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A Vulnerable America
A Vulnerable America

A Vulnerable America

A factbook about national security in the wake of 9/11 attacks, written for young adults. Explores increased security measures and new challenges to our personal freedoms. Notes previous times when the United States suspended civil liberties to protect the nation from perceived threats. Outlines the country's vulnerable areas and efforts to bolster infrastructure.

ADHD
ADHD

ADHD

Explores attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

AIDS
AIDS

AIDS

Examines the issues surrounding AIDS and provides an overview of the topic.

AIDS
AIDS

AIDS

Explores AIDS and HIV in detail, covering milestones in the history and treatment of AIDS, as well as new drug therapies.

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008
AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008

Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.

Abortion
Abortion

Abortion

Examines the issues surrounding abortion and provides an overview of the topic.

Abortion, ed. 2008
Abortion, ed. 2008

Abortion, ed. 2008

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

Acne
Acne

Acne

Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.

Activism
Activism

Activism

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

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

A biography of Adam Sandler and his career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

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

African American Almanac, ed. 10

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

Alcohol
Alcohol

Alcohol

A factbook on alcohol, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of alcohol. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse alcohol.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2009

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

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

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.

Amendment XII
Amendment XII

Amendment XII

Presents the Twelfth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on the Presidential election process.

Amendment XIII
Amendment XIII

Amendment XIII

Presents the Thirteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on slavery.

Amendment XIV
Amendment XIV

Amendment XIV

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on equal protection.

Amendment XIV
Amendment XIV

Amendment XIV

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on due process.

Amendment XIV
Amendment XIV

Amendment XIV

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on citizenship.

Amendment XIX
Amendment XIX

Amendment XIX

Presents the Nineteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on women's voting rights.

Amendment XV
Amendment XV

Amendment XV

Presents the Fifteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on race and the right to vote.

Amendment XVIII and XXI
Amendment XVIII and XXI

Amendment XVIII and XXI

Presents the Eighteenth and Twenty-first Amendments in a historical context, examining how they have been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on prohibition and repeal.

America Under Attack
America Under Attack

America Under Attack

A factbook on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States, written for young adults. Provides an overview of the events of that day, discusses the limitations of U.S. intelligence prior to the event, and the effects that event has had on American life and national security preparedness.

America Under Attack: Primary Sources
America Under Attack: Primary Sources

America Under Attack: Primary Sources

On September 11, 2001, Americans' view of their world was irrevocably changed by terrorist attacks on the country. This anthology offers eye-witness accounts of people who were on the scene, statements by President Bush, other world leaders, and the public both supporting and denouncing America's campaign against terrorism, and the effect the tragedy's aftermath has had on Americans.

American Civil War Reference Library
American Civil War Reference Library

American Civil War Reference Library

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Decades Primary Sources
American Decades Primary Sources

American Decades Primary Sources

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

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

American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11

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

American Eras
American Eras

American Eras

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

American Families in Crisis
American Families in Crisis

American Families in Crisis

Covers the varieties of crises impacting modern-day families and the intervention techniques designed to resolve them.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870
American History Through Literature 1820-1870

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920
American History Through Literature 1870-1920

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American Home Front in World War II
American Home Front in World War II

American Home Front in World War II

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

American Revolution Reference Library
American Revolution Reference Library

American Revolution Reference Library

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

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

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

Americans at War
Americans at War

Americans at War

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

Amnesia
Amnesia

Amnesia

Explores amnesia in detail, covering its causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

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

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

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

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

Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Greece and Rome

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

Animal Rights
Animal Rights

Animal Rights

Examines the issues surrounding animal rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Animal Rights, ed. 2009
Animal Rights, ed. 2009

Animal Rights, ed. 2009

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

Anthrax
Anthrax

Anthrax

Explores anthrax in detail, covering cutaneous, inhalational, and intestinal forms of anthrax, as well as methods of prevention and treatment. The use of Bacillus anthracis as a biological weapon is also explored.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

A biography of Arnold Schwarzenegger as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

A factbook on the development and uses of intelligent robots that utilize artificial intelligence. An overview of how researchers simulate brain processes in these machines, and the variety of uses the machines/robots have. Written for young adults.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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

Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger's Syndrome

Explores Asperger's syndrome in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Autism
Autism

Autism

Explores autism in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Provides an overview of the current scientific understanding of autism spectrum disorders, as well as a cultural and historical perspective on the controversies that plague the field.

