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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...
- 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...
- 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$ 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 168.00
This book examines the geographic displacement of the illicit drug industry as a side effect of United States foreign policy. To reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin from abroad, the US has relied on coercion against farmers, traffickers and governments, but this has only exacerbated the world's drugs problems. US Foreign Policy and the War on... 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...
- Springer 2007; US$ 139.00
Komprimiert und dennoch ausführlich: Die 6., aktualisierte Neuauflage geht auf jüngste Entwicklungen und Tendenzen ein, wie z.B. Verschiebungen bei den Konsumgewohnheiten, neue Drogenarten bzw. Varietäten, missbrauchte Salbeiarten und Absinth. Damit setzt der Autor - neben den Alkaloiden - einen weiteren Schwerpunkt bei der Wirkstoffgruppe der Terpene... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 14.95
This profound yet practical guide by a veteran recovery professional goes further than any other book in pinpointing why addictions are so tenacious, how we all suffer from them to a greater or lesser extent, and the true, time-tested steps toward freeing yourself. No social problem today causes greater confusion than addiction. Whatever form it... more...