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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues Paperback – March 2, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0073514468 ISBN-10: 0073514462 Edition: 14th

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Product Details

  • 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: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #714,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By college_engineer on September 18, 2010
Format: Paperback
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 By Inazuma on June 30, 2011
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Electric Hermit on 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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By Eme on October 1, 2014
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for use in my classroom
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