Bacteria and Viruses
Bacteria and Viruses

Bacteria and Viruses

A factbook on bacteria and viruses, written for young adults. Provides information about researchers in the field, the developments in fighting harmful microbes, as well in using beneficial ones for medicines.

Ballistics
Ballistics

Ballistics

Explores the science of forensic ballistics, how it is used to solve crimes, and how it contributes to the conviction of criminals.

Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Profiles the life and career of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

A biography of Ben Affleck and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Bioethics
Bioethics

Bioethics

Examines the issues surrounding bioethics and provides an overview of the topic.

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts.

Biological Warfare
Biological Warfare

Biological Warfare

Examines the issues surrounding biological warfare and provides an overview of the topic.

Biotechnology
Biotechnology

Biotechnology

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

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

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.

Birth Control
Birth Control

Birth Control

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

Black Holes
Black Holes

Black Holes

A factbook on black holes, written for young adults. Presents evidence and theories for these objects, discusses how they were first predicted, how they form, their physical properties, and how scientists detect them.

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2
Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

Blackmail and Bribery
Blackmail and Bribery

Blackmail and Bribery

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

Body Farms
Body Farms

Body Farms

Explores the science of forensic anthropology and describes how body farms are used to further research developments in forensic science.

Body Image
Body Image

Body Image

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

Brain Trauma
Brain Trauma

Brain Trauma

Explores brain trauma in detail, covering its causes and effects, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

Brett Favre
Brett Favre

Brett Favre

Profiles the life and career of football superstar Brett Favre.

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics
Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

This supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics presents the most recent data on particle physics. Reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date, retracing the history of each particle's discovery and function. Covers current research; practical applications both hypothetical and actual; and provides biographical entries on scientists who made significant contributions. Case studies and experiments round out the broad range of topics covered.

Cancer
Cancer

Cancer

Explores cancer in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

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

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008

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

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008

Examines various trends in careers and occupations in America. Provides the latest information on what Americans do for a living, how much they earn, how they find work, and what factors influence these key issues.

Censorship
Censorship

Censorship

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

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

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

Chemical Compounds
Chemical Compounds

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.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

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

Chemistry
Chemistry

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.

Child Abuse
Child Abuse

Child Abuse

Examines the issues surrounding child abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2009

Provides information on the prevalence, causes, and devastating consequences of this type of violence. Also covers the challenges that domestic violence and child abuse pose to the legal system.

Child Labor
Child Labor

Child Labor

Examines the issue of child labor from a variety of international perspectives.

Childhood Obesity
Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Explores the issue of childhood obesity covering its causes, health risks, prevention and treatment.

China
China

China

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

Choosing a Career
Choosing a Career

Choosing a Career

A compendium of opinion on career choice, including whether or not career planning is useful, whether raising compulsory high school attendance ages will reduce dropout rates, and whether college is for everyone.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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

Cities of the United States, ed. 6
Cities of the United States, ed. 6

Cities of the United States, ed. 6

Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

Cities of the World, ed. 6
Cities of the World, ed. 6

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.

Civil Liberties
Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties

Examines the issues surrounding civil liberties and provides an overview of the topic.

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism
Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism

A factbook on civil liberties and terrorism, written for young adults. Explores the challenges that citizens of the United States face in balancing protection of American civil liberties with effective work against terrorism.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of climate change.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

Examines the issue of climate change from a variety of international perspectives.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

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

Cloning
Cloning

Cloning

Examines the issues surrounding cloning and provides an overview of the topic.

Cocaine and Crack
Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine and Crack

A factbook about cocaine and crack, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of cocaine and crack. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Cold War Reference Library
Cold War Reference Library

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.

College
College

College

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

Colonial America Reference Library
Colonial America Reference Library

Colonial America Reference Library

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

Comets and Asteroids
Comets and Asteroids

Comets and Asteroids

A factbook on comets and asteroids, written for young adults. Outlines evidence and theories about black holes and what constitutes them, discusses how they are detected, how scientists believe they form.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers
Concise Major 21st Century Writers

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today’s most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

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

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

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

Contemporary American Religion
Contemporary American Religion

Contemporary American Religion

Explores contemporary American religion in all its diversity. In addition to profiling religious groups, from the modern forms of Catholicism and Judaism to cults such as Heaven's Gate and the Branch Davidians, the set includes articles on cultural, social, and legal issues, as well as holidays and celebrations, the arts, and other topics. 2 volumes. For general and academic audiences.

