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A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.
A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.

A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.

This book traces the origins of the Democratic Party all the way back to Thomas Jefferson, or almost as long as there has been a United States of America. Throughout the years the party has risen and fallen with the political fortunes of the United States. Yet, as the 21st century enters its second decade, the party remains a viable political force. The party has changed greatly since Jefferson’s day—just like the country it serves.

A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.
A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.

A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.

Looks at the effects of video-cassettes and cable television on Hollywood, and the idiosyncratic visions of newcomers like Spike Lee and Tim Burton.

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

African American Eras, ed. , v.

Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.

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

African American Eras, ed. , v.

Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

American Governance, ed. , v.
American Governance, ed. , v.

American Governance, ed. , v.

Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.
An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.

An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.

Chronicles how theatrical feature films dominated newly developed movie palaces, how expressive film faces became household names, and how Hollywood became the center of film as a major growth industry.

Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.
Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.

Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.

Introduces young readers to some of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world's history and the legacies they left behind, from the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the amazing culture of the Mayans.

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

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

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

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Arms & Armor, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

Boom and Bust, ed. , v.
Boom and Bust, ed. , v.

Boom and Bust, ed. , v.

Covers the period of 1939-1949, when the film industry came to grips with the development of the documentary, a shift to independent production, renewed government antitrust activity, and the emergence of television as a competitor.

Concise World Atlas, ed. 6, v.
Concise World Atlas, ed. 6, v.

Concise World Atlas, ed. 6, v.

From the defining boundaries of the Balkan states to the icy terrain of Antarctica, this atlas shares more than 400 maps created with the latest digital mapping techniques to bring you Earth in more detail than ever before.

Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Explores the life and times of the great painter, scientist, philosopher, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci.

Earth Matters, ed. , v.
Earth Matters, ed. , v.

Earth Matters, ed. , v.

Features a celebration of the planet, a warning to protect it, and sourcebook full of ideas for making a positive change.

Eating Disorders, ed. , v.
Eating Disorders, ed. , v.

Eating Disorders, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding eating disorders. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

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

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.
Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.

This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

Gems, ed. , v.
Gems, ed. , v.

Gems, ed. , v.

Provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples of precious metals, cut stones, and organics.

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

Geography, ed. , v.

Presents an illustrated look at geography, including Earth's place in the solar system, rocks and minerals, climates and weather, varied ecosystems, and the human world.

Grand Design, ed. , v.
Grand Design, ed. , v.

Grand Design, ed. , v.

Studies the advent of color, big musicals, the studio system and the beginning of institutionalized censorship which made the thirties the defining decade for Hollywood, the decade that ended with "The Greatest Year in Motion Pictures" - the year of "Gone With the Wind", "The Wizard of Oz", "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" and other classics.

Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.
Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.

Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.

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

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

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

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

History of Britain & Ireland, ed. , v.
History of Britain & Ireland, ed. , v.

History of Britain & Ireland, ed. , v.

Features a comprehensive visual guide chronicling key events in the history of Britain and Ireland, from the Roman and Norman conquests through the Elizabethan age to the present day.

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

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

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

Human Body, ed. , v.
Human Body, ed. , v.

Human Body, ed. , v.

Covers the human body, including its inner workings, how it protects and repairs itself, the skeleton, senses and systems that enable us to live and function.

Human Body, ed. , v.
Human Body, ed. , v.

Human Body, ed. , v.

Presents comprehensive information on the human body, covering such topics as the musculoskeletal system, immunology, digestion and nutrition, the human life cycle, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.

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

Human Geography, ed. , v.

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

Immigration in U.S. History, ed. , v.
Immigration in U.S. History, ed. , v.

Immigration in U.S. History, ed. , v.

Examines the many issues surrounding immigration from a wide variety of perspectives - from the earliest settlement of British North America in the 17th century through the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks of the 21st century. Places special emphasis on the many ethnic communities that have provided American immigrants.

Islam, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Islam, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Islam, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

This guide gives a detailed look at the Qur’an and The Five Pillars of Islam and offers a list of “fascinating facts” along with a comprehensive timeline.

Islamic Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.
Islamic Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.

Islamic Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth look at the cultures of Islam, with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the current culture.

Israeli Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.
Israeli Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.

Israeli Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth look at the cultures of Israel with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Israeli current culture.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

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

Knight, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Knight, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Knight, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Explores what life was like for knights in medieval times. Covers topics such as battles, hunting, weaponry, armor, jousting, and castles.

