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1000 Inventions & Discoveries
1000 Inventions & Discoveries

1000 Inventions & Discoveries

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.
101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed.

101 Great Science Experiments, Updated ed.

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
9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

9/11 and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

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
A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa

A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa

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
A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell

A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell

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
A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering

A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering

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
A Closer Look at Living Things

A Closer Look at Living Things

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
A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses

A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses

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
A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology

A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology

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
A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom

A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom

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
Adapting to Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change

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
African American Eras

African American Eras

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
African American Eras

African American Eras

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
Alcohol Information For Teens, ed. 3

Alcohol Information For Teens, ed. 3

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
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2011

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2011

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

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

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

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering
Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

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
Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

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
Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

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
Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

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
Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

Amazing Feats of Environmental Engineering

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
Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

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.

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

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

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, 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
American Home Front in World War II

American Home Front in World War II

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
American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee

American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee

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.

American Law Yearbook
American Law Yearbook

American Law Yearbook

An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism
Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism

Anarchism, Revolution, and Terrorism

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
Ancient Aztecs

Ancient Aztecs

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
Ancient China

Ancient China

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
Ancient Chinese Dynasties

Ancient Chinese Dynasties

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
Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Civilizations

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
Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

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 Egypt and the Near East
Ancient Egypt and the Near East

Ancient Egypt and the Near East

Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

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
Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

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 Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Greece and Rome

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 India
Ancient India

Ancient India

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
Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya

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
Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia

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
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

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
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

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
Animal Rights, ed. 2011

Animal Rights, ed. 2011

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

Art That Changed the World
Art That Changed the World

Art That Changed the World

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.

Astronomy
Astronomy

Astronomy

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
Atlas A-Z, ed. 6

Atlas A-Z, ed. 6

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
Atlas of Ancient Worlds

Atlas of Ancient Worlds

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

Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations
Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations

Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations

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
Banking and Finance

Banking and Finance

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
Becoming Texas

Becoming Texas

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
Bioengineering

Bioengineering

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
Biology, ed. 2

Biology, ed. 2

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
Biopharmaceuticals

Biopharmaceuticals

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

Biotechnology
Biotechnology

Biotechnology

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
Birds

Birds

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
Blood

Blood

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
Bone and Muscle

Bone and Muscle

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.

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

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

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
Bullying

Bullying

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
Bullying

Bullying

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

Bullying
Bullying

Bullying

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
Capitalism

Capitalism

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

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 2

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

Cause & Effect
Cause & Effect

Cause & Effect

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
Cause & Effect: September 11 Attacks

Cause & Effect: September 11 Attacks

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
Cause & Effect: The American Revolution

Cause & Effect: The American Revolution

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
Cause & Effect: The Fall of Rome

Cause & Effect: The Fall of Rome

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
Cause & Effect: The French Revolution

Cause & Effect: The French Revolution

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
Cause & Effect: World War II

Cause & Effect: World War II

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
Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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

Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement
Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement

Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Movement

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
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

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

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

Chemical Elements, ed. 2

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
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2011

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2011

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
Children of the Holocaust

Children of the Holocaust

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
Citizenship

Citizenship

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
Class Conflict in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

Class Conflict in Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

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

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

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
Cloning

Cloning

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
Club and Prescription Drug Abuse

Club and Prescription Drug Abuse

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
Cold War Reference Library

Cold War Reference Library

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
Colonial America Reference Library

Colonial America Reference Library

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

Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

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
Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees

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

Complete Cat Care
Complete Cat Care

Complete Cat Care

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
Complete Dog Care

Complete Dog Care

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
Complete Flags of the World

Complete Flags of the World

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.
Complete Horse Care Manual, Rev. ed.

Complete Horse Care Manual, Rev. ed.

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

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

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
Coral Reef Ecosystems

Coral Reef Ecosystems

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
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2011

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2011

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

Democracy
Democracy

Democracy

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.

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman
Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

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

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar
Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

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

Desert Ecosystems
Desert Ecosystems

Desert Ecosystems

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
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

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
Dictatorship, Fascism, and Totalitarianism

Dictatorship, Fascism, and Totalitarianism

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
Digital Photography, ed. 4

Digital Photography, ed. 4

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
Discovering Ancient China

Discovering Ancient China

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
Discovering Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations

Discovering Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations

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
Discovering Native North American Cultures

Discovering Native North American Cultures

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
Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries

Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries

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

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

Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4

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
Drugs of Abuse

Drugs of Abuse

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
Ear, Nose, and Throat

Ear, Nose, and Throat

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
Earth and Its Moon

Earth and Its Moon

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
Earth's Changing Climate

Earth's Changing Climate

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
Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters

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

Ecology
Ecology

Ecology

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
Economics and Economic Systems

Economics and Economic Systems

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
Economy

Economy

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
Electricity

Electricity

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
Electronic America, ed. 2011

Electronic America, ed. 2011

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

Electronics
Electronics

Electronics

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.

Employment
Employment

Employment

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

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

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 Education, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Global Studies
Encyclopedia of Global Studies

Encyclopedia of Global Studies

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
Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health

Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine & Health

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
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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

Energy
Energy

Energy

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
Energy

Energy

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

Energy Production and Alternative Energy
Energy Production and Alternative Energy

Energy Production and Alternative Energy

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
Energy and Movement

Energy and Movement

Discusses energy and its sources, manifestations, and uses.

Energy, ed. 2011
Energy, ed. 2011

Energy, ed. 2011

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
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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
Epics for Students, ed. 2

Epics for Students, ed. 2

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

Epidemiology
Epidemiology

Epidemiology

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.

Evolution and Genetics
Evolution and Genetics

Evolution and Genetics

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
Experiment Central, ed. 2

Experiment Central, ed. 2

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
Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather

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
Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

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
Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

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

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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
Famous Texans

Famous Texans

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
Farming and the Food Supply

Farming and the Food Supply

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
Feudalism, Monarchies, and Nobility

Feudalism, Monarchies, and Nobility

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
Fish and Amphibians

Fish and Amphibians

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
Food

Food

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

Food Science
Food Science

Food Science

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.

Forensic Science
Forensic Science

Forensic Science

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
Fracking

Fracking

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
French and Indian War

French and Indian War

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

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

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
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

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
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

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
Gambling, ed. 2011

Gambling, ed. 2011

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
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

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
Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun

Gender in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun

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

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy
Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

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
Genetically Modified Crops and Food

Genetically Modified Crops and Food

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
Genetics

Genetics

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

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2011

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

Genocide
Genocide

Genocide

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.

Genocide in Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl
Genocide in Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

Genocide in Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

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.

Geography
Geography

Geography

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
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

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

Global Warming
Global Warming

Global Warming

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
Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

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
Grassland Ecosystems

Grassland Ecosystems

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
Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

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
Growing Up, ed. 2011

Growing Up, ed. 2011

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

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

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
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

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
Gun Control, ed. 2011

Gun Control, ed. 2011

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
Guns in America

Guns in America

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
Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

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
Health and Disease

Health and Disease

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
Healthy Living, ed. 2

Healthy Living, ed. 2

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
Heat

Heat

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.

History Behind the Headlines
History Behind the Headlines

History Behind the Headlines

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

Hitler's Final Solution
Hitler's Final Solution

Hitler's Final Solution

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
Hoarding

Hoarding

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

Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers
Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers

Holocaust Camps and Killing Centers

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
Holocaust Rescue and Liberation

Holocaust Rescue and Liberation

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
Holocaust Resistance

Holocaust Resistance

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
Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust Survivors

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
How Business Works

How Business Works

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 Gene Therapy Is Changing Society
How Gene Therapy Is Changing Society

How Gene Therapy Is Changing Society

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
How Mobile Devices Are Changing Society

How Mobile Devices Are Changing Society

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
How Renewable Energy Is Changing Society

How Renewable Energy Is Changing Society

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
How Robotics Is Changing Society

How Robotics Is Changing Society

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
How the Intenet Is Changing Society

How the Intenet Is Changing Society

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
Human Anatomy

Human Anatomy

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
Human Body

Human Body

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 Body I
Human Body I

Human Body I

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

Human Body II
Human Body II

Human Body II

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

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources
Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

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
Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

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
Illegal Immigration, ed. 2

Illegal Immigration, ed. 2

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
Immigration

Immigration

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
Immigration

Immigration

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

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

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2011

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

Immigration and Migration in Texas
Immigration and Migration in Texas

Immigration and Migration in Texas

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

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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
Immigration in America

Immigration in America

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.

Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

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
Invertebrates

Invertebrates

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
Investigating Earth's Desert, Grassland, and Rainforest Biomes

Investigating Earth's Desert, Grassland, and Rainforest Biomes

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
Investigating Earth's Oceans

Investigating Earth's Oceans

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
Investigating Earth's Polar Biomes

Investigating Earth's Polar Biomes

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
Investigating Earth's Weather

Investigating Earth's Weather

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
Investigating Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils

Investigating Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils

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
Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

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

Investigating the Global Climate
Investigating the Global Climate

Investigating the Global Climate

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
Investigating the History of Earth

Investigating the History of Earth

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

Japanese-American Internment during World War II
Japanese-American Internment during World War II

Japanese-American Internment during World War II

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
Journalism

Journalism

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

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

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
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

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.

Life Along the Ancient Nile
Life Along the Ancient Nile

Life Along the Ancient Nile

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
Life During Medieval Times

Life During Medieval Times

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
Life During the California Gold Rush

Life During the California Gold Rush

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
Life During the Civil War

Life During the Civil War

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
Life During the Industrial Revolution

Life During the Industrial Revolution

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
Life During the Revolutionary War

Life During the Revolutionary War

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
Life During the Roman Empire

Life During the Roman Empire

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
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

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
Life in Colonial America

Life in Colonial America

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
Life in Contemporary Texas

Life in Contemporary Texas

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
Life on the Frontier

Life on the Frontier

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
Light

Light

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
Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2

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

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, 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
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

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

Literature and Its Times
Literature and Its Times

Literature and Its Times

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

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

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

Mammals
Mammals

Mammals

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

Mathematics, ed. 2
Mathematics, ed. 2

Mathematics, ed. 2

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
Matter

Matter

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
Medicine

Medicine

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.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources
Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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.

Mexican-American Cuisine
Mexican-American Cuisine

Mexican-American Cuisine

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
Mexican-American War

Mexican-American War

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
Mexico Today

Mexico Today

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

Mexico at War
Mexico at War

Mexico at War

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
Middle Ages Reference Library

Middle Ages Reference Library

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

Money and Capital
Money and Capital

Money and Capital

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
National Security, ed. 2011

National Security, ed. 2011

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
Nature and Wildlife

Nature and Wildlife

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
Nazi War Criminals

Nazi War Criminals

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.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.

Nonfiction Classics for Students
Nonfiction Classics for Students

Nonfiction Classics for Students

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

Notable Economists
Notable Economists

Notable Economists

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, v. 17
Novels for Students, v. 17

Novels for Students, 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
Ocean Ecosystems

Ocean Ecosystems

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.
Ocean, Rev. ed.

Ocean, Rev. ed.

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.
Oil, Rev. ed.

Oil, Rev. ed.

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
Organ Transplants

Organ Transplants

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

Personal Finance
Personal Finance

Personal Finance

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.

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

Plant, Rev. ed.

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
Plants, Algae, and Fungi

Plants, Algae, and Fungi

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, v. 18
Poetry for Students, v. 18

Poetry for Students, 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
Political Theories for Students

Political Theories for Students

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

Population, Resources, and Conflict
Population, Resources, and Conflict

Population, Resources, and Conflict

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
Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl

Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl

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

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

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
Preserving the Living Earth

Preserving the Living Earth

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

Presidential Campaigns
Presidential Campaigns

Presidential Campaigns

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
Prohibition

Prohibition

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
Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

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
Psychology

Psychology

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.
Pyramid, Rev. ed.

