Books by Kathlyn Gay

FOOD by Kathlyn Gay
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A sobering, thought-provoking discussion that provides, yes, much food for thought. (glossary, source notes, bibliography, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
An intelligent examination of food that probes how it is produced, procured and delivered to consumers—or not. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1996

"The Gays know they can't cover it all and don't even try to, but this is a good first stop for readers looking for theoretical and practical knowledge, along with background, on an information network that has already changed their lives. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)


The Information Superhighway ($17.98; April 1996; 112 pp.; 0-8050- 3084-3): The tone is enthralled but the discourse is reasoned in this overview (complete with web site addresses and full-color screen reproductions) of the great technological leaps and lack-of- boundaries that is the ``I-Way'' today. Read full book review >

Released: May 1, 1994

Gay offers a well-informed overview of yet another set of challenging issues in this entry in the Women Then, Women Now series. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Gay's extensive experience in covering controversial issues is put to good use here. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 1, 1993

In an attempt to encourage young readers to help protect the planet, some extremely brief accounts of individuals who are making a difference. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 15, 1992

In the ``Issue and Debate'' series, a summary of the history of the legal separation decreed in the Bill of Rights, as well as an exploration of the its present status—and the political, moral, and social effects of the continuing negotiation over its often elusive boundary. Read full book review >

Released: April 1, 1992

Freelancer Gay (her many titles include Ozone, 1989) relates the history of ads, from criers and peddlers to the current bombardment. Read full book review >

DAY CARE by Kathlyn Gay
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

A social issues writer (recycling, abortion, etc.) investigates the factors in today's need for day care—divorce, poverty, the changing work force—thoroughly examining its benefits and risks and even citing some child-development experts who have changed their minds in one direction or another. Read full book review >

AIR POLLUTION by Kathlyn Gay
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

A comprehensive, up-to-date, well-balanced look at our industrialized society's poisoning of the air we breathe. Making good use of research she did for previous books on more specific topics, Gay covers a whole range of problems: urban smog (even in places considered clean), acid rain, global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, chemical poisons, radioactive pollution, and hazardous indoor air. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 1, 1991

A detailed report on how beneficial insects and microorganisms, together with careful cultivation, can reduce the use of chemical pesticides. Only a small fraction of the massive doses of chemicals applied annually ever reach their insect or disease targets; the remainder leaches through the soil and ends up in our drinking water. Read full book review >