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Discrimination based on race, sex, age, and more is as prominent in the public discourse today as it ever was. The Discrimination in Society series examines these and other types of discrimination-what they entail, how they are manifested, how widespread they are, their effects on real people, and efforts to address these problems. Personal accounts and quotes from experts in various fields provide added insight into these timely topics.
Disease in History describes several of the epidemics that have significantly influenced historical events. It explains how the discovery of germs in the last two centuries was able to reverse millenia of superstition and ignorance in the treatment of infectious diseases. Finally, it explains how and why the world of microbial organisms has been able to thwart many of medical science's greatest efforts to eliminate, or, at the very least, control them.
Diabetes, autism, and asthma are just a few of the common illnesses or conditions that afflict young people. In the Diseases and Disorders of Youth series, students will learn more about these conditions including what they are, what causes them, whether they can be treated or cured, and what it is like to live with them. Personal accounts and quotes from health experts help round out the discussion.
Why do people believe in ghosts or vampires or any number of other seemingly fantastic beings? The answers to that question are many and varied. Some would attribute such belief to ignorance or superstition while others might cite personal experience or a rich tradition of stories dating back centuries. The Do They Exist? series encourages readers to critically examine the enduring belief in and skepticism about the existence of all sorts of paranormal entities or events. All books in the series
This series covers many of the most popular dog breeds as ranked by the American Kennel Club dog registration statistics, including Golden Retrievers, Poodles, Beagles, Boxers, and more. Each book covers a single breed in great detail, from its history to how to pick a puppy to the individual traits of the breeds. Training and socialization, feeding and nutrition, and grooming and health care are all included for each breed. Every dog lover will give this series two paws up!
When jaded and overworked Los Angeles literary agent Daniel Ashe hires Annie Doherty, an Irish dog walker, he's simply looking for someone to care for his dogs so he can focus on landing a dream client and save his career. He certainly doesn't expect to come home each night to find Annie has left him a new and fantastical story about the secret lives of his dogs—or that she's cast him, a man who doesn't believe in love, as a romantic hero. Now his nights are spent in a fantastical sea world, a m
Donald Trump broke all of the rules of traditional political campaigns. Few, even in his own party, thought he would win. But he did. Donald Trump: 45th US President explores Trump's early life, his formative years, his career, and the campaign that brought him into office as America's 45th president.
One minute Jack's in math class. The next, he's on a dark, cobblestoned street where a skinny girl wrapped in a threadbare shawl is selling matches. Jack's life has collided with one of Hans Christian Andersen's grimmest tales, and each time he is drawn into her world, she becomes stronger and more alive, until Jack realizes she wants to keep him for her very own, even if that means he will die.
Best friends Jane and Holly have jumped into the river off Swallow's Nest Bluff hundreds of times. But one day, Holly's jump goes wrong. Her body never comes up, yet something else doesùa sad creature of mud, full of confusion and sorrow. It's Holly, somehow, trapped and mixed up with the river. And if Jane can't do something to help, Holly will take everybody down with herùeven the people she loves the most. Blending Looking for Alaska's theme of lost friendship with Stephen King's sense of sma
Drug Addiction and Recovery explores the many facets of this complex topic.Some titles are organized around broad themes, such as: intervention and treatment strategies, the impact of drug use on families, and the relationship between drug addiction and the justice system. Other volumes will provide critical information on specific drugs, including marijuana, prescription drugs, steroids and many others. From caffeine and aspirin to heroin and meth, drugs are an inescapable part of life in the