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Energy famine in late-20th century America

Carl E. Behrens

Energy famine in late-20th century America

Prospects and policies

by Carl E. Behrens

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Published by Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Energy policy -- United States,
  • Energy conservation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCarl E. Behrens
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1976-78, reel 6, fr. 0747
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination25 p.
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18158250M

    This article is about scarcity of food. For other uses, see Famine (disambiguation). @media all and (max-widthpx){.mw-parser-outpu.   Laxton, Edward (), The Famine Ships: The Irish Exodus to America –51, Bloomsbury, The exact numbers who died in these coffin ships may never be known, but it is believed to be many thousands. Fahey, D., “A Fact Book of Irish History from the Earliest Times to “, (Thorn island ).

      He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (), America’s “War on Terrorism” (), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century () (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (), The Globalization of War, America's.   Spanning two centuries and three continents, from famine-stricken Ireland to colonial India to modern-day upstate New York, No Country is a riveting, enchanting melting pot of a story about history, family, fate, and the enduring ties of friendship. In rural Ireland in , Padraig Aherne leaves behind his best friend, Brendan, and girlfriend, Brigid, and sets off to/5(54).

    In his quest to manage the size of the book, however, Ó Gráda forgoes narrative explanations for those crises, which reduces each famine to a cold statistic. The author provides historical context to only three famines: Bengal (), the Soviet Union (, , ), and China ().   From Live Aid in the mids to today, Western attempts to help famine-plagued Ethiopia have had little effect. Peter Gill explains why in "Famine and .


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