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100 Events That Made History
100 Events That Made History

100 Events That Made History

Divided into five chapters: Momentous Moments, Battling It Out, Weird or What?, Nasty Nature, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, major moments that have changed the course of history are showcased together with minor incidents to give context to each event.

101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken From the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century
101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken From the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century

101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken From the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century

This book shows you how to recognize and use the techniques of some of the great photographers of the last century. Each chapter of the book focuses on one photographer, and includes a brief biography as well as descriptions of one or several iconic images they photographed that include the key photographic elements that apply to that work.

21st-Century Apprenticeship
21st-Century Apprenticeship

21st-Century Apprenticeship

This book examines the rebirth of an age-old concept in the 21st century—apprenticeship. Serving as a call to action with a positive message for parents, entrepreneurs, educators, legislators, and political leaders, the book analyzes the condition of the U.S. and world economies from an employment and occupational perspective and describes how apprenticeship training can significantly bolster the economic recovery.

3D Future Internet Media
3D Future Internet Media

3D Future Internet Media

This book describes recent innovations in 3D media and technologies, with coverage of 3D media capturing, processing, encoding, and adaptation, networking aspects for 3D Media, and quality of user experience (QoE).

3D Game Programming for Teens, ed. 2
3D Game Programming for Teens, ed. 2

3D Game Programming for Teens, ed. 2

Written specifically for beginners, this book teaches basic programming, graphic design, and 3D modeling so that you can design and develop your own video games.

3D Multiscale Physiological Human
3D Multiscale Physiological Human

3D Multiscale Physiological Human

This title offers an overview of a broad range of research disciplines focused on the articulations in the human musculoskeletal system. It describes a unique mix of physiological knowledge and computational approaches that will help scientists in computer graphics, computational biomechanics and bioinformatics to identify the current challenges in multi-scale research of human articulations.

A Clinical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders
A Clinical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders

A Clinical Guide to Gluten-Related Disorders

This guide provides primary health care providers the material needed to evaluate and support patients with gluten-related disorders. It covers the recognition, evaluation, and multi-disciplinary approaches to the management of gluten-related disorders.

A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa
A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa

A Closer Look at Bacteria, Algae, and Protozoa

Examines the properties and uses of bacteria, algae, and protozoa microorganisms detailed in our daily lives.

A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell
A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell

A Closer Look at Biology, Microbiology, and the Cell

Surveys the many subjects that comprise the field of biology and includes an overview of the development of biology, microbiology, and cell theory.

A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering
A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering

A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering

Examines the biology behind genetics and genetic disorders, and considers the principles of gene manipulation and genetic engineering, becoming increasingly evident with every new discovery.

A Closer Look at Living Things
A Closer Look at Living Things

A Closer Look at Living Things

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

A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses
A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses

A Closer Look at Plant Classifications, Parts, and Uses

Examines the parts and growth stages of plants as well as their complex roles within our environment.

A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology
A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology

A Closer Look at Plant Reproduction, Growth, and Ecology

Examines the processes of plant reproduction and the stages of plant life, while also spotlighting the role of plants in various ecological settings.

A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom
A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom

A Closer Look at the Animal Kingdom

Surveys the various members of the animal kingdom and the habits, behaviors, and physical characteristics that unite and distinguish all animals.

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer-Driven New Product Development
A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer-Driven New Product Development

A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer-Driven New Product Development

This book explores traditional and well established sensory methods (difference, descriptive and affective) as well as taking a novel approach to product development and the use of new methods and recent innovations.

A Listen to World Music
A Listen to World Music

A Listen to World Music

This book covers ethnomusicology, the study of world music. It explores music from all over the world, steeped in the history and traditions of the people who make it, from Latin America to the Celtic songs of Ireland.

A Look at Cubism
A Look at Cubism

A Look at Cubism

This book provides an overview of Cubism, one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century. Coverage includes Picasso and Braque, the pioneers of Cubist painting, as well as the evolution of the Cubist style.

A Look at Impressionist Art
A Look at Impressionist Art

A Look at Impressionist Art

This book provides an overview of Impressionism, style in which the artist captures the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. Coverage includes such artists as Edouard Manet, CamillePissaro, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

A Look at Pop Art
A Look at Pop Art

A Look at Pop Art

This book provides an overview of Pop art, the art of popular culture. It was the visual art movement that characterized a sense of optimism during the postwar consumer boom of the 1950s and 1960s, and was considered brash, young, fun, and hostile to the artistic establishment.

A Look at Renaissance Art
A Look at Renaissance Art

A Look at Renaissance Art

This book provides an overview of art during the Renaissance, and helps them to be able to understand events, procedures, ideas, or concepts within a historical context.

A Look at Urban Art
A Look at Urban Art

A Look at Urban Art

This book provides students with an introduction to the urban art style, and allows them to use information gained from illustrations and photographs, and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.

A New Pot of Gold
A New Pot of Gold

A New Pot of Gold

Looks at the effects of video-cassettes and cable television on Hollywood, and the idiosyncratic visions of newcomers like Spike Lee and Tim Burton.

A Plant-Based Life
A Plant-Based Life

A Plant-Based Life

This guide is a how-to manual for anyone who wants to know more about what a whole food plant-based diet is, how to transition from unhealthy eating habits and break free of cravings, and how to ensure lasting success.

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education
A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.

Achieving Sustainability
Achieving Sustainability

Achieving Sustainability

Aimed at readers who are not experts in the field, the material is relevant to courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. It presents and analyzes the underpinnings of the multi-disciplinary concept of sustainability.

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 51
Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 51

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 51

Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.

Acupuncture for Pain Management
Acupuncture for Pain Management

Acupuncture for Pain Management

This book is intended as the premier resource for learning the fundamentals of the art of medical acupuncture, the perfect synthesis of Western and Chinese medicine.

Addition Pokey
Addition Pokey

Addition Pokey

Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about addition.

Advanced Topics in C
Advanced Topics in C

Advanced Topics in C

This book covers topics such as sorting, searching, merging, recursion, random numbers and simulation, among others.

Advanced Web Services
Advanced Web Services

Advanced Web Services

This book covers state-of-the-art theoretical and practical aspects of Web services and SOC (Service-Oriented Computing) research and deployments. It focuses on advanced topics of Web services and SOC and covers topics including Web services transactions, security and trust, Web service management, real-world case studies, and novel perspectives and future directions.

Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students
Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students

A general resource for African research for students at the high-school level or higher. Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes.

African American Eras
African American Eras

African American Eras

Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.

African American Eras
African American Eras

African American Eras

Covers the time period of 1865 through 1965; topics include the arts, medicine and health, education, religion, government and politics, law, and trade related to the African American experience.

Agile Software Architecture
Agile Software Architecture

Agile Software Architecture

Focuses on principles of Agile software development and gaps in the requirements of applying architecture-centric approaches. Readers will learn how Agile and architectural cultures can co-exist and support each other according to the context.

Agricultural Applications, ed. 2
Agricultural Applications, ed. 2

Agricultural Applications, ed. 2

This book covers the high relevance of fungi for agriculture and offers a comprehensive review of the latest achievements and developments.

Agricultural Management Strategies in a Changing Economy
Agricultural Management Strategies in a Changing Economy

Agricultural Management Strategies in a Changing Economy

This book brings together emergent research and best practices in the area of agricultural management, policy, and structures.

Agriculture in History
Agriculture in History

Agriculture in History

Covers events and developments, from the origins of plant cultivation and animal husbandry, in different parts of the world to innovations in techniques, the development of modern farming equipment, the introduction of chemical fertilizers, and experiments in the genetic engineering of food plants and animals.

Agriculture, ed. 2
Agriculture, ed. 2

Agriculture, ed. 2

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

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2017
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2017

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2017

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.

All About Bicycles
All About Bicycles

All About Bicycles

This book discusses the development of the bicycle, its use throughout its two-hundred-year history, bicycle use around the globe, and modern innovations.

All About Cars
All About Cars

All About Cars

This book discusses the history of the automobile as a form of transportation, Easy-to-read diagrams explaining how a car is assembled and how it works are also provided.

