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100 People Who Made History, ed. , v.
100 People Who Made History, ed. , v.

100 People Who Made History, ed. , v.

Presents brief profiles of one hundred inventors, philosophers, economists, politicians, explorers, and other individuals who have made an impact on history, discussing the achievements of Aristotle, Mark Zuckerberg, Marie Curie, Pele, and others from various industries.

A Brief History of Australia, ed. , v.
A Brief History of Australia, ed. , v.

A Brief History of Australia, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the history of Australia and places the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context.

A Brief History of France, ed. , v.
A Brief History of France, ed. , v.

A Brief History of France, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the history of France and places the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context.

A Brief History of Germany, ed. , v.
A Brief History of Germany, ed. , v.

A Brief History of Germany, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the history of Germany and places the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context.

A Chinese History Reader, ed. , v.
A Chinese History Reader, ed. , v.

A Chinese History Reader, ed. , v.

Provides a concise introduction to the Chinese history, covering a long time span extending from antiquity through the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty.

A Cultural History of Tattoos, ed. , v.
A Cultural History of Tattoos, ed. , v.

A Cultural History of Tattoos, ed. , v.

This book explains why people choose to be tattooed, and many of them are the same reasons that have appealed to people throughout the world since prehistoric times—to make themselves more attractive, show their affiliation with a tribe or group, or commemorate a milestone in their lives.

A History of Evil in Popular Culture, ed. , v.
A History of Evil in Popular Culture, ed. , v.

A History of Evil in Popular Culture, ed. , v.

This book examines the many manifestations of 'evil' in modern media. It asserts that the idea of evil pervades nearly all aspects of life and encourages readers to reconsider some of the notions about evil that pop culture perpetuates and promotes.

Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.
Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.

Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.

This book explains how addressing the '5 C's' of adding value—content, context, connection, collaboration, and community—enables libraries and other organizations to find new ways to invigorate their services, better serve their communities, and thrive today and tomorrow. It addresses adding value in the context of other key topics, such as crowdsourcing, embedded librarianship, makerspaces, self publishing, and repurposing spaces.

African Americans in Film, ed. , v.
African Americans in Film, ed. , v.

African Americans in Film, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of the systemic oppression that has made it difficult for African Americans to break into the movie business. The whitewashing of roles in films and the lack of representation at awards shows such as the Oscars are only two of the career obstacles African American actors and filmmakers have historically faced.

America's Oddest Museums, ed. , v.
America's Oddest Museums, ed. , v.

America's Oddest Museums, ed. , v.

This book looks at museums that walk on the weird side of displays and dioramas full of wacky things like failed consumer products, creepy old pharmacies, and more.

Asian American History and Culture, ed. , v.
Asian American History and Culture, ed. , v.

Asian American History and Culture, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnicities and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States. It covers the political, social, and cultural history of immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands, and their descendents, as well as the social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families, and individuals in contemporary society.

Auschwitz, ed. , v.
Auschwitz, ed. , v.

Auschwitz, ed. , v.

This book examines the history of Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi death camp during the Holocaust, and how it came to be built and used.

Cause & Effect: Ancient China, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: Ancient China, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: Ancient China, ed. , v.

Through narrative supported by quotes, this title begins with a brief history of ancient China and then examines questions such as: How Important Was the Great Wall in the Development of Ancient Chinese Civilization?, What Effect Did Confucianism Have on the Chinese Moral and Political Outlook?, How Did the Chinese Invention of Gunpowder Affect Warfare in the World?, and How Did the Silk Road Link China with the Rest of the World?

China at War, ed. , v.
China at War, ed. , v.

China at War, ed. , v.

This book traces the Chinese military and its experiences over the past 2,500 years, describing clashes with other kingdoms and nations as well as internal rebellions and revolutions.

Colonial and Postcolonial East and Southeast Asia, ed. , v.
Colonial and Postcolonial East and Southeast Asia, ed. , v.

Colonial and Postcolonial East and Southeast Asia, ed. , v.

This resource traces the impact of foreign rule in East and Southeast Asia, providing insight into the wars and policies that affected the local people, economy, and society.

Comics Through Time, ed. , v.
Comics Through Time, ed. , v.

Comics Through Time, ed. , v.

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this four-volume work provides an authoritative source on the history of the comics medium.

Daily Life in 18th-Century England, ed. 2, v.
Daily Life in 18th-Century England, ed. 2, v.

Daily Life in 18th-Century England, ed. 2, v.

This book portrays daily life in England in 1700-1800, embracing all levels of society--from the aristocracy to the very poor--to describe a nation grappling with modernity.

Daily Life of Women during the Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.
Daily Life of Women during the Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.

Daily Life of Women during the Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.

Presents an extensive history of women in the civil rights movement that highlights ordinary women's experiences in their local communities and the impacts of their activism upon American women and society.

Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific, ed. , v.
Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific, ed. , v.

Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific, ed. , v.

This book provides innovative insights into the development of digital humanities and their ability to facilitate academic exchange and preserve cultural heritage.

Digitizing Your Community's History, ed. , v.
Digitizing Your Community's History, ed. , v.

Digitizing Your Community's History, ed. , v.

