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Synopsis: Discusses the history of steroids, who uses them, their legal status, effects on the body and the mind, addiction, and other questions
From School Library Journal:
Gr 7 Up--Steroids describes these natural and artificial chemical hormones, their functions in the human body, and their use in the treatment of certain diseases. It also makes it clear that these substances can have negative, even toxic effects. The author details societal response and urges stricter penalties for sellers, intensive educational programs for students and teachers, and a vigorous campaign of random drug testing in high schools. While this title contains much excellent information for reports, the writing style is deadly dull. Scientific and statistical presentations go on and on. Case histories of users, which should be interesting, fail to create empathy due to flat, emotionless prose. John Langone's Tough Choices (Little, 1995) has a concise section on the subject. Heroin reviews the history of this highly addictive opiate. Woods describes its chemical composition, its preparation, and manner of use. She delinates societal effects that include the takeover of manufacture and distribution by organized crime, gang warfare, the destruction of neighborhoods, and soaring health costs to care for addicts. This title is a good update to Fred Zachon and William E. McAulyfe's Heroin (Chelsea, 1991). Both books have ``Questions for Discussion'' sections following each chapter and adequate black-and-white charts and photographs.
Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Enslow Publishers, Incorporated. Library Binding. Condition: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Seller Inventory # G089490471XI4N00
Book Description Enslow Publishers, Incorporated. Library Binding. Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G089490471XI3N00
Book Description Enslow Publishers, 1994. Condition: Fair. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP91926019
Book Description Enslow Publishers, 1994. Condition: Good. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP92838090
Book Description Enslow Publishers, 1994. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG089490471X
Book Description Enslow Publishers. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: Fine. 089490471X Like New Condition. Seller Inventory # LN7.1849737
Book Description Enslow Publishers. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 089490471X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1849737
Book Description Enslow Publishers, 1994. Library Binding. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX089490471X