All About Motorcycles
All About Motorcycles

All About Motorcycles

This book examines the invention and development of the motorcycle, the essential components of a motorcycle, and how motorcycles work.

All About Planes
All About Planes

All About Planes

This book examines the many different types of airplanes, the anatomy of an airplane, and the exciting future of air travel.

All About Ships
All About Ships

All About Ships

This book examines the different types of ships, the parts that make up a ship, the different ways in which ships can be powered, and the wide variety of cargo—people and things—that ships transport around the world every day.

All About Small Boats
All About Small Boats

All About Small Boats

This book examines the variety of small boats, their basic structure, and their uses throughout history.

All About Spacecraft
All About Spacecraft

All About Spacecraft

This book discusses the many types of manned and unmanned spacecraft, describes how a rocket works, and looks ahead to the future of space travel.

All About Trains
All About Trains

All About Trains

This book introduces readers to the history of the railroad, explains how trains are powered, examines modern high-speed trains used in other parts of the world, and looks to the future of train travel.

Alternative Energy, ed. 2
Alternative Energy, ed. 2

Alternative Energy, ed. 2

Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.

Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, and More
Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, and More

Alternative, Country, Hip-Hop, Rap, and More

This volume examines how some of the most popular musicians today—entertainers such as Madonna, Adele, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift—rose to fame and made important musical breakthroughs, all while paying tribute to those who came before them.

America in the World, 1776 to the Present
America in the World, 1776 to the Present

America in the World, 1776 to the Present

This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.

American Civil War Reference Library
American Civil War Reference Library

American Civil War Reference Library

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Decades
American Decades

American Decades

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

American Decades Primary Sources
American Decades Primary Sources

American Decades Primary Sources

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

American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11
American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11

American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11

This volume covers the first decade of the twenty-first century from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the details of Americans' daily lives. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.

American Eras
American Eras

American Eras

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the American colonial era.

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8
American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of early American civilizations and exploration before 1600.

American Governance
American Governance

American Governance

Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870
American History Through Literature 1820-1870

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920
American History Through Literature 1870-1920

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is "new historicist" in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.

American Home Front in World War II
American Home Front in World War II

American Home Front in World War II

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

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. 34
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 34

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 34

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

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 36
American Men & Women of Science, ed. 36

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 36

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

American Revolution Reference Library
American Revolution Reference Library

American Revolution Reference Library

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

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2
American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2

American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present, ed. 2

Provides coverage on the best-known American women writers spanning from colonial days to the present, including biography, criticism, and bibliography for each; also includes lesser-known writers whose work is found in journals, letters, stories, and even hymns. Entries feature an assessment of the writer's works; basic biography and complete bibliography, as well as comprehensive data on writers' names, including pseudonyms, aliases, parents' names and husbands' names, etc.

Americans at War
Americans at War

Americans at War

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

An Evening's Entertainment
An Evening's Entertainment

An Evening's Entertainment

Chronicles how theatrical feature films dominated newly developed movie palaces, how expressive film faces became household names, and how Hollywood became the center of film as a major growth industry.

An Introduction to XML Query Processing and Keyword Search
An Introduction to XML Query Processing and Keyword Search

An Introduction to XML Query Processing and Keyword Search

This guide provides an overview of searching techniques on XML data, and includes the new and key technologies on XML data storage. It also describes XML query processing algorithms.

Ancient Chinese Dynasties
Ancient Chinese Dynasties

Ancient Chinese Dynasties

This book explores the history of Ancient Chinese dynasties, covering art and language to large-scale building projects such as the Great Wall and the bureaucratic structure of society itself.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library

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

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000
Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000

Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000

Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.

Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Greece and Rome

Ancient Greece and Rome

Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.

Animal Cloning
Animal Cloning

Animal Cloning

Discusses all aspects of animal cloning, including the scientific, ethical, and legal issues.

Animal Rights, ed. 2018
Animal Rights, ed. 2018

Animal Rights, ed. 2018

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding animal rights.

Animal Sciences
Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences

Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and study of wild and domesticated animals.

Animal and Plant Anatomy
Animal and Plant Anatomy

Animal and Plant Anatomy

Provides anatomical illustrations of the external and internal anatomy of organisms ranging from amoebas, dolphins, and ferns to giraffes, lobsters, and humans. Includes articles on particular organisms, major organ systems and other broad topics. Stresses the interrelationship between organ systems and the ways in which the structures of particular organisms can be studied and compared.

Animal-Assisted Therapy
Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Provides an overview of the many types of animal-assisted therapy for students, general readers, pet owners, animal care specialists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, and mental health professionals.

Annual Dynamics of Daylight Variability and Contrast
Annual Dynamics of Daylight Variability and Contrast

Annual Dynamics of Daylight Variability and Contrast

This book introduces a new typological language that categorizes architectural space in terms of contrast and temporal variation. It proposes a new family of metrics that quantify the magnitude of contrast-based visual effects and time-based variation within daylit spaces, and demonstrates how, through the use of time-segmented daylight renderings, a more holistic analysis of daylight performance is made possible.

Antibiotics
Antibiotics

Antibiotics

This title follows the development of antibiotics, including premodern forerunners to antibiotics, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how antibiotics work and why scientists need to continually discover new drugs.

Antifungal Metabolites from Plants
Antifungal Metabolites from Plants

Antifungal Metabolites from Plants

This book provides essential information on the use of different medicinal plants and their secondary metabolites for the treatment of various fungal diseases affecting human beings, animals and plants. It illustrates the use of plants and plant-derived products to combat fungal diseases, and describes their usage in traditional systems such as Ayurveda.

Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Anxiety and Panic Disorders

Anxiety and Panic Disorders

This book explains different types of anxiety disorders, how to recognize and treat them, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.

Applying Business Intelligence to Clinical and Healthcare Organizations
Applying Business Intelligence to Clinical and Healthcare Organizations

Applying Business Intelligence to Clinical and Healthcare Organizations

This book presents new solutions for data analysis within the healthcare sector in order to improve the quality of medical care and patient quality of life. Business intelligence models and techniques are explored and their benefits for the healthcare sector exposed.

Architectural Acoustics, ed. 2
Architectural Acoustics, ed. 2

Architectural Acoustics, ed. 2

Presents a thorough technical overview of the discipline, from basic concepts to specific design advice. Beginning with a brief history, it reviews the fundamentals of acoustics, human perception and reaction to sound, acoustic noise measurements, noise metrics, and environmental noise characterization.

Arms Are for Hugging
Arms Are for Hugging

Arms Are for Hugging

Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about your arms, legs, and other body parts.

Art Installations
Art Installations

Art Installations

Readers are introduced to how art installations are created and what they may be made up of, as well as both views on their legitimacy as art.

Artists Around the World
Artists Around the World

Artists Around the World

Examines a variety of famous artists, from ballerinas, puppeteers, painters, poets, and sculptors, with accompanying illustrations and photographs to supplement the content.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

Assistive Technologies for Physical and Cognitive Disabilities

This book combines worldwide cases on people with physical and cognitive disabilities with the latest applications in assistive technologies. It different researchers together under one title to discuss current findings, developments, and ongoing research in the area of rehabilitative technology.

Atlas of the Human Body
Atlas of the Human Body

Atlas of the Human Body

This book provides a multidisciplinary approach to the technical coverage of anatomical structures and relationships. Each chapter features clinical correlations providing a unique perspective of side-by side comparisons of dissection images, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography.

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, v. 55
Authors and Artists for Young Adults, v. 55

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, v. 55

Covers the writers, artists, film directors, graphic novelists, and other creative personalities that most interest young adults. Entries include personal behind-the-scenes information, portraits, movie stills, bibliographies, and more. International in scope.

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

This book describes the history of autism, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, and advancements researchers have made toward a cure.

Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection, and Aging, v. 1
Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection, and Aging, v. 1

Autophagy: Cancer, Other Pathologies, Inflammation, Immunity, Infection, and Aging, v. 1

This title aids in understanding the importance and necessity of the role of autophagy in health and disease, especially in the studies of cancer, aging, neurodegeneration, immunology, and infectious diseases. It acts as a guide to both cellular processes and their potentially important connections.

Bacteria in Agrobiology
Bacteria in Agrobiology

Bacteria in Agrobiology

This book focuses on the role of beneficial bacteria in crop growth, increased nutrient uptake and mobilization, and defense against phytopathogens. Diverse groups of agricultural crops and medicinal plants are described as well as PGPR-mediated bioremediation leading to food security.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group of area specialists as well as the original articles by Nicolas Slonimsky. This work continues the tradition of offering the most comprehensive and authoritative information on musicians, along with interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America
Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

This guide presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. Entries include introductory information with an image of the species; a summary section detailing information on each species; a concluding summary of recovery efforts; and a bibliography of contacts for further information.

Becoming a Lean Library
Becoming a Lean Library

Becoming a Lean Library

This book provides a guide to the process and approach necessary to manage product development. It provides library leadership advice and tips on making the library more nimble, lean, and responsive to technological change.

Big Data Applications in the Telecommunications Industry
Big Data Applications in the Telecommunications Industry

Big Data Applications in the Telecommunications Industry

This reference source contains scholarly material on the use of data analytics to study wireless networks and examines how these techniques can increase reliability and profitability, as well as network performance and connectivity. It features extensive coverage on relevant topics, such as accessibility, traffic data, and customer satisfaction.

Big Data and Smart Service Systems
Big Data and Smart Service Systems

Big Data and Smart Service Systems

This book presents the theories and applications regarding Big Data and smart service systems, data acquisition, smart cities, business decision-making support, and smart service design.

Big Game Hunting
Big Game Hunting

Big Game Hunting

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on hunting large game, from deer and moose, to endangered species such as elephants and rhinoceros. It explores the practice of big game hunting, hunting as a wildlife management approach, and controversies and laws related to big game hunting, including big game hunting in Africa.

Bioenergy Systems for the Future
Bioenergy Systems for the Future

Bioenergy Systems for the Future

This book examines the current advances in biomass conversion technologies for biofuels and biohydrogen production, including their advantages and challenges for real-world application and industrial-scale implementation.

Bioethics, ed. 4
Bioethics, ed. 4

Bioethics, ed. 4

Offers hundreds of revisions or addenda to entries from previous editions as well as new or revised entries on topics such as key cases in bioethics, the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others. Revised articles explain the events as well as legislation changes of the past decade. Previous editions published as the Encyclopedia of Bioethics.

Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women
Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women

Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women

This final volume of a four-volume project contains more than 400 biographies of women active in the Tang through Ming dynasties (618-1644). Many of the entries are the result of original research, and together they form the only substantial compilation of information on Chinese women of the era available in English.

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa

Illuminates the lives of the most influential and controversial figures in the Middle East and North Africa who came to prominence during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Includes profiles of contemporary leaders who belong to various political, ethnic, and religious groups, as well as notable individuals associated with business, law, science, social issues, sports, entertainment, literature, and the fine and performing arts.

Biology, ed. 2
Biology, ed. 2

Biology, ed. 2

Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.

Biomedical Image Analysis and Mining Techniques for Improved Health Outcomes
Biomedical Image Analysis and Mining Techniques for Improved Health Outcomes

Biomedical Image Analysis and Mining Techniques for Improved Health Outcomes

This book addresses major techniques regarding image processing as a tool for disease identification and diagnosis as well as treatment recommendation.

Biopharmaceuticals
Biopharmaceuticals

Biopharmaceuticals

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

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, ed. 2
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, ed. 2

Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, ed. 2

This book takes a holistic approach to biosecurity, with coverage of pathogens, prevention, and response methodology. It addresses these hazards in the context of vulnerability assessments and the planning strategies government and industry can use to prepare for and respond to such events.

Biotechnology
Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.

Biotechnology and Plant Breeding
Biotechnology and Plant Breeding

Biotechnology and Plant Breeding

This book discusses applications of biotechnology in plant breeding. It covers key topics such as biometry applied to molecular analysis of genetic diversity and genetically modified plants, and goes beyond recombinant DNA technology to bring together key information and references on new biotech tools for cultivar development.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

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.

Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4
Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

Blood and Circulatory Disorders Sourcebook, ed. 4

Offers facts about blood function and composition, the maintenance of a healthy circulatory system, and the types of concerns that arise when processes go wrong.

Body Art
Body Art

Body Art

This book challenges readers to consider whether or not body art is a legitimate art form.

Body Systems
Body Systems

Body Systems

Covers the 14 systems of the human body and their role and functions both from an individual organ perspective and each system as a whole, as well as what occurs when systems are not functioning properly due to injury, disease, or other causes. Entries cover the development of each body system from birth to full adult growth, as well as adjustments by the body during the senior years.

Book Banning and Other Forms of Censorship
Book Banning and Other Forms of Censorship

Book Banning and Other Forms of Censorship

This book examines how and why schools, special-interest groups, and governments attempt to suppress information in print and online.

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, v. 1
Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, v. 1

Books to Film: Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Works, v. 1

Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.

Boom and Bust
Boom and Bust

Boom and Bust

Covers the period of 1939-1949, when the film industry came to grips with the development of the documentary, a shift to independent production, renewed government antitrust activity, and the emergence of television as a competitor.

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

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

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

Brain Trauma
Brain Trauma

Brain Trauma

Explores brain trauma in detail, covering its causes and effects, treatments, prevention, and medical advances.

Brainstorming and Beyond
Brainstorming and Beyond

Brainstorming and Beyond

Describes techniques for generating, presenting, and evaluating ideas for product success. Techniques covered include the complex social process of brainstorming, which builds off of social psychology principles, motivational constructs, and corporate culture; brainwriting, a written variation on brainstorming; and braindrawing, a method of visual brainstorming that helps practitioners generate ideas for icons, other graphics, user interface layouts, or Web page designs.

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics
Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics

This supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics presents the most recent data on particle physics. Reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date, retracing the history of each particle's discovery and function. Covers current research; practical applications both hypothetical and actual; and provides biographical entries on scientists who made significant contributions. Case studies and experiments round out the broad range of topics covered.

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 Leader Profiles for Students
Business Leader Profiles for Students

Business Leader Profiles for Students

Profiles of significant contributors to business and industry, past and present, written especially for high school students.

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.

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa
CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

Provides descriptions of household and high-interest products, step-by-step descriptions of manufacturing processes, and sidebars with additional information. Covers for each entry: why there was a need, who invented it, how it is made, what it is made of, and how it works. Includes photographs, illustrations and line drawings, and a glossary of definitions.

Canadian Environmental Resource Guide 2011-2012, ed. 16
Canadian Environmental Resource Guide 2011-2012, ed. 16

Canadian Environmental Resource Guide 2011-2012, ed. 16

Canada's most complete and only national listing of environmental associations and organizations, government regulators and purchasing groups, product and service companies, and special libraries.

Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005
Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005

Canadian Parliamentary Guide, ed. 2005

An annual guide that provides the following information in English and French: biographical sketches of current parliamentarians, including the Privy Council, Senate and House of Commons; results of all federal general and by-elections since 1867; current and historical data and statistics on provincial and territorial governments, listings for provincial and territorial legislative assemblies, general by-election results; and other information.

Cancer Immunotherapy, ed. 2
Cancer Immunotherapy, ed. 2

Cancer Immunotherapy, ed. 2

This book highlights new principles of immune suppression that drive cancer, and offers radically new ideas about how therapy can be improved by attacking these principles. It provides an overview of immune escape as a critical trait in cancer and how applying specific combinations of immunotherapy and chemotherapy to attack this trait may radically improve the treatment of advanced disease.

Cancer Metastasis
Cancer Metastasis

Cancer Metastasis

Comprehensively covers the processes underlying cancer metastasis and the clinical treatment of metastatic disease.

Cancer Stem Cells
Cancer Stem Cells

Cancer Stem Cells

This book introduces the basic concepts and advanced understanding of cancer stem cells, covering general overviews, organ-specific identifications, and their characteristic mechanisms. It also explores innovative therapeutic strategies in pre-clinical and clinical trials to target cancer stem cells, remove the roots of cancer, eliminate the seeds of metastasis, overcome the resistance of therapies, and contribute to the eradication of cancer.

