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- BRILL 2000; US$ 74.00
A historical and comparative overview describing the regulations of the use of alcohol and drugs (opiates) in the USA, the UK and the Netherlands. It explains the conditions, causes and consequences of the various regulatory regimes and provides insights into their political economy. more...
- International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00
Much has been written about the need to build local capacities in emergency and postemergency situations. Many relief programs, however, remain characterized by externality: in their funding, accountabilities, approach to management, and dependence upon expatriate staff. Reality often flies in the face of stated policy and good intentions. In reality,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 89.99
A unique comparative examination of the different ways in which modern democratic societies provide welfare today, with special attention to the US, Japan, Britain, Scandinavia, West Germany, and Israel. more...
- IOS Press 2006; US$ 183.00
Natural and man-made disasters, like floods and eruptions of volcanoes, have tormented mankind since antiquity. Despite all the warning signs, it is certain that when the eruption of Vesuvius started on the morning of 24 August, CE 79, it caught the local population of Pompeii utterly unprepared for the major disaster that ultimately ruined the entire... more...
- World Health Organization 2006; US$ 13.50
The European Region is the WHO region with the highest alcohol intake in the world. Not only per capita consumption but also the disease burden from alcohol are twice the world average. Alcohol is the third-largest risk factor for death and disability in the Region and the largest risk factor among young people. The framework for alcohol policy in... more...
- World Health Organization 2004; US$ 54.00
The Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004 is a new edition of the Report published by WHO in 1999. This edition provides an update of the role of alcohol in global health and contains data not found in the earlier edition. The Report seeks to document what is known about alcohol consumption and drinking patterns among various population groups, alcohol's... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 47.00
The use of support groups in healthcare, education and also elements of commerce and industry has great potential. This book uses the conversational/tutorial approach in teaching the basic skills of running support groups. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 255.00
This volume contains the proceedings of the 32nd International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies, which was attended by global leaders in their scientific fields, advisors to presidents, defence secretaries, and high-level diplomats. Readers are invited to participate in the fascinating debate on the wide range of subjects covered including... more...
- Springer US 2006; US$ 109.00
Although many books discuss trauma and adjustment to trauma, this is the first reference to focus on schools and other related community-based networks as gateways to assisting children and families to prepare for and to cope with a large scale disaster. The text assesses risk and readiness as well as active education programs for schools, children,... more...