United States Encyclopedia

Author: National Geographic Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426320922
Format: PDF
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The richness of America in all its grandueur and diversity is captured in this comprehensive, authoritative, and lively United States Encyclopedia. With a team of experts and talented writers, this book will be the definitive United States reference resource for kids, and an indespensible tool for home and school. Every state in the union is showcased in a spectacular way in this big, beautiful book of the U.S. Awesome to look at, fun to read, and easy to use, it includes an unparalleled amount of information that is both intriguing and useful. Beginning with a lush thematic section covering topics from early America to civil rights, population, and the new millennium, the United States Encyclopedia then delves into vibrant essays on each state and the U.S. territories. Fun facts about people, places, and events are sprinkled throughout. Also included: U.S. facts and figures, a listing of the presidents, and overviews of important historical American documents.

Miracles An Encyclopedia of People Places and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present

Author: Patrick J. Hayes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695992
Format: PDF, ePub
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Miracles give hope to the hopeless and exemplify the intersection of the divine and the mundane. They have shaped world history and continue to influence us through their presence in films, television, novels, and popular culture. This encyclopedia provides a unique resource on the philosophical, historical, religious, and cross-cultural conceptions of miracles that cut across denominational lines. • Provides the most authoritative exposition of miracles across history currently available in English—a highly useful resource for inquirers on miraculous phenomenon • Goes far beyond discussions of specific miracle stories to explore their provenance, cultic aspects, philosophical underpinnings, and psychological roots • Covers some of the major aspects of miraculous phenomena through entries drawn from the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and the hard sciences, particularly physics and natural biology • Presents accounts of miracles with a range of expert interpretations of those events, thereby supporting the Common Core State Standards for History and English Language Arts, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.3 • Supplies more than a dozen primary documents—each introduced by a headnote—that give students historic accounts of miracles and related texts for in-depth analysis

United States History

Author: Anna H. Perrault
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088742
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This important work has been completely revised and expanded with the addition of online databases, Web sites and CD-ROM titles. It identifies and describes hundreds of reference books that pertain to American history; entries offer thorough annotations that are both descriptive and evaluative. Arranged topically, chapters cover U.S. history in terms of politics and government; diplomatic history and foreign affairs; military history; social, cultural, and intellectual history; regional history; and economic history. Introductory scope notes provide valuable expository information and suggested search strategies in such areas as automation, government documents, and genealogy. Includes works published through 2002.

The Everything American History Book

Author: John R McGeehan
Publisher: Everything
ISBN: 9781598692617
Format: PDF
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Starting with the first Viking explorations and continuing to the present day, The Everything American History Book, 2nd Edition takes you on a thrilling tour through history. It's packed with facts and vivid details of events that shaped the United States, including: Wars, battles, and famous generals Outstanding American inventions--from the cotton gin to the Internet Key political figures--presidents, peacekeepers, visionaries And much, much more! The Everything American History Book, 2nd Edition covers all the major incidents and key players--from the Boston Tea Party to 9/11, and Lewis and Clark to Martin Luther King, Jr. This extraordinary retelling makes learning history fun for the whole family.

Subject Encyclopedias User guide review citations

Author: Allan Mirwis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573562980
Format: PDF, Docs
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This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.

The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History

Author: Edward E. Hindson
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736948074
Format: PDF, Docs
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Announcing the newest release in our well-received Popular Encyclopedia series-The Popular Encyclopedia of Church History, an ideal resource for anyone who want a clear, user-friendly guide to understanding the key people, places, and events that shaped Christianity. General editors Ed Hindson and Dan Mitchell have extensive experience with producing reference works that combine expert scholarship and popular accessibility. Together with a broad range of well-qualified contributors, they have put together what is sure to become a standard must-have for both Bible teachers and students. With nearly 300 articles, readers will enjoy... a comprehensive panorama of church history from Acts 2 to today a clear presentation of how the church and its teachings have developed concise biographies of major Christian figures and their contributions fascinating overviews of key turning points in church history This valuable resource will enrich believers' appreciation for the wonderful heritage behind their Christian faith.

Encyclopedia of U S Military Interventions in Latin America 2 volumes

Author: Alan McPherson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598842609
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique reference shows how the United States has intervened militarily, politically, and economically in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from the early 19th century to the present day. • Covers all acts of involvement by the United States in Latin American affairs, including proxy wars, spying, and economic coercion • Contributions from leading military experts and historians from across the globe • Presents a timeline of significant events involving the region • Includes important tables and charts for additional reinforcement

The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach

Author: Robin Sampson
Publisher: Heart of Wisdom Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9780970181671
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Details the Bible-based homeschool teaching approach for parents, and discusses Christian education, learning styles, unit studies, bible study, and more.

The Reader s Companion to American History

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547561342
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An A-to-Z historical encyclopedia of US people, places, and events, with nearly 1,000 entries “all equally well written, crisp, and entertaining” (Library Journal). From the origins of its native peoples to its complex identity in modern times, this unique alphabetical reference covers the political, economic, cultural, and social history of America. A fact-filled treasure trove for history buffs, The Reader’s Companion is sponsored by the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to promoting literary excellence in the writing of biography and history. Under the editorship of the eminent historians John A. Garraty and Eric Foner, a large and distinguished group of scholars, biographers, and journalists—nearly four hundred contemporary authorities—illuminate the critical events, issues, and individuals that have shaped our past. Readers will find everything from a chronological account of immigration; individual entries on the Bull Moose Party and the Know-Nothings as well as an article on third parties in American politics; pieces on specific religious groups, leaders, and movements and a larger-scale overview of religion in America. Interweaving traditional political and economic topics with the spectrum of America’s social and cultural legacies—everything from marriage to medicine, crime to baseball, fashion to literature—the Companion is certain to engage the curiosity, interests, and passions of every reader, and also provides an excellent research tool for students and teachers.