Conserving the Environment

Conserving the Environment

by Debra A. Miller
     
 

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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.See more details below

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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question.

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VOYA - Laura Panter
The "Current Controversies" series explores the social, political and economic controversies that are plaguing world today. Each chapter begins with a preface that offers background information on the topic at hand. The chapters are organized around key questions that are answered by various authors with differing opinions. The opinions of the authors of each article are those that could be found in our every day society. Conserving the Environment shines an unfavorable light on the fate of the world in the near future should society continue to ignore the dangers of over-population and over-consumption. While some authors predict there will be wars over our waterways and mass starvation from lack of resources, there are other experts that say the extinction of species and the collapse of ecosystems are grossly exaggerated. There are articles to support the progression of global warming and there is just as much documentation concerning high temperatures in ancient times to disprove the severity of the aforementioned climate change. This series is mainly designed for controlled research through information gleaned from periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents and organizations; however, the drawback is that most information contained in these books is already over a year old. More accurate information can be found through databases and online research. This would be a good purchase for libraries if students needed older statistics to back up their position while writing a research paper. Reviewer: Laura Panter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737746617
Publisher:
Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/08/2010
Series:
Current Controversies Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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