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100 Americans Making Constitutional History

Profiles the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Explores the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions.

100 Years of Li & Fung

Illustrates the rise of Li & Fung and the historical, geographical, and personal factors that have set the stage for Li & Fung's development in the last 100 years.

21st Century Communication

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates affecting the field of communication in the 21st Century.

21st Century Education

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of education ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

21st Century Geography

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of geography ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

A Handbook of Ancient Religions

Provides a scholarly account of ancient cultures around the world, from China to India, the Middle East, Egypt, Europe, and the Americas. It outlines the history of the different societies so their religion and culture can be understood in context.

A Public Health Perspective on Women's Mental Health

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

AIDS

Examines the biological, medical, social, historical, and political aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages

Examines the past, present, and predicted future of our understanding and diverse perspectives regarding psychopathology and abnormal behavior, broadly defined.

Achieving Sustainability

Aimed at readers who are not experts in the field, the material is relevant to courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. It presents and analyzes the underpinnings of the multi-disciplinary concept of sustainability.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 36

Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 37

Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.

Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom

This book provides a comprehensive, critical approach to meeting the new challenges of technology in the classroom.

Advances in Computer-Supported Learning

This book clarifies the new technologies, applications, and research in computer-supported learning. It helps students, teachers, and researchers gain a larger understanding of this field and the trends that are driving computer-supported learning forward.

Advances in Universal Web Design and Evaluation: Research, Trends and Opportunities

This handbook highlights several prominent issues in the area of ageing and gender issues. It provides the basis of a framework for the development and evaluation of Web sites for people with special needs.

Advances in Web-Based Education: Personalized Learning Environments

This book provides coverage of a wide range of factors that influence the design, use and adoption of Personalized Learning Environments.

Ageing in Southeast and East Asia

Examines national ageing policies and programs, the sustainability of existing pension systems, housing and living arrangements, inter-generational transfer, and aspects of quality of life of the elderly population.

Alternative Energy

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

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 23

This respected resource is a biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where available.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 30

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

Animal Sciences

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

Anthropology

This guide looks into the world of anthropology and its related sciences, including cultural and social anthropology as well as archaeology. It covers the essential areas of the field: its history, world cultures and the history of different peoples, and the study of the discipline around the world through urban, medical, and applied anthropology.

Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, ed. 11

Provides a complete resource for understanding and implementing HR in relation to the needs of the business as a whole. Includes in-depth coverage of all the key areas essential to the human resource function.

Atlas of EEG Patterns, ed. 2

This text orients the reader to the basics of EEG, helps to identify characteristic EEG wave features, and leads the reader to the correct EEG diagnosis through a table that organizes all of the EEG patterns according to wave features. It includes the full range of EEG patterns from the common rhythms to the rare findings, and it also includes numerous examples of artifacts.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

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

Best Practice in Performance Coaching

Offers coaching models, tools, techniques and case histories, and explains how to run a coaching practice.

Best Practices and Conceptual Innovations in Information Resources Management

Provides authoritative insight into emerging developments in information resources management and how these technologies are shaping the way the world does business, creates policies, and advances organizational practices.

Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management

This book provides original research on all aspects of service science, service management, service engineering, and its supporting technology in order to administer cutting-edge knowledge to encourage the improvement of services.

Biology, ed. 2

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. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

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

Blackmail and Bribery

Examines the crimes of blackmail and bribery, how they're investigated, and how criminals are prosecuted.

Body Systems

Covers the 14 systems of the human body and their role and functions both from an individual organ perspective and each system as a whole, as well as what occurs when systems are not functioning properly due to injury, disease, or other causes. Entries cover the development of each body system from birth to full adult growth, as well as adjustments by the body during the senior years.

COPD

Explores chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in detail, covering its causes, impact on the patient and caregivers, treatment options, and future outlook.

Cases on Managing E-Services

Presents a wide range of real-life case studies in e-services in fields such as e-libraries, e-medicine, and e-insurance. Provides concrete examples of successes and pitfalls of e-services management and also offers a definition and typology of e-services and their main characteristics through theoretical papers and case studies.

Chemical Compounds

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.

Chemistry

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.

Cities of the World, ed. 6

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

Climate Change

Outlines key scientific, economic, and political issues, reviews how the global community has addressed the issue to date, and discusses the options being explored for further action.

Clinical Signs in Neurology

This handbook provides relevant facts on neurologic pathology in an A-to-Z format that will guide physicians in the art of mastering the neurological examination so as to arrive at a quick, accurate diagnosis. Contains illustrations, clinical photographs, descriptive figures, and online videos.

Cold War Reference Library

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.

Competencies in Organizational E-Learning

Addresses competencies as the key observable workplace behavior that is able to drive learning and knowledge dissemination processes inside organizations, and can be used as a guide for implementing or improving competency-based approaches to e-learning.

Consumer Health Care

This text focuses on the U.S. healthcare system and the individual's experience with it. Entries cover topics related to the current state of health insurance, the various kinds (including government programs like Medicare and Medicaid) and methods of its delivery, as well as the history of insurance and the evolution of our current for-profit system. Healthcare legislation and reform is also discussed.

Contemporary Musicians, v. 76

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Countries and Their Cultures

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

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.

Creating Human Development Theories

This book provides a complete explanation for developing a human development theory, addressing key topics such as attention to need, population, basic assumptions, key terms, causes and stages, interpreting evidence, and applications. It also details five illustrative theories, covering their history and providing insights about how they were developed.

Creating Value through Advanced Logistics, v. 1

Illustrates how advanced logistics service providers in China create value for their clients by examining case studies related to the experiences of Li & Fung and other leading advanced logistics companies in the country.

Crime & Punishment in the United States

Examines the core aspects of criminal justice. Essays focus on types of crimes, apprehension of wrongdoers, criminal trials, and types of punishment.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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

Crimes and Trials of the Century

Focus is on crimes of the century of the last 100 years. Covers in detail how each crime is laid out, the investigation discussed, the media reaction, the trial (if there was one) is narrated, the resolution is explored, and the significance of the case in terms of its social, political, popular, and legal relevance is examined.

Cryptology

Explores the world of cryptology, the writing of disguised messages, and cryptanalysis, the cracking of the codes or ciphers used during cryptography to reveal the original message. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Cultural History of Reading

Covers books from their earliest beginnings through the present day, in both the U.S. and regions all over the world; includes fiction and literature, religious works, dictionaries, scientific works, and home guides.

Dementia

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dementia.

Development of China in the Modern World System

Covers how China managed, over the past 30 years, to grasp the opportunities for development through opening itself up and seeking cooperation and competition with other countries in terms of foreign trade, capital, human capital, technology import, and management system.

Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 2

Offers people with disabilities and their caregivers basic information about birth defects, hearing and vision loss, speech disorders, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, and other types of impairment caused by chronic illness, injury, and trauma.

Discoveries in Modern Science

This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a Board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of "curiosity-led science," as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.

E-Government Diffusion, Policy, and Impact

Provides information on how e-government technologies are shaping today's knowledge society from the citizen experience to the level of policy and decision making. Covers topics such as public service delivery, technological diffusion, and e-readiness.

E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries

Examines the issues of reference context and discoverability in school, public, and academic libraries, as well as within the reference publishing community.

Eating Disorders

This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive examination of a full range of topics related to eating disorders and body image.

Emerging Information Resources Management and Technologies

Supplies industry leaders, practicing managers, researchers, experts, and educators with current findings on undertaking the operation of the latest information technology reforms, developments, and changes. Presents the issues facing modern organizations and provides recent strategies in overcoming the obstacles of the ever-evolving information management and utilization industry.

Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World

Covers the key survival challenges all organisms face; includes specific adaptations from all forms of life, including animals, plants, bacteria, algae, fungi, and viruses.

Encyclopedia of Aging

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

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Buddhism

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

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

Provides a thorough overview of design and methods in case study research as guidance for students, researchers, and professionals trying to incorporate case studies into a research project or program.

Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste

Examines why we throw away the trash we do today, using data compiled from the exploration of dumpsters, to better understand our modern society and culture.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2

Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and what makes them addictive.

Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development

A comprehensive coverage of educational theory and practice from the primary grades through higher education.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts

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

Encyclopedia of Language and Education, ed. 2

Covers numerous subjects in the field of language and education. Each volume deals with a single substantial subject and includes topical reviews, written by one or more experts in the topic, which provide complete coverage of the subject of the volume.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6

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

Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society

Presents some 490 articles showing the math behind our daily lives. Explains how and why math works, and allows readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day.

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

Provides information on the central terms, concepts, topics, issues, themes, debates, theories, and texts and examines the topic of motherhood in various contexts such as history and geography and by academic discipline.

Encyclopedia of Multimedia

Provides in-depth coverage of the important concepts, issues and technology trends in the field of multimedia technologies, systems, techniques, and applications. It is a comprehensive collection of entries in A-Z format, presenting perspectives and future trends in the field from hundreds of leading researchers and world experts.

Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations

Documents the most relevant contributions to networked, dynamic, agile, and virtual organizational models. Creates a repository of the main developments regarding the virtual organization, compiling definitions, characteristics, comparisons, advantages, practices, enabling technologies, and best practices.

Encyclopedia of Population

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

Encyclopedia of Public Health

Aimed at the nonspecialist reader interested in health and medicinal issues, the Encyclopedia examines a broad range of topics such as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions and biographical entries. appropriate for upper class high school and university students, professionals and the general public. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Examines the role race and ethnicity play in society. Covers intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and impact society.

Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America, ed. 2

Covers a range of legal issues that affect the roles of religion and law in American society. Entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today's society.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

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

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

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 Sociology, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Covers all major facets of survey research methodology, from selecting the sample design and the sampling frame, designing and pretesting the questionnaire, data collection, and data coding, to the issues surrounding diminishing response rates, confidentiality, privacy, informed consent and other ethical issues, data weighting, and data analyses.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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

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

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

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

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 Life Course and Human Development

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

Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility, ed. 2

This book addresses the real needs of nurses in the rapidly changing post-Affordable Care Act healthcare world, providing empirical research and tested techniques for creating a workplace that promotes team relationships and career development while preventing burnout.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

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 and Natural Resource Economics

This work addresses the role of the economy in both creating and solving many of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Focusing on environmental and natural resource economics, it addresses basic concepts, environmental policy, natural resource economics, market failure, exhaustible and renewable resources, benefit-cost analysis, and applied welfare economics, as well as key concepts of economics, movements, events, organizations, individuals, and research.

Ethics, Rev. ed.

Applied ethics is the main focus of this revised edition, with a particular emphasis on current ethics issues. Includes religious issues, business and labor ethics, political and economic issues, personal and social ethics issues, and bioethics.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

This work 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, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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

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

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.

Flexible Learning in an Information Society

This book uses a flexible learning framework to explain the best ways of creating a meaningful learning environment. This framework consists of eight factors - institutional, management, technological, pedagogical, ethical, interface design, resource support, and evaluation; a systematic understanding of these factors creates successful flexible learning environments.

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia

Introduces food culture from numerous countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.

Forensic Science

Explores the groundbreaking methods scientists use to solve crimes--from fingerprinting to DNA sampling.

Fourth-Generation Wireless Networks

Presents a vision for the coming years in terms of emerging fourth generation (4G) wireless technology trends and best practices.

GMO Food

The book provides clear, factual information and background on the history of genetically modified crops and foods, covering topics such as the historic methods of plant and animal modification (such as cross-breeding). It assesses the long-existing differences in attitudes toward the development and commercialization of GMO foods and crops in the United States versus in the European Union.

Genetics

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

Global Climate Change and Public Health

This volume covers recent research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change and addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health.

Global Value Chain Management, v. 1

Introduces the concepts of global value chains, their disintegration and integration, the reasons behind outsourcing and the different value chain governance mechanisms. It also examins how Li & Fung, one of the world's most outstanding firms in this area transformed itself and rose to become a global value chain orchestrator.

Globalization

Covers the workings of the global economy and how it influences businesses and individuals. Topics include international trade, national wealth disparities (the haves vs. the have-nots), foreign investment, and geographical and cultural issues.

