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  • Dangerous Harvestby Michael K. Steinberg; Joseph J. Hobbs; Kent Mathewson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The global drug trade and its associated violence, corruption, and human suffering create global problems that include political and military conflicts, ethnic minority human rights violations, and stresses on economic development. Drug production and eradication affects the stability of many states, shaping and sometimes distorting their foreign policies.... more...

  • Understanding Marijuanaby Mitch Earleywine

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    What are we to make of the conflicting portrayals of a drug with historical origins dating back to 8,000 B.C.? Understanding Marijuana examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of this controversial substance. Mitch Earleywine separates science from opinion to show how marijuana defies easy dichotomies. Tracing the medical and political... more...

  • The Tobacco Atlasby M J. Eriksen Mackay

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 27.00

    The Tobacco Atlas is intended for anyone concerned with personal or political health, governance, politics, economics, big business, corporate behaviour, smuggling, tax, religion, internet, allocation of resources, human development and the future. It will be useful for UN agencies, governments and politicians, health officials, the media, researchers,... more...

  • Mortality amongst Illicit Drug Usersby Shane Darke; Louisa Degenhardt; Richard Mattick

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    This 2006 book is a synthetic review of the epidemiology, causes, prevalence, interventions, demography, and associated risk factors of illicit-drug-related mortality. more...

  • A Life in Smokeby Julia Hansen

    Free Press 2006; US$ 20.95

    "I accepted the certainty of my untimely death with gallows humor and a calculator. I'd read somewhere that each cigarette you smoke knocks seven minutes off your time on the planet. To amuse myself, I did the math: 153,000 cigarettes = two years of my life, up in smoke." Julia Hansen first lit up at nineteen. Twenty years later, she was editing... more...

  • Tobaccoby Harold V. Cordry

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00

    Tobacco addresses the many interrelated controversies surrounding the historical and current use of tobacco and presents a clear, objective, and thorough treatment of this contentious public health and legal issue. Is there a more prominent issue being battled out in the courtrooms of America today than that over the effects of tobacco? Multibillion... more...

  • Drugsby Paul Higate; Rhidian Hughes; Rachel Lart

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    Drugs: Policy and Politics is an accessible introduction to the links between drugs and social policy. Assessing current and recent policies and political responses, it considers the ways in which drugs policy is formulated and implemented in the UK and Europe. The book examines the dynamic context of drug policy through discussions of broader policy... more...

  • The International Committee of the Red Crossby David P. Forsythe; Barbara Ann Rieffer-Flanagan; Barbara Ann J. Rieffer-Flanagan

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 35.95

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has a complex position in international relations, being the guardian of international humanitarian law but often acting discretely to advance human dignity. Treated by most governments as if it were an inter-governmental organization, the ICRC is a non-governmental organization, all-Swiss at the... more...

  • West of Thenby Tara Bray Smith

    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...

  • Drug Smugglers on Drug Smugglingby Scott H. Decker; Margaret Townsend Chapman

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    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...