101 Tips for Graduates, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
101 Tips for Graduates, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

101 Tips for Graduates, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Covers everything from how to succeed in a job, and how to have a meaningful career and balance life and work priorities. Includes new tips on technology and how to avoid the pitfalls of online activities like social networking.

A Vulnerable America, ed. , v.
A Vulnerable America, ed. , v.

A Vulnerable America, ed. , v.

A factbook about national security in the wake of 9/11 attacks, written for young adults. Explores increased security measures and new challenges to our personal freedoms. Notes previous times when the United States suspended civil liberties to protect the nation from perceived threats. Outlines the country's vulnerable areas and efforts to bolster infrastructure.

AIDS, ed. , v.
AIDS, ed. , v.

AIDS, ed. , v.

Explores AIDS and HIV in detail, covering milestones in the history and treatment of AIDS, as well as new drug therapies.

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2006, v.
AIDS/HIV, ed. 2006, v.

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2006, v.

Provides a comprehensive summary of research on AIDS/HIV, including statistics, historical background, relevant laws and court cases, and descriptions of major events related to the subject.

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008, v.
AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008, v.

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008, v.

Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.

Abortion, ed. 2006, v.
Abortion, ed. 2006, v.

Abortion, ed. 2006, v.

This is one of the volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series whose purpose is to present the history and latest facts on a topic of pressing concern in modern American life. This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding abortion.

Abortion, ed. 2008, v.
Abortion, ed. 2008, v.

Abortion, ed. 2008, v.

Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.

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

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

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

Acne, ed. , v.
Acne, ed. , v.

Acne, ed. , v.

Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.

Adam Sandler, ed. , v.
Adam Sandler, ed. , v.

Adam Sandler, ed. , v.

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

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

Adventure, ed. , v.

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

Advertising & Marketing, ed. 2, v.
Advertising & Marketing, ed. 2, v.

Advertising & Marketing, ed. 2, v.

Profiles jobs in the advertising and marketing industry such as Advertising account executives, Advertising and Marketing managers, Art directors, Models, Photo stylists, and more.

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

Advertising and Public Relations, ed. , v.

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

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

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

A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

African American Almanac, ed. 10, v.
African American Almanac, ed. 10, v.

African American Almanac, ed. 10, v.

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

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

African American Eras, ed. , v.

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

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007, v.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007, v.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007, v.

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

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009, v.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009, v.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009, v.

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

Alcohol, ed. , v.
Alcohol, ed. , v.

Alcohol, ed. , v.

A factbook on alcohol, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of alcohol. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse alcohol.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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

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

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

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

America Under Attack, ed. , v.
America Under Attack, ed. , v.

America Under Attack, ed. , v.

A factbook on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States, written for young adults. Provides an overview of the events of that day, discusses the limitations of U.S. intelligence prior to the event, and the effects that event has had on American life and national security preparedness.

America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.
America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.

America Under Attack: Primary Sources, ed. , v.

On September 11, 2001, Americans' view of their world was irrevocably changed by terrorist attacks on the country. This anthology offers eye-witness accounts of people who were on the scene, statements by President Bush, other world leaders, and the public both supporting and denouncing America's campaign against terrorism, and the effect the tragedy's aftermath has had on Americans.

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

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

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

American Civil War Reference Library, ed. , v.
American Civil War Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Civil War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

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

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

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

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

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.
American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

American Revolution, ed. , v.

Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.

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

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

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

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.
American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.

Provides coverage on the best-known American women writers spanning from colonial days to the present, including biography, criticism, and bibliography for each; also includes lesser-known writers whose work is found in journals, letters, stories, and even hymns. Entries feature an assessment of the writer's works; basic biography and complete bibliography, as well as comprehensive data on writers' names, including pseudonyms, aliases, parents' names and husbands' names, etc.

Americans at War, ed. , v.
Americans at War, ed. , v.

Americans at War, ed. , v.

Covers major American conflicts from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. Illustrated articles cover both biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations, monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, humor, and music. General audiences.

Amphibian, ed. , v.
Amphibian, ed. , v.

Amphibian, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

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

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000, ed. , v.
Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000, ed. , v.

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000, ed. , v.

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

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

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2007, v.
Animal Rights, ed. 2007, v.

Animal Rights, ed. 2007, v.

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2009, v.
Animal Rights, ed. 2009, v.

Animal Rights, ed. 2009, v.

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

Animal Sciences, ed. , v.
Animal Sciences, ed. , v.

Animal Sciences, ed. , v.

Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and study of wild and domesticated animals.

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

Animals, ed. , v.

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

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

Animation, ed. , v.

Profiles jobs in the field of animation such as animators, business managers, directors, editors, producers, and scriptwriters.

Anthrax, ed. , v.
Anthrax, ed. , v.

Anthrax, ed. , v.

Explores anthrax in detail, covering cutaneous, inhalational, and intestinal forms of anthrax, as well as methods of prevention and treatment. The use of Bacillus anthracis as a biological weapon is also explored.

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

Archaeology, ed. , v.

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

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.
Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

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

Arms & Armour, ed. , v.
Arms & Armour, ed. , v.

Arms & Armour, ed. , v.

Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, ed. , v.

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

Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.
Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.

Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.

A factbook on the development and uses of intelligent robots that utilize artificial intelligence. An overview of how researchers simulate brain processes in these machines, and the variety of uses the machines/robots have. Written for young adults.

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

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

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

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

Astronomy, ed. , v.

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

Automotives, ed. , v.
Automotives, ed. , v.

Automotives, ed. , v.

Profiles jobs in the automotive industry such as Automobile collision repairers, Automobile detailers, Automobile service technicians, Diesel mechanics, Inspectors, Test drivers, and more.

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

Aviation, ed. 2, v.

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

Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.
Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.

Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.

A factbook on bacteria and viruses, written for young adults. Provides information about researchers in the field, the developments in fighting harmful microbes, as well in using beneficial ones for medicines.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, ed. , v.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, ed. , v.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, ed. , v.

Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.

An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge.

Ben Affleck, ed. , v.
Ben Affleck, ed. , v.

Ben Affleck, ed. , v.

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

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. , v.
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. , v.

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. , v.

Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts.

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

Biology, ed. , v.

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

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.

Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

Bird, ed. , v.
Bird, ed. , v.

Bird, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

Black Holes, ed. , v.
Black Holes, ed. , v.

Black Holes, ed. , v.

A factbook on black holes, written for young adults. Presents evidence and theories for these objects, discusses how they were first predicted, how they form, their physical properties, and how scientists detect them.

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

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

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

Bullying, ed. , v.

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

Business & Construction, ed. , v.
Business & Construction, ed. , v.

Business & Construction, ed. , v.

Covers job opportunities in business and construction. Career profiles include corporate climate strategists, environmental bankers, green builders, and surveyors.

Business Managers, ed. 2, v.
Business Managers, ed. 2, v.

Business Managers, ed. 2, v.

Profiles jobs in the business industry such as Business managers, Chief information officers, Financial institution officers and managers, Retail managers, and more.

Business, ed. 3, v.
Business, ed. 3, v.

Business, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs in the business industry such as accountants and auditors, event planners, internet executives, office administrators, and stock clerks.

Butterfly, ed. , v.
Butterfly, ed. , v.

Butterfly, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa, ed. , v.
CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa, ed. , v.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa, ed. , v.

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

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008, v.
Capital Punishment, ed. 2008, v.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008, v.

Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.

Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual?, ed. , v.
Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual?, ed. , v.

Capital Punishment: Cruel and Unusual?, ed. , v.

Describes the death penalty in the United States, including coverage of laws and court rulings under many circumstances. Compiles pertinent data on current and historical executions, death row inmates, and public opinion. Includes complete source citations as well as listings of names, addresses, and telephone and fax numbers for relevant organizations.

Career Information Center, ed. 9, v.
Career Information Center, ed. 9, v.

Career Information Center, ed. 9, v.

Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.

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

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

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

Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science, ed. , v.
Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science, ed. , v.

Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science, ed. , v.

Offers career information in library and information science. Profiles include librarians, special librarians, library assistants, library technicians, information managers, information scientists and technicians, and education.

Career Opportunities in Real Estate, ed. , v.
Career Opportunities in Real Estate, ed. , v.

Career Opportunities in Real Estate, ed. , v.

Offers career information in real estate. Profiles include real estate sales and leasing, real estate lending, property management, property development, and real estate acquisitions and analysis.

Career Opportunities in Transportation, ed. , v.
Career Opportunities in Transportation, ed. , v.

Career Opportunities in Transportation, ed. , v.

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Air traffic controller, Bridge tender, Charter boat captain, Commercial pilot, and more.

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

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

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

Career Opportunities in the Film Industry, ed. 2, v.
Career Opportunities in the Film Industry, ed. 2, v.

Career Opportunities in the Film Industry, ed. 2, v.

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Actor, Animal safety representative, Camera operator, Director, Film editor, Location scout, and more.

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

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

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

Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, ed. 6, v.
Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, ed. 6, v.

Career Opportunities in the Music Industry, ed. 6, v.

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Booking agent, Music journalist, Record producer, Stage manager, Songwriter, and more.

Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2, v.
Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2, v.

Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2, v.

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Brand manager, Buyer, Graphic artist, retail, Greeter, Sales associate, TV shopping channel show host, and more.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2006, v.
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2006, v.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2006, v.

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding careers and occupations.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008, v.
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008, v.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008, v.

Examines various trends in careers and occupations in America. Provides the latest information on what Americans do for a living, how much they earn, how they find work, and what factors influence these key issues.

Castle, ed. , v.
Castle, ed. , v.

Castle, ed. , v.

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

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

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

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

Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.
Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.

Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.

Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scientists who made them.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Chemistry, ed. , v.
Chemistry, ed. , v.

Chemistry, ed. , v.

Provides a broad approach to chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, and its many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry as well as biotechnology, including biographies of scientists past and present. Reviews the history of the field up to modern research and practical applications, and topical essays examine the role chemistry plays in various aspects of everyday life. For academic readers.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007, v.
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007, v.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on child abuse and domestic violence, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009, v.
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009, v.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009, v.

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

Child Development, ed. , v.
Child Development, ed. , v.

Child Development, ed. , v.

Covers human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ed. , v.

Explores chronic fatigue syndrome in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

Cities of the United States, ed. 6, v.
Cities of the United States, ed. 6, v.

Cities of the United States, ed. 6, v.

Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.
Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.

Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.

A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism, ed. , v.
Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism, ed. , v.

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism, ed. , v.

A factbook on civil liberties and terrorism, written for young adults. Explores the challenges that citizens of the United States face in balancing protection of American civil liberties with effective work against terrorism.

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

Civil War, ed. , v.

Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

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

Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

Cocaine and Crack, ed. , v.
Cocaine and Crack, ed. , v.

Cocaine and Crack, ed. , v.

A factbook about cocaine and crack, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of cocaine and crack. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

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

Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.
Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

A factbook on comets and asteroids, written for young adults. Outlines evidence and theories about black holes and what constitutes them, discusses how they are detected, how scientists believe they form.

Communication, Education & Travel, ed. , v.
Communication, Education & Travel, ed. , v.

Communication, Education & Travel, ed. , v.

Covers job opportunities in communication, education and travel. Career profiles include ecotourism agents/planners, environmental activists, green reporters, inbound tour guides, nature photographers, and science writers.

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

Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

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

Complementary and Alternative Health Care, ed. 3, v.
Complementary and Alternative Health Care, ed. 3, v.

Complementary and Alternative Health Care, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs in the complementary and alternative health care industry such as Acupuncturists, Aromatherapists, Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners, Chiropractors, Herbalists, Massage therapists, and more.

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

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. , v.

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

Computer Sciences, ed. , v.
Computer Sciences, ed. , v.

Computer Sciences, ed. , v.

Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.

Computer and Video Game Design, ed. 2, v.
Computer and Video Game Design, ed. 2, v.

Computer and Video Game Design, ed. 2, v.

Profiles jobs in computer and video game design such as Advertising workers, Art directors, Artists and animators, Computer and video game designers, Computer programmers, and more.

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

Computers and Programming, ed. , v.

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

Concise Major 21st Century Writers, ed. , v.
Concise Major 21st Century Writers, ed. , v.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers, ed. , v.

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today’s most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Construction, ed. , v.

Combines concise career information to help young readers explore a wide range of possible future careers and explains the nature of the work, what it takes to break into the field, and typical earnings. Careers profiled in this field include architects, carpenters, drafters, electricians, painters and paperhangers, and roofers.

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

Construction, ed. 5, v.

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

Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.
Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.

Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.

Explores contemporary American religion in all its diversity. In addition to profiling religious groups, from the modern forms of Catholicism and Judaism to cults such as Heaven's Gate and the Branch Davidians, the set includes articles on cultural, social, and legal issues, as well as holidays and celebrations, the arts, and other topics. 2 volumes. For general and academic audiences.

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.
Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.

Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, ed. , v. 1
Contemporary Hispanic Biography, ed. , v. 1

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, ed. , v. 1

Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of Latino heritage who form the international Hispanic community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including art, music and literature to science, politics and business.

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.
Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps. 4 volumes.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, ed. , v.
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, ed. , v.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook, ed. , v.

Covering nearly 200 countries, this yearbook is filled with background notes reports from the U.S. Department of State. Entries typically cover geography, history, government and political conditions, economy, and state of relations with the United States.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library, ed. , v.
Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library, ed. , v.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library, ed. , v.

Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

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

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

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

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007, v.
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007, v.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007, v.

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

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009, v.
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009, v.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009, v.

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

Crystal & Gem, ed. , v.
Crystal & Gem, ed. , v.

Crystal & Gem, ed. , v.

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

Death and Dying, ed. 2006, v.
Death and Dying, ed. 2006, v.

