Reagan, AIDS, the Challenger disaster, MTV, Yuppies, "Who Shot J.R.?" . . . The Eighties in America examines the iconic personalities and moments of this pivotal decade. The Eighties in America serves as a valuable information source and offers keen insights for today's students.
Part of the Salem History collection. The Gulf War, dot-coms, impeachment, grunge, Y2K--the 1990s were a time of both optimism and conflict, hope and worry. The decade began with a seemingly victorious war, fell into recession, bounced back with a strong bull market, and ended in political bitterness and scandal. The Nineties in America examines the iconic personalities and moments of this important decade. With articles about films, books, political leaders, events, fads, and technology, the encyclopedia serves as a valuable source of reliable information and keen insights for today's students. Volume 3 contains sixteen appendixes that provide additional information about selected aspects of the decade in easily accessible formats: five entertainment, two literature, two music, one sports, and two legislative appendixes, a glossary of new words and slang, and a detailed time line.
Salem Science offers a user-friendly interface that provides all the content of our printed resources. Along with the complete articles and sidebars from the printed sets, hundreds of photographs and illustrations are included, some of which were not available in the print version. Titles in this collection include:
Part of the Salem Science collection. Heavily illustrated and detailed, and completely up-to-date, The Solar System provides essential coverage on all major aspects of Earth's solar system, from every feature of the major planets to their satellites, small bodies and cosmological context. All essays from the previous edition have been fully expanded and revised to include additional knowledge gained from recent interplanetary missions, from the Darwin mission to the latest Mars rovers and orbiters.
Part of the Salem Science collection. The topic of global warming has become a major issue over the past few years. More and more, people are learning about environmental sciences and the possible planetary effects of our everyday actions. Encyclopedia of Global Warming provides complete, authoritative coverage of the science, policy and social issues surrounding global warming and climate change. The essays in this set address a broad range of topics, from scientific concepts to social issues to current laws, organizations, people, and much more.
Part of the Salem science collection, the Encyclopedia of Global Resources surveys more than 200 natural resources, along with major producers and technologies, in this comprehensive, four-volume set. Essays also address the global economic impact of our natural resources. Filled with dozens of tables, charts, photos and appendixes, this set will be an asset to any science collection.
Part of the Salem Science collection, this new addresses one of the fastest-growing subjects in academic curricula—the forensic sciences, which are also known as criminalistics. Over the past decade, there has been an explosion of both public and academic interest in the application of scientific techniques to investigations of crime. Television audiences have developed a seemingly insatiable appetite for shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Cold Case that go into the minutiae of how forensic techniques are used to solve crimes. The emphasis in such shows tends to be on crimes of violence, particularly murder. However, although forensic sciences do indeed play a major role in homicide investigations, they are also applied to a multitude of other kinds of investigations, ranging from simple accidents and arson to war crimes and writing instrument analysis—all subjects studied in academic courses on forensic science and criminal justice.
The digital art of North Carolina based artist Brandon Reese will be on display in the library’s Gallery at Main through March 31, 2013.
- Susan Lyon
Richland Library is proud to circulate 3M PocketBook eReaders.
- Debbie Bloom
The Second Tennesee and First Rhode Island regiments arrived in Columbia in early November 1898 before heading off to the Spanish American War. They were the first troops to be stationed at the new Camp Fornance located in the rural area north of Columbia. The military camp lasted only a few months but the name still refers to the neighborhood on the other side of Elmwood Cemetery.