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By bread alone / Lester R. Brown with Erik P. Eckholm.

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Subject: Food supply.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781483279251
  • ISBN: 1483279251
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 272 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Oxford : Pergamon for the Overseas Development Council, 1975.

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General Note: Originally published: New York : Praeger ; Oxford : Pergamon, 1974.
ISBN 0-08-019794-9 Pbk : £2.50.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-261) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Front Cover; By Bread Alone; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Chapter 1. OVERVIEW: THE CHANGING FACE OF FOOD SCARCITY; PART ONE: Dimensions of the Problem; Chapter 2. HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF MALNUTRITION; THE EVOLUTION OF AGRICULTURE; WHAT MAN EATS; FAMINE IN HUMAN HISTORY; NUTRITIONAL NEEDS; EFFECTS OF MALNUTRITION; NUTRITION TODAY; Chapter 3. POPULATION AND AFFLUENCE; IMPACT OF POPULATION GROWTH; IMPACT OF RISING AFFLUENCE; AFFLUENCE AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS; GLOBAL DEMAND TRENDS; Chapter 4. ECOLOGICAL UNDERMINING OF FOOD SYSTEMS; THE ADVANCING SAHARA.
DEFORESTATION, FLOODING, AND SILTINGEUTROPHICATION OF LAKES AND STREAMS; ENVIRONMENTALLY INDUCED ILLNESSES; ENDANGERED SPECIES; INADVERTENT CLIMATE MODIFICATION; COUNTING THE COSTS; Chapter 5. GROWING GLOBAL FOOD INSECURITY; INDEX OF WORLD FOOD SECURITY; DEPENDENCE ON THE NORTH AMERICAN BREADBASKET; REDEFINING FAMINE; DECLINING FOOD ASSISTANCE; CLIMATIC VULNERABILITY; GLOBAL POLITICS OF FOOD SCARCITY; PART TWO: Four Basic Resources; Chapter 6. LAND FOR FOOD; THE AREA-TO-YIELD TRANSITION; EXPANDING THE CULTIVATED AREA; RAISING OUTPUT PER ACRE; LOSS OF ARABLE LAND.
MULTIPLE CROPPING AND FALLOWINGChapter 7. WATER AND BREAD; DEVELOPMENT OF IRRIGATION; IRRIGATION TODAY; IRRIGATION AND THE GREEN REVOLUTION; MORE AMBITIOUS INTERVENTIONS; WATER FROM THE SEAS?; FUTURE PROSPECTS; Chapter 8. ENERGY AND AGRICULTURE; ENERGY INTENSITY OF FOOD SYSTEMS; ENERGY AND LAND PRODUCTIVITY; ENERGY AND LABOR PRODUCTIVITY; CONSERVING ENERGY IN FOOD SYSTEMS; ESTABLISHING GLOBAL ENERGY PRIORITIES; Chapter 9. THE ROLE OF FERTILIZER; FERTILIZER AND WORLD FOOD OUTPUT; BOOM AND BUST CYCLES; FERTILIZER PRODUCTION AND RAW MATERIALS; THE DISTRIBUTION QUESTION; FUTURE PROSPECTS.
PART THREE: Areas of Concern and HopeChapter 10. THE GREEN REVOLUTION: OPPORTUNITY LOST?; THE NEW SEEDS; ACROSS NATIONAL BOUNDARIES; IMPACT OF THE NEW SEEDS; NEW POTENTIALS FOR MULTIPLE CROPPING; DISTRIBUTING THE BENEFITS; ASSESSMENTS AND PROSPECTS; Chapter 11. DEEP TROUBLE IN OCEANIC FISHERIES; FISH IN THE WORLD FOOD ECONOMY; TRENDS IN WORLD FISH CATCH; COMPETITION AMONG COUNTRIES; THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC FISHERY; THE PERUVIAN ANCHOVY FISHERY; FISH FARMING: STATUS AND PROSPECTS; POLLUTION OF OCEANIC FISHERIES; COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF OCEANIC FISHERIES.
Chapter 12. NON-CONVENTIONAL FOOD SOURCESHIGH-PROTEIN CEREALS; BREEDING NEW CROPS; DESIGNING NEW FOODS; PANACEAS OF THE PAST; FOOD FORTIFICATION; SINGLE-CELL PROTEIN; FEEDING FERTILIZER TO CATTLE; PART FOUR: Responses; Chapter 13. PUTTING ON THE DEMOGRAPHIC BRAKES; UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM; FAMILY-PLANNING SERVICES; MEETING SOCIAL NEEDS; ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICIES; A PROPOSED STABILIZATION TIMETABLE; Chapter 14. SIMPLIFYING DIETS; ECONOMY, ECOLOGY, AND HEALTH; VEGETABLE OILS FOR ANIMAL FATS; VEGETABLE PROTEIN FOR ANIMAL PROTEIN; ELIMINATING WASTE.
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