Browse Results What Download Format Should I Choose?

Showing 26 through 50 of 56 results
Previous   Page: 1 2 3   Next

A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East: Volume 2, 1500-1774

by Spencer Tucker

Now from ABC-CLIO, long regarded as a premier publisher of military history, comes a monumental resource that encapsulates the entire scope of conflict among human societies. Spanning nearly five millennia, from the earliest documented fighting to the present, A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East, provides a comprehensive survey of major military events. With coverage that reaches beyond the battles, this work examines the political and diplomatic forces driving world conflicts, revolutions, forced changes of governments, international treaties, and acts of aggression and terrorism.

A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East: Volume 3, 1775-1860

by Spencer Tucker

Now from ABC-CLIO, long regarded as a premier publisher of military history, comes a monumental resource that encapsulates the entire scope of conflict among human societies. Spanning nearly five millennia, from the earliest documented fighting to the present, A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East , provides a comprehensive survey of major military events. With coverage that reaches beyond the battles, this work examines the political and diplomatic forces driving world conflicts, revolutions, forced changes of governments, international treaties, and acts of aggression and terrorism.Written by acclaimed military historian Spencer C. Tucker, these six chronologically organized volumes offer an accessible, richly detailed timeline of military conflict across human history. The concise entries cover all important events on the battlefield and in the corridors of power, with special features highlighting hundreds of key leaders and weapon systems. From specific data on casualties to coverage of evolving weapons technology to insightful analyses of the social impact of war, A Global Chronology of Conflict is an essential resource for students, researchers, history buffs, and general readers alike.

A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East: Volume 4, 1861-1918

by Spencer Tucker

Now from ABC-CLIO, long regarded as a premier publisher of military history, comes a monumental resource that encapsulates the entire scope of conflict among human societies. Spanning nearly five millennia, from the earliest documented fighting to the present, A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East, provides a comprehensive survey of major military events. With coverage that reaches beyond the battles, this work examines the political and diplomatic forces driving world conflicts, revolutions, forced changes of governments, international treaties, and acts of aggression and terrorism.

A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East: Volume 5, 1919-1949

by Spencer Tucker

This six-volume reference (1. 5 million words) constitutes a seemingly monumental enterprise for one person, that one person being a meticulous expert who didn't confine himself to a simple chronology but instead expanded the project to encompass plenty of contextual and supplementary material. Tucker is a former army captain and intelligence analyst who served in the Pentagon during the Vietnam War and subsequently taught military history for decades at Texas Christian University and at Virginia Military Institute before retiring in 2003. Undaunted by the task at hand, he presents a year-by-year, event-by-event chronology, having made a set of criteria and guidelines for selection and presentation (these are explained in his preface). The volumes include, also, a total of 376 biographical profiles and 301 key innovations and technologies--weapons that changed history, as well as some 250 detailed descriptions of key battles throughout history, and a couple hundred maps. Each volume includes the comprehensive index.

A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East: Volume 6, 1950-2008

by Spencer Tucker

Now from ABC-CLIO, long regarded as a premier publisher of military history, comes a monumental resource that encapsulates the entire scope of conflict among human societies. Spanning nearly five millennia, from the earliest documented fighting to the present, A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East provides a comprehensive survey of major military events. With coverage that reaches beyond the battles, this work examines the political and diplomatic forces driving world conflicts, revolutions, forced changes of governments, international treaties, and acts of aggression and terrorism. Written by acclaimed military historian Spencer C. Tucker, these six chronologically organized volumes offer an accessible, richly detailed timeline of military conflict across human history. The concise entries cover all important events on the battlefield and in the corridors of power, with special features highlighting hundreds of key leaders and weapon systems. From specific data on casualties to coverage of evolving weapons technology to insightful analyses of the social impact of war, A Global Chronology of Conflict is an essential resource for students, researchers, history buffs, and general readers alike.

Globalization: A Reference Handbook

by Justin Ervin Zachary A. Smith

The authors (a professor of and a PhD candidate in political science at Northern Arizona U.) present an introduction to the concept of globalization that includes the perspectives of neoliberals, institutionalists, and critics. It opens with an essay discussing definitional issues and the history of globalization, followed by a discussion of controversies associated with issues of technology, culture, the global economy, environmental problems, and national security, with each addressed from the three different perspectives mentioned above. The next chapter discusses the role the United States plays in the globalization process, particularly as it relates to the global economy, the environment, and global security. As with other volumes of the series, the volume includes a chronology of events, biographical profiles of significant individuals (including theorists and activists), select data and documents, a directory of organizations involved in or studying globalization, and an annotated list of print and nonprint resources.

Great Depression: People and Perspectives

by Hamilton Cravens

This reference for general readers and students in high school and up gives voice to American men, women, and children from a range of economic classes and ethnic backgrounds during the Great Depression. Some areas explored are coming of age in the 1930s, medicine and the family, scripts of racial segregation in New Deal America, American technology in the 1930s, and the conflict between social scientists and policymakers responding to the crisis. A section of about 20 pages of one- to two-page excerpts from primary source documents details the experiences of everyday Americans through excerpts from news articles, diaries, letters, and b&w historical photographs. A glossary of terms, key figures and events, and concepts is included. Topics in the series are selected to fit curricular standards for both high school history classes and undergraduate American history courses. An emphasis on social history brings historical analysis into the classroom, while still focusing on topics that will engage students. Cravens is Professor of History at Iowa State University

Hate Crimes (2nd edition)

by Donald Altschiller

How are hate crimes different from other crimes committed against individuals? Should the legal penalties be harsher? These questions and many more are explored in Hate Crimes, the first reference source on this important topic. This volume includes an overview of legislation, statistics on hate crimes, and biographies of individuals combating violent extremist activities. A historical survey of the main targets of hate crimes--gays and lesbians, Jews, African Americans, and Asian Americans--is also featured.

History in the Media: Film and Television

by Robert Niemi

Aimed at general readers, this text considers the relationship between Hollywood and history from the invention of moving pictures to the present. Niemi (American studies, St. Michael's College, Vermont) examines more than 350 movies that are based on actual events and analyzes how the film treatment of topics such as baseball, the Civil War, and punk rock have changed over time to reflect prevalent cultural attitudes. Coverage includes both docudramas and documentaries.

Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook (2nd edition)

by Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

This book provides background on issues, people, organizations, statistics, and publications related to hurricanes. Most material is based on peer-reviewed literature and has been updated for this second edition. Written in a readable style, with occasional technical overtones, the book follows the series' format, with chapters on problems and solutions, a global perspective, a chronology, biographical sketches, facts and data, and lists of organizations and print and non-print resources.

Illegal Immigration

by Mildred Vasan Michael Lemay

This book examines the flow of unauthorized immigration to the US, primarily since 1970, and the reactions in and consequences of legal immigration policy. LeMay (political science, social and behavioral sciences, California State University--San Bernardino, emeritus) ultimately takes his discussion of immigration into the context of globalization. The volume includes a chronology, directory of organizations involved in immigration policy-making, a list of resources, and biographical sketches of the major players in illegal immigration policy matters.

Indoor Pollution

by E. Willard Miller Ruby M. Miller

The presence of polluted air in the home from heating and cooking food is as old as civilization itself. In modern times the general public only became aware of the health hazards when the number of household chemicals increased dramatically in the twentieth century. Few governmental regulations have been passed to regulate the home environment. The concept that the home is a man's castle has delayed the passing of governmental regulations that control the quality of the indoor environment. Standards are, however, being established by many private organizations.

The Legislative Branch of Federal Government: People, Process, and Politics

by Gary P. Gershman

Part of ABC-Clio's About Federal Government series, this book by Gershman (history and legal studies, Nova Southeastern U.) introduces the history and current realities of the US Congress to a general readership. He offers chapters on US constitutional history as it pertains to Congress; the evolving roles, functions, and powers of the legislative branch; Congressional structures and processes; leadership roles and significant individual legislators; historical and contemporary politics of the legislature; and interactions with other branches. He also offers 230 pages of historical documents, including major pieces of legislation, Supreme Court cases, and articles of impeachment. Additionally, a glossary of concepts and people and an annotated bibliography are included

Nation-Building

by Cynthia A. Watson Mildred Vasan

A revealing exploration of nation-building around the world and its related problems and challenges--from conflict to the role of democracy.

Native American Issues: A Reference Handbook (2nd edition)

by William N. Thompson

The major theme is sovereignty, a concept that is defined in the introductory section, with discussion of culture and assimilation; restoration of land claims, and water and other rights; economic development and gambling; political jurisdiction; and Canadian Native Americans. Subsequent sections provide a chronology, biographical sketches of Native leaders, discussion of court cases and legislation, and listings of organizations, and print and non-print resources.

Native Americans: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Peoples (Volume II)

by Barry Pritzker

This two-volume reference examines the history, culture, and current status of the indigenous peoples of North America. It presents historical and current data for about 200 Native American groups in Canada and the US, listing the different groups alphabetically within 10 culture areas. Entries present the tribal name (with translation, origin, and definition if applicable), location, population, history, and culture. They also include such details as notable leaders, relations with non-natives, customs, dress, dwellings, weapons, key technology, transportation, religion, and government.

Natural Disasters: Floods

by E. Willard Miller Ruby M. Miller

The Millers (geography, Pennsylvania State University) discuss the origin of floods, their prediction and control, floodplain management, and insurance. Floods are classified according to origin: excessive rain from hurricanes, undersea earthquakes, and wind-driven tidal waves. Also included are chapters on organizations devoted to flood problems, and relevant laws and regulations. Special attention is given to the midwest flood of 1993, the Johnstown flood (1889), the Big Thompson Canyon flood (1972) and the Susquehanna River flood (1972). A bibliography, a list of audio-visual materials, and a glossary complete the volume. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Nuclear Power: A Reference Handbook

by Harry Henderson

Provides background information needed to understand nuclear power issues and guides readers toward accessible resources. Overviews developments in nuclear energy from the discovery of radiation to the present, then provides a chronology of events, biographical sketches of key figures, and tables, charts, and maps that explain how nuclear reactors work, how much energy they produce, where they are located, and plans for waste disposal. Reviews regulations, agencies, and court cases, provides statements from antinuclear groups, and lists government, academic, and industrial groups, and antinuclear groups. Also lists print and online resources, and includes a glossary of scientific and technical terms. Henderson is a science writer.

Obesity: A Reference Handbook

by Judith S. Stern Alexandra Kazaks

In this reference, Stern and Kazaks, nutrition researchers at the U. of California, Davis, present information on the topic of obesity, including why people gain weight, why they succeed or fail in losing it, and who they believe is responsible. They cover its history, treatments, the controversy over whether it is a disease, healthy weight management, medications, herbs and supplements, surgery, the influence of food advertising, childhood obesity, and recent increases in obesity, and provide short biographies of key individuals, excerpts from documents, and an annotated list of resources and organizations.

Punishment in America: A Reference Handbook

by Cyndi Banks

Banks (criminal justice, Northern Arizona U.) begins with a history of judicial punishment in the US as well as the extra-judicial practices of vigilantism and lynching. They set out the problems, controversies, and solutions being debated now, and compares practices and debates in other countries. Additional tools for research by high school or college students include a chronology, biographical sketches, facts and data, and lists of agencies and organizations, and print and non-print resources.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in America

by Adalberto Aguirre

A thorough overview of the populations and social forces that have shaped the character of racial and ethnic diversity in the United States.

