by Lauri S. Friedman
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Greenhaven Publishing

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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues: Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text, Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics, Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information, Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension, Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737741711
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2008
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword     5
Introduction     7
Is the World Running Out of Oil?
The World Is Running Out of Oil   Julian Darley   Amy Goodman     11
The World Is Not Running Out of Oil   Max Schulz     18
Oil Shortages Are Manufactured by Oil Companies   Paul Joseph Watson   Alex Jones     26
Oil Shortages Are a Real Threat   Paul Phillips     33
Growing Demand in Developing Nations Will Make Oil Run Out Faster   Jehangir Pocha     40
The World's Oil Supply Can Handle an Increase in Demand   George Giles     47
What Problems Come from Using Oil as an Energy Source?
U.S. Dependency on Oil Constitutes a Security Threat   Gal Luft     58
U.S. Dependency on Oil Does Not Constitute a Security Threat   Philip E. Auerswald     64
Oil Drilling Will Ruin Wildlife Refuges$dU.S. PIRG Education Fund     70
Oil Drilling Will Not Ruin Wildlife Refuges   Frank Murkowski     77
Gas-Powered Vehicles Dangerously Pollute the Environment   Douglas Houston   Jun Wu   Paul Ong   Arthur Winer     83
Gas-Powered Vehicles Burn Cleaner than Ever   Evan Griffey     91
Should Oil Be Replaced with OtherEnergy Sources?
Oil Should Be Replaced with Nuclear Power   Kevin Bullis     100
Oil Should Not Be Replaced with Nuclear Power   Jim Green     105
Oil Should Be Replaced with Wind Power   Mark Lambrides   Juan Cruz Monticelli     112
Oil Should Not Be Replaced with Wind Power   Ed Hiserodt     117
Oil Should Be Replaced with Biofuels   Jamie Shreeve     124
Oil Should Not Be Replaced with Biofuels   Brian Tokar     130
Facts About Oil     137
Organizations to Contact     141
For Further Reading     150
Index     155
Picture Credits     160

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