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AIDS/HIV, ed. 2012

Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.

Abortion

Explores the issues surrounding abortion by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Abortion

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the ways in which states may place restrictions on abortion for minors that are not required for adult women, including the constitutional right to privacy.

Abortion, ed. 2012

Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.

Abortion, ed. 2014

Provides both sides of the divisive argument surrounding abortion. Also includes information on the number and types of abortions performed in the United States, abortion clinics, teen pregnancy and abortion, views of abortion from around the world, religious thoughts on abortion, and legal rulings pertaining to abortion.

Achieving Sustainability

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

Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary, ed. 48

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

Addiction

Explores the issues surrounding addiction by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Adele

Profiles the life and career of singer and songwriter, Adele.

Adoption

Explores the issues surrounding adoption. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Adoption

Examines the issue of adoption from a variety of international perspectives.

Adoption

Explores the issues surrounding adoption by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Afghanistan

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Afghani people.

African Americans in Sports

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 African Americans in sports.

Aging

Examines the issue of aging from a variety of international perspectives.

Alcohol

Examines the issue of alcohol from a variety of international perspectives.

Alcohol

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the legal age of alcohol consumption and liquor laws among teens.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs, ed. 2013

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

Alicia Keys

Profiles the life and career of songwriter and musician, Alicia Keys.

Alternative Energy, ed. 2

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

American Decades Primary Sources, v. 11

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

American Eras: 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

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

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

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 Law Yearbook

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

American Men & Women of Science, ed. 32

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

American Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Amy Poehler

A biography of Amy Poehler and her career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.

An Appeal for Justice

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 trials of nine innocent blacks, who were rounded up, tried, and convicted on little more than the word of two white women.

Angelina Jolie

Profiles the life and career of actress, director, writer, and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie.

Animal Rights, ed. 2013

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

Anne Hathaway

Profiles the life and career of actress, Anne Hathaway.

Anorexia and Bulimia

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

Antibiotics

Explores the issues surrounding antibotics by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Argentina

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Argentinian people.

Artificial Ingredients

Explores the issues surrounding artificial ingredients. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Athletes and Drug Use

Explores the issues surrounding athletes and drug use by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Autism

Explores the issues surrounding autism by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Babylonian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Babylonian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Banned Books

Explores the issues surrounding banned books by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Beyoncé

Profiles the life and career of songwriter, record producer, actress, model, and fashion designer, Beyonce Knowles.

Biodiversity

Examines the issue of biodiversity, among and within plant and animal species in an environment, from a variety of international perspectives.

Bioethics, ed. 4

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

Biotechnology

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

Bipolar Disorder

Explores bipolar disorder in detail, covering their diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Birth Control

Explores the issues surrounding birth control. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Birth Control

Examines the issue of birth control from a variety of international perspectives.

Birth Control

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on birth control and the use of contraceptive devices among women in the United States.

Body Image

Explores the issues surrounding body Image by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Body Systems

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

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.

British Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of British mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Building the Panama Canal

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the historical building of the Panama Canal, beginning with construction by the United States in 1903.

Bullying

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on bullying in schools and the schools' reaction within the United States, focusing on the scope of the problem, current state and federal legislation on the issue, different approaches schools have taken, and the most affected populations.

Bullying

Examines the issues surrounding bullying and provides an overview of the topic.

Business Plans Handbook, v. 22

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

Cambodia

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Cambodian people.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2012

Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.

Capital Punishment, ed. 2014

Covers the history of capital punishment plus discussions of numerous court cases, legal decisions, and historical statistics. Also includes information about execution methods, minors and the death penalty, public attitudes, and capital punishment around the world.

Capitalism

Examines the issue of capitalism from a variety of international perspectives.

Car Racing

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers car racing.

Career Information Center, ed. 10

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

Career and Technical Education

Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Careers and Occupations, ed. 2012

Examines various trends in careers and occupations in America. Provides the latest information on what Americans do for a living, how much they earn, how they find work, and what factors influence these key issues.

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, v. 2

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

Celiac Disease

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

Cerebral Palsy

Explores cerebral palsy in detail, covering their diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Cheerleading

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers cheerleading.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence, ed. 2013

Provides information on the prevalence, causes, and devastating consequences of this type of violence. Also covers the challenges that domestic violence and child abuse pose to the legal system.

Child Labor

Explores the issues surrounding child labor. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Childhood Obesity

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

Childhood Obesity

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on childhood obesity.

