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Simons, G. L. (Geoffrey Leslie) 1939-

Overview
Works: 153 works in 625 publications in 7 languages and 16,801 library holdings
Genres: History  Resolutions (Law) 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Editor, Contributor, Illustrator, Recipient
Classifications: DS70.9, 956.7
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Publications about G. L Simons
Publications by G. L Simons
Publications by G. L Simons, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by G. L Simons
Iraq : from Sumer to Saddam by G. L Simons( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
Some indication is given of the sufferings of the Iraqi people, not only as victims of a brutal regime but also at the hands of US-led Western governments more concerned with perceived strategic interests than with human welfare. Such crucial factors as the historical Western influence in the Middle East, the prolonged Western support for Saddam and the US manipulation of the United Nations are profiled
The scourging of Iraq : sanctions, law, and natural justice by G. L Simons( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
The Scourging of Iraq describes the impact of the 1991 Gulf War and subsequent economic sanctions on the Iraqi people. Evidence is presented to show that food and medicine are being denied to the civilian population, and that this involves a gross violation of the 1977 Protocol 1 addition to the 1949 Geneva Convention, which includes the words: 'Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited'. Sanctions are considered in a historical, political and legal context, with particular attention to how the economic blockade may be seen as a criminal violation of UN resolutions and the
Cuba : from conquistador to Castro by G. L Simons( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
This book provides a detailed history of Cuba from the earliest times to the present. Particular emphasis is given to the continuation of the 35-year-long US economic embargo of the island in the context of Cuba's struggle for survival in the so-called 'Special Period', following the collapse of the Socialist bloc. The history is traced from before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the late fifteenth century, through the subsequent Spanish colonization of the island and the four centuries of Spanish-imposed slavery, to the US involvement in Cuba in the twentieth century and the impact of the successful Castro revolution of 1959. It is argued by the author that the current policy of Washington, reinforced by new legislation (1992), has virtually no support in the world community, is a violation of international law, and today involves the United States in crimes against humanity
Are computers alive? : evolution and new life forms by G. L Simons( Book )
17 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Libya : the struggle for survival by G. L Simons( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
This book charts in detail the West's response, particularly that of the US, to Libya's possible involvement in the bombing of the Pan Am airliner over Lockerbie in 1988. It suggests that this response cannot be fully understood without consideration of the United States as sole military superpower in the New World Order. Geoff Simons argues that the US decision to target Libya, and to involve the UN in this policy, has more to do with the realpolitik objectives of a hegemonic power than with the disinterested use of international law to combat terrorism. The Lockerbie issue is set against a
Robots : the quest for living machines by G. L Simons( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Korea : the search for sovereignty by G. L Simons( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
This book offers a broad history of Korea, from the earliest times to the present, with a particular focus on key twentieth-century events that have helped to shape today's political climate. Particular attention is given to the 1993-94 dispute over North Korea's controversial nuclear development program. The nuclear dispute is profiled within the defining context of the post-Soviet world (the so-called 'New World Order'), and against such crucial modern events as the Japanese colonisation of the Korean peninsula, the US-inspired partition, the resulting Korean War, and the subsequent development of the Republic of Korea in the south and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the north. An attempt is made to highlight the distinctive features of the two traditionally authoritarian regimes. Detailed information is included, both to support a succinct history and to encourage a political interpretation that transcends five decades of Western propaganda
Silicon shock : the menace of the computer invasion by G. L Simons( Book )
11 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Colombia : a brutal history by G. L Simons( Book )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 475 libraries worldwide
"Colombia has scarcely known one day of peace since its inception. From the time of the Spanish conquistadors up to its recent bloody and brutal elections, the Colombian people have endured immense suffering. The history of this nation is one of the world's most urgent political narratives - a story of violent drug cartels, corporate exploitation, foreign interference, paramilitary death squads and civil war - yet it has remained chronically under-told." "While such a catalogue of misery would be tragic in the case of any country, it is all the more so in light Colombia's great potential as the fifth-largest economy in Latin America. In writing this searing and insightful report, Simons does justice to a people whose verve and spirit, though pushed to extremes, remain unbroken."--Jacket
