Two Gale Titles Named Outstanding Reference Sources

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 21, 2010 – Gale, part of Cengage Learning, announces that two of its titles were named Outstanding Reference Sources for 2010 by the American Library Association’s Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

The winning titles are:

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy – The field of environmental ethics is a new but now well-established sub-discipline of philosophy. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy addresses the needs of upper high school students, undergraduate researchers, teachers and professors, as well as general readers by examining the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies and debates. More than 300 peer-reviewed articles cover relevant concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology and eco-sabotage. Additional features include 200 photographs and illustrations, a thematic outline, an annotated bibliography and a comprehensive index.

Encyclopedia of Modern China – This encyclopedia showcases the work of an international body of prominent scholars, who offer original and authoritative analysis of all aspects of the history and culture of China since 1800. The Encyclopedia of Modern China is designed for academic and professional users – from advanced high school students and undergraduates to professors, journalists and business people – as well as public library patrons. The Encyclopedia of Modern China brings reliable facts, analysis and understanding to those who study and interact with people in Chinese culture.

“It certainly is an honor to be recognized among the best reference publications in the industry,” said Frank Menchaca, Gale’s executive vice president of publishing. “RUSA’s Outstanding Reference Sources has long been recognized as an authoritative list of top reference works, and we are very excited to have two Gale titles recognized among the 11 included in this year’s selections.”

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

About Cengage Learning and Gale
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About RUSA
The Reference and User Services Association is responsible for stimulating and supporting excellence in the delivery of general library services and materials to adults, and the provision of reference and information services, collection development, and resource sharing for all ages, in every type of library. For more information visit: