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1000 Inventions & Discoveries, ed. , v.
1000 Inventions & Discoveries, ed. , v.

1000 Inventions & Discoveries, ed. , v.

This book explores the fascinating developments in technology and natural science that shaped the world as it is today.

101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed., ed. , v.
101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed., ed. , v.

101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed., ed. , v.

Describes 101 science experiments or activities that can be done with household items and easily found ingredients.

9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, ed. , v.
9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, ed. , v.

9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, ed. , v.

Analyzes the complex causes and effects of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks both domestically and internationally, and examines the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa, ed. , v.
A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa, ed. , v.

A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa, ed. , v.

Examines the properties and uses of bacteria, algae, and protozoa microorganisms detailed in our daily lives.

A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell, ed. , v.
A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell, ed. , v.

A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell, ed. , v.

Surveys the many subjects that comprise the field of biology and includes an overview of the development of biology, microbiology, and cell theory.

A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.
A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.

A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering, ed. , v.

Examines the biology behind genetics and genetic disorders, and considers the principles of gene manipulation and genetic engineering, becoming increasingly evident with every new discovery.

A Closer Look at Living Things, ed. , v.
A Closer Look at Living Things, ed. , v.

A Closer Look at Living Things, ed. , v.

Surveys the parts, characteristics, and classifications of various living things and explores the evolution of life in general.

A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses, ed. , v.
A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses, ed. , v.

A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses, ed. , v.

Examines the parts and growth stages of plants as well as their complex roles within our environment.

A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology, ed. , v.
A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology, ed. , v.

A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology, ed. , v.

Examines the processes of plant reproduction and the stages of plant life, while also spotlighting the role of plants in various ecological settings.

A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom, ed. , v.
A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom, ed. , v.

A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom, ed. , v.

Surveys the various members of the animal kingdom and the habits, behaviors, and physical characteristics that unite and distinguish all animals.

Adapting to Climate Change, ed. , v.
Adapting to Climate Change, ed. , v.

Adapting to Climate Change, ed. , v.

This title examines how climate change affects individuals and society, investigates how people are working to respond and adapt to climate change, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.

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.

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

Alcohol Information For Teens, ed. 3, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

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

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering, ed. , v.
Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering, ed. , v.

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering, ed. , v.

This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering, ed. , v.
Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering, ed. , v.

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering, ed. , v.

This title examines amazing feats of biological engineering, including bionic legs, artificial organs, and animal cloning. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering, ed. , v.
Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering, ed. , v.

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering, ed. , v.

This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering, ed. , v.
Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering, ed. , v.

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering, ed. , v.

This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering, including the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering, ed. , v.
Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering, ed. , v.

Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering, ed. , v.

This title examines amazing feats of environmental engineering, including projects that supply water to impoverished areas, structures in the Netherlands that hold back the Atlantic Ocean, and the cleanup of contaminated areas. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering, ed. , v.
Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering, ed. , v.

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering, ed. , v.

This title examines amazing feats of mechanical engineering, including Mars rovers, robotic surgery systems, and advanced wind turbines. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

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, 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 Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Westward Expansion Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Reform Era and eastern United States development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the Revolutionary Era in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.
American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.

American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.

Examines the effect of World War II on people living in America. The Almanac discusses major events on the home front, including the changing role of women, Civil Defense and the draft. Biographies highlights 26 key figures, such as John L. Lewis, J. Robert Oppenheimer and others. Primary Sources includes primary material from a variety of sources, including speeches, documents and other material.

American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee, ed. , v.
American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee, ed. , v.

American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the December 1890 massacre of more than 250 Native American men, women, and children by U.S. Cavalry troops at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, as well as background on the principal figures involved.

Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism, ed. , v.
Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism, ed. , v.

Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism, ed. , v.

This book looks at some of the most famous revolutionary groups, their beliefs, and the ways in which they achieved their goals. From national revolutions to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this book shows how revolutionaries have changed the world, for both good and evil.

Ancient Aztecs, ed. , v.
Ancient Aztecs, ed. , v.

Ancient Aztecs, ed. , v.

In Ancient Aztecs, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Aztec civilization, including their military power and feats of engineering. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

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

Ancient China, ed. , v.

In Ancient China, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient China, including their technological wonders and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

Ancient Chinese Dynasties, ed. , v.
Ancient Chinese Dynasties, ed. , v.

Ancient Chinese Dynasties, ed. , v.

This book explores the history of Ancient Chinese dynasties, covering art and language to large-scale building projects such as the Great Wall and the bureaucratic structure of society itself.

Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.
Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.

Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.

Introduces young readers to some of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world's history and the legacies they left behind, from the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the amazing culture of the Mayans.

Ancient Egypt and the Near East, ed. , v.
Ancient Egypt and the Near East, ed. , v.

Ancient Egypt and the Near East, ed. , v.

Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

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

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

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

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

In Ancient Greece, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Greece, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

Ancient India, ed. , v.
Ancient India, ed. , v.

Ancient India, ed. , v.

In Ancient India, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient India, including their enduring religions and rich literary traditions. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

Ancient Maya, ed. , v.
Ancient Maya, ed. , v.

Ancient Maya, ed. , v.

In Ancient Maya, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Maya people, including their advanced mathematics and massive stone cities. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.
Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

In Ancient Mesopotamia, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Mesopotamians, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and technological wonders. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

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

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.

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

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

In Ancient Rome, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Romans, including their military power and feats of engineering. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2011, v.

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

Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.
Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.

Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.

This guide tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, from ancient and medieval times to modern day, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.

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

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

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

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

Astronomy, ed. , v.

Recounts some of the major discovery milestones in the field of astronomy and examines the tools and techniques currently used by astronomers to study the universe.

Atlas A-Z, ed. 6, v.
Atlas A-Z, ed. 6, v.

Atlas A-Z, ed. 6, v.

This book acts an up-to-date world overview, in a single volume. It consists of an atlas section of detailed maps arranged by continent, and country profiles, arranged alphabetically, providing facts and figures, including details of geography, climate, society, and economics.

Atlas of Ancient Worlds, ed. , v.
Atlas of Ancient Worlds, ed. , v.

Atlas of Ancient Worlds, ed. , v.

Provides facts about Egyptian pharaohs, Japanese dynasties, Peruvian people, and other ancient civilizations.

Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations, ed. , v.
Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations, ed. , v.

Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations, ed. , v.

Anthropology, politics, and history come together to form an insightful blend in this authoritative title covering kinship, tribalism, and nonurban cultures the world over. Both the theory and practical examples of tribal cultures are presented, with several chapters dedicated to the various schools of anthropological thought on nonurban societies, accompanied by a survey of tribal and indigenous cultures both historically and in modern times.

Banking and Finance, ed. , v.
Banking and Finance, ed. , v.

Banking and Finance, ed. , v.

This text examines the role of banks and the process of business financing as insightful text breaks down such terms as interest rate, capital, and dividend.

Becoming Texas, ed. , v.
Becoming Texas, ed. , v.

Becoming Texas, ed. , v.

This book explores the early history of Texas -- from its time as an independent republic to its annexation into the United States. Readers will learn about Texas's role in important U.S. events, such as the Mexican-American War and the Compromise of 1850.

Bioengineering, ed. , v.
Bioengineering, ed. , v.

Bioengineering, ed. , v.

This book covers recent advances in bioengineering that have changed both the world in which we live and the bodies within which we live. Among the topics covered are homeostasis, biological and artificial control systems, diagnostic imaging, prostheses, biomaterials, environmental engineering, and various subfields of bioengineering.

Biology, ed. 2, v.
Biology, ed. 2, v.

Biology, ed. 2, v.

Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.

Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.
Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.

Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.

This book examines the history of biopharmaceuticals, the ins and outs of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, and the future of the field.

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.

Birds, ed. , v.
Birds, ed. , v.

Birds, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.

Blood, ed. , v.
Blood, ed. , v.

Blood, ed. , v.

Detailed diagrams supplement the text and allow readers a glimpse into the anatomy and life-sustaining properties of human blood. Follow the course of blood as it circulates through the body and its component parts.

Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.
Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.

Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.

Details the anatomy and mechanisms that allow bones and muscles to operate naturally and examines the consequences of disease and injury on these fundamental components of the human body.

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.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2, v.
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2, v.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2, v.

Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

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.

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

Bullying, ed. , v.

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

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

Bullying, ed. , v.

This title examines how traditional bullying and cyberbullying affect individuals and society, investigates how people are working to put an end to all bullying, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.

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

Capitalism, ed. , v.

This book covers Capitalism, an economic system that prizes free and competitive markets, private ownership, and a comparatively small role for government intervention and regulation. Yet capitalism also has many political undertones and has become associated with notions of freedom, individualism, self-determination, and anti-unionism.

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 2
CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 2

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 2

Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.

Cause & Effect, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect, ed. , v.

This title begins with a brief history of the Soviet Union's collapse and then examines these questions: How did czarist policies contribute to the rise of communism? How did Soviet economic polices lead to collapse? What role did the Cold War weapons buildup play in the Soviet collapse? How did the collapse of the Soviet Union lead to war and ethnic conflict?

Cause & Effect: September 11 Attacks, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: September 11 Attacks, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: September 11 Attacks, ed. , v.

This title begins with a brief history of the September 11 attacks and then examines the following questions: How did the Afghan-Soviet War contribute to the rise of Islamist terrorism? How did Middle East politics contribute to the rise of al-Qaeda? How did the attack by a stateless group lead to us wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? How did life in the United States change after the September 11 attacks?

Cause & Effect: The American Revolution, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: The American Revolution, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: The American Revolution, ed. , v.

This title begins with a brief history of the American Revolution and then examines these questions: How did the actions by the King and Parliament give rise to the Revolution? How did the battles of Trenton and Princeton change the course of the Revolution? How did assistance from France help the American cause? How did the American Revolution spark change throughout the world?

Cause & Effect: The Fall of Rome, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: The Fall of Rome, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: The Fall of Rome, ed. , v.

This title begins with a brief history of Rome's fall and then examines these questions: Did the barbarian invasions cause Rome's fall? Did internal disunities fatally weaken Rome? Did economic and military factors destroy Rome? Which aspects of Rome survived to become its legacy?

Cause & Effect: The French Revolution, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: The French Revolution, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: The French Revolution, ed. , v.

This title begins with a brief history of the French Revolution and then examines the following questions: How did inequality lead to revolution? How did the Enlightenment contribute to the toppling of the French monarchy? How did the Revolution result in a reign of terror? How did the French Revolution lead to the rise of Napoleon?

Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.

This title begins with a brief history of World War II and then examines these questions: How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise? How did the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor influence the war's outcome? How did the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union change the course of the war? How did the end of World War II contribute to the start of the Cold War?

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.

Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement, ed. , v.
Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement, ed. , v.

Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement, ed. , v.

Offers an illuminating story of how social and political change can sometimes result from the vision, leadership, and commitment of a few dedicated individuals determined not to fail.

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

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

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

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

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

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

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2011, v.
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2011, v.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2011, v.

Provides information on the prevalence, causes, and devastating consequences of this type of violence. Also covers the challenges that domestic violence and child abuse pose to the legal system.

Children of the Holocaust, ed. , v.
Children of the Holocaust, ed. , v.

Children of the Holocaust, ed. , v.

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the experiences of Jewish children.

Citizenship, ed. , v.
Citizenship, ed. , v.

Citizenship, ed. , v.

This book challenges readers to examine their roles as citizens of the United States, Texas, and local communities. Exploring the Texas Bill of Rights, students will grasp the basic rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens. Readers will also learn how the U.S. and Texas governments function, and what sets Texas government apart.

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.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

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

Cloning, ed. , v.

This book explores the history, science, applications, and ethical issues of cloning. Profiles include pioneers in the field, including John Bertrand Gurdon, Ian Wilmut, Shinya Yamanaka, and James Thomson.

Club and Prescription Drug Abuse, ed. , v.
Club and Prescription Drug Abuse, ed. , v.

Club and Prescription Drug Abuse, ed. , v.

This title examines how inhalants and club, prescription, and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs affect individuals and society, investigates how people are working to put an end to drug abuse, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.

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

Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, ed. , v.
Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, ed. , v.

Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, ed. , v.

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

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees, ed. , v.
Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees, ed. , v.

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Sue Monk Kidd.

Complete Cat Care, ed. , v.
Complete Cat Care, ed. , v.

Complete Cat Care, ed. , v.

This book combines everything you need to know about cats, from choosing a kitten or cat and day-to-day advice on nutrition and grooming, to guidance on behavior, play, and health and diseases.

Complete Dog Care, ed. , v.
Complete Dog Care, ed. , v.

Complete Dog Care, ed. , v.

This guide to owning a dog provides everything needed to nurture a dog from puppyhood to old age. Prospective and current pet owners can discover dogs' origins and anatomy to help understand canine behavior before moving on to determine how to choose the best dog, how to prepare a home, and how to handle everyday care basics.

Complete Flags of the World, ed. , v.
Complete Flags of the World, ed. , v.

Complete Flags of the World, ed. , v.

This guide provides everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols of the world's 196 national flags, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields, as well as their starring role in famous historical moments. This book is the ultimate reference, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and how they have evolved over the course of history.

Complete Horse Care Manual, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Complete Horse Care Manual, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Complete Horse Care Manual, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

A handbook for total horse care discusses such topics as stable conditions, nutrition, grooming, feeding, and health problems.

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.

Coral Reef Ecosystems, ed. , v.
Coral Reef Ecosystems, ed. , v.

Coral Reef Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This title will introduce readers to coral reef ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known coral reefs and their characteristics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman, ed. , v.
Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman, ed. , v.

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman, ed. , v.

Provides an in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American poet, Walt Whitman.

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

Democracy, ed. , v.

The book covers the concept of democracy and addresses some of the volatile questions that continue to puzzle even the best of us. It provides a survey of the development of this form of government, dating back to its invention in ancient Athens and continuing to the present, following its development with the changing times.

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.

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

Desert Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This title will introduce readers to desert ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known deserts and their characteristics.

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

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

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

Dictatorship, Fascism, and Totalitarianism, ed. , v.
Dictatorship, Fascism, and Totalitarianism, ed. , v.

Dictatorship, Fascism, and Totalitarianism, ed. , v.

This book examines the historical trajectory of dictatorship, fascism, and totalitarianism; their characteristics; where they intersected and how they differed; and some of the individuals--including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, among many others--infamous for violently imposing their often extreme agendas.

Digital Photography, ed. 4, v.
Digital Photography, ed. 4, v.

Digital Photography, ed. 4, v.

Updated with the latest techniques and newest equipment, this guide aims to provide beginning camera enthusiasts and photography students with the the latest developments in the field. Screen shots have been updated from OS9 to OS10, and new photos and information illuminate everything the reader needs to know to take stunning digital shots.

Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.
Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.

Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will explore the different dynasties of ancient China, the memorable leaders that spearheaded them, and the lasting influences each period had on civilizations to follow, as well as learning about the oldest examples of Chinese writing, which ruler was responsible for completing the Great Wall, and the cultural context in which Confucius became a prominent philosopher.

Discovering Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations, ed. , v.
Discovering Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations, ed. , v.

Discovering Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations, ed. , v.

This book introduces young readers to the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica. Among the civilizations examined are the Olmec, Zapotec, Aztec, and Maya. Lands, cultures, religions, and daily life activities are considered, as well as the colossal rock heads of the Olmec that still exist, the maguey plant that the Zapotec grew and used for making houses, and the temple at Chichén Itzá, among other remarkable facts and achievements.

Discovering Native North American Cultures, ed. , v.
Discovering Native North American Cultures, ed. , v.

Discovering Native North American Cultures, ed. , v.

This book explores the pre-Columbian native civilizations that thrived in North America, revealing a diverse range of cultures, languages, and customs. The devastating impact of European contact and conquest is described, as is the story of cultural survival in the face of near extinction. The modern life of native North American peoples and the ways in which they are keeping their heritage alive are also celebrated.

Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries, ed. , v.
Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries, ed. , v.

Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries, ed. , v.

Provides basic information about the most common afflictions that young people are likely to encounter.

Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4, v.
Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4, v.

Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4, v.

Provides facts about drug use, abuse, and addiction. It describes the physical and psychological effects of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, ecstasy, and many other drugs and chemicals that are often abused.

Drugs of Abuse, ed. , v.
Drugs of Abuse, ed. , v.

Drugs of Abuse, ed. , v.

Provides details about the most popular and most dangerous substances, both legal and illegal, affecting students and the general public today.

Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.
Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.

Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.

Examines the interconnectedness of the ear, nose, and throat within the human body and how disorders and diseases cause afflictions to these areas.

Earth and Its Moon, ed. , v.
Earth and Its Moon, ed. , v.

Earth and Its Moon, ed. , v.

Examines the unique properties of the Earth and its Moon, bodies in the solar system often overlooked by those of us so close to them.

Earth's Changing Climate, ed. , v.
Earth's Changing Climate, ed. , v.

Earth's Changing Climate, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive information on Earth's climate changes. An exploration of case studies, ancient Earth's climate, it's impact on Arctic regions, and recent studies are explored.

Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters, ed. , v.
Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

Describes natural disasters which have occurred in various places throughout the world.

Ecology, ed. , v.
Ecology, ed. , v.

Ecology, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.

Economics and Economic Systems, ed. , v.
Economics and Economic Systems, ed. , v.

Economics and Economic Systems, ed. , v.

This text provides a detailed explanation of the scope of economics, historical development, and the strengths and weaknesses of various economic systems are provided.

Economy, ed. , v.
Economy, ed. , v.

Economy, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive examination of the complex ways in which economies succeed or fail, covering the role and value of currency, the reasons that recessions happen, and why some countries are poor while others are rich.

Electricity, ed. , v.
Electricity, ed. , v.

Electricity, ed. , v.

Covers the many aspects that relate to electricity, from circuits, lightning and generators, as well as how we utilize this physical power in our lives.

Electronic America, ed. 2011, v.
Electronic America, ed. 2011, v.

Electronic America, ed. 2011, v.

Discusses how the United States has been affected by the rapid development and adoption of new electronic devices, programs, and other technologies.

Electronics, ed. , v.
Electronics, ed. , v.

Electronics, ed. , v.

Examines the inner working components of electronic devices many use in everyday life, most without ever knowing exactly how something like a computer or television really works.

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.

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

Employment, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of 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 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 Global Studies, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Studies, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Studies, ed. , v.

Provides a reference work for the emerging field of global studies, covering both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes.

Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health, ed. , v.

Text offers thorough coverage of relevant topics and issues in historical and contemporary context, with information on lifestyle habits and practices and their impact on health.

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 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.

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.

Energy and Movement, ed. , v.
Energy and Movement, ed. , v.

Energy and Movement, ed. , v.

Discusses energy and its sources, manifestations, and uses.

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

Energy, ed. , v.

This book explains the fundamentals of energy science and the impact of energy on human life and the environment. Interdisciplinary in nature, it covers topics from such fields as geology, biology, physics, history, sociology, and economics.

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

Energy, ed. , v.

Examines the unseen force of energy, both potential and kinetic, and how this force is a vital part in the area of physics.

Energy, ed. 2011, v.
Energy, ed. 2011, v.

Energy, ed. 2011, v.

Presents the latest information on U.S. energy consumption and production, compared with years past. Controversial issues such as the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the possibility of exhausting fossil fuel supplies, and the harm done to the environment by mining, drilling, and pollution are explored.

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.

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

Epics for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

Epidemiology, ed. , v.
Epidemiology, ed. , v.

Epidemiology, ed. , v.

This title presents the history of epidemiology. Text details how early studies of the spread of disease led to vaccines and medications that can halt pandemics. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible. A case study on the current Ebola outbreak is also included.

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.

Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.
Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.

Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in detailed exploration of genetics and evolution including findings in fossils and on the microscopic level, from plants and animals to humans.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.
Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

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 Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, ed. , v.
Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, ed. , v.

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American playwright, Tennessee Williams.

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, ed. , v.
Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, ed. , v.

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, ed. , v.

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

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.

Famous Texans, ed. , v.
Famous Texans, ed. , v.

Famous Texans, ed. , v.

This text teaches readers about some of Texas's most important and famous people, such as Stephen Austin, Barbara Jordan, and George W. Bush.

Farming and the Food Supply, ed. , v.
Farming and the Food Supply, ed. , v.

Farming and the Food Supply, 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 farming and the food supply.

Feudalism, Monarchies, and Nobility, ed. , v.
Feudalism, Monarchies, and Nobility, ed. , v.

Feudalism, Monarchies, and Nobility, ed. , v.

This book provides a firm grounding in the historic political, social, and economic implications of rule by monarchy, including the prevalence of the feudal system in medieval Europe. Modern monarchies and the role of the aristocracy in every age are also detailed.

Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.
Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.

Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

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

Food Science, ed. , v.

This title presents the history of food science. Text details how early studies of nutrition and food chemistry led to today's food safety standards and genetically modified crops. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

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.

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

Forensic Science, ed. , v.

This title presents the history of forensics. Text details how early studies of toxic chemicals and firearm analysis led to modern scientific crime solving techniques. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Fracking, ed. , v.
Fracking, ed. , v.

Fracking, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding fracking (a process that unlocks huge reserves of natural gas deep under the earth’s surface) and provides an overview of the topic.

French and Indian War, ed. , v.
French and Indian War, ed. , v.

French and Indian War, ed. , v.

Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Features include illustrations, maps, graphs and charts, photographs, and a further reading list. Designed for student and general audiences.

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 U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.

Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

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

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

Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.

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

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

Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect, and are affected by, social change.

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

Gambling, ed. 2011, v.
Gambling, ed. 2011, v.

Gambling, ed. 2011, v.

Presents in-depth information on how casino gambling, sports gambling, lotteries, and Internet gambling work, provides up-to-date financial data for each, and discusses the effects of these and other gambling activities on the communities in which they take place. Also discussed are American attitudes toward gambling.

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 Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.
Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.

This book covers the foundations of genes and heredity to give readers a solid understanding of what modern genetics has been built on, before examining the ways in which genetic testing is used to assess genetic risk.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.
Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.

This book explains the reactions of scientists, farmers, chefs, and medical doctors to the scientific changes in agriculture, which have ranged from support to skepticism, and shows how different governments around the world view the inclusion of GMOs in food.

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

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2011, v.

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

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

Genetics, ed. , v.

This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

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.

Genocide, ed. , v.
Genocide, ed. , v.

Genocide, ed. , v.

Examines the history of genocide, details several specific genocidal attacks in our recent history, and probes the beliefs behind this critical question of whether to intervene or not.

Geography, ed. , v.
Geography, ed. , v.

Geography, ed. , v.

Presents an illustrated look at geography, including Earth's place in the solar system, rocks and minerals, climates and weather, varied ecosystems, and the human world.

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

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

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

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

Global Warming, ed. , v.

Examines two sides of the global warming debate and whether or not human activities are causing it; defines global warming; explains the science of climate change, and its potential effects on the planet.

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.

Grassland Ecosystems, ed. , v.
Grassland Ecosystems, ed. , v.

Grassland Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This title will introduce readers to grassland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known grasslands and their characteristics.

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

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

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

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

Growing Up, ed. 2011, v.

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

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

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

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

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

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

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

Gun Control, ed. 2011, v.
Gun Control, ed. 2011, v.

Gun Control, ed. 2011, v.

Explores various aspects of gun control in the United States. Includes information on firearms laws, firearms and crimes, guns and youth, public attitudes toward gun control, and gun control laws.

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 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.

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

Healthy Living, ed. 2, v.

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

Heat, ed. , v.
Heat, ed. , v.

Heat, ed. , v.

This volume examines heat and the related concepts of temperature, thermal energy, and thermodynamics and introduces readers to some of the great minds that furthered our understanding of this fundamental area of physics.

Hitler's Final Solution, ed. , v.
Hitler's Final Solution, ed. , v.

Hitler's Final Solution, ed. , v.

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on Hitler’s so-called Final Solution, the genocidal campaign that began with hatred and exclusion but steadily escalated to encompass persecution, expulsion, and, finally, the annihilation of more than 6 million Jews.

Hoarding, ed. , v.
Hoarding, ed. , v.

Hoarding, ed. , v.

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

Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers, ed. , v.
Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers, ed. , v.

Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers, ed. , v.

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the concentration camps that removed Jews from society, the labor camps that worked them to death, and the killing centers that murdered them in gas chambers, resulting in the annihilation of six million Jews.

Holocaust Rescue and Liberation, ed. , v.
Holocaust Rescue and Liberation, ed. , v.

Holocaust Rescue and Liberation, ed. , v.

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the many individuals and groups that risked their lives to rescue Jews who had fled from the dangers of Nazi-occupied territory, providing the refugees with hiding places, food and clothing, and forged documents. When the Allies liberated the Holocaust camps at the end of the war, the world finally learned the truth about the atrocities committed by the Third Reich.

Holocaust Resistance, ed. , v.
Holocaust Resistance, ed. , v.

Holocaust Resistance, ed. , v.

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on Jewish resistance that took many forms, including armed uprisings in the camps, partisan raids from forest enclaves on Nazi military assets, and non-violent activities in art, literature, and Jewish culture.

Holocaust Survivors, ed. , v.
Holocaust Survivors, ed. , v.

Holocaust Survivors, ed. , v.

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the experiences of Holocaust survivors.

How Business Works, ed. , v.
How Business Works, ed. , v.

How Business Works, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to understanding business jargon and corporate structure, making difficult business concepts easy to understand. It includes diagrams, infographics, and step-by-step information in jargon-free text.

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.

How Gene Therapy Is Changing Society, ed. , v.
How Gene Therapy Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

How Gene Therapy Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

This book covers gene therapy, a largely experimental, very expensive, and, in some instances, extremely risky technology. It remains the focus of much research and societal debate because it offers great promise for treating and preventing a number of hereditary diseases and conditions.

How Mobile Devices Are Changing Society, ed. , v.
How Mobile Devices Are Changing Society, ed. , v.

How Mobile Devices Are Changing Society, ed. , v.

This book covers smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices. This technology is driving innovation in business, government, health care, education, and many other areas. However concerns about privacy, access, and control of information have been heightened by our being always connected and constantly tracked.

How Renewable Energy Is Changing Society, ed. , v.
How Renewable Energy Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

How Renewable Energy Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

This book examines the social aspects for energy independence and concerns over global warming, prompting a boom in renewable energy technology. Scientists and entrepreneurs are experimenting with new renewable breakthroughs to supplement wind, solar, and hydroelectric power as alternatives to fossil fuel.

How Robotics Is Changing Society, ed. , v.
How Robotics Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

How Robotics Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

This book examines robotics; virtual assistants such as Siri that can keep us informed and help us manage our daily life. However even as this technology offers new capabilities and greater convenience, it threatens our jobs and perhaps even our identity as human beings.

How the Intenet Is Changing Society, ed. , v.
How the Intenet Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

How the Intenet Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

This book examines how the Internet has emerged as one of the most transformative technologies in human history. Yet because the Internet and how it is used is constantly changing, many people believe that the Internets impact has just begun, with many more changes to come.

Human Anatomy, ed. , v.
Human Anatomy, ed. , v.

Human Anatomy, ed. , v.

This book is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Digital images show the body in incredible, true-to-life detail. Exhaustive annotations provide the names of organs and structures throughout the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems, while describing their characteristics and functions. Content previously published as part of Complete Human Body.

Human Body I, ed. , v.
Human Body I, ed. , v.

Human Body I, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.

Human Body II, ed. , v.
Human Body II, ed. , v.

Human Body II, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.

Human Body, ed. , v.
Human Body, ed. , v.

Human Body, ed. , v.

Presents comprehensive information on the human body, covering such topics as the musculoskeletal system, immunology, digestion and nutrition, the human life cycle, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.

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

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

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

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

Hurricane Katrina, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview on Hurricane Katrina. It summarizes the events that occurred before, during, and after the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast region of the United States in August 2005.

Illegal Immigration, ed. 2, v.
Illegal Immigration, ed. 2, v.

Illegal Immigration, ed. 2, v.

This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive examination of illegal immigration in America, addressing its complex history, comparing its occurrence today with the past, and explaining why a solution is so difficult to enact.

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

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2011, v.

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

Immigration and Migration in Texas, ed. , v.
Immigration and Migration in Texas, ed. , v.

Immigration and Migration in Texas, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn how the blending-together of cultural traditions has created a unique demographic identity in Texas.

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.

Provides an overview of immigration, covering its impact on the economy and society, with a discussion of U.S. immigration policy reform and how illegal immigrant issues should be handled. Includes illustrations, statistics, a list of key people and advocacy groups, and a chronology.

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

Immigration, ed. , v.

Examines the two sides of the debate related to immigration, and how it affects students today.

Infectious Diseases, ed. , v.
Infectious Diseases, ed. , v.

Infectious Diseases, ed. , v.

Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.

Invertebrates, ed. , v.
Invertebrates, ed. , v.

Invertebrates, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

Investigating Earth's Desert, Grassland, and Rainforest Biomes, ed. , v.
Investigating Earth's Desert, Grassland, and Rainforest Biomes, ed. , v.

Investigating Earth's Desert, Grassland, and Rainforest Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the various biomes found spread across the globe, from rainforests to desserts, along with the animals and vegetation that live within them.

Investigating Earth's Oceans, ed. , v.
Investigating Earth's Oceans, ed. , v.

Investigating Earth's Oceans, ed. , v.

Describes the features and properties of the bodies of water that make up 70 percent of the world's surface. Examines the various branches of oceanography dedicated to studying all aspects of the ocean and its life forms.

Investigating Earth's Polar Biomes, ed. , v.
Investigating Earth's Polar Biomes, ed. , v.

Investigating Earth's Polar Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the life forms and environmental conditions found in the Antarctic and Arctic territories, where extreme cold temperatures make it difficult, but not impossible to survive.

Investigating Earth's Weather, ed. , v.
Investigating Earth's Weather, ed. , v.

Investigating Earth's Weather, ed. , v.

Examines how weather affects how we interact with out surroundings as well as provides an informative exploration into different weather conditions and forecasting.

Investigating Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils, ed. , v.
Investigating Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils, ed. , v.

Investigating Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils, ed. , v.

Examines how fossils, minerals and rocks are an integral part of Earth's history and how they continue to be of importance to our world today

Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes, ed. , v.
Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes, ed. , v.

Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes, ed. , v.

Details the motion of the planet and the nature and study of both earthquakes and volcanoes.

Investigating the Global Climate, ed. , v.
Investigating the Global Climate, ed. , v.

Investigating the Global Climate, ed. , v.

Examines the classification systems that have been developed to comprehend the different types of climatic activity and the incredible range of effects it can have on the planet.

Investigating the History of Earth, ed. , v.
Investigating the History of Earth, ed. , v.

Investigating the History of Earth, ed. , v.

Examines the prehistoric organisms, from bacteria to dinosaurs, that populated the planet long before humans arrived.

Japanese-American Internment during World War II, ed. , v.
Japanese-American Internment during World War II, ed. , v.

Japanese-American Internment during World War II, ed. , v.

An authoritative overview that explains how the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the evacuation and internment of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans, details living conditions in the camps, and discusses the economic, emotional and physical toll on interned Japanese-Americans.

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

Journalism, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Life Along the Ancient Nile, ed. , v.
Life Along the Ancient Nile, ed. , v.

Life Along the Ancient Nile, ed. , v.

The bounty of the Nile River gave the ancient Egyptians one of highest standards of living in the ancient world. Step back in time with this book and see how they lived thousands of years ago.

Life During Medieval Times, ed. , v.
Life During Medieval Times, ed. , v.

Life During Medieval Times, ed. , v.

Concentrating on the high Middle Ages, the lives of the nobility, peasants, bourgeoisie, and academics are among the topics discussed in this social history.

Life During the California Gold Rush, ed. , v.
Life During the California Gold Rush, ed. , v.

Life During the California Gold Rush, ed. , v.

Readers learn what life was like for miners and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, during the California Gold Rush.

Life During the Civil War, ed. , v.
Life During the Civil War, ed. , v.

Life During the Civil War, ed. , v.

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Civil War.

Life During the Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.
Life During the Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.

Life During the Industrial Revolution, ed. , v.

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Industrial Revolution.

Life During the Revolutionary War, ed. , v.
Life During the Revolutionary War, ed. , v.

Life During the Revolutionary War, ed. , v.

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living through the Revolutionary War.

Life During the Roman Empire, ed. , v.
Life During the Roman Empire, ed. , v.

Life During the Roman Empire, ed. , v.

This book provides the peoples' perspective of life in ancient Rome. It features first-hand accounts of home and family, entertainments, religious practices, the work lives of citizens and slaves, and life in the Roman legion.

Life in Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Life in Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Living in ancient Mesopotamia could sometimes be harsh and dangerous, yet it could also be comfortable and fulfilling because the early inhabitants invented cities, writing, and other key elements of civilized life. Farming, trade, the home, education, women’s roles, religious beliefs, technology and transportation are some of the topics discussed in this social history.

Life in Colonial America, ed. , v.
Life in Colonial America, ed. , v.

Life in Colonial America, ed. , v.

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living in Colonial America.

Life in Contemporary Texas, ed. , v.
Life in Contemporary Texas, ed. , v.

Life in Contemporary Texas, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the diverse influences that helped shape Texas' cultural identity. Readers explore the ways architecture, food, and language in Texas are influenced by its close cultural and historical ties to Spain, Mexico, and Native American tribes.

Life on the Frontier, ed. , v.
Life on the Frontier, ed. , v.

Life on the Frontier, ed. , v.

Readers learn what life was like for individuals and their families, what their days consisted of, what they ate and what they wore, living on the frontier.

Light, ed. , v.
Light, ed. , v.

Light, ed. , v.

This volume examines the fundamentals of light—including how it is measured, its interaction with matter, and the particle and wave theories of light.

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 Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1
Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

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.

Mammals, ed. , v.
Mammals, ed. , v.

Mammals, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of mammals, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Mathematics, ed. 2, v.
Mathematics, ed. 2, v.

Mathematics, ed. 2, v.

Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field.

Matter, ed. , v.
Matter, ed. , v.

Matter, ed. , v.

This volume examines the different states and properties of matter (solids, liquids, and gases), as well as the laws and forces to which matter is subject.

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.

Medicine, ed. , v.
Medicine, ed. , v.

Medicine, ed. , v.

This title presents the history of medicine. Text details how early studies of anatomy and circulation led to robotic surgery and heart transplants. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

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.

Mexican-American Cuisine, ed. , v.
Mexican-American Cuisine, ed. , v.

Mexican-American Cuisine, ed. , v.

