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A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.
A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.

A History of the U.S. Political System, ed. , v.

Combines unique historical analysis, scholarly essays, and primary source documents to explore the evolution of ideas and institutions that have shaped American government and Americans' political behavior.

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

Abortion, ed. 2008, v.

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

Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions, ed. , v.
Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions, ed. , v.

Addiction: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions, ed. , v.

This book provides a down-to-earth look at all types of addiction, such as drinking, gambling, social media, shopping, and video games, and discusses its consequences and the challenges of recovery.

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

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

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

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

African American Almanac, ed. 10, v.

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

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

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

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

Alexander Hamilton, ed. , v.
Alexander Hamilton, ed. , v.

Alexander Hamilton, ed. , v.

This book summarizes the founding of America alongside the personal and public life of one of America's most influential Founders through a comprehensive investigation of Hamilton's extensive writings. Introduces, provides notes on, and critically evaluates key documents that Hamilton wrote from his youth in the Caribbean through his leadership of the Federalist Party in the 1800s, and provides historical context.

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

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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

America Goes Green, ed. , v.
America Goes Green, ed. , v.

America Goes Green, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia explores the evolution of green ideology and eco-friendly practices in contemporary American culture, ranging from the creation of regional and national guidelines for green living to the publication of an increasing number of environmental blogs written from the layperson's perspective.

America's Role in the World, ed. , v.
America's Role in the World, ed. , v.

America's Role in the World, ed. , v.

Examines the detailed history of American foreign policy and America's debate over the direction its foreign policy should take in the future.

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

American Civil War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

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

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

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

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

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

American Gangsters, Then and Now, ed. , v.
American Gangsters, Then and Now, ed. , v.

American Gangsters, Then and Now, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed compendium of American gangsters and gangs from the end of the Civil War to the present day.

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

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

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

American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times, ed. , v.
American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times, ed. , v.

American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times, ed. , v.

Presents the inaugural addresses of each of the 43 United States Presidents. Each entry includes a brief biography, a list of important events during that president's term of office, the actual text of the speech, and notable quotes. Illustrated with portraits and reproductions of period paintings, photos, and engravings. For students in grades 8 and higher.

American Indians in the Early West, ed. , v.
American Indians in the Early West, ed. , v.

American Indians in the Early West, ed. , v.

Covers thousands of years of American Indian history, from the first migrations into North America, through the development of specific tribal identities, to the turbulent first centuries of encounters with European settlers up until 1800.

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

American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Americans at War, ed. , v.

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

An Encyclopedia of American Women at War, ed. , v.
An Encyclopedia of American Women at War, ed. , v.

An Encyclopedia of American Women at War, ed. , v.

This comprehensive resource reviews the role of women within the American military from the colonial period to the present day.

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

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

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

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

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2, v.
Animal Rights, ed. 2, v.

Animal Rights, ed. 2, v.

Features opinions on the fundamental issues, enduring controversies, and critical developments associated with animal rights.

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2007, v.

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

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

Applied Science, ed. , v.

Covers major fields and technologies in all areas, from agriculture to computers to engineering to medical to space sciences.

Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.
Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.

Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the biomes at high altitudes and near the poles, including the arctic tundra biomes, the Mid-Latitude Alpine Tundra Biome (found in the mountain ranges of North America, Asia, and South America), and the tropical alpine tundra biome (for example, Hawaii).

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.

Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes, ed. , v.
Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes, ed. , v.

Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes, ed. , v.

This work covers key events involving mass murders, atrocities, and genocides, especially in the last century. The scope extends to such topics as crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, and human rights violations. It also covers war crimes and atrocities in specific countries and profiles both those who had been formally indicted for war crimes and those who have committed mass atrocities without ever having to answer for their crimes in a court of law.

Biodiversity, ed. , v.
Biodiversity, ed. , v.

Biodiversity, ed. , v.

Looks at how habitats are destroyed, the devastating effect this has on biodiversity, and the ways in which scientists restore ecosystems and habits.

Biofuels, ed. , v.
Biofuels, ed. , v.

Biofuels, ed. , v.

Describes the most common types of biofuels and biofuel technologies and seeks to identify both the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use.

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

Biology, ed. , v.

This volume is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the study of living matter: what it is composed of, how it reproduces, how it reacts to the environment around it, and how it evolves. Readers will enjoy the bright photos and engaging information while learning an important part of the study of biology.

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

Biotechnology, ed. , v.

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

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

Birthright Citizenship, ed. , v.

This book explores American birthright citizenship and the Fourteenth Amendment, along with the debate about the role it plays in illegal immigration, the phenomenon of birth tourism, and the varying opinions over current policy.

Black Lives Matter, ed. , v.
Black Lives Matter, ed. , v.

Black Lives Matter, ed. , v.

What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. This book examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Black in America, ed. , v.
Black in America, ed. , v.

Black in America, ed. , v.

Black people have suffered through racial bias since the day, more than four hundred years ago, when the first African slaves were forced into labor on colonial Virginia farms. In recent years African Americans have been the victims of police shootings as well as racial bias found on campuses and places where they shop. This book examines what bias looks like, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address it.

Body Piercing and Tattoos, ed. , v.
Body Piercing and Tattoos, ed. , v.

Body Piercing and Tattoos, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Bullying, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Chemical Compounds, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Chemistry, ed. , v.

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

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

Chemistry, ed. , v.

In this volume, readers learn about the history of chemistry and the concepts they might encounter in an introductory chemistry course, including chemical and volumetric analysis, atomic theory, gravitation, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions and formulas, and organic and inorganic compounds and bonds.

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

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

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

Child Soldiers, ed. , v.
Child Soldiers, ed. , v.

Child Soldiers, ed. , v.

This book exposes the role of children in war, describing where, why, and how children are deployed, the attempts made by international organizations to protect children, and the underlying political and cultural issues.

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

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of the Civil Rights Movement, one of the most important political movements of the 20th century.

Civil Rights Sit-Ins, ed. , v.
Civil Rights Sit-Ins, ed. , v.

Civil Rights Sit-Ins, ed. , v.

The civil rights sit-ins sparked the larger civil rights movement, inspiring racial inequality protests. This book discusses how the United States' history of slavery and segregation led people to make a change, how sit-ins began to make businesses available to all, and how protest changed the laws of a nation. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cleaning Up the Environment, ed. , v.
Cleaning Up the Environment, ed. , v.

Cleaning Up the Environment, ed. , v.

Explores current and emerging methods in pollution cleanup.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

Examines different aspects of climate change, including the causes on different time scales, the human-induced climate changes over the past 200 years, and the effect that climate change has on the environment.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

This work combines entries describing Earth’s variable climatic history, references to scientific literature, weather record data, and selected primary documents to present readers with a comprehensive account of global warming's effects worldwide.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue.

Climate Systems, ed. , v.
Climate Systems, ed. , v.

Climate Systems, ed. , v.

Provides the basic scientific framework needed to understand how climate systems work and what global warming involves. Outlines the concept of global systems, climate cycles, and the atmosphere's structure and discusses the local motions in the atmosphere that affect weather and climate.

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

Cold War Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Conservation, ed. , v.
Conservation, ed. , v.

Conservation, ed. , v.

Explores aspects of conservation, particularly the conservation of plant life upon which ecosystems are built.

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism, ed. , v.
Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism, ed. , v.

Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism, ed. , v.

Explores the historical and cultural significance of vegetarianism in the United States and beyond.

Cyberbullying, ed. , v.
Cyberbullying, ed. , v.

Cyberbullying, ed. , v.

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

DNA Testing, ed. , v.
DNA Testing, ed. , v.

DNA Testing, ed. , v.

This collection of articles explores how DNA testing has opened new doors in medicine and science, as well as sparked new questions about medical ethics, human ancestry, and the self.

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

Death and Dying, ed. 2008, v.

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

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

Desert Biomes, ed. , v.

Examines three different types of biomes: warm/hot deserts (such as the Mojave and Sahara deserts), cold deserts (such as Patagonia in South America), and the West Coast Fog Desert biomes, which occur on certain regions of the western edge of major continents.

Detaining and Deporting Undocumented Immigrants, ed. , v.
Detaining and Deporting Undocumented Immigrants, ed. , v.

Detaining and Deporting Undocumented Immigrants, ed. , v.

This book looks at the many issues related to detention and deportation, including family separations at the border, overcrowding and unhealthy conditions at detention centers, and the rise of sanctuary cities.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.
Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

Did the Civil Rights Movement Achieve Civil Rights?, ed. , v.
Did the Civil Rights Movement Achieve Civil Rights?, ed. , v.

Did the Civil Rights Movement Achieve Civil Rights?, ed. , v.

This book explores the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and addresses their effects during and after the civil rights movement. The civil rights movement, led by such icons as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, strived to achieve civil rights for African Americans and other minority groups in the United States.

Disasters and Tragic Events, ed. , v.
Disasters and Tragic Events, ed. , v.

Disasters and Tragic Events, ed. , v.

From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history.

Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History, ed. , v.
Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History, ed. , v.

Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History, ed. , v.

Covers some of the most significant calamities and crises in American history; includes a broad array of events such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, floods, epidemics, riots, assassinations, rebellions, shipwrecks, collisions, plagues, depressions, explosions, tornadoes, blizzards, poisonings, scandals, bombings, bridge collapses, dam failures, environmental calamities, and others.

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

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

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

Early Civilizations, ed. , v.
Early Civilizations, ed. , v.

Early Civilizations, ed. , v.

Focuses on the story of the ancient people and their approach to medicine. Electron microscopes are used to identify the scrapings from ancient shards of pottery to reveal what people ate, and computed tomography techniques (CT scans) are employed to examine mummies in order to better comprehend the illnesses from which the Egyptians suffered.

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

Ecology, ed. , v.

Traces the origin of ecology and explains what it is and how it has developed over the years.

Electric Cars, ed. , v.
Electric Cars, ed. , v.

Electric Cars, ed. , v.

Focuses on the invention of electric cars, exploring how it was developed, how it works, its impact on society, and possible future uses.

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Literature, ed. , v.

Features more than 500 entries covering the literary works, writers, and concepts of the ancient world, from the beginnings to approximately 500 CE. Ranging from ancient Greece and Rome to China, Egypt, Japan, India, Persia, Babylonia, the Hebrew world, and more, provides students with an extensive overview of this period of literature.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, ed. , v.

Examines why species of organisms occupy different parts of the world, and why it is important to comprehend how they evolved.

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts, ed. , v.

Provides an essential reference handbook for students of geography and related social sciences.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Life Science, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Life Science, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Life Science, ed. , v.

Rrovides historical perspectives, portrays science as a human endeavor, and gives insight into the process of scientific inquiry by incorporating biographical profiles of people who have contributed significantly to the development of the life sciences.

Encyclopedia of Marine Science, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Marine Science, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Marine Science, ed. , v.

Provides information on marine science from its component and affiliate sciences, along with information on technology, commerce, business, society, history, and more.

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

Encyclopedia of Physical Science, ed. , v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World, ed. , v.

Offers comprehensive coverage of the ancient world, from prehistory to the fall of Rome, including Western and non-Western cultures and civilizations and outlines the key milestones in the development of human society.

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the medieval world, from the fall of Rome to the European Renaissance, including Western and non-Western cultures and civilizations.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of World Scientists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of World Scientists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of World Scientists, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Covers biographies of scientists who have contributed significantly to their fields. All scientific disciplines are represented, as well as all periods of history as far back as 600 BCE. Highlights how scientists have overcome formidable obstacles while in pursuit of great achievements that have forever altered our understanding of the world.

Encyclopedia of World War II, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of World War II, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of World War II, ed. , v.

Covers the military, historical, political, diplomatic, and biographical aspects of World War II.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, ed. , v.

This work synthesizes a generation of historical scholarship on the events on four continents, providing readers an invaluable introduction to the major people, places, events, movements, objects, concepts, and commodities of the Atlantic world as it developed during a key period in history when the world first started to shrink.

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

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

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

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

Endangered Species, ed. 2008, v.

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

Energy Supply and Renewable Resources, ed. , v.
Energy Supply and Renewable Resources, ed. , v.

Energy Supply and Renewable Resources, ed. , v.

Examines the history behind industrialized nations' dependence on natural resources, particularly fossil fuels, as well as developing nations' increasing consumption of these resources.

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

Energy, ed. 2007, v.

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

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

Environmental Hazards, ed. , v.
Environmental Hazards, ed. , v.

Environmental Hazards, ed. , v.

Takes a close look at the various environmental dangers the planet faces and how those hazards impact our lives, as well as how society is working to prevent or manage these hazards.

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

Environmental Science Experiments, ed. , v.

Offers students and teachers the tools to explore various environmental issues; includes hands-on activities to learn more about environmental problems and what can be done to solve them.

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

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

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East, ed. , v.
Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East, ed. , v.

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East, ed. , v.

Provides an essential guide to the different ethno-linguistic groups in Africa and today's complicated Middle East region.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food, ed. , v.

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

Fortnite, ed. , v.
Fortnite, ed. , v.

Fortnite, ed. , v.

This book explores the inception and evolution of Fortnite, highlighting the game's key creators, super players, and the cultural crazes inspired by the game. Special features include side-by-side comparisons of the game over time and a behind-the-screen look into the franchise. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts, a timeline and an index.

Free Speech and Censorship, ed. , v.
Free Speech and Censorship, ed. , v.

Free Speech and Censorship, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of laws and norms regarding free speech and censorship in the United States, with a focus on free speech rights and restrictions for individuals, politicians, corporations, and news organizations. It examines beliefs, claims, and myths about free speech and censorship issues, including landmark court decisions and evolving cultural values that have shaped our understanding of the First Amendment and the liberties it enshrines and protects.

Freedom of Speech, ed. , v.
Freedom of Speech, ed. , v.

Freedom of Speech, ed. , v.

This book explores primary source documents that provide insights into the history, development, and current conceptions of the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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

French and Indian War, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America contains 152 original essays (about 8,000-12,000 words each) on specific minority and ethnic groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The Encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

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

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

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

Gambling, ed. 2007, v.

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

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

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

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

Gender Roles in American Life, ed. , v.
Gender Roles in American Life, ed. , v.

Gender Roles in American Life, ed. , v.

This book examines how the evolution of gender roles in the United States has changed family dynamics, business practices, and our concepts of womanhood and manhood as well as affected debates about equality, political and military service, and childrearing roles and practices. It provides firsthand experiences of women and men who have been on the front lines of these changes and different ideological perspectives on where men and women stand in American society today.

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

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2007, v.

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

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 Events, ed. , v.
Global Events, ed. , v.

Global Events, ed. , v.

Features more than 830 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Covering ancient civilizations to the present, important events in history are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

Global Urban Growth, ed. , v.
Global Urban Growth, ed. , v.

Global Urban Growth, ed. , v.

This book examines the rapid expansion of urban areas worldwide, especially within the previous 50 years, identifying the factors that have contributed to this phenomenon and exploring its many consequences.

Globalization and Free Trade, ed. , v.
Globalization and Free Trade, ed. , v.

Globalization and Free Trade, ed. , v.

Outlines the history of the expansion and globalization of national economies and explains how globalization evolved to its present state.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Green Property, ed. 2, v.
Green Property, ed. 2, v.

Green Property, ed. 2, v.

A guide to buying, developing and investing in environmentally-friendly property, and making one's home more energy-efficient.

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

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008, v.

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

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

Growing Up, ed. 2007, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Gun Control, ed. 2007, v.

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

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

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

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

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

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008, v.

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

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

Healthy Living, ed. 2, v.

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

Hispanic in America, ed. , v.
Hispanic in America, ed. , v.

Hispanic in America, ed. , v.

Hate crimes against Hispanics have risen sharply in recent years. These attacks are occurring at a time of heightened bias and intolerance, fueled by political rhetoric. This book examines what bias looks like, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address it.

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

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

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

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.
History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

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

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

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

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

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

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

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

How Can Gun Violence Be Stopped?, ed. , v.
How Can Gun Violence Be Stopped?, ed. , v.

How Can Gun Violence Be Stopped?, ed. , v.

Every year, thousands of Americans die from gun violence. Although recent mass shootings have brought increased focus on the issue of gun violence, they are only one part of a larger problem that includes gun-related homicides and suicides. While most Americans agree that gun violence needs to be stopped, there is intense debate over the most effective way to achieve that goal. This book discusses facts about gun violence and the debate over how to stop it.

How Slaves Built America, ed. , v.
How Slaves Built America, ed. , v.

How Slaves Built America, ed. , v.

This book delves into the history of how slave labor helped build the US economy and many historic structures, as well as how people benefited in different ways from the practice of slavery. A timeline, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index are also provided.

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

Human Geography, ed. , v.

Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.

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

Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

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

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

Human Trafficking, ed. , v.

Provides an examination of this controversial topic and describes the suffering caused by human trafficking as well as the financial, cultural, and other conditions that make trafficking within national borders possible.

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

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

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

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

Hurricane Katrina, ed. , v.

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

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

Hurricane Katrina, ed. , v.

This book explores Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest and most destructive disasters in American history striking the Gulf Coast in late August 2005. Along with exploring the hurricane’s economic, political, and social legacy, readers will learn about the size and force of the storm, the experience of refugees in the Superdome, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response efforts.

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

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2007, v.

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

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

Immigration and Migration, ed. , v.

Discusses reasons people choose to immigrate or migrate to other countries, such as to escape poverty and seek employment opportunities, as refugees from war, or for political asylum.

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

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

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

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

Industrial Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

Infectious Diseases, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Includes numerous entries on topics in social science research and practice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knights, ed. , v.
Knights, ed. , v.

Knights, ed. , v.

This book highlights key events in the world on the knight, such as the Battle of Agincourt and the Fourth Crusade. A timeline clarifies how and when figures and events fit into the historical record, sidebars supply interesting facts or define key terms, and profiles introduce interesting figures, such as Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, Sir Henry Percy, and Joan of Arc.

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.

LGBTQ in America, ed. , v.
LGBTQ in America, ed. , v.

LGBTQ in America, ed. , v.

LGBTQ people have been the objects of intolerance, hatred, and discrimination for centuries. Although society has become more accepting of LGBTQ people in recent years, they still face bias in almost every aspect of their lives. This book examines what bias looks like, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address it.

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.

Life During the Renaissance, ed. , v.
Life During the Renaissance, ed. , v.

Life During the Renaissance, ed. , v.

This book examines the conditions that led to the Renaissance as well as the work of the writers, artists, dramatists and scientists who emerged during the era.

Life in the Time of Shakespeare, ed. , v.
Life in the Time of Shakespeare, ed. , v.

Life in the Time of Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This book examines life in the time of William Shakespeare, a period of great advancement in literature but also a time when there was a tremendous gap in the standard of living between the rich and poor.

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, ed. , v. 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

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

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.
Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, ed. , v.

Covering all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical -- the 2-vol. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying also provides a deep historical and cross-cultural perspective through the ages.

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

Major Acts of Congress, ed. , v.

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

Marching Toward Freedom, ed. , v.
Marching Toward Freedom, ed. , v.

Marching Toward Freedom, ed. , v.

This book covers a social revolution in black America as the likes of Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, Elijah Muhammad, and Malcolm X lead a wave of sit-ins, freedom rides, and protest rallies that gradually push a segregated American toward social justice.

Marriage Customs of the World, ed. , v.
Marriage Customs of the World, ed. , v.

Marriage Customs of the World, ed. , v.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of global courtship and marriage customs, from ancient history to contemporary society, demonstrating the vast differences as well as the similarities across all of human culture.

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

Mathematics, ed. , v.

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

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

Mexican-American War, ed. , v.

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

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

Middle Ages Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.
Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.

Middle East Conflict Reference Library, ed. , v.

Designed to meet the pressing need for a lucid, comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events and documents that are key to understanding the region.

Military Aircraft, 1919-1945, ed. , v.
Military Aircraft, 1919-1945, ed. , v.

Military Aircraft, 1919-1945, ed. , v.

Provides an in-depth history of the time when airpower became the great equalizer, changing military strategy forever and bringing once-safe targets in reach.

Minecraft, ed. , v.
Minecraft, ed. , v.

Minecraft, ed. , v.

This book explores the inception and evolution of Minecraft, highlighting the game's key creators, super players, and the cultural crazes inspired by the game. Special features include side-by-side comparisons of the game over time and a behind-the-screen look into the franchise. Other features include a table of contents, fun facts, a timeline and an index.

Minorities, ed. 2008, v.
Minorities, ed. 2008, v.

Minorities, ed. 2008, v.

Examines the differences between minority groups and white Americans across the economic, political, and social spectrums. Explores the experience of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and other minority groups living in the United States.

Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism, ed. , v.
Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism, ed. , v.

Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism, ed. , v.

This book documents the various extremist elements that shaped the second half of the twentieth century, as well as the first two decades of the twenty-first century, and examines the increasingly common incidences of hate and extremism in our country today. The anti-communist rhetoric and activities of the John Birch Society, the radical socialist ideals of the Black Panthers, and the goals of a 'pure' America articulated by white nationalists are among the topics discussed.

Modern-Day Pirates, ed. , v.
Modern-Day Pirates, ed. , v.

Modern-Day Pirates, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding modern-day pirates and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Music, ed. , v.

This book examines music notation, sound, and structure; musical composition and form; the various characteristics of instruments as well as their classification and history, including electronic instruments; musical performance and expression; and styles and genres of music in Western cultures.

Muslim in America, ed. , v.
Muslim in America, ed. , v.

Muslim in America, ed. , v.

Approximately 3 million Muslims live in the United States. Of these, 75 percent say they face discrimination in this country. This book examines what bias looks like, how widespread it is, how it affects real people, and efforts to address it.

Natural Disasters, New ed., ed. , v.
Natural Disasters, New ed., ed. , v.

Natural Disasters, New ed., ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive survey of the natural calamities that have ravaged mankind and altered the course of human history.

Natural Gas and Hydrogen, ed. , v.
Natural Gas and Hydrogen, ed. , v.

Natural Gas and Hydrogen, ed. , v.

Describes the technology and scale of the infrastructure that has evolved to produce, transport, and consume natural gas. It emphasizes the business of natural gas production and the energy futures markets that have evolved as vehicles for both speculation and risk management.

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, ed. , v.
Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, ed. , v.

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, ed. , v.

Explores the impact that overconsumption has had on natural resources as well as possible alternative strategies in the United States, China, India, Germany, and Brazil.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. , v.

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

Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.
Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.

Notable Black American Men, Book II, ed. , v.

Profiles contemporary and historic figures whose accomplishments will inspire students of every heritage. Covering the most prominent newsmakers as well as lesser-known individuals, each volume offers full biographical entries, portraits, addresses for living listees and recommended sources for further study.

Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.
Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.

Notable Sports Figures, ed. , v.

Features biographies on more than 600 sports figures from around the world and throughout history who have had an impact not only on their sport, but also on the society and culture of their times.

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

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

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

Nuclear Energy, ed. , v.

Discusses the physics and technology of energy production, reactor design, nuclear safety, the relationship between commercial nuclear power and nuclear proliferation, and attempts made by the United States to resolve the problem of nuclear waste disposal.

Nuclear Nonproliferation, ed. , v.
Nuclear Nonproliferation, ed. , v.

Nuclear Nonproliferation, ed. , v.

Explores the threat of nuclear production and the potential for solutions in four regions of the world, the United States, South Asia (India and Pakistan), the Middle East (Israel, Iraq, and Iran), and East Asia (North Korea).

Oceans, ed. , v.
Oceans, ed. , v.

Oceans, ed. , v.

Explores some of the mapmakers, scientists, and adventurers who dedicated their lives to improving our understanding of the oceans. Covers the process of mapping the oceans and the many problems that had to be solved before this could be achieved satisfactorily.

Physics, ed. , v.
Physics, ed. , v.

Physics, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the science that is at the very center of all other sciences and essential to our very existence.

Plant Sciences, ed. , v.
Plant Sciences, ed. , v.

Plant Sciences, ed. , v.

Introduces the fundamentals of plant sciences, such as cells, transportation and photosynthesis, and also examines related fields, such as agribusiness, conservation and ethnobotany. Fully illustrated with margin definitions, timelines and sidebars throughout. Academic and general interest. 4 volumes.

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

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

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

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

Political Theories for Students, ed. , v.

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

Pop Culture and Entertainment in the Twenty-First Century, ed. , v.
Pop Culture and Entertainment in the Twenty-First Century, ed. , v.

Pop Culture and Entertainment in the Twenty-First Century, ed. , v.

This book examines the people, artistic works, and events that have shaped our culture in recent years. The worlds of music, movies, television, books, and sports have created iconic and unforgettable moments in the first few decades of the twenty-first century.

Poverty and the Government in America, ed. , v.
Poverty and the Government in America, ed. , v.

Poverty and the Government in America, ed. , v.

Covers the U.S. government's responses to poverty from the colonial era to the present day.

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

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

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

Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3, v.
Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3, v.

Presidents: A Reference History, ed. 3, v.

Presents in-depth profiles of each American president and his administration. Includes black-and-white portraits of the presidents and extensive bibliographies. Also features a new history of the White House and a general introduction to the presidency. For students in grades 10 and higher, as well as general readers.

Probability and Statistics, ed. , v.
Probability and Statistics, ed. , v.

Probability and Statistics, ed. , v.

Text deals with the history of probability, describing the modern concept of randomness and examining 'pre-probabilistic' ideas of what most people today would characterize as randomness. Includes historically important early uses of probability to illustrate some very important probabilistic questions.

Pursuing the Dream, ed. , v.
Pursuing the Dream, ed. , v.

Pursuing the Dream, ed. , v.

Explores the demonstrations and melees, politics, sports, and arts of the late 1960s, as Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Aretha Franklin, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Black Panther Party give shape to the American drama.

Quantum Physics, ed. , v.
Quantum Physics, ed. , v.

Quantum Physics, ed. , v.

This book explores the complex topic of quantum physics, while making it easier to understand for science enthusiasts and students alike.

Race in the Criminal Justice System, ed. , v.
Race in the Criminal Justice System, ed. , v.

Race in the Criminal Justice System, ed. , v.

This title examines the experience of minorities in the court and prison system, delving into the historical institutions and laws that underpin today's system and exploring what governments and activists are doing to face these issues. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.
Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

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

Reconstruction Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.
Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, ed. , v.

Covering the entire spectrum of the literature of the Holocaust era, from the beginnings of Nazism through the concentration camp experience, survivor syndrome and second generation response, this detailed survey includes entries on more than 200 authors and 300 works.

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.

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

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

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

Reproductive Rights, ed. , v.
Reproductive Rights, ed. , v.

Reproductive Rights, ed. , v.

Reproductive rights are more expansive than the abortion debate. Access to affordable health services is a fundamental right, yet women, who are subject to discrimination, poverty, and violence at a higher rate than men, are at risk for losing access to screenings, maternal care, and contraception. Does the government have the right to legislate women's health? This close examination provides perspectives from all sides to help readers understand what is at stake.

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.

Roots of Racism, ed. , v.
Roots of Racism, ed. , v.

Roots of Racism, ed. , v.

This title examines the long history of the concept of race, the ways in which race has been used to divide people, and its continuing relevance in modern times. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Same-Sex Marriage, ed. , v.
Same-Sex Marriage, ed. , v.

Same-Sex Marriage, ed. , v.

This book delves into the debate about same-sex marriages, declared legal in 2015, in all fifty states by the Supreme Court. However, the debate about whether such marriages should be allowed still rages on, both in the United States and around the globe. This book looks at all sides of the debate to improve young adults' understanding of this complex topic.

School Shootings and Violence, ed. , v.
School Shootings and Violence, ed. , v.

School Shootings and Violence, ed. , v.

This book examines issues related to school shootings. School shootings in the United States have produced heated debates about how to prevent gun violence in schools.

Science Mysteries Explained, ed. , v.
Science Mysteries Explained, ed. , v.

Science Mysteries Explained, ed. , v.

This book takes a question/answer-based approach to teach readers a wide variety of topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Cosmology.

Science of Everyday Things, ed. , v.
Science of Everyday Things, ed. , v.

Science of Everyday Things, ed. , v.

This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.
Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Scientific Thought, ed. , v.

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

September 11, 2001, ed. , v.
September 11, 2001, ed. , v.

