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Endangered Species

Endangered Species

by Cynthia A. Bily
     
 

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issues. Relevant Web sites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

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School Library Journal

Gr 5-10

This book exposes readers to diametrically opposed views, guides critical thinking, and dissects arguments to assist in the formation of personal views. The articles were written by various experts and proponents and go far in showing both points of view. They touch on general issues such as the importance of protecting wildlife and the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act, and more specific issue-related articles on the world's fish population, extinction of polar bears, tiger farms, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, loss of the world's rainforests, and the military's use of sonar. The articles are well chosen and interesting, and the color photographs, graphs, and maps add substantially to the visual appeal and content. The book concludes with facts about endangered species, organizations to contact, and an excellent further-reading section. An illuminating presentation that will improve critical-thinking skills.-Nancy Call, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, Aptos, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780737738490
Publisher:
Gale Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/14/2007
Series:
Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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