b'Reference ShelfReference Shelf Titles 2023 An Annual Subscription includes FREE ONLINE ACCESS!Money in PoliticsPolls indicate that a majority of Americans, across parties and ideological groups, feel that money has too much influence over politics and favor limiting money for campaigns and to support candidates. But how can America reform the system to reduce the power of wealth in the political sphere? This issue of The Reference Shelf looks at articles, political speeches, essays, and research on the issue of economic political reform, including campaign finance, lobbyists and corporate donations, and foreign spending.FEBRUARY 2023 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-494-4 List Price: $75HacktivismHigh tech crime or digital justice? This issue of The Reference Shelf looks at the controversial world of hacktivism where activists use digital skills and tools to break into computer systems or to interfere with digital processes and practices in an effort to make a political statement. From the organized activities of Americas most famous hacktivism group, Anonymous to the many independent hactivists whose activities have informed this debate, this volume helps students and readers get a better understanding of this emerging and rapidly evolving frontier at the forefront of political activism and digital technology.APRIL 2023 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-495-1 List Price: $75National Debate Topic, 2023-2024: Wealth & Income InequalityIn 2023, the United States had the highest level of income and wealth inequality of all the developed nations of the world, with the bottom 50 percent of workers controlling only 2 percent of the nations wealth overall. This volume of The Reference Shelf mirrors the National Debate Topic for 2023 and introduces the idea of wealth distribution through tax restructuring, regulations on corporate profits, minimum wage laws, and more radical potential solutions like the establishment of a universal basic income. Articles also tie the income inequality debate of the 2020s to the historic American struggle for economic equity. JUNE 2023 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-496-8 List Price: $75Renewable EnergyEach year, scientists issue ever more dire warnings about the progress of climate change and its disastrous impact on humanity and all life on earth, and for many Americans, combating this destructive trend is a leading priority. One of the most important steps is to reduce dependence on dirty energy sources, like fossil fuels, and to shift to using renewable energy. This issue of The Reference Shelf gathers opinions about subjects like wind and wave energy, the future of solar energy, the challenge of designing eco-friendly energy storage, and the difficulties in tackling fossil fuel dominance in the energy industry.Exploring Contemporary Issues withAUGUST 2023 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-497-5 List Price: $75Selected Primary & Secondary Sources G ENEE DITING&G ENETICE NGINEERING Gene Editing & Genetic EngineeringThe recent research into using the CRISPR gene-editing technology to change genetic coding in an organisms DNA has generated tremendous public interest, but where is this technology going? In this issue of The Reference Shelf, we look at gene editing and genetic engineering to see how this debate is progressing within popular culture. Issues investigated include engineering new organisms, the potential for medical breakthroughs, the ethics of altering the human genome, and the campaign to bring back the dinosaurs.Exploring Contemporary Issues withOCTOBER 2023 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-498-2 List Price: $75Selected Primary & Secondary Sources R EPRESENTATIVEA MERICANS PEECHES2022-2023Representative American Speeches, 2022-2023In this annual issue, we look at some of the best, most impactful, and most uplifting speeches from 2022 to 2023. Ranging from politicians to political activists to celebrities, this issue of The Reference Shelf provides a unique record of American culture during the year as seen through the eyes of some of the nations most important public figures. With an eye toward encompassing a diversity of perspectives, these speeches help provide a glimpse of American thought and attitudes on the years most important stories.DECEMBER 2023 One Volume; 200 Pages ISBN: 978-1-63700-499-9 List Price: $7514 H.W. Wilson844.630.6369www.hwwilsoninprint.com'