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Environment

24 Hours in a Grassland, ed. , v.
24 Hours in a Grassland, ed. , v.

24 Hours in a Grassland, ed. , v.

This book recounts a day on a grassland, which provides food for grazing mammals, and in turn attracts hungry predators, to witness the always changing search for food, shelter, and water in these open and fragile areas.

24 Hours in a Lake, ed. , v.
24 Hours in a Lake, ed. , v.

24 Hours in a Lake, ed. , v.

This book recounts a day on a lake, a daily destination for many creatures that provides water and sustains a wide variety of life, to witness the changes that occur in the plant and animal life that depends on these valuable resources.

24 Hours in a Salt Marsh, ed. , v.
24 Hours in a Salt Marsh, ed. , v.

24 Hours in a Salt Marsh, ed. , v.

This book recounts a day in a salt marsh, an ecological wonderland teeming with life, much of which is hard to see, to witness the effects of the changing tides, the parade of creatures, and the rapidly altering shape of these and biologically crucial areas.

24 Hours in an Estuary, ed. , v.
24 Hours in an Estuary, ed. , v.

24 Hours in an Estuary, ed. , v.

This book recounts a day in an estuary, the transitional area where rivers and oceans meet, to experience the wonderful diversity of plant and animal life and see why its environment is one of the most important on earth.

Biomes and Ecosystems, ed. , v.
Biomes and Ecosystems, ed. , v.

Biomes and Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This book presents the extraordinary diversity of life on Earth through the lens of the diversity of biomes and ecosystems. The overview essays fall into a set of broad divisions: marine and oceanic biomes, inland aquatic biomes, deserts, forests, and grasslands, tundra, and human-dominated systems, and the place-based articles provide greater detail on particular ecosystems, such as the Great Barrier Reef.

Desert Ecosystems, ed. , v.
Desert Ecosystems, ed. , v.

Desert Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This title will introduce readers to desert ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known deserts and their characteristics.

Ecology, ed. , v.
Ecology, ed. , v.

Ecology, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.

Energy, ed. , v.
Energy, ed. , v.

Energy, ed. , v.

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

Keystone Species That Live in the Mountains, ed. , v.
Keystone Species That Live in the Mountains, ed. , v.

Keystone Species That Live in the Mountains, ed. , v.

This book explores various keystone species, including snow leopards, gray wolves, red-naped sapsuckers, whitebark pines, and mountain tapirs, and the important roles that they play in keeping mountain ecosystems alive and healthy.

Rainforest Ecosystems, ed. , v.
Rainforest Ecosystems, ed. , v.

Rainforest Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This title will introduce readers to rain forest ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known rain forests and their characteristics.

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.
UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3, v.

Covers the endangered and threatened status of a myriad of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mollusks, insects, arachnids, corals, crustaceans, and plants. Each entry provides the species’ common/scientific name, classification information, current status according to the IUCN and the Endangered Species Act, description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to protect it.

What Are Temperate Deciduous Forests?, ed. , v.
What Are Temperate Deciduous Forests?, ed. , v.

What Are Temperate Deciduous Forests?, ed. , v.

This book describes the deciduous forest, presenting the abundant life within that includes trees, animals, plants, and moss. It also discusses the forest’s iconic four seasons, as well as why trees drop their leaves and change from green to the brilliant hues of autumn. Thought-provoking sidebars prompt further investigation.

Woodland Forest Ecosystems, ed. , v.
Woodland Forest Ecosystems, ed. , v.

Woodland Forest Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This title will introduce readers to woodland ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known woodlands and their characteristics.

Science

A Closer Look at Living Things, ed. , v.
A Closer Look at Living Things, ed. , v.

A Closer Look at Living Things, ed. , v.

Surveys the parts, characteristics, and classifications of various living things and explores the evolution of life in general.

Astronomy, ed. , v.
Astronomy, ed. , v.

Astronomy, ed. , v.

Recounts some of the major discovery milestones in the field of astronomy and examines the tools and techniques currently used by astronomers to study the universe.

Atoms and Molecules, ed. , v.
Atoms and Molecules, ed. , v.

Atoms and Molecules, ed. , v.

Describes the details and characteristics of atoms and molecules that are too small for the unaided eye to see.

Biomes and Ecosystems, ed. , v.
Biomes and Ecosystems, ed. , v.

Biomes and Ecosystems, ed. , v.

This book presents the extraordinary diversity of life on Earth through the lens of the diversity of biomes and ecosystems. The overview essays fall into a set of broad divisions: marine and oceanic biomes, inland aquatic biomes, deserts, forests, and grasslands, tundra, and human-dominated systems, and the place-based articles provide greater detail on particular ecosystems, such as the Great Barrier Reef.

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, ed. , v.
Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, ed. , v.

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, ed. , v.

This book explains Charles Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection while telling how a hypothesis became not merely a theory but the foundation of an entire science.

Earth and Its Moon, ed. , v.
Earth and Its Moon, ed. , v.

Earth and Its Moon, ed. , v.

Examines the unique properties of the Earth and its Moon, bodies in the solar system often overlooked by those of us so close to them.

Ecology, ed. , v.
Ecology, ed. , v.

Ecology, ed. , v.

Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.

Encyclopedia of Space, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Space, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Space, ed. , v.

Provides a guide to astronomy and space science and includes the facts and figures from the latest missions to the planets, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism, ed. , v.
Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism, ed. , v.

Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism, ed. , v.

This book provides easy and fun experiments to examine the principles of electricity and magnetism. Using easy-to-obtain household materials, readers will make a battery from electric cells, test objects to see if they are conductors or insulators, and build a simple electric motor.

Exploring Space, ed. , v.
Exploring Space, ed. , v.

Exploring Space, ed. , v.

This title examines the exploration of space, taking the reader across the solar system. It examines the explorers who journeyed into Earth's orbit and beyond, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.

Forces and Motion, ed. , v.
Forces and Motion, ed. , v.

Forces and Motion, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn about forces and motion. It covers topics such as gravity, friction, and famous discoveries such as Newton's laws of motion.

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.

Information Waves, ed. , v.
Information Waves, ed. , v.

Information Waves, ed. , v.

Explores the science behind modern technology: TV, radio, Internet, cell phones/mobile devices, Earth to space communication, satellites, and GPS. Expands students’ understanding of light and sound as mechanisms of energy transfer and transfer of information between objects that are not in contact. Covers scientists and discoveries that led to modern technology.

Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes, ed. , v.
Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes, ed. , v.

Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes, ed. , v.

Details the motion of the planet and the nature and study of both earthquakes and volcanoes.

Laws of Motion and Isaac Newton, ed. , v.
Laws of Motion and Isaac Newton, ed. , v.

Laws of Motion and Isaac Newton, ed. , v.

This book examines the work of Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest scientific minds of the past 500 years, who laid the groundwork for the theory of gravity and the laws of motion.

Magnetism, ed. , v.
Magnetism, ed. , v.

Magnetism, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will be introduced to the basics of magnetism, including Earth's magnetic field, attraction, and repulsion, as well as the scientists who discovered and worked with magnetism.

Rivers and Mountains, ed. , v.
Rivers and Mountains, ed. , v.

Rivers and Mountains, ed. , v.

This book discusses how rivers and mountains form, how they interact with the weather, how they change over time, and how civilizations benefit from them.

The Basics of the Periodic Table, ed. , v.
The Basics of the Periodic Table, ed. , v.

The Basics of the Periodic Table, ed. , v.

This book contains a history of both the discovery and classification of elements and the development of the modern periodic table. Included are discussions of the discovery of matter, atoms, atomic structure, molecules, compounds, ions, and isotopes, as well as the first identifications of the 118 (and counting) elements and the various ways they have been classified and organized by scientists up to the present-day periodic table.

The Inner Planets, ed. , v.
The Inner Planets, ed. , v.

The Inner Planets, ed. , v.

Examines the characteristics and facts about Mercury, Venus and Mars - the three smallest planets closest to the Sun, and neighbors to Earth.

The Nature of Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Space Objects, ed. , v.
The Nature of Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Space Objects, ed. , v.

The Nature of Planets, Dwarf Planets, and Space Objects, ed. , v.

Covers the diverse array of objects that are found within the solar system, including dwarf planets, asteroids and meteors.

The Outer Planets, ed. , v.
The Outer Planets, ed. , v.

The Outer Planets, ed. , v.

Examines the diverse features of our galaxy's planets farthest from the sun and our attempts at discovering more knowledge of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

The Sun, Stars, and Galaxies, ed. , v.
The Sun, Stars, and Galaxies, ed. , v.

The Sun, Stars, and Galaxies, ed. , v.

Examines the nature of the Sun and details the properties and types of various stars, as well as the greater galaxies of which they are a part.

Under the Ocean, ed. , v.
Under the Ocean, ed. , v.

