Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World

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Price
$28.00  $26.04
Publisher
Random House
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.5 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780812995763

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About the Author
Kevin Bales is the co-founder and former president of Free the Slaves, the largest abolitionist organization in the world. He has also served as a trustee of Anti-Slavery International and as a consultant to the United Nations Global Program Against Trafficking in Human Beings. He is the author of numerous reports, monographs, and scholarly books on modern slavery, including the acclaimed Disposable People. He lives in Brighton, England.
Reviews
"A heart-wrenching narrative . . . Weaving together interviews, history, and statistics, the author shines a light on how the poverty, chaos, wars, and government corruption create the perfect storm where slavery flourishes and environmental destruction follows. . . . A clear-eyed account of man's inhumanity to man and Earth. Read it to get informed, and then take action."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"[An] exposé of the global economy's 'deadly dance' between slavery and environmental disaster . . . Based on extensive travels through eastern Congo's mineral mines, Bangladeshi fisheries, Ghanian gold mines, and Brazilian forests, [Kevin] Bales reveals the appalling truth in graphic detail. . . . Readers will be deeply disturbed to learn how the links connecting slavery, environmental issues, and modern convenience are forged."--Publishers Weekly

"This well-researched and vivid book studies the connection between slavery and environmental destruction, and what it will take to end both."--Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"This is a remarkable book, demonstrating once more the deep links between the ongoing degradation of the planet and the ongoing degradation of its most vulnerable people. It's a bracing reminder that a mentality that allows throwaway people also allows a throwaway earth."--Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet