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by David Pimentel Ph.D.,Marcia H. Pimentel M.S.


Marcia H. Pimentel .

Marcia H. New material includes the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems, livestock production and energy use, and the impacts of pesticides on the environment.

by David Pimentel, P. food, energy, and society more than any other book I've read. ISBN-13: 978-1420046670. There are plenty of books out there giving alarmist information about our energy use, our food production systems, and the impact of these on society, but this book actually gives you the real facts, allowing you to understand the big picture and see for yourself why there is such a big problem.

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We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas. David Pimentel, Marcia H.

In addition, the book explores the very timely topics of solar energy, biomass systems, and ethanol production. Food, Energy, and Society. Marcia H. Pimentel, . CRC Press, 4 oct. 2007 - 400 páginas.

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Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species.

These policy questions are the focus of Food, Energy, and Society. Answering both questions involves complex science and a mix of clashing fundamental individual values and preferences. Future public policy discussion about ecological issues (. salmon recovery, spotted owls, marbled murlets, bull trout, wildfire, water quality and quantity, energy development, et. will be substantially constrained by the number of humans in this region and their overall demand for ecosystem services.

Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the world’s natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and biological resources.

Written by internationally renowned experts, the book includes new material on livestock production and energy use, the impacts of pesticides on the environment, and the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems. It also compares the energy inputs of crop production in developing and developed countries, covers the agricultural and environmental issues related to water resources, and details the threat of soil erosion to food and the environment. In addition, the book explores the very timely topics of solar energy, biomass systems, and ethanol production.

Offering a startling glimpse at what our planet may become, this edition shows how to achieve the necessary balance between basic human needs and environmental resources and provides potential solutions to the host of problems we face today.

Food, Energy, and Society epub download

ISBN13: 978-1420046670

ISBN: 1420046675

Author: David Pimentel Ph.D.,Marcia H. Pimentel M.S.

Category: Business and Money

Subcategory: Industries

Language: English

Publisher: CRC Press; 3 edition (October 4, 2007)

Pages: 400 pages

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In Pimental's book you're let in on the secrets of the basis of all civilizations; agriculture. A major agriculture advisor to 8 American Presidential administrations, he founds his principles of agriculture on solid evidence, from decades of work in the field, nationally, and internationally. One need look no further to see the relationship of human population, the sun, and availability of fresh water, to the well being of societal agricultural practices, in every country in the world. And the explosive warnings of agricultural shortages to come are both subtle, woven into the texture of agricultural history, and yet plain, in the succinct and yet massive data supporting trends to intractable social misery, unless steps are taken to establish more efficient social and agricultural practices. It's been many years since I learned from this Master of human ecology at Cornell University, and Professor Pimentel hasn't lost his passion or ability to give us his wealth of experience.
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This book changed the way I think about... food, energy, and society more than any other book I've read. There are plenty of books out there giving alarmist information about our energy use, our food production systems, and the impact of these on society, but this book actually gives you the real facts, allowing you to understand the big picture and see for yourself why there is such a big problem.

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Highlights of this book:
(1) Did you ever wonder how much energy is used by a hunter-gatherer to collect their food, compared against the energy they get from it? And how does this compare to early agriculture when we started employing animals (should be more efficient, right?) And then how this compares to the energy input/output ratio of our modern food production system? This book explains it.
(2) Did you ever wonder how much energy is used for processing, packaging, and delivering food from the farms to our tables? Have you ever heard the rule of thumb that meat takes 10x as much energy to produce than grains? What is the environmental effect of these issues? This book finally makes this understandable.

If you want to read a book that simultaneously presents detailed data while also giving you a clear, big-picture view of our world, then I highly recommend this book.
Cala
This book changed the way I think about... food, energy, and society more than any other book I've read. There are plenty of books out there giving alarmist information about our energy use, our food production systems, and the impact of these on society, but this book actually gives you the real facts, allowing you to understand the big picture and see for yourself why there is such a big problem.

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Highlights of this book:
(1) Did you ever wonder how much energy is used by a hunter-gatherer to collect their food, compared against the energy they get from it? And how does this compare to early agriculture when we started employing animals (should be more efficient, right?) And then how this compares to the energy input/output ratio of our modern food production system? This book explains it.
(2) Did you ever wonder how much energy is used for processing, packaging, and delivering food from the farms to our tables? Have you ever heard the rule of thumb that meat takes 10x as much energy to produce than grains? What is the environmental effect of these issues? This book finally makes this understandable.

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