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Earth Science Systems

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy
Macmillan encyclopedia of energy / John Zumerchik, editor in chief Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more.

World of Earth Science
This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.

Geography

Atlantis Encyclopedia
Encycopedia pertaining to the "Lost Continent" of Atlantis. The Atlantis encyclopedia [electronic resource] / Frank Joseph ; foreword by Brad Steiger. Publisher: Franklin Lakes, NJ : New Page Books, c2005.

Buccaneer’s Atlas: Basil Ringrose’s South Sea Waggoner: a Sea Atlas and Sailing Directions of the Pacific Coast of the Americas, 1682
Title: A / edited by Derek Howse and Norman J.W. Thrower ; with special contributions by Tony A. Cimolina ; foreword by David B. Quinn Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c1992 Description: 1 atlas (xii, 314 p.) : ill., maps (some col.) ; 32 cm Scale not given

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography
Title: Companion encyclopedia of geography [electronic resource] : the environment and humankind / edited by Ian Douglas, Richard Huggett, and Mike Robinson. Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1996.

Countries and Their Cultures.
Presents the cultural similarities within a country that set it apart from others by examining over 200 countries to document the myriad ways in which culture defines and separates the nations of the world as much as geographical borders do. Surveys each country's shared values, behaviors and cultural variations from foods and rituals to pastimes and arts, using a standard entry format for easy comparison. Provides illustrations, photographs and maps. 4 volumes.

Encyclopedia of Deserts
Title: Encyclopedia of deserts [computer file] / edited by Michael A. Mares. Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1999.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Human geography over the past decade has undergone a conceptual and methodological renaissance that has transformed it into the most dynamic and innovative of the social sciences. Geography, especially human geography, long suffered from a negative popular reputation (particularly in the United States) as a trivial discipline with little analytical substance, a view that centers on the “capes and bays” approach. That misconception has been decisively annihilated by the intellectual advances of the past four decades. The Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. No single volume can hope to capture the breadth and variety to be found in a discipline, but this book aspires to encapsulate at least the most important highlights of human geography at this moment in time.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West
The American West is a vast landscape, larger than Western Europe and ranging across geographic variations from deserts and mountains to fertile valleys and swift rivers. This great and varied landmass became home to successive waves of immigrants who, over ten thousand years, shaped it and were shaped by it. The immigrant groups were as varied as the landscape in which they came to live. Indian peoples were the first, moving steadily south and west over generations, changing as the landscape they encountered challenged and then supported them. Soon after the opening of the 16th century, representatives of several European nations appeared, at first singly and then in small groups. Although initially few in numbers, they made their homes across the West; interacted with Indian peoples through trade, missions, and sometimes alliances; and publicized the new (for Europe) land.

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis
Title: The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis [electronic resource] / edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Robert G. Barrows, with the assistance of David G. Vanderstel. Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1994.

Hutchinson Dictionary of Geography
Title: The Hutchinson dictionary of geography [electronic resource]. Publisher: Abingdon : Helicon Publishing, 2005.

Hutchinson Dictionary of Place Names
Title: The Hutchinson dictionary of place names [electronic resource]. Publisher: Abingdon : Helicon Pub., c2005.

Hutchinson Nations of the World
Title: Hutchinson nations of the world [electronic resource]. Publisher: Oxon : Helicon Pub., c2004. Subjects: Gazetteers; Flags;

Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography
Title: The Oxford handbook of economic geography [electronic resource] / edited by Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, and Meric S. Gertler ; with the assistance of Kate Williams. Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. xxvii, 742 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 23 cm.

State Profiles: the Population and Economy of Each U.S. State
Title: State profiles [electronic resource] : the population and economy of each U.S. state / editor Helmut F. Wendel ; associate editors, Sohair M. Abu-Aish, Katherine A. DeBrandt. Edition: 2nd ed., 2002. Publisher: Lanham, MD. : Bernan Press, c2002. Description: xiii, 578 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

Street Book: an Encyclopedia of Manhattan’s Street Names and Their Origins
Title: The street book [computer file] : an encyclopedia of Manhattan’s street names and their origins / Henry Moscow ; [edited by Thomas Tracy] Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 1990.

Geology

Challinor’s Dictionary of Geology
Title: Challinor’s dictionary of geology [computer file] / edited by Antony Wyatt. Dictionary of geology Edition: 6th ed. Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Geology
Title: Geology [electronic resource] / edited by James A. Woodhead. Publisher: Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, c1999. Description: 2v. (x, 771 p.) : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Contents: v. 1. Alluvial systems-Magmas-- v. 2. Marine terraces-Weathering and erosion.

Graduate Research: a Guide for Students in the Sciences
Graduate research: a guide for students in the sciences / Robert V. Smith. Edition: 3rd ed., rev. and expanded. Publisher:Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1998. Description: xiii, 193 p. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Research --Methodology.

Houghton Mifflin Dictionary of Geography
Title: The Houghton Mifflin dictionary of geography [computer file] : places and peoples of the world. Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1997.

Science and Technology: Encyclopedia Smithsonian
A broad range of topics covered including aeronautics, geology, invasive species, and transportation are included in this subset of the Encyclopedia Smithsonian.

Scientific writing : easy when you know how
Scientific writing [electronic resource] : easy when you know how / Jennifer Peat ... [et al.].Technical writing Handbooks, manuals, etc BMJ Books, 2002. E1475 .S35 2002eb

World of Earth Science
This new title in Gale's World Of...Series is a comprehensive guide to the concepts, theories, discoveries, pioneers and issues relating to topics in earth science. World of Earth Science's encyclopedic approach offers approximately 650 entries in a convenient A-Z format, cross-reference headings and is written in easy to understand language.

Historic Preservation

Encyclopedia of American Urban history
The two volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology. Edited by: David R Goldfield University of North Carolina, Charlotte Pub Date: 12-07-2006 Pages: 1056

Encyclopedia of Community
Community itself is a concept, an experience, and a central part of being human. Whether the reader is a student, researcher, or professional in the field of psychology, sociology, or even economics, this three-volume work will provide the necessary definitions of community beyond traditional views. Arranged in an A-to-Z fashion, the Encyclopedia can also be viewed topically via a Reader's Guide. This allows for interdisciplinary "compare and contrast" among topics such as types of communities, social capital, technology, urban life, politics and law, community design, and global studies.

Encyclopedia of Urban History
Addresses the rise of urban America using a concise, readable, and historical format. Focuses on the 20th century—a century with the most dramatic urban growth and a time when the United States transformed from being a nation of shopkeepers and farmers to an urban industrial, and then post-industrial society. Defines "urban" broadly, including suburban environments, and even something new and, literally, far out, called "penurbia". Offers both a referential and a reverential approach to produce a work that functions as a research tool and as a commemoration of scholarship. Includes contributions from leading academics and scholars as well as from those who work for non-profits, governments, and corporations.

Urban and Regional Planning

Encyclopedia of American Immigration
Encyclopedia of American Immigration traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors.

Encyclopedia of American Urban history
The two volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Urban History offer both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics, and sociology. Edited by: David R Goldfield University of North Carolina, Charlotte Pub Date: 12-07-2006 Pages: 1056

Encyclopedia of Community
Community itself is a concept, an experience, and a central part of being human. Whether the reader is a student, researcher, or professional in the field of psychology, sociology, or even economics, this three-volume work will provide the necessary definitions of community beyond traditional views. Arranged in an A-to-Z fashion, the Encyclopedia can also be viewed topically via a Reader's Guide. This allows for interdisciplinary "compare and contrast" among topics such as types of communities, social capital, technology, urban life, politics and law, community design, and global studies.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society
Encyclopedia of environment and society [electronic resource] / Paul Robbins, general editor. Gale virtual reference library. Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2007. Description: Computer File Social ecology --Encyclopedias. Human ecology --Social aspects --Encyclopedias. Social change --Environmental aspects --Encyclopedias.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography
Human geography over the past decade has undergone a conceptual and methodological renaissance that has transformed it into the most dynamic and innovative of the social sciences. Geography, especially human geography, long suffered from a negative popular reputation (particularly in the United States) as a trivial discipline with little analytical substance, a view that centers on the “capes and bays” approach. That misconception has been decisively annihilated by the intellectual advances of the past four decades. The Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. No single volume can hope to capture the breadth and variety to be found in a discipline, but this book aspires to encapsulate at least the most important highlights of human geography at this moment in time.

Encyclopedia of Urban History
Addresses the rise of urban America using a concise, readable, and historical format. Focuses on the 20th century—a century with the most dramatic urban growth and a time when the United States transformed from being a nation of shopkeepers and farmers to an urban industrial, and then post-industrial society. Defines "urban" broadly, including suburban environments, and even something new and, literally, far out, called "penurbia". Offers both a referential and a reverential approach to produce a work that functions as a research tool and as a commemoration of scholarship. Includes contributions from leading academics and scholars as well as from those who work for non-profits, governments, and corporations.