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Famine A Short History

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ISBN-10: 0691147973

ISBN-13: 9780691147970

Edition: 2010

Authors: Cormac � Gr�da

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Famine remains one of the worst calamities that can befall a society. Mass starvation--whether it is inflicted by drought or engineered by misguided or genocidal economic policies--devastates families, weakens the social fabric, and undermines political stability. Cormac Oacute; Graacute;da, the acclaimed author who chronicled the tragic Irish famine in books likeBlack '47 and Beyond, here traces the complete history of famine from the earliest records to today.Combining powerful storytelling with the latest evidence from economics and history, Oacute; Graacute;da explores the causes and profound consequences of famine over the past five millennia, from ancient Egypt to the killing fields…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.39" long x 0.84" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English