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The teenage years are a time of exploration and change. These years can be challengingùeven more so when a young person has a mental condition or illness. Eating Disorders, Phobias, and OCD are among the mental disorders discussed in the Teen Mental Health series. Every book explains what the illness is, what causes it, how it affects daily life, possible treatments, and how people overcome it or learn to live with it.
The number of young people who practice vaping-the use of e-cigarettes-continues to grow in the United States. Experts are divided about whether vaping is a desirable alternative to smoking cigarettes or is itself a serious health concern. Teens and Vaping takes a critical look at this phenomenon and its impact on public health.
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
Bold, new technological marvels in nanotechnology, 3D Printing, artificial intelligence, and other areas are likely to make for a fascinating future. The Future of Technology series explores what lies ahead as scientists, engineers, and others seek to develop the technologies that will, in all likelihood, alter the future course of human civilization.
According to a UN tally, more than 1 million people fled violence and persecution in 2015. Of these, more than half were children. Thousands died along the way. The Syrian civil war as well as armed conflicts in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and the Central African Republic contributed to the continuing exodus of people into Europe and North America. Learn more about these modern mass exoduses, what is fuelling them in the 21st century, how nations are addressing the crises, how refugees
Crack open a What Happened? book to investigate a preposterous mystery from four different perspectives. See what the witnesses get right . . . and what they get hilariously wrong. Bet you'll never guess what really happened!
One Nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly WWI battle. In France of 1916, a battlefield nurse encounters a strain of lethal bacteria while treating a patient with dysentery. This army of bacteria invades deep into her gut, rallying the resident microbes to fight for their lives-and hers! Enter the phage, deadly microscopic predators, ready to wage war and protect their host. This graphic novel examines what happens when bacteria attacks the body and how the body's defenses respond, drawing upon
Social change can occur slowly and quietly but it is often the result of large numbers of people mobilizing for the purpose of bringing about change. The Push for Social Change series explores how and why social change occurs and what impact major movements have had on people's lives. All books will examine the events that led to particular social change movements; what those movements did; how and why they did it; and the short-term and long-term impact of those movements. Quotes from people on
To save her kidnapped best friend and crush, Zadie must complete an enchanted deadly labyrinth riddled with illusions. Her only hope of survival depends on forming an alliance with the only person who knows the safe path through-a murderous boy she can't trust.
The Science of the Human Body, series provides all the information they need to understand how we function. Readers will encounter first hand stories, diagrams, charts, and photos, in these 80 page books helping to understand the complexity of body. Topics include our vital bodily systems, organ transplants, genetic modifications, common and exotic illnesses, and the fight against deadly pandemics. Taken together, the set provides a comprehensive foundation of knowledge for students of human bio