Written specifically for beginners, this book teaches basic programming, graphic design, and 3D modeling so that you can design and develop your own video games.
This guide explains the important differences between growth stocks and income stocks. Use it to help create a strategy for buying and managing income stocks that will make your money work for you.
This guide explains the important differences between Treasuries, municipal bonds (including general obligation and revenue bonds), and corporate bonds. Together these investments can help create a diversified financial portfolio.
This guide explains what mutual funds are, how they work, and how to begin using them as an investment tool. Learn about the types of mutual funds and the pros and cons of mutual fund investments.
This guide explains how to buy and sell stocks online, how to pick winning stocks, and how to decode stock charts like a pro, from EPS to P/E to funny ticker symbols like YUM!
This guide explains how to make sure your hard-earned money remains safe and keeps earning interest.
Provides information on domestic violence, child abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sibling abuse, sexual abuse, incest, stalking, and sexual harassment. It also discusses the role new technologies play in child pornography, sextortion and sexual exploitation.
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.
Provides information about alcohol and its effects on the body, brain, and behavior, including short-term consequences and long-term health risks to individual organs and mental well-being. It describes the risks and signs of emerging alcohol-related problems, offers information about treatments, and describes strategies to prevent teen alcohol abuse.
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.
This book examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering, including the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of biological engineering, including bionic legs, artificial organs, and animal cloning. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of civil engineering, including massive bridges, the world's tallest skyscraper, and the Panama Canal. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of electrical engineering, including the global positioning system, solar power plants, and self-driving cars. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of environmental engineering, including projects that supply water to impoverished areas, structures in the Netherlands that hold back the Atlantic Ocean, and the cleanup of contaminated areas. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
This title examines amazing feats of mechanical engineering, including Mars rovers, robotic surgery systems, and advanced wind turbines. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline.
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).
Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras 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.
Applies the principles of cryptographic systems to real-world scenarios, explaining how cryptography can protect businesses' information and ensure privacy for their networks and databases.
This book provides technical implementation guidelines for all areas of the Smart Grid, including generation, synchrophasers, and AMI.
Provides an introduction to the titans of the technology industry, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg.
From aerophobia to zoophobia, this book explores the many phobias that exist and the crippling effects they can have on phobics. An extensive list of phobias helps identify them, while treatment plans shed light on how to manage symptoms.
Through personal interviews and thorough research, this book explains the symptoms of depression as a disorder and offers suggestions for seeking help and receiving treatment.
Between standardized tests, extra-curricular activities, pressure from parents, and the strain of getting into college, school is more stressful than ever. This book teaches techniques to deal with the mounting pressure felt by students every day.
Explores the major faiths from countries and continents around the globe, to help understand the creations their beliefs have inspired.
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.
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.
Provides future trends of information technologies in the automotive domain.
This book reflects the shift in the design paradigm in the automobile industry. New driving functionalities can only be realized if the software programs of multiple electronic control units work together correctly. This volume presents the new and innovative methods which are mandatory to master the complexity of the vehicle of the future.
Focuses on what anxious parents can do to help maximize their baby's potential by providing easy-to-follow steps to encourage baby's progression from newborn to toddler.
This text examines the role of banks and the process of business financing as insightful text breaks down such terms as interest rate, capital, and dividend.
Profiles the struggles and accomplishments of individuals from all walks of life who have overcome great odds in order to achieve their dreams.
This book shows those dealing with a workplace bully how to fight back and out-strategize them. Whether the bully is a boss or a coworker, whether you’re the target of manipulation, intimidation, verbal abuse, or deliberate humiliation, this book will be your personal coach and show you how to avoid bully traps, remain calm during any confrontation, keep your dignity intact, and understand the steps that your employer or supervisors can take to address the issue.
Examines the development of the telephone and related technologies, including everything from the transistor to fax machines, smart phones, and VoIP technology.
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 looks at what robotic engineers do, the different kinds of jobs within the field, and notable engineers who have advanced robotics.
Provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions on a current issue. Composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields. Includes extensive book and periodical bibliographies and a list of organizations to contact for more information.
This book compiles innovative research from international professionals discussing the opportunities and challenges of the new era of online business. Business analytics techniques, strategies for data storage, and encryption in emerging markets are among the topics discussed.
Traces the history of the automobile, from technological developments and manufacturers to the changing cultural backdrop of various models, and features photographs of the most noted cars of each decade.
Explores the scientific principles behind some of the most popular team and individual sports. Covers origins, history and changes, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries. This volume covers car racing.
This book serves as a personal coach through the soul-searching and planning process ahead, whether you’re a college grad contemplating choices, a seasoned professional seeking new directions, or a stay-at-home mom preparing to reenter the workplace. Packed with exercises and stories of inspiring second acts, the book poses tough questions about motivation, confidence, character, risk tolerance, and more.
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 is designed to help people discover their ideal work. Using the author's revealing ten-minute self-assessment, the book helps readers determine their personality style, then walks them through the range of career choices best for them.
Covers air transportation, aerospace manufacturing, and general aviation for those who hope to become mechanics, designers, technicians, scientists, and administrators. Provides eighty up-to-date job profiles about the duties, salaries, and prospects for each career choice.
Provides career choices in the field of engineering. Career profiles include acoustical engineer, aerospace engineer, food engineer, technical writer, software engineer and more.
Explores the issues surrounding career and technical education. Presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance.
This book provides a useful look at careers in robotic technology. Comments from people in the industry, current statistics and forecasts, and realistic job descriptions ranging from engineers to technicians to research scientists are included.
Covers business case studies focused on issues in emerging markets and emerging industries across the globe.
Presents easy to understand information about the inner workings of the federal government. Includes historical overviews and examinations of the day-to-day operations of each branch, as well as Constitutional duties and obligations of each branch, specifics related to eligibility, elections and appointments of key positions, changes since 1776, the future of each branch, and other topics. For student and general audiences.
Includes theory and applications for design, analysis, and modeling of computational intelligence and security from the 2013 International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Cyber Security and Computational Models (ICC3). Aims to help in understanding current research trends and future scope of research in computational intelligence, cyber security, and computational models.
This book stresses concepts over language, but still includes examples in the most popular languages--specifically HTML, C++, and Java. It begins by explaining the fundamental topics, like data storage, and progresses through to more complex topics, such as decisions, loops, design, and complex data structures.
Chronicles the history of computing devices, from simple tabulators such as the abacus and the earliest analog calculators to the tablet computer.
Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.
Provides biographical and critical coverage of primarily U.S. designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography that includes articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field as well as photographs.
Unlike other LEED books that focus on the totality of LEED compliance, this resource focuses on the narrower topic of construction-related requirements. It offers explanations of the rationale for each construction credit, as well as strategies for achieving LEED compliance.
This book aids contractors in overcoming hardships and promoting growth amidst challenges posed by a difficult economy. It includes techniques that aim to increase leads, cut costs, drive profits, and improve overall productivity.
Explores the issues surrounding cosmetic surgery by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.
Packed with insights from neuroscience and psychology, real-life case studies, and a dose of humor, this book sheds light on the teen brain and offers a wealth of resiliency-boosting strategies.
This book is a practical guide to better understanding 3D printers and how they can be used in a Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) setting. Most important, the text shows how Fab Lab skills are relevant to students’ STEM classes at school and their development of a career path.
This book is a guide for students with interests in replication, cataloging, and archiving. It covers the basics of 3D scanning as well as details about these machines work, about the different kinds of 3D scanners that exist, how to operate them, and what differentiates various models from each other.
Covers all the ins and outs of good credit vs. bad credit, how to build a credit history, credit scores, and anything else students need to know about the process of taking out a loan.
This book covers a new generation of cutting edge motor, air, space, and marine vehicles and other transportation related technologies.
This book covers state-of-the-art documentation on the deterrence power of cyber attacks and argues that nations are entering a new cyber arms race. It also provides a technical analysis of possible cyber attacks towards critical infrastructures in the chemical industry and chemical safety industry. The authors propose modern analyses and a holistic approach to resilience and security of Industrial Control Systems.
This book details the latest and most important advances in security standards, introducing the differences between information security and network security.
This book serves as a security practitioner's guide to today's most crucial issues in cyber security and IT infrastructure. It offers in-depth coverage of theory, technology, and practice as they relate to established technologies as well as recent advancements. It explores practical solutions to a wide range of cyber-physical and IT infrastructure protection issues.
A text on developing, integrating, and understanding technology policies that govern schools and districts. Based on research and best practices, this book discusses the threats associated with technology use and policies and arms aspiring and practicing leaders with the necessary tools to protect their schools and to avoid litigation.
Provides broad coverage of technical and socio-economic perspectives for utilizing information and communication technologies and developing practical solutions.
Explores the issues surrounding cyberbullying, bullying through the Internet, by placing opinions from a wide range of sources in a pro/con format. Features articles that express various perspectives on this topic.
This book examines issues related to cyber-bullying, the use of technological devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones to harass someone else. Though cyber-bullying is a relatively recent phenomenon—it has become a significant problem in the twenty-first century and a newsworthy issue in America.
