Generation Wodka: Wie sich unser Nachwuchs mit Alkohol die by Wolfgang Büscher,Bernd Siggelkow,Marcus Mockler,Caren Miosga

By Wolfgang Büscher,Bernd Siggelkow,Marcus Mockler,Caren Miosga

Eltern, Mediziner, Pädagogen und Krankenkassen schlagen Alarm. Denn immer mehr Kinder und Jugendliche konsumieren regelmäßig harte Alkoholika, oft bis zur Bewusstlosigkeit. Eine Studie der DAK hat aufgedeckt, dass bereits zehn Prozent der Kinder unter zwölf Jahren jede Woche Alkohol trinken.

"Trinken, erbrechen, weitertrinken bis zum Umfallen" - das ist das Motto der iteration Wodka. Und es betrifft von Jahr zu Jahr mehr. Jedes Wochenende sind die Notaufnahmen der Kliniken voll von Kindern und Jugendlichen, die zu tief ins Glas geschaut haben.

Wir können nicht länger zusehen, wie sich ein Teil unserer Kinder regelmäßig in den Rausch flüchtet. Es ist an der Zeit, dieser dramatischen Entwicklung Einhalt zu gebieten. Dafür stehen die drei Autoren des Buches, allen voran Bernd Siggelkow, der Gründer des Kinder- und Jugendhilfswerks "Die Arche".

Mit einem Vorwort der Moderatorin und Journalistin Caren Miosga.

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The Great Escape: Tunnel to Freedom (Young Voyageur) by Mike Meserole

By Mike Meserole

There's an break out after which there is The nice Escape! This nearly unimaginable tale follows a bunch of English and American squaddies captured through the Nazis in global battle II. As prisoners of battle in Stalag Luft III, the lads improvised to use each source round them, and pulled off severe feats of making plans to create a tunnel approximately 350-feet lengthy. The tunnel grew so huge they built it with trolleys or even lit it with electrical light! 

ultimately, at the evening of March 24, 1944, approximately a hundred males tried to flee during the tunnel. What was once their destiny? this is often one story of get away you will not are looking to miss!

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The Johnstown Flood of 1889 (Great Historic Disasters) by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

By Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

On may possibly 31, 1889, the folks of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, bought the shock of the century, person who claimed the lives of greater than 2,200 males, girls, and youngsters. within the mountains that neglected the booming coal-and-steel city, the stressed waters of Lake Conemaugh churned at the back of the South Fork Dam, a swiftly equipped earthen constitution. The gentle rain that have been falling that afternoon took an indignant flip, filling the abdominal of Lake Conemaugh over capacity.In an issue of hours, the lake all started spilling excessive and eventually burst its earthen restraints. Like a roaring typhoon, 20 million lots of water cascaded down the Conemaugh Valley, stripping the panorama uncooked and consuming up any scrap of lifestyles in its course. Lake Conemaugh's ultimate vacation spot used to be Johnstown, the place its results are nonetheless felt by way of the folk who dwell there. The terrible tragedy of the Johnstown Flood quick changed into one of many nation's most well liked scandals and taught a robust lesson to the folks of the Conemaugh Valley.

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Mary Tudor "Bloody Mary" (The Thinking Girl's Treasury of by Gretchen Maurer,Peter Malone

By Gretchen Maurer,Peter Malone

The first reigning Queen of britain, Mary Tudor believed fervently that Catholicism may be the faith of the land, major her to burn on the stake hundreds of thousands of Protestants. used to be she only a ruler of her instances, or did she deserve the identify, Bloody Mary?

Gorgeous illustrations and an clever, evocative tale carry to lifestyles a true dastardly dame who, fueled by way of her religion, created a non secular firestorm.

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Robert De La Salle (Great Explorers) by Samuel Willard Crompton

By Samuel Willard Crompton

los angeles Salle is likely one of the best-known yet least-understood explorers of human heritage. Celebrated for following the Mississippi to its mouth in present-day Louisiana, he used to be additionally berated for failing to relocate that very same region while he got here through sea. Justly referred to as the best of the canoe-carrying and paddle-wielding Frenchmen of his time, he was once a failure while it got here to colonization and conquest. there has been greatness inside him, together with a strong will to prevail, yet there has been additionally sheer stubbornness, which price him while he tried to create a French colony in what's now Texas. In "Robert de los angeles Salle", examine a guy whose trips inspired explorers from different eu international locations to survey the southeastern United States.

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Sophie's Rebellion by Beverley Boissery

By Beverley Boissery

2006 note Guild Award — Winner, younger grownup Fiction

Sophie Mallory’s American relations is aware every thing approximately struggling with the British. It’s the kinfolk culture. yet after she involves reduce Canada in 1838, uprising turns into own whilst she’s taken prisoner. Befriended by means of Luc, a tender insurgent, she involves see its many aspects - the deep wrongs underlying the passionate rebellion, the politics, and the brutal savagery of its aftermath.

this is often no usual novel approximately our Canadian prior. Its extraordinary characters face advanced difficulties of friendship, loyalty, and betrayal and start wondering their households’ political views. In Sophie’s Rebellion, Beverly Boissery deftly weaves experience, pleasure, disappointment, humour, and private growth.

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The Chinese Cultural Revolution (Milestones in Modern World by Louise Chipley Slavicek

By Louise Chipley Slavicek

As considered one of history's so much terrible political upheavals, the Cultural Revolution all started in 1966, while the chinese language Communist occasion formally introduced the novel circulation at the orders of its autocratic chairman, Mao Zedong. He meant for the circulation to revitalize China's innovative fervor whereas concurrently accelerating the country's evolution right into a precise communist utopia. China's kids turned the development protect for this new revolution, forming themselves into paramilitary purple safeguard devices. those adolescent surprise troops humiliated, beat, and murdered academics, intellectuals, neighborhood social gathering officers, and others whom they judged to be insufficiently dedicated to Mao and his radical beliefs. by the point the Cultural Revolution eventually led to 1976, it had claimed the lives of a few three to four million chinese language and left many thousands extra bodily or psychologically scarred. during this new name, find out how this sweeping coverage replaced the process chinese language heritage within the twentieth century.

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The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History (Oxford Illustrated by Barbara A. Hanawalt

By Barbara A. Hanawalt

A brisk narrative of battles and plagues, monastic orders, heroic ladies, and knights-errant, barbaric tortures and delicate romance, intrigue, scandals, and conquest, The center a while: An Illustrated History mixes a lively and pleasing writing type with beautiful, thorough scholarship. Barbara A. Hanawalt, a well known medievalist, launches her tale with the usually violent amalgamation of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures following the destruction and pillaging of the crown jewel of the Roman Empirethe nice urban of Rome. the tale strikes directly to the redrawn map of Europe, during which strength gamers like Byzantium and the newly-established Frankish country start a precarious life in a "sea of tribes" (in the phrases of a contemporary). Savage peoplesthe bloodthirsty Germans, the wild Visigoths and Ostrogoths, the fierce Anglo-Saxons, and the Slavs to the Eastas good because the subtle and ever-expanding Arabs threaten every one others borders, invade towns and feature their very own towns sacked, struggle effective battles and get conquered in flip. Hanawalt charts the unfold of Christianity in Europe, maps out the path of distress and mayhem the Crusades left of their wake, explains feudalism and Church reform, familiarizes us with the astrolabe and the masterpieces of Romanesque and Gothic structure, tracks the growth of the Hundred Years' struggle, and brings nice old figures--such as Charlemagne, King Henry II, Joan of Arc, Dante, and Justinian--to life.
Spanning the millennium among the 5th and the 15th centuries, The heart a long time: An Illustrated History captures the foremost old and political occasions in nice intensity and readability, yet by no means loses sight of the apparent and often-overlooked evidence of lifelife as lived via peasants and townsfolk, kings and priests, women and men. Hanawalt bargains attention-grabbing tidbits on varied elements of medieval society, from natural scientific therapies to desk etiquette and ingesting conduct, from tabloid-worthy courtroom scandals to a different directory of the principles of a monastic order. She examines infrequent textsfrom illuminated manuscripts to Carolingian minusculeand takes us contained in the awe-inspiring Hagia Sofia in Constantinople.
Barbara Hanawalt uses eclectic resource fabric, together with inscriptions, chronicles, artifacts, and literature, from the Koran to the Scriptures, and from Omar Khayam to the Goliardic poems. attention-grabbing stories--like that of the invention of the burial website of an Anglo-Saxon chieftain which contained, between different treasures, a complete 86-foot lengthy shipare interspersed one of the chronicles of significant old upheavals. the writer takes a sweeping method of the topic, development a finished, lively portrait of each element of existence in that interval through together with fabric on women's position in medieval society, agriculture, artwork and literature, faith and superstitions, philosophy, and weaponry. Lavishly illustrated with paintings, photos, files, artifacts, and maps, the center a while additionally encompasses a word list, index, chronology, and proposals for extra reading.

A selection of lavishly illustrated single-volume histories, Oxford Illustrated Histories current well-documented chronologies on themes like Britain, theater, Greece, opera, English literature, sleek Europe, and extra. each one heritage contains colour and black and white illustrations, in addition to images, and is compiled via a taskforce of best students in its respective box of curiosity. those titles are perfect for any informal reader and in addition, a result of scholarship, function partners to any budding researcher's reference collection.

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Women of Colonial America: 13 Stories of Courage and by Brandon Marie Miller

By Brandon Marie Miller

An actual, wealthy tapestry of women’s lives in colonial America
utilizing a number of basic resources, writer Brandon Marie Miller recounts the jobs, hardships, and day-by-day lives of local American, eu, and African ladies in seventeenth- and 18th-century colonial the US. exertions proved a continuing for many women—they ensured their family’s survival via their abilities whereas others bought their exertions or lived in bondage as indentured servants and slaves. Elizabeth Ashbridge survived an abusive indenture to turn into a Quaker preacher, Anne Bradstreet penned epic poetry whereas elevating 8 childrens within the desolate tract, Anne Hutchinson went toe-to-toe with Puritan experts, Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse outfitted a exchange empire in New Amsterdam, and Martha Corey misplaced her existence within the vortex of Salem’s witch hunt. With energy, braveness, resilience, and resourcefulness, those ladies and so on performed an important position within the mosaic of lifestyles in colonial America.

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Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President by Ann Malaspina,Steve James

By Ann Malaspina,Steve James

On November five, 1872, Susan B. Anthony made history—and broke the law—when she voted within the US presidential election, a privilege that have been reserved for males. She used to be arrested, attempted, and located to blame: “The maximum outrage historical past ever witnessed,” she wrote in her magazine. It wasn’t until eventually 1920 that girls have been granted the fitting to vote, however the civil rights victory don't have been attainable with no Susan B. Anthony’s management and keenness to face up for what was once right.

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