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              Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future
               

              Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future (EPUB ebook – Course Book)

              By O Grada, Cormac

              New perspectives on the history of famine-and the possibility of a famine-free worldFamines are becoming smaller and rarer, but optimism about the possibility of a famine-free future must be tempered by the threat of global warming. That is just one of the arguments that Cormac O... Grada, one of the world's leading authorities on the history and economics of famine, develops in this wide-ranging book, which provides crucial new perspectives on key questions raised by famines around the globe between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries.The book begins with a taboo topic. O Grada argues that cannibalism, while by no means a universal feature of famines and never responsible for more than a tiny proportion of famine deaths, has probably been more common during very severe famines than previously thought. The book goes on to offer new interpretations of two of the twentieth century's most notorious and controversial famines, the Great Bengal Famine and the Chinese Great Leap Forward Famine. O Grada questions the standard view of the Bengal Famine as a perfect example of market failure, arguing instead that the primary cause was the unwillingness of colonial rulers to divert food from their war effort. The book also addresses the role played by traders and speculators during famines more generally, invoking evidence from famines in France, Ireland, Finland, Malawi, Niger, and Somalia since the 1600s, and overturning Adam Smith's claim that government attempts to solve food shortages always cause famines.Thought-provoking and important, this is essential reading for historians, economists, demographers, and anyone else who is interested in the history and possible future of famine.
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              ISBN 9781400865819
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              Language en
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2015
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History
               

              Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History (EPUB ebook)

              By O Grada, Cormac

              Tells the story of how Jewish Ireland - and Dublin's Little Jerusalem in particular - made ends meet from the 1870s, when the first Lithuanian Jewish immigrants landed in Dublin, to the late 1940s, just before the community began its dramatic decline.

              ISBN 9781400880218
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              Released NZ 28 Jun 2016
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Famine: A Short History
                

              Famine: A Short History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O Grada, Cormac

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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. This book tra...ces the complete history of famine from the earliest records onwards.
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              ISBN 9780691147970
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2010
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future
               

              Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O Grada, Cormac

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                8 Sep 20

              New perspectives on the history of famine-and the possibility of a famine-free world Famines are becoming smaller and rarer, but optimism about the possibility of a famine-free future must be tempered by the threat of global warming. That is just one of the arguments that Cormac ...O Grada, one of the world's leading authorities on the history and
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              ISBN 9780691210315
              Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
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              Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future
               

              Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future (Hardback)

              By O Grada, Cormac

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              Famines are becoming smaller and rarer, but optimism about the possibility of a famine-free future must be tempered by the threat of global warming. That is just one of the arguments that Cormac O Grada, one of the world's leading authorities on the history and economics of famin...e, develops in this wide-ranging book, which provides crucial new pers
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              ISBN 9780691165356
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2015
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              Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History
                

              Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce: A Socioeconomic History (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By O Grada, Cormac

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              Tells the story of how Jewish Ireland - and Dublin's Little Jerusalem in particular - made ends meet from the 1870s, when the first Lithuanian Jewish immigrants landed in Dublin, to the late 1940s, just before the community began its dramatic decline.

              ISBN 9780691127194
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2006
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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              Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China
                

              Tears from Iron: Cultural Responses to Famine in Nineteenth-Century China (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Edgerton-Tarpley, Kathryn; Foreword by O Grada, Cormac

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              The massive drought/famine that killed at least ten million people in north China during the late 1870s remains one of China's most severe disasters and provides a window through which to study the social side of a nation's tragedy. This book presents the history of a horrific fa...mine that took place and focuses on cultural responses to trauma.
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              ISBN 9780520253025
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2008
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Series Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes
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              Ireland: A New Economic History 1780-1939
               

              Ireland: A New Economic History 1780-1939 (Paperback, New edition)

              By O Grada, Cormac

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              This work is a comprehensive history of Ireland between 1780 and 1939. It is intended for scholars and students of modern Irish history, especially social and economic historians.

              ISBN 9780198205982
              Released NZ 1 Jun 1995
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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              Famine Demography: Perspectives from the Past and Present
               

              Famine Demography: Perspectives from the Past and Present (Hardback)

              Edited by Dyson, Tim; O Grada, Cormac

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              This collection of essays examines the subject of famine demography. It contains case studies of the demography of historical and more recent famines in locations as far apart as Ireland, Finland, India, Burundi, Russia, Greece, Madagascar, and Japan. The authors address a variet...y of issues.
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              ISBN 9780199251919
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2002
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series International studies in demography
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              Famine: A Short History

              Famine: A Short History (Hardback)

              By O Grada, Cormac

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              Traces the history of famine from the earliest records. This title combines powerful storytelling with the evidence from economics and history. It explores the causes and profound consequences of famine over the past five millennia, from ancient Egypt to the killing fields of 197...0s Cambodia.
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              ISBN 9780691122373
              Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780691147970
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Princeton University Pre
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