Death and Dying, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of Death and Dying.

Death and Dying, ed. 2008, v.
Death and Dying, ed. 2008, v.

Death and Dying, ed. 2008, v.

Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.

Defending the Borders, ed. , v.
Defending the Borders, ed. , v.

Defending the Borders, ed. , v.

A factbook on the role of immigration and border control in homeland security, written for young adults. Explores the changes made in both immigration and border control since 9/11/01.

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

Desert, ed. , v.

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

Deterring and Investigating Attack, ed. , v.
Deterring and Investigating Attack, ed. , v.

Deterring and Investigating Attack, ed. , v.

A factbook on the roles of the FBI and CIA in maintaining homeland security, written for young adults. Discusses types of technology and surveillance used.

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

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

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

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, ed. , v.
Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, ed. , v.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, ed. , v.

This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, ed. , v.
Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, ed. , v.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, ed. , v.

Covers the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century. Covers five Arab-Israeli wars, and provides biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and the occupied territories. The Dictionary provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the area. 2 volumes.

Dinosaur, ed. , v.
Dinosaur, ed. , v.

Dinosaur, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 17
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 17

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 17

Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students, ed. , v.
Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students, ed. , v.

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students, ed. , v.

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

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.

This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).

Early Humans, ed. , v.
Early Humans, ed. , v.

Early Humans, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

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

Education, ed. , v.

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

Education, ed. 2006, v.
Education, ed. 2006, v.

Education, ed. 2006, v.

Provides the latest information and statistics of education in the United States. Covers: primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public vs. private schooling; national education goals; student testing and achievement; dropout rates; 'at risk' students; home schooling; school choice; vouchers; teacher supply & demand; public opinions about education; violence and drug use in schools; special education; education of gifted children, and more.

Education, ed. 2008, v.
Education, ed. 2008, v.

Education, ed. 2008, v.

Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and "at-risk" students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.

Education, ed. 3, v.
Education, ed. 3, v.

Education, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs in education such as Adult and vocational education teachers, Career and employment counselors and technicians, College professors, Education directors and museum teachers, Elementary school teachers, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, Park rangers, and more.

Electronic America, ed. 2007, v.
Electronic America, ed. 2007, v.

Electronic America, ed. 2007, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on electronics in America, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Electronic America, ed. 2009, v.
Electronic America, ed. 2009, v.

Electronic America, ed. 2009, v.

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

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

Electronics, ed. , v.

Profiles jobs in the electronics industry such as Avionics engineers, Cost estimators, Electricians, Inspectors, Quality assurance testers, and more.

Elijah Wood, ed. , v.
Elijah Wood, ed. , v.

Elijah Wood, ed. , v.

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

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Eminem, ed. , v.
Eminem, ed. , v.

Eminem, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Aging, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Aging, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Aging, ed. , v.

Encompasses all aspects of aging, covering a variety of disciplines including biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history, and also explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also provides a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, and Web sites. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2, v.

Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 5, v.
Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 5, v.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 5, v.

Provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business.

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

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3, v.

Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society, ed. , v.

This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare.

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Organized for the general reader and designed to complement social studies, communications, and information systems curricula.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2, v.

An interdisciplinary source that addresses not only law but also sociology, psychology, history and economics. Entries vary widely from abortion to rape and from family violence to wiretapping, offering a mirror of issues dominating today's headlines. This edition is a complete update and revision of the previous edition that includes new essays on topics such as stalking, hate crimes, and HIV.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy, ed. , v.

Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security, ed. , v.

Comprehensive guide to the history, uses, related scientific principles, and technology of espionage and intelligence, written by experts in the field. Topics range from the historical use of espionage to the emerging use of technology in modern espionage and counterintelligence.

Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.

This six-volume reference includes more than 230 articles, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health.

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.

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

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture, ed. , v.

Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 2
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 2

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 2

An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6, v.
Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6, v.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6, v.

Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

A six-volume survey of modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5, v.
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5, v.

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5, v.

Entries examine topical essays, recent phenomena, concepts, cults, prominent individuals and personalities, organizations and publications, as well as providing entries tracing the development of occultism and parapsychology in particular countries. In certain controversial areas, the case both for and against has been indicated, with sources noted for further study.

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

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Population, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Population, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Population, ed. , v.

Provides coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Encompasses the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years. Topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates, immigration, problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and many other issues.

Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing, ed. , v.

Provides information on products and the relationships between products and their industries. Explores various aspects of a product, the manufacturers, suppliers, immediate and adjacent industries and markets. Emphasizes manufacturers of numerous durable goods such as tires, automobiles, appliances, business equipment, home furnishing and sporting goods.

