Independence Days

Author: Sharon Astyk
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716528
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Declare food security in your own backyard.

World Food An Encyclopedia Of History Culture And Social Influence From Hunter Gatherers To The Age Of Globalization

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451600
Size: 39.48 MB
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This multicultural and interdisciplinary reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, and cultural exchange from the age of discovery to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement. Articles also include specific foodstuffs such as chocolate, potatoes, and tomatoes; topics such as Mediterranean diet and the Spice Route; and pivotal figures such as Marco Polo, Columbus, and Catherine de' Medici. Special features include: dozens of recipes representing different historic periods and cuisines of the world; listing of herbal foods and uses; and a chronology of key events/people in food history.

Urban Agriculture

Author: David Tracey
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924737
Size: 40.51 MB
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Urban Agriculture is packed with ideas and designs for anyone interested in joining the new food revolution. First-time farmers and green thumbs alike will find advice on growing healthy, delicious, affordable food in urban settings. From condo balconies to community orchards, cities are coming alive with crops. Get growing!

Making Home

Author: Sharon Astyk
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716714
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A guide to living an austere, yet even more fulfilling, life during tough economic times explains how to improve family relations; save for future generations; and save money on heating and cooling, refrigeration, laundry, water, cooking, cleaning and more. Original.

Peak Everything

Author: Richard Heinberg
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924699
Size: 40.99 MB
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The 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, human impacts on the environment increased dramatically. The 21st century ushered in an era of declines, including: Oil, natural gas and coal extraction Yearly grain harvests Climate stability Economic growth Fresh water Minerals and ores, such as copper and platinum To adapt to this profoundly different world, we must begin now to make radical changes to our attitudes, behaviors and expectations. Now in paperback and featuring a foreword by James Howard Kunstler, Peak Everything addresses many of the cultural, psychological and practical changes we will have to make as nature dictates our new limits. This landmark work from Richard Heinberg, author of three of the most important books on Peak Oil, touches on vital aspects of the human condition at this unique moment in time. A combination of wry commentary and sober forecasting on subjects as diverse as farming and industrial design, this book describes how to make the transition from The Age of Excess to the Era of Modesty with grace and satisfaction, while preserving the best of our collective achievements. Peak Everything is a must-read for individuals, business leaders and policy makers serious about effecting real change.

Onearth

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