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The Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present offers students an accessible guide to these transformations. In a compelling narrative style, the human story of our planet's most recent history comes to life.
In recent years, there has been a sea-change in the perception of marijuana in many countries around the world. In some countries, it is now legal to use marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes, while in others (such as Saudi Arabia), possession and use of marijuana is still a serious crime. Marijuana Today provides a fact-based, non-sensationalistic examination of the issues associated with marijuana. The series seeks to help students obtain a deeper understanding of marijuana-its ch
Since the accident, Taylor’s memory has been fuzzy. But at least she’s awake. Who knows what her boyfriend, Scott, will remember when he comes out of the coma. Will he remember that Taylor was driving the snowmobile when it crashed? Will he remember the engagement ring? Her pregnancy? Will he remember that she tried to break up with him? Taylor doesn’t know. And she doesn’t know if she wants him to remember. Plenty of things happened that night and before secrets—wrapped in secrets—that she’d pr
Teens who are trying to decide if the military is for them will find a useful tool in this easy-to-use series of reference guides. Each book in the Military Careers series focuses on a different branch of the military and introduces students to specific jobs representing an array of career possibilities. All books cover what the jobs entail; working conditions; educational and physical requirements; opportunities for advancement; employment prospects in the civilian world; and more. Perspectives
Finding the answers enables readers to advance through the story, learning more about math with every step they take. Clues are dotted along the way, and wrong turns will direct readers toward the right answer!
Sixteen-year-old Sydney hates to talk (or even think) about sex. She's also fighting a secret battle against depression, and she's sure she'll never have a boyfriend. When her classmate Paul starts texting and sending her nature photos, she is caught off guard by his interest. Always uncomfortable with any talk about sex, Sydney is shocked when her extroverted sister, Abby, announces that she is going to put on The Vagina Monologues at school. Despite her discomfort, Sydney starts to reexamine h
The Music Scene series focuses on what today's new musicians are doing, what they seek to convey through their music, and how they are using new techniques and technology to create and promote their work. Each book introduces readers to influential musicians and presents brief historical background as well as highlighting the work of a variety of contemporary musicians and their music.
When the former high school basketball star attacks her, she has no choice but to defend herself. She saved her own life, but she can't bring herself to talk about what happened that night. Not all of it. Not even when she's arrested for murder. After killing her attacker, Seelie must prove in court and in the hallways of her high school that she acted in self-defence.
Read all about it-learn about today's headline-making countries around the world! Reporting from hotspot countries around the globe fills the news daily. The books in this series promote a deeper appreciation of the conditions behind the media attention, covering economies, governments, politics, quality of life, society, culture, and more. The history of each country is integrated into the discussion of larger topics, always with an eye to providing context. The Nations in the News series focus