Cardiac CT and MR for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Cardiac CT and MR for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Cardiac CT and MR for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

This book is prepared to serve students, clinicians, and surgeons in the skillful implementation of cardiac MR and CT techniques, from basic CT and MR techniques to common congential heart problems in adults. It contains cross-sectional and post-processed images that assist in recognizing various pathologies.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases

This text presents up-to-date information on the pathobiology of cardiovascular diseases, emphasizing emerging therapeutics and nutritional interventions. It is divided into four parts: epidemiology, epigenetics, pathobiology, and therapies for cardiovascular diseases.

Career Information Center, ed. 10
Career Information Center, ed. 10

Career Information Center, ed. 10

Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, audio/visual materials, and organizations.

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 1
CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 1

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 1

Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.

Chemical Compounds
Chemical Compounds

Chemical Compounds

Offers information on the ways in which different chemical elements combine to form commonly-used chemical compounds, such as water, ammonia, and aspirin. Defines what a chemical compound actually is and the difference between organic and inorganic compounds, as well as providing definitions of acids, bases, salts, oxides, and coordination compounds. Features a general historical overview of major discoveries and the notable scientists who made them.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2
Chemical Elements, ed. 2

Chemical Elements, ed. 2

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

Chemistry
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.

Chest Radiology
Chest Radiology

Chest Radiology

Illustrates how to achieve reliable diagnoses when confronted by the different abnormalities, or disease patterns, that may be visualized on CT scans of the chest.

Chickens on the Farm
Chickens on the Farm

Chickens on the Farm

Learn how farmers care for chickens and what benefits we get from these little farm animals.

Child Development
Child Development

Child Development

Covers human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others.

Childhood Obesity
Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

Explores the issue of childhood obesity covering its causes, health risks, prevention and treatment.

Children's Literature Review, v. 93
Children's Literature Review, v. 93

Children's Literature Review, v. 93

Presents full-text literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

Chinese Architecture Series: Art and Artifacts, v. 1
Chinese Architecture Series: Art and Artifacts, v. 1

Chinese Architecture Series: Art and Artifacts, v. 1

Showcases a collection of eight English essays by the renowned architectural historian Liang Sicheng (Liang Ssu-ch’eng, 1901–1972) on the history of Chinese architecture, covering topics such as art and architecture, Buddhist cave sculptures, pagodas, and China’s oldest wooden structure—Fo-kuang Ssu.The most prominent of these discoveries are featured in this book.

Chinese Architecture Series: Chinese Gardens: Theory and Practice, v. 1
Chinese Architecture Series: Chinese Gardens: Theory and Practice, v. 1

Chinese Architecture Series: Chinese Gardens: Theory and Practice, v. 1

In the words of the author, as far as the harmonious relationship between man and nature is concerned,] the traditional Chinese garden is an artistic synthesis of architecture, rockery, water, and horticulture that exudes idyllic sentiments and picturesque fascinations. Though rockery and water are set out by man, they must look like wrought by nature. . . . The value of rockery is borne in its veins, and that of a stream or pond lies in its headwater; only when the veins and the headwater are interconnected can the entire garden come to dynamic life. . . . [And with regard to the relationship

Chinese Architecture Series: Chinese Sculpture: A Historical Journey, v. 1
Chinese Architecture Series: Chinese Sculpture: A Historical Journey, v. 1

Chinese Architecture Series: Chinese Sculpture: A Historical Journey, v. 1

Between 1932 and 1939, Liang Sicheng and his wife, Lin Huiyin, together with a few members of the Institute for Research in Chinese Architecture, traveled to Northern and Southwestern China on over a dozen archaeological expeditions to conduct pioneer surveys on ancient Chinese architecture and sculptures. The most prominent of these discoveries are featured in Chinese Sculpture as a collection of short essays and vignette sketches, covering the monumental cliff shrines and the most ancient Buddhist temples in Yungang and Longmen as well as the border regions of Sichuan and Yunnan. This book p

Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History, v. 1
Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History, v. 1

Chinese Landscape Painting as Western Art History, v. 1

This is a provocative essay of reflections on traditional mainstream scholarship on Chinese art as done by towering figures in the field such as James Cahill and Wen Fong. James Elkins offers an engaging and accessible survey of his personal journey encountering and interpreting Chinese art through Western scholars’ writings.

Cities of the United States, ed. 8
Cities of the United States, ed. 8

Cities of the United States, ed. 8

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.

Cities of the United States, ed. 9
Cities of the United States, ed. 9

Cities of the United States, ed. 9

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.

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

Cities of the World, ed. 6

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

Classic Literature
Classic Literature

Classic Literature

This book features four analysis papers that consider classic literature, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre.

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.

Climate Change, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation
Climate Change, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation

Climate Change, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Adaptation

Presents one among many diverse responses to a growing sense of urgency fed by climate change and experienced by international institutions, governments, local authorities, and enterprises. Provides an interdisciplinary treatment of issues raised by climate change in connection with its implications for society, environment and economy, particularly at the company and the supply chain levels.

Clinical Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Clinical Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Clinical Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

This guide surveys critical issues in therapeutic drug monitoring for non-toxicologists who want to gain greater insight into the unique requirements of special populations and learn how to avoid drug toxicity within a narrow therapeutic window.

Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control
Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control

Clinical Chemistry, Immunology and Laboratory Quality Control

All pathology residents must have a good command of clinical chemistry, toxicology, immunology, and laboratory statistics to be successful pathologists, as well as to pass the American Board of Pathology examination. This book presents core topics and detailed case studies that illustrate the application of clinical chemistry knowledge to everyday patient care and offers practical examples of how things function in the pathology clinic.

Clinical Neurotherapy
Clinical Neurotherapy

Clinical Neurotherapy

This book introduces specific neurotherapy techniques, related equipment and necessary training for the clinical practitioner treating a variety of psychological and medical disorders, including ADHD, mood regulation, addiction, pain, sleep disorders, and traumatic brain injury.

Cold War Reference Library
Cold War Reference Library

Cold War Reference Library

Covers the Cold War period between the Western powers and the Communist bloc from the end of World War II through 1989. Includes discussion of the historic causes of the tension and information on the lives and actions of major figures, such as Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.

Colonial America Reference Library
Colonial America Reference Library

Colonial America Reference Library

The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

Company Profiles for Students
Company Profiles for Students

Company Profiles for Students

Covers more than 400 prominent companies most studied by students. Entries follow a standard set of rubrics to facilitate comparison between companies. Also included are company logos, illustrations and ticker symbols, current market share, new products, and where to write for an annual report.

Competitive Social Media Marketing Strategies
Competitive Social Media Marketing Strategies

Competitive Social Media Marketing Strategies

This book presents a critical examination on the integration of social networking platforms into business tactics and the challenges presented by consumers’ use of these online communities.

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.

Complex Systems and Society
Complex Systems and Society

Complex Systems and Society

This work aims to foster the interdisciplinary dialogue between mathematicians and socio-economic scientists. The work has three main themes: demystifying and unravelling complex systems; introducing models of individual behaviors in the social and economic sciences; and modelling socio-economic sciences as complex living systems.

Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, v. 1
Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, v. 1

Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, v. 1

This volume provides an understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models.

Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Imaging
Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Imaging

Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Imaging

This book provides an overview of the computational intelligence research and technologies in biomedical images with emphasis on biomedical decision making. It examines technologies and studies that have reached the practical level, and those technologies that are becoming available in clinical practices in hospitals rapidly such as computational intelligence in computer-aided diagnosis, biological image analysis, and computer-aided surgery and therapy.

Computational Methods for Quantitative Finance
Computational Methods for Quantitative Finance

Computational Methods for Quantitative Finance

This book offers an introduction to deterministic algorithms for the fast and accurate pricing of derivative contracts in modern finance. It presents methods for all standard European plain vanilla option as well as for widely used exotic derivative contracts, such as Barrier, American and multi-period contracts, and includes coverage of methods for pricing derivatives on baskets, such as Lévy Copula models.

