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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.
Recent opinion polls show Americans do not just disagree with one another over political and social issues, they distrust, dislike, and wish harm on those who oppose them. Using academic research, anecdotes, and current events this book examines today’s lack of public civility while providing positive information to reduce division and intolerance.
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
In this funny, flirty, and geeky rom com, teenage fanfic writer Kole must come to terms with internet fame, her insecurities, and a crush she never saw coming.
Marijuana and heroin are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Opioid painkillers and synthetic drugs are grabbing headlines, too. The Drug Dangers series examines what is taking place today in connection with these and other commonly abused drugs. All volumes clearly and accurately investigate their effects, whether they have addictive properties, the challenges of treatment and recovery, and efforts to prevent their use and abuse.
This series gives readers a full understanding of the use of specific, commonly abused substances. Books will discuss the scope of the problem, addiction, other consequences of drug use, prevention strategies, and the challenges of treatment and recovery. Personal accounts, comments from experts, and relevant facts add insight and interest.
The digital world offers many new career opportunities-ranging from e-commerce and social media to info tech and online gaming. Teens who have an interest in working in the digital world will find useful descriptions, essential facts, and valuable opinions and advice in this easy-to-use series. The E-Careers series introduces readers to various career options within a given field and explores what the jobs entail, educational requirements, employment prospects, and more.
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.
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