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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.
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.
Why do people believe in ghosts or vampires or any number of other seemingly fantastic beings? The answers to that question are many and varied. Some would attribute such belief to ignorance or superstition while others might cite personal experience or a rich tradition of stories dating back centuries. The Do They Exist? series encourages readers to critically examine the enduring belief in and skepticism about the existence of all sorts of paranormal entities or events. All books in the series
Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends can't believe their luck when spring break is extended an extra two weeks-even if it's because of some virus. But when the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic becomes apparent, everyone, not just the students, has to learn to adjust to their new reality. Quinn’s father is an ER doctor and has to self-isolate to protect his family from the virus. Isaac’s mother is the chief of police and now has to enforce new physical-distancing bylaws. Reese can’t v
One minute Jack's in math class. The next, he's on a dark, cobblestoned street where a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl is selling matches. Jack's life has collided with one of Hans Christian Andersen's grimmest tales, and each time he is drawn into her world, she becomes stronger and more alive, until Jack realizes she wants to keep him for her very own, even if that means he will die.