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Crossing The Congo

Author : Mike Martin
ISBN : 9781849048514
Genre : Travel
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In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan. Traversing 2,500 miles of the toughest terrain on the planet in a twenty-five year-old Land Rover, they faced repeated challenges, from kleptocracy and fire ants to non-existent roads and intense suspicion from local people. Through imagination and teamwork -- including building rafts and bridges, conducting makeshift surgery in the jungle and playing tribal politics -- they got through. But the Congo is raw, and the journey took an unexpected psychological toll on them all. Crossing the Congo is an offbeat travelogue, a story of friendship and what it takes to complete a great journey against tremendous odds, and an intimate look into one of the world's least-developed and most fragile states, told with humor and sensitivity.
Category: Travel

Tribes And Global Jihadism

Author : Virginie Collombier
ISBN : 9780190864545
Genre : Political Science
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Across the Muslim world, from Iraq and Yemen, to Egypt and the Sahel, new alliances have been forged between the latest wave of violent Islamist groups ---- -including Islamic State and Boko Haram ---- -and local tribes. But can one now speak of a direct link between tribalism and jihadism, and how analytically useful might it be? Tribes are traditionally thought to resist all encroachments upon their sovereignty, whether by the state or other local actors, from below; yet by joining global organizations such as Islamic State, are they not rejecting the idea of the state from above? This triangular relationship is key to understanding instances of mass 'radicalization', when entire communities forge alliances with jihadi groups, for reasons of self-interest, self-preservation or religious fervor. If Algeria's FIS or Turkey's AKP once represented the 'Islamization of nationalism', have we now entered a new era, the 'tribalization of globalization'?
Category: Political Science

Why We Fight

Author : Mike Martin
ISBN : 1849048894
Genre : War
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Why are we willing to die for our countries? How can ideology persuade someone to blow themselves up?When we go to war, morality, religion and ideology often take the blame. But Mike Martin boldly argues that the opposite is true: rather than driving violence, these things help to reduce it. While we resort to ideas and values to justify or interpret warfare, something else is really propelling us towards conflict: our subconscious desires, shaped by millions of years of evolution.Why We Fight will change the way we think about both violence and ourselves.
Category: War

Crossing The Water

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ISBN : UOM:39015073866553
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Describes the rituals and spiritual practices of Santeria, Espiritismo, and Palo Monte in Cuba.
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Land And Water

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ISBN : IND:30000056088648
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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Category: World War, 1914-1918

The Geographical Magazine

Author : Sir Clements Robert Markham
ISBN : UOM:39015035573404
Genre : Geography
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The Graphic

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ISBN : NYPL:33433105621548
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The Wide World Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015089348158
Genre : Adventure stories, English
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The Electrical Review

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ISBN : NYPL:33433062756568
Genre : Electric engineering
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Category: Electric engineering