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A New World Power

This volume chronicles the political and social history of the United States in the aftermath of one world war through its engagement in another.

African Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of African mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century

This volume looks at American history between the Civil War and 20th century and includes firsthand accounts that reveal the prevailing ideologies of the time and shed light on significant people and events.

American Decades

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

American Decades

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 Decades Primary Sources

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, 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 Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times

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 Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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.

Babylonian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Babylonian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

British Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of British mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Building the Panama Canal

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the historical building of the Panama Canal, beginning with construction by the United States in 1903.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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

D-Day

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the never-to-be-forgotten event called D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, that took place before World War II ended in 1945.

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.

Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents

Provides insight into major cultures from all continents including annotated primary documents introducing aspects of daily life throughout the world. Covers domestic life, economics, intellectual life, material life, politics, religion, and recreation, from antiquity to the present.

Diet Information for Teens, ed. 4

Provides updated information for teenagers about healthy eating patterns and making smart dietary choices.

Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4

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

Earth Science

Combining studies of all the elements around us and how they interact, this book provides a history of the complex field of earth science, while highlighting core principles and concepts.

Egyptian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Egyptian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Employment

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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

From Columbus to Colonial America

Using primary source documents, this volume recounts the early beginnings of the "New World" starting with discovery and colonization of the land that would become the United States.

From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided

This volume uses primary source documents to chronicle America's transition from the end of the War of 1812 to the time when tension was about to split apart the country in the Civil War.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

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

Geography

This volume delves into physical geography, which is concerned with places, and human geography, which deals with the people in the places, how and why they live where they do, and how their social, economic, and cultural characteristics vary from one place to another. Other subjects include topical geography, regional geography, historical geography, cartography, and maps, atlases, and globes and how to read them.

Geology

This volume focuses on Earth's composition, including mineralogy and crystallography; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic petrology; economic geology; and geochemistry. It investigates Earth's structure, which concerns geophysics, structural geology, tectonics, volcanology, and geodesy. Earth's surface features and processes are also explored. Historical geology, stratigraphy, paleontology, astrogeology, and geology's practical applications complete this resource.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

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

Greek Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Greek mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Health and Wellness

This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.

Human Evolution

This volume provides a general overview of evolution, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and an introduction to the relevant fossil record. It also explores relevant theories and refinements in human traits and culture, and the emergence of Homo sapiens as a modern species.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

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

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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

Little Rock Nine

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the Little Rock Nine crisis in which 9 students fought for school integration in September 1957.

Mayan Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Mayan mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

Native American Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Native American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Norse Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Norse mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Persian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Persian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Personal Finance

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

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics

This volume is composed of twelve chapters covering such topics as population, novel ecoysystem, geoengineering, climate change, animal ethics, conciliation, and extinction. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics

This book addresses the themes of ethics across the life span, ethical issues in health and medical professionalism, and bioethics in social justice. The focus moves from the individual patient-provider relationship to those of the greater community.

Physical Science

This volume explores the three major areas of study in physical science: astronomy, physics, and chemistry. Topics explored include astronomy's origins in Egypt, physical theories from ancient Greece, the discoveries of the Scientific Revolution, Newtonian theory, developments in electricity and magnetism, the Big-Bang model, quantum mechanics, black holes, the identification of the Higgs boson by the Large Hadron Collider in 2013, and more.

Prohibition

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the Prohibition era, which banned the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States in 1920.

Roman Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Roman mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

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

Social Skills

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

Space Exploration

In this volume, readers will discover how the scientific theories of figures like Isaac Newton inspired the advancements of Hermann Oberth, a founder of modern astronautics, and Robert Hutchings Goddard, the father of modern rocketry. Mathematical equations and physics lessons that fit well into Common Core standards explain the principles these pioneers shaped.

Stalin's Great Purge

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume offers varying analyses of the atrocities that occurred under Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union and his regime's lasting impact on the world today.

Student Movements of the 1960s

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to activism by college students in the 1960s.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

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

The 1967 Detroit Riots

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the Detroit riot of July 23-27, 1967.

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to violence in South Los Angeles on April 29, 1992, when a white jury acquitted four white police officers of using excessive force in the beating of African American, Rodney King.

The American Civil War and Reconstruction

Utilizing primary document sources, this volume examines the time period of the United States from the bitter dispute during the Civil War to the time afterwards during the Reconstruction.

