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#MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations, ed. , v.
#MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations, ed. , v.

#MeToo Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations, ed. , v.

This book is an essential reference book that provides comprehensive research into the effects of the #MeToo movement on institutions and organizations with a significant religious basis and reveals challenges and issues of welcoming gender and diversity.

100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America, ed. , v.
100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

100 People Who Changed 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

This book offers 100 answers, providing thought-provoking examples of how American culture was shaped within a crucial time period by individuals whose lives and ideas were major agents of change.

21st Century Anthropology, ed. , v.
21st Century Anthropology, ed. , v.

21st Century Anthropology, ed. , v.

Highlights the most important anthropology topics, issues, questions, and debates in the 21st Century. Includes applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, and primate studies.

21st Century Economics, ed. , v.
21st Century Economics, ed. , v.

21st Century Economics, ed. , v.

Provides summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Topics include an introduction to relevant theory and empirical evidence.

21st Century Political Science, ed. , v.
21st Century Political Science, ed. , v.

21st Century Political Science, ed. , v.

Highlights the most important political science topics, issues, questions, and debates in the 21st Century. Includes basic institutions of government, political ideologies and cultures, public opinion, political parties and elections, political communication, political economy, international relations and institutions.

21st Century Sociology, ed. , v.
21st Century Sociology, ed. , v.

21st Century Sociology, ed. , v.

This handbook provides a concise overview of modern sociology. The two-volume set focuses on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry. For academic audiences.

24P: Make Your Digital Movies Look Like Hollywood, ed. , v.
24P: Make Your Digital Movies Look Like Hollywood, ed. , v.

24P: Make Your Digital Movies Look Like Hollywood, ed. , v.

This volume shares the secrets of Hollywood-style production using digital video mode 24P, which can give your movie a truly polished, commercial look. It details the complete chronological sequence of professional film-style production.

25 Events That Shaped Asian American History, ed. , v.
25 Events That Shaped Asian American History, ed. , v.

25 Events That Shaped Asian American History, ed. , v.

This book describes 25 pivotal events in Asian American history, celebrates Asian Americans' contributions to U.S. history, and examines the ways their experiences have shaped American culture. It offers a unique look at the Asian American experience, from the California Gold Rush in the mid-nineteenth century to the 2017 travel ban, and highlights events with national and international significance, such as the Central Pacific Railroad Construction, Korean War, and 9/11.

3D Printing, ed. , v.
3D Printing, ed. , v.

3D Printing, ed. , v.

This book covers the latest research and advances on 3D printing processes, technologies, and methods. It highlights emerging perspectives on manufacturing and industrial applications.

50 Events That Shaped African American History, ed. , v.
50 Events That Shaped African American History, ed. , v.

50 Events That Shaped African American History, ed. , v.

This book offers a unique look at the African American experience, from the arrival of the first 20 Africans at Jamestown through the launch of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Ferguson Protests. Drawing from events spanning almost 400 years of U.S. history, the work documents the African American experience in America and showcases black people's impact on every aspect of American life.

50 Events That Shaped American Indian History, ed. , v.
50 Events That Shaped American Indian History, ed. , v.

50 Events That Shaped American Indian History, ed. , v.

Covers events from the time of ancient Indian civilizations in North America to recent happenings in American Indian life in the 21st century, providing readers with an understanding of not only what happened to shape the American Indian experience but also how these events continue to affect people's lives today.

50 Events That Shaped Latino History, ed. , v.
50 Events That Shaped Latino History, ed. , v.

50 Events That Shaped Latino History, ed. , v.

This book provides a chronological overview of Latino/a history in North America beginning with the indigenous populations of the Americas through the present day. Covering the 50 most pivotal developments across more than 500 years, it is divided into time periods, such as Pre-Colonial Era to Spanish Empire, pre-1521-1810, offering a balance of political and cultural events, social developments, legal cases, and broader trends for each.

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation, ed. , v.
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation, ed. , v.

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation, ed. , v.

A comprehensive reference work containing over 8,500 informative entries on all aspects of environment and conservation. Topics include sustainable development, biodiversity, environmental ethics, philosophy and history, resource management, sociology, and environmental policy.

A Guide to Transgender Health, ed. , v.
A Guide to Transgender Health, ed. , v.

A Guide to Transgender Health, ed. , v.

This book discusses transgender science and its applications, from theories on the origin of gender diversity to practical solutions for trans* people to enjoy life in their chosen gender. Physical health topics include hormone therapy, puberty blockers, breast augmentation/reduction, gender confirmation surgery, and speech therapy. Mental health topics include dealing with discrimination, bullying, and transphobia. Includes footnotes, references, and additional resources.

A History of the Nation of Islam, ed. , v.
A History of the Nation of Islam, ed. , v.

A History of the Nation of Islam, ed. , v.

This book provides an unparalleled look at the Nation of Islam, including its history, the complexity of its views towards orthodox Muslims, women, and other minorities, and the trajectory of the group after the 1995 Million Man March.

A Lasting Promise, ed. , v.
A Lasting Promise, ed. , v.

A Lasting Promise, ed. , v.

This book offered solutions to common problems, facing conflicts, problem solving, improving communication, and dealing with core issues, within a Christian framework. It’s filled with sacred teachings of scripture, the latest research on marriage, designed to help couples improve communication, understand commitment, bring more fun into their relationship, and enhance their sex lives.

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

A New Pot of Gold, ed. , v.

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

A State-by-State History of Race and Racism in the United States, ed. , v.
A State-by-State History of Race and Racism in the United States, ed. , v.

A State-by-State History of Race and Racism in the United States, ed. , v.

Providing chronologies of important events, historical narratives from the first settlement to the present, and biographies of major figures, this work offers readers an unseen look at the history of racism from the perspective of individual states.

A World Divided, ed. , v.
A World Divided, ed. , v.

A World Divided, ed. , v.

This book presents a global history of human rights in a world of nation-states that grant rights to some while denying them to others.

AIDS Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.
AIDS Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

AIDS Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

Provides basic consumer information about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), including information about the stages of the disease and about how it is transmitted. It includes guidelines for preventing disease transmission and details about how it is diagnosed and the various drug regimens used in its treatment as well information on co-occurring infections and complications, plus tips for living with HIV.

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

AIDS/HIV, ed. 2008, v.

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 in the United States, ed. 2, v.
Abortion in the United States, ed. 2, v.

Abortion in the United States, ed. 2, v.

This book presents the pro-life/pro-choice controversy, showing all aspects of the debate and why it is so difficult to resolve.

Abortion, ed. , v.
Abortion, ed. , v.

Abortion, ed. , v.

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the ways in which states may place restrictions on abortion for minors that are not required for adult women, including the constitutional right to privacy.

Abortion, ed. 2008, v.
Abortion, ed. 2008, v.

Abortion, ed. 2008, v.

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.

Abortion, ed. 2014, v.
Abortion, ed. 2014, v.

Abortion, ed. 2014, v.

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.

Abortion, ed. 2016, v.
Abortion, ed. 2016, v.

Abortion, ed. 2016, v.

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.

Abortion, ed. 2018, v.
Abortion, ed. 2018, v.

Abortion, ed. 2018, v.

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.

Achieving Sustainability, ed. , v.
Achieving Sustainability, ed. , v.

Achieving Sustainability, ed. , v.

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

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 40, v.
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 40, v.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 40, v.

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

Addiction, ed. , v.
Addiction, ed. , v.

Addiction, ed. , v.

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

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease, ed. , v.
Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease, ed. , v.

Addictive Substances and Neurological Disease, ed. , v.

This book examines the effects of addictive substances on the brain, providing the latest developing research on how these substances are implicated in neurological development and dysfunction. It focuses on common habituating and addictive substances often used as part of an individual’s lifestyle, such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and painkillers that can also compromise brain health and effect or accentuate neurological disease.

Adolescent Health Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Adolescent Health Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Adolescent Health Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Offers parents and teens basic information about growth and development during adolescence and related safety issues. Discusses the importance of routine medical care, adequate nutrition, physical activity, and sleep, as well as emotional, social, and mental health concerns. Describes common health problems that affect adolescents, including acne, allergies, asthma, diabetes, and infections. Addresses reproductive development and the health consequences of sexual decisions.

Adolescent Psychology in Today's World, ed. , v.
Adolescent Psychology in Today's World, ed. , v.

Adolescent Psychology in Today's World, ed. , v.

This multi-volume work addresses issues for adolescents across the globe, such as the day-to-day challenges of poverty, inadequate education, violence or war, disease, reproductive matters, globalization and technological challenges, and more, while also providing a strengths-based focus in the volumes, showing how and why some teenagers in each country have surmounted the challenges and forged stronger characters to better their worlds.

Adoption, ed. , v.
Adoption, ed. , v.

Adoption, ed. , v.

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

Adoption, ed. , v.
Adoption, ed. , v.

Adoption, ed. , v.

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

Adult Education and Vocational Training in the Digital Age, ed. , v.
Adult Education and Vocational Training in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

Adult Education and Vocational Training in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

This book covers scholarly material on the use of recent technologies to facilitate and optimize classroom environments for adult learners. It explores emerging research on digital classrooms, including critical thinking skills, gender considerations, instructional design, online learning, problem-based learning, school leadership, and serious games.

Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare, ed. , v.
Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

This book explores developments in the key areas of agricultural animal welfare assessment and improvement. It reviews advances in animal welfare science and examines transdisciplinary research in animal welfare, with coverage of bioethics, welfare and sustainability from both environmental and food safety perspectives. It also delves into the process of translating science into policy and practice, followed by discussion on the global achievability of welfare standards.

Advances in Cattle Welfare, ed. , v.
Advances in Cattle Welfare, ed. , v.

Advances in Cattle Welfare, ed. , v.

This book provides a targeted overview of contemporary issues in dairy and beef cattle welfare, both research and on-farm applications, examining the issues from the perspective of what will be most important for the animal’s overall welfare, from housing systems to feeding. It covers the three major areas of cattle welfare: on-farm welfare assessment, behavioral priorities of cattle, and novel perspectives on specific aspects of management.

Advances in Poultry Welfare, ed. , v.
Advances in Poultry Welfare, ed. , v.

