This book describes 25 pivotal events in Asian American history, celebrates Asian Americans' contributions to U.S. history, and examines the ways their experiences have shaped American culture. It offers a unique look at the Asian American experience, from the California Gold Rush in the mid-nineteenth century to the 2017 travel ban, and highlights events with national and international significance, such as the Central Pacific Railroad Construction, Korean War, and 9/11.
This book examines how books began and have evolved through history and explores where future technologies may lead them. From ancient clay tablet and scrolls to medieval manuscripts and printed books to personal computers and iPads, this guide examines the history of books chronologically from 4000 BCE to the present. It includes hands-on activities and course assignments that encourage student learning and features interesting factoids and illustrations.
This book discusses what it means to be a follower of Christianity today, and examines the many stories and beliefs that the Christian faith is rooted in. Vibrant photographs that correlate closely with the text and allow for a greater understanding of the content, are also included.
This text places major Latin American authors in the complex cultural and historical contexts that have compelled their distinctive fiction, essays, and poetry in a manner that reflects the changes that have taken place in cultural theory and literary criticism since the latter part of the twentieth century.
This book discusses what it means to be a follower of the Hindu faith today, and examines the many important celebrations and ceremonies of Hinduism. Vibrant photographs that correlate closely with the text and allow for a greater understanding of the content, are also included.
This book provides an unparalleled look at the Nation of Islam, including its history, the complexity of its views towards orthodox Muslims, women, and other minorities, and the trajectory of the group after the 1995 Million Man March.
We already know what climate change is and many of us understand the human causes. This book covers what climate change will do to our world, who will be affected (spoiler: all of us!) and how our lives will change in the future. Topics include sea levels, extreme weather, drought, animal and plant extinction, and human and animal migration. Includes real-life situations and stories, and suggestions on what we can do to slow down the unprecedented effects of climate change.
This book discusses the fascinating stories behind the many traditions, celebrations, and ceremonies involved in the Jewish religion. Vibrant photographs that correlate closely with the text and allow for a greater understanding of the content, are also included.
Comic books have been popular for generations, and the success of films based on superheroes such as Wonder Woman and Black Panther has proven that their popularity shows no signs of slowing down. This guide is designed specifically for young fans and includes information about the history, future, and storage of comics, where to buy and how to read comic books, conventions, and the companies that produce them. Features text, sidebars, and helpful graphic organizers.
This book explores what it is like to be a follower of Islam, and discusses the many fascinating celebrations and ceremonies that are involved in being part of the Muslim faith. Vibrant photographs that correlate closely with the text and allow for a greater understanding of the content, are also included.
This book explores the immigrant history of the United States, using documents and photographs from the heyday of Ellis Island, one of the most important immigration ports. It uncovers how some of our ancestors came to the United States, seeking freedom and fortune, and often risking everything to make a home in America, and chronicles the grit, misfortune, and luck that is both true of the island and of the people it welcomed to America's shores.
This book investigates the Trail of Tears through primary sources related to this tragic episode of American history. Images and textual transcriptions are presented of historical documents such as presidential addresses, treaties, and the Cherokee constitution.
This book examines the Underground Railroad through primary source material.
Explores the history of American elections and the American electorate, from 1789 to the present. Covers election laws and suffrage; voting participation; and presidential, house, senate, and gubernatorial voting.
This title explores the history of the Mexican-American War in 1846. Readers learn how land conflicts erupted into violence between these two neighboring countries. Track the events and turning points that led to the Mexican-American War, and learn how the aftermath shaped the western expansion of the United States.
This book follows winners of a science competition that are given the opportunity to experience a tour of the human body as if shrunk.
This biography details the life of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, considered by many to be the first computer programmer. Her computer programs were the first ones ever to be published.
Covers the kingdoms and peoples of pre-colonial Africa revealing traditional lifestyles, beliefs, skills, and crafts of the ancient continent, from the Sahara southwards.
This work provides readers with an overview of contemporary customs and life in North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa through discussions of key concepts and topics that touch everyday life among the nations' peoples.
This book describes the continent of Africa, a land of many nations, languages, and cultures. Learn about the people, history, geography, and wildlife of this unique continent. Includes a glossary, websites, and fast facts.
This book presents a discussion of the lives of prominent black inventors, including the struggles they dealt with in the past and continue to face today. Many of the products we use every day were invented by African Americans, although these inventors unfortunately have not often been given credit for their contributions.
Highlights African America literature, providing representation of literary works for all students. Discussion of classic and contemporary works also includes the social, political, cultural, and historical context of each work. Focuses on up-and-coming authors as well as works from tried and true authors that have not been covered before, and contains a mix of genres, including novels, poems, short stories, and dramas.
Places important topics in context so that readers will understand the connection between black history and the sweep of America's story. This volume covers African American literature.
This book explores the history of African American migration in North America. Readers will understand the push/pull factors involved in African American migration from the South and into Northern cities and the cultural developments that followed.
Covers the deities, places, events, animals, beliefs, and other subjects that appear in the myths of various African peoples.
Examines the ancient civilizations and peoples of African mythology, to explore and study their religious beliefs and myths.
This biography details Albert Einstein’s life and his developments as one of history’s most amazing scientists. The book details his early life and struggles in Germany.
This book explores the highlights of algebra, from its basic principles through real numbers, and the application of algebra’s fundamental concepts.
This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.
This book examines how researchers are learning about the rain forest’s plants and animals, what discoveries are being made in the Amazon, and how people are working to combat the effects of deforestation and climate change. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This biography details the life of Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to fly alone, or solo, across the Atlantic Ocean and the first woman to fly solo from Hawaii to California. She navigated routes over land and sea that no woman had traveled before.
Provides an introduction to the Industrial Revolution.
Examines the detailed history of American foreign policy and America's debate over the direction its foreign policy should take in the future.
This book highlights the important events and figures that made this movement successful and introduces readers to important activists who fought for civil rights by raising their voices and refusing to accept unfair laws. Finally, readers will learn what can still be done to further equality for African Americans in the United States and how they can be a part of the movement.
American Civil War Reference Library offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades 6-12.
This reference work examines the impact of countercultural movements on American social history, from colonial times to the present. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action throughout the nation's history. A–Z entries provide information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices.
Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).
Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.
Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.
Includes primary sources documenting events, publications, lifestyles, and individuals important to the early Republic period in U.S. History.
Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is 'new historicist' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.
Designed for the general reader, this set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is 'new historicist' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history.
This reference work covers American immigration from both historical and contemporary perspectives, tracing the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlement to the present day. Major immigrant groups are examined through analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic current issues and controversies—from amnesty to U.S. border security—are also covered.
This book examines the complexities associated with Indian identity in North America, including the various social, political, and legal issues impacting Indian expression in different periods; the European influence on how self-governing tribal communities define the rights of citizenship within their own communities; and the effect of Indian mascots, Thanksgiving, and other cultural appropriations taking place within American society on the Indian community.
Provides an overview of the December 1890 massacre of more than 250 Native American men, women, and children by U.S. Cavalry troops at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, as well as background on the principal figures involved.
This book traces the history of injustice against American Indians, from losing their land, to moving to reservations, to having their culture stolen from them. Readers will learn how the movement for rights began, and the challenges and successes activists faced.
Provides a photographic reference that covers more than 390 species of birds that breed or are regularly seen in the eastern region of North America, and includes information on behavior, nesting, and habitat.
This 4-vol. set supplies the in-depth information about the American Revolution that students and researchers need for class assignments and reports.
Explores the world of the average citizens who played an integral part in the Revolutionary era of American history.
This four-volume set chronicles and illustrates movements from the American Revolution to the present day. Intended to help students successfully complete research and projects.
In this book, young readers will get a wider perspective of the tales of the American frontier, including points of view often left out of history books and popular entertainment, and learn more about the real landscape of the West.
This book helps new vegans negotiate the pitfalls of choosing ethical food. It includes advice on reading labels and eating out with non-vegan friends, help sorting the myths from the facts, and 10 great questions to ask a nutritionist.
This book explains the consequences of further climate change, from flooding of coastal areas to unhealthy pollution in urban areas, and how governments, businesses, and citizens can proactively work on limiting their use of greenhouse gases. International accords such as the Paris agreement of 2015 and the Kyoto Protocol of 1992 are also discussed.
This book shows how humans use water and how we can help preserve it in the wake of these threats. Statistics and fact boxes help readers understand various issues related to water, from drought and flooding to desalination and pollution.
In Ancient Aztecs, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Aztec civilization, including their military power and feats of engineering. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
Covers the history of Imperial China from its earliest beginnings to the days of the last emperor.
In Ancient China, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient China, including their technological wonders and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
The ancient civilizations of Iraq, Egypt, India, China, Central America and other regions are the focus of this remarkable contribution to student reference.
Explores the early civilizations that developed in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Explores the field of Egyptology and archaeological digs. Covers topics such as pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies in Ancient Egypt.
Through a unique collection of primary source documents, this book critically examines several topics related to ancient Egypt and about which misconceptions abound.
This book introduces important facts about ancient Egypt and the ways ancient Egyptians influenced the world for thousands of years.
Covers ancient Egyptian culture and traditions and profiles important sites throughout Egypt, many of which still contain remnants and artifacts that illustrate the importance of this extraordinary civilization.
Explores the society, politics and beliefs of Ancient Egypt and the surrounding Nile Valley region, along with the cultural achievements of this ancient civilization.
In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
Follows the progress of the Greeks from the early establishment of farming communities around 6500 BCE, to the rise of the great city-states of Sparta and Athens, and on to the dissolution of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death in 323 BCE.
Explores the legacy of the Ancient Greek culture by examining the society, politics and beliefs of this ancient civilization, which has influenced the arts, philosophy and democracy of the Western world for centuries.
In Ancient India, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient India, including their enduring religions and rich literary traditions. Text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more.
Documents ancient Rome and the people who lived there as revealed through the many artifacts they left behind, including shields, swords, tools, toys, cosmetics, and jewelry.
Covers the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BCE, to the heights of the Roman Empire around 117 CE, and on to the death of Theodosius (the last man to rule over a unified Roman Empire) in 395 CE.
Documents ancient Rome, the people who lived there, and the pottery, weapons, and other artifacts they left behind. Also explores the architecture they created, the gods they worshiped, family life, transportation, travel, trade, and more.
Explores the legacy of the Roman Empire and its famous leaders such as Julius Caesar, along with the society, politics and beliefs of this ancient civilization, which has influenced the Western world for centuries.
This book takes a look at the ways in which scientists are working to save animals from disease, human encroachment, and invasive species across the world. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Provides a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. Covers careers in the animal sciences in addition to biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists, and ethical issues such as the practice of animal experimentation. Includes illustrations, sidebars, charts, a glossary, bibliographies, filmographies and the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and study of wild and domesticated animals.
This book explores the world of the animal kingdom from the tiniest insects to the mighty humpback whale, aiding in the discovery of the animal kingdom and how it works. It covers cold- and warm-blooded vertebrates, marine and freshwater species, plus livestock and migrations as well as animals in mythology.
This biography details the account of young Anne Frank and her tragically short life as a hidden Jewish fugitive during the Holocaust.
This book describes Antarctica, which is considered the world's largest desert - it is the coldest and windiest place on Earth and has no permanent residents. Learn about the people who first explored this continent and the research that is now done there. Includes a glossary, websites, and fast facts.
This book takes readers from Russia to America as it covers the wave of Jewish immigration that occurred from 1881 to 1914. Readers will gain a deep understanding of the injustices the Jews faced in Russia, from unfair laws to pogroms.
This book encourages students to celebrate the many different cultures of the globe. Young readers will learn why it is important to respect everyone no matter how different they may seem.
Covers all aspects of life in the Arctic and Antarctic. Examines how people live and work in this environment, and introduces animals such as polar bears, penguins, and sea lions.
This book teaches kids the basics about proteins, taste buds, antioxidants, and more food facts.
Includes descriptions of sights, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, phrase books, and maps. Provides information on the history of Argentina and explores its various regions.
This book provides an overview of arithmetic. It offers examples of how they are used in routine activities, such as social media applications.
Covers all of the key movements in Western art history, from Classicism to conceptual art and profiles many of the world's greatest artists.
This book examines daily life through the lens of fashion and clothing to shed light on key aspects of the social life and culture of Americans in the 20th century. It covers forty-five essential articles of fashion or accessories, chosen to illuminate significant areas of daily life and history. Through these artifacts, the book shows the major events, social movements, cultural shifts, and technological developments that shaped our daily life in the U.S.
This book presents a collection of everyday objects and artifacts from ancient Egypt, shedding light on the social life and culture of ancient Egyptians. The work starts with a popular notion of ancient Egyptian beauty and gradually moves on to address various aspects of life, including home, work, communication, and transition and afterlife.
This book provides a unique social history that explores major aspects of daily life in a long-ago era via images of physical objects and historical information about these items. Entries on the artifacts follow, with each containing an introduction, a description of the artifact, an explanation of its significance, and a list of further sources of information.
This book examines how material objects of the 20th century, ranging from articles of clothing to tools and weapons, communication devices, and toys and games, reflect dominant ideas and testify to the ways social change happens.
This guide to learning how to draw with pencils, charcoal, pens, and pastels will help you develop skills in every medium. It explains which tools, materials, and methods should be used, allowing you to master more than 80 techniques, from shading to blending to perspective to cross-hatching, as you follow inspirational drawing tutorials.
This book describes Asia, which is the largest of the world's seven continents and is home to many countries. Learn about the people, history, geography, and wildlife of the Asian countries. Includes a glossary, websites, and fast facts.
This volume features fifty-two documents that span the history, politics, ethics, wars, and struggles for independence from China to Korea to Cambodia. Each document is supported by a critical essay written by historians and teachers.
Provides coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, that enables readers to understand the history, complexity, and contemporary practices in Asian American culture.
This volume is organized in the form of a calendar, with each day of the year corresponding with an entry about an important event, person, or innovation that span several hundred years of Asian American history and references to books and websites that can provide more information about that event.
This book covers Asian North American writers, texts, motivating issues and drives, and literary and cultural history. Contextual essays introduce fundamental elements or subcategories of Asian American literature, including social and literary concerns. Discusses origins and development of the term 'Asian American'; Asian American and Asian Canadian social and literary histories; identity, gender issues, and sexuality; and Asian American rhetoric and children's literature.
This work represents a leading reference resource for Asian American studies that provides up-to-date information about Asian ethnic groups, historical and contemporary events, important policies, and notable individuals. The entries devote attention to diverse Asian and Pacific Islander American groups as well as the roles of women, distinct socioeconomic classes, Asian American political and social movements, and race relations involving Asian Americans.
Presents in question-and-answer format information and trivia about insects, including if all bees make honey, why spiders don't stick to their webs, and the best insect disguises.
Describes the various steps necessary for an astronaut to prepare for a flight into space and follows astronaut Linda Gardner as she trains for her space shuttle mission.
Explores the origins of the universe, the history of astronomy, the Solar System, and outer galaxies. Includes star charts and a guide to constellations which locate stars, galaxies and other objects in the night sky.
Shows beginners how to identify stars, planets, and other celestial bodies in the night sky, using photographed techniques to help people learn step-by-step.
Provides travel information on Athens, Greece; describes the architecture, the culture and history, and recommends hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities.
This book acts an up-to-date world overview, in a single volume. It consists of an atlas section of detailed maps arranged by continent, and country profiles, arranged alphabetically, providing facts and figures, including details of geography, climate, society, and economics.
This book describes the history, terrain, people, culture, government, wildlife, and cuisine of Australia. Includes a glossary, websites, and fast facts.
This illustrated book features images and case studies that profile key bird species worldwide. Each chapter covers a different type of nest, including tunnel nests, mound nests, floating nests, hanging nests, woven nests, and multiple-nest avian cities. Other kinds of avian construction, such as bowers and harvest wells, are also featured.
Covers the mysterious world of these ancient people, including their beliefs, rituals, and civilizations.
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.
From the numbers attached to the positions on the field to the progress of the game in its fractions of innings, America's pastime is full of math. Readers learn how to do math exclusive to baseball, computing batting averages and learning how the stats in the box score are calculated.
Basketball is full of ways to learn how numbers and athletics are intertwined in a fascinating and educational way. Students read about superstar players scoring points, registering assists, scoring the elusive triple-double, and how team stats and shooting numbers are calculated.
This book explains how these processes of being born as an American citizen and becoming naturalized as an adult work.
This title examines different types of bees and wasps, such as social and solitary bees and social, solitary, aggressive, and paralyzing wasps. Readers will learn about each insect's body, and will also discover which bees and wasps can deliver a venomous or paralyzing sting. Where each bee or wasp can be found is covered, and the contributions of bees and wasps in medicine is introduced, including the use of venom for treatment of joint pain and arthritis.
This title examines different types of beetles, such as the titan, goliath, ironclad, Hercules, and blister beetles, as well as fireflies, ladybugs, and pest beetles such as the emerald ash borer and weevils. Readers will learn about each beetles' body, including head, thorax, and abdomen. Where each beetle can be found is covered, as are which beetles are edible.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 sights of the Forbidden City to the top 10 Chinese dishes, hotels, restaurants, and markets. Provides insider knowledge for visitors to Beijing. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
A five- volume encyclopedia of world history, covering 250,000 years of human history. Compiles knowledge from paleoanthropology, archaeology, geology, and geography. Emphasis on cultural contact and social change over time and place. Overviews of core topics. Extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science. Biographies of 100 leaders who shaped world history.
Explores the lives and habitats of big cats such as lions, tigers, pumas, and leopards.
Describes the most common types of biofuels and biofuel technologies and seeks to identify both the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use.
Explores the lives and habitats of various kinds of birds from birds of prey to parrots.
Provides a guide to identifying birds from around the world. Features notes on each species' physical characteristics, geographic location, marks of distinction, brooding behavior, and threatened species rating.
Illustrations and photos assist in a detailed exploration of birds, including the art of flying, diversity, and distribution and variation of species across the world. Covers today's most popular science topics, from digital TV to microchips to touchscreens and beyond. Perennial subjects in earth science, life science, and physical science are all explored in detail.
Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.
What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. This book examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
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 encyclopedia documents the Black Power Movement by its cultural representation and promotion of self-determination and self-defense and showcases the its influence on American Black communities from 1965 to the mid-1970s. It provides an understanding of Black Power's important role in the turbulence, social change, and politics of the 1960s and 1970s in America and how the concepts of the movement continue to influence contemporary Black politics, culture, and identity.
This book examines the complex issue of body image today. It uses critical thinking questions to illustrate the difficulties people face in appreciating and enjoying their bodies. It provides tips for developing a more positive body image and dealing with body shaming.
Covers literary adaptations in four main categories: classic literature; contemporary bestsellers and popular fiction; nonfiction, encompassing biography, true crime, history, and memoirs; and children’s and young adult literature. Sidebars will highlight people, such as authors, film directors, screenwriters, actors, producers, who are particularly identified with adaptation or a particular work.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 monuments and statues to the top 10 restaurants, festivals, and seaside excursions. Provides insider knowledge for visitors to Boston. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
Covers the popular culture of the 20th Century and first decade of the 21st Century. Provides a cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need a single, consistent reference to explore and analyze the social trends, events, and people that have impacted contemporary history.
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 bowling.
Spotlights the role of black slavery in colonial America and the people who fought against it, including Crispus Attucks, Benjamin Banneker, Paul Cuffe, Prince Hall, and Phillis Wheatley.
This book explores the theory and practice of bridge engineering, design and planning, materials and construction, loads and load distribution, and deck systems. It covers such applications as reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, truss bridges, arch bridges, cable bridges, suspension bridges, bridge piers, and bridge substructures, as well as issues commonly found in inspection, monitoring, repair, strengthening, and replacement of bridge structures.
In this book, students learn about the different types of bridges, the civilizations and people who engineered and risked their lives to construct them, and the advances in bridge building that have made them safe and effective ways to keep us moving!
This book covers the history of Native American migrations in North America, filled with broken treaties, difficult struggles, and a desire to hold on to the lands and customs that have been a part of tribal life for hundreds--if not thousands--of years. Readers discover the many reasons Native Americans moved across the continent.
This title will inform readers about Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, segregation in public schools, those involved in the case, and the law applied after the ruling--the fourteenth amendment.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 Belgian beers to the top 10 bars, clubs, and restaurants. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 Hungarian dishes to the top 10 festivals, bars, cafés, and shops. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
Provides an introduction to Buddhism, discussing the history, beliefs, key figures, and practices of the religion.
Explore the world of bugs through hands-on insect activities. Enter the kingdom of the creepy crawlies, and learn about everything from beetles to bees to spiders to scorpions. Identify bugs of all kinds, and learn to study insects in their natural habitats. You can even raise your own caterpillars with the step-by-step instructions found in this book.
This book explores the field of civil engineering, from designing bridges and roads to constructing buildings and dams. It also introduces famous civil engineers who have shaped the field.
This book describes and compares the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, life cycle, diet, and reproduction of butterflies and moths.
This text provides an overview of radical U.S. political movements on both the left and the right sides of the ideological spectrum. It focuses on analyzing the origins and trajectory of the various movements, and the impact that movement ideas and activities have had on mainstream American politics.
This book looks at the science behind the creation of fake trees that can capture and store carbon from the air, and how this technology could help improve life on Earth. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and an index are also provided.
