2014 Content Update summary

There were 257 new or updated Complete Core titles released in the year 2014. 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. If you're interested in upgrading your account to the Complete Core package, email learnmore@credoreference.com.

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Art, Architecture, and Performing Arts (top)

 

Architectural Excellence: 500 Iconic Buildings

ISBN: 9781554073580

Architectural Excellence is organized chronologically and serves as a visual lesson in architecture through the ages. The buildings featured come from all over the world and include centers of worship, public buildings, places of business and homes. Each building includes a photograph, with a double-page spread for the top 50 selections. Captions provide specifications and brief histories.

 

Bridgeman Images: Charmet Collection

ISBN: N/A

A complete French photo archive of art.

 

Bridgeman Images: Christies Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of auction House, fine art, furniture, antiques, and decorative arts images.

 

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Genres - North America

ISBN: 9781441160782

A comprehensive and authoritative reference to a huge range of American musical styles, from Barbershop to Bluegrass and from Ragtime to Rockabilly.

 

Bridgeman Images: Cultural Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of popular Italian, Mexican, French fine arts masters.

 

Bridgeman Images: DeAgostini Library

ISBN: N/A

A complete, comprehensive European collection of art.

 

Bridgeman Images: European Masterpiece Collection

ISBN: N/A

A full collection of art produced by the European masters.

 

Bridgeman Images: Fine & Decorative Arts Collection

ISBN: N/A

A stunning collection of images from Auction Houses, as well as, fine art, furniture, antiques, and decorative arts.

 

Bridgeman Images: Fine Art & Antiques Collection

ISBN: N/A

A diverse image collection of Auction house-antiques, fine art, and decorative arts.

 

Bridgeman Images: Florence Masterpiece Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of fine art images from Florence and Italy.

 

Bridgeman Images: Florentine Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of museum fine art from Florence masters and Italian artists.

 

Bridgeman Images: Global Masterpiece Collection

ISBN: N/A

A comprehensive library of European Fine Art.

 

Bridgeman Images: Hermitage Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of art images from Russia and from the Hermitage Museum.

 

Bridgeman Images: Italian Masterpieces Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of fine art from artists and masters in Italian collections.

 

Bridgeman Images: Ken Welsh History Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of black and white historical engravings, literary persons, and historical images.

 

Bridgeman Images: Peter Newark American Pictures

ISBN: N/A

Americana and all sorts of historical ephemera, book illustrations, lithos and images of the arts.

 

Bridgeman Images: Peter Willi French Masterpieces Collection

ISBN: N/A

A beautiful collection of French masterpieces and fine art.

 

Bridgeman Images: Spanish Masterpiece Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of images covering Spanish arts, and arts relating to Spain and South America.

 

Bridgeman Images: Stapleton Collection

ISBN: N/A

Includes images of rare books, lithographs, and literature.

 

Bridgeman Images: William Morris Collection

ISBN: N/A

A collection of images of William Morris Designs.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: Invention and Technology: Buildings and Structures

ISBN: 9781936333417

This book describes the development of building materials and design right up to the present day. It identifies the key technological advances that have made it possible to build ever bigger structures.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Art History Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578594177

The Handy Art History Answer Book covers everything from Paleolithic images dating back to 35000 B.C.E. to the post-modern techniques of today. It leads you on a tour from the basics and beginnings of art to the various directions that art is heading today.

 

Teach Yourself: Learn To Play The Guitar

ISBN: 9781444107241

This is an essential guide for all those who want to play popular music on guitar for their own pleasure but don't know where to start. It covers which type of guitar to play and the basic playing techniques, before introducing rhythms, chords, riffs, and melodies and how to combine them all.

 

Teach Yourself: Master Basic DIY

ISBN: 9781444101195

Ideal for new homebuyers and time-pressured owners who feel unable to do more than the essentials, this provides all the information necessary to undertake essential decorating and maintenance in an informed and sensible manner.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Music Theory

ISBN: 9781444102741

Understand Music Theory offers a practical approach which uses active learning to impart knowledge. Suitable for complete beginners and assuming no previous experience, each chapter includes diagrams, examples, clear explanations, helpful hints and self-tests before moving on, which help create a sense of achievement as you make your way through the book.

 

The English Buildings Book: An Architectural Guide

ISBN: 9781905624638

The English Buildings Book is the most comprehensive single volume on English architecture for the general reader and it celebrates the English built environment, which is the richest and most diverse in the world.

 

World of Art: The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers

ISBN: 9780500203132

Documents the universe of fashion from the mid-18th century through the late 1990s in short entries with many illustrations.

Business, Economics, and Finance (top)

 

AMA Handbook of Due Diligence

ISBN: 9780814413821

The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence is the most complete guide available on how to properly perform a due diligence investigation--and radically improve the success rate of a pending corporate merger or acquisition.

 

British Qualifications 2014: A Complete Guide to Professional, Vocational and Academic Qualifications in the United Kingdom

ISBN: 9780749470944

British Qualifications is the definitive guide to every qualification offered in the United Kingdom.

 

BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource

ISBN: 9781408128114

Business: The Ultimate Resource offers practical and strategic advice for anyone doing business today. It is an essential desk reference for managers, MBA and business students and for small business owners worldwide.

 

Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present

ISBN: 9780765680587

This exhaustive four-volume set is the definitive reference on the history of trade in all time periods. It traces the historical and contemporary interaction of trade, commerce, and culture in fascinating detail.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Accounting

ISBN: 9780764142567

E-Z Accounting explains the accounting equation, describes financial statements, and guides students through the process of recording business transactions, maintaining special journals, and accounting for receivables and payables, inventories, payroll, and other related topics.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Personal Finance Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578593224

Combining the most current data with a user-friendly format, this timely reference features more than 1,000 answers to questions on personal finance, its history, and managing ones financial life.

 

QFinance: The Ultimate Resource

ISBN: 9781472914019

QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource offers articles with key themes in over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles. This edition comprises key perspectives on environmental, social, and governance factors -- essential for understanding the long-term sustainability of a company.

