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Learn the behavioural-biological science of courtship and mating rituals in the animal kingdom and meet the scientists who study them. Coverage includes lobsters and other crustaceans and mollusks; ants and spiders; snakes, frogs, and other amphibians and reptiles; parrots and other birds; chimps, seals, whales, wolves, giraffes, and other mammals; and salmon jellyfish, and other fish.
Matt, a white quarterback from Montreal, Quebec, flies to France (without his parents' permission) to play football and escape family pressure. Freeman, a black football player from San Antonio, Texas, is in Paris on a school trip when he hears about a team playing American football in a rough, low-income suburb called Villeneuve-La-Grande. Matt and Free join the Diables Rouges and make friends with the other players, who come from many different ethnic groups. Racial tension erupts into riots i
This book explores the cultural, environmental, political, and economic impacts of mass migration triggered by climate change, profiling places where climate migration is happening and examining how the phenomenon may develop in the long term.
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.
Times are tough for shrimpers and fishers in the Gulf of Mexico. The animals they rely on for their livelihood are harder to find. Every summer a dead zone—a region of low oxygen—emerges in the waters along the Gulf Coast. Where oxygen is low, fish and other animals cannot survive. The good news is that people can eliminate dead zones by changing agricultural practices and reducing pollution. But if we don't act globally, our waters will slowly suffocate. Can we survive without healthy seas and
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.
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.
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.
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.
Behind the glory medals, money, and fame of big-time sports lies a complex web of controversy and deceit. Doping—the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to gain a competitive athletic edge—is common in many sports. While doping can improve performance, it poses huge risks for athletes' health and careers. Some of the world's top athletes, have seen their images tarnished by doping scandals.Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson uncovers the shadowy world of athletes w