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Asian American History Day by Day: A Reference Guide to Events

For academic and public libraries, this compilation provides a useful and unusual initial research point.
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500 Words You Should Know

A bracing addition to libraries serving ambitious middle school through adult readers.
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American Revolution: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection

Heavy on biographies and battles but lighter on socioeconomics and ideas, the encyclopedia is an admirable scholarly monument to the military aspects of this influential civil and global conflict.
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Ultimate Eats: The World's Top 500 Food Experiences…Ranked

With so many selections, there's a savory or sweet for just about everyone. Beautiful eye candy, ideal for any public library.
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The Handy Texas Answer Book

A strong choice for any Texas library, with almost 1,000 answers providing readable information on hundreds of topics.

All over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey

A must for cartography collections and a wonderful addition to social science and art shelves.
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Innumerable Insects: The Story of the Most Diverse and Myriad Animals on Earth

An engrossing addition for most libraries.
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Gangland: An Encyclopedia of Gang Life from Cradle to Grave

A strong starting point for students and general readers, especially high school students doing reports.
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Inventions: A Visual Encyclopedia

Readers from middle school to adult will be engrossed by the brief explanations flowing through photo-rich layouts.
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Psychology: An Illustrated History of the Mind from Hypnotism to Brain Scans

An absorbing overview of the human mind and how we think, for most public libraries.
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The History of European Jazz: The Music, Musicians and Audience in Context

Great for classrooms, libraries, and scholars, this work opens the door for anyone interested in jazz in Europe from its inception to the present and is a strong starting point for further research for scholars seeking to contribute to the field.
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Empire of the Eagle: An Illustrated Natural History

The stunning photographs and readable text make this a solid choice for all libraries, especially in areas with bird-watchers or significant eagle populations.
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Spacecraft: 100 Iconic Rockets, Shuttles, and Satellites That Put Us in Space

Detailed enough for serious readers yet accessible to all with an interest in rockets or space exploration. Consider for most public libraries.
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Vitamins and Minerals

An additional selection for large libraries. Somewhat academic in tone, suitable for most readers, especially those delving deeper into nutritional issues.
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Youth Sports in America: The Most Important Issues in Youth Sports Today

A strong reference source on the sociology of sports for undergraduates and general readers.

World Maps, the Global Economy, Exploring the American Revolution | Reference Reviews

The Splendor of Birds: Art and Photographs From National Geographic

This celebration of the beauty of birds and their importance to humankind and the world is highly recommended for lovers of birds, nature, and art.
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American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography

As the only complete criticism of AIP's catalog, this work will be invaluable for film historians of this era and AIP's voracious fans.
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Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants

This title explores the plant kingdom from the ground up and from root to leaf tip. Highly recommended for anyone remotely curious about botany.
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Misogyny in American Culture: Causes, Trends, and Solutions

Students of women's studies, gender, sociology, and political science will find this an excellent starting point for research.
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Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Children: Overview of Exposure

Students in psychology, sociology, and in particular social work courses will find this a valuable resource because of the scope of its topics.
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Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History

This extremely browsable, entertaining title is a pithier option to the Time-Life "Decades" series and will appeal to trivia fans as well as those desiring to relive the past's fun, unusual, or influential fads and activities.
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Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction

Librarians, literary and popular culture students and scholars, and genre devotees will appreciate this well-written, well-edited volume of diverse recommendations.
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The Book of Snakes: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from Around the World

A worthy purchase for public libraries.
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The Great American Read: The Book of Books; Explore America's 100 Best-Loved Novels

Engaging and varied enough to have something of interest for most with at least a passing interest in the written word.

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Money in American Politics

General readers will find this a fair-minded, clear, and informative foundation for examining the influence of money on the legislative process.—Rob Tench, Old Dominion Univ. Libs., Norfolk, VA
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History of the World Map by Map

For anyone interested in world history.—Gary Medina, El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA
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The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together

Patrons of all levels, particularly students doing reports, could spend hours browsing this superb title.—Rob Tench, Old Dominion Univ. Libs., Norfolk, VA
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Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres

Recommended to all interested in the history of rock music, those looking for new music recommendations, and anyone who wants to improve their rock and roll vocabulary.—Todd Spires, Bradley Univ. Lib., Peoria, IL
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Shaping North America: From Exploration to the American Revolution

Highly recommended for undergraduate and general adult audiences.—Rosanne Cordell, formerly of Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb
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Beetles: The Natural History and Diversity of Coleoptera

For educated, devoted entomologists.
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Carving Up the Globe: An Atlas of Diplomacy

A sweeping but succinct overview, this work will be important to historians but ought to interest every global citizen.
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Black Power Encyclopedia: From "Black Is Beautiful" to Urban Uprisings

This outstanding portrait of a fascinating and influential chapter of American life is indispensable for any library serving those interested in African American studies, cultural studies, and race relations.

First Things First

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Encyclopedia of Public Health: Principles, People, and Programs

A straightforward selection for undergraduates studying health sciences or public health.
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The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment

A solid selection, despite its omissions, for general readers, high school students, and undergraduates trawling for oceanic facts.
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The British Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia

For libraries serving secondary and college students, this accessible and engaging tour of extensive terrain fills a gap and provides a stepping stone to further research.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

A nice supplement to Macmillan Reference's Encyclopedia of Education that will be of interest to those engaged in soft research involving education, as well as to graduate and undergraduate psychology and sociology students.

Getting Schooled: Inside the Book That for Decades Has Guided the Collegebound

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Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated History

A visual treat for ballet lovers. Circulate this engaging read rather than keep it in reference; it will spark interest among teens as well.
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Modern American Extremism and Domestic Terrorism: An Encyclopedia of Extremists and Extremist Groups

An excellent, perceptive primer on American extremism and domestic terrorism for general readers and serious researchers alike.
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Rape Cultures and Survivors: An International Perspective

Students in undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences, especially women's and gender studies programs, will find this a valuable resource.
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We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of Unusual Foods in the United States

For general readers, high schoolers to adults, interested in learning more about the world's food.
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Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

Readers with any interest in the areas covered, or in religion past and present, will want to explore these hefty volumes.
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The Grand Canyon: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture

Written for junior high students through college undergrads, this volume is a fine addition to any reference collection with a biology, geology, nature, or national parks section.
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Ingenious Patents: Bubble Wrap, Barbed Wire, Bionic Eyes, and Other Pioneering Inventions

The inclusion of information on obtaining a patent may inspire patrons of Maker space libraries, though all armchair inventors will enjoy this book.
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The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book: Reading Clues at the Crime Scene, Crime Lab and in Court

Full of fun facts, this volume will enthrall high school and college students investigating potential career paths as well as inquisitive general readers. Will complement D.P. Lyle's more extensive Forensics for Dummies.
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Historical Atlas of Hasidism

An indispensable resource for specialized scholars but also valuable for readers interested in religious and cultural history.
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Know-It-All Anthropology: The 50 Most Important Ideas in Anthropology, Each Explained in Under a Minute

Though the titles promise to explain each idea in "under a minute," comprehension of some concepts may take longer. These friendly introductions for nonexperts will be useful to most libraries.
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Epidemics and War: The Impact of Disease on Major Conflicts in History

Recommended to undergraduate researchers with an interest in the subject.
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Your Questions Answered

Full of helpful resources, these titles will likely see quiet use on shelves or when fronted in displays.
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Writers: Their Lives and Works

This treasure of a book is an enchanting addition to most public library collections.
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How Things Are Made

Consider where Maker spaces are growing, as a source of inspiration rather than a strict "how to."
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The Himalayas: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture

Recommended with reservations for collections serving graduate and undergraduate students in the social sciences and humanities, where other encyclopedias on the region are unavailable.
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The Story of Food: An Illustrated History of Everything We Eat

A beautiful offering for browsers.
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The Little Book of Rock and Roll Wisdom

An attractive, browsable, pocket-size volume for any pop culture collection where occasional four-letter words will not be an issue.
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The Mythology Book

Coverage tilts somewhat toward Greek, Roman, and other European myths, but Asia and Africa are not ignored. Consider for all public libraries.
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Americans at War: Eyewitness Accounts from the American Revolution to the 21st Century

Of interest to lower- and upper-level undergraduate military history students seeking primary source documents.
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Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards

An essential reference for experienced genealogists looking to develop businesses or ensure that their research products are consistent with professional standards.
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Terrorism: The Essential Reference Guide

General readers and students at any level will find this a solid resource.
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Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses

An excellent starting point for student researchers and general readers on a topic that is front-page news on an all-too-frequent basis.
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Hatred of America's Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump

Presidential political science and history buffs will pore over this captivating study; researchers will find the further reading suggestions particularly helpful.
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Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses

An excellent starting point for student researchers and general readers on a topic that is front-page news on an all-too-frequent basis.
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Terrorism: The Essential Reference Guide

General readers and students at any level will find this a solid resource.
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Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards

An essential reference for experienced genealogists looking to develop businesses or ensure that their research products are consistent with professional standards.
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Americans at War: Eyewitness Accounts from the American Revolution to the 21st Century

Of interest to lower- and upper-level undergraduate military history students seeking primary source documents.

