• Animal Factory See large image

    Animal Factory (Paperback) By (author) David Kirby

    $17.25 - Save $3.73 17% off - RRP $20.98 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 3 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionSwine flu. Bird flu. Massive fish kills and filthy river systems. Recalls of spinach, lettuce, and other vegetables because of E-coli bacteria contamination. Eric Schlosser's classic "Fast Food Nation" revealed how our meat is bred, raised, and brought to market. Now, in "Animal Factory", bestselling journalist David Kirby takes the next step, exposing the devastating health and environmental impact of large-scale factory farms. In this thoroughly researched book, Kirby follows three American families and communities - one in North Carolina, one in Illinois, and one in Washington state - whose lives are utterly changed by immense neighbouring animal farms. These farms (known as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs), confine thousands upon thousands of pigs, dairy cattle, and poultry in small spaces, and generate enormous volumes of faecal and biological waste as well as other pollution to the air, land, and water. Weaving complex science, politics, business, and the lives of everyday people, Kirby accompanies a fisherman who fights to preserve his family's life and home; watches as a Midwestern community pushes back against a local farmer with grand ambitions; and interviews an unlikely activist, who takes on a powerful alliance of corporate and political entities when her home is covered with toxic soot and her water supply is compromised by runoff from lagoons of animal waste.


Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Animal Factory

    Title
    Animal Factory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Kirby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312671747
    ISBN 10: 0312671741
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RNT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 363.7
    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    Libri: I-EV
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, NAT001000
    B&T Approval Code: A74384000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003020, BUS070010
    B&T Approval Code: A32302000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS099000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: TD195.A34 K57 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: RNK, KCVG, KNA, TVH
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Griffin Publishing
    Imprint name
    Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
    Publication date
    06 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    California
    Author Information
    David Kirby is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Evidence of Harm, " a finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit www.AnimalFactoryBook.com.
    Review quote
    "Kirby combines the narrative urgency of "The Jungle" with the investigative reporting of "Fast Food Nation". Like Sinclair's and Schlosser's work, it has the potential to change the collective American mind about contemporary food issues."--National Public Radio, "Books We Like""Thanks to Kirby's extraordinary journalism, we have the most relatable, irrefutable, and unforgettable testimony yet to the hazards of industrial animal farming."--"Booklist""The writing is brilliant, the people profiled are inspirational in their activism, and the topic is one that so many people remain blissfully ignorant of. Everyone would benefit from reading this book."--"San Francisco"" Book Review"