Computer Sciences, ed. 2
Computer Sciences, ed. 2

Computer Sciences, ed. 2

Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.

Computer Vision in Medical Imaging
Computer Vision in Medical Imaging

Computer Vision in Medical Imaging

The major progress in computer vision allows us to make extensive use of medical imaging data to provide us better diagnosis, treatment and predication of diseases. The aim of the book is for both medical imaging professionals to acquire and interpret the data, and computer vision professionals to provide enhanced medical information by using computer vision techniques.

Concise Major 21st Century Writers
Concise Major 21st Century Writers

Concise Major 21st Century Writers

A comprehensive, five-volume set, Concise Major 21st-Century Writers profiles today’s most outstanding and widely known writers. Clearly written in an easy-to-use format, it collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.

Cone Beam CT and 3D Imaging
Cone Beam CT and 3D Imaging

Cone Beam CT and 3D Imaging

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has become the standard of reference in dental imaging. This guide explains basic CBCT anatomy, examination technique, and the use of 3D reformatting software. A range of cases are presented, covering the most frequent and relevant conditions and pathologies, including dental anomalies, inflammatory and degenerative disease, tumors, and implants.

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2
Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

Constitutional Amendments, ed. 2

Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.

Consumer Health Care
Consumer Health Care

Consumer Health Care

This text focuses on the U.S. healthcare system and the individual’s experience with it. Entries cover topics related to the current state of health insurance, the various kinds (including government programs like Medicare and Medicaid) and methods of its delivery, as well as the history of insurance and the evolution of our current for-profit system. Healthcare legislation and reform is also discussed.

Contemporary American Religion
Contemporary American Religion

Contemporary American Religion

Explores contemporary American religion in all its diversity. In addition to profiling religious groups, from the modern forms of Catholicism and Judaism to cults such as Heaven's Gate and the Branch Davidians, the set includes articles on cultural, social, and legal issues, as well as holidays and celebrations, the arts, and other topics. 2 volumes. For general and academic audiences.

Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, v. 114
Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, v. 114

Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, v. 114

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Includes the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. Profile sketches are entirely revised and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors entries. Each volume contains approximately 250 writers.

Contemporary Authors, v. 206
Contemporary Authors, v. 206

Contemporary Authors, v. 206

Provides biographical details on thousands of modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Includes current writers as well as the most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century and authors from around the world. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

Contemporary Black Biography, v. 127
Contemporary Black Biography, v. 127

Contemporary Black Biography, v. 127

Provides biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of African American and/or black heritage. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including architecture, art, business, dance, education, fashion, film, industry, journalism, law, literature, medicine, music, politics and government, publishing, religion, science and technology, social issues, sports, television, theater, and others.

Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations of Cloud and Mobile Applications
Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations of Cloud and Mobile Applications

Contemporary Digital Forensic Investigations of Cloud and Mobile Applications

This book provides both digital forensic practitioners and researchers with an up-to-date and advanced knowledge of collecting and preserving electronic evidence from different types of cloud services, such as digital remnants of cloud applications accessed through mobile devices.

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2
Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2

Contemporary Fashion, ed. 2

Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 1
Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 1

Contemporary Hispanic Biography, v. 1

Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of Latino heritage who form the international Hispanic community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including art, music and literature to science, politics and business.

Contemporary Musicians, v. 45
Contemporary Musicians, v. 45

Contemporary Musicians, v. 45

Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae.

Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7
Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7

Contemporary Novelists, ed. 7

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of contemporary novelists, written by subject experts.

Contemporary Poets, ed. 7
Contemporary Poets, ed. 7

Contemporary Poets, ed. 7

Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of poets from around the world, written by subject experts.

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, v. 53
Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, v. 53

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, v. 53

Biographical and career information on people currently working in the entertainment industry. For general and trade audiences.

Content Ownership and Copyright
Content Ownership and Copyright

Content Ownership and Copyright

This book examines the role copyrights play in the areas of public domain, intellectual property, schools, and the digital realm.

Continents Together
Continents Together

Continents Together

Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about the continents and keeping the world green.

Control and Optimization with PDE Constraints
Control and Optimization with PDE Constraints

Control and Optimization with PDE Constraints

This book presents topics in the areas of control of PDEs and of PDE-constrained optimization, covering the full spectrum from analysis to numerical realization and applications.

Controlling Cyberspace
Controlling Cyberspace

Controlling Cyberspace

This book covers a broad range of issues related to Internet governance, presenting a technical description of how the Internet works, and an overview of the Internet governance ecosystem from its earliest days to the present. Included is an examination of the roles of the United Nations and other international and regional organizations in Internet governance, and a discussion of Internet governance in relation to specific national and international policies and debates.

Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

This book links the concepts of atherosclerosis pathophysiology to treatment management of coronary artery disease, and discusses pathophysiologic mechanisms of the disease, new therapies, and recent trends in clinical management.

Corporate Disasters
Corporate Disasters

Corporate Disasters

Profiles the biggest corporate mistakes or misdeeds throughout history, covering the people, the times, the decisions made.

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.

Cows on the Farm
Cows on the Farm

Cows on the Farm

Discover how farmers care for cows and what benefits we get from these large farm animals.

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning
Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning

This book provides readers with various methodologies and practices for implementing a STEM culture within school curriculum.

Creative Coding
Creative Coding

Creative Coding

This book helps classroom teachers, in several core content areas, develop activities and projects to encourage computational thinking and coding skills, and to build bridges between those skills and practice.

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library

Covering the evolution of the American criminal justice system throughout history, Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library explores everything from juvenile justice to organized crime.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources
Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2017
Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2017

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2017

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding crime, prisons, and jails.

Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

Presents the major forces that have shaped the country both historically and culturally, offering a close look at themes emblematic to the nation's history. Features articles on works of art and nonfiction, political documents, speeches, testimonies, flashpoint events and places of cultural significance.

Cuba
Cuba

Cuba

Presenta las principales fuerzas que han dado forma al país tanto histórica como culturalmente, ofreciendo un vistazo de cerca a los temas emblemáticos de la historia del país. Contiene artículos sobre obras de arte y no ficción, documentos políticos, discursos, testimonios, eventos punto de inflamación y lugares de importancia cultural.

Curriculum Innovations in Changing Societies
Curriculum Innovations in Changing Societies

Curriculum Innovations in Changing Societies

Curriculum reforms have been initiated in major countries and regions in East Asia, such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. The majority of these reforms focus on moving from a teacher-centered curriculum toward a curriculum that engages students actively in intellectually stimulating tasks and activities inside and outside classrooms. This book includes research studies and observations on the changing curriculum policies in these countries and regions.

Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators
Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators

Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators

This book surveys the common archetypes of Internet users—from geeks, nerds, and gamers to hackers, scammers, and predators—and assesses what these stereotypes reveal about our culture's attitudes regarding gender, technology, intimacy, and identity.

Cybrarian Extraordinaire
Cybrarian Extraordinaire

Cybrarian Extraordinaire

Covers specific active-learning exercises created to make library instruction more engaging for a wide variety of audiences.

Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Presents the development of DSS for managing agricultural and environmental systems, focusing on the exposition of innovative methodologies, from web-mobile systems to artificial intelligence and knowledge-based DSS, as well as their applications in every aspect from harvest planning to international food production and land management.

Delay Systems
Delay Systems

Delay Systems

This volume offers the latest advances in the research of analyzing and controlling dynamical systems with delays, which arise in many real-world problems.

Dementia
Dementia

Dementia

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dementia.

Design of Clothing Manufacturing Processes
Design of Clothing Manufacturing Processes

Design of Clothing Manufacturing Processes

Provides detailed coverage of the design of clothing manufacturing processes using a systematic approach to planning, scheduling and control. Explores key topics such as standardised clothing classification systems and terminologies for individual clothing types; standardised sizing systems; development of a garment collection; planning, organization, monitoring and control of clothing production; and common quality requirements for clothing textile materials.