Children's Literature Review, v. 166

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

Chile

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Chilean people.

Chinese Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Chinese mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Cholera

Explores the history of cholera covering its causes, health risks, prevention and treatment.

Choosing a College

Explores the issues surrounding choosing a college. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Civil Liberties

Examines the issue of civil liberties from a variety of international perspectives.

Class Conflict in Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of English-language novelist, Charles Dickens.

Cloud Computing

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

Colon Cancer

Explores colon cancer in detail, covering its symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Colonialism in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Joseph Conrad.

Coming of Age in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Lives of Bees

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Sue Monk Kidd.

Computer Sciences, ed. 2

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

Consumer Health Care

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

Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, v. 220

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

Contemporary Authors, v. 310

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

Contemporary Black Biography, v. 92

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

Contemporary Musicians, v. 71

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

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television, v. 112

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

Corporate Disasters

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

Countries of the World and Their Leaders Yearbook

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

Crime, Prisons, and Jails, ed. 2013

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

Crohn's Disease

Explores crohn's disease in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Cuba

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

Cuba

Presenta las principales fuerzas que han dado forma al pais tanto historica como culturalmente, ofreciendo un vistazo de cerca a los temas emblematicos de la historia del pais. Contiene articulos sobre obras de arte y no ficcion, documentos politicos, discursos, testimonios, eventos punto de inflamacion y lugares de importancia cultural.

Cults

Explores the issues surrounding cults. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Custody and Divorce

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on child custody, child support issues that arise when the parents of a teen divorce.

Cyberbullying

Explores the issues surrounding cyberbullying. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Cybercrime

Examines the issue of cybercrime from a variety of international perspectives.

Cycling

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers the sport of cycling.

Cystic Fibrosis

Explores cystic fibrosis disorder in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

D-Day

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the never-to-be-forgotten event called D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, that took place before World War II ended in 1945.

Date Rape

Explores the issues surrounding date rape. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Dating

Presents differing views on the various social aspects of dating. Examines the enormous debate over whether the emergence of hookup culture is positive or negative, whether it hurts girls or empowers them, and whether it dangerously erodes the fabric of society or is the natural outcome of a society inching closer to gender equality.

David Petraeus

Profiles the life and career of General David Petraeus, commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) serving in Afghanistan.

Death and Dying

Presents differing views on the various social aspects surrounding death and dying worldwide. Causes of death are examined, including increases in mortality due to AIDS in Africa, drug abuse in Scotland, and suicide in Ireland. Chapters discuss access to palliative end-of-life care and assisted suicide; influences of the world's major religions and their beliefs, traditions and rituals surrounding death; and funeral practices around the world.

Death and Dying, ed. 2012

Examines how Americans deal with death, with a particular focus on the highly charged political and moral issues of living wills, life-sustaining treatments, end-of-life care funding, and physician assisted suicide.

Death in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Ernest Hemingway.

Debt

Explores the issues surrounding debt by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Dementia

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

Democracy in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

Provides an in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American poet, Walt Whitman.

Depression

Explores the issues surrounding depression by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Depression in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of poet, Sylvia Plath.

Dieting

Explores the issues surrounding dieting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Digital Cameras and Camcorders

Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on digital cameras and camcorders in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to their creation.

Disabilities

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the history of disability rights for children and teens.

Disasters

Examines the issue of disaster relief and natural disasters from a variety of international perspectives.

Discipline and Punishment

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on how discipline and punishment at school has evolved.

Discrimination

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the history of civil rights and discrimination based on race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Dissociative Disorders

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dissociative disorders which are generally associated with post-traumatic stress or past abuse.

Divorce

Explores the issues surrounding divorce by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Drama for Students, v. 29

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

Dress

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on school dress code and the freedom of expression.

Dress Codes in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding dress codes in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Dropping Out of School

Explores the issues surrounding school dropouts. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Drug Abuse

Explores the issues surrounding drug abuse by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Drug Abuse

Explores the issues surrounding teenage drug abuse. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Drug Legalization

Explores the issues surrounding drug legalization by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Drunk Driving

Explores the issues surrounding drunk driving. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

E-books

Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on electronic books (e-books) in detail as an important segment of the publishing industry, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

East Pakistan

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Pakistani people.

Eating Disorders

Examines the issue of eating disorders from a variety of international perspectives.

