Oil Spills and Offshore Drilling

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The Compact Research series offers a concise, relevant, and conveniently organized collection of information covering a variety of topics including illegal immigration and deforestation to diseases such as anorexia and meningitis. Each book introduces a timely topic in a tightly organized format to hold readers' interest. Lively objective overviews, primary source quotes, and illustrated facts and statistics present an inviting full-color and user-friendly format.

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Overview

The Compact Research series offers a concise, relevant, and conveniently organized collection of information covering a variety of topics including illegal immigration and deforestation to diseases such as anorexia and meningitis. Each book introduces a timely topic in a tightly organized format to hold readers' interest. Lively objective overviews, primary source quotes, and illustrated facts and statistics present an inviting full-color and user-friendly format.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up—These timely volumes have up-to-date information with frequent references to the Three Gorges Dam in China (Hydropower) and the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (Oil Spills). The strong points of the books are their organization and their usability. Each volume begins with a two-page introduction to the topic, followed by an overview of approximately 10 pages and then 4 chapters, each organized around a question. Hydropower poses questions concerning the possibility of reducing dependency on fossil fuels, the impact of hydropower on the environment, how developing countries can benefit from its use, and if the oceans represent the future of hydropower. Oil Spills asks if the U.S. needs to drill offshore, if it's an environmental risk, if regulations are adequate, and discusses the future of offshore drilling. In both books, each chapter is followed by a section of primary-source quotes espousing pro and con views. Each title concludes with a "Key People and Advocacy Groups" section. These volumes are first-rate ready-reference books and excellent to use in teaching research with primary documents.—Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601521415
  • Publisher: ReferencePoint Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Compact Research Series: Energy and the Environment
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Oil Spills and Offshore Drilling at a Glance 6

Overview 8

Does the United States Need to Drill Offshore? 19

Primary Source Quotes 26

Facts and Illustrations 29

Is Offshore Drilling Too Much of an Environmental Risk? 33

Primary Source Quotes 40

Facts and Illustrations 43

Are Offshore Drilling Regulations Adequate? 48

Primary Source Quotes 56

Facts and Illustrations 59

What Is the Future of Offshore Drilling? 63

Primary Source Quotes 71

Facts and Illustrations 74

Key People and Advocacy Groups 78

Chronology 80

Related Organizations 82

For Further Research 86

Source Notes 88

List of Illustrations 91

Index 92

About the Author 96

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