Are Americans Overmedicated?, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: At Issue Series
  • Tamara Thompson
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  • ISBN-10: 073775141X
  • ISBN-13: 9780737751413
  • Shipping Weight: .55 lbs ( .25 kgs)
  • 96 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2011 | Published
 

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The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others.

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At Issue Series



The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.


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  • Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues.
  • Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.
  • Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research.

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  • Paperback Edition
    ISBN-10: 0737751428 | ISBN-13: 9780737751420

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"These books are an excellent source for middle and high school readers to enhance their critical thinking skills. They could easily be used as jumping off points for research projects and debate topics." --ARBA, 2009
— ARBA
"An excellent source for debates, discussions and reports, this series should be offered to young adults who are able to read, analyze, and think critically about the many points of view presented."--VOYA, December 2010
— VOYA
"Throughout this text keeps arguments even-tempered, information straightforward, and details unsensationalized." -- Booklist (May 2002)
— Booklist
"A wealth of diagrams and illustrations helps clarify the procedures and principles essential to understanding the discussions." -- School Library Journal (June 2002)
— School Library Journal
"The book should prove useful for research papers or debates. This is a reasoned and relatively neutral treatment." -- School Library Journal (July 2002)
— School Library Journal
"This book is great for debate material or as a writing prompt for persuasive essays. This collection is for mature readers with the critical-thinking skills needed to understand and evaluate the materials." -- School Library Journal (August 2002)
— School Library Journal
"The topic is intriguing, and the generally vehement tome of the selections provides much for students to ponder and debate." -- Booklist (Febraury 2003)
— Booklist
"Collection of starkly personal essays...First person accounts then take readers on some startling and intimate journeys. A few essays are more analytical...Some are impassioned views...In all cases, the writers include vivid details and some eye-opening viewpoints." -- Booklist (March 2001)
— Booklist
"Among the books many strengths is its inclusion of diverse, opinionated essayists who come from many professions and have varying expertise." -- Booklist (April 2001)
— Booklist
"This debate in a book give a broad overiew of the subject by leading advocates on all sides. The writing tens toward the technical style of the journals represented, making this most appealing as a research source." -- School Library Journal (June 2000)
— School Library Journal
"Contributors include doctors, psychiatrists, and members of activist groups...Arguments, which are accompanied by references are well presented and occasionally quite riveting. Lots of opinion and information worth further examination." -- Booklist (June 2002)
— Booklist
"Greenhaven's anthologies provide pertinent, original source material for researchers who are interested in varied perpectives on controversial topics. Most middle and high school libraries have books in their collections that deal with these issues, but few do so in such a clearly differentiatied, balanced manner. These slim volumes...complement and balance books that purport to deal with the topics in general or that present only one viewpoint. Recommended." -- The Book Report (March-April 2002)
— Book Report
"The At Issue series, for grades 10-12, provides a range of opinions on specific social issues, excerpted from online and print articles and speeches by government officials, journalists, doctors, professors, and others. The introduction to each book provides background on the issue and the brief, relatively up-to-date articles are helpfully prefaced by paragraph-long summaries, making the volumes even handier for students doing reports." --KLIATT, September 2007
— KLIATT
"For readers who prefer to know both sides of a perspective, Greenhaven Press presents a new series - At Issue. Experts offer their opinions on controversial subjects facing our society today. The At Issue series is for the discerning reader. If you want to be well versed and understanding on a specific topic, this series will open your mind on the many sides of an issue." -- Eclectic Book Reviews (January-April 2001)
— Eclectic Book Reviews
"This series on current issues provides full-length articles that offer a range of opinions of various controversial topics. The variety of opinions presented, along with the references provided, will help students get a sense of the various aspects of the issue and encourage critical thinking. Helpful for social studies classes and high school and public libraries, for students preparing term papers." -- Kliatt (January 2001)
— KLIATT