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- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.00
With sharp wit, self-deprecating humor, and penetrating honesty, New York Times journalist Dave Itzkoff turns a keen eye on his life with the mysterious, maddening, much-loved man of whom he writes, ?for the first eight years of my life I seem to have believed he was the product of my imagination.? Itzkoff?s father was the man who lumbered home... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 6.79
In 1995, journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on "Special K," a new designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. He went to buy and sample the drug at the internationally-notorious Limelight, a decrepit church converted into a Manhattan disco, where pulse-pounding music, gender-bending dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00
The true story of super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the documentary Cocaine Cowboys. American Desperado is Roberts? no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become--at age 22--one of the city?s leading nightclub... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2001; US$ 40.00
The Hong Kong Red Cross is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the promotion of humanitarian work in Hong Kong. Over the years, members and volunteers of the Hong Kong Red Cross have worked tirelessly to provide assistance to people in need - appealing for donations in aid of victims, promoting blood drives as well as organizing volunteer activities. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00
Albert Hoffman first synthesized LSD on November 16, 1938. When he accidentally absorbed a small quantity through his fingertips in 1943, he began a wave of experimentation that would reach its cultural heights in the academic and political mischief of Timothy Leary, the "acid tests" of the Merry Pranksters, and the musical experimentation... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 24.99
What happens to a regular guy who dopes? Surprised to learn that pro athletes aren?t the only ones taking performance-enhancing substances, journalist Andrew Tilin goes in search of the average juicing Joe, hoping to find a few things out: Why would normal people take these substances? Where do folks get them? Does the stuff really work? But these... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00
The policies of the United States government regarding illegal drug use have created controversy for decades. Policymakers have long disagreed over the costs of illegal drug use, the best ways to combat its impact on society, and even whether the "war" is worth fighting anymore. This new book provides historical context to the war on drugs... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 17.85
Birgitta Kolte überprüft die Plausibilität des Suchtkonzeptes im Tabakbereich durch problemzentrierte Interviews mit KonsumentInnen und erhebt in diesem Zusammenhang zugleich die Morphologie differenter Gebrauchsmuster. Hierbei sind einerseits sogenannte "kontrollierte" oder auch genussorientierte Konsummuster von besonderem Interesse; andererseits... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 17.85
isolierte Ecken bzw. vor die Türen der Restaurants und Kneipen verbannt wird. War das Zigarettenrauchen in den westlichen Ländern bis in die Nachkriegszeit hinein ein allgemein gebilligtes und bei bestimmten Gelegenheiten sogar - wünschtes Phänomen, so wird es spätestens seit den 1960er Jahren mit dem Hinweis auf gesundheitliche Gefahren zu einem unerwünschten... more...