Globalization and Free Trade

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

Globalization and Its Counter-forces in Southeast Asia

Explores the political, economic, security, social, and cultural dimensions of globalization and local responses, offering evidence of complex interfacing between the global and the local.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities

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

Great Athletes

Covers the greatest players in college and pro football, including the inspirational stories of Pat Tillman and Tedy Bruschi.

Great Athletes

Boxing figures include Laila and Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano and Mike Tyson. Soccer features David Beckham, Mia Hamm, and Pele.

Great Athletes

Features athletes who excel in sports associated with the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Green Culture

Explores the on-going paradigm shift in culture and lifestyles toward promoting a sustainable environment.

Green Education

Explores the environmental movement's proliferation in the field of education, from elementary school classroom efforts to the university curriculum to building sustainable campuses.

Green Ethics and Philosophy

Covers the moral relationship between humans and their natural environment, specifically targeting the contemporary green movement.

Green Health

Examines the green movement within the contexts of personal health and the healthcare industry, focusing on consumer lifestyles and how they affect resource conservation, pollution prevention, and environmental management.

Green Technology

Explores the essential role of technology and its most recent developments toward a sustainable environment.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

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

Handbook of Pediatric Surgical Patient Care

This book focuses on the decision-making process in the overall management of the pediatric surgical patient and provides guidelines for diagnosis. Topics ranging from a wide spectrum of neonatal conditions and surgical critical care to other childhood afflictions, pediatric cancer and the injured child are discussed.

Handbook of Physics

Provides access to information including not only the fundamental formulas of physics but also a wide variety of experimental methods used in practice. Provides information for everyday use in problem solving, homework, examinations, and practical applications of physics.

Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking

Discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to the range of new developments and applications in business social networking.

Handbook of Research on Computational Science and Engineering

Presents a timely introduction to the possibilities in CSE to advance ongoing research and applications and to discover new resources and cutting edge developments.

Handbook of Research on Electronic Surveys and Measurements

This book is the comprehensive reference source for innovative knowledge on electronic surveys. It provides complete coverage of the challenges associated with the use of the Internet to develop online surveys, administer Web-based instruments, and conduct computer-mediated assessments. This combination of how-to information about online research coupled with profiles of specific measures makes it an indispensable reference.

Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology

Provides information on different styles of instructional design methodologies, tips, and strategies on how to use technology to facilitate active learning and techniques to help faculty and researchers develop online instructional and teaching materials.

Handbook of Research on Integrating Social Media into Strategic Marketing

This book explores the use of social networking and other online media in marketing communications, including both best practices and common pitfalls to provide comprehensive coverage of the topic.

Handbook of Research on Managing and Influencing Consumer Behavior

This book discusses the importance of understanding and implementing customer knowledge management and customer relationship management into everyday business workflows. It highlights the changes that the Internet and social media have brought to consumer behavior.

Handbook of Research on Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation

Provides examinations of the adoption and impact of e-government in countries throughout the world at the local level.

Health and Medicine

Explores health and medical issues for people with disabilities.

Healthcare Management and Economics

This book discusses public and private healthcare organizations by gathering perspectives on the differences in service, management, delivery, and efficiency.

Healthy Weight for Teens

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on healthy weight habits for teenagers.

Human Geography

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

Human Trafficking

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

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

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

IFLA Library Building Guidelines

Provides information and guidelines for the library building planning process. Reflects on fundamental issues, on new development trends and on the planning process. Issues covered include what to consider when investigating the need for space, library design from a marketing viewpoint, green management and sustainability relating to library buildings and a layman's guide to reading plans.

Immigration and Migration

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

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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

Intellectual Property Protection for Multimedia Information Technology

Covers a full range of issues surrounding multimedia intellectual property protection and its proper solutions from institutional, technical, and legal perspectives.

Intelligent Design of Interactive Multimedia Listening Software

This book explores strategies for the development and design of digital and multimedia learning tools aimed at helping students engage with course material in a technology rich world.

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

The history of psychoanalysis in 50 countries shows the relationship between psychoanalysis and other disciplines, with entries discussing writers, philosophers, literary movements and historical events.

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, ed. 2

Includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

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.

International Logistics and Supply Chain Outsourcing

A guide to the use of outsourcing logistics and supply chain operations. Includes a review of the market, an assessment of the major providers, a description of the main services available and a consideration of the key drivers for outsourcing.

Investigating the Mafia

Focuses on investigating the Mafia and bringing its group of highly organized criminals to justice.

Issues in Green Criminology

Explores the ways in which governments, transnational corporations, military apparatuses and ordinary people routinely harm environments, other animals and humanity.

Japan

Covers the life and culture in Japan and presents a portrait of the island nation, home to 127 million people and one of the most robust economies in the world.

Jazz Age

A collection of essays encompassing a wide variety of topics, people, and events that embodied the Jazz Age, both familiar and obscure.

K-9 Police Units

Explores how K-9 teams are used in law enforcement to track and apprehend criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings, and locate the bodies of victims of crimes or natural disasters.

Knowledge Management Strategies for Business Development

Addresses the relevance of knowledge management strategies for the advancement of organizations worldwide.

Knowledge Management and Higher Education: A Critical Analysis

Using various social science perspectives, this book provides critical analyses of knowledge management in higher education, with an emphasis on unintended consequences and future implications.

Leadership in Science and Technology

Examines issues relevant to leadership in the realm of science and technology.

Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design

This book provides an overview on the connection between learning management systems and the variety of instructional design models and methods of course delivery. It's a useful source for administrators, faculty, instructional designers, course developers, and businesses interested in the technological solutions and methods of online education.

Library Reference Services and Information Literacy

This book not only advocates for a more intentional integration of reference and instructional services, but it also provides organizational background, staff objectives, and various successes and challenges that have already been experienced by real institutions.

Living with Eating Disorders

Examines the consequences of day-to-day life, where to go for help and features real-life examples of people struggling with eating disorders.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy

Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more.

Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues

Provides insights and experiences from e-learning experts from around the world. It addresses the issues that higher education institutions are grappling with as they move from conventional face-to-face teaching to e-learning in its diverse forms.

Malaria

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in malaria.

