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Tying the Knot: A World History of Marriage

From Cinderella to The Bachelor and The Bachelorette reality TV shows, and from lavish destination weddings to the marriage equality movement, getting married has taken center stage in the 21st century. What purpose has the institution served across the centuries? How do proposals, ceremonies, and expectations of marriage differ across cultures? What can couples do to ensure a strong marriage, and what happens if they can't make it work? See how answers to these questions have changed across the

U.S. Special Forces

Even the most rigorous training would not prepare young readers for the sheer amount of intel they will uncover about six of the most secretive U.S. Special Forces. Each title covers the chronology of the special ops force and supplements the main narrative with “Force Fact” side bars about such topics as weaponry, facilities, and popular culture references. From historical missions and controversial calls to details about equipment and selection processes, this series aims to inform!

Undecided, 2nd Edition: Navigating Life and Learning After High School

For high school students all over the country, deciding what to do after graduation can be overwhelming. How do you know if college is your best choice? If it is, how do you plan for student loans? If it's not, what are your other options? That's where Undecided comes in! This updated and revised edition provides a comprehensive overview of the choices available after high school, from traditional four-year colleges and trade schools to military service and gap years. Teens can choose a career p

Underneath

Dear Sunny: I don't expect you to understand any of this yet, but we'll always have yesterday . . . and today, and tomorrow. Maybe one day you'll figure it out. I never could. With a supportive family, great friends, and a spot on her high school's swim team, Sunshine (Sunny) Pryce-Shah's life seems perfect. Until the day her popular older cousin Shiri commits suicide. The shocking tragedy triggers heart-wrenching grief, unanswered questions, and a new, disturbing ability in Sunny. Hearing peopl

Underneath It All: A History of Women's Underwear

Throughout history, women's lingerie garments have played a complex role in women's lives. Learn how undergarments protected and shaped women's bodies to fit the ideals of the time, enhanced desire in intimate relationships, made statements about social movements such as women's suffrage, and provided a way to express individual style and personal empowerment. With each swing of the fashion pendulum, new undergarments forced the body into the preferred shape—flat bust and angular ribcage, lush b

Understanding Coronaviruses: SARS, MERS, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

While many scientists believed influenza would cause the next pandemic, no one was prepared for the new strain of coronavirus that appeared in 2019. Understanding Coronaviruses examines SARS-CoV-2, its origin, its impact on daily life, and how COVID-19 compares to other coronavirus diseases.

Understanding Gender Identity

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.

Understanding Infectious Diseases

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.

Understanding Mental Disorders

Experts estimate that nearly a third of the population will self-injure at some point in their lives--with teenage girls having the highest risk. Self-injury disorder is just one of the topics explored in the Understanding Mental Disorders series. All titles in the series examine what the disorder is, what causes it, what it is like to live with it, and how or whether it can be treated or cured.

Understanding Psychology

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