Food Versus Fuel An Informed Introduction to Biofuels

ISBN-10: 1848133839
ISBN-13: 9781848133839
Edition: 2010
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Description: Food versus Fuelpresents a high-level introduction to the science and economics behind a well-worn debate, that will debunk myths and provide quality facts and figures for academics and practitioners in development studies, environment studies, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Food versus Fuelpresents a high-level introduction to the science and economics behind a well-worn debate, that will debunk myths and provide quality facts and figures for academics and practitioners in development studies, environment studies, and agricultural studies. Compiled by an internationally renowned scientist and authority, and to include perspectives from "pro" and "anti" biofuels experts and activists, from the North and South, the aim of this book is to bring a balanced approach to current debate on the major issues affecting the development of biofuels in a concise and clear manner so that to provide and informed, nuanced but accessible introduction, grounded in science and economics rather than conjecture and controversy.

List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
About the Contributors
Introduction
Food versus Fuel: Setting the Scene
Why We Should Not Be Using Biofuels
Why Biofuels are Important
Agriculture and Land Use Issues
The Role Biofuels in Promoting Rural Development
Biofues and Climate Change
Future Trends in Biomass Resources for Food and Fuel
Food versus Fuel: Concluding Remarks
Index

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