Food, energy, and society

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CRC Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 380 pages
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Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the world's natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and biological resources.Written by internationally renowned experts, the book includes new material on livestock production and energy use, the impacts of pesticides on the environment, and the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems. It also compares the energy inputs of crop production in developing and developed countries, covers the agricultural and environmental issues related to water resources, and details the threat of soil erosion to food and the environment. In addition, the book explores the very timely topics of solar energy, biomass systems, and ethanol production.Offering a startling glimpse at what our planet may become, this edition shows how to achieve the necessary balance between basic human needs and environmental resources and provides potential solutions to the host of problems we face today.

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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

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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

Contents

Energy and Society
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References
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Renewable Biological Energy versus Fossil Fuel Energy
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