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Achieving High Performance, ed. , v.
Achieving High Performance, ed. , v.

Achieving High Performance, ed. , v.

Features how to maximize your impact in the workplace and how to get the best out of your job by working smarter, not harder.

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American Eras, ed. , v.
American Eras, ed. , v.

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

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

Americans at War, ed. , v.

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

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

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Covers ancient Egyptian culture and traditions and profiles important sites throughout Egypt, many of which still contain remnants and artifacts that illustrate the importance of this extraordinary civilization.

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.

This book recounts the events that were instrumental to the development of this civilization and the legacies it has left behind. Offers in-depth discussion on the Pre-Greek societies that fueled the imagination and gave birth to an enduring body of Greek mythology.

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 Philosophy, ed. , v.
Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.

Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.

Introduces readers to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and also examines the effect of these thinkers on the major religions of the time, namely, Judaism and Christianity.

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

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

This book covers the history of ancient Rome as it was shaped by strife and by prosperity, making it a cradle of endless and enduring possibilities.

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.

Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.
Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.

Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.

This guide tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, from ancient and medieval times to modern day, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.

Astronomical Observations, ed. , v.
Astronomical Observations, ed. , v.

Astronomical Observations, ed. , v.

Traces the path of modern astronomy, from initial efforts to map the heavens to today's use of high-tech telescopes and cutting-edge devices that help people delve deeper into celestial discovery.

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.

Baby & Child Health, ed. , v.
Baby & Child Health, ed. , v.

Baby & Child Health, ed. , v.

Teaches how to diagnose diseases and disorders in and perform first aid for babies and children under the age of ten.

Blood, ed. , v.
Blood, ed. , v.

Blood, ed. , v.

Detailed diagrams supplement the text and allow readers a glimpse into the anatomy and life-sustaining properties of human blood. Follow the course of blood as it circulates through the body and its component parts.

Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.
Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.

Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.

Details the anatomy and mechanisms that allow bones and muscles to operate naturally and examines the consequences of disease and injury on these fundamental components of the human body.

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

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

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

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.
Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

Covers religions of the world and the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. Includes entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies, images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts.

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

Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.

A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.

Doing Business in China, ed. , v.
Doing Business in China, ed. , v.

Doing Business in China, ed. , v.

Provides a practical entry-level guide, from etiquette to trends, for doing business in China.

Doing Business in India, ed. , v.
Doing Business in India, ed. , v.

Doing Business in India, ed. , v.

Provides a practical entry-level guide, from etiquette to trends, for doing business in India.

Doing Business in South America, ed. , v.
Doing Business in South America, ed. , v.

Doing Business in South America, ed. , v.

Provides a practical entry-level guide, from etiquette to trends, for doing business in South America.

Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.
Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.

Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.

Examines the interconnectedness of the ear, nose, and throat within the human body and how disorders and diseases cause afflictions to these areas.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.

Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and what makes them addictive.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of 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.

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

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

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

Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.
Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.

Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.

Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.

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

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

Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

Fossil Fuels, ed. , v.
Fossil Fuels, ed. , v.

Fossil Fuels, ed. , v.

Examines the production and distribution of fossil fuels and their viability as a future energy source.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

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

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding, ed. , v.
Help Your Kids with Computer Coding, ed. , v.

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding, ed. , v.

This book introduces the essential concepts of programming with simple instructions, and without specialized computer lingo. Fun projects let kids start putting their computer skills into practice and build their own code using Scratch programming and Python, the two most popular languages. Also included are profiles on coding stars and insights in technology such as the Raspberry Pi mini computer.

Help Your Kids with Language Arts, ed. , v.
Help Your Kids with Language Arts, ed. , v.

Help Your Kids with Language Arts, ed. , v.

This guide for parents who want to assist their children with schoolwork presents the ins and outs of English in a clear, visual, and accessible style, covering everything from the basic concepts of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and communication skills to some of the more challenging ideas that face students today.

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

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

Interviewing People, ed. , v.
Interviewing People, ed. , v.

Interviewing People, ed. , v.

Provides tools to learn how to find the right person for the job every time.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.

Students will find everything they need to conduct thorough research on 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.
Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Accompanied by panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, this highly visual book traces the history of medicine. Diaries, notebooks, and other first-person accounts tell these stories from the perspective of people who witnessed medical history firsthand.

Managing People, ed. , v.
Managing People, ed. , v.

Managing People, ed. , v.

Shows how to maximize your impact in the workplace and how to get the best out of your job by working smarter, not harder.

Manned Spaceflight, ed. , v.
Manned Spaceflight, ed. , v.

Manned Spaceflight, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed account of manned spaceflight, from the first launch of unmanned spacecraft to the establishment of the International Space Station.

Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.
Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.

Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.

Features Plato and Aristotle, medieval philosophers, who were able to find logical bases for their theological beliefs, using rationality to better comprehend their faith. This book looks at the individuals who pioneered these new schools of thought and their lasting effects on our understanding of the nature of reality.

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

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Celebrated for numerous developments in the areas of law, writing, religion, and mathematics, Mesopotamia has been immortalized as the cradle of civilization. Covers the ancient culture's rich history and accomplishments, and the magnificent temples and artifacts left behind.

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.

Modern History in Pictures, ed. , v.
Modern History in Pictures, ed. , v.

Modern History in Pictures, ed. , v.

This guidebook chronicles key events from 1900 to the present day in a unique storyboard style. Each story unfolds step by step, using sequences of photographs to reveal the triumphs and tragedies that shaped the modern world.

Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.
Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.

Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.

Traces the evolution of present-day Western philosophy and the diverging methods of inquiry that continue to inform a wide range of disciplines.

Negotiating, ed. , v.
Negotiating, ed. , v.

Negotiating, ed. , v.

Whether in discussions about a raise or corporate merger, get the essential tips and skills needed to provide the know-how to get what you want.

Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.
Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.

Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.

This book covers the traditions, social organizations, languages, and ideas that shaped ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. The intellectual and cultural achievements of Pre-Columbian America rivaled those of ancient Rome and Egypt, and greatly enriched the landscape of present-day Mexico and Central America.

Project Management, ed. , v.
Project Management, ed. , v.

Project Management, ed. , v.

Features tools on how to manage your workload, delegate effectively, and motivate your staff to get the job done.

Renewable and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Renewable and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Renewable and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Examines the possibility of a cleaner and more energy efficient future by detailing the historic and emerging technologies behind some the most promising alternative resources.

Selling, ed. , v.
Selling, ed. , v.

Selling, ed. , v.

Offers tips and techniques for successful selling, including how to speak persuasively, how to enthuse your audience, and how to sell with confidence.

Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.
Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.

Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.

Examines the human integumentary system of skin and connective tissue and all the complexities of this part of the body, including disorders and diseases which can cause affiction.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.

Covers topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, and art and performance (including theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

Step-by-Step Cake Decorating, ed. , v.
Step-by-Step Cake Decorating, ed. , v.

Step-by-Step Cake Decorating, ed. , v.

This book provides step-by-step techniques on how to prepare icings and coverings, use specialist equipment, and build, pipe, emboss, model, and airbrush superstar cakes.

Strategic Management, ed. , v.
Strategic Management, ed. , v.

Strategic Management, ed. , v.

Features how to maximize your impact in the workplace and how to get the best out of your job by working smarter, not harder.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.
Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Maps, illustrations and text describe various aspects of countries of the world including physical features, population, standards of living, natural resources, industries, environmental issues and climate.

The 100 Most Influential Painters & Sculptors of the Renaissance, ed. , v.
The 100 Most Influential Painters & Sculptors of the Renaissance, ed. , v.

The 100 Most Influential Painters & Sculptors of the Renaissance, ed. , v.

Contains chronologically arranged entries profiling one hundred of the world's most influential painters and sculptors from ancient times through the twentieth century.

The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.
The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.

The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.

Covers the amazing intricacies of this vital system as well as the effects of disease and damage.

The Business Book, ed. , v.
The Business Book, ed. , v.

The Business Book, ed. , v.

The Business Book is a primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. One hundred quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders, and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics.

The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.
The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.

The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.

Covers the anatomy of the heart and the effects of the diseases to which it is sometimes prone. Provides annotated diagrams and illustrations to bolster the narrative and highlight significant aspects of cardiology and the cardiovascular system.

The Digestive System, ed. , v.
The Digestive System, ed. , v.

The Digestive System, ed. , v.

Examines all the vital components involved in consuming and digesting food as well as the diseases and disorders that can plague this frequently overlooked area of the human body.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.
The Economics Book, ed. , v.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.

This book reveals the many ideas and schools of economics that have emerged since trading first began in ancient times.

The Endocrine System, ed. , v.
The Endocrine System, ed. , v.

The Endocrine System, ed. , v.

Examines the endocrine system, which consists of hormone-secreting glands, that are of great importance to the functioning of the human body, including reproductive activity.

The Eye, ed. , v.
The Eye, ed. , v.

The Eye, ed. , v.

The structures and functions of the eye are examined in this volume that describes how we are able to process what we observe and react accordingly.

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

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.

Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.

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

The 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 Inner Solar System, ed. , v.
The Inner Solar System, ed. , v.

The Inner Solar System, ed. , v.

Covers what is currently known about the sun and the inner planets of the solar system.

The Kidneys and the Renal System, ed. , v.
The Kidneys and the Renal System, ed. , v.

The Kidneys and the Renal System, ed. , v.

Examines the renal, or urinary, system, along with the kidneys, which serve as a plumbing and waste management network within the human body, and are of vital importance.

The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.
The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.

The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.

Examines the vibrant prose and dynamic range of both Spanish and Latin American authors, whose narratives are informed as much by their imaginations as the turbulent histories of these native lands.

The Milky Way and Beyond, ed. , v.
The Milky Way and Beyond, ed. , v.

The Milky Way and Beyond, ed. , v.

Provides a study of the Milky Way Galaxy, as well as information on the Andromeda Galaxy and other galaxies scattered across the cosmos.

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 Outer Solar System, ed. , v.
The Outer Solar System, ed. , v.

The Outer Solar System, ed. , v.

Features the outer solar system and discusses asteroids, meteors and meteorites, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, and comets.

The Reproductive System, ed. , v.
The Reproductive System, ed. , v.

The Reproductive System, ed. , v.

This comprehensive narrative details both the biological process of procreation and the often divisive debates on how best to approach matters related to the human body.

The Respiratory System, ed. , v.
The Respiratory System, ed. , v.

The Respiratory System, ed. , v.

Although vulnerable to various infections and other disorders, the respiratory system by and large continues to function in order to sustain us. This book explores each element involved in this subconscious process and the factors that perpetuate human life.

The Science of War, ed. , v.
The Science of War, ed. , v.

The Science of War, ed. , v.

Examines how the tactics and strategies of war have evolved from ancient battles to the sophisticated weapons of today's warfare.

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.

The Universe, ed. , v.
The Universe, ed. , v.

The Universe, ed. , v.

Provides a study of The Universe, covering everything from the birth of a single star to the discovery of objects such as the Galaxy Triplet ARP 274.

Twins, ed. , v.
Twins, ed. , v.

Twins, ed. , v.

Includes practical advice for parents of twins from pregnancy through to their first birthday.

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.
UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.
UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

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

Unmanned Space Missions, ed. , v.
Unmanned Space Missions, ed. , v.

Unmanned Space Missions, ed. , v.

Covers unmanned spacecraft such as NASA's Mars rover with its ability to collect samples and take photographs in inhospitable environments.

War at Sea and in the Air, ed. , v.
War at Sea and in the Air, ed. , v.

War at Sea and in the Air, ed. , v.

Examines how taking conflicts from land to the water and in the air has changed the strategies and tactics employed during warfare.

War on Land, ed. , v.
War on Land, ed. , v.

War on Land, ed. , v.

Covers the weaponry, tactics and strategies--such as fortifications, artillery and arms--that have evolved in land-based warfare from ancient times to today.

Weapons of Mass Destruction, ed. , v.
Weapons of Mass Destruction, ed. , v.

Weapons of Mass Destruction, ed. , v.

Examines the science behind nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction, and what treaties and precaution have been enacted to restrict the loss of lives due to these devices.

World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide, ed. , v.
World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide, ed. , v.

World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide, ed. , v.

This illustrated book provides an in-depth account of World War I on the occasion of the centennial of the start of the Great War. It charts the developments of the war from a global perspective using illustrated timelines, detailed maps, and personal accounts, and includes in-depth profiles of the key generals and political leaders and full-color photo galleries showcasing the weapons, inventions, and new technologies that altered the course of history.

Business

Achieving High Performance, ed. , v.
Achieving High Performance, ed. , v.

Achieving High Performance, ed. , v.

Features how to maximize your impact in the workplace and how to get the best out of your job by working smarter, not harder.

Doing Business in China, ed. , v.
Doing Business in China, ed. , v.

Doing Business in China, ed. , v.

Provides a practical entry-level guide, from etiquette to trends, for doing business in China.

Doing Business in India, ed. , v.
Doing Business in India, ed. , v.

Doing Business in India, ed. , v.

Provides a practical entry-level guide, from etiquette to trends, for doing business in India.

Doing Business in South America, ed. , v.
Doing Business in South America, ed. , v.

Doing Business in South America, ed. , v.

Provides a practical entry-level guide, from etiquette to trends, for doing business in South America.

Interviewing People, ed. , v.
Interviewing People, ed. , v.

Interviewing People, ed. , v.

Provides tools to learn how to find the right person for the job every time.

Managing People, ed. , v.
Managing People, ed. , v.

Managing People, ed. , v.

Shows how to maximize your impact in the workplace and how to get the best out of your job by working smarter, not harder.

Negotiating, ed. , v.
Negotiating, ed. , v.

Negotiating, ed. , v.

Whether in discussions about a raise or corporate merger, get the essential tips and skills needed to provide the know-how to get what you want.

Project Management, ed. , v.
Project Management, ed. , v.

Project Management, ed. , v.

Features tools on how to manage your workload, delegate effectively, and motivate your staff to get the job done.

Selling, ed. , v.
Selling, ed. , v.

Selling, ed. , v.

Offers tips and techniques for successful selling, including how to speak persuasively, how to enthuse your audience, and how to sell with confidence.

Strategic Management, ed. , v.
Strategic Management, ed. , v.

Strategic Management, ed. , v.

Features how to maximize your impact in the workplace and how to get the best out of your job by working smarter, not harder.

The Business Book, ed. , v.
The Business Book, ed. , v.

The Business Book, ed. , v.

The Business Book is a primer to key theories of business and management, covering inspirational business ideas, business strategy and alternative business models. One hundred quotations introduce you to the work of great commercial thinkers, leaders, and gurus from Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, and to topics spanning from start-ups to ethics.

History

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

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

American Eras, ed. , v.
American Eras, ed. , v.

American Eras, ed. , v.

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

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

Americans at War, ed. , v.

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

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

Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Covers ancient Egyptian culture and traditions and profiles important sites throughout Egypt, many of which still contain remnants and artifacts that illustrate the importance of this extraordinary civilization.

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.

This book recounts the events that were instrumental to the development of this civilization and the legacies it has left behind. Offers in-depth discussion on the Pre-Greek societies that fueled the imagination and gave birth to an enduring body of Greek mythology.

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 Philosophy, ed. , v.
Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.

Ancient Philosophy, ed. , v.

Introduces readers to Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and also examines the effect of these thinkers on the major religions of the time, namely, Judaism and Christianity.

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

Ancient Rome, ed. , v.

This book covers the history of ancient Rome as it was shaped by strife and by prosperity, making it a cradle of endless and enduring possibilities.

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.

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

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

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

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.
Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America, ed. , v.

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

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 Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia spans the globe to explain the issues behind crimes against humanity and human rights issues as they relate to individual countries and the world at large. It traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending genocide and crimes against humanity.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.
Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Accompanied by panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, this highly visual book traces the history of medicine. Diaries, notebooks, and other first-person accounts tell these stories from the perspective of people who witnessed medical history firsthand.

Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.
Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.

Medieval Philosophy, ed. , v.

Features Plato and Aristotle, medieval philosophers, who were able to find logical bases for their theological beliefs, using rationality to better comprehend their faith. This book looks at the individuals who pioneered these new schools of thought and their lasting effects on our understanding of the nature of reality.

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

Mesopotamia, ed. , v.

Celebrated for numerous developments in the areas of law, writing, religion, and mathematics, Mesopotamia has been immortalized as the cradle of civilization. Covers the ancient culture's rich history and accomplishments, and the magnificent temples and artifacts left behind.

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.

Modern History in Pictures, ed. , v.
Modern History in Pictures, ed. , v.

Modern History in Pictures, ed. , v.

This guidebook chronicles key events from 1900 to the present day in a unique storyboard style. Each story unfolds step by step, using sequences of photographs to reveal the triumphs and tragedies that shaped the modern world.

Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.
Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.

Modern Philosophy, ed. , v.

Traces the evolution of present-day Western philosophy and the diverging methods of inquiry that continue to inform a wide range of disciplines.

Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.
Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.

Pre-Columbian America, ed. , v.

This book covers the traditions, social organizations, languages, and ideas that shaped ancient Mesoamerican civilizations. The intellectual and cultural achievements of Pre-Columbian America rivaled those of ancient Rome and Egypt, and greatly enriched the landscape of present-day Mexico and Central America.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.

Covers topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, and art and performance (including theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

The Science of War, ed. , v.
The Science of War, ed. , v.

The Science of War, ed. , v.

Examines how the tactics and strategies of war have evolved from ancient battles to the sophisticated weapons of today's warfare.

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.
UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

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

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.
UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

UXL American Decades, ed. , v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

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

War at Sea and in the Air, ed. , v.
War at Sea and in the Air, ed. , v.

War at Sea and in the Air, ed. , v.

Examines how taking conflicts from land to the water and in the air has changed the strategies and tactics employed during warfare.

War on Land, ed. , v.
War on Land, ed. , v.

War on Land, ed. , v.

Covers the weaponry, tactics and strategies--such as fortifications, artillery and arms--that have evolved in land-based warfare from ancient times to today.

Weapons of Mass Destruction, ed. , v.
Weapons of Mass Destruction, ed. , v.

Weapons of Mass Destruction, ed. , v.

Examines the science behind nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction, and what treaties and precaution have been enacted to restrict the loss of lives due to these devices.

World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide, ed. , v.
World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide, ed. , v.

World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide, ed. , v.

This illustrated book provides an in-depth account of World War I on the occasion of the centennial of the start of the Great War. It charts the developments of the war from a global perspective using illustrated timelines, detailed maps, and personal accounts, and includes in-depth profiles of the key generals and political leaders and full-color photo galleries showcasing the weapons, inventions, and new technologies that altered the course of history.

Arts

Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.
Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.

Art That Changed the World, ed. , v.

This guide tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, from ancient and medieval times to modern day, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.

Science

Astronomical Observations, ed. , v.
Astronomical Observations, ed. , v.

Astronomical Observations, ed. , v.

Traces the path of modern astronomy, from initial efforts to map the heavens to today's use of high-tech telescopes and cutting-edge devices that help people delve deeper into celestial discovery.

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.

Blood, ed. , v.
Blood, ed. , v.

Blood, ed. , v.

Detailed diagrams supplement the text and allow readers a glimpse into the anatomy and life-sustaining properties of human blood. Follow the course of blood as it circulates through the body and its component parts.

Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.
Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.

Bone and Muscle, ed. , v.

Details the anatomy and mechanisms that allow bones and muscles to operate naturally and examines the consequences of disease and injury on these fundamental components of the human body.

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.

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.

Fossil Fuels, ed. , v.
Fossil Fuels, ed. , v.

Fossil Fuels, ed. , v.

Examines the production and distribution of fossil fuels and their viability as a future energy source.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

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

Manned Spaceflight, ed. , v.
Manned Spaceflight, ed. , v.

Manned Spaceflight, ed. , v.

Provides a detailed account of manned spaceflight, from the first launch of unmanned spacecraft to the establishment of the International Space Station.

Renewable and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Renewable and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Renewable and Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Examines the possibility of a cleaner and more energy efficient future by detailing the historic and emerging technologies behind some the most promising alternative resources.

The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.
The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.

The Brain and the Nervous System, ed. , v.

Covers the amazing intricacies of this vital system as well as the effects of disease and damage.

The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.
The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.

The Cardiovascular System, ed. , v.

Covers the anatomy of the heart and the effects of the diseases to which it is sometimes prone. Provides annotated diagrams and illustrations to bolster the narrative and highlight significant aspects of cardiology and the cardiovascular system.

The Digestive System, ed. , v.
The Digestive System, ed. , v.

The Digestive System, ed. , v.

Examines all the vital components involved in consuming and digesting food as well as the diseases and disorders that can plague this frequently overlooked area of the human body.

The Endocrine System, ed. , v.
The Endocrine System, ed. , v.

The Endocrine System, ed. , v.

Examines the endocrine system, which consists of hormone-secreting glands, that are of great importance to the functioning of the human body, including reproductive activity.

The Eye, ed. , v.
The Eye, ed. , v.

The Eye, ed. , v.

The structures and functions of the eye are examined in this volume that describes how we are able to process what we observe and react accordingly.

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 Inner Solar System, ed. , v.
The Inner Solar System, ed. , v.

The Inner Solar System, ed. , v.

Covers what is currently known about the sun and the inner planets of the solar system.

The Kidneys and the Renal System, ed. , v.
The Kidneys and the Renal System, ed. , v.

The Kidneys and the Renal System, ed. , v.

Examines the renal, or urinary, system, along with the kidneys, which serve as a plumbing and waste management network within the human body, and are of vital importance.

The Milky Way and Beyond, ed. , v.
The Milky Way and Beyond, ed. , v.

The Milky Way and Beyond, ed. , v.

Provides a study of the Milky Way Galaxy, as well as information on the Andromeda Galaxy and other galaxies scattered across the cosmos.

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 Outer Solar System, ed. , v.
The Outer Solar System, ed. , v.

The Outer Solar System, ed. , v.

Features the outer solar system and discusses asteroids, meteors and meteorites, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, and comets.

The Reproductive System, ed. , v.
The Reproductive System, ed. , v.

The Reproductive System, ed. , v.

This comprehensive narrative details both the biological process of procreation and the often divisive debates on how best to approach matters related to the human body.

The Respiratory System, ed. , v.
The Respiratory System, ed. , v.

The Respiratory System, ed. , v.

Although vulnerable to various infections and other disorders, the respiratory system by and large continues to function in order to sustain us. This book explores each element involved in this subconscious process and the factors that perpetuate human life.

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.

The Universe, ed. , v.
The Universe, ed. , v.

The Universe, ed. , v.

Provides a study of The Universe, covering everything from the birth of a single star to the discovery of objects such as the Galaxy Triplet ARP 274.

Unmanned Space Missions, ed. , v.
Unmanned Space Missions, ed. , v.

Unmanned Space Missions, ed. , v.

Covers unmanned spacecraft such as NASA's Mars rover with its ability to collect samples and take photographs in inhospitable environments.

General Reference

Baby & Child Health, ed. , v.
Baby & Child Health, ed. , v.

Baby & Child Health, ed. , v.

Teaches how to diagnose diseases and disorders in and perform first aid for babies and children under the age of ten.

Step-by-Step Cake Decorating, ed. , v.
Step-by-Step Cake Decorating, ed. , v.

Step-by-Step Cake Decorating, ed. , v.

This book provides step-by-step techniques on how to prepare icings and coverings, use specialist equipment, and build, pipe, emboss, model, and airbrush superstar cakes.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.
Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Student World Atlas, ed. 7, v.

Maps, illustrations and text describe various aspects of countries of the world including physical features, population, standards of living, natural resources, industries, environmental issues and climate.

Twins, ed. , v.
Twins, ed. , v.

Twins, ed. , v.

Includes practical advice for parents of twins from pregnancy through to their first birthday.

Religion

Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.
Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions, ed. , v.

Covers religions of the world and the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. Includes entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies, images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts.

Nation and World

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

Cities of the World, ed. 6, v.

A compilation of current information on cultural, geographic, and political conditions in 193 countries and their cities covering six continents, based on the Department of State's Post Reports. Maps and photos of many cities included.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cities, ed. , v.

Students will find everything they need to conduct thorough research on 50 cities from all over the world, including information on each city's history, neighborhoods, museums, parks, transportation, geography, holidays and festivals, population profiles and much more.

Medicine

Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.
Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.

Ear, Nose, and Throat, ed. , v.

Examines the interconnectedness of the ear, nose, and throat within the human body and how disorders and diseases cause afflictions to these areas.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 2, v.

Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social, medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol, as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and what makes them addictive.

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

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

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

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

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

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

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.
Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Kill or Cure, ed. , v.

Accompanied by panels, timelines, and thematic spreads, this highly visual book traces the history of medicine. Diaries, notebooks, and other first-person accounts tell these stories from the perspective of people who witnessed medical history firsthand.

Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.
Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.

Skin and Connective Tissue, ed. , v.

Examines the human integumentary system of skin and connective tissue and all the complexities of this part of the body, including disorders and diseases which can cause affiction.

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

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

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.

Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

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

Social Science

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

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

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

Help Your Kids with Language Arts, ed. , v.
Help Your Kids with Language Arts, ed. , v.

Help Your Kids with Language Arts, ed. , v.

This guide for parents who want to assist their children with schoolwork presents the ins and outs of English in a clear, visual, and accessible style, covering everything from the basic concepts of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and communication skills to some of the more challenging ideas that face students today.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. , v.

Covers topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, and art and performance (including theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

The Economics Book, ed. , v.
The Economics Book, ed. , v.

The Economics Book, ed. , v.

This book reveals the many ideas and schools of economics that have emerged since trading first began in ancient times.

Environment

Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.
Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.

Endangered Species, ed. 2, v.

Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

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

Technology

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding, ed. , v.
Help Your Kids with Computer Coding, ed. , v.

Help Your Kids with Computer Coding, ed. , v.

This book introduces the essential concepts of programming with simple instructions, and without specialized computer lingo. Fun projects let kids start putting their computer skills into practice and build their own code using Scratch programming and Python, the two most popular languages. Also included are profiles on coding stars and insights in technology such as the Raspberry Pi mini computer.

Biography

The 100 Most Influential Painters & Sculptors of the Renaissance, ed. , v.
The 100 Most Influential Painters & Sculptors of the Renaissance, ed. , v.

The 100 Most Influential Painters & Sculptors of the Renaissance, ed. , v.

Contains chronologically arranged entries profiling one hundred of the world's most influential painters and sculptors from ancient times through the twentieth century.

Literature

The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.
The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.

The Literature of Spain and Latin America, ed. , v.

Examines the vibrant prose and dynamic range of both Spanish and Latin American authors, whose narratives are informed as much by their imaginations as the turbulent histories of these native lands.