Religious Sites in America

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Profiles the diversity of American religious expression, encompassing active religious centers and some 160 worship groups in all 50 states, from cathedrals to store-front chapels. Entries give information on each site's location, origin, and history, as well as its size, accessibility, purpose, and influence. Telephone, fax, and electronic contacts are also given. A multitude of beliefs and practices are represented, including Navajo sand painting, Messianic Judaism, ki healing, evangelism, and peyotism. Includes a detailed timeline charting the growth of religious expression in America, a glossary, and b&w photos for many entries.

Seas And Waterways Of The World: An Encyclopedia Of History, Uses, And Issues

by John Zumerchik Steven L. Danver Steven Laurence Danver

Written at the level of high school and up, this two-volume reference offers an introduction to the use of the world's seas and waterways in history and during modern times, emphasizing the importance of seas and waterways to civilization. The reference's 134 entries are grouped in three sections. The section on the history of the world's seas and waterways contains entries on specific bodies of water around the world. The section on uses of the world's seas and waterways describes areas such as agriculture, coastal tourism, diving, oil and natural gas, sailing, surfing, passenger shipping, wave energy, and wind energy. The last section looks at issues pertaining to seas and waterways, such as cartography, dredging, lighthouses, laws and treaties, port operations, research vessels, and trade and transportation. Many entries contain b&w photos and maps. A chronology and a glossary are included. Zumerchik has written a previous reference work. Danver teaches history at National University.

Thailand: A Global Studies Handbook

by Timothy D. Hoare

Hoare (humanities and religion, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas) draws on his own experience and knowledge from numerous visits to Thailand, dissertation field research in Bangkok, and 15-plus years of marriage to a Thai native in creating a reference text for students, travelers, business people, and interested general readers. The text includes narrative chapters on Thai history, geography, demographics, economy, social institutions, and contemporary issues. It also contains a timeline of key events in Thailand's history; an alphabetical listing of significant people, places, and events; a concise guide to Thai language, food, and etiquette; a directory of business, cultural, government, and tourist organizations; and an annotated bibliography of print and non-print resources.

The U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001: Balancing Civil Liberties and National Security: A Reference Handbook

by Howard Ball

This handbook provides brief biographies of the major players responsible for U.S. national security, and reprints portions of the USA Patriot Act, a 2001 report on foreign terrorist organizations, the Domestic Security Enhancements Act, and government memos. In the opening chapters, Ball, who has taught political science at several universities, examines the actions taken by the Bush administration to assess the unique threat posed by Islamic fundamentalists, identifies critics of the Patriot Act, and summarizes the response of the Bush administration to such criticism.

Showing 26 through 50 of 56 results
Previous   Page: 1 2 3   Next

Help

Select your download format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. For more details, visit the Formats page under the Getting Started tab.

See and hear words read aloud
  • DAISY Text - See words on the screen and hear words being read aloud with the text-to-speech voice installed on your reading tool. Navigate by page, chapter, section, and more. Can also be used in audio-only mode. Compatible with many reading tools, including Bookshare’s free reading tools.
  • DAISY Text with Images - Similar to DAISY Text with the addition of images within the Text. Your reading tool must support images.
  • Read Now with Bookshare Web Reader - Read and see images directly from your Internet browser without downloading! Text-to-speech voicing and word highlighting are available on Google Chrome (extension installation required). Other browsers can be used with limited features. Learn more
Listen to books with audio only
  • DAISY Audio - Listen to books in audio-only mode with the high-quality Kendra voice by Ivona pre-installed. Navigate by page, chapter, section, and more. Must be used with a DAISY Audio compatible reading tool.
  • MP3 - Listen to books in audio-only mode with the high-quality Kendra voice by Ivona pre-installed. Navigate using tracks. Can be used with any MP3 player.
Read in Braille
  • BRF (Braille Ready Format) - Read with any BRF compatible refreshable braille display; navigate using the search or find feature.
  • DAISY Text - Read with any DAISY 3.0 compatible refreshable braille display, navigate by page, chapter, section, and more.
  • Embossed Braille - Use Bookshare’s DAISY Text or BRF formats to generate embossed braille.