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    DescriptionIn "The Coming Famine", Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis - a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century - that would dwarf any in our previous experience. Cribb's comprehensive assessment describes a dangerous confluence of shortages - of water, land, energy, technology, and knowledge - combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth. Writing in brisk, accessible prose, Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict, poverty, and other societal factors. He shows how high food prices and regional shortages are already sending shockwaves into the international community. But, far from outlining a doomsday scenario, "The Coming Famine" offers a strong and positive call to action, exploring the greatest issue of our age and providing practical suggestions for addressing each of the major challenges it raises.


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    Title
    The Coming Famine
    Subtitle
    The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid it
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julian Cribb
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 463 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520260719
    ISBN 10: 0520260716
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFFC1
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SOC055000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    DC22: 363.8
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: HD9000.5 .C715 2010
    DC22: 363.87
    Thema V1.0: JBFF
    Illustrations note
    8 line illustrations, 3 maps, 13 tables
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    10 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Julian Cribb is an award-winning journalist and science writer and the author of The White Death.
    Review quote
    "The sheer number of terrifying facts make the book gripping." -- Mark Bittman New York Times Book Review 20100824 "All of us interested in a sustainable food system should read this book and become part of the conversation to determine how we can best redesign the global food system to meet the challenges ahead." Audubon Magazine 20110316 "Makes clear just how intertwined global warming is with food security." Chronicle Of Higher Education 20101128 "Cribb ... advocates making much better use of our brains and investing much more in improving both small and large-scale agriculture." -- Stephen Booth Law Society Journal 20120301 "Presents a smart and compelling description of the challenges our children will likely face as the world's growing population and our shrinking resources collide. " National Catholic Reporter 20101210 "Cribb writes both eloquently and accessibly... The book is well structured for its target audience of a general public." -- Oscar A. Forero Human Ecology 20120401
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations Preface 1 What Food Crisis? 2 Food ... or War? 3 The Well Runs Dry 4 Peak Land 5 Nutrients--The New Oil 6 Troubled Waters 7 Losing Our Brains 8 Eating Oil 9 The Climate Hammer 10 Elephants in the Kitchen 11 A Fair Deal for Farmers 12 Food in the Future List of Conversions Notes Index