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  • 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 horse... 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...

  • Wheat Marketing in Transitionby Linda Courtenay Botterill

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 209.00

    This book describes the Australian government's approach to the "problem of wheat", tracking the life and death of collective wheat marketing and its manifestation in the Australian Wheat Board which was central to wheat marketing there for nearly sixty years. more...

  • Pot Farmby Matthew Gavin Frank

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 16.95

    Matthew Gavin Frank is an assistant professor of creative writing at Northern Michigan University. He is the author of Barolo , available in a Nebraska Paperback, and the poetry collections Sagittarius Agitprop , Warranty in Zulu , and The Morrow Plots . 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...

  • Competition and Efficiency in International Food Supply Chainsby John Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 53.95

    Why have food crises seemingly become more frequent in recent years, compared to the last few decades? This book examines an array of different issues and distortions that are causing food supply chain dysfunction in many countries, particularly for staple non-perishable foods such as grains, oilseeds, pulses and sugar. It outlines the underlying... 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...