Pyramid, Rev. ed.

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
Race and the Law

Race and the Law

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
Race in William Shakespeare's Othello

Race in William Shakespeare's Othello

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

Rainforest Ecosystems
Rainforest Ecosystems

Rainforest Ecosystems

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
Reconstruction Era Reference Library

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

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
Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

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
Renewing Earth's Waters

Renewing Earth's Waters

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
Reptiles and Dinosaurs

Reptiles and Dinosaurs

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:
Revolution and Independence in Latin America:

Revolution and Independence in Latin America:

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
Roaring Twenties Reference Library

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

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

Robotics
Robotics

Robotics

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
Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

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

Saving
Saving

Saving

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.

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 29

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
Science at Work in Auto Racing

Science at Work in Auto Racing

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

Science at Work in Baseball
Science at Work in Baseball

Science at Work in Baseball

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

Science at Work in Basketball
Science at Work in Basketball

Science at Work in Basketball

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

Science at Work in Football
Science at Work in Football

Science at Work in Football

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

Science at Work in Snowboarding
Science at Work in Snowboarding

Science at Work in Snowboarding

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

Science at Work in Soccer
Science at Work in Soccer

Science at Work in Soccer

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

Scribner Writers Online Series
Scribner Writers Online Series

Scribner Writers Online Series

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
Seismology

Seismology

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
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

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
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

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

Short Stories for Students, 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
Skin and Connective Tissue

Skin and Connective Tissue

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
Slavery

Slavery

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.

Slavery Through the Ages
Slavery Through the Ages

Slavery Through the Ages

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
Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved

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

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

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
Social Skills

Social Skills

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
Social Welfare, ed. 2011

Social Welfare, ed. 2011

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

Socialism and Communism
Socialism and Communism

Socialism and Communism

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
Sociology

Sociology

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
Sound

Sound

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
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

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
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

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

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

Space Sciences, ed. 2

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
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

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
St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture

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
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

Includes more than 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

Stem Cells
Stem Cells

Stem Cells

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

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

Student World Atlas, ed. 7

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
Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment

Substance Abuse, Addiction, and Treatment

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

Supernatural Literature
Supernatural Literature

Supernatural Literature

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
Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

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
Sustaining Earth's Energy Resources

Sustaining Earth's Energy Resources

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
Technology

Technology

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
Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

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

Teens and Alcohol
Teens and Alcohol

Teens and Alcohol

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

Teens and Bullying
Teens and Bullying

Teens and Bullying

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
Teens and Marijuana

Teens and Marijuana

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
Teens and Smoking

Teens and Smoking

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
Terrorism

Terrorism

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

Terrorism and War of the 2000s
Terrorism and War of the 2000s

Terrorism and War of the 2000s

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: Essential Primary Sources
Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

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
Texas

Texas

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 Cities
Texas Cities

Texas Cities

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
Texas During Reconstruction

Texas During Reconstruction

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
Texas During the Great Depression

Texas During the Great Depression

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
Texas Geography

Texas Geography

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. 2
Texas, ed. 2

Texas, ed. 2

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

The Abolition of Slavery
The Abolition of Slavery

The Abolition of Slavery

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
The Age of Exploration

The Age of Exploration

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
The Age of Exploration

The Age of Exploration

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
The Alamo

The Alamo

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
The Amazon

The Amazon

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
The American Economy, ed. 2011

The American Economy, ed. 2011

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
The American Revolution

The American Revolution

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
The American Revolution

The American Revolution

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

The American Revolution
The American Revolution

The American Revolution

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
The Arab Spring Uprisings

The Arab Spring Uprisings

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
The Art of Songwriting

The Art of Songwriting

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
The Aztecs

The Aztecs

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
The Beginner's Photography Guide

The Beginner's Photography Guide

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

The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

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
The Bolshevik Revolution

The Bolshevik Revolution

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
The Borderlands

The Borderlands

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

The Brain and the Nervous System
The Brain and the Nervous System

The Brain and the Nervous System

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

The Business Book
The Business Book

The Business Book

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
The Cardiovascular System

The Cardiovascular System

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
The Chinese

The Chinese

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
The Civil Rights Movement in Texas

The Civil Rights Movement in Texas

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
The Civil War

The Civil War

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
The Civil War

The Civil War

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
The College Blue Book, ed. 39

The College Blue Book, ed. 39

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
The Colonial Period

The Colonial Period

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
The Constitution

The Constitution

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 Constitution and Founding of America
The Constitution and Founding of America

The Constitution and Founding of America

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
The Constitution and the Founding of a New Nation

The Constitution and the Founding of a New Nation

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 Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

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
The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

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
The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

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
The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

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
The Digestive System

The Digestive System

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
The Dream of America

The Dream of America

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
The Early Middle Ages

The Early Middle Ages

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
The Economics Book

The Economics Book

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

The Economy of Texas
The Economy of Texas

The Economy of Texas

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
The Endocrine System

The Endocrine System

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
The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

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
The Environment

The Environment

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.

The Environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
The Environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

The Environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

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

The Eye
The Eye

The Eye

The structures and functions of the eye are examined in this volume that describes how we are able to process what we observe and react accordingly.

The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic
The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic

The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic

This book covers the catalysts, major events, and consequences of one of history’s bloodiest revolutions presented in a thrilling and academically rigorous way in this guide to the French Revolution.

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

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 4

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

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

The Great Depression in United States History
The Great Depression in United States History

The Great Depression in United States History

This book recounts the events leading to the crash of the New York Stock Exchange on October 29, 1929, and tells of personal tales as a quarter of hard-working people were without jobs, banks failed, businesses were wiped out, and the Great Depression began.

The Great Recession
The Great Recession

The Great Recession

This book explains in simple terms what caused the Great Recession, how it hurt average Americans and Europeans, and the continuing impact of the disaster which continues to reverberate throughout the world.

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

This book presents the history of the Great Wall of China, built over two millennia and one of the longest man-made structures in the world. The story of the Great Wall is an epic of opposing forces: hard labor and high achievement; power and powerlessness; literate culture and untamed nomads.

The Health Care System, ed. 2011
The Health Care System, ed. 2011

The Health Care System, ed. 2011

Examines the state of the nation's health care system, the education and training of health care providers, and the various types of health care institutions. The ever increasing cost of health care, prevalence of insurance, mental health care, and a comparison of health care throughout the world are also covered.

The History of Alternative Rock
The History of Alternative Rock

The History of Alternative Rock

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 music style of Alternative Rock.

The History of American Pop
The History of American Pop

The History of American Pop

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 music style of American Pop.

The History of Classical Music
The History of Classical Music

The History of Classical Music

A factbook on the history of classical music, written for young adults. Presents a history of the form, leading composers and musicians in the form, plus sidebars, quotations, annotated bibliographies, and an index.

The History of Country Music
The History of Country Music

The History of Country Music

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 music style of Country Music.

The History of Film
The History of Film

The History of Film

This guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. It covers the film industry's most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre-World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century.

The History of Gospel Music
The History of Gospel Music

The History of Gospel Music

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 history of Gospel music.

The History of Jazz
The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz

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 music style of Jazz.

The History of Latin Music
The History of Latin Music

The History of Latin Music

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 style of Latin music.

The History of Music
The History of Music

The History of Music

This guide travels the river of musical time, from early Indian and Chinese conceptions, when music was first used as a sonic vector for religion, through its development in the Middle Ages to great classical composers of the late eighteenth century to the music of today.

The History of Photography
The History of Photography

The History of Photography

This book traces the invention and early evolution and techniques of photography, from daguerreotypes to early attempts at color. The development of specific genres, such as portraiture, photojournalism, and fine art photography, is broken up with substantial sidebars that spotlight giants of the medium.

The History of R&B and Soul Music
The History of R&B and Soul Music

The History of R&B and Soul Music

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 style of rhythm and blues and soul music.

The History of Rap and Hip-Hop
The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

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 impact of Rap and Hip-Hop music culture.