Under the Ocean, ed. , v.

This book explores the research being done under the ocean, ranging from habitats and biodiversity to pollution and climate change, and the many STEM career possibilities for those interested in such research. Photographs of the latest technology and scientists at work show readers an exciting world they can be part of.

Waves of Light and Sound, ed. , v.
Waves of Light and Sound, ed. , v.

Waves of Light and Sound, ed. , v.

In this book, students will learn about electromagnetic and mechanical waves, the properties of waves and sound, pitch, amplitude, and the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as how all these things affect the products we use and even us as humans. This book will allow students to apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

What Does Gravity Do?, ed. , v.
What Does Gravity Do?, ed. , v.

What Does Gravity Do?, ed. , v.

This book explores important concepts such as weight and mass, how gravity affects our solar system, and zero gravity.

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.

History

African Kingdoms, ed. , v.
African Kingdoms, ed. , v.

African Kingdoms, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia covers the history of African kingdoms from antiquity through the mid-19th century, tracing the dynasties' ties to modern globalization and influences on world culture before, during, and after the demise of the slave trade. Includes firsthand accounts of Africa through the oral traditions of its people and the written journals of European explorers, missionaries, and travelers who visited Africa from the 15th century and onward.

Ancient China, ed. , v.
Ancient China, ed. , v.

Ancient China, ed. , v.

In Ancient China, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient China, including their technological wonders and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

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 India, ed. , v.
Ancient India, ed. , v.

Ancient India, ed. , v.

In Ancient India, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient India, including their enduring religions and rich literary traditions. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.

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.

Barack Obama and the Idea of a Postracial Society, ed. , v.
Barack Obama and the Idea of a Postracial Society, ed. , v.

Barack Obama and the Idea of a Postracial Society, ed. , v.

This guide features Barack Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, who became the first African American to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party.

Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.
Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.

Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will explore the different dynasties of ancient China, the memorable leaders that spearheaded them, and the lasting influences each period had on civilizations to follow, as well as learning about the oldest examples of Chinese writing, which ruler was responsible for completing the Great Wall, and the cultural context in which Confucius became a prominent philosopher.

India in Ancient Times, ed. , v.
India in Ancient Times, ed. , v.

India in Ancient Times, ed. , v.

This book explores the history and culture of ancient India.

Landmarks in African American History, ed. , v.
Landmarks in African American History, ed. , v.

Landmarks in African American History, ed. , v.

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers important moments in African American history.

Medicine on the Battlefield, ed. , v.
Medicine on the Battlefield, ed. , v.

Medicine on the Battlefield, ed. , v.

This title examines the medicines and methods used to combat the injuries, infections, and diseases induced by trench warfare.

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.

Minority Soldiers Fighting in World War I, ed. , v.
Minority Soldiers Fighting in World War I, ed. , v.

Minority Soldiers Fighting in World War I, ed. , v.

This book looks at the valor of minority soldiers, what life was like before and after the war, and the way cultural shifts began when minority soldiers fought alongside Europeans.

Minority Soldiers Fighting in World War II, ed. , v.
Minority Soldiers Fighting in World War II, ed. , v.

Minority Soldiers Fighting in World War II, ed. , v.

This book looks at these soldiers’ struggles, their triumphs, and the way that life changed for minorities after the war.

Minority Soldiers Fighting in the American Revolution, ed. , v.
Minority Soldiers Fighting in the American Revolution, ed. , v.

Minority Soldiers Fighting in the American Revolution, ed. , v.

This book looks at the contributions of African American soldiers and their experiences before and after the war. It also provides information about the war itself and two case studies that trace minority soldiers’ heroism in detail.

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.

Strategic Inventions of World War II, ed. , v.
Strategic Inventions of World War II, ed. , v.

Strategic Inventions of World War II, ed. , v.

The second World War provided an opportunity for new technologies to be developed and used. Among these technologies were the breech-loaded rifle, the jet engine, the computer, and radar. This book discusses World War II, the key technologies that defined it, and the legacy of those technologies today.

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

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

This book focuses on the underlying causes, important battles, remembered personages, and lasting outcomes of the Civil War through detailed information and photographs.

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.

This book provides a brief history of the American Civil War and discusses the underlying issues of racism and states’ rights that caused the war. Included are detailed maps, historic photographs, and a timeline of important dates in the country’s history to help readers gain a better understanding of some of its present struggles.

