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  • Food Security in Australiaby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 179.00

    Novel exploration of food security in a developed nation, pertaining to problems faced by a growing population and resource management challenges Discusses how food security is related to technical, social, and moral issues in a society Multi-disciplinary team of authors illustrates the complexity of food security more...

  • Market Threadsby Ç; aliş; Koray kan

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 46.95

    What is a global market? How does it work? At a time when new crises in world markets cannot be satisfactorily resolved through old ideas, Market Threads presents a detailed analysis of the international cotton trade and argues for a novel and groundbreaking understanding of global markets. The book examines the arrangements, institutions, and power... more...

  • The Summer of Beer and Whiskeyby Edward Achorn

    PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 15.99

    Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about base¬ball when he risked his life?s savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important—and funniest—figures in the game?s history. Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason—to sell more beer. Then... more...

  • The Spillover Effects of a Downturn in China's Real Estate Investmentby Ashvin Ahuja; Alla Myrvoda

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00

    Real estate investment accounts for a quarter of total fixed asset investment (FAI) in China. The real estate sector's extensive industrial and financial linkages make it a special type of economic activity, especially where the credit creation process relies primarily on collateral, like in China. As a result, the impact on economic activity of a... more...

  • Global Agricultural Trade and Developing Countriesby M. Ataman Aksoy; John C. Beghin

    World Bank Publications 2004; US$ 34.99

    Global Agricultural Trade and Developing Countries presents research findings based on a series of commodity studies of significant economic importance to developing countries. First, the book sets the stage with background chapters and investigations of cross-cutting issues. Trade and domestic policy regimes affecting agricultural and food markets... more...

  • Trusting Trade and the Private Sector for Food Security in Southeast Asiaby Hamid R. Alavi; Aira Htenas; Ron Kopicki

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 24.99

    Trusting Trade and the Private Sector for Food Security in Southeast Asia challenges policymakers who oversee the rice sector in Southeast Asia and reexamines deep-rooted preceptsabout their responsibilities. The authors argue that fixating on national self-sufficiency hasbeen costly and counterproductive, and cooperation can both improve rice productionat... more...

  • Real Markets: Social and Political Issues of Food Policy Reformby Cynthia Hewitt de Alcantara

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Candyfreakby Steve Almond

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 16.95

    The appropriately named Almond goes beyond candy obsession to enter the realm of "freakdom." Right up front, he divulges that he has eaten a piece of candy "every single day of his entire life," "thinks about candy at least once an hour" and "has between three and seven pounds of candy in his house at all times." Indeed, Almond's fascination is no... more...

  • China's Cotton Industryby Björn Alpermann

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 145.00

    The cotton processing industry is a distinct sector of China?s rural economy which recently underwent a momentous transition from plan to market. China is the world?s largest producer as well as consumer of cotton, and cotton processing links the agricultural production of this important commodity to China?s booming textile industry. Alpermann... more...

  • Die Verkleinerung der Yakhautbooteby Diana Altner

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 56.19

    Bis zum Beginn des letzten Jahrhunderts gehörten Yakhautboote als Fähr- oder Fischerboote zu den Wahrzeichen der Flüsse in Zentraltibet. In einigen entlegenen Regionen gab es Tibeter, die mangels anderer Ressourcen ? und trotz ihrer sozialen Ächtung als ?Fischtöter? im buddhistischen Tibet ? dem Fischfang nachgingen. In ihrer Studie widmet sich die... more...