This book serves as a comprehensive guide that explores solar, wind, and other sources, and the technology available to harness them.
Profiles jobs in Alternative Energy such as Bioenergy/Biofuels Workers, Energy Conservation Technicians. Environmental Engineers, Environmental Lobbyists, Fuel Cell Technology Workers, Green Builders. Green Transportation Careers, and more.
This book explains different types of anxiety disorders, how to recognize and treat them, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.
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 book explores the history of artificial intelligence (A.I.), and how the idea of machines that think and act on their own It has gone from science fiction to reality. It examines the technologies involved in A.I. and its inevitable effects on work, life, health, and many other aspects of human society, and raises important ethical issues and challenges.
This title introduces readers to the Aztec people. It covers traditional ways of life, including social structure, homes, food, art, and clothing. Also discussed is contact with Europeans, as well as how the people keep their culture alive today.
This book examines issues related to biofuels, such as ethanol made from corn and biodiesel made from soybeans. Making people aware that biofuels are an increasingly popular and controversial energy source.
This book covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light.
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.
This book introduces readers to several celebrations and ceremonies important to Native Americans across North America. Full-color photographs, fact boxes, a glossary, and a list of books and websites for further research are also provided.
This book introduces readers to the different types of apparel worn by a variety of Native American tribes throughout history, the climate in which they lived, their customs, and their creativity with textiles. Full-color photographs, fact boxes, a glossary, and a list of books and websites for further research are also provided.
This book is an accessible guide to coming out to family and friends, providing transgender readers with insight about what steps to take when thinking about coming out, addressing how to answer questions that friends and family might ask, the steps involved in a gender transition, and how to fight back against transgender discrimination at school and in the community. It also helps family and friends understand how to be supportive of a loved one undergoing the transition.
This resource will help young people recognize sexism and sexist language, learn how to respond when they find themselves on the receiving end of sexist comments, and where they can go to report sexist behaviors or to get help. This text features a list of suggested questions to ask an expert and myths and facts about discrimination.
This book examines how PTSD affects individuals and families and empowers youth to cope with the PTSD of a parent. It explores root causes and provides tools for mitigating the sometimes-considerable stress of having a parent with PTSD, including personal and family therapy.
This book shows readers how to create their own videos and YouTube channels. In these pages, skills and steps on how to build your channel will help readers get started. It also covers tips on how to use social media to promote their channel and build a solid audience base, and discusses timely issues such as respecting copyrights and avoiding cyberbullying.
This text gives students insight into the fascinating history of the feminist movement and its leaders while presenting thoughtful analysis of feminist issues to help students think critically about the history and present need for feminism and womenâs rights today.
Using diverse viewpoints, this text examines how far we have gotten in developing efficient and sustainable energy, including solar, wind, and geothermal power, and what the benefits are of these renewable energy sources compared to fossil fuels, allowing students to analyze key ideas in energy production through primary source evidence.
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.
In this book, readers will learn about some of the approaches used by cyber attackers, what they are looking for, and how the experts work to protect sensitive information.
This book gives readers information about the rise of cyber mobs, the social and psychological effects on their victims, and ways to combat them.
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 phenomenonâit has become a significant problem in the twenty-first century and a newsworthy issue in America.
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.
Examines the issues surrounding eating disorders and the complex problem of eating disorders many teens face. It addresses the illnesses that cause mental and physical suffering and may have lifelong consequences.
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.
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 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 book explains what sorts of information might be shared, stored, and stolen when using the internet, how to protect online privacy, and what to do after falling victim to digital privacy crimes. Readers will learn about the vulnerabilities of shopping and banking digitally and about how apps can quickly lead to sharing information.
This book describes the universal topic of dealing with emotions for an adolescent audience. It equips modern teenagers with an understanding of the mechanics behind stress and depression and gives them advice for dealing with these issues.
This book examines an immigrantâs journey within the United States and investigates the concept of cultural assimilation. As the United States continues to grow and change, students can become better-informed citizens by looking at the immigrant experience and understanding the roots of American identities.
This title examines the history of the struggle for religious rights, providing context for the conversations of today that shape the way Americans choose to worship. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Introduces readers to issues relating to sex, gender identity, and gender expression in Western society with a focus on the United States. Provides access to research and information on the transgender community so they can form their own understanding of gender identity.
This book provides information about various forms of abuse and other nuances of violence as well as invaluable resources for domestic violence information and assistance. Readers will find a concise explanation of what constitutes domestic violence, so they can better recognize it when they see or experience it.
This book introduces readers to the governmental structures of several Native American tribes. Full-color photographs, fact boxes, a glossary, and a list of books and websites for further research are also provided.
This title looks at the differences between the girl and boy experiences of growing up and the steps people can take to address sexist practices.
This book explores the different kinds of hackers and what to expect at a hackathon. It covers what organizations run hackathons, the different subjects the events cover, and how one can benefit by attending a hackathon, as well as outlining the skills and advice for operating oneâs own hackathon.
This book explores socialization and enjoying downtime with friends as an activity we regularly participate in but often take for granted. It applies theories and concepts from psychology and sociology to explain the functions, benefits, harms, and consequences of how we spend our free time. Readers will learn about the many forms of socializing, discover why socializing is so important, and understand the positive and negative effects of socializing.
This book explores the health issues encountered by transgender people, including mental and emotional health, gender dysphoria, hormone replacement therapy (including puberty-blocking hormones), gender affirmation surgery, and more. Also covered are the pros and cons of hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery as well as barriers to health care that transgender people frequently face and advice on dealing with a health care system marked by cissexism.
Developing a computer that can match human intelligenceâor even exceed itâis 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 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.
This book defines aspects of internet shaming with clear definitions and examples. Real-life stories of people who have suffered from internet shaming will heighten readersâ awareness of how much pain a posted party video can cause. Resources help those who are suffering the effects of internet shaming.
This book introduces readers to some of the many gender identities a person can have, such as trans man, trans woman, gender fluid, bigender, or two-spirit. It covers bodies beyond the gender binary as well as the differences between gender expression, gender identity, and sexuality, and addresses transphobia and cissexism and the discrimination and mistreatment that trans people face and the support that trans communities can provide.
This book provides common-sense tips about how to avoid online theft and the mining of personal data by advertisers and others. It also addresses how to safeguard personal computers and other digital devices.
This title introduces readers to the Inuit people. Text covers traditional ways of life, including social structure, homes, food, art, clothing, and more. Also discussed is contact with Europeans and American settlers, as well as how the people keep their culture alive today.
This book examines what institutional racism is, what areas of life are most impacted by it, and what movements are fighting for its eradication.
In this book, issues related to social networking are discussed, such as: How Does Social Media Affect Personal Relationships? Has Social Media Contributed to a Loss of Privacy? How Has Social Media Influenced Politics? Are People Too Dependent on Social Media?
This book explains the basics of how crowdfunding works, informing readers of how Kickstarter, the worldâs 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.
This book uncovers truths about privilege and power that can help lead the productive conversations that are necessary to social justice education and beginning the work of accepting responsibility.
This book discusses depressive disorders, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, how depression occurs, and advancements researchers have made toward a cure.
This title takes a look at the history of male privilege, the current issues surrounding this topic, and steps people can take to eliminate sexist practices.
This title introduces readers to the Maya people. It covers traditional ways of life, including social structure, homes, food, art, and clothing. Also discussed is contact with Europeans, as well as how the people keep their culture alive today.
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 guide provides information for readers interested in the contemporary practice of, and research behind, mindfulness and meditation. It explores definitions of mindfulness and meditation, offers solutions for successfully incorporating them into our often-chaotic lives, and explains their many practical applications and benefits for practitioners.
This title introduces readers to the Mohawk people. Text covers traditional ways of life, including social structure, homes, food, art, clothing, and more. Also discussed is contact with Europeans and American settlers, as well as how the people keep their culture alive today.
Native American art encompasses a multitude of crafts, including rugs, baskets, pottery, and wood carvings. This volume, a support to cultural studies, highlights artwork of various native peoples, accompanied by facts about the process of creating each piece.
This book introduces readers to the types of foods eaten by Native American tribes throughout history. Full-color photographs, fact boxes, a glossary, and a list of books and websites for further research are also provided.