Malcolm McDonald on Marketing Planning

Presents the essentials of marketing plans and the strategic marketing planning process including, defining markets and segments, setting marketing objectives and strategies, advertising and sales promotion strategies, and price and sales strategies.

Managing Risk in Extreme Environments

Presents real-life examples of extreme situations - from epidemics to earthquakes - to showcase risk management strategies which have been tested and shown to succeed.

Manual of Nutritional Therapeutics, ed. 6

Coauthored by three physicians and a dietitian, this manual provides evidence-based nutrition recommendations for healthy adults, hospitalized patients, and people with a full range of health conditions.

Marino's The ICU Book, ed. 4

A fundamental and respected resource book in critical care, this book continues to provide the current and practical guidance in critical care. The text addresses both the medical and surgical aspects of critical care, delivering the guidance needed to ensure sound, safe, and effective treatment for patients in intensive care--regardless of the specialty focus of the unit.

Mathematics

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.

Medical Informatics in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provides industry knowledge and insight into challenges in the areas of informatics that are important to women's health. Covers topics such as ethical and legal issues, imaging and communication systems, and electronic health records.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

Meningitis

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

Modern American Literature, ed. 5

Provides insight into the careers of nearly 500 20th-century American writers, including black and women writers. Entries include important critical excerpts, chronologically arranged and collected from a wide variety of sources such as books, scholarly journals, general periodicals and newspapers.

Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology

This book highlights the innovations and developments in the ethical features of technology in society, bringing together research in the areas of computer, engineering, and biotechnical ethics.

Music in the Middle Ages

Covers music influences during the Middle Ages, the previous Dark Ages, the Crusades, and the feudal system which impacted the types and forms of music.

Music of the Postwar Era

Covers music influenced by political events and societal changes during the Postwar Era.

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century

Examines individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. Covers the history of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and more.

Nations of the World, ed. 11

Profiles numerous nations and self-governing territories around the world. Covers political and economic issues, business information, key facts, and provides a country profile for each nation.

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for neurodegenerative disorders caused by nerve cell failure.

Neuroscience for Clinicians

This book provides a clear introduction to neuroscience for practicing psychologists, and discusses a broad range of topics that are studied as part of this field including brain development, neural networks, modeling methods, technologies, brain elements, systems, and functions.

Nonfiction Classics for Students

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

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

Open Source Software Dynamics, Processes, and Applications

This book is a multidisciplinary collection of research and approaches on the applications and processes of open source software, highlighting the development processes performed by software programmers, the motivations of its participants, and the legal and economic issues that have been raised.

Organizations and Social Networking

This book provides a broad investigation into the use of social technologies in business practices through theoretical research and practical applications, exploring the opportunities and challenges brought about by the advent of various 21st century online business web tools and platforms.

Pacific Food System Outlook 2007-2008

Represents the first regionwide coordinated effort to provide the outlook for the Pacific food system. The food system includes not just production agriculture, but also the whole complex of economic relationships and linkages that tie the region's food consumers to producers.

Parkinson's Disease

Explores Parkinson's disease in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

This book serves as a primer to the study of philosophy, discussing some of the challenges from various forms of skepticism that philosophers have faced when, in the footsteps of Socrates, they have tried to gain knowledge. The primer also provides a sample of the diverse philosophical traditions that have developed through the centuries in different parts of the world.

Plant Sciences

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

Pollution A to Z

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.

Project Management Survival

Offers practical advice on getting to the truth of a project, getting the right initial plan, developing a genuinely workable plan, and managing people so the project stays on track.

Psychology of Classroom Learning

Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.

Religion and the Physical Sciences

Covers the impact of religion and spirituality on some of the great scientific debates of the last 100 years - the origin of the universe, the nature of matter and energy, the quest for a TOE (theory of everything), and the current debates over multiple universes, the anthropic principle, and other aspects of theoretical physics that are borderline philosophy.

Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

This book highlights the emerging digital age, its complex transformation of the current educational system, and the integration of educational technologies into teaching strategies.

Research Techniques for Clinical Social Workers, ed. 2

Presents research concepts and skills, organizing them according to assessment and treatment formulation, treatment implementation and monitoring, and evaluation. For students and practitioners of social work.

Rural Women in Urban China

Based on in-depth ethnographic research--and using an approach that seeks to understand how migration is experienced by the migrants themselves--a first-hand account of the experiences of women in rural China who joined the vast migration to Beijing and other cities at the end of the twentieth century.

Science and Its Times

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.

Science in Dispute, v. 1

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 2

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 3

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science, Religion, and Society

Covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, and psychologists, among others.

Sleep Disorders

Explores sleep disorders in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Social Trends and Indicators USA

Provides in-depth statistics on social issues with expert analyses. Data is drawn from Federal agencies, newspapers and stock exchanges. Individual volumes are titled: 1. Work & Leisure; 2. Community & Education; 3. Health & Illness; and 4. Crime & Justice.

Sports

Provides readers with a guide map for understanding what sport controversies teach us about our culture and ourselves.

Standardization Research in Information Technology

Provides cutting-edge research on the application of standards in the market, covering topics such as corporate standardization, linguistic qualities of international standards, the role of individuals in standardization, and the development, use, application, and influence of information technology in standardization techniques.

Stroke

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for strokes.

Student Plagiarism in an Online World

Describes the legal and ethical issues surrounding plagiarism, the tools and techniques available to combat the spread of this problem, and real-life situational examples.

Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments

This book provides successful strategies and procedures for developing policies to bring about an awareness of the practices that enhance online learning. It provides building blocks to help improve the outcome of online coursework and discusses social presence to help improve performance, interaction, and a sense of community for all participants in an online arena.

Systems Analysis and Design for Advanced Modeling Methods

Covers research in the area of systems analysis and design practices and methodologies; provides researchers, academicians, and practitioners with an overview and related references in this field.

Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams

This book investigates issues around teams in the virtual and hybrid classroom, offering a view of current research and practice on the subject of virtual and collaborative teams in teaching and learning.

Teaching in the Knowledge Society: New Skills and Instruments for Teachers

This book investigates changes induced by information and communications technology in today's education system.

Technoliteracy, Discourse, and Social Practice

Provides unique and significant insights into the diverse approaches and implementation of various contexts.

