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Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (Crosslines Essential Field Guides to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones) [Kindle Edition]

John Butt , Ahmed Rashid , Peter Marsden , Christine Aziz , Michael Keating , Timothy Weaver , Whitney Azoy , Ali Wardak , Jonathan Walter , Edward Girardet
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Book Description

The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (EFG) is widely regarded as the best and most comprehensive handbook available. This is no ordinary travel guide but a handbook that is specifically tailored for international aid workers, military, journalists, diplomats, private sector, academic and others interested in or working in Afghanistan, the EFG is edited and produced by some of the world's top writers and experts on the country and region.

Overview essays and detailed Infobriefs focus on international recovery operations, security, culture, agriculture, environment, security, health, women, human rights, Taliban, key players and other related subjects. There are also security and survival tips, where to stay, a Dari and Pashto phrasebook, key contacts, information on Kabul and the regions, Peshawar and Islamabad. This handbook is an indispensable companion guide for anyone serious about Afghanistan but seeking quick and highly readable information.

The editors are now in the process of producing the 4th and fully updated edition of the EFG to Afghanistan. In the meantime, the electronic version of the 3rd edition is available to those in desperate need of such vital information. By ordering a Kindle copy you will also be supporting this crucial project. Once the 4th edition is complete, the editors will be producing a Dari edition.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2097 KB
  • Print Length: 524 pages
  • Publisher: Crosslines Esssential Media (UK) Ltd; 3rd 2006 edition (July 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EM8Z9C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,176,771 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Afghanistan fieldguide tells the full story October 25, 2001
Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan tells the full story about Afghanistan in a way I can't find in any other book. Whether it's politics, culture or humanitarian information you're after - it's all in there. I never realised how big those Buddhas were that the Taliban blew up until I saw a picture in this book! If you want to understand more about the country at the centre of world news, this is the book to buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guidebook, Now in an Updated Version April 15, 2006
The new (2005)edition of this guide brings the story up to 2004 and contains ample documentation regarding the struggling new democracy of Afghanistan. The writing is rich in colorful, touching, scary, revealing details that tend to get filtered out of official and semi-official reports. I found the discussions of deforestation, landmines, and security particularly helpful. Written from a European perspective, the book provides many useful suggestions for travel in Afghanistan that usefully complement advice from American sources.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential read! October 12, 2012
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An excellent, informative and well set out guide which is a must~have and must~read for anyone intending to operate, in any capacity, in the complex context that is Afghanistan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Handbook for relief workers in Afghanistan. April 6, 1999
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This book was made for the use of relief workers working in Afghanistan. Aid for Aid participated in helping provide the maps for this book .
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More About the Author

Edward Girardet is a journalist, writer and producer who has reported from numerous humanitarian and conflict zones in Africa, Asia and elsewhere since the late 1970s. As a foreign correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, US News and World Report, and The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour based in Paris, he first began covering Afghanistan several months prior to the Soviet invasion in 1979. He has worked on numerous television current affairs and documentary segments on subjects ranging from the war in Angola to lost tribes in Western New Guinea and environmental issues in Africa for major European and North American broadcasters. Girardet is afounding director of the Institute for Media and Global Governance in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also editor of Crosslines Essential Media Ltd (UK).

Girardet has written widely for major publications such as National Geographic Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times and other media on humanitarian, media and conflict issues. He has also written and edited several books, notably Afghanistan - The Soviet War (1985), Somalia, Rwanda and Beyond (1996), Populations in Danger (1996), and The CROSSLINES Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (1998, 2004 and 2006). Girardet lives with his family in Cessy, France near the Swiss border with Geneva.


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