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- Nachtschatten Verlag 2011; US$ 9.49
Stephen Gaskin stellt aus der Optik des Alt-Hippies der ersten Stunde (Haight-Ashbury, Tennessee-Farm) das Thema Hanf in ungewohnten Aspekten dar. Es gelingt ihm die Einbettung der Pflanze im ethischen und sozialen Umfeld aufzuzeigen. Beginnend mit der geschichtlichen Aufarbeitung des Hippietums wandelt sich der Text zum Handbuch, zur Anleitung für... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.95
In June 1948, 27-year-old petty criminal Caryl Chessman was sentenced in California on two counts of sexual assault, receiving two death sentences as punishment in a case that remains one of the most baffling episodes in American legal history. Maintaining his innocence of these crimes, Chessman lived in Cell 2455, a four-by-ten foot space on Death... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 44.00
In a country long associated with the trade in opiates, the Chinese government has for decades applied extreme measures to curtail the spread of illicit drugs, only to find that the problem has worsened. Burma is blamed as the major producer of illicit drugs and conduit for the entry of drugs into China. Which organizations are behind the heroin trade?... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 124.95
This is the first book to combine academic research and field practice on urban risk reduction, specifically on the climate-related disasters in Asia. Regional, national, city and community-based studies examine issues of resilience and look at how to enhance actions at local levels and implement plans through multi-stakeholder collaboration. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 8.99
In 1995, journalist Frank Owen began researching a story on "Special K," a new designer drug that fueled the after-midnight club scene. He went to buy and sample the drug at the internationally-notorious Limelight, a decrepit church converted into a Manhattan disco, where pulse-pounding music, gender-bending dancers, and uninhibited sideshows attracted... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2011; US$ 17.00
Since the late 1990s, the United States has funneled billions of dollars in aid to Colombia, ostensibly to combat the illicit drug trade and State Department-designated terrorist groups. The result has been a spiral of violence that continues to take lives and destabilize Colombian society. This book asks an obvious question: are the official reasons... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00
The relationship between crime and community has a long history in criminological thought, from the early notion of the criminogenic community developed by the Chicago sociologists through to various crime prevention models in research and policy. This book offers a useful theoretical overview of key approaches to the subject of crime and community... more...