Gale Announces Four New Print Titles

Farmington Hills, Mich., Jan. 23, 2009 — With a highly regarded history of producing accurate and authoritative reference sources, Gale has long been known for its publication of standard-setting print titles.   Gale announces four new print sources, high-quality reference works that typify the nature of Gale’s publishing program.


Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

Addressing the needs of upper high school students, undergraduates, researchers, teachers and professors, as well as general readers, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy examines the philosophical and ethical principles underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies and debates.  

More than 300 peer-reviewed and cross-referenced articles cover concepts, institutions, events and people.  The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy features topics including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry and eco-sabotage and provides biographical profiles of such luminaries as John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry and Edward O. Wilson among many others.   Features of the resource include photographs and illustrations, thematic outlines, annotated bibliographies and a comprehensive index.

The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy joins the suite of other Macmillan applied ethics title: Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 3rd Edition, and the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics.

Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development

A first-of-its-kind reference work in the study of the life course, the Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development explores three major life stages of human development from a sociological perspective – Childhood and Adolescence, Adulthood and Later Life.

This three-volume set serves as a research guide supporting undergraduate classes in the sociology of human development and life course studies, useful for both survey courses and more targeted coursework.  

Written by a team of more than 200 renowned contributors, the Encyclopedia of the Life Course and Human Development encourages the view of whole lives in context, examining how enduring experiences, major transitions and events such as education, stress, marriage, career, addiction, disease, spirituality and retirement influence and affect an individual’s life course.  

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States

This new five-volume set focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present.  

Covering concepts, cases, topics, personalities, institutions, events and processes, the 1,100 peer-reviewed and cross-referenced articles are written in accessible language.  Supplemented with a glossary, thematic outline, historical documents, illustrations and indexes, the Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States provides context and ease-of-use to law and pre-law students, professors, legal professionals and general users.

One of the Encyclopedia’s distinguished themes is the examination of case law, the essential texts that form the backbone of legal and pre-legal study in the United States.  Overall essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.  Special attention was paid to addressing emerging issues, such as animal rights and environmental law.

Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia

Providing profound insight into the teacher-student dynamic, Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia examines the fundamental psychological aspects of learning in school contexts, as well as academic motivation and developmental issues.  The set looks at how teachers’ daily practices influence students’ self-perceptions, their understanding of their world, their identities and their career plans.  

Teachers, school psychologists, those studying school or developmental psychology and  anyone interested in understanding the psychological workings of the classroom will benefit from coverage of topics including classroom management, multiculturalism, learning styles, home schooling, peer relationships, school culture, self-esteem, socioeconomic status and many others.

Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia covers both cutting-edge research topics and those practical to the lives and concerns of educators.  It focuses on contemporary educational problems and potential solutions.

The alphabetically arranged essays in this two-volume set are supplemented by synopses of recent research specific to essay topics, statistical information in the form of charts and sidebars, extensive cross-references, a glossary and subject index.

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

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