Zweisprachige Ausgabe Deutsch / Englisch Mit einem Vorwort von Professor Howard Bluestein / foreword by Professor Howard Bluestein Stormchasing, die Jagd nach den ganz grossen Unwettern, ist inzwischen zu einer ganz eigenen Bewegung geworden. Extremwetter-Pilger findet man überall dort, wo sich Blitz, Donner, Hagel und Wirbelstürme ein Stelldichein geben. Ganz besonders von Unwettern betroffen ist der Mittlere Westen der USA. In den dortigen Great Plains treffen sich deshalb auch alljährlich im Frühjahr und Sommer Stormchaser aus aller Welt, um Gewitter zu jagen, sie zu dokumentieren und darüber zu berichten. Meteorologe Michael Sachweh gehört zu diesen Stormchasern und beschäftigt sich schon seit vielen Jahren mit extremen Wettersituationen. Er sucht sowohl in Mitteleuropa als auch im Mittleren Westen der USA immer wieder die Nähe von Gewittern, Stürmen und Tornados, um sie zu beobachten und zu dokumentieren. Seine Erlebnisse und auch die Dokumente anderer Stormchaser präsentiert er nun in diesem Bildband. Die Themen der Bildkapitel reichen von der Pracht von Wolkenformen und Himmelsfarben über die Faszination der Blitze bis hin zur Naturgewalt von Wolkenbruch und Hagelschlag. Den tödlichen Tornados ist ein eigenes Kapitel gewidmet. Auf die Bilderkapitel folgt ein ebenso reich illustrierter Abschnitt mit zahlreichen Hintergrundinformationen zum Stormchasing &#8211; inklusive eines Auszugs aus einem Stormchaser-Tagebuch. Darüber hinaus beschreibt ein Unwetterexperte, wie man sich auf die Gewitterjagd vorbereitet, und ein Unwetterfotograf gibt Tipps für perfekte Aufnahmen. Erklärt wird daneben auch die Entstehung von Gewitterwolken, Grosshagel und Tornados in den USA. Abgerundet wird der Informationsteil durch Hinweise auf Bücher, Filme und Websites der internationalen Stormchaser-Szene. Product description in English Magnificent pictures tell the story of an unusual passion: storm chasing. Storm chasers are weather experts, photographers, film-makers and many others, who fell for the fascination of unusual experiences of nature. You will find these extreme weather pilgrims worldwide in places where thunder and lightning, hail and whirlwinds come together. Especially the Midwest of the USA is often affected by severe weather. Every year, in spring and summer, storm chasers from all over the world meet there in the Great Plains, to chase thunderstorms, document them and give reports. But chasing also becomes more and more popular in European regions that are often affected by thunderstorms. Impressive close-up pictures show the enormous force and stunning beauty of extraordinary weather phenomenon. Subjects of the illustrated chapters range from the splendour of cloud shapes and sky colours to the fascination of lightning to the force of cloudburst and hailstorm. An extra chapter deals with deadly tornados. The next part of the book, which is also generously illustrated, offers ample background information on storm chasing. An excerpt from a storm chaser diary takes the reader along to an exciting storm chase. Moreover, a severe weather expert describes how to prepare for a storm chase, and a severe weather photographer gives tips for perfect pictures. In addition, readers find extensive information on the formation of thunderclouds, large hailstones and tornados in the USA. This part of the book is rounded off by tips for books, films and websites about the international storm chaser scene. Dieses Buch wurde 2016 mit dem International Creative Media Award (ICMA) in der Kategorie &#8222;Fotobuch&#8220; mit Bronze ausgezeichnet.