The American Revolution and the Young Republic

Utilizing primary document sources, this volume examines the time period of the United States when protests by the colonists against the British rule led to the American Revolution and, later, the War of 1812.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the brief conflict in which Israel defeated a coalition of Arab nations in 1967 and the events leading up to and following the war.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Bolshevik Revolution

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

The Bosnian Conflict

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the conflict in Bosnia that affected citizens of the same nation who savaged each other with massacres and mass rape of civilians as a war tactic.

The Challenger Disaster

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume details the events on January 28, 1986, when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart seventy-three seconds after liftoff, resulting in the death of seven astronauts.

The Columbine School Shooting

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the tragic school shooting of students at Columbine High School, in the community of Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.

The Crisis in Darfur

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the famine, warfare, and Islamic extremism crisis in the African region known as Darfur.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

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

The Cuban Revolution

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 3

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

Covers 300 topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

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

The Growth of a Superpower

This volume examines the trajectory of American history between the administrations of Harry Truman and Barack Obama and the factors that have shaped and sustained its development.

The Haiti Earthquake

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010.

The Holocaust

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Holocaust, the mass genocide to exterminate Jews and other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis in Germany.

The Iranian Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the mass, nationwide Iranian uprising of 1978-1979. This revolution ousted the ruling monarch, the Shah, and replaced him with a fundamentalist Islamic government headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the 1962 Kennedy assassination and how it had a direct effect on Americans' attitudes toward the government and, perhaps, on their own sense of security.

The Munich Olympics Massacre

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to terrorist attacks at the Munich Olympics beginning September 5, 1972.

The Oklahoma City Bombing

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

The Persian Gulf War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Persian Gulf War in the Middle East.

The Vietnam War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the war in Vietnam.

The Women's Liberation Movement

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Women's Liberation Movement during the late 1960s.

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism

This volume examines American history between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I, considering in depth both the imperialist and progressive influences that heralded the country's future position as a major force on the international stage.

UXL Civics

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

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.

Watergate

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Republican-backed undercover spy group that broke into Democratic headquarters in June 1972.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 14

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

History

A New World Power

This volume chronicles the political and social history of the United States in the aftermath of one world war through its engagement in another.

America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century

This volume looks at American history between the Civil War and 20th century and includes firsthand accounts that reveal the prevailing ideologies of the time and shed light on significant people and events.

American Decades

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

American Decades

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 Decades Primary Sources

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, 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 Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

American Inaugurals: The Speeches, The Presidents, and Their Times

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.

Building the Panama Canal

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the historical building of the Panama Canal, beginning with construction by the United States in 1903.

D-Day

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the never-to-be-forgotten event called D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, that took place before World War II ended in 1945.

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.

Daily Life through World History in Primary Documents

Provides insight into major cultures from all continents including annotated primary documents introducing aspects of daily life throughout the world. Covers domestic life, economics, intellectual life, material life, politics, religion, and recreation, from antiquity to the present.

From Columbus to Colonial America

Using primary source documents, this volume recounts the early beginnings of the "New World" starting with discovery and colonization of the land that would become the United States.

From Democracy's Roots to a Country Divided

This volume uses primary source documents to chronicle America's transition from the end of the War of 1812 to the time when tension was about to split apart the country in the Civil War.

Little Rock Nine

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the Little Rock Nine crisis in which 9 students fought for school integration in September 1957.

Prohibition

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the Prohibition era, which banned the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States in 1920.

Stalin's Great Purge

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume offers varying analyses of the atrocities that occurred under Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union and his regime's lasting impact on the world today.

Student Movements of the 1960s

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to activism by college students in the 1960s.

The 1967 Detroit Riots

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the Detroit riot of July 23-27, 1967.

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to violence in South Los Angeles on April 29, 1992, when a white jury acquitted four white police officers of using excessive force in the beating of African American, Rodney King.

The American Civil War and Reconstruction

Utilizing primary document sources, this volume examines the time period of the United States from the bitter dispute during the Civil War to the time afterwards during the Reconstruction.

The American Revolution and the Young Republic

Utilizing primary document sources, this volume examines the time period of the United States when protests by the colonists against the British rule led to the American Revolution and, later, the War of 1812.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the brief conflict in which Israel defeated a coalition of Arab nations in 1967 and the events leading up to and following the war.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Bolshevik Revolution

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

The Bosnian Conflict

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the conflict in Bosnia that affected citizens of the same nation who savaged each other with massacres and mass rape of civilians as a war tactic.

The Challenger Disaster

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume details the events on January 28, 1986, when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart seventy-three seconds after liftoff, resulting in the death of seven astronauts.

The Columbine School Shooting

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the tragic school shooting of students at Columbine High School, in the community of Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.

