A reference source providing basic information on key concepts, terms, and events related to social welfare and reform, civil rights, politics, government, the environment, media, economics, health, family, religion, law, and education in 20th century America.
With such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks, the encyclopedia will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested or working in this field.
A reference book for students and scholars who want to know about anarchism (a social movement that believes in a society based upon consensus rather than hierarchical structures and the rule of force).
This two-volume Encyclopedia of Recreation and Leisure in America provides a comprehensive survey of activities such as quilting bees, stickball, and stock car racing from the Colonial era to the present.
Combining theory, history, and practice, this encyclopedia by Thomas Slone, has a special emphasis on public speaking, performance and communication. Cross-references, bibliographies after each article, and topical indexes further enhance the work.
Articles by scientists of many fields, philosophers and thinkers from all the major world religions present a variety of perspectives on the major scientific discoveries of our time and their effects on our religious belief system. [Publisher's website]
"The Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics 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."
A 3-volume reference concentrating on the post 1945 period. Entries are alphabetic by theme, country, region, organization, person, and topic, and "provides a ready reference work for understanding issues that affect approximately three quarters of the globe's residents."--Introduction. All articles are signed and have bibliographies. Features articles on an extensive number of organizations and provides lengthier coverage on regions than on individual countries.
From the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars break conventional geographical boundaries with coverage that includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures.
Covering anatomy, physiology, neuropsychology, clinical neurology, neuropharmacology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and behavioral science, this four-volume encyclopedia contains over 200 peer reviewed signed articles from experts around the world.
A 4-volume encyclopedia with nearly 4,000 articles with bibliographies. Covers topics such as religion, political and military affairs, economics, literature, and the arts during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Covers colonial North America from the Norse settlements (c.1000) through aspects of nineteenth-century New Mexico and Alaska, including non-English colonies. 247 topical essays in three volumes, with good cross-referencing and bibliographies.
A multi- and interdisciplinary encyclopedia of the Renaissance, covering European and world history, literature, art, music, science, religion, and other topics. Evert article concludes with helpful bibliography.
Ed. Melvin Ember and Carol R. Ember. 4 vols. The first part of volume 1 contains 16 thematic essays dealing with the comparative study of the cultures of cities. This is followed by over 200 articles on particular cities throughout the world. The appendices include indexes, statistical tables, and selected web sites.
Written by over 1,000 scholars from around the world, this multi-volume encyclopedia crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.