skip to content
Balancing on a planet : the future of food and agriculture Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Balancing on a planet : the future of food and agriculture

Author: David Arthur Cleveland
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; Los Angeles, Calif. : University of California Press, [2014]
Series: California studies in food and culture, 46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"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...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

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.

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"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...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/886494573> # Balancing on a planet the future of food and agriculture
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "886494573" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Place/los_angeles_calif> ; # Los Angeles, Calif.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Place/berkeley_calif> ; # Berkeley, Calif.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/food_supply> ; # Food supply
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/industries_agroalimentaires> ; # Industries agroalimentaires
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/338.1/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/aliments_approvisionnement> ; # Aliments--Approvisionnement
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/agricultural_industries_environmental_aspects> ; # Agricultural industries--Environmental aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/sustainable_agriculture_economic_aspects> ; # Sustainable agriculture--Economic aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/food_industry_and_trade> ; # Food industry and trade
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/agriculture_durable> ; # Agriculture durable
   schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Person/cleveland_david_arthur> ; # David Arthur Cleveland
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description "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." ;
   schema:description ""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. David Cleveland argues that combining selected aspects of small -- scale traditional agriculture with modern scientific agriculture can help balance our biological need for food with its environmental impact -- and continue to fulfill cultural, social, and psychological needs related to food. Balancing on a Planet is based on Cleveland's research and engaging teaching about food and agriculture for more than three decades. It is a tool to help students, faculty, researchers, and interested readers understand debates about the current crisis and alternatives for the future."--Publisher's Web site." ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1253636475> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Series/california_studies_in_food_and_culture> ; # California studies in food and culture ;
   schema:name "Balancing on a planet the future of food and agriculture" ;
   schema:productID "886494573" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/886494573#PublicationEvent/berkeley_calif_los_angeles_calif_university_of_california_press_2014> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Agent/university_of_california_press> ; # University of California Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520277427> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520277410> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/886494573> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Agent/university_of_california_press> # University of California Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "University of California Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Person/cleveland_david_arthur> # David Arthur Cleveland
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Cleveland" ;
   schema:givenName "David Arthur" ;
   schema:name "David Arthur Cleveland" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Place/berkeley_calif> # Berkeley, Calif.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Berkeley, Calif." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Place/los_angeles_calif> # Los Angeles, Calif.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Los Angeles, Calif." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Series/california_studies_in_food_and_culture> # California studies in food and culture ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/886494573> ; # Balancing on a planet the future of food and agriculture
   schema:name "California studies in food and culture ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/agricultural_industries_environmental_aspects> # Agricultural industries--Environmental aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Agricultural industries--Environmental aspects" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/agriculture_durable> # Agriculture durable
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Agriculture durable" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/aliments_approvisionnement> # Aliments--Approvisionnement
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Aliments--Approvisionnement" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/food_industry_and_trade> # Food industry and trade
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Food industry and trade" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/industries_agroalimentaires> # Industries agroalimentaires
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Industries agroalimentaires" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1253636475#Topic/sustainable_agriculture_economic_aspects> # Sustainable agriculture--Economic aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Sustainable agriculture--Economic aspects" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520277410>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0520277414" ;
   schema:isbn "9780520277410" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780520277427>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0520277422" ;
   schema:isbn "9780520277427" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.