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Famine (The Four Horsemen Book 3)

Famine (The Four Horsemen Book 3)
  • Author : Laura Thalassa
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06-16
  • Total pages : 472
  • ISBN : 1942662254
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Summary : The third horseman must choose between the young woman who once saved his life and his loyalty towards his last immortal brother.

Red Famine

Red Famine
  • Author : Anne Applebaum
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780771009310
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Summary : Winner of the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and Iron Curtain, winner of the Cundill Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award, a revelatory history of Stalin's greatest crime. In 1929, Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization -- in effect a second Russian revolution -- which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people perished between 1931 and 1933 in the U.S.S.R. In Red Famine, Anne Applebaum reveals for the first time that three million of them died not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy, but because the state deliberately set out to kill them. Applebaum proves what has long been suspected: that Stalin set out to exterminate a vast swath of the Ukrainian population and replace them with more cooperative, Russian-speaking peasants. A peaceful Ukraine would provide the Soviets with a safe buffer between itself and Europe, and would be a bread basket region to feed Soviet cities and factory workers. When the province rebelled against collectivization, Stalin sealed the borders and began systematic food seizures. Starving, people ate anything: grass, tree bark, dogs, corpses. In some cases they killed one another for food. Devastating and definitive, Red Famine captures the horror of ordinary people struggling to survive extraordinary evil.

Famine

Famine
  • Author : Cormac O Grada,Cormac Ó Gráda
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-08-29
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780691147970
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Summary : "O Grada 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. O Grada demonstrates the central role famine has played in the economic and political histories of places"--From publisher description.

The Marrakesh Treaty – Helping to end the global book famine

The Marrakesh Treaty – Helping to end the global book famine
  • Author : World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • Total pages : 8
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : This short leaflet introduces the Marrakesh Treaty and explains how WIPO is working with partner organizations to promote inclusive publishing.

The Coming Famine

The Coming Famine
  • Author : Julian Cribb
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-08-22
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780520271234
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Summary : Lays out a picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. This book describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth

Mass Starvation

Mass Starvation
  • Author : Alex de Waal
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-12-08
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9781509524709
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Summary : 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. In Mass 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 analyses 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 Starvation explains 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.

Out of Touch

Out of Touch
  • Author : Michelle Drouin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780262046671
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Summary : A behavioral scientist explores love, belongingness, and fulfillment, focusing on how modern technology can both help and hinder our need to connect. Millions of people around the world are not getting the physical, emotional, and intellectual intimacy they crave. Through the wonders of modern technology, we are connecting with more people more often than ever before, but are these connections what we long for? Pandemic isolation has made us even more alone. In Out of Touch, Professor of Psychology Michelle Drouin investigates what she calls our intimacy famine, exploring love, belongingness, and fulfillment and considering why relationships carried out on technological platforms may leave us starving for physical connection. Drouin puts it this way: when most of our interactions are through social media, we are taking tiny hits of dopamine rather than the huge shots of oxytocin that an intimate in-person relationship would provide. Drouin explains that intimacy is not just sex—although of course sex is an important part of intimacy. But how important? Drouin reports on surveys that millennials (perhaps distracted by constant Tinder-swiping) have less sex than previous generations. She discusses pandemic puppies, professional cuddlers, the importance of touch, “desire discrepancy” in marriage, and the value of friendships. Online dating, she suggests, might give users too many options; and the internet facilitates “infidelity-related behaviors.” Some technological advances will help us develop and maintain intimate relationships—our phones, for example, can be bridges to emotional support. Some, on the other hand, might leave us out of touch. Drouin explores both of these possibilities.

