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Energy for the 21st Century, ed. 2: A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional and Alternative Sources
Examines the role of the principal sources of energy, both in the aggregate and by specific types (biomass, coal, oil, natural gas, hydro and nuclear power, and sustainable sources), for a balanced view of energy.
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.
Encyclopedia of India
A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
This encyclopedia 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.
Explores the welfare debate by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.
Cambridge World History of Food
A two-volume history of food and nutrition, and their relation to human health and culture. Covers the spectrum of foods; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. Offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink. Includes a dictionary of plant foods.
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
An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History
Presents the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of Latin America. Provides a topical overview of Latin American development from earliest times to the present day, bringing to light patterns of continuity and change.
Ancient Greece and Rome: An Encyclopedia for Students
Covers an extensive array of topics on ancient Greece and Rome including daily life, art and architecture, philosophy, science, religion, statesmen, military leaders, emperors, and more.
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
New Encyclopedia of Africa, ed. 2
Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism.
Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World
A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.
Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000: Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World
Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.
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.
The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students
Covers an array of topics on the Middle Ages including daily life, art and architecture, science, religion, politics, women's issues, and more.
Americans at War
Covers major American conflicts from the Colonial Wars through the War on Terrorism in the context of cultural and social events and conditions on the home front. Illustrated articles cover both biographies and topics such as civil liberties, media, politics, popular culture, religion, memory and national identity, civic celebrations, monumental art, literature, the roles of women and minorities, veterans, science and technology, hu