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A Public Health Perspective on Women's Mental Health, ed. , v.
A Public Health Perspective on Women's Mental Health, ed. , v.

A Public Health Perspective on Women's Mental Health, ed. , v.

Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book addresses women's mental health challenges such as: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. It examines the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discusses the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women.

Advances in Mechanisms, Robotics and Design Education and Research, ed. , v.
Advances in Mechanisms, Robotics and Design Education and Research, ed. , v.

Advances in Mechanisms, Robotics and Design Education and Research, ed. , v.

This book contains papers on a wide range of topics in the area of kinematics, mechanisms, robotics, and design, addressing new research advances and innovations in design education.

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.

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 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 Attitudes, ed. 8, v.
American Attitudes, ed. 8, v.

American Attitudes, ed. 8, v.

Chronicles the changes and consistencies in the attitudes of the American public on numerous social topics over the past thirty years.

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, 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 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.

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.

Animal Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Animal Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Animal Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the animal rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions, ed. , v.
Art and Architecture of the World's Religions, ed. , v.

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions, ed. , v.

Explores the major faiths from countries and continents around the globe, to help understand the creations their beliefs have inspired.

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.

Blood, Bugs, and Plants, ed. , v.
Blood, Bugs, and Plants, ed. , v.

Blood, Bugs, and Plants, ed. , v.

Explores several core biological areas that have influenced modern forensic science; Entomology ('bugs') is a specialty that uses knowledge about insect life cycles to inform death investigations. Botany ('plants') is a specialty that looks at plant materials as evidence in cases. The 'blood' section covers the identification of blood and body fluids (determining their origin as human or animal), DNA typing, and blood-spatter patterns.

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.

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.

Christianity, ed. , v.
Christianity, ed. , v.

Christianity, ed. , v.

Examines one of the most influential religions in the world, Christianity, and its evolution, philosophy, and history throughout the centuries.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

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.

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World, ed. , v.
Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Documents the extensive military history of the Islamic world between the 7th century and the present day.

Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools, ed. , v.
Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools, ed. , v.

Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools, ed. , v.

This book presents results where industrial robots have been used successfully to polish difficult surfaces, covering the latest technology in the field, including key technology such as customized several position and force controllers.

Controversies in Contemporary Religion, ed. , v.
Controversies in Contemporary Religion, ed. , v.

Controversies in Contemporary Religion, ed. , v.

This book addresses a variety of current religious issues, analyzing religion's role in the rise of fundamentalism, censorship, human rights, environmentalism and sustainability, sexuality, bioethics, and other areas. The first volume covers theoretical and academic debates, the second looks at debates in the public square and ethical issues, while the third examines specific issues and case studies.

Crashes and Collapses, ed. , v.
Crashes and Collapses, ed. , v.

Crashes and Collapses, ed. , v.

Examines forensic cases and investigative methods from the forensic engineering sciences. Includes Newton's laws of motion, which underlie accident reconstruction, the critical-speed-scuff method for determining the speed of cars, and obstacles confronting forensic investigators.

Crisis of Global Sustainability, ed. , v.
Crisis of Global Sustainability, ed. , v.

Crisis of Global Sustainability, ed. , v.

This book provides a compact insider description of the evolution and impact of the Club of Rome, a global think tank that produced a groundbreaking 1972 study 'The Limits to Growth' which highlighted the dangers of unrestrained economic growth and possible collapse of global economy during the first decades of the 21st century.

Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.
Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.

Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.

This book examines the many facets of cyber combat—from the threats of information exposure that American civilians encounter on a daily basis, to the concern of keeping up with the capabilities of China and Russia, to the inherent dangers in ignoring cyber threats.

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.

Disability Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Disability Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Disability Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the disability rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

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, Poisons, and Chemistry, ed. , v.
Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry, ed. , v.

Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry, ed. , v.

Covers a short history of forensic chemistry, detailing the story of arsenic and those who developed effective tests to detect it.

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).

Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.
Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.

Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.

Explores the broad range of environmental and human health aspects of chemical and biological hazards, from natural toxins and disasters to man-made pollutants and environmental crises. Topics covered include pharmacology, toxicology, risk analysis, air, water, and soil pollution, various toxicants and hazards, food additives and contaminants, pesticides, hormone disrupters, radiation hazards, and natural environmental hazards such as venomous and toxic animals.

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.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of 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 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 Forensic Sciences, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, ed. 2, v.

This reference source will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Contents cover the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists - and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.

Covers forensic and legal medicine, including related specialties and scientific, technical and legal issues.

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

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Global Religion, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Religion, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Religion, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive overview of the globalization of religious culture and society around the world in both its historical and contemporary aspects.

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. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2, v.

This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today’s Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe, and the Americas.

Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. , v.

Explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today. Provides an overview of Islam, and a chronology, a detailed bibliography, an index, and approximately 80 black-and-white photographs.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion and Film, ed. , v.

Provides a broad and comprehensive introduction to the topic of religion within film.

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 Religious Controversies in the United States, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States, ed. 2, v.

This book provides a thorough introduction to historical and contemporary issues in American religion, including topics such as abortion, Intelligent Design, and Scientology.

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 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 Women and American Politics, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, ed. 2, v.

This encyclopedia covers the role of women throughout America's political history.

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of the 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 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.

Entrepreneurial Women, ed. , v.
Entrepreneurial Women, ed. , v.

Entrepreneurial Women, ed. , v.

This work provides balanced and thorough coverage of women entrepreneurs in multicultural and international contexts as well as in the Western world. It explores how women everywhere are empowering themselves socially and economically through entrepreneurship and business ownership.

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

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

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

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

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

Faiths Across Time, ed. , v.
Faiths Across Time, ed. , v.

Faiths Across Time, ed. , v.