This book introduces readers to the types of homes that Native Americans have lived in throughout history. Full-color photographs, fact boxes, a glossary, and a list of books and websites for further research are also provided.
This book provides a framework for navigating intersectionality, and understanding how we can use this concept to enrich our understanding of identity, power, and justice in society. In an era of political and cultural turmoil, it seems like the United States is more divided than ever along lines of identity.
This book explains the basic workings of internet connections, IP addresses, and bandwidth throttling. It explores the status of information control by governments and internet providers in both a United States and an international context, and the debate between those who support net neutrality and those who oppose itâa debate that affects every internet user today and in the years to come.
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 title introduces readers to the Ojibwe people. It covers traditional ways of life, including social structure, homes, food, art, and clothing, and discusses contact with Europeans and American settlers and how the people keep their culture alive today. Map, fun facts, timeline, glossary, and index are included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
In this book, the scope of the growing problem of overreliance on digital technology, its causes, consequences, and efforts to address it are discussed.
This book covers many of the enjoyable and rewarding ways people find to entertain themselves online, as well as concerns about violence, addiction, and isolation.
In this book, various types of online sexual, financial, identity theft, and cyberbullying predators, along with the methods they employ, the effects on their victims, efforts to contain these illegal activities, and associated controversies are discussed.
This book will discuss the scope of the growing online privacy problem, potential consequences of 'oversharing,' and efforts to address it.
In this book, current and emerging online security threats are discussed, along with what technologists, policy makers, and ordinary citizens are doing to make the digital world safer and more secure.
This book examines other cultures that we have a duty to protect. By defining that responsibility, it gives readers the tools to fulfill it. We must all learn to questions this cultural crime before it wipes out and whitewashes all of our differences away.
This book discusses the history of American racism and its lasting effects.
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 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 examines what microaggressions are, why they're bad news, and how to handle them. Every day experiences leave people of color scratching their heads, and before long, they're impossible to ignore.
This book covers events ranging from the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France to prayer in schools to denying service to gay customers, exploring how free speech and religious freedom overlap and sometimes conflict in modern society.
This book provides information to help women make informed, educated decisions. This text also offers an overview of the history of reproductive rights and the pro-life movement into the continuing modern-day struggle.
Reproductive rights are more expansive than the abortion debate. Access to affordable health services is a fundamental right, yet women, who are subject to discrimination, poverty, and violence at a higher rate than men, are at risk for losing access to screenings, maternal care, and contraception. Does the government have the right to legislate women's health? This close examination provides perspectives from all sides to help readers understand what is at stake.
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 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 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).
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 takes a look at the history of sexism that women of color have endured, the current issues surrounding this topic, and steps people can take to eliminate sexist practices.
This title takes a look at the history of sexism that women of color have endured, the current issues surrounding this topic, and steps people can take to eliminate sexist practices.
This title takes an inside look at the history of women in politics, the current issues surrounding this topic, and steps people can take to eliminate sexist practices.
This title examines the representations of women in various media formats and also discusses steps people can take to eliminate sexist practices.
Provides facts about sleep and sleep requirements for teens. Explains the biological processes involved in sleep and discusses circadian rhythms, dreaming, sleep hygiene, and sleep disorders, including insomnia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, sleep walking, and enuresis (bedwetting). Covers sleep deprivation, explaining the physical and mental consequences of inadequate sleep.
In this book readers will learn how Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and other social media, have become an integral part of people's lives, affecting their attitudes, relationships, mental health-and personal safety.
Examines the issues surrounding online social networking, including the positive and negative aspects of this communication, personal privacy, and personal safety.
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.
America is a nation founded on the idea that all men are created equal, but it took African Americans years of hard-fought struggles to even approach equality in jobs, education, and the right to vote. And in the twenty-first century, the struggle goes on. This book examines how and why social change occurs and the lasting influence of the Civil Rights Movement.
LGBT rights have advanced greatly since the homophobic days of the 1960s. Still, challenges remain, including passage of a federal law mandating job equality nationwide. This book examines how and why social change occurs and the lasting influence of the LGBT movement on mainstream society.
This book examines the field of biomass energy, including the underlying scientific concepts, its potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how it is used today, and prospective future developments.
This book examines the fields of hydroelectric and ocean energy technologies, including the underlying scientific concepts, their potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how they are used today, and prospective future developments.
This book examines the field of hydrogen energy technologies, including the underlying scientific concepts, their potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how they are used today, and prospective future developments.
This book examines the field of solar energy, including the underlying scientific concepts, its potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how it is used today, and prospective future developments.
This book examines the field of wind energy, including the underlying scientific concepts, its potential for replacing fossil fuels, examples of how it is used today, and prospective future developments.
This book examines the tremendous influence of social media on how we make meaning of our place in the world. It emphasizes the economic impacts of how we use the Internet and World Wide Web to exchange information, enabling readers to see how social media has taken root and challenged previous media industries, laws, policies, and social practices.
Beginning in the nineteenth century, women in the United States and some other Western countries began to demand equal rights with men. Through public demonstrations, complaints to newspapers and congressmen, and other means, women eventually gained the right to vote and hold public office. This book examines how and why social change occurs and the lasting influence of the womenâs movement.
This title features stories from several of the region's Native Nations, including the Inuit, IÃ±upiat, and Woodland Cree. It includes easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter, along with infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This title features stories from several of the region's Native Nations, including the Haudenosaunee, Ojibwe, and Mi'kmaq. It includes easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter, along with infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book examines the rights of the transgender community and the areas in which further action is still needed for their protection, while addressing transgender issues and the non-discrimination laws and regulations that explicitly include transgender rights. It includes information on how to become trans allies and how to fight against trans discrimination in their day-to-day lives.
This book explains the basic human rights of transgendered and non-binary individuals, and explains arguments for why trans Americans are a protected class, as well as for why they don't need special treatment. Discusses workplace discrimination, marriage equality, and adoption, as they relate to transgender identities.
This title profiles a host of accomplished transgender people who have made their names in a wide range of fields, including sports, politics, activism, entertainment, and the arts. It includes historical pioneersâsuch as Christine Jorgensen, Marsha P. Johnson, and Sylvia Riveraâas well as present-day figuresâsuch as Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Kye Allums, and Laverne Cox.
In this book, readers learn that people need relationshipsânot only to be happy, but also to be physically and psychologically healthy. In order to thrive, human beings must have a foundation of secure, loving relationships.
In this book, readers learn about personality: the qualities, behaviors, emotions, and actions that make an individual different from other people.
In this book, readers learn about self-image, the mental picture that each person has of himself or herself. Psychologists explain that a personâs self-image is the product of the thinking self; it is the way each individual organizes all the facts that have been acquired over the years.
In this book, readers learn about sexual orientation and sexual identityâpsychological concepts that describe peopleâs sexual feelings, beliefs, and self-concepts. It is important to understand the difference between sexual orientation and sexual identity which are often discussed together, and although they are closely related, they are not the same.
This book explores the history behind sexual harassment, sexual abuse, or domestic abuse against women, the effects of these issues on women and society, and ongoing efforts to stop sexual harassment and domestic violence.
This book teaches readers how established vloggers--those who create video blogs, aka vlogs--work their magic to educate, entertain, and persuade viewers around the world. It covers steps for writing, filming, editing, and marketing their vlog content as well as tips for more professional scripts, lighting, sound, and editing and what methods to take to gain followers and media attention and become an informed vlogger.
This title introduces readers to the Chickasaw people. Text covers traditional ways of life, including social structure, homes, food, art, clothing, and more. Also discussed is contact with Europeans and American settlers, as well as how the people keep their culture alive today.
This book discusses the evolving understanding of how stress and anxiety affect peopleâs 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 book looks as the ways businesses spy on patrons through monitoring of your online shopping and product browsing habits, examines the reasons the marketplace has changed, argues the pros and cons of keeping tabs on cyber shoppers, and outlines the advantages corporate mining gives to larger companies.
In this book, readers learn the differences among white hat, black hat, and gray hat hackers and their ways of working concerning computer networks today. The origins and history of hacker culture are examined, as are the law enforcement methods of catching criminals. Some of the topics covered are the motives for hacking, black hat targets, online hazards, malware programs, and typical hacker techniques.