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Fractured Lands

Author : Scott Anderson
ISBN : 9780525434443
Genre : History
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From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a piercing account of how the contemporary Arab world came to be riven by catastrophe since the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. In 2011, a series of anti-government uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa in what would become known as the Arab Spring. Few could predict that these convulsions, initially hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy, would give way to brutal civil war, the terrors of the Islamic State, and a global refugee crisis. But, as New York Times bestselling author Scott Anderson shows, the seeds of catastrophe had been sown long before. In this gripping account, Anderson examines the myriad complex causes of the region’s profound unraveling, tracing the ideological conflicts of the present to their origins in the United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 and beyond. From this investigation emerges a rare view into a land in upheaval through the eyes of six individuals—the matriarch of a dissident Egyptian family; a Libyan Air Force cadet with divided loyalties; a Kurdish physician from a prominent warrior clan; a Syrian university student caught in civil war; an Iraqi activist for women’s rights; and an Iraqi day laborer-turned-ISIS fighter. A probing and insightful work of reportage, Fractured Lands offers a penetrating portrait of the contemporary Arab world and brings the stunning realities of an unprecedented geopolitical tragedy into crystalline focus.
Category: History

Highway 39 Journeys Through A Fractured Land

Author : Sudeep Chakravarti
ISBN : 9789350294611
Genre : Political Science
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In Highway 39: Journeys through a Fractured Land, Sudeep Chakravarti attempts to unravel the brutal history of Nagaland and Manipur, their violent and restive present, and their uncertain and yet desperately hopeful future, as he travels along Dimapur, Kohima, Senapati, Imphal, Thoubal, and their hinterlands-all touch points of brutalized aspiration, identity, conflict and tragedy. These are the lands that nurture deadly acronyms-like AFSPA, an act of Parliament that with impunity hurts and kills citizens. Lands where militants not only battle the Indian government but also each other in a frenzy of ego, politics and survival, and enforce 'parallel' administrations. Sudeep Chakravarti's journey introduces the reader to stories that chill, anger and offer uneasy reflection. A fourteen-year-old Naga girl who dies resisting a soldier's attempt to rape her-and is now an icon. An eleven-year-old girl abducted by police in Manipur because they want to trap her parents. A faked encounter in Imphal that kills a former rebel, and also an innocent lady and her unborn child. A family in Kohima still trying to come to terms with the death of their youngest child in a mortar attack. Chakravarti also interacts with security and military officials, senior bureaucrats, top rebel leaders, and human rights and social activists, to paint a terrifying picture of a society and a people brought repeatedly to breakdown through years of political conceit and deceit, and stress and conflict. In prose suffused with a rare understanding of the region and its people, and with remarkable insight into its convoluted politics, Highway 39 brings into focus a region long neglected and often forgotten by Mainland India, a region surrounded by nations historically inimical to India-and yet, which offer a dream gateway to the markets of East Asia. A region India can continue to ignore only at the peril of the very idea of India.
Category: Political Science

Broken Lands

Author : Jonathan Maberry
ISBN : 9781534406384
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry returns to the world of Rot & Ruin with this first novel in a series that’s more thrilling and filled with exceptionally terrifying adventures. Ever since her mother’s death, Gabriella “Gutsy” Gomez has spent her days flying under the radar. But when her mother’s undead body is returned to her doorstep from the grave and Gutsy witnesses a pack of ravagers digging up Los Muertos—her mother’s name for the undead—she realizes that life finds you no matter how hard you try to hide from it. Meanwhile, Benny Imura and his gang set out on a journey to finish what Captain Joe Ledger started: they’re going to find a cure. After what they went through in the Rot & Ruin, they think they’ve seen it all, but as they venture into new and unexplored territory, they soon learn that the zombies they fought before were nothing compared to what they’ll face in the wild beyond the peace and safety of their fortified town.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Fractured Land Healing Nations

Author : Stephen R. Goodwin
ISBN : UOM:39015064779328
Genre : Religion
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Edinburgh.
Category: Religion

Exchange

Author : Pierre Lagayette
ISBN : 284050359X
Genre : Cultural relations
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L'échange, comme système de transaction entre individus ou communautés humaines, s'applique d'abord aux bien matériels, mais exprime aussi d'autres modalités d'interaction, symboliques, philosophiques ou idéologiques. Le présent ouvrage se penche sur la façon dont se présente ou se représente l'activité d'échange en Amérique du Nord, traditionnel carrefour de cultures et lieu de mélanges, où se sont élaborés, à mi-chemin entre Europe et Pacifique, bien des paradigmes du contact, de l'échange et du progrès. On trouvera ici un assortiment de textes qui examinent aussi bien la pratique concrète de l'échange - commercial ou culturel - que ses manifestations imaginaires. Chronologiquement, ces essais couvrent une période qui court de l'exploration de Lewis et Clark jusqu'à l'ère de l'Internet. On y aborde les relations ethniques, notamment avec les tribus indiennes, et les conditions régionales ou locales de l'échange, par exemple du côté de la frontière mexicaine, ou de la Californie, ou dans les îles du Pacifique. Le lecteur entame ainsi un périple qui le conduit des zones-frontières continentales jusqu'au-delà des océans, des banlieues aux grands espaces de l'Ouest, sans pour autant oublier les grands voyages de l'esprit que garantissent les grandes œuvres littéraires ou la musique. L'idée-force qui se dégage de ce volume, c'est la nécessaire revalorisation de l'échange comme moyen d'entente entre les peuples, comme support d'une idéologie transnationale fondée sur la compréhension et l'équilibre des intérêts, afin que cessent les exclusions et s'apaisent les rancœurs dans un contexte mondial d'interdépendances accrues.
Category: Cultural relations

The Alphabet Versus The Goddess

Author : Leonard Shlain
ISBN : 9781101573914
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values. Writing drove cultures toward linear left-brain thinking and this shift upset the balance between men and women, initiating the decline of the feminine and ushering in patriarchal rule. Examining the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians, and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets ancient myths and parables in light of his theory. Provocative and inspiring, this book is a paradigm-shattering work that will transform your view of history and the mind.
Category: Social Science

Fractured Homeland

Author : Bonita Lawrence
ISBN : 9780774822909
Genre : History
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In 1992, the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan, the only federally recognized Algonquin reserve in Ontario, launched a comprehensive land claim. The action not only drew attention to the fact that Canada had acquired Algonquin land without negotiating a treaty, but it also focused attention on the two-thirds of Algonquins who have never been recognized as Indian. Fractured Homeland is Bonita Lawrence's stirring account of how the claim forced federally unrecognized Algonquin in Ontario to confront both the issue of their own identity and the failure of Algonquin leaders � who launched the claim � to develop a more inclusive vision of nationhood.
Category: History

Nelson S Encyclopaedia

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ISBN : CHI:15569454
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Printed Circuits Handbook

Author : Clyde F. Coombs
ISBN : UOM:39015037301184
Genre : Electronic circuits
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The best-selling printed circuits book in the world, this definitive reference has provided unsurpassed coverage of all aspects of the design, engineering, fabrication, and assembly of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for almost three decades. Now completely revised to include advances in PCB fabrication and assembly technology, the Fourth Edition provides the same type of practical problem-solving information on component packaging and board and assembly engineering and design that has made it a standard for printed circuit fabrication and assembly professionals. While maintaining its leadership in process information, the book contains expanded sections that let you take advantage of new component packages and design in quality and reliability to create total solutions at optimum cost. In addition, there are new chapters that provide industry standard guidelines for inspecting and accepting boards and assemblies.
Category: Electronic circuits

Coombs Printed Circuits Handbook

Author : Clyde F. Coombs
ISBN : UOM:39015051432063
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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CD-ROM includes: copies of the text by part and then by chapters.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Fractured Solidarities

Author : Rosario A. Montoya del Solar
ISBN : UOM:39015037447912
Genre : Nicaragua
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Category: Nicaragua

Fractured Dreams

Author : Greg Alldredge
ISBN : 194939221X
Genre : Fiction
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Death stalks the shadows.Will Hope's quest for power drive her into the arms of the demons?How will Della react when she discovers her city in ruins?Can Saunders escape the mountain people intact?Freedom lies under assault from all sides.The gods visit noble and commoner alike.What mysterious force drives both good and evil?Read Fractured Dreams, book four in the Fractured Lands Series. Learn the fate of the shard's inhabitants.
Category: Fiction

Entre Caminos

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ISBN : WISC:89095717716
Genre : Latin America
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Category: Latin America

Canadian Public Land Use In Perspective

Author : James Gordon Nelson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044244445
Genre : Canada
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Proceedings of symposium held in Ottawa Oct. 25-27, 1973, organized by the Committee on the Human Environment (SSRCC), discussing the much neglected topic of public land use in Canada. The main goal of the symposium was to bring together scholars from all sectors of Canadian society to discuss the current state of public land knowledge & research in Canada, the use and abuse of public land, the people involved, and its environmental aspects to ensure better future decisions.
Category: Canada