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- Free Press 2006; US$ 20.95
"I accepted the certainty of my untimely death with gallows humor and a calculator. I'd read somewhere that each cigarette you smoke knocks seven minutes off your time on the planet. To amuse myself, I did the math: 153,000 cigarettes = two years of my life, up in smoke." Julia Hansen first lit up at nineteen. Twenty years later, she was editing... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
Tobacco addresses the many interrelated controversies surrounding the historical and current use of tobacco and presents a clear, objective, and thorough treatment of this contentious public health and legal issue. Is there a more prominent issue being battled out in the courtrooms of America today than that over the effects of tobacco? Multibillion... more...
- World Health Organization 2002; US$ 27.00
The Tobacco Atlas is intended for anyone concerned with personal or political health, governance, politics, economics, big business, corporate behaviour, smuggling, tax, religion, internet, allocation of resources, human development and the future. It will be useful for UN agencies, governments and politicians, health officials, the media, researchers,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
Drugs: Policy and Politics is an accessible introduction to the links between drugs and social policy. Assessing current and recent policies and political responses, it considers the ways in which drugs policy is formulated and implemented in the UK and Europe. The book examines the dynamic context of drug policy through discussions of broader policy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 30.95
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a complex position in international relations, being the guardian of international humanitarian law but often acting discretely to advance human dignity. Treated by most governments as if it were an inter-governmental organization, the ICRC is a non-governmental organization, all-Swiss at the... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 19.95
La sclerosi multipla (SM) rappresenta la seconda causa di disabilit neurologica nel giovane adulto, dopo i traumi cranici. Negli ultimi anni, l'introduzione di nuovi farmaci, potenzialmente in grado di modificare il decorso della malattia, ha richiamato l'attenzione sui costi sociali della SM e sugli aspetti farmaco-economici. Si sono avanzati,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 20.99
A dazzling, devastating memoir about one woman's search for her wayward mother, whose past is inextricably linked with the bittersweet history of their home, Hawaii. At the center of West of Then is Karen Morgan -- island flower, fifth generation haole (white) Hawaiian, Mayflower descendant -- now living on the streets of downtown Honolulu. Despite... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 26.95
Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling examines the organizational structures of drug smuggling from Colombia to the US. Career drug smugglers describe a series of often disconnected networks that enable smugglers to best organize their business in a way that will minimize the risks of apprhension and maximize profits. more...
- World Health Organization 2008; US$ 40.00
WHO has produced a first comprehensive analysis of global tobacco use and control: The WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008. The report confirms that the global tobacco epidemic is one of the greatest public health threats of modern times, that, left unchecked, could result in one billion deaths in the 21st century. The epidemic is shifting... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00
Do we remember only the stories we can live with? The ones that make us look good in the rearview mirror? In The Night of the Gun , David Carr redefines memoir with the revelatory story of his years as an addict and chronicles his journey from crack-house regular to regular columnist for The New York Times . Built on sixty videotaped interviews,... more...