Food, Energy, and Society

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David Pimentel, Marcia Pimentel
University Press of Colorado, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 363 pages
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Since the first edition of Food, Energy and Society was published in 1979, world energy supplies, especially fossil fuels, have dwindled as their use has soared. Supplies of the other major resources required for human life also have come under growing pressure. These include fertile land, fresh water, and biological diversity. Indeed, the very integrity of these environmental resources is threatened. For this reason, the scope of the second edition has been expanded to include discussions of land, water, energy and biological resources and their function in the food production system. This revised edition represents the cooperative efforts of many individuals and nations as they face the inevitable dilemma of how everyone can be fed, given the limits of land, water, energy, and biological resources. All of these resources support human life, and their availability will determine the quality of life for future generations.

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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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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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About the author (1996)

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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