Eating Disorders

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on eating disorders.

Education

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on education.

Education

Examines the issue of education from a variety of international perspectives.

Education in America, ed. 2014

Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and "at-risk" students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.

Education, ed. 2012

Areas covered include an overview of American education; primary, elementary, and secondary schools; public versus private schooling; special education; education of gifted children; testing and achievement of students; national education goals; and "at-risk" students. Discusses colleges and universities; issues such as home schooling, school choice, and vouchers; trends in teacher supply and demand; and public opinions about education.

Egyptian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Egyptian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

El Salvador and Guatemala

Examines the genocide and political persecution against the people of El Salvador and Guatemala.

Electric Cars

Focuses on the invention of electric cars, exploring how it was developed, how it works, its impact on society, and possible future uses.

Electronic America, ed. 2013

Discusses how the United States has been affected by the rapid development and adoption of new electronic devices, programs, and other technologies.

Electronic Devices

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the Internet and cell phone communication.

Electronic Devices in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding electronic devices in schools. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Elena Kagan

Profiles the life and career of Elena Kagan, the 112th justice, and fourth woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Eminem

Profiles the life and career of entertainer, Eminem, written for young adults.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets

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

Encyclopedia of Global Brands, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, v. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7

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

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, ed. 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Endangered Species

Explores the issues surrounding endangered species by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Endangered Species, ed. 2012

Discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.

Energy Alternatives

Examines the issue of renewable energy sources from a variety of international perspectives.

Energy, ed. 2013

Presents the latest information on U.S. energy consumption and production, compared with years past. Controversial issues such as the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, the possibility of exhausting fossil fuel supplies, and the harm done to the environment by mining, drilling, and pollution are explored.

Environmentalism

Explores the issues surrounding environmentalism by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Equestrian

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers the psychological aspects of equestrian horsemanship.

Exercise and Fitness

Explores the issues surrounding exercise and fitness for children. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Extremism

Examines the issue of extremism and radicalism from a variety of international perspectives.

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American playwright, Tennessee Williams.

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American writer, William Faulkner.

Family Violence

Examines the issue of family violence from a variety of international perspectives.

Fashion, Costume, and Culture, ed. 2

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

Fast Food

Explores the issues surrounding the fast food industry by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Explores fetal alcohol syndrome in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Fibromyalgia

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

Figure Skating

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers figure skating.

Food Allergies

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

Food Allergies

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on food allergies.

Food Regulation and Safety

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on food regulation and safety.

Food Safety

Explores the issues surrounding food safety by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Foods of Canada

Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of Canada. Topics include favorite dishes, snacks and sweets, traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.

Foods of Colombia

Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of Colombia. Topics include favorite dishes, snacks and sweets, traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.

Foods of Ghana

Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of Ghana. Topics include favorite dishes, snacks and sweets, traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.

Foods of Indonesia

Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of Indonesia. Topics include favorite dishes, snacks and sweets, traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.

Foods of Poland

Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of Poland. Topics include favorite dishes, snacks and sweets, traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.

Foods of South Africa

Explores the foods, cooking traditions, customs, eating habits, and food sources of South Africa. Topics include favorite dishes, snacks and sweets, traditional holiday meals, and the preparations and traditions associated with these foods.

Football

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers football.

Fracking

Examines the issues surrounding fracking (a process that unlocks huge reserves of natural gas deep under the earth's surface) and provides an overview of the topic.

Free Press

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on free press.

Free Speech and Expression

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on free speech and expression.

Freedom of Assembly and Association

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the freedom to assemble with the goal of expressing political ideas.

From Green Industries to Green Jobs

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Cultural Transformation

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Business Law

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Innovation Management

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Investment Research

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing

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

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. 2

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

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, ed. 3

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

Gambling, ed. 2013

Presents in-depth information on how casino gambling, sports gambling, lotteries, and Internet gambling work, provides up-to-date financial data for each, and discusses the effects of these and other gambling activities on the communities in which they take place. Also discussed are American attitudes toward gambling.

Gangs

Explores the issues surrounding gangs by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Gangs

Explores the issues surrounding gangs. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Garbage and Recycling

Explores the issue of garbage and recycling by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Gay Marriage

Explores the issues surrounding gay marriage by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Gay Marriage

Examines the issues surrounding gay marriage and provides an overview of the topic.

Gays in the Military

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of gays in the military.