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America, ed. , v.

A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Russian History, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive discussion of Russia's people, politics, economics, religion, and social systems; and is designed to complement the study of comparative politics, world history, geography, literature, arts and culture and world cultures. Entries span the period from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.

A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics, ed. , v.

This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2, v.

This classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450, ed. , v.

Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 31
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 31

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 31

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

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

Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.

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

Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. , v.

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture. Its cross-cultural perspective meets high school curricular requirements for world studies and social sciences.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of the military aspects of the American Revolutionary War, covering the period 1763-1783. The alphabetically arranged entries include biographies as well as discussions of campaigns and strategy; battles, skirmishes, and naval actions; weaponry; political issues and events; and how the European powers participated in the conflict. For students, historians, and general readers.

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development, ed. , v.

Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, ed. 2, v.

The set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of the formative years of the United States, starting just prior to the American Revolution and ending with the inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829. Presents 671 alphabetically arranged entries focusing on the major political markers and milestones, as well as the art, music, literature and daily life, of this period. For secondary and college students, researchers, and general readers.

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

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

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

Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.
Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.

Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.

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

Endangered Species, ed. 2006, v.
Endangered Species, ed. 2006, v.

Endangered Species, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the topic of protecting biological diversity, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

Endangered Species, ed. 2008, v.
Endangered Species, ed. 2008, v.

Endangered Species, ed. 2008, v.

Discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.

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

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

A factbook on energy alternatives, written for young adults. Discusses development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal power.

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

Energy, ed. , v.

Covers job opportunities in energy. Career profiles include electrical engineers, green vehicle designers, nuclear engineers, and solar engineers.

Energy, ed. 2007, v.
Energy, ed. 2007, v.

Energy, ed. 2007, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on energy, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Energy, ed. 2009, v.
Energy, ed. 2009, v.

Energy, ed. 2009, v.

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

Engineering, Mechanics, and Architecture, ed. , v.
Engineering, Mechanics, and Architecture, ed. , v.

Engineering, Mechanics, and Architecture, ed. , v.

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

Entrepreneurs, ed. 3, v.
Entrepreneurs, ed. 3, v.

Entrepreneurs, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs for career-driven readers interested in managing their own business such as Antiques and art dealers, Bed and breakfast owners, Florists, Franchise owners, Pet Sitters, and more.

Environment & Natural Resources, ed. , v.
Environment & Natural Resources, ed. , v.

Environment & Natural Resources, ed. , v.

Covers job opportunities in the Environment and Natural Resources. Career profiles include Air quality engineers, Foresters, Organic farmers, Range managers, and Recycling Coordinators.

Environment, ed. 4, v.
Environment, ed. 4, v.

Environment, ed. 4, v.

Profiles jobs in the environment such as air quality engineers, fish and game wardens, geologists, park rangers, and soil scientists.

Environment: A Revolution in Attitudes, ed. 2006, v.
Environment: A Revolution in Attitudes, ed. 2006, v.

Environment: A Revolution in Attitudes, ed. 2006, v.

Describes the state of the environment, especially in the United States, and examines human effects on the environment such as water pollution, hazardous waste, global warming, acid rain, etc.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

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

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

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

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction, ed. , v.

A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

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

Everyday Finance, ed. , v.
Everyday Finance, ed. , v.

Everyday Finance, ed. , v.

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

Explorer, ed. , v.
Explorer, ed. , v.

Explorer, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Exploring Mars, ed. , v.
Exploring Mars, ed. , v.

Exploring Mars, ed. , v.

A factbook on Mars exploration, written for young adults. Discusses similarities (and differences) between Mars and Earth, failed and successful space missions, and future plans for exploration.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students, ed. , v.
Extremist Groups: Information for Students, ed. , v.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students, ed. , v.

Provides an overview and history of 150 extremist organizations worldwide that are active today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fashion, ed. , v.
Fashion, ed. , v.

Fashion, ed. , v.

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

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

Film, ed. , v.

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

Fish, ed. , v.
Fish, ed. , v.

Fish, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Flying Machine, ed. , v.
Flying Machine, ed. , v.

Flying Machine, ed. , v.

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

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

Food Services, ed. , v.

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

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

Forensics, ed. , v.

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

Fossil, ed. , v.
Fossil, ed. , v.

Fossil, ed. , v.

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

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

French and Indian War, ed. , v.

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

Future, ed. , v.
Future, ed. , v.

Future, ed. , v.

Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2, v.

This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

Gambling, ed. 2007, v.
Gambling, ed. 2007, v.

Gambling, ed. 2007, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gambling, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Gambling, ed. 2009, v.
Gambling, ed. 2009, v.

Gambling, ed. 2009, v.

