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

Feeding the world : a challenge for the twenty-first century, Vaclav Smil, (electronic resource)

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
Genre
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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
N$T
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 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agricultural productivity
  • Food supply
Label
Feeding the world : a challenge for the twenty-first century, Vaclav Smil, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=32652
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-351)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Reasons for concern -- Demographic imperatives -- Dietary transitions -- End of an era? -- Appraising the basics -- Photosynthesis and crop productivity -- Land, water, and nutrients -- Agroecosystems and biodiversity -- Environmental change and agroecosystems -- Changing soils -- Environmental pollution -- What could climate change do -- Toward higher cropping efficiencies -- More efficient fertilization -- Better use of water -- Precision farming -- Rationalizing animal food production -- Feeding efficiencies and resource claims -- Opportunities in milk and meat production -- Aquacultural possibilities -- Consuming the harvests -- Harvests and postharvest losses -- How much food do we have? -- How much food do we eat? -- How much food do we need? -- Human energetics -- Protein needs -- Comparisons and implications -- Searching for optimum diets -- Nutritional transitions -- Nutrition, health, and disease -- Optimized diets -- If china could do it ... -- China's predicament -- Available resources and existing inefficiencies -- Realistic solutions
Control code
ocm45729270
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxviii, 360 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585263823
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 294302
Label
Feeding the world : a challenge for the twenty-first century, Vaclav Smil, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.netLibrary.com.ezproxy.lonestar.edu/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=32652
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-351)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Reasons for concern -- Demographic imperatives -- Dietary transitions -- End of an era? -- Appraising the basics -- Photosynthesis and crop productivity -- Land, water, and nutrients -- Agroecosystems and biodiversity -- Environmental change and agroecosystems -- Changing soils -- Environmental pollution -- What could climate change do -- Toward higher cropping efficiencies -- More efficient fertilization -- Better use of water -- Precision farming -- Rationalizing animal food production -- Feeding efficiencies and resource claims -- Opportunities in milk and meat production -- Aquacultural possibilities -- Consuming the harvests -- Harvests and postharvest losses -- How much food do we have? -- How much food do we eat? -- How much food do we need? -- Human energetics -- Protein needs -- Comparisons and implications -- Searching for optimum diets -- Nutritional transitions -- Nutrition, health, and disease -- Optimized diets -- If china could do it ... -- China's predicament -- Available resources and existing inefficiencies -- Realistic solutions
Control code
ocm45729270
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxviii, 360 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585263823
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) 294302

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