Pollution. Current Controversies

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Pollution. Current Controversies

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While no one wants to breath smog or swim in polluted rivers, people often disagree about how serious pollution is and how to keep the environment pristine. Environmentalists, policy makers, and others debate the extent and causes of pollution as well as how to prevent it in this timely volume.

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"This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications...A balanced presentation for highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subjects well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates."
-- School Library Journal (November 2001) (School Library Journal 20011101)

"I have almost every series Greenhaven Press has published and love them all..These titles will be a gret resource for current events, history, and speech classes and debate teams. Highly Recommended."
--Library Media Connection (August/September 2004) (Library Media Connection 20040901)

"This wide-ranging entry in the Current Controversies series gives readers information for reports as well as for making personal choices. The writing is more intellectual than impassioned, and supporting evidence usually comes from respected sources that young readers will likely recognize and trust. Rich materials for many curricular disciplines."
-- Booklist (May 2002) (Booklist 20020501)

"...Whether the debate is about factory farming, hazardous waste, or the destruction of the ozone layer, the combination of science, technology, and politics is sure to fire up teen activists..."
-- Booklist (December 2002) (Booklist 20021201)

"This series is very good for the high school collection, especially for those with active debate teams and/or classes that look at both sides of controversial issues. The volumes are priced individually, therefore, one can pick and choose the areas one needs to update in one?s collection."
-- Catholic Library World (March 2005) (Catholic Library World 20050301)

"...provides a meaty and balanced overview of current debates on aspects of pollution that are both interesting and relevant to students...There is ample argument of issues to create some engaging debate within the classroom and give some science concepts a framework within which to discover the importance of being able to understand the key ideas in science..the series is correctly aimed at the secondary classroom. It will be valuable to provide background for role playing exercises, for debates, and to enrich your own discussions of these important issues."
--Journal of College Science Teaching (October 2004) (Journal of College Science Teaching 20041001)

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Gr. 8-12. Politicians, scientists, business leaders, and environmentalists debate not only how to prevent pollution but also whether it's a problem at all. Part of the Current Controversies series, this collection of long, detailed essays includes arguments about air and water pollution, the role of corporations, the effectiveness of regulation, and the value of recycling. The EPA argues that air quality has improved. The Sierra Club insists that coal-fired plants create harmful emissions. Whether the debate is about factory farming, hazardous waste, or the destruction of the ozone layer, the combination of science, technology, and politics is sure to fire up teen activists. Useful chapter prefaces summarize the discussion, and there's a long, annotated list of organizations to contact as well as a bibliography of books and articles. Hazel Rochman
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