Food, Energy, and Society

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Wiley, Jan 1, 1979 - Agriculture - 165 pages
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A new edition of the analysis of energy use in relation to natural resources, technology, economic development, and demographics, assessing problems of sustainability and solutions. The discussions consider topics in solar energy, manipulating ecosystems for agriculture, the historical uses of human and animal energy, fish and agricultural production, ethanol fuels, and environmental impacts. The revision emphasizes food production systems and their use of land, water, energy, and biological resources, and the planning policy dilemmas facing individuals and nations in terms of providing food and a quality environment for the future. Includes statistical tables. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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User Review  - KeithAkers - LibraryThing

I've read the first two editions, the first around 1980 when I was writing "A Vegetarian Sourcebook" and the second a few years ago when I wanted an update. Now that I realize there is a third edition ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A collection of contributed papers from varied authors. As with most collections of this sort, the quality is spotty, but there are quite a few good essays in the book, though many of them are dense and written in stupefyingly obscurantist language. Read full review

Contents

Energy and Manpower
10
Manipulating Ecosystems for Food Production
19
Energy Labour and a Standard of Living
26
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