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Newton, David E.

Overview
Works: 298 works in 749 publications in 1 language and 50,322 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Encyclopedias  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QD466, 546
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David E Newton
Chemical elements : from carbon to krypton by David E Newton( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides in-depth, current and accurate information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage on recently-discovered elements 113 through 118 (now waiting approval from the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry). This new 3-vol. title provides in-depth, current and accurate information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage on elements 113 through 118 (known to exist but not yet discovered). Entries describe how the element was discovered and by whom, the element's practical role in everyday life, who or what it is named after and more
Violence and the media : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should violence in the media be limited by law? Many experts would say yes, arguing that violence on the screen and over the airwaves begets violence in the streets and in our homes. Others think government interference with the media's freedom of expression is a worse problem than the one it's supposed to correct. Who is right? This volume offers no easy answers. Instead, it supplies a balanced historical perspective, analysis of research data on both sides of the question, and careful consideration of opposing arguments. Its goal is to provide students, teachers, researchers, and general readers with the background needed to understand this complex issue. Contents include a thoughtful, thorough introduction; a chronology of major events in the development of the controversy; biographical sketches of the central figures in the debate; analysis of resolutions, studies, laws, and other documents; a directory of organizations; annotated lists of print and nonprint resources; a glossary; and an index. Comprehensive and easy to use, this volume not only provides a wealth of useful information but also points readers toward pathways for further investigation
Environmental justice : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor people, minorities, and citizens of developing nations bear the brunt of environmental hazards such as toxic waste dumps and air pollution. What should be done to change this inequitable situation lies at the heart of the movement for environmental justice. This comprehensive, up-to-date handbook explains this important movement, along with the concurrent issues and controversies. It provides a detailed chronology of key events in the development of the movement, including events associated with both the civil rights and environmental movements; biographical sketches of activists, legislators, scholars and others associated with the movement; legislation, court cases, and policy statements and recommendations; a directory of organizations; lists of print and nonprint resources; a glossary; and an index
Gay and lesbian rights : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to serve as both a one-stop information source and a guide to in-depth exploration, this engaging volume examines the controversial subject of gay and lesbian rights. Thoroughly objective in its presentation, the volume includes a chronology of significant developments in the gay rights movement, biographical sketches of important and influential people, a review of relevant legislation, and excerpts from speeches and articles on both sides of the issue. Selected print and nonprint resource listings direct readers to additional information on this complicated, emotional matter. This volume provides solid, useful information that can serve as a foundation for further research and enhanced understanding of this critical issue
Global warming : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Same-sex marriage : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Same-sex marriage continues to be a polarizing subject in the United States and other parts of the world. This new edition of Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook brings readers up to date on the status of same-sex unions from social, legal, political, and historical perspectives. According to Pew Research poll data, in 2001, the majority of Americans opposed same-sex marriage--57 percent against, 35 percent in support. As of 2015, a majority of Americans (55 percent) supported same-sex marriage, with 39 percent expressing opposition. The landmark Obergefell v. Hodges case, in which the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples, is likely further influencing opinions among U.S. citizens. Still, controversy and heated debate continues to ensue on the social, legal, and political implications of same-sex marriage. The second edition of Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook presents thorough coverage of recent changes in the legal status of same-sex marriage in the United States as well as essays that provide historical perspectives on same-sex marriage; an extensive, up-to-date bibliography; a collection of primary source documents; a glossary; and a chronology that will serve readers studying the topic. New material includes a detailed discussion of the 2015 Supreme Court of the United States decision as well as coverage of issues that have arisen as a result of the Obergefell case, such as the debate over "religious freedom" and LGBT civil rights legislation."--Publisher's description
The ozone dilemma : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This informative reference book helps readers understand the many questions and issues surrounding the depletion of the earth's ozone - its causes, consequences, and solutions." "Here, in one single, unbiased volume, are the views and opinions that will shape the world's approach to the ozone dilemma for years to come. Important scientific studies, significant papers, and international conferences are detailed, as are national and international laws and regulations pertaining to emissions and chemical pollutants. Biographical sketches of researchers and scientists who helped bring the issue of ozone depletion to the forefront of environmental concerns are included. In addition, annotated listings of organizations and resources will assist readers in further study. While not promising any easy answers, the volume delivers solid, useful information that can serve as a foundation for decision making, research, or simply enhanced understanding of this critical subject."--Jacket
Marijuana : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook examines the production, consumption, and regulation of the Cannabis plant; the plant's commercial, recreational, medicinal, and religious applications; and the various attempts to regulate the production and consumption of marijuana in the United States and other parts of the world. Additionally, it provides a detailed history of the role of marijuana in society, an even-handed presentation of the arguments for and against its legalization or decriminalization, and a comprehensive list of print and electronic resources that can be used for further research on the topic. As contention over the use of marijuana for recreational and medical purposes continues to be at the forefront of public policy debates and more U.S. states consider ballots to allow the production and consumption of marijuana under various conditions, this book will provide students and general readers with invaluable context to understand the underlying issues associated with recent efforts to change marijuana's legal status
Social issues in science and technology : an encyclopedia by David E Newton( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines controversies involving the impact of science and technology on human life including a history of how the advances have raised social, economic, political, religious, or ethical questions and various positions that now exist on each issue
DNA technology : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Readers will see how DNA technology is used to catch criminals, exonerate prisoners, identify disorders, produce more effective drugs, and enhance food production. Beyond explaining the science, the book also addresses the ethical, legal, economic, and social concerns that have been raised over the power to alter life, and gives readers context and background to think through these issues for themselves."--Amazon
Encyclopedia of cryptology by David E Newton( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the history of cryptology and its importance in world events along with such things as the key card for a hotel room door and the universal product code (barcode) used in checkout lines
Steroids and doping in sports : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emphasizing the controversy over performance-enhancing drugs in sports today, this book examines all aspects of steroid use on the human body across history, from ancient China and India to modern-day professional athletics. The use of performance-enhancing drug use in sports is never out of the news, whether it's cycling, baseball, Olympic sports, or mixed martial arts. Interestingly, the use of steroids to boost human performance stretches back to ancient times. Written by a former professor of chemistry, Steroids and Doping in Sports: A Reference Handbook provides not only information about all aspects of performance-enhancing drugs in sport, but also supplies a thorough, scientific background about the drugs themselves--the chemistry and biology of steroids, what scientists have learned about these substances, and the specific ways in which they affect the human body. The author documents the cat-and-mouse actions of the athletes and those who supply them with performance-enhancing drugs to push the envelope, and of the sport and athletic groups--such as the NCAA and the International Cycling Union--that try to monitor and control such drug use. The work also includes a chapter containing snapshot profiles of many individuals involved in steroid use scandals and organizations with an interest in topics related to steroid abuse."--Publisher's description
Fracking : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The use of fracking is a tremendously important technology for the recovery of oil and gas, but the advantages and costs of fracking remain controversial. This book examines the issues and social, economic, political, and legal aspects of fracking in the United States. Provides readers with a complete historical review of the origins, development, and expansion of the use of fracking. -- Explains the technical principles related to the use of fracking in clear, nontechnical language. -- Presents an unbiased review of the arguments for and against the use of fracking for the recovery of oil and gas. -- Supplies a summary of the history of the use of fracking in the United States
GMO food : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book provides clear, factual information and background on the history of genetically modified crops and foods, covering topics such as the historic methods of plant and animal modification (such as cross-breeding) and important discoveries in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and related fields; the social, political, philosophical, and economic issues that have arisen with these scientific advances; and the laws and regulations that have resulted from the range of attitudes about GMO foods. The book also supplies additional resources for readers performing extensive research in an annotated bibliography of books, articles, reports, and web pages
Substance abuse : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a general overview of the extensive and complex problem of substance abuse
LGBT youth issues today : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"LGBT youth are more likely to be harassed, homeless, or suicidal than their peers. The increasing numbers of LGBT teenagers who choose to live their lives as "out" youth face unique issues within their schools, families, and communities. This book provides information that will help LGBT youth overcome their challenges and give non-LGBT youth a better understanding of sexual identities different from their own. While all youth are likely to face traumatic or stressful situations in their transition to adulthood, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) youth face significant and specific challenges in their lives--a result of living in a society that has yet to accept or be comfortable with the idea of same-sex or other "non-heterosexual" attraction, especially among young people. LGBT Youth Issues Today: A Reference Handbook presents historical background on the topic, provides an up-to-date examination of the issues of concern to LGBT youth, and offers in-depth information and resources for further research. In addition to providing frank, accessible information about the problems, controversies, and solutions facing today's LGBT teenagers, the work contains a chapter of essays from informed individuals regarding same-sex relationships among youth, voicing the experiences and opinions of activists, social workers, psychologists, educators, parents of LGBT youth, and LGBT youth themselves. Also included is a chapter profiling about 20 individuals and organizations that have been involved in discussions about gay and lesbian youth, such as Tony Perkins, Kevin Jennings, Robert Parlin, the GLBT National Help Center, It Gets Better, Gay Lesbian Straight Educational Network (GLSEN), Family Pride Coalition, Out Scouts, Family Research Council, and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)."--Publisher's description
The animal experimentation debate : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reviewing the topic from antiquity to the present day, this book examines the debate over the use of animals in research in a fair and balanced way. The debate over the use of nonhuman animals in experimental research has gone on for centuries, and it continues as vigorously today as it ever has. In fact, in the last decade, the controversy has intensified, making animal testing a topic at the highest level of debate of any socioscientific issue in the United States. This book presents all sides of the issue so that readers can come to their own conclusions as to the morality and validity of animal experimentation, and provides biographies of individuals and descriptions of organizations that have been involved in the debate over the centuries. Additionally, it documents the historical shift in thinking that made animal experimentation commonplace between the time of the ancient Greeks and the 19th century, to the mindset of some who argue for an end to the practice and alternative ways of conducting medial experimentation to benefit human health."--Publisher information
World energy crisis : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a historical background for the world's current energy problems, describing how the Industrial Revolution has led us to the impending end of the "Age of Fossil Fuels," and describes possible solutions for averting a global crisis
Recent advances and issues in physics by David E Newton( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines advances in basic and applied physics research that have been reported in the final years of the twentieth century; discusses unsolved problems in physics; provides brief biographical sketches of scientists whose work is discussed; considers the impact of physics and society on each other; and includes a selection of reference materials
Sexual health : a reference handbook by David E Newton( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the major types of sexually transmitted diseases and how are they contracted and treated? How effective are different types of contraception? How do you recognize the stages of puberty? The defining feelings of sexual orientation? This candid, authoritative handbook is designed to serve young people as a reliable, enlightening source of answers to questions like these as they navigate the often confusing transition from adolescence to physical maturity. In addition to being a go-to resource on common problems related to sexual health, this welcomed volume considers a number of related issues and controversies, including sex education, the "morning after" pill, condoms in schools, and more. It also includes information on various organizations that have an interest in adolescent sexual health, as well as wide range of additional resources in print and online
 
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Chemical elements : from carbon to krypton
Alternative Names
Newton, David E.

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Violence and the media : a reference handbookEnvironmental justice : a reference handbookGay and lesbian rights : a reference handbookSame-sex marriage : a reference handbookThe ozone dilemma : a reference handbookSocial issues in science and technology : an encyclopediaDNA technology : a reference handbookEncyclopedia of cryptology