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A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.
A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.

A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.

This volume traces the evolution of Japanese military history -- from 300 AD to present day foreign relations -- and reveals how the country's cultural views of power, violence, and politics helped shape Japan's long and turbulent history of war.

A New World Power, ed. , v.
A New World Power, ed. , v.

A New World Power, ed. , v.

This volume chronicles the political and social history of the United States in the aftermath of one world war through its engagement in another.

America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century, ed. , v.
America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century, ed. , v.

America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century, ed. , v.

This volume looks at American history between the Civil War and 20th century and includes firsthand accounts that reveal the prevailing ideologies of the time and shed light on significant people and events.

American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.
American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.

American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.

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

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

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Explores the society, politics and beliefs of Ancient Egypt and the surrounding Nile Valley region, along with the cultural achievements of this ancient civilization.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Explores the legacy of the Ancient Greek culture by examining the society, politics and beliefs of this ancient civilization, which has influenced the arts, philosophy and democracy of the Western world for centuries.

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.
Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Explores the legacy of the Roman Empire and its famous leaders such as Julius Caesar, along with the society, politics and beliefs of this ancient civilization, which has influenced the Western world for centuries.

Bioengineering, ed. , v.
Bioengineering, ed. , v.

Bioengineering, ed. , v.

This book covers recent advances in bioengineering that have changed both the world in which we live and the bodies within which we live. Among the topics covered are homeostasis, biological and artificial control systems, diagnostic imaging, prostheses, biomaterials, environmental engineering, and various subfields of bioengineering.

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

Biology, ed. , v.

This volume is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the study of living matter: what it is composed of, how it reproduces, how it reacts to the environment around it, and how it evolves. Readers will enjoy the bright photos and engaging information while learning an important part of the study of biology.

Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.
Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.

Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.

This book examines the history of biopharmaceuticals, the ins and outs of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, and the future of the field.

Birds, ed. , v.
Birds, ed. , v.

Birds, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.

Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.

This title begins with a brief history of World War II and then examines these questions: How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise? How did the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor influence the war's outcome? How did the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union change the course of the war? How did the end of World War II contribute to the start of the Cold War?

Cloning, ed. , v.
Cloning, ed. , v.

Cloning, ed. , v.

This book explores the history, science, applications, and ethical issues of cloning. Profiles include pioneers in the field, including John Bertrand Gurdon, Ian Wilmut, Shinya Yamanaka, and James Thomson.

Democracy, ed. , v.
Democracy, ed. , v.

Democracy, ed. , v.

The book covers the concept of democracy and addresses some of the volatile questions that continue to puzzle even the best of us. It provides a survey of the development of this form of government, dating back to its invention in ancient Athens and continuing to the present, following its development with the changing times.

Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.
Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.

Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.

Examines the rich cultural achievements of the early civilizations from North, Middle and South America, including the Inca and Maya societies, beliefs and innovations.

Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America, ed. , v.

Explores how war has been reported and interpreted by the media in the United States and what effects those reports and interpretations have had on the people at home and on the battlefield.

Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.
Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.

Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in detailed exploration of genetics and evolution including findings in fossils and on the microscopic level, from plants and animals to humans.

Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.
Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.

Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.
Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.

Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.

This volume allows readers to examine the various forms of government that have developed around the world, with a special focus on the ascension of democracy.

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.
Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.
Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.

This book covers the foundations of genes and heredity to give readers a solid understanding of what modern genetics has been built on, before examining the ways in which genetic testing is used to assess genetic risk.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.
Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.

This book explains the reactions of scientists, farmers, chefs, and medical doctors to the scientific changes in agriculture, which have ranged from support to skepticism, and shows how different governments around the world view the inclusion of GMOs in food.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

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

Hiroshima, ed. , v.
Hiroshima, ed. , v.

Hiroshima, ed. , v.

This book tells the story of how the Japanese port city of Hiroshima came to be the target of the world’s first nuclear attack during World War II.

How Cell Processes Are Regulated, ed. , v.
How Cell Processes Are Regulated, ed. , v.

How Cell Processes Are Regulated, ed. , v.

Readers of this book will discover how cells--the smallest units of living matter that can exist by themselves--function, get energy, grow, reproduce, specialize, and communicate.

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize, ed. , v.
How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize, ed. , v.

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize, ed. , v.

This guide covers the basics of what a cell is and how cells reproduce and change in order to form different life forms and perform specialized functions. It also covers how scientists have learned to manipulate and regenerate cells, leading to advances in medicine. The controversy surrounding cloning technology is discussed, as is the future of cytology and cell biology.

How Cells Function, ed. , v.
How Cells Function, ed. , v.

How Cells Function, ed. , v.

This book provides essential information on cell functions, including amino acids, fibrous and globular proteins, DNA, protein synthesis, and metabolism.

How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information, ed. , v.
How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information, ed. , v.

How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information, ed. , v.

In this book, readers discover that in eukaryotic cells, a variety of organelles, including the nucleus, ribosomes, Golgi apparatus, and endoplasmic reticulum, work together to manufacture proteins, and with other organelles enable the cell to send, receive, and process information so that it can maintain a stable equilibrium.

How Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Differ, ed. , v.
How Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Differ, ed. , v.

How Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Differ, ed. , v.