The 8 Steps to Strategic Success

This book presents a new 8-step process for creating a strategy that really delivers. For each step, the book describes the key parts of the process, shows how to avoid the potential pitfalls, and points to the most useful strategic models and frameworks.

The Columbine School Shootings

Offers explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the investigation into the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Statistics

Presents the essential information about statistical tests, concepts, and analytical methods. Entries include definitions, history, mathematical details, limitations, examples, references, and further readings.

The Crusades Reference Library

The three-volume The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1

Chronicling Eleanor Roosevelt's development as diplomat, journalist, and political strategist in the years 1945 to 1948, this publication is filled with original writings and speeches.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 2

The encyclopedia identifies 150 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4

Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 2

Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health

This title covers topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 2

This 5-vol. set provides more than 850 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2

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 Public Health

Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia provides coverage of important public health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, and everyday environmental effects.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 3

Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

The History of Thailand

Provides a clear portrayal of Thailand's culture and society, and explains its significance in the history of human civilization, its strategic geographic location, and its attraction as a tourist destination.

The Homicide Detective

Explores how members of law enforcement, including criminal investigators, forensic scientists, and others, solve crimes.

The Impact of Electronic Publishing

Provides practical data to support investment decisions in information systems for electronic media, quantifies the future size of the electronic publishing industry, and serves as an aid to forward planning. For general audiences.

The Religious Right, ed. 3

Examines the religious right and its influence on our government, citizens, society, and politics. Offers a critical historical survey of the religious right movement, focusing on its increased involvement in the political arena, attempts to forge coalitions, and notable successes and failures. Also includes biographies of the men and women who have advanced the cause.

The Surgical Review, ed. 4

This book offers a comprehensive review tool that keeps you up to date with surgical practice and current exams.

Thoracic Imaging

This book aims to prepare for the Core Exam module for thoracic imaging covering the basics of imaging and normal anatomy through ICU radiographs, pulmonary pathology, mediastinal abnormalities, and all other thoracic diseases. It contains 300 questions, answers, and explanations accompanying hundreds of high-quality radiographs, CT, and MR image, in a format that mimics the Core Exam.

Tourism Informatics

Provides cohesive coverage of cutting-edge e-tourism systems and directions for future research and development.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for traumatic brain injuries.

UXL Complete Health Resource

Covers the causes symptoms, diagnoses, tests, treatments and prognoses of health problems; the main systems of the human body, including the circulatory system, the endocrine system, special senses and much more; and a detailed examination of nutrition, and medical and mental health issues.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History

A guide for history and school library media specialists for creating technologically advanced, resource-based instructional units in American and World History in grades 7-12.

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Mathematics

A valuable resource for using the Web to promote critical thinking in the high school mathematics classroom. It is filled with instructional strategies and an expansive set of activities that cover a broad array of mathematics topics spanning from prealgebra through calculus.

Valuing Roles

Highlights different approaches to job evaluation and demonstrates how it links to other people, pay-related processes, systems and policies, ensuring a transparent framework for talent management.

Winning New Business

Offers techniques and tactics needed to help maximize sales performance.

Women's Rights

Examines the issues surrounding women's rights from a variety of international perspectives.

World Education Encyclopedia, ed. 2

This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This updated and expanded edition gives users up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and high-interest topics such as technological advances.

World History Encyclopedia

Focuses on specific themes of human development across cultures era by era, providing the most in-depth, expansive presentation available of the development of humanity from a global perspective.

World Press Encyclopedia, ed. 2

This comprehensive survey of press and electronic media now covers nearly 200 countries. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries begin with an overview of the background, economic framework and general characteristics of each country's press. Entries then cover the number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, news agencies, electronic news media, education and training in journalism and much more.

World at Risk, ed. 2

Provides analysis of current global hot topics. Addresses a wide range of key issues, including demographics, economics, education, health, politics, and security.

World of Forensic Science

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

World of Forensic Science, ed. 2

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

World of Microbiology and Immunology

An encyclopedic guide to concepts, theories, discoveries and pioneers in the fields of microbiology and immunology, for students and other researchers. Addresses current ethical, legal and social issues with special emphasis given to biological warfare and terrorism. Topical and biographical entries are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced. Includes photographs and illustrations. 2 volumes.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

History

100 Americans Making Constitutional History

Profiles the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Explores the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions.

Cold War Reference Library

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.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

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

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.

Jazz Age

A collection of essays encompassing a wide variety of topics, people, and events that embodied the Jazz Age, both familiar and obscure.

Music of the Postwar Era

Covers music influenced by political events and societal changes during the Postwar Era.

The Crusades Reference Library

The three-volume The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72).

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1

Chronicling Eleanor Roosevelt's development as diplomat, journalist, and political strategist in the years 1945 to 1948, this publication is filled with original writings and speeches.

The History of Thailand

Provides a clear portrayal of Thailand's culture and society, and explains its significance in the history of human civilization, its strategic geographic location, and its attraction as a tourist destination.

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History

A guide for history and school library media specialists for creating technologically advanced, resource-based instructional units in American and World History in grades 7-12.

World History Encyclopedia

Focuses on specific themes of human development across cultures era by era, providing the most in-depth, expansive presentation available of the development of humanity from a global perspective.

Biography

100 Americans Making Constitutional History

Profiles the key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Explores the social and political context behind landmark Court decisions.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 23

This respected resource is a biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where available.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 30

Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

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

Contemporary Musicians, v. 76

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

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

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

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

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

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.

Great Athletes

Covers the greatest players in college and pro football, including the inspirational stories of Pat Tillman and Tedy Bruschi.

Great Athletes

Boxing figures include Laila and Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano and Mike Tyson. Soccer features David Beckham, Mia Hamm, and Pele.

Great Athletes

Features athletes who excel in sports associated with the Summer and Winter Olympics.

Business

100 Years of Li & Fung

Illustrates the rise of Li & Fung and the historical, geographical, and personal factors that have set the stage for Li & Fung's development in the last 100 years.

Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, ed. 11

Provides a complete resource for understanding and implementing HR in relation to the needs of the business as a whole. Includes in-depth coverage of all the key areas essential to the human resource function.

