Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

by Roman Espejo
     
 

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide…  See more details below

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

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School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—Gays in the Military addresses "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), the policy that bans gay men and women from serving openly in the armed forces. The book covers attitudes toward gays in the military, how DADT affects the military, and how the U.S. government and other countries handle the issue. The viewpoints were written between January 9, 2007, and June 4, 2010. Each chapter includes an editor's note stating that President Obama repealed the ban on December 22, 2010. Although compiled before the repeal, this book provides much useful information. As the military readies to transition to open service, readers will see if any of the dire predictions made by opponents of the repeal come to pass. Cosmetic Surgery discusses liposuction, rhinoplasty, and breast augmentation, as well as nonsurgical procedures like Botox injections. With money seemingly the only obstacle to achieving the perfect you, this book helps students go beyond the media hype and weigh the complicated social, psychological, and medical issues behind cosmetic surgery. Readers will be intrigued by the concerns that the same procedures used for reconstructive surgery are deemed vain and excessive when performed for purely aesthetic purposes. The Culture of Beauty (Gale, 2009), compiled by the same editor, examines society's obsession with beauty, including the impact of cosmetic surgery. Both of these new titles offer challenging and absorbing insight into complex topics. Strong additions to high school collections.—June Shimonishi, Torrance Public Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737749595
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
02/18/2011
Series:
Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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