Author: Vincent Lebot
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Release Date: 1997-02
Genre: Health & Fitness
This complete guide to kava describes its centuries-long use in the religious, political, and economic life of the Pacific islands and summarizes the literature and research on a plant that is now considered a comparable or superior alternative to anti-stress prescription drugs.
Author: Bradley J. Borougerdi
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2018-11-19
This study examines the cultural history of cannabis and its various uses in the Atlantic world over the past two centuries. The author analyzes the Orientalist mindset that colored Western reception of the plant in the nineteenth century and the cultural associations that informed public perception and policy in the twentieth century.
Author: Nancy E. Marion
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Political Science
Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades
Marijuana for Dopes is the fascinating history of humankind's use of pot, from warrior women and trembling kings in ancient indochina to outflaw accountants outside the M25. Read all about: What Is this Stuff? - The Secret History of Marijuana - Marijuana in Europe & the West - Religious & Spiritual Users - Medical Pot - Industrial Pot - Cannabis Culture and the New Millennium - and much more
"In a globalized world, people, ideas, organizations, and commodities - including drugs - flow rapidly from place to place and are tied together through the market, advanced communication systems, and rapid transportation technologies. Drug distribution and use both reflect and reinforce an exploitive political economy that has connected the West with developing nations since the rise of capitalism." "Singer examines the impact of legal and illegal drug distribution and use on relations among richer and poorer nations, in particular their influence on social and economic development in the Third World. Guided by a critical perspective and drawing on his own crosscultural research in Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, Singer analyzes drug-related developmental challenges around the world and assesses the impact of licit and illicit drug use, drug trafficking, the War on Drugs, and drug-related health consequences like HIV/AIDS."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Release Date: 1995-10-25
Genre: Book editors
No other book gives aspiring authors the inside scoop on the names and specialties of acquisitions editors. This vital information makes all the difference when submitting a book proposal or manuscript by keeping writers of all genres on top of the rapidly changing world of publishing. Who's moved where, who's new to the scene, who's gone for good--it's all here in one big volume.
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Release Date: 1996-09-25
Genre: Authors and publishers
This book contains the names and addresses of acquisitions editors at top publishing houses, as well as their area of expertise and information on top literary agents. First time and experienced authors will find the information they need to get their "big break" in the writing business instead of having their manuscripts end up in the slush pile.
Author: Julia Buxton
Publisher: Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Publishing Company
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Drug abuse
This scholarly examination of the worldwide web of narcotics today provides students, social workers, health providers, law enforcement officers and policy makers with an up-to-date, overall exploration of the world of drugs. Vast resources are pumped into the 'war on drugs'. But in practice, prohibition has failed. Narcotics use continues to rise, while technology and globalisation have made a whole new range of drugs available to a vast consumer market. Where wealth and demand exist, supply continues to follow. Prohibition has failed to stem consumption and production, criminalised social groups, impeded research into alternative medicine and disease, promoted violence and gang warfare, and impacted negatively on the environment. The alternative is a humane policy framework that recognizes the incentives to produce, traffic and consume narcotics.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
"Offers comprehensive coverage of the most important natural and synthetic fibers used in consumer goods, agriculture, industry, medicine, and engineering. Second Edition provides entirely new coverage of topics such as vinyl fibers; mammalian fibers related to wool; cotton, jute, silk, and kenaf fibers; and acrylic fibers."