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World of Video Games, The

The World of Video Games explores the many topics and controversies in the video game industry. Readers will learn about such topics as the history of video games, breakthrough technologies, and the rising popularity of E-Sports. They will understand how video games affect both individual people and society. The books look ahead to the future, charting the likely paths of the video game industry.

World War II

World War II was a global conflict that split the majority of the world's nations into two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. World War II is deemed to have begun in Europe in 1939 with the German invasion of Poland, resulting in the British and French declarations of war. The complexion of the war was changed completely in 1941 by the German invasion of the USSR in June and the Japanese attack on the USA in December. The Germans over-reached themselves in the USSR. In

World Without Us, The  

Mel is tormented by thoughts that she may be responsible for her best friend's suicide attempt.

World's Biomes, The

A biome is a very large ecological area, with plants and animals that are adapted to the environmental conditions there. Biomes are usually defined by physical characteristics-such as climate, geology, or vegetation-rather than by the animals that live there. Plants and animals within the biome have all evolved special adaptations that make it possible for them to live in that area. THE WORLD?S BIOMES series provides information on five of the most important biomes in the world today: deserts, g

Your Constant Star  

Three Winnipeg teens deal with pregnancy, cultural differences and the fallout of bad decisions. Faye is the "good" adopted Chinese daughter. Bev is the wild child. Mannie is the unambitious stoner. What brings them together and tears them apart, is a need to move beyond the clichés and commit to something-anything-that will bring meaning and joy to their lives. When Faye's long-lost childhood neighbour, Bev, turns up out of the blue, wanting something from her old friend, Faye goes along with B

Zanna Function, The

Fourteen-year-old Zanna Mayfield discovers she can manipulate the basic scientific functions of the universe, such as velocity and chemical reactions. But she'll need more than science to stop the mysterious woman determined to keep Zanna from learning how to use her abilities

Zeroboxer

A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr ôthe Raptorö Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelmûûa personal marketing strategist. It isn't long before she's made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way. As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that's fallen int