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Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions. Firearm-related deaths have surged to the highest level in fifty years. Childhood trauma is now considered to be every bit as urgent as a natural disaster or outbreak of deadly disease. These are just three of the issues examined in the Emerging Issues in Public Health series. All books explore recent events and new ideas in an effort to explain what's taking place, why it matters, and what efforts are being made to address these and other publi
Some of history’s Enduring Mysteries involve tales so incredible that they blur the lines between fact and fiction. As much evidence as can be examined about the curious phenomena associated with five legendary sites and creatures is explored in this series, with notable examples of popular culture references and famous seekers and hoaxes. The truth is out there—for someone to find.
Through the use of concrete, real-world examples and stories, this series explores various environmental concerns and the consequences of each. Books look at what is taking place; where, how, and why; the effect(s) now; the likely future effects; and what’s being done or proposed to address these issues. All books include an appendix list titled 'Make a Difference'. These lists offer realistic suggestions to teen readers who want to act.
More than 450 million people worldwide watch esports each year. That is more than the number of people who watch Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, and HBO combined-and the esports audience keeps growing. Esports and the New Gaming Culture examines the cultural phenomenon that is esports. The book explores the world of professional gamers and teams, the competitions, the spectators, the business of pro gaming, and even the interscholastic programs-all of which make up this exciting revolution in spectator spo
Stranded between safe zones, two young women, Vivi and Eva, trek across the zombie-infested German countryside. Together they'll face their inner demons and dodge hordes of the undead.
What energy sources did humans use in the past? What sources help meet Canada’s and the world’s energy requirements today? How do we balance our energy needs with protecting the environment? Examining Canadian Energy answers all these questions and more. Each book in this compelling series takes readers on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-dr
Exploring Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field.
The myths of ancient Greece live on in the Exploring Greek Mythology series. Villains, goddesses, gods, and heroes come to life in these volumes. The stories vividly illustrate the cultural values and customs of ancient Greek society. Side bars, fully documented quotes, and full-color images add depth and insight.
Experts have documented an explosive rise in the number of hate groups since the turn of the century, driven by anger over immigration and demographic projections for the near future. Extremists are increasingly diffuse, moving to the web and away from organized, on-the-ground activities. What is a hate group and how does it operate? What is the history of organizing around hate and how do we recognize and confront it? These are the salient issues readers will investigate in this overview.