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The Resource Feeding the world : a challenge for the twenty-first century, Vaclav Smil

Feeding the world : a challenge for the twenty-first century, Vaclav Smil

Label
Feeding the world : a challenge for the twenty-first century
Title
Feeding the world
Title remainder
a challenge for the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Vaclav Smil
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book differs from other books on the world food situation in its consideration of the complete food cycle, from agriculture to post-harvest losses and processing to eating and discarding. Taking a scientific approach, Smil espouses neither the catastrophic view that widespread starvation is imminent nor the cornucopian view that welcomes large population increases as the source of endless human inventiveness. He shows how we can make more effective use of current resources and suggests that if we increase farming efficiency, reduce waste, and transform our diets, future needs may not be as great as we anticipate."--Jacket
  • "This book differs from other books on the world food situation in its consideration of the complete food cycle, from agriculture to post-harvest losses and processing to eating and discarding. Taking a scientific approach, Smil espouses neither the catastrophic view that widespread starvation is imminent nor the cornucopian view that welcomes large population increases as the source of endless human inventiveness. He shows how we can make more effective use of current resources and suggests that if we increase farming efficiency, reduce waste, and transform our diets, future needs may not be as great as we anticipate."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smil, Vaclav
Dewey number
338.1/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S494.5.P75
LC item number
S55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agricultural productivity
  • Food supply
  • Agriculture
  • Aliments
  • Voedselvoorziening
  • Landbouw
  • Productiviteit
  • Toekomstverwachtingen
  • Agriculture
  • Aliments
  • Ernährungssicherung
  • Weltbevölkerung
  • Lebensmittelproduktion
  • Welternährung
  • Agrarproduktion
Label
Feeding the world : a challenge for the twenty-first century, Vaclav Smil
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 11
  • 2
  • Appraising the Basics
  • 23
  • Photosynthesis and Crop Productivity
  • 25
  • Land, Water, and Nutrients
  • 30
  • Agroecosystems and Biodiversity
  • 52
  • 1
  • 3
  • Environmental Change and Agroecosystems
  • 65
  • Changing Soils
  • 67
  • Environmental Pollution
  • 80
  • What Could Climate Change Do
  • 90
  • 4
  • Reasons for Concern
  • Toward Higher Cropping Efficiencies
  • 105
  • More Efficient Fertilization
  • 108
  • Better Use of Water
  • 125
  • Precision Farming
  • 135
  • 5
  • Rationalizing Animal Food Production
  • 1
  • 141
  • Feeding Efficiencies and Resource Claims
  • 145
  • Opportunities in Milk and Meat Production
  • 163
  • Aquacultural Possibilities
  • 171
  • 6
  • Consuming the Harvests
  • 181
  • Demographic Imperatives
  • Harvests and Postharvest Losses
  • 182
  • How Much Food Do We Have?
  • 188
  • How Much Food Do We Eat?
  • 196
  • 7
  • How Much Food Do We Need?
  • 211
  • Human Energetics
  • 6
  • 215
  • Protein Needs
  • 227
  • Comparisons and Implications
  • 235
  • 8
  • Searching for Optimum Diets
  • 249
  • Nutritional Transitions
  • 250
  • Dietary Transitions
  • Nutrition, Health, and Disease
  • 264
  • Optimized Diets
  • 276
  • 9
  • If China Could Do It ...
  • 291
  • China's Predicament
  • 292
  • Available Resources and Existing Inefficiencies
  • 8
  • 299
  • Realistic Solutions
  • 309
  • End of an Era?
Control code
41991436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780262194327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99041747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41991436
Label
Feeding the world : a challenge for the twenty-first century, Vaclav Smil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 11
  • 2
  • Appraising the Basics
  • 23
  • Photosynthesis and Crop Productivity
  • 25
  • Land, Water, and Nutrients
  • 30
  • Agroecosystems and Biodiversity
  • 52
  • 1
  • 3
  • Environmental Change and Agroecosystems
  • 65
  • Changing Soils
  • 67
  • Environmental Pollution
  • 80
  • What Could Climate Change Do
  • 90
  • 4
  • Reasons for Concern
  • Toward Higher Cropping Efficiencies
  • 105
  • More Efficient Fertilization
  • 108
  • Better Use of Water
  • 125
  • Precision Farming
  • 135
  • 5
  • Rationalizing Animal Food Production
  • 1
  • 141
  • Feeding Efficiencies and Resource Claims
  • 145
  • Opportunities in Milk and Meat Production
  • 163
  • Aquacultural Possibilities
  • 171
  • 6
  • Consuming the Harvests
  • 181
  • Demographic Imperatives
  • Harvests and Postharvest Losses
  • 182
  • How Much Food Do We Have?
  • 188
  • How Much Food Do We Eat?
  • 196
  • 7
  • How Much Food Do We Need?
  • 211
  • Human Energetics
  • 6
  • 215
  • Protein Needs
  • 227
  • Comparisons and Implications
  • 235
  • 8
  • Searching for Optimum Diets
  • 249
  • Nutritional Transitions
  • 250
  • Dietary Transitions
  • Nutrition, Health, and Disease
  • 264
  • Optimized Diets
  • 276
  • 9
  • If China Could Do It ...
  • 291
  • China's Predicament
  • 292
  • Available Resources and Existing Inefficiencies
  • 8
  • 299
  • Realistic Solutions
  • 309
  • End of an Era?
Control code
41991436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780262194327
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99041747
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)41991436

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