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Storage and scarcity : new practices for food, energy and water

Author: Giorgio Osti
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ©2016
Series: Ashgate studies in environmental policy and practice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an era of abundance, at least part of humanity has stopped thinking about the future provision of basic vital resources such water, energy and food. This book deals with cases of water, food,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Osti
ISBN: 9781472483010 1472483014
OCLC Number: 956919778
Description: xvi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Accumulation versus networking: the terms of the storage issue --
1.1.Storage, an eclipsed issue --
1.2.Between storage and security --
1.3.Why storage is once again important --
1.4.Social analysis of storage --
2.The modularization of food processing and consumption --
2.1.Food conservation, a wide-ranging and ambivalent issue --
2.2.Food security practices --
2.3.Healthy food: storage as preservation --
2.4.Organizations opposed to food waste --
2.5.Rituals of food storage --
2.6.Rationing and rationalizing --
3.Water storage: a multidimensional task --
3.1.The long march toward water channelling --
3.2.River banks, detention basins and floodable areas --
3.3.The art of water conservation and harvesting --
3.4.The big task of small farm ponds --
3.5.In between network and storage --
4.Energy storage --
4.1.The issue --
4.2.The legal, technological and social frames --
4.3.The Tartar Steppe of energy storage --
Note continued: 4.4.Power storage systems embedded in national policies --
4.5.Thermal energy, the Cinderella of storage --
4.6.Conclusions --
5.Long-term life storage --
5.1.Nature reserves, botanical gardens and seed banks --
5.2.Beyond land sparing and land sharing --
5.3.The mutual exchanges of biodiversity and storage --
5.4.Mosaics of biodiversity --
6.Multi-storey: the fortune of the grasshoppers and the ants --
6.1.Policies for storage: lobbies and the need for space.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in environmental policy and practice.
Responsibility: Giorgio Osti.

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