Designing, Building, and Maintaining Websites
Designing, Building, and Maintaining Websites

Designing, Building, and Maintaining Websites

This book introduces readers to the fundamentals of planning, designing, building, and launching their own websites. It includes guidance on new technologies, including those for mobile platforms.

Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products
Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products

Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products

This book provides critical information from conceptualization of new products to marketing, aiming to present a solid understanding of the entire process through detailed coverage of key concepts, namely innovation, regulation, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.

Diabetes
Diabetes

Diabetes

This work bridges the trans-disciplinary divide among diabetologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists in understanding and treating diabetes. It covers the science of oxidative stress in diabetes and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix.

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.

Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine, ed. 3
Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine, ed. 3

Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine, ed. 3

This dictionary includes various terms typically used in pharmaceutical medicine. It underlines the increasing importance of this science and the changing regulatory environment, especially focusing on the research and development of new therapies as well as on conducting clinical trials, marketing authorizations for new medicinal products, and safety aspects including pharmacovigilance.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages
Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Covers the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century. Covers five Arab-Israeli wars, and provides biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, and the occupied territories. The Dictionary provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the area. 2 volumes.

Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, ed. 4
Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, ed. 4

Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, ed. 4

Provides up-to-date guidance on nutrition and health and details how children, seniors, vegetarians, athletes, and others can benefit from good nutrition.

Digital Advances in Medicine, E-Health, and Communication Technologies
Digital Advances in Medicine, E-Health, and Communication Technologies

Digital Advances in Medicine, E-Health, and Communication Technologies

This book explores the developments and trends in medical informatics and their approaches toward telemedi¬cine and e-health applications.

Digital Culture and E-Tourism
Digital Culture and E-Tourism

Digital Culture and E-Tourism

Presents integrated approaches to culture and tourism, emphasizing content, context and multiple dynamic views of interactions.

Digital Detectives
Digital Detectives

Digital Detectives

This book aims to help students become independent and confident online researchers, giving them the tools and tactics they need to critically scrutinize web-based digital information to ascertain its authenticity, veracity, and authority, and to use the information in a discerning way to successfully complete academic tasks.

Discoveries in Modern Science
Discoveries in Modern Science

Discoveries in Modern Science

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

Discrete Control Systems
Discrete Control Systems

Discrete Control Systems

The aim of this book is to establish a basis for the analysis and design of discretized/quantized control systems for continuous physical systems.

Drama
Drama

Drama

This book features four analysis papers that consider drama, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre.

Drama for Students, v. 17
Drama for Students, v. 17

Drama for Students, v. 17

Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

Dream Jobs in Stadium and Sports Facility Operations
Dream Jobs in Stadium and Sports Facility Operations

Dream Jobs in Stadium and Sports Facility Operations

This career guide focuses on what education and other life skills might be required to take on positions in stadium and sports facility operations.

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students
Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students

This single-volume resource provides detailed information on the physiological and psychological effects of addictive drugs and substances, from illegal drugs to commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Arranged alphabetically by drug name, each entry follows a standard format, allowing researchers to easily find the information they need and also to facilitate comparison between drugs.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior
Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

This 3-volume set is written for readers at grade 7 and higher and covers addictions, causes, and treatments of particular importance to adolescents. Articles on the nature of addiction and its roots include advertising, genetics, families, and personal problems.

Ducks on the Farm
Ducks on the Farm

Ducks on the Farm

Learn how to care for ducks and the benefits we get from these little farm animals.

E-Agriculture and E-Government for Global Policy Development
E-Agriculture and E-Government for Global Policy Development

E-Agriculture and E-Government for Global Policy Development

Provides critical research and knowledge on electronic agriculture and e-government development experiences from around the world.

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library
Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library

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

Earth Day
Earth Day

Earth Day

Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about how we can all work together to take care of the Earth.

Economics
Economics

Economics

This guide introduces the essentials of economics: after providing an overview of basic economic concepts, it chronicles the development of economics as a discipline and then launches into an examination of the various economic systems in existence.

Ecotoxicology Essentials
Ecotoxicology Essentials

Ecotoxicology Essentials

As a guide to the study of environmental contaminants and their effect on the planet's ecology, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of their impact on microbes, plants and animals, and entire ecosystems, also citing ways that humans can be affected through serious illnesses and even death.

Elizabethan World Reference Library
Elizabethan World Reference Library

Elizabethan World Reference Library

Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.

Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation
Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation

Emerging Therapies in Neurorehabilitation

This book reports on the latest technological and clinical advances in the field of neurorehabilitation, the result of discussions between PhD students and research experts during the summer school on neurorehabilitation (SSNR2012). It includes practical examples and case studies related to the application of some of the latest neurorehabilitation techniques in realistic clinical scenarios.

Emerging Tools and Applications of Virtual Reality in Education
Emerging Tools and Applications of Virtual Reality in Education

Emerging Tools and Applications of Virtual Reality in Education

This book explores the potential and practical uses of virtual reality in classrooms with a focus on pedagogical and instructional outcomes and strategies. It features current experiments in the use of augmented reality in teaching and highlights the effects it had on students.

Employment
Employment

Employment

This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2
Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

Encyclopaedia Judaica, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2

A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community.

Encyclopedia of Aging
Encyclopedia of Aging

Encyclopedia of Aging

Encompasses all aspects of aging, covering a variety of disciplines including biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history, and also explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also provides a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, and Web sites. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, ed. 2

Essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 6
Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 6

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 6

A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7
Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 7

This book provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. It covers manufacturing, agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, wholesale, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, public administration, and service industries. Classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), this edition includes an essay for every one of the 1,057 2017 NAICS codes.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism
Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Encyclopedia of Buddhism

This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society

This 3-vol. set presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood examines this history through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare.

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 Communication and Information
Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Organized for the general reader and designed to complement social studies, communications, and information systems curricula.

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, ed. 2

An interdisciplinary source that addresses not only law but also sociology, psychology, history and economics. Entries vary widely from abortion to rape and from family violence to wiretapping, offering a mirror of issues dominating today's headlines. This edition is a complete update and revision of the previous edition that includes new essays on topics such as stalking, hate crimes, and HIV.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Education, ed. 2

Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries, ed. 7

Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets
Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets

This business encyclopedia provides custom-written articles offering rare insight into nations with social or business activity in the process of rapid growth and industrialization, as well as highlighting key emerging industries within those economies.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security
Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security

Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence and Security

Comprehensive guide to the history, uses, related scientific principles, and technology of espionage and intelligence, written by experts in the field. Topics range from the historical use of espionage to the emerging use of technology in modern espionage and counterintelligence.

Encyclopedia of European Social History
Encyclopedia of European Social History

Encyclopedia of European Social History

This six-volume reference includes more than 230 articles, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health.

Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Encyclopedia of Film Noir

Encyclopedia of Film Noir

Features directors, actors, histories, and themes, of 1940's Film Noir years for film fans, students, and scholars.

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 Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

Encyclopedia of Global Brands, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Global Brands, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Global Brands, ed. 2

Contains 270 entries, written in case-study style, that highlight interesting details including how a product originated and was first marketed, how it developed commercially and how it fares today compared with its competitors and its own past history. Included are anecdotes pertaining to the famous, or infamous, marketing strategies and advertising campaigns that managed to capture the sometimes jaded viewers' attention.

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6
Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6

Encyclopedia of Global Industries, ed. 6

Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.

Encyclopedia of India
Encyclopedia of India

Encyclopedia of India

A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture
Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

Encyclopedia of Irish History and Culture

Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2

This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today’s Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe, and the Americas.

