Each of the various aspects of civilization is treated independently, rendering the book an accessible source of information and an easy-to-use reference book.
Author Bio: Sema`an I. Salem is professor emeritus at California State University, Long Beach, where he has taught since 1961. He has published three books and over 100 scientific papers, mostly on atomic physics, and is the recipient of several research and educational grants, and many awards and recognitions.
Lynda A. Salem received her Master of Science in Library Science from The Catholic University of America and is working as a librarian in Long Beach, CA. The two authors are a father-daughter team.