This work provides an overview of significant events and developments in religious history over the course of more than five millennia, from 3500 BCE through the 21st century, offering a chronological presentation of faith and religion over five millennia that enables readers to see the connections between historical events and the evolution of various belief systems.

Feminism and Materialism, ed. , v.
Feminism and Materialism, ed. , v.

Feminism and Materialism, ed. , v.

This book outlines the foundation of a systematic approach to an analysis of women’s relationship to modes of production and reproduction within a materialist framework. The articles cover such issues as patriarchy, paid and unpaid labor and the state.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the 'Lost Generation,' lesbian literature, and much more.

Feminist Experiences, ed. , v.
Feminist Experiences, ed. , v.

Feminist Experiences, ed. , v.

This volume presents a striking picture of the variety of feminist aims, tactics and priorities in the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the German Democratic Republic, and of the character of the women’s movement in four very different cultures.

Foreign Oil Dependence, ed. , v.
Foreign Oil Dependence, ed. , v.

Foreign Oil Dependence, ed. , v.

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

Forensic Anthropology, ed. , v.
Forensic Anthropology, ed. , v.

Forensic Anthropology, ed. , v.

Shows how crime scene investigators and forensic specialists gather evidence, solve crimes, and even liberate innocent people who have been mistakenly imprisoned.

Forensic Fraud, ed. , v.
Forensic Fraud, ed. , v.

Forensic Fraud, ed. , v.

This book examines the problem of forensic fraud both theoretically and empirically, assessing the relationships among examiner, workplace, evidentiary, and impact variables. It covers such problems as forensic techniques that have not been subjected to rigorous scientific evaluation (such as hair microscopy, bite mark comparisons, and firearm tool mark analysis); testing that is improperly conducted or analysis that is not accurate; and forensic misconduct.

Forensic Psychiatry, ed. 2, v.
Forensic Psychiatry, ed. 2, v.

Forensic Psychiatry, ed. 2, v.

This book is a practical guide to the psychiatry of offenders, victims, and survivors of crime. While focusing on jurisdictions in the UK, there is coverage of the different philosophies, legal principles, and style of services elsewhere, it integrates the clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry with contributions from internationally regarded experts from a range of clinical professions.

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

Forensic Science, ed. , v.

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

Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.
Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

Covers theories, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. Includes essays on types of investigations, investigative techniques, evidence, and specialized equipment; types of injuries, diseases, and other medical conditions; the role of forensic science in the American legal system; historical subjects, including overviews of ancient criminal cases as well as examinations of high-profile modern cases; and depictions of forensics in the media.

Forensic Testimony, ed. , v.
Forensic Testimony, ed. , v.

Forensic Testimony, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the responsibilities of witnesses going into courts to speak on their forensic technical expertise and analyses. It discusses subjects such as forensic fraud, forensic negligence, and incompetence as well as the failures of individual experts and some less than scientifically validated forensics compared to proper conduct, attitude and presentation of actual œscientific data€ versus personal opinion.

Forensics and Medicine, ed. , v.
Forensics and Medicine, ed. , v.

Forensics and Medicine, ed. , v.

Examines the science of medical forensics, which is used to combat threats such as illegal drugs and bioterrorism.

Forensics and Modern Disasters, ed. , v.
Forensics and Modern Disasters, ed. , v.

Forensics and Modern Disasters, ed. , v.

Describes the history, process, and examples of forensic sciences.

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.

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

Fracking, ed. , v.

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

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

Fracking, ed. , v.

This book provides a background of the history and development of the oil and gas industry from the earliest days of human civilization to the present moment, with special attention on the history and development of hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling.

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

French and Indian War, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gay Rights, ed. , v.
Gay Rights, ed. , v.

Gay Rights, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the gay rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

Gender & Sexuality Issues, ed. , v.
Gender & Sexuality Issues, ed. , v.

Gender & Sexuality Issues, ed. , v.

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various educational topics. This volume offers an introduction to gender and sexuality issues and their relation to the quality and accessibility of education.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace, ed. , v.
Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace, ed. , v.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace, ed. , v.

This book features insights from professionals in the fields of organizational development and diversity. It provides practical tools to help employees and managers -- regardless of race or gender -- collaborate in reaching their workplace potential.

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.

Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots, ed. , v.
Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots, ed. , v.

Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the nascent world of makerspaces and its potential. They learn how to use makerspaces tools such as Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms to build full-functioning programmable robots, all to their specifications.

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 Social Issues, ed. , v.
Global Social Issues, ed. , v.

Global Social Issues, ed. , v.

This reference provides essential, objective information that enables students to understand and evaluate the major challenges facing human society worldwide and to foster awareness and critical thinking as 'global citizens' of the 21st century.

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.

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.

Green Movement, ed. , v.
Green Movement, ed. , v.

Green Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the green movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

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.

Handbook of Collective Robotics, ed. , v.
Handbook of Collective Robotics, ed. , v.

Handbook of Collective Robotics, ed. , v.

This book covers not only current but also future key technologies and is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about collective robotics and how it might affect our society.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics, ed. , v.
Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics, ed. , v.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics, ed. , v.

This book presents new findings, practices, technological innovations, and theoretical perspectives on the latest advancements in the field of mechanical engineering.

Hate Crimes, ed. 3, v.
Hate Crimes, ed. 3, v.

Hate Crimes, ed. 3, v.

This book helps readers understand bias-motivated violence committed in the United States. It also sheds light on how government and activists are proactively combating hate crime.

Hidden Religion, ed. , v.
Hidden Religion, ed. , v.

Hidden Religion, ed. , v.

This text explores the history and origins of widely recognizable religious symbols, like the Christian cross and the Star of David, and also introduces readers to more obscure symbols from religious traditions around the world—even defunct ones like those of the ancient Aztec and Mayan societies. In addition, it discusses some of the religious secrets found in major religions, including secret societies of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism.

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.

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

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

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

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

How Robotics Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

Illegal Immigration, ed. 2, v.

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

Immigration and 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 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.

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control, ed. , v.
Introduction to Mobile Robot Control, ed. , v.

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control, ed. , v.

Provides a complete and concise study of modeling, control, and navigation methods for wheeled non-holonomic and omnidirectional mobile robots and manipulators.

Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture, ed. , v.
Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture, ed. , v.

Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture, ed. , v.

Examines the literature and visual arts of the Muslim world throughout history, and describes distinguishing features of various Islamic cultures.

Islamic Beliefs, Practices, and Cultures, ed. , v.
Islamic Beliefs, Practices, and Cultures, ed. , v.

Islamic Beliefs, Practices, and Cultures, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to Islam and its history.

Islamic History, ed. , v.
Islamic History, ed. , v.

Islamic History, ed. , v.

Provides historical information on Islam and the Muslim world, including the religion's founding by the Prophet Muhammad, the spread of Islam outside the Arabian Peninsula, and political rule by various dynasties.

Judaism, ed. , v.
Judaism, ed. , v.

Judaism, ed. , v.

Examines the complex and withstanding Judaic tradition, an ancient religion that has believers spread all over the world and has maintained a strong identity since its beginning.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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

Middle Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Milestone Documents of World Religions, ed. , v.
Milestone Documents of World Religions, ed. , v.

Milestone Documents of World Religions, ed. , v.

Examines the key sacred texts and foundational documents of the world's primary religions, from ancient times to the present, providing a perspective on how critical religious texts have influenced both the past and the present.

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 2011, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011, ed. , v.

This supplement covers the areas of art, music and literature. It includes articles written by specialists and scholars, bios of the beatified and canonized since 2010 as well as entries on other relevant current Catholic issues, events and topics, such as: Internet and the Church, Pope Benedict XVI, popular culture, sex abuse crisis, television and Catholicism, and women artists and Catholic art.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013, ed. , v.

This supplement covers a wide range of topics including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, philosophy of literature, art, and music, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. It contains numerous articles of special interest to Catholic thought and culture covering such areas as the philosophical aspects of love, hope, wisdom, marriage, friendship, death, pain and suffering, the human person and the human soul, and the philosophy of God and religion.

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 Trends in Medical and Service Robots, ed. , v.
New Trends in Medical and Service Robots, ed. , v.

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots, ed. , v.

This book describes new frontiers in medical and service robotics in the light of recent developments in technology to advance robot design and implementation.

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

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

Nonfiction Classics for Students, ed. , v.

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

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.

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 1

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.

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

Race and the Law, ed. , v.

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

Religion and American Cultures, ed. 2, v.
Religion and American Cultures, ed. 2, v.

Religion and American Cultures, ed. 2, v.

This four-volume work provides a multicultural survey of established as well as 'new' American religions and investigates the interactions between religion and ethnicity, gender, politics, regionalism, ethics, and popular culture.

Religion and Belief Systems in World History, ed. , v.
Religion and Belief Systems in World History, ed. , v.

Religion and Belief Systems in World History, ed. , v.

This book presents a global survey of world religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) and belief systems (from animism to Zoroastrianism), with major themes including how spiritual beliefs both supported and railed against war, and how religions expanded and divided across cultures and borders.

Religion and Violence, ed. , v.
Religion and Violence, ed. , v.

Religion and Violence, ed. , v.

Provides background information and analysis on issues related to religion and violence. Covers important individuals, historical events, groups and practices, theories, movements and processes, causes and effects connected to religious-driven violence.

Religion and the State, ed. , v.
Religion and the State, ed. , v.

Religion and the State, ed. , v.

Explores how different societies have defined the relationship between religion and state over time, ranging from separation of church and state to theocracy.

Religion: Beyond Religion, ed. , v.
Religion: Beyond Religion, ed. , v.

Religion: Beyond Religion, ed. , v.

This book offers a 'state of the art' look at secular life that is focused mainly on, although certainly not limited to, the contemporary American context, covering the secular life beyond religion as well as its intersection with religion.

Religion: Just Religion, ed. , v.
Religion: Just Religion, ed. , v.

Religion: Just Religion, ed. , v.

This book explores four dominant issues—race, gender, class, and the environment—and addresses each in relationship to religion.

Religion: Social Religion, ed. , v.
Religion: Social Religion, ed. , v.

Religion: Social Religion, ed. , v.

This book introduces the study of religion through the lens of social science, covering psychology of religion, sociology of religion, anthropology of religion, and the historical method.

Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.
Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.

Religion: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies, ed. , v.

This book serves as a primer to the study of religion. By employing literature, film, art, history, and other disciplines, it begins with a brief history of the modern practice, segues into religion and the social sciences, continues with chapters on Gnosticism, material culture, studies of myths and rituals.

Religions Around the World, ed. , v.
Religions Around the World, ed. , v.

Religions Around the World, ed. , v.

Contains articles examining religions originating from the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia as well as beliefs in the spirit world and a higher power.

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

Religions of the World, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Robotics, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Science and the Construction of Women, ed. , v.
Science and the Construction of Women, ed. , v.

Science and the Construction of Women, ed. , v.

This text is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the major questions currently challenging feminist scholars of science. The answers draw on material from a wide range of natural scientific, humanities and social science sources, critically examining theoretical approaches from the postmodern to the materialist to the cyborgian.

Science and the World's Religions, ed. , v.
Science and the World's Religions, ed. , v.

Science and the World's Religions, ed. , v.

