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The Waterfowl And Wading Birds Manual

RRP $18.99

The pet bird population continues to rise and waterfowl and wading birds fanciers love bird. The Waterfowl And Wading Birds Manual is packed with expert advice on keeping, feeding and caring for waterfowl and wading birds.

This is an essential primer for the newcomer to waterfowl and wading birds and a classic to add to any birds lover's collection. Whether you are just starting out or already have a few years of experience, this manual puts a wealth of information at your fingertips.

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Evaluating Peacekeeping Missions

RRP $254.99

This book offers a new perspective on peace missions in intra-state wars, based on comparative field research. 

When the government of a country collapses, states and international organizations are confronted with a situation in which one option is to intervene. Within 20 years, 11 peace operations took place in intra-state wars waged in three different African countries: Somalia, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In theoretical terms, this book puts forward a new definition of peace operation success based on two crucial elements: the (re)establishment of order and the accomplishment of the mandate. It is a conundrum of peace operations that the means for accomplishing mandates are not necessarily those that will contribute to achieving order. The focus on 'blurry' outcomes provides a clearer theoretical framework to understand what constitutes successful peace operations. The book outlines a new typology for better assessing and classifying peace operations, as failures, partial failures, partial successes, or successes. It explains the different outcomes of peace operations (based on the type of success/failure) by outlining the effect(s) of the combination of the key ingredients-strategy and the type of interveners.

Empirically, this book tests the saliency of the theoretical framework by examining the peace operations which took place in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Liberia. All three fall into what has been qualified as the 'worst' context for 'transitional politics.' However, this book refutes the pessimism about peace operations in these contexts and demonstrates that 1) even if the three countries represent challenging contexts, peace operations may succeed, partially or totally; and that 2) the diverse outcomes are better explained by the type of intervener and the strategy employed than by the type of context. It shows that, for a peace operation in an intra-state war, the adoption of a deterrence strategy works best for re-establishing order while the involvement of a great power facilitates the accomplishment of the mandate. The book thus shows how effective international peace operations can be, even in the toughest cases.

This book will be of much interest to students of peacekeeping, conflict resolution, civil wars, security studies and IR in general. 

Southeast Asia Birds

RRP $12.99

Southeast Asia, as covered in this guide, includes Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra, Borneo, Cambodia, & the Philippines. Filled with an impressive array of bird species, this region will be a delight to bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Southeast Birds is the perfect pocket-sized, reference guide to bring along as you explore this richly diverse area. Over 140 familiar species of birds are highlighted with detailed illustrations and clear, easy-to-read descriptions. A back panel map showing the region’s most prominent birding hotspots is also included.

Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide is an excellent source of portable information and will conveniently fold to fit into a pocket for quick access.

About the Author

Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.


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