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            Global Food Crisis
              

            Global Food Crisis (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Currently, a billion undernourished people experience hunger on a regular basis. Global food production will have to rise 70 per cent by 2050 as the world population expands to 9.1 billion from 6.8 billion people. Recent global food prices have been the highest on record, exceedi...ng 2008 levels that sparked deadly riots across the world. Causal factors include population growth, climate change and weather-related crop problems, diminishing water supplies, oil prices and diversion of food crops to biofuel production, damaging farming practices, and land shortages. Is an ongoing world food crisis inevitable? What is Australia's role in global food security and how are we managing our own domestic food challenges in relation to environmental sustainability, rising food prices and declining productivity? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781921507472
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            Language en
            Published NZ 29 Apr 2011
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Issues in Society
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            Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine

            Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine (Hardback)

            By De Waal, Alex

            • RRP: $138.99
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            The world almost conquered famine. Until the 1980s, this scourge killed ten million people every decade, but by early 2000s mass starvation had all-but-disappeared. Today, famines are resurgent, driven by war, blockade, hostility to humanitarian principles, and a volatile global ...economy. InMass Starvation, world-renowned expert on humanitarian crisis and response Alex de Waal, provides an authoritative history of modern famines: their causes, dimensions, and why they ended. He analyzes starvation as a crime, and breaks new ground in examining forced starvation as an instrument of genocide and war. Refuting the enduring but erroneous view that attributes famine to overpopulation and natural disaster, he shows how political decision or political failing is an essential element in every famine, while the spread of democracy and human rights, and the ending of wars, were major factors in the near-ending of this devastating phenomenon. Hard-hitting and deeply informed,Mass Starvationexplains why man-made famine and the political decisions that could end it for good must once again become a top priority for the international community.
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            ISBN 9781509524662
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2017
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Literature and the Irish Famine 1845-1919
             

            Literature and the Irish Famine 1845-1919 (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Fegan, Melissa

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            The impact of the Irish Famine of 1845-1852 was unparalleled in both political and psychological terms. This study explores the Famine's legacy to literature, tracing it down to 1919. It examines both fiction and non-fiction, and provides a historical framework for the understand...ing of the contemporary Irish mentality.
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            ISBN 9780199254644
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2002
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Historical Monographs
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            Feast and Famine: Food and Nutrition in Ireland 1500-1920
             

            Feast and Famine: Food and Nutrition in Ireland 1500-1920 (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Clarkson, Leslie; Crawford, Margaret

            • RRP: $278.99
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            Traces the history of food in Ireland from the 16th to the early 20th century. This title explores the evolution of Irish diets over the centuries, in the process putting the role of the potato and the history of the famines into their perspectives. It analyzes the reasons why po...tato became a major component of the diet, during the 18th century.
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            ISBN 9780198227519
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2002
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hunger and Public Action
             

            Hunger and Public Action (Paperback, New edition)

            By Dreze, Jean; Sen, Amartya K.

            • RRP: $84.99
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            This book advocates a new approach to the relief of famine and hardship in developing countries by addressing the political issues that prevent fair distribution of resources, rather than by simply seeking to provide more food and services.

            ISBN 9780198283652
            Released NZ 24 Jan 1991
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series WIDER Studies in Development Economics
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            Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan
             

            Famine that Kills: Darfur, Sudan (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By De Waal, Alex

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            Examines the famine in Dafur, Sudan in the 80's, and aid agencies' response to it. This book claims that humanitarian aid can be made more effective by looking at the underlying causes of local response to disaster, rather than relying simply on providing massive amounts of food ...aid, which is often distributed ineffectively.
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            ISBN 9780195181630
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2005
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Studies in African Affairs
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            Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food

            Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food (Paperback, Main)

            By McMahon, Paul

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            As the tectonic plates of the world food system shift, forces are being unleashed that threaten the security of billions. This book traces the history of the global food system and reveals the underlying causes of food shortages and price spikes - what the media has labelled a 'w...orld food crisis'.
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            ISBN 9781781250358
            Released NZ 23 Apr 2014
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Language (English)
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            Imaging the Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession in Visual Culture
             

            Imaging the Great Irish Famine: Representing Dispossession in Visual Culture (Hardback)

            By Kelly, Niamh Ann

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            Examination of how visual culture facilitates the memorialisation of the Great Irish Famine.

            ISBN 9781784537104
            Released NZ 15 May 2018
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series International Library of Visual Culture
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            Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941

            Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941 (Hardback)

            Translated by Transchel, Kate; By Osokina, Elena; Translated by Bucher, Greta

            • RRP: $247.00
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            This text presents a picture of living standards in pre-war Soviet Russia and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of Stalinist dictatorship. It offers a different perspective on the regime's method of controlling human behaviour and reshaping the... social order.
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            ISBN 9781563249044
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2000
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series New Russian History
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            The Great Famine: Studies in Irish History 1845-52
             

            The Great Famine: Studies in Irish History 1845-52 (EPUB ebook)

            Edited by Edwards, R. Dudley; Williams, T. Dudley

            Published in 1957 and long out of print, it was the first detailed modern study of the disaster.

            ISBN 9781843513377
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            Released NZ 1 Jan 1994
            Publisher Faber Factory
            Interest Age General Audience
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