September 11, 2001, ed. , v.

This book looks at the events leading up to September 11, 2001, when Muslim extremists hijacked U.S. airplanes and crashed them in New York City, Washington, DC, and rural Pennsylvania. These attacks killed 2,977 people and made Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and terrorism household words.

Sexual Violence and Abuse, ed. , v.
Sexual Violence and Abuse, ed. , v.

Sexual Violence and Abuse, ed. , v.

This work provides a comprehensive understanding of sexual violence and abuse, a pervasive and persistent social problem plaguing millions of women, children, and men across the globe.

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.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.
Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.

Shakespeare's Language, ed. 2, v.

A comprehensive guide to the ornate and sometimes bewildering language that may be unfamiliar to today's readers of Shakespeare's plays and poetry.

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.

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

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

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

Social Welfare, ed. 2007, v.
Social Welfare, ed. 2007, v.

Social Welfare, ed. 2007, v.

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

Space Exploration, ed. 2008, v.
Space Exploration, ed. 2008, v.

Space Exploration, ed. 2008, v.

Examines numerous aspects of space exploration. Presents the facts on space exploration's successes and failures, and the questions that surround them.

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

Spanish-American War, ed. , v.

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

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

Speeches in World History, ed. , v.

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

Sports in America, ed. 2008, v.
Sports in America, ed. 2008, v.

Sports in America, ed. 2008, v.

Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.

Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them, ed. , v.
Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them, ed. , v.

Spy Agencies, Intelligence Operations, and the People Behind Them, ed. , v.

This work examines the models intelligence agencies around the world have used both in the past and present, notable individuals, and the intelligence priorities of the Middle East and East Asia, two of the most politically volatile regions in recent history.

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

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

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

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America, ed. , v.
Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America, ed. , v.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America, ed. , v.

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

Television in American Society Reference Library, ed. , v.
Television in American Society Reference Library, ed. , v.

Television in American Society Reference Library, ed. , v.

Focused on a popular topic, this exciting collection gives students and teachers substantial material for discussion and research. The three-volume set shows how television has reflected and influenced American society and culture throughout its history, covering both positive and negative effects.

Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.
Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.

Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the three major types of temperate forest biomes: Boreal forests (evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest), Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous forests, and Mediterranean Woodland and Scrub forests.

Terrorism Reference Library, ed. , v.
Terrorism Reference Library, ed. , v.

Terrorism Reference Library, ed. , v.

This 3-vol. set provides students with an understanding of the complex issue of global terrorism.

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

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

The #MeToo Movement, ed. , v.
The #MeToo Movement, ed. , v.

The #MeToo Movement, ed. , v.

This book explores the history of the #MeToo Movement, created for people to share their experience of sexual assault. It explains how the movement has evolved, including the activists who are leading the movement today.

The 1960s, ed. , v.
The 1960s, ed. , v.

The 1960s, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with an overview of the key political, social, and cultural concepts of the 1960s. Topical and biographical entries, primary documents, document-based essay questions and top tips, and period-specific learning objectives are also included.

The 2000s in America, ed. , v.
The 2000s in America, ed. , v.

The 2000s in America, ed. , v.

This illustrated three-volume encyclopedia covers events, movements, people, trends in popular culture, literature, art, sports, science, technology, economics, and politics in both the United States and Canada from the 2000s. Among the topics featured are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economic downturns, social media, and the iPhone.

The American Economy, ed. 2007, v.
The American Economy, ed. 2007, v.

The American Economy, ed. 2007, v.

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

The Ancient Near East, ed. , v.
The Ancient Near East, ed. , v.

The Ancient Near East, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Iran/Persia, and the Arabian Peninsula, covering more than 4,000 years, from the Early Bronze Age to 325 B.C.E.

The BP Oil Spill, ed. , v.
The BP Oil Spill, ed. , v.

The BP Oil Spill, ed. , v.

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the 2010 BP (British Petroleum) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.
The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.

The Emergence of Modern Europe, ed. , v.

This resource explores the emergence of monarchical nation-states and early Western capitalism. Also examined in depth are the Protestant Reformation and the Counter-Reformation, which exacerbated tensions between states and contributed to the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). Readers will come to understand how these events developed, how they led to the age of exploration, and how they inform modern European history.

The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse, ed. , v.
The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse, ed. , v.

Examines various types of drugs and how they function, risks, causes and consequences of abuse, social issues, psychiatric issues, means of prevention, law enforcement efforts, and drugs in special social groups.

The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca, ed. 3, v.
The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca, ed. 3, v.

The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca, ed. 3, v.

Provides coverage of witchcraft practices around the world -- spanning different time periods and societies -- including entries on magic, shamanism, the occult, and wizardry. Now covering Wicca-related material not included in the previous editions as well as updates of contemporary biographies and Wicca material.

The End of the Middle Ages, ed. , v.
The End of the Middle Ages, ed. , v.

The End of the Middle Ages, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn about the achievements of the ninth through twelfth centuries, a time when people were often categorized into three orders: those who fight, those who pray, and those who labor. Other notable events and phenomena include the Carolingian renaissance, the Crusades, Gothic art and architecture, the papal monarchy, the birth of the university, and the recovery of ancient Greek thought.

The Environment, ed. 2008, v.
The Environment, ed. 2008, v.

The Environment, ed. 2008, v.

Examines the steps that have been taken to protect Earth's natural environment and the controversies that surround them.

The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This set is the largest and most comprehensive student's guide to Shakespeare ever published. The primary goal is to make Shakespeare's poems and plays accessible and appealing to high school and college students.

The Fall of the Roman World and the Rise of Christianity, ed. , v.
The Fall of the Roman World and the Rise of Christianity, ed. , v.

The Fall of the Roman World and the Rise of Christianity, ed. , v.

This title dives into late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, a time when political, social, economic, and cultural structures were profoundly reorganized. As Roman imperial traditions gave way to those of the Germanic peoples who established kingdoms in the former Western Empire, new forms of political leadership were introduced, and the population of Europe was gradually Christianized.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. , v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. 2, v.

This edition is a one-stop source for information that covers all aspects of environmental health, including recent and historic natural and man made environmental health events, environmentally related health conditions and diseases, Important public health practices, environmental terms, and significant organizations and legislation. It addresses environmental health concerns with a global perspective.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained, ed. , v.

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

The Impact of Slavery in America, ed. , v.
The Impact of Slavery in America, ed. , v.

The Impact of Slavery in America, ed. , v.

This book explores the present-day repercussions of slavery on US society, including in housing, education, health care, and the justice system. A timeline, a glossary, further readings, websites, source notes, and an index are also provided.

The Italian and Northern Renaissance, ed. , v.
The Italian and Northern Renaissance, ed. , v.

The Italian and Northern Renaissance, ed. , v.

This volume traces the Renaissance from its beginnings in Italy in the fourteenth century to its spread across the rest of Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Along with the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman writing, the Renaissance represented a new age in the fields of science, literature, religion, politics, and many others. Readers will learn about the great thinkers of their era and how their beliefs radically changed the landscape of Europe.

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

The Middle Ages, ed. , v.

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

The Philosophy of Science, ed. , v.
The Philosophy of Science, ed. , v.

The Philosophy of Science, ed. , v.

The scientific discoveries of ancient philosophers such as Aristotle were considered to be in the realm of 'natural philosophy.' Today philosophy and science are considered separate disciplines, yet each illuminates and complements the other. This volume explains how and why philosophical thought is applied to the natural sciences and challenges readers to think in different ways about scientific inquiry.

The Science and Technology of Basketball, ed. , v.
The Science and Technology of Basketball, ed. , v.

The Science and Technology of Basketball, ed. , v.

This book explores the science and technology of basketball. It shows how science, tech, and even math shape and sometimes alter athletic achievement and how athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance.

The Science and Technology of Football, ed. , v.
The Science and Technology of Football, ed. , v.

The Science and Technology of Football, ed. , v.

This book explores the science and technology of football. It shows how science, tech, and even math shape and sometimes alter athletic achievement and how athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance.

The Science and Technology of Soccer, ed. , v.
The Science and Technology of Soccer, ed. , v.

The Science and Technology of Soccer, ed. , v.

This book explores the science and technology of soccer. It shows how science, tech, and even math shape and sometimes alter athletic achievement and how athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance.

The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.
The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.

The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive account of the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. It explains the origins and beliefs of the Al-Qaeda terror organization, recounts how the terrorist hijacking plot was carried out, highlights acts of American heroism throughout the ordeal, and details the various ways in which American citizens and their government responded to the shocking attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

The Underground Railroad, ed. , v.
The Underground Railroad, ed. , v.

The Underground Railroad, ed. , v.

This book offers a look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons, white and black, men and women, from all walks of life to help slave fugitives find freedom in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

The World's Oceans, ed. , v.
The World's Oceans, ed. , v.

The World's Oceans, ed. , v.

This book explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives.

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.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library, ed. , v.
U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library, ed. , v.

U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library, ed. , v.

Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

UXL Complete Life Science Resource, ed. , v.
UXL Complete Life Science Resource, ed. , v.

UXL Complete Life Science Resource, ed. , v.

Features alphabetically arranged entries on theories, concepts, and scientific discoveries and developments pertinent to the study of life science in schools today. Also featured is a chronology of discoveries and a report topic section that suggests a range of research topics and experiment ideas.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 2, v.

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.

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 Water Science, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia explores water science and issues from an international perspective. Topics covered include lakes and streams, oceans, aquatic animals, weather and climate, glaciers, wetlands, ecology, hydropower, commercial fishing, acid rain, recreation, pollution, economics, water conservation, international water law, global warming and much more.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. , 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 Biography, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. , v.

Features biographies of notable historic and current figures from American history, world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences. Entries focus on the people most often studied in middle and high school.

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 Graphic Novelists, ed. , v.
UXL Graphic Novelists, ed. , v.

UXL Graphic Novelists, ed. , v.

Graphic novels -- novels merging pictures and rich language to create a unique experience of literature and art -- are enjoying a renewed popularity, especially with students and young adults. U·X·L's Graphic Novelists introduces researchers to the authors and illustrators behind these works, taking care to define and explore the distinction between comic books and graphic novels.

Understanding Addiction, ed. , v.
Understanding Addiction, ed. , v.

Understanding Addiction, ed. , v.

This book addresses the personal and social impacts of drug addiction, including causes, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, and personal struggles.

Understanding Sexual Identity and Orientation, ed. , v.
Understanding Sexual Identity and Orientation, ed. , v.

Understanding Sexual Identity and Orientation, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn about sexual orientation and sexual identity—psychological concepts that describe people’s sexual feelings, beliefs, and self-concepts. It is important to understand the difference between sexual orientation and sexual identity which are often discussed together, and although they are closely related, they are not the same.

Understanding Violent Behavior, ed. , v.
Understanding Violent Behavior, ed. , v.

Understanding Violent Behavior, ed. , v.

In this book, readers learn that violence is one of the defining features of humanity. While some violent instincts are rooted in the fight-or-flight response, psychologists believe that humans are especially violent because of their fierce loyalty to their social groups.

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.

Vietnam War, ed. , v.
Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Vietnam War, ed. , v.

This set considers the Vietnam War, one of America’s longest and bloodiest wars, from a topical perspective, addressing the main characters and key events of the war and supplying many relevant primary source documents.

Voter Disenfranchisement, ed. , v.
Voter Disenfranchisement, ed. , v.

Voter Disenfranchisement, ed. , v.

This book examines voter disenfranchisement which occurs when people who have the right to vote are prevented from doing so. This guide examines the scope of the problem and discusses recent efforts to stop this violation of civil rights.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library, ed. , v.
War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library, ed. , v.

War in the Persian Gulf Reference Library, ed. , v.

Triggered by its invasion of Kuwait, Iraq was pitted against a 32-nation coalition of forces commanded by Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, whose air attacks led the way for a ground war that met with success in less than four days.

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.

Waste Treatment, ed. , v.
Waste Treatment, ed. , v.

Waste Treatment, ed. , v.

Defines the different classifications of materials that are treated today in waste management, including one of the most important concepts called 'waste stream'.

Water, ed. 2007, v.
Water, ed. 2007, v.

Water, ed. 2007, v.

Focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding water resources.

Weight in America, ed. 2008, v.
Weight in America, ed. 2008, v.

Weight in America, ed. 2008, v.

Provides information from academic and governmental sources on every aspect of overweight, obesity, and eating disorders, including their prevalence in the United States, their consequences, public opinion about them, and methods of combating them.

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.

What Are Race and Racism?, ed. , v.
What Are Race and Racism?, ed. , v.

What Are Race and Racism?, ed. , v.

This title examines the complex meanings of these concepts, what roles they play in society, and how they affect individuals in America today. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

What Is the Impact of Climate Change?, ed. , v.
What Is the Impact of Climate Change?, ed. , v.

What Is the Impact of Climate Change?, ed. , v.

This book examines how a warmer climate brings with it a host of problems, from increased natural disasters and animal extinction to poverty and famine in developing countries. Some experts say it is already too late to stop climate change, but others are confident that immediate action can save the planet.

What Is the Impact of Declining Biodiversity?, ed. , v.
What Is the Impact of Declining Biodiversity?, ed. , v.

What Is the Impact of Declining Biodiversity?, ed. , v.

This book shows how the survival of humanity directly depends on biodiversity; the wide variety of species that are vital for global food production, clean water, and carbon sequestration. But one million species are at risk of extinction. Topics include biodiversity threats, why biodiversity matters, and what people are doing to stop the decline.

What Is the Impact of Excessive Waste and Garbage?, ed. , v.
What Is the Impact of Excessive Waste and Garbage?, ed. , v.

What Is the Impact of Excessive Waste and Garbage?, ed. , v.

This book examines the environmental impact of waste. According to the World Bank, more than 2.2 billion tons (2 billion metric tons) of waste and garbage are produced every year. This has created, and continues to create, serious environmental problems for the world’s land and oceans.

What is Gaming Disorder?, ed. , v.
What is Gaming Disorder?, ed. , v.

What is Gaming Disorder?, ed. , v.

This book explores gaming disorder, how it affects teens, and the available treatment options. A graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research are also included.

White Nationalists, ed. , v.
White Nationalists, ed. , v.

White Nationalists, ed. , v.

The articles in this book speak to the origins, beliefs, and growing cultural impact of white nationalists on politics, civic life, and media. Features such as media literacy terms and questions deepen readers' understanding of the reporting styles and devices used to cover the topic.

White Privilege, ed. , v.
White Privilege, ed. , v.

White Privilege, ed. , v.

This title examines the historical forces that have disadvantaged people of color and discusses how these forces continue to influence the media, education, politics, and other areas of life today. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.
Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.

Witchcraft in America, ed. , v.

This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

Women in American Society, ed. 2008, v.
Women in American Society, ed. 2008, v.

Women in American Society, ed. 2008, v.

Explores the lives of women in American society. Includes information on women's demographic trends, educational achievements, employment, financial status, parental responsibilities, political roles, victimization, and health issues.

Women in Sports, ed. , v.
Women in Sports, ed. , v.

Women in Sports, ed. , v.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of women's participation in sports by referencing both current events and research.

Women's Lives around the World, ed. , v.
Women's Lives around the World, ed. , v.

Women's Lives around the World, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia examines the lives of women around the world, with coverage that includes the education of girls and teens; the key roles women play in their families, careers, religions, and cultures; how issues for women intersect with colonialism, transnationalism, feminism, and established norms of power and control.

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

Women's Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the history and the current status of women's rights in the United States and abroad, namely Denmark, China, Afghanistan, and Kenya.

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 Suffrage, ed. , v.
Women's Suffrage, ed. , v.

Women's Suffrage, ed. , v.

Women in many parts of the United States were not allowed to vote until 1920. This book discusses the history of women's voting rights, how women campaigned for full voting rights across the country, and how their efforts led to gains in equality for women in other areas as well. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Workers in America, ed. , v.
Workers in America, ed. , v.

Workers in America, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day.

World Energy Crisis, ed. , v.
World Energy Crisis, ed. , v.

World Energy Crisis, ed. , v.

This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the 'Age of Fossil Fuels,' and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis.

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 1

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 10

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 2

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 3

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 4

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 5

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 6

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 7

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 8

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

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

World Eras, ed. , v. 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Poverty, ed. 2008, v.
World Poverty, ed. 2008, v.

World Poverty, ed. 2008, v.

Examines the forms that poverty takes around the world, its many causes, the serious negative consequences that it has for individuals and societies, and the effort to eliminate it.

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

World Religions Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. , v.

In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices 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.

Renaissance Research for 6th Grade

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.

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

Elizabethan World Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the medieval world, from the fall of Rome to the European Renaissance, including Western and non-Western cultures and civilizations.

Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Atlantic World, 1400-1900, ed. , v.

This work synthesizes a generation of historical scholarship on the events on four continents, providing readers an invaluable introduction to the major people, places, events, movements, objects, concepts, and commodities of the Atlantic world as it developed during a key period in history when the world first started to shrink.

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.