Downside of Drugs
* Dr. Joshua Borus from Harvard Medical School wrote an introduction to this series that appears in the front of each book. It is a thoughtful piece of writing, aimed at young teens, and it talks about getting older and having more freedoms; about having choices and how to make sure one has enough information and has put enough thought into things in order to make good choices. It explains that this series of books offers information about drugs so that teens who read these books will have the knowledge and ability to make smart choices.
* Each book has sixteen chapters, each chapter is no more than two pages long, and at the end of each title, there is a glossary, an index, a list of photo credits, a short book list "For Further Reading", and a short list of websites where you can "Find Out More On The Internet." Each book covers the chemical makeup of the drug in question, and explores how taking it affects the brain and body. The authors touch on why the drug might seem like a good thing, but then write about all the downsides, from the physical to the emotional to the legal.
Mason Crest's editorial team has devised new comprehensive components: we have placed key icons to look for throughout the context of many of our titles in our 2014 - 2015 line.
We are raising the bar for our library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books.
These words with their easy-to-understand definitions will increase the reader's understanding of the text, while building vocabulary skills.
This boxed material within the main text allows readers to build knowledge, explore possibilities, gain insights, and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives.
These questions send the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there.
Readers are pointed toward areas of further inquiry connected to each chapter. Suggestions are provided for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis.
This back-of-the book glossary contains terminology used throughout this series. Words found here increase the reader's ability to read and comprehend higher-level books and articles in this field.
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