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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
For young adults, forensic science is one of the most fascinating of all scientific topics, as relevant and practical as it is interesting. This series allows young readers to satisfy their curiosity about this topic with factual, well-researched information about how scientists are using forensics to help solve crimes every day.
I can't feel sadness, anger, or fear. I can't feel anything. I've grown talented at pretending. Elizabeth Caldwell doesn't feel emotions . . . she sees them in human form. Longing hovers around the shy, adoring boy at school. Courage materializes beside her dying friend. Fury and Resentment visit her abusive home. They've all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn't succumb to their touch. All, that is, except beautiful Fear, who sometimes torments her and other times plays her compassionate sa
For Cassandra Randall, there's a price to pay for being a secret atheist in a family of fundamentalistsùshe has nothing good to write on an online personality quiz; her best friend is drifting away; and she's failing English because she can't express her true self in a poem. But when she creates a controversial advice blog just to have something in her life to call her own, there's no way she can predict the devastating consequences of her actions. As her world fractures before her very eyes, Ca
Scientists have identified at least 100 million pieces of space debrisùfrom paint chips to nonoperational zombie satellitesùfloating in Earth's orbit. And over 100 tons of those pieces enter Earth's atmosphere each year!Journey into outer space and learn about the dangers of space junk collisions, how scientists track them, and how space agencies are working to develop new technologies to clean up the space junk. Along the way, you'll hear from the scientists who are working to ensure that out
This nonfiction book examines how we can foster reconciliation with Indigenous people at individual, family, community and national levels.