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Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Explores the ongoing debate over alternative energy that gathered strength in the 20th century, showing how that debate mirrors larger attitudes toward energy and consumption.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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.

Amendment XII, ed. , v.
Amendment XII, ed. , v.

Amendment XII, ed. , v.

Presents the Twelfth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on the Presidential election process.

Amendment XIII, ed. , v.
Amendment XIII, ed. , v.

Amendment XIII, ed. , v.

Presents the Thirteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on slavery.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on equal protection.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on due process.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on citizenship.

Amendment XIX, ed. , v.
Amendment XIX, ed. , v.

Amendment XIX, ed. , v.

Presents the Nineteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on women's voting rights.

Amendment XV, ed. , v.
Amendment XV, ed. , v.

Amendment XV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fifteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on race and the right to vote.

Amendment XVII, ed. , v.
Amendment XVII, ed. , v.

Amendment XVII, ed. , v.

Presents the Seventeenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how they have been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focus is on establishing election to the U.S. Senate.

Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.
Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.

Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.

Presents the Twenty-sixth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on lowering the voting age.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

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

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

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

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

Animal Rights, ed. , v.
Animal Rights, ed. , v.

Animal Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding animal rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.
Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.

Ballistics, ed. , v.
Ballistics, ed. , v.

Ballistics, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic ballistics, how it is used to solve crimes, and how it contributes to the conviction of criminals.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

A five- volume encyclopedia of world history, covering 250,000 years of human history. Compiles knowledge from paleoanthropology, archaeology, geology, and geography. Emphasis on cultural contact and social change over time and place. Overviews of core topics. Extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science. Biographies of 100 leaders who shaped world history.

Big Cats, ed. , v.
Big Cats, ed. , v.

Big Cats, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Biological Warfare, ed. , v.
Biological Warfare, ed. , v.

Biological Warfare, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding biological warfare and provides an overview of the topic.

Biotechnology, ed. , v.
Biotechnology, ed. , v.

Biotechnology, ed. , v.

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

Birds, ed. , v.
Birds, ed. , v.

Birds, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.
Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.

Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.

Examines the crimes of blackmail and bribery, how they're investigated, and how criminals are prosecuted.

Body Farms, ed. , v.
Body Farms, ed. , v.

Body Farms, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic anthropology and describes how body farms are used to further research developments in forensic science.

Body Image, ed. , v.
Body Image, ed. , v.

Body Image, ed. , v.

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

Body Systems, ed. , v.
Body Systems, ed. , v.

Body Systems, ed. , v.

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

Bugs, ed. , v.
Bugs, ed. , v.

Bugs, ed. , v.

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.
Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.

Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.

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

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 17
Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 17

Business Plans Handbook, ed. , v. 17

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.

Butterfly, ed. , v.
Butterfly, ed. , v.

Butterfly, ed. , v.

Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 1
CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 1

CaseBase: Case Studies in Global Business, ed. , v. 1

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

Cash and Credit Information for Teens, ed. 2, v.
Cash and Credit Information for Teens, ed. 2, v.

Cash and Credit Information for Teens, ed. 2, v.

Provides an updated look at how teens can earn and manage money. It covers practical information about receiving income, paying taxes, and budgeting.

Cell Phones, ed. , v.
Cell Phones, ed. , v.

Cell Phones, ed. , v.

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

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.

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.

Chernobyl, ed. , v.
Chernobyl, ed. , v.

Chernobyl, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the nuclear power accident in the Russian city of Chernobyl.

Chick, ed. , v.
Chick, ed. , v.

Chick, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

Child Development, ed. , v.
Child Development, ed. , v.

Child Development, ed. , v.

Covers human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others.

Climate Change, ed. , v.
Climate Change, ed. , v.

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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.

Cloning, ed. , v.
Cloning, ed. , v.

Cloning, ed. , v.

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

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.
Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.
Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.

Consumer Health Care, ed. , v.

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

Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.
Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.

Corporate Disasters, ed. , v.

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

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.
Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps. 4 volumes.

Cuba, ed. , v.
Cuba, ed. , v.

Cuba, ed. , v.

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

D-Day, ed. , v.
D-Day, ed. , v.

D-Day, ed. , v.

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

Death Penalty, ed. , v.
Death Penalty, ed. , v.

Death Penalty, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the death penalty and provides an overview of the topic.

Desert, ed. , v.
Desert, ed. , v.

Desert, ed. , v.

Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.

In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.
Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

Dinosaur, ed. , v.
Dinosaur, ed. , v.

Dinosaur, ed. , v.

Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.

Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.
Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.

Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.

This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a Board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of 'curiosity-led science,' as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.

Discrimination, ed. , v.
Discrimination, ed. , v.

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

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

Duck, ed. , v.
Duck, ed. , v.

Duck, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

Earth, ed. , v.
Earth, ed. , v.

