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3D Printing
3D Printing

3D Printing

This guide covers the essential basics of 3D printing including materials, parts, software, modeling, basic design, and finishing.

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A comprehensive reference work containing over 8,500 informative entries on all aspects of environment and conservation. Topics include sustainable development, biodiversity, environmental ethics, philosophy and history, resource management, sociology, and environmental policy.

A History of Film
A History of Film

A History of Film

This title examines film's origins at the turn of the twentieth century, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

A History of Music
A History of Music

A History of Music

This title examines Western music's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it expanded, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

A History of Television
A History of Television

A History of Television

This title examines television's origin in the United States, the ways different networks and shows have shaped history, and how it has grown to capture the nation's attention.

Algebra
Algebra

Algebra

This book explores the highlights of algebra, from its basic principles through real numbers, and the application of algebra’s fundamental concepts.

Algebra I
Algebra I

Algebra I

This guide provides a natural transition from basic math to algebra, with a review of relevant concepts and operations, as well as an introduction to linear equations and functions, including graphing and inequalities. Also covered are absolute-value equations, radical equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations and functions, and rational expressions, equations, and functions.

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering
Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of biological engineering, including bionic legs, artificial organs, and animal cloning. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering
Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering, including the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Analyze This
Analyze This

Analyze This

This book focuses on how experiments are conducted using the scientific method. The Periodic Table is introduced, along with descriptions of mixtures, solutions, and compounds.

Animals
Animals

Animals

Discusses the importance of animals in our lives and how they provide food, companionship, clothing, and other needs, and provides activities for further understanding.

Apps for Librarians
Apps for Librarians

Apps for Librarians

This book introduces you to the apps that can help you save time and increase your own productivity as well as serve as a curator and reviewer of apps and resident expert to benefit your patrons. It will save you from wading through and learning about the millions of apps available today and direct you to the very best apps in areas important to education, the workplace, and professional development.

Arithmetic
Arithmetic

Arithmetic

This book provides an overview of arithmetic. It offers examples of how they are used in routine activities, such as social media applications.

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed.
Arms & Armor, Rev. ed.

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed.

Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

Bioengineering
Bioengineering

Bioengineering

This book covers recent advances in bioengineering that have changed both the world in which we live and the bodies within which we live. Among the topics covered are homeostasis, biological and artificial control systems, diagnostic imaging, prostheses, biomaterials, environmental engineering, and various subfields of bioengineering.

Biology
Biology

Biology

This volume is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the study of living matter: what it is composed of, how it reproduces, how it reacts to the environment around it, and how it evolves. Readers will enjoy the bright photos and engaging information while learning an important part of the study of biology.

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.

Brain-Friendly Assessments
Brain-Friendly Assessments

Brain-Friendly Assessments

Describes critical factors to consider when designing and selecting assessment techniques to accurately gauge how well students learn and retain information.

Building a Team
Building a Team

Building a Team

Provides the skills needed to inspire employees, maximize potential, and achieve positive professional results.

Career, Aptitude and Selection Tests, ed. 3
Career, Aptitude and Selection Tests, ed. 3

Career, Aptitude and Selection Tests, ed. 3

Helps job seekers work out what area of work they should be focusing on by identifying their interests and strengths and scientifically interpreting which jobs they are suited to.

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry

In this volume, readers learn about the history of chemistry and the concepts they might encounter in an introductory chemistry course, including chemical and volumetric analysis, atomic theory, gravitation, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions and formulas, and organic and inorganic compounds and bonds.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Cloning
Cloning

Cloning

This book explores the history, science, applications, and ethical issues of cloning. Profiles include pioneers in the field, including John Bertrand Gurdon, Ian Wilmut, Shinya Yamanaka, and James Thomson.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This text helps readers learn how to recognize negative thought patterns or obsessive behaviors, and then teaches how to employ various simple, yet effective techniques such as meditation, visualization, relaxation, and mindfulness to overcome them.

Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing
Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing

Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing

Investing with the explicit goal of creating financial returns alongside measurable social and environmental benefits is gaining popularity in the business world. By putting a lens on the underlying practices that bridge impact investing and risk mitigation finance, this book outlines the transformation in finance itself, driven by more cross-sector, transparent relationships in the service of creating long-term value for multiple stakeholders, not just shareholders.

Compost
Compost

Compost

Covers how to make the best compost using ingredients that are easily found around the house.

Computer
Computer

Computer

Presents an illustrated look at computers, describing how they were invented, how they work, the different types, how they are used in everyday life, and how they affect the future.

Coral Reef Ecosystems
Coral Reef Ecosystems

Coral Reef Ecosystems

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

Crime Fighting
Crime Fighting

Crime Fighting

This work examines advancements in forensic science and explores the positive and negative aspects of using this technology to fight crime.

Dealing with Difficult People, Rev. ed.
Dealing with Difficult People, Rev. ed.

Dealing with Difficult People, Rev. ed.

Provides a look at individual behavior, what drives it and how to cope with it. Covers the seven types of difficult person, what conflict is and how to handle it, handling aggressive people, motivating lazy colleagues, dealing with difficult customers and handling complaints.

Desert Ecosystems
Desert Ecosystems

Desert Ecosystems

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

Develop Your Assertiveness, ed. 2
Develop Your Assertiveness, ed. 2

Develop Your Assertiveness, ed. 2

Offers simple techniques to enable you to become more assertive.

Develop Your Marketing Skills
Develop Your Marketing Skills

Develop Your Marketing Skills

Outlines the key concepts and principles which govern the subject of marketing, such as product management, market research, communications, market coverage, creating a marketing plan and pricing perspectives.

Digital Content Creation in Schools
Digital Content Creation in Schools

Digital Content Creation in Schools

This book emphasizes digital content creation and the use of the CCSS as benchmarks to help you create cutting-edge classroom instruction. The book begins by presenting research on student learning through multimedia and digital content creation. This introduction is followed by outlines of each stage of the practical, easy-to-use Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate (DDD-E) model, which is designed specifically for classroom use.

Dog Tricks
Dog Tricks

Dog Tricks

This guide demonstrates a variety of popular dog tricks with detailed, step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs, with helpful information on using positive training, rewards, cues, and body language to facilitate training.

Doing Business
Doing Business

Doing Business

Provides the skills and tools needed for sales management, selling, and negotiating to maximize potential, and achieve positive professional results.

Economy
Economy

Economy

Provides a comprehensive examination of the complex ways in which economies succeed or fail, covering the role and value of currency, the reasons that recessions happen, and why some countries are poor while others are rich.

Effective Financial Management
Effective Financial Management

Effective Financial Management

Offers advice on raising money for a business, continues through maintaining investor relationships, and includes useful information on accounting, reporting and communicating effectively.

Embedding Formative Assessment
Embedding Formative Assessment

Embedding Formative Assessment

Effective classroom formative assessment helps educators make minute-by-minute, day-by-day instructional decisions. This guide for teachers centers on five key instructional strategies, along with an overview of each strategy and practical formative assessment techniques for implementing it in K-12 classrooms.

Energy All Around
Energy All Around

Energy All Around

This book explains how all forms of energy are either potential or kinetic. It addresses how energy can be used in the form of water to create electricity, in the solar form to heat our homes, and in the form of wind to turn the blades on a wind turbine.

Energy Sources
Energy Sources

Energy Sources

This work examines our reliance on fossil fuels and their impact on the environment; the pros and cons of nuclear energy; the debate about biofuels; harnessing energy from the Sun, wind, and water; and energy in the future, from hydrogen fuel cells to solar power from space.

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms
Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction
Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

Epidemiology
Epidemiology

Epidemiology

This title presents the history of epidemiology. Text details how early studies of the spread of disease led to vaccines and medications that can halt pandemics. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible. A case study on the current Ebola outbreak is also included.

Exploring Space
Exploring Space

Exploring Space

Contains articles detailing biographies of famous astronomers, celestial bodies found in the universe, the solar system, and future explorations into space.

Factory Farming
Factory Farming

Factory Farming

Explores the issues surrounding the factory farming, meeting the world’s demand for food, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

First Garden Activity Book
First Garden Activity Book

First Garden Activity Book

Teaches young gardeners how to growing plants and includes projects to enjoy with easy-to-follow ideas.

Food Plants
Food Plants

Food Plants

Explores the diverse array of food plants from around the word and how each is grown and different ways to eat the grain, fruit, leaves or vegetable.

Food Science
Food Science

Food Science

This title presents the history of food science. Text details how early studies of nutrition and food chemistry led to today's food safety standards and genetically modified crops. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Forensic Science
Forensic Science

Forensic Science

This title presents the history of forensics. Text details how early studies of toxic chemicals and firearm analysis led to modern scientific crime solving techniques. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy
Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

This book covers the foundations of genes and heredity to give readers a solid understanding of what modern genetics has been built on, before examining the ways in which genetic testing is used to assess genetic risk.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food
Genetically Modified Crops and Food

Genetically Modified Crops and Food

This book explains the reactions of scientists, farmers, chefs, and medical doctors to the scientific changes in agriculture, which have ranged from support to skepticism, and shows how different governments around the world view the inclusion of GMOs in food.

Genetics
Genetics

Genetics

This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Geometry and Trigonometry
Geometry and Trigonometry

Geometry and Trigonometry

This book explores the principles of geometry and trigonometry. It investigates the relationships of points, lines, surfaces, and solids, construction methods for drawing figures, and methods to prove the facts. It also covers triangle measure for circular motion, sine and cosine, tangent and secant, and trigonometric functions that are applied to right triangles.

Grassland Ecosystems
Grassland Ecosystems

Grassland Ecosystems

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

Green Property, ed. 2
Green Property, ed. 2

Green Property, ed. 2

A guide to buying, developing and investing in environmentally-friendly property, and making one's home more energy-efficient.

Grow It, Cook It
Grow It, Cook It

Grow It, Cook It

Offers a fresh approach to healthy eating by getting children involved in food right from the start. Children will learn that when they eat a carrot, they're biting into a root; salads are made up of leaves; and berries are the fruit and seeds of plants, encouraging an early appreciation of food and its origins.

High Impact School Library Spaces
High Impact School Library Spaces

High Impact School Library Spaces

To keep school libraries relevant, their physical spaces need to be reinvented to mirror 21st-century learning models. This book will enable everyone from school librarians and principals to district-level administrators, architects, and interior planners of school library spaces to reconceptualize school libraries.

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize
How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize

This guide covers the basics of what a cell is and how cells reproduce and change in order to form different life forms and perform specialized functions. It also covers how scientists have learned to manipulate and regenerate cells, leading to advances in medicine. The controversy surrounding cloning technology is discussed, as is the future of cytology and cell biology.

How Do Animals Communicate?
How Do Animals Communicate?

How Do Animals Communicate?

This book introduces young readers to the myriad ways in which the assorted members of the animal kingdom communicate.

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?
How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

In this book, readers will learn all about how different animal groups forage for food, creating various food chains that allow diverse creatures to thrive.

How Do I Use a Library?
How Do I Use a Library?

How Do I Use a Library?

