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Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 48

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.

Advertising & Marketing, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the advertising and marketing industry such as Advertising account executives, Advertising and Marketing managers, Art directors, Models, Photo stylists, and more.

Agriculture, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the agricultural industry such as Beekeepers, Farmers, Food Technologists, Range Managers, and more.

American Civil War Reference Library

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

American Decades

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

American Decades

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America

Provides a photographic reference that covers more than 390 species of birds that breed or are regularly seen in the eastern region of North America, and includes information on behavior, nesting, and habitat.

American Revolution Reference Library

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

Amphibian, Rev. ed.

Examines the natural history of these creatures from frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders to the rare caecilians.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

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

Animal Care, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the animal care field such as Animal Breeders and Technicians, Animal Caretakers, Animal Handlers, Farmers, Park Rangers, Pet Sitters, Veterinarians, and more.

Animal Life

Examines animals such as sea animals, spiders, and mammals featuring their behavior, homes, and care of offspring and eggs.

Animal Life

Presents a comprehensive look at all groups of the animal kingdom, examining such aspects of their behavior as hunting and feeding, defense, sex and reproduction, birth and development, communication, and intelligence.

Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of animals.

Animals Alive

Explains biodiversity, discusses the role animals play in ecosystems, describes the threats affecting the lives of animals, and profiles various animals, including jaguars, black rhinoceros, and bluefin tuna.

Animals Up Close

Features close-up images of animals from insects to reptiles to mammals to birds, revealing the colors, textures, and structures of each animal.

Animals and me

Examines a specific area of the human body, such as our eyes, our nose, our skin, and explains what it's for, and then compares it with the body parts of other animals.

Animation

Profiles jobs in the field of animation such as animators, business managers, directors, editors, producers, and scriptwriters.

Archaeology

Profiles jobs in archaeology such as anthropologists, historians, anthropology/archaeology college professors, field technicians and supervisors, and museum curators.

Architecture and Building

Profiles jobs in the architecture and building industry such as Architects, Civil engineers, College professors, Drafters, Environmental engineers, and more.

Armed Forces

Profiles jobs in the armed forces industry such as Aviation occupations, Combat specialty occupations, Construction, building, and extraction occupations, Military pilots, Health care occupations, and more.

Art, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the art industry such as Antiques and art dealers, Costume designers, Creative arts therapists, Education directors and museum teachers, Fashion designers and illustrators, Photographers, and more.

Ask Me Everything

Provides lists and quips, stats and quotes, to keep readers of all ages asking questions for hours.

Ask a Bug

Presents in question-and-answer format information and trivia about insects, including if all bees make honey, why spiders don't stick to their webs, and the best insect disguises.

Ask a Dinosaur

Presents, in question-and-answer format, information and trivia about dinosaurs, including which dinosaurs were the deadliest, how well dinosaurs could swim, and if they can be brought back to life.

Atlas A-Z, ed. 4

Provides more than 6,500 cross-referenced geographical names and sixty clearly labeled maps, incorporating up-to-date information on nearly two hundred nations.

Automotives

Profiles jobs in the automotive industry such as Automobile collision repairers, Automobile detailers, Automobile service technicians, Diesel mechanics, Inspectors, Test drivers, and more.

Aviation, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in aviation such as aeronautical and aerospace technicians, aerospace engineers, aircraft mechanics, customs officials, military pilots, flight Instructors, and travel agents.

Baby Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of baby animals.

Baseball, Rev. ed.

Covers the history, techniques, and interesting facts of baseball.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

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.

Big Cats

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Bird, Rev. ed.

Covers the world of birds, examining such topics as body construction, feathers and flight, the adaptation of beaks and feet, feeding habits, courtship, nests and eggs, and bird watching.

Birds

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Boat

Provides a guide to the origins, principles, and historical study of boats.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2

Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

Broadcasting, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the broadcasting industry such as Actors, Animators, Camera operators, Disc jockeys, Lighting technicians, Production assistants, and more.

Bugs

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Business Managers, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the business industry such as Business managers, Chief information officers, Financial institution officers and managers, Retail managers, and more.

Business Plans Handbook, 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, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the business industry such as accountants and auditors, event planners, internet executives, office administrators, and stock clerks.

Butterfly & Moth

Explores the behavior and life cycles of butterflies and moths, examining mating rituals, camouflage, habitat, and growth from pupa to larva to adult.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

Chemistry

Profiles jobs in Chemistry such as Biochemists, Chemical engineers, Environmental technicians, Food technologists, Toxicologists, and more.

Child Care

Profiles jobs in Child Care such as Child life specialists, Children's librarians, Guidance counselors, Nannies, Teacher aides, and more

Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

Covers entries ranging from Abolitionist Movement to Zoos.

Children's World Atlas, Rev. ed.

Provides facts, maps, satellite images, and local stories, taking the reader on the ultimate round the world journey from Bolivia's bustling markets to carnival time in Venice.

Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in clerical occupations such as billing clerks, hotel desk clerks, legal secretaries, office clerks, receptionists, and typists.

Climate Change

Examines the impact of global warming on the planet, and what can be done to combat climate change.

Coaches & Fitness Professionals, ed. 2

Profiles careers as coaches and fitness professionals such as Aerobics instructors, College sports coaches, Dietitians and nutritionists, Exercise physiologists, Fitness directors, and more.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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.

Computer and Video Game Design, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in computer and video game design such as Advertising workers, Art directors, Artists and animators, Computer and video game designers, Computer programmers, and more.

Construction, ed. 4

Profiles jobs in Construction such as Architects, Bricklayers, Cement masons, Construction inspectors, Roofers, and more.

Construction, ed. 5

Profiles jobs in the construction industry such as architects, cement masons, drafters, electricians, landscape architects, and roofers.

Cosmetology, ed. 4

Profiles jobs in Cosmetology such as Aromatherapists, Barbers, Color analysts and image consultants, Dermatologists, Spa attendants, and more.

