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Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats
Twinkie, Deconstructed
My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1594630186
Traces the author's pop-science investigation into the sources and manufacture of processed food ingredients, in an account that uses the Twinkie label as a guide and reveals the unexpected ways in which chemicals and other non-food raw materials are turned into common brand consumables.
Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer and What You Can Do About It: A Participant Guide
Food Inc.
How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter, and Poorer and What You Can Do About It: A Participant Guide
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1586486942
Food, Inc. is guaranteed to shake up our perceptions of what we eat. This powerful documentary deconstructing the corporate food industry in America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly as “more than a terrific movie—it’s an important movie.” Aided by expert commentators such as Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser, the film poses questions such as: Where has my food come from, and who has processed it? What are the giant agribusinesses and what stake do they have in maintaining the status quo of food production and consumption? How can I feed my family healthy foods affordably? Expanding on the film’s themes, the book Food, Inc. will answer those questions through a series of challenging essays by leading experts and thinkers. This book will encourage those inspired by the film to learn more about the issues, and act to change the world.
Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Stolen Harvest
The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply
Paperback      ISBN: 0896086070
Argues that global corporations, industrial agriculture, and genetic engineering have robbed the earth of its biodiversity and natural resources, and offers solutions to the crisis by focusing on the principles of ecological agriculture.
Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat
Combat-Ready Kitchen
How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591845971
Changing the way we think about food forever, an eye-opening exposé shows how the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate plans, funds and spreads the food science that enables it to produce cheap, imperishable rations, examining the U.S. military's influence on the American food industry. 20,000 first printing.
Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals
Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life
The Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465482490
Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It
Diet for a Hot Planet
The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1596916591
Predicts that, if nothing is done, food-system-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise, exposes that food industry as a key opponent to system-wide reform, offers six principles for a climate-friendly diet and provides examples of farmers who are demonstrating the potential of sustainable farming.
My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road With Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs
My Beloved Brontosaurus
On the Road With Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs
Paperback      ISBN: 0374534268
"Paleontology meets pop culture in a talented young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs Dinosaurs haunt museum halls, stomp across movie screens, and adorn just about any product you can name. Despite groundbreaking discoveries, the dinosaurs of our childhood are entrenched in our minds, and new science struggles to overcome the inaccurate monsters of Jurassic Park. In My Beloved Brontosaurus, the brilliant dinosaur fanatic Brian Switek investigates the tension between dinosaurs as scientific objects and pop-culture icons as he introduces us to the latest theories in paleontology, from how dinosaurs had sex to what colors they were and just how they got so big. To understand why they died--after 150 million years of success--we need to know how they lived. With infectious enthusiasm, Switek explains that these giant beasts left behind a wealth of information in their bones--and it's only by piecing together these clues that we can begin to understand ourselves. After all, our furry little ancestors lived in the shadow of the dinosaurs. Switek visits excavation sites, museums, and high-tech labs to question what we've long held true about these creatures, weaving in stories from his obsession with dinosaurs that started when he was knee-high to a Stegosaurus. Endearing, surprising, and essential to our understanding of our place on Earth, My Beloved Brontosaurus is a book that science buffs and dinosaur fans will cherish for years to come"--
The Tyrannosaur Chronicles: The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs
The Tyrannosaur Chronicles
The Biology of the Tyrant Dinosaurs
Paperback      ISBN: 1472911288
The fascinating story of the king of the dinosaurs as never told before.
Eat More Better: How to Make Every Bite More Delicious
Eat More Better
How to Make Every Bite More Delicious
Hardcover      ISBN: 145168973x
The creator of the Sporkful, shares tips and techniques for getting the best flavor from every food and provides the answers to some of life's most important gastronomical questions, including "Is an open-faced sandwich actually a sandwich?"
The End of Food
The End of Food
Paperback      ISBN: 0547085974
The best-selling author of The End of Oil takes a close-up look at the modern food system to reveal how we make, market, and consume food and examines the dangerous impact of chemicals and destructive farming techniques, food contamination, and disease, as well as what needs to be done to address the situation. Includes new afterword. Reprint.