- Arts and Humanities Through the Eras
Profiling milestones and movements in the arts; literature; music and religion from a specific period; each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other; as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.
- Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990
An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present; including those in rock; rhythm and blues; rap; country; electronica; jazz; vocal and classical. Features include select discographies; bibliographies; a glossary of musical terms; and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry; rap; and grunge.
- Checks and Balances: The Three Branches of the American Government
Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch; as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch; specifics related to eligibility; elections and appointments of key positions; changes since 1776; the future of each branch; and other topics. For student and general audiences.
- Encyclopedia of Drugs; Alcohol and Addictive Behavior
Provides more than 700 articles intended for the student and layperson covering the social; medical and political issues related to drugs and alcohol; as well as types of addiction. Changes since the last edition include the decrease of crack cocaine use and resurgence of heroin use; changes in laws dealing with drug use at the state and national levels; and new discoveries leading to a better understanding of how drugs work and what makes them addictive.
- Encyclopedia of European Social History
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 World Biography
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.
- Fashion; Costume; and Culture: Clothing; Headwear; Body Decorations; and Footwear through the Ages
Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment; ranging from togas to turbans; necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created; the people who made them; and their uses. This set shows how clothing; headwear; body decorations; and footwear reflect the different cultural; religious; and societal beliefs.
- Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; 2nd ed.
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.
- Major 21st-Century Writers
Contains detailed biographical and bibliographical information on the most-studied authors at the turn of the twenty-first century. More than 1;000 fully-updated entries cover the most influential contemporary writers and their careers through 2004.
- 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.