2015 Content Update Summary

There were 110 new or updated Academic Core and Academic Core with Backfile titles released in the year 2015; see below for details. There were also nine titles retired at the publisher's request. If you subscribe to one of these packages, see a full title list in your Admin account (log-in required), or check it out on our corporate site. We also offer a spreadsheet of 2015's new, updated, and retired titles upon request to support@credoreference.com.

 

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Art, Architecture, and Performing Arts   (top)

 

100 Ideas that Changed Architecture

ISBN: 9781856697323

This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture explores when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.

 

100 Ideas that Changed Art

ISBN: 9781856697958

From the earliest cave paintings through to the internet and street art, this inspiring book chronicles the 100 most influential ideas that have shaped the world of art.

 

100 Ideas that Changed Fashion

ISBN: 9781856697330

100 Ideas that Changed Fashion chronicles the most influential fashion ideas through which womenswear has evolved, offering a unique and engaging perspective on the subject.

 

100 Ideas that Changed Film

ISBN: 9781856697934

This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped film since its inception. The ideas include innovative concepts, technologies, techniques and movements, from the silent era's masterpieces to today's blockbusters and art house movies, these highly illustrated pages are a chance to rediscover films from five continents.

 

100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design

ISBN: 9781856697941

This book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).

 

100 Ideas that Changed Photography

ISBN: 9781856697965

This compelling book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped photography from the invention of the daguerreotype in the early 19th century up to the digital revolution and beyond.

 

100 Ideas that Changed Street Style

ISBN: 9781780673417

100 Ideas that Changed Street Style is a look-by-look dissection of the key ideas that changed the way we dress -- from the middle of the 20th century to the present day -- explaining the most iconic items of clothing and how they were worn, what the look was born of, its cultural background, how it was received, and how it still resonates in fashion today.

 

Animation

ISBN: 9781780670973

From scriptwriting through to production, this introduction to animation for students surveys key technical processes and examines a variety of stylistic approaches.

 

Bridgeman Images: The Bridgeman Art Library

ISBN: N/A

A unique and comprehensive collection of art masterpieces of all varieties: historical, European, Asian, American, and more.

 

Fashion Design

ISBN: 9781856696197

This book offers a thorough grounding in the principles of fashion design, describing the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examining the varied career opportunities available and giving a balanced inside view of the fashion business today.

 

Film Quotations: 11,000 Lines Spoken on Screen, Arranged by Subject, and Indexed

ISBN: 9780786474066

From the classics to the B slasher movies, over 11,000 quotes are arranged in this unique reference.

 

Footwear Design

ISBN: 9781856697453

Aki Choklat explores the footwear design process, explaining the differences between the anatomy of the foot and the anatomy of a shoe, showing how one constrains the other, before moving onto the research and design development processes and the art of creating a complete collection.

 

Handbooks in International Art Business: The Art Collector's Handbook: A Guide to Collection Management and Care

ISBN: 9781848220997

This book, probing a number of resources and incorporating advice from top experts in the field, offers guidance on collection management and care, and serves as an important reference guide for collectors and those charged with managing collections.

 

Landscape Architecture: An Introduction

ISBN: 9781780672700

Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practise of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments.

 

National Portrait Gallery Image Collection

ISBN: N/A

Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is "to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and ... to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media". The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world.

 

Product Design

ISBN: 9781856697514

Product Design offers a broad and comprehensive introduction to the field of product design and the key role of product designers. It follows through all the stages and activities involved in the creation of a new product -- from concept design to manufacture, prototyping to marketing.

 

Textile Design

ISBN: 9781856696876

This book offers students and those wishing to enter a career in textile design a basic grounding in its three main disciplines - printed, woven and mixed media.

 

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

ISBN: 9781409425625

From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market.

 

The Design Book

ISBN: 9781780670997

The Design Book brings together the best in contemporary design for the home, presenting a huge range of striking new products: tables and chairs, sofas and beds, storage, kitchens and bathrooms, tableware, textiles and surfaces, lighting, electronics and more.

Business, Economics, and Finance   (top)

 

Barron's Business Dictionaries: Dictionary of Accounting Terms

ISBN: 9781438002750

The updated edition of this quick-reference short-entry dictionary defines more than 2,500 accounting, auditing, compliance, and tax-related terms. General areas covered include financial accounting and reporting, managerial and cost management, auditing and financial statement analysis, compliance, and information technology (IT) terms.

 

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

ISBN: 9780465060733

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

 

Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms

ISBN: 9781438001401

More than 5,000 terms related to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, banking, tax laws, and transactions in the various financial markets are presented alphabetically with descriptions. The new ninth edition has been updated to take account of new financial regulations and recent dramatic swings in equities, credit, and other financial developments.

 

Palgrave Key Concepts: Key Concepts in Business and Management Research Methods

ISBN: 9780230346000

A detailed yet concise handbook clarifying all the major terms needed for a thorough understanding of key research methodology concepts in business and management. An invaluable guide for students at all levels seeking assistance with projects, research proposals, dissertations and theses; including case studies and suggestions for further reading.

 

Palgrave Key Concepts: Key Concepts in Innovation

ISBN: 9780230244627

A comprehensive glossary providing clear explanations of the major terms in the field of innovation, covering areas such as product development, design and creativity. By simplifying complex terminology and highlighting key debates, this book is an ideal companion for both students and practitioners in the field.

 

Real Estate Concepts: A Handbook

ISBN: 9780415857413

Real Estate Concepts provides built environment students with an easy to use guide to the essential concepts they need to understand in order to succeed in their university courses and future professional careers. Key concepts are arranged, defined and explained by experts in the field to provide the student with a quick and reliable reference throughout their university studies.

 

Routledge Dictionary of Economics

ISBN: 9780415600361

The Routledge Dictionary of Economics, now in its third edition, provides the clearest, most authoritative definition of economic and financial terms available. The book is perfect for students and professionals interested in a broad range of disciplines including Business, Economics, Finance, and Accountancy and all additional subjects where a knowledge of these fields is essential.

 

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility

ISBN: 9780470686508

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility is a unique publication and is the culmination of over a hundred of the world's leading thinkers, opinion formers, academic and business people providing an easy-to-use guide to CSR: from general concepts such as sustainability, stakeholder management, business ethics and human rights to more specific topics such as carbon trading, microfinance, biodiversity, the Base of the Pyramid model and globalisation. In addition to definitions of the most important terms across the wide range of CSR associated topics, this book also covers all the most important codes and guidelines, such as the Equator Principles, the UN Global Compact and ISO standards, as well as providing background on organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Transparency International and profiles of CSR in particular industries and regions.

 

Visual Merchandising

ISBN: 9781856697637

A great introduction for retail students, this book offers a user-friendly reference guide to all aspects of visual merchandising and covers both window dressing and in-store areas. Using examples from a range of shops, from fashion emporia to small outlets, the book offers practical advice on the subject, supported by hints and tips from established visual merchandisers.

Food and Agriculture (top)

 

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

ISBN: 9780444525123

This 3-volume reference work comprehensively covers the important areas of agriculture and food science, covering important methods, practices and ideas in this growing discipline

 

Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink

ISBN: 9781620401606

First published in 1983, John Mariani's Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink has long been the go-to book on all things culinary. In addition to updates on food trends and other changes to American gastronomy since 1999, for the first time the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink will include biographical entries, both historical and contemporary, from Fanny Farmer and Julia Child to the Galloping Gourmet and James Beard to current high-profile players Mario Batali and Danny Meyer, among more than one hundred others.

General Reference   (top)

 

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

ISBN: N/A

From the editors of the Encyclopedia Britannica comes the thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Britannica's most popular publication worldwide. Comprehensive and engaging, the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia has comprehensive coverage on a variety of subjects including, arts, business, geography, history, literature, philosophy, politics, pop culture, science, sports, and more. With an easy-to-use format, pronunciation help, relevant tables, and international maps, this is the reference source that will be used over and over.

 

British Qualifications 2015: A Complete Guide to Professional, Vocational and Academic Qualifications in the United Kingdom

ISBN: 9780749473136

Now in its 45th edition, British Qualifications is the definitive one-volume guide to every qualification on offer in the United Kingdom. With full details of all institutions and organizations involved in the provision of further and higher education, this publication is an essential reference source for careers advisors, students and employers.

 

Collins English Dictionary

ISBN: 9780007522743

Drawn from the Collins Corpus, the largest in the world with more than 4.5 billion words, and combined with a selection of emerging words submitted by the public on collinsdictionary.com, the Collins English Dictionary is a snapshot of real English as it is spoken today around the world.

