Gangs exist in places all over the world. The United States, however, is believed to have more gangs than any other country in the world. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding gangs, including how and why young people are lured into gangs and the consequences of gang involvement. Firsthand accounts and current statistics provide an insightful look at this issue.
Most of us eat three full meals a day, but where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges, and fills the supermarket shelves come from? This informative book shows how methods of growing, using, and delivering food - one of the most vital resources to humans - have developed and changed throughout time. Find out about the history of food production and present-day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery, the processes used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, how different foods are prepared, and food safety. Real-world examples encourage discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource.
Genetic engineers study genes and DNA to develop ways to recreate and modify them to advance technologies in fields such as medicine and agriculture. Using living organisms and systems to create new products and technologies is called biotechnology. Readers will learn how genetic engineers are working toward curing diseases in humans and making crops less susceptible to disease. Real-life examples and a design challenge help students understand key concepts related to the engineering process, and encourage discussion about the impact of biotechnology on our lives, including its benefits and risks.
A patient's infected insect bite has doubled in size overnight. Can math help you determine an effective treatment? This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in health care. Math is an important part of the job for medical doctors, registered nurses, and care aides. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.
Why is breathing in harder than breathing out? Why does talking depend on breathing? Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the lungs and the process of breathing. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
Why are the first years of learning so important? What happens at puberty, and how is it different for boys and girls? Your Growing Body and Remarkable Reproductive System is a frank and sensitive journey through the body's developmental stages: how we are born, grow, and age. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
What does the liver do? What happens to all the food we eat? Why does the small intestine need to be so long? Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's different digestive organs and the process of digestion. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
What is blood made of? Is it always red? How does blood reach your toes and travel back to the heart again? Your Hardworking Heart and Spectacular Circulatory System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's heart and circulatory system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
What are bones made of? Which is the biggest and which is the smallest? What different types of muscle are there, and what jobs do they do? Your Strong Skeleton and Amazing Muscular System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's skeletal and muscular systems. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Your Mind-Bending Brain and Networking Nervous System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's brain and nervous system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
Biomedical engineering is the fastest growing engineering field. From designing life-saving medical devices to high-performance athletic gear, these engineers improve people’s lives every day. This book explores the creative ways biomedical engineers help diagnose, treat, and prevent problems found in human body systems. Real-life examples make learning about the engineering design process interesting for readers. Practical, hands-on activities help readers to understand scientific and engineering principles.
Binge drinking is the most common form of alcohol abuse by youth under the age of 21. This informative title discusses the social pressure to binge drink, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Binge drinking can lead to other high-risk behavior and health risks, including alcohol poisoning, impaired judgment, mental and physical health issues, and alcoholism. Recent statistics and compelling testimonials provide a candid, real-world examination of the issue of underage alcohol abuse.
Many people today identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. This timely title gives young people a better understanding of sexual orientation, gender identity, and the LGBTQ community. Personal testimonials and discussion questions shed light on the difficulties individuals face coming out and dispel myths of gender stereotypes. Open and honest text focuses on creating a safe and inclusive community for people of all orientations. Also included is advice on how to support family members, friends, or classmates who identify as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Experiencing loss can leave many people feeling alone and full of conflicting emotions. From losing a loved one to a difficult breakup, each person experiences grief and loss in their own way. This sensitive title explores the grieving process from expected deaths including cancer to sudden loss from accidents or suicide. Also included are strategies for coping and healing, building support systems, and moving forward after loss.
The statistics tell a horrific story: one in six women and one in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Over 93 percent of juvenile sexual assault and rape victims know their assaulters. Written by a therapist, Date Rape helps readers understand this sensitive issue and gives those who have experienced it advice and coping strategies. Topics include the effects of rape, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide, as well as the benefits of disclosure and trust.
Self-injury is not something people talk about very often. Yet, it is a reality for millions of young people across North America. Cutting and Self-injury deals with the delicate issues of self-harming behavior and the reasons why people do it. Directly and carefully written, this book discusses avoidance and treatment. Special tool-box sections outline real life coping strategies for resisting, and for helping friends and family cope with this real life issue.
Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 24. It is important to understand the forces that can lead to suicide and to know how to help someone at risk. Suicide is a careful discussion of the factors that can lead to suicidal thoughts and attempts. The book examines how to cope with stresses that can lead to suicide such as family violence, painful breakups, bullying, or depression. Readers are given coping strategies and advice on how to reach out and seek help. A question and answer section answers direct and tough questions on suicide.
Finding yourself pregnant as a teenager is a scary thing. There are so many issues involved. Teen Pregnancy examines the fact that about one third of girls in the United States will get pregnant before the age of twenty. Yet it is still difficult for teens to talk about sex. Teens share their own personal experiences to provide further insight on this issue. A further resources page gives readers assistance in finding other books, Web sites, and organizations that provide additional information on teen pregnancy.
Medical and pharmaceutical research is big business. This fascinating book reveals the competition in the corporate and academic worlds to be the first to find a new procedure or product that could change the world. Features include Dark Science Secrets, which reveal stories of unethical and deadly medical experiments from the past.
This accessible and informative book examines the highly-charged issues of child maltreatment, including physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect. Sensitively written by a child psychologist, Child Abuse discusses disclosure and feeling safe, and explains how abuse and neglect affects children and adults.
This timely book describes the details of three real case studies of investigative journalism about health care. Stories include journalists exposing wrongdoing by drug companies, neglect of dying patients in by hospice home-care providers, and lead-poisoning from drinking water in Flint, Michigan. Readers will gain an understanding of the research process, the ethical standards journalists must follow, and the perseverance required to confirm a story and affect change.
Football in Action scores a touchdown for one of North America’s biggest sports. Children will learn about the positions on the football field, rules, proper equipment, and the importance of safety as well as: • the secrets of a good quarterback • defense and offense • passing, receiving, blocking, and kicking • penalties and rules
The World Health Organization defines Universal Health Care (UHC) as all individuals and communities receiving the health services needed without suffering financial hardship. Of the 33 developed countries in the world, 32 have some form of Universal Health Care. Over 800 million people around the world spent 10 percent or more of their household budgets on health care and a further 100 million were pushed into extreme poverty in order to pay for health care. This timely title examines what UHC is—and is not—and how it impacts the health and well-being of human communities throughout the world.
A hundred years ago, marijuana was considered a threat to civil order and mental health. Today, recreational marijuana is legal in two countries: Canada and Uruguay. More countries are expected to follow—some in an attempt to reduce underage use of the drug. In the United States, marijuana is legal for recreational use in 11 states and in 33 for medical use. Legalizing Marijuana analyzes the issues related to legalization, use, misuse, and if legalized, how to address the futures of people currently convicted or serving time for marijuana-related crimes.
Our thoughts have a habit of wandering when we should be focusing on what we are doing. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening around you right now in the present. This helpful book offers mindfulness techniques to help young readers train themselves to be aware of their thoughts with an attitude of kindness and curiosity, not stress. With an emphasis on being more positive and less negative, children will be better able to handle difficult emotions. Activities in this book include breathing with awareness to feelings within the body, meditating, self-compassion talk, positive thinking, acts of kindness, keeping journals, art activities, observing nature, and ways to show gratitude.