Gerdes, Louise I. 1953-
Most widely held works by Louise I Gerdes
The Patriot Act : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
Presents differing views on whether the Patriot Act protects national security, violates civil liberties, and whether it should or should not be expanded.
Media violence : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
Presents varying opinions about whether media violence is a problem in the United States, whether it should be controlled by the government, and other ways to handle the situation.
Child abuse : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
The authors in this anthology examine the nature and scope of child abuse, including child abuse in the Catholic Church. They also explore possible causes and debate what policies will help reduce child abuse.
Drunk driving ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
Discusses drunk driving.
Gangs : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,185 libraries worldwide
Provides a collection of articles offering a variety of viewpoints on the subject of gangs.
Genetic engineering : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
Authors share their views about the risks and benefits of genetic engineering, presenting information on genetically engineered crops, the regulation of genetic engineering, and the impact of cloning on society.
Endangered oceans : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
The oceans are a valuable global resource, but are vulnerable to pollution, overfishing, and other human activities. The collection includes views of scientists, policy makers, and other experts debating the future of the world's oceans.
Addiction : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
Authors in this newly updated anthology debate controversies surrounding the concept of addiction, including what behaviors should be considered addictive, what causes addiction, what treatments are most effective, and whether the government should intervene to reduce the costs associated with addiction.
The homeless ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
In this collection of articles authors debate how serious the homeless problem is, why people become homeless, and what policies will best reduce homelessness.
Prostitution and sex trafficking ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 953 libraries worldwide
Battered women ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
This book explores the nature and scope of violence against women as well as possible solutions to this long-standing problem.
Cyber crime ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Presents a series of essays with varying viewpoints on the subject of computer crime. Includes a list of organizations to contact.
War : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Authors in this newly updated anthology debate controversies surrounding the causes and conduct of war, including under what circumstances war is justified, how prisoners and civilians should be treated, and what measures, if any, will prevent wars.
Sexual harassment ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
Contains a selection of primary source documents that represent all sides of the debate over sexual harassment, discussing the severity of the problem, the causes, and the legal ramifications.
Marijuana ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
Essays discuss the controversies surrounding marijuana covering such topics as its medical use, effects, and if it should be legalized.
Pollution : opposing viewpoints ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 859 libraries worldwide
Debates several controversial questions, including whether various forms of pollution continue to be a serious problem, whether pollution poses a public health threat, and what policies and programs will best reduce pollution.
Rogue nations ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Provides a collection of essays with varying viewpoints on the subject of potentially threatening, unpredictable countries, covering such topics as nuclear security, terrorism, genocide, and preemptive force.
Globalization ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
Authors in this anthology debate controversies surrounding the impact of globalization on culture, on political processes and relations, and on developed and developing economies. The selections in this anthology also explore various globalization policies.
Humanity's future ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of essays exploring varying viewpoints on the future of human life, discussing such topics as the role of technology, the energy crisis, global warming, overpopulation, threats to world health, and nuclear weapons.
Endangered oceans ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
From Booklist: "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model-not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, the selections-by experts, policy makers, and concerned citizens-include complete articles and speeches, long book excerpts, and occasional cartoons and boxed quotations-all up to date and fully documented. The editing is intelligent and unobtrusive, organizing the material around substantive issues within the general debate. Brief introductions to each section and to each reading focus the questions raised and offer no slick answers."
Abused wives Abused women Addicts Child abuse Child abuse--Investigation Child molesters Civil rights Cold War (1945-1989) Compulsive behavior Computer crimes Drunk driving Economic history Firearms and crime Gangs Genetic engineering--Moral and ethical aspects Genetic engineering--Social aspects Gun control History Homelessness Homeless persons International relations Juvenile delinquency Juvenile works Korea (North) Marine pollution Marine resources conservation Mass media Mass media and youth Military policy National security--Law and legislation Ocean--Environmental aspects Political science Pollution Pollution--Health aspects Prostitution Prostitution--Social aspects Sexual harassment--Law and legislation Sexual harassment of men Sexual harassment of women Social conflict Sources Substance abuse Substance abuse--Government policy Terrorism--Prevention Transportation and state United States Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001 (United States) Violence War Wife abuse