Hatred of America's Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump

Presidential political science and history buffs will pore over this captivating study; researchers will find the further reading suggestions particularly helpful.
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The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film

A solid reference for academic collections that touch upon film criticism, pop culture studies, and cultural history.
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Encyclopedia of Rape and Sexual Violence

Undergraduate students in the social sciences will gain a better understanding of the subject.
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Eating Disorders: Understanding Causes, Controversies, and Treatment

A potentially helpful reference for undergraduate students seeking background information about eating disorders, their causes, treatments, and contemporary issues. Those who have eating disorders, as well as their family and friends, will also find it a solid resource.
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1,000 Books To Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List

A treasure chest for book lovers everywhere. (Not to be confused with Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, rev. ed.), which includes only fiction, with annotations by more than 100 contributors.)
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The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

Best suited for a specialized audiences such as college students focusing on film, television, or art.
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Practical Houseplant Book

An ideal addition to expand or freshen up the domestic gardening section in any library.
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The Encyclopedia of Misinformation: A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions, Simulations, Counterfeits, Impostors, Illusions, Confabulations, Skullduggery, Frauds, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Hoaxes, Flimflam, Pranks, Hornswoggle, Conspiracies & Miscellaneous Fakery

A fascinating browse, particularly illuminating on misinformation of the last 50 years or so (the Beanie Baby bubble; photoshopping) and reaching back to Xeno's paradox and the philosopher's stone.
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Writing Without Rules: How To Write & Sell a Novel Without Guidelines, Experts, or (Occasionally) Pants

The unconventional tips and often sarcastic asides won't be for everyone, but Somers has solid ideas, and this book is worth consideration for most libraries.
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Flowerpaedia: 1000 Flowers and Their Meanings

A handy reference for those who seek to speak the language of flowers.
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Poverty in the United States: A Documentary and Reference Guide

Recommended for high school, undergraduate, and public libraries looking to rebuild their reference collections and support curricula in need of primary sources.
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Television Series of the 1990s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details

A sure hit with many Gen X readers, who probably grew up watching these shows.
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Atlas of the 2016 Elections

A bonanza for undergraduates in particular, as well as high school students and general readers with a keen interest in politics, and even political and government professionals. A must-have.
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Hoax: A History of Deception: 5,000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies

Readers will learn more about the sixth-century sighting of a creature in Loch Ness and the fossils of the Piltdown Man. Consider for all public libraries.
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101st Airborne in Normandy: June 1944

Small type, particularly on photo captions, demands concentration but should not discourage libraries from purchasing for their military history collections.
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Green Day FAQ: All That's Left To Know About the World's Most Popular Punk Band

Buy where there is interest in a comprehensive reference on these specific subjects.
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Indian Treaties in the United States: An Encyclopedia and Documents Collection

Those without access to the three-volume set will find this a concise and objective introduction to the history of treaties with Native Americans.
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100 Great War Movies: The Real History Behind the Films

Highly recommended for film studies students and enthusiasts of the war genre.
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An Unprecedented Election: Media, Communication, and the Electorate in the 2016 Campaign

Political junkies and undergraduate/graduate students will find this a clear-sighted resource.
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St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture

Written for students, professors, and the general public, this work covers a broad array of subjects while encouraging deeper exploration into the wide scope of hip-hop culture.
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Gender Roles in American Life: A Documentary History of Political, Social, and Economic Changes

The primary source documents are the set's most valuable feature. Anyone interested in women's studies and the development of the women's rights movement as viewed through historical documents will find this set appealing.
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Scholarly Communication: What Everyone Needs To Know

An excellent, cohesive work that will be invaluable to researchers, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students as well as faculty and staff needing to identify options to meet academia's publication demands. Essential for academic libraries' core collections.
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights in the United States

Changes in organization of material as well as lots of additional content justify close consideration for libraries that own the previous editions. For those without the earlier volumes, this works as a go-to resource on the topic.
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The World's Greatest Religious Leaders: How Religious Figures Helped Shape World History

Despite arguable weaknesses of selection, there is little competition on this topic, and postsecondary students of religion will want to spend time with these convenient volumes.
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Mapping Shakespeare: An Exploration of Shakespeare's Worlds Through Maps

A great addition to literary and cartography collections.

Scholarly Communication, Shakespeare, Human Rights, Religious Leaders, plus Statista Online | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

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The Gut Microbiome: Exploring the Connection Between Microbes, Diet and Health

This research-focused and scientific title will appeal to health-care professionals. Will likely find most use in academic settings.
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Movie Quotes for All Occasions: Unforgettable Lines for Life's Biggest Moments

Millennials needing to give a toast or commemorate an occasion will likely find a suitable quote within.
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The Legal Guide for Writers, Artists and Other Creative People: Protect Your Work and Understand the Law

While not intended as definitive legal counsel, this pocket-size book can be consulted for solid, accessible legal guidance in many situations.
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