , v.
Privacy, ed. , v.

Privacy, ed. , v.

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

Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.
Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.

Race and Racism in Literature, ed. , v.

Address issues of race and racism as presented in novels of varying racial, ethnic, or cultural perspectives. Focuses mainly on racial oppression in the United States, however some chapters do also assess the imposition of racist attitudes on foreign shores.

Race and the Law, ed. , v.
Race and the Law, ed. , v.

Race and the Law, ed. , v.

This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.

Race in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, ed. , v.
Race in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, ed. , v.

Race in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Ralph Ellison.

Race in William Shakespeare's Othello, ed. , v.
Race in William Shakespeare's Othello, ed. , v.

Race in William Shakespeare's Othello, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, William Shakespeare.

Real Estate, ed. , v.
Real Estate, ed. , v.

Real Estate, ed. , v.

Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in real estate, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.

Recording Industry, ed. , v.
Recording Industry, ed. , v.

Recording Industry, ed. , v.

Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the recording industry business.

Religions of the World, ed. 2, v.
Religions of the World, ed. 2, v.

Religions of the World, ed. 2, v.

Provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts.

Religious Celebrations, ed. , v.
Religious Celebrations, ed. , v.

Religious Celebrations, ed. , v.

Presents a comprehensive survey of all the ways people celebrate religious life around the globe.

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

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

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

Representative American Speeches 2010-2011, ed. , v.
Representative American Speeches 2010-2011, ed. , v.

Representative American Speeches 2010-2011, ed. , v.

The articles collected in this volume are speeches, from Democrats, Republicans, and members of the newly formed conservative Tea Party, centered on the federal budget, deficit and the efforts to reduce both in the face of a persistently slow economy and high unemployment.

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 7
Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 7

Research Guide to American Literature, ed. , v. 7

Covers American literature in the contemporary period leading up to the present day. Examines works, authors, movements, and themes.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 35, v.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 35, v.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 35, v.

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

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

School Violence, ed. , v.

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

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

Science, ed. , v.

Guides students on the path to a career working in the science industry. Job profiles include astronomers, biologists, chemists, genetic scientists, and science technicians.

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

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

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

Sexually Transmitted Infections, ed. , v.
Sexually Transmitted Infections, ed. , v.

Sexually Transmitted Infections, ed. , v.

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

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

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17
Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

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

Social Networking, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Social Work, ed. 3, v.
Social Work, ed. 3, v.

Social Work, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs in social work such as adult day care coordinators, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, career and employment counselors and technicians, hospice workers, and social workers.

Speeches in World History, ed. , v.
Speeches in World History, ed. , v.

Speeches in World History, ed. , v.

Features a compilation of 200 of the world's greatest speeches, from all major civilizations and throughout history, arranged in chronological order.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2, v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2, v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2, v.

Covers topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, and art and performance (including theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

Student Encyclopedia of African Literature, ed. , v.
Student Encyclopedia of African Literature, ed. , v.

Student Encyclopedia of African Literature, ed. , v.

Covers African literature and includes entries on writers, genres, and major works. Included are entries on authors, major works, and individual genres, such as the novel, drama, and poetry.

Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers, ed. , v.
Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers, ed. , v.

Student's Encyclopedia of Great American Writers, ed. , v.

Provides a reference to the greatest writers in American literature, containing alphabetical entries and divided into sections on the author's life and on the author's major works.

Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.
Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.

Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.

This work provides thorough coverage of the literature of the supernatural across the canon, covering such works as Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Technicians, ed. 3, v.
Technicians, ed. 3, v.

Technicians, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs in a broad range of environments, including factories, businesses, science labs, hospitals, and clinics. Job profiles include automobile service technicians, chemical technicians, laser technicians, robotics technicians, and welding technicians.

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

Teen Driving, ed. , v.

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

Teen Parenting, ed. , v.
Teen Parenting, ed. , v.

Teen Parenting, ed. , v.

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

Teens and Employment, ed. , v.
Teens and Employment, ed. , v.

Teens and Employment, ed. , v.

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

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

Terrorism, ed. , v.

