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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
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.
Vaping has been promoted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, yet e-cigarettes are far from safe. This book explores the addictive nature of vaping and the health dangers e-cigarettes pose to teens. It examines the evolution of vaping and the tactics used to circumvent regulations and keep vapes on the market. It provides information for teens who need to think critically about these products and how they impact their health.
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.
For more than two decades, Vladimir Putin, the president of the Russian Federation, has nurtured his goal of restoring Russia’s global power and influence. A longtime opponent of the West, he has mouthed support for democracy while at the same time ruling Russia with an iron fist. And then, in early 2022, Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine. His willingness to use crushing violence against his supposed enemies-including even threats of nuclear strikes-makes him one of the most dangerous leader
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.
Through poems that capture the essence of each person’s life, acclaimed Native American writer Joseph Bruchac introduces readers to famous indigenous leaders from The Peacemaker in 1000 A.D. to modern day dancer Maria Tallchief and Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller. Each poem is illustrated by a modern-day tribally enrolled artist.
When the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, Ukraine’s relatively young and inexperienced president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, immediately marshalled his nation’s military forces. From that moment forward, Zelenskyy has displayed remarkable courage and resolve in the face of a brutal and larger, more well-equipped foe. He speaks nightly to his people, millions of whom have been displaced by the war. He visits Ukrainian soldiers on the frontlines. He reaches out to nations worldwid
How did the election process begin in the United States? WhatÎs the difference between a primary and a midterm election? In this newly updated 3rd edition, author Jeff Fleischer explains how the US election process has evolved throughout history and into the present, why understanding it matters, and how young adult citizens can get involved. Featuring impartial but passionate text, well-researched examples, and compelling historical anecdotes, this book will help readers better understand their
Migration is a natural, human act-seeking food, shelter, and comfortable environments is essential for survival. With the existence of national borders, migration becomes immigration-an intensely political issue. Immigration and the history of America are inextricably linked. Author Lars Ortiz explores the history of immigration in the United States from before the country was born to government policies such as the Chinese Exclusion Act to the building of a wall along the US-Mexico border. He a