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Famine : a short history / Cormac Ó Gráda.

Ó Gráda, Cormac (Author).
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Westfield Washington PL - Westfield 363.809 O Grada (Text) 78292000287326 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780691122373 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0691122377 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2009]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-317) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. The third horseman -- 2. The horrors of famine -- 3. Prevention and coping -- 4. Famine demography -- 5. Markets and famines -- 6. Entitlements : Bengal and beyond -- 7. Public and private action -- 8. The "violence of government" -- 9. An end to famine?
Summary, etc.:
"Ó Gráda explores the causes and profound consequences of famine over the past five millennia ... He enriches our understanding of the most crucial and far-reaching aspects of famine; how food markets can mitigate famine or make it worse; famine's long-term demographic consequences; and the successes or failures of globalized disaster relief. Ó Gráda demonstrates the central role famine has played in the economic and political histories of places"--From publisher description.
Subject: Famines > History.
Food supply > History.

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