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Encyclopedia Arctica
The site provides images of the typescript of a proposed 20-volume reference work on the northern arctic and subarctic regions. "Subjects covered include archaeology, anthropology, botany, engineering, geography, geology, history, law (including international relations); language, medicine, meteorology, oceanography, religion, zoology, biographies, and special topics such as the image of the arctic in Shakespeare."

Encyclopedia of American Urban History [Rutgers Restricted]
Provides "both a summary and an interpretation of the field. With contributions from leading academics in their fields, this authoritative resource offers an interdisciplinary approach by covering topics from economics, geography, anthropology, politics,

Encyclopedia of Ecotourism [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an expert and comprehensive knowledge base of the global ecotourism sector. It is divided into 8 major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by internationally recognized researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. Each chapter combines theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions and other contextual material, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues with ecotourism businesses, research and training. This is a reference work for students, researchers and practitioners in tourism, and ecotourism planners and managers. An electronic version of the print resource."

Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers themes such as conceptual foundations, cartography and visualization, design aspects, data manipulation, data modeling, geocomputation, geospatial data, societal issues, spatial analysis, and organizational and institutional aspects. Electronic version of the print resource.

Encyclopedia of Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
"Reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers."

Encyclopedia of GIS [Rutgers Restricted]
"A comprehensive and authoritative treatment of the field, extensively cross-referenced with key citations and further readings."

Encyclopedia of Human Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
This electronic version of the multidisciplinary print resource covers cartography/geographical information systems, economic geography, geographic theory and history, political geography, social/cultural geography, and urban geography.

Encyclopedia of Urban Studies [Rutgers Restricted]
"Includes important work and traditions from each of the urban disciplines, including urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban history, urban politics, urban psychology, and urban sociology."

Geo-data: the World Geographical Encyclopedia [Rutgers Restricted]
Detailed descriptions of the physical geography of countries throughout the world.

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

International Encyclopedia of Human Geography [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas."

SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
Combines and compares "terminology in nine separate social and behavioral science disciplines: communication, economics, education, geography, media studies, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology."

World Factbook
From the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the Factbook includes maps and detailed information on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for countries worldwide.