Knives and Swords, ed. , v.
Knives and Swords, ed. , v.

Knives and Swords, ed. , v.

Covers more than 300 swords, knives, and daggers from over 3,000 years of history. Places the weapons in their historical context as well as providing in-depth analysis of the most historically significant bladed weapons.

Lost Illusions, ed. , v.
Lost Illusions, ed. , v.

Lost Illusions, ed. , v.

Looks at how the emergence of new technology, such as steadicam and Dolby sound, and a new generation of talent challenged the old ways, with films like "Nashville" and "Five Easy Pieces".

My Tourist Guide to the Center of the Earth, ed. , v.
My Tourist Guide to the Center of the Earth, ed. , v.

My Tourist Guide to the Center of the Earth, ed. , v.

This guide provides a visual trip from the top of the atmosphere to the center of the Earth's core that takes a unique look at the wonders of this planet.

My Tourist Guide to the Solar System And Beyond, ed. , v.
My Tourist Guide to the Solar System And Beyond, ed. , v.

My Tourist Guide to the Solar System And Beyond, ed. , v.

By presenting outer space as a vacation destination, this guidebook shows armchair astronauts some of the best sights and facts about places, from the Sun to a Black hole.

Mythology, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Mythology, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Mythology, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Surveys the treatment of gods, goddesses, the heavens, creation, death, and evil as expressed in various mythologies around the world.

Ocean, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Ocean, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Ocean, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

This book provides information about the diverse life that exists in the oceans, ocean explorers, products of the oceans, and suggestions for how the human race can help to preserve the health and welfare of the world's oceans.

Ocean, ed. , v.
Ocean, ed. , v.

Ocean, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with a general overview of the physical and chemical features of the ocean, ocean environments and key habitat zones, and descriptions of various flora and fauna. Photographs of underwater life and landscapes, maps, and texts are also included.

Pompeii, ed. , v.
Pompeii, ed. , v.

Pompeii, ed. , v.

This title examines the exploration and study of Pompeii. The book explores the lives of the city's builders and the city's destruction, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts.

Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Looks at the secrets of the monumental structures of the ancient world, from the tombs of Egypt to the pyramids of Central America.

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

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.
Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.

Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.

Examines the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.
Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.

Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.

From blue schist to blue granite, malachite to meteorites, and taconite to travertine, this guide is packed full of images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of each rock and mineral.

Slavery, ed. , v.
Slavery, ed. , v.

Slavery, ed. , v.

Covers slavery during the colonization of the Americas where more than 12 million Africans were stolen from their homelands and forced to work in plantation colonies.

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

Space Exploration, ed. , v.

Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

Stars and Planets, ed. , v.
Stars and Planets, ed. , v.

Stars and Planets, ed. , v.

From observing the night sky to looking to the stars and beyond, this book contains a guide to all 88 constellations of the night sky, as wells as features the best tools and techniques to get started.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.
Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Maps, illustrations and text describe various aspects of countries of the world including physical features, population, standards of living, natural resources, industries, environmental issues and climate.

Super Nature Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Super Nature Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Super Nature Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Presents a visual tour of the anatomical strengths of members of the animal kingdom and lends insight into their behaviors and abilities, from the reasons for the cheetah's speed to a termite's instinct to build a cooling system into its home.

The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.
The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

Provides an analysis of the U.S. Bill of Rights, with information on how it was created and how it has evolved, with examples of major Supreme Court decisions related to it.

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, ed. , v.
The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, ed. , v.

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, ed. , v.

A reference guide for newcomers to film studies. Advanced scholars will also benefit from the historical analyses and interpretations of film texts.

The Complete Classical Music Guide, ed. , v.
The Complete Classical Music Guide, ed. , v.

The Complete Classical Music Guide, ed. , v.

Explains the elements and terminology of classical music in clear and simple terms. Discusses the music and instruments of each period, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, to developments in modern music since 1900.

The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.
The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.

The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.

This book recounts the inspiring story of the Dalai Lama, a passionate freedom fighter, political leader, public conscience, and spiritual guide, originally from Tibet, and his achievements, awards, teachings, and ideals.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.
The Economics Book, ed. , v.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.

This book reveals the many ideas and schools of economics that have emerged since trading first began in ancient times.

The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.
The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.

