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Balancing on a planet : the future of food and agriculture

Balancing on a planet : the future of food and agriculture

Author: David A Cleveland
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Univ. of California Press, 2014.
Series: California studies in food and culture, 46.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Balancing on a Planet.

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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David A Cleveland
ISBN: 9780520277410 0520277414 9780520277427 0520277422
OCLC Number: 876146762
In: Cleveland, David A
Description: XXVI, 320 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme.
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface: A Personal History Acknowledgments Introduction PART I Agrifood Systems History and Future 1. Eating Stardust: Population, Food, and Agriculture on Planet Earth 2. Agricultural Revolutions 3. Thinking Critically about Sustainable Agrifood Systems 4. Sustainable Agrifood Systems: Three Emphases PART II Moving toward Sustainable Agrifood Systems: A Balancing Act 5. Managing Evolution: Plant Breeding and Biotechnology 6. Managing Agricultural Ecosystems: The Critical Role of Diversity 7. Managing People: The Common Property Option 8. The Big Solutions: Climate Change, Resource Cycles, and Diet 9. The Big Solutions: Localizing Agrifood Systems Appendix 1. Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Symbols Appendix 2. Metric Units and Metric-English Unit Conversions Notes References Index
Series Title: California studies in food and culture, 46.
Responsibility: David A. Cleveland.


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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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