What the World Eats

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781582462462

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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"A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food"--Provided by publisher.
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Hungry Planet

What the World Eats

Author: Faith d' Aluisio

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9781580088695

Category: Photography

Page: 287

View: 9026

Provides an overview of what families around the world eat by featuring portraits of thirty families from twenty-four countries with a week's supply of food.
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What I Eat

Around the World in 80 Diets

Author: Peter Menzel,Faith D'Aluisio

Publisher: Material World

ISBN: 9780984074402

Category: Photography

Page: 335

View: 9884

"This book presents 80 people around the world and what they ate on one ordinary day. It is organized according to the number of calories consumed, from least to most."
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Material World

A Global Family Portrait

Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780871564306

Category: Photography

Page: 255

View: 1515

Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle
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Women in the Material World

Author: Faith D'Aluisio,Peter Menzel

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: 9780871569844

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 7380

Photographs, first-person chronicles, and statistics reflect the status of women around the world, offering a portrait of the lives, feelings, and beliefs of women from many cultures
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Man Eating Bugs

Author: Peter Menzel,Faith D'Aluisio

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613237383

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 8161

Explores the consumption of spiders, crickets, grubs, scorpions, and dragonflies in thirteen different countries, including Australia, Japan, China, Venezuela, and the United States
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Environment and Food

Author: Colin Sage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134229011

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2271

This timely book provides a thorough introduction to the inter-relationship of food and the environment. Its primary purpose is to bring to our attention the multiplicity of linkages and interconnections between what we eat and how this impacts on the earth’s resources. Having a better idea of the consequences of our food choices might encourage us to develop more sustainable practices of production and consumption in the decades ahead. Although human societies have, over time, brought under control a large proportion of the earth’s resources for the purpose of food production, we remain subject to the effective functioning of global ecosystem services. The author highlights the vital importance of these services and explains why we should be concerned about the depletion of freshwater resources, soil fertility decline and loss of biological diversity. The book also tackles some of the enormous challenges of our era: climate change – to which the agri-food system is both a major contributor and a vulnerable sector – and the prospect of significantly higher energy prices, arising from the peaking of oil and gas supplies which will reveal how dependent the food system has become upon cheap fossil fuels. Such challenges are likely to have significant implications for the long-term functioning of global supply chains and raise profound questions regarding the nutritional security of the world’s population. Taken together the book argues that a re-examination of the assumptions and practices underpinning the contemporary food system is urgently required. Environment and Food is a highly original, inter-disciplinary and accessible text that will be of interest to students and the wider public genuinely interested in and concerned by the state of the world’s food provisioning system. It is richly illustrated with figures and makes extensive use of boxes to highlight relevant examples.
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Enough

Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty

Author: Roger Thurow

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458767337

Category: Political Science

Page: 556

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For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet while the ''Green Revolution'' succeeded in South America and Asia, it never got to Africa. More than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year - most of them in Africa and most of them children. More die of hunger in Africa than from AIDS and malaria combined. Now, an impending global food crisis threatens to make things worse. In the west we think of famine as a natural disaster, brought about by drought; or as the legacy of brutal dictators. But in this powerful investigative narrative, Thurow & Kilman show exactly how, in the past few decades, American, British, and European policies conspired to keep Africa hungry and unable to feed itself. As a new generation of activists work to keep famine from spreading, Enough is essential reading on a humanitarian issue of utmost urgency.
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Charting the World

Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities

Author: Richard Panchyk

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569769184

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their map-reading skills while discovering the intricate beauty and the wealth of information held within. Geographical concepts are spotlighted through an assortment of guided activities--including finding the elevation of hills, plotting a course with a magnetic compass, creating three-dimensional land models using a contour map, and performing a plot survey. Drawing the conclusion that the study of geography and maps is crucial to understanding an ever-changing planet, this handbook discloses the ways in which technological advances in cartography can further discussions on climate change, warfare, environmental conservation, population growth, and other timely topics.
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Just Food

Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly

Author: James E. McWilliams

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316052639

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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We suffer today from food anxiety, bombarded as we are with confusing messages about how to eat an ethical diet. Should we eat locally? Is organic really better for the environment? Can genetically modified foods be good for you? JUST FOOD does for fresh food what Fast Food Nation (Houghton Mifflin, 2001) did for fast food, challenging conventional views, and cutting through layers of myth and misinformation. For instance, an imported tomato is more energy-efficient than a local greenhouse-grown tomato. And farm-raised freshwater fish may soon be the most sustainable source of protein. Informative and surprising, JUST FOOD tells us how to decide what to eat, and how our choices can help save the planet and feed the world.
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Robo Sapiens

Evolution of a New Species

Author: Peter Menzel,Faith D'Aluisio

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262632454

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 7924

A field guide to our mechanical future, presenting the next generation of intelligentrobots and their makers.
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Toy Stories

Photos of Children from Around the World and Their Favorite Things

Author: Gabriele Galimberti

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129823

Category: Photography

Page: 112

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For over a year, the photographer and journalist Gabriele Galimberti visited more than 50 countries and created colorful images of boys and girls in their homes and neighborhoods with their most prized possessions: their toys. From Texas to India, Malawi to China, Iceland, Morocco, and Fiji, Galimberti recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds. Whether the child owns a veritable fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, the pride that Galimberti captures is moving, funny, and thought provoking.
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The Atlas of Food

Who Eats What, Where, and why

Author: Erik Millstone,Tim Lang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780520276420

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

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What we eat, where we eat, and how we eat: these questions are explored in this remarkable book, now with a new introduction contextualizing the atlas for 2013 and beyond. By providing an up-to-date and visually appealing understanding of important issues around global food and agriculture, The Atlas of Food maps out broad areas of investigation—contamination of food and water, overnutrition, micronutrient deficiency, processing, farming, and trade—to offer a concise overview of today's food and farming concerns. Buttressed by engaging prose and vivid graphics, Erik Millstone and Tim Lang convincingly argue that human progress depends on resolving global inequality and creating a more sustainable food production system.
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The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385721706

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 4140

Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.
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We the Eaters

If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World

Author: Ellen Gustafson

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623360536

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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How we can transform the global food system by changing what's on our dinner plates The implausible truth: Over one billion people in the world are hungry and over one billion are overweight. Far from complete opposites, hunger and obesity are in fact different manifestations of the same problem: It's increasingly difficult to find and eat nutritious food. By examining the global industrial food system using the deceptively simple template of a classic American dinner, We the Eaters not only outlines the root causes for this bizarre and troubling dichotomy, but also provides a blueprint of actionable solutions—solutions that could start with changing out just a single item on your plate. From your burger to your soda, Gustafson unpacks how even the hyper-local can cause worldwide ripples. For instance: American agricultural policy promoting corn and soybeans in beef farming means we feed more to cows than to hungry people. This is compounded by the environmental cost of factory livestock farming, rising obesity rates, and the false economics of unhealthily high meat consumption. The answer? Eat a hamburger; just make it a smaller, sustainably raised, grass-fed one. Gustafson—a young entrepreneur, foreign policy expert, and food policy advocate—delivers a wake-up call that will inspire even the most passive reader to take action. We can love our food and our country while being better stewards of our system and our health. We the Eaters is nothing short of a manifesto: If we change dinner, we can change the world.
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Why We Eat What We Eat

How Columbus Changed the Way the World Eats

Author: Raymond Sokolov

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671797913

Category: Cooking

Page: 254

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Sokolov says that Columbus greatly influenced our eating habits when such New World delights as tomatoes, chocolate, green beans, chili peppers, and maize were introduced into cuisine throughout the world and when the delicacies of the Old World found their way into the cooking pots of America. Sokolov is the Leisure & Arts Editor of The Wall Street Journal.
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What's for Lunch?

How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World

Author: Andrea Curtis,Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780889954823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 7990

Discusses what students eat for lunch around the world, including information on food culture and global issues surrounding food and nutrition.
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What the World Eats

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9781582462462

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 9672

"A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food"--Provided by publisher.
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