This book helps the reader to navigate the physical and digital bookshelves of libraries, explaining the various types of libraries and breaking down how to use library catalogues and classification systems. This is followed by a short research project, encouraging a connection between information from multiple sources in line with Common Core requirements.

How Do I Use an Encyclopedia?
How Do I Use an Encyclopedia?

How Do I Use an Encyclopedia?

This book teaches the reader how to do encyclopedia research in the traditional sense. It teaches the basics of how to use an encylopedia, how to search for information both offline and online, and how to utilize their findings in school projects. Online research, and search tips and information on online citations, are also covered.

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?
How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

In this book, readers learn that living organisms must adapt to survive as their surroundings change. By studying the developmental history of everything from single cell organisms to complex vertebrates, readers are presented with the evidence for evolution provided by the fossil record.

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ
How Plant and Animal Cells Differ

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ

In this book, readers will learn the organelles that are particular to animal or plant cells. They will be exposed to the wide variety of plant and animal cells, as well as the characteristics that makes specialized cells so suited to their functions. Special attention is paid to photosynthesis and cellular respiration, including the complementary nature of the two processes.

How the Automobile Changed History
How the Automobile Changed History

How the Automobile Changed History

This book examines the automobile's start as a motorized carriage, how it works, and its evolution into the world's principal method of transportation with cultural, industrial, and environmental influences.

How the Computer Changed History
How the Computer Changed History

How the Computer Changed History

This book examines the development of the computer, how it works, and how it has become a standard machine used in businesses, homes, and industries.

How the Internet Changed History
How the Internet Changed History

How the Internet Changed History

This book examines the birth of the Internet, how it works, and how it has revolutionized culture, industry, and business.

How the Light Bulb Changed History
How the Light Bulb Changed History

How the Light Bulb Changed History

This book examines the invention of the light bulb, how it works, and how electric light changed the way people live and work.

How the Printing Press Changed History
How the Printing Press Changed History

How the Printing Press Changed History

This book examines the invention and development of the printing press, how it works, and how its role in speeding the dissemination of information revolutionized society.

How the Refrigerator Changed History
How the Refrigerator Changed History

How the Refrigerator Changed History

This book examines the invention and evolution of the refrigerator and explores how refrigeration has changed the way people eat and live.

How the Toilet Changed History
How the Toilet Changed History

How the Toilet Changed History

This book examines the invention of the toilet and explores how improving sanitation has changed cities and human health.

How the Wheel Changed History
How the Wheel Changed History

How the Wheel Changed History

This book examines the ancient origins of the wheel and explores the many inventions--from the spinning wheel to the phonograph--made possible by the simple machine.

How to Deal with Stress, ed. 2
How to Deal with Stress, ed. 2

How to Deal with Stress, ed. 2

Covers topics such as time management, exercise, nutrition and relaxation techniques; offers a structured plan to manage stress for both home and office.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking
How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.

How to Manage People
How to Manage People

How to Manage People

Provides advice to managers and team leaders on how to manage people in their teams. Covers various managerial skills, including: leadership, motivating people, team building, delegating, interviewing, managing performance, developing people, managing change and handling people problems.

How to Motivate People, ed. 2
How to Motivate People, ed. 2

How to Motivate People, ed. 2

Clarifies the underlying principles for motivating staff to get results and maximize performance and sets out clear guidelines on how to reduce negativity; boost positive feelings; foster enthusiasm and involvement and focus effort on key issues.

How to Sell Yourself
How to Sell Yourself

How to Sell Yourself

Provides guidelines on how to sell yourself, particularly how to develop and manage your 'image' for success.

How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2
How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

Provides a quick and effective course from the perspective of the pursuit of business growth, and describes a business proceeding from initial set-up through its first year of trading.

How to Write Reports and Proposals, Rev. 2nd ed.
How to Write Reports and Proposals, Rev. 2nd ed.

How to Write Reports and Proposals, Rev. 2nd ed.

Provides practical pointers to impress convince or persuade colleagues or clients on how to make a plan of what to write, transfer ideas onto paper and edit them to achieve the best results.

How to Write a Business Plan, ed. 3
How to Write a Business Plan, ed. 3

How to Write a Business Plan, ed. 3

Covers all the issues involved in producing a plan, from profiling competitors and forecasting market development, to the importance of providing clear and concise financial information.

Improve Your Communication Skills, Rev. 2nd ed.
Improve Your Communication Skills, Rev. 2nd ed.

Improve Your Communication Skills, Rev. 2nd ed.

Covers how to improve conversation skills and build rapport with colleagues, hold interviews and staff appraisals, learn the skills of persuasion, give effective presentations, write emails, letters and reports and write for the web.

Investigating UFOs and Aliens
Investigating UFOs and Aliens

Investigating UFOs and Aliens

Evaluating tales of alien encounters and UFO sightings with a critical eye, this book considers the possibility of extraterrestrial life by separating scientific fact from fiction, hoaxes, and the unprovable. It also examines “ufology” and alien life in popular culture, surveying the books, movies, TV shows, and more inspired by the idea of intergalactic contact.

Leadership for Innovation
Leadership for Innovation

Leadership for Innovation

Provides help to leaders of all types to meet the challenge of innovation, and achieve profitable growth through team creativity.

Life Science
Life Science

Life Science

This book introduces students to the ways humans, plants, and animals are created, and how living things exist on our planet. There are diagrams of parts of the human brain and body, as well as of simpler life forms. Fact boxes spell out the basics of life, and sidebars cover subjects such as carnivores and herbivores.

Light a Fire Under Your Business
Light a Fire Under Your Business

Light a Fire Under Your Business

This book teaches business leaders and others how to improve processes, empower employees, and transform a business culture. It applies principles of the authors' actual firefighting experiences to business situations.

Management Skills
Management Skills

Management Skills

This book offers a simple, step-by-step guide in which to learn key management skills, right down to the minor details. It turns topics that are often overwhelming and hard to grasp into something easy, goal focused, skill building and ultimately rewarding.

Mathematics
Mathematics

Mathematics

This book explores the history and basic concepts of mathematics and reveals how math concepts helped to shape society.

Medicare
Medicare

Medicare

This guide explains the benefits, rules, and processes of Medicare. It also discusses the history of the program, coverage of the prescription drug program, Part D, closing coverage gaps, and the future of Medicare.

Medicine
Medicine

Medicine

This title presents the history of medicine. Text details how early studies of anatomy and circulation led to robotic surgery and heart transplants. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Mindfulness
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

This guide helps readers understand and use the practice of mindfulness to ease psychological and physical issues (including anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, addiction, and trauma); repair and improve relationships with others; connect with children; and find meaning in life.

Motivate to Win, ed. 3
Motivate to Win, ed. 3

Motivate to Win, ed. 3

Covers how to become highly motivated, to achieve goals by understanding what motivates others, what inspires them, and avoid the pitfalls of de-motivation.

Numbers
Numbers

Numbers

Explores the concepts and real life applications of numbers by using illustrations, rhymes and a focus on the interaction between the reader and the text.

Ocean Ecosystems
Ocean Ecosystems

Ocean Ecosystems

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

Offshore Sea Life ID Guide
Offshore Sea Life ID Guide

Offshore Sea Life ID Guide

This guide, designed for use on whale-watching and birding trips off the East Coast, helps the reader identify sea life such as whales, dolphins, shearwaters, turtles, and flying fish.

Organic Chemistry I For Dummies®, ed. 2
Organic Chemistry I For Dummies®, ed. 2

Organic Chemistry I For Dummies®, ed. 2

This guide explains the basic principles of organic chemistry in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots.

Organic Foods
Organic Foods

Organic Foods

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on organic foods and a healthy diet.

Organise Yourself, ed. 3
Organise Yourself, ed. 3

Organise Yourself, ed. 3

Contains tips on building positive workplace habits, avoiding information overload, overcoming distractions and interruptions, organizing work space and filing systems, making effective use of technology and coping with the challenges of working from home.

Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes
Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes

Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes

This guide is written primarily for people with type 2 diabetes, but also includes coverage of type 1. Topics include: symptoms, monitoring, medications, treatment, support, and exercise. It emphasizes the importance of taking on a positive approach to a type 2 diabetes, and includes advice on meal planning, various diets, and goals for diabetes control and weight management.

People Skills
People Skills

People Skills

This guide offers advice on the foundations of effective communication, tips on understanding and maximizing nonverbal communication, ways to handle conflict and difficult conversations, pointers on being more influential and persuasive, and a primer for public speaking to small or large groups.

Physical Science
Physical Science

Physical Science

This book introduces students to non-living systems and teaches them how things move. There are chapters on chemicals and materials, and on forces, energy, and different kinds of waves. Diagrams, sidebars, and fact boxes provide important details.

Physics
Physics

Physics

This guide explores the fundamentals of physics--Newton's laws, the basics of thermodynamics, mass, energy and work, inertia, velocity and acceleration, displacement, and more.

Physics
Physics

Physics

This book introduces readers to the science that is at the very center of all other sciences and essential to our very existence.

Physics I Workbook For Dummies®, ed. 2
Physics I Workbook For Dummies®, ed. 2

Physics I Workbook For Dummies®, ed. 2

This guide helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common physics problems with confidence and ease.

Pilates
Pilates

Pilates

This guide will help the reader improve flexibility, posture, and strength through Pilates exercises.

Piratepedia
Piratepedia

Piratepedia

Covers the pirate world of the past, featuring high-sea rogues, their vessels, hideouts, cunning adventures, and gnarly ends by combining facts and classic fiction.

Planet Earth
Planet Earth

Planet Earth

Covers interesting features about Earth, examining extremes around the globe such as hot and cold spots, as well as the strange and remote places that a diverse planet offers.

Puppies
Puppies

Puppies

This guide features tips on choosing a puppy, preparing for the new family member's arrival, nutrition, sleep, housetraining, medical care, and socialization.

Quilting
Quilting

Quilting

Covering both machine and hand quilting, this guide includes step-by-step photos and sample projects.

Rainforest Ecosystems
Rainforest Ecosystems

Rainforest Ecosystems

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

Robotics
Robotics

Robotics

This title presents the history of robotics. Text details how early mechanical automatons led to the advanced, intelligent robots of today. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Science
Science

Science

Introduces the key aspects of science, covering all the crucial topics from atoms and evolution to explosive chemical reactions.

Science
Science

Science

This book covers the history of humanity and our curiosity regarding the world around us. Included are early achievements--such as the discovery of fire and written language--and modern triumphs of ingenuity such as space exploration, genetics, information technology, and the so-called God Particle.

Science and Nature
Science and Nature

Science and Nature

Contains articles about science and nature that detail natural phenomena, rocks and minerals, energy and atoms, and biographies of famous scientists.

Security for Cloud Storage Systems
Security for Cloud Storage Systems

Security for Cloud Storage Systems

Covers Cloud storage and details the importance of cloud computing, offering an efficient and secure dynamic auditing protocol service for data owners to host their data in the cloud.

Seismology
Seismology

Seismology

This title presents the history of seismology. Text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Singing, ed. 2
Singing, ed. 2

Singing, ed. 2

This book provides guidance on improving one's singing voice. Readers will learn how to find their ideal singing range, how best to practice, how to improve basic technique, how to stand and breathe properly, how to sing in different musical styles, and how to move beyond singing in the shower to singing in public. Both solo and ensemble singing are covered, as is the concept of sight singing.