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

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

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience, ed. , v.
The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience, ed. , v.

The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience, ed. , v.

Discusses the history of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the present. Includes memoirs, letters, family histories, newspapers, oral histories, and city directories, providing historical evidence to help understand and interpret past events. For high school and college students, as well as general readers.

The Black Experience in America, ed. , v.
The Black Experience in America, ed. , v.

The Black Experience in America, ed. , v.

This book details the historic deeds that redefined the American landscape since the 1940s, examining the explosion of creativity in the areas of literature, music, and sports as African Americans explore new opportunities and prospects.

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

The Death Penalty, ed. , v.

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

The Encyclopedia of War Journalism, 1807-2010, ed. 2, v.
The Encyclopedia of War Journalism, 1807-2010, ed. 2, v.

The Encyclopedia of War Journalism, 1807-2010, ed. 2, v.

Examines the development, history and current state of war journalism from the Mexican War in 1846 to the current Conflicts in the Middle East. Provides a unique, around the world look at how conflicts were covered and explores the influences of the flow of information on the battlefield and the home front.

The Environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, ed. , v.
The Environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, ed. , v.

The Environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Rachel Carson.

The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.
The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.

The Facts On File Companion to American Drama, ed. 2, v.

Features a comprehensive guide to American dramatic literature, from its origins in the early days of the nation to the groundbreaking works of today's best writers.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.

Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.

Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5, v.

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

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

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

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

The Global Financial Crisis, ed. , v.
The Global Financial Crisis, ed. , v.

The Global Financial Crisis, ed. , v.

Examines the global financial crisis from a variety of international perspectives.

The Jim Crow Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
The Jim Crow Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

The Jim Crow Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

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

The March from Selma to Montgomery, ed. , v.
The March from Selma to Montgomery, ed. , v.

The March from Selma to Montgomery, ed. , v.

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

The Middle Ages, ed. , v.
The Middle Ages, ed. , v.

The Middle Ages, ed. , v.

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

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

The Patriot Act, ed. , v.

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

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, ed. , v. 1
The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, ed. , v. 1

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, ed. , v. 1

Presents original scholarly biographies of notable Americans. Profiles careers and achievements as well as biographical data including family members; educational background; names of spouses and marriage and divorce dates; addresses of residences; and cause of death and place of burial.

The Sixties in America Reference Library, ed. , v.
The Sixties in America Reference Library, ed. , v.

The Sixties in America Reference Library, ed. , v.

The Sixties in America Reference Library presents a broad overview of the turbulent 1960s, a decade that forever changed the American social, political and cultural landscape.

The Solar System, ed. , v.
The Solar System, ed. , v.

The Solar System, ed. , v.

Provides coverage of all major aspects of Earth's solar system, from major planets to their satellites, small bodies, interplanetary phenomena, and cosmological context.

The War in Iraq, ed. , v.
The War in Iraq, ed. , v.

The War in Iraq, ed. , v.

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

The Writers Directory, ed. 35, v.
The Writers Directory, ed. 35, v.

The Writers Directory, ed. 35, v.

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

Topical Essays, ed. 4, v.
Topical Essays, ed. 4, v.

Topical Essays, ed. 4, v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. This subset focuses on topical essays.

Transgender Life, ed. , v.
Transgender Life, ed. , v.

Transgender Life, ed. , v.

This book provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.

Travel and Transportation, ed. , v.
Travel and Transportation, ed. , v.

Travel and Transportation, ed. , v.

Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in travel and transportation, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.
Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

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

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

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

U.S. Military Deployment, ed. , v.
U.S. Military Deployment, ed. , v.

U.S. Military Deployment, ed. , v.

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

U.S. Trade Issues, ed. , v.
U.S. Trade Issues, ed. , v.

U.S. Trade Issues, ed. , v.

Provides analysis of key issues, individuals, and developments in U.S. trade policy from national, regional, and global perspectives.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2, v.

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.
UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.

Covers the endangered and threatened status of a myriad of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, corals, crustaceans, and plants. Each entry provides the species’ common/scientific name, classification information, current status according to the IUCN and the Endangered Species Act, description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to protect it.

