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Around the world, scientists are finding cool and unusual ways to make people's lives better and help the environment. Some of these methods have been quietly used for centuries. Only recently have they earned much attention. Other methods use new technology in unexpected and even gross ways to clean things up and provide people with water and energy! Learn about the history of these fascinating methods, how they work, and how they are making the world a better place.
This series delves into the difficult social topics that kids often encounter, but don't always know how to handle. Written in a conversational tone, each volume takes a clear look at these challenges such as Cyberbullying and prejudice - including plenty of real-life examples - and offers appropriate advice and coping strategies that tweens and teens can put to use.
This dynamic series introduces young readers to the three levels of government in Canada and its impact on daily life. It also explores the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Colourful flowcharts and diagrams illustrate government processes, while sidebars examine contemporary issues and invite readers to think critically about modern Canadian politics.
Gender identity is one?s personal conception of gender. It is closely related to the various roles that males and females typically play in society. This thought-provoking book shows how and why some people have come to question or explore their gender identity and how this can sometimes lead to controversy.
Today more than ever it is essential for young people to understand the science and psychology behind infectious diseases. Books in this series explore this topic from different angles including the science of vaccines, how preventive measures protect public health, and how medical professionals track the causes and spread of infectious diseases.
What motivates one student to study hard and another to not study at all? How does personality develop and can it change? How and why do relationships fall apart? These and other questions lie at the heart of human psychology, which is the focus of the Understanding Psychology series. Books in this series examine the mental and emotional factors that influence and shape human behaviour. Careful, clear explanations; solid information; and insightful and fully documented quotes provide readers wit
Understanding the Black Lives Matter Movement explores how this movement for social justice began, developed, and continues to evolve today. Readers will learn about the events that sparked the movement and the goals the movement seeks to achieve. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
Learn about the discovery of the novel coronavirus and track the COVID-19 pandemic as it spreads globally, scientists develop a vaccine, heroes rise up, and the world reacts. This series makes a difficult topic approachable while answering crucial questions.
In the blink of an eye, the world as we know it has changed. Friends and loved ones have died lonely, painful deaths. Once-robust economies have disintegrated, costing millions their jobs. Schools, forced to close their doors, have resorted to distance learning. Social interaction has been replaced with social distancing. The new series Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic examines the origins of the virus that causes the disease; how different countries responded; how the virus spreads, sickens,
To truly understand the world's major religions one needs to understand what people within each faith believe, how they practice their faith, and what rules they live by. The Understanding World Religions series explores these important aspects of religion as well as the origins of each faith and some of the challenges faced in the modern age.