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Blood and Earth Epub Blood And Earth By Kevin Bales Valtrex 4.us For Readers Of Such Crusading Works Of Nonfiction As Katherine Boo S Beyond The Beautiful Forevers And Tracy Kidder S Mountains Beyond Mountains Comes A Powerful And Captivating Examination Of Two Entwined Global Crises Environmental Destruction And Human Trafficking And An Inspiring, Bold Plan For How We Can Solve Them A Leading Expert On Modern Day Slavery, Kevin Bales Has Traveled To Some Of The World S Most Dangerous Places Documenting And Battling Human Trafficking In The Course Of His Reporting, Bales Began To Notice A Pattern Emerging Where Slavery Existed, So Did Massive, Unchecked Environmental Destruction But Why Bales Set Off To Find The Answer In A Fascinating And Moving Journey That Took Him Into The Lives Of Modern Day Slaves And Along A Supply Chain That Leads Directly To The Cellphones In Our Pockets What He Discovered Is That Even As It Destroys Individuals, Families, And Communities, New Forms Of Slavery That Proliferate In The World S Lawless Zones Also Pose A Grave Threat To The Environment Simply Put, Modern Day Slavery Is Destroying The Planet The Product Of Seven Years Of Travel And Research, Blood And Earth Brings Us Dramatic Stories From The World S Most Beautiful And Tragic Places, The Environmental And Human Rights Hotspots Where This Crisis Is Concentrated But It Also Tells The Stories Of Some Of The Most Common Products We All Consume From Computers To Shrimp To Jewelry Whose Origins Are Found In These Same Places Blood And Earth Calls On Us To Recognize The Grievous Harm We Have Done To One Another, Put An End To It, And Recommit To Repairing The World This Is A Clear Eyed And Inspiring Book That Suggests How We Can Begin The Work Of Healing Humanity And The Planet We Share.Praise For Blood And Earth A Heart Wrenching Narrative Weaving Together Interviews, History, And Statistics, The Author Shines A Light On How The Poverty, Chaos, Wars, And Government Corruption Create The Perfect Storm Where Slavery Flourishes And Environmental Destruction Follows A Clear Eyed Account Of Man S Inhumanity To Man And Earth Read It To Get Informed, And Then Take Action Kirkus Reviews Starred Review An Expos Of The Global Economy S Deadly Dance Between Slavery And Environmental Disaster Based On Extensive Travels Through Eastern Congo S Mineral Mines, Bangladeshi Fisheries, Ghanian Gold Mines, And Brazilian Forests, Bales Reveals The Appalling Truth In Graphic Detail Readers Will Be Deeply Disturbed To Learn How The Links Connecting Slavery, Environmental Issues, And Modern Convenience Are Forged Publishers Weekly This Well Researched And Vivid Book Studies The Connection Between Slavery And Environmental Destruction, And What It Will Take To End Both Shelf Awarenessstarred Review This Is A Remarkable Book, Demonstrating Once The Deep Links Between The Ongoing Degradation Of The Planet And The Ongoing Degradation Of Its Most Vulnerable People It S A Bracing Reminder That A Mentality That Allows Throwaway People Also Allows A Throwaway Earth Bill McKibben, Author Of Eaarth Making A Life On A Tough New Planet From The Hardcover Edition.


10 thoughts on “Blood and Earth

  1. says:

    This book s message regarding the connections between impoverishment, desperation, exploitation and environmental degradation is important but the ideas proposed to save the world are no secret, and frankly they re kind of a joke Early on, when talking about his investigation of an illegal mining operation, he says I can t live without my phone and people here are dying because of it So I figured this would probably lead to one of two things, either a criticism of a culture where people lite This book s message regarding the connections between impoverishment, desperation, exploitation and environmental degradation is important but the ideas proposed to save the world are no secret, and frankly they re kind of a joke Early on, when talking about his investigation of an illegal mining operation, he says I can t live without my phone and people here are dying because of it So I figured this would probably lead to one of two...


  2. says:

    3.5 4 stars Oh, man This might be a case of ignorance is bliss But as the author points out, once you know, you can no longer plea ignorance, just indifference Basically, if we use a touch screen, buy gold and other gems, eat shrimp from someplace other than the US, or purchase lumber that isn t certifiably sourced, we are participating in global slavery And that just scratches the surface Not only that, but the author shows how slavery goes hand in hand with ecocide These organizations d 3.5 4 stars Oh, man This might be a case of ignorance is bliss But as the author points out, once you know, you can no longer plea ignorance, just indifference Basically, if we use a touch screen, buy gold and other gems, eat shrimp from someplace other than the US, or purchase lumber that isn t certifiably sourced, we are participating in global slavery And that just scratches the surface Not only that, but the author shows how slavery goes hand in hand with ecocide These ...


  3. says:

    Ich w nschte wirklich, ein deutscher Verlag w rde das bersetzen Bales schreibt so fantastisch und bildgewaltig und berzeugt nicht nur mit Sprache, sondern auch mit Fakten Er stellt die unglaublich interessante und be ngstigende Verbindung zwischen Menschenhandel und Umweltzerst rung her...


  4. says:

    The authors makes disturbing links between global climate change, socio economic unrest, and modern slavery Must read for anyone planning to work with refugees, those in poverty, international studies, economics, international law, and political science.


  5. says:

    Blood and Earth is an interesting book on slavery What got me eveninterested was the tagline of this book Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World.Kevin Bales is an expert on modern day slavery and has been researching on the same since the 1990s He has covered various aspects of modern day slavery and its effect on the environment.The general theme of this book is that slaves produce many of the things that we buy, and in the process they are forced to destroy our Blood and Earth is an interesting book on slavery What got me eveninterested was the tagline of this book Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World.Kevin Bales is an expert on modern day slavery and has been researching on the same since the 1990s He has covered various aspects of modern day slave...


  6. says:

    A compulsive read for those with an interest in social justice and environmentalism This book will make it hard for some to continue supporting various industries or at least shall drive them to ask, where did this come from and what am I supporting with my purchase The personal stories are matter of fact allowing the reader or at least this one to understand once again how we in the States have no idea the conditions so many endure while barely achieving the daily requirements of food a A compulsive read for those with an interest in social justice and environmentalism This book ...


  7. says:

    It was hard to read this book because the subject matter was so disturbing As the final chapter asserts, you can t un know what you know Each of us is responsible for making informed choices as consumers and acting as global citizens and stewards.


  8. says:

    Nice blend of information and story telling and concrete action plans.


  9. says:

    Extremely thought provoking and disturbing, Kevin Bales Blood and Earth will keep you up at night and hopefully guide your purchases, investments and votes.


  10. says:

    I was so excited to read this book and was unfortunately disappointed The research and stories told were incredibly powerful, and the problem is clearly demonstrated However, the book lacks a clear thesis and doesn t really present solutions The structure of the book doesn t lend itself to you forming your own solutions either several points are repeated to the point of utter redundancy Some thoughts and ideas are randomly inserted in chapters, making it seem like Bales just felt the need t I was so excited to read this book and...


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