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Published by Addison-Wesley in Reading, Mass .
Written in English


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Discusses the causes and effects of famines throughout the world including the Irish Potato Famine in the nineteenthcentury and the drought and starvation in Africa"s Sahel in the 1960"s and 1970"s

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Statementby Walter R. Brown and NormanAnderson.
ContributionsAnderson, Norman D.
LC ClassificationsHV630
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21178172M
ISBN 100201008270

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