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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...
- 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...
- 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...
- SAGE India 2010; US$ 49.95
This book de-myths the oft repeated claim of natural disaster and puts forward socio-economic factors as the cause for the recurrence of disasters. With this framework, the author examines the popular notion of the Vulnerable India in psycho-geographical terms and unmasks the dimensions of vulnerability itself. In doing so the author foregrounds... more...
- Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2004; US$ 14.99
Cet ouvrage est consacré au parcours de vie des usagers réguliers et fréquents de cocaïne. Plus spécifiquement, les auteurs se sont fixés deux objectifs. Un premier consiste à mieux comprendre la trajectoire des consommateurs coutumiers de cocaïne en analysant les dynamiques qui sous-tendent ce processus. Ceci fait, il est alors possible d?approfondir... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned , began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Those conversations would last three years, during... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 24.95
Kate Holden's bestselling memoir In My Skin told the gripping story of her slide into heroin addiction and prostitution, and her gruelling recovery. When Kate decides to leave her past behind in Melbourne, it is the beginning of a new journey. Sexy, dark, and intoxicating, The Romantic is Kate's search for a new truth. 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$ 25.00
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...