Image
EAN-139780719561238   EAN-13 barcode 9780719561238
Product NameChildren At War
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:7.76 inches / Length:0.83 inches / Weight:0.55 pounds / Width:5.04 inches
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0520248767
SKUMON0000786929
Price New13.95 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used0.01 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width0.68 inches    (convert)
Height9.22 inches    (convert)
Length6.24 inches    (convert)
Weight13.92 ounces    (convert)
AuthorP. W. Singer
Page Count278
BindingPaperback
Published04/10/2006
Long DescriptionFrom U.S. soldiers having to fight children in Afghanistan and Iraq to juvenile terrorists in Sri Lanka to Palestine, the new, younger face of battle is a terrible reality of 21st century warfare. Indeed, the very first American soldier killed by hostile fire in the War on Terrorism” was shot by a fourteen-year-old Afghan boy. Children at War is the first comprehensive examination of a disturbing and escalating phenomenon: the use of children as soldiers around the globe. Interweaving explanatory narrative with the voices of child soldiers themselves, P.W. Singer, an internationally recognized expert in modern warfare, introduces the brutal reality of conflict, where children are sent off to fight in war-torn hotspots from Colombia and the Sudan to Kashmir and Sierra Leone. He explores the evolution of this phenomenon, how and why children are recruited, indoctrinated, trained, and converted to soldiers and then lays out the consequences for global security, with a special case study on terrorism. With this established, he lays out the responses that can end this horrible practice. What emerges is not only a compelling and clarifying read on the darker reality of modern warfare, but also a clear and urgent call for action.
Similar Items9780061479649: Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places
9781104009663: Child Soldiers
9781933286143: Inexcusable Absence: Why 60 Million Girls Still Aren't In School And What To Do About It
9780674032552: Child Soldiers: From Violence To Protection
9780802779564: They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest To Eradicate The Use Of Child Soldiers
9780307355775: They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest To Eradicate The Use Of Child Soldiers
9780099494126: Nonviolence: The History Of A Dangerous Idea (Modern Library Chronicles)
9780226449333: Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide
9780739481431: Non-Violence: The History Of A Dangerous Idea
9780548393604: Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide
View 112 more similar items
Created08-06-2013 1:06:39am
Modified04-30-2020 11:49:33pm
MD58655606304d892194fb8f5c9d18352d6
SHA25618bc688c40af4171957998684f98a391cc42bfc0d7939b56eacfb0700605b035
Search Googleby EAN or by Title
Query Time0.0219810

Article of interest

If you read earlier articles you will know that we had to do a major hardware rebuild and restore from backups. Well we have gotten everything back up and it all seem stable so we are moving on to work on the upgrade again.

We have been working on some handy upgrades on the database and user interface screens in some areas. Although the changes that are coming won't be dramatic from the user point of view, they are very dramatic on the database side of things.

Yes, you as the user will see some changes. Almost all of the changes center around how the company data is being stored. You will also see some speed improvements. But really, the vast majority of the changes are happening behind the screens and on the database itself.

You see, we have been storing the company data in a very old format for a while and planning on how to get it to a new, more effecient format for some time. The goal is to make it easier for end users to get to the correct and most current information quickly but also to allow company owners easier editing tools for their company information and their products.

The hardware issue from a couple weeks ago stopped all development as we worked hard to rebuild the production systems and make sure nothing got missed. We carefully monitored and any time any hiccup was detected we quickly corrected it. Mostly there were a few configuration settings that got missed during the rebuild. Nothing major was missed and we even managed to sneak in a couple minor but handy upgrades along the way. But now that things are back to normal, we are moving our focus back to the upgrade.

Hopefully, the new changes are only a couple weeks away. Unfortunately, because such a drastic change to the database is needed, when the time comes, the site will be off line for a couple hours as the data is unloaded then reloaded into the new format.

Don't worry, you won't get any errors of any kind. You will just see the "we are upgrading" message if you visit during that time. But we will be doing the work in the very early morning hours to minimize impact.

Close

Search

Close

Share