9781413008111

Topics for Today with Infotrac

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  • ISBN13:

    9781413008111

  • ISBN10:

    1413008119

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/29/2004
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

These best-selling, academic skills texts systematically develop students' reading and vocabulary skills through engaging themes and intensive practice. Students learn successful reading strategies and are further prompted to build proficiency in their writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Table of Contents

Skills Chart viii
Preface xii
Introduction xv
Acknowledgments xix
UNIT 1: Society: School and Family
1(74)
Chapter 1
2(21)
Hop, Skip . . . and Software?
3(13)
Victoria Irwin
Program to Bring Laptop Computers to Rural Schools
16(7)
Melissa Nelson
Chapter 2
23(26)
My Husband the Outsider
25(13)
Marian Hyun
Unwelcome in Chinatown
38(11)
Amy Wu
Chapter 3
49(26)
Beyond Rivalry
50(14)
Elizabeth Stark
Middle Children and Their Position in the Family
64(11)
Dr. Kevin Leman
UNIT 2: Influences on Our Lives: Nature Versus Nurture
75(70)
Chapter 4
76(21)
Who Lives Longer?
77(11)
Patricia Skalka
More Senior Citizens, Fewer Kids
88(9)
Jessie Cheng
Chapter 5
97(21)
The Mindset of Health
99(12)
Ellen J. Langer
How to Behave in a Hospital
111(7)
Gloria Emerson
Chapter 6
118(27)
Small Wonders
120(13)
Andrew Marshall
Reading at 8 Months? That Was Just the Start
133(12)
Michael Winerip
UNIT 3: Technology and Ethical Issues
145(70)
Chapter 7
146(21)
Assisted Suicide: Multiple Perspectives
146(2)
Amy Bernstein
Matters of Life and Death
148(12)
Dr. Francis Moore
Should Doctors Be Allowed to Help Terminally III Patients Commit Suicide?
160(7)
Derek Humphry
Daniel Callahan
Chapter 8
167(21)
Trading Flesh around the Globe
167(2)
Sales of Kidneys Prompt New Laws and Debate
169(19)
Terry Trucco
Chapter 9
188(27)
The Gift of Life: When One Body Can Save Another
190(13)
Lance Morrow
Two Parents Offer Their Daughter the Breath of Life---to No Avail
203(12)
UNIT 4: The Environment
215(76)
Chapter 10
216(23)
Playing with Fire
217(13)
Laura Lopen
Taking Two Steps Back
230(1)
Mac Margolis
Taking Two Steps Back
230(9)
Mac Margolis
Chapter 11
239(22)
Wilder Places for Wild Things
240(12)
Sharon Begley
Predators on the Prowl
252(9)
Marc Peyser
Daniel Glick
Chapter 12
261(30)
A Nuclear Graveyard
261(17)
Betsy Carpenter
A Nuclear Graveyard (excerpt)
278(13)
Index of Key Words and Phrases 291(6)
Skills Index 297

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