High School eBooks
This collection of articles examines the #MeToo movement, in which women around the world shared their stories of sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. The book looks at the international response and inevitable criticism, as well as the future of the movement.
Divided into five chapters: Momentous Moments, Battling It Out, Weird or What?, Nasty Nature, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, major moments that have changed the course of history are showcased together with minor incidents to give context to each event.
This book covers 3D technology that is used to make low-cost prostheses, replace diseased organs, produce new pharmaceuticals, and create models to guide surgeons through difficult operations.
This book features kid-accessible experiments that examine animal behavior.
This book features kid-accessible experiments that will help them gain a deeper understanding of color theory by mixing colors and subtracting colors using filters and pigments.
This book features kid-accessible experiments that explore the properties of light, including refraction, reflection, and how light travels.
This book features kid-accessible experiments that explore the scientific principles of sound, which include finding out what kinds of matter conduct sound, locating the sources of sound, and matching vibrations.
This book features kid-accessible experiments that explore constellations, the Sun, and the Moon.
This book features kid-accessible experiments that explore the intricacies of time, including how it is measured and how it affects everyday life.
This book brings the concepts of energy and motion to life through diagrams and illustrations, presenting some of the natural resources most used by humans and the pros and cons of various energy sources.
This book presents the most outstanding space travel events since humans landed on the moon with photos and illustrations. It includes coverage of missions to the different planets as well as space stations, satellites, and Mars rovers.
This visual guide presents the most cutting-edge applications of technology, detailing who invented different types of technology, what they're made of, and the potential applications they have. It covers such advanced topics as nanotechnology, bionic implants, and pioneering medical advances as part of the core STEAM concepts.
This book offers insight into the many transformations our universe has experienced since its origin fourteen billion years ago. Through illustrations, diagrams, and accompanying text, it explores how the universe evolved to its present state and what theorists predict will happen in the future. It covers the origins of the universe, theories regarding existence before the big bang, and how astronomical observatories and observation instruments work.
This book lists the kinds of motors used to put a robot in motion. It lists the types that are available, what they can do, and how much power they require. Also, it provides examples of ways to determine mathematically if a motor is strong enough to do the task required.
This book covers more advanced tasks such as soldering and welding, and using CAD to design the robot. Also included are examples of how physics can be used to see if elements of the robot are strong enough to perform a task.
This book chronicles the history of algebra since its earliest inception in Babylon and ancient Egypt and the history of trigonometry, which draws on principles presented in algebra and uses angle measurements to elaborate on geometric calculations. It addresses the curriculum requirements of both disciplines.
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.
American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.
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 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.
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.
An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.
This text examines influential American women activists and their speeches on vital issues. Each entry outlines the speaker's motivation and provides examples of their speeches in context, supplying information about the setting, audience, reception, and lasting historical significance.
In this book, readers learn the proper uses, side effects, and costs of amphetamines, as well as what they can do to help someone get off of them.
This book introduces the key concepts of calculus, while offering biographies of important figures as a background to the comprehensive understanding of the field. It allows for a solid appreciation for the sometimes competing theories that informed its early history.
Examines the diverse peoples of early European civilization through a series of 212 essays, presented in chronological order. Coverage includes prehistoric origins through the early Middle Ages (8000 B.C. to A.D. 1000). Includes maps, photos, and chronologies. For the general reader.
This book explores animals that survive and thrive in groups. Lions, bees, and meerkats are covered. It examines how group members help each other face life’s challenges from finding food to raising young.
This book explores how animals interact with the world through their senses since, unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.
This book provides an introduction to the field of anthropology. Readers will learn of the various branches of anthropology, including archaeology and biological anthropology, and how anthropologists of different disciplines collaborate to shed light on the mysteries of times past.
This book looks at the scientists who paved the way for Sir Alexander Fleming, discovering penicillin in 1928, the mechanics of antibiotics, and the looming challenges of antibiotic resistance today.
This book explores the complicated and intertwined history of Zionism and Arab Nationalism from European rule and the League of Nations mandates proclaimed after World War I to the events of and leading up to World War II through to Israel's declaration of independence. Photographs, maps, details of key events, and profiles of the people involved are provided.
This book covers a wide variety of topics in the emerging field of machine learning, including facial identification, voice recognition, video games, driverless cars, and robot helpers.
This guide to learning how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pens, and pastels will help you develop skills in every medium. It explains which tools, materials, and methods should be used, allowing you to master more than 80 techniques, from shading to blending to perspective to cross-hatching, as you follow inspirational drawing tutorials.
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.
This book discusses what life is like for astronauts in space—what they eat, how they sleep, how they work, and the training involved to become an astronaut.
This book provides an introduction to the field of astronomy. The work of astronomers is examined, and the tools of the trade discussed. Recent discoveries and the latest technology are featured, providing the most up-to-date information available.
This book covers the hottest topics in deep space, including exoplanets, black holes, and dark matter, as well as the amazing telescope technology that makes this work possible.
This book provides directions on how to build your own observatory with easily accessible tools and supplies. Follow the directions in this book to use your observatory to view the stars and planets, develop hypotheses, and conduct experiments to test them out!
This book looks at the world of astronomy, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.
This book examines all aspects of dinner in international settings, enabling cross-cultural comparisons and an understanding of the effects of modernization and globalization on food habits.
This book introduces readers to the science behind plants and other living things through fun hands-on activities. Real-life examples of the same scientific principles at play in each activity will get readers excited about the science at work in their everyday world.
An encyclopedia on the history of sports in the world. Major topics include 300 modern and traditional sports in 75 nations, cultural and social paradigms and perspectives, college and youth sports, competitions and major events, major sports venues, and the evolution of media coverage. Volumes include 500 articles supplemented by over 1,000 illustrations and sidebars.
This book shows how your bicycle can be a great tool to use when planning your next science fair project. It provides diagrams, detailed instructions, and photographs to help demonstrate gravitational pull and measuring speed and efficiency.
This book examines how companies, governments, and individuals collect and use massive amounts of personal information, highlighting the privacy concerns that result when these activities are done without public knowledge.
This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on hunting large game, from deer and moose, to endangered species such as elephants and rhinoceros. It explores the practice of big game hunting, hunting as a wildlife management approach, and controversies and laws related to big game hunting, including big game hunting in Africa.
This book explains what biodegradability is and how much of what is consumed does not break down over time. It offers advice on what each of us can do at home to live in a more eco-friendly way, and what technologies are being developed to make more products biodegradable. An enlightening 'Myths and Facts' and '10 Great Questions to Ask Your Science Teacher' section is included.
This book looks at the world of bioengineering, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.
This book will introduce young people to the fascinating world of biologists and the interesting work that they do. Readers will learn about the details of their daily work, including the tools and instruments they use. They will also learn about what kind of schooling is necessary for the job.
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 guide provides scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state bird.
This book is for children curious about birds and keen to explore the world of ornithology. Explore the skies and find out all about various types of birds, from birds of prey to tropical birds, and how a bird makes its nest. It includes activities, including how to make a bird feeder, and plenty of fun facts.
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.
This book examines how and why schools, special-interest groups, and governments attempt to suppress information in print and online.
Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.
The hairstyles, slang terms, advertising jingles, pop music sensations, and all else described as popular culture is covered in this five-volume reference. Arranged chronologically by decade and by broad topics within each decade, this set focuses solely on the popular culture of the twentieth century, offering more detailed information on trends and fads than any other resource. Written specifically for students in grades 5 through 12.
This book covers fascinating cutting-edge neuroscience topics, from brain-to-brain communication systems to thought-controlled limbs and brain-mapping technologies.
This book shows how to design and build your own robots, RC cars, motors, and more with these prize-winning science fair ideas.
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 guide provides historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state capital cities, including their capitol buildings.
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.
This book introduces young women to the ins-and-outs of audio engineering, including the basics about equipment, software, and the career paths they can pursue.
This book explores options for creating new-wave content, designing publishing platforms for the media of the future, and leading organizations through digital media publication and management.
This accessible guide introduces girls to the world of e-commerce, describing the different jobs available in the field and providing practical advice on job preparation.
This book provides easy-to-follow descriptions of careers in graphic design, including multimedia design, web design, and photography. It provides information on the daily duties of a graphic designer, the education and training required, and the job prospects for the coming years. It also includes practical advice on how to write a resume and cover letter, build a portfolio, prepare for job interviews, and network.
This book offers a practical guide for girls who love technology. Profiles of real women working in hardware engineering provide inspiration and a behind-the-scenes look at what these jobs involve. It highlights different types of engineering jobs, educational requirements, and tips for a successful job search.
This book covers the software engineering industry at large, possible career paths, and the preparation tech girls can undertake in middle school, high school, and college to lay the foundations for engineering.
This book offers a survey of the various job paths in web development and the coding skills needed. With an emphasis on coding camps and websites, extracurricular activities, and college degrees in coding or related fields, readers can take action now to pursue their dream job.
This book introduces readers to various career options within the field of medicine, exploring what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more.
This title begins with a brief history of the Korean War and then examines these questions: How did Post-World War II tensions set the stage for the Korean War? How did the Korean War advance the desegregation of the US Military? How did American foreign policy change in the aftermath of the Korean War? How did the lack of a clear-cut victory shape the two Koreas?
This title begins with a brief history of the Persian Gulf War and then examines these questions: How did oil politics fuel the Gulf War? How did the Cold War's end influence the Persian Gulf conflict? What was the result of basing US and coalition troops in Saudi Arabia? What followed from allowing Saddam Hussein's regime to survive?
This title begins with a brief history of the Vietnam War and then examines these questions: How did fear of Communism lead to US intervention in Vietnam? How did the Tet Offensive increase opposition to the War? How did Richard Nixon’s policies influence the war’s outcome? What lasting impact did the Vietnam War have on the United States and Vietnam?
This title begins with a brief history of the War on Terror and then examines these questions: How did the 9/11 attacks launch the War on Terror? How did the killing of Osama bin Laden weaken al Qaeda? How did the War on Terror contribute to the founding of ISIS? How has the War on Terror altered global terrorism?
A look at animal and human cells, and the internal structures that allow them to obtain energy, get rid of wastes, grow, and reproduce.
This book provides directions for readers on how to make their own laboratory with simple materials and household items. It provides step-by-step directions to help you conduct your own experiments and test hypotheses.
This book introduces young people to the basics of chemistry (such as elements and compounds), the various branches of chemistry (including organic chemistry and physical chemistry), and the history of the field. Sidebars introduce key terminology or pose questions that get students to think critically about what they’ve read.
This children’s atlas shows key animal habitats and locations around the world. Photographs highlight each continent's most iconic animals and colorful graphics show the animals, plants, and habitats found within each country. Habitats are introduced and explained, from the mountains and deserts to the grasslands and tropical rain forests, including where the habitats are found, what the climate is like, and what plants and animals live in them.
A comprehensive, illustrated thesaurus created specifically for young readers and writers, with more than 4,000 entries and authoritative content. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include definitions and sample sentences to help kids understand the meaning and usage of words in context, and antonym features present another layer of vocabulary for children to enjoy.
A comprehensive, illustrated world atlas created specifically for young readers. Using stunning modern mapping, based on the latest seamless, cloud-free satellite image data together with facts, maps, satellite images, and local stories, this atlas is a global yet personal experience.
This volume offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped civil rights’ struggles in American history. This text closely studies more than forty primary source documents and examines civil rights movements in the U.S. from 1954 to 2015. The material is organized under five broad categories: African American Civil Rights; Women and Equality; Latino Civil Rights; The Gay Rights Movement; and Native American Rights.
Climate change is one of the most controversial and misunderstood issues of the 21st century. This book provides a clear understanding of the issue by presenting scientific facts to refute falsehoods and misinformation—and to confirm the validity of other assertions.
The articles in this collection examine the phenomenon of climate refugees, those who can no longer live in their homeland due to droughts, flooding, and other natural disasters. The book also covers the impact this phenomenon has on humans and the economy, and looks at the politics and other factors that affect the refugees' arrival in new countries.
This book explains coding clearly for children with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. It is packed with up-to-date information and fun quizzes, while key curriculum text tells children why we use code, how computers use code and covers the history of coding from early computer programming languages to Python and Scratch.
Geared towards kids ages 10 and over, this book teaches them how to build graphics, games, and apps using Python.
This volume traces the history of colonialism in each of Africa's regions, as well as the fight for independence and the challenges of establishing viable nations after years languishing under the colonial yoke.
This resource traces the impact of foreign rule in East and Southeast Asia, providing insight into the wars and policies that affected the local people, economy, and society.
This volume examines colonial society in Latin America and the Caribbean and its influence on the region today.
This volume traces the rise of European influence in South Asia. It contains a history of resistance to colonial rule, discusses how the people of South Asia won their independence, and explains how the region evolved after independence.
This book looks at the world of computer science, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.
This book presents readers with a broad introduction to the important topic of concussive brain injury that considers historical, medical, research-based, legal and ethical perspectives. Primary source documents that provide additional information and bolster students' critical thinking skills, a timeline, glossary, index, and sources for additional information are also provided.
This book analyzes critical topics that include the importance of conservation and the immediate and long-term threats posed to our air, forests, oceans, and soil. Also included is an insightful 'Myths and Facts' section, along with '10 Great Questions to Ask Your Science Teacher.'
This book examines the role copyrights play in the areas of public domain, intellectual property, schools, and the digital realm.
This book introduces readers to the science behind heat and cold through fun hands-on activities. Real-life applications of the same scientific principles at play in each activity, such as how air pockets in igloos work as insulation, will get readers excited about the science at work in their everyday world.
This book presents multiple aspects of disability in a mainstream culture, and how to deal with complications resulting from a parent's disability. It provides a guide for developing resilience and finding a voice. Special features include a segment on Myths and Facts, as well as an Ask the Specialist section.
This book combines objective facts with sensible guidance to navigate the subject of incarceration as it affects or has involved a parental figure. It informs both those wishing to learn more in order to help a friend or classmate, and those struggling with parents in the system. Special features include Myths and Facts and 10 Great Questions to Ask a Specialist.
This book provides insight into the sources of body shaming, how to confront someone who body shames, and ways to cultivate a positive body image. A Myths and Facts sidebar helps correct misconceptions about whom body shaming affects, and 10 Great Questions to Ask a Counselor shares common queries for specialists who deal with body shaming and the issues that come with it.
This book defines hate and intolerance, explores the reasons some people express hate toward others, and gives readers a blueprint for recognizing and deflecting hate with nonviolence and kindness.
This book discusses the particular stresses faced by homeless teens as a result of poverty, natural disasters, and other causes.
This book details the skills that can help teens cope with living in a homeless shelter and outlines the ways and tools for moving beyond it. Included with the text is a Myths and Facts and Ask the Specialist section.
This book provides thoughtful and engaging ideas for how to cope with and heal from online flaming and trolling. Special features include a segment on Myths and Facts, as well as an Ask the Specialist section.
This book provides practical advice and sympathetic support for dealing with political disagreements between oneself and others, and also shows how to listen and potentially learn from people with whom one disagrees. Sections covering Myths and Facts and Ask the Specialist are included.
This book provides an insightful glimpse into the prevalence and negative influences of sexism and misogyny in modern culture, and offers practical, empowering, and proactive coping strategies.
This book helps readers to recognize sexual harassment when they experience or see it, and discusses how victims can speak out about sexual harassment, recognize that they are not alone, and how to help themselves and others heal.
This book offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the concept of social media anxiety, dispels many widespread myths and replaces them with up-to-date facts, while helping readers identify whether they are experiencing social media anxiety and offering them reliable strategies for dealing with it if they are. A Myths and Facts sidebar is also included.
This book offers a practical approach to coping with one's own deportation or that of a loved one. Included are definitive questions to ask an immigration lawyer, as well as detailed examinations of deportation causes and procedures.
This text examines viewpoints about the roots of terrorism and its role in different areas around the globe. Experts, journalists, and politicians all weigh in on this important topic in order to help students reach their own conclusions about the role of terrorism in our world today.
This text includes primary source evidence, including experts’ opinions and scientific data, political rhetoric, and court decisions, in order to show students the issue of US military engagement in the Middle East from all sides. Students will evaluate the evidence included in this text to reach their own conclusions on one of the most important issues of our time.
This book covers breakthroughs in battery technology, new developments in green building construction, and the expansion of 'smart' houses, roads, and cities based on the Internet of Things.
This book covers breakthroughs in the full-sensory immersion entertainment experience, from the next generation of theme parks, ultra-high definition movies, virtual reality toys and video games, and augmented reality displays which will revolutionize what people see, hear, and feel.
This book describes current technologies that will make Web 3.0 possible, including cloud computing, the Internet of Things, Big Data, the Semantic Web, and cybersecurity.
This book covers cutting-edge technologies in disease prevention, treatment, and diagnosis, as well as in individualized healthcare, including robotics, organ and tissue engineering, genomic testing, and wearable medical devices.
This book covers the development of a new generation of cutting edge robots, unmanned vehicles, weapons, tactical gear, and other defense-related technologies.
This book covers a new generation of cutting edge motor, air, space, and marine vehicles and other transportation related technologies.
This book introduces readers to the city of Dallas, Texas. Students learn all about this city’s history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and other fascinating facts.
This book covers Dengue fever, providing a timeline of the history of the disease and of efforts to eradicate it. It ranks behind only malaria among diseases spread by insects as a threat to humans. The book includes sidebars on the life cycle of a mosquito and ways climate change is aiding the spread of the disease.
This book examines the use of designer drugs such as LSD, Ecstasy, and methamphetamines which is widespread among young adults, particularly in club or party settings. These drugs are especially risky because they are made in batches in individual home labs, so there is no way to tell how much of any dangerous substance was used in their creation. Readers learn the risks associated with using many of these designer drugs.
This book systemically describes the impact of the Fifth Amendment clause by clause, using Supreme Court cases as real-world examples.
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.
This book provides an overview of the scientific issues associated with drug resistance, examines the current scope of the problem nationally and globally, and examines the measures that can be taken to combat this public health crisis.
In this book, readers learn the benefits of e-cigarettes, what's in the vapor they are inhaling, how the vapor can harm them, and the improper way e-cigs are used. They can also discover ways they can help others kick the e-cigarette habit.
This book traces the history of Escherichia coli infections (E. coli), reviewing efforts to contain outbreaks when they occur, and where medical science is in efforts to find treatments. Included is a timeline on the discovery, treatment, and outbreaks of E. coli.
This curriculum-based book teaches young readers about Earth as one of the eight planets in our solar system in astronomical terms, providing the fundamental information any student needs to begin their studies in astronomy, such as how Earth spins and revolves around the Sun, why its uniquely suitable for life, its physical features, atmosphere, biosphere, moon, its past, future, and more.
Combining studies of all the elements around us and how they interact, this book provides a history of the complex field of earth science, while highlighting core principles and concepts.
This book presents a look at Earth’s continents that young readers are sure to find both informative and interesting. It’s packed with colorful maps that are labeled and explained to foster young readers’ comprehension of this important topic.
This book makes it easy for any reader to develop a solid comprehension of the division of the Earth into hemispheres, which isn’t the easiest concept to teach or grasp. It involves geography, spatial awareness, map-reading abilities, and more.
This book outlines the history of the Ebola virus and describes the massive efforts to contain the worst outbreak ever, which hit West Africa in 2014 and killed thousands. There is a timeline of the important dates on the detection and treatment of this disease.
This book examines how electric cars powered by clean technology may be the ideal replacement for carbon-burning gasoline or diesel engines.
This book provides biographies of key figures, explanations of the science behind electricity, and an examination of how electricity is used in contemporary research and innovations.
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.
Comprehensive coverage of more than 2,300 North American religious groups in the U.S. and Canada -- from Adventists to Zen Buddhists. Information is presented in two distinct sections, essays and directory listings describing the historical development of religious families and providing factual information about each group within those families. Includes, when available, rubrics for membership figures, educational facilities and periodicals.
A survey of clothing, costume and fashion. Coverage includes the origins of clothing and body adornment, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress, as well as representative costumes from a wide range of historical eras. For students and researchers at the high-school level or higher.
This encyclopedia explores leadership theories and leadership practice through articles, biographical essays, and case studies focused on leaders (and their followers). Articles and sidebars show leadership in action in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
This two-volume Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and the Right contains over 450 articles on individuals, movements, political parties, and ideological principles, with those usually thought of as left in the left-hand volume (Volume 1) and those considered on the right, in the right-hand volume (Volume 2).
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.
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.
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.
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 2-vol. set encompasses nearly two decades of American history, beginning with the farm crisis of the mid-1920s, through the 1929 stock market crash, the gradual recovery during the 1930s with Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and World War II. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia features entries on depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society and culture.
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.
This comprehensive cookbook offers 15 flavorful recipes for high-protein, bite-sized balls of balanced nutrition to increase vitality and wellness, and regulate blood sugar and energy levels.
In this book, students learn about all kinds of energy that power our world and how we can make sure we never run out!
This book covers the wide spectrum of energy sources being developed and improved today, from solar, wind, and geothermal to more exotic technologies, such as nuclear fusion.
This book opens up the amazing world of engineering for kids with beautiful photography, lively illustrations, and key curriculum information. It features famous engineers, including the Wright brothers to Gustave Eiffel.
This book introduces readers to the engineering field, chronicling the development of its various subfields and their growing importance in a world driven by innovation. Readers will learn about seminal moments in engineering history, the typical trajectory of engineering education, and the individuals who advanced this exciting field, all while acquiring a grasp of basic engineering concepts.
This book introduces young people to what engineers do as well as the various branches of the field. Also, it helps young people learn to understand problems and find solutions to them, which is so much of what engineering is all about.
This book examines the history of this branch of engineering, what environmental engineers do today, and what's next for the field in which environmental engineering keep drinking water clean, protect people from pollution, and take steps to fight climate change.
Provides critical overviews of literary epics of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, literary traditions and cultural context.
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 book provides hands-on astronomy experiments so that kids can learn how gravity affects the movement of celestial bodies, why and how a satellite stays in orbit, how the Earth is protected from solar winds, why the stars seem to move in circles in the night sky, and how to safely observe the image of the Sun. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.
This book provides hands-on biology experiments so that kids can learn why plants seek light, how to grow plants from carrot tops, how water protects plants from freezing temperatures, why earthworms surface during a heavy rain, and why camels can live in the desert for weeks without drinking water. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.
This book provides hands-on chemistry experiments so that kids can learn how and why a volcano erupts, why there are holes in bread slices, why pennies turn green, how to separate milk into its solid and liquid parts, and how to grow fluffy white crystals. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.
This book provides hands-on earth science experiments so that kids can learn why the Earth bulges at the equator, demonstrate the movement of the Earth’s axis, determine how the composition of the Earth affects its motion, and replicate the cause of the day-and-night cycle. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.
This book provides hands-on physics experiments so that kids charge an object with static electricity, demonstrate how static charges produce sound, use magnetic force to suspend a paper airplane, determine that objects in water have a different weight than they do in air, and learn how a substance’s buoyancy can be changed. It features color illustrations and safe, simple step-by-step instructions.
This book explores nucleic acids, amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates, which are the basic chemical molecules that are vital to life for all organisms, human and otherwise. It examines how they determine our genetic makeup, provide energy, and enable important chemical reactions, and the structure, function, and interrelationships of these components of life.