 

Debrett's People of Today 2015

ISBN: 9780992934804

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.

 

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary

ISBN: 9780780813625

Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary has long been considered the standard reference source for information on holidays and other events. This new edition will include more than 3,300 holidays, festivals, commemorations, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances from all parts of the world-- international, national, regional, and local.

 

Marquis Who Was Who in America 1985-present

ISBN: N/A

Preserves the lifetime accomplishments of many world history-makers.

 

Marquis Who's Who in America

ISBN: 9780837970547

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: 9780837911540

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

 

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law

ISBN: 9780877797197

Over 10,000 entries explain the vocabulary used in legal situations. Entries include definitions pronunciations, and frequent supplementary notes.

 

National Geographic Answer Book: 10,001 Fast Facts About Our World

ISBN: 9781426208928

A multifaceted reference book for the 21st century, the Answer Book will fascinate with up-to-date, authoritative, and endlessly interesting information about the world today. From earth sciences to astronomy, from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures, from ancient history to cutting-edge technology, and including brief descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries of the world, it delivers exactly the kind of quick-dip information that modern readers crave.

 

National Geographic Video Collection

ISBN: 9781583701256

From National Geographic, one of the most trusted names in education, this video collection contains visually-rich and captioned video clips covering a range of disciplines including Astronomy, Anthropology, Atmospheric Science, Botany, Chemistry, Geography, Zoology and more.

 

The Chambers Dictionary

ISBN: 9781473602250

Immerse yourself in the most interesting, authoritative and helpful English dictionary available -- the unrivalled guide for word lovers. Whether youre an avid wordgamer or just enjoy revelling in the quirks and curiosities of the English language, The Chambers Dictionary is your ultimate companion.

 

The Christmas Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9780786468270

This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia covers key topics surrounding the cherished holiday and its traditions.

 

The Columbia Encyclopedia

ISBN: N/A

Provides authoritative factual information about our world in its many guises - physical, historical, geographical, political, scientific, religious, and cultural.

 

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 Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives 2015

ISBN: N/A

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

History   (top)

 

A Concise History of the Middle East

ISBN: 9780813349626

An introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. This book explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the post-9/11 Middle East. The eleventh edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including an expanded and more nuanced discussion of the War on Terrorism and the Arab uprisings, coverage of the rise of ISIS, and a new chapter on the growing environmental problems of the region. In addition, the authors have incorporated new scholarship on the early history to provide a fuller picture of the political shifts and socioeconomic concerns of that time. With updated bibliographical sketches, chronology and glossary, A Concise History of the Middle East remains an essential text for students of Middle East history.

 

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Third Reich

ISBN: 9780786473724

This dictionary gives an enormous amount of basic information on the Third Reich era by listing, and often depicting, German terms connected to Nazism and the Germany of World War II.

 

An Uncommon History of Common Things

ISBN: 9781426204203

From hand tools to holidays to weapons to washing machines, An Uncommon History of Common Things is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history.

 

Ancient Chinese Warfare

ISBN: 9780465021451

In Ancient Chinese Warfare, a preeminent expert on Chinese military history uses recently recovered documents and archaeological findings to construct a comprehensive guide to the developing technologies, strategies, and logistics of ancient Chinese militarism. The result is a definitive look at the tools and methods that won wars and shaped culture in ancient China.

 

Biographical Dictionary of the People's Republic of China

ISBN: 9780786435821

The book documents nearly 600 Chinese individuals who contributed, for better or worse, to the development of Chinese life and culture since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

 

Cold War: An International History

ISBN: 9780813347950

In this accessible, comprehensive retelling, Carole K. Fink provides new insights and perspectives on key events with an emphasis on people, power, and ideas, along with cultural coverage "from the Beetle to the Beatles." Cold War goes beyond US-USSR relations to explore the Cold War from an international perspective, including key events and developments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

 

Encyclopedia of South Africa

ISBN: 9781588267498

This authoritative, comprehensive reference work covers South Africa's history, government and politics, law, society and culture, economy and infrastructure, demography, environment, and more, from the era of human origins to the present.

 

National Geographic Almanac of World History

ISBN: 9781426213915

From the first civilizations to the 21st century this wide-ranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history: great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics, and stories galore.

 

The 2014 Annual Register: World Events 2013

ISBN: 9781615402656

Long considered as essential reading by journalists, politicians, historians and anyone with an interest in current affairs, The Annual Register is a primary source text for historical research and (for the recent and current annuals) a current affairs reference work.

 

The Encyclopedia of The Continental Congress

ISBN: 9781619251755

This two-volume set examines the in-depth history of the first Continental Congress in 1774 and the first Federal Congress in 1789. Coverage dives into the impact and role in the shaping and foundation of early American Society and government.

 

The Hutchinson Chronology of World History

ISBN: N/A

A chronology of world history through 2014.

 

World History Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9781851099290

An unprecedented undertaking by academics reflecting an extraordinary vision of world history, this landmark multivolume encyclopedia focuses on specific themes of human development across cultures era by era, providing the most in-depth, expansive presentation available of the development of humanity from a global perspective. Well-known and widely respected historians worked together to create and guide the project in order to offer the most up-to-date visions available.

Language and Literature   (top)

 

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

ISBN: 9781782976356

Jenny March's acclaimed Dictionary of Classical Mythology, first published in 1998 but long out of print, has been extensively revised and expanded including a completely new set of beautiful line-drawing illustrations for this Oxbow edition. It is a comprehensive A -- Z guide to Greek and Roman mythology. All major myths, legends and fables are here, including gods and goddesses, heroes and villains, dangerous women, legendary creatures and monsters.

 

Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics

ISBN: 9781405152969

David Crystal's A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics has long been the standard single-volume reference for its field. Now available in its sixth edition, it has been revised and updated to reflect the latest terms in the field.

 

Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

ISBN: 9781628921489

The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. In this 9th edition, James Watson and Anne Hill provide a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication that continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives.

 

Good Word Guide

ISBN: n/a

This fully updated edition of the bestselling Good Word Guide offers information and advice on spelling, grammar, punctuation, pronunciation, confusables and the latest buzzwords, and provides clear, straightforward answers to everyday language problems.

 

Routledge Literature Companions: The Routledge Companion to World Literature

ISBN: 9780415570220

In the age of globalization, the category of "World Literature" is increasingly important to academic teaching and research. The Routledge Companion to World Literature offers a comprehensive pathway into this burgeoning and popular field.

 

SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Media and Communications

ISBN: 9781412928229

This book covers the key concepts central to understanding recent developments in media and communications studies. Wide-ranging in scope and accessible in style it sets out a useful, clear map of the important theories, methods, and debates.

Medicine and Health (top)

 

Ask Harvard Medical School Video Series

ISBN: N/A

Ask the Doctor questions answered by Harvard Medical School faculty members.

 

Black's Veterinary Dictionary

ISBN: 9781408175729

Black's Veterinary Dictionary has been a bestseller for over seventy years. It is an essential reference tool for all with a professional or leisure interest in the care of animals.

 

Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology

ISBN: 9781118076514

The Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology, Second Edition is the first comprehensive reference focused on the field's terms, research, history, and people. This authoritative A-to-Z resource covers classical morphological and cytological terms along with those from modern genetics and molecular biology.

 

Dictionary of Medical Terms

ISBN: 9780764147586

A well-known reference guide, Barron's Dictionary of Medical Terms has been valued, used, and highly praised by medical instructors, student nurses, and others in the healthcare professions.

 

Dorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations

ISBN: 9780323340205

Medical acronyms and abbreviations offer convenience, but those countless shortcuts can often be confusing. Now a part of the popular Dorland’s suite of products, this reference features thousands of terms from across various medical specialties.

 

Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book

ISBN: 9780738218212

For a woman faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer, the information available today is vast, uneven, and confusing. For more than two decades, readers have relied on Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book to guide them through this frightening thicket of research and opinion to find the best possible options for their particular situations. This sixth edition explains exciting advances in targeted treatments, hormonal therapies, safer chemotherapy, and immunologic approaches as well as new forms of surgery and radiation. There is extensive guidance for the increasing number of women living for years with metastatic breast cancer. With Dr. Love's warm support, readers can sort the facts from the fads, ask the right questions, and recognize when a second opinion might be wise.

 

Foundations of Wildlife Diseases

ISBN: 9780520276093

Foundations of Wildlife Diseases provides students with a structure for thinking about and understanding infective agents and their interactions with wildlife. Each chapter includes an outline, select definitions and concepts, an overview and summary, and literature cited.

 

National Geographic Complete Guide to Natural Home Remedies: 1,025 Easy Ways to Live Longer, Feel Better, and Enrich Your Life

ISBN: 9781426212604

Created with a nationally recognized advisory board of medical professionals and leading figures in natural healing fields, National Geographic Complete Guide to Natural Home Remedies covers topics ranging from the familiar to the new and promising: from mint tea for a stomachache to onion juice for a bee sting, from using baking soda as a kitchen cleanser to finding quiet in a crowded world, from adding turmeric to fight arthritis to practicing aromatherapy at home.

 

Routledge Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

ISBN: 9780415818940

The Routledge Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine draws on historical and international comparative research to provide a rigorous and thematic examination of the field. It argues that many popular and policy debates are stuck in a polarized and largely asocial discourse, and that interdisciplinary social science perspectives, theorising diversity in the field, provide a much more robust evidence base for policy and practice in the field.

 

The American Heritage Dictionary of Medicine

ISBN: n/a

The brand-new American Heritage Dictionary of Medicine reflects the latest developments in medicine, with entries featuring newly approved medications, advances in genetics and immunology, recent changes in the terminology of diseases and syndromes, and new psychiatric classifications introduced in DSM-5.

Philosophy and Religion   (top)

 

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

ISBN: 9780826479693

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment is the first reference work on this key subject in early American history. With over 500 original essays on key American Enlightenment figures, it provides a comprehensive account to complement the intense scholarly activity that has recently centered on the European Enlightenment.

 

Global Dictionary of Theology

ISBN: 9780830824540

Global Dictionary of Theology, a theological dictionary that presumes the contribution of the Western tradition but moves beyond it to embrace and explore a full range of global expressions of theology.

Science(top)

 

Atlas of Climate Change

ISBN: 9780520268234

This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global agenda. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research and the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the worlds weather.

 

Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide

ISBN: 9780691152226

Bumble Bees of North America is the first comprehensive guide to North American bumble bees to be published in more than a century. Richly illustrated with color photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns, this guide allows amateur and professional naturalists to identify all 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and to understand their ecology and changing geographic distributions.

 

Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics

ISBN: 9780521899949

This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research.

 

Encyclopedia of Volcanoes

ISBN: 9780123859396

This 2nd fully revised and updated edition provides a comprehensive source of information on the multidisciplinary influences of volcanic eruptions--both destructive and beneficial.

 

Fishes: A Guide to Their Diversity

ISBN: 9780520278721

There are more than 33,000 species of living fishes, accounting for more than half of the extant vertebrate diversity on Earth. This unique and comprehensive reference showcases the basic anatomy and diversity of all 82 orders of fishes and more than 150 of the most commonly encountered families, focusing on their distinctive features.

 

Key Concepts in Water Resource Management

ISBN: 9780415711722

This book applies critical scrutiny to a prominent set of new but widely used terms, in order to clarify their meanings and improve the basis on which we identify and tackle the worlds water challenges.

 

National Geographic Science of Everything

ISBN: 9781426211683

National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work--the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics--in an indispensible book that reveals the science behind virtually everything.

 

The CABI Encyclopedia of Forest Trees

ISBN: 9781780642369

The CABI Encyclopedia of Forest Trees provides an extensive overview of 300 of the world's most important forest trees. Tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal trees of major economic importance are included, covering tree species used in agroforestry practices around the world.

 

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

 

The Penguin Dictionary of Science

ISBN: 9780141979038

A fourth, meticulously updated and revised edition of the comprehensive and renowned Penguin Dictionary of Science. The Penguin Dictionary of Science covers all the important topics in this key subject area including chemistry, physics, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, human anatomy, mathematics, astronomy and computing. Superbly comprehensive and accessible, this newly updated dictionary is the ideal reference tool for anyone who needs to understand scientific terms, whether student, researcher or enthusiastic layperson.

Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, and Sports  (top)

 

Atlas of Global Inequalities

ISBN: 9780520268227

Drawing on research from around the world, this atlas gives shape and meaning to statistics, making it an indispensable resource for understanding global inequalities and an inspiration for social and political action. Inequality underlies many of the challenges facing the world today, and The Atlas of Global Inequalities considers the issue in all its dimensions.

