Brief Description: This encyclopedia presents
the social and cultural history of childhood from
antiquity to the present. Children and Childhood
examines this history through articles on education,
parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood,
children's literature, play, toys and games, health,
physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social
welfare. Comparative articles include information about
childhood in cultures throughout the world.
James W. Guthrie, Ed. 2nd ed.
New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. 3412 pp. 8 vols.
Description: Intended to provide a
comprehensive description of the enterprise of education
both within the United States and throughout the world.
Approximately 900 articles offer a view of the institutions,
people, processes, and products found in educational
Brief Description: Provides an overview of the
full range of current knowledge about learning and
memory. This edition features new articles and article
updates that capture advances in the ever-changing
fields of memory, neuroscience, and cognition. New
entries include autobiographical memory, collective
memory, déjàvu, schizophrenia and memory, and more.
Brief Description: Examines the relationship
between food and health on a historical, national, and
personal level. Analyzes how nutrition has affected
quality of life, health, and fitness in various
countries at different times in history. Looks at the
connections between diet and such diseases as beri-beri
and scurvy, and the role nutrition plays in conditions
such as weight and height increases, diabetes, and
obesity. Historical as well as contemporary methods of
treatment are presented from an international viewpoint.
Also included are biographies of influential figures in
the field of nutrition and medicine, dietary trends
within various cultures, profiles of major organizations
such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization, and
Marlow-Ferguson, Ed. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 1748 pp. 3 vols.
|Brief Description: This
country-by-country survey of educational systems provides
detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and
primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.
This edition provides up-to-date coverage of reorganized
educational systems and technological advances.
Guía creada por:
Prof. Javier Almeyda-Loucil
22 de mayo de 2007
Actualización 16 de noviembre de 2011