Reference books

Global Issues: The Muslim World

Global Issues: The Muslim World (Available: 11/01/2010)
Published by: Infobase Publishing (Imprint: Facts On File)
Pages: 400
ISBN-10: 0816080860
ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-8086-1

My role:
● Author — I provided the manuscript, including bibliographies, glossary, and research references, and worked with the consultant to finalize the content.

Global Issues: The Muslim World is part of the Facts On File Global Issues series. These volumes provide concise and comprehensive introductions to important contemporary subjects in politics, science and international relations. The volumes in the Global Issues series also include extensive resources to help high school and college students to carry out their own research.

Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (2 volumes)

Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East (Published: 06/01/2009)
Published by: Infobase Publishing (Imprint: Facts On File)
Pages: 880 (2 volumes)
ISBN-10: 0816071586
ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7158-6

My role:
● Project editor — I commissioned and edited all 900 articles and all artwork.
● Contributor — I provided about 25 percent of the articles, particularly the articles on nationalities and some ancient peoples. I also provided the bibliographies, timelines, appendixes, and the glossary.

Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East is a two-volume A-to-Z reference to the history and culture of the peoples of Africa and the Middle East. It includes 900 entries on the major peoples that have maintained a cultural identity in the area—from ancient to modern times—summarizing their history, migration, culture, belief system, social organization, and relationship to other peoples. Students will find entries on the Assyrians and the Asante, as well as entries on “Iraqis: nationality” and “Ghanaians: nationality,” describing who they are today with cross-references to the various ancestral peoples.

Science Visual Resources (8 volumes)

Science Visual Resources Set (Published: 08/01/2006)
Titles:
Biology: An Illustrated Guide to Science
Chemistry: An Illustrated Guide to Science
Earth Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science
Environment: An Illustrated Guide to Science
Marine Science: An Illustrated Guide to Science
Physics: An Illustrated Guide to Science
Space and Astronomy: An Illustrated Guide to Science
Weather and Climate: An Illustrated Guide to Science

Published by: Infobase Publishing (Imprint: Chelsea House)
Pages: 1664 (8 volumes)
ISBN-10: 0816061610
ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6161-7

My role:
● Project editor — I was responsible for commissioning and editing the content for all eight volumes—text and over 1,000 diagrammatic illustrations.
● Contributor — I provided the manuscript for the Space and Astronomy, Marine Science, and Weather and Climate volumes.

The Science Visual Resources set consists of eight lavishly illustrated volumes (over 1,000 diagrammatic illustrations) covering core science subjects for students. Each volume includes full-color diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page to illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while parallel text provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations.

The Field Guide to Geology (Updated edition)

The Field Guide to Geology: Updated Edition (Published: 11/30/2006)
Published by: Checkmark Books
Pages: 304
ISBN-10: 0816065101
ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6510-3

My role:
● Contributor — I provided a new chapter for this edition on innovations in Earth-monitoring technologies.

“Since the first edition of this book was published in 1998, technology for geological fieldwork has improved immensely. The coverage of these innovations, in a new chapter called “Monitoring Earth,” is this book’s best feature. It provides useful overviews, at a level of detail and in a vocabulary that is perfect for the audience, of concepts such as satellite laser ranging, which is used to measure the movement of continents, and the use of satellites in mapping the ozone layer.” School Library Journal

The New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia

The New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia: An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to the 21st Century (Published: 2007)
Published by: St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 368
ISBN-10: 0312368321
ISBN-13: 978-0-3123-6832-6

My role:
● Contributor — I provided content on recent weapon systems for the new edition.

The New Weapons of the World Encyclopedia is one of the bestselling books on armament ever published. This definitive guide covers the entire history of weapons, from the earliest, most primitive instruments up to remarkable advances in modern defense and warfare. The new edition includes weapons used in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Israel-Lebanon conflict.

The Facts On File Illustrated Guide to the Human Body (8 volumes)

The Facts On File Illustrated Guide to the Human Body (Published: 04/01/2005)
Titles:
Brain and Nervous System
Cells and Genetics
Digestive System
Heart and Circulatory System
Reproductive System
Respiratory System
The Senses
Skeletal and Muscular Systems

Published by: Facts On File
Pages: 896 (8 volumes)
ISBN-10: 1438125461
ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2546-6

My role:
● Editorial — I was part of the editorial team that planned the content, commissioned the manuscript, oversaw the illustration and edited all eight volumes.

The Facts On File Illustrated Guide to the Human Body provides a wide-ranging, visual reference to the human body. The highly visual presentation and extensive two-color illustrations—more than 2,000 across the set—help simplify complex topics and bring concepts to life. Devised to support the national curriculum, the clear and concise text covers system functions step by step.

Literary Lifelines (10 volumes)

Literary Lifelines (1998)
Published by: Grolier Educational Corp.
Pages: 896 (8 volumes)
ISBN-10: 1438125461
ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-2546-6

My role:
● Editorial — I was part of the editorial team that planned the content, commissioned the manuscript and edited all ten volumes.
● Contributor — I provided about 200 of the 1,000 author profiles in the set.