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Oil

A Groundwork Guide

by James Laxer, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: politics & government, general (see also headings under animals or technology)

This book explores today’s global dependency on oil and reveals the sobering realities of the relationship between oil, politics and money. An excellent introduction for young adults.

Oil, our main source of energy, underlies the world's economy. In the twentieth century its availability and relatively low price allowed for the industrial growth a …

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Pornography

A Groundwork Guide

by Debbie Nathan, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: media studies, sociology

Informative and thought-provoking, this book from one of the most interesting and original thinkers currently looking at human sexuality provides a fresh view of pornography. Clearly and concisely written for young adults.

Pornography addresses a very important issue in a rational, analytical manner. Society tells us that we aren't supposed to look …

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Empire

A Groundwork Guide

by James Laxer, series edited by Jane Springer
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: politics & government

 A fascinating look at empires and imperialism, and the new kind of empire the United States has become. An excellent introduction for young adults.

The United States presides over the most far-flung imperial system ever established. Empire compares the American Empire to those of the past, finding that much can be learned from the fates of the Brit …

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