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  • The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Food Consumption and Policyby Jayson L. Lusk; Jutta Roosen; Jason Shogren

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 149.99

    Historically, the challenge for humans has been to secure a sufficient supply of food to stave off hunger and starvation. As a result, much of the research on food and agriculture in the past century has focused on issues related to production efficiency, food supply, and farm profitability. In recent years, however, farmers, agribusiness, policy makers,... more...

  • Tales of an Old Horsetraderby Leroy Judson Daniels; Helen S. Herrick

    University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 29.95

    Leroy Daniels was born in 1882 near Adair, Iowa. When he was ten, his father gave him a pony and a checkbook and sent him out to buy cattle. By the time he was sixteen, he was alone on a ranch in Montana with a herd of seventy wild horses to break. At twenty-one, he was trading horses in the Chicago stockyards, where he told Henry Ford that a... more...

  • Food Movements Unite!by Samir Amin; Eric Holt-Gimenez; Raj Patel; Olivier De Schutter; Joao Pedro Stedile

    Food First Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Food Movements Unite! Strategies to transform our food systems The present corporate food regime dominating the planet?s food systems is environmentally destructive, financially volatile and socially unjust. Though the regime?s contributions to the planet?s four-fold food-fuel-finance and climate crises are well documented, the “solutions?... more...

  • Golden Holocaustby Robert N. Proctor

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 52.95

    The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. In Golden Holocaust , Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to explore how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used... more...

  • Land Administration and Practice in Hong Kongby Roger Nissim

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 30.00

    This book tells about the pivotal role of land in Hong Kong is always a vital resource in a dynamic economy. more...

  • Pot Farmby Matthew Gavin Frank

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 16.95

    After eight months in his childhood home helping his mother through her bout with cancer, Matthew Frank and his wife were themselves desperate for comfort. They found sanctuary in the most unlikely place—amid a collection of outcasts and eccentrics on a plot of land miles outside their comfort zone: a “mostly medical” marijuana farm... more...

  • Global Uncertainty and the Volatility of Agricultural Commodities Pricesby B.R. Munier

    IOS Press 2012; US$ 196.00

    The recent global financial crisis exposed the serious limitations of existing economic and financial models. Not only did macro models fail to predict the crisis, they seemed incapable of explaining what was happening to the economy. Policymakers felt abandoned by the conventional tools of the now obsolete Washington consensus and the World Trade... more...

  • The Rice Industry of Burma 1852-1940 (First Reprint 2012)by Cheng Siok Hwa

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 64.90

    This study forms a welcome addition to the growing number of works on the economic history of Southeast Asia. In his Foreword, Dr John F. Cady, the author of A History of Modern Burma, writes that Dr Cheng "has placed all students of Burma in her debt by this highly articulate and clarifying contribution to the country's economic history". more...

  • Dethroning the Kingby Julie MacIntosh

    Wiley 2010; US$ 27.95

    Praise for DETHRONING THE KING "Julie MacIntosh has given us not just an anatomy of a deal, but an anatomy of a company, a community, and a family. From cover to cover, it is a compelling story bound to be acclaimed as the business book of the year." — MARTIN LIPTON , Founding Partner of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz "This book is not... more...

  • Seed Trade in Rural Marketsby Leigh Anderson; Timothy J. Dalton; Leslie Lipper

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Markets have been found to be an increasingly important source of the seeds of crops and varieties low income farmers need to improve their livelihoods, encompassing both the formal and informal seed sector. Markets also have major impacts on agricultural biodiversity, by affecting farmers' choice of crops and varieties to grow. They are not, however,... more...