The Crisis in Darfur

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the famine, warfare, and Islamic extremism crisis in the African region known as Darfur.

The Cuban Missile Crisis

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

The Cuban Revolution

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

The Growth of a Superpower

This volume examines the trajectory of American history between the administrations of Harry Truman and Barack Obama and the factors that have shaped and sustained its development.

The Haiti Earthquake

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010.

The Holocaust

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Holocaust, the mass genocide to exterminate Jews and other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis in Germany.

The Iranian Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the mass, nationwide Iranian uprising of 1978-1979. This revolution ousted the ruling monarch, the Shah, and replaced him with a fundamentalist Islamic government headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the 1962 Kennedy assassination and how it had a direct effect on Americans' attitudes toward the government and, perhaps, on their own sense of security.

The Munich Olympics Massacre

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to terrorist attacks at the Munich Olympics beginning September 5, 1972.

The Oklahoma City Bombing

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

The Persian Gulf War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Persian Gulf War in the Middle East.

The Vietnam War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the war in Vietnam.

The Women's Liberation Movement

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Women's Liberation Movement during the late 1960s.

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism

This volume examines American history between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I, considering in depth both the imperialist and progressive influences that heralded the country's future position as a major force on the international stage.

UXL Civics

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

Watergate

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Republican-backed undercover spy group that broke into Democratic headquarters in June 1972.

Literature

African Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of African mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

American Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Babylonian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Babylonian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

British Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of British mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Egyptian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Egyptian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Greek Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Greek mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Mayan Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Mayan mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Native American Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Native American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Norse Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Norse mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Persian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Persian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Roman Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Roman mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Nation and World

African Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of African mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

American Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Babylonian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Babylonian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

British Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of British mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Egyptian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Egyptian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Greek Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Greek mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Mayan Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Mayan mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Native American Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Native American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Norse Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Norse mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Persian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Persian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Roman Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Roman mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 14

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

Arts

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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.

Social Science

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

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

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

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

Medicine

Diet Information for Teens, ed. 4

Provides updated information for teenagers about healthy eating patterns and making smart dietary choices.

Drug Information for Teens, ed. 4

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

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 3

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

Covers 300 topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.

Science

Earth Science

Combining studies of all the elements around us and how they interact, this book provides a history of the complex field of earth science, while highlighting core principles and concepts.

Geography

This volume delves into physical geography, which is concerned with places, and human geography, which deals with the people in the places, how and why they live where they do, and how their social, economic, and cultural characteristics vary from one place to another. Other subjects include topical geography, regional geography, historical geography, cartography, and maps, atlases, and globes and how to read them.

Geology

This volume focuses on Earth's composition, including mineralogy and crystallography; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic petrology; economic geology; and geochemistry. It investigates Earth's structure, which concerns geophysics, structural geology, tectonics, volcanology, and geodesy. Earth's surface features and processes are also explored. Historical geology, stratigraphy, paleontology, astrogeology, and geology's practical applications complete this resource.

Human Evolution

This volume provides a general overview of evolution, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and an introduction to the relevant fossil record. It also explores relevant theories and refinements in human traits and culture, and the emergence of Homo sapiens as a modern species.

Physical Science

This volume explores the three major areas of study in physical science: astronomy, physics, and chemistry. Topics explored include astronomy's origins in Egypt, physical theories from ancient Greece, the discoveries of the Scientific Revolution, Newtonian theory, developments in electricity and magnetism, the Big-Bang model, quantum mechanics, black holes, the identification of the Higgs boson by the Large Hadron Collider in 2013, and more.

Space Exploration

In this volume, readers will discover how the scientific theories of figures like Isaac Newton inspired the advancements of Hermann Oberth, a founder of modern astronautics, and Robert Hutchings Goddard, the father of modern rocketry. Mathematical equations and physics lessons that fit well into Common Core standards explain the principles these pioneers shaped.

Education

Employment

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

Health and Wellness

This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.

Personal Finance

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

Social Skills

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

General Reference

Employment

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

Health and Wellness

This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.

Personal Finance

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

Social Skills

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

Environment

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, ed. 2

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.

Law

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

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

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

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

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

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

UXL Civics

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

Multicultural Studies

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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

Religion

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics

This volume is composed of twelve chapters covering such topics as population, novel ecoysystem, geoengineering, climate change, animal ethics, conciliation, and extinction. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics

This book addresses the themes of ethics across the life span, ethical issues in health and medical professionalism, and bioethics in social justice. The focus moves from the individual patient-provider relationship to those of the greater community.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2

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

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