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    DescriptionVodka, chess, hip-hop and child soldiers...all these are linked by the Kalashnikov, the iconic but deadly Russian rifle. Some 90 million of these guns exist - and they do not die when their owners do. Now made in dozens of countries it has been fired in hundreds of conflicts since its introduction. It has a terrible claim to fame: the most effective weapon ever invented. Trigger Issues - "Kalashnikov" explains the arms trade, politics and culture through the grimly fascinating lens of the world's deadliest weapon and shows how its direct social effects have swept across whole continents. In contrast, campaigns round the world are removing guns from gangs and communities. As they are recycled and made into sculptures might the Kalashnikov one day be seen as a symbol of peace?


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    Title
    Kalashnikov AK-47
    Subtitle
    One Small Item, One Giant Impact
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gideon Burrows
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904456308
    ISBN 10: 1904456308
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.9
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TTMW
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    Libri: I-HS
    LC classification: UG
    BISAC V2.8: EDU020000
    DC22: 623.4424
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS036060
    DC22: 623.4425
    Thema V1.0: JBCC, TTMW
    Illustrations note
    15 b&w illustration and photographs
    Publisher
    New Internationalist Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    New Internationalist Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Gideon Burrows is a writer and editor, specialising in politics, ethics and the environment. He is author of the No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, and editor of The Ethical Careers Guide. He is former joint coordinator of Campaign Against Arms Trade, and now runs a media consultancy and publisher working with socially driven organizations.
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1 An icon is born 2 Kalashnikov chic 3 Symbol of power 4 Weapon of war 5 Kids and Kalashnikov 6 Guns for Goats Contacts and resources