This resource provides step-by-step directions for launching a DIY digitization program for personal and community historical materials. It covers the process of setting up a digitization program, training customers to use the equipment, best practices for storing digitized material, and tips for engaging the community in local history, such as ideas for exhibiting materials and programs for genealogy and family history.

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This volume examines the characteristics and significance of many of the Egyptian gods and goddesses. It also looks at related topics such as ancient symbols and the influence of Egyptian mythology on other cultures and belief systems.

Encyclopedia of National Anthems, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of National Anthems, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of National Anthems, ed. , v.

A collection of national anthems from most of the 193 sovereign countries in the world. Provides sheet music arranged for piano as well as lyrics in the original language of each country along with an English translation, if applicable.

Encyclopedia of National Dress, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of National Dress, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of National Dress, ed. , v.

Examines clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style.

Foods That Changed History, ed. , v.
Foods That Changed History, ed. , v.

Foods That Changed History, ed. , v.

Presents nearly 100 entries on foods that have shaped history. In learning about foods and their importance, readers will gain valuable insight into other areas such as religious movements, literature, economics, technology, and the human condition itself.

Free at Last, ed. , v.
Free at Last, ed. , v.

Free at Last, ed. , v.

Features a biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences.

Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers the figures once believed to populate Mount Olympus. It also discusses related concepts and facts about the Greek mythological tradition.

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

Hiroshima, ed. , v.

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

How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.
How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.

How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.

Through objective discussion, direct quotes, and full-color illustrations, this title examines issues surrounding the impact of digital devices on society.

Korean War, ed. , v.
Korean War, ed. , v.

Korean War, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Korean War. It discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front.

Malala Yousafzai, ed. , v.
Malala Yousafzai, ed. , v.

Malala Yousafzai, ed. , v.

This biography examines the remarkable life of Malala Yousafzai. Readers will learn about Malala's family background, education, work as an education activist.

Malcolm X, ed. , v.
Malcolm X, ed. , v.

Malcolm X, ed. , v.

This biography examines the remarkable life of Malcolm X. Readers will learn about Malcolm X's family background, childhood, education, and role as a human rights activist and nation of Islam leader.

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This volume provides a glimpse of the cradle of civilization by examining Mesopotamian religious and mythological beliefs as well as some of the gods and goddesses at the core of their stories. It also looks at epics--such as that of Gilgamesh--and other aspects of Mesopotamian life.

Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.
Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.

Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with a set of tools for designing, developing, and implementing metadata-rich information systems while also examining the challenges and opportunities in this field.

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

Modern History in Pictures, ed. , v.

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

Museums, ed. , v.
Museums, ed. , v.

Museums, ed. , v.

This book discusses exhibits and collections in a museum, who works there, different types of museums, and their link to the past.

Personal Archiving, ed. , v.
Personal Archiving, ed. , v.

Personal Archiving, ed. , v.

This book explores the emerging field of personal archiving. It covers a range of topics such as: archiving individual and family histories; services and software products; social media and email applications; legal issues; evolving formats and media considerations; academic research projects; Library of Congress initiatives; the role of the Internet Archive; research at Microsoft; and case studies of digital archiving in practice.

Queer America, ed. , v.
Queer America, ed. , v.

Queer America, ed. , v.

Focuses on U. S. history, and the 20th century, of work in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender movements, during this time. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay pride, organizations and alliances, AIDS, and legal battles and court cases are discussed.

Radical Feminists, ed. , v.
Radical Feminists, ed. , v.

Radical Feminists, ed. , v.

Explores the formation of the Radical Feminist Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, its prominent leaders and organizations, and the issues it sought to address.

Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This book presents the major and lesser figures of Roman mythology. It also includes sidebars spotlighting related facts and concepts about Roman mythology and religion.

Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.
Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.

Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.

Covers scientific and technological innovations of the 2000s, including the rapid expansion of the online economy propelled by popular mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and e-readers and the widespread use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Also covers the human genome project, medical discoveries, and discoveries in space and here on earth that offered new insights into humanity's place in the cosmos.

September 11, 2001, ed. , v.
September 11, 2001, ed. , v.

September 11, 2001, ed. , v.

This book looks at the events leading up to September 11, 2001, when Muslim extremists hijacked U.S. airplanes and crashed them in New York City, Washington, DC, and rural Pennsylvania. These attacks killed 2,977 people and made Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and terrorism household words.

Social Media, ed. , v.
Social Media, ed. , v.

Social Media, ed. , v.

In this book readers will learn how Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and other social media, have become an integral part of people's lives, affecting their attitudes, relationships, mental health-and personal safety.

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective, ed. , v.
Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective, ed. , v.

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of Southeast Asia with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Southeast Asian region's current culture.

Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries, ed. , v.
Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries, ed. , v.

Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries, ed. , v.

Examines how sports and games reflected life around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Covers Africa, Asia, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania.

Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.
Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.

Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.

This guide combines relevant research and theories about suicide with current clinical thinking and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Going beyond the clinical, the volume also explores suicide in history and in popular culture and examines relevant cultural, religious, moral, and ethical viewpoints. It looks at suicide among various demographic groups, probes psychological motivations and methods used, and discusses the controversy surrounding a person's right to die.

Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments, ed. , v.
Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments, ed. , v.

Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments, ed. , v.

Useful to school librarians, teachers, and faculty, this book explains the range of possibilities for creating immersive learning experiences through the use of virtual worlds, virtual simulations, virtual collections, exhibits by libraries and museums, and archives.

The 2000s, ed. , v.
The 2000s, ed. , v.

The 2000s, ed. , v.

This book discusses the decade 2000-2009 in the United States, covering the most important technological, scientific, political, social, and economic events of the century. It looks at arts, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, fashions, and fads popular during this decade.

The Berlin Wall, ed. , v.
The Berlin Wall, ed. , v.

The Berlin Wall, ed. , v.

This title examines an important historic event--the Berlin Wall's division of the city of Berlin, Germany, from the building of the wall to its destruction.

The Black Death, ed. , v.
The Black Death, ed. , v.

The Black Death, ed. , v.

This book discusses how the bubonic plague terrorized Europe and North Africa in the 14th century, killing millions of people, and examines how the disastrous events of the plague were exacerbated by peoples ignorance of scientific facts. Detailed sidebars and a comprehensive timeline are also included.

The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernism, ed. , v.
The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernism, ed. , v.

The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernism, ed. , v.

This book surveys the full spectrum of postmodern culture - high and low, avant-garde and popular, famous and obscure - across a range of fields, from architecture and visual art to fiction, poetry, and drama. It deftly maps postmodernism's successive historical phases, from its emergence in the 1960s to its waning in the first decades of the twenty-first century.

The Factory, ed. , v.
The Factory, ed. , v.

The Factory, ed. , v.

his book traces the history of the factory from the first small cottage workshop through the Industrial Revolution to the large, clean room it is today. It also examines the people behind the machines and how their roles have been defined by the design of factory buildings.

The Haiti Earthquake, ed. , v.
The Haiti Earthquake, ed. , v.

The Haiti Earthquake, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010.

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

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

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

The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.
The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.

The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.

This book focuses primarily on the political history of Myanmar and how these past events impact the nation today.

The History of Singapore, ed. , v.
The History of Singapore, ed. , v.

The History of Singapore, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of Singapore's history from the pre-colonial era to the present, examining this wealthy island nation from economic, political, cultural, and social perspectives.

The History of Thailand, ed. , v.
The History of Thailand, ed. , v.

The History of Thailand, ed. , v.

Provides a clear portrayal of Thailand's culture and society, and explains its significance in the history of human civilization, its strategic geographic location, and its attraction as a tourist destination.

The Horrors of Auschwitz, ed. , v.
The Horrors of Auschwitz, ed. , v.

The Horrors of Auschwitz, ed. , v.

This book discusses the persecution of Jewish people living in territories controlled by the Nazis, which culminated in the creation of concentration camps such as Auschwitz. Full-color photographs, a detailed timeline, and excerpts from primary sources detailing the Nazis rise to power are also included.

The Ideas that Made the Modern World, ed. , v.
The Ideas that Made the Modern World, ed. , v.

The Ideas that Made the Modern World, ed. , v.

Examines the philosophical concepts and theories of the Enlightenment, and the people and history behind it.

The Khmer Rouge, ed. , v.
The Khmer Rouge, ed. , v.

The Khmer Rouge, ed. , v.

Presents accounts of narrow escapes executed by oppressed individuals and groups while illuminating social issues and the historical background that led to the atrocities committed in Cambodia's 'killing fields' by the Khmer Rouge.

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

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

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

The Limits of the Digital Revolution, ed. , v.
The Limits of the Digital Revolution, ed. , v.

The Limits of the Digital Revolution, ed. , v.

The book explores the difference between social media and mass media, the relationship between technologies and social change, and the role of popular culture in the structure of political and economic power. It looks at such social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, suggesting that these tools are systems of surveillance, monitoring everyday activities for the benefit of advertisers and the networks themselves.

The New Nation, ed. , v.
The New Nation, ed. , v.

The New Nation, ed. , v.

Provides a look at early American history about the arts, activities, common items, and popular opinions that profoundly impacted our national way of life.

The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.
The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.

The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence in the African country of Rwanda in 1994.

The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.
The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.

The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive account of the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. It explains the origins and beliefs of the Al-Qaeda terror organization, recounts how the terrorist hijacking plot was carried out, highlights acts of American heroism throughout the ordeal, and details the various ways in which American citizens and their government responded to the shocking attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

The Victorian World, ed. , v.
The Victorian World, ed. , v.

The Victorian World, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the myths and realities of the history of Victorian Britain, with accompanying primary sources. Over 50 primary documents from a wide variety of genres are included.

The Video Game Explosion, ed. , v.
The Video Game Explosion, ed. , v.

The Video Game Explosion, ed. , v.

Traces the growth of video games and the gaming culture that has become an integral part of popular culture today. Covers the leading video game innovators and technological advances.

This Is Who We Were: In the 1920s, ed. , v.
This Is Who We Were: In the 1920s, ed. , v.

This Is Who We Were: In the 1920s, ed. , v.

