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Teens & Cheating

by Hal Marcovitz

Experts say that in recent years there has been an epidemic of cheating among young people in the United States. Cheating is more than just students sneaking the answers to school tests; broadly defined, it is breaking the rules to get ahead. Examples of cheating today range from illegally downloading music from the internet, which cheats the artists out of royalties, to using performance-enhancing drugs to gain an athletic advantage. This book explores the ways teens cheat, examines their reasons for doing so, and discusses efforts to teach ethics to young people.

Teens & Career Choices

by Hal Marcovitz

Many young adults dream of getting a good education and finding a job they love. Teenagers recognize that higher education is an important key to finding a fulfilling job, although many young people are worried both about the rising cost of higher education and their future job possibilities given the current economic situation. This volume examines the choices that teens make when it comes to education and finding a career.

Teens & Alcohol

by Gail Snyder

The Gallup Youth Survey has found that more than 80 percent of high school seniors have tried alcohol and that roughly a quarter of teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17 say it is very easy for them to get alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is a contributor to the three leading causes of death for teens and young adults: automobile crashes, homicides, and suicides. This volume explores several issues facing young people, including binge drinking and cross-addiction.

Native American Tools and Weapons

by Rob Staeger

The tools and weapons used by Native American tribes were not just functional. Often, these tools and weapons were created during a special ceremony or ritual, so there was a spiritual significance to them as well. Shamans or medicine men would bless such items in the hope that they would serve their owners well. This book discusses the primary tools and weapons made by tribes in specific regions as well as how these tools and weapons were created and used.

Native American Sports & Games

by Rob Staeger

Native Americans loved to play games. From the United States to Mexico to Canada, tribes everywhere played games as part of their rituals, to cure diseases, to make crops grow, or sometimes, just for the pure fun of the sport. This book discusses the types of games played by various tribes in specific regions. It also explains how these games were played, and the significance-religious and social-of each contest.

Native American Rivalries

by Susan Keating

The Native Americans fought with other tribes for a variety of reasons. Depending on the area in which they lived, a tribe could fight for territory, possessions, or simply as a matter of pride or to right a perceived wrong. This book discusses some of the best-known Native American rivalries, the reasons behind them, and the impact the arrival of Europeans during the 16th through the 19th centuries had on these rivalries.

Native American Religions

by Rob Staeger

While Native American religious beliefs vary from tribe to tribe, the one thing they have in common is a belief in a higher power. This power has many names: Manitou, Wakanda, Sila, or even just the Great Spirit. This book discusses the various beliefs held by tribes in each region of the Americas. It also describes some of the important rituals practiced in each religion.

Native American Medicine

by Tamra Orr

Native Americans have an incredibly rich store of knowledge when it comes to using herbs and plants to heal illness, treat injuries, and cure disease. In fact, some of their traditions have found a place in the modern medicines we use today. This book discusses the nature-based approach Native Americans took towards healing. It also examines important figures, such as shamans and medicine men, and explains some of the remedies and rituals that were conducted.

Native American Languages

by Bethanne Patrick

Prior to becoming a "melting pot" of many languages, the continents of North and South America were already home to a variety of Native American tribes, each with its own language. What's more, subsets of tribes often had their own dialects, sometimes making communication between two people nearly impossible, even if they lived near each other. This book discusses the major Native American languages used by tribes in various regions and how some of their words have been incorporated into the English language today.

Native American Horsemanship

by Clarrissa Akyroyd

Contrary to popular belief, Native Americans did not always have horses to assist them in their daily lives. For thousands of years they carried items themselves or even used dogs. The arrival of the horse in the Americas during the 16th century dramatically changed the lifestyles of many Native American tribes. This was particularly true of the people living on the Great Plains. This book discusses the introduction of the horse to the Native Americans by the Spanish and explains the impact this had on various Native American tribes.

Native American Festivals & Ceremonies

by Jenna Glatzer

From pre-Columbian times to the present day, Native Americans have enjoyed celebrating holidays and other special occasions. Tribes celebrated festivals and ceremonies throughout the year. These included everything from significant events in a person's life, the changing of the seasons, the arrival of special people or places, and elements of nature. This book discusses the important festivals and ceremonies celebrated by tribes in specific regions, outlining the form of the festival and how each was celebrated.

Native American Cooking

by Anna Carew-Miller

The diet of Native American tribes reflected the areas in which they lived. For some tribes, like those of the Pacific Northwest, salmon was a staple part of the diet; for the people of the Great Plains, the buffalo was hunted for food. This book discusses the foods common to various tribes as well as the cultural significance certain foods had for specific tribes.

Native American Confederacies

by Anna Carew-Miller

When Europeans arrived in the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries, they found that some Native American tribes had created alliances, or confederacies. These agreements allowed the member tribes of the confederacy to control trade and keep the peace in their region. This book explains how these Native American confederacies were formed, discusses some famous examples like the Iroquois Confederacy, and explains how Native American groups continue to work together for the good of all tribes in the present day.

Hunting With the Native Americans

by Rob Staeger

The hunting practices of Native Americans differed throughout North and South America. Some hunted with bows and arrows, others with spears and clubs, and still others with snares and traps. This book discusses the ways in which Native Americans hunted in different regions, the weapons they used, and the types of animals that were hunted. It also describes the rituals the tribes performed before hunting, and explains how they used not only the meat, but also the bones, hide, and sinews of the animals they killed.

Homes of the Native Americans

by Colleen Williams

After Christopher Columbus and other European adventurers landed in the Americas during the 15th and 16th centuries, the lands they explored were often called the "New World." However, North, South, and Central America were new only to the people of Europe. Native Americans had lived on the land for millions of years.In some cases, the natives and Europeans were able to live in peace and even learned from each other. Most of the time, however, the European invaders brought with them disease and violence, which spelled the end of the Native Americans' way of life.

Europeans and Native Americans

by Jim Corrigan

After Christopher Columbus and other European adventurers landed in the Americas during the 15th and 16th centuries, the lands they explored were often called the "New World." However, North, South, and Central America were new only to the people of Europe. Native Americans had lived on the land for millions of years.In some cases, the natives and Europeans were able to live in peace and even learned from each other. Most of the time, however, the European invaders brought with them disease and violence, which spelled the end of the Native Americans' way of life.

Surgery & Medicine for Weight Loss

by William Hunter

One of the biggest health concerns today is obesity. More and more people have been diagnosed with obesity over the last few decades, especially in developed countries like the Unites States. Obesity is a major problem that many people are struggling to fix. Because obesity is such a serious and prevalent medical condition, modern medicine has developed many different ways to fight it. Sometimes, diet and exercise aren't enough--and that's when a doctor may prescribe a medical intervention. Discover some of these techniques, from surgery to medications.

No Quick Fix: Fad Diets & Weight-Loss Miracles

by Jean Ford

Obesity is a major modern health problem. The obesity epidemic has spawned a multi-billion-dollar industry, promising miracle weight-loss solutions, get-thin-quick diets, and too-good-to-be-true diet pills. According to recent government statistics, Americans alone spend $61 billion on diet products each year, which is equal to $200 being spent for every man, woman, and child in the United States. Whether they truly have a weight problem or just believe they would look better if they lost weight, millions of people around the world are scrambling for weight-loss solutions. But even with all the promises from the weight-loss industry, people are still gaining weight, and obesity rates have never been higher. Learn the truth about quick-fix diets and miraculous obesity cure-alls. Discover that most of these products are part of the problem rather than the solution. Learn how to reach your fitness goals without relying on fads, myths, and empty promises.

Nature & Nurture: The Causes of Obesity

by William Hunter

As the number of people with obesity increases, the health problems tied to this condition are also increasing. Conditions like coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and many forms of cancer--all conditions that may be associated with or aggravated by excess weight and all conditions that can be potentially deadly--are not only common among adults but also more common among younger people than ever before. Even as people become more conscious that excess weight is a medical problem, many people still view obesity as a personal problem--something caused by laziness, gluttony, or even stupidity. Maybe people still don't realize that weight and body size aren't simply a matter of what we eat and how much we exercise. Discover the true causes of obesity, from our genetics to the way in which we were raised. Understand the truth behind our culture's myths about obesity and weight.

Looking & Feeling Good in Your Body

by Joan Esherick

Many of us have looked in the mirror and thought, "If only I could change the way I look. If only I could be different." Most people have, at one time or another, wished to look more like someone else, someone we know or someone we've seen in movies or on TV. For many people, this desire stems from living in a society that values thinness and a particular representation of beauty above all else. Discover the factors that influence how we view ourselves and our bodies. The choice to see yourself as valuable and beautiful--no matter what you may look like--is up to you!

Health Issues Caused by Obesity

by Jean Ford

Today, more and more people around the world are overweight. The health risks associated with obesity can be life threatening and should be taken seriously. Excess weight increases the risk for a host of diseases and conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and respiratory problems. Even children are suffering the consequences of excess weight and obesity. Learn about the various health risks associated with our expanding bodies and how obesity can cause many different health problems throughout life. Discover the true cost of obesity, both to those who face the condition and to our society as a whole.

Fast Food & the Obesity Epidemic

by Autumn Libal

Obesity--the state of being very overweight--is more than a problem in the world today; it's a crisis. One out of every three adults is obese. Childhood obesity is a major health concern as well. Experts agree that fast food is one of the most significant factors behind bigger bodies. For many people, fast food has become more than a quick way to grab a meal; it has become a way of life. Learn how fast food and the fast-food industry have shaped not only our bodies but also our lifestyles. Discover how to fight the fast-food industry's hold over the world's diet.

Exercise for Fitness & Weight Loss

by Autumn Libal

Today, obesity--the state of being very overweight--is a problem that gets worse each year, particularly as many people spend less time exercising and more time on the couch or sitting at a computer. The health risks caused by excess weight and obesity are numerous and can be deadly. While we're learning more and more about the harmful consequences of excess weight, many people still have a hard time slimming down. Real, healthy weight loss can seem like a mystery. Explore the causes of the weight epidemic and the health risks that stem from excess weight. Discover the part that physical fitness plays in today's obesity crisis. Learn how fitness--not just slimness--should be the goal of those trying to lose weight. Make physical activity a part of your life!

Emotions & Eating

by Joan Esherick

We all need to eat. Food is a basic life necessity, but it can mean so much more to us than merely taking in enough food to keep hunger at bay. We eat when we're sad, happy, bored, lonely, excited, and for many other reasons. Many people have complicated relationships with food and their emotions. For many of us, eating is a way to escape painful feelings. For others, no good feeling can go without a celebratory meal--and maybe even some overeating. But all this emotional eating can lead to serious health consequences, including obesity--the state of being very overweight. Learn more about why people's emotions push them to eat the way they do, and discover how people develop unhealthy emotional relationships with food. When you understand the risks of eating because of your emotions, you'll be able to understand your body's needs better--and you'll know how to stick with healthy eating, no matter how you're feeling.

Discrimination & Prejudice

by Autumn Libal

Around the world, many people face discrimination because of the shapes of their bodies, their weight, or the way they look. People who would never discriminate against others because of skin color or some physical challenge often think it's perfectly okay to judge others based on weight. Many of us don't think twice about judging other people's appearance--but most of us also know the pain of feeling bad about the way we look. Learn about the ways in which our culture discriminates against people who are overweight and obese. Discover the harmful effects of judgment and stigmatization when it comes to weight. Understand the myths that surround the causes and solutions for obesity--and get to know the facts. Find out the true costs of body-hate!

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