Empires of Food Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

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ISBN-13: 9781582437934
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Publication date: 3/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introduction
The Price of Food
The Three Gorges Dam
The Rise and Fall of Food Empires, Past, Present, and Future
Fairs: The Food Trade
The Desert Fathers
Work, Pray, Eat
The Agricultural Revolution of A.D. 900
Fayre Is Fair
The Pendulum Swings
The Pendulum Swings Back
Manure from the Bones
Larders: What Do You Do with Ten Thousand Tons of Grain?
National Security and a War on Terror
Bread Alone
Not by Bread Alone: Oil and Fish
Hannibal Lectured
A Question of Logistics
Grounds for Exhaustion
How to Feed an Empire, Cheap
The Larder Is Empty
Farms: Growing Food for Profit and Environmental Rapine
The Grapes of Wrath
God in the Cup
The Weak Heart of Today's Food Empire
The Price Rises
An Experiment in Survival
Chicken Little or a Lot of Chicken?
Water: Irrigations Questionable Cure
Mesopotamia's Fix
In Praise of Grain
Oriental Despotism
Retreat of the Elephants
The Yellowing River
Water, Water Everywhere?
Dirt: The Chemistry of Life
The Story of N
In Praise of Phytoplankton
Fecal Politics
War Empires
The Birds of Peru
Ice: Preserve Us
How Food Rots and How to Slow It Down
It's a Jungle
The Industrial Garden State
Triumph of the Tomato
California Scheming
The Orange Juice Quandary
Empty Pockets
Storm Clouds
Blood: The Conquest of Food
Rebellion in the Spice Islands
Chiapas
The Moral Economy of Food
The Climate Trigger
Money: Tea and Famine
A Foundation in Pirates
Victorian High Tea
Her Majesty's Drug Cartel
"In America, There Could Be No Famine…"
The Great Hunger
The Food Empires Ahead
Time: Fair, Organic, and Slow
The Meaning of Fairness
Greener Pastures
The Snail Triumphant
Conclusion: The New Gluttony and Tomorrow's Menu
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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