Contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Includes entries on artists, craftsmen, designers, workshops, and decorative art forms. Also included are entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics. Edited by Gordon Campbell. Originally published October 2006.
Comprehensively documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. Includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator and essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as essays on the traditions of children's literature throughout the world. Edited by Jack Zipes. First published 2006.
Covers the entire history of seafaring, from ancient Egyptian shipbuilders to the nuclear submarines and supertankers of today. Over nine hundred articles written by leading historians examine all aspects of maritime history, including naval history, shipbuilding, biographies of major figures, navigation and scientific instrumentation, maritime art and literature, commerce and economics, and international law. Edited by John B. Hattendorf. First published 2007.