Famine 1975! - William Paddock; Paul Paddock;Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed, with a 1½" untidy tear to the foot of the upper panel, further small nicks and chips.
From the cover: “Is the world doomed to starvation? Can mankind head off a collision between a burgeoning global population and a lagging agriculture? The complacency-shattering thesis of FAMINE 1975! is that time has already run out. All assumptions that there won’t be famines are based on a widespread belief that something will turn up. The agronomist believes that the demographer will control births, the demographer that the agronomist will raise food production. According to the Paddock brothers it is already too late. By 1975 famine conditions will be worldwide. They have already come to the underdeveloped nations, and widespread starvation has been averted only by massive importation of grain from those few nations which still have a surplus. But by 1975 the only country with the capacity for substantial food aid will be America. The question — To whom will it go? The Paddock brothers argue that America will have to apply the classical medical ‘triage’ method. Like doctors on the battlefield trying to make the best out of minimum resources, she will have to decide which countries to save — and which to sacrifice.”
Jacket designed by George Mayhew. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 276 pages.