This book explores American life in the 1920s through personal profiles of individuals and families and their lives at home, at work and in the community; lists of important 'firsts' for America from technical advances and political events to new products and top selling books; economic data covering food, clothing, transportation, housing and other selected prices; reprints of newspaper and magazine articles, letters, posters; and 1920 Census summary and comparison data.

Understanding How Young Children Learn, ed. , v.
Understanding How Young Children Learn, ed. , v.

Understanding How Young Children Learn, ed. , v.

This book provides tips and processes that inspire or propel learning to help teachers design their curriculum and pedagogy.

Urbanization in Southeast Asia: Issues and Impacts, ed. , v. 1
Urbanization in Southeast Asia: Issues and Impacts, ed. , v. 1

Urbanization in Southeast Asia: Issues and Impacts, ed. , v. 1

It is a landmark study on the increasingly urbanized condition of Southeast Asia. It is important because it presents a powerful argument for the role of regional action in developing policy and practical responses to the challenges of urbanization. Thus it offers important lessons for other parts of the world. It provides a valuable roadmap for all concerned with the future of urbanization in Southeast Asia.

Utopias in American History, ed. , v.
Utopias in American History, ed. , v.

Utopias in American History, ed. , v.

Covers the tradition of communal societies in the United States from colonial times to the present, examining their ideological foundations, daily life, and relationships to mainstream American society.

Vietnam War, ed. , v.
Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Vietnam War, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Vietnam War. It discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front and what impact the Vietnam War had on US history and the country’s development.

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, Art, and Museums, ed. , v.
Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, Art, and Museums, ed. , v.

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, Art, and Museums, ed. , v.

This book explores the strategic role and use of virtual and augmented reality in shaping visitor experiences at art galleries and museums and their ability to enhance education. Topics include online learning, digital heritage, and gaming.

Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century America, ed. , v.
Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century America, ed. , v.

Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century America, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of American women's lives in the seventeenth century. Covers topics such as women's roles in the family, women and the law, women and immigration, women's work, women and religion, women and war, and women and education, literature, and recreation.

World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.
World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

This interdisciplinary work brings a new perspective to the diverse and colorful global history of human attire from prehistoric times to modern day. It illuminates dress as a reflection of social status, aesthetic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing, covering the evolution of clothing styles in diverse historical periods, regions, and countries, as well as the diversification of materials, production methods, and commerce.

World Food, ed. , v.
World Food, ed. , v.

World Food, ed. , v.

This reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, diet, cuisine, and culinary exchange from primitive human society to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this resource covers the evolution of food production, distribution, trade, nutrition, and health, as well as such contemporary global issues as famine and food aid, farm subsidies, food safety, genetic engineering, and the organic movement.

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

World War I, ed. , v.

This book traces the path of the first World War from its beginning in 1914 until its end in 1918, describing how the major power struggles of Europe (supported by various colonial holdings and the British alliance with Japan) erupted into a global war that was marked by new forms of combat that included trench warfare, strategies of attrition, and the first use of airpower.

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

World War I, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of and events leading to World War I. It discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front and what impact World War I had on US history and the country's development.

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

World War II, ed. , v.

This book concentrates on how events unfolded in the Far East in the titanic struggle between Japan and the forces of the United States and its allies during World War II.

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

World War II, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of and events leading to World War II. It discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front and what impact World War I had on US history and the country's development.

Biography

100 People Who Made History, ed. , v.
100 People Who Made History, ed. , v.

100 People Who Made History, ed. , v.

Presents brief profiles of one hundred inventors, philosophers, economists, politicians, explorers, and other individuals who have made an impact on history, discussing the achievements of Aristotle, Mark Zuckerberg, Marie Curie, Pele, and others from various industries.

Free at Last, ed. , v.
Free at Last, ed. , v.

Free at Last, ed. , v.

Features a biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences.

Malala Yousafzai, ed. , v.
Malala Yousafzai, ed. , v.

Malala Yousafzai, ed. , v.

This biography examines the remarkable life of Malala Yousafzai. Readers will learn about Malala's family background, education, work as an education activist.

Malcolm X, ed. , v.
Malcolm X, ed. , v.

Malcolm X, ed. , v.

This biography examines the remarkable life of Malcolm X. Readers will learn about Malcolm X's family background, childhood, education, and role as a human rights activist and nation of Islam leader.

History

A Brief History of Australia, ed. , v.
A Brief History of Australia, ed. , v.

A Brief History of Australia, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the history of Australia and places the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context.

A Brief History of France, ed. , v.
A Brief History of France, ed. , v.

A Brief History of France, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the history of France and places the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context.

A Brief History of Germany, ed. , v.
A Brief History of Germany, ed. , v.

A Brief History of Germany, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of the history of Germany and places the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context.

A Chinese History Reader, ed. , v.
A Chinese History Reader, ed. , v.

A Chinese History Reader, ed. , v.

Provides a concise introduction to the Chinese history, covering a long time span extending from antiquity through the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty.

A Cultural History of Tattoos, ed. , v.
A Cultural History of Tattoos, ed. , v.

A Cultural History of Tattoos, ed. , v.