Cowboy, Rev. ed.

Traces the history and lore of cowboys from around the world.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

DK Guide to Mammals

Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

DK Guide to Weather

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

DK Guide to the Human Body

Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

Dangerous Dinosaurs Q&A

Examines facts about dinosaurs including why some plant-eating dinosaurs grew so large, how dinosaurs used teeth, claws, spikes, and tail clubs in their fight for survival, and why the dinosaurs died out and what happened afterwards.

Desert

Examines the forces that form deserts and discusses the animals and people that inhabit them.

Design, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in design such as architects, computer and video game designers, drafters, florists, makeup artists, photo stylists, and toy and game designers.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

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.

Dinosaur

Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.

Dinosaur's Day

Covers the day a gentle Triceratops has when he forgets to stay with the herd and has to use his sharp horns to fight a Tyrannosaurus.

Dinosaurs

Features brightly colored pictures and simple text to introduce toddlers to different kinds of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs

Presents an illustrated look at dinosaurs, as well as prehistoric life forms that preceded them, life forms that arose after their demise, and the fossils that allow us to know about them.

Dinosaurs Eye to Eye

Find out where dinosaurs lived, and explore their habitats. Take a too-close-for-comfort look at bone-crushing jaws and muscle-ripping claws. Includes notes about how we mammals evolved from dinosaurs. Tells the reader about new evidence that dinosaurs were warm blooded and evolved to have feathers.

Discoveries in Modern Science

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

Dog, Rev. ed.

Covers the evolutionary history of the entire dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds, highlighting the many ways in which they have helped people throughout history.

Eagle & Birds of Prey

Describes the anatomy, hunting techniques, mating, nesting, and eating habits of birds of prey, as well as their techniques for stalking, catching and killing their quarry.

Earth

Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

Earth Science, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in Earth Science such as Botanists, Ecologists, Marine biologists, Meteorologists, Science writers, and more.

Ecology, Rev. ed.

Provides information about ecology in general, specific ecosystems, and our changing understanding of life around us.

Education, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in education such as Adult and vocational education teachers, Career and employment counselors and technicians, College professors, Education directors and museum teachers, Elementary school teachers, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, Park rangers, and more.

Electronics

Profiles jobs in the electronics industry such as Avionics engineers, Cost estimators, Electricians, Inspectors, Quality assurance testers, and more.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Focuses on English-language comics, plus a small selection of influential Japanese and European works, with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 4

Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

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

Endangered Animals

Provides an introduction to various animal species that are threatened with extinction, including polar bears, sea turtles, river dolphins, jaguars, gibbons, and others; and discusses ways to help them survive.

Energy Production and Alternative Energy

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on energy production and alternative energy.

Energy for the 21st Century, ed. 2

Examines the role of the principal sources of energy, both in the aggregate and by specific types (biomass, coal, oil, natural gas, hydro and nuclear power, and sustainable sources), for a balanced view of energy.

Engineering, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in Engineering such as Aerospace engineers, Biomedical engineers, Chemical engineers, Nuclear engineers, Software engineers, and more.

Entrepreneurs, ed. 3

Profiles jobs for career-driven readers interested in managing their own business such as Antiques and art dealers, Bed and breakfast owners, Florists, Franchise owners, Pet Sitters, and more.

Environment, ed. 4

Profiles jobs in the environment such as air quality engineers, fish and game wardens, geologists, park rangers, and soil scientists.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

Environmental Pollution and Health

Focuses on how pollution impacts both human health as well as environmental health. Discusses the types of pollution, increased awareness of pollution and the negative consequences, and how laws and treaties are being used to curb pollution.

Everything on Earth

Explore our planet, and its wildlife, from the largest to the smallest animals on earth. Experience the most extreme weather, visit the deepest oceans, and witness the power of volcanoes and other spectacular displays of nature.

Explorer

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Farm

Introduces toddlers to different things one can find on a farm.

Farm

Covers the different aspects of farming through the ages including the equipment, domestic animals, crops, and the future of farming.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2

Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.

Fashion, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in Fashion such as Apparel industry workers, Fashion coordinators, Fashion designers, Fashion photographers, Models, Tailors and dressmakers, and more.

Film

Profiles jobs in Film such as Actors, Animators, Camera Operators, Film Writers, Screenwriters, Stunt Performers, and more.

Financial Services, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in Financial Services such as Accountants and Auditors, Actuaries, Bank Examiners, Financial Analysts, Financial Planners, Insurance Underwriters, and more.

Fire Fighter!

Describes a day in the life of a fire fighter.

First Garden Activity Book

Teaches young gardeners how to growing plants and includes projects to enjoy with easy-to-follow ideas.

Flag

Covers flags from countries all over the world, including special flags such as signal flags for ships and boats, flags for special festivals and sports, political flags and coats of arms.

Food

Covers many topics involving food including healthy eating, food and culture, food allergies, and cooking, among others.

Food, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the Food industry such as Bakery workers, Canning and preserving industry workers, Cooks and chefs, Dietitians and nutritionists, Personal chefs, and more.

Forensics

Profiles jobs in forensics such as computer forensics specialists, crime scene investigators, fire investigators, forensic botanists, and forensic toxicologists.

Forest

Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

Fossil, Rev. ed.

Introduces fossilized shells, bones, skulls, teeth, and plants to young readers and explains what they tell us about earlier eras.

Free at Last

Features a biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences.

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2

Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

Geriatric Care, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in geriatric care such as adult day care coordinators, elder law attorneys, geriatric nurses, hospice workers, and nursing home administrators.

Gorilla, Monkey & Ape

Covers details about the behavior, family life, and intelligence of gorillas and other primates.

Government, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in government such as Ambassadors, Congressional aides, Customs officials, FBI agents, Mail carriers, and more.

Graphic Novels and Comic Books

The articles collected in this volume provide an overview of this wildly diverse, increasingly popular, and widely accepted form of literature including comics, graphic novels, and sequential art forms.