 

Culture Wars in America: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices

ISBN: 9780765683021

The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarization that has characterized American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader.

 

Encyclopedia of American Studies

ISBN: N/A

Brings together a wide range of disciplines related to the history and cultures of the United States, from pre-colonial days to the present.

 

Encyclopedia of Gun Control & Gun Rights

ISBN: 9781592376728

With public perception of gun violence at an all-time high, this second edition of Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights is a must-have resource for all libraries.

 

Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States

ISBN: 9781592372904

This title offers easy to grasp explanations of the basic concepts and laws in the field, with emphasis on human rights in the historical, political, and legal experience of the United States. This indispensable resource surveys the legal protection of human dignity in the United States, examines the sources of human rights norms, cites key legal cases, explains the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and charts global, regional, and UN human rights measures.

 

Encyclopedia of Special Education: A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults

ISBN: 9780470642160

The highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field. This completely updated and comprehensive A-Z reference includes about 200 new entries, with increased attention given to those topics that have grown in importance since the publication of the third edition, such as technology, service delivery policies, international issues, neuropsychology, and RTI. The latest editions of assessment instruments frequently administered in special education settings are discussed.

 

Essential Criminology

ISBN: 9780813348858

Designed as an alternative to overly comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts, Essential Criminology is, as its title implies, a concise overview of the field. The book guides students through the various definitions of crime and the different ways crime is measured.

 

From Suffrage to the Senate: America's Political Women

ISBN: 9781619250109

From Suffrage to the Senate is a comprehensive and valuable compendium of biographies of leading women in U.S. politics, past and present, and an examination of the wide range of women's movements. This dynamically illustrated reference work explores American women's path to political power and social equality from the struggle for the right to vote and the abolition of slavery to the first African American woman in the U.S. Senate and beyond.

 

Global Social Issues: An Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9780765682925

This landmark reference is a comprehensive, one-stop, interdisciplinary resource that examines current, critical social issues in historical and global contexts. Nearly 150 in-depth, balanced, and thought-provoking articles cover a broad range of critically important topics: the environment, health, science, the media, ethnic conflicts, poverty, and immigration.

 

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

ISBN: 9780124172357

This updated edition presents the latest research available on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging that is of particular interest to scientists and researchers in a broad array of specialties

 

Keywords for American Cultural Studies

ISBN: 9780814725313

Since its initial publication, scholars and students alike have turned to Keywords for American Cultural Studies as an invaluable resource for understanding key terms and debates in the fields of American studies and cultural studies. As scholarship has continued to evolve, this revised and expanded second edition offers indispensable meditations on new and developing concepts used in American studies, cultural studies, and beyond.

 

SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Family Studies

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A/V A to Z: An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Media, Entertainment and Other Audiovisual Terms

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An Introduction to Information Design

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Computer: A History of the Information Machine

ISBN: 9780813345918

Computer: A History of the Information Machine traces the history of the computer and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing potential. This third edition provides updated analysis on software and computer networking, including new material on the programming profession, social networking, and mobile computing. It expands its focus on the IT industry with fresh discussion on the rise of Google and Facebook as well as how powerful applications are changing the way we work, consume, learn, and socialize.

 

Defining Digital Humanities

ISBN: 9781409469636

This reader brings together, for the first time, in one core volume the essential readings that have emerged in Digital Humanities. Chapters provide a historical overview of how the term 'Humanities Computing' developed into the term 'Digital Humanities', and highlight core readings which explore the meaning, scope, and implementation of the field.

 

Dictionary of Computing

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The Dictionary of Computing provides coverage of the terms used in computing, including hardware, software, programme languages, networks and applications, e-commerce and the Internet.

 

Dictionary of Energy

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Dictionary of Industrial Terms

ISBN: 9781118344576

This is the most comprehensive dictionary of maintenance and reliability terms ever compiled, covering the process, manufacturing, and other related industries, every major area of engineering used in industry, and more. The entries are all alphabetically arranged and include special features to encourage usage and understanding. They are supplemented by hundreds of figures and tables that clearly demonstrate the principles & concepts behind important process control, instrumentation, reliability, machinery, asset management, lubrication, corrosion, and much much more.

 

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