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  • Food Security Issues in the Arab Near Eastby A. A. El-Sherbini

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Food Security Issues in the Arab Near East discusses the condition that agricultural production has not kept up with the increasing food demand. Increased demand has stem from population explosion and the growth of incomes in the oil exporting countries. The book addresses this Arab food security crisis. First part of the volume reviews short-term... more...

  • Hamburgers in Paradiseby Louise O. Fresco

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    For the first time in human history, there is food in abundance throughout the world. More people than ever before are now freed of the struggle for daily survival, yet few of us are aware of how food lands on our plates. Behind every meal you eat, there is a story. Hamburgers in Paradise explains how. In this wise and passionate book, Louise Fresco... more...

  • The Modern American Wine Industryby Ian M Taplin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study is both a history of the American wine industry and an examination of its current structure and performance. In analysing market formation, Taplin focuses on a complex network of winery owners, winemakers and grape growers to see how relationships have shaped the evolution of this sector. more...

  • The Decline of Juteby Carlo Morelli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    By looking at the decline of the jute industry, this study assesses the successes and failures of Britain?s managed economy. It also addresses broader arguments about the political economy of twentieth-century Britain. more...

  • Meat, Commerce and the Cityby Robyn S Metcalfe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This study examines the struggle between Smithfield market's supporters and detractors and argues that this demonstrates a major shift in the way the urban landscape came to be used. more...

  • The School of Sophisticated Drinkingby Kerstin Ehmer; Beate Hindermann; Kevin Brauch

    Greystone Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    Wherever and whenever people have been found talking, they have been found drinking: an age-old pastime with an equally storied history. Alcohol and civilization have developed in close quarters, sometimes supporting each other and sometimes getting in each other?s way. The School of Sophisticated Drinking , which began as an ongoing series of lectures... more...

  • View from the Tractorby Roger Evans

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2015; US$ 7.99

    Roger Evans, everyone??????s favourite dairy and poultry farmer, is back with his daily account of rural life, full of laughter, grumbles and witty observations about what makes life tick in the real countryside. From his own farmyard, or looking down on his village from his tractor, or on a stool in the local pub, Roger tells it like it is. more...

  • Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 54.00

    This annual publication provides information on policy developments and related support to agriculture in OECD countries and selected partner economies, measured with the OECD Producer Support Estimate methodology. Countries covered represent about 80% of the global value added in agriculture. The report includes a general discussion on developments... more...

  • Unser Essen (Telepolis)by Susanne Aigner

    Heise Medien 2015; Not Available

    Unsere Böden werden planiert, versiegelt, asphaltiert - darunter auch immer mehr fruchtbares Ackerland. Die Europäische Kommission schätzt, dass EU-weit täglich 1.000 Quadratkilometer Boden für den Ackerbau verloren gehen - durch Flächenversiegelung für Straßen und Gebäude. Ein Viertel aller Böden in der EU fällt der Erosion zum Opfer. Allein Deutschland... more...

  • Kriegswichtiger Genussby Nicole Petrick-Felber

    Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 31.64

    Die Geschichte nationalsozialistischer Konsumpolitik am Beispiel der Genussmittel Tabak und Kaffee. Der NS-Staat gilt einerseits als »Tyrannei des Mangels« - als eine »Kanonen statt Butter« produzierende Volkswirtschaft, die den Deutschen Verzicht abverlangte -, andererseits aber auch als eine »Gefälligkeitsdiktatur«, die mit ihren materiellen Zugeständnissen... more...