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    Global Perspectives on the United States: Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations
    Global Perspectives on the United States: Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations

    Global Perspectives on the United States is a collection of expert-written essays on the events, developments, and processes that shape global perspectives on the United States, including trade agreements, “brain drain,” and concepts of democracy. “A word of caution–US citizens should prepare to be both revered and insulted [when reading this book]. Not recommended reading for thin-skinned patriots; however, a great resource for academic, public, and high-school libraries.” —Booklist

    “The editors have made an exceptional effort to make subjects easy to find…. A valuable resource for analysts looking for background information; upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate students looking for issues on which to conduct research; and general users trying to understand the US’s place in the world. Summing up: Recommended. Academic and public libraries.” —Choice

    $19.99$139.99
    Homelessness Handbook
    Homelessness Handbook

    A thorough but compact and accessible text for undergraduates, professionals, and activists, written and edited by leading historians and social scientists who study homelessness. Hardcover, paperback, or ePDF stamped copy for individual use. Also available for Kindle.

    $29.99$119.00
    Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives
    Education in China: Educational History, Models, and Initiatives

    Education in China, a Berkshire Essential, provides unique coverage about learning at all levels. China has the largest higher-education system in the world, and the Chinese are known worldwide as top students and scholars.

    $59.00$129.00
    Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions
    Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions

    The Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions, the second volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, breaks fresh ground on the subject of African and African-American religion and its influence throughout the world.

    $79.95$125.00
    Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism
    Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism

    The Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism is the third volume of the Religion & Society series. With A-Z coverage of fundamentalist movements and beliefs around the world, this work offers insights into Christian fundamentalist home life, the best-selling Left Behind books, the Taliban, concepts such as Dispensationalism, and much more. The encyclopedia’s emphasis is on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, but, in a more international sense, the volume also covers conservative religious, social, and political movements in Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism.

    $79.99$125.00
    Encyclopedia of Religion and War
    Encyclopedia of Religion and War

    The Encyclopedia of Religion and War provides authoritative information about the history of religious wars and violence around the world and across cultures. It does not examine religious teachings on love, ­compassion, or benevolent service. Instead, it provides authoritative ­historical and cross-cultural information that will help readers understand war and other forms of political violence in the major religions of the world.

    $79.99$125.00
    Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
    Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity

    The Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, the seventh volume in the Religion and Society series, explores the fastest growing movements in Christianity, with numbers second only to the Roman Catholic Church. While “peoples of the Spirit” have appeared throughout Christian history, their real growth has occurred over the past century. Because of their late emergence, they are the continuing subject of religious and social science research.

    $79.99$125.00
    Berkshire Essentials: The Internet in China: Cultural, Political, and Social Dimensions (1980s-2000s)
    The Internet in China: Cultural, Political, and Social Dimensions (1980s-2000s)

    The Internet in China, a Berkshire Essential, provides much-needed context and historical background for the technological development that is transforming Chinese society and creating new conflicts and new opportunities.

    $89.00$129.00
    Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements: Volume 1 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements: Volume 1 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements, the first volume in the acclaimed Religion & Society series, covers 200 topics and movements – from Cargo Cults to the Anti-Christ – and offers a fresh, modern perspective on the role and importance of religion in society.

    $125.00
    Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom: Volume 4 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom: Volume 4 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom is the fourth volume of the acclaimed Religion & Society series.

    $125.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports

    The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports presents in one volume all that we know about extreme sports: the individualist, adventure-type sports such as bungee jumping, dirt biking, sky surfing, and rock climbing that are the fastest growing segment of the sports world.

    $135.00
    Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period: 1644-1911/2
    Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period: 1644-1911/2

    Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period (1644-1911/2) is a revised edition of the 1943 standard reference work edited by Arthur Hummel, including more than 800 Qing dynasty individuals, converted to pinyin and updated for modern users. The introduction by Professor Pamela K. Crossley explains the history of this publication and its continuing relevance.

    $139.00$189.00
    Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals: Volume 6 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals: Volume 6 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals, the sixth volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, explores the complex and fascinating topic of religious rites, rituals, and festivals that have shaped and have been shaped by society throughout history and around the world.

    $140.00
    Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media: Volume 8 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media: Volume 8 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media, the eighth volume in the acclaimed Religion and Society series, explores all forms of religious communication worldwide and historically, with a special emphasis on oral and written forms of communication.

    $150.00
    Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries: Volume 9 of Religion & Society
    Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries: Volume 9 of Religion & Society

    The Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries is the ninth and final volume of the acclaimed Religion and Society series, focusing on the historical impact of missions over the centuries.

