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. Cigarettes: What the Warning Label Doesn't Tell You – The First Comprehensive Guide to the Health Consequences of Smoking Updated and Revised for the 21st Century. New York: American Council on Science and Health, June 2003.

This book explores not only commonly-known effects of smoking, but also the lesser known health consequences.

Buckley, James Jr. The Visual Dictionary of Major Leauge Baseball. New York: DK (Doring-Kindersley) Publishing, 2001.

Ultimate finder's guide to the game's vocabulary, replete with photographs.

Meister, Kathleen (Editor-in-Chief). Cigarettes: What the Warning Label Doesn't Tell You–Information Tobacco Companies Don't Want Teens to Know About the Dangers of Smoking. New York: American Council on Science and Health, June 2003.

This book is aimed at teenager audiences. While it covers the effects of cigarette smoking, much like the adult version, it also hopes to arm teenagers with comprehensive information to make informed choices and ultimately prevent addiction.

National Baseball Hall of Fame. Baseball As America: Seeing Ourselves Through Our National Game. Washington D.C.: National Geographic, 2002.

Catalogue of national traveling exhibition which offers wonderful photographs of historical artifacts and memorabilia.

Pearlman, Donn. Collecting Baseball Cards: How to Buy Them, Trade Them, and Keep Track of Their Value as Investments . Chicago, IL: Bonus Books, 1991.

A guide to collecting baseball cards. This book begins with a brief history of baseball cards that entertains the very question of this lesson: Why was Honus Wagner's card so valuable? It also illuminates the art of collecting today.

Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns. Baseball: An Illustrated History. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

The companion volume to the PBS series. Offers a comprehensive view of the sport along with an impressive collection of illustrations and photographs.

Web Sites

ACS: Questions asked about Smoking, Tobacco, and Health.

This site helps to answer the lesson question about the effects of smoking on younger children.

Baseball Almanac. Honus Wagner

Honus Wagner statistics

Baseball Almanac. Tobacco Baseball Cards.

Sheds light on the intrigue and controversy of the value of T-206 Wagner card. Some information on this site suggests that Honus Wagner may have had other business motivations for pulling his card from the Tobacco Series as well.

Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking Fact Sheet

Fact sheet from the Center of Disease Control.

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