PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE Science Principles of Astronomy “Another well-designed volume in a series that provides strong, basic coverage of key concepts in the primary sciences.” —Against the Grain This new resource introduces readers to the fundamentals of astronomy, from the naked eye observations of the earliest astronomers to the space probes, manned missions and space stations of today. Entries are enhanced with illustrations, star charts, photographs taken from space observatories and more. Designed as a starting off point to help students begin their studies, Principles of Astronomy covers: • Celestial Bodies • Stars & Constellations • Space Missions • Space Technology • Theoretical Astrophysics This new resource is a helpful tool for students and researchers who are just beginning their study of astronomy and need a solid background of the key terms and elements in the field. May 2016 | One Volume, 400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-948-5 | Library Price: $165 Ancient Creatures Edited by Spencer G. Lucas, Ph.D. “Logically organized and accessible with informed essays reflecting current theories based on the fossil record, this volume discusses the prehistoric creatures that students are most interested in. It is also full of color illustrations… that not only visually enhance the book but also provide useful information.” —Against the Grain From Abelisaurus to Zigongosaurus, each chapter includes key information either in chart or picture form that lists the name, pronunciation, and its meaning, as well as scientific classification, location of the fossil on a map of the world, estimated size in comparison to an average human, and the time period in which the animal existed. Extensive explanations follow, including classification, anatomy, reproduction and population, intelligence, diet, behavior, and habitat. Essays include new discoveries in paleontology, and current scientific classifications and usage, such as terminology to describe a dinosaur’s species or group, and also ways to determine a particular dinosaur’s intelligence. Each dinosaur has a 3-D CGI picture representation of what the animal would have looked like in its habitat. Written for upper level high school and undergraduate students, this resource provides a wide variety of advanced scientific and biological information on these interesting creatures. October 2014 | One Volume, 700 pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-687-3 | Library Price: $235 FREE Online Access FREE BEST SELLER! Principles of Scientific Research Students need more information than ever on STEM content and the practice of science. This new title delves into the world of scientific research, to give high school and undergraduate students a better understanding of concepts and theories behind scientific research across all disciplines. Entries are arranged under three broad categories: • Statistics Methodologies includes Linear & Non-Linear Relationships, Correlational Modeling, Histograms, Significance Levels, Chi-Squared Test and more. • Research Methodologies illustrates ideas in Case Study Research, Completely Randomized Designs, Ethnography, Split Plot Type Designs, Time-Series Designs, Cluster Sampling, and more. • Theoretics of Research outlines theories of Comparative Research, Deductive Reasoning, Explanatory Research, Inductive Reasoning, Objectivity, Quantitative Research, and others. A must-have source for high school and undergraduate libraries and science collections at all levels. November 2017 | One Volume, 100 Entries | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-609-2 | Library Price: $165 RECENT FREE Online Access FREE The Solar System Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students, The Solar System covers 180 major topics on Earth’s solar system. Essays fall into the following categories: the Cosmological Context, Earth, the Jovian System, Life in the Solar System, Mars, Mercury, Natural Planetary Satellites, Neptune, Planets and Planetology, the Saturnian System, Scientific Methods, Small Bodies, the Solar System as a Whole, the Stellar Context, the Sun, Uranus, and Venus. Each entry begins with an “Overview” section detailing basic information about the subject and discusses the main facts about the topic. “Knowledge Gained/Methods of Study/Applications” details how the topic is investigated, what scientific knowledge we have accumulated, or the uses of the knowledge we have gained. “Context” addresses the topic from the larger perspective of the history of solar system science and its relevance for humankind. The set is heavily illustrated, with over 300 photos, along with a general bibliography, a list of web resources, a comprehensive glossary, and a full subject index. July 2009 | 3 Volumes | 1,056 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-58765-530-2 | Library Price: $364 FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE RECENT (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE SCIENCE 106