This book explores biochemical reactions, which facilitate metabolic and/or photosynthetic changes in life forms through the actions of enzymes, making all life possible. It considers the types, causes, and results of different reactions that operate at the cellular level and beyond to sustain biological activity, and covers the early discoveries of the first biochemists, tracing developments and their impact to the latest advancements in and applications of biochemistry.
This book explores cells that breathe, fuel chemical reactions, communicate with one another, and reproduce. It explains the structure, evolution, and intricacies of this versatile unit of life, illustrating the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, the organelles that support a cell's functions, and the history of cell research from its discovery to current debates about the use of stem cells.
This book explores the amazing diversity of fungi, protists, and algae that is often difficult to detect with the naked eye. It examines the internal structures, genetic material, biochemical processes, and taxonomy that define these varied, small yet complex eukaryotic organisms, and demonstrates the many important functions that fungi, protists, and algae serve in the natural world, as well as in the lives of humans through various foods, medicines, and biotechnologies.
This book explores bacteria and viruses, which are among the oldest agents on Earth and reveal much about the planet's past and evolution. It examines how bacteria and viruses are constantly changing and the roles they play in nature, medicine, and disease, as well as discoveries that can lead to life-saving vaccines and antibiotics, making the fields of microbiology and biochemistry more intriguing and challenging than ever.
This book introduces readers to the scientific principles they are applying at home which have real-world applications. It offers a hands-on approach to electricity and magnetism, allowing readers to conduct experiments to answer questions.
This book provides easy and fun chemistry experiments using easy-to-obtain household materials and are excellent starting points for students to devise their own science fair projects. Through clear instructions and scientific illustrations, students will gain a better understanding of the basic concepts demonstrated by each experiment.
This book provides easy and fun experiments to examine the principles of electricity and magnetism. Using easy-to-obtain household materials, readers will make a battery from electric cells, test objects to see if they are conductors or insulators, and build a simple electric motor.
This book provides simple science projects young scientists can use to discover how distance affects images made by a convex lens, observe a wave model of polarized light, and explore the science behind mirages. The experiments use materials found at home or at school.
This book provides simple science projects students can use to learn the science behind temperature and heat. The experiments will demonstrate the conduction of heat in solids, thermal conductivity of liquids and gases, the relationship between temperature and color, and other scientific principles.
This book provides simple and engaging experiments to examine the science behind weather using easy-to-obtain household materials. Readers will discover how Torricelli’s barometer works, the terminal velocity of raindrops, and how density affects air masses in Earth’s atmosphere.
This book provides simple and engaging biology experiments that use easy-to-obtain household materials to explore the science behind the human body. Readers are guided through applying the scientific method to conduct experiments, which include observing the effect of body position and exercise on heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; building a model of the human eye; and figuring out how food moves through the body.
This book explores the universe that exists beyond the edges of our own solar system, covering constellations, galaxies, star types, the life cycle of stars, nebulae, quasars, dark matter, black holes, exoplanets, the search for extraterrestrial life, the 'Goldilocks zone,' habitable planets, and more.
This book gives an up-close look at some of the more elusive objects in space. Definitions of better-known objects, such as comets, as well as lesser-known objects, such as centaurs and trojans, give a basic understanding of space objects and the history of how they were discovered. It also covers the scientists who theorized about their existence and the later scientists who actually discovered them.
This book discusses facts about Earth, including what it is made of, the science behind natural disasters, weather and seasons.
This book explores our home planet Earth and its moon. It provides facts about .the planet's properties, how Earth and the moon work together, what we have learned about the moon from years of space exploration, the moon's influence on weather and ocean tides, and how one day there might be a colony on the moon.
This book explores the planets of Mercury, Venus, and Mars--the other small, rocky planets in our solar system besides Earth--which have been viewed for thousands of years. It covers the expeditions to these planets and how they have expanded our knowledge of these planets' atmospheres, surfaces, features, and even potential for life.
This book discusses facts about the Moon, including its origin, its phases, trips to the Moon, and careers in astronomy.
This book explores the outer reaches of our solar system, where the outer planets--Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto--are located. It provides such facts as the outer planets being separated from the inner planets by the asteroid belt, the discovery of Jupiter's moons, the study of sunspots, why humans can never live on one of the gas planets, and the physical and chemical features and movement of the outer planets and their moons.
This book discusses facts about the solar system, including the Sun, planets, comets, asteroids, the Oort Cloud, and the kinds of scientists that study the solar system.
This book discusses facts about stars, including how they are made, what happens when they die, kinds of stars, constellations, and the types of scientists that study stars.
This book explores the science behind the sun and its fantastic phenomena. It covers the sun's role from ancient mythology and astronomy through modern discoveries before going inside the sun's layers, breaking down the chemistry and physics behind the sun's composition and atmosphere. It also explains such events as solar flares, eclipses, and star formation.
This book discusses facts about the Sun, including its place in the solar system, its birth, what it is made of, its size, why it is yellow, how animals and plants use sunlight, and what kinds of scientists study the Sun.
This insightful book explains what fair trade is and how it promotes humane working conditions worldwide. It describes the origin of products and the hard work that goes into their production. Also included is a captivating 'Myths and Facts' section along with '10 Great Questions to Ask Your Science Teacher.'
This book explores fake news: how it gets made, how it affects the public, how governments and special interest groups use fake news to push specific agendas, and how fake news, alongside social media, is re-shaping politics and society.
This book introduces readers to the scientific principles behind force through fun hands-on activities. Real-life examples of the same forces they are studying at home, such as how tightrope walkers use poles to keep their mass over their center of gravity, get readers excited about these experiments about force.
This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on animals in agriculture and the development and impacts of industrial farming on the welfare of livestock, including living conditions; methods of production and slaughter; differences among factory, family, organic, and free-range farms; the use of antibiotics and hormones; and the effects of consumer preferences.
Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.
This book describes the processes of the immune system, and discusses some of the details of this system, such as fighting infection and how broken bones heal.
A first visual reference book for children eager to learn about all things science, it covers many different subjects, from the human body and animals to space and matter. Kids can discover how a flower grows, what's in the air we breathe, and why what goes up must come down. Includes photos, illustrations, quizzes, glossary.
This book provides readers with information on how the heart, lungs, and hormones contribute to the health and well-being of the human body.
This guide provides historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flags, including the inspiration of the design.
This book follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the story of aviation.
This guide provides scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flower and the processes used to select it.
This book provides a touching celebration of children from all over the world and the food they eat, featuring more than 20 easy-to-follow recipes.
This book details the various foods that have been shown to be beneficial in both preventing and fighting cancer.
This book provides directions on how to build a crime lab with tools and supplies you can easily obtain. Then, following the step-by-step instructions, play the part of a forensic scientist by doing your own experiments, analyzing evidence and drawing conclusions.
This book examines the history of this field, what forensic scientists do today, and what's next for this branch of science in which forensic scientists study crime scenes, examine evidence, and invent new ways to solve crimes.
This book discusses the efforts that are being made to move away from the use of fossil fuels as a way of reducing pollution and slowing or even stopping climate change.
This book delves into the history of the amendment, from its conception to its writers, why it was written, and why it is still so important today. Through clear and exciting text, explanations of the interpretation of the amendment are revealed, as well as important court cases that set its precedent.
This illustrated dictionary of French terms arranged by theme is intended for tourist and business travelers. Updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, it will help you learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know for ordering and buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language.
This volume is designed to introduce readers to the history and development of key advances in the science and practice of medicine. It explores issues in medical history and provides perspective on contemporary scientific research and innovation.
This book discusses nutrition and digestion, and how they contribute to the health and well-being of the human body.
Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.
Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.
Designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.
Through a narrative-driven pro/con format--supported by relevant facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations--this title examines issues related to genetic testing and research.