The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

This guide features African American writers, artists, and performers. Producing works that reflected the racial realities of the era between the end of the Civil War and the beginnings of the civil rights movement, these cultural luminaries helped define a new black consciousness.

The Rise of the Jim Crow Era, ed. , v.
The Rise of the Jim Crow Era, ed. , v.

The Rise of the Jim Crow Era, ed. , v.

This book examines the impact of laws and other challenges that African Americans faced between the Reconstruction period and World War I. Topics discussed include the rise of groups promoting white supremacy, laws designed to quash African-American voting, Plessey v. Ferguson, the success of Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee Institute, racially motivated riots, and the formation of the NAACP.

The Totally Gross History of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.
The Totally Gross History of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

The Totally Gross History of Ancient Greece, ed. , v.

This book provides a unique overview of the fashion and dress, diet, hygiene, medicine, and other cultural aspects of the ancient Greeks.

The Totally Gross History of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.
The Totally Gross History of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

The Totally Gross History of Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

This book provides a unique overview of the fashion and dress, diet, hygiene, medicine, and other cultural aspects of the ancient Romans.

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.

Trench Warfare, ed. , v.
Trench Warfare, ed. , v.

Trench Warfare, ed. , v.

This title examines the conditions, designs, soldiers, diseases, and warfare tactics of World War I's trenches.

Understanding the Bill of Rights, ed. , v.
Understanding the Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

Understanding the Bill of Rights, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn about the origins of the Bill of Rights, its creation, and the influence it still holds.

Understanding the Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.
Understanding the Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.

Understanding the Declaration of Independence, ed. , v.

In this book, readers discover how the Declaration of Independence shaped the foundation of a nation, and how it continues to influence American government today.

Women in World War I, ed. , v.
Women in World War I, ed. , v.

Women in World War I, ed. , v.

This title examines the various roles women played in the war effort, as well as the new opportunities and societal changes they faced during World War I.

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.

Women with Wings, ed. , v.
Women with Wings, ed. , v.

Women with Wings, ed. , v.

This book discusses how in the 1940s, women broke free from traditional gender roles by piloting aircraft both on the homefront and in combat, making critical contributions to the Allied victory in World War II.

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

World War I Weapons, ed. , v.

This title examines the development of the artillery, tanks, U-boats, chemical warfare, and aircraft used during World War I.

World War I and the Rise of Global Conflict, ed. , v.
World War I and the Rise of Global Conflict, ed. , v.

World War I and the Rise of Global Conflict, ed. , v.

This book examines the root causes of World War I, which escalated from a small political incident into a massive global crisis. It also details the impact of this war in its immediate aftermath and in the decades that followed. Historical photographs, primary sources, and in-depth sidebars are also included.

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

World War I, ed. , v.

This book explores the Great War, or World War I, a devastating war that persisted for more than 4 years. It covers the toll of the war, including the impact on families and children far from the frontline.

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 book explores World War II and the millions who fought so bravely. It covers the soldiers and battlefield maneuvers as well as the families at home working in hospitals, factories, and helping out the war effort in other ways.

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

World War II, ed. , v.

This book explores the American experience of World War II following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, covering Africa to Europe and the Pacific to the home front.

Multicultural Studies

American Indians of California, the Great Basin, and the Southwest, ed. , v.
American Indians of California, the Great Basin, and the Southwest, ed. , v.

American Indians of California, the Great Basin, and the Southwest, ed. , v.

Examines the various cultures of the indigenous peoples of California, the Great Basin and the Southwest, including social practices and spiritual beliefs.

American Indians of the Northeast and Southeast, ed. , v.
American Indians of the Northeast and Southeast, ed. , v.

American Indians of the Northeast and Southeast, ed. , v.

Explores the history, languages, rituals and interaction with European colonizers of the indigenous tribes of the Northeast and Southeast region of the United States, also known as Eastern Woodlands.

American Indians of the Plateau and Plains, ed. , v.
American Indians of the Plateau and Plains, ed. , v.

American Indians of the Plateau and Plains, ed. , v.

Examines the defining features of Native American tribes of the Plateau and Plains region of the United States, both before and after horses were introduced to the region and shaped these cultures.

Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic, Subarctic, and Northwest Coast, ed. , v.
Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic, Subarctic, and Northwest Coast, ed. , v.

Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic, Subarctic, and Northwest Coast, ed. , v.

Examines the history and cultural traditions of the indigenous peoples that have inhabited the harsh climates of the Arctic, American Subarctic, and American Northwest territories.

