The Coming Famine
The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do To Avoid It
by Julian Cribb
University of California Press, 2010, [First Edition], graphs, charts, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 9780520260719
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, previous owners gift inscription on half-title page, small scuff on half-title page
'Writing in brisk, accessible prose, Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict, poverty, and other societal factors. He shows that high food prices and regional shortages are already sending out shockwaves in the international community. he warns that the heightened risk of regional famines will have a planetwide effect on food prices, trade, and conflict and will generate new waves of refugees. But, far from outlining a doomsday scenario, The Coming Famine is a strong positive call to action, exploring the greatest issue of our age and providing practical suggestions for addressing and averting each of the major challenges it raises.'