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  • Das japanische Desasterby Johannes Hano

    Herder Verlag 2011; US$ 10.49

    Erdbeben, Tsunami und Reaktor-Gau - das hochtechnisierte Japan ist über Nacht in ein Katastrophengebiet verwandelt worden. Fukushima steht für die Unkontrollierbarkeit einer Risikotechnologie und hat tiefgreifende politische und gesellschaftliche Veränderungsprozesse auch in Deutschland hervorgerufen. Das Schicksal und die Tapferkeit der japanischen... more...

  • Kettenrauchen hilft nicht gegen Eisenmangelby Oliver Skopek

    tredition 2014; US$ 18.52

    Warum ist es nur so schwer, mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören? Es ist doch absurd: Wir wollen etwas nicht, tun es aber trotzdem. Der Autor beschreibt eindrucksvoll, dass der Grund hierfür einerseits an der falschen Herangehensweise, andererseits aber auch an unzähligen Mythen und Techniken liegt, was uns aber kein Arzt oder Apotheker verrät. Warum nicht?... more...

  • Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whoresby Caron E. Gentry; Laura Sjoberg

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores takes the suggestion in Mothers, Monsters, Whores that it is important to see genderings in characterizations of violent women, and to use critique of those genderings to retheorize individual violence in global politics. more...

  • Recovery from the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disasterby Rajib Shaw

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 199.00

    A collection of articles published a year after the 26th December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami outlining how the recovery process has been taking place. more...

  • Patronage or Partnershipby Ian Smillie

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    Much has been written about the need to build local capacities in emergency and postemergency situations. Many relief programs, however, remain characterized by externality: in their funding, accountabilities, approach to management, and dependence upon expatriate staff. Reality often flies in the face of stated policy and good intentions. In reality,... more...

  • Compromised Campusby Sigmund Diamond

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 99.99

    Examines the role of the FBI in dealing with American universities regarding loyalty matters. The author has used the Freedom of Information Act to uncover instances of FBI illegal activities in this area. more...

  • Asistencia humanitaria en caso de desastresby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 1999; US$ 12.00

    Esta nueva Guía combina y pone al día varias publicaciones que la OPS había editado en los últimos 15 años. more...

  • Smoke & Mirrorsby Rob Cunningham

    International Development Research Centre 1996; US$ 25.00

    Smoke & Mirrors provides an insider's view of the Canadian tobacco war, a hundred-year old conflict that began to escalate in the 1980s. Written by a prominent antismoking advocate, the book explains how Canada emerged as a global leader in the public health crusade to regulate the powerful tobacco industry. Author Rob Cunningham exposes the industry's... more...

  • Understanding Marijuanaby Mitch Earleywine

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 30.99

    This text examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of marijuana. What are the effects, for mind and body, of long-term use? Are users more likely to abuse cocaine and heroine? What is the effect of the increasing potency of marijuana? more...

  • Tobacco-free Youthby Pan American Health Organization

    Pan American Health Organization 2000; US$ 18.00

    The first part of the book describes the scope of the tobacco problem in the Region, especially as it affects youth and adolescents. It delves into such issues as tobacco-related illnesses and reviews various approaches for substance-abuse prevention. The second part discusses the application of the "life skills" approach to programs designed to prevent... more...