Earth, ed. , v.

Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.
Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 6, v.
Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 6, v.

Encyclopedia of American Industries, ed. 6, v.

A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, ed. 3, v.

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 Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. , v.

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 Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3, v.

Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 3
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 3

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (Campaigns), ed. , v. 3

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

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7, v.
Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7, v.

Encyclopedia of Management, ed. 7, v.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.
Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

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

English Language Learners, ed. , v.
English Language Learners, ed. , v.

English Language Learners, ed. , v.

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

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 Science, ed. , v.
Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.

This work 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, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.

Explorer, ed. , v.
Explorer, ed. , v.

Explorer, ed. , v.

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

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

Food, ed. , v.

Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.
Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Forest, ed. , v.
Forest, ed. , v.

Forest, ed. , v.

Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

Fox, ed. , v.
Fox, ed. , v.

Fox, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

Freedom From Unfair Searches and Seizures, ed. , v.
Freedom From Unfair Searches and Seizures, ed. , v.

Freedom From Unfair Searches and Seizures, ed. , v.

Traces the evolution of the 4th Amendment through documents and Supreme Court rulings, to show how it has become the basis for numerous rules limiting the gathering and use of evidence by police and prosecutors.

Freedom of Assembly and Petition, ed. , v.
Freedom of Assembly and Petition, ed. , v.

Freedom of Assembly and Petition, ed. , v.

Covers the historical development of the right of assembly and petition, how the Supreme Court defines the rights of assembly and association, and the role of assembly and petition in social movements.

Frog, ed. , v.
Frog, ed. , v.

Frog, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Cultural Transformation, ed. , v.
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Cultural Transformation, ed. , v.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Cultural Transformation, ed. , v.

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Business Law, ed. , v.
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Business Law, ed. , v.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Business Law, ed. , v.

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing, ed. , v.
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing, ed. , v.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Global Marketing, ed. , v.

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Innovation Management, ed. , v.
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Innovation Management, ed. , v.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Innovation Management, ed. , v.

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Investment Research, ed. , v.
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Investment Research, ed. , v.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Investment Research, ed. , v.

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

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing, ed. , v.
Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing, ed. , v.

Gale Business Insights Handbook of Social Media Marketing, ed. , v.

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

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.
Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.

Gale E-Commerce Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, ed. 2, v.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3, v.

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 U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.

Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

Gangs, ed. , v.
Gangs, ed. , v.

Gangs, ed. , v.

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

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.

Global Warming, ed. , v.
Global Warming, ed. , v.

Global Warming, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding global warming and provides an overview of the topic.

Going Green, ed. , v.
Going Green, ed. , v.

Going Green, ed. , v.

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

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.
Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.

This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, such as constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies and dictatorships, and much more.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

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.

Gun Violence, ed. , v.
Gun Violence, ed. , v.

Gun Violence, ed. , v.

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

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.
Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding hate crimes and provides an overview of the topic.

Human Body, ed. , v.
Human Body, ed. , v.

Human Body, ed. , v.

Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.
Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

Human Diseases and Conditions, ed. 2, v.

Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.

Human Geography, ed. , v.
Human Geography, ed. , v.

Human Geography, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Immigration, ed. , v.

Immigration, ed. , v.

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

Innovation Masters, ed. , v.
Innovation Masters, ed. , v.

Innovation Masters, ed. , v.

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

Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown, ed. , v.
Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown, ed. , v.

Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown, ed. , v.

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

Kitten, ed. , v.
Kitten, ed. , v.

Kitten, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.
Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.

Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.

Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

Little Rock Nine, ed. , v.
Little Rock Nine, ed. , v.

Little Rock Nine, ed. , v.

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

Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 33, v.
Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 33, v.

Magill's Cinema Annual, ed. 33, v.

Each volume offers an in-depth retrospective of significant domestic and foreign films released in the United States during the preceding year. Distinguishing features include its extensive credits, awards and nominations, MPAA ratings, thorough indexes, and its exhaustive critical reviews with author bylines.

Mammals, ed. , v.
Mammals, ed. , v.

Mammals, ed. , v.

Presents an overview of mammals, including their history, various kinds, physical characteristics, behavior, and endangered and extinct species.

Market Share Reporter, ed. , v.
Market Share Reporter, ed. , v.

Market Share Reporter, ed. , v.

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

Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.
Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.

Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.

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

Mouse, ed. , v.
Mouse, ed. , v.

Mouse, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2010, ed. , v.

This supplement focuses on the Church in Modern History, particularly WWII and after. It also includes about 200 entries on the men and women who have been beatified or canonized since 2003.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2011, ed. , v.

This supplement covers the areas of art, music and literature. It includes articles written by specialists and scholars, bios of the beatified and canonized since 2010 as well as entries on other relevant current Catholic issues, events and topics, such as: Internet and the Church, Pope Benedict XVI, popular culture, sex abuse crisis, television and Catholicism, and women artists and Catholic art.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013, ed. , v.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013, ed. , v.

