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Whistle-blowers expose outrages that come to their attention through access to confidential materials or witnessing illicit behaviour. Examples range from Edward Snowden, who revealed the breadth of unauthorized US government surveillance around the globe, to Jeffrey Wigand, whoámade public the ways in which Big Tobacco was lying about the health risks of smoking and actively looking to make tobacco more addictive. Readers will gather information about the issues, analyze the ethics of blowing t
Danny has survived everything life has thrown at him: being abandoned at birth, multiple abusive foster homes, life as a con man in training. But when his latest "protector" dies suddenly, Danny has to think fast or he'll be back in foster care again. He decides to assume the identity of a boy who disappeared three years before. If nothing else, he figures it will buy him a little time. Much to his astonishment, his new "family" accepts him as their own?despite the fact that he looks nothing lik
Ben has to wear hearing aids, but being inseparable from the super-popular Tyler allows him to think of himself as normal.áThen Tyler blows him off senior year and Ben needs to rethink who he is--and who Tyler is.
In our modern, technology-driven world, a few important individuals have changed the way we live. With each new, great tech idea, our world becomes more interesting and complex. Many young people may know the names of the biggest technology and Internet-based companies, but do they know the story of the creators and businesses behind names like Netflix, Google, YouTube, and Facebook? This series tells the biographies of the titans of technology who are changing our world. Each book explores the
Women and Society explores important issues surrounding women today, including sexism, harassment, and objectification. Readers will learn about feminism and efforts toward gender equality. Each volume includes diagrams to enhance readers? understanding of complex concepts, source notes, and an annotated bibliography to facilitate deeper research.
In December 2015, the Pentagon changed a rule to allow American women to serve for the first time ever in front-line ground combat troops. Women have fulfilled many military roles throughout history, including nursing; driving ambulances; handling administrative duties; working as mechanics; and serving in the WASPs, WACs, WAVES, and SPARS. More recently women are flying jets, conducting surveillance, commanding naval ships, and now fighting on the front lines. Yet no matter their official title
Women?s Soccer Today entertains and informs both readers who love soccer in all forms and those just discovering the sport or the women's game. It introduces the best female players in the world and the top soccer nations in the women's game. Women's Soccer Today looks at the growth and development of the sport for women, and examines the issues facing the women's game today and in the future.
Anna O'Mally is a born writerùgifted, perceptive, headed for the stars. Or she was, until the tragic death of her uncle Joe. He was barely older than Anna herself, and she worshipped the ground he walked on. Best of all, Anna got to live in the glowof knowing that she was the most important person in his world, too. Anna has promised everyoneùher shrink, her parents, her best friendùthat Joe's one-year ôdeadaversaryö will be the end of her period of mourning. But when a strange note suggests th
This series entertains and informs both readers who love all aspects of automobiles and those just discovering cars. It shows readers cars that can cradle you in luxury and those that leave others in the dust. The World of Automobiles looks at cars from all the great car making countries in terms of what they have been known for building, what they are building now, and what they will build into the 21st century.
These comprehensive reference titles provide a revealing look at endangered species around the world. An ideal report-writing resource, each featured animal is discussed in detail and includes a map of where they live along with data panels with specifics such as their population, endangered status, habitat, diet, breeding, and much more. The books discuss the categories of threat and how they apply to endangered animals, and share information about worldwide conservation organizations.