This book explains why people choose to be tattooed, and many of them are the same reasons that have appealed to people throughout the world since prehistoric times—to make themselves more attractive, show their affiliation with a tribe or group, or commemorate a milestone in their lives.

Auschwitz, ed. , v.
Auschwitz, ed. , v.

Auschwitz, ed. , v.

This book examines the history of Auschwitz, the infamous Nazi death camp during the Holocaust, and how it came to be built and used.

Cause & Effect: Ancient China, ed. , v.
Cause & Effect: Ancient China, ed. , v.

Cause & Effect: Ancient China, ed. , v.

Through narrative supported by quotes, this title begins with a brief history of ancient China and then examines questions such as: How Important Was the Great Wall in the Development of Ancient Chinese Civilization?, What Effect Did Confucianism Have on the Chinese Moral and Political Outlook?, How Did the Chinese Invention of Gunpowder Affect Warfare in the World?, and How Did the Silk Road Link China with the Rest of the World?

China at War, ed. , v.
China at War, ed. , v.

China at War, ed. , v.

This book traces the Chinese military and its experiences over the past 2,500 years, describing clashes with other kingdoms and nations as well as internal rebellions and revolutions.

Colonial and Postcolonial East and Southeast Asia, ed. , v.
Colonial and Postcolonial East and Southeast Asia, ed. , v.

Colonial and Postcolonial East and Southeast Asia, ed. , v.

This resource traces the impact of foreign rule in East and Southeast Asia, providing insight into the wars and policies that affected the local people, economy, and society.

Comics Through Time, ed. , v.
Comics Through Time, ed. , v.

Comics Through Time, ed. , v.

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this four-volume work provides an authoritative source on the history of the comics medium.

Daily Life in 18th-Century England, ed. 2, v.
Daily Life in 18th-Century England, ed. 2, v.

Daily Life in 18th-Century England, ed. 2, v.

This book portrays daily life in England in 1700-1800, embracing all levels of society--from the aristocracy to the very poor--to describe a nation grappling with modernity.

Daily Life of Women during the Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.
Daily Life of Women during the Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.

Daily Life of Women during the Civil Rights Era, ed. , v.

Presents an extensive history of women in the civil rights movement that highlights ordinary women's experiences in their local communities and the impacts of their activism upon American women and society.

Foods That Changed History, ed. , v.
Foods That Changed History, ed. , v.

Foods That Changed History, ed. , v.

Presents nearly 100 entries on foods that have shaped history. In learning about foods and their importance, readers will gain valuable insight into other areas such as religious movements, literature, economics, technology, and the human condition itself.

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

Hiroshima, ed. , v.

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

Korean War, ed. , v.
Korean War, ed. , v.

Korean War, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Korean War. It discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front.

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

Modern History in Pictures, ed. , v.

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

Queer America, ed. , v.
Queer America, ed. , v.

Queer America, ed. , v.

Focuses on U. S. history, and the 20th century, of work in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender movements, during this time. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay pride, organizations and alliances, AIDS, and legal battles and court cases are discussed.

Radical Feminists, ed. , v.
Radical Feminists, ed. , v.

Radical Feminists, ed. , v.

Explores the formation of the Radical Feminist Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, its prominent leaders and organizations, and the issues it sought to address.

September 11, 2001, ed. , v.
September 11, 2001, ed. , v.

September 11, 2001, ed. , v.

This book looks at the events leading up to September 11, 2001, when Muslim extremists hijacked U.S. airplanes and crashed them in New York City, Washington, DC, and rural Pennsylvania. These attacks killed 2,977 people and made Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and terrorism household words.

Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries, ed. , v.
Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries, ed. , v.

Sports and Games of the 18th and 19th Centuries, ed. , v.

Examines how sports and games reflected life around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Covers Africa, Asia, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania.

The 2000s, ed. , v.
The 2000s, ed. , v.

The 2000s, ed. , v.

This book discusses the decade 2000-2009 in the United States, covering the most important technological, scientific, political, social, and economic events of the century. It looks at arts, entertainment, sports, lifestyles, fashions, and fads popular during this decade.

The Berlin Wall, ed. , v.
The Berlin Wall, ed. , v.

The Berlin Wall, ed. , v.

This title examines an important historic event--the Berlin Wall's division of the city of Berlin, Germany, from the building of the wall to its destruction.

The Black Death, ed. , v.
The Black Death, ed. , v.

The Black Death, ed. , v.

This book discusses how the bubonic plague terrorized Europe and North Africa in the 14th century, killing millions of people, and examines how the disastrous events of the plague were exacerbated by peoples ignorance of scientific facts. Detailed sidebars and a comprehensive timeline are also included.

The Haiti Earthquake, ed. , v.
The Haiti Earthquake, ed. , v.

The Haiti Earthquake, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010.

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

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

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

The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.
The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.

The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.

This book focuses primarily on the political history of Myanmar and how these past events impact the nation today.

The History of Thailand, ed. , v.
The History of Thailand, ed. , v.

The History of Thailand, ed. , v.

Provides a clear portrayal of Thailand's culture and society, and explains its significance in the history of human civilization, its strategic geographic location, and its attraction as a tourist destination.