UXL Ignition Science, ed. , v.
UXL Ignition Science, ed. , v.

UXL Ignition Science, ed. , v.

This book is a collection of seventy science projects, each intended to be performed by a group of two to four students. Projects have real-world applications, and each includes step-by-step instructions, budget and timetable estimates, expected outputs, and measures for evaluating success. The goal of the projects is not only to teach important science lessons but also to provide opportunities for students to engage in collaborative, project learning.

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

Video Games, ed. , v.

Features information and statistics, emerging industry trends, a breakdown of key jobs, to provide an overview and history of the video game industry.

War in John Knowles's A Separate Peace, ed. , v.
War in John Knowles's A Separate Peace, ed. , v.

War in John Knowles's A Separate Peace, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, John Knowles.

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.
War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.

War in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Tim O'Brien, depicting his experiences in the Vietnam War.

Water and Ice, ed. , v.
Water and Ice, ed. , v.

Water and Ice, ed. , v.

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

Water, ed. , v.
Water, ed. , v.

Water, ed. , v.

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

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.
Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.

Who's Who Among African Americans, ed. 33, v.

Provides biographical and career details on notable African American individuals, including leaders from sports, the arts, business, religion and other fields.

Women's Issues in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, ed. , v.
Women's Issues in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, ed. , v.

Women's Issues in Alice Walker's The Color Purple, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Alice Walker.

Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.
Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.

Women's Issues in Kate Chopin's The Awakening, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Kate Chopin.

Women's Issues in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, ed. , v.
Women's Issues in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, ed. , v.

Women's Issues in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, ed. , v.

Examines Margaret Atwood's life, explores from various angles how Atwood addresses women's issues in The Handmaid's Tale, and considers ongoing issues facing women in the twenty-first century.

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

Women's Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding women's rights from a variety of international perspectives.

World Eras, ed. , v. 1
World Eras, ed. , v. 1

World Eras, ed. , v. 1

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600.

World Eras, ed. , v. 10
World Eras, ed. , v. 10

World Eras, ed. , v. 10

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of West African kingdoms, 500-1590.

World Eras, ed. , v. 2
World Eras, ed. , v. 2

World Eras, ed. , v. 2

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500.

World Eras, ed. , v. 3
World Eras, ed. , v. 3

World Eras, ed. , v. 3

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 4
World Eras, ed. , v. 4

World Eras, ed. , v. 4

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of medieval Europe, 814-1350.

World Eras, ed. , v. 5
World Eras, ed. , v. 5

World Eras, ed. , v. 5

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 6
World Eras, ed. , v. 6

World Eras, ed. , v. 6

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 7
World Eras, ed. , v. 7

World Eras, ed. , v. 7

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644.

World Eras, ed. , v. 8
World Eras, ed. , v. 8

World Eras, ed. , v. 8

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 9
World Eras, ed. , v. 9

World Eras, ed. , v. 9

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914.

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

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

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Latin America.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Africa.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Celtic migrations to the Reform Bill.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Spain and Portugal.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from the Middle East.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Italy.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on classical literature.

World Poets, ed. 4, v.
World Poets, ed. 4, v.

World Poets, ed. 4, v.

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. This subset focuses on world poets.

World Religions Reference Library, ed. , v.
World Religions Reference Library, ed. , v.

World Religions Reference Library, ed. , v.

A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.
World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

This guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social, and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences covers the individuals, techniques and principles of biology, chemistry, law, medicine, physics, computer science, geology, and psychology involved in the multidisciplinary examination of crime scenes and evidence used in legal proceedings.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues, ed. , v.

Covers the environmental issues for each U.S. state and Canadian province. Essays include an introduction that describes the geographical and geological features of the state/province, information on how global climate change could affect the state/province and its inhabitants, information on natural resources, energy, Green Economy, Green Jobs, and Green Building, and a special section that covers a major environmental topic in each state/province.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 14, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 14, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 14, v.

Presents easy-to-understand information on more than 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

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

Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools, ed. , v.

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