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

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

Green Energy

Provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green-energy economy.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Heroes & Superheroes

Provides in-depth insight into over 130 of the most popular and studied graphic novels with a focus on the hero/superhero genre.

History, Theme, and Technique

This book offers in-depth insight to over 65 themes and topics related to graphic novels. It provides insight into various aspects of the industry, from craftsmanship such as lettering, inking, and illustration styles, to the production and distribution of graphic novels and the significance and history of comic book conventions.

Horse

Features all kinds of facts about horses, including why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and more.

Human Body

Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.

Human Body

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

Hurricane & Tornado, Rev. ed.

Explores various types of extreme weather including tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, and hailstorms, among others.

Independents and Underground Classics

Contains 215 essays covering graphic novels and core comics series, focusing on the independents and underground genre. Provides in-depth insight for over 215 of the most popular and studied graphic novels.

Insect, Rev. ed.

Features the busy world of insects. Discover their structure, history, and fascinating variety.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Invention, Rev. ed.

Explores such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.

Landscaping and Horticulture

Profiles jobs in landscaping and horticulture such as Arborists, Beekeepers, Enologists, Farm crop production technicians, Horticulturists, Nursery owners and managers, and more.

Law, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in law such as Bail bondsmen, Bailiffs, Bank examiners, Bounty hunters, Corrections officers, Elder law attorneys, Forensic experts, Lawyers, and more.

Learning About the Holocaust

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

Library & Information Science

Profiles jobs in library and information science such as Acquisition Librarians, Archivists, Book Conservators, Children's Librarians, Library Assistants, and more.

Mammal, Rev. ed.

Examines the world of mammals, depicting their development, feeding habits, courtship rituals, protective behavior, and physical adaptation to their various ways of life.

Mammals

Presents an overview of mammals, including their history, various kinds, physical characteristics, behavior, and endangered and extinct species.

Manga

Provides insight for over 55 of the most popular and studied manga graphic novels. The manga tradition includes josei manga, which targets a mature female audience, shoujo-ai manga, which focuses on the spiritual, sexual, or emotional aspects of relationships, shonen-ai, manga created by female authors that focuses on homoerotic or homoromantic male relationships, and kodomo manga, created exclusively for a young audience.

Manufacturing & Distribution USA, ed. 8

Presents statistics on numerous NAICS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Compiled from the most recent government publications. Covers input-output data by industrial sector when available as well as classifications of leading public and private corporations in each industry.

Manufacturing, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in manufacturing such as Aerospace engineers, Cost estimators, Industrial designers, Industrial engineers, and more.

Mathematics and Physics, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in mathematics and physics such as Accountants and auditors, Actuaries, Architects, Astronomers, Engineers, Mathematicians, Tax preparers, and more.

Mechanics, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the mechanics industry such as Aircraft mechanics, Appliance service technicians, Bicycle mechanics, Diesel mechanics, Elevator installers and repairers, and more.

Medical Technicians and Technologists, ed. 5

Profiles jobs as medical technicians and technologists such as Biomedical equipment technicians, Dietetic technicians, Medical laboratory technicians, Radiologic technologists, and more.

Music, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the music industry such as Audio recording engineers, Computer and video game sound workers, Disc jockeys, Music producers, Music teachers, Singers, and more.

My First Animals

Presents pictures and questions to encourage children to think and talk about animals around the world.

My First Colors

Presents the perfect first colors book for parent and toddlers to share.

My First Farm

Presents the perfect busy-farm book for parents and toddlers to share.

Natural Disasters

Covers the power of hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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

Newspapers

Profiles jobs in the newspaper industry such as Art directors, Columnists, Foreign correspondents, Photo editors, Reporters, and more.

Nonprofit Organizations

Profiles jobs in nonprofit organizations such as Alcohol and drug abuse counselors, Career and employment counselors and technicians, Directors of volunteers, Grant coordinators and writers, HIV/AIDS counselors and case managers, and more.

North American Indian, Rev. ed.

Covers the customs and traditions of many North American Indians including those of the Great Plains, Southwest, Great Lakes region, and the far North.

Ocean

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Oceanography

Profiles jobs in oceanography such as aquarists, biological oceanographers, divers and diving technicians, geological oceanographers, and ocean engineers.

One Million Things

Featuring photographs that illustrate and educate, this visual encyclopedia is packed with images that bring more than one million things to light.

Performing Arts, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in performing arts such as Actors, Circus performers, Comedians, Disc Jockeys, Magicians, Singers, Songwriters, and more.

Personal Services, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in personal services such as Bodyguards, Color analysts and image consultants, Dry cleaning and laundry workers, Household workers, Nannies, Pet sitters, and more.

Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia

Comprehensive resource containing more than 3000 articles on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. Includes special features on each of the constellations and tables listing brightest stars, nearest stars, Messier objects, Caldwell objects, and surface features of the Moon and terrestrial planets. Written by more than 100 leading astronomers from the world's universities and observatories.

Photography, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in photography such as Camera operators, Exhibit designers, Film and television editors, Photo stylists, Sports photographers, and more.

Physicians, ed. 3

Profiles jobs as physicians in medicine such as anesthesiologists, cardiologists, ear, nose, and throat specialists, neurologists, pediatricians, and surgeons.

Piratepedia

Covers the pirate world of the past, featuring high-sea rogues, their vessels, hideouts, cunning adventures, and gnarly ends by combining facts and classic fiction.

Plant, Rev. ed.

Provides information about the complexities of the plant kingdom, covering non-flowering as well as flowering plants and revealing their structures, natural history, and importance in human life.

Politics

Profiles jobs in politics such as Ambassadors, Campaign Workers, City Managers, Congressional Aides, Federal and State Officials, Foreign Service Officers, Political Speechwriters, and more.

Pond & River, Rev. ed.

Presents information about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water.

Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism

Examines the critical reception of pop art in America during the 1960s. Comparing the ideas of a group of New York-based critics, the author demonstrates how their ideas bear a striking similarity to the body of thought and opinion that is now associated with deconstructive post-modernism.

Public Relations

Profiles jobs in public relations such as Copywriters, Demographers, Event planners, Media planners and buyers, Publicists, and more.

Public Safety, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in public safety such as Airport security personnel, Bodyguards, Border patrol officers, Crime analysts, Detectives, Firefighters, Police officers, and more.

Publishing, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the publishing industry such as Art directors, Bindery workers, Columnists, Editors, Indexers, Reporters, Writers, and more.

Rain Forest

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Real Estate

Profiles jobs in the real estate industry such as Architects, Assessors and appraisers, Inspectors, Property and real estate managers, Real estate agents and brokers, and Title searchers and examiners.

Reptile

Covers the many different kinds of reptiles, their similarities and differences, habitats, and behavior.

Reptiles

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Retail, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the retail industry such as Buyers, Cashiers, Florists, Pet shop workers, Supermarket workers, and more.

Rivers and Lakes

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Rock & Mineral

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

Sales

Profiles jobs in the sales industry such as Advertising account executives, Antiques and art dealers, Auctioneers, Commodities brokers, Counter and rental clerks, Financial services brokers, Insurance agents and brokers, and more.

Science

Introduces the key aspects of science, covering all the crucial topics from atoms and evolution to explosive chemical reactions.

Seashore, Rev. ed.

Features the animal inhabitants of the seashore, including fish, crustaceans, snails, and shorebirds.

Shell

Examines the different types of shells, including seashells, eggshells, and fossil shells, focusing on such aspects as how shells camouflage themselves and how they may be collected.

Shipwreck, Rev. ed.

Explores shipwrecks throughout history and the artifacts and treasure that they have left undersea.

Skeleton, Rev. ed.

Covers the evolution, structure and function of the human and animal skeletal systems.

Soccer, Rev. ed.

Examines all aspects of the game of soccer, including its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, and competitive play.

Social Work, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in social work such as adult day care coordinators, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, career and employment counselors and technicians, hospice workers, and social workers.

Space

Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

Space Sciences, ed. 2

From the history of space exploration to the future of "space business", this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

Sports, ed. 4

Profiles jobs in sports such as Golf course superintendents, Groundsmanagers and groundskeepers, Jockeys, Professional athletes, Sports broadcasters and announcers, and more.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

Includes more than 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

Technicians, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in a broad range of environments, including factories, businesses, science labs, hospitals, and clinics. Job profiles include automobile service technicians, chemical technicians, laser technicians, robotics technicians, and welding technicians.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 4

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

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

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

The Manhattan Project

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the background to the Manhattan Project; how the project development took form, the people involved in building the atom bomb, and how it led to the end of World War II.

The New Children's Encyclopedia

Features an easy-to-use, richly photographed encyclopedia to help put the wider world in context in a format that's great for visual learners and ESL students.

The Story Behind the Song

Offers a guide to historically significant songs that helped chronicle the twentieth century. Explains the story behind each song's creation and how it reflected political, economic, and social events of the time.

Therapists, ed. 2

Profiles jobs as therapists such as Aromatherapists, Art therapists, Grief therapists, Horticultural therapists, Hypnotherapists, Massage therapists, and more.

Transportation, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in transportation such as Air traffic controllers, Airplane dispatchers, Civil engineers, Customs officials, Industrial traffic managers, and more.

Travel & Hospitality, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in travel and hospitality such as Baggage porters and bellhops, Bed and breakfast owners, Hotel concierges, Interpreters and translators, Ski resort workers, and Travel agents.

Tree, Rev. ed.

Covers many kinds of trees from coniferous to tropical. Includes topics such as the lifecycle of a tree, the many parts of a tree, and identifying trees.

UXL American Decades

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

UXL American Decades

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.

UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, ed. 3

Provides detailed studies of tribes from all over the United States and Canada, including small tribes and some that no longer exist. Gives detailed yet accessible information on history, religion, art, government, economy, daily life and current social and political issues.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

This alphabetically organized ten-volume set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. This edition features 204 new entries and 594 updated entries.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

Universe, Rev. ed.

Provides a comprehensive look at the universe with a unique integration of words and pictures. Topics covered include, black holes, galaxies, the solar system, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, stars, and quasars.

Volcano

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Voyage

Covers all there is to know about the oceans.

Weather

Explores many aspects of weather and how it affects people's lives.

Weather, Rev. ed.

A guide to the forces and displays of nature. Covers topics such as weather prediction, thunder and lightning, rainbows, snow and extreme weather.

Whales & Dolphins

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.

What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?

In this book, readers will learn about the importance of the Earth's natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources.

What Is Weather?

This book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena--including clouds, rain, snow, and fog--and examines their relationship to each other to explain how weather works. Scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme.

What Is a Landform?

In this book, readers learn about the variety of land formations found around the world--including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. Key information is highlighted in captions, text boxes, and a glossary, which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.

What Is a Life Cycle?

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives.

What Is the Structure of a Plant?

This book explains features common to all plants’ anatomy and their purpose in each plant’s growth, how various types of plants absorb water, light, and nutrients to grow, and how distinct species have adapted for survival in their surroundings.

World War II Reference Library

Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

Writing, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in writing such as Columnists, Comic book writers and editors, Editors, Food writers, Interpreters and translators, Medical transcriptionists, and more.

General Reference

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 48

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.

Ask Me Everything

Provides lists and quips, stats and quotes, to keep readers of all ages asking questions for hours.

Atlas A-Z, ed. 4

Provides more than 6,500 cross-referenced geographical names and sixty clearly labeled maps, incorporating up-to-date information on nearly two hundred nations.

Baseball, Rev. ed.

Covers the history, techniques, and interesting facts of baseball.

Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia

Covers entries ranging from Abolitionist Movement to Zoos.