New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013, ed. , v.

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

Ocean, ed. , v.
Ocean, ed. , v.

Ocean, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Online Social Networking, ed. , v.
Online Social Networking, ed. , v.

Online Social Networking, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding online social networking and provides an overview of the topic.

Online Social Networks, ed. , v.
Online Social Networks, ed. , v.

Online Social Networks, ed. , v.

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

Organic Foods, ed. , v.
Organic Foods, ed. , v.

Organic Foods, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding organic foods and provides an overview of the topic.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.
Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.

Multi-volume set takes an in-depth look at various ecosystems. Original, detailed maps and vibrant pictures inform readers about various biomes, the myriad plants and animals that live within each, and the role that humans must play to protect earth's fragile environment. Interesting facts, recommended learning materials, and glossary words are interspersed throughout the volumes. Aimed at grades 4-8.

Owl, ed. , v.
Owl, ed. , v.

Owl, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

Penguin, ed. , v.
Penguin, ed. , v.

Penguin, ed. , v.

Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.
Personal Finance, ed. , v.

Personal Finance, ed. , v.

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.

Pig, ed. , v.
Pig, ed. , v.

Pig, ed. , v.

Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

Plagiarism, ed. , v.
Plagiarism, ed. , v.

Plagiarism, ed. , v.

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

Pony, ed. , v.
Pony, ed. , v.

Pony, ed. , v.

Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Explores the many different types of prejudice, their history, what causes these prejudices in people and societies, and their consequences. Presents profiles of diverse and unique men and women who played key roles in the history of prejudice. Excerpted documents tell various stories in the words of the people who fought prejudice, acted out prejudices, and those who were the victims of prejudice.

Prejudice, ed. , v.
Prejudice, ed. , v.

Prejudice, ed. , v.

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

Prohibition, ed. , v.
Prohibition, ed. , v.

Prohibition, ed. , v.

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

Puppy, ed. , v.
Puppy, ed. , v.

Puppy, ed. , v.

Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

Rain Forest, ed. , v.
Rain Forest, ed. , v.

Rain Forest, ed. , v.

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reptiles, ed. , v.
Reptiles, ed. , v.

Reptiles, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.
Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.

Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Savings and Investment Information For Teens, ed. 2, v.
Savings and Investment Information For Teens, ed. 2, v.

Savings and Investment Information For Teens, ed. 2, v.

Provides information to help today's young adults learn how to develop the habit of saving money and investing for the future. It explains how the economy works and how factors such as interest rates and inflation impact personal wealth.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.
Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

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

Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.
Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.

Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.

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.

Space, ed. , v.
Space, ed. , v.

Space, ed. , v.

Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

Stalin's Great Purge, ed. , v.
Stalin's Great Purge, ed. , v.

Stalin's Great Purge, ed. , v.

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

Student Movements of the 1960s, ed. , v.
Student Movements of the 1960s, ed. , v.

Student Movements of the 1960s, ed. , v.

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

Students' Rights, ed. , v.
Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding student rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Teen Driving, ed. , v.
Teen Driving, ed. , v.

Teen Driving, ed. , v.

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving.

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.
Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

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

The 1967 Detroit Riots, ed. , v.
The 1967 Detroit Riots, ed. , v.

The 1967 Detroit Riots, ed. , v.

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

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.
The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.

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

The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.
The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.

The African American Almanac, ed. 11, v.

Provides a range of historical and current information on African American history, society and culture. Includes coverage of such topics as: Africa and the Black diaspora; film and television; landmarks; national organizations; population; religion; science and technology; and sports.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, ed. , v.
The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, ed. , v.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, ed. , v.
The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, ed. , v.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, ed. , v.

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

The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.
The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.

The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the events that led to the assassination of Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ed. , v.
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ed. , v.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.
The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.

The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.

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

The Bosnian Conflict, ed. , v.
The Bosnian Conflict, ed. , v.

The Bosnian Conflict, ed. , v.

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

The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.
The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.

The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides a review of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education US Supreme Court case which discusses Jim Crow, the genesis of 'separate but equal' in constitutional law, how the two Brown decisions changed race relations in the United States, and the history of human rights legislation.

The Challenger Disaster, ed. , v.
The Challenger Disaster, ed. , v.

The Challenger Disaster, ed. , v.

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

The Columbine School Shooting, ed. , v.
The Columbine School Shooting, ed. , v.

The Columbine School Shooting, ed. , v.

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

The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Cuban missile crisis during October 1962.

The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.
The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.

The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, ed. 4, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer, ed. 3, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, ed. 2, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, ed. , v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders, ed. 3, v.

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 Mental Health, ed. 3, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health, ed. 3, v.