This work contains essays that explore vital existential, moral, or metaphysical issues surrounding the relationship between the sciences and the world's religions.

Science versus Crime, ed. , v.
Science versus Crime, ed. , v.

Science versus Crime, ed. , v.

Provides a look at how crimes are solved with the help of forensic science. Covers investigations that have revolutionized this field of study, explores the pioneers of forensic science, how evidence is collected and analyzed, the science of DNA, fingerprinting, and more.

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

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

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

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

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 1
Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 1

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 1

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

Social Issues in America, ed. , v.
Social Issues in America, ed. , v.

Social Issues in America, ed. , v.

This work covers hotly contested social issues in America today—everything from abortion, academic freedom, and affirmative action to consumer debt, homeland security, illegal immigration, poverty and wealth, reproductive rights, and terrorism. Each entry discusses the historical origins of a particular debate or controversy; the means for dealing with it in the past; current perspectives and arguments; and the implications for society in the near- and long-term future.

Social Justice in the U.S.- Mexico Border Region, ed. , v.
Social Justice in the U.S.- Mexico Border Region, ed. , v.

Social Justice in the U.S.- Mexico Border Region, ed. , v.

This book provides a study of the social and economic injustices found along the U.S - Mexico border, addresses the dual development of the region, and provides a better understanding of life in this region of the world through its interdisciplinary nature and analysis.

Social Justice, ed. , v.
Social Justice, ed. , v.

Social Justice, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of social justice and equality from a variety of international perspectives.

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

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

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

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

Supernatural Literature, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking, ed. , v.
The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking, ed. , v.

The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking, ed. , v.

This book dispels myths surrounding fracking, corrects misconceptions, and offers impartial, scientifically based information on both benefits and challenges. Readers will learn about the effects fracking has on the environment—our water, air, and climate—as well as on human and animal health.

The Liberation of Women, ed. , v.
The Liberation of Women, ed. , v.

The Liberation of Women, ed. , v.

This book explores two of the key questions that have been systematically raised by the Women’s Liberation Movement: why have women occupied a subordinate position in society and how can the variation in the forms and intensity of their exploitation and oppression be explained?

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, ed. , v.
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, ed. , v.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, ed. , v.

Covers Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today including more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries written by an international team of specialists. This volume focuses on the origins and evolution of Islamic political ideas and related subjects, covering central terms, concepts, personalities, movements, places, and schools of thought across Islamic history.

The Robotics Divide, ed. , v.
The Robotics Divide, ed. , v.

The Robotics Divide, ed. , v.

This book, written by experts in the field, focuses on the main technological trends in the field of robotics, and the impact that robotics will have on different facets of social life. It analyzes how robotics will shape our societies in the twenty-first century, and explores future developments in robotics technology.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, ed. , v.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, ed. , v.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia explores the topic of food across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas including business, consumerism, marketing, and environmentalism.

The World's Religions in Figures, ed. , v.
The World's Religions in Figures, ed. , v.

The World's Religions in Figures, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to international religious demography, outlining the challenges in interpreting data on religious adherence, and presents a contemporary portrait of global religious belief. Offers the first comprehensive overview of the field of international religious demography – detailing what we know about religious adherents around the world, and how we know it.

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

The Writers Directory, ed. 35, v.

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

Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

A two-volume survey of how tobacco became one of the most important commodities in the history of world trade and the source of one of the biggest public health concerns in modern history. Presents 136 alphabetically arranged entries on all aspects of tobacco. Illustrated with graphs, charts, drawings and photographs. For high school and college students as well as general readers.

Top 101 Remarkable Women, ed. , v.
Top 101 Remarkable Women, ed. , v.

Top 101 Remarkable Women, ed. , v.

This biography introduces some of the most remarkable women, musicians, athletes, philosophers, artists, and world leaders of all time—individuals who are well worth knowing on a personal and professional level. This volume chronicles the lives of 101 ground-breaking individuals—Cleopatra, Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, Harriet Tubman, and Oprah Winfrey among them—as well as the challenges they faced as they sought to improve the human condition.

Trace Evidence, ed. , v.
Trace Evidence, ed. , v.

Trace Evidence, ed. , v.

Explores the microscopic world in which the forensic scientist works by addressing the issues of what constitutes evidence. Covers important methods of trace analysis, including spectroscopy and chromatography, and manufactured and natural fibers and the many ways in which they appear in textiles and are analyzed in the laboratory.

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

Transgender Life, ed. , v.

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

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

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

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

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

Twenty-First Century Novels, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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

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

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.

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

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

UXL Ignition Science, ed. , v.

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

UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.
UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.

UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.

This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.

Underwater Forensic Investigation, ed. 2, v.
Underwater Forensic Investigation, ed. 2, v.

Underwater Forensic Investigation, ed. 2, v.

This book explains the processing of an underwater crime scene and the steps necessary to conduct the operation. It summarizes the history, physics, and laws applicable to underwater investigations and includes topics such as team formation, roles, deployment, and accountability.

Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.
Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.

Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.

This title traces the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. It covers high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, antiwar activists, and soldiers and provides a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature, speeches and hearing testimonies.

Violence against Girls and Women, ed. , v.
Violence against Girls and Women, ed. , v.

Violence against Girls and Women, ed. , v.

This two-volume set provides a comprehensively broad treatment of the global problem of violence against women, addressing less commonly discussed subjects such as domestic violence in lesbian couples, abuse within the context of war crimes, and the incidence of violence and abuse against women internationally as compared to within the United States.

War of 1812, ed. , v.
War of 1812, ed. , v.

War of 1812, ed. , v.

This concise resource covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war.

Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.
Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.

Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.

