Recent technological innovations have elicited controversy over their effects on society. The authors debate whether technology has benefited society and how it will affect society in the future. Chapters include: Has Technology Harmed Society? Are Technological Advances in Medicine Beneficial? How Has Technology Affected Privacy? How Will Technology Affect Society in the Future?
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"Long-standing series about controversial contemporary issues continue(s) to turn out exceptional titles. Greenhaven's Opposing Viewpoints presents multiple perspectives on hot topics such as abortion, the death penalty, and censorship through excerpts from primary materials ranging from speeches to cartoons."
-- Booklist (October 2001) (Booklist 20011015)
"The format and approach are identical to other titles in the series; both sides of a particular issue are explored in depth. Each essay is prefaced by questions that will help students focus their reading and each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading and research. Students will find the articles helpful in examining these controversial and often emotional issues."
-- School Library Journal (August 2002) (School Library Journal 20020801)
"As usual for books in this series, there are plenty of follow-up sources for students to pursue."
-- Booklist (June 2002) (Booklist 20020615)
"The language is understandable but not simplistic, the pieces are clearly titles for easy identification, and a few cartoons and charts break up the dense text. This unbiased collection is a welcome resource for researchers and debaters."
-- School Library Journal (June 2002) (School Library Journal 20020601)
"Written by educators, scientists, journalists, doctors, veterinarians, members of the clergy and advocates. This excellent volume will elicit group discussion and help to develop critical thinking and analysis of sensitive issues."
-- School Library Journal (May 2002) (School Library Journal 20020501)
"This supplemental reader is perfect for getting students involved in discussion. The resulting debates are sure to reinforce any primary readings and will breathe life into any standard lecture oriented course. This supplement is a useful tool for instructors to get students involved."
-- Crime and Justive International (May 2002) (UNKNOWN 20020501)
"As always in the Opposing Viewpoints series, there are voices from many sides of the debate."
-- Booklist (April 2002) (Booklist 20020415)
"Most present clear, fact-supported points that readers will find valuable for speeches and reports. Editorial cartoons, anectdotes, and statistics break up the essays, make reading easier. This is a well-balanced approach to the issues, argued with studied analysis rather than bind emotion."
-- Booklist (April 2002) (Booklist 20020401)
"This series is invaluable for preparing students for debates, classes, or research assignments. Opposing Viewpoints books help prepare high school students for critical thinking and make them aware of issues that affect society today. Recommended."
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"Most useful in schools with religion and/or philosophy courses, but should also appeal to general readers."
-- School Library Journal (April 2002) (School Library Journal 20020401)
Gr. 6-12. Has technology hurt or helped society? That's the topic of this Opposing Viewpoints installment, which primarily focuses on Internet access for the public and computer development since the invention of the microchip. Along the way, it also considers some interesting issues in biotechnology--transplants, etc. No matter what point of view or subtopic, however, the essays mostly boil down to debates over the technological divide between the rich and the poor. There are intriguing pieces about technology's effect on privacy, and also about findings that point to the computer as a cause of greater loneliness, isolation, and depression among people of the technology age. With the exception of some strong comments about abortion in the debates about fetal stem cell research, most essays avoid personal, heated political agendas. As usual for books in this series, there are plenty of follow-up sources for students to pursue. Roger Leslie
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