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Goodman, Jordan

Overview
Works: 17 works in 165 publications in 3 languages and 6,658 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RC271.P27, 394.14
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jordan Goodman
The story of taxol : nature and politics in the pursuit of an anti-cancer drug by Jordan Goodman( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taxol is arguably the most celebrated, talked about, and controversial natural product in recent years: Celebrated because of its efficacy as an anti-cancer drug and because its discovery has provided powerful support for policies concerned with biodiversity. Talked about because in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the American public was bombarded with news reports about the molecule and its host, the slow-growing Pacific yew. Controversial because the drug and the tree became embroiled in several sensitive political issues with broad public policy implications." "Taxol has revolutionized the treatment options for patients with advanced forms of breast and ovarian cancers and some types of leukemia; it shows promise for treating AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma. It is the best-selling anti-cancer drug ever, with world sales of $1.2 billion in 1998 and expected to grow. Goodman and Walsh's careful study of how taxol was discovered, researched, and brought to market documents the complexities and conflicting interests in the ongoing process to find effective treatments. From a broader perspective, The Story of Taxol uses the discovery and development of taxol as a paradigm to address current issues in the history and sociology of science and medicine."--Jacket
The devil and Mr. Casement : one man's battle for human rights in South America's heart of darkness by Jordan Goodman( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In September 1910, the activist Roger Casement arrived in the Amazon jungle on a mission for the British government: to investigate reports of widespread human rights abuses in the forests along the Putumayo River. Accusations against the Peruvian rubber baron Julio César Arana had been making their way back to London, and the rumors were on everybody's lips: Arana was enslaving, torturing, and murdering the local Indians. Arana's Peruvian Amazon Company, with its headquarters in London's financial heart, was responsible. Casement was outraged by what he uncovered: nearly thirty thousand Indians had died to produce four thousand tons of rubber. When Casement's seven-hundred-page report of the Putumayo violence was published in London in 1912, it set off reverberations throughout the world. People were appalled that murderous acts were being carried out in the name of profit, all under the cloak of British respectability and fairness. The Peruvian Amazon Company was forced into liquidation, and its board of directors, including an aristocrat with ties to the royal family, was publicly shamed."--Jacket
Gainful pursuits : the making of industrial Europe, 1600-1914 by Jordan Goodman( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco in history and culture : an encyclopedia by Jordan Goodman( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco in History and Culture explores how tobacco became one of the most important commodities in the history of world trade and the source of one of the biggest public health concerns in modern history. Originally used by Native Americans for medicinal, religious and social purposes, tobacco quickly became the biggest export from the American colonies. By the mid-1990s, more than 14 billion pounds of tobacco leaf were grown worldwide each year, with international treaties governing its advertising and distribution. It has affected agriculture, religion, social customs, business and trade, government policy and medicine in many countries. The unique and innovative reference work presents entries on all aspects of tobacco and from a global perspective, providing support for assignments at many levels and in a variety of fields, including history, economics, government and health
Consuming habits : drugs in history and anthropology by Jordan Goodman( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering collection of original essays explores the rich analytical category of psycho- active substances from challenging historical and anthropological perspectives. 'An excellent collection.' - Roy Porter, Wellcome Institute
Useful bodies : humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth century by Jordan Goodman( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though notoriously associated with Germany, human experimentation in the name of science has been practiced in other countries, as well, both before and after the Nazi era. The use of unwitting or unwilling subjects in experiments designed to test the effects of radiation and disease on the human body emerged at the turn of the twentieth century, when the rise of the modern, coercive state and the professionalization of medical science converged. Useful Bodies explores the intersection of government power and medical knowledge in revealing studies of human experimentation—germ warfare and jaundice tests in Great Britain; radiation, malaria, and hepatitis experiments in the U.S.; and nuclear fallout trials in Australia. These examples of medical abuse illustrate the extent to which living human bodies have been "useful" to democratic states and emphasize the need for intense scrutiny and regulation to prevent future violations
Consuming habits : global and historical perspectives on how cultures define drugs by Jordan Goodman( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoactive substances have been central to the formation of civilizations and the growth of the world economy. This collection of original essays explores the rich analytical category of psychoactive substances from challenging historical and anthropological perspectives
The Rattlesnake : a voyage of discovery to the Coral Sea by Jordan Goodman( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Australia's spectacular Great Barrier Reef was a graveyard for shipping. HMS Rattlesnake, an aging British warship, was commissioned in 1846 to survey this magnificent 'Coral Sea' and to produce the first detailed chart of the New Guinea coast. Every reef, every shoal, every rock hazard had to be located and mapped with extreme accuracy. At stake was the preeminence of British sea power - and the ambitions of those on board." "If all went well Stanley, the ship's captain, could expect a top job in the Admiralty; MacGillivray, the gifted naturalist, would be the world's expert on the fauna of Australia and the unknown New Guinea; and Huxley, the ambitious young surgeon, could abandon the dreary routine of the naval service for the excitement of the new world of science. But a series of highly dramatic events and encounters ensures that by the time the Rattlesnake finally returns to England, the glorious dreams of at least some of her crew have met with tragedy."--Jacket
Taxol : nature, science and politics by Jordan Goodman( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil and Mr Casement : a crime against humanity by Jordan Goodman( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco in history and culture : an encyclopedia.( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil and Mr. Casement : one man's battle for human rights in South America's heart of darkness by Jordan Goodman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In September 1910, the activist Roger Casement arrived in the Amazon jungle on a mission for the British government: to investigate reports of widespread human rights abuses in the forests along the Putumayo River. Accusations against the Peruvian rubber baron Julio César Arana had been making their way back to London, and the rumors were on everybody's lips: Arana was enslaving, torturing, and murdering the local Indians. Arana's Peruvian Amazon Company, with its headquarters in London's financial heart, was responsible. Casement was outraged by what he uncovered: nearly thirty thousand Indians had died to produce four thousand tons of rubber. When Casement's seven-hundred-page report of the Putumayo violence was published in London in 1912, it set off reverberations throughout the world. People were appalled that murderous acts were being carried out in the name of profit, all under the cloak of British respectability and fairness. The Peruvian Amazon Company was forced into liquidation, and its board of directors, including an aristocrat with ties to the royal family, was publicly shamed."--Jacket
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1 edition published in 2010 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tobacco in History and Society : An Encyclopedia by Jordan Goodman( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Goodman, Jordan

굿맨, 조던

굿먼, 조던

グッドマン, J.

グッドマン, ジョーダン

Languages
English (125)

Italian (3)

Korean (1)

Covers
The devil and Mr. Casement : one man's battle for human rights in South America's heart of darknessTobacco in history and culture : an encyclopediaConsuming habits : drugs in history and anthropologyUseful bodies : humans in the service of medical science in the twentieth centuryConsuming habits : global and historical perspectives on how cultures define drugsThe Rattlesnake : a voyage of discovery to the Coral SeaTaxol : nature, science and politicsThe devil and Mr Casement : a crime against humanity