Covers the anatomy, behavior, habitats, and other aspects of wild and domestic cats.
Through narrative supported by quotes, this title begins with a brief history of ancient Egypt and then examines questions such as: How Did the Nile River Make Egyptian Civilization Possible?, How Did an Agrarian Society Build One of the World’s Most Enduring Structures?, How Did Religious Beliefs Shape Egyptian Views of Life and Death?, and How Did Cleopatra Contribute to Ancient Egypt’s Final Fall?
Through narrative supported by quotes, this title begins with a brief history of ancient Rome and then examines questions such as: How Did Dissatisfaction with the Monarchy Give Rise to the Roman Republic?, How Did Internal Conflict Destroy the Republic and Give Birth to an Empire?, How Did a Persecuted Faith Become the Official Religion of Rome?, and How Did External Threats and Internal Decline Cause Western Rome’s Demise?
This title begins with a brief history of the September 11 attacks and then examines the following questions: How did the Afghan-Soviet War contribute to the rise of Islamist terrorism? How did Middle East politics contribute to the rise of al-Qaeda? How did the attack by a stateless group lead to us wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? How did life in the United States change after the September 11 attacks?
This title begins with a brief history of the American Revolution and then examines these questions: How did the actions by the King and Parliament give rise to the Revolution? How did the battles of Trenton and Princeton change the course of the Revolution? How did assistance from France help the American cause? How did the American Revolution spark change throughout the world?
This title begins with a brief history of Rome's fall and then examines these questions: Did the barbarian invasions cause Rome's fall? Did internal disunities fatally weaken Rome? Did economic and military factors destroy Rome? Which aspects of Rome survived to become its legacy?
This title begins with a brief history of World War II and then examines these questions: How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to Hitler's rise? How did the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor influence the war's outcome? How did the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union change the course of the war? How did the end of World War II contribute to the start of the Cold War?
Provides a broad and comprehensive collection of descriptive information regarding all the genres of Latino folklore in the United States, covering the traditions of Americans who trace their ancestry to Mexico, Spain, or Latin America.
New examples, new game types, and new challenges throughout the text highlight the fundamental importance of characters and storytelling in every type of game. The author emphasizes the importance of creative instinct and listening to the inner voice that guides successful game designers and writers.
This biography details the life of Charles Darwin, an English scientist who studied nature. He lived in the 1800s, during a time known as the Victorian Age. At that time, many new ideas and changes were taking place in science and technology. One question people were asking was why so many kinds of creatures lived on Earth. Darwin developed a scientific theory that explained why.
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.
Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements. For younger and middle school students, but also appropriate for high school students.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 niche museums to the top 10 places to eat, ethnic neighborhoods, jazz & blues joints, skyscrapers, and festivals and events. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
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 acts as an introduction to the history of philosophy and its key figures and movements, from stoicism to existentialism, answering such questions as 'what is philosophy?', 'who am I?', and 'why does the world exist?' and explaining philosophical theories from Plato to Sartre.
A comprehensive, illustrated thesaurus created specifically for young readers and writers, with more than 4,000 entries and authoritative content. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include definitions and sample sentences to help kids understand the meaning and usage of words in context, and antonym features present another layer of vocabulary for children to enjoy.
This title introduces readers to the Choctaw 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.
Covers the faith of Christianity from its origins to its role in the 21st century.
This book provides an overview of the ciphers, codes, algorithms, and keys used in real-life situations to keep peoples’ information safe and secure.
This book on citing internet sources will help readers determine which online sources are trustworthy and which are not, so they can produce quality research for papers now and beyond in their academic careers.
Drawing on examples from cities in the north and south, this book enables students to understand the potential and limits of addressing climate change at the urban level and to explore the consequences for our future cities.
The civil rights sit-ins sparked the larger civil rights movement, inspiring racial inequality protests. This book discusses how the United States' history of slavery and segregation led people to make a change, how sit-ins began to make businesses available to all, and how protest changed the laws of a nation. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This collection provides historical documents related to the American Civil War, and analysis of each document, including journals, letters, speeches, government legislation, and court opinions. Discusses war-time policies of President Lincoln and the 37th US Congress. Incorporates lesson plans, study questions, activities, suggested author pairings, a historical timeline, and a bibliography of supplemental readings.
Explores over 1,000 years of classical music, from medieval chants to contemporary symphonies. Examines the lives and work of the great composers, from Mozart to Cage.
Millions live without access to safe water and many die from water-related illnesses each year. Clean water should be a basic human right, but many don’t have access. This book explains the global water crisis, how it reached its current state, and its impact on the environment and human lives. Real-life examples of the steps being taken to save Earth's water resources and improve the quality and availability of drinking water will inspire budding environmentalists to action.
This book looks at the science behind the technology of collecting plastics from the ocean, its risks, and how it could help improve life on Earth. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and an index are also provided.
This book provides a biographical account of Cleopatra, a Greek woman who became Egypt's last pharaoh.
This book provides readers with a brief glimpse into the life of Cleopatra and her reign as the Queen of Egypt.
Climate change is reshaping Earth in devastating ways. Since the 1950s, the planet has been warming at an unprecedented rate. This book educates young readers about climate change and features real-world examples of young activists using their voices to inspire change. It offers true stories about scientists working on cutting-edge solutions and encourages readers to draw connections between rising populations and climate change, explore solutions, and advocate for change.
Examines the impact of global warming on the planet, and what can be done to combat climate change.
Climate change is one of the most controversial and misunderstood issues of the 21st century. This book provides a clear understanding of the issue by presenting scientific facts to refute falsehoods and misinformation—and to confirm the validity of other assertions.
This work combines entries describing Earth’s variable climatic history, references to scientific literature, weather record data, and selected primary documents to present readers with a comprehensive account of global warming's effects worldwide.
This book shows how researchers around the globe are studying glaciers, examining the atmosphere, and using computer models to learn about the changing climate. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Provides the basic scientific framework needed to understand how climate systems work and what global warming involves. Outlines the concept of global systems, climate cycles, and the atmosphere's structure and discusses the local motions in the atmosphere that affect weather and climate.
This encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. This overview of fashion and apparel covers several centuries of American history as seen through the lens of the clothes we wear—from the Native American moccasin to Manolo Blahnik's contribution to stiletto heels.
Learn what men, women, and children have worn throughout American history, beginning with the classical styles worn in the early American republic through the hoop skirts and ready-made clothes worn before the Civil War.
The Colonial America Reference Library provides students with the comprehensive information on the Colonial American period they need to write reports and class assignments including biographical profiles and primary source documents.
In this lively and engaging book, young readers will uncover the truth behind many myths about explorers in the Americas.
This book combines everything you need to know about cats, from choosing a kitten or cat and day-to-day advice on nutrition and grooming, to guidance on behavior, play, and health and diseases.
This guide to owning a dog provides everything needed to nurture a dog from puppyhood to old age. Prospective and current pet owners can discover dogs' origins and anatomy to help understand canine behavior before moving on to determine how to choose the best dog, how to prepare a home, and how to handle everyday care basics.
This guide provides everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols of the world's 196 national flags, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields, as well as their starring role in famous historical moments. This book is the ultimate reference, explaining the widespread use and significance of flags and how they have evolved over the course of history.
Covers how to make the best compost using ingredients that are easily found around the house.
This book examines the most recent research and literacy testing results from around the world that document how reading materials must be comprehensible and compelling to bring success. It also presents research findings that show how libraries directly support literacy development, providing arguments and proof that will be invaluable in advocacy efforts for funding and program development.
This detailed study focuses primarily on the defeat of the Aztec, Incan, and Mayan civilizations, but also includes Spanish interactions with lesser-known native groups.
This book is a guided tour of the classical world, from the prehistoric palace at Knossos in Crete to that fictional village in Gaul, where Astérix and his friends are still holding out against the Romans, taking a fresh look at the works of some of the greatest writers of antiquity through both scholarly controversies and popular interpretations of the ancient world.
Explores aspects of conservation, particularly the conservation of plant life upon which ecosystems are built.
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.
This book examines the role copyrights play in the areas of public domain, intellectual property, schools, and the digital realm.
This book looks at the history of using goats to graze plants, why they work, and the research that's being done to use goats as a nontoxic and versatile way to deal with invasive species. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and an index are also provided.
This reference surveys food culture and cooking from antiquity to the modern era, providing background information along with menus and recipes.
This book explores our solar system and the search for new planets we could inhabit. It covers space exploration and what we need to survive in space, and considers whether there are any other types of life on faraway planet.
Suitable for readers with no previous experience of crochet and crocheters hoping to improve their technique, this book serves as a reference for anyone with more advanced skills, guiding you through basic techniques and stitches. A Projects section provides inspiration to put newly honed skills to the test, while a final chapter covers useful finishing techniques such as attaching hooks and eyes and buttons.
Teaches beginners basic stitches and shows how to start crocheting with 20 easy projects, including hats, blankets, and baby clothes.
This work examines the logic and science behind various ciphers, their real world uses, how codes can be broken, and the use of technology in this oft-overlooked field.
Written by some of the best-known independent scholars, citizen journalists, cyber-activists, and bloggers living in Cuba today, this book presents a critical, complete, and unbiased overview of contemporary Cuba.
This book presents a basic overview of the country's key characteristics, covering topics such as Tanzania's land, peoples, languages, education system, resources, occupations, economy, government, and history.
This book introduces the importance of cybersecurity and addresses the current risks from hackers, viruses and other malware, identity thieves, and other online perils. It provides concrete measures that young digital natives can take to protect themselves and their computers, smartphones, and other devices.
Depicts how dinosaurs lived and died, covering such topics as habitats, size, hunting techniques, self-defense, courtship, and family life.
Explores the world of mammals--their habitats, behavior, anatomy, intelligence, and more.
Depicts the powerful natural forces that shape the Earth including glaciers, volcanos, earthquakes and tsunamis.
Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting.
Provides a guide to the skeleton, organs and senses. Explains the processes of the human body in detail.
This collection of articles explores how DNA testing has opened new doors in medicine and science, as well as sparked new questions about medical ethics, human ancestry, and the self.
Offers an examination of everyday life in the Iberian colonies of Central and South America, the indigenous peoples, their Spanish and Portuguese colonizers, and the Africans brought over as slaves.
Provides a broad examination of American society between 1900 and 1920, covering rural and urban America, the changing nature of work, race relations, popular culture, citizen activism, and society during wartime.
Provides a look at daily life in the colonial South from the time of European arrival to 1770. Describes how a diverse mix of people created new patterns of living, behaving, and believing across changing physical, demographic, economic, and social environments. Emphasizes the everyday experiences of ordinary people from the Chesapeake Bay to the Lower Mississippi River, examining aspects of daily life such as work, families, possessions, food, leisure, bodies, and beliefs.
Presents an extensive history of women in the civil rights movement that highlights ordinary women's experiences in their local communities and the impacts of their activism upon American women and society.
This reference book provides an overview of the daily life of women through history, and a timeline highlights key events in women's history. It draws upon a wide array of cultural settings and time periods in which women displayed agency by carrying out their daily economic, familial, artistic, and religious obligations.
Examines the details of the daily lives of the ancient Aztecs through the study of their social history, culture, and continuing influence, written from the perspective of the history of religions.
This book examines the road to desegregate American schools. Activist Daisy Bates helped nine black students integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Dennis Banks and Russell Means helped lead the fight for Native civil rights. They organized protests and asked the US government to stop mistreating Native Americans. This book explores these activists' lives and their legacies. Includes text, images, and back matter, plus a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index.
Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.
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.
This book aims to help students become independent and confident online researchers, giving them the tools and tactics they need to critically scrutinize web-based digital information to ascertain its authenticity, veracity, and authority, and to use the information in a discerning way to successfully complete academic tasks.
Find out what the world was like millions of years ago by exploring the prehistoric continents to see how and where dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals lived.
Explores the world of dinosaurs from the ferocious Velociraptor to the gentle giant Barosaurus.
Explores the field of paleontology and other professions related to the study of dinosaurs and the collection of fossils.
This title presents essays on narrative works written by persons with disabilities. The disabilities covered in these works are mostly physical, but psychological/psychiatric conditions, developmental/intellectual impairments, and addiction are also included. A pedagogical piece from the editor discusses various ways the contents can be used in the classroom, and a subject index is also included.
This book explores the ways in which people with disabilities have fought for their right to equal access, equal opportunities, and equal treatment. Key figures and events are highlighted to give readers a well-rounded sense of the movement.
This title traces the history of the disability rights movement in the United States, including the key players, watershed moments, and legislative battles that have driven social change.
This text follows the story from the Egyptians' prehistoric origins to their conquest by the Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Beginning the journey at Hatshepsut’s tomb, Egypt’s first woman pharaoh, it also explores the pyramids at Giza, learn about the language of hieroglyphics, and the rise and fall of the mighty pharaohs.
In this book, readers will discover the history and culture of ancient Egypt, from the earliest settlers of the Nile to the final dynasty of Antony and Cleopatra. Egypt's most famous inventions, including papyrus, hieroglyphs, and the 365-day calendar, are presented along with facts about its pantheon of deities and highly organized class system.
This book introduces young readers to the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica. Among the civilizations examined are the Olmec, Zapotec, Aztec, and Maya. Lands, cultures, religions, and daily life activities are considered, as well as the colossal rock heads of the Olmec that still exist, the maguey plant that the Zapotec grew and used for making houses, and the temple at Chichén Itzá, among other remarkable facts and achievements.
Covers the evolutionary history of the entire dog family, their domestication, anatomy, behavior, and breeds, highlighting the many ways in which they have helped people throughout history.
Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.
This book contains all the information you need to make your own clothes. There are patterns and step-by-step instructions for twelve classic garments, and variations of each. Additional guidance is to be found in sections on key dressmaking techniques, tools, fabrics, and pattern alterations. Sections on mending and customizing show how to prolong the life of your garments, both old and new.
This book provides expert analysis and informational insets for students to learn about water scarcity, pollution, the impact on public health, and how to protect this diminishing resource.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from where to find the bargains in souks and malls, to the best natural beauty spots, spas, and golf courses. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 venues for Irish music to the top 10 children's attractions, shops, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
This reference library provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the regions of the American continents in which two of the world's first civilizations developed: Mesoamerica (the name for the lands in which ancient civilizations arose in Central America and Mexico) and the Andes Mountains region of South America (in present-day Peru and parts of Bolivia, northern Argentina, and Ecuador).
Examines the rich cultural achievements of the early civilizations from North, Middle and South America, including the Inca and Maya societies, beliefs and innovations.
Examines the unique properties of the Earth and its Moon, bodies in the solar system often overlooked by those of us so close to them.
Provides fun facts about the planet Earth. Examines the earth's position in the solar system and how its surface is constantly being re-shaped by the elements.
This book looks at the science behind raising bugs as a sustainable food source, and why eating bugs might help feed more people around the world. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and an index are also provided.
Helps readers trace the history of ethical eating and human ways of treating animals, explore the science behind it, and discuss controversies from an objective viewpoint.
Helps readers trace the history of organic eating, explore the science behind it, and discuss controversies from an objective viewpoint.
This volume examines the characteristics and significance of many of the Egyptian gods and goddesses. It also looks at related topics such as ancient symbols and the influence of Egyptian mythology on other cultures and belief systems.
This book explores the gods, heroes, creatures, and stories of Egyptian mythology, in addition to examining their influence today. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book introduces young readers to the basics of Egyptian mythology, focusing on origin, intriguing anecdotes, lesser known but fascinating information, ties to modern culture, and more.
In this book, readers will learn the basics of electricity, from atoms to circuits. It also covers early experiments with electricity, like those done by Ben Franklin and William Gilbert.
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.
Covering a wealth of topics on the ethics of health professions, animal research, population control and the environment, this title helps researchers to consider the impact of new scientific knowledge and its potential to harm or benefit present and future generations.
This encyclopedia provides a glimpse into the events, organizations, men and women, and recurring themes that impacted the life of Cesar Chavez.
Presents research and facts on the media's interaction with children and adolescents. Covers the traditional and electronic media and their controversial impact on children and adolescents.
This encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of global warming and climate change, including scientific descriptions and explanations of all factors, from carbon dioxide to sunspots, that might contribute to climate change.
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.
A three-volume survey of food and its place in human culture and society, presented through 600 alphabetically sorted entries. Features multidisciplinary coverage of such topics as comfort food, ethnicity and food, medieval banquets, and nutrient composition, among many others. Includes photographs, illustrations, sidebars, recipes, menus, and timelines. For students and general readers.
Provides users with a solid bridge of current and accurate information spanning food production and processing, from distribution and consumption to health effects.
Examines the best-known figures of Greek and Roman mythology together with the great works of classical literature that are the sources for our mythological understanding.
The first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With over 600 entries organized from A-Z, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, and much more.
A four-volume survey of the history, cultures, geography and religions of India from ancient times to the present day. Includes more than 600 entries, arranged alphabetically. For students and general readers.
Spans Irish history from prehistoric times to the present, treating both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in detail. Entries represent an inclusive, cross-disciplinary approach, written by specialists and covering history, archaeology, anthropology, geography, politics, economics, the Irish and English languages and literatures, the visual arts, and other fields.
This book addresses the forced removal and confinement of Japanese Americans during World War II. It provides a comprehensive, accessible treatment of the events of Japanese American internment that includes topical, event, and biographical entries; a chronology and comprehensive bibliography; and primary documents that help bring the event to life for readers and promote inquiry and critical thinking.
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
This work explores how the rise of social media is altering politics both in the United States and in key moments, movement, and places around the world. Its scope encompasses the disruptive technologies and activities that are changing basic patterns in American politics.
This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture.
This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture. Its cross-cultural perspective meets high school curricular requirements for world studies and social sciences.
Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction.
This text discusses current topics in climate change, including energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, climate-altering technologies, acidification of the ocean, energy efficiency, transportation, space solar power, and future and emerging possibilities.
As people began to see how pollution and industry could damage the environment, they began to seek change. This book explores the research that revealed how common practices harmed the environment, the events people held to raise awareness, and the tactics protesters use to protect nature and change laws. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book helps teachers design learning experiences that model authentic problems and processes practiced by scientists and engineers, and covers a range of timely, cross-curricular topics such as endangered animal populations, maintenance of oceans, rebounding of bee populations, and urban air quality.
Text provides an introduction to some of the U.S. Civil War's most significant battles, including the battles at Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
This book explores the ideas of social justice and equality and how they play out in society. By studying the history of equality movements and the leaders and activists who campaign for social justice today, readers will understand that fairness, justice, and equality are more than philosophical ideals, and will be prepared to address and set goals for reducing inequality in the future.
Covers beginner basics to advanced techniques, featuring illustrated sequences on how to learn and master key skills, and tips on how to improve your overall form.
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 multi-volume survey of European history from the beginning of World War I in 1914 to the present, presented through alphabetically arranged entries that focus on the period's scientific, social and cultural history as well as the political, military and economic developments. For students and general readers.
This book describes the continent of Europe, which is home to many countries. Learn about the people, history, geography, and wildlife of the European continent. Includes a glossary, websites, and fast facts.
Photographs and text examine the history of explorers and exploration, and highlight many of their discoveries.
Charts the journeys of intrepid travelers, from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong, looking at the challenges they faced and the discoveries they made.
Explores the issues surrounding the factory farming, meeting the world’s demand for food, 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 explores the history of fake news, the purposeful reporting of inaccurate information. It explains how fake news has evolved, including how people and laws are addressing it today.
This book explores the life and legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, an influential African American activist in the 1960s and 1970s. She fought for African Americans' civil rights, including the right to vote.
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.
Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages, ed. , v.
Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses. This set shows how clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear reflect the different cultural, religious, and societal beliefs.
This book traces the history of the development of U.S. policy concerning Native Americans, providing an account of the history of relations between Indians and whites.
As climate changes bring uncertain weather patterns and as Earth's population grows, it becomes increasingly important to figure out how to feed everyone. This book explores agricultural and distribution practices around the world. Readers will learn about ideas that ensure everyone has access to food resources and proper nutrition. Young readers will be inspired to take an active role in changing the world for the better.
This book shows readers how to master the fermenting process with more than 80 step-by-step recipes for successfully fermenting kombucha, kimchi, yogurt, vinegar, and kefir.
Explores every aspect of film and provides pointers on how to watch and understand films of different types, styles, and periods. Profiles the most important historical and contemporary directors, actors, producers, and studios.
The articles in this volume examine 'the filter bubble,' which is the exclusion of other perspectives from our tech-assisted online preferences. Raising many hard questions including data security, political propaganda, and the pervasiveness of digital 'junk food,' filter bubbles reveal the future challenges of a personalized, automated web.
This book answers questions about what changes are needed, who is advocating the changes, what parties are opposing these changes (and why), and what a new food system would look like. Organized into three sections, the work identifies the problems with the current system, reviews the changing landscape of food policy, and suggests workable solutions for progress.
This title examines different types of flies, such as houseflies, blowflies, craneflies, and deer, horse, tsetse, robber, and tacinid flies, as well as mosquitos. Readers will learn about each fly's body, including head, thorax, and abdomen. The contributions of flies in medicine is introduced, including maggot therapy. Where each fly can be found is covered, as is at which life stage a fly may be eaten.
This book examines all aspects of food culture in the United States, from the early Colonial period and Native American influences on the new immigrants' food to the modern era. Topics include food eaten during holidays, street food, dietary concerns, and recipes.
