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  • Handbook of Disaster Researchby Havidán Rodríguez; Enrico L. Quarantelli; Russell R. Dynes

    Springer 2009; US$ 89.95

    Recent disasters, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, bomb explosions in London, Hurricane Katrina, the Pakistan Earthquake, floods in Central America, and landslides in Indonesia, among many others, have resulted in an extensive loss of life, social disruption, significant economic impacts to local and national economies, and have made headline... more...

  • Highby Brian O'Dea

    Other Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    In the early 1980s, Brian O?Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, he quit the trade?and the drugs?and began working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara.... more...

  • Protection ou partenariatby Ian Smillie

    International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 35.00

    This book examines this dilemma from various local perspectives, through eye-opening case studies from Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka. In doing so, it finds real hope and real possibilities amidst the prevailing rhetoric and confusion. more...

  • Besondere Probleme der Kriminologieby Hans Joachim Schneider

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 307.00

    x The second volume considers the particular problems of criminology and is divided into seven sections. Section 1 examines international problems. Political and community problems are dealt with in the second section. This is followed by social and personal issues as well as theory and method problems. The fifth section focuses on issues of... more...

  • Genocide and International Justiceby Rebecca Joyce Frey

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    The term 'genocide' was coined in 1944, but it has been practiced for centuries. The intent of one people to deliberately wipe out another can be traced back to the ancient world, and it continues today despite efforts from the United Nations and international treaties such as the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of... more...

  • Tobacco Industry and Smokingby Fred C. Pampel

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    As the single largest preventable cause of premature death, tobacco use kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. A host of new laws has increased taxes on cigarettes and restricted smoking in public places, and U.S. smoking rates have declined. But nearly one in five adults in the United States still smokes. Despite vigorous criticism from... more...

  • Critical Voices in Criminologyby David Christopher Powell

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    These readings could provide insightful succor to social science graduate students finding their way into academe?or out of it.... Highly recommended..... more...

  • ABC of Conflict and Disasterby Anthony D. Redmond; Peter F. Mahoney; James M. Ryan; Cara Macnab; David Owen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 41.95

    This ABC introduces medicine in areas of conflict or natural disaster responding to the growing number of regions affected. Chapters deal with subjects such as earthquakes and landslides as well as nuclear incidents and biological warfare both nationally and internationally. It covers both logistical planning and medical aid as well as post-conflict... more...

  • Queen Pinby Jemeker Thompson-Hairston; David Ritz

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99

    Jemeker Thompson-Hairston paid a heavy price for her involvement in the drug game. Learning from her sources of a federal investigation, Jemeker went on the run. It was love for her young son that brought her back to Los Angeles, even though she knew she would be arrested. A subsequent 15-year sentence would cost her not only her legitimate business... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Rescueby Jayne Parsons

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 15.99

    Here is a compelling guide to the exciting world of the emergency rescue services. Dramatic full-color photographs of real incidents, equipment, clothing, and rescue techniques offer insight into the dangerous work of the heroes who risk their lives to save others. See the protective clothing that firefighters wear, the first rescue vehicles, how... more...