10/26/2006

New Reference Books

Almanac of American Education
LB2846 .A45 2006
"This latest edition gives the facts, figures, and observations of the
state of education in America at the national, state, regional, and
county levels."



American Attitudes: What Americans Think about the Issues that Shape Their Lives
HN90 .P8 A527 2005
"The fourth edition of this unique reference book chronicles the changes
and consistencies in the attitudes of the public over the past thirty
years."


Encyclopedia of the City
HT108.5 .E63 2005
"The Encyclopedia of the City is an essential resource examining the
idea of the city from an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary
perspective including fields such as politics, sociology, history, urban
design, cultural studies, and psychology."


Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States
KF8742 .A35 O93 2005
"The indispensable reference work for anyone interested in the workings
and significance of the nation's highest court---the cases, the issues,
the justices, the details, the broad sweep of the history of the
Supreme Court."


Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor
HD8066 .U57 2005
"Thoroughly cross-referenced and illustrated, the Encyclopedia offers
almost 400 entries covering unions, union leaders, labor-related events,
important statutes and court cases, and labor terminology."

Atlas of Poverty in America
HC110 .P6 G543 2006
"This reference volume, intended for students and researchers trying to
understand on of the most pressing and longstanding social problems in
America, provides a comprehensive portrait of poverty in the United
States from the beginnings of the Great Society to the present."


Oceans
GC11.2 .S76 2006
"This fascinating, fully cross-referenced and indexed volume covers all
areas of oceanographic knowledge and research in hundreds of
photographs, diagrams, maps and charts."


Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations
PN6081.A623 2006
"In this new revised edition, with nearly 6,000 quotations and
annotated extensively, you’ll learn not just who said what, but get the full
story behind the quote."


American Scientists
Q141.C214 2006
"This book offers a glimpse into the professional careers and
accomplishments of almost 300 individuals such as Paul Berg, Wernher von Braun,
Annie Jump Cannon, Linus Pauling and many equally extraordinary women
and men."

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