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- John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 5.08
To Britain?s criminal underworld, Freddie Foreman is the Godfather. Held responsible for the gangland killings of Ginger Marks and Frank ?The Mad Axeman? Mitchell, he was the punisher to those who broke the underworld?s strict code of conduct. Foreman?s dramatic kidnap and arrest for Britain?s biggest cash robbery made headlines around the world,... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99
Your thorough guide to comprehending and combating crime Are you fascinated by criminology, forensics, and detective work? This you-are-there guide takes you deep into the world of crime, giving you a better understanding of the dark recesses of the criminal mind and how law enforcement officials investigate crime. You'll gain real-world knowledge... more...
- Shell Education 2011; US$ 8.99
Clara Barton always wanted to help others. As a child, she nursed her brother who had fallen from a rooftop. As an adult, she took care of soldiers in the Civil War. Later, she brought the Red Cross to America. Thanks to Clara, people can get help from the Red Cross when disaster strikes! 32 pages more...
- Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, generated a great deal of discussion in public policy and disaster management circles about the importance of increasing national resilience to rebound from catastrophic events. Since the majority of physical and virtual networks that the United States relies upon are... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok – until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict?s personal supply of heroin. She didn?t even make it onto the plane. In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full... more...
- HarperCollins 2006; US$ 13.99
In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. Yet those wind-torn hours represented only the first stage of the relentless triple tragedy that Katrina brought to the entire Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama. First came the hurricane,... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 70.00
The Asian tsunami in December 2004 severely affected people in coastal regions all around the Indian Ocean. This book provides the first in-depth ethnography of the disaster and its effects on a fishing village in Tamil Nadu, India. The author explores how the villagers have lived with the tsunami in the years succeeding it and actively worked to... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95
The incredible and complex history of opium throughout the world. Opium has played a dramatic and varied role in human history, inspiring religious veneration, scientific exploration, the bitterest rancor, and the most fanciful ecstasy. Now, authors Jeff Goldberg and Dean Latimer have provided a complete, insightful history of opium. Flowers in... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Early in the morning of September 5, 2002, camouflaged and heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on a terraced marijuana garden ? a medicinal and spiritual refuge for the sick and dying. The DEA raid on the Wo/Men?s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a sanctuary for severely ill patients who were using marijuana as medicine, stirs... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
When the Nuclear Safety Commission in Japan reviewed safety-design guidelines for nuclear plants in 1990, the regulatory agency explicitly ruled out the need to consider prolonged AC power loss. In other words, nothing like the catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was possible?no tsunami of 45 feet could swamp a nuclear power... more...