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Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23
America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23

America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23

Provides statistical information and other essential data on the top cities currently cited as the best for business and living in the United States.

America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14
America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14

America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14

Includes current, comprehensive statistical information on top-rated U.S. cities. Provides concise social, business, economic, demographic and environmental profiles of each city, including brief evaluative comments.

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6
America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6

Designed to provide current, concise statistical profiles of top U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 99,999. Includes social, business, economic, demographic and environmental profiles of each city, with brief evaluative comments.

American Law Yearbook
American Law Yearbook

American Law Yearbook

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

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

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25

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

American Revolution
American Revolution

American Revolution

Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.

Amphibian
Amphibian

Amphibian

Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

Arctic and Antarctic
Arctic and Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.

Arms & Armour
Arms & Armour

Arms & Armour

Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.

Astronomy
Astronomy

Astronomy

Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.

Baptists in America
Baptists in America

Baptists in America

Offers a historical and sociological portrait of this diverse denomination. Traces the history of Baptists, examines the development of Baptist beliefs and practices, and offers an overview of the various denominations and fellowships within Baptism. Also discusses theological disputes, as well as social and political divisions among Baptists.

Bird
Bird

Bird

Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

Black Congressmen During Reconstruction
Black Congressmen During Reconstruction

Black Congressmen During Reconstruction

Provides brief biographical sketches of African Americans who were elected to Congress during the Reconstruction. Also, includes excerpts from documents illuminating their activities in Congress.

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

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

Buddhism in America
Buddhism in America

Buddhism in America

Offers a portrait of the communities, institutions, practices, and individuals that are integral to the contemporary Buddhist landscape. Covers Buddhist beliefs and history. Presents profiles of Buddhist traditions that have been brought to the United States from around the world. Assesses American Buddhism as a whole and looks into its future.

Bullying
Bullying

Bullying

This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.

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

Business Plans Handbook, v. 5

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

Butterfly
Butterfly

Butterfly

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Castle
Castle

Castle

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry

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

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

Cities of the United States, ed. 6

Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

Civil War
Civil War

Civil War

Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

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

Clothing and Fashion
Clothing and Fashion

Clothing and Fashion

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

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions
Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

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.

Countries and Their Cultures
Countries and Their Cultures

Countries and Their Cultures

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

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

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

Crime & Punishment in the United States
Crime & Punishment in the United States

Crime & Punishment in the United States

Examines the core aspects of criminal justice. Essays focus on types of crimes, apprehension of wrongdoers, criminal trials, and types of punishment.

Crystal & Gem
Crystal & Gem

Crystal & Gem

Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs
DK Guide to Dinosaurs

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

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

Daily Life in the New Testament
Daily Life in the New Testament

Daily Life in the New Testament

Explores the social and material culture of ancient Palestine during the era of the biblical New Testament. Topics include pre-Messianic Judaism; political and religious groups; peasant life and agriculture; Roman occupation; work and labor; and Greek, Latin, and Persian influences.

Desert
Desert

Desert

Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

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

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

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

Dinosaur
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

Early Humans
Early Humans

Early Humans

Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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 Global Warming and Climate Change
Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Explores major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Covers the science and history of climate change, the controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3
Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

This convenient and exhaustive print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business users, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more.

Energy for the 21st Century
Energy for the 21st Century

Energy for the 21st Century

Provides a detailed analysis of the past, present, and future of all the principal energy sources--biomass, coal, oil, natural gas, hydro and nuclear power--as well as sustainable sources, especially fuel cell technology.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Everyday Finance
Everyday Finance

Everyday Finance

Provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Fashion Fads through American History
Fashion Fads through American History

Fashion Fads through American History

This book explores fashion fads from the 19th century to the current decade, providing specific insights into each era. The text draws fascinating connections between what we see in fashion phenomena—including apparel, accessories, hair, and makeup—and events in popular culture in general and across history. It covers topics overlooked by fashion history texts because of their origination outside of the formal fashion system.

Fish
Fish

Fish

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Flying Machine
Flying Machine

Flying Machine

Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

Fossil
Fossil

Fossil

Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.

Future
Future

Future

Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

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

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

Guns in America
Guns in America

Guns in America

This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.

Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising
Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising

Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising

This book explores the various facets of effective management procedures within the fashion industry.

Horse
Horse

Horse

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Human Body
Human Body

Human Body

Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

Hurricane
Hurricane

Hurricane

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

Immigration in America
Immigration in America

Immigration in America

This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.

Insect
Insect

Insect

Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

Invention
Invention

Invention

Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

Islam in America
Islam in America

Islam in America

Introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in this country, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims.

Judaism in America
Judaism in America

Judaism in America

Provides a history of the Judaic tradition and offers a portrait of contemporary American Judaic life. Covers worship, beliefs, festivals, and life-cycle events, both traditional and non-traditional, and an explanation of the enormous variation in practice. Discusses the emergence and development of the four branches: Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform. Discusses the return to tradition in every branch of Judaism and examines prospects for the future.

Jungle
Jungle

Jungle

Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

Knight
Knight

Knight

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

Mammal
Mammal

Mammal

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism
Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism

Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism

This book documents the various extremist elements that shaped the second half of the twentieth century, as well as the first two decades of the twenty-first century, and examines the increasingly common incidences of hate and extremism in our country today. The anti-communist rhetoric and activities of the John Birch Society, the radical socialist ideals of the Black Panthers, and the goals of a "pure” America articulated by white nationalists are among the topics discussed.

Mythology
Mythology

Mythology

Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.

New Age and Neopagan Religions in America
New Age and Neopagan Religions in America

New Age and Neopagan Religions in America

Provides a general introduction to the varieties of New Age and Neopagan religions in the United States today as well as an account of their nineteenth-century roots and emergence from the 1960s counterculture. Covering such topics as healing, gender and sexuality, millennialism, and ritual experience, it also provides a description and analysis of the spiritual worlds and social networks created by participants.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

North American Indian
North American Indian

North American Indian

Provides information on the civilizations of North American Indians.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

Olympic Games
Olympic Games

Olympic Games

Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.

Pirate
Pirate

Pirate

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Plant
Plant

Plant

Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.

Pond & River
Pond & River

Pond & River

Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

Protestantism in America
Protestantism in America

Protestantism in America

Describes Protestantism's history and essential beliefs. Examines the diversity of the tradition with accounts of life and worship in a variety of mainline and evangelical churches. Explores the vexed relationship Protestantism maintains with critical social issues, including homosexuality, feminism, and social justice.

Race and the Law
Race and the Law

Race and the Law

This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.

Reptile
Reptile

Reptile

Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

Rock & Mineral
Rock & Mineral

Rock & Mineral

Examines the beauty and importance of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones and provides insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

Roman Catholicism in America
Roman Catholicism in America

Roman Catholicism in America

A survey of U.S. Catholic history that emphasizes the post-Vatican II era. Explores the various roles and missions of the church in education, health care, charity, and more.

School Shootings
School Shootings

School Shootings

This book analyses the global (media) cultural phenomenon of school shootings in the context of mediatization in contemporary social and cultural life. It explores shootings from different, interconnected perspectives with a focus on the theoretical aspect, the practices of mediatization and an examination of the audiences, victims and witnesses.

Science in Dispute, v. 1
Science in Dispute, v. 1

Science in Dispute, v. 1

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 2
Science in Dispute, v. 2

Science in Dispute, v. 2

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 3
Science in Dispute, v. 3

Science in Dispute, v. 3

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Seashore
Seashore

Seashore

Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

Shark
Shark

Shark

Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

Shipwreck
Shipwreck

Shipwreck

Provides an introduction to the world's most significant shipwrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.

Skeleton
Skeleton

Skeleton

Provides detailed information on human and animal skeletons, including their evolution, structure, and function.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.

