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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737738315
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/6/2008
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
What Alternative Transportation Strategies Are Best?
Chapter Preface     19
Ethanol Will Reduce America's Dependence on Crude Oil   Brian Jennings     21
The Claimed Benefits of Ethanol Are Unfounded   John Stossel     25
Hydrogen Has Significant Promise as an Alternative Fuel   Daniel Sperling   Joan Ogden     30
The Promise of Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel Is Exaggerated   Joseph J. Romm     41
Public Transportation Will Reduce Urban Congestion   Lester Hoel     50
Public Transportation Will Not Diminish American's Love of Cars   Joel Kotkin     55
Periodical Bibliography     62
What Transportation Policies Best Protect National Security?
Chapter Preface     64
Privatizing Airport Security Will Better Protect Passengers   Anthony Gregory     66
Privatization Will Not Resolve Airport Security Challenges   Paul C. Light     71
The United States Should Maintain Control of Ports$dThe Nation     78
Outsourcing Port Management Will Not Threaten National Security$dThe Washington Post     82
The NAFTA Superhighway Threatens U.S. Sovereignty and Security   KellyTaylor     86
The NAFTA Superhighway Is an Unsubstantiated Rumor   Philip Dine     95
Periodical Bibliography     102
What Laws Best Protect Driver Safety?
Chapter Preface     104
Seat Belts Reduce Highway Fatalities   Danielle E. Roeber     106
Seat Belt Laws Are Unnecessary   Ted Balaker     113
Motorcycle Helmet Laws Save Lives   Marian Moser Jones   Ronald Bayer     118
Motorcycle Helmet Laws Limit Personal Freedom   Jacob Sullum     130
Laws Banning Cell Phone Use While Driving Are Necessary   Joseph J. Hazewski     140
Restrictions on Elderly Drivers Are Necessary   Anastasia Niedrich     145
Restrictions on Elderly Drivers Are Unnecessary   Eli Lehrer     150
Periodical Bibliography     153
What Is the Future of Transportation?
Chapter Preface     155
Maglev Trains Have Significant Benefits   Eric Russell     157
Maglev Trains Are Impractical and Expensive$dLos Angeles Times     163
Space Elevators Will Transport People and Payloads Into Space   Keith Gerein     166
Space Elevator Development Faces Serious Challenges$dThe Economist     171
Commercial Space Travel Will Become Increasingly Common   Katherine Mangu-Ward     175
Flying Cars May Soon Take to the Air   Christopher McDougall     185
Periodical Bibliography     195
For Further Discussion     196
Organizations to Contact     199
Bibliography of Books     206
Index     211
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