High School eBooks
This book discusses how counting is used in games, taking turns, putting things in order, and telling when things happen.
This book explores the fascinating developments in technology and natural science that shaped the world as it is today.
This book profiles the music-loving teenage boy band from Sydney, Australia.
Analyzes the complex causes and effects of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks both domestically and internationally, and examines the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This book follows the progress of an imaginary city through six key periods of time, each captured by a scene of the city and zooming in on key buildings like a Roman bathhouse, medieval castle, and a modern skyscraper. Illustrations introduce the reader to the people who lived there, from Greek slaves to modern-day commuters.
This guide explains the important differences between growth stocks and income stocks. Use it to help create a strategy for buying and managing income stocks that will make your money work for you.
This title examines Western art’s original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines Western dance's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines fashion's roots in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines film's origins at the turn of the twentieth century, the ways and styles in which it has expanded and changed, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines Western music's original European roots, the ways and styles in which it expanded, and how it has grown into an integral part of Western culture.
This title examines television's origin in the United States, the ways different networks and shows have shaped history, and how it has grown to capture the nation's attention.
This encyclopedia offers insight into the Civil War from a state and local perspective, showing how the American experience of the conflict varied significantly based on location.
This book tells the story of human history by exploring a street as it evolves from 10,000 BCE to the present day.
This guide explains the important differences between Treasuries, municipal bonds (including general obligation and revenue bonds), and corporate bonds. Together these investments can help create a diversified financial portfolio.
This guide explains what mutual funds are, how they work, and how to begin using them as an investment tool. Learn about the types of mutual funds and the pros and cons of mutual fund investments.
This guide explains how to buy and sell stocks online, how to pick winning stocks, and how to decode stock charts like a pro, from EPS to P/E to funny ticker symbols like YUM!
This guide explains how to make sure your hard-earned money remains safe and keeps earning interest.
Tells the story of the men and women who spent their lives and fortunes trying to abolish the institution of slavery in the United States.
This reference work chronicles the campaign to end human slavery in the United States, bringing to life the key events, leading figures, and socioeconomic forces in the history of American antislavery, abolition, and emancipation.
Readers will learn how to care for Abyssinian cats and discover the characteristics of the breed.
This visual guide provides all the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. Its practical, 'how-to' approach offers information and skills to succeed, step-by-step instructions, tips, checklists, and 'Ask yourself' features showing how to boost confidence and overcome challenges. It includes real-life case studies.
Aimed at readers who are not experts in the field, the material is relevant to courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. It presents and analyzes the underpinnings of the multi-disciplinary concept of sustainability.
Explores acne in detail, covering its causes, treatment, and ways to cope with this condition.
This title examines how climate change affects individuals and society, investigates how people are working to respond and adapt to climate change, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.
This book explores Afghanistan, a country in a state of political, economic and social transformation. It examines the benefits of change, as well as the challenges to traditional ways of life in an age of increasing globalization.
A traveler tells the story of his safari in Kenya, the people he met, the stories he heard, and the wildlife he experienced.
Covers a different era of importance to African American culture and includes the events, lifestyles, social history, and key figures unique to that time; included are eyewitness accounts and primary documents.
Provides information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse.
Students are introduced to the processes of predicting, investigating, and reasoning. This title also will allow students to determine the main idea of a text, recount the key details, and explain how theses details support the main idea.
The book demonstrates how to solve addition and subtraction word problems by using objects or drawings. It will also allow students to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, and identify which reasons and evidence support specific point(s).
Provides coverage of topics and themes related to the life and times of Julius Caesar. Organized alphabetically according to topic or theme—e.g., individuals such as Marc Antony, places such as the province of Gaul, events such as Roman elections or battles in the Civil War, and institutions such as Roman classes, slavery, patrons, and clients--the entries also cover all the territories of the Roman Empire during Caesar's time, from Britain to Egypt.
Provides updated information about a wide variety of allergic reactions, including common symptoms, diagnostic tools, and prevention strategies. It recounts what is currently known about the causes of allergies and the role the immune system plays in their development.
Discover the world of the Allosaurus, a carnivorous hunter who hunted in packs of two or more and had a thick body that ended in a long tail.
This book serves as a comprehensive guide that explores solar, wind, and other sources, and the technology available to harness them.
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.
This volume examines how some of the most popular musicians today—entertainers such as Madonna, Adele, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift—rose to fame and made important musical breakthroughs, all while paying tribute to those who came before them.
This book introduces students to the concept of sound. How can sounds be heard but not seen? How does sound travel through air and at what rate of speed?
This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of biological engineering, including bionic legs, artificial organs, and animal cloning. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering, including the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of environmental engineering, including projects that supply water to impoverished areas, structures in the Netherlands that hold back the Atlantic Ocean, and the cleanup of contaminated areas. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of mechanical engineering, including Mars rovers, robotic surgery systems, and advanced wind turbines. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
Provides an introduction to the Industrial Revolution.
This set provides a transnational view of US history, focusing on the role of Americans and the US while analyzing how the world has influenced the US and Americans. It examines the impact of US policies on the world, as well as on the domestic agenda and discusses the increasingly important role of the US, from the early days of the republic to the present.
Learn all about America's First Settlements and the struggles and people who made this country what it is today.
Provides a single-volume source on the conflict that helped define the American nation and promotes a nuanced understanding of the events, personalities, and issues related to the war and its aftermath.
Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.
This volume covers the first decade of the twenty-first century from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the details of Americans' daily lives. Topics include world events, the arts, business and the economy, education, fashion, government and politics, law and justice, lifestyles and social trends, media, medicine and health, religion, science and technology, and sports.
Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).
Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.
This reference tool enhances readers' appreciation of the role economics has played in U.S. history since 1776. Entries cover an array of information on historical events, legislation, economic terms, labor unions, inventions, interest groups, elections, court cases, economic policies and philosophies, economic institutions, and global processes.
Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.
Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to the era of industrial development in U.S. history.
Provides answers on all questions related to the variety of ways by which the American people govern themselves – from their constitutions and governments to the political norms and ideals that guide their actions as citizens and leaders; to local communities, civic associations, and political associations people form for collective deliberation and action; and to the relationships they form with their elected representatives.
This collection blends historical and popular culture perspectives in its analysis of the development of sports and sports figures throughout American history.
This encyclopedia covers U.S. poetry from the Colonial era to the present, and includes entries on hundreds of poets of the American canon.
This book discusses the history of American quarter horses, what they look like, and facts about owning one.
Utilizing key selections from American literature, this volume aligns with ELA Common Core Standards to give students a fresh perspective on and a keener understanding of slavery in the United States.
A biography of Amy Poehler and her career as an actor and comedian, written for young adults.
Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers the trials of nine innocent blacks, who were rounded up, tried, and convicted on little more than the word of two white women.
This book focuses on how experiments are conducted using the scientific method. The Periodic Table is introduced, along with descriptions of mixtures, solutions, and compounds.
This book looks at some of the most famous revolutionary groups, their beliefs, and the ways in which they achieved their goals. From national revolutions to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this book shows how revolutionaries have changed the world, for both good and evil.
In Ancient Aztecs, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Aztec civilization, including their military power and feats of engineering. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
In Ancient China, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient China, including their technological wonders and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
Introduces young readers to some of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world's history and the legacies they left behind, from the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the amazing culture of the Mayans.
Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.
In Ancient Greece, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Greece, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
In Ancient India, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient India, including their enduring religions and rich literary traditions. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
In Ancient Maya, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Maya people, including their advanced mathematics and massive stone cities. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
In Ancient Mesopotamia, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Mesopotamians, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and technological wonders. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.
In Ancient Rome, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the ancient Romans, including their military power and feats of engineering. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
This title follows the development of anesthetics, including the first anesthetic use, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how anesthetics work and how new technology is making anesthetic use safer and more precise.
Profiles the life and career of actress, director, writer, and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie.
Through the use of primary sources, this book addresses a range of topics within the subject of animal rights and welfare, including zoos, animal testing, philosophy regarding the treatment of animals, and practical measures instituted to protect animals.
Examines the two sides of the debate related to animal rights, and how it affects students today.
This book examines the art of animation; the tools, the techniques, the artists, and the artwork that so many generations have come to know and love.
This book examines the twin art forms of anime and manga, including the pioneers, the innovators, the creative techniques, and the most popular genres.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for anorexia and bulimia.
Explores anorexia and bulimia in detail, covering its causes and treatments.
This two-volume encyclopedia lays a foundation for understanding global warming and other issues related to the North and South Poles. Approximately 350 alphabetically arranged entries treat key terms and topics, important expeditions, major figures, territorial disputes, and much more. Expedition tourism is covered, as is climate change.
This title follows the development of antibiotics, including premodern forerunners to antibiotics, groundbreaking discoveries and the doctors who made them, and where the science is heading in the future. Learn how antibiotics work and why scientists need to continually discover new drugs.
Describes the characteristics, behavior, and plight of endangered apes, and what people can do to help.
This book discusses the history of Appaloosa horses, what they look like, and facts about owning one.
Young readers explore what happens to an apple tree during each season.
This book discusses the history of Arabian horses, what they look like, and facts about owning one.
In this book, readers discover archaeologists' goals as they dig up discoveries and the training needed to get a foothold in the field. It lays out the rich stages of archeological history, and readers learn why this field remains so important to this day.
In this book, issues related to mobile device use are discussed, such as: Do Mobile Devices Impair Users' Physical Health? Are Mobile Devices a Dangerous Distraction? Are People Too Dependent on Mobile Devices? Do Mobile Devices Promote Oversharing?
In this book, issues related to video game use are discussed, such as: Is Video Game Addiction a Problem? Do Video Games Cause Violent Behavior? Can Video Game Play Be Beneficial? How Should Video Games Be Regulated?
This work looks at the worldwide drive to produce and consume increasing amounts of energy and at its potentially catastrophic effects on the environment.
This book teaches students what to do if they are being bullied and what they can do to help a friend or fellow student who is a victim of bullying.
This book profiles the life and career of musical artist and entertainer, Ariana Grande.
Examines the design, construction, and uses of hand weapons and armor from a Stone Age axe to the revolvers and rifles of the Wild West.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about your arms, legs, and other body parts.
This guide tells the story of every major art style, movement by movement, from ancient and medieval times to modern day, giving art lovers a visual timeline showing key paintings that sparked each transition and explaining major events that shaped their evolution.
This book provides a unique social history that explores major aspects of daily life in a long-ago era via images of physical objects and historical information about these items. Entries on the artifacts follow, with each containing an introduction, a description of the artifact, an explanation of its significance, and a list of further sources of information.
This book provides a unique social history that explores major aspects of daily life in a long-ago era via images of physical objects and historical information about these items. Entries on the artifacts follow, with each containing an introduction, a description of the artifact, an explanation of its significance, and a list of further sources of information.
Examines a variety of famous artists, from ballerinas, puppeteers, painters, poets, and sculptors, with accompanying illustrations and photographs to supplement the content.
Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.
Explores asthma in detail, covering its causes, the challenges of living with asthma, and treatment options.
Describes the various steps necessary for an astronaut to prepare for a flight into space and follows astronaut Linda Gardner as she trains for her space shuttle mission.
Explores the origins of the universe, the history of astronomy, the Solar System, and outer galaxies. Includes star charts and a guide to constellations which locate stars, galaxies and other objects in the night sky.
Shows beginners how to identify stars, planets, and other celestial bodies in the night sky, using photographed techniques to help people learn step-by-step.
Recounts some of the major discovery milestones in the field of astronomy and examines the tools and techniques currently used by astronomers to study the universe.
This title provides an engaging and up-to-date presentation of fundamental astronomy facts and principles. The text explains the nature of celestial bodies such as the planets, dwarf planets, stars, moons, asteroids, and comets. It also examines the tools and techniques used by today's astronomers, including high-tech telescopes, spectroscopy, and computer modeling.
Provides facts about Egyptian pharaohs, Japanese dynasties, Peruvian people, and other ancient civilizations.
Describes the details and characteristics of atoms and molecules that are too small for the unaided eye to see.
Reason, rationality, and reform were the watchwords of the Enlightenment era and the themes of much of the writing that appeared at that time. Such luminaries as Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine took up their pens to illuminate the social injustices and injuries to personal freedom that pervaded their societies. The lives of these writers and others—from novelists, dramatists, and poets to satirists, social critics, and more—are profiled in this volume.
From Romanticism to Realism, the 19th century saw a flourishing of literary movements, as well as the arrival of several now-revered luminaries on the literary scene. This volume examines the lives of some of the 19th century’s greatest writers—Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy, to name just a few—and reveal the stories behind the works they crafted.
At the dawn of the 20th century, writers began experimenting with literary styles as never before. The modernism of Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and T.S. Eliot, the existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett’s absurdist writings, and the range of literary output from around the world reflect the spirit of the period. The lives and works of these and other authors are surveyed in this volume.
By capturing the transformative spirit of the medieval and Renaissance periods, such literary giants as Geoffrey Chaucer, Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare, and John Milton laid the foundations for literature, drama, and poetry today. Readers will be introduced to these and other notable figures whose works have had an enduring impact on the global literary canon.
Explores autism in detail, covering its diagnosis, treatments and therapies, and medical advances.
Covers the mysterious world of these ancient people, including their beliefs, rituals, and civilizations.
Lucy follows her dream to train to be a professional ballerina, and is selected as one of a handful of students into the Ballet Academy. Follow her journey as she gets through the tough training with the support of teachers and fellow students, and performs alongside her idol in The Nutcracker before facing her final challenge of getting into Ballet High School.
Anthropology, politics, and history come together to form an insightful blend in this authoritative title covering kinship, tribalism, and nonurban cultures the world over. Both the theory and practical examples of tribal cultures are presented, with several chapters dedicated to the various schools of anthropological thought on nonurban societies, accompanied by a survey of tribal and indigenous cultures both historically and in modern times.
This text examines the role of banks and the process of business financing as insightful text breaks down such terms as interest rate, capital, and dividend.
This guide features Barack Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, who became the first African American to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers baseball.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers basketball.
Learn about the events that led up to the tragic Battle at the Alamo, including the disputes between Mexico and the United States.
Introduces the high adventure of medieval England through the letters of a knight's squire who participates in an exciting tournament before witnessing the preparations and battle engagements of a castle under siege.
This book explores the early history of Texas -- from its time as an independent republic to its annexation into the United States. Readers will learn about Texas's role in important U.S. events, such as the Mexican-American War and the Compromise of 1850.
This title examines the role and theme of Biblical allusions in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Matrix, Lord of the Flies, and The Lion King. It features four analysis papers that consider Biblical allusions, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.
From dump trucks to stunt-defying monster trucks, this book introduces young children to the world of trucks.
Examines the issue of biodiversity, among and within plant and animal species in an environment, from a variety of international perspectives.
This book covers recent advances in bioengineering that have changed both the world in which we live and the bodies within which we live. Among the topics covered are homeostasis, biological and artificial control systems, diagnostic imaging, prostheses, biomaterials, environmental engineering, and various subfields of bioengineering.
This volume profiles many of the individuals who sought to fulfill the promise of the New World, from explorers to religious and political leaders to writers who captured the spirit of the time, as well as those native inhabitants who strove both to preserve their ways of life and to peacefully coexist with the new settlers.
This volume profiles some of the notable military and political leaders of Revolution as well as some of the lesser-known figures instrumental to securing the country’s future.
This volume profiles many of the soldiers, generals, political leaders, and social activists who left indelible marks on the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, thereby altering the entire course of American history.
This volume surveys the lives of the individuals responsible for some of the nation’s earliest political, social, and cultural achievements.
This volume examines the lives of many of the noteworthy individuals of the time—including Andrew Carnegie, Susan B. Anthony, and Theodore Roosevelt—and the lasting influence they have had over time.
This volume examines the lives of explorers from across Europe—including Leif Eriksson, Sir Francis Drake, and Alexander von Humboldt—who voyaged to the New World. They discovered the lands that would later be known as the Americas—motivated by curiosity, commercial interests, or scientific inquiry.
This volume is a straightforward, comprehensive guide to the study of living matter: what it is composed of, how it reproduces, how it reacts to the environment around it, and how it evolves. Readers will enjoy the bright photos and engaging information while learning an important part of the study of biology.
Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science. Discusses critical issues such as embryogenesis and commercial applications of research in biology and addresses ethical issues. Provides information on careers in biology. Contains sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, a glossary, and individual and cumulative indexes.
This book examines the history of biopharmaceuticals, the ins and outs of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, and the future of the field.
Examines biotechnology and related subjects in the context of science, government, politics, culture and society, and the environment. It also covers historical, political and ethical debates and issues.
Provides a guide to identifying birds from around the world. Features notes on each species' physical characteristics, geographic location, marks of distinction, brooding behavior, and threatened species rating.
Identify specific bird species. Explore their behavior, life cycle, mating habits, geographical location, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.
Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.
This title examines the life of Blake Shelton, including his childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. It also explores Shelton's early interest in music and talent in singing and songwriting that led to the release of his albums.
Covers the 14 systems of the human body and their role and functions both from an individual organ perspective and each system as a whole, as well as what occurs when systems are not functioning properly due to injury, disease, or other causes. Entries cover the development of each body system from birth to full adult growth, as well as adjustments by the body during the senior years.
Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.
Provides broad coverage of approximately 80 current international border disputes and conflicts. Each volume begins with an introduction to the type of dispute to be discussed, identifying the conflict as territorial, positional, or functional.
Answers basic questions students ask about financial skills needed for adulthood, including borrowing money through mortgages, car loans, college loans, and credit cards.
This title examines how brain injuries in football affect individuals and society, investigates how people are working to avoid such serious injuries in sports, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.
This title will inform readers about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, segregation in public schools, those involved in the case, and the law applied after the ruling--the fourteenth amendment.
This title examines the life of Bruno Mars, including his childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. It also explores Mars' early interest and talent in music, his Grammy Awards, tours, and charitable work.
Provides an introduction to Buddhism, discussing the history, beliefs, key figures, and practices of the religion.
This book tells the story about a leaf bug who introduces other bugs that also have great camouflaging ability.
Learn about the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, when the United States purchased approximately 828,000,000 square miles of territory from France, thereby doubling the size of the young republic.
Learn about the construction of the Erie Canal, built during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to link Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes with the Atlantic Coast.
Text provides an introduction to the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
In this book, students will explore and understand that certain attributes define what a shape is called. It will also allow students to identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
This book presents students with context for today’s concerns on bullying, with many students witnessing first-hand the damage bullying behavior can inflict. It includes a history of bullying through the ages and early studies and attempts to curb bullying behavior as well as such topics as cyberbullying, anti-bullying campaigns, and issues facing students and caregivers today, like whether cyberbullying should be criminalized.
This text presents bullying as a health issue and proposes effective strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention based on current scientific research of aggressive behaviors.
This title examines how traditional bullying and cyberbullying affect individuals and society, investigates how people are working to put an end to all bullying, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.
Covers job opportunities in business and construction. Career profiles include corporate climate strategists, environmental bankers, green builders, and surveyors.
In this book, students learn how to make patterns out of colors, shapes, and lines. They will discover that changing any color, shape, or line will also change the pattern.
This book covers Capitalism, an economic system that prizes free and competitive markets, private ownership, and a comparatively small role for government intervention and regulation. Yet capitalism also has many political undertones and has become associated with notions of freedom, individualism, self-determination, and anti-unionism.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers car racing.
Explores the many technical and creative jobs in information technology that are expected to grow.
Explores the wide variety of jobs available for those interested in the field of marketing.
Provides the most current information available on careers in the United States and Canada to people of all ages and all stages of career development. Each volume covers a career cluster and its common career pathways. Job profiles cover the following: job facts, nature of work, work environment, education, licenses, certification, and training, job outlook, similar occupations, and sources of additional information such as books, audio/visual materials, and organizations.
A resource for anyone who needs to take care of an elderly person at home, this resource provides an invaluable reference that offers constructive, illustrated guidance for first time and beginning caregivers. It includes information on essential first aid, advice on selecting professional help when needed, and dealing with a variety of common conditions.
Identify specific caterpillar and butterfly species. Explore their behavior, life cycle, mating habits, geographical location, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.
Presents a diverse and panoramic view of women and their accomplishments in American history by bringing their achievements to light and helping them gain the recognition they deserve.
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Ray Bradbury.
This book teaches students that everything is made of matter, and that physical changes create different forms or states of matter. Examples of these different states are presented in easy-to-understand text. The book also introduces students to the law of conservation of mass.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers cheerleading.
Come eye-to-eye with the world's cheetahs and get to know all about their lives through simple text and dazzling full-color photographs.
Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.
In this volume, readers learn about the history of chemistry and the concepts they might encounter in an introductory chemistry course, including chemical and volumetric analysis, atomic theory, gravitation, elements and the periodic table, chemical reactions and formulas, and organic and inorganic compounds and bonds.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for childhood obesity.
Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on childhood obesity.
Investigates the present-day culture of the most populous country on the planet, China.
This biography examines the life of Chris Kyle. Readers will learn about Kyle's family background, childhood, education, service in the US Navy SEALS, and his time as a sniper.
Covers the faith of Christianity from its origins to its role in the 21st century.
Young readers learn about Christmas through simple text, photos, and activities.
Young readers learn about Cinco de Mayo through simple text, photos, and activities.
This book challenges readers to examine their roles as citizens of the United States, Texas, and local communities. Exploring the Texas Bill of Rights, students will grasp the basic rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens. Readers will also learn how the U.S. and Texas governments function, and what sets Texas government apart.
Join in the adventures of Seth and Abrinet as they travel back in time to ancient Rome when gladiators entertained the crowd.
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of English-language novelist, Charles Dickens.
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Emily Bronte.
Epics such as Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid and tales such as those contained in the collected The Thousand and One Nights offer readers a glimpse into ancient cultures and eras. This volume profiles individuals and works that have withstood the test of time, remaining culturally significant and influential for centuries.
Takes a behind the scenes view to show the drama that led to the passing of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts and the effect that this bill has had in the development of our country.
Sung to the tune of 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat', this book teaches young readers about how eating, sleeping, and other things we do require us to brush and floss our teeth everyday. Also emphasizes how dental check-ups are part of good oral hygiene.
This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue.
This book explores the history, science, applications, and ethical issues of cloning. Profiles include pioneers in the field, including John Bertrand Gurdon, Ian Wilmut, Shinya Yamanaka, and James Thomson.
Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on cloud computing development in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.
This title examines how inhalants and club, prescription, and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs affect individuals and society, investigates how people are working to put an end to drug abuse, and analyzes the controversies and conflicting viewpoints surrounding the issue.
This work is intended to introduce students to the tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States that dominated international affairs in the second half of the 20th century.
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of author, Joseph Conrad.
Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this four-volume work provides an authoritative source on the history of the comics medium.
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Sue Monk Kidd.
This title examines the role and theme of the coming of age archetype in A Separate Peace, The Catcher in the Rye, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Giver, and The Fault in Our Stars. It features four analysis papers that consider the coming of age theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.
This book combines everything you need to know about cats, from choosing a kitten or cat and day-to-day advice on nutrition and grooming, to guidance on behavior, play, and health and diseases.
