Examines the well-established topics in African history but also looks at the social, economic, linguistic, anthropological, and political subjects that are being re-evaluated or newly opened for historical analysis by recent research and publication.
Written primarily for students of education, this 3-volume work covers every broad area of education - 200 subjects in all - in more than 2,500 entries. There are bibliographical references at the end of each entry.
Articles on aspects of U.S. foreign relations, including important events, people, and ideas, as well as articles on U.S. relations with specific countries and regions. Includes bibliographies. 3 volumes.
Covers ethical and moral dimensions of scientific and technological innovations; basic concepts of life, death, health, etc.; principles and virtues used as guides for human behavior; world-wide religious traditions; history of medical ethics; and disciplines contributing to bioethics from anthropology to the sociology of science.
From the extensive overview articles of up to 2,000 words, to the shorter factual entries, the encyclopedia is thoroughly cross-referenced and includes useful further reading suggestions, along with a comprehensive index.
A concise, readable, authoritative, and provocative reference on democracy. Includes 417 original articles on countries, geographical regions, historical eras, important individuals, philosophical concepts, and many other issues important to understanding democracy.
This reference work about young children in the United States is arranged in five broad categories: (1)historical and philosophical roots of early childhood practice; (2) sociocultural, political, and economic contexts; (3) perspectives on children; (4) early chilhood curricula and programs; and (5) perspectives on educators.
This three volume set is designed for the use of students and professionals and covers basic research, and topics of interest to the general public and environmental lawyers. Emphasis is on research rather than advocacy.
Contains a wide variety of articles written by academics and experts in the fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues such as biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering.
Consists of 230 essays, ranging from 5,000 to 10,000 words, arranged in five volumes under broad topical categories. There are also chronological and geographical sections. The sixth volume contains relevant biographies and a detailed index. Includes bibliographies.
Alphabetical entries define names, places, and events associated with genocide, and major sections deal with the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and the process, detection, denial, and prevention of genocide.
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth.
This 5 volume set covers physical, chemical, biological, and ecological dimensions of global environmental change; causes and consequences of global environmental change; and social and economic dimensions of global environmental change.
Volume One provides a systematic overview of political theory, ideologies, and political forces. Volume Two covers policy making and policies as well as issues in international relations and world politics.