The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the beginnings of cinema through the first boom in the specialized moving-picture theaters known as nickelodeons, looking at the initial years of projected motion pictures and their aural accompaniment from 1895 to the fall of 1907. Early American cinema is examined as an industry and as an influential cultural practice in the context of a centuries-long history of projected images.

The Evolution of Government and Politics in China, ed. , v.
The Evolution of Government and Politics in China, ed. , v.

The Evolution of Government and Politics in China, ed. , v.

This book provides an opportunity to explore the government and political structure of China and how the nation's government evolved and changed through history. The young reader is encouraged to analyze past events and draw conclusions about how outside factors modified China's political system and world influence.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, ed. , v.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, ed. , v.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive information on the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and the differing perspectives accompanying it.

The Politics Book, ed. , v.
The Politics Book, ed. , v.

The Politics Book, ed. , v.

This book explores more than 100 big ideas on topics as diverse as the rule of law, the extent of liberty, and the justification of warfare. It takes the reader on a journey through the history of politics, from the influential theories of ancient Greece, Rome, and Asia to modern concepts voiced by today's brightest political thinkers.

The Sixties, ed. , v.
The Sixties, ed. , v.

The Sixties, ed. , v.

Examines the issues of this period, including competition with other leisure activities, transformation of the theater, changes in production, and the arrival of conglomerates.

The Talkies, ed. , v.
The Talkies, ed. , v.

The Talkies, ed. , v.

Chronicles the film industry's transition from silent films to sound cinema as it takes a critical step on its way to becoming the modern business enterprise of the 1930s.

The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.
The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.

The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.

Chronicles the history of the American film business from the days of the little store-show nickelodeon to the premiere of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of A Nation, looking at the imbalance of the "Griffith did it all" cliché by discussing the efforts of countless lesser-known figures who also helped to create Hollywood and shape the growing American film industry. The effect of the surroundings are all examined for their impact on the filmgoing experience.

Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959, ed. , v.
Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959, ed. , v.

Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959, ed. , v.

Explores the challenges American cinema faced in the 1950's from the divorce of production companies from theater chains forced by an anti- trust decision, to the growth of television.

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

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.
UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

This series examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. It provides in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world.

Understanding Israel Today, ed. , v.
Understanding Israel Today, ed. , v.

Understanding Israel Today, ed. , v.

Covering both the positive and controversial aspects of Israel, this book explores current issues, culture, and lifestyle in an attempt to take the mystery out of this country. Readers will learn about everyday life for a child, along with gender roles, attitudes and beliefs, and holidays and celebrations. Included also is a recipe and craft.

Universe, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Universe, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Universe, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

This guide features full-color photographs representing the latest captures from space telescopes. Detailed digital artwork enhance a comprehensive study of the world of outer space, from Earth's closest neighbors in the solar system to the farthest galaxies.

Voyage, ed. , v.
Voyage, ed. , v.

Voyage, ed. , v.

Covers all there is to know about the oceans.

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. , v.

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

Nation and World

A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.
A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.

A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.

This book traces the origins of the Democratic Party all the way back to Thomas Jefferson, or almost as long as there has been a United States of America. Throughout the years the party has risen and fallen with the political fortunes of the United States. Yet, as the 21st century enters its second decade, the party remains a viable political force. The party has changed greatly since Jefferson’s day—just like the country it serves.

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

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

Geography, ed. , v.

Presents an illustrated look at geography, including Earth's place in the solar system, rocks and minerals, climates and weather, varied ecosystems, and the human world.

Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.
Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.

Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.

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

History of Britain & Ireland, ed. , v.
History of Britain & Ireland, ed. , v.

History of Britain & Ireland, ed. , v.

Features a comprehensive visual guide chronicling key events in the history of Britain and Ireland, from the Roman and Norman conquests through the Elizabethan age to the present day.

Islamic Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.
Islamic Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.

Islamic Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth look at the cultures of Islam, with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the current culture.

Israeli Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.
Israeli Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.

Israeli Culture in Perspective, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth look at the cultures of Israel with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Israeli current culture.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6, v.

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

The Evolution of Government and Politics in China, ed. , v.
The Evolution of Government and Politics in China, ed. , v.

The Evolution of Government and Politics in China, ed. , v.

This book provides an opportunity to explore the government and political structure of China and how the nation's government evolved and changed through history. The young reader is encouraged to analyze past events and draw conclusions about how outside factors modified China's political system and world influence.

Understanding Israel Today, ed. , v.
Understanding Israel Today, ed. , v.

Understanding Israel Today, ed. , v.

