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More than 450 million people worldwide watch esports each year. That is more than the number of people who watch Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, and HBO combined-and the esports audience keeps growing. Esports and the New Gaming Culture examines the cultural phenomenon that is esports. The book explores the world of professional gamers and teams, the competitions, the spectators, the business of pro gaming, and even the interscholastic programs-all of which make up this exciting revolution in spectator spo
Exploring Art takes a look at a wide range of art forms commonly seen today. Readers will learn about various types of art, their histories, how they?re made, and their cultural impacts. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
Tech, finance, and media companies are accelerating their digitization of customer services at an unprecedented rate creating a growing demand for STEM professionals. Exploring Hi-Tech Careers takes a deep dive into the thriving hi-tech employment picture for digital engineers, security analysts, data scientists, and experts in blockchain and artificial intelligence. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
Hot weather is getting hotter while hurricanes, droughts, floods, and forest fires are increasing in intensity. Extreme Weather and Climate Change: What?s the Connection? explores the science behind recent weather-related disasters and explains the role climate-changing emissions play in the recent record-shattering weather extremes.
English teacher Victorya Rouse has assembled a collection of true stories told by teens who know firsthand it means to leave a beloved but unsafe homeland for a distant place where everyone speaks another language.
The world gets its food primarily through farming, fishing, and the raising of livestock. But as global population grows, environmental changes occur, and people worldwide become concerned about their own health and the health of the planet, a revolution is taking place. The Future of Food: New Ideas About Eating explores changing views of food and food production. Topics covered include sustainable agriculture, meat alternatives, and genetic engineering.
Discover the human side of key newsworthy and historical figures. Each biography in this easy-reading series is peppered with quotes and childhood stories, accounts of successes and failures, and descriptions of the inspirational sources and experiences that influenced the person's achievements. Detailed timelines and indexes make these valuable reference resources.
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the field of genetic studies has transitioned into an era of discovery. This book explores the breakthroughs in research that inform our understanding of ancestry, inheritance, epigenetics, health, and medicine.
Get Involved explores the many ways people can volunteer in their communities. Readers will learn about a variety of opportunities, the skills required, and how to get started. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
They come from different parts of the country and from different backgrounds. What these artists share is talent (they’ve all topped the charts); grit (they’ve worked hard to get there); and desire to make music that speaks to, for, and about the people and the world around them. The Giants of Rap and Hip-Hop series explores early life, the ups and downs of the artist’s life and career, major influences, and new directions. Fully documented quotes, from the artists and from the people who know t