Mao's Great Famine

Mao's Great Famine
  • Author : Frank Dikötter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780802779281
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Summary : Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize An unprecedented, groundbreaking history of China's Great Famine that recasts the era of Mao Zedong and the history of the People's Republic of China. "Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up to and overtake Britain in less than 15 years The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives." So opens Frank Dikötter's riveting, magnificently detailed chronicle of an era in Chinese history much speculated about but never before fully documented because access to Communist Party archives has long been restricted to all but the most trusted historians. A new archive law has opened up thousands of central and provincial documents that "fundamentally change the way one can study the Maoist era." Dikötter makes clear, as nobody has before, that far from being the program that would lift the country among the world's superpowers and prove the power of Communism, as Mao imagined, the Great Leap Forward transformed the country in the other direction. It became the site not only of "one of the most deadly mass killings of human history,"--at least 45 million people were worked, starved, or beaten to death--but also of "the greatest demolition of real estate in human history," as up to one-third of all housing was turned into rubble). The experiment was a catastrophe for the natural world as well, as the land was savaged in the maniacal pursuit of steel and other industrial accomplishments. In a powerful mesghing of exhaustive research in Chinese archives and narrative drive, Dikötter for the first time links up what happened in the corridors of power-the vicious backstabbing and bullying tactics that took place among party leaders-with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. His magisterial account recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.

In the Time of Famine

In the Time of Famine
  • Author : Michael Grant
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Total pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781463645083
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Summary : In 1845 a blight of unknown origin destroyed the potato crop in Ireland triggering a series of events that would change forever the course of Ireland's history. The British government called the famine an act of God. The Irish called it genocide. By any name the famine caused the death of over one million men, women, and children by starvation and disease. Another two million were forced to flee the country. With the famine as a backdrop, this is a story about two families as different as coarse wool and fine silk. Michael Ranahan, the son of a tenant farmer, dreams of breaking his bondage to the land and going to America. The passage money has been saved. He's made up his mind to go. And then-the blight strikes and Michael must put his dream on hold. The landlord, Lord Somerville, is a compassionate man who struggles to preserve a way of life without compromising his ideals. To add to his troubles, he has to deal with a recalcitrant daughter who chafes at being forced to live in a country of "bog runners."In The Time Of Famine is a story of survival. It's a story of duplicity. But most of all, it's a story of love and sacrifice.

The Geography of Famine

The Geography of Famine
  • Author : Larry S. Bourne,William A. Dando
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Total pages : 209
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105035915532
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Summary : Describes famine from a historical and spatial perspective and suggests that natural factors cause crop failures, but humans cause famines, famines are man-made. Case studies of famines in England, India, and Russia are included, as well as discussion of changing food procurement and production methods and the effects of technology and population growth on relative food supply.

A Cultural History of Famine

A Cultural History of Famine
  • Author : Ayesha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9781315316505
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Summary : The term "food security" does not immediately signal research done in humanities disciplines. It refers to a complex, contested issue, whose currency and significance are hardly debatable given present concerns about environmental change, resource management, and sustainability. The subject is thus largely studied within science and social science disciplines in current or very recent historical contexts. This book brings together perspectives on food security and related environmental concerns from experts in the disciplines of literary studies, history, science, and social sciences. It allows readers to compare past and contemporary attitudes towards the issues in India and Britain – the economic, social, and environmental histories of these two nations have been closely connected ever since British travellers began to visit India in the latter half of the sixteenth century. The chapters in this book discuss themes such as climate, harvest failure, trade, technological improvements, transport networks, charity measures, and popular protest, which affected food security in both countries from the seventeenth century onwards. The authors cover a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, and their chapters allow readers to understand and compare different methodologies as well as different contexts of time and place relevant to the topic. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of economic and social history, environmental history, literary studies, and South Asian studies.

Time Series Analysis of Famine Early Warning Systems in Mail

Time Series Analysis of Famine Early Warning Systems in Mail
  • Author : Cynthia A. Phillips
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : MSU:31293024669537
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Poverty and Famines

Poverty and Famines
  • Author : Amartya Sen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983-01-20
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780191037436
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Summary : This book focuses on the causes of starvation in general and famines in particular. The traditional analysis of famines is shown to be fundamentally defective, and the author develops an alternative analysis.

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen Book #1)

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen Book #1)
  • Author : Laura Thalassa
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-06-04
  • Total pages : 382
  • ISBN : 1942662238
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Summary : Fans of Sarah J. Maas will love this story about when one of the four horseman comes to spread the plague, a young woman risks her life to save her town from him, only to fall in love with him.

Betting on Famine

Betting on Famine
  • Author : Jean Ziegler
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-04-20
  • Total pages : 241
  • ISBN : 9781595588616
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Summary : “The seminal book on global poverty and hunger . . . How rapacious speculators and complicit bureaucrats are starving a billion people” (Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch and author of Foodopoly). Few people know that world hunger was very nearly eradicated in our lifetimes. In the past five years, however, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, and chronic hunger is a major issue on every continent. In an extensive investigation of this disturbing shift, Jean Ziegler—one of the world’s leading food experts—lays out in clear and accessible terms the complex global causes of the new hunger crisis. Ziegler’s wide-ranging and fascinating examination focuses on how the new sustainable revolution in energy production has diverted millions of acres of corn, soy, wheat, and other grain crops from food to fuel. The results, he shows, have been sudden and startling, with declining food reserves sending prices to record highs and a new global commodities market in ethanol and other biofuels gobbling up arable lands in nearly every continent on earth. Like Raj Patel’s pioneering Stuffed and Starved, Betting on Famine will enlighten the millions of Americans concerned about the politics of food at home—and about the forces that prevent us from feeding the world’s children. “In this devastating book, [Ziegler] describes the horrors of food insecurity, the callousness of ‘crusaders of neoliberalism’ who control food and land access, and the individuals and grassroots organizations fighting for subsistence farmers and the right to food.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Passionate, well-researched, objective, and illuminating . . . When we close this book, indignant, we know that those who die of hunger are victims of money and power.” —L’Express

Daniel O'Connell, the British Press, and the Irish Famine

Daniel O'Connell, the British Press, and the Irish Famine
  • Author : Leslie Williams,Bill Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 380
  • ISBN : UOM:39015056936407
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Summary : The book explores the reportage of events and people in Ireland, focusing first on Daniel O'Connell, and then on debates about the seriousness of the Famine. Drawing upon such journals as The Times, The Observer, the Morning Chronicle, The Scotsman, the Manchester Guardian, the Illustrated London News, and Punch, Williams suggests how this reportage may have effected Britain's response to Ireland's tragedy."--Jacket.

From Poverty to Famine in Northeast Ethiopia

From Poverty to Famine in Northeast Ethiopia
  • Author : James McCann
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 227
  • ISBN : UOM:39015012185990
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Summary : This comprehensive description of northern Wallo's historical experience sheds light on the nature of social change and continuity and the persistence of famine throughout northern Ethiopia.

Democracy and Famine

Democracy and Famine
  • Author : Olivier Rubin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781136865411
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Summary : Famine is the most extreme manifestation of the existence of poverty, inequality and political apathy. Whereas poverty, hunger and diseases are not easily eradicated in the world today, famines are often perceived to be relatively simple to avert. However, the political incentives to prevent famines are not always present. Inspired by the work of Amartya Sen, whose influential hypothesis that democratic institutions together with a free press provide effective protection from famine, Democracy and Famine is a study combining qualitative and quantitative evidence, analysing the effect of democracy on famine prevention. The book’s overall framework moves from placing political systems at the heart of famine protection to look at the political processes involved. Using a case study based approach drawing on famines from India, Malawi and Niger; Democracy and Famine will be of interest to scholars and students of democracy, comparative politics and international relations.

Man-made Famine in Eastern Kenya

Man-made Famine in Eastern Kenya
  • Author : Benjamin Wisner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Total pages : 31
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105037216392
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Famines in India

Famines in India
  • Author : B. M. Bhatia
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Total pages : 389
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006985025
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Famine, Drought, and Plagues

Famine, Drought, and Plagues
  • Author : Jane Walker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004-05-01
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1932799087
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Summary : In Famine, Drought, and Plagues, find out why droughts and plagues happen, the damage they cause, and how they and other disasters can lead to widespread famine. Book jacket.