Introduces food culture from numerous countries and cultures around the world, including some from remote and unexpected peoples and places.
This book identifies marketing half-truths and guides you through the aisles of the grocery store to simplify smart food shopping and restore your freedom to enjoy food.
This three-volume encyclopedia on the history of American food and beverages covers topics ranging from early American Indian foods to mandatory nutrition information at fast food restaurants.
Examines food in relationship to nutrition, world health issues, agriculture, environmental concerns, current events and political decision-making.
From yards passing and receiving to the averages teams have converting third downs, the gridiron's numbers are easy to explore while conveying important math concepts in the process. Readers learn how stars measure themselves against other players with rushing and receiving stats, and how those stats are calculated in the first place.
Explores the groundbreaking methods scientists use to solve crimes--from fingerprinting to DNA sampling.
Introduces characteristics of different kinds of forests found around the world, the plants and animals that populate them, and how they are endangered.
This book showcases the scientists who have discovered incredible fossils in deserts, rocky cliffs, underwater caves, and other locations all around the world. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book will introduce readers to math concepts through relatable contexts and clear explanations.
This biography follows the major events of Frederick Douglass, from his birth in slavery and escape to his involvement in the abolitionist movement and post, Civil War activist causes Today, the self-taught author, speaker, publisher, and activist is revered as a pioneering African American civil rights leader.
This title will inform readers about the Freedom Summer. It covers where it took place, the organizers, why its purpose was to get African-Americans registered to vote, and more.
Using primary source documents, this volume recounts the early beginnings of the 'New World' starting with discovery and colonization of the land that would become the United States.
This volume uses primary source documents to chronicle America's transition from the end of the War of 1812 to the time when tension was about to split apart the country in the Civil War.
Illuminates daily life in slave society in America from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Provides information on the business and regulation of slavery, the plantation way of life, work, family and community, culture and leisure, health and medicine, religion, resistance and rebellion, and slavery and freedom in the North.
This book seeks to encourage women and young girls in pursuing their passions by providing them with female role models in the form of diverse heroines within geek culture. Carefully curated to incorporate LGBTQ+ identities as well as racial diversity, the book defines geek culture, explains geek culture's sometimes problematic nature, and provides detailed fiction and nonfiction biographies that highlight women in this area.
Provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples of precious metals, cut stones, and organics.
Through a narrative-driven pro/con format--supported by relevant facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations--this title examines issues related to genetic testing and research.
Examines the issue of genetically modified food from a variety of international perspectives.
This book explores the principles of geometry and trigonometry. It investigates the relationships of points, lines, surfaces, and solids, construction methods for drawing figures, and methods to prove the facts. It also covers triangle measure for circular motion, sine and cosine, tangent and secant, and trigonometric functions that are applied to right triangles.
This encyclopedia covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, using film, literature, human rights, politics, landmark legislation, activism, the arts, language, sports, and historical events as points of entry into the content.
Features more than 830 entries covering key global historical events from a regional perspective. Covering ancient civilizations to the present, important events in history are explored with an emphasis on their significance to overall world history. Volumes are chronologically arranged by region: Africa, Asia and Oceania, Central and South America, Europe, Middle East, and North America.
This book features four analysis papers that consider graphic novels, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre.
This book introduces readers the figures once believed to populate Mount Olympus. It also discusses related concepts and facts about the Greek mythological tradition.
This book explores the gods, heroes, creatures, and stories of Greek mythology, in addition to examining their influence today. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This book introduces young readers to the basics of Greek mythology, focusing on origin, intriguing anecdotes, lesser known but fascinating information, ties to modern culture, and more.
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.
A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.
This resource book offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.
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 gymnastics.
This book discusses how climate change causes habitat destruction, how it impacts the Earth, and what humans can do to minimize it.
This book shows how teaching with comics increases engagement, and that the ultimate value is in helping students look with care, see possibilities, consider alternatives, ask nuanced questions, demonstrate their thinking, and bravely tell stories they would not have told in any other medium.
This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.
This book looks at the science behind the technology of fog nets, which can provide communities with clean, cheap water, and how this technology can improve the lives of whole communities. A table of contents, infographics, a glossary, a list of additional resources, and an index are also provided.
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 learn how Helen Keller became deaf and blind after a childhood illness in 1882, and grew up to be a renowned author, activist, and speaker. With the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, Keller overcame major obstacles in her life and used them to become an advocate for those experiencing discrimination and hardship.
This book covers everything from basic arithmetic to the more complex subjects of statistics, geometry, and algebra, using bright, easy to understand visuals and thoughtful explanations to cut through the confusion.
An introduction to being a pet owner for the child ready to get a hermit crab.
This book discusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth.
This book documents black women who have made important contributions in science and mathematics.
Highlights Hispanic and Latino American literary works for all students. Discussion of the literary and historical background of classic and contemporary works includes the social, political, cultural, and historical context of each work. Focuses on works by up-and-coming authors as well as frequently studied and well-established authors that have not been covered before, chosen by experts, and contains a mix of genres, including novels, poems, short stories, and dramas.
This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.
This book examines the history of Asians in the United States, covering well-established Asian American groups as well as emerging ones such as the Burmese, Bhutanese, and Tibetan American communities.
Readers will learn for themselves to solve problems that puzzle scorekeepers and hockey fans alike by learning the math they need to keep up with their favorite sport.
Describes 2,500 holidays, festivals, commemorations, holy days, feasts and fasts, and other observances from all parts of the world. Entries cover popular, ethnic, religious, and historic events of international, national, regional, and local significance.
This book describes the physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, life cycle, diet, and reproduction of the honeybee.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 secret delights of hidden Hong Kong to the top 10 festivals, hotels, and shops. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 beaches and golf courses to the top 10 restaurants, shops, and spots for water sports. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
This book explores the significant contributions to the American economy that Chinese immigrants have made through their work in mines, on railroads, and on farms, as well as their contributions to American culture since they first reached the shores of California in the mid 1800s.
This book explores the history and science behind Earth's spherical shape. It covers how satellite images and modern technology give us an image of the Earth and the early scientists and how they gradually came to enlighten others that the Earth wasn't flat.
This book explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. Through its presentation of how some changes to an ecosystem can be good while others are harmful, students discover the important role they can play In keeping ecosystems alive and well.
This book that explains key concepts about food and what makes it good or bad for you. Covers a wide variety of topics, from dieting to gluten intolerance, debunks common food myths, explains nutrition, covers the food groups, and looks into organic vs. processed foods. Follow the history of food production and free-range farming, how food is transported, and what 'sell by' dates really mean.
This book explores the generations of Mexican immigrants and their American descendants who struggled for civil rights, whose lands have been colonized, and who have been the backbone of American industry and agriculture since the nineteenth century.
Explores how our skeletons and muscles are made, how they are held together, how model skeletons help us learn and understand our bodies, and the importance of muscles.
This book introduces readers to different kinds of plant reproductive parts, how they travel, and how they grow. It discusses plant structures, the processes of plant reproduction, and where reproduction fits on the life cycle.
This book examines the birth of the Internet, how it works, and how it has revolutionized culture, industry, and business.
This book delves into the importance of being informed and explains how not all sources of information are equal. Readers are introduced to the scientific method as a way of testing information for credibility.
