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The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous Peoples

Edith Mirante

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous PeoplesA look at the plight of tribal Asians known as “Negrito.” Nearly exterminated by exploitation, disease and a cataclysmic volcano, these extraordinary people now survive as forest hunter gatherers in only a few places: mainland Malaysia, the Philippines and India’s remote Andaman Islands. Read More ››

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How Could This Happen? Explaining the Holocaust

Dan McMillan

How Could This Happen? Explaining the HolocaustPutting the Holocaust into a new historical context, historian Dan McMillan offers a compelling argument for how the perfect storm of bleak circumstances, malevolent ideas, and damaged personalities unleashed such terrifying atrocity and whether it could happen again. Read More ››

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The Fortunes of Africa: 5,000 Years of Wealth, Greed & Endeavor

Martin Meredith

The Fortunes of Africa: 5,000 Years of Wealth, Greed & EndeavorRenowned English historian-journalist Martin Meredith (author of Diamonds, Gold, and War and The Fate of Africa) weaves together a fascinating tapestry of the exploitation and plunder that have beset Africa since the era of the Pharaohs to modern day. Read More ››

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Omo River Valley: Progress at What Cost?

Randy Olson

Periods of Drought on The Omo River, EthiopiaRandy Olson, veteran National Geographic photographer, discusses the culture and people of Omo River Valley, on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya, whose livelihood is threatened by a massive hydroelectric dam being constructed in southern Ethiopia. Read More ››