This book covers the science of genetics, from diagnosing genetic disorders prenatally to replacing faulty genes with normal ones, showing how medical researchers are paving the way to a future in which previously fatal diseases can be eliminated.
This set explores the history, theory, technology, ethics, and uses (and misuses) of genetic knowledge. Topics span the field from classical genetics to molecular genetics to population genetics.
This volume delves into physical geography, which is concerned with places, and human geography, which deals with the people in the places, how and why they live where they do, and how their social, economic, and cultural characteristics vary from one place to another. Other subjects include topical geography, regional geography, historical geography, cartography, and maps, atlases, and globes and how to read them.
This book will give young students an overview of different geological disciplines, inform them of the everyday problems these scientists must solve, and highlight tools and methods they use. It provides budding young scientists and casual science fans alike a glimpse of geologists at work that is both thrilling and informative.
This volume focuses on Earth's composition, including mineralogy and crystallography; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic petrology; economic geology; and geochemistry. It investigates Earth's structure, which concerns geophysics, structural geology, tectonics, volcanology, and geodesy. Earth's surface features and processes are also explored. Historical geology, stratigraphy, paleontology, astrogeology, and geology's practical applications complete this resource.
This book explores the fundamentals of geometry, including geometric shapes, axioms, and formulas, and the fascinating story behind the numbers. It also covers some of the field's most illustrious minds, from Euclid to Wendelin Werner, figures who have helped produce the various branches of geometry as we know them today.
This illustrated dictionary of German terms arranged by theme is intended for tourist and business travelers. Updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, it will help you learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know for ordering and buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language.
This book introduces readers to everything they need to know about data. It explores types of data, including numbers, strings, and arrays; how data is stored in computer and in codes; key vocabulary terms such as memory, cache, ram, disk, and flash; and the difference between constants and variables.
This computer-free book explores the concept of debugging and such key concepts as determining, measuring, checking, and correcting errors in code.
This computer-free book introduces the concept of logic, which lies at the heart of coding. It covers Boolean algebra, 'if' and 'until' clauses, arithmetic functions, and decision-making.
This computer-free book introduces the fundamental principles of repetition and looping. It looks at how language handles different ways of repeating code, including 'while,' 'for,' 'repeat,' and 'until' clauses as well as such key concepts as functions, subroutines, and nested loops.
Features more than 830 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Covering ancient civilizations to the present, important events in history are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.
This book features an overview of Australia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Brazil, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Canada, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of China, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of France, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Germany, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of India, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Iran, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Italy, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Japan, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Mexico, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Russia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book features an overview of Saudi Arabia, as well as insights into how its youth experience home and family, education and work, social life, and more.
This book discusses how cells and DNA assist in the growth and development of the human body.
Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.
This new supplement explores all aspects of extinctions and extinct life, featuring approximately 80 articles outlining major extinctions and related scientific areas. Entries are written by nationally renowned subject experts specializing in zoology, paleontology, and environmental science. Written for students and general researchers.
A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.
This book provides students with historical context of gun ownership in America, tracing the issue from colonial roots through the establishment of the NRA up to today’s highly charged and often politicized debates around issues like assault rifle bans, open carry laws, and more. It also addresses concealed weapons, mass shootings, and gun ownership and the laws surrounding ownership.
This book follows the path of this virus from its origins in Africa, to its emergence as the cause of a frightening epidemic, to its status as a treatable but incurable condition. There are timelines on the important dates in the history of HIV and on celebrity deaths.
This set is designed to be a one-stop-shop for young student’s first learning about healthy habits and health issues in general. Topics include nutrition, exercise, environmental health, medicine and healthcare, mental health and self-esteem.
This book outlines the three forms of Hepatitis and how they infect up to 6 percent of the people in the United States. Drugs that fight this viral infection, which attacks the liver, have been approved but many people go untreated because they mistakenly believe their symptoms are caused by something as common as the flu.
This book explores why animals, plants, and people look like their parents. It presents heredity, genes, and chromosomes, and how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.
This book examines the use of heroin, its history, and the current deadly epidemic. It covers how the epidemic began, how it developed, and, most importantly, the dangerous effects of this drug that extend far beyond coming down from the high. It also discusses the drug's intended purposes, their effects (both planned and unplanned), and the controversies surrounding them.
This guide provides historical and anecdotal information about selected major historic monuments and sites in each of the fifty states.
This book explores the homesteading and settling of the American West, following the Homestead Act of 1862, when states that had seceded from the Union could no longer block it in Congress. The Act opened land in the West for all Americans, including freed slaves, granting 160 acres to settlers under the condition that they farm it for five years. The result was that 1.6 million claims, covering 420,000 square miles, were granted.
This book introduces young readers to the myriad ways in which the assorted members of the animal kingdom communicate.
In this book, readers will learn all about how different animal groups forage for food, creating various food chains that allow diverse creatures to thrive.
Examines products that figure prominently in the everyday lives of teens, as well as many other items of interest. Entries describe the whys and hows of the inventions, provide step-by-step descriptions of the manufacturing process, and offer predictions about product enhancements for the future. Includes critical thinking questions, photos, illustrations, sidebars, and a 'For More Information' bibliography of books, periodicals, and websites.
This book that explains key concepts about food and what makes it good or bad for you. Covers a wide variety of topics, from dieting to gluten intolerance, debunks common food myths, explains nutrition, covers the food groups, and looks into organic vs. processed foods. Follow the history of food production and free-range farming, how food is transported, and what 'sell by' dates really mean.
In this book, readers learn that living organisms must adapt to survive as their surroundings change. By studying the developmental history of everything from single cell organisms to complex vertebrates, readers are presented with the evidence for evolution provided by the fossil record.
This book provides readers with expert tips on how to create their own portfolio and how to incorporate collaborative projects, including those they've completed with their classmates, peers, and fellow learners around the country and world.
This book will inform readers about the benefits of digital portfolios with a focus on problem solving and innovation.
This book explains to readers how to create digital portfolios for future-ready success! Electronic portfolios enable college, and career-bound students, to curate and demonstrate their skills and academic achievements in a way that can be continually updated and expanded upon using hyperlinks.
This book helps readers learn not only how to develop a digital portfolio but also how to use the portfolio to improve their communication skills with key audiences.
This book explores the use of a diverse selection of elements to demonstrate proficiency and skill sets. It will aid students in the process of drawing connections between elements and reflection, and using feedback to build portfolios.
This book will help readers learn how to select the best digital portfolio for their needs and know what to include so their accomplishments will truly stand out.
This book provides more than 40 simple activities, encouraging curious young readers to find new ways to test ideas, and fun questions, games, and real-life scenarios make scientific concepts fun and relevant.
Presents information on numerous diseases and conditions. Articles include a definition of the disease or condition, an explanation of how it works in the body, information on causes, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment or cure, and lifestyles.
This volume provides a general overview of evolution, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, and an introduction to the relevant fossil record. It also explores relevant theories and refinements in human traits and culture, and the emergence of Homo sapiens as a modern species.
This book presents the Cold War’s space race, the effects of spaceflight on humans, what is required to become an astronaut, and how NASA and private companies are embracing the future of spaceflight.
This book tells kids the things they want to know about our weird and wonderful world. Find out about the biggest star in the universe, how much paper it takes to print the world wide web, how far the average person walks in a lifetime, the world's tiniest camera, and more.
Through a narrative-driven pro/con format—supported by facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations—this title examines issues related to illegal immigration and social networking.
This text explores the full history of immigration issues in America, from Adriaen van de Donck’s description of the New Netherlands in 1650; to the 2012 opinions of Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia on the case of Arizona v. United States concerning states’ rights and the enforcement of federal immigration laws; to the 2016 Supreme Court decision in United States v. Texas.
This resource provides readers with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. It explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration, and includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more.
This book explores the complicated topic of immigration by first presenting a historical overview of immigration as well as various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on immigration. It discusses immigration laws and border security, economic impacts of immigrants, and immigration reform from a wide variety of perspectives.
This book examines the challenges involved in seeking and evaluating information from the vast array of sources available through digital technology.
Explores the science behind modern technology: TV, radio, Internet, cell phones/mobile devices, Earth to space communication, satellites, and GPS. Expands students’ understanding of light and sound as mechanisms of energy transfer and transfer of information between objects that are not in contact. Covers scientists and discoveries that led to modern technology.
This book tells students what a robot is, provides a short history of robotics, and teaches them what the parts of a robot are and how those parts work together. It also points out pitfalls when building a simple robot and gives examples of how trouble spots were overcome.
This reference traces the development of Islamic art and architecture from the Umayyad dynasty to the present day. Readers will learn about the art of the Fatimids, Seljuqs, Mamluks, Mongols, Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals, and more.
While mention is made of key historical and religious works, this volume focuses on poetry and literary prose, whether popular or courtly in inspiration. Topics covered include dominant genres, recurring patterns in imagery, the influence of pre-Islamic Arabian literature, and the periods of development that Islamic literature passed through from the seventh century CE to the present day.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.
A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.
This curriculum-based book teaches young readers about Jupiter as one of the eight planets in our solar system in astronomical terms, providing the fundamental information any student needs to begin their studies in astronomy. Chapters focus on topics such as Jupiter’s orbit and rotation, rings, atmosphere, and moons, as well as on the space missions that have helped us get a closer look at the planet and its moons over the past decades.
This collection offers analysis of primary source documents drawn from the ongoing movement to achieve recognition and equality for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Organized by historical groupings, each document is supported by a critical essay, written by historians and teachers, that includes: Summary Overview; Defining Moment; Author Biography; Document Analysis; and Essential Themes. Glossary, Chronology, Further Readings, and Web Resources are also included.
This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on the use of animals for testing and research, animal research as big business, how legislation protects some animals and how it fails, provides a clear summary of positions, and offers data and evidence supporting these positions.
This book explores how President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from cash-strapped France in 1803, doubling the size of the United States without really knowing what he was getting. He dispatched Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore a territory that would include part or all of fifteen future states and to seek a water route to the West Coast. Westward expansion began immediately, all for the bargain price of 15 million dollars.
This book delves into the history of the Tenth Amendment. Students learn why it was created, how notions of states versus federal rights have changed throughout history, and how this ongoing conflict between state and federal government affects their lives.
Entries provide in-depth historical background information on each movement as well as modern critical interpretation of each movement's characteristic styles and themes.
Provides analysis and criticism of recent novels and other works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama.
Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.
Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.
Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.
This book describes the physical elements, such as gears, wheels, and belts, needed for the robot to maneuver around and over objects in its environment. Included is a section on how design can affect the performance of the robot.
This book introduces readers to the principles behind the science of materials. It offers a hands-on approach to activities using supplies from around the house, such as stacking liquids, slice ice, and build a tower on a base of eggshells, or launch vinegar rockets using the same science behind car engines.
Contains detailed biographical and bibliographical information on the most-studied authors at the turn of the twenty-first century. More than 1,000 fully-updated entries cover the most influential contemporary writers and their careers through 2004.
This book allows readers to engage in and expand their understanding of the world around them through a creative, rewarding map-making activity developed with learning and fun in mind! Step-by-step instructions guide them through the simple history and explanation of cartography.
This book explores Manifest Destiny, the name given in the 1840s to a belief that the coast-to-coast expansion of the United States was inevitable and justified, regardless of the means. The racist belief that white men rightfully should expand their institutions into the area brought the U. S. into conflict with Mexico. War was declared in 1846, and by the time the war ended, the U.S. had gained all or part of the states of California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico.
This book examines the use of marijuana. Factions have long debated whether it is helpful, harmful, or both. With the legalization of marijuana in some states, this debate is more heated than ever, making it crucial to give young adults as much information as possible. This volume presents readers with both sides of the issue, encouraging them to think critically about whether or not marijuana should be legalized nationally.
This book examines the history of this branch of science, what marine scientists do today, and what's next for the field in which marine scientists study oceans, ocean plants and animals, and the ocean floor.
This curriculum-based book teaches young readers about the fundamental aspects of the planet Mars, including its size, mass, surface features, interior, orbit, and spin. It also explores the history of the missions to Mars, including the Viking spacecraft and the Curiosity and MAVEN rovers, and why scientists think there’s a chance that Mars is or was suitable for life.
This book discusses the different ways you can send signals to your robot and how to set up circuit boards. There are also examples of the ways geometry, algebra, and trigonometry are used to program a robot to follow a designated path.
This book looks at the world of mathematics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.
In this book, students learn about teeny tiny specks called atoms. Atoms are the tiniest forms of matter, and matter is everything.
This book examines the history of this branch of engineering, what mechanical engineers do today, and what's next for the field in which mechanical engineers design machines to improve transportation, explore the solar system, and save lives.
This book covers a wide range of cutting-edge medical topics, from growing organs for transplant and fighting cancer to gene therapy, personal data tracking, and robots in medicine.
This book presents the history and practices of medical science, covering developments in the field from antiquity through the Middle Ages and into cutting-edge 21st-century techniques. The major branches of medicine are covered, as are more in-depth looks at clinical practice, disease and epidemiology, surgery, and pharmacology.
This curriculum-based book illuminates Mercury for young readers with satellite images, diagrams, and vocabulary boxes. Topics covered include Mercury’s formation, surface, atmosphere, orbit, and rotation, as well as Mariner 10 and Messenger, the unmanned spacecraft that have flown by Mercury and provided more insight into the planet’s features.
This book provides directions on how to build a weather station of your very own with readily available tools and supplies. Then, following step-by-step directions, you can design and conduct experiments that will have you predicting the weather too!
This book examines the history of this branch of science, what meteorologists do today, and what's next for the field in which meteorologists predict storms, launch drones into hurricanes, and even study the weather on other planets.
This reference work covers the history of Middle East nations, addressing military, political, diplomatic, and ideological trends in each respective country and enabling readers to better understand the factors behind the crises shaping the Middle East today.
This book features hands-on astronomy experiments for kids.
This book features hands-on biology experiments for kids.
This book features hands-on chemistry experiments for kids.
This book features hands-on earth science experiments for kids.
This book features hands-on physics experiments for kids.
This book takes a closer look at how NATO, the Warsaw Pact, and the Iron Curtain played a role in the sharp political division between the West and East.
This book covers the amazing advances scientists and engineers have made in microscopic technology, including applications in medicine, safety gear, self-cleaning surfaces, and tiny computers.
This book covers the microscopic realm of nanotechnology and how it is already transforming the field of medicine. In research labs and hospitals around the world tiny nanoparticles are delivering medicine to targeted body parts, improving MRIs and other imaging methods, and helping to rebuild damaged tissues.
This book explores the Westward Expansion, which displaced the Native American populations that had lived in the region for centuries or been forced there from ancestral homes in the East, and the treaties that were signed, and often broken, by representatives of the tribes and the government of the United States. Tribes fought on their own and together in an doomed effort to retain the land and a lifestyle that had long sustained their families.
This book illustrates the push by European settlers and the U.S. government to its western lands, and the tragic narrative of broken treaties, relocations, and armed conflict, and its effects on indigenous peoples. It also contextualizes these struggles with modern ones, including the American Indian Movement and ongoing tribal anti-pipeline protests.
This curriculum-based book teaches young readers the fundamentals of Neptune. They will learn about Neptune’s physical features, its super storms that can reach 1,500 miles per hour, its ring system, the Voyager missions, and its status as one of the gas giants. Includes images directly from NASA and those taken by the Voyager missions themselves.
This book examines the question of whether Internet service providers should be able to charge content providers for faster connections, introducing readers to the history behind the issue and the modern arguments surrounding it.
Provides critical overviews on the most frequently studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs. Includes discussions of literary format, themes, and structure.
