Garbage and Waste (Current Controversies Series)

Garbage and Waste (Current Controversies Series)

by Charles P. Cozic
     
 

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The Current Controversies Series � reviews complex and timely issues through a variety of articles and book excerpts �These are high in quality. The articles have been selected for their long-range applicability as well as for their representation of different perspectives. Short quotes in bold type break up the long passages of text. The format will appeal to… See more details below

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The Current Controversies Series � reviews complex and timely issues through a variety of articles and book excerpts �These are high in quality. The articles have been selected for their long-range applicability as well as for their representation of different perspectives. Short quotes in bold type break up the long passages of text. The format will appeal to students, who will also like the annotated table of contents and comprehensive overviews that introduce some of the chapters. These are excellent resources for research or debate that will rouse students interested in contemporary and controversial topics.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 10 UpThere's plenty of fodder here for heated classroom debates about recycling, hazardous waste, government regulations, and garbage in general. Twenty-nine essays range from carefully reasoned arguments backed by statistics to unsubstantiated generalizations. Their styles of presentation and attack vary widely enough to be the subject of a discussion of debating techniques and their effectiveness. Drawn from speeches, periodical articles, and industry reports, nearly all were originally published in 1995 or 1996. Groups of three or four essays on roughly the same side of an issue are presented with the same number of their opponents' views. Balancing articles generally do not answer one another point for point. An abstract of each essay appears in the table of contents, and a useful book and periodical bibliography and well-detailed index are appended. A list of "Organizations to Contact" includes the summaries of some 17 groups' purposes and activities. Oddly, the Canadian Wildlife Federation is listed, but not the (U.S.) National Wildlife Federation. While The Environmental Crisis (Greenhaven, 1991) provides additional stimulation through critical-thinking activities and bitingly satirical cartoons, Garbage and Waste lets the authors' opinions stand alone with no criteria for judgment. It is a good, current, supplemental purchase.Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565105669
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Series:
Current Controversies Series
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.83(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

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