LGBT Youth Issues Today A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693167
Format: PDF
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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. • Addresses the major issues faced by LGBT youth, such as gaining acceptance of their sexual identity in the school environment or finding a means to survive after rejection by their family members • Examines historic societal attitudes toward same-sex relationships involving young people, allowing readers to grasp how the general population's thinking has evolved • Reviews and discusses the findings of literature on the causes of homelessness and suicidal ideation among LGBT youth • Presents examples of ways in which LGBT youth have developed the skills that enable them to deal with their unique issues and concerns • Includes an extensive list of resources and organizations that can provide additional information and assistance to both LGBT and non-LGBT individuals

Nuclear Power A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Harry Henderson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693973
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides timely and up-to-date facts, context, perspectives, and tools to make informed decisions about nuclear energy. • Surveys five decades of controversy and examines the effects of nuclear disasters • Explains why nuclear power is being proposed as an important solution to the problem of global climate change • Supplies opinions from experts and advocates regarding the future of the nuclear industry • Provides overview information on technical topics such as the nuclear power cycle, from uranium mine to waste storage; and the differences between reactor designs and their associated benefits and risks

Illegal Immigration A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Michael C. LeMay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144084013X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A valuable resource for high school, college, and general readers, this book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive examination of illegal immigration in America, addressing its complex history, comparing its occurrence today with the past, and explaining why a solution is so difficult to enact. • Discusses in detail all of the proposed solutions to the illegal immigration problem in the United States • Enables the reader, on an objective and factual basis, to compare illegal immigration of today with the immigration of the past, and to assess for themselves whether today's immigrants are any more or less likely to be able to successfully assimilate into American society and economy • Provides perspective essays by a range of scholars, "think-tank" subject experts, and advocacy activists that give voice to various sides of the issue in a contrasting point/counterpoint fashion • Documents how the U.S. federal system of three levels and three branches of government complicates any effort and approach to resolving the illegal immigration problem • Includes an extensive, annotated bibliography of print and nonprint resources that directs readers toward further reading on the topic

Hate Crimes A Reference Handbook 3rd Edition

Author: Donald Altschiller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699475
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Hate crime is a disturbing phenomenon that is the subject of constant debate, discussion, and legislation. This book helps readers understand the complex issue and see how the government and activists are proactively combating hate crime. •Presents a unique listing of audio-visual sources, including the most comprehensive annotated entries of magazine articles and other books on the topic •Provides the most comprehensive source for U.S. congressional hearings and legislation on hate crimes •Supplies a wide range of viewpoints on the philosophical and legal arguments both in support of and in opposition to hate crime legislation

Sex and Gender

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: Contemporary World Issues (Har
ISBN: 9781440854798
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sex Youth and Sex Education

Author: David Campos
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576077764
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Compiles information and views on sex education for youth, including the history of sex education in the twentieth century, sexual violence against youth, sexual orientation, and youth with disabilities, and lists resources.

School Violence A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Laura L. Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696247
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A timely investigation of the history, legislation, and perpetrators of school violence, this guide debunks the myths and misconceptions about this terrible problem of national concern. • Addresses significant milestones in legislation and policies that have been enacted to respond to and prevent school violence • Contains an informative timeline of key events in the history of school violence and prevention • Highlights key court cases as well as data related to measuring violence • Provides a compilation of best practices for the prevention of school violence • Features perspectives from diverse viewpoints, including administrators, students, and academics

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources

Author: Zachary Alden Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840894
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume provides an insightful overview of renewable and alternative energy technologies and policies in the United States and around the world. * A chronology of technological developments, events, and policies related to renewable and alternative energy * A glossary of renewable and alternative energy related concepts including Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), net metering, and stages of technology development

Space and Security

Author: Peter L. Hays
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844210
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This thorough examination of the roots and motivations for U.S. national security space policy provides an essential foundation for considering current space security issues. * Provides a succinct analysis of key current national security space issues that includes all key national security space policy statements from 1955 to the present day * Presents an extensive chronology of events from the mid-20th century to the present * Contains 45 biographies of politicians, NASA officials, and military personnel who have shaped U.S. space policy * Includes a descriptive directory of government and private organizations, including advocacy groups, government agencies, and advisory committees

Dating and Sexuality in America

Author: Jeffrey S. Turner
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095845
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A highly informative account of trends, concepts, and problems related to dating and sexuality in the United States, along with thought-provoking coverage of today's most important issues and controversies. * 32 biographical profiles describing the research of respected contributors to the fields of dating, sexuality, adolescent development, and family life * A lively and engaging timeline chronicling the historic events that shaped dating and sexuality in America, such as the birth of the drive-in movie theater, the pill, the sexual revolution, MTV, HIV/AIDS, the Internet, and Viagra