Explores the boundaries between Mexican and Mexican-American foods, promotes philosophical understandings of Mexican-American cuisine, and shares recipes from both past and present.

Mexican-American War, ed. , v.
Mexican-American War, ed. , v.

Mexican-American War, ed. , v.

Covers the period from the U.S. annexation of Texas to the Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo (1848), including the battles of the conflict and also the mixed feelings of Americans regarding the war.

Mexico Today, ed. , v.
Mexico Today, ed. , v.

Mexico Today, ed. , v.

Examines modern Mexican life, providing over 200 entries on politics, government, economics, society, and culture.

Mexico at War, ed. , v.
Mexico at War, ed. , v.

Mexico at War, ed. , v.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Mexico's military history from 1810 to the present day covering military battles, internal rebellions, revolutions, and drug wars. It provides a complete military history of the country since its War of Independence in 1810 through the present day, including the evolution of combat in the region, the motivations and tensions behind recurrent conflicts, and the dubious beginnings of drug gangs and warlords.

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.

Money and Capital, ed. , v.
Money and Capital, ed. , v.

Money and Capital, ed. , v.

This text provides explanations of topics such as how we determine value, what exactly capital is and how it relates to money. The gold standard, various currencies from around the world, and interest theory are also covered.

National Security, ed. 2011, v.
National Security, ed. 2011, v.

National Security, ed. 2011, v.

Covers formation of the Department of Homeland Security, increased security measures at airports, the enactment of the Patriot Act of 2001, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Provides the history of national security in the United States; descriptions of the various conventional and nonproliferation treaties and regimes; and information on countries of concern to the United States.

Nature and Wildlife, ed. , v.
Nature and Wildlife, ed. , v.

Nature and Wildlife, 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 nature and wildlife.

Nazi War Criminals, ed. , v.
Nazi War Criminals, ed. , v.

Nazi War Criminals, ed. , v.

This series examines the people and events that lie at the heart of the Holocaust. This title focuses on the global effort to bring Nazi war criminals to justice.

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 Economists, ed. , v.
Notable Economists, ed. , v.

Notable Economists, ed. , v.

This text provides profiles of the most notable contributors to economic thought and the impact they continue to have throughout the world today.

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.

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

Ocean Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This title will introduce readers to ocean ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known oceans and their characteristics. .

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

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

This book provides information about the diverse life that exists in the oceans, ocean explorers, products of the oceans, and suggestions for how the human race can help to preserve the health and welfare of the world's oceans.

Oil, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Oil, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Oil, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Describes the history of the oil industry, the ways in which oil is refined and processed, the uses of oil and oil products, the influence that the need for oil has on the world's current political situation, and the impact of oil byproducts on the environment.

Organ Transplants, ed. , v.
Organ Transplants, ed. , v.

Organ Transplants, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding organ transplants and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

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

Provides information about the complexities of the plant kingdom, covering non-flowering as well as flowering plants and revealing their structures, natural history, and importance in human life.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.
Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.

Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs.

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

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

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

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

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

Population, Resources, and Conflict, ed. , v.
Population, Resources, and Conflict, ed. , v.

Population, Resources, and Conflict, 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 population, resources, and conflict.

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

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

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

Preserving the Living Earth, ed. , v.
Preserving the Living Earth, ed. , v.

Preserving the Living Earth, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive information on Earth's various ecosystems, their importance, and the environmental threats placed upon them.

Presidential Campaigns, ed. , v.
Presidential Campaigns, ed. , v.

Presidential Campaigns, ed. , v.

This book examines crisis points in modern presidential elections from the early 1950s through the late 2000s. Focusing on key events pertinent to each election, it provides an original account of the event, such as a debate transcript or news report, as well as a discussion detailing how the issue emerged and why it was important.

Prohibition, ed. , v.
Prohibition, ed. , v.

Prohibition, ed. , v.

This book describes the rise and fall of Prohibition in the United States, including a history of alcohol use in the U.S. before the nineteenth century movement. It provides detail on the many social, economic, and political factors leading to its gain in popularity, leading to passage of the 18th Amendment and the changes that lead to its repeal in 1933.

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

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

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

Psychology, ed. , v.
Psychology, ed. , v.

Psychology, ed. , v.

This title provides an overview of the scientific discipline that studies psychological and biological processes and behavior in humans and other animals. It includes coverage of the history of the field, the thought process, memory, theories of personality, and key figures—such as William James, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, B. F. Skinner, and Daniel Kahneman—who helped shape the field.

Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Looks at the secrets of the monumental structures of the ancient world, from the tombs of Egypt to the pyramids of Central America.

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 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.

Rainforest Ecosystems, ed. , v.
Rainforest Ecosystems, ed. , v.

Rainforest Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This title will introduce readers to rain forest ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known rain forests and their characteristics.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.
Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

The three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.
Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.

This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.

Renewing Earth's Waters, ed. , v.
Renewing Earth's Waters, ed. , v.

Renewing Earth's Waters, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive information on the interrelationship of the natural world, environmental problems both natural and man-made, the relative risks associated with these problems, and solutions of resolving and/or preventing them.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.
Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of reptiles and dinosaurs, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Revolution and Independence in Latin America:, ed. , v.
Revolution and Independence in Latin America:, ed. , v.

Revolution and Independence in Latin America:, ed. , v.

This book explores the revolutions in Latin America, their historical causes, and the new nations’ ensuing struggles, providing invaluable context for understanding the culture, politics, and social identity of the region today.

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

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Robotics, ed. , v.
Robotics, ed. , v.

Robotics, ed. , v.

This title presents the history of robotics. Text details how early mechanical automatons led to the advanced, intelligent robots of today. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.
Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.

Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.

Examines various aspects of rocks and minerals - including formation, classes, uses, and the earth's crust - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Saving, ed. , v.
Saving, ed. , v.

Saving, ed. , v.

Answers basic questions students ask about saving money and other financial skills needed for adulthood, including strategies for saving money for college, a car, a house, and retirement.

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.

Science at Work in Auto Racing, ed. , v.
Science at Work in Auto Racing, ed. , v.

Science at Work in Auto Racing, ed. , v.

Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of auto racing.

Science at Work in Baseball, ed. , v.
Science at Work in Baseball, ed. , v.

Science at Work in Baseball, ed. , v.

Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of baseball.

Science at Work in Basketball, ed. , v.
Science at Work in Basketball, ed. , v.

Science at Work in Basketball, ed. , v.

Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of basketball.

Science at Work in Football, ed. , v.
Science at Work in Football, ed. , v.

Science at Work in Football, ed. , v.

Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of football.

Science at Work in Snowboarding, ed. , v.
Science at Work in Snowboarding, ed. , v.

Science at Work in Snowboarding, ed. , v.

Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of snowboarding.

Science at Work in Soccer, ed. , v.
Science at Work in Soccer, ed. , v.

Science at Work in Soccer, ed. , v.

Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of soccer.

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.

Seismology, ed. , v.
Seismology, ed. , v.

Seismology, ed. , v.

This title presents the history of seismology. Text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

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

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 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.

Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.
Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.

Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.

Examines the human integumentary system of skin and connective tissue and all the complexities of this part of the body, including disorders and diseases which can cause affiction.

