BUSINESS & MATHEMATICS Business Survey of American Industry and Careers “…an excellent choice for public libraries. These volumes can stand with other occupation and career resources to round out any library’s career-information center.” —Booklist The scope of this set is broad and includes newer industries such as Alternative Power, Biofuels, Computer Systems, Environmental Engineering, Internet and Cyber Communications, Computer gaming and many more. Essays include a snapshot of the industry, a discussion of the nature of the industry and its fundamental goals, purposes, goods and services, and the history of the industry. The largest section of each essay is devoted to the industry’s market segments, which discusses the following information: Potential Annual Earnings; Clientele Interaction; Amenities, Atmosphere and Physical Grounds; Typical Number of Employees; Traditional Geographic Locations; Pros and Cons of Working in a Small/Midsize/ Large Business; and Typical Costs. An industry outlook, which identifies trends and details the benefits of employment in the industry, finishes each essay. October 2011 | 6 Volumes, 2,200 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-768-9 | Library Price: $695 Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society Best Reference 2011 —Library Journal | “This reference work is highly recommended for academic, public, and possibly high school collections.” —ARBA A fascinating exploration of how mathematics affects our daily lives from sociological, economic, and historical perspectives. The Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society presents 490 articles showing the math behind our daily lives, explaining to students how and why math works, and allowing readers to better understand how disciplines such as algebra, geometry, calculus, and others affect what we do every day. This outstanding reference is appropriate for both high school and undergraduate programs, making the content readily accessible to public library patrons as well. Article topics include: architecture and engineering; arts, music, and entertainment; business, economics, and marketing; communications and computers; friendship, romance and religion; games, sports, and recreation; government, politics, and history; history and development of curricular concepts; mathematics around the world; mathematics culture and identity; medicine and health; space, time and distance; travel and transportation; and weather, nature, and environment. The articles are written in clear language and presented in a uniform, easily readable format. Every article begins with standard, ready reference top matter which includes the category, fields of study, and a brief summary. The heart of the essay discusses the interconnections of mathematics, including its meaning, history and usage. October 2011 | Three Volumes, 1,056 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-844-0 | Library Price: $395 Historical Encyclopedia of American Business “...this new work offers clear and concise material that would be of great value to most high school or public library collections.” —Gale This set addresses the full breadth of American business history. There are overviews on different sectors of the economy, such as agriculture and banking; individual industries such as advertising and electronics; and general topics like business cycles, consumer boycotts, and outsourcing. There are also overviews on general legal topics such as bankruptcy and patent laws. Essays are arranged alphabetically, and every essay begins with a summary of the topic’s significance. All essays are at least 500 words in length have “Further Reading” lists, and bibliographical citations in longer essays are annotated April 2009 | Three Volumes, 1,056 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-518-0 | Library Price: $364 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! BUSINESS & MATHEMATICS BUSINESS 100