Animal Rights: A Subject Guide, Bibliography, and Internet Companion by John M. Kistler, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Animal Rights: A Subject Guide, Bibliography, and Internet Companion

Animal Rights: A Subject Guide, Bibliography, and Internet Companion

by John M. Kistler
     
 

Introductions to each chapter explain the issues, as well as the arguments that surround them, and a general introduction to the volume thoroughly explains how to use the book. Each entry contains the following information: author, title, edition, series title, location of publisher, name of publisher, number of pages, year of publication, and International

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Introductions to each chapter explain the issues, as well as the arguments that surround them, and a general introduction to the volume thoroughly explains how to use the book. Each entry contains the following information: author, title, edition, series title, location of publisher, name of publisher, number of pages, year of publication, and International Standard Book Number. Annotations include the most important information available to help the researcher, including web sites that contain not only the full text of the book when available, but also excerpts and articles or interviews by the author; short quotations from the books; and short descriptions and summaries of the books. All the information provided allows students to locate exactly what they need, while encouraging them to explore other issues and differing viewpoints.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
With a growing number of vegetarian and environmentally aware teenagers, animal rights is chosen more often as a research topic. This comprehensive bibliography of 916 annotated entries includes many aspects of the issue, with chapters on "General Works," "Animal Natures," "Fatal Uses of Animals," "Nonfatal Uses of Animals," "Animal Populations," and "Animal Speculations," each beginning with an overview. Because of such broad chapter headings, students and librarians might overlook the variety of specific topics in this volume, such as endangered species, genetic engineering, deer management, psychic pets, and even "road kill." Useful listed Web sites, which are mentioned with almost every annotation, identify reviews, related articles, and even whole books available online. Librarians also might use this source as a selection tool to build an endangered species or a more varied animal rights collection. Students can use the bibliography to narrow their topic from animal rights to a more specific subject, such as the sale of animals to laboratories or the tuna industry. The annotations often contain reviews and opinions by Kistler, who comments on the qualifications of the authors of the books in the bibliography. He sometimes mentions whether or not the author later has repudiated the book listed or if it has been rejected by scientists or researchers, making this resource a checkpoint for credibility. Although a great reference, Animal Rights will have limited use unless librarians and students are made aware of its contents. Few titles written specifically for young adults are mentioned, making this resource better suited for high school and above. 2000, Greenwood, 248p, Index, PLB.Ages 12 to 18. Reviewer: Jennifer Bromann VOYA, February 2001 (Vol. 23, No.6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313312311
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2000
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

JOHN M. KISTLER is Acquisitions Librarian at Utah State University./e

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