Covering both the positive and controversial aspects of Israel, this book explores current issues, culture, and lifestyle in an attempt to take the mystery out of this country. Readers will learn about everyday life for a child, along with gender roles, attitudes and beliefs, and holidays and celebrations. Included also is a recipe and craft.

Law

A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.
A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.

A History of the Democratic Party, ed. , v.

This book traces the origins of the Democratic Party all the way back to Thomas Jefferson, or almost as long as there has been a United States of America. Throughout the years the party has risen and fallen with the political fortunes of the United States. Yet, as the 21st century enters its second decade, the party remains a viable political force. The party has changed greatly since Jefferson’s day—just like the country it serves.

American Governance, ed. , v.
American Governance, ed. , v.

American Governance, ed. , v.

Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

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

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

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

The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.
The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

The Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

Provides an analysis of the U.S. Bill of Rights, with information on how it was created and how it has evolved, with examples of major Supreme Court decisions related to it.

The Politics Book, ed. , v.
The Politics Book, ed. , v.

The Politics Book, ed. , v.

This book explores more than 100 big ideas on topics as diverse as the rule of law, the extent of liberty, and the justification of warfare. It takes the reader on a journey through the history of politics, from the influential theories of ancient Greece, Rome, and Asia to modern concepts voiced by today's brightest political thinkers.

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

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

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

Arts

A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.
A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.

A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.

Looks at the effects of video-cassettes and cable television on Hollywood, and the idiosyncratic visions of newcomers like Spike Lee and Tim Burton.

An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.
An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.

An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.

Chronicles how theatrical feature films dominated newly developed movie palaces, how expressive film faces became household names, and how Hollywood became the center of film as a major growth industry.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

Boom and Bust, ed. , v.
Boom and Bust, ed. , v.

Boom and Bust, ed. , v.

Covers the period of 1939-1949, when the film industry came to grips with the development of the documentary, a shift to independent production, renewed government antitrust activity, and the emergence of television as a competitor.

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

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

Grand Design, ed. , v.
Grand Design, ed. , v.

Grand Design, ed. , v.

Studies the advent of color, big musicals, the studio system and the beginning of institutionalized censorship which made the thirties the defining decade for Hollywood, the decade that ended with "The Greatest Year in Motion Pictures" - the year of "Gone With the Wind", "The Wizard of Oz", "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" and other classics.

Lost Illusions, ed. , v.
Lost Illusions, ed. , v.

Lost Illusions, ed. , v.

Looks at how the emergence of new technology, such as steadicam and Dolby sound, and a new generation of talent challenged the old ways, with films like "Nashville" and "Five Easy Pieces".

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, ed. , v.
The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, ed. , v.

The Columbia Companion to American History on Film, ed. , v.

A reference guide for newcomers to film studies. Advanced scholars will also benefit from the historical analyses and interpretations of film texts.

The Complete Classical Music Guide, ed. , v.
The Complete Classical Music Guide, ed. , v.

The Complete Classical Music Guide, ed. , v.

Explains the elements and terminology of classical music in clear and simple terms. Discusses the music and instruments of each period, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, to developments in modern music since 1900.

The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.
The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.

The Emergence of Cinema, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the beginnings of cinema through the first boom in the specialized moving-picture theaters known as nickelodeons, looking at the initial years of projected motion pictures and their aural accompaniment from 1895 to the fall of 1907. Early American cinema is examined as an industry and as an influential cultural practice in the context of a centuries-long history of projected images.

The Sixties, ed. , v.
The Sixties, ed. , v.

The Sixties, ed. , v.

Examines the issues of this period, including competition with other leisure activities, transformation of the theater, changes in production, and the arrival of conglomerates.

The Talkies, ed. , v.
The Talkies, ed. , v.

The Talkies, ed. , v.

Chronicles the film industry's transition from silent films to sound cinema as it takes a critical step on its way to becoming the modern business enterprise of the 1930s.

The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.
The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.

The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915, ed. , v.

Chronicles the history of the American film business from the days of the little store-show nickelodeon to the premiere of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of A Nation, looking at the imbalance of the "Griffith did it all" cliché by discussing the efforts of countless lesser-known figures who also helped to create Hollywood and shape the growing American film industry. The effect of the surroundings are all examined for their impact on the filmgoing experience.

Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959, ed. , v.
Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959, ed. , v.

Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959, ed. , v.