The Horrors of Auschwitz, ed. , v.
The Horrors of Auschwitz, ed. , v.

The Horrors of Auschwitz, ed. , v.

This book discusses the persecution of Jewish people living in territories controlled by the Nazis, which culminated in the creation of concentration camps such as Auschwitz. Full-color photographs, a detailed timeline, and excerpts from primary sources detailing the Nazis rise to power are also included.

The Khmer Rouge, ed. , v.
The Khmer Rouge, ed. , v.

The Khmer Rouge, ed. , v.

Presents accounts of narrow escapes executed by oppressed individuals and groups while illuminating social issues and the historical background that led to the atrocities committed in Cambodia's 'killing fields' by the Khmer Rouge.

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

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

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

The New Nation, ed. , v.
The New Nation, ed. , v.

The New Nation, ed. , v.

Provides a look at early American history about the arts, activities, common items, and popular opinions that profoundly impacted our national way of life.

The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.
The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.

The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence in the African country of Rwanda in 1994.

The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.
The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.

The September 11 Terrorist Attacks, ed. , v.

Provides a comprehensive account of the Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. It explains the origins and beliefs of the Al-Qaeda terror organization, recounts how the terrorist hijacking plot was carried out, highlights acts of American heroism throughout the ordeal, and details the various ways in which American citizens and their government responded to the shocking attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

The Victorian World, ed. , v.
The Victorian World, ed. , v.

The Victorian World, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the myths and realities of the history of Victorian Britain, with accompanying primary sources. Over 50 primary documents from a wide variety of genres are included.

This Is Who We Were: In the 1920s, ed. , v.
This Is Who We Were: In the 1920s, ed. , v.

This Is Who We Were: In the 1920s, ed. , v.

This book explores American life in the 1920s through personal profiles of individuals and families and their lives at home, at work and in the community; lists of important 'firsts' for America from technical advances and political events to new products and top selling books; economic data covering food, clothing, transportation, housing and other selected prices; reprints of newspaper and magazine articles, letters, posters; and 1920 Census summary and comparison data.

Utopias in American History, ed. , v.
Utopias in American History, ed. , v.

Utopias in American History, ed. , v.

Covers the tradition of communal societies in the United States from colonial times to the present, examining their ideological foundations, daily life, and relationships to mainstream American society.

Vietnam War, ed. , v.
Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Vietnam War, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the Vietnam War. It discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front and what impact the Vietnam War had on US history and the country’s development.

Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century America, ed. , v.
Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century America, ed. , v.

Women's Roles in Seventeenth-Century America, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of American women's lives in the seventeenth century. Covers topics such as women's roles in the family, women and the law, women and immigration, women's work, women and religion, women and war, and women and education, literature, and recreation.

World Food, ed. , v.
World Food, ed. , v.

World Food, ed. , v.

This reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, diet, cuisine, and culinary exchange from primitive human society to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this resource covers the evolution of food production, distribution, trade, nutrition, and health, as well as such contemporary global issues as famine and food aid, farm subsidies, food safety, genetic engineering, and the organic movement.

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

World War I, ed. , v.

This book traces the path of the first World War from its beginning in 1914 until its end in 1918, describing how the major power struggles of Europe (supported by various colonial holdings and the British alliance with Japan) erupted into a global war that was marked by new forms of combat that included trench warfare, strategies of attrition, and the first use of airpower.

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

World War I, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of and events leading to World War I. It discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front and what impact World War I had on US history and the country's development.

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

World War II, ed. , v.

This book concentrates on how events unfolded in the Far East in the titanic struggle between Japan and the forces of the United States and its allies during World War II.

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

World War II, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of and events leading to World War II. It discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war. Readers will discover the experiences of soldiers and people on the home front and what impact World War I had on US history and the country's development.

Social Science

A History of Evil in Popular Culture, ed. , v.
A History of Evil in Popular Culture, ed. , v.

A History of Evil in Popular Culture, ed. , v.

This book examines the many manifestations of 'evil' in modern media. It asserts that the idea of evil pervades nearly all aspects of life and encourages readers to reconsider some of the notions about evil that pop culture perpetuates and promotes.

How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.
How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.

How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.

Through objective discussion, direct quotes, and full-color illustrations, this title examines issues surrounding the impact of digital devices on society.

Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.
Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.

Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.

This guide combines relevant research and theories about suicide with current clinical thinking and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Going beyond the clinical, the volume also explores suicide in history and in popular culture and examines relevant cultural, religious, moral, and ethical viewpoints. It looks at suicide among various demographic groups, probes psychological motivations and methods used, and discusses the controversy surrounding a person's right to die.

The Factory, ed. , v.
The Factory, ed. , v.

The Factory, ed. , v.

his book traces the history of the factory from the first small cottage workshop through the Industrial Revolution to the large, clean room it is today. It also examines the people behind the machines and how their roles have been defined by the design of factory buildings.

