Late Victorian Holocausts
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BeschreibungExamining a series of El Nino-induced droughts and the famines that they spawned around the globe in the last third of the 19th century, Davis shows how the ruling elites helped produce some of the worst tragedies in human history. 15 photos. 8 maps.
PortraitMike Davis is the author of City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear and Magical Urbanism. He lives in Papa'aloa, Hawaii
Pressestimmen"Davis has given us a book of substantial contemporary relevance as well as great historical interest." -- Amartya Sen, New York Times "A masterly account of climactic, economic and colonial history." - New Scientist "Generations of historians largely ignored the implications [of the great famines of the nineteenth century] and until recently dismissed them as 'climactic accidents'... Late Victorian Holocausts proves them wrong." - LA Times Best Books of 2001 "David, a brilliant, maverick scholar, sets the triumph of late-nineteenth-century Western imperialism in the context of the catastrophic El Nino weather patterns at that time ... This is groundbreaking, mind-stretching stuff." - The Independent "Wide Ranging and compelling ... a remarkable achievement." - Times Literary Supplement
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2002