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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1008

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World AlmanacĀ® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World AlmanacĀ® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World AlmanacĀ® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia ne...

Dictionary of Wars
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 614

Dictionary of Wars

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-10-31
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Dictionary of Wars, highly praised in its first edition (1986), has now been published in a completely revised, updated, and expanded 2nd Edition. The Dictionary provides summaries of all notable wars from earliest recorded history to the present day. It affords the general reader and student with quick, useful, and accurate information - the who, where, when, what, why and how on the more than 1,800 recorded wars in human history from 2000 BC to the present. Completely updated, the Second Edition includes an additional 70 entries - on such major events as the Gulf War, the invasions of Panama and Haiti, and the Bosnian crisis.

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 449

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

Presents articles on the period known as the Harlem Renaissance, during which African American artists, poets, writers, thinkers, and musicians flourished in Harlem, New York.

A to Z of Women in Science and Math
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 385

A to Z of Women in Science and Math

From ancient times to the present day, scientifically inclined women in many cultures have had to battle against the traditional belief that men are more cognitively adept than women. At times throughout history, women were persecuted for their attempts to break down traditional gender barriers. Today, women scientists and mathematicians must continue to defend the quality of their work and demand the respect they deserve in the mathematical and scientific communities.A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition profiles 195 women who fought against these stereotypes throughout history and all over the world to forge new discoveries and theories that would eventually change the way w...

Anna Sui
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 121

Anna Sui

Growing up in an academically successful Chinese-American family, Anna Sui was not destined to make her mark as a fashion designer. When Sui left for New York City, America's fashion capital, her mother lamented that her only daughter was wasting her brains in a career that required none. Almost 30 years later, Sui has one of the most sought-after labels in fashion world. Blending rock and roll, bohemian culture, and pure girlishness in her designs, Sui has created a devout following of famous fans, including Madonna, Paris Hilton, and supermodels Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. Find out how this girl from suburban Detroit pursued her dream, even when few believed it could come true.

Tsunamis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 157

Tsunamis

Discusses the many aspects of the generation, movement, and effects of tsunamis. This book includes analysis of the triggering mechanisms for tsunamis, the physics and historical effects, the various warning systems, and individual cases of tsunamis around the world. It features black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

Music
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 165

Music

Examines what music is and how scientific principles help control how it is made, and describes the history of different types of musical instruments and electronic sound synthesizers.

Sports
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Sports

Experiments teach about the ways that gravity, motion, velocity, and resonance affect performance in sports.

The Respiratory System
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 110

The Respiratory System

Describes how the respiratory system works and the types of diseases and how they affect the body.

How the Brain Grows
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

How the Brain Grows

How the Brain Grows provides students with a foundation of knowledge about the structure and function of the organ also known as the body's CEO and CPU. Appealing, full-color format supports animated, in-depth discussion of the growth and development of the brain. Readers will also learn about exciting scientific studies now underway, as well as possible future research, that will help us better understand the brain.