Explores the challenges American cinema faced in the 1950's from the divorce of production companies from theater chains forced by an anti- trust decision, to the growth of television.

Multicultural Studies

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

African American Eras, ed. , v.

Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.

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

African American Eras, ed. , v.

Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3, v.

This work includes 23 new ethnic groups and contains 152 revised ethnic entries on specific minority groups in the U.S., with an emphasis on culture (religions, holidays, customs, language) in addition to information on historical background and settlement patterns. The encyclopedia also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans and Amish.

History

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 2

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 3

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 4

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 6

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, ed. , v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.
Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.

Ancient Civilizations, ed. , v.

Introduces young readers to some of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world's history and the legacies they left behind, from the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the amazing culture of the Mayans.

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

Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. , v.

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

Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Explores the life and times of the great painter, scientist, philosopher, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci.

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

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.

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

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of India, ed. , v.

A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern China, ed. , v.

Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

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

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

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

Immigration in U.S. History, ed. , v.
Immigration in U.S. History, ed. , v.

Immigration in U.S. History, ed. , v.

Examines the many issues surrounding immigration from a wide variety of perspectives - from the earliest settlement of British North America in the 17th century through the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks of the 21st century. Places special emphasis on the many ethnic communities that have provided American immigrants.

Knight, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Knight, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Knight, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Explores what life was like for knights in medieval times. Covers topics such as battles, hunting, weaponry, armor, jousting, and castles.

Pompeii, ed. , v.
Pompeii, ed. , v.

Pompeii, ed. , v.

This title examines the exploration and study of Pompeii. The book explores the lives of the city's builders and the city's destruction, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts.

Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Pyramid, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Looks at the secrets of the monumental structures of the ancient world, from the tombs of Egypt to the pyramids of Central America.

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

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

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

Slavery, ed. , v.
Slavery, ed. , v.

Slavery, ed. , v.

Covers slavery during the colonization of the Americas where more than 12 million Africans were stolen from their homelands and forced to work in plantation colonies.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, ed. , v.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, ed. , v.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive information on the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and the differing perspectives accompanying it.

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

UXL Civics, ed. , v.

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

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.
UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

UXL World Eras, ed. , v.

This series examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. It provides in-depth coverage of a given era, focusing on a cultural group and its interaction with other peoples of the world.

Technology

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Arms & Armor, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

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

How Everyday Products are Made, ed. , v.

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

Knives and Swords, ed. , v.
Knives and Swords, ed. , v.

Knives and Swords, ed. , v.

Covers more than 300 swords, knives, and daggers from over 3,000 years of history. Places the weapons in their historical context as well as providing in-depth analysis of the most historically significant bladed weapons.

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

Space Exploration, ed. , v.

Describes rockets, exploratory vehicles, and other technological aspects of space exploration, satellites, space stations, and the life and work of astronauts.

General Reference

Concise World Atlas, ed. 6, v.
Concise World Atlas, ed. 6, v.

Concise World Atlas, ed. 6, v.

From the defining boundaries of the Balkan states to the icy terrain of Antarctica, this atlas shares more than 400 maps created with the latest digital mapping techniques to bring you Earth in more detail than ever before.

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

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

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

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.
Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Maps, illustrations and text describe various aspects of countries of the world including physical features, population, standards of living, natural resources, industries, environmental issues and climate.

Biography

Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Da Vinci and His Times, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Explores the life and times of the great painter, scientist, philosopher, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci.

The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.
The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.

The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.

This book recounts the inspiring story of the Dalai Lama, a passionate freedom fighter, political leader, public conscience, and spiritual guide, originally from Tibet, and his achievements, awards, teachings, and ideals.

Science

Earth Matters, ed. , v.
Earth Matters, ed. , v.

Earth Matters, ed. , v.

Features a celebration of the planet, a warning to protect it, and sourcebook full of ideas for making a positive change.

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

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

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.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.
Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Experiment Central, ed. 2, v.

Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

Gems, ed. , v.
Gems, ed. , v.

Gems, ed. , v.

Provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples of precious metals, cut stones, and organics.

Human Body, ed. , v.
Human Body, ed. , v.

Human Body, ed. , v.

Covers the human body, including its inner workings, how it protects and repairs itself, the skeleton, senses and systems that enable us to live and function.

Human Body, ed. , v.
Human Body, ed. , v.

Human Body, ed. , v.

Presents comprehensive information on the human body, covering such topics as the musculoskeletal system, immunology, digestion and nutrition, the human life cycle, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.

My Tourist Guide to the Center of the Earth, ed. , v.
My Tourist Guide to the Center of the Earth, ed. , v.

My Tourist Guide to the Center of the Earth, ed. , v.

This guide provides a visual trip from the top of the atmosphere to the center of the Earth's core that takes a unique look at the wonders of this planet.

My Tourist Guide to the Solar System And Beyond, ed. , v.
My Tourist Guide to the Solar System And Beyond, ed. , v.

My Tourist Guide to the Solar System And Beyond, ed. , v.

By presenting outer space as a vacation destination, this guidebook shows armchair astronauts some of the best sights and facts about places, from the Sun to a Black hole.

Ocean, ed. , v.
Ocean, ed. , v.

Ocean, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with a general overview of the physical and chemical features of the ocean, ocean environments and key habitat zones, and descriptions of various flora and fauna. Photographs of underwater life and landscapes, maps, and texts are also included.

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

Real-Life Math, ed. , v.

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

Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.
Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.

Rock & Mineral, ed. , v.

Examines the creation, importance, erosion, mining, and uses of rocks and minerals.

Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.
Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.

Rocks and Minerals, ed. , v.

From blue schist to blue granite, malachite to meteorites, and taconite to travertine, this guide is packed full of images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of each rock and mineral.

Stars and Planets, ed. , v.
Stars and Planets, ed. , v.

Stars and Planets, ed. , v.

From observing the night sky to looking to the stars and beyond, this book contains a guide to all 88 constellations of the night sky, as wells as features the best tools and techniques to get started.

Super Nature Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Super Nature Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Super Nature Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Presents a visual tour of the anatomical strengths of members of the animal kingdom and lends insight into their behaviors and abilities, from the reasons for the cheetah's speed to a termite's instinct to build a cooling system into its home.

Universe, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Universe, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Universe, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

This guide features full-color photographs representing the latest captures from space telescopes. Detailed digital artwork enhance a comprehensive study of the world of outer space, from Earth's closest neighbors in the solar system to the farthest galaxies.

Voyage, ed. , v.
Voyage, ed. , v.

Voyage, ed. , v.

Covers all there is to know about the oceans.

Environment

Earth Matters, ed. , v.
Earth Matters, ed. , v.

Earth Matters, ed. , v.

Features a celebration of the planet, a warning to protect it, and sourcebook full of ideas for making a positive change.

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

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

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

Ocean, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Ocean, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Ocean, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

This book provides information about the diverse life that exists in the oceans, ocean explorers, products of the oceans, and suggestions for how the human race can help to preserve the health and welfare of the world's oceans.

Ocean, ed. , v.
Ocean, ed. , v.

Ocean, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with a general overview of the physical and chemical features of the ocean, ocean environments and key habitat zones, and descriptions of various flora and fauna. Photographs of underwater life and landscapes, maps, and texts are also included.

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

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

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

Voyage, ed. , v.
Voyage, ed. , v.

Voyage, ed. , v.

Covers all there is to know about the oceans.

Social Science

Eating Disorders, ed. , v.
Eating Disorders, ed. , v.

Eating Disorders, ed. , v.

Explores the issues surrounding eating disorders. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

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

Human Geography, ed. , v.

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

Pompeii, ed. , v.
Pompeii, ed. , v.

Pompeii, ed. , v.

This title examines the exploration and study of Pompeii. The book explores the lives of the city's builders and the city's destruction, traces its discovery and scientific investigation, and discusses future study and conservation efforts.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.
The Economics Book, ed. , v.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.

This book reveals the many ideas and schools of economics that have emerged since trading first began in ancient times.

Religion

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

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, ed. , v.

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.

Islam, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Islam, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Islam, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

This guide gives a detailed look at the Qur’an and The Five Pillars of Islam and offers a list of “fascinating facts” along with a comprehensive timeline.

The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.
The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.

The Dalai Lama, ed. , v.

This book recounts the inspiring story of the Dalai Lama, a passionate freedom fighter, political leader, public conscience, and spiritual guide, originally from Tibet, and his achievements, awards, teachings, and ideals.

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

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. , v.

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

Literature

Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.
Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.

Hindu Mythology, ed. , v.

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

Mythology, Rev. ed., ed. , v.
Mythology, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Mythology, Rev. ed., ed. , v.

Surveys the treatment of gods, goddesses, the heavens, creation, death, and evil as expressed in various mythologies around the world.

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