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African American Eras
African American Eras

African American Eras

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

African American Poets
African American Poets

African American Poets

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential African American poets such as Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Paul Beatty, and Alice Walker.

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Biographical and science-related information on the life of Albert Einstein and his knowledge of physics.

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

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

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

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering
Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering
Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering
Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of mechanical engineering, including Mars rovers, robotic surgery systems, and advanced wind turbines. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

American Counterculture of the 1960s
American Counterculture of the 1960s

American Counterculture of the 1960s

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the American counterculture of the 1960s and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

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

Art That Changed the World
Art That Changed the World

Art That Changed the World

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

Birds
Birds

Birds

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.

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

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

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

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

Chemical Elements, ed. 2

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

Civil War
Civil War

Civil War

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the American Civil War, including slavery, Abraham Lincoln’s presidential victory, secession, and the Battle of Fort Sumter. Easy-to-read, engaging text discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war.

Complete Flags of the World
Complete Flags of the World

Complete Flags of the World

This guide provides everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols of the world's 196 national flags, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields, as well as their starring role in famous historical moments. This book is the ultimate reference, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and how they have evolved over the course of history.

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents
Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.

Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More
Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More

Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More

This volume examines the various styles of music that defined the 1970s and '80s, profiling the artists who captured the spirit of rapid social and cultural change.

Early Native North Americans
Early Native North Americans

Early Native North Americans

This book examines a brief history of early Native North Americans, providing readers with insight into past Indian civilizations, their origins, weaponry and warfare, various tribes and nations across America, and the westward expansion of settlers.

Ecology
Ecology

Ecology

Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Readers will learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, who believed in helping the poor and worked for the rights of women and for laws to protect children.

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2

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

Energy and Movement
Energy and Movement

Energy and Movement

Discusses energy and its sources, manifestations, and uses.

English Novelists
English Novelists

English Novelists

Provides essays of influential English writers such as Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Lewis Carroll, and Virginia Woolf.

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

Epics for Students, ed. 2

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

Evolution and Genetics
Evolution and Genetics

Evolution and Genetics

Illustrations and photos assist in detailed exploration of genetics and evolution including findings in fossils and on the microscopic level, from plants and animals to humans.

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

Experiment Central, ed. 2

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

Fish and Amphibians
Fish and Amphibians

Fish and Amphibians

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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

Geography
Geography

Geography

Presents an illustrated look at geography, including Earth's place in the solar system, rocks and minerals, climates and weather, varied ecosystems, and the human world.

Healthy Living, ed. 2
Healthy Living, ed. 2

Healthy Living, ed. 2

This set is designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student’s first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.

Heat
Heat

Heat

This volume examines heat and the related concepts of temperature, thermal energy, and thermodynamics and introduces readers to some of the great minds that furthered our understanding of this fundamental area of physics.

Human Body I
Human Body I

Human Body I

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.

Human Body II
Human Body II

Human Body II

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.

Invertebrates
Invertebrates

Invertebrates

Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Readers will learn about Jackie Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player.

James Cook
James Cook

James Cook

Introduces the life of James Cook, the explorer and mapmaker who claimed many lands for England.

Korean War
Korean War

Korean War

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

Life During Medieval Times
Life During Medieval Times

Life During Medieval Times

Concentrating on the high Middle Ages, the lives of the nobility, peasants, bourgeoisie, and academics are among the topics discussed in this social history.

Life During the Roman Empire
Life During the Roman Empire

Life During the Roman Empire

This book provides the peoples' perspective of life in ancient Rome. It features first-hand accounts of home and family, entertainments, religious practices, the work lives of citizens and slaves, and life in the Roman legion.

Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Living in ancient Mesopotamia could sometimes be harsh and dangerous, yet it could also be comfortable and fulfilling because the early inhabitants invented cities, writing, and other key elements of civilized life. Farming, trade, the home, education, women’s roles, religious beliefs, technology and transportation are some of the topics discussed in this social history.

Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp
Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp

Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp

Living conditions, forced labor, punishment, and rituals of survival are among the topics discussed in this social history of Nazi concentration camps.

