How Dangerous Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

How Dangerous Are Performance-Enhancing Drugs?

by Lydia Bjornlund
     
 

The In Controversy series examines the complex, controversial issues of the day by breaking them into smaller pieces. By studying a specific issue, for example the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, rather than the entire stem cell research debate, students gain a more solid and focused understanding of a topic as a whole. Each book in the series provides a

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The In Controversy series examines the complex, controversial issues of the day by breaking them into smaller pieces. By studying a specific issue, for example the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, rather than the entire stem cell research debate, students gain a more solid and focused understanding of a topic as a whole. Each book in the series provides a clear, insightful discussion of the issues, integrating facts and a variety of contrasting opinions for a solid, balanced perspective. Personal accounts and direct quotes from academic and professional experts, advocacy groups, politicians, and others enhance the narrative. Sidebars add depth to the discussion by expanding on important ideas and events. For quick reference, a list of key facts concludes every chapter. Source notes, an annotated organizations list, bibliography, and index provide student researchers with additional tools for papers and class discussion.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—The authors take a controversy and examine it with a particular question in mind, thus making the material accessible for students. Both titles give an in-depth history of the topic. Chapters end with a summarization of the salient facts, text boxes highlight interesting information, and the sections covering related organizations, websites, and source notes are exhaustive. Students are sure to find reading about performance-enhancing drugs particularly interesting as many sports legends are quoted and give their opinions. These books are worthwhile additions for any libraries needing current information for reports, debate, or general interest.—Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601521262
Publisher:
ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
In Controversy Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
921,353
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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