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  • The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

    Rosemary Ellen Guiley, John Zaffis

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, Aug. 1, 2009)
    The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology explores this dark aspect of folklore and religion and the role that demons play in the modern world. This comprehensive resource presents more than 400 entries and more than 80 black-and-white photographs documenting beliefs about demons and demonology from ancient history to the present.
  • The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

    Michael Newton

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, Feb. 1, 2006)
    A comprehensive reference to serial killings offers case studies of notorious murderers and articles discussing the psychology of serial murder, law enforcement techniques used to catch serial killers, and famous unsolved cases.
  • The Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

    Rosemary Ellen Guiley, John Zaffis

    eBook (Checkmark Books, Aug. 1, 2009)
    physical world to torment people or lead them astray. In some traditions demons are believed to be the direct opposite of angels, working against the forces of good and challenging them. Real or not, demons are at the heart of many fascinating beliefs and traditions, several of which are widely held today.
  • A Brief History of Russia

    Michael Kort

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, June 1, 2008)
    Detailing the social, economic, and political changes and crises that the people of Russia have had to endure, this book provides a comprehensive account of this vast country's history. It includes coverage on the conquest and rule of Russia by the Mongol Golden Horde; and the reign of terror by Ivan the Terrible.
  • Winning Volleyball for Girls

    Deborah W. Crisfield, John Monteleone

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, Dec. 1, 2009)
    Succeed on the court with this in-depth guide! More than 14 million girls and women play volleyball, making it the number one woman's participation sport in the United States. Volleyball continues to grow in popularity among female athletes, attracting more and more spectators each year. Covering the history of the game as well as exercises for training and conditioning, "Winning Volleyball for Girls, Third Edition" provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of all aspects of the game, from putting a team together and planning practices to serving, blocking, and spiking on the court. This guide now features 113 full-color photographs with real high school athletes demonstrating proper playing techniques, as well as full-color diagrams, new exercises and drills, and updates to reflect current terminology and rules. The chapters include: Training; The Serve Receive or Forearm Pass; The Set or Two-Hand Overhead Pass; The Serve; The Spike; The Block; Offense; Individual Defense; Defensive Play; and, Transition.
  • Astrology and Divination

    Robert M Place, Rosemary Ellen Guiley

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, Aug. 1, 2008)
    Can we see into the future to tell if we are going to be happy or rich? What does fate have in store for us? This title presents an overview of the history and forms of divination that have existed in human culture since prehistoric times. It looks at divination methods including Tarot, astrology, palmistry and other body readings, and I Ching.
  • Kangaroos: The Marvelous Mob

    Terry Domico

    Hardcover (Checkmark Books, Aug. 1, 1993)
    Describes the history of the kangaroo, looks at various species and their characteristics and behavior, and discusses kangaroo conservation
  • Descriptionary: A Thematic Dictionary

    Marc McCutcheon

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, April 1, 2010)
    At last, here's a reference book that works the way the mind works, allowing students to locate that elusive word to the specific thing, e.g., What do you call that belt for a tuxedo? Answer: Cummerbund. "This book is one of those small wonders...Highly recommended." -- THE BOOK REPORT.
  • Encyclopedia of Islam

    Juan Eduardo Campo

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, Feb. 1, 2009)
    Featuring more than 700 A-to-Z entries, this title provides access to the concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of Islam and the way it is practiced. It includes an introduction that provides readers with an overview of Islam, a chronology, a bibliography, and 89 black-and-white photographs.
  • Religions Of The World: The Illustrated Guide To Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals

    Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O'Brien, Martin Palmer, Martin E. Marty

    Hardcover (Checkmark Books, Sept. 1, 2005)
    An objective guide to modern-day faiths explores the beliefs, traditions, festivals, and practices of major faiths and covers the main branches and divisions of each religion, all accompanied by photographs and illustrations.
  • Forensic Chemistry

    PH D David E Newton

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, Oct. 1, 2008)
    Offers a look at the field of forensic chemistry. This book examines the chemical characteristics of fuels and explosives, as well as arson-related methods; other ways of identifying criminals through chemical processes, including blood and bodily fluid analyses, and the chemical characteristics found in fibers and hair.
  • Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Animals and Nature

    Diane Lindsey Reeves

    Paperback (Checkmark Books, June 1, 2007)
    By helping kids identify their personality traits and skills, each engaging volume in this series provides step-by-step self-assessments followed by a series of job profiles, which cover all the basics, resources for further research, and spotlights on real people doing the job.