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

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

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

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

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007, v.
Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007, v.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007, v.

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

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009, v.
Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009, v.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009, v.

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

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

Genetics, ed. , v.

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

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

Genetics, ed. , v.

A factbook on the applied science of genetics, written for young adults. Presents basic scientific principles and how genetics is used determining and modifying the genetic code, predicting and curing disease, and solving crimes.

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

Genetics, ed. 2, v.

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

Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.
Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

Geo-Data: The World Geographical Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

The 3rd edition of this comprehensive resource, now published by Gale, provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison.

Geriatric Care, ed. 3, v.
Geriatric Care, ed. 3, v.

Geriatric Care, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs in geriatric care such as adult day care coordinators, elder law attorneys, geriatric nurses, hospice workers, and nursing home administrators.

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

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

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

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

Global Warming, ed. , v.

A factbook on global warming, written for young adults. Discusses the many negative effects of rising temperatures on earth, and prevailing theories on what is causing the rise.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

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

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

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

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.
Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Growing Old in America, ed. , v.
Growing Old in America, ed. , v.

Growing Old in America, ed. , v.

Contains statistics on the elderly, discusses their living arrangements, work, health care, and special problems, and examines subsets of the elderly population such as women and minorities.

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008, v.
Growing Old in America, ed. 2008, v.

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008, v.

Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.

Growing Up, ed. 2007, v.
Growing Up, ed. 2007, v.

Growing Up, ed. 2007, v.

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

Growing Up, ed. 2009, v.
Growing Up, ed. 2009, v.

Growing Up, ed. 2009, v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

Gun Control, ed. 2007, v.
Gun Control, ed. 2007, v.

Gun Control, ed. 2007, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gun control, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Gun Control, ed. 2009, v.
Gun Control, ed. 2009, v.

Gun Control, ed. 2009, v.

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

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

Guns in America, ed. , v.

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

Hallucinogens, ed. , v.
Hallucinogens, ed. , v.

Hallucinogens, ed. , v.

A factbook about hallucinogens, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

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

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

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

Headaches, ed. , v.
Headaches, ed. , v.

Headaches, ed. , v.

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

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

Health Care Management, ed. , v.

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

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

Health Care Providers, ed. , v.

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

Health and Wellness, ed. 2006, v.
Health and Wellness, ed. 2006, v.

Health and Wellness, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on illness and disease among Americans, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008, v.
Health and Wellness, ed. 2008, v.

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008, v.

Examines health and wellness among Americans, including the ways in which illness is currently prevented, identified, and treated. Describes the most common types of chronic, degenerative, genetic, and infectious diseases, as well as the concepts of mental health and illness. Covers both traditional and alternative medicine.

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

Healthy Living, ed. 2, v.

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

Hemophilia, ed. , v.
Hemophilia, ed. , v.

Hemophilia, ed. , v.

Explores hemophilia in detail, covering the ways advances in the understanding of blood clotting and genetics have helped develop new treatments and a more manageable lifestyle for hemophiliacs.

Heroin, ed. , v.
Heroin, ed. , v.

Heroin, ed. , v.

A factbook on the dangers of heroin, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of the drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

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

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

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

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1
History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

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

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

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

Horse, ed. , v.
Horse, ed. , v.

Horse, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Hospitality and Personal Care, ed. , v.
Hospitality and Personal Care, ed. , v.

Hospitality and Personal Care, ed. , v.

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

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

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

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

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

Human Body, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 3, v.

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

Human Services, ed. , v.
Human Services, ed. , v.

Human Services, ed. , v.

Provides a brief overview and the tools necessary to transition into a career in human services; profiles include event planner, funeral service director, life coach, social worker and substance abuse counselor.

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

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

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

Hunting Down the Terrorists, ed. , v.
Hunting Down the Terrorists, ed. , v.

Hunting Down the Terrorists, ed. , v.

A factbook on homeland security, written for young adults. Explores new technologies, interrogation techniques, military efforts, global coalitions and prosecution methods designed to identify and stop terrorist activity.

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

Hurricane, ed. , v.

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

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007, v.
Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007, v.

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007, v.

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

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009, v.
Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009, v.

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009, v.

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

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

Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Immigration in America, ed. , v.

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

Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.
Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.

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

Infectious Diseases, ed. , v.

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

Insect, ed. , v.
Insect, ed. , v.

Insect, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

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

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

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

Invention, ed. , v.
Invention, ed. , v.

Invention, ed. , v.

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

J.K. Rowling, ed. , v.
J.K. Rowling, ed. , v.

J.K. Rowling, ed. , v.

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

Jennifer Lopez, ed. , v.
Jennifer Lopez, ed. , v.