Advances in Poultry Welfare, ed. , v.

This book provides a targeted overview of contemporary developments in poultry welfare. It addresses topical issues related to poultry welfare research and assessment, with a focus on identifying practical strategies for improvement as well as information gaps that remain to be filled. Coverage includes alternative parasite control methods, backyard poultry production, mass depopulation, and genetic approaches to reducing the impact of environmental stressors on welfare.

Advances in Web-Based Education: Personalized Learning Environments, ed. , v.
Advances in Web-Based Education: Personalized Learning Environments, ed. , v.

Advances in Web-Based Education: Personalized Learning Environments, ed. , v.

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

Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs, ed. , v.
Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs, ed. , v.

Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs, ed. , v.

This book provides the latest scholarly research on the value of travel abroad programs for pre-service educators, addressing the benefits and opportunities available when teachers gain cultural awareness and a better global understanding. It highlights theoretical foundations, curriculum innovations, and specific challenges to overcome in the implementation of such programs.

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making, ed. , v.
Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making, ed. , v.

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making, ed. , v.

This book examines alternative approaches to incorporating affect into criminal decision making and testing its influence on such decisions. It includes empirical studies using a wide variety of methods ranging from interviews and observations to experimental approaches and questionnaires, and treat crimes as diverse as street robbery, pilfering, and sex offenses.

Afghanistan, ed. , v.
Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Afghani people.

Africa, ed. , v.
Africa, ed. , v.

Africa, ed. , v.

This work provides readers with an overview of contemporary customs and life in North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa through discussions of key concepts and topics that touch everyday life among the nations' peoples.

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

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

A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

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

African American Almanac, ed. 10, v.

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.

African American Folklore, ed. , v.
African American Folklore, ed. , v.

African American Folklore, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with a deeper comprehension of American culture through a greater understanding of the contributions of African American culture and black folk traditions. Original materials, such as excepts from folktales and folksongs, and a comprehensive compilation of sources for further research that includes bibliographical citations as well as lists of websites and cultural centers, are also provided.

African American Literature for Students, ed. , v. 1
African American Literature for Students, ed. , v. 1

African American Literature for Students, ed. , v. 1

Highlights African America literature, providing representation of literary works for all students. Discussion of classic and contemporary works also includes the social, political, cultural, and historical context of each work. Focuses on up-and-coming authors as well as works from tried and true authors that have not been covered before, and contains a mix of genres, including novels, poems, short stories, and dramas.

African Americans and Criminal Justice, ed. , v.
African Americans and Criminal Justice, ed. , v.

African Americans and Criminal Justice, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia comprises descriptive essays documenting the ways in which people of African descent have been victimized by oppressive laws enacted by local, state, and federal authorities in the United States. It presents a frank and comprehensive view of how Americans of African descent have come to be viewed as synonymous with criminality, representing an essential learning resource for all American citizens, regardless of race or age.

African Americans at Risk, ed. , v.
African Americans at Risk, ed. , v.

African Americans at Risk, ed. , v.

This two-volume set examines the issues and policies that put African Americans at risk in our culture today. Entries document how African Americans are treated differently, have more negative outcomes in the same situations than other races, and face risks due to issues inherent in their past or current social and economic conditions.

African American–Latino Relations in the 21st Century, ed. , v.
African American–Latino Relations in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

African American–Latino Relations in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

This book delves into the often-controversial issues that have undermined Afro-Latino race relations in this country, including how the war on poverty led to competition and animosity, how the legacy of slavery bears on their relationship, and how prejudices among new immigrants inflame existing tensions. It features a multitude of views and perspectives on what it means to be American for Latino and African American populations.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007, v.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007, v.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2007, v.

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

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2015, v.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2015, v.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2015, v.

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

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2017, v.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2017, v.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2017, v.

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

Alcohol, ed. , v.
Alcohol, ed. , v.

Alcohol, ed. , v.

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the legal age of alcohol consumption and liquor laws among teens.

Alcoholism Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Alcoholism Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Alcoholism Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides updated information about alcohol use, abuse, and dependence. Physical alcohol-related effects on the brain, liver, pancreas, heart, lungs, nerves, and kidneys are described, and mental health issues that often accompany alcohol problems are discussed.

Alexander Hamilton, ed. , v.
Alexander Hamilton, ed. , v.

Alexander Hamilton, ed. , v.

This book summarizes the founding of America alongside the personal and public life of one of America's most influential Founders through a comprehensive investigation of Hamilton's extensive writings. Introduces, provides notes on, and critically evaluates key documents that Hamilton wrote from his youth in the Caribbean through his leadership of the Federalist Party in the 1800s, and provides historical context.

Allergies Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.
Allergies Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Allergies Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

This book provides information about the causes, triggers, treatments, and prevalence of common allergic disorders. It discusses the immune system and its role in the development of allergic disorders and describes common allergens and allergic reactions. Information about diagnosis, treatment, coping strategies, and prevention is included.

Almanac of American Education, ed. 2006, v.
Almanac of American Education, ed. 2006, v.

Almanac of American Education, ed. 2006, v.

The Almanac contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education in America--at the national, state, and county levels.

Almanac of American Military History, ed. , v.
Almanac of American Military History, ed. , v.

Almanac of American Military History, ed. , v.

This almanac traces all of American military history from the European voyages of discovery through 2011, chronicling the pivotal moments that have shaped the United States into the country it is today.

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.
Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

Alternative Energy, ed. 2, v.

Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

Alternative Healing in American History, ed. , v.
Alternative Healing in American History, ed. , v.

Alternative Healing in American History, ed. , v.

This book examines alternative healing practices in American popular culture. From traditional folk approaches to more recent developments, it discusses the rise and fall of more than 100 popular approaches to addressing both physical ailments and mental health needs.

America Goes Green, ed. , v.
America Goes Green, ed. , v.

America Goes Green, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia explores the evolution of green ideology and eco-friendly practices in contemporary American culture, ranging from the creation of regional and national guidelines for green living to the publication of an increasing number of environmental blogs written from the layperson's perspective.

America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.
America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.

America in the World, 1776 to the Present, ed. , v.

This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.

America's Changing Neighborhoods, ed. , v.
America's Changing Neighborhoods, ed. , v.

America's Changing Neighborhoods, ed. , v.

This work combines the history of ethnic groups with the history of communities, offering an interdisciplinary examination of the nation’s makeup. It gives readers perspective and insight into ethnicity and race based on the geography of enclaves across the nation, in regions and in specific cities or localized areas within a city.

America's Gun Wars, ed. , v.
America's Gun Wars, ed. , v.

America's Gun Wars, ed. , v.

This book examines the controversies surrounding gun control in the U.S., which, it asserts, are about whether to prioritize the traditional values of rugged independence or newer values of communitarian interdependence. It explores the origins and evolution of cultures in American society; the beliefs, experiences, and principles that guide the behavior of members in both camps; and the triumphs and failures that each have experienced from colonial times to the present day.

American Civil War, ed. , v.
American Civil War, ed. , v.

American Civil War, ed. , v.

This title analyzes Civil War primary sources to help readers to understand the history of the bloodiest American conflict. It covers every aspect of the war, from its origins to its bloody engagements, all the way through the Reconstruction period. Includes orders and reports of significant battles, political debates and speeches, legislation, court cases, and literary works, and gives equal treatment to Eastern and Western Theaters and to Union and Confederate sources.

American Civil War, ed. , v.
American Civil War, ed. , v.

American Civil War, ed. , v.

Features comprehensive coverage of the American Civil War, including significant battles and skirmishes, important civilian and military figures, weaponry, and government relations with Native Americans. The entries also address the events that led to the conflict, the international diplomacy of the war, the rise of the Republican Party, the impact of slavery, the secession crisis, the complex challenges of the war's aftermath, and more.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , 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 Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American Empire, ed. , v.
American Empire, ed. , v.

American Empire, ed. , v.

This book presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. It takes readers from the colonial era to today to show how, far from diverging, the United States and Western Europe followed similar trajectories throughout this long period, and how America’s dependency on Britain and Europe extended much later into the nineteenth century than previously understood.

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

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

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

American Generations, ed. 9, v.
American Generations, ed. 9, v.

American Generations, ed. 9, v.

This book provides an in-depth overview of the demographics of each generation, covering attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth. It includes 2016 attitudes data from the General Social Survey, 2015 time use data from the American Time Use Survey, as well as recent income, housing, labor force, and spending data. Household net worth, assets, and debt are also profiled.

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

American Governance, ed. , v.

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

American Higher Education since World War II, ed. , v.
American Higher Education since World War II, ed. , v.

American Higher Education since World War II, ed. , v.

This book describes the history of the transformation of American higher education in the decades after World War II, as government and social support surged and enrollments exploded, and the role of colleges and universities in American society changed dramatically. Discusses the GI Bill and the postwar expansion of higher education, the social upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, desegregation and coeducation, and the challenges confronting American colleges today.

American History through Its Greatest Speeches, ed. , v.
American History through Its Greatest Speeches, ed. , v.

American History through Its Greatest Speeches, ed. , v.

Examines hundreds of speeches from colonial times to the modern era, allowing readers to consider exactly what the speakers said--and to better understand the motivations behind each speech as well as the effect on the audiences that heard them. Includes contextual headnotes, timelines, historical reviews of each era, biographical sketches of each speaker, and anecdotal sidebars containing additional information about the speech or speakers.

American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.
American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.

American Law Yearbook, ed. , v.

An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25, v.
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25, v.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25, v.

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

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 35, v.
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 35, v.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 35, v.

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

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 37, v.
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 37, v.

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 37, v.

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

American Military Life in the 21st Century, ed. , v.
American Military Life in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

American Military Life in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

This title discusses the lives and experiences of U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families, with emphasis on the post-9/11 era. Includes detailed information on issues they face both stateside and abroad, such as: relations with family; substance use; housing; educational and job training opportunities; post-traumatic stress disorder and other health issues; and experiences of women, sexual minorities, and ethnic/racial minorities in the armed services.

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales, ed. , v.
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales, ed. , v.

American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales, ed. , v.

