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Author Cribb, Julian.

Title The coming famine [electronic resource] : the global food crisis and what we can do to avoid it / Julian Cribb.

Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 pri.
Contents What food crisis? -- Food-- or war -- The well runs dry -- Peak land -- Nutrients : the new oil -- Troubled waters -- Losing our brains -- Eating oil -- The climate hammer -- Elephants in the kitchen -- A fair deal for farmers -- Food in the future.
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Subject Food supply.
Food industry and trade.
Sustainable agriculture.
Climatic changes.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cribb, Julian. Coming famine. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2010 9780520260719 (DLC) 2010007683 (OCoLC)569481107
ISBN 9780520947160 (electronic bk.)
0520947169 (electronic bk.)
9780520260719 (alk. paper)
0520260716 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612660801