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Jihad By Ahmed Rashid

by Ahmed Rashid

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An exploration of the five Central Asian republics adjacent to Afghanistan - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Based on research and interviews, it explains the roots of militant rage in Central Asia and suggests ways in which this threat could be neutralised.
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Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid

Biological diversity is considered one of today's most urgent environmental concerns, yet the term was first coined only twenty-five years ago. Why did the concept of biological diversity so quickly capture public attention and emerge as a banner issue for the environmental movement? In this book, Timothy J. Farnham explores for the first time the historical roots of biological diversity, tracing the evolution of the term as well as the history of the conservation traditions that contributed to its rapid acceptance and popularity. Biological diversity is understood today as consisting of three components--species diversity, genetic diversity, and ecosystem diversity. Farnham finds that these three tiers coincided with three earlier, disparate conservation traditions that converged when the cause of preserving biological diversity was articulated. He tells the stories of these different historical foundations, recounts how the term came into the environmental lexicon, and shows how the evolution of the idea of biological diversity reflects an evolution of American attitudes toward the natural world.

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Jihad Reviews

"For many years now, Ahmed Rashid has been the journalistic interpreter of the changing nature of Islam in Central Asia. He has always been ahead of the curve, and America's war on terrorism makes his new book more important than ever." Robert D. Kaplan, author of Warrior Politics "Jihad is but the latest of Ahmed Rashid's insightful books on religion and politics in South and Central Asia. It would be welcome at any time but is critical reading today. A must read for policymakers, scholars, the media, and informed citizens." John L. Esposito, author of Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?

About Ahmed Rashid

Ahmed Rashid is a journalist based in Lahore. He is the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and the Daily Telegraph. He also writes for the Wall Street Journal.

Rashid's previous book, Taliban (published by Yale University Press), reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
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