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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Roberto Saviano
Publisher: Verso; 1 edition (2013, Sep 10th).
The definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes readers to the front lines of the "war on drugs," which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years. Hernández explains in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. At every turn, Hernández names names - not just the narcos, but also the politicians, functionaries, judges and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them. In doing so, she reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico's government and business elite. Read more... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kenneth Worthy
Publisher: Prometheus Books (2013, Aug 6th).
"A revolutionary new understanding of the precarious modern human-nature relationship and a path to a healthier, more sustainable world. Amidst all the wondrous luxuries of the modern world--smartphones, fast intercontinental travel, Internet movies, fully stocked refrigerators--lies an unnerving fact that may be even more disturbing than all the environmental and social costs of our lifestyles. The fragmentations of our modern lives, our disconnections from nature and from the consequences of our actions, make it difficult to follow our own values and ethics, so we can no longer be truly ethical beings. When we buy a computer or a hamburger, our impacts ripple across the globe, and, dissociated from them, we can't quite respond. Our personal and professional choices result in damages ranging from radioactive landscapes to disappearing rainforests, but we can't quite see how. Environmental scholar Kenneth Worthy traces the broken pathways between consumers and clean-room worker illnesses, superfund sites in Silicon Valley, and massively contaminated landscapes in rural Asian villages. His groundbreaking, psychologically based explanation confirms that our disconnections make us more destructive and that we must bear witness to nature and our consequences. Invisible Nature shows the way forward: how we can create more involvement in our own food production, more education about how goods are produced and waste is disposed, more direct and deliberative democracy, and greater contact with the nature that sustains us"-- Read more... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review (2013, Dec 3rd).
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NCLEX-RN Drug Guide: 300 Medications You Need to Know for the Exam (Kaplan Nclex Rn Medications You Need to Know for the Exam)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: KaplanMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; 5 edition (2013, Sep 3rd).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Paul McFedriesMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (2013, Oct 28th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Brockman
Publisher: Harper Perennial (2013, Oct 29th).
BrainPickings"Thinking is excellent and mind-expanding in its entirety." Kirkus Reviews2013-10-01 Another compendium derived from the online salon Edge.com, this time essays from its section called "Mind." Literary agent and Edge founder Brockman (editor: moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability