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Digital technology now connects people to each other and to all the world's information everywhere, at all times. This is changing the way people meet each other, fall in love, find jobs, learn new skills, take in news and entertainment, and build personal identities. Learn what these changes mean for society now and in the future.
While struggling with the death of her beloved adoptive mother, sixteen-year-old Brenna reconnects with members of her biological family, hoping to discover why her biological mother broke off contact many years earlier. At the same time, she is falling in love with Ryan, who provides support while she grieves but has to leave her when she needs him most. Despite powerful feelings of abandonment, Brenna realizes that getting strong physically and focusing on the needs of others might just help h
Emma writes a story only to discover it is exactly the same as an unfinished novel from a dead writer. Suddenly she begins to feel more like a character of the story rather than the author.
At Caf Ä Hex, Samantha Henderson can imagine being the person she really wants to be. It's her place to daydream about going to art school and getting away from her politician father. It's her place to imagine opening herself up to a new kind of connection, away from her family and the drama of high school. Enter Xùthe boy she refuses to name. He's older, edgy, bohemian . . . in short, everything she thinks she needs. Her family and friends try to warn her that there may be more to him than she
Now, was I supposed to go left or right at the Light? Seventeen-year-old Amber Borden has a lousy sense of direction...so lousy that she takes a wrong turn when returning from her near-death experience. She ends up in the body of the most popular girl in school, who has just tried to commit suicide. Can a girl who can't even navigate the halls of Halsey High discover the secrets of her new identity and find her way back to her own life?
Times are tough for shrimpers and fishers in the Gulf of Mexico. The animals they rely on for their livelihood are harder to find. Every summer a dead zoneùa region of low oxygenùemerges in the waters along the Gulf Coast. Where oxygen is low, fish and other animals cannot survive. The good news is that people can eliminate dead zones by changing agricultural practices and reducing pollution. But if we don't act globally, our waters will slowly suffocate. Can we survive without healthy seas and
Teeth, claws, power, speed, venom, and an acute sense of hearing or sight...these are some of the characteristics that the world’s deadliest predators rely on for their survival. Each volume in this series focuses on one group of animals (sharks, snakes, spiders, etc.) and then profiles six creatures within that group. How they hunt, what they eat, where they live, and the essential role they play in maintaining nature’s balance are all vividly and accurately detailed.
With the passage of time, the controversies that shaped historic events sometimes fade. The Debating History series focuses on those controversies as a way to gain a fuller understanding of history. Chapters are organized in pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes arguments for and against a particular issue. Some of these essays are written from the point of view of someone who lived during the period; others are examined from a more current perspective. In all cases, important ide
Woolly mammoths, passenger pigeons, bucardos, and dodo birds. These are among a wide range of extinct species that scientists in the emerging field of de-extinction may one day be able to revive through technologies including cloning and gene editing. Readers will learn how species become extinct in the first place and how scientists in the field are working to bring them back. What new technologies are under development? Is this an ethical pursuit? Should we work on preserving endangered specie
Ensuring the safety and security of our nation in the 21st century presents a host of new challenges at home and abroad. This series takes readers inside the vital work of our men and women in uniform who protect and defend us. From the Army, Navy, and Air Force to the FBI, CIA, police, and firefighters, each book explores the history and mission of the force and the extraordinary heroism of its recruits. Whether fighting terrorism, securing the border, stopping crime, or putting out fires, thes