Description : Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.
Description : Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles
Description : Provides information about the lives and literary careers of one hundred popular African American authors, including Maya Angelou, Edwidge Danticat, Alex Haley, Langston Hughes, and Walter Dean Myers.
Description : A ready reference for teenagers who seek information about well-known writers, either for school work, out of curiosity, to find more books by a favorite author, or to learn about the writing process.
Description : Presents a reference guide to the top one hundred American authors writing in the thriller and suspense genre, providing biographical information, writing histories, and a list of their works.
Description : This biographical guide introduces readers to the writers behind the most popular, influential, and provocative work in the field of science fiction. 100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies gives readers a chance to learn more about the extraordinary writers behind the mind-bending major works in the speculative genre. The 100 authors in this volume are the most accomplished in the field--popular with readers, influential to other authors, and favorites among educators and librarians. 100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors provides a brief biography for each writer, a guide to his or her writings, and a list of recent interviews and essays for further research. Coverage of each author's career includes highlights of awards won as well as work in other popular media such as movies, television, graphic novels and game-playing. As the book clearly demonstrates, science fiction is a genre that doesn't stand still. The authors here range from the classical era to the mid-20th-century Golden Age of Science Fiction, to the popular young writers who have taken the genre, and its readers, into the 21st century. * Includes 100 biographies of major science fiction authors, including reviews of key titles * Provides links to examples of the author's work, including brief fiction excerpts, full stories, essays, and novels * Presents nearly 70 author photographs * Provides a subject index and genre tags to enable readers to identify authors for future reading based on the books they are familiar with and enjoy
Description : Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.
Description : A guide based on a 1997 survey of popular children's book authors provides biographical sketches and selected bibliographies for such writers as Beverly Cleary, Lois Lawry, Lewis Carroll, Mary Downing Hahn, and C.S. Lewis.
Description : Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.