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Law enforcement and intelligence experts warn that Russia and other foreign countries are likely to try to interfere in America's presidential election in 2020. Federal and state officials must guard against computer hacks, disinformation and fake news on social media, and attempts to disrupt the voting system. This book examines how America's voting system can be made more secure.
Elon Musk has developed his futuristic vision for privately financed spaceflight and practical electric cars into businesses worth billions. This book follows MuskÎs career from his early days as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur to his later success with SpaceX and Tesla Motors. It culminates with MuskÎs buyout of the social media giant Twitter and the controversy it has sparked worldwide.
Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions. Firearm-related deaths have surged to the highest level in fifty years. Childhood trauma is now considered to be every bit as urgent as a natural disaster or outbreak of deadly disease. These are just three of the issues examined in the Emerging Issues in Public Health series. All books explore recent events and new ideas in an effort to explain what's taking place, why it matters, and what efforts are being made to address these and other publi
Through the use of concrete, real-world examples and stories, this series explores various environmental concerns and the consequences of each. Books look at what is taking place; where, how, and why; the effect(s) now; the likely future effects; and what’s being done or proposed to address these issues. All books include an appendix list titled 'Make a Difference'. These lists offer realistic suggestions to teen readers who want to act.
More than 450 million people worldwide watch esports each year. That is more than the number of people who watch Netflix, Hulu, ESPN, and HBO combined-and the esports audience keeps growing. Esports and the New Gaming Culture examines the cultural phenomenon that is esports. The book explores the world of professional gamers and teams, the competitions, the spectators, the business of pro gaming, and even the interscholastic programs-all of which make up this exciting revolution in spectator spo
After Philly teenager Alexis Duncan is injured in a gang shooting, her dreams of a college scholarship and pro basketball career vanish in an instant. To avoid becoming another Black teen trapped in her poverty-stricken neighbourhood, she shifts her focus to the school's STEM team, a group of self-professed nerds seeking their own college scholarships. Academics have never been her thing, but Alexis is freshly motivated by Aamani Chakrabarti, the new Indian student who becomes her friend (and cr
Exploring Careers introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, salary ranges, required skills, employment prospects, and more. All books in the series feature a Q&A interview with someone who works in the field.
Engineering is a high-demand career field that offers many job opportunities. This book explores six jobs in this field. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.
In each new generation, painters, sculptors, actors, art directors, graphic artists, fashion designers, and other creative artists set their sights on building successful careers. The variety of jobs in the creative arts, what they entail, what they pay, and working conditions are among topics discussed, along with insights from industry insiders.
The gaming industry is growing fast and offers many creative and technical job opportunities. This book explores six jobs in this field. What the jobs entail, what they pay, and future prospects are discussed along with insights from industry insiders.