Genetic Engineering

Explores the issues surrounding genetic engineering by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Genetic Engineering

Examines the issue of genetic engineering from a variety of international perspectives.

Genetically Modified Food

Examines the issue of genetically modified food from a variety of international perspectives.

Genetically Modified Foods

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on genetically modified foods.

Genetics and Genetic Engineering, ed. 2013

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding genetics and genetic engineering.

Genocide

Examines the issue of genocide from a variety of international perspectives.

Genocide in Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl

Examines the important literary work of writer, Anne Frank, and the significance of this essay as a Holocaust document, offering viewpoints on genocide in the twenty-first century.

George Clooney

A biography of George Clooney and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Girls and Sports

Explores the issues surrounding girls and sports. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Global Events

Features more than 830 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Covering ancient civilizations to the present, important events in history are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.

Global Warming

Explores the issues surrounding global warming by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Golf

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers golf.

Greek Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Greek mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Growing Old in America, ed. 2012

Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.

Growing Old in America, ed. 2014

Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.

Growing Up, ed. 2013

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's youth.

Growth Disorders

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

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.

Gun Control

Explores the issue of gun control by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Gun Control

Examines the issues surrounding gun control and provides an overview of the topic.

Gun Control, ed. 2013

Explores various aspects of gun control in the United States. Includes information on firearms laws, firearms and crimes, guns and youth, public attitudes toward gun control, and gun control laws.

Gun Violence

Discusses the reasons for and against gun control in the United States, especially in relation to violent crime.

HIV/AIDS, ed. 2014

Includes information on the nature of AIDS/HIV and the AIDS epidemic; symptoms and transmittal; patterns and trends in AIDS/HIV surveillance; populations at risk; children, adolescents, and AIDS/HIV; AIDS/HIV cost and treatment; people living with AIDS/HIV; testing, prevention, and education; HIV and AIDS worldwide; and knowledge, awareness, behavior, and opinion of those affected by AIDS/HIV.

HPV

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for human papillomavirus (HPV).

Halle Berry

Profiles the life and career of actress, Halle Berry.

Health Care

Examines the issue of health care from a variety of international perspectives.

Health and Wellness, ed. 2012

Examines health and wellness among Americans, including the ways in which illness is currently prevented, identified, and treated. Describes the most common types of chronic, degenerative, genetic, and infectious diseases, as well as the concepts of mental health and illness. Covers both traditional and alternative medicine.

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.

Healthy Weight for Teens

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on healthy weight habits for teenagers.

Hoarding

Examines the issues surrounding hoarding and provides an overview of the topic.

Homelessness

Explores the issues surrounding homelessness. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Homelessness

Explores the issue of homelessness by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Homeschooling

Explores the issues surrounding homeschooling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Homosexuality

Explores the issues surrounding homosexuality. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Human Geography

Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.

Human Rights

Explores the issue of human rights by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Human Trafficking

Examines the issue of human trafficking from a variety of international perspectives.

Huntington's Disease

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in Huntington's disease.

Indonesia

Examines the historical background and provides a look at the causes, events, and aftermath of the 1965 mass killings in Indonesia.

Innovation Masters

Covers the best examples of successful businesses and/or business people that have incorporated or developed a new product, service or technology that help to reinvent or revolutionize their business and/or industry.

International Directory of Company Histories, v. 131

Provides histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location. For students, job candidates, business executives, historians and investors.

Internment of Japanese Americans

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the internment of Japanese Americans after the Japanese attacked the U.S. military forces stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, December 7, 1941.

Islam

Explores the issues surrounding Islam by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

James Cameron

Provides a biography of James Cameron and his career as an Academy Award director of blockbuster movies and an Emmy Award winning maker of television documentaries, written for young adults.

James Forman and SNCC

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 James Forman, the executive secretary from 1961 to 1966 of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) a group that vowed to use nonviolent measures to help southern blacks.

James Franco

Provides a biography of James Franco and his career as an actor, written for young adults.

Jamie Oliver

Profiles the life and career of British chef and cooking show star, Jamie Oliver.

Jane Lynch

Profiles the life and career of actress, Jane Lynch.

Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the massive earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 followed minutes later by a powerful tsunami, and the next day by an explosion that rocked a nuclear power plant and caused a leak in a reactor.

Jennifer Lopez

Profiles the life and career of singer, dancer and actress, Jennifer Lopez, written for young adults.