The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals, ed. 2
The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals, ed. 2

The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals, ed. 2

Provides a snapshot profile of each of the nation's hospitals. Compares the nation's hospitals by 24 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical procedures and pregnancy care.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3

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 Diets
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases
The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases

The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases

This book is a guide to information on infectious diseases that have either lately appeared for the first time in a population or have recently rapidly increased in incidence such as Ebola, Lassa Fever, MERS, Rift Valley Fever, and Zika virus. The articles avoid medical jargon and use language that laypersons can understand while still providing authoritative, balanced information that addresses the pathogens that are causing and threaten to cause significant health crises.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 4
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 4

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 4

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2
The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

Responding to the surging interest among students for information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural and other mysterious phenomena, Gale presents this in-depth, comprehensive 3-vol. set. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate, and is written at a level that younger students and researchers can understand.

The Quakers in America
The Quakers in America

The Quakers in America

Provides a concise history of the Religious Society of Friends, an introduction to its beliefs and practices, and a vivid picture of the culture and controversies of the Friends today.

Titanic
Titanic

Titanic

Provides an introduction to the Titanic, from its maiden voyage to its wreck on the ocean floor.

Transgender Life
Transgender Life

Transgender Life

This book provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.

Tree
Tree

Tree

Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.

UXL American Decades
UXL American Decades

UXL American Decades

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

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

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3

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.

UXL Protests, Riots, and Rebellions
UXL Protests, Riots, and Rebellions

UXL Protests, Riots, and Rebellions

This book explores a range of issues that have inspired protest around the world, and the types of protests that serious activists and ordinary people alike have used to effect change. It details both historic and contemporary events, some well-known, and others less familiar to students, providing a brief historical, social, and political overview of the issue or movement and several specific protest events associated with it.

Viking
Viking

Viking

Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

Weather
Weather

Weather

Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

Whale
Whale

Whale

Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

Witchcraft in America
Witchcraft in America

Witchcraft in America

This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

Women in Fashion
Women in Fashion

Women in Fashion

This book introduces readers to dozens of women who have made groundbreaking contributions to the fashion world as designers, models, milliners, and style makers. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index.

World Religions Reference Library
World Religions Reference Library

World Religions Reference Library

A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

World War I
World War I

World War I

Provides an introduction to World War I including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War II
World War II

World War II

Provides an introduction to World War II including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12

Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7

Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the U.S. Each entry consistently contains data on 50 rubrics. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals included.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals are included.

New Titles

America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23
America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23

America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23

Provides statistical information and other essential data on the top cities currently cited as the best for business and living in the United States.

Fashion Fads through American History
Fashion Fads through American History

Fashion Fads through American History

This book explores fashion fads from the 19th century to the current decade, providing specific insights into each era. The text draws fascinating connections between what we see in fashion phenomena—including apparel, accessories, hair, and makeup—and events in popular culture in general and across history. It covers topics overlooked by fashion history texts because of their origination outside of the formal fashion system.

Clothing and Fashion
Clothing and Fashion

Clothing and Fashion

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising
Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising

Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising

This book explores the various facets of effective management procedures within the fashion industry.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

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

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3

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.

Women in Fashion
Women in Fashion

Women in Fashion

This book introduces readers to dozens of women who have made groundbreaking contributions to the fashion world as designers, models, milliners, and style makers. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals are included.

For SCAD Students

Women in Fashion
Women in Fashion

Women in Fashion

This book introduces readers to dozens of women who have made groundbreaking contributions to the fashion world as designers, models, milliners, and style makers. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index.

Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising
Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising

Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising

This book explores the various facets of effective management procedures within the fashion industry.

Clothing and Fashion
Clothing and Fashion

Clothing and Fashion

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

Fashion Fads through American History
Fashion Fads through American History

Fashion Fads through American History

This book explores fashion fads from the 19th century to the current decade, providing specific insights into each era. The text draws fascinating connections between what we see in fashion phenomena—including apparel, accessories, hair, and makeup—and events in popular culture in general and across history. It covers topics overlooked by fashion history texts because of their origination outside of the formal fashion system.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.

Biography

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

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25

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

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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

Business

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

Business Plans Handbook, v. 5

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

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3
Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 3

This convenient and exhaustive print reference source is designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. The Encyclopedia contains detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business users, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more.