Examines why DNA is a powerful law enforcement tool that is used to solve a wide variety of crimes.
This series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various business topics. This volume offers an expansive overview of data and information technology in relation to the study of business.
This book provides step-by-step procedures associated with key carpentry concepts. Coverage begins with a discussion of house types and foundations, gradually progressing to more complex areas, such as wall and floor framing.
This book is an easy-to-understand reference for the complex safety and OSHA regulations that construction professionals face every day. It provides comprehensive coverage on the requirements, standards, and safe work practices that should be adhered to on any job site.
This book uses the 2012 International Residential Code® to cover the most common code requirements for building one- or two-family dwellings, and presents them to users in an easy to navigate and easy to understand format. Sections cover the wide range of residential construction topics that must meet IRC® mandates, including building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical installations, with high-dimensional illustrations to help explain code application.
This title provides an introduction to anxiety. It covers the causes and symptoms of anxiety, available treatment options, and prevention.
The book contains advice about where depressed teens can turn to get the help that they need, interviews from medical professionals, information about risk factors for depression, and things depressed teens can do to try to combat their depression.
This book covers how stress is manifested physically, coping solutions for dealing with these issues, when to reach out for help, and profiles of individuals who have struggled with and overcome problems with stress and anxiety.
This text provides the latest research on new methodologies and applications in the areas of robotic and digital security, and features extensive coverage on a broad range of topics, such as authentication techniques, cloud security, and mobile robotics.
The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.
For a teen, it can be especially difficult to lose a family member or friend through death. This book explores the emotions involved and offers ways to get through this experience as well as how to support someone living through a loss.
This book teaches readers new techniques for dealing with their anger, as well as ways of avoiding arguments and disagreements.
Through expert advice and firsthand accounts from teens, readers can learn the warning signs of suicidal behavior, and how best to help others or themselves.
In this book about cutting-edge technology, readers will discover facts about drones and flying robots, from who first invented them to how we'll use them in the future.
Discusses the differences between healthy eating patterns and anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating syndrome, emotional eating, night eating syndrome, orthorexia, pica, and other eating disorders.
This text provides a detailed explanation of the scope of economics, historical development, and the strengths and weaknesses of various economic systems are provided.
Discusses various education and career paths, as well as how these paths influence a person's financial future.
This guide provides the know-how needed to be a more effective manager. It shows how to understand your audience and communicate strategically, but also explains how to discover which delivery approach is right for you as well as providing what is needed to develop confidence, listen effectively, and give and receive feedback.
Focuses on the invention of electric cars, exploring how it was developed, how it works, its impact on society, and possible future uses.
Provides background and information on the culture and history of the Elizabethan period, biographies of significant men and women of the time, and primary sources that represent some of the most significant and studied documents of the era.
This book guides the reader in gaining job skills, seeking work, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, and thriving in the workplace. It also offers information that applies to all job seekers, as well as guidance for first-time job applicants and workers returning to the workforce after an absence.
This encyclopedia focuses on the terms, concepts, and associations that one is most likely to encounter in business. Five general areas of business are covered: accounting, banking, finance, marketing, and management.
Designed for the nonspecialist, the Encyclopedia of Business and Finance is a 2-vol. complete reference covering five general areas: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Drawing on practical professional expertise as well as that of noted scholars, the contributors include executives, government administrators and scholars from leading business programs from around the United States.
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.
Offers a complete view of the institutions, people, processes, roles, and philosophies in educational practice in the United States and throughout the world. Features biographies of influential educators; profiles of historic colleges and universities and of organizations active in the field; and an appendix of full text source documents, including education related legislation, international treaties, and testing methods. 8 volumes.
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
Covers numerous topics in management theories and applications, such as aggregate planning, benchmarking, logistics, diversification strategy, non-traditional work arrangements, performance measurement, productivity measures, supply chain management, and much more.
Examines clothing that is symbolic of the people who live in regions all over the world, providing a historical and geographic perspective that illustrates how people dress and explains the reasons behind the material, design, and style.
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.
Comprehensive resource on the past, present, and future of space technology covering a variety of fundamental topics. Represents a collection of the underlying physical principles of rockets, satellites, and space stations; what is known by astronomers about the sun, planets, galaxy, and universe; and the effect of the space environment on human and other biological systems.
This encyclopedia collects and organizes theoretical and historical content on the topic of video games, covering the people, systems, technologies, and theoretical concepts as well as the games themselves.
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.
Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in engineering, mechanics, and architecture, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.
Profiles jobs in Engineering such as Aerospace engineers, Biomedical engineers, Chemical engineers, Nuclear engineers, Software engineers, and more.
This biography examines the remarkable life of Estée Lauder. Readers will learn about Lauder's family background, childhood, education, and innovative work as the founder of the Estée Lauder cosmetics company.
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.
Offers chapter and case studies focusing on technology's contributions to nursing theory and practice, nursing systems management, and decision-support in nursing.
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.
The book aims to empower women, showing us how to lean into our strengths, increase our confidence, and follow successful lessons from Silicon Valley that can help us pivot in any career. Author Wendy Sachs talked to a wide range of women who faced down fears, roadblocks, and failures to reinvent themselves. The book weaves their insights and experiences together with current research and actionable advice.
Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.
The book provides clear, factual information and background on the history of genetically modified crops and foods, covering topics such as the historic methods of plant and animal modification (such as cross-breeding). It assesses the long-existing differences in attitudes toward the development and commercialization of GMO foods and crops in the United States versus in the European Union.
This series centers on the specific projects, tasks, and activities in which businesspeople currently engage. This volume focuses on the topic of global marketing.
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.
This encyclopedia fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases; profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations; and details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
Details the development of electronic gaming and examines some of the most popular games of all time.
This book introduces readers to the nascent world of makerspaces and its potential. They learn how to use makerspaces tools such as Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms to build full-functioning programmable robots, all to their specifications.
This collection examines critical issues and emerging trends in global business. Topics range from managing new information technology in global business operations to ethics and communication strategies.
This book is a comprehensive source of information for those interested in tourism and hospitality management, approaches, and trends. It covers the emerging research topics which seek to define the future of IT and cultural development in the 21st century.
This title is a scholarly resource that creates awareness of the severity of cyber information threats on personal, business, governmental, and societal levels. It explores topics such as social engineering in information security, threats to cloud computing, and cybersecurity resilience during the time of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Written for academicians, educationalists, policy makers, government officials, students, researchers, and business leaders/managers.
Examines United States legislation that has changed politics and implementation of laws regarding American citizens' rights.
This book guides readers in making healthy choices about hygiene, diet, exercise, and medical care. They present easy-to-understand information about health-care coverage options and offer overviews of the types of available medical care, from general practitioners to alternative medicine and mental health providers.
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.
In this book, readers discover the consequences of bullying both as a target and as a bystander. They also consider ways to intervene in a bullying situation, how to seek adult help, and how to be empowered and recover from bullying.
In this book, readers learn how they can identify and help a friend who is suffering from depression. Written in a compassionate tone, this guide separates out fact from fiction.
In this book, readers learn how to spot the warning signs of an abusive relationship, how to be supportive of a friend who needs help, and what kind of resources are available to both the helper and the victim.
In this book, readers learn the signs of abuse for various drugs, along with reasons for abuse, how to confront the friend, and how to encourage treatment. This title teaches an important and especially relevant lesson: drug recovery lasts a lifetime but addiction doesn’t have to.
In this book, readers learn how to help a friend who is abusing alcohol. It arms them with facts about alcohol, how it affects the teen mind and body, how to look for signs of a problem, and how to bring others on board to help.
In this book, readers learn how the pressures of school, dating, and athletics contribute to body image issues and why teens are vulnerable. It explores eating disorders that people commonly have and how they are treated.
Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.
This book spans 500 years of cooking in what is now the United States, supplying recipes and covering the "how" and "why" of eating.
Developing a computer that can match human intelligence—or even exceed it—is the ultimate goal of artificial intelligence researchers. This book examines the progress in this field, looks at the science behind it, and discusses how it will shape our world in the future.
This book includes recipes and emphasizes the importance of preparation, safety, and kitchen hygiene.
This book examines robotics; virtual assistants such as Siri that can keep us informed and help us manage our daily life. However even as this technology offers new capabilities and greater convenience, it threatens our jobs and perhaps even our identity as human beings.
This book describes how, as technology advances, robots are taking on new roles in medical care, education, the military, exploration, and more, and as robots do jobs that are too dirty, dull, or dangerous for people, human lives become safer and more interesting.
Features a collection of recipes for teen cooks, as well as tips and advice on common kitchen appliances and techniques.
This book provides a step-by-step plan and the tools (classroom exercises, activities, practical strategies) to insure success in building classrooms where acceptance, inclusion, and respect reign, and bullying is eradicated. It examines the teacher’s role, classroom management, bystander intervention, friendship, peer support, empathy, incompatible activities, stopping incidents, and adult support from a relationship perspective.
With new interactive material, this edition explores the inner workings of our bodies, from how the nervous system and the circulatory system work, to the essential roles played by our bones and minds.
Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the organs, functions, and systems of the human body.
Uses illustrations and photographs to detail the cellular level, childbirth and fetal development, micro organisms, and common diseases of the human body.
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.
Provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography and places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment.
This book balances personal anecdotes from real young people in troubled situations with valuable resources to help out anyone who is homeless, providing real-world suggestions on how to stay off the streets for those who are homeless.
This educational resource defines the various issues that can arise for teens with access to smartphones, tablets, and other handy computerized devices. It provides ample resources for those who have a problem or know someone who needs their help.
In this book, readers will get a frank description of the work faced by many teen caregivers. Teens who are immersed in this life already can find resources and organizations for support, as well as sound advice for coping in tough times.
This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADD/ADHD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.
This book describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of OCD, and offers advice for teenagers on how to deal with the problems it may cause while getting on with everyday life.
This book educates teens about suicide risk factors, suicidal thoughts, and how to cope with them.
Features twenty four buildings and structures, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the White House, the Hotel del Coronado, and the Washington Monument, along with their roles in fiction, film, and music.
Examines the giants of American food, cooking, and cuisine through 24 biographical profiles of contemporary figures, covering all regions, cooking styles, and ethnic origins.
This book aims to provide readers with a background in the humanities and the arts and current trends in studies in those disciplines; to provide an overview of the most important current reference resources; and to provide a selection of resources that reflect the literature of the fields and disciplines included. Previously published as The Humanities: a Selective Guide to Information Resources.
This book on information management covers storing and transferring information, and how information is organized, accessed, interpreted, distributed, and used. It includes the subjects of computer science, library science, artificial intelligence, engineering, linguistics, psychology, mathematics of programming, and the theory of problem solving.
Covers the best examples of successful businesses and/or business people that have incorporated or developed a new product, service or technology that help to reinvent or revolutionize their business and/or industry.
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 guide explains the basics of investing so you can use tools like certificates of deposit, savings bonds, and stocks to help your savings grow long before you need this money.
Examines the evolution of how we interact with the internet since its inception and how this has brought both good and bad - including cybercrime, piracy, and malware.
Explores the craft of journalistic writing in the formats of newspaper, magazine, and online.
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.
This book explains the basics of how crowdfunding works, informing readers of how Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, works and about some of the projects it has made possible. It covers all the steps readers need to follow to start a Kickstarter campaign or create content and find supporters on Patreon as well as share how to bring your own ideas to life.
Details the life and careers of Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google, an internet search site created in the late 1990s. Covers the power of creativity, friendship, and hard work they achieved to enable people to have easy access to all information on the Web.
This book describes how law enforcement robots are designed to complete tasks that may be too difficult or dangerous for human law enforcement officers. Examples are given of robots that can move over rough terrain, fit in small spaces, and disable bombs.
Describes the signs, causes, and diagnosis of learning disabilities, and discusses the effects of other disabilities and chronic conditions on learning. It also provides coping tips and information on academic issues, assistive technology, and laws that protect the rights of people with learning disabilities.
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.
Presents statistics on numerous NAICS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Compiled from the most recent government publications. Covers input-output data by industrial sector when available as well as classifications of leading public and private corporations in each industry.
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.
Profiles jobs in mathematics and physics such as Accountants and auditors, Actuaries, Architects, Astronomers, Engineers, Mathematicians, Tax preparers, and more.
Provides basic consumer health information about the causes, warning signs, and symptoms of mental health disorders, along with facts about treatment approaches and tips for teens on coping with stress, building self-esteem, and maintaining mental wellness. Includes a further reading list, a directory of crisis helplines and related organizations, and an index.
This book explores drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and their use in the for military purposes, including new developments in drone technology.
Touching upon the practical, legal, and psychological aspects of divorce and examining healthy emotional outlets and coping mechanisms, this book reassures teens through the grieving process and shows them that acceptance is ultimately possible.
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. For students and general readers.
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 explores 10 unique facets of Internet health and safety, including physical safety, information security, and the responsible use of technology, offering takeaways from interviews with experts in the field and suggestions for proactively improving users' Internet safety.
The pioneers of astronomy and space exploration have advanced humankind’s understanding of the universe. Readers chronicle the lives of individuals positioned at the vanguard of astronomical discovery, laying the groundwork for space exploration past, present, and future.
Even as the field of medical science rapidly evolves, doctors, researchers, and other medical professionals serve as significant reminders of the human element that has sustained the craft of healing for millennia. Readers discover surveys of the lives of many of those who are persevered in their pioneering quest for new and improved ways to treat a variety of ailments and conditions.
Readers take a look at the work of those individuals who have helped shape and advance the green movement, which aims to provide a sustainable future on Earth.
Beginning in Europe in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution continued growing and spreading as innovators around the world began modifying old machinery and methods for production or creating new ones. This volume profiles a number of the minds behind some of history’s greatest industrial advances, including Robert Fulton, Margaret Knight, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.
This book is the first-year title in a four-year series of plumbing apprentice training books developed in partnership with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Educational Foundation. It encompasses both residential and commercial plumbing, with core content centering around basic plumbing principles and codes.
Discusses the array of choices to be made and the obstacles to overcome when a young woman faces an unplanned pregnancy. It includes facts about abortion, adoption, prenatal care, nutrition, fetal development, and preparing for labor and delivery.
Provides information about the hybrid technology used in the Prius, and discusses how the green movement is affecting the auto industry.
This book examines the relationship between human behavior and interaction and cyber security, focusing on a broad range of topics such as behavioral analysis, cyberpsychology, and online privacy.
Provides insightful advice and essential tips for career changers. This guide explores jobs in real estate, with self-assessment questions, further resources, and advice on ways to reach career goals.
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.
This book shows how to develop a research plan, beginning by starting research with a question, then offers an introduction to the broad range of useful research methods for cyber security research: observational, mathematical, experimental, and applied.
This title presents the history of robotics. Text details how early mechanical automatons led to the advanced, intelligent robots of today. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible.
This book introduces readers to a career as a Robotics Engineer. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.
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.
The history of robots in the industrial world is filled with technological advances and pioneering engineers. The stories in this book create a comprehensive picture of how robots have influenced industries for long periods of time.
Law enforcement officers keep people safe, and robots are sometimes used to keep these officers safe. This book explores the evolution of robots in this important field, with detailed photographs helping readers visualize the technology they are reading about.
Robot doctors may seem to be something out of a science fiction film, but it's not that unlikely a concept anymore. In fact, robots are being used in hospitals around the world for important tasks, especially surgeries. Readers will discover the rich history of robots in medicine through detailed main text and fact boxes.
Space exploration and robotics are both exciting scientific frontiers, and in this book, which presents STEM concepts in a clear way, readers discover the many ways they intersect as they explore the history of robots in space. Fact boxes are also included to provide additional insight into the role robots have played in the evolution of space exploration.
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.
This book introduces readers to underwater robots. Without underwater robots, people never would have been able to explore the shipwreck of the Titanic as much as they have.
This book shows readers how integral robots have become in many parts of industry, including in production, factories, and in situations dangerous for people.
This book lets readers know that robotics is already used to protect people in cities all around the United States. As robot technology continues to grow, patrolling human police officers could someday be a thing of the past!
This book covers the FDA approved Da Vinci surgical robotic system. It represents a whole segment of robots used to aid doctors, pharmacists, and others in the medical field. Readers are introduced to this cutting-edge medical technology with full-color photographs of robots actually used in hospitals and doctors' offices today.
This book discusses how robots are used in nature, and examines the complex relationship between technology and the natural world. Fact boxes and photographs are also provided.
This book introduces readers to space probes, a special kind of robot that can fly through space. They learn all about these incredible robots as well as other space technology including robotnauts, or robot astronauts!
This book introduces readers to specific examples of robots used by the US military. From the sea to the air, robots can be found in all branches of the military, and their number will only grow as technology continues to improve.
This book discusses how robots are being used more frequently by militaries around the world to keep soldiers out of harm's way. Full-color photographs and fact boxes are included.
This book explores the field of robotics as a career. It provides an overview of various jobs in the field and how they relate to the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (aka STEAM).
Learn how recipes are very much like mathematical formulas and that having a strong math background will help you improve your culinary skills.
Provides students with everything they need to know about saving and investing, including choosing the right bank, risk versus reward, and the nature of stocks and bonds as investments.
This reference provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
Provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies. Covers a variety of programs in all educational areas, including area and ethnic studies, business, computer science, education, liberal arts, medicine, physical sciences, theology and religion, and more. Intended for students and others interested in education funding.
Explains how the laws of science, especially physics, are at work in the sport of auto racing.
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 provides a discussion on the latest research achievements in wireless networks and broadband technology.
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.
Provides information about the hybrid technology used in the Smart Car, and discusses how the green movement is affecting the auto industry.
This book examines the complex impacts of social media on the major players in the criminal justice system: private citizens, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and judges. It outlines the many ways social media affects the judicial process, citing example cases that demonstrate the legal challenges; and examines the issue from all sides, including law enforcement's role, citizens' privacy issues, and the principles of the Fourth Amendment.
In this encyclopedia, two experienced world travelers and numerous contributors provide a worldwide survey of street foods and recipes to document the importance of casual cuisine to every culture, covering everything from dumplings to hot dogs and kebabs to tacos.
Provides updated information about suicide risks, causes, and prevention for teens. Discusses mental health disorders and life-threatening behaviors linked to suicide risk, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and self-injury.
Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.
This encyclopedia surveys nearly 100 countries, examining their characteristic sweet treats from an anthropological perspective. It offers historical context on what sweets are popular where and why and emphasizes the cross-cultural insights those sweets present.
This book examines the nature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.
This book explores bullying, whether online or face-to-face, and the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.
This book examines the scope of alcohol usage among teens, exploring the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.
This book closely examines anorexia and other eating disorders, their causes, the difficulties of living with them, and the possibility of treating or curing them
This book explains the nature of gender dysphoria, its causes, what living with it is like, and whether it can be treated or cured.
This book examines the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in various states and how it has impacted teen’s views and decisions regarding experimenting with marijuana. It explores the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.
This book examines the nature of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.
This book examines the nature of post-traumatic stress disorder, what causes it, what it is like to live with PTSD, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.
This book examines the nature of anxiety disorders and phobias, what causes them, what it is like to live with them, and how or whether they can be treated or cured.
This book examines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that close to half of U.S. high school students have had sex. The consequences these teens face can be life-changing as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.
This book examines why teenagers share sexually explicit photographs of themselves with one another via cell phone can face embarrassment, bullying, loss of reputation, or even prosecution for sending or receiving child pornography if the images fall into the wrong hands. It explores the real-life choices that teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong.
This book examines why many teenagers are picking up the habit even when medical science has proven that cigarette-smoking is a serious health hazard. It explores the real-life choices teens face as they develop an understanding of risks and consequences and of right and wrong,
This book examines studies that show stress can be good for teens, giving them the burst of adrenaline they need to win a race or give an important speech; but too much stress (often called burnout) can cause many different health problems.
This book examines the nature of teen suicide, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.
Examines the many aspects of innovation in travel and commerce that railroads, railways, railcars and bridges have brought to society and the tycoons behind the business.
Covers the innovation in aviation travel from balloon flights to airplanes and jets, and how the technology of these innovations and society has changed throughout the course of history.
Examines the evolution of different types of water vehicles such as boats, warships, and cruise liners throughout history as well as support structures for these vehicles.
Covers the variety of wheeled transports that have been instrumental in the development of society regarding agriculture, commerce and transportation, including wagons, cars, buses, and bicycles.
This handbook shows readers how to master medicine's core terminology so they can successfully pass their academic courses and certification tests. It introduces readers to Greek and Latin roots and provides an outline of the body's systems, an explanation of the body's physiology, and a primer on commonly used terms for diseases, injuries, conditions, tests, and procedures.
Provides an introduction for iPhone™ app creators, offering a step-by-step approach exploring all of the tools and key aspects of programming using the iPhone™ software development kit, including getting the finished product distributed through the App Store.
Introduces the different culinary regions of Brazil and presents many kinds of recipes for traditional Brazilian dishes.
Introduces the different culinary regions of China and presents many kinds of recipes for traditional Chinese dishes.
Introduces the different culinary regions of Greece and presents many kinds of recipes for traditional Greek dishes.
This book reveals the many ideas and schools of economics that have emerged since trading first began in ancient times.
Covers proper dental care, dental practices and procedures, infectious diseases and related diseases, anatomy of the teeth and mouth, and the causes of tooth decay.
Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.
Covers topics such as dieting and popular diets, dietary concerns, nutritional basics, and the effects of a person's dietary choices on one's health. Topics are organized around the development and history of a diet, its basic principles, any key figures that influence the trend, and any public or regulatory concerns associated with the practice. Provides information across all age groups from infants to the elderly.
Covers 300 topics on physiology and fitness, including coverage of Healthy People 2010/2020, the nationwide initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the nation's health, as well as topics on diseases and conditions related to fitness.
Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.
This set provides more than 1,000 entries covering topics in nursing and allied health written for students and professionals in the field. Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, contemporary health care issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Covers all major health professions, including nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and respiratory therapy.
Alphabetically arranged encyclopedia provides coverage of important public health concerns. Topics include diseases and conditions, health and wellness efforts, nutrition, ethics and law related topics and statistics, sanitation issues, and everyday environmental effects.
This book is dedicated to teaching builders and homeowners alike about environmentally-friendly residential construction. This practical resource explores the very latest construction techniques, materials, processes, and green practices that will reduce the environmental impact of the building itself.
The cultivation of various crops and livestock are examined, revealing the history behind and importance of much of the food we eat today. Also covered are the techniques and equipment that have been developed over time to facilitate agricultural production.
Examines the history of nursing throughout the ages, a part of human existence since the appearance of the earliest human societies, and explains the role of caregiver to the sick, injured, poor, and helpless.
This book traces changes in American life due to industrialization, beginning with eighteenth-century England before focusing on America.
Covers the Industrial Revolution as it played out in the United States.
This book is an introduction to automotive engineering, covering all facets of the automobile, including legal and economic aspects related to industry and products, product configuration and fabrication processes, historic evolution and future developments.
This book examines what makes certain foods better nutritionally than others and how various foods affect the human body, including the role they can play in disease and illness.
Explores the life of a colonial tailor and his importance to the community, as well as everyday life, responsibilities, and social practices during that time.
Offers updated information about the health consequences associated with smoking and other forms of tobacco use.
Presents a history of transportation from ancient humans using muscle to traveling in space and discusses different modes of transportation.
Twayne's is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.
Provides detailed information on 52 drugs and other addictive substances, defined as illegal drugs, legal addictive drugs and other substances as well as commonly abused classes of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Statistics highlight each entry and sidebars provide information on the legal, historical or social aspects of the particular drug. Difficult words are defined within the text. Appropriate for middle school students.
Introduces the history of the United States from pre-Colonial America to the present day. Explores the timeline of America: its founders, key historical figures, wars, events, political environment, economy, and culture.
Entry topics include gods and goddesses; heroes and other key characters; motifs and global themes; major myths; and national or cultural mythologies. Coverage spans a diversity of cultures, including standard Greek/Roman entries as well as Native North and South American traditions, Norse mythology, Asian Pacific mythology, Judeo-Christian tradition, and Islamic and Hindu mythologies.
This book introduces readers to the world of virtual reality (VR), which is being hailed as the next frontier in technological user experience. Major tech companies such as Facebook and Microsoft are investing millions, if not billions, in VR.
This book introduces readers to a career as a Virtual Reality Developer. It explores what the job entails, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment as prospects.
This book examines virtual reality technology and how it is helping surgeons plan complex operations, medical students learn anatomy without cadavers, and patients cope with physical pain and the emotional challenges of long-term hospital stays.
This book presents information security topics for the non-security professional. It provides an introduction to digital forensics in order to mitigate risk and effects of an intrusion and includes examples and case studies to facilitate the understanding of information security and digital forensics.
Examines what anxiety disorder is, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.
This book discusses the evolving understanding of how stress and anxiety affect people’s lives and includes the foremost research on treating these conditions. Personal stories give readers an intimate look at how others are managing these sometimes-debilitating conditions.
This book explores that ways that computers are already able to use artificial intelligence to defeat human chess champions and operate automobiles and aircraft independently. It covers computer networks, guided by artificial intelligence, that have brought big changes to business, marketing, medicine, transportation, warfare, and other areas of modern life.
This title explores drone technology, which allows these versatile devices that will soon be everywhere as researchers develop new uses for the flying machines. It looks into drones of the future and how they will be used by filmmakers, businesses, the military and police, and average consumers.
This title explores the world of virtual reality, best known for its applications in the gaming industry. It covers advances in virtual reality technology, and how the use of this technology has changed lives in medicine, entertainment, education, business, and the military.
This book examines the controversies associated with work-life balance in the modern era and emphasizes how winning the struggle to achieve work-life balance requires buy-in from employees, management, and government. It explores how optimizing your work-life balance may incorporate employee assistance programs, flextime, improved time management skills, technology-enabled tools, and community programs.
This interdisciplinary work brings a new perspective to the diverse and colorful global history of human attire from prehistoric times to modern day. It illuminates dress as a reflection of social status, aesthetic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing, covering the evolution of clothing styles in diverse historical periods, regions, and countries, as well as the diversification of materials, production methods, and commerce.
Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.
This book offers 101 tips to help de-stress, relax and enjoy the benefits of yoga, such as better posture, improved breathing and peace of mind without leaving your living room.
This book focuses on adolescents, who have to negotiate changing relationships with families and friends as they grow into young adulthood. Discusses how to handle general family disputes, nourish relationships with friends, and get along with siblings. Advice for healthy and safe socializing and recreation outside of the sphere of one's family is also offered.
This book provides simple, straightforward game-design lessons which use Unity iOS and Wings3D to teach game-making skills and put teens on the road to creating fun, high-action games for the iPad.