Best Practice in Performance Coaching

Offers coaching models, tools, techniques and case histories, and explains how to run a coaching practice.

Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management

This book provides original research on all aspects of service science, service management, service engineering, and its supporting technology in order to administer cutting-edge knowledge to encourage the improvement of services.

Creating Value through Advanced Logistics, v. 1

Illustrates how advanced logistics service providers in China create value for their clients by examining case studies related to the experiences of Li & Fung and other leading advanced logistics companies in the country.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 6

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

Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations

Documents the most relevant contributions to networked, dynamic, agile, and virtual organizational models. Creates a repository of the main developments regarding the virtual organization, compiling definitions, characteristics, comparisons, advantages, practices, enabling technologies, and best practices.

Global Value Chain Management, v. 1

Introduces the concepts of global value chains, their disintegration and integration, the reasons behind outsourcing and the different value chain governance mechanisms. It also examins how Li & Fung, one of the world's most outstanding firms in this area transformed itself and rose to become a global value chain orchestrator.

Handbook of Research on Integrating Social Media into Strategic Marketing

This book explores the use of social networking and other online media in marketing communications, including both best practices and common pitfalls to provide comprehensive coverage of the topic.

Handbook of Research on Managing and Influencing Consumer Behavior

This book discusses the importance of understanding and implementing customer knowledge management and customer relationship management into everyday business workflows. It highlights the changes that the Internet and social media have brought to consumer behavior.

International Logistics and Supply Chain Outsourcing

A guide to the use of outsourcing logistics and supply chain operations. Includes a review of the market, an assessment of the major providers, a description of the main services available and a consideration of the key drivers for outsourcing.

Malcolm McDonald on Marketing Planning

Presents the essentials of marketing plans and the strategic marketing planning process including, defining markets and segments, setting marketing objectives and strategies, advertising and sales promotion strategies, and price and sales strategies.

Managing Risk in Extreme Environments

Presents real-life examples of extreme situations - from epidemics to earthquakes - to showcase risk management strategies which have been tested and shown to succeed.

Organizations and Social Networking

This book provides a broad investigation into the use of social technologies in business practices through theoretical research and practical applications, exploring the opportunities and challenges brought about by the advent of various 21st century online business web tools and platforms.

Project Management Survival

Offers practical advice on getting to the truth of a project, getting the right initial plan, developing a genuinely workable plan, and managing people so the project stays on track.

The 8 Steps to Strategic Success

This book presents a new 8-step process for creating a strategy that really delivers. For each step, the book describes the key parts of the process, shows how to avoid the potential pitfalls, and points to the most useful strategic models and frameworks.

Valuing Roles

Highlights different approaches to job evaluation and demonstrates how it links to other people, pay-related processes, systems and policies, ensuring a transparent framework for talent management.

Winning New Business

Offers techniques and tactics needed to help maximize sales performance.

Information and Publishing

21st Century Communication

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates affecting the field of communication in the 21st Century.

Advances in Universal Web Design and Evaluation: Research, Trends and Opportunities

This handbook highlights several prominent issues in the area of ageing and gender issues. It provides the basis of a framework for the development and evaluation of Web sites for people with special needs.

Emerging Information Resources Management and Technologies

Supplies industry leaders, practicing managers, researchers, experts, and educators with current findings on undertaking the operation of the latest information technology reforms, developments, and changes. Presents the issues facing modern organizations and provides recent strategies in overcoming the obstacles of the ever-evolving information management and utilization industry.

The Impact of Electronic Publishing

Provides practical data to support investment decisions in information systems for electronic media, quantifies the future size of the electronic publishing industry, and serves as an aid to forward planning. For general audiences.

World Press Encyclopedia, ed. 2

This comprehensive survey of press and electronic media now covers nearly 200 countries. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries begin with an overview of the background, economic framework and general characteristics of each country's press. Entries then cover the number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, news agencies, electronic news media, education and training in journalism and much more.

Education

21st Century Education

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of education ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

Advanced Teaching Methods for the Technology Classroom

This book provides a comprehensive, critical approach to meeting the new challenges of technology in the classroom.

Advances in Computer-Supported Learning

This book clarifies the new technologies, applications, and research in computer-supported learning. It helps students, teachers, and researchers gain a larger understanding of this field and the trends that are driving computer-supported learning forward.

Advances in Web-Based Education: Personalized Learning Environments

This book provides coverage of a wide range of factors that influence the design, use and adoption of Personalized Learning Environments.

Encyclopedia of Education and Human Development

A comprehensive coverage of educational theory and practice from the primary grades through higher education.

Encyclopedia of Language and Education, ed. 2

Covers numerous subjects in the field of language and education. Each volume deals with a single substantial subject and includes topical reviews, written by one or more experts in the topic, which provide complete coverage of the subject of the volume.

Flexible Learning in an Information Society

This book uses a flexible learning framework to explain the best ways of creating a meaningful learning environment. This framework consists of eight factors - institutional, management, technological, pedagogical, ethical, interface design, resource support, and evaluation; a systematic understanding of these factors creates successful flexible learning environments.

Intelligent Design of Interactive Multimedia Listening Software

This book explores strategies for the development and design of digital and multimedia learning tools aimed at helping students engage with course material in a technology rich world.

Knowledge Management and Higher Education: A Critical Analysis

Using various social science perspectives, this book provides critical analyses of knowledge management in higher education, with an emphasis on unintended consequences and future implications.

Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues

Provides insights and experiences from e-learning experts from around the world. It addresses the issues that higher education institutions are grappling with as they move from conventional face-to-face teaching to e-learning in its diverse forms.

Psychology of Classroom Learning

Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.

Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments

This book provides successful strategies and procedures for developing policies to bring about an awareness of the practices that enhance online learning. It provides building blocks to help improve the outcome of online coursework and discusses social presence to help improve performance, interaction, and a sense of community for all participants in an online arena.

Teaching and Learning with Virtual Teams

This book investigates issues around teams in the virtual and hybrid classroom, offering a view of current research and practice on the subject of virtual and collaborative teams in teaching and learning.

Teaching in the Knowledge Society: New Skills and Instruments for Teachers

This book investigates changes induced by information and communications technology in today's education system.

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in History

A guide for history and school library media specialists for creating technologically advanced, resource-based instructional units in American and World History in grades 7-12.

Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in Mathematics

A valuable resource for using the Web to promote critical thinking in the high school mathematics classroom. It is filled with instructional strategies and an expansive set of activities that cover a broad array of mathematics topics spanning from prealgebra through calculus.

World Education Encyclopedia, ed. 2

This 3-volume country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries. This updated and expanded edition gives users up-to-date coverage of reorganized educational systems and high-interest topics such as technological advances.

Nation and World

21st Century Geography

Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of geography ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

Ageing in Southeast and East Asia

Examines national ageing policies and programs, the sustainability of existing pension systems, housing and living arrangements, inter-generational transfer, and aspects of quality of life of the elderly population.

Cities of the World, ed. 6

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

Countries and Their Cultures

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

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.

Development of China in the Modern World System

Covers how China managed, over the past 30 years, to grasp the opportunities for development through opening itself up and seeking cooperation and competition with other countries in terms of foreign trade, capital, human capital, technology import, and management system.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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

Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia

Introduces food culture from numerous countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.

Globalization

Covers the workings of the global economy and how it influences businesses and individuals. Topics include international trade, national wealth disparities (the haves vs. the have-nots), foreign investment, and geographical and cultural issues.

Globalization and Free Trade

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

Globalization and Its Counter-forces in Southeast Asia

Explores the political, economic, security, social, and cultural dimensions of globalization and local responses, offering evidence of complex interfacing between the global and the local.

Human Trafficking

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

Immigration and Migration

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

Japan

Covers the life and culture in Japan and presents a portrait of the island nation, home to 127 million people and one of the most robust economies in the world.

Nations of the World, ed. 11

Profiles numerous nations and self-governing territories around the world. Covers political and economic issues, business information, key facts, and provides a country profile for each nation.

Pacific Food System Outlook 2007-2008

Represents the first regionwide coordinated effort to provide the outlook for the Pacific food system. The food system includes not just production agriculture, but also the whole complex of economic relationships and linkages that tie the region's food consumers to producers.

Rural Women in Urban China

Based on in-depth ethnographic research--and using an approach that seeks to understand how migration is experienced by the migrants themselves--a first-hand account of the experiences of women in rural China who joined the vast migration to Beijing and other cities at the end of the twentieth century.

The History of Thailand

Provides a clear portrayal of Thailand's culture and society, and explains its significance in the history of human civilization, its strategic geographic location, and its attraction as a tourist destination.

World at Risk, ed. 2

Provides analysis of current global hot topics. Addresses a wide range of key issues, including demographics, economics, education, health, politics, and security.

Religion

A Handbook of Ancient Religions

Provides a scholarly account of ancient cultures around the world, from China to India, the Middle East, Egypt, Europe, and the Americas. It outlines the history of the different societies so their religion and culture can be understood in context.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism

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

Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America, ed. 2

Covers a range of legal issues that affect the roles of religion and law in American society. Entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today's society.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

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

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

This book serves as a primer to the study of philosophy, discussing some of the challenges from various forms of skepticism that philosophers have faced when, in the footsteps of Socrates, they have tried to gain knowledge. The primer also provides a sample of the diverse philosophical traditions that have developed through the centuries in different parts of the world.

Religion and the Physical Sciences

Covers the impact of religion and spirituality on some of the great scientific debates of the last 100 years - the origin of the universe, the nature of matter and energy, the quest for a TOE (theory of everything), and the current debates over multiple universes, the anthropic principle, and other aspects of theoretical physics that are borderline philosophy.

Science, Religion, and Society

Covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, and psychologists, among others.

The Religious Right, ed. 3

Examines the religious right and its influence on our government, citizens, society, and politics. Offers a critical historical survey of the religious right movement, focusing on its increased involvement in the political arena, attempts to forge coalitions, and notable successes and failures. Also includes biographies of the men and women who have advanced the cause.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

In 1,800 pages across 3 volumes, Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

Medicine

A Public Health Perspective on Women's Mental Health

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

AIDS

Examines the biological, medical, social, historical, and political aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Atlas of EEG Patterns, ed. 2

This text orients the reader to the basics of EEG, helps to identify characteristic EEG wave features, and leads the reader to the correct EEG diagnosis through a table that organizes all of the EEG patterns according to wave features. It includes the full range of EEG patterns from the common rhythms to the rare findings, and it also includes numerous examples of artifacts.

Body Systems

Covers the 14 systems of the human body and their role and functions both from an individual organ perspective and each system as a whole, as well as what occurs when systems are not functioning properly due to injury, disease, or other causes. Entries cover the development of each body system from birth to full adult growth, as well as adjustments by the body during the senior years.

COPD

Explores chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in detail, covering its causes, impact on the patient and caregivers, treatment options, and future outlook.

Clinical Signs in Neurology

This handbook provides relevant facts on neurologic pathology in an A-to-Z format that will guide physicians in the art of mastering the neurological examination so as to arrive at a quick, accurate diagnosis. Contains illustrations, clinical photographs, descriptive figures, and online videos.

Consumer Health Care

This text focuses on the U.S. healthcare system and the individual's experience with it. Entries cover topics related to the current state of health insurance, the various kinds (including government programs like Medicare and Medicaid) and methods of its delivery, as well as the history of insurance and the evolution of our current for-profit system. Healthcare legislation and reform is also discussed.

Dementia

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dementia.

Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 2

Offers people with disabilities and their caregivers basic information about birth defects, hearing and vision loss, speech disorders, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities, and other types of impairment caused by chronic illness, injury, and trauma.

Eating Disorders

This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive examination of a full range of topics related to eating disorders and body image.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2

Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and what makes them addictive.

Encyclopedia of Public Health

Aimed at the nonspecialist reader interested in health and medicinal issues, the Encyclopedia examines a broad range of topics such as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions and biographical entries. appropriate for upper class high school and university students, professionals and the general public. 4 volumes.

Ending Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility, ed. 2

This book addresses the real needs of nurses in the rapidly changing post-Affordable Care Act healthcare world, providing empirical research and tested techniques for creating a workplace that promotes team relationships and career development while preventing burnout.

