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  - Devil_llama - 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


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

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David Pimentel is a third generation American of Mexican descent. He was born and raised in Central California. He enjoys writing and reading about current issues. Pimentel is the author of two books. His first book is entitled, "America's Last Stand?." He is currently working on his third book, which is about bullying and its devastating impact on the victims.

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