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Crime, the detection of criminals, and the punishment of offenders, has taken many forms throughout history, and these titles examine the subject from every angle. Find out how the judicial system and methods of crime solving have evolved right up to the cyber age. Explore the development of punishments through the ages, from the biblical notion of an "eye for an eye" to modern penal systems that emphasize rehabilitation over penalty. Discover the terrible punishments of times past and present,
Harlow Wintergreen has been named the new Matriarch of VisionCrest, the powerful religious organization previously led by her father. There's just one problem. The real Harlow is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, and her double, the evil Isiris, isout in the world masquerading as her. With VisionCrest at her command, Isiris moves all the pieces into position for her genocidal endgame. To stop her twin from unleashing a super-virus designed to eradicate civilization, Harlow must escape the temp
The media regularly reports on border walls, migrant caravans, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants. But what are the stories behind the headlines? Crisis on the Border: Refugees and Undocumented Immigrants closely examines the people, the politics, and the policies driving one of the most important issues of the day.
This series covers some of the most controversial subjects affecting our lives today. Each title examines facts, arguments, and opinions from around the globe, using stories of individuals and case studies to make the information come alive for young readers. The 112-page books each include 40 to 50 color photographs, maps, and graphics that will help student readers put major events into historical perspective. Timelines, glossaries, print and Web sources for further information, text-dependent
In this series, readers will visit the homes and lives of teenagers around the planet, getting a close-up look at what they are going through and how they are thriving and surviving. Through the eyes of both expert authors and real-life teens, they will guide readers through their everyday lives, using images, texts, emails, and more. Additional information will be provided about the country to supplement the personal details. The author provides background information on the history, culture, c
STEM careers are all the rage but how does a student know which one to pursue? The Cutting Edge Careers series provides easy-to-use guides for teens who are trying to figure out if a particular tech job or career would suit them. Each book focuses a single career, such as robotics engineer or cybersecurity analyst among others. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects are discussed, along with insights from industry insiders—and a Q&A interview is included in every book.
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