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'The visitation of god?' The potato and the great Irish famine


' The visitation of god?' The potato and the great Irish famine: x + 230 pp.
'The visitation of god?' The potato and the great Irish famine
In this book the expertise of an agricultural meteorologist is brought to bear on the great Irish potato famine. Opening with an autobiographical essay, followed by a moving account of the ever-increasing dependence of the poor on the potato in pre-famine Ireland, the author discusses the reliability of agricultural statistics and details the scientific controversy that broke out in Europe and Ireland about the nature and causes of potato blight in 1845.

Accession: 002549584



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