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A-Z of Careers & Jobs, ed. 15

Looks at numerous career opportunities, and describes the skills employers are looking for and the type of qualifications and training needed in order to succeed in a chosen career path.

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.

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

American Buyers

Provides the data businesses need to manage expectations (how many will walk through the door?) and set prices (how much do buyers typically spend?). It features a complete picture of the American consumer, including spending habits.

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 Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

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

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

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

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

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

American 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 Revolution Reference Library

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

Anger

Teaches children what anger is and how to deal with it.

Animal Life

Examines animals such as sea animals, spiders, and mammals featuring their behavior, homes, and care of offspring and eggs.

Are You Stressed Out In School?

Between standardized tests, extra-curricular activities, pressure from parents, and the strain of getting into college, school is more stressful than ever. This book teaches techniques to deal with the mounting pressure felt by students every day.

Are You a Bully?

This book teaches students what to do if they are being bullied and what they can do to help a friend or fellow student who is a victim of bullying.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras

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

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

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

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.

Biology

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

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

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

Body Piercing and Tattoos

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

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.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

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.

Business Plans Handbook, v. 5

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

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

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

COPD

Explores chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in detail, covering its causes, impact on the patient and caregivers, treatment options, and future outlook.

Cardiovascular Disease and Diet

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

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 Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, ed. 2

Features more than 90 job profiles in the casino and gaming industry and includes appendixes covering professional organizations, schools, associations, unions, and casinos. Career profiles include Blackjack dealer, Casino Host, Concierge, Hotel publicist and more.

Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

Profiles 69 career opportunities in the field of conservation and the environment such as agriculture, education, engineering, law, and science. Jobs can be found in such diverse settings as nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, utilities, and other public and private businesses.

Career Opportunities in Journalism

Covers careers in a variety of contexts, from newspapers and broadcasting to education and new media; includes listings of related educational programs, professional associations and publications, companies, and internship and scholarship resources.

Career Opportunities in Radio

Offers career information in radio. Profiles include news, sports, sales, management, publicrelations, traffic, engineering, and programming.

Career Opportunities in Real Estate

Offers career information in real estate. Profiles include real estate sales and leasing, real estate lending, property management, property development, and real estate acquisitions and analysis.

Career Opportunities in Science, ed. 2

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Actuary, Biochemist, Bioinformatics scientist, Ecologist, and more.

Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Brand manager, Buyer, Graphic artist, retail, Greeter, Sales associate, TV shopping channel show host, and more.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government

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

Chemical Compounds

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

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Chemistry

Provides a broad approach to chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, and its many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry as well as biotechnology, including biographies of scientists past and present. Reviews the history of the field up to modern research and practical applications, and topical essays examine the role chemistry plays in various aspects of everyday life. For academic readers.

Clean and Green Energy

Young readers will discover what types of energy are clean and have less impact on the environment.

Cleaning Up the Earth

Young readers explore various forms of pollution and how people are cleaning up the environment.

Climate Change

Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Computer

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

Cool Stuff 2.0 and How It Works

Uses computer-generated images to explain how many devices and processes of modern technology work. Covers inventions such as HDTV, game consoles, robot cars, helicopters, space probes, oil rigs, mass dampers, biometric id's, and tsunami alert systems.

Coping When a Parent Has PTSD

This book examines how PTSD affects individuals and families and empowers youth to cope with the PTSD of a parent. It explores root causes and provides tools for mitigating the sometimes-considerable stress of having a parent with PTSD, including personal and family therapy.

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 and Punishment in America Reference Library

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

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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

Cyberbullying

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

Danger!

A collection of facts and statistics about dangerous and/or nasty things in nature, on the Earth, in space, the human body, science, places, sports, culture, and the past.

Dealing With Family Rules

This book teaches readers how to handle rules they don't like and offers suggestions for how to deal with those with which they disagree. Readers will learn about dealing with rules about household chores, leisure time, rules for when they're away from home, and handy strategies for getting along with their families.

Dealing With Your Parents' Divorce

This book provides guidance in sorting out young people's feelings, understanding the divorce process, and finding people who can offer help. Teens find out how to avoid being caught in the middle of divided loyalties. They learn about conflict resolution and how to communicate with others honestly while dealing with life changes and emotional challenges.

Dealing with Bullies

Learn how to deal with tough situations and act accordingly when faced with a bully.

Dealing with Defeat

This title teaches students how to deal with the disappointment of defeat by encouraging them to stay in control of their emotions, recognize what went wrong, and ultimately learn from the experience.

Defeating Depression

The book contains advice about where depressed teens can turn to get the help that they need, interviews from medical professionals, information about risk factors for depression, and things depressed teens can do to try to combat their depression.

