Natural Resource Conflicts From Blood Diamonds To Rainforest Destruction 2 Volumes

Author: M. Troy Burnett
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694651
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Natural Resource Conflicts From Blood Diamonds To Rainforest Destruction 2 Volumes from the Author: M. Troy Burnett. Natural resource and environmental conflicts have long been issues confronting human societies. This case-based examination of a wide range of natural resource disputes exposes readers to many contemporary examples that offer reasons for both hope and concern. • Provides a "case-based" approach to natural resource conflicts with examples of different scales, including timely cases drawn from the developed and developing world • Enables readers to reach a broader understanding of the scope of the issues through the variety of topics and cases—one of which is climate change in many of the emerging conflicts • Presents balanced information regarding each case argued from multiple viewpoints and perspectives, allowing the reader to gain a more balanced and comprehensive sense of the topics

From Blood Diamonds To The Kimberley Process

Author: Franziska Bieri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317132491
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From Blood Diamonds To The Kimberley Process from the Author: Franziska Bieri. In the late 1990s, several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused world attention on the issue of conflict diamonds which funded wars, massive death, and refugee crises across Central and West Africa. Several governments, NGOs, and key industry players engaged in negotiations under the so-called Kimberley Process (KP). A voluntary global agreement came into effect leading to a substantial decline in illicit diamond trade. Despite its importance in international affairs, the KP remains understudied in academia. Franziska Bieri's book provides the first comprehensive account of the KP and is the first to reveal how NGOs have become critical actors in their own right, possessing the ability to directly influence policies and to participate in the decision making and the implementation of global agreements. In developing this argument, Bieri explains: why the NGO campaign to raise awareness was successful; why a rapid and comprehensive resolution on such a complex global problem was possible; how the tripartite negotiations between states, NGOs, and industry developed during the implementation of the agreement, which is an on-going process. Based on extensive personal interviews with prominent campaigners, leading bureaucrats, and industry officials, hundreds of KP publications, official UN documents, industry news, and NGO reports, this timely book allows for a much needed engagement in contemporary debates about the campaign against conflict diamonds, the Kimberley Process, and the themes defining today's global governance arena.

Films Shot In South Africa

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230480022
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Films Shot In South Africa from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 33. Chapters: District 9, Dhoom 2, Invictus, Blood Diamond, Death Race 2, Spud, Mr. Nobody, The Ghost and the Darkness, Dredd, Aitraaz, Natalee Holloway, Duma, Lost Boys: The Thirst, Catch a Fire, Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, The Bone Snatcher, Animals Are Beautiful People, Prey, Bakgat, Darfur, Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls, Tarzan and the Lost City, Boy called Twist, American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, Boesman and Lena, Cape of Good Hope, Cry, the Beloved Country, Danger Zone, Bunny Chow, Big Fellas, Target of an Assassin, Sniper: Reloaded, Jonestown: Paradise Lost, The Hellions, Confessions of a Gambler. Excerpt: District 9 is a 2009 South African science fiction thriller film directed by Neill Blomkamp. It was written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James. The film won the 2010 Saturn Award for Best International Film presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2010, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Editing. The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp and produced by Sharlto Copley and Simon Hansen, pivots on the themes of xenophobia and social segregation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events that took place in District Six, Cape Town during the apartheid era. The film was produced for $30 million and shot on location in Chiawelo, Soweto, presenting fictional interviews, news footage, and video from surveillance cameras in a part-mock documentary style format. A viral marketing campaign began in 2008, at the San Diego Comic-Con, while the theatrical trailer appeared in July 2009. Released...

Blood Diamonds

Author: Richard MacAndrew
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521686365
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Blood Diamonds from the Author: Richard MacAndrew. Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities.

Blood Diamonds

Author: Greg Campbell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465029922
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Blood Diamonds from the Author: Greg Campbell. First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces of brides and spouses the world over. Blood Diamonds is the gripping tale of how the diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of the diamond industry - institutionalized in the 1880s by the De Beers cartel - have allowed it to happen. Award-winning journalist Greg Campbell traces the deadly trail of these diamonds, many of which are brought to the world market by fanatical enemies. These repercussions of diamond smuggling are felt far beyond the borders of the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone, and the consequences of overlooking this African tragedy are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global. Updated with a new epilogue.

Films Shot In South Afric

Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781155190211
Size: 23.41 MB
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Films Shot In South Afric from the Author: Books Llc. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 33. Chapters: District 9, Dhoom 2, Invictus, Blood Diamond, Death Race 2, Spud, Mr. Nobody, The Ghost and the Darkness, Dredd, Aitraaz, Natalee Holloway, Duma, Lost Boys: The Thirst, Catch a Fire, Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, The Bone Snatcher, Animals Are Beautiful People, Prey, Bakgat, Darfur, Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls, Tarzan and the Lost City, Boy called Twist, American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, Boesman and Lena, Cape of Good Hope, Cry, the Beloved Country, Danger Zone, Bunny Chow, Big Fellas, Target of an Assassin, Sniper: Reloaded, Jonestown: Paradise Lost, The Hellions, Confessions of a Gambler. Excerpt: District 9 is a 2009 South African science fiction thriller film directed by Neill Blomkamp. It was written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James. The film won the 2010 Saturn Award for Best International Film presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2010, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Editing. The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp and produced by Sharlto Copley and Simon Hansen, pivots on the themes of xenophobia and social segregation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events that took place in District Six, Cape Town during the apartheid era. The film was produced for $30 million and shot on location in Chiawelo, Soweto, presenting fictional interviews, news footage, and video from surveillance cameras in a part-mock documentary style format. A viral marketing campaign began in 2008, at the San Diego Comic-Con, while the theatrical trailer appeared in July 2009. Released by ...

Muscle And Blood

Author: Diamond Point Press
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983058847
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Muscle And Blood from the Author: Diamond Point Press. Muscle & Blood is a literary reaction to modern culture in the form of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography. We publish works that reflect on, subvert, or capture the modern world in all its ugliness and beauty. Muscle & Blood Issue 2 is dedicated to the memory of Austin Kerswill (1992-2010). Issue 2 features; 1. Review of M.V. Montgomery's poetry collection Strange Conveyances 2. Photography by Leila A. Fortier and Kristin Fouquet 3. Creative Nonfiction by Christina Low 4. Flash Fiction by William J. Feddigan and Dylan Gilbert 5. Short Fiction by Georgine Getty, Neil Richter, Terry Sanville, J.J. Steinfeld, and Curtis Bradley Vickers 6. Poetry by Emma Bartholomew, Lisa Marie Basile (2 poems), Elijah Burrell (3 poems), Jim Culleny, Matt Dennison, Kenneth P. Gurney, Ted Jean (5-part poetry suite), James Keane, Austin Kerswill (posthumous), Britt Melewski, Allison Meraz, Meryn Shireen Shapurji, A.K. Williams, and Ron Yazinski

Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780345504722
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Ken Jennings S Trivia Almanac from the Author: Ken Jennings. Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.