This book explores the central myths and legends that have formed American culture since its earliest years of settlement, providing a fascinating glimpse into the collective American imagination over the past 400 years through the stories that have shaped it. Special attention is paid to African American folklore, Asian American folklore, and the folklore of other traditions that are often overlooked or marginalized in other studies of the topic.

American Political Humor, ed. , v.
American Political Humor, ed. , v.

American Political Humor, ed. , v.

This set surveys the profound impact of political humor and satire on American culture and politics over the years, paying special attention to the explosion of political humor in today’s wide-ranging and turbulent media environment.

American Prisons and Jails, ed. , v.
American Prisons and Jails, ed. , v.

American Prisons and Jails, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia provides a summary of correctional systems and practices and their evolution throughout US history and includes contributions from leading scholars of correctional systems and practices. Topics include sentencing norms and contemporary developments; differences between local, regional, state, and federal systems; violent and nonviolent inmate populations; operations of state and federal prisons; privately run, for-profit prisons; and much more.

American Revolution, ed. , v.
American Revolution, ed. , v.

American Revolution, ed. , v.

This definitive scholarly reference covers the causes, course, and consequences of the war and the political, social, and military origins of the nation. It covers not only the eight years of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) but also the decades leading up to the war, beginning with the French and Indian War, and the aftermath of the conflict, with an emphasis on the early American Republic.

American Women Speak, ed. , v.
American Women Speak, ed. , v.

American Women Speak, ed. , v.

This text examines influential American women activists and their speeches on vital issues. Each entry outlines the speaker's motivation and provides examples of their speeches in context, supplying information about the setting, audience, reception, and lasting historical significance.

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.
American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2, v.

Provides coverage on the best-known American women writers spanning from colonial days to the present, including biography, criticism, and bibliography for each; also includes lesser-known writers whose work is found in journals, letters, stories, and even hymns. Entries feature an assessment of the writer's works; basic biography and complete bibliography, as well as comprehensive data on writers' names, including pseudonyms, aliases, parents' names and husbands' names, etc.

Americans at War, ed. , v.
Americans at War, ed. , v.

Americans at War, ed. , v.

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.

Americans at War, ed. , v.
Americans at War, ed. , v.

Americans at War, ed. , v.

This compilation of eyewitness accounts records the thoughts and emotions of American soldiers spanning nearly 250 years of national history, from the American Revolution to the Afghanistan War. Most eyewitness accounts of war currently available to the public are those of writers who enjoy higher military rank. This title addresses this imbalance between officers' and enlisted men's accounts by invoking oral history archives.

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

An Evening's Entertainment, ed. , v.

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

An Introduction to Ethics, ed. , v.
An Introduction to Ethics, ed. , v.

An Introduction to Ethics, ed. , v.

This book examines the central questions of ethics through a study of theories of right and wrong that are found in the great ethical works of Western philosophy. It focuses on theories that continue to have a significant presence in the field, and covers egoism, the eudaimonism of Plato and Aristotle, act and rule utilitarianism, modern natural law theory, Kant's moral theory, and existentialist ethics, meta-ethics and moral psychology.

Analyzing Human Behavior in Cyberspace, ed. , v.
Analyzing Human Behavior in Cyberspace, ed. , v.

Analyzing Human Behavior in Cyberspace, ed. , v.

This book provides emerging research exploring the four types of cyber behavior, expanding the scientific knowledge about the subject matter and revealing its extreme complexity. It features coverage on a broad range of topics such as cyber effects, emotion recognition, and cyber victimization.

Analyzing Inequalities, ed. , v.
Analyzing Inequalities, ed. , v.

Analyzing Inequalities, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the General Social Survey (GSS), one of the most widely analyzed surveys in the U.S. It examines a range of GSS questions related to social inequalities and demonstrates basic techniques for analyzing this data online. Students will come away with a better understanding of social science research, and will be better positioned to ask and answer the sociological questions that most interest them.

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.
Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Through a unique collection of primary source documents, this book critically examines several topics related to ancient Egypt and about which misconceptions abound.

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

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

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2007, v.
Animal Rights, ed. 2007, v.

Animal Rights, ed. 2007, v.

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2015, v.
Animal Rights, ed. 2015, v.

Animal Rights, ed. 2015, v.

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

Animal Rights, ed. 2018, v.
Animal Rights, ed. 2018, v.

Animal Rights, ed. 2018, v.

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

Animal Sciences, ed. , v.
Animal Sciences, ed. , v.

Animal Sciences, ed. , v.

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

Animals and Human Society, ed. , v.
Animals and Human Society, ed. , v.

Animals and Human Society, ed. , v.

This book provides a solid, scientific, research-based background to advance understanding of how animals impact humans, and can be used as a text for courses in Animals and Human Society or Animal Science.

Anorexia and Bulimia, ed. , v.
Anorexia and Bulimia, ed. , v.

Anorexia and Bulimia, ed. , v.

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

Anthropology, ed. , v.
Anthropology, ed. , v.

Anthropology, ed. , v.

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

Antibiotics, ed. , v.
Antibiotics, ed. , v.

Antibiotics, ed. , v.

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

Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook, ed. , v.
Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook, ed. , v.

Anxiety Disorders Sourcebook, ed. , v.

This text provides an insight about the ways people encounter anxiety and its various types, including general anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and panic disorder. It also provides information about chronic illnesses due to anxiety and ways to overcome it. It also discusses about anxiety in specific populations such as pregnant women, children, older adults, and LGBT community.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks, ed. , v.
Anxiety and Panic Attacks, ed. , v.

Anxiety and Panic Attacks, ed. , v.

This book tackles readers' questions regarding anxiety and panic attacks, dispelling misconceptions and examining real-world scenarios that highlight important concepts and controversies.

Applied Science, ed. , v.
Applied Science, ed. , v.

Applied Science, ed. , v.

Covers major fields and technologies in all areas, from agriculture to computers to engineering to medical to space sciences.

Arab Women and Their Evolving Roles in the Global Business Landscape, ed. , v.
Arab Women and Their Evolving Roles in the Global Business Landscape, ed. , v.

Arab Women and Their Evolving Roles in the Global Business Landscape, ed. , v.

This book is a pivotal reference source for the latest research findings on the Arab culture and how the global culture impacts Arab women in the business market.

Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.
Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.

Arab-Israeli Conflict, ed. , v.

Covering the Arab-Israeli conflict from its origins to the present, this resource traces the evolution of this ongoing, seemingly unresolvable dispute through an array of primary source documents.

Archaeology in America, ed. , v.
Archaeology in America, ed. , v.

Archaeology in America, ed. , v.

Coverage is divided into 8 regions, the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an overview of archaeological sites as well as books and articles for further research.

Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice, ed. , v.
Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice, ed. , v.

Archival Appraisal: Theory and Practice, ed. , v.

This book discusses the importance of collection appraisal in the context of archival work as a whole. It is an invaluable source for all those responsible for the use and administration of archives.

Are There Two Americas?, ed. , v.
Are There Two Americas?, ed. , v.

Are There Two Americas?, ed. , v.

This book unpacks the concept of a divided nation and looks at the conflicts that come from economic disparity, geography, social status, and more. Describes how the media and politicians focus on the differences between the haves and the have-nots, 'coastal elites' versus 'real America,' big cities or fly-over country, and how different (or not) they really are.

Arms Control, ed. , v.
Arms Control, ed. , v.

Arms Control, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia provides a reference on the recent history and contemporary practice of arms control and nonproliferation.

Arthritis Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Arthritis Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Arthritis Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides updated information about diagnosing, treating, and managing degenerative, inflammatory, and other specific forms of arthritis.

Artificial Ingredients, ed. , v.
Artificial Ingredients, ed. , v.

Artificial Ingredients, ed. , v.

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

Artificial You, ed. , v.
Artificial You, ed. , v.

Artificial You, ed. , v.

This book discusses what artificial intelligence can truly achieve: Can robots really be conscious? Can we merge with AI, as tech leaders like Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil suggest? Is the mind just a program? Examining these issues, the author proposes ways we can test for machine consciousness, questions whether consciousness is an unavoidable byproduct of sophisticated intelligence, and considers the overall dangers of creating machine minds.

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

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

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

Asian American Culture, ed. , v.
Asian American Culture, ed. , v.

Asian American Culture, ed. , v.

Provides coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, that enables readers to understand the history, complexity, and contemporary practices in Asian American culture.

Asian American History Day by Day, ed. , v.
Asian American History Day by Day, ed. , v.

Asian American History Day by Day, ed. , v.

This volume is organized in the form of a calendar, with each day of the year corresponding with an entry about an important event, person, or innovation that span several hundred years of Asian American history and references to books and websites that can provide more information about that event.

Asian American Society, ed. , v.
Asian American Society, ed. , v.

Asian American Society, ed. , v.

Provides a thorough introduction to the wide–ranging and fast–developing field of Asian American studies. Published with the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), this encyclopedia features more than 300 A-to-Z articles authored by AAAS members and experts in the field who examine the social, cultural, psychological, economic, and political dimensions of the Asian American experience.

Asthma Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Asthma Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Asthma Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides basic consumer information about the different types of asthma and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Athletes and Drug Use, ed. , v.
Athletes and Drug Use, ed. , v.

Athletes and Drug Use, ed. , v.

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

Atlas of the Civil War, ed. , v.
Atlas of the Civil War, ed. , v.

Atlas of the Civil War, ed. , v.

This atlas describes the Civil War in five chronological sections, each of which frames the war as both a military conflict and a substantial social force that shaped the United States. In addition to substantial coverage of the war’s multiple military theaters, this atlas also devotes substantial attention to nonmilitary elements of the struggle. Maps of population, economic development, elections, transportation networks accompany the text articles.

Atlas of the Human Body, ed. , v.
Atlas of the Human Body, ed. , v.

Atlas of the Human Body, ed. , v.

This book provides a multidisciplinary approach to the technical coverage of anatomical structures and relationships. Each chapter features clinical correlations providing a unique perspective of side-by side comparisons of dissection images, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography.

Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes, ed. , v.
Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes, ed. , v.

Atrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes, ed. , v.

This work covers key events involving mass murders, atrocities, and genocides, especially in the last century. The scope extends to such topics as crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, and human rights violations. It also covers war crimes and atrocities in specific countries and profiles both those who had been formally indicted for war crimes and those who have committed mass atrocities without ever having to answer for their crimes in a court of law.

Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases, ed. , v.
Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases, ed. , v.

Audience Response Systems in Higher Education: Applications and Cases, ed. , v.

This book discusses the importance of creating Audience Response Systems (ARS) to facilitate greater interaction with participants engaged in a variety of group activities, particularly education.

Authentic Learning Environments in Higher Education, ed. , v.
Authentic Learning Environments in Higher Education, ed. , v.

Authentic Learning Environments in Higher Education, ed. , v.

Provides a coherent description of the principles that guide the development of an authentic learning environment, and gives concrete examples across a wide range of discipline areas.

Autism Spectrum Disorders, ed. , v.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, ed. , v.

Autism Spectrum Disorders, ed. , v.

This book provides the latest academic material on emerging perspectives, treatment and care techniques, and therapeutic strategies to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders. It features a range of topics such as social skills, educational support, and assistive technologies.

Autism, ed. , v.
Autism, ed. , v.

Autism, ed. , v.

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

Babylonian Mythology, ed. , v.
Babylonian Mythology, ed. , v.

Babylonian Mythology, ed. , v.

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

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990, ed. , v.

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

Barack Obama, ed. , v.
Barack Obama, ed. , v.

Barack Obama, ed. , v.

This book provides a comprehensive summary of the life of the 44th president of the United States. It provides readers with insight into Barack Obama’s rise in politics, from community organizer to president, the highest political office in the United States.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, ed. , v.
Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, ed. , v.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America, ed. , v.

This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

Being Transgender, ed. , v.
Being Transgender, ed. , v.

Being Transgender, ed. , v.

Written by a transgender person who is also a physiological psychologist, this book is the first for general readers that explains what is known about transgender causation, what life as a transgendered individual is like, and the science involved in living a transgender life. It answers questions about being transgender using current experiential and scientific information, including the evidence for a biological transgender predisposition.

Below the Surface, ed. , v.
Below the Surface, ed. , v.

Below the Surface, ed. , v.

This book explores the latest research in ethnic and racial identity and interracial relations among diverse youth in the United States. It demonstrates that young people can have a strong ethnic-racial identity and still view other groups positively, and that in fact, possessing a solid ethnic-racial identity makes it possible to have a more genuine understanding of other groups.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, ed. , v.

A two-volume encyclopedia of 190 articles that examine how people interact and communicate via computers, robots, information systems, and the Internet. Articles present current research in sociology, behavioral science, anthropology, engineering, computer science. Written for the educated layperson.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 1
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 1

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 1

Examines the ways in which religious ideas, beliefs, and practices have both promoted sustainability and served as roadblocks. Covers topics such as religious vegetarianism, understandings of the Earth as Gaia, the Lynn White Thesis, and the field of 'science and religion.'

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 10
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 10

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 10

Essays include crucial topics in terms of the outlook for humanity and our relationship with the natural world. Articles cover aging and world population, cities and community, energy, agriculture, water, food security, mobility, and migration.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 2
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 2

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 2

Explores how sustainability is being factored into industries across the globe.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 3
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 3

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 3

Explores efforts made to address pressing environmental concerns through legislation, conventions, directives, treaties, and protocols.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 4
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 4

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 4

Explores the many ways in which human society relies on material resources and natural systems such as air, water, energy, agricultural products, and extracted resources for our everyday needs.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 5
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 5

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 5

Analyzes myriad human-initiated processes and tools developed to foster sustainable natural resource use, preservation, and restoration. It also examines how humans interact with plant, marine, and animal life in both natural and human-altered environments.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 6
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 6

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 6

Presents an overview of the ways in which sustainability is charted worldwide including basic concepts, such as quantitative versus qualitative data, citizen science, or the weak versus strong sustainability debate. Examines how indicators in specific areas (air pollution, fisheries, agriculture and mining, for instance) have been applied (or not) to different regions.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 7
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 7

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 7

Provides an overview of the environmental challenges facing the most populous parts of Asia. Regional coverage includes topics such as business and commerce, environmental and corporate law, and values and technology. This volume places special focus on demographics, geography, educational initiatives, international relationships, and negotiations related to sustainable practices.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 8
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 8

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 8

Provides extensive coverage of sustainability practices from experts from around the globe. Topics include efforts to balance resource demands and growth, from New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific (under threat by rising sea levels) to Brazil, Central America, the United States, and Canada.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 9
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 9

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, ed. , v. 9

Focuses on the geographic area where humans originated and first began to make use of the natural world - Earth's largest landmass, stretching from Portugal in the west across the steppes of Russia and south across Africa to the Cape of Good Hope.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

A five- volume encyclopedia of world history, covering 250,000 years of human history. Compiles knowledge from paleoanthropology, archaeology, geology, and geography. Emphasis on cultural contact and social change over time and place. Overviews of core topics. Extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science. Biographies of 100 leaders who shaped world history.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, ed. , v.

An encyclopedia on the history of sports in the world. Major topics include 300 modern and traditional sports in 75 nations, cultural and social paradigms and perspectives, college and youth sports, competitions and major events, major sports venues, and the evolution of media coverage. Volumes include 500 articles supplemented by over 1,000 illustrations and sidebars.

Best of the Web: Geography, ed. , v.
Best of the Web: Geography, ed. , v.

Best of the Web: Geography, ed. , v.

An evaluative guide to a large number of geographical sources on the web, including geographical sites around the world. Only sites that are considered to be informative, reliable and stable have been included. The information given for each site includes: title, URL, owner/maintainer, server location, and a full description. Useful for libraries and general audiences.

Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services, ed. , v.
Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services, ed. , v.

Beyond Degrees: Professional Learning for Knowledge Services, ed. , v.

Discusses continuing professional development and lifelong learning in the information services environment. The aim is to provide the professional reader with guidelines for conceptualizing, designing and measuring successful programs for professional learning, staff development and professional growth in the organization.

Beyond Global Warming, ed. , v.
Beyond Global Warming, ed. , v.

Beyond Global Warming, ed. , v.

This book describes how we have come to understand the fundamental processes behind global warming, by a leading pioneer of modern climate modeling. Explains key breakthroughs and why increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide has caused temperatures to rise in the troposphere yet fall in the stratosphere, why the warming of the planet’s surface differs by hemisphere, why drought is becoming more frequent in arid regions despite the global increase in precipitation, and more.

Big Data Analytics in HIV/AIDS Research, ed. , v.
Big Data Analytics in HIV/AIDS Research, ed. , v.

Big Data Analytics in HIV/AIDS Research, ed. , v.

This book explores emerging research on the development and implementation of computational techniques in big data analysis for biological and medical practices. While highlighting topics such as deep learning, management software, and molecular modeling, this publication explores the various applications of data analysis in clinical decision making.

Biodiversity, ed. , v.
Biodiversity, ed. , v.

Biodiversity, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of biodiversity, among and within plant and animal species in an environment, from a variety of international perspectives.

Bioethics, ed. 4, v.
Bioethics, ed. 4, v.

Bioethics, ed. 4, v.

Offers hundreds of revisions or addenda to entries from previous editions as well as new or revised entries on topics such as key cases in bioethics, the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others. Revised articles explain the events as well as legislation changes of the past decade. Previous editions published as the Encyclopedia of Bioethics.

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

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

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.

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

Biology, ed. , v.

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

Biology, ed. 2, v.
Biology, ed. 2, v.

Biology, ed. 2, v.

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

Biotechnology, ed. , v.
Biotechnology, ed. , v.

Biotechnology, ed. , v.

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.

Birth Control, ed. , v.
Birth Control, ed. , v.

Birth Control, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of birth control from a variety of international perspectives.

Birth Control, ed. , v.
Birth Control, ed. , v.

Birth Control, ed. , v.

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on birth control and the use of contraceptive devices among women in the United States.

Birth Control, ed. , v.
Birth Control, ed. , v.

Birth Control, ed. , v.

This book serves as a scientifically accurate, yet easy-to-read introduction, to birth control for teens and young adults. The information, guidance, and resources it offers helps readers to make better decisions regarding their sexual health. A list of additional books, organizations, and websites for further study and research in an annotated directory of resources is also included.

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

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

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.

Black Power Encyclopedia, ed. , v.
Black Power Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

Black Power Encyclopedia, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia documents the Black Power Movement by its cultural representation and promotion of self-determination and self-defense and showcases the its influence on American Black communities from 1965 to the mid-1970s. It provides an understanding of Black Power's important role in the turbulence, social change, and politics of the 1960s and 1970s in America and how the concepts of the movement continue to influence contemporary Black politics, culture, and identity.

Black Women as Leaders, ed. , v.
Black Women as Leaders, ed. , v.

Black Women as Leaders, ed. , v.

This book examines how black women have identified challenges in major social institutions across history and demonstrated adaptive leadership in mobilizing people to tackle those challenges facing black communities.

Blue-Collar Pop Culture, ed. , v.
Blue-Collar Pop Culture, ed. , v.

Blue-Collar Pop Culture, ed. , v.

Provides a sophisticated, accessible, and entertaining examination of the intersection between American popular culture and working-class life in America. Covering topics as diverse as the attacks of September 11th, union loyalties, religion, trailer parks, professional wrestling, and Elvis Presley.

Body Image, ed. , v.
Body Image, ed. , v.

Body Image, ed. , v.

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

Body Systems, ed. , v.
Body Systems, ed. , v.

Body Systems, ed. , v.

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

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1
Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, ed. , v. 1

Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.

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

Boom and Bust, ed. , v.

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

Border Towns and Border Crossings, ed. , v.
Border Towns and Border Crossings, ed. , v.

Border Towns and Border Crossings, ed. , v.

This book traces the history of the border and its people, from the creation of the border line to explosive issues surrounding immigration and the future of the United States as a nation of diverse cultures and races.

Brain Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Brain Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Brain Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

This book provides information about brain function, neurological emergencies such as a brain attack (stroke) or seizure, and symptoms of brain disorders. It covers the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation therapies for genetic and congenital brain disorders, infections, tumors, and seizures, as well as traumatic brain injuries and degenerative neurological disorders. Also included are a glossary and a directory of additional resources.

Brave New Arctic, ed. , v.
Brave New Arctic, ed. , v.

Brave New Arctic, ed. , v.

This book, presenting a sweeping tale of discovery spanning three decades, describes how puzzlement turned to concern and astonishment as researchers came to understand that the Arctic of old was quickly disappearing--with potentially devastating implications for the entire planet.

Breast Cancer Screening, ed. , v.
Breast Cancer Screening, ed. , v.

Breast Cancer Screening, ed. , v.

This book provides a balanced perspective on the increasingly controversial topic of breast cancer screening, with a focus on current and emerging scientific evidence, as well as a look at such future breast cancer screening practices as tailored screening and shared decision-making, plus variability in screening practice and outcomes around the world.

Breast Cancer Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.
Breast Cancer Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Breast Cancer Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Provides basic consumer health information on risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer, along with facts about coping after treatment.

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, ed. , v.
Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, ed. , v.

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, ed. , v.

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.

Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education, ed. , v.
Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education, ed. , v.

Building Sustainability Through Environmental Education, ed. , v.

This book provides a collection of innovative research on methods and applications for creating comprehensive environmental education programs that support sustainability practices and instruct students on a variety of topics including water resource management, disaster risks and mitigation, and issues surrounding climate change.

Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.
Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.

Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.

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

Bullying, ed. , v.
Bullying, ed. , v.

Bullying, ed. , v.

This text presents bullying as a health issue and proposes effective strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on current scientific research of aggressive behaviors.

Bullying, ed. , v.
Bullying, ed. , v.

Bullying, ed. , v.

This volume explains how bullying became a problem in schools and what can be done about it. Includes a background and history of school bullying before diving into raging controversies over causes and solutions. Contains personal essays from experts in the field and profiles of empathy-building bullying prevention organizations and additionally includes data and documents, a chronological history of bullying, and resources for further research.

Business Information Handbook, ed. , v.
Business Information Handbook, ed. , v.

Business Information Handbook, ed. , v.

A sourcebook that not only describes the major sources of business information, but also considers the role of business information in the business process and considers the recent changes brought about in sources and delivery by the new Web-based technologies. In addition, there are case studies from business information specialists that provide practical insights into the use of business information.

Business Infrastructure for Sustainability in Developing Economies, ed. , v.
Business Infrastructure for Sustainability in Developing Economies, ed. , v.

Business Infrastructure for Sustainability in Developing Economies, ed. , v.

This book is a comprehensive reference source filled with informative discussions on the socio-economic expansion of developing nations. It features dynamic topics such as supply chain management, foreign trade deficits, service quality, and sustainable energy solutions.

Business Leader Profiles for Students, ed. , v.
Business Leader Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Business Leader Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students.

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 5
Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 5

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 5

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Business Scandals, Corruption, and Reform, ed. , v.
Business Scandals, Corruption, and Reform, ed. , v.

Business Scandals, Corruption, and Reform, ed. , v.

Contains more than 300 entries that describe the myriad aspects of corruption, business scandals, and attempts at reform, providing not only detailed information about specific accounting scandals and earnings manipulation but also a broad examination of the entire history of business corruption throughout human civilization.

CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States, ed. , v.
CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States, ed. , v.

CQ Press Guide to Radical Politics in the United States, ed. , v.

This text provides an overview of radical U.S. political movements on both the left and the right sides of the ideological spectrum. It focuses on analyzing the origins and trajectory of the various movements, and the impact that movement ideas and activities have had on mainstream American politics.

CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States, ed. , v.
CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States, ed. , v.

CQ Press Guide to Urban Politics and Policy in the United States, ed. , v.

This reference guide to urban politics and policy will help students understand how American cities have developed over time, how the various city governance structures allocate power across city officials and agencies, how civic and social forces interact with the organs of city government and organize to win control over these organs and/or their policy outputs, and what patterns of public goods and services cities produce for their residents.

California Greenin', ed. , v.
California Greenin', ed. , v.

California Greenin', ed. , v.

This book presents a political history of environmental policy and regulation in California, from the Gold Rush to the present. As environmental policy debates continue to grow more heated, this book demonstrates that the Golden State’s impressive record of environmental accomplishments holds lessons not just for the country but for the world.

Cambodia, ed. , v.
Cambodia, ed. , v.

Cambodia, ed. , v.

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Cambodian people.

Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.
Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, ed. 2, v.

A dictionary of thinkers and ideas. Comprehensive entries on major philosophers as well as 50 entries on leading contemporary philosophers. Includes coverage of developing fields such as the philosophy of mind and applied ethics, non-Western philosophy, and Continental philosophy.

Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists, ed. 2, v.
Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists, ed. 2, v.

Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists, ed. 2, v.

An illustrated biographical dictionary of major scientists from early times to present day. Fields represented include physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, meteorology and technology. Highlights pioneering women scientists.

Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, ed. 2, v.
Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, ed. 2, v.

Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics, ed. 2, v.

A dictionary of 3500 statistical and statistics-related concepts. Provides simple definitions and explanations of terms that cover medical, survey, theoretical, applied statistics, etc. Short biographies of over 100 important statisticians also included.

Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, ed. , v.
Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, ed. , v.

Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English, ed. , v.

An encyclopedia of children's books written in English across the world. Provides a history of books from pre-Norman times to the present, and discusses current developments in publishing practices and in children's own reading.

Cambridge Guide to Women's Writings in English, ed. , v.
Cambridge Guide to Women's Writings in English, ed. , v.

Cambridge Guide to Women's Writings in English, ed. , v.

An encyclopedia of women's writing in English, especially those writers and texts that have been popularly read in the last 25 years. Includes entries for writers, texts, general terms, genres and movements. Subjects range from early medieval English writing through today. Demonstrates the increase in literacy and the changes to the language as colonies evolved.

Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease, ed. , v.
Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease, ed. , v.

Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease, ed. , v.

A history and description of the world's major diseases of yesterday and today, with chapters organized alphabetically. Eighth and final work in a series.

Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.
Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.

Cambridge World History of Food, ed. , v.

A two-volume history of food and nutrition, and their relation to human health and culture. Covers the spectrum of foods; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. Offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink. Includes a dictionary of plant foods.

Campaigning for President in America, 1788–2016, ed. , v.
Campaigning for President in America, 1788–2016, ed. , v.

Campaigning for President in America, 1788–2016, ed. , v.

Provides insight into the major issues and events surrounding American presidential elections across more than two centuries, from the earliest years of the Republic through the campaigns of the 21st century.

Campus Sexual Assault, ed. , v.
Campus Sexual Assault, ed. , v.

Campus Sexual Assault, ed. , v.

This reference text thoroughly examines the alarming epidemic of campus sexual assault, including a discussion of laws, high-profile cases, controversies, and proposed solutions.

Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students, ed. , v.
Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students, ed. , v.

Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students, ed. , v.

This book explores the role of university administration in successful implementation, regulation, and support of study abroad experiences. It highlights essential topics relating to legal issues, safety concerns, curriculum development, and intercultural communication.

Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005, v.
Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005, v.

Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005, v.

An annual guide that provides the following information in English and French: biographical sketches of current parliamentarians, including the Privy Council, Senate and House of Commons; results of all federal general and by-elections since 1867; current and historical data and statistics on provincial and territorial governments, listings for provincial and territorial legislative assemblies, general by-election results; and other information.

Cancer Sourcebook for Women, ed. 6, v.
Cancer Sourcebook for Women, ed. 6, v.

Cancer Sourcebook for Women, ed. 6, v.

This book provides updated information about breast cancer, gynecological cancers and other cancers of special concern to women, including cancers of the female reproductive organs and cancers responsible for the highest number of deaths in women. It covers cancer risks, methods used to diagnose and treat cancer, cancer survivorship, and suggestions for coping with side effects of treatment, and includes a directory of resources, and information about locating support groups.

Cancer Sourcebook, ed. 8, v.
Cancer Sourcebook, ed. 8, v.

Cancer Sourcebook, ed. 8, v.

Provides updated information about common types of cancer affecting the central nervous system, endocrine system, lungs, digestive and urinary tracts, blood cells, immune system, skin, bones, and other body systems.

Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.
Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

Cancer Survivorship Sourcebook, ed. 3, v.

This book provides information for cancer patients and their family members, friends, and caregivers. It includes tips for researching specific types of cancer, treatment advances, and clinical trials, and it offers suggestions for coping with the side effects and complications of cancer treatments. Facts about emotional, cognitive, and mental health issues in cancer care are included.

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

Capital Punishment, ed. 2008, v.

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.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2014, v.
Capital Punishment, ed. 2014, v.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2014, v.

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.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2016, v.
Capital Punishment, ed. 2016, v.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2016, v.

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.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2018, v.
Capital Punishment, ed. 2018, v.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2018, v.

This volume 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.

Career Information Center, ed. 10, v.
Career Information Center, ed. 10, v.

Career Information Center, ed. 10, v.

Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, audio/visual materials, and organizations.

Career Information Center, ed. 9, v.
Career Information Center, ed. 9, v.

Career Information Center, ed. 9, v.

Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.

Career and Technical Education, ed. , v.
Career and Technical Education, ed. , v.

Career and Technical Education, ed. , v.

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

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

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2008, v.

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.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2014, v.
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2014, v.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2014, v.

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.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2016, v.
Careers and Occupations, ed. 2016, v.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2016, v.

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.

Caring for People with Dementia, ed. , v.
Caring for People with Dementia, ed. , v.

Caring for People with Dementia, ed. , v.

This book provides the latest research into improving dementia care for both non-expert students and junior staff as well as more senior managers. It guides the reader through the underpinning theory behind the different approaches to person centered and relationship centered care and provides case scenarios with a range of practical strategies staff and students have developed and implemented.

Celebrating Latino Folklore, ed. , v.
Celebrating Latino Folklore, ed. , v.

Celebrating Latino Folklore, ed. , v.

Provides a broad and comprehensive collection of descriptive information regarding all the genres of Latino folklore in the United States, covering the traditions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Mexico, Spain, or Latin America.

Celebrating Life Customs around the World, ed. , v.
Celebrating Life Customs around the World, ed. , v.

Celebrating Life Customs around the World, ed. , v.

This book documents various customs and traditions practiced in countries outside of the United States, showcasing the diversity of birth, coming-of-age, and death celebrations worldwide.

Celiac Disease, ed. , v.
Celiac Disease, ed. , v.

Celiac Disease, ed. , v.

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

Censored, ed. , v.
Censored, ed. , v.

Censored, ed. , v.

This book demonstrates that even censorship that is easy to circumvent can still be enormously effective. Taking advantage of digital data harvested from the Chinese Internet and leaks from China’s Propaganda Department, this important book sheds light on how and when censorship influences the Chinese public.

Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy, ed. , v.
Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy, ed. , v.

Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy, ed. , v.

A comprehensive reference source on the social, moral, religious, and political aspects of censorship and surveillance. It also explores the techniques of technologically supported censorship and surveillance. Topics such as political censorship, propaganda, and information privacy are included.

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership, ed. , v.
Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership, ed. , v.

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership, ed. , v.

This book provides vital research on the specific challenges, issues, strategies, and solutions that are associated with diverse leadership in higher education, and explores evidence-based professional practice for women in higher education who are currently in or are seeking positions of leadership, as well as the methods of nurturing women in administrative positions.

Characters on the Couch, ed. , v.
Characters on the Couch, ed. , v.

Characters on the Couch, ed. , v.

Providing insights for students, film buffs, and readers of various genres of fiction, this book delves into the psychology of 100 well-known fictional characters.

Chemistry, ed. , v.
Chemistry, ed. , v.

Chemistry, ed. , v.

Provides a broad approach to chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, and its many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry as well as biotechnology, including biographies of scientists past and present. Reviews the history of the field up to modern research and practical applications, and topical essays examine the role chemistry plays in various aspects of everyday life. For academic readers.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007, v.
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007, v.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2007, v.

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on child abuse and domestic violence, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2015, v.
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2015, v.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2015, v.

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 Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2017, v.
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2017, v.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2017, v.

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 Development, ed. , v.
Child Development, ed. , v.

Child Development, ed. , v.

Covers human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others.

Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Childhood Diseases and Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Provides up-to-date information about common disorders that affect the physical, mental, and developmental health of school-age children. It discusses infectious diseases, asthma and allergies, cancer, diabetes, growth and developmental disorders, mental health and conduct disorders, and conditions affecting the blood, brain, muscles and bones, skin, and internal organs.

Childhood Obesity, ed. , v.
Childhood Obesity, ed. , v.

Childhood Obesity, ed. , v.

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

Chronic Diseases, ed. , v.
Chronic Diseases, ed. , v.

Chronic Diseases, ed. , v.

This comprehensive work provides an overview of an area of growing concern, offering readers a one-stop resource for researching the chronic conditions that increasingly plague our society.

Chronic Mental Illness and the Changing Scope of Intervention Strategies, Diagnosis, and Treatment, ed. , v.
Chronic Mental Illness and the Changing Scope of Intervention Strategies, Diagnosis, and Treatment, ed. , v.

Chronic Mental Illness and the Changing Scope of Intervention Strategies, Diagnosis, and Treatment, ed. , v.

Examines emergent research on the identification and epidemiology of various mental illnesses. Features information on the prevalence of the disease, psychopharmacological advancements, and strategies for the management of chronic mental illnesses.

Cities around the World, ed. , v.
Cities around the World, ed. , v.

Cities around the World, ed. , v.

This set offers a comprehensive overview of major challenges faced by cities worldwide in the 21st century, and how cities in different geographic, economic, and political conditions are finding solutions to them.

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

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

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 United States, ed. 9, v.
Cities of the United States, ed. 9, v.

Cities of the United States, ed. 9, v.

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

Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.

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, ed. , v.
Civil Liberties, ed. , v.

Civil Liberties, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of civil liberties from a variety of international perspectives.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.
Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

Civil Rights Movement, ed. , v.

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of the Civil Rights Movement, one of the most important political movements of the 20th century.

Civility, Religious Pluralism, and Education, ed. , v.
Civility, Religious Pluralism, and Education, ed. , v.

Civility, Religious Pluralism, and Education, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the problem of religious diversity, civil dialogue, and religion education in public schools, exploring the ways in which atheists, secularists, fundamentalists, and mainstream religionist's come together in the public sphere. It examines how civil discourse about religion fits within the ideals of the American political and pedagogical systems and how religious studies education can help to foster civility and toleration.

Class Conflict in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, ed. , v.
Class Conflict in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, ed. , v.

Class Conflict in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of English-language novelist, Charles Dickens.

Climate Change Politics and Policies in America, ed. , v.
Climate Change Politics and Policies in America, ed. , v.

Climate Change Politics and Policies in America, ed. , v.

This collection of primary sources, illuminated by extensive contextual analysis, provides a comprehensive and balanced survey of the evolution of global climate change policies and politics in the United States. The set includes excerpts from important scientific papers and government reports, political speeches, perspectives from environmental activists and conservative think-tanks, editorial essays from leading media figures, provisions of major laws, and more.

Climate Change and Environmental Concerns, ed. , v.
Climate Change and Environmental Concerns, ed. , v.

Climate Change and Environmental Concerns, ed. , v.

This book discusses the latest research on the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level. Topics include sustainable land use, greenhouse gas effects, environmental education, pollution, water treatment, groundwater resources, and more.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

This work combines entries describing Earth’s variable climatic history, references to scientific literature, weather record data, and selected primary documents to present readers with a comprehensive account of global warming's effects worldwide.

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

Climate Change, ed. , v.

This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue.

Climate Change: A Wicked Problem, ed. , v.
Climate Change: A Wicked Problem, ed. , v.

Climate Change: A Wicked Problem, ed. , v.

This book presents comprehensive, objective and critical assessment of all issues germane to the climate change debate: science, technology options, economic ramifications, cultural and behavioral issues, the influence of special interests and public policy, geopolitics, and ethical dimensions. A strong case is made for the reality of anthropogenic climate change, while confronting the range of issues that remain uncertain and deconstructing opposing views.

Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.
Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. This overview of fashion and apparel covers several centuries of American history as seen through the lens of the clothes we wear—from the Native American moccasin to Manolo Blahnik's contribution to stiletto heels.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.
Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades 7-12. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades 7-12.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.
Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades K-6. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades K-6.

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

Combating Climate Change, ed. , v.

Outlines a framework for preparing agriculture for climate change, presenting the causes and consequences of climate change and possible remediation measures.

Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era, ed. , v.
Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era, ed. , v.

Combating Violent Extremism and Radicalization in the Digital Era, ed. , v.

This book presents the latest research on the utilization of online tools by terrorist organizations to communicate with and recruit potential extremists and examines effective countermeasures employed by law enforcement agencies to defend against such threats. Focus is on perspectives from the social and behavioral sciences.

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees, ed. , v.
Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees, ed. , v.

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Sue Monk Kidd.

Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century, ed. , v.
Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

Communicating Knowledge: Publishing in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

This book provides an introduction to publishing practices in the context of the information society, concentrating on its structure and operation.

Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.
Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Company Profiles for Students, ed. , v.

Covers more than 400 prominent companies most studied by students. Entries follow a standard set of rubrics to facilitate comparison between companies. Also included are company logos, illustrations and ticker symbols, current market share, new products, and where to write for an annual report.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Provides current information for people considering these therapies for general well-being or specific health conditions.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography, ed. , v.

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. , v.
Complete Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. , v.

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. , v.

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.

Computer Ethics, ed. , v.
Computer Ethics, ed. , v.

Computer Ethics, ed. , v.

Explores written works, music, videos, and other content on the Internet to help students differentiate between what is legally permissible and what is ethical in the context of computers and the Internet.

Computer Sciences, ed. , v.
Computer Sciences, ed. , v.

Computer Sciences, ed. , v.

Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.

Computer Sciences, ed. 2, v.
Computer Sciences, ed. 2, v.

Computer Sciences, ed. 2, v.

Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.

Computers and Creativity, ed. , v.
Computers and Creativity, ed. , v.

Computers and Creativity, ed. , v.

Explores the many ways people use computers to create software, invent new machines, and express themselves through words, music, graphic art, and multimedia.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.
Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.

Concise Guide to Information Literacy, ed. , v.

This guide helps students and teachers build the skills needed to distinguish good sources from those that are less reliable.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers, ed. , v.
Concise Major 21st Century Writers, ed. , v.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

The complex role warfare played in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations is examined through coverage of key wars and battles; important leaders, armies, organizations, and weapons; and other noteworthy aspects of conflict. The set covers ancient Greek history from archaic times to the Roman conquest and ancient Roman history from early Rome to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 CE.

Conflict in the 21st Century, ed. , v.
Conflict in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

Conflict in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

This reference work examines how sophisticated cyber-attacks and innovative use of social media have changed conflict in the digital realm, while new military technologies such as drones and robotic weaponry continue to have an impact on modern warfare.

Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Congenital Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Describes the most common types of nonhereditary birth defects and disorders related to prematurity, gestational injuries, prenatal and perinatal infections, maternal health conditions during pregnancy, and birth complications. Birth defects include cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate, fetal alcohol syndrome, spina bifida, and disorders of the heart, brain, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, urinary tract, and reproductive organs.

Congress A to Z, ed. 6, v.
Congress A to Z, ed. 6, v.

Congress A to Z, ed. 6, v.

Explains key aspects of the national legislature, its organization, processes, personalities, major legislation, and history. Includes entries covering congressional events of recent years.

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--America, ed. , v. 2
Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--America, ed. , v. 2

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--America, ed. , v. 2

Contains 14 constitutional documents of Chile, from the time of the emancipation of the Spanish crown in the early 19th century to the 'Constitucion de Chile' of 1833. Edited by a professor at the faculty of law of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso, Chile.

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 1
Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 1

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 1

Constitutional texts of the United Kingdom, a country which even to this day does not have a written constitution, are published in the first volume of this set dealing with Europe.

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 2
Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 2

Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century--Europe, ed. , v. 2

This print edition of Constitutions of the World from the Late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century is the cost comprehensive collection of its kind, containing constitutional documents from 50 countries around the world from 1776-1849. This unique collection includes approximately 1,000 constitutional documents, human rights declarations and drafts of constitutions collected from archives and libraries from around the world by the German Research Foundation.

Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.
Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.

Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.

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

Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.
Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.