Jet Li

Profiles the life and career of martial arts expert, Jet Li, written for young adults.

Jon Stewart

Profiles the life and career of comedian Jon Stewart.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of Foods and Recipes of the World, ed. 2

Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, ed. 2

A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 6

Presents profiles of 193 countries of the world. Topics include climate, plants and animals, population and ethnic groups, religions, transportation, history, government, political parties, judicial system, economy, education, arts, media, tourism, and famous people.

Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States, ed. 6

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

Justin Bieber

Profiles the life and career of teen idol entertainer, Justin Bieber.

Juvenile Crime

Examines the issue of juvenile crime from a variety of international perspectives.

Juvenile Crime

Explores the issues surrounding juvenile crime by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Juvenile Justice

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume traces the history of the juvenile justice system, focusing on continued positive changes to ensure that the system benefits both offenders and society.

Kelly Slater

Profiles the life and career of competitive surfer, Kelly Slater.

Kosovo

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Serbs against the Albanian people of Kosovo.

Labor Unions

Explores the issues surrounding labor unions by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Labor and Employment

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on child labor practices and laws aimed at protecting young workers from exploitation.

Landmarks in African American History

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 important moments in African American history.

Learning Disabilities

Explores learning disabilities in detail, covering its symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Legal and Illegal Immigration, ed. 2013

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding legal and illegal immigration.

Liberia

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Liberian people, focusing on the Liberian Civil Wars and violence in the country from the 1970s to the 2000s.

Lindsey Vonn

Profiles the life and career of the most accomplished skier in American history, and Olympic gold medal winner, Lindsey Vonn.

Little Rock Nine

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the Little Rock Nine crisis in which 9 students fought for school integration in September 1957.

Lou Gehrig's Disease

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, and treatments, for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal disease of the nerves.

Lyme Disease

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

Lymphoma

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

MRSA

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.

Marijuana

Explores the issues surrounding marijuana by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Mark Zuckerberg

Provides an overview of the life of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of social media website, Facebook.

Market Share Reporter

Covers 50 key industries (and the companies and products therein) throughout the world (including but not limited to the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia).

Mayan Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Mayan mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Medical Marijuana

Explores the issues surrounding medical marijuana. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Medical Marijuana

Examines the issues surrounding medical marijuana and provides an overview of the topic.

Mental Illness

Examines the issue of mental illness from a variety of international perspectives.

Middle East Conflict, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive and objective overview of the people, events, and documents that are key to understanding the complex relationships of the countries and cultures of the Middle East.

Minorities, ed. 2012

Examines the differences between minority groups and white Americans across the economic, political, and social spectrums. Explores the experience of African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and other minority groups living in the United States.

Mixed Marriage

Examines the institution of mixed marriages in different global locations, cultures and social climates.

Modern-Day Pirates

Examines the issues surrounding modern-day pirates and provides an overview of the topic.

Muammar Qaddafi

Profiles the life of political leader and dictator of Libya from 1969 to 2011, Muammar Qaddafi.

Muscular Dystrophy

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

Natalie Coughlin

Profiles the life and career of Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin.

National Security, ed. 2013

Covers formation of the Department of Homeland Security, increased security measures at airports, the enactment of the Patriot Act of 2001, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Provides the history of national security in the United States; descriptions of the various conventional and nonproliferation treaties and regimes; and information on countries of concern to the United States.

Native American Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Native American mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Neil Patrick Harris

Profiles the life and career of multifaceted actor, Neil Patrick Harris.

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for neurodegenerative disorders caused by nerve cell failure.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013

This supplement covers a wide range of topics including ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, logic, aesthetics, philosophy of literature, art, and music, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. It contains numerous articles of special interest to Catholic thought and culture covering such areas as the philosophical aspects of love, hope, wisdom, marriage, friendship, death, pain and suffering, the human person and the human soul, and the philosophy of God and religion.

Newsmakers

Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.

Nicki Minaj

Profiles the life and career of hip-hop artist, Nicki Minaj. Includes her contributions to the hip-hop culture across America.

Norse Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Norse mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Novels for Students, v. 38

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.

Nuclear Energy

Examines the issues surrounding nuclear energy and provides an overview of the topic.

Obesity

Examines the issue of obesity from a variety of international perspectives.

