In this two volume set, "The editors intend to provide an understanding of disease and human health, and succeed by combining microbiology and immunology to produce a coherent and understandable encyclopedia." The encyclopedia also contains many biographies of lesser-known scientists.
A multi-volume work divided into regions of the world. Volume VI, for example, is devoted to Africa and the Middle East. Each volume is organized by country, and the history of music-making within that country is described and famous musicians profiled. Articles are followed by bibliographies and discographies.
Contains some 3,800 references, most briefly annotated, to English-language print resources published mainly since the 1970s, including books and book sections, journal articles, dissertations, and entries in dictionaries and encyclopedias.
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.