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, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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 Psychology, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

This single-volume, accessible resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information. More than 650 articles -- 65% of those are entirely new or updated since the last edition.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. , v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. , v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, ed. , v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5, v.

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

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

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

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 Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Egypt. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering Greek and Roman mythology. Entries include heroes, gods, and stories of classical mythology.

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

The Haiti Earthquake, ed. , v.

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

The Holocaust, ed. , v.
The Holocaust, ed. , v.

The Holocaust, ed. , v.

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

The Iranian Revolution, ed. , v.
The Iranian Revolution, ed. , v.

The Iranian Revolution, ed. , v.

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

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.
The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the 1962 Kennedy assassination and how it had a direct effect on Americans' attitudes toward the government and, perhaps, on their own sense of security.

The Munich Olympics Massacre, ed. , v.
The Munich Olympics Massacre, ed. , v.

The Munich Olympics Massacre, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to terrorist attacks at the Munich Olympics beginning September 5, 1972.

The Oklahoma City Bombing, ed. , v.
The Oklahoma City Bombing, ed. , v.

The Oklahoma City Bombing, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

The Persian Gulf War, ed. , v.
The Persian Gulf War, ed. , v.

The Persian Gulf War, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Persian Gulf War in the Middle East.

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.
The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in China.

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

The Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the war in Vietnam.

The Women's Liberation Movement, ed. , v.
The Women's Liberation Movement, ed. , v.

The Women's Liberation Movement, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Women's Liberation Movement during the late 1960s.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.
Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, ed. , v.

Contains numerous entries on medical conditions, from avian flu to warts. Entries cover infectious diseases, injuries, genetic disorders, and others.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Drugs and Addictive Substances, ed. , v.

Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. , v.

Features biographies of notable historic and current figures from American history, world history, literature, science and math, arts and entertainment, and the social sciences. Entries focus on the people most often studied in middle and high school.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Video Games, ed. , v.
Video Games, ed. , v.

Video Games, ed. , v.

Explores the impact of devices such as robotics, digital cameras, iPods, and video games. This volume focuses on video games by exploring how they were developed, how they work, its impact on society, and possible future uses.

Viking, ed. , v.
Viking, ed. , v.

Viking, ed. , v.

Explores the world of Vikings including epic voyages, daily life, longboats and special festivals.

Volcano, ed. , v.
Volcano, ed. , v.

Volcano, ed. , v.

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Watergate, ed. , v.
Watergate, ed. , v.

Watergate, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Republican-backed undercover spy group that broke into Democratic headquarters in June 1972.

Weather, ed. , v.
Weather, ed. , v.

Weather, ed. , v.

Explores many aspects of weather and how it affects people's lives.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2, v.
West's Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2, v.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2, v.

Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.
Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.

Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.

Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, ed. 2, v.

This set provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers.

Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.
Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

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

Science

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Explores the ongoing debate over alternative energy that gathered strength in the 20th century, showing how that debate mirrors larger attitudes toward energy and consumption.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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.

Big Cats, ed. , v.
Big Cats, ed. , v.

Big Cats, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Biotechnology, ed. , v.
Biotechnology, ed. , v.

Biotechnology, ed. , v.

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

Birds, ed. , v.
Birds, ed. , v.

Birds, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Bugs, ed. , v.
Bugs, ed. , v.

Bugs, ed. , v.

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Butterfly, ed. , v.
Butterfly, ed. , v.

Butterfly, ed. , v.

Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Chick, ed. , v.
Chick, ed. , v.

Chick, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

Desert, ed. , v.
Desert, ed. , v.

Desert, ed. , v.

Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.

Dinosaur, ed. , v.
Dinosaur, ed. , v.

Dinosaur, ed. , v.

Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.

Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.
Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.

Discoveries in Modern Science, ed. , v.

This set cover more than 300 of the most important scientific discoveries as defined by a Board of scientists and historians. It aims to present an in-depth treatment of 'curiosity-led science,' as well as directed research that led to important inventions and technologies. It will spark curiosity and engagement among readers, ranging from advanced high school students, to those in college and universities, as well as educated readers.

Duck, ed. , v.
Duck, ed. , v.

Duck, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

Earth, ed. , v.
Earth, ed. , v.

Earth, ed. , v.

Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.
Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

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

Environmental Science, ed. , v.
Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.

Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering, ed. 2, v.

This work 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, including new analytical and interpretive essays on events, scholarship, people, and legal decisions.

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

Food, ed. , v.

Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.
Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.

Forest, ed. , v.
Forest, ed. , v.

Forest, ed. , v.

Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.

Fox, ed. , v.
Fox, ed. , v.

Fox, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

Frog, ed. , v.
Frog, ed. , v.

Frog, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

Going Green, ed. , v.
Going Green, ed. , v.

Going Green, ed. , v.

