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America's Civil War, was a cataclysmic event for a country less than 100 years old. The reasons for war are deep-seated, and the discussion that preceded it was often elegant and persuasive, but the war of words would eventually spin out of control and the shooting war would begin. As the South saws its power and influence begin to slip away, into the hands of the brash and upstart North, its way of life and its entire economy seemed to be at risk. Yet the risk was greater still; it threatened t
Whether a car or bike enthusiast, or a casual admirer, thisseries allows readers to live it up in the sleek and fast Ferrari,envision driving in a Classic Car of generationspast, or hop onto a Super Bike and speed off. The ClassicCars and Bikes Collection features contemporary and archivephotos, and details the remarkable styling andrevolutionary mechanical engineering for the greatest carsand bikes ever built. Each book offers a high interest journeyand concludes with a list of automoti
This book explores the cultural, environmental, political, and economic impacts of mass migration triggered by climate change, profiling places where climate migration is happening and examining how the phenomenon may develop in the long term.
With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox – Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart…Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian steampunk adventure series, featuring two friends, murder and mayhem, airships and automata, and an over-opinionated mechanical fox!
The life stories of individuals who have distinguished themselves in music, art, literature, business, politics, science, and more can be found in the volumes that make up the Collective Biographies series. Each volume profiles the lives of six individualsùfrom childhood to the struggles and achievements that have brought them acclaim or notoriety. Humanizing details help present a vivid portrait of each person's life and accomplishments. Sidebars and fully documented quotes add depth and insigh
The Addictions set examines the risks and challenges of addiction. Books cover a variety of topics, from synthetic drugs and heroin to gambling and Internet addiction. The user-friendly format of the series includes clear, objective overviews; carefully selected and cited primary sources; and informative colour statistical illustrations that support in-depth research or quick reference.
The Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders set is a new approach to health research. Clearly written objective overviews, carefully selected and cited primary sources, and informative full-colour statistical illustrations are intelligently organized and integrated making the series useful for in-depth research or quick reference.
The Compact Research: Teen Well-Being set examines the factors that influence the mental, physical, and emotional health of today’s teens. Books cover a variety of topics, from body image to nutrition and dieting to issues that affect LGBT youth. The user-friendly format of the series includes clear, objective overviews; carefully selected and cited primary sources; and informative full-colour statistical illustrations that provide quick reference as well as supporting in-depth research.
This series covers challenges that many teenagers must face and learn to overcome. Clearly written objective overviews, carefully selected and cited primary sources, and informative full-colour statistical illustrations are intelligently organized and integrated, making the series useful for in-depth research or quick reference.
The immigrant experience is one that millions of people have gone through-or are going through right now. As people from around the world find a new home, they bring with them the families they love and the traditions that bind them together. They also bring a long history of sharing meals together, eating foods and dishes that have been passed down for centuries. In this series, the shared experience of eating together becomes the framework for examining the immigrant experiences of a wide rang