Social Security
Social Security

Social Security

This guide covers the history of Social Security, the traditional age requirement, disability and survivor benefits, and the future of the program.

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective
Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective

Southeast Asian Cultures in Perspective

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.

Start Up & Run Your Own Business, ed. 7
Start Up & Run Your Own Business, ed. 7

Start Up & Run Your Own Business, ed. 7

Provides information for people interested in starting their own business. Covers topics such as business definition, marketing and raising finance, procurement, accountancy, IT, taxation and HR issues.

Statistics and Probability
Statistics and Probability

Statistics and Probability

This book offers a broad collection of the principles of statistics and probability. The topics are often accompanied by references to famous mathematicians who discovered these principles, as well as snapshots of these principles at work in our real world.

Successful Interviewing and Recruitment
Successful Interviewing and Recruitment

Successful Interviewing and Recruitment

Examines successful interviewing skills. Explains how to structure the interview, spot exceptional candidates and hire only the best who will add value to your business. Explores which questions to ask as well as which questions not to ask.

Successful Time Management, Rev. 2nd ed.
Successful Time Management, Rev. 2nd ed.

Successful Time Management, Rev. 2nd ed.

Provides tips and techniques, to help anyone review and assess their own time management and adopt new work practices to improve it.

Taking Minutes of Meetings, Rev. 2nd ed.
Taking Minutes of Meetings, Rev. 2nd ed.

Taking Minutes of Meetings, Rev. 2nd ed.

Covers the entire process behind minute taking from arranging the meeting, writing the agenda, creating the optimum environment, taking, structuring and writing notes up accurately.

Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You
Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You

Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You

This book provides insights into the protégé-to-mentor relationship, including how, when, and why effective mentorship does or does not happen and how to develop a mindset that attracts successful role models. It also helps readers to recognize and gather evidence that enables them to counter the negative messages and obstacles that confront career-driven women.

Teacher Effectiveness: Capacity Building in a Complex Learning Era, v. 1
Teacher Effectiveness: Capacity Building in a Complex Learning Era, v. 1

Teacher Effectiveness: Capacity Building in a Complex Learning Era, v. 1

Calls into question, the fundamental concern of “what makes an effective teacher” for today and tomorrow. Concerned with student outcomes based primarily on a limited set of measures and attribution of student achievements to the quality of teachers, Teacher Effectiveness: Capacity Building in a Complex Learning Era aims to bridge the gaps for much needed resources on teacher education and teacher professional development. The importance of evidence-based approaches, planning for quality impact and contextualisation of relevant outcomes are discussed and illustrated in this book.

Technology and Inventions
Technology and Inventions

Technology and Inventions

Collection of articles describing the great inventors and inventions that have changed the world regarding transportation, energy, daily life, and communication.

The Aptitude Test Workbook
The Aptitude Test Workbook

The Aptitude Test Workbook

Provides preparation for psychometric testing used by organizations and educational institutions to determine candidates' abilities. Contains sample tests with numerous questions - verbal, numerical, perceptual, spatial and practical.

The Bones in Your Body
The Bones in Your Body

The Bones in Your Body

This work explores the many different systems and organs that all work together to make a breathing, moving, thinking person. Readers will investigate how the heart pumps blood throughout the body, how the lungs facilitate respiration, and other vital physiological processes.

The Brain in Your Body
The Brain in Your Body

The Brain in Your Body

This work explains the complex biology behind thought and sensation in a way that is clear and comprehensive for lower elementary readers. Each part of the brain and its function is presented with diagrams and images that help navigate the anatomy of the brain.

The Britannica Guide to Climate Change
The Britannica Guide to Climate Change

The Britannica Guide to Climate Change

Using scientific evidence and data to illustrate the drastic change in the earth's atmosphere, this guide examines how actions that produce greenhouse gases and deforestation are a concern for all when it comes to climate change.

The Collection's at the Core
The Collection's at the Core

The Collection's at the Core

This book investigates Common Core standards, OER, STEM, and collection development, and provides guidance on how to transform a school library's collection.

The Common Core Standards
The Common Core Standards

The Common Core Standards

This guide helps parents, students, teachers, and administrators understand the details of the Common Core initiative.

The Credit Cleanup Book
The Credit Cleanup Book

The Credit Cleanup Book

This book will help readers understand credit scoring and learn how to obtain—and improve—their credit reports.

The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets
The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets

The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets

This book examines new approaches to business in emerging markets. Part one is aimed at what you need to think about and the various risks and how to get your approach right. Part two is aimed at helping firms prioritize emerging markets by giving a review of the different markets from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) to the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

The Economist Marketing for Growth
The Economist Marketing for Growth

The Economist Marketing for Growth

Provides a guide to how the marketing function within a business can and should become its most important driver of growth. Marketers play a crucial role in generating revenue and they can play an equally important role in how revenues translate into profit.

The Edible Mushroom Book
The Edible Mushroom Book

The Edible Mushroom Book

A gourmet's guide to foraging and cooking mushrooms, featuring the best edible fungi.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Statements
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Statements

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Statements

This book breaks down the complexity of finance into stories about real people and companies as it examines and explains each of the three main financial statements and common ratios used by banks and investors. It also explains how to build business dashboards, the difference between profits and cash flow, how to make better decisions by doing real analysis using only basic math, and how to do forecasting and budgeting quickly and easily.

The Eyes in Your Body
The Eyes in Your Body

The Eyes in Your Body

In this book, readers will learn how to think critically about how eyesight affects their lives. This volume also describes common vision problems and how to treat them.

The Heart and Blood in Your Body
The Heart and Blood in Your Body

The Heart and Blood in Your Body

This work introduces young readers to the human heart and its function. Along with the heart's atria and ventricles, it explains the circulatory system and how the blood and its pathways operate. Readers get an in-depth look at red and white blood cells, platelets, plasma, blood pressure, blood types and donors, and how the lymphatic system works with the rest of the body's organs and tissues.

The History of Film
The History of Film

The History of Film

This guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. It covers the film industry's most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre-World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century.

The History of Music
The History of Music

The History of Music

This guide travels the river of musical time, from early Indian and Chinese conceptions, when music was first used as a sonic vector for religion, through its development in the Middle Ages to great classical composers of the late eighteenth century to the music of today.

The History of Photography
The History of Photography

The History of Photography

This book traces the invention and early evolution and techniques of photography, from daguerreotypes to early attempts at color. The development of specific genres, such as portraiture, photojournalism, and fine art photography, is broken up with substantial sidebars that spotlight giants of the medium.

The History of Theatre
The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre

This guide to the theater's history covers theater arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood.

The History of Western Painting
The History of Western Painting

The History of Western Painting

This guide paints for today's reader a picture of the history of painting--from its earliest manifestations through the present day. Covering such moments as early Christian iconography, the High Renaissance in Italy, and later developments in style under such movements as the Baroque, Romanticism, and Modernism, this guide brings to life the techniques and styles of painters throughout the ages.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

Provides a review of 150 of the most incredible cars in motoring history from the earliest to experiments for the future.

The Innovative Leader
The Innovative Leader

The Innovative Leader

Stresses the importance of innovation and creativity in modern business to help organizations secure competitive advantage over rivals. It shows how to apply methods of innovation and creativity to the individual, to business peers, and to the organization.

The Lungs in Your Body
The Lungs in Your Body

The Lungs in Your Body

This work offers an overview of the parts of the body involved with breathing and how they all work together to keep us alive. Photos and diagrams help explain the different parts of the respiratory system and show how breathing happens. This book also includes helpful information about how to keep our lungs healthy and properly functioning.

The Muscles in Your Body
The Muscles in Your Body

The Muscles in Your Body

This book explains how over 600 muscles in our bodies work to protect our bones and keep our blood flowing. Readers will learn about the different kinds of muscle and why muscles are so essential to everything we do--from eating to smiling to mastering a sport.

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener
The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

A complete illustrated guide to planning, growing, storing and preserving your own garden produce.

The Number System and Common and Decimal Fractions
The Number System and Common and Decimal Fractions

The Number System and Common and Decimal Fractions

This guide to the number system and fractions combines the history of math with its practical applications.

The Rough Guide to Climate Change, ed. 3
The Rough Guide to Climate Change, ed. 3

The Rough Guide to Climate Change, ed. 3

Lays out the facts and assesses the options, global and personal, for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future.

The Rough Guide to Economics
The Rough Guide to Economics

The Rough Guide to Economics

This book explains the basics of economics and demonstrates the power of economic models when explaining the activities of consumers, businesses, governments, and the economy in general.

The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X, ed. 2
The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X, ed. 2

The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X, ed. 2

Provides handy advice, and covering laptops as well as desktops, this guide will help you choose a Mac, import files and emails from an old Mac or PC, and master the finer points of OS X.

The Rough Guide to Windows 7
The Rough Guide to Windows 7

The Rough Guide to Windows 7

Provides all the facts and all the essential information needed for buying, using and getting the most from Windows 7.

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis
The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis

Discusses energy-related issues, covering climate change, different fuels, big energy companies, security of supply, conservation, low-carbon energies, and other related topics.

The Rough Guide to the iPhone, ed. 3
The Rough Guide to the iPhone, ed. 3

The Rough Guide to the iPhone, ed. 3

Explains how to use the portable electronic device to make and receive phone calls, set up iTunes and the iPod, take and organize photographs, send and receive e-mail and instant messages, and browse the Internet.

The Science Book
The Science Book

The Science Book

This book provides an inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. With eye-catching artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts this book will have readers conversant in genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming in no time. Along the way are found mini-biographies of the most well- known scientists, and a glossary of helpful scientific terms.

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project
The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project

This resource teaches readers about the fundamental science behind the Human Genome Project, the aim of which was to identify and map all of the genes in the human genome. Readers will learn the basics of DNA, genetics, and the human genome; important areas and the history of genetic research; and how our world has changed since the project.

The Skin on Your Body
The Skin on Your Body

The Skin on Your Body

A close-up look at the body's largest organ, this resource presents simple-to-understand information for young readers. Colorful and informative pictures complement and enhance the text and foster visual learning. The text explains why there are different skin textures, tones, and pigmentation, how the skin works, how we can protect it, and how the skin protects itself.

The Stomach and Intestines in Your Body
The Stomach and Intestines in Your Body

The Stomach and Intestines in Your Body

This work teaches young readers about all the parts of the digestive system, including the stars of the system, the stomach and intestines. Readers will learn how the food they eat is processed by their body and turned into fuel that allows them to run on the playground and study in class.

The Work-Life Equation
The Work-Life Equation

The Work-Life Equation

This book supplies a formula to solve problematic behaviors in the work environment and life in general. Its goal is to help readers move beyond mediocrity and to achieve happier, more successful lives.

Triathlon Training
Triathlon Training

Triathlon Training

This book offers inside tips and practical advice to people who want to compete in multi-sport events. Tips on setting up, equipment, training, diet, and motivation are also provided.

