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  1. Food Policy in the United States

    An Introduction

    By Parke Wilde

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    This book offers a broad introduction to food policies in the United States. Real-world controversies and debates motivate the book’s attention to economic principles, policy analysis, nutrition science and contemporary data sources. It assumes that the reader's concern is not just the economic...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Energy and Electricity in Industrial Nations

    The Sociology and Technology of Energy

    By Allan Mazur

    Energy is at the top of the list of environmental problems facing industrial society, and is arguably the one that has been handled least successfully, in part because politicians and the public do not understand the physical technologies, while the engineers and industrialists do not understand...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Reclaiming Food Security

    By Michael S. Carolan

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    In this challenging work, the author argues that the goal of any food system should not simply be to provide the cheapest calories possible. A secure food system is one that affords people and nations – in both the present and future – the capabilities to prosper and lead long, happy, and healthy...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Theory and Practice of Dialogical Community Development

    International Perspectives

    By Peter Westoby, Gerard Dowling

    This book proposes that community development has been increasingly influenced and co-opted by a modernist, soulless, rational philosophy - reducing it to a shallow technique for ‘solving community problems’. In contrast, this dialogical approach re-maps the ground of community development practice...

    Published April 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Diversifying Food and Diets

    Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health

    Edited by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter, Teresa Borelli, Federico Mattei

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world. Diseases previously associated with affluence, such as cancer, diabetes and...

    Published April 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Dam the Rivers, Damn the People

    Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil

    By Barbara J. Cummings

    Series: Sustainable Development Set

    The Brazilian Amazon is the largest area of tropical rainforest in Latin America. Brazil is that continent's most rapidly developing country. The Amazon is at the heart of the conflict between conservation and development, between people and power, and between heritage and modernisation. In the...

    Published March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Living within a Fair Share Ecological Footprint

    Edited by Robert Vale, Brenda Vale

    According to many authorities the impact of humanity on the earth is already overshooting the earth’s capacity to supply humanity’s needs. This is an unsustainable position. This book does not focus on the problem but on the solution, by showing what it is like to live within a fair earth share...

    Published March 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Nature's Spectacle

    The World's First National Parks and Protected Places

    By John Sheail

    National parks have always been an emotive and iconic symbol, ever since the first parks of the modern era were created in the mid-nineteenth century. This book, based on original research, delves deeply into their character and significance, and the larger context in which they developed. ...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Exploited Earth

    Britain's aid and the environment

    By Teresa Hayter

    Series: Aid and Development Set

    How do ''types'' of aid differ? Why are there different kinds? When is one more appropriate than another? How can you tell ''good'' aid from ''bad''? Friends of the Earth commissioned Teresa Hayter, author of Aid as Imperialism and Aid: Rhetoric and Reality, to examine Britain's aid policy and...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Dryland Management: Economic Case Studies

    By John A. Dixon, David E. James, Paul B. Sherman

    Series: Environmental and Resource Economics Set

    Drylands are a sizeable part of the world's potentially arable land. They vary from the hyper-arid regions of the classic deserts of Africa and Asia to the more common semi-arid and sub-humid areas that support extensive agricultural systems dependent on rainfall or irrigation. Following their...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge