Food and Famine in the 21st Century, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Social Science - 860 pages
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This comprehensive two-volume encyclopedia examines specific famines throughout history and contains entries on key topics related to food production, security and policies, and famine, giving readers an in-depth look at food crises and their causes, responses to them, and outcomes.

* Contributions from professors at West Point, Rutgers University, and other universities and colleges; specialists at nutrition centers, hospitals, and the Population Reference Bureau; and the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) World Food Day participants

* Original data, diagrams, photographs, charts, and tables

* Illustrations include maps, many designed by the author of the entry or book chapter; and graphics secured from U.S. government source material, UN publications, and historic texts

* A "further readings" section accompanies each entry or book chapter

* Concluding bibliographies at the end of each volume


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Hope and hunger are the two major threads woven into this tapestry of world agriculture edited by Dando (geography, geology, & anthropology, Indiana State Univ.; The Geography of Famine), who also ... Read full review

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William A. Dando, PhD, is distinguished professor of geography and chairperson emeritus of the Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN. His published work includes The Geography of Famine.

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