Tundra Ecosystems
Tundra Ecosystems

Tundra Ecosystems

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

Virtual Teams
Virtual Teams

Virtual Teams

This book explains how to master the art and science of communicating virtually. It defines how team dynamics change when the interaction shifts from in-person to electronic and how to correct for these tendencies to avoid unintended offense or misunderstanding, as well as instructing readers on building trust, addressing fairness, and dealing with conflict in an online environment.

Wetland Ecosystems
Wetland Ecosystems

Wetland Ecosystems

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

What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?
What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?

What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?

This book breaks down the differences between the various weather fronts and explains how they generate the weather we experience. It also examines the relationship between weather fronts, air masses, jet streams, and related events, such as El Niño.

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?
What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.

What Are Measurements?
What Are Measurements?

What Are Measurements?

This volume introduces students to measurements, including a history on how measurements were formed and have been standardized, as well as basics on measuring distance, weight, temperature, volume, and time. Chapters contain vocabulary words and exercises that help to supplement the text.

What Are Weather Instruments?
What Are Weather Instruments?

What Are Weather Instruments?

This book explores the instruments that measure such variables as air pressure, humidity, wind strength and direction, rainfall, and more.

What Are Weather and Climate?
What Are Weather and Climate?

What Are Weather and Climate?

In this book, readers will come to understand the difference between weather and climate, how weather is formed, what affects the weather in different parts of the Earth, how climate and weather affect the way people live, and how people's actions (and inaction) may be influencing Earth's changing climate and weather.

What Are the Elements of Weather?
What Are the Elements of Weather?

What Are the Elements of Weather?

In this book, readers learn about the elements of the weather, such as temperature, wind, humidity, clouds, precipitation, and atmospheric pressure. They also examine weather satellites, Tornado Alley, condensation, and the water cycle.

What Is Animal Behavior?
What Is Animal Behavior?

What Is Animal Behavior?

This book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things.

What Is Animal Camouflage?
What Is Animal Camouflage?

What Is Animal Camouflage?

This book shows how animals trick the eye by hiding in plain sight by changing their skin texture and color, covering themselves up, or even mimicking other plants and animals.

What Is Animal Migration?
What Is Animal Migration?

What Is Animal Migration?

In this book, readers will learn how air, land, and water migration differ, what landmarks and senses animals rely on to get them from place to place, and why migration is essential for survival.

What Is Energy?
What Is Energy?

What Is Energy?

In this text, readers are introduced to basic concepts of energy and where it exists all around them, right down to matter and the atom.

What Is Fiction?
What Is Fiction?

What Is Fiction?

This book explains what constitutes a work of fiction as well as why it's written in the first place, and highlights important terminology, such as conflict.

What Is Friction?
What Is Friction?

What Is Friction?

Readers are introduced to friction, its characteristics, and how it works in the world around us. The author shows how this physical force operates and how it can work to both our advantage and disadvantage. Readers will to learn the role friction plays in nature, in sports, in transportation, and many other domains.

What Is Gravity?
What Is Gravity?

What Is Gravity?

This volume introduces students to the force known as gravity. Readers examine many scientific concepts, including Newton's laws of gravity, mass and gravitational forces, galaxies, satellites, Earth's solar system, centrifugal force, tides, and erosion.

What Is Magnetism?
What Is Magnetism?

What Is Magnetism?

This book introduces readers to magnets and magnetism. Polarity, magnetic fields, electromagnetics, the difference between soft and hard magnets, and the ways in which magnets are used in industry, medicine, and everyday life are among the topics covered.

What Is Nonfiction?
What Is Nonfiction?

What Is Nonfiction?

This book provides young readers with examples of nonfiction in action. It features excerpts from and comparisons between essays, reports, and more.

What Is Weather Forecasting?
What Is Weather Forecasting?

What Is Weather Forecasting?

In this guide to meteorology, both the science and basic premises of weather forecasting are explained. Readers are invited to examine the role of cause and effect in weather patterns and predict the possible consequences of specific weather events.

What Is a Database and How Do I Use It?
What Is a Database and How Do I Use It?

What Is a Database and How Do I Use It?

This book covers computer applications used for storing, managing, and accessing information. It provides concrete examples of physical and online databases that readers will already know coupled with explanations of how more advanced databases work will help the reader grasp digital information storage on all levels. It also covers topics such as Structured Query Language (SQL) and how databases are used in social media, as well as data security.

What Is a Life Cycle?
What Is a Life Cycle?

What Is a Life Cycle?

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives.

What Is a Social Network and How Do I Use It?
What Is a Social Network and How Do I Use It?

What Is a Social Network and How Do I Use It?

This book breaks down the basics of social media, its benefits, and its dangers for Internet users today. By explaining the concept of networking--both on and offline--readers will learn the importance of social interaction and meaningful relationships, as well as how to safely use online communities to interact with friends and avoid cyberbullies.

What Is a Technical Text?
What Is a Technical Text?

What Is a Technical Text?

This book introduces readers to technical texts and their uses. Students learn about the purposes and types of technical texts, and analyze sample texts.

What Is the Atmosphere?
What Is the Atmosphere?

What Is the Atmosphere?

In this book, readers will learn about the atmosphere's layers, composition, and evolution. The atmosphere's role in creating weather is explained, with topics such as atmospheric pressure, cloud formation, and precipitation clearly addressed. Readers will also learn about the greenhouse effect, as well as the problematic effects of air pollution.

What Is the Structure of a Plant?
What Is the Structure of a Plant?

What Is the Structure of a Plant?

This book explains features common to all plants’ anatomy and their purpose in each plant’s growth, how various types of plants absorb water, light, and nutrients to grow, and how distinct species have adapted for survival in their surroundings.

What Is the Structure of an Animal?
What Is the Structure of an Animal?

What Is the Structure of an Animal?

This book takes the reader through the basic anatomical features that characterize a broad range of animal families, including crustaceans, fish, and birds.

Who Discovered DNA?
Who Discovered DNA?

Who Discovered DNA?

This book explores the advances that have been made in the study of DNA and genetics.

Who Discovered Natural Selection?
Who Discovered Natural Selection?

Who Discovered Natural Selection?

This book explains how scientists worked out the way in which living things evolve.

Who Invented the Automobile?
Who Invented the Automobile?

Who Invented the Automobile?

This book looks back at the history of the automobile.

Who Invented the Computer?
Who Invented the Computer?

Who Invented the Computer?

This book looks back at the history of computers and shows how the digital world in which we live today was created.

Who Invented the Periodic Table?
Who Invented the Periodic Table?

Who Invented the Periodic Table?

This book tells the story of the philosophers, chemists, and other scientists -- from ancient times to today -- who have contributed to the discovery of all the known elements in our universe.

Who Split the Atom?
Who Split the Atom?

Who Split the Atom?

This book explores the ways in which scientists uncovered the secrets of atoms -- the tiny particles of matter that make up our world.

Why Are the Rainforests Being Destroyed?
Why Are the Rainforests Being Destroyed?

Why Are the Rainforests Being Destroyed?

This work looks at the threats to the world’s rain forests from the logging and mining industries, power and oil companies, and from ranchers and farmers.

Woodland Forest Ecosystems
Woodland Forest Ecosystems

Woodland Forest Ecosystems

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

Zen Doodling
Zen Doodling

Zen Doodling

With step-by-step, full-color instructions for drawing a variety of doodle forms and patterns, this guide provides readers with all they need to start using ordered, repeated "tangle" designs that are great creative expressions and works of art unto themselves.

Technology

3D Printing
3D Printing

3D Printing

This guide covers the essential basics of 3D printing including materials, parts, software, modeling, basic design, and finishing.

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering
Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of biological engineering, including bionic legs, artificial organs, and animal cloning. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering
Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering, including the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Apps for Librarians
Apps for Librarians

Apps for Librarians

This book introduces you to the apps that can help you save time and increase your own productivity as well as serve as a curator and reviewer of apps and resident expert to benefit your patrons. It will save you from wading through and learning about the millions of apps available today and direct you to the very best apps in areas important to education, the workplace, and professional development.

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed.
Arms & Armor, Rev. ed.

Arms & Armor, Rev. ed.

Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.

Computer
Computer

Computer

Presents an illustrated look at computers, describing how they were invented, how they work, the different types, how they are used in everyday life, and how they affect the future.

Crime Fighting
Crime Fighting

Crime Fighting

This work examines advancements in forensic science and explores the positive and negative aspects of using this technology to fight crime.

Exploring Space
Exploring Space

Exploring Space

Contains articles detailing biographies of famous astronomers, celestial bodies found in the universe, the solar system, and future explorations into space.

How the Automobile Changed History
How the Automobile Changed History

How the Automobile Changed History

This book examines the automobile's start as a motorized carriage, how it works, and its evolution into the world's principal method of transportation with cultural, industrial, and environmental influences.

How the Computer Changed History
How the Computer Changed History

How the Computer Changed History

This book examines the development of the computer, how it works, and how it has become a standard machine used in businesses, homes, and industries.

How the Internet Changed History
How the Internet Changed History

How the Internet Changed History

This book examines the birth of the Internet, how it works, and how it has revolutionized culture, industry, and business.

How the Light Bulb Changed History
How the Light Bulb Changed History

How the Light Bulb Changed History

This book examines the invention of the light bulb, how it works, and how electric light changed the way people live and work.

How the Printing Press Changed History
How the Printing Press Changed History

How the Printing Press Changed History

This book examines the invention and development of the printing press, how it works, and how its role in speeding the dissemination of information revolutionized society.

How the Refrigerator Changed History
How the Refrigerator Changed History

How the Refrigerator Changed History

This book examines the invention and evolution of the refrigerator and explores how refrigeration has changed the way people eat and live.

How the Toilet Changed History
How the Toilet Changed History

How the Toilet Changed History

This book examines the invention of the toilet and explores how improving sanitation has changed cities and human health.

How the Wheel Changed History
How the Wheel Changed History

How the Wheel Changed History

This book examines the ancient origins of the wheel and explores the many inventions--from the spinning wheel to the phonograph--made possible by the simple machine.

Security for Cloud Storage Systems
Security for Cloud Storage Systems

Security for Cloud Storage Systems

Covers Cloud storage and details the importance of cloud computing, offering an efficient and secure dynamic auditing protocol service for data owners to host their data in the cloud.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Automobiles

Provides a review of 150 of the most incredible cars in motoring history from the earliest to experiments for the future.

The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X, ed. 2
The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X, ed. 2

The Rough Guide to Macs & OS X, ed. 2

Provides handy advice, and covering laptops as well as desktops, this guide will help you choose a Mac, import files and emails from an old Mac or PC, and master the finer points of OS X.

The Rough Guide to Windows 7
The Rough Guide to Windows 7

The Rough Guide to Windows 7

Provides all the facts and all the essential information needed for buying, using and getting the most from Windows 7.

The Rough Guide to the iPhone, ed. 3
The Rough Guide to the iPhone, ed. 3

The Rough Guide to the iPhone, ed. 3

Explains how to use the portable electronic device to make and receive phone calls, set up iTunes and the iPod, take and organize photographs, send and receive e-mail and instant messages, and browse the Internet.

What Is a Database and How Do I Use It?
What Is a Database and How Do I Use It?