Obesity

Explores the issues surrounding obesity. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Oil

Explores the issues surrounding various ocean species by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Online Schools

Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on computer-assisted instruction and educational technology in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.

Organ Donation

Examines the issue of organ donation from a variety of international perspectives.

Organ Transplants

Examines the issues surrounding organ transplants and provides an overview of the topic.

Organic Food and Farming

Explores the issue of organic food and farming by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Oscar Pistorius

Discusses the life of South African sprinter, Oscar Pistorius.

Ovarian Cancer

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for ovarian cancer.

Paranormal Phenomena

Explores the issues surrounding paranormal phenomena by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Parenting

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on how parent's custodial rights can be revoked.

Persian Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Persian mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Piracy on the High Seas

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the issue of how maritime piracy, piracy on the high seas, has been and continues to be a serious problem.

Poetry for Students, v. 39

Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

Postpartum Depression

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

Poverty

Examines the issue of poverty from a variety of international perspectives.

Poverty in John Steinbeck's The Pearl

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, John Steinbeck.

Prince Harry

Profiles the life of Prince Harry, whose father Charles is the Prince of Wales who will one day take over as the monarch, or ruler, of England.

Privacy

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on the right to privacy, a fundamental right of all Americans, including teenagers.

Privacy

Examines the issue of privacy from a variety of international perspectives.

Privacy

Explores the issue of privacy by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Prohibition

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the Prohibition era, which banned the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States in 1920.

Race in John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American journalist and author, John Howard Griffin.

Race in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Ralph Ellison.

Race in William Shakespeare's Othello

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, William Shakespeare.

Race in the Poetry of Langston Hughes

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of African American poet, Langston Hughes.

Racial Profiling

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the issue of racial profiling.

Radiation Sickness

Explores radiation sickness in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Rap Music

Explores the issues surrounding rap and hip-hop music by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Reality TV

Examines the issues surrounding reality television programs and provides an overview of the topic.

Recycling

Explores the issues surrounding recycling. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Religion

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on religion.

Religion in Schools

Explores the issues surrounding religion in schools by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Risky Teen Behavior

Explores the issues surrounding risky teen behavior. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Roger Federer

Profiles the life and career of tennis player, Roger Federer, written for young adults.

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.

Roman Mythology

Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of Roman mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.

Ryan Gosling

Profiles the life and career of actor Ryan Gosling, written for young adults.

Sarah Palin

Profiles the life and career of political figure Sarah Palin.

Scribner Writers Online Series

Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

Search and Seizure

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume explores a variety of court decisions regarding the Fourth Amendment and their impact on the privacy rights of students.

Self-Incrimination

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume describes the evolution of the privilege against self-incrimination guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution.

Self-Injury

Explores the issues surrounding self-injurious behavior in adolescents by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Seth Rogen

Profiles the life and career of Seth Rogen, standup comic turned movie actor, screenwriter, and film producer.

Sex

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on teenage sexuality.

Sexting

Explores the issues surrounding computer sex or Sexting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Sexual Harassment

Explores the issues surrounding sexual harassment. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Sexual Orientation

Explores the issues surrounding sexual orientation by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Sexual Violence

Examines the issue of sexual violence from a variety of international perspectives.

Sexuality in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, William Shakespeare.

Sexuality in the Comedies of William Shakespeare

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, William Shakespeare.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Explores the issues surrounding sexually transmitted diseases by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Explores the issues surrounding sexually transmitted infections. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Shaun White

Provides an overview of the life of two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder, Shaun White.

Short Stories for Students, v. 34

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.

Skateboarding

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers skateboarding.

Skiing

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers skiing.

Slavery Through the Ages

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history regarding slavery; human beings held against their will.

Slavery in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman, Frederick Douglass.

Slavery in Toni Morrison's Beloved

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Nobel Prize in Literature author, Toni Morrison.

Sleep Disorders

Explores sleep disorders in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.

Sleep Problems

Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on health issues and treatment for sleep disorders.

Social Justice

Examines the issue of social justice and equality from a variety of international perspectives.

Social Networking

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volumes focus is on social networking.

Social Networking

Examines the issue of online social networks from a variety of international perspectives.

Social Protest

Explores the issues surrounding protest movements and political participation in the United States. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Social Welfare, ed. 2013

This volume focuses on the social and moral issues surrounding America's homeless.

Something About the Author, v. 230

Provides illustrated biographical articles on authors and illustrators of works for children and young adults, ranging from established award winners to less prominent authors and illustrators whose works are just coming to be recognized, from past centuries through today. Covers such genres as picture books, humor, folk and fairy tales, mystery and adventure, science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, poetry and nonsense verse, drama, biography, and nonfiction.

South Africa

Examines the genocide and persecution of South African people, providing an historical background on Apartheid, a "separateness" of the races, beginning in 1948.

Space Exploration

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history of space exploration, providing a sense of time, place, and chronology through the use of maps and timelines as well as text.

Space Exploration, ed. 2012

Examines numerous aspects of space exploration. Presents the facts on space exploration's successes and failures, and the questions that surround them.

Space Sciences, ed. 2

From the history of space exploration to the future of "space business", this set offers a broad survey of the space sciences. Includes biographies of scientists and the space-related job market.

Speech Disorders

Provides information about diseases and disorders, focusing on controversies and first-person accounts. This volume covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances in speech disorders.

Sports Injuries

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

Sports in America, ed. 2012

Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.

Sports in America, ed. 2014

Explores the role of sports in American society. Covers participation and attendance at sporting events; the sports industry; illegal gambling and performance-enhancing drugs; and student athletes.

Sri Lanka

Examines the genocide and persecution of Sri Lanka people, providing a history and overview of the conflict between the Sinhala majority and Tamil minority.

St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, ed. 2

Includes more than 3,036 signed essays (300 of them new), alphabetically arranged, and written or reviewed by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries cover topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performance).

Stalin's Great Purge

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume offers varying analyses of the atrocities that occurred under Stalin's reign in the Soviet Union and his regime's lasting impact on the world today.

Stem Cell Research

Explores the issue of stem cell research by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Stem Cells

Examines the issues surrounding stem cell research and provides an overview of the topic.

Stephen Colbert

Profiles the life and career of comedian Stephen Colbert.

Stephenie Meyer

A biography of Stephenie Meyer, a best-selling, world-famous author, written for young adults.

Stroke

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

Student Drug Testing

Explores the issues surrounding student drug testing by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Student Movements of the 1960s

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to activism by college students in the 1960s.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for sudden infant death syndrome.

Suicide

Examines the issue of suicide from a variety of international perspectives.

Surfing

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers surfing.

Suzanne Collins

Profiles the life and career of author, Suzanne Collins.

Synthetic Drugs

Explores the issues surrounding synthetic drugs by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Taekwondo

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers taekwondo.

Taylor Lautner

Profiles the life and career of actor, model, and martial artist, Taylor Lautner.

Teen Depression

Explores teen depression in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.

Teen Driving

Explores the issues surrounding teen driving by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, S.E. Hinton.

Teen Parenting

Explores the issues surrounding teen parenting. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.

Teen Sex

Explores the issues surrounding teen sex by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

Teens and Alcohol

Examines the issues surrounding teens and alcohol and provides an overview of the topic.

Tennis

Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers tennis.

The 1967 Detroit Riots

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the Detroit riot of July 23-27, 1967.

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to violence in South Los Angeles on April 29, 1992, when a white jury acquitted four white police officers of using excessive force in the beating of African American, Rodney King.

The Age of Exploration

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on the important dates in history during the age of discoveries in geography.

The Alamo

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on an old Spanish Catholic mission called the Alamo and the 187 men who defended it against Mexican troops in 1835.

The American Economy, ed. 2013

Describes the vast size and scope of the American economy, explains how it functions, and examines some of the challenges it faces, such as inflation, government regulation, off-shoring, and corporate scandals.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Examines the issues surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict from a variety of international perspectives.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the brief conflict in which Israel defeated a coalition of Arab nations in 1967 and the events leading up to and following the war.

The Art of Songwriting

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 art and culture of writing in song.

The BP Oil Spill

Provides model essays on a current controversial issue guiding students in writing a five-paragraph essay, including persuasive, descriptive, expository and cause-and-effect essays. Includes guided reading and discussion questions to help students understand the essays themselves and target persuasive techniques authors use to compose convincing arguments. This volume covers the 2010 BP (British Petroleum) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Birth of Modern India

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume tells the story of how the modern country of India came into existence. It traces the ancient political struggles, along with the more recent struggles that lead to India becoming a colony of Great Britain and eventually an independent country.

The Blues

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 African American blues history and criticism.