This book explains that many natural resources used in daily life (such as fossil fuels) are not unlimited, and what lasting effects can result from using up Earth's nonrenewable resources. It also shows that there are alternatives to nonrenewable resources, such as solar power. A thoughtful 'Myths and Facts' section and '10 Great Questions to Ask a Science Teacher' section is included.
This book introduces readers to the many ways in which scientists from Galileo to Jane Goodall have used a science notebook, including to sketch their observations, imagine experiments, record data, or jot down their thoughts. Mini-bios of the diverse featured scientists, as well as illustrations, are also provided.
Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.
This book examines how nuclear proliferation and the arms race influenced the trajectory of the Cold War.
The book explores the history of mathematical reasoning and the progression of numerical thought and how our world is shaped by the number and measurement systems that have arisen over time. It covers the history of the development of number and measurement systems and provides the biographies of some of the greatest mathematical minds throughout history.
This book explores the objectification and misrepresentation of women across media, from movies to magazines to TV commercials. It also examines the history behind these issues, the effects of these issues on women and society, and ongoing efforts toward gender equality.
This book teaches readers about the basic functions of the oceans and seas, the biodiversity in large bodies of water, how rivers, streams, and lakes work, and water management, among other details of the mechanics of water.
This book examines the benefits and consequences of storing massive amounts of personal data on the Internet.
Supporting STEM education initiatives and the Maker Movement, this book includes 25 interactive cardboard model projects to inspire kids' creativity through engaged and hands-on learning. Projects range from small-scale gifts to large constructions, utilize only recycled materials, including cardboard rolls and boxes, and include clear, step-by-step instructions to show kids how to make dinosaurs, masks, race cars, and more.
This book details the benefits, side effects, drawbacks, and staggering costs of the highly addictive narcotic Oxycodone. It also contains sidebars on how the drug quickly took over the lives of celebrities, on how emergency workers are being armed with antidotes to combat the increase in people overdosing, as well as the signs that someone you know has become addicted.
Explores how human activity affects the Earth, including the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water, habitat destruction, construction, emissions, and pollution.
This book presents various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse on pets, including shelters, pounds, euthanasia, overpopulation, exotic pets, breeding/purebreds, designer pets, puppy mills, animal hoarding, and other relevant topics.
This volume explores the three major areas of study in physical science: astronomy, physics, and chemistry. Topics explored include astronomy's origins in Egypt, physical theories from ancient Greece, the discoveries of the Scientific Revolution, Newtonian theory, developments in electricity and magnetism, the Big-Bang model, quantum mechanics, black holes, the identification of the Higgs boson by the Large Hadron Collider in 2013, and more.
This book provides directions on how to build a light box of your own! Using tools and supplies you can easily find, conduct experiments and test hypotheses on reflection, refraction, shadows, color and more.
This book looks at the world of physics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.
This book explores plate tectonics, the movement of the molten rock outer layer of the Earth’s surface, including the borders between two plates that are often the site of earthquakes and volcanoes.
In this curriculum-based book, readers will come to understand what separates a dwarf planet from a planet, or from any of the other bodies found within the solar system. They'll learn about Pluto itself, as well as its fellow dwarf planets, Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, and Eris.
Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.
This book examines the use of prescription drugs which can be obtained legally and can be found in medicine cabinets in young adults’ own homes. Because of this, there is a perception that they are not as dangerous as other types of drugs. Readers discover in great detail, that abuse of prescriptions can have hazardous—sometimes even deadly—consequences.
This book delves into the history of the Eighth Amendment, created by the Founding Fathers to protect the people from the kind of abuse they had seen while the colonies were under British rule. But to this day, Americans continue to argue about what exactly 'cruel and unusual,' 'excessive bail,' and 'excessive fines' mean.
This book traces the intersection of race and the law from America’s earliest days, through the era of slavery, the civil rights movement, and into the twenty-first century. It addresses various points-of-view and key players in the public discourse, with a clear summary of positions, as well as contemporary opinions from across the political and cultural spectrums.
This book discusses how bones and muscles contribute to the healthy function and well-being of the human body
In this book, readers learn that scientists are working on cutting-edge research to efficiently harness energy by improving solar cells, solar power plants, and energy storage.
In this book, readers learn that scientists are working on a variety of different devices that they hope will one day provide fusion energy.
In this book, readers learn that scientists and engineers are pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to eliminate the threat of nuclear attacks by securing nuclear stockpiles, detecting the movement of unsecured radioactive materials, tracking the terrorists, and disarming the weapons before they are used.
This book covers the cutting-edge research of scientists and engineers who are developing new techniques for desalination, wastewater recycling, and other technologies meant to guarantee humanity’s freshwater needs in the future.
In this book, readers learn that scientists and engineers are developing new ways to incorporate sensory data into virtual reality systems, enabling people to immerse themselves in other realities.
In this book, readers learn that scientists and engineers are developing new ways to solve some of the most complex problems that face humanity.
In this book, readers learn that computer scientists and cybersecurity engineers are in a race to stop hackers and limit their damage before people lose confidence in doing business on the Internet.
This book teaches about both the importance of recycling and how to do it. It covers what types of products can and can't be recycled, and how one can recycle and reuse products at both home and school. Also included is an engaging 'Myths and Facts' and '10 Great Questions to Ask a Science Teacher' section.
This book offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events of European history, from the Dark Ages into the years of growing enlightenment. This volume begins with the story of the Black Death and moves forward to Martin Luther’s Ninety-five Thesis and the Dutch Declaration of Independence.
A survey of the Renaissance-era topics most studied in high school world history, art literature, economics and science curriculum. Presents 465 alphabetically arranged entries broadly covering people, places, events, concepts, works of art and literature, and scientific achievements from around 1350 to 1620. For students in grades 7 and higher.
This book explains that renewable energy is energy captured from the sun, wind, water, Earth's own heat, and biomass. It examines the issues related to consumption in general, and shows how to eco-energize at school and make green choices at home. A '10 Great Questions to Ask a Science Teacher' and 'Myths and Facts' section is also included.
This book delves into the history of the Ninth Amendment, which guarantees individuals rights not specifically named within the Constitution or the other amendments. It was written using vague, open-ended language to ensure no American citizen would be denied the many rights he or she retained that were not explicitly enumerated.
In this book, readers learn the benefits, drawbacks, and costs of Ritalin and Adderall. Includes information on how Adderall has entrapped pro athletes, safer ways to help a child focus, and what to look for if you suspect someone is abusing these drugs.
The Roaring Twenties Reference Library chronicles and illustrates a time of great social change in everything from fashion to music to politics.
This book examines the use of robots and why they are poised to transform the health care industry. In some places robots are already carrying meals to patients, carting away dirty laundry, disinfecting floors, dispensing medication, assisting with surgeries, and helping patients with limited mobility.
This book looks at the world of robotics, why it is an intriguing STEM career, and the work that scientists in this field have accomplished throughout the years.
Discover the processes that form everything from the smallest pebbles to the highest mountains.
This book covers the human accomplishments in rocket science, including the history of rocketry since the advent of rocket-powered missiles, as well as today’s triumphs and our hopes for the future. It provides explanations of the science behind multi-stage rockets, liquid propellants, and sounding rockets, as well as profiles of pioneers in rocket science, challenges and setbacks in the field, and advice for pursuing a career in rocket science.
This book lists the criteria for the USDA's drug schedule, and contains sidebars on what Rohypnol looks like, on the risks of falling into chronic depression, on ways to combat date-rape drugs, and on how to intervene with someone who is abusing the drug.
This book, through the combination of reference entries and examination of primary documents from the Russian Revolution, provides students with a better understanding of how and why political forces fought to reshape the Russian empire 100 years ago—and provides keen insights into the Soviet Union that resulted.
This curriculum-correlated book explores Saturn’s many unusual features, such as rings made of ice, ammonia storms, methane rain, and a density lower than water. Includes images from the Pioneer and Voyager missions in the 1970s and 1980s.
This collection of articles includes a survey of the history of school shootings in the United States and reflections on why they've become a political topic. These pieces examine the many sides of the debate that rages against a backdrop of senseless violence against young people and educators.
This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of planet Earth, including why Earth has layers, how continents move, and how we know Earth is round.
This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of rocks and minerals, including how sedimentary rock is different from metamorphic rock, what is in soil, and what minerals can be found at home.
This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of the water and oil. They will find out what an aquifer is, if water ever disappears, and in what type of soil plants grow best.
This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of weather, including what exactly rain is, what air pressure is, and if rainfall can be measured.
This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of the atmosphere. They will discover if air has weight, if one can make a cloud, and the reason the sky is blue.
This book features experiments that will help readers unlock the secrets of the sun and moon, including how to get the time or direction by looking at the sun, the colors in sunlight, and why the moon's appearance changes during the month.
This book provides unique experiments using items you already have around the house. From testing how effective sunblock is to finding out how skin cream works to learning what chemicals are in aspirin besides pain relievers. Investigate your world while you conduct a prize-winning science fair project.
This book explores sustainable agriculture practices to meet the future food needs of a growing global population while also keeping the planet healthy. Toward that end, scientists are working to develop new tools and technologies for combating pests, promoting biodiversity, and enhancing other sustainable agricultural practices.
This book explores sustainable construction practices to meet human needs for housing, places to work, and other infrastructure without negatively affecting the ability of future people to meet their own needs. It covers innovative ways to build and maintain cities, green construction projects incorporating recycled materials, green roofs for rainwater management, zero-energy buildings, and sustainable urban drainage systems and low-irrigation landscaping.
This book explores all forms of sustainable energy, also called renewable energy, that can be used over and over again and will never be depleted. Types covered include solar, wind, geothermal, and hydrogen-based energy. Also addressed are the scientific advances that allow for a cleaner environment and ways that renewable energy can be used in daily life.
This title explores our freshwater resources and the need for clean water resources and sustainable means of retaining those resources. It covers water pollution, wastewater treatment, desalination, and municipal water supplies.
This book explores sustainable wildlife habitats representing the physical environment where animals live and can to find the necessities of life, such as food, water, shelter, and space to raise their young. These habitats are found all over the world, from lush tropical rainforests to oceans, freshwater lakes, wetlands, grasslands, mountains, and polar regions. Wherever they are located, scientists are dedicated to preserving and protecting them.
Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.
This book is for children curious about the seashore and its aquatic life. Explore the beach and find out about shell shapes, what lives in rock pools, and find out the answer to questions such as 'What causes tides?' It includes activities, like making a paper boat, and plenty of fun facts.
The Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night, and revolves around the Sun, causing changes in season and weather occurrences.
This book investigates semiconductors’ role in cutting edge technology and explains how semiconductors work through diagrams and full-color photos. It shows how Michael Faraday paved the way for three men (John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Walter Brattain) to invent transistors, changing history forever.
This book introduces readers to the structures of nerve cells, how the eyes work, and many other functions of the nervous system.
This book describes the many kinds of sensors, how they work, and how to use them to get your robot to do what you want. There is also an example of the way sensors are used to get machines to perform complex tasks.
This book explores the personalities, routes, and circumstances that propelled American expansion westward. It covers the soldiers, explorers, missionaries, and fur traders that were the first Europeans to penetrate the country's interior; the gold miners, dirt farmers, and cattle ranchers that followed, blazing dangerous trails across barren lands and snow-topped mountain ranges; and the American Indians that were too few to stop the relentless tide of pioneers.
Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.
Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.
This book shows how to find out your odor threshold, conduct a jelly bean smell and taste test, and learn what makes those feet so stinky, through photos, diagrams, and hands-on experiments.
This collection of hands-on experiments allows you to have fun while investigating the properties of carbonated beverages. Using everyday objects, readers will learn about liquids, gases, acids, sugars, and more.
Explores the world of aerospace engineering. The history of aerial navigation is covered, noting key milestones in flight and outer space exploration. Also covered are the crucial technologies humanity has gotten out of aerospace engineering, such as weather satellites and GPS navigation.
This book introduces readers to the importance of agricultural engineering, explaining the ways that agricultural engineers are making a difference in the world and emphasizing the variety of work available in this field. Readers will learn about new and industrious ways engineering can be used to create better seeds and crops, to work with animals, to harness renewable energy, and much more.
This book teaches readers what chemical engineering is and why it’s so important in our daily lives, such as enabling solar panels to promote green energy and the creation of consumer products such as Post-It notes. Readers also learn how chemical engineering has helped in medicine, such as by advancing prosthetics.
This book addresses the job of civil engineers and explains how some of the world’s greatest engineering marvels were built. Students will learn how tunnels such as the English Channel Tunnel are built under water; how dams like the Hoover Dam are built and the purpose they serve a community; and why the Panama Canal was an important improvement to world trade.
This introduction to the field of electrical engineering includes an explanation of electricity and currents, as well as chapters devoted to specific areas. An activity that demonstrates how circuits work helps young readers get a hands-on chance to learn about electrical engineering.
This resource covers recycling, reuse, and renewable energy sources and explains global warming and greenhouse gases and their effects on Earth’s environment. Readers recognize engineers’ solutions to some of today’s environmental problems, including air and water pollution, and urban planning challenges. There is also a hands-on 'engineering in action' activity for readers to learn how to clean up an oil spill.
This text introduces young readers to the machines and engines that power the devices, vehicles, and appliances they encounter on a daily basis. Boxes explain important terms and concepts of mechanics and encourage readers to think critically. The book ends with a guided activity that invites readers to don the hat of a mechanical engineer and build their own windmill.
Explores a world many young people—and people in general—seldom consider: how transportation engineers help to ensure people and materials move smoothly throughout our complex world. Readers are introduced to real-world problems and their engineering solutions.
This book provides directions on how you can build your own musical instruments. You can experiment with frequency, vibration, harmonics, using supplies and tools that are easy to find. Follow the suggestions for expanding the ideas to develop your own unique science fair project!
This book covers incredible work being done in our solar system, ranging from the New Horizons Pluto mission to cutting-edge studies on comets, engine technology, and humanity's future journeys to Mars.
In this volume, readers will discover how the scientific theories of figures like Isaac Newton inspired the advancements of Hermann Oberth, a founder of modern astronautics, and Robert Hutchings Goddard, the father of modern rocketry. Mathematical equations and physics lessons that fit well into Common Core standards explain the principles these pioneers shaped.
This illustrated dictionary of Spanish terms arranged by theme is intended for tourist and business travelers. Updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, it will help you learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know for ordering and buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language.
This book examines the history of these branches of science and engineering, what sports scientists and engineers do today, and what's next for these fields in which sports scientists and engineers develop new equipment, improve athletic performance, and keep players safe from injury.
This book explores how technological power was used in the fight for political dominance.
This encyclopedia examines the history and contributions of hip hop to American and global culture, including the music, dance, and visual arts that are its artistic expressions. Entries also examine hip hop’s influence in other arenas such as fashion, film, and poetry; its impact on education, politics, social activism, racial and ethnic identity, and globalization; and its many contributions to American, urban, black, and Latino cultures.
This book introduces the historical and mathematical basis of statistics and probability, as well as their application to everyday situations, while adhering to state and national math standards. It covers the prominent thinkers who advanced the field for those who followed.
This book examines the use of steroids which can be medically useful in small, prescribed doses, but are too often abused in sports alongside other performance-enhancing drugs. Young athletes are informed about the risky effects of abusing these drugs to combat the allure of being perceived as a better player. This volume helps portray the dangerous consequences of this type of drug abuse.
This book gives an enthralling insight into the planet Earth. As well as showcasing the extraordinary geological wonders of the world, it probes deeper to explain the making and shaping of Earth.