War at the Top of the World

Author: Eric S. Margolis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415934688
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Examines the complex geopolitics that have made the Khyber Pass and the Karakoram and Himalayan ranges the center of long-term conflicts and the source of tension between India and China.

War at the Top of the World

Author: Eric Margolis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113595559X
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

At the Top of the World

Author: Linnea Larsson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469107643
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There is a wild land high up through the Himalayan Breach between Tibet and Nepal named Mustang where warlords rode and ruled and Western visitors were not welcome. This is a story of an American girl and an English boy who disappeared up through that breach into the Himalayan Mountains, a story of Khampa warriors who raided across the undefended, unmarked border between Mustang and Tibet. This of the Chinese and, too, of the fighters for whom lifes final victory was the taking of Chinese with them into death. And also of the beauty, the silence, the stench of fear, the crack of rifles, the gleam of blood, the feel of death beneath ones blade.

An Eye at the Top of the World

Author: Pete Takeda
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786732873
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At some point during the inhumanly cold Himalayan winter straddling 1965 and 1966, a peculiar collection of box-shaped objects — one sprouting a six-foot, insect-like antenna — plummets nine thousand feet down the sheer flanks of a remote peak. Ripped from its moorings by an avalanche, the jumbled apparatus slides down a funnel-shaped hourglass of hard snow and shoots over a black cliff band, careening a vertical distance six times the height of the Empire State building. The boxes come to rest on the glacier at the mountain's base. One, an olive-drab casing the size of a personal computer, begins to sink. Then, trailing a robotic dogtail of torn wires, it slowly burns through the snow, melting into solid blue glacial ice, eventually disappearing beneath the surface, and never seen again. No one actually witnessed this event. But as you read these words, nearly four pounds of plutonium — locked in the glacier's dark unknowable heart — are almost certainly moving ever closer to the source of the Ganges River. Eye at the Top of the World, provides a harrowing present-day account of Takeda's expedition to solve the mystery of Nanda Devi.

We Keep America on Top of the World

Author: Daniel Hallin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134874480
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We Keep America on Top of the World is a lucid exploration of contemporary American journalism, with particular emphasis on its influential and controversial conponent - television news. Daniel Hallin's discussion encompasses the central and most controversial issues in the study of journalism: the wars in Vietnam and Central America; US-Soviet summits; the origin of the ten-second soundbite; the differences between print and television journalism; and the tension between professionalism and populism. We Keep America on Top of the World offers a distinctive approach to understanding an institution torn between the imperatives of the market, political ideology and popular fashion, and journalistic professionalism. It will be essential reading for students of media, communication and journalism.

On Top of the World

Author: Bruce Olav Solheim
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313310003
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An examination of the political and social characteristics particular to Scandinavia which have made women's rise to power more rapid than in other regions of the world, this study also explores how the resulting election of women has provided valuable evidence of the impact of women leaders and their leadership style. Solheim begins with a critical survey of feminist scholarship regarding the equality-difference debate and the application of such research on the position of women in international politics. He concludes, in this respect, that leadership style may have less to do with gender than one might initially suspect. Archival research and interviews with women in leadership roles provide the reader with a closer look at the Scandinavian system, a view that will challenge gender stereotypes around the world. On Top of the World explores the Nordic political systems in great detail and analyzes systemic factors, such as multi-party electoral systems and consensus-seeking cultural institutions, which contribute to the rise of so many women leaders. Solheim compares and contrasts the political rise of two Nordic women leaders to power and influence and, for the purpose of cross-cultural comparison, one woman leader from the developing world. A final chapter ties together the theoretical framework and the case studies to suggest a direction for future research.

The Eskimo and The Oil Man

Author: Bob Reiss
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455510807
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The Arctic century is upon us. A great jockeying for power and influence has erupted among nations in the high north. At stake are trillions of dollars in profit or loss, US security, geopolitical influence and the fate of a fragile environment as well as the region's traditional people. As the ice melts and oil companies venture north, the polar regions may become the next Panama Canal, the next Arabian Peninsula-places on earth that remain relatively unknown in one century and become pivotal in the next. Now Shell oil plans to sink exploratory wells in the pristine waters off the North Slope of Alaska-a site that the company believes contains three times as much oil as the Gulf of Mexico. THE ESKIMO AND THE OIL MAN tells this story through the eyes of two men, one an Iñupiat Eskimo leader on Alaska's North Slope, the other the head of Shell Oil's Alaska venture. Their saga is set against the background of an undersea land rush in the Arctic, with Russian bombers appearing off Alaska's coast, and rapid changes in ice that put millions of sea mammals at risk. The men's decisions will affect the daily lives of all Americans, in their cities and towns and also in their pocketbooks. The story begins as a fight and ends with a surprise. In the spirit of Thomas L. Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded, bestselling author Bob Reiss traveled in America's High North over three years and spent time with scientists, diplomats, military planners, Eskimo whale hunters and officials at the highest levels of the government. He traveled to remote villages and sailed on a US icebreaker. THE ESKIMO AND THE OIL MAN reflects the issues dividing every American community wrestling with the balance between energy use and environmental protection, our love of cheap gas and the romance of pristine wilderness.

Apocalypse 2012 God s Judgments

Author: Ernest Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477136053
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Author Ernest Johnson delves into the passages of the scriptures, in particular the Book of Revelation to glean insights on the storm that is to come. By studying the prophecies of old, he predicts the war of tomorrow, and foresees the forces that will bring ruination through out the world in Apocalypse 2012. "I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say,, 'come and see'! I looked and there before me was a pale horse! it's rider was named death, and Hades was following close behind him," This is but one ominous passage in the book of Revelations foretelling the doom that will come to the world. Numerous other prophecies predict the coming of the end times, and continue to spread fear and uncertainty, especially when the occurrence of terrible wars and calamities seem to concur with their divination. In the light of this, with Apocalypse 2012: God's Judgments, Johnson uses his understanding of the Word of the Lord to outline the true meaning of these foreboding signs and portents, their place in God's plan, and their implications on the lives of the faithful and the non-faithful alike. His book explains how current and future events will herald the rise of the Anti-Christ and the Second coming of Christ. According to the Bible, these are the signs leading to the rapture, and preceding the plagues that will scourge the remnants of mankind after the true believers have been spirited away into the heavens, safe from the horror about to befall those left behind. It is in this time that the angels will sound the Trumpets announcing the arrival of the apocalypse and the ultimate Judgment of God will bestowedupon humanity. Apocalypse 2012: God's Judgments studies the sacred Word of the Holy Bible to interpret present happenings and glean insights into the days to come. For believers of the faith, and those who wish to know what will come after the end of the year 2012, Johnson's work will make for a truly engrossing reading experience.

The Global War on Christians

Author: John L. Allen, Jr.
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0770437362
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One of the most respected journalists in the United States and the bestselling author of The Future Church uses his unparalleled knowledge of world affairs and religious insight to investigate the troubling worldwide persecution of Christians. From Iraq and Egypt to Sudan and Nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in the early 21st century are the world's most persecuted religious group. According to the secular International Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of violations of religious freedom in the world today are directed against Christians. In effect, our era is witnessing the rise of a new generation of martyrs. Underlying the global war on Christians is the demographic reality that more than two-thirds of the world's 2.3 billion Christians now live outside the West, often as a beleaguered minority up against a hostile majority-- whether it's Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, Hindu radicalism in India, or state-imposed atheism in China and North Korea. In Europe and North America, Christians face political and legal challenges to religious freedom. Allen exposes the deadly threats and offers investigative insight into what is and can be done to stop these atrocities. “This book is about the most dramatic religion story of the early 21st century, yet one that most people in the West have little idea is even happening: The global war on Christians,” writes John Allen. “We’re not talking about a metaphorical ‘war on religion’ in Europe and the United States, fought on symbolic terrain such as whether it’s okay to erect a nativity set on the courthouse steps, but a rising tide of legal oppression, social harassment and direct physical violence, with Christians as its leading victims. However counter-intuitive it may seem in light of popular stereotypes of Christianity as a powerful and sometimes oppressive social force, Christians today indisputably form the most persecuted religious body on the planet, and too often its new martyrs suffer in silence.” This book looks to shatter that silence.

Modern War and the Utility of Force

Author: Isabelle Duyvesteyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136969608
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This book investigates the use and utility of military force in modern war. After the Cold War, Western armed forces have increasingly been called upon to intervene in internal conflicts in the former Third World. These forces have been called upon to carry out missions that they traditionally have not been trained and equipped for, in environments that they often have not been prepared for. A number of these ‘new’ types of operations in allegedly ‘new’ wars stand out, such as peace enforcement, state-building, counter-insurgency, humanitarian aid, and not the least counter-terrorism. The success rate of these missions has, however, been mixed, providing fuel for an increasingly loud debate on the utility of force in modern war. This edited volume poses as its central question: what is in fact the utility of force? Is force useful for anything other than a complete conventional defeat of a regular opponent, who is confronted in the open field? This book will be of much interest to students of strategic studies, war and conflict studies, counter-insurgency, security studies and IR. Isabelle Duyvesteyn is an Associate Professor at the Department of History of International Relations, Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Jan Angstrom is a researcher at the Swedish National Defence College.