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.
This set contains 400 alphabetically arranged essays on a variety of topics, including substances of abuse, treatment and addiction overviews, organizations and foundations dedicated to treatment and prevention, physiological and psychological issues and behaviors, trends and statistics, and social contexts and concerns related to substance abuse and treatment such as advertising and media influence, aging, ethnicity, and children and substance abuse. The essays, written for nonspecialists by medical professionals and medical writers, are alphabetized and vary in length from one to five pages. They begin with ready-reference top matter that contains the topic category and definition. Substance abuse essays include the following sections: Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Screening and Diagnosis, Treatment and Therapy, and Prevention. Essays covering associated organizations, programs, and treatment centers offer the following sections: Background, Dates established or founded, and Mission and Goals. Essays covering diagnosis, physiology, prevention, psychological issues, socials issues, treatment, and other topics related to behavioral addictions and substance abuse will include subsections chosen by the author as they suit the particular topic. Appendices at the end of volume two supplement the set: a glossary provides hundreds of definitions of commonly used terms; a bibliography offers citations for published sources for additional research; and a time line details major developments in addictions and substance abuse. Other appendices include a list of web resources, addictions support groups, organizations and treatment centers, and a list of pharmaceutical treatments, categorized by brand name.
Written for nonspecialists by medical professionals, professors in science and medicine, and medical writers, will interest students of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Eastern medicine and philosophy, life science, and alternative health practices; public library patrons; and librarians building collections in alternative medicine, general medicine, and life science. The set contains 783 alphabetically arranged essays on a variety of topics, including acupuncture, aromatherapy, crystal healing, detoxification, herbal medicine, magnet therapy, probiotics, Qigong, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, vegan diets, and vitamins and minerals. The history of both complementary and alternative medicine is included, as are key figures, such as Deepak Chopra. Other essays discuss important issues such as alternative versus traditional medicine, children's health and CAM, insurance coverage of CAM, pain management, and spirituality and CAM.
The set contains 610 essays on all aspects of infectious diseases, including pathogens and pathogenicity, transmission, the immune system, vaccines, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, drug resistance, epidemiology, history, organizations, research, and social concerns such as aging, poverty and disease, children and disease, stress, quarantine, and bioterrorism. The essays, written for nonspecialists by medical professionals, professors in science and medicine, and medical writers, will interest science and premedical students, students of epidemiology and public health, students of global and tropical medicine, public library patrons, and librarians building collections in science and medicine.
Salem Health: Genetics and Inherited Conditions alphabetically arranges 459 essays on diseases, biology, techniques, methodologies, genetic engineering, biotechnology, ethics, and social issues. Written for nonspecialists by professors and professional medical writers, this comprehensive reference publication will interest health-care consumers, premedical students, public library patrons, and librarians building scientific collections. Designed for the general reader, Salem Health: Genetics and Inherited Conditions is a revised and expanded version of Salem's award-winning Encyclopedia of Genetics, published in 2004. It adds 237 topics new to the encyclopedia, many of them diseases and conditions that are known to be genetic in origin to some degree. In addition, two entries from the last edition were replaced and 79 were heavily revised by experts to bring them up to date. All other previously published entries were reedited and their bibliographies updated with the latest sources. All appendixes were updated by science experts.
Covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders.
This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description. The encyclopedia covers not only the history of the field and the core aspects of behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology but also diagnoses, disorders, treatments, tests, notable people, and issues, including many popular concepts. Many of the newly added essays address how culture, ethnicity, and gender affect psychological theory and beliefs. They cover topics such as multicultural psychology and the effect of culture on diagnosis and look at groups as divergent as Latinos, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities. Some examine gender differences, in particular gender roles and conflicts. Other essays examine important and developing issues in psychology, such as multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence, pharmaceuticals used in treatment, genetics, and the effects of hope, spirituality, and social support.