December 2014 Content Update

There were 12 New and 3 Updated School Core Titles released in December 2014.  There are now 456 titles in the School Core collection. If you subscribe to this package, see a full title list in your Admin account (log-in required), or check it out on our corporate site.

 

New School Core Titles: 

 

Barron's Business Dictionaries: Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms

ISBN: 9780764147555

This updated edition includes the most recent terms relating to constantly expanding computer and internet technology. More than 3,200 terms and definitions deal with -- practical guidance for business software users; computer security, law, and ethics; computer programming, with examples in several computer languages; internet culture and latest developments.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: Invention and Technology: Air and Space

ISBN: 9781936333400

People have probably always dreamed of a time when they could fly like birds. This book looks at how that dream became something near reality.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: Invention and Technology: Medicine and Health

ISBN: 9781936333387

Describes the evolution of medical technology and what doctors know about human health issues, including anatomy, surgery, drugs, and reproduction. A timeline traces the progress of ancient medical practices and beliefs to modern technology.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: Invention and Technology: Military and Security

ISBN: 9781936333370

This "Facts at Your Fingertips" book looks at the development of military services from ancient through modern times. The chapters divide the information into categories of warfare before the civil war, the civil war to the nuclear age, the age of modern warfare, warfare at sea, and the development of locks and keys to organize the information into a time line.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: Invention and Technology: Power and Energy

ISBN: 9781936333394

This "Facts At Your Fingertips" book looks at how mankind has developed energy sources from ancient through modern times. The categories of making machines, heat and light, the drive for power, harnessing electricity, and powering the future present the information in a logical time line format.

 

Innovative Technologies: Biomass Energy

ISBN: 9781617834622

In this title, discover what biomass energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, and fuels from switchgrass and algae, and technologies that allow us to turn waste into energy.

 

Innovative Technologies: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

ISBN: 9781617834646

In this title, discover what hydrogen and fuel cells are, their history, how we use them today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how hydrogen extracted from ordinary water can be used to power homes and businesses or run fuel cells in vehicles.

 

Innovative Technologies: Methane Energy

ISBN: 9781617834653

In this title, discover what methane energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how methane digesters work and how they can help people in the developing world, discover ways biogas might replace natural gas, and explore the potential future uses of methane hydrates.

 

Innovative Technologies: Nuclear Energy

ISBN: 9781617834660

In this title, discover what nuclear energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how researchers are working to solve nuclear energys problems, including radiation dangers, handling nuclear waste, and making new plants more efficient, cheaper, smaller, and safer.

 

Innovative Technologies: Solar Energy

ISBN: 9781617834677

In this title, discover what solar energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge uses for solar cells, including tiny nano-sized cells and cells printed on paper, and exciting new ways to make and use power from the suns heat.

 

Innovative Technologies: Wind Energy

ISBN: 9781617834691

In this title, discover what wind energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge types of wind turbines, including turbines at sea and turbines aloft in the sky, and how researchers are making wind energy more efficient.

 

Uncommon History of Common Courtesy

ISBN: 9781426208133

With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history.

 

Updated School Core titles:

 

Collins French Dictionary and Grammar

ISBN: 9780007484355

This edition of Collins French Dictionary & Grammar has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.

 

Collins Spanish Dictionary

ISBN: 9780007382385

First published in 1971, the Collins Spanish Dictionary pioneered a new approach to bilingual dictionary publishing which continues to inspire millions of language users today. With wide-ranging coverage of contemporary Spanish and English, a wealth of examples and idioms, and a clear colour layout, this remains the ideal dictionary for advanced learners and professionals using Spanish.

 

The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary

ISBN: 9780547857312

This brand-new edition has been completely revised and updated. With over 4,500 A-Z entries, 450 full-color photographs and drawings, over 150 fascinating feature notes, and full-page tables and charts, it is the most current and comprehensive student science dictionary available.

There were no retired titles this month. A full list of updated and retired titles is always available upon request to support@credoreference.com

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