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Encyclopedia Of Psychoactive Substances

By Richard Rudgley
Authors:
Richard Rudgley
Despite great public interest in the use and abuse of psychoactive substances this is the first comprehensive and reliable book on this fascinating and controversial topic. The encyclopedia covers the entire range of naturally occurring psychoactive species, and also a great number of man-made synthetic drugs and compounds. It explores the use of intoxicating plants by Neanderthal man through to the role of hallucinogens and narcotics in contemporary youth culture. It provides basic details on the botany and chemistry of intoxicants, and examines their influence at all levels of our culture and society. The book also tackles controversial issues such as legalisation and details the legal classification of illicit substances alongside additional relevant information on detection, prevention, punishment and other criminological subjects.

The Writer's Legal Companion

By Brad Bunnin, Peter Beren
Authors:
Brad Bunnin, Peter Beren
For most writers, negotiating the legal maze of publishing is as challenging as getting their words in print. This comprehensive guide offers writers solid advice on all aspects of publishing law. Candid and readable, it cover everything from copyrights and taxes to libel laws, subsidiary rights, and the obscure clauses in publisher's contracts. As important resource for editors, agents, or anyone in print or electronic publishing, this updated third edition of The Writer's Legal Companion features essential, irreplacable information on: publishing contracts, good and bad clauses libel, slander, and invasion of privacy issues electronic rights conditions the business of publishing, including marketing and selling books magazine publishing collaboration and agents' agreements federal income tax considerations for freelance writers copyright legalities Whether you write an occasional magazine article or publish a new book every year, The Writers Legal Companion will save you time, and reduce you anxiety over the business of publishing.

How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend

By The Monks of New Skete
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The Monks of New Skete
For nearly a quarter century HOW TO BE YOUR DOG'S BEST FRIEND has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This new, expanded edition, with a fresh, new design and new photographs throughout, preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new-generation of dog owners- and of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over three decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion and communion with your dog." This new edition covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, and has been expanded to encompass the latest equipment and dozens of new anecdotes and case studies, drawn from the monks' own experience, that bring to life the essential training concepts. This book can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.