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Describes the characteristics and drug treatment of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

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Weightlifting can be a great way to get in shape and build your strength. Lifting weights is a good workout, even if you start sma...ll. The key is that you are developing your body in a responsible manner. Discover how you can start lifting weights to build strength. Learn about how you can stay safe while working out, including how to properly use weights and equipment. Find out how to make a workout plan for weightlifting! read more

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Examines adjustment disorders, their symptoms and manifestations, how they can be controlled and treated, and what it is like to l...ive with an adjustment disorder. read more

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Discusses when and why racism began, explores how it feels to be a victim of racism, and suggests approaches for how society can t...ackle racism in the future. read more

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Examines the issue of poverty, covering its causes, how it affects everyone, and how it can be stopped.

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Examines anxiety disorders, their symptoms and manifestations, how they can be controlled and treated, and what it is like to live... with an anxiety disorder. read more

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Introduces the dog breed, including the history of the breed, how to care for them, and training them.

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Introduces many methods of examining the natural world, from looking for signs of animals and photographing the landscape to recor...ding one's scientific findings. read more

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"For Cubans, it seems, music and dance are only slightly less essential to life than breathing and eating. On the Caribbean island..., no one needs an excuse to dance to the rich and varied rhythms of Cuban music. This book traces the development of Cuban popular music and dance styles. It chronicles how the meeting and melting of different cultural traditions on the island--particularly Spanish and West African--created a distinctive new music called son. In turn, son would be the foundation for a host of other dance-music genres that developed in Cuba. And, as the book shows, Cuban music and dance have had a significant influence beyond the island's shores"--Back cover. read more

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Introduces the dog breed, including the history of the breed, how to care for them, and training them.

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A Brazilian teenager introduces readers to the history, politics, economy, and culture of Brazil.

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An Chinese teenager introduces readers to the history, politics, economy, and culture of China.

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The Vietnam War constitutes a defining moment in modern history. Starting from a time soon after the Japanese surrender in 1945, a...t the end of the Second World War, and lasting to the North Vietnamese conquest of South Vietnam in 1975 to re-create a unified Vietnamese state, the war pitted the Communists of Vietnam, against a number of opponents. Those included first the French and second the South Vietnamese and Americans, the latter supported by a number of allies. Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a timeline. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos are offered at the end of each book through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to The Vietnam War. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the readers comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back t read more

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Introduces the dog breed, including the history of the breed, how to care for them, and how to train them.

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A Nepalese teenager introduces readers to the history, politics, economy, and culture of Nepal.

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Nurses spend more time with patients than any other medical professional, and act as a liaison between the patient and the rest of... the health care team. There are an estimated 6.2 million nurses worldwide, making it one of the most popular professions in the healthcare field, with the number of people earning bachelors degrees in nursing at an all-time high. What does it take to be a nurse? Readers will discover the profession: from the educational requirements, to the day to day tasks, to the developments in the field, as well as all the different job opportunities. This book will answer all the readers vital questions when considering nursing as a career. Every book in the Careers in Healthcare series gives readers the necessary tools to evaluate pursuing a career in the healthcare profession. Unique to this series are firsthand interviews with professionals aimed to give readers an upfront and close perspective into the daily lives of those currently working in the field. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information read more

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Explains the work performed by orthotists and prosthetists and the skills and training needed to prepare for a career in this fiel...d. read more

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Explains the job responsibilities and work environment of occupational therapists as well as the necessary training, job outlook, ...salary, and career potential. read more

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Explains the work performed by paramedics and EMTs and the skills and training needed to prepare for a career in this field.

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Explains the work performed by speech pathologists and audiologists and the skills and training needed to prepare for a career in ...this field. read more

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Explains the job responsibilities and work environment of dental hygienists as well as the necessary training, job outlook, salary..., and career potential. read more

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Explains why carbon is such an important element in the world, and how it makes up almost every life-form on Earth.

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East Africa is a large area spanning the most easterly region of the African continent. Countries of this region include Burundi, ...Comoros and Mayotte, Djibouti, Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Somalia, Runion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, and Uganda. Renowned for its concentrations of wild animals, beautiful landscapes, exceptional ancient history, and diverse culture, it is also widely understood among most archaeologists, that East Africa is where modern humans first appeared. This book provides the reader with a fascinating insight into the region of East Africa country-by-country, examining the customs, history, geography, and natural world. read more

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A Russian teenager introduces readers to the history, politics, economy, and culture of Russia.

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Two Navajo teenagers introduce readers to the history, politics, economy, and culture of the Navajo Nation.

