WorldCat Identities

Torr, James D. 1974-

Overview
Works: 73 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 33,968 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: R726, 796
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Most widely held works by James D Torr
Genetic engineering : opposing viewpoints by TME( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How will genetic engineering affect society? -- Is the genetic engineering of humans ethical? -- How does genetic engineering affect food and agriculture? -- How should genetic engineering be regulated?
Euthanasia : opposing viewpoints( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- Current book and periodical bibliographies- Lists of organizations to contact- Critical thinking activities and discussion questions- Illustrations, inserts, and cartoons- Titles continually revised and updated- Biographical sketch of authors- Paper and durable library bindings
Weapons of mass destruction : opposing viewpoints( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing the spread of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons has become one of the main goals of U.S. defense policy, driving both homeland security initiatives and confrontations with rogue states. The viewpoints in the volume examine WMD threats from terrorist groups and "axis of evil" nations
Extremist groups : opposing viewpoints( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- Current book and periodical bibliographies- Lists of organizations to contact- Critical thinking activities and discussion questions- Illustrations, inserts, and cartoons- Titles continually revised and updated- Biographical sketch of authors- Paper and durable library bindings
Drug abuse : opposing viewpoints by Tamara L. (Book Editor) Roleff( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By presenting a wide variety of opinions on the topic, this book aims to give the reader an understanding of the issues surrounding drug abuse and why efforts to deal with the problem are often so controversial."
Gun violence : opposing viewpoints( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides arguments from both sides of such topics as gun control, private ownership of handguns, gun licensing, and the responsibilities of gun manufacturers
Problems of death : opposing viewpoints( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the following questions: Is suicide immoral? Should society condone physician-assisted suicide? Is abortion ethical? Is capital punishment just?
Gambling : opposing viewpoints( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty-one essays in which the authors present opposing viewpoints on issues related to gambling, discussing whether gambling is immoral, the extent of the problem of compulsive gambling, the effect of legalized gambling on communities, and government regulation
Sports and athletes : opposing viewpoints( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains twenty essays that provide various perspectives on sports and athletes, debating the benefits of sports to children, whether college sports should be reformed, the problem of discrimination in sports, and drug use
Crime and criminals : opposing viewpoints( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. crime rates fell for most of the 1990s, but sociologists warn that these downward trends cannot continue indefinitely
Health care : opposing viewpoints( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pro and con essays discuss health care reform, the effects of managed care, and government health care initiatives
Abortion : opposing viewpoints by James D Torr( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores opposing viewspoints dealing with abortion
Violence in film and television by James D Torr( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses issues related to violence in the media, especially the impact that the prevalence of violence has on society
Violence in the media by James D Torr( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines various issues regarding media violence
Medical ethics( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As medical technology advances, doctors are faced with increasingly complex decisions about life and death. The authors in this anthology debate what principles should guide physicians' conduct in the following tentative chapters: What Ethics Should Guide Organ Donations? Are Reproductive Technologies Ethical? Is Human Cloning Ethical? Does Physician-Assisted Suicide Violate Medical Ethics?
Violence against women( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays assess the extent of violence against women, discuss causes of the problem, evaluate the effectiveness of current laws, and explore possible solutions
Alcoholism( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of articles and readings on alcoholism that examine the issue thrugh diverse social, medical, and political viewpoints
China : opposing viewpoints( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the problems facing China, its stand on democracy and human rights, the potential threat China poses to the U.S., and China's foreign policy from a variety of viewpoints
The 1980s( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fulfills the standards: "Culture," "Individuals, Groups, and Institutions," "Power, Authority, and Governance," and "Science, Technology, and Society" from the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards for High School. Fulfills the standards: "Chronological Thinking," "Historical Comprehension," "Historical Analysis and Interpretation," and "Historical Research Capabilities" from the National History Education Standards for American History, Grades 5-12
Teens and alcohol( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors debate ways the government should deal with the problem of underage drinking and discuss the varied approaches to preventing teen alcohol abuse
 
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Euthanasia : opposing viewpointsWeapons of mass destruction : opposing viewpointsDrug abuse : opposing viewpointsGun violence : opposing viewpointsGambling : opposing viewpointsSports and athletes : opposing viewpointsCrime and criminals : opposing viewpointsHealth care : opposing viewpoints