This book is an up-to-the-minute study of the body. Digital images show the body in incredible, true-to-life detail. Exhaustive annotations provide the names of organs and structures throughout the skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, and reproductive systems, while describing their characteristics and functions. Content previously published as part of Complete Human Body.
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.
This book explains how complex the body is. From digestion to respiration, readers learn how human body systems work together. This title supports NGSS From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes.
Examines the human body from head to toe, exploring nerves, muscles, blood and bones.
Presents comprehensive information on the human body, covering such topics as the musculoskeletal system, immunology, digestion and nutrition, the human life cycle, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.
This book discusses how the genes and traits of a parent determine what their offspring will look like, whether human or animal.
This encyclopedia provides a chronological study of the migration of various ethnic groups to the United States from 1500 to the present day.
Learn how immigration played a key role not only in making America’s development possible but also in shaping the basic nature of the society.
This text explores the full history of immigration issues in America, from Adriaen van de Donck’s description of the New Netherlands in 1650; to the 2012 opinions of Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia on the case of Arizona v. United States concerning states’ rights and the enforcement of federal immigration laws; to the 2016 Supreme Court decision in United States v. Texas.
This resource provides readers with key data to understand the roots of the issues that make contemporary migration and immigration so contentious around the globe. It explores the social, political, and cultural factors that impact, and are affected by, immigration and human migration, and includes such hot-button topics as undocumented immigration/unauthorized residents, asylum seekers, refugees, the refugee crisis in Europe, and more.
This book follows the American story, from encountering native tribes to establishing farms to growing the seeds of American democracy. Readers board the boat to the New World as they read this book about early immigration to the American colonies.
Throughout history and into the modern day, people have moved from place to place to flee danger and seek out better lives. But immigrants and refugees often meet harsh realities on their journeys. This book discusses immigration and refugee resettlement within the United States and throughout the world, and covers both historical and recent large migrations, the challenges of life in a new country, and how activists fight for immigrants’ and refugees’ rights.
This book provides an integrated assessment of climate change impacts on agriculture, aquaculture, and fisheries and explores a set of strategies to secure sustainable food security. Topics include carbon sequestration, ecosystem management, and desertification.
Covers over 215 well-regarded works of the independent and underground genre, summarizing plots and analyzing the works in terms of their literary integrity and overall contribution to the graphic novel landscape. It contains works that are self-published or are from independent houses.
Covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on.
Covers the history, politics, and ethical debate related to infectious diseases. Includes articles on how such diseases impact trade and commerce, travel, and the future of industrialized and impoverished nations.
This book examines the habitat, diet, and characteristics of various types of insects.
Describes details of the human body that are too small for the unaided eye to see, and how these microscopic systems work to keep the body alive and healthy.
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 discusses the history of the abacus, the Jacquard loom, computer animation programs, and the Apple computer in the order they were developed. It shows how each subsequent invention was predicated on the invention before, how these innovations shaped the creative process, and how computers have come to play an integral role in our daily lives.
This volume offers a diverse array of new perspectives on Invisible Man as well as many helpful facts and a good deal of new information.
This guide gives a detailed look at the Qur’an and The Five Pillars of Islam and offers a list of 'fascinating facts' along with a comprehensive timeline.
Examines the literature and visual arts of the Muslim world throughout history, and describes distinguishing features of various Islamic cultures.
Discusses various aspects of Islam, covering topics such as the importance of the Prophet in the Muslim community, the Qur'an, the Five Pillars, holy days, attitudes toward life and death, law, the various branches of Islam, and other related topics.
Provides an introduction to Islam and its history.
This book provides an in-depth look at the cultures of Islam, with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the current culture.
Provides historical information on Islam and the Muslim world, including the religion's founding by the Prophet Muhammad, the spread of Islam outside the Arabian Peninsula, and political rule by various dynasties.
Includes numerous top 10 lists - from the top 10 tips on buying a carpet to the top 10 restaurants, stores, and hotels. Provides insider knowledge for visitors. Also includes a list of the top 10 things to avoid.
Readers will learn about Jackie Robinson, the first African American major league baseball player.
Essays in this volume cover the life and work of American author James Baldwin.
This reference introduces beginning readers to Joyce and his novel, removes some of the obstacles readers face when confronting his text, provides background information to facilitate understanding of the nuances of the book, and illuminates the critical dialogue surrounding his work.
This book provides readers with in-depth, critical discussions of the life and works of James Joyce. A chronology of Joyce’s life, a complete list of Joyce’s works and their original dates of publication, a general bibliography, a detailed paragraph on the volume’s editor, notes on the individual chapter authors, and a subject index are also provided.
This title will inform readers about James Meredith, a leader in the civil rights movement, who exercised his right to an equal education by applying to the University of Mississippi, and led a march through Mississippi to ensure the enforcement of civil rights for African Americans.
In 1941, Japanese forces attacked a US naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japan and other countries were fighting in World War II. In response to the attack, the US entered the war. US officials rounded up Japanese Americans and forced them into prison camps. This book describes the experiences of Japanese Americans and the effects of the imprisonment. Includes text, images, and back matter, plus table of contents, infographics, glossary, additional resources, and an index.
An authoritative overview that explains how the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the evacuation and internment of Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans, details living conditions in the camps, and discusses the economic, emotional and physical toll on interned Japanese-Americans.
This book examines a broad range of topics related to the establishment, maintenance, and eventual dismantling of the discriminatory system known as Jim Crow.
John Lewis is an influential African American politician who played a key role in the civil rights movement. He raised awareness of racial discrimination and violence in the 1960s. This book explores Lewis's activism and political career. Includes text, images, and back matter, plus a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index.
Discusses the historical origins, teachings, practices, persecution, spread, and challenges of Judaism and explores the history, faith, and traditions of Jews.
This 4-vol. set provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the foods and recipes from 70 representative countries and culture groups worldwide -- from Algeria to Zimbabwe. Entries provide 10-15 recipes for each group and include data on the agriculture and dietary habits of each group as well as an overview of each group's nutrition and health.
A guide to the history and current status of numerous cultural groups outside the United States. Offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.
Written for students in middle and high school, offering in-depth information on such holidays as Children's/Youth Day, Christmas (and related celebrations), Halloween and Festivals of the Dead, Hanukkah, Independence Day (Cinco de Mayo, Bastille Day, etc.), Kwanza, Yom Kippur, New Year celebrations and many others. 4 volume set.
This book provides readers with a collection of essays that present a wide-ranging set of perspectives on one of Shakespeare's greatest works, 'King Lear'. A brief biography of Shakespeare, a complete list of Shakespeare’s works and their original dates of publication, a general bibliography, a detailed paragraph on the volume’s editor, notes on the individual chapter authors, and a subject index are also provided.
This book is a comprehensive guide to knitting, from basic techniques to those for more experienced knitters.
Packed with advice, reminders, and help when things go wrong, this book is your first step toward a lifelong passion for this enjoyable craft. Includes advice, reminders, and help when things go wrong.
This book highlights the laws, opinions, and social norms that lead to discrimination of people in the LGBTQ community. It examines common elements of discrimination in the community, from bullying in schools to employment discrimination. A glossary, a further readings list, websites, source notes, and an index are also provided.