Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict

Author: William H. Boothby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198728504
Release Date: 2016-03-10
Genre: Humanitarian law

The evolution of the law of weaponry -- Components of the international law of weaponry -- The use of weapons and the law of targeting -- Customary principles-superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering -- Customary principles-indiscriminate weapons -- Weapons and the environment -- Conventional Weapons Convention -- Poison, poisoned weapons, asphyxiating gases, biological and chemical weapons -- Firearms, bullets, and analogous projectiles -- The rules relating to mines, booby-traps, and other devices -- Rules relating to other specific technologies -- Nuclear weapons -- Applying weapons law to particular weapon systems -- Cluster munitions -- Weapons in sea warfare -- Unexploded and abandoned weapons -- Non-international armed conflict -- Compliance with international weapons law -- Technology, humanitarian concern, and international weapons law -- The future of weapons law

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Publisher:
ISBN: 00158119
Release Date: 2002
Genre:


Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495810827
Release Date: 2010-03-05
Genre: Social Science

Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this streamlined, market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. The authors present the fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective using three unifying themes to frame the text: 1) the varied ways humans face the challenges of existence, 2) the connections between culture and biology in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and 3) the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. They also integrate coverage of race, class, gender, and ethnicity throughout the text, and in this edition, they have expanded the popular Globalscape feature to get students thinking about the consequences of globalization and (sometimes) their own behavior. Furthermore, the text’s strong supplements program provides instructors and students with a wealth of resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Anthropology The Human Challenge

Author: William A. Haviland
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133941323
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Social Science

Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today's world. You'll discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence; the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human behavior; and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essence of Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133707905
Release Date: 2012-01-13
Genre: Social Science

THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY features an experienced and diverse author team with expertise in all subfields of anthropology. With an eye to visual and written clarity, the authors present anthropology from an integrated, holistic perspective. They use three unifying themes as a framework to tie the book together and keep students focused: systemic adaptation to emphasize that every culture, past and present, is an integrated and dynamic system of adaptation; biocultural connections that highlight the integration of human culture and biology in the steps humans take to meet the challenges of survival; and the emergence of globalization and its disparate impact on peoples and cultures around the world. Within each chapter, pedagogical elements hone in on particularly interesting examples that give students deeper insight into the meaning and relevance of a wide range of topics covered in the general narrative, and insightful questions foster critical thinking about main themes. In further support of learning, the book's design facilitates students' ability to understand anthropology's key concepts and their great relevance to today's complex world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Arts of the South Seas

Author: Musée Barbier-Mueller
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 3791320920
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Art

Drawing on the famous collections of the Musee Barbier-Mueller this unusual and beautifully illustrated book brings together these cultures to demonstrate the astonishing aesthetic similarities between civilizations located far apart in both space and time. While the arts of the Easter Islands and Maori civilizations have been well known for some years the creativity of the inhabitants of Borneo, Sulawei, and Sumatra is less familiar, and is scarcely represented in the major public collections.On the basis of the linguistic consonance between the thousand or more modern languages spoken in Oceania, anthropologists and archaeologists have begun to trace the cultural links throughout this area, in particular through the rituals and beliefs which are often the inspiration for the forms and functions of the artifacts. Masks in human or animal form, made of tortoiseshell, wood, dried leaves or clay; drums, shields, and batons; multicolored clothing for war and peace; intricate jewelry; as well as awide variety of everyday containers and implements -- all the treasures in this collection display a sophistication of ornament and technical expertise which rival the products of ancient European civilizations.Scholarly essays by over thirty international experts focus on each island or civilization and form a fascinating study which will certainly become the standard work in this field, of interest to both students and the general reader.