Slavery Through the Ages, ed. , v.
Slavery Through the Ages, ed. , v.

Slavery Through the Ages, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history regarding slavery; human beings held against their will.

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.
Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Nobel Prize in Literature author, Toni Morrison.

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

Slavery, ed. , v.

Covers slavery during the colonization of the Americas where more than 12 million Africans were stolen from their homelands and forced to work in plantation colonies.

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

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

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

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

Social Skills, ed. , v.

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

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

Social Welfare, ed. 2011, v.

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

Socialism and Communism, ed. , v.
Socialism and Communism, ed. , v.

Socialism and Communism, ed. , v.

The story of socialism and communism is a saga of idealism and cynicism, revolution and repression, power and powerlessness. The entire political and economic history of the modern era is contained in this account, forming a detailed and lively panorama.

Sociology, ed. , v.
Sociology, ed. , v.

Sociology, ed. , v.

This book explains the rise of the social sciences, in particular sociology, charting the history of the discipline and its founders. It examines the key principles and fundamental theories, the importance of methodology in sociology and all social sciences, and the contemporary status of sociology and today’s major players.

Sound, ed. , v.
Sound, ed. , v.

Sound, ed. , v.

This volume examines the mechanics and properties of sound and provides an overview of the "interdisciplinary science called acoustics." Also covered are functions and diseases of the human ear.

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

Space Exploration, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history of space exploration, providing a sense of time, place, and chronology through the use of maps and timelines as well as text.

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

Space Exploration, ed. , v.

Discusses space exploration, including information on NASA, early space pioneers, and rockets and satellites.

Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.
Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.

Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.

From the history of space exploration to the future of "space business", this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

Spanish-American War, ed. , v.
Spanish-American War, ed. , v.

Spanish-American War, ed. , v.

Covers the underlying causes of the Spanish American war, the battles, and the resolution of the conflict with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.

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).

Stem Cells, ed. , v.
Stem Cells, ed. , v.

Stem Cells, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding stem cell research and provides an overview of the topic.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.
Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Maps, illustrations and text describe various aspects of countries of the world including physical features, population, standards of living, natural resources, industries, environmental issues and climate.

Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment, ed. , v.
Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment, ed. , v.

Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment, ed. , v.

Examines the medical and social issues fundamental to every discussion about the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on modern society.

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.

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

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.

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

Sustaining Earth's Energy Resources, ed. , v.
Sustaining Earth's Energy Resources, ed. , v.

Sustaining Earth's Energy Resources, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive information in Earth's sources of renewable and nonrenewable energy, how they are used, their benefits and disadvantages, their interrelationships with the natural world, and the future of Earth's sources of energy.

Technology, ed. , v.
Technology, ed. , v.

Technology, ed. , v.

Uses photographs and illustrations to examine different facets of technology, including everyday application, medical uses, innovations, and technology on the cutting-edge.

Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, ed. , v.
Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, ed. , v.

Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, S.E. Hinton.

Teens and Alcohol, ed. , v.
Teens and Alcohol, ed. , v.

Teens and Alcohol, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding teens and alcohol and provides an overview of the topic.

Teens and Bullying, ed. , v.
Teens and Bullying, ed. , v.

Teens and Bullying, ed. , v.

This book explores bullying, whether online or face-to-face, and the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.

Teens and Marijuana, ed. , v.
Teens and Marijuana, ed. , v.

Teens and Marijuana, ed. , v.

This book examines the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in various states and how it has impacted teen’s views and decisions regarding experimenting with marijuana. It explores the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.

Teens and Smoking, ed. , v.
Teens and Smoking, ed. , v.

Teens and Smoking, ed. , v.

This book examines why many teenagers are picking up the habit even when medical science has proven that cigarette-smoking is a serious health hazard. It explores the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong,

Terrorism and War of the 2000s, ed. , v.
Terrorism and War of the 2000s, ed. , v.

Terrorism and War of the 2000s, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of the events and issues associated with terrorism and war during the 2000s, starting with the 9/11 attack on American soil and the War on Terrorism that followed. It also covers the terrorist attacks and wars around the world during the decade, as well as dramatic hostage situations, coups, acts of genocide, and other violent conflicts.

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

Terrorism, ed. , v.

Examines the two sides of the debate related to terrorism, and how it affects students today.

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.

Texas Cities, ed. , v.
Texas Cities, ed. , v.

Texas Cities, ed. , v.

This book features a history of some of Texas's most important cities and how they grew into the major metropolises they are today.

Texas During Reconstruction, ed. , v.
Texas During Reconstruction, ed. , v.

Texas During Reconstruction, ed. , v.

This book details the successes and failures of the Reconstruction in Texas. Readers will discover the struggles of former slaves, the animosity between the North and South, and the way both of those factors impacted Texas.

Texas During the Great Depression, ed. , v.
Texas During the Great Depression, ed. , v.

Texas During the Great Depression, ed. , v.

This book captures Texas's prosperous years leading up to the 1930s, as well as the major events and issues that caused the Texas economy to spiral into depression. The book offers insight into Great Depression politics, especially how they affected citizens and eventually sparked the recovery of the Texan economy.

Texas Geography, ed. , v.
Texas Geography, ed. , v.

Texas Geography, ed. , v.

This book teaches students how Texas's geography contributed to settling the state. It also discusses its influence on ways of life in both the past and present.

Texas, ed. , v.
Texas, ed. , v.

Texas, ed. , v.

Examines key places, people, and cultural aspects of the state of Texas, including its former independence and oil resources, with supplemental photographs and illustrations.

Texas, ed. 2, v.
Texas, ed. 2, v.

Texas, ed. 2, v.

Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Texas.

The Abolition of Slavery, ed. , v.
The Abolition of Slavery, ed. , v.

The Abolition of Slavery, ed. , v.

This book explores slavery, its abolition, and its legacy—how the battle for black freedom and equality continues to the present day.

The Age of Exploration, ed. , v.
The Age of Exploration, ed. , v.

The Age of Exploration, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history during the age of discoveries in geography.

The Age of Exploration, ed. , v.
The Age of Exploration, ed. , v.

The Age of Exploration, ed. , v.

This title tells the story of the explorers who became the first Europeans to visit the lands that would later become the United States of America. Readers will discover what the goals and motivations behind each expedition were, which native people the explorers encountered, and what sorts of obstacles had to be overcome for each expedition to succeed.

The Alamo, ed. , v.
The Alamo, ed. , v.

The Alamo, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on an old Spanish Catholic mission called the Alamo and the 187 men who defended it against Mexican troops in 1835.

The Amazon, ed. , v.
The Amazon, ed. , v.

The Amazon, ed. , v.

This book profiles the Amazon, the largest and most bio-diverse tropical rain forest in the world, covering the rain forest and the river; its flora, fauna, and life cycles; and the people who live there in the nine South American countries it extends across.

The American Economy, ed. 2011, v.
The American Economy, ed. 2011, v.

The American Economy, ed. 2011, v.

Describes the vast size and scope of the American economy, explains how it functions, and examines some of the challenges it faces, such as inflation, government regulation, off-shoring, and corporate scandals.