Children's World Atlas, Rev. ed.

Provides facts, maps, satellite images, and local stories, taking the reader on the ultimate round the world journey from Bolivia's bustling markets to carnival time in Venice.

Dinosaur's Day

Covers the day a gentle Triceratops has when he forgets to stay with the herd and has to use his sharp horns to fight a Tyrannosaurus.

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Focuses on English-language comics, plus a small selection of influential Japanese and European works, with special emphasis on the new graphic novel format that emerged in the 1970s.

Everything on Earth

Explore our planet, and its wildlife, from the largest to the smallest animals on earth. Experience the most extreme weather, visit the deepest oceans, and witness the power of volcanoes and other spectacular displays of nature.

First Garden Activity Book

Teaches young gardeners how to growing plants and includes projects to enjoy with easy-to-follow ideas.

Food

Covers many topics involving food including healthy eating, food and culture, food allergies, and cooking, among others.

My First Animals

Presents pictures and questions to encourage children to think and talk about animals around the world.

My First Colors

Presents the perfect first colors book for parent and toddlers to share.

My First Farm

Presents the perfect busy-farm book for parents and toddlers to share.

One Million Things

Featuring photographs that illustrate and educate, this visual encyclopedia is packed with images that bring more than one million things to light.

Soccer, Rev. ed.

Examines all aspects of the game of soccer, including its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, and competitive play.

The New Children's Encyclopedia

Features an easy-to-use, richly photographed encyclopedia to help put the wider world in context in a format that's great for visual learners and ESL students.

Education

Advertising & Marketing, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the advertising and marketing industry such as Advertising account executives, Advertising and Marketing managers, Art directors, Models, Photo stylists, and more.

Agriculture, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the agricultural industry such as Beekeepers, Farmers, Food Technologists, Range Managers, and more.

Animal Care, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the animal care field such as Animal Breeders and Technicians, Animal Caretakers, Animal Handlers, Farmers, Park Rangers, Pet Sitters, Veterinarians, and more.

Animation

Profiles jobs in the field of animation such as animators, business managers, directors, editors, producers, and scriptwriters.

Archaeology

Profiles jobs in archaeology such as anthropologists, historians, anthropology/archaeology college professors, field technicians and supervisors, and museum curators.

Architecture and Building

Profiles jobs in the architecture and building industry such as Architects, Civil engineers, College professors, Drafters, Environmental engineers, and more.

Armed Forces

Profiles jobs in the armed forces industry such as Aviation occupations, Combat specialty occupations, Construction, building, and extraction occupations, Military pilots, Health care occupations, and more.

Art, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the art industry such as Antiques and art dealers, Costume designers, Creative arts therapists, Education directors and museum teachers, Fashion designers and illustrators, Photographers, and more.

Automotives

Profiles jobs in the automotive industry such as Automobile collision repairers, Automobile detailers, Automobile service technicians, Diesel mechanics, Inspectors, Test drivers, and more.

Aviation, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in aviation such as aeronautical and aerospace technicians, aerospace engineers, aircraft mechanics, customs officials, military pilots, flight Instructors, and travel agents.

Broadcasting, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the broadcasting industry such as Actors, Animators, Camera operators, Disc jockeys, Lighting technicians, Production assistants, and more.

Business Managers, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the business industry such as Business managers, Chief information officers, Financial institution officers and managers, Retail managers, and more.

Business, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the business industry such as accountants and auditors, event planners, internet executives, office administrators, and stock clerks.

Chemistry

Profiles jobs in Chemistry such as Biochemists, Chemical engineers, Environmental technicians, Food technologists, Toxicologists, and more.

Child Care

Profiles jobs in Child Care such as Child life specialists, Children's librarians, Guidance counselors, Nannies, Teacher aides, and more

Clerks and Administrative Workers, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in clerical occupations such as billing clerks, hotel desk clerks, legal secretaries, office clerks, receptionists, and typists.

Coaches & Fitness Professionals, ed. 2

Profiles careers as coaches and fitness professionals such as Aerobics instructors, College sports coaches, Dietitians and nutritionists, Exercise physiologists, Fitness directors, and more.

Computer and Video Game Design, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in computer and video game design such as Advertising workers, Art directors, Artists and animators, Computer and video game designers, Computer programmers, and more.

Construction, ed. 4

Profiles jobs in Construction such as Architects, Bricklayers, Cement masons, Construction inspectors, Roofers, and more.

Construction, ed. 5

Profiles jobs in the construction industry such as architects, cement masons, drafters, electricians, landscape architects, and roofers.

Cosmetology, ed. 4

Profiles jobs in Cosmetology such as Aromatherapists, Barbers, Color analysts and image consultants, Dermatologists, Spa attendants, and more.

Design, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in design such as architects, computer and video game designers, drafters, florists, makeup artists, photo stylists, and toy and game designers.

Earth Science, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in Earth Science such as Botanists, Ecologists, Marine biologists, Meteorologists, Science writers, and more.

Education, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in education such as Adult and vocational education teachers, Career and employment counselors and technicians, College professors, Education directors and museum teachers, Elementary school teachers, English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, Park rangers, and more.

Electronics

Profiles jobs in the electronics industry such as Avionics engineers, Cost estimators, Electricians, Inspectors, Quality assurance testers, and more.

Engineering, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in Engineering such as Aerospace engineers, Biomedical engineers, Chemical engineers, Nuclear engineers, Software engineers, and more.

Entrepreneurs, ed. 3

Profiles jobs for career-driven readers interested in managing their own business such as Antiques and art dealers, Bed and breakfast owners, Florists, Franchise owners, Pet Sitters, and more.

Environment, ed. 4

Profiles jobs in the environment such as air quality engineers, fish and game wardens, geologists, park rangers, and soil scientists.

Fashion, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in Fashion such as Apparel industry workers, Fashion coordinators, Fashion designers, Fashion photographers, Models, Tailors and dressmakers, and more.