Global Climate Change and Public Health

This volume covers recent research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change and addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health.

Handbook of Pediatric Surgical Patient Care

This book focuses on the decision-making process in the overall management of the pediatric surgical patient and provides guidelines for diagnosis. Topics ranging from a wide spectrum of neonatal conditions and surgical critical care to other childhood afflictions, pediatric cancer and the injured child are discussed.

Health and Medicine

Explores health and medical issues for people with disabilities.

Healthcare Management and Economics

This book discusses public and private healthcare organizations by gathering perspectives on the differences in service, management, delivery, and efficiency.

Healthy Weight for Teens

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on healthy weight habits for teenagers.

Living with Eating Disorders

Examines the consequences of day-to-day life, where to go for help and features real-life examples of people struggling with eating disorders.

Malaria

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in malaria.

Manual of Nutritional Therapeutics, ed. 6

Coauthored by three physicians and a dietitian, this manual provides evidence-based nutrition recommendations for healthy adults, hospitalized patients, and people with a full range of health conditions.

Marino's The ICU Book, ed. 4

A fundamental and respected resource book in critical care, this book continues to provide the current and practical guidance in critical care. The text addresses both the medical and surgical aspects of critical care, delivering the guidance needed to ensure sound, safe, and effective treatment for patients in intensive care--regardless of the specialty focus of the unit.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

Meningitis

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

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for neurodegenerative disorders caused by nerve cell failure.

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

Parkinson's Disease

Explores Parkinson's disease in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Sleep Disorders

Explores sleep disorders in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Stroke

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for strokes.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 2

The encyclopedia identifies 150 types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy. For the practitioner or interested patient, there are current training requirements, listings of organizations, as well as descriptions of treatments.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4

Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 2

Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health

This title covers topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 2

This 5-vol. set provides more than 850 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health

Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia provides coverage of important public health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, and everyday environmental effects.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 3

Provides coverage of numerous surgical procedures, medical tests and related topics, such as anesthetics, common lab test and procedures, medications and postoperative care. Entries for medical test and surgical include definition; purpose; demographic information; diagnosis/preparation; aftercare; risks; morbidity and mortality rates; alternatives; and more.

The Surgical Review, ed. 4

This book offers a comprehensive review tool that keeps you up to date with surgical practice and current exams.

Thoracic Imaging

This book aims to prepare for the Core Exam module for thoracic imaging covering the basics of imaging and normal anatomy through ICU radiographs, pulmonary pathology, mediastinal abnormalities, and all other thoracic diseases. It contains 300 questions, answers, and explanations accompanying hundreds of high-quality radiographs, CT, and MR image, in a format that mimics the Core Exam.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for traumatic brain injuries.

UXL Complete Health Resource

Covers the causes symptoms, diagnoses, tests, treatments and prognoses of health problems; the main systems of the human body, including the circulatory system, the endocrine system, special senses and much more; and a detailed examination of nutrition, and medical and mental health issues.

Social Science

Abnormal Psychology Across the Ages

Examines the past, present, and predicted future of our understanding and diverse perspectives regarding psychopathology and abnormal behavior, broadly defined.

Anthropology

This guide looks into the world of anthropology and its related sciences, including cultural and social anthropology as well as archaeology. It covers the essential areas of the field: its history, world cultures and the history of different peoples, and the study of the discipline around the world through urban, medical, and applied anthropology.

Creating Human Development Theories

This book provides a complete explanation for developing a human development theory, addressing key topics such as attention to need, population, basic assumptions, key terms, causes and stages, interpreting evidence, and applications. It also details five illustrative theories, covering their history and providing insights about how they were developed.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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

Encyclopedia of Aging

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

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Case Study Research

Provides a thorough overview of design and methods in case study research as guidance for students, researchers, and professionals trying to incorporate case studies into a research project or program.

Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste

Examines why we throw away the trash we do today, using data compiled from the exploration of dumpsters, to better understand our modern society and culture.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes, and Concepts

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

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

Provides information on the central terms, concepts, topics, issues, themes, debates, theories, and texts and examines the topic of motherhood in various contexts such as history and geography and by academic discipline.

Encyclopedia of Population

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

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Examines the role race and ethnicity play in society. Covers intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and impact society.

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods

Covers all major facets of survey research methodology, from selecting the sample design and the sampling frame, designing and pretesting the questionnaire, data collection, and data coding, to the issues surrounding diminishing response rates, confidentiality, privacy, informed consent and other ethical issues, data weighting, and data analyses.

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

Ethics, Rev. ed.

Applied ethics is the main focus of this revised edition, with a particular emphasis on current ethics issues. Includes religious issues, business and labor ethics, political and economic issues, personal and social ethics issues, and bioethics.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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

Human Geography

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

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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

International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

The history of psychoanalysis in 50 countries shows the relationship between psychoanalysis and other disciplines, with entries discussing writers, philosophers, literary movements and historical events.

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, ed. 2

Includes articles specific to countries and to religious traditions, examining the history of family life within these cultures and discussing how families have been affected by political and social change.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

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.

Research Techniques for Clinical Social Workers, ed. 2

Presents research concepts and skills, organizing them according to assessment and treatment formulation, treatment implementation and monitoring, and evaluation. For students and practitioners of social work.

Social Trends and Indicators USA

Provides in-depth statistics on social issues with expert analyses. Data is drawn from Federal agencies, newspapers and stock exchanges. Individual volumes are titled: 1. Work & Leisure; 2. Community & Education; 3. Health & Illness; and 4. Crime & Justice.

Sports

Provides readers with a guide map for understanding what sport controversies teach us about our culture and ourselves.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2

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.

Women's Rights

Examines the issues surrounding women's rights from a variety of international perspectives.

Environment

Achieving Sustainability

Aimed at readers who are not experts in the field, the material is relevant to courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. It presents and analyzes the underpinnings of the multi-disciplinary concept of sustainability.

Alternative Energy

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

Climate Change

Outlines key scientific, economic, and political issues, reviews how the global community has addressed the issue to date, and discusses the options being explored for further action.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

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.