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 1
Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 1

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 1

Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of Latino heritage who form the international Hispanic community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including art, music and literature to science, politics and business.

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

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.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

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

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2009

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

Culture Wars in America, ed. 2
Culture Wars in America, ed. 2

Culture Wars in America, ed. 2

Examines the history and relevance of the issues, events, controversies, personalities, groups, and concepts that have contributed to the political and social polarization of American society over recent decades.

Cybercrime
Cybercrime

Cybercrime

Explores the world of computer forensics. Offers crime technology statistics from computer viruses and e-mail spam to identity theft, sexual harassment, and hate crimes. Includes explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick

Profiles the life and motor racing career of Danica Patrick.

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Profiles the life and career of actor Daniel Radcliffe.

Date Rape
Date Rape

Date Rape

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

Death Penalty
Death Penalty

Death Penalty

Examines the issues surrounding the death penalty and provides an overview of the topic.

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

Death and Dying, ed. 2008

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

Defending the Borders
Defending the Borders

Defending the Borders

A factbook on the role of immigration and border control in homeland security, written for young adults. Explores the changes made in both immigration and border control since 9/11/01.

Dementia
Dementia

Dementia

Explores dementia in detail, covering its symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Deterring and Investigating Attack
Deterring and Investigating Attack

Deterring and Investigating Attack

A factbook on the roles of the FBI and CIA in maintaining homeland security, written for young adults. Discusses types of technology and surveillance used.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

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

Diabetes
Diabetes

Diabetes

Explores diabetes in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, treatment, and current medical research.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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

Dieting
Dieting

Dieting

Articles explore the risks and behaviours associated with dieting.

Digital Photography, ed. 4
Digital Photography, ed. 4

Digital Photography, ed. 4

Updated with the latest techniques and newest equipment, this guide aims to provide beginning camera enthusiasts and photography students with the the latest developments in the field. Screen shots have been updated from OS9 to OS10, and new photos and information illuminate everything the reader needs to know to take stunning digital shots.

Disabilities Affecting Learning
Disabilities Affecting Learning

Disabilities Affecting Learning

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

Disaster Relief
Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

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

Discrimination
Discrimination

Discrimination

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

Discrimination
Discrimination

Discrimination

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

Downloading Music
Downloading Music

Downloading Music

Takes a critical look at downloading music, who it impacts, and how. Includes a list of organizations to contact for further information.

Dress Codes in Schools
Dress Codes in Schools

Dress Codes in Schools

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

Drug Abuse
Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse

Examines the issues surrounding drug abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Drugs
Drugs

Drugs

Examines the issue of drugs from a variety of international perspectives.

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students
Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

This single-volume resource provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by drug name, each entry follows a standard format, allowing researchers to easily find the information they need and also to facilitate comparison between drugs.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Profiles the life and career of actor and professional wrestler Dwayne Johnson.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

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

Education, ed. 2008
Education, ed. 2008

Education, ed. 2008

Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and "at-risk" students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.

Electronic America, ed. 2009
Electronic America, ed. 2009

Electronic America, ed. 2009

Discusses how the United States has been affected by the rapid development and adoption of new electronic devices, programs, and other technologies.

Electronic Devices in Schools
Electronic Devices in Schools

Electronic Devices in Schools

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

Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

A biography of Elijah Wood and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Elizabethan World Reference Library
Elizabethan World Reference Library

Elizabethan World Reference Library

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

Eminem
Eminem

Eminem

A biography of Eminem and his career as an entertainer, written for young adults.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2

Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.

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

Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 7

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

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3
Encyclopedia of Bioethics, ed. 3

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
Encyclopedia of Buddhism

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

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society

This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

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 Crime and Justice, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets
Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets

This business encyclopedia provides custom-written articles offering rare insight into nations with social or business activity in the process of rapid growth and industrialization, as well as highlighting key emerging industries within those economies.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

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 Espionage, Intelligence and Security
Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security

Comprehensive guide to the history, uses, related scientific principles, and technology of espionage and intelligence, written by experts in the field. Topics range from the historical use of espionage to the emerging use of technology in modern espionage and counterintelligence.