What Is a Database and How Do I Use It?

This book covers computer applications used for storing, managing, and accessing information. It provides concrete examples of physical and online databases that readers will already know coupled with explanations of how more advanced databases work will help the reader grasp digital information storage on all levels. It also covers topics such as Structured Query Language (SQL) and how databases are used in social media, as well as data security.

What Is a Social Network and How Do I Use It?
What Is a Social Network and How Do I Use It?

What Is a Social Network and How Do I Use It?

This book breaks down the basics of social media, its benefits, and its dangers for Internet users today. By explaining the concept of networking--both on and offline--readers will learn the importance of social interaction and meaningful relationships, as well as how to safely use online communities to interact with friends and avoid cyberbullies.

Who Invented the Automobile?
Who Invented the Automobile?

Who Invented the Automobile?

This book looks back at the history of the automobile.

Who Invented the Computer?
Who Invented the Computer?

Who Invented the Computer?

This book looks back at the history of computers and shows how the digital world in which we live today was created.

General Reference

3D Printing
3D Printing

3D Printing

This guide covers the essential basics of 3D printing including materials, parts, software, modeling, basic design, and finishing.

Algebra I
Algebra I

Algebra I

This guide provides a natural transition from basic math to algebra, with a review of relevant concepts and operations, as well as an introduction to linear equations and functions, including graphing and inequalities. Also covered are absolute-value equations, radical equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations and functions, and rational expressions, equations, and functions.

Animals
Animals

Animals

Discusses the importance of animals in our lives and how they provide food, companionship, clothing, and other needs, and provides activities for further understanding.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This text helps readers learn how to recognize negative thought patterns or obsessive behaviors, and then teaches how to employ various simple, yet effective techniques such as meditation, visualization, relaxation, and mindfulness to overcome them.

Compost
Compost

Compost

Covers how to make the best compost using ingredients that are easily found around the house.

Dog Tricks
Dog Tricks

Dog Tricks

This guide demonstrates a variety of popular dog tricks with detailed, step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs, with helpful information on using positive training, rewards, cues, and body language to facilitate training.

First Garden Activity Book
First Garden Activity Book

First Garden Activity Book

Teaches young gardeners how to growing plants and includes projects to enjoy with easy-to-follow ideas.

Grow It, Cook It
Grow It, Cook It

Grow It, Cook It

Offers a fresh approach to healthy eating by getting children involved in food right from the start. Children will learn that when they eat a carrot, they're biting into a root; salads are made up of leaves; and berries are the fruit and seeds of plants, encouraging an early appreciation of food and its origins.

How Do I Use a Library?
How Do I Use a Library?

How Do I Use a Library?

This book helps the reader to navigate the physical and digital bookshelves of libraries, explaining the various types of libraries and breaking down how to use library catalogues and classification systems. This is followed by a short research project, encouraging a connection between information from multiple sources in line with Common Core requirements.

How Do I Use an Encyclopedia?
How Do I Use an Encyclopedia?

How Do I Use an Encyclopedia?

This book teaches the reader how to do encyclopedia research in the traditional sense. It teaches the basics of how to use an encylopedia, how to search for information both offline and online, and how to utilize their findings in school projects. Online research, and search tips and information on online citations, are also covered.

Management Skills
Management Skills

Management Skills

This book offers a simple, step-by-step guide in which to learn key management skills, right down to the minor details. It turns topics that are often overwhelming and hard to grasp into something easy, goal focused, skill building and ultimately rewarding.

Medicare
Medicare

Medicare

This guide explains the benefits, rules, and processes of Medicare. It also discusses the history of the program, coverage of the prescription drug program, Part D, closing coverage gaps, and the future of Medicare.

Mindfulness
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

This guide helps readers understand and use the practice of mindfulness to ease psychological and physical issues (including anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, addiction, and trauma); repair and improve relationships with others; connect with children; and find meaning in life.

Numbers
Numbers

Numbers

Explores the concepts and real life applications of numbers by using illustrations, rhymes and a focus on the interaction between the reader and the text.

Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes
Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes

Overcoming Type 2 Diabetes

This guide is written primarily for people with type 2 diabetes, but also includes coverage of type 1. Topics include: symptoms, monitoring, medications, treatment, support, and exercise. It emphasizes the importance of taking on a positive approach to a type 2 diabetes, and includes advice on meal planning, various diets, and goals for diabetes control and weight management.

People Skills
People Skills

People Skills

This guide offers advice on the foundations of effective communication, tips on understanding and maximizing nonverbal communication, ways to handle conflict and difficult conversations, pointers on being more influential and persuasive, and a primer for public speaking to small or large groups.

Physics
Physics

Physics

This guide explores the fundamentals of physics--Newton's laws, the basics of thermodynamics, mass, energy and work, inertia, velocity and acceleration, displacement, and more.

Pilates
Pilates

Pilates

This guide will help the reader improve flexibility, posture, and strength through Pilates exercises.

Puppies
Puppies

Puppies

This guide features tips on choosing a puppy, preparing for the new family member's arrival, nutrition, sleep, housetraining, medical care, and socialization.

Quilting
Quilting

Quilting

Covering both machine and hand quilting, this guide includes step-by-step photos and sample projects.

Singing, ed. 2
Singing, ed. 2

Singing, ed. 2

This book provides guidance on improving one's singing voice. Readers will learn how to find their ideal singing range, how best to practice, how to improve basic technique, how to stand and breathe properly, how to sing in different musical styles, and how to move beyond singing in the shower to singing in public. Both solo and ensemble singing are covered, as is the concept of sight singing.

Social Security
Social Security

Social Security

This guide covers the history of Social Security, the traditional age requirement, disability and survivor benefits, and the future of the program.

The Common Core Standards
The Common Core Standards

The Common Core Standards

This guide helps parents, students, teachers, and administrators understand the details of the Common Core initiative.

The Credit Cleanup Book
The Credit Cleanup Book

The Credit Cleanup Book

This book will help readers understand credit scoring and learn how to obtain—and improve—their credit reports.

The Edible Mushroom Book
The Edible Mushroom Book

The Edible Mushroom Book

A gourmet's guide to foraging and cooking mushrooms, featuring the best edible fungi.

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener
The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

A complete illustrated guide to planning, growing, storing and preserving your own garden produce.

Triathlon Training
Triathlon Training

Triathlon Training

This book offers inside tips and practical advice to people who want to compete in multi-sport events. Tips on setting up, equipment, training, diet, and motivation are also provided.

Zen Doodling
Zen Doodling

Zen Doodling

With step-by-step, full-color instructions for drawing a variety of doodle forms and patterns, this guide provides readers with all they need to start using ordered, repeated "tangle" designs that are great creative expressions and works of art unto themselves.

Environment

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

A comprehensive reference work containing over 8,500 informative entries on all aspects of environment and conservation. Topics include sustainable development, biodiversity, environmental ethics, philosophy and history, resource management, sociology, and environmental policy.

Coral Reef Ecosystems
Coral Reef Ecosystems

Coral Reef Ecosystems

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

Desert Ecosystems
Desert Ecosystems

Desert Ecosystems

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

Energy Sources
Energy Sources

Energy Sources

This work examines our reliance on fossil fuels and their impact on the environment; the pros and cons of nuclear energy; the debate about biofuels; harnessing energy from the Sun, wind, and water; and energy in the future, from hydrogen fuel cells to solar power from space.

Grassland Ecosystems
Grassland Ecosystems

Grassland Ecosystems

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

How Do Animals Communicate?
How Do Animals Communicate?

How Do Animals Communicate?

This book introduces young readers to the myriad ways in which the assorted members of the animal kingdom communicate.

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?
How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

In this book, readers will learn all about how different animal groups forage for food, creating various food chains that allow diverse creatures to thrive.

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?
How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

In this book, readers learn that living organisms must adapt to survive as their surroundings change. By studying the developmental history of everything from single cell organisms to complex vertebrates, readers are presented with the evidence for evolution provided by the fossil record.

Ocean Ecosystems
Ocean Ecosystems

Ocean Ecosystems

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

Rainforest Ecosystems
Rainforest Ecosystems

Rainforest Ecosystems

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

The Britannica Guide to Climate Change
The Britannica Guide to Climate Change

The Britannica Guide to Climate Change

Using scientific evidence and data to illustrate the drastic change in the earth's atmosphere, this guide examines how actions that produce greenhouse gases and deforestation are a concern for all when it comes to climate change.

The Rough Guide to Climate Change, ed. 3
The Rough Guide to Climate Change, ed. 3

The Rough Guide to Climate Change, ed. 3

Lays out the facts and assesses the options, global and personal, for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future.

Tundra Ecosystems
Tundra Ecosystems

Tundra Ecosystems

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

Wetland Ecosystems
Wetland Ecosystems

Wetland Ecosystems

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

What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?
What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?

What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?

This book breaks down the differences between the various weather fronts and explains how they generate the weather we experience. It also examines the relationship between weather fronts, air masses, jet streams, and related events, such as El Niño.

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?
What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.

What Are Weather Instruments?
What Are Weather Instruments?

What Are Weather Instruments?

This book explores the instruments that measure such variables as air pressure, humidity, wind strength and direction, rainfall, and more.

What Are Weather and Climate?
What Are Weather and Climate?

What Are Weather and Climate?

In this book, readers will come to understand the difference between weather and climate, how weather is formed, what affects the weather in different parts of the Earth, how climate and weather affect the way people live, and how people's actions (and inaction) may be influencing Earth's changing climate and weather.

What Are the Elements of Weather?
What Are the Elements of Weather?

What Are the Elements of Weather?

In this book, readers learn about the elements of the weather, such as temperature, wind, humidity, clouds, precipitation, and atmospheric pressure. They also examine weather satellites, Tornado Alley, condensation, and the water cycle.

What Is Animal Behavior?
What Is Animal Behavior?

What Is Animal Behavior?

This book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things.

What Is Animal Camouflage?
What Is Animal Camouflage?

What Is Animal Camouflage?

This book shows how animals trick the eye by hiding in plain sight by changing their skin texture and color, covering themselves up, or even mimicking other plants and animals.

What Is Animal Migration?
What Is Animal Migration?

What Is Animal Migration?

In this book, readers will learn how air, land, and water migration differ, what landmarks and senses animals rely on to get them from place to place, and why migration is essential for survival.

What Is Weather Forecasting?
What Is Weather Forecasting?

What Is Weather Forecasting?

In this guide to meteorology, both the science and basic premises of weather forecasting are explained. Readers are invited to examine the role of cause and effect in weather patterns and predict the possible consequences of specific weather events.

What Is a Life Cycle?
What Is a Life Cycle?

What Is a Life Cycle?

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives.

What Is the Atmosphere?
What Is the Atmosphere?

What Is the Atmosphere?

In this book, readers will learn about the atmosphere's layers, composition, and evolution. The atmosphere's role in creating weather is explained, with topics such as atmospheric pressure, cloud formation, and precipitation clearly addressed. Readers will also learn about the greenhouse effect, as well as the problematic effects of air pollution.

What Is the Structure of a Plant?
What Is the Structure of a Plant?