Urbanization in Southeast Asia: Issues and Impacts, ed. , v. 1
Urbanization in Southeast Asia: Issues and Impacts, ed. , v. 1

Urbanization in Southeast Asia: Issues and Impacts, ed. , v. 1

It is a landmark study on the increasingly urbanized condition of Southeast Asia. It is important because it presents a powerful argument for the role of regional action in developing policy and practical responses to the challenges of urbanization. Thus it offers important lessons for other parts of the world. It provides a valuable roadmap for all concerned with the future of urbanization in Southeast Asia.

World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.
World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

This interdisciplinary work brings a new perspective to the diverse and colorful global history of human attire from prehistoric times to modern day. It illuminates dress as a reflection of social status, aesthetic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing, covering the evolution of clothing styles in diverse historical periods, regions, and countries, as well as the diversification of materials, production methods, and commerce.

Library Science

Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.
Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.

Adding Value to Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.

This book explains how addressing the '5 C's' of adding value—content, context, connection, collaboration, and community—enables libraries and other organizations to find new ways to invigorate their services, better serve their communities, and thrive today and tomorrow. It addresses adding value in the context of other key topics, such as crowdsourcing, embedded librarianship, makerspaces, self publishing, and repurposing spaces.

Digitizing Your Community's History, ed. , v.
Digitizing Your Community's History, ed. , v.

Digitizing Your Community's History, ed. , v.

This resource provides step-by-step directions for launching a DIY digitization program for personal and community historical materials. It covers the process of setting up a digitization program, training customers to use the equipment, best practices for storing digitized material, and tips for engaging the community in local history, such as ideas for exhibiting materials and programs for genealogy and family history.

Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.
Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.

Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with a set of tools for designing, developing, and implementing metadata-rich information systems while also examining the challenges and opportunities in this field.

Personal Archiving, ed. , v.
Personal Archiving, ed. , v.

Personal Archiving, ed. , v.

This book explores the emerging field of personal archiving. It covers a range of topics such as: archiving individual and family histories; services and software products; social media and email applications; legal issues; evolving formats and media considerations; academic research projects; Library of Congress initiatives; the role of the Internet Archive; research at Microsoft; and case studies of digital archiving in practice.

Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments, ed. , v.
Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments, ed. , v.

Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments, ed. , v.

Useful to school librarians, teachers, and faculty, this book explains the range of possibilities for creating immersive learning experiences through the use of virtual worlds, virtual simulations, virtual collections, exhibits by libraries and museums, and archives.

Multicultural Studies

African Americans in Film, ed. , v.
African Americans in Film, ed. , v.

African Americans in Film, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of the systemic oppression that has made it difficult for African Americans to break into the movie business. The whitewashing of roles in films and the lack of representation at awards shows such as the Oscars are only two of the career obstacles African American actors and filmmakers have historically faced.

Asian American History and Culture, ed. , v.
Asian American History and Culture, ed. , v.

Asian American History and Culture, ed. , v.

This encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnicities and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States. It covers the political, social, and cultural history of immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands, and their descendents, as well as the social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families, and individuals in contemporary society.

Arts

African Americans in Film, ed. , v.
African Americans in Film, ed. , v.

African Americans in Film, ed. , v.

This book explores the causes of the systemic oppression that has made it difficult for African Americans to break into the movie business. The whitewashing of roles in films and the lack of representation at awards shows such as the Oscars are only two of the career obstacles African American actors and filmmakers have historically faced.

Comics Through Time, ed. , v.
Comics Through Time, ed. , v.

Comics Through Time, ed. , v.

Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this four-volume work provides an authoritative source on the history of the comics medium.

General Reference

America's Oddest Museums, ed. , v.
America's Oddest Museums, ed. , v.

America's Oddest Museums, ed. , v.

This book looks at museums that walk on the weird side of displays and dioramas full of wacky things like failed consumer products, creepy old pharmacies, and more.

Technology

Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific, ed. , v.
Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific, ed. , v.

Digital Humanities and Scholarly Research Trends in the Asia-Pacific, ed. , v.

This book provides innovative insights into the development of digital humanities and their ability to facilitate academic exchange and preserve cultural heritage.

How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.
How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.

How Are Digital Devices Impacting Society?, ed. , v.

Through objective discussion, direct quotes, and full-color illustrations, this title examines issues surrounding the impact of digital devices on society.

Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.
Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.

Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.

Covers scientific and technological innovations of the 2000s, including the rapid expansion of the online economy propelled by popular mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and e-readers and the widespread use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Also covers the human genome project, medical discoveries, and discoveries in space and here on earth that offered new insights into humanity's place in the cosmos.

Social Media, ed. , v.
Social Media, ed. , v.

Social Media, ed. , v.

In this book readers will learn how Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and other social media, have become an integral part of people's lives, affecting their attitudes, relationships, mental health-and personal safety.

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, Art, and Museums, ed. , v.
Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, Art, and Museums, ed. , v.

Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education, Art, and Museums, ed. , v.

This book explores the strategic role and use of virtual and augmented reality in shaping visitor experiences at art galleries and museums and their ability to enhance education. Topics include online learning, digital heritage, and gaming.

Nation and World

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This volume examines the characteristics and significance of many of the Egyptian gods and goddesses. It also looks at related topics such as ancient symbols and the influence of Egyptian mythology on other cultures and belief systems.

Encyclopedia of National Anthems, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of National Anthems, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of National Anthems, ed. , v.

