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Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the blink of an eye, the world as we know it has changed. Friends and loved ones have died lonely, painful deaths. Once-robust economies have disintegrated, costing millions their jobs. Schools, forced to close their doors, have resorted to distance learning. Social interaction has been replaced with social distancing. The new series Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic examines the origins of the virus that causes the disease; how different countries responded; how the virus spreads, sickens,

Understanding the Holocaust

Between 1938 and 1945 Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime murdered more than 6 million Jews. This virulent campaign, Hitler’s so-called Final Solution, began with hatred and exclusion but steadily escalated to encompass persecution, expulsion, and, finally, annihilation. Understanding the Holocaust presents an unstinting look at the people and events that lie at the heart of this dark period in human history. Individual titles explore specific topics such as the death camps and killing centers, res

Understanding World History

This series surveys the political, social, and cultural trends of major periods and events in world history. Primary and secondary source quotes bring historical events to life. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers.

Understanding World Religions

To truly understand the world's major religions one needs to understand what people within each faith believe, how they practice their faith, and what rules they live by. The Understanding World Religions series explores these important aspects of religion as well as the origins of each faith and some of the challenges faced in the modern age.

Unwritten

In this fantasy middle-grade novel, twelve-year-old storybook character Gracie Freeman lives in the real world but longs to discover what happened in the story she came from. When she finally gets her chance, the truth isn't what she was expecting.

Vaccination Investigation: The History and Science of Vaccines

A century ago, the number one killer of children in the United States was infectious disease. Thanks to the development of vaccines, smallpox has been eliminated worldwide, and polio has disappeared from the United States and other countries. Throughout the world, people are living longer, healthier lives because of vaccines for measles, malaria, pneumonia, meningitis, and many other infections. Yet humans have not conquered every infectious disease, and new ones are always appearing. And medica

Vaccine Wars:When Science and Politics Collide

Vaccines have been one of the most important public health breakthroughs of the last century. Yet despite their ability to save lives, vaccines have become the objects of fear-mongering and fake science. From the groundbreaking polio vaccine to the COVID-19 vaccines produced in record time, Vaccine Wars: When Science and Politics Collide examines why these remarkably successful drugs remain so controversial.

Video Games and Society

Advances in video game technology have fueled a growing appetite for video games of all sorts. Gaming at its core is a form of entertainment but for some it has also become an obsession. Video Games and Society explores the highs and lows of this most ubiquitous technology—how video games have influenced people and daily life.

Voices in Poetry

Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world's most influential poets. This series introduces readers to unique poetic voices from multicultural perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author's style and thematic material.

Wars Waged Under the Microscope  

Wars Waged Under the Microscope examines the science and technologies that have helped the world fight some of the deadliest diseases ever known. Using both historic and contemporary images and examples, this series shows readers the importance of forward-thinking science. Comprehensive case studies show how different scientific methods and technologies worked to contain or conquer a new disease. Timelines and Future Warfare sections help readers understand the impact and importance of ongoing s