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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, 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 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.

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.

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

Biology, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

Earth Science and Human History 101, ed. , v.
Earth Science and Human History 101, ed. , v.

Earth Science and Human History 101, ed. , v.

Describes basic principles of geology and shows how the earth affected history and is affecting present events.

Earth Science, ed. , v.
Earth Science, ed. , v.

Earth Science, ed. , v.

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.

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.

Employment, ed. , v.
Employment, ed. , v.

Employment, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia is a five-volume set with an associated website. Originally published in print format in 2002. The Encyclopedia contains: 500 authored articles; 150 definitions; 100 acronyms; 100 biographies of widely recognized contributors to global environmental change. Each article is prefaced by a few paragraphs aimed at the non-specialist level followed by a more rigorous academic review.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.

Explores major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Covers the science and history of climate change, the controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed. , v.

Offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches of human geography. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of the field as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s. More than 300 entries were written by an international team of leading authorities in the field.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.
Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.

Includes essays on 350 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals who have first hand knowledge of the particular topic or essay they are contributing, and reviewed and edited by Dr. Marilyn M. Helms. Topics include aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, and supply chain management, among many others.

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

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. , v.

Focuses on American campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior but also provides a culturally and politically diverse perspective of American democratic practices and institutions. Offers a rich campaign history. Provides a description and scholarly analysis for all presidential elections, including state and general elections. Presents and simplifies complicated election laws that govern federal, state, and local elections.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines three decades in the middle of the nineteenth century; the emergence of the debate over slavery in the territories, which eventually led to the Civil War; the military conflict itself from 1861 until 1865; and the process of Reconstruction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789, ed. , v.

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

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.

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 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.

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

Geography, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Geology, ed. , v.

Geology, ed. , v.

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.

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 Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.
Global Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.

Global Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.

Covers information technology management and issues in operating information systems in the global business environment. Discusses the global information technology theory, frameworks and IT architecture, discovery of global knowledge management, improvement of the global information systems development methodologies, and applications of the latest technologies such as mobile technology and Web services in global information systems development and operations.

Global Perspectives on the United States, ed. , v.
Global Perspectives on the United States, ed. , v.

Global Perspectives on the United States, ed. , v.

Explores the role and image of the United States from the viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. Provides extensive historical coverage and contemporary analysis. Also includes essays on the events, developments, and processes that shape global perspectives on the United States, including trade agreements and concepts of democracy.

Global Warming 101, ed. , v.
Global Warming 101, ed. , v.

Global Warming 101, ed. , v.

Examines basic issues and important controversies in the field. Describes scientific issues related to melting ice, rising seas, and effects on plants and animals, as well as human health. Includes consideration of possible solutions.

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.

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

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

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.

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.

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.
Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world.

Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, ed. 3, v.
Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, ed. 3, v.

Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, ed. 3, v.

Includes entries on major historical events, important places, leading personalities, and significant aspects of the Afghanistan's culture, religion, and economy.

Historical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.

Provides hundreds of entries on the military, political, economic, and social aspects of the situation in Israel and among the Palestinians, as well as those in surrounding and outside countries. Entries include: major wars and lesser actions, terrorism and assassinations, political parties and resistance organizations, and countless plans and proposals along with those who supported or blocked them. Contains chronology.

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 Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.
How Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.

How Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.

Offers a concise and objective explanation of government operations, mapping the federal government's branches, departments, agencies, corporations, and quasi-official bodies, and the bureaucracies that support them.

Human Evolution, ed. , v.
Human Evolution, ed. , v.

Human Evolution, ed. , v.

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.

Information Communication Technologies and Emerging Business Strategies, ed. , v.
Information Communication Technologies and Emerging Business Strategies, ed. , v.

Information Communication Technologies and Emerging Business Strategies, ed. , v.

This book explores new media such as online music stores, iPods, games, and digital TV and the way corporations are seeking innovative ways to (re)engage with their consumers in the digital era.

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 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.

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.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.
Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

Scientific and historical overviews of natural disasters followed by a chronological survey of the worst or most notable disasters in history, including such recent events as the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.
Personal Finance, ed. , v.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

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

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

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

Physical Science, ed. , v.
Physical Science, ed. , v.

Physical Science, ed. , v.

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.

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.

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.
Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Provides information on a variety of pollution issues, including sources of pollution; disposal; remediation; and the ethical, social and legal environment, as well as topics such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution and zero growth population. Also covers careers and biographies of key people. For academic and general audiences. 2 volumes.

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.

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.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.
Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Essays on people, theories, discoveries, and concepts are combined with overviews, bibliographies of primary documents, and chronological elements to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life. Approximately 2,000 entries.

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.

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.

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

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

Social Skills, ed. , v.
Social Skills, ed. , v.

Social Skills, ed. , v.

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

Space Exploration, ed. , v.

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

This single-volume, accessible 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. More than 650 articles -- 65% of those are entirely new or updated since the last edition.

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.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

A cross-disciplinary source for a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history. Covers the first decade of the 21st Century and includes key events and social history.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.
UXL Civics, ed. , v.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

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

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.

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 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.

World of Earth Science, ed. , v.
World of Earth Science, ed. , v.

World of Earth Science, ed. , v.

This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.

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

World of Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences.

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

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

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12, v.

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

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

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

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

History

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, 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of European Social History, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines three decades in the middle of the nineteenth century; the emergence of the debate over slavery in the territories, which eventually led to the Civil War; the military conflict itself from 1861 until 1865; and the process of Reconstruction.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Europe 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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.
Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world.

Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, ed. 3, v.
Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, ed. 3, v.

Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan, ed. 3, v.

Includes entries on major historical events, important places, leading personalities, and significant aspects of the Afghanistan's culture, religion, and economy.

Historical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.
Historical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.

Historical Dictionary of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.

Provides hundreds of entries on the military, political, economic, and social aspects of the situation in Israel and among the Palestinians, as well as those in surrounding and outside countries. Entries include: major wars and lesser actions, terrorism and assassinations, political parties and resistance organizations, and countless plans and proposals along with those who supported or blocked them. Contains chronology.

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.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.
Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

Scientific and historical overviews of natural disasters followed by a chronological survey of the worst or most notable disasters in history, including such recent events as the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

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.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

This series covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume. Topics for each decade include: Headline Makers, Topics in the News, Arts and Entertainment, Business and the Economy, Education, Government, Politics, and Law, Lifestyles and Social Trends, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology, and Sports.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

A cross-disciplinary source for a single, consistent reference to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history. Covers the first decade of the 21st Century and includes key events and social history.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.
UXL Civics, ed. , v.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

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

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.

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 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.

Science

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

Biology, ed. , v.

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

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.

Earth Science and Human History 101, ed. , v.
Earth Science and Human History 101, ed. , v.

Earth Science and Human History 101, ed. , v.

Describes basic principles of geology and shows how the earth affected history and is affecting present events.

Earth Science, ed. , v.
Earth Science, ed. , v.

Earth Science, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Geography, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Geology, ed. , v.

Geology, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Human Evolution, ed. , v.

Human Evolution, ed. , v.

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.

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.

Physical Science, ed. , v.
Physical Science, ed. , v.

Physical Science, ed. , v.

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.

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.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.
Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Essays on people, theories, discoveries, and concepts are combined with overviews, bibliographies of primary documents, and chronological elements to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life. Approximately 2,000 entries.

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.

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

Space Exploration, ed. , v.

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.

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.

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 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.

World of Earth Science, ed. , v.
World of Earth Science, ed. , v.

World of Earth Science, ed. , v.

This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.

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

World of Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences.

Environment

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

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 Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, ed. , v.

The Encyclopedia is a five-volume set with an associated website. Originally published in print format in 2002. The Encyclopedia contains: 500 authored articles; 150 definitions; 100 acronyms; 100 biographies of widely recognized contributors to global environmental change. Each article is prefaced by a few paragraphs aimed at the non-specialist level followed by a more rigorous academic review.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.

Explores major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Covers the science and history of climate change, the controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change.

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 3, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

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

Global Warming 101, ed. , v.
Global Warming 101, ed. , v.

Global Warming 101, ed. , v.

Examines basic issues and important controversies in the field. Describes scientific issues related to melting ice, rising seas, and effects on plants and animals, as well as human health. Includes consideration of possible solutions.

Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.
Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

Notable Natural Disasters, ed. , v.

Scientific and historical overviews of natural disasters followed by a chronological survey of the worst or most notable disasters in history, including such recent events as the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.
Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Pollution A to Z, ed. , v.

Provides information on a variety of pollution issues, including sources of pollution; disposal; remediation; and the ethical, social and legal environment, as well as topics such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution and zero growth population. Also covers careers and biographies of key people. For academic and general audiences. 2 volumes.

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

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

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

Law

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.

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.

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

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

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

How Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.
How Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.

How Your Government Really Works, ed. , v.

Offers a concise and objective explanation of government operations, mapping the federal government's branches, departments, agencies, corporations, and quasi-official bodies, and the bureaucracies that support them.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.
UXL Civics, ed. , v.

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

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

Nation and World

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

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Global Perspectives on the United States, ed. , v.
Global Perspectives on the United States, ed. , v.

Global Perspectives on the United States, ed. , v.

Explores the role and image of the United States from the viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. Provides extensive historical coverage and contemporary analysis. Also includes essays on the events, developments, and processes that shape global perspectives on the United States, including trade agreements and concepts of democracy.

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.
Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Historical Atlas of the Islamic World, ed. , v.

Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world.

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 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.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2, v.

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

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.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12, v.

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

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

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

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

Literature

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

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

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

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.

General Reference

Employment, ed. , v.
Employment, ed. , v.

Employment, ed. , v.

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

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Personal Finance, ed. , v.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

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.

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.

Social Skills, ed. , v.
Social Skills, ed. , v.

Social Skills, ed. , v.

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.

Education

Employment, ed. , v.
Employment, ed. , v.

Employment, ed. , v.

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

Health and Wellness, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Personal Finance, ed. , v.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Social Skills, ed. , v.

Social Skills, ed. , v.

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.

Business

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.
Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 5, v.

Includes essays on 350 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals who have first hand knowledge of the particular topic or essay they are contributing, and reviewed and edited by Dr. Marilyn M. Helms. Topics include aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, and supply chain management, among many others.

Global Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.
Global Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.

Global Information Society: Operating Information Systems in a Dynamic Global Business Environment, ed. , v.

Covers information technology management and issues in operating information systems in the global business environment. Discusses the global information technology theory, frameworks and IT architecture, discovery of global knowledge management, improvement of the global information systems development methodologies, and applications of the latest technologies such as mobile technology and Web services in global information systems development and operations.

Information Communication Technologies and Emerging Business Strategies, ed. , v.
Information Communication Technologies and Emerging Business Strategies, ed. , v.

Information Communication Technologies and Emerging Business Strategies, ed. , v.

This book explores new media such as online music stores, iPods, games, and digital TV and the way corporations are seeking innovative ways to (re)engage with their consumers in the digital era.

Social Science

Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed. , v.

Offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches of human geography. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of the field as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s. More than 300 entries were written by an international team of leading authorities in the field.

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

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior, ed. , v.

Focuses on American campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior but also provides a culturally and politically diverse perspective of American democratic practices and institutions. Offers a rich campaign history. Provides a description and scholarly analysis for all presidential elections, including state and general elections. Presents and simplifies complicated election laws that govern federal, state, and local elections.

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

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

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

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.

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.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

This single-volume, accessible 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. More than 650 articles -- 65% of those are entirely new or updated since the last edition.

Religion

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

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

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

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Environmental Ethics, ed. , v.

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

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.
Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

Philosophy: Medical Ethics, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

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

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

Biography

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

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

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

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

Newsmakers, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Technology

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

World of Forensic Science, ed. , v.

Guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences.