The economy often seems like a complex subject. We know that much of the world is currently struggling with recession and its consequences. News headlines spotlight job gains and losses, rising debt, and every economic detail that may give us a clue about a full financial recovery. Meanwhile, frustrated people protest in streets and rail against institutions they blame for the current economic climate. Easy-to-understand terms explain what led to the economic crisis and what's being done to pull the United States and other countries out. While there are no easy answers, readers will be able to develop informed opinions about the issues.
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Gr 6-10-Using a variety of quoted sources to introduce alternative points of view, this set covers controversial subjects that are of concern to today's readers, e.g., social media, economic recession, the environment, etc. Each book contains visually appealing sidebars, captioned color photos, and bright, crisp graphics that balance and/or complement the informative, compact texts. "The Debate" text boxes present scientific and moral ideas, dilemmas, and quandaries. Final "You're the Expert" spreads ask readers to take stands on the featured subjects using the information they've read to inform their decisions. Modification is the strongest of the bunch; it explores the history of genetic modification as well as the complex topics scientists, politicians, and the public must ponder, such as animal cloning and world hunger. Despite some typos, this set would be a strong addition to both library and classroom shelves. α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Book Description Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111433986485