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  • Campaign and Election Reformby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    Campaign and Election Reform deals with a large range of issues related to this topic. It examines important questions such as how candidates raise campaign funds and what contributors expect from them in return; whether there should be legal limits on how much money candidates can raise or spend; and the role of corporations, unions, and other well-funded... more...

  • Global Terrorismby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00

    As the first phase of the "war on terrorism" ended with at least a partial victory over the Taliban and al-Qaeda, a new phase opened. This new phase focuses attention on the ability of dispersed al-Qaeda members to carry out attacks on targets throughout the world, as well as the many other terrorist groups and regional "hot spots"... more...

  • Gun Controlby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00

    Each volume of the Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a complete first-stop resource for research on important issues and events, many of which strongly affect the United States. Clearly written and organized, the books give the researcher an objective overview of the subject and a wealth of information in a variety of formats, as... more...

  • Privacy in the Information Ageby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 54.00

    Privacy can mean different things to different people. It can mean seclusion, or it could mean the ability to control access to personal information. Most Americans expect that a letter will get to its destination unopened and that no one will be allowed to secretly listen in on phone calls without a court order. If the police suspect someone has committed... more...

  • Capital Punishmentby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00

    Praise for the previous edition:"Essential for all libraries."—Choice With recent advances in DNA testing of stored forensic evidence and ongoing efforts by volunteer advocates, more and more inmates have been found innocent, and opponents of the death penalty argue that many more may be executed for crimes they did not commit if the laws... more...

  • Drug Abuseby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 54.00

    Drug Abuse explores all aspects of this complex and important issue in an unbiased and well-organized manner. It identifies specific drugs and covers the history of U.S. drug regulation, current approaches to treating addiction, and the way drug abuse has shaped public policy. This valuable reference examines laws such as the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act... more...

  • Richard Feynmanby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Described by his peers as the "finest physicist of his generation," Richard Feynman defied scientist stereotypes. This brash New York-born American physicist startled the more conservative giants of European physics with his endless ability to improvise. Indeed, later in life, Feynman became an accomplished bongo player. Feynman's legacy... more...

  • Alan Turing: Computing Genius and Wartime Codebreakerby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 42.00

    Alan Turing: Computing Genius and Wartime Codebreaker offers a voyage through the mathematician's mind and thought processes and invites readers to explore mathematics, computing, artificial intelligence, and codebreaking. Researchers will find sidebars that highlight points of interest and relevant ideas, a timeline that draws attention to key... more...

  • The Curie Familyby Harry Henderson

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    Marie and Pierre Curie, their daughter Ir ne Joliot-Curie, and her husband Fr d ric Joliot-Curie were one of science's most remarkable and influential families. Their painstaking research into the mysteries of radioactivity allowed scientists to reach a new understanding about the structure of atoms and opened a new field of medical treatment.... more...

  • Nuclear Power: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Editionby Harry Henderson

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    In the 21st century, nuclear power has been identified as a viable alternative to traditional energy sources to stem global climate change, and condemned as risky to human health and environmentally irresponsible. Do the advantages of nuclear energy outweigh the risks, especially in light of the meltdown at the Fukushima plant in 2011? This guide... more...