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Explains the job responsibilities and work environment of dietitians as well as the necessary training, job outlook, salary, and c...areer potential. read more

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A Mexican teenager introduces readers to the history, politics, economy, and culture of Mexico.

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Explains the work performed by physicians' assistants and the skills and training needed to prepare for a career in this field.

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If you have ever been injured or had surgery, chances are you have seen a physical therapist. The movement gurus of the medical wo...rld, physical therapists currently represent more than 210,000 medical professionals in the United States alone. With a shift toward direct access to care, physical therapists are finding themselves in the unique position of seeing patients not only after injury or surgery, but before the patient seeks out the care of a physician. What does it take to become a physical therapist? What is the job outlook for physical therapists in the future? What were the beginnings of the physical therapy profession? Readers will delve into the world of physical therapy to see just what these movement professionals do. Every book in the Careers in Healthcare series gives readers the necessary tools to evaluate pursuing a career in the healthcare profession. Unique to this series are firsthand interviews with professionals aimed to give readers an upfront and close perspective into the daily lives of those currently working in the field. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers read more

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The Linebacker strategic bombing offensive finally drove the North Vietnamese to the negotiating table and an accord was reached f...or the departure of the US forces. The USA was mightily relieved to be free of this commitment, but its failure in the Vietnam War was a body blow to US cohesion and belief in itself. Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a timeline. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos are offered at the end of each book through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to The Vietnam War. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the readers comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide re read more

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On New Years Day 1959, Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the island as a revolutionary army advanced on the capital city of Ha...vana. Exuberant celebrations erupted in Havana and elsewhere. The corrupt and repressive Batista was almost universally hated, and the leader of the revolution that unseated him had promised to bring justice, freedom, and democracy to Cuba. That leader, a charismatic young lawyer named Fidel Castro, would rule the islandaided by a small inner circle that included his brother Ralfor the next five decades. The Castro regime could claim some undeniable achievements. It dramatically improved circumstances for the poorest Cubans. It improved and expanded public education. It created a first-rate health care system that guarantees free medical care to all citizens. But, in the view of criticsand over the years the Castros would acquire manysuch achievements were more than offset by the regimes failures. The Castro government wreaked havoc with Cubas economy, stifling development and plunging the country into periodic crises. And, even worse, the Castros proved just as repressive as Fulgencio Batista had been. This book presents an overview of the controversial Castro regime. It details the governments major actions and policies and examines what life has been like for ordinary Cubans as a result. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These wo read more

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The anti-Communist government of South Vietnam sought American aid, and this grew steadily from technical support, weapons, and eq...uipment, to the initial limited involvement of US forces to protect American interests. This opened the floodgates, and by the mid-1960s ever-larger numbers of US troops poured into South Vietnam as US air power struck at North Vietnam. Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a timeline. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos are offered at the end of each book through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to The Vietnam War. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the readers comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are read more

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Examines how genetic engineering works and its current applications and uses for the future.

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An Australian teenager introduces readers to the history, politics, economy, and culture of Australia.

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Medical science is advancing all the time. Researchers are constantly trying to find new ways to help people to have long and heal...thy lives. Thanks to their work, doctors today can cure diseases, lessen pain, replace unhealthy limbs or organs, and help infertile couples have children. Doctors can even keep seriously ill people alive against all odds. But not everyone is enamored with advances in medicine. They question whether it is appropriate to prolong life in all cases, or believe that certain treatments have been developed unethically. This book looks at how the ways that doctors treat the sick are developed, and examines some of the questions that are raised by advances in medical science.-- read more

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Presents facts about the nations of West Africa, including Nigeria, Mali, and Togo.

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Cuba has been much in the news recently. The 2015 restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States generated... big headlines. So, too, did the 2016 death of longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Likewise, the 2017 decision by outgoing U.S. president Barack Obama to end a decades-old policy by which Cubans who reached American soil were automatically granted permanent-resident status. For readers interested in learning more about the country behind the headlines, this book is a good place to start. It offers an overview of Cuba, exploring the islands geography, history, economy, government, people, major cities, and more. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Educational Videos are offered in chapters through the use of a QR code, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, a speech, or an instructional video. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. Text-Dependent Questions are p read more

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Offers an introduction to the main types of biological and chemical weapons, as well as the actions being taken by the authorities... in the United States to defend against them, and how citizens can protect themselves and their country. read more

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Introduces the dog breed, including the history of the breed, how to care for them, and how to train them.

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Provides tips on how to physically and mentally prepare for cheerleading performances, as well as the history of the activity.