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Features native peoples from the past and present, covering early civilizations, languages, religions, arts, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, Canada, and Middle and South America. More 
Examines the trajectory of Native American cultures over the centuries, detailing how they have retained their longstanding values and traditions in the face of war, disease, resettlement, and assimilation. More 
This book shows how many Native American groups found ways to preserve the integrity of their communities through the arts, customs, languages, and religious traditions that animate Native American life. More 
Traces the evolution of present-day Western philosophy and the diverging methods of inquiry that continue to inform a wide range of disciplines. More 
Examines the various types of minerals and their structures and classifications, as well as the physical and chemical attributes that separate one mineral from another. More 
Celebrated for numerous developments in the areas of law, writing, religion, and mathematics, Mesopotamia has been immortalized as the cradle of civilization. Covers the ancient culture's rich history and accomplishments, and... More 
Examines the rich cultural achievements of the ancient Mesopotamia civilization, located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers which included the kingdom of Babylon and development of the first writing system. More 
Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the... More 
Features Plato and Aristotle, medieval philosophers, who were able to find logical bases for their theological beliefs, using rationality to better comprehend their faith. This book looks at the individuals who pioneered these new... More 
Introduces readers to the development of medicine over the centuries and to the individuals who have dedicated their lives to safeguarding the welfare of people around the world. More 


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