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Defining Events of the Twenty-First Century examines some of the most important moments in pop culture, science, and society in the last few decades. From influential pop musicians to technological breakthroughs to tragic man-made and natural disasters, readers will explore a wide variety of key events and people, the context surrounding them, and how they affected our world.
The United Nations supports a compelling solution to world hunger: eat insects! Explore the vast world of unexpected foods that may help solve the global hunger crisis. Weeds, wild plants, invasive and feral species, and bugs are all food for thought. Learn about the nutritional value of various plant and animal species; visit a cricket farm; try a recipe for dandelion pancakes, kudzu salsa, or pickled purslane; and discover more about climate change, sustainability, green agriculture, indigenou
Life in the modern online world comes with a seemingly infinite variety of benefits, pitfalls, controversies, and challenges. These are the ideas explored in the Digital Issues series. Individual books focus on topics such as social media, privacy, and addiction.
For teenagers Camm and Cal, protecting their small Mojave Desert mining town from terrifying extra-dimensional predators is just a part of their average day. But when Cal is stranded beyond a dimensional portal, Camm will have to put everything on the line and make a few unlikely allies to save her friend.
The Discovering Art series introduces readers to major art forms, styles or movements, and periods. Books in the series discuss early development and pioneers; important changes over time in style, tools and techniques; influential artists; and more. The series serves as an excellent starting point for student researchers and anyone hoping to develop an appreciation for art in its many forms.
Discrimination based on race, sex, age, and more is as prominent in the public discourse today as it ever was. The Discrimination in Society series examines these and other types of discrimination-what they entail, how they are manifested, how widespread they are, their effects on real people, and efforts to address these problems. Personal accounts and quotes from experts in various fields provide added insight into these timely topics.
Disease in History describes several of the epidemics that have significantly influenced historical events. It explains how the discovery of germs in the last two centuries was able to reverse millenia of superstition and ignorance in the treatment of infectious diseases. Finally, it explains how and why the world of microbial organisms has been able to thwart many of medical science's greatest efforts to eliminate, or, at the very least, control them.
Diabetes, autism, and asthma are just a few of the common illnesses or conditions that afflict young people. In the Diseases and Disorders of Youth series, students will learn more about these conditions including what they are, what causes them, whether they can be treated or cured, and what it is like to live with them. Personal accounts and quotes from health experts help round out the discussion.
Fifteen-year-old Macy is classified as "disturbed" by her school. But that doesn't bother her, she's got more pressing problems. Her best friend won't speak to her, and her little brother was recently "kidnapped" by Child Protective Services leaving her alone with her volatile mother. Besides, Macy isn't interested in how other people define her. Writing in a dictionary format, she explains her world in her own terms, with an honesty that's both hilarious and fearsome. Slowly she reveals why she
During Diwali, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate the legends and stories that describe the triumph of good over evil and justice over oppression. Critically acclaimed author Rina Singh explores her Indian roots as she tells the Diwali stories, which remind us that eventually light will prevail over darkness.Enriched by personal stories and spiced with festive recipes, including two by acclaimed chef, Vikram Vij, Diwali: Festival of Lights brings to life the holiday's traditions, food and rituals