What Is the Structure of a Plant?

This book explains features common to all plants’ anatomy and their purpose in each plant’s growth, how various types of plants absorb water, light, and nutrients to grow, and how distinct species have adapted for survival in their surroundings.

What Is the Structure of an Animal?
What Is the Structure of an Animal?

What Is the Structure of an Animal?

This book takes the reader through the basic anatomical features that characterize a broad range of animal families, including crustaceans, fish, and birds.

Why Are the Rainforests Being Destroyed?
Why Are the Rainforests Being Destroyed?

Why Are the Rainforests Being Destroyed?

This work looks at the threats to the world’s rain forests from the logging and mining industries, power and oil companies, and from ranchers and farmers.

Woodland Forest Ecosystems
Woodland Forest Ecosystems

Woodland Forest Ecosystems

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

History

A History of Film
A History of Film

A History of Film

This title examines film's origins at the turn of the twentieth century, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

A History of Music
A History of Music

A History of Music

This title examines Western music's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it expanded, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

A History of Television
A History of Television

A History of Television

This title examines television's origin in the United States, the ways different networks and shows have shaped history, and how it has grown to capture the nation's attention.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Epidemiology
Epidemiology

Epidemiology

This title presents the history of epidemiology. Text details how early studies of the spread of disease led to vaccines and medications that can halt pandemics. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible. A case study on the current Ebola outbreak is also included.

Food Science
Food Science

Food Science

This title presents the history of food science. Text details how early studies of nutrition and food chemistry led to today's food safety standards and genetically modified crops. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Forensic Science
Forensic Science

Forensic Science

This title presents the history of forensics. Text details how early studies of toxic chemicals and firearm analysis led to modern scientific crime solving techniques. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Genetics
Genetics

Genetics

This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Piratepedia
Piratepedia

Piratepedia

Covers the pirate world of the past, featuring high-sea rogues, their vessels, hideouts, cunning adventures, and gnarly ends by combining facts and classic fiction.

Robotics
Robotics

Robotics

This title presents the history of robotics. Text details how early mechanical automatons led to the advanced, intelligent robots of today. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Seismology
Seismology

Seismology

This title presents the history of seismology. Text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

The History of Film
The History of Film

The History of Film

This guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. It covers the film industry's most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre-World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century.

The History of Music
The History of Music

The History of Music

This guide travels the river of musical time, from early Indian and Chinese conceptions, when music was first used as a sonic vector for religion, through its development in the Middle Ages to great classical composers of the late eighteenth century to the music of today.

The History of Photography
The History of Photography

The History of Photography

This book traces the invention and early evolution and techniques of photography, from daguerreotypes to early attempts at color. The development of specific genres, such as portraiture, photojournalism, and fine art photography, is broken up with substantial sidebars that spotlight giants of the medium.

The History of Theatre
The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre

This guide to the theater's history covers theater arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood.

The History of Western Painting
The History of Western Painting

The History of Western Painting

This guide paints for today's reader a picture of the history of painting--from its earliest manifestations through the present day. Covering such moments as early Christian iconography, the High Renaissance in Italy, and later developments in style under such movements as the Baroque, Romanticism, and Modernism, this guide brings to life the techniques and styles of painters throughout the ages.

Arts

A History of Film
A History of Film

A History of Film

This title examines film's origins at the turn of the twentieth century, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

A History of Music
A History of Music

A History of Music

This title examines Western music's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it expanded, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.

A History of Television
A History of Television

A History of Television

This title examines television's origin in the United States, the ways different networks and shows have shaped history, and how it has grown to capture the nation's attention.

Singing, ed. 2
Singing, ed. 2

Singing, ed. 2

This book provides guidance on improving one's singing voice. Readers will learn how to find their ideal singing range, how best to practice, how to improve basic technique, how to stand and breathe properly, how to sing in different musical styles, and how to move beyond singing in the shower to singing in public. Both solo and ensemble singing are covered, as is the concept of sight singing.

The History of Film
The History of Film

The History of Film

This guide offers cinema enthusiasts everything they need to know about the history of film. It covers the film industry's most epic periods, including the early years of film starting in the 1830s, the silent years in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the pre-World War II sound era, the rise and fall of the Hollywood studios, and the transition into the twenty-first century.

The History of Music
The History of Music

The History of Music

This guide travels the river of musical time, from early Indian and Chinese conceptions, when music was first used as a sonic vector for religion, through its development in the Middle Ages to great classical composers of the late eighteenth century to the music of today.

The History of Photography
The History of Photography

The History of Photography

This book traces the invention and early evolution and techniques of photography, from daguerreotypes to early attempts at color. The development of specific genres, such as portraiture, photojournalism, and fine art photography, is broken up with substantial sidebars that spotlight giants of the medium.

The History of Theatre
The History of Theatre

The History of Theatre

This guide to the theater's history covers theater arts around the globe, including ancient Eastern arts like Kabuki and more modern ones such as Bollywood.

The History of Western Painting
The History of Western Painting

The History of Western Painting

This guide paints for today's reader a picture of the history of painting--from its earliest manifestations through the present day. Covering such moments as early Christian iconography, the High Renaissance in Italy, and later developments in style under such movements as the Baroque, Romanticism, and Modernism, this guide brings to life the techniques and styles of painters throughout the ages.

Science

Algebra
Algebra

Algebra

This book explores the highlights of algebra, from its basic principles through real numbers, and the application of algebra’s fundamental concepts.

Algebra I
Algebra I

Algebra I

This guide provides a natural transition from basic math to algebra, with a review of relevant concepts and operations, as well as an introduction to linear equations and functions, including graphing and inequalities. Also covered are absolute-value equations, radical equations, polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations and functions, and rational expressions, equations, and functions.

Analyze This
Analyze This

Analyze This

This book focuses on how experiments are conducted using the scientific method. The Periodic Table is introduced, along with descriptions of mixtures, solutions, and compounds.

Arithmetic
Arithmetic

Arithmetic

This book provides an overview of arithmetic. It offers examples of how they are used in routine activities, such as social media applications.

Bioengineering
Bioengineering

Bioengineering

This book covers recent advances in bioengineering that have changed both the world in which we live and the bodies within which we live. Among the topics covered are homeostasis, biological and artificial control systems, diagnostic imaging, prostheses, biomaterials, environmental engineering, and various subfields of bioengineering.

Biology
Biology

Biology

This volume is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the study of living matter: what it is composed of, how it reproduces, how it reacts to the environment around it, and how it evolves. Readers will enjoy the bright photos and engaging information while learning an important part of the study of biology.

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.

Chemistry
Chemistry

Chemistry

In this volume, readers learn about the history of chemistry and the concepts they might encounter in an introductory chemistry course, including chemical and volumetric analysis, atomic theory, gravitation, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions and formulas, and organic and inorganic compounds and bonds.

Climate Change
Climate Change

Climate Change

This title presents the history of climate change. The text details how early studies of greenhouse gases and climate models led to our modern understanding of Earth's climate. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Cloning
Cloning

Cloning

This book explores the history, science, applications, and ethical issues of cloning. Profiles include pioneers in the field, including John Bertrand Gurdon, Ian Wilmut, Shinya Yamanaka, and James Thomson.

Energy All Around
Energy All Around

Energy All Around

This book explains how all forms of energy are either potential or kinetic. It addresses how energy can be used in the form of water to create electricity, in the solar form to heat our homes, and in the form of wind to turn the blades on a wind turbine.

Exploring Space
Exploring Space

Exploring Space

Contains articles detailing biographies of famous astronomers, celestial bodies found in the universe, the solar system, and future explorations into space.

Food Plants
Food Plants

Food Plants

Explores the diverse array of food plants from around the word and how each is grown and different ways to eat the grain, fruit, leaves or vegetable.

Food Science
Food Science

Food Science

This title presents the history of food science. Text details how early studies of nutrition and food chemistry led to today's food safety standards and genetically modified crops. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Forensic Science
Forensic Science

Forensic Science

This title presents the history of forensics. Text details how early studies of toxic chemicals and firearm analysis led to modern scientific crime solving techniques. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy
Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

This book covers the foundations of genes and heredity to give readers a solid understanding of what modern genetics has been built on, before examining the ways in which genetic testing is used to assess genetic risk.

Genetically Modified Crops and Food
Genetically Modified Crops and Food

Genetically Modified Crops and Food

This book explains the reactions of scientists, farmers, chefs, and medical doctors to the scientific changes in agriculture, which have ranged from support to skepticism, and shows how different governments around the world view the inclusion of GMOs in food.

Genetics
Genetics

Genetics

This title presents the history of genetics. Text details how early studies of heredity and genes led to our modern understanding of how DNA works. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Geometry and Trigonometry
Geometry and Trigonometry

Geometry and Trigonometry

This book explores the principles of geometry and trigonometry. It investigates the relationships of points, lines, surfaces, and solids, construction methods for drawing figures, and methods to prove the facts. It also covers triangle measure for circular motion, sine and cosine, tangent and secant, and trigonometric functions that are applied to right triangles.

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize
How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize

How Cells Divide, Reproduce, and Specialize

This guide covers the basics of what a cell is and how cells reproduce and change in order to form different life forms and perform specialized functions. It also covers how scientists have learned to manipulate and regenerate cells, leading to advances in medicine. The controversy surrounding cloning technology is discussed, as is the future of cytology and cell biology.

How Do Animals Communicate?
How Do Animals Communicate?

How Do Animals Communicate?

This book introduces young readers to the myriad ways in which the assorted members of the animal kingdom communicate.

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?
How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

How Do Animals Hunt and Feed?

In this book, readers will learn all about how different animal groups forage for food, creating various food chains that allow diverse creatures to thrive.

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?
How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

How Have Animals Evolved and Adapted?

In this book, readers learn that living organisms must adapt to survive as their surroundings change. By studying the developmental history of everything from single cell organisms to complex vertebrates, readers are presented with the evidence for evolution provided by the fossil record.

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ
How Plant and Animal Cells Differ

How Plant and Animal Cells Differ

In this book, readers will learn the organelles that are particular to animal or plant cells. They will be exposed to the wide variety of plant and animal cells, as well as the characteristics that makes specialized cells so suited to their functions. Special attention is paid to photosynthesis and cellular respiration, including the complementary nature of the two processes.

Investigating UFOs and Aliens
Investigating UFOs and Aliens

Investigating UFOs and Aliens

Evaluating tales of alien encounters and UFO sightings with a critical eye, this book considers the possibility of extraterrestrial life by separating scientific fact from fiction, hoaxes, and the unprovable. It also examines “ufology” and alien life in popular culture, surveying the books, movies, TV shows, and more inspired by the idea of intergalactic contact.

Life Science
Life Science

Life Science

This book introduces students to the ways humans, plants, and animals are created, and how living things exist on our planet. There are diagrams of parts of the human brain and body, as well as of simpler life forms. Fact boxes spell out the basics of life, and sidebars cover subjects such as carnivores and herbivores.

Mathematics
Mathematics

Mathematics

This book explores the history and basic concepts of mathematics and reveals how math concepts helped to shape society.