Saudi Arabia : the shape of a client feudalism by G. L Simons( Book )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
This book describes the current human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia and the problems faced by the regime, set against a history of the region. Attention is given to the suppression of free speech, the persistence of endemic corruption, the abuse of minorities and dissidents, the repressive penal system, the suppression of women, the survival of slavery and other aspects. Additionally, the relevance of Islam to morality and law is emphasised
Indonesia, the long oppression by G. L Simons( Book )
21 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
The author "profiles the appalling human-rights record of modern Inonesia, against a history of the country from colonial times to the present. ... Details are given of the current social chaos caused by economic collapse, with focus on the failure of the state institutions ... to address the problems."--Jacket
Introducing artificial intelligence by G. L Simons( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Towards fifth-generation computers by G. L Simons( Book )
26 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 7 languages and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Overzicht van het ontstaan van de vijfde-generatiecomputers en hun toekomstige mogelijkheden
Imposing economic sanctions : legal remedy or genocidal tool? by G. L Simons( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 libraries worldwide
The first detailed overview of the moral and legal implications of economic sanctions. Simons traces the history of international sanctions from ancient to modern times, examining key examples
The United Nations : a chronology of conflict by G. L Simons( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
This book begins by describing the ideas and circumstances that led to the birth of the United Nations. Particular attention is given to the League of Nations as the precursor to what would become the truly global UN organisation. Aspects of the Cold War and the so-called New World Order are highlighted as shaping the two broad phases of UN evolution. Detailed profiles are given of the main conflicts that have involved the United Nations through its first half-century. Here emphasis is given to the impact of the United States as the principal founder-member and the main post-Second World War hegemonic power. The author argues that the United States typically coerces the United Nations (and such UN-linked bodies as GATT, the IMF and the World Bank) to serve the strategic and economic interests of the United States and world capitalism
Sex and superstition by G. L Simons( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Vietnam syndrome : impact on US foreign policy by G. L Simons( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
This book focuses on the 'Vietnam Syndrome' - the effects for the United States of the American defeat in the Vietnam War. It argues that a full understanding of the Syndrome requires a proper appreciation of key shaping elements in Vietnamese and American history. Attention is given to the racial genocide that attended the birth of the United States, to US imperialism and capitalism, and to the Cold War framework. The nature of America as a plutocracy is emphasised, followed by profiles of policy options and three specific issues: post-war Vietnam, El Salvador and Iraq
Is man a robot? by G. L Simons( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Eco-computer : the impact of global intelligence by G. L Simons( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
The biology of computer life : survival, emotion, and free will by G. L Simons( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
The doctrine of computer life is not congenial to many people. Often they have not thought in any depth about the idea, and it necessarily disturbs their psychological and intellectual frame of reference: it forces a reappraisal of what it is to be alive, what it is to be human, and whether there are profound, yet un expected, implications in the development of modern com puters. There is abundant evidence to suggest that we are wit nessing the emergence of a vast new family of life-forms on earth, organisms that are not based on the familiar metabolic chemistries yet whose manifest 'life credentials' are accumulating year by year. It is a mistake to regard biology as a closed science, with arbitrarily limited categories; and we should agree with Jacob (1974) who observed that 'Contrary to what is imagined, biology is not a unified science'. Biology is essentially concerned with living things, and we should be reluctant to assume that at anyone time our concept and understanding of life are complete and incapable of further refinement. And it seems clear that much of the continuing refinement of biological categories will be stimulated by advances in systems theory, and in particular by those advances that relate to the rapidly expanding world of computing and robotics. We should also remember what Pant in (1968) said in a different context: 'the biological sciences are unrestricted . . . and their investigator must be prepared to follow their problems into any other science whatsoever
 
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Alternative Names
Geoff Simons Author
Simons, G.
Simons, G. 1939-
Simons, G. L.
Simons, G. L. 1939-
Simons, G. L. (Geoffrey Leslie), 1939-
Simons Geoff
Simons, Geoff 1939-
Simons, Geoff L. 1939-
Simons, Geoffrey Leslie
Simons, Geoffrey Leslie 1939-
Simons, John
Simons, John 1939-
Sīmūnz, Jīf 1939-
Sīmūnz, Jīff 1939-
جيف سيمونز، 1939-
سيمونز، ج. ل 1939-
سيمونز، ج. ل. (جيفري لسلي)، 1939-
سيمونز، جيف، ١٩٣٩-
サイモンズ, G. L
Languages
English (267)
Japanese (7)
Spanish (7)
French (5)
German (3)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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