Everyday Finance
Everyday Finance

Everyday Finance

Provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business.

Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising
Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising

Handbook of Research on Global Fashion Management and Merchandising

This book explores the various facets of effective management procedures within the fashion industry.

Environment

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Amphibian
Amphibian

Amphibian

Provides detailed information on the different habitats, life cycles, and natural history of frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, and the rare caecilians.

Bird
Bird

Bird

Provides detailed information on birds' habitats, diet, and sizes, as well as other interesting facts about birds.

Butterfly
Butterfly

Butterfly

Provides detailed information on the life cycle of a butterfly.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

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

Desert
Desert

Desert

Provides an introduction to the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the people, plants, and animals that live in them.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Explores major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Covers the science and history of climate change, the controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Fish
Fish

Fish

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

Horse
Horse

Horse

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Hurricane
Hurricane

Hurricane

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

Insect
Insect

Insect

Provides detailed information on the world of insects. Describes the variety and complexity of insects, their structure, life cycles and behavior.

Jungle
Jungle

Jungle

Provides an introduction to the plants, animals and insects of the world's jungles.

Mammal
Mammal

Mammal

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

Pond & River
Pond & River

Pond & River

Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

Reptile
Reptile

Reptile

Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

Seashore
Seashore

Seashore

Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

Shark
Shark

Shark

Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

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

UXL Endangered Species, ed. 3

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.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

Weather
Weather

Weather

Provides an introduction to the power and beauty of the weather.

Whale
Whale

Whale

Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

History

American Revolution
American Revolution

American Revolution

Provides information on the American war for independence: the battles and leaders, soldiers and heroes, scoundrels and patriots.

Arms & Armour
Arms & Armour

Arms & Armour

Presents the history of weapons and armor through the ages. Describes the design, construction and workings of various weapons, and discusses how methods of warfare have changed.

Black Congressmen During Reconstruction
Black Congressmen During Reconstruction

Black Congressmen During Reconstruction

Provides brief biographical sketches of African Americans who were elected to Congress during the Reconstruction. Also, includes excerpts from documents illuminating their activities in Congress.

Castle
Castle

Castle

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

Civil War
Civil War

Civil War

Provides information on the American Civil War including the issues that divided the country, the battles that shaped the conflict, and the birth of the reunited states.

Clothing and Fashion
Clothing and Fashion

Clothing and Fashion

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

Daily Life in the New Testament
Daily Life in the New Testament

Daily Life in the New Testament

Explores the social and material culture of ancient Palestine during the era of the biblical New Testament. Topics include pre-Messianic Judaism; political and religious groups; peasant life and agriculture; Roman occupation; work and labor; and Greek, Latin, and Persian influences.

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

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3

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

Early Humans
Early Humans

Early Humans

Provides detailed information on the world of ancient people and their ways of life.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

Gale Library of Daily Life
Gale Library of Daily Life

Gale Library of Daily Life

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

Knight
Knight

Knight

Provides information on the world and lives of knights.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

Olympic Games
Olympic Games

Olympic Games

Presents the history of the Olympic games from ancient Greece to the present.

Pirate
Pirate

Pirate

Provides information on the world and lives of pirates.

Shipwreck
Shipwreck

Shipwreck

Provides an introduction to the world's most significant shipwrecks and their lost cargoes and treasures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

Responding to the surging interest among students for information on topics relating to magic, witchcraft, the supernatural and other mysterious phenomena, Gale presents this in-depth, comprehensive 3-vol. set. Information is arranged in an objective manner, presenting varying viewpoints when appropriate, and is written at a level that younger students and researchers can understand.

Titanic
Titanic

Titanic

Provides an introduction to the Titanic, from its maiden voyage to its wreck on the ocean floor.

UXL American Decades
UXL American Decades

UXL American Decades

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History
UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Viking
Viking

Viking

Provides information on the world and lives of Vikings.

Witchcraft in America
Witchcraft in America

Witchcraft in America

This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

Women in Fashion
Women in Fashion

Women in Fashion

This book introduces readers to dozens of women who have made groundbreaking contributions to the fashion world as designers, models, milliners, and style makers. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index.

World War I
World War I

World War I

Provides an introduction to World War I including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

World War II
World War II

World War II

Provides an introduction to World War II including the events that led to its outbreak, the leaders, the people who fought, and the battles that shaped the conflict.

Law

American Law Yearbook
American Law Yearbook

American Law Yearbook

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

Crime & Punishment in the United States
Crime & Punishment in the United States

Crime & Punishment in the United States

Examines the core aspects of criminal justice. Essays focus on types of crimes, apprehension of wrongdoers, criminal trials, and types of punishment.

Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism
Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism

Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism

This book documents the various extremist elements that shaped the second half of the twentieth century, as well as the first two decades of the twenty-first century, and examines the increasingly common incidences of hate and extremism in our country today. The anti-communist rhetoric and activities of the John Birch Society, the radical socialist ideals of the Black Panthers, and the goals of a "pure” America articulated by white nationalists are among the topics discussed.

Literature

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

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

Mythology
Mythology

Mythology

Provides an introduction to the world of mythology. Discusses the stories told by different cultures to explain the mysteries of the world.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2

Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Medicine

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions
Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

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.

The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals, ed. 2
The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals, ed. 2

The Comparative Guide to American Hospitals, ed. 2

Provides a snapshot profile of each of the nation's hospitals. Compares the nation's hospitals by 24 measures of quality in the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical procedures and pregnancy care.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 3

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 Diets
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases
The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases

The Gale Encyclopedia of Emerging Diseases

This book is a guide to information on infectious diseases that have either lately appeared for the first time in a population or have recently rapidly increased in incidence such as Ebola, Lassa Fever, MERS, Rift Valley Fever, and Zika virus. The articles avoid medical jargon and use language that laypersons can understand while still providing authoritative, balanced information that addresses the pathogens that are causing and threaten to cause significant health crises.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 3

Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 2

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 4
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 4

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 4

Provides detailed information on mental disorders and conditions. Also features entries for prescription, alternative and over-the-counter drugs, as well as the various therapies used to treat mental disorders.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2
The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 2

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

Nation and World

America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23
America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23

America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23

Provides statistical information and other essential data on the top cities currently cited as the best for business and living in the United States.

America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14
America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14

America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14

Includes current, comprehensive statistical information on top-rated U.S. cities. Provides concise social, business, economic, demographic and environmental profiles of each city, including brief evaluative comments.

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6
America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6

Designed to provide current, concise statistical profiles of top U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 99,999. Includes social, business, economic, demographic and environmental profiles of each city, with brief evaluative comments.

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

Cities of the United States, ed. 6

Provides information on America's top cities--those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. City-specific profiles organize pertinent facts, data, and figures related to demographic, economic, cultural, geographic, social, and recreational conditions.

Countries and Their Cultures
Countries and Their Cultures

Countries and Their Cultures

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

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook
Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture

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 Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Explorer
Explorer

Explorer

Provides detailed information on the world of exploration, from early expeditions to high-tech trips into space.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 5

Presents profiles of 194 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 5

Presents profiles of the 50 states of the nation, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US dependencies. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, state and local governments, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, sports, famous people.

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2

Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 12

Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 7

Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the U.S. Each entry consistently contains data on 50 rubrics. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals included.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 8

Details current geographical, social, and political data, historical narrative, and statistical information on the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean and Pacific dependencies of the United States. Maps, tables, flags and official state seals are included.

Religion

Baptists in America
Baptists in America

Baptists in America

Offers a historical and sociological portrait of this diverse denomination. Traces the history of Baptists, examines the development of Baptist beliefs and practices, and offers an overview of the various denominations and fellowships within Baptism. Also discusses theological disputes, as well as social and political divisions among Baptists.

Buddhism in America
Buddhism in America

Buddhism in America

Offers a portrait of the communities, institutions, practices, and individuals that are integral to the contemporary Buddhist landscape. Covers Buddhist beliefs and history. Presents profiles of Buddhist traditions that have been brought to the United States from around the world. Assesses American Buddhism as a whole and looks into its future.

Daily Life in the New Testament
Daily Life in the New Testament

Daily Life in the New Testament

Explores the social and material culture of ancient Palestine during the era of the biblical New Testament. Topics include pre-Messianic Judaism; political and religious groups; peasant life and agriculture; Roman occupation; work and labor; and Greek, Latin, and Persian influences.

Islam in America
Islam in America

Islam in America

Introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in this country, and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims.

Judaism in America
Judaism in America

Judaism in America

Provides a history of the Judaic tradition and offers a portrait of contemporary American Judaic life. Covers worship, beliefs, festivals, and life-cycle events, both traditional and non-traditional, and an explanation of the enormous variation in practice. Discusses the emergence and development of the four branches: Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Reform. Discusses the return to tradition in every branch of Judaism and examines prospects for the future.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 8

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, ed. 9

Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.

New Age and Neopagan Religions in America
New Age and Neopagan Religions in America

New Age and Neopagan Religions in America

Provides a general introduction to the varieties of New Age and Neopagan religions in the United States today as well as an account of their nineteenth-century roots and emergence from the 1960s counterculture. Covering such topics as healing, gender and sexuality, millennialism, and ritual experience, it also provides a description and analysis of the spiritual worlds and social networks created by participants.

Protestantism in America
Protestantism in America

Protestantism in America

Describes Protestantism's history and essential beliefs. Examines the diversity of the tradition with accounts of life and worship in a variety of mainline and evangelical churches. Explores the vexed relationship Protestantism maintains with critical social issues, including homosexuality, feminism, and social justice.

Roman Catholicism in America
Roman Catholicism in America

Roman Catholicism in America

A survey of U.S. Catholic history that emphasizes the post-Vatican II era. Explores the various roles and missions of the church in education, health care, charity, and more.

The Quakers in America
The Quakers in America

The Quakers in America

Provides a concise history of the Religious Society of Friends, an introduction to its beliefs and practices, and a vivid picture of the culture and controversies of the Friends today.

World Religions Reference Library
World Religions Reference Library

World Religions Reference Library

A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

Science

Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

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

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 25

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

Arctic and Antarctic
Arctic and Antarctic

Arctic and Antarctic

Provides an introduction to the polar regions and the plants and animals that survive in such hostile conditions.

Astronomy
Astronomy

Astronomy

Provides an introduction to astronomy and a glimpse into its history, from the origins of the universe to space exploration.

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton
Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry

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

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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

Crystal & Gem
Crystal & Gem

Crystal & Gem

Provides information about the formation and practical uses of crystals, semiprecious stones, and precious metals.

DK Guide to Dinosaurs
DK Guide to Dinosaurs

DK Guide to Dinosaurs

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

Dinosaur
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

Provides detailed information on the world of dinosaurs. Describes their sizes, how they looked, how they lived, and how they behaved.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Energy for the 21st Century
Energy for the 21st Century

Energy for the 21st Century

Provides a detailed analysis of the past, present, and future of all the principal energy sources--biomass, coal, oil, natural gas, hydro and nuclear power--as well as sustainable sources, especially fuel cell technology.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Fish
Fish

Fish

Provides detailed information on the world of fish, including how they evolved, how they live, and their habitats.

Fossil
Fossil

Fossil

Provides information on what fossils are, how they were formed, and how they lived millions of years ago.

Future
Future

Future

Illustrates the visions of the future of scientists, artists and inventors through the ages. Presents a view of a world we are yet to know, in the twenty-first century and beyond.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

Horse
Horse

Horse

Provides detailed information on the world of horses and ponies. Describes their natural history, their role in civilization, and many other interesting facts.

Human Body
Human Body

Human Body

Provides detailed information on the human body's structure, function, and disorders.

Hurricane
Hurricane

Hurricane

Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including details of their destructive forces and their historical background.

Mammal
Mammal

Mammal

Discover why a wallaby has a pouch. Find out how to recognize animal footprints. See how newborn mice develop. Be an eyewitness to the lives of your remarkable relatives, the mammals--from hedgehogs and bats to elephants and bushbabies.

Ocean
Ocean

Ocean

Provides an introduction to the natural history, geology, and exploration of the world's vast oceans.

Plant
Plant

Plant

Provides an introduction to the world of plants, including the natural history of plant anatomy and growth.

Pond & River
Pond & River

Pond & River

Provides an introduction to the plant and animal life that thrives in freshwater habitats.

Reptile
Reptile

Reptile

Provides detailed information on the world of reptiles, including their natural history, habits, and lifestyles.

Rock & Mineral
Rock & Mineral

Rock & Mineral

Examines the beauty and importance of minerals, metals, crystals, fossils, and gemstones and provides insight into the evolution and composition of the Earth.

Science in Dispute, v. 1
Science in Dispute, v. 1

Science in Dispute, v. 1

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 2
Science in Dispute, v. 2

Science in Dispute, v. 2

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 3
Science in Dispute, v. 3

Science in Dispute, v. 3

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Seashore
Seashore

Seashore

Provides an introduction to the seashore and the creatures that live there.

Shark
Shark

Shark

Provides detailed information on the world of sharks. Describes the natural history, behavior, and habits of sharks and their relatives.

Skeleton
Skeleton

Skeleton

Provides detailed information on human and animal skeletons, including their evolution, structure, and function.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4

Covers all major areas of science, engineering, technology, as well as mathematics and the medical and health sciences, while providing a comprehensive overview of current scientific knowledge and technology. Entries typically describe scientific concepts, provide overviews of scientific areas and, in some cases, define terms.

Tree
Tree

Tree

Provides an introduction to the world of trees, from tiny saplings to forest giants.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

Volcano
Volcano

Volcano

Provides information on the inner workings of volcanoes and famous volcanic eruptions.

Whale
Whale

Whale

Provides detailed information on the world of whales. Describes how they live, how they behave, how they look, and many other interesting facts.

Social Science

America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23
America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23

America's Top-Rated Cities 2016, ed. 23

Provides statistical information and other essential data on the top cities currently cited as the best for business and living in the United States.

America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14
America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14

America's Top-Rated Cities, ed. 14

Includes current, comprehensive statistical information on top-rated U.S. cities. Provides concise social, business, economic, demographic and environmental profiles of each city, including brief evaluative comments.

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6
America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6

America's Top-Rated Smaller Cities, ed. 6

Designed to provide current, concise statistical profiles of top U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 99,999. Includes social, business, economic, demographic and environmental profiles of each city, with brief evaluative comments.

Bullying
Bullying

Bullying

This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.

Guns in America
Guns in America

Guns in America

This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.

Immigration in America
Immigration in America

Immigration in America

This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.

Race and the Law
Race and the Law

Race and the Law

This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 3

This resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

Transgender Life
Transgender Life

Transgender Life

This book provides students with an understanding of the transgender experience, starting with evidence and treatment of transgender people throughout history, challenges related to coming out as transgender, dealing with gender dysphoria, questions related to transitioning, and a discussion of rights and legal issues, with a variety of perspectives represented.

UXL Protests, Riots, and Rebellions
UXL Protests, Riots, and Rebellions

UXL Protests, Riots, and Rebellions

This book explores a range of issues that have inspired protest around the world, and the types of protests that serious activists and ordinary people alike have used to effect change. It details both historic and contemporary events, some well-known, and others less familiar to students, providing a brief historical, social, and political overview of the issue or movement and several specific protest events associated with it.

Technology

Castle
Castle

Castle

Describes the castles of the Middle Ages and the lives of the people who lived in them.

Flying Machine
Flying Machine

Flying Machine

Provides an introduction to the history of flight and explores the various aircraft in use today.

Invention
Invention

Invention

Provides an introduction to a variety of inventions, both ancient and modern, that have changed the world.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Provides information on the history of space exploration and the daily life of astronauts.