The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It
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In The Coming Famine، Julian Cribb lays out a vivid picture of impending planetary crisis--a global food shortage that threatens to hit by mid-century--that would dwarf any in our previous experience. Cribb's comprehensive assessment describes a dangerous confluence of shortages--of water، land، energy، technology، and knowledge--combined with the increased demand created by population and economic growth. Writing in brisk، accessible prose، Cribb explains how the food system interacts with the environment and with armed conflict، poverty، and other societal factors. He shows how high food prices and regional shortages are already sending shockwaves into the international community. But، far from outlining a doomsday scenario، The Coming Famine offers a strong and positive call to action، exploring the greatest issue of our age and providing practical suggestions for addressing each of the major challenges it raises.
Editorial Reviews “The sheer number of terrifying facts make the book gripping.” (Mark Bittman New York Times Book Review 2010-08-24)
“Makes clear just how intertwined global warming is with food security.” (Chronicle Of Higher Education 2010-11-28)
Paperback: 264 pages Publisher: University of California Press; 1st edition (August 22، 2011) Language: English Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches