Food, Energy, and Society (3rd Revised edition)

Food, Energy, and Society (3rd Revised edition)

By: David Pimentel (editor), Marcia H. Pimentel (editor)Hardback

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Since the publication of the first edition of Food, Energy, and Society, the world's natural resources have become even more diminished due to the rapid expansion of the global human population. We are faced with dwindling food supplies in certain geographic areas, increasing pressure on energy resources, and the imminent extinction of many threatened species. In light of these major issues, this third edition presents an updated and expanded analysis on the interdependency of food, energy, water, land, and biological resources. Written by internationally renowned experts, the book includes new material on livestock production and energy use, the impacts of pesticides on the environment, and the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural, forestry, and marine systems. It also compares the energy inputs of crop production in developing and developed countries, covers the agricultural and environmental issues related to water resources, and details the threat of soil erosion to food and the environment. In addition, the book explores the very timely topics of solar energy, biomass systems, and ethanol production. Offering a startling glimpse at what our planet may become, this edition shows how to achieve the necessary balance between basic human needs and environmental resources and provides potential solutions to the host of problems we face today.

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Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA Senior Lecturer, Retired, Cornell University, Ithaca, New Yo

Contents

Preface Energy and Society David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Energy and Power David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Solar Energy in Natural and Managed Ecosystems David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Ecological System, Natural Resources, and Food Supplies David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Manipulating Ecosystems for Agriculture David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Hunter-Gatherers and Early Agriculture David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Early Livestock Systems and Animal Power David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Livestock Production and Energy Use David Pimentel Energy Use in Fish and Aquacultural Production David Pimentel, R.E. Shanks, and J.C. Rylander Energy Use in Grain and Legume Production David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Energy Use in Fruit, Vegetable, and Forage Production David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Energy Inputs in Crop Production in Developing and Developed Countries David Pimentel, R. Doughty, C. Carothers, S. Lamberson, N. Bora, and K. Lee Environmental and Economic Costs of the Application of Pesticides Primarily in the United States David Pimentel Water Resources: Agricultural and Environmental Issues David Pimentel, B. Berger, D. Filberto, M. Newton, B. Wolfe, E. Karabinakis, S. Clark, E. Poon, E. Abbett, and S. Nandagopal Soil Erosion: A Food and Environmental Threat David Pimentel Conservation of Biological Diversity in Agricultural, Forestry, and Marine Systems David Pimentel, T. Petrova, M. Riley, J. Jacquet, V. Ng, J. Holloway, and E. Valero Food Processing, Packaging, and Preparation David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Transport of Agricultural Supplies and Foods David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Renewable Energy: Current and Potential Issues David Pimentel, M. Herz, M. Whitecraft, M. Zimmerman, R. Allen, K. Becker, J. Evans, B. Hussan, R. Sarsfield, A. Grosfeld, and T. Seidel Biomass: Food versus Fuel David Pimentel, A.F. Warneke, W.S. Teal, K.A. Schwarb, N.J. Simcox, D.M. Ebert, K.D. Baenisch, and M.R. Aaaron Ethanol Production Using Corn, Switchgrass, and Wood; Biodiesel Production Using Soybean and Sunflower David Pimentel and T. Patzek U.S. Energy Conservation and Efficiency: Benefits and Costs David Pimentel, A. Pleasant, J. Barron, J. Gaudioso, N. Pollock, E. Chae, Y. Kim, A. Lassiter, C. Schiavoni, A. Jackson, M. Lee, and A. Eaton Summing Up: Options and Solutions David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/10/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781420046670
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781420046670
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 1420046675
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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