March 12, 2017

The Alchemist


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A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.


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March 12, 2017

The Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Understanding, Medicating, and Cooking with Cannabis


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Award-winning owners of the cannabis company Laurie & MaryJane bring their expertise to this reliable, at-your-fingertips resource for understanding the therapeutic effects of marijuana. 

Featuring a Foreword by Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML

Part reference, part cannabis cookbook, The Medical Marijuana Dispensary provides up-to-date, evidence-based information and research supported by medical professionals, established experts, and members of the medical marijuana community.

Authors Laurie and Mary expertly guide beginners through the three easy-to-navigate sections of this primer for new patients. In Parts One and Two, they offer an in-depth overview of the history of medical marijuana and profiles of common cannabis strains (sativa, indica, hybrid). 

In Part Three, you’ll explore a range of easy-to-prepare edibles and effective remedies—from savory dishes to sweet treats to soothing tinctures and oils—with dosages that can easily be altered to suit your health needs.

Packed with useful cannabis resources, including an in-depth glossary, medical cannabis guidelines, a well-organized index listing ailments, symptoms and conditions, real-world patient testimonials, and tips for cultivating cannabis at home, The Medical Marijuana Dispensary is your accessible and informed guide to the world of medical marijuana.


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March 12, 2017

World Order


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“Dazzling and instructive . . . [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson, Time
 
Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism.

There has never been a true “world order,” Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the emperor at its pinnacle. In Europe, Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians; when Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. Islam, in its early centuries, considered itself the world’s sole legitimate political unit, destined to expand indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles. The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy—a conviction that has guided its policies ever since.

Now international affairs take place on a global basis, and these historical concepts of world order are meeting. Every region participates in questions of high policy in every other, often instantaneously. Yet there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process or its ultimate destination. The result is mounting tension.

Grounded in Kissinger’s deep study of history and his experience as national security advisor and secretary of state, World Order guides readers through crucial episodes in recent world history. Kissinger offers a unique glimpse into the inner deliberations of the Nixon administration’s negotiations with Hanoi over the end of the Vietnam War, as well as Ronald Reagan’s tense debates with Soviet Premier Gorbachev in Reykjavík. He offers compelling insights into the future of U.S.–China relations and the evolution of the European Union, and he examines lessons of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Taking readers from his analysis of nuclear negotiations with Iran through the West’s response to the Arab Spring and tensions with Russia over Ukraine, World Order anchors Kissinger’s historical analysis in the decisive events of our time.

Provocative and articulate, blending historical insight with geopolitical prognostication, World Order is a unique work that could come only from a lifelong policy maker and diplomat.
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March 12, 2017

Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (Aspen Student Treatise)


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Relied on by students, professors, and practitioners, Erwin Chemerinsky s popular treatise clearly states the law and identifies the underlying policy issues in each area of constitutional law. Thorough coverage of the topic makes it appropriate for both beginning and advanced courses.

This new, Fifth Edition features updated material throughout, including:

  • Significant attention given to developments in law since publication of previous edition
  • New material on standing, congressional power, presidential power and the war on terror; preemption, school desegregation; abortion rights and voting rights
  • Covers First Amendment issues concerning speech and religion
  • Includes recent and significant cases: Hein v. Freedom from Religion Foundation; Boumediene v. Bush; Hamdan v. Rumsfeld; Wyeth v. Levine; Philip Morris USA v. Williams


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