Information Plus Reference Series: Fall, 2016 Edition

  • Series Name: Information Plus Reference Series
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  • ISBN-10: 1573027103
  • ISBN-13: 9781573027106
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - College Freshman
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  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2015, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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The books in the Information Plus series provide users with up-to-date statistics and information from numerous authoritative resources regarding the topic covered in each book—all in one volume. The text provides clear and comprehensive summaries of the data which is also vividly illustrated through tables, charts, and graphs.

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Information Plus Reference Series

Volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series are completely revised and updated. A complete list ofInformation Plus titles follows:

  • Abortion
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs
  • American Economy
  • Animal Rights
  • Capital Punishment
  • Careers and Occupations
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Crime, Prisons, and Jails
  • Death and Dying
  • Education in America
  • Electronic America
  • Endangered Species
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Gambling in America
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Growing Old in America
  • Growing Up
  • Gun Control
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Care System
  • Legal and Illegal Immigration
  • National Security
  • Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Social Welfare
  • Space Exploration
  • Sports in America
  • Water
  • Weight in America
  • Women in America
  • World Poverty
Print volumes are also available in the form of Issue Group subsets:
  • Health and Lifestyle Issues Group
  • Crime Issues Group
  • Environmental Issues Group
  • Major Social Issues Group
Information Plus Reference Series titles are available in print as a complete set, by Issue Group set, or individually.
Information Plus Reference Series titles are available in eBook format by season set (Spring and Fall).
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Features and Benefits

  • Updated statistical information.
  • Discussions of key topics and subtopics.
  • Tables, charts, and graphs vividly illustrate the facts and figures.
  • Resources section and directory of important organizations (including key email addresses and Web site URLs) that offer the best avenues for continued research.

What's New

  • Updated content.

Table of Contents

Careers and Occupations:
Chapter 1, Today’s Labor Force.
Chapter 2, The U.S. Workplace.
Chapter 3, Unemployment.
Chapter 4, The Education of U.S. Workers.
Chapter 5, The Workforce of Tomorrow.
Chapter 6, Earnings and Benefits.
Chapter 7, Job Placement.
Chapter 8, Workers’ Rights.
Chapter 9, Business Opportunities.
Endangered Species:
Chapter 1, Extinction and Endangered Species.
Chapter 2, The Endangered Species Act.
Chapter 3, Marine Mammals.
Chapter 4, Fish.
Chapter 5, Clams, Snails, Crustaceans, and Corals.
Chapter 6, Amphibians and Reptiles.
Chapter 7, Terrestrial Mammals.
Chapter 8, Birds.
Chapter 9, Insects and Spiders.
Chapter 10, Plants.
Health and Wellness:
Chapter 1, Defining Health and Wellness.
Chapter 2, Prevention of Disease.
Chapter 3, Diagnosing Disease: The Process of Detecting and Identifying.
Chapter 4, Genetics and Health.
Chapter 5, Chronic Diseases: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention.
Chapter 6, Degenerative Diseases.
Chapter 7, Infectious Diseases.
Chapter 8, Mental Health and Illness.
Chapter 9, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Space Exploration:
Chapter 1, Introduction to Space Exploration.
Chapter 2, Space Organizations Part 1: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Chapter 3, Space Organizations Part 2: U.S. Military and Foreign.
Chapter 4, Private Space Exploration.
Chapter 5, The International Space Station.
Chapter 6, Space Science Robotic Missions.
Chapter 7, Mars.
Chapter 8, The Far Planets and Beyond.
Chapter 9, Public Opinion about Space Exploration.
Weight in America:
Chapter 1, Americans Weigh in over Time.
Chapter 2, Weight and Physical Health.
Chapter 3, The Influences of Mental Health and Culture on Weight and Eating.
Chapter 4, Diet, Nutrition, and Weight Issues among Children and Adolescents.
Chapter 5, Dietary Treatment for Overweight and Obesity.
Chapter 6, Physical Activity, Drugs, Surgery, and Other Treatments for Overweight and Obesity.
Chapter 7, The Economics of Overweight and Obesity.
Chapter 8, Political, Legal, and Social Issues of Overweight and Obesity.
Chapter 9, Diet and Weight-Loss Lore, Myths, and Controversies.
Chapter 10, Preventing Overweight and Obesity.
Chapter 11, Public Opinion and Action about Diet, Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity.
World Poverty:
Chapter 1, What is Poverty?.
Chapter 2, The Economic and Human Dimensions of Poverty.
Chapter 3, Poverty in Sub-Suharan Africa.
Chapter 4, Poverty in Asia and the Arab States.
Chapter 5, Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Chapter 6, Poverty in Developed Countries.
Chapter 7, Women and Children in Poverty.
Chapter 8, Poverty and Environmental Hazards.
Chapter 9, Poverty and Violence.
Chapter 10, The Fight against Poverty: Progress and Prospects.