This guide to owning a dog provides everything needed to nurture a dog from puppyhood to old age. Prospective and current pet owners can discover dogs' origins and anatomy to help understand canine behavior before moving on to determine how to choose the best dog, how to prepare a home, and how to handle everyday care basics.
This book guides parents on healthy food choices for their families, using tailored advice for every age group, from infants to adults. From essential nutrients to ideal serving size, this book explains how nutrition can promote healthy weight, optimal memory, growth and development, digestive health, and balanced moods, and provides nutritious, healthy recipes to help any family achieve this.
This guide provides everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols of the world's 196 national flags, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields, as well as their starring role in famous historical moments. This book is the ultimate reference, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and how they have evolved over the course of history.
Reviews the history of computer science, discusses concepts, and profiles contributors in the field. Also explores the impact of computers on society, with examples in literature and film to illustrate and support trends. Includes illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, filmographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary. For general audiences.
From the defining boundaries of the Balkan states to the icy terrain of Antarctica, this atlas shares more than 400 maps created with the latest digital mapping techniques to bring you Earth in more detail than ever before.
A career guide featuring various careers in construction and trades for students with a high school diploma.
Combines concise career information to help young readers explore a wide range of possible future careers and explains the nature of the work, what it takes to break into the field, and typical earnings. Careers profiled in this field include architects, carpenters, drafters, electricians, painters and paperhangers, and roofers.
Profiles jobs in the construction industry such as architects, cement masons, drafters, electricians, landscape architects, and roofers.
Profiles jobs in consumer goods production and sales such as advertising and marketing managers, canning and preserving industry workers, fashion designers, green products manufacturers, sporting goods production workers, watch and clock repairers, and more.
In the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times with their own flair and insight. This volume profiles a diverse selection of authors—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—an attestation to the scope and complexity of modern society.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about the continents and keeping the world green.
Provides comprehensive information on pollution, the interrelationships of the natural world, environmental problems both natural and man-made, the relative risks associated with these problems, and solutions for resolving and/or preventing them.
Packed with more than a hundred completely charismatic classic cars, this book is the ideal gift for anyone driven to admire these majestic machines. Multi-angle photography reveals the true craftsmanship and beauty of these stunning rides, and the text pays tribute to each vehicle and explains why it's destined to be a classic, now and forever.
This title will introduce readers to coral reef ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known coral reefs and their characteristics.
Readers will learn about the challenges affecting coral reef habitats and how they can be saved.
This guide, featuring more than 150 exercises and a range of specially commissioned programs designed for a wide range of activities, sports, and goals, offers everything you need to get the very best results from your workouts.
Profiles the biggest corporate mistakes or misdeeds throughout history, covering the people, the times, the decisions made.
This volume examines the historical developments in the field of cosmology, the evidence supporting the Big Bang theory, and the future implications of dark matter and an expanding universe.
Examines the great variety of animal life found in and near the waters around the world, from hippopotamus to jellyfish to sharks.
Covers all the ins and outs of good credit vs. bad credit, how to build a credit history, credit scores, and anything else students need to know about the process of taking out a loan.
Learn about bugs that creep and crawl, bugs found around your home and school, bugs that crawl then fly.
This work examines advancements in forensic science and explores the positive and negative aspects of using this technology to fight crime.
Profiles the life and career of professional soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Describes the characteristics, behavior, and plights of endangered crocodiles and alligators, and what people can do to help.
Examines crystals and gems in various shapes, sizes and colors. Also explores how crystals are used in everything from industrial tools and electronics to items in the household.
This book's aim is to help you learn to make music using Csound, a free power-user music program.
This book captures the historical context, the minute-by-minute drama, and the profound repercussions of the 'Missiles of October' confrontation that brought the very real threat of nuclear attack to the United States' doorstep.
This book provides an up-to-date, accessible guide to the growing threats in cyberspace that affects everyone from private individuals to businesses to national governments.
This book examines the many facets of cyber combat—from the threats of information exposure that American civilians encounter on a daily basis, to the concern of keeping up with the capabilities of China and Russia, to the inherent dangers in ignoring cyber threats.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers the sport of cycling.
Offers multiple perspectives on momentous events. This volume introduces the never-to-be-forgotten event called D-Day, the June 6, 1944, Allied Invasion of Normandy, France, that took place before World War II ended in 1945.
Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.
Retells the best-loved stories from both the Old and the New Testaments, meant to capture the imaginations of young readers or listeners via illustrations, paintings, photographs, maps, and historical objects.
This book describes how everyday people courageously survived under repressive Communist regimes until the voices and actions of rebellious individuals resulted in the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe.
This book focuses attention to the everyday social, cultural, and political lives of migrants in the United States as they established communities far away from their former homes.
Takes an in-depth look at every aspect of American Indian life during the almost 300 years of conflict with Anglo-Americans.
Provides a general overview of the daily life in a vast empire which contained numerous ethnic, linguistic, and religious communities.
Provides a broad examination of American society between 1900 and 1920, covering rural and urban America, the changing nature of work, race relations, popular culture, citizen activism, and society during wartime.
Explores many aspects of urban life in colonial America, including working conditions for men, women, children, free blacks, and slaves as well as strikes and labor issues; the class hierarchy and its purpose in urban society; childbirth, courtship, family, and death; housing styles and urban diet; and the threat of disease and the growth of poverty.
Provides a look at daily life in the colonial South from the time of European arrival to 1770. Describes how a diverse mix of people created new patterns of living, behaving, and believing across changing physical, demographic, economic, and social environments. Emphasizes the everyday experiences of ordinary people from the Chesapeake Bay to the Lower Mississippi River, examining aspects of daily life such as work, families, possessions, food, leisure, bodies, and beliefs.
Presents an extensive history of women in the civil rights movement that highlights ordinary women's experiences in their local communities and the impacts of their activism upon American women and society.
Examines the details of the daily lives of the ancient Aztecs through the study of their social history, culture, and continuing influence, written from the perspective of the history of religions.
