Blood Diamonds

Author: Greg Campbell
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465004695
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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 and brides and spouses the world over. Blood Diamonds is the gripping tale of how diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of the diamonds 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. In this newly revised and expanded edition, investigative journalist Greg Campbell returns to West Africa ten years later to reveal how despite widespread exposure to the corruption and greed of the diamond trade, it continues unabated as the region struggles politically, ecologically, and economically.

Blood Diamonds Revised Edition

Author: Greg Campbell
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 0465029914
Size: 62.20 MB
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Blood Diamonds Revised Edition from the Author: Greg Campbell. A revised edition of the definitive portrait of the global network of blood diamonds. It Òwill forever change the way you think about a jewel sparkling on the ring of a young bride.Ó (-Boulder Daily Camera)

Blood Diamonds

Author: Greg Campbell
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780813342207
Size: 64.99 MB
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Blood Diamonds from the Author: Greg Campbell. An expos of international diamond smuggling operations considers the rebel campaigns linked to the Sierra Leone diamond mines and how the area and its people have been destroyed by the industry's policies, often with the support of major merchants. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

From Blood Diamonds To The Kimberley Process

Author: Dr Franziska Bieri
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409499871
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From Blood Diamonds To The Kimberley Process from the Author: Dr 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.

Blood Diamond A Pirate Devlin Novel

Author: Mark Keating
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444727877
Size: 29.37 MB
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Blood Diamond A Pirate Devlin Novel from the Author: Mark Keating. Each Devlin novel is a standalone adventure. In BLOOD DIAMOND the fearles pirate captain Devlin is invited to London by the Prince of Wales, no less, and offered an amnesty if he will carry out a daring crime. Devlin is tasked with going to Paris to steal the biggest, most valuable diamond ever found - the Pitt Diamond - now in the possession of the French Prince Regent. Set against the unsure frenzy of speculation known as the South Sea Bubble, with action and suspense on the filthy streets and great palaces of London and Paris, not to mention an epic confrontation with the French navy in the English Channel, BLOOD DIAMOND is sthe most exciting novel yet in the Devlin series.

Max Hamby And The Blood Diamond

Author: Kathy Cyr
Publisher: Gaslight Press
ISBN:
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Max Hamby And The Blood Diamond from the Author: Kathy Cyr. The first book in the children’s fantasy series - Max Hamby. It’s the last week of school. With sunny days ahead and no more tests or bullies, life for Max Hamby is about to get alot better.....until he crashes into an odd exhibit at the local museum. Strange things begin to happen. When Max’s mother disappears, he’s left in the care of his eccentric neighbor where lawn gnomes come to life and a bird meows. Mrs. Pitt shows him that magic is real and not all like the fairytales he once knew. The discovery leads him to Merrihaven, where even stranger things await, including a dwarf, a troll and a couple of pixies. He quickly finds himself at the center of a battle between good and evil. Someone has resurrected the Shadowstone to free the evil imprisoned inside. Max must summon the courage to find seven magical stones to save his mother and stop the evil, before it’s too late.

Blood Diamond

Author: Edward Zwick
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Blood Diamond from the Author: Edward Zwick. In the film, "Blood Diamond", an ex-mercenary turned smuggler and a Mende fisherman, amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, join for two desperate missions: to recover a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son who was conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed across the alternately beautiful and ravaged countryside. This companion guide for "Blood Diamond" provides activities and lessons designed to engage learners in discussion of issues which seem difficult and complex, such as the connection between natural resource exploitation and regional conflict.

The Blood Diamond

Author: John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755134923
Size: 39.51 MB
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The Blood Diamond from the Author: John Creasey. John Mannering (aka ‘The Baron’) had purchased the Adalgo diamond out of curiosity as it was known as the ‘Blood Diamond’, because violent death had overtaken previous owners. Soon after he was robbed, his wife kidnapped and a friend brutally murdered. Just what was the truth behind the legend and could Mannering solve the various mysteries?

Blood Diamond Croft

Author: Richard Rogers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514462400
Size: 15.59 MB
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Blood Diamond Croft from the Author: Richard Rogers. The third book sees the background set in the beauty of the Caribbean and a number of countries in Africa. Opening where Lord Croft buys a new luxury cruiser in Jamaica and at the suggestion of Lady Jayne Claiborne, he is chartered by the South African lord Crowthorne and his son, who he has to rescue from Cuba after an illegal diamond transaction goes wrong before going to South Africa in search of blood diamonds. His life as a lothario continues; he fights off pirates and the Namibian mine security in a fight for his and his crew’s survival.