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The bold new technologies that are reshaping entertainment, medicine, transportation, the military, and other avenues of modern life are examined in the Cutting Edge Technology series. Every book in the series describes the fascinating technologies that are being developed as well as the corresponding changes that are, in some cases, already taking place. Visual chronologies, side bars highlighting intriguing ideas and events, vocabulary terms, and fully documented quotes add depth to the text.
Digital technology now connects people to each other and to all the world's information everywhere, at all times. This is changing the way people meet each other, fall in love, find jobs, learn new skills, take in news and entertainment, and build personal identities. Learn what these changes mean for society now and in the future.
Emma writes a story only to discover it is exactly the same as an unfinished novel from a dead writer. Suddenly she begins to feel more like a character of the story rather than the author.
At Caf Ä Hex, Samantha Henderson can imagine being the person she really wants to be. It's her place to daydream about going to art school and getting away from her politician father. It's her place to imagine opening herself up to a new kind of connection, away from her family and the drama of high school. Enter Xùthe boy she refuses to name. He's older, edgy, bohemian . . . in short, everything she thinks she needs. Her family and friends try to warn her that there may be more to him than she
Now, was I supposed to go left or right at the Light? Seventeen-year-old Amber Borden has a lousy sense of direction...so lousy that she takes a wrong turn when returning from her near-death experience. She ends up in the body of the most popular girl in school, who has just tried to commit suicide. Can a girl who can't even navigate the halls of Halsey High discover the secrets of her new identity and find her way back to her own life?
Teeth, claws, power, speed, venom, and an acute sense of hearing or sight...these are some of the characteristics that the world’s deadliest predators rely on for their survival. Each volume in this series focuses on one group of animals (sharks, snakes, spiders, etc.) and then profiles six creatures within that group. How they hunt, what they eat, where they live, and the essential role they play in maintaining nature’s balance are all vividly and accurately detailed.
With the passage of time, the controversies that shaped historic events sometimes fade. The Debating History series focuses on those controversies as a way to gain a fuller understanding of history. Chapters are organized in pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes arguments for and against a particular issue. Some of these essays are written from the point of view of someone who lived during the period; others are examined from a more current perspective. In all cases, important ide
Ensuring the safety and security of our nation in the 21st century presents a host of new challenges at home and abroad. This series takes readers inside the vital work of our men and women in uniform who protect and defend us. From the Army, Navy, and Air Force to the FBI, CIA, police, and firefighters, each book explores the history and mission of the force and the extraordinary heroism of its recruits. Whether fighting terrorism, securing the border, stopping crime, or putting out fires, thes
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.