Greenhaven Press has launched a new series of books for young people called “Critical Thinking about Environmental Issues.” Unlike many environmental books found in schools today, this series offers objective and balanced discussions of controversial issues. PERC Senior Associate Jane S. Shaw is the editor for the series.
Each book squarely addresses the controversies surrounding its topic. In Endangered Species, author Randy T. Simmons explores the difficulties of knowing how many species are actually endangered, looks at various efforts being made to save species. Simmons also raises the question of whether there is an underlying conflict, “species vs. people,” that obstructs the resolution of problems.