    $165.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

    Volume 5 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores how we can preserve and restore habitats of all kinds.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 1/10: The Spirit of Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 1/10: The Spirit of Sustainability

    Volume 1 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores perspectives from world religions and philosophies.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 2/10: The Business of Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 2/10: The Business of Sustainability

    Volume 2 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability studies the intricate links between green business and sustainability.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3/10: The Law and Politics of Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 3/10: The Law and Politics of Sustainability

    Volume 3 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability covers the many dimensions of international environmental law and politics.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 4/10: Natural Resources and Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 4/10: Natural Resources and Sustainability

    Volume 4 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores how human needs and desires, from sustenance and shelter to recreation and travel, have spurred the consumption of Earth’s material resources.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 7/10: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 7/10: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability

    Volume 7 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability in China, India, and East and Southeast Asia.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 8/10: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 8/10: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability

    Volume 8 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability from the South Pacific to the Americas.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9/10: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 9/10: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability

    Volume 9 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines sustainability in Africa, Europe, and western Asia.

    $189.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10: The Future of Sustainability
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 10/10: The Future of Sustainability

    The final volume of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability includes essays from well-known thinkers, a directory of sustainability programs, and a master index.

    $189.00
    Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Modern Era
    Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Modern Era

    Volume 4 of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography is a stand-alone handbook of short biographies of key people in China since 1979. It is a companion to the first 3 volumes, which contain long-form essays by many of the world’s leading China scholars about key figures who have shaped, influenced, and transformed China over the millennia: emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers and philosophers. This is the first time that such comprehensive collection has been available in English, produced by internationally recognized experts, and designed to satisfy the growing thirst for knowledge about China. “No biographical dictionary of China has successfully replaced Herbert Giles’s [1898] work until the new DCB. It’s about time!” –Benjamin Elman, Princeton University.

    $199.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability - Chinese-language Edition
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability - Chinese-language Edition

    The 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability is a unified resource that provides a balanced perspective on 21st-century global environmental issues. Six volumes of the are available in Chinese, translated and published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press. They can be purchased as a set from Berkshire Publishing.

    Original price was: $399.00.Current price is: $199.00.
    Encyclopedia of Human Emotions:
    Encyclopedia of Human Emotions

    The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions is a unique work that uses a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach.

    $225.00
    Patterns of Global Terrorism: US Department of State Reports with Supplementary Documents and Statistics
    Patterns of Global Terrorism: US Department of State Reports with Supplementary Documents and Statistics

    Never before published in book form, Patterns of Global Terrorism: US Department of State Reports with Supplementary Documents and Statistics provides the most complete and authoritative historical data on terrorism around the globe.

    $325.00
    Global Perspectives on the United States: Volumes 1 & 2: A Nation By Nation Survey
    Global Perspectives on the United States: Volumes 1 & 2: A Nation By Nation Survey

    Global Perspectives on the United States is a unique, nonpartisan survey, written by experts from around the world. It is the first general resource to explore the role and image of the United States from the viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. The 140 comprehensive and extensively annotated articles provide historical coverage and contemporary analysis—drawing on a wide range of sources, including nineteenth-century travel accounts, international treaties, newspaper stories from around the world, and popular music. Fascinating sidebars, illustrations, and statistical snapshots emphasize the countless influences that have shaped perceptions of the United States since its founding, and the broad coverage vividly sets out the complications and contradictions that are an essential part of global perceptions of the United States. The first two volumes consist of national surveys and histories, while the third consists of expert-written articles on specific themes in US foreign relations.

    “A word of caution–US citizens should prepare to be both revered and insulted [when reading this book]. Not recommended reading for thin-skinned patriots; however, a great resource for academic, public, and high-school libraries.” —Booklist

    $375.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction

    The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction takes computing into new realms, introducing us to topics that are intriguing both in their technical complexity and because they present us — human beings — with a set of challenging questions about our relationship with “thinking” machines.

    $395.00
    Encyclopedia of World Sport [3 volumes, ABC-CLIO first edition]
    Encyclopedia of World Sport [3 volumes, ABC-CLIO first edition]

    Lucid and authoritative, this work – called “the newest sporting bible” by The Times of London – covers every Olympic sport, obscure activities such as buzkashi and jousting, and indigenous games in dozens of nations. This set, the original Encyclopedia of World Sport developed for ABC-CLIO by Berkshire Publishing during its days as a book packager, is packed with everything you could possibly want to know about hundreds of sports. Along with detailed information on how sports are played around the world, the Encyclopedia of World Sport explores emotions and issues surrounding the sporting life and looks at sport as an essential part of the human experience. Readers will find fascinating entries on baseball and badminton, tennis and takraw, as well as on an incredible range of activities played around the globe from ancient times up to the present.

    $399.99
    Encyclopedia of Homelessness:
    Encyclopedia of Homelessness

    The Encyclopedia of Homelessness is the first systematic effort to organize and summarize what we know about this complex topic that impacts not only the homeless but all of society.

    $400.00
    International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports
    International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports

    The three-volume International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports is the largest and most comprehensive work about women’s sports ever published. In 430 A-Z articles, leading scholars and specialists cover numerous sports and sports figures, as well as health issues such as eating disorders, nutrition and bone density, and social issues such as body image, gender equity and Title IX legislation (which mandates equity in school funding for women’s sports programs). A number of organizations contributed to this project, including the Women’s Sports Foundation, the International Working Group on Women and Sport, Amateur Athletic Foundation, and others. One of the American Library Association’s RUSA committee’s choice for Outstanding Reference Publications 2001. “A monumental undertaking, this encyclopedia covers women’s sports worldwide and throughout history…. This encyclopedia’s strengths lie in its unique, cross-cultural treatment of all subjects…. A scholarly resource for public libraries and schools at all levels, middle school through college.” —Library Journal.

