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Why do people believe in ghosts or vampires or any number of other seemingly fantastic beings? The answers to that question are many and varied. Some would attribute such belief to ignorance or superstition while others might cite personal experience or a rich tradition of stories dating back centuries. The Do They Exist? series encourages readers to critically examine the enduring belief in and skepticism about the existence of all sorts of paranormal entities or events. All books in the series
This series covers many of the most popular dog breeds as ranked by the American Kennel Club dog registration statistics, including Golden Retrievers, Poodles, Beagles, Boxers, and more. Each book covers a single breed in great detail, from its history to how to pick a puppy to the individual traits of the breeds. Training and socialization, feeding and nutrition, and grooming and health care are all included for each breed. Every dog lover will give this series two paws up!
Throughout history and into the twenty-first century, dogs have worked in war zones, carrying messages, scouting, guarding, and searching for weapons. Today, they work in every branch of the military, guarding their handlers and helping them find explosives, drugs, and enemy combatants, among other tasks. The dogs are carefully selected, trained, and deployed. They are treated for any medical or psychological wounds they may sustain, and if they survive the battlefield, they are eventually repat
Donald Trump broke all of the rules of traditional political campaigns. Few, even in his own party, thought he would win. But he did. Donald Trump: 45th US President explores Trump's early life, his formative years, his career, and the campaign that brought him into office as America's 45th president.
Behind the glory medals, money, and fame of big-time sports lies a complex web of controversy and deceit. Dopingùthe use of banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to gain a competitive athletic edgeùis common in many sports. While doping can improve performance, it poses huge risks for athletes' health and careers. Some of the world's top athletes, have seen their images tarnished by doping scandals.Award-winning author Stephanie Sammartino McPherson uncovers the shadowy world of athletes w
One minute Jack's in math class. The next, he's on a dark, cobblestoned street where a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl is selling matches. Jack's life has collided with one of Hans Christian Andersen's grimmest tales, and each time he is drawn into her world, she becomes stronger and more alive, until Jack realizes she wants to keep him for her very own, even if that means he will die.
Best friends Jane and Holly have jumped into the river off Swallow's Nest Bluff hundreds of times. But one day, Holly's jump goes wrong. Her body never comes up, yet something else doesùa sad creature of mud, full of confusion and sorrow. It's Holly, somehow, trapped and mixed up with the river. And if Jane can't do something to help, Holly will take everybody down with herùeven the people she loves the most. Blending Looking for Alaska's theme of lost friendship with Stephen King's sense of sma
Drug Addiction and Recovery explores the many facets of this complex topic.Some titles are organized around broad themes, such as: intervention and treatment strategies, the impact of drug use on families, and the relationship between drug addiction and the justice system. Other volumes will provide critical information on specific drugs, including marijuana, prescription drugs, steroids and many others. From caffeine and aspirin to heroin and meth, drugs are an inescapable part of life in the
Marijuana and heroin are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Opioid painkillers and synthetic drugs are grabbing headlines, too. The Drug Dangers series examines what is taking place today in connection with these and other commonly abused drugs. All volumes clearly and accurately investigate their effects, whether they have addictive properties, the challenges of treatment and recovery, and efforts to prevent their use and abuse.
Ebola has rivetedùand terrifiedùthe world since its reemergence from the jungle, killing more than eleven thousand people in West Africa since December 2013. Transmitted through bodily fluidsùblood, saliva, sweat, vomit, feces, and semenùthe disease causes high fever, widespread pain, nausea and vomiting, and severe diarrhea. Patients may develop dangerous bleeding and organ failure. With no effective treatment available, about 40 percent of infected people die within days. Using proper protecti