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Atlas of the Great Irish Famine Hardcover – 1 Aug 2012

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  • Hardcover: 728 pages
  • Publisher: Cork University Press (1 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859184790
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859184790
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 4.8 x 30.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cork University Press has established an enviably high reputation in producing atlases. The latest of the Great Irish Famine maintains and enhances this record. Not only are the maps themselves innovative and attractive to look at, but they communicate clearly an abundance of information, often unfamiliar. The cartography is accompanied by a wealth of other images, sometimes strikingly beautiful, and also hauntingly distressful. In addition, a starry cast of experts provides incisive and illuminating commentary on all aspects of the disaster. All in all, this is likely to prove one of the most original and enduring studies of the grievous famine. --Toby Barnard, History, Oxford University

This monumental work is far more than an Atlas, it is the definitive summary of all aspects of the Great Irish Famine. The many maps are accompanied by accessible yet scientifically sound texts. The demographics and geography are surveyed with unequaled detail and care, yet the historical background, the politics, and the economics of the Famine are discussed at an equally high scholarly level. Lavishly illustrated and scholarly immaculate, written by the best scholars in the field, this volume belongs in the library of everyone interested in the greatest natural disaster of the modern age --Joel Mokyr, Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Northwestern University, USA

This Atlas offers a powerful, unflinching and coherent understanding of the Irish Famine as the defining event in Irish history. It balances sweeping survey with minute details, while always attending to the surprising diversity of this small island in the mid nineteenth century. Its unparalleled assemblage of new maps, old images and extensive documentation offers a brilliant teaching aid for the history of Ireland and of the Irish diaspora. Firmly rooted in recent research, saturated in meticulous scholarship, and interdisciplinary in the best sense, it is unafraid to draw the necessary trenchant conclusions. Its broad synthesis offers the best overview we have ever had of this traumatic and defining episode --Professor Kevin Whelan, Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre, Dublin.

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John Crowley, William J. Smyth, Mike Murphy are from the Geograophy Department, University College Cork

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Mar. 2013
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I have wanted this book ever since I saw it in Dublin Airport when coming back from visiting family in Ireland. I have always had a strong interest in Irish history and was looking at this with interest. All I can say is that this book is fantastic in it's scope and quality. It is full of enough statistics to keep anyone happy. The presentation is beautifully laid out with lots of fascinating material. The sheer quality of this book oozes out of every page and will take pride of place on my bookshelf, when not being read. This is definitely a must buy for anyone with an interest in Irish history.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Brian Phelan on 28 Dec. 2012
A wonderful production.

Be warned it's heavy and you'll need to place it on a table when reading it.

Illustrations are superb.

I'm reluctant to use the word 'definitive' but if any book can be called that this is it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrs Katherine Crook on 14 Dec. 2012
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It was a gift for my father. It is so beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written. An absolutely perfect gift. He loves it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By john kelly on 30 Jan. 2013
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the best book you can get on the famine recommend anyone interested in the famine to buy this book all you need to know on the subject
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By davyb on 12 Feb. 2013
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This book is comprehensive and very detailed. However there is little detail about the loss of individual family names from areas where they had existed for many generations. Those lost family names were due to starvation, emigration or relocation.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M Kitchen on 18 Jan. 2013
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Surely one of the great reference books for the plight of the Irish. Beautifully produced - a perfect gift for anyone who has an interest in the subjuect
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By bridie conlon on 8 Jun. 2014
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i visited my family in Ireland recently and saw a copy and was blown away by the detail was so pleased that i was able to obtain a copy through Amazon a must for anyone with Irish ancestry
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By J. McNicol VINE VOICE on 10 Oct. 2013
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Well written an exact and precise history of a terrible period in Irelands history. All the facts and details you could possibly require in one extremly well written and presented book.
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