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  • Colombia's Narcotics Nightmareby James D. Henderson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This history of Colombia's illegal drug trade--and of the extreme violence it created--describes how in the late 1960s narcotics traffickers from the United States convinced Colombians who had no previous involvement in the drug trade to grow marijuana for export to America. By the early '70s, foreign (mostly American) traffickers began requesting... more...

  • Lighting Upby Mimi Nichter

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.10

    While the past 40 years have seen significant declines in adult smoking, this is not the case among young adults, who have the highest prevalence of smoking of all other age groups. At a time when just about everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, why do so many college students smoke? Is it a short lived phase or do they continue throughout the... more...

  • Dr. Todby Nicholas Kulish; Souad Mekhennet; Rita Seuß

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 19.12

    Man nannte ihn ?Doktor Tod? und ?Schlächter von Mauthausen?. Der SS-Arzt Dr. Aribert Heim war über Jahrzehnte der meistgesuchte NS-Verbrecher. 2009 gelang es den Journalisten Nicholas Kulish und Souad Mekhennet, seine Hinterlassenschaft in Kairo aufzuspüren. In ihrem spannend geschriebenen Buch verweben sie die Geschichte von Leben und Flucht Heims... more...

  • Rethinking Disaster Recoveryby Jeannie Haubert; Elizabeth Fussell; Timothy J. Haney; James R. Elliott; Kristen Barber; Jean Ait Belkhir; Amy Bellone Hite; Farrah Gafford Cambrice; Jennifer Day-Sully; Shiloh Deitz; Erica Dudas; Dana M. Greene; Andrea Wilbon Hartman; Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo; Pamela Jenkins; Jessica W. Pardee; Mimi Schippers; Bethany L. Van Brown

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    Written by scholars who experienced Hurricane Katrina first-hand, Rethinking Disaster Recovery analyzes issues that are still impacting residents a decade later such as discrimination, gentrification, mass privatization of public institutions, street harassment, and domestic violence. The book emphasizes social inequality in the recovery process... more...

  • Lucky Lucianoby Hickman Powell

    Barricade Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Father of Organized Crime, Lucky Luciano?born poor in Sicily, came to New York?s Lower East Side in the early 1920s. His pals were Irish, Jewish and Italian?s criminals. During WWII, Lucky made a deal with the US Government freeing him from prison, returning to Italy, working for the Allies. At war?s end back in America his Cuban Casino... more...

  • Disaster Response and Recoveryby David A. McEntire

    Wiley 2015; US$ 69.95

    Provides an overview of the various types of disasters that mayoccur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergencymanagement, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from whichpost-disaster activities may be approached. ? Includes updated chapters keeping the material freshand accessible while incorporating recent changes in policy and newresearch... more...

  • Drugs and Crimeby Richard Hammersley

    Wiley 2015; US$ 28.95

    Why are we so concerned about drugs and crime? Is the relationshipbetween drug-taking and criminal behaviour as straightforward as itis sometimes made to appear? What should be done about theproblem? This thought-provoking book argues that much current thinking aboutdrugs and crime is simplistic and misguided, because it fails totake into account... more...

  • Disaster Preparedness NYCby Olivia Maria Jovine; Vicki Ford

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    If you live in New York City, you know this great city has seen and recovered from many disasters of every scale. But if the next Hurricane Sandy, 9/11, blizzard, power outage, fire, or heat wave hits your borough, would you be ready? With Disaster Preparedness NYC , learn what it takes to be prepared and react to disaster. This book is the go-to... more...

  • Introduction to International Disaster Managementby Damon P. Coppola

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 99.95

    Introduction to International Disaster Management, Third Edition , continues to serve as the leading comprehensive overview of global emergency management. This edition provides practitioners and students alike with a comprehensive understanding of the disaster management profession by utilizing a global perspective and including the different sources... more...

  • Beyond Budsby Ed Rosenthal; David Downs

    Quick Trading Company 2015; US$ 14.99

    Beyond Buds is a handbook to the future of marijuana. Prohibition?s end has led to a technological revolution that?s generated powerful medicines and products containing almost zero carcinogens and little smoke. Marijuana icon Ed Rosenthal and leading cannabis reporter David Downs guide readers through the best new consumer products, and demonstrate... more...