Famine

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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume ...

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Overview

The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737743319
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 5/8/2009
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 The Global Food Crisis

1 The Global Food Crisis: An Overview Josette Sheeran 20

2 An Australian Perspective on the Global Food Crisis David Nason 34

3 The Developed World May Experience Food Shortages Richard North 41

4 A Jamaican Perspective on the Global Food Crisis Keeble McFarlane 48

5 Canadians Believe the Global Food Crisis Will Worsen Nicholas Hirst 54

6 China and India Are Causing the Global Food Crisis R&uumlet;diger Falksohn et al., translated from German by Christopher Sultan 60

7 A New Zealand Perspective on the Global Food Crisis Barry Coates 70

Periodical Bibliography 75

Chapter 2 Famine and Natural Disasters

1 Africa Experiences Famine Due to Drought Peter Mwaura 77

2 In the Horn of Africa, Drought, Conflict, and Famine Are Linked Meedan Mekonnen 86

3 Southern Africa Faces Famine Caused by Floods Kitsepile Nyathi 99

4 Famine in Malawi Is Worsened by HIV/AIDS SouthScan 107

5 Tropical and Subtropical Countries Will Experience Famine Due to Climate Change Sarah DeWeerdt 114

6 China and India Will Face Massive Food Shortages from Glacier Melt Lester Brown 121

Periodical Bibliography 128

Chapter 3 Famine, Politics, and the World Economy

1 Famine in Haiti Causes Political Unrest Marc Lacey 130

2 Famine in Haiti Is Caused by International Banks Brian Concannon Jr. 139

3 Indonesia's Government Must Protect Its Citizens from Famine Jonatan Lassa 148

4 Worldwide Government Controls on Exports Will Cause Famine Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar 154

5 The Philippines Could Suffer Famine Caused by Political Corruption Efren L. Danao 159

6 Biofuels Cause Worldwide Famine George Monbiot166

Periodical Bibliography 172

Chapter 4 Responses to Famine

1 Responding to Global Famine: An Overview Tara K. Dix 174

2 European Agriculture and Technology Can Respond to the World Food Crisis Charles Clover 188

3 Africa Can Be Saved from Famine Through Genetically Modified Foods Sunday Tribune (South Africa) 196

4 African Famine Deaths Can Be Prevented Through the Use of New Media Michelle Hough 202

5 Famine in Asia and Africa Can Be Prevented by Policy Changes Victor Mallet 208

Periodical Bibliography 214

For Further Discussion 215

Organizations to Contact 217

Bibliography of Books 222

Index 225

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