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- 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...
- 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$ 17.00
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...
- Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 36.00
According to a 2007 study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, approximately 21 per cent of eighth graders and 48 per cent of 12th graders reported using illegal drugs in their lifetime. Providing young people with the facts about the dangers of drug abuse is the best way to help them make good decisions. "How to Say No to Drugs"... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 34.99
Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. Part I: The Development, Composition and Behavior of the World Opiate Market. 2. The Past as Prologue: The Development of the World Opiate Market and Rise of the International Control Regime. 3. 4. Did the Taliban's Ban Really Matter?. 5. Keeping Track of Opiate Flows. Part II: Country Studies. 6. Afghanistan... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 8.99
Foreword. Preface. 1. Crash and Rescue. Above the city, steeped in misery. Back from the edge. Substance abuse and addiction defined. Addiction is a disease. A hellish journey. 2. The Early Days of Using. My not-so-shady past. A forbidden sip. One puff leads to another. My uncertain future. Heroin. A rite of passage versus the slippery slope to addiction.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 14.99
This compact and innovative book tackles one of the central issues in drug policy: the lack of a coherent conceptual structure for thinking about drugs. Drugs generally fall into one of seven categories: prescription, over the counter, alternative medicine, common-use drugs like alcohol, tobacco and caffeine; religious-use, sports enhancement; and... more...