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  • Killing Pabloby Mark Bowden

    Atlantic Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    The bestselling blockbusting story of how American Special Forces hunted down and assassinated the head of the world's biggest cocaine cartel. Killing Pablo charts the rise and spectacular fall of the Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, the richest and most powerful criminal in history. The book exposes the massive illegal operation... more...

  • Positive Criminologyby Natti Ronel; Dana Segev

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    How can we best help offenders desist from crime, as well as help victims heal? This book engages with this question by offering its readers a comprehensive review of positive criminology in theory, research and practice. Positive criminology is a concept ? a perspective ? that places emphasis on forces of integration and social inclusion that are... more...

  • The Checklist Manifestoby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 11.20

    The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies?neither seems to prevent grievous... more...

  • In Search of Respectby Philippe Bourgois

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings this study of inner-city life up to date. more...

  • Ashes to Ashesby Richard Kluger

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail. Here for the first time, in a story full of the complexities and contradictions of human nature, all the strands of the historical process -- financial,... more...

  • Drought, Risk Management, and Policyby Linda Courtenay Botterill; Geoff Cockfield

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 121.95

    Australia and the United States face very similar challenges in dealing with drought. Both countries cover a range of biophysical conditions, both are federations that provide considerable responsibility to state governments for water and land management, and both face the challenges in balancing rural industry and urban development, especially in... more...

  • 102 Minutesby Jim Dwyer; Kevin Flynn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 14.00

    " 102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."?Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times... more...

  • Supporting the Private Sector and Social Partners in Response to Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...

  • Disaster Responseby Fred C. Pampel

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00

    It is impossible to ignore the relentless media reports of various human-made and natural disasters and the constant threats they pose to our society. Beyond the news headlines, recent disasters have prompted the restructuring of the U.S. government, namely the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and the reorganization of the Federal Emergency... more...

  • 5 ans de réponse aux catastrophesby Marcel-M. Boucher

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1996; US$ 18.75

    En présentant diverses expériences vécues en situation de crises ou de catastrophes, ce volume s'adresse à toute personne qui de près ou de loin joue un rôle dans la réponse aux grandes urgences : les responsables des services d'incendie, de police, de communication, de sécurité civile, les médecins,... more...