Contemporary American Religion, ed. , v.

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 Fashion, ed. 2, v.
Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2, v.

Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.

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

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, ed. , 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.

Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7, v.
Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7, v.

Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7, v.

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.

Contemporary Poets, ed. 7, v.
Contemporary Poets, ed. 7, v.

Contemporary Poets, ed. 7, v.

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of poets from around the world, written by subject experts.

Contemporary Strategies and Approaches in 3-D Information Modeling, ed. , v.
Contemporary Strategies and Approaches in 3-D Information Modeling, ed. , v.

Contemporary Strategies and Approaches in 3-D Information Modeling, ed. , v.

This title is a scholarly resource that examines building information modeling and the integration of 3-D information in the urban built environments. Covers topics such as integrated project delivery, design collaboration, and 3-D model visualization, and is geared towards engineers, architects, contractors, consultants, and facility managers seeking current research on methodologies, concepts, and instruments being used in the field of 3-D information modeling.

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases, ed. 2, v.
Contemporary Supreme Court Cases, ed. 2, v.

Contemporary Supreme Court Cases, ed. 2, v.

This book serves to explain the legal and cultural underpinnings of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past 35 years -- and to illuminate how these decisions have shaped the trajectory and character of modern American society.

Continuing Professional Development--Preparing for New Roles in Libraries, ed. , v.
Continuing Professional Development--Preparing for New Roles in Libraries, ed. , v.

Continuing Professional Development--Preparing for New Roles in Libraries, ed. , v.

Presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative responses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning, individual learning, and learning organizations.

Controversies in Contemporary Religion, ed. , v.
Controversies in Contemporary Religion, ed. , v.

Controversies in Contemporary Religion, ed. , v.

This book addresses a variety of current religious issues, analyzing religion's role in the rise of fundamentalism, censorship, human rights, environmentalism and sustainability, sexuality, bioethics, and other areas. The first volume covers theoretical and academic debates, the second looks at debates in the public square and ethical issues, while the third examines specific issues and case studies.

Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.
Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.

Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, ed. 4, v.

A handbook on how copyright and fair use laws impact schools. Describes, with specific examples, what educators can and can not do with copyrighted materials.

Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.
Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.

Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.

Profiles the biggest corporate mistakes or misdeeds throughout history, covering the people, the times, the decisions made.

Corporate Memory: Records and Information Management in the Knowledge Age, ed. 2, v.
Corporate Memory: Records and Information Management in the Knowledge Age, ed. 2, v.

Corporate Memory: Records and Information Management in the Knowledge Age, ed. 2, v.

Corporate memory is the body of active and historical information that an organization has that is worth sharing, managing and preserving to enable it to function effectively. This book describes the most up-to-date methods and approaches to this essential function, as well as the adoption of an international standard for record management. Aimed at records managers and archivists responsible for maintaining and managing information within an organization.

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

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Covering American Politics in the 21st Century, ed. , v.
Covering American Politics in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

Covering American Politics in the 21st Century, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia provides a real-world guide to American political journalism and news coverage in the 21st century, from the most influential media organizations and pundits to the controversies and practices shaping modern-day political journalism.

Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.
Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.

Crazy-Stressed, ed. , v.

Packed with insights from neuroscience and psychology, real-life case studies, and a dose of humor, this book sheds light on the teen brain and offers a wealth of resiliency-boosting strategies.

Creating a College Culture for Latino Students, ed. , v.
Creating a College Culture for Latino Students, ed. , v.

Creating a College Culture for Latino Students, ed. , v.

This book provides guidance on creating a 'college culture' in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, both within the classroom and throughout the building, working with families and community organizations to promote Latino students' school achievement and college goals, and best practices for coaching students, including five essentials for college preparedness.

Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society, ed. , v.
Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society, ed. , v.

Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society, ed. , v.

This book discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Conflict resolution skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality are among the topics discussed.

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

Crime and Punishment in America, ed. , v.

Covering some of the most hotly contested topics in crime and criminal justice, including proposed sentencing and prison reforms, controversial developments like Stand Your Ground laws, and Supreme Court decisions, this work supplies essential background, current data, and a range of viewpoints on these important issues, enabling readers to better understand current crime/punishment issues within the context of America's ever-evolving culture, economy, and politics.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007, v.
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007, v.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2007, v.

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

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2015, v.
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2015, v.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2015, v.

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2017, v.
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2017, v.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2017, v.

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.

Crimes of the Centuries, ed. , v.
Crimes of the Centuries, ed. , v.

Crimes of the Centuries, ed. , v.

This resource offers a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history, featuring the most famous crimes and trials in the United States since colonial times.

Criminal Psychology, ed. , v.
Criminal Psychology, ed. , v.

Criminal Psychology, ed. , v.

This four-volume reference work offers a look at the history, developments, emerging and classic research issues, controversies, and victories in the expanding field of criminal psychology. The first volume examines the general theories in the study of criminal psychology. The second volume focuses more specifically on research of criminal behavior and crime types, while the last two volumes delve into criminal justice and forensic applications.

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning, ed. , v.
Critical Theory and Transformative Learning, ed. , v.

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning, ed. , v.

This book examines and contrasts the key concepts related to critical approaches in educational settings. Repressive tolerance, online teaching, and adult education are among the topics discussed.

Cuba, ed. , v.
Cuba, ed. , v.

Cuba, ed. , v.

Presents the major forces that have shaped the country both historically and culturally, offering a close look at themes emblematic to the nation's history. Features articles on works of art and nonfiction, political documents, speeches, testimonies, flashpoint events and places of cultural significance.

Cuba, ed. , v.
Cuba, ed. , v.

Cuba, ed. , v.

Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba.

Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design, ed. , v.
Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design, ed. , v.

Cultivating Diverse Online Classrooms Through Effective Instructional Design, ed. , v.

This book provides emerging information on designing online courses recognizing cultural differences, building effective learning environments and forums, and integrating classroom aesthetics. It highlights the challenges of online education and intercultural learning to maximize student communication, learning, and other culturally diverse classroom tools.

Cults, ed. , v.
Cults, ed. , v.

Cults, ed. , v.

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

Custody and Divorce, ed. , v.
Custody and Divorce, ed. , v.

Custody and Divorce, ed. , v.

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on child custody, child support issues that arise when the parents of a teen divorce.

Cyber Security, ed. , v.
Cyber Security, ed. , v.

Cyber Security, ed. , v.

This book presents a broad study of all key cyber security issues of the highest interest to government and business, as well as their implications.

Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism, ed. , v.
Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism, ed. , v.

Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism, ed. , v.

Reviews problems, issues, and presentations of the newest research in the field of cyber warfare and cyber terrorism. While enormous efficiencies have been gained as a result of computers and telecommunications technologies, use of these systems and networks translates into a major concentration of information resources, creating a vulnerability to a host of attacks and exploitations.

Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.
Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.

Cyber Warfare, ed. , v.

This book provides an up-to-date, accessible guide to the growing threats in cyberspace that affects everyone from private individuals to businesses to national governments.

Cyberbullying and the Critical Importance of Educational Resources for Prevention and Intervention, ed. , v.
Cyberbullying and the Critical Importance of Educational Resources for Prevention and Intervention, ed. , v.

Cyberbullying and the Critical Importance of Educational Resources for Prevention and Intervention, ed. , v.

This book is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of policies and other strategies that identify and prevent online harassment among middle and high school students. Among the strategies discussed are the involvement of school institutions and families in planning continuous and well-structured awareness activities, as well as designing and running effective educational initiatives for intervention.

Cybercrime, ed. , v.
Cybercrime, ed. , v.

Cybercrime, ed. , v.

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

Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention, ed. , v.
Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention, ed. , v.

Cybersecurity Policies and Strategies for Cyberwarfare Prevention, ed. , v.

This work covers the latest legal and defensive measures being implemented to protect individuals, as well as organizations, from cyber threats through examination of online criminal networks and threats in both the public and private spheres.

Daily Life during the Salem Witch Trials, ed. , v.
Daily Life during the Salem Witch Trials, ed. , v.

Daily Life during the Salem Witch Trials, ed. , v.

This work provides a revealing analysis of what it was like to live in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials, creating a distinctive profile of New England Puritans and their culture.

Daily Life of U.S. Soldiers, ed. , v.
Daily Life of U.S. Soldiers, ed. , v.

Daily Life of U.S. Soldiers, ed. , v.

This work explores the lives of average soldiers from the American Revolution through the 21st-century conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including what life was like, whether they were conscripted or volunteered, what they ate, wore, believed, thought, and did for fun, and how they dealt with the rigors of combat and coming home. Includes separate chapters on each major war, with topical sections, selected primary sources, bibliographies, and timelines.

Dark Commerce, ed. , v.
Dark Commerce, ed. , v.

Dark Commerce, ed. , v.

This book examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade—the markets for narcotics and child pornography online, the escalation of sex trafficking through web advertisements, and the sale of endangered species for which revenues total in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Datapedia of the United States, ed. 3, v.
Datapedia of the United States, ed. 3, v.

Datapedia of the United States, ed. 3, v.

A factbook containing data on several hundred indicators of social, economic, political, and cultural developments in United States history. Graphs and other aids summarize significant historical patterns or crucial shifts in key subject areas. Data series cover United States history from 1790 to 2003 and include select data projections through 2050.

Date Rape, ed. , v.
Date Rape, ed. , v.

Date Rape, ed. , v.

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.

Dealing with Highly Anxious People, ed. , v.
Dealing with Highly Anxious People, ed. , v.

Dealing with Highly Anxious People, ed. , v.

This book focuses on four categories of everyday anxious people and explains some effective approaches readers can take when interacting with worriers, complainers, micromanagers, and naggers.

Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette, ed. , v.
Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette, ed. , v.

Dealing with an International Clientele: Communications, Diplomacy and Etiquette, ed. , v.

Designed for information professionals, this book sets out how to provide an effective library service to patrons from different countries and ethnic backgrounds, and covers communications with patrons whose mother tongue is not English, as well as the differences in cultural etiquette.

Death and Dying Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Death and Dying Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Death and Dying Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Offers basic consumer health information about end-of-life perspectives and the medical management of symptoms that can occur as death approaches. It discusses palliative care and describes issues surrounding life support choices, the termination of life-sustaining treatment, and the donation process for organs and tissues. Facts about legal and economic issues at the end of life, funerals and other final arrangements, and grief are also included.