Examining the basic parts of a cell, cell types, cell function, and cell reproduction, this book explains what makes certain cells eukaryotic and others prokaryotic and how the two cell types are related.

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ, ed. , v.
How Plant and Animal Cells Differ, ed. , v.

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn the organelles that are particular to animal or plant cells. They will be exposed to the wide variety of plant and animal cells, as well as the characteristics that makes specialized cells so suited to their functions. Special attention is paid to photosynthesis and cellular respiration, including the complementary nature of the two processes.

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

Human Body I, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.

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

Human Body II, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.

Invertebrates, ed. , v.
Invertebrates, ed. , v.

Invertebrates, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

Japan at War, ed. , v.
Japan at War, ed. , v.

Japan at War, ed. , v.

This reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped Japanese warfare from early times to the present day.

Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.
Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.

Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.

This resource begins with details of the events and political machinations that led to the conflicts in Europe, exploring military strategy, personal conflicts, and the devastation of both cities and the soldiers who fought in them. The book lists the most important people in the war, illuminating both victories and blunders, showing how each individual played a part in the many smaller conflicts that kept the world at war for four years.

Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.
Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.

Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.

This introduction to a pivotal historical period and the leaders who shaped it tells the story of the major events in the war, including the prelude to war, the initiation of hostilities, the most important battles, the military strategies and counter-strategies, Allied victory, and the rebuilding of Europe and the emergence of a new world order, as well as exploring profiles of key Allied and Axis military and political figures.

Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.

This record of the Korean War recalls the buildup to and aftermath of hostilities in Korea, highlighting the roles of its key military and political architects. Readers will learn how the war that began as a struggle between North and South Korea drew in the United States, China, and the Soviet Union and turned the Cold War hot on Korean soil, impacting international relations for decades to come.

Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.

This resource provides an overview of Vietnam's history, a chronicle of Vietnam War, and profiles of people who played instrumental roles in and leading up to this long and bitter conflict--political and military leaders from North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and the United States, as well as some notable figures from the American antiwar movement.

Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.

This resource gives an overview of the causes, effects, and enduring concerns stemming from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will learn about some of the most important and influential figures from all around the world, from many of the countries and governments involved in these conflicts. They can begin to understand each individual's stance by learning about their backgrounds, both personal and political.

Life in the South During the Civil War, ed. , v.
Life in the South During the Civil War, ed. , v.

Life in the South During the Civil War, ed. , v.

This book reviews some of the important issues faced by the South during the Civil War, including leadership, sacrifice, and divided loyalties.

Mammals, ed. , v.
Mammals, ed. , v.

Mammals, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of mammals, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.
Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Examines the rich cultural achievements of the ancient Mesopotamia civilization, located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which included the kingdom of Babylon and development of the first writing system.

Native American Code Talkers, ed. , v.
Native American Code Talkers, ed. , v.

Native American Code Talkers, ed. , v.

This title examines the Native American servicemen known as the code talkers, focusing on their role in coded communication during World War II including developing the codes, their training, and their work in war zones. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.
Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

This book tells the story of how the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii became the target of a surprise attack by the Japanese in December 1941.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.
Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.

Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs.

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections, ed. , v.
Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections, ed. , v.

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections, ed. , v.

This volume lets readers discover how the general populace influences the way it is governed via political parties, interest groups, and elections within the framework of various forms of government.

Political Systems, Structures, and Functions, ed. , v.
Political Systems, Structures, and Functions, ed. , v.

Political Systems, Structures, and Functions, ed. , v.

This volume examines the various types, structures, and functions of government around the world, as well as the evolution of political systems and the factors contributing to their rise and fall.

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

Psychology, ed. , v.

This title provides an overview of the scientific discipline that studies psychological and biological processes and behavior in humans and other animals. It includes coverage of the history of the field, the thought process, memory, theories of personality, and key figures—such as William James, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, B. F. Skinner, and Daniel Kahneman—who helped shape the field.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.
Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of reptiles and dinosaurs, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.
Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Slavery in America, ed. , v.
Slavery in America, ed. , v.

Slavery in America, ed. , v.

This guide explores the origins of the slave trade in Africa and the effects of the practice of slavery on the political and economic history of the United States. King Cotton, the slave hierarchy on southern plantations, the relationship of the slaveholders and slaves, the slave codes that regulated the absolute control of slaves, the ensuing slave rebellions, and the abolitionist movement and those who spoke out against the atrocities of slavery are among topics examined.

The 100 Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.
The 100 Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.

The 100 Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.

This book presents biographies of 100 military leaders, both good and evil, who represent nations throughout the world and the most significant wars in history. Each entry includes information about childhood influences, education, career highlights, post-military life, and legacy as it relates to military history.

The 100 Most Influential Religious Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.
The 100 Most Influential Religious Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.

The 100 Most Influential Religious Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.

This book presents biographies of 100 religious leaders who have had the greatest impact on their respective followers, nations, regions, and the world at large. Young readers not only learn about notable leaders of the various strands of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, but also read about the contributions of offshoot sects and more obscure religions.

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

The American Revolution, ed. , v.

This text highlights important figures of the American Revolution, major battles, war strategies, and other significant events.

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

The American Revolution, ed. , v.

This book provides an informative overview of the American Revolution, covering pre-Revolution dissatisfaction, wartime struggles, and the aftermath and its special challenges. It will help readers understand the roots, results, and spirit of the American Revolution, but lets them make their own deductions about many lingering issues.

