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Verlag: HarperCollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
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FACT: Alcohol is the number-one drug-abuse problem for American youth.
FACT: Nearly a thousand high schooland college students die of acute alcoholpoisoning each year in the United Statesalone.
Alcohol kills, yet social drinking is such an accepted part of modern life that many young people feet pressured to down a few brews -- and more. This thought-provoking book gives them the facts about alcohol and drinking so that they can make an educated decision about one of the most important health choices of their lives.
Award-winning author Laurence Pringle examines the serious physical, mental, and emotional effects of alcoholism, as well as the devastating impact this addiction has on society. He reveals how the alcohol industry uses advertising to downplay the risks of drinking and to lure new customers, many of them underage. And he takes a close look at the reasons the U.S. government's attempts to control alcohol abuse fail -- and may continue to do so.
This book also includes practical tips on drinking sensibly or not at all, strategies for saying no, guidelines for detecting a drinking problem, and sources of help.
What to do about alcohol is one of the toughest questions facing young people today. And with adolescent alcoholism and binge drinking on the rise, Drinking: A Risky Business is must reading for youngsters and their parents.
Laurence Pringle, whom the Chicago Tribune calls "one of America's top nonfiction writers for young readers," concentrates mainly on biological and environmental subjects. He is the highly acclaimed author of over ninety books for young people, among them Smoking: A Risky Business and Vanishing Ozone. Laurence Pringle is the recipient of two major awards for his body of writing--the Eva L. Gordon Award for Children's Science Literature and the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. He lives in West Nyack, New York.
Laurence Pringle grew up in farm country near Rochester, New York. For four years he attended a one-room school (one teacher with grades one through eight!). He spent many hours alone outdoors and to this day feels at home in the wild and a kinship with nature.
Larry studied wildlife ecology at Cornell University and later earned a master's degree in the same subject at the University of Massachusetts. He began a doctoral program in forest ecology at Syracuse University but then switched to journalism. He began to write articles that were published in nature and outdoor magazines.
A turning point came in 1963. After teaching science for a year, and after taking more journalism courses, Larry became an editor of Nature and Science, a new children's science magazine, published at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
"We had a small staff," he recalls, "and I learned a lot about writing, editing, and picture research. I also learned that my science background and curiosity about nature could be put to good use in children's magazines and books."
His first book, Dinosaurs and Their World, was published in 1968. He became a full-time freelance writer and photographer in 1970. Since then he has had numerous articles and photographs published, but concentrates on writing nonfiction for young people.
Today Larry is the highly respected author of nearly eighty books. His titles include fictional picture books and an inspiring and funny book about human error (The, Earth Is Flat and Other Great Mistakes), but his books are mostly about wildlife, ecology, and natural-resource issues.
Many of them, including Death Is Natural and Living Treasure: Saving Earth's Threatened Biodiversity, have been named NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children. In recognition of his work, Larry has received a Special Conservation Award from the National wildlife Federation and the 1983 Eva L. Gordon Award for Children's Science Literature.
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