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Mao's Great Famine: The History of...
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Feeding Frenzy: The New Politics of Food
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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...
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Domestic Politics and Drought Relief...
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Industrial Disasters, Toxic Waste, ...
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In the post-World War II period, modern societies have developed numerous heterogeneous synthetic organic compounds released into the environment and human habitats. This book addresses the threats posed by these...
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Unraveling Environmental Disasters
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Daniel Vallero; Trevor Letcher
 
Provides scientific explanations of environmental disasters, including an analysis of ways that the disaster could have been prevented and how risk of similar disasters can be minimized. This title also...
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Disasters Without Borders: The...
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Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
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