Written in clear, nontechnical language, and filled with lively historical and cultural highlights, this comprehensive reference work is a scientifically grounded yet thoroughly readable introduction to depressive disorders. • About 300 entries on depression, including the genetic, biological, environmental, and personality factors underlying it as well as the latest treatments • Brief bibliographies with each entry, directing readers to additional print and online sources • Fascinating sidebars on issues, breakthroughs, and famous persons who suffered from depression, including Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Irving Berlin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georgia O'Keeffe • A comprehensive index
Weideman's writing provides a classic expression of the American experience sometimes labeled as "modernism", which encompasses the early 20th-century search for the meaning of life in an era of social and economic breakdown characterized by a sense of loss of a stable, secure world based on a belief in and reliance on absolute truth.
A comprehensive encyclopedia of the 1930s in the United States, showing how the Depression affected every aspect of American life. • Over 650 alphabetically organized entries on the impact of the Depression and the New Deal on the nation's economy, politics, society, arts, and minorities • 45 contributors at the forefront of current scholarship on 1930s America and the continuing aftershocks of that tumultuous time • Primary documents integrated throughout, including Woody Guthrie songs, writings and speeches from Huey Long and Father Coughlin, murals by Diego Rivera, excerpts from The Grapes of Wrath, and contemporary newspaper articles • Illustrations providing definitive images of the Depression/New Deal era, including federally funded work such as Dorothea Lange's photography for the Farm Security Administration • A comprehensive chronology that marks the origins, course, and consequences of the Depression and the New Deal • Bibliographic listings for each entry and a comprehensive index of people, places, events, and key terms
This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia documents how Populism, which grew out of post-Civil War agrarian discontent, was the apex of populist impulses in American culture from colonial times to the present. • Provides an introductory essay that announces key events, themes, people, and ideas, appropriate for students, researchers, and general readers • Includes more than 200 entries and dozens of images and maps, making this two-volume work a comprehensive resource for high school and undergraduate researchers • Explains how the 19th-century agrarian movement diverged into different Populist movements in the United States and explores the various meanings, icons, and forms of the Populist undercurrent in modern-day American culture
A riveting look at the financial cycles in American economic history from colonial times to the present day, with an eye on the similarities and differences between past and present conditions as analyzed by leading economic historians. • Offers excerpts from more than 65 primary documents that illustrate the nature of the economic events covered; each document is preceded by a brief introduction, putting the document into context for readers • Includes contributions from diverse experts ranging from veteran economists to young scholars • Offers an extensive bibliography of relevant books, articles, primary sources, websites, and videos to prompt further research into the topic • Reveals the causes and after-effects of recessions in the social, economic, and political trajectory of the United States
This encyclopedia uniquely concentrates on biocolloids and biointerfaces rather than the broader field of colloid and interface science. Biocolloids and biointerfaces are the youngest but increasingly prominent studied area of colloid and interface science, and this encyclopedia uses "soft particles" and "soft interface" as surface models in observing phenomena in biological systems. Provides a detailed description of the fundamental theories, dealing with the physicochemical and theoretical aspects of biocolloid and biointerface science Offers a detailed description of soft interfaces or surfaces Includes detailed description of applications of fundamental biocolloid and biointerface theories to nano-, bio, and environmental sciences A useful and timely resource for researchers and graduates in the field of biocolloid and biointerface science, as well as engineers in the field of nanotechnology, bioscience, and environmental science.
This two-volume encyclopedia examines the social, cultural, and political dimensions of mental illness in America. • Contributions from a wide array of experts, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and public health professionals • Sidebars that discuss topics of interest related to the main body of an entry • Topical bibliographies, including web resources, for each entry • Tables of data and other valuable information • Selected black-and-white photos and illustrations
A compelling compilation of short entries, longer topical essays, and primary source documents that chronicles the historical development of the United States from an economic perspective. • Over 600 A–Z entries on key ideas, initiatives, people, and events in the history of U.S. economic policy • 31 in-depth essays on core economic issues and trends • A separate primary source section that includes 32 important treaties, key political speeches, and more relating to the American economy from the Articles of Confederation period through the Obama Administration • Easy-to-use tables of economic data designed for quick reference • Extensive cross-referencing • A bibliography of significant materials relating to all aspects of the American economy
This unique two-volume reference is an accessible, up-to-date resource for the rich and fascinating study of human emotion. • Comprises 400 A–Z entries on emotion, including general emotions, emotion theories, emotion research, emotional disorders, treatments of emotional disorders, assessment of emotional traits, organizations devoted to studying emotion, and significant people who have contributed to the understanding of emotion • Provides a chronology of the ways emotion has been conceived, research on emotion, treatment of emotional disorders, and assessment of emotional traits • Offers a bibliography of suggested print and online resources on emotion for further research • Includes a comprehensive index