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    DescriptionExamining a series of El Nino-induced droughts and the famines that they spawned around the globe in the last third of the 19th century, Mike Davis discloses the intimate, baleful relationship between imperial arrogance and natural incident that combined to produce some of the worst tragedies in human history and to sow the seeds of underdevelopment in what later became known as the third world.

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    Late Victorian Holocausts
    El Nino Famines and the Making of the Third World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 470
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9781859843826
    ISBN 10: 1859843824

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    B&T Approval Code: A70702800
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    DC22: 363.8091724
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    LC classification: HC79.F3 D38 2002
    Thema V1.0: NH
    Illustrations note
    illustrations maps, portraits
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mike Davis is the author of City of Quartz, Ecology of Fear and Magical Urbanism. He lives in Papa'aloa, Hawaii
    Review quote
    "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