This book is a one-stop resource for understanding the scope of water issues in America, from governing doctrine and legislation, to Native American water rights, to water protection and pollution, and to the mitigation of natural and man-made disasters.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.
Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

This 3-vol. set features volumes dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

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

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

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

Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.
Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.

Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.

This book chronicles aspects of the history of management, conservation, and environmental protection, with an emphasis on their global importance in the twenty-first century.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, ed. , v.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive, definitive, and up-to-date reference of the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process.

Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks, ed. , v.
Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks, ed. , v.

Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks, ed. , v.

This book reviews the challenges brought about by controlled mobility and how those challenges are addressed in wireless sensor and robot networks, ranging from deployment to communications.

Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about conditions and disorders that affect women, along with facts about recommended health screenings and tips on avoiding risk factors to maintain wellness.

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

Women's Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the women's rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

Women's Rights in the United States, ed. , v.
Women's Rights in the United States, ed. , v.

Women's Rights in the United States, ed. , v.

A comprehensive encyclopedia tracing the history of the women’s rights movement in the United States from the American Revolution to the present day.

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

Women's Rights, ed. , v.

This book presents an overview of women's rights that also addresses specific policy decisions. Within each policy entry, the author explains the factors that can influence a particular policy decision. It examines current issues, encouraging students to consider whether or not these rights will continue to evolve along with U.S. society and women's roles in it.

Women's Rights, ed. 2, v.
Women's Rights, ed. 2, v.

Women's Rights, ed. 2, v.

Examines the history and the current status of women's rights in case studies of the United States, China, and Afghanistan are presented, and new case studies on the state of women's rights in France (including a discussion of the ban of burqas) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo United States and abroad, namely Denmark, China, Afghanistan, and Kenya.

Women's Studies, ed. , v.
Women's Studies, ed. , v.

Women's Studies, ed. , v.

This book provides an introduction to the field of studies focused on women. Tracing the history of the discipline from its origins, this text sets out the main agendas of women’s studies and feminism, exploring the global development of the subject over time, and highlighting its relevance in the contemporary world.

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics, ed. , v.
Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics, ed. , v.

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics, ed. , v.

This book focuses on unique roles of women entrepreneurs in business and economic development. It includes coverage of entrepreneurial behavior, finance, and business performance.

Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.
Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.

Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the published literature on the developmental, reproductive, and sociocultural contexts of health decision-making and behavior for women. Topics covered include history of women's healthcare, employment and women's health, and the effects of intimate partner violence; health challenges; reproductive health, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, infertility, pregnancy, and menopause; and disability and chronic conditions.

World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.

Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

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

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.

This set provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.

This set covers current business and economic issues that have an impact globally.

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.

This collection provides accessible explanations of many recent scientific advances in public health, as well as advances in medicine, molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and related fields. It covers current health and medicine issues with global impact in the modern world and organizations and groups addressing these issues.

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.
Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.

This set presents easy-to-understand information on 90 global conflicts and diplomatic efforts. It covers specific conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each of the approximately 90 entries will cover the origins of a conflict or diplomatic effort, its current status, and its wide-ranging impact on the world.

Medicine

A Public Health Perspective on Women's Mental Health, ed. , v.
A Public Health Perspective on Women's Mental Health, ed. , v.

A Public Health Perspective on Women's Mental Health, ed. , v.

Written from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book addresses women's mental health challenges such as: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy. It examines the effects of mental illness on women’s lives and discusses the scope of clinical and service delivery issues affecting women.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.

Covers forensic and legal medicine, including related specialties and scientific, technical and legal issues.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Women's Health Concerns Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Provides basic consumer health information about conditions and disorders that affect women, along with facts about recommended health screenings and tips on avoiding risk factors to maintain wellness.

Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.
Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.

Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the published literature on the developmental, reproductive, and sociocultural contexts of health decision-making and behavior for women. Topics covered include history of women's healthcare, employment and women's health, and the effects of intimate partner violence; health challenges; reproductive health, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, infertility, pregnancy, and menopause; and disability and chronic conditions.

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, ed. , v.

This collection provides accessible explanations of many recent scientific advances in public health, as well as advances in medicine, molecular biology, genetics, epidemiology, and related fields. It covers current health and medicine issues with global impact in the modern world and organizations and groups addressing these issues.

Technology

Advances in Mechanisms, Robotics and Design Education and Research, ed. , v.
Advances in Mechanisms, Robotics and Design Education and Research, ed. , v.

Advances in Mechanisms, Robotics and Design Education and Research, ed. , v.

This book contains papers on a wide range of topics in the area of kinematics, mechanisms, robotics, and design, addressing new research advances and innovations in design education.

Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools, ed. , v.
Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools, ed. , v.

Controller Design for Industrial Robots and Machine Tools, ed. , v.

This book presents results where industrial robots have been used successfully to polish difficult surfaces, covering the latest technology in the field, including key technology such as customized several position and force controllers.

Crashes and Collapses, ed. , v.
Crashes and Collapses, ed. , v.

Crashes and Collapses, ed. , v.

Examines forensic cases and investigative methods from the forensic engineering sciences. Includes Newton's laws of motion, which underlie accident reconstruction, the critical-speed-scuff method for determining the speed of cars, and obstacles confronting forensic investigators.

Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.
Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.

Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.

This book examines the many facets of cyber combat—from the threats of information exposure that American civilians encounter on a daily basis, to the concern of keeping up with the capabilities of China and Russia, to the inherent dangers in ignoring cyber threats.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, ed. 2, v.

Covers forensic and legal medicine, including related specialties and scientific, technical and legal issues.

Forensic Anthropology, ed. , v.
Forensic Anthropology, ed. , v.

Forensic Anthropology, ed. , v.

Shows how crime scene investigators and forensic specialists gather evidence, solve crimes, and even liberate innocent people who have been mistakenly imprisoned.