Medicine
Medicine

Medicine

This title presents the history of medicine. Text details how early studies of anatomy and circulation led to robotic surgery and heart transplants. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Offshore Sea Life ID Guide
Offshore Sea Life ID Guide

Offshore Sea Life ID Guide

This guide, designed for use on whale-watching and birding trips off the East Coast, helps the reader identify sea life such as whales, dolphins, shearwaters, turtles, and flying fish.

Organic Chemistry I For Dummies®, ed. 2
Organic Chemistry I For Dummies®, ed. 2

Organic Chemistry I For Dummies®, ed. 2

This guide explains the basic principles of organic chemistry in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots.

Physical Science
Physical Science

Physical Science

This book introduces students to non-living systems and teaches them how things move. There are chapters on chemicals and materials, and on forces, energy, and different kinds of waves. Diagrams, sidebars, and fact boxes provide important details.

Physics
Physics

Physics

This guide explores the fundamentals of physics--Newton's laws, the basics of thermodynamics, mass, energy and work, inertia, velocity and acceleration, displacement, and more.

Physics
Physics

Physics

This book introduces readers to the science that is at the very center of all other sciences and essential to our very existence.

Physics I Workbook For Dummies®, ed. 2
Physics I Workbook For Dummies®, ed. 2

Physics I Workbook For Dummies®, ed. 2

This guide helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common physics problems with confidence and ease.

Planet Earth
Planet Earth

Planet Earth

Covers interesting features about Earth, examining extremes around the globe such as hot and cold spots, as well as the strange and remote places that a diverse planet offers.

Robotics
Robotics

Robotics

This title presents the history of robotics. Text details how early mechanical automatons led to the advanced, intelligent robots of today. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Science
Science

Science

Introduces the key aspects of science, covering all the crucial topics from atoms and evolution to explosive chemical reactions.

Science
Science

Science

This book covers the history of humanity and our curiosity regarding the world around us. Included are early achievements--such as the discovery of fire and written language--and modern triumphs of ingenuity such as space exploration, genetics, information technology, and the so-called God Particle.

Science and Nature
Science and Nature

Science and Nature

Contains articles about science and nature that detail natural phenomena, rocks and minerals, energy and atoms, and biographies of famous scientists.

Seismology
Seismology

Seismology

This title presents the history of seismology. Text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.

Statistics and Probability
Statistics and Probability

Statistics and Probability

This book offers a broad collection of the principles of statistics and probability. The topics are often accompanied by references to famous mathematicians who discovered these principles, as well as snapshots of these principles at work in our real world.

Technology and Inventions
Technology and Inventions

Technology and Inventions

Collection of articles describing the great inventors and inventions that have changed the world regarding transportation, energy, daily life, and communication.

The Bones in Your Body
The Bones in Your Body

The Bones in Your Body

This work explores the many different systems and organs that all work together to make a breathing, moving, thinking person. Readers will investigate how the heart pumps blood throughout the body, how the lungs facilitate respiration, and other vital physiological processes.

The Brain in Your Body
The Brain in Your Body

The Brain in Your Body

This work explains the complex biology behind thought and sensation in a way that is clear and comprehensive for lower elementary readers. Each part of the brain and its function is presented with diagrams and images that help navigate the anatomy of the brain.

The Britannica Guide to Climate Change
The Britannica Guide to Climate Change

The Britannica Guide to Climate Change

Using scientific evidence and data to illustrate the drastic change in the earth's atmosphere, this guide examines how actions that produce greenhouse gases and deforestation are a concern for all when it comes to climate change.

The Eyes in Your Body
The Eyes in Your Body

The Eyes in Your Body

In this book, readers will learn how to think critically about how eyesight affects their lives. This volume also describes common vision problems and how to treat them.

The Heart and Blood in Your Body
The Heart and Blood in Your Body

The Heart and Blood in Your Body

This work introduces young readers to the human heart and its function. Along with the heart's atria and ventricles, it explains the circulatory system and how the blood and its pathways operate. Readers get an in-depth look at red and white blood cells, platelets, plasma, blood pressure, blood types and donors, and how the lymphatic system works with the rest of the body's organs and tissues.

The Lungs in Your Body
The Lungs in Your Body

The Lungs in Your Body

This work offers an overview of the parts of the body involved with breathing and how they all work together to keep us alive. Photos and diagrams help explain the different parts of the respiratory system and show how breathing happens. This book also includes helpful information about how to keep our lungs healthy and properly functioning.

The Muscles in Your Body
The Muscles in Your Body

The Muscles in Your Body

This book explains how over 600 muscles in our bodies work to protect our bones and keep our blood flowing. Readers will learn about the different kinds of muscle and why muscles are so essential to everything we do--from eating to smiling to mastering a sport.

The Number System and Common and Decimal Fractions
The Number System and Common and Decimal Fractions

The Number System and Common and Decimal Fractions

This guide to the number system and fractions combines the history of math with its practical applications.

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis
The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis

Discusses energy-related issues, covering climate change, different fuels, big energy companies, security of supply, conservation, low-carbon energies, and other related topics.

The Science Book
The Science Book

The Science Book

This book provides an inventive visual take on astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. With eye-catching artwork, step-by-step diagrams, and illustrations that break down complicated ideas into manageable concepts this book will have readers conversant in genetic engineering, black holes, and global warming in no time. Along the way are found mini-biographies of the most well- known scientists, and a glossary of helpful scientific terms.

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project
The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project

The Science and Technology Behind the Human Genome Project

This resource teaches readers about the fundamental science behind the Human Genome Project, the aim of which was to identify and map all of the genes in the human genome. Readers will learn the basics of DNA, genetics, and the human genome; important areas and the history of genetic research; and how our world has changed since the project.

The Skin on Your Body
The Skin on Your Body

The Skin on Your Body

A close-up look at the body's largest organ, this resource presents simple-to-understand information for young readers. Colorful and informative pictures complement and enhance the text and foster visual learning. The text explains why there are different skin textures, tones, and pigmentation, how the skin works, how we can protect it, and how the skin protects itself.

The Stomach and Intestines in Your Body
The Stomach and Intestines in Your Body

The Stomach and Intestines in Your Body

This work teaches young readers about all the parts of the digestive system, including the stars of the system, the stomach and intestines. Readers will learn how the food they eat is processed by their body and turned into fuel that allows them to run on the playground and study in class.

What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?
What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?

What Are Air Masses and Weather Fronts?

This book breaks down the differences between the various weather fronts and explains how they generate the weather we experience. It also examines the relationship between weather fronts, air masses, jet streams, and related events, such as El Niño.

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?
What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

What Are Food Chains & Food Webs?

Explains the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, the flow of energy between these groups, the effects different habitats have on the food chain, and how food chains in different environmental regions can be contrasted.

What Are Measurements?
What Are Measurements?

What Are Measurements?

This volume introduces students to measurements, including a history on how measurements were formed and have been standardized, as well as basics on measuring distance, weight, temperature, volume, and time. Chapters contain vocabulary words and exercises that help to supplement the text.

What Are Weather Instruments?
What Are Weather Instruments?

What Are Weather Instruments?

This book explores the instruments that measure such variables as air pressure, humidity, wind strength and direction, rainfall, and more.

What Are Weather and Climate?
What Are Weather and Climate?

What Are Weather and Climate?

In this book, readers will come to understand the difference between weather and climate, how weather is formed, what affects the weather in different parts of the Earth, how climate and weather affect the way people live, and how people's actions (and inaction) may be influencing Earth's changing climate and weather.

What Are the Elements of Weather?
What Are the Elements of Weather?

What Are the Elements of Weather?

In this book, readers learn about the elements of the weather, such as temperature, wind, humidity, clouds, precipitation, and atmospheric pressure. They also examine weather satellites, Tornado Alley, condensation, and the water cycle.

What Is Animal Behavior?
What Is Animal Behavior?

What Is Animal Behavior?

This book introduces readers to how and why animals behave in the mysterious ways they do. The text explains behaviors such as mating rituals and raising young, methods of hunting, which animals hibernate, which are nocturnal, and the social patterns of different species, among other things.

What Is Animal Camouflage?
What Is Animal Camouflage?

What Is Animal Camouflage?

This book shows how animals trick the eye by hiding in plain sight by changing their skin texture and color, covering themselves up, or even mimicking other plants and animals.

What Is Animal Migration?
What Is Animal Migration?

What Is Animal Migration?

In this book, readers will learn how air, land, and water migration differ, what landmarks and senses animals rely on to get them from place to place, and why migration is essential for survival.

What Is Energy?
What Is Energy?

What Is Energy?

In this text, readers are introduced to basic concepts of energy and where it exists all around them, right down to matter and the atom.

What Is Friction?
What Is Friction?

What Is Friction?

Readers are introduced to friction, its characteristics, and how it works in the world around us. The author shows how this physical force operates and how it can work to both our advantage and disadvantage. Readers will to learn the role friction plays in nature, in sports, in transportation, and many other domains.

What Is Gravity?
What Is Gravity?

What Is Gravity?

This volume introduces students to the force known as gravity. Readers examine many scientific concepts, including Newton's laws of gravity, mass and gravitational forces, galaxies, satellites, Earth's solar system, centrifugal force, tides, and erosion.

What Is Magnetism?
What Is Magnetism?

What Is Magnetism?

This book introduces readers to magnets and magnetism. Polarity, magnetic fields, electromagnetics, the difference between soft and hard magnets, and the ways in which magnets are used in industry, medicine, and everyday life are among the topics covered.

What Is Weather Forecasting?
What Is Weather Forecasting?

What Is Weather Forecasting?

In this guide to meteorology, both the science and basic premises of weather forecasting are explained. Readers are invited to examine the role of cause and effect in weather patterns and predict the possible consequences of specific weather events.

What Is a Life Cycle?
What Is a Life Cycle?

What Is a Life Cycle?

Each step of the life cycle for a variety of living creatures is covered in this book, guiding readers from the first stages of development for many plants and animals—including flowers, insects, fish, and mammals—through later phases and death. Also addressed are the different environments required for each step in the life cycle and the dangers these species may encounter throughout their lives.

What Is the Atmosphere?
What Is the Atmosphere?

What Is the Atmosphere?

In this book, readers will learn about the atmosphere's layers, composition, and evolution. The atmosphere's role in creating weather is explained, with topics such as atmospheric pressure, cloud formation, and precipitation clearly addressed. Readers will also learn about the greenhouse effect, as well as the problematic effects of air pollution.

What Is the Structure of a Plant?
What Is the Structure of a Plant?

What Is the Structure of a Plant?

This book explains features common to all plants’ anatomy and their purpose in each plant’s growth, how various types of plants absorb water, light, and nutrients to grow, and how distinct species have adapted for survival in their surroundings.

What Is the Structure of an Animal?
What Is the Structure of an Animal?

What Is the Structure of an Animal?

This book takes the reader through the basic anatomical features that characterize a broad range of animal families, including crustaceans, fish, and birds.

Who Discovered DNA?
Who Discovered DNA?

Who Discovered DNA?

This book explores the advances that have been made in the study of DNA and genetics.

Who Discovered Natural Selection?
Who Discovered Natural Selection?

Who Discovered Natural Selection?

