Saturday, June 26, 2010

Offshore Drilling (Opposing Viewpoints Series)

While searching for information on this currently very relevant topic, I have found that there is not much pubished about offshore drilling. I was really looking for a book that would show, in layman's terms, some of the technical processes involved in offshore drilling but, as I said, there is little to be found.

However, I was thrilled to find this recently published book from the Opposing Viewpoints series. This book offers access to a diversity of opinions regarding offshore drilling. As such, it provides a springboard for discussion and further research on the topic.

Here's what the publishers have to say about the series:

For over 25 years, the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series has developed and set the standard for current-issue studies. With more than 90 volumes covering nearly every controversial contemporary topic, Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. Each title explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. By choosing from such diverse sources and including both popular and unpopular views, the Opposing Viewpoints editorial team has adhered to its commitment to editorial objectivity. Readers are exposed to many sides of a debate, which promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. In short, Opposing Viewpoints is the best research and learning tool for exploring the issues that continually shape and define our turbulent and changing world.

The book contains four chapters, each comprised of six to eight essays offering contrasting opinions. The four chapters of this book are:
  1. Is Offshore Drilling Beneficial for the United States?
  2. What are the Consequences of Offshore Drilling?
  3. What Offshore Drilling Policies Should the U.S. Government Consider?
  4. What Other Energy Policies Should the U.S. Government Consider?

The selections are authored by experts, policy makers, and concerned citizens. They include previously published articles, speeches, and book exerpts.

Appropriate for middle and high school students, this book is sure to ignite your study of this important topic. Offshore Drilling (Opposing Viewpoints)is available at Amazon.

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