Forensic Fraud, ed. , v.
Forensic Fraud, ed. , v.

Forensic Fraud, ed. , v.

This book examines the problem of forensic fraud both theoretically and empirically, assessing the relationships among examiner, workplace, evidentiary, and impact variables. It covers such problems as forensic techniques that have not been subjected to rigorous scientific evaluation (such as hair microscopy, bite mark comparisons, and firearm tool mark analysis); testing that is improperly conducted or analysis that is not accurate; and forensic misconduct.

Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.
Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

Covers theories, techniques, and applications of the various forensic sciences. Includes essays on types of investigations, investigative techniques, evidence, and specialized equipment; types of injuries, diseases, and other medical conditions; the role of forensic science in the American legal system; historical subjects, including overviews of ancient criminal cases as well as examinations of high-profile modern cases; and depictions of forensics in the media.

Forensics and Medicine, ed. , v.
Forensics and Medicine, ed. , v.

Forensics and Medicine, ed. , v.

Examines the science of medical forensics, which is used to combat threats such as illegal drugs and bioterrorism.

Forensics and Modern Disasters, ed. , v.
Forensics and Modern Disasters, ed. , v.

Forensics and Modern Disasters, ed. , v.

Describes the history, process, and examples of forensic sciences.

Handbook of Collective Robotics, ed. , v.
Handbook of Collective Robotics, ed. , v.

Handbook of Collective Robotics, ed. , v.

This book covers not only current but also future key technologies and is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about collective robotics and how it might affect our society.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics, ed. , v.
Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics, ed. , v.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics, ed. , v.

This book presents new findings, practices, technological innovations, and theoretical perspectives on the latest advancements in the field of mechanical engineering.

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

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

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

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

How Robotics Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

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

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control, ed. , v.
Introduction to Mobile Robot Control, ed. , v.

Introduction to Mobile Robot Control, ed. , v.

Provides a complete and concise study of modeling, control, and navigation methods for wheeled non-holonomic and omnidirectional mobile robots and manipulators.

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots, ed. , v.
New Trends in Medical and Service Robots, ed. , v.

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots, ed. , v.

This book describes new frontiers in medical and service robotics in the light of recent developments in technology to advance robot design and implementation.

The Robotics Divide, ed. , v.
The Robotics Divide, ed. , v.

The Robotics Divide, ed. , v.

This book, written by experts in the field, focuses on the main technological trends in the field of robotics, and the impact that robotics will have on different facets of social life. It analyzes how robotics will shape our societies in the twenty-first century, and explores future developments in robotics technology.

Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks, ed. , v.
Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks, ed. , v.

Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks, ed. , v.

This book reviews the challenges brought about by controlled mobility and how those challenges are addressed in wireless sensor and robot networks, ranging from deployment to communications.

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

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

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

Multicultural Studies

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.

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

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

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

Science

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.

Blood, Bugs, and Plants, ed. , v.
Blood, Bugs, and Plants, ed. , v.

Blood, Bugs, and Plants, ed. , v.

Explores several core biological areas that have influenced modern forensic science; Entomology ('bugs') is a specialty that uses knowledge about insect life cycles to inform death investigations. Botany ('plants') is a specialty that looks at plant materials as evidence in cases. The 'blood' section covers the identification of blood and body fluids (determining their origin as human or animal), DNA typing, and blood-spatter patterns.

Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry, ed. , v.
Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry, ed. , v.

Drugs, Poisons, and Chemistry, ed. , v.

Covers a short history of forensic chemistry, detailing the story of arsenic and those who developed effective tests to detect it.

Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.
Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.

Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.

Explores the broad range of environmental and human health aspects of chemical and biological hazards, from natural toxins and disasters to man-made pollutants and environmental crises. Topics covered include pharmacology, toxicology, risk analysis, air, water, and soil pollution, various toxicants and hazards, food additives and contaminants, pesticides, hormone disrupters, radiation hazards, and natural environmental hazards such as venomous and toxic animals.

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, ed. 2, v.

This reference source will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Contents cover the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists - and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis.

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

Forensic Science, ed. , v.

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

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.

Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots, ed. , v.
Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots, ed. , v.

Getting the Most Out of Makerspaces to Build Robots, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the nascent world of makerspaces and its potential. They learn how to use makerspaces tools such as Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms to build full-functioning programmable robots, all to their specifications.

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

Robotics, ed. , v.

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

Science and the World's Religions, ed. , v.
Science and the World's Religions, ed. , v.

Science and the World's Religions, ed. , v.

This work contains essays that explore vital existential, moral, or metaphysical issues surrounding the relationship between the sciences and the world's religions.

Science versus Crime, ed. , v.
Science versus Crime, ed. , v.

Science versus Crime, ed. , v.

Provides a look at how crimes are solved with the help of forensic science. Covers investigations that have revolutionized this field of study, explores the pioneers of forensic science, how evidence is collected and analyzed, the science of DNA, fingerprinting, and more.

Trace Evidence, ed. , v.
Trace Evidence, ed. , v.

Trace Evidence, ed. , v.

Explores the microscopic world in which the forensic scientist works by addressing the issues of what constitutes evidence. Covers important methods of trace analysis, including spectroscopy and chromatography, and manufactured and natural fibers and the many ways in which they appear in textiles and are analyzed in the laboratory.

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

UXL Ignition Science, ed. , v.

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

Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.
Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.

Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.

This book chronicles aspects of the history of management, conservation, and environmental protection, with an emphasis on their global importance in the twenty-first century.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, ed. , v.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive, definitive, and up-to-date reference of the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process.

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

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2, v.

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

Environment

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.

Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.
Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.