Encyclopedia of European Social History
Encyclopedia of European Social History

Encyclopedia of European Social History

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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 Human Body Systems
Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems

Encyclopedia of Human Body Systems

Provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to each of the systems of the human body, exploring all 11 organ systems of the human body: the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, and urinary systems.

Encyclopedia of India
Encyclopedia of India

Encyclopedia of India

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 Irish History and Culture
Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

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 Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, v. 2
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, v. 2

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, v. 2

An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

A six-volume survey of modern Asia, defined as extending from Japan in the east to Turkey in the west, and from Kazakhstan in the north to Indonesia in the south. Presents entries covering such subjects as countries, cities, regions, natural features, religions, social issues, languages, people, events, customs, politics, and economics.

Encyclopedia of Modern China
Encyclopedia of Modern China

Encyclopedia of Modern China

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 Race and Racism
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

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

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

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

Encyclopedia of Russian History
Encyclopedia of Russian History

Encyclopedia of Russian History

Provides a comprehensive discussion of Russia's people, politics, economics, religion, and social systems; and is designed to complement the study of comparative politics, world history, geography, literature, arts and culture and world cultures. Entries span the period from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

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
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

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 Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories
Encyclopedia of Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories

Encyclopedia of Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories

Provides descriptions of the most famous scientific concepts, principles, laws, and theories that are known in the areas of astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, medicine, meteorology, and physics.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

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

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3
Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

This convenient and exhaustive print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business users, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more.

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2

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 Western Colonialism since 1450
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

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

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

This 2-vol. set encompasses nearly two decades of American history, beginning with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s, through the 1929 stock market crash, the gradual recovery during the 1930s with Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and World War II. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture.

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development
Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

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.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation
Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

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

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

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.

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment
Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment

Encyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment

Covers the history of the U.S. government's approach to environmental policy.

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

Endangered Species, ed. 2008

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

Energy Alternatives
Energy Alternatives

Energy Alternatives

Examines the issues surrounding energy alternatives and provides an overview of the topic.

Energy Alternatives
Energy Alternatives

Energy Alternatives

A factbook on energy alternatives, written for young adults. Discusses development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal power.

Energy, ed. 2009
Energy, ed. 2009

Energy, ed. 2009

Presents the latest information on U.S. energy consumption and production, compared with years past. Controversial issues such as the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the possibility of exhausting fossil fuel supplies, and the harm done to the environment by mining, drilling, and pollution are explored.

English Language Learners
English Language Learners

English Language Learners

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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 Science
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

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

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

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

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

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

Europe, 1450 to 1789
Europe, 1450 to 1789

Europe, 1450 to 1789

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

Everyday Finance
Everyday Finance

Everyday Finance

Provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business.

Exploring Mars
Exploring Mars

Exploring Mars

A factbook on Mars exploration, written for young adults. Discusses similarities (and differences) between Mars and Earth, failed and successful space missions, and future plans for exploration.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students
Extremist Groups: Information for Students

Extremist Groups: Information for Students

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

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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.

Famine
Famine

Famine

Examines the issue of famine from a variety of international perspectives.

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

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.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the "Lost Generation," lesbian literature, and much more.

Forensic Art
Forensic Art

Forensic Art

Examines the technique of forensic art, how it is used to solve crimes, and how it contributes to the conviction of criminals.

Forensic Biology
Forensic Biology

Forensic Biology

Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Foster Care
Foster Care

Foster Care

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

French and Indian War
French and Indian War

French and Indian War

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

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

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

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

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

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2
Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2

Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community. Features 470 essays on topics related to the emerging world of e-commerce. Includes profiles of individuals and organizations considered to be the industry leaders and innovators and covers significant events, case studies and legal issues important to understanding the current e-commerce environment.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 2

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

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

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

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

Gambling, ed. 2009
Gambling, ed. 2009

Gambling, ed. 2009

Presents in-depth information on how casino gambling, sports gambling, lotteries, and Internet gambling work, provides up-to-date financial data for each, and discusses the effects of these and other gambling activities on the communities in which they take place. Also discussed are American attitudes toward gambling.

