The Geography of Famine
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.
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