The Resource No friends but the mountains : dispatches from the world's violent highlands, Judith Matloff

No friends but the mountains : dispatches from the world's violent highlands, Judith Matloff

Label
No friends but the mountains : dispatches from the world's violent highlands
Title
No friends but the mountains
Title remainder
dispatches from the world's violent highlands
Statement of responsibility
Judith Matloff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A veteran war correspondent journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe--from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia--to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights. Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. Mountains provide a natural refuge for those who want to elude authority, and their remoteness has allowed archaic practices to persist well into our globalized era. As Judith Matloff shows, the result is a combustible mix we in the lowlands cannot afford to ignore. Traveling to conflict zones across the world, she introduces us to Albanian teenagers involved in ancient blood feuds; Mexican peasants hunting down violent poppy growers; and Jihadists who have resisted the Russian military for decades. At every stop, Matloff reminds us that the drugs, terrorism, and instability cascading down the mountainside affect us all. A work of political travel writing in the vein of Ryszard Kapuscinski and Robert Kaplan, No Friends but the Mountains is an indelible portrait of the conflicts that have unexpectedly shaped our world"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matloff, Judith
Dewey number
355.009/04
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D862.5
LC item number
.M38 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matloff, Judith
  • Military history, Modern
  • Military history, Modern
  • Uplands
  • Mountains
  • Mountain life
  • Civil war
  • Violence
  • Social conflict
  • Ethnic conflict
Target audience
adult
Label
No friends but the mountains : dispatches from the world's violent highlands, Judith Matloff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. A towering problem -- One for one : the Dinaric Alps -- Our land is our land : Sierra Madre -- Holding the high ground of nothing : the Andes -- The dammed : Himalayas -- Mountain thistles : the Caucasus -- On the existential border : Kashmir -- The gods of the valleys are not the gods of the hills. Part one: the Green Mountains and the Hindu Kush ; Part two: the Lyngen Alps -- Cantonment (contentment) : the Pyrenees and the Swiss Alps
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780465097883
Lccn
2016043569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952369545
  • 1579760
  • (OCoLC)ocn952369545
  • 1579760
Label
No friends but the mountains : dispatches from the world's violent highlands, Judith Matloff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. A towering problem -- One for one : the Dinaric Alps -- Our land is our land : Sierra Madre -- Holding the high ground of nothing : the Andes -- The dammed : Himalayas -- Mountain thistles : the Caucasus -- On the existential border : Kashmir -- The gods of the valleys are not the gods of the hills. Part one: the Green Mountains and the Hindu Kush ; Part two: the Lyngen Alps -- Cantonment (contentment) : the Pyrenees and the Swiss Alps
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780465097883
Lccn
2016043569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952369545
  • 1579760
  • (OCoLC)ocn952369545
  • 1579760

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