War of the Mines

War of the Mines : Cambodia, Landmines and the Impoverishment of a Nation

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'In this book, written with first-hand knowledge and a deep care for the Khmer people, (the author and photographer) show that Cambodia exemplifies a worldwide plague of suffering; and they propose what can be done to end the suffering. I cannot recommend their work too highly' John Pilger 'The high photographic content will place the book in an althogether different genre of reporting than the landmine issue has so far received. It incorporates virtually all the esisting research done of the mine problem in Cambodia to date, as well as including original information' Ed Miles, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation 'War of the Mines is a passionately detailed study of mines in a single country ...the most thorough account yet published of their effect on a civilian population ...a significant contribution to the growing awareness in the West of the peculiar perniciousness of these weapons' John Ryle, Times Literary Supplement War of the Mines is the first illustrated study of the impact of landmine warfare on communities in Cambodia. After several visits to the country, Davies and Dunlop have meticulously documented the history of landmine warfare in a country where, it is estimated, there are more landmines than there are people. This book focuses on one particular district, Rattanak Mondul in Battambang province - the region which has had one of the highest concentrations of landmines. Through hard-hitting, yet unsensational, photographs and the personal accounts of landmine victims and military personnel, War of the Mines offers a powerful description of the horrors of landmine warfare.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 194 x 270 x 14mm | 621.43g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100+ black and white photographs / 6 maps
  • 0745308600
  • 9780745308609
  • 2,172,284

Review quote

'In this book, written with first-hand knowledge and a deep care for the Khmer people, (the author and photographer) show that Cambodia exemplifies a worldwide plague of suffering; and they propose what can be done to end the suffering. I cannot recommend their work too highly'-- John Pilger 'The high photographic content will place the book in an althogether different genre of reporting than the landmine issue has so far received. It incorporates virtually all the esisting research done of the mine problem in Cambodia to date, as well as including original information' --Ed Miles, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation 'War of the Mines is a passionately detailed study of mines in a single country ... the most thorough account yet published of their effect on a civilian population ... a significant contribution to the growing awareness in the West of the peculiar perniciousness of these weapons' --John Ryle, Times Literary Supplement 'In this book, written with first-hand knowledge and a deep care for the Khmer people, (the author and photographer) show that Cambodia exemplifies a worldwide plague of suffering; and they propose what can be done to end the suffering. I cannot recommend their work too highly'-- John Pilger 'The high photographic content will place the book in an althogether different genre of reporting than the landmine issue has so far received. It incorporates virtually all the esisting research done of the mine problem in Cambodia to date, as well as including original information' --Ed Miles, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation 'War of the Mines is a passionately detailed study of mines in a single country ... the most thorough account yet published of their effect on a civilian population ... a significant contribution to the growing awareness in the West of the peculiar perniciousness of these weapons' --John Ryle, Times Literary Supplementshow more

About Paul Davies

Paul Davies is Overseas Desk Officer at the British-based Mines Advisory Group. He has worked extensively in Cambodia.show more

Table of contents

History of Cambodia; general survey; Rattanak Mondul history; Rattanak Mondul case studies; demining Cambodia; prosthetics and society; global survey of landmine production and use; landmining and law.show more