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 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America

A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Life Science
Encyclopedia of Life Science

Encyclopedia of Life Science

Rrovides historical perspectives, portrays science as a human endeavor, and gives insight into the process of scientific inquiry by incorporating biographical profiles of people who have contributed significantly to the development of the life sciences.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, v. 2
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, v. 2

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns, v. 2

An annual publication that profiles important marketing campaigns of the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, v. 3
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, v. 3

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, v. 3

A continuation of Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns (1999 and 2007), this new volume expands its international coverage through its 100 essays covering some of the top global and emerging brands that appeared from 2010 to 2013. Essays are aligned to the strategic marketing framework, ensuring that the marketing strategies covered can easily be utilized in an academic environment as case studies, or illustrative examples often described as “war stories” by professors.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7
Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7

Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

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

Encyclopedia of Modern China
Encyclopedia of Modern China

Encyclopedia of Modern China

Provides critical information on the most populous country and most dynamic trade market in the world: the people, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, traditions, art, and literature of this ancient and enduring civilization are explored from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5
Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology, ed. 5

Entries examine topical essays, recent phenomena, concepts, cults, prominent individuals and personalities, organizations and publications, as well as providing entries tracing the development of occultism and parapsychology in particular countries. In certain controversial areas, the case both for and against has been indicated, with sources noted for further study.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. 2

English-language reference source for philosophy," has been the cornerstone of the philosophy reference shelf. Lauded for its clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects, the Encyclopedia has earned its place as a first-stop resource for general readers, students and educators.

Encyclopedia of Population
Encyclopedia of Population

Encyclopedia of Population

Provides coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Encompasses the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years. Topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries, low fertility rates, immigration, problems of old-age support, the environmental impact of dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and many other issues.

Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing
Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing

Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing

Provides information on products and the relationships between products and their industries. Explores various aspects of a product, the manufacturers, suppliers, immediate and adjacent industries and markets. Emphasizes manufacturers of numerous durable goods such as tires, automobiles, appliances, business equipment, home furnishing and sporting goods.

Encyclopedia of Public Health
Encyclopedia of Public Health

Encyclopedia of Public Health

Aimed at the nonspecialist reader interested in health and medicinal issues, the Encyclopedia examines a broad range of topics such as environmental health, drug abuse, epidemiology, nutrition, demographics and diseases. Includes overviews, definitions and biographical entries. appropriate for upper class high school and university students, professionals and the general public. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2

Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America
Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Encyclopedia of Russian History
Encyclopedia of Russian History

Encyclopedia of Russian History

Provides a comprehensive discussion of Russia's people, politics, economics, religion, and social systems; and is designed to complement the study of comparative politics, world history, geography, literature, arts and culture and world cultures. Entries span the period from the earliest beginnings of the Russian nation to the rise and fall of the Soviet Union.

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

A multidisciplinary approach that addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender

Addresses issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; examines issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation. Topics include changing conceptions of "the feminine," the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more.

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5
Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5

Encyclopedia of Small Business, ed. 5

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

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. 2

This classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450
Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Provides students and researchers with a much-needed, comprehensive resource on the subject of colonialism and expansion. From a global perspective, the set traces many facets of colonial growth and imperialism, and much more.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 24

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 25

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 26

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 27

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 28

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 29

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 30

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 31
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 31

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 31

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 32
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 32

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 32

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 33
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 33

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 33

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 34
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 34

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 34

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 35
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 35

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 35

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 36
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 36

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 36

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 37
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 37

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 37

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 38
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 38

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v. 38

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Encyclopedia of World Cultures

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.

Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Encyclopedia of World Cultures

Encyclopedia of World Cultures

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture. Its cross-cultural perspective meets high school curricular requirements for world studies and social sciences.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

Contains new and updated original articles covering recent concepts (i.e. adoption, race, the Constitution, birthright citizenship) and court cases since 1992 offering comprehensive coverage of all aspects of constitutional law, as well as biographies of people who have had an impact on our government's legal framework (Supreme Court Justices, Presidents, Cabinet Members, Lawyers, and more). Also covers judicial decisions handed down by the Supreme Court.

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History
Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

A three-volume survey of the military aspects of the American Revolutionary War, covering the period 1763-1783. The alphabetically arranged entries include biographies as well as discussions of campaigns and strategy; battles, skirmishes, and naval actions; weaponry; political issues and events; and how the European powers participated in the conflict. For students, historians, and general readers.

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression
Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

This 2-vol. set encompasses nearly two decades of American history, beginning with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s, through the 1929 stock market crash, the gradual recovery during the 1930s with Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and World War II. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture.

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development
Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation
Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

Encyclopedia of the New American Nation

A three-volume survey of the formative years of the United States, starting just prior to the American Revolution and ending with the inauguration of Andrew Jackson in 1829. Presents 671 alphabetically arranged entries focusing on the major political markers and milestones, as well as the art, music, literature and daily life, of this period. For secondary and college students, researchers, and general readers.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

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

Energy
Energy

Energy

This book explains the fundamentals of energy science and the impact of energy on human life and the environment. Interdisciplinary in nature, it covers topics from such fields as geology, biology, physics, history, sociology, and economics.

Energy, Resources and Welfare
Energy, Resources and Welfare

Energy, Resources and Welfare

This book explores the current hurdles to the universal adoption of renewable energy sources and proposes solutions to the current situation.

Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud
Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud

Enfermedades y Trastornos de la Salud

Provides a translation of Scribner's Human Diseases and Conditions for Spanish-speaking researchers. Details health and medical information on 280 diseases and conditions.

Enterprise Applications Administration
Enterprise Applications Administration

Enterprise Applications Administration

Provides essential information on tasks associated with administering large enterprise applications, including operating systems administration, network design, system architecture, project planning, working within a team, protecting the network, and how to keep applications up and running.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

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.

Epics for Students, ed. 2
Epics for Students, ed. 2

Epics for Students, ed. 2

Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2

This work 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, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire
Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

Europe 1789-1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire

A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction
Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction

A multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.

Europe, 1450 to 1789
Europe, 1450 to 1789

Europe, 1450 to 1789

A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.

Everyday Finance
Everyday Finance

Everyday Finance

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

Evolution of the Insects
Evolution of the Insects

Evolution of the Insects

Chronicles the complete evolutionary history of insects: their living diversity, relationships and 400 million years of fossils. Covers both living and extinct species. For professional entomologists and students, insect and fossil collectors, and naturalists.

Experiment Central, ed. 2
Experiment Central, ed. 2

Experiment Central, ed. 2

Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.

Expert PHP and MySQL
Expert PHP and MySQL

Expert PHP and MySQL

Covers essential topics, such as choosing between shared hosting and a virtual machine in the cloud, updating a live application, translating MySQL constraint errors to something the user can understand, protecting passwords the right way, implementing two-factor authentication, making your web site invulnerable to attack, implementing validation with database triggers, developing reports as CSV files or PDFs, converting data with variant name spellings, and more.

Exploring Human Sexuality
Exploring Human Sexuality

Exploring Human Sexuality

This work is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume provides an introduction to the general concepts of and research surrounding human sexuality and sexual orientation.

Extremist Groups: Information for Students
Extremist Groups: Information for Students

Extremist Groups: Information for Students

Provides an overview and history of 150 extremist organizations worldwide that are active today.

Facebook
Facebook

Facebook

This book examines Facebook, the social media website. Readers will learn about company history and development, how Facebook operates, issues the company faces such as cyberbullying, and its impact on society.

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources
Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

Provides primary source documents focused family in society in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context. International in scope.

Farm
Farm

Farm

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

Farm Animals
Farm Animals

Farm Animals

This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on animals in agriculture and the development and impacts of industrial farming on the welfare of livestock, including living conditions; methods of production and slaughter; differences among factory, family, organic, and free-range farms; the use of antibiotics and hormones; and the effects of consumer preferences.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2
Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2

Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2

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

Fearless Photographer
Fearless Photographer

Fearless Photographer

This guide teaches the skills and techniques of shooting great high-quality sports photographs.

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion

This six-volume set explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times. Topics covered include misogyny and women's social roles in ancient civilizations, 16th-century women's devotional literature, 17th- and 18th-century women's captivity narratives, the women's suffrage movement in 19th-century America, women writers of the "Lost Generation," lesbian literature, and much more.

Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World
Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World

Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World

Provides more than 200 sources in the global history of feminism, supplying an insightful record of the resistance to patriarchy throughout human history and around the world.

Fermenting For Dummies®
Fermenting For Dummies®

Fermenting For Dummies®

Provides step-by-step information for anyone wanting to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for fermentation of foods such as fruits, vegetables, and dairy, as well as many beverages. Includes 100+ recipes and a list of necessary tools and ingredients.

Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Explores fibromyalgia disorders in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Field Manual of Diseases on Fruits and Vegetables
Field Manual of Diseases on Fruits and Vegetables

Field Manual of Diseases on Fruits and Vegetables

This reference manual covers diseases which attack fruits (including berries), vegetables, and nuts, identifying various types of diseases known to invade these plants located throughout North, Central, and South America. It includes diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroids, phytoplasmas, and nematodes. Causal disease agents are described and illustrated in some cases, and diseases and disease control measures are also discussed.

First Aid Manual, ed. 5
First Aid Manual, ed. 5

First Aid Manual, ed. 5

This reference covers more than 100 different conditions, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness, and explains what to do with step-by-step photographic sequences.

Fitness Information for Teens, ed. 3
Fitness Information for Teens, ed. 3

Fitness Information for Teens, ed. 3

Offers teens a comprehensive, fact-based guide for living a healthy and active lifestyle. The book includes information about the developing body, the components of fitness, and making and maintaining a fitness plan.

Flickr
Flickr

Flickr

This book examines Flickr, the photo-sharing website. Readers will learn about company history and development, how Flickr operates, and its impact on society.

Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom
Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom

Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom

This book explores the latest educational technologies and web-based learning solutions for effective language learning curricula. It features emergent research on critical topics and innovations in the field of education, including blended learning, computer-assisted language learning, distance learning, educational technologies, international learning, and mobile learning.

Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction
Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction

Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction

This publication discusses how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model in elementary classrooms. It offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how to employ project-based learning techniques.

Flipped Learning for Math Instruction
Flipped Learning for Math Instruction

Flipped Learning for Math Instruction

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching math. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with classtime and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.

Flowers
Flowers

Flowers

This title introduces flowers, explaining their anatomy and how they reproduce.

Food
Food

Food

Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.

Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

Provides readers with an overview of various careers available in the fields of food, agriculture, and natural resources for those with an associate's degree, comparable certification, and work/life experience.

Foods to Fight Cancer, ed. 2
Foods to Fight Cancer, ed. 2

Foods to Fight Cancer, ed. 2

This book details the various foods that have been shown to be beneficial in both preventing and fighting cancer.

French and Indian War
French and Indian War

French and Indian War

Contains historical overviews, biographical entries, and primary source material on the French and Indian War. Features include illustrations, maps, graphs and charts, photographs, and a further reading list. Designed for student and general audiences.

From Green Industries to Green Jobs
From Green Industries to Green Jobs

From Green Industries to Green Jobs

Presents occupational profiles, alongside overviews of the green job that cover such details as, what job it is most similar to, what skills are required to perform the job, and what a typical day in the life of that job is like.

From Plant Genomics to Plant Biotechnology
From Plant Genomics to Plant Biotechnology

From Plant Genomics to Plant Biotechnology

This book covers reverse and forward genetics, functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, the movement at distance of effectors and structural biology, showing how such technologies influence the plant field in the selection of plant varieties and plant breeding, selection of optimum agronomic traits, stress-resistant varieties, improvement of plant fitness, improving crop yield, and non-food applications in the knowledge based bio-economy.

From Robot to Human Grasping Simulation
From Robot to Human Grasping Simulation

From Robot to Human Grasping Simulation

This monograph explores the hypothesis that the confluence of both scientific fields, the biomechanical study of the human hand and the analysis of robotic manipulation of objects, would greatly benefit and advance both disciplines through simulation.

Functionalized Polymeric Materials in Agriculture and the Food Industry
Functionalized Polymeric Materials in Agriculture and the Food Industry

Functionalized Polymeric Materials in Agriculture and the Food Industry

This book looks at the applications of polymeric materials in agriculture and the food industry as a way to meet the growing demands of food production and to reduce the environmental pollution associated with the use of agrochemicals.

Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology, ed. 3
Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology, ed. 3

Fundamentals of Toxicologic Pathology, ed. 3

This book presents an overview of systems toxicologic pathology, and integrates toxicology and its interdisciplinary components, including biochemistry, pharmacodynamics and risk assessment to pathology and its related disciplines, such as physiology, microbiology, immunology and molecular biology.

Fuzzy Hierarchical Model for Risk Assessment
Fuzzy Hierarchical Model for Risk Assessment

Fuzzy Hierarchical Model for Risk Assessment

This book proposes a hierarchical approach to multi-criteria risk assessment incorporating fuzzy logic to balance qualitative and quantitative elements so that a final risk index can be calculated. It applies methods to a variety of cases, namely, green initiatives in the fashion industry, eco-design of electrical products, and food supply chains to illustrate how the proposed model can be employed in real-life applications.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Cultural Transformation
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Cultural Transformation

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Cultural Transformation

This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of organizational change and corporate culture.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Business Law
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Business Law

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Business Law

This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of global business law.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing

This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of global marketing.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Innovation Management
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Innovation Management

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Innovation Management

This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of technical innovations in business management.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Investment Research
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Investment Research

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Investment Research

This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on investment research and analysis.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing

This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the social aspects of internet marketing.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature

Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. 2
Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. 2

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. 2

Combines a variety of information including approximately 100 how to topical entries covering the most commonly asked questions relating to e-commerce. Topics include how to write business and marketing plans, secure financing, and evaluate candidates for designing a website. Covers directory listings of approximately 4,700 associations, consultants, and other organizations related to e-commerce as well as the top 250 leading e-commerce companies worldwide.

Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina
Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina

Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina

Esta enciclopedia ofrece más de 150 artículos sobre temas médicos redactados por profesionales en la materia en lenguaje claro y fácil de entender. Los artículos describen las enfermedades o padecimientos, sus causas, sus síntomas, su diagnóstico, sus tratamientos y también prevención.

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 3

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

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2
Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2

Provides access to the world of Internet commerce and addresses the concerns of those who want to join the ranks of the Internet business community. Features 470 essays on topics related to the emerging world of e-commerce. Includes profiles of individuals and organizations considered to be the industry leaders and innovators and covers significant events, case studies and legal issues important to understanding the current e-commerce environment.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

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

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

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

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Provides a broad overview of war throughout world history, from ancient times to present, with a special emphasis on its causes and repercussions.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Provides a broad overview of national governments throughout history, explaining their structures and histories, key players and events, and how governments effect, and are affected by, social change.

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.

Gambling in America, ed. 2018
Gambling in America, ed. 2018

Gambling in America, ed. 2018

A compilation of current and historical statistics with analysis on gambling, including a comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic. Data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources related to the subject.

Garden Design
Garden Design

Garden Design

Shows step-by-step techniques for tackling every aspect of garden design from planning and planting to simple construction projects.

Gardening Shortcuts
Gardening Shortcuts

Gardening Shortcuts

Shows how to grow simple fruits and vegetables quickly, featuring a list of the best plants to buy for every situation.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources
Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Gender: Animals
Gender: Animals

Gender: Animals

This book shows how thinking about animals (and thinking with animals) in gender studies inspires concerns around gender ideology, reproduction, and variation as they address matters of life and death, carnality, differences and diversity, and representations. It explores how gender has to be understood beyond humanity, the ways in which animals can teach humans poignant lessons about living and dying, and how to represent nonhuman animals in law and jurisprudence.

Gender: God
Gender: God

Gender: God

This book offers a critical examination of diverse conceptualizations of God that are informed by certain practices and assumptions associated with gender and sexuality, and explores the impact of these ideas in a variety of social contexts. It examines such topics as the imago Dei, secularism, apocalyptic rhetoric, origin myths, a variety of theologies (including postcolonial, queer, critical race, and disability theologies), regulation of religious bodies, and blasphemy.

Gender: Laughter
Gender: Laughter

Gender: Laughter

Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender studies, this book examines the forms and function of laughter through the discipline of gender and sexuality studies. It assesses laughter and related forms of cultural expression, such as artworks, discourses, genres, and styles, and their deployment in feminist and queer theory and activism as well as in the cultural sphere at large.