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Citizen science has opened up the world of scientific research to anybody and everybody. It is being done in all areas of science-including zoology, biology, astronomy, chemistry, and more. Some projects involve going outside and observing nature while others revolve around data obtained and shared over the internet. And whether one has scientific training or not, the contributions being made by citizen scientists are making a difference.
As heiress to a powerful tech empire, seventeen-year-old Asa Almeida strives to prove she's more than her manipulative father's shadow. But when he uploads her rebellious sister's mind to an experimental brain, Asa will do anything to save her sister from reprogramming-including fleeing her predetermined future with her sister's digitized mind in tow. With a bounty on her head and a rogue A.I. hunting her, Asa's getaway ship crash-lands in the worst possible place: the neon-drenched outlaw parad
As a result of human activities, including the large-scale burning of oil and other fossil fuels, the planet’s atmosphere and oceans are steadily growing warmer. This is causing, and will continue to cause in the future, serious consequences for human civilization. These threats include larger and more powerful hurricanes; massive floods, droughts, and wildfires; and desperate migrations of displaced peoples.
Clock Striker follows Shonen manga's first Black female lead hero, Cast, in her quest to become a member of the SMITHS, the legendary warrior engineers and problem solvers.The problem? SMITHS are usually not women, and there's never been a young Black kid. Selected as a STRIKER (apprentice) to the enigmatic Philomena Clock, one of the rare female SMITHS (and considered a loose cannon), Cast is determined to follow her dreams no matter how dangerous their adventures get.
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!
Eighteen-year-old Del is in a healthier place than she was a year and a half ago: She's sober, getting treatment for her depression and anxiety, and volunteering at a suicide-prevention hotline. Her own suicide attempt is in the past, and living in San Francisco with her beloved aunt has helped her see a future for herself. But when Aunt Fran is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Del's equilibrium is shattered. As she struggles to care for her aunt and prepare herself for the inevitable, Del must c
As the coronavirus pandemic spread worldwide in 2020 and 2021, countries implemented various public health measures to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. While these measures may have helped lessen infections, mental health experts warned of another looming crisis, the pandemic's mental health fallout. Throughout the pandemic, people have struggled with isolation, loss of income, grief, and fear, all of which have harmed mental health.
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.