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24 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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306 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • Eastern oysters
  • The first breach
  • Shrimp
  • The great delocalizer
  • Sockeye salmon
  • The last, best chance
  • Conclusion.
Author Paul Greenberg uncovers the tragic unraveling of the nation's seafood supply--telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters. In 2005, the United States imported nearly twice as much seafood as twenty years earlier. Bizarrely, during that same period, our seafood exports quadrupled. Greenberg examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how this came to be. Following the trail of environmental desecration, Greenberg comes to view the New York City oyster as a reminder of what is lost when local waters are not valued as a food source. A different kind of catastrophe threatens the Gulf of Mexico: Asian-farmed shrimp have flooded the American market. Finally, a proposed mining project could undermine the spawning grounds of the biggest wild sockeye salmon run left in the world. In his search to discover why this precious resource isn't better protected, Greenberg finds the great majority of Alaskan salmon is exported. Sockeye salmon is one of the most nutritionally dense animal proteins on the planet, yet Americans are shipping it abroad. But despite the challenges, hope abounds: many are working to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return American catch to American tables.-- From publisher description.
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viii, 274 pages ; 23 cm
  • Cattle : environment and culture
  • The climate change case against cattle : sorting fact from fiction
  • All food is grass
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Overgrazing
  • People
  • Beef : Food and health
  • Health claims against beef : the rest of the story
  • Beef is good food
  • Critique and final analysis
  • A critique : what's the matter with beef?
  • Final analysis : Why eat animals?
Nicolette Hahn Niman dispels popular myths about how eating beef is bad for our bodies and planet. Grounded in empirical scientific data and with living examples from around the world, Hahn Niman builds a comprehensive argument that cattle can help build carbon-sequestering soils to mitigate climate change, enhance biodiversity, prevent desertification, and provide invaluable nutrition. While no single book can definitively answer the thorny question of how to feed the earth's growing population, Defending Beef makes the case that, whatever the world's future food system looks like, cattle and beef can and must be part of the solution.-- COVER.
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xvi, 178 pages ; 23 cm.
Fishing for a Solution provides a detailed, policy-based account of the development of Canada's fisheries relations with the European Union. It covers over 35 years of this contentious international relationship, from the establishment of Canada's 200-mile offshore limit in 1977 to the progress made in approving the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Convention proposed in 2007. Based on the experience of participants from inside the deliberations and negotiations, the book explores the impact of Canada's internal politics on international fisheries negotiations. For anyone interested in the workings of Canadian foreign policy, resource policy or in the complexities of managing international relations, it offers a unique account of the development of Canada-EU fisheries relations, blending the academic perspective of a long-time student of those relations with the insights of two former senior public servants who served within the international directorate of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781552387788 20160617
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ix, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Landed property and State sovereignty on the frontier
  • Natural disorder : ecological crisis, the State, and the origins of modern forestry
  • Forest commons and peasant protest on the frontier, 1920s and 1930s
  • Changing landscapes : tree plantations, forestry, and state-directed development after 1930
  • Peasants, forestry, and the politics of social reform on the frontier, 1930s-1950s
  • Agrarian reform and state-directed forestry development, 1950s and 1960s
  • Agrarian reform arrives in the forests
  • Dictatorship and free-market forestry
  • Democracy, environmentalism, and the mapuche challenge to forestry development.
In La Frontera, Thomas Miller Klubock offers a pioneering social and environmental history of southern Chile, exploring the origins of today's forestry "miracle" in Chile. Although, Chile's forestry boom is often attributed to the free-market policies of the Pinochet dictatorship, La Frontera shows that forestry development began in the early twentieth century when Chilean governments turned to forestry science and plantations of the North American Monterey pine to establish their governance of the frontier's natural and social worlds. Klubock demonstrates that modern conservationist policies and scientific forestry drove the enclosure of frontier commons occupied by indigenous and non-indigenous peasants who were defined as a threat to both native forests and tree plantations. La Frontera narrates the century-long struggles among peasants, indigenous communities, large landowners, and the state over access to forest commons in the frontier territory. It traces the shifting social meanings of environmentalism by showing how during the 1990s, rural laborers and Mapuches, once vilified by conservationist ideology, drew on the language of modern environmentalism to critique the social dislocations produced by Chile's much vaunted neoliberal economic model, linking a more just social order to the biodiversity of native forests.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822356035 20160613
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xxxi, 152 pages ; 19 cm
  • Introduction: After-school snacks before Doritos
  • Hemp gets out ring around the collar
  • Turning a profit even with Medieval harvesting techniques
  • Want to make it in the hemp game? : two words : dual cropping
  • Grow your next house (or factory or office or high-rise or school)
  • Heck, grow your whole tractor out of hemp
  • Fill 'er up with hemp
  • A new utility paradigm : the distributed, sustainable community energy grid
  • Don't just legalize it : subsidize it
  • Patriots ponder planting
  • Hempucation immersion course
  • Teach your regulators well
  • Conclusion: Support your local heartland hemp homesteaders
  • Epilogue, part one: Watching cannabis displace corn in the first digital age American hemp fields
  • Epilogue, part two: A dust bowl antidote; it's about a cash crop in today's soil.
Author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing, researching, and pioneering hemp's applications for the twenty-first century. From Denver, where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp-powered limo; to Asheville, North Carolina, where carbon-negative hempcrete-insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom; to Manitoba where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor; and finally to the fields of east Colorado, where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economy - Fine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels, heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures, and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative.
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xxii, 263 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Climate change and forests : from the Noordwijk Declaration to REDD
  • The forest transition, the drivers of deforestation and governance approaches
  • Global forest governance
  • The emergence of REDD on the global policy agenda
  • Case study : Vietnam
  • Case study : Indonesia
  • Case study : Cameroon
  • Case study : Peru
  • Comparative analysis of Vietnam, Indonesia, Cameroon and Peru
  • REDD policies, global food, fibre and timber markets, and "leakage"
  • The future of forests.
A search for new methods for dealing with climate change led to the identification of forest maintenance as a potential policy option that could cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the development of measures for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). This book explores how an analysis of past forest governance patterns from the global through to the local level, can help us to build institutions which more effectively deal with forests within the climate change regime. The book assesses the options for reducing emissions from deforestation in developing countries under the international climate regime, as well as the incentives flowing from them at the national and sub national level and examines how these policy levers change human behaviour and interface with the drivers and pressures of land use change in tropical forests. The book considers the trade-offs between certain forestry related policies within the current climate regime and the larger goal of sustainable forestry. Based on an assessment of existing multi-level institutional forestry arrangements, the book questions how policy frameworks can be better designed in order to effectively and equitably govern the challenges of deforestation and land degradation under the global climate change regime. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of Law and Environmental Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415526999 20160609
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xxi, 154 p. : col. ill., 1 col. map ; 21 x 26 cm
  • The Cacapon and Lost River Valley
  • Not for sale
  • Local boy makes good
  • Making hay and memories
  • Roots that run deep
  • It's the stories
  • Dutch Hollow
  • The needs of the many
  • Stranger in a different land.
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9. Schafer State Park [2013]

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127 p. : chiefly ill., map, ports., facsims. ; 24 cm.
  • Pioneer days in the Satsop River Valley
  • Life and logging before and during World War I
  • The 1920s boom and the establishment of Schafer State Park
  • The depression years of the 1930s
  • World War II to the present.
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54 pages ; 28 cm
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xx, 348 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Agrobiodiversity : a concept in construction
  • Agrobiodiversity and food security, nutrition, health, social equity and environmental sustainability
  • Agrobiodiversity and climate change
  • Seed laws : the paradigms of industrial agriculture, traditional/local agricultural systems and agrobiodiversity
  • The Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants and the UPOV System : the protection of intellectual property rights over plant varieties
  • Access and benefit-sharing laws and plant genetic resources for food and agriculture : the international legal regime
  • Options for the implementation of the international treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture at the national level : main issues
  • Farmers' rights
  • Animal genetic resources for food and agriculture: access and benefit-sharing and livestock breeders' rights
  • The open source software movement, creative commons and seeds : what they have in common : biological open source and protected commons
  • Agrobiodiversity and cultural heritage law
  • Agrobiodiversity and protected areas
  • Geographical indications for agrobiodiversity products : case studies in France, Mexico and Brazil.
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viii, 315 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
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viii, 92 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Definition of urban and peri-urban agriculture and its contribution to food security
  • International framework
  • Policy and legal framework at national and municipal levels
  • Institutional framework
  • Conclusion.
