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Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

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NI ARK (1984-2001)
New Internationalists Publications . Oxford . 2002

In a deluge of suspect information you need the New Internationalist Ark (NI Ark) to keep you afloat. And this special NI Archive covers back issues of the New Internationalist magazine, from January 1984 to December 2001. That's more than 220 magazines on one CD-ROM with a powerful user-friendly search engine and index to help you find everything that NI has covered. It is a strong stand-alone resource for teaching, learning or researching about global issues.

Looking for background information on Tuvalu? Simply go to the Mega Index and you'll find the information on these Pacific coral atolls in the Country Profile of October 2001. Interested in the environment and sustainability? Check out the November 2000 issue devoted to the subject. Go through the March 99 issue which presents banana as the sign of world trade injustice or see a new perspective given to the global hunger problem in the September 1985 issue. Interesting stuff such as argument for eco-socialism (May 1987), an attempt to make people recognise women as farmers (September 1985), and an interview with a Mexican family having first-hand experience of Green Revolution in agriculture (April 1988) can also be found in this 5,000-page content of CD-ROM.

No need to search among a pile of back issues anymore. Save space, time and trouble with this CD-ROM, the NI Ark. The cross-platform CD-ROM is suitable for Windows, Macintosh and all computers able to read a Windows or Mac CD-ROM. It requires a web browser (like MS Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, version 4 or better). Sound card needed to hear world music samples and interviews.

A must-keep for students of developmental affairs, journalists, teachers and researchers. Only difficulty is its accessibility which should be looked into by the publishers.

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