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    The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century (CD-Audio) By (author) Dickson Despommier, Narrator Sean Runnette

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    DescriptionWhen Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big--he thought "up." Despommier's stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. These farms, grown inside skyscrapers, would provide solutions to many of the serious problems we currently face, including: --Allowing year-round crop production --Providing food to areas currently lacking arable land --Immunity to weather-related crop failure --Reuse of water collected by dehumidification of the indoor environment --New employment opportunities --No use of pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides --Drastically reduced dependence on fossil fuels --No crop loss due to shipping or storage --No agricultural runoff --And many more Vertical farming can be located on abandoned city properties, creating new urban revenue streams. They will employ lots of skilled and unskilled labor. They can be run on wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal energy. They can be used to grow plants for pharmaceutical purposes or for converting gray water back into drinking water. In the tradition of the bestselling "The World Without Us," this is a totally original landmark work destined to become a classic. With stunning illustrations and clear and entertaining writing, this book will appeal to anyone concerned about America's future.

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    The Vertical Farm
    Feeding the World in the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dickson Despommier, Narrator Sean Runnette
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 72 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400168293
    ISBN 10: 1400168295

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: TV
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    DC22: 630
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    Abridged Dewey: 630
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000
    B&T Approval Code: A60420000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI073000, TEC003070
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A71010200
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57600
    LC classification: S494.5.U72 D47 2010D
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    12 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Dr. Dickson Despommier spent thirty-eight years as a professor of microbiology and public health in environmental health sciences at Columbia University, where he has won the Best Teacher Award six times and received the national 2003 American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award for teaching. Sean Runnette, a multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award-winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company, and his television and film appearances include "Two If by Sea," "Copland," "Sex and the City," "Law & Order," and "Third Watch."
    Review quote
    "Narrator Sean Runnette inflects his soft voice in response to the meandering message.... He demonstrates a skillful sensitivity to the information, much of it sobering." ---AudioFile