Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

by Tamara L. Roleff

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School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up- Each of these comprehensive guides contains a thorough explanation of the scientific field and dispassionately presents the arguments for and against its practices. The format is identical in each, and includes an overview, several long chapters examining subtopics, and a chapter on key organizations. What makes the books different is that each discussion chapter ends with a collection of primary-source quotes as well as clear, colorful illustrations, including maps, charts, graphs, and photographs that provide excellent visual aids. Unlike the "Opposing Viewpoints" series, which contains longer essays, allowing each writer the chance to make a persuasive argument, these titles summarize the opinions from each side in individual entries such as "Are Animal Experiments Conducted Humanely?" and "What Policies Should Govern Genetic Engineering?" If a teacher's goal is for students to learn to research, these books will completely undermine that effort. If the goal is for students to take a controversial topic, learn about it, and write persuasive arguments of their own, these titles will be a goldmine.-Denise Schmidt, San Francisco Public Library, CA

Product Details

Referencepoint Pr Inc
Publication date:
Compact Research Series
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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