The Bolshevik Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume covers the Bolshevik Revolution, one of the most influential political events of the twentieth century. It shaped not only the history of Russia but that of the entire world.

The Bosnian Conflict

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the conflict in Bosnia that affected citizens of the same nation who savaged each other with massacres and mass rape of civilians as a war tactic.

The British Monarchy

Provides an overview of important historical events or periods in world history. This volume focuses on important dates in the history of the British monarchy.

The Challenger Disaster

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume details the events on January 28, 1986, when the space shuttle Challenger broke apart seventy-three seconds after liftoff, resulting in the death of seven astronauts.

The College Blue Book, ed. 41

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

The Columbine School Shooting

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides an overview of the tragic school shooting of students at Columbine High School, in the community of Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.

The Creators and Cast of Glee

Profiles the life and careers of the characters of the musical comedy television show Glee, and its creators and producers.

The Cuban Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the revolutionary actions taken in the 1950s by Fidel Castro, and US relations with Cuba over the years.

The Election Process

Explores issues surrounding the election process by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.

The Environment in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Rachel Carson.

The Environment, ed. 2012

Examines the steps that have been taken to protect Earth's natural environment and the controversies that surround them.

The Environment, ed. 2014

Examines the steps that have been taken to protect Earth's natural environment and the controversies that surround them.

The Food Industry in Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of journalist and author, Eric Schlosser.

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 Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4

Covers all aspects of the subject including therapies, conditions/diseases, herbs/plants, and people. Identifies numerous types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda and osteopathy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health

This title covers topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Fitness

Covers 300 topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2

Provides in-depth coverage of neurological diseases and disorders, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson disease, Tourette Syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, vertigo, amnesia, and epilepsy, targeted to patients, their families and allied health students. Related topics include communication aids, electric personal assistive mobility devices, medications, and the needs of Alzheimer patient caregivers among others.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, ed. 3

This set provides more than 1,000 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health

Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia provides coverage of important public health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, and everyday environmental effects.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, ed. 3

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

The Haiti Earthquake

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

The Health Care System, ed. 2013

Examines the state of the nation's health care system, the education and training of health care providers, and the various types of health care institutions. The ever increasing cost of health care, prevalence of insurance, mental health care, and a comparison of health care throughout the world are also covered.

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 American Pop

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 American Pop.

The History of Classical Music

A factbook on the history of classical music, written for young adults. Presents a history of the form, leading composers and musicians in the form, plus sidebars, quotations, annotated bibliographies, and an index.

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 Gospel 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 history of Gospel music.

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 Latin 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 style of Latin music.

The History of Medicine

Examines the history of medicine throughout the ages, even those that existed before recorded history, to explain the phenomena of life, illness, and death.

The History of Music Videos

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 music videos.

The History of Nursing

Examines the history of nursing throughout the ages, a part of human existence since the appearance of the earliest human societies, and explains the role of caregiver to the sick, injured, poor, and helpless.

The History of R&B and Soul 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 style of rhythm and blues and soul music.

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

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 History of the Blues

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 the Blues.

The Holocaust

Examines the origins of the Holocaust, the means by which Nazi Germany carried it out, and some of the debates it has inspired.

The Instruments of Music

A factbook on the range of musical instruments, written for young adults. Explores percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, and keyboards. Discusses cultural background, history, and the role each instrument has had in music. Annotated bibliographies and a complete index.

The Internet

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on struggle to balance the rights of teenagers to use the Internet with the desire to protect them from harm.

The Iranian Revolution

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the mass, nationwide Iranian uprising of 1978-1979. This revolution ousted the ruling monarch, the Shah, and replaced him with a fundamentalist Islamic government headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

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 Kurds

Examines the genocide and persecution of the Kurdish people.

The Literature of Autobiographical Narrative

This collection examines works that chronicle a life or are compiled from narrated memories. The entries focus on autobiographies, diaries, journals and oral histories from around the world and various time periods to bring us closer to the human experience of history. Some entries look at those who carry on the tradition of oral history, such the West African Griot, Scandinavian Skald, British and Gaelic bards, and Native American storytellers.

The Literature of Propaganda

Contains 300 entries that explore literary works that deal with propaganda. The set includes a wide variety of genres and has an international scope. It explores the works of authors shaped by a variety of political, social, and economic movements, and places each work in its historical context. Each entry includes an overview of the work, historical context, primary themes and style, and critical discussion.

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.