Life in the North During the Civil War
Life in the North During the Civil War

Life in the North During the Civil War

This book describes daily life for Northerners during the Civil War. Topics include rural and urban life, how soldiers lived in the field, different ways in which civilians helped to support the troops, and the adverse conditions that blacks faced.

Life in the South During the Civil War
Life in the South During the Civil War

Life in the South During the Civil War

This book reviews some of the important issues faced by the South during the Civil War, including leadership, sacrifice, and divided loyalties.

Light
Light

Light

This volume examines the fundamentals of light—including how it is measured, its interaction with matter, and the particle and wave theories of light.

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1
Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

Mammals
Mammals

Mammals

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of mammals, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Mark Twain

A biography of Samuel Clemens, who became famous as the author Mark Twain.

Novels for Students, v. 1
Novels for Students, v. 1

Novels for Students, v. 1

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi
Plants, Algae, and Fungi

Plants, Algae, and Fungi

Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs.

Prohibition
Prohibition

Prohibition

This book describes the rise and fall of Prohibition in the United States, including a history of alcohol use in the U.S. before the nineteenth century movement. It provides detail on the many social, economic, and political factors leading to its gain in popularity, leading to passage of the 18th Amendment and the changes that lead to its repeal in 1933.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs
Reptiles and Dinosaurs

Reptiles and Dinosaurs

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of reptiles and dinosaurs, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War

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

Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

Examines various aspects of rocks and minerals - including formation, classes, uses, and the earth's crust - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Roller Coasters
Roller Coasters

Roller Coasters

Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on roller coasters in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its development.

Short Stories for Students, v. 1
Short Stories for Students, v. 1

Short Stories for Students, v. 1

Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

Sound
Sound

Sound

This volume examines the mechanics and properties of sound and provides an overview of the "interdisciplinary science called acoustics." Also covered are functions and diseases of the human ear.

Sounds of Rebellion
Sounds of Rebellion

Sounds of Rebellion

This volume captures the extraordinary sounds of this unforgettable period through profiles of its greatest musical talents, placing their stories in social and cultural context.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Discusses space exploration, including information on NASA, early space pioneers, and rockets and satellites.

Technology
Technology

Technology

Uses photographs and illustrations to examine different facets of technology, including everyday application, medical uses, innovations, and technology on the cutting-edge.

The Birth of Rock & Roll
The Birth of Rock & Roll

The Birth of Rock & Roll

This volume examines the phenomenon of rock and roll—the way it was before it crept into the mainstream it had once retaliated against—and the many musicians who made it into an art.

The Cold War
The Cold War

The Cold War

This book discusses the causes and events of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare
The Comedies of William Shakespeare

The Comedies of William Shakespeare

This work examines defining characteristics of comedic drama—the social interactions of common folks and a focus on the contradictions inherent in everyday life. Readers explore the major themes of Shakespearean comedies, which have enchanted readers and theater-goers alike for centuries.

The Constitution and Founding of America
The Constitution and Founding of America

The Constitution and Founding of America

This book offers invaluable insight and historical coverage of this pivotal time in American history, from the earliest stages of our country and the emergence of the thirteen colonies, to the Revolution and the development of the Constitution.

The Environment
The Environment

The Environment

Uses color illustrations to examine the impact of pollution, global warming, and climate change is having on the humans, plants, and animals that reside on Earth.

The Freedom Rides
The Freedom Rides

The Freedom Rides

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the many acts of violence that were perpetrated against the Freedom Riders on their journey through the South.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare

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

The History of Alternative Rock
The History of Alternative Rock

The History of Alternative Rock

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Alternative Rock.

The History of Country Music
The History of Country Music

The History of Country Music

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Country Music.

The History of Jazz
The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Jazz.

The History of Rap and Hip-Hop
The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the impact of Rap and Hip-Hop music culture.

The History of Rock and Roll
The History of Rock and Roll

The History of Rock and Roll

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Rock and Roll.

The Holocaust
The Holocaust

The Holocaust

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Holocaust, the mass genocide to exterminate Jews and other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis in Germany.

The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

This book traces changes in American life due to industrialization, beginning with eighteenth-century England before focusing on America.

The Islamic Empire
The Islamic Empire

The Islamic Empire

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the history of the Islamic Empire.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

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

The Literature of War
The Literature of War

The Literature of War

Provides historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it.

The March from Selma to Montgomery
The March from Selma to Montgomery

The March from Selma to Montgomery

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the African-American civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protect their voting rights.

The Progressive Era
The Progressive Era

The Progressive Era

This book addresses changes in American life due to industrialization, beginning with eighteenth-century England before focusing on America’s political, economic, and social reform of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

The Trail of Tears
The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears

This book examines the forced removal of Cherokee Indians from their native lands to the Oklahoma Territory, their subsequent history, and the legacy of these events.

The US Navy
The US Navy

The US Navy

This title highlights the history and achievements of the US Navy. Text explores the military branch's cutting-edge missions and important roles in protecting the United States. Learn about key technology and weapons, and discover what it is like to join the US Navy and have a career as a sailor.

The Women's Movement
The Women's Movement

The Women's Movement

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the women's movement and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Explores the life of Tiger Woods, including his childhood and major accomplishments.

Twentieth-Century Immigration to the United States
Twentieth-Century Immigration to the United States

Twentieth-Century Immigration to the United States

This book discusses various issues associated with immigration to the United States during the early part of the twentieth century including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Ellis Island, tenements and sweatshops, and the rise of anti-Semitism.

Twenty-First Century Novels
Twenty-First Century Novels

Twenty-First Century Novels

Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

UXL American Decades
UXL American Decades

UXL American Decades

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

UXL American Decades
UXL American Decades

UXL American Decades

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3
UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

This alphabetically organized ten-volume set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. This edition features 204 new entries and 594 updated entries.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

Universe
Universe

Universe

Provides an overview of the universe and includes more than 1,000 detailed and powerful graphics.

Vietnam War
Vietnam War

Vietnam War

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

Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Examines various features of volcanoes and earthquakes - including the study of damage prevention from these natural phenomena - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate

Examines factors and forces that influence weather and climate on Earth - including global warming, natural phenomena, and meteorology - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

World War I
World War I

World War I

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

World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide
World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide

World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide

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

World War II
World War II

World War II

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

Multicultural Studies

African American Eras
African American Eras

African American Eras

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

The Freedom Rides
The Freedom Rides

The Freedom Rides

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the many acts of violence that were perpetrated against the Freedom Riders on their journey through the South.

The March from Selma to Montgomery
The March from Selma to Montgomery

The March from Selma to Montgomery

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the African-American civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protect their voting rights.

Literature

African American Poets
African American Poets

African American Poets

Profiles major poets throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant individual poems or collections. Discusses influential African American poets such as Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Paul Beatty, and Alice Walker.

English Novelists
English Novelists

English Novelists

Provides essays of influential English writers such as Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Lewis Carroll, and Virginia Woolf.

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

Epics for Students, ed. 2

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

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1
Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

Literary Newsmakers for Students, v. 1

Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.

Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Mark Twain

A biography of Samuel Clemens, who became famous as the author Mark Twain.

Novels for Students, v. 1
Novels for Students, v. 1

Novels for Students, v. 1

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Short Stories for Students, v. 1
Short Stories for Students, v. 1

Short Stories for Students, v. 1

Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare
The Comedies of William Shakespeare

The Comedies of William Shakespeare

This work examines defining characteristics of comedic drama—the social interactions of common folks and a focus on the contradictions inherent in everyday life. Readers explore the major themes of Shakespearean comedies, which have enchanted readers and theater-goers alike for centuries.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare

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

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

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

The Literature of War
The Literature of War

The Literature of War

Provides historical, cultural and social context of works that focus on armed conflict throughout the world and time. It highlights the realities of war, its impact on society, and how it affects our understanding of it.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

Twenty-First Century Novels
Twenty-First Century Novels

Twenty-First Century Novels

Brings the most important fictional works of the last 10 years into view, discussing plot, characters, critical reception and more. Features broad coverage of multiethnic/multicultural communities and curricula, bringing an insight to readers of contemporary global literature in English translation.

Science

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Biographical and science-related information on the life of Albert Einstein and his knowledge of physics.

Birds
Birds

Birds

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.

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

Chemical Elements, ed. 2

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

Ecology
Ecology

Ecology

Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.

Energy and Movement
Energy and Movement

Energy and Movement

Discusses energy and its sources, manifestations, and uses.

Evolution and Genetics
Evolution and Genetics

Evolution and Genetics

Illustrations and photos assist in detailed exploration of genetics and evolution including findings in fossils and on the microscopic level, from plants and animals to humans.

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

Experiment Central, ed. 2

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

Fish and Amphibians
Fish and Amphibians

Fish and Amphibians

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

Heat
Heat

Heat

This volume examines heat and the related concepts of temperature, thermal energy, and thermodynamics and introduces readers to some of the great minds that furthered our understanding of this fundamental area of physics.

Invertebrates
Invertebrates

Invertebrates

Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

Light
Light

Light

This volume examines the fundamentals of light—including how it is measured, its interaction with matter, and the particle and wave theories of light.

Mammals
Mammals

Mammals

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of mammals, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi
Plants, Algae, and Fungi

Plants, Algae, and Fungi

Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs
Reptiles and Dinosaurs

Reptiles and Dinosaurs

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of reptiles and dinosaurs, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and Minerals

Rocks and Minerals

Examines various aspects of rocks and minerals - including formation, classes, uses, and the earth's crust - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Sound
Sound

Sound

This volume examines the mechanics and properties of sound and provides an overview of the "interdisciplinary science called acoustics." Also covered are functions and diseases of the human ear.

Space Exploration
Space Exploration

Space Exploration

Discusses space exploration, including information on NASA, early space pioneers, and rockets and satellites.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3
UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 3

This alphabetically organized ten-volume set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Its 798 entries provide fascinating facts covering the entire spectrum of science, from physical, life, and earth sciences to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment. This edition features 204 new entries and 594 updated entries.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

Universe
Universe

Universe

Provides an overview of the universe and includes more than 1,000 detailed and powerful graphics.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Examines various features of volcanoes and earthquakes - including the study of damage prevention from these natural phenomena - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate

Examines factors and forces that influence weather and climate on Earth - including global warming, natural phenomena, and meteorology - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Biography

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Biographical and science-related information on the life of Albert Einstein and his knowledge of physics.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Readers will learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, who believed in helping the poor and worked for the rights of women and for laws to protect children.

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Readers will learn about Jackie Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player.

James Cook
James Cook

James Cook

Introduces the life of James Cook, the explorer and mapmaker who claimed many lands for England.

Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Mark Twain

A biography of Samuel Clemens, who became famous as the author Mark Twain.

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Explores the life of Tiger Woods, including his childhood and major accomplishments.

History

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

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

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

American Counterculture of the 1960s
American Counterculture of the 1960s

American Counterculture of the 1960s

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the American counterculture of the 1960s and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 1

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 2

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 3

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 4

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

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

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

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

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

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

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

Civil War
Civil War

Civil War

This book explores the causes of and events leading to the American Civil War, including slavery, Abraham Lincoln’s presidential victory, secession, and the Battle of Fort Sumter. Easy-to-read, engaging text discusses major battles and key figures of the war and the technology and weapons used during the war.

Complete Flags of the World
Complete Flags of the World

Complete Flags of the World

This guide provides everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols of the world's 196 national flags, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields, as well as their starring role in famous historical moments. This book is the ultimate reference, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and how they have evolved over the course of history.

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents
Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Daily Life through American History in Primary Documents

Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.

Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More
Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More

Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More

This volume examines the various styles of music that defined the 1970s and '80s, profiling the artists who captured the spirit of rapid social and cultural change.

Early Native North Americans
Early Native North Americans

Early Native North Americans

This book examines a brief history of early Native North Americans, providing readers with insight into past Indian civilizations, their origins, weaponry and warfare, various tribes and nations across America, and the westward expansion of settlers.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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

James Cook
James Cook

James Cook

Introduces the life of James Cook, the explorer and mapmaker who claimed many lands for England.

Korean War
Korean War

Korean War

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

Life During Medieval Times
Life During Medieval Times

Life During Medieval Times

Concentrating on the high Middle Ages, the lives of the nobility, peasants, bourgeoisie, and academics are among the topics discussed in this social history.

