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Taking sides. Clashing views on environmental issues

Author: Thomas A Easton
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, ©2013.
Series: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 15th edView all editions and formats
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Overview: Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an Exploring the Issue section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, and Additional Resources. Taking Sides readers also  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Easton
ISBN: 9780073514512 0073514519
OCLC Number: 707964111
Description: xxxviii, 361 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Should the precautionary principle become part of national and international law? --
Is sustainable development compatible with human welfare? --
Do ecosystem services have economic value? --
Should North America's landscape be restored to its prehuman state? --
Should the military be exempt from environmental regulations? --
Will restricting carbon emissions damage the economy? --
Is global warming a catastrophe that warrants immediate action? --
Should we drill for offshore oil? --
Is shale gas the solution to our energy woes? --
Is renewable energy really green? --
Are biofuels a reasonable substitute for fossil fuels? --
Is it time to revive nuclear power? --
Do we have a population problem? --
Does commercial fishing have a future? --
Can organic farming feed the world? --
Should society impose a moratorium on the use and release of synthetic biology organisms? --
Do environmental hormone mimics pose a potentially serious health threat? --
Should the superfund tax be reinstated? --
Should the United States reprocess spent nuclear fuel?
Series Title: Taking sides.; McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Other Titles: Clashing views on environmental issues
Environmental issues
Responsibility: selected, edited and with introductions by Thomas A. Easton.

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