Ecosystems and Human Health, ed. 3, v.

Explores the broad range of environmental and human health aspects of chemical and biological hazards, from natural toxins and disasters to man-made pollutants and environmental crises. Topics covered include pharmacology, toxicology, risk analysis, air, water, and soil pollution, various toxicants and hazards, food additives and contaminants, pesticides, hormone disrupters, radiation hazards, and natural environmental hazards such as venomous and toxic animals.

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

Fracking, ed. , v.

This book provides a background of the history and development of the oil and gas industry from the earliest days of human civilization to the present moment, with special attention on the history and development of hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling.

Green Movement, ed. , v.
Green Movement, ed. , v.

Green Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the green movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking, ed. , v.
The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking, ed. , v.

The Human and Environmental Impact of Fracking, ed. , v.

This book dispels myths surrounding fracking, corrects misconceptions, and offers impartial, scientifically based information on both benefits and challenges. Readers will learn about the effects fracking has on the environment—our water, air, and climate—as well as on human and animal health.

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

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

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

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

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.

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

UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.
UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.

UXL Sustainable Living, ed. , v.

This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.

Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.
Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.

Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.

This book is a one-stop resource for understanding the scope of water issues in America, from governing doctrine and legislation, to Native American water rights, to water protection and pollution, and to the mitigation of natural and man-made disasters.

Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.
Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.

Wildlife Forensic Investigation, ed. , v.

This book chronicles aspects of the history of management, conservation, and environmental protection, with an emphasis on their global importance in the twenty-first century.

History

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, 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 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.

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.

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions, ed. , v.
Art and Architecture of the World's Religions, ed. , v.

Art and Architecture of the World's Religions, ed. , v.

Explores the major faiths from countries and continents around the globe, to help understand the creations their beliefs have inspired.

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.

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World, ed. , v.
Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Documents the extensive military history of the Islamic world between the 7th century and the present day.

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.

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).

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.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students.

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 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. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2, v.

This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today’s Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe, and the Americas.

Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Islam, ed. , v.

Explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today. Provides an overview of Islam, and a chronology, a detailed bibliography, an index, and approximately 80 black-and-white photographs.

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 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 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 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 Women and American Politics, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics, ed. 2, v.

This encyclopedia covers the role of women throughout America's political history.

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 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.

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

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

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

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

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

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

Forensic Science, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture, ed. , v.
Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture, ed. , v.

Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture, ed. , v.

Examines the literature and visual arts of the Muslim world throughout history, and describes distinguishing features of various Islamic cultures.

Islamic History, ed. , v.
Islamic History, ed. , v.

Islamic History, ed. , v.

Provides historical information on Islam and the Muslim world, including the religion's founding by the Prophet Muhammad, the spread of Islam outside the Arabian Peninsula, and political rule by various dynasties.

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.

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.

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.

Milestone Documents of World Religions, ed. , v.
Milestone Documents of World Religions, ed. , v.

Milestone Documents of World Religions, ed. , v.

Examines the key sacred texts and foundational documents of the world's primary religions, from ancient times to the present, providing a perspective on how critical religious texts have influenced both the past and the present.

Religion and Belief Systems in World History, ed. , v.
Religion and Belief Systems in World History, ed. , v.

Religion and Belief Systems in World History, ed. , v.

This book presents a global survey of world religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) and belief systems (from animism to Zoroastrianism), with major themes including how spiritual beliefs both supported and railed against war, and how religions expanded and divided across cultures and borders.

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

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Robotics, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

A two-volume survey of how tobacco became one of the most important commodities in the history of world trade and the source of one of the biggest public health concerns in modern history. Presents 136 alphabetically arranged entries on all aspects of tobacco. Illustrated with graphs, charts, drawings and photographs. For high school and college students as well as general readers.

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

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

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

Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.
Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.

Vietnam War Reference Library, ed. , v.

This title traces the progression of this controversial war from its beginnings in 1941 with the creation of the Vietminh guerrilla force under Ho Chi Minh, through its last days in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. It covers high ranking government officials both foreign and domestic, antiwar activists, and soldiers and provides a variety of perspectives on the country's involvement in the war with excerpts from screenplays, literature, speeches and hearing testimonies.

War of 1812, ed. , v.
War of 1812, ed. , v.

War of 1812, ed. , v.

This concise resource covers the War of 1812 by providing a detailed overview of an often overlooked war.

Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.
Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.

Water Rights and the Environment in the United States, ed. , v.

This book is a one-stop resource for understanding the scope of water issues in America, from governing doctrine and legislation, to Native American water rights, to water protection and pollution, and to the mitigation of natural and man-made disasters.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.
Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

This 3-vol. set features volumes dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

Women's Rights in the United States, ed. , v.
Women's Rights in the United States, ed. , v.

Women's Rights in the United States, ed. , v.

A comprehensive encyclopedia tracing the history of the women’s rights movement in the United States from the American Revolution to the present day.

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

Women's Rights, ed. , v.

This book presents an overview of women's rights that also addresses specific policy decisions. Within each policy entry, the author explains the factors that can influence a particular policy decision. It examines current issues, encouraging students to consider whether or not these rights will continue to evolve along with U.S. society and women's roles in it.

World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.

Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.
Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy, ed. , v.

This set presents easy-to-understand information on 90 global conflicts and diplomatic efforts. It covers specific conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each of the approximately 90 entries will cover the origins of a conflict or diplomatic effort, its current status, and its wide-ranging impact on the world.

Social Science

American Attitudes, ed. 8, v.
American Attitudes, ed. 8, v.

American Attitudes, ed. 8, v.

Chronicles the changes and consistencies in the attitudes of the American public on numerous social topics over the past thirty years.

Animal Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Animal Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Animal Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the animal rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

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.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

Disability Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Disability Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Disability Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the disability rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of 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.