The Battle of Britain, ed. , v.
The Battle of Britain, ed. , v.

The Battle of Britain, ed. , v.

This title examines the Battle of Britain, focusing on the aircraft, pilots, and Royal Air Force leaders who defended the United Kingdom from German bombers. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

This title examines the bombing of Pearl Harbor, focusing on the events leading up to the attack, a detailed account of the attack itself, and the effects the attack had on the United States. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.
The Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.

The Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.

This resource guides readers through the key events, successes, and trials of the civil rights movement, from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, ed. , v.
The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, ed. , v.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, ed. , v.

This guide details the political and economic forces that affected the expansion of slavery and how slaves, freed black Americans, and white liberal politicians fought for the freedom of slaves and for the basic rights of dignity and protection that they had not previously enjoyed under the law.

The Civil War, ed. , v.
The Civil War, ed. , v.

The Civil War, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will analyze the background of the Civil War, military leadership and strategic plans of the war in the North and South, specific battles on land and sea, and the costs of the war.

The Cold War, ed. , v.
The Cold War, ed. , v.

The Cold War, ed. , v.

This book examines major aspects of the Cold War, including the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, Europe's Iron Curtain, the nuclear arms race, decolonization in Africa, and the spread of communism into Latin America and Southeast Asia.

The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, ed. , v.
The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, ed. , v.

The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, ed. , v.

This title examines the invasion of Normandy during World War II, focusing on the planning, the equipment, and the brave soldiers who ensured an Allied victory. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs, ed. , v.
The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs, ed. , v.

The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs, ed. , v.

This title examines the dropping of atomic bombs during World War II, focusing on their development and testing, the bombing missions, and the bombs' destruction and legacy. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic, ed. , v.
The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic, ed. , v.

The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic, ed. , v.

This book covers the catalysts, major events, and consequences of one of history’s bloodiest revolutions presented in a thrilling and academically rigorous way in this guide to the French Revolution.

The Great Depression, ed. , v.
The Great Depression, ed. , v.

The Great Depression, ed. , v.

This text examines the economic causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as the federal and global responses to the crisis, and gives an in-depth look at how literature, theater, film, and more began to reflect the new social realities of the time.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

Before Shakespeare, few dramatists had used historical figures as characters in a play, or actual historical events as elements of a plot. Likewise, the Bard was a pioneer of the sonnet, which he took to new heights. Both literary form, including his two historical tetralogies, and his narrative poems, in addition to the particular form of sonnet that now bears his name are examined through engaging text.

The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.
The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.

The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.

The cultivation of various crops and livestock are examined, revealing the history behind and importance of much of the food we eat today. Also covered are the techniques and equipment that have been developed over time to facilitate agricultural production.

The History of Navies Around the World, ed. , v.
The History of Navies Around the World, ed. , v.

The History of Navies Around the World, ed. , v.

This book covers the history of navies from the time of ancient Greek galleys to the development of battleships in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the present day.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

As with many writers before and since, William Shakespeare was influenced by the events that took shape all around him. Sweeping changes to England’s politics, language, and culture that took place during his lifetime were the fertile ground from which the Bard drew inspiration. Shakespeare’s life is surveyed and the social context in which he created his greatest drama and poetry is examined.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb, ed. , v.
The Making of the Atomic Bomb, ed. , v.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb, ed. , v.

This book explores the Manhattan Project, a program developed under president Franklin D. Roosevelt with the goal of developing the atomic bomb and using it to end World War II.

The Post-Cold War World, ed. , v.
The Post-Cold War World, ed. , v.

The Post-Cold War World, ed. , v.

This book examines major aspects of the post-Cold War era, including the September 11th attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, an increasingly powerful China, and the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe.

The Russian Revolution, ed. , v.
The Russian Revolution, ed. , v.

The Russian Revolution, ed. , v.

This historical narrative relates the circumstances that led to the end of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian aristocracy, the heartrending struggles of the peasants, the violence and bloodshed of the revolution, and the rise of the new social order and its far-reaching consequences that continue to be felt in Russia today.

The Science and Philosophy of Politics, ed. , v.
The Science and Philosophy of Politics, ed. , v.

The Science and Philosophy of Politics, ed. , v.

This volume chronicles the history and development of political philosophy and political science and introduces readers to the major thinkers—including Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Weber—whose works have informed the study of politics the world over.

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project, ed. , v.
The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project, ed. , v.

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project, ed. , v.

This resource teaches readers about the fundamental science behind the Human Genome Project, the aim of which was to identify and map all of the genes in the human genome. Readers will learn the basics of DNA, genetics, and the human genome; important areas and the history of genetic research; and how our world has changed since the project.

The Science of Nutrition, ed. , v.
The Science of Nutrition, ed. , v.

The Science of Nutrition, ed. , v.

This book examines what makes certain foods better nutritionally than others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

The Tuskegee Airmen, ed. , v.
The Tuskegee Airmen, ed. , v.

The Tuskegee Airmen, ed. , v.

This title examines the African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, focusing on their training, their impressive performance in the skies over Europe, and the discrimination they faced. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.
Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.

Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with brief biographies of some of the most important, prolific, and influential scientists of all time.

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism, ed. , v.
U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism, ed. , v.

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism, ed. , v.

This volume examines American history between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I, considering in depth both the imperialist and progressive influences that heralded the country's future position as a major force on the international stage.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.
Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

This 3-vol. set features volumes dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

Who Discovered DNA?, ed. , v.
Who Discovered DNA?, ed. , v.

Who Discovered DNA?, ed. , v.

This book explores the advances that have been made in the study of DNA and genetics.

Who Discovered Natural Selection?, ed. , v.
Who Discovered Natural Selection?, ed. , v.

Who Discovered Natural Selection?, ed. , v.

This book explains how scientists worked out the way in which living things evolve.

Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.
Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.

Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.

This book looks back at the history of the automobile.

Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.
Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.

Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.

This book looks back at the history of computers and shows how the digital world in which we live today was created.

Who Invented the Periodic Table?, ed. , v.
Who Invented the Periodic Table?, ed. , v.

Who Invented the Periodic Table?, ed. , v.

This book tells the story of the philosophers, chemists, and other scientists -- from ancient times to today -- who have contributed to the discovery of all the known elements in our universe.

Who Split the Atom?, ed. , v.
Who Split the Atom?, ed. , v.

Who Split the Atom?, ed. , v.

This book explores the ways in which scientists uncovered the secrets of atoms -- the tiny particles of matter that make up our world.

Women on the Home Front, ed. , v.
Women on the Home Front, ed. , v.

Women on the Home Front, ed. , v.

This title examines the role of women on the US home front during World War II, focusing on the factory workers, volunteers, and service members who helped the Allies win the war. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War I, ed. , v.
World War I, ed. , v.

World War I, ed. , v.

This volume considers the political and diplomatic underpinnings of World War I, from its buildup to its conclusion and into the interwar era. The major events of the war and currents of thought that shaped prewar and postwar international relations are also examined.

World War II Espionage, ed. , v.
World War II Espionage, ed. , v.

World War II Espionage, ed. , v.

This title examines the role of espionage during World War II, focusing on the extensive training, clever tools, and dangerous missions that enabled spies and saboteurs to contribute to the war effort. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II Leaders, ed. , v.
World War II Leaders, ed. , v.

World War II Leaders, ed. , v.

This title examines the leaders of the major nations that fought in World War II, focusing on their personalities, their strategic decisions, and the key alliances they crafted. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II Weapons, ed. , v.
World War II Weapons, ed. , v.

World War II Weapons, ed. , v.

This title examines the major weapons used during World War II, focusing on their development, strategy and tactics, and their effect on the course of the war. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II, ed. , v.
World War II, ed. , v.

World War II, ed. , v.

This volume examines the major battles, events, and agreements of World War II, the Final Solution, and the legacy of the war from political and diplomatic angles. Readers will learn how European imperialism, American isolationism, the German policy of Anschluss, and more impacted global approaches to the war and how the boundaries determined by postwar agreements have influenced the geopolitical landscape of today.

Nation and World

A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.
A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.

A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.

This volume traces the evolution of Japanese military history -- from 300 AD to present day foreign relations -- and reveals how the country's cultural views of power, violence, and politics helped shape Japan's long and turbulent history of war.

Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.
Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.

Forms of Government and the Rise of Democracy, ed. , v.

This volume allows readers to examine the various forms of government that have developed around the world, with a special focus on the ascension of democracy.

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections, ed. , v.
Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections, ed. , v.

Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections, ed. , v.

This volume lets readers discover how the general populace influences the way it is governed via political parties, interest groups, and elections within the framework of various forms of government.

Political Systems, Structures, and Functions, ed. , v.
Political Systems, Structures, and Functions, ed. , v.

Political Systems, Structures, and Functions, ed. , v.

This volume examines the various types, structures, and functions of government around the world, as well as the evolution of political systems and the factors contributing to their rise and fall.

The Science and Philosophy of Politics, ed. , v.
The Science and Philosophy of Politics, ed. , v.

The Science and Philosophy of Politics, ed. , v.

This volume chronicles the history and development of political philosophy and political science and introduces readers to the major thinkers—including Aristotle, Machiavelli, and Weber—whose works have informed the study of politics the world over.

History

A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.
A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.

A Military History of Japan, ed. , v.

This volume traces the evolution of Japanese military history -- from 300 AD to present day foreign relations -- and reveals how the country's cultural views of power, violence, and politics helped shape Japan's long and turbulent history of war.

A New World Power, ed. , v.
A New World Power, ed. , v.

A New World Power, ed. , v.

This volume chronicles the political and social history of the United States in the aftermath of one world war through its engagement in another.

America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century, ed. , v.
America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century, ed. , v.

America Between the Civil War and the 20th Century, ed. , v.

This volume looks at American history between the Civil War and 20th century and includes firsthand accounts that reveal the prevailing ideologies of the time and shed light on significant people and events.

American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.
American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.

American Home Front in World War II, ed. , v.

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

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

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Explores the society, politics and beliefs of Ancient Egypt and the surrounding Nile Valley region, along with the cultural achievements of this ancient civilization.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

Explores the legacy of the Ancient Greek culture by examining the society, politics and beliefs of this ancient civilization, which has influenced the arts, philosophy and democracy of the Western world for centuries.