The War on Truth investigates all aspects of the lead up to the war in Iraq, its execution, and its aftermath. Neil MacKay contends that the public was systematically fed untruths in a manner that questions what kind of democracy we really have. MacKay, award winning investigative journalist for Scotland's Sunday Herald newspaper has covered the West's intelligence agencies for many years. In this book he questions why 'intelligence' missed 9/11 and why the best funded intelligence networks in history got things so badly wrong. The WMD debate is also covered. MacKay's extensive contacts in the intelligence community make a telling contribution to this investigation and we see an intimate picture of how intelligence is gathered, how it is interpreted and why things go wrong. We also gain an insight to Neo-Cons, the radical think tank that surround George W. Bush and some of whom stated before 9/11, that the US 'needed another Pearl Harbor' to condition the American people (and their allies) into supporting war against Saddam Hussein. Author Neil MacKay is a three-times finalist as British Reporter of tile Year in the British Press Awards, Britain's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. MacKay revealed the identity of the Omagh bomber, exposed the British Army colonel who used loyalist terrorists as proxy assassins throughout the 'Troubles' in Northern Ireland and unmasked 'Stakeknife,' the highest-ranking British army spy inside the IRA.His investigations into the war on terror and the invasion of lraq have won international acclaim. More than 200,000 US readers regularly turn to his stories on the internet every Sunday. In 1999, MacKay famously wrote an article based on briefingswith CIA operatives in Pakistan that reported that aI-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden planned to use planes to attack mainland America. He has appeared on TV and radio regularly as a commentator in the UK, France. Italy. Japan. America. Canada, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and throughout the Middle East.John Pilger: 'Neil's masterly and prodigious scoops are the stuff of newspaper legend' Truthout.org: 'the gold standard of investigative journalists' REVIEWS John Pilger: 'Neil's masterly and prodigious scoops are the stuff of newspaper legend' British Press Awards: 'the cool journalist - the guy who's first with the news.'Truthout.org: 'the gold standard of investigative journalists'
''In this sober and impressive study, Sponeck reminds us of the provisions of the Hague Convention of 1907 that bar any penalty inflicted on people for actions for which they are not responsible...he demonstrates with care and precision that the UN Security Council...radically violated these minimal conditions of civilized behavior in their sanctions program directed against the tortured population of Iraq...It is necessary reading...And immensely sad''. · Noam Chomsky ''This is one of the most important books I can remember. Hans von Sponeck, one of the UN's most senior and respected officials, who resigned rather than carry out inhuman US Administration-driven policies against the ordinary people of Iraq, has blown the whistle on one of the greatest acts of aggression...you will understand the danger the world faces from an imperialist power.'' · John Pilger H. C. von Sponeck, the former 'UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq,' explores the UN's sanction policies against Iraq, their consequences, and the domestic conditions during this period. His extensive research is based on previously unpublished internal UN documents and discussions with UN decision makers (such as General Secretary Kofi Annan), Iraqi officials and politicians (including Saddam Hussein), and ordinary Iraqis. The author's findings question who really benefited from the program, what role the UN Security Council and its various member states played, and whether there were then and are today alternatives to the UN's Iraq policies. H. C. von Sponeck worked for the United Nations for more than 30 years and in 1998 was appointed UN Assistant Secretary General. During his service he worked for the UN Development program in Ghana, Turkey, Botswana, Pakistan and India. Since his resignation he has served as a member of the board of trustees of various non-governmental organizations, as an adviser for multilateral issues, and as a consultant for personnel development in international organizations.
John Pilger is one of the world's pre-eminent investigative journalists and documentary film-makers. His best-selling books of reportage, which include Heroes and Hidden Voices, have in the words of Noam Chomsky 'been a beacon of light in often dark times'. In Freedom Next Time he looks at five countries, in each of which a long struggle for freedom has taken place; in each the people, having shed blood and dreams, are still waiting. In Afghanistan, Iraq and South Africa there has been the promise of hope, and even an 'official' freedom, but the reality of these divided societies is that they are still waiting for real freedom. In Palestine, the cycle of violence continues with no resolution in sight. And the island of Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, is a microcosm of the ruthlessness of great powers. The island was sold by the British to the American military in the 1960s. The indigenous population, descended from slaves, were forcibly removed to the slums of Port Louis in Mauritius. They have continued to fight for the return of their homeland ever since - three years ago the High Court granted them the right of return, but this has subsequently been blocked. The island remains the US's third biggest military base; a base from which they are able to launch attacks against the Middle East. Once again John Pilger gives a voice to the people living through these momentous times and, in gripping detail, shows us the lives behind the headlines.
Tell Me No Lies is a celebration of the very best investigative journalism, and includes writing by some of the greatest practitioners of the craft: Seymour Hersh on the My Lai massacre; Paul Foot on the Lockerbie cover-up; Wilfred Burchett, the first Westerner to enter Hiroshima following the atomic bombing; Israeli journalist Amira Hass, reporting from the Gaza Strip in the 1990s; Gunter Wallraff, the great German undercover reporter; Jessica Mitford on 'The American Way of Death'; Martha Gelhorn on the liberation of the death camp at Dachau. The book - a selection of articles, broadcasts and books extracts that revealed important and disturbing truths - ranges from across many of the critical events, scandals and struggles of the past fifty years. Along the way it bears witness to epic injustices committed against the peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor and Palestine. John Pilger sets each piece of reporting in its context and introduces the collection with a passionate essay arguing that the kind of journalism he celebrates here is being subverted by the very forces that ought to be its enemy. Taken as a whole, the book tells an extraordinary 'secret history' of the modern era. It is also a call to arms to journalists everywhere - before it is too late.
'Mark Curtis demonstrates how Britain remains the key supporting player in US domination, and how far from benign that domination is in its impact on the rest of the world.' Victoria Brittain 'Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand Britain and the United States' true role in the world and the so-called order imposed by the Anglo-American alliance.' John Pilger 'His findings are damning.' Nick Cohen,London Review of Books
Gaza in Crisis is Noam Chomsky's clear-sighted analysis of an area in a desperate impasse. From the targeting of schools and hospitals, to the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus, Israel's conduct in 'Operation Cast Lead' has rattled even some of its most strident supporters. In Gaza in Crisis, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe survey the fallout from that devastation, and place the massacre in Gaza in the context of Israel's long-standing war against the Palestinians. It is a rigorous, historically informed and much-needed analysis of the situation and will be welcomed by all those eager for Chomsky's and Pappe's insights into yet another political catastrophe. 'Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today' The New York Times Book Review 'Ilan Pappe is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian' John Pilger Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes and Hopes and Prospects, all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. Ilan Pappe is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies, director of the Palestine Studies Centre at the University of Exeter, and the author of various books, including the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oneworld).
While the huge impact of the mass media on everyday social life is acknowledged, it has generally been assigned a peripheral role in the historical process. This intriguing book demonstrates that, far from being a footnote, media discourse has been a critical factor in recent European history, and indeed one that distinguishes the twentieth century from all previous ones. John Theobald looks back to the First World War, analyzing the use and abuse of journalistic discourse in the portrayal of events to the public and to decision-makers. He goes on to present a series of case studies demonstrating the active mass media role in a selection of key events from the twentieth century including: the Cold War, the collapse of Communism in the GDR and German unification, debates over the European Union and the impact of September 11, 2001. He sets these studies within the context of traditions of radical mass media criticism from early analysts such as Kraus, TÃ¶nnies and Tarde through to contemporaries such as Chomsky, Bourdieu and Pilger.
Gaza in Crisis is Noam Chomsky's clear-sighted analysis of an area in a desperate impasse. From the targeting of schools and hospitals, to the indiscriminate use of white phosphorus, Israel's conduct in 'Operation Cast Lead' has rattled even some of its most strident supporters. In Gaza in Crisis, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé survey the fallout from that devastation, and place the massacre in Gaza in the context of Israel's long-standing war against the Palestinians. It is a rigorous, historically informed and much-needed analysis of the situation and will be welcomed by all those eager for Chomsky's and Pappé's insights into yet another political catastrophe. 'Noam Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today' The New York Times Book Review 'Ilan Pappé is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian' John Pilger Noam Chomsky is the author of numerous bestselling political books, including Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, Interventions, What We Say Goes and Hopes and Prospects, all of which are published by Hamish Hamilton/Penguin. Ilan Pappé is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, co-director of the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies, director of the Palestine Studies Centre at the University of Exeter, and the author of various books, including the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oneworld).