Film

Profiles jobs in Film such as Actors, Animators, Camera Operators, Film Writers, Screenwriters, Stunt Performers, and more.

Financial Services, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in Financial Services such as Accountants and Auditors, Actuaries, Bank Examiners, Financial Analysts, Financial Planners, Insurance Underwriters, and more.

Food, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the Food industry such as Bakery workers, Canning and preserving industry workers, Cooks and chefs, Dietitians and nutritionists, Personal chefs, and more.

Forensics

Profiles jobs in forensics such as computer forensics specialists, crime scene investigators, fire investigators, forensic botanists, and forensic toxicologists.

Geriatric Care, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in geriatric care such as adult day care coordinators, elder law attorneys, geriatric nurses, hospice workers, and nursing home administrators.

Government, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in government such as Ambassadors, Congressional aides, Customs officials, FBI agents, Mail carriers, and more.

Landscaping and Horticulture

Profiles jobs in landscaping and horticulture such as Arborists, Beekeepers, Enologists, Farm crop production technicians, Horticulturists, Nursery owners and managers, and more.

Law, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in law such as Bail bondsmen, Bailiffs, Bank examiners, Bounty hunters, Corrections officers, Elder law attorneys, Forensic experts, Lawyers, and more.

Library & Information Science

Profiles jobs in library and information science such as Acquisition Librarians, Archivists, Book Conservators, Children's Librarians, Library Assistants, and more.

Manufacturing, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in manufacturing such as Aerospace engineers, Cost estimators, Industrial designers, Industrial engineers, and more.

Mathematics and Physics, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in mathematics and physics such as Accountants and auditors, Actuaries, Architects, Astronomers, Engineers, Mathematicians, Tax preparers, and more.

Mechanics, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the mechanics industry such as Aircraft mechanics, Appliance service technicians, Bicycle mechanics, Diesel mechanics, Elevator installers and repairers, and more.

Medical Technicians and Technologists, ed. 5

Profiles jobs as medical technicians and technologists such as Biomedical equipment technicians, Dietetic technicians, Medical laboratory technicians, Radiologic technologists, and more.

Music, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in the music industry such as Audio recording engineers, Computer and video game sound workers, Disc jockeys, Music producers, Music teachers, Singers, and more.

Newspapers

Profiles jobs in the newspaper industry such as Art directors, Columnists, Foreign correspondents, Photo editors, Reporters, and more.

Nonprofit Organizations

Profiles jobs in nonprofit organizations such as Alcohol and drug abuse counselors, Career and employment counselors and technicians, Directors of volunteers, Grant coordinators and writers, HIV/AIDS counselors and case managers, and more.

Oceanography

Profiles jobs in oceanography such as aquarists, biological oceanographers, divers and diving technicians, geological oceanographers, and ocean engineers.

Performing Arts, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in performing arts such as Actors, Circus performers, Comedians, Disc Jockeys, Magicians, Singers, Songwriters, and more.

Personal Services, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in personal services such as Bodyguards, Color analysts and image consultants, Dry cleaning and laundry workers, Household workers, Nannies, Pet sitters, and more.

Photography, ed. 2

Profiles jobs in photography such as Camera operators, Exhibit designers, Film and television editors, Photo stylists, Sports photographers, and more.

Physicians, ed. 3

Profiles jobs as physicians in medicine such as anesthesiologists, cardiologists, ear, nose, and throat specialists, neurologists, pediatricians, and surgeons.

Politics

Profiles jobs in politics such as Ambassadors, Campaign Workers, City Managers, Congressional Aides, Federal and State Officials, Foreign Service Officers, Political Speechwriters, and more.

Public Relations

Profiles jobs in public relations such as Copywriters, Demographers, Event planners, Media planners and buyers, Publicists, and more.

Public Safety, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in public safety such as Airport security personnel, Bodyguards, Border patrol officers, Crime analysts, Detectives, Firefighters, Police officers, and more.

Publishing, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the publishing industry such as Art directors, Bindery workers, Columnists, Editors, Indexers, Reporters, Writers, and more.

Real Estate

Profiles jobs in the real estate industry such as Architects, Assessors and appraisers, Inspectors, Property and real estate managers, Real estate agents and brokers, and Title searchers and examiners.

Retail, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in the retail industry such as Buyers, Cashiers, Florists, Pet shop workers, Supermarket workers, and more.

Sales

Profiles jobs in the sales industry such as Advertising account executives, Antiques and art dealers, Auctioneers, Commodities brokers, Counter and rental clerks, Financial services brokers, Insurance agents and brokers, and more.

Social Work, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in social work such as adult day care coordinators, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, career and employment counselors and technicians, hospice workers, and social workers.

Sports, ed. 4

Profiles jobs in sports such as Golf course superintendents, Groundsmanagers and groundskeepers, Jockeys, Professional athletes, Sports broadcasters and announcers, and more.

Technicians, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in a broad range of environments, including factories, businesses, science labs, hospitals, and clinics. Job profiles include automobile service technicians, chemical technicians, laser technicians, robotics technicians, and welding technicians.

Therapists, ed. 2

Profiles jobs as therapists such as Aromatherapists, Art therapists, Grief therapists, Horticultural therapists, Hypnotherapists, Massage therapists, and more.

Transportation, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in transportation such as Air traffic controllers, Airplane dispatchers, Civil engineers, Customs officials, Industrial traffic managers, and more.

Travel & Hospitality, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in travel and hospitality such as Baggage porters and bellhops, Bed and breakfast owners, Hotel concierges, Interpreters and translators, Ski resort workers, and Travel agents.

Writing, ed. 3

Profiles jobs in writing such as Columnists, Comic book writers and editors, Editors, Food writers, Interpreters and translators, Medical transcriptionists, and more.

History

American Civil War Reference Library

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

American Decades

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

American Decades

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

American Revolution Reference Library

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

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

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

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, ed. 2

Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.

Cowboy, Rev. ed.