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

Death and Dying, ed. 2008, v.

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.

Death and Dying, ed. 2014, v.
Death and Dying, ed. 2014, v.

Death and Dying, ed. 2014, v.

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.

Death and Dying, ed. 2018, v.
Death and Dying, ed. 2018, v.

Death and Dying, ed. 2018, v.

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.

Debates in Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.
Debates in Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.

Debates in Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.

This volume provides an in-depth introduction to important issues in modern philosophy, presenting key interpretive debates to students, and ranging in coverage from Descartes' Meditations to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

Debt, ed. , v.
Debt, ed. , v.

Debt, ed. , v.

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

Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health, ed. , v.
Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health, ed. , v.

Deconstructing Stigma in Mental Health, ed. , v.

This book provides emerging research on issues related to stigma as a whole including ignorance, prejudice, and discrimination, explains the nature of stigma and its role in mental health and how stigma is perpetuated in society, and explores the historical context of stigma, current issues and resolutions through intersectional collaboration, and the deconstruction of mental health stigmas.

Deep Roots, ed. , v.
Deep Roots, ed. , v.

Deep Roots, ed. , v.

This book describes the lasting effects of slavery in the American South and the connection between historical institutions and contemporary political attitudes. It explains why southerners are more likely to support Republican candidates, gun rights, and the death penalty, and why southern whites harbor more racial resentment than whites in other areas. It shows how social beliefs persist long after the formal policies that created those beliefs have been eradicated.

Dementia, ed. , v.
Dementia, ed. , v.

Dementia, ed. , v.

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

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman, ed. , v.
Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman, ed. , v.

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman, ed. , v.

Provides an in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American poet, Walt Whitman.

Democratic Equality, ed. , v.
Democratic Equality, ed. , v.

Democratic Equality, ed. , v.

This book explains why the US Senate and Electoral College are urgently in need of reform, why proportional representation is not a universal requirement of democracy, how to identify racial vote dilution and gerrymandering in electoral districting, how to respond to threats to democracy posed by wealth inequality, and how judicial review could be more compatible with the democratic ideal.

Demographics of the U.S., ed. 5, v.
Demographics of the U.S., ed. 5, v.

Demographics of the U.S., ed. 5, v.

Details the socioeconomic trends of the 21st century. Includes comprehensive coverage of historical statistics, including single-year data on many topics such as educational attainment, college costs, health status, cigarette smoking, home ownership, household income, earnings, poverty rates, labor force participation, self-employment, living arrangements, marital status, immigration, geographic mobility, and more.

Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.
Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

Dental Care and Oral Health Sourcebook, ed. 6, v.

This book offers updated information about mouth and tooth care guidelines for effective hygiene, nutrition, and decay prevention. Facts about tooth pain, dental fillings, orthodontia, and other endodontic treatments, and dental implants are described. Disorders such as bad breath, temporomandibular joint and muscle (TMJ) disorder, mouth sores, jaw disorders, and health conditions that impact oral health are addressed.

Deporting Immigrants, ed. , v.
Deporting Immigrants, ed. , v.

Deporting Immigrants, ed. , v.

This book discusses both legal and undocumented immigration, and explores the challenges faced by local and federal government officials, by different types of workers, and by the children of green card or visa holders.

Depression Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Depression Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Depression Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Offers basic information about the prevalence, symptoms, and types of depressive mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymia, atypical depression, bipolar disorder, depression during and after pregnancy, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, depression with psychosis, and seasonal affective disorder.

Depression Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.
Depression Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Depression Sourcebook, ed. 5, v.

Offers basic information about the prevalence, symptoms, and types of depressive mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymia, atypical depression, bipolar disorder, depression during and after pregnancy, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, depression with psychosis, and seasonal affective disorder.

Depression, ed. , v.
Depression, ed. , v.

Depression, ed. , v.

This book provides an approachable introduction to the topic of depression, especially as it relates to teens and young adults. The information, guidance, and resources it offers make it a valuable tool for anyone who is personally grappling with depression or has a friend or family member who is.

Developing Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease, ed. , v.
Developing Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease, ed. , v.

Developing Therapeutics for Alzheimer's Disease, ed. , v.

Provides a thorough overview of the latest advances toward the development of therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease, along with the major hurdles that still must be overcome and potential solutions to these problems.

Developmental Challenges and Societal Issues for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, ed. , v.
Developmental Challenges and Societal Issues for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, ed. , v.

Developmental Challenges and Societal Issues for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, ed. , v.

This book examines treatment and rehabilitation options for those who have intellectual disabilities and examines educational, vocational, and psychosocial needs that can improve quality of life for these individuals. It features a range of topics such as comorbidities, epidemiology, and stigma.

Diabetes Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.
Diabetes Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

Diabetes Sourcebook, ed. 7, v.

This book provides basic consumer information about the different types of diabetes and their diagnosis, management, and treatment. It also offers guidelines for recognizing and treating diabetic emergencies.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.
Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

Dictionary of Literary Symbols, ed. , v.
Dictionary of Literary Symbols, ed. , v.

Dictionary of Literary Symbols, ed. , v.

A dictionary of nearly 200 symbols found in literature. Focuses on literary references rather than universal psychological archetypes, myths, or esoterica. Also provides cross-references and quotations. Emphasis on English literature. Entries range from the Bible and classical authors to modern-day writing, taking in American and European literatures.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, ed. , v.
Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, ed. , v.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages, ed. , v.

This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.

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

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

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

Digital Cash, ed. , v.
Digital Cash, ed. , v.

Digital Cash, ed. , v.

This book explores how technological utopians and political radicals created experimental money to bring about their visions of the future: protecting privacy or bringing down governments, preparing for apocalypse or launching a civilization of innovation and abundance that would make its creators immortal.

Digital Libraries: Principles and Practices in a Global Environment, ed. , v.
Digital Libraries: Principles and Practices in a Global Environment, ed. , v.

Digital Libraries: Principles and Practices in a Global Environment, ed. , v.

A concise and easily digestible introduction to a range of international, digital library-related developments for graduate and undergraduate students in Library Science, Information Science or Computer Science (and related) programs around the world, as well as information professionals working in libraries and information units who wish to update their knowledge in this rapidly developing field.

Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy, ed. , v.
Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy, ed. , v.

Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy, ed. , v.

This book examines the latest methods and trends used to engage citizens with the political world through new information and communication technologies. It highlights innovative practices and applications across a variety of areas such as technoethics, civic literacy, virtual reality, and social networking, for use by those interested in the enhancement of citizen engagement in modern democracies.

Dinosaurs , ed. , v.
Dinosaurs , ed. , v.

Dinosaurs , ed. , v.

This book features, from their origins and evolution to their much-debated extinction, the latest on dinosaurs. Coverage includes basic background information distilled from the fossil record as well as more speculative and theoretical material.

Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.
Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. 4, v.

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

Disabilities, ed. , v.
Disabilities, ed. , v.

Disabilities, ed. , v.

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the history of disability rights for children and teens.

Disability Experiences, ed. , v.
Disability Experiences, ed. , v.

Disability Experiences, ed. , v.

This title presents essays on narrative works written by persons with disabilities. The disabilities covered in these works are mostly physical, but psychological/psychiatric conditions, developmental/intellectual impairments, and addiction are also included. A pedagogical piece from the editor discusses various ways the contents can be used in the classroom, and a subject index is also included.

Disability Rights, Benefits, and Support Services Sourcebook, ed. , v.
Disability Rights, Benefits, and Support Services Sourcebook, ed. , v.

Disability Rights, Benefits, and Support Services Sourcebook, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of rights and laws enacted to protect and accommodate people with disabilities and those interested in learning more about disability and the processes required to apply for these benefits, disability compensation benefits for veterans, information on how to find government and local disability programs and services.

Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility, ed. , v.
Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility, ed. , v.

Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility, ed. , v.

Provides the latest scholarly material on emerging methods and trends in disseminating knowledge in higher education, despite traditional hindrances. Features extensive coverage on relevant topics such as higher education policies, electronic resources, and inclusion barriers.

Disability and U.S. Politics, ed. , v.
Disability and U.S. Politics, ed. , v.

Disability and U.S. Politics, ed. , v.

This work explores key topics at the heart of disability policy, such as voting, race, gender, age, health care, social security, transportation, abuse, and the environment. Readers will better understand the challenges that policymakers face in grappling with controversies over issues of social engineering and public policy, often attempting to reconcile majority experience with minority rights.

Disability, Faith, and the Church, ed. , v.
Disability, Faith, and the Church, ed. , v.

Disability, Faith, and the Church, ed. , v.

Including both theoretical discussions and practical information for congregational use or pastoral use, this book explores biblical text, historical and theological issues of disability, and examples of successful ministry by people with disabilities.

Disability, ed. , v.
Disability, ed. , v.

Disability, ed. , v.

This book offers a rare mix of interpretive chapters and primary sources that will be of value to anyone interested in learning about important disability-related issues from the perspective of disabled people themselves.

Disasters and Public Health, ed. 2, v.
Disasters and Public Health, ed. 2, v.

Disasters and Public Health, ed. 2, v.

Examines the critical intersection between emergency management and public health, providing a succinct overview of the actions that may be taken before, during, and after a major public health emergency or disaster, all in an effort to reduce morbidity and mortality.

Disasters, ed. , v.
Disasters, ed. , v.

Disasters, ed. , v.

Examines the issue of disaster relief and natural disasters from a variety of international perspectives.

Discipline and Punishment, ed. , v.
Discipline and Punishment, ed. , v.

Discipline and Punishment, ed. , v.

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on how discipline and punishment at school has evolved.

Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.
Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.

Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.

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

Discrimination against the Mentally Ill, ed. , v.
Discrimination against the Mentally Ill, ed. , v.

Discrimination against the Mentally Ill, ed. , v.

Examines how persons with mental illness have been treated across time, exploring the impact of various forms of discrimination and how other contemporary issues relate to mental illness, including diversity, homelessness, veteran affairs, and criminal justice.

Discrimination and Diversity, ed. , v.
Discrimination and Diversity, ed. , v.