Jennifer Lopez, ed. , v.

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

Johnny Depp, ed. , v.
Johnny Depp, ed. , v.

Johnny Depp, ed. , v.

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

Julia Roberts, ed. , v.
Julia Roberts, ed. , v.

Julia Roberts, ed. , v.

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

Jungle, ed. , v.
Jungle, ed. , v.

Jungle, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography, ed. , v.

Includes information on physical properties and characteristics of nearly 200 countries. Designed specifically for students in grades 5-12.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.

Students will find everything they need to conduct thorough research on 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.

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

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

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays, ed. , v.

Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5, v.

Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories. Includes details on Canada's arts, climate, government, health, languages, notable persons, and ethnic groups.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2, v.

Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5, v.

Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5, v.

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Knight, ed. , v.
Knight, ed. , v.

Knight, ed. , v.

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

Korean War Reference Library, ed. , v.
Korean War Reference Library, ed. , v.

Korean War Reference Library, ed. , v.

Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.

LSD, ed. , v.
LSD, ed. , v.

LSD, ed. , v.

A factbook on LSD, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of LSD. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2, v.
Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2, v.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2, v.

Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

Lasers, ed. , v.
Lasers, ed. , v.

Lasers, ed. , v.

A factbook on lasers, written for young adults. Describes the development of lasers and how they are used in communications, scientific research, industry, the military, medicine, and entertainment.

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

Law and Justice, ed. , v.

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

Law, Government & Public Safety, ed. , v.
Law, Government & Public Safety, ed. , v.

Law, Government & Public Safety, ed. , v.

Covers job opportunities in law, government and public Safety. Career profiles include city managers, conservation managers, EPA special agents, fish and game wardens, and land trust or preserve managers.

Law, ed. 3, v.
Law, ed. 3, v.

Law, ed. 3, v.

Profiles jobs in law such as Bail bondsmen, Bailiffs, Bank examiners, Bounty hunters, Corrections officers, Elder law attorneys, Forensic experts, Lawyers, and more.

Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.
Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.

Learning About the Holocaust, ed. , v.

Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

Learning and Memory, ed. 2, v.
Learning and Memory, ed. 2, v.

Learning and Memory, ed. 2, v.

Provides an overview of the full range of current knowledge about learning and memory, revised from the 1992 edition. Features new articles and article updates that capture advances in the changing fields of memory, neuroscience, and cognition. New entries include autobiographical memory, collective memory, schizophrenia and memory, and other topics. For academic audiences.

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

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

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

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

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

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Covering all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical -- the 2-vol. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying also provides a deep historical and cross-cultural perspective through the ages.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, ed. , v.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, ed. , v.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy, ed. , v.

Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more.

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

Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.

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

Mammal, ed. , v.
Mammal, ed. , v.

Mammal, ed. , v.

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Managing Your Career in the Computer Industry, ed. , v.
Managing Your Career in the Computer Industry, ed. , v.

Managing Your Career in the Computer Industry, ed. , v.

Provides tips for career success in the computer industry including advice from professionals, career strategies, and insider secrets.

Manufacturing, ed. , v.
Manufacturing, ed. , v.

Manufacturing, ed. , v.

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

Marijuana, ed. , v.
Marijuana, ed. , v.

Marijuana, ed. , v.

A factbook on marijuana, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of marijuana. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

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

Mathematics, ed. , v.

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

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, ed. 10, v.
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, ed. 10, v.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, ed. 10, v.

Provides understandable and authoritative information on numerous topics in the various fields of science and technology. Features entries written by international leaders in science and technology.

Medical Technicians and Technologists, ed. 5, v.
Medical Technicians and Technologists, ed. 5, v.

Medical Technicians and Technologists, ed. 5, v.

Profiles jobs as medical technicians and technologists such as Biomedical equipment technicians, Dietetic technicians, Medical laboratory technicians, Radiologic technologists, and more.

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

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

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

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8, v.
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8, v.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Mexican-American War, ed. , v.

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

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

Middle Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.
Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.

Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.

Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.

Minorities, ed. 2006, v.
Minorities, ed. 2006, v.

Minorities, ed. 2006, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on the topic of race and ethnicity in America, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

Minorities, ed. 2008, v.
Minorities, ed. 2008, v.

Minorities, ed. 2008, v.

Examines the differences between minority groups and white Americans across the economic, political, and social spectrums. Explores the experience of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and other minority groups living in the United States.

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

Modern American Literature, ed. 5, v.

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

Music, ed. 2, v.
Music, ed. 2, v.

Music, ed. 2, v.

Profiles jobs in the music industry such as Audio recording engineers, Computer and video game sound workers, Disc jockeys, Music producers, Music teachers, Singers, and more.

