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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues (Taking Sides: Environmental Issues)

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Publisher Comments:

 

Taking Sides Takes on a Wide Range of Issues

The 2006 Taking Sides Student Collection brings together the arguments of leading social and behavioral scientists, educators, and contemporary commentators, forming 18 to 20 debates, or issues, that present the pros and cons of current controversies in an area of study. The ideal collection for libraries serving undergraduate college students, this set features the following titles:

Taking Sides: African Issues, 2/E         

Taking Sides: Abnormal Psychology, 4/E         

Taking Sides: Crime and Criminology, 7/E        

Taking Sides: Environmental Issues, 12/E         

Taking Sides: Social Issues, 14/E         

Taking Sides: Educational Psychology, 4/E       

Taking Sides: Gender   

Taking Sides: Latin American Issues     

Taking Sides: Lifespan Development    

Taking Sides: Mass Media and Society, 9/E     

Taking Sides: Educational Issues          

Taking Sides: World Politics, 12/E       

Taking Sides: Social Psychology, 2/E   

Taking Sides: World History VI, 3/E    

Taking Sides: World History V2, 2/E

Index on CD-ROM     

Synopsis:

This Twelfth Edition of TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructors manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

About the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Table of Contents

PART 1. Environmental Philosophy

ISSUE 1. Is the Precautionary Principle a Sound Basis for International Policy?

YES: Nancy Myers, from “The Rise of the Precautionary Principle: A Social Movement Gathers Strength,” Multinational Monitor (September 2004)

NO: John D. Graham, from “The Perils of the Precautionary Principle: Lessons from the American and European Experience,” Heritage Lecture #818 (January 15, 2004)

ISSUE 2. Is Sustainable Development Compatible With Human Welfare?

YES: Jeremy Rifkin, from “The European Dream: Building Sustainable Development in a Globally Connected World,” E Magazine (March/April 2005)

NO: Ronald Bailey, from “Wilting Greens,” Reason (December 2002)

ISSUE 3. Should a Price Be Put on the Goods and Services Provided by the World’s Ecosystems?

YES: Jim Morrison, from “How Much Is Clean Water Worth?” National Wildlife (February/March 2005)

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780073514420
Subtitle:
Clashing Views on Environmental Issues
Publisher:
Dushkin/McGraw-Hill
Editor:
Easton, Thomas A.
Author:
Easton, Thomas A.
Author:
Dushkin
Author:
Contemporary Learning Series (formerly Dushkin)
Author:
Easton, Thomas
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Environmental ethics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
12
Series:
Taking Sides: Environmental Issues
Publication Date:
September 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
362
Dimensions:
9.18x6.04x.83 in. 1.20 lbs.

Related Subjects

Engineering » Communications » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , This Twelfth Edition of TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructors manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.
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