Gangs
Gangs

Gangs

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

Garbage and Recycling
Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

Explores the issue of garbage and recycling by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Gay Rights
Gay Rights

Gay Rights

Examines the issues surrounding gay rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

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

Genetics
Genetics

Genetics

A factbook on the applied science of genetics, written for young adults. Presents basic scientific principles and how genetics is used determining and modifying the genetic code, predicting and curing disease, and solving crimes.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009
Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2009

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

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library

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

Global Warming
Global Warming

Global Warming

Examines the issues surrounding global warming and provides an overview of the topic.

Global Warming
Global Warming

Global Warming

A factbook on global warming, written for young adults. Discusses the many negative effects of rising temperatures on earth, and prevailing theories on what is causing the rise.

Going Green
Going Green

Going Green

Examines the issues surrounding the environment and provides an overview of the topic.

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Gothic Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Spans all facets of gothic literature, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, themes, and settings. Includes primary source documents and critical material to provide a contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, and lists of further readings.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources
Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

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

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

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 Depression and the New Deal Reference Library
Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

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

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

Growing Old in America, ed. 2008

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

Growing Up, ed. 2009
Growing Up, ed. 2009

Growing Up, ed. 2009

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

Gun Control, ed. 2009
Gun Control, ed. 2009

Gun Control, ed. 2009

Explores various aspects of gun control in the United States. Includes information on firearms laws, firearms and crimes, guns and youth, public attitudes toward gun control, and gun control laws.

Gun Violence
Gun Violence

Gun Violence

Discusses the reasons for and against gun control in the United States, especially in relation to violent crime.

Gwen Stefani
Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani

Profiles the life and career of singer Gwen Stefani.

Hallucinogens
Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens

A factbook about hallucinogens, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

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

Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

Examines the issues surrounding hate crimes and provides an overview of the topic.

Headaches
Headaches

Headaches

Explores headaches in detail, covering traditional and alternative headache treatments, the challenges of living with headaches, and the direction of future research.

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

Health and Wellness, ed. 2008

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

Hemophilia
Hemophilia

Hemophilia

Explores hemophilia in detail, covering the ways advances in the understanding of blood clotting and genetics have helped develop new treatments and a more manageable lifestyle for hemophiliacs.

Heroin
Heroin

Heroin

A factbook on the dangers of heroin, written for young readers. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of the drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression
Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression

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

History Behind the Headlines
History Behind the Headlines

History Behind the Headlines

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

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

History in Dispute, v. 1

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

History of World Trade Since 1450
History of World Trade Since 1450

History of World Trade Since 1450

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2
Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources
Human and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

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.

Hunting Down the Terrorists
Hunting Down the Terrorists

Hunting Down the Terrorists

A factbook on homeland security, written for young adults. Explores new technologies, interrogation techniques, military efforts, global coalitions and prosecution methods designed to identify and stop terrorist activity.

Immigration
Immigration

Immigration

Examines the issue of immigration from a variety of international perspectives.

Immigration
Immigration

Immigration

Examines the issues surrounding immigration and provides an overview of the topic.

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009
Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009

Immigration and Illegal Aliens, ed. 2009

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

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources
Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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.

Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples

Examines the issues surrounding indigenous peoples from a variety of international perspectives.

Industrial Revolution Reference Library
Industrial Revolution Reference Library

Industrial Revolution Reference Library

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

Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

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

International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, ed. 2
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, ed. 2

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.

Internet Safety
Internet Safety

Internet Safety

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

J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling

A biography of J.K. Rowling and her career as an author, written for young adults.

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

A biography of Jennifer Lopez and her career as an actress, written for young adults.

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

A biography of Johnny Depp and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

A biography of Julia Roberts and her career as an actor, written for young adults.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Physical Geography

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Holidays

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces, ed. 5

Provides information on Canada's provinces and territories. Includes details on Canada's arts, climate, government, health, languages, notable persons, and ethnic groups.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Mexican States, ed. 2

Presents profiles of the 31 states and the Distrito Federal (federal district) of Mexico. 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.

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

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

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

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

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.

Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Il

Profiles the life and career of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Korean War Reference Library
Korean War Reference Library

Korean War Reference Library

Covers the Korean War by exploring the major topics and events related to the period. The combined Almanac and Primary Sources covers the background of and issues related to the conflict in 13 chapters. Biographies includes 25 biographical entries on major figures from the period and 50 photographs.

