James D. Torr: essay and books

James D. Torr

All books by James D. Torr:

Genetic Engineering: Opposing Viewpoints

Genetic Engineering: Opposing Viewpoints

Is the Genetic Engineering of Humans Ethical? How Does Genetic Engineering Affect Food and Agriculture?
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Lyndon B. Johnson (Presidents and Their Decisions)

Lyndon B. Johnson (Presidents and Their Decisions)

However, as a result of his failure to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam war, Johnson chose not to run for reelection in 1968. His successes and failures as president are examined in this anthology.
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Slavery

Slavery

Slavery, one of the most divisive issues in American history, resulted in untold human suffering and a bloody civil war. This engaging anthology offers a variety of perspectives from slaves, slaveholders, abolitionists, and modern scholars.
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Abortion

Abortion

How Does Abortion Affect Women? Should Abortion Rights Be Restricted?
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Abortion

Abortion

First introduced 35 years ago, the 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...
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Civil Rights (Current Controversies)

Civil Rights (Current Controversies)

This anthology series covers today's most current national and international issues and contains the most important opinions of the past and present. The purpose of the series is to introduce the reader to all sides of contemporary controversies in an objective and comprehensive way.
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Gun Violence: Opposing Viewpoints

Gun Violence: Opposing Viewpoints

Authors debate the problem in the following chapters: How Serious Is the Problem of Gun Violence? Does Private Ownership of Handguns Increase the Threat of Gun Violence?
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Guns and Crime (At Issue)

Guns and Crime (At Issue)

Are more gun control laws necessary to reduce violent crime or are armed citizens a more effective deterrent to criminal behavior? Advocates on both sides of the gun control debate offer different perspectives on the relationship between guns and crime.
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Americans' Views About War (Examining Pop Culture)

Americans' Views About War (Examining Pop Culture)

Americans have always held ambiguous views toward war -- deploring bloodshed and destruction on the one hand, while glorifying military heroism on the other. Essays in this book examine how this ambivalence has been reflected in the popular culture of the twentieth century, from the end of World...
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U.S. Policy Toward Rogue Nations (At Issue)

U.S. Policy Toward Rogue Nations (At Issue)

Each volume includes both 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 further research.
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Is Media Violence a Problem? (At Issue)

Is Media Violence a Problem? (At Issue)

Authors debate whether the level of violence in popular television shows, movies, music, and video games is cause for concern among parents and lawmakers.
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Elvis Presley (People Who Made History)

Elvis Presley (People Who Made History)

Fulfills the standard: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions from the National Council for the Social Studies Curriculum Standards for High School Fulfills the standards: Historical Comprehension, Historical Research Capabilities, and Historical Issues-Analysis and Decision Making from the...
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Is Military Action Justified Against Nations That Support Terrorism? (At Issue)

Is Military Action Justified Against Nations That Support Terrorism? (At Issue)

Perhaps the most controversial issue surrounding terrorism is how governments should respond to it. The viewpoints in this volume discuss the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan, the Bush administration's case against Iraq, and the broader ethical issues involved in using military force to...
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Violence Against Women: Current Controversies

Violence Against Women: Current Controversies

Are Current Criminal Justice Approaches to Domestic Violence Effective? How Can Violence Against Women Be Reduced?
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Health Care: Opposing Viewpoints

Health Care: Opposing Viewpoints

President Clinton's 1993 plan to reform America's health care system was rejected by Congress and the public. But the problems of the health care system continue to make health care reform a contentious issue.
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Weapons of Mass Destruction: Opposing Viewpoints

Weapons of Mass Destruction: Opposing Viewpoints

Fulfills some or all of the national high school curriculum standards for social studies, English, science, and health.
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Sports and Athletes: Opposing Viewpoints

Sports and Athletes: Opposing Viewpoints

Fulfills some or all of the national high school curriculum standards for social studies, English, science, and health.
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Gun Control

Gun Control

High-profile school shootings across the nation have reinvigorated the debate about gun control. In the following chapters, sociologists, activists, and others debate whether stricter gun control measures would reduce the number of school shootings and other gun-related problems: Does Private...
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Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism (Lucent Terrorism Library)

Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism (Lucent Terrorism Library)

The U.S. government has implemented a variety of new security measures designed to prevent another terrorist attack on America, but civil libertarians warn that many of these measures threaten free speech, privacy, and the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the...
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Genetic Engineering (Current Controversies)

Genetic Engineering (Current Controversies)

Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of primary sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields; the authors represent the leading conservative, liberal, and centrist views. This unique approach provides students with a concise view of divergent opinions...
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Developing Nations (Current Controversies)

Developing Nations (Current Controversies)

What Role Should Industrialized Nations Play in the Developing World? What Are the Prospects for Democracy in Developing Nations?
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Ronald Reagan (Presidents and Their Decisions)

Ronald Reagan (Presidents and Their Decisions)

The 1980 election of Ronald Reagan symbolized the ascendancy of conservatism in American politics. While his admirers credit him with revitalizing the economy and winning the Cold War, Reagan's critics fiercely dispute these claims.
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Violence in the Media (Current Controversies)

Violence in the Media (Current Controversies)

Many parents, lawmakers, and researchers believe that violent movies, television programs, music, and video games contribute to the high rates of violence in American society. Authors debate the issue in the following chapters: How Serious Is the Problem of Violence in the Media?
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Drug Abuse: Opposing Viewoints

Drug Abuse: Opposing Viewoints

Presents differing opinions on the causes of drug abuse, the effectiveness of the war on drugs, drug testing, and other related issues.
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Sports and Athletes: Opposing Viewpoints

Sports and Athletes: Opposing Viewpoints

Fulfills some or all of the national high school curriculum standards for social studies, English, science, and health.
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Is Military Action Justified Against Nations That Support Terrorism? (At Issue)

Is Military Action Justified Against Nations That Support Terrorism? (At Issue)

Perhaps the most controversial issue surrounding terrorism is how governments should respond to it. The viewpoints in this volume discuss the U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan, the Bush administration's case against Iraq, and the broader ethical issues involved in using military force to...
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Drug Abuse: Opposing Viewoints

Drug Abuse: Opposing Viewoints

- Current book and periodical bibliographies - Lists of organizations to contact - Critical thinking activities and discussion questions - Illustrations, inserts, and cartoons - Titles continually revised and updated - Biographical sketch of...
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Westward Expansion (Interpreting Primary Documents)

Westward Expansion (Interpreting Primary Documents)

From the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803 to the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, America's westward expansion was marked by ambition and determination as well as racism and war. The documents in this anthology offer a range of perspectives on opportunities and...
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Responding to Attack: The Firefighters and The Police (The Lucent Library of Homeland Security)

Responding to Attack: The Firefighters and The Police (The Lucent Library of Homeland Security)

While it is the task of the intelligence community to seek out terrorists, it is the job of firefighters, police, medics, and security agents to be ready in the event of an attack. Protecting high profile targets, national infrastructure, and being prepared to deal with the fallout of an attack...
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Crime and Criminals: Opposing Viewpoints

Crime and Criminals: Opposing Viewpoints

Fulfills some or all of the national high school curriculum standards for social studies, English, science, and health.
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U.S. Policy Toward Rogue Nations (At Issue)

U.S. Policy Toward Rogue Nations (At Issue)

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

The Internet: Opposing Viewpoints

First introduced 35 years ago, the 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...
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Body Piercing and Tattoos (Examining Pop Culture)

Body Piercing and Tattoos (Examining Pop Culture)

Popular culture -- the common set of entertainment, arts, and customs shared by large segments of the population -- both reflects and influences society's values and beliefs. Popular music, fashions, movies, and other entertainment often encapsulate the attitudes of the mass culture.
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Race Relations: Opposing Viewpoints

Race Relations: Opposing Viewpoints

Is Racism a Serious Problem? What Should the Government Do to Improve Race Relations?
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Violence in Film and TV (Examining Pop Culture)

Violence in Film and TV (Examining Pop Culture)

From the Roman gladiatorial fights to plays of Shakespeare, violence has always been a prominent theme in popular entertainment. This volume examines how modern film and television have made images of violence more prevalent than ever before -- and whether something should be done about it.
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How Does Religion Influence Politics? (At Issue)

How Does Religion Influence Politics? (At Issue)

One of the biggest divisions in American politics is between religious and secular voters. Viewpoints in this anthology offer a range of opinions on the role of religion in politics, and how religious views shape specific issues such as same-sex marriage and stem cell research.
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Americans' Views About War (Examining Pop Culture)

Americans' Views About War (Examining Pop Culture)

Americans have always held ambiguous views toward war -- deploring bloodshed and destruction on the one hand, while glorifying military heroism on the other. Essays in this book examine how this ambivalence has been reflected in the popular culture of the twentieth century, from the end of World...
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The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

A simplified retelling of the Mark Twain classic in which young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places and each learns something about the other's very different station in life.

T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot

Each book in the Bloom''s Major Poets series covers three to six poems offering a variety of viewpoints by different critics on the important aspects of each work. These guides introduce critical analysis to students of poetry.'

Learning and Cognition

Learning and Cognition

A complete survey of all aspects of human learning and cognition, from the simplest phenomena of conditioning to complex decision making, this text also explores the biological bases of learning and cognition at all levels from a balanced theoretical perspective. Using exceptionally clear...