Gr 8 Up-This collection of documents approaches the topic from various directions. Chapter headings include, "Is Violence Against Women in the United States a Serious Problem?" "What Causes Violence Against Women?" "Are Current Approaches to Reducing Violence Against Women Effective?" and "What Is the Extent of Violence Against Women Worldwide?" Articles in each section present opposing viewpoints. The section on the causes of violence against women, for example, includes articles on the nature argument, assuming that men are biologically disposed to violence, and the nurture argument, suggesting that pornography and patriarchy are to blame for the prevalence of violence. Contributors include men and women, feminists and antifeminists, activists, scholars, journalists, and social workers, and the articles are derived from scholarly journals, newsletters, magazines, Web sites, and keynote addresses. The majority of them are excerpts that are short, clear, and digestible. This volume presents the issue in a balanced fashion. The list of organizations to contact and the up-to-date bibliography are useful additions.-Laura Reed, Kitchener Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.