LSD
LSD

LSD

A factbook on LSD, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of LSD. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2
Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

Lasers
Lasers

Lasers

A factbook on lasers, written for young adults. Describes the development of lasers and how they are used in communications, scientific research, industry, the military, medicine, and entertainment.

Learning About the Holocaust
Learning About the Holocaust

Learning About the Holocaust

Offers articles written at the 9th and 10th grade reading levels; includes diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust.

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

Literary Movements for Students, ed. 2

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

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

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

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

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

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

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

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

Literature and Its Times
Literature and Its Times

Literature and Its Times

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

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1

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

Major Acts of Congress
Major Acts of Congress

Major Acts of Congress

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

Marijuana
Marijuana

Marijuana

A factbook on marijuana, written for young adults. Describes in detail the effects, use, and abuse of marijuana. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Marriage
Marriage

Marriage

Examines the institution of marriage in different global locations, cultures and social climates.

Mathematics
Mathematics

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.

Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Profiles the life and career of writer Maya Angelou.

Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

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

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources
Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

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

Mental Illness
Mental Illness

Mental Illness

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

Mexican-American War
Mexican-American War

Mexican-American War

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

Middle Ages Reference Library
Middle Ages Reference Library

Middle Ages Reference Library

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

Middle East Conflict Reference Library
Middle East Conflict Reference Library

Middle East Conflict Reference Library

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

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Profiles the life and career of singer and actress Miley Cyrus.

Minorities, ed. 2008
Minorities, ed. 2008

Minorities, ed. 2008

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

Narcotics
Narcotics

Narcotics

A factbook on the dangers of narcotics, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

National Security, ed. 2009
National Security, ed. 2009

National Security, ed. 2009

Covers formation of the Department of Homeland Security, increased security measures at airports, the enactment of the Patriot Act of 2001, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Provides the history of national security in the United States; descriptions of the various conventional and nonproliferation treaties and regimes; and information on countries of concern to the United States.

National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6
National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6

National Survey of State Laws, ed. 6

A quick, state-by-state comparison of current state laws -- how they differ and how they're similar -- for a range of relevant subjects from abortion to employment discrimination, child custody to interest rates.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2009

A supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia that focuses on the theme of science and the church.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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

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

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

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

Newsmakers
Newsmakers

Newsmakers

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

Nicotine
Nicotine

Nicotine

A factbook on nicotine and cigarette smoking, written for young adults. Covers tobacco's history; how nicotine affects body and mind; health risks; quitting or never starting; teen issues; and the complex governmental, legal, and social issues surrounding nicotine and cigarettes.

Nonfiction Classics for Students
Nonfiction Classics for Students

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.

Notable Black American Men, Book II
Notable Black American Men, Book II

Notable Black American Men, Book II

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

Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z
Nutrition and Well-Being A to Z

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.

Obesity
Obesity

Obesity

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

Obesity
Obesity

Obesity

Explores the issue of obesity in detail, covering causes, treatments, living with obesity, and research.

Online Social Networking
Online Social Networking

Online Social Networking

Examines the issues surrounding online social networking and provides an overview of the topic.

Opium
Opium

Opium

A factbook on opium, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of this drug. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse the drug.

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Discusses the life of talk show host Oprah Winfrey, her early years, life in Baltimore and Chicago, the evolution of her television show, and her charity work.

Organic Foods
Organic Foods

Organic Foods

Examines the issues surrounding organic foods and provides an overview of the topic.

Overweight America
Overweight America

Overweight America

Examines the issues surrounding obesity in America and provides an overview of the topic.

Pandemics
Pandemics

Pandemics

Examines the issues surrounding pandemics and provides an overview of the topic.

Peer Pressure
Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure

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

Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

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

Phobias
Phobias

Phobias

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

Plagiarism
Plagiarism

Plagiarism

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

Plague
Plague

Plague

Explores plague in detail, covering its history, its current existence in the world, and the impact it could have on the future.

Political Corruption
Political Corruption

Political Corruption

Examines the issues surrounding polical corruption and provides an overview of the topic.

Political Theories for Students
Political Theories for Students

Political Theories for Students

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

Pollution A to Z
Pollution A to Z

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.

Population Growth
Population Growth

Population Growth

Examines the issue of population growth from a variety of international perspectives.

Poverty
Poverty

Poverty

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

Prejudice
Prejudice

Prejudice

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

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library

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

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students
Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students

Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

Psychology of Classroom Learning
Psychology of Classroom Learning

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.

Real-Life Math
Real-Life Math

Real-Life Math

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

Reconstruction Era Reference Library
Reconstruction Era Reference Library

Reconstruction Era Reference Library

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

Recycling
Recycling

Recycling

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

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library
Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library

This resource brings the people and the events of the Renaissance and Reformation to life for today's students. Covering everything from Luther's Revolt to the writings of Shakespeare, the Renaissance and Reformation Reference Library fills the need for comprehensive coverage of this amazing time.

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students
Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students

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.

Responding to Attack
Responding to Attack

Responding to Attack

A factbook on the role of firefighters and police in homeland security, written for young adults. Explores the work to protect high-profile targets and national infrastructure, and to be prepared in the event of an attack.

Rihanna
Rihanna

Rihanna

Profiles the life and career of singer Rihanna.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library
Roaring Twenties Reference Library

Roaring Twenties Reference Library

The Roaring Twenties Reference Library chronicles and illustrates a time of great social change in everything from fashion to music to politics.

SARS
SARS

SARS

Explores severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in detail, covering the symptoms and rapid infection rate, the initial cover-up by the Chinese government, and the international response by health care workers and researchers.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25
Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25

Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, ed. 25

Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.

School Violence
School Violence

School Violence

Presents differing views on various aspects of the school violence issue. Examines the causes of school violence, prevention of school violence, and measures schools take to create a safe environment for students.

Science and Its Times
Science and Its Times

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
Science in Dispute, v. 1

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
Science in Dispute, v. 2

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
Science in Dispute, v. 3

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.

Scientific Thought
Scientific Thought

Scientific Thought

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

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Explores sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in detail, covering the impact of STDs on individuals and society, the research for new cures and treatments, and methods to prevent the spread of STDs.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library

This collection chronicles and illustrates the important period between 1783-1815 when America forged its place at home and on the international stage.

Short Stories for Students, v. 1
Short Stories for Students, v. 1

Short Stories for Students, v. 1

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

Slavery
Slavery

Slavery

Examines the issue of slavery from a variety of international perspectives.

Smoking
Smoking

Smoking

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

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources
Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

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

Social Welfare, ed. 2009
Social Welfare, ed. 2009

Social Welfare, ed. 2009

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

Space Exploration Reference Library
Space Exploration Reference Library

Space Exploration Reference Library

From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

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

Space Exploration, ed. 2008

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

Space Stations
Space Stations

Space Stations

A factbook on space stations, written for young adults. Describes their value as laboratories for studying effects on humans, as platforms for studying astronomy, and as observatories for viewing the Earth.

Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War

Spanish-American War

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

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

Sports in America, ed. 2008

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

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide
St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide

The 2-vol. St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a whole and to societal changes around the world.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays.

Stem Cell Research
Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Research

Explores the issue of stem cell research by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Stimulants
Stimulants

Stimulants

A factbook on the dangers of stimulants, written for young adults. Describes the effects, use, and abuse of these drugs. Discusses law enforcement, abuse prevention, and help for those who abuse these drugs.

Student Drug Testing
Student Drug Testing

Student Drug Testing

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

Students' Rights
Students' Rights

Students' Rights

Explores the issue of students' rights by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Students' Rights
Students' Rights

Students' Rights

Examines the issues surrounding student rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Explores sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in detail, covering causes, diagnosis, and current medical research.

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America
Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

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

Teen Driving
Teen Driving

Teen Driving

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving.

Teen Suicide
Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

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

Telescopes
Telescopes

Telescopes

A factbook on telescopes, written for young adults. Describes the history of telescopes and how our knowledge of the universe has expanded as telescope technology has advanced.

Television in American Society Reference Library
Television in American Society Reference Library

Television in American Society Reference Library

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

Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-Century U.S. History
Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-Century U.S. History

Term Paper Resource Guide to Nineteenth-Century U.S. History

Provides term paper topics on events, people, inventions, cultural contributions, wars, and technological advances that reflect the country's nineteenth-century character and experience.

Terrorism
Terrorism

Terrorism

Examines the issues surrounding terrorism and provides an overview of the topic.

Terrorism Reference Library
Terrorism Reference Library

Terrorism Reference Library

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

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources
Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

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

Terrorists and Terrorist Groups
Terrorists and Terrorist Groups

Terrorists and Terrorist Groups

A factbook on terrorist and terrorist groups throughout history, written for young adults. Provides information on individuals and groups who carried out extremist actions in history.

The 9/11 Investigation
The 9/11 Investigation

The 9/11 Investigation

Offers explanations of the scientific and legal processes used in the investigation into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience
The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience

The African-American Years: Chronologies of American History and Experience

Discusses the history of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the present. Includes memoirs, letters, family histories, newspapers, oral histories, and city directories, providing historical evidence to help understand and interpret past events. For high school and college students, as well as general readers.

The American Economy, ed. 2009
The American Economy, ed. 2009

The American Economy, ed. 2009

Describes the vast size and scope of the American economy, explains how it functions, and examines some of the challenges it faces, such as inflation, government regulation, off-shoring, and corporate scandals.

The Ancient Near East
The Ancient Near East

The Ancient Near East

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

The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

Multi-volume series that highlights the living and breathing nature of the Bill of Rights. Traces evolution of the freedoms codified in the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution throughout American history to the present. Includes discussion and chronology of relevant Supreme Court rulings, as well as analysis of key controversies or perspectives. Secondary sources, including magazine articles and book excerpts, add an additional layer of analysis and commentary.

The Cell
The Cell

The Cell

Examines the organization of various types of cells and provides an in-depth look at how cells operate alone to generate new cells and act as part of a larger network with others.

The College Blue Book, ed. 36
The College Blue Book, ed. 36

The College Blue Book, ed. 36

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

The Crusades Reference Library
The Crusades Reference Library

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
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, v. 1

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 Environment, ed. 2008
The Environment, ed. 2008

The Environment, ed. 2008

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3

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
The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 2

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 Children's Health
The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 2

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders
The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders

Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy, targeted to patients, their families and allied health students. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications, and the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers among others.

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

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 Science, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

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. 4
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

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. 2
The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2

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 Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Egypt. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Greece. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Mesopotamia. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Rome

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Rome. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment

Provides a history of capital punishment, and of the opposition to it. Includes well-known figures on both sides of the issue. Various methods of execution are explained and their use placed in historical context. Legal terminology important to the debate is defined and explained.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology

Provides numerous entries covering Greek and Roman mythology. Entries include heroes, gods, and stories of classical mythology.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena

Presents the views of both believers and skeptics while providing information related to such paranormal phenomena as UFOs, alien abductions, mysterious beasts, haunted houses, ESP, near-death and out-of-body experiences, spiritual healing, stigmata, and spontaneous human combustion.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Terrorism

Provides numerous entries covering terrorism. Entries include specific events, organizations, people, and places.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Civil War
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Civil War

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Civil War

A guide to the most significant facts about the Civil War, with entries representing important battles, military equipment, people, places, and issues.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Middle Ages

Includes entries covering key historical figures, events, and places significant to the Middle Ages.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Renaissance

Includes entries covering key historical figures, significant events, and influential ideas from the European Renaissance.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of The Vietnam War

Entries cover important figures of the Vietnam War, including military and political leaders, prisoners of war, and antiwar activists; important battles and operations; key military units, equipment, and weaponry; and various cultural topics.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Witchcraft

Explores all aspects of witchcraft: magical tools, rituals, concepts, and traditions as well as witchcraft-related deities and historical events. Offers information about important figures in the field of witchcraft, from witch-trial judges and other persecutors to people at the forefront of the modern witchcraft movement.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of World Religions

Provides numerous entries covering world religions including gods and other holy figures, concepts, historical figures, places, rites, and festivals.

The Health Care System, ed. 2009
The Health Care System, ed. 2009

The Health Care System, ed. 2009

Examines the state of the nation's health care system, the education and training of health care providers, and the various types of health care institutions. The ever increasing cost of health care, prevalence of insurance, mental health care, and a comparison of health care throughout the world are also covered.

The Healthcare Debate
The Healthcare Debate