The History of Rock and Roll
The History of Rock and Roll

The History of Rock and Roll

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 music style of Rock and Roll.

The History of Theatre
The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre

This guide to the theater's history covers theater arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood.

The History of Western Architecture
The History of Western Architecture

The History of Western Architecture

This guide covers the progression of Western architectural thought and trends in some of the most remarkable structures in the West. The evolution of architecture in many ways reflects the history of how we live, think, worship, govern, and form societies.

The History of Western Dance
The History of Western Dance

The History of Western Dance

This guide, with biographical profiles, discusses Western dance as an art form, a folk tradition, and an entertainment spectacle. It examines the wide ranging dance types, including some of ancient rituals, Christian dance ecstasies, court and folk dances, ballet, social dances, the waltz, ballroom, tap, modern dance, and break and hip-hop dancing.

The History of Western Painting
The History of Western Painting

The History of Western Painting

This guide paints for today's reader a picture of the history of painting--from its earliest manifestations through the present day. Covering such moments as early Christian iconography, the High Renaissance in Italy, and later developments in style under such movements as the Baroque, Romanticism, and Modernism, this guide brings to life the techniques and styles of painters throughout the ages.

The History of Western Sculpture
The History of Western Sculpture

The History of Western Sculpture

This guide explains how Western sculpture evolved over time as it adapted to changing cultural contexts. All the while, the book also highlights influential sculptors and key works.

The History of the Blues
The History of the Blues

The History of the Blues

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 music style of the Blues.

The Importance of Atomic Theory
The Importance of Atomic Theory

The Importance of Atomic Theory

This book examines the core idea behind atomic theory, how it developed, and the many ways that it has influenced daily life, culture, science, and societal change.

The Importance of Cell Theory
The Importance of Cell Theory

The Importance of Cell Theory

This book examines the core idea behind cell theory, how it developed, and the many ways that it has influenced daily life, culture, science, and societal change.

The Importance of Evolution Theory
The Importance of Evolution Theory

The Importance of Evolution Theory

This book examines the core idea behind the theory of evolution, how it developed, and the many ways that it has influenced daily life, culture, science, and societal change.

The Importance of Germ Theory
The Importance of Germ Theory

The Importance of Germ Theory

This book examines the core idea behind germ theory, how it developed, and the many ways that it has influenced daily life, culture, science, and societal change.

The Importance of Plate Tectonic Theory
The Importance of Plate Tectonic Theory

The Importance of Plate Tectonic Theory

This book examines the core idea behind plate tectonic theory, how it developed, and the many ways that it has influenced daily life, culture, science, and societal change.

The Importance of the Laws of Motion
The Importance of the Laws of Motion

The Importance of the Laws of Motion

This book examines the core idea behind the Laws of Motion, how they were developed, and the many ways that Newtonian thinking and knowledge have changed technology, culture, philosophy, and science.

The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

This book traces changes in American life due to industrialization, beginning with eighteenth-century England before focusing on America.

The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

This guide presents the changes that led to the revolution, important inventions and innovations, societal and economic consequences, and the Second Industrial Revolution in the United States.

The Industrial Revolution in United States History
The Industrial Revolution in United States History

The Industrial Revolution in United States History

This book explores the inventions, ideas, and innovators who helped bring the Industrial Revolution from its roots in Great Britain to America.

The Inner Planets
The Inner Planets

The Inner Planets

Examines the characteristics and facts about Mercury, Venus and Mars - the three smallest planets closest to the Sun, and neighbors to Earth.

The Instruments of Music
The Instruments of Music

The Instruments of Music

A factbook on the range of musical instruments, written for young adults. Explores percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, and keyboards. Discusses cultural background, history, and the role each instrument has had in music. Annotated bibliographies and a complete index.

The Internment of Japanese Americans in United States History
The Internment of Japanese Americans in United States History

The Internment of Japanese Americans in United States History

This book looks at the events behind this unfortunate episode from American history, highlighting the personal accounts of many Japanese Americans who were forced to live through this difficult time.

The Iranian Revolution