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21st Century Criminology

21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook

This two-volume edition provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths.

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

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

American Decades Primary Sources

American Decades Primary Sources

Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

Animal Sciences

Animal Sciences

Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and study of wild and domesticated animals.
Crime and Punishment around the world

NewCrime and Punishment Around the World

Explores crime and punishment throughout the world through the eyes of leading experts, local authors and scholars, and government officials.

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

Dictionary of Women Worldwide: 25,000 Women Through the Ages

This dictionary contains more than 20,000 brief biographical entries on women, including thousands of entries on non-U.S. figures.

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco: Learning about Addictive Behavior

This 3-volume set is written for readers at grade 7 and higher and covers addictions, causes, and treatments of particular importance to adolescents. Articles on the nature of addiction and its roots include advertising, genetics, families, and personal problems.
Aging

Encyclopedia of Aging

Offers a timely resource encompassing all aspects of aging. Covering a variety of disciplines --biology, medicine, economics, law psychology, sociology and history -- the Encyclopediaalso explores related issues such as religion, spirituality, and ethics. Also includes a topical outline, primary source documents, addresses, Web sites and an index.

Encyclopedia of American Environmental History

NewEncyclopedia of American Environmental History

Covers every significant issue, event, law, and figure in U.S. environmental history.

Children & Childhood

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History

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

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology

Provides a detailed examination of computer science and technology, including a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are covered, as well as many new biographies.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary american Social Issues

NewEncyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues

Topic range from biotechnology to identity theft, from racial profiling to corporate governance, from school choice to food safety.

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime

Encyclopedia of Cybercrime

Examines all aspects of the world of cybercrime. Articles address key areas of concern and specifically those having to with terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime, national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities, types of attacks to computers and information systems, and computer abusers and cybercriminals.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries

Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

European Social History

Encyclopedia of European Social History

The Encyclopedia of European Social History covers all aspects of European social history from the Renaissance to the present. This six-volume reference includes more than 230 articles, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, on everything from serfdom and the economy, to witchcraft and public health. 

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression

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

Islam & Muslim World

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Islam and the Muslim World looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.

Encyclopedia of the life course and human development

NewEncyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

Examines three key life stages from a sociological perspective, exploring how enduring experiences, as well as transitions and events such as childcare, education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, friendship, parenthood, disease, spirituality, and retirement influence the individual's life course. The life stages examined are: Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood; and Later Life.

Encyclopedia of Management

Encyclopedia of Management

Includes essays on 350 topics in management theories and applications, written by academics and business professionals who have first hand knowledge of the particular topic or essay they are contributing, and reviewed and edited by Dr. Marilyn M. Helms. Topics include aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, and supply chain management, among many others.

Encyclopedia of Recreation  & Leisure in America

Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America

A two-volume survey of the pursuit of leisure in the United States, from Colonial to modern times, presented through 271 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes specific types of recreational activities as well as important themes in the history of leisure. For students, researchers, and general readers.
Science, Technology & Ethics

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics

Moral teachings and ethical questions about the creation and use of science and technology have been a part of religious and philosophical traditions from the earliest periods. Science and technology have faced a series of ethical and political challenges throughout much of modern history, from the Enlightenment, through the Industrial Revolution, to the military and ideological conflicts that defined the 20th century. 

American Revolution

Encyclopedia of the American Revolution: Library of Military History

This A-to-Z ready-reference profiles both lesser-known and famous battles throughout the period 1763-1783. While interesting biographies of key participants comprise about one third of the two-volume set, the majority of articles cover campaigns and strategy, battles, skirmishes, naval actions, weaponry, political issues and events, popular legends, and the participation of the European powers. Approximately 120 illustrations and 90 maps and line art images coordinate with accessible text to clearly present the campaigns and tactics, and a comprehensive thematic outline concisely frames events.

Folklore:  An encyclopedia of beliefs, customs, tales, music and art

NewFolklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music and Art

Provides a cross-cultural survey of the major types and methods of inquiry in folklore to define the identity of every culture in the world.

Food In Context

Food: In Context

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

 

The Gale encyclopedia of Children's Health:  Infancy through adolescence

newThe Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health: Infancy through Adolescence

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition

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.
Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

The Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

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.

The Gale encyclopedia of genetic disorders

newThe Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders

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.

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health

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.

Encyclopedia of Psychology

The Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology

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 Science

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests

The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests

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.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History : Government and Politics

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 U.S. History

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History : War

Provides a broad overview of war throughout American history, with a special emphasis on how war effects, and is affected by, political, economic, and social change in American and global society.
Geo-Data

Geo-Data: World Geographic Encyclopedia

Entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison. 

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia:  Evolution

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

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

History in Dispute

Each volume contains roughly 50 entries, chosen by an advisory board of historians and academics. Entries begin with a brief overview summarizing the controversy. This introduction is followed by two or more signed point-counterpoint essays of 1,500 to 2,000 words each. Features include excerpts from primary source documents to illuminate the viewpoints presented with each entry; photographs and drawings of individuals, sites, objects or documents pertinent to the event or topic; and a chronological list of events. 

Human Diseases and Conditions

Human Diseases and Conditions

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.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 1968 ed.

Includes numerous entries on topics in social science research and practice.

 

 

Death & Dying

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying

Covering all aspects of death and dying -- biological, medical, social, sociological, psychological, religious, and philosophical -- the 2-vol. Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying also provides a deep historical and cross-cultural perspective through the ages. More than 400 entries cover AIDS, children, cremation, communication with the dead, grief and mourning across cultures, genocide, life-expectancy, widows, and much more. Also includes an appendix providing general overviews and contact information for nearly 80 organizations, 150 illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

Mathematics

Mathematics

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

Nutrition and Wellbeing A-Z

This two-volume reference examines the relationship between food and health on a historical, national and personal level. It analyzes how nutrition has affected quality of life, health and fitness in various countries at different times in history.

 

Presidents: A Reference History

Presidents: A Reference History

Presents in-depth profiles of each American president and his administration. Includes black-and-white portraits of the presidents and extensive bibliographies. Also features a new history of the White House and a general introduction to the presidency. For students in grades 10 and higher, as well as general readers.
Psychology of Classroom Learning

Psychology of Classroom Learning : An Encyclopedia

Examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning such as cognition, motivation, and emotion, as well as individual and environmental factors at work in the classroom. Explores how instruction and learning are affected by factors such as classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, discipline, self-esteem, socioeconomic status, and more.
Revolts, protests, demonstrations and rebellions in American history:  An encyclopedia

NewRevolts, Protests, Demonstrations and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia

Traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century.

Science of Everyday Things

Science of Everyday Things

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

Shakespeare for Students

Diverse blend of criticism along with plot summaries and character profiles that help further decode these dramatic masterpieces for students.

Sixties in America

Sixties in America Reference Library

The Sixties in America Reference Library presents a broad overview of the turbulent 1960s, a decade that forever changed the American social, political and cultural landscape.

Supreme Court Drama

Supreme Court Drama: Cases That Changed America

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

Sustainability

Describes the innovations that will likely play a role in the near future for creating a critical mass in the environment's favor. Provides an overview of ecology and the philosophy of living for the environment rather than taking from it.
Encyclopedia of Biomes

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

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

UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology

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.
Water: Science and Issues

Water: Science and Issues

This set covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures. 4 volumes.
Witchcraft in America

Witchcraft in America

This fascinating and informative source covers the history of witchcraft in the United States from the hysteria that facilitated the witch hunts during the colonial period to modern day followers of Wicca.

World History Encyclopedia

NewWorld History Encyclopedia

Focuses on specific themes of human development across cultures era by era, providing the most in-depth, expansive presentation available of the development of humanity from a global perspective.

World of Sports Science

World of Sports Science

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

World Religions Reference Library

A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

NewWorldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life

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.

 

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