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Essential Field Guides to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones: Afghanistan Paperback – February, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: Essential Field Guides to Humanitarian and Conflict Zones
  • Paperback: 524 pages
  • Publisher: Media Action International; 2nd edition (February 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2970017601
  • ISBN-13: 978-2970017608
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,388,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Erin L. Mayhew on October 25, 2001
Format: Paperback
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth J. Dillon on April 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
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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By J Flood-Hunt on October 12, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
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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3 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
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.