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Selected E-Book Encyclopedias
Britannica Academic EditionUpdated daily. The combination of the Encyclopædia Britannica and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides a variety of reliable sources.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues - 2011Provides information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues.
ISBN: 9781587657351 eISBN: 9781587657405
Encyclopedia of Geography - 2010Covers a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline of Geography in the early 21st century.
ISBN: 9781412956970 eISBN: 9781412939591
People's Chronology, The - 2005Presents a year-by-year record of human events from prehistory to the present. Each chronological chapter is further organized by era or year, and within each year by 33 standard subject categories that feature not only political events and wars, but also events in the arts and humanities, education, transportation, science and medicine, and social trends. Also includes issues of concern such as consumer protection, crime, and nutrition.