Cocaine and Crack by Krista West, Ronald J. Brogan

Cocaine and Crack

Written by Krista West, Ronald J. Brogan
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Part of the Junior Drug Awareness Series


Cocaine and Crack by Krista West, Ronald J. Brogan

The popular drug of choice in the 1980s and '90s, cocaine is an illegal drug that can prove dangerous - even deadly - for users, especially in its impure form, crack. Yet, pure cocaine has been used as an energy booster and pain reliever for thousands of years. Cocaine and Crack examines the global history, chemistry, industry, and control of cocaine in the United States.

About the Author

Krista West has written biology books for young adults on topics as diverse as biofeedback, urinary tract infections, and carbon chemistry. She earned a zoology degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and master's degrees in Earth science and journalism from Columbia University. West has been writing about science for newspapers, magazines, and book publishers for more than 10 years. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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119 pages


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Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th April 2008



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