Landmarks in African American History, ed. , v.
Landmarks in African American History, ed. , v.

Landmarks in African American History, ed. , v.

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers important moments in African American history.

Nation and World

Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia, ed. , v.
Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia, ed. , v.

Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia, ed. , v.

This book gives a thorough introduction to Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia, covering their physical and human geography and their complex and often intersecting histories, tracing their journeys from small settlements and polities in the post–Roman Empire world, illustrating how Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia have progressed through the centuries, and now join together through their membership in the European Union as coequals facing the future together.

Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands, ed. , v.
Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands, ed. , v.

Belgium, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands, ed. , v.

Despite being known as the Low Countries, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands are far from insignificant. Each of the three countries have rich histories, and what they lack in size or population, they make up for in thriving cultural climates. This book pays each country its due, surveying the lands, societies, traditions, and histories that have elevated the Low Countries on the world stage.

Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, ed. , v.
Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, ed. , v.

Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, ed. , v.

This book takes a look at five countries in this region—Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia—exploring both what they are like today and how they have become what they are through the course of their histories. Each had ties to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires in earlier times, all became Eastern-bloc countries in the 20th century, and all successfully emerged from Communist rule in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Cyprus, Greece, and Malta, ed. , v.
Cyprus, Greece, and Malta, ed. , v.

Cyprus, Greece, and Malta, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers not only to Greece but also to Cyprus and Malta, island countries that were also among the earliest sites of civilization in Europe, and examines the historical events that shaped these European Union countries as well as the cultural traditions of the diverse societies that call them home. The three countries share a rugged landscape, Mediterranean climate, and membership in the EU.

Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, ed. , v.
Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, ed. , v.

Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, ed. , v.

This study of Denmark, Finland, and Sweden shows how these nations have emerged from the long shadow of their early days in the Viking era to become vibrant societies with proud traditions, distinct customs, and promising futures. Readers will learn about the land, people, governments, and economies of these fascinating countries, and examine the historical paths each took to achieve the successes they enjoy in the modern age.

Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.
Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.

Discovering Ancient China, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will explore the different dynasties of ancient China, the memorable leaders that spearheaded them, and the lasting influences each period had on civilizations to follow, as well as learning about the oldest examples of Chinese writing, which ruler was responsible for completing the Great Wall, and the cultural context in which Confucius became a prominent philosopher.

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, ed. , v.
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, ed. , v.

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, ed. , v.

After emerging from the long shadow cast by the Soviet Union, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania and neighboring Poland transitioned from communism to market economies and instituted democratic reforms in a remarkably short time. Although each continues to contend with various economic and political issues, their successes have allowed them to become some of the few former Eastern bloc states to join the European Union.

France, ed. , v.
France, ed. , v.

France, ed. , v.

France has long played a dominant role on the world stage, and as one of the largest countries of the European Union, its global influence shows no signs of dying down. This book surveys France’s assorted regions, its renowned traditions, the individuals and peoples that have led it to greatness, and the struggles and successes of its past and present.

Germany, ed. , v.
Germany, ed. , v.

Germany, ed. , v.

This title profiles Germany from antiquity to the present day, examining its layered past, including its transition from a world power to a divided state and the major economic strides it has made since unification. It covers Germany's time as a significant power in Europe and the world, its roles in both World Wars, and its folk traditions, regional culture, and intellectual tradition that have endured throughout the ages.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ed. , v.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ed. , v.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ed. , v.

This book explores Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including its geology, plant and animal life, the peoples who have called it home, and its main attractions.

Growing Up in Australia, ed. , v.
Growing Up in Australia, ed. , v.

Growing Up in Australia, ed. , v.

This book features an overview of Australia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.

Ireland, ed. , v.
Ireland, ed. , v.

Ireland, ed. , v.

The independent Ireland's rich history and cultural bounties date back centuries. Enduring strife, struggling against external control—notably English rule—as well as against infighting, Ireland has continued to be known as the “land of saints and scholars."This book surveys the land, people, culture, and history of this storied country, from the beginning of Celtic society to the development of the Celtic Tiger economy of the early 21st century.

Italy, ed. , v.
Italy, ed. , v.

Italy, ed. , v.

Known for its Renaissance art masterpieces, its spectacular landscapes, and its cuisine, Italy is a country comprised of individual regions, each with their own identities, histories, and traditions. This book follows Italy’s trajectory from a land of disparate barbarian kingdoms to a republic, through the glories of the Medici period, Italy’s development into one of the world’s most industrialized countries, and the diverse society that makes up its population.

Portugal and Spain, ed. , v.
Portugal and Spain, ed. , v.

Portugal and Spain, ed. , v.

As neighbors on the Iberian Peninsula and early rival nations, Portugal and Spain have been associated for much of their histories, each country boasts distinct social, cultural, and economic identities. This book examines the evolution of each country from the rise of their earliest civilizations through their rivalry during the Age of Discovery, their days as empire-builders, their struggles through authoritarian regimes, and their emergence as independent nations.

The History of Western Africa, ed. , v.
The History of Western Africa, ed. , v.

The History of Western Africa, ed. , v.

Surveys the history of the many nations of western Africa where its diverse peoples continue to navigate a path towards a more stable future.

The United Kingdom: England, ed. , v.
The United Kingdom: England, ed. , v.

The United Kingdom: England, ed. , v.

England has been a nation of considerable stature on the international stage for much of its history. As the home of parliamentary government, William Shakespeare, and the English language, England has been an influential player in the political and cultural development of nations the world over. The story of England is captured in this compelling volume, which provides an overview of its rich past, remarkable present, and promising future.

The United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, ed. , v.
The United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, ed. , v.

The United Kingdom: Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, ed. , v.

Often seem to be eclipsed by neighboring England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales are storied lands that have sparked the global imagination through their legends and centuries-old traditions. Each is culturally distinct, with languages, traditions, and identities not shared by the others.

Biography

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, ed. , v.
Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, ed. , v.

Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, ed. , v.

This book explains Charles Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection while telling how a hypothesis became not merely a theory but the foundation of an entire science.

Laws of Motion and Isaac Newton, ed. , v.
Laws of Motion and Isaac Newton, ed. , v.

Laws of Motion and Isaac Newton, ed. , v.

This book examines the work of Sir Isaac Newton, one of the greatest scientific minds of the past 500 years, who laid the groundwork for the theory of gravity and the laws of motion.

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.

Technology

Exploring Space, ed. , v.
Exploring Space, ed. , v.

Exploring Space, ed. , v.

This title examines the exploration of space, taking the reader across the solar system. It examines the explorers who journeyed into Earth's orbit and beyond, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.

Strategic Inventions of World War II, ed. , v.
Strategic Inventions of World War II, ed. , v.

Strategic Inventions of World War II, ed. , v.

The second World War provided an opportunity for new technologies to be developed and used. Among these technologies were the breech-loaded rifle, the jet engine, the computer, and radar. This book discusses World War II, the key technologies that defined it, and the legacy of those technologies today.

Social Science

The #MeToo Movement, ed. , v.
The #MeToo Movement, ed. , v.

The #MeToo Movement, ed. , v.

This volume provides an overview of the #MeToo Movement and its impact on American society, from Hollywood to factories, campuses, and offices across the country. It discusses late twentieth-century efforts to identify sexual harassment as a longstanding societal problem; explains how the 2016 presidential election brought new attention to this issue; introduces activists who launched it; and surveys impacts of the movement on American politics, business, and entertainment.

Transgender Rights and Protections, ed. , v.
Transgender Rights and Protections, ed. , v.

Transgender Rights and Protections, ed. , v.

This book examines the rights of the transgender community and the areas in which further action is still needed for their protection, while addressing transgender issues and the non-discrimination laws and regulations that explicitly include transgender rights. It includes information on how to become trans allies and how to fight against trans discrimination in their day-to-day lives.

Women in the American Political System, ed. , v.
Women in the American Political System, ed. , v.

Women in the American Political System, ed. , v.

This book examines how women candidates, voters, and office holders shape U.S. political processes and institutions, lending their perspectives to gradually evolve American life and values. Essays in this encyclopedic sourcebook on the evolution of women's involvement in American politics examine the rising prominence of women as voters, candidates, public officials, and lawmakers, and how political processes and institutions are shaped by women and their perspectives.

Law

Women in the American Political System, ed. , v.
Women in the American Political System, ed. , v.

Women in the American Political System, ed. , v.

This book examines how women candidates, voters, and office holders shape U.S. political processes and institutions, lending their perspectives to gradually evolve American life and values. Essays in this encyclopedic sourcebook on the evolution of women's involvement in American politics examine the rising prominence of women as voters, candidates, public officials, and lawmakers, and how political processes and institutions are shaped by women and their perspectives.