 

SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Organization Theory

ISBN: 9781847875532

From agency theory to power and politics, this indispensable guide to the key concepts of organization theory is your compass as you navigate through the often complex and abstract theories about the design and functioning of organizations.

 

Teach Yourself: Confident Coaching

ISBN: 9781444104936

This book covers the fundamentals for those looking for an introduction to the subject, and also offers practice and extension for people with some existing coaching experience, whether they work inside a company or in a freelance capacity, in life coaching or executive coaching, or are managers wishing to coach their in-house teams more effectively.

 

Teach Yourself: Run Your Own Business

ISBN: 9781444100259

This book expertly guides you through the principles of running a successful business. Crammed with practical advice from assessing pro s and cons, to motivating yourself and adopting effective practices, it will prove invaluable as you tackle one of the biggest adventures of your life.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Brand Management In A Week

ISBN: 9781444197976

Learn in a week, what the experts learn in a lifetime in Brand Management.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Budgeting and Forecasting in a Week

ISBN: 9781444182736

The book will enable readers to understand the purposes of the different budgets and forecasts and it will explain in detail how they are prepared and used. In many cases budgeting is an important (and often unpopular) part of their job and the book will show them how to do it more effectively and more quickly.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Business Communication in a Week

ISBN: 9781444178944

Written by Martin Manser, a leading expert on business communication, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to be understood.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Digital Marketing in a Week

ISBN: 9781471800399

Learn the ins and outs of Digital Marketing tools, technologies, and successes in an easy-to-follow format.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful People Management in a Week

ISBN: 9781444185850

Learn in a week what the experts learn in a lifetime. Understand how people management relates to leadership, and the features and tools of a people management role.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Pitching in a Week

ISBN: 9781444184013

The book focuses on the special nature of winning significant business in competitive markets in pitches involving several formal stages.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Public Relations in a Week

ISBN: 9781444159554

Written by Brian Salter, a leading expert on public relations as both a practitioner and a journalist, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order run a successful public relations strategy.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Social Media Marketing in a Week

ISBN: 9781444185911

Discover the tools and techniques that will help you to continually manage your social media campaign.

 

Teen Finance Series: Cash and Credit Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780810655

Provides information for teens about earning and managing money, spending and using credit wisely, and avoiding fraud. Includes index, resource information, and a list of online money management tools.

 

Teen Finance Series: College Financing Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780812147

Includes facts about planning, saving, and paying for postsecondary education. Provides information about college savings plans, grants, loans, scholarships, community and military service, and more.

 

Teen Finance Series: Debt Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780812154

Tips for a successful financial life, including facts about the economy and personal finances, money management, interest rates, loans, credit cards, predatory lending practices, and resolving debt-related problems.

 

Teen Finance Series: Savings and Investment Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780810648

Provides information for teens about strategies for saving money, investment options, and economic factors that affect personal wealth.

 

The Value of a Dollar: 1600-1865

ISBN: 9781592370948

The Value of a Dollar 1600-1865 is for both the user who simply wants to know what life was like for early Americans to the serious historical researcher. This fascinating survey will serve a wide range of research needs and will be useful in all high school, public and academic library reference collections.

 

The Value of a Dollar: 1860-2014

ISBN: 9781619252547

The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.

Food (top)

 

The Atlas of Food

ISBN: 9780520276420

By providing an up-to-date and visually appealing understanding of important issues around global food and agriculture, The Atlas of Food maps out broad areas of investigation--contamination of food and water, overnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, processing, farming, and trade--to offer a concise overview of today's food and farming concerns.

General Reference (top)

 

American Heritage Roget's Thesaurus

ISBN: 9780547964065

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus provides a wide range of synonyms organized in alphabetical order. Clear definitions that orient the user to the relevant meaning of related words set this thesaurus apart from the competition.

 

Debrett's People of Today 2014

ISBN: 9781870520225

Debrett's People of Today is a comprehensive study of contemporary Britain's most notable and successful people. It contains biographical details of people from the entire spectrum of British society, including Tony Blair, Paula Radcliffe and Benjamin Zephaniah. The selection of entrants is made by the editorial staff of Debrett's and entries are reviewed annually to ensure accuracy and relevance. Entries include details of career, education, family, recreations and membership of clubs as well as contact addresses. An additional feature is the correct style of address to be used when addressing correspondence to an entrant.

 

Marquis Who Was Who in America 1985-present

ISBN: 9780837902951

Preserves the lifetime accomplishments of many world history-makers.

 

Marquis Who's Who in America

ISBN: 9780837970431

A directory of biographical information on America's most notable men and women from every field of endeavor.

 

Marquis Who's Who in the World

ISBN: 9780837911526

Provides instant access to personal profiles - reviewed, revised, and proofread by the listees themselves - providing guaranteed accuracy and immediacy.

 

The American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary

ISBN: 9780618857470

Newly updated, The American Heritage(R) Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition, presents some 20,000 terms that appear in text messages, chatrooms, Web sites, sports statistics, travel brochures, airports, personal ads, and countless other places in a world where shorthand is the true universal language.

 

The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms

ISBN: 9780547676586

The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings of idioms, including phrasal verbs such as "kick back", proverbs such as "too many cooks spoil the broth", interjections such as "tough beans", and figures of speech such as "elephant in the room".

 

The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language

ISBN: 9780547041018

This fifth edition has entries for over 10,000 new words and terms, offers the latest research on word origins and meanings, and provides guidelines on accurate usage.

 

The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

ISBN: N/A

An authoritative insight into the worlds of science and technology, history, geography, politics and the arts.

 

The Macquarie Dictionary

ISBN: 9781876429898

This record of Australian English features headwords with subsidiary headwords, definitions, and encyclopedic entries for people and places.

 

Lives of American Women: Betsy Mix Cowles

ISBN: 9780813347714

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.

 

Lives of American Women: Shirley Chisholm

ISBN: 9780813347691

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.

 

The Seafaring Dictionary: Terms, Idioms and Legends of the Past and Present

ISBN: 9780786442669

This dictionary defines and discusses more than 9000 nautical terms, abbreviations, slang expressions, customs and events, including terms now grown obsolete. Tables add detail about wind and wave measurements, notations, signals, navigation rules, rank and ratings.

Geography(top)

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Geography Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578592159

From discovering why every map is distorted to why Rhode Island is called an island even though it?s not, this comprehensive reference simplifies geography in an approachable question-and-answer format. All aspects of the discipline are covered, including physical, economic, political, and cultural geography.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand the Middle East (since 1945)

ISBN: 9781444105216

Understand the Middle East (since 1945) examines the origins and development of the events which have dominated the headlines for the last six decades.

 

The Tourism Society's Dictionary for the Tourism Industry

ISBN: 9781845934491

This dictionary is a handy reference covering everyday terms used within the tourism, travel, leisure and airline sectors. The dictionary provides an overview of terminology used within these global industries, complete with explanations for industry-specific terms and helpful annotated diagrams to illustrate travel related information, such as seating plans and airline tickets.

History (top)

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z American History

ISBN: 9780764142581

Barron's E-Z American History, a one-volume summary of American history, cites all important names and dates.

 

American Constitutional Law: The Bill of Rights and Subsequent Amendments

ISBN: 9780813347479

American Constitutional Law provides a comprehensive account of the nations defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, this text puts current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish.

 

American Constitutional Law: The Structure of Government

ISBN: 9780813347455

American Constitutional Law provides a comprehensive account of the nations defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, this text puts current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish.

 

Constitutional Amendments

ISBN: 9781592379996

This thought-provoking and interesting text provides a complete examination of each of the United States' 27 Constitutional Amendments. From the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, to slavery, to the voting rights of women, this text illustrates how the US Constitution has changed since its ratification in 1789

 

Every Day of the Civil War: A Chronological Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9780786444649

Although the book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish. During the course of the saga, the book also chronicles the life spans of more than 600 Union and Confederate vessels, documenting when possible the time of each vessels acquisition, commissioning, major engagements, and decommissioning. Seven appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients from 1863 to 1865.

 

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

ISBN: 9780313386701

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this title is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life.

 

The Evolution Wars: A Guide to the Debates

ISBN: 9781592372881

The Evolution Wars draws on history, science, and philosophy to examine the development of evolutionary thought through the past two and a half centuries.

 

The Hutchinson Chronology of World History

ISBN: N/A

A chronology of world history through 2013.

 

The Reader's Companion to American History

ISBN: 9780547561349

The Reader's Companion to American History offers a fresh, absorbing portrait of the United States from the origins of its native peoples to the nation's complex identity in the 1990s. Covering political, economic, cultural, and social history, and combining hundreds of short descriptive entries with longer evaluative articles, the encyclopedia is informative, engaging, and a pleasure to read.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578592180

From Tyrannosaurs to Stegosaurs, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on Earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy History Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578593729

A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts and compelling stories recounts the revolutionary ideas, acts, and inventions that have changed the world from the Stone Age through the 21st century.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Presidents Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578593170

Offering an engaging overview of the U.S. presidency and all past presidents, this valuable tome asks a variety of questions, from the trivial to the topical, that further expands one's understanding of America's highest office.

 

Hidden Realms, Lost Civilizations, and Beings from Other Worlds

ISBN: 9781578591756

Claims of supernatural realms, parallel worlds, and lost civilizations are put to the test in this well-researched guide to the unexplained.

 

Rourke's Complete History of Our Presidents Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9781618107411

Rourke's Complete History of Our Presidents brings to life every president that has served the United States from Washingtonto Obama.

 

Samurai Battles

ISBN: 9780785823797

Brilliantly illustrated with maps and period illustrations of the battles and people concerned, this book will inform and elucidate the complexities of Japanese history.

 

Samurai Swords

ISBN: 9780785825630

This project looks at the weaponry of Samurai men and women over the centuries with specifically commissioned photography of reenactors wearing and museum-quality clothing and weaponry.

 

Samurai: An Illustrated History

ISBN: 9780804832878

For 700 years Japanese civilization was dominated by a single warrior caste. This project looks at arms, armor and costumes of Samurai men and women over the centuries with specially commissioned photography of reenactors wearing museum-quality clothing.

 

Teach Yourself: History & Politics: Understand Greek Civilization

ISBN: 9781444163438

Understand Greek Civilization introduces you to this extraordinary time in history. It begins with a tour of Greece and uses real sights that you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Irish History

ISBN: 9781444105230

Understand Irish History is a comprehensive guide to a fascinating history. You will explore Irish reformation and restoration, culture, religion and society as well as more recent conflicts and their impact.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Scottish History

ISBN: 9781444112276

With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point.

 

The History of Canada

ISBN: 9781592376100

This beautifully written narrative history paints a magnificent picture of the second largest nation on earth.

 

The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead

ISBN: 9781578592814

This book explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject.

 

U.S. Constitution and You

ISBN: 9780764147944

Written in terms kids can understand, this revised and updated book explains what the United States Constitution does, and describes how it affects and protects people today.

Language (top)

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z American Sign Language

ISBN: 9780764144585

This heavily illustrated, self-teaching guide to ASL-American Sign Language-is useful both for the deaf and for those men and women who teach or work among deaf people.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z French

ISBN: 9780764144554

E-Z French instructs students with little or no prior knowledge of the language in informal conversational French.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Spanish

ISBN: 9780764141294

E-Z Spanish presents a beginner's introduction to speaking, understanding, and writing in Spanish, with emphasis on oral proficiency. All stories and exercises have been modernized.

 

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences

ISBN: 9780521866897

The volume is aimed at readers who have an interest in some aspect of language science but wish to learn more about the broad range of ideas, findings, practices, and prospects that constitute this rapidly expanding field, a field arguably at the center of current research on the human mind and human society.

 

The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

ISBN: 9781107007710

This comprehensive handbook is an authoritative survey of second language acquisition (SLA). Its multi-perspective synopsis on recent developments in SLA research provides significant contributions by established experts and widely recognized younger talent.

 

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.

 

Dictionary of Untranslatables

ISBN: 9780691138701

This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z English

ISBN: 9780764142604

E-Z English demonstrates the process of translating coherent thinking into coherent grammar, with attention to all parts of speech, verb tenses and moods.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Grammar

ISBN: 9780764142611

E-Z Grammar is written primarily for high school seniors and college freshmen and emphasizes the simple logic underlying correct grammar and clear expression. The author covers all parts of speech and correct sentence structure.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Spanish Grammar

ISBN: 9780764142499

This self-teaching textbook for language students focuses on correct grammatical construction and word usage in Spanish. Covered in detail are parts of speech, verb tenses, regular and irregular verbs, sentence structure, interrogative sentences, the conditional and subjunctive moods, and more. The book is filled with practice exercises and answers.

Literature   (top)

 

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

ISBN: 9780550102454

Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.

 

Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context

ISBN: 9780826477767

Reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins. Coverage includes the practices of Elizabethan actors and script writers: methods of characterization; gesture, blocking and choreography, including music, dance and fighting; actors' rhetorical interaction with audiences; and use of costumes, stage props, and make-up.

Medicine and Health (top)

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Anatomy and Physiology

ISBN: 9780764144684

The authors of E-Z Anatomy and Physiology present an extensive review of the human body's structural framework and describe how it functions.

 

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.

 

Harvard Medical School Commentaries on Health

ISBN: N/A

Commentaries written by Harvard physicians on the questions that people face every day related to fitness, nutrition, parenting, heart health, mental health, men's and women's health.

 

Harvard Medical School Guides

ISBN: N/A

Single-topic, in-depth reports from Harvard Medical School.

 

Harvard Medical School Health Topics A-Z

ISBN: N/A

In-depth descriptions of the most common diseases, symptoms, procedures, and tests written by Harvard Medical School faculty members.

 

Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports

ISBN: N/A

Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports provide thorough insight into common conditions, diseases, and wellness issues. Each report focuses on a specific health concern and provides helpful tips for readers to further understand how to address and improve their health.

 

Mosby's Dental Dictionary

ISBN: 9780323100120

Designed for use by the entire dental team, Mosby's Dental Dictionary includes more than 10,000 terms and 300 full-color illustrations.

 

SAGE Key Concepts Series: Key Concepts in Health Studies

ISBN: 9781848606739

Key Concepts in Health Studies provides a much needed guide to the central concepts used across the subject, and offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the core topics, theories and debates. Drawing together the fundamentals within the disciplines of health, nursing, and social policy this book is an ideal text both for students studying health in a range of academic fields, and for health and social care practitioners.

 

SAGE Key Concepts Series: Key Concepts in Healthcare Education

ISBN: 9781849200097

Key Concepts in Healthcare Education is a guide to the key theories, issues, and practical considerations involved in healthcare education in the 21st century. It is aimed at those studying to be educators in both academic and practice settings, as well as supporting the continuing professional development of more experienced lecturers and practice educators. The book can be used as a reference source, a platform for further study and an essential text.

 

SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Palliative Care

ISBN: 9781848608726

Key Concepts in Palliative Care provides just this in a compact, fifty-concept guide to the field. Taking account of the government's "End of Life Care Strategy", contributors set out the key issues affecting practice across a range of health and social care contexts.

 

Teen Health Series: Alcohol Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780813137

Alcohol Information for Teens, 3rd Edition, describes ways alcohol can affect mental and physical health and discusses the special vulnerabilities of the teen brain. The concerns of teens who live with an alcoholic relative are also addressed, and information about treatment and recovery is provided.

 

The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

ISBN: 9780826137357

This interdisciplinary clinical reference encompasses hundreds of current entries on a broad range of topics related to geriatrics and geriatric care across multiple health care disciplines. The third edition reflects the many advances in geriatrics that have occurred since the publication of the second edition in 2006. It contains the updated, evidence-based contributions of more than 260 nationally recognized geriatric healthcare professionals regarding elder-care concerns relating to society, community, caregiving, and the individual.

 

Webster's New World Medical Dictionary

ISBN: 9780470189283

Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, Third Edition will help you understand and communicate your medical needs when it matters the most. Written by doctors and the experts at WebMD, this edition includes 8500 entries, including 500 new terms, a vitamin appendix, and a companion website to give you access to medical language.

 

Teen Health Series: Allergy Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780812888

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about allergies, including facts about treating and preventing allergic reactions and complications, and tips for coping with allergies at home and school.

 

Teen Health Series: Asthma Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780810860

Comprehensive information about various forms of asthma, factors that may contribute to the development of asthma, and common asthma triggers.

 

Teen Health Series: Cancer Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780813199

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about cancer risk factors, prevention, and treatment, along with tips for coping with cancer at home and school, and helping a friend or family member who has cancer.

 

Teen Health Series: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780813113

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about diverse medical systems and therapies used together with or in place of conventional medicine.

 

Teen Health Series: Diabetes Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780812185

Comprehensive information about the various types of diabetes, management of the disease, and ways to avoid its potential long-term consequences. Gives coping tips for teens in dealing with emotional aspects of the disease and integrating its management into daily life.

 

Teen Health Series: Diet Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780811560

Health tips about nutrition fundamentals and eating plans, including facts about vitamins, minerals, food additives, and weight-related concerns.

 

Teen Health Series: Drug Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780811546

Comprehensive information about drug use, abuse, and addiction, describing the physical and psychological effects of drugs and chemicals that are commonly abused.

 

Teen Health Series: Eating Disorders Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780812697

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about causes, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders, along with tips for healthy eating.

 

Teen Health Series: Fitness Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780812673

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about maintaining health through physical activity, including facts about preventing injury and overcoming obstacles to fitness.

 

Teen Health Series: Mental Health Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780813212

Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, warning signs, and symptoms of mental health disorders, along with facts about treatment approaches and tips for teens on coping with stress, building self-esteem, and maintaining mental wellness.

 

Teen Health Series: Pregnancy Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780812208

Comprehensive information on teen pregnancy, including the associated risks for mother and child.

 

Teen Health Series: Sexual Health Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780811553

Comprehensive information about sexual issues todays teens face. Describes reproductive anatomy and the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty and emerging sexuality.

 

Teen Health Series: Skin Health Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780813175

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about acne, infections, and other skin conditions, with facts about skin cancer prevention and tips for taking care of the skin, nails, and hair.

