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Food and the Self: Consumption, Production and Material Culture

by Isabelle de Solier, Paul Gilroy & Daniel Miller

This fascinating study focuses on the material culture of food, demonstrating how food offers a means of shaping the self not simply through consumption but in everyday forms of production, through fine dining,...


Beyond Alternative Food Networks: Italy¿s Solidarity Purchase Groups

by Cristina Grasseni

Alternative Food Networks is a robust ethnography providing theoretical insight and anecdotal evidence of how alternative economies can become embedded in active citizenship practices, cooperative relationships,...


Wine Grapes

by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding & José Vouillamoz

An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's leading wine experts.

Where do wine grapes come from and how are grape varieties related to one another? What is the historical background...


Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs,  and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers

by David Perlmutter & Kristin Loberg

A #1 New York Times bestseller--the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain, with a 4-week plan to achieve optimum health.

Renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, blows...


The English Breakfast: The Biography of a National Meal, with Recipes

by Kaori O'Connor

A lively and engaging read, The English Breakfast explores the history of England's culinary masterpiece from its early form, via its heyday in the Victorian and Edward eras through to the modern day all-day-breakfasts...


Precision Agriculture for Sustainability and Environmental Protection

by Margaret Oliver, Thomas Bishop & Ben Marchant

Precision agriculture (PA) involves the application of technologies and agronomic principles to manage spatial and temporal variation associated with all aspects of agricultural production in order to improve...


Alcohol

by Griffith Edwards

Alcohol can be an item of diet, a medicine, sometimes an element in religious ritual. It is a valued object for the connoisseur, a traded commodity and a symbol of national pride (wine for instance in France,...


Marginalizing Access to the Sustainable Food System: An Examination of Oakland's Minority Districts

by Camille Tuason Mata

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the barriers and opportunities confronting minority communities’ ability to access healthy, fresh foods. Mata uses three minority districts in Oakland—Chinatown,...


Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations

by David K Langford & Lorie Woodward Cantu

In 1885, San Antonio architect Alfred Giles began buying the land that would become Hillingdon Ranch, eventually accumulating 13,000 acres near the town of Comfort in Kendall County. As the property passed to...


The Weed Runners: Travels with the Outlaw Capitalists of America's Medical Marijuana Trade

by Nicholas Schou

Drawing on unparalleled access to sources including lawyers, The Weed Runners is both journalistic exposé and adventure story. There is a vast network fueling the ongoing nationwide explosion of medical marijuana,...


Meatonomics: How the Rigged Economics of Meat and Dairy Make You Consume Too Much-And How to Eat Better, Live Longer, and Spend Sma

by David Robinson Simon

Few consumers are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Yet omnivore and herbivore alike, the forces of meatonomics affect us in many ways.

Most importantly, we’ve...


Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It

by John Yudkin & Robert H. Lustig

The classic exposé on the dangers of sugar, with a new introduction by Robert H. Lustig, the bestselling author of Fat Chance

Scientist John Yudkin was the first to sound the alarm about the excess of sugar...


The New Horse-Powered Farm: Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale, Sustainable Market Grower

by Stephen Leslie & Lynn Miller

In an era when fuel is a primary concern, draft horses are seen by many as the solution to small-scale, resilient farming with a closed-loop system. Horses bring farmers back to the roots of what it means to...


San Francisco: A Food Biography

by Erica J. Peters

This food biography focuses on how people have experienced the bounty of the City by the Bay.


The Real Cost of Cheap Food

by Michael Carolan

This challenging but accessible book critically examines the dominant food regime on its own terms, by seriously asking whether we can afford cheap food and exploring what exactly cheap food affords us. Detailing...


Can We Feed the World?

by Scientific American Editors

Can We Feed the World?: The Future of Food by the Editors of Scientific American With global population numbers projected to increase by 2 billion by 2050, a veritable food crisis is on the horizon. In this...


Women, Livestock Ownership and Markets: Bridging the Gender Gap in Eastern and Southern Africa

by Jemimah Njuki & Pascal C. Sanginga

This book provides empirical evidence from Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique and from different production systems of the importance of livestock as an asset to women and their participation in livestock and livestock...


Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations

by Paul Cloke

This edited collection, first published in 1989, provides a detailed analysis of rural land-use policies on a country-specific basis. Case studies include analyses of planning and legislation in Britain, The...


Betting on Famine: Why the World Still Goes Hungry

by Jean Ziegler

Few know that world hunger was very nearly eradicated in our lifetimes. In the past five years, however, widespread starvation has suddenly reappeared, and chronic hunger is a major issue on every continent....


Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land: Lessons from Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty

by Gary Paul Nabhan & Bill Mckibben

How to harvest water and nutrients, select drought-tolerant plants, and create natural diversity

Because climatic uncertainty has now become "the new normal," many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in North...