    $495.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 2nd Edition
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 2nd Edition

    The new Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport tackles the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sports. It expands on the previous edition, which The (London) Times called “the newest sporting bible.” Berkshire sports titles have been praised by GQ magazine, La Gazzetta dello Sport, and the UK bookmakers William Hill, and received awards from ChoiceLibrary Journal, and Booklist. This edition begins with the origins of sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the global sports industry of the twenty-first century. It covers the business of sports—marketing, management, and ownership—as well as key social issues ranging from doping, racism, sexism, and youth participation, to performance enhancement and sports psychology.

    $525.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, First Edition
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, First Edition

    The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History is the first true encyclopedic reference on world history. It is designed to meet the needs of students, teachers, and scholars who seek to explore and understand the panorama of our shared history of humans. Anyone who loves history – including those who are making history today – will find this work an endless source of fascinating, thought-provoking coverage of events, people, patterns, and processes.

    $575.00
    Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Prehistory to Xi Jiinping
    Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Prehistory to Xi Jiinping

    The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography uses the life stories of 135 key individuals, to tell the story of China itself over the entire span of its history. This is the 3-volume set; Volume 4 can be purchased separately. For the complete 4 volumes, click here.

    $595.00
    Encyclopedia of World Environmental History
    Encyclopedia of World Environmental History

    The definitive reference source on the human relationship with nature throughout history, the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History provides much-needed explanation of urgent social and environmental issues in articles replete with the stories of human and natural history. Download the flyer. “This is the most ambitious effort yet to offer a comprehensive overview of the long-term history of human interactions with the natural world on a truly planetary scale. Contributors include some of the world’s leading environmental historians and the Encyclopedia of World Environmental History should be a standard reference tool for years to come.” —William Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    $750.00
    Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Complete 4-Volume Set
    Dictionary of Chinese Biography: Complete 4-Volume Set

    The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography uses the life stories of key individuals, selected from the earliest dynasties to the present day, to tell the story of China itself over the entire span of its history. Volume 4, available separately, is on contemporary figures. Long-form essays by  many of the world’s leading China scholars introduce key figures who have shaped, influenced, and transformed China over the millennia: emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers and philosophers. This is the first time that such comprehensive collection has been available in English, produced by internationally recognized experts, and designed to satisfy the growing thirst for knowledge about China. “No biographical dictionary of China has successfully replaced Herbert Giles’s [1898] work until the new DCB. It’s about time!” –Benjamin Elman, Princeton University.

    $779.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of China
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

    The Berkshire Encyclopedia of China provides unrivaled insight into Chinese history and culture today in nearly 1,000 fascinating articles that include everything from “Adoption” and “One Child Policy” to “Confucian Ethics” and “Food Safety.”

    $800.00
    Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
    Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

    The four-volume Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment is the definitive reference source on crime, criminal justice, police science, and related topics.

    $800.00
    Encyclopedia of Leadership
    Encyclopedia of Leadership

    The Encyclopedia of Leadership is a comprehensive guide to what is known – and what truly matters – about leadership as part of the human experience across time and cultures, and in the lives of those in positions of leadership in corporations and state houses, schools and churches, and nonprofit organizations.

    $800.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Second Edition
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Second Edition

    The renowned Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, edited by William H. McNeill and an eminent board, provides an integrated view of human and universal history. Environmental and social issues are examined by scholars in 580 articles from the big bang to the 21st century. And all 6 volumes are now in Chinese, available from Sanlian Press.

    $1,050.00
    Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
    Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

    The award-winning Encyclopedia of Modern Asia is the definitive resource on the entire sweep of Asia, from the Muslim countries of Southeast Asia, across China, India, and the Central Asian republics to the Turkic nations of western Asia. Comprehensive, authoritative, and fully cross-disciplinary, the encyclopedia’s focus is Asia since 1850, but ample historical information makes clear how the past influences the present as well as the future. This massive project – 3,000 articles, 2.2 million words of text, hundreds of photographs, 700 authors in 65 countries –  extends the global coverage offered in Berkshire Publishing Group’s many publications on world cultures, ethnic relations, and the environment. “Accessible to everyone: students will find the lists for further reading particularly useful, and non-specialists will appreciate the consistent clarity and the absence of heavy jargon. Filling a gap in the literature, this work should be a mainstay in academic, high school, and public libraries. This book was an LJ Best Reference pick.” –Library Journal.

    $1,225.00
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 1-10: Knowledge to Transform Our Common Future
    Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability Vol. 1-10: Knowledge to Transform Our Common Future

    The 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability is a unified resource that provides a balanced perspective on 21st-century global environmental issues. No library is complete without it! View the brochure by clicking here.

    $1,799.00

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