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The Bone Woman

Author : Clea Koff
ISBN : 9780307369772
Genre : Social Science
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Published ten years after the genocide in Rwanda, The Bone Woman is a riveting, deeply personal account by a forensic anthropologist sent on seven missions by the UN War Crimes Tribunal. To prosecute charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, the UN needs proof that the bodies found are those of non-combatants. This means answering two questions: who the victims were, and how they were killed. The only people who can answer both these questions are forensic anthropologists. Before being sent to Rwanda in 1996, Clea Koff was a twenty-three-year-old graduate student studying prehistoric skeletons in the safe confines of Berkeley, California. Over the next four years, her gruelling investigation into events that shocked the world transformed her from a wide-eyed student into a soul-weary veteran — and a wise and deeply thoughtful woman. Her unflinching account of those years — what she saw, how it affected her, who went to trial based on evidence she collected — makes for an unforgettable read, alternately riveting, frightening and miraculously hopeful. Readers join Koff as she comes face to face with the human meaning of genocide: exhuming almost five hundred bodies from a single grave in Kibuye, Rwanda; uncovering the wire-bound wrists of Srebrenica massacre victims in Bosnia; disinterring the body of a young man in southwestern Kosovo as his grandfather looks on in silence. As she recounts the fascinating details of her work, the hellish working conditions, the bureaucracy of the UN, and the heartbreak of survivors, Koff imbues her story with an immense sense of hope, humanity and justice. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Social Science

Forensic Nursing

Author : Rose E Constantino
ISBN : 9780803639126
Genre : Medical
File Size : 53.6 MB
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Explore the role of the forensic nurse in both the health care and criminal justice systems with this text written by experts in the field with contributions from well-known specialists. Inside you’ll find an overview of the forensic nursing field as well as crucial coverage on specific issues of evidence collection, prison health care, human trafficking, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Step-by-step, you will build a solid foundation in forensic nursing practice by developing competencies in deductive analysis, critical thinking, evaluation, application, and communication.
Category: Medical

Rwanda And The Moral Obligation Of Humanitarian Intervention

Author : Joshua James Kassner
ISBN : 9780748670482
Genre : Philosophy
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Kassner contends that the violation of the basic human rights of the Rwandan Tutsis morally obliged the international community to intervene militarily to stop the genocide. This compelling argument, grounded in basic rights, runs counter to the accepted view on the moral nature of humanitarian intervention. It has profound implications for our understanding of the moral nature of humanitarian military intervention, global justice and the role moral principles should play in the practical deliberations of states.
Category: Philosophy

Can These Bones Live

Author : Bella Brodzki
ISBN : 0804755426
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fundamentally concerned with the means by which translation ensures the afterlife of literary and cultural texts, this book examines multiple processes of translation, temporal and spatial, through acts of intercultural exchange and intergenerational transmission.
Category: Literary Criticism

Biography Today Scientists Inventors

Author : Cherie D. Abbey
ISBN : 0780807901
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides personal and professional data on twentieth-century well-known scientists and inventors.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Current Biography Yearbook 2004

Author : Clifford Thompson
ISBN : 0824210441
Genre : Reference
File Size : 35.45 MB
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Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123023322
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Library Journal

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ISBN : IND:30000093087140
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries