Hungry Planet

Author: Faith d' Aluisio
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781580088695
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Provides an overview of what families around the world eat by featuring portraits of thirty families from twenty-four countries with a week's supply of food.

What the World Eats

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Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781582462462
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"A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food"--Provided by publisher.

What I Eat

Author: Peter Menzel
Publisher: Material World
ISBN: 9780984074402
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This book presents 80 people around the world and what they ate on one ordinary day. It is organized according to the number of calories consumed, from least to most."

Material World

Author: Peter Menzel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780871564306
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Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

Women in the Material World

Author: Faith D'Aluisio
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
ISBN: 9780871569844
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Photographs, first-person chronicles, and statistics reflect the status of women around the world, offering a portrait of the lives, feelings, and beliefs of women from many cultures

Man Eating Bugs

Author: Peter Menzel
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613237383
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Explores the consumption of spiders, crickets, grubs, scorpions, and dragonflies in thirteen different countries, including Australia, Japan, China, Venezuela, and the United States

Environment and Food

Author: Colin Sage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134229011
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This timely book provides a thorough introduction to the inter-relationship of food and the environment. Its primary purpose is to bring to our attention the multiplicity of linkages and interconnections between what we eat and how this impacts on the earth’s resources. Having a better idea of the consequences of our food choices might encourage us to develop more sustainable practices of production and consumption in the decades ahead. Although human societies have, over time, brought under control a large proportion of the earth’s resources for the purpose of food production, we remain subject to the effective functioning of global ecosystem services. The author highlights the vital importance of these services and explains why we should be concerned about the depletion of freshwater resources, soil fertility decline and loss of biological diversity. The book also tackles some of the enormous challenges of our era: climate change – to which the agri-food system is both a major contributor and a vulnerable sector – and the prospect of significantly higher energy prices, arising from the peaking of oil and gas supplies which will reveal how dependent the food system has become upon cheap fossil fuels. Such challenges are likely to have significant implications for the long-term functioning of global supply chains and raise profound questions regarding the nutritional security of the world’s population. Taken together the book argues that a re-examination of the assumptions and practices underpinning the contemporary food system is urgently required. Environment and Food is a highly original, inter-disciplinary and accessible text that will be of interest to students and the wider public genuinely interested in and concerned by the state of the world’s food provisioning system. It is richly illustrated with figures and makes extensive use of boxes to highlight relevant examples.

Hot Hungry Planet

Author: Lisa Palmer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250096391
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Earth will have more than 9.6 billion people by 2050 according to U.N. predictions. With resources already scarce, how will we feed them all? Journalist Lisa Palmer has traveled the world for years documenting the cutting-edge innovations of people and organizations on the front lines of fighting the food gap. Here, she shares the story of the epic journey to solve the imperfect relationship between two of our planet’s greatest challenges: climate change and global hunger. Hot, Hungry Planet focuses on three key concepts that support food security and resilience in a changing world: social, educational, and agricultural advances; land use and technical actions by farmers; and policy nudges that have the greatest potential for reducing adverse environmental impacts of agriculture while providing more food. Palmer breaks down this difficult subject though seven concise and easily-digestible case studies over the globe and presents the stories of individuals in six key regions—India, sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, and Indonesia—painting a hopeful picture of both the world we want to live in and the great leaps it will take to get there.