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  • Animal Rightsby Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    Dealing with a contentious topic that animal rightist attorney Gary Francione has hailed as ?the civil rights movement of the 21st century,? Animal Rights examines all sides of the debate regarding animal welfare in contemporary American society. Providing a broad overview to the topic, this invaluable reference resource helps students, teachers, librarians,... more...

  • Animal Rightsby Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    Praise for the previous edition:"...an excellent first-stop resource for research on animal rights...well organized, clearly written, and a great starting point for research...Recommended."-Choice"...comprehensive...invaluable for reports on a popular current topic."-VOYA"...[a] very complete research guide that will be most... more...

  • Biotechnology and Genetic Engineeringby Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00

    The use of biotechnology and genetic engineering has implications on all aspects of life--from the foods people eat to the way diseases are treated. As scientists and researchers discover more about this emerging field, moral concerns become a heated topic for people who question just how far this technology should reach. Biotechnology and Genetic... more...

  • Patients Rights in the Age of Managed Health Careby Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2001; US$ 54.00

    Serving as an overview, a reference book, and a research guide, this volume addresses the major issues in health delivery, the current trends, the responses to these circumstances, and the effects these will have. The book outlines the historical and legal background for understanding America's health care system. It supplies biographical profiles... more...

  • Right to Die and Euthanasiaby Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    The United States, and indeed the Western world, is bitterly divided on the issues of the right to die and euthanasia. Polls reported in 2004 indicated that between four and 10 percent of physicians helped to end a terminally ill patient's life at some time, even though such acts are against the law. Legislators, judges, and ordinary citizens have... more...

  • A to Z of Women in Science and Mathby Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 72.00

    From ancient times to the present day, scientifically inclined women in many cultures have had to battle against the traditional belief that men are more cognitively adept than women. At times throughout history, women were persecuted for their attempts to break down traditional gender barriers. Today, women scientists and mathematicians must continue... more...

  • Edward Pickering and His Women "Computers"by Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectroscopic binary star system, and cataloged more than 225,000 stars. Pickering hired women such as Henrietta Leavitt, who found a way to... more...

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