Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture

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New Society Publishers, Mar 1, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 125 pages
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A shocking outline of the interlinked crises in energy and agriculture--and appropriate responses.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Food Energy + Nutrients
3
2 Land Degradation
11
3 Water Degradation
15
4 Eating Fossil Fuels
19
5 The End of the Oil Age
29
6 The Collapse of Agriculture
39
Cubas Agricultual Miracle
53
8 Building a Sustainable Agriculture
67
9 Twelve Fun Activities for Activists
75
Resource Guide
87
Notes
103
Index
119
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Dale Allen Pfeiffer is a novelist, freelance journalist and geologist who has been writing about energy depletion for a decade, building a reputation as a detailed but accessible science journalist. The author of The End of the Oil Age, he is also widely known for his web project: www.survivingpeakoil.com.

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