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    DescriptionThe modern debate over the validity of the opposing intelligent design and evolution positions has continued for over 20 years and ended up in the courtroom more than once. Media Perspectives on Intelligent Design and Evolution seeks to present readers with an even-handed, unbiased explanation of the issues within this heated debate and show how the media subtly "frames"-or depicts-the dispute. Ideal as a reference text for high school and college students, this book examines the controversies in schools in Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Georgia; the major court decisions concerning the teaching of intelligent design in public schools; and the role of organizations such as the Discovery Institute and the National Science Teachers Association in the debate over intelligent design. Specific examples of how media such as network and cable news providers have portrayed the issue of intelligent design in schools demonstrate the powerful influence of media upon public opinion.


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    Title
    Media Perspectives on Intelligent Design and Evolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Paxton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 198
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313380648
    ISBN 10: 0313380643
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 302.23
    Libri: I-RK
    BIC subject category V2: JNF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000
    Ingram Subject Code: RK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16720
    B&T Approval Code: A33143000
    BIC subject category V2: HRAM3
    B&T Approval Code: A60290000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 231.7652
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A34301800
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    DC22: 231.7/652
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL067000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BL263 .P39 2013
    Thema V1.0: JNF, JBCT, QRAM3
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    31 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Author Information
    Mark Paxton, PhD, is professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. He received a BA in journalism from Marshall University, Huffington, WV, and his doctorate in communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. Paxton is a former reporter and editor at newspapers in West Virginia and Tennessee as well as The Associated Press.
    Review quote
    "A thoughtful reference addition for school, college, and public libraries." - Library Journal "Readers will find this volume to be a fascinating, in-depth look at a controversial issue... Although this interesting volume will be useful for journalism students at the high school or undergraduate level... Recommended." - Choice