Feminism and Materialism, ed. , v.
Feminism and Materialism, ed. , v.

Feminism and Materialism, ed. , v.

This book outlines the foundation of a systematic approach to an analysis of women’s relationship to modes of production and reproduction within a materialist framework. The articles cover such issues as patriarchy, paid and unpaid labor and the state.

Feminist Experiences, ed. , v.
Feminist Experiences, ed. , v.

Feminist Experiences, ed. , v.

This volume presents a striking picture of the variety of feminist aims, tactics and priorities in the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the German Democratic Republic, and of the character of the women’s movement in four very different cultures.

Foreign Oil Dependence, ed. , v.
Foreign Oil Dependence, ed. , v.

Foreign Oil Dependence, ed. , v.

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

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

Fracking, ed. , v.

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

Gay Rights, ed. , v.
Gay Rights, ed. , v.

Gay Rights, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the gay rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace, ed. , v.
Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace, ed. , v.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace, ed. , v.

This book features insights from professionals in the fields of organizational development and diversity. It provides practical tools to help employees and managers -- regardless of race or gender -- collaborate in reaching their workplace potential.

Global Social Issues, ed. , v.
Global Social Issues, ed. , v.

Global Social Issues, ed. , v.

This reference provides essential, objective information that enables students to understand and evaluate the major challenges facing human society worldwide and to foster awareness and critical thinking as 'global citizens' of the 21st century.

Green Movement, ed. , v.
Green Movement, ed. , v.

Green Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the green movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

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.

Hate Crimes, ed. 3, v.
Hate Crimes, ed. 3, v.

Hate Crimes, ed. 3, v.

This book helps readers understand bias-motivated violence committed in the United States. It also sheds light on how government and activists are proactively combating hate crime.

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

How Robotics Is Changing Society, ed. , v.

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

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 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.

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

Race and the Law, ed. , v.

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

Science and the Construction of Women, ed. , v.
Science and the Construction of Women, ed. , v.

Science and the Construction of Women, ed. , v.

This text is a multi-disciplinary exploration of the major questions currently challenging feminist scholars of science. The answers draw on material from a wide range of natural scientific, humanities and social science sources, critically examining theoretical approaches from the postmodern to the materialist to the cyborgian.

Social Issues in America, ed. , v.
Social Issues in America, ed. , v.

Social Issues in America, ed. , v.

This work covers hotly contested social issues in America today—everything from abortion, academic freedom, and affirmative action to consumer debt, homeland security, illegal immigration, poverty and wealth, reproductive rights, and terrorism. Each entry discusses the historical origins of a particular debate or controversy; the means for dealing with it in the past; current perspectives and arguments; and the implications for society in the near- and long-term future.

Social Justice in the U.S.- Mexico Border Region, ed. , v.
Social Justice in the U.S.- Mexico Border Region, ed. , v.

Social Justice in the U.S.- Mexico Border Region, ed. , v.

This book provides a study of the social and economic injustices found along the U.S - Mexico border, addresses the dual development of the region, and provides a better understanding of life in this region of the world through its interdisciplinary nature and analysis.

Social Justice, ed. , v.
Social Justice, ed. , v.

Social Justice, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of social justice and equality from a variety of international perspectives.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Liberation of Women, ed. , v.
The Liberation of Women, ed. , v.

The Liberation of Women, ed. , v.

This book explores two of the key questions that have been systematically raised by the Women’s Liberation Movement: why have women occupied a subordinate position in society and how can the variation in the forms and intensity of their exploitation and oppression be explained?

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, ed. , v.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, ed. , v.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Food Issues, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia explores the topic of food across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas including business, consumerism, marketing, and environmentalism.

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

Transgender Life, ed. , v.

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

Violence against Girls and Women, ed. , v.
Violence against Girls and Women, ed. , v.

Violence against Girls and Women, ed. , v.

This two-volume set provides a comprehensively broad treatment of the global problem of violence against women, addressing less commonly discussed subjects such as domestic violence in lesbian couples, abuse within the context of war crimes, and the incidence of violence and abuse against women internationally as compared to within the United States.

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

Women's Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This title traces the history of the women's rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.

Women's Rights, ed. 2, v.
Women's Rights, ed. 2, v.

Women's Rights, ed. 2, v.

Examines the history and the current status of women's rights in case studies of the United States, China, and Afghanistan are presented, and new case studies on the state of women's rights in France (including a discussion of the ban of burqas) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo United States and abroad, namely Denmark, China, Afghanistan, and Kenya.

Women's Studies, ed. , v.
Women's Studies, ed. , v.

Women's Studies, ed. , v.

This book provides an introduction to the field of studies focused on women. Tracing the history of the discipline from its origins, this text sets out the main agendas of women’s studies and feminism, exploring the global development of the subject over time, and highlighting its relevance in the contemporary world.

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics, ed. , v.
Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics, ed. , v.

Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economics, ed. , v.

This book focuses on unique roles of women entrepreneurs in business and economic development. It includes coverage of entrepreneurial behavior, finance, and business performance.

Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.
Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.

Women’s Health Psychology, ed. , v.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the published literature on the developmental, reproductive, and sociocultural contexts of health decision-making and behavior for women. Topics covered include history of women's healthcare, employment and women's health, and the effects of intimate partner violence; health challenges; reproductive health, including premenstrual dysphoric disorder, infertility, pregnancy, and menopause; and disability and chronic conditions.

Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.
Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.

Worldmark Global Business and Economy Issues, ed. , v.

This set covers current business and economic issues that have an impact globally.

Literature

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.

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.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

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.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion, ed. , v.

This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the 'Lost Generation,' lesbian literature, and much more.

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.

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.

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