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Name:  Walter Olesky  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Biographical and Professional Information

Walter Olesky is a fulltime freelance writer, author of many magazine articles and more than 30 published books -- fiction and nonfiction for preteens and teenagers, and nonfiction for adults. I am a former Chicago Tribune reporter and editor.

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Careers in Web design /
ISBN: 0823931919. OCLC Number: 44573372

Rosen Pub. Group,. .

Describes the duties, career opportunities, and education, training, and salary ranges in the field of Web site design; considering that many teens are spending so much of their free time on the Web. Careers in fields such as Web design seem like a natural progression for many of them. By creating a relationship between a teen's initial interest in computers and the development of a career, this book shows what teens need to know to create Web pages, and what education is needed to become a Web designer. The future of technology is also discussed.

The Philippines
ISBN: 9780531207901. OCLC Number: 869757517

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A tropical paradise in the southwest Pacific Ocean, the natural beauty of the Philippines has earned the island nation the nickname The Pearl of the Orient Sea. Readers will explore the rice history of the Philippines, from how its 7,107 islands were first settled to what role the country has played in world history. They will also learn about the Philippines' government, rich culture, diverse plant and animal life, and much more.