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The Apache Wars: The Final Resistance (Landmark Events in Native American History)
The Apache Wars: The Final Resistance (Landmark Events in Native American History)

“Indah! Indah! The White Men are coming,” screamed the old woman. Th e boy turned and saw fl ashes of rifl e fi re along the lake. His mother quickly lifted him and placed him on the mule’s back. As she tried to lift her infant daughter alongside her as well, the mule panicked and reared. A man snatched her baby and ran up...

Digital Piracy (Cybersafety)
Digital Piracy (Cybersafety)

The Internet has had and will continue to have a profound effect on society. It is hard to imagine life without such technologies as computers, cell phones, gaming devices, and so on. The Internet, World Wide Web, and their associated technologies have altered our social and personal experience of the world. In no other time in...

The Earth and the Moon (The Solar System)
The Earth and the Moon (The Solar System)

The planets Mercury,Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn—all visible to the naked eye—were known to ancient peoples. In fact, the Romans gave these planets their names as they are known today. Mercury was named after their god Mercury, the fleet-footed messenger of the gods, because the planet seems especially fast moving when viewed...

The Hoover Dam (Building America: Then and Now)
The Hoover Dam (Building America: Then and Now)
The time was the early 1930s, the president was Herbert Hoover, and the situation in the United States looked bleak. The stock market had crashed in 1929, and most Americans were hurt by the Great Depression, which left a majority of them jobless, homeless, and penniless. But in the West, a beacon of hope was in the...
The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
In 1346, Europe was hit by the worst natural disaster in its recorded history: the Black Death. Generally believed to be a combination of bubonic plague and two other plague strains, the Black Death ravaged the length and breadth of Europe from Sicily to Norway, from Ireland to Russia, for five terrible years. Scholars can...
Digital Video: Moving Images and Computers (The Digital World)
Digital Video: Moving Images and Computers (The Digital World)

With the development of easy-to-use video-editing software, inexpensive camera equipment, and a worldwide audience courtesy of the Internet, creating and watching digital video has become a popular pastime among average computer users. The growth of digital video has changed the way movies and television programs are produced and distributed...

Digital Security: Cyber Terror and Cyber Security
Digital Security: Cyber Terror and Cyber Security
These days, it is not unusual for 10- to 12-year-olds to be pub- lishing their own Web sites or for second and third graders to begin computer classes. At the same time, computer games are becoming increasingly popular as major publishing houses continue to churn out educational computer programs for children in pre- school....
Digital Music: Computers That Make Music (Digital World)
Digital Music: Computers That Make Music (Digital World)

Today there are talking toasters, cars that start themselves using voice recognition, and telephones that use voice commands. But those are not the only examples of digital sound. The ubiquitous earbuds and tiny MP3 players show how common it is to listen to digital music. Digital Music: Computers That Make Music examines digital sound's...

Digital Games: Computers at Play (The Digital World)
Digital Games: Computers at Play (The Digital World)

In 2006, about 67 percent of Americans played video games using a computer or game console such as PlayStation, Xbox, or Wii. Video games have come a long way since they were developed in the 1970s. In the past, game programs used a computer-like gadget that could be connected to the television. The players would look at the image on the...

Digital Communications: From E-Mail to the Cyber Community (The Digital World)
Digital Communications: From E-Mail to the Cyber Community (The Digital World)

Between September 2006 and May 2007, the online networking site Facebook doubled its number of visitors to 26 million. Today, it has more than 300 million active users worldwide. Though Facebook is just one tool people use to connect with each other, the myriad of other Web sites such as MySpace and the estimated 2 billion cellphones in use...

Health Science Experiments (Experiments for Future Scientists)
Health Science Experiments (Experiments for Future Scientists)

From choosing healthy food to taking care of one's teeth, and from exploring the ways infection is spread to studying nerves, the health science field is a broad category of study. This book presents activities about health science issues to encourage students to make lifelong, healthy choices.

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Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports
Peak: The New Science of Athletic Performance That is Revolutionizing Sports

An integrated and personalized approach to health, nutrition, training, recovery, and mindset

There is a new revolution happening in sports as more and more athletes are basing their success on this game-changing combination: health, nutrition, training, recovery, and mindset. Unfortunately, the...

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