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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.
In this novel for teens, Valentine and her mother travel to Thailand after the death of her boyfriend.
World War II was a global conflict that split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. World War II is deemed to have begun in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland, resulting in the British and French declarations of war. The complexion of the war was changed completely in 1941 by the German invasion of the USSR in June and the Japanese attack on the USA in December. The Germans over-reached themselves in the USSR. In
Mel is tormented by thoughts that she may be responsible for her best friend's suicide attempt.
A biome is a very large ecological area, with plants and animals that are adapted to the environmental conditions there. Biomes are usually defined by physical characteristics-such as climate, geology, or vegetation-rather than by the animals that live there. Plants and animals within the biome have all evolved special adaptations that make it possible for them to live in that area. THE WORLD'S BIOMES series provides information on five of the most important biomes in the world today: deserts, g
In this inclusive and supportive overview, readers are empowered with information about sexuality: the basics of human reproduction and development, birth control, gender identity, the importance of consent, safety, communication, relationships and break ups, body positivity, media myths, and more.