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  • Highby Brian O'Dea

    Other Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    In the early 1980s, Brian O?Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, he quit the trade?and the drugs?and began working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara.... more...

  • Protection ou partenariatby Ian Smillie

    International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 35.00

    This book examines this dilemma from various local perspectives, through eye-opening case studies from Bosnia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka. In doing so, it finds real hope and real possibilities amidst the prevailing rhetoric and confusion. more...

  • Disrupted Citiesby Stephen Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Bringing together leading researchers from geography, political science, sociology, public policy and technology studies, "Disrupted Cities" exposes the politics of well-known disruptions such as devastation of New Orleans in 2005, the global SARS outbreak in 2002-3, and the great power collapse in the North Eastern US in 2003. But the book... more...

  • Besondere Probleme der Kriminologieby Hans Joachim Schneider

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 335.00

    x The second volume considers the particular problems of criminology and is divided into seven sections. Section 1 examines international problems. Political and community problems are dealt with in the second section. This is followed by social and personal issues as well as theory and method problems. The fifth section focuses on issues of... more...

  • Disaster Management and the Built Environmentby Professor Dilanthi Amaratunga

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 1999; US$ 199.00

    This e-book draws on the wide range of expertise that built environment professionals can contribute towards increasing resilience to disasters. It compiles original papers which were prepared for a panel of the Building Education and Research Conference, held in Kandalama, Sri Lanka, between 11th and 15th February 2008. The papers address different... more...

  • Genocide and International Justiceby Rebecca Joyce Frey

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00

    The term 'genocide' was coined in 1944, but it has been practiced for centuries. The intent of one people to deliberately wipe out another can be traced back to the ancient world, and it continues today despite efforts from the United Nations and international treaties such as the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of... more...

  • Tobacco Industry and Smokingby Fred C. Pampel

    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...

  • Ethics for Disasterby Naomi Zack

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 20.99

    Ethics for Disaster addresses the moral aspects of the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. The book explores how these catastrophes illuminate the existing inequalities in society, combining a unique philosophical approach with new moral thinking. Zack stresses the obligation of both individuals and government... more...

  • Critical Voices in Criminologyby David Christopher Powell

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    As more scholars in Criminology become aware that the author behind the scholarship is becoming just as important as the work itself, they are casting an ever increasing eye at the personal context in which the authors are writing. Critical Voices in Criminology provides an opportunity for figures in and around critical criminology to discuss their... more...

  • ABC of Conflict and Disasterby Anthony D. Redmond; Peter F. Mahoney; James M. Ryan; Cara Macnab; David Owen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 41.95

    This ABC introduces medicine in areas of conflict or natural disaster responding to the growing number of regions affected. Chapters deal with subjects such as earthquakes and landslides as well as nuclear incidents and biological warfare both nationally and internationally. It covers both logistical planning and medical aid as well as post-conflict... more...