Traces the history and lore of cowboys from around the world.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

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.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

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

Explorer

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2

Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2

Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

Great Depression and the New Deal Reference Library

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

Learning About the Holocaust

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

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas

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

Piratepedia

Covers the pirate world of the past, featuring high-sea rogues, their vessels, hideouts, cunning adventures, and gnarly ends by combining facts and classic fiction.

Shipwreck, Rev. ed.

Explores shipwrecks throughout history and the artifacts and treasure that they have left undersea.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

Includes more than 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

The Manhattan Project

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the background to the Manhattan Project; how the project development took form, the people involved in building the atom bomb, and how it led to the end of World War II.

UXL American Decades

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

UXL American Decades

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.

World War II Reference Library

Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

Science

American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America

Provides a photographic reference that covers more than 390 species of birds that breed or are regularly seen in the eastern region of North America, and includes information on behavior, nesting, and habitat.

Animal Life

Examines animals such as sea animals, spiders, and mammals featuring their behavior, homes, and care of offspring and eggs.

Animal Life

Presents a comprehensive look at all groups of the animal kingdom, examining such aspects of their behavior as hunting and feeding, defense, sex and reproduction, birth and development, communication, and intelligence.

Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of animals.

Animals Alive

Explains biodiversity, discusses the role animals play in ecosystems, describes the threats affecting the lives of animals, and profiles various animals, including jaguars, black rhinoceros, and bluefin tuna.

Animals Up Close

Features close-up images of animals from insects to reptiles to mammals to birds, revealing the colors, textures, and structures of each animal.

Animals and me

Examines a specific area of the human body, such as our eyes, our nose, our skin, and explains what it's for, and then compares it with the body parts of other animals.

Ask a Dinosaur

Presents, in question-and-answer format, information and trivia about dinosaurs, including which dinosaurs were the deadliest, how well dinosaurs could swim, and if they can be brought back to life.

Baby Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of baby animals.

Big Cats

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Birds

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Bugs

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.

DK Guide to the Human Body

Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.

Dangerous Dinosaurs Q&A

Examines facts about dinosaurs including why some plant-eating dinosaurs grew so large, how dinosaurs used teeth, claws, spikes, and tail clubs in their fight for survival, and why the dinosaurs died out and what happened afterwards.

Dinosaur

Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.

Dinosaurs

Features brightly colored pictures and simple text to introduce toddlers to different kinds of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs

Presents an illustrated look at dinosaurs, as well as prehistoric life forms that preceded them, life forms that arose after their demise, and the fossils that allow us to know about them.

Dinosaurs Eye to Eye

Find out where dinosaurs lived, and explore their habitats. Take a too-close-for-comfort look at bone-crushing jaws and muscle-ripping claws. Includes notes about how we mammals evolved from dinosaurs. Tells the reader about new evidence that dinosaurs were warm blooded and evolved to have feathers.

Discoveries in Modern Science

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

Earth

Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

Energy for the 21st Century, ed. 2

Examines the role of the principal sources of energy, both in the aggregate and by specific types (biomass, coal, oil, natural gas, hydro and nuclear power, and sustainable sources), for a balanced view of energy.

Everything on Earth

Explore our planet, and its wildlife, from the largest to the smallest animals on earth. Experience the most extreme weather, visit the deepest oceans, and witness the power of volcanoes and other spectacular displays of nature.

Farm

Introduces toddlers to different things one can find on a farm.

Farm

Covers the different aspects of farming through the ages including the equipment, domestic animals, crops, and the future of farming.

Forest

Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

Fossil, Rev. ed.

Introduces fossilized shells, bones, skulls, teeth, and plants to young readers and explains what they tell us about earlier eras.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Human Body

Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.

Human Body

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

Ocean

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia

Comprehensive resource containing more than 3000 articles on all aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. Includes special features on each of the constellations and tables listing brightest stars, nearest stars, Messier objects, Caldwell objects, and surface features of the Moon and terrestrial planets. Written by more than 100 leading astronomers from the world's universities and observatories.

Plant, Rev. ed.

Provides information about the complexities of the plant kingdom, covering non-flowering as well as flowering plants and revealing their structures, natural history, and importance in human life.

Rain Forest

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reptiles

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Rivers and Lakes

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Rock & Mineral

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

Science

Introduces the key aspects of science, covering all the crucial topics from atoms and evolution to explosive chemical reactions.

Skeleton, Rev. ed.

Covers the evolution, structure and function of the human and animal skeletal systems.

Space

Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

Space Sciences, ed. 2

From the history of space exploration to the future of "space business", this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

Tree, Rev. ed.

Covers many kinds of trees from coniferous to tropical. Includes topics such as the lifecycle of a tree, the many parts of a tree, and identifying trees.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

This alphabetically organized ten-volume set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. This edition features 204 new entries and 594 updated entries.

Universe, Rev. ed.

Provides a comprehensive look at the universe with a unique integration of words and pictures. Topics covered include, black holes, galaxies, the solar system, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, stars, and quasars.

Volcano

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Voyage

Covers all there is to know about the oceans.

Whales & Dolphins

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.

What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?

In this book, readers will learn about the importance of the Earth's natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources.

What Is Weather?

This book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena--including clouds, rain, snow, and fog--and examines their relationship to each other to explain how weather works. Scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme.

What Is a Landform?

In this book, readers learn about the variety of land formations found around the world--including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. Key information is highlighted in captions, text boxes, and a glossary, which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.

What Is a Life Cycle?

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives.

What Is the Structure of a Plant?

This book explains features common to all plants’ anatomy and their purpose in each plant’s growth, how various types of plants absorb water, light, and nutrients to grow, and how distinct species have adapted for survival in their surroundings.

Environment

American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America

Provides a photographic reference that covers more than 390 species of birds that breed or are regularly seen in the eastern region of North America, and includes information on behavior, nesting, and habitat.

Amphibian, Rev. ed.

