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Shoot the Moon is a young adult retelling of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and companion novel to Seeking Mansfield featuring Tate Bertram, a nineteen-year-old gambling addict who, despite almost losing his life over his vice, is not ready to admit he has a problem.
People in Merit, Wisconsin, always said Jimmy was . . .you know . But people said all sorts of stupid stuff. Nobody reallyknew anything. Nobody really knew Jimmy.I guess you could say I knew Jimmy as well as anyone (which was not very well). I knew what scared him. And I knew he had dreams—even if I didn't understand them. Even if he nearly ruined my life to pursue them.Jimmy's dead now, and I definitely know that better than anyone. I know about blood and bone and how bodies decompose.
It's Hell on heelsùagain! When Shar tries on a Tiffany's diamond ring from Hades, the annoyingly hot Lord of the Underworld, it activates an obscure contractual clause that puts Shar and former-frenemy-turned-friend Meg in Hades' service once more. Shar is whisked away to prepare a ball, while Meg is sent to help a spoiled rich girl. Just when it appears the girls will be doomed to serve Hades for eternity, two gorgeous demigods show up. But can the girls finally ditch Hades forever?
Scientists around the world are putting invertebrate intelligence to use in mind-boggling ways. Engineers are designing swarmbots based on bees to take part in search-and-rescue efforts. And materials scientists are basing a new, tough ceramic on the structure of a mantis shrimp's claw. In Smart and Spineless, readers will analyze key facts and determine whether they agree with the author's point of view of whether invertebrates can be considered smart.
What is the universe made of? At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, scientists have searched for answers to this question using the largest machine in the world: the Large Hadron Collider. It speeds up tiny particles, then smashes them togetherùand the collision gives researchers a look at the building blocks of the universe.Nick and Sophie, two cousins, are about to visit CERN for a tour of the mysteries of the cosmos. Sophie's a physics wiz. Nick, not so much. But by the
Every year, more than half a million people worldwide either die or lose limbs from poisonous snakebites. See how a global crisis has emerged due to inadequate supplies of antivenom. Examine the biology of venomous snakes, the pharmacology and biochemistry of antivenom, its use in treating disease, and the politics of bringing life-saving antivenom drugs to market. Meet the doctors, herpetologists, medical researchers, conservationists, and patients working together to address an international c
Sneakers, first invented in 1868, have profoundly influenced athletics, fashion, music, culture, and the global economy over the last century plus. Readers will gather information and draw conclusions about the latest high-tech models, the global manufacture of sneakers, big money endorsements, and the political aspects of the sneaker world.
This series is a unique primer for students and educators interested in how people around the world experience everyday life. Highlighting the issues of shelter and resources, nutrition and health, education and economic opportunity, and political rights, this first-of-a-kind series incorporates new measures of prosperity, particularly the Social Progress Index of the Social Progress Imperative. While introducing young readers to the pressing concerns of life and sustainable development in every
This series includes up-to-date discoveries, scientific insight, and easy-to-follow diagrams for students trying to find a place under the Sun. Our own home, the Earth, gets a volume that also covers our nearest neighbor, the Moon. Near, Giant, and Far Planets are all covered in depth, as is the latest information just beamed back from Pluto and the farthest edges of the Solar System. Were all on a cosmic journey together. THE SOLAR SYSTEM is the road map to use along the way.
Many of the most toxic materials on Earth-from arsenic to plutonium-occur naturally, but manufacturers have also used them incommon products, such as paints, plumbing, pesticides, nuclear fuel, and weaponry. Without careful management, toxins can leach into groundwater and pollute our environment. Exposure to toxic elements leads to various cancers, impairment of the immune and reproductive systems, as well as cognitive problems. What can be done? Learn more about the chemistry of key contamin