Food Versus Fuel An Informed Introduction to Biofuels
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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 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Tables and Figures|
|List of Abbreviations|
|About the Contributors|
|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|