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Balancing on a planet : the future of food and agriculture

Author: David Arthur Cleveland
Series: California studies in food and culture, 46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an interdisciplinary primer on critical thinking and effective action for the future of our global agrifood system, based on an understanding of the system's biological and sociocultural roots. Key components of the book are a thorough analysis of the assumptions underlying different perspectives on problems related to food and agriculture around the world and a discussion of alternative solutions.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Arthur Cleveland
ISBN: 9780520277410 0520277414 9780520277427 0520277422
OCLC Number: 886494573
Description: 1 vol. (XXVI-320 p.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Agrifood systems history and future. Eating stardust : population, food, and agriculture on planet Earth ; Agricultural revolutions ; Thinking critically about sustainable agrifood systems ; Sustainable agrifood systems : three emphases --
Moving toward sustainable agrifood systems : a balancing act. Managing evolution : plant breeding and biotechnology ; Managing agricultural ecosystems : the critical role of diversity ; Managing people : the common property option ; The big solutions : climate change, resource cycles, and diet ; The big solutions : localizing agrifood systems
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 46.
Responsibility: David A. Cleveland.

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Focuses on critical thinking and effective action for the future of our global agrifood system, based on an understanding of the system's historical roots. This book offers an analysis of the  Read more...

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"Cleveland's new book is essential reading for all who are interested in change, since understanding how we got into this mess is important for identifying ways to get out of it." -- Charles R. Read more...

 
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