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.
Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

Explores the legacy of the Roman Empire and its famous leaders such as Julius Caesar, along with the society, politics and beliefs of this ancient civilization, which has influenced the Western world for centuries.

Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: World War II, ed. , v.

This title begins with a brief history of World War II and then examines these questions: How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise? How did the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor influence the war's outcome? How did the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union change the course of the war? How did the end of World War II contribute to the start of the Cold War?

Democracy, ed. , v.
Democracy, ed. , v.

Democracy, ed. , v.

The book covers the concept of democracy and addresses some of the volatile questions that continue to puzzle even the best of us. It provides a survey of the development of this form of government, dating back to its invention in ancient Athens and continuing to the present, following its development with the changing times.

Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.
Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.

Early Civilizations of the Americas, ed. , v.

Examines the rich cultural achievements of the early civilizations from North, Middle and South America, including the Inca and Maya societies, beliefs and innovations.

Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Media and Propaganda in Wartime America, ed. , v.

Explores how war has been reported and interpreted by the media in the United States and what effects those reports and interpretations have had on the people at home and on the battlefield.

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.
Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

Gale Library of Daily Life, ed. , v.

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

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

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

Hiroshima, ed. , v.
Hiroshima, ed. , v.

Hiroshima, ed. , v.

This book tells the story of how the Japanese port city of Hiroshima came to be the target of the world’s first nuclear attack during World War II.

Japan at War, ed. , v.
Japan at War, ed. , v.

Japan at War, ed. , v.

This reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped Japanese warfare from early times to the present day.

Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.
Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.

Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.

This resource begins with details of the events and political machinations that led to the conflicts in Europe, exploring military strategy, personal conflicts, and the devastation of both cities and the soldiers who fought in them. The book lists the most important people in the war, illuminating both victories and blunders, showing how each individual played a part in the many smaller conflicts that kept the world at war for four years.

Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.
Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.

Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.

This introduction to a pivotal historical period and the leaders who shaped it tells the story of the major events in the war, including the prelude to war, the initiation of hostilities, the most important battles, the military strategies and counter-strategies, Allied victory, and the rebuilding of Europe and the emergence of a new world order, as well as exploring profiles of key Allied and Axis military and political figures.

Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.

This record of the Korean War recalls the buildup to and aftermath of hostilities in Korea, highlighting the roles of its key military and political architects. Readers will learn how the war that began as a struggle between North and South Korea drew in the United States, China, and the Soviet Union and turned the Cold War hot on Korean soil, impacting international relations for decades to come.

Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.

This resource provides an overview of Vietnam's history, a chronicle of Vietnam War, and profiles of people who played instrumental roles in and leading up to this long and bitter conflict--political and military leaders from North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and the United States, as well as some notable figures from the American antiwar movement.

Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.

This resource gives an overview of the causes, effects, and enduring concerns stemming from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will learn about some of the most important and influential figures from all around the world, from many of the countries and governments involved in these conflicts. They can begin to understand each individual's stance by learning about their backgrounds, both personal and political.

Life in the South During the Civil War, ed. , v.
Life in the South During the Civil War, ed. , v.

Life in the South During the Civil War, ed. , v.

This book reviews some of the important issues faced by the South during the Civil War, including leadership, sacrifice, and divided loyalties.

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.
Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Examines the rich cultural achievements of the ancient Mesopotamia civilization, located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which included the kingdom of Babylon and development of the first writing system.

Native American Code Talkers, ed. , v.
Native American Code Talkers, ed. , v.

Native American Code Talkers, ed. , v.

This title examines the Native American servicemen known as the code talkers, focusing on their role in coded communication during World War II including developing the codes, their training, and their work in war zones. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.
Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

This book tells the story of how the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii became the target of a surprise attack by the Japanese in December 1941.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.
Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

Roaring Twenties Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.
Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.

Shaping of America, 1783-1815 Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

Slavery in America, ed. , v.
Slavery in America, ed. , v.

Slavery in America, ed. , v.

This guide explores the origins of the slave trade in Africa and the effects of the practice of slavery on the political and economic history of the United States. King Cotton, the slave hierarchy on southern plantations, the relationship of the slaveholders and slaves, the slave codes that regulated the absolute control of slaves, the ensuing slave rebellions, and the abolitionist movement and those who spoke out against the atrocities of slavery are among topics examined.

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

The American Revolution, ed. , v.

This text highlights important figures of the American Revolution, major battles, war strategies, and other significant events.

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

The American Revolution, ed. , v.

This book provides an informative overview of the American Revolution, covering pre-Revolution dissatisfaction, wartime struggles, and the aftermath and its special challenges. It will help readers understand the roots, results, and spirit of the American Revolution, but lets them make their own deductions about many lingering issues.

The Battle of Britain, ed. , v.
The Battle of Britain, ed. , v.

The Battle of Britain, ed. , v.

This title examines the Battle of Britain, focusing on the aircraft, pilots, and Royal Air Force leaders who defended the United Kingdom from German bombers. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

The Bombing of Pearl Harbor, ed. , v.

This title examines the bombing of Pearl Harbor, focusing on the events leading up to the attack, a detailed account of the attack itself, and the effects the attack had on the United States. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.
The Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.

The Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.

This resource guides readers through the key events, successes, and trials of the civil rights movement, from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, ed. , v.
The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, ed. , v.

The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, ed. , v.