The American Revolution, ed. , v.
The American Revolution, ed. , v.

The American Revolution, ed. , v.

This book explores the imperial relationship between Great Britain and its American colonies, perhaps the tensest and conflict-ridden in history, which led to the American Revolution beginning in 1775.

The American Revolution, ed. , v.
The American Revolution, ed. , v.

The American Revolution, ed. , v.

This text highlights important figures of the American Revolution, major battles, war strategies, and other significant events.

The American Revolution, ed. , v.
The American Revolution, ed. , v.

The American Revolution, ed. , v.

This book provides an informative overview of the American Revolution, covering pre-Revolution dissatisfaction, wartime struggles, and the aftermath and its special challenges. It will help readers understand the roots, results, and spirit of the American Revolution, but lets them make their own deductions about many lingering issues.

The Arab Spring Uprisings, ed. , v.
The Arab Spring Uprisings, ed. , v.

The Arab Spring Uprisings, ed. , v.

This book explores the era in 2010 and 2011 known as the Arab Spring, in which the oppressed peoples of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and other Middle East and North Africa nations rose up against long-entrenched dictatorships and helped bring the promise of democracy to millions of people.

The Art of Songwriting, ed. , v.
The Art of Songwriting, ed. , v.

The Art of Songwriting, ed. , v.

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the art and culture of writing in song.

The Aztecs, ed. , v.
The Aztecs, ed. , v.

The Aztecs, ed. , v.

Focuses on the discoveries and inventions of the ancient Aztec civilization in the areas of transportation, agriculture, architecture, science and technology.

The Beginner's Photography Guide, ed. , v.
The Beginner's Photography Guide, ed. , v.

The Beginner's Photography Guide, ed. , v.

This book presents step-by-step digital SLR camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques.

The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.
The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

Provides an analysis of the U.S. Bill of Rights, with information on how it was created and how it has evolved, with examples of major Supreme Court decisions related to it.

The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.
The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.

The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume covers the Bolshevik Revolution, one of the most influential political events of the twentieth century. It shaped not only the history of Russia but that of the entire world.

The Borderlands, ed. , v.
The Borderlands, ed. , v.

The Borderlands, ed. , v.

Provides numerous essay entries covering U.S.-Mexico border history, culture, and politics.

The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.
The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.

The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.

Covers the amazing intricacies of this vital system as well as the effects of disease and damage.

The Business Book, ed. , v.
The Business Book, ed. , v.

The Business Book, ed. , v.

The Business Book is a primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. One hundred quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders, and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics.

The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.
The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.

The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.

Covers the anatomy of the heart and the effects of the diseases to which it is sometimes prone. Provides annotated diagrams and illustrations to bolster the narrative and highlight significant aspects of cardiology and the cardiovascular system.

The Chinese, ed. , v.
The Chinese, ed. , v.

The Chinese, ed. , v.

Focuses on the discoveries and inventions of the ancient Chinese civilization in the areas of transportation, agriculture, architecture, science, and technology.

The Civil Rights Movement in Texas, ed. , v.
The Civil Rights Movement in Texas, ed. , v.

The Civil Rights Movement in Texas, ed. , v.

This book examines the history of the civil rights movement in Texas. Readers will learn about the cultural tension and struggles of minorities from the beginning of Texas statehood until the mid-20th century.

The Civil War, ed. , v.
The Civil War, ed. , v.

The Civil War, ed. , v.

This book provides a brief history of the American Civil War and describes the economics and cultural differences between the North and South, the general causes of the conflict, and major battles.

The Civil War, ed. , v.
The Civil War, ed. , v.

The Civil War, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will analyze the background of the Civil War, military leadership and strategic plans of the war in the North and South, specific battles on land and sea, and the costs of the war.

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

The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.

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

The Colonial Period, ed. , v.
The Colonial Period, ed. , v.

The Colonial Period, ed. , v.

This volume showcases key figures, important events, and the emergence of the distinctive American spirit in examining the period of history when British colonists would become Americans.

The Constitution and Founding of America, ed. , v.
The Constitution and Founding of America, ed. , v.

The Constitution and Founding of America, ed. , v.

This book offers invaluable insight and historical coverage of this pivotal time in American history, from the earliest stages of our country and the emergence of the thirteen colonies, to the Revolution and the development of the Constitution.

The Constitution and the Founding of a New Nation, ed. , v.
The Constitution and the Founding of a New Nation, ed. , v.

The Constitution and the Founding of a New Nation, ed. , v.

This book explores the period immediately following the War for Independence. It focuses primarily on the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.

The Constitution, ed. , v.
The Constitution, ed. , v.

The Constitution, ed. , v.

Provides an analysis of the U.S. Constitution, with information on how it was created and its impact on the United States and the world.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Cuban missile crisis during October 1962.

The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.
The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.

The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the revolutionary actions taken in the 1950s by Fidel Castro, and US relations with Cuba over the years.

The Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.
The Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.

The Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.

This book explores the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. It shows how the Continental Congress established a framework for equality, human rights, and democratic government.

The Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.
The Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.

The Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.

Provides an analysis of the Declaration of Independence, with information on how it was created and its impact on the United States and the world.

The Digestive System, ed. , v.
The Digestive System, ed. , v.

The Digestive System, ed. , v.

Examines all the vital components involved in consuming and digesting food as well as the diseases and disorders that can plague this frequently overlooked area of the human body.

The Dream of America, ed. , v.
The Dream of America, ed. , v.

The Dream of America, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed account of U.S. immigration from 1870 to 1920. Explores the forces that drove emigrants to the U.S., shows what they experienced when they arrived, and reviews the history of U.S. immigration through the present.

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

The Early Middle Ages, ed. , v.

This book explores the Early Middle Ages of European history, when the small, decentralized kingdoms of the former Roman Empire were dominated by warfare, plagues and famines, a powerful Church structure, and a strict social and economic system called feudalism.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.
The Economics Book, ed. , v.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.

This book reveals the many ideas and schools of economics that have emerged since trading first began in ancient times.

The Economy of Texas, ed. , v.
The Economy of Texas, ed. , v.

The Economy of Texas, ed. , v.

The text examines the major industries of Texas and how they have developed, from native agriculture to the system of farming and production that exists today. Readers will learn about major natural resources and economic eras, such as the lumber bonanza and the oil boom.

The Endocrine System, ed. , v.
The Endocrine System, ed. , v.

The Endocrine System, ed. , v.

Examines the endocrine system, which consists of hormone-secreting glands, that are of great importance to the functioning of the human body, including reproductive activity.

The Enlightenment, ed. , v.
The Enlightenment, ed. , v.

The Enlightenment, ed. , v.

This book explores the Enlightenment, a transformative philosophical period in Europe and America during the 18th century that emphasized the supremacy of reason, empiricism, rationalism, and individualism in all areas of human life, including religion, politics, science, and the arts.

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

The Environment, ed. , v.

Uses color illustrations to examine the impact of pollution, global warming, and climate change is having on the humans, plants, and animals that reside on Earth.