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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues [Paperback]

Thomas Easton
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March 2, 2010 0073514462 978-0073514468 14
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 an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource. Visit for more details.

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  • Series: Taking Sides
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin; 14 edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073514462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073514468
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #709,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Taking Sides: A good read September 18, 2010
This is a great book that tackles many current issues about the environment. I like how each topic has an argument from two opposing sides. Some of the essays can be long and boring, but for the most part they are very informative and a great discussion starter.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative June 30, 2011
By Inazuma
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I bought this for my ecology class but of course it's relevant to all of my Environmental Science courses. Like the title says, it presents "clashing views" on many different environmental issues. If you are just getting started in the field, or are simply interested in the subject, I highly recommend this. Not only will you learn about different issues, but you will also learn the main arguments about them. It's not just leftist and it's not just rightist, you'll see both sides and it will help you become truly informed. Regardless of where you stand, you will get to learn what the other side is saying. It's always good to gain perspective :)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Features lopsided arguements and false conflicts. August 14, 2013
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This book was disappointing to myself, my professor, and other members of my class. More than one of the issues it examines feature debates that aren't actually debates, arguments from two sides that aren't actually opposed once you make anything but the most casual effort to read and analyze the essays presented. Perhaps the editor didn't have access to truly opposed essays of appropriate length for each topic, but I don't see that as a valid excuse for the spurious confrontations the book includes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version is "eh." December 8, 2012
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It was required for a class of mine and was only available on Kindle for PC which froze all the time and was horrible "laggy." Now that Kindle had an update for its app, I could open it on my Asus Transformer but it still leaves much to be desired. It doesn't fit well to the screen and you have to scroll through so much you lose your place.
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