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The vertical farm : feeding the world in the 21st century

Author: Dickson D Despommier
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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When the author, a Columbia professor, set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big, he thought up. His stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These multi-story intensely managed indoor farms, grown inside skyscrapers, are capable of producing traditional greenhouse crops, as well as pigs and fowl, year-round.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dickson D Despommier
ISBN: 9780312611392 0312611390
OCLC Number: 653476308
Description: xiv, 305 p., [32] p. of plates : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Remodeling nature --
Yesterday's agriculture --
Today's agriculture --
Tomorrow's agriculture --
The vertical farm: advantages --
The vertical farm: form and function --
The vertical farm: social benefits --
The vertical farm: alternate uses --
Food fast-forwarded.
Responsibility: Dickson Despommier.

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Vertical farming can be located on abandoned city properties, creating new urban revenue streams. They may employ lots of skilled and unskilled labor. They can be run on wind, solar, tidal, and  Read more...

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"A captivating argument that will intrigue general readers and give policymakers and investors much to ponder." --"Kirkus Reviews""A visionary known the world over, Despommier believes that the Read more...

 
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This is a gem of a book

by plappen (WorldCat user published 2011-08-17) Excellent Permalink

The current method of human agriculture is in bad shape, and is ultimately unsustainable. This book provides an alternative.

Agriculture as we know it has worked for many thousands of years, but the system is breaking down. If there is such a thing as The Chronicle of Farm Life in the 20th...
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