Examines the natural history of these creatures from frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders to the rare caecilians.

Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of animals.

Ask a Bug

Presents in question-and-answer format information and trivia about insects, including if all bees make honey, why spiders don't stick to their webs, and the best insect disguises.

Baby Animals

Introduces toddlers to different kinds of baby animals.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

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.

Big Cats

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Bird, Rev. ed.

Covers the world of birds, examining such topics as body construction, feathers and flight, the adaptation of beaks and feet, feeding habits, courtship, nests and eggs, and bird watching.

Birds

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Bugs

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Butterfly & Moth

Explores the behavior and life cycles of butterflies and moths, examining mating rituals, camouflage, habitat, and growth from pupa to larva to adult.

Climate Change

Examines the impact of global warming on the planet, and what can be done to combat climate change.

DK Guide to Mammals

Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.

DK Guide to Weather

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.

Desert

Examines the forces that form deserts and discusses the animals and people that inhabit them.

Dinosaur's Day

Covers the day a gentle Triceratops has when he forgets to stay with the herd and has to use his sharp horns to fight a Tyrannosaurus.

Dinosaurs

Features brightly colored pictures and simple text to introduce toddlers to different kinds of dinosaurs.

Dog, Rev. ed.

Covers the evolutionary history of the entire dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds, highlighting the many ways in which they have helped people throughout history.

Eagle & Birds of Prey

Describes the anatomy, hunting techniques, mating, nesting, and eating habits of birds of prey, as well as their techniques for stalking, catching and killing their quarry.

Ecology, Rev. ed.

Provides information about ecology in general, specific ecosystems, and our changing understanding of life around us.

Endangered Animals

Provides an introduction to various animal species that are threatened with extinction, including polar bears, sea turtles, river dolphins, jaguars, gibbons, and others; and discusses ways to help them survive.

Energy Production and Alternative Energy

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions. This volume focuses on energy production and alternative energy.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

Environmental Pollution and Health

Focuses on how pollution impacts both human health as well as environmental health. Discusses the types of pollution, increased awareness of pollution and the negative consequences, and how laws and treaties are being used to curb pollution.

Farm

Introduces toddlers to different things one can find on a farm.

Gorilla, Monkey & Ape

Covers details about the behavior, family life, and intelligence of gorillas and other primates.

Green Energy

Provides an overview of the social and environmental dimensions of our energy system, and the key organizations, policy tools, and technologies that can help shape a green-energy economy.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Horse

Features all kinds of facts about horses, including why horses flatten back their ears, how a blacksmith shoes a horse, how horses have been used in wartime, and more.

Hurricane & Tornado, Rev. ed.

Explores various types of extreme weather including tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, and hailstorms, among others.

Insect, Rev. ed.

Features the busy world of insects. Discover their structure, history, and fascinating variety.

Mammal, Rev. ed.

Examines the world of mammals, depicting their development, feeding habits, courtship rituals, protective behavior, and physical adaptation to their various ways of life.

Mammals

Presents an overview of mammals, including their history, various kinds, physical characteristics, behavior, and endangered and extinct species.

Natural Disasters

Covers the power of hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

Ocean

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Pond & River, Rev. ed.

Presents information about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water.

Rain Forest

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reptile

Covers the many different kinds of reptiles, their similarities and differences, habitats, and behavior.

Reptiles

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Rivers and Lakes

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Seashore, Rev. ed.

Features the animal inhabitants of the seashore, including fish, crustaceans, snails, and shorebirds.

Shell

Examines the different types of shells, including seashells, eggshells, and fossil shells, focusing on such aspects as how shells camouflage themselves and how they may be collected.

Volcano

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Voyage

Covers all there is to know about the oceans.

Weather

Explores many aspects of weather and how it affects people's lives.

Weather, Rev. ed.

A guide to the forces and displays of nature. Covers topics such as weather prediction, thunder and lightning, rainbows, snow and extreme weather.

Whales & Dolphins

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.

What Are Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans?

In this book, readers will learn about the importance of the Earth's natural sources of water, as well as their similarities and differences. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship between humans and these various water sources.

What Is Weather?

This book takes a wide range of meteorological phenomena--including clouds, rain, snow, and fog--and examines their relationship to each other to explain how weather works. Scientific concepts such as energy, temperature, and electricity are described in the context of the weather cycle as well as the various climates on Earth, and how we as humans fit into the scheme.

What Is a Landform?

In this book, readers learn about the variety of land formations found around the world--including plains, mountains, canyons, and caves. Key information is highlighted in captions, text boxes, and a glossary, which guide readers in connecting ideas about different landforms.

What Is a Life Cycle?

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives.

What Is the Structure of a Plant?

This book explains features common to all plants’ anatomy and their purpose in each plant’s growth, how various types of plants absorb water, light, and nutrients to grow, and how distinct species have adapted for survival in their surroundings.

Technology

Boat

Provides a guide to the origins, principles, and historical study of boats.

Fire Fighter!

Describes a day in the life of a fire fighter.

Invention, Rev. ed.

Explores such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines.

Business

Business Plans Handbook, 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.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 4

Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Features revised and expanded coverage to reflect the most current small business topics.

Manufacturing & Distribution USA, ed. 8

Presents statistics on numerous NAICS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Compiled from the most recent government publications. Covers input-output data by industrial sector when available as well as classifications of leading public and private corporations in each industry.

Biography

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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.

Free at Last

Features a biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences.

Religion

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

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

Social Science

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2

Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. 2

Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Medicine

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

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

Environmental Pollution and Health

Focuses on how pollution impacts both human health as well as environmental health. Discusses the types of pollution, increased awareness of pollution and the negative consequences, and how laws and treaties are being used to curb pollution.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 4

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4

Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders

Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.

Law

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

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

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

Nation and World

Explorer

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Flag

Covers flags from countries all over the world, including special flags such as signal flags for ships and boats, flags for special festivals and sports, political flags and coats of arms.