"[The] best book on famine available--important theoretical perspective, good case-study material."--Barbara D. Miller, Cornell University
"Embodies the best tradition of social science....Empirical and rational, yet neither virtue is pushed to the point where human beings are forgotten."--The Economist
"A truly seminal book....[Has] helped to shift the attention of policy-makers and international organizations away from excessive concentration on food production to broader issues of 'food security.'"--International Affairs
About the Author
Amartya Sen is at Harvard University.