Sex, Genetics and Human Reproduction extracts articles essential to the discussion of the legal, social, moral and medical issues surrounding sex and reproduction from the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Bioethics, providing a concise version of this Dartmouth Medal-winner for the general reader. The Compendium is a handy desk reference, and an affordable and space-saving alternative for libraries not in need of the deep coverage afforded by the parent set. The selection of articles offers a solid overview of the related subject areas, and the volume includes full index and bibliographies. One volume
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Originally published in the renowned Encyclopedia of Bioethics (LJ 7/95), the articles in this compendium focus on general bioethical topics and on topics relating to reproduction and genetics. Unfortunately, the criteria for selecting articles for the condensed version are not always obvious. Why exclude some seemingly relevant articles such as "Genetic Engineering," and "Genome Mapping" while including "Dentistry" and "Literature"? And why are some articles reproduced in their entirety while others contain only selected sections from the original? Aside from these minor concerns, this compendium has retained the same quality as the original and is an admirable collection. Articles are lengthy, balanced, and very readable. Each article, although not updated from the 1995 version, is signed and includes bibliographical references. While the complete edition of the Encyclopedia of Bioethics remains the best choice for its depth of coverage on all aspects of bioethics, public and academic libraries unable to afford the larger set will find this compendium to be a valuable addition to their collections.?Tina Neville, Univ. of South Florida at St. Petersburg Lib.
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Book Description Macmillan Library Reference, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028649192
Book Description Macmillan Library Reference, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 28649192