Arms Trade eBook

Arms Trade eBook

by Ashley Rae Harris

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This title examines one of the world's critical issues, the arms trade. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue leading up to its current and future impact on society. Import and export nations, civilians, brokers, mercenaries, terrorists, and corrupt governments are discussed in detail, as well as licensed production, embargoes, changing alliances, and government legislation meant to control the arms trade. Also covered are types of weapons, threats to international security, the United Nations and other organizations that work to control illegal weapons and exercise law enforcement, and the arms trade related to the global economy. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of the arms trade. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617589287
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Essential Issues Series: Set 2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 11 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Born to Kill 6

Chapter 2 From Bow and Arrow to AK-47 14

Chapter 3 Weapons Changing Hands 24

Chapter 4 The Role of the Law 24

Chapter 5 Guns and Diamonds 46

Chapter 6 Small Arms, Big Problems 56

Chapter 7 Man-Portable Missiles 66

Chapter 8 Buying Back Control 76

Chapter 9 The Future of Arms Trade 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 108

About the Author 112

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