Defeating Stress and Anxiety

This book covers how stress is manifested physically, coping solutions for dealing with these issues, when to reach out for help, and profiles of individuals who have struggled with and overcome problems with stress and anxiety.

Did Someone You Love Die?

For a teen, it can be especially difficult to lose a family member or friend through death. This book explores the emotions involved and offers ways to get through this experience as well as how to support someone living through a loss.

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.

Dinosaurs

Presents an illustrated look at dinosaurs, as well as prehistoric life forms that preceded them, life forms that arose after their demise, and the fossils that allow us to know about them.

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.

Distracted Driving

Examines the issues surrounding distracted driving and provides an overview of the topic.

Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?

Through expert advice and firsthand accounts from teens, readers can learn the warning signs of suicidal behavior, and how best to help others or themselves.

Drugs

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 law and legislation concerning the rights of students regarding drug testing.

Eating Disorders

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

Eating Disorders Information For Teens, ed. 4

Discusses the differences between healthy eating patterns and anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating syndrome, emotional eating, night eating syndrome, orthorexia, pica, and other eating disorders.

Emancipation

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 children’s rights in the United States, noting the importance of the line dividing child from adult: the age of majority.

Employment

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

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

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

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society

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

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

Everyday Finance

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

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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

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.

Filling the Earth with Trash

Young readers will discover what happens to trash in a landfill.

Florida

Provides travel information needed for parents to ensure a fun and stress-free family holiday. This guide covers Florida, featuring all the major cultural attractions and historical sights, along with family-friendly hotels and restaurants, and activities for both adults and children.

Friends

This book teaches students what being a friend means: how it is important to listen and trust and what it takes to meet and make new friends.

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 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 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.

Gale Library of Daily Life

Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

Gale Library of Daily Life

Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

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.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

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

Genetically Modified Food

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

Getting Your Zzzzs

Sung to the tune of "If You're Happy And You Know It," this reminds students that getting the proper amount of sleep helps their brains and bodies function as they should.

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.

Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Green Property, ed. 2

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

Growing Up Green

Young readers will discover what they can do to make greener choices as they grow up.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

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.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

Happy

Teaches children what happiness is and reasons why we feel that way.

Help! I Can't Swim! A Story about Safety in Water

Illustrates prevention of a swimming accident through the story of a group of friends that help rescue a boy who cannot swim.

Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

In this book, readers discover the consequences of bullying both as a target and as a bystander. They also consider ways to intervene in a bullying situation, how to seek adult help, and how to be empowered and recover from bullying.

Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed

In this book, readers learn how they can identify and help a friend who is suffering from depression. Written in a compassionate tone, this guide separates out fact from fiction.

Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

In this book, readers learn how to spot the warning signs of an abusive relationship, how to be supportive of a friend who needs help, and what kind of resources are available to both the helper and the victim.

Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem

In this book, readers learn the signs of abuse for various drugs, along with reasons for abuse, how to confront the friend, and how to encourage treatment. This title teaches an important and especially relevant lesson: drug recovery lasts a lifetime but addiction doesn’t have to.

Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem

In this book, readers learn how to help a friend who is abusing alcohol. It arms them with facts about alcohol, how it affects the teen mind and body, how to look for signs of a problem, and how to bring others on board to help.

Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder

In this book, readers learn how the pressures of school, dating, and athletics contribute to body image issues and why teens are vulnerable. It explores eating disorders that people commonly have and how they are treated.

History Behind the Headlines

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

History in Dispute, v. 1

This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

Home Sweet Home

Illustrates child safety through a story of a young girl who encounters a dangerous situation while walking to a friend's house after school and has to protect herself from strangers.

Honesty

This book teaches students the importance of being honest at home, in school, and in their everyday lives. It has an "Honesty Quiz" at the back of the book where students can see just how honest they really are.

How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

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

Human Body

Presents comprehensive information on the human body, covering such topics as the musculoskeletal system, immunology, digestion and nutrition, the human life cycle, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.

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 and Civil Rights: Essential Primary Sources

These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

I Am a Teen Caregiver. Now What?

In this book, readers will get a frank description of the work faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times.

IQ and Aptitude Tests

Contains numerous practice questions together with answers, explanations and a guide to assessing performance. Provides several IQ tests together with verbal, spatial and numerical aptitude tests. Includes tests of word meanings, grammar and comprehension, advanced verbal aptitude, logical analysis, mental arithmetic, numerical sequences, and number problems.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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

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 World Holidays

Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.

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.

Knives and Swords

Covers more than 300 swords, knives, and daggers from over 3,000 years of history. Places the weapons in their historical context as well as providing in-depth analysis of the most historically significant bladed weapons.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

Let's Work Together

Teaches students that teamwork, sharing, and cooperating are important steps in working together and help you reach a goal much faster.

Living with an Illness in the Family

This resource addresses the practical changes that result when a family member falls ill and guides readers through the emotional process of dealing with the illness of a loved one.

Look Out! A Story about Safety on Bicycles

Illustrates the need for safety when riding a bicycle through a story of friends out riding when an accident happens and they see what can happen from not wearing a helmet.

Look on the Bright Side

This book encourages children to develop and maintain a positive attitude and build self-confidence.

Mammal

Explores the world of mammals, including their anatomy, where they live, what they eat, and how they communicate.

Mathematics

Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field. For academic readers.

May I Please?

Being polite, having good manners, and showing kindness to others is the topic of this book. Gives different situations and circumstances where politeness is important.

Medicine, Health, and Bioethics: Essential Primary Sources

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

Meningitis

Explores meningitis in detail, covering symptoms, theories on a possible cause, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options.

Mental Health Information For Teens, ed. 5

Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, warning signs, and symptoms of mental health disorders, along with facts about treatment approaches and tips for teens on coping with stress, building self-esteem, and maintaining mental wellness. Includes a further reading list, a directory of crisis helplines and related organizations, and an index.

Methamphetamine

Examines the issues surrounding methamphetamine abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Mourning a Death in the Family

This book discusses the variety of forms that grief can take. It reminds readers that everybody has different responses to the death of a loved one and that those responses themselves change over time. Also discussed is the impact that the loss of a family member can have on the family members who remain. The concluding chapter discusses ways to memorialize and remember family members who have passed away.

My Green Lunch

Young readers will discover that it's easy to pack a lunch that is eco-friendly and yummy, too!

My Parents Are Divorcing. Now What?

Touching upon the practical, legal, and psychological aspects of divorce and examining healthy emotional outlets and coping mechanisms, this book reassures teens through the grieving process and shows them that acceptance is ultimately possible.

Ocean

Discover the watery world of the ocean that covers most of the earth and see the amazing wildlife in its depths.

One Million Things

Featuring photographs that illustrate and educate, this visual encyclopedia is packed with images that bring more than one million things to light.

Our Organic Garden

Young readers explore the basic needs of plants and organic gardening.

Personal Finance

This book guides readers in making prudent decisions about spending, saving, and borrowing, walking them through major life events, such as buying or renting a home, purchasing or leasing a car, and saving for college and retirement. It also offers practical guidance about purchasing insurance, applying for government benefits, and being an informed consumer.

Peterson's Master the GED® Test 2014, ed. 28

This guide offers test-prep strategies and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test, including essential information on the new computer-based GED Test questions. Included are 5 full-length practice tests with answer explanations and a Word List to help improve GED Test vocabulary. Readers will learn valuable details on the 2014 GED Test structure, scoring, and passing requirements, as well as how to prepare for the exam and what to expect on test day.

Piratepedia

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

Plant, Rev. ed.

Provides information about the complexities of the plant kingdom, covering non-flowering as well as flowering plants and revealing their structures, natural history, and importance in human life.

Pond & River, Rev. ed.

Presents information about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water.

Problem Solving

This book explores how everyone has problems and how most problems have solutions. Students learn the importance of stopping and thinking and getting all the facts so they can be better prepared to solve a problem they may encounter.

Readymade Job Search Letters, ed. 4

Provides essential tips and guidelines as well as a wide selection of letters and emails that can be adapted for individual use. Includes advice on style, presentation, the best words to use, common mistakes to avoid and writing effective email job applications.

Real-Life Math

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

Recycling Earth's Resources

Young readers will discover what Earth's resources are and how they can help recycle them.

Responsibility

This book encourages children to exercise responsibility in their daily lives.

Rocks and Minerals

From blue schist to blue granite, malachite to meteorites, and taconite to travertine, this guide is packed full of images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of each rock and mineral.

STEM Guides To Space

Students use math to understand space, the size of the solar system, and conditions on other planets.

STEM Guides To Sports

Text explores the important relationship between math and sports, using baseball, football, boxing, NASCAR, and skateboarding as examples.

STEM Guides To Travel

Text uses math to compare various forms of transportation, including air, rail, and space travel. For grades 4-8.

STEM Guides to Maps

Learn how the details on a map have to be precise and that maps depend on math for their accuracy.

Sad

Explains what sadness is and how to deal with it.

Science in Dispute, v. 1

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 2

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 3

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science of Everyday Things

This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

Scientific Thought

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

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.

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 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.

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.

Sharing

This book teaches students what being a friend means and how it is important to listen and trust and what it takes to meet and make new friends.

Skills for School Success

This book invites students to think of school as if it is a job. It teaches the importance of being there on time every day, coming prepared to work, following directions, and working with other people. This title will also allow students to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

Sleep Information for Teens, ed. 2

Provides facts about sleep and sleep requirements for teens. Explains the biological processes involved in sleep and discusses circadian rhythms, dreaming, sleep hygiene, and sleep disorders, including insomnia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, sleep walking, and enuresis (bedwetting). Covers sleep deprivation, explaining the physical and mental consequences of inadequate sleep.

Social Media and the Internet

Because technology is both a tool and a toy, the lines of safety and appropriate use can be confused. This book teaches studennts how to use the Internet and social media safely and responsibly.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

Solid or Liquid?

Emergent readers learn about solids and liquids.

Space Exploration Reference Library

From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

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.

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).

Stars and Planets

From observing the night sky to looking to the stars and beyond, this book contains a guide to all 88 constellations of the night sky, as wells as features the best tools and techniques to get started.

Stress Information For Teens, ed. 3

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about common causes of stress, the effects of stress on the body and mind, and coping strategies.

Successful Interviewing and Recruitment

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

Suicide Information For Teens, ed. 3

Provides updated information about suicide risks, causes, and prevention for teens. Discusses mental health disorders and life-threatening behaviors linked to suicide risk, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and self-injury.

Super Nature Encyclopedia

Presents a visual tour of the anatomical strengths of members of the animal kingdom and lends insight into their behaviors and abilities, from the reasons for the cheetah's speed to a termite's instinct to build a cooling system into its home.

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

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.

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.

Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources

These volumes of primary source documents focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

The Aptitude Test Workbook

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

The Basics of Biology

Introduction to the science of biology. Details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. Demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. Presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology. Provides easy experiments for students to replicate.

The Basics of Chemistry

Encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Discusses broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Historical developments of chemical concepts are covered, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3

Comprehensive survey of 120 cancers, cancer drugs, traditional and alternative treatments, side effects and diagnostic procedures.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2

Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

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 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 Genetic Disorders, ed. 3

Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 5

Includes information on almost 2,000 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

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 Prescription Drugs

This encyclopedia features entries on the most commonly prescribed drugs. It describes potential side effects, drug and food interactions, recommended dosages, and warnings/precautions.

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 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 Growing Business Handbook, ed. 11

Focuses on key issues such as funding, innovation, customer service, business technology and international expansion. Includes case studies from top companies.

The New Children's Encyclopedia

Features an easy-to-use, richly photographed encyclopedia to help put the wider world in context in a format that's great for visual learners and ESL students.

The World's Largest Wetlands

An international team of scholars shares its understanding of the status, ecological dynamics, functions, and conservation needs of the world's largest wetlands.

Tobacco and Smoking

Examines a broad range of perceived or actual legal rights and freedoms that impact the lives of young American teens. This volume focuses on issues surrounding tobacco use in the context of youths’ lives and liberties.

Trees: Earth's Lungs

Young readers will discover why trees are so important to a healthy Earth.

UXL American Decades

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

UXL Civics

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

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

UXL Money

Topics include microeconomics and domestic trade, macroeconomics and international trade, and personal finance. Covers important people, concepts, and events related to understanding economics and finance, addressing such topics as economic systems, market failures, competition, fiscal policy, global trade, saving and managing your money, credit and debt, investing your money, among others.

UXL Newsmakers, vol. 1-4

Covers prominent personalities active on the current scene, including people making headlines in all fields. Entries biographical profiles, career summaries and other facts.

UXL Sustainable Living

This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.

Ultimate Interview, ed. 2

Offers advice on what interviewers are looking for, how to prepare yourself, researching the background to a vacancy and giving the right answers to the hardest questions.

Ultimate Job Search, ed. 2

Contains skills and techniques for job hunting. Includes advice on networking, CVs, cover letters, interviews, aptitude and personality tests, offers, rejections and follow-up letters.

Understanding Self-Image and Confidence

In this book, readers learn about self-image, the mental picture that each person has of himself or herself. Psychologists explain that a person’s self-image is the product of the thinking self; it is the way each individual organizes all the facts that have been acquired over the years.

Universe, Rev. ed.

This guide features full-color photographs representing the latest captures from space telescopes. Detailed digital artwork enhance a comprehensive study of the world of outer space, from Earth's closest neighbors in the solar system to the farthest galaxies.

Vegetarianism

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives about the topic of vegetarianism.

Waterborne Illnesses

Explores the issue of waterborne illnesses in detail, covering their causes, health risks, prevention, and treatment.

Why Pi?

Focusing on how people from ancient Egyptians to modern scientists have used numbers to measure things through the ages. Includes games, puzzles, brainteasers, and fun facts.

Winning New Business

Offers techniques and tactics needed to help maximize sales performance.

Winning by Teamwork

This book teaches students the importance of teamwork. It will also allow students to determine the main idea of a text, recount the key details, and explain how the details support the main idea.

Winning by Waiting

Teaches readers the importance of practicing and being persistent in order to achieve goals.