Explores the daily lives of American people from colonial times to the present through primary documents that include diaries, letters, memoirs, speeches, sermons, pamphlets, and all manner of public and private writings.
Documents how trade has acted as a catalyst for migration, exploration, cultural interchange, and conflict and war throughout history. Describes the history of trade and traders' lives, examining how commerce had important consequences in various regions of the world. Addresses a wide range of topics, such as fair trade, the World Trade Organization, and the role of trade in sparking world wars. The book's coverage ranges from the earliest times to the present day.
In this fact-filled biography, readers learn about the career of baseball player David Ortiz, from his childhood and early sports endeavors to his establishment as a living legend, including all the trials and triumphs along the way.
This book profiles the life and career of singer Beyoncé, including her time with Destiny's Child and her life with her rap-artist husband Jay-Z.
This book profiles multi-talented superstar Jennifer Lopez, covering her singing career, her movie career, and her television career, in addition to her role as mother of twins and the head of her own charity.
This book profiles tennis champion Serena Williams, her career, and her competition with older sister Venus Williams.
This book profiles the life and career of singer and songwriter, Shakira.
This book teaches readers how a calendar can help them find out and keep track of time by viewing the days, weeks, and months. This title also can be used to explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
This book provides step-by-step procedures associated with key carpentry concepts. Coverage begins with a discussion of house types and foundations, gradually progressing to more complex areas, such as wall and floor framing.
This book is an easy-to-understand reference for the complex safety and OSHA regulations that construction professionals face every day. It provides comprehensive coverage on the requirements, standards, and safe work practices that should be adhered to on any job site.
This book uses the International Mechanical Code as the foundation for providing readers with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully install or modify HVAC equipment.
This code reference takes a straightforward, illustrated approach to explain the most important and commonly used codes in the 2009 International Plumbing Code.
This book uses the 2012 International Residential Code® to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings, and presents them to users in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Sections cover the wide range of residential construction topics that must meet IRC® mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical installations, with high-dimensional illustrations to help explain code application.
It's after hours at the museum, but something is stirring. A roar echoes through the corridors - the dinosaurs are alive! Meet a colorful cast of dinosaurs large and small and see what they get up to when no one is watching.
Learn how to deal with tough situations and act accordingly when faced with a bully.
This title teaches students how to deal with the disappointment of defeat by encouraging them to stay in control of their emotions, recognize what went wrong, and ultimately learn from the experience.
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of writer, Ernest Hemingway.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dementia.
Provides an in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American poet, Walt Whitman.
The book covers the concept of democracy and addresses some of the volatile questions that continue to puzzle even the best of us. It provides a survey of the development of this form of government, dating back to its invention in ancient Athens and continuing to the present, following its development with the changing times.
Explores depression in detail, covering causes and effects, treatments, and medical advances.
This title will introduce readers to desert ecosystems, the plants and animals that thrive there, its climate, its food web, any threats to it, and conservation efforts. Readers will also learn about the most well known deserts and their characteristics.
This book examines the historical trajectory of dictatorship, fascism, and totalitarianism; their characteristics; where they intersected and how they differed; and some of the individuals--including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, among many others--infamous for violently imposing their often extreme agendas.
Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on digital cameras and camcorders in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to their creation.
Updated with the latest techniques and newest equipment, this guide aims to provide beginning camera enthusiasts and photography students with the the latest developments in the field. Screen shots have been updated from OS9 to OS10, and new photos and information illuminate everything the reader needs to know to take stunning digital shots.
Offers a basic foundation on the subject of dinosaurs, full of fascinating facts and figures about these creatures.
Covers the world of the dinosaur, focusing on their teeth, feet, eggs, and fossils.
Young readers will learn about an age when dinosaurs ruled the earth, from gentle Jurassic giants and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex, to fearsome packs of Velociraptors and herds of Hadrosaurs.
This volume examines the various styles of music that defined the 1970s and '80s, profiling the artists who captured the spirit of rapid social and cultural change.
Confucius, the Great Wall, silk, oracle bones, writing, and paper are among the topics explored in this text. Beginning with Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi’s life size terracotta army of soldiers, chariots, and horses, it also covers early development, early dynasties, the unification of China, and the achievements, gifts, and inventions of the ancient Chinese
This text follows the story from the Egyptians' prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Beginning the journey at Hatshepsut’s tomb, Egypt’s first woman pharaoh, it also explores the pyramids at Giza, learn about the language of hieroglyphics, and the rise and fall of the mighty pharaohs.
This text provides an overview of the history of ancient Greece, beginning with the Minoans, Greek mythology, and Mycenae, and continuing to the advent of Rome. Greek philosophy, religion, daily life, love of sports, and art and architecture are also explored.
Mesopotamia, often called the Cradle of Civilization, is the focus of this book. It explores the rise of city-states and innovations in agriculture, as well as the complex systems of writing, architectural wonders, advancements in military tactics and weaponry, and some of the first recorded legal codes developed by the people of Mesopotamia.
This history of ancient Persia discusses the contributions of rulers from Cyrus to Darius as they expanded the boundaries of the empire. Over a period of almost 1,200 years, the ancient Persians learned to cultivate crops such as wheat and barley and to domesticate animals. They also demonstrated their talents for architecture and art by building enormous palaces, such as at the site of Persepolis, and introduced the idea of worshipping a single god.
This text covers the highlights of ancient Rome, including its founding, mythology, social life and customs, and Roman law, civilization, and religion. Aspects of everyday life are also featured, including trade guilds, blood games, chariot races, baths, theatre, poetry, and education.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for dissociative disorders which are generally associated with post-traumatic stress or past abuse.
In this book, issues related to police behavior are discussed, such as: Is Racism a Significant Factor in Police Misconduct? How Can Police Best Be Held Accountable for Abuses of Power? Should Body Cameras Be Mandatory for Police? What Can Be Done to Prevent the Abuse of Police Powers?
Describes the characteristics, behavior, and plight of endangered dolphins, and what people can do to help.
This book explores Donald Trump’s early life, his formative years, his career, and the campaign that brought him into office as America’s 45th president.
Young children learn about different ocean animals through this book with repetitive, rhythmic text.
Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.
Provides basic consumer health information about the abuse of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications, along with facts about prevention, treatment, and recovery. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.
This book profiles the life and career of Miami Heat basketball player, Dwayne Wade.
Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on electronic books (e-books) in detail as an important segment of the publishing industry, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its creation.
Sing along with Dr. Jean and Dr. Holly to learn about how we can all work together to take care of the Earth.
Text promotes children's curiosity while building important science content knowledge. The interaction of text and photos supports and engages readers as they learn about the wonderful world around them. This book focuses on the Earth's rotation in space.
Examines the unique properties of the Earth and its Moon, bodies in the solar system often overlooked by those of us so close to them.
Provides comprehensive information on Earth's climate changes. An exploration of case studies, ancient Earth's climate, it's impact on Arctic regions, and recent studies are explored.
Early readers examine how volcanoes, earthquakes, and erosion change the surface of the Earth.
Provides comprehensive information on population growth and its effects on the environment.
This book looks at earthquakes, why they happen, and their impact on people and landscapes.
Describes natural disasters which have occurred in various places throughout the world.
Learn about earthquakes and the side effects such as landslides, tsunamis, and the introduction of the Richter Scale to measure earthquakes.
Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on eating disorders.
Uses illustrations and photographs to explore the areas of ecology, including the study of nature, major world biomes, water creatures and humans in the biosphere.
This text provides a detailed explanation of the scope of economics, historical development, and the strengths and weaknesses of various economic systems are provided.
Provides a comprehensive examination of the complex ways in which economies succeed or fail, covering the role and value of currency, the reasons that recessions happen, and why some countries are poor while others are rich.
Discusses various education and career paths, as well as how these paths influence a person's financial future.
This guide provides the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. It shows how to understand your audience and communicate strategically, but also explains how to discover which delivery approach is right for you as well as providing what is needed to develop confidence, listen effectively, and give and receive feedback.
Covers the many aspects that relate to electricity, from circuits, lightning and generators, as well as how we utilize this physical power in our lives.
Examines the inner working components of electronic devices many use in everyday life, most without ever knowing exactly how something like a computer or television really works.
Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.
This title examines the life of Emma Stone, including her childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. It also explores Stone's early interest and talent in acting, some of her most well-known roles, and her awards and charitable work.
This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.
This book provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. It covers manufacturing, agriculture, mining, utilities, construction, wholesale, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, public administration, and service industries. Classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), this edition includes an essay for every one of the 1,057 2017 NAICS codes.
Examines why species of organisms occupy different parts of the world, and why it is important to comprehend how they evolved.
Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.
Provides an essential reference handbook for students of geography and related social sciences.
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
Provides information on invasive plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms in the United States, which are threatening native ecosystems, agriculture, economies, and human health.
This reference work includes articles on the history, religion, cultural practices, and political economies of Muslims from the seventh-century in West Asia to today’s Muslim societies throughout the continents of Asia, Africa, the Subcontinent, Europe, and the Americas.
Examines clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style.
Offers a comprehensive and authoritative look at the most important individuals, events, and topics in American Indian history. Includes in-depth coverage of tribes, notable leaders and events, customs, dress, dwellings, weapons, government, and religion.
Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists.
The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
Provides a guide to astronomy and space science and includes the facts and figures from the latest missions to the planets, and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive reference tool for understanding the latest developments in national and international terrorism, one of the most pressing security challenges facing the world today.
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
This book explains how all forms of energy are either potential or kinetic. It addresses how energy can be used in the form of water to create electricity, in the solar form to heat our homes, and in the form of wind to turn the blades on a wind turbine.
This work examines our reliance on fossil fuels and their impact on the environment; the pros and cons of nuclear energy; the debate about biofuels; harnessing energy from the Sun, wind, and water; and energy in the future, from hydrogen fuel cells to solar power from space.
This book explains the fundamentals of energy science and the impact of energy on human life and the environment. Interdisciplinary in nature, it covers topics from such fields as geology, biology, physics, history, sociology, and economics.
Examines the unseen force of energy, both potential and kinetic, and how this force is a vital part in the area of physics.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.
This work addresses the role of the economy in both creating and solving many of the world's most pressing environmental challenges. Focusing on environmental and natural resource economics, it addresses basic concepts, environmental policy, natural resource economics, market failure, exhaustible and renewable resources, benefit-cost analysis, and applied welfare economics, as well as key concepts of economics, movements, events, organizations, individuals, and research.
Text provides an introduction to some of the U.S. Civil War's most significant battles, including the battles at Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers the psychological aspects of equestrian horsemanship.
Describes volcano eruptions that have occurred in various places throughout the world.
Covers beginner basics to advanced techniques, featuring illustrated sequences on how to learn and master key skills, and tips on how to improve your overall form.
This biography examines the remarkable life of Estée Lauder. Readers will learn about Lauder's family background, childhood, education, and innovative work as the founder of the Estée Lauder cosmetics company.
This book introduces the American mosaic of multicultural literature by chronicling the achievements of American writers of non-European descent and highlighting the ethnic diversity of works from the colonial era to the present. It contains entries on African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American literary traditions, among others, and features topics like the civil rights movement, bilingualism, assimilation, and border narratives.
A five-volume survey of European history from the onset of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War. Alphabetically arranged entries cover the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.
A six-volume survey of European history from 1450, the beginning of the print revolution, to 1789 and the French Revolution. Presents over 1,000 alphabetically arranged entries covering the period's most significant personalities and meaningful developments in the arts, religion, politics, exploration, and warfare. For students, scholars, and general readers.
This math concept book engages young readers through simple text and photos as they discover the difference between odd and even numbers.
This set covers times from the Renaissance to the present. Each volume focuses on a specific historic period and examines 12 events within those time frames that changed the world. Each entry provides an introduction that lays out factual material in a chronological manner, an in-depth essay interpreting the event's significance, and an annotated bibliography of the most important current works on the topic.
Matt and Jose help welcome a new young boy from India by introducing him to the activities of the local community center.
This book takes readers to the prehistoric era when creatures like Smilodons, Pterodactyls and the Megatooth Shark ruled the land, air, and sea. It features images, games, size comparisons, timelines, a glossary, an index, and more.
Provides amazing stories about ocean creatures, how they dive, wriggle, squirt, and snap their way through the deep.
Illustrations and photos assist in detailed exploration of genetics and evolution including findings in fossils and on the microscopic level, from plants and animals to humans.
Provides examples of science projects and experiments that can be replicated for science fairs and other purposes, as well as suggestions on ways to design projects that investigate specific scientific topics and includes step-by-step descriptions of projects.
Photographs and text examine the history of explorers and exploration, and highlight many of their discoveries.
This text highlights the intrepid individuals at the forefront of modern-day exploration and adventure. Those who have challenged conventional thinking, and sought to test physical limits of human endurance in the 20th and 21st centuries are the subjects of this collection of biographies.
In this text, readers will become familiar with the lives and journeys of the early explorers Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Genghis Khan, who sought to establish vast empires, as well as enterprising merchants such as Marco Polo.
This volume details the lives of such late Renaissance and Enlightenment era explorers as Henry Hudson, Vitus Bering, James Cook, and Daniel Boone, among many others, as well as the explorations and discoveries of which they were a part.
This title examines the exploration of caves, taking the reader into the world's deepest caves. It examines the explorers who journeyed to these dark, dangerous chambers, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.
This title examines the exploration of deserts, taking the reader to the Sahara and beyond. It examines the explorers who journeyed to these vast, arid landscapes, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.
This title examines the exploration of mountains, taking the reader Everest and other world-famous mountains. It examines the explorers who journeyed to Earth's highest peaks, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.
This title examines the exploration of polar regions, taking the reader to the Arctic and Antarctic. It examines the explorers who journeyed to these frigid areas, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.
Contains articles detailing biographies of famous astronomers, celestial bodies found in the universe, the solar system, and future explorations into space.
This title examines the exploration of space, taking the reader across the solar system. It examines the explorers who journeyed into Earth's orbit and beyond, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.
This title examines exploration under the sea, taking the reader to deep ocean trenches. It examines the explorers who journeyed to these strange, fascinating areas, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible.
Describes the hidden artifacts, remains, and other details that help people understand the past.
Describes a wide variety of extreme weather such as tornadoes, droughts, storms and extreme hot and cold temperatures.
Examines the issue of extremism and radicalism from a variety of international perspectives.
This book examines the causes and intent behind fake news, presenting a balanced but realistic view of what has been taking place, how, and why. It examines both the consequences of these actions and the efforts being made at all levels of society to end this problem.
This title examines the role and theme of the fall from grace archetype in The Crucible, Crime and Punishment, Frankenstein, Things Fall Apart, and Macbeth. It features four analysis papers that consider the fall from grace theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme.
Examines animals that may be seen in daily life, such as cats and dogs, birds, insects, cattle and horses, and provides an overview of each species.
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of American writer, William Faulkner.
This text teaches readers about some of Texas's most important and famous people, such as Stephen Austin, Barbara Jordan, and George W. Bush.
This book provides a firm grounding in the historic political, social, and economic implications of rule by monarchy, including the prevalence of the feudal system in medieval Europe. Modern monarchies and the role of the aristocracy in every age are also detailed.
Explores the craft of fiction writing in the formats of newspaper, magazine, and online.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers figure skating.
Focuses on one of nature's most destructive and deadly forces--fire--but also explains its very important role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
This reference covers more than 100 different conditions, from splinters and sprained ankles to strokes and unconsciousness, and explains what to do with step-by-step photographic sequences.
Uses photographs and illustrations to explain characteristics of fish and marine life, along with species diversity, amphibians, and people's relationship with aquatic life.
This book looks at floods, why they happen, and their impact on people and landscapes.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for food allergies.
Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on food allergies.
Explores the diverse array of food plants from around the word and how each is grown and different ways to eat the grain, fruit, leaves or vegetable.
Examines the most current scientific studies and provides in-depth information on food regulation and safety.
Presents nearly 100 entries on foods that have shaped history. In learning about foods and their importance, readers will gain valuable insight into other areas such as religious movements, literature, economics, technology, and the human condition itself.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers football.
This book looks at forest fires, why they happen, and their impact on people and landscapes.
This volume allows readers to examine the various forms of government that have developed around the world, with a special focus on the ascension of democracy.
Examines the production and distribution of fossil fuels and their viability as a future energy source.
This book explains how the Earth is made from rock, the three different types of rock, how rocks are made, and where they can be found. Students learn about how fossils are formed, how they help us learn about life long ago, and the importance of fossil fuels to our present and future life on Earth.
This book provides a background of the history and development of the oil and gas industry from the earliest days of human civilization to the present moment, with special attention on the history and development of hydraulic fracturing and directional drilling.
This title will inform readers about the Freedom Summer. It covers where it took place, the organizers, why its purpose was to get African-Americans registered to vote, and more.
This book teaches students what being a friend means: how it is important to listen and trust and what it takes to meet and make new friends.
Introduces a variety of frogs and toads and describes their distinguishing characteristics.
Identifies specific frog and toad species and explores their behavior, life cycle, mating habits, geographical location, anatomy, enemies, and defenses.
Explores the big bang of creation to the blackout death of worn-out stars. A brief history of fusion research, beginning with the first tentative theories in the early 20th century, is also discussed, as well as the race for fusion power.
Join in the adventures of five school children as they embark on a life or death mission to the distant star system of Alpha Centauri to find a new home.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of global marketing.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of technical innovations in business management.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on investment research and analysis.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the social aspects of internet marketing.