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    DescriptionPulitzer Prize-winning reporting team, husband and wife Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, take us on a journey through Africa and Asia to meet an extraordinary array of exceptional women struggling against terrible circumstances. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they are girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century combined. More girls are killed in this routine 'gendercide' in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth, it was totalitarianism. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. Fierce, moral, pragmatic, full of amazing stories of courage and inspiration, HALF THE SKY is essential reading for every global citizen.


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    Title
    Half the Sky
    Subtitle
    How to Change the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas D. Kristof, By (author) Sheryl WuDunn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844086825
    ISBN 10: 1844086828
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, GTF, JPVH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFG
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    Libri: ENGM4900
    BISAC V2.8: POL035010
    Libri: FRAU1015
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    Libri: ENTW6500, P0041408, POLI2026
    BISAC V2.8: BUS092000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QFG
    BISAC V2.8: SOC042000
    DC22: 362.8309172
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, JPVH, GTP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QFG
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Illustrations note
    Integrated: 20, b/w
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    05 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China as New York Times correspondents. Mr Kristof won a second Pulitzer for his op-ed columns. They live in the New York area with their three children.
    Review quote
    A brilliantly argued case for investing in the health and autonomy of women worldwide ... Far from making moral appeals, the authors posit that it is impossible for countries to climb out of poverty if only a fraction of women participate in the labour force ... The authors reveal local women to be the most effective change agents Publishers' Weekly (starred review) 'This wonderful book combines a denunciation of horrible abuses with clear-eyed hope and some compelling practical strategies. The courageous women described here, and millions more like them, deserve nothing less' THE NEW YORK TIMES 'An inspiring testament to women's courage, and their struggle for hope and recovery' Khaleid Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner 'These stories show us the power and resilience of women who would have every reason to give up but never do ... You will not want to put this book down'