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

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Human Body, ed. , v.

Human Body, ed. , v.

Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.

Kitten, ed. , v.
Kitten, ed. , v.

Kitten, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.
Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.

Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.

Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

Mouse, ed. , v.
Mouse, ed. , v.

Mouse, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

Ocean, ed. , v.
Ocean, ed. , v.

Ocean, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Owl, ed. , v.
Owl, ed. , v.

Owl, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

Penguin, ed. , v.
Penguin, ed. , v.

Penguin, ed. , v.

Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

Pig, ed. , v.
Pig, ed. , v.

Pig, ed. , v.

Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

Pony, ed. , v.
Pony, ed. , v.

Pony, ed. , v.

Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

Puppy, ed. , v.
Puppy, ed. , v.

Puppy, ed. , v.

Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

Rain Forest, ed. , v.
Rain Forest, ed. , v.

Rain Forest, ed. , v.

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reptiles, ed. , v.
Reptiles, ed. , v.

Reptiles, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.
Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.

Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.
Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.

Space Sciences, ed. 2, v.

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.

Space, ed. , v.
Space, ed. , v.

Space, ed. , v.

Explores outer space and investigates the wonders of the universe from Saturn's rings to life in space stations.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 4, v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science, ed. 5, v.

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

Volcano, ed. , v.
Volcano, ed. , v.

Volcano, ed. , v.

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.
Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.

Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

Environment

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Explores the ongoing debate over alternative energy that gathered strength in the 20th century, showing how that debate mirrors larger attitudes toward energy and consumption.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

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.

Big Cats, ed. , v.
Big Cats, ed. , v.

Big Cats, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.

Birds, ed. , v.
Birds, ed. , v.

Birds, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.

Bugs, ed. , v.
Bugs, ed. , v.

Bugs, ed. , v.

Describes a variety of insects and their behavior, discussing metamorphosis, camouflage, defenses, and their benefits to people.

Butterfly, ed. , v.
Butterfly, ed. , v.

Butterfly, ed. , v.

Follows the growth and development of the butterfly from a caterpillar into a butterfly.

Chick, ed. , v.
Chick, ed. , v.

Chick, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a chick from hatching to eight weeks old.

Climate Change, ed. , v.
Climate Change, ed. , v.

Climate Change, ed. , v.

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.

Desert, ed. , v.
Desert, ed. , v.

Desert, ed. , v.

Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.

Duck, ed. , v.
Duck, ed. , v.

Duck, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a duckling from hatching to eight weeks old.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.
Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

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 Science, ed. , v.
Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

Fox, ed. , v.
Fox, ed. , v.

Fox, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a red fox from birth to twelve weeks old.

Frog, ed. , v.
Frog, ed. , v.

Frog, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a frog from the egg stage through its first year.

Going Green, ed. , v.
Going Green, ed. , v.

Going Green, ed. , v.

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

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.
Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, ed. , v.

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.

Kitten, ed. , v.
Kitten, ed. , v.

Kitten, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a kitten from birth to ten weeks old.

Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.
Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.

Lamb, Rev, ed. , v.

Depicts the growth and development of a lamb from its first hours of life to twelve weeks old.

Mammals, ed. , v.
Mammals, ed. , v.

Mammals, ed. , v.

Presents an overview of mammals, including their history, various kinds, physical characteristics, behavior, and endangered and extinct species.

Mouse, ed. , v.
Mouse, ed. , v.

Mouse, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a mouse from birth to eight weeks old.

Ocean, ed. , v.
Ocean, ed. , v.

Ocean, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of sea creatures on the ocean floor from dolphins and sharks to jellyfish.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.
Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.

Our Living World: Earth's Biomes, ed. , v.

Multi-volume set takes an in-depth look at various ecosystems. Original, detailed maps and vibrant pictures inform readers about various biomes, the myriad plants and animals that live within each, and the role that humans must play to protect earth's fragile environment. Interesting facts, recommended learning materials, and glossary words are interspersed throughout the volumes. Aimed at grades 4-8.

Owl, ed. , v.
Owl, ed. , v.

Owl, ed. , v.

Shows the development of a barn owl from hatching to twelve weeks old.

Penguin, ed. , v.
Penguin, ed. , v.

Penguin, ed. , v.

Follows the growth and development of a young penguin through its first year.

Pig, ed. , v.
Pig, ed. , v.

Pig, ed. , v.

Charts the early stages of a young pig's life.

Pony, ed. , v.
Pony, ed. , v.

Pony, ed. , v.

Charts the early stages of a young pony's life.

Puppy, ed. , v.
Puppy, ed. , v.

Puppy, ed. , v.

Depicts the growth and development of a puppy from its first day alive to its eighth week.

Rain Forest, ed. , v.
Rain Forest, ed. , v.

Rain Forest, ed. , v.

Explores the world of the rainforest and the many jungle creatures that live there.

Reptiles, ed. , v.
Reptiles, ed. , v.

Reptiles, ed. , v.

Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of reptiles including crocodiles, snakes and lizards.

Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.
Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.

Rivers and Lakes, ed. , v.

Describes how rivers flow to the sea and the characteristics of rivers and lakes, including the animal life found within and near them.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, ed. , v.

Focuses on the physical and geological aspects, structure, and features of 48 of the earth's landforms - what they are, how they look, how they were created, how they change over time, and major geological events associated with them. Written for middle school students to support earth science and landform-related assignments, alphabetically arranged entries follow a standard and consistent subheaded format; and range in length from 9 to 11 pages.

Volcano, ed. , v.
Volcano, ed. , v.

Volcano, ed. , v.

Explores the danger and wonder of volcanoes from fiery mountains under the sea to spectacular explosions.

Weather, ed. , v.
Weather, ed. , v.

Weather, ed. , v.

Explores many aspects of weather and how it affects people's lives.

Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.
Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.

Whales & Dolphins, ed. , v.

A brief introduction to the physical characteristics and behavior of various marine mammals, particularly whales and dolphins.

Law

Amendment XII, ed. , v.
Amendment XII, ed. , v.

Amendment XII, ed. , v.

Presents the Twelfth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on the Presidential election process.

Amendment XIII, ed. , v.
Amendment XIII, ed. , v.

Amendment XIII, ed. , v.

Presents the Thirteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on slavery.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on equal protection.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on due process.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.
Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Amendment XIV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fourteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on citizenship.

Amendment XIX, ed. , v.
Amendment XIX, ed. , v.

Amendment XIX, ed. , v.

Presents the Nineteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on women's voting rights.

Amendment XV, ed. , v.
Amendment XV, ed. , v.

Amendment XV, ed. , v.

Presents the Fifteenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on race and the right to vote.

Amendment XVII, ed. , v.
Amendment XVII, ed. , v.

Amendment XVII, ed. , v.

Presents the Seventeenth Amendment in a historical context, examining how they have been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focus is on establishing election to the U.S. Senate.

Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.
Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.

Amendment XXVI, ed. , v.

Presents the Twenty-sixth Amendment in a historical context, examining how it has been tested in the courts and present current controversies and debates. Focuses on lowering the voting age.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.
Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.

Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government, ed. , v.

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.

Freedom From Unfair Searches and Seizures, ed. , v.
Freedom From Unfair Searches and Seizures, ed. , v.

Freedom From Unfair Searches and Seizures, ed. , v.

Traces the evolution of the 4th Amendment through documents and Supreme Court rulings, to show how it has become the basis for numerous rules limiting the gathering and use of evidence by police and prosecutors.

Freedom of Assembly and Petition, ed. , v.
Freedom of Assembly and Petition, ed. , v.

Freedom of Assembly and Petition, ed. , v.

Covers the historical development of the right of assembly and petition, how the Supreme Court defines the rights of assembly and association, and the role of assembly and petition in social movements.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, ed. 3, v.

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 U.S. History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.
Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizens' Rights and Responsibilities, ed. , v.

This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, such as constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies and dictatorships, and much more.

The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.
The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.

The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides a review of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education US Supreme Court case which discusses Jim Crow, the genesis of 'separate but equal' in constitutional law, how the two Brown decisions changed race relations in the United States, and the history of human rights legislation.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2, v.
West's Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2, v.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, ed. 2, v.

Provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more. Covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

History

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v. 11

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

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

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

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

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

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Revolution Reference Library, ed. , v.

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

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.
Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, ed. , v.

The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

A five- volume encyclopedia of world history, covering 250,000 years of human history. Compiles knowledge from paleoanthropology, archaeology, geology, and geography. Emphasis on cultural contact and social change over time and place. Overviews of core topics. Extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science. Biographies of 100 leaders who shaped world history.

Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.
Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.

Building the Panama Canal, ed. , v.

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

Chernobyl, ed. , v.
Chernobyl, ed. , v.

Chernobyl, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the nuclear power accident in the Russian city of Chernobyl.

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.
Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

Colonial America Reference Library, ed. , v.

The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.

Cuba, ed. , v.
Cuba, ed. , v.

Cuba, ed. , v.

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

D-Day, ed. , v.
D-Day, ed. , v.

D-Day, ed. , v.

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

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.
Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.

Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library, ed. , v.

In the second half of the 19th century, America transformed itself into an industrial power, ready to assume a dominant position on the world scene in the 20th century. The development of industrialization and the consumer society brought about opportunities for many Americans as part of an ever-growing middle class, but also resulted in environmental and social degradation that we continue to deal with at the present time.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.
Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Explorer, ed. , v.
Explorer, ed. , v.

Explorer, ed. , v.

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.

Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of World History, ed. , v.

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

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.
Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, ed. , v.

Focuses on the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913.

Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown, ed. , v.
Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown, ed. , v.

Japan’s 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown, ed. , v.

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

Little Rock Nine, ed. , v.
Little Rock Nine, ed. , v.

Little Rock Nine, ed. , v.

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

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.
Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Prejudice in the Modern World Reference Library, ed. , v.

Explores the many different types of prejudice, their history, what causes these prejudices in people and societies, and their consequences. Presents profiles of diverse and unique men and women who played key roles in the history of prejudice. Excerpted documents tell various stories in the words of the people who fought prejudice, acted out prejudices, and those who were the victims of prejudice.

Prohibition, ed. , v.
Prohibition, ed. , v.

Prohibition, ed. , v.

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

Stalin's Great Purge, ed. , v.
Stalin's Great Purge, ed. , v.

Stalin's Great Purge, ed. , v.

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

Student Movements of the 1960s, ed. , v.
Student Movements of the 1960s, ed. , v.

Student Movements of the 1960s, ed. , v.

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

The 1967 Detroit Riots, ed. , v.
The 1967 Detroit Riots, ed. , v.

The 1967 Detroit Riots, ed. , v.

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

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.
The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.

The 1992 Los Angeles Riots, ed. , v.

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

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, ed. , v.
The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, ed. , v.

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, ed. , v.
The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, ed. , v.

The Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, ed. , v.

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

The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.
The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.

The Assassination of Osama bin Laden, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides an overview of the events that led to the assassination of Al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ed. , v.
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ed. , v.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to the dropping of atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.
The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.

The Bolshevik Revolution, ed. , v.

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

The Bosnian Conflict, ed. , v.
The Bosnian Conflict, ed. , v.

The Bosnian Conflict, ed. , v.

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

The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.
The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.

The Brown v. Board of Education Trial, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume provides a review of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education US Supreme Court case which discusses Jim Crow, the genesis of 'separate but equal' in constitutional law, how the two Brown decisions changed race relations in the United States, and the history of human rights legislation.

The Challenger Disaster, ed. , v.
The Challenger Disaster, ed. , v.

The Challenger Disaster, ed. , v.

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

The Columbine School Shooting, ed. , v.
The Columbine School Shooting, ed. , v.

The Columbine School Shooting, ed. , v.

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

The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.
The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.

The Cuban Missile Crisis, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Cuban missile crisis during October 1962.

The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.
The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.

The Cuban Revolution, ed. , v.

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering the world of ancient Egypt. Entries include definitions of important terms, biographies of central figures, and brief narratives of pivotal events.

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

The Haiti Earthquake, ed. , v.

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

The Holocaust, ed. , v.
The Holocaust, ed. , v.

The Holocaust, ed. , v.

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

The Iranian Revolution, ed. , v.
The Iranian Revolution, ed. , v.

The Iranian Revolution, ed. , v.

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

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.
The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

The John F. Kennedy Assassination, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that led to the 1962 Kennedy assassination and how it had a direct effect on Americans' attitudes toward the government and, perhaps, on their own sense of security.

The Munich Olympics Massacre, ed. , v.
The Munich Olympics Massacre, ed. , v.

The Munich Olympics Massacre, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of the major factors that contributed to terrorist attacks at the Munich Olympics beginning September 5, 1972.

The Oklahoma City Bombing, ed. , v.
The Oklahoma City Bombing, ed. , v.

The Oklahoma City Bombing, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

The Persian Gulf War, ed. , v.
The Persian Gulf War, ed. , v.

The Persian Gulf War, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Persian Gulf War in the Middle East.

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.
The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.

The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in China.

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

The Vietnam War, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the war in Vietnam.

The Women's Liberation Movement, ed. , v.
The Women's Liberation Movement, ed. , v.

The Women's Liberation Movement, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Women's Liberation Movement during the late 1960s.

Viking, ed. , v.
Viking, ed. , v.

Viking, ed. , v.

Explores the world of Vikings including epic voyages, daily life, longboats and special festivals.

Watergate, ed. , v.
Watergate, ed. , v.

Watergate, ed. , v.

Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces and provides a brief overview of major factors that contributed to the Republican-backed undercover spy group that broke into Democratic headquarters in June 1972.

World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War I Reference Library, ed. , v.

Covers major topics related to the period, including the roots of the war; causes of U.S. involvement; the Espionage Act and Sedition Act; weapons of mass destruction; and more. Profiles the major players of the period, including Woodrow Wilson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, John Pershing, and Henri-Philippe Petain. Presents full or excerpted primary source materials, including diaries, speeches, letters, journals and memoirs.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.
World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

World War II Reference Library, ed. , v.

Provides background and information on major topics about the World War II period, biographies of significant men and women involved in the war, and primary sources such as full or excerpted speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts and other original documents.

Literature

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1820-1870, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

American History Through Literature 1870-1920, ed. , v.

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.

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1
Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

Drama for Students, ed. , v. 1

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

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.
Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v.

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

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology, ed. , v.

Provides numerous entries covering Greek and Roman mythology. Entries include heroes, gods, and stories of classical mythology.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.
Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Social Science

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.
American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.

American Social Reform Movements Reference Library, ed. , v.

This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.

Animal Rights, ed. , v.
Animal Rights, ed. , v.

Animal Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding animal rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.
Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.

Biological Warfare, ed. , v.
Biological Warfare, ed. , v.

Biological Warfare, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding biological warfare and provides an overview of the topic.

Body Image, ed. , v.
Body Image, ed. , v.

Body Image, ed. , v.

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

Child Development, ed. , v.
Child Development, ed. , v.

Child Development, ed. , v.

Covers human development from conception through adolescence, summarizing the latest research on physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and behavior, including areas of law, medicine, psychiatry, and demography among others.

Cloning, ed. , v.
Cloning, ed. , v.

Cloning, ed. , v.

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

Death Penalty, ed. , v.
Death Penalty, ed. , v.

Death Penalty, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding the death penalty and provides an overview of the topic.

Discrimination, ed. , v.
Discrimination, ed. , v.

Discrimination, ed. , v.

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

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.
Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

Electronic Devices in Schools, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3, v.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3, v.

Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, ed. 3, v.

Explores the social, medical, legal and political issues related to drugs and alcohol and associated behaviors. Includes emerging topics and developments in the many fields of addiction studies.

English Language Learners, ed. , v.
English Language Learners, ed. , v.

English Language Learners, ed. , v.

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

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ed. 2, v.

Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

Gangs, ed. , v.
Gangs, ed. , v.

Gangs, ed. , v.

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

Global Warming, ed. , v.
Global Warming, ed. , v.

Global Warming, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding global warming and provides an overview of the topic.

Gun Violence, ed. , v.
Gun Violence, ed. , v.

Gun Violence, ed. , v.

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

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.
Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

Hate Crimes, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding hate crimes and provides an overview of the topic.

Human Geography, ed. , v.
Human Geography, ed. , v.

Human Geography, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Immigration, ed. , v.

Immigration, ed. , v.

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

Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.
Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.

Medical Marijuana, ed. , v.

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

Online Social Networking, ed. , v.
Online Social Networking, ed. , v.

Online Social Networking, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding online social networking and provides an overview of the topic.

Organic Foods, ed. , v.
Organic Foods, ed. , v.

Organic Foods, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding organic foods and provides an overview of the topic.

Plagiarism, ed. , v.
Plagiarism, ed. , v.

Plagiarism, ed. , v.

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

Prejudice, ed. , v.
Prejudice, ed. , v.

Prejudice, ed. , v.

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

Students' Rights, ed. , v.
Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Students' Rights, ed. , v.

Examines the issues surrounding student rights and provides an overview of the topic.

Teen Driving, ed. , v.
Teen Driving, ed. , v.

Teen Driving, ed. , v.

Presents readings from a variety of perspectives that allow readers to better understand and navigate the topic of teen driving.

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.
Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

Teen Suicide, ed. , v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology, ed. 2, v.

This single-volume, accessible resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information. More than 650 articles -- 65% of those are entirely new or updated since the last edition.

Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.
Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

Zoos and Animal Welfare, ed. , v.

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

Nation and World

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.
Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Arctic and Antarctic, ed. , v.

Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.
Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

Countries and Their Cultures, ed. , v.

Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps. 4 volumes.

Cuba, ed. , v.
Cuba, ed. , v.

Cuba, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, ed. , v.

A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, ed. 2, v.

Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.

Explorer, ed. , v.
Explorer, ed. , v.

Explorer, ed. , v.

Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.
UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology, ed. , v.

Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life, ed. 2, v.

Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Each volume is organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life, and more.

Technology

Ballistics, ed. , v.
Ballistics, ed. , v.

Ballistics, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic ballistics, how it is used to solve crimes, and how it contributes to the conviction of criminals.

Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.
Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.

Blackmail and Bribery, ed. , v.

Examines the crimes of blackmail and bribery, how they're investigated, and how criminals are prosecuted.

Body Farms, ed. , v.
Body Farms, ed. , v.

Body Farms, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic anthropology and describes how body farms are used to further research developments in forensic science.

Cell Phones, ed. , v.
Cell Phones, ed. , v.

Cell Phones, ed. , v.

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

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.
Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

Forensic Biology, ed. , v.

Explores the science of forensic biology. Offers crime statistics, information about careers in criminal investigation or law enforcement, descriptions of unusual cases, and explanations of scientific and legal processes.