 

Teen Health Series: Sports Injuries Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780812659

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about sports-related injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

 

Teen Health Series: Stress Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780813151

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about common causes of stress, the effects of stress on the body and mind, and coping strategies.

 

Teen Health Series: Suicide Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780810884

Provides basic consumer health information for teens about suicide risk factors, warning signs, intervention and treatment, and prevention strategies.

 

Teen Health Series: Tobacco Information for Teens

ISBN: 9780780811539

Provides basic consumer health information for teens on tobacco use, addiction, and related diseases, along with tips for quitting smoking.

 

Your Babycare Bible

ISBN: 9781904760511

The most authoritative and up-to-date source book on caring for babies from birth to age three, created by a team of experts in paediatrics, nutrition, psychology and development

Philosophy (top)

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578592265

Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole.

 

Teach Yourself: Eastern Philosophy

ISBN: 9781444157598

Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy examines key ideas that developed within the ancient civilisations of India and China. It presents a range of philosophies that both inform discussion of personal, moral and social issues and address the fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the place and purpose of human life within it.

Psychology (top)

 

Curriculum Connections Psychology: Abnormal Psychology

ISBN: 9781936333202

This book describes the scientific study of psychological disorders. As well as detailing mental disorders, it examines social attitudes toward them and treatments that have been used through the centuries. Other important issues covered include the way in which the number and type of recognized mental disorders constantly changes, and how psychological difficulties affect a child's learning and social experiences.

 

Curriculum Connections Psychology: Cognitive Development

ISBN: 9781936333172

This book discusses the nature of developmental change from conception to adulthood. It considers the most important theories of cognitive development and examines the ingenious methods developed to measure cognitive abilities in young children. It also investigates perceptual, emotional, social, and memory development.

 

Curriculum Connections Psychology: History of Psychology

ISBN: 9781936333158

This book explores the development of psychology, from its roots in philosophy and natural science to the scientific research of the 19th century. It also charts the emergence and impact of experimental psychology and the development of psychological theories throughout the 20th century.

 

Curriculum Connections Psychology: Intellectual Development

ISBN: 9781936333189

This book explores the workings of the brain, including its ability to identify and interpret important information while discarding other sensory input, and how it stores and retrieves memories. It investigates past and present theories of learning, how we develop language skills and process language, problem solving, and the sources of creativity and inspiration.

 

Curriculum Connections Psychology: The Brain

ISBN: 9781936333165

This book looks at how our understanding of the brain and mind has developed. It describes in detail the workings of the brain, and investigates how our perceptual systems and the brain work to interpret the sensations we experience. The concept of mind and consciousness, and the role that emotions play in both mental health and our everyday lives, are also discussed in detail.

 

Curriculum Connections Psychology: The Individual and Society

ISBN: 9781936333196

This book examines people as individuals and as social animals. It analyzes the notions of personality and intelligence and considers how people relate to and communicate with each other and society. The chapters discuss the types of social interaction and the rules that guide them, as well as the feelings and thoughts that individuals have about society, social situations, and the people around them.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Psychology Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578592234

The Handy Psychology Book covers the fundamentals of psychology, the history of psychology, plus the psychology of money, sex, morality and everyday living.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Decision Making in a Week

ISBN: 9781444180411

Written by Martin Manser, a leading expert on decision making in a business context, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to choose the right path.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Applied Psychology

ISBN: 9781444100877

Understand Applied Psychology covers 18 different areas of applied psychology, explaining how psychologists work in the community as a whole and how psychology is applied to working life and broader aspects of living.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Child Development

ISBN: 9781444137996

Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this guide takes readers through physical, cognitive, moral, and behavioral aspects of a childs development. It covers key figures such as Piaget, Freud, and Bowlby as well as looking at the work of more contemporary theorists.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Counselling

ISBN: 9781444100884

Understand Counselling will give you a clear understanding of the main counselling theories and help you develop vital counselling skills. It will introduce you to the three main branches of counselling--psychodynamic therapy, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy - and familiarize you with the key features of each one.

Religion (top)

 

Ancient Christian Texts: Commentaries on Genesis 1-3

ISBN: 9780830829071

The church fathers displayed considerable interest in the early chapters of Genesis, and often wrote detailed commentaries or preached series of homilies on the Hexameron--the Six Days of Creation. This volume of Ancient Christian Texts offers a first-time English translation of Severian of Gabala's In cosmogoniam and a fresh translation of a portion of Bede the Venerable's Libri quatuor in principium Genesis.

 

Ancient Christian Texts: Commentary on John: Volume 1

ISBN: 9780830829118

David Maxwell renders a service to students of patristics and New Testament studies alike. The first complete English translation of Cyril of Alexandria's Commentary on John since the nineteenth century, this volume unveils one of the brightest lights in the Alexandrian tradition.

 

Ancient Christian Texts: Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus imperfectum): Volume 1

ISBN: 9780830829019

Despite some gaps in coverage, the Incomplete Commentary on Matthew has long been prized for its early and lengthy exposition of the Gospel of Matthew. Thomas Aquinas noted that he would rather have a complete copy of the Incomplete Commentary on Matthew than to be mayor of Paris. The commentary, which is of sufficient length to require 2 volumes in translation, is offered here for the first time in English translation and is designed for pastors, teachers, students and lay people interested in the early church's interpretation of Matthew's Gospel.

 

Ancient Christian Texts: Latin Commentaries on Revelation

ISBN: 9780830829095

In this volume of the Ancient Christian Texts series, William Weinrich renders a particular service to readers interested in ancient commentary on the Apocalypse by drawing together significant Latin commentaries from Victorinus of Petovium, Caesarius of Arles, Apringius of Beja and Bede the Venerable.

 

Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America

ISBN: 9781592372980

Extensive A-Z entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today's society.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Religion Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578593798

Clearly and eloquently written by a scholar with more than 40 years of study and teaching experience, The Handy Religion Answer Book is an easy-to-use comparative guide for anyone seeking basic religious literacy and intellectual history.

 

Teach Yourself: Catholicism: An Introduction

ISBN: 9781444105124

This is a complete guide to the oldest institution in the Western world the Catholic Church. Explore the essential beliefs and practices of the religion and delve into its long and fascinating history.

 

Teach Yourself: Islam: An Introduction

ISBN: 9781444103472

Islam - an Introduction is a complete guide to the history, beliefs, and practicalities of this often misunderstood faith. Fully updated, it also addresses the key questions currently surrounding the religion, including women's rights, terrorism and fundamentalism, to give you a better understanding of Islam in the world today.

 

Teach Yourself: Judaism: An Introduction

ISBN: 9781444103489

This book is a concise guide to the history, beliefs and practices of this major world faith. Covering all the key aspects of Judaism, including the impact of the Holocaust and the significance of Israel on Jewish self-understanding, gain real insight into what it means to be Jewish today.

 

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

ISBN: 9780691157863

With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism.

Science and Mathematics (top)

 

Curriculum Connections: 21st Century Science: Chemistry

ISBN: 9781781210888

This title covers all the different aspects of chemistry and shows, in practical terms, how chemistry affects our lives.

 

Curriculum Connections: 21st Century Science: Energy and Matter

ISBN: 9781781210901

Introduces the studies of forces and matter, discussing new theories and discoveries in thermodynamics, electricity, sound waves, radiation, and nuclear energy.

 

Curriculum Connections: 21st Century Science: Genetics

ISBN: 9781781210918

Describes the principles of molecular biology and genetics, including information on DNA, genetic engineering, sexual and asexual reproduction, and cloning.

 

Curriculum Connections: 21st Century Science: Living Organisms

ISBN: 9781781210925

From sound energy and the light spectrum to genetic coding and patterns of inheritance, topics in this series expand on the history of science in the 21st century and examine what they may hold for the future.

 

Curriculum Connections: 21st Century Science: The Earth

ISBN: 9781781210895

Discusses geology and the Earth sciences, including plate tectonics, geological ages, global climate, weather patterns, and biomes.

 

Curriculum Connections: 21st Century Science: The Universe

ISBN: 9781781210932

Discusses astronomy and cosmology, including big bang theories, the formation of galaxies, the different types of stars, black holes, and the solar system.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Algebra

ISBN: 9780764142574

E-Z Algebra includes general rules for dealing with numbers, equations, negative numbers and integers, fractions and rational numbers, exponents, roots and real numbers, algebraic expressions, functions, graphs, systems of two equations, quadratic equations, circles, ellipses, parabolas, polynomials, numerical series, permutations, combinations, the binomial formula, proofs by mathematical induction, exponential functions and logarithms, simultaneous equations and matrices, and imaginary numbers.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Biology

ISBN: 9780764141348

E-Z Biology covers the cell, bacteria and viruses, fungi, plants, invertebrates, chordates, Homo Sapiens, heredity, genetics and biotechnology, evolution, and ecology.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Business Mathematics

ISBN: 9780764142598

E-Z Business Mathematics reviews arithmetic skills as they apply to business records and functions. Topics reviewed include fractions, decimals, calculating percentages, the fundamentals of statistics and business graphics, measurements in the English and metric systems, and applications of mathematics to banking, investing, loans, and operating a business.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Calculus

ISBN: 9780764144615

E-Z Calculus tells an entertaining story about travels in the fictional land of Carmorra. In the process he introduces a series of problems and solves them by applying principles of calculus.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Chemistry

ISBN: 9780764141287

E-Z Chemistry covers all important chemistry topics, from atomic structure and chemical formulas to electrochemistry and the basics of organic chemistry.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Geometry

ISBN: 9780764139185

E-Z Geometry covers the "how" and "why" of geometry, with examples, exercises, and solutions throughout, plus hundreds of drawings, graphs, and tables.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Math

ISBN: 9780764141324

E-Z Math reviews whole numbers, fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, word problems, probability, and statistics.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Microbiology

ISBN: 9780764144561

E-Z Microbiology transforms a difficult subject into ideas that every attentive student can understand. Important topics covered include: the microbial world, cellular chemistry, observing microbes through a microscope, microbial growth and reproduction, microbial genetics, bacteria, fungi and protozoa, viruses, the disease process, epidemiology, antimicrobial drugs, practical applications of immunology, infectious diseases, and many others.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Physics

ISBN: 9780764141263

E-Z Physics covers motion, forces, energy, heat, wave motion, noise and music, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, the properties of light, and an introduction to nuclear physics.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Pre-Algebra

ISBN: 9781438000114

E-Z Pre-Algebra presents everything students need to prepare themselves for an algebra class. Separate chapters focus on fractions, integers, ratios, proportions, expressions, equations, inequalities, graphing, statistics and probability basics, word problems, and more.

 

Easy Way Series: E-Z Trigonometry

ISBN: 9780764142512

E-Z Trigonometry explains angles and triangles, and demonstrates the solutions to right triangle problems.

 

Environmental History and Global Change: A Dictionary of Environmental History

ISBN: 9781845114626

An introduction to the discipline is followed by almost 1,000 entries covering key terminology, events, places, dates, topics, as well as the major personalities in the history of the discipline.

 

Facts at your Fingertips: Introducing Chemistry: Atoms, Molecules, and States of Matter

ISBN: 9781781211007

In this book, the detailed structure and properties of atoms (the building blocks of matter) are described, including how they bond to produce various types of molecules.

 

Facts at your Fingertips: Introducing Chemistry: Chemical Reactions

ISBN: 9781781211014

Describes the processes of chemical reactions, how energy and heat are involved, and what factors may affect the speed of reaction.

 

Facts at your Fingertips: Introducing Chemistry: Metals

ISBN: 9781781211021

Introduces the periodic table and describes the basic characteristics of metals along with detailed descriptions of their atomic structure, reactivity, properties, discovery, sources and uses.

 

Facts at your Fingertips: Introducing Chemistry: Nonmetals

ISBN: 9781781211038

Introduces nonmetals, from hydrogen to the noble gases, and offers experiments for practical investigation.

 

Facts at your Fingertips: Introducing Chemistry: Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

ISBN: 9781781211045

The science that studies these is organic chemistry, and the study of chemical reactions in living organisms is biochemistry. This book, part of a new series that introduces the essentials of chemistry, looks at these vital subjects.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: World of Endangered Animals: Africa

ISBN: 9781781210796

Takes a look at the endangered animals in Africa and how to save them.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: World of Endangered Animals: Australia and Southeast Asia

ISBN: 9781781210789

Examines the many species of Australia and Southeast Asia and the endangered populations of these animals.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: World of Endangered Animals: Europe

ISBN: 9781781210765

Provides an examination of endangered animals within Europe and the measures needed to protect them.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: World of Endangered Animals: North and South America

ISBN: 9781781210758

Describes various animals in North and South America that are endangered and at risk of becoming extinct.

 

Facts at Your Fingertips: World of Endangered Animals: South and Central Asia

ISBN: 9781781210772

Offers a look into the endangered species of South and Central Asia and what the human population can do to preserve animals in this area.

 

Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

ISBN: 9781781210994

With lush color photographs and lavishly detailed illustrations, this encyclopedia presents a striking abundance of information at a glance. Also noteworthy is the scholarly text, a comprehensive overview of these frequently studied phyla.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Math Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578593736

In an engaging, easy-to-follow, question-and-answer format, everyday math concepts are tackled and explained in plain English (with a little help from numbers and formulas) to help enlighten you regardless of your comfort level with math.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Physics Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578593057

Completely updated to tackle the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Science Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578593217

From the inner workings of the human body to the farthest reaches of the universe, The Handy Science Answer Book by The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh explains intriguing scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Weather Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578592210

All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered.

 

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: 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.

 

Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds

ISBN: 9781781210970

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds is a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated reference to the world's birds. Accessibly written by renowned biologists and conservationists, and illustrated in color throughout, the book provides authoritative and systematic accounts of every bird family, covering form and function, distribution, diet, social behavior, breeding biology, and conservation and status.

 

Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals

ISBN: 9781781210987

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the most comprehensive and accessible reference book on mammals available. Unsurpassed in scope and stunningly illustrated, this book covers every known living species, from aardvarks to zorros.

 

Teach Yourself: Algebra: A Complete Introduction

ISBN: 9781444191066

Algebra--A Complete Introduction provides everything you need to broaden your skills and gain confidence. Assuming only a basic level of arithmetic, this carefully graded and progressive book guides you through the basic principles of the subject with the help of exercises and fully worked examples.

 

Teach Yourself: Geology: The Key Ideas

ISBN: 9781444103120

Understand Geology is a definitive introduction to the nature and workings of the Earth. Extensively illustrated it covers everything from earthquakes and plate tectonics to the formation of rocks and minerals.

 

Teach Yourself: Mathematics: A Complete Introduction

ISBN: 9781444191004

Mathematics--A Complete Introduction provides an invaluable, step-by-step introduction to the subject. Packed full of worked examples and useful exercises, it will guide you through the essentials quickly and easily, giving you the knowledge you need to gain math confidence.

 

Teach Yourself: Statistics: A Complete Introduction

ISBN: 9781444191172

Statistics--A Complete Introduction is a straightforward introduction to the principles of this vital field of mathematics. You don't have to have much knowledge on the subject as this book will walk you through it step-by-step. With examples from a wide variety of everyday contexts, this book makes even complex concepts and techniques easy for you to grasp.

 

Teach Yourself: Trigonometry: A Complete Introduction

ISBN: 9781444191141

Trigonometry--A Complete Introduction is the ideal handbook of this complex subject. Offering a complete introduction, with fully worked examples and carefully paced exercises at every level, you will progress steadily from the basics to more advanced skills and gain new confidence in your abilities.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Calculus

ISBN: 9781444102765

This is a comprehensive introduction to calculus that will help you to progress to an advanced level. It offers a carefully graded series of lessons that introduce the basic concepts of differentiation and integration, and helps you to achieve understanding through clearly worked examples, diagrams and exercises.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Physics

ISBN: 9781444103090

This title introduces the primary topics in Physics and guides readers to understand basic principles and applications.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Science

ISBN: 9781444114812

Broken down into short, easy-to-digest sections it covers everything from evolution and cell biology to star formation and plate tectonics. Including sections on what technology may allow us to do in the future, and even looking at when science has gone bad, Understand Science will change the way you see the world around you.

 

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

ISBN: 9780521195317

This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors, and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. The wealth of information it provides about the history of evolutionary thought makes it a crucial resource for understanding the controversies that surround evolution today.

 

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology

ISBN: 9780521790802

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology is a major reference work for all those interested in the identification of disease in human remains.

 

The Princeton Guide to Evolution

ISBN: 9780691149776

The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions.

 

U.S. Land & Natural Resources Policy: A Public Issues Handbook

ISBN: 9781592376841

A comprehensive overview of the policy debates surrounding U.S. public lands and the natural resources they contain. This greatly expanded sencond edition traces the origin and evolution of policy, the current debate and future direction of land and natural resources policy.

 

Unexplained! Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena

ISBN: 9781578593446

An authoritative, intelligent, and well-reasoned examination of strange artifacts and events that have long perplexed scientists, Unexplained! is an award-winning exposition of the strange and mysterious.

 

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

ISBN: 9780124158450

The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, third edition includes fifty-seven chapters from over seventy five eminent authors who review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions, making this the definitive solar system reference.

 

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.

 

The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography

ISBN: N/A

Provides an authoritative and accessible look at the lives of the men and women who have shaped science.

Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, and Sports (top)

 

500 Ballparks

ISBN: 9781607102939

500 Ballparks celebrates the uniqueness of our national pastime's parks, stadiums, and fields.

 

African American Almanac

ISBN: 9781578593231

The most complete and affordable single-volume reference of African American culture available today, this almanac is a unique and valuable resource devoted to illustrating and demystifying the moving, difficult, and often lost history of black life in America.

 

Arab Cultural Studies: Mapping the Field

ISBN: 9781848855588

This title reflects and engages in an interdisciplinary discussion on the different facets of Arab cultural studies, including gender, economy, history, epistemology, language, method, politics, literary and cultural criticism, institutionalization, popular culture, creativity and much more.

 

Atlas of Human Rights

ISBN: 9780520261235

This timely book addresses the implications of this trend, revealing human rights inequities from nation to nation and the consequences of these inequities worldwide. Inspired by the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Andrew Fagan considers the nature of the state, national identity, and citizenship.

 

Conspiracies and Secret Societies

ISBN: 9781578593682

Separating fact from fiction, this compelling work provides gripping details and presents the information without bias, including hundreds of individuals, organizations, and events where official claims and standard explanations of actions and events remain shrouded in mystery.

 

The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shape-Shifting Beings

ISBN: 9781578593675

Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast.

 

Dictionary of Leisure Studies

ISBN: 9781412919951

This is the first full length dictionary of Leisure Studies. It examines the key concepts, assesses the work of central figures, and helps students zero-in on essential issues and conceptual distinctions.

 

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.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents)

ISBN: 9781578592197

The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) comes to the rescue. It addresses nearly 800 queries with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done.

 

Handy Answer: The Handy Law Answer Book

ISBN: 9781578592173

Combining practical legal tips with an exhaustive overview of the law in the United States, this comprehensive reference answers more than 1,200 questions ranging from "Where did the word tort come from?" and "How are state court judges selected?" to "Where did the first U.S. Supreme Court meet?" Useful advice includes how to find a lawyer; how to file a complaint against a lawyer; how to document discrimination in the workplace; and how to handle oneself in court.

 

Introduction to Security

ISBN: 9780123850577

Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety of positions.

 

Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine: America, Britain and Australia Compared

ISBN: 9780230320444

This title poses sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations, and offers an in-depth, historical study of one of the largest specialities of the discipline of sociology - the sociology of health and medicine - across three countries: the United States of America, Britain and Australia.

 

Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9781604724219

Explore the lives of Native American's past and present in Rourke's Native American History & Culture Encyclopedia.

 

SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Body and Society

ISBN: 9781847875440

This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon.

 

SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities

ISBN: 9781848606357

Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to "dip in" and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.

 

SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Sport Management

ISBN: 9781412928427

Sharp, clear and relevant this book meets the needs of those studying and researching within the growing discipline of sport management. The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport.

 

Statistical Encyclopedia of North American Professional Sports

ISBN: 9780786432943

This reference work, updated since the 1997 edition, provides comprehensive information on the major professional leagues in North Americ--baseball, basketball, football, hockey and soccer. Arranged chronologically, the entries for each league in each sport include individual statistical leaders, championship results, major rules changes, winners of major awards, and hall of fame inductees.

 

Teach Yourself: Planning Your Career in a Week

ISBN: 9781444159226

Written by Wendy Hirsh and Charles Jackson, leading experts on career planning, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order work your way to where you want to be.

 

Teach Yourself: Succeeding at Interviews in a Week

ISBN: 9781444159257

Written by Alison Straw and Mo Shapiro, leading experts on interviews as both coaches and practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to perform brilliantly when interviewed.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Job Hunting In A Week

ISBN: 9781444159318

Written by Pat Scudamore and Hilton Catt, leading experts on job hunting as both a coachwa and HR practitioners, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order find the right job for you.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful Public Speaking in a Week

ISBN: 9781444186260

Write a speech to which people will want to listen that is well-researched, uses stimulating content and is tailored to the needs of the audience.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Humanism

ISBN: 9781444103502

This guide teaches you everything you need to know about humanism, from it's ancient origins and key figures, to humanist answers to pressing modern issues, like climate change and identity politics.

 

Teach Yourself: Understand Politics

ISBN: 9781444105223

Focusing on the institutions of government and the political systems operating in liberal democratic states, this book will give you an understanding of the operations of these political systems, the key political themes and the differences that exist between them.

 

The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine

ISBN: 9781845208011

A concise yet wide-ranging exploration of the cultural underpinnings of non-biomedical healing.

 

The New Cultural Atlas of The Islamic World

ISBN: 9781781210949

This informative reference book uses specially drawn maps to explain how Muslim society, culture, and history rose in the second millennium to have a fully global significance.

 

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.

 

2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook

ISBN: N/A

Contains extensive information on all occupations.

 

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

ISBN: 9781598847208

This exhaustive and compellingly readable reference work offers alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre.

 

Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

ISBN: 9781578594016

This book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and first-person encounters with the supernatural.

 

Alien Mysteries, Conspiracies and Cover-Ups

ISBN: 9781578594184

Surprises, twists, and turns await you as you follow the investigations into more than 100 sightings, events, and discoveries of alien encounters, government conspiracies, and the influence of extraterrestrials on human events throughout history.

 

Global Environmental Politics

ISBN: 9780813348964

For more than twenty years, Global Environmental Politics has provided an up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the world’s most pressing environmental issues, and this new edition continues the tradition.

 

SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care

ISBN: 9781849204019

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care, Cathy Nutbrown's second edition, explains the key ideas and issues in Early Childhood clearly and concisely, keeping students up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.

 

The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Diplomacy

ISBN: 9780230302990

Indispensable for students of diplomacy and junior members of diplomatic services, this dictionary not only covers diplomacy's jargon but also includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations, e-Diplomacy, and major figures who have occupied the diplomatic scene or have written about it over the last half millennium.

 

The Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives 2014

ISBN: N/A

Selected entries from the Wisden Cricketer's Almanack featuring biographies of the cricketers of yesteryear.

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3D A-to-Z: An Encyclopedic Dictionary

ISBN: 9780786468249

This encyclopedic dictionary offers a definitive compilation of information on the art and science of stereoscopic 3D, including still and moving images; film and digital image acquisition; production, post-production, distribution, and exhibition; and human visual perception.

 

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: Land and Water Transportation

ISBN: 9781936333424

This book looks at the technological advances that have made all this possible-and the inventors whose inspiration has helped shape our world.

 

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: 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.

 

Teach Yourself: Successful SEO and Search Marketing in a Week

ISBN: 9781444185942

Understand the functions of the major search engines and what SEO and Search Marketing are and what they do.

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