Life During the Roman Empire
Life During the Roman Empire

Life During the Roman Empire

This book provides the peoples' perspective of life in ancient Rome. It features first-hand accounts of home and family, entertainments, religious practices, the work lives of citizens and slaves, and life in the Roman legion.

Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Living in ancient Mesopotamia could sometimes be harsh and dangerous, yet it could also be comfortable and fulfilling because the early inhabitants invented cities, writing, and other key elements of civilized life. Farming, trade, the home, education, women’s roles, religious beliefs, technology and transportation are some of the topics discussed in this social history.

Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp
Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp

Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp

Living conditions, forced labor, punishment, and rituals of survival are among the topics discussed in this social history of Nazi concentration camps.

Life in the North During the Civil War
Life in the North During the Civil War

Life in the North During the Civil War

This book describes daily life for Northerners during the Civil War. Topics include rural and urban life, how soldiers lived in the field, different ways in which civilians helped to support the troops, and the adverse conditions that blacks faced.

Life in the South During the Civil War
Life in the South During the Civil War

Life in the South During the Civil War

This book reviews some of the important issues faced by the South during the Civil War, including leadership, sacrifice, and divided loyalties.

Prohibition
Prohibition

Prohibition

This book describes the rise and fall of Prohibition in the United States, including a history of alcohol use in the U.S. before the nineteenth century movement. It provides detail on the many social, economic, and political factors leading to its gain in popularity, leading to passage of the 18th Amendment and the changes that lead to its repeal in 1933.

Revolutionary War
Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War

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

Sounds of Rebellion
Sounds of Rebellion

Sounds of Rebellion

This volume captures the extraordinary sounds of this unforgettable period through profiles of its greatest musical talents, placing their stories in social and cultural context.

The Birth of Rock & Roll
The Birth of Rock & Roll

The Birth of Rock & Roll

This volume examines the phenomenon of rock and roll—the way it was before it crept into the mainstream it had once retaliated against—and the many musicians who made it into an art.

The Cold War
The Cold War

The Cold War

This book discusses the causes and events of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The Comedies of William Shakespeare
The Comedies of William Shakespeare

The Comedies of William Shakespeare

This work examines defining characteristics of comedic drama—the social interactions of common folks and a focus on the contradictions inherent in everyday life. Readers explore the major themes of Shakespearean comedies, which have enchanted readers and theater-goers alike for centuries.

The Constitution and Founding of America
The Constitution and Founding of America

The Constitution and Founding of America

This book offers invaluable insight and historical coverage of this pivotal time in American history, from the earliest stages of our country and the emergence of the thirteen colonies, to the Revolution and the development of the Constitution.

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare
The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare

The History Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare

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

The Holocaust
The Holocaust

The Holocaust

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Holocaust, the mass genocide to exterminate Jews and other groups deemed undesirable by the Nazis in Germany.

The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution

This book traces changes in American life due to industrialization, beginning with eighteenth-century England before focusing on America.

The Islamic Empire
The Islamic Empire

The Islamic Empire

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the history of the Islamic Empire.

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare

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

The Progressive Era
The Progressive Era

The Progressive Era

This book addresses changes in American life due to industrialization, beginning with eighteenth-century England before focusing on America’s political, economic, and social reform of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare
The Tragedies of William Shakespeare

The Tragedies of William Shakespeare

This work examines the Bard’s major tragedies and their significance, and touch upon the state of theatre and dramatic performance in Shakespeare’s England for good measure.

The Trail of Tears
The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears

This book examines the forced removal of Cherokee Indians from their native lands to the Oklahoma Territory, their subsequent history, and the legacy of these events.

The US Navy
The US Navy

The US Navy

This title highlights the history and achievements of the US Navy. Text explores the military branch's cutting-edge missions and important roles in protecting the United States. Learn about key technology and weapons, and discover what it is like to join the US Navy and have a career as a sailor.

The Women's Movement
The Women's Movement

The Women's Movement

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the women's movement and features quotations from sources such as diaries, public records, and contemporary chronicles.

Twentieth-Century Immigration to the United States
Twentieth-Century Immigration to the United States

Twentieth-Century Immigration to the United States

This book discusses various issues associated with immigration to the United States during the early part of the twentieth century including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Ellis Island, tenements and sweatshops, and the rise of anti-Semitism.

UXL American Decades
UXL American Decades

UXL American Decades

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

UXL American Decades
UXL American Decades

UXL American Decades

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

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

UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Vietnam War
Vietnam War

Vietnam War

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

World War I
World War I

World War I

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

World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide
World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide

World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide

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

World War II
World War II

World War II

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

Arts

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

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

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

Art That Changed the World
Art That Changed the World

Art That Changed the World

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

Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More
Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More

Disco, Punk, New Wave, Heavy Metal, and More

This volume examines the various styles of music that defined the 1970s and '80s, profiling the artists who captured the spirit of rapid social and cultural change.

Sounds of Rebellion
Sounds of Rebellion

Sounds of Rebellion

This volume captures the extraordinary sounds of this unforgettable period through profiles of its greatest musical talents, placing their stories in social and cultural context.

The Birth of Rock & Roll
The Birth of Rock & Roll

The Birth of Rock & Roll

This volume examines the phenomenon of rock and roll—the way it was before it crept into the mainstream it had once retaliated against—and the many musicians who made it into an art.

The History of Alternative Rock
The History of Alternative Rock

The History of Alternative Rock

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Alternative Rock.

The History of Country Music
The History of Country Music

The History of Country Music

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Country Music.

The History of Jazz
The History of Jazz

The History of Jazz

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Jazz.

The History of Rap and Hip-Hop
The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

The History of Rap and Hip-Hop

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the impact of Rap and Hip-Hop music culture.

The History of Rock and Roll
The History of Rock and Roll

The History of Rock and Roll

Covers the music, the musicians, the instruments, and music's place in cultural history. Presents a history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression along with glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. This volume focuses on the music style of Rock and Roll.

Technology

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering
Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering

This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering
Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering
Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

Amazing Feats of Mechanical Engineering

This title examines amazing feats of mechanical engineering, including Mars rovers, robotic surgery systems, and advanced wind turbines. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.

Roller Coasters
Roller Coasters

Roller Coasters

Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on roller coasters in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its development.

Technology
Technology

Technology

Uses photographs and illustrations to examine different facets of technology, including everyday application, medical uses, innovations, and technology on the cutting-edge.

Environment

Birds
Birds

Birds

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.

Ecology
Ecology

Ecology

Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.

Fish and Amphibians
Fish and Amphibians

Fish and Amphibians

Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.

Invertebrates
Invertebrates

Invertebrates

Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

Mammals
Mammals

Mammals

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of mammals, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

Plants, Algae, and Fungi
Plants, Algae, and Fungi

Plants, Algae, and Fungi

Presents information on the life cycle, cellular structure, diversity, cultivation, production, and species of fungi, algea, and plants, using illustrations and photographs.

Reptiles and Dinosaurs
Reptiles and Dinosaurs

Reptiles and Dinosaurs

Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of reptiles and dinosaurs, including the skeletal structure, adaptive features, habitats, and relationship with humans.

The Environment
The Environment

The Environment

Uses color illustrations to examine the impact of pollution, global warming, and climate change is having on the humans, plants, and animals that reside on Earth.

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2

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

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

Social Science

Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Readers will learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, who believed in helping the poor and worked for the rights of women and for laws to protect children.

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2

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

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Readers will learn about Jackie Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player.

Law

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History
Gale Encyclopedia of World History

Gale Encyclopedia of World History

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

The Freedom Rides
The Freedom Rides

The Freedom Rides

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the many acts of violence that were perpetrated against the Freedom Riders on their journey through the South.

The March from Selma to Montgomery
The March from Selma to Montgomery

The March from Selma to Montgomery

Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the African-American civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to protect their voting rights.

Nation and World

Geography
Geography

Geography

Presents an illustrated look at geography, including Earth's place in the solar system, rocks and minerals, climates and weather, varied ecosystems, and the human world.

Medicine

Healthy Living, ed. 2
Healthy Living, ed. 2

Healthy Living, ed. 2

This set is designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student’s first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.

Human Body I
Human Body I

Human Body I

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.

Human Body II
Human Body II

Human Body II

Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.