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The Contemporary Issues series will give readers a better understanding of many of today's major social issues. Each book examines four key questions related to a controversial topic, with essays that detail the most commonly heard arguments on bothsides of the discussion. The arguments contained within are supported by data from experts as well as nonpartisan reports, allowing the reader to make his or her own informed decision on the issue.
Science careers are cool! Where else do you have the opportunity to develop computer games and apps, pilot drones, help create wind and solar power technologies, solve crimes, build robots, and design roller-coasters and driverless cars? A science career puts you at the cutting edge of innovations that will change the world as we know it. Cool Careers in Science covers ten cutting-edge careers, including many subspecialties, and offers numerous suggestions on how to explore science careers while
YA do-it-yourselfers will find inspiration to create unique craft projects, most of which are made of materials found at home or second-hand. In fact, hunting down the materials for these projects is part of the fun! The thirty projects allow for a mix of levels of difficulty. Crafts included repurposing a crewneck sweater into a cardigan, a purse, or fingerless gloves; turning wrapping paper into origami paper balloons, a flower garland, or a personalized journal; remaking old socks into arm wa
Ocean animals are brought to life in full-colour and informative descriptions. Learn about the different species and where they live, discovering what makes each unique. Each title discusses in detail the feeding and breeding traits of each species, their reproductive processes, their defense mechanisms, and their forms of communication. Illuminated with over eighty beautiful illustrations in each title, the Creatures of the Ocean series provides a deeper appreciation of the variety and complexi
Crime, the detection of criminals, and the punishment of offenders, has taken many forms throughout history, and these titles examine the subject from every angle. Find out how the judicial system and methods of crime solving have evolved right up to the cyber age. Explore the development of punishments through the ages, from the biblical notion of an "eye for an eye" to modern penal systems that emphasize rehabilitation over penalty. Discover the terrible punishments of times past and present,
Harlow Wintergreen has been named the new Matriarch of VisionCrest, the powerful religious organization previously led by her father. There's just one problem. The real Harlow is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, and her double, the evil Isiris, isout in the world masquerading as her. With VisionCrest at her command, Isiris moves all the pieces into position for her genocidal endgame. To stop her twin from unleashing a super-virus designed to eradicate civilization, Harlow must escape the temp
The media regularly reports on border walls, migrant caravans, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants. But what are the stories behind the headlines? Crisis on the Border: Refugees and Undocumented Immigrants closely examines the people, the politics, and the policies driving one of the most important issues of the day.
This series covers some of the most controversial subjects affecting our lives today. Each title examines facts, arguments, and opinions from around the globe, using stories of individuals and case studies to make the information come alive for young readers. The 112-page books each include 40 to 50 color photographs, maps, and graphics that will help student readers put major events into historical perspective. Timelines, glossaries, print and Web sources for further information, text-dependent
In this series, readers will visit the homes and lives of teenagers around the planet, getting a close-up look at what they are going through and how they are thriving and surviving. Through the eyes of both expert authors and real-life teens, they will guide readers through their everyday lives, using images, texts, emails, and more. Additional information will be provided about the country to supplement the personal details. The author provides background information on the history, culture, c
STEM careers are all the rage but how does a student know which one to pursue? The Cutting Edge Careers series provides easy-to-use guides for teens who are trying to figure out if a particular tech job or career would suit them. Each book focuses a single career, such as robotics engineer or cybersecurity analyst among others. What the job entails, what it pays, and future prospects are discussed, along with insights from industry insiders—and a Q&A interview is included in every book.