This legislative study promotes an understanding of the key elements and issues to be addressed by a pro-poor legal and institutional framework for the practice of urban and peri-urban agriculture. Several case studies from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Ghana, and Uganda are included to this end. It is hoped that this study will provide guidance to national legislators, ministers and administrations, mayors and other municipal officials, as well as lawyers involved in drafting legislation and regulations or advising on, or advocating for, better legal frameworks for urban and peri-urban agriculture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789251073100 20160612
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1 videodisc ( 65 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • History
  • Tour of the West
  • Twin Peaks gather
  • Where horses go.
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20 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
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335 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
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xiv, 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • DDT and the American Century
  • An island in a sea of disease : DDT enters a global war
  • Disease, DDT, and development : the American Century in Italy
  • Science in the service of agriculture : DDT and the beginning of the green revolution in Mexico
  • The age of wreckers and exterminators : eradication in the postwar world
  • Green revolutions in conflict : debating Silent spring, food, and science during the Cold War
  • It's all or nothing : debating DDT and development under the law
  • One man's pesticide is another man's poison : the controversy continues
  • Rethinking DDT in a global age.
Praised for its ability to kill insects effectively and cheaply and reviled as an ecological hazard, DDT continues to engender passion across the political spectrum as one of the world's most controversial chemical pesticides. In "DDT and the American Century, " David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from 1941 to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide. The banning of DDT in the United States in 1972 is generally regarded as a signal triumph for the American environmental movement. Yet DDT's function as a tool of U.S. foreign policy and its use in international development projects designed to solve problems of disease and famine made it an integral component of the so-called American Century. The varying ways in which scientists, philanthropic foundations, corporations, national governments, and transnational institutions assessed and adjudicated the balance of risks and benefits of DDT within and beyond America's borders, Kinkela argues, demonstrates the gap that existed between global and U.S. perspectives on DDT. "DDT and the American Century" offers a unique approach to understanding modern environmentalism in a global context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807835098 20160606
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xvii, 273 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Governance and Forest Management Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ISO, TC207 and the 14000 Series Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Comparative Analysis Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230243583 20160605
Since the Rio 'Earth' Summit of 1992, sustainable development has become the major policy framework through which the international community deals with pressing environmental issues such as deforestation. Implicit in this approach is the belief that the market provides the best mechanism to bring government, business and society together, and a whole plethora of market-driven schemes have been developed in response. Yet how legitimate are these institutions, and where is their democratic accountability? This book looks at four institutions created to address forest management, namely the Forest Stewardship Council (non-governmental), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (business), the ISO 14000 Series of environmental standards (technocratic), and the United Nations Forum on Forests (governmental). It finds large discrepancies in the approaches taken, and the degree to which the four systems provide for meaningful participation and productive deliberation amongst stakeholders trying to address the global forest crisis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230243583 20160605
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xvii, 220 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: On the tomato trail
  • Roots
  • A tomato grows in Florida
  • Chemical warfare
  • From the hands of a slave
  • An unfair fight
  • A penny per pound
  • Matters of taste
  • Building a better tomato
  • Tomatoman
  • Epilogue: Wild things.
Investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases.
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145 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Introduction
  • What is urban agriculture?
  • Facilitating urban agriculture through planning practice
  • Linking urban agriculture with planning practice
  • Planning for urban agriculture : lessons learned.
Urban agriculture is rising steadily in popularity in the United States and Canada - there are stories in the popular press, it has an increasingly central place in the growing local food movement, and there is a palpable interest in changing cities to foster both healthier residents and more sustainable communities. The most popular form of urban agriculture, community gardening, contributes significantly to developing social connections, building capacity, and empowering communities in urban neighborhoods. Older, industrial cities such as Cleveland, Detroit, and Buffalo, with their drastic loss of population and their acres of vacant land, are emerging as centers for urban agriculture initiatives - in essence, becoming laboratories for the future role of urban food production in the postindustrial city. Because urban agriculture entails the use of urban land, it has implications for urban land-use planning, which is controlled and regulated by municipal governments and planning agencies. This PAS Report provides authoritative guidance for dealing with the implications of this cutting-edge practice that is changing our cities forever.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781932364910 20160607
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