Mythology, ed. , v.
Mythology, ed. , v.

Mythology, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.

Narcotics, ed. , v.
Narcotics, ed. , v.

Narcotics, ed. , v.

A factbook on the dangers of narcotics, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

National Security, ed. 2007, v.
National Security, ed. 2007, v.

National Security, ed. 2007, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on U. S. national security, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources.

National Security, ed. 2009, v.
National Security, ed. 2009, v.

National Security, ed. 2009, v.

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

National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6, v.
National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6, v.

National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6, v.

A quick, state-by-state comparison of current state laws -- how they differ and how they're similar -- for a range of relevant subjects from abortion to employment discrimination, child custody to interest rates.

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

Nature, ed. , v.

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

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009, ed. , v.

A supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the theme of science and the church.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010, ed. , v.

This supplement focuses on the Church in Modern History, particularly WWII and after. It also includes about 200 entries on the men and women who have been beatified or canonized since 2003.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement, Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years, ed. , v.

A scholarly supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the pontificate of John Paul II and includes thematic essays presenting the man and his work. Headings include: The Papacy of John Paul II; Church Documents; People and Places; Institutions and Events, Saints and Blessed.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

This 15 volume, second edition features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

Nicotine, ed. , v.
Nicotine, ed. , v.

Nicotine, ed. , v.

A factbook on nicotine and cigarette smoking, written for young adults. Covers tobacco's history; how nicotine affects body and mind; health risks; quitting or never starting; teen issues; and the complex governmental, legal, and social issues surrounding nicotine and cigarettes.

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

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

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

Nonprofit Organizations, ed. , v.
Nonprofit Organizations, ed. , v.

Nonprofit Organizations, ed. , v.

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

North American Indian, ed. , v.
North American Indian, ed. , v.

North American Indian, ed. , v.

Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.
Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.

Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.

Profiles contemporary and historic figures whose accomplishments will inspire students of every heritage. Covering the most prominent newsmakers as well as lesser-known individuals, each volume offers full biographical entries, portraits, addresses for living listees and recommended sources for further study.

Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.
Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.

Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.

Features biographies on more than 600 sports figures from around the world and throughout history who have had an impact not only on their sport, but also on the society and culture of their times.

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

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z, ed. , v.
Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z, ed. , v.

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z, ed. , v.

This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

Obesity, ed. , v.
Obesity, ed. , v.

Obesity, ed. , v.

Explores the issue of obesity in detail, covering causes, treatments, living with obesity, and research.

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

Ocean, ed. , v.

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

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

Oceanography, ed. , v.

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

Olympic Games, ed. , v.
Olympic Games, ed. , v.

Olympic Games, ed. , v.

Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.

Opium, ed. , v.
Opium, ed. , v.

Opium, ed. , v.

A factbook on opium, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of this drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Outdoor Careers, ed. , v.
Outdoor Careers, ed. , v.

Outdoor Careers, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive overview of outdoor careers such as adventure travel guide, dog trainer, farmer, fishing vessel operator, forester, horse trainer, and more.

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

Performing Arts, ed. , v.

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

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

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

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

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

Philosophy: Feminism, ed. , v.

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

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

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

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

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

Philosophy: Religion, ed. , v.

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

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

Philosophy: Technology, ed. , v.

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

Photography, ed. 2, v.
Photography, ed. 2, v.

Photography, ed. 2, v.

Profiles jobs in photography such as Camera operators, Exhibit designers, Film and television editors, Photo stylists, Sports photographers, and more.

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

Physicians, ed. 3, v.

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

Pirate, ed. , v.
Pirate, ed. , v.

Pirate, ed. , v.

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Plant Sciences, ed. , v.
Plant Sciences, ed. , v.

Plant Sciences, ed. , v.

Introduces the fundamentals of plant sciences, such as cells, transportation and photosynthesis, and also examines related fields, such as agribusiness, conservation and ethnobotany. Fully illustrated with margin definitions, timelines and sidebars throughout. Academic and general interest. 4 volumes.

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

Plant, ed. , v.

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

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

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

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

Political Parties of the World, ed. 6, v.
Political Parties of the World, ed. 6, v.

Political Parties of the World, ed. 6, v.

Covers details of all currently active parties of any consequence in every country in the world and offers concise overviews of national parliamentary and constitutional arrangements. Compiled by nearly 80 contributors and designed to be used both as a tool for quick fact checking and for more detailed research.

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

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

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

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.
Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Provides information on a variety of pollution issues, including sources of pollution; disposal; remediation; and the ethical, social and legal environment, as well as topics such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution and zero growth population. Also covers careers and biographies of key people. For academic and general audiences. 2 volumes.