This book explains how scientists worked out the way in which living things evolve.

Who Invented the Automobile?
Who Invented the Automobile?

Who Invented the Automobile?

This book looks back at the history of the automobile.

Who Invented the Computer?
Who Invented the Computer?

Who Invented the Computer?

This book looks back at the history of computers and shows how the digital world in which we live today was created.

Who Invented the Periodic Table?
Who Invented the Periodic Table?

Who Invented the Periodic Table?

This book tells the story of the philosophers, chemists, and other scientists -- from ancient times to today -- who have contributed to the discovery of all the known elements in our universe.

Who Split the Atom?
Who Split the Atom?

Who Split the Atom?

This book explores the ways in which scientists uncovered the secrets of atoms -- the tiny particles of matter that make up our world.

Library Science

Apps for Librarians
Apps for Librarians

Apps for Librarians

This book introduces you to the apps that can help you save time and increase your own productivity as well as serve as a curator and reviewer of apps and resident expert to benefit your patrons. It will save you from wading through and learning about the millions of apps available today and direct you to the very best apps in areas important to education, the workplace, and professional development.

High Impact School Library Spaces
High Impact School Library Spaces

High Impact School Library Spaces

To keep school libraries relevant, their physical spaces need to be reinvented to mirror 21st-century learning models. This book will enable everyone from school librarians and principals to district-level administrators, architects, and interior planners of school library spaces to reconceptualize school libraries.

The Collection's at the Core
The Collection's at the Core

The Collection's at the Core

This book investigates Common Core standards, OER, STEM, and collection development, and provides guidance on how to transform a school library's collection.

Education

Brain-Friendly Assessments
Brain-Friendly Assessments

Brain-Friendly Assessments

Describes critical factors to consider when designing and selecting assessment techniques to accurately gauge how well students learn and retain information.

Career, Aptitude and Selection Tests, ed. 3
Career, Aptitude and Selection Tests, ed. 3

Career, Aptitude and Selection Tests, ed. 3

Helps job seekers work out what area of work they should be focusing on by identifying their interests and strengths and scientifically interpreting which jobs they are suited to.

Digital Content Creation in Schools
Digital Content Creation in Schools

Digital Content Creation in Schools

This book emphasizes digital content creation and the use of the CCSS as benchmarks to help you create cutting-edge classroom instruction. The book begins by presenting research on student learning through multimedia and digital content creation. This introduction is followed by outlines of each stage of the practical, easy-to-use Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate (DDD-E) model, which is designed specifically for classroom use.

Embedding Formative Assessment
Embedding Formative Assessment

Embedding Formative Assessment

Effective classroom formative assessment helps educators make minute-by-minute, day-by-day instructional decisions. This guide for teachers centers on five key instructional strategies, along with an overview of each strategy and practical formative assessment techniques for implementing it in K-12 classrooms.

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms
Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction
Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking
How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.

Teacher Effectiveness: Capacity Building in a Complex Learning Era, v. 1
Teacher Effectiveness: Capacity Building in a Complex Learning Era, v. 1

Teacher Effectiveness: Capacity Building in a Complex Learning Era, v. 1

Calls into question, the fundamental concern of “what makes an effective teacher” for today and tomorrow. Concerned with student outcomes based primarily on a limited set of measures and attribution of student achievements to the quality of teachers, Teacher Effectiveness: Capacity Building in a Complex Learning Era aims to bridge the gaps for much needed resources on teacher education and teacher professional development. The importance of evidence-based approaches, planning for quality impact and contextualisation of relevant outcomes are discussed and illustrated in this book.

The Aptitude Test Workbook
The Aptitude Test Workbook

The Aptitude Test Workbook

Provides preparation for psychometric testing used by organizations and educational institutions to determine candidates' abilities. Contains sample tests with numerous questions - verbal, numerical, perceptual, spatial and practical.

The Common Core Standards
The Common Core Standards

The Common Core Standards

This guide helps parents, students, teachers, and administrators understand the details of the Common Core initiative.

Business

Building a Team
Building a Team

Building a Team

Provides the skills needed to inspire employees, maximize potential, and achieve positive professional results.

Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing
Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing

Collaborative Capitalism and the Rise of Impact Investing

Investing with the explicit goal of creating financial returns alongside measurable social and environmental benefits is gaining popularity in the business world. By putting a lens on the underlying practices that bridge impact investing and risk mitigation finance, this book outlines the transformation in finance itself, driven by more cross-sector, transparent relationships in the service of creating long-term value for multiple stakeholders, not just shareholders.

Dealing with Difficult People, Rev. ed.
Dealing with Difficult People, Rev. ed.

Dealing with Difficult People, Rev. ed.

Provides a look at individual behavior, what drives it and how to cope with it. Covers the seven types of difficult person, what conflict is and how to handle it, handling aggressive people, motivating lazy colleagues, dealing with difficult customers and handling complaints.

Develop Your Assertiveness, ed. 2
Develop Your Assertiveness, ed. 2

Develop Your Assertiveness, ed. 2

Offers simple techniques to enable you to become more assertive.

Develop Your Marketing Skills
Develop Your Marketing Skills

Develop Your Marketing Skills

Outlines the key concepts and principles which govern the subject of marketing, such as product management, market research, communications, market coverage, creating a marketing plan and pricing perspectives.

Doing Business
Doing Business

Doing Business

Provides the skills and tools needed for sales management, selling, and negotiating to maximize potential, and achieve positive professional results.

Economy
Economy

Economy

Provides a comprehensive examination of the complex ways in which economies succeed or fail, covering the role and value of currency, the reasons that recessions happen, and why some countries are poor while others are rich.

Effective Financial Management
Effective Financial Management

Effective Financial Management

Offers advice on raising money for a business, continues through maintaining investor relationships, and includes useful information on accounting, reporting and communicating effectively.

Green Property, ed. 2
Green Property, ed. 2

Green Property, ed. 2

A guide to buying, developing and investing in environmentally-friendly property, and making one's home more energy-efficient.

How to Deal with Stress, ed. 2
How to Deal with Stress, ed. 2

How to Deal with Stress, ed. 2

Covers topics such as time management, exercise, nutrition and relaxation techniques; offers a structured plan to manage stress for both home and office.

How to Manage People
How to Manage People

How to Manage People

Provides advice to managers and team leaders on how to manage people in their teams. Covers various managerial skills, including: leadership, motivating people, team building, delegating, interviewing, managing performance, developing people, managing change and handling people problems.

How to Motivate People, ed. 2
How to Motivate People, ed. 2

How to Motivate People, ed. 2

Clarifies the underlying principles for motivating staff to get results and maximize performance and sets out clear guidelines on how to reduce negativity; boost positive feelings; foster enthusiasm and involvement and focus effort on key issues.

How to Sell Yourself
How to Sell Yourself

How to Sell Yourself

Provides guidelines on how to sell yourself, particularly how to develop and manage your 'image' for success.

How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2
How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

Provides a quick and effective course from the perspective of the pursuit of business growth, and describes a business proceeding from initial set-up through its first year of trading.

How to Write Reports and Proposals, Rev. 2nd ed.
How to Write Reports and Proposals, Rev. 2nd ed.

How to Write Reports and Proposals, Rev. 2nd ed.

Provides practical pointers to impress convince or persuade colleagues or clients on how to make a plan of what to write, transfer ideas onto paper and edit them to achieve the best results.

How to Write a Business Plan, ed. 3
How to Write a Business Plan, ed. 3

How to Write a Business Plan, ed. 3

Covers all the issues involved in producing a plan, from profiling competitors and forecasting market development, to the importance of providing clear and concise financial information.

Improve Your Communication Skills, Rev. 2nd ed.
Improve Your Communication Skills, Rev. 2nd ed.

Improve Your Communication Skills, Rev. 2nd ed.

Covers how to improve conversation skills and build rapport with colleagues, hold interviews and staff appraisals, learn the skills of persuasion, give effective presentations, write emails, letters and reports and write for the web.

Leadership for Innovation
Leadership for Innovation

Leadership for Innovation

Provides help to leaders of all types to meet the challenge of innovation, and achieve profitable growth through team creativity.

Light a Fire Under Your Business
Light a Fire Under Your Business

Light a Fire Under Your Business

This book teaches business leaders and others how to improve processes, empower employees, and transform a business culture. It applies principles of the authors' actual firefighting experiences to business situations.

Management Skills
Management Skills

Management Skills

This book offers a simple, step-by-step guide in which to learn key management skills, right down to the minor details. It turns topics that are often overwhelming and hard to grasp into something easy, goal focused, skill building and ultimately rewarding.

Motivate to Win, ed. 3
Motivate to Win, ed. 3

Motivate to Win, ed. 3

Covers how to become highly motivated, to achieve goals by understanding what motivates others, what inspires them, and avoid the pitfalls of de-motivation.

Organise Yourself, ed. 3
Organise Yourself, ed. 3

Organise Yourself, ed. 3

Contains tips on building positive workplace habits, avoiding information overload, overcoming distractions and interruptions, organizing work space and filing systems, making effective use of technology and coping with the challenges of working from home.

Start Up & Run Your Own Business, ed. 7
Start Up & Run Your Own Business, ed. 7

Start Up & Run Your Own Business, ed. 7

Provides information for people interested in starting their own business. Covers topics such as business definition, marketing and raising finance, procurement, accountancy, IT, taxation and HR issues.

Successful Interviewing and Recruitment
Successful Interviewing and Recruitment

Successful Interviewing and Recruitment

Examines successful interviewing skills. Explains how to structure the interview, spot exceptional candidates and hire only the best who will add value to your business. Explores which questions to ask as well as which questions not to ask.

Successful Time Management, Rev. 2nd ed.
Successful Time Management, Rev. 2nd ed.

Successful Time Management, Rev. 2nd ed.

Provides tips and techniques, to help anyone review and assess their own time management and adopt new work practices to improve it.

Taking Minutes of Meetings, Rev. 2nd ed.
Taking Minutes of Meetings, Rev. 2nd ed.

Taking Minutes of Meetings, Rev. 2nd ed.

Covers the entire process behind minute taking from arranging the meeting, writing the agenda, creating the optimum environment, taking, structuring and writing notes up accurately.

Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You
Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You

Tapping the Wisdom That Surrounds You

This book provides insights into the protégé-to-mentor relationship, including how, when, and why effective mentorship does or does not happen and how to develop a mindset that attracts successful role models. It also helps readers to recognize and gather evidence that enables them to counter the negative messages and obstacles that confront career-driven women.

The Credit Cleanup Book
The Credit Cleanup Book

The Credit Cleanup Book

This book will help readers understand credit scoring and learn how to obtain—and improve—their credit reports.

The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets
The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets

The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets

This book examines new approaches to business in emerging markets. Part one is aimed at what you need to think about and the various risks and how to get your approach right. Part two is aimed at helping firms prioritize emerging markets by giving a review of the different markets from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) to the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

The Economist Marketing for Growth
The Economist Marketing for Growth

The Economist Marketing for Growth

Provides a guide to how the marketing function within a business can and should become its most important driver of growth. Marketers play a crucial role in generating revenue and they can play an equally important role in how revenues translate into profit.