This guide details the political and economic forces that affected the expansion of slavery and how slaves, freed black Americans, and white liberal politicians fought for the freedom of slaves and for the basic rights of dignity and protection that they had not previously enjoyed under the law.

The Civil War, ed. , v.
The Civil War, ed. , v.

The Civil War, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will analyze the background of the Civil War, military leadership and strategic plans of the war in the North and South, specific battles on land and sea, and the costs of the war.

The Cold War, ed. , v.
The Cold War, ed. , v.

The Cold War, ed. , v.

This book examines major aspects of the Cold War, including the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, Europe's Iron Curtain, the nuclear arms race, decolonization in Africa, and the spread of communism into Latin America and Southeast Asia.

The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, ed. , v.
The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, ed. , v.

The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, ed. , v.

This title examines the invasion of Normandy during World War II, focusing on the planning, the equipment, and the brave soldiers who ensured an Allied victory. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs, ed. , v.
The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs, ed. , v.

The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs, ed. , v.

This title examines the dropping of atomic bombs during World War II, focusing on their development and testing, the bombing missions, and the bombs' destruction and legacy. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic, ed. , v.
The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic, ed. , v.

The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Republic, ed. , v.

This book covers the catalysts, major events, and consequences of one of history’s bloodiest revolutions presented in a thrilling and academically rigorous way in this guide to the French Revolution.

The Great Depression, ed. , v.
The Great Depression, ed. , v.

The Great Depression, ed. , v.

This text examines the economic causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as the federal and global responses to the crisis, and gives an in-depth look at how literature, theater, film, and more began to reflect the new social realities of the time.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

Before Shakespeare, few dramatists had used historical figures as characters in a play, or actual historical events as elements of a plot. Likewise, the Bard was a pioneer of the sonnet, which he took to new heights. Both literary form, including his two historical tetralogies, and his narrative poems, in addition to the particular form of sonnet that now bears his name are examined through engaging text.

The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.
The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.

The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.

The cultivation of various crops and livestock are examined, revealing the history behind and importance of much of the food we eat today. Also covered are the techniques and equipment that have been developed over time to facilitate agricultural production.

The History of Navies Around the World, ed. , v.
The History of Navies Around the World, ed. , v.

The History of Navies Around the World, ed. , v.

This book covers the history of navies from the time of ancient Greek galleys to the development of battleships in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the present day.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

As with many writers before and since, William Shakespeare was influenced by the events that took shape all around him. Sweeping changes to England’s politics, language, and culture that took place during his lifetime were the fertile ground from which the Bard drew inspiration. Shakespeare’s life is surveyed and the social context in which he created his greatest drama and poetry is examined.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb, ed. , v.
The Making of the Atomic Bomb, ed. , v.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb, ed. , v.

This book explores the Manhattan Project, a program developed under president Franklin D. Roosevelt with the goal of developing the atomic bomb and using it to end World War II.

The Post-Cold War World, ed. , v.
The Post-Cold War World, ed. , v.

The Post-Cold War World, ed. , v.

This book examines major aspects of the post-Cold War era, including the September 11th attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, an increasingly powerful China, and the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe.

The Russian Revolution, ed. , v.
The Russian Revolution, ed. , v.

The Russian Revolution, ed. , v.

This historical narrative relates the circumstances that led to the end of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian aristocracy, the heartrending struggles of the peasants, the violence and bloodshed of the revolution, and the rise of the new social order and its far-reaching consequences that continue to be felt in Russia today.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

The Tuskegee Airmen, ed. , v.
The Tuskegee Airmen, ed. , v.

The Tuskegee Airmen, ed. , v.

This title examines the African-American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen, focusing on their training, their impressive performance in the skies over Europe, and the discrimination they faced. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism, ed. , v.
U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism, ed. , v.

U.S. Imperialism and Progressivism, ed. , v.

This volume examines American history between the end of the Civil War and the end of World War I, considering in depth both the imperialist and progressive influences that heralded the country's future position as a major force on the international stage.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.
Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

Westward Expansion Reference Library, ed. , v.

This 3-vol. set features volumes dedicated to events, people and insightful primary sources that present an objective yet entertaining look at frontier life.

Women on the Home Front, ed. , v.
Women on the Home Front, ed. , v.

Women on the Home Front, ed. , v.

This title examines the role of women on the US home front during World War II, focusing on the factory workers, volunteers, and service members who helped the Allies win the war. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War I, ed. , v.
World War I, ed. , v.

World War I, ed. , v.

This volume considers the political and diplomatic underpinnings of World War I, from its buildup to its conclusion and into the interwar era. The major events of the war and currents of thought that shaped prewar and postwar international relations are also examined.

World War II Espionage, ed. , v.
World War II Espionage, ed. , v.

World War II Espionage, ed. , v.

This title examines the role of espionage during World War II, focusing on the extensive training, clever tools, and dangerous missions that enabled spies and saboteurs to contribute to the war effort. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II Leaders, ed. , v.
World War II Leaders, ed. , v.

World War II Leaders, ed. , v.

This title examines the leaders of the major nations that fought in World War II, focusing on their personalities, their strategic decisions, and the key alliances they crafted. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II Weapons, ed. , v.
World War II Weapons, ed. , v.

World War II Weapons, ed. , v.

This title examines the major weapons used during World War II, focusing on their development, strategy and tactics, and their effect on the course of the war. Narrative text, historical photographs, and primary sources assist the reader in report writing.

World War II, ed. , v.
World War II, ed. , v.

World War II, ed. , v.

This volume examines the major battles, events, and agreements of World War II, the Final Solution, and the legacy of the war from political and diplomatic angles. Readers will learn how European imperialism, American isolationism, the German policy of Anschluss, and more impacted global approaches to the war and how the boundaries determined by postwar agreements have influenced the geopolitical landscape of today.

Science

Bioengineering, ed. , v.
Bioengineering, ed. , v.

Bioengineering, ed. , v.

This book covers recent advances in bioengineering that have changed both the world in which we live and the bodies within which we live. Among the topics covered are homeostasis, biological and artificial control systems, diagnostic imaging, prostheses, biomaterials, environmental engineering, and various subfields of bioengineering.

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

Biology, ed. , v.

This volume is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the study of living matter: what it is composed of, how it reproduces, how it reacts to the environment around it, and how it evolves. Readers will enjoy the bright photos and engaging information while learning an important part of the study of biology.

Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.
Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.

Biopharmaceuticals, ed. , v.

This book examines the history of biopharmaceuticals, the ins and outs of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, and the future of the field.

Birds, ed. , v.
Birds, ed. , v.

Birds, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.

Cloning, ed. , v.
Cloning, ed. , v.

Cloning, ed. , v.

This book explores the history, science, applications, and ethical issues of cloning. Profiles include pioneers in the field, including John Bertrand Gurdon, Ian Wilmut, Shinya Yamanaka, and James Thomson.

Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.
Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.

Evolution and Genetics, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in detailed exploration of genetics and evolution including findings in fossils and on the microscopic level, from plants and animals to humans.

Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.
Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.

Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.
Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy, ed. , v.

This book covers the foundations of genes and heredity to give readers a solid understanding of what modern genetics has been built on, before examining the ways in which genetic testing is used to assess genetic risk.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.
Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food, ed. , v.

This book explains the reactions of scientists, farmers, chefs, and medical doctors to the scientific changes in agriculture, which have ranged from support to skepticism, and shows how different governments around the world view the inclusion of GMOs in food.

How Cell Processes Are Regulated, ed. , v.
How Cell Processes Are Regulated, ed. , v.

How Cell Processes Are Regulated, ed. , v.

Readers of this book will discover how cells--the smallest units of living matter that can exist by themselves--function, get energy, grow, reproduce, specialize, and communicate.

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize, ed. , v.
How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize, ed. , v.

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize, ed. , v.

This guide covers the basics of what a cell is and how cells reproduce and change in order to form different life forms and perform specialized functions. It also covers how scientists have learned to manipulate and regenerate cells, leading to advances in medicine. The controversy surrounding cloning technology is discussed, as is the future of cytology and cell biology.

How Cells Function, ed. , v.
How Cells Function, ed. , v.

How Cells Function, ed. , v.

This book provides essential information on cell functions, including amino acids, fibrous and globular proteins, DNA, protein synthesis, and metabolism.

How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information, ed. , v.
How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information, ed. , v.

How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information, ed. , v.

In this book, readers discover that in eukaryotic cells, a variety of organelles, including the nucleus, ribosomes, Golgi apparatus, and endoplasmic reticulum, work together to manufacture proteins, and with other organelles enable the cell to send, receive, and process information so that it can maintain a stable equilibrium.

How Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Differ, ed. , v.
How Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Differ, ed. , v.

How Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Differ, ed. , v.

Examining the basic parts of a cell, cell types, cell function, and cell reproduction, this book explains what makes certain cells eukaryotic and others prokaryotic and how the two cell types are related.

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ, ed. , v.
How Plant and Animal Cells Differ, ed. , v.

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn the organelles that are particular to animal or plant cells. They will be exposed to the wide variety of plant and animal cells, as well as the characteristics that makes specialized cells so suited to their functions. Special attention is paid to photosynthesis and cellular respiration, including the complementary nature of the two processes.

Invertebrates, ed. , v.
Invertebrates, ed. , v.

Invertebrates, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

Mammals, ed. , v.
Mammals, ed. , v.

Mammals, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of mammals, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.
Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.

Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.
Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of reptiles and dinosaurs, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.
The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.

The History of Agriculture, ed. , v.

The cultivation of various crops and livestock are examined, revealing the history behind and importance of much of the food we eat today. Also covered are the techniques and equipment that have been developed over time to facilitate agricultural production.

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project, ed. , v.
The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project, ed. , v.

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project, ed. , v.

This resource teaches readers about the fundamental science behind the Human Genome Project, the aim of which was to identify and map all of the genes in the human genome. Readers will learn the basics of DNA, genetics, and the human genome; important areas and the history of genetic research; and how our world has changed since the project.

The Science of Nutrition, ed. , v.
The Science of Nutrition, ed. , v.

The Science of Nutrition, ed. , v.

This book examines what makes certain foods better nutritionally than others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness.

Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.
Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.

Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with brief biographies of some of the most important, prolific, and influential scientists of all time.

Who Discovered DNA?, ed. , v.
Who Discovered DNA?, ed. , v.

Who Discovered DNA?, ed. , v.

This book explores the advances that have been made in the study of DNA and genetics.

Who Discovered Natural Selection?, ed. , v.
Who Discovered Natural Selection?, ed. , v.

Who Discovered Natural Selection?, ed. , v.

This book explains how scientists worked out the way in which living things evolve.

Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.
Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.

Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.

This book looks back at the history of the automobile.

Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.
Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.

Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.

This book looks back at the history of computers and shows how the digital world in which we live today was created.

Who Invented the Periodic Table?, ed. , v.
Who Invented the Periodic Table?, ed. , v.

Who Invented the Periodic Table?, ed. , v.

This book tells the story of the philosophers, chemists, and other scientists -- from ancient times to today -- who have contributed to the discovery of all the known elements in our universe.

Who Split the Atom?, ed. , v.
Who Split the Atom?, ed. , v.

Who Split the Atom?, ed. , v.

This book explores the ways in which scientists uncovered the secrets of atoms -- the tiny particles of matter that make up our world.

Environment

Birds, ed. , v.
Birds, ed. , v.

Birds, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.

Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.
Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.

Fish and Amphibians, ed. , v.

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

Invertebrates, ed. , v.
Invertebrates, ed. , v.

Invertebrates, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

Mammals, ed. , v.
Mammals, ed. , v.

Mammals, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of mammals, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.
Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi, ed. , v.

Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.
Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs, ed. , v.

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of reptiles and dinosaurs, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Medicine

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

Human Body I, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.

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

Human Body II, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.

Biography

Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.
Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.

Key Figures of World War I, ed. , v.

This resource begins with details of the events and political machinations that led to the conflicts in Europe, exploring military strategy, personal conflicts, and the devastation of both cities and the soldiers who fought in them. The book lists the most important people in the war, illuminating both victories and blunders, showing how each individual played a part in the many smaller conflicts that kept the world at war for four years.

Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.
Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.

Key Figures of World War II, ed. , v.

This introduction to a pivotal historical period and the leaders who shaped it tells the story of the major events in the war, including the prelude to war, the initiation of hostilities, the most important battles, the military strategies and counter-strategies, Allied victory, and the rebuilding of Europe and the emergence of a new world order, as well as exploring profiles of key Allied and Axis military and political figures.

Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Korean War, ed. , v.

This record of the Korean War recalls the buildup to and aftermath of hostilities in Korea, highlighting the roles of its key military and political architects. Readers will learn how the war that began as a struggle between North and South Korea drew in the United States, China, and the Soviet Union and turned the Cold War hot on Korean soil, impacting international relations for decades to come.

Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Vietnam War, ed. , v.

This resource provides an overview of Vietnam's history, a chronicle of Vietnam War, and profiles of people who played instrumental roles in and leading up to this long and bitter conflict--political and military leaders from North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and the United States, as well as some notable figures from the American antiwar movement.

Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.
Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.

Key Figures of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ed. , v.

This resource gives an overview of the causes, effects, and enduring concerns stemming from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Readers will learn about some of the most important and influential figures from all around the world, from many of the countries and governments involved in these conflicts. They can begin to understand each individual's stance by learning about their backgrounds, both personal and political.

The 100 Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.
The 100 Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.

The 100 Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.

This book presents biographies of 100 military leaders, both good and evil, who represent nations throughout the world and the most significant wars in history. Each entry includes information about childhood influences, education, career highlights, post-military life, and legacy as it relates to military history.

The 100 Most Influential Religious Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.
The 100 Most Influential Religious Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.

The 100 Most Influential Religious Leaders of All Time, ed. , v.

This book presents biographies of 100 religious leaders who have had the greatest impact on their respective followers, nations, regions, and the world at large. Young readers not only learn about notable leaders of the various strands of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism, but also read about the contributions of offshoot sects and more obscure religions.

Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.
Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.

Top 101 Scientists, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with brief biographies of some of the most important, prolific, and influential scientists of all time.

Social Science

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

Psychology, ed. , v.

This title provides an overview of the scientific discipline that studies psychological and biological processes and behavior in humans and other animals. It includes coverage of the history of the field, the thought process, memory, theories of personality, and key figures—such as William James, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, B. F. Skinner, and Daniel Kahneman—who helped shape the field.

Business

The Great Depression, ed. , v.
The Great Depression, ed. , v.

The Great Depression, ed. , v.

This text examines the economic causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as the federal and global responses to the crisis, and gives an in-depth look at how literature, theater, film, and more began to reflect the new social realities of the time.

Literature

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

Before Shakespeare, few dramatists had used historical figures as characters in a play, or actual historical events as elements of a plot. Likewise, the Bard was a pioneer of the sonnet, which he took to new heights. Both literary form, including his two historical tetralogies, and his narrative poems, in addition to the particular form of sonnet that now bears his name are examined through engaging text.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

As with many writers before and since, William Shakespeare was influenced by the events that took shape all around him. Sweeping changes to England’s politics, language, and culture that took place during his lifetime were the fertile ground from which the Bard drew inspiration. Shakespeare’s life is surveyed and the social context in which he created his greatest drama and poetry is examined.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare, ed. , v.

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

Technology

Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.
Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.

Who Invented the Automobile?, ed. , v.

This book looks back at the history of the automobile.

Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.
Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.

Who Invented the Computer?, ed. , v.

This book looks back at the history of computers and shows how the digital world in which we live today was created.