A collection of national anthems from most of the 193 sovereign countries in the world. Provides sheet music arranged for piano as well as lyrics in the original language of each country along with an English translation, if applicable.

Encyclopedia of National Dress, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of National Dress, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of National Dress, ed. , v.

Examines clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style.

Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers the figures once believed to populate Mount Olympus. It also discusses related concepts and facts about the Greek mythological tradition.

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This volume provides a glimpse of the cradle of civilization by examining Mesopotamian religious and mythological beliefs as well as some of the gods and goddesses at the core of their stories. It also looks at epics--such as that of Gilgamesh--and other aspects of Mesopotamian life.

Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This book presents the major and lesser figures of Roman mythology. It also includes sidebars spotlighting related facts and concepts about Roman mythology and religion.

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective, ed. , v.
Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective, ed. , v.

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of Southeast Asia with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Southeast Asian region's current culture.

The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.
The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.

The History of Myanmar, ed. , v.

This book focuses primarily on the political history of Myanmar and how these past events impact the nation today.

The History of Singapore, ed. , v.
The History of Singapore, ed. , v.

The History of Singapore, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of Singapore's history from the pre-colonial era to the present, examining this wealthy island nation from economic, political, cultural, and social perspectives.

The History of Thailand, ed. , v.
The History of Thailand, ed. , v.

The History of Thailand, ed. , v.

Provides a clear portrayal of Thailand's culture and society, and explains its significance in the history of human civilization, its strategic geographic location, and its attraction as a tourist destination.

The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.
The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.

The Rwandan Genocide, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence in the African country of Rwanda in 1994.

World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.
World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

World Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

This interdisciplinary work brings a new perspective to the diverse and colorful global history of human attire from prehistoric times to modern day. It illuminates dress as a reflection of social status, aesthetic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing, covering the evolution of clothing styles in diverse historical periods, regions, and countries, as well as the diversification of materials, production methods, and commerce.

Literature

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This volume examines the characteristics and significance of many of the Egyptian gods and goddesses. It also looks at related topics such as ancient symbols and the influence of Egyptian mythology on other cultures and belief systems.

Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Greek Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers the figures once believed to populate Mount Olympus. It also discusses related concepts and facts about the Greek mythological tradition.

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Mesopotamian Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This volume provides a glimpse of the cradle of civilization by examining Mesopotamian religious and mythological beliefs as well as some of the gods and goddesses at the core of their stories. It also looks at epics--such as that of Gilgamesh--and other aspects of Mesopotamian life.

Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.
Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

Roman Gods & Goddesses, ed. , v.

This book presents the major and lesser figures of Roman mythology. It also includes sidebars spotlighting related facts and concepts about Roman mythology and religion.

The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernism, ed. , v.
The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernism, ed. , v.

The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernism, ed. , v.

This book surveys the full spectrum of postmodern culture - high and low, avant-garde and popular, famous and obscure - across a range of fields, from architecture and visual art to fiction, poetry, and drama. It deftly maps postmodernism's successive historical phases, from its emergence in the 1960s to its waning in the first decades of the twenty-first century.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travel

Museums, ed. , v.
Museums, ed. , v.

Museums, ed. , v.

This book discusses exhibits and collections in a museum, who works there, different types of museums, and their link to the past.

Science

Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.
Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.

Science and Technology of the 2000s, ed. , v.

Covers scientific and technological innovations of the 2000s, including the rapid expansion of the online economy propelled by popular mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, and e-readers and the widespread use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Also covers the human genome project, medical discoveries, and discoveries in space and here on earth that offered new insights into humanity's place in the cosmos.

The Video Game Explosion, ed. , v.
The Video Game Explosion, ed. , v.

The Video Game Explosion, ed. , v.

Traces the growth of video games and the gaming culture that has become an integral part of popular culture today. Covers the leading video game innovators and technological advances.

Medicine

Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.
Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.

Suicide and Mental Health, ed. , v.

This guide combines relevant research and theories about suicide with current clinical thinking and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. Going beyond the clinical, the volume also explores suicide in history and in popular culture and examines relevant cultural, religious, moral, and ethical viewpoints. It looks at suicide among various demographic groups, probes psychological motivations and methods used, and discusses the controversy surrounding a person's right to die.

Religion

The Ideas that Made the Modern World, ed. , v.
The Ideas that Made the Modern World, ed. , v.

The Ideas that Made the Modern World, ed. , v.

Examines the philosophical concepts and theories of the Enlightenment, and the people and history behind it.

Business

The Limits of the Digital Revolution, ed. , v.
The Limits of the Digital Revolution, ed. , v.

The Limits of the Digital Revolution, ed. , v.

The book explores the difference between social media and mass media, the relationship between technologies and social change, and the role of popular culture in the structure of political and economic power. It looks at such social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, suggesting that these tools are systems of surveillance, monitoring everyday activities for the benefit of advertisers and the networks themselves.

Education

Understanding How Young Children Learn, ed. , v.
Understanding How Young Children Learn, ed. , v.

Understanding How Young Children Learn, ed. , v.

This book provides tips and processes that inspire or propel learning to help teachers design their curriculum and pedagogy.