Winning by Working

Teaches readers about the importance of hard work, and how it can prepare you to achieve your future goals.

World of Forensic Science

Guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences.

World of Sports Science

Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues

Covers the environmental issues for each U.S. state and Canadian province. Essays include an introduction that describes the geographical and geological features of the state/province, information on how global climate change could affect the state/province and its inhabitants, information on natural resources, energy, Green Economy, Green Jobs, and Green Building, and a special section that covers a major environmental topic in each state/province.

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy

This set presents easy-to-understand information on 90 global conflicts and diplomatic efforts. It covers specific conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each of the approximately 90 entries will cover the origins of a conflict or diplomatic effort, its current status, and its wide-ranging impact on the world.

Yoga

This book offers 101 tips to help de-stress, relax and enjoy the benefits of yoga, such as better posture, improved breathing and peace of mind without leaving your living room.

Your Friends and Your Family

This book focuses on adolescents, who have to negotiate changing relationships with families and friends as they grow into young adulthood. Discusses how to handle general family disputes, nourish relationships with friends, and get along with siblings. Advice for healthy and safe socializing and recreation outside of the sphere of one's family is also offered.

Zap! It's Electricity!

Early readers investigate electricity.

Education

A-Z of Careers & Jobs, ed. 15

Looks at numerous career opportunities, and describes the skills employers are looking for and the type of qualifications and training needed in order to succeed in a chosen career path.

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 Opportunities in Casinos and Casino Hotels, ed. 2

Features more than 90 job profiles in the casino and gaming industry and includes appendixes covering professional organizations, schools, associations, unions, and casinos. Career profiles include Blackjack dealer, Casino Host, Concierge, Hotel publicist and more.

Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment

Profiles 69 career opportunities in the field of conservation and the environment such as agriculture, education, engineering, law, and science. Jobs can be found in such diverse settings as nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, utilities, and other public and private businesses.

Career Opportunities in Journalism

Covers careers in a variety of contexts, from newspapers and broadcasting to education and new media; includes listings of related educational programs, professional associations and publications, companies, and internship and scholarship resources.

Career Opportunities in Radio

Offers career information in radio. Profiles include news, sports, sales, management, publicrelations, traffic, engineering, and programming.

Career Opportunities in Real Estate

Offers career information in real estate. Profiles include real estate sales and leasing, real estate lending, property management, property development, and real estate acquisitions and analysis.

Career Opportunities in Science, ed. 2

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Actuary, Biochemist, Bioinformatics scientist, Ecologist, and more.

Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry, ed. 2

Provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. Career profiles include Brand manager, Buyer, Graphic artist, retail, Greeter, Sales associate, TV shopping channel show host, and more.

Employment

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

IQ and Aptitude Tests

Contains numerous practice questions together with answers, explanations and a guide to assessing performance. Provides several IQ tests together with verbal, spatial and numerical aptitude tests. Includes tests of word meanings, grammar and comprehension, advanced verbal aptitude, logical analysis, mental arithmetic, numerical sequences, and number problems.

Personal Finance

This book guides readers in making prudent decisions about spending, saving, and borrowing, walking them through major life events, such as buying or renting a home, purchasing or leasing a car, and saving for college and retirement. It also offers practical guidance about purchasing insurance, applying for government benefits, and being an informed consumer.

Peterson's Master the GED® Test 2014, ed. 28

This guide offers test-prep strategies and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test, including essential information on the new computer-based GED Test questions. Included are 5 full-length practice tests with answer explanations and a Word List to help improve GED Test vocabulary. Readers will learn valuable details on the 2014 GED Test structure, scoring, and passing requirements, as well as how to prepare for the exam and what to expect on test day.

The Aptitude Test Workbook

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

Business

A-Z of Careers & Jobs, ed. 15

Looks at numerous career opportunities, and describes the skills employers are looking for and the type of qualifications and training needed in order to succeed in a chosen career path.

American Buyers

Provides the data businesses need to manage expectations (how many will walk through the door?) and set prices (how much do buyers typically spend?). It features a complete picture of the American consumer, including spending habits.

Business Plans Handbook, v. 5

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

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.

Everyday Finance

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

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 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.

Green Property, ed. 2

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

How to Understand Business Finance, ed. 2

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

Readymade Job Search Letters, ed. 4

Provides essential tips and guidelines as well as a wide selection of letters and emails that can be adapted for individual use. Includes advice on style, presentation, the best words to use, common mistakes to avoid and writing effective email job applications.

Successful Interviewing and Recruitment

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

The Growing Business Handbook, ed. 11

Focuses on key issues such as funding, innovation, customer service, business technology and international expansion. Includes case studies from top companies.

UXL Money

Topics include microeconomics and domestic trade, macroeconomics and international trade, and personal finance. Covers important people, concepts, and events related to understanding economics and finance, addressing such topics as economic systems, market failures, competition, fiscal policy, global trade, saving and managing your money, credit and debt, investing your money, among others.

Ultimate Interview, ed. 2

Offers advice on what interviewers are looking for, how to prepare yourself, researching the background to a vacancy and giving the right answers to the hardest questions.

Ultimate Job Search, ed. 2

Contains skills and techniques for job hunting. Includes advice on networking, CVs, cover letters, interviews, aptitude and personality tests, offers, rejections and follow-up letters.

Winning New Business

Offers techniques and tactics needed to help maximize sales performance.

Social Science

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.

American Buyers

Provides the data businesses need to manage expectations (how many will walk through the door?) and set prices (how much do buyers typically spend?). It features a complete picture of the American consumer, including spending habits.

Anger

Teaches children what anger is and how to deal with it.

Are You Stressed Out In School?

Between standardized tests, extra-curricular activities, pressure from parents, and the strain of getting into college, school is more stressful than ever. This book teaches techniques to deal with the mounting pressure felt by students every day.

Are You a Bully?

This book teaches students what to do if they are being bullied and what they can do to help a friend or fellow student who is a victim of bullying.

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.

Body Piercing and Tattoos

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

Coping When a Parent Has PTSD

This book examines how PTSD affects individuals and families and empowers youth to cope with the PTSD of a parent. It explores root causes and provides tools for mitigating the sometimes-considerable stress of having a parent with PTSD, including personal and family therapy.

Crime and Punishment: Essential Primary Sources

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

Cyberbullying

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

Dealing with Bullies

Learn how to deal with tough situations and act accordingly when faced with a bully.

Dealing with Defeat

This title teaches students how to deal with the disappointment of defeat by encouraging them to stay in control of their emotions, recognize what went wrong, and ultimately learn from the experience.

Defeating Depression

The book contains advice about where depressed teens can turn to get the help that they need, interviews from medical professionals, information about risk factors for depression, and things depressed teens can do to try to combat their depression.

Defeating Stress and Anxiety

This book covers how stress is manifested physically, coping solutions for dealing with these issues, when to reach out for help, and profiles of individuals who have struggled with and overcome problems with stress and anxiety.

Did Someone You Love Die?

For a teen, it can be especially difficult to lose a family member or friend through death. This book explores the emotions involved and offers ways to get through this experience as well as how to support someone living through a loss.

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.

Distracted Driving

Examines the issues surrounding distracted driving and provides an overview of the topic.

Do You Have a Friend Who Is Suicidal?

Through expert advice and firsthand accounts from teens, readers can learn the warning signs of suicidal behavior, and how best to help others or themselves.

Eating Disorders

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

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

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

Friends

This book teaches students what being a friend means: how it is important to listen and trust and what it takes to meet and make new friends.

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.

Gender Issues and Sexuality: Essential Primary Sources

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

Genetically Modified Food

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

Happy

Teaches children what happiness is and reasons why we feel that way.

Helping a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

In this book, readers discover the consequences of bullying both as a target and as a bystander. They also consider ways to intervene in a bullying situation, how to seek adult help, and how to be empowered and recover from bullying.

Helping a Friend Who Is Depressed

In this book, readers learn how they can identify and help a friend who is suffering from depression. Written in a compassionate tone, this guide separates out fact from fiction.

Helping a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

In this book, readers learn how to spot the warning signs of an abusive relationship, how to be supportive of a friend who needs help, and what kind of resources are available to both the helper and the victim.

Helping a Friend with a Drug Problem

In this book, readers learn the signs of abuse for various drugs, along with reasons for abuse, how to confront the friend, and how to encourage treatment. This title teaches an important and especially relevant lesson: drug recovery lasts a lifetime but addiction doesn’t have to.

Helping a Friend with an Alcohol Problem

In this book, readers learn how to help a friend who is abusing alcohol. It arms them with facts about alcohol, how it affects the teen mind and body, how to look for signs of a problem, and how to bring others on board to help.

Helping a Friend with an Eating Disorder

In this book, readers learn how the pressures of school, dating, and athletics contribute to body image issues and why teens are vulnerable. It explores eating disorders that people commonly have and how they are treated.

Honesty

This book teaches students the importance of being honest at home, in school, and in their everyday lives. It has an "Honesty Quiz" at the back of the book where students can see just how honest they really are.

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.

Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources

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

Let's Work Together

Teaches students that teamwork, sharing, and cooperating are important steps in working together and help you reach a goal much faster.

Look on the Bright Side

This book encourages children to develop and maintain a positive attitude and build self-confidence.

May I Please?

Being polite, having good manners, and showing kindness to others is the topic of this book. Gives different situations and circumstances where politeness is important.

Methamphetamine

Examines the issues surrounding methamphetamine abuse and provides an overview of the topic.

Problem Solving

This book explores how everyone has problems and how most problems have solutions. Students learn the importance of stopping and thinking and getting all the facts so they can be better prepared to solve a problem they may encounter.

Responsibility

This book encourages children to exercise responsibility in their daily lives.

Sad

Explains what sadness is and how to deal with it.

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 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.

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.

Sharing

This book teaches students what being a friend means and how it is important to listen and trust and what it takes to meet and make new friends.

Skills for School Success

This book invites students to think of school as if it is a job. It teaches the importance of being there on time every day, coming prepared to work, following directions, and working with other people. This title will also allow students to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

Social Media and the Internet

Because technology is both a tool and a toy, the lines of safety and appropriate use can be confused. This book teaches studennts how to use the Internet and social media safely and responsibly.

Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

A collection of primary source documents that focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. International in scope, each title is devoted to one topic.

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.

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.

Understanding Self-Image and Confidence

In this book, readers learn about self-image, the mental picture that each person has of himself or herself. Psychologists explain that a person’s self-image is the product of the thinking self; it is the way each individual organizes all the facts that have been acquired over the years.

Vegetarianism

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives about the topic of vegetarianism.

Winning by Teamwork

This book teaches students the importance of teamwork. It will also allow students to determine the main idea of a text, recount the key details, and explain how the details support the main idea.

Winning by Waiting

Teaches readers the importance of practicing and being persistent in order to achieve goals.

Winning by Working

Teaches readers about the importance of hard work, and how it can prepare you to achieve your future goals.

Science

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Animal Life

Examines animals such as sea animals, spiders, and mammals featuring their behavior, homes, and care of offspring and eggs.

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.

Biology

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

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science

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

CDs, Super Glue, and Salsa

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

Chemical Compounds

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

Chemical Elements: From Carbon to Krypton

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.

Chemistry

Provides a broad approach to chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, and its many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry as well as biotechnology, including biographies of scientists past and present. Reviews the history of the field up to modern research and practical applications, and topical essays examine the role chemistry plays in various aspects of everyday life. For academic readers.

Dinosaurs

Presents an illustrated look at dinosaurs, as well as prehistoric life forms that preceded them, life forms that arose after their demise, and the fossils that allow us to know about them.

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

This Encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the ethical and political issues raised by science and technology in an increasingly complex and global society. This broad coverage supports the numerous courses in applied and professional ethics and policy related to the practice of science and technology in education.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

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.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

Human Body

Presents comprehensive information on the human body, covering such topics as the musculoskeletal system, immunology, digestion and nutrition, the human life cycle, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.

Mammal

Explores the world of mammals, including their anatomy, where they live, what they eat, and how they communicate.

Mathematics

Explains mathematical concepts with an historical overview of the field. Explores the uses and effects of math in daily life, and provides information on different career choices in this field. For academic readers.

Plant, Rev. ed.

Provides information about the complexities of the plant kingdom, covering non-flowering as well as flowering plants and revealing their structures, natural history, and importance in human life.

Real-Life Math

Provides an understanding of commonly studied math concepts by illustrating their use in everyday life in everyday tasks, such as buying insurance, constructing a budget, reading graphs, adjusting cooking recipes or planning for retirement. Topics are designed to support the modern mathematics curriculum and contain examples related to the global economy. 2 volumes.

Rocks and Minerals

From blue schist to blue granite, malachite to meteorites, and taconite to travertine, this guide is packed full of images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of each rock and mineral.

STEM Guides To Space

Students use math to understand space, the size of the solar system, and conditions on other planets.

STEM Guides To Sports

Text explores the important relationship between math and sports, using baseball, football, boxing, NASCAR, and skateboarding as examples.

STEM Guides To Travel

Text uses math to compare various forms of transportation, including air, rail, and space travel. For grades 4-8.

STEM Guides to Maps

Learn how the details on a map have to be precise and that maps depend on math for their accuracy.

Science in Dispute, v. 1

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 2

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science in Dispute, v. 3

This series explores controversial topics in science and technology by featuring informative essays, both pro and con, on the major theories, ethical questions and commercial applications of science from all disciplines. 3 volumes.

Science of Everyday Things

This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

Scientific Thought

Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

Solid or Liquid?

Emergent readers learn about solids and liquids.

Space Exploration Reference Library

From Chinese rockets of the 11th century to the latest developments in modern space travel, the four-volume Space Exploration Reference Library provides a wealth of information on this still-emerging science.

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.

Stars and Planets

From observing the night sky to looking to the stars and beyond, this book contains a guide to all 88 constellations of the night sky, as wells as features the best tools and techniques to get started.

Super Nature Encyclopedia

Presents a visual tour of the anatomical strengths of members of the animal kingdom and lends insight into their behaviors and abilities, from the reasons for the cheetah's speed to a termite's instinct to build a cooling system into its home.

The Basics of Biology

Introduction to the science of biology. Details the history of biology, as well as many of the field's basic theories and concepts for students. Demonstrates the modern tools and techniques that biologists use today. Presents the most noteworthy discoveries in biology. Provides easy experiments for students to replicate.

The Basics of Chemistry

Encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Discusses broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Historical developments of chemical concepts are covered, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry.

The World's Largest Wetlands

An international team of scholars shares its understanding of the status, ecological dynamics, functions, and conservation needs of the world's largest wetlands.

UXL Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 2

This alphabetically organized set opens up the entire world of science in clear, nontechnical language. Topics profiled are related to the physical, life, and earth sciences, as well as to math, psychology, engineering, technology, and the environment.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

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

Universe, Rev. ed.

This guide features full-color photographs representing the latest captures from space telescopes. Detailed digital artwork enhance a comprehensive study of the world of outer space, from Earth's closest neighbors in the solar system to the farthest galaxies.

Why Pi?

Focusing on how people from ancient Egyptians to modern scientists have used numbers to measure things through the ages. Includes games, puzzles, brainteasers, and fun facts.

World of Forensic Science

Guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences.

World of Sports Science

Covers theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; and much more.

Zap! It's Electricity!

Early readers investigate electricity.

Environment

Alternative Energy

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America

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

Clean and Green Energy

Young readers will discover what types of energy are clean and have less impact on the environment.

Cleaning Up the Earth

Young readers explore various forms of pollution and how people are cleaning up the environment.

Climate Change

Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4

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

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources

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

Filling the Earth with Trash

Young readers will discover what happens to trash in a landfill.

Growing Up Green

Young readers will discover what they can do to make greener choices as they grow up.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

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.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource

This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.

My Green Lunch

Young readers will discover that it's easy to pack a lunch that is eco-friendly and yummy, too!

Ocean

Discover the watery world of the ocean that covers most of the earth and see the amazing wildlife in its depths.

Our Organic Garden

Young readers explore the basic needs of plants and organic gardening.

Pond & River, Rev. ed.

Presents information about the range of plants and animals found in fresh water throughout the year, examining the living conditions and survival mechanisms of creatures dwelling at the edge of the water.

Recycling Earth's Resources

Young readers will discover what Earth's resources are and how they can help recycle them.

Trees: Earth's Lungs

Young readers will discover why trees are so important to a healthy Earth.

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters

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

UXL Sustainable Living

This set is devoted to helping students and general readers understand the economic, social, and environmental issues humans face today. It addresses sustainability challenges and opportunities, from air pollution to natural resources, to zero waste. All 124 entries start with an overview of the topic, followed by more in-depth information which discusses its scientific, societal, and sustainable context.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of U.S. and Canadian Environmental Issues

Covers the environmental issues for each U.S. state and Canadian province. Essays include an introduction that describes the geographical and geological features of the state/province, information on how global climate change could affect the state/province and its inhabitants, information on natural resources, energy, Green Economy, Green Jobs, and Green Building, and a special section that covers a major environmental topic in each state/province.

History

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 Eras: Primary Sources, v. 5

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 6

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 7

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

American Eras: Primary Sources, v. 8

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

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

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

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

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

American Revolution Reference Library

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

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.

Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th-Century America

The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.

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

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

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World, ed. 2

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

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

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

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.

Gale Library of Daily Life

Provides historical information on the battlefield and homefront experience and the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the North and South during the War. Primary source documents in the form of first-person accounts, letters, diaries, journals, newspapers, and literature bring to life the experiences of the Union and Confederate participants and the people they left behind.

Gale Library of Daily Life

Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.

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.

History Behind the Headlines

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

History in Dispute, v. 1

This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

Landmarks of the American Revolution: Library of Military History, ed. 2

Zooming in on key locations connected to the American Revolution, this expanded and completely revised edition of Col. Mark M. Boatner III's original book goes beyond U.S. borders when profiling historical sites and landmarks significant to the war. The original state-by-state guide now also includes coverage of the war in the West Indies and an expanded treatment of Canada.

Piratepedia

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

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).

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

UXL American Decades

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

UXL Civics

This reference set supports middle school civics, economics, history, and U.S. government curricula.

Worldmark Modern Conflict and Diplomacy

This set presents easy-to-understand information on 90 global conflicts and diplomatic efforts. It covers specific conflicts that have had a truly global impact, as well as the efforts and organizations focused on solving these conflicts. Arranged alphabetically, each of the approximately 90 entries will cover the origins of a conflict or diplomatic effort, its current status, and its wide-ranging impact on the world.

Literature

American History Through Literature 1820-1870

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

American History Through Literature 1870-1920

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

Law

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.